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Thoracic surgery, anticoagulant

Haruhiko Shiiya, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Shigeo Yamazaki, Kichizo Kaga
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) can be associated with life-threatening complications such as paradoxical embolization, cerebral abscess, and hemothorax. Therefore, all adults with PAVMs should be offered treatment. Percutaneous transcatheter embolization is the first-line treatment, but 5-25% of cases require further treatment due to persistence after embolization. Recently, the role of minimally invasive thoracic surgery as a definitive treatment has been evaluated...
March 12, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
Meena M Archie, Johnathon C Rollo, Hugh A Gelabert
INTRODUCTION: Surgical management of spontaneous subclavian thrombosis due to venous thoracic outlet syndrome (vTOS) results in durable relief of symptoms. The need to re-operate is rare. We report our experience with re-operation for vTOS. METHODS: Patients evaluated for vTOS between 1996 and 2016 were identified in a prospective database. Data recorded included demographics, initial presentation, initial surgery, recurrent presentation, re-operation, and final outcomes...
February 22, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Helene M Sterbling, Amy K Rosen, Krista J Hachey, Niru S Vellanki, Philip D Hewes, Sowmya R Rao, Emma Pinjic, Hiran C Fernando, Virginia R Litle
BACKGROUND: Extended postoperative chemoprophylaxis is effective in reducing venous thromboembolism (VTE) among general surgical patients. We hypothesized that implementation of the Caprini risk assessment model (RAM) would reduce VTE rates among patients undergoing lung and esophageal cancer surgery. METHODS: The Caprini RAM, consisting of patient risk stratification and extended postoperative chemoprophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin, was implemented on the thoracic surgery service at Boston Medical Center in July 2014...
January 31, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Jessica E Burjorjee, Rachel Rooney, Melanie Jaeger
OBJECTIVE: In this case report, we describe a case of epidural hematoma following epidural analgesia in a patient with recent cessation of a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC). CASE REPORT: An 89-year-old woman requiring upper abdominal surgery presented with multiple comorbidities, including a prior cerebrovascular accident resulting in a left-sided hemiparesis and atrial fibrillation requiring anticoagulation with rivaroxaban. In accordance with our departmental guidelines at the time of procedure, rivaroxaban was discontinued 4 days preoperatively...
January 24, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Daniel J Friedman, Jonathan P Piccini, Tongrong Wang, Jiayin Zheng, S Chris Malaisrie, David R Holmes, Rakesh M Suri, Michael J Mack, Vinay Badhwar, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Jeffrey G Gaca, Shein-Chung Chow, Eric D Peterson, J Matthew Brennan
Importance: The left atrial appendage is a key site of thrombus formation in atrial fibrillation (AF) and can be occluded or removed at the time of cardiac surgery. There is limited evidence regarding the effectiveness of surgical left atrial appendage occlusion (S-LAAO) for reducing the risk of thromboembolism. Objective: To evaluate the association of S-LAAO vs no receipt of S-LAAO with the risk of thromboembolism among older patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
January 23, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Colin P Ryan, Nicolas J Mouawad, Patrick S Vaccaro, Michael R Go
Controversies in the treatment of venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS) have been discussed for decades, but still persist. Calls for more objective reporting standards have pushed practice towards comprehensive venous evaluations and interventions after first rib resection (FRR) for all patients. In our practice, we have relied on patient-centered, patient-reported outcomes to guide adjunctive treatment and measure success. Thus, we sought to investigate the use of thrombolysis versus anticoagulation alone, timing of FRR following thrombolysis, post-FRR venous intervention, and FRR for McCleery syndrome (MCS) and their impact on patient symptoms and return to function...
January 23, 2018: Diagnostics
Jaber Mustafa, Ilan Asher, Zev Sthoeger
Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is defined as thrombosis of the deep venous system (subclavian, axillary, brachial, ulnar, and radial veins), which drains the upper extremities. It can be caused by thoracic outlet anatomic obstruction, such as Paget-Schroetter syndrome, (primary) or by central intravenous catheters (secondary). UEDVT may be asymptomatic or present with acute severe pain and arm swelling. Clinical suspicion should be confirmed by diagnostic imaging procedures such as duplex ultrasound, computed tomography scan, or magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Arata Hibi, Takahisa Kasugai, Keisuke Kamiya, Keisuke Kamiya, Satoru Kominato, Chiharu Ito, Toshiyuki Miura, Katsushi Koyama
BACKGROUND Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) occurs in the spinal epidural space in the absence of traumatic or iatrogenic causes, and is considered to be a neurological emergency, as spinal cord compression may lead to neurological deficit. Prompt diagnosis of SSEH can be difficult due to the variety of presenting symptoms, which may resemble those of stroke. Patients who undergo hemodialysis (HD) are at risk of bleeding due to anticoagulation during dialysis and uremia. However, SSEH in HD patients undergoing HD has rarely been reported...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Francine D'Ercole, Harendra Arora, Priya A Kumar
Local anesthetic injected into a wedge-shaped space lateral to the spinal nerves as they emerge from the intervertebral foramina produces somatosensory and sympathetic nerve blockade effective for anesthesia and for managing pain of unilateral origin from the chest and abdomen. Paravertebral blockade (PVB) is versatile and may be applied unilaterally or bilaterally. Unlike thoracic epidural, the PVB technique may be used to avoid contralateral sympathectomy, thereby minimizing hypotension and leading to better preservation of blood pressure...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
A Jobs, T Stiermaier, S Klotz, I Eitel
At the end of August 2017 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) published new joint guidelines for the treatment of valvular heart disease. These guidelines incorporate the scientific progress since the last version of the guidelines published in 2012. This article reviews current guideline recommendations for antiplatelet and anticoagulative therapy after surgical/interventional treatment of the aortic and mitral valves and discusses the underlying scientific evidence...
November 16, 2017: Herz
Taiji Kuwata, Masatoshi Kanayama, Ayako Hirai, Shuichi Shinohara, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Naoko Imanishi, Koji Kuroda, Fumihiro Tanaka
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) is the one of the most important complications after thoracic surgery. This complicatin after the surgery is often treated by new anticoaglant drug, such as rivaroxaban, which dose not need to the monitoring of blood coaglation system. We experienced postoperative bleeding case during anticoaglant therapy using rivaroxaban. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient underwent a right upper lobectomy with lung and chest wall resection for lung cancer...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Frederic Michard
Smartphones and electronic tablets (e-tablets) have become ubiquitous devices. Their ease of use, smartness, accessibility, mobility and connectivity create unique opportunities to improve quality of surgical care from prehabilitation to rehabilitation. Before surgery, digital applications (Apps), serious games and text messaging may help for a better control of risk factors (hypertension, overweight), for smoking cessation, and for optimizing adherence to preoperative recommendations (e.g., regarding anticoagulation or antihypertensive treatments)...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Georgios Karaolanis, Demetrios Moris, Chris Bakoyiannis, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Viktoria-Varvara Palla, Eleftherios Spartalis, Dimitrios Schizas, Sotirios Georgopoulos
Mural thrombus in non-atherosclerotic or aneurysmatic thoracic aorta is a relatively uncommon entity. Currently there is no consensus on the appropriate therapeutic algorithm of its management. We aim to present the current knowledge on the treatment of thoracic aorta mural thrombi (TAMT) in minimally atherosclerotic vessels and we hope that the juxtaposed discussions will shed light on the uncharted waters regarding this rare syndrome. The MEDLINE/PubMed database was searched for publications with the medical subject "aortic mural thrombus" and keywords "thoracic", "embolism", "normal vessel", "minimally atherosclerotic vessel" or "treatment"...
August 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
B J Kim, R W Day, C H Davis, N Narula, M H Kroll, C W D Tzeng, T A Aloia
Essentials The risk for venous thromboembolism after liver surgery remains high in the modern era. We evaluated the safety/efficacy of extended anticoagulation in liver surgery. This protocol reports zero venous thromboembolism events in 124 liver surgery patients. Extended anticoagulation after oncologic liver surgery is safe and effective. SUMMARY: Background The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after liver surgery remains high. Objective To evaluate the safety and efficacy of extended pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis after liver surgery for the prevention of VTE...
November 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Shawna M Kettyle, Nikhil L Chervu, Appajosula Sarada Rao, Salaam Sadi, David Majure, Jack A Sava, Laura S Johnson
the prevalence of ventricular assist devices (VADs) is increasing as advanced cardiac therapies progress. These patients commonly require non-cardiac surgical procedures (NCS), although data are scant regarding the safety, timing, and operations that may safely be performed. We aim to describe our experience with VAD patients undergoing NCS. We retrospectively reviewed records on patients who underwent NCS after VAD implantation between 2013 and 2015 at a single Joint Commission-accredited VAD institution. Data collection included demographics, ischemic cardiomyopathy or nonischemic cardiomyopathy, operative details, and perioperative anticoagulation management and outcomes...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Masayoshi Inoue
Perioperative/postoperative atrial fibrillation and flutter( POAF) is one of the common complications after pulmonary resection and the frequency is reported as 12.6% according to Society of Thoracic Surgeons general thoracic surgery database. We usually observed POAF 2~3 day after operation. While the etiology remains uncertain, the left atrial overload by the refilling from the 3rd space or systemic inflammation after surgery could raise this complication in addition to the right atrial overload following pulmonary resection and postoperative hypoxia status...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Terumoto Koike, Masanori Tsuchida
For general thoracic surgeons, perioperative management for prevention of cardiac complications is important because patients undergoing general thoracic surgery often have risk factors for cardiac disease. Sever cardiac failure should be detected and treated prior to surgery, and coronary artery may be examined in patients with risk factors for ischemic heart disease. Pulmonary resection sometimes causes right-sided heart failure due to reducing pulmonary vascular bed. In high-risk patients for rightsided heart failure, pulmonary artery pressure monitoring by right heart catheterization should be considered in addition to blood pressure and central venous pressure monitoring, and precise fluid management is required...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Xin Li, YiLi Fu, JinBai Miao, Hui Li, Bin Hu
BACKGROUND: In recent years, based on clinical observations, the number of lung cancer patients with concomitant coronary heart disease (CHD) has gradually increased. However, because of the requirement of long-term anticoagulant therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), some of these patients lose the opportunity for surgical treatment, resulting in tumor progression. The objective of this study was to determine the appropriate timing of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy after PCI without increasing perioperative cardiovascular risk...
September 2017: Thoracic Cancer
Hun-Kyu Shin, Hwa-Jae Jeong, Eugene Kim, Jai Hyung Park, Se-Jin Park, Yongun Cho
BACKGROUND: A postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed as a routine to assess decompression of the spinal cord as well as to evaluate postoperative complications. The purpose of this study is to analyze the efficacy of postoperative MRI for hematoma in spinal decompression surgery. METHODS: Between January 1, 2008 and January 31, 2015, 185 patients who underwent postoperative MRI after spinal decompression surgery were included in this study. We checked the history of the use of an anticoagulant or antiplatelet agent, withdrawal period, blood platelet count, and prothrombin time (international normalized ratio [INR])...
June 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Remigiusz Antończyk, Ewa Trejnowska, Jerzy Pacholewicz, Tomasz Wolny, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Karolina Antończyk, Izabela Copik, Magdalena Piontek, Małgorzata Jasińska, Krzysztof Filipiak, Maciej Głowacki, Maciej Gawlikowski, Marcin Borowicz, Roman Kustosz, Jacek Waszak, Piotr Przybyłowski, Marian Zembala, Michał Zakliczyński, Michał Oskar Zembala
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) thrombosis remains a dreadful complication of mechanical circulatory support, with an incidence of 8-12% depending on the pump type and patient's comorbidities. Fibrinolysis may be considered early in pump thrombosis, but when contraindicated a pump exchange remains the only alternative. This short report documents an emergency LVAD exchange in a 55-year-old man who underwent LVAD (HeartWare Inc) implantation in 2013 as a bridge to transplantation. Four months after the initial surgery, he suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke despite properly managed anticoagulation...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
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