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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903864/oral-thrombin-inhibitor-aggravates-platelet-adhesion-and-aggregation-during-arterial-thrombosis
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Tobias Petzold, Manuela Thienel, Ildiko Konrad, Irene Schubert, Ron Regenauer, Boj Hoppe, Michael Lorenz, Annekathrin Eckart, Sue Chandraratne, Carsten Lennerz, Christof Kolb, Daniel Braun, Janina Jamasbi, Richard Brandl, Siegmund Braun, Wolfgang Siess, Christian Schulz, Steffen Massberg
In patients with atrial fibrillation, oral anticoagulation with oral thrombin inhibitors (OTIs), in contrast to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), associates with a modest increase in acute coronary syndromes (ACSs). Whether this observation is causatively linked to OTI treatment and, if so, whether OTI action is the result of a lower antithrombotic efficacy of OTI compared to VKA or reflects a yet undefined prothrombotic activity of OTI remain unclear. We analyzed platelet function in patients receiving OTI or dose-adapted VKA under static and flow conditions...
November 30, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898582/antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-cerebral-microbleeds
#2
Duncan Wilson, David J Werring
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are a radiological marker of cerebral small vessel disease corresponding to small haemosiderin foci identified by blood-sensitive MRI. CMBs are common in older community populations, and in individuals with ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), and intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). We summarize how CMBs might contribute to assessing the future risk of ischaemic stroke and ICH to inform antithrombotic (antiplatelet or anticoagulant) decisions...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896543/vitamin-k-antagonists-relative-strengths-and-weaknesses-vs-direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Andreas Zirlik, Christoph Bode
Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) have been the mainstay of anticoagulation therapy for more than 50 years. VKAs are mainly used for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism. In the past 5 years, four new agents-the direct factor Xa inhibitors apixaban, edoxaban and rivaroxaban and the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran [collectively known as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or non-VKA oral anticoagulants]-have been approved for these and other indications...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895794/trousseau-s-syndrome-caused-by-bladder-cancer-producing-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-and-parathyroid-hormone-related-protein-a-case-report
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Tomonori Kato, Kenji Yasuda, Hiroaki Iida, Akihiko Watanabe, Yasuyoshi Fujiuchi, Shigeharu Miwa, Johji Imura, Akira Komiya
The present study reports a rare case of bladder cancer that caused Trousseau's syndrome, a malignancy-associated hypercoagulative state leading to venous or arterial thrombosis. A 38-year-old Japanese female patient experienced a sudden onset of visual field defects and lower limb weakness. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging revealed multi-regional hypointense areas compatible with acute cerebral infarction. Despite the repeated administration of anticoagulant treatment with heparin, the condition could not be adequately controlled and thromboembolic events occasionally recurred...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895055/role-of-agents-for-reversing-the-effects-of-target-specific-oral-anticoagulants
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REVIEW
Tanya R Riley, Mary L Gauthier-Lewis, Chelsea K Sanchez, Janine S Douglas
PURPOSE: The available clinical data on target-specific oral anticoagulant (TSOAC) reversal agents that are currently in development or have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are reviewed. SUMMARY: The development of TSOACs such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban, edoxaban, and apixaban has presented benefits and new challenges. One of the main challenges associated with the use of TSOACs is the lack of suitable agent-specific reversal agents. Several treatment options for the management of life-threatening bleeding events associated with TSOAC use, such as fresh frozen plasma, prothrombin complex concentrates, and recombinant coagulation factor VIIa, have been used, with inconsistent results...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893592/coughing-induced-suprachoroidal-hemorrhage-simulating-melanoma-in-two-cases
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Charlotte L Marous, Kareem Sioufi, Carol L Shields, Arman Mashayekhi, Jerry A Shields
PURPOSE: To describe two cases of coughing-induced suprachoroidal hemorrhage referred as choroidal melanoma. METHODS: Observational case reports. RESULTS: Two female patients (ages 54 and 60 years) were referred with possible choroidal melanoma. Both gave a history of 1 day of heavy coughing with Valsalva maneuver within 2 weeks before discovery of the tumor. In one case, the patient used anticoagulants for aortic valve replacement and the other patient used antiasthma medications...
November 23, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893355/performance-evaluation-study-of-id-core-xt-a-high-throughput-blood-group-genotyping-platform
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Mónica López, Izaskun Apraiz, Montserrat Rubia, Mercedes Piedrabuena, Maria Azkarate, Barbera Veldhuisen, Miguel Á Vesga, Ellen Van Der Schoot, Fernando Puente, Diego Tejedor
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, red blood cell antigens have been identified using serological methods, but recent advances in molecular biology have made the implementation of methods for genetic testing of most blood group antigens possible. The goal of this study was to validate the performance of the ID CORE XT blood group typing assay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One thousand independent samples from donors, patients and neonates were collected from three research institutes in Spain and the Netherlands...
November 25, 2016: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893182/inter-individual-variability-in-dabigatran-and-rivaroxaban-exposure-contribution-of-abcb1-genetic-polymorphisms-and-interaction-with-clarithromycin
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I Gouin-Thibault, X Delavenne, A Blanchard, V Siguret, J E Salem, C Narjoz, P Gaussem, P Beaune, C Funck-Brentano, M Azizi, P Mismetti, M A Loriot
BACKGROUND: The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) dabigatran and rivaroxaban are both substrates of the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) transporter, encoded by the ABCB1 gene. Rivaroxaban is metabolized by CYP3A4. Inter-individual variability in DOAC exposure and frequent P-gp associated drug-drug interactions have been described in patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of ABCB1 polymorphisms on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of dabigatran and rivaroxaban, associated or not with clarithromycin, a P-gp and CYP3A4 inhibitor...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891662/acute-mechanical-hemolysis-as-a-complication-of-extracorporeal-photopheresis-in-a-low-weight-child
#9
Robert A DeSimone, Sandeep N Wontakal, Alexander K Lyashchenko, Joseph Schwartz
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with high morbidity and mortality. Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is an effective therapy for treating medication-refractory GVHD, however, there is scant evidence of whether ECP can be safely performed in patients weighing less than 15 kg. Here, we report the implementation of a successful protocol to perform ECP in a 21-month-old, 10.6 kg female with medication-refractory GVHD. Our initial ECP treatment resulted in significant hemolysis that was most likely mechanical...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889960/current-management-in-transurethral-therapy-of-benign-prostatic-obstruction-in-patients-on-oral-anticoagulation-a-worldwide-questionnaire
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Benedikt Becker, Ann Sophie Knipper, Andreas J Gross, Christopher Netsch
OBJECTIVE: To assess the current treatment of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) in patients on ongoing oral anticoagulation (OA). METHODS: An internet survey was sent to all active members of the Endourological Society. The survey contained 32 questions regarding transurethral treatment of BPO in patients on ongoing OA, different techniques and arising complications. RESULTS: Out of all members (n=2000) of the Endourological Society, 133 participated in our survey...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889279/vitamin-k-epoxide-reductase-expression-and-prostate-cancer-risk
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Ben Yi Tew, Sumanta K Pal, Miaoling He, Tommy Tong, Huiqing Wu, JoAnn Hsu, Xueli Liu, Susan L Neuhausen, Jeremy O Jones
PURPOSE: Increasing evidence has demonstrated that men taking the anticoagulant warfarin have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. This phenomenon is not observed in other cancers. We sought to determine if the target of warfarin, vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR), is expressed in benign and cancerous prostate tissues and if a functional single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the VKOR gene is associated with prostate cancer risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of VKOR was quantified by immunohistochemistry in an institutional series of 54 radical prostatectomy samples and metastatic biopsies, as well as in 40 other cancers and matched benign tissues on a tissue microarray...
November 23, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889266/the-effect-anticoagulation-status-on-geriatric-fall-trauma-patients
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Julia Coleman, Mustafa Baldawi, David Heidt
BACKGROUND: This research study aims to identify the effect of anticoagulation status on hospital course, complications, and outcomes among geriatric fall trauma patients. METHODS: The study design is a retrospective cohort study, looking at fall trauma among patients aged 60 to 80 years from 2009 to 2013 at a university hospital in the United States. The statistical analysis, conducted with SPSS software with a threshold for statistical significance of P < ...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884512/design-synthesis-and-antithrombotic-evaluation-of-novel-non-peptide-thrombin-inhibitors
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Dongxing Chen, Jinyu Shi, Jing Liu, Xueying Zhang, Xiaoying Deng, Yanyan Yang, Shuang Cui, Qihua Zhu, Guoqing Gong, Yungen Xu
Ten derivatives of 4-((1,2,3,4-tetrahydrobenzo[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazin-1-yl)methyl)benzimida-mide (I-1∼I-2, II-1∼II-8) were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory effect on human thrombin. Compound II-7 (IC50=82.8nM), which showed the strongest thrombin inhibitory activity among the tested compounds, was chosen as the lead compound, and ten carbamate derivatives (II-9a∼II-13a, II-9b∼II-12b, II-14) were prepared and evaluated for their anticoagulant activity. The results indicate that most of the tested compounds exhibit a certain degree of inhibitory effect on thrombin-induced platelet aggregation, among which compounds II-11a (IC50=8...
November 9, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882517/cost-effectiveness-of-apixaban-versus-warfarin-or-aspirin-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-greek-perspective
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Kostas Athanasakis, Nadia Boubouchairopoulou, Eleftheria Karampli, Filippos Tarantilis, Paraskevi Savvari, Aikaterini Bilitou, John Kyriopoulos
BACKGROUND: Strokes attributed to atrial fibrillation (AF) represent a major cause of adult disability and a great burden to society and healthcare systems. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess the cost effectiveness of apixaban, a direct acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC), versus warfarin or aspirin for patients with AF in the Greek healthcare setting. METHODS: We used a previously published Markov model to simulate clinical events for patients with AF treated with apixaban, the vitamin K antagonist (VKA) warfarin, or aspirin...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878663/prevention-and-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-solid-brain-neoplasms-results-of-a-survey-among-italian-physicians
#15
Nicola Mumoli, Stefano Barco, Marco Cei, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Mauro Campanini, Andrea Fontanella, Walter Ageno, Francesco Dentali
The decision concerning the introduction of primary and secondary prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with solid brain neoplasms and brain metastases is often challenging due to the concomitant increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage and to limited evidence from available literature. A standardized questionnaire composed of nine multiple-choice questions regarding primary VTE prevention in non-surgical patients during high-risk conditions and VTE secondary prevention in patients with a solid brain neoplasm or cerebral metastases was sent via electronic mail to all the members (n = 2420) of the Italian Federation of the Internal Medicine Hospital Executives' Associations (FADOI) in June 2015...
November 23, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876696/stroke-prevention-strategies-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-valve-abnormalities-perceptions-of-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Tatjana S Potpara, Gregory Y H Lip, Torben B Larsen, Antonio Madrid, Dan Dobreanu, Ewa Jędrzejczyk-Patej, Nikolaos Dagres
The purpose of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Survey was to assess the perceptions of 'valvular' atrial fibrillation (AF) and management of AF patients with various heart valve abnormalities in daily clinical practice in European electrophysiology (EP) centres. Questionnaire survey was sent via the Internet to the EHRA-EP Research Network Centres. Of the 52 responding centres, 42 (80.8%) were university hospitals. Choosing the most comprehensive definition of valvular AF, a total of 49 centres (94...
October 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876255/patient-and-perioperative-variables-affecting-30-day-readmission-for-surgical-complications-after-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties-a-matched-cohort-study
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Benjamin F Ricciardi, Kathryn K Oi, Steven B Daines, Yuo-Yu Lee, Amethia D Joseph, Geoffrey H Westrich
BACKGROUND: Changes in reimbursement for total hip and knee arthroplasties (THA and TKA) have placed increased financial burden of early readmission on hospitals and surgeons. Our purpose was to characterize factors of 30-day readmission for surgical complications after THA and TKA at a single, high-volume orthopedic specialty hospital. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis and who were readmitted within 30 days of their unilateral primary THA or TKA procedure between 2010 and 2014...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876232/hypercoagulation-and-complement-connected-players-in-tumor-development-and-metastases
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REVIEW
Silvia Guglietta, Maria Rescigno
Hypercoagulation is a common feature of several tumors to the extent that individuals with coagulation defects often present with occult visceral cancers. Recent evidence has shown that hypercoagulation is not just a mere secondary effect due to the presence of the tumor, rather it actively contributes to tumor development and dissemination. Among the numerous mechanisms that can contribute to cancer-associated hypercoagulation, the ones involving immune-mediated processes are gaining increasing attention. In particular, complement cascade and hypercoagulation are one inducing the other in a vicious circle that involves neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) formation...
November 18, 2016: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873051/clinical-and-radiological-course-of-intracerebral-haemorrhage-associated-with-the-new-non-vitamin-k-anticoagulants
#19
Christian von der Brelie, Alexandros Doukas, Rebecca Naumann, Astrid Dempfle, Naomi Larsen, Michael Synowitz, Olav Jansen, Maximilian Mehdorn, Senol Jadik
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcome and mortality in intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) associated with anticoagulant treatment is poor. Novel direct oral anticoagulant drugs (NOACs) are increasingly prescribed. Management of NOAC-associated ICH might be more challenging. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological course of ICH patients being treated with different forms of oral anticoagulant drugs. METHOD: The study is a retrospective observational study...
November 21, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871223/patients-with-hfpef-and-hfref-have-different-clinical-characteristics-but-similar-prognosis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Tamrat Befekadu Abebe, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Yonas Getaye Tefera, Tadesse Melaku Abegaz
BACKGROUND: Globally, heart failure (HF) has been recognized as one of the major cardiovascular disorder with high morbidity, mortality and considerable social impact. In Sub Saharan African countries, HF has turned out as a leading form of cardiovascular diseases, and has considerable socioeconomic impact. However, there are differences in clinical characteristics and survival status among patients with preserved (HFpEF) and reduced (HFrEF) ejection fraction. The aim of this study is to outline the clinical characteristics and medication profile, assess the survival status and prognostic factors of Ethiopian HF patients with HFrEF and HFpEF...
November 21, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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