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Joji Hagii, Hirofumi Tomita, Norifumi Metoki, Yoshiko Tamai, Shin Saito, Hiroshi Shiroto, Hiroyasu Hitomi, Takaatsu Kamada, Satoshi Seino, Koki Takahashi, Satoko Sasaki, Minoru Yasujima, Ken Okumura
INTRODUCTION: Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage during rivaroxaban treatment have small hematoma and favorable outcomes compared with those with warfarin. We investigated its possible mechanism, focusing on prothrombin fragment 1+2 (F1+2), a marker of thrombin generation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 65 patients with acute cardioembolic stroke (median 77years), rivaroxaban was initiated at 5days after the onset. Plasma F1+2 level (normal range, 69-229pmol/L), prothrombin time (PT), and rivaroxaban concentration evaluated by anti-Xa activity were serially measured...
October 13, 2016: Thrombosis Research
Sallyann Ridsdale, Victoria Martin, Jeanette H Payne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Ramona Nicolau-Raducu, Elise Occhipinti, Thomas Marshall, Joseph Koveleskie, Donald Ganier, Brian Evans, William Daly, Brian Fish, Ari J Cohen, Trevor W Reichman, David Bruce, Humberto Bohorquez, John Seal, Emily Ahmed, Ian Carmody, George Loss, Jonathan Rayburn, Bobby Nossaman
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the agreement between two heparin assays, Hepcon HMS plus/Kaolin-ACT and Anti-Xa, and their predictive power in detecting circulating heparin levels post-reperfusion of the liver graft when compared with thromboelastogram (TEG) r time ratio in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study design. SETTING: Single center, university hospital...
August 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Andreas Hanslik, Erwin Kitzmüller, Ulrich S Tran, Katharina Thom, Hratsch Karapetian, Nicole Prutsch, Jasmin Voitl, Ina Michel-Behnke, Fiona Newall, Christoph Male
BACKGROUND: Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is used for prophylaxis and treatment of thrombosis in children. Laboratory monitoring of UFH is needed to prevent over- or under-anticoagulation. OBJECTIVES: Study objectives were to investigate i) the association between UFH dose and UFH effect as monitored by anti-IIa, ii) the relationship of anti-IIa and anti-Xa effects, and iii) the influence of patients' age and other factors on UFH effect. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Randomized controlled trial in children during cardiac catheterization, comparing high-dose UFH (100 units/kg bolus) versus low-dose UFH (50 units/kg bolus)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Christopher M McLaughlin, Steven L Marks, David C Dorman, Alison Motsinger-Reif, Rita M Hanel
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the correlation between thromboelastography (TEG) variables using strong activators and anti-Xa (AXa) activity in healthy dogs administered subcutaneous unfractionated heparin (UFH). DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. SETTING: University research facility. ANIMALS: Eight adult random-source male dogs. INTERVENTION: Dogs were randomized to receive subcutaneous UFH at 200, 250, or 300 IU/kg every 8 hours for a total of 10 injections...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Jung-Hyun Byun, In-Seok Jang, Jong Woo Kim, Eun-Ha Koh
BACKGROUND: Unfractionated heparin (UFH) has unstable pharmacokinetics and requires close monitoring. The activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) test has been used to monitor UFH therapy for decades in Korea, but its results can be affected by numerous variables. We established an aPTT heparin therapeutic range (HTR) corresponding to therapeutic anti-Xa levels for continuous intravenous UFH administration, and used appropriate monitoring to determine if an adequate dose of UFH was applied...
September 2016: Blood Research
Pierre-Antoine Moulin, Anne Dutour, Patricia Ancel, Pierre-Emmanuel Morange, Thierry Bege, Olivier Ziegler, Stéphane Berdah, Corinne Frère, Bénédicte Gaborit
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery (BS), but there is neither consensus nor high-level guidelines yet on VTE prophylaxis in this specific population. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate patterns of BS perioperative thromboprophylaxis practices. SETTING: French obesity specialized care centers (CSO), which are tertiary care referral hospitals for the most severe cases of obesity METHODS: A detailed questionnaire survey (11 opened, 15 closed questions) investigating their prophylactic schemes of anticoagulation (molecule, dose, weight-adjustment, duration, associated measures, follow-up) was sent to the 37 CSO...
September 1, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
L Chow, A Carr, L MacKenzie, A Walker, D Archer, A Lee
BACKGROUND: Dalteparin is often used for prophylaxis or treatment of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy, yet there is no laboratory test to accurately reflect its clinical activity. Thromboelastography is a point-of-care monitor of whole blood coagulation. The aim of this study was to determine if serial doses of dalteparin added in vitro to whole blood samples from term, pregnant women are detectable as changes in thromboelastography parameters. METHODS: Thirty healthy parturients presenting for elective caesarean section were recruited...
September 1, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Pasquale Pignatelli, Daniele Pastori, Simona Bartimoccia, Danilo Menichelli, Tommasa Vicario, Cristina Nocella, Roberto Carnevale, Francesco Violi
Anti Xa non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (anti Xa NOACs) seem to possess antiplatelet effect in vitro, but it is unclear if this occurs also in vivo. Aim of the study was to compare the effect on platelet activation of two anti Xa NOACs, namely apixaban and rivaroxaban, to warfarin, and to investigate the potential underlying mechanism by evaluating soluble glycoprotein GPVI (sGPVI), a protein involved in platelet activation. We performed a cross-sectional including AF patients treated with warfarin (n=30), or apixaban 10mg/day (n=40), or rivaroxaban 20mg/day (n=40)...
September 28, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Jean Amiral, Claire Dunois, Cédric Amiral, Jerard Seghatchian
In the past decade Direct Oral Anti-Coagulants (DOACs), targeting Thrombin or Factor Xa, have enormously facilitated the daily treatment of all relevant patients, including those requiring lifelong therapy. These DOACs have considerable advantages over the use of oral Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) treatments, in view of having little interferences with food and other medications and also not requiring adjustment for age, gender or weight, with some well-defined exceptions. In this current What's Happening Section we focus on measurements of DiXaIs in plasma using anti-Xa assays, with the objective of providing a tribute to Professor Michel Meyer Samama, who was not only a real leader in this field but, in the past, both authors benefited from his wisdom, as a teacher who dedicated his scientific and professional life (among many other interests in hemostasis, thrombosis and fibrinolysis) to develop and promote methods and strategies for laboratory monitoring of anticoagulants...
October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Melanie Ferreira
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October 2016: Lancet Haematology
Bethany T Samuelson, Adam Cuker, Deborah M Siegal, Mark Crowther, David A Garcia
BACKGROUND: The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are the treatment of choice for most patients with atrial fibrillation and/or non-cancer associated venous thromboembolic disease. While routine monitoring of these agents is not required, assessment of anticoagulant effect may be desirable in special situations. The objective of this study was to systematically review and summarize current evidence regarding laboratory assessment of the anticoagulant effects of dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban...
September 13, 2016: Chest
Tadeusz Goralczyk, Katarzyna B Wojtowicz, Anetta Undas
Activated protein C resistance (APC-R) is assessed as part of thrombophilia screening, preferably in patients not taking oral anticoagulants. Rivaroxaban is known to alter some APC-R assays. To our knowledge, there have been no reports on the effect of rivaroxaban on the Russell viper venom time (RVVT)-based APC-R assay in real-life patients. In 168 consecutive outpatients suspected of having venous thromboembolism because of thrombophilia, APC-R was determined using the RVVT-based ProC Ac R assay (Siemens, Marburg, Germany)...
September 15, 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Bethany T Samuelson, Adam Cuker
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) offer noninferior efficacy and improved safety compared to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism and for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Unlike VKAs, DOACs do not require routine laboratory monitoring of anticoagulant effect and dose adjustment. In certain situations, however, laboratory assessment of anticoagulant effect may be desirable. Here we review the utility of currently available assays for assessment of DOAC effect and recommend an optimal assessment strategy for each drug, including calibrated dilute thrombin time or ecarin-based assays for dabigatran and calibrated anti-Xa activity assays for the factor Xa inhibitors...
September 2, 2016: Blood Reviews
Paolo Prandoni
Once anticoagulation is stopped, the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) over years after a first episode is consistently around 30 %. This risk is higher in patients with unprovoked than in those with (transient) provoked VTE, and among the latter in patients with medical than in those with surgical risk factors. Baseline parameters that have been found to be related to the risk of recurrent VTE are the proximal location of deep vein thrombosis, obesity, old age, male sex and non-0 blood group, whereas the role of inherited thrombophilia is controversial...
September 13, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Mouna Sassi, Taher Chakroun, Elisabeth Mbemba, Patrick Van Dreden, Ismail Elalamy, Annette K Larsen, Grigoris T Gerotziafas
BACKGROUND: A documented relationship between ovarian cancer and thrombosis does exist. Low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) are cornerstone drugs in the primary prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic events in patients with cancer. However, cancer cells may alter the efficiency of these antithrombotic agents. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize the procoagulant phenotype of human epithelial ovarian adenocarcinoma cells, IGROV1, and to compare the capacity of tinzaparin and enoxaparin to inhibit thrombin generation triggered by these cells...
September 7, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Amy C Dixon-Jimenez, Benjamin M Brainard, Marjory B Brooks, Ben Nie, Robert D Arnold, Daniel Loper, Jessica C Abrams, Gregg S Rapoport
OBJECTIVES: To determine the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of rivaroxaban (RVX), in healthy cats and to evaluate the clinicopathologic effects of various plasma RVX concentrations within target therapeutic ranges established for people. DESIGN: Prospective randomized cross-over study performed between July 2013 and November 2014. SETTING: Veterinary university teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Six healthy adult domestic shorthair cats (3 males, 3 females)...
September 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Willem Frederik Buys, Mathilde Buys, Andrew Ian Levin
OBJECTIVES: Cell saver reinfusate ideally should contain low, clinically insignificant heparin concentrations. The American Association of Blood Banks has defined the clinically insignificant threshold as 0.5 IU/mL. Furthermore, there is uncertainty about the meaning of cell saver "heparin elimination rates." These concerns prompted the authors' independent investigation of reinfusate heparin concentrations of devices used in their institution. It was hypothesized that cell saver reinfusates contain clinically insignificant heparin concentrations...
June 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
A C Brisset, A Ferrández, M Krause, S Rathbun, R Marlar, W Korte
BACKGROUND: Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is still a commonly used anticoagulant for prevention and treatment of thromboembolism in a variety of situations. Increasingly, chromogenic anti-Xa assays are used for UFH monitoring given the high variability of the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) in this setting. On the other hand, and despite the known variability, the aPTT test remains the most frequently used monitoring tool in UFH therapy due to its broad availability, lower costs, and wide acceptance...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
K W Belk, M Laposata, C Craver
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulant factor Xa protein (Anti-Xa) has been shown to be a more precise monitoring tool than activated partial thromboplastin (aPTT) for patients administered unfractionated heparin (UFH) anticoagulation therapy. OBJECTIVES: The study aim was to compare red blood cell (RBC) transfusions between patients receiving UFH who are monitored with Anti-Xa and those monitored with aPTT. PATIENTS/METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS, N=14,822), ischemic stroke (STK, N=1,568) or with a principal diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE, N=4,414) in the MedAssets data from January 2009 to December 2013...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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