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Michael L Ekaney, Gabrielle Gonzalez Gray, Iain H McKillop, Susan L Evans
BACKGROUND: Limited availability and use of whole blood (WB) following trauma is driven by perceptions that hemostatic function is limited by platelet dysfunction within 5 days storage. We sought to define the hemostatic function of WB stored at 4°C for up to 25 days, elucidate changes in metabolic parameters and mitochondrial dysfunction in platelets in WB, and the effect of supplementation using resveratrol (Res) or cytochrome c (Cyt c). METHODS: WB was collected, aliquoted, and stored at 4°C without agitation...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Gemlyn George, Wuttiporn Manatasahit, Manjula Balasubramanian, Victor Navarro
Background: Thromboelastography (TEG) has become the standard of care in liver-transplant surgery to identify real-time abnormalities in the coagulation cascade. To our knowledge, no studies have been performed to measure the intrasubject reproducibility of TEG parameters in cirrhotic patients. Objective: To perform a validation study to determine the reproducibility of TEG in cirrhosis. Methods: We recruited 30 patients with stable cirrhosis and tested 25 of them...
February 24, 2018: Laboratory Medicine
Ashley Barratclough, Ruth Francis Floyd, Roger L Reep, Ray L Ball, Bobbi J Conner
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography (TEG) provides a comprehensive evaluation of blood clot formation. This test can be used to identify abnormalities in coagulation by assessing multiple aspects of the clotting cascade, including the speed of clot initiation and formation, clot strength, and ultimately fibrinolysis. Thromboembolic disease has been hypothesized to play a role in the pathophysiology of cold stress syndrome (CSS), an important cause of mortality in the threatened Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)...
March 9, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Hepeng Fu, Yuxiang Zhang
Platelets play a pivotal role in the thromboembolic, inflammatory, and immunomodulatory process. The alteration of platelet quality often affects the treatment and prognosis of critically ill patients, and has a significant correlation with mortality. With the further research on the function of the platelet, it is found that the abnormal platelet quality can present during the early stage of the illness of the critically ill patients. In order to evaluate the alterations of the platelet quality more accurately, the further studies of platelet parameters, including platelet counts (PLT), platelet hematocrit (PCT), platelet large cell ratio (PLCR), mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), immature platelet fraction (IPF) and so on, are still be the focus of current researches in the field of critical illness...
March 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Massimo Franchini, Carlo Mengoli, Mario Cruciani, Marco Marietta, Giuseppe Marano, Stefania Vaglio, Simonetta Pupella, Eva Veropalumbo, Francesca Masiello, Giancarlo M Liumbruno
BACKGROUND: Thrombelastography (TEG) and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) are viscoelastic haemostatic assays (VHA) which exploit the elastic properties of clotting blood. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the usefulness of these tests in bleeding patients outside the cardiac surgical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE and SCOPUS. We also searched clinical trial registries for ongoing and unpublished studies, and checked reference lists to identify additional studies...
February 26, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
Kathryn L Perrin, Anne K Krogh, Mads Kjelgaard-Hansen, Lauren Howard, Louise Bochsen, Wendy K Kiso, Dennis Schmitt, Annemarie T Kristensen, Mads F Bertelsen
Hemorrhagic disease associated with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus infection is the most-frequent cause of mortality in captive Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus). Survival relies on intensive monitoring of hemostatic status. Thromboelastography (TEG) utilizes whole blood samples containing all the blood components of hemostasis and is therefore a sensitive indicator of the clinical status in the patient. This study was performed to assess the practicability of TEG in Asian elephants in a zoo environment...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Benjamin T Maatman, Glen Schmeisser, Rolf P Kreutz
Background: Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) exhibit increased risk of recurrent myocardial infarction. Maximal clot strength measured by thrombelastography (TEG) is a risk factor for recurrent ischemic events. We hypothesized that diabetic subjects exhibit increased fibrin clot strength in platelet-poor plasma and that glycemic control correlates with maximal fibrin clot strength. Methods: We collected plasma samples from subjects with known or suspected coronary artery disease undergoing cardiac catheterization ( n = 354)...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
Liang Cai, Sakae Kaneko, Eishin Morita
Stress-induced scratching is an issue in patients with adult atopic dermatitis (AD). Symptoms of stress-induced AD are common in clinical practise. Salivary chromogranin A (CgA) level has research value as a possible index related to a patient's psychological stress. Using saliva, which is easily collectable, we compared two assessments of the severities of AD and stress with the levels of stress proteins in the saliva of 30 patients with AD in the Department of Dermatology of Shimane University between April 2015 and May 2017...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
Lee P Ferguson, Phuoc Duong, Kim F Pearce, Paul Murphy, Tina T Biss
The optimal method for monitoring antiplatelet therapy in children supported with ventricular assist devices (VADs) is unknown. We conducted a retrospective study to compare Thromboelastography Platelet Mapping (TEG/PM) with multiple electrode platelet aggregometry (MEA) on a Multiplate analyzer (Roche Diagnostics, Mannheim, Germany). We analyzed data from 66 paired blood samples from 9 patients <16 years of age on VAD where platelet function was simultaneously measured with TEG/PM and MEA. Antiplatelet dose-response relationships and intraindividual variability during steady state therapy were determined...
February 27, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
David Straßburger, Natascha Stergiou, Moritz Urschbach, Hajime Yurugi, Daniel Spitzer, Dieter Schollmeyer, Edgar Schmitt, Pol Besenius
We describe a modular route to prepare functional self-assembling dendritic peptide amphiphiles decorated with mannosides (Man) to effectively target antigen-presenting cells such as macrophages. The monomeric building blocks were equipped with tetraethylene glycols (TEG) or labelled with a Cy3 fluorescent probe. Experiments on the uptake of the multifunctional supramolecular particles into murine macrophages (Mϕs) were monitored by confocal microscopy and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS). Mannose-decorated supramolecular polymers trigger a significantly higher cellular uptake and distribution, compared to TEG carrying bare polymers...
February 27, 2018: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
Andrew G Burton, Julie Burges, Angela Borchers, Kate Hopper
OBJECTIVE: Minimal data are available assessing the effect of acidemia on coagulation in dogs. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of in vitro acidification of canine blood on coagulation as measured via thromboelastography (TEG) and traditional tests of coagulation. We hypothesized that worsening acidemia would lead to progressive impairment on coagulation. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: University teaching hospital...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Ying Liang, Jun Wu, Jianquan Liu, Hong Liu, Juan Chen
BACKGROUND: Thrombelastography (TEG) is an analyzer reflecting the dynamic changes of blood coagulation. It has been used as a diagnosis index in many diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between TEG and acute cerebral infarction. METHODS: Eighty patients with acute cerebral infarction and 80 healthy controls were enrolled. Each patient's TEG results and routine coagulation indices were recorded. All analyses were conducted with SPSS16...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
Susan E Smith, Kelli A Rumbaugh
PURPOSE: Persistent elevation of prothrombin time (PT) and International Normalized Ratio (INR) values in a patient receiving daptomycin is reported. SUMMARY: A morbidly obese 51-year-old man was hospitalized for evaluation for surgical intervention for gallstone pancreatitis and biliary obstruction. Previously prescribed warfarin therapy was withheld due to suspected coagulopathy and an elevated INR (5.1), and warfarin reversal was initiated. After undergoing partial cholecystectomy on hospital day 6, the patient developed sepsis and was treated with i...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Marcelle Gonçalves Garcia, Laiza Tatiana Poskus, Viviane Hass, Cristiane Mariote Amaral, Jaime Dutra Noronha-Filho, Eduardo Moreira da Silva
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of Ca(OH)2 concentration on pH neutralization, degree of conversion (DC%), and bonding performance of experimental self-etch adhesives (SEAs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four different concentrations of Ca(OH)2 (0 wt%, 1 wt%, 2 wt%, and 4 wt%) were added to the bond of an experimental two-step SEA consisting of primer (10-MDP [30 wt%], TEG-DMA [30 wt%], ethanol [35 wt%], water [5 wt%], camphorquinone [0.5 wt%], and tertiary amine [0...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
Laura Kearney, Derek Whelan, Brian D O'Donnell, Anthony J P Clover
Context: Delivery of slow-release local anesthesia has considerable potential for postoperative analgesia. Fibrin gel has shown huge potential for drug delivery, but has not been fully investigated for the delivery of local anesthetics nor has whether incorporation of anesthetic drugs into fibrin alters its mechanical properties. Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of bupivacaine inclusion on the mechanical and kinetic properties of fibrin as measured by thromboelastography (TEG)...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
Ronit Beck-Fruchter, Israel Gavish, Shira Baram, Yoel Geslevich, Amir Weiss
OBJECTIVE: Thromboelastography (TEG) is a viscoelastic test of hemostasis which allows measurement of the processes of clot initiation, propagation, stabilization, and dissolution in real time. In this study we aimed to evaluate the alterations in coagulation as measured by TEG during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) stimulation cycles and to investigate whether final oocyte maturation with recombinant hCG (rhCG) versus GnRH agonist results in a different coagulation state. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective observational study which included fifty-three normogonadotrophic women...
February 10, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Kevin Meier, Daniel M Saenz, Glenda L Torres, Chunyan Cai, Mohammed H Rahbar, Mark McDonald, Stuart Fraser, Elena Espino, H Alex Choi, Nancy J Edwards, Kiwon Lee, James C Grotta, Tiffany R Chang
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to quantify coagulopathy using thrombelastography (TEG) in patients with renal dysfunction and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: We reviewed patients admitted with spontaneous ICH between November 2009 and May 2015. TEG was performed at the time of admission. Creatinine clearance (CCr) was calculated using the Cockroft-Gault equation. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on normal (CCr ≥ 90) or reduced renal function (CCr < 90)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Yi-Da Tang, Wenyao Wang, Min Yang, Kuo Zhang, Jing Chen, Shubin Qiao, Hongbing Yan, Yongjian Wu, Xiaohong Huang, Bo Xu, Runlin Gao, Yuejin Yang
Background -Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) react differently to antiplatelet drugs. Those with low responsiveness to clopidogrel have a higher risk of cardiac ischemic events. The goal of this study is to conduct a head-to-head comparison of the safety and effectiveness of intensified antiplatelet therapies (either double-dose clopidogrel [DOUBLE] or adjunctive cilostazol [TRIPLE]) and conventional strategy (STANDARD) in post-PCI patients. Methods -In this single-center, randomized, controlled trial, we used thromboelastography (TEG), a platelet function test, to select 1078 PCI patients at high thrombotic risk and compared the intensified antiplatelet therapies with standard antiplatelet therapy...
February 2, 2018: Circulation
Qiongyao Mou, Qi Zhou, Shengxiong Liu
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography (TEG) is a physical method to simulate the whole process of coagulation and fibrinolysis in the human body environment, and then it also can quickly determine whether patients with hypercoagulable, low coagulation, fibrinolysis or other symptoms. The first step in the diagnosis is based on two parameters: Estimated percentage of lysis (EPL) or the Lysis at 30 min (LY30). These two parameters are used to determine whether the sample has fibrinolysis. However, the determination of LY30 takes a long time, although EPL can reflect real-time fibrinolysis, sometimes the secondary fibrinolysis is not obvious...
February 1, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Xiao-Yan Nie, Jun-Lei Li, Si-Bei Qin, Yu Fu, Guang-Kai Liang, Lu-Wen Shi, Hong Shao, Jian Liu, Yun Lu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between PEAR1 (platelet endothelial aggregation receptor-1) polymorphisms and cardiovascular outcomes in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients treated with aspirin and clopidogrel. METHODS: We genotyped eight common PEAR1 SNPs (rs2768759, rs12566888, rs12041331, rs11264579, rs2644592, rs822441, rs822442, and rs4661012), also CYP2C19*2 (rs4244285) and CYP2C19*3 (rs4986893) in 196 Chinese patients with ACS. We assessed the association between PEAR1 polymorphisms and platelet inhibition rate (PIR) measured by thromboelastography (TEG)...
February 1, 2018: Thrombosis Research
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