CASE STUDY: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY IN A PATIENT WITH ACQUIRED VON WILLEBRAND DISEASE

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2013-04-12

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Alikhan, Mir

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Purpose: To highlight the prevalence of acquired von Willebrand Disease. To review von Willebrand Disease and its treatment prior to surgery. Methods: Collected all the information through electronic records, patients history and pre/post surgery notes. Results: Patients with vWD have a problem with coagulation during major injuries and require Desmopressin among other therapies prior to elective surgeries. Conclusions: Through patient's treatment and literature search, vWD prevalence and treatment was learned. Various types of vWD and its etiologies will be discussed in the poster.

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