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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717253/prostacyclin-reverses-platelet-stress-fibre-formation-causing-platelet-aggregate-instability
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M Z Yusuf, Z Raslan, L Atkinson, A Aburima, S G Thomas, K M Naseem, S D J Calaminus
Prostacyclin (PGI2) modulates platelet activation to regulate haemostasis. Evidence has emerged to suggest that thrombi are dynamic structures with distinct areas of differing platelet activation. It was hypothesised that PGI2 could reverse platelet spreading by actin cytoskeletal modulation, leading to reduced capability of platelet aggregates to withstand a high shear environment. Our data demonstrates that post-flow of PGI2 over activated and spread platelets on fibrinogen, identified a significant reduction in platelet surface area under high shear...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709033/vegetated-land-cover-near-residence-is-associated-with-reduced-allostatic-load-and-improved-biomarkers-of-neuroendocrine-metabolic-and-immune-functions
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Andrey I Egorov, Shannon M Griffin, Reagan R Converse, Jennifer N Styles, Elizabeth A Sams, Anthony Wilson, Laura E Jackson, Timothy J Wade
BACKGROUND: Greater exposure to urban green spaces has been linked to reduced risks of depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and premature death. Alleviation of chronic stress is a hypothesized pathway to improved health. Previous studies linked chronic stress with a biomarker-based composite measure of physiological dysregulation known as allostatic load. OBJECTIVE: This study's objective was to assess the relationship between vegetated land cover near residences and allostatic load...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697464/laminin-111-enriched-fibrin-hydrogels-for-skeletal-muscle-regeneration
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Madison Marcinczyk, Hady Elmashhady, Muhamed Talovic, Andrew Dunn, Faiz Bugis, Koyal Garg
Laminin (LM)-111 supplementation has improved muscle regeneration in several models of disease and injury. This study investigated a novel hydrogel composed of fibrinogen and LM-111. Increasing LM-111 concentration (50-450 μg/mL) in fibrin hydrogels resulted in highly fibrous scaffolds with progressively thinner interlaced fibers. Rheological testing showed that all hydrogels had viscoelastic behavior and the Young's modulus ranged from 2-6KPa. C2C12 myobalsts showed a significant increase in VEGF production and decrease in IL-6 production on LM-111 enriched fibrin hydrogels as compared to pure fibrin hydrogels on day 4...
July 3, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697023/clot-dynamics-and-mortality-the-ma-r-ratio
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Stephanie A Savage, Ben L Zarzaur, Timothy H Pohlman, Brian L Brewer, Louis J Magnotti, Martin A Croce, Garrett H Lim, Ali C Martin
INTRODUCTION: The coagulopathy of trauma, illustrated by a short R-time, is common and well understood. The physiology behind this may be early thrombin burst with rapid clot formation. Rapid consumption of fibrinogen, however, may result in weak clot and substrate depletion, resulting in low MA. While these characteristics are interesting, utilizing TEG to identify those at risk for subsequent bleeding diathesis, especially in those who do not demonstrate early signs of physiologic derangement, is challenging...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694735/what%C3%A2-s-floating-on-my-plasma
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Janne Cadamuro, Helmut Wiedemann, Thomas K Felder, Cornelia Mrazek, Ulrike Kipman, Oberkofler Hannes, Elisabeth Haschke-Becher
We report on a preanalytical issue we encountered during routine clinical chemistry analyses, potentially leading to deviated analysis results and believe that it might help other laboratories to overcome similar problems. In a heparin-gel tube we measured an implausible glucose value of 0.06 mmol/L. Re-measurement of the same sample resulted in a glucose value of 5.4 mmol/L. After excluding an analytical error, we inspected the sample closer and found a white material as well as fatty droplets floating on the surface of the plasma tube...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692641/poor-efficacy-of-preemptive-amoxicillin-clavulanate-for-preventing-secondary-infection-from-bothrops-snakebites-in-the-brazilian-amazon-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Jacqueline A G Sachett, Iran Mendonça da Silva, Eliane Campos Alves, Sâmella S Oliveira, Vanderson S Sampaio, Fábio Francesconi do Vale, Gustavo Adolfo Sierra Romero, Marcelo Cordeiro Dos Santos, Hedylamar Oliveira Marques, Mônica Colombini, Ana Maria Moura da Silva, Fan Hui Wen, Marcus V G Lacerda, Wuelton M Monteiro, Luiz C L Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Secondary bacterial infections from snakebites contribute to the high complication rates that can lead to permanent function loss and disabilities. Although common in endemic areas, routine empirical prophylactic use of antibiotics aiming to prevent secondary infection lacks a clearly defined policy. The aim of this work was to estimate the efficacy of amoxicillin clavulanate for reducing the secondary infection incidence in patients bitten by Bothrops snakes, and, secondarily, identify risk factors for secondary infections from snakebites in the Western Brazilian Amazon...
July 10, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692411/evaluation-of-the-health-benefits-of-a-multivitamin-multimineral-herbal-essential-oil-infused-supplement-a-pilot-trial
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Xuesheng Han, Dennis L Eggett, Tory L Parker
This study was designed to quantitatively evaluate the health benefits of a multivitamin, multimineral, herbal, essential oil-infused supplement using serum biomarkers. We also qualitatively evaluated the health effects of this supplement using a survey. Sixteen participants were recruited to take the supplement as directed for two months. The levels of the following serum components were measured in the participants: total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoprotein(a), LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio, total/HDL cholesterol ratio, ferritin, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, insulin, testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin, free androgen index, red blood cell magnesium, homocysteine, coenzyme Q10, lipid peroxides, alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, cardiovascular index, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), arachidonic acid (AA), and the AA/EPA ratio...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689645/additive-role-of-a-potentially-reversible-cognitive-frailty-model-and-inflammatory-state-on-the-risk-of-disability-the-italian-longitudinal-study-on-aging
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Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Emanuele Scafato, Madia Lozupone, Davide Seripa, Michele Giannini, Rodolfo Sardone, Caterina Bonfiglio, Daniela I Abbrescia, Lucia Galluzzo, Claudia Gandin, Marzia Baldereschi, Antonio Di Carlo, Domenico Inzitari, Antonio Daniele, Carlo Sabbà, Giancarlo Logroscino, Francesco Panza
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive frailty is a condition recently defined by operationalized criteria describing the simultaneous presence of physical frailty and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Two subtypes for this clinical construct have been proposed: "potentially reversible" cognitive frailty (physical frailty plus MCI) and "reversible" cognitive frailty (physical frailty plus pre-MCI subjective cognitive decline). Here the prevalence of a potentially reversible cognitive frailty model was estimated...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686695/coronary-artery-disease-associated-genetic-variants-and-biomarkers-of-inflammation
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Morten Krogh Christiansen, Sanne Bøjet Larsen, Mette Nyegaard, Søs Neergaard-Petersen, Ramzi Ajjan, Morten Würtz, Erik Lerkevang Grove, Anne-Mette Hvas, Henrik Kjærulf Jensen, Steen Dalby Kristensen
INTRODUCTION: Genetic constitution and inflammation both contribute to development of coronary artery disease (CAD). Several CAD-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have recently been identified, but their functions are largely unknown. We investigated the associations between CAD-associated SNPs and five CAD-related inflammatory biomarkers. METHODS: We genotyped 45 CAD-associated SNPs in 701 stable CAD patients in whom levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsRCP), interleukin-6, calprotectin, fibrinogen and complement component 3 levels had previously been measured...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683994/the-effects-of-steroids-on-coagulation-dysfunction-induced-by-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-steroids-in-cardiac-surgery-sirs-trial-substudy
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Domenico Paparella, Alessandro Parolari, Crescenzia Rotunno, Jessica Vincent, Veronica Myasoedova, Pietro Guida, Micaela De Palo, Vito Margari, Philip J Devereaux, Andre Lamy, Francesco Alamanni, Salim Yusuf, Richard Whitlock
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery, despite heparin administration, elicits activation of coagulation system resulting in coagulopathy. Anti-inflammatory effects of steroid treatment have been demonstrated, but its effects on coagulation system are unknown. The primary objective of this study is to assess the effects of methylprednisolone on coagulation function by evaluating thrombin generation, fibrinolysis, and platelet activation in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB. The Steroids In caRdiac Surgery study is a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial performed on 7507 patients worldwide who were randomized to receive either intravenous methylprednisolone, 250 mg at anesthetic induction and 250 mg at initiation of CPB (n = 3755), or placebo (n = 3752)...
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674874/a-protocol-for-the-preparation-of-cryoprecipitate-and-cryo-depleted-plasma-for-proteomic-studies
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Rosemary L Sparrow, Richard J Simpson, David W Greening
Cryoprecipitate is a concentrate of high-molecular-weight plasma proteins that precipitate when frozen plasma is slowly thawed at 1-6 °C. The concentrate contains factor VIII (antihemophilic factor), von Willebrand factor (vWF), fibrinogen, factor XIII, fibronectin, and small amounts of other plasma proteins. Clinical grade preparations of cryoprecipitate are mainly used to treat fibrinogen deficiency caused by acute bleeding or functional abnormalities of the fibrinogen protein. In the past, cryoprecipitate was used to treat von Willebrand disease and hemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency), but the availability of more highly purified coagulation factor concentrates or recombinant protein preparations has superseded the use of cryoprecipitate for these coagulopathies...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663144/quantitative-fabrication-performance-optimization-and-comparison-of-peg-and-zwitterionic-polymer-antifouling-coatings
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Cheng-Mei Xing, Fan-Ning Meng, Miao Quan, Kai Ding, Yuan Dang, Yong-Kuan Gong
A versatile fabrication and performance optimization strategy of PEG and zwitterionic polymer coatings is developed on the sensor chip of surface plasma resonance (SPR) instrument. A random copolymer bearing phosphorylcholine zwitterion and active ester side chains (PMEN) and carboxylic PEG coatings with comparable thicknesses were deposited on SPR sensor chips via amidation coupling on the precoated polydopamine (PDA) intermediate layer. The PMEN coating showed much stronger resistance to bovine serum albumin (BSA) adsorption than PEG coating at very thin thickness (∼1nm)...
June 27, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648774/the-carmat-bioprosthetic-total-artificial-heart-is-associated-with-early-hemostatic-recovery-and-no-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-in-calves
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David M Smadja, Sophie Susen, Antoine Rauch, Bernard Cholley, Christian Latrémouille, Daniel Duveau, Luca Zilberstein, Denis Méléard, Marie-Fazia Boughenou, Eric Van Belle, Pascale Gaussem, Antoine Capel, Piet Jansen, Alain Carpentier
OBJECTIVES: To determine hemostasis perturbations, including von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimers, after implantation of a new bioprosthetic and pulsatile total artificial heart (TAH). DESIGN: Preclinical study SETTING: Single-center biosurgical research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Female Charolais calves, 2-to-6 months old, weighing 102-to-122 kg. INTERVENTIONS: Surgical implantation of TAH through a mid-sternotomy approach...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647488/autoreactivity-to-malondialdehyde-modifications-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-linked-to-disease-activity-and-synovial-pathogenesis
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Caroline Grönwall, Khaled Amara, Uta Hardt, Akilan Krishnamurthy, Johanna Steen, Marianne Engström, Meng Sun, A Jimmy Ytterberg, Roman A Zubarev, Dagmar Scheel-Toellner, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Lars Klareskog, Anca I Catrina, Vivianne Malmström, Gregg J Silverman
Oxidation-associated malondialdehyde (MDA) modification of proteins can generate immunogenic neo-epitopes that are recognized by autoantibodies. In health, IgM antibodies to MDA-adducts are part of the natural antibody pool, while elevated levels of IgG anti-MDA antibodies are associated with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Yet, in human autoimmune disease IgG anti-MDA responses have not been well characterized and their potential contribution to disease pathogenesis is not known. Here, we investigate MDA-modifications and anti-MDA-modified protein autoreactivity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644146/association-between-fibrinogen-level-and-the-severity-of-coronary-stenosis-in-418-male-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-younger-than-35-years-old
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Xiong-Yi Gao, Bing-Yang Zhou, Min-Zhou Zhang, Xi Zhao, Ping Qing, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Na-Qiong Wu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Xiao-Lin Li, Yao Wang, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Li-Heng Guo, Jian-Jun Li
Fibrinogen (Fib) is a useful marker for predicting the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in adult population. However, whether Fib can be a predictor for the presence and severity of CAD in very young MI patients (≤35 years old) remains to be determined. A total of 418 males from 61,863 patients with MI who were under 35 years old were sequentially recruited in our study. The patients were divided into two main groups and three subgroups according to coronary angiograph and Gensini score (GS) system: no coronary artery stenosis (group A), the results of the coronary artery stenosis (group B); low GS, intermediate GS and high GS...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643533/evaluation-of-variation-in-coagulation-among-children-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-a-case-control-study
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Tianhua Li, Haiying Yu, Weina Hou, Zhiyong Li, Chunfang Han, Lihong Wang
Objective Acute organ embolism in children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) has been reported, but changes in coagulation are unclear. This study aimed to investigate changes in coagulation in children with MPP. Methods A total of 185 children with MMP (cases) and 117 healthy children (controls) were recruited. We measured prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), thrombin time (TT), and plasma fibrinogen (FIB) and D-dimer levels. Results Plasma FIB (3.39 ± 0.96 g/L vs 2...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641648/-change-of-thrombelastography-in-children-s-dic-and-analysis-of-its-sensitivity-and-specificity-for-diagnosis-of-dic
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Wen-Hao Yuan, Han-Chu Liu, Ling-Kong Zeng, Xiao-Yan Liu, Ling-Xia Zhao, Lu-Xia Mo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of thrombelastography index changes on its sensitivity and specificity for diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in children. METHODS: A total of 149 children with DIC in our hospital from June 2013 to June 2016 were selected in DIC group, while 106 cases of non-DIC, including healthy children and children with diseases easily confused with DIC, were selected as non-DIC(control) group. The thrombelastography, D-dimer, coagulation functions including prothrombintime (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), fibrinogen (FIB) and fibin degradation product (FDP), congental coagulation disorders and platelet count were detected in DIC and non-DIC groups; the statistics of data was performed and the sensitivity and specificity of thromelastraphy indexes such as R time, α angle MA value and A value were evaluated; the relationship of DIC with indexes was analyzed...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641570/1h-post-load-blood-glucose-in-the-identification-of-proatherogenic-cardiometabolic-profile-in-obesity
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Djordje S Popovic, Dragana Tomic-Naglic, Milena Mitrovic, Zeljko Zivanovic, Bojan Vukovic, Edita Stokic
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Current data show that 1h oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) blood glucose (1h-BG) might identify persons at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases more precisely than fasting blood glucose (FBG) and 2h OGTT blood glucose (2h-BG). The aim of study was to determine whether is justified to use 1h-BG, instead of traditional blood glucose measurements, in cardiometabolic profiling of obese individuals. METHOD: Cross-sectional study enrolled 60 obese individuals without previous history of diabetes and other cardiometabolic disorders...
June 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641369/markers-of-inflammation-and-incident-breast-cancer-risk-in-the-women-s-health-study
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Deirdre K Tobias, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Paulette D Chandler, Patrick R Lawler, JoAnn E Manson, Julie E Buring, Paul M Ridker, Lu Wang, I-Min Lee, Samia Mora
Chronic inflammation may be a risk factor for breast cancer development and progression, yet which inflammatory biomarkers and pathways are relevant is unknown. The study included 27,071 Women's Health Study participants (mean, 54.5 years old) free of cancer and cardiovascular disease at enrollment (1992 to 1995) with baseline measures of four inflammatory biomarkers: high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), fibrinogen, N-acetyl side-chains of acute phase proteins (GlycA), and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640108/correlation-of-hla-dp-dq-polymorphisms-with-transplant-etiologies-and-prognosis-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Yi Li, Qian Huang, Jiang-Tao Tang, Tian-Tian Wei, Lin Yan, Zhi-Qiang Yang, Yang-Juan Bai, Lan-Lan Wang, Yun-Ying Shi
Previous study has identified that the genetic variants in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DP/DQ region were strongly associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. But their roles in liver function recovery after hepatic transplantation were still obscure. This study aimed to investigate whether HLA-DP/DQ polymorphisms were associated with post-transplant etiologies and prognosis in Chinese liver transplant recipients.A total of 144 liver transplant recipients were enrolled, which were divided into 2 groups according to the transplant etiology: HBV-related disease and non-HBV-related disease...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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