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Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448319/tranexamic-acid-reduces-blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-in-primary-simultaneous-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yuangang Wu, Timin Yang, Yi Zeng, Haibo Si, Canfeng Li, Bin Shen
: The aim of this meta-analysis is to assess the effectiveness and safety of intravenous application tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We searched electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, the Web of Science, the Cochrane Library and the Google Scholar, for published studies involving the intravenous application TXA in primary simultaneous bilateral TKA. All randomized controlled trials were included. The focus of the meta-analysis was on the outcomes of total blood loss, drainage volume, transfusion requirements and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism...
April 26, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379876/recombinant-von-willebrand-factor-for-severe-gastrointestinal-bleeding-unresponsive-to-other-treatments-in-a-patient-with-type-2a-von-willebrand-disease-a-case-report
#2
Racquel Brown
: A recombinant von Willebrand factor (rVWF) was recently approved in the United States for on-demand treatment and control of bleeding episodes in adults with von Willebrand disease (VWD). In contrast to plasma-derived VWF products available in the United States, rVWF does not contain factor VIII (FVIII). To date, there is no published experience of rVWF in clinical practice. We report the acute and prophylactic use of rVWF in a patient with VWD type 2A and severe gastrointestinal bleeding. Dosing with plasma-derived VWF/FVIII concentrates was constrained by FVIII accumulation; the bleeding was unresponsive, and multiple red blood cell transfusions were required...
April 4, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379875/comparison-of-two-point-of-care-international-normalized-ratio-devices-and-laboratory-method
#3
Sara R Vazquez, Ryan P Fleming, Stacy A Johnson
: A number of factors contribute to interlaboratory variation of international normalized ratio (INR) results. This variability can lead to differences in clinical decision-making. This prospective cohort study evaluated the accuracy, precision, and clinical decision-making variability of two point-of-care (POC) devices (CoaguChek XS and the Coag-Sense) to a clinical laboratory method of INR measurement as the 'reference' and by using the laboratory's accuracy standard (±25% of the reference INR). Study subjects included adults taking warfarin undergoing a POC INR with each device and a laboratory INR on the same day and evaluated differences in clinical decision-making using a warfarin nomogram...
April 4, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362649/rapid-and-well-tolerated-action-of-idarucizumab-for-antagonizing-dabigatran-in-a-patient-needing-urgent-thrombolysis-a-case-report
#4
Roberto Facchinetti, Giulia DeGuidi, Federica Pitoni, Giorgio Ricci, Giuseppe Lippi
Dabigatran is a direct oral anticoagulant drug exhibiting clinical benefits over vitamin K antagonists. A procedure for reversing the anticoagulant effect of direct oral anticoagulants may be needed in emergency clinical settings, and is traditionally accomplished by using plasma products or hemostatic physical interventions. Idarucizumab, a specific antidote for dabigatran, has recently become available. This compound can be rapidly administered by intravenous injection and is effective in reversing anticoagulation in few minutes...
March 30, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362648/abnormal-angiogenesis-in-blood-outgrowth-endothelial-cells-derived-from-von-willebrand-disease-patients
#5
Soundarya N Selvam, Lara J Casey, Mackenzie L Bowman, Lindsey G Hawke, Avery J Longmore, Jeffrey Mewburn, Mark L Ormiston, Stephen L Archer, Donald H Maurice, Paula James
Bleeding associated with angiodysplasia is a common, often intractable complication in patients with von Willebrand disease (VWD). von Willebrand factor (VWF), the protein deficient or defective in VWD, is a negative regulator of angiogenesis, which may explain the pathologic blood vessel growth in VWD. This study explores the normal range of angiogenesis in blood outgrowth endothelial cells (BOECs) derived from healthy donors and compares this to angiogenesis in BOECs from VWD patients of all types and subtypes...
March 30, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319471/early-secondary-prevention-after-initially-ineffective-revascularization-treatments-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-due-to-tandem-occlusion
#6
Stefano Forlivesi, Elia Pancheri, Giuseppe Moretto, Paolo Bovi, Manuel Cappellari
The most effective treatment of patients with stroke due to tandem occlusion is still unclear. We report the case of a man with stroke due to tandem internal carotid artery/middle cerebral artery occlusion, who underwent initially ineffective intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and endovascular treatment. Early anticoagulation with apixaban was started after 48 h of IVT, given a newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Spontaneous partial recanalization of the cervical internal carotid artery was noted, and carotid endarterectomy was performed 72 h after IVT and 8 h after the last dose of apixaban...
March 17, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306627/novel-microspheres-reduce-the-formation-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-and-repair-the-vascular-wall-in-a-rat-model
#7
Bingyang Dai, Lan Li, Qiangqiang Li, Xiaoxiao Song, Dongyang Chen, Jin Dai, Yao Yao, Wenjin Yan, Huajian Teng, Fang Yang, Zhihong Xu, Qing Jiang
L-Arginine (L-arg), widely known as a substrate for endogenous nitric oxide synthesis, can improve endothelial function associated with the vasculature, inhibit platelet aggregation, and alter the activity of vascular smooth muscle cells. P-selectin is a membrane component of the platelet alpha-granule and the endothelial cell-specific Wiebel-Palade body that plays a central role in mediating interactions between platelets and both leukocytes and the endothelium. The experiment was designed to evaluate the effect of novel microspheres with L-arg targeting P-selectin on the formation of deep vein thrombosis and repair of vascular wall in a rat model...
March 16, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306626/pregnancy-and-delivery-in-a-woman-with-severe-haemophilia-a
#8
Jelena N Bodrozic, Predrag S Miljic, Danijela R Lekovic, Milos A Petronijevic, Darko A Antic, Mirjana M Mitrovic, Svetlana M Petronijevic-Vrzic, Irena S Djunic
Severe form of haemophilia in women is an extremely rare condition. Owing to the rarity of the disease there are no precise recommendations concerning the optimal management of pregnancy and delivery in these patients. We are reporting the clinical course and management of a 30-year-old woman with a severe form of haemophilia A (factor VIII <1 IU/dl) during her first pregnancy and delivery. Antepartum, she was treated on demand by FVIII concentrate and she delivered at 37 weeks of gestation by cesarean section...
March 16, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252515/factor-viii-mutation-spectrum-in-haemophilia-a-patients-in-the-population-of-henan-china
#9
Nan Bai, Xiaofan Zhu, Zhenhua Zhao, Ying Bai, Qinghua Wu, Ning Liu, Duo Chen, Xiangdong Kong
Defects in the coagulation factor VIII gene cause haemophilia A, which is the most common X-linked recessive bleeding disorder. In total, 45 affected families were investigated to elucidate the factor VIII gene mutation spectrum. The families were subjected to clinical, biochemical, and molecular analyses. Inverse-shifting PCR was first applied to severe haemophilia A patients to identify inversions in introns 22 and 1. Then, next-generation sequencing was performed to detect mutations in inversion-negative patients with severe haemophilia A and moderate-mild haemophilia A patients...
March 1, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230635/valproic-acid-modulates-platelet-and-coagulation-function-ex-vivo
#10
Ted Bambakidis, Simone E Dekker, Ihab Halaweish, Baoling Liu, Vahagn C Nikolian, Patrick E Georgoff, Patryk Piascik, Yongqing Li, Martin Sillesen, Hasan B Alam
Trauma-induced coagulopathy is associated with adverse patient outcome. Animal models demonstrate that histone deacetylase inhibitors, such as valproic acid (VPA), improve survival following injury. While in-vivo data suggest that improved survival may in part be because of an attenuation of coagulopathy, it remains unknown whether this is a direct effect of the drug, or the establishment of an overall prosurvival phenotype. We thus conducted an ex-vivo experiment to determine if VPA has an effect on coagulation and platelet function...
February 21, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230634/platelet-dysfunction-in-critically-ill-patients
#11
Travis Hase, Sarah Sirajuddin, Patrick Maluso, Raksha Bangalore, Louis DePalma, Babak Sarani
Thrombelastography Platelet Mapping (TEG-PM) allows for measurement of maximal potential clot strength (MA) and strength from stimulation of arachidonic acid (MA-AA) and adenosine disphosphate (MA-ADP) receptors. This study was conducted to assess degree of platelet dysfunction in critically ill adult patients. A retrospective study of critically ill, adult, nontrauma patients in a medical/surgical ICU was conducted from August 2013 to September 2014. All patients who underwent TEG-PM were enrolled. Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, following cardiac surgery, or without an APACHE II score were excluded...
February 21, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230633/insights-into-cryotherapy-and-joint-bleeding-cryotherapy-and-hemophilia
#12
Roya Ravanbod, Giti Torkaman, Mehdi Hedayati, Mohammad Esmaeil Zandi Nezhad
There is some controversy over the use of cryotherapy. Low temperatures (Temp) could interfere with coagulation and increase the risk of bleeding. We sought to examine the effect of cryotherapy on joint swelling, temperature, friction, and inflammatory condition after experimental hemarthrosis. The left knee of 23 albino rabbits, 10 in heparin Ice, five in citrate Ice, four in heparin control, and four in citrate control were injected intraarticularly with 1 ml of blood. In total, four animals were considered to be in normal control group...
February 21, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177945/concerns-about-andexanet
#13
Claudia Stöllberger, Birke Schneider
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166112/endogenous-thrombin-potential-as-marker-of-procoagulant-response-that-can-be-useful-in-early-stage-of-sepsis
#14
Dunja Mihajlovic, Snezana Brkic, Dajana Lendak, Aleksandra Novakov Mikic, Biljana Draskovic, Gorana Mitic
Sepsis is associated with complex procoagulant and anticoagulant changes that modify inflammatory response. Identification of coagulation markers that can differentiate useful procoagulant response from adverse alteration of clotting mechanism in patient with sepsis. In total, 150 patients who fulfilled criteria for diagnosis of sepsis were included in this study. Patients were categorized in two groups according to sepsis severity in the first 24 h from intensive care unit admission: sepsis and septic shock...
February 3, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166111/risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-ovarian-vein-thrombosis
#15
Amer Assal, Justin D Kaner, Neeraja Danda, Hillel W Cohen, Henny H Billett
Ovarian vein thrombosis (OVT) remains poorly understood with no consensus regarding its importance or treatment. In this retrospective study, we investigated the clinical features, risk factors, treatment patterns, and prognosis of patients with OVT, including venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrences. Adult patients who presented to our medical center with an identifiable diagnosis of OVT over a 10-year period were included in this retrospective observational study. Individual patient charts were reviewed to collect baseline and outcomes data...
February 3, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151806/goals-defining-therapy-for-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-in-adults
#16
Lorenzo Cirasino, Stefano Semeraro
Discordances existing between the two most influential guidelines on the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia, the 2010 International Consensus Report and the 2011 America Society of Hematology guideline, continue to be reflected by the heterogeneity of clinical practice of the physicians who treat this disease. Aimed at overcoming these discordances, we hypothesized that they could be ascribed to nonshared treatment goals. We classify the indications for and goals of the various possible treatments available for adults with primary immune thrombocytopenia according to the line of treatment and the phase of disease...
February 3, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151805/comparison-of-tissue-factor-expression-and-activity-in-foetal-and-adult-endothelial-cells
#17
Mary E W Collier, Atinuke Akinmolayan, Alison H Goodall
Tissue factor (TF) is not usually expressed by endothelial cells but can be induced in these cells by inflammatory cytokines. Many studies have used human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) as a model to examine the regulation of TF expression. However, there is a question as to whether this reflects TF expression in adult endothelial cells. This study compared TF expression and the release of TF-positive microvesicles in HUVEC and adult human dermal blood endothelial cells (HDBEC) in response to tumour necrosis factor α (TNFα) and interleukin-1 β (IL-1β)...
February 1, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151804/pregnancy-loss-in-women-with-von-willebrand-disease-a-single-center-pilot-study
#18
Leslie Skeith, Natalia Rydz, Maeve O'Beirne, Dawn Goodyear, Haocheng Li, Man-Chiu Poon
The risk of pregnancy loss in von Willebrand disease (VWD) has been inconsistently reported. Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a known regulator of angiogenesis, so has the potential to affect placental function. We sought to determine the risk of pregnancy loss and placenta-mediated pregnancy complications in women with VWD, compared with women without VWD. Women with VWD followed in the Southern Alberta Rare Blood and Bleeding Disorders Clinic were invited to participate in a questionnaire (February-June 2014)...
February 1, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787285/heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-tremendous-opportunity-for-randomization
#19
Austin Lammers, Thomas DeLoughery, Vinay Prasad
: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (HITT) is both life-threatening with a complex immune-mediated process and clinically challenging to diagnose and treat. What further complicates matters is that thrombocytopenia is a frequently encountered laboratory value but rarely results in clinical signs of HITT. Decades into its initial description, we have anticoagulants with a small therapeutic index and associated high cost. The diagnosis is sometimes equivocal given our current laboratory diagnostics, and can take days to confirm...
April 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467983/does-whole-blood-coagulation-analysis-reflect-developmental-haemostasis
#20
Hanne Berg Ravn, Jo Bønding Andreasen, Anne-Mette Hvas
: Developmental haemostasis has been well documented over the last 3 decades and age-dependent reference ranges have been reported for a number of plasmatic coagulation parameters. With the increasing use of whole blood point-of-care tests like rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and platelet function tests, an evaluation of age-dependent changes is warranted for these tests as well. We obtained blood samples from 149 children, aged 1 day to 5.9 years, and analysed conventional plasmatic coagulation tests, including activated partial prothrombin time, prothrombin time, and fibrinogen (functional)...
April 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
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