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Ultrasound Pulmonary embolism

Manish Bhatt, Emmanuel Montagnon, Francois Destrempes, Boris Chayer, Siavash Kazemirad, Guy Cloutier
Deep vein thrombosis is a common vascular disease that can lead to pulmonary embolism and death. The early diagnosis and clot age staging are important parameters for reliable therapy planning. This article presents an acoustic radiation force induced resonance elastography method for the viscoelastic characterization of clotting blood. The physical concept of this method relies on the mechanical resonance of the blood clot occurring at specific frequencies. Resonances are induced by focusing ultrasound beams inside the sample under investigation...
March 6, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Ayako Kukida, Yasushi Takasaki, Mio Nakata, Tasuku Nishihara, Sakiko Kitamura, Sonoko Fujii, Yuji Watanabe, Toshihiro Yorozuya
RATIONALE: Although an inferior vena cave (IVC) filter is placed to prevent fatal pulmonary embolism (PE), several complications associated with an IVC filter have been reported. We describe a case with symptomatic PE, of which the origin was an occlusive IVC thrombus that developed from the placement of an IVC filer after a laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 71-year-old man underwent LATG under general anesthesia alone. He had an IVC filter implanted 13 years ago...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
John Bates McCutcheon, Pascha Schaffer, Matthew Lyon, Richard Gordon
Bedside ultrasound is often used as a part of the evaluation of patients who are critically ill. The McConnell sign is an important echocardiographic finding in some critically ill patients with pulmonary embolism and an acute right ventricular infarct. We present 3 critically ill patients with confirmed acute chest syndrome who showed the McConnell sign on echocardiography. In patients with sickle cell disease presenting with chest pain and shortness of breath, the presence of the McConnell sign does not narrow the differential diagnosis between pulmonary embolism, an acute right ventricular infarct, and acute chest syndrome...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Carlos Andrés Quezada, Behnood Bikdeli, Deisy Barrios, Raquel Morillo, Rosa Nieto, Diana Chiluiza, Esther Barbero, Ina Guerassimova, Aldara García, Roger D Yusen, David Jiménez
BACKGROUND: In patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), studies have shown an association between coexisting deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and short-term prognosis. It is not known whether complete compression ultrasound testing (CCUS) improves the risk stratification of their disease beyond the recommended prognostic models. METHODS: We included patients with normotensive acute symptomatic PE and prognosticated them with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) risk model for PE...
February 17, 2018: Thrombosis Research
Burr Fong, Daniel Novak, Michael Dalley, Gregory Alfred
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common disease that is diagnosed in approximately 1 in 1000 adults annually. Extensive DVT can lead to life- or limb-threatening diagnoses such as phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD), phlegmasia alba dolens, and venous gangrene. PCD, also known as massive iliofemoral venous thrombosis, is rare, and a severe complication of DVT. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 94-year-old bedridden woman with past medical history of dementia, hypertension, pulmonary embolism, DVT, and atrial fibrillation...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Prasoon P Mohan, John J Manov, Francisco Contreras, Michael E Langston, Mehul H Doshi, Govindarajan Narayanan
PURPOSE: Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) is a relatively new therapy for pulmonary embolism that achieves the superior clot resolution compared to systemic thrombolysis while avoiding the high bleeding risk intrinsically associated with that therapy. In order to examine the efficacy and safety of CDT, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing ultrasound-assisted CDT at our institution. METHODS: The charts of 30 consecutive patients who underwent CDT as a treatment of pulmonary embolism at our institution were reviewed...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Cynthia Wong
A 47-year-old woman presented to her GP (general practitioner) surgery with a left leg pain of 4 days duration after a recent 4-hour flight. She was taking the oral combined contraceptive pill and had no past medical history. She had a low predictive Wells score for deep vein thrombosis, but her D-dimer was positive, so she had a proximal lower limb vein ultrasound scan as per the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines, which was negative. Two days later, she presented to the emergency department with a collapse and dyspnea...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Hongjun Li, Lixin Kang, Yongqiang Sun
The clinical value of cardiac color ultrasound and cardiac troponin T (cTnT) combined with dynamic electrocardiogram in evaluating the treatment effect on acute pulmonary embolism (APE) was investigated. Ninety-eight patients with APE treated in Jinan Zhangqiu District Hospital of TCM from March 2016 to February 2017 were selected, and they were examined via the cardiac color ultrasound, cTnT and dynamic electrocardiogram to evaluate the clinical value in the treatment of pulmonary embolism. Electrocardiogram showed that there was no significant difference in the poor prognosis rate between right ventricular strain group and non-right ventricular strain group (P>0...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Chongqing Huang, Guanfeng Yu, Jingyong Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of endovascular interventional treatment for iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data of 68 patients with IVCS, underwent interventional treatment in our hospital, were analyzed retrospectively. Among these patients, 46 were complicated with lower extremity varicose veins. 65 patients underwent stent implantation, while 3 patients underwent simple balloon angioplasty. 14 patients were complicated with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and 11patients with acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT)...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Yadong Shi, Wanyin Shi, Liang Chen, Jianping Gu
To review the clinical evidence for ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis (UACDT) using the EKOS system in the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in terms of case selection, procedural outcomes, clinical outcomes and safety outcomes. A systematic literature search strategy was used to identify the use of the EKOS system in the treatment of DVT using the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane databases and the Web of Science. The references in the relevant literature were also screened...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Joseph Bledsoe, Scott Woller, Scott Stevens, Valerie Aston, Rich Patten, Todd Allen, Benjamin Horne, Lydia Dong, James Lloyd, Greg Snow, Troy Madsen, Gregory Elliott
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of managing patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) without hospitalization requires objective data from US medical centers. We sought to determine the 90-day composite rate of recurrent symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE), major bleeding events, and all-cause mortality among consecutive patients diagnosed with acute low-risk PE managed without inpatient hospitalization; and to measure patient satisfaction. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort single-arm management study conducted from January 2013 to October 2016 in five emergency departments...
February 1, 2018: Chest
Drew Fleck, Hassan Albadawi, Fadi Shamoun, Grace Knuttinen, Sailendra Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a major health problem worldwide. The risk of pulmonary embolism following DVT is well established, but the long-term vascular sequelae of DVT are often underappreciated, costly to manage, and can have extremely detrimental effects on quality of life. Treatment of DVT classically involves oral anticoagulation, which reduces the risk of pulmonary embolism but does not remove the clot. Anticoagulation therefore does little to prevent the venous damage and scarring that occurs following DVT, leaving the patient at risk for permanent venous insufficiency and development of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS)...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Drew Fleck, Hassan Albadawi, Alex Wallace, Grace Knuttinen, Sailendra Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Background: Guidelines are lacking for isolated below-knee deep vein thrombosis (BKDVT). The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) suggests anticoagulation only if symptoms are severe, otherwise surveillance with follow-up ultrasound in 2 weeks is recommended. Yet clinical practice remains highly variable. Little is known about the natural history of BKDVT and how to best manage these patients. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted of medical records from 2014-2016...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Naiem Nassiri, Lauren A Huntress, Mitchell Simon, Susan Murphy
OBJECTIVE: No standardized therapeutic algorithm or embolic agent of choice has yet been identified for management of congenital peripheral venous malformations (VMs). Treatment options and reported outcomes therefore vary widely. Herein, we present an institution-wide algorithm for management of symptomatic congenital peripheral VMs using a single embolotherapeutic modality. METHODS: During 36 months, patients with symptomatic congenital peripheral VMs underwent contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Zhongxiu Chen, Chen Li, Yajiao Li, Hong Tang, Li Rao, Mian Wang
RATIONALE: The differential diagnosis of acute chest pain is very important, and can sometimes be challenging. Related diseases share a number of risk factors, and occasionally, 1 condition causes another disease to develop. PATIENT CONCERNS: We described a 59-year-old man who presented to emergency department complaining of chest pain. DIAGNOSES: He was suffered acute myocardial infarction (MI) and pulmonary embolism (PE) simultaneously. INTERVENTIONS: Dual antiplatelet therapy, statin, and low molecular weight heparin were administrated during his stay...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sosthene Tsongo Vululi, Samuel Bugeza, Muyinda Zeridah, Henry Ddungu, Akello Betty Openy, Mubiru Frank, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi
BACKGROUND: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and its major complication pulmonary embolism (PE) are collectively known as venous thromboembolism. In Uganda, the prevalence of DVT among HIV patients has not been previously published. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and sonographic features of lower limb deep venous thrombosis among HIV positive patients on anti-retroviral treatment (ART). METHODS: This was a cross sectional study in which HIV positive patients on ART were recruited from an out-patient HIV clinic at Mulago National Referral Hospital...
January 25, 2018: AIDS Research and Therapy
Gianluca Rigatelli, Marco Zuin, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Dobrin Vassilev, Ramesh Daggubati, Thach Nguyen, Minh Trí Nhân Nguyễn, Nicolas Foin
OBJECTIVES: We assess the mid-term outcomes of ultrathin biodegradable polymer double stenting using a very minimal crushing (Nano-Crush) technique in large complex coronary bifurcation. BACKGROUND: Complex bifurcations have been suggested to be better approached by a planned double stent technique. METHODS: Two hundred and five consecutive patients (107 males and 98 females) referred for large complex coronary bifurcation percutaneous coronary interventions were enrolled...
January 25, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Yi-Long Dong, Yue-Nan Qian, Xi-Qiang Zhong, Guang-Jie Shen, Chun-Yuan Cai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of one dose tranexamic acid combined with temporary drain lamping in primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: Total 160 patients undergoing unilateral primary total knee arthroplasty between January 2012 and December 2013 were randomly divided into four groups(40 cases in each group):group A (the drain was clamped for 2 hours after the operation and the patients received 20 ml physiological saline), group B(the drain was clamped for 2 hours after the operation and the patients received 10 ml tranexamic acid and 10 ml physiological saline), group C (the drain was clamped for 4 hours after the operation and the patients received 20 ml physiological saline) and group D(the drain was clamped for 4 hours after the operation and the patients received 10 ml tranexamic acid and 10 ml physiological saline)...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Chao-Hua Fang, Hua Liu, Jun-Hui Zhang, Shi-Gui Yan
BACKGROUND: Although thrombosis complication is rare after arthroscopic meniscus surgery, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can be fatal. The associated risk factors and whether anticoagulant prevention after arthroscopic knee surgery is necessary have not reach consensus. Here we present a case of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after a common arthroscopic meniscectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient had no risk factors except ipsilateral leg varicose veins...
January 17, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Ran Zhu, Xiao-Chun Ma
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a clinical emergency that will increase the mortality if complicated with unstable hemodynamics. Because of its nonspecific clinical symptoms, it's a great challenge to make a PE diagnosis. The golden standard to diagnose PE is computed tomography of pulmonary artery (CTPA), but a diagnosis of PE also composed of evaluation of PE risk factors, possibilities, and risk stratification. Ultrasonography may detect right ventricle strain related to hemodynamic change, intravascular thrombosis, thrombosis in right heart or pulmonary arteries, pulmonary infarction, and local pleural effusion...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
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