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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522144/viscoelastic-tissue-plasminogen-activator-challenge-predicts-massive-transfusion-in-15-minutes
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Hunter B Moore, Ernest E Moore, Michael P Chapman, Benjamin R Huebner, Peter M Einersen, Solimon Oushy, Christopher C Silliman, Anirban Banerjee, Angela Sauaia
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy is associated with massive transfusion in trauma, yet most clinical scores to predict this end point do not incorporate coagulation assays. Previous work has identified that shock increases circulating tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). When tPA levels saturate endogenous inhibitors, systemic hyperfibrinolysis can occur. Therefore, the addition of tPA to a patient's blood sample could stratify a patients underlying degree of shock and early coagulation changes to predict progression to massive transfusion...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520166/operator-based-variability-of-equine-thromboelastography
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Kristen Thane, Daniela Bedenice, Ana Pacheco
OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent of intraoperator (between duplicate samples) and interoperator (between different operators) variability in equine thromboelastography (TEG). DESIGN: Kaolin-activated TEG was performed in duplicate by operator-pair A/B or A/C (2 groups of 10 horses) using discrete setups, within 30-45 minutes of vacuum-assisted blood collection. Recorded TEG variables included clot initiation time (R), clot formation time (K), rate of clot formation (α), clot strength (MA), and viscoelastic/shear strength (G)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511450/emergency-peripartum-hysterectomy-indications-and-outcome-in-a-tertiary-care-setting
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Anshuja Singla, Rajlaxmi Mundhra, Latika Phogat, Sumita Mehta, Shalini Rajaram
INTRODUCTION: Emergency Peripartum Hysterectomy (EPH) is an important lifesaving procedure, mostly reserved for conditions deemed to be serious and life threatening, and not amenable to conservative methods. In the present scenario, the advent of newer medical and conservative surgical methods for controlling obstetric haemorrhage has influenced the incidence, trend and the outcomes of the procedure. AIM: To evaluate the demographic profile, indications, operative details, maternal morbidity and mortality and neonatal outcomes of women undergoing EPH...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505011/in-vitro-assessment-of-the-effect-of-dabigatran-on-thrombosis-of-adult-and-neonatal-plasma-comparisons-using-thromboelastography-and-microscopic-visualization-of-fibrin-clot-structure
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Fadi F Nossair, Howard H W Chan, Jorell Gantioqui, Helen M Atkinson, Leslie R Berry, Anthony K C Chan
: Thromboelastography (TEG) is a global assay used for evaluating features of clot formation in vitro. Dabigatran is a reversible direct inhibitor of thrombin that has not been studied in neonates using a sophisticated global assay, such as TEG. Neonatal hemostasis differs from adult hemostasis in both quantitative and qualitative characteristics. Our aim was to compare the TEG clotting profile of neonatal and adult platelet-poor plasma when exposed to different concentrations of dabigatran. We used commercially collected adult pooled plasma and neonatal cord blood collected from placentas of healthy full term newborns...
May 12, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503123/thromboelastometry-and-thrombelastography-analysis-under-normal-physiological-conditions-systematic-review
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Marcel Adler, Sandra Ivic, Nicolas S Bodmer, Hugo Ten Cate, Lucas M Bachmann, Walter A Wuillemin, Michael Nagler
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating thromboelastometry or thrombelastography analyses in a physiological context are scattered and not easy to access. OBJECTIVE: To systematically retrieve and describe published reports studying healthy subjects and targeting at the correlation of ROTEM® and TEG® measurements with conventional parameters of hemostasis. METHODS: Systematic Review: Papers were searched in Medline, Scopus and the Science Citation Index database...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502679/the-association-between-semaphorin-3a-levels-and-gluten-free-diet-in-patients-with-celiac-disease
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Aharon Kessel, Chen Lin, Zahava Vadasz, Regina Peri, Nasren Eiza, Drora Berkowitz
Celiac disease (CD) is an inflammatory disease affecting the small intestine. We aim to assess serum level and expression of semaphorin 3A (Sema3A) on T regulatory (Treg) cells in CD patients. Twenty-six newly diagnosed celiac patients, 13 celiac patients on a gluten-free diet and 16 healthy controls included in the study. Sema3A protein level in the serum of celiac patients was significantly higher compared to healthy group (7.17±1.8ng/ml vs. 5.67±1.5ng/ml, p=0.012). Sema3A expression on Treg cells was statistically lower in celiac patients compared to healthy subjects (p=0...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497494/global-assays-of-fibrinolysis
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A Ilich, I Bokarev, N S Key
Fibrinolysis is an important and integral part of the hemostatic system. Acting as a balance to blood coagulation, the fibrinolytic system protects the body from unwanted thrombus formation and occlusion of blood vessels. As long as blood coagulation and fibrinolysis remain in equilibrium, response to injury, such as vessel damage, is appropriately regulated. However, alterations in this balance may lead to thrombosis or bleeding. A variety of methods have been proposed to assess fibrinolytic activity in blood or its components, but due to the complexity of the system, the design of a "gold standard" assay that reflects overall fibrinolysis has remained an elusive goal...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488236/dabigatran-plasma-levels-aptt-and-thromboelastography-in-patients-with-af-implications-for-allowing-early-non-elective-surgical-procedures
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Athanasios Pipilis, Stamatis Makrygiannis, Georgios Anagnostou, Sotirios Kaliampakos, Georgios Tsakonas, Nikolaos Sourlas, Panagiotis Mallios, Theodora Kostelidou
According to current recommendations, patients on dabigatran should stop the drug 24-96 h before scheduled surgery. This may seem too long for non-elective cases. The aim of our study was to assess the number of patients on dabigatran who could theoretically undergo surgery 12 h post last drug dosing. We measured dabigatran plasma trough concentration by Hemoclot assay in 75 consecutive patients receiving dabigatran. Coagulation was assessed by aPTT and thromboelastography (TEG). Plasma levels ≤30 ng/ml were considered low...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481325/impaired-platelet-aggregation-and-rebalanced-hemostasis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Nick S Nielsen, Sofie Jespersen, Julie C Gaardbo, Caroline J Arnbjerg, Mette R Clausen, Mette Kjær, Jan Gerstoft, Vibe Ballegaard, Sisse R Ostrowski, Susanne D Nielsen
Increased risk of both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and bleeding has been found in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection, and a re-balanced hemostasis has been proposed. The aim of this study was to investigate functional whole blood coagulation and platelet function in CHC infection. The prospective study included 82 patients with CHC infection (39 with advanced liver fibrosis and 43 with no or mild liver fibrosis) and 39 healthy controls. A total of 33 patients were treated for CHC infection and achieved sustained virological response (SVR)...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480839/effect-of-progesterone-and-synthetic-progestins-on-whole-blood-clot-formation-and-erythrocyte-structure
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Albe C Swanepoel, Odette Emmerson, Etheresia Pretorius
Combined oral contraceptive (COC) use is a risk factor for venous thrombosis (VT) and related to the specific type of progestin used. VT is accompanied by inflammation and pathophysiological clot formation, that includes aberrant erythrocytes and fibrin(ogen) interactions. In this paper, we aim to determine the influence of progesterone and different synthetic progestins found in COCs on the viscoelasticity of whole blood clots, as well as erythrocyte morphology and membrane ultrastructure, in an in vitro laboratory study...
May 8, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480110/point-of-care-testing-in-the-acute-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-identifying-the-coagulopathic-patient
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Yair M Gozal, Christopher P Carroll, Bryan M Krueger, Jane Khoury, Norberto O Andaluz
BACKGROUND: The use of anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications has become increasingly common and is a well-established risk factor for worsening of hemorrhages in trauma patients. The current study addresses the need to investigate the efficacy of point-of-care tests (POC) as an adjunct to conventional coagulation testing in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 190 TBI patients >18 years of age who underwent both conventional and POC testing as part of their admission coagulopathy workup was conducted...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478790/the-effect-of-endogenous-and-synthetic-estrogens-on-whole-blood-clot-formation-and-erythrocyte-structure
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Albe C Swanepoel, Odette Emmerson, Etheresia Pretorius
As erythrocyte and estrogens interact so closely and erythrocytes can indicate the healthiness of an individual, it is essential to investigate the effects of natural estrogens as well as synthetic estrogens on these cells. Whole blood samples were used for thromboelastography (TEG), light microscopy (LM), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) investigation. Viscoelastic investigation with TEG revealed that estrogens affected the rate of clot formation without any significant effect on the strength or stability of the clot...
May 8, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475665/routine-use-of-viscoelastic-blood-tests-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-coagulopathic-bleeding-in-cardiac-surgery-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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G F Serraino, G J Murphy
Viscoelastic point-of-care tests are commonly used to provide prompt diagnosis of coagulopathy and allow targeted treatments in bleeding patients. We updated existing meta-analyses that have evaluated the clinical effectiveness of viscoelastic point-of-care tests vs the current standard of care for the management of cardiac surgery patients at risk of coagulopathic bleeding. Randomized controlled trials comparing viscoelastic point-of-care diagnostic testing with standard care in cardiac surgery patients were sought...
May 4, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453855/newly-characterized-interaction-stabilizes-dna-structure-oligoethylene-glycols-stabilize-g-quadruplexes-ch-%C3%AF-interactions
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Hisae Tateishi-Karimata, Tatsuya Ohyama, Takahiro Muraoka, Peter Podbevsek, Adam M Wawro, Shigenori Tanaka, Shu-Ichi Nakano, Kazushi Kinbara, Janez Plavec, Naoki Sugimoto
Oligoethylene glycols are used as crowding agents in experiments that aim to understand the effects of intracellular environments on DNAs. Moreover, DNAs with covalently attached oligoethylene glycols are used as cargo carriers for drug delivery systems. To investigate how oligoethylene glycols interact with DNAs, we incorporated deoxythymidine modified with oligoethylene glycols of different lengths, such as tetraethylene glycol (TEG), into DNAs that form antiparallel G-quadruplex or hairpin structures such that the modified residues were incorporated into loop regions...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453282/stretchable-thermoelectric-generators-metallized-with-liquid-alloy
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Seung Hee Jeong, Francisco Javier Cruz, Si Chen, Laurent Gravier, Johan Liu, Zhigang Wu, Klas Hjort, Shi-Li Zhang, Zhi-Bin Zhang
Conventional thermoelectric generators (TEGs) are normally hard, rigid, and flat. However, most objects have curvy surfaces, which require soft and even stretchable TEGs for maximizing efficiency of thermal energy harvesting. Here, soft and stretchable TEGs using conventional rigid Bi2Te3 pellets metallized with a liquid alloy is reported. The fabrication is implemented by means of a tailored layer-by-layer fabrication process. The STEGs exhibit an output power density of 40.6 μW/cm(2) at room temperature...
April 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452876/leukocyte-filtration-lesion-impairs-functional-coagulation-in-banked-whole-blood
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Anaar Siletz, Sigrid Burruss, Terry Gruber, Alyssa Ziman, Victor Marder, Henry Magill Cryer
BACKGROUND: Whole blood (WB) transfusion is a promising alternative to component therapy in hemostatic resuscitation. Use of banked WB requires filtration of white blood cells (leukoreduction) and an established shelf life during which WB retains coagulant capacities. The goal of this study was to define the time course of coagulation stability in leukoreduced compared to unfiltered WB under standard refrigeration conditions. METHODS: Twelve WB units were donated by healthy volunteers after routine screening...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452873/platelet-and-coagulation-function-before-and-after-burn-and-smoke-inhalation-injury-in-sheep
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Nicolas J Prat, Maryanne C Herzig, Stefan Kreyer, Robbie K Montgomery, Bijaya K Parida, Katharina Linden, Vittorio Scaravilli, Slava M Belenkiy, Leopoldo C Cancio, Andriy I Batchinsky, Andrew P Cap
BACKGROUND: Smoke inhalation and burn injury remain a major source of morbidity and mortality. There is known dysregulation of hemostasis in burn patients, but either hyper- or hypocoagulation states are reported. Sheep are an established animal model for studying burn pathology and provide robust data on hemostatic function at baseline and after injury. METHODS: Following an IACUC-approved protocol, 15 sheep were anesthetized and subjected to a 40% full thickness burn with smoke inhalation...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449710/effects-of-colloid-pre-loading-on-thromboelastography-during-elective-intracranial-tumor-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-versus-5-human-albumin
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Yuanzhi Peng, Jianer Du, Xuan Zhao, Xueyin Shi, Yingwei Wang
BACKGROUND: Volume replacement therapy with colloid is still worth studying in major pediatric surgery with potential risk of bleeding. This study assessed the effects of 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 and 5% Human Albumin (HA) on coagulation tested by thromboelastography (TEG) during elective intracranial tumor surgery in pediatric patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 60 patients undergoing intracranial tumor resection under general anesthesia were assigned to HES and HA groups (n = 30), and administered preloads of 20 mL · kg(-1) HES 130/0...
April 27, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446928/thromboelastographic-changes-during-laparoscopic-fundoplication
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Indre Zostautiene, Kristina Zvinienė, Darius Trepenaitis, Rolandas Gerbutavičius, Antanas Mickevičius, Rima Gerbutavičienė, Mindaugas Kiudelis
INTRODUCTION: Thromboelastography (TEG) is a technique that measures coagulation processes and surveys the properties of a viscoelastic blood clot, from its formation to lysis. AIM: To determine the possible hypercoagulability state and the effect of antithrombotic prophylaxis on thromboelastogram results and development of venous thrombosis during laparoscopic fundoplication. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was performed on 106 patients who were randomized into two groups...
2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443142/effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-hypercoagulability-in-prostate-cancer-patients-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Harmanpreet Kaur, D Robert Siemens, Angela Black, Sylvia Robb, Spencer Barr, Charles H Graham, Maha Othman
INTRODUCTION: Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) is the mainstay of systemic therapy for advanced prostate cancer (PCa), but has significant adverse effects, including increasing concern for cardiovascular (CV) and thromboembolic (TE) complications. This study carefully investigates any relationship between ADT use and hypercoagulability as a possible mechanism of these adverse effects. METHODS: We performed a prospective, longitudinal study in a cohort of patients with advanced PCa initiating ADT (n=18)...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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