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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/29162403/cope-s-sign-and-complete-heart-block-in-a-78-year-old-patient-with-biliary-colic
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Panteleimon E Papakonstantinou, Natalia I Asimakopoulou, Emmanuel Kanoupakis, Spyridon Maragkoudakis, Simeon Panagiotakis, Achilleas Gikas
INTRODUCTION: Acute cholecystitis and biliary colic may have signs and symptoms similar to those of Acute Coronary Syndrome(ACS) along with ischemic ECG changes. Cholecystitis and/or biliary colic have been both reported as trigger factors for bradyarrhythmia in the literature. CASE REPORT: A 78-year-old male patient was admitted to our Emergency Department (ED) due to acute abdominal pain. The ECG on admission showed sinus bradycardia with a rate of 40 beats per minute (bpm) without signs of acute ischemia and a brief period (7 s) of complete atrioventricular (AV) block...
November 18, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160572/rapid-on-site-evaluation-of-routine-biochemical-parameters-to-predict-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-and-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-upon-admission-to-the-emergency-room
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Dong Jia, Fan Liu, Qin Zhang, Guang-Qiao Zeng, Xue-Lian Li, Gang Hou
INTRODUCTION: Patients with acute pulmonary embolism(APE)who present with right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) have a worse prognosis. This study aimed to evaluate the value of routine biochemical parameters in predicting RVD and 30-day mortality in patients with APE. METHODS: We retrospectively collected the clinical data for 154 enrolled patients, including the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), D-dimer, cardiac troponin I (cTnI), and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155121/evaluation-of-protein-c-and-protein-s-levels-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-receiving-therapy-with-statins-and-ace-inhibitors-or-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers
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Şerife Aktaş, Sema Uçak, Fatma Kurt, Mehmet Taşdemir, Orkide Kutlu, Pınar Eker
AIMS: To evaluate protein C, protein S level in patients with diabetes mellitus receiving statin and ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy. METHODS: 95 patients were included in the study and divided into four groups depending on the use of statin and ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy. Group 1 comprised of patients receiving statin therapy (n=15), Group 2 comprised of patients receiving ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy (n=31), Group 3 comprised of patients receiving statin and ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy (n=23), and Group 4 comprised of patients who did not receive either statin or ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy (n=26)...
November 15, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153952/surveillance-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-recombinant-human-soluble-thrombomodulin-in-patients-with-obstetrical-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
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Takao Kobayashi, Masahiro Kajiki, Katsuhito Nihashi, Goichi Honda
BACKGROUND: Recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin (TM-α) has been shown to be useful in the treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in a heparin-controlled study, and has been available for clinical use in Japan since 2008. However, use of TM-α for obstetrical DIC has not yet been established, so efficacy and safety were analyzed in 117 obstetrical DIC patients identified from post-marketing surveillance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2010 to March 2012, the cases of 117 patients with obstetrical DIC treated with TM-α were registered...
September 18, 2017: Thrombosis Research
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/29152307/coagulation-profile-of-sudanese-children-with-homozygous-sickle-cell-disease-and-the-effect-of-treatment-with-omega-3-fatty-acid-on-the-coagulation-parameters
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Shiekh Awoda, Ahmed A Daak, Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Kebreab Ghebremeskel, Mustafa I Elbashir
Background: It has been reported that patients with SCD do have an abnormal coagulation profile. Coagulopathy is thought to be one of the key factors that contribute to the vaso-occlusive crisis that characterises sickle cell disease (SCD). In this study, we investigated whether Sudanese sickle cell patients have an abnormal coagulation profile. In addition, the effect of treatment with either omega-3 fatty acids or hydroxyurea on coagulation profile was assessed. Methods: Homozygous SCD patients untreated (n = 52), omega-3 treated (n = 44), hydroxyurea (HU) treated (n = 8) and healthy (HbAA) controls (n = 52) matched for age (4-20 years), gender and socioeconomic status were enrolled...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151081/association-between-standard-laboratory-and-functional-tests-of-coagulation-in-dilutional-coagulopathy-an-in-vitro-study
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L J Krzych, P F Czempik
Standard laboratory tests (SLTs) of coagulation are in common use in clinical practice. We aimed to determine the association between SLTs and functional tests of coagulation in blood samples diluted with balanced crystalloid and colloid solutions in an ex vivo setting. The study group comprised 32 healthy young male volunteers. Whole blood samples were diluted at a 4:1 ratio with balanced crystalloid (Plasmalyte®) and two balanced colloids, 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (Volulyte®) and succinylated gelatin (Geloplasma®)...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147591/upper-limb-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patient-with-hemophilia-a-and-heterozygosity-for-prothrombin-g20210a-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Fares Darawshy, Yosef Kalish, Issam Hendi, Ayman Abu Rmelieh, Tawfik Khoury
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a rare disease in patients with hemophilia A. We report a case of 22-year-old male with severe hemophilia A who presented to the emergency room with 5-day history of right arm pain that was attributed initially to bleeding event. In the absence of external signs of bleeding or hematoma and normal hemoglobin level, we suspected an underlying DVT. Doppler ultrasonography of the right upper limb revealed thrombosis of the subclavian vein and this was confirmed by CT venography. The d-dimer level was normal and investigations for prothrombotic state revealed heterozygosity for prothrombin G20210A mutation...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146682/magnitude-of-soluble-st2-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-acute-aortic-dissection
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Yuan Wang, Xin Tan, Hai Gao, Hui Yuan, Rong Hu, Lixin Jia, Junming Zhu, Lizhong Sun, Hongjia Zhang, Lianjun Huang, Dong Zhao, Pei Gao, Jie Du
Background -Misdiagnosis of acute aortic dissection (AAD) can lead to significant morbidity and death. Soluble ST2 (sST2) is a cardiovascular injury-related biomarker. The extent to which sST2 is elevated in AAD and whether sST2 can discriminate AAD from other causes of sudden-onset severe chest pain is unknown. Methods -We measured plasma concentrations of sST2 (R&D systems assay) in 1360 patients, including 1027 participants in the retrospective discovery set and 333 patients with initial suspicion of AAD enrolled in the prospective validation cohort...
November 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143684/evaluation-of-cardiopulmonary-and-inflammatory-markers-in-dogs-with-heartworm-infection-during-treatment-with-the-2014-american-heartworm-society-recommended-treatment-protocol
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Won-Kyoung Yoon, Ye-Won Kim, Sang-I L Suh, Ran Choi, Seung-Gon Lee, Changbaig Hyun
BACKGROUND: Heartworm disease in dogs is a life-threatening parasitic disease. Although adulticide treatment with melarsomine has been proven to be the most effective, complications associated with adulticide treatment are major concerns for clinicians. METHODS: This study evaluated the change in levels of D-dimer, interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and cardiac troponin I in 12 dogs with different severities of heartworm infection treated by the American Heartworm Society (AHS) recommended protocol during the treatment period...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143665/cardiopulmonary-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-heartworm-disease
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REVIEW
Elena Carretón, Rodrigo Morchón, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso
In heartworm disease, several biomarkers of cardiopulmonary injury and inflammatory activity have been studied during the recent years. D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product present after a clot is degraded, which has been reported to provide support for the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism in heartworm disease. Furthermore, concentrations increment with increased disease severity and during the adulticide treatment. This increase in concentration has proved to be valuable. Cardiac biomarkers troponin I, myoglobin and NT-proBNP demonstrated presence of myocardial injury and heart failure, especially in chronic infections, which in some cases, slightly improve after the adulticide treatment...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137238/significance-of-nlda-the-commixed-index-of-inflammation-immune-responses-hemostasis-and-nutrition-for-predicting-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-prognosis-and-metastases
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Wen-Wen Sun, Jia-An Hu, Wen-Quan Niu, Bei-Li Gao, Zhi-Hong Xu
Purpose: This study aimed to take a comprehensive review of the hematological indexes and discover a novel, comprehensive, and economical index for prognostic prediction. Results: The predictive prognostic model revealed that an elevated value of NLDA (NLDA = neutrophil count/lymphocyte count × D-dimer count/albumin) was an independent risk factor for one-year adverse prognosis (hazard ratio = 3.038; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.959-4.712; P < 0.001). The C-indexes of internal and external validation in nomogram were 0...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135476/thrombogenicity-evaluation-in-221-patients-with-haemophilia-b-treated-with-nonacog-alfa
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Pablo Rendo, Janice Lamb, Lynne Smith, Joanne Fuiman, Joan M Korth-Bradley
: Risk for thrombotic events with factor IX replacement therapy in patients with haemophilia B remains a concern for patients, those who treat them, and regulatory agencies, based on experience with early use of prothrombin complex concentrates. The current post hoc analysis assessed the incidence of thrombotic events and changes in prothrombin fragment 1 + 2, thrombin-antithrombin complex, and D-dimer in 221 patients with haemophilia B who received nonacog alfa in clinical studies. Thrombotic event and coagulation marker data were collected from 8 interventional studies utilizing on-demand, prophylactic, and preventive regimens in patients with haemophilia B...
November 10, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
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/29130488/crp-is-linked-to-disease-activity-impact-and-response-to-treatment-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Pavel Kolkhir, Sabine Altrichter, Tomasz Hawro, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND: Elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a sensitive marker of inflammation, have been consistently reported in chronic spontaneous urticaria. Here, we retrospectively analyzed data from 1,253 CSU patients from two centers to answer the following questions: 1) What is the prevalence of elevated levels of CRP in CSU? 2) Why do CSU patients show elevated levels of CRP? 3) Are elevated CRP levels relevant? METHODS: Serum levels of CRP were measured by the nephelometric method...
November 12, 2017: Allergy
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/29129499/d-dimer-predicts-bleeding-complication-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-resuscitated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#18
Takayuki Otani, Hirotaka Sawano, Tomoaki Natsukawa, Reiko Matsuoka, Tetsufumi Nakashima, Motonori Takahagi, Yasuyuki Hayashi
PURPOSE: In out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients resuscitated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO), known as extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR), bleeding is a common complication. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk factors for bleeding complications in ECPR patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data for OHCA patients admitted to our hospital and resuscitated with ECPR between October 2009 and December 2016...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129323/haematological-alterations-in-the-cardiac-patient-after-use-of-an-autotransfusion-system
#19
M Luque-Oliveros
OBJECTIVE: There are studies that declare blood recovered with the autotransfusion system that is potentially heparinised and mixed with other drugs, can cause haematological alterations in the patient, according to existing evidence. The proposal was to compare the haematological values of the patients before reinfusing red blood cells from the cell saver and 12h after reinfusion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational analytical study of 479 patients who underwent cardiac surgery where the cell saver was used...
November 9, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128864/association-of-%C3%AE-2-hs-glycoprotein-with-neurogenic-heterotopic-ossification-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Liwei Dong, Guodong Dong, Jianye Cao, Jing Zhang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the α2-HS glycoprotein concentrations in serum and the occurrence of neurogenic heterotopic ossification (NHO) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). MATERIAL AND METHODS During the period between January 2011 and January 2012, 75 patients (67 male) with paraplegia caused by spinal cord injury were enrolled. The patients were divided into 2 groups in accordance with the occurrence of heterotopic ossification based on the results high-frequency ultrasound on the bilateral hip joint...
November 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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