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Von Willebrand disease is an inherited bleeding disorder that impacts the blood's ability to clot properly. Von Willebrand disease is cause by the lack or not working substance in the blood known as Von Willebrand factor.
Current therapy for Von Willebrand disease includes desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) and /or VWF/FVIII concentrates. Patients with severe Von Willebrand disease face a lifetime of weekly treatments and mounting medical bills. Gene therapy could help these patients improve their quality of life by providing the missing factors necessary for the blood's ability to clot properly.
The gene transfer options being studied include naked DNA, viral gene transfer vectors encoding Von Willebrand factor transgenes, and ex vivo cell therapy. The latter involves transplantation of the patient's own cells modified with a corrected copy of the defective gene. Human blood outgrowth endothelial cells (BOEC) display all the properties needed for successful ex vivo cell therapy. We plan to obtain blood samples from normal research subjects and patients with Von Willebrand Disease in order to isolate blood outgrowth endothelial cells (BOEC) from peripheral blood, and develop a ex vivo gene therapy for Von Willebrand Disease.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Von Willebrand Disease
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:32:24-0400
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the effect of a new von Willebrand factor concentrate on bleeding time, in vivo recovery, and circulating half-life of the infused factor in patients with von Will...
The objective of this study is to assess the clinical presentation, the treatment and the complications of the disease and treatment in moderate and severe von Willebrand disease. Another ...
The purpose of this phase 3 study is to investigate the efficacy and safety, including immunogenicity and thrombogenicity of prophylactic treatment with recombinant von Willebrand factor (...
This study is testing the use of rhIL-11 (recombinant interleukin 11, Neumega) in individuals with Von Willebrand disease. The purpose is to evaluate: 1. if rhIL-11 corrects VWF (Von Wi...
The objectives of this study are to evaluate the immediate tolerability and safety of rVWF:rFVIII in subjects with Type 3 Von Willebrand Disease after administration of various dosages of ...
Despite treatment, women with von Willebrand disease (VWD) have lower von Willebrand factor (VWF) levels and greater blood loss at delivery than controls. Current weight-based dosing does not account ...
Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a multimeric coagulation factor that tethers platelets to injured subendothelium. Type 2M von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is characterized by a qualitative defect in VWF wi...
The von Willebrand disease type 3 can be confused with hemophilia A because a very low level of factor VIIIC, we will report the case of patient with von Willebrand disease type 3 treated as moderate ...
von Willebrand factor (VWF) and factor VIII (FVIII) circulate as a non-covalent complex with VWF serving as the carrier for FVIII. VWF indirectly influences secondary hemostasis by stabilizing FVIII a...
von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a hereditary bleeding disorder, caused by a deficiency in the levels and/or function of von Willebrand factor (VWF). Women with VWD appear to be at increased risk of ex...
A subtype of von Willebrand disease that results from a partial deficiency of VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR.
A subtype of von Willebrand disease that results from qualitative deficiencies of VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR. The subtype is divided into several variants with each variant having a distinctive pattern of PLATELET-interaction.
A subtype of von Willebrand disease that results from a total or near total deficiency of VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR.
A high-molecular-weight plasma protein, produced by endothelial cells and megakaryocytes, that is part of the factor VIII/von Willebrand factor complex. The von Willebrand factor has receptors for collagen, platelets, and ristocetin activity as well as the immunologically distinct antigenic determinants. It functions in adhesion of platelets to collagen and hemostatic plug formation. The prolonged bleeding time in VON WILLEBRAND DISEASES is due to the deficiency of this factor.
Group of hemorrhagic disorders in which the VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR is either quantitatively or qualitatively abnormal. They are usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait though rare kindreds are autosomal recessive. Symptoms vary depending on severity and disease type but may include prolonged bleeding time, deficiency of factor VIII, and impaired platelet adhesion.
Gene therapy is the use of DNA as a pharmaceutical agent to treat disease. It derives its name from the idea that DNA can be used to supplement or alter genes within an individual's cells as a therapy to treat disease. The most common form of gene th...
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