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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924070/modified-methods-for-isolation-of-pancreatic-stellate-cells-from-human-and-rodent-pancreas
#1
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
#4
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...
November 25, 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
#5
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869747/the-vitamin-e-analog-gamma-tocotrienol-gt3-and-statins-synergistically-up-regulate-endothelial-thrombomodulin-tm
#6
Rupak Pathak, Sanchita P Ghosh, Daohong Zhou, Martin Hauer-Jensen
Statins; a class of routinely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs; inhibit 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzymeA reductase (HMGCR) and strongly induce endothelial thrombomodulin (TM); which is known to have anti-inflammatory; anti-coagulation; anti-oxidant; and radioprotective properties. However; high-dose toxicity limits the clinical use of statins. The vitamin E family member gamma-tocotrienol (GT3) also suppresses HMGCR activity and induces TM expression without causing significant adverse side effects; even at high concentrations...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865732/prevention-of-heartmate-ii-pump-thrombosis-through-clinical-management-the-prevent-multi-center-study
#7
Simon Maltais, Ahmet Kilic, Sriram Nathan, Mary Keebler, Sitaramesh Emani, John Ransom, Jason N Katz, Brett Sheridan, Andreas Brieke, Gregory Egnaczyk, John W Entwistle, Robert Adamson, John Stulak, Nir Uriel, John B O'Connell, David J Farrar, Kartik S Sundareswaran, Igor Gregoric
BACKGROUND: Recommended structured clinical practices including implant technique, anti-coagulation strategy, and pump speed management (PREVENT [PREVENtion of HeartMate II Pump Thrombosis Through Clinical Management] recommendations) were developed to address risk of early (<3 months) pump thrombosis (PT) risk with HeartMate II (HMII; St. Jude Medical, Inc. [Thoratec Corporation], Pleasanton, CA). We prospectively assessed the HMII PT rate in the current era when participating centers adhered to the PREVENT recommendations...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863553/a-comparison-of-serum-and-plasma-cytokine-values-using-a-multiplexed-assay-in-cats
#8
Margaret E Gruen, Kristen M Messenger, Andrea E Thomson, Emily H Griffith, Hayley Paradise, Shelly Vaden, B D X Lascelles
BACKGROUND: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is highly prevalent in cats, and pain contributes to morbidity. In humans, alterations of cytokine concentrations have been associated with joint deterioration and pain. Similar changes have not been investigated in cats. Cytokine concentrations can be measured using multiplex technology with small samples of serum or plasma, however, serum and plasma are not interchangeable for most bioassays. Correlations for cytokine concentrations between serum and plasma have not been evaluated in cats...
December 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857999/do-age-and-anticoagulants-affect-the-natural-history-of-acute-subdural-hematomas
#9
Brandon P Lucke-Wold, Ryan C Turner, Darnell Josiah, Chelsea Knotts, Sanjay Bhatia
Acute subdural hematoma is a serious complication following traumatic brain injury. Large volume hematomas or those with underlying brain injury can cause mass effect, midline shift, and eventually herniation of the brain. Acute subdural hematomas in the young are associated with high-energy trauma and often have underlying contusions, while acute subdural hematomas in the elderly are associated with minor trauma and an absence of underlying contusions, even though the elderly are more likely to be on anticoagulants or anti-platelet therapy...
2016: Arch Emerg Med Crit Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855495/pharmacological-importance-characterization-and-applications-of-gold-and-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-panax-ginseng-fresh-leaves
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Priyanka Singh, Hina Singh, Sungeun Ahn, Verónica Castro-Aceituno, Zuly Jiménez, Shakina Yesmin Simu, Yeon Ju Kim, Deok Chun Yang
Previously, we showed the rapid and eco-friendly synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles within 3 and 45 min by fresh leaves extract of herbal medicinal plant Panax ginseng. In addition, we characterized the nanoparticles in terms of shape, size, morphology and stability by FE-TEM, EDX, elemental mapping, SEAD, XRD and particles size analysis. In addition of this, we showed their antimicrobial, anti-coagulant, and biofilm inhibition activity of nanoparticles. Continuing our previous study, here we highlight the further characterization and biomedical applications of P...
November 18, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842949/the-hat-score-a-simple-risk-stratification-score-for-coagulopathic-bleeding-during-adult-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Terence Lonergan, Daniel Herr, Zachary Kon, Jay Menaker, Raymond Rector, Kenichi Tanaka, Michael Mazzeffi
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to create an adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) coagulopathic bleeding risk score. DESIGN: Secondary analysis was performed on an existing retrospective cohort. Pre-ECMO variables were tested for association with coagulopathic bleeding, and those with the strongest association were included in a multivariable model. Using this model, a risk stratification score was created. The score's utility was validated by comparing bleeding and transfusion rates between score levels...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836023/coagulation-factor-abnormalities-related-to-discordance-between-anti-factor-xa-and-activated-partial-thromboplastin-time-in-patients-supported-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Sirtaz Adatya, Roy Sunny, Megan J Fitzpatrick, Monica Colvin, Thennapan Thennapan, Ranjit John, Nicole Dodge Zantek, Marc Pritzker, Peter Eckman, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: High levels of discordance between activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and anti-factor Xa (anti-FXa) have been reported in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs). We sought to determine the biochemical basis for discordance by simultaneous measurement of coagulation factors with aPTT and anti-FXa. METHODS: Consecutive CF-LVAD patients admitted for intravenous unfractionated heparin (IV-UFH) therapy were studied...
November 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833295/successful-penile-reconstruction-following-prior-arteriovenous-loop-thrombosis-due-to-undiagnosed-protein-s-deficiency-and-exogenous-testosterone
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Parameswaran Anoop, Vithal Malmande, M N Prakash Kumar, Naveen Rao
Flap failure from microvascular thrombotic occlusion is a rare but significant cause for unsuccessful reconstructive surgery. We encountered thrombosis of arteriovenous loop in a patient undergoing phallus reconstruction. Further investigations revealed underlying previously asymptomatic hypercoagulable state due to protein-S deficiency in addition to long-term exogenous testosterone administration. Role of thrombophilia testing, thrombogenic potential of testosterone and the need for therapeutic perioperative anti-coagulation in such situations are described here...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825753/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-coagulant-activity-and-toxicological-studies-of-marine-sulfated-glycosaminoglycans
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Fatma Krichen, Zohra Ghlissi, Ikram Ben Amor, Nadhem Sayari, Rim Kallel, Jalel Gargouri, Zouheir Sahnoun, Tahia Boudawara, Ali Bougatef
The present study aimed to characterize and evaluate the in vitro and in vivo anticoagulant activity of sulfated glycosaminoglycans from the skins of smooth hound (SHSG) and grey triggerfish (GTSG). The analysis of SHSG and GTSG with acetate cellulose electrophoresis in Zn-acetate revealed the presence of hyaluronic acid (HA), chondroitin sulfate (CS) and dermatan sulfate (DS). Both glycosaminoglycans were evaluated for their in vitro anticoagulant activities using activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), thrombin time (TT) and prothrombine time (PT) tests...
November 5, 2016: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799851/low-molecular-weight-heparin-can-benefit-women-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-and-sole-protein-s-deficiency-a-historical-control-cohort-study-from-taiwan
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Ming-Ching Shen, Wan-Ju Wu, Po-Jen Cheng, Gwo-Chin Ma, Wen-Chu Li, Jui-Der Liou, Cheng-Shyong Chang, Wen-Hsiang Lin, Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Heritable thrombophilias are assumed important etiologies for recurrent pregnancy loss. Unlike in the Caucasian populations, protein S and protein C deficiencies, instead of Factor V Lieden and Prothrombin mutations, are relatively common in the Han Chinese population. In this study we aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of low molecular weight heparin upon women with recurrent pregnancy loss and documented protein S deficiency. METHODS: During 2011-2016, 68 women with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and protein S deficiency (both the free antigen and function of protein S were reduced) were initially enrolled...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790577/hemostasis-and-post-operative-care-of-oral-surgical-wounds-by-hemcon-dental-dressing-in-patients-on-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-a-split-mouth-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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K R Ashok Kumar, Jambukeshwar Kumar, Jagadesh Sarvagna, Praveen Gadde, Shwetha Chikkaboriah
INTRODUCTION: Hemostasis is a fundamental management issue post-operatively in minor oral surgical procedures. To ensure safety and therapeutic efficacy in patients, under oral anti coagulant therapy, is complicated by necessity for frequent determination of prothrombin time or international normalised ratio. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine whether early hemostasis achieved by using Hemcon Dental Dressing (HDD) will affect post-operative care and surgical healing outcome in minor oral surgical procedures...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787594/the-long-term-management-of-children-and-adults-with-a-fontan-circulation-a-systematic-review-and-survey-of-current-practice-in-australia-and-new-zealand
#17
Ganesh K Gnanappa, David S Celermajer, Gary F Sholler, Tom Gentles, David Winlaw, Yves d'Udekem, Julian Ayer
Although long-term survival is now the norm, Fontan patients face significant morbidity and premature mortality. Wide variation exists in long-term Fontan management. With an aim of improving their long-term management, we conducted a systematic review to identify best available evidence and gaps in knowledge for future research focus. We also surveyed cardiologists in Australia and New Zealand managing Fontan patients, to determine the alignment of current local practice with best available evidence. A systematic review was conducted using strict search criteria (PRISMA guidelines), pertaining to long-term Fontan management...
October 27, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785043/international-normalized-ratio-self-testing-and-self-management-improving-patient-outcomes
#18
REVIEW
Matteo Pozzi, Julia Mitchell, Anna Maria Henaine, Najib Hanna, Ola Safi, Roland Henaine
Long term oral anti-coagulation with vitamin K antagonists is a risk factor of hemorrhagic or thromebomlic complications. Periodic laboratory testing of international normalized ratio (INR) and a subsequent dose adjustment are therefore mandatory. The use of home testing devices to measure INR has been suggested as a potential way to improve the comfort and compliance of the patients and their families, the frequency of monitoring and, finally, the management and safety of long-term oral anticoagulation. In pediatric patients, increased doses to obtain and maintain the therapeutic target INR, more frequent adjustments and INR testing, multiple medication, inconstant nutritional intake, difficult venepunctures, and the need to go to the laboratory for testing (interruption of school and parents' work attendance) highlight those difficulties...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784446/-effect-of-50-mg-alteplase-to-intermediate-risk-pulmonary-embolism-with-right-ventricular-dysfunction
#19
Q H Xu, W L Li, Z M Cai, Y C Lin, S P Huang
Objective: To investigate the effect of 50 mg alteplase to intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism (APE) with right ventricular dysfunction. Methods: From May 2011 to May 2015, a total of 73 patients with intermediate-risk APE, furthermore, right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP)>40 mmHg and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)>100 ng/L, were allocated to receive 50 mg alteplase plus anti-coagulation (thrombolysis group, TG, n=35) or anticoagulation alone (control group CG, n=38) according to their will...
October 18, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776988/impact-of-aortic-valve-closure-on-adverse-events-and-outcomes-with-the-heartware-ventricular-assist-device
#20
David Dobarro, Marian Urban, Karen Booth, Neil Wrightson, Javier Castrodeza, Jerome Jungschleger, Nicola Robinson-Smith, Andrew Woods, Gareth Parry, Stephan Schueler, Guy A MacGowan
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether aortic valve opening (AVO) and other echocardiographic parameters influence outcomes in patients on left ventricular (LV) assist device (LVAD) support. Pump thrombosis (PT) and ischemic stroke (IS) are known complications of LVAD, but mechanisms that could influence them are not completely understood. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 147 patients who received a HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device ( HeartWare International) as a bridge to transplant or to candidacy between July 2009 and August 2015, of whom 126 had at least 30 days of follow-up before the first event (30-days-out cohort)...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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