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Haemostatic agents

Randa A Abdallah, Sameh M Ragab, Maher Z Hassanin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of two topical blood stopper modulators; Ankaferd blood stopper (ABS) and feracrylum 1% solution (FS) during adenoid surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial. METHODS: Two hundred and twenty five consecutive pediatric adenoid patients aged from 9 months to 2 years old were studied. Patients were randomly allocated into two haemostatic groups; (ABS, FS) and normal saline (control group)...
March 10, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Karanikolic Aleksandar, Djordjevic Miodagl, Djordjevic Nebojsa, Golubovic Ilija
Objective: To compare the efficacy of fibrin-based hemostat and cellulose-based hemostat with traditional procedures in patients undergoing thyroid surgery. Methods: Between January 2012 and December 2016, 255 patients were scheduled to undergo total thyroidectomy at Surgical Clinic Nis. The patients were randomized to: Group-I use of classic surgical procedures to achieve hemostasis, Group-II use Surgicel and Group-III use Beriplas. Results: A statistically significant reduction of surgical time was found for Group-I compared with Group-II and III (p≤0...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Jessica C Nevoa, Maria T Mendes, Marcos V da Silva, Siomar C Soares, Carlo J F Oliveira, José M C Ribeiro
Triatomines are hematophagous arthropod vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas Disease. Panstrongylus lignarius, also known as Panstrongylus herreri, is considered one of the most versatile triatomines because it can parasitize different hosts, it is found in different habitats and countries, it has sylvatic, peridomestic and domestic behavior and it is a very important vector of Chagas disease, especially in Peru. Molecules produced and secreted by salivary glands and fat body are considered of important adaptational value for triatomines because, among other functions, they subvert the host haemostatic, inflammatory and immune systems and detoxify or protect them against environmental aggressors...
February 20, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Shiu-Wen Huang, Jin-Cherng Lien, Sheng-Chu Kuo, Tur-Fu Huang
Thromboxane A2 (TXA2) activation of TP receptor has been shown contributing to the progression and acute complications of atherosclerosis including endothelial dysfunction, platelet hyperactivity and inflammation. Growing evidence suggests that TP receptor may represent as a therapeutic target in atherosclerosis and related cardiovascular diseases. We investigated whether nstpbp5185, an orally active TP receptor antagonist, exhibits protective effects against atherosclerotic progression. Nstpbp5185 and aspirin were orally administered daily for 12 weeks in high-cholesterol-fed ApoE-deficient mice to examine their anti-atherosclerosis effects...
February 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Daisuke Kaneyuki, Kenji Mogi, Tomoki Sakata, Yoshiharu Takahara
Surgicel® is one of the most commonly used bioabsorbable topical haemostatic agents. Some articles have reported that Surgicel® remnants might be misdiagnosed as an abscess. However, the number of reports in the cardiothoracic surgical field is limited. Herein, we report a 65-year-old woman who was suspected of having mediastinitis on computed tomography after redo-Bentall operation. Reoperation revealed that internal accumulation of Surgicel® remnants mimicked mediastinitis. It is important to share the use and location of Surgicel® with radiologists...
January 19, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Ramazan Üstün, Elif Kaval Oğuz, Çağrı Delilbaşı, Ayşe Şeker, Filiz Taşpınar, Mehmet Reşit Öncü, Ahmet Regaip Oğuz
Purpose Ankaferd Blood Stopper® (ABS), a licenced medicinal herbal extract, is commonly used as an effective topical haemostatic agent. This study is designed to investigate whether topical ABS application may cause peripheral nerve degeneration and neuromuscular dysfunction in a mouse sciatic nerve model. Methods Twenty mice were randomly divided into two groups; an ABS treated experimental group and a saline-treated control group. Left sciatic nerves were treated with 0.3 ml of ABS in the experimental group and 0...
January 15, 2018: Somatosensory & Motor Research
Anupam Verma, Hemlata, Priti Elhence, Shubha R Phadke, Zafar Neyaz
Adverse neurological transfusion reactions including posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) following blood transfusion are rare. Our case an 18-year-female with known Factor X deficiency with menorrhagia developed severe hypertension, followed by generalised tonic clonic convulsions apparently after blood component transfusion. She had earlier received 4 units of red blood cells (RBC) for anaemia and 10 units of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) for menorrhagia (with prolonged PT and APTT) within short span of time at another hospital...
December 6, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Paula Beatriz Santiago, Carla Nunes de Araújo, Sébastien Charneau, Izabela Marques Dourado Bastos, Teresa Cristina F Assumpção, Rayner Myr Lauterjung Queiroz, Yanna Reis Praça, Thuany de Moura Cordeiro, Carlos Henrique Saraiva Garcia, Ionizete Garcia da Silva, Tainá Raiol, Flávia Nader Motta, João Victor de Araújo Oliveira, Marcelo Valle de Sousa, José Marcos C Ribeiro, Jaime Martins de Santana
Triatoma dimidiata, a Chagas disease vector widely distributed along Central America, has great capability for domestic adaptation as the majority of specimens caught inside human dwellings or in peridomestic areas fed human blood. Exploring the salivary compounds that overcome host haemostatic and immune responses is of great scientific interest. Here, we provide a deeper insight into its salivary gland molecules. We used high-throughput RNA sequencing to examine in depth the T. dimidiata salivary gland transcriptome...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
H Husseinzadeh, T Chiasakul, P A Gimotty, B Pukenas, R Wolf, M Kelty, E Chiang, P F Fogarty, A Cuker
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) represent clinically silent haemorrhagic events. Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) portend negative neurovascular and cognitive outcomes in the general population and are associated with cognitive impairment in persons with haemophilia (PWH). Prevalence, patterns, and risk factors for CMBs in PWH have not been directly compared to persons without coagulopathy. AIM: To examine prevalence, patterns, and risk factors for CMBs in PWH vs normal controls...
December 28, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
I Z Iqbal, G H Jones, N Dawe, C Mamais, M E Smith, R J Williams, I Kuhn, S Carrie
BACKGROUND: The mainstay of management of epistaxis refractory to first aid and cautery is intranasal packing. This review aimed to identify evidence surrounding nasal pack use. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed using standardised methodology. RESULTS: Twenty-seven eligible articles were identified relating to non-dissolvable packs and nine to dissolvable packs. Nasal packing appears to be more effective when applied by trained professionals...
December 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Dorota Zielińska, Marcin H Struszczyk, Longina Madej-Kiełbik, Edyta Chmal-Fudali, Magdalena Kucharska, Maria Wiśniewska-Wrona, Kinga Brzoza-Malczewska
Designing usable forms of topical haemostatic agents is the most important activity during the design process, resulting in strengthened functional properties of the final medical devices. This study aimed to propose indications for a research programme based on risk management supporting the development of two usable forms of a topical haemostatic agent: chitosan/alginate lyophilized foam and chitosan/alginate impregnated gauze. Both of the usable forms of the topical haemostatic agent, being the main part of the modified combat gauze, were fabricated using the chitosan/alginate complex...
December 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Mayur R Joshi, Jacqueline Latham, Gabriel Okorogheye
BACKGROUND: Flowable haemostatic agents have been shown to be superior to non-flowable agents in terms of haemostatic control and need for transfusion products in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We investigated the economic impact of the use of a flowable haemostatic agent (Floseal) compared with non-flowable oxidised regenerated cellulose (ORC) agent in primary elective cardiac surgery from the perspective of the UK National Health Service (NHS). METHODS: A cost-consequence framework based upon clinical data from a prospective trial and an observational trial and NHS-specific actual reference costs (2016) was developed to compare the economic impact of Floseal with that of ORC...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Heidi Danielson, Riitta Lassila, Pekka Ylinen, Timo Yrjönen
AIM: To collect data from joint replacement in inhibitor patients, evaluate haemostatic and patient outcomes, and analyse the costs. METHODS: We report our 21-year, single-centre cumulative experience of 15 joint arthroplasties in six inhibitor patients. RESULTS: Two low responder inhibitor patients were in the early days treated with FVIII, whereas bypassing agents were used in the rest of the high responder patients. The primary haemostatic outcome was good in 8/15, fair in 4/15 and poor in 3/15 operations...
October 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
Emma Fosbury, Anja Drebes, Anne Riddell, Pratima Chowdary
Acquired haemophilia A (AHA) is a rare, serious bleeding disorder most often encountered in elderly patients. The mainstay of haemostatic management is with bypassing agents (BPAs) including recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) and activated prothrombin complex concentrates (aPCCs). Their major limitation is incomplete efficacy, potential risk for thrombosis and the lack of routine laboratory assays for monitoring treatment response. Plasma-derived porcine FVIII (pd-pFVIII, Hyate C(®)), first used in the 1950s for the management of congenital haemophilia, has sufficient sequence homology to be haemostatic in humans, but the lack of complete homology facilitates efficacy even in the presence of human allo- and autoantibodies against human FVIII (hFVIII)...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
INTRODUCTION: Local fibrin glue (FG) appears to be a useful local haemostatic agent for severe haemorrhage in people with haemophilia (PWH) undergoing surgical procedures. AIM: To evaluate the role of local FG in PWH. METHODS: A review of the literature on the topic has been performed. RESULTS: Local FG is not always necessary to achieve haemostasis in all surgical procedures performed in PWH. However, it could be a good adjunct therapy, primarily when a surgical field will bleed more than expected (e...
December 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
Mahmoud Torabinejad, Hyun J S Kang, Richard Maskiewicz, Anupama Grandhi
The objective of this study was to compare the haemostatic efficacy and foreign body reaction of epinephrine-impregnated cotton pellets with those of epinephrine-impregnated polyurethane (PU) foam cubes in osseous defects created in guinea pigs. Initially, these substances were randomly applied to the osseous defects in guinea pigs for 2 min and blood loss was measured. The animals were then sacrificed 7 weeks later and the degree of foreign body reaction was scored. The data were analysed by the independent-samples Kruskal-Wallis test...
September 21, 2017: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
Luis-Miguel Sáez-Alcaide, Cristina Sola-Martín, Pedro Molinero-Mourelle, Victor Paredes-Rodríguez, Carmen Zarrias-Caballero, Gonzalo Hernández-Vallejo
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases are the most frequent cause of death in the Western world. Its treatment frequently needs therapy with antiplatelet agents, which increases the haemorrhage risk after oral surgical procedures. The aim of this study is to present a review on the dental management of the patients under antiplatelet treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review was carried out following PRISMA recommendations including studies searched in Pubmed-Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Hanae Echahdi, Brahim El Hasbaoui, Mohamed El Khorassani, Aomar Agadr, Mohamed Khattab
Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is the most common human inherited bleeding disorder due to a defect of Von Willebrand Factor (VWF), which a glycoprotein crucial for platelet adhesion to the subendothelium after vascular injury. VWD include quantitative defects of VWF, either partial (type 1 with VWF levels < 50 IU/dL) or virtually total (type 3 with undetectable VWF levels) and also qualitative defects of VWF (type 2 variants with discrepant antigenic and functional VWF levels). The most bleeding forms of VWD usually do not concern type 1 patients with the mildest VWF defects (VWF levels between 30 and 50IU/dL)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
I M Ignat'ev, S V Moiseev
The article contains a review of the literature concerning the use of the Tachocomb haemostatic sponge in cardiovascular surgery. This is followed by enumerating the pharmacological properties of the agent, mechanism of its action, and methods of application. Also shown herein is a high haemostatic effect of the sponge, exceeding that of other means of topical haemostasis. Both safety and a hypoallergenic nature make it possible to widely use Tachocomb in surgical practice.
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
Christopher Dalton, Charlotte Hall, Helen Lydon, John Jenner, J Kevin Chipman, John S Graham, Robert P Chilcott
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate a candidate haemostat (WoundStat™), down-selected from previous in vitro studies, for efficacy as a potential skin decontaminant against the chemical warfare agent pinacoyl methylfluorophosphonate (Soman, GD) using an in vivo pig model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An area of approximately 3 cm(2) was dermatomed from the dorsal ear skin to a nominal depth of 100 µm. A discrete droplet of (14)C-GD (300 µg kg(-1)) was applied directly onto the surface of the damaged skin at the centre of the dosing site...
August 30, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
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