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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325217/neutrophil-infiltration-to-the-brain-is-platelet-dependent-and-is-reversed-by-blockade-of-platelet-gpib%C3%AE
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James A Giles, Andrew D Greenhalgh, Adam Denes, Bernhard Nieswandt, Graham Coutts, Barry W McColl, Stuart M Allan
Neutrophils are key components of the innate immune response, providing host defence against infection and being recruited to non-microbial injury sites. Platelets act as a trigger for neutrophil extravasation to inflammatory sites but mechanisms and tissue-specific aspects of these interactions are currently unclear. Here, we use bacterial endotoxin in mice to trigger an innate inflammatory response in different tissues and measure neutrophil invasion with or without platelet reduction. We show that platelets are essential for neutrophil infiltration to the brain, peritoneum and skin, neutrophil numbers returning to basal levels in the peritoneum and skin and being decreased (~60%) in the brain when platelets are reduced...
January 11, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324486/fibrinolysis-and-antifibrinolytic-treatment-in-the-trauma-patient
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Lewis S Gall, Ross A Davenport
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The role of antifibrinolytics in trauma haemorrhage and early coagulopathy remains controversial with respect to patient selection, dosage, timing of treatment, and risk of thrombotic complications. This review presents our current understanding of the mechanisms of fibrinolysis in trauma, diagnostic evaluation, and the evidence base for treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Excessive fibrinolysis following severe injury is a major component of acute traumatic coagulopathy and contributes to the high mortality from trauma haemorrhage...
January 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318575/post-partum-haemorrhage-and-tranexamic-acid-a-global-issue
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Stephen P Hibbs, Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur-Still, Beverley J Hunt
Post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) remains the major cause of maternal death worldwide, with the overwhelming majority of bleeding deaths occurring in low income countries. These bleeding deaths occur due to a complex network of biological and socioeconomic factors, including changes to haemostasis and fibrinolysis during pregnancy. Tranexamic acid (TxA) has been shown to reduce death in bleeding trauma patients safely and is effective in reducing bleeding in surgical patients, however its role in PPH has been less well established...
January 9, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304556/diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome-of-arterioureteral-fistula-the-urologist-s-perspective
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Hendrik Heers, Christopher Netsch, Konrad Wilhelm, Armin Secker, Florian Kurtz, Philipp Spachmann, Simon Viniol, Rainer Hofmann, Axel Hegele
Introduction Arterioureteral fistula (AUF) is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease which primarily arises as a long-term complication in oncological patients who have permanent ureteric stenting. The incidence is rising. The objective of this study was to outline the risk factors for, management and outcome of AUF in a large individual case series. Patients and methods 26 AUF cases in 24 patients from six German tertiary referral centres occurring between 2008 and 2016 were identified retrospectively and entered into a dedicated database using patient notes and out-patient visits...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301646/impact-of-sex-on-comparative-outcomes-of-radial-versus-femoral-access-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-undergoing-invasive-management-data-from-the-randomized-matrix-access-trial
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Giuseppe Gargiulo, Sara Ariotti, Pascal Vranckx, Sergio Leonardi, Enrico Frigoli, Nestor Ciociano, Carlo Tumscitz, Francesco Tomassini, Paolo Calabrò, Stefano Garducci, Gabriele Crimi, Giuseppe Andò, Maurizio Ferrario, Ugo Limbruno, Bernardo Cortese, Paolo Sganzerla, Alessandro Lupi, Filippo Russo, Roberto Garbo, Arturo Ausiello, Dennis Zavalloni, Gennaro Sardella, Giovanni Esposito, Andrea Santarelli, Simone Tresoldi, Marco Stefano Nazzaro, Antonio Zingarelli, Anna Sonia Petronio, Stephan Windecker, Bruno R da Costa, Marco Valgimigli
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess whether transradial access (TRA) compared with transfemoral access (TFA) is associated with consistent outcomes in male and female patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing invasive management. BACKGROUND: There are limited and contrasting data about sex disparities for the safety and efficacy of TRA versus TFA for coronary intervention. METHODS: In the MATRIX (Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by TRansradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of angioX) program, 8,404 patients were randomized to TRA or TFA...
January 8, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301131/safety-of-outpatient-kidney-biopsies
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Bojana Šimunov, Mihaela Gunjača, Branislav Čingel, Dinko Škegro, Mladen Knotek
BACKGROUND: Kidney biopsy is frequently performed in our centre as an outpatient procedure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of biopsy in the outpatient setting. METHODS: We analysed kidney biopsies performed from March 2013 to February 2017. Seven hundred twenty-five biopsies performed in the outpatient setting were identified: There were 592 transplant and 133 native biopsies including 3 solitary kidney biopsies. All were performed under ultrasound guidance using a 16G or 18G needle, with freehand technique...
January 4, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297205/cyclophosphamide-for-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Hayley Barnes, Anne E Holland, Glen P Westall, Nicole Sl Goh, Ian N Glaspole
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of individuals with interstitial lung disease (ILD) have associated connective tissue disease (CTD). The connective tissue disorders most commonly associated with ILD include scleroderma/systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, and Sjögren's syndrome. Although many people with CTD-ILD do not develop progressive lung disease, a significant proportion do progress, leading to reduced physical function, decreased quality of life, and death...
January 3, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282063/effect-of-atp-and-bax-on-the-apoptosis-of-eimeria-tenella-host-cells
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Zhiyong Xu, Mingxue Zheng, Li Zhang, Xuesong Zhang, Yan Zhang, Xiaozhen Cui, Xin Gong, Rou Xi, Rui Bai
BACKGROUND: Eimeria tenella (E. tenella) is a species of Eimeria that causes haemorrhagic caecal coccidiosis, resulting in major economic losses in the global poultry industry. After E. tenella infection, the amount of ATP and Bax in host cells showed highly significant changes. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the effects of ATP and Bax on the apoptosis of E. tenella host cells. RESULTS: The ATP-treated group and the V5-treated group had higher E. tenella infection rates than the untreated group at 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 h after infection with E...
December 28, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274727/antiplatelet-therapy-with-aspirin-clopidogrel-and-dipyridamole-versus-clopidogrel-alone-or-aspirin-and-dipyridamole-in-patients-with-acute-cerebral-ischaemia-tardis-a-randomised-open-label-phase-3-superiority-trial
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Philip M Bath, Lisa J Woodhouse, Jason P Appleton, Maia Beridze, Hanne Christensen, Robert A Dineen, Lelia Duley, Timothy J England, Katie Flaherty, Diane Havard, Stan Heptinstall, Marilyn James, Kailash Krishnan, Hugh S Markus, Alan A Montgomery, Stuart J Pocock, Marc Randall, Annemarei Ranta, Thompson G Robinson, Polly Scutt, Graham S Venables, Nikola Sprigg
BACKGROUND: Intensive antiplatelet therapy with three agents might be more effective than guideline treatment for preventing recurrent events in patients with acute cerebral ischaemia. We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of intensive antiplatelet therapy (combined aspirin, clopidogrel, and dipyridamole) with that of guideline-based antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: We did an international, prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded-endpoint trial in adult participants with ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) within 48 h of onset...
December 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273652/improved-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-an-integrated-garfield-af-tool-for-the-prediction-of-mortality-stroke-and-bleed-in-patients-with-and-without-anticoagulation
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Keith A A Fox, Joseph E Lucas, Karen S Pieper, Jean-Pierre Bassand, A John Camm, David A Fitzmaurice, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Shinya Goto, Sylvia Haas, Werner Hacke, Gloria Kayani, Ali Oto, Lorenzo G Mantovani, Frank Misselwitz, Jonathan P Piccini, Alexander G G Turpie, Freek W A Verheugt, Ajay K Kakkar
OBJECTIVES: To provide an accurate, web-based tool for stratifying patients with atrial fibrillation to facilitate decisions on the potential benefits/risks of anticoagulation, based on mortality, stroke and bleeding risks. DESIGN: The new tool was developed, using stepwise regression, for all and then applied to lower risk patients. C-statistics were compared with CHA2DS2-VASc using 30-fold cross-validation to control for overfitting. External validation was undertaken in an independent dataset, Outcome Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF)...
December 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261771/endotheliopathy-is-associated-with-higher-levels-of-cell-free-dna-following-major-trauma-a-prospective-observational-study
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David N Naumann, Jon Hazeldine, Robert J Dinsdale, Jon R Bishop, Mark J Midwinter, Paul Harrison, Sam D Hutchings, Janet M Lord
BACKGROUND: Cell free deoxyribonucleic acid (cfDNA) has been proposed as a biomarker of secondary complications following trauma. Raised thrombomodulin and syndecan-1 levels have been used to indicate endotheliopathy, and are associated with inflammation, coagulopathy, and mortality. The current study aimed to analyse the association between cfDNA and biomarkers of endotheliopathy in a cohort of trauma patients, and whether raised levels of cfDNA were associated with poorer clinical outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260464/veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-addition-to-primary-pci-in-patients-presenting-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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F S van den Brink, A D Magan, P G Noordzij, C Zivelonghi, P Agostoni, F D Eefting, J M Ten Berg, M J Suttorp, B R Rensing, J P van Kuijk, P Klein, E Scholten, J A S van der Heyden
INTRODUCTION: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) can cause great haemodynamic instability. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) can provide haemodynamic support in patients with STEMI but data on outcome and complications are scarce. METHODS: An in-hospital registry was conducted enrolling all patients receiving VA-ECMO. Patients were analysed for medical history, mortality, neurological outcome, complications and coronary artery disease...
December 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258478/pregnancy-prescription-medicines-and-the-potential-risk-of-herb-drug-interactions-a-cross-sectional-survey
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James S McLay, Naila Izzati, Abdul R Pallivalapila, Ashalatha Shetty, Binita Pande, Craig Rore, Moza Al Hail, Derek Stewart
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are routinely prescribed medicines while self-medicating with herbal natural products to treat predominantly pregnancy related conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the potential for herb-drug interactions (HDIs) in pregnant women and to explore possible herb-drug interactions and their potential clinical significance. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of women during early pregnancy or immediately postpartum in North-East Scotland...
December 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248587/enhanced-case-management-can-be-delivered-for-patients-with-evd-in-africa-experience-from-a-uk-military-ebola-treatment-centre-in-sierra-leone
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S J Dickson, K A Clay, M Adam, C Ardley, M S Bailey, D S Burns, A T Cox, D G Craig, M Espina, G Fitchett, J Grindrod, D E Hinsley, S Horne, E Hutley, A M Johnston, R L C Kao, L E Lamb, S Lewis, D Marion, A J Moore, T C Nicholson-Roberts, A Phillips, J Praught, P S Rees, I Schoonbaert, T Trinick, D R Wilson, A J Simpson, D Wang, M K O'Shea, T E Fletcher
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist describing supportive care management, laboratory abnormalities and outcomes in patients with EVD (Ebola virus disease) in West Africa. We report data which constitute the first description of the provision of enhanced EVD case management protocols in a West African setting. METHODS: Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected by retrospective review of clinical and laboratory records of patients with confirmed EVD admitted between 5 November 2014 and 30 June 2015...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248163/estimated-absolute-effects-on-efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-of-using-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-real-world-atrial-fibrillation-patients-a-comparison-with-optimally-acenocoumarol-anticoagulated-patients
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María Asunción Esteve-Pastor, José Miguel Rivera-Caravaca, Vanessa Roldán, Vicente Vicente, Giulio Francesco Romiti, Imma Romanazzi, Marco Proietti, Mariano Valdés, Francisco Marín, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been proposed as an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Some studies have proposed that well-managed warfarin therapy is still a valid alternative as efficacious as NOACs but the potential impact and absolute effect of NOACs in "real world" optimally management of VKA AF patients is unknown. PURPOSE: To estimate the potential absolute benefit in clinical outcome rates if the optimally anticoagulated "real-world" AF patients with acenocoumarol had been treated with NOACs...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246186/-when-a-woman-is-pregnant-her-grave-is-open-health-beliefs-concerning-dietary-practices-among-pregnant-kalenjin-women-in-rural-uasin-gishu-county-kenya
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Roselyter Monchari Riang'a, Anne Kisaka Nangulu, Jacqueline E W Broerse
BACKGROUND: Reducing malnutrition remains a major global challenge especially in low- and middle-income countries. Lack of knowledge on the motive of nutritional behaviour could ultimately cripple nutrition intervention outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate how health beliefs influence nutritional behaviour intention of the pregnant Kalenjin women of rural Uasin Gishu County in Kenya. The study findings provide useful information for culturally congruent nutrition counselling and intervention...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245106/cerebral-arterio-venous-malformations-in-the-paediatric-population-angiographic-characteristics-multimodal-treatment-strategies-and-outcome
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Klaus-Peter Stein, Bernd-Otto Huetter, Sophia Goericke, Neriman Oezkan, Rebecca Leyrer, I Erol Sandalcioglu, Michael Forsting, Ulrich Sure, Oliver Mueller
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral arterio-venous malformations (AVM) are considered congenital lesions, emerging as an important cause of haemorrhagic stroke in children. The potential influence of age on clinical presentation and angio-architecture have been analysed extensively in the last years. Yet, comparative studies comprising ascending age groups may be limited in their conclusions, especially when comparing young children and adults. It is the aim of this study to evaluate characteristic clinical and angiographic features of AVM within a paediatric subgroup and their correlation to age at presentation...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241907/a-systematic-review-of-massive-transfusion-protocol-in-obstetrics
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REVIEW
Hiroaki Tanaka, Shigetaka Matsunaga, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Toshiyuki Okutomi, Atsushi Sakurai, Akihiko Sekizawa, Junichi Hasegawa, Katsuo Terui, Yasutaka Miyake, Jun Murotsuki, Tomoaki Ikeda
Post-partum obstetric haemorrhage is a leading cause of mortality among Japanese women, generally treated with haemostatic measures followed by supplementary transfusion. Commonly used in the setting of severe trauma, massive transfusion protocols (MTPs), preparations of red blood cell concentrate (RBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) with additional supplements, have proved effective in decreasing patient mortality following major obstetric bleeding events. Although promising, the optimal configuration of RBC and FFP utilized for obstetric bleeding needs to be verified...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233830/placental-abruption-leading-to-hysterectomy
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Hannah Catherine Sylvester, Madeleine Stringer
A 32-year-old multigravid patient at 21 weeks gestation presents with major concealed placental abruption and subsequent fetal demise. During an eventually failed misoprostol regime aiming for vaginal delivery she develops severe disseminated intravascular coagulopathy. Subsequent hysterotomy reveals Couvelaire uterus with major haemorrhage and requires subtotal hysterectomy for haemostasis. This case highlights the severity of the systemic response to abruption and fetal demise in utero and the multifactorial nature of its management...
December 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224237/major-haemorrhage-fatalities-in-the-australian-national-coronial-database
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Jacob S Gipson, Erica M Wood, Merrole F Cole-Sinclair, Zoe McQuilten, Neil Waters, Noel W Woodford
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to describe the epidemiology of major bleeding fatalities. METHODS: A case series analysis of Australia's National Coronial Information System was conducted. Keywords were used to search for closed cases of major haemorrhage in the state of Victoria for the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011. Coroners' findings, autopsy reports and police reports of cases were reviewed. Demographic data were extracted, and cases were assigned to a clinical bleeding context...
December 10, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
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