Researchers calculated the optimal values for parameters of the ROTEM sigma-based algorithm for treating coagulopathic bleeding.
Antiplatelet therapy is used to manage cardiovascular events but can lead to increased risk for bleeding events both mild and severe.
Researchers found that many patients have limited knowledge concerning potential serious interactions between dietary supplements and apixaban.
Transfusing activated platelets can increase the number of transfusions required and thus lead to additional costs compared with transfusing resting platelets.
Patients who were transfused at a lower platelet count threshold experienced a 7% decrease in absolute risk for death or major bleeding.
Researchers assessed whether high platelet counts in pediatric patients with chronic myeloid leukemia resulted in thrombosis or bleeding.
Male patients with von Willebrand disease were more likely to be diagnosed earlier and to report bleeds compared with female patients.
Patients with anovulatory bleeding experienced a significantly longer time to bleeding disorder diagnosis compared with patients with ovulatory bleeding.
The FDA has approved the supplemental Biologics License Application for Nplate (romiplostim; Amgen) to expand treatment to newly diagnosed adult patients with immune thrombocytopenia.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Wilate (von Willebrand Factor/Coagulation Factor VIII Complex [Human]; Octapharma) for routine prophylaxis to reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes and on-demand treatment and control of bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A. The approval was based on data from the prospective, open-label, multicenter phase 3 trial that…
Despite the increasing availability of gene sequencing, several barriers prevent it from having utility as a tool for diagnosis of type 1 von Willebrand disease.
For a cutoff von Willebrand factor antigen value of 100 IU/dL above which repeat testing was not necessary, negative predictive value was 96.6%.
Patients treated with bypassing therapy experienced significantly higher medical and outpatient pharmacy costs.
Researchers have found that the estimated number of men with hemophilia is higher than known diagnoses, prompting a call for improved diagnosis approaches.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to SIG-001 (Sigilon Therapeutics) for the treatment of hemophilia A. SIG-001 utilizes Sigilon’s Shielded Living Therapeutics platform to implant engineered human cells to produce stable blood plasma levels of factor VIII. The cells are also shielded by Sigilon’s proprietary Afibromer biomaterials matrix that minimizes…
Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 4 studies examining prophylaxis with factor VIII or emicizumab for hemophilia A without inhibitors.
Self-reported adherence to prophylaxis did not correlate with objective measures of treatment adherence.
Researchers highlighted the current status of diagnostic strategies and laboratory screening tests for von Willebrand disease.
Group O Rh(D)-negative blood cells can be administered to patients with any ABO Rh(D) type, making them a valuable but limited resource.
Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of records from the National Inpatient Sample to identify risk factors for gastrointestinal bleeding.
In patients with hemophilia A who developed inhibitors, 99.3% of inhibitors developed within 75 days of exposure to factor VIII.
Researchers evaluated whether certain brands of recombinant Factor VIII products were associated with increased risk of developing inhibitors.
Treatment strategies for children with hemophilia who have inhibitors should involve eradicating the inhibitor and managing bleeding.
Only factor VIII trough level and prophylactic treatment showed associations with joint health in univariate analysis.
Platelet aggregation and platelet activation were both independently associated with bleeding risk.
Currently, molecular testing occurs at the tail end of the diagnostic workflow for inherited bleeding disorders.
For both type 1 and type 2 von Willebrand disease, higher BMI was associated with increased VWF:Ag and FVIII:C levels.
Variation in disease phenotype and clinical circumstances makes it difficult to create a standardized treatment approach to von Willebrand disease.
Patients’ responses to surveys assessing quality of life indicated impairment in both adults and adolescents.
A bleeding assessment tool yielded higher scores for patients with suspected or confirmed platelet function disorders.
Researchers analyzed the clinical features of factor XIII deficiency in neonates and used the data to develop a diagnostic algorithm.
For all anticoagulants examined, patients with cancer had higher bleeding incidence rates than patients without cancer.
There was no difference in mortality rate between patients taking various direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs), though bleeding locations varied for each DOAC.
High shear stress in blood vessels due to cardiovascular disease may be associated with the development of acquired von Willebrand syndrome.
Assay values were not strongly correlated with von Willebrand factor ristocetin cofactor or antigen activity.
Because most studies on heavy menstrual bleeding have been conducted in adults, treatment guidelines for adolescents are lacking.
Patients with cyanotic congenital heart diseases were found to have higher levels of hematocrit, hemoglobin, and reticulocytes.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to PB2452 (PhaseBio), an investigational reversal agent for ticagrelor.
Researchers identified 11 novel mutations that may play a pathogenic role in hereditary factor X deficiency.
Neonates with hemophilia who were delivered either vaginally or by Cesarean section had similar rates of intracranial bleeding.
Researchers reviewed 33 studies published over a span of 20 years to identify risk factors and symptoms of intracranial hemorrhage in patients with hemophilia.
Weekly prophylaxis with glycopegylated recombinant factor VIII was well tolerated and had a good safety profile for low-bleeding patients with hemophilia A.
Current guidelines do not adequately inform management of patients with inherited bleeding disorders undergoing routine dental procedures.
Simplifying factor VIII reconstitution may increase treatment adherence and satisfaction in patients with hemophilia A.
Unnecessarily high platelet count thresholds may expose patients undergoing lumbar or epidural procedures to excessive transfusion-related risks.
Gene therapy with adeno-associated viral viruses could provide an efficacious, safe, and cost-effective treatment option for patients with hemophilia.
Researchers conducted a retrospective chart review to assess the bleeding risk associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Researchers assessed potential risk factors for major bleeding in patients without cardiovascular disease to develop sex-specific prediction models.
Researchers assessed whether prophylactic treatment with von Willebrand factor/factor VIII concentrates reduced bleeding risk.
Population-based screening of newborns is crucial to identifying severe combined immunodeficiency before the onset of potentially fatal infection.
Novo Nordisk announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Esperoct (turoctocog alfa pegol, N8-GP) for the treatment of patients with hemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency) for routine prophylaxis to reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes, on-demand treatment and control of bleeding episodes and perioperative management of bleeding.