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Wada Hideo - - 2010
Diagnostic criteria for non-overt disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) have been proposed by the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, but are not useful for the diagnosis of early phase of overt-DIC (pre-DIC). Therefore, in the current study the non-overt DIC diagnostic criteria were modified using the global coagulation tests, the ...
Shinjo Samuel Katsuyuki - - 2010
Given a lack of population-based studies, we report an epidemiological-clinic study of anti-Jo-1 antisynthetase syndrome (ASS). To study a retrospective cohort of a single-center from 1980 to 2010. Clinical-laboratory and demographic data were obtained from medical files. All patients fulfilled the Bohan and Peter criteria (1975) and presented anti-Jo-1, articular, ...
Reidy Diane Lauren - - 2010
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of IMC-A12, a human monoclonal antibody (mAb) that blocks insulin-like growth factor receptor-1 (IGF-1R), as monotherapy or in combination with cetuximab in patients with metastatic refractory anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mAb colorectal cancer. A randomized, phase II study was performed in which patients ...
Manetti Luca - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether patients with Cushing's syndrome (CS) had i) changes in coagulative and fibrinolytic parameters associated with CS activity and ii) higher prevalence of venous thromboembolic events (VTE). DESIGN: Prospective study conducted on patients with CS evaluated at diagnosis and 12 months after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty ...
Maejima Hideki - - 2010
The Classification of Psoriatic Arthritis Study Group published new criteria for classifying psoriatic arthritis (PsA) which included nail psoriasis. Our aim was to clarify the clinical importance of nail disease in PsA patients. We investigated the types and severity of nail disease by using the modified nail psoriasis severity score ...
Gheisari R - - 2010
We have performed a monocenter study on 29 consecutive patients with acquired haemophilia A who were referred for diagnosis and treatment to the Düsseldorf Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Center between March 2001 and February 2010. Patients, methods: 18 men (age: 44-86 years) and 11 women (age: 20-83 years). For laboratory evaluation, ...
Fang W Q - - 2011
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been found to be closely related with thrombotic diseases. The mechanism, however, is far from elucidated. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between endogenous resistin and thrombosis mediating factors, as well as its potential effects on the gene expression of cardiovascular disease biomarkers. ...
Nakashima Taku - - 2011
ARDS patients present with intrapulmonary and systemic coagulation abnormalities. We previously demonstrated that circulating KL-6/MUC1 could predict complications of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in ARDS. Recent studies indicate that circulating mucin can induce intravascular coagulation via interactions with selectin. We, therefore, investigated whether circulating mucins carrying selectin ligands are associated ...
Duchemin Jérôme - - 2010
Microparticles (MPs) are membrane fragments ranging in size from 0.1 to 1 microm, and are considered as biomarkers reflecting prothrombotic state in many clinical diseases. The clinical course of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) being frequently complicated by thrombotic events, we determined the MPs activity, i.e. circulating procoagulant activity (CPA), in polycythemia ...
Hayakawa Mineji - - 2011
The aims of the present study were to confirm the consumption coagulopathy of disseminated intravascular coagulation with the fibrinolytic phenotype at an early phase of trauma and to test the hypothesis that thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor, neutrophil elastase, and plasmin contribute to the increased fibrinolysis of this type of disseminated intravascular ...
Pereira Naveen L NL Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street S.W., Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2010
The recommended anticoagulation regimen during continuous-flow axial left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support is aspirin and warfarin with a targeted international normalized ratio of 2.0-3.0. We report two patients in whom recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding during LVAD support necessitated discontinuation of this anti-thrombotic regimen for a year or more. Despite this, ...
Yamada Takaaki - - 2010
Although S-1 is frequently used in cancer chemotherapy, the drug interaction with warfarin, an anticoagulant agent, is not fully paid attention. In the present study, we investigated retrospectively the timing of expression of blood coagulation abnormality in nine patients treated with warfarin and S-1 concomitantly. In five patients, the dose ...
Ceri Mevlut - - 2010
To investigate the prevalence and levels of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) with and without arthritis. Eighty-three patients with FMF and 43 healthy controls were included in the study. Thirty seven FMF patients had a history of arthritis, and 46 patients did not. ...
Chandler Wayne L - - 2010
Elevated levels of circulating procoagulants like tissue factor may increase the risk of systemic coagulation activation, thrombin generation, and consumptive coagulopathy. I measured procoagulant activity in plasma by using a clot-based assay that incorporated normal plasma to replace missing factors, corn trypsin inhibitor to block contact activation, factor VIIa to ...
Atalar Ata Can - - 2010
Here, we report a series of 5 patients (6 shoulders) diagnosed with neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder joint in our clinic between 2005 and 2008. Initial diagnosis, previous treatment, and radiological and clinical follow-up findings were reviewed. The mean age at diagnosis was 44.2 years. Four patients had unilateral and ...
da Mota Licia Maria Henrique - - 2010
To characterize a population of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) according to laboratory aspects, comparing it with other similar cohorts. Data presented are part of a prospective incident cohort study that evaluated 65 patients with early RA, followed for 36 months from the diagnosis at Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic ...
Castelli Roberto - - 2010
It is well known that solid cancers are associated with thromboembolic complications, but recent studies have shown that the incidence of thrombosis may be as high (or even higher) in patients with malignant haematological disorders. However, this may be obscured by the significant morbidity and mortality due to other complications ...
Chappard Daniel - - 2010
Inhibitors of Cathepsin K (Cat-K) are recognized as an interesting way to inhibit osteoclast (OC) activity. OCs from patients treated with the anticathepsin-K inhibitor AAE581 (balicatib) were found enlarged. They contained numerous vacuoles filled with tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAcP), an intracellular enzyme that terminates the degradation of collagen internalized ...
Asero R - - 2011
Skin reactivity to the intradermal injection of autologous serum (autologous serum skin test - ASST) and/or plasma (autologous plasma skin test - APST) is thought to identify chronic urticaria (CU) patients with an autoimmune/autoreactive disease. Immune-mediated inflammation and coagulation are strictly linked, and coagulation activation has been described in CU ...
Angaroni Celia J - - 2010
Repeated evaluation of biotinidase (BTD) activity was carried out for a long-term follow-up in patients with hepatic glycogen storage diseases (GSDs). The results indicated inter-intra variability among the GSD-Ia, GSD-III and GSD-IX patients. In addition, a c.1330G>C transversion in the BTD gene, resulting in a p.Asp444His substitution was detected in ...
Dede Hulya - - 2010
We report three maternal deaths which might be in possible association with the use of intravaginal dinoprostone for cervical ripening and induction of labor. All cases occurred at our institution between January 2006 and December 2007. Uterine atony and profuse bleeding followed by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), characterized by severe ...
Yeh Tzu-Lin - - 2010
Systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (s-JIA) is a systemic disease often accompanied by a fever. We examined 16 patients with s-JIA and reported the clinical manifestations, laboratory data, treatments and outcomes. From 1984 to 2007, 16 children (aged 1-16 years), who were diagnosed as having s-JIA, were admitted to the Mackay ...
Kesler Anat - - 2010
Several studies have suggested that thrombophilic risk factors are more prevalent in individuals with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), and that a prothrombic state may be involved in the etiopathogenesis of this disease. We examine thrombophilic factors in a group of patients with IIH in relation to obesity. In addition, we ...
Ieko Masahiro - - 2010
The causes of thrombosis in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) remain unknown, though several hypotheses in regard to hypofibrinolysis have been proposed. To clarify the mechanism, we measured plasma levels of thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) in APS patients. Both the TAFI antigen (TAFI:Ag) level measured with an ELISA, and thrombin-thrombomodulin-dependent TAFI activity ...
Musial Jacek - - 2010
International normalized ratio (INR) is used to monitor chronic oral anticoagulant (OA) treatment; however, it is poorly understood how this simple test reflects in vivo hemostatic reactions, culminating in thrombin generation and clot formation. We studied the process of thrombin generation using an ex vivo model, where thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complexes ...
Okamoto Kohji - - 2010
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) sometimes has a poor outcome, and therefore early diagnosis and treatment are required. This study prospectively evaluated the hemostatic abnormalities and the onset of DIC in 613 patients with underlying diseases to identify a useful marker for diagnosing Pre-DIC. Pre-DIC was defined as the condition of ...
Pavlova A - - 2010
Acquired haemophilia A (AH) is a rare bleeding disorder caused by an auto-antibody to coagulation factor VIII. It is associated with various autoimmune diseases, pregnancy, cancer or drug ingestion; however, in 50% of patients, no underlying disorder is found. In the present study, we investigated the association of HLA class ...
Armstrong D J - - 2010
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased incidence cardiac failure. It is yet unclear how much the increased incidence is secondary to ischaemic damage, or whether inflammatory cytokines might have a direct effect on the myocardium. To establish if patients with active rheumatoid arthritis but no history of cardiac disease ...
Mazor Yoav - - 2010
Non-caseating granulomas exist in a substantial portion of patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been identified as a having strong association with CD, including SNPs within the autophagy related 4 homolog A (ATG4A) gene and the neutrophil cytosolic factor 4 (NCF4) gene. We hypothesized a ...
Elmas Elif - - 2010
Disseminated intravascular coagulation in sepsis is associated with microvascular thrombosis and organ dysfunction. It was expected that prothrombotic disposition such as factor V Leiden (FVL) mutation would worsen clinical outcome. Astonishingly, clinical trial and animal experimental data indicate that FVL can be associated with improved survival. This study investigated the ...
Costea Andreea-Cristina - - 2010
Arterial hypertension (HT), being the main factor of negative evolution for chronic nephropathies, has imposed a careful adjustment of pharmacological treatment. The widespread use of angiotensin conversion enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) has brought into attention the side effects of this class of antihypertensive drugs. The study focuses on the clinical ...
Wong Chieh L - - 2010
The role of thrombosis and hereditary thrombotic risk factors in the pathogenesis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and non-CTEPH is not clear. We retrospectively analyzed the frequency of hereditary and acquired thrombotic risk factors in 245 patients with pulmonary hypertension, of whom 45 had CTEPH and 200 had non-CTEPH. ...
Flondell-Sité Despina - - 2010
We evaluated whether matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 2 and 9, their inhibitors, markers for fibrinolysis, and thrombin activation are associated with diameter and growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Material and Methods: Matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9, tissue inhibitor of MMPs (TIMP-1), serpine-1, tPa-serpine-1, and activated protein C- protein C inhibitor ...
Heilmann Claudia - - 2010
Unexplained bleeding episodes are associated with ventricular assist devices (VAD) and can occur in part due to acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS). AVWS is characterised by loss of high molecular weight (HMW) multimers of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and decreased ratios of collagen binding capacity and ristocetin cofactor activity to ...
Leitner J M - - 2010
A consumptive coagulopathy resembling disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has been seen in patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE). We hypothesized that a DIC-like condition is relevant in patients whose pulmonary embolism leads to cardiopulmonary arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This hypothesis was tested by the use of a database consisting ...
Tlacuilo-Parra Alberto - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The Functional Independence Score in Hemophilia (FISH) is a performance-based assessment tool used to measure the patients functional ability so far only used in patients with severe hemophilia. Its aim is to determine if FISH is useful in patients with mild and moderate disease. PROCEDURE: In a cross-sectional study ...
Hollestelle M J - - 2010
SUMMARY BACKGROUND: During invasive meningococcal disease, severe thrombocytopenia is strongly associated with a poor outcome. Objectives: In order to elucidate the pathophysiological mechanism behind the development of thrombocytopenia, we studied the role of von Willebrand factor (VWF) in meningococcal disease. PATIENTS/METHODS: Thirty-two children with severe meningococcal disease admitted to our ...
Sabit Ramsey - - 2010
It has been demonstrated that there is an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during air travel on flights of long duration. Patients with COPD are also at increased risk of VTE, particularly during exacerbations, possibly because of a hypercoagulable state secondary to hypoxia and/or heightened systemic inflammation. We investigated ...
Passamonti Serena Maria - - 2010
Vitamin K-antagonists (VKA) decreases vitamin K coagulation factors. To counterbalance this effect, it has been postulated that non-vitamin K proteins increase during VKA treatment. To investigate if VKA affect FVIII, a cohort of 1772 patients referred from Jan 1997 to Oct 2008 to our Thrombosis Center for a thrombophilia screening ...
Gilmore R - - 2010
Up to 40% of patients with mild haemophilia A have a discrepancy whereby factor VIII (FVIII) measurements by a two-stage chromogenic assay (FVIII:C(CH)) are disproportionately reduced compared with the FVIII one-stage clotting value (FVIII:C). Which assay best reflects the coagulation potential and clinical phenotype in this patient group is of ...
Oh D - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic performance of modified criteria for non-overt disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with the addition of antithrombin (AT) levels, protein C (PC) levels, and organ system failure scoring (OSF) to the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) criteria for non-overt DIC was studied to determine the effect on ...
Tiede Andreas - - 2010
The aetiology of anti-factor VIII (FVIII) autoantibody formation in acquired haemophilia remains unknown. We hypothesised that encounter of antigenically different, allogeneic FVIII may challenge inhibitor formation after presentation on MHC class II. Eighteen consecutive cases with acquired haemophilia were enrolled (nine females, nine males). A control group comprised 50 male ...
Fabris M - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Identification of genetic biomarkers of response to biologics in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a relevant issue. The -174G>C interleukin-6 (IL-6) promoter polymorphism was investigated in RA patients treated with rituximab (RTX), being IL-6 a key cytokine for B cell survival and proliferation, thus possibly implicated in rituximab efficacy. METHODS: ...
Karkucak M - - 2010
The tuberculin skin test (TST) has recently been proposed as a screening procedure for latent TB prior to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha therapy. Our aim was to evaluate TST levels in patients receiving anti TNF alpha due to ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 73 AS patients (52 ...
Pawlak Krystyna - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Disturbances of the fibrinolytic system and kynurenine (KYN) pathway of tryptophan (TRP) metabolism have been postulated as important factors in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, no data are yet available on the associations between these 2 systems in relation to CVD prevalence in patients with chronic renal ...
Jevti? Dragana - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is a life threatening complication after stem cells transplantation (SCT). Its prediction, precise diagnosis and treatment remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: Our goals were to determine the incidence, outcome and changes in haemostatic parameters in patients with VOD. Also, we tried to determine coagulation disturbances and their ...
Pahatouridis Dimitrios - - 2010
Abnormalities in blood coagulation are relatively common after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We prospectively studied the safety of the early antithrombotic prophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin. We prospectively evaluated 61 patients with moderate TBI. Patients requiring surgical treatment and/or with injuries in other systems were excluded. Coagulation studies included ...
Lien Gunhild - - 2010
The clinical relevance of observations of serum levels of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and receptor activator of nuclear factor -κB ligand (RANKL) in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is not clear. To elucidate the potential role of OPG and RANKL in JIA we determined serum levels of OPG and RANKL in patients with ...
Jong Eefje - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Abacavir (ABC) treatment has been associated with an increased incidence of myocardial infarction. The pathophysiological mechanism is unknown. In this study markers of inflammation and coagulation in HIV-infected patients using antiretroviral therapy with or without ABC were examined to pinpoint a pathogenic mechanism. Given the important role of high ...
Solak Y - - 2010
Chronic kidney disease and need for renal replacement therapy in hemophiliacs are relatively rare occurrences. Successful hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis applications have been reported in the literature. We report a difficult-to-manage patient with hemophilia A plus factor VIII inhibitor who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding complicated by uremia. We admitted this ...
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