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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145955/cardiovascular-complications-of-cancer%C3%A2-therapy-best-practices-in-diagnosis-prevention-and-management-part-2
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REVIEW
Hui-Ming Chang, Tochukwu M Okwuosa, Tiziano Scarabelli, Rohit Moudgil, Edward T H Yeh
In this second part of a 2-part review, we will review cancer or cancer therapy-associated systemic and pulmonary hypertension, QT prolongation, arrhythmias, pericardial disease, and radiation-induced cardiotoxicity. This review is based on a MEDLINE search of published data, published clinical guidelines, and best practices in major cancer centers. Newly developed targeted therapy can exert off-target effects causing hypertension, thromboembolism, QT prolongation, and atrial fibrillation. Radiation therapy often accelerates atherosclerosis...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143665/cardiopulmonary-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-heartworm-disease
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REVIEW
Elena Carretón, Rodrigo Morchón, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso
In heartworm disease, several biomarkers of cardiopulmonary injury and inflammatory activity have been studied during the recent years. D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product present after a clot is degraded, which has been reported to provide support for the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism in heartworm disease. Furthermore, concentrations increment with increased disease severity and during the adulticide treatment. This increase in concentration has proved to be valuable. Cardiac biomarkers troponin I, myoglobin and NT-proBNP demonstrated presence of myocardial injury and heart failure, especially in chronic infections, which in some cases, slightly improve after the adulticide treatment...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143657/clinical-benefits-of-incorporating-doxycycline-into-a-canine-heartworm-treatment-protocol
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C Thomas Nelson, Elizabeth S Myrick, Thomas A Nelson
BACKGROUND: The objective of heartworm treatment is to improve the clinical condition of the patient and to eliminate pre-cardiac, juvenile, and adult worm stages with minimal complications. Pulmonary thromboembolisms are an inevitable consequence of worm death and can result in severe pulmonary reactions and even death of the patient. To minimize these reactions, various treatment protocols involving melarsomine, the only adulticidal drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administrations (FDA), in conjunction with macrocyclic lactone heartworm preventives and glucocorticosteroids have been advocated...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143501/-the-place-of-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-the-management-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Aileen Kharat, Béatrice Duxbury, Anne-Lise Hachull, Stéphane Noble, Hélène Bouvaist, Paola M Soccal, Frédéric Lador
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is uncommon. Its diagnosis should not be delayed as its prognosis is poor if not treated. In most cases, an acute pulmonary embolism is found in the medical history of the patient. Once suspected, a specific work-up should be performed in a pulmonary hypertension (PH) center. The ventilation/perfusion scan has a central role in this workup but the emergence of non invasive imaging technologies provides morphological and functional information which take part in the therapeutic decision making, such as operability...
November 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143104/left-ventricular-end-diastolic-dimension-and-septal-e-are-predictors-of-cardiac-index-at-rest-while-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-is-a-predictor-of-peak-oxygen-uptake-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yoshihisa Nakano, Naoki Okumura, Shiro Adachi, Shigetake Shimokata, Fumitaka Tajima, Yoshihiro Kamimura, Toyoaki Murohara, Takahisa Kondo
Little is known regarding a correlation of hemodynamics at rest or exercise capacity with echocardiographic parameters in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). To clarify these potential correlations, we performed transthoracic echocardiography, right heart catheterization, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in 53 patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (LVDd), early diastolic velocity of the septal mitral annulus (septal e'), tricuspid regurgitation peak gradient (TRPG), and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) were significantly correlated with cardiac index (LVDd; r = 0...
November 15, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142803/unprovoked-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-young-patient-with-marfan-syndrome
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Stella Pak, Andrew Kilgore, Rosanne Thornhill, Kyle Rako, Ali Meier, Gavriella Pora, Jillian M Costello, Christine Dee
Marfan syndrome is a rare connective tissue disorder with a prevalence of approximately 2 to 3 per 10,000 individuals. There have been some reports of young patients with Marfan syndrome developing arteriovenous thromboembolism. These events were unprovoked and recurrent. Owing to its rarity, hypercoagulopathy and other metabolic derangement in patients with Marfan syndrome remains largely unknown. Herein, we report a case of a young man with Marfan syndrome who had myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism...
September 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142620/elevated-blood-urea-nitrogen-creatinine-ratio-is-associated-with-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Hoon Kim, Kiwon Lee, Huimahn A Choi, Sophie Samuel, Jung Hyn Park, Kwang Wook Jo
Objective: Although venous thromboembolism (VTE) is frequently related to dehydration, the impact of dehydration on VTE in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is not clear. This study investigated whether dehydration, as measured by blood urea nitrogen (BUN)/creatinine (Cr) ratio, influences the occurrence of VTE in patients with AIS. Methods: This is a retrospective study of patients with AIS between January 2012 and December 2013. Patients with newly diagnosed AIS who experienced prolonged hospitalization for at least 4 weeks were included in this study...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138974/medical-complications-and-mortality-in-octogenarians-undergoing-elective-spinal-fusion-surgeries
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Sharad Rajpal, E Lee Nelson, Alan T Villavicencio, Jayratna Telang, Roshan Kantha, Kara Beasley, Sigita Burneikiene
BACKGROUND: The consequences of suffering postoperative complications in elderly undergoing spinal surgeries may be different compared to younger patients. The primary objective of this study was to identify the types and frequency of medical complications and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age or older undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries for degenerative spinal disease. METHODS: A prospective observational study with a retrospective chart review was performed, which included all consecutive patients ≥80 years old undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries from May 2012 to August 2015...
November 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138649/-clinical-and-electrocardiographic-aspect-of-pulmonary-embolism-masking-aortic-dissection-revealed-by-thoracic-ct-angiography
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Daniella Rakotoniaina Masinarivo, Jenny Larissa Rakotomanana
We here report the case of a 52-year old hypertensive, obese woman (BMI 32,46 kg/m(2)) with a past history of smoking and without evidence-based risk factors of venous thromboembolism, hospitalized for left chest pain radiating to the dorsolumbar region associated with dyspnoea. Clinical examination on hopitalization showed left blood pressure 100/60 mmHg, tachycardia 100/min, oxygen desaturation index at 88% with the patient breathing ambient air, normal cardiopulmonary auscultation, peripheral pulses palpable and no symptoms of phlebitis of the lower limbs...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136152/concomitant-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Rongxin Lu, Ju Mei, Dongfang Zhao, Zhaolei Jiang, Haibo Xiao, Mingsong Wang, Nan Ma
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of both solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) and non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) has increased over the past decade. We performed concomitant video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with modified epicardial radiofrequency ablation procedure for NVAF and SPN resection. METHODS: Sixteen patients (7 men, mean age 62.6 ± 11.2 years) with SPN and NVAF underwent this procedure. Of these patients, 10 had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and 6 persistent atrial fibrillation...
November 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135777/validity-of-using-inpatient-and-outpatient-administrative-codes-to-identify-acute-venous-thromboembolism-the-cvrn-vte-study
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Margaret C Fang, Dongjie Fan, Sue Hee Sung, Daniel M Witt, John R Schmelzer, Steven R Steinhubl, Steven H Yale, Alan S Go
BACKGROUND: Administrative data are frequently used to identify venous thromboembolism (VTE) for research and quality reporting. However, the validity of these codes, particularly in outpatients, has not been well-established. OBJECTIVE: To determine how well International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes for VTE predict chart-confirmed acute VTE in inpatient and outpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We selected 4642 adults with an incident ICD-9 diagnosis of VTE between years 2004 and 2010 from the Cardiovascular Research Network Venous Thromboembolism cohort study...
December 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132220/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-versus-standard-anticoagulation-for-acute-lower-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-a-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
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Yongming Lu, Linyi Chen, Jinhui Chen, Tao Tang
Standard anticoagulant treatment alone for acute lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is ineffective in eliminating thrombus from the deep venous system, with many patients developing postthrombotic syndrome (PTS). Because catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) can dissolve the clot, reducing the development of PTS in iliofemoral or femoropopliteal DVT. This meta-analysis compares CDT plus anticoagulation versus standard anticoagulation for acute iliofemoral or femoropopliteal DVT. Ten trials were included in the meta-analysis...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127542/left-atrial-function-after-epicardial-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Louise Bagge, Per Blomström, Lena Jidéus, Stefan Lönnerholm, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist
PURPOSE: Epicardial pulmonary vein isolation has become an increasingly used therapy for medically resistant atrial fibrillation. The purpose of the present study was therefore to evaluate if epicardial pulmonary vein isolation combined with ganglionated plexi ablation affects the size and mechanical function of the left atrium, and whether the effects are dependent on the extensiveness of the ablation applications. METHODS: A total of 42 patients underwent an echocardiographic examination prior to and 6 months after a minimal invasive epicardial pulmonary vein isolation procedure for the assessment of the effects on left atrial size and function...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127473/colorectal-cancer-and-thrombosis
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P A Rees, H W Clouston, S Duff, C C Kirwan
SIGNIFICANCE: Colorectal cancer (CRC), results in a hypercoagulable state which manifests clinically as venous thromboembolism (VTE), often presenting as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). The consequences of VTE in CRC can be devastating, resulting in long-term morbidity and are a frequent cause of death, even amongst those who would have otherwise had a favourable cancer prognosis. The incidence of VTE in all cancers is increasing, whilst the exact incidence of VTE in CRC is likely to be underestimated...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126891/early-real-world-experience-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-treatment-of-intermediate-high-risk-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Sónia Martins Santos, Susana Cunha, Rui Baptista, Sílvia Monteiro, Pedro Monteiro, Francisco Gonçalves, Mariano Pêgo
INTRODUCTION: Intermediate-high risk pulmonary embolism (IHR-PE) has a poor prognosis, but is under-represented in trials of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in venous thromboembolic disease (VTE). We aimed to assess whether the administration of DOACs was equivalent to the conventional (CONV) treatment of low-molecular weight heparin bridged with warfarin for treating IHR-PE. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including 59 consecutive patients admitted with IHR-PE and followed for up to three months after discharge...
November 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125431/the-timing-of-venous-thromboembolic-events-after-spine-surgery-a-single-center-experience-with-6869-consecutive-patients
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Michael B Cloney, Benjamin Hopkins, Ekamjeet S Dhillon, Nader S Dahdaleh
OBJECTIVE Venous thromboembolic events (VTEs), including both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after spine surgery. Prophylactic anticoagulation, or chemoprophylaxis, can prevent VTE. However, the timing of VTEs after spine surgery and the effect of chemoprophylaxis on VTE timing remain underinvestigated. METHODS The records of 6869 consecutive spine surgeries were retrospectively examined. Data on patient demographics, surgical variables, hospital course, and timing of VTEs were collected...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124008/rare-complicated-parapneumonic-effusion-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-with-new-onset-lupus-flare-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Bharat Bajantri, Shaik Danial, Richard Duncalf, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been associated with respiratory tract infections. Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia-related pleural effusion is rarely reported. Extra-pulmonary abnormalities such as encephalitis, myocarditis, glomerulonephritis, and myringitis have been reported. However pulmonary manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus include pneumonitis, pleurisy, interstitial lung disease, and thromboembolic disease. We present the case of a 26-year-old male who came for evaluation of fever, cough, and shortness of breath with right-sided chest pain...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122755/renin-angiotensin-system-regulates-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Yun Xia Zhang, Ji Feng Li, Yuan Hua Yang, Zhen Guo Zhai, Song Gu, Yan Liu, Ran Miao, Ping Ping Zhong, Ying Wang, Xiao Xi Huang, Chen Wang
Pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell (PASMC) migration plays a key role in vascular remodeling which occurs during development of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Activation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) contributes to vascular remodeling observed in many diseases including idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, the role of RAS imbalance in CTEPH has not been characterized. Here, we hypothesize that RAS imbalance regulates vascular remodeling by promoting PASMC migration in CTEPH...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121664/does-preoperative-mechanical-prophylaxis-have-additional-effectiveness-in-preventing-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-retrospective-case-control-study
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Ji-Hoon Nam, Dae-Hwan Kim, Je-Hyun Yoo, Ji-Hyo Hwang, Jun-Dong Chang
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery (HFS) are at increased risk of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE). To reduce this risk, combined postoperative mechanical and chemical thromboprophylaxis has been routinely performed after HFS in these patients. This retrospective case-control study was conducted to evaluate the additional effectiveness of preoperative mechanical thromboprophylaxis for the prevention of VTE following HFS in elderly patients. METHODS: Of 539 consecutive patients aged 70 years or older undergoing HFS, 404 (control group) did not receive preoperative mechanical thromboprophylaxis, while 135 (study group) received mechanical thromboprophylaxis using an intermittent pneumatic compression device and graduated compression stockings from the time of admission until surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119147/betrixaban-a-direct-oral-inhibitor-of-activated-factor-x-for-the-prophylaxis-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-medical-illness
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G Escolar, M Díaz-Ricart, E Arellano-Rodrigo
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), comprising deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a serious clinical and public health concern. Hospitalization is a major risk factor for developing VTE. Hospital-associated events account for more than 50% of all cases of VTE. Heparins have demonstrated to be efficacious in the prevention of VTE in medically ill patients. Despite the demonstrated efficacy and safety of the available direct oral anticoagulants in the prevention and treatment of different thromboembolic conditions, their net benefit in the prevention of VTE in hospitalized medically ill patients has not been fully confirmed...
August 2017: Drugs of Today
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