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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321442/acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-due-to-aortic-valve-stenosis-in-a-case-with-antiphospholipid-antibody
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Hiroaki Tanaka, Yurie Nagai, Chihiro Kuwabara, Ryo Shimizu, Akihide Umeki, Tetsufumi Yamamoto
Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) is a bleeding disorder caused by an acquired deficiency of von Willebrand factor (vWF). Some patients with AVWS show a low bleeding tendency and are diagnosed by the presence of a mild prolongation of activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) preoperatively. Another cause of APTT prolongation is the presence of antiphospholipid antibody (aPL). We experienced a case of AVWS due to aortic valve stenosis in a patient with aPL in whom aortic valve replacement surgery was successful with vWF replacement...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296726/novel-approach-to-genetic-analysis-and-results-in-3000-hemophilia-patients-enrolled-in-the-my-life-our-future-initiative
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Jill M Johnsen, Shelley N Fletcher, Haley Huston, Sarah Roberge, Beth K Martin, Martin Kircher, Neil C Josephson, Jay Shendure, Sarah Ruuska, Marion A Koerper, Jaime Morales, Glenn F Pierce, Diane J Aschman, Barbara A Konkle
Hemophilia A and B are rare, X-linked bleeding disorders. My Life, Our Future (MLOF) is a collaborative project established to genotype and study hemophilia. Patients were enrolled at US hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs). Genotyping was performed centrally using next-generation sequencing (NGS) with an approach that detected common F8 gene inversions simultaneously with F8 and F9 gene sequencing followed by confirmation using standard genotyping methods. Sixty-nine HTCs enrolled the first 3000 patients in under 3 years...
May 23, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240509/mild-bleeding-disorders-what-every-clinician-should-know
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H K Hussein, Plr Nicolson, K Fordwor, G C Lowe
Patients with mild bleeding disorders are under-recognized and frequently present to general physicians. The underlying reasons for bleeding are multifactorial. There is little evidence to guide diagnostic and management decision making in patients with mild bleeding disorders. This article outlines different types of mild bleeding disorders, with a particular focus on bleeding associated with low levels of von Willebrand factor and mild platelet defects. It gives practical, evidence-based advice on the investigation and management of patients with a suspected or known mild bleeding disorder, considering the scenarios of an acute bleed, stable outpatient, peri-surgical management and thrombosis...
December 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230938/normal-aptt-in-children-with-mild-factor-xi-deficiency
#4
John Puetz, Christopher Hugge, Karen Moser
It has been suggested that persons with factor XI deficiency can have a normal activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). This notion is based on limited data, especially in children. Because of the central role the aPTT plays in diagnostic algorithms for bleeding disorders, it is important to know if a normal aPTT eliminates the need for factor XI activity testing. Our institutional database contains seven children with factor XI deficiency, of whom four have a normal aPTT. This supports the hypothesis that children with factor XI deficiency can have a normal aPTT...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170194/low-vwf-an-established-mild-bleeding-disorder
#5
Frank W G Leebeek, Johan Boender
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135309/screening-for-platelet-function-disorders-with-multiplate-and-platelet-function-analyzer
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Floor C J I Moenen, Minka J A Vries, Patricia J Nelemans, Katrien J M van Rooy, Jeannique R R A Vranken, Paul W M Verhezen, Rick J H Wetzels, Hugo Ten Cate, Harry C Schouten, Erik A M Beckers, Yvonne M C Henskens
Light transmission aggregation (LTA) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of platelet function disorders (PFDs), but it is time-consuming and limited to specialized laboratories. Whole-blood impedance aggregometry (Multiplate) and platelet function analyzer (PFA) may be used as rapid screening tools to exclude PFDs. The aim of this study is to assess the diagnostic performance of Multiplate and PFA for PFDs, as detected by LTA.Data from preoperative patients, patients referred to the hematologist for bleeding evaluation, and patients with a diagnosed bleeding disorder were used...
November 14, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964439/economic-burden-of-illness-among-persons-with-hemophilia-b-from-hugs-vb-examining-the-association-of-severity-and-treatment-regimens-with-costs-and-annual-bleed-rates
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Christina X Chen, Judith R Baker, Michael B Nichol
OBJECTIVES: To determine US societal burden of illness, including direct and indirect costs and annual bleed rate (ABR), for persons with hemophilia B (HB), a rare and debilitating genetic disorder, and to examine associations of hemophilia severity and treatment regimens with costs and ABR. METHODS: From 2009 to 2014, the Hemophilia Utilization Group Studies Part Vb collected prospective data from 10 US hemophilia treatment centers. Participants with HB completed initial surveys on sociodemographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, and treatment patterns...
September 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960694/high-incidence-of-fxi-deficiency-in-a-spanish-town-caused-by-11-different-mutations-and-the-first-duplication-of-f11-results-from-the-yecla-study
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J Esteban, M E de la Morena-Barrio, S Salloum-Asfar, J Padilla, A Miñano, V Roldán, J M Soria, F Vidal, J Corral, V Vicente
INTRODUCTION: Factor XI (FXI) deficiency is a rare disorder with molecular heterogeneity in Caucasians but relatively frequent and molecularly homogeneous in certain populations. AIM: To characterize FXI deficiency in a Spanish town of 60 000 inhabitants. METHODS: A total of 324 764 APTT tests were screened during 20 years. FXI was evaluated by FXI:C and by Western blot. Genetic analysis of F11 was performed by sequencing, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification and genotyping...
November 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904675/von-willebrand-s-disease-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Hanae Echahdi, Brahim El Hasbaoui, Mohamed El Khorassani, Aomar Agadr, Mohamed Khattab
Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is the most common human inherited bleeding disorder due to a defect of Von Willebrand Factor (VWF), which a glycoprotein crucial for platelet adhesion to the subendothelium after vascular injury. VWD include quantitative defects of VWF, either partial (type 1 with VWF levels < 50 IU/dL) or virtually total (type 3 with undetectable VWF levels) and also qualitative defects of VWF (type 2 variants with discrepant antigenic and functional VWF levels). The most bleeding forms of VWD usually do not concern type 1 patients with the mildest VWF defects (VWF levels between 30 and 50IU/dL)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901996/intracranial-hemorrhage-in-congenital-bleeding-disorders
#10
Shadi Tabibian, Hoda Motlagh, Majid Naderi, Akbar Dorgalaleh
: Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), as a life-threatening bleeding among all kinds of congenital bleeding disorders (CBDs), is a rare manifestation except in factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency, which is accompanied by ICH, early in life, in about one-third of patients. Most inherited platelet function disorders (IPFDs) are mild to moderate bleeding disorders that can never experience a severe bleeding as in ICH; however, Glanzmann's thrombasthenia, a common and severe inherited platelet function disorder, can lead to ICH and occasional death...
September 9, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895772/flow-cytometry-based-platelet-function-testing-is-predictive-of-symptom-burden-in-a-cohort-of-bleeders
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Niklas Boknäs, Sofia Ramström, Lars Faxälv, Tomas L Lindahl
Platelet function disorders (PFDs) are common in patients with mild bleeding disorders (MBDs), yet the significance of laboratory findings suggestive of a PFD remain unclear due to the lack of evidence for a clinical correlation between the test results and the patient phenotype. Herein, we present the results from a study evaluating the potential utility of platelet function testing using whole-blood flow cytometry in a cohort of 105 patients undergoing investigation for MBD. Subjects were evaluated with a test panel comprising two different activation markers (fibrinogen binding and P-selectin exposure) and four physiologically relevant platelet agonists (ADP, PAR1-AP, PAR4-AP, and CRP-XL)...
September 12, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838029/radionuclide-synovectomy-synoviorthesis-rs-in-patients-with-bleeding-disorders-a-review-of-patient-and-procedure-demographics-and-functional-outcomes-in-the-athndataset
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C McGuinn, D Cheng, D Aschman, S L Carpenter, R Sidonio, A Soni, M D Tarantino, A P Wheeler, A L Dunn
INTRODUCTION: Radionuclide synovectomy/synoviorthesis (RS) to manage proliferative synovitis in persons with bleeding disorders has been utilized for decades; however, aggregate US results are limited. AIM: To determine the prevalence of RS utilization, patient and procedure related demographics and functional outcomes in United States haemophilia treatment centres (HTCs). The ATHNdataset includes US patients with bleeding disorders who have authorized the sharing of their demographic and clinical information for research...
November 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830606/thrombin-generation-assays-for-global-evaluation-of-the-hemostatic-system-perspectives-and-limitations
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Rita Carolina Figueiredo Duarte, Cláudia Natália Ferreira, Danyelle Romana Alves Rios, Helton José Dos Reis, Maria das Graças Carvalho
The existing techniques to evaluate hemostasis in clinical laboratories are not sensitive enough to detect hypercoagulable and mild hypocoagulable states. Under different experimental conditions, the thrombin generation test may meet these requirements. This technique evaluates the overall balance between procoagulant and anticoagulant forces and has provided new insights in our understanding of the coagulation cascade, as well as of the diagnosis of hypocoagulability and hypercoagulability conditions. Thrombin generated in the thrombin generation test can be quantified as platelet-rich or platelet-poor plasma using the calibrated automated thrombogram method, which monitors the cleavage of a fluorogenic substrate that is simultaneously compared to the known thrombin activity in a non-clotting plasma sample...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819614/acute-compartment-syndrome-after-an-olecranon-fracture-in-a-patient-with-mild-hemophilia-b
#14
John M Reynolds, Christy Christophersen, Mary K Mulcahey
INTRODUCTION: Compartment syndrome is a serious condition characterized by compartmental pressures within 20 mmHg of diastolic blood pressure, or clinical signs of pain, paresthesia, pallor, and lack of pulses. Often a surgical intervention is necessary. Increased surveillance for compartment syndrome is important when a patient with a bleeding disorder sustains a traumatic injury. CASE REPORT: We present a case of forearm compartment syndrome in a patient with mild hemophilia B who sustained an olecranon fracture...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804835/chromogenic-factor-viii-assays-for-improved-diagnosis-of-hemophilia-a
#15
Susan Rodgers, Elizabeth Duncan
Hemophilia A is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a reduced level of factor VIII coagulant activity (FVIII:C) in blood. Bleeding episodes may occur spontaneously in the severe form of hemophilia or after trauma in the milder forms. It is important that patients are diagnosed correctly, which includes placing them into the correct severity category of the disorder so that appropriate treatment can be given. Diagnosis is made by determination of the amount of FVIII:C in the blood, usually using a one-stage factor VIII:C assay...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797911/a-prospective-evaluation-of-radiation-free-direct-solitary-cholangioscopy-for-the-management-of-choledocholithiasis
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Monique T Barakat, Mohit Girotra, Abhishek Choudhary, Robert J Huang, Saurabh Sethi, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopy has replaced many radiologic studies for the GI tract. However, ERCP remains a hybrid endoscopic-fluoroscopic procedure, which limits its portable delivery, creates delays because of fluoroscopy room unavailability, and exposes patients and providers to radiation. We evaluated fluoroscopy/radiation-free management of patients with noncomplex choledocholithiasis using direct solitary cholangioscopy (DSC). METHODS: Patients underwent fluoroscopy-free biliary cannulation, sphincterotomy, and then cholangioscopy to establish location and number/size of stones and to document distance from ampulla to bifurcation to guide balloon advancement...
August 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762630/comparison-of-multiple-electrode-aggregometry-with-lumi-aggregometry-for-the-diagnosis-of-patients-with-mild-bleeding-disorders
#17
R Al Ghaithi, S Drake, S P Watson, N V Morgan, P Harrison
Essentials There is a clinical need for new technologies to measure platelet function in whole blood. Mild bleeding disorders were evaluated using multiple electrode aggregometry (MEA). MEA is insensitive at detecting patients with mild platelet function and secretion defects. More studies are required to investigate MEA in patients with a defined set of platelet disorders. SUMMARY: Background Multiple electrode aggregometry (MEA) measures changes in electrical impedance caused by platelet aggregation in whole blood...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743718/twinfilin-2a-regulates-platelet-reactivity-and-turnover-in-mice
#18
Simon Stritt, Sarah Beck, Isabelle C Becker, Timo Vögtle, Markku Hakala, Katrin G Heinze, Xiaoping Du, Markus Bender, Attila Braun, Pekka Lappalainen, Bernhard Nieswandt
Regulated reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton is a prerequisite for proper platelet production and function. Consequently, defects in proteins controlling actin dynamics have been associated with platelet disorders in humans and mice. Twinfilin 2a (Twf2a) is a small actin-binding protein that inhibits actin filament assembly by sequestering actin monomers and capping filament barbed ends. Moreover, Twf2a binds heterodimeric capping proteins, but the role of this interaction in cytoskeletal dynamics has remained elusive...
October 12, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720136/bilateral-multiple-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms-associated-with-cavitary-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#19
Pedro Pallangyo, Frederick Lyimo, Smita Bhalia, Hilda Makungu, Bashir Nyangasa, Flora Lwakatare, Pal Suranyi, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery aneurysms constitute <1% of aneurysms occurring in the thoracic cavity. Congenital cardiac defects are responsible for the majority (>50%) of cases, however, pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis reported in about 5% of patients with chronic cavitary tuberculosis on autopsy. The natural history of this potentially fatal condition remains poorly understood and guidelines for optimal management are controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old man, a nursing student of African descent, was referred to us from an up-country regional hospital with a 4-week history of recurrent episodes of breathlessness, awareness of heartbeats and coughing blood 3 weeks after completing a 6-month course of anti-tuberculosis drugs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707410/treatment-of-an-acquired-factor-xiii-inhibitor-in-an-adolescent-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-renal-failure
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Cara A Rabik, Meredith A Atkinson, Sangeeta Sule, John J Strouse
BACKGROUND: Factor (F)XIII deficiency is a rare inherited bleeding disorder, but can also be acquired due to the development of inhibitors. CASE REPORT: A 17-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus and end-stage kidney disease secondary to Class IV lupus nephritis developed spontaneous subcutaneous and muscular hematomas and delayed major bleeding after invasive procedures. She had abnormal kaolin thromboelastography (kTEG; decreased maximal amplitude, representative of clot strength) initially attributed to thrombocytopenia and uremic platelet dysfunction, but her FXIII activity was undetectable, and a high-titer antibody against FXIII was identified...
September 2017: Transfusion
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