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Zeynep Canan Özdemir, Yeter Düzenli Kar, Eren Gündüz, Ayşe Bozkurt Turhan, Özcan Bör
OBJECTIVE: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for thromboembolic events, although the pathogenesis of the development of thromboembolism in IDA is as yet unclear. The likelihood of children with IDA contracting hypercoagulability was evaluated in this cross-sectional study using rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM). MATERIAL AND METHOD: A total of 57 children with IDA (median age 11 years; 37 female, 20 male) and 48 healthy children (median age 9...
March 15, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
A Bar-Ilan, T Livnat, M Hoffmann, L Binder, M Zakar, R Guy, Y Felikman, L Moschcovich, B Shenkman, D Monroe, O Hershkovitz, G Kenet, G Hart
INTRODUCTION: Recombinant FVIIa (rFVIIa) is an effective treatment for haemophilia through frequent administration. However, the short half-life of rFVIIa decreases its prophylactic ability to reduce bleeding. Carboxy-terminal peptide (CTP)-modified FVIIa (MOD-5014) is a long-acting rFVIIa developed for on-demand treatment of haemophilia using either an intravenous or subcutaneous injection with the aim of less frequent administrations, as well as for prophylactic use. AIM: The comprehensive evaluation of the activity MOD-5014 vs commercially available rhFVIIa, as well as their interaction with cofactors and inhibitors...
March 14, 2018: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
S Støy, V C Patel, J P Sturgeon, G K Manakkat Vijay, T Lisman, W Bernal, D L Shawcross
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytopenia and circulating dysfunctional immune cells are commonly observed in patients with cirrhosis. Platelets may form complexes with neutrophils, monocytes and T cells modulating their function. We recently reported increased frequencies of platelet-complexed neutrophils in cirrhosis with evidence of neutrophil activation upon contact with healthy platelets in vitro. Whether this occurs in vivo following platelet transfusion and contributes to systemic inflammation and endothelial activation is unknown...
March 12, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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
Michaela Oeller, Sandra Laner-Plamberger, Sarah Hochmann, Nina Ketterl, Martina Feichtner, Gabriele Brachtl, Anna Hochreiter, Cornelia Scharler, Lara Bieler, Pasquale Romanelli, Sebastien Couillard-Despres, Elisabeth Russe, Katharina Schallmoser, Dirk Strunk
Intravascular transplantation of tissue factor (TF)-bearing cells elicits an instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction (IBMIR) resulting in thrombotic complications and reduced engraftment. Here we studied the hemocompatibility of commonly used human white adipose tissue (WAT), umbilical cord (UC) and bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC) and devised a possible strategy for safe and efficient stromal cell transplantation. Methods: Stromal cell identity, purity, and TF expression was tested by RTQ-PCR, flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry...
2018: Theranostics
Jens Holtappels, Robert Zimmermann, Geoffrey Lee
BACKGROUND: The use of colloidal silica contained in different cryopellet formulations is examined as a contact activator of blood in an intrinsic coagulation test. In particular the necessary amount of silica per cryopellet was determined, as well as the interfering effects of cryopellet components on coagulation. METHODS: Cryopellets were prepared using an established technique and were tested by rotational thromboelastometry using recalcified whole blood. The clotting time (CT) and maximum clot firmness (MCF) were determined from the dynamic coagulation profiles...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
Tomaz Crochemore, Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Marcus D Lance, Cristina Solomon, Ary Serpa Neto, João Carlos de Campos Guerra, Priscila Scolmeister Lellis, Livia Muller Bernz, Natalia Nunes, Cassio Massashi Mancio, Ana Paula Hitomi Yokoyama, Eliézer Silva
BACKGROUND: Transfusion therapy is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and costs. Conventional coagulation tests (CCT) are weak bleeding predictors, poorly reflecting coagulation in vivo. Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) provides early identification of coagulation disorders and can guide transfusion therapy by goals, reducing blood components transfusion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe coagulation profile of critically ill patients using ROTEM and evaluate the association between CCT and thromboelastometry...
2018: PloS One
Daniel S Gaul, Julien Weber, Lambertus J Van Tits, Susanna Sluka, Lisa Pasterk, Martin F Reiner, Natacha Calatayud, Christine Lohmann, Roland Klingenberg, Jürgen Pahla, Daria Vdovenko, Felix C Tanner, Giovanni G Camici, Urs Eriksson, Johan Auwerx, François Mach, Stephan Windecker, Nicolas Rodondi, Thomas F L Uuml Scher, Stephan Winnik, Christian M Matter
BACKGROUND: Sirtuin 3 (Sirt3) is a mitochondrial, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+)-dependent deacetylase that reduces oxidative stress by activation of superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2). Oxidative stress enhances arterial thrombosis. This study investigated the effects of genetic Sirt3 deletion on arterial thrombosis in mice in an inflammatory setting and assessed the clinical relevance of these findings in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods and Results: Using a laser-induced carotid thrombosis model with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge, in vivo time to thrombotic occlusion in Sirt3-/- mice (n = 6) was reduced by half compared to Sirt3+/+ wildtype (WT, n = 8, p<0...
February 10, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
Peter H Nissen, Dorte E Wulff, Niels Tørring, Anne-Mette Hvas
Pneumatic tube is an attractive way to transport blood samples from the emergency department to the central laboratory facility. We aimed to investigate the impact of pneumatic tube transportation on blood samples for analysis of whole blood coagulation and platelet function. We included 21 healthy adult individuals and measured global coagulation assays by rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and platelet aggregation induced by arachidonic acid (AA) and adenosine diphosphate (ADP) using impedance aggregometry (ROTEM Platelet), on samples transported manually or by pneumatic tube transport...
February 14, 2018: Platelets
Sunita Seshia, M Casey Gaunt, Beverly A Kidney, Marion L Jackson
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that administration of intravenous fluids impairs hemostasis. Thromboelastometry (TEM) may provide a more sensitive measure of the fluid effects on hemostasis than traditional coagulation tests. OBJECTIVE: The study aim was to determine if resuscitative fluid therapy affects hemostasis, as measured by TEM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a randomized crossover design, 6 healthy dogs were administered intravenous colloid, crystalloid, and hypertonic saline at therapeutic doses...
February 11, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Martin Beiderlinden, Patrick Werner, Astrid Bahlmann, Johann Kemper, Tobias Brezina, Maximilian Schäfer, Klaus Görlinger, Holger Seidel, Peter Kienbaum, Tanja A Treschan
BACKGROUND: Argatroban or lepirudin anticoagulation therapy in patients with heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) or HIT suspect is typically monitored using the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). Although aPTT correlates well with plasma levels of argatroban and lepirudin in healthy volunteers, it might not be the method of choice in critically ill patients. However, in-vivo data is lacking for this patient population. Therefore, we studied in vivo whether ROTEM or global clotting times would provide an alternative for monitoring the anticoagulant intensity effects in critically ill patients...
February 9, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Pooja Kadam, Jerrick Lim, Ian Paver, David E Connor, Kurosh Parsi
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate the pathogenesis of telangiectatic matting (TM) and identify possible risk factors. METHODS: This study had two parts. The clinical records of consecutive patients were retrospectively analysed to identify risk factors for TM. In the second part, the haemostatic and coagulation profile of the subset of patients with TM were analysed and compared with controls using standard coagulation tests, platelet function and a global assay of coagulation (rotational thromboelastometry, ROTEM)...
February 3, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dirk J Varelmann, Jochen Daniel Muehlschlegel
The year 2017 was a year dominated by large-scale clinical studies reporting the outcome of various interventions in cardiac surgery and heart failure (HF) patients, relevant to all cardiothoracic anesthesiologists. Among them were studies investigating the addition of levosimendan, an alternative inotropic agent, to standard management of patients with HF undergoing cardiac surgery. Also, corticosteroids have been used for various purposes in cardiac patients. Here, a new study reports the effect of high-dose methylprednisolone on recovery and delirium...
March 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Angelica Botto, Barbara Bruno, Cristiana Maurella, Fulvio Riondato, Alberto Tarducci, Giulio Mengozzi, Antonio Borrelli
BACKGROUND: The primary aim was to evaluate by means of thromboelastometry (ROTEM) the effects of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 administered as a constant rate infusion (CRI) on hemostasis in hypoalbuminemic dogs. The second aim was to use ROTEM analysis to detect whether all hypoalbuminemic dogs of our population were hypercoagulable. RESULTS: The study sample was 20 hypoalbuminemic dogs (albumin < 2 g/dl) with normal perfusion parameters and requiring intravenous fluid therapy...
January 31, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Stéphanie Roullet, Emmanuel de Maistre, Brigitte Ickx, Normand Blais, Sophie Susen, David Faraoni, Delphine Garrigue, Fanny Bonhomme, Anne Godier, Dominique Lasne
PURPOSE: Viscoelastic tests (VETs), thromboelastography (TEG®) and thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) are global tests of coagulation performed on whole blood. They evaluate the mechanical strength of a clot as it builds and develops after coagulation itself. The time required to obtain haemostasis results remains a major problem for clinicians dealing with bleeding, although some teams have developed a rapid laboratory response strategy. Indeed, the value of rapid point-of-care diagnostic devices such as VETs has increased over the years...
January 17, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Bettina Schenk, Stephanie Goerke, Ronny Beer, Raimund Helbok, Dietmar Fries, Mirjam Bachler
Background: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) pose a great challenge for physicians in life-threatening bleeding events. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of reversing the DOAC rivaroxaban using four-factor PCC (prothrombin complex concentrate), a non-specific reversing agent. Methods: Patients with life-threatening bleeding events during rivaroxaban treatment were included and administered 25 U kg-1 of PCC. Blood samples were collected immediately prior to as well as after PCC treatment at predefined time intervals...
2018: Thrombosis Journal
Nathan J White, Nicholas Taflin, Esther B Lim, Osaree Akaraborworn
: There is significant variability in blood coagulation among world populations. In particular, there may exist important differences in regulation of the fibrinolytic system in Asian populations that contribute to diseases of thrombosis and hemostasis. To investigate this issue, we compared fibrinogen concentration, plasma clot formation, and fibrinolytic resistance of healthy Asian subjects from Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand (Thai) vs. healthy North American subjects from Seattle, Washington, USA (SEA). Citrated plasma samples were obtained from healthy adult volunteers...
January 13, 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Petra M Schulz, Werner Gehringer, Sabine Nöhring, Sebastian Müller, Torben Schmidt, Stephanie Kekeiss-Schertler, Cristina Solomon, Katharina Pock, Jürgen Römisch
Fibryga® is a new lyophilized fibrinogen concentrate for intravenous use for the treatment of congenital fibrinogen deficiency. fibryga® is produced from pooled human plasma and the final product is characterized by high purity, integrity, and pathogen safety. Functional activity of fibrinogen was demonstrated by cross-linking studies and thromboelastometry; integrity of the fibrinogen molecule was demonstrated by size exclusion chromatography and the detection of only trace amounts of activation markers in the final product...
January 11, 2018: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
Lewis S Gall, Ross A Davenport
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The role of antifibrinolytics in trauma haemorrhage and early coagulopathy remains controversial with respect to patient selection, dosage, timing of treatment, and risk of thrombotic complications. This review presents our current understanding of the mechanisms of fibrinolysis in trauma, diagnostic evaluation, and the evidence base for treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Excessive fibrinolysis following severe injury is a major component of acute traumatic coagulopathy and contributes to the high mortality from trauma haemorrhage...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
E Refsum, S Meinke, G Gryfelt, A Wikman, P Höglund
BACKGROUND: In fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT), maternal alloantibodies directed against paternally-derived platelet antigens are transported across the placenta to the fetus, where they may cause thrombocytopenia. The most serious complication of FNAIT is an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), which may cause death or life-long disability of the child. Apart from alloantibody-mediated platelet destruction, the clinical outcome in FNAIT may be affected by properties of neonatal platelets and possible functional effects on platelets caused by maternal alloantibodies...
December 29, 2017: Thrombosis Research
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