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Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis

Molly Howard, Andrew Lipshutz, Breanne Roess, Emily Hawes, Zachariah Deyo, Jena Ivey Burkhart, Stephan Moll, Betsy Bryant Shilliday
Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) require specific dosing and monitoring to ensure safe and appropriate use. The purpose of this evaluation was to identify patient- and process-related factors that correlate with increased risk of inappropriate prescribing of DOACs. A retrospective chart review was conducted in three outpatient clinics within an academic medical center to identify patients started on DOAC therapy and evaluate the appropriateness of DOAC initiation. Data collected included patient demographics, DOAC medication initiated, dose, indication, baseline laboratory values, concomitant medications, type and specialty of prescriber, and initiation setting...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Jason Suh, Amishi Desai, Anish Desai, Josephine Dela Cruz, Anusiyanthan Mariampillai, Alexander Hindenburg
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains the number one preventable cause of hospital acquired mortality and morbidity. Each year, more than 12 million patients are at risk for VTE. The delivery of appropriate and timely VTE prophylaxis is still suboptimal in many healthcare institutions and can lead to increased readmissions, morbidity, as well as costs. To clarify this issue further, we performed a retrospective case control study at our institution to determine if poor adherence to the VTE prophylaxis guidelines could lead to an increase in VTE events...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Koroush Khalighi, Gang Cheng, Seyedabbas Mirabbasi, Bahar Khalighi, Yin Wu, Wuqiang Fan
Warfarin therapy is complicated by its large inter-individual and intra-individual variability. Both genetic and non-genetic factors can affect warfarin therapy. This study aims to investigate the allele distribution of VKORC1, CYP2C9 and CYP2C19, contribution of different allele variants and possible gene-gene interaction on warfarin therapy. Four hundreds and ninety-two patients were enrolled and single nucleotide polymorphisms for vitamin K epoxide reductase complex subunit 1 (VKORC1), cytochrome P450 CYP2C9 and cytochrome P450 CYP2C19 were genotyped...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Chrisanna Dobrowolski, Edward G Clark, Manish M Sood
The worldwide prevalence of chronic kidney disease is 10-15 % of the adult population, is rising and increases susceptibility to venous thromboembolism (VTE). In this narrative review we discuss the underlying evidence behind the association of VTE/CKD and examine the role of worsening CKD stage, proteinuria, and the risk of recurrent VTE. As CKD may alter therapeutic options we discuss the role of emerging therapies, the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOAC), in the treatment of VTE.
October 13, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Jessica W Skelley, C Whitney White, Angela R Thomason
To review the use of the direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) agents in inherited thrombophilia based on the literature. MEDLINE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, and Google Scholar searches (1970-May 2016) were conducted for case reports, case series, retrospective cohorts, or clinical trials using the key words: protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin deficiency, activated protein C resistance, Factor V Leiden, hypercoagulable, NOACs, dabigatran, apixaban, rivaroxaban, betrixaban, edoxaban, Xa inhibitor, direct thrombin inhibitor...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Dong Jia, Xiao-Ming Zhou, Gang Hou
To evaluate the feasibility and the efficacy of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in differentiating acute pulmonary embolism (PE) patients with or without right ventricular dysfunction and to evaluate the severity of right ventricular dysfunction in acute PE patients with CPTA. We retrospectively collected and measured the following parameters: right ventricular diameter by short axis in the axial plane (RVDaxial), left ventricular diameter by short axis in the axial plane (LVDaxial), right ventricular diameter by level on the reconstructed four-chamber views (RVD4-CH), left ventricular diameter by level on the reconstructed four-chamber views (LVD4-CH), main pulmonary artery diameter (MPAD), ascending aorta diameter (AOD), coronary sinus diameter (CSD), superior vena cava diameter (SVCD), inferior vena cava (IVC) reflux and interventricular septum deviation by CTPA, and we calculated the RVDaxial/LVDaxial, RVD4-CH/LVD4-CH and MPAD/AOD ratios in acute PE patients...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Cristhiam M Rojas-Hernandez, Thein Hlaing Oo, Herney Andrés García-Perdomo
Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in cancer patients can result from tumor bleeding and from antitumor and anticoagulation therapy. The effect of anticoagulation on the incidence of ICH in cancer patients has not been quantified. Our objective was to determine the risk of intracranial hemorrhage associated with anticoagulation therapy for cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE). Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing the safety of anticoagulation therapy in patients with cancer-associated VTE...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Surachai Kotirum, Bunchai Chongmelaxme, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
To analyze the cost-utility of oral dabigatran etexilate, enoxaparin sodium injection, and no intervention for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis after total hip or knee replacement (THR/TKR) surgery among Thai patients. A cost-utility analysis using a decision tree model was conducted using societal and healthcare payers' perspectives to simulate relevant costs and health outcomes covering a 3-month time horizon. Costs were adjusted to year 2014. The willingness-to-pay threshold of THB 160,000 (USD 4926) was used...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Manuel Cappellari, Paolo Bovi
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October 3, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
David J Seiffge, Christopher Traenka, Alexandros Polymeris, Lisa Hert, Urs Fisch, Nils Peters, Gian Marco De Marchis, Raphael Guzman, Christian H Nickel, Philipp A Lyrer, Leo H Bonati, Dimitrios Tsakiris, Stefan Engelter
Plasma levels of Rivaroxaban (RivLev) might be useful to guide therapeutic decisions in patients with acute stroke under Rivaroxaban. A prerequisite for the potential clinical usefulness is their rapid availability in emergency situations. Single-center explorative analysis from the Novel-Oral-Anticoagulants-in-Stroke-Patients-registry (NOACISP, We included consecutive patients with acute ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke under Rivaroxaban (last intake <48 h) in which RivLev determined by an automated anti-factor Xa-based chromogenic assay (Hyphen-Biomed, France) are available...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Simon Mantha, Eva Laube, Yimei Miao, Debra M Sarasohn, Rekha Parameswaran, Samantha Stefanik, Gagandeep Brar, Patrick Samedy, Jonathan Wills, Stephen Harnicar, Gerald A Soff
Low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) has been the standard of care for treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer. Rivaroxaban was approved in 2012 for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but no prior studies have been reported specifically evaluating the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban for cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT). Under a Quality Assessment Initiative (QAI), we established a Clinical Pathway to guide rivaroxaban use for CAT and now report a validation analysis of our first 200 patients...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Yee Cheng Lau, Qinmei Xiong, Andrew D Blann, Gregory Y H Lip
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease are closely related, and any associated risk of stroke and thromboembolism due to AF is increased by concurrent renal dysfunction. The mechanism(s) for this include abnormalities in platelets and endothelial cells. We hypothesized relationships between levels of circulating platelet microparticles (PMPs, defined by CD42b), soluble P selectin (both reflecting platelet activation), soluble E-selectin (reflecting endothelial activation) and endothelial/platelet microparticles (EPMPs, defined by CD31) with progressive renal dysfunction...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Charlotte H So, Mark H Eckman
The combined use of aspirin and oral anticoagulant therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD) has been questioned due to an increased risk of major bleeding with little to no benefit in preventing ischemic events. (1) To better understand patterns and indications for combined antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy and identify patients who might reasonably be treated with oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy alone. (2) To perform an updated literature review regarding the use of combined antiplatelet and OAC therapy in patients with AF and stable CAD...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Rodney D Averett, David G Norton, Natalie K Fan, Manu O Platt
Sickle cell disease is a single point mutation disease that is known to alter the coagulation system, leading to hypercoagulable plasma conditions. These hypercoagulable conditions can lead to complications in the vasculature, caused by fibrin clots that form undesirably. There is a need to understand the morphology and structure of fibrin clots from patients with sickle cell disease, as this could lead to further discovery of treatments and life-saving therapies. In this work, a computational imaging analysis method is presented to evaluate fibrin agglomeration in the presence of erythrocytes (RBCs) homozygous for the sickle cell mutation (SS)...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Samim Emet, Ali Elitok, Imran Onur, Mehmet Kocaaga, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Huseyin Oflaz, Berrin Umman, Aytac Oncul, Zehra Bugra, Kamil Adalet, Fehmi Mercanoglu
Angiogenesis and arteriogenesis have a crucial role in the formation of coronary collateral vessels. It has been shown that endocan and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) are potential angiogenetic factors. We investigated the relationship between serum endocan levels and grade of coronary collaterals, and also the correlation of endocan levels with serum VCAM-1 levels. Patients with stable angina and at least one total coronary occlusion at invasive coronary angiography were included in our study. Collateral degree was graded according to Rentrop and Cohen's classification...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Tiraje Celkan
Plasminogen plays an important role in fibrinolysis as well as wound healing, cell migration, tissue modeling and angiogenesis. Congenital plasminogen deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that leads to the development of thick, wood-like pseudomembranes on mucosal surfaces, mostly seen in conjunctivas named as ''ligneous conjunctivitis''. Local conjunctival use of fresh frozen plazma (FFP) in combination with other eye medications such as cyclosporin and artificial tear drops may relieve the symptoms...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Eric M Fountain, Maggie C Moses, Lawrence P Park, Christopher W Woods, Gowthami M Arepally
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common cause of nosocomial diarrhea and colitis. The incidence and prognostic significance of thrombocytopenia as related to mode of acquisition (hospital vs. community), NAP1/027 strain, and disease severity has not been examined. We performed a single-institution retrospective analysis of all adult inpatients from 2013 to 2014 diagnosed with CDI during their hospitalization to document the incidence/prevalence of thrombocytopenia and associated outcomes. Severe disease was defined by a composite endpoint of inpatient death, death within 30 days of discharge, presence of septic shock, or need for colectomy during hospitalization...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Fabio Marsico, Milena Cecere, Antonio Parente, Stefania Paolillo, Fabiana de Martino, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Bruno Trimarco, Pasquale Perrone Filardi
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and predisposes to an increased risk of thromboembolic events. Patients affected by AF exhibit an increased risk of stroke compared with those in sinus rhythm, with the most common location of thrombi in the left atrial appendage. Until 2009, warfarin and other vitamin K antagonists were the only class of oral anticoagulants available. More recently, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban have been approved by regulatory authorities for prevention of stroke in patients with non-valvular AF...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Anwar Al-Awadhi, Adekunle Adekile, Rajaa Marouf
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a severe form of hemolytic anemia characterized by chronic hemolysis and is associated with increased thrombotic risk. Elevated von Willebrand factor (vWF) levels in SCD have been attributed to increased secretion and impaired processing by its cleaving protease ADAMTS-13. In this study we measured vWF and ADAMTS-13 antigen and activity levels in our SCD patients. Hematological and biochemical parameters for 59 SCD patients (20 children and 39 adults) were analyzed and compared to 59 age- and sex-matched controls...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Barbara Grabowska-Fudala, Krystyna Jaracz, Krystyna Górna, Jan Jaracz, Radosław Kaźmierski
The aims of this study were to examine prospectively the course of neurological and functional recovery and health related quality of life (HRQoL) in ischaemic stroke patients after intravenous thrombolysis, to assess the 1-year outcome and to determine the early predictors. A group of 53 consecutive patients were assessed at admission to the acute stroke unit (T0), before their discharge (T1), and at 3 (T2) and 12 (T3) months after hospital discharge. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), the Barthel Index (BI) and the Stroke Specific Quality of Life Scale (SSQoL) were used to evaluate stroke severity, functional disability and health related quality of life (HRQoL)...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
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