Hemophilia

Common Name(s)

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that slows the blood clotting process. People with this condition experience prolonged bleeding following an injury, surgery, or having a tooth pulled. In severe cases, heavy bleeding occurs after minor trauma or in the absence of injury. Serious complications can result from bleeding into the joints, muscles, brain, or other internal organs. The major types of this condition are hemophilia A and hemophilia B. Although the two types have very similar signs and symptoms, they are caused by mutations in different genes. People with an unusual form of hemophilia B, known as hemophilia B Leyden, experience episodes of excessive bleeding in childhood, but have few bleeding problems after puberty. Another form of the disorder, acquired hemophilia, is not caused by inherited gene mutations.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hemophilia" for support, advocacy or research.

Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois

The Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois exists to improve the quality of life for persons affected by hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2013

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Hemophilia Federation of America

The Hemophilia Federation of America is a national non-profit organization that assists and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2012

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National Hemophilia Foundation

The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorder and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2013

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The Haemophilia Society

To ensure that people affected by bleeding disorders have the freedom to make choices and seize opportunities To enable people affected by bleeding disorders to better understand and manage their condition or situation. To enable people affected by bleeding disorders to participate in decision making and service delivery. To influence policy and improve services to people with bleeding disorders.

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hemophilia" for support, advocacy or research.

Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois

The Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois exists to improve the quality of life for persons affected by hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.

http://www.bdai.org

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2013

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Hemophilia Federation of America

The Hemophilia Federation of America is a national non-profit organization that assists and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.

http://www.hemophiliafed.org

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2012

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National Hemophilia Foundation

The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorder and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.

http://www.hemophilia.org

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2013

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The Haemophilia Society

To ensure that people affected by bleeding disorders have the freedom to make choices and seize opportunities To enable people affected by bleeding disorders to better understand and manage their condition or situation. To enable people affected by bleeding disorders to participate in decision making and service delivery. To influence policy and improve services to people with bleeding disorders.

http://www.haemophilia.org.uk/

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Hemophilia" returned 682 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anti-factor IXa/X bispecific antibody ACE910 prevents joint bleeds in a long-term primate model of acquired hemophilia A.
 

Author(s): Atsushi Muto, Kazutaka Yoshihashi, Minako Takeda, Takehisa Kitazawa, Tetsuhiro Soeda, Tomoyuki Igawa, Zenjiro Sampei, Taichi Kuramochi, Akihisa Sakamoto, Kenta Haraya, Kenji Adachi, Yoshiki Kawabe, Keiji Nogami, Midori Shima, Kunihiro Hattori

Journal: Blood. 2014 Nov;124(20):3165-71.

 

ACE910 is a humanized anti-factor IXa/X bispecific antibody mimicking the function of factor VIII (FVIII). We previously demonstrated in nonhuman primates that a single IV dose of ACE910 exerted hemostatic activity against hemophilic bleeds artificially induced in muscles and subcutis, ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2014

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Long-acting factor VIII for hemophilia A creates hope for less taxing treatment.
 

Author(s): Thomas Morrow

Journal: Manag Care. 2014 Jul;23(7):46-7.

 

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2014

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[Factor VIII gene mutations in 32 hemophilia A patients from Guangxi].
 

Author(s): Weiling Liang, Hongying Wei, Ning Liao, Junli Zhou, Faquan Lin, Hua Wu

Journal: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. 2014 Jul;35(7):650-3.

 

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Hemophilia" returned 53 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Chinese expert consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of acquired hemophilia A].
 

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Journal: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. 2014 Jun;35(6):575-6.

 

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2014

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What is the role of prophylaxis in the improvement of health-related quality of life of patients with hemophilia?
 

Author(s): David Buchbinder, Margaret V Ragni

Journal: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2013 ;2013():52-5.

 

A 32-year-old male with severe hemophilia presents for his annual evaluation. He has a history of multiple joint bleeds that he has always treated on-demand, that is, after they occur. You have recommended prophylaxis, that is, preventively, before they occur, to decrease his episodes ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2013

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The old and new: PCCs, VIIa, and long-lasting clotting factors for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
 

Author(s): Margaret V Ragni

Journal: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2013 ;2013():44-51.

 

What is the correct use of established clotting factors, prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs), and activated factor VII in bleeding complications of trauma, surgery, and old and new oral anticoagulants? How will new clotting factors, specifically the long-acting factors, change ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Global Hemostatic Methods in Hemophilia and Von Willebrand's Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hemophilia A; Hemophilia B; Von Willebrand's Disease

 

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2014

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Socialization of Adult Men With Congenital Hemophilia A or B
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hemophilia A; Hemophilia B

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2012

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A Non-interventional Retrospective Study of the Current Treatment Practice in European Haemophilia Care
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Haemophilia A; Haemophilia B

 

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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