Posts - Bleeding Disorders

Feb 27, 2021 12:06pm
Our February, 2021 Quick Question was a case study that drew 60 responses. A 25-YO woman who is 1 month post-partum experiences bruising and menorrhagia. She reports that her mother and brother both experience easy bruising and that her own bruising disappeared during her pregnancy. What condition could cause these symptoms? Acquired hemophilia: 12% [7] Von Willebrand disease: 63% [38] Congenital hemophilia A: 15% [9] Disseminated intravascular coagulation: 10% [6]
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Feb 17, 2021 1:18pm
From Cemalettin Ulusoy, MD, Clinical Laboratory Specialist: I am setting up a hemostasis unit in the central laboratory of public hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey. As it is a rare disorder, I have not been able to get satisfying information on factor VII inhibitor screening [Bethesda-based method].
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Feb 16, 2021 12:03pm
We've received a new comment on our January 11 cord blood entry. If you have experience with performing factor assays on cord blood, please comment on the January 11 post or this one. Alternatively, email your comment to george@fritsmafactor.com.
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Feb 12, 2021 12:10pm
B-domain deleted extended half-life factor VIII concentrates have come to be the chosen hemophilia A therapies, along with emicizumab [HemLibra®], approved in 2017. Coagulation laboratories can no
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