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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639463/adverse-drug-reactions-and-cutaneous-manifestations-associated-with-anticoagulation
#1
Trang T Vu, Melinda Gooderham
Anticoagulants are amongst the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide. Although rare, localised and systemic drug reactions have been reported with anticoagulants that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Some of the first signs of drug reactions to anticoagulants are cutaneous changes that, when recognised early, can prevent significant complications. Dermatologists should be aware of these changes to make an early and accurate diagnosis. This is particularly important in instances of skin-induced necrosis caused by systemic toxicity to anticoagulants...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635328/dietary-implications-for-patients-receiving-long-term-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-for-treatment-and-prevention-of-thromboembolic-disease
#2
Emmanouela Kampouraki, Farhad Kamali
The effectiveness of oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin (a vitamin K antagonist) in the treatment of thromboembolic disease, including stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation is well recognised. However, warfarin has a narrow therapeutic window and an unpredictable anticoagulation response, which make it difficult to achieve and maintain optimal anticoagulation. Various dietary factors, including sudden changes in eating patterns, can significantly alter anticoagulation control, thereby potentially exposing patients to the risk of bleeding or thromboembolic complications...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604566/novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-peri-endoscopic-period
#3
Michael Genualdi, William H Frishman
Millions of patients in the United States are currently prescribed some form of anticoagulation therapy. Recently, novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), including direct thrombin inhibitors and direct factor Xa inhibitors, have begun to replace warfarin as the drugs of choice for anticoagulation. As the use of these medications becomes more widespread, it is increasingly important for gastroenterologists to understand the risks associated with performing endoscopic procedures on patients who are taking NOACs. In this review, we provide an overview of the NOACs, as well as current guidelines from international societies regarding the management of patients scheduled to undergo endoscopic procedures who are prescribed these medications...
April 6, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600720/comparisons-of-argatroban-to-lepirudin-and-bivalirudin-in-the-treatment-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Zhengwu Sun, Xiaoyan Lan, Shen Li, Hongling Zhao, Zeyao Tang, Yalin Xi
To prevent thromboembolic events associated with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), patients usually are treated with argatroban, lepirudin, and bivalirudin. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies to comparing the treatment of HIT with the following direct thrombin inhibitor: argatroban versus lepirudin and argatroban versus bivalirudin. We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library database for relevant studies. The clinical outcomes were thromboembolic complication and bleeding...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598864/advances-in-vascular-thiol-isomerase-function
#5
Robert Flaumenhaft
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review will provide an overview of several recent advances in the field of vascular thiol isomerase function. RECENT FINDINGS: The initial observation that protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) functions in thrombus formation occurred approximately a decade ago. At the time, there was little understanding regarding how PDI or other vascular thiol isomerases contribute to thrombosis. Although this problem is far from solved, the past few years have seen substantial progress in several areas that will be reviewed in this article...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585903/dabigatran-following-acute-transient-ischemic-attack-and-minor-stroke-ii-datas-ii
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Kuan H Ng, Mukul Sharma, Oscar Benavente, Laura Gioia, Thalia S Field, Michael D Hill, Shelagh B Coutts, Kenneth Butcher
Rationale Patients with transient ischemic attack or minor stroke are at high risk of early recurrent cerebrovascular events. Anticoagulation with heparin or warfarin acutely after ischemic stroke is at least as efficacious as aspirin for preventing recurrent events but is associated with an increased risk of clinical worsening due to hemorrhagic transformation. Aim and hypothesis We aim to demonstrate the safety of early anticoagulation with dabigatran, an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, in acute cerebrovascular syndrome patients...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585189/modulatory-role-of-nurr1-activation-and-thrombin-inhibition-in-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-dabigatran-etexilate-in-rotenone-induced-parkinson-s-disease-in-rats
#7
Esraa A Kandil, Rabab H Sayed, Lamiaa A Ahmed, Mai A Abd El Fattah, Bahia M El-Sayeh
Recently, it has been shown that both decreased nuclear receptor-related 1 (Nurr1) expression and thrombin accumulation are involved in the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). The new anticoagulant dabigatran etexilate (DE) is a direct thrombin inhibitor that owns benzimidazole group, which has been proposed to activate Nurr1. In the present study, we examined the neuroprotective effects of DE in rotenone model of PD. Rotenone was injected subcutaneously at a dose of 1.5 mg/kg every other day for 21 days...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581998/controversies-in-the-management-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-thrombin-inhibition
#8
REVIEW
Neeraj Shah, David Cox
Anticoagulation is essential in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) to prevent further thrombosis and to maintain patency of the infarct-related artery after reperfusion. The various anticoagulant medications available for use in patients with STEMI include unfractionated heparin (UFH), low-molecular-weight heparin, fondaparinux, and bivalirudin, a direct thrombin inhibitor. The authors review the current anticoagulation strategies for patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), fibrinolysis, or no reperfusion...
October 2016: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581331/exploring-indications-for-the-use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-the-associated-risks-of-major-bleeding
#9
Truman J Milling, Jennifer Frontera
Thrombosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Arterial and venous thromboses are implicated in the pathogenesis of major disorders, including myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and venous thromboembolism. Over the past decade, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) (eg, direct thrombin inhibitor and factor Xa [FXa] inhibitors) have been adopted as alternatives to warfarin due to their clinical advantages and efficacy for the treatment of thrombosis. As with all anticoagulants, treatment with DOACs is associated with a risk of major bleeding, including life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeds and intracranial hemorrhages (ICHs)...
April 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580515/dabigatran-reduces-thrombin-induced-platelet-aggregation-and-activation-in-a-dose-dependent-manner
#10
Pernille Just Vinholt, Christian Nielsen, Anna Cecilia Söderström, Axel Brandes, Mads Nybo
Dabigatran is an oral anticoagulant and a reversible inhibitor of thrombin. Further, dabigatran might affect platelet function through a direct effect on platelet thrombin receptors. The aim was to investigate the effect of dabigatran on platelet activation and platelet aggregation. Healthy donor blood was incubated with dabigatran 0, 50, 500 ng/mL, corresponding to the therapeutic range of dabigatran peak plasma concentrations, and 10,000 ng/mL comprising a supra-therapeutic dabigatran plasma level. Platelet aggregation was tested with 96-well aggregometry...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565918/role-for-thrombin-receptor-antagonism-with-vorapaxar-in-secondary-prevention-of-atherothrombotic-events-from-bench-to-bedside
#11
Jae Youn Moon, Francesco Franchi, Fabiana Rollini, Dominick J Angiolillo
In spite of treatment with the current standard of care antiplatelet regimens including dual antiplatelet therapy, recurrence rates of ischemic events remain elevated for high-risk patients with atherosclerotic disease. This may be in part attributed to the fact that other key platelet activation pathways remain uninhibited and can thus continue to trigger platelet activation and lead to thrombotic complications. Thrombin is a powerful inducer of platelet activation and mediates its effects directly on platelets through protease activator receptors (PARs), particularly the PAR-1 subtype, making PAR-1 inhibition an attractive approach for reducing atherothrombotic events...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549534/dabigatran-reversal-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-liver-disease%C3%A2-and-acute-kidney-injury
#12
James E Novak, Khalid Alamiri, Jerry Yee
Dabigatran, a direct thrombin inhibitor and one of the new class of direct oral anticoagulants, is increasingly used in preference to warfarin because of its efficacy and ease of administration. However, because the drug is cleared by the kidneys, it can accumulate in plasma and increase the risk for bleeding in patients with decreased kidney function. We report a patient with end-stage liver disease who developed life-threatening hemorrhage and acute kidney injury while taking dabigatran, 150mg, twice daily...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549218/exosite-2-directed-ligands-attenuate-protein-c-activation-by-the-thrombin-thrombomodulin-complex
#13
Kai Chen, Alan R Stafford, Chengliang Wu, Calvin H Yeh, Paul Y Kim, James C Fredenburgh, Jeffrey I Weitz
Thrombin activity, inhibition, and localization are regulated by two exosites that flank the active site. Substrates, cofactors, and inhibitors bind to exosite 1 to promote active site access, whereas exosite 2 interactions hold thrombin on cells, platelets, and proteins. The exosites also serve allosteric roles, whereby ligand binding alters thrombin activity. Previously, we showed that ligands that bind exosite 2 attenuate the exosite 1-mediated interaction of thrombin with fibrin, demonstrating allosteric connection between the exosites...
June 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525532/the-effects-of-indirect-and-direct-acting-anticoagulants-on-lupus-anticoagulant-assays-a-large-retrospective-study-at-a-coagulation-reference-laboratory
#14
Jansen N Seheult, Michael P Meyer, Franklin A Bontempo, Irina Chibisov
Objectives: To investigate the effects of indirect- and direct-acting anticoagulants on the interpretation of lupus anticoagulant (LAC) assays. Methods: A retrospective database review was performed to identify all LAC panels from November 2012 to November 2015. The positivity rates for three LAC tests were compared among various anticoagulant medications. Results: This analysis included 7,721 LAC panels. Direct oral anticoagulants, warfarin, and unfractionated heparin (UFH) were associated with higher LAC positivity rates compared with patients not receiving documented anticoagulation (83% for argatroban, 58% for dabigatran, 72% for rivaroxaban, 53% for apixaban, 56% for warfarin, and 36% for UFH vs 29% for no anticoagulation, P < ...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509761/dabigatran-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-from-clinical-trials-to-real-life-experience
#15
Nicola Mumoli, Daniela Mastroiacovo, Eleonora Tamborini-Permunian, Josè Vitale, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Marco Cei, Francesco Dentali
: Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in over-midlife patients. In addition to systolic heart failure, cerebral thromboembolism represents the most dramatic complication of this rhythm disorder, contributing to morbidity and mortality. Traditionally, anticoagulation has been considered the main strategy in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation patients and vitamin K-dependent antagonists have been widely used in clinical practice. Recently, the development of direct oral anticoagulants has certainly improved the management of this disease, providing, for the first time, the opportunity to go beyond vitamin K-dependent antagonists limits...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509344/cgmp-signalling-inhibits-platelet-shape-change-through-regulation-of-the-rhoa-rho-kinase-mlc-phosphatase-signalling-pathway
#16
Ahmed Aburima, Kochar Walladbegi, Jonathan D Wake, Khalid M Naseem
BACKGROUND: Platelet shape change, spreading and thrombus stability requires activation of the actin cytoskeleton contractile machinery. The mechanisms controlling actin assembly to prevent unwanted platelet activation are unclear. OBJECTIVES: We examined the effects of nitric oxide on the signalling pathways regulating platelet actin-myosin activation. RESULTS: S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) inhibited thrombin-induced platelet shape change and myosin phosphorylation of myosin light chain (MLC)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507269/randomized-multicenter-trial-of-artss-2-argatroban-with-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-acute-stroke
#17
Andrew D Barreto, Gary A Ford, Loren Shen, Claudia Pedroza, Jon Tyson, Chunyan Cai, Mohammad H Rahbar, James C Grotta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We conducted a randomized exploratory study to assess safety and the probability of a favorable outcome with adjunctive argatroban, a direct thrombin-inhibitor, administered to recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (r-tPA)-treated ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: Patients treated with standard-dose r-tPA, not receiving endovascular therapy, were randomized to receive no argatroban or argatroban (100 μg/kg bolus) followed by infusion of either 1 (low dose) or 3 μg/kg per minute (high dose) for 48 hours...
June 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505011/in-vitro-assessment-of-the-effect-of-dabigatran-on-thrombosis-of-adult-and-neonatal-plasma-comparisons-using-thromboelastography-and-microscopic-visualization-of-fibrin-clot-structure
#18
Fadi F Nossair, Howard H W Chan, Jorell Gantioqui, Helen M Atkinson, Leslie R Berry, Anthony K C Chan
: Thromboelastography (TEG) is a global assay used for evaluating features of clot formation in vitro. Dabigatran is a reversible direct inhibitor of thrombin that has not been studied in neonates using a sophisticated global assay, such as TEG. Neonatal hemostasis differs from adult hemostasis in both quantitative and qualitative characteristics. Our aim was to compare the TEG clotting profile of neonatal and adult platelet-poor plasma when exposed to different concentrations of dabigatran. We used commercially collected adult pooled plasma and neonatal cord blood collected from placentas of healthy full term newborns...
May 12, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503126/in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-measurement-of-prophylactic-dabigatran-concentrations-with-a-new-ecarin-based-thromboelastometry-test
#19
Mareike Kristina Körber, Elisabeth Langer, Martin Köhr, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Wolfgang Korte, Christian von Heymann
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of oral anticoagulants has been approved, including dabigatran etexilate (DE). DE is a direct thrombin inhibitor that requires no routine monitoring, but, if necessary (e.g. urgent surgery etc.), the diluted thrombin time measured with Hemoclot® has shown reliable results. So far, no point-of-care (PoC) assay is available to measure DE effects. The EcaTEM assay uses ecarin to initiate the coagulation cascade at the step of thrombin generation and measures the clotting time (CT) by thromboelastometry...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500254/increased-thromboembolic-events-with-dabigatran-compared-with-vitamin-k-antagonism-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
#20
Martin Andreas, Roxana Moayedifar, Georg Wieselthaler, Michael Wolzt, Julia Riebandt, Thomas Haberl, Philipp Angleitner, Thomas Schlöglhofer, Dominik Wiedemann, Heinrich Schima, Guenther Laufer, Daniel Zimpfer
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist device-supported patients are usually anticoagulated with a combination of aspirin and vitamin K antagonists. Long-term vitamin K antagonist therapy can be complicated by unstable international normalized ratio values and patient-related compliance problems. Therefore, direct thrombin inhibitors may represent an alternative to vitamin K antagonists. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty HeartWare ventricular assist device patients with stable renal function were planned for this prospective, randomized, open-label, single-center study...
May 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
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