Coagulation Laboratory

Transfusion Medicine Updates

Below is a complete list of all Transfusion Medicine Updates published from February 1992 to the present that are relevant to the Coagulation Laboratory.




Issue #1 Dabigatran, a New Oral Anticoagulant & Its Role in Clinical Practice Irina Chibisov, M.D.
Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.


No relevant issues.


Issue #3 Clopidogrel (Plavix®) Monitoring Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.


No relevant issues.


Issue #6 Strategies for Reversal of Anticoagulants, Part 2: The Newer Anticoagulant Agents Irina Chibisov, M.D.

Issue #5 Strategies for Reversal of Anticoagulants, Part I: Warfarin, Unfractionated Heparin and Low Molecular Weight Heparins Irina Chibisov, M.D.

Issue #3 Von Willebrand Disease Minh-Ha Tran, D.O.

Issue #2 Off-label use of Recombinant Factor VIIa (rFVIIa) Suzanne Bakdash, M.D., M.P.H.
Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.


Issue #4 Review of International Consensus Statement On An Update of the Classification Criteria for Definite Antiphospholipid Syndrome Zella R. Zeigler, M.D


Issue#4 Aspirin Resistance Zella Zeigler, M.D.


Issue #3 Quantitative D-dimer: Ruling out Venous Thrombosis Andrea Cortese-Hassett, Ph.D.


Issue #6 Hyperhomocysteinemia Andrea Cortese Hassett Ph.D.


Issue #5 Platelet Function Testing Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.

Issue #4 New Therapy For Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Ram Kakaiya, M.D.

Issue #3 DIC, Sepsis, Inflammation and Activated Protein C (APC) Kimberly Schlesinger, M.D.
Margaret Ragni, M.D.

Issue #2 New Anticoagulants in Clinical Practice Joseph E. Kiss, M.D.

Issue #1 Laboratory Evaluation of Thrombophilia in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Kathleen E. Puca, M.D.


May The Lupus Anticoagulant - An Update Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.

January Activated Protein C Resistance Andrea Cortese-Hassett, Ph.D.
Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.


July Closure Time Platelet Function Screening Andrea Cortese Hassett, PhD.
Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.

February D-dimer Testing and Acute Venous Thromboembolism Andrea Cortese Hassett,Ph.D.

January Antiplatelet Agents Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.


November / December RECOMBINANT FACTOR VIIa: A New Product for Factor VIII and IX Inhibitors Margaret V. Ragni, M.D.

September Platelet Transfusion Therapy Darrell J. Triulzi, M.D.

May Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing Arell Shapiro, M.D.

March Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Agnes Aysola, M.D.
Ileana Lopez-Plaza, M.D.

February Laboratory Monitoring of Anticoagulant Therapy Andrea Cortese Hassett,Ph.D.


August / September Acquired Inhibitors to Factor VIII Margaret Ragni, M.D.

June The Prothrombin Variant Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.

February / March Optimizing the INR to Improve Oral Anticoagulant Monitoring Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.

January New Anticoagulants Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D


August Hereditary Hemachromatosis Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.
Joseph E. Kiss, M.D.

January Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.


June Low Molecular Weight Heparin Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.
Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.

February Heparin Monitoring Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.


August The Factor V Leiden Mutation Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.
Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.

June The INR (International Normalized Ratio) For Monitoring Oral Anticoagulant Therapy Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.
Frank A. Bontempo, M.D.


November The Activated Protein C Resistance Test Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.
Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.

October von Willebrand Disease Margaret V. Ragni, M.D., M.P.H.

April Use and Misuse of the Bleeding Time Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.


December The Lupus Anticoagulant Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.

November Newer Approaches to Treatment of Hemophilia and von Willebrand's Disease Margaret V. Ragni, M.D.