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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318536/chromobacterium-violaceum-infection-in-a-horse
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Márcia Elisa Hammerschmitt, Veronica Machado Rolim, Gustavo Geraldo Medina Snel, Franciele Maboni Siqueira, David Driemeier, Saulo Petinatti Pavarini
Chromobacterium violaceum is an opportunistic pathogen of mammals that produces characteristic violet pigment in bacterial culture. We report pneumonia and septicaemia caused by C. violaceum in a horse. Necropsy examination was performed on a 3-year-old Quarter Horse stallion with a history of recurrent episodes of pneumonia, fever, dyspnoea and sanguineous nasal discharge. The lungs were not collapsed, but they contained dark red foci mixed with white areas, and multiple nodules of firm consistency. Within the liver and kidney there were randomly distributed, multifocal, white pinpoint lesions (0...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303662/mean-platelets-volume-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-predictors-of-stroke
#2
Raymond Farah, Nava Samra
BACKGROUND: Mean platelets volume (MPV) is a marker, which indicates platelet function, and is a potential link between inflammation and thrombosis. Previous studies have found a relation between high MPV levels and high risk of stroke. Another factor that has been associated with the risk of stroke is neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR). Several studies have reported an association between increased NLR and increased risk of cerebrovascular disease. It was found that NLR levels have a relation to the prognosis as well...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300869/e-selectin-inhibition-with-gmi-1271-decreases-venous-thrombosis-without-profoundly-affecting-tail-vein-bleeding-in-a-mouse-model
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Dorian L Culmer, Misha L Dunbar, Angela E Hawley, Suman Sood, Robert E Sigler, Peter K Henke, Thomas W Wakefield, John L Magnani, Daniel D Myers
Selectins, such as E-selectin (CD62E), function in venous thrombosis by binding and activating immune cells to initiate the coagulation cascade. GMI-1271 is a small molecule antagonist that inhibits E-selectin activity. Here we determine whether inhibition of E-selectin is sufficient to decrease acute venous thrombosis and associated inflammatory events in both prophylactic and treatment protocols without significantly affecting haemostasis. Male C57BL/6 mice underwent surgery for experimental thrombosis induction and were harvested at peak thrombus formation in our animal model, two days post induction...
March 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270931/design-and-methods-of-the-pan-canadian-applying-biomarkers-to-minimize-long-term-effects-of-childhood-adolescent-cancer-treatment-able-nephrotoxicity-study-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Kelly R McMahon, Shahrad Rod Rassekh, Kirk R Schultz, Maury Pinsk, Tom Blydt-Hansen, Cherry Mammen, Ross T Tsuyuki, Prasad Devarajan, Geoff D E Cuvelier, Lesley G Mitchell, Sylvain Baruchel, Ana Palijan, Bruce C Carleton, Colin J D Ross, Michael Zappitelli
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer survivors experience adverse drug events leading to lifelong health issues. The Applying Biomarkers to Minimize Long-Term Effects of Childhood/Adolescent Cancer Treatment (ABLE) team was established to validate and apply biomarkers of cancer treatment effects, with a goal of identifying children at high risk of developing cancer treatment complications associated with thrombosis, graft-versus-host disease, hearing loss, and kidney damage. Cisplatin is a chemotherapy well known to cause acute and chronic nephrotoxicity...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245630/structural-basis-of-native-cxcl7-monomer-binding-to-cxcr2-receptor-n-domain-and-glycosaminoglycan-heparin
#5
Aaron J Brown, Krishna Mohan Sepuru, Krishna Rajarathnam
CXCL7, a chemokine highly expressed in platelets, orchestrates neutrophil recruitment during thrombosis and related pathophysiological processes by interacting with CXCR2 receptor and sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAG). CXCL7 exists as monomers and dimers, and dimerization (~50 μM) and CXCR2 binding (~10 nM) constants indicate that CXCL7 is a potent agonist as a monomer. Currently, nothing is known regarding the structural basis by which receptor and GAG interactions mediate CXCL7 function. Using solution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, we characterized the binding of CXCL7 monomer to the CXCR2 N-terminal domain (CXCR2Nd) that constitutes a critical docking site and to GAG heparin...
February 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245569/pancreatic-cancer-induced-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-a-potential-contributor-to-cancer-associated-thrombosis
#6
Norbaini Abdol Razak, Omar Elaskalani, Pat Metharom
Pancreatic cancer (PaCa) is a highly metastatic cancer, and patients are at high risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been associated with cancer metastasis and cancer-associated thrombosis, but the ability of cancer to stimulate NET release is not known. The release of NETs has been shown to be a slow process and requires reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Studies suggest that activated platelets are important mediators in the release. Here, we show that PaCa cells can stimulate the rapid release of NETs, independently of ROS production...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223279/distinct-contributions-of-complement-factors-to-platelet-activation-and-fibrin-formation-in-venous-thrombus-development
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Saravanan Subramaniam, Kerstin Jurk, Lukas Hobohm, Sven Jäckel, Mona Saffarzadeh, Kathrin Schwierczek, Philip Wenzel, Florian Langer, Christoph Reinhardt, Wolfram Ruf
Expanding evidence indicates multiple interactions between the hemostatic system and innate immunity and the coagulation and complement cascades. Here we show in a tissue factor (TF)-dependent model of flow restriction-induced venous thrombosis that complement factors (C) make distinct contributions to platelet activation and fibrin deposition. C3-deficiency causes prolonged bleeding, reduced thrombus incidence, thrombus size, fibrin and platelet deposition in the ligated inferior vena cava, and diminished platelet activation in vitro...
February 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209798/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-atherosclerosis-and-atherothrombosis
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Yvonne Döring, Oliver Soehnlein, Christian Weber
Neutrophil extracellular traps expelled from suicidal neutrophils comprise a complex structure of nuclear chromatin and proteins of nuclear, granular, and cytosolic origin. These net-like structures have also been detected in atherosclerotic lesions and arterial thrombi in humans and mice. Functionally, neutrophil extracellular traps have been shown to induce activation of endothelial cells, antigen-presenting cells, and platelets, resulting in a proinflammatory immune response. Overall, this suggests that they are not only present in plaques and thrombi but also they may play a causative role in triggering atherosclerotic plaque formation and arterial thrombosis...
February 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194438/a-role-for-muscarinic-receptors-in-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-and-levamisole-induced-autoimmunity
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Carmelo Carmona-Rivera, Monica M Purmalek, Erica Moore, Meryl Waldman, Peter J Walter, H Martin Garraffo, Karran A Phillips, Kenzie L Preston, Jonathan Graf, Mariana J Kaplan, Peter C Grayson
Levamisole, an anthelmintic drug with cholinergic properties, has been implicated in cases of drug-induced vasculitis when added to cocaine for profit purposes. Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation is a cell death mechanism characterized by extrusion of chromatin decorated with granule proteins. Aberrant NET formation and degradation have been implicated in idiopathic autoimmune diseases that share features with levamisole-induced autoimmunity as well as in drug-induced autoimmunity. This study's objective was to determine how levamisole modulates neutrophil biology and its putative effects on the vasculature...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169486/hepatic-vena-cava-syndrome-new-concept-of-pathogenesis
#10
REVIEW
Santosh Man Shrestha, Masayoshi Kage, Byung Boong Lee
Hepatic vena cava syndrome (HVCS) also known as membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava was considered a rare congenital disease and included under Budd Chiari syndrome. It is now recognized as a bacterial infection induced disease related to poor hygienic living condition. Localized thrombophlebitis of IVC at the site close to hepatic veins (HV) outlets is the initial lesion which converts on resolution into stenosis or complete obstruction, the circulatory equilibrium being maintained by development of cavo-caval collateral anastomosis...
February 7, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166238/integrin-dependent-cell-adhesion-to-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-through-engagement-of-fibronectin-in-neutrophil-like-cells
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Marcello Monti, Francesca Iommelli, Viviana De Rosa, Maria Vincenza Carriero, Roberta Miceli, Rosa Camerlingo, Giovanni Di Minno, Silvana Del Vecchio
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), originally recognized as a host defense mechanism, were reported to promote thrombosis and metastatic dissemination of cancer cells. Here we tested the role of integrins α5β1 and ανβ3 in the adhesion of cancer cells to NETs. Neutrophil-like cells stimulated with calcium ionophore (A23187) were used as a stable source of cell-free NETs-enriched suspensions. Using NETs as an adhesion substrate, two human K562 cell lines, differentially expressing α5β1 and ανβ3 integrins, were subjected to adhesion assays in the presence or absence of DNAse 1, blocking antibodies against α5β1 or ανβ3, alone or in combination with DNAse 1, and Proteinase K...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137735/contact-system-activation-and-high-thrombin-generation-in-hyperthyroidism
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Namhee Kim, Ja-Yoon Gu, Hyun Ju Yoo, Se Eun Han, Young Il Kim, Il Seong Nam-Goong, Eun Sook Kim, Hyun Kyung Kim
Background Hyperthyroidism is associated with increased thrombotic risk. Since contact system activation through formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NET) has emerged as an important trigger of thrombosis, we hypothesized that the contact system is activated along with active NET formation in hyperthyroidism and that their markers correlate with disease severity. Materials and Methods In 61 patients with hyperthyroidism and 40 normal controls, the levels of coagulation factors (fibrinogen, and factor VII, VIII, IX, XI, and XII), D-dimer, thrombin generation assay (TGA) markers, NET formation markers (histone-DNA complex, double-stranded DNA, neutrophil elastase), and contact system markers (activated factor XII [XIIa], high-molecular-weight kininogen [HMWK], prekallikrein, and bradykinin) were measured...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114867/cecal-infarction-in-neonatal-calves
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John M Adaska, Robert B Moeller, Patricia C Blanchard, Sharif S Aly
Cecal infarction is an uncommon lesion in calves that results in localized peritonitis and, on occasion, perforation with secondary diffuse peritonitis and death. This lesion in calves has not been described previously. We reviewed the postmortem cases of cecal infarction in dairy calves ≤30 d of age that had been submitted over the course of 5 y to the Tulare branch of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System. The area of cecal infarction and the associated lesion margins were examined histologically...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097233/ectonucleotidase-cd39-driven-control-of-postinfarction-myocardial-repair-and-rupture
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Nadia R Sutton, Takanori Hayasaki, Matthew C Hyman, Anuli C Anyanwu, Hui Liao, Danica Petrovic-Djergovic, Linda Badri, Amy E Baek, Natalie Walker, Keigo Fukase, Yogendra Kanthi, Scott H Visovatti, Ellen L Horste, Jessica J Ray, Sascha N Goonewardena, David J Pinsky
Mechanical complications of myocardial infarction (MI) are often fatal. Little is known about endogenous factors that predispose to myocardial rupture after MI. Ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (CD39) could be a critical mediator of propensity to myocardial rupture after MI due to its role in modulating inflammation and thrombosis. Using a model of permanent coronary artery ligation, rupture was virtually abrogated in cd39(-/-) mice versus cd39(+/+) controls, with elevated fibrin and collagen deposition and marked neutrophil and macrophage influx...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081568/non-lethal-endotoxin-injection-a-rat-model-of-hypercoagulability
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Marjory B Brooks, James R Turk, Abraham Guerrero, Padma K Narayanan, John P Nolan, Elizabeth G Besteman, Dennis W Wilson, Roberta A Thomas, Cindy E Fishman, Karol L Thompson, Heidrun Ellinger-Ziegelbauer, Jennifer B Pierson, April Paulman, Alan Y Chiang, Albert E Schultze
Systemic inflammation co-activates coagulation, which unchecked culminates in a lethal syndrome of multi-organ microvascular thrombosis known as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We studied an endotoxin-induced inflammatory state in rats to identify biomarkers of hemostatic imbalance favoring hypercoagulability. Intraperitoneal injection of LPS at 15 mg/kg body weight resulted in peripheral leukopenia and widespread neutrophilic sequestration characteristic of an acute systemic inflammatory response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073728/biermer-anemia-hematologic-characteristics-of-66-patients-in-a-clinical-hematology-unit-at-senegal
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F Seynabou, N Fatou Samba Diago, D Oulimata Diop, S Abibatou Fall, D Nafissatou
Hematological manifestations can lead to diagnosis of pernicious anemia, also known as Biermer disease and Biermer anemia. This disease has been little studied among black Africans. Our aim is to describe its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects and outcome in our practice. This descriptive study retrospectively examined the records of 66 patients with pernicious anemia seen at the Clinical Hematology Unit of Le Dantec Hospital in Senegal from January 1, 2000, to June 30, 2014. Symptoms were anemic syndrome (40 cases), hemolytic anemia (13), anemic heart failure (7), isolated pallor of the mucous membranes (5), and venous thrombosis (2)...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032527/bioreactivity-of-stent-material-activation-of-platelets-coagulation-leukocytes-and-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-in-vitro
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Veronique Ollivier, Caroline Roques, Nicolas Receveur, Matthias Gratz, Laurent Feldman, Didier Letourneur, Christian Gachet, Pierre H Mangin, Martine Jandrot-Perrus
Outcome of patients with coronary artery disease has been significantly improved by percutaneous coronary interventions with stent implantation. However, despite progress made on devices and antithrombotic treatments, stent thrombosis remains an important issue because of serious adverse consequences. Several mechanisms are assumed to favor stent thrombosis as platelet aggregation, fibrin formation, defective healing and local inflammation. The objective of this study was to evaluate in vitro the thrombogenicity, proinflammatory properties and healing capacities of cobalt-chromium (CoCr), an alloy commonly used for cardiovascular implants...
December 29, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028791/clinical-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#18
Chuanyuan Tao, Jiajing Wang, Xin Hu, Junpeng Ma, Hao Li, Chao You
BACKGROUND: Inflammation and thrombosis are associated with the pathogenesis of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are emerging as novel inflammatory markers in stroke. We aimed to identify the association of NLR and PLR with delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and 3-month outcome after aSAH. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-seven patients diagnosed with aSAH within 24 h of symptoms onset were enrolled...
December 27, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989067/the-presence-of-left-atrial-thrombus-is-associated-with-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-rheumatic-mitral-valve-stenosis
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Ender Ozal, Erdal Belen, Ender Ozgun Cakmak, Gunduz Durmus, Hamdi Pusuroglu
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic mitral valve stenosis (RMVS)-induced left atrial thrombus (LAT) and embolic complications may have clinically devastating consequences. Stasis in the left atrium induced by valvular obstruction is a major factor in the development of thrombus. However, the development of thrombus may not be solely associated with stasis, as it is known that the inflammatory process increases the tendency for thrombosis. The study aim was to examine the relationship between the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), an indicator of inflammation, and the existence of LAT...
March 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975098/endotoxaemia-augmented-murine-venous-thrombosis-is-dependent-on-tlr-4-and-icam-1-and-potentiated-by-neutropenia
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Andrea T Obi, Elizabeth Andraska, Yogendra Kanthi, Chase W Kessinger, Megan Elfline, Cathy Luke, Teruna J Siahaan, Farouc A Jaffer, Thomas W Wakefield, Peter K Henke
Venous thromboembolism is a major cause of death during and immediately post-sepsis. Venous thrombosis (VT) is mediated by cell adhesion molecules and leukocytes, including neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Sepsis, or experimentally, endotoxaemia, shares similar characteristics and is modulated via toll like receptor 4 (TLR4). This study was undertaken to determine if endotoxaemia potentiates early stasis thrombogenesis, and secondarily to determine the role of VT TLR4, ICAM-1 and neutrophils (PMNs). Wild-type (WT), ICAM-1(-/-) and TLR4(-/-) mice underwent treatment with saline or LPS (10 mg/kg i...
December 15, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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