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Arterial Thrombosis

EC Markers in COVID19 Thromboinflammation

The devastating COVID19 pandemic has led medical researchers led by Brandon M. Henry, MD, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA to identify and characterize the pathophysiology of a number of thromboinflammation-related endothelial secretions. Some important terms relatively new to medical laboratory science include ADAMTS13/VWFag ratio, NETosis, and cell-free […]
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COVID-19: VWF/ADAMTS13 Balance

Thanks to Brandon Michael Henry MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for drawing attention to his award-winning review, co-authored with Drs. Emmanuel Favaloro and Giuseppe Lippi, which details the relationship between von Willebrand factor and ADAMTS13 and applies the VWF/ADAMTS13 activity ratio to the thrombotic progression of the SARS-CoV2 infection. The authors review 67 primary […]
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Primary CVD Disease: Is Low Dose ASA Effective?

Thanks to Dean Willett, Precision BioLogic Inc, for pointing me to this October 12, 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force release, “Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication,” which recommends against daily low-dose aspirin as a means to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke, and colorectal cancer regardless of age or comorbities. […]
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Covid-Coag Conversation 9-15-20

You are invited to our Tuesday, September 15, 2020 webinar, Covid-Associated Coagulopathy: A Conversation about the Controversies and Confusion featuring pathology expert Andrew J. Goodwin, MD, University of Vermont Medical Center Laboratory Director. Click https://conta.cc/3aMDoNp for the eblast or bit.ly/COVID-Coag to go directly to the registration page. Covid-Coag is a PACE-accredited one-hour presentation, 5–6 PM […]
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More on Covid and LAC

Thanks to Dr. Ali Sadeghi-Khomami, Precision BioLogic Inc., for sending a current editorial in press, Aubignat M, Godefroy O. COVID-19 and ischemic stroke: Should we systematically look for lupus anticoagulant and antiphospholipid antibodies? Revue neurologique 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurol.2020.05.001. Please refer to our May 6 entry on antiphospholipid syndrome and the comment from Dr. Ning Tang. The […]
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