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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227690/muscle-fiber-excitation-system
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Bertram N Ezenwa, Thomas Kernozek, Bertram N Ezenwa, Thomas Kernozek, Thomas Kernozek, Bertram N Ezenwa
Persons unable to exercise due to old age, immobility or medical condition may develop low bone density, decline in muscle contraction, blood pooling or clot. Due to musculoskeletal fragility caution is required in bone and muscle strengthening. Similarly, caution is required to use anticoagulant drug to prevent blood clot due to side effect, and compression devices are not as effective as drug. This paper presents a transcutaneous muscle fiber excitation system adaptable for use in seated, walking or lying position...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227459/leg-fluid-accumulation-during-prolonged-sitting
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Daniel Vena, Jonathan Rubianto, Milos Popovic, Azadeh Yadollahi, Daniel Vena, Jonathan Rubianto, Milos Popovic, Azadeh Yadollahi, Daniel Vena, Azadeh Yadollahi, Jonathan Rubianto, Milos Popovic
The accumulation of fluid in the legs due to sedentariness can be a health risk in extreme cases. Negative health impacts associated with leg fluid accumulation include leg edema and risk of blood clots. Furthermore, fluid accumulating in the legs is accompanied by fluid shift into the upper body which is also associated with health risks such as: increased blood pressure when lying down, respiratory problems in people with heart failure, and increased sleep apnea. Understanding the pattern by which fluid accumulates in the legs can aid in the development of devices for reducing leg fluid accumulation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226557/in-vitro-examination-of-the-pressure-effect-on-clot-dissolution-with-thrombolytic-patch
#3
Zhen Qin, Chi Hang Chon, John C K Kwok, David C C Lam, Zhen Qin, Chi Hang Chon, John C K Kwok, David C C Lam, Chi Hang Chon, David Cc Lam, Zhen Qin, John Ck Kwok
Bio-kinetic thrombus dissolution model has been developed to describe the thrombus dissolution behavior during endoluminal thrombolytic patch treatment to recanalize blocked vessel in ischemic strokes. The initial model ignored the effect of pulsatile pressure in the lumen. However, pulsatile pressure in the lumen may affect molecule diffusion and bio-chemical reaction rate and accelerate clot dissolution. The effect of pressure on the dissolution rate was examined in this study. The dissolution behaviors of 100-400 μm thick blood clot specimens subject to diastolic, systolic, and pulsatile pressure were characterized using Raman spectroscopy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226413/thrombalexin-use-of-a-cytotopic-anticoagulant-to-reduce-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-a-highly-sensitized-model-of-kidney-transplantation
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Miriam Manook, Jean Kwun, Christian Burghuber, Kannan Samy, Michael Mulvihill, Janghoon Yoon, He Xu, Andrea L MacDonald, Kyle Freischlag, Verna Curfman, Evelyn Branum, David Howell, Alton Brad Farris, Richard A Smith, Stephen Sacks, Anthony Dorling, Nizam Mamode, Stuart Knechtle
Early activation of coagulation is an important factor in the initiation of innate immunity, as characterized by thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). In transplantation, systemic anti-coagulation is difficult due to bleeding. A novel 'cytotopic' agent, 'Thrombalexin', (TLN) combines a cell-membrane bound (mirystoyl tail) anti-thrombin (HLL peptide) which can be perfused directly to the donor organ or cells.. Thromboelastography (TEG) was used to measure time to clot formation (r-time) in both rhesus and human blood, comparing TLN vs...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223215/bufadienolides-from-kalanchoe-daigremontiana-as-thrombin-inhibitors-in-vitro-and-in-silico-study
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Joanna Kolodziejczyk-Czepas, Malgorzata Sieradzka, Barbara Moniuszko-Szajwaj, Łukasz Pecio, Michal B Ponczek, Pawel Nowak, Anna Stochmal
Thrombin is an active plasma coagulation factor II, critical for the formation of fibrin clot during blood coagulation. For that reason, this protein is also a crucial target for different anti-thrombotic therapies. The work is based on in vitro evaluation of the inhibitory effect of bufadienolide-rich fraction, isolated from roots of Kalanchoe daigremontiana (1-50μg/ml) on enzymatic properties of a serine proteinase - thrombin. The efficacy of the inhibition of amidolytic activity of thrombin (measured as a hydrolysis of the chromogenic substrate S-2238, Chromogenix) attained about 10 and 66%, respectively...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219621/topical-application-of-recombinant-activated-factor-vii-during-cesarean-section-for-placenta-previa
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Birgit Tbg Schjoldager, Emmeli Mikkelsen, Malene R Lykke, Jørgen Præst, Anne-Mette Hvas, Lars Heslet, Niels J Secher, Jannie D Salvig, Niels Uldbjerg
BACKGROUND: During cesarean delivery in patients with placenta previa, hemorrhaging after removal of the placenta is often challenging. In this condition, the extraordinarily high concentration of tissue factor at the placenta site may constitute a principal of treatment as it activates coagulation very effectively. The presumption, however, is that tissue factor is bound to activated factor VII (FVIIa). OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that topical application of recombinant FVIIa (rFVIIa) at the placenta site reduces the bleeding without affecting the intravascular coagulation...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218362/mechanical-recanalization-for-clot-occlusion-of-venous-access-ports-experimental-study-using-ports-with-clot-occlusion
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Myung Gyu Song, Tae-Seok Seo, Baek-Hui Kim, Jeong Ho Kim
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that mechanical injection of saline is safe and effective in restoring patency of totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) with clot occlusion. We devised an experimental port model for the evaluation of mechanical TIVAP recanalization prior to its clinical application. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clot TIVAP occlusion model was constructed by filling the catheter with swine blood and incubating it at 37.5°C. The model was incubated for different lengths of time ranging from 1 day to 7 days...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218351/the-role-of-ionized-calcium-and-magnesium-in-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-and-its-impact-on-inflammatory-parameters
#8
Karin Strobl, Stephan Harm, Viktoria Weber, Jens Hartmann
INTRODUCTION: Regional anticoagulation with citrate has been found to be superior to heparin in terms of biocompatibility, and numerous protocols for regional citrate anticoagulation have been published, while a consensus on the target concentration of ionized calcium (Ca2+) in the extracorporeal circuit has not been reached so far. METHODS: The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the impact of different citrate concentrations on coagulation as well as on complement activation and cytokine secretion and to investigate the impact of ionized magnesium (Mg2+) on these parameters...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214012/the-endothelium-solves-problems-that-endothelial-cells-do-not-know-exist
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REVIEW
John G McCarron, Matthew D Lee, Calum Wilson
The endothelium is the single layer of cells that lines the entire cardiovascular system and regulates vascular tone and blood-tissue exchange, recruits blood cells, modulates blood clotting, and determines the formation of new blood vessels. To control each function, the endothelium uses a remarkable sensory capability to continuously monitor vanishingly small changes in the concentrations of many simultaneously arriving extracellular activators that each provides cues to the physiological state. Here we suggest that the extraordinary sensory capabilities of the endothelium do not come from single cells but from the combined activity of a large number of endothelial cells...
February 14, 2017: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210886/the-use-of-frozen-plasma-samples-in-thromboelastometry
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Christian Schoergenhofer, Nina Buchtele, Michael Schwameis, Johann Bartko, Bernd Jilma, Petra Jilma-Stohlawetz
Thromboelastometry is increasingly used in the clinical and scientific setting. The use of frozen plasma samples may be useful in overcoming certain limitations such as local and timely availability. Whole blood (WB) samples of 20 healthy volunteers were obtained, and plasma was generated. NATEM (n = 20), EXTEM (n = 20) and INTEM (n = 8) analyses were performed in WB, fresh plasma and frozen and thawed plasma. Dabigatran (500, 1000 ng/ml), rivaroxaban (100, 200 ng/ml) or alteplase (333 ng/ml) were added ex vivo to WB, and thromboelastometry was performed in WB and in frozen and thawed plasma samples...
February 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205241/septic-transfusion-case-caused-by-a-platelet-pool-with-visible-clotting-due-to-contamination-with-staphylococcus-aureus
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Maria Loza-Correa, Yuntong Kou, Mariam Taha, Miloslav Kalab, Jennifer Ronholm, Patrick M Schlievert, Michael P Cahill, Robert Skeate, Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
BACKGROUND: Contamination of platelet concentrates (PCs) with Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most significant ongoing transfusion safety risks in developed countries. CASE REPORT: This report describes a transfusion reaction in an elderly patient diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, transfused with a 4-day-old buffy coat PC through a central venous catheter. The transfusion was interrupted when a large fibrous clot in the PC obstructed infusion pump flow...
February 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203580/unusual-presentation-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-splenic-infarcts
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Vivek Kumar, Parita Soni, Vishangi Dave, Jonathan Harris
A 67-year-old man presented with a 3-day history of abdominal pain, fever, and significant weight loss over 2 months. Physical examination revealed left upper quadrant tenderness, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and bilateral pitting edema but peripheral lymphadenopathy was absent. Laboratory tests showed anemia, thrombocytopenia, elevated prothrombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time (PTT), and increased lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). PTT was corrected completely in mixing study. Further workup for the cause of coagulopathy revealed decreased levels of all clotting factors except factor VIII and increase fibrinogen levels, which ruled out disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199364/coagulation-profile-in-patients-undergoing-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Thomas Decker Christensen, Henrik Vad, Søren Pedersen, Kåre Hornbech, Nora Elisabeth Zois, Peter B Licht, Mads Nybo, Anne-Mette Hvas
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about the impact of Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin (LMWH) on the coagulation system in patients undergoing minimal invasive lung cancer surgery is sparse. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of LMWH on the coagulation system in patients undergoing Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) lobectomy for primary lung cancer. METHODS: Sixty-three patients diagnosed with primary lung cancer undergoing VATS lobectomy were randomized to either subcutaneous injection with dalteparin (Fragmin®) 5000 IE once daily or no intervention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197045/experiences-with-continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration-using-18mmol-l-predilution-citrate-anticoagulation-and-a-phosphate-containing-replacement-solution
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Yuen Henry Jeffrey, Shum Hoi-Ping, Anne Leung Kit Hung, Lam Chung-Ling, Yan Wing-Wa, Lai King-Yiu
CONTEXT: Regional citrate anticoagulation for continuous renal replacement therapy is associated with a longer filter-life, less bleeding events and improved mortality. Problems associated with using Prismocitrate 10/2 solution in continuous renal replacement therapy, include hypomagnesemia, hypophosphatemia and the need for additional bicarbonate infusion. AIMS: This study uses the new Prismocitrate 18/0 solution for improved buffer balance and Phoxilium solution for a more favourable electrolyte profile...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196509/point-of-care-testing-for-emergency-assessment-of-coagulation-in-patients-treated-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Matthias Ebner, Ingvild Birschmann, Andreas Peter, Charlotte Spencer, Florian Härtig, Joachim Kuhn, Gunnar Blumenstock, Christine S Zuern, Ulf Ziemann, Sven Poli
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care testing (POCT) of coagulation has been proven to be of great value in accelerating emergency treatment. Specific POCT for direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) is not available, but the effects of DOAC on established POCT have been described. We aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of Hemochron® Signature coagulation POCT to qualitatively rule out relevant concentrations of apixaban, rivaroxaban, and dabigatran in real-life patients. METHODS: We enrolled 68 patients receiving apixaban, rivaroxaban, or dabigatran and obtained blood samples at six pre-specified time points...
February 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192448/differential-inhibitory-action-of-apixaban-on-platelet-and-fibrin-components-of-forming-thrombi-studies-with-circulating-blood-and-in-a-platelet-based-model-of-thrombin-generation
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Lluis Pujadas-Mestres, Irene Lopez-Vilchez, Eduardo Arellano-Rodrigo, Joan Carles Reverter, Antonio Lopez-Farre, Maribel Diaz-Ricart, Juan Jose Badimon, Gines Escolar
INTRODUCTION: Mechanisms of action of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) suggest a potential therapeutic use in the prevention of thrombotic complications in arterial territories. However, effects of DOACs on platelet activation and aggregation have not been explored in detail. We have investigated the effects of apixaban on platelet and fibrin components of thrombus formation under static and flow conditions. METHODS: We assessed the effects of apixaban (10, 40 and 160 ng/mL) on: 1) platelet deposition and fibrin formation onto a thrombogenic surface, with blood circulating at arterial shear-rates; 2) viscoelastic properties of forming clots, and 3) thrombin generation in a cell-model of coagulation primed by platelets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190712/effect-of-antiplatelet-therapy-on-aneurysmal-sac-expansion-associated-with-type-ii-endoleaks-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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Francisco Álvarez Marcos, José Manuel Llaneza Coto, Francisco José Franco Meijide, Ahmad Amer Zanabili Al-Sibbai, Jorge Vilariño Rico, Manuel Alonso Pérez, Santiago Caeiro Quinteiro
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) has gained widespread use through a solid reputation of safety and effectiveness. However, some issues, such as endoleaks and sac growth over time, still arise as important concerns. Antiplatelet therapy, mandatory as secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, may play a role in both phenomena by interfering with blood clotting properties and the inflammatory process associated with AAA. We analyzed whether different antiplatelet therapies were independent risk factors for type II endoleak (T2E) persistence and midterm sac growth after EVAR...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186112/localization-of-short-chain-polyphosphate-enhances-its-ability-to-clot-flowing-blood-plasma
#18
Ju Hun Yeon, Nima Mazinani, Travis S Schlappi, Karen Y T Chan, James R Baylis, Stephanie A Smith, Alexander J Donovan, Damien Kudela, Galen D Stucky, Ying Liu, James H Morrissey, Christian J Kastrup
Short-chain polyphosphate (polyP) is released from platelets upon platelet activation, but it is not clear if it contributes to thrombosis. PolyP has increased propensity to clot blood with increased polymer length and when localized onto particles, but it is unknown whether spatial localization of short-chain polyP can accelerate clotting of flowing blood. Here, numerical simulations predicted the effect of localization of polyP on clotting under flow, and this was tested in vitro using microfluidics. Synthetic polyP was more effective at triggering clotting of flowing blood plasma when localized on a surface than when solubilized in solution or when localized as nanoparticles, accelerating clotting at 10-200 fold lower concentrations, particularly at low to sub-physiological shear rates typical of where thrombosis occurs in large veins or valves...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184956/-hemorrhagic-shock-general-principles
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T I Eiben, V Fuhrmann, B Saugel, S Kluge
Bleeding associated with hemorrhagic shock is often seen in emergency medical services or in the intensive care unit. Identifying the origin of the bleeding and additional disorders helps to determine the degree of the hemorrhagic shock. In order to be effective, the initial therapy until blood products are available needs to be differentiated to be effective in terms of hemodynamic stabilization and coagulation. Crystalloidal and colloidal solutions should be used carefully since those solutions bear a risk within themselves...
February 9, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178148/monitoring-the-hemostasis-with-rotation-thromboelastometry-in-patients-with-acute-stemi-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-first-experiences
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Matej Samoš, Lucia Stančiaková, Lukáš Duraj, František Kovář, Marián Fedor, Radoslava Šimonová, Tomáš Bolek, Peter Galajda, Ján Staško, Peter Kubisz, Marián Mokáň
Rotation thromboelastometry (ROTEM) is a viscoelastometric point-of-care-test for the complex evaluation of changes in hemostasis, performed in whole blood. However, no prospective study evaluating the efficacy of the antiplatelet therapy using ROTEM was performed.Fifty-six patients (34 men, 22 women, mean age 67.75 years, and age range 34-88 years) with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), treated with dual antiplatelet therapy, undergoing urgent coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of culprit coronary lesion were included...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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