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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329215/triple-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-viewpoint
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Jennifer C V Gwyn, Mark R Thomas, Paulus Kirchhof
Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are treated with dual antiplatelet therapy to reduce the risk of subsequent myocardial infarction (MI) and stent thrombosis. Approximately 5-10% of patients undergoing PCI also have atrial fibrillation (AF). Patients with AF have an additional requirement for anticoagulation, as dual antiplatelet therapy alone is insufficient to adequately reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF. However, it is now well established that combining anticoagulants with dual antiplatelet therapy also causes a significant increase in the risk of bleeding...
March 13, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329060/first-series-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-exchanges-to-heartmate-3
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Jasmin S Hanke, Sebastian V Rojas, Günes Dogan, Christina Feldmann, Erik Beckmann, Ezin Deniz, Bettina Wiegmann, Jana-Elena Michaelis, L Christian Napp, Dominik Berliner, Malakh Shrestha, Johann Bauersachs, Axel Haverich, Jan D Schmitto
OBJECTIVES: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) exchange is becoming a standard surgical procedure. The exchange procedure is an opportunity to upgrade patients to a new generation pump that offers advanced reduction of adverse events or longer battery hours. METHODS: We performed an analysis of 6 consecutive patients who underwent LVAD exchange to HeartMate 3 either from a HeartWare or HeartMate (HM) II device. Minimally invasive operations were performed through a lateral thoracotomy...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328784/direct-xa-inhibitors-in-addition-to-antiplatelet-therapy-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#3
Pedro A Villablanca, David Holmes, Divyanshu Mohananey, David F Briceno, Ivan J Núñez Gil, Faraj Kargoli, Tanush Gupta, Jorge R Kizer, Anna E Bortnick, Jose Wiley, Mark A Menegus, Robert Pyo, Mario García, Harish Ramakrishna, Farouk Mookadam
OBJECTIVE: We carried out a meta-analysis summarizing the efficacy and safety of direct factor Xa inhibitor (DXI) in patients receiving guideline-based antiplatelet therapy (GBAT) after an acute coronary syndrome. BACKGROUND: Randomized-controlled trials have shown that the addition of a DXI to GBAT after acute coronary syndrome can reduce ischemic events, the trade-off being an increase in major bleeding complications. METHODS: PubMed, Central, Embase, The Cochrane Register, Google Scholar databases, and the scientific session abstracts were searched for eligible randomized trials from 1 January 1990 through 31 December 2016...
March 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328595/hemorrhage-and-infarction-of-the-conjunctiva-and-orbit-in-essential-thrombocythemia
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Jaehoon Na, Soo Youn Choi, Sehyun Baek, Hwa Lee
An 82-year-old woman who had a history of essential thrombocythemia presented with ocular pain, bleeding, and decreased visual acuity of the left eye. Orbital computed tomography revealed a relatively well-defined homogenous mass-like lesion in the left subconjunctival and intraconal space. Conjunctival biopsy showed acute inflammation with necrosis, vascular ectasia with thrombosis and hemorrhage. After the treatment with hydroxyurea and anagrelide, her symptom and lesion were markedly improved. Hematologic disorders like essential thrombocythemia should be considered in patients with severe spontaneous bleeding around the eye...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328243/factors-associated-with-bleeding-and-thrombosis-in-children-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo
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Heidi J Dalton, Ron Reeder, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Richard Holubkov, Robert A Berg, Athena Zuppa, Frank W Moler, Thomas Shanley, Murray M Pollack, Christopher Newth, John Berger, David Wessel, Joseph Carcillo, Michael Bell, Sabrina Heidemann, Kathleen L Meert, Richard Harrison, Allan Doctor, Robert F Tamburro, J Michael Dean, Tammara Jenkins, Carol Nicholson
RATIONALE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is employed for respiratory and cardiac failure in children but is complicated by bleeding and thrombosis. OBJECTIVES: (1) Measure the incidence of bleeding (blood loss requiring transfusion or intracranial hemorrhage) and thrombosis during ECMO support; (2) identify factors associated with these complications; and (3) determine the impact of these complications on patient outcome. METHODS: Prospective, observational cohort study in pediatric, cardiac, and neonatal intensive care units in eight hospitals from December 2012 to September 2014...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316323/a-rare-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-chronic-thrombosis-of-the-splenic-artery
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Sevtap Arslan, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpınar
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) represents one of the most serious conditions of the gastrointestinal tract with a mortality rate of 10%. The main cause of UGIB is peptic ulcer, accounting for 28%-59% of cases. A rare cause of UGIB is submucosal arterial collaterals, which develop after splenic artery thrombosis. UGIB secondary to gastric submucosal collateral arteries should be considered in patients with endoscopic appearance of varicose veins in the absence of portal hypertension. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the only fast and noninvasive definitive imaging technique for such patients...
March 17, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316124/anticoagulation-in-patients-with-isolated-distal-deep-vein-thrombosis-a-meta-analysis
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Laura Franco, Michela Giustozzi, Giancarlo Agnelli, Cecilia Becattini
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of patients with isolated distal deep vein thrombosis (IDDVT) concerning both the need for anticoagulation and its duration is undefined. OBJECTIVES: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized and cohort studies in patients with IDDVT to assess the clinical benefit of i) anticoagulation versus no anticoagulation and ii) anticoagulant treatment for 6 weeks vs. more than 6 weeks. METHODS: The primary outcome of this analysis was recurrent venous thromboembolism (proximal propagation, recurrence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314985/the-role-of-new-oral-anticoagulants-in-orthopaedics-an-update-of-recent-evidence
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REVIEW
Dimitrios V Papadopoulos, Ioannis Kostas-Agnantis, Ioannis Gkiatas, Andreas G Tsantes, Panagiota Ziara, Anastasios V Korompilias
Rivaroxaban, dabigatran, apixaban and edoxaban are the four available new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) which are currently approved for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after total hip and knee replacement. Large phase 3 and phase 4 studies comparing NOAC with low molecular weight heparins have shown similar results regarding the efficacy and safety of these two categories of anticoagulants. Management of bleeding complications is a matter of great significance. Three reversal agents have been developed: idarucizumab, andexanet alfa and ciraparantag...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303632/the-comparative-safety-and-effectiveness-of-bivalirudin-versus-heparin-monotherapy-in-patients-on-dialysis-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-blue-cross-blue-shield-of-michigan-cardiovascular-consortium
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Devraj Sukul, Milan Seth, Theodore Schreiber, Akshay Khandelwal, Louis A Cannon, Thomas A LaLonde, Hitinder S Gurm
BACKGROUND: Dialysis patients are at a higher risk of bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI); however, due to their exclusion from randomized clinical trials, the optimal antithrombotic regimen for this population remains unknown. We sought to evaluate the comparative safety and effectiveness of bivalirudin monotherapy versus unfractionated heparin (UFH) monotherapy in dialysis patients undergoing PCI. METHODS: We included dialysis patients who underwent PCI in a multicenter registry between January 2010 and September 2015 at 47 Michigan hospitals...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300869/e-selectin-inhibition-with-gmi-1271-decreases-venous-thrombosis-without-profoundly-affecting-tail-vein-bleeding-in-a-mouse-model
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Dorian L Culmer, Misha L Dunbar, Angela E Hawley, Suman Sood, Robert E Sigler, Peter K Henke, Thomas W Wakefield, John L Magnani, Daniel D Myers
Selectins, such as E-selectin (CD62E), function in venous thrombosis by binding and activating immune cells to initiate the coagulation cascade. GMI-1271 is a small molecule antagonist that inhibits E-selectin activity. Here we determine whether inhibition of E-selectin is sufficient to decrease acute venous thrombosis and associated inflammatory events in both prophylactic and treatment protocols without significantly affecting haemostasis. Male C57BL/6 mice underwent surgery for experimental thrombosis induction and were harvested at peak thrombus formation in our animal model, two days post induction...
March 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297015/mortality-following-cardiovascular-and-bleeding-events-occurring-beyond-1-year-after-coronary-stenting-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-dapt-study
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Eric A Secemsky, Robert W Yeh, Dean J Kereiakes, Donald E Cutlip, David J Cohen, P Gabriel Steg, Christopher P Cannon, Patricia K Apruzzese, Ralph B D'Agostino, Joseph M Massaro, Laura Mauri
Importance: Early cardiovascular and bleeding events after coronary stenting are associated with high risk of morbidity and mortality. Objective: To assess the prognosis of cardiovascular and bleeding events occurring beyond 1 year after coronary stenting. Design, Setting, and Participants: This secondary analysis is derived from data from the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) Study, a multicenter trial involving 220 US and international clinical sites from 11 countries...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295984/safety-of-arteriovenous-fistulae-and-grafts-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-the-michigan-experience
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Anas Al Rifai, Nidhi Sukul, Robert Wonnacott, Michael Heung
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous fistula or graft (AVF/AVG) use is widely considered contraindicated for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), yet insertion of hemodialysis (HD) catheters can carry high complication risk in critically ill end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: Single-center analysis of 48 consecutive hospitalized ESRD patients on maintenance HD who underwent CRRT using AVF/AVG from 2012 to 2013. Primary outcome was access-related complications...
March 13, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290994/derivation-and-validation-of-the-predicting-bleeding-complications-in-patients-undergoing-stent-implantation-and-subsequent-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-precise-dapt-score-a-pooled-analysis-of-individual-patient-datasets-from-clinical-trials
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Francesco Costa, David van Klaveren, Stefan James, Dik Heg, Lorenz Räber, Fausto Feres, Thomas Pilgrim, Myeong-Ki Hong, Hyo-Soo Kim, Antonio Colombo, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Thomas Zanchin, Tullio Palmerini, Lars Wallentin, Deepak L Bhatt, Gregg W Stone, Stephan Windecker, Ewout W Steyerberg, Marco Valgimigli
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor prevents ischaemic events after coronary stenting, but increases bleeding. Guidelines support weighting bleeding risk before the selection of treatment duration, but no standardised tool exists for this purpose. METHODS: A total of 14 963 patients treated with DAPT after coronary stenting-largely consisting of aspirin and clopidogrel and without indication to oral anticoagulation-were pooled at a single-patient level from eight multicentre randomised clinical trials with independent adjudication of events...
March 11, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290648/deep-venous-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-current-therapy
#14
Jason Wilbur, Brian Shian
Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis are the two most important manifestations of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is the third most common life-threatening cardiovascular disease in the United States. Anticoagulation is the mainstay of VTE treatment. Most patients with deep venous thrombosis or low-risk pulmonary embolism can be treated in the outpatient setting with low-molecular-weight heparin and a vitamin K antagonist (warfarin) or direct-acting oral anticoagulants. Inpatient treatment of VTE begins with parenteral agents, preferably low-molecular-weight heparin...
March 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288963/platelet-reactivity-and-clinical-outcomes-after-coronary-artery-implantation-of-drug-eluting-stents-in-subjects-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-analysis-from-the-adapt-des-study-assessment-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-with-drug-eluting-stents
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Rajesh Gupta, Ajay J Kirtane, M Ozgu Ozan, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Michael J Rinaldi, D Christopher Metzger, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Roxana Mehran, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have high rates of adverse cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention and may additionally have heightened platelet reactivity. This study assessed the relationship between platelet reactivity and clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary interventions among subjects with and without PAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: ADAPT-DES (Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Drug-Eluting Stents) was a prospective, multicenter registry of patients treated with coronary drug-eluting stents...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288507/anticoagulation-in-cirrhosis-a-new-paradigm
#16
Filippo Leonardi, Nicola De Maria, Erica Villa
The liver plays a crucial role in coagulation cascade. Global hemostatic process is profoundly influenced by the presence of liver disease and its complications. Patients with cirrhosis have impaired synthesis of most of the factors involved in coagulation and fibrinolysis process due to a reduced liver function and altered platelet count secondary to portal hypertension. Altered routine tests and thrombocytopenia were considered in the past as associated with increased risk of bleeding. These concepts explain both the routine use of plasma and/or platelets transfusion in patients with liver cirrhosis, especially before invasive procedures, and why these patients were considered "auto-anticoagulated"...
March 14, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286749/factors-xi-and-xii-as-targets-for-new-anticoagulants
#17
REVIEW
Jeffrey I Weitz, James C Fredenburgh
Compared with vitamin K antagonists, the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are simpler to administer and are associated with less intracranial bleeding. Nonetheless, even with the DOACs, bleeding still occurs and many patients with atrial fibrillation fail to receive anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis because of the fear of bleeding. Therefore, there is an urgent need for safer anticoagulants. Recent investigations into the biochemistry of hemostasis and thrombosis have identified new targets for development of novel anticoagulants...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284738/procedure-specific-risks-of-thrombosis-and-bleeding-in-urological-non-cancer-surgery-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Kari A O Tikkinen, Samantha Craigie, Arnav Agarwal, Reed A C Siemieniuk, Rufus Cartwright, Philippe D Violette, Giacomo Novara, Richard Naspro, Chika Agbassi, Bassel Ali, Maha Imam, Nofisat Ismaila, Denise Kam, Michael K Gould, Per Morten Sandset, Gordon H Guyatt
CONTEXT: Pharmacological thromboprophylaxis involves a trade-off between a reduction in venous thromboembolism (VTE) and increased bleeding. No guidance specific for procedure and patient factors exists in urology. OBJECTIVE: To inform estimates of absolute risk of symptomatic VTE and bleeding requiring reoperation in urological non-cancer surgery. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We searched for contemporary observational studies and estimated the risk of symptomatic VTE or bleeding requiring reoperation in the 4 wk after urological surgery...
March 8, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284499/the-optimal-discontinuation-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-drug-eluting-stents-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#19
Wei Wang, Jing Liu, Jingxue Fang, Yang Liu, Tong An, Meijuan Zou, Gang Cheng
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for patients with drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation. Nevertheless, optimal discontinuation of DAPT remains a controversy. We performed a meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluate optimal discontinuation of DAPT in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with DES. METHODS: We searched electronic databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and ClinicalTrials...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283876/purification-of-serine-protease-from-polychaeta-lumbrineris-nipponica-and-assessment-of-its-fibrinolytic-activity
#20
Seung Ju Yeon, Goo Yong Chung, Jae Sang Hong, Jin Ha Hwang, Hwa Sung Shin
Ischemic stroke and cardiovascular disease can occur from blockage of blood vessels by fibrin clots formed naturally in the body. Therapeutic drugs of anticoagulant or thrombolytic agents have been studied; however, various problems have been reported such as side effects and low efficacy. Thus, development of new candidates that are more effective and safe is necessary. The objective of this study is to evaluate fibrinolytic activity, anti-coagulation, and characterization of serine protease purified from Lumbrineris nipponica, polychaeta, for new thrombolytic agents...
March 10, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
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