Vacis Tatarūnas

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UNLABELLED A clinical effect of warfarin depends on highly polymorphic drug-metabolizing (CYP2C9) and drug-target (VKORC1) enzymes. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of CYP2C9*2, CYP2C9*3, and VKORC1 (G-1639A) polymorphisms on the variability of warfarin dosage requirements in Lithuanian patients after heart valve replacement. (More)
The dosage of warfarin is restricted due to its narrow therapeutic index, so, the required dose must be adapted individually to each patient. Variations in warfarin dosage are influenced by genetic factors, the changes in patient diet, anthropometric and clinical parameters. To determine whether VKORC1 G3730A and CYP4F2 G1347A genotypes contribute to(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) degrades extracellular matrix and may lead to development of dilatative pathology of ascending thoracic aorta. Expression of MMP-3 depends upon the 5A/6A polymorphism in the promoter region. An increased number of 5A alleles leads to high expression of MMP-3. Thus, objective of the study was to determine whether the 5A/6A(More)
AIM To determine the main clinical and genetic factors having impact on early coronary stent thrombosis. MATERIALS & METHODS Genotyping of CYP2C19*2, *17 and CYP4F2*3 in patients with (n = 31) and without stent thrombosis (n = 456) was performed. Clinical and genetic data were analyzed by binary logistic regression. RESULTS Smoking (OR: 0.317; 95% CI:(More)
Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel is used to lower the risk of arterial thrombosis. However, this strategy is not always successful owing to high interindividual variability in response to antiplatelet therapy. To evaluate an impact of CYP2C19 G681A and CYP4F2 G1347A polymorphisms and clinical factors on dual antiplatelet effect of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Recent studies have shown that, after heart valve surgery, patients may require a more precise warfarin dosage than their non-surgical counterparts. The study aim was to analyze the influence of certain clinical factors and CYP2C9 and VKORC1 gene polymorphisms on the efficacy of initiation of warfarin treatment in patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Data on the impact of PAI-1-675 4G/5G genotype for fibrinolysis during myocardial infarction are inconsistent. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association of clinical and genetic (PAI-1-675 4G/5G polymorphism) factors with coronary artery occlusion in patients with myocardial infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS PAI-1-675 4G/5G detection(More)
AIM To determine clinically significant factors which may alter the effect of dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and ticagrelor or clopidogrel in patients who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention and stent implantation. MATERIALS & METHODS The study included 378 patients. All the patients had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention(More)
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