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2014-04-17 08:28:23

Donated coagulation factor supports WFH Global Alliance for Progress program KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring announced today that the company will continue its ongoing commitment to the global coagulation disorders community with a donation of product to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). The donation, provided in connection with World Hemophilia Day on April 17, supports WFH's Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) program aimed at improving the...

2011-06-28 09:31:00

HOBOKEN, N.J., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma USA recently hosted an International Physician Advisory Board in New York City, bringing together medical experts from around the world who have extensive experience internationally with taking care of patients with von Willebrand's Disease (VWD). As the most common inherited bleeding disorder in humans, VWD affects one to two percent of the general population or approximately 3 million people in the United States. Octapharma...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While millions of women are experiencing symptoms that could indicate a serious bleeding disorder, nearly half of them are not discussing those symptoms with their healthcare provider, according to new survey findings. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) commissioned an online survey to gauge whether women experience, recognize and seek treatment for the five signs and symptoms of von Willebrand disease (VWD),...

2011-02-16 17:42:49

A rare bleeding disorder that can lead to life-threatening bleeding episodes is misdiagnosed in 15 per cent of cases according to findings from a new international research project led by a Queen's professor. "Correct diagnosis is critical because it determines the treatment decision," says Maha Othman, a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology who led the three-year research project on the rare platelet type of von Willebrand disease (VWD). Patients with VWD are commonly...


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