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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538325/heart-rate-variability-discriminates-competitive-levels-in-professional-soccer-players
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Riccardo Proietti, Selenia di Fronso, Lucas A Pereira, Laura Bortoli, Claudio Robazza, Fabio Y Nakamura, Maurizio Bertollo
Proietti, R, di Fronso, S, Pereira, LA, Bortoli, L, Robazza, C, Nakamura, FY, and Bertollo, M. Heart rate variability discriminates competitive levels in professional soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1719-1725, 2017-Heart rate variability (HRV) has been increasingly used to monitor team sports athletes. Besides the traditional time domain indices (i.e., the SD of successive RR intervals [SDNN] and the root mean square difference of successive normal RR intervals [RMSSD]), recently the use of the stress score (SS), which is an inverse function of the SD2 index derived from the Poincaré plot, and the sympathetic/parasympathetic ratio (S/PS) to monitor soccer players has been proposed...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537975/reduced-requirement-for-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-the-restoration-of-thrombin-generation-in-plasma-from-liver-transplant-recipients
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Ezeldeen Abuelkasem, Shaheer Hasan, Michael A Mazzeffi, Raymond M Planinsic, Tetsuro Sakai, Kenichi A Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Plasma transfusion remains the mainstay hemostatic therapy during liver transplantation (LT) in most countries. However, a large volume is required for plasma to achieve clinically relevant factor increases. Prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) is a low-volume alternative to plasma in warfarin reversal, but its efficacy has not been well studied in LT. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 28 LT patients at baseline (T0) and 30 minutes after graft reperfusion (T1)...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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/28532651/suboptimal-anticoagulant-management-in-japanese-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-receiving-warfarin-for-stroke-prevention
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Teruyuki Hirano, Hirokazu Kaneko, Sari Mishina, Feng Wang, Satoshi Morita
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, with increasing prevalence in Japan. Although prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) targets for monitoring warfarin therapy in patients with nonvalvular AF (NVAF) are well defined, real-world patient characteristics and PT-INR levels remain unknown among Japanese patients with NVAF who initiate and continue warfarin (warfarin maintainers) versus those who switch from warfarin to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs; warfarin switchers)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530848/splanchnic-thoracoabdominal-and-cerebral-blood-flow-volumes-in-healthy-children-and-young-adults-in-fasting-and-postprandial-states-determining-reference-ranges-by-using-phase-contrast-mr-imaging
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Prakash Muthusami, Shi-Joon Yoo, Rajiv Chaturvedi, Navjot Gill, Jonathan Windram, Daryl Schantz, Milan Prsa, Pablo Caro-Dominguez, Mike Seed, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Simon C Ling, Govind B Chavhan
Purpose To estimate reference ranges for blood flow volume (BFV) in major splanchnic, thoracoabdominal, and neck vessels by using phase-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in children and young adults in fasting and postprandial states. Materials and Methods In this institutional research ethics board-approved prospective study, healthy volunteers underwent phase-contrast MR imaging in a fasting state and again after a standardized meal. BFV values were reported as medians and ranges, and postmeal to premeal BFV ratios were calculated...
May 22, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530772/characteristics-of-the-injuries-of-syrian-refugees-sustained-during-the-civil-war
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Betül Kocamer Şimşek, Mehmet Dokur, Erdal Uysal, Necdet Çalıker, Oruç Numan Gökçe, İbrahim Kürşat Deniz, Murat Uğur, Murat Geyik, Mehmet Kaya, Güner Dağlı
BACKGROUND: During a war, many civilians are severely injured by firearms, bombs, and shrapnel. The triage of war injuries involves difficult and complicated processes requiring surgical procedures and patient monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of hospitals. In this study, we examine the demographic, traumatic, and critical care characteristics of cases injured during the civil war in Syria and requiring emergency surgery. METHODS: Electronic data of the traumatic, surgical, and ICU monitoring features of 707 patients admitted to Kilis Public Hospital between March 2012 and January 2013 were analyzed retrospectively RESULTS: Most of the patients reported having been injured due to firearms (83...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530526/warfarin-management-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-within-an-integrated-health-care-system
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JaeJin An, Fang Niu, Chengyi Zheng, Nazia Rashid, Robert A Mendes, Diana Dills, Lien Vo, Prianka Singh, Amanda Bruno, Daniel T Lang, Paul T Le, Kristin P Jazdzewski, Gustavus Aranda
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is a common treatment option to manage patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in clinical practice. Understanding current pharmacist-led anticoagulation clinic management patterns and associated outcomes is important for quality improvement; however, currently little evidence associating outcomes with management patterns exists. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe warfarin management patterns and (b) evaluate associations between warfarin treatment and clinical outcomes for patients with NVAF in an integrated health care system...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526929/analytical-management-of-patients-undergoing-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-could-have-a-strong-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-a-follow-up-study
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Vincenzo De Iuliis, Sebastiano Ursi, Gianfranco Vitullo, Irma Griffo, Antonio Marino, Marika Caruso, Francesco Cipollone, Sabrina Capodifoglio, Veronica Breda, Elena Toniato, Alfonso Pennelli, Pio Conti, Stefano Martinotti
INTRODUCTION: Oral anticoagulant therapy, such as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), is prominent for the prevention of cerebral ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and all-cause mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism, and mechanical or biological valve. VKA treatment requires monitoring of the international normalized ratio (INR) in order to maintain it in a therapeutic range, avoiding side effects, the main and most significant of which is bleeding. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the event rates of several clinical composite outcomes, such as bleeding, thromboembolic events, and all-cause death...
May 19, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526174/twist-buckling-of-veins-under-torsional-loading
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Justin R Garcia, Arnav Sanyal, Fatemeh Fatemifar, Mohammad Mottahedi, Hai-Chao Han
Veins are often subjected to torsion and twisted veins can hinder and disrupt normal blood flow but their mechanical behavior under torsion is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the twist deformation and buckling behavior of veins under torsion. Twist buckling tests were performed on porcine internal jugular veins (IJVs) and human great saphenous veins (GSVs) at various axial stretch ratio and lumen pressure conditions to determine their critical buckling torques and critical buckling twist angles...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525318/evaluation-of-genotype-guided-acenocoumarol-dosing-algorithms-in-russian-patients
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Dmitriy Alexeyevich Sychev, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Rozhkov, Anna Viktorovna Ananichuk, Ruslan Evgenyevich Kazakov
BACKGROUND: Acenocoumarol dose is normally determined via step-by-step adjustment process based on International Normalized Ratio (INR) measurements. During this time, the risk of adverse reactions is especially high. Several genotype-based acenocoumarol dosing algorithms have been created to predict ideal doses at the start of anticoagulant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine dosing algorithms were selected through a literature search. These were evaluated using a cohort of 63 patients with atrial fibrillation receiving acenocoumarol therapy...
May 17, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524005/rivaroxaban-metabolism-pharmacologic-properties-and-drug-interactions
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Tomas Kvasnicka, Ivana Malikova, Zuzana Zenahlikova, Karolína Kettnerova, Radka Brzezkova, Tomas Zima, Jan Ulrych, Jan Briza, Ivan Netuka, Jan Kvasnicka
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban represents a selective direct inhibitor of activated coagulation factor X (FXa) having peroral bioavailability and prompt onset of action. OBJECTIVE: The absorbtion of rivaroxaban is quick, reaching maximum plasma concentration 2-4 hours following its administration. Peroral bioavailability is high (80-100 %) and pharmacokinetic variability is considered to be moderate (coefficient of variation 30-40 %). This review discusses the properties, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics and clinical indications of rivaroxaban...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522587/preclinical-evaluation-of-medi0641-a-pyrrolobenzodiazepine-conjugated-antibody-drug-conjugate-targeting-5t4
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Jay Harper, Christopher Lloyd, Nazzareno Dimasi, Dorin Toader, Rose Marwood, Leeanne Lewis, David Bannister, Jelena Jovanovic, Ryan Fleming, Francois d'Hooge, Shenlan Mao, Allison M Marrero, Martin Korade, Patrick Strout, Linda Xu, Cui Chen, Leslie Wetzel, Shannon Breen, Lilian van Vlerken-Ysla, Sanjoo Jalla, Marlon Rebelatto, Helen Zhong, Elaine M Hurt, Mary Jane Hinrichs, Keven Huang, Philip W Howard, David A Tice, Robert E Hollingsworth, Ronald Herbst, Adeela Kamal
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are used to selectively deliver cytotoxic agents to tumors and have the potential for increased clinical benefit to cancer patients. 5T4 is an oncofetal antigen overexpressed on the cell surface in many carcinomas on both bulk tumor cells as well as cancer stem cells (CSCs), has very limited normal tissue expression, and can internalize when bound by an antibody. An anti-5T4 antibody was identified and optimized for efficient binding and internalization in a target-specific manner, and engineered cysteines were incorporated into the molecule for site-specific conjugation...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522144/viscoelastic-tissue-plasminogen-activator-challenge-predicts-massive-transfusion-in-15-minutes
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Hunter B Moore, Ernest E Moore, Michael P Chapman, Benjamin R Huebner, Peter M Einersen, Solimon Oushy, Christopher C Silliman, Anirban Banerjee, Angela Sauaia
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy is associated with massive transfusion in trauma, yet most clinical scores to predict this end point do not incorporate coagulation assays. Previous work has identified that shock increases circulating tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). When tPA levels saturate endogenous inhibitors, systemic hyperfibrinolysis can occur. Therefore, the addition of tPA to a patient's blood sample could stratify a patients underlying degree of shock and early coagulation changes to predict progression to massive transfusion...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515853/qt-prolongation-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-end-stage-liver-disease
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Sun Moon Kim, Bennet George, Diego Alcivar-Franco, Charles L Campbell, Richard Charnigo, Brian Delisle, Jonathan Hundley, Yousef Darrat, Gustavo Morales, Samy-Claude Elayi, Alison L Bailey
AIM: To determine the prevalence of QT prolongation in a large series of end stage liver disease (ESLD) patients and its association to clinical variables and mortality. METHODS: The QT interval was measured and corrected for heart rate for each patient, with a prolonged QT cutoff defined as QT > 450 ms for males and QT > 470 ms for females. Multiple clinical variables were evaluated including sex, age, serum sodium, international normalized ratio, creatinine, total bilirubin, beta-blocker use, Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD), MELD-Na, and etiology of liver disease...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515748/effects-of-propolis-on-warfarin-efficacy
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Esin Akbay, Çiğdem Özenirler, Ömür Gençay Çelemli, Ahmet Baris Durukan, Mehmet Ali Onur, Kadriye Sorkun
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin is commonly used to avoid thromboembolism, predominantly for cardiovascular pathologies. However, the consumption of several herbal products is not permitted during its use due to the associated interactions. Propolis is a popular phytotherapy product made by honey bees. The use of propolis has been dramatically increasing in recent times. AIM: To evaluate the possible interactions between propolis and warfarin in a mouse model with determination of the international normalized ratio (INR) values...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511674/predictors-of-fifty-days-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-culture-negative-neutrocytic-ascites
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Chinmaya Kumar Bal, Vikram Bhatia, Ripu Daman
BACKGROUND: Culture negative neutrocytic ascites is a variant of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. But there are conflicting reports regarding the mortality associated with culture negativeneutrocytic ascites. Therefore we aim to determine the predictors of mortality associated with culture negativeneutrocytic ascites in a larger sample population. METHODS: We analysed 170 patients consecutively admitted to intensive care unit with diagnosis of culture negative neutrocytic ascites...
May 16, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510807/incidence-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips-according-to-its-severity-and-temporal-grading-classification
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Paolo Fonio, Andrea Discalzi, Marco Calandri, Andrea Doriguzzi Breatta, Laura Bergamasco, Silvia Martini, Antonio Ottobrelli, Dorico Righi, Giovanni Gandini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate hepatic encephalopathy (HE) incidence after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and classify by gravity and frequency. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 75 patients with no previous episodes of HE who underwent TIPS between 2008 and 2014 with clinical follow-up after 6 and 12 months. Patient risk factors evaluated include age, INR (international normalized ratio), creatinine, bilirubin, and MELD score (Model for End-of-stage Liver Disease)...
May 16, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509880/analysis-of-different-approaches-for-the-selection-of-reference-genes-in-rt-qpcr-experiments-a-case-study-in-skeletal-muscle-of-growing-mice
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Verónica G Piazza, Andrzej Bartke, Johanna G Miquet, Ana I Sotelo
The reliability of reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) results in gene expression studies depends on the approaches used to account for non-biological variations. In order to find a proper normalization strategy for the study of genes related to growth hormone signaling in skeletal muscle of growing mice, nine unrelated genes were evaluated as internal controls. According to the most used algorithms-geNorm, the Comparative ΔCq method, NormFinder and BestKeeper-GSK3B, YWHAZ, RPL13A and RN18S were found as the most stable...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506447/effects-of-continuous-use-of-probiotics-before-liver-transplantation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Michał Grąt, Karolina M Wronka, Zbigniew Lewandowski, Karolina Grąt, Maciej Krasnodębski, Jan Stypułkowski, Wacław Hołówko, Łukasz Masior, Irena Kosińska, Michał Wasilewicz, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Sławomir Rejowski, Emil Bik, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Although there is increasing evidence for the benefits of probiotics in patients with liver diseases, data on the benefits of pre-LT administration of probiotics are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of continuous administration of probiotics before liver transplantation (LT) on pre- and post-transplant patient outcomes. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial adult cirrhotic patients listed for LT received a 4-strain probiotic preparation or placebo daily from enrollment until LT...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503837/efficacy-of-protocol-based-pharmacotherapy-management-on-anticoagulation-with-warfarin-for-patients-with-cardiovascular-surgery
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Y Katada, S Nakagawa, K Minakata, M Odaka, H Taue, Y Sato, A Yonezawa, Y Kayano, I Yano, T Nakatsu, K Sakamoto, K Uehara, H Sakaguchi, K Yamazaki, K Minatoya, R Sakata, K Matsubara
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulation therapy with warfarin requires periodic monitoring of prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) and adequate dose adjustments based on the data to minimize the risk of bleeding and thromboembolic events. In our hospital, we have developed protocol-based pharmaceutical care, which we called protocol-based pharmacotherapy management (PBPM), for warfarin therapy. The protocol requires pharmacists to manage timing of blood sampling for measuring PT-INR and warfarin dosage determination based on an algorithm...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
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