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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076631/targeting-stroke-risk-and-improving-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-latin-america
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Bruce Stambler, Fernando Scazzuso
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: To examine stroke risk factors, including atrial fibrillation, management and prevention, and stroke outcomes across Latin America. DESIGN AND SETTING: Narrative review conducted at Piedmont Heart Institute, United States. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched for stroke AND "Latin America" AND epidemiology (between January 2009 and March 2015). Further studies in the SciELO, World Health Organization and Pan-American Health Organization databases were used to address specific points...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069838/incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-detected-by-continuous-rhythm-monitoring-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-results-of-the-arrest-study
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Alexander Romanov, Martin Martinek, Helmut Pürerfellner, Shaojie Chen, Mirko De Melis, Igor Grazhdankin, Dmitry Ponomarev, Denis Losik, Artem Strelnikov, Vitaliy Shabanov, Alexander Karaskov, Evgeny Pokushalov
AIMS: Cardiac arrhythmias following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can be associated with major adverse cardiovascular events. Data on the "real incidence" of post-MI arrhythmias are limited. We aimed to determine the rate and burden of cardiac arrhythmias by the use of insertable cardiac monitors (ICM) in patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after AMI. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this prospective observational study, patients with LVEF ≥40% who underwent PCI within 7 days following AMI were enrolled to receive an ICM...
January 8, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062209/thromboelastogram-does-not-detect-pre-injury-anticoagulation-in-acute-trauma-patients
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Jawad T Ali, Mitchell J Daley, Nina Vadiei, Zachary Enright, Joseph Nguyen, Sadia Ali, Jayson D Aydelotte, Pedro G Teixeira, Thomas B Coopwood, Carlos Vr Brown
PURPOSE: Thromboelastography (TEG) has been recommended to characterize post-traumatic coagulopathy, yet no study has evaluated the impact of pre-injury anticoagulation (AC) on TEG variables. We hypothesized patients on pre-injury AC have a greater incidence of coagulopathy on TEG compared to those without AC. METHODS: This retrospective chart review evaluated all trauma patients admitted to an urban, level one trauma center from February 2011 to September 2014 who received a TEG within the first 24h...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062137/direct-oral-anti-coagulants-compared-with-vitamin-k-inhibitors-and-low-molecular-weight-heparin-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-cancer-a-meta-analysis-study
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REVIEW
Natale Daniele Brunetti, Enrico Gesuete, Luisa De Gennaro, Michele Correale, Pasquale Caldarola, Antonio Gaglione, Matteo Di Biase
BACKGROUND: Prior meta-analysis studies showed that direct oral anticoagulants (DOAs) are as effective and safe as warfarin for the prevention of recurrences in patients with venous thrombo-embolism(VTE) and cancer. However, randomized studies also showed that low-molecular-weight-heparin (LMWH) performs better than warfarin in subjects with cancer. We therefore aimed to assess whether, even after pooling data with warfarin and LMWH, the use of DOAs remains safe and effective. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials with the aim of assessing the efficacy and safety of DOAs in patients with VTE and cancer...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060313/generation-of-human-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-from-whole-blood
#5
Wilfried Posch, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Doris Wilflingseder
Dendritic cells (DCs) recognize foreign structures of different pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi, via a variety of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) expressed on their cell surface and thereby activate and regulate immunity. The major function of DCs is the induction of adaptive immunity in the lymph nodes by presenting antigens via MHC I and MHC II molecules to naïve T lymphocytes. Therefore, DCs have to migrate from the periphery to the lymph nodes after the recognition of pathogens at the sites of infection...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045760/bleeding-risk-of-anti-thrombotic-treatment-in-patients-on-haemodialysis
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Eduardo Vázquez, Carmen Sánchez-Perales, Sonia Ortega, Teresa Vázquez-Sánchez, Enrique Quesada, Daniel Salas, Juan Carlos Fernández-Guerrero
BACKGROUND: The risk-benefit of anti-thrombotic treatment (ATT) has not been established in patients on dialysis. Our objective was to determine the influence of ATT on the risk of haemorrhage in patients on haemodialysis. METHODS: We included patients who began dialysis between 2003 and 2007. We determined the rates of fatal bleeding or bleeding leading to hospitalisation or transfusion. RESULTS: 221 patients were included. Over the follow-up period (45...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044251/novel-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-frontiers-in-thrombotic-anti-phospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Savino Sciascia, Massimo Radin, Mario Bazzan, Dario Roccatello
The anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity, associated with a persistent positivity for anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL). The current classification criteria for APS include three laboratory tests: lupus anti-coagulant (LA), anti-cardiolipin (aCL), and anti-β2 glycoprotein-I (β2GPI). To date, the therapeutic approach for thrombotic APS mainly centers on long-term anti-coagulation with a vitamin K antagonist (VKA). APS management may represent a challenge for the treating physicians...
January 2, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042854/in-vitro-anti-thrombotic-activity-of-extracts-from-blacklip-abalone-haliotis-rubra-processing-waste
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Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Barney M Hines, Rama Addepalli, Wei Chen, Paul Masci, Glenda Gobe, Simone A Osborne
Waste generated from the processing of marine organisms for food represents an underutilized resource that has the potential to provide bioactive molecules with pharmaceutical applications. Some of these molecules have known anti-thrombotic and anti-coagulant activities and are being investigated as alternatives to common anti-thrombotic drugs, like heparin and warfarin that have serious side effects. In the current study, extracts prepared from blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) processing waste, using food grade enzymes papain and bromelain, were found to contain sulphated polysaccharide with anti-thrombotic activity...
December 31, 2016: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004900/current-management-of-inguinal-false-aneurysms
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Kim Houlind, Jørn M Jepsen, Cristian Saicu, Sten Vammen, Johnny K Christensen, Hans Ravn
False aneurysms are formed as a result of bleeding causing a hematoma to compress the surrounding tissue. The majority of false aneurysms presenting to the vascular surgeon are caused by iatrogenic injury to an artery. Although anastomotic failure occurs, a much higher number is caused by bleeding from puncture sites after percutaeous intervention. Anticoagulative medication, low patelet counts and severely calcified vessels increase the risk of forming a false aneurysm. Experienced specialists may make the diagnosis from physical examination, but ultrasound imaging is almost always needed in order to decide for a treatment strategy...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999710/an-unusual-case-of-repeated-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-vestibular-schwannoma
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Saeed Banaama, Jacobus van Overbeeke, Yasin Temel
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic intratumoral hemorrhage (ITH) in vestibular schwannoma (VS) is rare. A repeated hemorrhage is, therefore, even more exceptional. Repeated ITH has been reported in four cases thus far in English literature. Here, we describe a patient with a Koos grade D VS who presented to our Skull Base team with repeated ITH and an unexpected disease course. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 76-year-old woman presented with hearing loss due to polycystic VS on the left side...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970431/comparison-of-oral-anti-coagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-two-multi-criteria-decision-analyses
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T Tervonen, A V Ustyugova, G Lip, P Verdecchia, S Sri Bhashyam, J Heinrich-Nols, S Gropper, R Kwan, K Marsh
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November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960631/exploring-the-binding-mechanism-and-kinetics-of-piperine-with-snake-venom-secretory-phospholipase-a2
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Christian Bharathi A, Srinivas Sistla, Syed Ibrahim B
Secreted venom Phospholipase A2 is highly responsible for pharmacological effects like neurotoxicity, myotoxicity, hemolytic, anti-coagulation and platelet aggregation. Neutralization of these pharmacological behaviors is one of the challenges existing for many decades and a potent drug compound for this is very much needed to control local effects of venom sPLA2. In this study, we investigated binding mechanism and kinetics of inhibition of Piperine (major constitute of Piper nigrum) with sPLA2 using DFT, MD simulation, MM-PBSA and SPR method...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942026/characterisation-of-the-immunophenotype-of-dogs-with-primary-immune-mediated-haemolytic-anaemia
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James W Swann, Kelly Woods, Ying Wu, Barbara Glanemann, Oliver A Garden
BACKGROUND: Immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA) is reported to be the most common autoimmune disease of dogs, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality in affected animals. Haemolysis is caused by the action of autoantibodies, but the immunological changes that result in their production have not been elucidated. AIMS: To investigate the frequency of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and other lymphocyte subsets and to measure serum concentrations of cytokines and peripheral blood mononuclear cell expression of cytokine genes in dogs with IMHA, healthy dogs and dogs with inflammatory diseases...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939898/portomesenteric-vein-thrombosis-after-excision-of-parasitic-peritoneal-myomas
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Akihiro Takeda, Shotaro Hayashi, Yoshie Teranishi, Sanae Imoto, Hiromi Nakamura
The enlargement of multiple asymptomatic pelvic masses was detected during a regular check-up of a 39-year-old woman. Twelve years previously, she had undergone laparoscopic-assisted myomectomy, at which time the uncontained manual extraction of a posterior intramural myoma had been performed. This was followed by two uneventful cesarean deliveries, which were performed after spontaneous conception. Diagnostic imaging revealed at least three abdominal masses, one of which received its major blood supply from the inferior mesenteric artery...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936891/comparison-of-different-contouring-definitions-of-the-rectum-as-organ-at-risk-oar-and-dose-volume-parameters-predicting-rectal-inflammation-in-radiotherapy-of-prostate-cancer-which-definition-to-use
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Nitsche M, Brannath W, Brückner M, Wagner D, Kaltenborn A, Temme N, Hermann Rm
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this retrospective planning study was to find a contouring definition for the rectum as an organ at risk (OAR) in curative 3D external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for prostate cancer (PCa) with a predictive correlation between dose-volume-histograms (DVH) and rectal toxicity. METHODS: In a pre-study the planning CT scans of n= 23 patients with PCa receiving definitive EBRT were analysed. The rectum was contoured according to 13 different definitions, and the dose distribution was correlated with the respective rectal volumes by generating DVH curves...
December 12, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924070/modified-methods-for-isolation-of-pancreatic-stellate-cells-from-human-and-rodent-pancreas
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Liangtao Zhao, Baobao Cai, Zipeng Lu, Lei Tian, Song Guo, Pengfei Wu, Dong Qian, Qingcheng Xu, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao
Primary cultures of pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) remain an important basis for in vitro study. However, effective methods for isolating abundant PSCs are currently lacking. We report on a novel approach to isolating PSCs from normal rat pancreases and human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tissue. After anaesthesia and laparotomy of the rat, a blunt cannula was inserted into the pancreatic duct through the anti-mesentery side of the duodenum, and the pancreas was slowly infused with an enzyme solution until all lobules were fully dispersed...
November 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909537/a-comparison-between-noacs-and-warfarin-on-time-to-elective-cardioversion
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REVIEW
Siva Krothapalli Md, Prashant D Bhave Md Fhrs
Cardioversion of atrial fibrillation is a procedure that has been commonly performed for over half a century. There is known to be an elevated risk of thromboembolism around the time of cardioversion, which has been shown to be drastically reduced with oral anticoagulation. The consistency of therapeutic anticoagulation in the weeks leading up to elective cardioversion is an important factor in the safety of the procedure. Until recently, the only option for oral anti-coagulation was Warfarin. The challenges of dosing Warfarin to achieve a therapeutic INR are well documented...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904584/effectiveness-and-relevant-factors-of-platelet-rich-plasma-treatment-in-managing-plantar-fasciitis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Seet Khing Chiew, Thamil Selvee Ramasamy, Farahnaz Amini
BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common foot complaint, affects both active sportsmen and physically inactive middle age group. It is believed that PF results from degenerative changes rather than inflammation. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been introduced as an alternative therapy for PF. This study is aimed to systematically review to the effectiveness and relevant factors of PRP treatment in managing PF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search was conducted in electronic databases, including PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar using different keywords...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889767/crocetin-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-response-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#19
Lei Song, Chen Kang, Yuan Sun, Wenrui Huang, Wei Liu, Zhiyu Qian
BACKGROUND/AIM: Crocetin is a readily bioavailable and bioactive compound extracted from Saffron. Previous studies indicated its various biomedical properties including antioxidant and anti-coagulation potencies. However, its effect on inflammation, notably within the cardiovascular system, has not been investigated yet. In the present study, we utilized human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) to elucidate the effect of Crocetin on vascular inflammation. METHODS: Cell viability and toxicity were evaluated by MTT and Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assay, respectively...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882376/plasma-levels-of-the-anti-coagulation-protein-c-and-the-risk-of-ischaemic-heart-disease-a-mendelian-randomisation-study
#20
C Mary Schooling, Yi Zhong
Protein C is an environmentally modifiable anticoagulant, which protects against venous thrombosis, whether it also protects against ischaemic heart disease is unclear, based on observational studies and relatively small genetic studies. It was our study aim to clarify the role of protein C in ischaemic heart disease the risk of coronary artery disease/myocardial infarction (CAD/MI) was assessed according to genetically predicted protein C in very large studies. Associations with lipids and diabetes were similarly assessed to rule out effects via traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors...
November 24, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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