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Coagulation & Hemostasis

Cristina Puy, Erik I Tucker, Ivan S Ivanov, David Gailani, Stephanie A Smith, James H Morrissey, András Gruber, Owen J T McCarty
INTRODUCTION: Factor (F) XI supports both normal human hemostasis and pathological thrombosis. Activated FXI (FXIa) promotes thrombin generation by enzymatic activation of FXI, FIX, FX, and FV, and inactivation of alpha tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPIα), in vitro. Some of these reactions are now known to be enhanced by short-chain polyphosphates (SCP) derived from activated platelets. These SCPs act as a cofactor for the activation of FXI and FV by thrombin and FXIa, respectively...
2016: PloS One
Julie L Huffmyer, Lucas G Fernandez, Cyrus Haghighian, Abdullah S Terkawi, Danja S Groves
BACKGROUND: The Quantra Hemostasis Analyzer is a novel diagnostic device that uses an ultrasound-based technology, sonic estimation of elasticity via resonance (SEER) sonorheometry, to characterize the dynamic changes in viscoelastic properties of a blood sample during coagulation. Cardiac surgery utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is associated with a significant impact on the coagulation system and can result in perioperative coagulopathy. The aim of this study was to correlate SEER sonorheometry results to corresponding rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and laboratory parameters obtained before, during, and after CPB...
October 4, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ari Garber, Sunguk Jang
Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding, the most common etiology of which is peptic ulcer disease, remains a persistent challenge despite a reduction in both its incidence and mortality. Both pharmacologic and endoscopic techniques have been developed to achieve hemostasis, with varying degrees of success. Among the pharmacologic therapies, proton pump inhibitors remain the mainstay of treatment, as they reduce the risk of rebleeding and requirement for recurrent endoscopic evaluation. Tranexamic acid, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, is an antifibrinolytic agent whose role requires further investigation before application...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Joshua I Siner, Benjamin J Samelson-Jones, Julie M Crudele, Robert A French, Benjamin J Lee, Shanzhen Zhou, Elizabeth Merricks, Robin Raymer, Timothy C Nichols, Rodney M Camire, Valder R Arruda
Processing by the proprotein convertase furin is believed to be critical for the biological activity of multiple proteins involved in hemostasis, including coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). This belief prompted the retention of the furin recognition motif (amino acids 1645-1648) in the design of B-domain-deleted FVIII (FVIII-BDD) products in current clinical use and in the drug development pipeline, as well as in experimental FVIII gene therapy strategies. Here, we report that processing by furin is in fact deleterious to FVIII-BDD secretion and procoagulant activity...
October 6, 2016: JCI Insight
Weilu Cheng, Hui Li, Xiongfei Zheng, Lei Chen, Feng Cheng, Jinmei He, Ke Liu, Panpan Cai, Xiaofeng Wang, Yudong Huang
Collagen, one of the most biocompatible materials in nature, is widely used in wound healing and organ repair. However, the limited mechanical strength and biological effectiveness of collagen restrain its application as a hemostasis and filling material in medicine. To overcome these limitations, ultraporous collagen/oxidized regenerated cellulose (Col/ORC) composites were prepared. The results showed that the Col-0.25%ORC composite had optimal wettability, porosity, and water absorption. An MTT assay proved that the Col and Col/ORC composites possessed no cytotoxicity in living cells...
October 12, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Takumi Aota, Hideo Wada, Naoki Fujimoto, Yoshiki Yamashita, Takeshi Matsumoto, Kohshi Ohishi, Kei Suzuki, Hiroshi Imai, Masanobu Usui, Shuji Isaji, Toshimasa Uchiyama, Yoshinobu Seki, Naoyuki Katayama
We evaluated the diagnostic criteria for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), which was published by the Japanese Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (JSTH), in 232 patients with suspected DIC without hematopoietic injury or infection. The diagnoses of the patients were as follows: DIC (n = 116), pre-DIC (n = 54), and non-DIC (n = 63). The efficacy of the diagnostic criteria for DIC was evaluated using a receiver operating characteristic analysis. The area under the curve and odds ratio for the global coagulation test (GCT) scores in the diagnosis of "DIC" were high, whereas those for the diagnosis of "DIC and pre-DIC" were low, suggesting that the addition of a reduced platelet count (RPC), antithrombin (AT), and soluble fibrin (SF)/thrombin AT (TAT) complex was required to diagnose DIC and pre-DIC...
October 11, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Fuat H Saner, Carmen Kirchner
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) are assumed to be at high risk of bleeding when undergoing any kind of invasive intervention (any kind of operation, including transplantation or minimally invasive interventions). Both bleeding and thrombosis are associated with a poor outcome. METHODS: A selective literature research was conducted with the following key words: 'cirrhosis', 'coagulation', 'bleeding', 'INR' (international normalized ratio), 'aPTT' (activated partial thromboplastin time), and 'thrombocytopenia'...
August 2016: Visc Med
Divya Ramchandani, Dusten Unruh, Clayton S Lewis, Vladimir Y Bogdanov, Georg F Weber
Molecules of the coagulation pathway predispose patients to cancer-associated thrombosis and also trigger intracellular signaling pathways that promote cancer progression. The primary transcript of tissue factor, the main physiologic trigger of blood clotting, can undergo alternative splicing yielding a secreted variant, termed asTF (alternatively spliced tissue factor). asTF is not required for normal hemostasis, but its expression levels positively correlate with advanced tumor stages in several cancers, including pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
October 10, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Michelle Griego-Valles, Yekaterina Buriko, Jennifer E Prittie, Philip R Fox
OBJECTIVE: To assess primary and secondary hemostasis following in vitro dilution of canine whole blood (WB) with hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 and HES 670/0.75. DESIGN: In vitro experimental study. SETTING: Private practice, teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Twenty-five healthy dogs. INTERVENTIONS: Each dog underwent venipuncture and 18 mL of venous blood was sampled once. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Collected blood was separated in 4 aliquots...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Takumi Aota, Hideo Wada, Naoki Fujimoto, Kazushi Sugimoto, Yoshiki Yamashita, Takeshi Matsumoto, Kohshi Ohishi, Kei Suzuki, Hiroshi Imai, Kazuo Kawasugi, Seiji Madoiwa, Hidesaku Asakura, Naoyuki Katayama
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the modified diagnostic criteria for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), which was published by the Japanese Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (JSTH), in 274 suspected DIC patients with hematopoietic injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The diagnoses of the patients were as follows: DIC (n=125); pre-DIC (n=42) and non-DIC (n=107). The efficacy of the diagnostic criteria for DIC was evaluated using a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis...
September 28, 2016: Thrombosis Research
Sang Ook Ha, Sang Hyuk Park, Sang Bum Hong, Seongsoo Jang
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a major complication in sepsis patients. We compared the performance of five DIC diagnostic criteria, focusing on the prediction of mortality. One hundred patients with severe sepsis or septic shock admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) were enrolled. Routine DIC laboratory tests were performed over the first 4 days after admission. The overall ICU and 28-day mortality in DIC patients diagnosed from five criteria (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis [ISTH], the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine [JAAM], the revised JAAM [R-JAAM], the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare [JMHW] and the Korean Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis [KSTH]) were compared...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Hidesaku Asakura, Hoyu Takahashi, Toshimasa Uchiyama, Yutaka Eguchi, Kohji Okamoto, Kazuo Kawasugi, Seiji Madoiwa, Hideo Wada
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious disease that, in the presence of underlying disease, causes persistent, generalized, marked coagulation activation. Early treatment based on an appropriate diagnosis is very important for improving patients' prognosis, to which end diagnostic criteria play a key role. Several criteria have been proposed, but each has its strengths and weaknesses, and improved criteria are needed. Widespread use of coagulofibrinolytic markers has elucidated that the pathology of DIC differs greatly as a function of the underlying disease...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
Zavyalova Elena, Golovin Andrey, Pavlova Galina, Kopylov Alexey
Blood hemostasis is attained with two sophisticated interconnected network systems, a coagulation cascade and a platelet activation system. Multiple inhibitors were developed to various components of both systems to prevent thrombosis-related morbid events that are of extremely high frequency in the human population. Antithrombotic inhibitors possess both positive and negative aspects. One of the essential modern requirements is a controllable mode of action for both anticoagulants and antiplatelets that could be achieved due to the high affinity and specificity of the inhibitor, as well as a possibility to apply an antidote, which quickly annihilates activity of the inhibitor and restores the proper hemostasis...
October 4, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Jerrold H Levy
Patients taking direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) who then need an emergency invasive procedure require specialized management strategies. Appropriate patient evaluation includes assessment of the current anticoagulation state, including timing of the last dose. DOACs require particular coagulation assays to measure anticoagulation levels accurately, although standard coagulation screening tests may provide qualitative guidance. Specialty societies have endorsed general recommendations for patient management to promote hemostasis in anticoagulated patients requiring surgery or other invasive procedures...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Andrea Morotti, Joshua N Goldstein
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) are an attractive therapeutic option for anticoagulant treatment in the setting of venous thromboembolism or non-valvular atrial fibrillation. These drugs overall appear to have a lower risk of life-threatening hemorrhage than the vitamin K antagonists. In addition, they demonstrate more predictable and stable pharmacokinetics. Measurement of the degree of anticoagulation is desirable in patients with DOAC-associated hemorrhage, but commonly available coagulation assays show poor sensitivity for degree of DOAC effect...
November 2016: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Jean Amiral, Claire Dunois, Cédric Amiral, Jerard Seghatchian
In the past decade Direct Oral Anti-Coagulants (DOACs), targeting Thrombin or Factor Xa, have enormously facilitated the daily treatment of all relevant patients, including those requiring lifelong therapy. These DOACs have considerable advantages over the use of oral Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) treatments, in view of having little interferences with food and other medications and also not requiring adjustment for age, gender or weight, with some well-defined exceptions. In this current What's Happening Section we focus on measurements of DiXaIs in plasma using anti-Xa assays, with the objective of providing a tribute to Professor Michel Meyer Samama, who was not only a real leader in this field but, in the past, both authors benefited from his wisdom, as a teacher who dedicated his scientific and professional life (among many other interests in hemostasis, thrombosis and fibrinolysis) to develop and promote methods and strategies for laboratory monitoring of anticoagulants...
October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Moniek P M de Maat, Marianne van Schie, Cornelis Kluft, Frank W G Leebeek, Piet Meijer
BACKGROUND: Levels of hemostasis factors vary between and within individuals as a result of genetic and environmental factors and analytical variation of the assays. The current state of the art for defining analytical precision requirements for analytical testing is based on this between- and within-individual (biological) variation. However, information on biological variation in hemostasis variables is still limited.The aim of this study was to determine the biological variation of coagulation variables involved in thrombosis and bleeding to provide a recommendation for performance specifications and to assess whether hemostasis assays fulfill the recommendation...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
Nadia Cocero, Marta Bezzi, Silvia Martini, Stefano Carossa
PURPOSE: Cirrhotic patients awaiting liver transplantation require eradication of infectious oral foci to prevent septic episodes after transplantation; however, cirrhosis can hinder hemostasis and can result in severe bleeding. The present study assessed the bleeding risk factors connected with the clinical history of these patients and the characteristics of the extractions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 1183 extractions in 318 patients, including 47 with severe end-stage liver disease who were outside of our intention-to-treat bracket (ie, platelet count [PLT] >40 × 10(3)/μL and international normalized ratio [INR] <2...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
S H Cui, Y X Zhi, K Zhang, L D Zhang, L N Shen, Y N Gao
Objective: To investigate the value of temporary balloon occlusion of the abdominal aorta in the treatment of complete placenta previa with placenta accreta. Methods: From January 2015 to February 2016, 24 cases of complete placenta previa with placenta accreta were treated with temporary balloon occlusion of the abdominal aorta(the study group)before cesarean, and 24 cases of complete placenta previa with placenta accreta did not receive balloon occlusion(the control group). The operation time, intraoperative blood loss, intraoperative blood transfusion volume, the perioperative hemoglobin level, the hysterectomy rate and the related complications were compared retrospectively...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Allison P Wheeler, David Gailani
Plasma coagulation in the activated partial thromboplastin time assay is initiated by sequential activation of coagulation factors XII, XI, and IX. While this series of proteolytic reactions is not an accurate model for hemostasis in vivo, there is mounting evidence that factor XI and factor XII contribute to thrombosis, and that inhibiting them can produce an antithrombotic effect with a small effect on hemostasis. This article discusses the contributions of components of the intrinsic pathway to thrombosis in animal models and humans, and results of early clinical trials of drugs targeting factors IX, XI, and XII...
October 2016: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
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