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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050475/role-of-hrct-chest-in-post-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-suspected-of-pulmonary-complications
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Abhishek Dwivedi, R Ravi Kumar, Ajay Sharma, S K Pannu
INTRODUCTION: Stem cell transplantation is today's procedure of choice for management of various hematopoietic malignant and severe immunogenic disorders. High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) is a common technique for the diagnosis of pulmonary complications in stem cell transplant recipients. There are a large number of complications which can complicate the post-transplant period. AIM: To study the role of HRCT chest in stem cell transplant patients developing pulmonary complications, detect any evidence of infection, detect clinical signs of lung infections, Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD) or other regimen related toxicities outlined earlier, detect any evidence of GvHD and correlate these clinical signs with radiological changes in the lungs...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046769/su-g-iep4-15-ultrasound-imaging-of-absorbable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-for-proper-placement
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T Mitcham, R Bouchard, A Melancon, M Eggers, M Melancon
PURPOSE: Inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) are used in patients with a high risk of pulmonary embolism in situations when the use of blood thinning drugs would be inappropriate. These filters are implanted under x-ray guidance; however, this provides a dose of ionizing radiation to both patient and physician. B-mode ultrasound (US) imaging allows for localization of certain implanted devices without radiation dose concerns. The goal of this study was to investigate the feasibility of imaging the placement of absorbable IVCFs using US imaging to alleviate the dosage concern inherent to fluoroscopy...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040140/gestational-choriocarcinoma-with-renal-and-pulmonary-metastases-lacking-a-primary-uterine-origin
#3
Hao-Ming Li, Wen-Chien Hou, Yu-Ju Lai, Chien-Chang Kao, Tai-Kuang Chao, Mu-Hsien Yu, Her-Young Su
OBJECTIVE: We describe a case of gestational choriocarcinoma metastasized to the kidney and lung, which presented initially as refractory hematuria after a term pregnancy 5 years earlier. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old woman, G2P1, with a previous history of full-term pregnancy in 2009, presented to the emergency department complaining of intermittent gross hematuria for 2 months. Abdominal computed tomography showed a suspicious arteriovenous malformation in the right kidney and a thrombus within the right renal vein...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028552/venous-thromboembolic-events-in-critically-ill-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
#4
Markus B Skrifvars, Michael Bailey, Jeffrey Presneill, Craig French, Alistair Nichol, Lorraine Little, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Huet, Samir Haddad, Yaseen Arabi, Colin McArthur, D James Cooper, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence, risk factors, prophylactic treatment and impact on mortality for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) treated in the intensive care unit. METHODS: A post hoc analysis of the erythropoietin in traumatic brain injury (EPO-TBI) trial that included twice-weekly lower limb ultrasound screening. Venous thrombotic events were defined as ultrasound-proven proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or clinically detected pulmonary embolism (PE)...
December 27, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009644/imaging-of-nontraumatic-thoracic-emergencies
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Lauran Stöger, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Bram H J Geurts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute chest symptoms form an important incentive for imaging in the emergency setting. This review discusses the radiologic features of various vascular and pulmonary diseases leading to acute respiratory distress and recent developments on important emergency radiologic examinations. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently, triple-rule-out computed tomography protocol was introduced in diagnosis of chest pain, and advancing computed tomography technology and knowledge have led to discussion on treatment of pulmonary embolism...
December 21, 2016: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008692/a-response-to-diagnostic-performance-of-wells-score-combined-with-point-of-care-lung-and-venous-ultrasound-in-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Robert R Ehrman, John Z Gallien
We enjoyed the article by Nazerian et al., Diagnostic performance of Wells' Score combined with point-of-care lung and venous ultrasound in suspected pulmonary embolism [1]. We recognize the need to safely exclude the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) without the use of ionizing radiation through use of evidence-based clinical decision aids (CDAs). We agree that point-of-care ultrasound can play a role in the evaluation of suspected PE. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 22, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008681/prediction-rule-for-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-enhanced-by-lung-and-venous-ultrasound-making-confusion-or-increasing-efficiency
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Giovanni Volpicelli, Simone Vanni, Cecilia Becattini, Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Chiara Gigli, Stefano Grifoni, Peiman Nazerian
We thank the Authors for their interest in our study [1] and the questions raised. Our response begins from their conclusion: "…we fear that uWells' may create more noise than signal in the already murky PE milieu". We find curious that two strongly evidence based applications of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) added to the clinical evaluation might create confusion rather than resolving challenging questions. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 22, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993443/-percutaneous-closure-of-persistent-ductus-arteriosus-in-low-weight-infants
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M Hassine, S Hamdi, D Mlayeh, W Jomaa, K Ben Hamda, H Gamra, F Maatouk
INTRODUCTION: The persistent ductus arteriosus remains a common congenital pathology. Although percutaneous closure of wide channels using an Amplatzer Duct Occluder is an attractive alternative to the surgical treatment, this prosthesis is not recommended for infants weighing less than 6kg. AIM OF THE STUDY: The objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this prosthesis in low-weight children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of children weighing less than 6kg who underwent closure with the Amplatzer Duct Occluder prosthesis between January 2010 and December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
December 16, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987606/surveillance-anticoagulation-or-filter-in-calf-vein-thrombosis
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Dustin Y Yoon, Ahsun Riaz, Katherine Teter, Ashley K Vavra, Melina R Kibbe, William H Pearce, Mark K Eskandari, Robert Lewandowski, Heron E Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the efficacy and complication rates of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters for calf vein thrombosis (CVT) vs conservative treatment with or without anticoagulation. METHODS: Vascular laboratory studies of patients who had an isolated CVT (anterior and posterior tibialis, peroneal, soleal, and gastrocnemius veins) from April 2009 to January 2014 were retrospectively analyzed from a single institution. Of 647 patients with isolated CVT, 285 (44%) received an IVC filter, and 362 (56%) received medical treatment alone (38...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979674/a-treatment-strategy-using-subcutaneous-fondaparinux-followed-by-oral-rivaroxaban-is-effective-for-treating-acute-venous-thromboembolism
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Takayuki Kabuki, Rine Nakanishi, Shinji Hisatake, Takahiro Fujii, Shintaro Dobashi, Shingo Wakakura, Shunsuke Kiuchi, Tadashi Fujino, Takanori Ikeda
BACKGROUND: The factor Xa inhibitors have been widely used for the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the efficacy of factor Xa inhibitors in Japanese patients with VTE has not been well examined. In this study, we investigated the effect of the sequential use of two factor Xa inhibitors in patients with acute VTE. METHODS: We conducted an observational study of 87 consecutive patients diagnosed with VTE. As an initial treatment, we administered subcutaneous fondaparinux to the patients for 7-10 days, and then switched to oral rivaroxaban...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970158/tct-769-ultrasound-assisted-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-the-treatment-of-high-risk-pulmonary-embolism-a-meta-analysis
#11
Georges El Hayek, Michael McDaniel, Henry Liberman, Chandan Devireddy, Pete Fong, Gautam Kumar, Wissam Jaber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930585/the-incidence-and-outcome-of-major-complication-following-conventional-tae-tace-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jianfei Tu, Zhongzhi Jia, Xihui Ying, Dengke Zhang, Shaoqin Li, Feng Tian, Guomin Jiang
To investigate the incidence and outcome of major complication following conventional transarterial embolization/chemoembolization (TAE/TACE) therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).From May 2010 to May 2016, all patients with major complication following conventional TAE/TACE for HCC were included. Major complication was defined as admission to a hospital for therapy, an unplanned increase in the level of care, prolonged hospitalization, permanent adverse sequelae, or death after conventional TAE/TACE therapy by Society of Interventional Radiology...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920878/utilization-of-bedside-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
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Osman Z Abbasi, Thanhnga T Doan, Sumit Duggal, Sanjeev U Nair, Shawn M Quinn
The prompt diagnosis and treatment of massive pulmonary embolism is a well-known challenge for physicians. We report a case of a 61-year-old hemodynamically unstable man who presented to the emergency department with complaints of acute dyspnea. After performing a focused history and physical, we used bedside ultrasound to diagnose significant right heart strain, which suggested massive bilateral pulmonary embolisms. This diagnosis was further supported by the visualization of deep venous thrombosis in the left lower extremity...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913777/risk-factors-for-major-bleeding-in-the-seattle-ii-trial
#14
Immad Sadiq, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Ping-Yu Liu, Gregory Piazza
Ultrasound-facilitated, catheter-directed, low-dose fibrinolysis minimizes the risk of intracranial bleeding compared with systemic full-dose fibrinolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism (PE). However, major bleeding is nevertheless a potential complication. We analyzed the 150-patient SEATTLE II trial of submassive and massive PE patients to describe those who suffered major bleeding events following ultrasound-facilitated, catheter-directed, low-dose fibrinolysis and to identify risk factors for bleeding. Major bleeding was defined as GUSTO severe/life-threatening or moderate bleeds within 72 hours of initiation of the procedure...
December 1, 2016: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913507/diagnosis-of-suspected-venous-thromboembolism
#15
Clive Kearon
The primary goal of diagnostic testing for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is to identify all patients who could benefit from anticoagulant therapy. Test results that identify patients as having a ≤2% risk of VTE in the next 3 months are judged to exclude deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Clinical evaluation, with assessment of: (1) clinical pretest probability (CPTP) for VTE; (2) likelihood of important alternative diagnoses; and (3) the probable yield of D-dimer and various imaging tests, guide which tests should be performed...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907878/ultrasound-in-cardiac-trauma
#16
Theodosios Saranteas, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Christina Mandila, John Poularas, Fotios Panou
In the perioperative period, the emergency department or the intensive care unit accurate assessment of variable chest pain requires meticulous knowledge, diagnostic skills, and suitable usage of various diagnostic modalities. In addition, in polytrauma patients, cardiac injury including aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, acute myocardial infarction, and pericardial effusion should be immediately revealed and treated. In these patients, arrhythmias, mainly tachycardia, cardiac murmurs, or hypotension must alert physicians to suspect cardiovascular trauma, which would potentially be life threatening...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889688/management-of-distal-deep-vein-thrombosis
#17
REVIEW
Helia Robert-Ebadi, Marc Righini
Isolated distal deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as calf DVT, represents up to 50% of all lower limb DVT in ultrasound series and is therefore a frequent medical condition. Unlike proximal DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE), which have been extensively studied and for which management is well standardized, much less is known on the optimal management of isolated calf DVT. Recent data arising from registries and non-randomized studies suggest that most distal DVTs do not extend to the proximal veins and have an uneventful follow-up when left untreated...
January 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864561/incidence-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-undergoing-breast-reconstruction-with-autologous-tissue-transfer
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Hisato Konoeda, Takashi Yamaki, Atsumori Hamahata, Masakazu Ochi, Atsuyoshi Osada, Yuki Hasegawa, Miho Kirita, Hiroyuki Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Breast reconstruction is associated with multiple risk factors for venous thromboembolism. However, the incidence of deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing breast reconstruction is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the incidence of deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing breast reconstruction using autologous tissue transfer and to identify potential risk factors for deep vein thrombosis. METHODS: Thirty-five patients undergoing breast reconstruction were enrolled...
November 17, 2016: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859891/diagnostic-performance-of-wells-score-combined-with-point-of-care-lung-and-venous-ultrasound-in-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
#19
Peiman Nazerian, Giovanni Volpicelli, Chiara Gigli, Cecilia Becattini, Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Stefano Grifoni, Simone Vanni
OBJECTIVE: Lung and venous ultrasound are bedside diagnostic tools increasingly used in the early diagnostic approach of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). However, the possibility of improving the conventional prediction rule for PE by integrating ultrasound has never been investigated. METHODS: We performed lung and venous ultrasound in consecutive patients suspected of PE in four emergency departments. Conventional Wells score (Ws) was adjudicated by the attending physician, and ultrasound was performed by one of 20 investigators...
November 12, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847557/thoracic-ultrasound-a-complementary-diagnostic-tool-in-cardiology
#20
REVIEW
Guglielmo M Trovato
Clinical assessment and workup of patients referred to cardiologists may need an extension to chest disease. This requires more in-depth examination of respiratory co-morbidities due to uncertainty or severity of the clinical presentation. The filter and integration of ecg and echocardiographic information, addressing to the clues of right ventricular impairment, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension, and other less frequent conditions, such as congenital, inherited and systemic disease, usually allow more timely diagnosis and therapeutic choice...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
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