A cool bracelet for people with Von Willebrands disease; I have Von Willebrands; I bleed therefore I am. What is von Willebrand Disease? Von Willebrand Disease is a bleeding disorder caused by a defect or deficiency of a blood clotting protein, called von Willebrand Factor. The disease is estimated to occur in 1% to 2% of the population. Von Willebrand Factor is a protein critical to the initial stages of blood clotting.
ADAMTS13: Biology and Disease 1st ed. 2015 Edition by George M. Rodgers (Editor) This comprehensive volume discusses the protease ADAMTS13, summarizing the current status of basic and clinical research. The nine authoritative chapters begin with a historical perspective followed by exploration of the biochemistry and structure-function relationships of ADAMTS13 as well as its normal function in hemostasis (cleavage of von Willebrand factor). Emerging research themes for ADAMTS13 are covered…
Von Willebrand Disease Type 1 Braxton has been officially diagnosed today, December 27, 2013 with Von Willebrand disease Type I (This is the most common and mildest form of Von Willebrand disease. Levels of Von Willebrand factor are lower than normal, and levels of factor VIII may also be reduced). Sounds horrible doesn't it? To put it simply Braxton's blood is not sticky enough to clot.
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Platelets and von Willebrand factor (VWF) are recognized as important mediators of thrombosis at high shear rates, but their relative contributions are unclear.