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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163728/results-of-a-quality-improvement-project-aimed-at-eliminating-healthcare-waste-by-changing-medical-resident-test-ordering-behavior
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Sushilkumar Satish Gupta, Radhika Voleti, Vimbai Nyemba, Selma Demir, Olaoluwatomi Lamikanra, Nomsa Musemwa, Angela Saverimuthu, Kamaldeen Agoro, Robert D Kalter, Peter Homel, Melvyn Hecht, Lawrence B Wolf, Edward K Chapnick, Michael G Kantrowitz, Stephan L Kamholz
Background: In light of rising healthcare costs and evidence of inefficient use of medical resources, there is growing interest in reducing healthcare waste by clinicians. Unwarranted lab tests may lead to further tests, prolonged hospital stays, unnecessary referrals and procedures, patient discomfort, and iatrogenic anemia, resulting in significant economic and clinical effects. Blood tests are essential in guiding medical decisions, but they are also associated with significant financial and clinical costs...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162399/laboratory-assessment-of-activated-protein-c-resistance-factor-v-leiden-and-performance-characteristics-of-a-new-quantitative-assay
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REVIEW
Jean Amiral, Anne Marie Vissac, Jerard Seghatchian
Activated Protein C Resistance is mainly associated to a factor V mutation (RQ506), which induces a deficient inactivation of activated factor V by activated protein C, and is associated to an increased risk of venous and arterial thrombosis in affected individuals, caused by the prolonged activated factor V survival. Its prevalence is mainly in Caucasians (about 5%), and this mutation is absent in Africans and Asians. Presence of Factor V-Leiden is usually evidenced with clotting methods, using a two-step APTT assay performed without or with APC: prolongation of blood coagulation time is decreased if this factor is present...
November 14, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151416/-short-term-deep-sedation-strategy-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zhuheng Wang, Chunzhi Shi, Liping Sun, Qinghua Guo, Wei Qiao, Guanhua Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of short-term deep sedation strategy in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) after surgery. METHODS: A perspective, randomized, parallel-group study was conducted. Adult patients with spontaneous ICH and undergoing craniotomy admitted to Daxing Teaching Hospital of Capital Medical University from December 2015 to November 2016 were enrolled. The patients who received surgery were randomly divided into a short-term deep sedation and a slight and middle sedation group...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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/29142540/clinical-audit-of-dengue-related-deaths-in-2011-mayo-hospital-lahore-pakistan
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Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Mehreen Mehmood, Sajid Abaidullah
Background and Objective: Dengue infection has evolved into an epidemic during last few years in Pakistan and has been associated with poor outcomes. Literature with respect to mortality risk factors in Dengue infection is not sufficient. This compelled us to conduct this study to find out major contributory factors to death in patients with dengue viral infection at one of Asia's ancient hospital setting with an aim to recognize complications at earliest and improve case management in future...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136093/overuse-of-preoperative-laboratory-coagulation-testing-and-abo-blood-typing-a-french-national-study
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H Beloeil, D Ruchard, N Drewniak, S Molliex, Hugh C Hemmings
Background: Following publication of guidelines on routine preoperative tests, the French Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (SFAR), in association with French national public health insurance, conducted a survey to evaluate adherence to guidelines and the economic consequences. Methods: Using the French Hospital Discharge Database and National Health Insurance Information system, tests performed during the 30 days before surgery were analysed for two situations: (1) standard laboratory coagulation tests and ABO blood typing in children able to walk and scheduled for tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy; and (2) ABO blood typing in adults before laparoscopic cholecystectomy, thyroidectomy, lumbar discectomy or breast surgery...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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/29126686/transfusion-threshold-of-hemoglobin-80-g-l-is-comparable-to-100-g-l-in-terms-of-bleeding-in-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Antti Laine, Tomi Niemi, Alexey Schramko
OBJECTIVE: Anemia is common after cardiac surgery and, according to some suggestive evidence, may be associated with increased bleeding, other morbidity, and mortality. However, transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) may cause adverse effects and increase cost. The authors hypothesized that the restrictive hemoglobin threshold (Hb of 80 g/L) may aggravate bleeding more than the higher Hb threshold (Hb 100 g/L). DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial. TYPE OF HOSPITAL: University Hospital of Helsinki, Finland...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126301/coagulation-testing-in-the-core-laboratory
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William E Winter, Sherri D Flax, Neil S Harris
Primary hemostasis begins with endothelial injury. VWF, produced by endothelial cells, binds to platelets and links them to subendothelial collagen. Platelet-derived ADP and thromboxane activate non-adhered platelets via their GPIIb/IIIa receptors, allowing these platelets to participate in platelet aggregation. Secondary hemostasis is initiated with the binding of factor VII to extravascular tissue factor (TF). Factors II, VII, IX and X are vitamin K-dependent factors. The role of vitamin K is to assist in the addition of gamma carboxylate groups to glutamic acids in the "GLA" domains of these factors...
November 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125171/nanomechanical-clinical-coagulation-diagnostics-and-monitoring-of-therapies
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Francesco Padovani, James Duffy, Martin Hegner
Clinical coagulation diagnostics often requires multiple tests. Coagulation times are a first indication of an abnormal coagulation process, such as a coagulation factor deficiency. To determine the specific deficient factor, additional immuno- and/or enzyme assays are necessary. Currently, every clinical laboratory has to normalize their assays (international normalized ratio, INR), and therefore, certain variability within the clinical analytics exists. We report a novel strategy for a quick, reliable and quantitative diagnosis of blood coagulation diseases (e...
November 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102986/association-between-coagulation-function-and-patients-with-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-a-5-year-retrospective-case-control-study
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Shengjie Li, Yanting Gao, Mingxi Shao, Binghua Tang, Wenjun Cao, Xinghuai Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between coagulation function and patients with primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG). DESIGN: A retrospective, hospital-based, case-control study. SETTING: Shanghai, China. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1778 subjects were recruited from the Eye & ENT Hospital of Fudan University from January 2010 to December 2015, including patients with PACG (male=296; female=569) and control subjects (male=290; female=623)...
November 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095761/molecular-diagnosis-of-factor-xiii-deficiency-data-from-comprehensive-coagulation-laboratory-in-iran
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Maryam Gheidishahran, Akbar Dorgalaleh, Shadi Tabibian, Mahmood Shams, Esmaeil Sanei Moghaddam, Sohaila Khosravi, Majid Naderi, Sara Kahraze, Fereshte Lotfi, Ahmad Kazeme, Majid Safa
: Diagnosis of factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency (FXIIID) as a rare bleeding disorder is a challenge worldwide. Thus, in the present study, we used different methods including two molecular methods for detection of FXIIID. This study was conducted on individuals suspected to FXIIID. All individuals were checked by two routinely used methods of clot solubility test in Iran and two other clot solubility tests as well as FXIII activity and antigen assays. Molecular analysis was performed by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and tetra-primer amplification refractory mutation system (T-ARMS)-PCR for only FXIIID mutation in southeast Iran (p...
November 1, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089178/effect-of-anticoagulants-on-162-circulating-immune-related-proteins-in-healthy-subjects
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Rianne C Scholman, Barbara Giovannone, Sanne Hiddingh, Jenny M Meerding, Beatriz Malvar Fernandez, Mariska E A van Dijk, Mariëlle J Tempelman, Berent J Prakken, Wilco de Jager
Diagnosis of complex disease and response to treatment is often associated with multiple indicators, both clinical and laboratorial. With the use of biomarkers, various mechanisms have been unraveled which can lead to better and faster diagnosis, predicting and monitoring of response to treatment and new drug development. With the introduction of multiplex technology for immunoassays and the growing awareness of the role of immune-monitoring during new therapeutic interventions it is now possible to test large numbers of soluble mediators in small sample volumes...
October 28, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076371/ammonia-concentrations-in-canine-whole-blood-edta-anticoagulated-whole-blood-and-plasma-measured-by-use-of-a-point-of-care-ammonia-meter
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Adesola Odunayo, Karen M Tobias, Chika C Okafor, Bente Flatland
OBJECTIVE To investigate the use of canine whole blood (WB) for measurement of ammonia concentration by use of a point-of-care ammonia meter and to compare results of measuring ammonia concentrations in WB, EDTA-anticoagulated WB, and plasma. ANIMALS 40 client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES A blood sample (2 mL) was obtained from each dog. One drop of WB was immediately applied to a test strip for evaluation with an ammonia meter. The remainder of the blood sample was placed in an EDTA-containing tube, and 1 drop of EDTA-anticoagulated WB was applied to a test strip...
November 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056494/clustered-interventions-to-reduce-inappropriate-duplicate-laboratory-tests-in-an-irish-tertiary-hospital
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Hugh Brady, Laura Piggott, Suzanne S Dunne, Nuala H O'Connell, Colum P Dunne
BACKGROUND: There is increasing emphasis on understanding the rate, and avoidable costs, of inappropriate laboratory testing in hospitals, especially associated with duplication of tests following transfer of patients from one hospital to another. While studies of inappropriate testing have been reported previously, there are no published data relevant to Ireland. AIMS: To determine the baseline rate of inappropriate testing for a subset of clinical parameters, specifically, full blood counts (FBC), biochemistry profiles (Bio) and coagulation (Coag) screens for geriatric patients transferring to and from University Hospital Limerick (UHL)...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043982/preanalytical-influence-of-pneumatic-tube-delivery-system-on-results-of-routine-biochemistry-and-haematology-analysis
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Morgane Petit, Louis Mine, Tiffany Pascreau, Chantal Brouzes, Sandrine Majoux, Delphine Borgel, Jean-Louis Beaudeux, Dominique Lasne, Carole Hennequin
Pneumatic tube delivery system (PTS) enables to reduce considerably turnaround times. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of the PTS on the quality of routine biochemical and hematological tests in our laboratory. Blood samples from 6 hospitalized patients and 8 healthy volunteers were analyzed. Blood samples were delivered to the laboratory by a PTS and by a human courier. We performed the following analysis: ionized calcium, sodium, potassium, lactate deshydrogenase (LDH), aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT), arterial blood gas, complete blood count and coagulation test as prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, factors V and VIII...
October 18, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027774/rational-approach-to-transfusion-in-liver-transplantation
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Fuat H Saner, Lasitha Abeysundara, Matthias Hartmann, Susan V Mallett
For over 50 years patients with liver cirrhosis were considered to be at markedly increased risk of bleeding. This dogma was seemingly supported by abnormalities in standard laboratory tests (SLTs), such as the prothrombin time, that were interpreted as indicating a bleeding diathesis. However, publications from the last decade have revealed SLTs to be poor predictors of bleeding and it is now understood that stable patients with cirrhosis have a rebalanced haemostatic system and preserved thrombin generation...
October 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027765/factor-xiii-deficiency-diagnosis-challenges-and-tools
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REVIEW
M Karimi, F Peyvandi, M Naderi, A Shapiro
Factor XIII deficiency (FXIIID) is a rare hereditary bleeding disorder arising from heterogeneous mutations, which can lead to life-threatening hemorrhage. The diagnosis of FXIIID is challenging due to normal standard coagulation assays requiring specific FXIII assays for diagnosis, which is especially difficult in developing countries. This report presents an overview of FXIIID diagnosis and laboratory methods and suggests an algorithm to improve diagnostic efficiency and prevent missed or delayed FXIIID diagnosis...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026499/comparison-between-homocysteine-fibrinogen-pt-ptt-inr-and-crp-in-male-smokers-with-without-addiction-to-opium
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Nahid Azdaki, Mahmood Zardast, Gholamreza Anani-Sarab, Hamid Abdorrazaghnaejad, Mohammad Reza Ghasemian, Amin Saburi
BACKGROUND: Regarding the limited studies about effects of addiction on coagulation factors as a risk factor for increasing coagulation, and its relation to coronary artery disease, we decided to investigate the effect of opium on inflammatory and coagulation factors in a controlled setting. METHODS: This case-control study was performed using two groups of smoking males addicted to opium (27 cases) and not addicted to opium (27 cases). After collecting demographic data, venous blood samples were gathered and sent to laboratory for measuring homocysteine, fibrinogen, prothrombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time (PTT), International Normalized Ratio (INR), and C-reactive protein (CRP) quantity...
January 2017: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026409/hemostasis-in-hypothyroidism-and-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders
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REVIEW
Arash Ordookhani, Kenneth D Burman
CONTEXT: There are contradictory results on the effect of hypothyroidism on the changes in hemostasis. Inadequate population-based studies limited their clinical implications, mainly on the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This paper reviews the studies on laboratory and population-based findings regarding hemostatic changes and risk of VTE in hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroid disorders. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive literature search was conducted employing MEDLINE database...
April 2017: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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