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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431870/the-effect-of-hypertonic-saline-and-mannitol-on-coagulation-in-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
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Haifeng Wang, Hongshi Cao, Xiaohong Zhang, Liang Ge, Li Bie
BACKGROUND: Hyperosmolar therapy, using either hypertonic saline (HTS) or mannitol (MT), is considered the treatment of choice for intracranial hypertension, a disorder characterized by high intracranial pressure (ICP). However, hyperosmolar agents have been postulated to impair coagulation and platelet function. The aim of this study was to identify whether HTS and MT could affect coagulation in moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. METHODS: In this prospective and randomized double-blind study, we included adult patients with moderate TBI...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431860/predictive-value-of-perfusion-defects-on-dual-energy-cta-in-the-absence-of-thromboembolic-clots
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Richard A P Takx, Thomas Henzler, U Joseph Schoepf, Thomas Germann, Stefan O Schoenberg, Aysel Shirinova, Ralf W Bauer, Claudia Frellesen, Long Jiang Zhang, John W Nance, Christian Fink, Paul Apfaltrer
BACKGROUND: To determine the predictive value of volumetrically measured lung perfusion defects (PDvol) and right ventricular dysfunction on dual-energy computed tomography angiography (DE-CTA) for predicting all cause mortality in patients suspected of pulmonary embolism (PE) but without evident thromboembolic clot on CTA. METHODS: 448 patients underwent DE-CTA on a 64-channel DSCT system between January 2007 and December 2012 for suspected PE, of which 115 were without detectable thromboembolic clot on CTA...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430966/decreased-thromboembolic-stroke-but-not-atherosclerosis-or-vascular-remodeling-in-mice-with-rock2-deficient-platelets
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Nikola Sladojevic, Goo Taeg Oh, Hyung-Hwan Kim, Lea M Beaulieu, Hervé Falet, Karol Kaminski, Jane E Freedman, James K Liao
Aims: Rho-associated coiled-coil containing kinase (ROCK)-2 is an important mediator of the actin cytoskeleton. Because changes in the actin cytoskeleton are critical for platelet function, we hypothesized that ROCK2 in platelets will play important role in thrombosis and can be potentially a target for therapeutic intervention in thromboembolic stroke. Methods and Results: We generated platelet-specific ROCK2-deficient mice (ROCK2 Plt-/- ) from conditional ROCK2 fl°x/fl°x and platelet factor (PF)-4-Cre transgenic mice...
April 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430296/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-the-outcome-of-surgical-patients-receiving-extracorporeal-devices-vv-ecmo-pecla-for-respiratory-failure
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Justyna Swol, Dirk Buchwald, Justus T Strauch, Thomas A Schildhauer, Christopher Ull
INTRODUCTION: To determine whether obese surgical patients are at a significant disadvantage in terms of outcomes after extracorporeal device (ECD) support, such as veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) or pumpless extracorporeal lung assist (pECLA), for respiratory failure, the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and hospital outcomes was analyzed. METHODS: This retrospective study included data on patients who were supported with an ECD between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2014...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429138/prothrombotic-state-in-asthma-is-related-to-increased-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-il-6-and-tnf%C3%AE-in-peripheral-blood
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Stanislawa Bazan-Socha, Lucyna Mastalerz, Agnieszka Cybulska, Lech Zareba, Romy Kremers, Michal Zabczyk, Grazyna Pulka, Teresa Iwaniec, Coenraad Hemker, Anetta Undas
Recently, we have reported that asthma is associated with enhanced plasma thrombin formation and impaired fibrinolysis. The mechanisms underlying the prothrombotic state in this disease are unknown. Our aim was to investigate whether prothrombotic alterations in asthmatics are associated with inflammation. We studied 164 adult, white, stable asthmatics and 72 controls matched for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and smoking. Plasma tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), interleukin (IL)-6, and serum periostin were evaluated using ELISAs, and their associations with thrombin generation, fibrinolytic capacity, expressed as clot lysis time (CLT), and platelet markers were later analyzed...
April 20, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428348/predictors-of-the-aspiration-component-success-of-a-direct-aspiration-first-pass-technique-adapt-for-the-endovascular-treatment-of-stroke-reperfusion-strategy-in-anterior-circulation-acute-stroke
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Raphaël Blanc, Hocine Redjem, Gabriele Ciccio, Stanislas Smajda, Jean-Philippes Desilles, Eliane Orng, Guillaume Taylor, Elodie Drumez, Robert Fahed, Julien Labreuche, Mikael Mazighi, Bertrand Lapergue, Michel Piotin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The technique of a direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT) for the endovascular treatment of stroke has been reported to be fast, safe, and effective for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The aim of this study is to determine the preoperative factors that affect success of the aspiration component of the technique in ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation. METHODS: We enrolled all 347 consecutive patients with anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke admitted for mechanical thrombectomy at our institution from August 2013 to October 2015 and treated by ADAPT for the endovascular treatment of stroke...
April 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422416/clot-wave-analysis-and-thromboembolic-score-in-liver-cirrhosis-two-opposing-phenomena
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M F Ruberto, O Sorbello, A Civolani, D Barcellona, L Demelia, F Marongiu
INTRODUCTION: Prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) are abnormal but unreliable in cirrhotic patients to express their risk of bleeding. However, these patients may also suffer from thrombotic episodes. In order to investigate the dynamics of the formation of fibrin, the clot waveform analysis (CWA) of aPTT was studied together with a score for the evaluation of the thromboembolic risk. METHODS: CWA in terms of velocity (1st derivative), acceleration (2nd derivatives) and density (Delta) of aPTT and the Padua Prediction Score (PPS) for venous thromboembolism were studied in 191 cirrhotic patients...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415521/effect-of-halloysite-nanotubes-on-the-structure-and-function-of-important-multiple-blood-components
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Keke Wu, Ru Feng, Yanpeng Jiao, Changren Zhou
Many researchers have investigated the application of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) in biomedicine, because of their special nanoscale hollow tubular structure. Although the cytocompatibility of HNTs has been studied, their blood compatibility has not been systematically investigated. In this work, the effect of HNTs on the structure and function of different blood components has been studied, including the morphology and hemolysis of red blood cells (RBCs). Based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations, optical density test and flow cytometry analysis, we found that HNTs can affect the morphology and membrane integrity of RBCs in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) in a content-dependent way...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414934/blood-clot-parameters-thromboelastography-and-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-research-and-clinical-practice
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Etheresia Pretorius, Albe C Swanepoel, Sulette DeVilliers, Janette Bester
BACKGROUND: Clotting parameters are informative of overall haematological healthiness of an individual. Particularly, clotting parameters can be used as a measure of the degree of pathology of the coagulation system. Thromboelastography (TEG) is a well-known technique that is an important point-of-care method, as well as research method. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is a novel research method, but with possible clinical application. However, there are no clear standardized guidelines for TEG and SEM result interpretation...
April 11, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414123/anti-factor-xa-activities-of-zingerone-with-anti-platelet-aggregation-activity
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Wonhwa Lee, Sae-Kwang Ku, Mi-Ae Kim, Jong-Sup Bae
Zingerone (ZGR), a phenolic alkanone found in Zingiber officinale, has been reported to have various pharmacological activities such as anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and protecting myocardial infarction and irritable bowel disorder. The aim was to identify the unreported bioactive anti-factor Xa (FXa) and anti-platelet activities of ZGR. ZGR was evaluated for their anti-FXa and anti-platelet aggregation properties by monitoring clotting time, platelet aggregation, FXa activity and production, and thrombus formation...
April 13, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411285/monitoring-of-hypercoagulability-by-thromboelastography-in-bariatric-surgery
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Kristina Kupcinskiene, Darius Trepenaitis, Ruta Petereit, Juozas Kupcinskas, Rita Gudaityte, Almantas Maleckas, Andrius Macas
BACKGROUND Obesity is known as a major risk factor for postoperative vein thrombosis. Thromboelastography (TEG) is used to monitor viscoelastic features of blood clots. The aim of this study was to determine hypercoagulable states in patients undergoing bariatric surgery and to assess dynamics of coagulation parameters in the perioperative setting using TEG. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 60 consecutive patients undergoing bariatric surgery. TEG alterations were assessed at 4 time points: at baseline, after the surgery, and on postoperative day 1 (POD1) and 2 (POD2)...
April 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410617/treatment-with-high-dose-n-3-pufas-has-no-effect-on-platelet-function-coagulation-metabolic-status-or-inflammation-in-patients-with-atherosclerosis-and-type-2-diabetes
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Malgorzata Poreba, Magdalena Mostowik, Aleksander Siniarski, Renata Golebiowska-Wiatrak, Krzysztof Piotr Malinowski, Maciej Haberka, Ewa Konduracka, Jadwiga Nessler, Anetta Undas, Grzegorz Gajos
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous studies on cardioprotective effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), there is limited evidence for n-3 PUFA-mediated effects, especially at its higher dose, on cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2) and established atherosclerosis. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of daily treatment with a higher dose (2 g) of n-3 PUFAs on platelet function, coagulation parameters, fibrin clot properties, markers of systemic inflammation and metabolic status, in patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease and DM2 who receive optimal medical therapy...
April 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409488/a-joint-model-for-vitamin-k-dependent-clotting-factors-and-anticoagulation-proteins
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Qing Xi Ooi, Daniel F B Wright, R Campbell Tait, Geoffrey K Isbister, Stephen B Duffull
BACKGROUND: Warfarin acts by inhibiting the reduction of vitamin K (VK) to its active form, thereby decreasing the production of VK-dependent coagulation proteins. The aim of this research is to develop a joint model for the VK-dependent clotting factors II, VII, IX and X, and the anticoagulation proteins, proteins C and S, during warfarin initiation. METHODS: Data from 18 patients with atrial fibrillation who had warfarin therapy initiated were available for analysis...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407129/a-noninferiority-trial-comparing-a-heparin-grafted-membrane-plus-citrate-containing-dialysate-versus-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-results-of-the-cited-study
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Björn Meijers, Christoph Metalidis, Thomas Vanhove, Ruben Poesen, Dirk Kuypers, Pieter Evenepoel
Background.: Anticoagulation is a prerequisite for successful haemodialysis. Heparin and low-molecular weight heparins are routinely used despite increased bleeding risk. Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is efficacious, but is laborious and may induce metabolic disturbances. Heparin-grafted membranes are less efficacious. It is not known whether combining citrate-containing dialysate and a heparin-grafted membrane is a valid anticoagulation strategy. Methods.: We performed a randomized crossover noninferiority trial, with a prespecified noninferiority threshold of 10% in maintenance dialysis patients ( n  = 25)...
April 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406726/role-of-heterotrimeric-g-proteins-in-platelet-activation-and-clot-formation-in-platelets-treated-with-integrin-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-inhibitor
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Ivan Budnik, Boris Shenkman, Hagit Hauschner, Isaac Zilinsky, Naphtali Savion
Mechanisms of platelet activation are triggered by thrombin, adenosine diphosphate (ADP), epinephrine, thromboxane A2, and other soluble agonists which induce signaling via heterotrimeric Gαq, Gαi, and Gα12/13 proteins. We have undertaken a study addressing the contribution of these G proteins to platelet activation and clot formation in the presence of eptifibatide, thus excluding outside-in signaling provided by integrin αIIbβ3-fibrinogen engagement. Selective and combined activation of the G proteins was achieved by using combinations of platelet agonists and inhibitors...
April 13, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406124/comparison-of-patients-with-and-without-intellectual-disability-under-general-anesthesia-a-retrospective-study
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T Sitilci, S Demirgan, C Akcay, N Kahraman, B G Koseoglu, M A Erdem, A B Cankaya
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We analyzed and retrospectively compared patients with and without intellectual disability (ID) who underwent oral surgery under general anesthesia at Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of General Anesthesia, between October 2012 and June 2013 with regard to the following categories: Demographic features, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification, Mallampati score, type of anesthetic drug used during the operation, type of intubation used, any difficulties with tracheal intubation, presence of systemic diseases, and recovery times after ending general anesthesia...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405015/moderate-plasma-dilution-using-artificial-plasma-expanders-shifts-the-haemostatic-balance-to-hypercoagulation
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Elena I Sinauridze, Alexander S Gorbatenko, Elena A Seregina, Elena N Lipets, Fazoil I Ataullakhanov
Artificial plasma expanders (PEs) are widely used in modern transfusion medicine. PEs do not contain components of the coagulation system, so their infusion in large volumes causes haemodilution and affects haemostasis. However, the existing information on this effect is contradictory. We studied the effect of the very process of plasma dilution on coagulation and tested the hypothesis that moderate dilution with a PE should accelerate clotting owing to a decrease in concentration of coagulation inhibitors...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401863/real-life-experience-with-a-new-anticoagulation-regimen-for-patients-undergoing-left-sided-ablation-procedures
#18
Charles Dussault, Santiago Rivera, Mariano Badra-Verdu, Felix Ayala-Paredes, Jean-François Roux
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for anticoagulation during left-sided procedures recommend the administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) with an initial bolus of 50-100 U/kg, followed by continuous infusion to maintain an activated clotting time (ACT) ≥ 300 s. Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of this standard regimen (100 U/kg bolus) to a more aggressive approach (200 U/kg bolus). METHODS: We collected data on a series of consecutive patients undergoing left sided ablation procedures...
November 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400185/purification-and-characterization-of-cc-lec-c-type-lactose-binding-lectin-a-platelet-aggregation-and-blood-clotting-inhibitor-from-cerastes-cerastes-venom
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Saoud Samah, Chérifi Fatah, Berjeaud Jean-Marc, Kellou-Taîri Safia, Laraba-Djebari Fatima
In this study, we reported for the first time the biochemical and structural characterization of Cc-Lec, a C-type lectin purified from Cerastes cerastes venom by affinity chromatography. This lectin was homogeneous by SDS-PAGE, and was shown to be a 34 271.59Da polypeptide by Electrospray mass spectrometry MS-ES-TOF. Its identified sequence of 160 amino acids corresponding to one subunit, revealed a high identity with other related proteins. Cc-Lec modeled 3D structure appeared as homodimer cross-linked by one disulfide bridge...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393783/coagulopathies-in-cyanotic-cardiac-patients-an-analysis-with-three-point-of-care-testing-devices-thromboelastography-rotational-thromboelastometry-and-sonoclot-analyzer
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Vandana Bhardwaj, Poonam Malhotra, Suruchi Hasija, Ujjwal Kumar Chowdury, Neha Pangasa
INTRODUCTION: In the last few years, viscoelastic point-of-care (POC) coagulation devices such as thromboelastography (TEG), rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM), and Sonoclot (SON) analyzer have been increasingly used in major surgeries for timely assessment and management of coagulopathies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate coagulation profile of cyanotic cardiac patients with TEG, ROTEM, and SON analyzer. In addition, we assessed the correlation of standard laboratory coagulation tests and postoperative chest drain output (CDO) with the parameters of POC testing devices...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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