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María T Álvarez-Román, Ihosvany Fernández-Bello, Víctor Jiménez-Yuste, Mónica Martín-Salces, Elena G Arias-Salgado, María I Rivas Pollmar, Raúl Justo Sanz, Nora V Butta
Despite their low platelet count some immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) patients seldom bleed, indicating the presence of factors to compensate thrombocytopenia. Moreover, ITP patients may have an increased risk for thrombosis. These facts suggest the presence of procoagulant mechanisms that have not been clarified yet. The aim of this study was to identify these possible factors. Moreover, the utility of rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®) ) to test haemostasis in these patients was also evaluated. Patients with ITP presented a procoagulant profile due to an increased amount of platelet- and red cell-microparticles, an increased resistance to protein C and the formation of a clot more resistant to fibrinolysis due to augmented levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, which might reflect an endothelial damage/activation in ITP patients...
October 21, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Carol H Miao
Current treatment of hemophilia A (HemA) patients with repeated infusions of factor VIII (FVIII; abbreviated as F8 in constructs) is costly, inconvenient, and incompletely effective. In addition, approximately 25 % of treated patients develop anti-factor VIII immune responses. Gene therapy that can achieve long-term phenotypic correction without the complication of anti-factor VIII antibody formation is highly desired. Lentiviral vector (LV)-mediated gene transfer into hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) results in stable integration of FVIII gene into the host genome, leading to persistent therapeutic effect...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
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
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
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
Shunsuke Tawara, Takumi Sakai, Osamu Matsuzaki
BACKGROUND: Thrombomodulin (TM) alfa, a recombinant human soluble TM, enhances activation of pro-carboxypeptidase B2 (pro-CPB2) by thrombin. Activated pro-CPB2 (CPB2) exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrinolytic activities. Therefore, TM alfa may also have anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrinolytic effects through CPB2. However, these effects of TM alfa have not been elucidated. In the present study, we investigated the effects of TM alfa on inactivation of complement component C5a as an anti-inflammatory effect and prolongation of clot lysis time as an anti-fibrinolytic effect via CPB2 in vitro...
September 17, 2016: Thrombosis Research
Wei Li, Marvin Nieman, Anirban Sen Gupta
Arterial thrombosis (blood clot) is a common complication of many systemic diseases associated with chronic inflammation, including atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, cancer and chronic autoimmune rheumatologic disorders. Thrombi are the cause of most heart attacks, strokes and extremity loss, making thrombosis an extremely important public health problem. Since these thrombi stem from inappropriate platelet activation and subsequent coagulation, targeting these systems therapeutically has important clinical significance for developing safer treatments...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Lisa Macintyre, Hazel Stewart, Michelle Rae
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis is a major global health issue, responsible for thousands of deaths each year. While thrombi can form under a variety of circumstances, lack of mobility significantly increases risk and therefore non-ambulant patients are frequently fitted with anti-embolism stockings on admission to hospital, to aid blood flow, prevent pooling and thus clotting. Anti-embolism stockings are the most widely used non-invasive medical device on the market and are believed to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis by 40%...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Jessica Y Hsieh, Tim D Smith, Vijaykumar S Meli, Thi N Tran, Elliot L Botvinick, Wendy F Liu
: Fibrin is a major component of the provisional extracellular matrix formed during tissue repair following injury, and enables cell infiltration and anchoring at the wound site. Macrophages are dynamic regulators of this process, advancing and resolving inflammation in response to cues in their microenvironment. Although much is known about how soluble factors such as cytokines and chemokines regulate macrophage polarization, less is understood about how insoluble and adhesive cues, specifically the blood coagulation matrix fibrin, influence macrophage behavior...
September 20, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Marc Maegele, Oliver Grottke, Herbert Schöchl, Oliver A Sakowitz, Michael Spannagl, Jürgen Koscielny
BACKGROUND: Direct (non-vitamin-K-dependent) oral anticoagulants (DOAC) are given as an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) to prevent stroke and embolic disease in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not due to pathology of the heart valves. Fatal hemorrhage is rarer when DOACs are given (nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: odds ratio [OR] 0.68; 95% confidence interval [95% CI: 0.48; 0.96], and venous thromboembolism: OR 0.54; [0.22; 1.32]). 48% of emergency trauma patients need an emergency operation or early surgery...
September 5, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Rhian E Davies, Ian C Gilchrist
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) when stented with thin-strut colbalt chrome stents may have a similar outcome to patients without AF. Management of patients with AF potentially place patients at enhanced bleeding risk with triple antithrombotic therapy, or potential thrombotic risk if either oral anticoagulation is held or anti-platelet therapy is truncated. Guideline-based oral anticoagulation for AF is expanding this patient group presenting to the cardiac catheterization laboratory, yet management decisions are still based on limited studies and rely on expert concensus...
September 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Maarten Criel, Benedetta Izzi, Christophe Vandenbriele, Laurens Liesenborghs, Soetkin Van Kerckhoven, Marleen Lox, Katrien Cludts, Elizabeth A V Jones, Thomas Vanassche, Peter Verhamme, Marc Hoylaerts
BACKGROUND: Platelet Endothelial Aggregation Receptor-1 (PEAR1) is a transmembrane platelet receptor that amplifies the activation of the platelet fibrinogen receptor (αIIbβ3) during platelet aggregation. In man, Pear1 polymorphisms are associated with changes in platelet aggregability. In this report, we characterized Pear1 expression and function in murine platelets. METHODS: Pear1 phosphorylation and signaling, platelet aggregation, α-degranulation and clot retraction were studied in WT and Pear1(-/-) platelets...
October 2016: Thrombosis Research
Dionne Tannetta, Ieva Masliukaite, Manu Vatish, Christopher Redman, Ian Sargent
The release of extracellular vesicles (EV) by the syncytiotrophoblast (STB) may be an important mechanism by which the placenta signals to the mother. STB derived EV (STBEV) are comprised predominantly of exosomes (50-150nm) and microvesicles (100-1000nm) that contain bioactive mediators such as proteins, nucleic acids and lipids. They, along with larger syncytial nuclear aggregates are released by the STB into the maternal circulation throughout gestation in normal pregnancy where they appear to have an immunoregulatory role, inhibiting T cell and NK cell responses...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Kazuya Hosokawa, Tomoko Ohnishi-Wada, Hisayo Sameshima-Kaneko, Tomoka Nagasato, Naoki Miura, Kiyoshi Kikuchi, Takehiko Koide, Ikuro Maruyama, Tetsumei Urano
INTRODUCTION: Despite the proven benefits of thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for peripheral thromboembolism, perfusion failure frequently occurs, particularly in arterial circulation. We evaluated how the modification of fibrinolytic activity affects thrombus formation under flow and static conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: t-PA-treated human whole-blood samples (n=6) were perfused over a microchip coated with collagen and tissue thromboplastin at different shear rates, and thrombus formation was quantified by measuring flow pressure changes...
October 2016: Thrombosis Research
Shu Zhu, Yichen Lu, Talid R Sinno, Scott L Diamond
Coagulation kinetics are well established for purified blood proteases or human plasma clotting isotropically. However, less is known about thrombin generation kinetics and transport within blood clots formed under hemodynamic flow. Using microfluidic perfusion (wall shear rate, 200 (s-1)) of corn trypsin inhibitor-treated whole blood over a 250-micron long patch of type I fibrillar collagen/lipidated TF (~ 1 TF molecule/μm(2)), we measured thrombin released from clots using thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) immunoassay...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Rita de Cássia O Collaço, Priscila Randazzo-Moura, Mariana L Tamascia, Igor Rapp F da Silva, Thalita Rocha, José C Cogo, Stephen Hyslop, Charles G Sanny, Léa Rodrigues-Simioni
In this work, we examined some biochemical and biological activities of Bothrops fonsecai venom, a pitviper endemic to southeastern Brazil, and assessed their neutralization by commercial bothropic antivenom (CAv). Cross-reactivity of venom with CAv was also assessed by immunoblotting and size-exclusion high performance chromatography (SE-HPLC). Bothrops fonsecai venom had PLA2, proteolytic and esterase activities that were neutralized to varying extents by venom:antivenom ratios of 5:1 and 5:2 (PLA2 and esterase activities) or not significantly by either venom:antivenom ratio (proteolytic activity)...
August 30, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
A C Brisset, A Ferrández, M Krause, S Rathbun, R Marlar, W Korte
BACKGROUND: Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is still a commonly used anticoagulant for prevention and treatment of thromboembolism in a variety of situations. Increasingly, chromogenic anti-Xa assays are used for UFH monitoring given the high variability of the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) in this setting. On the other hand, and despite the known variability, the aPTT test remains the most frequently used monitoring tool in UFH therapy due to its broad availability, lower costs, and wide acceptance...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Yizhu Chen, Wenlong Yang, Lingyu Guo, Xiaolin Wu, Tiantian Zhang, Junling Liu, Junfeng Zhang
Platelets play a crucial role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis-thrombosis and, therefore, antiplatelet drugs are widely used in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Moreover, advances in understanding the biological functions of natural plant products can provide new pharmacological strategies aimed at promoting cardiovascular health. Atractylenolide I (ATL-1), ATL-2, and ATL-3 are the major bioactive components of a Qi tonifying medicinal herb Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (Atractylodes macrocephala), which is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)...
August 25, 2016: Platelets
Wenjing Shang, Yafei Zhai, Zhongrui Ma, Gongjin Yang, Yan Ding, Donglei Han, Jiang Li, Houcheng Zhang, Jun Liu, Peng George Wang, Xian-Wei Liu, Min Chen
BACKGROUND: In the process of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) organ transplantation, removal of anti-A and/or B antibodies from blood plasma is a promising method to overcome hyperacute rejection and allograft loss caused by the immune response between anti-A and/or B antibodies and the A and/or B antigens in the recipient. Although there are commercial columns to do this work, the application is still limited because of the high production cost. RESULTS: In this study, the PglB glycosylation pathway from Campylobacter jejuni was exploited to produce glycoprotein conjugated with Escherichia coli O86:B7 O-antigen, which bears the blood group B antigen epitope to absorb blood group B antibody in blood...
2016: Microbial Cell Factories
Karim R Saab, Sonia Elhadad, Dennis Copertino, Jeffrey Laurence
Before the modern era of HIV/AIDS therapeutics, which enabled a cascade of early recognition of infection, prompt initiation of effective antiretroviral therapies, and close follow-up, severe forms of microvascular clotting disorders known as thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) were frequent in the setting of advanced HIV disease. Their incidence was as high as 7% in the period 1984-1999, but fell dramatically, to <0.5%, by 2002. This profound change was predicated on one critical development: availability of new classes of anti-HIV drugs, enabling reduction and maintenance of HIV viral loads to undetectable levels...
August 2016: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
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