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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142987/prospective-study-of-routine-heparin-avoidance-hemodialysis-in-a-tertiary-acute-care-inpatient-practice
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Sami Safadi, Robert C Albright, John J Dillon, Amy W Williams, Fares Alahdab, Julie K Brown, Amanda L Severson, Walter K Kremers, Mary Ann Ryan, Marie C Hogan
Introduction: Extracorporeal circuit (EC) anticoagulation with heparin is a key advance in hemodialysis (HD), but anticoagulation is problematic in inpatients at risk of bleeding. We prospectively evaluated a heparin-avoidance HD protocol, clotting of the EC circuit (CEC), impact on dialysis efficiency, and associated risk factors in our acute care inpatients who required HD (January 17, 2014 to May 31, 2015). Methods: HD sessions without routine EC heparin were performed using airless dialysis tubing...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132880/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-patients-with-stable-peripheral-or-carotid-artery-disease-an-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sonia S Anand, Jackie Bosch, John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Rafael Diaz, Peter Widimsky, Victor Aboyans, Marco Alings, Ajay K Kakkar, Katalin Keltai, Aldo P Maggioni, Basil S Lewis, Stefan Störk, Jun Zhu, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Martin O'Donnell, Patrick J Commerford, Dragos Vinereanu, Nana Pogosova, Lars Ryden, Keith A A Fox, Deepak L Bhatt, Frank Misselwitz, John D Varigos, Thomas Vanassche, Alvaro A Avezum, Edmond Chen, Kelley Branch, Darryl P Leong, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Robert G Hart, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral artery disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Antiplatelet agents are widely used to reduce these complications. METHODS: This was a multicentre, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial for which patients were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community practices from 33 countries across six continents. Eligible patients had a history of peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities (previous peripheral bypass surgery or angioplasty, limb or foot amputation, intermittent claudication with objective evidence of peripheral artery disease), of the carotid arteries (previous carotid artery revascularisation or asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis of at least 50%), or coronary artery disease with an ankle-brachial index of less than 0·90...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132090/the-potential-use-of-transdermal-drug-delivery-for-the-prophylaxis-and-management-of-stroke-and-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Kevin Ita
In 2013, cardiovascular disease was responsible for 30.8% (800,937) of all 2,596,993 deaths, or approximately 1 of every 3 deaths while stroke caused about 1 of every 20 deaths in the United States [1]. To put it in context, about 795,000 people continue to have a new or recurrent stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic) [1] in the USA. Mechanical vascular recanalization and thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator are the only clinically useful approaches available now for the management of ischemic stroke [2]...
June 4, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131238/the-role-of-prasugrel-in-the-management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-systematic-review
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M Spartalis, E Tzatzaki, E Spartalis, C Damaskos, A Athanasiou, D Moris, M Politou
OBJECTIVE: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the treatment of choice in the medical management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The combination of aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor in patients who receive a coronary stent reduces the rate of stent thrombosis and the rates of major adverse cardiovascular events. However, patients with acute coronary syndrome remain at risk of recurrent cardiovascular events despite the advance of medical therapy. The limitations of clopidogrel with variable antiplatelet effects and delayed onset of action are well established and lead to the development of newer P2Y12 inhibitors...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130991/pre-end-stage-renal-disease-hemoglobin-variability-predicts-post-end-stage-renal-disease-mortality-in-patients-transitioning-to-dialysis
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Keiichi Sumida, Charles Dyer Diskin, Miklos Z Molnar, Praveen K Potukuchi, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun Ling Lu, Connie M Rhee, Elani Streja, Kunihiro Yamagata, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Hemoglobin variability (Hb-var) has been associated with increased mortality both in non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. However, the impact of Hb-var in advanced NDD-CKD on outcomes after dialysis initiation remains unknown. METHODS: Among 11,872 US veterans with advanced NDD-CKD transitioning to dialysis between October 2007 through September 2011, we assessed Hb-var calculated from the residual SD of at least 3 Hb values during the last 6 months before dialysis initiation (prelude period) using within-subject linear regression models, and stratified into quartiles...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129386/atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-on-haemodialysis-in-andalusia-prevalence-clinical-profile-and-therapeutic-management
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Carmen Sánchez Perales, Teresa Vázquez Sánchez, Daniel Salas Bravo, Sonia Ortega Anguiano, Eduardo Vázquez Ruiz de Castroviejo
Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents an important social and healthcare problem. There is wide variability in the prevalence of this arrhythmia in studies analysing patients on haemodialysis (HD). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence, clinical profile and therapeutic management of patients with AF on HD in Andalusia. METHODS: We asked the public healthcare system of Andalusia to provide us with the number of patients who were being treated with HD. We asked attending nephrologists from all hospital and outpatient centres in 5 of the 8 Andalusian provinces to perform an electrocardiogram and to fill out a questionnaire on patients selected by simple random sampling...
November 9, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125027/thromboembolic-complications-during-endovascular-treatment-of-ruptured-cerebral-aneurysms
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Motohiro Nomura, Kentaro Mori, Akira Tamase, Tomoya Kamide, Syunsuke Seki, Yu Iida, Kazutaka Shirokane, Eiichi Baba, Atsushi Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Shima
Background In cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage due to aneurysm rupture, the administration of an anticoagulant or antiplatelet agent involves the risk of rebleeding from the aneurysm. There is a possibility of inducing thromboembolic events during the endovascular embolization of ruptured cerebral aneurysms. Patients and methods From April 2006 to March 2017, we treated a total of 70 patients with ruptured cerebral aneurysms with an endovascular technique. Among them, five patients (7.1%) showed intra-arterial thrombus formation...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122534/influence-of-antithrombotic-agents-on-recurrence-rate-and-clinical-outcome-in-patients-operated-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma
#8
Tammam Abboud, Lasse Dührsen, Christina Gibbert, Manfred Westphal, Tobias Martens
INTRODUCTION: Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is a common pathology encountered in neurosurgical practice, especially in elderly patients, who frequently require antithrombotic agents. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of antithrombotic agents on recurrence rates and clinical outcomes in patients operated for cSDH. METHODS: A cohort of patients operated for cSDH at one center during a 5 years period was analyzed retrospectively. Presenting symptoms, coagulation testing, history of antithrombotic agents and comorbidities were obtained from the patient charts...
November 6, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112547/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-chronic-treatments-with-antiplatelet-agents
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Juan V Llau, Pieter Kamphuisen, Pierre Albaladejo
: Antiplatelet agents (APA) are considered first-line therapy in preventing cardiovascular thrombotic events, but they are of limited value in the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during the perioperative period. Consequently, many patients should receive both an APA and an anticoagulant. This combination can increase the bleeding risk and it is necessary to make some recommendations to minimise that risk. In patients receiving APA chronically, if the risk of VTE outweighs the risk of bleeding, we suggest pharmacological prophylaxis (grade 2C)...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104841/a-unique-case-of-drug-interaction-between-ticagrelor-and-statin-leading-to-acute-renal-failure
#10
Gbeminiyi Samuel, Adebayo C Atanda, Alex Onyemeh, Ahmad Awan, Oyintayo Ajiboye
Dual antiplatelet agents and high-intensity statins are frequently used in combination after myocardial infarction. Ticagrelor has the potential of causing acute kidney injury. Rosuvastatin is excreted through the kidneys and dose adjustment is needed in patients with kidney disease. When used in combination, they can potentiate the toxic effects of each other. We report a case of drug interaction between rosuvastatin and ticagrelor resulting in rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure necessitating dialysis...
August 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103068/antiplatelet-therapy-for-secondary-prevention-of-vascular-disease-complications
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REVIEW
Rahul R Goli, Mayur M Contractor, Ashwin Nathan, Sony Tuteja, Taisei Kobayashi, Jay Giri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Platelets are activated upon interaction with injured vascular endothelium to form a primary hemostatic plug. Pathogenic thrombosis driven by platelet aggregation can occur in the setting of vascular disease leading to ischemic events. The use of antiplatelet agents has become a mainstay for prevention of the secondary complications of vascular disease. This review summarizes seminal and recent literature related to this area. RECENT FINDINGS: Aspirin is a cornerstone of antiplatelet therapy for coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease for prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death...
November 4, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102389/coronary-artery-stenosis-treatment-in-aging-patients-with-inherited-factor-vii-deficiency-where-do-we-stand
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Mariasanta Napolitano, Sergio Siragusa
Aging with rare bleeding disorders such as factor VII (FVII) deficiency poses several challenges to treatment because of the occurrence of cerebral and cardiovascular age-related comorbidities and high bleeding risks. We report a case of long-term treatment with antiplatelet agents and contemporary prophylaxis of bleeding in a woman affected by severe FVII deficiency diagnosed with symptomatic coronary artery stenosis. Information on the management of antithrombotic treatment in rare bleeding disorders is lacking and mainly limited to anecdotal reports or side effects secondary to replacement therapy...
November 1, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102362/drug-eluting-stents-in-elderly-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-senior-a-randomised-single-blind-trial
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Olivier Varenne, Stéphane Cook, Georgios Sideris, Sasko Kedev, Thomas Cuisset, Didier Carrié, Thomas Hovasse, Philippe Garot, Rami El Mahmoud, Christian Spaulding, Gérard Helft, José F Diaz Fernandez, Salvatore Brugaletta, Eduardo Pinar-Bermudez, Josepa Mauri Ferre, Philippe Commeau, Emmanuel Teiger, Kris Bogaerts, Manel Sabate, Marie-Claude Morice, Peter R Sinnaeve
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients regularly receive bare-metal stents (BMS) instead of drug-eluting stents (DES) to shorten the duration of double antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). The aim of this study was to compare outcomes between these two types of stents with a short duration of DAPT in such patients. METHODS: In this randomised single-blind trial, we recruited patients from 44 centres in nine countries. Patients were eligible if they were aged 75 years or older; had stable angina, silent ischaemia, or an acute coronary syndrome; and had at least one coronary artery with a stenosis of at least 70% (≥50% for the left main stem) deemed eligible for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
October 31, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101508/a-sticky-situation-myocardial-infarction-in-a-young-woman-with-immune-thrombocytopenia-on-eltrombopag-and-a-history-of-mediastinal-radiation
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Jennifer Teichman, Ahmed Taher, Abdulaziz Hashi, Akshay Bagai, Michelle Sholzberg
More recent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) treatment strategies enhance platelet production with the use of thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RA) such as eltrombopag. Patients receiving TPO-RA agents may be at an increased risk of thromboembolism, however the pathophysiology and common underlying risk factors are not well understood. We present the case of a young asplenic woman on eltrombopag for chronic ITP with acute myocardial infarction involving the right coronary artery. Past medical history was significant for remote mediastinal radiation for lymphoma and splenectomy for ITP...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090661/patent-foramen-ovale-closure-with-gore-helex-or-cardioform-septal-occluder-vs-antiplatelet-therapy-for-reduction-of-recurrent-stroke-or-new-brain-infarct-in-patients-with-prior-cryptogenic-stroke-design-of-the-randomized-gore-reduce-clinical-study
#15
Scott E Kasner, Lars Thomassen, Lars Søndergaard, John F Rhodes, Coby C Larsen, Joth Jacobson
Rationale The utility of patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure for secondary prevention in patients with prior cryptogenic stroke is uncertain despite multiple randomized trials completed to date. Aims The Gore REDUCE Clinical Study (REDUCE) aims to establish superiority of patent foramen ovale closure in conjunction with antiplatelet therapy over antiplatelet therapy alone in reducing the risk of recurrent clinical ischemic stroke or new silent brain infarct in patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke. Methods and design This controlled, open-label trial randomized 664 subjects with cryptogenic stroke at 63 multinational sites in a 2:1 ratio to either antiplatelet therapy plus patent foramen ovale closure (with GORE® HELEX® Septal Occluder or GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder) or antiplatelet therapy alone...
December 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071124/management-of-anticoagulation-in-hip-fractures-a-pragmatic-approach
#16
Rafik Yassa, Mahdi Yacine Khalfaoui, Ihab Hujazi, Hannah Sevenoaks, Paul Dunkow
Hip fractures are common and increasing with an ageing population. In the United Kingdom, the national guidelines recommend operative intervention within 36 hours of diagnosis. However, long-term anticoagulant treatment is frequently encountered in these patients which can delay surgical intervention. Despite this, there are no set national standards for management of drug-induced coagulopathy pre-operatively in the context of hip fractures.The aim of this study was to evaluate the management protocols available in the current literature for the commonly encountered coagulopathy-inducing agents...
September 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060457/a-pharmacokinetic-model-of-drug-drug-interaction-between-clopidogrel-and-omeprazole-at-cyp2c19-in-humans
#17
Wimonchat Tangamornsuksan, Pongpak Thiansupornpong, Thirawut Morasuk, Ornrat Lohitnavy, Manupat Lohitnavy
BACKGROUND: Clopidogrel is a thienopryridine antiplatelet agent commonly used in the management of cardiovascular diseases. Clopidogrel is metabolized by hepatic CYP2C19 and CYP2B6, therefore, co-administration of clopidogrel and CYP2C19 inhibitors can alter pharmacokinetics of clopidogrel. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used for decreasing gastric acid production. Omeprazole is known to be a potent inhibitor of CYP2C19. Thus when the drugs are simultaneously administered, clopidogrel plasma concentration levels can be increased...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052565/factors-predicting-late-rectal-disorders-after-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer
#18
Toshiya Maebayashi, Naoya Ishibashi, Takuya Aizawa, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Hideki Sato, Katsuhiko Sato, Tsuyoshi Matsui, Kenya Yamaguchi, Satoru Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Although various studies have been conducted on the effects of radiation therapy for prostate cancer, rectal toxicity after radiation therapy for prostate cancer, which is an important late adverse event associated with radiation therapy, has not been sufficiently examined. This study aimed to assess the associations of late rectal disorder (LRD) with dosimetric, anatomic, and clinical factors in patients with prostate cancer who underwent three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048211/ureteroscopy-in-patients-with-bleeding-diathesis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
#19
Ala'a Sharaf, Tarik Amer, Bhaskar Somani, Omar M Aboumarzouk
Ureteroscopy (URS) is the most common surgical treatment of urolithiasis and can be problematic in patients with a bleeding diathesis. The intent of this review is to systematically review the literature to assess the safety and efficacy of ureteroscopic procedures in these groups of patients. Methods The systematic review was performed according to the Cochrane diagnostic accuracy reviews guidelines. The search strategy was conducted to perform a comprehensive database search (1990-2017). A cumulative analysis was done and where applicable a comparative analysis between bleeding diathesis patients and those without...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042825/antithrombotics-in-trauma-management-strategies-in-the-older-patients
#20
REVIEW
Henna Wong, Nicola Lovett, Nicola Curry, Ku Shah, Simon J Stanworth
The ageing population has resulted in a change in the demographics of trauma, and older adult trauma now accounts for a growing number of trauma admissions. The management of older adult trauma can be particularly challenging, and exhibits differences to that of the younger age groups affected by trauma. Frailty syndromes are closely related with falls, which are the leading cause of major trauma in older adults. Comorbid disease and antithrombotic use are more common in the older population. Physiological changes that occur with ageing can alter the expected clinical presentation of older persons after injury and their susceptibility to injury...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
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