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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780778/impact-of-presence-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies-on-in-vitro-fertilization-outcome
#1
Yeon Hee Hong, Se Jeong Kim, Kyoung Yong Moon, Seul Ki Kim, Byung Chul Jee, Won Don Lee, Seok Hyun Kim
Objective: To investigate prevalence of antiphospholipid antibody (APA) in Korean infertile women undergoing the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and to evaluate the influence of APA on the subsequent IVF outcomes. Method: Two hundred nineteen infertile women who destined the first IVF were prospectively enrolled in 2 infertility centers. Male factor or uterine factor infertility and women with past or current endocrine or immunologic disorders were completely excluded...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772345/autologous-liquid-platelet-rich-fibrin-a-novel-drug-delivery-system
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REVIEW
Richard J Miron, Yufeng Zhang
There is currently widespread interest within the biomaterial field to locally deliver biomolecules for bone and cartilage regeneration. Substantial work to date has focused on the potential role of these biomolecules during the healing process, and the carrier system utilized is a key factor in their effectiveness. Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a naturally derived fibrin scaffold that is easily obtained from peripheral blood following centrifugation. Slower centrifugation speeds have led to the commercialization of a liquid formulation (liquid-PRF) resulting in an upper plasma layer composed of liquid fibrinogen/thrombin prior to clot formation that remains in its liquid phase for approximately 15 minutes until injected into bodily tissues...
May 14, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768983/anticoagulation-monitoring-under-ecmo-support-a-comparative-study-between-the-activated-coagulation-time-and-the-anti-xa-activity-assay
#3
Clément Delmas, Aemilia Jacquemin, Fanny Vardon-Bounes, Bernard Georges, Felipe Guerrero, Nicolas Hernandez, Bertrand Marcheix, Thierry Seguin, Vincent Minville, Jean-Marie Conil, Stein Silva
PURPOSE: Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is used in cases of severe respiratory and/or circulatory failure over periods of several days to several weeks. Its circuitry requires a closely monitored anticoagulation therapy that is empirically supported by activated clotting time (ACT)-a method often associated with large inter- and intraindividual variability. We aimed to compare the measurement of heparin activity with ACT and the direct measurement of the heparin activity (anti-Xa) in a large ECMO population...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746314/impact-of-anticoagulation-and-circuit-technology-on-complications-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#4
Robert A Niebler, Hinah Parker, George M Hoffman
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact a change in anticoagulation protocol and circuit technology had on bleeding and thrombotic complications in patients supported on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A retrospective review at a tertiary, academic pediatric intensive care unit was undertaken. The anticoagulation protocol changed from targeting an activated clotting time (ACT) to anti-Xa level. Significant changes in the ECMO circuit were undertaken concurrently. One-hundred and fifty-two ECMO runs in 129 patients in the ACT target group were compared with 122 ECMO runs in 101 patients in the anti-Xa target group...
May 8, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745306/biocompatibility-and-in-vivo-degradation-of-chitosan-based-hydrogels-as-potential-drug-carrier
#5
Xue Liu, Feng Su, Xin Shen, Yuandou Wang, Xingjian Zhang, Quansheng Xing, Lihong Wang, Yangsheng Chen
Carboxymethyl chitosan-graft-polylactide (CMCS-PLA) and carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCS) hydrogels were prepared by using 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride/N-hydroxysuccinimide (EDC/NHS) as crosslinking agent and catalyst at room temperature. The biocompatibility of the hydrogels was evaluated with the aim of assessing their potential as drug carrier. Various aspects of biocompatibility were considered, including MTT assay, agar diffusion test, release of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), hemolytic test, plasma recalcification time (PRT), and dynamic clotting time...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741779/n1-methylnicotinamide-mnam-as-a-guardian-of-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Hamid Reza Nejabati, Aynaz Mihanfar, Masoud Pezeshkian, Amir Fattahi, Zeinab Latifi, Naser Safaie, Mohammad Valiloo, Ahmad Reza Jodati, Mohammad Nouri
Atherosclerosis is identified as the formation of atherosclerotic plaques, which could initiate the formation of a blood clot in which its growth to coronary artery can lead to a heart attack. N-methyltransferase (NNMT) is an enzyme that converts the NAM (nicotinamide) to its methylated form, N1-methylnicotinamide (MNAM). Higher levels of MNAM have been reported in cases with coronary artery disease (CAD). Further, MNAM increases endothelial prostacyclin (PGI2) and nitric oxide (NO) and thereby causes vasorelaxation...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736870/can-we-predict-thrombotic-tendency-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-thromboelastographic-analysis-with-rotem
#7
Sümeyye Merve Türk, Döndü Üsküdar Cansu, Hava Üsküdar Teke, Timuçin Kaşifoğlu, O Meltem Akay, Muzaffer Bilgin, Cengiz Korkmaz
The higher incidence of arterial and venous events is well established in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our aim here was to investigate whether there is a prothrombotic state in RA patients by using rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) method and to demonstrate whether the disease variables play a role in this process. A total of 85 patients who met the 2010 RA classification criteria were consecutively included in the study. The patients with RA who have been using antiaggregant, anticoagulant, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and had a history of arterial or venous thromboembolism were excluded from the study...
May 7, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724819/establishing-the-transient-mass-balance-of-thrombosis-from-tissue-factor-to-thrombin-to-fibrin-under-venous-flow
#8
Shu Zhu, Jason Chen, Scott L Diamond
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the coregulation of thrombin and fibrin as blood flows over a procoagulant surface. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using microfluidic perfusion of factor XIIa-inhibited human whole blood (200 s- 1 wall shear rate) over a 250-μ long patch of collagen/TF (tissue factor; ≈1 molecule per μm2 ) and immunoassays of the effluent for F1.2 (prothrombin fragment 1.2), TAT (thrombin-antithrombin complex), and D-dimer (post-end point plasmin digest), we sought to establish the transient mass balance for clotting under venous flow...
May 3, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723281/immunity-to-lulohya-and-lundep-the-salivary-spreading-factors-from-lutzomyia-longipalpis-protects-against-leishmania-major-infection
#9
Ines Martin-Martin, Andrezza Campos Chagas, Anderson B Guimaraes-Costa, Laura Amo, Fabiano Oliveira, Ian N Moore, Thiago S DeSouza-Vieira, Elda E Sanchez, Montamas Suntravat, Jesus G Valenzuela, Jose M C Ribeiro, Eric Calvo
Salivary components from disease vectors help arthropods to acquire blood and have been shown to enhance pathogen transmission in different model systems. Here we show that two salivary enzymes from Lutzomyia longipalpis have a synergist effect that facilitates a more efficient blood meal intake and diffusion of other sialome components. We have previously shown that Lundep, a highly active endonuclease, enhances parasite infection and prevent blood clotting by inhibiting the intrinsic pathway of coagulation...
May 3, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718586/measurement-of-rivaroxaban-concentrations-demonstrates-lack-of-clinical-utility-of-a-pt-dpt-and-aptt-test-in-estimating-levels
#10
I Thom, G Cameron, D Robertson, H G Watson
INTRODUCTION: Rivaroxaban concentrations were measured in 127 inpatient samples using an HPLC-MS/MS assay. METHODS: We compared this measurement with a calibrated anti-Xa assay and performed PT, aPTT and dilute PT tests to assess the value of clot-based assays in clinical decision-making. RESULTS: The correlation between the anti-Xa assay and the HPLC-MS/MS at therapeutic concentrations was strong (R2  = 0.98). The PT, RecombiPlasTin 2G, and aPTT, Actin FS, showed a linear dose-response but poor correlation (R2  = 0...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699477/effects-of-bacterial-translocation-on-hemodynamic-and-coagulation-parameters-during-living-donor-liver-transplant
#11
Heba A Moharem, Fawzia Aboul Fetouh, Hamed M Darwish, Doaa Ghaith, Mohamed Elayashy, Amr Hussein, Riham Elsayed, Mohammad M Khalil, Amr Abdelaal, Mahmoud ElMeteini, Ahmed Mukhtar
BACKGROUND: Bacterial translocation (BT) has been proposed as a trigger for stimulation of the immune system with consequent hemodynamic alteration in patients with liver cirrhosis. However, no information is available regarding its hemodynamic and coagulation consequences during liver transplantation. METHODS: We screened 30 consecutive adult patients undergoing living-donor liver transplant for the presence of BT. Bacterial DNA, Anti factor Xa (aFXa), thromboelastometry, tumor necrosis factor-α TNF-α, and interleukin-17 (IL-17) values were measured in sera before induction of anesthesia...
April 25, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697010/delayed-activation-of-ppar-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-improves-long-term-survival-in-mouse-sepsis-effects-on-organ-inflammation-and-coagulation
#12
Daniel Busch, Amar Kapoor, Pia Rademann, Frank Hildebrand, Soheyl Bahrami, Christoph Thiemermann, Marcin F Osuchowski
Activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-β/δ reduces tissue injury in murine endotoxemia. We hypothesized that the PPAR-β/δ-agonist GW0742 improves long-term outcome after sepsis caused by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Fifty-one CD-1 female mice underwent CLP and received either vehicle (control), GW0742 (0.03 mg/kg/injection; five post-CLP i.v. injections), GSK0660 (PPAR-β/δ-antagonist) or both and were monitored for 28 d. Another 20 CLP mice treated with GW0742 and vehicle were sacrificed 24 h post-CLP to assess coagulopathy...
January 1, 2018: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677080/corm-401-reduces-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-an-ex-vivo-renal-porcine-model-of-the-donation-after-cardiac-death
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Rabindra N Bhattacharjee, Mahms Richard-Mohamed, Qizhi Sun, Aaron Haig, Ghaleb Aboalsamh, Peter Barrett, Richard Mayer, Ibrahim Alhasan, Karen Pineda-Solis, Larry Jiang, Hajed Alharbi, Manujendra Saha, Eric Patterson, Alp Sener, Gediminas Cepinskas, Anthony M Jevnikar, Patrick P W Luke
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) inhalation protects organ by reducing inflammation and cell death during transplantation processes in animal model. However, using CO in clinical transplantation is difficult due to its delivery in a controlled manner. A manganese-containing CORM-401 has recently been synthesized which can efficiently deliver 3 molar equivalents of CO. We report the ability of this anti-inflammatory CORM-401 to reduce ischemia reperfusion injury associated with prolonged cold storage of renal allografts obtained from donation after cardiac death in a porcine model of transplantation...
April 19, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672756/reduced-plasma-fibrin-clot-permeability-is-associated-with-recurrent-thromboembolic-events-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Magdalena Celinska-Löwenhoff, Michal Zabczyk, Teresa Iwaniec, Krzysztof Plens, Jacek Musial, Anetta Undas
Objectives: APS is associated with arterial and venous thrombosis. The unfavourable fibrin clot phenotype, including formation of dense and poorly lysable clots, has been reported in thrombotic APS. We investigated whether abnormal plasma clot properties are predictive of recurrent thromboembolism in APS. Methods: We followed 126 consecutive patients with thrombotic APS and 105 control subjects, without APS, matched for thrombotic events. Plasma fibrin clot permeability (Ks), turbidity measurements and clot lysis time were evaluated ⩾5 months after a thrombotic event...
April 17, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669778/factor-viia-induces-anti-inflammatory-signaling-via-epcr-and-par1
#15
Vijay Kondreddy, Jue Wang, Shiva Keshava, Charles T Esmon, L Vijaya Mohan Rao, Usha R Pendurthi
Recent studies show that endothelial cell protein C receptor (EPCR) interacts with diverse ligands, in addition to its known ligands protein C and activated protein C (APC). We showed in earlier studies that procoagulant clotting factor VIIa (FVIIa) binds EPCR and down-regulates EPCR-mediated anticoagulation and induces endothelial barrier protective effect. Here, we investigated the effect of FVIIa interaction with EPCR on endothelial cell inflammation and LPS-induced inflammatory responses in vivo. Treatment of endothelial cells with FVIIa suppressed TNFα- and LPS-induced expression of cellular adhesion molecules and adherence of monocytes to endothelial cells...
April 18, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656433/antifibrinolytics-for-heavy-menstrual-bleeding
#16
REVIEW
Alison C Bryant-Smith, Anne Lethaby, Cindy Farquhar, Martha Hickey
BACKGROUND: Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is an important physical and social problem for women. Oral treatment for HMB includes antifibrinolytic drugs, which are designed to reduce bleeding by inhibiting clot-dissolving enzymes in the endometrium.Historically, there has been some concern that using the antifibrinolytic tranexamic acid (TXA) for HMB may increase the risk of venous thromboembolic disease. This is an umbrella term for deep venous thrombosis (blood clots in the blood vessels in the legs) and pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the blood vessels in the lungs)...
April 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645406/modified-clot-waveform-analysis-to-measure-plasma-coagulation-potential-in-the-presence-of-the-anti-factor-ixa-factor-x-bispecific-antibody-emicizumab
#17
Keiji Nogami, Tomoko Matsumoto, Yuka Tabuchi, Tetsuhiro Soeda, Nobuo Arai, Takehisa Kitazawa, Midori Shima
BACKGROUND: Emicizumab is an anti-factor (F)IXa/FX bispecific antibody that mimics FVIIIa cofactor function. Emicizumab does not require activation by thrombin and its effect on shortening activated partial prothrombin time (aPTT) is much greater relative to FVIII. The aPTT has limited utility, therefore, in hemophilia A patients (HA-pts) treated with emicizumab. AIM: To evaluate the global coagulation potential of emicizumab. METHODS: Clot waveform analysis (CWA) with prothrombin time (PT)/aPTT-mixed reagents was used to define hemostatic monitoring protocols in HA-pts...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625932/effect-of-caffeine-on-anti-clotting-activity-of-warfarin-in-healthy-male-albino-rabbits
#18
Shamaila Zafar, Muhammad Mudassar Ashraf, Asghar Ali, Nosheen Aslam, Asma Ashraf, Sara Zafar, Rahat Andleeb, Muhammad Waqas Khadam, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Muhammad Akram, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Muhammad Daniyal
Drug-drug interactions are most commonly occurring phenomenon in clinical practice. Many physicians are afraid of being involved in an allegation of malpractices due to the occurrence of any severe interaction. These interactions not only occur between drugs but also between any kind of food, tobacco smoke, caffeine and alcohol etc. Therefore, the present study was directed to inspect the effect of caffeine on the anticoagulation activity of warfarin in healthy adult male albino rabbits. Blank blood samples were collected from each rabbit...
March 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623883/evaluation-of-the-coagulometer-sta-r-max-%C3%A2-stago-for-routine-coagulation-parameters
#19
Justine Brulé, Thomas Sinegre, Bruno Pereira, Marc G Berger, Anne-Françoise Serre-Sapin, Aurélien Lebreton
The STA R Max® is a fully automated multiparameter coagulometer using clotting (viscosity-based detection system), chromogenic and immunologic assays. STA R Max® is equipped with an innovative software (STA Coag Expert® ) designed to assist laboratory in accreditation. The aim of this study was to evaluate its performances for the certification according to ISO 15189 quality standard in the haemostasis unit of our university hospital. The following tests were evaluated: prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), kaolin cephalin clotting time (KCCT), fibrinogen, anti-Xa assay and D-dimers...
April 1, 2018: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571622/comparison-between-activated-clotting-time-and-anti-activated-factor-x-activity-for-the-monitoring-of-unfractionated-heparin-therapy-in-patients-with-aortic-aneurysm-undergoing-an-endovascular-procedure
#20
Benjamin Dieplinger, Margot Egger, Christian Luft, Franz Hinterreiter, Thomas Pernerstorfer, Meinhard Haltmayer, Thomas Mueller
OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) and measurement of activated clotting time (ACT) during endovascular procedures. The aim of this study was to compare ACT and anti-activated factor X (anti-Xa) measurements for monitoring of UFH therapy during an aortic endograft procedure and to assess the association of peak ACT and peak anti-Xa activity with periprocedural bleeding. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 104 patients with aortic aneurysm undergoing endovascular procedures with repeated coagulation measurements...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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