factor VIII:C

factor VIII:C

Hematology The LMW component of factor VIII, which has coagulant activity, and is deficient in classic hemophilia. See Hemophilia.
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Q. What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Stroke? My father had a stroke recently, at the age of 73. What are the risk factors for developing this?

A. Primary risk factors include:

1) smoking
2) excessive alcohol intake
3) uncontrolled high blood pressure
4) high cholesterol
5) overweight/unhealthy diet
6) illegal drugs/abuse of Rx drugs
7) known or unknown heart problems
8) diabetes
9) known or unknown vascular brain defects - aneurysm, etc.
10)family history of stroke

Q. Regarding risk-factor assessment? Hello, I am……….., I heard ACSM has recently issued a new edition of its exercise guidelines. Were any changes made regarding risk-factor assessment?

A. Are you fitness professional? I understand that you are very much interested in food guidelines. It can be difficult to keep up with the latest guidelines and standards. This is particularly true this year, which has seen new USDA Food Guidelines in January, a revised Food Pyramid in May and, most recently, the release of the 7th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. The good news is that the ACSM risk factors have been minimally revised. For your reference, here is a summary of what has and has not changed for the 2006 edition.

Q. Is obesity a risk factor for Dementia?

A. The answer is YES. In fact, many of the risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, blood glucose levels, insulin resistance, and overweight, are also risk factors for dementia, in addition to genetic predisposition for the disease.

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Haemophilia A (Factor VIII:C deficiency) A clinicohaematological Study of 20 Cases.
La DDAVP es un analogo sintetico de la vasopresina que produce un aumento rapido y temporal de los niveles plasmaticos en las formas de alto peso molecular del factor VIII:C (3-4 veces en 30-60 minutos) (1,8) factor de von Willebrand producido y almacenado en el endotelio vascular que porta el factor VIII.
Primero se obtiene un nivel basal de factor VIII:C se infunde la desmopresina (0.3 [micro]g/kg), y se obtiene un segundo nivel de factor VIII:C a los 45 minutos de la infusion.