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IN HEMOPHILIA  A  AND  B    IT IS DIFFERENT.

THE  NET CANNOT FORM QUICKLY  OR  IN  AN EFFICIENT WAY…BECAUSE ONE OF THE CLOTTING FACTORS (8 OR NUMBER 9 DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF HEMOPHILIA,) IS MISSING  OR  NOT  FUNCTIONNING CORRECTLY. That’s why the clot delays to form and the bleeding is longer , slow to happen, like a turtle.tartaruga-lenta3


About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog www.blood4.wordpress.com Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

2 responses »

  1. Flavio Avila says:

    Great idea! as a patient, i know how is hard to understand something that a doctor with his big knowledge try to tell something about, this way, for the children is funny and easy to be understand, it ‘s gonna help so…

  2. Ruud Bos says:

    Dear Frederica,

    What a great job you are offering to to the health care givers in the haemophilia community.
    I met you and your Flash Cards at the WFH congres in Bangkok and was immediately interested.
    In my work as a medical social worker in the Netherlands I could use your game and tool very well. It’s helpful for my young patients.
    Good you please send me a set of your Flash Cards?

    best regards,

    Ruud Bos
    medical social worker
    Van Creveld clinic
    UMC Utrecht
    Heidelberglaan 100
    3584 cx Utrecht
    Netherlands

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