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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734018/influence-of-cryoprecipitate-factor-xiii-and-fibrinogen-concentrate-on-hyperfibrinolysis
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Melissa M Cushing, Meghann M Fitzgerald, Rebecca M Harris, Lars M Asmis, Thorsten Haas
BACKGROUND: Hyperfibrinolysis is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with poor clot integrity and excessive bleeding. Although antifibrinolytics are an effective treatment, more liberal use of these drugs may lead to a prothrombotic risk, and an earlier and potentially safer treatment option would be desirable. Hyperfibrinolysis has been shown to be attenuated by in vitro supplementation of purified human Factor (F)XIII concentrate. Cryoprecipitate represents an alternative source of FXIII and the only approved source of concentrated FXIII in some countries...
July 21, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724836/prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-vitamin-k-antagonist-associated-intracranial-hemorrhage%C3%A3-global-evidence-and-the-japanese-perspective
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Masahiro Yasaka, Andres Brainsky, Kazunori Toyoda
Patients receiving vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are at increased risk of bleeding. Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in this population, and is a particular concern among Japanese clinicians, given reports of an elevated risk of this bleeding type in patients of Asian ethnicity. Patients with VKA-associated ICH require rapid international normalized ratio (INR) reversal, and treatment guidelines suggest the use of prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) or plasma for this purpose...
July 19, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718068/dengue-encephalopathy-very-unusual-neuroimaging-findings
#3
Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Amita Jain, Neeraj Kumar
Neuroimaging, in many patients with dengue encephalopathy, may reveal periventricular signal changes. We report a 25-year-old man, who presented with altered sensorium. Dengue-IgM test in serum was positive. Cerebrospinal fluid examination was normal. MRI brain revealed presence of bilateral parieto-occipital intraparenchymal bleed with mass effect. Neuroimaging was consistent with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. We report posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a normotensive patient with dengue encephalopathy and systemic metabolic alterations...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714298/effect-of-sugammadex-on-coagulation-as-detected-by-rotational-thromboelastometry-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Michele Carron, Diana Bertini, Tancredi Prandini, Francesca Fanton, Mirto Foletto, Carlo Ori, Egle Perissinotto, Paolo Simioni
BACKGROUND: Sugammadex, which is used to reverse rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade, has a limited and transient effect on activated partial thromboplastin time and prothrombin time. However, no data are available on the effects of sugammadex on coagulation in morbidly obese patients, as assessed by rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®). METHODS: Sixty patients received sugammadex 2 mg/kg or 4 mg/kg to reverse moderate or deep rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade (n = 30/group) at the end of surgery under desflurane anesthesia...
July 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711368/the-safety-and-feasibility-of-early-discharge-following-ileostomy-reversal-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-analysis
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Arash Azin, Emily Le Souder, David Urbach, Allan Okrainec, Sami A Chadi, Fayez Quereshy, Timothy D Jackson, Ahmad Elnahas
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare 30-day clinical outcomes following routine ileostomy reversal between patients that underwent early discharge (<24 h) and standard discharge (postoperative day [POD] 2 or 3). METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted between 2005 and 2014 using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set. All patients undergoing ileostomy reversal who were discharged on POD 0 or 1 (early discharge group [EDG]) versus POD 2 or 3 (standard discharge group [SDG]) were identified...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700408/three-versus-four-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrates-for-factor-based-resuscitation-in-a-porcine-hemorrhagic-shock-model
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Donald Michael Moe, Michael Scott Lallemand, John Mason McClellan, Joshua Porter Smith, Shannon T Marko, Matthew J Eckert, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: Bleeding is a leading cause of preventable death following severe injury. Prothrombin complex concentrates (PCC) treat inborn coagulation disorders and reverse oral anticoagulants, but are proposed for use in "factor-based" resuscitation strategies. Few studies exist for this indication in acidosis, or that compare 3-factor (3PCC) versus 4-factor (4PCC) products. We aimed to assess and compare their safety and efficacy in a porcine model of severe hemorrhagic shock and coagulopathy...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696796/lng-ius-12-a-19-5-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-for-prevention-of-pregnancy-for-up-to-five-years
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Anita L Nelson
Globally, intrauterine devices (IUDs) are the second most commonly used form of reversible contraception because of their high efficacy, safety, convenience and cost effectiveness. The levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine system with daily average release of 20 mcg (LNG-IUS 20) is the popular choice because of its favorable bleeding patterns and many noncontraceptive benefits. A three year (LNG-IUS 8) became available three years ago. More recently, the LNG-IUS 12 was added. This new IUD shares a smaller frame, narrow inserter and lower rate of amenorrhea with the LNG-IUS 8, but it offers the five years of contraceptive protection of the LNG-IUS 20...
July 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695548/design-of-the-swiss-atrial-fibrillation-cohort-study-swiss-af-structural-brain-damage-and-cognitive-decline-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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David Conen, Nicolas Rodondi, Andreas Mueller, Juerg Beer, Angelo Auricchio, Peter Ammann, Daniel Hayoz, Richard Kobza, Giorgio Moschovitis, Dipen Shah, Juerg Schlaepfer, Jan Novak, Marcello di Valentino, Paul Erne, Christian Sticherling, Leo Bonati, Georg Ehret, Laurent Roten, Urs Fischer, Andreas Monsch, Christoph Stippich, Jens Wuerfel, Matthias Schwenkglenks, Michael Kuehne, Stefan Osswald
BACKGROUND: Several studies found that patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia over time. However, the magnitude of the problem, associated risk factors and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: This article describes the design and methodology of the Swiss Atrial Fibrillation (Swiss-AF) Cohort Study, a prospective multicentre national cohort study of 2400 patients across 13 sites in Switzerland. Eligible patients must have documented AF...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694237/phase-transitions-during-compression-and-decompression-of-clots-from-platelet-poor-plasma-platelet-rich-plasma-and-whole-blood
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Xiaojun Liang, Irina Chernysh, Prashant K Purohit, John W Weisel
Blood clots are required to stem bleeding and are subject to a variety of stresses, but they can also block blood vessels and cause heart attacks and ischemic strokes. We measured the compressive response of human platelet-poor plasma (PPP) clots, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) clots and whole blood clots and correlated these measurements with confocal and scanning electron microscopy to track changes in clot structure. Stress-strain curves revealed four characteristic regions, for compression-decompression: (1) linear elastic region; (2) upper plateau or softening region; (3) non-linear elastic region or re-stretching of the network; (4) lower plateau in which dissociation of some newly made connections occurs...
July 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693366/idarucizumab-for-dabigatran-reversal-full-cohort-analysis
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Charles V Pollack, Paul A Reilly, Joanne van Ryn, John W Eikelboom, Stephan Glund, Richard A Bernstein, Robert Dubiel, Menno V Huisman, Elaine M Hylek, Chak-Wah Kam, Pieter W Kamphuisen, Jörg Kreuzer, Jerrold H Levy, Gordon Royle, Frank W Sellke, Joachim Stangier, Thorsten Steiner, Peter Verhamme, Bushi Wang, Laura Young, Jeffrey I Weitz
Background Idarucizumab, a monoclonal antibody fragment, was developed to reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran. Methods We performed a multicenter, prospective, open-label study to determine whether 5 g of intravenous idarucizumab would be able to reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in patients who had uncontrolled bleeding (group A) or were about to undergo an urgent procedure (group B). The primary end point was the maximum percentage reversal of the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran within 4 hours after the administration of idarucizumab, on the basis of the diluted thrombin time or ecarin clotting time...
July 11, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673500/-state-of-the-art-direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-transfusion
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A-C Martin, A Godier, D M Smadja, L Mauge, A-M Fischer
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) are indicated for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism. As any anticoagulant, they are associated with a bleeding risk. Management of DOAC-induced bleeding is challenging. Idarucizumab, antidote for dabigatran, is currently available and is part of the therapeutic strategy, whereas antidotes for anti-Xa agents are under development. Activated or non-activated prothrombin concentrates are proposed, although their efficacy to reverse DOAC is uncertain...
June 30, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673116/patterns-of-care-and-burden-of-chronic-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-brazil
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Ana Clara Kneese Virgilio do Nascimento, Joyce Maria Annichino-Bizzacchi, Claudia de Alvarenga Maximo, Eimy Minowa, Guilherme Silva Julian, Rafael Freitas Dos Santos
AIMS: Although several therapeutic options are available for chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (cITP), little is known about the treatment of cITP in Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multi-center, retrospective chart review, observational study was designed to describe the treatment patterns, clinical burden, resources use, and associated costs for adult patients diagnosed with cITP and treated in public and private institutions in Brazil. Patient charts were screened in reverse chronological order based on their last visit post January 1, 2012...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671104/nitroglycerin-hypotensive-effect-and-application-in-a-combined-surgery-for-reconstruction-after-ipsilateral-maxillectomy-and-orbit-evisceration
#13
Yuhang Sun, Xiaohui Dong, Guofeng Zhang, Jing An, Haojun Yuan
The oral and maxillofacial region is rich in blood, and it is often difficult to stop bleeding during the operation of maxilla. Nitroglycerin is one of the most commonly used antihypertensive drugs in our hospital. We observed the effect of controlled hypotension in patients with maxillary resection. In group N, the patients had different degrees of tachycardia after using nitroglycerin only. In addition, nitroglycerin has the characteristics of rapid drug resistance. A combined reversed temporal muscle flap and random forehead flap technique was performed successfully to reconstruct the large defect after ipsilateral maxillectomy and orbit evisceration...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662704/thrombocytopenia-induced-by-dabigatran-two-case-reports
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Hyun Goo Kang, Seung Jae Lee, Ji Yeon Chung, Jin Sung Cheong
BACKGROUND: Vitamin K inhibitors (e.g. warfarin) and indirect thrombin inhibitors (e.g. heparin) are widely used to prevent thromboembolic disorders (e.g. myocardial infarction, venous thromboembolism, and stroke). These agents have been mainstays of anticoagulation for people older than 60 years. However, their administration is associated with a risk of bleeding and requires careful monitoring of patients. Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), such as dabigatran, are significantly safer in preventing thromboembolism than warfarin and heparin (sporadically causes thrombocytopenia) and are more specific for their target protein, thrombin...
June 29, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660341/low-dose-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-warfarin-associated-intracranial-hemorrhage-with-inr-less-than-2-0
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Wesley R Zemrak, Kathryn E Smith, Stephen S Rolfe, Teresa May, Robert L Trowbridge, Timothy L Hayes, Gene A Grindlinger, David B Seder
BACKGROUND: Prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) have become the first-line therapy for warfarin reversal in the setting of central nervous system (CNS) hemorrhage. Randomized, controlled studies comparing agents for warfarin reversal excluded patients with international normalized ratio (INR) <2, yet INR values of 1.6-1.9 are also associated with poor outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our use of a low-dose (15 units/kg) strategy of 4-factor PCC (4F-PCC) on warfarin reversal (INR 1...
June 28, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654426/use-of-three-procoagulants-in-improving-bleeding-outcomes-in-the-warfarin-patient-with-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Emma P DeLoughery, Thomas G DeLoughery
: When patients on anticoagulation present with intracranial bleeding, stopping the bleeding is paramount. Despite the availability of multiple options to reverse anticoagulation, no study has directly compared the effectiveness of the procoagulants recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa), the rFVIIa and 3-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) combination, and 4-factor PCC on improving patient outcomes compared with a control. This study examined the medical records of 197 warfarin patients with intracranial hemorrhage, an initial international normalized ratio (INR) greater than 1...
June 24, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653184/reversal-of-the-platelet-inhibitory-effect-of-the-p2y12-inhibitors-clopidogrel-prasugrel-and-ticagrelor-in-vitro-a-new-approach-to-an-old-issue
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Lisa Schoener, Stefanie Jellinghaus, Bernhardt Richter, Christian Pfluecke, Georg Ende, Marian Christoph, Silvio Quick, Tobias Loehn, Uwe Speiser, David M Poitz, Johannes Mierke, Ruth H Strasser, Karim Ibrahim
AIM: Platelet transfusion is an effective option to reverse platelet inhibition in thienopyridine-treated patients suffering from bleedings or requiring urgent surgery. However, in ticagrelor-treated patients, the previous studies revealed significant clinical effects to platelet rich plasma (PRP) but poor response to pooled platelets (PP) as used in clinical routine. The aim of this study was to elucidate a potential pathomechanism to explain the poor response of ticagrelor to PP. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 79 whole blood samples of patients treated with ticagrelor, prasugrel, or clopidogrel, the PRI-VASP was determined before and after in vitro platelet supplementation of PP or PRP at increasing concentrations...
June 26, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651907/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-levels-and-non-surgical-bleeding-in-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#18
Corey E Tabit, Mitchell J Coplan, Phetcharat Chen, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Nir Uriel, James K Liao
BACKGROUND: Non-surgical bleeding (NSB) due to angiodysplasia is common in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients. Thrombin-induced angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) expression in LVAD patients leads to altered angiogenesis and is associated with lower angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and increased NSB. However, the mechanism for decreased Ang-1, made by pericytes, is unknown and the origin of thrombin in LVAD patients is unclear. We hypothesized that high tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels in LVAD patients induce pericyte apoptosis, tissue factor (TF) expression and vascular instability...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650000/andexanet-alfa-a-recombinant-mimetic-of-human-factor-xa-for-the-reversal-of-anticoagulant-therapies
#19
G Escolar, M Diaz-Ricart, E Arellano-Rodrigo
Activated coagulation factor X (FXa) is a common target for classic and newer anticoagulants. Parenteral anticoagulants with an indirect inhibitory action on FXa (low-molecular-weight heparins) have a well-established clinical efficacy in the prophylaxis and therapy of thromboembolic conditions. More recently developed direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have emerged as a new class of antithrombotic drugs. Rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban are direct inhibitors of FXa approved for the management of venous thromboembolism and stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation...
May 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646940/management-of-refractory-idiopathic-overactive-bladder-intradetrusor-injection-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-versus-posterior-tibial-nerve-stimulation
#20
Hammouda Sherif, Mostafa Khalil, Rabea Omar
INTRODUCTION: To compare the safety and efficacy of posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) versus an intradetrusor injection of botulinum toxin type-A (BTX-A) 100 U in the management of refractory idiopathic overactive bladder (OAB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We randomized 60 patients with refractory idiopathic OAB to receive an intradetrusor injection of BTX-A 100 U or PTNS. We assessed the patients at baseline, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months, and determined their clinical symptoms, overall OAB symptom score, urgency score, quality-of-life score, and urodynamic study parameters...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
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