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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635193/comparing-the-effect-of-cardiac-biomarkers-on-the-outcome-of-normotensive-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Yaser Jenab, Marzieh Pourjafari, Maryam Sotoudeh, Masoumeh Lotfi-Tokaldany, Nasrin Etesamifard, Shapour Shirani, Arash Jalali, Younes Nozari, Hamid-Reza Poorhosseini
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a cardiovascular challenge with potentially fatal consequences. This study was designed to observe the association of novel cardiac biomarkers with outcome in this setting. In this prospective study, from 86 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of PE, 59 patients met the inclusion criteria (22 men, 37 women; mean age, 63.36±15.04 y).The plasma concentrations of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP), tenascin-C, and D-dimer were measured at the time of confirmed diagnosis...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631469/the-chemical-composition-of-blackberry-press-cake-polyphenolic-extract-and-defatted-seeds-and-their-effects-on-cecal-fermentation-bacterial-metabolites-and-blood-lipid-profile-in-rats
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Monika Kosmala, Adam Jurgonski, Jerzy Juskiewicz, Elżbieta Karlińska, Jakub Macierzyński, Edward Roj, Zenon Zduńczyk
Blackberry fiber (BF), extracted blackberry fiber (EBF), defatted blackberry seeds (DBS) and blackberry polyphenols (BP) were added to diets of rats. A control diet, fiber diets (BF, EBF, DBS) with 6% addition instead of cellulose, a polyphenol diet (BP) with 1% addition were administered for 4 weeks. BF and DBS contained polyphenols (3.6%), EBF did not. DBS was free of fat. Ellagitannins were the main phenolics; mostly dimers (sanguiin H-6 with isomers) and monomers (pedunculagin, casuarictin isomer, and sanguiin H-2 isomer)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629364/changes-in-concentrations-of-haemostatic-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-synovial-fluid-after-intra-articular-injection-of-lipopolysaccharide-in-horses
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Stine Mandrup Andreassen, Anne Mette Lindberg Vinther, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Pia Haubro Andersen, Aziz Tnibar, Annemarie T Kristensen, Stine Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis is a common and potentially devastating disease characterized by severe intra-articular (IA) inflammation and fibrin deposition. Research into equine joint pathologies has focused on inflammation, but recent research in humans suggests that both haemostatic and inflammatory pathways are activated in the joint compartment in arthritic conditions. The aim of this study was to characterize the IA haemostatic and inflammatory responses in horses with experimental lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced joint inflammation...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627093/characterization-of-thrombosis-in-patients-with-proteus-syndrome
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Kim M Keppler-Noreuil, Jay N Lozier, Julie C Sapp, Leslie G Biesecker
Patients with overgrowth and complex vascular malformation syndromes, including Proteus syndrome have an increased risk of thromboembolism. Proteus syndrome is a mosaic, progressive overgrowth disorder involving vasculature, skin, and skeleton, and caused by a somatic activating mutation in AKT1. We conducted a comprehensive review of the medical histories and hematologic evaluations of 57 patients with Proteus syndrome to identify potential risk factors for thrombosis. We found that six of ten patients, who were deceased, died secondary to deep venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625259/-antithrombin-iii-for-early-diagnosis-of-dic-in-sepsis-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-with-445-patients
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Yanjing Xu, Ran Zhu, Yini Sun, Xin Li, Xiaochun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigated the role of antithrombin III (AT-III) levels in the early diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in patients with sepsis and the predictive effect of AT-III on the development of DIC. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University from January to December in 2015 were enrolled. The patients were divided into sepsis group and non-sepsis group according to the diagnostic criteria of sepsis...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616269/elevated-serum-levels-of-immunoglobulin-a-correlate-with-the-possibility-of-readmission-in-patients-with-microscopic-polyangiitis
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Huijuan Wang, Chao Zhang, Zhaohui Tong, Xiaoning Bu
BACKGROUND: The evidence for the short-term prognosis of patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is weak, and the objective of this study was to analyze the clinical features of the disease and evaluate the risk factors for readmission in patients with MPA. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients with MPA were recruited into this study. The clinical data of these MPA patients were collected. Clinical manifestations, laboratory results, and imaging results were analyzed...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610674/elevated-serum-d-dimer-level-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-acute-exacerbation-in-interstitial-lung-disease
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Genta Ishikawa, Samuel O Acquah, Mary Salvatore, Maria L Padilla
BACKGROUND: Early recognition of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) who have an increased risk of developing acute exacerbation (AE) or preclinical AE may be clinically useful, since AE is associated with poor outcome and preventive measures would be of interest to ILD researchers. This study evaluated the relationship between elevated serum D-dimer level (≥0.4 mcg/mL) and subsequent AE or preclinical AE in patients with ILD. METHODS: This single-center, retrospective study was performed from October 2009 through September 2015 in patients with ILD who were ≥18 years old and had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, ILD related to collagen tissue disease, or combined pulmonary fibrosis/emphysema...
July 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602126/clinical-and-prognostic-significance-of-lupus-anticoagulant-measurement-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Xianming Fei, Huan Wang, Lei Jiang, Tongwei Zhao, Maoliang Cheng, Wufeng Yuan
Lupus anticoagulants is related to both recurrent thrombosis and cancer. Thrombotic complications occur more frequently in patients with lung cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the association of lupus anticoagulants with hypercoagulability and thrombotic complications, as well as prognostic significance of lupus anticoagulants for patients with lung cancer. The study comprised 205 patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Plasma normalized LAC ratio, D-dimer, fibrinogen, activities of antithrombin, and FVIII before treatment were analyzed by coagulation analyzer, and routine hematologic and biochemical parameters were also evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599468/clinical-significance-of-coagulation-factors-in-operable-colorectal-cancer
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Suee Lee, Seok Jae Huh, Sung Yong Oh, Myeong Seok Koh, Sung-Hyun Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Jin Young Han, Hong Jo Choi, Su Jin Kim, Hyo-Jin Kim
Abnormal hemostasis in cancer patients has prev iously been studied. The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between preoperative hemostasis markers and clinicopathological parameters, and to identify a hemostasis marker affecting survival in patients following curative resection for colorectal cancer. A total of 170 patients who underwent curative surgery for colorectal carcinoma were evaluated. Preoperative coagulation tests included platelet, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen, D-dimer and fibrinogen degradation product (FDP)...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596655/a-correlation-of-the-platelet-count-with-d-dimer-levels-as-an-indicator-for-component-therapy-in-children-with-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever
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Arthi Sridhar, B M Sunil Kumar, Aarathi Rau, A T K Rau
Dengue Fever (DF) may evolve into two life threatening forms-Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS). DHF is associated with increased vascular permeability and plasma leakage causing thrombocytopenia and loss of clotting factors into the third space and may result in bleeding initially due to thrombocytopenia and later due to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), often as a terminal event. Prompt recognition and treatment of minor bleeds in DF children with incipient DIC with component therapy may be associated with improved survival while failure to do so is usually catastrophic...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593781/influence-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-on-khorana-venous-thromboembolism-risk-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Ruyao Wang, Rui Liu, Lijie Zhao, Dandan Xu, Liling Hu
BACKGROUND: Many studies have documented the association between venous thromboembolism (VTE) and colorectal cancer (CRC). The Khorana model is a VTE risk assessment model for predicting cancer-associated thrombosis. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) has also been reported to increase the risk of VTE. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of T2DM on Khorana VTE risk in CRC patients and to explore the relationship between Khorana VTE category and CRC clinicopathological factors...
June 8, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592028/-analysis-of-12-cases-of-exogenous-lipoid-pneumonia-confirmed-by-pathology
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Y X Wang, F Fang, Y F Guo, Y M Li, T Y Sun, M Zhang, J Chen, B M Fang
Objective: To study the etiological, clinical, radiological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic manifestations of exogenous lipoid pneumonia (ELP), and therefore to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Methods: The clinical data of 12 cases of ELP confirmed by pathology were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The patients consisted of 9 males and 3 females, with an average age of 73.8 years (range, 44 to 100 years). The underlying diseases were variable, including diseases affecting the general condition (multiple organ failure, chronic heart and renal insufficiency, pemphigoid, etc) and conditions with increased risk of aspiration (sequelae of cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, advanced stage of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, paralytic ileus, etc)...
June 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580507/retrospective-evaluation-of-thromboembolism-risk-in-ovarian-cancer-patients-treated-with-bevacizumab
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Anna Kuk, Magdalena Magnowska, Wiktor Suchy, Joanna Swierczynska, Mikolaj Piotr Zaborowski, Michal Gaca, Ewa Nowak-Markwitz
BACKGROUND: Bevacizumab is used in addition to standard, platinum-based chemotherapy to treat advanced-stage ovarian cancer patients. Thrombosis is a well-documented adverse effect of bevacizumab. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify predictive parameters for thromboembolic events in ovarian cancer patients and to explain how bevacizumab increases the risk of these events. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven FIGO stage III ovarian cancer patients who underwent cytoreductive surgery and chemotherapy were identified and included in this retrospective study...
June 4, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576889/blood-coagulation-system-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-prospective-observational-study
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Meng-Jie Huang, Ri-Bao Wei, Yang Wang, Ting-Yu Su, Ping Di, Qing-Ping Li, Xi Yang, Ping Li, Xiang-Mei Chen
OBJECTIVES: Thromboembolic events are the major factor affecting the prognosis of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Haemostatic alterations are possible causes of these complications, but their roles remain poorly characterised. In the prospective observational study, we investigated the entire coagulation process in patients with CKD to elucidate the mechanisms of their high thromboembolic risk. METHODS: A total of 95 patients with CKD and 20 healthy controls who met the inclusion criteria were consecutively recruited from September 2015 to March 2016...
June 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550306/a-novel-somatic-transforming-mutation-in-the-extracellular-domain-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-identified-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasm
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D A Casolari, T Nguyen, C M Butcher, D G Iarossi, C N Hahn, S C Bray, P Neufing, W T Parker, J Feng, K Z Y Maung, A Wee, L Vidovic, C H Kok, P G Bardy, S Branford, I D Lewis, S W Lane, H S Scott, D M Ross, R J D'Andrea
We describe a novel ERBB1/EGFR somatic mutation (p. C329R; c.985 T > C) identified in a patient with JAK2(V617F) Polycythaemia Vera (PV). This substitution affects a conserved cysteine residue in EGFR domain 2 and leads to the formation of a ligand-independent covalent receptor dimer, associated with increased transforming potential. Aberrant signalling from the EGFR(C329R) receptor is cell type-dependent and in the TF1.8 erythroid cell line expression of this mutant suppresses EPO-induced differentiation...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548078/associated-variables-of-myositis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yan Liang, Rui-Xue Leng, Hai-Feng Pan, Dong-Qing Ye
BACKGROUND This study aimed to estimate the point prevalence of myositis and identify associated variables of myositis in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). MATERIAL AND METHODS Clinical date of patients hospitalized with lupus at the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University and Anhui Provincial Hospital were collected. Patients were defined as having myositis if they reported the presence of persistent invalidating muscular weakness combined with increased levels of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and abnormal electromyography (EMG)...
May 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537667/mechanism-of-the-high-coagulation-state-of-breast-cancer-tissue-factor
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X-K Mi, Q-R Liu, L Zhu, M-X Sang, L-R Guo, B-E Shan
OBJECTIVE: We conducted this study to analyze the mechanism behind the high coagulation state induced by circulating plasma microparticle tissue factor (MP-TF) in patients with breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 87 cases of breast cancer patients (10 cases of TNM stage I, 16 cases of II, 32 cases of III, 29 cases of IV; 8 cases of pathological type in situ carcinoma, 15 cases of ductal carcinoma, 64 cases of invasive cancer) were used as the observation group and 20 cases of benign breast lesions were used as the control group to compare MP-TF levels of plasma and coagulation parameters including prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), fibrinogen (FIB) and D-dimer body (D-D) level and NF-κB signaling pathway index including P50, p65, TAK1 and IκBα levels...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534370/research-on-the-coagulation-function-changes-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-and-analysis-of-their-correlation-with-metastasis-and-survival
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Yongjun Qi, Jingwei Fu
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between coagulation function and prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: 539 patients who were admitted to our hospital for the first time from December 2008 to December 2013 and pathologically diagnosed as NSCLC were enrolled in this study (study group), while 80 healthy persons served as controls (control group). Morning fasting venous blood samples were collected for coagulation function indexes, such as prothrombin time (PT), prothrombin time activity (PTA), international normalized ratio (INR), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), fibrinogen (Fib), D-dimer (D-D) and platelet count (PLT) and the coagulation function and survival rate were compared...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522847/a-molecular-basis-for-selective-antagonist-destabilization-of-dopamine-d3-receptor-quaternary-organization
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Sara Marsango, Gianluigi Caltabiano, Mireia Jiménez-Rosés, Mark J Millan, John D Pediani, Richard J Ward, Graeme Milligan
The dopamine D3 receptor (D3R) is a molecular target for both first-generation and several recently-developed antipsychotic agents. Following stable expression of this mEGFP-tagged receptor, Spatial Intensity Distribution Analysis indicated that a substantial proportion of the receptor was present within dimeric/oligomeric complexes and that increased expression levels of the receptor favored a greater dimer to monomer ratio. Addition of the antipsychotics, spiperone or haloperidol, resulted in re-organization of D3R quaternary structure to promote monomerization...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522147/cardiovascular-risk-in-advanced-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-infected-patients-starting-antiretroviral-therapy-comparison-of-three-different-regimens-prevaleat-ii-cohort
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Paolo Maggi, Chiara Bellacosa, Armando Leone, Anna Volpe, Elena Delfina Ricci, Nicoletta Ladisa, Stefania Cicalini, Elisabetta Grilli, Rosaria Viglietti, Antonio Chirianni, Lara Ines Bellazzi, Renato Maserati, Canio Martinelli, Paola Corsi, Benedetto Maurizio Celesia, Federica Sozio, Gioacchino Angarano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: PREVALEAT (PREmature VAscular LEsions and Antiretroviral Therapy) II is a multicenter, longitudinal cohort study aimed at the evaluation of cardiovascular risk among advanced HIV-positive, treatment-naïve patients starting their first therapy. We hypothesized that these patients, present a higher cardiovascular (CV) risk. METHODS: The study included all consecutive naïve patients with less than 200 CD4 cells/ml starting antiretroviral therapy...
May 5, 2017: Atherosclerosis
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