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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542233/is-survival-improved-by-the-use-of-niv-and-peg-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-a-post-mortem-study-of-80-als-patients
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Christian Burkhardt, Christoph Neuwirth, Andreas Sommacal, Peter M Andersen, Markus Weber
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) are guideline-recommended interventions for symptom management in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Their effect on survival is controversial and the impact on causes of death is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of NIV and PEG on survival and causes of death in ALS patients. METHODS: Eighty deceased ALS patients underwent a complete post mortem analysis for causes of death between 2003 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474237/tinzaparin-thromboprophylaxis-prescribing-practice-after-caesarean-delivery-2009-2014
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P J Maguire, M McGuire, K A Power, M McNicholl, S R Sheehan, M J Turner
BACKGROUND: National guidelines have been developed to ensure correct dosing of tinzaparin for women delivered by caesarean delivery (CD) to reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism. AIMS: The aim of this study is to examine the impact of implementation of national guidelines on thromboprophylaxis prescribing practice for women undergoing CD in a university maternity hospital. METHODS: Details of tinzaparin usage were obtained from the Hospital pharmacy for the years 2009-2014...
May 4, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473076/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-acute-chest-pain-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Jacobo Kirsch, Richard K J Brown, Travis S Henry, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Clinton Jokerst, Paul R Julsrud, Jeffrey P Kanne, Christopher M Kramer, Jonathon A Leipsic, Kalpesh K Panchal, James G Ravenel, Amar B Shah, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Pamela K Woodard, Suhny Abbara
Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common and important clinical condition that cannot be accurately diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, and history alone. The diagnosis of PE has been facilitated by technical advancements and multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, which is the major diagnostic modality currently used. Ventilation and perfusion scans remain largely accurate and useful in certain settings. Lower-extremity ultrasound can substitute by demonstrating deep vein thrombosis; however, if negative, further studies to exclude PE are indicated...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465845/bilateral-pulmonary-embolism-after-a-short-haul-flight-in-a-man-with-multiple-risk-factors-including-sickle-cell-trait
#4
Kamille Abdool, Kanterpersad Ramcharan, Antonio J Reyes, Nadiene Lutchman, Adrian Alexander
We report a case of pulmonary embolism (PE) in an Afro-Caribbean man following a short commercial flight of less than 5,000 kilometers (Km) in economy class with a 1-month interval between journeys. He had an elevated body mass index (BMI) and sickle cell trait (SCT) with hyperhomocysteinemia. No other preexisting source of venous thrombosis was found. We posit that venous thromboembolism (VTE) and/or PE may have been a complication of SCT in an individual with other multiple risk factors. We discuss the possible interaction of these risk factors for VTE and/or PE and the implications for travelers at risk...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459729/trends-and-outcomes-of-early-versus-late-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-placement-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-nationwide-population-based-study
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Rabail Chaudhry, Naveen Kukreja, Alex Tse, Greesha Pednekar, Anas Mouchli, Linda Young, Oksana Didyuk, Robert C Wegner, Navneet Grewal, George W Williams
BACKGROUND: Oral intake for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients is often not an option because of facial trauma, swallowing dysfunctions, altered consciousness, etc. These patients often require percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement for nutrition support. To date, there is lack of studies examining the relationship between the timing of PEG placement and patient outcome in the TBI group. METHODS: We conducted a population-based study in a retrospective cohort of TBI patients undergoing PEG, using the national inpatient sample for years 2011 to 2013...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446351/deep-vein-thrombosis-of-the-upper-extremity
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Jan Heil, Wolfgang Miesbach, Thomas Vogl, Wolf O Bechstein, Alexander Reinisch
BACKGROUND: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) arises with an incidence of about 1 per 1000 persons per year; 4-10% of all DVTs are located in an upper extremity (DVT-UE). DVT-UE can lead to complications such as post-thrombotic syndrome and pulmonary embolism and carries a high mortality. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent literature, published from January 1980 to May 2016, that was retrieved by a systematic search, employing the PRISMA criteria, carried out in four databases: PubMed (n = 749), EMBASE (n = 789), SciSearch (n = 0), and the Cochrane Library (n = 12)...
April 7, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443595/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-role-of-bedside-lung-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-the-emergency-department
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Hüseyin Acar, Serkan Yılmaz, Elif Yaka, Nurettin Özgür Doğan, Asım Enes Özbek, Murat Pekdemir
BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of detailed consensus guidelines, challenges continue to exist regarding efficient, appropriate and safe imaging methods for the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary embolism. AIMS: This study was conducted to investigate the role of wedge sign, B-lines and pleural effusion seen on bedside lung ultrasound in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. STUDY DESIGN: Diagnostic accuracy study. METHODS: During the first evaluation of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, bedside lung ultrasound was performed, and the B-lines, wedge sign, and pleural effusion were investigated...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439927/antithrombotic-therapy-and-platelet-transfusions-in-hematologic-malignancy-patients-presenting-chemotherapy-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-french-survey
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Emilie Chalayer, Doriane Cavalieri, Jean Alain Martignoles, Alexis Genthon, Emmanuelle Tavernier, Bernard Tardy
BACKGROUND: Patients with hematologic malignancies are at high risk for both thrombosis and bleeding. During the prolonged periods of thrombocytopenia experienced by patients who are receiving intensive chemotherapy, clinicians often hesitate to prescribe any protection against thrombosis. In case of anticoagulant prescription, it is the prescribers' responsibility to weigh risks and benefits for each patient. Current guidelines exist but do not take into account types of thrombosis, patients' comorbidities, or previous bleeding events...
April 25, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435496/-choosing-wisely-imaging-recommendations-initial-implementation-in-new-england-emergency-departments
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Ali S Raja, Arjun Venkatesh, Nathan Mick, Cristopher P Zabbo, Kohei Hasegawa, Janice A Espinola, Jane C Bittner, Carlos A Camargo
INTRODUCTION: In June 2016, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Emergency Quality Network began its Reduce Avoidable Imaging Initiative, designed to "reduce testing and imaging with low risk patients through the implementation of Choosing Wisely recommendations." However, it is unknown whether New England emergency departments (ED) have already implemented evidence-based interventions to improve adherence to ACEP Choosing Wisely recommendations related to imaging after their initial release in 2013...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432023/pulmonary-embolism-related-sudden-cardiac-arrest-admitted-alive-at-hospital-management-and-outcomes
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Wulfran Bougouin, Eloi Marijon, Benjamin Planquette, Nicole Karam, Florence Dumas, David S Celermajer, Daniel Jost, Lionel Lamhaut, Frankie Beganton, Alain Cariou, Guy Meyer, Xavier Jouven
AIM: Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is a relatively common cardiovascular condition, occasionally and tragically manifesting as Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). The natural history of SCA complicating PE has been poorly evaluated.In this study, we described the management and outcome of PE-related SCA. METHODS: In this prospective population--based study, we included all patients admitted at hospital alive after out- of- hospital SCA, in Paris and suburbs, France (6.6 million inhabits), from May 2011 to September 2015...
April 18, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427109/traveler-s-diarrhea-vision-abnormalities-and-unsteady-gait-in-a-young-woman
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Tobias Mühling, Felix Gundling, Thomas Helmberger, Wolfgang Schepp
We report on the course of disease in a young woman, originally admitted with suspected refractory infectious tropical traveler's diarrhea. However, symptoms did not resolve upon either symptomatic or subsequent antibiotic therapy. When neurologic deterioration was observed, imaging studies revealed a dramatic series of thromboembolic events, including intracranial hemorrhage caused by extensive sinus vein thrombosis as well as thrombi of the right cardiac ventricle. Colonic mucosal biopsy samples finally led to the histologic diagnosis of ulcerative colitis...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426561/unfractionated-heparin-versus-low-molecular-weight-heparin-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-trauma
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Benjamin N Jacobs, Anne H Cain-Nielsen, Jill L Jakubus, Judy N Mikhail, John J Fath, Scott E Regenbogen, Mark R Hemmila
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication in trauma patients. Pharmacologic prophylaxis is utilized in trauma patients to reduce their risk of a VTE event. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma guidelines recommend use of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) as the preferred agent in these patients. However, there is literature suggesting that unfractionated heparin (UFH) is an acceptable, and less costly, alternative VTE prophylaxis agent with equivalent efficacy in trauma patients...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422842/the-role-of-renoscintigraphy-and-surgery-in-the-management-of-page-kidney-a-case-report
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Yu-Li Chiu, Chin Hu, Sin-Di Lee, Po-Yin Chen, Cheng-Pin Wang
RATIONALE: Page kidney is an uncommon condition that hypertension occurs secondary to microvascular ischemia and alternation of small-vessel hemodynamics due to external compression of renal parenchyma and activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. There are no specific guidelines for the management of Page kidney in the literatures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 17-year-old teenager who had Fontan procedure for tricuspid and pulmonary atresia in early childhood suffered from sudden onset of severe left flank pain during cardiac catheterization procedure...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414995/case-report-of-an-intracaval-leiomyomatosis-10-months-after-complete-hysterectomy
#14
Hannah Maria Schäfer, Andrej Isaak, Lorenz Gürke
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is a rare smooth muscle tumor, usually found in women with tumors of the reproductive organs, such as uterus myomatosous. Surgically, this case belies the call for sternotomy and two-stage surgery in caval IVL extending to the right atrium: we suggest one-stage median laparotomy as a minimal procedure with maximal benefit. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 60-year-old postmenopausal woman with suspected intravenous leiomyomatosis of the right internal iliac vein...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413581/robotic-assisted-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval
#15
Shahin Owji, Tony Lu, Thomas M Loh, Adeline Schwein, Alan B Lumsden, Jean Bismuth
Although anticoagulation remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with venous thromboembolism, guidelines recommend the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in those who fail anticoagulation or have contraindications to its use. Short-term use of filters has proven effective in reducing the rate of pulmonary embolism. However, their extended use is associated with a variety of complications such as thrombosis, filter migration, or caval perforation, thus making a case for timely filter retrieval. This is the case of a 68-year-old female with a history of chronic oral anticoagulation use for multiple deep venous thrombi (DVT) and pulmonary emboli (PE) who required cervical and thoracic spinal intervention for spondylosis and foramina stenosis...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410584/case-crossover-study-to-examine-the-change-in-postpartum-risk-of-pulmonary-embolism-over-time
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Grégoire Ficheur, Alexandre Caron, Jean-Baptiste Beuscart, Laurie Ferret, Yu-Jin Jung, Charles Garabedian, Régis Beuscart, Emmanuel Chazard
BACKGROUND: Although the current guidelines recommend anticoagulation up until 6 weeks after delivery in women at high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), the risk of VTE may extend beyond 6 weeks. Our objective was to estimate the risk of a pulmonary embolism in successive 2-week intervals during the postpartum period. METHODS: In a population-based, case-crossover study, we analyzed the French national inpatient database from 2007 to 2013 (n = 5,517,680 singleton deliveries)...
April 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401718/compliance-to-clinical-pathways-in-the-management-of-suspected-pulmonary-embolus-are-there-cost-implications
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Ata Rehman, Eric Yelf, Jacqueline Pearson, Wilf Yeo
This study investigated the cost implications of poor compliance to established guidelines for management of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) in two NSW public hospitals. A retrospective audit showed that the prevalence of PE overall was 9.9% (4.3% in the low-risk groups) in 436 patients. An estimated total of $32 454 (14%) was spent on unnecessary tests.
April 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401327/pulmonary-embolism-response-teams
#18
REVIEW
Maya Serhal, Ihab S Haddadin, Gustavo A Heresi, Deborah A Hornacek, Mehdi H Shishehbor, John R Bartholomew
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common thrombotic event that is variable in its presentation. Depending on the patients' risk for mortality, guidelines provide several treatment strategies including thrombolysis, catheter-directed therapies, pulmonary embolectomy, anticoagulation, and inferior vena cava filters. However, there is considerable disagreement between guidelines regarding the optimal treatment strategy for patients, particularly for those with intermediate-risk PE. In order to provide rapid and individualized care, PE response teams (PERT) have been developed...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391603/embedded-clinical-decision-support-in-electronic-health-record-decreases-use-of-high-cost-imaging-in-the-emergency-department-embed-study
#19
Kelly Bookman, David West, Adit Ginde, Jennifer Wiler, Robert McIntyre, Andrew Hammes, Nichole Carlson, David Steinbruner, Matthew Solley, Richard Zane
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the impact of evidence-based clinical decision support tools integrated directly into provider workflow in the electronic health record on utilization of computed tomography (CT) brain, C-spine, and pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Validated, well-accepted scoring tools for head injury, C-spine injury, and PE were embedded into the electronic health record in a manner minimally disruptive to provider workflow. This was a longitudinal, before/after study in five emergency departments (EDs) in a healthcare system with a common electronic health record...
April 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383022/high-sensitivity-assays-for-troponin-in-patients-with-cardiac-disease
#20
REVIEW
Dirk Westermann, Johannes Tobias Neumann, Nils Arne Sörensen, Stefan Blankenberg
Troponin is a widely used biomarker in patients with cardiac disease. The use of troponin is well established in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but troponin measurement is also used in other acute and nonacute settings. In patients with suspected AMI, early decision-making is crucial to allow rapid treatment and further diagnostic evaluation. Current guidelines recommend serial measurements of troponin with a cut-off concentration at the 99th percentile to triage patients in the emergency department...
April 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
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