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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634688/acute-variceal-bleeding-risk-stratification-and-management-including-tips
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REVIEW
Virginia Hernández-Gea, Claudia Berbel, Anna Baiges, Juan C García-Pagán
Acute variceal bleeding should be suspected in all patients with cirrhosis presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Vasoactive drugs and prophylactic antibiotics must be started as soon as possible, even before performing the diagnostic endoscopy. Once the patient is hemodynamically stable, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy should be performed in order to confirm the diagnosis and provide endoscopic therapy (preferably banding ligation). After this initial approach, the most appropriate therapy to prevent both early and late rebleeding must be instituted following a risk stratification strategy...
June 20, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634578/neonatal-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Kristina M Haley
Neonates are the pediatric population at highest risk for development of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and the incidence of VTE in the neonatal population is increasing. This is especially true in the critically ill population. Several large studies indicate that the incidence of neonatal VTE is up almost threefold in the last two decades. Central lines, fluid fluctuations, sepsis, liver dysfunction, and inflammation contribute to the risk profile for VTE development in ill neonates. In addition, the neonatal hemostatic system is different from that of older children and adults...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632925/a-kallikrein-targeting-rna-aptamer-inhibits-the-intrinsic-pathway-of-coagulation-and-reduces-bradykinin-release
#3
K-A Steen-Burrell, J Layzer, B A Sullenger
BACKGROUND: Plasma kallikrein is a serine protease that plays an integral role in many biological processes including coagulation, inflammation, and fibrinolysis. The main function of kallikrein in coagulation is the amplification of activated factor XIIa (FXIIa) generation which ultimately leads to thrombin generation and fibrin clot formation. Kallikrein is generated by FXIIa-mediated cleavage of the zymogen, prekallikrein which is usually complexed with the nonenzymatic cofactor, high-molecular-weight kininogen (HK)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629414/fibrinogen-deficiency-in-a-dog-a-case-report
#4
Franck Jolivet, Armelle Diquélou, Catherine Trumel, Simon Privat, Olivier Dossin
BACKGROUND: Among coagulation disorders, primary fibrinogen deficiency is very rare in dogs. It is divided into hypofibrinogenemia, afibrinogenemia and dysfibrinogenemia. Afibrinogenemia has been described in three dogs. There are, however, no published case reports of primary hypofibrinogenemia in dogs. CASE PRESENTATION: A 1.5 year-old male German Pointer dog was evaluated for a locked-jaw syndrome associated with eye protrusion which appeared after a minor head trauma...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629071/hemostatic-kaolin-polyurethane-foam-composites-for-multifunctional-wound-dressing-applications
#5
Jeffrey G Lundin, Christopher L McGann, Grant C Daniels, Benjamin C Streifel, James H Wynne
There are numerous challenges associated with the acute care of traumatic limb injuries in forward military settings. A lack of immediate medical facilities necessitates that the wound dressing perform multiple tasks including exudate control, infection prevention, and physical protection of the wound for extended periods of time. Here, kaolin was incorporated into recently developed robust polyurethane (PU) hydrogel foams at 1-10wt% in an effort to impart hemostatic character. ATR-IR and gel fraction analysis demonstrated that the facile, one-pot synthesis of the PU hydrogel was unaffected by kaolin loading, as well as the use of a non-toxic catalyst, which significantly improved cytocompatibility of the materials...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625215/assessing-coagulation-by-rotational-thromboelastometry-rotem-in-rivaroxaban-anticoagulated-blood-using-hemostatic-agents
#6
Jonathan Bar, Alexa David, Tarek Khader, Mary Mulcare, Christopher Tedeschi
Introduction The use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) such as rivaroxaban (Xarelto) is increasingly common. However, therapies for reversing anticoagulation in the event of hemorrhage are limited. This study investigates the ability of hemostatic agents to improve the coagulation of rivaroxaban-anticoagulated blood, as measured by rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM). Hypothesis/Problem If a chitosan-based hemostatic agent (Celox), which works independently of the clotting cascade, is applied to rivaroxaban-anticoagulated blood, it should improve coagulation by decreasing clotting time (CT), decreasing clot formation time (CFT), and increasing maximum clot firmness (MCF)...
June 19, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624047/viscoelastic-monitoring-in-pediatric-trauma-a-survey-of-pediatric-trauma-society-members
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Robert T Russell, Ilan I Maizlin, Adam M Vogel
BACKGROUND: Viscoelastic monitoring (VEM), including thromboelastography (TEG) and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in the setting of goal-directed hemostatic resuscitation has been shown to improve outcomes in adult trauma. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma recommends that "thromboelastography should be available at level I and level II trauma centers". The purpose of this study is to determine the current availability and utilization of VEM in pediatric trauma...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623659/immune-activation-of-platelets-in-response-to-serial-phlebotomy-in-pigtailed-macaques-macaca-nemestrina
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Kelly A Metcalf Pate, Meghan S Vermillion, Claire E Lyons, Kevin M Najarro, Robert J Adams
Serial phlebotomy is a common sampling practice for repeated-measures studies in biomedical research. In NHP, the effect ofserial blood collection on RBC parameters has been characterized, but the effects on platelet parameters and other aspects of thehemogram have not been well studied. We sought to characterize the circulating platelet phenotype throughout the course of 7serial phlebotomies spanning 30 d in pigtailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina). Phlebotomy was performed on 23 animals at days0, 2, 4, 7, 10, 21, and 30 to quantify the circulating platelet count and markers of both hemostatic and immune platelet activation...
June 16, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622377/hemostatic-function-to-regulate-perioperative-bleeding-in-patients-undergoing-spinal-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
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Atsushi Kimura, Tsukasa Ohmori, Asuka Sakata, Teruaki Endo, Hirokazu Inoue, Satoshi Nishimura, Katsushi Takeshita
Although bleeding is a common complication of surgery, routine laboratory tests have been demonstrated to have a low ability to predict perioperative bleeding. Better understanding of hemostatic function during surgery would lead to identification of high-risk patients for bleeding. Here, we aimed to elucidate hemostatic mechanisms to determine perioperative bleeding. We prospectively enrolled 104 patients undergoing cervical spinal surgery without bleeding diathesis. Blood sampling was performed just before the operation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620821/administration-of-exogenous-melatonin-after-the-onset-of-systemic-inflammation-is-hardly-beneficial
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Lisa Brencher, Maren Oude Lansink, Katharina Effenberger-Neidnicht
Melatonin improves survival and functional impairment including hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, and hypotension when administered in a prophylactic manner or early after initiation of sepsis or endotoxemia. In the present study, melatonin was given not before first symptoms of systemic inflammation became manifest. Lipopolysaccharide was infused at a rate of 0.5 mg/kg × h to induce systemic inflammation in male Wistar rats. Melatonin (single dose 3 mg/kg × 15 min) was intravenously administered 180 and 270 min after starting of the lipopolysaccharide infusion...
June 15, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616396/management-for-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-elderly-patients-the-experience-of-a-tertiary-university-hospital
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Koichiro Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kurumi, Yohei Takeda, Kazuo Yashima, Hajime Isomoto
BACKGROUND: Peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) is the main cause of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). Endoscopic treatment and acid suppression with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are most important in the management of PUB and these treatments have reduced mortality. However, elderly patients sometimes have a poor prognostic outcome due to severe comorbidities. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 504 cases with acute non-variceal UGIB who were examined in our hospital, in order to reveal the risk factor of a poor outcome in elderly patients...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616044/decreased-fibrinolytic-activity-is-associated-with-carotid-artery-stiffening-in-arterial-hypertension
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Cristiana Catena, Gianluca Colussi, Valentina Fagotto, Leonardo A Sechi
BACKGROUND: A prothrombotic state is associated with the presence and severity of organ damage in hypertensive patients. In these patients, evidence of subclinical carotid functional changes anticipates major cardiovascular events. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of hemostatic markers with carotid artery stiffness in hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 116 untreated essential hypertensive patients recruited at a referral center in the University of Udine, we assessed common carotid artery stiffness by B-mode ultrasonography and measured plasma fibrinogen, D-dimer, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), and homocysteine by the currently available methods...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614427/a-new-era-of-thromboelastometry
#13
Tomaz Crochemore, Felipe Maia de Toledo Piza, Roseny Dos Reis Rodrigues, João Carlos de Campos Guerra, Leonardo José Rolim Ferraz, Thiago Domingos Corrêa
Severe hemorrhage with necessity of allogeneic blood transfusion is common complication in intensive care unit and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Prompt recognition and treatment of bleeding causes becomes essential for the effective control of hemorrhage, rationalizing the use of allogeneic blood components, and in this way, preventing an occurrence of their potential adverse effects. Conventional coagulation tests such as prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time present limitations in predicting bleeding and guiding transfusion therapy in critically ill patients...
June 12, 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611951/protease-inhibitors-in-tick-saliva-the-role-of-serpins-and-cystatins-in-tick-host-pathogen-interaction
#14
REVIEW
Jindřich Chmelař, Jan Kotál, Helena Langhansová, Michail Kotsyfakis
The publication of the first tick sialome (salivary gland transcriptome) heralded a new era of research of tick protease inhibitors, which represent important constituents of the proteins secreted via tick saliva into the host. Three major groups of protease inhibitors are secreted into saliva: Kunitz inhibitors, serpins, and cystatins. Kunitz inhibitors are anti-hemostatic agents and tens of proteins with one or more Kunitz domains are known to block host coagulation and/or platelet aggregation. Serpins and cystatins are also anti-hemostatic effectors, but intriguingly, from the translational perspective, also act as pluripotent modulators of the host immune system...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611528/preoperative-detection-and-localization-of-small-bowel-hemangioma-two-case-reports
#15
Nobuhisa Takase, Keisuke Fukui, Takafumi Tani, Tohru Nishimura, Tomohiro Tanaka, Naoki Harada, Kimihiko Ueno, Manabu Takamatsu, Akihiko Nishizawa, Akiharu Okamura, Kunihiko Kaneda
Among the various diagnostic modalities for small bowel hemangioma, video capsule endoscopy (VCE) and double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) can be recommended as part of the work-up in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). DBE is superior to VCE in the accuracy of diagnosis and therapeutic potential, while in most cases total enteroscopy cannot be achieved through only the antegrade or retrograde DBE procedures. As treatment for small bowel bleeding, especially spout bleeding, localization of the lesion for the decision of DBE insertion facilitates early treatment, such as endoscopic hemostatic clipping, allowing patients to avoid useless transfusion and the worsening of their disease into life-threatening status...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609818/accessory-devices-frequently-used-for-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
#16
REVIEW
Hyuk Soon Choi, Hoon Jai Chun
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is increasingly being considered an essential component of treatment for early gastrointestinal cancers and subepithelial tumors. The ESD technique owes its popularity to the development of sophisticated instruments used for ESD. With an increase in the number of ESD procedures performed, there is rapid development in the number and types of endoscopic accessory devices used for such procedures. Despite the large numbers of new devices developed and marketed, the use of ESD instruments and accessory devices is largely determined by individual preferences and experiences...
May 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609800/hemostatic-complications-in-renal-transplantation
#17
Daniela Poli, Emilia Antonucci, Maria Zanazzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609799/hemostatic-complications-in-hepatobiliary-surgery
#18
Sarah Bos, William Bernal, Robert Porte, Ton Lisman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608003/transarterial-chemoembolization-for-management-of-hemoptysis-initial-experience-in-advanced-primary-lung-cancer-patients
#19
Akihiko Seki, Chigusa Shimono
PURPOSE: To evaluate the hemostatic effects of transarterial infusion chemotherapy in addition to embolization (chemoembolization) for advanced primary lung cancer with tumor-related hemoptysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten consecutive patients with stage IIIB/IV or recurrent primary lung cancer (squamous cell carcinoma in six, adenocarcinoma in four) who underwent chemoembolization for control of hemoptysis were enrolled. At enrollment, five patients were considered refractory and five had contraindications to standard therapies...
June 12, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606775/oxidized-regenerated-cellulose-fibrillar%C3%A2-reduces-risk-of-postoperative-corporal-bleeding-following-inflatable-penile-prosthesis-surgery
#20
Alexander T Rozanski, Boyd R Viers, Alexander G Liu, Nabeel A Shakir, Travis J Pagliara, Jeremy M Scott, Mary L West, Allen F Morey
OBJECTIVES: To report our initial experience with oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC; Surgicel Fibrillar™) as a hemostatic adjunct during inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Beginning in April 2016, ORC pledgets were placed within the corporotomy closures of all men undergoing IPP insertion. Perioperative characteristics and outcomes including cumulative postoperative drain output were evaluated among consecutive cases with (April 2016 to October 2016) and without ORC (December 2015 to March 2016) using an identical surgical technique by a single surgeon...
June 9, 2017: Urology
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