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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749565/melatonin-suppresses-platelet-activation-and-function-against-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-ppar%C3%AE-fundc1-mitophagy-pathways
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Hao Zhou, Dandan Li, Pingjun Zhu, Shunying Hu, Nan Hu, Sai Ma, Ying Zhang, Tianwen Han, Jun Ren, Feng Cao, Yundai Chen
Platelet activation is a major (patho-) physiological mechanism that underlies ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, we explored the molecular signals for platelet hyperactivity and investigated the beneficial effects of melatonin on platelet reactivity in response to I/R injury. After reperfusion, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) was progressively downregulated in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and in mice with I/R injury model...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749244/radiation-protection-and-mitigation-potential-of-phenylbutyrate-delivered-via-oral-administration
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Alexandra C Miller, Rafael Rivas, Robert McMahon, Karvelisse Miller, Leonard Tesoro, Vilmar Villa, Daminik Yanushkevich, Paul Lison
PURPOSE: Phenylbutyrate (PB), a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) has demonstrated radiation protection in both in vitro and in vivo models. Studies previously demonstrated that PB and other HDAC inhibitors could inhibit radiation lethality in vivo by subcutaneous (s.c) injection. The objective of this study was to test the ability of oral PB treatment to protect against or to mitigate acute gamma radiation-induced lethality in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human osteoblasts cells were used to evaluate radiation survival when PB was delivered pre- or post-radiation...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749191/disease-related-autoantibody-profile-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Christos Liaskos, Emmanouela Marou, Theodora Simopoulou, Maria Barmakoudi, Georgios Efthymiou, Thomas Scheper, Wolfgang Meyer, Dimitrios P Bogdanos, Lazaros I Sakkas
BACKGROUND: Autoantibodies (autoAbs) help in diagnosis and predicting clinical phenotypes in systemic sclerosis (SSc). AIM OF THE STUDY: To determine the clinical utility of 13 SSc-related autoAbs in SSc patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 131 consecutive patients with SSc (111 female, mean age 58.1 ± 14 years; 49 with diffused cutaneous SSc [dcSSc] and 82 with limited cutaneous SSc [lcSSc]) were analysed by a multiplex line immunoassay (Euroimmun) for autoantibodies (autoAbs) against 13 SSc-related antigens...
July 27, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749104/platelet-distribution-width-and-serum-albumin-levels-for-discrimination-of-thyroid-cancer-from-benign-thyroid-nodules
#4
Na Li, Shuang Fu, Ming-Ming Cui, Ye Niu, Baoxin Li, Zhi-Ping Liu, Tiemin Liu, Rui-Tao Wang
Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer type among women and the second among men. Early detection greatly improves the prognosis. For this purpose, the platelet distribution width (PDW), an early indicator of platelet activation, might be useful. The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of PDW and serum albumin levels individually or in combination to distinguish between thyroid cancer and benign thyroid nodules. A total of 265 patients with thyroid cancer and 243 with benign thyroid nodules were included in a development set...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749103/decreased-mean-platelet-volume-is-associated-with-cervical-cancer-development
#5
Wen-Jie Shen, Shuang Fu, Na Li, Lu-Lu Li, Zhi-Gang Cao, Chuanfu Li, Tiemin Liu, Rui-Tao Wang
Background: Cervical cancer is the most common gynecological malignant disorder worldwide. Activated platelets play a key role in cancer development and progression. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an early indicator of platelet activation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate MPV levels in patients with cervical cancer. Materials and methods: A total of 181 patients with cervical cancer and 181 controls between January 2015 and June 2015 were included in the study. Patient characteristics and hematologic test data at initial diagnosis were collected and odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for risk of cervical cancer were calculated using multivariate logistic regression analyses across MPV quartiles...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749085/a-pilot-study-evaluating-the-prognostic-utility-of-platelet-indices-in-dogs-with-septic-peritonitis
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Efa A Llewellyn, Jeffrey M Todd, Leslie C Sharkey, Aaron Rendahl
OBJECTIVE: To characterize platelet indices at time of diagnosis of septic peritonitis in dogs and to assess the relationship between platelet parameter data and survival to discharge in dogs treated surgically. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational, descriptive pilot study from 2009 to 2014. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Forty-eight dogs diagnosed with septic peritonitis were included in this study...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748882/superiority-of-peginterferon-%C3%AE-2a-and-ribavirin-combination-over-peginterferon-%C3%AE-2a-monotherapy-in-the-management-of-hemodialysis-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Saeed M G Al-Ghamdi, Nasser Alaulaqi, Abdullah A Al-Amoudi, Amenah Alghamdi, Abbas Zagnoon, Bakr Ben Sadiq
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a common infection affecting 15% of hemodialysis population in Saudi Arabia resulting in delay in transplantation and long-term complications. The use of peginterferon resulted in sustained virologic response (SVR) in 40%-85% of patients, especially if combined with ribavirin. The treatment is hampered by the high dropout due to anemia and requirement of blood transfusion resulting from this therapy. Some studies have shown that the addition of increasing dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) and reduced dose of ribavirin results in reduced dropout rate with high SVR...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748715/rate-of-bleeding-related-episodes-in-elderly-patients-with-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shuling Li, Julia T Molony, Karynsa Cetin, Jeffrey S Wasser, Ivy Altomare
OBJECTIVE: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is characterized by low platelet counts and a tendency toward increased bleeding and bruising. We aimed to describe bleeding frequency and use of rescue ITP therapy to treat or prevent bleeding in elderly ITP patients in a real-world setting. METHODS: Using Medicare 20% sample data, 2007-2012, we identified elderly (ages ≥67 years) Medicare fee-for-service enrollees diagnosed with primary ITP January 1, 2009-September 30, 2012...
July 27, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748566/application-of-whole-exome-sequencing-to-direct-the-specific-functional-testing-and-diagnosis-of-rare-inherited-bleeding-disorders-in-patients-from-the-%C3%A3-resund-region-scandinavia
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Eva Leinøe, Eva Zetterberg, Savvas Kinalis, Olga Østrup, Peter Kampmann, Eva Norström, Nadine Andersson, Jenny Klintman, Klaus Qvortrup, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Maria Rossing
Rare inherited bleeding disorders (IBD) are a common cause of bleeding tendency. To ensure a correct diagnosis, specialized laboratory analyses are necessary. This study reports the results of an upfront diagnostic strategy using targeted whole exome sequencing. In total, 156 patients with a significant bleeding assessment tool score participated in the study, of which a third had thrombocytopenia. Eighty-seven genes specifically associated with genetic predisposition to bleeding were analysed by whole exome sequencing...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748286/normalized-levels-of-red-blood-cells-expressing-phosphatidylserine-their-microparticles-and-activated-platelets-in-young-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-following-bone-marrow-transplantation
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Phatchanat Klaihmon, Sinmanus Vimonpatranon, Egarit Noulsri, Surapong Lertthammakiat, Usanarat Anurathapan, Nongnuch Sirachainan, Suradej Hongeng, Kovit Pattanapanyasat
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) serves as the only curative treatment for patients with β-thalassemia major; however, hemostatic changes have been observed in these BMT patients. Aggregability of thalassemic red blood cells (RBCs) and increased red blood cell-derived microparticles (RMPs) expressing phosphatidylserine (PS) are thought to participate in thromboembolic events by initially triggering platelet activation. To our knowledge, there has been no report providing quantitation of these circulating PS-expressing RBCs and RMPs in young β-thalassemia patients after BMT...
July 26, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747975/blood-flow-improving-activity-of-methyl-jasmonate-treated-adventitious-roots-of-mountain-ginseng
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Young-Hwan Ban, Yeseul Cha, Jieun Choi, Eun Suk An, Ji Young Lee, Nu Ry Han, Da Woom Seo, Gooyoung Jung, Da-Hye Jeong, Man Hee Rhee, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Ginsenosides from Panax ginseng are well known for their diverse pharmacological effects including antithrombotic activity. Since adventitious roots of mountain ginseng (ARMG) also contain various ginsenosides, blood flow-improving effects of the dried powder and extract of ARMG were investigated. Rats were orally administered with dried powder (PARMG) or ethanol extract (EARMG) of ARMG (125, 250 or 500 mg/kg) or aspirin (30 mg/kg, a reference control) for 3 weeks. Forty min after the final administration, carotid arterial thrombosis was induced by applying a 70% FeCl3-soaked filter paper outside the arterial wall for 5 min, and the blood flow was monitored with a laser Doppler probe...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747943/the-incidence-of-aspirin-resistance-in-heart-transplantation-recipients
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Tomasz Urbanowicz, Anna Komosa, Michał Michalak, Tatiana Mularek, Veronica Cassadei, Stefan Grajek, Marek Jemielity
INTRODUCTION: Coronary allograft vasculopathy can cause as many deaths as infections or rejection episodes within 3 years following heart transplantation. AIM: To compare the aspirin resistance rate in an allograft heart transplantation population and in a control group by laboratory tests including the Aspirin-Resistant Patients Identification Test (ASPItest). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 24 heart recipients (20 men and 4 women) at a mean age of 48 ±13 years who underwent routine clinical follow-up were consecutively enrolled in group 1...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747771/different-potential-of-extracellular-vesicles-to-support-thrombin-generation-contributions-of-phosphatidylserine-tissue-factor-and-cellular-origin
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Carla Tripisciano, René Weiss, Tanja Eichhorn, Andreas Spittler, Thomas Heuser, Michael Bernhard Fischer, Viktoria Weber
Cells release diverse types of vesicles constitutively or in response to proliferation, injury, inflammation, or stress. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are crucial in intercellular communication, and there is emerging evidence for their roles in inflammation, cancer, and thrombosis. We investigated the thrombogenicity of platelet-derived EVs, which constitute the majority of circulating EVs in human blood, and assessed the contributions of phosphatidylserine and tissue factor exposure on thrombin generation. Addition of platelet EVs to vesicle-free human plasma induced thrombin generation in a dose-dependent manner, which was efficiently inhibited by annexin V, but not by anti-tissue factor antibodies, indicating that it was primarily due to the exposure of phosphatidylserine on platelet EVs...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747721/downregulation-of-interferon-%C3%AE-and-inhibition-of-tlr3-expression-are-associated-with-fatal-outcome-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
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Peixin Song, Nan Zheng, Li Zhang, Yong Liu, Taoyu Chen, Changjun Bao, Zhifeng Li, Wei Yong, Yongyang Zhang, Chao Wu, Zhiwei Wu
Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease with high mortality and increasing prevalence in the East Asia. Though the etiological agent has been identified as a novel Bunyavirus, cellular mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and host immune response to SFTS virus infection remain unknown. A comprehensive study was conducted on a cohort of 70 patients on clinical manifestations, viral loads, modulation of cytokines, serum interferon level, immune related gene expression in peripheral blood cells, and dynamic changes of circulating dendritic cells during the acute phase of SFTSV infection...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747619/comparison-of-commercially-available-blood-collection-tubes-containing-sodium-citrate-and-hirudin-in-platelet-aggregation-testing
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Walter J Janse van Rensburg, Patricia van der Merwe
BACKGROUND Platelet reactivity assessment is an important tool in both the causal determination of bleeding diathesis as well as in the evaluation of the efficacy of anti-platelet therapy in patients at risk of thrombosis. Sodium citrate is the most widely used anticoagulant for hemostasis investigations. However, some doubt exists over the suitability of sodium citrate in platelet function testing. Hirudin has been suggested as a superior replacement. Nevertheless, only 1 study compared citrated and hirudin treated samples with light transmission aggregometry...
July 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747568/decreased-mean-platelet-volume-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-invasive-bladder-cancer
#16
Xin Wang, Ming-Ming Cui, Yangyang Xu, Li Liu, Ye Niu, Tiemin Liu, Zhi-Ping Liu, Rui-Tao Wang, Kai-Jiang Yu
BACKGROUND: Altered mean platelet volume (MPV) is implicated in a wide range of cancers. However, the prognostic role of MPV in muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the predictive significance of MPV in MIBC. METHOD: The retrospective study included 218 consecutive MIBC patients between January 2009 and December 2009. The relationships between MPV and clinicopathological characteristics were analyzed...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747556/markers-of-inflammation-and-influence-of-nitric-oxide-on-platelet-activation-in-the-course-of-ulcerative-colitis
#17
Beata Gawrońska, Joanna Matowicka-Karna, Maciej Kralisz, Halina Kemona
Ulcerative colitis is a non-specific inflammatory bowel disease of unknown etiology. We investigated whether severe form of ulcerative colitis may lead to increased number of platelets, changes in platelet parameters and their activation. To address our objectives, we measured concentrations of nitric oxide and markers of inflammation.We found increased number of low-volume platelets in a group of affected patients. However, their activity was not as high as expected. In addition to that we observed eight times higher concentration of nitric oxide in patients suffering from ulcerative colitis than in healthy individuals...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747177/acute-coronary-syndrome-and-acute-kidney-injury-role-of-inflammation-in-worsening-renal-function
#18
Jorge Ortega-Hernández, Rashidi Springall, Fausto Sánchez-Muñoz, Julio-C Arana-Martinez, Héctor González-Pacheco, Rafael Bojalil
BACKGROUND: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), a common complication of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), is associated with higher mortality and longer hospital stays. The role of cytokines and other mediators is unknown in AKI induced by an ACS (ACS-AKI), leading to several unanswered questions. The worsening of renal function is usually seen as a dichotomous phenomenon instead of a dynamic change, so evaluating changes of the renal function in time may provide valuable information in the ACS-AKI setting...
July 26, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747172/characteristics-of-the-specific-humoral-response-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-after-active-immunotherapy-with-a-vegf-vaccine-at-different-antigen-doses-and-using-two-distinct-adjuvants
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Javier Sánchez Ramírez, Yanelys Morera Díaz, Mónica Bequet-Romero, Francisco Hernández-Bernal, Katty-Hind Selman-Housein Bernal, Ana de la Torre Santos, Eduardo Rafael Santiesteban Álvarez, Yenima Martín Bauta, Cimara H Bermúdez Badell, Josué de la Torre Pupo, Jorge V Gavilondo, Marta Ayala Avila
BACKGROUND: CIGB-247, a VSSP-adjuvanted VEGF-based vaccine, was evaluated in a phase I clinical trial in patients with advanced solid tumors (CENTAURO). Vaccination with the maximum dose of antigen showed an excellent safety profile, exhibited the highest immunogenicity and was the only one showing a reduction on platelet VEGF bioavailability. However, this antigen dose level did not achieve a complete seroconversion rate in vaccinated patients. These clinical results led us to the question whether a "reserve" of untapped immune response potential against VEGF could exist in cancer patients...
July 26, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747069/a-proposal-of-the-modification-of-japanese-society-on-thrombosis-and-hemostasis-jsth-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-dic-diagnostic-criteria-for-sepsis-associated-dic
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Toshiaki Iba, Marcello Di Nisio, Jecko Thachil, Hideo Wada, Hidesaku Asakura, Koichi Sato, Daizoh Saitoh
Sepsis-associated disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) carries a high risk of death. Thus, a simple tool to quickly establish DIC diagnosis is required. The purpose of this study was to introduce the simple and reliable tool for the prediction of outcome in patients with sepsis complicated by coagulopathy. We investigated the performance of simplified Japanese Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (JSTH) DIC diagnostic criteria. In this study, we conducted a retrospective, multicenter survey in 107 general emergency and critical care centers in secondary and tertiary care hospitals...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
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