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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930804/venous-thromboembolism-in-gynecological-malignancy
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Abigail Cohen, Chung Sim Lim, Alun Huw Davies
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a recognized complication of gynecological malignancy and represents a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. The review aimed to discuss the incidence, risk factors, and clinical presentation of VTE before examining the literature on the diagnosis, prevention, and management in the context of uterine, cervical, ovarian, and vulval cancers. METHODS/MATERIALS: A literature search was performed using Ovid Medline and Embase with the following words: "gynecological malignancy," "pelvic tumor," "venous thromboembolism," "deep vein thrombosis" and "pulmonary embolism...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929298/chronic-kidney-disease-and-anticoagulation-from-vitamin-k-antagonists-and-heparins-to-direct-oral-anticoagulant-agents
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REVIEW
Savino Sciascia, Massimo Radin, Karen Schreiber, Roberta Fenoglio, Simone Baldovino, Dario Roccatello
Anticoagulation in patients with impaired kidney function can be challenging since drugs' pharmacokinetics and bioavailability are altered in this setting. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated with conventional anticoagulant agents [vitamin K antagonist (VKA), low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) or unfractionated heparin (UFH)] are at high risk of bleeding events (both non-major and major clinically relevant bleeding). While anticoagulation reduces the risk of thromboembolic events, the co-existing bleeding risk and the fact that the most commonly used anticoagulation agents are eliminated via the kidneys pose additional challenges...
September 19, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922263/prospective-side-by-side-comparison-of-outcomes-and-complications-with-a-simple-versus-intensive-anticoagulation-monitoring-strategy-in-pediatric-extracorporeal-life-support-patients
#3
Jane S Yu, Ryan P Barbaro, Donald A Granoski, Mary E Bauman, M Patricia Massicotte, Laurance L Lequier, Gail M Annich, Lindsay M Ryerson
OBJECTIVES: A continuous infusion of unfractionated heparin is the most common anticoagulant used for pediatric patients on extracorporeal life support. The objective of this study was to compare extracorporeal life support complications and outcomes between two large-volume pediatric extracorporeal life support centers that use different anticoagulation strategies. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: The University of Michigan used simple anticoagulation monitoring, whereas the University of Alberta used an intensive anticoagulation monitoring strategy...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902081/activated-partial-thromboplastin-time-versus-anti-factor-xa-levels-for-monitoring-unfractionated-heparin-therapy-in-children-an-institutional-experience
#4
Gary M Woods, Joseph Stanek, Sheilah Harrison, Karen Texter, Bryce A Kerlin, Amy L Dunn, Riten Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901992/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-surgery-in-the-elderly
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Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker, Christian Fenger-Eriksen, Emmanuel Thienpont, Giedrius Barauskas
: The risk for postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) is increased in patients aged more than 70 years and in elderly patients presenting with co-morbidities, for example cardiovascular disorders, malignancy or renal insufficiency. Therefore, risk stratification, correction of modifiable risks and sustained perioperative thromboprophylaxis are essential in this patient population. Timing and dosing of pharmacoprophylaxis may be adopted from the non-aged population. Direct oral anti-coagulants are effective and well tolerated in the elderly; statins may not replace pharmacological thromboprophylaxis...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893082/relation-between-trca-complication-rates-and-peak-act-levels-stratified-according-to-the-bmi-tertiles
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Kevser Gülcihan Balci, Orhan Maden, Mustafa Mücahit Balci, Elif Hande Çetin, Habibe Kafes, Muharrem Tola, Hatice Selcuk, Mehmet Timur Selcuk
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of the fixed dose of 5000 IU unfractionated heparin (UFH) represented as peak activated clotting time (ACT) according to the body mass index (BMI) tertiles in patients undergoing diagnostic transradial coronary angiography (TRCA). A total of 422 patients were included in the present study, 84 in the normal weight group, 218 in the overweight group, and the 120 in the grades 1 and 2 obesity groups. Radial artery occlusion (RAO) was observed in 29 (6.8%) patients and the hematoma was observed in 43 (10...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892556/parenteral-anticoagulation-in-ambulatory-patients-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Elie A Akl, Lara A Kahale, Maram B Hakoum, Charbel F Matar, Francesca Sperati, Maddalena Barba, Victor E D Yosuico, Irene Terrenato, Anneliese Synnot, Holger Schünemann
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation may improve survival in patients with cancer through a speculated anti-tumour effect, in addition to the antithrombotic effect, although may increase the risk of bleeding. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of parenteral anticoagulants in ambulatory patients with cancer who, typically, are undergoing chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy, but otherwise have no standard therapeutic or prophylactic indication for anticoagulation...
September 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891451/fibrinolytic-and-anticoagulation-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-ultrasound-assisted-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism
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Kimberly Terry, Leo F Buckley, Ahmed Aldemerdash, John Fanikos, Heather Dell Orfano
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-assisted, catheter-directed thrombolysis (UA-CDT) relieves right ventricular stress without a significant increase in the risk of bleeding compared to systemic thrombolysis. Although concomitant anticoagulation is provided to prevent thrombus expansion, the optimal anticoagulation regimen in patients receiving UA-CDT remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe anticoagulation practices for patients receiving UA-CDT. METHODS: Patients receiving UA-CDT for acute pulmonary embolism (PE) between Jan 1, 2013 to Sept 30, 2014 at a single center were analyzed...
September 7, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890040/risk-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-neurosurgery-state-of-the-art-on-prophylaxis-protocols-and-best-clinical-practices
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REVIEW
Mario Ganau, Lara Prisco, Helene Cebula, Julien Todeschi, Houssem Abid, Gianfranco Ligarotti, Raoul Pop, Francois Proust, Salvatore Chibbaro
OBJECTIVE: To analytically discuss some protocols in Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary Embolism (PE) prophylaxis currently use in Neurosurgical Departments around the world. DATA SOURCES: Analysis of the prophylaxis protocols in the English literature: An analytical and narrative review of literature concerning DVT prophylaxis protocols in Neurosurgery have been conducted by a PubMed search (back to 1978). DATA EXTRACTION: 80 abstracts were reviewed, and 74 articles were extracted...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880550/a-polymer-therapeutic-having-universal-heparin-reversal-activity-molecular-design-and-functional-mechanism
#10
Manu Thomas Kalathottukaren, Srinivas Abbina, Kai Yu, Rajesh A Shenoi, A Louise Creagh, Charles Haynes, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu
Heparins are widely used to prevent blood clotting during surgeries and for the treatment of thrombosis. However, bleeding associated with heparin therapy is a concern. Protamine, the only approved antidote for unfractionated heparin (UFH) could cause adverse cardiovascular events. Here, we describe a unique molecular design used in the development of a synthetic dendritic polycation named as Universal Heparin Reversal Agent (UHRA), an antidote for all clinically used heparin anticoagulants. We elucidate the mechanistic basis for the selectivity of UHRA to heparins and its non-toxic nature...
September 7, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866078/utility-of-unfractionated-heparin-in-transradial-cardiac-catheterization-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Matthias Bossard, Shamir R Mehta, Robert C Welsh, Kevin R Bainey
BACKGROUND: Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is purported to reduce the risk of radial artery occlusion (RAO) after transradial cardiac catheterization. However, the efficacy and optimal dose remain unclear. This meta-analysis evaluates the safety and efficacy of UFH in this context. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, and the Cochrane Registry were searched from 1948-May 2017. Studies investigating UFH for reducing RAO in transradial coronary catheterization were included...
June 10, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862032/heparin-pre-treatment-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-the-risk-of-intracoronary-thrombus-and-total-vessel-occlusion-insights-from-the-taste-trial
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Sofia Karlsson, Pontus Andell, Moman A Mohammad, Sasha Koul, Göran K Olivecrona, Stefan K James, Ole Fröbert, David Erlinge
BACKGROUND: Pre-treatment with unfractionated heparin is common in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) protocols, but the effect on intracoronary thrombus burden is unknown. We studied the effect of heparin pre-treatment on intracoronary thrombus burden and Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow prior to percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with STEMI. METHODS: The Thrombus Aspiration in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Scandinavia (TASTE) trial angiographically assessed intracoronary thrombus burden and TIMI flow, prior to percutaneous coronary intervention, in patients with STEMI...
August 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859034/six-weeks-versus-3-months-of-anticoagulant-treatment-for-pediatric-central-venous-catheter-related-venous-thromboembolism
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Rowenne Smith, Sophie Jones, Fiona Newall
OBJECTIVE: Central venous catheters (CVCs) are the single most important predisposing factor for the development of pediatric venous thromboembolism (VTE). Treatment recommendations suggest anticoagulation for the duration of 6 weeks to 3 months. This project investigated clinical outcomes associated with 6 weeks compared with 3 months of enoxaparin therapy following diagnosis of a CVC-related VTE. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study enrolled patients aged 18 years and below treated with enoxaparin with/without unfractionated heparin for a radiologically confirmed CVC-related VTE...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856946/spontaneous-hit-syndrome-post-knee-replacement-surgery-with-delayed-recovery-of-thrombocytopenia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Dilli Ram Poudel, Sushil Ghimire, Rashmi Dhital, Daniel A Forman, Theodore E Warkentin
Recently published reports have established a heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)-mimicking thromboembolic disorder without proximate heparin exposure, called spontaneous HIT syndrome. Although the pathophysiology remains unclear, anti-platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin antibodies possibly triggered by exposure to knee cartilage glycosaminoglycans or other non-heparin polyanions found on bacterial surfaces and nucleic acids have been postulated. We present a 53-year-old female receiving antithrombotic prophylaxis with aspirin following right total knee replacement surgery (without perioperative or any previous lifetime heparin exposure) who acutely presented with high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) and right great saphenous vein thrombophlebitis on postoperative day (POD) 14; her platelet count at presentation was 13 × 10(9)/L...
September 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855222/practice-patterns-and-in-hospital-outcomes-associated-with-bivalirudin-use-among-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-united-states
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Eric A Secemsky, Ajay Kirtane, Sripal Bangalore, Ion S Jovin, Dhavalkumar Patel, Enrico G Ferro, Neil J Wimmer, Matthew Roe, David Dai, Laura Mauri, Robert W Yeh
BACKGROUND: Practice patterns in anticoagulant strategies used during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the United States for patients with non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction and the comparative outcomes between bivalirudin and unfractionated heparin (UFH) have not been well described. METHODS AND RESULTS: Trends in anticoagulant use were examined among 553 562 PCIs performed by 9254 operators at 1538 hospitals for non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction from 2009 to 2014 within the CathPCI Registry...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837832/factors-associated-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-multicenter-study
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Masashi Deguchi, Hideto Yamada, Mayumi Sugiura-Ogasawara, Mamoru Morikawa, Daisuke Fujita, Akinori Miki, Shintaro Makino, Atsuko Murashima
The aim of this study was to understand the clinical features of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)-complicated pregnancies and evaluate risk factors for the adverse pregnancy outcomes. This multicenter study evaluated live-birth rates according to therapy modality for APS and risk factors of pregnancy loss in 81 pregnancies. Risk factors for pregnancy complications, including premature delivery before 34 gestational weeks, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, thrombocytopenia, and light-for-date neonate, were evaluated in 51 women who received low dose aspirin (LDA) plus unfractionated heparin (UFH) and delivered after 24 GW...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836972/access-to-medicines-and-diagnostic-tests-integral-in-the-management-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-uganda-insights-from-the-accodad-study
#17
Davis Kibirige, David Atuhe, Leaticia Kampiire, Daniel Ssekikubo Kiggundu, Pamela Donggo, Juliet Nabbaale, Raymond Mbayo Mwebaze, Robert Kalyesubula, William Lumu
BACKGROUND: Despite the burgeoning burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in low and middle income countries (LMIC), access to affordable essential medicines and diagnostic tests for DM and CVD still remain a challenge in clinical practice. The Access to Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease, Diabetes mellitus and Asthma Drugs and diagnostics (ACCODAD) study aimed at providing contemporary information about the availability, cost and affordability of medicines and diagnostic tests integral in the management of DM and CVD in Uganda...
August 24, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831736/intravascular-lymphoma-in-the-cns-options-for-treatment
#18
REVIEW
Damir Nizamutdinov, Nitesh P Patel, Jason H Huang, Ekokobe Fonkem
Purpose of review The purpose of this review was to discuss therapeutic manipulations and effective current interventions available to treat intravascular lymphoma in the central nervous system. Recent findings Patients experienced resolution and remission of disease for 14 months and up to 2 years after eight cycles of R-CHOP and four courses of intrathecal therapy with MTX, cytarabine, and prednisolone. Intravascular use of unfractionated heparin during therapy may contribute to better outcome. Summary Series of therapeutic avenues were analyzed and compared...
August 23, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828713/efficacy-of-standard-dose-unfractionated-heparin-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-morbidly-obese-and-non-morbidly-obese-critically-ill-patients
#19
Young R Lee, Delilah D Blanco
To determine the efficacy of standard dose unfractionated heparin (UFH) for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in critically ill morbidly obese patients. Retrospective single-center observational cohort study in a single tertiary teaching hospital intensive care units (ICUs) in Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care II Clinical Database. Patients 18 years or older, admitted to the ICU, and received either UFH 5000 units subcutaneously twice daily or UFH 5000 units three times daily for VTE prophylaxis between 2001 and 2008 were included...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820359/clinical-outcomes-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-after-lower-extremity-arterial-procedures
#20
Afsha Aurshina, Pavel Kibrik, Justin Eisenberg, Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
Objectives The use of postoperative anticoagulation is not uncommon for patients undergoing lower extremity arterial procedures as adjunctive therapy. Longer postoperative length of stay is necessary to achieve adequate therapeutic international normalized ratio with traditional protocols that call for the use of unfractionated heparin and warfarin therapy. We hypothesized the direct oral anticoagulants are an attractive alternative to provide adequate anticoagulation in patients who undergo lower extremity arterial procedures...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
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