Gayle L. Olson

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Von Willebrand Disease

von Willebrand Disease (vWD, vWF) 1. What every clinician should know von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most common genetic bleeding disorder, affecting about 1.3% of the population. This is an inherited disorder of hemostasis caused by a deficiency or an abnormal function of von Willebrand factor (vWF). vWF is a multimeric protein synthesized by…

Umbilical Cord Prolapse

Umbilical Cord Prolapse, UCP 1. What every clinician should know Umbilical cord prolapse is an obstetric emergency, with an overall incidence of 1.4-6.2 per 1000 deliveries. It occurs when the membranes rupture and the umbilical cord passes into the internal os in front or along the side of the presenting part of the fetus. Compression…

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