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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345356/dysregulation-of-tissue-factor-thrombin-activatable-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-and-fibrinogen-in-patients-undergoing-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Christopher Wanderling, Jeffrey Liles, Elissa Finkler, Peter Carlsgaard, William Hopkinson, Nil Guler, Debra Hoppensteadt, Jawed Fareed
Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) of the hip or knee (THA, TKA) has become an increasingly common procedure. While TJA is a successful treatment for individuals experiencing degenerative joint diseases, it is well known that one of the most common perioperative complications of TJA is deep venous thrombosis (DVT). To profile tissue factor (TF), microparticle-tissue factor (MP-TF), thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI), and fibrinogen levels in patients undergoing TJA to determine potential preexisting Hemostatic dysregulation...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335612/thrombin-generation-in-patients-with-suspected-venous-thromboembolism
#2
Fredrik Wexels, Ola E Dahl, Are H Pripp, Ingebjørg Seljeflot
Increasing number of patients with clinically suspected venous thromboembolism is referred to radiological departments for definitive diagnosis. A simple assay to exclude the diagnosis and avoid radiological examinations is needed. We have reported correlations between D-dimer and prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 measured in plasma and urine. To further develop an analysis based on urine, more understanding of thrombin generation in these patients is needed. The aim of this study was to compare ex vivo thrombin generation with in vivo markers in plasma and urine in patients with and without venous thromboembolism...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320219/monitoring-of-argatroban-and-lepirudin
#3
Holger Seidel, Hans-Jürgen Kolde
Monitoring of direct thrombin inhibitors (DTIs) in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is primarily performed using the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). This assay is poorly standardized, reagent dependent, and not DTI specific. We compared aPTT, thrombin time (TT), and prothrombin time (PT) to drug levels obtained by the ecarin chromogenic assay (ECA). We analyzed 495 samples of patients with confirmed or suspected HIT on treatment with either argatroban (n = 37) or lepirudin (n = 80)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301915/emerging-role-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-management-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#4
Phu Ngoc Tran, Minh-Ha Tran
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis (HITT) are rare but potentially limb- and life-threatening complications of heparin therapy. Continuation of heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin is contraindicated due to platelet activation in the presence of (heparin-dependent) HIT antibodies. Primary treatment options currently include argatroban, fondaparinux, or bivalirudin. However, the parenteral administration routes and interference of argatroban with traditional coagulation markers complicate management...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301914/prevalence-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-hospitalized-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-ruled-out-by-multislice-ct-angiography
#5
Fernando Javier Vazquez, Maria Lourdes Posadas-Martinez, Bruno Bioetti, Diego Giunta, Esteban Gandara
Current evidence suggests that for outpatients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), multislice computed tomographic angiography (CTPA) is sufficient to rule out PE. However, the accuracy of CTPA alone has not been established for hospitalized patients. Our goal was to determine the prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in hospitalized patients who had PE ruled out by CTPA. We conducted a prospective cohort study of patients who developed symptoms indicative of PE, after being admitted to the hospital for any reason other than PE and were evaluated with multislice CTPA...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301913/corrigendum
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January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301912/potential-causes-and-implications-of-low-target-therapeutic-ratio-in-warfarin-treated-patients-for-thrombosis-prophylaxis
#7
Halil Atas, Ahmet Anıl Sahin, Dilek Barutçu Atas, Murat Sunbul, Alper Kepez, Mehmet Agirbasli
Time in therapeutic range (TTR) of international normalized ratio is crucial for the safety and efficacy of anticoagulation with warfarin and it is influenced by many factors. There are limited data about the quality of warfarin therapy and its effects on clinical outcomes in Turkey. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the quality of anticoagulant therapy with warfarin and evaluate the parameters that affect the quality of warfarin therapy. A total of 170 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF; mean age: 62...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301911/the-prevalence-and-clinical-relevance-of-asa-nonresponse-after-cardiac-surgery
#8
Saskia Wand, Elisabeth Hannah Adam, Anna Julienne Wetz, Patrick Meybohm, Nils Kunze-Szikszay, Kai Zacharowski, Aron Frederick Popov, Anton Moritz, Lisa Moldenhauer, Julia Kaiser, Martin Bauer, Christian Friedrich Weber
We aimed to identify the prevalence of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) nonresponse in patients after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and the possible consequences for the rate of major cardiovascular events. This prospective, observational, bicentric cohort study was conducted in two German University hospitals. A total of 400 patients (200 in each study center) undergoing elective CABG surgery were enrolled after written informed consent. Platelet function was analyzed on day 3 (d3) and day 5 (d5) postoperatively following stimulation with arachidonic acid (ASPItest) and with thrombin receptor-activating peptide 6 (TRAPtest) using multiple electrode aggregometry (Multiplate)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301910/soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-as-a-link-between-angiogenesis-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-pediatric-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia
#9
Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy, Amira Abdel Moneam Adly, Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail, Omneya Ibrahim Youssef, Mohamed ElSayed Ali
Endothelial damage has been implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular complications in β-thalassemia intermedia (β-TI). Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFLT-1) is a member of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) family. Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 is an antiangiogenic protein that induces endothelial dysfunction by adhering to and inhibiting VEGF and placenta growth factor. The aim of this study was to assess the level of sFLT-1 in 35 children and adolescents with β-TI, correlating it with markers of hemolysis and iron overload as well as cardiopulmonary complications...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301909/thrombin-activatable-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-gene-polymorphism-tafi1040c-t-in-women-with-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion
#10
Nabil ElDanasori, Nelly Abulata, Iman A Shaheen, Alaa M ElGendy, Waleed El-Khayat
Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is defined as 3 or more consecutive pregnancy failures. Thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is a plasma zymogen that regulates both fibrinolysis and inflammation. The TAFI 1040C/T polymorphism could alter the circulating levels of TAFI with a reduced capacity to remove the fibrin clots from the circulation; therefore, it could be considered a molecular risk factor for RSA. The TAFI 1040C/T polymorphism was studied in 50 patients with RSA by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism technique and compared to 50 age- and gender-matched healthy volunteers as a control group to verify its possible association with RSA...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301908/identification-of-cost-saving-opportunities-for-the-use-of-antithrombin-iii-in-adult-and-pediatric-patients
#11
Alana Ciolek, John Lindsley, Jessica Crow, Kristen Nelson-McMillan, David Procaccini
Thrombate III is a human plasma-derived antithrombin III (AT-III) often utilized in patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with suspected AT-III-mediated heparin resistance. It is supplied as 500-U and 1000-U vials, costing US$4.66 per unit. Literature is limited in describing the clinical value of AT-III in relation to its high cost. The primary objective was to determine conditions of use and associated cost of potentially unnecessary utilization of AT-III at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Secondary objectives included evaluating the effect of AT-III on anticoagulation parameters and the overall cost utilized and wasted on AT-III...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301907/drug-adherence-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-taking-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-turkey
#12
Sadık Volkan Emren, Oktay Şenöz, Murat Bilgin, Osman Beton, Abdullah Aslan, Uğur Taşkin, Gönül Açiksari, Lale Dinç Asarcikli, Hakan Çakir, Lütfü Bekar, İsmail Bolat, Çağrı Yayla, Barış Çelebi, Onur Dalgiç, Oğuzhan Çelik, Özgen Şafak, Serdar Akyel, Hasan Güngör, Barış Düzel, Mehdi Zoghi
Adherence to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is an important factor for ensuring efficacy and safety in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). There are controversial results regarding NOAC adherence in real-world data and there are no data about NOAC adherence in Turkish population. This study investigated the NOAC adherence based on self-report, factors affecting nonadherence, and the relation of the adherence level with efficacy and safety outcomes. This multicenter cross-sectional study included 2738 patients (59% female) using NOAC (dabigatran, apixaban, and rivaroxaban) due to NVAF for more than 3 months with >30 days of supply between September 1, 2015, and February 28, 2016...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288527/tinzaparin-for-long-term-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-cancer
#13
M José Martínez-Zapata, Alexander G Mathioudakis, Shaker A Mousa, Rupert Bauersachs
Patients with cancer are at increased risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding. Thus, long-term treatment with anticoagulants for secondary prevention is challenging. The objective of this review was to evaluate current evidence on the safety and efficacy of tinzaparin compared with other anticoagulants for long-term VTE treatment in patients with cancer. Based on a preregistered protocol, we identified randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing long-term tinzaparin (therapeutic dose: 175 IU/kg) versus other anticoagulants for at least 3 months after an acute episode of VTE that included adult patients with underlying malignancy...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288526/performance-of-khorana-risk-score-for-prediction-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#14
Y Wang, B M Attar, H E Fuentes, J Yu, Huiyuan Zhang, A J Tafur
Cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among patients with malignancy. The Khorana risk score (KRS) is currently the best validated risk assessment model to stratify risks of VTE development in ambulatory patients with cancer. In the current study, we assessed the performance of KRS in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We retrospectively analyzed patients with diagnosis of HCC (screened by International Classification of Diseases [ ICD-9] and ICD-10 code, confirmed with radiographic examination and/or histopathology) at a large public hospital over 15 years (January 2000 through July 2015)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183196/the-application-of-current-proposed-venous-thromboembolism-risk-assessment-model-for-ambulatory-patients-with-cancer
#15
Hikmat Abdel-Razeq, Asem Mansour, Salwa S Saadeh, Mahmoud Abu-Nasser, Mohammad Makoseh, Murad Salam, Alaa Abufara, Yousef Ismael, Alaa Ibrahim, Ghaleb Khirfan, Mohammad Ibrahim
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a commonly encountered problem in patients with cancer. In recent years, cancer treatment paradigm has shifted with most therapy offered in ambulatory outpatient settings. Excess of half VTEs in patients with cancer occur in outpatient settings without prior hospitalization, where current practice guidelines do not recommend routine prophylaxis. Risk assessment models (RAMs) for VTE in such patients were recently introduced. This study aims to assess the practical application of one of these models in clinical practice...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135822/impact-of-warfarin-persistence-on-health-care-utilization-and-costs-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-managed-in-anticoagulation-clinics-in-the-united-states
#16
Steven B Deitelzweig, Michael Evans, Jeffrey Trocio, Kiran Gupta, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Brandy Menges, Jay Lin
Warfarin is a recommended therapy to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The objectives of this study were to identify potential factors associated with warfarin persistence and evaluate the impact of warfarin persistence on health-care resource utilization and costs among patients with NVAF in the United States. Patients (≥18 years) with ≥1 inpatient or ≥2 outpatient diagnoses of AF without valvular disease were identified from an electronic medical record database (January 1, 2004, to January 31, 2015)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118751/influence-of-prescribed-blood-products-on-the-incidence-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-surgical-patients
#17
Alenka Premuš Marušič, Igor Locatelli, Aleš Mrhar, Martin Caprnda, Ludovit Gaspar, Mariusz Adamek, Peter Kruzliak, Daniel Petrovič
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms (PEs) are common complications after surgical procedures. The influence of prescribed blood products on the occurrence of DVT and PE was evaluated in postsurgical patients in this retrospective case-control study. The records of 286 surgical patients were analyzed: DVT (n = 52), PE (n = 92), and a control group (n = 142). The amounts of prescribed blood, blood products, and vitamin K were reviewed, together with appropriate prescribing of low-molecular-weight heparins...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118750/characterization-of-pf4-heparin-complexes-by-photon-correlation-spectroscopy-and-zeta-potential
#18
Sabrina Bertini, Jawed Fareed, Laura Madaschi, Giulia Risi, Giangiacomo Torri, Annamaria Naggi
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is associated with antibodies to complexes between heparin and platelet factor 4 (PF4), a basic protein usually found in platelet alpha granules. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia antibodies preferentially recognize macromolecular complexes formed between positively charged PF4 and polyanionic heparins over a narrow range of molar ratios. The aim of this work was to study the complexes that human PF4 forms with heparins from various species, such as porcine, bovine, and ovine; heparins from various organs, such as mucosa and lung; and different low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) at several stoichiometric ratios to evaluate their sizes and charges by photo correlation spectroscopy and zeta potential measurements...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118749/warfarin-interaction-with-hepatic-cytochrome-p-450-enzyme-inducing-anticonvulsants
#19
Nathan P Clark, Kim Hoang, Thomas Delate, John R Horn, Daniel M Witt
BACKGROUND: Initiation of cytochrome P-450 (CYP)-inducing anticonvulsant medications during warfarin therapy may decrease anticoagulant effect and necessitate frequent warfarin dose adjustments to maintain therapeutic response measured by the international normalized ratio (INR). Clinical information regarding interactions between warfarin and these medications is limited. This study investigated warfarin dose and INR response following CYP-inducing anticonvulsant initiation among chronic warfarin users...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110541/validation-of-a-new-elisa-based-vasodilator-associated-stimulated-phosphoprotein-phosphorylation-assay-to-assess-platelet-reactivity-index-in-a-chinese-population
#20
Peng Ding, Yujie Wei, Nana Chen, Huiliang Liu
The level of platelet reactivity during P2Y12-adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonist is associated with ischemic and bleeding risks following percutaneous coronary intervention in acute coronary syndrome. Determining platelet reactivity inhibition may be valuable for confirming effective platelet inhibition for individual patients and identifying patients at risk of bleeding. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)-based vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) assay offers unique advantages over other methods and has not been used in the Chinese population...
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