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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
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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/29142540/clinical-audit-of-dengue-related-deaths-in-2011-mayo-hospital-lahore-pakistan
#2
Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Mehreen Mehmood, Sajid Abaidullah
Background and Objective: Dengue infection has evolved into an epidemic during last few years in Pakistan and has been associated with poor outcomes. Literature with respect to mortality risk factors in Dengue infection is not sufficient. This compelled us to conduct this study to find out major contributory factors to death in patients with dengue viral infection at one of Asia's ancient hospital setting with an aim to recognize complications at earliest and improve case management in future...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142151/two-cases-of-liver-cirrhosis-treated-with-lusutrombopag-before-partial-splenic-embolization
#3
Masashi Fujita, Kazumichi Abe, Manabu Hayashi, Ken Okai, Atsushi Takahashi, Hiromasa Ohira
Lusutrombopag, a small molecule thrombopoietin receptor agonist, has been approved for the treatment of chronic liver disease-associated thrombocytopenia due to hypersplenism in patients scheduled to undergo elective invasive procedures in Japan. We performed partial splenic embolization (PSE) after administration of lusutrombopag in two patients with thrombocytopenia due to cirrhosis. Case 1 involved a 50-year-old man who developed cirrhosis due to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and alcohol consumption...
November 15, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122786/a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-of-peripartum-hysterectomy-and-arterial-embolisation-in-belgium-results-from-the-belgian-obstetric-surveillance-system
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Griet Vandenberghe, Marine Guisset, Iris Janssens, Virginie Van Leeuw, Kristien Roelens, Myriam Hanssens, Erika Russo, Joachim Van Keirsbilck, Yvon Englert, Hans Verstraelen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of major obstetric haemorrhage managed with peripartum hysterectomy and/or interventional radiology (IR) in Belgium. To describe women characteristics, the circumstances in which the interventions took place, the management of the obstetric haemorrhage, the outcome and additional morbidity of these women. DESIGN: Nationwide population-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: Emergency obstetric care. Participation of 97% of maternities covering 98...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109629/peripartum-hysterectomy-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-epidemiology-and-outcomes
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Bharti Sharma, Pooja Sikka, Vanita Jain, Kajal Jain, Rashmi Bagga, Vanita Suri
Background and Aims: Peripartum hysterectomy is associated with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. We reviewed all peripartum hysterectomies at our institute over a 1-year period. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence, surgery and anesthesia-related issues of peripartum hysterectomies and to compare outcomes of emergency and electively planned peripartum hysterectomies. Material and Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of records of women who underwent emergency or elective peripartum hysterectomy in a tertiary care hospital...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099668/successful-conservative-treatment-of-massive-choroidal-relapse-in-2-retinoblastoma-patients-monitored-by-ultrasound-biomicroscopy-and-or-spectral-domain-optic-coherence-tomography
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Christina Stathopoulos, Marie-Claire Gaillard, Francesco Puccinelli, Philippe Maeder, Doris Hadjistilianou, Maja Beck-Popovic, Francis L Munier
PURPOSE: To report the occurrence and management of secondary choroidal infiltration in two retinoblastoma (rb) patients. METHODS: Fundus examination and imaging with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), B-scan ultrasonography (B-scan), and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). RESULTS: Case 1: A 19-month-old girl with multifocal unilateral group B rb pretreated with intravenous chemotherapy (IVC) was referred for further management...
November 3, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098447/effects-of-combination-therapy-using-antithrombin-and-thrombomodulin-for-sepsis-associated-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
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Toshiaki Iba, Akiyoshi Hagiwara, Daizoh Saitoh, Hideaki Anan, Yutaka Ueki, Koichi Sato, Satoshi Gando
BACKGROUND: No single anticoagulant has been proven effective for sepsis-associated disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Thus, the concomitant use of antithrombin concentrate and recombinant thrombomodulin has been conceived. This observational study was conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of this combination therapy. METHODS: A total of 510 septic DIC patients who received antithrombin substitution were retrospectively analyzed. Among them, 228 were treated with antithrombin and recombinant thrombomodulin (combination therapy) and the rest were treated with antithrombin alone (monotherapy)...
November 2, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096812/a-test-in-context-d-dimer
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Jeffrey I Weitz, James C Fredenburgh, John W Eikelboom
D-dimer is a soluble fibrin degradation product that results from ordered breakdown of thrombi by the fibrinolytic system. Numerous studies have shown that D-dimer serves as a valuable marker of activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis. Consequently, D-dimer has been extensively investigated for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and is used routinely for this indication. In addition, D-dimer has been evaluated for determining the optimal duration of anticoagulation in VTE patients, for diagnosing and monitoring disseminated intravascular coagulation, and as an aid in the identification of medical patients at high risk for VTE...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094482/maternal-peripartum-septic-shock-caused-by-intrauterine-infection-with-edwardsiella-tarda-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yuki Miyazawa, Keisuke Murakami, Yuichiro Kizaki, Yukiko Itaya, Yasushi Takai, Hiroyuki Seki
Edwardsiella tarda (E. tarda) is a rare pathogen in humans, especially during the peripartum period. Only a few cases of fatal neonatal infection with E. tarda have been reported. Herein, we describe a case of maternal septicemia caused by E. tarda following peripartum chorioamnionitis. The mother developed septic shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation and a post-cesarean wound hematoma with abscess. Her condition improved with multidisciplinary therapy including blood transfusion, antimicrobial agents, recombinant thrombomodulin and surgical debridement...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093403/sepsis-caused-by-newly-identified-capnocytophaga-canis-following-cat-bites-c-canis-is-the-third-candidate-along-with-c-canimorsus-and-c-cynodegmi-causing-zoonotic-infection
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Minami Taki, Yoshio Shimojima, Ayako Nogami, Takuhiro Yoshida, Michio Suzuki, Koichi Imaoka, Hiroki Momoi, Norinao Hanyu
Sepsis caused by a Capnocytophaga canis infection has only been rarely reported. A 67-year-old female with a past medical history of splenectomy was admitted to our hospital with fever and general malaise. She had been bitten by a cat. She showed disseminated intravascular coagulation and multi-organ failure because of severe sepsis. On blood culture, characteristic gram-negative fusiform rods were detected; therefore, a Capnocytophaga species infection was suspected. A nucleotide sequence analysis revealed the species to be C...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084037/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-among-patients-with-structurally-normal-hearts
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Stephanie J Conrad, Brian C Bridges, Yuvraj Kalra, John B Pietsch, Andrew H Smith
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) has been well described as a rescue therapy in refractory cardiac arrest among patients with congenital heart disease. The purpose of this retrospective analysis of data from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization was to evaluate outcomes of eCPR in patients with structurally normal hearts and to identify risk factors that may contribute to mortality. During the study period, 1,431 patients met inclusion criteria. Median age was 16 years. Overall survival to hospital discharge was 32%...
November 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078927/acquired-bleeding-disorders
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REVIEW
Alisheba Hurwitz, Richard Massone, Bernard L Lopez
Emergency medicine practitioners treat bleeding patients on a regular basis. Disorders of hemostasis are an additional challenge in these patients but can be assessed and managed in a systematic fashion. Of particular importance to the emergency clinician are the iatrogenic causes of abnormal hemostasis. Other acquired causes of abnormal hemostasis include renal disease, immune thrombocytopenia, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, hemolytic uremic syndrome, acquired coagulation factor inhibitors, acute traumatic coagulopathy, liver disease, and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy...
December 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078925/thrombotic-microangiopathies-ttp-hus-hellp
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REVIEW
Shane Kappler, Sarah Ronan-Bentle, Autumn Graham
Thrombocytopenia, strictly defined as a platelet count less than 150,000, is common in the emergency department. Recognition, diagnostic investigation, and proper disposition of a thrombocytopenic patient are imperative. One group of disorders leading to thrombocytopenia is the thrombotic microangiopathies, hallmarked by platelet destruction. These thrombotic microangiopathies include thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, low platelet count (HELLP), which should be distinguished from similar disease processes such as immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)...
December 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077660/successful-resuscitation-of-maternal-cardiac-arrest-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-guided-by-rotational-thromboelastometry-and-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-case-report
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Hannah Brown, Helen L Barrett, Julie Lee, Jason M Pincus, Rebecca M Kimble, Victoria A Eley
We present a case of maternal cardiac arrest during an elective cesarean delivery. Transesophageal echocardiography identified a large pulmonary artery mass, and guided resuscitation efforts. After return of spontaneous circulation, the patient developed disseminated intravascular coagulation with massive hemorrhage. Blood product selection and volume replacement were guided by rotational thromboelastometry and transesophageal echocardiography, respectively. Correction of coagulopathy was observed clinically and confirmed by rotational thromboelastometry...
October 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077164/macrophage-activation-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Q An, M-W Jin, X-J An, S-M Xu, L Wang
OBJECTIVE: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), is a rare autoimmune joint disorder of children. The concrete causes for the prevalence of the above pathological state are still unknown. In other words, it is an arthritis affecting mainly children and adolescents. Clinically, it has 3 different clinical subtypes. JRA patients are often noticed with some confirmed symptoms including coagulopathy, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with hepatosplenomegaly, fall in erythrocyte sedimentation rate and higher levels of liver enzymes leading to a life-threatening outcome...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072871/disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-in-an-under-recognised-zoonotic-infection
#16
Sarah Lawrence, Andrew Claxton, Mark Holland, Jack Hodd
A 51 year old man presented with severe sepsis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and multiorgan dysfunction after a 24 hour history of diarrhoea and malaise. Despite fluid resuscitation and receiving a platelet transfusion, freshfrozen plasma and intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics, he remained anuric with a worsening metabolic acidosis. He was transferred to critical care for organ support including renal replacement therapy. He subsequently developed purpura fulminans. Blood cultures were positive for Captocytophaga carnimorsis, a gram-negative canine zoonosis that is an underdiagnosed cause of severe sepsis, for which DIC at presentation is characteristic...
2017: Acute Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071003/successful-treatment-of-cardiac-angiosarcoma-associated-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-with-nab-paclitaxel-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Kazunori Honda, Masashi Ando, Keiji Sugiyama, Seiichiro Mitani, Toshiki Masuishi, Yukiya Narita, Hiroya Taniguchi, Shigenori Kadowaki, Takashi Ura, Kei Muro
Angiosarcoma of the heart is an uncommon soft tissue sarcoma. A few cases of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) associated with angiosarcoma occurring in various organs, but not the heart, have been reported. Although taxane is commonly used in the treatment of metastatic angiosarcoma, data on the efficacy of nab-paclitaxel for angiosarcoma are limited. Here, we report probably the first case of a patient with primary cardiac angiosarcoma with coexisting DIC who was successfully treated with nab-paclitaxel...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069999/use-of-hormone-therapies-in-disseminated-carcinomatosis-of-the-bone-marrow-associated-with-hormone-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
#18
Takayo Ota, Nozomi Miyatake, Noriko Tanaka, Yoshikazu Hasegawa, Masahiro Tokunaga, Hiroshi Tsukuda, Masahiro Fukuoka
Disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow (DCBM) is diffusely invasive bone metastasis resulting from solid tumors. DCBM is often associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) or hemolytic anemia. Generally, DCBM treatment includes cytotoxic chemotherapy for underlying solid tumors and management of hematological conditions if present. We report a case of DCBM accompanied with DIC in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Due to her life-threatening condition, we used hormone therapies, not cytotoxic chemotherapies, to treat her DCBM...
October 26, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067074/profile-of-hepatic-involvement-in-dengue-infections-in-adult-pakistani-population
#19
Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Naima Huma, Fawad Ahmad Randhawa
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the range of hepatic involvement in dengue infections by assessing clinical and biochemical profile of adult dengue infected patients. METHODS: Serologically confirmed 220 adult cases of dengue infections admitted to Mayo hospital from June 2013 to November 2013 were classified as having dengue fever, dengue haemorragic fever and dengue shock syndrome. The frequency and range of bilirubin, liver enzymes derangement and presence of liver enlargement in each group was calculated and further stratified according to age and gender...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066681/successful-treatment-with-5-fluorouracil-and-levofolinate-calcium-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-patient-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
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Osamu Muto, Masaki Munakata, Kenki Yamagata, Akio Masuda, Kei Kotanagi, Takuya Kichiraku, Rika Satoyoshi, Kazuhiro Kudoh, Toshiya Sawada, Hideaki Miyazawa, Shinichiro Ouchi, Hitoshi Kotanagi, Yuh Sakata
A 32-year-old woman was found to have a gastric adenocarcinoma with multiple bone metastases. Chemotherapy in the first, second and third-line was not effective. Blood examinations showed disseminated intravascular coagulation(DIC)at the end of the second-line chemotherapy. The fourth-line chemotherapy, infusional 5-fluorouracil and levofolinate calcium was performed. This resulted in a good response for DIC. This palliative therapy was effective and safety.
October 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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