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100 Questions & Answers About von Willebrand Disease

Author(s): Andra H. James, MD, Co-director Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Assistant Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • ISBN-13: 9780763757670
  • Paperback    127 pages      © 2009
Price: $19.95 US List
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The only text to provide both the patient’s and doctor’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About von Willebrand Disease provides a much needed primer for patients and their families. This book address the questions most relevant to those recently diagnosed with the disease, offering up-to-date, authoritative, practical, yet easy to understand answers to your questions about Von Willebrand Disease, including indispensable information about diagnosis and treatment. VWD is a common bleeding disorder, affecting 1% of all people; this valuable resource will help those diagnosed better understand and cope with the disorder. 


Andra H. James, MD-Co-director Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Assistant Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Andra H. James is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke University Medical Center.  She a Co-Director of Duke’s Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center and founder of the Women’s Hemostasis and Thrombosis Clinic at Duke. Her practice, research and publications pertain to reproductive issues among women with bleeding and clotting disorders.

Besides her work at Duke, she is involved both nationally and internationally in activities to improve healthcare for women who have disorders of bleeding and clotting.  She is currently Chair of the Women’s Task Force of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) and serves on NHF’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MASAC).  She is also Chair of the Women’s Issues Scientific Subcommittee of the International Society on Haemostasis and Thrombosis.  She recently served on the U.S National Institute of Health (NIH) National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s Women with Bleeding Disorders Working Group and their Von Willebrand Disease Expert Panel and presented on the needs of special populations at the Surgeon General’s Workshop on Deep Vein Thrombosis.

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    “Many articles and books have been written for the physician on von Willebrand disease but few for the actual patient; Dr. James’s book fills this need in a very informative and practical way. I expect, after reading this book, the patient will be empowered and better able to live a full life”

    Peter Kouides MD
    Medical and Research Director, Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center
    Rochester NY

    "An incredible resource for patients and families affected by von Willebrand Disease.  Dr. James, a respected authority in the field, presents information in a highly understandable format.  Many of the readers will relate to the personal statements included."

    Barbara A. Konkle, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Hematology/Oncology, U. of Pennsylvania
    Penn Comprehensive Hemophilia & Thrombosis Program


    "This is an honest and forthright account of a disease that affects 1% of women. Expertly written and drawing from her own experience with the disease, Dr. James has provided a very readable and very useful resource manual, which should be required reading not only for those with von Willebrand disease, but also by their doctors!"

    Margaret V. Ragni, MD, MPH

    Professor of Medicine

    Department of Medicine, Division Hematology/Oncology

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Director, Hemophilia Center of Western PA


    “This book fills a critical void between the day to day questions of the patient and the usual overly scientific publications in the medical literature.  Dr. James has a vast (and personal) experience that makes this a “must have” for the patient with VWD.  Furthermore, the information is up to date and practical.”

    Robert R. Montgomery, MD

    Program Director, TS Zimmerman Program for the Molecular and Clinical Biology of VWD

    Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute, Blood Center of Wisconsin

    Professor of Pediatric Hematology, Medical College of Wisconsin

    Milwaukee, WI