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Marta Crous-Bou, Laura B Harrington, Christopher Kabrhel
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and a combination of environmental and genetic risk factors contributes to VTE risk. Within environmental risk factors, some are provoking (e.g., cancer, surgery, trauma or fracture, immobilization, pregnancy and the postpartum period, long-distance travel, hospitalization, catheterization, and acute infection) and others are nonprovoking (e.g., age, sex, race/ethnicity, body mass index and obesity, oral contraceptive or hormone therapy use, corticosteroid use, statin use, diet, physical activity, sedentary time, and air pollution)...
October 20, 2016: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
J C Menon, J K Joseph, M P Jose, B L Dhananjaya, O V Oommen
INTRODUCTION: Snakebite is an occupational hazard causing considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly so in tropical countries like India. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to (i) review the demographic, clinical and laboratory findings in patients (1051) admitted with venomous snakebite (ii) to correlate mortality, morbidity and duration of hospital stay with clinical signs, symptoms and laboratory parameters. METHODS: A retrospective study of 1051 patients treated for snakebite over 10 years (2000 - 2009) in Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly, Kerala...
August 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Everett F Magann, Kinsey I Dinnel, Nader Z Rabie, Amanda L Shoemaker, Nirvana A Manning
BACKGROUND A spontaneous intra-amniotic hemorrhage is rarely encountered during pregnancy. The correct diagnosis and management are problematic because of the infrequency of this condition and the high likelihood of a misdiagnosis. CASE REPORT A primigravida with an uncomplicated pregnancy and a normal targeted ultrasound presented late in the second trimester of pregnancy with antepartum bleeding of unknown origin. A repeat ultrasound was suggestive of an abdominal wall defect (gastroschisis). The patient continued to have antepartum bleeding and developed uterine contractions and abdominal pain necessitating frequent visits to labor and delivery...
October 20, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Laura Acquasaliente, Daniele Peterle, Simone Tescari, Nicola Pozzi, Vittorio Pengo, Vincenzo De Filippis
: β2-Glycoprotein I (β2GpI) is the major autoantigen in the antiphospholipid syndrome, a thrombotic autoimmune disease. Nonetheless, the physiological role of β2GpI is still unclear. In a recent work, we have shown that β2GpI selectively inhibits the procoagulant functions of human a-thrombin (αT) (i.e. prolongs fibrin clotting time, tc, and inhibits αT-induced platelets aggregation) without affecting the unique anticoagulant activity of the protease, i.e. the proteolytic generation of the anticoagulant protein C (PC) from the PC zymogen, which interacts with αT exclusively at the protease catalytic site...
October 19, 2016: Biochemical Journal
Keika Miyazawa, Yuji Otsuka, Yoshiki Ishiguro
INTRODUCTION: For a patient with lupus anticoagulant (LA), activated coagulation time (ACT) was measured with two different types of devices (HEMOCHRON(®) 801 and HEMOCHRON(®) Jr). CASE REPORT: ACTs during heparinization measured with the HEMOCHRON(®) 801 were over the range of measurement, while those with the HEMOCHRON(®) Jr. reflected an almost normal response to heparin. DISCUSSION: The phospholipid contained in an activating agent of the HEMOCHRON(®) Jr was suggested to have counteracted the effect of LA...
October 5, 2016: Perfusion
Christine C Helms, Shannon Kapadia, Anne C Gilmore, Zhexi Lu, Swati Basu, Daniel B Kim-Shapiro
Fibrin fibers form the structural backbone of blood clots. The structural properties of fibrin clots are highly dependent on formation kinetics. Environmental factors such as protein concentration, pH, salt, and protein modification, to name a few, can affect fiber kinetics through altered fibrinopeptide release, monomer association, and/or lateral aggregation. The objective of our study was to determine the effect of thrombin and fibrinogen exposed to nitric oxide on fibrin clot properties. ProliNONOate (5 μmol/l) was added to fibrinogen and thrombin before clot initiation and immediately following the addition of thrombin to the fibrinogen solution...
October 13, 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
George Gilly, Jay Trusheim
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August 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Julie L Huffmyer, Lucas G Fernandez, Cyrus Haghighian, Abdullah S Terkawi, Danja S Groves
BACKGROUND: The Quantra Hemostasis Analyzer is a novel diagnostic device that uses an ultrasound-based technology, sonic estimation of elasticity via resonance (SEER) sonorheometry, to characterize the dynamic changes in viscoelastic properties of a blood sample during coagulation. Cardiac surgery utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is associated with a significant impact on the coagulation system and can result in perioperative coagulopathy. The aim of this study was to correlate SEER sonorheometry results to corresponding rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and laboratory parameters obtained before, during, and after CPB...
October 4, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ramona Nicolau-Raducu, Elise Occhipinti, Thomas Marshall, Joseph Koveleskie, Donald Ganier, Brian Evans, William Daly, Brian Fish, Ari J Cohen, Trevor W Reichman, David Bruce, Humberto Bohorquez, John Seal, Emily Ahmed, Ian Carmody, George Loss, Jonathan Rayburn, Bobby Nossaman
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the agreement between two heparin assays, Hepcon HMS plus/Kaolin-ACT and Anti-Xa, and their predictive power in detecting circulating heparin levels post-reperfusion of the liver graft when compared with thromboelastogram (TEG) r time ratio in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study design. SETTING: Single center, university hospital...
August 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
N Bel Feki, S Zayet, I Ben Ghorbel, M-H Houman
The lupus anticoagulant-hypoprothrombinemia syndrome (LA-HPS) - the association of acquired factor II deficiency and lupus anticoagulant - is a rare disease that may cause a predisposition not only to thrombosis but also to severe bleeding. We are reporting on a 36-year-old female patient presenting with co-existing cerebral venous thrombosis and subdural hemorrhage. The coagulation screening showed a prolonged prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and a normal fibrinogen level and platelet count...
October 12, 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
S M Johnson, G M Garnett, R K Woo
Maintenance of central venous access in patients with chronic medical conditions such as short bowel syndrome demands forethought and ingenuity. We describe an innovative technique for re-utilizing central venous access sites in patients who have chronic central venous access needs. Records of patients undergoing this technique were reviewed between August 2012 and December 2015. The technique involves "cutting-down" to the sterile fibrous tunnel that naturally forms around tunneled catheters. The fibrous sheath is then isolated and controlled much as would be done for a venous "cut-down...
October 14, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Marcus J Goudie, Benjamin M Brainard, Chad W Schmeidt, Hitesh Handa
Infection and thrombosis are the two leading complications associated with blood contacting medical devices, and have led to active materials that can delivery antibiotics or antithrombotic agents. Two key characteristics of these materials are the ability to produce controlled delivery, as well as minimal systemic delivery of the agent outside of the device site. Nitric oxide (NO) releasing materials are attractive as NO plays pivotal roles in the body's natural defense against bacterial infection, as well as regulation of platelet adhesion and activation...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Tomoko Matsumoto, Keiji Nogami, Midori Shima
Patients with mild/moderate hemophilia (H)A, acquired HA (AHA) and lupus anticoagulants (LA), have prolonged aPTTs with low levels of factor (F)VIII activity, but the differentiation of these disorders is complex and time consuming. We established an approach to quickly differentiate these disorders using comprehensive coagulation tests. Patients' plasmas with mild/moderate HA, AHA, LA without anti-phospholipid syndrome [LA-APS(-)], and LA with APS [LA-APS(+)] were examined using clot waveform analysis (CWA) and thrombin generation test (TGT)...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Luke Miller, Jason A Ferreira, Calvin Tucker
BACKGROUND: The development of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) has revolutionized oral anticoagulation. Rapid incorporation of NOACs into general practice has heightened the demand for directed reversal agents. Idarucizumab is a targeted reversal agent that is approved for the urgent reversal of the anticoagulant effects of dabigatran. While it is a welcome addition to reversal strategies of dabigatran, a number of clinical questions exist regarding its place in therapy. OBJECTIVE: We describe controversies regarding the use of idarucizumab therapy in patients with dabigatran-associated bleeding...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Sarah Bukhari, Meetu R Kohli, Frank Setzer, Bekir Karabucak
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this retrospective case series was to investigate the outcome of the revascularization procedure in necrotic immature teeth. METHODS: The residents and faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania endodontic department were invited to submit consecutive revascularization cases treated by them, irrespective of the outcome, during the time period of 2009 to 2012. Twenty-eight of 35 submitted necrotic immature teeth met the inclusion criteria...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
Vesna Malinova, Anna Schlegel, Veit Rohde, Dorothee Mielke
For the fibrinolytic therapy of intracerebral hematomas (ICH) using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), a catheter position in the core of the hematoma along the largest clot diameter was assumed to be optimal for an effective clot lysis. However, it never had been proven that core position indeed enhances clot lysis if compared with less optimal catheter positions. In this study, the impact of the catheter position on the effectiveness and on the time course of clot lysis was evaluated. We analyzed the catheter position using a relative error calculating the distance perpendicular to the catheter's center in relation to hematoma's diameter and evaluated the relative hematoma volume reduction (RVR)...
October 10, 2016: Neurosurgical Review
Yu Shrike Zhang, Farideh Davoudi, Philipp Walch, Amir Manbachi, Xuan Luo, Valeria Dell'Erba, Amir K Miri, Hassan Albadawi, Andrea Arneri, Xiaoyun Li, Xiaoying Wang, Mehmet Remzi Dokmeci, Ali Khademhosseini, Rahmi Oklu
Pathologic thrombosis kills more people than cancer and trauma combined; it is associated with significant disability and morbidity, and represents a major healthcare burden. Despite advancements in medical therapies and imaging, there is often incomplete resolution of the thrombus. The residual thrombus can undergo fibrotic changes over time through infiltration of fibroblasts from the surrounding tissues and eventually transform into a permanent clot often associated with post-thrombotic syndrome. In order to understand the importance of cellular interactions and the impact of potential therapeutics to treat thrombosis, an in vitro platform using human cells and blood components would be beneficial...
October 18, 2016: Lab on a Chip
T L Landsman, T Touchet, S M Hasan, C Smith, B Russell, J Rivera, D J Maitland, E Cosgriff-Hernandez
: Uncontrolled hemorrhage accounts for more than 30% of trauma deaths worldwide. Current hemostatic devices focus primarily on time to hemostasis, but prevention of bacterial infection is also critical for improving survival rates. In this study, we sought to improve on current devices used for hemorrhage control by combining the large volume-filling capabilities and rapid clotting of shape memory polymer (SMP) foams with the swelling capacity of hydrogels. In addition, a hydrogel composition was selected that readily complexes with elemental iodine to impart bactericidal properties to the device...
October 6, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Oskar Hällgren, Staffan Svenmarker, Micael Appelblad
OBJECTIVES: To implement a statistical model for protamine titration. DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty (n = 30+30) patients scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass surgery were randomly assigned to 2 groups. INTERVENTIONS: Protamine dose calculated according to an algorithm established from a statistical model or to a fixed protamine-heparin dose ratio (1:1)...
July 17, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Michelle Griego-Valles, Yekaterina Buriko, Jennifer E Prittie, Philip R Fox
OBJECTIVE: To assess primary and secondary hemostasis following in vitro dilution of canine whole blood (WB) with hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 and HES 670/0.75. DESIGN: In vitro experimental study. SETTING: Private practice, teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Twenty-five healthy dogs. INTERVENTIONS: Each dog underwent venipuncture and 18 mL of venous blood was sampled once. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Collected blood was separated in 4 aliquots...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
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