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Timothy J Fuller, Christopher M Paprzycki, Muhammad H Zubair, Lala R Hussain, Brian A Kuhn, Matthew H Recht, Patrick E Muck
BACKGROUND: Interventional strategies for massive and submassive Pulmonary Embolism (smPE) have historically included either systematic intravenous thrombolytic alteplase (IV TPA) or surgical embolectomy, both of which are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, with the advent of endovascular techniques, recent studies have suggested that an endovascular approach to the treatment of acute smPE may be both safe and effective with excellent outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of patients who have undergone catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) for smPE at our institution in an effort to determine the safety of the procedure...
September 22, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Nathan L Liang, Efthymios D Avgerinos, Luke K Marone, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of patients undergoing ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis (USAT) and standard catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: The records of all patients in our institution having undergone CDT or USAT for massive or submassive PE from 2009 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Standard statistical methods were used to compare characteristics and to assess for longitudinal change in outcomes...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Mohamed Teleb, Mateo Porres-Aguilar, Belinda Rivera-Lebron, Kyari Sumayin Ngamdu, Gehan Botrus, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Debabrata Mukherjee
Intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism (PE), also known as submassive PE, occurs in a substantial group of patients and carries a significant mortality risk. With adequate risk stratification, catheter-directed techniques could be used as a therapeutic approach in the intermediate-risk PE. Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis (UCDT) represents a novel endovascular technique with good clinical and safety outcomes. Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis can achieve reduction in the thrombus burden and improvement of pulmonary hemodynamics and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and/or dilatation, without major procedure-related complications, major bleeding, or hemorrhagic strokes...
September 7, 2016: Angiology
Bernardo Augusto França Dias de Oliveira, Natália Carrillo Gaeta, Bruno Leonardo Mendonça Ribeiro, Mario Augusto Reyes Alemán, Lucas Miranda Marques, Jorge Timenetsky, Piscilla Anne Melville, Julia Avansi Marques, Valdecir Marvulle, Lilian Gregory
This study aimed the determination of the occurrence of M. haemolytica, P. multocida and Mycoplasma spp., in relation to clinical signs of respiratory disease. Tracheobronchial lavage samples were collected from 96 (healthy and unhealthy) cattle in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Mycoplasma spp. (12.5%) and P. multocida (15.50%) were the most prevalent species. Bacillus sp., Staphylococcus sp., Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia were also isolated. Mollicutes (70...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Anthony J Weekes, Laura Oh, Gregory Thacker, Angela K Johnson, Michael Runyon, Geoffrey Rose, Thomas Johnson, Megan Templin, H James Norton
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate observer agreement using qualitative goal-directed echocardiographic criteria for right ventricular (RV) dysfunction prognostication in submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Two emergency physicians and 2 cardiologists independently reviewed 31 packets of goal-directed echocardiographic video clips consisting of at least 3 windows obtained by emergency physicians from normotensive patients with PE. Nine packets were repeated to assess for intraobserver agreement...
October 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Fotini Chatzivasiloglou, Stamatis Katsenos, Konstantinos Psathakis, Konstantinos Tsintiris
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), previously called bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a clinicopathological disorder of unknown aetiology but increasingly reported. It usually presents with symptoms of dyspnea, cough, fever, weight loss accompanied by the presence of alveolar opacities on chest radiograph. Haemoptysis, described as blood streaking has only rarely been reported as primary presentation of COP. Herein, we report a case of COP in which submassive haemoptysis was the main clinical manifestation...
October 2015: Pneumologia: Revista Societății Române de Pneumologie
J J Edelman, N Okiwelu, K Anvardeen, P Joshi, B Murphy, L H Sanders, M A Newman, J Passage
BACKGROUND: Massive pulmonary embolism is a poorly tolerated condition. Treatment options in this condition include anticoagulation and primary reperfusion therapy - systemic thrombolysis, catheter based treatments or surgical embolectomy. There is little data on the relative efficacy of each treatment. METHODS: The preoperative characteristics and outcomes of patients referred for surgical embolectomy between 2000-2014 was reviewed. Echocardiography was performed in the majority of patients before and after surgery...
May 12, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
W Brent Keeling, Thor Sundt, Marzia Leacche, Yutaka Okita, Jose Binongo, Yi Lasajanak, Lishan Aklog, Omar M Lattouf
BACKGROUND: Surgical pulmonary embolectomy (SPE) has been sparingly used for the successful treatment of massive and submassive pulmonary emboli. To date, all data regarding SPE have been limited to single-center experiences. The purpose of this study was to document short-term outcomes after SPE for acute pulmonary emboli (PE) at four high-volume institutions. METHODS: A retrospective review of multiple local Society of Thoracic Surgeons databases of adults undergoing SPE from 1998 to 2014 for acute PE was performed (n = 214)...
June 30, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Efthymios D Avgerinos, Nathan L Liang, Omar M El-Shazly, Catalyn Toma, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the short-term and midterm outcomes of catheter-directed intervention (CDI) compared with anticoagulation (AC) alone in patients with submassive pulmonary embolism (sPE). METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all patients treated for sPE between January 2009 and October 2014. Two groups were identified on the basis of the therapy: AC and CDI. End points included complications, mortality, and change in echocardiographic parameters...
July 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Akhilesh K Sista, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Suresh Vedantham, Jeffrey A Kline, William T Kuo, Susan R Kahn, Christopher Kabrhel, Vallerie V McLaughlin, Sarah B White, Nick H Kim, Michael Gray, Marc A Simon, James F Benenati, Sanjay Misra, Keith M Sterling, Stephen T Kee, Stavros V Konstantinides, Michael R Jaff, Clive Kearon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Turker Yardan, Murat Meric, Celal Kati, Yildiray Celenk, Atilla Guven Atici
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Recently, some of the hemogram parameters were reported to predict early death in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of mean platelet volume (MPV) and MPV/platelet count ratio (MPV/P), WBC and red cell distribution width (RDW) in risk stratification of patients with acute PE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with acute PE admitted to the Emergency Department...
2016: Medicina
Amisha K Patel, Aarya Kafi, Antonio Bonet, Shelly M Shapiro, Scott S Oh, Michelle R Zeidler, Jaime Betancourt
Right heart thrombus in transit (RHTT) is a rare, severe form of venous thromboembolism that carries a high mortality rate. The optimal treatment for RHTT has not been well established. Thrombolysis is a therapeutic modality for RHTT but carries the risk of bleeding complications including intracranial hemorrhage. Low-dose thrombolysis has been shown to be effective in treating submassive pulmonary emboli without an increased risk in bleeding complications, but it has not been studied in patients with RHTT...
October 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Asli Gorek Dilektasli, Ezgi Demirdogen Cetinoglu, Nilufer Aylin Acet, Cuneyt Erdogan, Ahmet Ursavas, Guven Ozkaya, Funda Coskun, Mehmet Karadag, Ercument Ege
BACKGROUND Catheter-directed therapy (CDT) for pulmonary embolism (PE) is considered as an alternative to systemic thrombolysis (ST) in patients with hemodynamically unstable acute PE who are considered at high bleeding risk for ST. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CDT in the management of acute PE with right ventricular dysfunction (RVD). The primary outcomes were mortality, clinical success, and complications. Secondary outcomes were change in hemodynamic parameters in the first 24 hours following the procedure...
2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) has an annual incidence of 100,000 cases in the United States and is divided into three categories: nonmassive, submassive, and massive. Several studies have evaluated the use of thrombolytics in submassive and massive PE. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to provide emergency physicians with an updated review of the controversy about the use of thrombolytics in submassive and massive PE. DISCUSSION: Nonmassive PE is defined as PE in the setting of no signs of right ventricular strain (echocardiogram or biomarker) and hemodynamic stability...
July 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Jung-Wan Yoo, Ho Cheol Choi, Seung Jun Lee, Yu Ji Cho, Jong Deog Lee, Ho Cheol Kim
BACKGROUND: Although systemic thrombolysis (ST) or catheter-directed therapy (CDT) is performed in patients with acute massive or submassive pulmonary embolism (PE), clinical data comparing between both therapies remain limited. We compared clinical outcomes between ST and CDT in patients with acute massive and submassive PE. METHODS: From January 2005 to June 2015, clinical outcomes of patients with acute massive or submassive PE receiving ST or CDT were evaluated and compared retrospectively...
June 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Christopher Kabrhel, Rachel Rosovsky, Richard Channick, Michael R Jaff, Ido Weinberg, Thoralf Sundt, David M Dudzinski, Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, Blair A Parry, Savanah Harshbarger, Yuchiao Chang, Kenneth Rosenfield
BACKGROUND: Integrating newly developed tests and treatments for severe pulmonary embolism (PE) into clinical care requires coordinated multispecialty collaboration. To meet this need, we developed a new paradigm: a multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT). In this report, we provide the first longitudinal analysis of patients treated by a PERT. METHODS: Our PERT includes specialists in cardiovascular medicine and surgery, emergency medicine, hematology, pulmonary/critical care, and radiology, and is organized as a rapid response team...
August 2016: Chest
H Akin, M Al-Jabouri, Z Assi, R Acino, D Sepanski, A J Comerota
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2013: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
William Brent Keeling, Bradley G Leshnower, Yi Lasajanak, Jose Binongo, Robert A Guyton, Michael E Halkos, Vinod H Thourani, Omar M Lattouf
OBJECTIVE: Surgical pulmonary embolectomy has been used for the successful treatment of massive and submassive pulmonary emboli. The purpose of this study is to document the short- and midterm echocardiographic follow-up of right ventricular function after surgical pulmonary embolectomy for acute pulmonary embolus. METHODS: A retrospective review of the local Society of Thoracic Surgeons database of patients who underwent surgical pulmonary embolectomy for acute pulmonary embolectomy was conducted from 1998 to 2014 at a US academic center...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Mark W Sonderup, Debbie Maughan, Neliswa Gogela, Mashiko Setshedi, Helen Wainwright, Graeme Meintjes, Wendy Spearman
Efavirenz now forms part of many antiretroviral regimens in low and middle-income countries. Efavirenz-related drug-induced liver injury is not well characterized but is thought to occur less frequently than with nevirapine. We describe our observation of three defined clinicopathological patterns of injury, one of which, submassive necrosis, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A high baseline CD4, younger age and possibly female gender, predicts for the injury.
June 1, 2016: AIDS
Mohsen Sharifi
Treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) is variable amongst different and even the same institutions. With the introduction of different forms of thrombolysis, catheter based interventions, and new oral anticoagulants, the treatment and decision-making process has become more complex. The different forms of classification of PE into massive, submassive, severe, moderate, intermediate high risk, intermediate low risk, and low risk have only added to this complexity. The main two reasons for such classifications have been to aid in assessment of patient prognosis and in the intent to carefully select patients who are high risk and would benefit from thrombolysis...
May 2016: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
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