Several people who received clotting factor concentrates in the s contracted hepatitis C, and people with VWD may have liver insufficiency because of that or from other causes. If the liver insufficiency results in an additional coagulopathy because decreased vitamin K-dependent clotting factors are being produced by the liver or because of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy or thrombocytopeniableeding in a VWD patient can be difficult to control. Systolic and diastolic heart failure Desmopressin should be used cautiously in congestive heart failure since it can induce volume overload due to the antidiuretic hormone effect.
I Conception and design: None; III Provision of study materials or patients: All authors; VI Manuscript writing: All authors; VII Final approval of manuscript: Von Willebrand disease VWD is the most common bleeding disorder, showing a broad variation in prevalence of 0. Diagnosis and treatment of VWD in these countries primarily occur through comprehensive treatment centers by following guidelines outlined by the Nordic Haemophilia Council.
Accordingly, assignment of VWD is based on comprehensive evaluation, including standardized bleeding score, traditional laboratory analysis and adoptive platelet function studies.
The correct classification of VWD types is crucial in determining both the bleeding risk and clinical management, although clinical severity is not always related to biological activity of VWF.
There are several developments in both diagnosis and clinical management of VWD. This review focuses on the novel aspects of VWD care in the Nordic countries, involving pure von Willebrand factor VWF concentrates as treatment options, as well as laboratory assay development, including the new VWF activity assays and comprehensive whole blood platelet function and global coagulation aspects.
The members are medical doctors who treat both pediatric and adult populations, and are involved in the laboratory.
Inalso the Baltic states of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia have been recently offered the opportunity to take part and network in the meetings. The council has as the main aims of hosting Nordic meetings, establishing local guidelines and fostering scientific interactions in the geographical region.
Erik von Willebrand in 1. Sincewhen the Nordic Guidelines on VWD were published 2some new developments in the following aspects have ensued: The main changes have included: We will address all these issues in this short report of Nordic perspective.
Organization of care in bleeding disorders During the same period, which has elapsed from our practical guidelines in 2the organization of care in bleeding disorders has been upgraded at the European level 3. I the patient numbers: The estimated numbers are as follow: Data on type 2 VWD subtypes are available from 3 centers: To conclude, females gaining more than 5 points beyond the weakened hemostasis related to menorrhagia and bleeds during delivery, which can also occur without VWD, typically in platelet function defects and males gaining more than 3 points several sites of bleeds fulfill the criteria of VWD, assuming their laboratory assessment is compatible with this diagnosis 1.
The family history can be subjective in uncertain cases, and may need the objectivity of patient files. As an example, sometimes in deviation from true mucocutaneous and spontaneous bleeds, bleeds that do not associate with a bleeding disorder, need further assessment.
These include local, such as surgical or postpartum bleeds, which due to arising complications may achieve the misconception of a bleeding phenotype among the family members.
The role of a coagulation expert in providing genetic and diagnostic counseling and clinical guidance, for the future clinical approach is very important 6.
Upon appropriate bleeding phenotype, the clinical evaluation should be compared with the laboratory assessment. When there is concordance in both assessments, the diagnosis of VWD as the underlying bleeding disorder is clear.
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