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Predicting prothrombotic tendencies in sepsis using spatial clot growth dynamics.
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PMID:  22688554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Inflammation in sepsis is associated with hypercoagulation that may lead to thrombosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Conventional diagnostic assays are poorly sensitive to procoagulant changes in sepsis. Objectives of the article is to study changes in hemostatic state of septic patients using spatial clot growth assay (currently being developed under the trademark of thrombodynamics) and to compare the sensitivity of this method with the sensitivity of conventional methods. Sixteen patients with hematological malignancies and sepsis were enrolled in the study. All patients had been surveyed for a month following the infection onset. Spatial clot growth assay monitors fibrin clot development in a nonstirred thin layer of platelet-free plasma activated by immobilized tissue factor. Clotting time tests, thromboelastography, D-dimer assays were also performed. Spatial clot growth revealed hypercoagulation in six patients. D-dimer levels increase (with vein thrombosis in one case) was subsequently observed in five of them. D-dimer levels did not increase when spatial clot growth was normal. At the next time point, after spatial clot growth assay showed hypercoagulation, the mean D-dimer concentration was significantly higher than after a normal analysis (457 versus 234 μg/l; P < 0.05); there was no such correlation for other assays. The remaining 10 patients had elevated D-dimer levels on the first day; this either decreased gradually or remained elevated. Spatial clot growth showed normalization in survivors and growing hypocoagulation in nonsurvivors. Measuring spatial clot growth dynamics has potential diagnostic utility for the evaluation of thrombotic risk.
Natalia P Soshitova; Sergey S Karamzin; Anna N Balandina; Olga A Fadeeva; Anna V Kretchetova; Gennadiy M Galstian; Mikhail A Panteleev; Fazoil I Ataullakhanov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5733     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102551     Medline TA:  Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aHemaCore LLC bNational Research Center for Hematology cCenter for Theoretical Problems of Physicochemical Pharmacology dDepartment of Physics, Moscow State University eFederal Research and Clinical Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology, Moscow, Russia.
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