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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437037/use-of-fondaparinux-for-thromboprophylaxis-in-an-unfractionated-heparin-intolerant-pregnant-woman-with-thrombotic-predisposition
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Shoji Haruta, Kana Maruta, Yoshiyuki Nakajima, Naoki Masaoka
A 34-year-old primigravida who had undergone thrombectomy for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in her leg and exhibited low protein S activity, indicating predisposition to thrombosis, developed DVT of the leg. No pulmonary embolism was detected. After anticoagulant therapy with unfractionated heparin was discontinued because of liver dysfunction, danaparoid treatment was administered in hospital. The patient had a normal delivery after 39 weeks' gestation with no recurrence of thrombosis. During her second pregnancy four years later, she gave herself fondaparinux injections...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425765/the-prevention-and-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-pregnancy
#2
Michela Villani, Walter Ageno, Elvira Grandone, Francesco Dentali
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy represents an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in developed countries, with an incidence of 0.5-2.2 per 1000 pregnancies. In addition to hemostatic changes occurring during normal pregnancy, several risk factors have been identified. Thus, a variety of clinical conditions as well as fetal and maternal risks linked to a possible anticoagulant therapy should be considered for the management of VTE during pregnancy. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of high-quality evidence from randomized trials in this field, and current recommendations are based on observational studies or evidence gathered from studies in the non-pregnant population...
May 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424481/the-first-genome-wide-association-study-identifying-new-susceptibility-loci-for-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Mayumi Sugiura-Ogasawara, Yosuke Omae, Minae Kawashima, Licht Toyo-Oka, Seik-Soon Khor, Hiromi Sawai, Tetsuya Horita, Tatsuya Atsumi, Atsuko Murashima, Daisuke Fujita, Tomio Fujita, Shinji Morimoto, Eriko Morishita, Shinji Katsuragi, Tamao Kitaori, Kinue Katano, Yasuhiko Ozaki, Katsushi Tokunaga
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is the most important treatable cause of recurrent pregnancy loss. The live birth rate is limited to only 70-80% in patients with APS undergoing established anticoagulant therapy. Lupus anticoagulant (LA), but not anticardiolipin antibody (aCL), was found to predict adverse pregnancy outcome. Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of APS focusing on aCL have shown that several molecules may be involved. This is the first GWAS for obstetric APS focusing on LA. A GWAS was performed to compare 115 Japanese patients with obstetric APS, diagnosed according to criteria of the International Congress on APS, and 419 healthy individuals...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399088/-the-forensic-medical-evaluation-of-traumatic-and-spontaneous-ruptures-of-the-organs-affected-by-the-tumours
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Yu I Pigolkin, O V Dolzhansky, E M Pal'tseva, M A Shilova, D N Fedorov, S E Boeva
The present article was designed to report the results of the analysis of the cases of traumatic and spontaneous ruptures of the organs affected by the tumours based on the original observations and the literature data. It is shown that the probability of the tumour rupture depends on its histological type, localization, the size, and the distance from the capsule of the affected organ, the degree of involvement of the major blood vessels, the severity of the necrotic changes, the presence of cysts in the neoplasm, and the regimens of radio- and chemotherapy...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393472/reduction-of-annexin-a5-anticoagulant-ratio-identifies-antiphospholipid-antibody-positive-patients-with-adverse-clinical-outcomes
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Lucia R Wolgast, Alan A Arslan, Xiao-Xuan Wu, Jessica Niakan, Vittorio Pengo, Jacob H Rand
BACKGROUND: Annexin A5 (A5) is a potent anticoagulant protein that shields anionic phospholipids from availability for coagulation reactions. Previous studies showed that antibodies from patients with antiphospholipid (aPL) syndrome (APS) interfere with A5 crystallization and anticoagulant activity. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether reduction of the Annexin A5 Anticoagulant Ratio (A5R) assay (i.e. "A5 resistance") is associated with adverse clinical events in aPL antibody-positive patients...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390419/which-potential-harms-and-benefits-of-using-ginger-in-the-management-of-nausea-and-vomiting-of-pregnancy-should-be-addressed-a-consensual-study-among-pregnant-women-and-gynecologists
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Ramzi Shawahna, Assim Taha
BACKGROUND: Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) affect approximately 80-90% of the pregnant women. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is the most widely used herbal therapy in the management of NVP. Like conventional therapies, herbal therapies have potential harms and benefits that patients need to be informed about in order to develop their therapy preferences. The aim of this study was to achieve consensus among women who suffered NVP and physicians often consulted by pregnant women on a core list of potential harms and benefits of using ginger to manage NVP to be addressed during clinical consultations...
April 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379911/treatment-of-pregnant-patients-with-orthopaedic-trauma
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Nirmal Tejwani, Kevin Klifto, Christopher Looze, Christopher Scott Klifto
Fracture management in pregnant patients is challenging. Anatomic and physiologic changes in pregnancy increase the complexity of treatment. Maternal trauma increases the risk of fetal loss, preterm birth, placental abruption, cesarean delivery, and maternal death. Initial resuscitation and treatment in a facility equipped to handle the orthopaedic injury and preterm births are paramount. Pelvic and acetabular injuries are potentially life threatening. The benefits and risks of surgical treatment must be carefully considered...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379575/no-transfer-of-pressure-to-adjacent-discs-during-human-low-pressure-controlled-discography-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Jan Willem Kallewaard, José W Geurts, Michel Terheggen, Chris Terwiel, Alfons Kessels, Maarten van Kleef, Paul C Willems
Background. : A substantial part of low back pain (LBP) originates from degeneration of the intervertebral disc. To confirm the diagnosis of discogenic pain, provocation discography seems the best available tool. However, provocation discography is also considered to be a controversial and subjective test because the patient's personal pain response is the most crucial for the result of the test. Recently, an in vivo porcine study and a study in nine human subjects showed passing of pressure to the adjacent discs during discography...
April 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363116/clinical-significance-of-anti-domain-1-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-antibodies-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Teresa Iwaniec, Marcin P Kaczor, Magdalena Celińska-Löwenhoff, Stanisław Polański, Jacek Musiał
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by the presence of circulating antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) in patients with thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity. In APS patients anti-domain 1 β2-glycoprotein I (anti-D1 β2GPI) IgG antibodies correlate strongly with thrombosis and to the lesser extent, with pregnancy complications. The aim of this study was to assess clinical utility of the anti-D1 β2GPI antibodies in the diagnosis and risk stratification of antiphospholipid syndrome...
February 24, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361296/women-with-homozygous-at-deficiency-type-ii-heparin-binding-site-hbs-are-at-high-risk-of-pregnancy-loss-and-pregnancy-complications
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Julia Kraft, Raute Sunder-Plassmann, Christine Mannhalter, Peter Quehenberger, Gernot Tews, Martin Langer, Ingrid Pabinger
Data regarding outcome and therapy of pregnancies in patients with homozygous antithrombin (AT) deficiency are very rare. We conducted a retrospective, descriptive investigation with emphasis on the obstetric history of eight women with homozygous AT deficiency heparin-binding site (HBS), who had at least one pregnancy. The aim of the study was to get a better insight into the outcome and identify suitable management procedures of pregnancy in this rare disease. All patients suffered from homozygous AT deficiency caused by the mutation c...
March 30, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353362/anti-coagulation-complications-in-pregnancies-with-severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Tiffany Herrero, Erin Martin, David S Poch, Hilary A Roeder
BACKGROUND: Epoprostenol, a potent vasodilator, is the treatment of choice for severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in pregnancy. However, its inhibition of platelet aggregation increases the risk of coagulation complications with conjunctive use of anti-coagulants for thromboprophylaxis. CASES: Case 1 demonstrates a pregnancy complicated by thrombocytopenia. Case 2 describes a pregnancy with newly-diagnosed PAH at 35 weeks who delivered by repeat cesarean delivery complicated by a wound hematoma...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339096/pathogenesis-and-management-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Deepa R J Arachchillage, Mike Laffan
Antiphospholipid antibodies are a heterogeneous group of autoantibodies that have clear associations with thrombosis and pregnancy morbidity, and which together constitute the 'antiphospholipid syndrome' (APS). However, the pathophysiology of these complications is not well understood and their heterogeneity suggests that more than one pathogenic process may be involved. Diagnosis remains a combination of laboratory analysis and clinical observation but there have been significant advances in identifying specific pathogenic features, such as domain I-specific anti-β2-glycoprotein-I antibodies...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329059/anticoagulation-for-pregnant-women-with-mechanical-heart-valves-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rohan D'Souza, Jackie Ostro, Prakesh S Shah, Candice K Silversides, Ann Malinowski, Kellie E Murphy, Mathew Sermer, Nadine Shehata
Aims: To review maternal and foetal outcomes in women with mechanical heart valves (MHVs) treated with vitamin-K antagonists (VKAs), first-trimester heparin followed by VKAs (sequential treatment), low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and unfractionated heparin (UFH) during pregnancy, in order to inform practice. Methods and results: Medline, Embase and Central were searched from inception until February 2016. Two reviewers independently screened 1786 titles, reviewed 110 full-texts and extracted data and assessed risk-of-bias from 46 articles...
March 9, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290648/deep-venous-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-current-therapy
#14
Jason Wilbur, Brian Shian
Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis are the two most important manifestations of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is the third most common life-threatening cardiovascular disease in the United States. Anticoagulation is the mainstay of VTE treatment. Most patients with deep venous thrombosis or low-risk pulmonary embolism can be treated in the outpatient setting with low-molecular-weight heparin and a vitamin K antagonist (warfarin) or direct-acting oral anticoagulants. Inpatient treatment of VTE begins with parenteral agents, preferably low-molecular-weight heparin...
March 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286494/clinical-practice-evidence-based-recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-dystonia-with-botulinum-toxin
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REVIEW
Maria Fiorella Contarino, Joost Van Den Dool, Yacov Balash, Kailash Bhatia, Nir Giladi, Johannes H Koelman, Annemette Lokkegaard, Maria J Marti, Miranda Postma, Maja Relja, Matej Skorvanek, Johannes D Speelman, Evelien Zoons, Joaquim J Ferreira, Marie Vidailhet, Alberto Albanese, Marina A J Tijssen
Cervical dystonia (CD) is the most frequent form of focal dystonia. Symptoms often result in pain and functional disability. Local injections of botulinum neurotoxin are currently the treatment of choice for CD. Although this treatment has proven effective and is widely applied worldwide, many issues still remain open in the clinical practice. We performed a systematic review of the literature on botulinum toxin treatment for CD based on a question-oriented approach, with the aim to provide practical recommendations for the treating clinicians...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279213/cardiovascular-risk-factors-are-major-determinants-of-thrombotic-risk-in-patients-with-the-lupus-anticoagulant
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Florian Posch, Johanna Gebhart, Jacob H Rand, Silvia Koder, Peter Quehenberger, Vittorio Pengo, Cihan Ay, Ingrid Pabinger
BACKGROUND: Patients with the lupus anticoagulant (LA) are at an increased risk of thrombotic events, which in turn increase the risk of death. Understanding the determinants of thrombotic risk in patients with LA may pave the way towards targeted thromboprophylaxis. In the Vienna Lupus Anticoagulant and Thrombosis Study (LATS), we systematically evaluate risk factors for thrombotic events in patients with LA. METHODS: We followed 150 patients (mean age: 41.3 years, female gender: n = 122 (81...
March 10, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278524/management-of-thrombotic-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#17
Cecilia Beatrice Chighizola, Maria Gabriella Raimondo, Pier Luigi Meroni
Persistent serum positivity for antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) is required to diagnose antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), an autoimmune disease characterized by recurrent vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity. The current therapeutic management of patients with thrombotic APS aims at preventing recurrences and long-term complications by attenuating the procoagulant state. There is overall consensus to reserve moderate-intensity anticoagulation to aPL-positive patients with a previous venous thrombosis; the therapeutic options for those with a history of arterial event comprise antiplatelet agents and high-intensity anticoagulation...
March 9, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274514/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-pregnancy-and-puerperium-a-pooled-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ahmed I Kashkoush, Henry Ma, Nitin Agarwal, David Panczykowski, Daniel Tonetti, Gregory M Weiner, William Ares, Cynthia Kenmuir, Ashutosh Jadhav, Tudor Jovin, Brian T Jankowitz, Bradley A Gross
Pregnancy and puerperium are risk factors for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST); however studies describing diagnosis and management in this population are limited. The objective of this study was to amalgamate published case reports and series regarding diagnosis and management of CVST in pregnancy and puerperium. Searches of PubMed and the Cochrane library were performed using search terms "pregnancy"/"puerperium" and "sinus occlusion"/"sinus thrombosis". Studies were included in our pooled analysis if they included individual patient symptoms, management approach and follow-up condition...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262241/hemostatic-issues-in-pregnancy-induced-liver-disease
#19
Ton Lisman, William Bernal
Liver diseases may be accompanied by profound changes in the hemostatic system including thrombocytopenia, decreased plasma levels of pro- and anticoagulants, and alterations in plasma levels of fibrinolysis. The net effect of the hemostatic changes in chronic and acute liver diseases is a hemostatic system that is in relative balance due to the simultaneous decline in pro- and antihemostatic drivers. A unique category of liver diseases are those induced by pregnancy. In acute fatty liver of pregnancy, profound hemostatic changes occur, which may be caused by a combination of liver failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262239/lmwh-in-ivf-biomarkers-and-benefits
#20
Simon Fishel, Deborah J Baker, Ian A Greer
There is biological plausibility that coagulation activation underlies a proportion of in vitro fertilisation IVF failures and recurrent early clinical pregnancy loss (RPL). However, low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) use, based upon previous clinical outcome alone, is not effective in preventing RPL. RPL is heterogeneous in mechanism. Identifying those with an underlying thrombotic mechanism would allow stratification for LMWH treatment. Annexin A5 is an anticoagulant protein expressed on the trophoblast surface...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
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