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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344582/factor-xiii-in-plasma-but-not-in-platelets-mediates-red-blood-cell-retention-in-clots-and-venous-thrombus-size-in-mice
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Sravya Kattula, James R Byrnes, Sara M Martin, Lori A Holle, Brian C Cooley, Matthew J Flick, Alisa S Wolberg
The transglutaminase factor XIII (FXIII) stabilizes clots against mechanical and biochemical disruption and is essential for hemostasis. In vitro and in vivo models of venous thrombosis demonstrate that FXIII mediates clot size by promoting red blood cell (RBC) retention. However, the key source of FXIII and whether FXIII activity can be reduced to suppress thrombosis without imposing deleterious hemostatic consequences are 2 critical unresolved questions. FXIII is present in multiple compartments, including plasma (FXIIIplasma) as a heterotetramer of A2 and B2 subunits and platelets (FXIIIplt) as an A2 homodimer...
January 9, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340822/a-preclinical-animal-study-of-a-novel-simple-and-secure-duct-and-vessel-occluder-for-laparoscopic-surgery
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Amir Szold, Arnold Miller, Nir Lilach, Ana-Maria Botero-Anug, Raanan Miller, Steven D Schwaitzberg
BACKGROUND: Secure occlusion of large blood vessels and ductal structures is critical to all surgeries and remains a challenge in many minimally invasive procedures. This study compares in vivo use of the Amsel Occluder (AO) for secure laparoscopic blood vessel and duct closure, with one of the many commercially available hemoclips (Ligaclip®), in the porcine model. METHODS: Laparoscopic closure of vessels and ducts was performed on 12 swine to compare the ease of use, safety and efficacy of the AO with a hemoclip, as well as the tissue response at > 30 days (10 swine)...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339168/selection-of-p2y12-inhibitor-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-or-acute-coronary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Udaya Tantry, Eliano P Navarese, Aung Myat, Paul Gurbel
The P2Y12 receptor plays a critical role in the amplification of platelet aggregation in response to various agonists and stable thrombus generation at the site of vascular injury leading to deleterious ischemic complications. Therefore, treatment with a P2Y12 receptor blocker is a major effective strategy to prevent ischemic complications in high -risk patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The determination of optimal platelet inhibition is based on maximizing antithrombotic properties while minimizing bleeding risk and is critically dependent on individual patient's propensity for thrombotic and bleeding risks...
January 12, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338536/p2y12-receptor-inhibitors-an-evolution-in-drug-design-to-prevent-arterial-thrombosis
#4
Danny Kupka, Dirk Sibbing
P2Y12 inhibitors are a critical component of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) - a combination of a P2Y12 receptor inhibitor and aspirin - which is the superior strategy to prevent arterial thrombosis in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and undergoing stent implantation. Areas covered: Basic science articles, clinical studies, and reviews from 1992-2017 were searched using Pubmed library to collet impactful literature. After an introduction to the purinergic receptor biology, this review summarizes current knowledge on P2Y12 receptor inhibitors including their specific pharmacodynamic as well as pharmacokinetic and drug interaction features...
January 17, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332421/comparison-of-two-weight-based-desmopressin-dosing-strategies-for-spontaneous-bleeding
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Miguel J Franquiz, Michelle C Hines, Siu Yan Amy Yeung
BACKGROUND: The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of desmopressin are appropriate for adjusted body weight-based dosing, particularly in obese patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe desmopressin dosing strategies, with emphasis on hemostatic outcomes among patients without preexisting bleeding disorders. METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective cohort study of patients who received intravenous weight-based desmopressin for a hemostatic indication...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332420/activated-factor-7-versus-4-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-critical-bleeding-post-cardiac-surgery
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Sarah L Mehringer, Zachary Klick, Jonathan Bain, Elizabeth B McNeely, Sreekumar Subramanian, Lawrence J Pass, Davis Drinkwater, V Seenu Reddy
BACKGROUND: Recombinant and plasma-derived factor products, such as activated factor seven (rFVIIa) and four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4-factor PCC), have been used off-label for bleeding after cardiac surgery, but little evidence has been published regarding their efficacy and safety. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a difference in chest tube output in patients who have received 4-factor PCC or rFVIIa for critical postoperative bleeding associated with cardiovascular surgery...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325707/successful-creation-of-pancreatic-cancer-organoids-by-means-of-eus-guided-fine-needle-biopsy-for-personalized-cancer-treatment
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Herve Tiriac, Juan Carlos Bucobo, Demetrios Tzimas, Suman Grewel, Joseph F Lacomb, Leahana M Rowehl, Satish Nagula, Maoxin Wu, Joseph Kim, Aaron Sasson, Shivakumar Vignesh, Laura Martello, Maria Munoz-Sagastibelza, Jonathan Somma, David A Tuveson, Ellen Li, Jonathan M Buscaglia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pancreatic cancer organoids are tumor models of individualized human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), created from surgical specimens and used for personalized treatment strategies. Unfortunately the vast majority of patients with PDA are not operative candidates. Creation of human PDA organoids at the time of initial tumor diagnosis is therefore critical. Our aim was to assess the feasibility of creating human PDA organoids by EUS fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) in patients with PDA...
January 8, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321041/effects-of-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-adult-icu-patients-receiving-renal-replacement-therapy-sup-icu-renal-siren-study-protocol-for-a-pre-planned-observational-study
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Joerg C Schefold, Anders Perner, Theis Lange, Jørn Wetterslev, Matt P Wise, Mark Borthwick, Stepani Bendel, Frederik Keus, Anne Berit Guttormsen, Søren Marker, Mette Krag, Morten Hylander Møller
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors are often used in critically ill patients to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding despite limited evidence for benefit. Patients with acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) are at high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding as (pre-)uremia induces coagulopathy through effects on platelets and coagulation cascades. No high-quality randomized clinical trials have previously assessed the benefits and harms of prophylactic proton pump inhibitor use in this high-risk population of adult critically ill patients...
January 10, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301754/maintenance-of-murine-platelet-homeostasis-by-the-kinase-csk-and-the-phosphatase-cd148
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Jun Mori, Zoltan Nagy, Giada Di Nunzio, Christopher W Smith, Mitchell J Geer, Rashid Al Ghaithi, Johanna P van Geffen, Silke Heising, Luke Boothman, Bibian M E Tullemans, Joao N Correia, Louise Tee, Marijke J E Kuijpers, Paul Harrison, Johan W M Heemskerk, Gavin E Jarvis, Alexander Tarakhovsky, Arthur Weiss, Alexandra Mazharian, Yotis A Senis
Src family kinases (SFKs) coordinate the initiating and propagating activation signals in platelets, however it remains unclear how they are regulated. Here we show that ablation of C-terminal Src kinase (Csk) and receptor-like protein tyrosine-phosphatase CD148 in mice results in a dramatic increase in platelet SFK activity, demonstrating that these proteins are essential regulators of platelet reactivity. Paradoxically, Csk/CD148-deficient mice exhibit reduced in vivo and ex vivo thrombus formation and increased bleeding following injury, rather than a prothrombotic phenotype...
January 4, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299627/3d-vascular-anatomy-of-the-presacral-space-impact-of-age-and-adiposity
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Alexander A Berger, Steven Abramowitch, Pamela A Moalli
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Defining patient characteristics that alter vascular anatomy at the sacrum is critical for avoiding life-threatening bleeding at the time of sacrocolpopexy. We tested the hypothesis that in thinner/older women, the bifurcations of the aorta and inferior vena cava (IVC) are lower relative to S1 resulting in less space accessible for suture/mesh placement, placing this group at increased risk of major vascular injury. METHODS: In a retrospective cross-sectional study, CT scans were used to make 2D measurements and a 3D model of the aorta/IVC, intervertebral disc space, and bony anatomy using segmentation and modeling software...
January 3, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298625/initial-romiplostim-dosing-and-time-to-platelet-response-in-patients-with-treatment-refractory-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Ryan K DasGupta, Lauren Levine, Tracy Wiczer, Spero Cataland
Background/rationale Romiplostim is a thrombopoietin receptor agonist recommended as a second-line therapy for immune thrombocytopenia. An initial dose of 1 mcg/kg/week subcutaneously with weekly 1 mcg/kg dose escalation is recommended per package labeling. Optimizing romiplostim dosing for hospitalized, corticosteroid- and intravenous immunoglobulin-refractory patients with severe thrombocytopenia secondary to immune thrombocytopenia may be critical for improving platelet responses, reducing the risk of bleeding, and decreasing hospital length of stay...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296914/severe-platelet-dysfunction-in-nhl-patients-receiving-ibrutinib-is-absent-in-patients-receiving-acalabrutinib
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Alexander P Bye, Amanda J Unsworth, Michael J Desborough, Catherine A T Hildyard, Niamh Appleby, David Bruce, Neline Kriek, Sophie H Nock, Tanya Sage, Craig E Hughes, Jonathan M Gibbins
The Bruton tyrosine kinase (Btk) inhibitor ibrutinib induces platelet dysfunction and causes increased risk of bleeding. Off-target inhibition of Tec is believed to contribute to platelet dysfunction and other side effects of ibrutinib. The second-generation Btk inhibitor acalabrutinib was developed with improved specificity for Btk over Tec. We investigated platelet function in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) receiving ibrutinib or acalabrutinib by aggregometry and by measuring thrombus formation on collagen under arterial shear...
December 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288116/a-study-on-outcome-of-binding-pancreaticogastrostomy-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-prospective-study
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Dronacharya Routh, Nishant Pathak, C S Naidu, A K Singh, P P Rao, Priya Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: The type of anastomosis of the pancreas following pancreaticoduodenectomy is often attributed to the reason for pancreatic leak. Results of various randomized trials comparing pancreaticojejunostomy and pancreaticogastrostomy are conflicting one suggesting advantage over the other and vice versa. In this study we intend to critically analyze a novel technique of binding pancreaticogastrostomy following pancreaticoduodenectomy. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to see the outcome of binding pancreaticogastrostomy by evaluating the technical aspects of binding PG and study the incidence of post-operative complications...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287058/activities-of-the-thor-aabb-working-party
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Mark H Yazer, Philip C Spinella
The AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) is an international authority on transfusion medicine and tissue banking. The Trauma, Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research (THOR) Network is an international multidisciplinary network of civilian and military providers ranging from first responders and medics to critical care physicians, and from basic scientists to clinical trialists. The THOR Network's vision is to improve outcomes from traumatic hemorrhagic shock by optimizing the acute phase of resuscitation...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282441/platelet-transfusion-thresholds-among-children-admitted-to-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Batool Alsheikh, Madhuradhar Chegondi, Balagangadhar Totapally
Objective To evaluate the threshold for platelet transfusion in children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). This is a retrospective chart review study, conducted at our tertiary level PICU and is related to critically ill pediatric patients who required platelet transfusion. Methods We retrieved the target patient population data from our blood bank database. The patients were subdivided into four subgroups: hematologic (hematologic malignancies, bone marrow suppression, hemolytic anemia, and sickle cell disease), surgical (post-surgical, trauma and acute bleeding), the unstable fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2 > 0...
October 24, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280410/iron-balance-and-iron-supplementation-for-the-female-athlete-a-practical-approach
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Charles R Pedlar, Carlo Brugnara, Georgie Bruinvels, Richard Burden
Maintaining a positive iron balance is essential for female athletes to avoid the effects of iron deficiency and anaemia and to maintain or improve performance. A major function of iron is in the production of the oxygen and carbon dioxide carrying molecule, haemoglobin, via erythropoiesis. Iron balance is under the control of a number of factors including the peptide hormone hepcidin, dietary iron intake and absorption, environmental stressors (e.g. altitude), exercise, menstrual blood loss and genetics. Menstruating females, particularly those with heavy menstrual bleeding are at an elevated risk of iron deficiency...
December 27, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278306/haematoma-scavenging-in-intracerebral-haemorrhage-from-mechanisms-to-the-clinic
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REVIEW
Gaiqing Wang, Li Wang, Xin-Gang Sun, Jiping Tang
The products of erythrocyte lyses, haemoglobin (Hb) and haem, are recognized as neurotoxins and the main contributors to delayed cerebral oedema and tissue damage after intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). Finding a means to efficiently promote absorption of the haemolytic products (Hb and haem) around the bleeding area in the brain through stimulating the function of the body's own garbage cleaning system is a novel clinical challenge and critical for functional recovery after ICH. In this review, available information of the brain injury mechanisms underlying ICH and endogenous haematoma scavenging system is provided...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273390/outcomes-of-patients-with-critical-limb-ischaemia-in-the-euclid-trial
#18
Lars Norgren, Manesh R Patel, William R Hiatt, Daniel M Wojdyla, F Gerry R Fowkes, Iris Baumgartner, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Jeffrey S Berger, W Schuyler Jones, Brian G Katona, Peter Held, Juuso I Blomster, Frank W Rockhold, Martin Björck
OBJECTIVES: Critical limb ischaemia (CLI) implies an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and the optimal antithrombotic treatment is not established. DESIGN, MATERIALS, METHODS: The EUCLID trial investigated the effect of monotherapy with ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in 13,885 patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD); the primary endpoint was cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or ischaemic stroke. Patients planned for revascularisation or amputation within 3 months, were excluded...
December 19, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248145/renal-replacement-therapy-and-anticoagulation
#19
REVIEW
Timo Brandenburger, Thomas Dimski, Torsten Slowinski, Detlef Kindgen-Milles
Today, up to 20% of all intensive care unit patients require renal replacement therapy (RRT), and continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) are the preferred technique. In CRRT, effective anticoagulation of the extracorporeal circuit is mandatory to prevent clotting of the circuit or filter and to maintain filter performance. At present, a variety of systemic and regional anticoagulation modes for CRRT are available. Worldwide, unfractionated heparin is the most widely used anticoagulant. All systemic techniques are associated with significant adverse effects...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240627/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-bridges-inoperable-patients-to-definitive-cardiac-operation
#20
Nikola Dobrilovic, Omar Lateef, Lauren Michalak, Maja Delibasic, Jaishankar Raman
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) offers an opportunity for patient recovery through complete cardiopulmonary support but is associated with complications that limit duration and overall utility. We examine the role of ECMO as a potential bridge to high-risk cardiac surgery in otherwise inoperable cases. This study reports a retrospective, multi-institution experience examining all patients for whom ECMO was used preoperatively as a bridge to definitive cardiac surgery without exception. A consecutive patient database (December 2011 through August 2017) was utilized...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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