The first meeting of international specialists in the field of von Willebrand disease (VWD) was held in the Åland islands in 1998 where Erik von Willebrand had first observed a bleeding disorder in some members of a family from Föglö and a summary of the meeting was published in 1999. The second meeting was held in 2010 and a report of the meeting was published in 2012. Topics covered included progress in understanding of VWD over the last 50 years; multimers; classification of VWD; pharmacokinetics and laboratory assays; genetics; treating the paediatric patient; prophylaxis; geriatrics; gene therapy and treatment guidelines. This third meeting held over 3 days covered the structure and function of von Willebrand factor (VWF); type 1 VWD, the most common form of the disease; a lifespan of pharmacokinetics in VWD; detecting inhibitors in VWD patients; and special challenges in understanding and treating the female VWD patient.
|Titolo:||Third Åland islands conference on von Willebrand disease, 26-28 September 2012 : meeting report|
|Parole Chiave:||factor VIII; genetics; inhibitors; pharmacokinetics; Von Willebrand disease; Von Willebrand factor|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/15 - Malattie del Sangue|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/hae.12078|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|