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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148292/cholestatic-liver-injury-as-a-side-effect-of-dabigatran-and-the-use-of-coagulation-tests-in-dabigatran-intoxication-and-after-reversal-by-idarucizumab-in-bleeding-and-sepsis
#1
Willemijn J Comuth, Anne-Mette Haase, Linda Ø Henriksen, Jerzy Malczynski, Daan van de Kerkhof, Anna-Marie B Münster
Idarucizumab, an antidote specific for dabigatran, became available recently. Dabigatran is not associated with increased risk of hepatotoxicity in comparison with warfarin, but it is seen as a rare side-effect. Cases of cholestatic liver injury due to dabigatran have not been reported previously. We present a case of severe gastro-intestinal bleeding with underlying dabigatran intoxication in a patient with renal failure and the effect of reversal of dabigatran using idaruzicumab on coagulation assays. International normalized ratio (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) results were elevated in a setting of sepsis, possibly due to liver failure...
November 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142601/application-of-spontaneously-closing-cannula-ileostomy-in-laparoscopic-anterior-resection-of-rectal-cancer
#2
Dong Chen, Huiying Zhao, Qiang Huang, Xiangming Xu, Xiaofei Cheng, Bingxin Ke, Danyang Wang, Hanju Hua, Jiahe Xu, Jianjiang Lin, Feng Ye
An anastomotic leak (AL) is the most serious complication observed in laparoscopic anterior resection of rectal cancer (LARRC). In order to protect anastomosis from AL and avoid stoma reversal surgery in patients with ileostomy, spontaneously closing cannula ileostomy (SCCI) was used in LARRC and its safety and feasibility were assessed in the present study. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that SCCI has been used in such a case. A total of 41 patients who underwent LARRC with SCCI or ileostomy procedures between November 2013 and August 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139352/-contraception-for-young-women-with-focus-on-long-acting-reversible-contraceptives
#3
EDITORIAL
Pernille Ravn, Kresten Rubeck Petersen
Long-acting, reversible contraceptives are about 20 times more effective in terms of contraceptive efficacy than oral hormonal contraceptives, patch or vaginal ring are. Long-acting, reversible contraceptives are not associated with serious adverse events but induce changes in menstrual bleeding pattern in about 75% of the users. The progestogen intrauterine device is effective in the treatment of menor-rhagia and dysmenorrhoea. Increased use of long-acting reversible contraceptives is expected to reduce unplanned pregnancies and legal abortions in all ages...
November 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137023/a-case-report-of-schatzker-type-vi-tibial-plateau-fracture-treated-with-double-reverse-traction-closed-reduction-combined-with-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-plate-osteosynthesis-technique-a-case-report
#4
Dian-Qing Li, De-Ye Song, Jiang-Dong Ni, Mu-Liang Ding, Jun Huang
RATIONALE: The knee joint is an important weight-bearing joint, tibial plateau fractures affect knee function and stability. High-energy intra-articular fractures involving the tibial plateau can cause management-related problems such as wound dehiscence; severe comminution leading to malalignment; and delayed complications such as varus collapse, implant failure, and arthritis of the knee joint. The treatment of severe or complex tibial plateau fractures can be quite difficult. Traditional methods of open reduction and plating require extensive exposures, which may further compromise soft tissue and devascularize bone fragments, leading to infection...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131074/tranexamic-acid-failed-to-reverse-the-anticoagulant-effect-and-bleeding-by-an-oral-direct-factor-xa-inhibitor-edoxaban
#5
Yuko Honda, Taketoshi Furugohri, Yoshiyuki Morishima
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Agents to reverse the anticoagulant effect of edoxaban, an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor, would be desirable in emergency situations. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of tranexamic acid, an antifibrinolytic agent, on the anticoagulant activity and bleeding by edoxaban in rats. METHODS: A supratherapeutic dose of edoxaban (3 mg/kg) was intravenously administered to rats. Three minutes after dosing, tranexamic acid (100 mg/kg) was given intravenously...
November 3, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128378/ebola-virus-disease-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Ebola virus is a filovirus that can cause fatal hemorrhagic fever (HF) and five distinct species exist that vary in terms of geographical distribution and virulence. Once the more virulent forms enter the human population, transmission occurs primarily through direct contact with infected body fluids and may result in significant outbreaks. The devastating has been the recent West African outbreak. Clinically, signs and symptoms are similar to those of the other VHFs [4]. The incubation period is 2-21days, followed by fever, headache, myalgia, diarrhoea, vomiting and dehydration; thereafter, there may be recovery or deterioration with collapse, neurological manifestations and bleeding, that can lead to a fatal outcome...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122465/real-world-experience-with-idarucizumab-to-reverse-anticoagulant-effect-in-dabigatran-treated-patients-report-of-11-cases-from-taiwan
#7
Li-Kai Tsai, Huey-Juan Lin, Su-Kiat Chua, Pen-Chih Liao, Yuan-Po Yang, Ping-Chen Chou, Chun-Wei Lee, Mao-Jen Lin, Hsi-Ming Chen, Jung-Tze Yeh, Yi-Heng Li
BACKGROUND: This study aims to observe the effectiveness and safety of idarucizumab in dabigatran-treated patients with severe bleeding or requiring surgery in Taiwan. METHODS AND RESULTS: In Taiwan, 11 dabigatran-treated patients developed severe bleeding, fracture that needed surgery, and acute ischemic stroke requiring thrombolysis. These patients were treated with idarucizumab and obtained adequate hemostasis. Our experiences reconfirmed the efficacy and safety of idarucizumab in Asian patients...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121410/medication-management-of-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Bethany A Kalich, J Erin Ledford, Ian B Hollis
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common form of valvular heart disease. A detailed diagnostic workup is necessary to promptly stage and classify disease severity to determine the optimal management. Medical therapy and valvuloplasty are options that fail to delay or reverse disease progression. Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is curative but has significant limitations for some patient populations. A newer option, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), has become more widely available to patients with intermediate- or high-operative risk...
November 9, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117993/an-update-on-the-bleeding-risks-associated-with-doacs
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The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), also referred to as novel (or non-vitamin K antagonist) oral anticoagulants (NOACs), represent a major development in anticoagulation therapy due to their rapid onset of action, predictable dose-response with fixed doses and limited interactions with food and drugs.(1,2) However, these agents have been in widespread clinical use for less than a decade and, compared with extensive experience with warfarin, there is uncertainty relating to optimal laboratory monitoring of anticoagulation, perioperative management and treatment of bleeding...
November 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116602/arterial-embolizations-with-microvascular-plug-in-extracranial-and-intracranial-districts-technical-results
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Francesco Giurazza, Fabio Corvino, Errico Cavaglià, Gianluca Cangiano, Francesco Amodio, Giuseppe De Magistris, Giulia Frauenfelder, Gianluigi Guarnieri, Mario Muto, Raffaella Niola
PURPOSE: A new detachable microvascular plug (MVP, Reverse Medical(®), Irvine, CA, USA) has been recently developed; three models are available according to the size (MVP3-MVP5-MVP7). MVP3 and MVP5 are released through a 0.027″ microcatheter, MVP7 through a 4 Fr catheter. This series aims to describe an initial single-center experience examining intraprocedural safety and technical success of MVP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients (mean age 55.1 years) have been treated for arterial embolization using MVP; eight extracranial and two intracranial arterial embolizations have been performed...
November 7, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115209/exploring-the-use-of-ingenol-mebutate-to-prevent-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
#11
Andrés Már Erlendsson
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer in Caucasians today. Incidence rates in Europe have increased steadily since the 1960s and more than tripled over the last 50 years. Despite primary preventative efforts, incidences of non-melanoma skin cancer continue to rise and development of effective chemopreventative strategies is needed. In 2013, ingenol mebutate was approved in Denmark as a new topical drug for field-directed treatment for actinic keratoses. Ingenol mebutate has a dual mechanism of action, causing initial cell death, followed by an immune activation...
November 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115044/a-leg-ulcer-with-pulsating-varicose-veins%C3%A2-%C3%A2-from-the-legs-to-the-heart
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Sabrina Johanna Swoboda, Hauke Schumann, Dimitra Kiritsi
We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer. He reported intermittent, heavy bleeding at the ulcer. The duplex sonography showed a bilateral incompetence of the saphenofemoral junctions and the entire course of the great saphenous veins and, surprisingly, also a bilateral reversed arterial-like pulsating flow in the great and small saphenous veins as well as in the deep veins of the lower extremities. During cardiac examination by auscultation and echocardiography, we detected a previously undescribed severe tricuspid insufficiency with strongly reduced systolic ejection of both the left and the right ventricle and repercussions on the peripheral venous system as a cause for the pulsating veins...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110513/ankaferd-influences-mrna-expression-of-iron-regulated-genes-during-iron-deficiency-anemia
#13
Afife Gulec, Sukru Gulec
Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) comprises a mixture of plants and stops bleeding via forming a protein network by erythroid aggregation. Bleeding causes reduction of iron levels in body. It has been indicated that ABS contains significant amount of iron. Thus, we investigated the biological activity of ABS-derived iron on iron-regulated genes during iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). IDA We selected Caco-2 and HepG2 cell lines as in vitro models of human intestine and liver, respectively. Iron deficiency anemia was induced by deferoxamine...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109639/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-desflurane-with-or-without-labetalol-for-hypotensive-anesthesia-in-middle-ear-microsurgery
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Neha Gupta, Vandana Talwar, Smita Prakash, Achyut Deuri, Anoop Raj Gogia
Background and Aims: Hypotensive anesthesia technique is used to reduce intraoperative bleeding and to improve the visibility of the operative field. The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of desflurane with and without labetalol for producing hypotensive anesthesia. Material and Methods: Sixty adult patients undergoing elective middle ear surgery were administered general anesthesia and randomly divided into two groups - Group D and Group L. The target mean arterial pressure (MAP) was 55-65 mmHg during hypotensive period...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106076/rivaroxaban-reversal-with-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-or-tranexamic-acid-in-healthy-volunteers
#15
J H Levy, K T Moore, M D Neal, D Schneider, V S Marcsisin, J Ariyawansa, J I Weitz
BACKGROUND: Oral factor Xa inhibitors such as rivaroxaban are widely used, but specific reversal agents are lacking. Although 4-factor-prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) and tranexamic acid (TXA) are sometimes used to manage serious bleeding, their efficacy is unknown. Prior studies in healthy subjects taking rivaroxaban revealed that 4F-PCC partially reverses the prolonged prothrombin time (PT), and fully restores endogenous thrombin potential (ETP). The effect of TXA has not been evaluated...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089726/the-use-of-idarucizumab-for-dabigatran-reversal-in-clinical-practice-a-case-series
#16
Pavel Goriacko, Vicken Yaghdjian, Issam Koleilat, Mark Sinnett, Harshal Shukla
PURPOSE: To describe the use of idarucizumab (Praxbind, Boehringer Ingelheim) in routine clinical practice at a large urban academic medical center. SUMMARY: Seven total doses of idarucizumab were administered to six unique patients from October 31, 2015, to October 31, 2016. The reversal agent was used in conjunction with local bleeding control measures, blood product transfusions, and acid-suppressive therapy. In 86% of cases, idarucizumab administration resulted in a successful cessation of bleeding by clinical assessment...
November 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081491/deep-vein-thrombosis-complicated-by-spontaneous-iliopsoas-hematoma-in-patient-with-septic-shock
#17
Muhammad Umer Butt, Lili A Buzsaki, Susan S Smyth, Samy-Claude Elayi
BACKGROUND Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage (SRH) is a rare and difficult-to-diagnose entity. It is not associated with trauma, pathology, or iatrogenic manipulations. Few cases have been reported, with the only precipitating factor recognized being bleeding diatheses such as anticoagulation states, inherited coagulopathies, and hemodialysis. However, none of these have been described in combination with septic shock, which itself is associated with platelet dysfunction, coagulation dysfunction, and vasculopathy...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079069/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-in-a-patient-on-rivaroxaban-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Raed Ismail, Elie Zaghrini, Eveline Hitti
BACKGROUND: Spinal hematomas (SHs) are rare yet potentially debilitating causes of acute back pain. Although spontaneous SHs have been described in the setting of anticoagulation with warfarin or enoxaparin, few cases of spontaneous SH on direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been reported. CASE REPORT: We report a case of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in a patient on rivaroxaban. A 72-year-old man on rivaroxaban and aspirin presented with a 4-day history of nontraumatic back pain...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078928/antithrombotic-reversal-agents
#19
REVIEW
Matthew D Wilson, Jonathan E Davis
The actively bleeding anticoagulated patient presenting to the emergency department requires rapid evaluation and treatment, which is made increasingly complicated by the ever-evolving antithrombotic treatment options used in medicine. Even with excellent supportive care, the timeliness with which reversal decisions need to be made continues to demand of the emergency practitioner a familiarity with the properties and general characteristics of a variety of antithrombotic agents. Reversal options vary and may include vitamin K, FFP, PCC, rFVIIa, platelets, and desmopressin, among others...
December 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077405/discovery-of-a-parenteral-small-molecule-coagulation-factor-xia-inhibitor-clinical-candidate-bms-962212
#20
Donald J P Pinto, Michael J Orwat, Leon M Smith, Mimi L Quan, Patrick Y S Lam, Karen A Rossi, Atsu Apedo, Jeffrey M Bozarth, Yiming Wu, Joanna J Zheng, Baomin Xin, Nathalie Toussaint, Paul Stetsko, Olafur Gudmundsson, Brad Maxwell, Earl J Crain, Pancras C Wong, Zhen Lou, Timothy W Harper, Silvi A Chacko, Joseph E Myers, Steven Sheriff, Huiping Zhang, Xiaoping Hou, Arvind Mathur, Dietmar A Seiffert, Ruth R Wexler, Joseph M Luettgen, William R Ewing
Factor XIa (FXIa) is a blood coagulation enzyme that is involved in the amplification of thrombin generation. Mounting evidence suggests that direct inhibition of FXIa can block pathologic thrombus formation while preserving normal hemostasis. Preclinical studies using a variety of approaches to reduce FXIa activity, including direct inhibitors of FXIa, have demonstrated good antithrombotic efficacy without increasing bleeding. On the basis of this potential, we targeted our efforts at identifying potent inhibitors of FXIa with a focus on discovering an acute antithrombotic agent for use in a hospital setting...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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