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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643538/do-methodological-differences-account-for-the-current-controversy-on-tissue-factor-expression-in-platelets
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Marta Brambilla, Laura Rossetti, Chiara Zara, Paola Canzano, Peter L A Giesen, Elena Tremoli, Marina Camera
Tissue factor (TF), the key activator of the blood coagulation cascade and of thrombus formation, is also expressed by circulating human platelets. Despite the documented in-depth characterization of platelet TF carried out in the past 15 years, some authors still fail to identify TF in platelets, especially when assessment in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or washed platelets is carried out. This study aims to extend the characterization of the subset of TF-positive platelets in PRP from healthy subjects and to verify how different centrifugation forces, used to prepare the PRP, could affect the analysis of TF-positive platelets...
June 23, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640793/intraoperative-computed-tomography-ct-for-treating-giant-carotid-intracavernous-aneurysms
#2
Zhe Xue, Fuyu Wang, Zhenghui Sun, Hui Zhang, Chen Wu, Dongsheng Kong, Bainan Xu
BACKGROUND Giant carotid intracavernous aneurysm refers to those lesions larger than 2.5 cm and derived from a cavernous segment, accounting for about 30% of all intracranial tumors. Dynamic CT perfusion imaging (PCT) is a common method recently employed to evaluate cerebral perfusion. This study investigated the efficacy and clinical application of intraoperative CT in the surgery for giant symptomatic carotid intracavernous aneurysm. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on 23 cases with giant symptomatic carotid intracavernous aneurysm...
June 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632925/a-kallikrein-targeting-rna-aptamer-inhibits-the-intrinsic-pathway-of-coagulation-and-reduces-bradykinin-release
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K-A Steen-Burrell, J Layzer, B A Sullenger
BACKGROUND: Plasma kallikrein is a serine protease that plays an integral role in many biological processes including coagulation, inflammation, and fibrinolysis. The main function of kallikrein in coagulation is the amplification of activated factor XIIa (FXIIa) generation which ultimately leads to thrombin generation and fibrin clot formation. Kallikrein is generated by FXIIa-mediated cleavage of the zymogen, prekallikrein which is usually complexed with the nonenzymatic cofactor, high-molecular-weight kininogen (HK)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632184/crude-fucoidan-extracts-impair-angiogenesis-in-models-relevant-for-bone-regeneration-and-osteosarcoma-via-reduction-of-vegf-and-sdf-1
#4
Fanlu Wang, Harald Schmidt, Dijana Pavleska, Thees Wermann, Andreas Seekamp, Sabine Fuchs
The marine origin polysaccharide fucoidan combines multiple biological activities. As demonstrated by various studies in vitro and in vivo, fucoidans show anti-viral, anti-tumor, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant properties, although the detailed molecular action remains to be elucidated. The aim of the present study is to assess the impact of crude fucoidan extracts, on the formation of vascular structures in co-culture models relevant for bone vascularization during bone repair and for vascularization processes in osteosarcoma...
June 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628602/procoagulant-activity-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Barbara A Christy, Maryanne C Herzig, Robbie K Montgomery, Christopher Delavan, James A Bynum, Kristin M Reddoch, Andrew P Cap
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show great potential for the treatment of military and civilian trauma based on their reduced immunogenicity and ability to modulate inflammation and immune function in the recipient. Although generally considered to be safe, MSCs express tissue factor (TF), a potent activator of coagulation. In the current study, we evaluated multiple MSC populations for tissue factor expression and procoagulant activity to characterize safety considerations for systemic use of MSCs in trauma patients who may have altered coagulation homeostasis...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625248/-core-knowledge-and-skill-based-approach-to-subspecialty-construction-in-critical-intensive-care-medicine-with-distinct-chinese-peculiarity
#6
Lijun Wang, Fang Tian
With the rapid development of critical care medicine (CCM) in China, there are increases in the number of intensive care units (ICUs), the scale of one center ICU and the team. Subspecialty construction of CCM is of great concerns for personnel training as well as discipline development, and is currently one of the urgent problems that need to be resolved. Experience of CCM subspecialty construction from Europe and the United States is lacking and it is necessary to propose some opinions on innovation to construct CCM subspecialties with Chinese characteristics...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621719/the-ability-of-extracellular-vesicles-to-induce-a-pro-inflammatory-host-response
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Maike E van Hezel, Rienk Nieuwland, Robin van Bruggen, Nicole P Juffermans
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) can modulate the host immune response, executing both pro- and anti-inflammatory effects. As EVs increasingly gain attention as potential carriers for targeted gene and drug delivery, knowledge on the effects of EVs on the host immune response is important. This review will focus on the ability of EVs to trigger a pro-inflammatory host response by activating target cells. The overall view is that EVs can augment an inflammatory response, thereby potentially contributing to organ injury...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611951/protease-inhibitors-in-tick-saliva-the-role-of-serpins-and-cystatins-in-tick-host-pathogen-interaction
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REVIEW
Jindřich Chmelař, Jan Kotál, Helena Langhansová, Michail Kotsyfakis
The publication of the first tick sialome (salivary gland transcriptome) heralded a new era of research of tick protease inhibitors, which represent important constituents of the proteins secreted via tick saliva into the host. Three major groups of protease inhibitors are secreted into saliva: Kunitz inhibitors, serpins, and cystatins. Kunitz inhibitors are anti-hemostatic agents and tens of proteins with one or more Kunitz domains are known to block host coagulation and/or platelet aggregation. Serpins and cystatins are also anti-hemostatic effectors, but intriguingly, from the translational perspective, also act as pluripotent modulators of the host immune system...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608182/an-unmet-clinical-need-the-history-of-thrombus-imaging
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Gregory M Lanza, Grace Cui, Anne H Schmieder, Huiying Zhang, John S Allen, Michael J Scott, Todd Williams, Xiaoxia Yang
Robust thrombus imaging is an unresolved clinical unmet need dating back to the mid 1970s. While early molecular imaging approaches began with nuclear SPECT imaging, contrast agents for virtually all biomedical imaging modalities have been demonstrated in vivo with unique strengths and common weaknesses. Two primary molecular imaging targets have been pursued for thrombus imaging: platelets and fibrin. Some common issues noted over 40 years ago persist today. Acute thrombus is readily imaged with all probes and modalities, but aged thrombus remains a challenge...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606852/new-prodrugs-of-metformin-do-not-influence-the-overall-haemostasis-potential-and-integrity-of-the-erythrocyte-membrane
#10
Magdalena Markowicz-Piasecka, Joanna Sikora, Łukasz Mateusiak, Elżbieta Mikiciuk-Olasik, Kristiina M Huttunen
Although metformin, an oral anti-diabetic drug, has been found to have multidirectional effects over the past decade, it is characterised by unfavourable pharmacokinetic properties. This study discusses the effects of metformin, phenformin and three prodrugs of metformin on the haemostasis and integrity of Red Blood Cells (RBCs). The influence of examined biguanide derivatives on haemostasis was evaluated spectrophotometrically by clot formation and lysis test (CL-test) at 405nm. The extrinsic and intrinsic coagulation pathway were examined by measuring the PT (Prothrombin Time) and aPTT (Activated Partial Tromboplastin Time)...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606123/preventing-graft-restenosis-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-with-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator
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Ruixiong Li, Bin Lan, Tianxiang Zhu, Yanlong Yang, Muyan Cai, Zhongmin Fang, Chensheng Ma, Shu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility and safety of using tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) to prevent graft restenosis after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 37 patients underwent CABG between June 2009 and May 2013. These patients were grouped according to the anti-coagulation strategy after surgery: t-PA (n = 12) and conventional treatments (n = 25). In the t-PA group, the patients received acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and clopidogrel plus intravenous infusion of t-PA (0...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602248/critical-assessment-of-chitosan-as-coagulant-to-remove-cyanobacteria
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Miquel Lürling, Natalia Pessoa Noyma, Leonardo de Magalhães, Marcela Miranda, Maíra Mucci, Frank van Oosterhout, Vera L M Huszar, Marcelo Manzi Marinho
Removal of cyanobacteria from the water column using a coagulant and a ballast compound is a promising technique to mitigate nuisance. As coagulant the organic, biodegradable polymer chitosan has been promoted. Results in this study show that elevated pH, as may be common during cyanobacterial blooms, as well as high alkalinity may hamper the coagulation of chitosan and thus impair its ability to effectively remove positively buoyant cyanobacteria from the water column. The underlying mechanism is likely a shielding of the protonated groups by anions...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599429/disseminated-carcinomatosis-of-the-bone-marrow-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-as-the-first-symptom-of-recurrent-rectal-cancer-successfully-treated-with-chemotherapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hiroshi Takeyama, Tsutomu Sakiyama, Tomoko Wakasa, Kotaro Kitani, Keisuke Inoue, Hiroaki Kato, Shinya Ueda, Masanori Tsujie, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Masao Yukawa, Yoshio Ohta, Masatoshi Inoue
Disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow (DCBM) is a condition in which bone marrow (BM) metastases diffusely invade the BM, and is frequently accompanied by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). While prostate, lung, breast and stomach malignancies, in addition to neuroblastoma, are the most prevalent non-hematological malignancies to metastasize frequently to the BM, colorectal cancer is a malignancy that rarely metastasizes to the BM. The present case describes a 65-year-old male patient treated by resection and one course adjuvant chemotherapy for stage IIIC rectal cancer who presented with nasal bleeding at 8 months post-surgery...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599392/the-laboratory-control-of-anticoagulant-thromboprophylaxis-during-the-early-postpartum-period-after-cesarean-delivery
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Ekaterina M Koltsova, Anna N Balandina, Konstantin I Grischuk, Margarita A Shpilyuk, Elena A Seregina, Natalia M Dashkevich, Alexander V Poletaev, Alexey V Pyregov, Gennady T Sukhih, Ilya I Serebriyskiy, Fazly I Ataullakhanov
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after cesarean section is up to 0.6%, and the widespread use of cesarean section draws attention to this group. The dosage and duration of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) prophylaxis after delivery is estimated by anamnestic risk-scales; however, the predictive potency for an individual patient's risk can be low. Laboratory hemostasis assays are expected to solve this problem. The aim of this study was to estimate the potency of tests to reflect the coagulation state of patients receiving LMWH in the early postpartum period...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597369/first-report-of-real-time-monitoring-of-coagulation-function-potential-and-igg-subtype-of-anti-fviii-autoantibodies-in-a-child-with-acquired-hemophilia-a-associated-with-streptococcal-infection-and-amoxicillin
#15
Masahiro Takeyama, Keiji Nogami, Takahiro Kajimoto, Kenichi Ogiwara, Tomoko Matsumoto, Midori Shima
We describe an 8-year-old boy with acquired hemophilia A (AHA) associated with streptococcal infection and amoxicillin. Laboratory data revealed low factor VIII activity (FVIII:C, 1.5 IU/dl), and FVIII inhibitor (15.9 BU/ml). Comprehensive coagulation function assays, including rotation thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®)), revealed a markedly prolonged clotting time. Thrombin and plasmin generation (TG/PG) appeared to be moderately impaired. The inhibitor epitope of his anti-FVIII autoantibody recognized light and heavy chains...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597302/the-impact-of-hypertension-on-the-occurrence-of-postoperative-spinal-epidural-hematoma-following-single-level-microscopic-posterior-lumbar-decompression-surgery-in-a-single-institute
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Yasushi Fujiwara, Hideki Manabe, Bunichiro Izumi, Takahiro Harada, Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Nobuo Adachi
PURPOSE: Postoperative spinal epidural hematoma (PSEH) is one of the most hazardous complications after spine surgery. A recent study has reported that a ≥50 mmHg increase in systolic blood pressure after extubation was a significant risk factor for symptomatic PSEH. In this paper, the impact of hypertension on PSEH occurrence was investigated. METHODS: Among a total of 2468 patients who underwent single level microscopic posterior decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis in a single institute, 15 (0...
June 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595632/a-comparison-of-gene-expression-profiles-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-type-2-diabetes-and-their-coexisting-conditions
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Rui Gong, Menghui Chen, Cuizhao Zhang, Manli Chen, Haibin Li
BACKGROUND: To support a hypothesis that there is an intrinsic interplay between coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), we used RNA-seq to identify unique gene expression signatures of CAD, T2D, and coexisting conditions. METHODS: After transcriptome sequencing, differential expression analysis was performed between each disordered state and normal control group. By comparing gene expression profiles of CAD, T2D, and coexisting conditions, common and specific patterns of each disordered state were displayed...
June 8, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594458/concizumab-an-anti-tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-antibody-induces-increased-thrombin-generation-in-plasma-from-haemophilia-patients-and-healthy-subjects-measured-by-the-thrombin-generation-assay
#18
E K Waters, J Sigh, U Friedrich, I Hilden, B B Sørensen
AIMS: Concizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI), is being developed as a subcutaneously (s.c.) administered treatment for haemophilia. It demonstrated a concentration-dependent procoagulant effect in functional TFPI assays; however, global haemostatic assays, such as the thrombin generation assay (TGA), offer a more complete picture of coagulation. We investigated how concizumab affects thrombin generation following ex vivo spiking in plasma from haemophilia patients using the TGA, and if the assay can detect the effect of multiple s...
June 8, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587168/physicochemical-properties-biological-activity-health-benefits-and-general-limitations-of-aged-black-garlic-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Ji Hyeon Ryu, Dawon Kang
Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used as a medicinal food since ancient times. However, some people are reluctant to ingest raw garlic due to its unpleasant odor and taste. Therefore, many types of garlic preparations have been developed to reduce these attributes without losing biological functions. Aged black garlic (ABG) is a garlic preparation with a sweet and sour taste and no strong odor. It has recently been introduced to Asian markets as a functional food. Extensive in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated that ABG has a variety of biological functions such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, anti-allergic, cardioprotective, and hepatoprotective effects...
June 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581834/updates-on-smart-polymeric-carrier-systems-for-protein-delivery
#20
Ibrahim El-Sherbiny, Islam Khalil, Isra Ali, Magdi Yacoub
Smart materials are those materials that are responsive to chemical (organic molecules, chemical agents or specific agents), biochemical (protein, enzymes, growth factors, substrates or ligands), physical (electric field, magnetic field, temperature, pH, ionic strength or radiation) or mechanical (pressure or mechanical stress) signals. These responsive materials interact with the stimuli by changing their properties or conformational structures in a predictable manner. Recently, smart polymers have been utilized in various biomedical applications...
June 21, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
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