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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730948/nonvitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-versus-warfarin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-previous-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attack-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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George Ntaios, Vasileios Papavasileiou, Hans-Chris Diener, Konstantinos Makaritsis, Patrik Michel
Background In a previous systematic review and meta-analysis, we assessed the efficacy and safety of nonvitamin-K antagonist oral anticoagulants versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation and stroke or transient ischemic attack. Since then, new information became available. Aim The aim of the present work was to update the results of the previous systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods We searched PubMed until 24 August 2016 for randomized controlled trials using the following search items: "atrial fibrillation" and "anticoagulation" and "warfarin" and "previous stroke or transient ischemic attack...
August 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727359/-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#2
Gaia Sirimarco, Lorenz Hirt, Roman Sztajzel, Fabienne Perren
Oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) was the cornerstone of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). This review article presents the state of the art, with regard to the treatment options developed over the past few years, the new oral anticoagulants (NOAC). A search in PubMed for relevant published studies has been performed. Dabigatran and apixaban were superior to warfarin to reduce stroke risk or systemic embolism ; dabigatran, rivaroxaban and edoxaban were non-inferior. All NOAC are globally non-inferior to warfarin for stroke prevention in non-valvular AF and they have a superior safety profile, with a reduced intracranial bleeding risk...
April 26, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725983/dabigatran-and-vitamin-k-antagonists-use-in-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-cross-sectional-study-of-primary-care-based-electronic-health-records
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Bogdan Vlacho, Maria Giner-Soriano, Edurne Zabaleta-Del-Olmo, Albert Roso-Llorach, Ana García-Sangenís, Rosa Morros-Pedrós
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the profile of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who start an anticoagulant treatment after diagnosis with dabigatran and compare it with those who start with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). METHODS: We analysed primary health care-based electronic health records data from 15,075 people with new diagnosis of atrial fibrillation who initiated treatment with dabigatran or VKA spanning 2011-2013. Logistic regression analysis for determination of factors associated with initiation of dabigatran was performed...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724836/prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-vitamin-k-antagonist-associated-intracranial-hemorrhage%C3%A3-global-evidence-and-the-japanese-perspective
#4
Masahiro Yasaka, Andres Brainsky, Kazunori Toyoda
Patients receiving vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are at increased risk of bleeding. Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in this population, and is a particular concern among Japanese clinicians, given reports of an elevated risk of this bleeding type in patients of Asian ethnicity. Patients with VKA-associated ICH require rapid international normalized ratio (INR) reversal, and treatment guidelines suggest the use of prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) or plasma for this purpose...
July 19, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720644/effects-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-versus-warfarin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-valvular-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
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Kuo-Li Pan, Daniel E Singer, Bruce Ovbiagele, Yi-Ling Wu, Mohamed A Ahmed, Meng Lee
BACKGROUND: The original non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) trials in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) enrolled patients with native valve pathologies. The object of this study was to quantify the benefit-risk profiles of NOACs versus warfarin in AF patients with native valvular heart disease (VHD). METHODS AND RESULTS: Trials were identified by exhaustive literature search. Trial data were combined using inverse variance weighting to produce a meta-analytic summary hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) of efficacy and safety of NOACs versus warfarin...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719459/coagulation-management-in-patients-undergoing-neurosurgical-procedures
#6
Chiara Robba, Rita Bertuetti, Frank Rasulo, Alessando Bertuccio, Basil Matta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of coagulation in neurosurgical procedures is challenging. In this contest, it is imperative to avoid further intracranial bleeding. Perioperative bleeding can be associated with a number of factors, including anticoagulant drugs and coagulation status but is also linked to the characteristic and the site of the intracranial disorder. The aim of this review will be to focus primarily on the new evidence regarding the management of coagulation in patients undergoing craniotomy for neurosurgical procedures...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716164/collagen-matrix-as-an-inlay-in-endoscopic-skull-base-reconstruction
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G M Oakley, J M Christensen, M Winder, B P Jonker, A Davidson, T Steel, C Teo, R J Harvey
BACKGROUND: Multi-layer reconstruction has become standard in endoscopic skull base surgery. The inlay component used can vary among autografts, allografts, xenografts and synthetics, primarily based on surgeon preference. The short- and long-term outcomes of collagen matrix in skull base reconstruction are described. METHODS: A case series of patients who underwent endoscopic skull base reconstruction with collagen matrix inlay were assessed. Immediate peri-operative outcomes (cerebrospinal fluid leak, meningitis, ventriculitis, intracranial bleeding, epistaxis, seizures) and delayed complications (delayed healing, meningoencephalocele, prolapse of reconstruction, delayed cerebrospinal fluid leak, ascending meningitis) were examined...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716153/a-nested-mechanistic-sub-study-into-the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-versus-placebo-on-intracranial-haemorrhage-and-cerebral-ischaemia-in-isolated-traumatic-brain-injury-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-crash-3-trial-intracranial-bleeding-mechanistic
#8
Abda Mahmood, Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid prevents blood clots from breaking down and reduces bleeding. However, it is uncertain whether tranexamic acid is effective in traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial is a randomised controlled trial that will examine the effect of tranexamic acid (versus placebo) on death and disability in 13,000 patients with traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial hypothesizes that tranexamic acid will reduce intracranial haemorrhage, which will reduce the risk of death...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715363/decompressive-craniectomy-vs-craniotomy-only-for-intracranial-hemorrhage-evacuation-a-propensity-matched-study
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Faisal Jehan, Asad Azim, Peter Rhee, Muhammad Khan, Lynn Gries, Terence OʼKeeffe, Narong Kulvatunyou, Andrew Tang, Bellal Joseph
BACKGROUND: Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is often performed in conjunction with evacuation of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) to control intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The efficacy of DC in lowering ICP is well established, however, its effect on clinical outcomes remains controversial. The aim of our study is to assess outcomes in TBI patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy (DC) vs. craniotomy only (CO) for the evacuation of intracranial hemorrhage...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708652/clinical-application-of-multimodal-neuronavigation-system-in-neuroendoscope-assisted-skull-base-chordoma-resection
#10
Xin Wang, Long Li, Yibao Wang, Jinqu Hu, Jinpeng Zhou, Zhitao Jing, Anhua Wu
Skull base chordoma is a rare tumor arising from embryonic remnants of the notochord with invasive potential. Due to the destruction of osseous landmarks and invasion of surrounding structures, surgical resection is challenging. The authors explored the clinical value of a multimodal neuronavigation system in skull base chordoma resection using a neuroendoscope. Between January 2012 and January 2016, the authors utilized neuroendoscopy to excise skull base chordoma in 93 patients. The authors performed 45 operations assisted by multimodal neuronavigation (neuronavigation group) and 48 without intraoperative imaging guidance (control group)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704210/factor-xiii-deficiency-in-south-of-tunisia
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Ines Maaloul, Moez Medhaffer, Nacim Louhichi, Imen Krichen, Sofien Alibi, Sana Kmiha, Hajer Aloulou, Faiza Fakhfakh, Moez Elloumi, Choumous Kallel, Mongia Hachicha
: Factor XIII deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of hemostasis characterized by a plasmatic factor XIII level less than 1% in homozygote and bleeding as of the youth. The aim of the study is to describe the clinical features and the outcome of the patients and to determine molecular characteristics. A retrospective study, was conducted on seven patients with factor XIII deficiency in the department of hematology and pediatrics, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia during the period of 14 years (2001-2014)...
July 12, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701668/effects-of-smoking-on-ischemic-stroke-intracranial-hemorrhage-and-coronary-artery-events-in-japanese-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Shinya Suzuki, Takayuki Otsuka, Koichi Sagara, Hiroaki Semba, Hiroto Kano, Shunsuke Matsuno, Hideaki Takai, Yuko Kato, Tokuhisa Uejima, Yuji Oikawa, Kazuyuki Nagashima, Hajime Kirigaya, Junji Yajima, Takashi Kunihara, Hitoshi Sawada, Tadanori Aizawa, Takeshi Yamashita
The effects of smoking on the prognosis of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients are unclear.The Shinken Database 2004-11 (n = 17,517) includes all new patients visiting the Cardiovascular Institute between June 2004 and March 2012. Among these cases, 2,102 NVAF patients were identified. The effects of smoking on ischemic stroke (IS), intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), and coronary artery events including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) were analyzed. Smokers were younger and had lower risk profiles compared with non-smokers...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700711/non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-are-non-inferior-for-stroke-prevention-but-cause-fewer-major-bleedings-than-well-managed-warfarin-a-retrospective-register-study
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Vilhelm Sjögren, Björn Byström, Henrik Renlund, Peter J Svensson, Jonas Oldgren, Bo Norrving, Anders Själander
BACKGROUND: For patients with atrial fibrillation, non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants, or NOACs (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, edoxaban, and apixaban) have been proven non-inferior or superior to warfarin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism, and in risk of haemorrhage. In the pivotal NOAC studies, quality of warfarin treatment was poor with mean time in therapeutic range (TTR) 55-65%, compared with ≥70% in Swedish clinical practice. METHODS: We compared NOACs (as a group) to warfarin in non-valvular atrial fibrillation, studying all 12,694 patients starting NOAC treatment within the Swedish clinical register and dosing system Auricula, from July 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014, and matching them to 36,317 patients starting warfarin using propensity scoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698258/comparison-of-fatal-or-irreversible-events-with-extended-duration-betrixaban-versus-standard-dose-enoxaparin-in-acutely-ill-medical-patients-an-apex-trial-substudy
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C Michael Gibson, Serge Korjian, Gerald Chi, Yazan Daaboul, Purva Jain, Douglas Arbetter, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Russel Hull, Adrian F Hernandez, Renato D Lopes, Alex Gold, Alexander T Cohen, Robert A Harrington
BACKGROUND: Extended-duration betrixaban showed a significant reduction in venous thromboembolism in the APEX trial (Acute Medically Ill VTE Prevention With Extended Duration Betrixaban Study). Given the variable clinical impact of different efficacy and safety events, one approach to assess net clinical outcomes is to include only those events that are either fatal or cause irreversible harm. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a post hoc analysis of the APEX trial-a multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial comparing extended-duration betrixaban versus standard-of-care enoxaparin...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696502/linking-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-with-anorectal-hemorrhoids-a-clinical-and-anatomical-review
#15
REVIEW
Joshua A Cuoco, Christopher L Hoehmann, Kyle Hitscherich, Sherry M Zakhary, Joerg R Leheste, German Torres
Patients who harbor brain arteriovenous malformations are at risk for intracranial hemorrhage. These malformations are often seen in inherited vascular diseases such as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. However, malformations within the brain also sporadically occur without a hereditary-coding component. Here, we review recent insights into the pathophysiology of arteriovenous malformations, in particular, certain signaling pathways that might underlie endothelial cell pathology. To better interpret the origins, determinants and consequences of brain arteriovenous malformations, we present a clinical case to illustrate the phenotypic landscape of the disease...
July 11, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693366/idarucizumab-for-dabigatran-reversal-full-cohort-analysis
#16
Charles V Pollack, Paul A Reilly, Joanne van Ryn, John W Eikelboom, Stephan Glund, Richard A Bernstein, Robert Dubiel, Menno V Huisman, Elaine M Hylek, Chak-Wah Kam, Pieter W Kamphuisen, Jörg Kreuzer, Jerrold H Levy, Gordon Royle, Frank W Sellke, Joachim Stangier, Thorsten Steiner, Peter Verhamme, Bushi Wang, Laura Young, Jeffrey I Weitz
Background Idarucizumab, a monoclonal antibody fragment, was developed to reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran. Methods We performed a multicenter, prospective, open-label study to determine whether 5 g of intravenous idarucizumab would be able to reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in patients who had uncontrolled bleeding (group A) or were about to undergo an urgent procedure (group B). The primary end point was the maximum percentage reversal of the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran within 4 hours after the administration of idarucizumab, on the basis of the diluted thrombin time or ecarin clotting time...
July 11, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692106/haemostasis-biomarkers-and-risk-of-intracerebral-haemorrhage-in-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
#17
Neil Zakai, Nels C Olson, Suzanne E Judd, Dawn O Kleindorfer, Brett M Kissela, George Howard, Mary Cushman
Pathologic alterations in haemostasis cause bleeding disorders, but it is unknown if variation within the normal range relates to intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) risk. It was our objective to assess the prospective associations of haemostasis biomarkers with ICH risk. The REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study (REGARDS) recruited 30,239 U. S. individuals aged ≥45 years. ICH was ascertained through biannual telephone contact and review of deaths followed by medical record evaluation...
July 6, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684918/genotype-and-phenotype-correlation-in-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-neonatal-factor-vii-deficiency-among-thai-children
#18
Chanchai Traivaree, Chalinee Monsereenusorn, Arunotai Meekaewkunchorn, Premsak Laoyookhong, Saranya Suwansingh, Boonchai Boonyawat
Congenital factor VII (FVII) deficiency is a rare inherited coagulopathy. The clinical manifestations and clinical findings vary widely, ranging from asymptomatic to life-threatening bleeding, including intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), with prolonged prothrombin time, normal partial thromboplastin time and normal platelet counts, which are confirmed by the low level of FVII assay. Treatment consists of fresh frozen plasma (FFP), prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs), and recombinant activated FVII to treat bleeding and prophylactic therapy...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683728/post-operative-re-bleeding-in-patients-with-hypertensive-ich-is-closely-associated-with-the-ct-blend-sign
#19
Guofeng Wu, Zhengkui Shen, Likun Wang, Shujie Sun, Jinbiao Luo, Yuanhong Mao
BACKGROUNDS: Intracranial post-operative re-haemorrhage is an important complication in patients with hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). The purpose of the present study was to determine the value of the computed tomography (CT) blend sign in predicting post-operative re-haemorrhage in patients with ICH. METHODS: A total of 126 patients with ICH were included in the present study. All the patients underwent standard stereotactic minimally invasive surgery(MIS) to remove the ICH within 24 h following admission...
July 6, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682563/-non-vitamin-k-dependent-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Luca Di Lullo, Vincenzo Barbera, Antonio Bellasi, Mario Cozzolino, Domenico Russo, Giovanni Otranto, Francesca Santoboni, Claudio Ronco
Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents the most common arrhythmia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). As in the general population, AF is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolism and stroke, according to progressive decline of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). However, CKD patients, especially those on renal replacement therapy (RRT), also exhibit an increased risk of bleeding, especially from the gastrointestinal tract. Oral anticoagulation is the most effective form of thromboprophylaxis in patients with AF presenting increased risk of stroke...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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