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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142842/prevention-and-management-of-bleeding-in-thyroid-surgery
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REVIEW
Gabriele Materazzi, Carlo Enrico Ambrosini, Lorenzo Fregoli, Luigi De Napoli, Gianluca Frustaci, Valeria Matteucci, Piermarco Papini, Sohail Bakkar, Paolo Miccoli
Post-thyroidectomy neck hematoma represents a major concern for surgeons because it can result in severe and even life-threatening complications. In fact, postoperative hemorrhage may result in airway compression and respiratory distress, and therefore, effective hemostasis is an important goal in thyroid surgery. Postoperative hematoma occurs at a rate of approximately 0.1% to 1.1%. Almost all cases occur in the first 6 h after surgery and can be the result of several surgeon or patient factors. For many years the clamp-and-tie technique has been the most common way to divide the main vascular pedicles of the thyroid gland...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137941/acute-and-sub-acute-oral-toxicity-studies-of-the-aqueous-extract-from-radix-radix-with-cortex-and-cortex-of-psammosilene-tunicoides-in-mice-and-rats
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Yi-Chen, Min-Xuan Wu, Jie-Liu, Xiao-Jie Ma, Jin-Li Shi, Sheng-Nan Wang, Zhi-Quan Zheng, Jian-You Guo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Psammosilene tunicoides is one of the important ingredients of a famous Chinese traditional medicine formulation "Yunnan Baiyao". Also, this plant is commonly used as an anodyne and hemostatic agent in southwest China. Currently, little toxicological information is available on its safety following prolonged use. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, we sought to evaluate the toxicity of the three different parts of Psammosilene tunicoides: Psammosilenes Radix (PR), Psammosilenes Radix with Cortex (PRC) and Psammosilenes Cortex (PC) by acute and sub-acute toxicity studies...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130853/endovascular-treatment-of-12-cases-of-renal-arteriovenous-malformations-the-experience-of-1-center-and-an-overview-of-the-literature
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Zhen-Yu Jia, Chun-Gao Zhou, Jin-Guo Xia, Lin-Bo Zhao, Wen Zhang, Sheng Liu, Hai-Bin Shi
OBJECTIVES: Congenital renal arteriovenous malformations (rAVMs) represent rare vascular diseases. The heterogeneous vascular architecture of each rAVM determines the endovascular treatment techniques employed. We reported our experience with the endovascular treatment of a series of rAVMs. MATERIALS: This retrospective study consisted of 12 patients with 12 rAVMs who underwent renal arterial embolization (RAE) in our hospital. Embolic materials, including particles, liquid embolic agents (n-butyl 2-cyanoacrylate, Onyx, and ethanol), and coils, were selectively used based on the decisions of interventional radiologists...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130595/naphthoquinones-a-continuing-source-for-discovery-of-therapeutic-antineoplastic-agents
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REVIEW
Han-Yue Qiu, Peng-Fei Wang, Hong-Yan Lin, Cheng-Yi Tang, Hai-Liang Zhu, Yong-Hua Yang
Naturally occurring naphthoquinones, usually in forms of botanical extracts, have been implicated with human life since ancient time, far earlier than their isolation and identification in modern era. The long use history of naphthoquinones has witnessed their functional shift from the original purposes as dyes and ornaments towards medicinal benefits. Hitherto, numerous studies have been carried out to elucidate the pharmacological profile of both natural and artificial naphthoquinones. A number of entities have been identified with promising therapeutic potential...
November 11, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123853/high-grade-traumatic-torso-visceral-injury-with-hemodynamic-instability-effectiveness-of-transarterial-embolization-using-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate
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Junya Tsurukiri, Shoichi Ohta, Akira Hoshiai, Hidefumi Sano, Eitaro Okumura, Nobuhiko Tsubouchi, Hiroyuki Konishi, Tetsuo Yukioka
Trauma patients with uncontrolled hemorrhage encountering coagulopathy are often associated with poor outcome. Recently, the concept of damage control interventional radiology, which focuses on "speedy stoppage of bleeding" by interventional radiology among trauma patients with hemodynamic instability and acute traumatic coagulopathy, was proposed as an alternative to damage control surgery. N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) has been used as a liquid embolic agent in various non-traumatic situations, where it has been shown to have a high technical success rate and low recurrent bleeding rate, especially in patients with coagulopathy...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117574/an-astrocyte-derived-extracellular-matrix-coating-reduces-astrogliosis-surrounding-chronically-implanted-microelectrode-arrays-in-rat-cortex
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Robert S Oakes, Michael D Polei, John L Skousen, Patrick A Tresco
Available evidence suggests that the magnitude of the foreign body response (FBR) to implants placed in cortical brain tissue is affected by the extent of vasculature damage following device insertion and the magnitude of the ensuing macrophage response. Since the extracellular matrix (ECM) serves as a natural hemostatic and immunomodulatory agent, we examined the ability of an FDA-approved neurosurgical hemostatic coating and an ECM coating derived from primary rat astrocytes to reduce the FBR surrounding a penetrating microelectrode array chronically implanted in rat cortex...
October 29, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117077/vascular-graft-infection-incidence-and-potential-risk-factors
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Catherine R Ratliff, David Strider, Tanya Flohr, Danielle Moses, Virginia Rovnyak, Julie Armatas, Jennifer Johnson, Alison Okerlund, Mary Baldwin, Marian Lawson, Suzanne Fuhrmeister, Margaret C Tracci, Gilbert R Upchurch, Kenneth J Cherry
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify factors that increase the risk of vascular graft infections (VGI) in patients following abdominal or lower extremity revascularization surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive study. METHODS: We reviewed the electronic health records of 223 patients who had undergone abdominal or lower extremity revascularization procedures from July 2012 to November 2014, looking for factors associated with VGI...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103068/antiplatelet-therapy-for-secondary-prevention-of-vascular-disease-complications
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Rahul R Goli, Mayur M Contractor, Ashwin Nathan, Sony Tuteja, Taisei Kobayashi, Jay Giri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Platelets are activated upon interaction with injured vascular endothelium to form a primary hemostatic plug. Pathogenic thrombosis driven by platelet aggregation can occur in the setting of vascular disease leading to ischemic events. The use of antiplatelet agents has become a mainstay for prevention of the secondary complications of vascular disease. This review summarizes seminal and recent literature related to this area. RECENT FINDINGS: Aspirin is a cornerstone of antiplatelet therapy for coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease for prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death...
November 4, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099345/coagulation-management-during-liver-transplantation-use-of-fibrinogen-concentrate-recombinant-activated-factor-vii-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-and-antifibrinolytics
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Jonathan H Chow, Khang Lee, Ezeldeen Abuelkasem, Obi R Udekwu, Kenichi A Tanaka
Coagulation management, and transfusion practice in liver transplantation (LT) have been evolving in the recent years due to better understanding of coagulation abnormalities in end-stage liver disease, and clinical management of LT patients. Avoidance of allogeneic blood components is feasible in some patients, but multi-modal coagulation therapies may be necessary in others who develop complex coagulopathy due to hemorrhage, hemodilution, hypothermia, and acid-base disturbances. Transfusions of plasma and cryoprecipitate remain to be the mainstay therapy for procoagulant factor replacement during LT...
November 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096598/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-sealing-hemostat-patches-vs-standard-of-care-in-cardiac-surgery
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Shelly Ikeme, Luca Weltert, Kevin M Lewis, Gerhard Bothma, Daniela Cianciulli, Nicole Pay, Josh Epstein, Erik Kuntze
BACKGROUND: A recent randomized controlled trial showed that patients undergoing ascending aorta surgery treated with HEMOPATCH to control bleeding had a significantly better hemostasis success rate than with dry or wet gauze compression or similar standard of care (SOC). OBJECTIVE: To compare the cost effectiveness using two different agents for hemostasis (HEMOPATCH versus dry or wet gauze compression or similar SOC) in cardiac surgery from the European hospital perspective...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088950/neurosurgical-applications-of-viscoelastic-hemostatic-assays
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Svetlana Kvint, James Schuster, Monisha A Kumar
Patients taking antithrombotic agents are very common in neurosurgical practice. The perioperative management of these patients can be extremely challenging especially as newer agents, with poorly defined laboratory monitoring and reversal strategies, become more prevalent. This is especially true with emergent cases in which rapid reversal of anticoagulation is required and the patient's exact medical history is not available. With an aging patient population and the associated increase in diseases such as atrial fibrillation, it is expected that the use of these agents will continue to rise in coming years...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080382/factor-xiii-co-treatment-with-hemostatic-agents-in-hemophilia-a-increases-fibrin-%C3%AE-chain-crosslinking
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Joan D Beckman, Lori A Holle, Alisa S Wolberg
BACKGROUND: Hemophilia A results from the absence, deficiency, or inhibition of factor VIII (FVIII). Bleeding is treated with hemostatic agents (FVIII, recombinant activated factor VIIa [rFVIIa], anti-inhibitor coagulation complex [FEIBA], or recombinant porcine FVIII [rpFVIII]). Despite treatment, some patients have prolonged bleeding. Factor XIII-A2 B2 (FXIII) is a protransglutaminase. During clot contraction, thrombin-activated FXIII (FXIIIa) crosslinks fibrin and α2 -antiplasmin, which promotes red blood cell retention and increases clot stability and weight...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068803/anaphylaxis-to-surgiflo-during-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-an-adolescent-status-post-truncus-arteriosus-repair-a-case-report
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Ana Maria Manrique Espinel, Jeffrey M Feldman, Susan Nelson, Tatiana Smaliak, John M Flynn, Susan C Nicolson
Anaphylactic reaction to gelatin-containing hemostatic agents has been reported in the orthopedic literature, most commonly during scoliosis repair in adolescents. However, the risk, differential diagnosis, and management of anaphylaxis in patients with complex congenital heart disease undergoing noncardiac procedures have not been previously reported. We describe the case of an adolescent with a history of repaired truncus arteriosus undergoing posterior spinal fusion who developed sudden and profound hypotension that was ultimately confirmed to be an anaphylactic reaction to Surgiflo...
October 24, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053656/is-it-necessary-to-alter-anticoagulation-therapy-for-tooth-extraction-in-patients-taking-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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M Caliskan, H-C Tükel, M-E Benlidayi, A Deniz
BACKGROUND: The number of patients using direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) instead of vitamin K antagonists (VKA) is increasing and there is limited data on the safety of tooth extractions in patients taking DOACs. The aim of this study was to compare the amount of bleeding (AOB) and postoperative complications after tooth extractions between patients taking VKAs and patients taking DOACs without altering the anticoaguation therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study consisted of four groups: Direct thrombin inhibitor group, factor Xa inhibitor group, warfarin group and a control group...
November 1, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052836/topical-hemostatics-for-bleeding-control-in-pre-hospital-setting-then-and-now
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H Erhan Güven
Massive hemorrhage causes instant and early deaths because of hypovolemia. However, even if the victim makes it to the hospital, hypothermia, metabolic acidosis, and coagulation impairments caused by bleeding pose a great risk for survival. Many topical hemostatic agents are developed for neck, armpit, or groin injuries that are not amenable to tourniquet application and for extremity wounds to be used in conjunction with tourniquets. This paper focuses on those hemostatics that differ based on the action mechanism and are suitable for pre-hospital setting and summarizes the latest recommendations regarding their usage...
September 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034218/deciphering-babesia-vector-interactions
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REVIEW
Sandra Antunes, Catarina Rosa, Joana Couto, Joana Ferrolho, Ana Domingos
Understanding host-pathogen-tick interactions remains a vitally important issue that might be better understood by basic research focused on each of the dyad interplays. Pathogens gain access to either the vector or host during tick feeding when ticks are confronted with strong hemostatic, inflammatory and immune responses. A prominent example of this is the Babesia spp.-tick-vertebrate host relationship. Babesia spp. are intraerythrocytic apicomplexan organisms spread worldwide, with a complex life cycle. The presence of transovarial transmission in almost all the Babesia species is the main difference between their life cycle and that of other piroplasmida...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025669/preparation-and-evaluation-of-squid-ink-polysaccharide-chitosan-as-a-wound-healing-sponge
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Na Huang, Jiali Lin, Sidong Li, Yifeng Deng, Songzhi Kong, Pengzhi Hong, Ping Yang, Mingneng Liao, Zhang Hu
A new type of wound healing agent was developed using two marine biomaterials (squid ink polysaccharide and chitosan) as carriers and calcium chloride as an initiator for coagulation. Based on central composite design-response surface methodology, comprehensive evaluation of appearance quality for composite sponges and water absorbency were used as evaluation indices to identify the optimized preparation conditions and further evaluate the performance of the squid ink polysaccharide-chitosan sponge (SIP-CS)...
January 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020709/absorbaseal%C3%A2-vascular-closure-device-a-novel-device-for-hemostasis-following-interventional-peripheral-vascular-procedures
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Emily Benham, Koen Deloose, Joren Callaert, Marc Bosiers, Tiffany Cox, Amy Lincourt, B Todd Heniford
INTRODUCTION: Vascular closure devices (VCDs) are designed to achieve rapid hemostasis during percutaneous coronary and peripheral vascular procedures. Studies demonstrate that VCDs improve time to hemostasis (TTH) and time to ambulation (TTA) in comparison to standard manual compression. The available products, however, typically have 13-17 steps in their application, often require hemostatic collagen or other agents as part of the process, and can result in significant scarring at the puncture site that can impact future access...
October 12, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019480/design-and-development-of-polysaccharide-hemostatic-materials-and-their-hemostatic-mechanism
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REVIEW
Xiao Yang, Wen Liu, Na Li, Mingshan Wang, Bin Liang, Ihsan Ullah, Agnaldo Luis Neve, Yakai Feng, Hao Chen, Changcan Shi
The formation of stable blood clots or hemostasis is essential to prevent major blood loss and death from excessive bleeding. However, the body's own coagulation process is not able to accomplish timely hemostasis without the assistance of hemostatic agents. For developing novel topical hemostatic agents, tissue adhesives and sealants, it is necessary to understand the coagulation process and the hemostasis mechanism of different materials. Among hemostatic materials, polysaccharides are naturally derived polymers having excellent biodegradable and biocompatible properties...
October 11, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992806/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-duck-s-feet-collagen-sponge-for-hemostatic-applications
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Ye Been Seo, Ok Joo Lee, Md Tipu Sultan, Jung Min Lee, Ye Ri Park, Yeung Kyu Yeon, Ji Seung Lee, Young Jin Lee, Soon Hee Kim, Chan Hum Park
Recently different hemostatic agents have been developed, but most of them are ineffective in severe bleeding and expensive or cause safety concerns. In this study, we fabricated duck's feet collagen-based porous sponges and investigated its use as a hemostatic agent. We determined the sponge's physical and biological characteristics and compared with Avitene via scanning electron microscope analysis, water-uptake abilities and porosity test, and cytotoxicity assay. The duck's feet collagen/silk sponge showed a larger interconnected porous structure compared to others sponges...
October 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
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