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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645996/treatment-of-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-morbidly-obese-patient
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Viviene Heitlage, Mary Beth Borgstadt, Lisa Carlson
PURPOSE: A case highlighting challenges with enoxaparin dosage and monitoring in obese patients is presented. SUMMARY: A morbidly obese 22-year-old Caucasian female (height, 168 cm; weight, 322 kg; body mass index [BMI], 114 kg/m(2)) who presented to the emergency department with acute-onset dyspnea and hypoxia was empirically initiated on enoxaparin for suspected pulmonary embolism at the institution's standard maximum dosage (160 mg subcutaneously every 12 hours)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640782/perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-a-review
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Ronald J Gordon, Frederick W Lombard
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem in the perioperative period, increasing patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. It is also considered the most preventable of the major postoperative complications. Despite widespread adoption of prophylaxis guidelines, it appears that morbidity from the disease has not substantially changed within the past 2 decades. It is becoming clear that current prophylaxis efforts are not sufficient. Using more potent anticoagulants may decrease the incidence of VTE, but increase the risk for bleeding and infection...
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637842/thromboembolism-in-active-ulcerative-colitis
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Ian Y Goh, Stefan Saric, Paul Leschke, Mark McFarlane, Pankaj K Jha
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has a range of both intestinal and extraintestinal manifestations. Thromboembolism involving the arterial and/or venous systems is rare. Early recognition and treatment of thrombosis in patients with IBD may prevent progression and minimise complications. However, clear guidelines on the duration of treatment and indications for primary prophylaxis need to be established. We report a case of a young patient with ulcerative colitis, who developed multiple site arterial and venous thrombosis, all occurring within short intervals of each other...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634095/comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-of-drug-prophylaxis-for-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Guy Cafri, Elizabeth W Paxton, Yuexin Chen, Craig T Cheetham, Michael K Gould, Janet Sluggett, Stefano A Bini, Monti Khatod
BACKGROUND: Rates of venous thromboembolism in contemporary studies of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have been reported to be as high as 3.5%. Although drug prophylaxis is effective, the best option among these regimens is not well established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness and safety of aspirin, low-molecular-weight heparin, synthetic pentasaccharide factor Xa inhibitors, and vitamin K antagonist. METHODS: Data were from a US total joint replacement registry, with 30,499 patients receiving unilateral TKA from May 16, 2006, to December 31, 2013...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623568/evaluation-of-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-a-major-hospital-in-a-developing-country
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Lubna Gharaibeh, Hanan Sartawi, Diana Ayyad, Tareq Juma, Kamal Albassoumi, Enas Ismail
Background Venous thromboembolism is the most common preventable cause of hospital death. Despite that, there is still a large gap between what we know about venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and what is happening in current practice. Objective To evaluate VTE prophylaxis in Al-Basheer hospital and assess the extent of agreement of physicians' practice with the guidelines. Setting Al-Basheer governmental hospital in Jordan between January 2016 and June 2016. Method In this cross-sectional observational study, patients were randomly selected from medical and surgical wards...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616434/developing-an-economic-case-of-clinical-pharmacists-interventions-on-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-through-service-evaluation
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Eun Hee Lee, Victoria Bray, Robert Horne
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) has become a huge health problem as well as a financial burden for the National Health Service. The objective of this study was to characterize current practice of VTE prophylaxis (VTEP) and evaluate the economic impact of clinical pharmacists' interventions (CPIs) on VTEP. METHODS: A prospective service evaluation was conducted in a medical and surgical ward at a tertiary teaching hospital in London from 23 May to 08 June 2016...
April 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610546/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Raveena Ravikumar, Katherine J Williams, Adarsh Babber, Hayley M Moore, Tristan Ra Lane, Joseph Shalhoub, Alun H Davies
Objective Venous thromboembolism, encompassing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, affecting one in 1000 adults per year. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is the transcutaneous application of electrical impulses to elicit muscle contraction, preventing venous stasis. This review aims to investigate the evidence underlying the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in thromboprophylaxis. Methods The Medline and Embase databases were systematically searched, adhering to PRISMA guidelines, for articles relating to electrical stimulation and thromboprophylaxis...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608277/-oral-anticoagulation-using-coumarins-an-update
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Christoph Sucker, Jens Litmathe
Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) are used for the prophylaxis and treatment of thrombotic and thromboembolic events. Most important indications are venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, and mechanical heart-valve replacement. Hence they are from high relevance for the neurologist and his daily praxis in cardio-neurological routine. Here, we give an overview about VKA with focus on mode of action, indications and efficacy, practical aspects of treatment, side effects, and monitoring.
June 12, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599392/the-laboratory-control-of-anticoagulant-thromboprophylaxis-during-the-early-postpartum-period-after-cesarean-delivery
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Ekaterina M Koltsova, Anna N Balandina, Konstantin I Grischuk, Margarita A Shpilyuk, Elena A Seregina, Natalia M Dashkevich, Alexander V Poletaev, Alexey V Pyregov, Gennady T Sukhih, Ilya I Serebriyskiy, Fazly I Ataullakhanov
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after cesarean section is up to 0.6%, and the widespread use of cesarean section draws attention to this group. The dosage and duration of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) prophylaxis after delivery is estimated by anamnestic risk-scales; however, the predictive potency for an individual patient's risk can be low. Laboratory hemostasis assays are expected to solve this problem. The aim of this study was to estimate the potency of tests to reflect the coagulation state of patients receiving LMWH in the early postpartum period...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598908/the-rate-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-doubles-in-trauma-patients-with-hypercoagulable-thromboelastography
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Jason B Brill, Jayraan Badiee, Ashley L Zander, James D Wallace, Paul R Lewis, Michael J Sise, Vishal Bansal, Steven R Shackford
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in trauma can occur in patients at low risk. Conventional coagulation tests do not predict VTE. Studies investigating thromboelastography (TEG) for VTE risk are conflicting and have not included routine surveillance to detect deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We undertook a prospective study of TEG to evaluate its utility in predicting VTE. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study on all adult trauma patients admitted to our level I trauma center from 2013 to 2015...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595688/the-efficacy-of-dextran-40-as-a-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-strategy-in-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
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R Sleightholm, D Watley, S Wahlmeier, A Patel, J M Foster
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May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594721/analysis-of-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-chronic-ulcerative-colitis-is-it-the-disease-or-the-operation
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Nicholas P McKenna, Kevin T Behm, Daniel S Ubl, Amy E Glasgow, Kellie L Mathis, John H Pemberton, Elizabeth B Habermann, Robert R Cima
BACKGROUND: Patients with IBD have a higher baseline risk of venous thromboembolism, which further increases with surgery. Therefore, extended venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis has been suggested in certain high-risk cohorts. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the underlying diagnosis, operative procedure, or both influence the incidence of postoperative venous thromboembolism. DESIGN: This was a retrospective review...
July 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594049/venous-thromboembolism-past-present-and-future
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Sam Schulman, Walter Ageno, Stavros V Konstantinides
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), the third most frequent acute cardiovascular syndrome, is associated with a considerable disease burden which continues to grow along with the longer life expectancy of the population worldwide. In the past century, parenteral heparin prophylaxis was established for hospitalised patients at elevated risk of VTE. More recently, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) with a direct inhibiting effect on factor Xa or thrombin, underwent extensive testing in clinical trials and have been approved for patients undergoing hip or knee replacement...
June 8, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590256/thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-laparoscopic-surgery-for-gynecologic-benign-diseases-results-of-a-single-center-experience-in-922-procedures
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Emanuele Sturlese, Onofrio Triolo, Roberta Grasso, Antonio Simone Laganà, Annalisa Retto, Diego Rossetti, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Giuseppe Sarpietro, Rosanna De Dominici
AIM: The aim of this study is to assess the role of preoperative evaluation risk for venous tromboembolism (VTE) in patients submitted to laparoscopic surgery for gynecologic benign diseases. METHODS: Date from nine hundred twenty-two women affected by adnexal benign diseases treated with laparoscopic procedures were collected and included in this study. VTE risk was assessed by "on line Caprini score calculator". Patients with one or more negative risk factors for Caprini's score underwent to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis (VTP)...
June 8, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583301/the-toronto-thromboprophylaxis-patient-safety-initiative-topps-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Artemis Diamantouros, Alex Kiss, Tina Papastavros, David U, Merrick Zwarenstein, William H Geerts
BACKGROUND: Although venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most common and most preventable complications of hospital stay, review of the literature demonstrates large evidence-care gaps for VTE prevention. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine if a multi-component quality improvement (QI) strategy, including the support of hospital leadership, use of order sets, audit and feedback, and active pharmacy involvement, could increase the use of appropriate thromboprophylaxis in patients hospitalized for hip fracture surgery (HFS), major general surgery (MGS) and acute medical illness (MED)...
May 27, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579397/meta-analysis-of-heparin-therapy-for-preventing-venous-thromboembolism-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Yang Liu, Hong Xu, Feifei Liu, Zenghui Lv, Shunli Kan, Guangzhi Ning, Shiqing Feng
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent complication in patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI) and may have serious consequences. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of heparin and low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) venous thromboprophylaxis in patients with acute SCI. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE and the Cochrane library were searched from January 1980 to August 2016. The primary outcome was the incidence of VTE. Secondary outcomes included the incidences of Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and major bleeding...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576250/patient-safety-in-burn-care-application-of-evidence-based-medicine-to-improve-outcomes
#17
REVIEW
Elizabeth L Dale, Charles Scott Hultman
This article reviews 5 areas in burn care that increasingly use evidence-based medicine to optimize quality and safety: resuscitation protocols, transfusion practices, vascular access, venous thromboembolic prophylaxis, and rational use of antibiotics.
July 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576246/venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-thermal-injury-a-review-of-risk-assessment-tools-and-current-knowledge-on-the-effectiveness-and%C3%A2-risks-of-mechanical-and-chemical-prophylaxis
#18
REVIEW
Christopher J Pannucci, Andrea T Obi, Benjamin H Timmins, Amalia L Cochran
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be a life-threatening or limb-threatening complication of thermal injury. The severity of burn injury can be used to predict VTE risk among patients with thermal injury, and a weighted risk-stratification tool has been developed. This article reviews the incidence, diagnosis, and management of thromboembolic events in patients with burns. The article particularly focuses on identifying those patients who are at highest risk for VTE and provides recommendations on mechanical and chemical prophylaxis...
July 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569372/venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-after-tka-aspirin-warfarin-enoxaparin-or-factor-xa-inhibitors
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Abiram Bala, James I Huddleston, Stuart B Goodman, William J Maloney, Derek F Amanatullah
BACKGROUND: There is considerable debate regarding the ideal agent for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis after TKA. Numerous studies and meta-analyses have yet to provide a clear answer and often omit one or more of the commonly used agents such as aspirin, warfarin, enoxaparin, and factor Xa inhibitors. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Using a large database analysis, we asked: (1) What are the differences in VTE incidence in primary TKA after administration of aspirin, warfarin, enoxaparin, or factor Xa inhibitors? (2) What are the differences in bleeding risk among these four agents? (3) How has use of these agents changed with time? METHODS: We queried a combined Humana and Medicare database between 2007 and Quarter 1 of 2016, and identified all primary TKAs performed using ICD-9 and Current Procedural Terminology codes...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557893/prophylaxis-for-venous-thromboembolism
#20
Kiet Ma, Sulaiman Alhassan, Rihab Sharara, Meilin Young, Anil C Singh, Eric Bihler
Venous thromboembolisms are major risk factors for many of our hospitalized patients. These events, however, can be prevented with prophylactic measurements when administered appropriately and on a timely basis. As patients are admitted, discharged, transferred, and scheduled for procedures on an hourly basis, anticoagulation and deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis are held or discontinued in anticipation for possible procedures. This results in delay of care and intervals where patients may not be covered with any prophylactic measurements...
July 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
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