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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096015/association-of-medication-errors-with-drug-classifications-clinical-units-and-consequence-of-errors-are-they-related
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Maki Muroi, Jay J Shen, Alona Angosta
Registered nurses (RNs) play an important role in safe medication administration and patient safety. This study examined a total of 1276 medication error (ME) incident reports made by RNs in hospital inpatient settings in the southwestern region of the United States. The most common drug class associated with MEs was cardiovascular drugs (24.7%). Among this class, anticoagulants had the most errors (11.3%). The antimicrobials was the second most common drug class associated with errors (19.1%) and vancomycin was the most common antimicrobial that caused errors in this category (6...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076988/ischemic-stroke-risk-in-east-asian-patients-with-cha2ds2-vasc-score-of-1-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ying Bai, Alena Shantsila, Gregory Y H Lip
Background The use of anticoagulation for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 has been debated, partially due to limited data on ischemic stroke risk and specific clinical trials in these patients. East Asian patients have a different stroke risk profile compared to non-East Asians. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of ischemic stroke risk in AF patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 in East Asian countries. Methods A comprehensive literature search for studies evaluating ischemic stroke risk related with AF with CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 was conducted by two reviewers...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070667/erratum-to-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-children
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Mayerly Prada Rico, Jaime Fernández Sarmiento, Ana María Rojas Velasquez, Luz Stella González Chaparro, Ricardo Gastelbondo Amaya, Hernando Mulett Hoyos, Daniel Tibaduiza, Ana Maria Quintero Gómez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040750/a-minimally-invasive-approach-for-open-surgical-thoracoabdominal-aortic-replacement-experimental-concept-for-a-novel-surgical-procedure
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Terézia B Andrási, Violetta Kékesi, Béla Merkely, Marius Grossmann, Bernhard C Danner, Friedrich A Schöndube
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop a simple, reliable, and timesaving technique for the therapy of thoracoabdominal aortic (TAA) aneurysms that are not suitable for endovascular repair. METHODS: In this pilot study, we sought to combine the advantages of classic open vascular procedure with the use of endoscopic surgical tools and small skin incisions to develop a minimally invasive approach for TAA replacement. The following procedures were used: endoscopic exposure and closure of the lower intercostal arteries; small posterolateral thoracotomy and left retroperitoneal incisions to expose the anastomotic regions of the aorta; partial anticoagulation; passive bypass and sequential aortic clamping; tunnelling of the graft through the native aortic lumen (endoaneurysmorrhaphy) and open performance of vascular anastomosis...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030601/calcium-mass-balance-during-citrate-hemodialysis-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-normal-and-low-ionized-calcium-target-ranges
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Jakob Gubensek, Alesa Orsag, Rafael Ponikvar, Jadranka Buturovic-Ponikvar
BACKGROUND: Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) during hemodialysis interferes with calcium homeostasis. Optimal ionized calcium (iCa) target range during RCA and consequent calcium balance are unknown. METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial (ACTRN12613001029785) 30 chronic hemodialysis patients were assigned to normal (1.1-1.2 mmol/) or low (0.95-1.05 mmol/l) iCa target range during a single hemodialysis with RCA. The primary outcome was calcium mass balance during the procedure, using a partial spent dialysate collection method; magnesium mass balance was also measured...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011798/stepwise-mass-screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-using-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-the-strokestop-ii-study-design
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Johan Engdahl, Emma Svennberg, Leif Friberg, Faris Al-Khalili, Viveka Frykman, Katrin Kemp Gudmundsdottir, Tove Fredriksson, Mårten Rosenqvist
AIM: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent clinical arrhythmia and a major risk factor for ischaemic stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulants (OACs) reduces the risk of stroke by two thirds in AF patients with risk factors. Due to its often paroxysmal and asymptomatic presentation, AF is sometimes challenging to diagnose. So far, AF screening studies have applied opportunistic or systematic screening, most often using a single 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) recording or ambulatory ECG...
December 23, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007598/identification-of-acap5-as-a-novel-factor-xa-inhibitor-with-both-direct-and-allosteric-inhibition
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Yuanjun Zhu, Yuan Lin, Xiaoyan Liu, Wenhui Hu, Yinye Wang
Ancylostoma caninum anticoagulant peptide 5 (AcAP5) is a potent inhibitor for coagulation factor Xa (FXa). Previous studies show that AcAP5 binds to FXa at the active site, and/or the exosite. The active site-binding contributes to direct blocking of FXa catalytic activity, but the effect of exosite-binding and the underlying mechanism remain unknown. To investigate whether and how the exosite-binding affects FXa function, we prepared several AcAP5 mutants with modifications to the active site-binding or exosite-binding region...
December 19, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996992/-ten-questions-awaiting-for-a-definitive-answer-on-the-use-of-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Roberto Cemin, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Paolo Colonna, Raffaele De Caterina
After more than 3 years from the appearance in Italy of the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), their use for the prevention of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation is still limited, with wide differences in prescriptions across regions. When NOACs became available for clinical practice, several doubts arose about their practical management in the "real world". This article analyses the 10 more frequent questions asked by clinicians dealing with NOACs in their daily activity with atrial fibrillation patients...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992547/the-impact-of-genetic-and-non-genetic-factors-on-warfarin-dose-prediction-in-mena-region-a-systematic-review
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Loulia Akram Bader, Hazem Elewa
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is the most commonly used oral anticoagulant for the treatment and prevention of thromboembolic disorders. Pharmacogenomics studies have shown that variants in CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genes are strongly and consistently associated with warfarin dose variability. Although different populations from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region may share the same ancestry, it is still unclear how they compare in the genetic and non-genetic factors affecting their warfarin dosing...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987924/quantitative-analysis-of-the-major-linkage-region-tetrasaccharides-in-heparin
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Yin Chen, Kalib St Ange, Lei Lin, Xinyue Liu, Xing Zhang, Robert J Linhardt
Heparin is a polysaccharide based anticoagulant drug composed of a complex mixture of glycosaminoglycan chains and peptidoglycosaminoglycan chains. In an effort to better characterize this important polysaccharide based drug, we examined the peptide components of the minor peptidoglycosaminoglycan chains comprising heparin. Three different the glycan-peptide linkage regions tetrasaccharide fragments were isolated from pharmaceutical heparin using heparin lyase II and characterized the structure of these tetrasaccharides using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982554/regional-anaesthesia-and-antithrombotic-agents-instructions-for-use
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Gennaro Scibelli, Lucia Maio, Gennaro Savoia
BACKGROUND: The use of anticoagulant agents represents a serious limitation of regional anesthesia, due to the risk of spinal hematoma. Examining all the principles currently available, it has been possible to notice that published guidelines are very often incomplete or also differ significantly on the rules to be followed relating to a specific drug. METHODS: We have carried out a comparison between the guidelines of major scientific societies in order to take a practical and simple user guide which operators can consult...
December 16, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933968/emissive-h-aggregates-of-an-ultrafast-molecular-rotor-a-promising-platform-for-sensing-heparin
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Niyati H Mudliar, Prabhat K Singh
Constructing "turn on" fluorescent probes for heparin, a most widely used anticoagulant in clinics, from commercially available materials is of great importance, but remains challenging. Here, we report the formation of a rarely observed emissive H-aggregate of an ultrafast molecular rotor dye, Thioflavin-T, in the presence of heparin, which provides an excellent platform for simple, economic and rapid fluorescence turn-on sensing of heparin. Generally, H-aggregates are considered as serious problem in the field of biomolecular sensing, owing to their poorly emissive nature resulting from excitonic interaction...
November 23, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920275/hypermethylation-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-gene-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Ni Li, Dawei Zheng, Lebo Sun, Huoshun Shi, Xiuying Zhu, Guodong Xu, Qinning Wang, Caimin Zhu, Guofeng Shao
To investigate the contribution of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) promoter DNA methylation to the risk of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and the influence of warfarin anticoagulant therapy on BNP methylation levels for RHD patients after surgery. BNP methylation levels were determined by bisulfite pyrosequencing from plasma samples of RHD patients compared with healthy controls. Several factors influencing the RHD patients were included like age, smoking and cholesterol levels. A fragment of five CG sites (CpG1-5) in the promoter region of BNP gene was measured...
February 28, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909492/a-comparison-between-dabigatran-and-warfarin-on-time-to-elective-cardioversion
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Amanda N Basto PharmD, Nathan P Fewel PharmD, Rajiv Gupta Md, Eileen M Stock PhD, Mia Ta PharmD
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of dabigatran versus warfarin on time to elective direct current cardioversion (DCCV). METHODOLOGY: This retrospective observational study was conducted at a single Veterans Affairs hospital in the Southwestern region of the U.S. Patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter who were initiated on either warfarin or dabigatran prior to DCCV were reviewed. The time to cardioversion was compared between warfarin and dabigatran, as well as costs of therapy, rescheduling rates, and adverse events...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909473/cryoablation-for-the-treatment-of-drug-refractory-symptomatic-atrial-fibrillation-a-regional-medical-center-experience
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Robert Tonks Md, Hiba-Tul-Kareem Sayed Md, Ashley Adams Ba, William T Smith Md Facc
INTRODUCTION: PVI is an effective, guideline-based treatment for drug refractory symptomatic AF. Balloon cryoablation has been shown to be a safe and effective method for PVI. In the STOP-AF trial, data was produced from practitioners performing PVI with significant experience at high volume centers. This study evaluates the effectiveness and safety of treating symptomatic, drug refractory AF with PVI via cryoablation after implementation in a regional medical center. METHOD: This represents a retrospective analysis of outcomes after cryoablation treatment for AF in 71 patients over 354...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901553/a-prediction-and-simulation-model-for-target-oriented-regional-citrate-calcium-anticoagulation-in-extracorporeal-blood-purification
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Martin Brandl, Karlheinz Kellner
AIMS: Regional citrate-calcium anticoagulation is becoming more and more attractive for extracorporeal treatments in the clinical routine. METHODS: A prediction and simulation tool for the safe application of RCA during extracorporeal treatments was introduced. The model predicts the course of the ionized calcium level in the patient and the current anticoagulation status in the extracorporeal circuit based on the actual settings of the dialysis machine. RESULTS: The simulation tool delivers areas in which the blood and dialysate flow can be adjusted to reach the desired target values for RCA and predicts the time course of several parameters during treatment...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900415/-management-of-anesthesia-in-endovascular-interventions
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T Rössel, R Paul, T Richter, S Ludwig, T Hofmockel, A R Heller, T Koch
Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Germany. In these patients, the high-risk profile necessitates an interdisciplinary and multimodal approach to treatment. Endovascular interventions and vascular surgery have become established as an important element of this strategy in the past; however, the different anatomical localizations of pathological vascular alterations make it necessary to use a wide spectrum of procedural options and methods; therefore, the requirements for management of anesthesia are variable and necessitate a differentiated approach...
December 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896442/regional-citrate-anticoagulation-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-children
#18
Mayerly Prada Rico, Jaime Fernández Sarmiento, Ana María Rojas Velasquez, Luz Stella González Chaparro, Ricardo Gastelbondo Amaya, Hernando Mulett Hoyos, Daniel Tibaduiza, Ana Maria Quintero Gómez
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation of the continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) circuit is an important technical aspect of this medical procedure. Most studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of citrate use have been carried out in adults, and little evidence is available for the pediatric patient population. The aim of this study was to compare regional citrate anticoagulation versus systemic heparin anticoagulation in terms of the lifetime of hemofilters in a pediatric population receiving CRRT at a pediatric center in Bogota, Colombia...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895794/trousseau-s-syndrome-caused-by-bladder-cancer-producing-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-and-parathyroid-hormone-related-protein-a-case-report
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Tomonori Kato, Kenji Yasuda, Hiroaki Iida, Akihiko Watanabe, Yasuyoshi Fujiuchi, Shigeharu Miwa, Johji Imura, Akira Komiya
The present study reports a rare case of bladder cancer that caused Trousseau's syndrome, a malignancy-associated hypercoagulative state leading to venous or arterial thrombosis. A 38-year-old Japanese female patient experienced a sudden onset of visual field defects and lower limb weakness. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging revealed multi-regional hypointense areas compatible with acute cerebral infarction. Despite the repeated administration of anticoagulant treatment with heparin, the condition could not be adequately controlled and thromboembolic events occasionally recurred...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866200/implementation-of-a-simplified-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-protocol-for-post-dilution-continuous-hemofiltration-using-a-bicarbonate-buffered-calcium-containing-replacement-solution
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Christopher J Kirwan, Ross Hutchison, Sherif Ghabina, Stephanie Schwarze, Abigail Beane, Susan Ramsay, Edward Thompson, John R Prowle
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recent updates to the Nikkiso Aquarius continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) platform allowed us to develop a post-dilution protocol for regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) using standard bicarbonate buffered, calcium containing replacement solution with acid citrate dextrose formula-A as a citrate source. Our objective was to demonstrate that the protocol was safe and effective. METHODS: Prospective audit of consecutive patients receiving RCA for CRRT within intensive care unit, who were either contraindicated to heparin or had poor filter lifespan (<12 h for 2 consecutive filters) on heparin...
2016: Blood Purification
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