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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715312/new-directions-for-treating-bleeding-disorders-from-tests-for-platelet-strength-to-malleable-hydrogel-research-is-advancing-understanding-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-this-difficult-condition
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Mary Bates
Most people don't worry about small cuts or wounds, because their bodies form clots to stop the bleeding. This process, called coagulation or hemostasis, requires certain blood cells, platelets, and protein clotting factors to interact correctly and form a clot to stanch the bleeding and begin repair of the damaged blood vessel.
July 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712325/pharmacodynamics-of-combined-estrogen-progestin-oral-contraceptives-2-effects-on-hemostasis
#2
Manuela Farris, Carlo Bastianelli, Elena Rosato, Ivo Brosens, Giuseppe Benagiano
The pharmacodynamic effects of various combined oral estrogen-progestin combinations (COC) are examined for their components alone or in the various combined formulations. Special emphasis is given to products containing natural estrogens. Areas covered: Recent information on the effect of androgens, estrogens, progestins, as well as various COC combinations on the coagulation cascade will be reviewed aiming at providing an updated picture. The present article reviews hemostatic changes occurring during use of classic and modern combinations of estrogens (ethinyl estradiol, estradiol, estradiol valerate and estetrol) and new progestins (desogestrel, gestodene, dienogest, drospirenone, nomegestrol acetate), compared to classic compounds, such as levonorgestrel...
July 17, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707386/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-coagulated-thrombus-injection-for-peripheral-artery-perforation-the-coagulated-thrombus-hemostasis-method
#3
Takahiro Tokuda, Keisuke Hirano, Masahiro Yamawaki, Motoharu Araki, Norihiro Kobayashi, Shinsuke Mori, Yasunari Sakamoto, Hideyuki Takimura, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Yoshiaki Ito
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study assesses the safety and efficacy of using a thrombus injection for treatment a peripheral artery perforation. METHODS AND RESULTS: From March 2013 to April 2016, we performed 1,152 endovascular treatment (EVT) at our hospital. Of these, 28 peripheral artery perforations occurred during the EVT procedure and 20 were treated with a thrombus, which we artificially created. The thrombus comprised the patient's blood and thrombin...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696719/an-insight-into-glyco-microheterogeneity-of-plasma-von-willebrand-factor-vwf-by-mass-spectrometry
#4
Ebtesam A Gashash, Arya Aloor, Dong Li, He Zhu, Xiao-Qian Xu, Cong Xiao, Junping Zhang, Aishwarya Parameswaran, Jing Song, Cheng Ma, Weidong Xiao, Peng George Wang
Human plasma von Willebrand Factor (vWF) plays essential roles in primary hemostasis in cooperation with other coagulations factors. There is ample indication that glycosylation affects many biological phases during the protein life-cycle. However, comprehensive characterization of all probable N-glycosites in simultaneous with O-glycosites is still not fully revealed. Thus, the intention of this exploration was to estimate the occupancy of all canonical N-glycosites besides simultaneous characterization of N- and O-glycoforms...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695976/adaptation-of-global-hemostasis-to-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-thromboelastography-study
#5
Aleksander Trąbka-Zawicki, Marek Tomala, Aleksander Zeliaś, Elżbieta Paszek, Wojciech Zajdel, Ewa Stępień, Krzysztof Żmudka
BACKGROUND: The use of mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) in patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) who are undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) can protect patients from thromboembolic complications. The aim of the study was to evaluate the adaptive mechanisms of the coagulation system in MTH-treated comatose OHCA survivors. METHODS: Twenty one comatose OHCA survivors with acute coronary syndrome undergoing immediate pPCI were treated with MTH...
July 11, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690013/peptides-derived-from-plasma-proteins-released-by-bothropasin-a-metalloprotease-present-in-the-bothrops-jararaca-venom
#6
Cristiane Castilho Fernandes da Silva, Milene Cristina Menezes, Miryam Palomino, Ana Karina Oliveira, Leo Kei Iwai, Marcella Faria, Fernanda Vieira Portaro
Viperid snake venoms contain proteases that affect hemostasis by degrading important proteins such as those that participate in the coagulation cascade. The Bothrops jararaca venom presents as its main components metallo and serine proteases, which comprise around 65% of the venom composition. Bothropasin is a hemorrhagic metalloprotease from the B. jararaca venom which causes disruption of the basement membrane of the vascular endothelium, resulting in bleeding. Although the bothropasin ability to degrade plasmatic and extracellular matrix proteins in vitro has been described, the primary sequence of the released peptides is unknown...
July 6, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687614/signal-integration-at-the-pi3k-p85-xbp1-hub-endows-coagulation-protease-activated-protein-c-with-insulin-like-function
#7
Thati Madhusudhan, Hongjie Wang, Sanchita Ghosh, Wei Dong, Varun Kumar, Moh'd Mohanad Al-Dabet, Jayakumar Manoharan, Sumra Nazir, Ahmed Elwakiel, Fabian Bock, Shrey Kohli, Andi Marquardt, Ibrahim Sögüt, Khurrum Shahzad, Andreas J Müller, Charles T Esmon, Peter P Nawroth, Jochen Reiser, Triantafyllos Chavakis, Wolfram Ruf, Berend Isermann
Coagulation proteases have increasingly recognized functions beyond hemostasis and thrombosis. Disruption of activated protein C (aPC) or insulin signaling both impair function of podocytes and ultimately cause dysfunction of the glomerular filtration barrier and diabetic kidney disease (DKD). We here show that insulin and aPC converge on a common spliced-X-box binding protein-1 (sXBP1) signaling pathway to maintain endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-homeostasis. Analogous to insulin, physiological levels of aPC maintain endoplasmic reticulum (ER) proteostasis in DKD...
July 7, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679481/activation-of-the-coagulation-cascade-in-patients-with-scrub-typhus
#8
Hee-Jeong Lee, Chi-Young Park, Sang-Gon Park, Na-Ra Yoon, Dong-Min Kim, Choon-Hae Chung
This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the levels of coagulation factors and presence of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in patients with scrub typhus. We included patients confirmed to have scrub typhus at the Chosun University Hospital between September 2004 and December 2009. The DIC scores were evaluated in 365 patients and 36 healthy controls. The median concentrations of fibrinogen, d-dimer, and fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products (FDP) were compared between patients and healthy controls (p<0...
June 19, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673898/platelet-derived-factor-v-is-a-critical-mediator-of-arterial-thrombosis
#9
Meiping Ren, Rong Li, Ni Chen, Ningbo Pang, Yongjie Li, Xin Deng, Liqun Wang, Mao Luo, Yan Liu, Haiyan Hao, Yong Liu, Hongmin Sun, Jianbo Wu
BACKGROUND: Coagulation factor V (FV) plays a key role in hemostasis, is present in plasma and platelets, and has both pro- and anticoagulant properties; however, the contribution of platelet-derived FV to arterial thrombosis remains undetermined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using transgenic mice with various levels of FV gene expression that was restricted to the plasma or platelets, the roles of platelet FV were evaluated in the regulation of arterial thrombosis and platelet activation...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672139/management-of-surgical-third-lower-molar-extraction-and-postoperative-progress-in-patients-with-factor-vii-deficiency-a-clinical-protocol-and-focus-on-this-rare-pathologic-entity
#10
Pier Carmine Passarelli, Guido Pasquantonio, Antonio D'Addona
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to analyze the management of surgical third molar extraction and postoperative progress in patients with a diagnosis of factor VII deficiency. Close collaboration between the oral-maxillofacial surgeon and hematologist will allow the team to categorize the risk and operate safely, thereby minimizing the incidence and severity of intraoperative and postoperative complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present retrospective study included 7 patients with factor VII deficiency who had undergone third lower molar surgery...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671351/homeostatic-effects-of-coagulation-protease-dependent-signaling-and-protease-activated-receptors
#11
B Isermann
A homeostatic function of the coagulation system in regard to hemostasis is well established. Homeostasis of blood coagulation depends partially on protease activated receptor (PAR)-signaling. Beyond coagulation proteases, numerous other soluble and cell-bound proteases convey cellular effects via PAR signaling. As we learn more about the mechanisms underlying cell-, tissue-, and context-specific PAR signaling, we concurrently gain new insights into physiological and pathophysiological functions of PARs. In this regard, regulation of cell and tissue homeostasis by PAR signaling is an evolving scheme...
July 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671350/von-willebrand-factor-and-inflammation
#12
C Kawecki, P J Lenting, C V Denis
Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a plasma glycoprotein best known for its crucial hemostatic role in serving as a molecular bridge linking platelets to subendothelial components following vascular injury. In addition, VWF functions as chaperone for coagulation factor VIII. In pathological settings, VWF is recognized as a risk factor for both arterial and venous thrombosis, as well as a molecular player that directly promotes the thrombotic process. Recent years have seen the emergence of the concept of immuno-thrombosis by which inflammatory cells participate in thrombotic processes...
July 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662614/thromboelastography-in-term-neonates
#13
Nicholas J Schott, Stephen P Emery, Courtney Garbee, Jonathan Waters
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography (TEG) is utilized as a point-of-care test of coagulation function to improve evidence-based blood product replacement in adults. In contrast to standard indices of coagulation, TEG reflects the dynamic interactions among the elements involved in hemostasis, including fibrinolysis. Although normal adult values and various abnormalities have been characterized, normative values for term neonates have not been described. Studies of neonatal TEG remain limited and have small sample sizes with inconsistent methodology...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648774/the-carmat-bioprosthetic-total-artificial-heart-is-associated-with-early-hemostatic-recovery-and-no-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-in-calves
#14
David M Smadja, Sophie Susen, Antoine Rauch, Bernard Cholley, Christian Latrémouille, Daniel Duveau, Luca Zilberstein, Denis Méléard, Marie-Fazia Boughenou, Eric Van Belle, Pascale Gaussem, Antoine Capel, Piet Jansen, Alain Carpentier
OBJECTIVES: To determine hemostasis perturbations, including von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimers, after implantation of a new bioprosthetic and pulsatile total artificial heart (TAH). DESIGN: Preclinical study SETTING: Single-center biosurgical research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Female Charolais calves, 2-to-6 months old, weighing 102-to-122 kg. INTERVENTIONS: Surgical implantation of TAH through a mid-sternotomy approach...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647631/a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-clinical-trial-on-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-ready-to-use-fibrin-sealant-as-an-adjunct-to-hemostasis-during-vascular-surgery
#15
Ian Chetter, Gerard Stansby, José Aurelio Sarralde, Vicente Riambau, Antonio Giménez-Gaibar, Kent MacKenzie, Francisco Acín, Jordi Navarro-Puerto
PURPOSE: Anastomotic or "stitch hole" bleeding is common during vascular surgery with synthetic material such as Dacron or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Hemostatic adjuncts such as fibrin sealant (FS) may reduce blood loss and operating time in such circumstances. We evaluated the safety and the hemostatic effectiveness of a ready-to-use human plasma-derived FS in vascular surgery. METHODS: Patients with mild / moderate suture line bleeding during elective, open, vascular surgery using synthetic grafts or patches were studied...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614248/endoscopic-variceal-ligation-induced-ulcer-bleeding-what-are-the-risk-factors-and-treatment-strategies
#16
Eunae Cho, Chung Hwan Jun, Sung Bum Cho, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew
This study was aimed to determine the risk factors of endoscopic variceal ligation-(EVL) induced ulcer bleeding.The prevalence of EVL-induced ulcer bleeding is reported to be 3.6%. However, there are only limited reports of this serious complication, and the risk factors and the treatment methods are not well established.A total of 430 patients who had undergone EVL in Chonnam National University Hospital from January 2014 to October 2016 were studied. EVL was performed for prophylaxis or acute hemorrhage. The patients were classified into 2 groups: a bleeding group (n = 33) and a non-bleeding group (n = 397)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600045/the-use-of-fibrin-sealant-tisseel-in-laparoscopic-excision-of-ovarian-endometrioma
#17
Yu-Cheng Liu, Yi-Chieh Li, Hsin-Hong Kuo, Chin-Jung Wang, Kai-Yun Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of Tisseel, a 2-component fibrin sealant agent for the control of minor bleeding and repair of the ovarian defect at the end of laparoscopic cystectomy (LC) of endometriomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2011 to December 2015, an observational study of all patients who underwent LC of endometrioma using Tisseel (group A) was performed. The demographic and operative data, including age, body mass index, operative indications, operative time, estimated blood loss, complications, and postoperative hospital stay duration were recorded...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599468/clinical-significance-of-coagulation-factors-in-operable-colorectal-cancer
#18
Suee Lee, Seok Jae Huh, Sung Yong Oh, Myeong Seok Koh, Sung-Hyun Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Jin Young Han, Hong Jo Choi, Su Jin Kim, Hyo-Jin Kim
Abnormal hemostasis in cancer patients has prev iously been studied. The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between preoperative hemostasis markers and clinicopathological parameters, and to identify a hemostasis marker affecting survival in patients following curative resection for colorectal cancer. A total of 170 patients who underwent curative surgery for colorectal carcinoma were evaluated. Preoperative coagulation tests included platelet, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen, D-dimer and fibrinogen degradation product (FDP)...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599392/the-laboratory-control-of-anticoagulant-thromboprophylaxis-during-the-early-postpartum-period-after-cesarean-delivery
#19
Ekaterina M Koltsova, Anna N Balandina, Konstantin I Grischuk, Margarita A Shpilyuk, Elena A Seregina, Natalia M Dashkevich, Alexander V Poletaev, Alexey V Pyregov, Gennady T Sukhih, Ilya I Serebriyskiy, Fazly I Ataullakhanov
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after cesarean section is up to 0.6%, and the widespread use of cesarean section draws attention to this group. The dosage and duration of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) prophylaxis after delivery is estimated by anamnestic risk-scales; however, the predictive potency for an individual patient's risk can be low. Laboratory hemostasis assays are expected to solve this problem. The aim of this study was to estimate the potency of tests to reflect the coagulation state of patients receiving LMWH in the early postpartum period...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596657/increased-level-of-factor-viii-and-physiological-inhibitors-of-coagulation-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#20
Mohamed Chekkal, Mohamed Chakib Arslane Rahal, Khedidja Moulasserdoun, Fatima Seghier
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hemoglobinopathy characterized by hemolysis, oxidative stress, and vaso-occlusive crises. Thromboembolism also remains a serious complication and probably underestimated in the SCD. Our objective was to seek the existence of hemostasis abnormalities that predispose to thrombosis such as elevation of FVIII and Physiological inhibitors of coagulation deficiency. We studied 81 patients with SCD, including 32 homozygous S/S, 20 double heterozygous S/β thalassemia and 29 heterozygous S/A...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
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