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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329309/changes-in-oral-anticoagulation-for-elective-cardioversion-results-from-a-european-cardioversion-registry
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Judit Papp, Endre Zima, Ramon Bover, Rasa Karaliute, Andrea Rossi, Catherine Szymanski, Rossella Troccoli, Jonas Schneider, Morten Wang Fagerland, A John Camm, Dan Atar
Aims: In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) pharmacological or electrical cardioversion may be performed to restore sinus rhythm. The procedure is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic events, which can be significantly reduced by adequate anticoagulation (OAC). Our aim was to create a partly prospective, partly retrospective cardioversion registry, particularly focusing on OAC strategies in different European countries, and on emerging choice of OAC over time. Methods: From September 2014 to October 2015, cardioversions due to AF performed in six European city hospitals in five European countries (Hungary: Budapest-1 and -2; Italy: Bari and Pisa; France: Amiens; Spain: Madrid; and Lithuania: Kaunas) were recorded in the registry...
March 17, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329135/low-target-inr-anticoagulation-is-safe-in-selected-aortic-valve-patients-with-the-medtronic-open-pivot-mechanical-prosthesis-long-term-results-of-a-propensity-matched-comparison-with-standard-anticoagulation
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Thierry Bové, Yves Van Belleghem, Katrien François, Frank Caes, Michel De Pauw, Yves Taeymans, Guido J Van Nooten
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term results of a low international normalized ratio (INR)-anticoagulation program in selected patients after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with the Medtronic Open Pivot mechanical heart valve (OPMHV). METHODS: From January 1993 to December 2012, 909 OPMHV valves were used for single AVR. Patients with preserved sinus rhythm and left ventricular function (Low-INR, n  = 552), were managed to an INR of 1.5-2.5 and compared to patients (Standard-INR, n  = 357) treated with standard anticoagulation (INR 2...
March 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329027/prevalence-and-predictors-for-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease-c-acld-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-delta-virus-hdv-infection
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Ingrid Couto, Marilu Victoria, Valdiléa G Veloso, Lorena Rodrigues, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Marcus Lacerda, Flamir Victoria, Hugo Perazzo
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictor factors for compensated advanced chronic liver disease (c-ACLD) in patients with hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infection. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive HDV-infected patients defined by positive anti-HDV. Patients with hepatitis C coinfection, liver transplantation or presence of conditions that limit liver (LSM) or spleen stiffness measurement (SSM) were excluded. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, SSM and LSM by transient elastography (FibroScan®) were performed at the same day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327887/oral-anticoagulation-in-primary-care
#4
J Altirriba, P Aparicio
Oral anticoagulant therapy is currently widespread in the population and primary care plays an important role in its control in Spain. Younger populations, such as those in prisons, often require this treatment for reasons other than atrial fibrillation, often in relation to valvular or congenital or acquired hypercoagulability situations. The possibility of obtaining the INR by portable coagulometers has allowed primary care physicians to tackle the indication of this therapy and the control of these patients in coordination with haematology services...
June 2017: Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326205/shigella-sonnei-bacteremia-presenting-with-profound-hepatic-dysfunction
#5
Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Andrew Rettew, Bilal Shaikh, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Anthony Donato
Worldwide, Shigellosis is a significant public health issue, associated with nearly one million deaths annually. About half a million cases of Shigella infection are reported annually in the United States. Shigella bacteremia is uncommon and generally seen in children and immunocompromised adults. We present a case of a Shigella sonnei bacteremia with marked hepatic derangement in a 27-year-old previously healthy homosexual male with history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, who presented to the emergency room with a 4-day history of loose watery stool, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, and yellow skin of 2-day duration...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320385/an-exploration-of-the-socio-economic-profile-of-women-and-costs-of-receiving-abortion-services-at-public-health-facilities-of-madhya-pradesh-india
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Sushanta K Banerjee, Rakesh Kumar, Janardan Warvadekar, Vinoj Manning, Kathryn Louise Andersen
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality, which primarily burdens developing countries, reflects the greatest health divide between rich and poor. This is especially pronounced for access to safe abortion services which alone avert 1 of every 10 maternal deaths in India. Primarily due to confidentiality concerns, poor women in India prefer private services which are often offered by untrained providers and may be expensive. In 2006 the state government of Madhya Pradesh (population 73 million) began a concerted effort to ensure access to safe abortion services at public health facilities to both rural and urban poor women...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320118/prothrombin-complex-concentrate-administration-for-bleeding-associated-with-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-the-samurai-nvaf-study
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Sohei Yoshimura, Shoichiro Sato, Kenichi Todo, Yasushi Okada, Eisuke Furui, Takayuki Matsuki, Hiroshi Yamagami, Masatoshi Koga, Jun C Takahashi, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka, Shoji Arihiro, Kazunori Toyoda
BACKGROUND: Antidotes appropriate for non-vitamin K antagonist (VKA) oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are not yet in widespread clinical use. Efficacy of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) in NOAC-associated bleeding remains unclarified. METHODS: Ten NOAC users (4 women, median 74years old) who developed major bleeding and received PCC were prospectively enrolled. Eight single-center NOAC users (0 women, median 74years old) with intracerebral hemorrhage, who over the same period did not receive PCC, were studied for comparison...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319421/detection-of-subclinical-vitamin-k-deficiency-in-neurosurgery-with-pivka-ii
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Sofia Dahlberg, Caroline Ulfsdotter Nilsson, Thomas Kander, Ulf Schött
Vitamin K is known for supporting the carboxylation of hepatic coagulation proteins. Levels of proteins induced by vitamin K absence for factor II (PIVKA-II) reflect hypocarboxylated prothrombin and can be used to detect subclinical vitamin K deficiency. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of perioperative subclinical vitamin K deficiency among neurosurgical patients using PIVKA-II and investigate the existence of any correlation to standard coagulation assays. Also, the antitumor effects of vitamin K were reviewed...
March 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319169/high-meld-score-and-extended-operating-time-predict-prolonged-initial-icu-stay-after-liver-transplantation-and-influence-the-outcome
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Panagiota Stratigopoulou, Andreas Paul, Dieter P Hoyer, Stylianos Kykalos, Fuat H Saner, Georgios C Sotiropoulos
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to determine the incidence of a prolonged (>3 days) initial ICU-stay after liver transplantation (LT) and to identify risk factors for it. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data of adult recipients who underwent deceased donor first-LT at the University Hospital Essen between 11/2003 and 07/2012 and showed a primary graft function. RESULTS: Of the 374 recipients, 225 (60.16%) had prolonged ICU-stay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317031/effect-of-tranexamic-acid-on-coagulation-and-fibrinolysis-in-women-with-postpartum-haemorrhage-woman-etac-protocol-and-statistical-analysis-plan-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Haleema Shakur, Bukola Fawole, Modupe Kuti, Oladapo Olayemi, Adenike Bello, Olayinka Ogunbode, Taiwo Kotila, Chris O Aimakhu, Sumaya Huque, Meghann Gregg, Ian Roberts
Background: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a leading cause of maternal death. Tranexamic acid has the potential to reduce bleeding and a large randomized controlled trial of its effect on maternal health outcomes in women with PPH (The WOMAN trial) is ongoing. We will examine the effect of tranexamic acid on fibrinolysis and coagulation in a subset of WOMAN trial participants. Methods. Adult women with clinically diagnosed primary PPH after vaginal or caesarean delivery are eligible for inclusion in the WOMAN trial...
December 16, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316856/giant-splenorenal-shunt-in-a-young-patient-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-primary-biliary-cholangitis-overlap-syndrome-and-portal-vein-thrombosis
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F Chegai, A U Cavallo, M Forcina, V Giuricin, F Castellani, L Greco, M Manuelli, T M Manzia, G Sergiacomi
We present a case of giant Splenorenal Shunt (SRS) associated with portal vein thrombosis in a 37-year-old woman with a twelve-year history of autoimmune hepatitis/primary biliary cholangitis overlap syndrome. At the moment of the CT examination laboratory tests showed creatinine 1.5 mg/dl, bilirubin 1.5 mg/dl, INR 3, and Na 145 mmol/l and the Model End-Stage Liver Disease score was 24. Extensive calcified thrombosis causing complete occlusion of the portal vein lumen and partially occluding the origin of the superior mesenteric vein was present and a small calcified thrombus in the Splenic Vein lumen was also evident...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302116/portals-design-of-an-innovative-approach-to-anticoagulation-management-through-ehealth
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E P W A Talboom-Kamp, N A Verdijk, I J S H Talboom, L M Harmans, M E Numans, N H Chavannes
BACKGROUND: For the monitoring of International Normalized Ratio (INR) values, venous thromboembolism (VTE) and atrial fibrillation (AF) patients can visit anticoagulation clinics, laboratories, or physicians for venous puncture. Point-of-care testing (POCT) made it possible for patients to monitor INR themselves (self-monitoring) and even self-adjust their medication dosage (self-dosage). Both skills are accepted as forms of self-management. eHealth applications can improve this self-management, resulting in better clinical outcomes...
March 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296808/waitlisted-candidates-with-polycystic-liver-disease-are-more-likely-to-be-transplanted-than-those-with-chronic-liver-failure
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Sahil D Doshi, Therese Bittermann, Thomas D Schiano, David Seth Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Polycystic liver disease (PCLD) is characterized by cystic replacement of the hepatic parenchyma, leading to hepatic dysfunction, portal hypertension, and hepatomegaly. Patients with liver dysfunction and/or symptomatic disease are eligible for liver transplantation. However, little is known about these patients' waitlist outcomes relative to others with chronic liver disease. METHODS: We used OPTN/UNOS data from February 27, 2002 to December 31, 2015 to compare waitlist outcomes of adult patients with PCLD to those with chronic liver failure (CLF) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
March 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296129/comparing-thrombin-generation-in-patients-with-hemophilia-a-and-patients-on-vitamin-k-antagonists
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M L Y de Koning, K Fischer, B de Laat, A Huisman, M Ninivaggi, R E G Schutgens
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether patients with hemophilia A with atrial fibrillation require treatment with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) to the same extent as the normal population. OBJECTIVE: To compare hemostatic potential in hemophilia patients and patients on VKA using thrombin generation (TG). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, TG, initiated with 1pM tissue factor, was measured in 133 patients with severe (FVIII <1%, n=15) and non-severe (FVIII 1-50%, n=118) hemophilia A, 97 patients on VKA with an international normalized ratio (INR) ≥1...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292814/critical-international-normalized-ratio-results-after-hours-to-call-or-not-to-call
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Darlene Korn, M Sean McMurtry, Kirsten George-Phillips, Tammy J Bungard
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the timing of notification of critical international normalized ratio (INR) results (during or after clinic hours) altered the clinician's ability to affect same-day patient care. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: The Anticoagulation Management Service at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 276 patients with critical INR results (> 5.0) separated by at least 30 days were identified to have 200 critical INR results reported during clinic hours and 200 reported after hours...
March 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291892/association-of-preceding-antithrombotic-treatment-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-severity-and-in-hospital-outcomes-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Ying Xian, Emily C O'Brien, Li Liang, Haolin Xu, Lee H Schwamm, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt, Eric E Smith, DaiWai M Olson, Lesley Maisch, Deidre Hannah, Brianna Lindholm, Barbara L Lytle, Michael J Pencina, Adrian F Hernandez, Eric D Peterson
Importance: Antithrombotic therapies are known to prevent stroke for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but are often underused in community practice. Objectives: To examine the prevalence of patients with acute ischemic stroke with known history of AF who were not receiving guideline-recommended antithrombotic treatment before stroke and to determine the association of preceding antithrombotic therapy with stroke severity and in-hospital outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective observational study of 94 474 patients with acute ischemic stroke and known history of AF admitted from October 2012 through March 2015 to 1622 hospitals participating in the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program...
March 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289132/ip3r-mediated-ca-2-release-regulates-protein-metabolism-in-drosophila-neuroendocrine-cells-implications-for-development-under-nutrient-stress
#17
Megha Megha, Gaiti Hasan
Successful completion of animal development is fundamentally reliant on nutritional cues. Adaptations for surviving nutritional loss are coordinated in part by neural circuits. As neuropeptides secreted by neuroendocrine (NE) cells critically modulate neural circuits, we investigated NE cell function during development under nutrient stress. Starved Drosophila larvae exhibited reduced pupariation, if either insulin signaling or IP3/Ca(2+) signaling, were down-regulated in NE cells. Moreover, an IP3R (Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor) loss-of-function mutant displayed reduced protein synthesis, which was rescued by over-expression of either InR (insulin receptor) or IP3R in NE cells of the mutant, suggesting that the two signaling pathways may be functionally compensatory...
March 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288789/blood-loss-at-the-time-of-surgical-abortion-up-to-14weeks-in-anticoagulated-patients-a-case-series
#18
Bliss Kaneshiro, Mary Tschann, Jeffrey Jensen, Paula Bednarek, Ronnie Texeira, Alison Edelman
OBJECTIVE: To describe estimated blood loss (EBL) with surgical abortion≤14weeks gestation in anticoagulated patients. STUDY DESIGN: We invited 170 clinicians involved in a professional listserv to report cases when they performed a surgical abortion on a patient≤14weeks gestation taking an anticoagulant. Clinicians reported estimated blood loss (EBL) and bleeding-related complications (need for a blood transfusion, additional surgical procedures to treat bleeding)...
March 10, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286830/mushroom-poisoning-in-the-northeast-of-iran-a-retrospective-6-year-epidemiologic-study
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Bita Dadpour, Shahrad Tajoddini, Maliheh Rajabi, Reza Afshari
INTRODUCTION: Toxic mushrooms are distributed across the globe with over 5000 species. Among them, 100 species are responsible for most of the cases of mushroom poisoning. This study aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic pattern of mushroom poisoning among patients referred to the main toxicology center of Mashhad province located in North-east of Iran. METHOD: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients with final diagnosis of mushroom poisoning referred to the toxicology center of Mashhad, Iran, from February 2005 to 2011...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286628/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-an-unclear-nosologic-entity-case-report-of-an-adult-man-with-rising-of-amylase-and-lipase-and-spinal-cord-infiltration
#20
Moris Sangineto, Antonio Perrone, Pasquale Agosti, Viera Boccuti, Anna Campobasso, Carlo Sabbà
Here we present the case of a 57-years old patient affected by hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare disease characterized by an uncontrolled immune activation, resulting in clinical and biochemical manifestations of extreme inflammation. In a previous hospitalization, the patient showed fever, hepato-splenomegaly, pancytopenia, hyperferrtitinemia, lymphadenopathy and cholestasis. No diagnosis was done, however, he totally recovered after splenectomy. Eight months later, he relapsed, showing also hypofibrinogenemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hemophagocytic signs in bone marrow, cholestatic jaundice, high LDH and high PT-INR...
February 23, 2017: Hematology Reports
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