Published in Blood Weekly, July 31st, 2003
According to a study from France, "the use of von Willebrand factor [VWF antigen (WF:Ag)] measurement as a marker of endothelial cell activation for monitoring hypertensive pregnancies is limited by the poor definition of reference values. We reassessed these reference values using different assays, and those of the propeptide (VWF:Ag II) and factor VIII coagulant activity (factor VIII:C), in a large population of normal pregnancies, at 3-week intervals of gestational age. Plasminogen activator inhibitors (PAI-1 and PAI-2) were measured in parallel."
"Blood was collected at...
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