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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526977/standards-of-practice-in-interventional-neuroradiology
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Olav Jansen, Istvan Szikora, Francesco Causin, Hartmut Brückmann, Kyriakos Lobotesis
The growing importance of INR has resulted in the need to define and promote professional standards of clinical practice. Several professional organizations have published guidelines recently for the neurointerventional treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, including technical and personal recommendations, but detailed definitions of technical and organizational conditions needed for the safe and effective performance of such treatments are lacking. To fill this gap ESNR, ESMINT and the UEMS Division for Neuroradiology established a working group, to develop a consensus paper on "Standards of Practice in Interventional Neuroradiology"...
May 19, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526929/analytical-management-of-patients-undergoing-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-could-have-a-strong-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-a-follow-up-study
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Vincenzo De Iuliis, Sebastiano Ursi, Gianfranco Vitullo, Irma Griffo, Antonio Marino, Marika Caruso, Francesco Cipollone, Sabrina Capodifoglio, Veronica Breda, Elena Toniato, Alfonso Pennelli, Pio Conti, Stefano Martinotti
INTRODUCTION: Oral anticoagulant therapy, such as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), is prominent for the prevention of cerebral ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and all-cause mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism, and mechanical or biological valve. VKA treatment requires monitoring of the international normalized ratio (INR) in order to maintain it in a therapeutic range, avoiding side effects, the main and most significant of which is bleeding. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the event rates of several clinical composite outcomes, such as bleeding, thromboembolic events, and all-cause death...
May 19, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526897/the-impact-of-pre-injury-direct-oral-anticoagulants-compared-to-warfarin-in-geriatric-g-60-trauma-patients
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J F Barletta, S Hall, J F Sucher, J K Dzandu, M Haley, A J Mangram
PURPOSE: Pre-injury oral anticoagulants are associated with worse outcomes in geriatric (G-60) trauma patients, but there are limited data comparing warfarin with direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC). We sought to compare outcomes in G-60 trauma patients taking pre-injury DOACs vs. warfarin. METHODS: All trauma patients, age ≥60 who were admitted to the hospital and taking an oral anticoagulant pre-injury were retrospectively identified. Patients were excluded if their reason for admission was a suicide attempt or penetrating extremity injury...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525318/evaluation-of-genotype-guided-acenocoumarol-dosing-algorithms-in-russian-patients
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Dmitriy Alexeyevich Sychev, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Rozhkov, Anna Viktorovna Ananichuk, Ruslan Evgenyevich Kazakov
BACKGROUND: Acenocoumarol dose is normally determined via step-by-step adjustment process based on International Normalized Ratio (INR) measurements. During this time, the risk of adverse reactions is especially high. Several genotype-based acenocoumarol dosing algorithms have been created to predict ideal doses at the start of anticoagulant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine dosing algorithms were selected through a literature search. These were evaluated using a cohort of 63 patients with atrial fibrillation receiving acenocoumarol therapy...
May 17, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523460/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-torsemide-on-warfarin-dosage-requirements
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Sophia Lai, Jeremiah D Momper, Felix K Yam
Background According to drug interaction databases, torsemide may potentiate the effects of warfarin. Evidence for this drug-drug interaction, however, is conflicting and the clinical significance is unknown. Objective The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of torsemide initiation on warfarin dosage requirements. Setting This study was conducted at the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in San Diego, California. Method A retrospective cohort study was conducted using Veterans Affairs data from patients who were converted from bumetanide to torsemide between March 2014 and July 2014...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523393/flavored-anesthetic-masks-for-inhalational-induction-in-children
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Aakriti Gupta, Preethy Joseph Mathew, Neerja Bhardwaj
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of masking the odor of inhalational agents using fruit flavors on the anxiety behavior and compliance of children for inhalational induction. METHODS: A prospective randomized double blind, placebo controlled study was conducted on 60 unpremedicated children in the age group of 4-12 y. Thirty children received anesthetic masks smeared with a flavor of child's choice while the other 30 children were induced using masks without flavor...
May 19, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515748/effects-of-propolis-on-warfarin-efficacy
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Esin Akbay, Çiğdem Özenirler, Ömür Gençay Çelemli, Ahmet Baris Durukan, Mehmet Ali Onur, Kadriye Sorkun
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin is commonly used to avoid thromboembolism, predominantly for cardiovascular pathologies. However, the consumption of several herbal products is not permitted during its use due to the associated interactions. Propolis is a popular phytotherapy product made by honey bees. The use of propolis has been dramatically increasing in recent times. AIM: To evaluate the possible interactions between propolis and warfarin in a mouse model with determination of the international normalized ratio (INR) values...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514971/effects-of-organic-complexed-or-inorganic-co-cu-mn-and-zn-supplementation-during-a-45-day-preconditioning-period-on-productive-and-health-responses-of-feeder-cattle
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K D Lippolis, R F Cooke, L G T Silva, K M Schubach, A P Brandao, R S Marques, C K Larson, J R Russell, S A Arispe, T DelCurto, D W Bohnert
This experiment evaluated production and health parameters among cattle offered concentrates containing inorganic or organic complexed sources of supplemental Cu, Co, Mn and Zn during a 45-day preconditioning period. In total, 90 Angus×Hereford calves were weaned at 7 months (day -1), sorted by sex, weaning BW and age (261±2 kg; 224±2 days), and allocated to 18 drylot pens (one heifer and four steers per pen) on day 0; thus, all pens had equivalent initial BW and age. Pens were randomly assigned to receive a corn-based preconditioning concentrate containing: (1) Cu, Co, Mn and Zn sulfate sources (INR), (2) Cu, Mn, Co and Zn complexed organic source (AAC) or (3) no Cu, Co, Mn and Zn supplementation (CON)...
May 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510807/incidence-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips-according-to-its-severity-and-temporal-grading-classification
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Paolo Fonio, Andrea Discalzi, Marco Calandri, Andrea Doriguzzi Breatta, Laura Bergamasco, Silvia Martini, Antonio Ottobrelli, Dorico Righi, Giovanni Gandini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate hepatic encephalopathy (HE) incidence after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and classify by gravity and frequency. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 75 patients with no previous episodes of HE who underwent TIPS between 2008 and 2014 with clinical follow-up after 6 and 12 months. Patient risk factors evaluated include age, INR (international normalized ratio), creatinine, bilirubin, and MELD score (Model for End-of-stage Liver Disease)...
May 16, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508324/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-intervention-in-anticoagulation-clinic-in-sudan
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Nahid Osman Ahmed, Bashier Osman, Yassein Mohamed Abdelhai, Tariq Muhammed Hashim El-Hadiyah
Background Many trials have compared anticoagulation management provided by a pharmacist led anticoagulation clinic versus usual physician care showing the role for clinical pharmacist in the management of anticoagulant therapy, and demonstrating excellent outcomes. In Sudan, there is no published research evaluating the role of pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care for patients taking warfarin. Objective The objective of the study is to assess the role of clinical pharmacist intervention in warfarin patients compared to usual medical care...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504002/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-score-for-prediction-of-large-oesophageal-varices-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-induced-liver-cirrhosis
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K Farid, M M Omran, R E Farag, M M Arafa, T M Emran
OBJECTIVE: Variceal bleeding is one of the most common life-threatening complications of liver cirrhosis. This study aimed to develop and evaluate a predictive score, named Platelet count, Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and Prothrombin-INR (PAP) for the prediction of large oesophageal varices and to compare PAP score with eight common liver fibrosis scores (AAR, APRI, GUCI, BRC score, Fibro-Alfa, FIB4, Lok and Fibro-Q) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) induced liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A total of 277 patients with HCV-induced liver cirrhosis were evaluated by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for presence of varices...
May 15, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503837/efficacy-of-protocol-based-pharmacotherapy-management-on-anticoagulation-with-warfarin-for-patients-with-cardiovascular-surgery
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Y Katada, S Nakagawa, K Minakata, M Odaka, H Taue, Y Sato, A Yonezawa, Y Kayano, I Yano, T Nakatsu, K Sakamoto, K Uehara, H Sakaguchi, K Yamazaki, K Minatoya, R Sakata, K Matsubara
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulation therapy with warfarin requires periodic monitoring of prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) and adequate dose adjustments based on the data to minimize the risk of bleeding and thromboembolic events. In our hospital, we have developed protocol-based pharmaceutical care, which we called protocol-based pharmacotherapy management (PBPM), for warfarin therapy. The protocol requires pharmacists to manage timing of blood sampling for measuring PT-INR and warfarin dosage determination based on an algorithm...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502675/genotype-guided-dosing-of-warfarin-through-modeling-and-simulation
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Jiexin Deng, Valvanera Vozmediano Esteban, Monica Rodriguez, Larisa H Cavallari, Stephan Schmidt
Current genotype-guided algorithms for warfarin dosing fail to deliver optimal performance in two aspects: 1) these algorithms are not able to achieve the same level of benefits in non-white populations, since they were developed based on multivariate regression analysis with mostly European/White data and did not include genetic variants found frequently in non-white populations; 2) these algorithms do not account for the dynamic dose/response relationship and were limited in their usefulness to guide dosing during the initiation phase, as the possession of variant VKORC1 and/or CYP2C9 polymorphisms has been associated with a more rapid attainment of target international normalized ratio (INR) and higher risk of over-anticoagulation even in genotype-guided patients...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501909/vitamin-k-antagonist-therapy-changes-in-the-treated-populations-and-in-management-results-in-italian-anticoagulation-clinics-compared-with-those-recorded-20%C3%A2-years-ago
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Gualtiero Palareti, Emilia Antonucci, Ludovica Migliaccio, Nicoletta Erba, Francesco Marongiu, Vittorio Pengo, Daniela Poli, Sophie Testa, Alberto Tosetto, Armando Tripodi, Marco Moia
Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) are the most widely used anticoagulants in the world. An appropriate management of treated patients is crucial for their efficacy and safety. The prospective, observational, multicenter, inception-cohort FCSA-START Register, a branch of START Register (NCT02219984) included VKA-treated patients managed by centers of Italian Federation of anticoagulation clinics (AC). Baseline patient characteristics and data during treatment were analyzed and compared with those of ISCOAT study, performed by the Federation and published in 1996/7...
May 13, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500649/a-comparative-study-using-thrombin-generation-and-three-different-inr-methods-in-patients-on-vitamin-k-antagonist-treatment
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N Riva, K Vella, S Meli, K Hickey, D Zammit, C Calamatta, M Makris, S Kitchen, W Ageno, A Gatt
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin K antagonist (VKA) treatment requires routine monitoring using the international normalized ratio (INR). However, different INR assays may vary in their results. The aim of this study was to assess the agreement of three different INR methods, compared with thrombin generation, in patients on VKA treatment. METHODS: Sixty patients attending the Anticoagulation Clinic at Mater Dei Hospital (Msida, Malta) for VKA monitoring between August and September 2015 were enrolled...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500461/predicting-success-in-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage
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Ankaj Khosla, Yin Xi, Seth Toomay
PURPOSE: To develop a model to predict successful bilirubin decrease following percutaneous biliary drain placement. METHODS: A total of 257 patients who were identified having undergone percutaneous transhepatic biliary drain placement (PTBD) at our institution between 2002 and 2013 had their medical records and imaging reviewed. Of those, 190 of these patients met criteria and were used in the analysis. A regression model was performed on logarithm-transformed collected variables to predict post-drainage logarithmic transformed total bilirubin levels...
May 12, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499431/minimal-invasive-percutaneous-plate-osteosynthesis-mippo-through-deltoid-pectoralis-approach-for-the-treatment-of-elderly-proximal-humeral-fractures
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Li Zhao, Peng Yang, Lei Zhu, Ai-Min Chen
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for proximal humeral fractures include conservative treatment, conventional open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) and MIPPO through deltoid-splitting approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of MIPPO versus ORIF via the deltoid-pectoralis approach in elderly patients with proximal humeral fractures. METHODS: Thirty-six patients with proximal humeral fractures were enrolled in this study. Following the randomized block and single-blinded principle, the patients were assigned to two groups and treated with either conventional ORIF or MIPPO, both through the deltoid-pectoralis approach...
May 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499153/safety-and-efficacy-of-warfarin-in-patients-with-moderate-thrombocytopenia
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Y F Lai, D Y T Goh, S Y How, K Y Lee, V W P Tham, M C Kong, C W Tan, H J Ng
INTRODUCTION: Patients with moderate thrombocytopenia and comorbidities requiring anticoagulation are currently sub-optimally treated because of bleeding concerns. Guidance on anticoagulating such patients is currently lacking because of limited data on safety and efficacy of anticoagulation in such patients. METHODS: This retrospective study compared the incidence of bleeding and thrombosis in a cohort of warfarinized patients with sustained platelet counts below 100×10(9)/L against a cohort with normal platelet counts (>140×10(9)/L)...
May 6, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495438/african-americans-have-a-lower-prevalence-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-at-the-time-of-liver-transplantation
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Dmitri Bezinover, Ethan Reeder, Faisal Aziz, Fuat Saner, Patrick McQuillan, Zakiyah Kadry, Thomas Riley, Dmitri Guvakov, Piotr K Janicki
BACKGROUND: Perioperative vascular thrombotic events in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS: In this retrospective UNOS database analysis, we evaluated the prevalence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and factors contributing to PVT development in different ethnic groups. RESULTS: Of the 47 953 LT performed between 2002 and 2015, we identified 3642 cases of PVT. African Americans (AA) had a significantly lower prevalence of PVT compared to other ethnic groups (p = 0...
May 8, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494175/the-effect-of-plasmapheresis-on-treating-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-dic-caused-by-a-hemiscorpius-lepturus-gadim-sting
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Babak Mostafazadeh, Ahmad Gorbani, Mitra Mogaddaspour, Hamid Reza Khoddami Vishteh
INTRODUCTION: The highest mortality from scorpion stings in Iran is due to the stings of a particular type of scorpion known as Hemiscorpius lepturus (H. lepturus, Gadim in local language). The present study aimed at investigating the use of plasmapheresis to treat severe cases of H. lepturus stings. METHOD: This pilot study was a randomized clinical trial conducted from June 2015 to June 2016 in Razi hospital of Ahvaz, Iran. Twenty-nine patients who had been stung by H...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
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