Recombinant factor VIIa improves clot formation but not fibrolytic potential in patients with cirrhosis and during liver transplantation.
Etiology of bleeding in cirrhotic patients during surgery is multifactorial, and its management includes several measures such as replacement of coagulation factors and platelets as well as the use of antifibrinolytic agents. Recombinant factor VIIa has been shown to normalize prothrombin time in patients with liver disease and to reduce transfusion requirement during OLT. In […]
Inhibition of fibrinolysis by recombinant factor VIIA in plasma from patients with severe hemophilia A.
This is a very interesting article which casts new light on the mechanism of hemostasis of rFVIIa in hemophiliac patients with inhibitors to factor VIII. rFVIIa is known to exert its hemostatic effect by binding with tissue factor and activation of factors IX, X and XI, and formation of thrombin burst. This study shows that […]