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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/28539856/natural-regulatory-anticoagulants-proteins-among-sudanese-patients-with-dengue-virus-infection
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Bashir Abdrhman Bashir, Osman Khalaf Allah Saeed
THE COAGULATION SYSTEM: Abnormalities in natural physiologic anticoagulants are observed in dengue infection. Laboratory values such as protein C (PC), protein S (PS), and antithrombin (AT) indicate this problem on the coagulation system in dengue. Recently, an interrelationship between dengue and the levels of natural anticoagulants has been observed. OBJECTIVE: The study conducted to find out the effect of dengue on the natural anticoagulant proteins. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted in Port Sudan Teaching Hospital from February 2013 to June 2014 for 334 cases of dengue caused by dengue virus, 217 (65%) males and 117 (35%) were females along with 101 cases of control 64 (63...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539560/prognostic-value-of-combination-of-plasma-d-dimer-concentration-and-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-predicting-long-term-mortality-of-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Hiroyuki Naruse, Junnichi Ishii, Hiroshi Takahashi, Fumihiko Kitagawa, Ryuunosuke Okuyama, Hideki Kawai, Takashi Muramatsu, Masahide Harada, Akira Yamada, Sadako Motoyama, Shigeru Matsui, Mutsuharu Hayashi, Masayoshi Sarai, Eiichi Watanabe, Hideo Izawa, Yukio Ozaki
BACKGROUND: A modestly elevated circulating D-dimer level may be relevant to coronary artery disease (CAD), but its prognostic value, both independently and in combination with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), for long-term death has not been fully evaluated in stable CAD patients.Methods and Results:Baseline plasma D-dimer levels and eGFR were measured in 1,341 outpatients (mean age: 65 years) with prior myocardial infarction (MI), coronary revascularization, and/or angiographic evidence of a significant stenosis (>50%) for at least one of the major coronary arteries...
May 25, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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/28534431/ameliorating-effect-of-anti-alzheimer-s-drugs-on-the-bidirectional-association-between-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Amira S Ahmed, Rehab M Elgharabawy, Amal H Al-Najjar
Mild to severe forms of nervous system damage were exhibited by approximately 60-70% of diabetics. It is important to understand the association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease. The aim of the present work is to understand the bidirectional association between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis, that was monitored by glycaemic status, lipid profile, amyloid beta 40 and 42 (Aβ40 and Aβ42), C-reactive protein, total creatine kinase, total lactate dehydrogenase, D-dimer and magnesium measurements, to assess the association between theses biochemical markers and each other, to estimate the possibility of utilizing the amyloid beta as biochemical marker of T2D in Alzheimer's patients, and to evaluate the effect of piracetam and memantine drugs on diabetes mellitus...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
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/28532441/usefulness-of-clinical-predictors-for-preoperative-screening-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-hip-fractures
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Kitchai Luksameearunothai, Paphon Sa-Ngasoongsong, Noratep Kulachote, Sorawut Thamyongkit, Praman Fuangfa, Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Patarawan Woratanarat, Chanyut Suphachatwong
BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed that preoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was common after hip fracture (HF), and preoperative DVT screening has been recommended for preventing the fatal DVT-related complications, especially in elderly HF patients with high surgical risk. However, to our knowledge, no previous studies have demonstrated the correlation between the clinical risk predictors and preoperative DVT. Therefore, this study aimed to correlate those clinical predictors related to DVT risk assessment with the incidence of preoperative DVT...
May 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522384/usefulness-of-d-dimer-testing-in-predicting-recurrence-in-elderly-patients-with-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism
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T Tritschler, A Limacher, M Méan, N Rodondi, D Aujesky
BACKGROUND: Whether post-anticoagulation D-dimer levels are useful in predicting recurrence in elderly patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism is unknown. METHODS: We followed-up 157 patients aged ≥65 years with acute symptomatic unprovoked venous thromboembolism in a prospective multicenter cohort study. All patients completed 3-12 months of anticoagulation and then underwent quantitative D-dimer testing (ELISA, VIDAS DD) 12 months after the index venous thromboembolism...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514310/development-and-validation-of-a-mortality-risk-model-for-pediatric-sepsis
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Mengshi Chen, Xiulan Lu, Li Hu, Pingping Liu, Wenjiao Zhao, Haipeng Yan, Liang Tang, Yimin Zhu, Zhenghui Xiao, Lizhang Chen, Hongzhuan Tan
Pediatric sepsis is a burdensome public health problem. Assessing the mortality risk of pediatric sepsis patients, offering effective treatment guidance, and improving prognosis to reduce mortality rates, are crucial.We extracted data derived from electronic medical records of pediatric sepsis patients that were collected during the first 24 hours after admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of the Hunan Children's hospital from January 2012 to June 2014. A total of 788 children were randomly divided into a training (592, 75%) and validation group (196, 25%)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507634/multi-system-complications-after-intravenous-cocaine-abuse
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Lidija Petkovska, Andon Chibishev, Aleksandra Stevcevska, Ivica Smokovski, Dusan Petkovski, Emilija Antova
BACKGROUND: Use and abuse of cocaine are associated with numerous adverse effects, independent of the route of administration. More severe conditions of poisoning, however, are observed after cocaine intravenous administration. AIM: We present a case of severe poisoning after violent intravenous injection of cocaine, but with a good outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: Cocaine was intravenously (i.v.) administered in 16-years old female patient as a homicide attempt...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507573/admission-d-dimer-testing-for-differentiating-acute-aortic-dissection-from-other-causes-of-acute-chest-pain
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Wenlong Li, Bi Huang, Li Tian, Yanmin Yang, Weili Zhang, Xiaojian Wang, Jingzhou Chen, Kai Sun, Rutai Hui, Xiaohan Fan
INTRODUCTION: The present study aims to evaluate the utility of D-dimer testing for differentiating the causes of acute chest pain, including acute aortic dissection (AAD), pulmonary embolism (PE), acute myocardial infarction (AMI), unstable angina (UA), and other uncertain diagnoses of chest pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Consecutive patients admitted for acute chest pain within 24 h from symptom onset were enrolled prospectively, and plasma D-dimer levels were measured on admission...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506697/inflammation-and-hemostasis-in-older-octogenarians-implication-in-5-year-survival
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Judit Cubedo, Teresa Padró, Francesc Formiga, Assumpta Ferrer, Glòria Padrós, Esther Peña, Lina Badimon
Social changes and medical advances have increased longevity, but the conditions governing healthy vs unhealthy cardiovascular (CV) aging are not fully known. Factors beyond classical CV risk factors may have an important unrecognized value. We sought to identify proteins differentially expressed in healthy octogenarians (HOs) without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and preserved functional and cognitive state compared with octogenarians with a history of CVD and cognitive decline (UHOs) using a systems biology approach, and investigated how these proteins relate to CV mortality at 5-year follow-up...
April 26, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506039/plasma-d-dimer-can-effectively-predict-the-prospective-occurrence-of-ascites-in-advanced-schistosomiasis-japonica-patients
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Xiaoying Wu, Jianwei Ren, Zulu Gao, Yun Xu, Huiqun Xie, Tingfang Li, Yanhua Cheng, Fei Hu, Hongyun Liu, Zhihong Gong, Jinyi Liang, Jia Shen, Zhen Liu, Feng Wu, Xi Sun, Zhongzheng Niu, An Ning
China still has more than 30,000 patients of advanced schistosomiasis while new cases being reported consistently. D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product. As ascites being the dominating symptom in advanced schistosomiasis, the present study aimed to explore a prediction model of ascites with D-dimer and other clinical easy-achievable indicators. A case-control study nested in a prospective cohort was conducted in schistosomiasis-endemic area of southern China. A total of 291 patients of advanced schistosomiasis were first investigated in 2013 and further followed in 2014...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505148/potential-pathogenesis-and-biomarkers-of-kidney-cancer-related-stroke
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Haihong Jiang, Chao Qin, Daobin Cheng, Qiuhong Lu, Gelun Huang, Dacheng Wang, Hong Yang, Zhijian Liang
BACKGROUND Stroke risk and stroke recurrence are increased in cancer patients, but the pathogenesis and biomarkers of kidney cancer-related stroke (KCS) are generally unclear. The aim of the present research was to investigate the pathogenesis and plasma biomarkers of kidney cancer-related stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective review was conducted on acute stroke patients with kidney cancer (KC) who were admitted to the hospital between January 2006 and December 2015. A total of 106 patients with KCS (active KC patients with acute stroke but without conventional vascular risks) were identified...
May 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504829/prediction-of-thrombophilia-in-patients-with-unexplained-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-using-a-statistical-model
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Tongfei Wang, Xiaomin Kang, Liying He, Zhilan Liu, Haijing Xu, Aimin Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To establish a statistical model to predict thrombophilia in patients with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (URPL). METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was conducted at Ren Ji Hospital, Shanghai, China, from March 2014 to October 2016. The levels of D-dimer (DD), fibrinogen degradation products (FDP), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), prothrombin time (PT), thrombin time (TT), fibrinogen (Fg), and platelet aggregation in response to arachidonic acid (AA) and adenosine diphosphate (ADP) were collected...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503774/effect-of-the-injectable-contraceptive-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-on-coagulation-parameters-in-new-users
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Vaneska Melhado-Kimura, Joyce Maria Annichino Bizzacchi, Susan Kelly Picoli Quaino, Silmara Montalvao, Luis Bahamondes, Arlete Fernandes
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of the injectable depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) contraceptive on selected blood coagulation parameters in young, healthy new users. METHODS: The prospective study included 39 healthy women aged 20-39 years, with a body mass index (BMI; kg/m(2) ) < 30, who were never users of DMPA, and who opted to use DMPA (21 women) or a copper intrauterine device (IUD; 18 women). The women in the two groups were matched for age (±1 year) and BMI (±1)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499437/the-effect-of-hemostatic-dressing-prototypes-for-the-uniformed-services-on-selected-blood-coagulation-parameters-in-pigs
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Zbigniew Adamiak, Wioletta Krystkiewicz, Andrzej Pomianowski, Danuta Bukowiecka, Waldemar Zubrzycki, Marek Jałyński, Piotr Holak, Joanna Głodek, Paweł Jastrzębski
BACKGROUND: Serious injuries accompanied by severe bleeding are life-threatening. Post-traumatic hemorrhage involves the risk of developing coagulopathy. Hemostatic dressings are widely used to minimize bleeding. The application of procoagulants in control of hemorrhage may lead to thrombosis or disseminated intravascular coagulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hemostatic dressing prototypes on the porcine coagulation system. RESULTS: Fibrinogen and D-dimer concentrations were significantly higher in the experimental groups where hemostatic dressings were used in comparison with the control group...
May 12, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498471/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-improves-inflammation-aortic-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-and-multiple-organ-damage-in-a-rat-heat-stroke-model
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Fang Chen, Huimin Li, Guoguo Zhu, Xiaojuan Chen, Zhongzhi Tang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) on inflammatory responses, aortic endothelial cell apoptosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and multiple organ damage in an animal model of classic heat stroke (CHS). The rats in the heat stroke (HS) and STS‑treated heat stroke (STS‑HS) groups were placed into a pre‑warmed animal temperature controller (ATC) at 35˚C. The moment at which the rectal temperature reached 43.5˚C was considered as the time of onset of HS...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497381/deep-benign-fibrous-histiocytoma-of-the-anterior-mediastinum-mimicking-malignancy
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Angelica Puopolo, William Newmarch, Brian Casserly
The following report describes the case of a 43-year-old male smoker that was referred to the rapid access lung clinic with haemoptysis, chest pain, and axillary lymphadenopathy-a clinical picture that raised concern for a possible underlying malignancy. Preliminary investigations revealed elevated D-dimers, low-volume haemoptysis, and a normal chest X-ray, which lowered the index of suspicion. However, computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiogram identified a right hilar mass, several parenchymal cysts, and a large mediastinal mass...
May 11, 2017: Lung
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