Practical aspects of factor concentrate use in patients with von Willebrand disease undergoing invasive procedures: a European survey

Windyga J., Dolan G., Altisent C., Katsarou O., Lopez Fernandez M. -. , Zulfikar B.

HAEMOPHILIA, cilt.22, sa.5, ss.739-751, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/hae.12955
  • Dergi Adı: HAEMOPHILIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.739-751


Introduction: The bleeding propensity in von Willebrand disease (VWD) is usually moderate or mild and patients with VWD do not need continuous treatment, but do require extra increased haemostatic cover when undergoing dental or surgical procedures. Desmopressin can be effective in certain patient groups and this has been considered in a previous publication. Aim: This paper now seeks to evaluate current knowledge and practice in the use of factor concentrate in the management of VWD patients undergoing invasive procedures. Methods: A literature search was performed on the use of factor concentrates to cover invasive procedures and a survey of current practice in a number of specialist haematology centres across Europe represented by the European Haemophilia Strategy Board was conducted. Results: Our review of the literature and the results of the survey showed considerable heterogeneity in treatment regimens, and a lack of consistency in reporting of the variables that determine factor concentrate dosing and monitoring. Conclusion: By analysing the literature, examining guidelines and using consensus deliberation, this survey allowed the group to develop recommendations for management of VWD patients undergoing invasive procedures.