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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741219/in-vitro-analysis-of-platelet-function-in-acute-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
#1
Christian von der Brelie, Alexander Subai, Verena Limperger, Veit Rohde, Astrid Dempfle, Azize Boström
Platelet function might play an essential role in the pathogenesis of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Thus, impaired platelet function and disturbed primary haemostasis induced by intake of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) might influence the rate of DCI. Primary haemostasis and platelet function can be measured with in vitro diagnosis (platelet function analyser test, PFA 100). The aim of this study is to evaluate the rate of DCI, haemorrhagic complications and the neurological outcome...
July 24, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731874/novel-targets-for-anticoagulants-lacking-bleeding-risk
#2
Julia K Bickmann, Trevor Baglin, Joost C M Meijers, Thomas Renné
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Arterial and venous thromboembolic diseases are associated with significant morbidity and mortality and present a major medical burden. Currently used anticoagulants for the prevention or treatment of thromboembolic events including heparins, vitamin K-antagonists and inhibitors of thrombin or factor Xa target enzymes of the coagulation cascade that are critical for fibrin formation. However, fibrin is also necessary for hemostatic mechanisms to terminate blood loss at injury sites...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726978/analysis-of-the-substrate-specificity-of-factor-vii-activating-protease-fsap-and-design-of-specific-and-sensitive-peptide-substrates
#3
Emrah Kara, Dipankar Manna, Geir Åge Løset, Eric L Schneider, Charles S Craik, Sandip Kanse
Factor VII (FVII) activating protease (FSAP) is a circulating serine protease that is likely to be involved in a number of disease conditions such as stroke, atherosclerosis, liver fibrosis, thrombosis and cancer. To date, no systematic information is available about the substrate specificity of FSAP. Applying phage display and positional scanning substrate combinatorial library (PS-SCL) approaches we have characterised the specificity of FSAP towards small peptides. Results were evaluated in the context of known protein substrates as well as molecular modelling of the peptides in the active site of FSAP...
July 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726976/absence-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-murine-platelets-reduces-neointima-formation-without-affecting-arterial-thrombosis
#4
Katrin Schaefer, Eva Schütz, Magdalena L Bochenek, Dennis R Riehl, Markus Bosmann, Thomas Münzel, Stavros Konstantinides, Katrin Schäfer
Platelet degranulation at the site of vascular injury prevents bleeding and may affect the chronic vascular wound healing response. Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)-β1 is a major component of platelet α-granules known to accumulating in thrombi. It was our aim to determine the role of TGFβ1 released from activated platelets for neointima formation following arterial injury and thrombosis. Mice with platelet-specific deletion of TGFβ1 (Plt.TGFβ-KO) underwent carotid artery injury. Immunoassays confirmed the absence of active TGFβ1 in platelet releasates and plasma of Plt...
July 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721927/coagulopathy-and-haemorrhagic-progression-in-traumatic-brain-injury-advances-in-mechanisms-diagnosis-and-management
#5
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Marc Maegele, Herbert Schöchl, Tomas Menovsky, Hugues Maréchal, Niklas Marklund, Andras Buki, Simon Stanworth
Normal haemostasis depends on an intricate balance between mechanisms of bleeding and mechanisms of thrombosis, and this balance can be altered after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Impaired haemostasis could exacerbate the primary insult with risk of initiation or aggravation of bleeding; anticoagulant use at the time of injury can also contribute to bleeding risk after TBI. Many patients with TBI have abnormalities on conventional coagulation tests at admission to the emergency department, and the presence of coagulopathy is associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
August 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720875/ruthenium-conjugated-chrysin-analogues-modulate-platelet-activity-thrombus-formation-and-haemostasis-with-enhanced-efficacy
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Divyashree Ravishankar, Maryam Salamah, Alda Attina, Radhika Pothi, Thomas M Vallance, Muhammad Javed, Harry F Williams, Eman M S Alzahrani, Elena Kabova, Rajendran Vaiyapuri, Kenneth Shankland, Jonathan Gibbins, Katja Strohfeldt, Francesca Greco, Helen M I Osborn, Sakthivel Vaiyapuri
The constant increase in cardiovascular disease rate coupled with significant drawbacks of existing therapies emphasise the necessity to improve therapeutic strategies. Natural flavonoids exert innumerable pharmacological effects in humans. Here, we demonstrate the effects of chrysin, a natural flavonoid found largely in honey and passionflower on the modulation of platelet function, haemostasis and thrombosis. Chrysin displayed significant inhibitory effects on isolated platelets, however, its activity was substantially reduced under physiological conditions...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717253/prostacyclin-reverses-platelet-stress-fibre-formation-causing-platelet-aggregate-instability
#7
M Z Yusuf, Z Raslan, L Atkinson, A Aburima, S G Thomas, K M Naseem, S D J Calaminus
Prostacyclin (PGI2) modulates platelet activation to regulate haemostasis. Evidence has emerged to suggest that thrombi are dynamic structures with distinct areas of differing platelet activation. It was hypothesised that PGI2 could reverse platelet spreading by actin cytoskeletal modulation, leading to reduced capability of platelet aggregates to withstand a high shear environment. Our data demonstrates that post-flow of PGI2 over activated and spread platelets on fibrinogen, identified a significant reduction in platelet surface area under high shear...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712423/anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-three-months-after-myocardial-infarction-association-with-markers-of-coagulation-and-the-relevance-of-age
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Franziska Geiser, Anne Sarah Urbach, Ursula Harbrecht, Rupert Conrad, Bernd Pötzsch, Nele Amann, Katharina Kiesewetter, Alexandra Sieke, Kyra Wolffs, Dirk Skowasch
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety and depression are associated with an activation of coagulation and an impairment of fibrinolysis, which may contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk associated with the two disorders. However, very few studies have examined the impact of psychological distress on coagulation factors in coronary artery disease patients. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between anxiety/depression and factors of coagulation and fibrinolysis in patients who had suffered an acute MI three months prior...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712008/acute-lower-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-intervention-in-949-emergency-cases
#9
Kheng-Seong Ng, Natasha Nassar, Deanne Soares, Patrick Stewart, Marc A Gladman
PURPOSE: Outcomes of acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage (ALGIH) are mostly derived from studies performed in the sub-acute/elective rather than the emergency department (ED) setting. The aims of this study were to determine the incidence and outcomes of patients presenting to a tertiary hospital ED with ALGIH and to identify associated clinicopathological risk factors. METHOD: A retrospective observational cohort study of consecutive patients presenting with ALGIH to a tertiary hospital ED was performed...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710233/venobiliary-fistula-with-haemobilia-a-rare-complication-of-percutaneous-liver-biopsy
#10
Rotimi Ayoola, Parth Jamindar, Renee Williams
We describe a case of a 36-year-old man with a history of chronic hepatitis C who presented with abdominal pain 3 days after undergoing a percutaneous ultrasound-guided liver biopsy. Initial investigations revealed a venobiliary fistula with haemobilia and obstructive jaundice with direct bilirubin peaking at 9.2 mg/dL. He underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with sphincterotomy and stent placement, bilirubin decreased to 3.7 mg/dL, and the patient was discharged. The patient returned with recurrent abdominal pain and upper gastrointestinal bleeding with haemoglobin of 8...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705072/short-and-long-term-results-after-endovascular-management-of-vascular-complications-during-transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation
#11
Thomas Heger, Stefanie Strauß, Erwin Blessing, Martin Andrassy, Christian Erbel, Oliver J Müller, Emmanuel Chorianopoulos, Sven Pleger, Florian Leuschner, Grigorios Korosoglou, Raffi Bekeredjian, Hugo A Katus, Britta Vogel
Background Vascular injury and access site complications in the contemporary setting of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are known to be associated with increased mortality and morbidity. The aim of our study was to analyse the feasibility and safety of percutaneous treatment of such vascular complications using a stent graft. Methods Between January 2010 and April 2013, 36 TAVI patients developed severe access site complications and underwent subsequent interventional treatment with a covered stent...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692106/haemostasis-biomarkers-and-risk-of-intracerebral-haemorrhage-in-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
#12
Neil Zakai, Nels C Olson, Suzanne E Judd, Dawn O Kleindorfer, Brett M Kissela, George Howard, Mary Cushman
Pathologic alterations in haemostasis cause bleeding disorders, but it is unknown if variation within the normal range relates to intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) risk. It was our objective to assess the prospective associations of haemostasis biomarkers with ICH risk. The REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study (REGARDS) recruited 30,239 U. S. individuals aged ≥45 years. ICH was ascertained through biannual telephone contact and review of deaths followed by medical record evaluation...
July 6, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686157/the-role-of-recombinant-activated-factor-vii-in-the-haematological-management-of-elective-orthopaedic-surgery-in-haemophilia-a-patients-with-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Giancarlo Castaman
The clinical profile and expectations of haemophilic patients with inhibitors have changed over the last three decades, mainly because of the prolongation of life-expectancy, often resulting in an increase of the orthopaedic burden. Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) is the most frequently used bypassing agent in haemophilia patients with inhibitors during elective orthopaedic surgery. For nearly 30 years, rFVIIa has been successfully used to control haemostasis in several major and minor surgical procedures...
May 16, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684746/thrombin-induced-cytoskeleton-dynamics-in-spread-human-platelets-observed-with-fast-scanning-ion-conductance-microscopy
#14
Jan Seifert, Johannes Rheinlaender, Florian Lang, Meinrad Gawaz, Tilman E Schäffer
Platelets are small anucleate blood cells involved in haemostasis. Platelet activation, caused by agonists such as thrombin or by contact with the extracellular matrix, leads to platelet adhesion, aggregation, and coagulation. Activated platelets undergo shape changes, adhere, and spread at the site of injury to form a blood clot. We investigated the morphology and morphological dynamics of human platelets after complete spreading using fast scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM). In contrast to unstimulated platelets, thrombin-stimulated platelets showed increased morphological activity after spreading and exhibited dynamic morphological changes in the form of wave-like movements of the lamellipodium and dynamic protrusions on the platelet body...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683896/analysis-of-the-biliostatic-potential-of-two-sealants-in-a-standardized-porcine-model-of-liver-resection
#15
H Fonouni, A Kashfi, O Stahlheber, L Konstantinidis, T W Kraus, A Mehrabi, H Oweira
BACKGROUND: Improved resection techniques has decreased mortality rate following liver resections(LRx). Sealants are known as effective adjuncts for haemostasis after LRx. We compared biliostatic effectiveness of two sealants in a standardized porcine model of LRx. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We accomplished left hemihepatectomy on 27 pigs. The animals were randomized in control group(n = 9) with no sealant and treatment groups (each n = 9), in which resection surfaces were covered with TachoSil(®) and TissuFleece(®)/Tissucol Duo(®)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680688/host-association-and-selection-on-salivary-protein-genes-in-bed-bugs-and-related-blood-feeding-ectoparasites
#16
Benoit Talbot, Ondřej Balvín, Maarten J Vonhof, Hugh G Broders, Brock Fenton, Nusha Keyghobadi
Reciprocal selective pressures can drive coevolutionary changes in parasites and hosts, and result in parasites that are highly specialized to their hosts. Selection and host co-adaptation are better understood in endoparasites than in ectoparasites, whose life cycles may be more loosely linked to that of their hosts. Blood-feeding ectoparasites use salivary proteins to prevent haemostasis in the host, and maximize energy intake. Here we looked for signals of selection in salivary protein genes of ectoparasite species from a single genus (Cimex) that associate with a range of hosts including mammals (bats and humans) and birds (swallows)...
June 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678151/can-integrin-agonists-have-cards-to-play-against-cancer-a-literature-survey-of-small-molecules-integrin-activators
#17
REVIEW
Alessandra Tolomelli, Paola Galletti, Monica Baiula, Daria Giacomini
The ability of integrins to activate and integrate intracellular communication illustrates the potential of these receptors to serve as functional distribution hubs in a bi-directional signal transfer outside-in and inside-out of the cells. Tight regulation of the integrin signaling is paramount for normal physiological functions such as migration, proliferation, and differentiation, and misregulated integrin activity could be associated with several pathological conditions. Because of the important roles of integrins and their ligands in biological development, immune responses, leukocyte traffic, haemostasis, and cancer, their potential as therapeutic tools is now widely recognized...
July 5, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671065/association-between-ascites-and-primary-hyperfibrinolysis-a-cohort-study-in-210-dogs
#18
Andrea Zoia, Michele Drigo, Paolo Simioni, Marco Caldin, Christine J Piek
Coagulation profiles were determined in 70 dogs with ascites, 70 healthy control dogs and 70 sick control dogs without ascites. Dogs with ascites were divided into four sub-groups based on the pathophysiology of fluid formation. Coagulation profile, serum C-reactive protein and frequency of discordant plasma fibrin-fibrinogen degradation products and D-dimer assay results, suggesting primary hyperfibrinolysis, were compared between groups. Within the ascites group, 10 samples of ascitic fluid were transudates due to decreased osmotic pressure, 18 were transudates due to increased hydrostatic pressure, 13 were exudates and 29 were haemorrhagic...
May 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667269/novel-carbon-quantum-dots-from-egg-yolk-oil-and-their-haemostatic-effects
#19
Yan Zhao, Yue Zhang, Xiaoman Liu, Hui Kong, Yongzhi Wang, Gaofeng Qin, Peng Cao, Xingxing Song, Xin Yan, Qingguo Wang, Huihua Qu
In this study, the properties of egg yolk oil (EYO) were investigated. Water extraction, dialysis, and ultrafiltration were used to extract and purify EYO, and microscopy, spectrophotometry, and chromatography were used to identify carbon dots (CDs) present in EYO (EYO CDs). Morphology analyses demonstrated that CDs were almost spherical, with an average size of <10 nm, a lattice spacing of 0.267 nm, and a composition of mainly C, O, and Fe. The solution showed bright blue fluorescence at 365 nm. Tail haemorrhaging and liver haemorrhaging experiments showed that CD-treated mice had significantly shorter bleeding times than did control mice...
June 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661266/argon-and-helium-plasma-coagulation-of-porcine-liver-tissue
#20
Tim R Glowka, Jens Standop, Pascal Paschenda, Michael Czaplik, Jörg C Kalff, René H Tolba
Objective Argon plasma coagulation (APC) and helium plasma coagulation (HPC) are electrosurgical techniques that provide noncontact monopolar electrothermal haemostasis. Although these techniques have been widely used clinically during the last three decades, their in vivo effects on liver tissue remain unclear. Methods We investigated the effects of different power levels (10-100 W) of APC and HPC on liver coagulation in 11 Landrace pigs. Capillary blood flow and capillary blood flow velocity were recorded with a combined laser Doppler flowmeter and spectrophotometer...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
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