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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146270/retrospective-cohort-study-on-angio-seal-closure-device-safety-and-effectiveness-in-antegrade-superficial-femoral-artery-punctures-a-comparison-with-antegrade-common-femoral-artery-punctures
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Tarig Adlan, Yousef Shahin, Peter Kember, John Isaacs, Richard Seymour
PURPOSE: This retrospective study evaluates the effectiveness and safety of the Angio-Seal closure device in superficial femoral artery (SFA) antegrade punctures compared to common femoral artery (CFA) antegrade punctures. METHODS: Over a period of 46 months from January 2012, consecutive patients who underwent antegrade CFA or SFA punctures using Angio-Seal as a closure device in a single centre were studied. Patients were identified by reading all the individual reports on our radiology system for all patients who underwent any angiographic examination during the study period, and their individual case notes were subsequently reviewed...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145930/assessment-of-predicted-rate-and-associated-factors-of-dabigatran-induced-bleeding-events-in-malaysian-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#2
Semira Abdi Beshir, Lok Bin Yap, Szyuin Sim, Kok Han Chee, Yoke Lin Lo
PURPOSE: To assess the predicted rate and the factors associated with bleeding events among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) receiving dabigatran therapy. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study includes adult patients of two tertiary hospitals in Malaysia. Potential study subjects were identified using pharmacy supply database or novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) registry. Demographics, clinical data and laboratory test results were extracted from the medical records of the patients or electronic databases...
2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133328/associations-of-time-of-day-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-measured-in-older-men-results-from-the-british-regional-heart-study
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Claudio Sartini, Peter H Whincup, S Goya Wannamethee, Barbara J Jefferis, Lucy Lennon, Gordon DO Lowe, Paul Welsh, Naveed Sattar, Richard W Morris
OBJECTIVE: We estimated associations of time of day with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors measured in older men. METHODS: CVD risk factors (markers of inflammation and haemostasis, and cardiac markers) were measured on one occasion between 08:00 and 19:00 hours in 4252 men aged 60-79 years from the British Regional Heart Study. Linear models were used to estimate associations between time of day and risk factors. When an association was found, we examined whether the relationship between risk factors and cardiovascular mortality was affected by the adjustment for time of day using survival analyses...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124682/nonacog-beta-pegol-a-review-in-haemophilia-b
#4
Yahiya Y Syed
Nonacog beta pegol [Refixia(®) (EU)] is an intravenously-administered, glycoPEGylated recombinant factor IX (FIX), with an extended terminal half-life. It is approved in the EU for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding in patients aged ≥ 12 years with haemophilia B. The therapeutic efficacy and safety of nonacog beta pegol was demonstrated in the phase 3 Paradigm trials in previously treated adolescents and adults with haemophilia B. In Paradigm 2, nonacog beta pegol showed good haemostatic effects when treating bleeds on-demand, and reduced annualized bleeding rates when used as a once-weekly prophylaxis...
November 9, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115927/transcriptomic-responses-to-wounding-meta-analysis-of-gene-expression-microarray-data
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Piotr Andrzej Sass, Michał Dąbrowski, Agata Charzyńska, Paweł Sachadyn
BACKGROUND: A vast amount of microarray data on transcriptomic response to injury has been collected so far. We designed the analysis in order to identify the genes displaying significant changes in expression after wounding in different organisms and tissues. This meta-analysis is the first study to compare gene expression profiles in response to wounding in as different tissues as heart, liver, skin, bones, and spinal cord, and species, including rat, mouse and human. RESULTS: We collected available microarray transcriptomic profiles obtained from different tissue injury experiments and selected the genes showing a minimum twofold change in expression in response to wounding in prevailing number of experiments for each of five wound healing stages we distinguished: haemostasis & early inflammation, inflammation, early repair, late repair and remodelling...
November 7, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112547/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-chronic-treatments-with-antiplatelet-agents
#6
Juan V Llau, Pieter Kamphuisen, Pierre Albaladejo
: Antiplatelet agents (APA) are considered first-line therapy in preventing cardiovascular thrombotic events, but they are of limited value in the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during the perioperative period. Consequently, many patients should receive both an APA and an anticoagulant. This combination can increase the bleeding risk and it is necessary to make some recommendations to minimise that risk. In patients receiving APA chronically, if the risk of VTE outweighs the risk of bleeding, we suggest pharmacological prophylaxis (grade 2C)...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112541/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-cardiovascular-and-thoracic-surgery
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Aamer B Ahmed, Andreas Koster, Marcus Lance, David Faraoni
: None of the predictive models for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis have been designed for and validated in patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. The presence of one or more risk factors [age over 70 years old, transfusion of more than 4 U of red blood cells/fresh frozen plasma/cryoprecipitate, mechanical ventilation lasting more than 24 h, postoperative complication (e.g. acute kidney injury, infection/sepsis, neurological complication)] should place the cardiac population at high risk for VTE...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108103/adamts13-and-von-willebrand-factor-a-dynamic-duo
#8
REVIEW
Kieron South, David A Lane
VWF is a key player in haemostasis, acting as a carrier for FVIII and capturing platelets at sites of vascular damage. To capture platelets, it must undergo conformational changes, both within its A1 domain and at the macromolecular level through A2 domain unfolding. Its size and this function are regulated by the metalloproteinase, ADAMTS13. Recently, it has been shown that ADAMTS13 undergoes a conformational change upon interaction with VWF and that this enhances its activity towards its substrate. This review summarises recent work on these conformational transitions, describing how they are controlled...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108097/routine-haemostasis-testing-before-transplanted-kidney-biopsy-a-cohort-study
#9
Gerhardus J A J M Kuiper, Maarten H L Christiaans, Monique H J M Mullens, Hugo Ten Cate, Karly Hamulýak, Yvonne M C Henskens
BACKGROUND: Kidney biopsy can result in bleeding complications. Pre-biopsy testing using bleeding time (BT) is controversial. New whole blood haemostasis tests, like platelet function analyser 100 (PFA-100) and multiple electrode aggregometer (MEA) might perform better. We postulated that PFA-100 would be suitable to replace BT pre-biopsy. METHODS: In 154 patients, transplanted kidney biopsies were performed after measurement of bleeding time, PFA-100, MEA, and mean platelet volume (MPV)...
November 6, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108091/effects-of-low-dose-epinephrine-on-perioperative-hemostasis-and-inflammatory-reaction-in-major-surgeries-a%C3%A2-randomized%C3%A2-clinical-trial
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J L Liu, W N Zeng, F Y Wang, C Chen, X Y Gong, H Yang, Z J Tan, X L Jia, L Yang
BACKGROUND: Haemostasis, thrombosis, and surgical stress-induced immune reaction are important for perioperative morbidity and recovery in major surgeries. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of combined administration of low-dose epinephrine (LDEPI) plus tranexamic acid (TXA) on perioperative blood loss, thromboembolic complications, and inflammatory response in total hip arthroplasty (THA). PATIENTS /METHODS: Patients scheduled for THA (n = 195) were randomized into 3 interventions: intravenous (IV) LDEPI plus TXA (Group IV); topical (TP) diluted-epinephrine plus TXA (Group TP); and TXA alone as control (CT) (Group CT)...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096344/endovascular-treatment-of-ruptured-pancreaticoduodenal-artery-aneurysm-the-importance-of-collateral-vessels-a-case-report
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Gabriele Ricci, Pascale Riu, Grazia Maria Attinà, Silvia Trombetta, Pasquale Ialongo, Carla Di Cosimo, Rosaria Mancuso, Pierluigi Marini
INTRODUCTION: True pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm occurrence is infrequent, but it is a fatal disease and accounts for accounts for <2% of all visceral aneurysms. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 62-year-old man with a two-day history of epigastric pain was admitted at emergency department. CT showed a retroperitoneal haematoma due to a 1.5cm posterior inferior PDA ruptured aneurysm. Angiography had been conducted immediately: both inflow and outflow of the aneurysm were embolized...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094008/total-joint-replacement-in-inhibitor-positive-haemophilia-long-term-outcome-analysis-in-fifteen-patients
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Heidi Danielson, Riitta Lassila, Pekka Ylinen, Timo Yrjönen
AIM: To collect data from joint replacement in inhibitor patients, evaluate haemostatic and patient outcomes, and analyse the costs. METHODS: We report our 21-year, single-centre cumulative experience of 15 joint arthroplasties in six inhibitor patients. RESULTS: Two low responder inhibitor patients were in the early days treated with FVIII, whereas bypassing agents were used in the rest of the high responder patients. The primary haemostatic outcome was good in 8/15, fair in 4/15 and poor in 3/15 operations...
October 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093059/weibel-palade-bodies-at-a-glance
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REVIEW
Jessica J McCormack, Mafalda Lopes da Silva, Francesco Ferraro, Francesca Patella, Daniel F Cutler
The vascular environment can rapidly alter, and the speed with which responses to both physiological and pathological changes are required necessitates the existence of a highly responsive system. The endothelium can quickly deliver bioactive molecules by regulated exocytosis of its secretory granules, the Weibel-Palade bodies (WPBs). WPBs include proteins that initiate both haemostasis and inflammation, as well those that modulate blood pressure and angiogenesis. WPB formation is driven by von Willebrand factor, their most abundant protein, which controls both shape and size of WPBs...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090616/mouse-podoplanin-supports-adhesion-and-aggregation-of-platelets-under-arterial-shear-a-novel-mechanism-of-haemostasis
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Stephanie E Lombard, Alice Y Pollitt, Craig E Hughes, Ying Di, Tom Mckinnon, Chris A O'callaghan, Steve P Watson
The podoplanin-CLEC-2 axis is critical in mice for prevention of hemorrhage in the cerebral vasculature during mid-gestation. This raises the question as to how platelets are captured by podoplanin on neuroepithelial cells in a high shear environment. In this study, we demonstrate that mouse platelets form stable aggregates on mouse podoplanin at arterial shear through a CLEC-2 and Src kinase-dependent pathway. Adhesion and aggregation are also dependent on the platelet glycoprotein (GP) receptors, integrin αIIbβ3 and GPIb, and the feedback agonists ADP and thromboxane A2 (TxA2)...
November 1, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082796/thermal-ablation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-abnormal-coagulation-function
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Qiannan Huang, Erjiao Xu, Lei Tan, Qingjing Zeng, Rongqin Zheng, Kai Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of thermal ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with abnormal coagulation function. METHODS: Fifty-seven HCC tumours in 50 patients were treated with thermal ablation. All patients had a meted platelet count <50 × 10(9)/L or international normalised ratio (INR) ≥ 1.7. Gastroscopy before ablation, platelet concentrate or fresh frozen plasma transfusion during ablation and contrast enhanced ultrasoundgraphy (CEUS)-guided ablation to cease needle tract bleeding were performed to reduce haemorrhage...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080389/sippet-insights-into-factor-viii-immunogenicity
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Padraic G Fallon, Michelle Lavin, James S O'Donnell
In this issue of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Peyvandi et al present further insights from the Survey of Inhibitors in Plasma-Product Exposed Toddlers (SIPPET) study regarding the relative immunogenicity of recombinant- (rFVIII) versus plasma-derived FVIII (pdFVIII) in patients with haemophilia A [1]. In a post-hoc analysis of this prospective randomised controlled trial, the timing and severity of inhibitor development for previously untreated patients (PUPs) treated with rFVIII was compared with that in PUPs treated with pdFVIII...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070617/dieulafoy-s-lesion-of-the-colon-and-rectum-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#17
Faisal Inayat, Waqas Ullah, Qulsoom Hussain, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah
Dieulafoy's lesion is a dilated, aberrant, submucosal vessel that erodes the overlying epithelium without obvious ulceration. It is most commonly located in the lesser curvature of the stomach but rare occurrences in extragastric sites have also been reported. Herein, we describe a case series of three patients who presented with lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Colonoscopy revealed a caliber-persistent tortuous submucosal artery protruding into the lumen of the colon or rectum. The patients were diagnosed with Dieulafoy's lesion and primary haemostasis was achieved with the endoscopic haemoclip application...
October 25, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065860/assessment-of-haemostasis-in-patients-undergoing-emergent-neurosurgery-by-rotational-elastometry-and-standard-coagulation-tests-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Christoph Ellenberger, Najia Garofano, Gleicy Barcelos, John Diaper, Gordana Pavlovic, Marc Licker
BACKGROUND: Rotational elastometry (ROTEM) has been shown useful to monitor coagulation in trauma patients and in major elective surgery. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the utility of ROTEM to identify hemostatic disturbances and to predict the need for transfusion, compared with standard coagulation tests (SCTs) in patients undergoing emergent neurosurgery. METHODS: Over a four-year period, adult patients who met criteria for emergent neurosurgery lasting more than 90 min were included in the study...
October 24, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064634/the-international-society-on-thrombosis-and-haemostasis-bleeding-assessment-tool-isth-bat-and-the-risk-of-future-bleeding
#19
Maria Rosaria Fasulo, Eugenia Biguzzi, Maria Abbattista, Francesca Stufano, Maria Teresa Pagliari, Ilaria Mancini, Marcin M Gorski, Antonino Cannavò, Matteo Corgiolu, Flora Peyvandi, Frits R Rosendaal
BACKGROUND: The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis-Bleeding Assessment Tool (ISTH-BAT) is a diagnostic tool used in subjects with suspected inherited bleeding disorders for diagnostic purposes. AIM: To evaluate whether the ISTH-BAT, recorded at first work-up in a tertiary care center, predicts the risk of subsequent bleeding events METHODS: Observational cohort study including all consecutive subjects referred between 2011 and 2015 because of a suspected bleeding disorder, of any sex and age...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059118/early-haemorrhage-control-and-management-of-trauma-induced-coagulopathy-the-importance-of-goal-directed-therapy
#20
Jakob Stensballe, Hanne H Henriksen, Pär I Johansson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to discuss the recent developments in trauma-induced coagulopathy and the evolvement of goal-directed therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Mortality from major trauma continues to be a worldwide problem, and massive haemorrhage remains a major cause in 40% of potentially preventable trauma deaths. Development of trauma-induced coagulopathy challenges 25-35% of the patients further increasing trauma mortality. The pathophysiology of coagulopathy in trauma reflects at least two distinct mechanisms: Acute traumatic coagulopathy, consisting of endogenous heparinization, activation of the protein C pathway, hyperfibrinolysis and platelet dysfunction, and resuscitation associated coagulopathy...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
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