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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426586/predictive-modeling-of-massive-transfusion-requirements-during-liver-transplantation-and-its-potential-to-reduce-utilization-of-blood-bank-resources
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Aliaksei Pustavoitau, Maggie Lesley, Promise Ariyo, Asad Latif, April J Villamayor, Steven M Frank, Nicole Rizkalla, William Merritt, Andrew Cameron, Nabil Dagher, Benjamin Philosophe, Ahmet Gurakar, Allan Gottschalk
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing liver transplantation frequently but inconsistently require massive blood transfusion. The ability to predict massive transfusion (MT) could reduce the impact on blood bank resources through customization of the blood order schedule. Current predictive models of MT for blood product utilization during liver transplantation are not generally applicable to individual institutions owing to variability in patient population, intraoperative management, and definitions of MT...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415521/effect-of-halloysite-nanotubes-on-the-structure-and-function-of-important-multiple-blood-components
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Keke Wu, Ru Feng, Yanpeng Jiao, Changren Zhou
Many researchers have investigated the application of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) in biomedicine, because of their special nanoscale hollow tubular structure. Although the cytocompatibility of HNTs has been studied, their blood compatibility has not been systematically investigated. In this work, the effect of HNTs on the structure and function of different blood components has been studied, including the morphology and hemolysis of red blood cells (RBCs). Based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations, optical density test and flow cytometry analysis, we found that HNTs can affect the morphology and membrane integrity of RBCs in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) in a content-dependent way...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414934/blood-clot-parameters-thromboelastography-and-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-research-and-clinical-practice
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Etheresia Pretorius, Albe C Swanepoel, Sulette DeVilliers, Janette Bester
BACKGROUND: Clotting parameters are informative of overall haematological healthiness of an individual. Particularly, clotting parameters can be used as a measure of the degree of pathology of the coagulation system. Thromboelastography (TEG) is a well-known technique that is an important point-of-care method, as well as research method. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is a novel research method, but with possible clinical application. However, there are no clear standardized guidelines for TEG and SEM result interpretation...
April 11, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413372/electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy-study-of-concanavalin-a-binding-to-self-assembled-monolayers-of-mannosides-on-gold-wire-electrodes
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Jay K Bhattarai, Yih Horng Tan, Binod Pandey, Kohki Fujikawa, Alexei V Demchenko, Keith J Stine
The interactions of the lectin Concanavalin A (Con A) with self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiolated mono-, di-, and tri-mannosides were studied on the surface of gold wires using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The SAMs of mannosides were prepared either pure or along with thiolated triethylene glycol (TEG) at different molar ratios (1:1, 1:2, 1:4, 1:9, and 1:19) to better understand and optimize the interaction conditions. The charge-transfer resistance of the [Fe(CN)6](3-)/(4-) redox probe was compared before and after the interaction at different concentrations of Con A to determine the equilibrium dissociation constant (Kd) and limit of detection (LOD)...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411285/monitoring-of-hypercoagulability-by-thromboelastography-in-bariatric-surgery
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Kristina Kupcinskiene, Darius Trepenaitis, Ruta Petereit, Juozas Kupcinskas, Rita Gudaityte, Almantas Maleckas, Andrius Macas
BACKGROUND Obesity is known as a major risk factor for postoperative vein thrombosis. Thromboelastography (TEG) is used to monitor viscoelastic features of blood clots. The aim of this study was to determine hypercoagulable states in patients undergoing bariatric surgery and to assess dynamics of coagulation parameters in the perioperative setting using TEG. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 60 consecutive patients undergoing bariatric surgery. TEG alterations were assessed at 4 time points: at baseline, after the surgery, and on postoperative day 1 (POD1) and 2 (POD2)...
April 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408825/a-tetraethylene-glycol-coat-gives-gold-nanoparticles-long-in-vivo-half-lives-with-minimal-increase-in-size
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Julian Ds Willett, Marlon G Lawrence, Jennifer C Wilder, Oliver Smithies
In this study, we describe the experiments determining whether coating gold nanoparticles with tetraethylene glycol (TEG) provides pharmacologically relevant advantages, such as increased serum half-life and resistance to protein adsorption. Monodisperse TEG-coated, NaBH4-reduced gold nanoparticles with a hydrodynamic size comparable to albumin were synthesized by reducing gold chloride with NaBH4 under alkaline conditions in the presence of TEG-SH. The particles were characterized by gel electrophoresis, column chromatography, and transmission electron microscopy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406540/salivary-chromogranin-a-levels-correlate-with-disease-severity-but-do-not-reflect-anxiety-or-personality-of-adult-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Sakae Kaneko, Lijuan Liu, Takeyasu Kakamu, Masako Minami-Hori, Eishin Morita
Stress-induced scratching is an issue in patients with adult atopic dermatitis (AD). Although itching and stress are believed to be intimately related, no objective index is available; therefore, most evaluations are subjective. Using saliva, which is easily collected, we investigated the degree to which AD severity and patient stress levels are reflected in stress proteins in the saliva. Here, we evaluated the severity (Scoring Atopic Dermatitis [SCORAD] score), stress (State-Trait Anxiety Index [STAI] score), personality (Tokyo University Egogram [TEG] II score) and quality of life (Dermatology Life Quality Index [DLQI] score) of 51 patients with AD who were examined in the Department of Dermatology of Shimane University between April and December 2015...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403868/the-use-of-viscoelastic-haemostatic-assays-in-goal-directing-treatment-with-allogeneic-blood-products-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mathilde Fahrendorff, Roberto S Oliveri, Pär I Johansson
BACKGROUND: Management of the critically bleeding patient can be encountered in many medical and surgical settings. Common for these patients is a high risk of dying from exsanguination secondary to developing coagulopathy. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to systematically review and assess randomised controlled trials (RCTs) performed on patients in acute need for blood transfusions due to bleeding to evaluate the effect of viscoelastic haemostatic assay (VHA) guidance on bleeding, transfusion requirements and mortality...
April 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403852/health-workers-perceptions-and-attitude-about-ghana-s-preparedness-towards-preventing-containing-and-managing-ebola-virus-disease
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Philip Baba Adongo, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Emmanuel Asampong, Joana Ansong, Magda Robalo, Richard M Adanu
BACKGROUND: Ebola virus is highly infectious and the disease can be very fatal. The World Health Organization has declared the 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. In response to this, preparations were made in various health facilities and entry points across Ghana. This study explored health workers perceptions, and attitude about Ghana's preparedness towards preventing and containing Ebola Virus Disease. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study in five (5) of the ten (10) regions in Ghana...
April 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398139/the-association-between-high-on-treatment-platelet-reactivity-and-early-recurrence-of-ischemic-events-after-minor-stroke-or-tia
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Zilong Rao, Huaguang Zheng, Fei Wang, Anxin Wang, Liping Liu, Kehui Dong, Xingquan Zhao, Yilong Wang, Yibin Cao
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of HTPR in predicting early recurrence of ischemic events in patients with minor ischemic stroke or high-risk TIA. METHODS: From January 2014 to September 2014, a single center continuously enrolled patients with minor ischemic stroke or high-risk TIA and gave them antiplatelet therapy consisting of aspirin with clopidogrel. HTPR was assessed by TEG after 7 days of antiplatelet therapy and detected CYP2C19 genotype. The incidence of recurrent ischemic events was assessed 3 months after onset...
April 11, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393783/coagulopathies-in-cyanotic-cardiac-patients-an-analysis-with-three-point-of-care-testing-devices-thromboelastography-rotational-thromboelastometry-and-sonoclot-analyzer
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Vandana Bhardwaj, Poonam Malhotra, Suruchi Hasija, Ujjwal Kumar Chowdury, Neha Pangasa
INTRODUCTION: In the last few years, viscoelastic point-of-care (POC) coagulation devices such as thromboelastography (TEG), rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM), and Sonoclot (SON) analyzer have been increasingly used in major surgeries for timely assessment and management of coagulopathies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate coagulation profile of cyanotic cardiac patients with TEG, ROTEM, and SON analyzer. In addition, we assessed the correlation of standard laboratory coagulation tests and postoperative chest drain output (CDO) with the parameters of POC testing devices...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392864/traumatic-abdominal-solid-organ-injury-patients-might-benefit-from-thromboelastography-guided-blood-component-therapy
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Hao Wang, Richard D Robinson, Jessica L Phillips, Andrew Ryon, Scott Simpson, Jonathan R Ford, Johnbosco Umejiego, Therese M Duane, Bradley Putty, Nestor R Zenarosa
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography (TEG) has been utilized for the guidance of blood component therapy (BCT). We aimed to investigate the association between emergent TEG-guided BCT and clinical outcomes in patients with traumatic abdominal solid organ (liver and/or spleen) injuries. METHODS: A single center retrospective study of patients who sustained traumatic liver and/or spleen injuries receiving emergent BCT was conducted. TEG was ordered in all these patients...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383473/pro-coagulant-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 pro-coagulant activity in order to characterize safety considerations for systemic use of MSCs in trauma patients who may have altered coagulation homeostasis...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383470/evaluation-of-adenosine-lidocaine-and-magnesium-for-enhancement-of-platelet-function-during-storage
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James A Bynum, Ashley S Taylor, Grantham C Peltier, Colby S McIntosh, Michael A Meledeo, Geoffrey P Dobson, Andrew P Cap
BACKGROUND: The combination of Adenosine, lidocaine and Mg2+ (ALM) has demonstrated cardioprotective and resuscitative properties in models of cardiac arrest and hemorrhagic shock that are linked to reduction of metabolic demand. Platelets play a key role in resuscitation strategies for ATC, but suffer from loss of function following storage in part due to mitochondrial exhaustion. This study evaluates whether ALM also demonstrates protective properties in stored platelet preparations...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369817/giant-leiomyoma-with-extensive-myxoid-degeneration-in-mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome
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Richa Sharma, Kiran Guleria, Amita Suneja, Sruthi Bhaskaran, Nadeem Tanveer
Fibroids and fibroid degeneration are common among women with a normal uterus. However, the present report describes a rare case of fibroids arising from a rudimentary horn and degenerations in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. The patient provided consent for publication. A woman with MRKH syndrome aged 45 years presented at the gynecology outpatient department at University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India, with complaints of an abdominopelvic mass and pain for the previous 2 years...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359136/point-of-care-testing-in-burn-patients
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Marion Wiegele, Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker, Eva Schaden
Severe burn injury has an impact on the coagulation system, but a unique definition regarding these changes is still missing. The results of conventional coagulation assays (CCAs) measured in daily clinical practice are often interpreted as coagulopathic, which implies a bleeding tendency. However, viscoelastic coagulation assays (VCA) like Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and Thromboelastography (TEG) depict a hypercoagulable state. Therefore, hemostatic interventions should not be indicated according to deranged CCA results, but only in case of clinically relevant bleeding plus indicative VCA results...
March 30, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359133/point-of-care-coagulation-testing-in-cardiac-surgery
#17
Daniel Bolliger, Kenichi A Tanaka
Bleeding complications after cardiac surgery are common and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Their etiology is multifactorial, and treatment decisions are time sensitive. Point-of-care (POC) testing has an advantage over standard laboratory tests for faster turn-around times, and timely decision on coagulation intervention(s). The most common POC coagulation testing is the activated clotting time (ACT), used to monitor heparin therapy while on cardiopulmonary bypass. Viscoelastic coagulation tests including thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and thromboelastography (TEG) have been recommended for the treatment of postoperative bleeding after cardiac surgery because the ROTEM/TEG-guided treatment algorithms reduced the use of blood products...
March 30, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356162/blood-transfusion-and-coagulopathy-in-geriatric-trauma-patients
#18
Brett Mador, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Simon Hollands, Sandro Rizoli
BACKGROUND: Trauma resuscitation has undergone a paradigm shift with new emphasis on the early use of blood products and increased proportions of plasma and platelets. However, it is unclear how this strategy is applied or how effective it is in the elderly population. The study aim is to identify differences in transfusion practices and the coagulopathy of trauma in the elderly. METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on all consecutive patients that met trauma activation criteria at a Level I trauma centre...
March 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353382/new-generation-thromboelastography-comprehensive-evaluation-of-citrated-and-heparinized-blood-sample-storage-effect-on-clot-forming-variables
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Joao D Dias, Elaine I Haney, Blesy A Mathew, Carlos G Lopez-Espina, Adrian W Orr, Mark A Popovsky
CONTEXT: - Thromboelastography (TEG) is a whole blood, real-time analyzer measuring the viscoelastic properties of the hemostasis process and allowing for individualized goal-directed therapy. However, routine use of TEG requires validation of sample storage effect on clot parameters. OBJECTIVES: - To establish the minimum time required for equilibration time and the maximum time for sample storage for all commercially available TEG tests for the new-generation TEG 6s and to determine how those times compare with the older generation TEG 5000...
April 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349928/corrugated-textile-based-triboelectric-generator-for-wearable-energy-harvesting
#20
A Young Choi, Chang Jun Lee, Jiwon Park, Dogyun Kim, Youn Tae Kim
Triboelectric energy harvesting has been applied to various fields, from large-scale power generation to small electronics. Triboelectric energy is generated when certain materials come into frictional contact, e.g., static electricity from rubbing a shoe on a carpet. In particular, textile-based triboelectric energy-harvesting technologies are one of the most promising approaches because they are not only flexible, light, and comfortable but also wearable. Most previous textile-based triboelectric generators (TEGs) generate energy by vertically pressing and rubbing something...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
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