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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735423/the-anticoagulant-effect-of-heparin-during-radiofrequency-ablation-rfa-in-patients-taking-apixaban-or-rivaroxaban
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L C Brendel, F Dobler, G Hessling, J Michel, S L Braun, A L Steinsiek, P Groha, R Eckl, I Deisenhofer, A Hyseni, M Roest, I Ott, B Steppich
PURPOSE: Measuring the anticoagulant effect of heparin during radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients taking apixaban and rivaroxaban is challenging, since the activated coagulation time (ACT) does not seem to reflect the true anticoagulant activity of these drugs. We therefore evaluated coagulation properties of apixaban and rivaroxaban during RFA by different coagulation assays to better monitor periprocedural hemostasis. METHODS: The study included 90 patients (61 ± 12 years) with atrial fibrillation who underwent RFA procedures...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732920/a-rhamnan-type-sulfated-polysaccharide-with-novel-structure-from-monostroma-angicava-kjellm-chlorophyta-and-its-bioactivity
#2
Xue Liu, Jiejie Hao, Xiaoxi He, Shuyao Wang, Sujian Cao, Ling Qin, Wenjun Mao
A homogeneous polysaccharide was obtained from Monostroma angicava Kjellm by water extraction, preparative anion-exchange and size-exclusion chromatography. Results of chemical and spectroscopic analyses showed that the polysaccharide was a glucuronic acid-containing rhamnan-type sulfated polysaccharide. The backbone mainly consisted of →3)-α-l-Rhap-(1→ and →2)-α-l-Rhap-(1→ residues, partially sulfated at C-2 of →3)-α-l-Rhap-(1→ and C-3/C-4 of →2)-α-l-Rhap-(1→. The branching contained unsulfated or monosulfated 3-linked, 2-linked, 4-linked α-l-rhamnose and terminal β-d-glucuronic acid residues...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731176/hypotonic-contrast-media-is-more-toxic-than-isotonic-contrast-media-on-endothelial-cells-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#3
Lihui Ren, Ping Wang, Zuoyan Wang, Yong Liu, Shuzheng Lv
The aim of the current study was to investigate the cytotoxic effects of hypotonic (iopamidol) and isotonic (iodixanol) contract media (CMs) in vitro and in vivo. A total of 60 Wistar rats were included and were randomly divided into three groups (20 rats per group). Iodixanol (4 g iodine/kg), iopamidol (4 g iodine/kg) or equal volume of normal saline was injected via tail vein. HUVEC and H5V cell viability was determined by Cell Counting Kit‑8 agents. Western blotting was performed to detect ATP‑binding cassette subfamily G member 1 (ABCG1) expression...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728851/predictors-of-incident-heart-failure-in-patients-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-lipid-heart-failure-risk-prediction-model
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Andrea Driscoll, Elizabeth H Barnes, Stefan Blankenberg, David M Colquhoun, David Hunt, Paul J Nestel, Ralph A Stewart, Malcolm J West, Harvey D White, John Simes, Andrew Tonkin
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease is a major cause of heart failure. Availability of risk-prediction models that include both clinical parameters and biomarkers is limited. We aimed to develop such a model for prediction of incident heart failure. METHODS: A multivariable risk-factor model was developed for prediction of first occurrence of heart failure death or hospitalization. A simplified risk score was derived that enabled subjects to be grouped into categories of 5-year risk varying from <5% to >20%...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728510/serum-level-of-anti-%C3%AE-enolase-antibody-in-untreated-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-correlates-with-24-hour-urine-protein-and-d-dimer
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M Li, J Li, J Wang, Y Li, P Yang
Objective The objective of this report is to evaluate the prevalence and clinico-serological correlations of anti-α-enolase antibody (Ab) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods Thirty-two untreated patients with SLE and 20 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were evaluated by rheumatologic examinations. The serum levels of anti-α-enolase Ab were measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Clinical, biochemical and serological markers of disease activity were measured by standard laboratory procedure...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727638/exertional-and-crossfit-induced-rhabdomyolysis
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Michelle Meyer, Sneha Sundaram, Ingeborg Schafhalter-Zoppoth
Few publications of exercise-induced rhabomyolysis currently exist in the medical literature besides case reports. However, this condition can be severe, resulting in hospitalization and IV fluid administration to prevent serious sequelae. This report describes a case of exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis caused by a CrossFit workout. A 31-year-old female presented with 2 days of bilateral upper extremity pain and soreness, which began 2 days after she completed a CrossFit workout. Workup revealed an elevated creatine phosphokinase (CPK) of 18 441 U/L, consistent with exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis, and elevated liver function tests and elevated D-dimer, although her renal function was normal...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722092/-predictive-factors-of-intestinal-necrosis-in-acute-mesenteric-vascular-occlusive-diseases
#7
Dafang Liu, Yingjiang Ye, Qiwei Xie, Mujun Yin, Xiaodong Yang, Bin Liang, Shan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive factors of intestinal necrosis in acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases and its significance for the timing of exploratory laparotomy. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 63 patients diagnosed as acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases at Peking University People's Hospital between July 1995 and June 2015. Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used to identify predictive factors for intestinal necrosis...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721832/biomarkers-associated-with-bleeding-risk-in-the-setting-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Skevos Sideris, Stefanos Archontakis, George Latsios, George Lazaros, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Manolis Vavuranakis, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Konstantinos Gatzoulis, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Background Prevention of thromboembolic disease, mainly stroke, with oral anticoagulants remains a major therapeutic goal in patients with atrial fibrillation. Unfortunately, despite the high efficacy, anticoagulant therapy is associated with a significant risk of, frequently catastrophic, hemorrhagic complications. Among different clinical and laboratory parameters related to an increased risk of bleeding, several biological markers have been recognized and various risk scores for bleeding have been developed...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721825/biomarkers-associated-with-stroke-risk-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Adam Ioannou, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Debbie Falconer, Onkar Rehal, Emma Sewart, Effimia Zacharia, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Gerasimos Siasos, Constantinos Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Atrial fibrillation is associated with increased risk for cardioembolic stroke. The risk of cardioembolism is not adequately reduced with the administration of oral anticoagulants, since a number of patients continue to experience thromboembolic events despite receiving anti-thrombotic treatment. Several biomarkers have been proposed to predict cardioembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Some of them are already used in the clinical practice, such as D-Dimers, Troponin and brain natriuretic peptide...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720601/a-case-of-progressive-orthopnoea-and-shoulder-pain-secondary-to-bilateral-diaphragmatic-paralysis
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Anna Herbert, Waseem Asrar Khan, Salem Madi
A 45-year-old man with a raised body mass index presented with an acute history of right lower chest pain and increasing breathlessness. C reactive protein, D dimer and cardiac echocardiography were negative, with mild bibasal atelectasis the only positive reported finding from erect chest X-ray and CT pulmonary angiogram. He was discharged with antibiotics for a chest infection. He remained severely breathless and was referred to the sleep-related breathing disorders clinic. He described shoulder pain, daytime tiredness and sleeping upright due to a ââ'¬Ëœsuffocatingââ'¬â"¢ sensation...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713869/association-of-anisocytosis-with-markers-of-immune-activation-and-exhaustion-in-treated-hiv
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Sadeer G Al-Kindi, David A Zidar, Grace A McComsey, Chris T Longenecker
BACKGROUND: Treated HIV infection is associated with heightened inflammation which can contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have previously shown that anisocytosis, as measured by red cell distribution width (RDW), is independently associated with prevalent CVD in people living with HIV (PLHIV). In this study, we sought to identify immune correlates of RDW in PLHIV receiving antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of 147 virally-suppressed PLHIV, who had LDL < 130 mg/dL and evidence of heightened inflammation, in a randomized trial of statin therapy...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713823/intracardiac-hemostasis-and-fibrinolysis-parameters-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Noémi Klára Tóth, Zoltán Csanádi, Orsolya Hajas, Alexandra Kiss, Edina Nagy-Baló, Kitti Bernadett Kovács, Ferenc Sarkady, László Muszbek, Zsuzsanna Bereczky, László Csiba, Zsuzsa Bagoly
AIMS: To identify intracardiac hemostasis or fibrinolysis abnormalities, which are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and increase the risk of thromboembolism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patient group consisted of 24 patients with AF and control group included 14 individuals with other supraventricular tachycardia undergoing transcatheter radiofrequency ablation. Blood samples were drawn from the femoral vein (FV), left atrium (LA), and left atrial appendage (LAA) before the ablation procedure...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712423/anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-three-months-after-myocardial-infarction-association-with-markers-of-coagulation-and-the-relevance-of-age
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Franziska Geiser, Anne Sarah Urbach, Ursula Harbrecht, Rupert Conrad, Bernd Pötzsch, Nele Amann, Katharina Kiesewetter, Alexandra Sieke, Kyra Wolffs, Dirk Skowasch
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety and depression are associated with an activation of coagulation and an impairment of fibrinolysis, which may contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk associated with the two disorders. However, very few studies have examined the impact of psychological distress on coagulation factors in coronary artery disease patients. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between anxiety/depression and factors of coagulation and fibrinolysis in patients who had suffered an acute MI three months prior...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710972/epidemiology-diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment-of-catheter-related-thrombosis-in-children-and-adults
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REVIEW
Lisa Baumann Kreuziger, Julie Jaffray, Marc Carrier
In this narrative review, the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention strategies, and management of catheter-related thrombosis are outlined. Central venous catheters have significantly improved the quality of life of patients requiring chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition, and chronic transfusions. Catheter-related thrombosis (CRT) complicates between 1-5% of inserted catheters, with incidence varying between patient population, catheter type, and vein cannulated. Strategies to prevent CRT, including anticoagulation and locking solutions, have largely been ineffective...
July 4, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707499/performance-of-wells-score-to-predict-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-endurance-athletes
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Amanda L Zaleski, Beth A Taylor, Linda S Pescatello, Paul D Thompson, Craig Denegar
INTRODUCTION: There are an increasing number of reports describing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) in otherwise healthy endurance athletes. The Wells score is the most commonly used clinical prediction rule to diagnose DVT/PE in clinical populations. However, the Wells score may have limited utility for recognition of DVT/PE in athletes, contributing to missed or delayed diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: We performed an analysis of the ability of the Wells score to identify DVT/PE events in athletes through a review of published case reports...
July 14, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703112/the-usefulness-of-d-dimer-in-diagnosis-and-prediction-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-abdominal-malignancy
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Marcin Kwietniak, Tariq Al-Amawi, Tomasz Błaszkowski, Violetta Sulżyc-Bielicka, Józef Kładny
THE AIM: of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of D-dimer evaluation in the diagnosis and prediction of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of lower extremities in patients operated on for abdominal tumors depending on the chosen cut-off point for this parameter. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 150 patients operated on for abdominal cancer in our department between October 2014 and June 2016. In these patients, concentration of D-dimer was determined, medical histories were taken, and physical examinations were performed...
June 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700164/-the-evolution-of-imaging-techniques-for-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary
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Helia Robert-Ebadi, Frédéric Glauser, Sara Manzocchi Besson, Marc Blondon, Fatima Mahhou-Sennouni, Marc Righini
Modern diagnostic strategies for pulmonary embolism (PE) rely on the sequential use of clinical probability assessment, D-dimer and thoracic imaging when necessary. Computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) has become the imaging modality of choice. Diagnostic strategies using CTPA are very safe for the diagnosis of PE and have been well validated in large prospective management outcome studies. With the widespread use of CTPA, concerns regarding radiation and overdiagnosis of PE have paved the way for investigating new diagnostic modalities...
December 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699088/sepsis-prediction-in-critically-ill-patients-by-platelet-activation-markers-on-icu-admission-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Nathalie Layios, Céline Delierneux, Alexandre Hego, Justine Huart, Christian Gosset, Christelle Lecut, Nathalie Maes, Pierre Geurts, Arnaud Joly, Patrizio Lancellotti, Adelin Albert, Pierre Damas, André Gothot, Cécile Oury
BACKGROUND: Platelets have been involved in both immune surveillance and host defense against severe infection. To date, whether platelet phenotype or other hemostasis components could be associated with predisposition to sepsis in critical illness remains unknown. The aim of this work was to identify platelet markers that could predict sepsis occurrence in critically ill injured patients. METHODS: This single-center, prospective, observational, 7-month study was based on a cohort of 99 non-infected adult patients admitted to ICUs for elective cardiac surgery, trauma, acute brain injury, and post-operative prolonged ventilation and followed up during ICU stay...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698333/research-protocol-for-platelets-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-observational-case-controlled-feasibility-study-to-assess-coagulation-and-platelet-function-abnormalities-with-rotem-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-pohcar
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Agnieszka Skorko, Matthew Thomas, Andrew Mumford, Thomas Johnson, Elinor Griffiths, Rosemary Greenwood, Jonathan Benger
INTRODUCTION: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has an annual incidence of approximately 60 000 in the UK. Less than 10% of those who receive resuscitation survive to hospital discharge. For OHCA of a presumed cardiac cause, the optimal antiplatelet therapy is currently unknown. Previous studies indicate that a procoagulopathic state exists postcardiac arrest which may contribute to the formation of thrombi and contribute to poor outcomes. However, the administration of antiplatelet therapies needs to be balanced against the increased risk of bleeding that these individuals face...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698258/comparison-of-fatal-or-irreversible-events-with-extended-duration-betrixaban-versus-standard-dose-enoxaparin-in-acutely-ill-medical-patients-an-apex-trial-substudy
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C Michael Gibson, Serge Korjian, Gerald Chi, Yazan Daaboul, Purva Jain, Douglas Arbetter, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Russel Hull, Adrian F Hernandez, Renato D Lopes, Alex Gold, Alexander T Cohen, Robert A Harrington
BACKGROUND: Extended-duration betrixaban showed a significant reduction in venous thromboembolism in the APEX trial (Acute Medically Ill VTE Prevention With Extended Duration Betrixaban Study). Given the variable clinical impact of different efficacy and safety events, one approach to assess net clinical outcomes is to include only those events that are either fatal or cause irreversible harm. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a post hoc analysis of the APEX trial-a multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial comparing extended-duration betrixaban versus standard-of-care enoxaparin...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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