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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221638/d-dimer-level-correlation-with-treatment-response-in-children-with-venous-malformations
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Yvonne Chi-Lun Leung, Michael Wai-Yip Leung, Shi-Da Yam, Judy Wing-Suet Hung, Clarence Sze-Wai Liu, Lap-Yan Chung, Man-Yee Tang, Hon-Shing Fung, Wai-Lun Poon, Nicholas Sih-Yin Chao, Kelvin Kam-Wing Liu
AIM: Localized intravascular coagulopathy is present in children with venous malformations (VMs) as evidenced by elevated D-dimer levels. Few studies have looked into the changes in D-dimer after sclerotherapy and its correlation with treatment outcome and complications. Our study aims to investigate changes in D-dimer in children with VMs undergoing alcohol sclerotherapy. METHODS: A prospective cohort study from 2014 to 2016, which included children (<18years) with VM undergoing alcohol sclerotherapy, was completed...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216943/-effect-of-d-dimer-and-tissue-factor-1208d-i-gene-polymorphism-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Zanxin Wang, Zhaoyang Qian, Jing Ren, Jianlong Men, Minxin Wei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of perioperative period D-dimer and tissue factor (TF)-1208D/I gene polymorphism on the long-term prognosis of patients with off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the case data of the first OPCABG patients admitted to Tianjin Medical University General Hospital from May 2015 to May 2016 were enrolled. The general data, operation time, bypass number, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), flow rate of 24-hour pleural effusion, intraoperative heparin dosage, combined anticoagulant and antiplatelet time, and the time of postoperative ventilator were measured...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215956/effect-of-thrombopoietin-receptor-agonists-on-markers-of-coagulation-and-p-selectin-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Lamya Garabet, Waleed Ghanima, Christine Monceyron Jonassen, Vibe Skov, René Holst, Marie-Christine Mowinckel, C Hasselbalc Hans, A Kruse Torben, Mads Thomassen, Howard Liebman, James B Bussel, Per Morten Sandset
Thrombopoietin-receptor-agonists (TPO-RA) are effective treatments of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Previous long-term TPO-RA clinical trials have shown that thrombotic events occurred in 6% of TPO-RA-treated ITP patients. To explore the increased risk of thrombosis, the effects of TPO-RA on markers of coagulation and P-selectin were studied. The study comprised two ITP cohorts and controls. Cohort 1 included 26 patients with sequential samples acquired before and during treatment with TPO-RA. Cohort 2 included a single sample in 18 patients on TPO-RA for more than one year...
December 7, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208852/extremely-high-serum-ferritin-an-instrumental-marker-of-masquerading-adult-onset-still-s-disease-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome
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Shun Yamashita, Naoko E Furukawa, Tomoyo Matsunaga, Yuka Hirakawa, Masaki Tago, Shu-Ichi Yamashita
BACKGROUND Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare multi-systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology characterized by spiking fever, characteristic rash, and arthritis. It often associates with high serum ferritin levels. CASE REPORT An 88-year-old woman had fever of over 39°C without response to extended-spectrum antibiotics for 6 days. She had non-specific erythema with infiltration on her trunk. She had leukocytosis with neutrophilia of 80%, mild hepatic dysfunction, normal level of rheumatoid factor and antinuclear antibody, thrombocytopenia, elevated d-dimer and soluble interleukin2 receptor, extremely high serum ferritin (78 662 ng/mL), and splenomegaly...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202471/apoptosis-induced-cxcl5-accelerates-inflammation-and-growth-of-prostate-tumor-metastases-in-bone
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Hernan Roca, Jacqueline D Jones, Marta C Purica, Savannah Weidner, Amy J Koh, Robert Kuo, John E Wilkinson, Yugang Wang, Stephanie Daignault-Newton, Kenneth J Pienta, Todd M Morgan, Evan T Keller, Jacques E Nör, Lonnie D Shea, Laurie K McCauley
During tumor progression, immune system phagocytes continually clear apoptotic cancer cells in a process known as efferocytosis. However, the impact of efferocytosis in metastatic tumor growth is unknown. In this study, we observed that macrophage-driven efferocytosis of prostate cancer cells in vitro induced the expression of proinflammatory cytokines such as CXCL5 by activating Stat3 and NF-κB(p65) signaling. Administration of a dimerizer ligand (AP20187) triggered apoptosis in 2 in vivo syngeneic models of bone tumor growth in which apoptosis-inducible prostate cancer cells were either coimplanted with vertebral bodies, or inoculated in the tibiae of immunocompetent mice...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193635/inactivation-of-ammecr1-is-associated-with-growth-bone-and-heart-alterations
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Mariana Moysés-Oliveira, Giuliana Giannuzzi, Richard J Fish, Jill A Rosenfeld, Florence Petit, Maria de Fatima Soares, Leslie Domenici Kulikowski, Adriana Di Battista, Malú Zamariolli, Fan Xia, Thomas Liehr, Nadezda Kosyakova, Gianna Carvalheira, Michael Parker, Eleanor G Seaby, Sarah Ennis, Rodney D Gilbert, R Tanner Hagelstrom, Maria L Cremona, Wenhui L Li, Alka Malhotra, Anjana Chandrasekhar, Denise L Perry, Ryan J Taft, Julie McCarrier, Donald G Basel, Joris Andrieux, Taiza Stumpp, Fernanda Antunes, Gustavo José Pereira, Marguerite Neerman-Arbez, Vera Ayres Meloni, Margaret Drummond-Borg, Maria Isabel Melaragno, Alexandre Reymond
We report five individuals with loss-of-function of the X-linked AMMECR1: a girl with a balanced X-autosome translocation and inactivation of the normal X-chromosome; two boys with maternally-inherited and de novo nonsense variants; and two half-brothers with maternally inherited microdeletion variants. They present with short stature, cardiac and skeletal abnormalities and hearing loss. Variants of unknown significance in AMMECR1 in four male patients from two families with partially overlapping phenotypes were previously reported...
November 28, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184429/topical-application-of-st266-reduces-uv-induced-skin-damage
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Linna Guan, Amanda Suggs, Emily Galan, Minh Lam, Elma D Baron
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has a significant impact on human skin and is the major environmental factor for skin cancer formation. It is also believed that 80% of the signs of skin aging are attributed to UVR. UVR induces inflammatory changes in the skin via the increase in oxidative stress, DNA damage vascular permeability, and fluctuation in a myriad of cytokines. Acutely, UVR causes skin inflammation and DNA damage, which manifest as sunburn (erythema). ST266 is the secretome of proprietary amnion-derived cells that have been shown to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing of various wounds by promoting migration of keratinocytes and fibroblasts in preclinical animal studies...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168147/generation-and-characterization-of-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-transgenic-rats
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Yusuke Ito, Kengo Noguchi, Yoshiyuki Morishima, Kyoji Yamaguchi
To address a species difference in the responsiveness to human recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) between rats and humans, tPA transgenic (Tg) rats were generated and characterized. In the rats, transcriptional regulation of tPA was designed under the control of the endogenous tPA promoter. There were no significant differences in hematological parameters between the tPA Tg and non Tg rats. Plasma tPA concentration was significantly increased and serum free PAI-1 was significantly decreased in the tPA Tg rats...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152494/d-dimer-level-is-related-to-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xuqin Jiang, Xiaodong Mei, Huimei Wu, Xiaojuan Chen
Background: Although the significance of D-dimer in cancer patients has been extensively studied and plasma D-dimer levels have been reported to be abnormally high in certain types of lung cancer patients, its prognostic value for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) remains largely unknown. Methods: One hundred and seven newly diagnosed SCLC patients were enrolled in this study. Variables including the clinical features, pre-treatment levels of D-dimer, serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) were extracted...
October 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133328/associations-of-time-of-day-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-measured-in-older-men-results-from-the-british-regional-heart-study
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Claudio Sartini, Peter H Whincup, S Goya Wannamethee, Barbara J Jefferis, Lucy Lennon, Gordon DO Lowe, Paul Welsh, Naveed Sattar, Richard W Morris
OBJECTIVE: We estimated associations of time of day with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors measured in older men. METHODS: CVD risk factors (markers of inflammation and haemostasis, and cardiac markers) were measured on one occasion between 08:00 and 19:00 hours in 4252 men aged 60-79 years from the British Regional Heart Study. Linear models were used to estimate associations between time of day and risk factors. When an association was found, we examined whether the relationship between risk factors and cardiovascular mortality was affected by the adjustment for time of day using survival analyses...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130325/the-plasma-levels-of-adamts-13-von-willebrand-factor-vwfpp-and-fibrin-related-markers-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-having-thrombosis
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Koji Habe, Hideo Wada, Ayaka Higashiyama, Tomoko Akeda, Kenshiro Tsuda, Ryoko Mori, Masato Kakeda, Takeshi Matsumoto, Kohshi Ohishi, Keiichi Yamanaka, Naoyuki Katayama, Hitoshi Mizutani
This study aimed to examine the hemostatic abnormalities in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and the relationship between these abnormalities and thrombotic events (THEs), focusing on the difference in diffuse cutaneous SSc (dcSSc) and limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc). The plasma levels of ADAMTS-13 (a disintegrin-like and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type 1 motifs 13), von Willebrand factor (VWF), VWF propeptide (VWFpp), d-dimer, and soluble fibrin (SF) were measured in 233 patients with SSc. The relationship between their levels and organ involvement, including THEs and interstitial lung disease (ILD), was evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126990/a-proanthocyanidin-rich-extract-from-cassia-abbreviata-exhibits-antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-activities-in-vivo
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Mansour Sobeh, Mona F Mahmoud, Mohamed A O Abdelfattah, Haroan Cheng, Assem M El-Shazly, Michael Wink
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cassia abbreviata is a small to medium sized branched umbrella-shaped deciduous tree. It is widely spread in the tropics, especially in Africa, having a long history in traditional medicine for the treatment of numerous conditions such as headaches, diarrhea, constipation, some skin diseases, malaria, syphilis, pneumonia, stomach troubles, uterine pains, and against gonorrhea. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the phytochemical constituents of a root extract from Cassia abbreviata using HPLC-PDA-ESI-MS/MS...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124749/prediction-of-bleeding-and-thrombosis-by-standard-biochemical-coagulation-variables-in-haematological-intensive-care-patients
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L Russell, M B Madsen, M Dahl, P Kampmann, A Perner
PURPOSE: We assessed the value of standard biochemical coagulation parameters in predicting bleeding, thrombosis and mortality in adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients with haematological malignancies. METHODS: We screened all patients with acute leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome admitted to a university hospital ICU during 2008-2012. Data were obtained from the clinical chemistry laboratory database and patient files. We graded bleeding according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)-system within 24-h, within 5-days and during the whole ICU stay...
November 9, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113037/vitamin-d-and-vdr-in-gynecological-cancers-a-systematic-review
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Eileen Deuster, Udo Jeschke, Yao Ye, Sven Mahner, Bastian Czogalla
In recent years, a vast amount of studies have centered on the role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of certain types of cancers such as breast, colorectal and lung cancer. Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D and its receptor play a crucial role in the development of gynecological cancers. In this review, we systematically analyzed the effect of vitamin D and the vitamin D receptor on endometrial, ovarian, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer. Our literature research shows that vitamin D levels and vitamin-D-related pathways affect the risk of gynecological cancers...
November 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104039/increased-levels-of-interleukin-22-in-thoracic-aorta-and-plasma-from-patients-with-acute-thoracic-aortic-dissection
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Jing Ye, Menglong Wang, Huimin Jiang, Qingwei Ji, Ying Huang, Jianfang Liu, Tao Zeng, Yao Xu, Zhen Wang, Yingzhong Lin, Jun Wan
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-22 plays important roles in the development of arterial disease, including atherosclerosis and hypertension. However, the relationship between IL-22 and acute thoracic aortic dissection (TAD) remains unknown. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from patients with chest pain who underwent computed tomography angiography of the thoracic aorta but had no known preoperative diagnosis of coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, arthritis, and/or membranous nephropathy...
November 3, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102228/macrocyclic-pyrrolobenzodiazepine-dimers-as-antibody-drug-conjugate-payloads
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Andrew F Donnell, Yong Zhang, Erik M Stang, Donna D Wei, Andrew J Tebben, Heidi L Perez, Gretchen M Schroeder, Chin Pan, Chetana Rao, Robert M Borzilleri, Gregory D Vite, Sanjeev Gangwar
Macrocyclic pyrrolobenzodiazepine dimers were designed and evaluated for use as antibody-drug conjugate payloads. Initial structure-activity exploration established that macrocyclization could increase the potency of PBD dimers compared with non-macrocyclic analogs. Further optimization overcame activity-limiting solubility issues, leading to compounds with highly potent (picomolar) activity against several cancer cell lines. High levels of in vitro potency and specificity were demonstrated with an anti-mesothelin conjugate...
October 16, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098203/prospective-analysis-of-lipid-composition-changes-with-antiretroviral-therapy-and-immune-activation-in-persons-living-with-hiv
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Martha A Belury, Emily Bowman, Janelle Gabriel, Brandon Snyder, Manjusha Kulkarni, Marilly Palettas, Xiaokui Mo, Jordan E Lake, David Zidar, Scott F Sieg, Benigno Rodriguez, Martin P Playford, Adriana Andrade, Daniel R Kuritzkes, Nehal N Mehta, Michael M Lederman, Nicholas T Funderburg
Background: Lipid profiles are altered by HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART). Among HIV-uninfected (HIV-) populations the concentrations of various lipid classes (ie, lyso-phosphatidylcholine, LPC) and their saturated (SaFA), mono-unsaturated (MUFA), and polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) composition are related to cardiometabolic disease risk. Associations between changes in the lipidome and immune activation in HIV-infected (HIV+) individuals beginning ART have not been described...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095763/effects-of-malignancy-on-blood-coagulation-in-septic-intensive-care-patients
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Ecaterina Scărlătescu, Marcus D Lancé, Nathan J White, Stefan S Aramă, Dana R Tomescu
: The objectives of the study are to examine the effect of sepsis on the coagulation profile of patients having solid cancer and to test the hypothesis that septic patients with cancer have normal or increased hemostatic capacity despite prolonged standard coagulation tests (SCTs) compared with noninfected cancer patients. Patients with solid cancer were included in the study forming two groups: study group included patients with sepsis with minimum two organ dysfunctions and control group formed by noninfected cancer patients...
October 31, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093246/-effect-of-lumbrokinase-on-patients-with-acute-and-moderate-risk-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Gang Jiang, Weidong Zhang, Minlian Peng, Wenguang Yan
To explore the clinical efficacy and safety of lumbrokinase in the treatment of acute and moderate risk pulmonary thromboembolism.
 Methods: The clinical data of 60 patients with acute and moderate risk pulmonary thromboembolism, who were collected from January 2010 to October 2015 in Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, were retrospectively analyzed. According to the different treatments, 60 patients were randomly divided into a lumbrokinase group (lumbrokinase in combination with low molecular heparin and sequential warfarin, n=30) and a control group (low molecular heparin and sequential warfarin, n=30)...
October 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075072/evaluation-of-coagulation-profile-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-using-rotational-thromboelastometry
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Cigdem Binay, Ayse Bozkurt Turhan, Enver Simsek, Ozcan Bor, Olga Meltem Akay
The prothrombotic state in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has been reported as a plausible cause of vascular complications. Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) assay enables the global assessment of coagulation status. This study aimed to assess hypercoagulability in children with T1DM using ROTEM. A total of 43 T1DM children (20 females and 23 males) aged 2-18 years and age- and sex-matched 30 healthy control subjects were enrolled in the study group. ROTEM assays [intrinsic TEM (INTEM) and extrinsic TEM (EXTEM)] were used to measure and analyze coagulation time (CT), clot formation time, maximum clot firmness (MCF)...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
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