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Regional anticoagulation

Rik Houben, Floris H B M Schreuder, Kim J Bekelaar, Danny Claessens, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Julie Staals
Background: The intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) score is a commonly used prognostic model for 30-day mortality in ICH, based on five independent predictors (ICH volume, location, Glasgow Coma Scale, age, and intraventricular extension). Use of oral anticoagulants (OAC) is also associated with mortality but was not considered in the ICH score. We investigated (a) whether the predictive performance of ICH score is similar in OAC-ICH and non-OAC-ICH and (b) whether addition of OAC use to the ICH score increases the prognostic performance of the score...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Jean Mooney, Mark R Lynch, Colin V Prescott, Tracy Clegg, Michael Loughlin, Bernard Hannon, Colm Moore, Richard Faulkner
While resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides is known to occur in many European populations of Norway rat and house mouse, to-date no data is available on the occurrence in Ireland of such resistance. No genetic evidence for the occurrence of resistance was found in 65 Norway rat samples analysed, indicative of an absence, or low prevalence, of resistance in rats in at least the Eastern region of the island of Ireland. The presence of two of the most commonly found amino acid substitutions Leu128Ser and Tyr139Cys associated with house mouse resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides was confirmed...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Lars O Karlsson, Staffan Nilsson, Magnus Bång, Lennart Nilsson, Emmanouil Charitakis, Magnus Janzon
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with substantial morbidity, in particular stroke. Despite good evidence for the reduction of stroke risk with anticoagulant therapy, there remains significant undertreatment. The main aim of the current study was to investigate whether a clinical decision support tool (CDS) for stroke prevention integrated in the electronic health record could improve adherence to guidelines for stroke prevention in patients with AF. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a cluster-randomized trial where all 43 primary care clinics in the county of Östergötland, Sweden (population 444,347), were randomized to be part of the CDS intervention or to serve as controls...
March 2018: PLoS Medicine
Flavia Mayer, Ursula Kirchmayer, Paola Coletta, Nera Agabiti, Valeria Belleudi, Giovanna Cappai, Mirko Di Martino, Sebastian Schneeweiss, Marina Davoli, Elisabetta Patorno
BACKGROUND: Real-time monitoring is used to the ends of postmarketing observational research on newly marketed drugs. We implemented a pilot near-real-time monitoring program on the test case of oral anticoagulants. Specifically, we evaluated the safety and effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulants compared to vitamin K antagonists in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation secondary prevention during 2013-2015 in the Lazio Region, Italy. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cohort study was conducted using a sequential propensity-score-matched new user parallel-cohort design...
March 10, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
JaBaris D Swain, Colleen Sinnott, Suellen Breakey, Rian Hasson Charles, Gita Mody, Napthal Nyirimanzi, Ceeya Patton-Bolman, Patricia Come, Gapira Ganza, Emmanuel Rusingiza, Nathan Ruhamya, Joseph Mucumbitsi, Jorge Borges, Martin Zammert, Jochen D Muehlschlegel, Robert Oakes, Bruce Leavitt, R Morton Bolman
OBJECTIVE: Despite its near complete eradication in resource-rich countries, rheumatic heart disease remains the most common acquired cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa. With a ratio of physicians/population of 1 per 10,500, including only 4 cardiologists for a population of 11.4 million, Rwanda represents a resource-limited setting lacking the local capacity to detect and treat early cases of strep throat and perform lifesaving operations for advanced rheumatic heart disease...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Yuichi Mochizuki, Tomonori Kobayashi, Akitsugu Kawashima, Takayuki Funatsu, Takakazu Kawamata
Background: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) of the posterior fossa is uncommon in adults. Only a few cases have been reported, and most of these were secondary to head injury or anticoagulant therapy. We herein describe a case of successful surgical treatment of CSDH in the posterior fossa after surgical removal of a large supratentorial and infratentorial dermoid cyst. Case Description: A 71-year-old woman underwent removal of a left supratentorial and infratentorial dermoid cyst via a left transzygomatic approach...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Simon Hill, Elaine Creighton, Edward Walter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Anna Patrignani, Giorgia Palmieri, Nino Ciampani, Vincenzo Moretti, Antonio Mariani, Lucia Racca
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous reporting system is the most widely used method by pharmacovigilance centers. Its "voluntary nature" represents the main cause of adverse drug reaction (ADR) under-reporting phenomena. The aim of this study was to point out the issue of ADR under-reporting from doctors, particularly serious ADRs and adverse reactions caused by medicinal products subject to additional monitoring, such as novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs). METHODS: Only serious ADRs were analyzed, defined as death, life-threatening ADR, hospitalization (initial or prolonged), disability (significant or permanent), congenital anomaly...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Behnaz Pezeshkpoor, Katrin J Czogalla, Michael Caspers, Ann-Cristin Berkemeier, Kerstin Liphardt, Suvoshree Ghosh, Marco Kellner, Silvia Ulrich, Anna Pavlova, Johannes Oldenburg
One of the most common and unwanted side effects during oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) is bleeding complications. In rare cases, vitamin K antagonist (VKA)-related bleeding events are associated with mutations affecting the F9 propeptide at amino acid position 37 due to a substitution of alanine to either valine or threonine. Based on our actual cohort of 18 patients, we update the knowledge on this rare phenotype and its origin. A founder mutation for both variants was reconfirmed by haplotype analysis of intronic and extragenic short tandem repeat (STR) polymorphisms with a higher prevalence in Switzerland than in other regions of Europe...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Hematology
Shiori Tsuge, Chikara Ueyama, Kazuko Watanabe, Hiromi Nakamura, Akihiro Takeda
A 53-year-old obese woman was referred because of sudden onset of dyspnea and chronic vaginal bleeding. In addition to severe anemia, multiple pulmonary emboli were identified. Pelvic imaging showed an irregular-shaped mass in the region of the endocervix extending to the lower uterine segment. After successful anticoagulant therapy, followed by placement of an inferior vena cava filter, transabdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were performed. An immunopathological study resulted in the diagnosis of endocervical serous carcinoma...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
O W Bjerrum, J Samuelsson, W Ghanima, M Kauppila, C L Andersen
BACKGROUND: Patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have higher risks of developing thromboembolisms compared to the general population. International guidelines on the management of MPNs therefore include recommendations concerning thromboembolism prophylaxis. In clinical practice strict adherence to guidelines may be challenging and dependent on factors such as physician experience, outpatient clinic setting and access to therapy, however, no data exist on physician adherence or patient compliance to thromboembolism prophylaxis in MPNs...
February 10, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
Mira Küllmar, Alexander Zarbock
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in critically ill patients and is associated with a worse short- and long-term outcome. The KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) guidelines suggest to implement preventive strategies in high-risk patients. Definition and classification of acute kidney injury according to the KDIGO criteria are based on an increase in serum creatinine and/or a decrease in urinary output. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is the only supportive measure in patients with severe AKI...
February 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Martin Siebeck, Thomas Dimski, Timo Brandenburger, Torsten Slowinski, Detlef Kindgen-Milles
Continuous renal replacement therapy is a standard treatment in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. All CRRT techniques provide a high low-molecular weight clearance but even with hemofiltration, clearance of middle molecules is low. We investigated whether a new super high-flux hemofilter provides effective and sustained middle molecule clearance during citrate-anticoagulated continuous venovenous hemodialysis for up to 72 h. We included 14 critically ill patients with AKI-KDIGO-III in a prospective observational trial...
February 8, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
Nuria Seguí, Carlos Ruiz-Carmona, Alina Velescu, Eduardo Mateos, Roberto Elosua, Albert Clará
BACKGROUND: The treatment of acute limb ischemia (ALI) has barely changed over the last years. However, the progressive implementation of anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents or statins within the population might have modified the profile and prognosis of patients suffering an ALI. The aim of this study was to evaluate the current results of the management of ALI secondary to a native artery occlusion. METHODS: Retrospective study of 220 consecutive patients (mean age 78 years; 49% male) was conducted between 2007 and 2015...
February 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Stefan H Hohnloser, Edin Basic, Christopher Hohmann, Michael Nabauer
All pivotal trials have evaluated non-vitamin K oral antagonists (NOACs) against warfarin. However, in some regions of the world, phenprocoumon is the most widely used vitamin K antagonist (VKA). There is little evidence documenting effectiveness and safety of NOACs compared with phenprocoumon in atrial fibrillation (AF). A retrospective cohort study using a German claims database was conducted to assess effectiveness (stroke, systemic embolism [SE]) and safety (bleeding leading to hospitalization) during therapy with NOACs and phenprocoumon in 61,205 AF patients...
January 22, 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Eng Kuang Lim, Ying-Ying T Seow, Shun E Chen, Gao Yang, Min Er Liaw, Shimi Isaac
BACKGROUND: For patients unable to receive heparin anticoagulation during haemodialysis, saline flushes to reduce circuit clotting are often the norm. Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) although effective is not used by many centres including in Singapore. We wanted to demonstrate the superiority and safety of a simple regional citrate anticoagulation regime, compared to saline flushes, for heparin-free low flux haemodialysis. METHODS: This is a prospective, open label, cross over study on 25 sequential haemodialysis sessions for inpatients receiving heparin-free haemodialysis...
January 19, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Jakob Gubensek, Jadranka Buturovic-Ponikvar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Francis K L Chan, Khean-Lee Goh, Nageshwar Reddy, Kazuma Fujimoto, Khek Yu Ho, Seiji Hokimoto, Young-Hoon Jeong, Takanari Kitazono, Hong Sik Lee, Varocha Mahachai, Kelvin K F Tsoi, Ming-Shiang Wu, Bryan P Yan, Kentaro Sugano
This Guideline is a joint official statement of the Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) and the Asian Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE). It was developed in response to the increasing use of antithrombotic agents (antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants) in patients undergoing gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy in Asia. After reviewing current practice guidelines in Europe and the USA, the joint committee identified unmet needs, noticed inconsistencies, raised doubts about certain recommendations and recognised significant discrepancies in clinical practice between different regions...
March 2018: Gut
Melanie Meersch, Alexander Zarbock
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The increasing incidence of acute kidney injury has the immediate effect of a growing need for renal replacement therapy (RRT). Shedding light on the questions of who, when, why, and how RRT should be performed is difficult to accomplish because of ambiguous study results, poor quality evidence, and low standardization. RECENT FINDINGS: Critically ill patients are exposed to multiple factors known to deteriorate kidney function. Especially severe fluid overload is strongly associated with worse outcome and may be considered as a trigger for initiating RRT...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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