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Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444667/clinical-significance-of-antinuclear-and-antiextractable-nuclear-antigen-antibody-in-childhood-immune-thrombocytopenia
#1
Qihui Liu, Hongzhen Xu, Xianmin Guan, Yali Shen, Xianhao Wen, Yuxia Guo, Jie Yu, Yongchun Su
This study aims to determine the clinical significance of positive antinuclear/antiextractable nuclear antigen (ANA/A-ENA) antibody on manifestation and therapeutic response of childhood immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Overall, 1,330 patients aged between 1 and 15.6 years diagnosed with primary ITP were retrospectively analyzed, excluding those with secondary ITP. Bleeding manifestations were recorded. All patients underwent autoantibody testing and follow-up for 32 months on average (range: 23-54 months). Steroid response was also assessed...
April 25, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427092/erratum-pulmonary-embolism-and-atrial-fibrillation-two-sides-of-the-same-coin-a-systematic-review
#2
Behnood Bikdeli, Maen D Abou Ziki, Gregory Y H Lip
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376544/how-long-does-it-take-clopidogrel-and-ticagrelor-to-inhibit-platelets-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-detailed-pharmacodynamic-analysis-time-course-of-platelet-reactivity-in-stemi-tops
#3
Thomas O Bergmeijer, Thea C Godschalk, Paul W A Janssen, Kim van den Berge, Nicoline J Breet, Johannes C Kelder, Christian M Hackeng, Jurriën M Ten Berg
Antiplatelet therapy plays a pivotal role in patients with an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) to prevent further atherothrombotic events, such as stent thrombosis. Although the risk of stent thrombosis is highest in the first hours after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI), little is known about when an adequate level of platelet inhibition is achieved following a clopidogrel or ticagrelor loading dose in STEMI patients. Patients presenting with STEMI in whom pPCI was performed and who were loaded with 600 mg clopidogrel or 180 mg ticagrelor were eligible for enrolment in this nonrandomized, open label, single-center study...
April 4, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364737/viscoelastic-testing-in-trauma
#4
Mathijs R Wirtz, Holger M Baumann, J Henriëtte Klinkspoor, J Carel Goslings, Nicole P Juffermans
Traumatic-induced coagulopathy (TIC) is a complex condition which develops both as a response to trauma as well as to clinical care interventions. Accurate and timely diagnostics are necessary to enable therapy aimed at correction of TIC. Viscoelastic hemostatic assays (VHA) are increasingly recognized for their potential to diagnose TIC as well as for guidance of treatment. This narrative review focuses on the evidence of the use of VHAs to diagnose TIC, to monitor efficacy of treatment of TIC during bleeding and to prognosticate outcome...
April 1, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364736/bleeding-complications-and-management-on-anticoagulant-therapy
#5
Sam Schulman
Patients treated with anticoagulants have an unavoidable risk of bleeding complications. There are, for all oral anticoagulants, several potential options for management of major bleeding. The first action is to assess the causative role of the anticoagulant in the current bleeding. Supportive measures have been assessed in several post hoc analyses of the phase III pivotal trials with the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Those results will be reviewed here together with emerging data on the efficacy and safety of the specific antidotes idarucizumab (for dabigatran) and andexanet-α (for factor Xa inhibitors)...
April 1, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359136/point-of-care-testing-in-burn-patients
#6
Marion Wiegele, Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker, Eva Schaden
Severe burn injury has an impact on the coagulation system, but a unique definition regarding these changes is still missing. The results of conventional coagulation assays (CCAs) measured in daily clinical practice are often interpreted as coagulopathic, which implies a bleeding tendency. However, viscoelastic coagulation assays (VCA) like Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and Thromboelastography (TEG) depict a hypercoagulable state. Therefore, hemostatic interventions should not be indicated according to deranged CCA results, but only in case of clinically relevant bleeding plus indicative VCA results...
March 30, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359135/scoring-systems-for-estimating-the-risk-of-anticoagulant-associated-bleeding
#7
Anna L Parks, Margaret C Fang
Anticoagulant medications are frequently used to prevent and treat thromboembolic disease. However, the benefits of anticoagulants must be balanced with a careful assessment of the risk of bleeding complications that can ensue from their use. Several bleeding risk scores are available, including the Outpatient Bleeding Risk Index, HAS-BLED, ATRIA, and HEMORR2HAGES risk assessment tools, and can be used to help estimate patients' risk for bleeding on anticoagulants. These tools vary by their individual risk components and in how they define and weigh clinical factors...
March 30, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359134/circulating-extracellular-dna-cause-or-consequence-of-thrombosis
#8
Miguel Jiménez-Alcázar, Natalie Kim, Tobias A Fuchs
Thrombosis leads to ischemic organ damage in cardiovascular and thromboembolic diseases. Neutrophils promote thrombosis in vitro and in vivo by releasing neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs are composed of DNA filaments coated with histones and neutrophil enzymes such as myeloperoxidase (MPO). Circulating extracellular DNA (ceDNA) is widely used as a surrogate marker to monitor NET formation in thrombosis. This narrative review summarizes the association of ceDNA with human thrombosis. Levels of ceDNA indicate the extent and outcome of several cardiovascular and thromboembolic diseases, including myocardial infarction, stroke, and venous thromboembolism...
March 30, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359133/point-of-care-coagulation-testing-in-cardiac-surgery
#9
Daniel Bolliger, Kenichi A Tanaka
Bleeding complications after cardiac surgery are common and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Their etiology is multifactorial, and treatment decisions are time sensitive. Point-of-care (POC) testing has an advantage over standard laboratory tests for faster turn-around times, and timely decision on coagulation intervention(s). The most common POC coagulation testing is the activated clotting time (ACT), used to monitor heparin therapy while on cardiopulmonary bypass. Viscoelastic coagulation tests including thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and thromboelastography (TEG) have been recommended for the treatment of postoperative bleeding after cardiac surgery because the ROTEM/TEG-guided treatment algorithms reduced the use of blood products...
March 30, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359132/point-of-care-testing-in-liver-disease-and-liver-surgery
#10
Lasitha Abeysundara, Susan V Mallett, Ben Clevenger
The alterations in coagulation and hemostasis that accompany liver disease are complex, and while patients with this disease have traditionally been perceived as having a bleeding diathesis, it is now understood that in stable patients hemostasis is "re-balanced." Hepatic surgery, and particularly liver transplantation, can be associated with large fluid shifts, massive bleeding, and coagulopathy, as well as postoperative thrombosis. Point-of-care tests (POCTs) of coagulation facilitate goal-directed treatments and hemostatic monitoring in dynamic environments where the coagulation status can alter rapidly and often unpredictably...
March 30, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355654/experience-of-point-of-care-devices-in-obstetrical-care
#11
Ove Karlsson
During pregnancy and puerperium, there are pronounced hemostatic changes characterized by increased coagulability and decreased fibrinolysis. In addition, hemostasis can change dramatically during obstetric complications. Several reports have described substandard management of hemostatic defects in this setting and state the need for guidelines and better care. Point-of-care devices can assess hemostatic status and are especially suitable in perioperative settings. Using point-of-care devices, no time is required for transportation, allowing faster availability of results and providing potential for better care of the patient...
March 29, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346967/anticoagulation-therapy-in-children
#12
Vlad Calin Radulescu
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is very uncommon in children and adolescents compared with older adults, though its incidence has significantly increased over the past two decades. Given the rarity of the condition, the data on pediatric VTE lag behind the adult experience and consequently the management of VTE in children is, in large part, modeled on the adult strategies. This approach has certain limitations, given that young children have developmental particularities of the hemostatic system and differences in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of various anticoagulant agents...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346966/factor-xii-contact-activation
#13
Clément Naudin, Elena Burillo, Stefan Blankenberg, Lynn Butler, Thomas Renné
Contact activation is the surface-induced conversion of factor XII (FXII) zymogen to the serine protease FXIIa. Blood-circulating FXII binds to negatively charged surfaces and this contact to surfaces triggers a conformational change in the zymogen inducing autoactivation. Several surfaces that have the capacity for initiating FXII contact activation have been identified, including misfolded protein aggregates, collagen, nucleic acids, and platelet and microbial polyphosphate. Activated FXII initiates the proinflammatory kallikrein-kinin system and the intrinsic coagulation pathway, leading to formation of bradykinin and thrombin, respectively...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346965/point-of-care-coagulation-tests-monitoring-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-their-reversal-therapy-state-of-the-art
#14
Giacomo E Iapichino, Paolo Bianchi, Marco Ranucci, Ekaterina Baryshnikova
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) exert similar anticoagulant effects to vitamin K antagonists and are increasingly used worldwide. Nevertheless, an evidence-based approach to patients receiving DOACs when any unplanned urgent surgery or bleeding (either spontaneous or traumatic) occurs is still missing. In this review, we investigate the role of point-of-care coagulation tests when other, more specific tests are not available. Indeed, thromboelastography and activated clotting time can detect dabigatran-induced coagulopathy, while their accuracy is limited for apixaban and rivaroxaban, mostly in cases of low drug plasma concentrations...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346964/lipoprotein-a-as-a-risk-factor-for-venous-thromboembolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
#15
Francesco Dentali, Vera Gessi, Rossella Marcucci, Monica Gianni, Anna Maria Grandi, Massimo Franchini
Elevated plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) are associated with increased cardiovascular risk in several clinical studies. However, there is a lack of data supporting a positive association between elevated Lp(a) levels and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Thus, we conducted a systematic review of the literature to better clarify its role as a risk factor for VTE. Medline and the Embase (up to May 2015) electronic databases were used to identify potentially eligible studies. Studies measuring Lp(a) values in adult patients with deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism and in a population of patients without a VTE were selected...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346963/point-of-care-testing-in-neurosurgery
#16
Christopher Beynon, Lars Wessels, Andreas W Unterberg
Coagulation disorders can have a major impact on the outcome of neurosurgical patients. The central nervous system is located within the closed space of the skull, and therefore, intracranial hemorrhage can lead to intracranial hypertension. Acute brain injury has been associated with alterations of various hemostatic parameters. Point-of-care (POC) techniques such as rotational thromboelastometry are able to identify markers of coagulopathy which are not reflected by standard assessment of hemostasis (e.g...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346962/response-to-comment-on-state-of-the-art-imaging-in-pulmonary-embolism-ventilation-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-versus-computed-tomography-angiography-controversies-results-and-recommendations-from-a-systematic-review
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297730/point-of-care-coagulation-monitoring-in-trauma-patients
#18
Philipp Stein, Alexander Kaserer, Gabriela H Spahn, Donat R Spahn
Trauma remains one of the major causes of death and disability all over the world. Uncontrolled blood loss and trauma-induced coagulopathy represent preventable causes of trauma-related morbidity and mortality. Treatment may consist of allogeneic blood product transfusion at a fixed ratio or in an individualized goal-directed way based on point-of-care (POC) and routine laboratory measurements. Viscoelastic POC measurement of the developing clot in whole blood and POC platelet function testing allow rapid and tailored coagulation and transfusion treatment based on goal-directed, factor concentrate-based algorithms...
March 15, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297729/the-role-of-abo-blood-type-in-thrombosis-scoring-systems
#19
Massimo Franchini, Giuseppe Marano, Stefania Vaglio, Liviana Catalano, Simonetta Pupella, Giancarlo Maria Liumbruno
In addition to their major role in transfusion medicine, there is increasing evidence that ABO blood group antigens (complex carbohydrate molecules widely expressed on the surface of red blood cells and several other cell types) are implicated in the development of a wide array of pathologic conditions. In particular, intense research has been dedicated over the last 50 years to the study of the association between non-O blood type and the risk of developing cardiovascular disorders. Several pathways have been hypothesized to explain this relationship, the most reasonable implying the influence of the ABO blood group on circulating plasma levels of von Willebrand factor, factor VIII, and several inflammatory cytokines...
March 15, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293920/the-intriguing-link-between-the-intestinal-microbiota-and-cardiovascular-disease
#20
Giuseppe Lippi, Elisa Danese, Camilla Mattiuzzi, Emmanuel J Favaloro
Human microbiota is a term conventionally used to define the normal flora of microbes living in all of us, most of which are resident in the gastrointestinal tract. Despite it having been known for some time that the vast majority of intestinal bacteria exert a strong influence on human life, recent technologic breakthroughs have made it possible to more accurately characterize the host microbial communities and explore their relationship with many human diseases. Notably, the evidence accumulated over the past 10 years suggests that a reasonable relationship can now be established between gut microbiota composition and the risk of cardiovascular disease...
March 14, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
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