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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925904/factors-associated-with-pulmonary-embolism-recurrence-and-the-benefits-of-long-term-anticoagulant-therapy
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Javier Anniccherico, Jose-Luis Alonso-Martinez, Mirem Urbieta, Jorge Rojo Alvaro, Ione Villar-Garcia
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboemboli tend to recur. However, the causative factors underlying pulmonary embolism recurrence are not well defined. AIMS: To explore the factors associated with pulmonary embolism recurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with pulmonary emboli between 2004 and 2013 at our institution were enrolled. Duration of anticoagulant therapy, new episodes of venous thromboembolism, and deaths were recorded. RESULTS: Pulmonary embolism was diagnosed in 528 patients (median age: 76 years, interquartile range [IQR]: 16; male: 45%)...
September 18, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925655/pleuritic-chest-pain-sorting-through-the-differential-diagnosis
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Brian V Reamy, Pamela M Williams, Michael Ryan Odom
Pleuritic chest pain is characterized by sudden and intense sharp, stabbing, or burning pain in the chest when inhaling and exhaling. Pulmonary embolism is the most common serious cause, found in 5% to 21% of patients who present to an emergency department with pleuritic chest pain. A validated clinical decision rule for pulmonary embolism should be employed to guide the use of additional tests such as d-dimer assays, ventilation-perfusion scans, or computed tomography angiography. Myocardial infarction, pericarditis, aortic dissection, pneumonia, and pneumothorax are other serious causes that should be ruled out using history and physical examination, electrocardiography, troponin assays, and chest radiography before another diagnosis is made...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921591/treatment-of-a-mobile-intracardiac-thrombus-using-ultra-slow-low-dose-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-combination-with-heparin
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C B Polen, H N Mullins Busch, P D Ratliff
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Free-floating thrombi in the right heart occur in a subset of patients with pulmonary embolism with high rates of mortality if untreated. Treatment of choice is controversial and likely patient specific as studies have failed to consistently show a significant difference in mortality between options. CASE SUMMARY: We present a case of a 45-year-old female with a mobile right heart thrombus treated with ultra-slow, low-dose t-PA infusion in combination with heparin...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920554/a-pulmonary-embolism-response-team-s-initial-20-month-experience-treating-87-patients-with-submassive-and-massive-pulmonary-embolism
#4
Akhilesh K Sista, Oren A Friedman, Eda Dou, Brendan Denvir, Gulce Askin, Jamie Stern, Jaclyn Estes, Arash Salemi, Ronald S Winokur, James M Horowitz
Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams (PERTs) have emerged to provide rapid multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of PE patients. However, descriptive institutional experience and preliminary outcomes data from such teams are sparse. PERT activations were identified through a retrospective review. Only confirmed submassive or massive PEs were included in the data analysis. In addition to baseline variables, the therapeutic intervention, length of stay (LOS), in-hospital mortality, and bleeding rate/severity were recorded...
September 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914829/-circular-tracheal-resection-for-cicatrical-stenosis-and-functioning-tracheostomy
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V D Parshin, V A Titov, V V Parshin, A V Parshin, Z Berikkhanov, D M Amangeldiev
AIM: To analyze the results of tracheal resection for cicatricial stenosis depending on the presence of tracheostomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 1128 patients with tracheal cicatricial stenosis were treated for the period 1963-2015. The first group consisted of 297 patients for the period 1963-2000, the second group - 831 patients for the period 2001-2015. Most of them 684 (60.6%) were young and able-bodied (age from 21 to 50 years). In the first group 139 (46.8%) out of 297 patients had functioning tracheostomy...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913711/emergency-neurological-life-support-resuscitation-following-cardiac-arrest
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Jonathan Elmer, Kees H Polderman
Cardiac arrest is the most common cause of death in North America. An organized bundle of neurocritical care interventions can improve chances of survival and neurological recovery in patients who are successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest. Therefore, resuscitation following cardiac arrest was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. Key aspects of successful early post-arrest management include: prevention of secondary brain injury; identification of treatable causes of arrest in need of emergent intervention; and, delayed neurological prognostication...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
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/28911787/pulmonary-embolism-severity-assessment-and-prognostication
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Deisy Barrios, Raquel Morillo, Roger D Yusen, David Jiménez
For patients who have acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE), risk of short-term death and adverse outcomes should drive the initial treatment decisions. Practice guidelines recommend that patients who have a high-risk of PE-related death and adverse outcomes, determined by the presence of haemodynamic instability (i.e., shock or hypotension), should receive systemically administered thrombolytic therapy. Intermediate-high risk patients might benefit from close observation, and some should undergo escalation of therapy beyond standard anticoagulation, particularly if haemodynamic deterioration occurs...
September 8, 2017: Thrombosis Research
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
#10
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/28902651/anticoagulant-therapy-for-acute-venous-thromboembolism
#11
Hilal Ermiş, Necip Ermiş
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are currently defined as venous thromboembolism (VTE) since they share pathophysiological features and the treatment is similar in many respects. It has been determined that more than 90% of PE cases originate from DVT in the legs. PE, which is difficult to diagnose, has a mortality rate of 12% when untreated. The worldwide increase in obesity, cancer diseases, and average survival time also contribute to the increase in the incidence of VTE. Traditional treatment of VTE includes heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin, and warfarin...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902645/-a-rare-cause-of-cyanosis-in-childhood-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation
#12
Osman Güvenç, Murat Saygı, İbrahim Halil Demir, Ender Ödemiş
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, which is defined as the presence of an ab-normal connection between the pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein, is rarely seen. Although it generally presents as a congenital condition, it may be accompanied by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Clinical signs vary according to the amount of shunt in proportion to the number and size of the fistulae. Patients may present with cyanosis and respiratory trouble. If the disease remains untreated, it may result in cardiac failure and ineffective endocarditis, thereby leading to the rupture of the an-eurysmal fistula...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902590/long-term-outcomes-of-patent-foramen-ovale-closure-or-medical-therapy-after-stroke
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Jeffrey L Saver, John D Carroll, David E Thaler, Richard W Smalling, Lee A MacDonald, David S Marks, David L Tirschwell
Background Whether closure of a patent foramen ovale reduces the risk of recurrence of ischemic stroke in patients who have had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke is unknown. Methods In a multicenter, randomized, open-label trial, with blinded adjudication of end-point events, we randomly assigned patients 18 to 60 years of age who had a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and had had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke to undergo closure of the PFO (PFO closure group) or to receive medical therapy alone (aspirin, warfarin, clopidogrel, or aspirin combined with extended-release dipyridamole; medical-therapy group)...
September 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900525/a-case-of-legionella-pneumophila-evaluated-with-ct-and-ultrasound
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Alessio D'Angelo, Chiara De Simone, Marco Pagnottella, Stefano Rossi, Raffaele Pepe, Giacomo Ruggieri, Giulio Cocco, Cosima Schiavone
A 36-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of "SS Annunziata" hospital in Chieti complaining of a sharp chest pain arisen some hours before admission. On examination, the patient looked sweaty; his vital signs showed tachycardia and augmented breath rate; sinus tachycardia and normal ventricular repolarization were observed on ECG, and no abnormalities were observed in the echoscan of the hearth. According to the clinical and electrocardiographic findings, and to previous episode of DVT in anamnesis, a thorax CT scan was performed in order to rule out pulmonary embolism...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893152/a-new-percutaneous-technique-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-adhesive-for-the-treatment-of-giant-saphenous-vein-insufficiency
#15
Mehmet Senel Bademci, Kaptanıderya Tayfur, Gökhan Ocakoglu, Serkan Yazman, Muhammet Akyüz, Haydar Yasa
Background We have made a retrospective evaluation of the results of the cyanoacrylate ablation technique which has recently started to be used in the treatment of giant saphenous vein insufficiency today and in which tumescent anesthesia is not required. Methods Giant saphenous vein was treated in 50 patients between September 2015 and September 2016 by using endovenous cyanoacrylate ablation. In the procedure, tumescent anesthesia and varsity socks were not used. Control duplex ultrasound evaluation was performed in the post-procedural 1st, 6th and 12th months...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885339/role-of-chemotherapy-and-thrombolysis-in-treatment-of-choriocarcinoma-accompanied-with-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report-with-literature-review
#16
Mei Yang, Li Peng
RATIONALE: Choriocarcinoma accompanied with pulmonary embolism (PE) is rare and difficult to diagnose and treat. There are about 25 cases reported in literature, which presented variable clinical characteristics and prognosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a case of choriocarcinoma presenting PE as the first manifestation in a 26-year-old Chinese female. DIAGNOSES: Four months before her admission to our hospital, she presented to a local hospital with respiratory manifestations, and was first diagnosed as bronchitis and treated with antibiotics without improvement, and subsequently suspected of having pulmonary tuberculosis and receive anti-tuberculosis therapy, with no response...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885078/the-law-of-unintended-consequences-current-design-challenges-in-inferior-vena-cava-filters
#17
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/28884054/the-role-of-apixaban-in-the-treatment-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#18
Sidra Khalid, Hamed Daw
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) can present as arterial and venous thrombosis in adults who are treated with heparin. We present a case of a patient who developed HIT when she was treated for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism with heparin. During the treatment with heparin and while being transitioned to warfarin, she developed arterial thrombosis. A work-up for HIT was sent, and it was positive. She was started on the argatroban drip and her platelet counts stabilized. Since her platelet counts remained stable and were not increasing for three weeks, we decided to transition the patient to an oral anticoagulant...
July 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882938/imatinib-dramatically-alleviates-pulmonary-tumour-thrombotic-microangiopathy-induced-by-gastric-cancer
#19
Kana Kubota, Taro Shinozaki, Yasushi Imai, Kazuomi Kario
Pulmonary tumour thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a rare complication of cancer, which can be lethal due to progressive pulmonary hypertension (PH). Several case reports have demonstrated that imatinib, a platelet-derived growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor, can improve severe PH in patients with PTTM.We describe the case of a 56-year-old woman. Her mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) was 47 mm Hg, and her dyspnoea worsened rapidly over several days. Although pulmonary embolism was not observed on CT, enlargement of the para-aortic lymph nodes was detected...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878880/greater-saphenous-vein-anomaly-and-aneurysm-with-subsequent-pulmonary-embolism
#20
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
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