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1

What are the hallmarks of primary hemostasis?

formation of weak platelet plug

2

What is the goal of secondary hemostasis?

stabilization of platelet plug (mediated by coagulation cascade)

3

What is step one of damaged vessels?

transient vasoconstriction (knee jerk reaction to pull away)

4

What mediates step 1 (vasoconstriction)?

1) neural reflex
2) endothelial cells themselves secrete endothelin

5

What is von willebrand's factor?

a factor that will come line the break down

6

What allows for VWF to bind?

exposed collagen

7

What is the function of VWF?

to serve as a linker to bind to platelets

8

Where does VWF come from?

1) platelet
2) endothelial cells (most important)

9

What holds VWF in the endothelial cell?

Wiebold pilate body

(WP - P reminds that most important is P selectin and W reminds of VWF)

10

What is step 3?

shape change in platelets that allows for dumping of mediators (ADP and thromboxane A2 TXA2)

11

TXA2 is a derivative of _________________

platelet cyclooxygenase

12

What is essential for platelet aggregation?

GP2b3a (glycoprotein 2b3a)

13

What is essential for the expression of GP2b3a?

ADP

14

What is the role of TXA2?

to further recruit platelets to aggregate

15

What is the important linker molecule between Gp2b3a and platelets?

fibrinogen

16

platelet aggregation occurs via ________ using ___________ as a linker

Gp2b3a
fibrinogen

17

Define adhesion

binding of VWF to exposed collagen (and then platelets bind to VWF)

18

What receptor do platelets use to bind to VWF?

Gp1b

19

What promotes exposure of GpIIb/IIIa?

ADP

20

What are the classical signs and symptoms of primary hemostasis disorders?

mucosal or skin bleeding

21

What are examples of mucosal bleeding?

epistaxis (nose bleeding)
hemoptysis (coughing up blood)

22

What is the feared complication of a low platelet count?

intracranial bleeding

23

What are examples of skin bleeding?

petechiae
purpura
ecchymoses
easy bruising

24

Petechiae are a sign of ______________

thrombocytopenia (few platelets not a qualitative problem)

25

What is a normal platelet count?

150,000-400,000/uL

26

What produces platelets?

megakaryocytes in the bone marrow

27

What is ITP?

autoimmune disorder where you produce IgG against platelet antigens (like GPIIb/IIIa)

28

What is the most common cause of thrombocytopenia?

ITP

29

What produces those autoantibodies in ITP?

plasma cells in the spleen

macrophages in the spleen also consume the platelets that are bound to the antibody

30

What do lab results look like in ITP?

1) LOW platelets
2) normal PT/PTT
3) HIGH megakaryocytes