Published in Blood Weekly, February 3rd, 2005
Study 1: Women with elevated factor VIII:C or homocysteine levels aren't at increased risk of obstetric complications, report vascular medicine specialists.
"Acquired and hereditary thrombophilias are associated with obstetric complications such as (pre-)eclampsia, HELLP syndrome and fetal loss. Our objective was to assess the risk of obstetric complications in women with elevated levels of FVIII:C or hyperhomocysteinemia, as compared with their relatives who had normal FVIII:C or homocysteine levels," wrote S. Middeldorp and colleagues, University of...
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