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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913590/challenges-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Annemarie E Fogerty
Thrombotic complications in pregnancy represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a primary hypercoagulable state due to enhanced production of clotting factors, a decrease in protein S activity, and inhibition of fibrinolysis. These physiologic changes will yield a collective rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of about 1-2 in 1000 pregnancies for the general obstetric population, which represents a five- to tenfold increased risk in pregnancy compared to age-matched non-pregnant peers...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904659/-pulmonary-embolism-at-the-university-hospital-campus-of-lome-togo-a-retrospective-study-about-51-cases
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Soulemane Pessinaba, Yaovi Dodzi Molba Atti, Soodougoua Baragou, Machihude Pio, Yaovi Afassinou, Mohamed Kpélafia, Edem Goeh-Akué, Findibé Damorou
INTRODUCTION: This study provides an analysis of the evolutionary, clinical and epidemiological aspects of pulmonary embolism at the University Hospital Campus of Lome. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, analytic and descriptive study over a period of 39 months (November 1 , 2011- January 31, 2015). All the medical records of patients hospitalized for PE in the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Campus were analyzed. RESULTS: The prevalence of PE was 3...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902808/-anticoagulant-therapy-of-venous-thromboembolic-complications-balancing-between-risks
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K V Lobastov, S V Sapelkin
This article is a review of the literature, related to the problem of recurrence of venous thromboembolic complications and the possibilities of their secondary prevention. The problems of determining the rational duration of anticoagulant therapy on the basis of an individual assessment of its benefit and risk are considered. The information on modern prognostic models allowing quantitative assessment of the probability of hemorrhagic and thrombotic events occurrence is presented (Vienna prediction model, DASH, HAS-BLED, stratification according to ACCP 2016)...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900890/high-level-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients-despite-early-and-well-driven-thromboprophylaxis-protocol
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S R Hamada, C Espina, T Guedj, R Buaron, A Harrois, S Figueiredo, J Duranteau
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most common preventable causes of in-hospital death in trauma patients surviving their injuries. We assessed the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill trauma patients, in the setting of a mature and early mechanical and pharmacological thromboprophylaxis protocol. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study on a cohort of patients from a surgical intensive care unit of a university level 1 trauma centre...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899861/quality-initiative-to-introduce-pediatric-venous-thromboembolism-risk-assessment-for-orthopedic-and-surgery-patients
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Laura H Brower, Nathalie Kremer, Katie Meier, Christine Wolski, Molly M McCaughey, Emily McKenna, Jennifer Anadio, Emily Eismann, Erin E Shaughnessy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pediatric hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE) is costly, has high morbidity, and is often preventable. The objective of this quality-improvement effort was to increase the percentage of general surgery and orthopedic patients ≥10 years of age screened for VTE risk from 0% to 80%. METHODS: At a freestanding children's hospital, 2 teams worked to implement VTE risk screening for postoperative inpatients. The general surgery team used residents and nurse practitioners to perform screening whereas the orthopedic team initially used bedside nursing staff...
September 12, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885127/timing-and-risks-of-chemoprophylaxis-after-spinal-surgery-a-single-center-experience-with-6869-consecutive-patients
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Ekamjeet S Dhillon, Ryan Khanna, Michael Cloney, Helena Roberts, George R Cybulski, Tyler R Koski, Zachary A Smith, Nader S Dahdaleh
OBJECTIVE Venous thromboembolism (VTE) after spinal surgery is a major cause of morbidity, but chemoprophylactic anticoagulation can prevent it. However, there is variability in the timing and use of chemoprophylactic anticoagulation after spine surgery, particularly given surgeons' concerns for spinal epidural hematomas. The goal of this study was to provide insight into the safety, efficacy, and timing of anticoagulation therapy after spinal surgery. METHODS The authors retrospectively examined records from 6869 consecutive spinal surgeries performed in their departments at Northwestern University...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885078/the-law-of-unintended-consequences-current-design-challenges-in-inferior-vena-cava-filters
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Audrey Magnowski, Matthew Brown, Kristofer Schramm, Jonathan Lindquist, Paul J Rochon, D Thor Johnson, Kimi L Kondo, Kush Desai, Robert J Lewandowski, Robert K Ryu
Venous thromboembolic disease (VTD) encompassing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) is a commonly encountered condition with potentially fatal sequelae. When unable to be adequately anticoagulated, patients require a mechanical means to prevent PE. This review discusses the history of inferior vena cava interruption and the development of inferior vena cava filters (IVCF). Areas covered: Milestone innovations in the mechanical treatment of VTD, their successes and shortcomings are discussed...
September 8, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878880/greater-saphenous-vein-anomaly-and-aneurysm-with-subsequent-pulmonary-embolism
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Truong Ma, Craig Kornbau
Venous aneurysms often present as painful masses. They can present either in the deep or superficial venous system. Deep venous system aneurysms have a greater risk of thromboembolism. Though rare, there have been case reports of superficial aneurysms and thrombus causing significant morbidity such as pulmonary embolism. We present a case of an anomalous greater saphenous vein connection with an aneurysm and thrombus resulting in a pulmonary embolism. This is the only reported case of an anomalous greater saphenous vein connection with aneurysm and thrombus, which eventually led to a pulmonary embolism...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878512/comparison-of-postoperative-complications-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-among-patients-receiving-aspirin-enoxaparin-warfarin-and-factor-xa-inhibitors
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Perez Agaba, Beau J Kildow, Herman Dhotar, Thorsten M Seyler, Michael Bolognesi
Optimal prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) remains debated. The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative complications in patients receiving different VTE chemoprophylactic regimens. Using a nationwide healthcare database, 72,670 THA patients without a history of VTE were identified. Study cohorts received VTE prophylaxis within 30 days postoperatively. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to assess 30-day and 90-day postoperative complications (hematoma, hemorrhage, transfusion, pulmonary embolism (PE), VTE, prosthetic joint infection (PJI), and incision/drainage (I&D))...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870050/-survey-of-current-status-of-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-after-thoracic-surgery-in-china
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C F Song, H Li, B Tian, S Chen, J B Miao, Y L Fu, B You, B Hu
Objective: To investigate the current status of prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after thoracic surgery in China. Method: Chinese thoracic surgeons were investigated by the online questionnaire which was based on the Chinese version of International VTE questionnaire added with 6 extra questions with Chinese characteristics. Results: A total of 1 150 valid questionnaires were retrieved, accounting for about 20% of all the Chinese thoracic surgeons. The surgeons participating in this survey came from all over the country, most of whom were experienced professionals with high academic titles...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869359/monitoring-of-hemostatic-abnormalities-in-major-orthopedic-surgery-patients-treated-with-edoxaban-by-aptt-waveform
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M Hasegawa, H Wada, S Tone, T Yamaguchi, H Wakabayashi, M Ikejiri, M Watanabe, N Fujimoto, T Matsumoto, K Ohishi, Y Yamashita, N Katayama, A Sudo
INTRODUCTION: An analysis of the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) in major orthopedic surgery patients receiving edoxaban for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) was carried out. METHODS: The APTT waveform was analyzed in the above patients to monitor edoxaban administration. RESULTS: Of these 99 patients, 12 exhibited deep vein thrombosis, and 25 had massive bleeding. An increased biphasic pattern of the APTT waveform was observed after the administration of edoxaban, but there were no significant differences between the patients with and without complications...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869232/to-immunosuppress-or-not-behcet-s-syndrome-presenting-as-an-eosinophilic-pleural-effusion
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Shakti Kumar Bal, Richa Gupta, Aparna Irodi, Avinash Nair, John Mathew, Balamugesh Thangakunam, Devasahayam Jesudas Christopher
Etiologic diagnosis of an eosinophilic pleural effusion (EPE) presents a diagnostic challenge when intrapleural air and blood have been ruled out as its proximate causes. Among the causes of EPE, those that require immunosuppression for the underlying disease include connective tissue diseases, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and eosinophilic pneumonia. We present a case of clinically suspected Behcet's syndrome based on a 10-year history of recurrent multiple oral ulcers and human leukocyte antigen-B51 positivity who presented with only an EPE...
September 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867599/the-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-trevo-study-risk-and-case-mortality-by-surgical-specialty
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Cristina Amaral, Luís Guimarães Pereira, Ana Moreto, Ana Carolina Sá, Ana Azevedo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Venous thromboembolism, risk of which is increased in surgical patients, is a preventable cause of morbidity and death. The primary objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of symptomatic postoperative venous thromboembolism in adults at a tertiary university hospital, overall and by surgical specialty. The secondary objective was to analyze severity of and mortality from thromboembolic events. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to identify cases of in-hospital postoperative venous thromboembolism, encoded by the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, according to the Joint Commission International criteria...
August 31, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865588/the-effect-of-active-toe-movement-atom-on-calf-pump-function-and-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-acute-foot-and-ankle-trauma-treated-with-cast-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Ben A Hickey, Andrew Cleves, Raza Alikhan, Neil Pugh, Len Nokes, Anthony Perera
BACKGROUND: Patients with foot and ankle trauma treated with cast are advised to perform toe movements to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our aim was to determine the effect of active toe movement on asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous calf pump function. METHODS: Patients aged 18-60 years with acute foot and ankle trauma requiring below knee non weight bearing cast were randomized to intervention (regular active toe movement) or control groups (n=100)...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863085/early-chemoprophylaxis-is-associated-with-decreased-venous-thromboembolism-risk-without-concomitant-increase-in-intraspinal-hematoma-expansion-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Ronald Chang, Michelle H Scerbo, Karl M Schmitt, Sasha D Adams, Timothy J Choi, Charles E Wade, John B Holcomb
BACKGROUND: After traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), there is increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but chemoprophylaxis (PPX) may cause expansion of intraspinal hematoma (ISH). METHODS: Single-center retrospective study of adult trauma patients from 2012-2015 with SCI. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: VTE diagnosis, death, or discharge within 48 hours. Patients were dichotomized based on early (≤48 hours) heparinoid and/or aspirin PPX. ISH expansion was diagnosed intraoperatively or by follow-up radiology...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860793/evaluation-of-bleeding-in-patients-receiving-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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REVIEW
Erika L Hellenbart, Kathleen D Faulkenberg, Shannon W Finks
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recognized by evidence-based treatment guidelines as the first-line option for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. As use of these anticoagulants has become favored over the past several years, reported bleeding-related adverse drug events with these agents has increased. In randomized clinical trials, all DOACs have a reduced risk for intracranial hemorrhage, while major and other bleeding results have varied among the agents compared to vitamin K antagonists...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860401/venous-thromboembolism-in-adult-elective-spinal-surgery-a-tertiary-centre-review-of-2181-patients
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H M T Fawi, K Saba, A Cunningham, S Masud, M Lewis, M Hossain, I Chopra, S Ahuja
AIMS: To evaluate the incidence of primary venous thromboembolism (VTE), epidural haematoma, surgical site infection (SSI), and 90-day mortality after elective spinal surgery, and the effect of two protocols for prophylaxis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 2181 adults underwent 2366 elective spinal procedures between January 2007 and January 2012. All patients wore anti-embolic stockings, mobilised early and were kept adequately hydrated. In addition, 29% (689) of these were given low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) while in hospital...
September 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858001/prescribing-errors-with-low-molecular-weight-heparins
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Marielle Slikkerveer, Afke van de Plas, Johanna H M Driessen, Robin Wijngaard, Frank de Vries, Renske Olie, Nathalie Meertens, Patricia van den Bemt
BACKGROUND: Low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) are used in the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Bleeding is the primary major complication of LMWH therapy, which is associated with dose. The administration of appropriate dosages of LMWHs depends on the patient's risk of VTE, risk of bleeding, bodyweight, and renal function. Therefore, LMWH prescribing is prone to errors. However, no earlier study has explored the frequency of prescribing errors with LMWH. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to determine the frequency and determinants of in-hospital LMWH-prescribing errors...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857713/low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-the-prevention-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-cancer-a-systematic-literature-review-of-efficacy-and-cost-effectiveness
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George Dranitsaris, Lesley G Shane, Seth Woodruff
Background Patients with cancer have an elevated risk of venous thromboembolism. Importantly, patients with cancer, who have metastatic disease, renal insufficiency, or are receiving anticancer therapy, have an even higher risk of a recurrent event. Similarly, the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism is higher than the risk of an initial event. To reduce the risk, extended duration of prophylaxis for up to six months with low-molecular-weight heparins such as dalteparin, enoxaparin, nadroparin, and tinzaparin is recommended by international guidelines...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846822/extended-pharmacologic-thromboprophylaxis-in-oncologic-liver-surgery-is-safe-and-effective
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Bradford J Kim, Ryan W Day, Catherine H Davis, Nisha Narula, Michael H Kroll, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND: The incidence of venous thromboembolism remains high after liver surgery. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of extended pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis in liver surgery for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). PATIENT/METHODS: From August 2013 to April 2015, 124 patients who underwent liver resection for malignancy were placed on an extended pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis protocol. Intraoperative VTE prophylaxis included Thrombo-Embolic Deterrent hose and sequential compression devices...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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