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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219692/prevention-of-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-with-superficial-vein-thrombosis-given-rivaroxaban-or-fondaparinux-the-open-label-randomised-non-inferiority-surprise-phase-3b-trial
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Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Sebastian M Schellong, Horst Gerlach, Eberhard Rabe, Jeffrey I Weitz, Katja Jersemann, Kurtulus Sahin, Rupert Bauersachs
BACKGROUND: Superficial-vein thrombosis can lead to deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Rivaroxaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, might simplify treatment compared with fondaparinux because it does not require daily subcutaneous injection and is cheaper. We compared efficacy outcomes in patients with superficial-vein thrombosis and additional risk factors given either rivaroxaban or fondaparinux to assess whether rivaroxaban is non-inferior to fondaparinux in the prevention of thromboembolic complications...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218209/clinical-study-of-acute-vasoreactivity-testing-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Qi-Xia Xu, Yuan-Hua Yang, Jie Geng, Zhen-Guo Zhai, Juan-Ni Gong, Ji-Feng Li, Xiao Tang, Chen Wang
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of acute vasoreactivity testing (AVT) in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) remains unclear. We analyzed changes in hemodynamics and oxygenation dynamics indices after AVT in patients with CTEPH using patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as controls. METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively the results of AVT in 80 patients with PAH and 175 patients with CTEPH registered in the research database of Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital between October 2005 and August 2014...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216727/high-altitude-dermatology
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Lt Col G K Singh
Approximately, 140 million people worldwide live permanently at high altitudes (HAs) and approximately another 40 million people travel to HA area (HAA) every year for reasons of occupation, sports or recreation. In India, whole of Ladakh region, part of Northwest Kashmir, Northern part of Sikkim and Tenga valley of Arunachal are considered inhabited areas of HAA. The low quantity of oxygen, high exposure of ultraviolet (UV) light, very low humidity, extreme subzero temperature in winter, high wind velocity, make this region difficult for lowlanders as well as for tourists...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216223/integrated-use-of-perfusion-spect-cta-fusion-imaging-and-pulmonary-balloon%C3%A2-angioplasty-for-chronic-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Ryoji Yanagisawa, Kenneth A Fetterly, Geoffrey B Johnson, Thomas A Foley, Eric E Williamson, Rajiv Gulati, Gurpreet S Sandhu, Robert P Frantz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215423/chads2-score-predicts-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-elective-pulmonary-lobectomy
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Svetlana Kotova, Mansen Wang, Katie Lothrop, Gary Grunkemeier, Heather E Merry, John R Handy
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (PAF) affects 12% to 17% of patients undergoing lobectomy and is associated with increased morbidity. CHADS2 (congestive heart failure history, hypertension history, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus history, and stroke or transient ischemic attack symptoms previously) is used to predict stroke risk in patients with existing AF. It also has been shown also to predict new-onset PAF. Our objective was to determine whether CHADS2 can predict PAF in patients undergoing lobectomy...
February 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214257/a-comparison-of-two-dosing-regimens-of-asa-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties
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Michael J Feldstein, Sara L Low, Antonia F Chen, Laura A Woodward, William J Hozack
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare short-term side effects of aspirin (ASA) 325 mg vs ASA 81 mg orally twice daily (PO BID) when used as thromboembolic prophylaxis following primary total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: A 1-year prospective cohort study was performed on 643 primary unilateral total joint arthroplasty patients operated on by a single surgeon. Two hundred eighty-two patients were administered ASA 325 mg PO BID and 361 patients were administered ASA 81 mg PO BID for 1 month...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210989/net-clinical-benefit-of-dabigatran-vs-warfarin-in-venous-thromboembolism-analyses-from-re-cover-%C3%A2-re-cover%C3%A2-ii-and-re-medy%C3%A2
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Martin Feuring, Sam Schulman, Henry Eriksson, Ajay J Kakkar, Sebastian Schellong, Stefan Hantel, Elke Schueler, Jörg Kreuzer, Samuel Z Goldhaber
The direct oral anticoagulants, e.g., dabigatran etexilate (DE), are effective and well tolerated treatments for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Net clinical benefit (NCB) is a useful concept in weighing potential benefits against potential harm of comparator drugs. The NCB of DE vs. warfarin in VTE treatment was compared. Post-hoc analyses were performed on pooled data from the 6-month RE-COVER® and RE-COVER™ II trials, and data from the RE-MEDY™ trial (up to 36 months), to compare the NCB of DE (150 mg twice daily) and warfarin [target international normalized ratio (INR) 2...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209273/venous-thromboembolic-disease-in-revision-vs-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
#8
Matthew R Boylan, Dean C Perfetti, Bhaveen H Kapadia, Ronald E Delanois, Carl B Paulino, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolic disease (VTED) is a serious complication of primary and revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the incidence and risk of VTED for revision compared with primary TKA cases have not been well-described. METHODS: We identified 225,584 TKAs (208,954 primaries, 16,630 revisions) in the 2003-2012 Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database. Odds ratios (ORs) expressed the risk of VTED for revision vs primary TKA, and models were adjusted for age, gender, race, and Charlson comorbidity scores...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208204/thrombophilic-evaluation-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Scott M Stevens, Jack E Ansell
Patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) are often tested for thrombophilias, which are hereditary and acquired conditions that predispose to thrombosis. If a hereditary condition is identified, then testing is often performed on members of the patient's family. Testing for these conditions can be complex, as the presence of acute thrombosis and antithrombotic therapies can make the results of many tests unreliable. Many risk factors for thrombosis exist that are not routinely assessed by laboratory testing, and it is likely that many hereditary thrombophilia conditions remain to be discovered...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208203/acute-pulmonary-embolism-after-discharge-duration-of-therapy-and-follow-up-testing
#10
Cecilia Becattini, Laura Franco, Giancarlo Agnelli
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a frequent cause of death and serious disability with a risk extending far beyond the acute phase of the disease. Anticoagulant treatment reduces the risk for death and recurrent VTE after a first PE. The optimal duration of anticoagulation after a first episode of PE remains controversial and should be made on an individual basis, balancing the estimated risk for recurrence without anticoagulant treatment against bleeding risk under anticoagulation. Current recommendations on duration of anticoagulation are based on a 3% per year risk of major bleeding expected during long-term warfarin treatment...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208201/catheter-based-approaches-for-the-treatment-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#11
Victor F Tapson, David Jimenez
Except when contraindicated, anticoagulation should be initiated when pulmonary embolism (PE) is strongly suspected and the bleeding risk is perceived to be low, even if the evaluation has not been completed. Low-risk patients with acute PE are simply continued on anticoagulation. Severely ill patients with high-risk (massive) PE require aggressive therapy, and if the bleeding risk is acceptable, systemic thrombolysis should be considered. However, despite clear evidence that parenteral thrombolytic therapy leads to more rapid clot resolution than anticoagulation alone, the risk of major bleeding including intracranial bleeding is significantly higher with thrombolytic therapy...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208200/massive-pulmonary-embolism-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-surgical-pulmonary-embolectomy
#12
Aaron Weinberg, Victor F Tapson, Danny Ramzy
Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) refers to large emboli that cause hemodynamic instability, right ventricular failure, and circulatory collapse. According to the 2016 ACCP Antithrombotic Guidelines, therapy for massive PE should include systemic thrombolytic therapy in conjunction with anticoagulation and supportive care. However, in patients with a contraindication to systemic thrombolytics or in those who fail the above interventions, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and/or surgical embolectomy may be used to improve oxygenation, achieve hemodynamic stability, and successfully treat massive PE...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208198/the-pulmonary-embolism-response-team-what-is-the-ideal-model
#13
Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, Richard Channick
Treatment of patients with intermediate- and high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) is a controversial area. Many therapeutic options exist, and deciding on appropriate treatment can be difficult. In addition, multiple specialties are often involved in the care of PE patients. To better organize the response to serious PE patients, several hospitals and academic centers across the United States, spearheaded by Massachusetts General Hospital, have created pulmonary embolism response teams (PERTs). The goal of a PERT is to have a single multidisciplinary team of experts in thromboembolic disease, who can respond rapidly to patients with acute PE, and offer consultation with the full spectrum of therapeutic options...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202862/venous-thromboembolism-due-to-oral-contraceptive-intake-and-spending-nights-in-a-vehicle-a-case-from-the-2016-kumamoto-earthquakes
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Daisuke Sueta, Rika Akahoshi, Yoshinori Okamura, Sunao Kojima, Tomokazu Ikemoto, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Kenichi Tsujita, Koichi Kaikita, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Seiji Hokimoto
A 40-year-old woman experiencing sudden dyspnea went to her personal doctor for advice. She was previously diagnosed with endometriosis and prescribed oral contraceptives for treatment. During earthquakes, she spent 7 nights sleeping in a vehicle. The patient had swelling and pain in her left leg and high D-dimer concentration levels. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan revealed a contrast deficit in the bilateral pulmonary artery and in the left lower extremity. She was diagnosed with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE), and anticoagulation therapy was initiated...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198422/low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-survival-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Grzegorz Kopeć, Marcin Waligóra, Anna Tyrka, Kamil Jonas, Michael J Pencina, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Deddo Moertl, Jakub Stokwiszewski, Paweł Zagożdżon, Piotr Podolec
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol(LDL-C) is a well established metabolic marker of cardiovascular risk, however, its role in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has not been determined. Therefore we assessed whether LDL-C levels are altered in PAH patients, if they are associated with survival in this group and whether pulmonary hypertension (PH) reversal can influence LDL-C levels. Consecutive 46 PAH males and 94 females were age matched with a representative sample of 1168 males and 1245 females, respectively...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197219/factors-determining-altered-perfusion-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism-assessed-by-quantified-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-perfusion-scan
#16
Marc Meysman, Hendrik Everaert, Walter Vincken
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to analyze the evolution of perfusion (Q)-defects in patients treated for acute pulmonary embolism (PE), correlation with baseline parameters and evaluation of recurrence risk. METHODS: This is a single-center prospective observational cohort study in symptomatic normotensive PE. Comparison of the ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (V/Q-SPECT) acquired at baseline with a quantified SPECT (Q-SPECT) repeated at 1 week and 6 months...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196379/pulmonary-embolism-and-atrial-fibrillation-two-sides-of-the-same-coin-a-systematic-review
#17
Behnood Bikdeli, Maen D Abou Ziki, Gregory Y H Lip
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common, potentially fatal thrombotic disease. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia, may also lead to thromboembolic complications. Although initially appearing as distinct entities, PE and AF may coexist. The direction and extent of this association has not been well characterized. We performed a search of PubMed, Scopus, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews for publications that reported coexisting AF in patients with PE, or vice versa, to provide a systematic overview of pathophysiological and epidemiological aspects of this association (last search: October 13, 2016)...
February 14, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196033/thromboembolic-disease-in-patients-with-metastatic-femoral-lesions-a-comparison-between-prophylactic-fixation-and-fracture-fixation
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Arun Aneja, Jimmy J Jiang, Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, Hue L Luu, Terrance D Peabody, Samer Attar, T David Luo, Rex C Haydon
BACKGROUND: We are not aware of any previous studies that have compared the rate of venous thromboembolic events in patients who underwent prophylactic intramedullary nailing because of an impending fracture with the rate in patients who underwent intramedullary nailing after a pathological fracture. The objective of the present study was to determine if the rate of venous thromboembolic events varies between patients who are managed with prophylactic fixation and those who are managed with fixation after a pathological fracture...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195640/subcutaneous-unfractionated-heparin-for-the-initial-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Lindsay Robertson, James Strachan
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a prevalent and serious condition. Its medical treatment requires anticoagulation, usually with either unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) is usually intravenous (IV) but can be subcutaneous as well. This is an update of a review first published in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of subcutaneous UFH versus intravenous UFH, subcutaneous LMWH or any other anticoagulant drug for the initial treatment of venous thromboembolism...
February 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194472/right-ventricular-strain-as-predictor-of-pulmonary-complications-in-patients-with-femur-fracture
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Hyun-Jin Kim, Hyung-Bok Park, Yongsung Suh, Hyun-Sun Kim, Yoon-Hyeong Cho, Tae-Young Choi, Eui-Seok Hwang, Deok-Kyu Cho
BACKGROUND: Following femur fracture, medullary fat enters the systemic circulation and altered pulmonary haemodynamics may contribute to pulmonary complications. This study evaluated the association between right ventricular (RV) function and pulmonary complications in patients with femur fracture. METHODS: Patients with a femur fracture who had undergone pre-operative echocardiography that included RV peak global longitudinal strain (RV GLS) were evaluated retrospectively between March 2015 and February 2016...
February 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
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