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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922890/tolerability-and-biological-effects-of-long-acting-octreotide-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Rajiv Malhotra, Keyur B Shah, Raveen Chawla, Sammy Pedram, Melissa C Smallfield, Anna G Priday, Christine T DeWilde, Donald F Brophy
Patients with implanted continuous, non-pulsatile, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have increased occurrence of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). While the pathophysiology is multifactorial, there are few treatments beyond supportive care. Octreotide acetate is a somatostatin analog that reduces GIB in various patient populations. However, there are sparse case-series that suggest octreotide acetate may reduce GIB in LVAD patients. This 10 patient, 28-week Phase I study evaluated the safety and tolerability of octreotide acetate long-acting release (LAR) 20 mg depot injection every four weeks until week 16 following LVAD placement...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922822/serum-protein-mediators-of-dementia-and-aging-proper
#2
Donald R Royall, Safa Al-Rubaye, Ram Bishnoi, Raymond F Palmer
The latent variable "δ" (for "dementia") appears to be uniquely responsible for the dementing aspects of cognitive impairment. Age, depressive symptoms, gender and the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele are independently associated with δ. In this analysis, we explore serum proteins as potential mediators of age's specific association with δ in a large, ethnically diverse longitudinal cohort, the Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium (TARCC). 22 serum proteins were recognized as partial mediators of age's association with δ...
December 3, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920237/von-willebrand-disease-a-concise-review-and-update-for-the-practicing-physician
#3
Arjun Swami, Varinder Kaur
von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most common inherited disorder of hemostasis and comprises a spectrum of heterogeneous subtypes. Significant advances have been made in understanding von Willebrand factor (vWF) gene mutations, resultant physiologic deficits in the vWF peptide, and their correlation to clinical presentation. Diagnostic tests for this disorder are complex, and interpretation requires a thorough understanding of the underlying pathophysiology by the practicing physician. The objective of this review is to summarize our current understanding of pathophysiology, laboratory investigations, and evolving treatment paradigm of vWD with the availability of recombinant von Willebrand factor...
December 5, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919526/factors-related-to-the-development-of-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-in-patients-with-essential-thrombocythemia-and-polycythemia-vera
#4
A Rottenstreich, G Kleinstern, S Krichevsky, D Varon, D Lavie, Y Kalish
OBJECTIVE: We characterized acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) among essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythemia vera (PV) patients. METHODS: A review of patients with ET or PV evaluated for AVWS. RESULTS: Of 116 patients with ET, 64 (55%) developed AVWS; of 57 with PV, 28 (49%) developed AVWS. Median platelet counts of ET and PV patients who developed AVWS were 920×10(9)/L and 679×10(9)/L, respectively (P=0.01). Of patients who developed AVWS, 69...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918159/-pregnancy-in-women-with-congenital-bleeding-disorder
#5
T Binder, P Salaj, V Komrska
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: To highlight the risks associated with pregnancy at women with von Willebrand´s disease or hemophilia. Introduce the rules of multidisciplinary prenatal and peripartal care to minimalize these risks. The article is accompanied by case report where maladministration led to fatal consequences for the newborn. DESIGN: Review and case report.Seatings: Department Obstetric and Gynecology UJEP and Masaryk´s Hospital Ústí n/Labem, Institute Haematology and Blood Transfer Prague, Children´s Haemato-onkology Clinic University Hospital Prague Motol...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913547/new-treatment-approaches-to-von-willebrand-disease
#6
Michelle Lavin, James S O'Donnell
von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the commonest inherited bleeding disorder and results from either a quantitative or qualitative deficiency in the plasma glycoprotein von Willebrand factor (VWF). Recent large cohort studies have significantly enhanced our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of VWD. In contrast, however, there have been relatively few advances in the therapeutic options available for the treatment of bleeding in patients with VWD. Established treatment options include tranexamic acid, 1-deamino-8-d-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP), and plasma-derived VWF concentrates...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913546/diagnosing-von-willebrand-disease-genetic-analysis
#7
Anne Goodeve
Investigation of a patient with possible von Willebrand disease (VWD) includes a range of phenotypic analyses. Often, this is sufficient to discern disease type, and this will suggest relevant treatment. However, for some patients, phenotypic analysis does not sufficiently explain the patient's disorder, and for this group, genetic analysis can aid diagnosis of disease type. Polymerase chain reaction and Sanger sequencing have been mainstays of genetic analysis for several years. More recently, next-generation sequencing has become available, with the advantage that several genes can be simultaneously analyzed where necessary, eg, for discrimination of possible type 2N VWD or mild hemophilia A...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913545/what-have-we-learned-from-large-population-studies-of-von-willebrand-disease
#8
Robert R Montgomery, Veronica H Flood
Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a critical regulator of hemostatic processes, including collagen binding, platelet adhesion, and platelet aggregation. It also serves as a carrier protein to normalize plasma factor VIII synthesis, release, and survival. While VWF protein measurements by immunoassay are reasonably comparable between institutions, the measurement of VWF ristocetin cofactor activity (VWF:RCo) has significant variability. Other tests of VWF function, including collagen binding or platelet glycoprotein IIb-IIIa binding, are not universally available, yet these functional defects may cause major bleeding even with normal VWF antigen (VWF:Ag) and VWF:RCo assays...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910940/supportive-angiogenic-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-endothelial-cells-in-monolayer-and-co-cultures
#9
Florian Böhrnsen, Henning Schliephake
Sites of implantation with compromised biology may be unable to achieve the required level of angiogenic and osteogenic regeneration. The specific function and contribution of different cell types to the formation of prevascularized, osteogenic networks in co-culture remains unclear. To determine how bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs) and endothelial cells (ECs) contribute to cellular proangiogenic differentiation, we analysed the differentiation of BMSCs and ECs in standardized monolayer, Transwell and co-cultures...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910074/evolutional-characterization-of-photochemically-induced-stroke-in-rats-a-multimodality-imaging-and-molecular-biological-study
#10
Nai-Wei Liu, Chien-Chih Ke, Yonghua Zhao, Yi-An Chen, Kim-Chuan Chan, David Tat-Wei Tan, Jhih-Shian Lee, You-Yin Chen, Tun-Wei Hsu, Ya-Ju Hsieh, Chi-Wei Chang, Bang-Hung Yang, Wen-Sheng Huang, Ren-Shyan Liu
Photochemically induced cerebral ischemia is an easy-manipulated, reproducible, relatively noninvasive, and lesion controllable model for translational study of ischemic stroke. In order to longitudinally investigate the characterization of the model, magnetic resonance imaging, (18)F-2-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography, fluorescence, and bioluminescence imaging system were performed in correlation with triphenyl tetrazolium chloride (TTC), hematoxylin-eosin staining, and immunohistochemistry examinations of glial fibrillary acidic protein, CD68, NeuN, von willebrand factor, and α-smooth muscle actin in the infarct zone...
December 1, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903864/oral-thrombin-inhibitor-aggravates-platelet-adhesion-and-aggregation-during-arterial-thrombosis
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Tobias Petzold, Manuela Thienel, Ildiko Konrad, Irene Schubert, Ron Regenauer, Boj Hoppe, Michael Lorenz, Annekathrin Eckart, Sue Chandraratne, Carsten Lennerz, Christof Kolb, Daniel Braun, Janina Jamasbi, Richard Brandl, Siegmund Braun, Wolfgang Siess, Christian Schulz, Steffen Massberg
In patients with atrial fibrillation, oral anticoagulation with oral thrombin inhibitors (OTIs), in contrast to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), associates with a modest increase in acute coronary syndromes (ACSs). Whether this observation is causatively linked to OTI treatment and, if so, whether OTI action is the result of a lower antithrombotic efficacy of OTI compared to VKA or reflects a yet undefined prothrombotic activity of OTI remain unclear. We analyzed platelet function in patients receiving OTI or dose-adapted VKA under static and flow conditions...
November 30, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889551/endothelial-dysfunction-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-survivors
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Paola Giordano, Paola Muggeo, Maurizio Delvecchio, Santa Carbonara, Alberto Romano, Maria Altomare, Gabriella Ricci, Federica Valente, Annapaola Zito, Pietro Scicchitano, Luciano Cavallo, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Nicola Santoro, Maria Felicia Faienza
BACKGROUND: Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivors have increased risk of obesity, metabolic alterations and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Vascular endothelial function has been studied in adult cancers. Limited data exist regarding CVD risk factors among childhood ALL survivors. We aimed to assess endothelial function, metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in young survivors of childhood ALL. METHODS: Auxological parameters, blood pressure, glucose, lipid profile, hemostatic markers (total adiponectin and high-molecular-weight subfraction, endothelin-1, von Willebrand factor antigen, thrombin-antithrombin complex, D-dimers, fibrinogen), high sensitive C-reactive protein and ultrasound parameters of endothelial function (flow-mediated dilation-FMD, common carotid intima-media thickness-C-IMT, and antero-posterior diameter of infra-renal abdominal aorta-APAO) were assessed in 52 ALL survivors and 34 sex and age-matched controls...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889498/bloc-2-subunit-hps6-deficiency-affects-the-tubulation-and-secretion-of-von-willebrand-factor-from-mouse-endothelial-cells
#13
Jing Ma, Zhe Zhang, Lin Yang, Janos Kriston-Vizi, Daniel F Cutler, Wei Li
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) is a recessive disorder with bleeding diathesis, which has been linked to platelet granule defects. Both platelet granules and endothelial Weibel-Palade bodies (WPBs) are members of lysosome-related organelles (LROs) whose formation is regulated by HPS protein associated complexes such as BLOC (biogenesis of lysosome organelles complex) -1, -2, -3, AP-3 (adaptor protein complex-3) and HOPS (homotypic fusion and protein sorting complex). Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is critical to hemostasis, which is stored in a highly-multimerized form as tubules in the WPBs...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889474/the-von-willebrand-factor-a1-collagen-iii-interaction-is-independent-of-conformation-and-type-2-von-willebrand-disease-phenotype
#14
Venkata R Machha, Alexander Tischer, Laurie Moon-Tasson, Matthew Auton
The blood von Willebrand factor (VWF) mediates platelet adhesion to injured vessels by sequestering platelets from blood flow and depositing them to collagen and other exposed subendothelial matrix proteins. This process of capturing platelets to facilitate formation of platelet plugs occurs through transient interactions with platelet glycoprotein Ibα via the VWF A1 domain which also binds collagen. Using a conformationally diverse collection of natively folded and mutation-induced misfolded von Willebrand disease (VWD) variants, we test a recently proposed affinity up-regulation hypothesis which states that collagen binding changes the conformation of the A1 domain to a high-affinity GPIbα binding competent state...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885890/use-of-a-thrombopoietin-receptor-agonist-in-von-willebrand-disease-type-2b-p-v1316m-with-severe-thrombocytopenia-and-intracranial-hemorrhage
#15
O Espitia, C Ternisien, C Agard, P Boisseau, C V Denis, M Fouassier
We present here a 63-year old woman with a long history of immune thrombocytopenia. She was hospitalized for a traumatic intracranial hemorrhage with thrombocytopenia. Following inefficient treatment of four platelet transfusions, immunoglobulins, and corticosteroids, we initiated treatment with a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist (eltrombopag 25 mg/d) with a good efficacy. Her mother and sister also had chronic thrombocytopenia. Clinical history, hemostasis results, and gene analysis revealed von Willebrand disease (VWD) type 2B with the mutation (c...
November 25, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882137/von-willebrand-factor-and-coagulation-factor-viii-in-moyamoya-disease-associated-with-graves-disease-a-case-report
#16
Shou-Chen Ren, Bao-Qin Gao, Wei-Li Yang, Wei-Xin Feng, Jian Xu, Shao-Wu Li, Yong-Jun Wang
The present study reported the case of a Chinese boy who was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease (MMD) associated with Graves' disease (GD). An overactivation of von Willebrand factor (vWF) and coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) was identified in the plasma of the patient. Thiamazole and metoprolol treatment was thus administrated. After 2 months of treatment, the patient's thyroid function returned to normal and the neurological symptoms improved gradually. At the same time, the activities of vWF and FVIII were depressed...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879591/comparison-of-endothelial-differentiation-capacities-of-human-and-rat-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#17
Hakan Orbay, Kamaljit Devi, Priscilla A Williams, Tima Dehghani, Eduardo A Silva, David E Sahar
BACKGROUND: The authors compared the endothelial differentiation capacities of human and rat adipose-derived stem cells to determine whether human adipose-derived stem cells can be a source of endothelial cells clinically. METHODS: Human and rat adipose-derived stem cells were harvested and characterized with flow cytometry and trilineage differentiation. Cells from passages III through V were fed with endothelial cell differentiation medium for up to 3 weeks. Cells were harvested after 1, 2, and 3 weeks, and endothelial differentiation was evaluated with quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, flow cytometry, and angiogenic sprouting assays...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879275/von-willebrand-factor-and-adamts13-too-much-or-too-little-of-a-good-thing
#18
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Brian T Emmer, David Ginsburg, Karl C Desch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878207/plasma-derived-versus-recombinant-factor-concentrates-in-pups-a-never-ending-debate
#19
Erik Berntorp
Inhibitor development in haemophilia is a serious complication to treatment with factor concentrates. Since the advent of more pure products, especially developed using recombinant DNA technology, some studies have shown an increased incidence of inhibitors in previously untreated patients (PUPs) receiving recombinant products whereas plasma-derived concentrates sometimes have been claimed to have a protective role, probably due to the content of von Willebrand factor (VWF). In fact, experiments indicate that the VWF may block uptake of factor VIII into macrophages for further processing to the immune system...
November 23, 2016: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876311/circulating-biomarkers-in-cerebral-autosomal-dominant-arteriopathy-with-subcortical-infarcts-and-leukoencephalopathy-patients
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Francesca Pescini, Ida Donnini, Francesca Cesari, Serena Nannucci, Raffaella Valenti, Valentina Rinnoci, Anna Poggesi, Anna Maria Gori, Betti Giusti, Angela Rogolino, Alessandra Carluccio, Silvia Bianchi, Maria Teresa Dotti, Antonio Federico, Maurizio Balestrino, Enrico Adriano, Rosanna Abbate, Domenico Inzitari, Leonardo Pantoni
BACKGROUND: Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is an inherited cerebral microangiopathy presenting with variable features, including migraine, psychiatric disorders, stroke, and cognitive decline and variable disability. On neuroimaging, CADASIL is characterized by leukoencephalopathy, multiple lacunar infarcts, and microbleeds. Previous studies suggest a possible role of endothelial impairment in the pathogenesis of the disease...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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