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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417159/-digital-volume-tomography-dedicated-scanner-and-cone-beam-ct-with-c%C3%A2-arm-systems
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M Fiebich, D Weber
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Digital volume tomography (DVT) and cone-beam computed tomography (CT) with C‑arm systems have become established three-dimensional imaging systems as an alternative to CT in some application areas. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: The technology of the systems is well developed so that they have become a competing method to CT imaging in terms of image quality and radiation exposure. PERFORMANCE: An advantage is the better spatial resolution, preferably with dedicated scanner systems, especially in the z direction...
February 7, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415816/-impact-of-the-2009-afssaps-guidelines-on-the-management-of-venous-thromboembolic-disease-in-emergency-department-before-after-study
#2
L De Massari, Y Jamilloux, J-C Lega, A Sigal, X Jacob, K Tazarourte, K Mensah, P Sève
INTRODUCTION: The French Agency for Health Safety of Products published recommendations of good practices (RGP) for the treatment of venous thromboembolic disease in 2009. Four of these recommendations apply to the initial management of the disease, with the objective of this study is to determine whether the development and diffusion of the four RGP has had an impact on the practice. METHODS: A retrospective before/after study comparing 132 patients treated in emergency department of the Civil Hospices of Lyon for pulmonary embolism (PE) and/or deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in 2008-2009 ("before") and 153 patients in 2010-2011 ("after")...
February 4, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399516/below-knee-deep-vein-thrombosis-dvt-diagnostic-and-treatment-patterns
#3
Drew Fleck, Hassan Albadawi, Alex Wallace, Grace Knuttinen, Sailendra Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Background: Guidelines are lacking for isolated below-knee deep vein thrombosis (BKDVT). The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) suggests anticoagulation only if symptoms are severe, otherwise surveillance with follow-up ultrasound in 2 weeks is recommended. Yet clinical practice remains highly variable. Little is known about the natural history of BKDVT and how to best manage these patients. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted of medical records from 2014-2016...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382561/optimal-timing-of-initiation-of-thromboprophylaxis-after-nonoperative-blunt-spinal-trauma-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Muhammad Khan, Faisal Jehan, Terence O'Keeffe, Mohammad Hamidi, Michael Truitt, Muhammad Zeeshan, Lynn Gries, Andrew Tang, Bellal Joseph
BACKGROUND: Patients with spinal trauma have the highest risk of a venous thromboembolism. While anticoagulation is recommended, its optimal timing is not well-defined. We aimed to assess the impact of early initiation of thromboprophylaxis in spinal trauma patients who were managed non-operatively. STUDY DESIGN: A 2-year (2013-2014) analysis of all isolated spinal-trauma patients managed non-operatively who received thromboprophylaxis in the TQIP. Patients were divided into two groups based on timing of initiation of thromboprophylaxis: Early (<48hours) and Late (≥48hours), and were matched in a 1:1 ratio using propensity score matching for demographics, admission vitals, injury severity, level of spine-injury and type of prophylaxis...
January 27, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339844/the-risk-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-total-joint-patients-compared-to-orthopaedic-trauma-patients-need-for-new-prevention-guidelines
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Michelle Shen, Norele J Cutrera, Ashley C Dodd, Christopher Wallace, Frank R Avilucea, Craig Melbourne, Alex A Jahangir, Hassan H Mir, William T Obremskey, Manish K Sethi
Background: The development of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a major concern following orthopaedic surgery. No study has yet to compare the rate and risk factors for DVT between total joint and orthopaedic trauma patients. To evaluate if DVT prophylaxis for trauma should differ from total joints, we explored the rate and risk factors for DVT between both cohorts. Methods: Using a CPT code search from 2005 to 2013 in the ACS-NSQIP database, 150,657 orthopaedic total joint patients and 44,594 orthopaedic trauma patients were identified...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318176/venous-thromboembolism-within-professional-american-sport-leagues
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Meghan Bishop, Matthew Astolfi, Eric Padegimas, Peter DeLuca, Sommer Hammoud
Background: Numerous reports have described players in professional American sports leagues who have been sidelined with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE), but little is known about the clinical implications of these events in professional athletes. Purpose: To conduct a retrospective review of injury reports from the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Football League (NFL) to take a closer look at the incidence of DVT/PE, current treatment approaches, and estimated time to return to play in professional athletes...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315455/home-versus-in-patient-treatment-for-deep-vein-thrombosis
#7
REVIEW
Richard Othieno, Emmanuel Okpo, Rachel Forster
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow through a vein, which can occur after surgery, after trauma, or when a person has been immobile for a long time. Clots can dislodge and block blood flow to the lungs (pulmonary embolism (PE)), causing death. DVT and PE are known by the term venous thromboembolism (VTE). Heparin (in the form of unfractionated heparin (UFH)) is a blood-thinning drug used during the first three to five days of DVT treatment...
January 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288608/thromboprophylaxis-in-elderly-surgical-patients-current-state-and-future-considerations
#8
Christina Delimpalta, Luca Ponchietti
Venous thromboembolism is the number one cause of preventable death for hospital inpatients. Aging general surgical patients are especially susceptible to DVT/PE and this risk increases in the presence of other comorbidities prevalent in the elderly. However, it is often unrecognised and undertreated. Various risk scores classify patients in low, moderate and high risk categories. Current guidelines for thromboprophylaxis advocate combination of mechanical methods in the form of elastic stockings or intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological agents such as low molecular weight heparins and oral anticoagulants...
November 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226883/deep-vein-thrombosis-prophylaxis-are-we-overdoing-an-asian-survey-on-trends-in-bariatric-surgery-with-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Siddhartha Bhattacharya, S Saravana Kumar, Parimala Devi Kumara Swamy, C Palanivelu, P Praveen Raj
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE is the most common cause of mortality in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. There is considerable variation in practice regarding methods, dosages and duration of prophylaxis in this patient population. Most of the literature is based on Western patients and specific guidelines for Asians do not exist. METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey amongst 11 surgeons from high-volume centres in Asia regarding their DVT prophylaxis measures in patients undergoing bariatric surgery...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199711/venous-thromboembolism-in-cancer-patients-magnitude-of-problem-approach-and-management
#10
REVIEW
G Singh, A K Rathi, K Singh, D Sharma
Cancer is hypercoagulable state. Patients with cancer are at high risk to develop venous thromboembolism (VTE). Relative risk of developing VTE is approximately seven times higher in patients with active cancer. The incidence of occult malignancy is 7%-12% in patients with idiopathic deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, little research has been focused on cancer with thromboembolism. Lowmolecularweight heparin most frequently used pharmacologic agents as recommended by established guidelines. The aim was to evaluate the magnitude of problem in cancer patients and treatment option as per established guidelines...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154971/preemptive-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-a-high-pretest-probability-of-pulmonary-embolism-are-guidelines-followed
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Laura Willoughby, Daniel M Adams, R Scott Evans, James F Lloyd, Scott M Stevens, Scott C Woller, Joseph R Bledsoe, Valerie T Aston, Emily L Wilson, C Gregory Elliott
BACKGROUND: Guidelines suggest anticoagulation of patients with high pretest probability of pulmonary embolism (PE) while awaiting diagnostic test results (preemptive anticoagulation). Data relevant to the practice of preemptive anticoagulation are not available. METHODS: We reviewed 3,500 consecutive patients who underwent CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) at two EDs. We classified the pretest probability for PE using the revised Geneva Score (RGS) as low (RGS 0-3), intermediate (RGS 4-10), or high (RGS 11-18)...
November 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131406/testicular-vein-thrombosis-incidence-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-and-survival
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Charles J Lenz, Robert D McBane, Kevin P Cohoon, Dawid T Janczak, Benjamin S Simmons, Rayya A Saadiq, Malgorzata Mimier, Ana I Casanegra, Paul R Daniels, Waldemar E Wysokinski
PURPOSE: Testicular vein thrombosis (TVT) etiology, recurrence, and survival were compared with lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in order to determine whether treatment guidelines for DVT could be applied to TVT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An inception cohort of patients with confirmed TVT (January 1995-October 2015) was compared to a control group of patients with lower extremity DVT matched by age, gender, and diagnosis date. RESULTS: Thirty-nine men with TVT were identified; 15 (38%) with isolated TVT...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118862/thromboprophylaxis-and-mortality-among-patients-who-developed-venous-thromboembolism-in-seven-major-hospitals-in-saudi-arabia
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Fahad M Al-Hameed, Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Abdulelah I Qadhi, Amira Shaker, Farjah H Al-Gahtani, Fawzi F Al-Jassir, Galila F Zahir, Tarig S Al-Khuwaitir, Mohammed H Addar, Mohamed S Al-Hajjaj, Mohamed A Abdelaal, Essam Y Aboelnazar
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hospitalization is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Despite its effectiveness, evidence-based thromboprophylaxis is still underutilized in many countries including Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: Our objectives were to determine how often hospital-acquired VTE patients received appropriate thromboprophylaxis, VTE-associated mortality, and the percentage of patients given anticoagulant therapy and adherence to it after discharged...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113671/predictors-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-primary-sarcoma-of-bone
#14
Courtney L Kaiser, Micayla K Freehan, Daniel A Driscoll, Joseph H Schwab, Karen De Amorim Bernstein, Santiago A Lozano-Calderon
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is known to be independently associated with both orthopaedic surgery and malignancy. Patients undergoing surgery for musculoskeletal malignancies are at an increased risk for thromboembolic events. Although VTE can lead to serious morbidity and mortality, the potential complications of prophylactic anticoagulation call for a greater understanding of a patient's risk factors, as well as more rigorous guidelines for prophylactic anticoagulation regimens. The aims of this study were to 1) Analyze the rate of VTE in patients surgically treated for primary bone sarcoma; 2) Identify risk factors for VTE in patients with primary bone sarcoma; 3) Discuss the complications associated with prophylactic anticoagulation in patients with primary bone sarcoma...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043850/age-adjusted-d-dimer-cut-off-in-the-diagnostic-strategy-for-deep-vein-thrombosis-a-systematic-review
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Mads Nybo, Anne-Mette Hvas
BACKGROUND: Studies have indicated that use of an age-adjusted D-dimer cut-off value for patients above 50 years increases utility of the diagnostic strategy for pulmonary embolism. Evidence for the same approach regarding diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is, however, unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted following the PRISMA Statement guideline to gather the existing knowledge on the use of an age-adjusted D-dimer cut-off in the diagnostic strategy for DVT...
October 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043538/venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-medically-ill-patients-a-mixed-treatment-comparison-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Majed S Al Yami, Matthew A Silva, Jennifer L Donovan, Abir O Kanaan
The American College of Chest Physicians guidelines recommend unfractionated heparin (UFH), low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) or fondaparinux for prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), in medically-ill patients. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been evaluated relative to enoxaparin for VTE prophylaxis though head-to-head comparisons of these agents are lacking. Therefore, we conducted a mixed treatment comparisons meta-analysis to evaluate the safety and efficacy of established treatments and DOACs for VTE prophylaxis in medically-ill patients...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040346/heterogeneity-in-body-contouring-outcomes-based-research-the-pittsburgh-body-contouring-complication-reporting-system
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Rachel A Guest, Dalit Amar, Sharona Czerniak, Stephanie E Dreifuss, Mark A Schusterman, Elizabeth M Kenny, Eva F Chernoff, Joshua M Barnett, Kathleen R Koesarie, Jeffrey A Gusenoff
Background: Body contouring complications after massive weight loss (MWL) vary significantly in frequency and type. Currently, no standardized recommendations exist regarding which complications are most important to report. Objectives: We aim to provide a guideline for complication reporting in the body contouring literature. The Pittsburgh Body Contouring Complication Reporting System (PBCCRS) will aid in risk stratification of body contouring procedures and will decrease under-, over-, and nonreporting of complications...
December 13, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016692/benefit-of-early-discharge-among-patients-with-low-risk-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Li Wang, Onur Baser, Phil Wells, W Frank Peacock, Craig I Coleman, Gregory J Fermann, Jeff Schein, Concetta Crivera
Clinical guidelines recommend early discharge of patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism (LRPE). This study measured the overall impact of early discharge of LRPE patients on clinical outcomes and costs in the Veterans Health Administration population. Adult patients with ≥1 inpatient diagnosis for pulmonary embolism (PE) (index date) between 10/2011-06/2015, continuous enrollment for ≥12 months pre- and 3 months post-index date were included. PE risk stratification was performed using the simplified Pulmonary Embolism Stratification Index...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988382/does-time-of-surgery-and-complication-have-any-correlation-in-the-management-of-hip-fracture-in-elderly-and-can-early-surgery-affect-the-outcome
#19
S K Rai, Rohit Varma, S S Wani
OBJECTIVE: Hip fractures in the elderly are usually associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality and affect quality of life. On review of published data, the current guidelines in the literature indicate that early surgery should be performed within 24 h of injury because it is associated with better functional outcomes and lower rates of perioperative complications and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether any correlation exists between early surgical intervention and functional outcomes...
October 7, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950030/compression-therapy-for-prevention-of-post-thrombotic-syndrome
#20
REVIEW
Diebrecht Appelen, Eva van Loo, Martin H Prins, Martino Ham Neumann, Dinanda N Kolbach
BACKGROUND: Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a long-term complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that is characterised by chronic pain, swelling, and skin changes in the affected limb. One of every three people with DVT will develop post-thrombotic complications within five years. Several non-pharmaceutical measures are used for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome during the acute phase of DVT. These include elevation of the legs and compression therapy. Clinicians and guidelines differ in their assessment of the utility of compression therapy for treatment of DVT...
September 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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