Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

Current impact factor: 3.88

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2014 Impact Factor 3.876
2013 Impact Factor 3.693
2012 Impact Factor 4.216
2011 Impact Factor 4.524
2010 Impact Factor 4.169
2009 Impact Factor 3.214
2008 Impact Factor 3.695
2007 Impact Factor 3.202
2006 Impact Factor 2.733
2005 Impact Factor 2.077
2004 Impact Factor 2.018
2003 Impact Factor 1.906
2002 Impact Factor 2.497
2001 Impact Factor 2.147
2000 Impact Factor 2.179
1999 Impact Factor 2.385
1998 Impact Factor 1.577
1997 Impact Factor 1.171
1996 Impact Factor 1.15
1995 Impact Factor 1.175
1994 Impact Factor 1.483
1993 Impact Factor 1.415
1992 Impact Factor 1.542

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Cited half-life 5.70
Immediacy index 2.32
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.97
ISSN 1098-9064
OCLC 163849709
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Publications in this journal

  • Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 11/2015; 41(8):816-818. DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564801
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    ABSTRACT: The results of lupus anticoagulant (LA), antithrombin (AT), protein C (PC), and protein S (PS) testing, and the values of von Willebrand factor antigen (VWF:Ag) are important in diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of thrombosis and hemostasis diseases. Till now, no published study has focused on the biological variations in LA testing, and only a few studies have examined the biological variations of AT, PC, PS, and VWF:Ag. With the latest fully automated instruments and improved reagents, the analytical, within-subject, and between-subject biological variations were estimated for these five coagulant parameters in a cohort of 25 apparently healthy subjects. Blood specimens were collected at 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 4:00 pm on days 1, 3, and 5. The analytical biological variation (CVA) values of all the parameters were less than 3%. The within-subject biological variation (CVW) and between-subject biological variation (CVG) values of the LA normalized ratio were 4.64 and 6.83%, respectively. No significant differences were observed in the intraday and interday biological variations of LA tests, or in AT, PC, PS, and VWF:Ag values. Additionally, the utility of the conventional population-based reference intervals of the five coagulation parameters was evaluated by the index of individuality, and data on CVW and CVA were used to calculate the reference change value to identify the significance of changes in serial results from the same individual.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1552588

  • Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; 41(8). DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564802
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    ABSTRACT: The international classification of functioning (ICF) has provided a basic framework for the measurement of outcomes in any health condition. This includes the assessment of the level of activity, participation, and the quality of life of an individual with hemophilia. The measure of activity is an assessment of the individual's ability to perform daily tasks while participation assesses the social role of the individual. The health-related quality of life is an assessment of the perception of the individual's physical, mental, and social well-being. These functional outcomes are important to understand the impact of the broad spectrum of interventions in the management of hemophilia. The generic instruments used to measure these may be less sensitive than the disease-specific measures but are useful for the comparison between cohorts with different health conditions. Cross-cultural validity is essential for tools where the question can vary in the context of different cultures.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1552564
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    ABSTRACT: Definitions of clinical events and end points of care are important for disease characterization as well as documentation of outcomes in clinical practice and trials. Until recently, the only definitions in hemophilia that were provided through an international scientific organization related to disease severity and levels of inhibitors. Recently, the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, through its Factor VIII and IX subcommittee, published consensus definitions for several other aspects of hemophilia management, including classification of disease severity; inhibitors; bleeding (and rebleeding) into muscles and joints; target joints; different forms of factor replacement therapy; and response to therapy for joint bleeding and surgical hemostasis. These definitions should help to bring greater uniformity in the documentation of critical clinical events and laboratory data that are reported both from clinical trials as well as real-world practice. This article describes these definitions in greater detail than the SSC short report and also addresses some of the unresolved issues. Wide dissemination of these concepts and definitions and their acceptance by relevant leading scientific societies, drug regulators, industry, and patient organizations will go a long way in ensuring their acceptance and use globally.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564800
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    ABSTRACT: Assessment of quality in terms of safety and efficacy of clotting factor concentrates (CFCs) is very important for all new therapeutic products. In rare diseases this is often complicated due to small number of trial participants. In hemophilia, an extra complication is the large impact previous treatments have on both the risk on inhibitors and the overall response to bleedings. For new CFCs, safety needs to be evaluated against inhibitor risk whereas efficacy is primarily judged against the most common clinical manifestations of the disease, namely, bleeding into joints and muscles. In this article the challenges are described for hemophilia that recruits patients globally. Recommendations of ISTH are discussed; these propose to substitute the single-arm prelicensure study with a two-stage approach, which considers epidemic and endemic incidence rate, and might increase the feasibility of studying multiple new products in populations with rare disease without compromising the assessment of product safety and efficacy. We also suggest that the annual bleeding rate (ABR) is an unreliable predictor of efficacy. The response to treatment highly depends on the current disease status of every patient participating in a clinical trial. The phenotype of patients with hemophilia is highly influenced by previous treatment history. Patients with severe hemophilia of the same age can demonstrate a different response to treatment.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564799
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    ABSTRACT: Imaging assessment is an important tool to evaluate clinical joint outcomes of hemophilia. Arthropathic changes have traditionally been evaluated by plain radiography and more recently by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Early arthropathic changes can be identified by modern imaging techniques such as T2 mapping MRI of cartilage even before clinical symptoms become apparent. Cross-sectional imaging modalities such as CT, ultrasonography, and MRI are useful in assessing bleeding-related musculoskeletal complications such as pseudotumors that still exist in some parts of the world. This article provides an overview of imaging of hemophilic arthropathy, and discusses the role and scope of individual imaging modalities currently in use in clinical practice, as well as of promising techniques that require further investigation in the immediate future.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564798

  • Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564803
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    ABSTRACT: The original aim of prophylactic replacement therapy was to convert the bleeding pattern of severe hemophilia to that of moderate hemophilia through regular infusions of clotting factor concentrates. However, targeting prophylaxis on minimum trough levels does not prevent all bleeding. At the group level, there is a clear association of factor levels with bleeding and outcome. But bleeding phenotype in individual patients shows large variation, independent of trough levels maintained. The association of peak levels with bleeding on prophylaxis is not established. Experience with surgery suggests that certain peak levels need to be achieved during other hemostatic challenges, such as playing sports. Individualization of prophylaxis should include timing of infusion according to special activities. The clinical relevance of factor levels is even more urgent since the recent introduction of long-acting clotting factor concentrates with their different pharmacokinetic profiles and the prospect of gene therapy resulting in constant factor levels. It should be considered that the success of any prophylactic regimen is also dependent on other factors, such as the age at initiation of prophylaxis, adherence, lifestyle, cartilage susceptibility, and the other components of the clotting system. Factor levels are thus an important but quite small piece in the total picture of treating hemophilia and we currently cannot identify a specific trough or peak level to use for monitoring. At the same time, knowledge of a patients' level during the infusion intervals may help to individualize and adjust treatment according to the clinical symptoms.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1552562
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    ABSTRACT: Hemophilia A is an X-linked bleeding disorder that can be largely controlled by treatment with recombinant factor VIII. However, this treatment is only partially effective in preventing hemophilic arthropathy (HA), a debilitating degenerative joint disease that is caused by intra-articular bleeding events. The disease progression of HA has several distinct steps, beginning with hemophilic synovitis (HS), a hyperplasia of the synovial lining coupled with a neovascular response, followed by joint erosion with cartilage destruction and erosion of the underlying bone. The early stages of HA have certain features in common with arthritides such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), whereas the later degenerative stages of HA have some similarities with osteoarthritis (OA). The main purpose of this review is to explore the similarities between HA with RA and OA and discuss how this information could potentially help understand the pathogenesis of HA and uncover new treatment opportunities.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564445

  • Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 10/2015; 41(7):680-681. DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564702
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    ABSTRACT: Tissue factor (TF) is a 47-kDa transmembrane glycoprotein and the main initiator of the blood coagulation cascade. Binding to its ligand factor VIIa (FVIIa) also initiates noncoagulant signaling with broad biological implications. In this review, we discuss how TF interacts with other cell-surface proteins, which affect biological functions such as cell migration and cell survival. A vast number of publications have demonstrated the importance of TF-induced activation of protease-activated receptors, but recently published research has indicated a more complicated picture. As it has been discovered that TF interacts with integrins and receptor tyrosine kinases, novel signaling mechanisms for the TF/FVIIa complex have been presented. The knowledge of these new aspects of TF signaling may, for instance, facilitate the development of new treatment strategies for cancer and acute coronary syndromes, two examples of diseases characterized by aberrant TF expression and signaling.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 09/2015; 41(7). DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564046
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction Limited information exists on gender-related differences in the safety and efficacy of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Aim of the StudyTo assess the safety and efficacy of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs)/NOACs in men and women pooling data from randomized controlled trials on the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and on the acute and extended treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). MethodsMEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched up to June 2014. The efficacy outcome was defined as the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism (AF studies), or as the prevention of recurrent VTE or VTE-related death (VTE studies). The safety outcome was defined as the occurrence of major and/or clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding. Differences in the efficacy and safety outcomes were expressed as risk ratio (RR) with pertinent 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). ResultsA total of 13 studies (> 100,000 patients) were included. DOACs appeared to have a similar efficacy and safety compared with vitamin K antagonists in female and male patients treated for nonvalvular AF and acute VTE. In the extended treatment of VTE NOACs had a RR of bleeding of 4.97 (95% CI 1.06, 23.41) in males and 1.33 (95% CI 0.63, 2.83) in females compared with placebo (subgroup difference chi-square test: 2.25, p=0.13). Conclusions No gender-related difference in the efficacy and safety of NOACs in patients with AF or acute VTE was found. A trend toward an increased risk of bleeding in male patients as compared with female patients was detected in the extended treatment of VTE.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 09/2015; 41(7). DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564042
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    ABSTRACT: The contribution of vessel wall-derived tissue factor (TF) to atherothrombosis is well established, whereas the pathophysiological relevance of the blood-borne TF is still a matter of debate, and controversies on the presence of platelet-associated TF still exist. In the past 15 years, several studies have documented the presence of TF in human platelets, the capacity of human platelets to use TF mRNA to make de novo protein synthesis, and the increase in the percentage of TF positive platelets in pathological conditions such as coronary artery disease (CAD). The exposure of vessel wall-derived TF at the site of vascular injury would play its main role in the initiation phase, whereas the blood-borne TF carried by platelets would be involved in the propagation phase of thrombus formation. More recent data indicate that megakaryocytes are committed to release into the bloodstream a well-defined number of TF-carrying platelets, which represents only a fraction of the whole platelet population. These findings are in line with the evidence that platelets are heterogeneous in their functions and only a subset of them is involved in the hemostatic process. In this review we summarize the existing knowledge on platelet associated TF and speculate on its relevance to physiology and to atherothrombosis and CAD.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 09/2015; 41(7). DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564041
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    ABSTRACT: It is generally accepted that the initial event in coagulation and intravascular thrombus formation is the exposure of the flowing blood to cell-surface protein, such as tissue factor (TF). Vascular injury and/or atherosclerotic plaque complication is responsible for this exposure, leading to clinical manifestations such as acute coronary syndromes. For many years, TF has been considered one of the major determinants of plaque-related thrombosis. However, the discoveries of different pools of TF that circulates in the blood as cell-associated TF, microparticles bound, and as soluble form have changed this dogma. Recent evidence suggests that an increased circulating TF activity may potentiate the initial thrombogenic stimulus related to vessel wall-associated TF, leading to the formation of larger and/or more stable thrombus and thus more severe clinical manifestations. Different pathological conditions, such as inflammatory status, enhance TF expression and activity. Conversely, TF upregulation may facilitate inflammation by formation of proinflammatory fibrin fragments and coagulation proteases generation, including FVIIa, FXa, and thrombin. Furthermore, the biology of TF has become more complex by the demonstration that, apart from its known effects on blood coagulation, it is involved in intracellular signaling, proliferation, angiogenesis, and tumor metastasis.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 09/2015; 41(07). DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1564045
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    ABSTRACT: Blood coagulation is one of the most profound factors that influence cancer progression. Especially the initiator of coagulation, tissue factor (TF), has been subject to many studies investigating the overlap between coagulation and cancer. It has been known for decades that TF is a risk factor for metastasis, and in mouse models, TF drives metastasis in a coagulation-dependent manner. However, TF also serves as a cellular receptor to drive primary tumor growth and tumor angiogenesis. Nevertheless, recent studies have indicated that TF plays more fundamental roles in cancer biology. TF regulates tumor cell dormancy, is associated with cancer stem cell behavior, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, and dictates establishment of the tumor cell premetastatic niche. Especially with regard to these recent roles attributed to TF, no clear idea exists on the exact molecular pathways that are initiated by TF. Finally, TF alternative splicing results in an isoform with different characteristics and functions in cancer. In this review, a summary will be given on both the established as well as the new aspects of TF function in cancer progression.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 09/2015; 41(7). DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1556048
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    ABSTRACT: In the last few years, a great improvement in the management of clinical thromboembolism has been made thanks to the availability of novel oral anticoagulants. These drugs, which act by directly inhibiting thrombin (dabigatran) or activated factor X (apixaban, rivaroxaban, and edoxaban), offer several practical advantages over the traditional vitamin K antagonists (VKA), such as a more predictable anticoagulant effect with no need for routine coagulation monitoring and a limited drug and food interaction. Several phase III clinical trials have now been completed, overall demonstrating that non-VKA oral antagonists (NOACs) are at least as efficacious and safe as VKA in the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism. Nevertheless, patients receiving NOACs represent a new challenge because no antidotes are currently available for these drugs. In this review, after a description of the main pharmacologic characteristics and the main results of the clinical trials of NOACs, we will focus on the management of bleeding associated with these anticoagulant agents. A treatment algorithm of NOACs-associated bleeding is finally provided, with the aim of helping physicians in their daily care activity.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 09/2015; 41(7). DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1556046
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    ABSTRACT: Microparticles (MP) are small extracellular vesicles (30-1,000 nm) that are released from activated cells or platelets. Exposure of negatively charged phospholipids and tissue factor (TF) renders MP procoagulant. Normal plasma levels of intravascular TF-exposing MP (TFMP) are low, but their number may rise in pathological conditions, including cancer and infectious disease. Emerging evidence indicates an important role for these circulating TFMP in the pathogenesis of thrombotic complications such as venous thromboembolism and disseminated intravascular coagulation, whereas their contribution to arterial thrombosis is less studied. Despite serious limitations of the currently available assays for measuring TFMP levels or the procoagulant activity associated with TFMP with respect to sensitivity and specificity, the scientific interest in TFMP is rapidly growing because their application as prognostic biomarkers for thrombotic complications is promising. Future advances in detection methods will likely provide more insight into TFMP and eventually improve their clinical utility.
    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 09/2015; 41(7). DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1556047