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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650591/the-silver-lining-towards-the-responsible-and-limited-usage-of-silver
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Kshipra Naik, Meenal Kowshik
Silver has attracted a lot of attention as a powerful, broad spectrum and natural antimicrobial agent since the ancient times because of its non-toxic nature to the human body at low concentrations. It has been used in treatment of various infections and ulcers, storage of water, and prevention of bacterial growth on the surfaces and within materials. However there are numerous medical and health benefits of colloidal or nano silver apart from its microbicidal ability which as yet have not been fully embraced by the medical community...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650349/new-oral-antiplatelet-medications
#2
Travis Jeffords
New and more potent oral antiplatelet agents have shown better clinical outcomes over the last few years. This article reviews the latest oral antiplatelet therapies available, their indications and contraindications, genetic resistance, and major drug interactions.
June 22, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650323/the-naphthoquinone-plumbagin-suppresses-adp-induced-rat-platelet-aggregation-through-p2y1-plc-signaling-pathway
#3
Qianrui Zhang, Xiaoyan Liao, Fangjian Wu
Plumbagin (PLB) isolated from Plumbago zeylanica L (Plumbaginaceae) was evaluated for the suppressive effect and mechanism on ADP induced rat platelet aggregation. Adult male SD rats were randomly divided into control group, clopidogrel group, PLB 25mg/kg group and PLB 50mg/kg group. Clopidogrel (13.5mg/kg per day) and PLB (25 and 50mg/kg per day) were orally given to experimental rats by gavage for seven consecutive days. The antiplatelet properties were assessed by measuring the ADP-induced platelet aggregation rate (Aggmax)...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649053/left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-the-amplatzer-amulet-device-periprocedural-and-early-clinical-echocardiographic-data-from-a-global-prospective-observational-study
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Ulf Landmesser, Boris Schmidt, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk, Simon Cheung Chi Lam, Jai-Wun Park, Giuseppe Tarantini, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Volker Geist, Paolo Della Bella, Antonio Colombo, Tobias Zeus, Heyder Omran, Christopher Piorkowski, Juha Lund, Claudio Tondo, David Hildick-Smith
AIMS: The global, prospective AMPLATZER Amulet observational study documents real-world periprocedural, transoesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) and clinical outcomes from left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) using the AMPLATZER Amulet device. The aim of this report is to describe the periprocedural and early clinical/TEE results from this study. METHODS AND RESULTS: This multicentre prospective real-world registry included 1,088 patients (75±8.5 years, 64.5% male, CHA2DS2-VASc: 4...
June 25, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648031/-impact-of-different-antithrombotic-therapy-strategy-on-prognosis-in-coronary-heart-disease-patients-combining-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
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C Yuan, L Zhong, R C Huang
Objective: To evaluate the impact of various anticoagulation antiplatelet therapy strategies on the prognosis of patients with coronary heart disease combining with atrial fibrillation. Methods: Present meta analysis was performed according to search results on English EMBASE database by computer retrieval, Pubmed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, Chinese CBM database, CNKI database, Wan Fang database, China science and technology papers online electronic databases, manual retrieval for important international conference proceedings up to April 30 2016...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645935/liver-cirrhosis-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-would-oral-anticoagulation-have-a-net-clinical-benefit-for-stroke-prevention
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Ling Kuo, Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Jo-Nan Liao, Fa-Po Chung, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Gregory Y H Lip, Shih-Ann Chen
BACKGROUND: Patients with liver cirrhosis have been excluded from randomized clinical trials of oral anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. We hypothesized that patients with liver cirrhosis would have a positive net clinical benefit for oral anticoagulation when used for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study used the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Among 289 559 atrial fibrillation patients aged ≥20 years, there were 10 336 with liver cirrhosis, and 9056 of them having a CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥2 were divided into 3 groups, that is, no treatment, antiplatelet therapy, and warfarin...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645902/the-cause-of-the-stroke-a-diagnostic-uncertainty
#7
Abhishek Dattani, Ava Jackson
A 39-year-old man with a history of sickle cell disease (SCD) presented with left leg weakness. He had a normal CT head and CT angiogram, but MRI head showed multiple acute bilateral cortical infarcts including in the right precentral gyrus. The MRI findings were more in keeping with an embolic source rather than stroke related to SCD, although it could not be ruled out. He also had an echocardiogram which revealed a patent foramen ovale. He was treated with antiplatelet therapy and also had red blood cell exchange transfusion...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645644/-antiplatelet-agents-and-transfusion
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P Gaussem, A-C Martin, T Belleville-Rolland, D Helley, C Bachelot-Loza, A Godier
Antiplatelet agents are at risk for bleeding complications, the management of which differs depending on the clinical situation and on the antiplatelet agent itself. Neutralization of antiplatelets is sometimes necessary, most often leading to platelet transfusion, although the benefit of this strategy is poorly documented. In addition, if platelet transfusion corrects the platelet inhibition induced by aspirin and probably by clopidogrel and prasugrel, it does not neutralize ticagrelor, as a consequence of its pharmacological properties...
June 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644213/platelet-pathophysiology-pharmacology-and-function-in-coronary-artery-disease
#9
Homam Ibrahim, Neal S Kleiman
Platelets play a key role in the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes. Our understanding of platelet function in thrombus formation has increased considerably, resulting in the development of clinically effective treatment strategies and identification of new targets. An underappreciated platelet function is their contribution toward acute and chronic inflammatory processes including atherogenesis. In this review, we discuss the role of platelets in atherosclerosis and thrombosis, platelet function testing, and the pharmacology of currently available antiplatelet drugs...
June 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643996/age-related-outcome-of-patients-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-centre-observation
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Rolf Erlebach, Alberto Pagnamenta, Stephanie Klinzing, Federica Stretti, Silvia Cottini, Reto Schüpbach, Peter Steiger, Giovanna Brandi
BACKGROUND: Study-purpose is to analyze clinical features of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), their age-related outcomes and determinants of long- term outcome. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in a level I University Swiss trauma center. Consecutive patients with moderate to severe TBI admitted for more than 48 hours to the Intensive Care Unit were included. Patients' and trauma characteristics, management during ICU-stay, prognostic scores and long- term outcomes were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643297/recommendations-for-the-use-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-in-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-2017-revision
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B Everaert, J J Wykrzykowska, J Koolen, P van der Harst, P den Heijer, J P Henriques, R van der Schaaf, B de Smet, S H Hofma, R Diletti, A Weevers, J Hoorntje, P Smits, R J van Geuns
BACKGROUND: To eliminate some of the potential late limitations of permanent metallic stents, the bioresorbable coronary stents or 'bioresorbable vascular scaffolds' (BVS) have been developed. METHODS: We reviewed all currently available clinical data on BVS implantation. RESULTS: Since the 2015 position statement on the appropriateness of BVS in percutaneous coronary interventions, several large randomised trials have been presented. These have demonstrated that achieving adequate 1 and 2 year outcomes with these first-generation BVS is not straightforward...
June 22, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642617/podoplanin-enhances-lung-cancer-cell-growth-in-vivo-by-inducing-platelet-aggregation
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Kenichi Miyata, Ai Takemoto, Sakae Okumura, Makoto Nishio, Naoya Fujita
Podoplanin/Aggrus, known as a platelet aggregation-inducing factor, is frequently overexpressed in lung squamous cell carcinomas (LSCC) and glioblastomas among other tumours, and its expression has been reported to be correlated with poor prognosis. However, the contribution of podoplanin to malignant progression has been elusive. Here we demonstrate that in podoplanin-positive LSCC cells, their growth was abrogated by podoplanin knockout in vivo but not in vitro. Conversely, ectopic expression of podoplanin promoted cell growth in vivo and facilitated intratumoral platelet activation...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642210/rationale-and-design-for-a-randomized-comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-between-aspirin-and-clopidogrel-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-low-stroke-risk-cesac-af-trial
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Sang Min Park, Haemin Jeong, Mi-Hyang Jung, Kyung Soon Hong, Myeong-Ki Hong, Chang Seok Bang, Christopher Y Kim
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of thromboembolic stroke. An oral anticoagulant should be administrated to prevent stroke in patients with moderate stroke risk (ie, CHA2DS2-VASc score>2). If the stroke risk is low (i.e. the score=1), however, antiplatelet agent such as aspirin is widely used. Aspirin can cause peptic ulcer disease (PUD) while its alternative, clopidogrel, theoretically does not. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the efficacy and safety between aspirin and clopidogrel, a multicenter randomized controlled trial was designed in AF patients with low stroke risk...
June 19, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641848/the-use-of-embolic-protection-devices-is-associated-with-a-lower-stroke-and-death-rate-after-carotid-stenting
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Christoph Knappich, Andreas Kuehnl, Pavlos Tsantilas, Sofie Schmid, Thorben Breitkreuz, Michael Kallmayer, Alexander Zimmermann, Hans-Henning Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the association between intraprocedural and periprocedural variables and in-hospital stroke or death rate after carotid artery stenting. BACKGROUND: In Germany, all open surgical and endovascular procedures on the extracranial carotid artery must be documented in a statutory nationwide quality assurance database. METHODS: A total of 13,086 carotid artery stenting procedures for asymptomatic (63...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641842/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-patients%C3%A2-treated-with-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-stents-in-routine-practice-2-year-results-of-the-isar-absorb-registry
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Jens Wiebe, Petra Hoppmann, Roisin Colleran, Sebastian Kufner, Michael Valeskini, Salvatore Cassese, Simon Schneider, Michael Joner, Heribert Schunkert, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Adnan Kastrati, Robert A Byrne
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report clinical outcomes in patients treated in routine practice 2 years after everolimus-eluting bioresorbable stent (BRS) implantation. BACKGROUND: Long-term results in patients undergoing BRS implantation in routine clinical practice are sparse, and existing evidence from randomized trials considers mostly selected patients. METHODS: The ISAR-ABSORB registry enrolled consecutive patients undergoing BRS implantation in routine clinical practice at 2 high-volume centers in Germany...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641840/6-versus-24-month-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-implantation-of-drug-eluting%C3%A2-stents-in-patients-nonresistant-to-aspirin-final-results-of-the-italic-trial-is-there-a-life-for-des-after-discontinuation-of-clopidogrel
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Romain Didier, Marie Claude Morice, Paul Barragan, Arif A L Noryani, Hussam A Noor, Talib Majwal, Thomas Hovasse, Philippe Castellant, Michel Schneeberger, Luc Maillard, Erwan Bressolette, Jaroslaw Wojcik, Nicolas Delarche, Didier Blanchard, Bernard Jouve, Olivier Ormezzano, Franck Paganelli, Gilles Levy, Joël Sainsous, Didier Carrie, Alain Furber, Jacques Berlan, Olivier Darremont, Hervé Le Breton, Anne Lyuycx-Bore, Antoine Gommeaux, Claude Cassat, Alain Kermarrec, Pierre Cazaux, Philippe Druelles, Raphael Dauphin, Jean Armengaud, Patrick Dupouy, Didier Champagnac, Patrick Ohlmann, Hakim Ben Amer, Robert G Kiss, Irme Ungi, Martine Gilard
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that 6-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is noninferior to 24-month DAPT in aspirin-sensitive patients. BACKGROUND: The ITALIC (Is There a Life for DES After Discontinuation of Clopidogrel) trial showed that rates of bleeding and thrombotic events at 1 year were much the same with 6 versus 12 months of DAPT after percutaneous coronary intervention with second-generation drug-eluting stents. In this report, 2-year follow-up is presented...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641838/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-for-6-versus-18%C3%A2-months-after-biodegradable-polymer-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
#17
Masato Nakamura, Raisuke Iijima, Junya Ako, Toshiro Shinke, Hisayuki Okada, Yoshiaki Ito, Kenji Ando, Hitoshi Anzai, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yasunori Ueda, Shin Takiuchi, Yasunori Nishida, Hiroshi Ohira, Katsuhiro Kawaguchi, Makoto Kadotani, Hiroyuki Niinuma, Kazuto Omiya, Takashi Morita, Kan Zen, Yoshinori Yasaka, Kenji Inoue, Sugao Ishiwata, Masahiko Ochiai, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Hiroyoshi Yokoi
OBJECTIVES: The NIPPON (Nobori Dual Antiplatelet Therapy as Appropriate Duration) study was a multicenter randomized investigation of the noninferiority of short-term versus long-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients with implantation of the Nobori drug-eluting stent (DES) (Terumo, Tokyo, Japan), which has a biodegradable abluminal coating. BACKGROUND: The optimum duration of DAPT for patients with a biodegradable polymer-coated DES is unclear. METHODS: The subjects were 3,773 patients with stable or acute coronary syndromes undergoing Nobori stent implantation...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641646/-clinical-characteristics-and-long-term-outcome-of-125-chinese-young-patients-with-essential-thrombocythemia
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Rong-Feng Fu, Xiao-Fan Liu, Wei Liu, Yue-Ting Huang, Yun-Fei Chen, Hui-Yuan Li, Man-Kai Ju, Ren-Chi Yang, Lei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and long-term outcome of Chinese young patients (≤40 years) with essential thrombocythemia(ET), and to develop a thrombosis predicting model specific for young patients with ET, so as to provide a new evidence for risk stratification and treatment. METHODS: Medical records of 125 Chinese young patients with newly diagnosed of ET were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The median age at diagnosis was 32 (18-40) years old, with 37 males and 88 females...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640782/perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-a-review
#19
Ronald J Gordon, Frederick W Lombard
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem in the perioperative period, increasing patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. It is also considered the most preventable of the major postoperative complications. Despite widespread adoption of prophylaxis guidelines, it appears that morbidity from the disease has not substantially changed within the past 2 decades. It is becoming clear that current prophylaxis efforts are not sufficient. Using more potent anticoagulants may decrease the incidence of VTE, but increase the risk for bleeding and infection...
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640142/the-derivation-and-validation-of-a-simple-model-for-predicting-in-hospital-mortality-of-acutely-admitted-patients-to-internal-medicine-wards
#20
Ali Sakhnini, Walid Saliba, Naama Schwartz, Naiel Bisharat
Limited information is available about clinical predictors of in-hospital mortality in acute unselected medical admissions. Such information could assist medical decision-making.To develop a clinical model for predicting in-hospital mortality in unselected acute medical admissions and to test the impact of secondary conditions on hospital mortality.This is an analysis of the medical records of patients admitted to internal medicine wards at one university-affiliated hospital. Data obtained from the years 2013 to 2014 were used as a derivation dataset for creating a prediction model, while data from 2015 was used as a validation dataset to test the performance of the model...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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