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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226714/-analysis-of-d-dimer-laboratory-findings-and-clinical-evaluation
#1
János Jákó
D-dimer is a product of the enzymatic degradation of the fibrinogen-fibrin molecule, and its existence is demonstrable in circulation. The test based limits may be considered as normal values. It was first thought to be a product of coagulation, then a product of lysis. High-concentration D-dimer in blood detected in thromboembolic diseases is considered to be of diagnostic value. In cases where thromboembolism was ruled out despite elevated titres but heparin (LMWH) or CLOPIDOGREL was given as a cautionary measure, we found that D-dimer values remained elevated...
December 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220362/optimized-plasma-preparation-is-essential-to-monitor-platelet-stored-molecules-in-humans
#2
Marion Mussbacher, Waltraud C Schrottmaier, Manuel Salzmann, Christine Brostjan, Johannes A Schmid, Patrick Starlinger, Alice Assinger
Platelets store a plethora of different molecules within their granules, modulating numerous pathways, not only in coagulation, but also in angiogenesis, wound healing, and inflammatory diseases. These molecules get rapidly released upon activation and therefore represent an easily accessible indirect marker for platelet activation. Accurate analysis of platelet-derived molecules in the plasma requires appropriate anticoagulation to avoid in vitro activation and subsequent degranulation of platelets, potentially causing artificially high levels and masking biologically relevant differences within translational research studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214439/a-pharmacometric-approach-to-substitute-for-a-conventional-dose-finding-study-in-rare-diseases-example-of-phase-iii-dose-selection-for-emicizumab-in-hemophilia-a
#3
Koichiro Yoneyama, Christophe Schmitt, Naoki Kotani, Gallia G Levy, Ryu Kasai, Satofumi Iida, Midori Shima, Takehiko Kawanishi
BACKGROUND: Emicizumab (ACE910) is a bispecific antibody mimicking the cofactor function of activated coagulation factor VIII. In phase I-I/II studies, emicizumab reduced the bleeding frequency in patients with severe hemophilia A, regardless of the presence of factor VIII inhibitors, at once-weekly subcutaneous doses of 0.3, 1, and 3 mg/kg. METHODS: Using the phase I-I/II study data, population pharmacokinetic and repeated time-to-event (RTTE) modeling were performed to quantitatively characterize the relationship between the pharmacokinetics of emicizumab and reduction in bleeding frequency...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211678/hemophilia-b-gene-therapy-with-a-high-specific-activity-factor-ix-variant
#4
Lindsey A George, Spencer K Sullivan, Adam Giermasz, John E J Rasko, Benjamin J Samelson-Jones, Jonathan Ducore, Adam Cuker, Lisa M Sullivan, Suvankar Majumdar, Jerome Teitel, Catherine E McGuinn, Margaret V Ragni, Alvin Y Luk, Daniel Hui, J Fraser Wright, Yifeng Chen, Yun Liu, Katie Wachtel, Angela Winters, Stefan Tiefenbacher, Valder R Arruda, Johannes C M van der Loo, Olga Zelenaia, Daniel Takefman, Marcus E Carr, Linda B Couto, Xavier M Anguela, Katherine A High
BACKGROUND: The prevention of bleeding with adequately sustained levels of clotting factor, after a single therapeutic intervention and without the need for further medical intervention, represents an important goal in the treatment of hemophilia. METHODS: We infused a single-stranded adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector consisting of a bioengineered capsid, liver-specific promoter and factor IX Padua (factor IX-R338L) transgene at a dose of 5×1011 vector genomes per kilogram of body weight in 10 men with hemophilia B who had factor IX coagulant activity of 2% or less of the normal value...
December 7, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202212/nebulized-heparin-attenuates-pulmonary-coagulopathy-and-inflammation-through-alveolar-macrophages-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-lung-injury
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Laura Chimenti, Marta Camprubí-Rimblas, Raquel Guillamat-Prats, Maria Nieves Gomez, Jessica Tijero, Lluis Blanch, Antonio Artigas
Objective Alveolar macrophages play a key role in the development and resolution of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), modulating the inflammatory response and the coagulation cascade in lungs. Anti-coagulants may be helpful in the treatment of ARDS. This study investigated the effects of nebulized heparin on the role of alveolar macrophages in limiting lung coagulation and inflammatory response in an animal model of acute lung injury (ALI). Methods Rats were randomized to four experimental groups...
November 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202211/acute-haemarthrosis-in-the-haemophilia-a-rat-generates-a-local-and-systemic-proinflammatory-response
#6
Karin M Lövgren, Kristine R Christensen, Wiktor Majewski, Olga Østrup, Søren Skov, Bo Wiinberg
Background Replacement therapy with coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) concurrent with bleeds (on-demand) in haemophilia A (HA) patients has been hypothesized to increase the risk for antidrug antibodies (inhibitors). A danger signal environment, characterized by tissue damage and inflammation at the site of a bleed, is thought to contribute to the anti-FVIII response. The nature of this inflammatory reaction is, however, not fully known, and new insights will be valuable for both managing inhibitors and understanding arthropathy development...
November 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189637/strategies-for-prevention-and-management-of-bleeding-following-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-on-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-scoping-review
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Kristina Siemens, Dilanee P Sangaran, Beverley J Hunt, Ian A Murdoch, Shane M Tibby
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to systematically describe, via a scoping review, the literature reporting strategies for prevention and management of mediastinal bleeding post pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, and Cochrane CENTRAL Register. STUDY SELECTION: Two authors independently screened publications from 1980 to 2016 reporting the effect of therapeutic interventions on bleeding-related postoperative outcomes, including mediastinal drain loss, transfusion, chest re-exploration rate, and coagulation variables...
November 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187722/-the-plasma-1%C3%A2-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-assay-a-japanese-contribution-to-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-infection
#8
Taminori Obayashi
 In 1985, a (1→3)-β-D-glucan assay based on the discovery of a (1→3)-β-D-glucan-sensitive coagulation factor in the horseshoe crab amebocytes was developed in Japan, as a test aid in the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections. After many clinical trials, it has now been incorporated in practice guidelines both in Japan and abroad for the diagnosis and management of invasive fungal infection, and is now available worldwide. In Japan, however, two commercial kits that differ widely in sensitivity to (1→3)-β-D-glucan are used; namely, the colorimetric and the turbidimetric assays...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183569/development-of-a-fibrinolysis-assay-for-canine-plasma
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U Jeffery, M B Brooks, D N LeVine
Unbalanced coagulation and fibrinolysis leads to hemorrhage or thrombosis. Thromboelastography has been used to characterize hypo- and hyper-fibrinolysis in dogs, however the technique requires specialized instrumentation and proprietary reagents that limit its availability. The aim of this study was to develop a simple microplate method for assessment of fibrinolysis in canine plasma. Plasma from healthy dogs was mixed in a microwell plate with tissue factor, calcium, phospholipid and tissue plasminogen activator...
November 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180271/reconstructive-techniques-for-revision-and-limb-salvage-surgery-in-persons-with-haemophilia
#10
C Carulli, M Zago, A R Rizzo, M Innocenti
Haemophilia is an inherited haemorrhagic disease characterized by the lack of coagulative factors associated nowadays mostly to musculoskeletal complications, particularly severe secondary arthritis in specific joints. Recurrent traumatic or spontaneous joint bleeding, induce severe arthropathy at a young age that can be treated only by joint replacement. Total knee or hip arthroplasty in young subjects may fail earlier due to wear or infections and in the haemophilic population, this means bone loss, pseudo tumours and the need of revision or even limb salvage surgery...
October 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176379/thrombin-generation-estimates-the-anticoagulation-effect-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-with-significant-interindividual-variability-observed
#11
Joseph Rigano, Cheryl Ng, Harshal Nandurkar, Prahlad Ho
: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are increasingly being used, primarily due to their drug stability and patient convenience. Although these drugs have been evaluated to be well tolerated in numerous clinical trials, their impact on in-vivo anticoagulation effect, variability and therapeutic drug level remains unknown. Hence, we aim to study the effect and variability of DOACs on thrombin generation via the calibrated automated thrombogram. Anonymized coagulation specimens from outpatients on warfarin were collected...
November 25, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172201/-effect-of-platelet-concentrate-transfusion-on-prognosis-of-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage-treated-with-anti-platelet-agents
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Kazutaka Sugimoto, Hideyuki Ishihara, Mizuya Shinoyama, Hirokazu Sadahiro, Michiyasu Suzuki
BACKGROUND: A recent randomized control study(the PATCH trial)found no beneficial effect of platelet concentrate(PC)transfusion on the prognosis of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage(ICH)treated with anti-platelet agents(APAs). However, the trial excluded surgical cases. In this study, we examined the effect of PC on ICH, including patients who received surgical treatment. METHOD: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed in 23(11 males, 12 females)of 35 patients diagnosed with ICH and treated with APAs between January 2010 and December 2015 at the Department of Neurosurgery, Yamaguchi University Hospital...
November 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162399/laboratory-assessment-of-activated-protein-c-resistance-factor-v-leiden-and-performance-characteristics-of-a-new-quantitative-assay
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Jean Amiral, Anne Marie Vissac, Jerard Seghatchian
Activated Protein C Resistance is mainly associated to a factor V mutation (RQ506), which induces a deficient inactivation of activated factor V by activated protein C, and is associated to an increased risk of venous and arterial thrombosis in affected individuals, caused by the prolonged activated factor V survival. Its prevalence is mainly in Caucasians (about 5%), and this mutation is absent in Africans and Asians. Presence of Factor V-Leiden is usually evidenced with clotting methods, using a two-step APTT assay performed without or with APC: prolongation of blood coagulation time is decreased if this factor is present...
November 14, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159591/evaluation-of-the-associations-between-endothelial-dysfunction-inflammation-and-coagulation-in-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-patients
#14
Halef Okan Doğan, Seyit Ali Büyüktuna, Sercan Kapancik, Sevtap Bakir
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne zoonotic viral disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between inflammation, coagulation and endothelial dysfunction in CCHF. The study population consisted of 40 patients and 50 healthy controls. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), endocan, high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP), international normalized ratio (INR), prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and platelets values were determined in blood samples...
November 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149250/modeling-the-causal-role-of-dna-methylation-in-the-association-between-cigarette-smoking-and-inflammation-in-african-americans-a-2-step-epigenetic-mendelian-randomization-study
#15
Min A Jhun, Jennifer A Smith, Erin B Ware, Sharon L R Kardia, Thomas H Mosley, Stephen T Turner, Patricia A Peyser, Sung Kyun Park
The association between cigarette smoking and inflammation is well known. However, the biological mechanisms behind the association are not fully understood, particularly the role of DNA methylation, which is known to be affected by smoking. Using 2-step epigenetic Mendelian randomization, we investigated the role of DNA methylation in the association between cigarette smoking and inflammation. In 822 African Americans from the Genetic Epidemiology Network of Arteriopathy, phase 2 (Jackson, Mississippi; 2000-2005), study population, we examined the association of cigarette smoking with DNA methylation using single nucleotide polymorphisms identified in previous genome-wide association studies of cigarette smoking...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137756/the-effects-and-mechanism-of-phycocyanin-removal-from-water-by-high-frequency-ultrasound-treatment
#16
Cheng Liu, Zhen Cao, Siyuan He, Zhehao Sun, Wei Chen
The effects and mechanism of phycocyanin removal from water by high-frequency ultrasound treatment were studied. The efficiency of sonication treatment in removing proteins derived from algal cells was investigated, and the factors influencing the process, including the effects of coagulation, were also studied. In addition, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), the three-dimensional fluorescence spectrum, and mass spectrum were used to illustrate the removal mechanism. The results indicated that phycocyanin can be degraded to the point where it is barely detectable in water samples after 180min of high-frequency sonication...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135477/thrombin-potential-and-traditional-coagulation-assay-are-they-useful-in-exploring-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-risk
#17
Ilaria Romagnuolo, Monica Attanasio, Mauro Cozzolino, Enrichetta Paladino, Giancarlo Castaman, Maria E Coccia, Cinzia Fatini
: An adequate hemostatic balance is mandatory to get successful pregnancy. Obstetric complications, such as recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), might be due to an impairment of placental perfusion possibly related to an underlying prothrombotic status. In this study, we used the global coagulation assay, calibrated automated thrombography and traditional coagulation assay to search for a possible underlying hypercoagulable status in women with history of RPL compared with uneventful pregnancy women. Thrombin generation, Fibrinogen, factor VIII (FVIII), Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and von Willebrand factor levels were analyzed in 92 not pregnant unexplained RPL and 64 uneventful pregnancy women...
November 10, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135476/thrombogenicity-evaluation-in-221-patients-with-haemophilia-b-treated-with-nonacog-alfa
#18
Pablo Rendo, Janice Lamb, Lynne Smith, Joanne Fuiman, Joan M Korth-Bradley
: Risk for thrombotic events with factor IX replacement therapy in patients with haemophilia B remains a concern for patients, those who treat them, and regulatory agencies, based on experience with early use of prothrombin complex concentrates. The current post hoc analysis assessed the incidence of thrombotic events and changes in prothrombin fragment 1 + 2, thrombin-antithrombin complex, and D-dimer in 221 patients with haemophilia B who received nonacog alfa in clinical studies. Thrombotic event and coagulation marker data were collected from 8 interventional studies utilizing on-demand, prophylactic, and preventive regimens in patients with haemophilia B...
November 10, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126301/coagulation-testing-in-the-core-laboratory
#19
William E Winter, Sherri D Flax, Neil S Harris
Primary hemostasis begins with endothelial injury. VWF, produced by endothelial cells, binds to platelets and links them to subendothelial collagen. Platelet-derived ADP and thromboxane activate non-adhered platelets via their GPIIb/IIIa receptors, allowing these platelets to participate in platelet aggregation. Secondary hemostasis is initiated with the binding of factor VII to extravascular tissue factor (TF). Factors II, VII, IX and X are vitamin K-dependent factors. The role of vitamin K is to assist in the addition of gamma carboxylate groups to glutamic acids in the "GLA" domains of these factors...
November 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117741/%C3%AE-thromboglobulin-may-not-reflect-platelet-activation-during-haemodialysis-with-the-hepran-membrane
#20
Solbjørg Sagedal, Leiv Sandvik, Olav Klingenberg, Per Morten Sandset
BACKGROUND: When blood passes through the extracorporeal circuit during haemodialysis (HD) undesirable effects including platelet degranulation and coagulation activation take place. β-thromboglobulin (β-TG) is a sensitive marker of platelet activation. The aim of this study was to investigate platelet degranulation and coagulation activation during HD with the heparin-coated dialysis membrane HeprAN. METHODS: Four HD sessions were evaluated in each of 12 chronic HD patients...
December 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
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