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SARS-CoV-2 airborne transmission: A validated sampling and analytical method.

Environ Res 2021 Jul 26:111783. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Dept. of Clinical and Biological Science, University of Torino, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043, Orbassano, Torino, Italy.

The airborne transmission path for SARS-CoV-2 is of primary scientific and health-related interest as it could actually involve management, accessibility, use and functionality of many activities, including hospitals), schools, workplaces, factories, transport, sport venues and outdoor environment. It is necessary to develop a sampling and analytical method for virus-laden bioaerosol that could be considered reliable and validated according to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The present paper defines sample pretreatments aiming at recover SARS-CoV-2 from glass-fiber and PTFE filters employed by low and high-volume air samplers. Read More

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Computed Tomography Morphological Classification of Lung Adenocarcinoma and Its Correlation with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutation Status: A Report of 1075 Cases.

Int J Gen Med 2021 21;14:3687-3698. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Radiology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Chongqing Renji Hospital (Fifth People's Hospital of Chongqing), Chongqing, 400062, People's Republic of China.

Background: Many delayed diagnoses of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) are identified due to poor understanding of protean imaging findings. Moreover, clarifying the relationship between computed tomography (CT) morphological classification and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations of LADC might inform therapeutic decision-making while obtaining pathological specimens is difficult. Here, we retrospectively analyzed CT manifestations of LADC and investigated the morphological classification of tumors in relation to EGFR mutation status. Read More

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Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Bleeding Control in Treatment of Acute Extremity Compartment Syndrome Secondary to Primary Myelofibrosis: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect 2021 07 28;11(3). Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Case: A 40-year-old man was admitted to our emergency department with a painful and swollen calf. There was no history of significant trauma, and the physical examination revealed a pulseless, swollen left lower leg. Clinical history revealed a diagnosis of primary myelofibrosis, and magnetic resonance imaging showed a rupture of the gastrocnemius medial head. Read More

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Synthesis of coagulation factors during long-term ex situ liver perfusion.

Artif Organs 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Surgery, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Robust viability assessment of grafts during normothermic liver perfusion is a prerequisite for organ use. Coagulation parameters are used commonly for liver assessment in patients. However, they are not yet included in viability assessment during ex situ perfusion. Read More

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Coagulation markers and functional outcome in acute ischemic stroke: Impact of intensive versus standard hyperglycemia control.

Res Pract Thromb Haemost 2021 Jul 14;5(5):e12563. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Department of Neurology Medical College of Georgia Augusta University Augusta GA USA.

Objective: Alterations in coagulation could mediate functional outcome in patients with hyperglycemia after acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We prospectively studied the effects of intensive versus standard glucose control on coagulation markers and their relationships to functional outcomes in patients with AIS.

Approach: The Insights on Selected Procoagulation Markers and Outcomes in Stroke Trial measured the coagulation biomarkers whole blood tissue factor procoagulant activity (TFPCA); plasma factors VII (FVII), VIIa (FVIIa), and VIII (FVIII); thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complex; D-dimer; tissue factor pathway inhibitor, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) antigen in patients enrolled in the Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort trial of intensive versus standard glucose control on functional outcome at 3 months after AIS. Read More

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Quantile-specific heritability of plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1, aka SERPINE1) and other hemostatic factors.

Paul T Williams

J Thromb Haemost 2021 Jul 17. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA.

Background: Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1, aka SERPINE1) is a moderately heritable glycoprotein that regulates fibrin clot dissolution (fibrinolysis).

Objectives: Test whether the heritabilities (h ) of PAI-1 and other hemostatic factors are constant throughout their distribution or whether they are quantile-specific, i.e. Read More

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Differential procoagulatory response of microvascular, arterial and venous endothelial cells upon inflammation in vitro.

Thromb Res 2021 Jul 2;205:70-80. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Division of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

Introduction: Inflammation induces a procoagulant phenotype of endothelial cells (EC) with the exposure of tissue factor (TF), a potent initiator of the extrinsic coagulation cascade. Although systemic inflammation affects the whole vascular system, thrombotic lesions occur particularly in microcirculation. This raises the question of whether TF-procoagulant activity (TF-PCA) differs between EC from arterial, venous, and microvascular beds. Read More

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In vitro characterization of CT-001-a short-acting factor VIIa with enhanced prohemostatic activity.

Res Pract Thromb Haemost 2021 Jul 30;5(5):e12530. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Coagulant Therapeutics San Francisco CA USA.

Background: Traumatic injury and the associated acute bleeding are leading causes of death in people aged 1 to 44 years. Acute bleeding in pathological and surgical settings also represents a significant burden to the society. Yet there are no approved hemostatic drugs currently available. Read More

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Effects of thyroid function on hemostasis, coagulation, and fibrinolysis: a Mendelian Randomization study.

Thyroid 2021 Jul 1. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Aarhus University Hospital, 11297, Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus, Hedeager 3, Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, 8000;

Background: Untreated hypothyroidism is associated with acquired von Willebrand syndrome, and hyperthyroidism is associated with increased thrombosis risk. However, the causal effects of thyroid function on hemostasis, coagulation, and fibrinolysis are unknown.

Methods: In a two sample Mendelian Randomization (MR) study with genome-wide association variants, we assessed causality of genetically predicted hypothyroidism (N=134,641), normal-range TSH (N=54,288) and fT4 (N=49,269), hyperthyroidism (N=51,823), and thyroid peroxidase antibody positivity (TPOAb) (N=25,821) on coagulation (APTT, VWF, factor VIII, PT, factor VII, fibrinogen) and fibrinolysis (D-dimer, TPA, PAI1) from the CHARGE Hemostasis Consortium (N=2,583-120,246). Read More

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PKCδ deficiency inhibits fetal development and is associated with heart elastic fiber hyperplasia and lung inflammation in adult PKCδ knockout mice.

PLoS One 2021 1;16(7):e0253912. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Faculty of Sports and Health Science, Department of Health Science, Daito Bunka University, Higashimatsuyama, Saitama, Japan.

Protein kinase C-delta (PKCδ) has a caspase-3 recognition sequence in its structure, suggesting its involvement in apoptosis. In addition, PKCδ was recently reported to function as an anti-cancer factor. The generation of a PKCδ knockout mouse model indicated that PKCδ plays a role in B cell homeostasis. Read More

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CD44 fucosylation on bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells enhances homing and promotes enteric nervous system remodeling in diabetic mice.

Cell Biosci 2021 Jun 30;11(1):118. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Department of Gastroenterology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China.

Background: Diabetes can cause extensive enteric nervous system (ENS) injuries and gastrointestinal motility disorder. In developing possible treatments, researchers have engaged in tissue regeneration engineering with the very promising bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). However, BMSCs have poor homing ability to the targeted tissues after intravenous injection. Read More

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Detecting coagulopathy in pediatric patients with post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Aug 24;147:110807. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address:

Introduction: Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) is a serious complication after a tonsillectomy. Utility of lab work at presentation for PTH was low. This study aims to determine the frequency and type of labs drawn at emergency department (ED) presentation and assess the incidence of uncovering a previously unidentified coagulopathy. Read More

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Scalable mRNA and siRNA Lipid Nanoparticle Production Using a Parallelized Microfluidic Device.

Nano Lett 2021 07 30;21(13):5671-5680. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States.

A major challenge to advance lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) for RNA therapeutics is the development of formulations that can be produced reliably across the various scales of drug development. Microfluidics can generate LNPs with precisely defined properties, but have been limited by challenges in scaling throughput. To address this challenge, we present a scalable, parallelized microfluidic device (PMD) that incorporates an array of 128 mixing channels that operate simultaneously. Read More

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Cardiovascular profiling in the diabetic continuum: results from the population-based Gutenberg Health Study.

Clin Res Cardiol 2021 Jun 24. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Department of Cardiology - Cardiology I, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany.

Aims: To assess the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and prediabetes in the general population and to investigate the associated cardiovascular burden and clinical outcome.

Methods And Results: The study sample comprised 15,010 individuals aged 35-74 years of the population-based Gutenberg Health Study. Subjects were classified into euglycaemia, prediabetes and T2DM according to clinical and metabolic (HbA1c) information. Read More

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A Phytophthora capsici RXLR effector targets and inhibits the central immune kinases to suppress plant immunity.

New Phytol 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

MOA Key Lab of Pest Monitoring and Green Management, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Plant Protection, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100193, China.

Receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase subfamily VII (RLCK-VII) proteins are the central immune kinases in plant pattern-recognition receptor (PRR) complexes, and they orchestrate a complex array of defense responses against bacterial and fungal pathogens. However, the role of RLCK-VII in plant-oomycete pathogen interactions has not been established. Phytophthora capsici is a notorious oomycete pathogen that infects many agriculturally important vegetables. Read More

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[Local application of recombinant activated factor VII for massive surgical bleeding].

Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko 2021 ;85(3):78-83

Burdenko Center of Neurosurgery, Moscow, Russia.

The authors report resection of anaplastic convexital meningioma in a middle-aged woman complicated by expected massive blood loss. The most intense bleeding occurred at the final stage of resection and it was impossible to stop it with traditional approaches. The surgeon pressed a standard tachocomb plate moistened with a diluted solution of recombinant activated factor VII (coagil, Russia) to the most bleeding area for 5 minutes. Read More

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Glanzmann Thrombasthenia: Perspectives from Clinical Practice on Accurate Diagnosis and Optimal Treatment Strategies.

J Blood Med 2021 11;12:449-463. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, H3T 1C5, Canada.

Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of fibrinogen-mediated platelet aggregation due to a quantitative or qualitative deficit of the αβ integrin at the platelet surface membrane resulting from mutation(s) in and/or . Patients tend to present in early childhood with easy bruising and mucocutaneous bleeding. The diagnostic process requires consideration of more common disorders of haemostasis and coagulation prior to confirming the disorder with platelet light transmission aggregation, flow cytometry of CD41 and CD61 expression, and/or exon sequencing of and . Read More

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Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-7) supplementation does not affect vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors activity in healthy individuals.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(23):e26221

Department of Hematology, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Background: Vitamin K has long been regarded as a procoagulant drug by physicians, and concerns have been raised with regard to its effects on hemostasis. Although many studies have shown that vitamin K supplementation is safe for thrombotic events, the effect of vitamin K supplementation on the activities of vitamin K dependent procoagulation factors in healthy individuals is not available.

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate whether vitamin K2 supplementation at recommended doses affects the activity of vitamin K dependent procoagulation factors in healthy individuals without any anticoagulation treatment. Read More

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Intramuscular Expression of Plasmid-Encoded FVII-Fc Immunoconjugate for Tumor Immunotherapy by Targeting Tumoral Blood Vessels and Cells.

Front Oncol 2021 24;11:638591. Epub 2021 May 24.

National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Tissue factor (TF) has been confirmed to be specifically expressed by vascular endothelial cells (VECs) in solid tumors and certain types of malignant tumor cells. Coagulation factor VII (FVII) can specifically bind to TF with high affinity, so the FVII-TF interaction provides an ideal target for tumor therapy. Expression of proteins in skeletal muscles is a simple and economical avenue for continuous production of therapeutic molecules. Read More

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Impact of Early, Low-Dose Factor VIIa on Subsequent Transfusions and Length of Stay in Cardiac Surgery.

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2021 Jun 6. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Electronic address:

Objective: Recombinant factor VII (rFVIIa) is used to treat cardiac surgical bleeding in an off-label manner. However, optimal dosing and timing of administration to provide efficacious yet safe outcomes remain unknown.

Design: Retrospective, observational study. Read More

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Color vision disturbances secondary to oral tranexamic acid.

J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open 2021 Jun 29;2(3):e12456. Epub 2021 May 29.

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Lexington Kentucky USA.

Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic commonly used to reduce blood loss due to surgical procedures, heavy menstruation, trauma, bleeding disorders, among other uses. Possible adverse reactions associated with TXA include abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, cerebral thrombosis, dizziness, retinal artery occlusion, chromatopsia, and more. We present a case of acute color vision disturbance developed soon after initiation of oral TXA for epistaxis prophylaxis in the setting of factor VII deficiency. Read More

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Hepatocyte-specific glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency disturbs platelet aggregation and decreases blood monocytes upon fasting-induced hypoglycemia.

Mol Metab 2021 Jun 4;53:101265. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Pediatrics, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objective: Glycogen storage disease type 1a (GSD Ia) is a rare inherited metabolic disorder caused by mutations in the glucose-6-phosphatase (G6PC1) gene. When untreated, GSD Ia leads to severe fasting-induced hypoglycemia. Although current intensive dietary management aims to prevent hypoglycemia, patients still experience hypoglycemic events. Read More

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Roles of single gene in plant hypoxia and pathogen responses.

Plant Signal Behav 2021 Jun 2:1934295. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Key Laboratory for Bio-resources and Eco-environment & State Key Lab of Hydraulics & Mountain River Engineering, College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Hypoxia stress can be caused by submergence or pathogen infection. These two stresses often occur sequentially or at the same time in nature. Therefore, plants have evolved economical and efficient strategies to deal with them, such as "single-gene multi-functions", that is, one gene could play roles in hypoxia or pathogen responses at the corresponding stress. Read More

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A Computer-Based Methodology to Design Non-Standard Peptides Potentially Able to Prevent HOX-PBX1-Associated Cancer Diseases.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 26;22(11). Epub 2021 May 26.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3NB, UK.

In the last decades, HOX proteins have been extensively studied due to their pivotal role in transcriptional events. HOX proteins execute their activity by exploiting a cooperative binding to PBX proteins and DNA. Therefore, an increase or decrease in HOX activity has been associated with both solid and haematological cancer diseases. Read More

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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after COVID-19 Vaccination: In Search of the Underlying Mechanism.

Vaccines (Basel) 2021 May 27;9(6). Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Bialystok, 15-540 Białystok, Poland.

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines brings hope for successful pandemic mitigation and getting the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 under control. The vaccines authorized in Europe displayed a good safety profile in the clinical trials. However, during their post-authorization use, unusual thrombotic events associated with thrombocytopenia have rarely been reported for vector vaccines. Read More

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Impaired Wound Healing, Fibrosis, and Cancer: The Paradigm of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 12;22(10). Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, 233 S. 10th Street, BLSB 406, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.

Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB) is a devastating skin blistering disease caused by mutations in the gene encoding type VII collagen (C7), leading to epidermal fragility, trauma-induced blistering, and long term, hard-to-heal wounds. Fibrosis develops rapidly in RDEB skin and contributes to both chronic wounds, which emerge after cycles of repetitive wound and scar formation, and squamous cell carcinoma-the single biggest cause of death in this patient group. The molecular pathways disrupted in a broad spectrum of fibrotic disease are also disrupted in RDEB, and squamous cell carcinomas arising in RDEB are thus far molecularly indistinct from other sub-types of aggressive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Read More

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Neuritin improves the neurological functional recovery after experimental intracerebral hemorrhage in mice.

Neurobiol Dis 2021 Aug 28;156:105407. Epub 2021 May 28.

Institutes of Brain Science, State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology and School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China. Electronic address:

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) being the most lethal subtype. Neuritin (Nrn) is a neurotropic factor that has been reported to have neuroprotective effects in acute brain and spinal cord injury. However, whether Nrn has a protective role in ICH has not been investigated. Read More

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Comparative hematological profiles for dose-dense vs. regular anthracycline-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy in non-metastatic breast cancer.

Exp Ther Med 2021 Jul 11;22(1):747. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Oncology, 'Victor Babeş' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 300041 Timisoara, Romania.

The aim of the present study was to examine both the feasibility and toxicity of neoadjuvant dose-dense chemotherapy in women with non-metastatic breast cancer. A search within the OncoHelp Association breast cancer database has been performed in order to identify all non-metastatic breast cancer patients who underwent an initial consultation with a medical oncologist between March 2016 and April 2020. The inclusion criteria used were: i) Age, ii) follow-up care obtained at OncoHelp Association, iii) the intent to treat with a neoadjuvant dose-dense anthracycline every two weeks for four cycles (C1-C4) followed by paclitaxel every two weeks for four cycles, with white blood cell growth factor support, and iv) regular anthracycline-based chemotherapy every three weeks for four cycles, followed by paclitaxel every three weeks for four cycles, v) weight, vi) height, vii) Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status, viii) hemoglobin (Hb) level, ix) Platelet count and x) neutrophil count. Read More

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Supportive Hepatocyte Transplantation after Partial Hepatectomy Enhances Liver Regeneration in a Preclinical Pig Model.

Eur Surg Res 2021 May 27:1-10. Epub 2021 May 27.

ReMediES, Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.

Background: Hepatocyte transplantation (HTx) is regarded as a potential treatment modality for various liver diseases including acute liver failure. We developed a preclinical pig model to evaluate if HTx could safely support recovery from liver function impairment after partial hepatectomy.

Methods: Pigs underwent partial hepatectomy with reduction of the liver volume by 50% to induce a transient but significant impairment of liver function. Read More

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