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Target-specific anticoagulant

Thomas C Sauter, Balthasar Eberle, Walter A Wuillemin, Thomas Thiele, Anne Angelillo-Scherrer, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Gabor Erdös, Adam Cuker, Michael Nagler
Antithrombotic treatment puts patients at risk of major bleeding. Fast and adequate response to anticoagulant-associated bleeding may not only stop the bleeding but prevent severe complications. However, practical treatment algorithms to guide physicians in emergency situations are lacking. Important principles that arise from management of bleeding in general are (a) implementation of an in-house algorithm, (b) rapid identification and treatment of the bleeding source, (c) adequate fluid resuscitation, (d) consideration of the application of tranexamic acid and (e) appropriate coagulation testing...
March 14, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
Edward F Plow, Yunmei Wang, Daniel I Simon
Current antithrombotic drugs, including widely used antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants, are associated with significant bleeding risk, which increases morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, there is emerging experimental evidence that suggests that the molecular and cellular mechanisms of hemostasis and thrombosis can be separated, thereby raising the possibility of new antithrombotic therapeutic targets with reduced bleeding risk. We summarize some recently emerging examples of agents with antithrombotic activities that seem to spare hemostasis...
February 21, 2018: Blood
Grace Cui, Walter J Akers, Michael J Scott, Michael Nassif, John S Allen, Anne H Schmieder, Krishna S Paranandi, Akinobu Itoh, Dmitry D Beyder, Samuel Achilefu, Gregory A Ewald, Gregory M Lanza
Treatment of advanced heart failure with implantable LVADs is increasing, driven by profound unmet patient need despite potential serious complications: bleeding, infection, and thrombus. The experimental objective was to develop a sensitive imaging approach to assess early thrombus accumulation in LVADs under operational high flow and high shear rates. Methods : A monomeric bifunctional ligand with a fibrin-specific peptide, a short spacer, and99m Tc chelating amino acid sequence (F1A) was developed and compared to its tetrameric PEG analogue (F4A)...
2018: Theranostics
Janis K Shute, Ermanno Puxeddu, Luigino Calzetta
In this review, we identify potential targets for the therapeutic effects of heparin in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), consider the safety and delivery modalities of this therapeutic approach. Specifically, we point to the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and mucolytic effects of unfractionated heparin with potential to modify disease progression in COPD and asthma when administered via the inhaled route. Inhaled heparin may represent an effective add-on therapy in COPD and asthma patient groups, especially when taking into consideration the relative deficiency in endogenous heparin reported in asthma patients...
February 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
Liz Glidewell, Thomas A Willis, Duncan Petty, Rebecca Lawton, Rosemary R C McEachan, Emma Ingleson, Peter Heudtlass, Andrew Davies, Tony Jamieson, Cheryl Hunter, Suzanne Hartley, Kara Gray-Burrows, Susan Clamp, Paul Carder, Sarah Alderson, Amanda J Farrin, Robbie Foy
BACKGROUND: Interpreting evaluations of complex interventions can be difficult without sufficient description of key intervention content. We aimed to develop an implementation package for primary care which could be delivered using typically available resources and could be adapted to target determinants of behaviour for each of four quality indicators: diabetes control, blood pressure control, anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation and risky prescribing. We describe the development and prospective verification of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) embedded within the adaptable implementation packages...
February 17, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
Yanyan Liu, Jianjie Fu, Wenxiao Pan, Qiao Xue, Xian Liu, Aiqian Zhang
The studies on the human toxicity of nanoparticles (NPs) are far behind the rapid development of engineered functionalized NPs. Fullerene has been widely used as drug carrier skeleton due to its reported low risk. However, different from other kinds of NPs, fullerene-based NPs (C60 NPs) have been found to have an anticoagulation effect, although the potential target is still unknown. In the study, both experimental and computational methods were adopted to gain mechanistic insight into the modulation of thrombin activity by nine kinds of C60 NPs with diverse surface chemistry properties...
January 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
Olga Amengual, Tatsuya Atsumi
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the occurrence of venous and arterial thromboses, often multiple, and obstetric-related adverse events in the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). APS, first described in 1983, as thrombosis, abortion and cerebral disease, is nowadays recognised as a systemic disease with a wide constellation of clinical manifestations related to acute and chronic vascular lesions. The presence of aPL is the serological hallmark of APS representing a heterogeneous population of autoantibodies with many antigenic specificities directed to phospholipid-binding proteins, either alone or in combination with phospholipids...
February 21, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
H M H Spronk, T Padro, J E Siland, J H Prochaska, J Winters, A C van der Wal, J J Posthuma, G Lowe, E d'Alessandro, P Wenzel, D M Coenen, P H Reitsma, W Ruf, R H van Gorp, R R Koenen, T Vajen, N A Alshaikh, A S Wolberg, F L Macrae, N Asquith, J Heemskerk, A Heinzmann, M Moorlag, N Mackman, P van der Meijden, J C M Meijers, M Heestermans, T Renné, S Dólleman, W Chayouâ, R A S Ariëns, C C Baaten, M Nagy, A Kuliopulos, J J Posma, P Harrison, M J Vries, H J G M Crijns, E A M P Dudink, H R Buller, Y M C Henskens, A Själander, S Zwaveling, O Erküner, J W Eikelboom, A Gulpen, F E C M Peeters, J Douxfils, R H Olie, T Baglin, A Leader, U Schotten, B Scaf, H M M van Beusekom, L O Mosnier, L van der Vorm, P Declerck, M Visser, D W J Dippel, V J Strijbis, K Pertiwi, A J Ten Cate-Hoek, H Ten Cate
Atherothrombosis is a leading cause of cardiovascular mortality and long-term morbidity. Platelets and coagulation proteases, interacting with circulating cells and in different vascular beds, modify several complex pathologies including atherosclerosis. In the second Maastricht Consensus Conference on Thrombosis, this theme was addressed by diverse scientists from bench to bedside. All presentations were discussed with audience members and the results of these discussions were incorporated in the final document that presents a state-of-the-art reflection of expert opinions and consensus recommendations regarding the following five topics: 1...
February 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Bettina Schenk, Stephanie Goerke, Ronny Beer, Raimund Helbok, Dietmar Fries, Mirjam Bachler
Background: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) pose a great challenge for physicians in life-threatening bleeding events. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of reversing the DOAC rivaroxaban using four-factor PCC (prothrombin complex concentrate), a non-specific reversing agent. Methods: Patients with life-threatening bleeding events during rivaroxaban treatment were included and administered 25 U kg-1 of PCC. Blood samples were collected immediately prior to as well as after PCC treatment at predefined time intervals...
2018: Thrombosis Journal
Scott G Garland, Christina E DeRemer, Steven M Smith, John G Gums
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of the factor Xa (FXa) inhibitor betrixaban for extended-duration prophylaxis of acute medically ill patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk factors. DATA SOURCES: A MEDLINE/PubMed (January 1990 to October 2017) search was conducted using the following keywords: betrixaban, PRT054021, FXa inhibitor, novel oral anticoagulant, NOAC, direct oral anticoagulant, DOAC, and target specific oral anticoagulant, TSOAC...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Lauren K Ely, Marco Lolicato, Tovo David, Kate Lowe, Yun Cheol Kim, Dharmaraj Samuel, Paul Bessette, Jorge L Garcia, Thomas Mikita, Daniel L Minor, Shaun R Coughlin
Coagulation factor XIa is a candidate target for anticoagulants that better separate antithrombotic efficacy from bleeding risk. We report a co-crystal structure of the FXIa protease domain with DEF, a human monoclonal antibody that blocks FXIa function and prevents thrombosis in animal models without detectable increased bleeding. The light chain of DEF occludes the FXIa S1 subsite and active site, while the heavy chain provides electrostatic interactions with the surface of FXIa. The structure accounts for the specificity of DEF for FXIa over its zymogen and related proteases, its active-site-dependent binding, and its ability to inhibit substrate cleavage...
January 2, 2018: Structure
Seema Singh, S K Verma, Santosh Kumar, M K Ahmad, Anuradha Nischal, S K Singh, R K Dixit
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a non-specific inflammation, which involves the airways, lung parenchyma and pulmonary vessels. The inflammation causes the activation of inflammatory cells and the release of various inflammatory mediators such as interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a). The present study was designed to assess the serum cytokines [Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)] levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and they were correlated with severity of disease by spirometric measurements...
January 9, 2018: Immunology Letters
F Newall, B Branchford, C Male
This review is aimed at describing the unique challenges of anticoagulant prophylaxis and treatment in children, and highlighting areas for research for improving clinical outcomes of children with thromboembolic disease. The evidence presented demonstrates the challenges of advancing the evidence base informing optimal management of thromboembolic disease in children. Recent observational studies have identified risk factors for venous thromboembolism in children, but there are few interventional studies assessing the benefit-risk balance of using thromboprophylaxis in risk-stratified clinical subgroups...
February 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Yunn-Hwa Ma, Chao-Wei Huang, Chih-Jen Wen, Yi-Ching Lu, Shiaw-Pyng Wey, Tze-Chein Wun
Without conjunctive administration of an anticoagulant, endothelial injury-induced thrombosis is resistant to thrombolysis and prone to re-thrombosis. We hypothesized that co-delivery of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) with annexin V-containing anticoagulants that specifically target the injured endothelium may passivate the thrombogenic elements of the vascular injury site and enhance rtPA-induced thrombolysis. In this study, the effects of conjunctive administration of Kinexins (Kunitz inhibitor-annexin V fusion proteins) with rtPA on thrombolysis were determined in vitro and in vivo...
January 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Raghav V Aachi, Lee A Birnbaum, Christopher H Topel, Ali Seifi, Shaheryar Hafeez, Réza Behrouz
BACKGROUND: In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), despite adequate anticoagulation, ischemic stroke (IS) is an uncommon yet concerning occurrence. HYPOTHESIS: Specific laboratory parameters may affect the efficacy of warfarin despite therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) in patient with AF who present with IS. METHODS: We used the database from a multicenter clinical trial to identify AF patients who presented with IS. We trichotomized the cohort into patients with therapeutic INR on warfarin, subtherapeutic INR on warfarin, and on no anticoagulants...
December 18, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
Tommi Tervonen, Anastasia Ustyugova, Sumitra Sri Bhashyam, Gregory Y H Lip, Paolo Verdecchia, Ryan Kwan, Savion Gropper, Jutta Heinrich-Nols, Kevin Marsh
BACKGROUND: Decision on the most appropriate oral anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation is difficult because multiple treatment options are available, and these vary in their clinical effects and relevant nonclinical characteristics. OBJECTIVES: To use a multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) to compare the oral anticoagulants apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, rivaroxaban, and vitamin K antagonist (VKAs; specifically warfarin) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Adam J Singer, Susan Wilson
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants have advantages compared with warfarin, but both types of anticoagulants come with uncertainty about how best to manage life-threatening bleeding events, urgent surgeries, and invasive procedures. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants may need to manage such emergency situations in the critical care setting. Achieving hemostasis quickly is key, and efforts to do so have relied mainly on blood products. Targeted reversal agents are in clinical development and one, idarucizumab, which reverses dabigatran anticoagulation, has been approved...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
Muhammad Arif, Quan-Jiang Dong, Mazhar Ali Raja, Shah Zeenat, Zhe Chi, Chen-Guang Liu
The cysteine conjugated chitosan/PMLA multifunctional nanoparticles were synthesized as targeted Nano-drug delivery system to eradicate Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylori specifically express urea transport protein on its membrane to carrying urea to the cytoplasm urease to supply ammonia that protects bacteria in the acid environment of the stomach. The clinical suitability of topical antimicrobial agents is required to get rid of Helicobacter pylori inside the inflamed basal region. In this work, cysteine conjugated chitosan derivative, Cys-CS for their mucoadhesive and anticoagulant properties was designed and synthesized, for the preparation of multifunctional nanoparticles...
February 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Marta Broto, J Pablo Salvador, Roger Galve, M Pilar Marco
A novel approach for therapeutic drug monitoring of oral anticoagulants (OA) in clinical samples is reported, based on a NP-based biobarcode assay. The proposed strategy uses specific antibodies for acenocumarol (ACL) covalently bound to magnetic particles (pAb236-MP) and a bioconjugate competitor (hACL-BSA) linked to encoded polystyrene probes (hACL-BSA-ePSP) on a classical competitive immunochemical format. By using this scheme ACL can be detected in low nM range (LOD, 0.96 ± 0.26, N = 3, in buffer) even in complex samples such as serum or plasma (LOD 4 ± 1)...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
Alexander Roloff, Andrea S Carlini, Cassandra E Callmann, Nathan C Gianneschi
Aptamers are nucleic acid-based ligands that exhibit promising features including specific and reversible target binding and inhibition. Aptamers can function as anticoagulants if they are directed against enzymes of the coagulation cascade. However, they typically suffer from nucleolytic digestion and fast clearance from the bloodstream. We present thrombin-binding aptamer amphiphiles that self-assemble into nanoscale polymeric micelles with a densely functionalized aptamer-displaying corona. We show that these micellar aptamers retain their native secondary structure in a crowded environment and are stabilized against degradation by nucleases in human serum...
November 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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