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Heparin, monitoring

Tatsuya Seki, Yasushige Shingu, Hiroshi Sugiki, Satoru Wakasa, Hiroki Katoh, Tomonori Ooka, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Suguru Kubota, Yoshiro Matsui
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a complex autoimmune disease often related to systemic lupus erythematosus. Although adequate anticoagulation is important for APS patients during cardiopulmonary bypass, clotting tests can be potentially misleading due to antiphospholipid antibodies. We performed cardiac surgery safely in two APS patients under anticoagulation monitoring determined using preoperative heparin titration. We performed heparin titration for activated clotting time to determine the appropriate heparin concentration during cardiac surgery...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Anne-Céline Martin, Sarah Lessire, Isabelle Leblanc, Anne-Sophie Dincq, Ivan Philip, Isabelle Gouin-Thibault, Anne Godier
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend to perform atrial fibrillation (AF) catheter ablation without interruption of direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) and to administer unfractionated heparin (UFH) for an activated clotting time (ACT) ≥300 seconds, by analogy with vitamin K antagonist (VKA). Nevertheless, pharmacological differences between DOAC and VKA, especially regarding ACT sensitivity and UFH response, prevent extrapolation from VKA to DOAC. HYPOTHESIS: The level of anticoagulation at the time of the procedure in uninterrupted DOAC-treated patients is unpredictable, and would complicate intra-procedural UFH administration and monitoring...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Matthias Vienne, Emmanuel Haas, Thibaut Wipf, Lelia Grunebaum, François Levy, Laurent Sattler, Tam Hoang Minh, François Severac, Charles Tacquard, Olivier Collange, Paul-Michel Mertes, Annick Steib
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is usually adapted to total body weight (TBW). This may be inaccurate in obese patients and lead to heparin overdose with a risk of bleeding. OBJECTIVES: To validate the efficacy and safety of an adjusted calculation model of heparin dosing based on ideal body weight (IBW) rather than TBW in obese CPB patients, with an expected target mean plasma heparin concentration of 4.5 IU ml after onset of CPB in the experimental group...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Davide Imberti, Cecilia Becattini, Enrico Bernardi, Giuseppe Camporese, Claudio Cuccia, Francesco Dentali, Damiano Paretti
Despite the availability of updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), the management of this disorder in clinical practice is often not standardized, given the different degree of compliance with official recommendations by the various involved specialists. The aim of this consensus paper, as a result of a board of experts in thromboembolism, is to define strategies to improve the quality of patients' care and the efficiency of healthcare resources utilization, by means of: (a) analysis of the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of VTE; (b) analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms currently used in clinical practice by different specialists; (c) agreement on a common algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of VTE in different clinical settings; (d) definition of the possible role of the new oral anticoagulant agents (NOAC), such as rivaroxaban, based on their potential benefits for both acute and chronic therapy...
March 8, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Machiko Kusuda, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Yukiko Misaki, Kazuki Yoshimura, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Masaharu Tamaki, Yu Akahoshi, Tomotaka Ugai, Kazuaki Kameda, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Shinichi Kako, Aki Tanihara, Yoshinobu Kanda
The actual heparin concentration of harvested allogeneic bone marrow varies among harvest centers. We monitor the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) of the patient during bone marrow infusion and administer prophylactic protamine according to the APTT. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of consecutive patients who underwent bone marrow transplantation without bone marrow processing at our center between April 2007 and March 2016 (n=94). APTT was monitored during marrow transfusion in 52 patients...
March 5, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Uttam Garg, Ada Munar, Clinton Frazee
Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is an immunosuppressant that is used in renal, liver, and heart transplantation. Due to its narrow therapeutic range, monitoring of MPA levels is essential to avoid toxicity and organ rejection. Although immunoassays are available for the determination of MPA, due to their higher specificity, mass spectrometry methods are preferred. In this unit, we describe a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) method utilizing positive ionization electrospray and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) for the quantification of levels of MPA and its conjugate MPA glucuronide (MPAG)...
February 21, 2018: Current Protocols in Toxicology
Kazuhiro Shimizu, Takuo Iiduka, Shuji Sato, Hajime Kiyokawa, Takahiro Nakagami, Hiroshi Mikamo, Masayo Kawazoe, Mao Takahashi, Mahito Noro
Background: For the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE), providing anticoagulant therapy within the therapeutic range has been a major challenge, as conventional therapy with unfractionated heparin (UFH) and vitamin K antagonist (VKA) requires frequent laboratory monitoring and dose adjustment. Recently, fondaparinux and edoxaban are being used as beneficial alternatives to UFH and VKA. Methods: We evaluated the clinical course of symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients who received the 3-month anticoagulation therapy with fondaparinux/edoxaban (Group A; n=40) in comparison with the findings from our previous experience of patients who received the fondaparinux/VKA combination (Group B; n=33)...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Joanna Y Huang, Paul Monagle, M Patricia Massicotte, Christina J VanderPluym
INTRODUCTION: Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) are increasingly utilised in children with end-stage heart failure, and experience high bleeding and clotting rates. In particular, pediatric VAD patients are more challenging than adults to anticoagulate due to developmental hemostasis, lack of suitable drug preparations, and difficult anticoagulation monitoring often due to poor vascular access; in addition to difficulties of VAD design in smaller children. This review aims to summarize the current evidence related to antithrombotic therapy in pediatric VAD patients...
February 28, 2018: Thrombosis Research
Hua Li, Daewoo Han, Giovanni M Pauletti, Andrew J Steckl
Increasing numbers of animals are diagnosed with thromboembolism, requiring anticoagulation treatment to prevent thrombotic events. Frequent and periodic coagulation monitoring is critical to ensure treatment effectiveness and patient safety by limiting blood coagulation ability within the desired therapeutic range. Point-of-care diagnostics is an ideal candidate for frequent coagulation monitoring due to rapid test results and no need for laboratory setting. This article reports the first utilization of no-reaction lateral flow assay (nrLFA) device for simple and low-cost animal blood coagulation monitoring in resource-limited setting...
January 2018: Biomicrofluidics
Martin Beiderlinden, Patrick Werner, Astrid Bahlmann, Johann Kemper, Tobias Brezina, Maximilian Schäfer, Klaus Görlinger, Holger Seidel, Peter Kienbaum, Tanja A Treschan
BACKGROUND: Argatroban or lepirudin anticoagulation therapy in patients with heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) or HIT suspect is typically monitored using the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). Although aPTT correlates well with plasma levels of argatroban and lepirudin in healthy volunteers, it might not be the method of choice in critically ill patients. However, in-vivo data is lacking for this patient population. Therefore, we studied in vivo whether ROTEM or global clotting times would provide an alternative for monitoring the anticoagulant intensity effects in critically ill patients...
February 9, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Palash Jana, Mithun Radhakrishna, Saumyakanti Khatua, Sriram Kanvah
A simple fluorophore bearing a diethylaminocoumarin donor and a pyridinium acceptor was synthesized and utilized for the ultra-sensitive detection of heparin. The synthesized dicationic push-pull coumarin derivative emits strongly in the red-region (665 nm) and detects nanomolar concentrations (14.8 nM to 148 nM) of heparin in HEPES buffer and FBS serum solutions. The dication exhibits excellent fluorescence selectivity and sensitivity towards heparin over its analogues such as chondroitin 4-sulfate (CS), hyaluronic acid (HA) and dextran...
February 9, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Farzaneh Ashrafi, Najmeh Rezaie, Sarah Mousavi
Objective: Dabigatran etexilate is a novel oral anticoagulant with several advantages over warfarin such as no need for routine monitoring and fewer drug interactions. This drug was added to our hospital's formulary in 2012. The objective of this study was to assess the rational drug use of dabigatran at a large teaching hospital. Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was performed from November to June 2015 at Alzahra teaching hospital, Isfahan, Iran. All patients who received at least one dose of dabigatran were eligible for inclusion...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
Weifeng Zhao, Qiang Liu, Xiang Zhang, Baihai Su, Changsheng Zhao
Heparin-based anticoagulant drugs are widely used for the prevention of blood clotting during extracorporeal circuit (bloodlines or cassette system) and surgical procedures as well as for the treatment of thromboembolic events. However, these anticoagulants are associated with bleeding risks that demand continuous monitoring and neutralization with antidotes. We explore the possibility of utilizing anticoagulants for blood clotting prevention, then removing them before transfusing the blood back to body, thus avoid bleeding risks...
February 2, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Jan Beyer-Westendorf
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a substantial clinical and health-economic burden worldwide and effective anticoagulant treatment is necessary immediately after VTE is suspected to reduce short- and long-term VTE related morbidity and mortality. For decades, low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), fondaparinux and Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) have been the standard of anticoagulant therapy for VTE patients but these treatment options had clinically relevant drawbacks and limitations. The introduction of non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) that specifically inhibit either thrombin or factor Xa have resolved many of these drawbacks because these new compounds exhibit a rapid onset and offset of action, fewer food and drug interactions and a predictable anticoagulant effect...
January 26, 2018: Thrombosis Research
Saidaiah Ikkurthi, Srinivas Balachander, Bela Goyal, Altaf Ahmad Mir, Subho Chakrabarti, Arnab Pal
PURPOSE: Lithium (Li) is a well-established drug for the treatment of bipolar affective disorders. Li as a drug is known to possess a narrow therapeutic index. Thus, regular monitoring of blood Li in patients receiving Li therapy is essential. Plain tubes with clot activator are known to interfere with Li estimation. The current study was planned to compare Li estimation in sera from vacutainers with clot activator, and plasma from sodium heparinized vacutainers with that of Li estimation in sera from glass vials...
January 2018: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
Helene M Sterbling, Amy K Rosen, Krista J Hachey, Niru S Vellanki, Philip D Hewes, Sowmya R Rao, Emma Pinjic, Hiran C Fernando, Virginia R Litle
BACKGROUND: Extended postoperative chemoprophylaxis is effective in reducing venous thromboembolism (VTE) among general surgical patients. We hypothesized that implementation of the Caprini risk assessment model (RAM) would reduce VTE rates among patients undergoing lung and esophageal cancer surgery. METHODS: The Caprini RAM, consisting of patient risk stratification and extended postoperative chemoprophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin, was implemented on the thoracic surgery service at Boston Medical Center in July 2014...
January 31, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Shihoko Okabayashi, Satoru Ogawa, Kenichi A Tanaka, Takashi Nishiyama, Shusuke Takeshita, Yoshinobu Nakayama, Yasufumi Nakajima, Teiji Sawa, Toshiki Mizobe
OBJECTIVE: Point-of-care (POC) devices allow for prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) testing in whole blood (WB) and timely administration of plasma or prothrombin complex concentrate during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. This study evaluated the sensitivities of a new POC PT test, a dry-hematology method with heparin neutralization technology (DRIHEMATO PT-S [DRI PT-S]; A&T Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan), and compared it with other POC tests currently available. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Andrew M Penn, Maximilian B Bibok, Viera K Saly, Shelagh B Coutts, Mary L Lesperance, Robert F Balshaw, Kristine Votova, Nicole S Croteau, Anurag Trivedi, Angela M Jackson, Janka Hegedus, Evgenia Klourfeld, Amy Y X Yu, Charlotte Zerna, Christoph H Borchers
OBJECTIVE: To derive a plasma biomarker protein panel from a list of 141 candidate proteins which can differentiate transient ischaemic attack (TIA)/minor stroke from non-cerebrovascular ('mimic') conditions in emergency department (ED) settings. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study (#NCT03050099) with up to three timed blood draws no more than 36 hours following symptom onset. Plasma samples analysed by multiple reaction monitoring-mass spectrometry (MRM-MS). PARTICIPANTS: 545 participants suspected of TIA enrolled in the EDs of two urban medical centres...
February 1, 2018: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
I Lajdova, A Oksa, M Horvathova, V Spustova
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known as a state of chronic low-grade inflammation, enhancing cardiovascular risk and immunodeficiency. Purinergic signaling has been accepted as a crucial component in the pathogenesis of various diseases, mediating a vast array of biological processes. The P2X7 receptor is one of the important cell surface regulators of several key inflammatory molecules. The aim of the study was to examine the expression of surface P2X7 receptors in subpopulations of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), and to evaluate the promising prognostic markers of inflammation (neutrophil/lymphocyte, Ne/Ly ratio) and cardiovascular risk (monocyte/high density lipoprotein cholesterol, Mo/HDL ratio) in early-stage CKD...
October 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Elsa P Bianchini, Alexandre Sebestyen, Toufik Abache, Yasmine Bourti, Alexandre Fontayne, Vincent Richard, Fabienne Tamion, Jean-Luc Plantier, Fabien Doguet, Delphine Borgel
Heparin anticoagulation followed by protamine reversal is commonly used in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). As an alternative to protamine, a recombinant inactive antithrombin (riAT) was designed as an antidote to heparin and was previously shown to be as potent as protamine in-vitro. In the present study, riAT was assessed for its ability to neutralize heparin after CPB in a rat model. After 60 min of CPB under heparin, rats received 5 mg/kg protamine, 37.5 mg/kg riAT or phosphate buffered saline (PBS) as placebo...
January 24, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
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