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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699807/weight-based-enoxaparin-dosing-and-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-hospitalized-trauma-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-pilot-study
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Annika Bickford Kay, Sarah Majercik, Jeffrey Sorensen, Scott C Woller, Scott M Stevens, Thomas W White, David S Morris, Margaret Baldwin, Joseph R Bledsoe
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism is a cause of morbidity and mortality in trauma patients. Chemoprophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin at a standardized dose is recommended. Conventional chemoprophylaxis may be inadequate. We hypothesized that a weight-adjusted enoxaparin prophylaxis regimen would reduce the frequency of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized trauma patients and at 90-day follow-up. METHODS: This prospective, randomized pilot study enrolled adult patients admitted to a level 1 trauma center between July 2013 and January 2015...
April 23, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678685/success-rate-and-factors-predictive-of-redo-radiofrequency-ablation-of-perforator-veins
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Afsha Aurshina, Enrico Ascher, Lauren Mount, Amrit Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Anil Hingorani
OBJECTIVE: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is increasingly being employed for treatment of perforator vein insufficiency and venous ulcer healing. Previous studies have shown a closure rate of 60% to 80% in incompetent perforator veins (IPVs) with RFA. The purpose of the study was to determine the utility of a redo RFA for symptomatic recanalized perforators and to predict factors associated with recanalization. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 642 procedures in 256 patients with venous insufficiency due to IPVs from 2009 to 2015 was conducted...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661366/a-systematic-review-of-venous-aneurysms-by-anatomic-location
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REVIEW
Katherine A Teter, Thomas M Maldonado, Mark A Adelman
OBJECTIVE: Venous aneurysms are uncommon vascular abnormalities that may be identified anywhere in the body. Historically, they were often misdiagnosed as soft tissue lesions, but with the advent of readily available noninvasive imaging (such as duplex ultrasound), they can now be easily identified. Our aim was to review the presentation of venous aneurysms, available imaging modalities for defining them, and management. METHODS: The English-language literature before March 2017 was reviewed, and only reports of primary venous aneurysms of the deep veins were included...
May 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610129/ultrasound-for-lower-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis-multidisciplinary-recommendations-from-the-society-of-radiologists-in-ultrasound-consensus-conference
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REVIEW
Laurence Needleman, John J Cronan, Michael P Lilly, Geno J Merli, Srikar Adhikari, Barbara S Hertzberg, M Robert DeJong, Michael B Streiff, Mark H Meissner
Venous ultrasound is the standard imaging test for patients suspected of having acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT). There is variability and disagreement among authoritative groups regarding the necessary components of the test. Some protocols include scanning the entire lower extremity, whereas others recommend scans limited to the thigh and knee supplemented with serial testing. Some protocols use gray-scale ultrasound alone, whereas others include Doppler interrogation. Point-of-care ultrasound is recommended in some settings, and there is heterogeneity of these protocols as well...
April 3, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553426/management-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke-at-nasser-hospital-gaza-strip-a-clinical-audit
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Mohammed N Alkhatib, Tamer Abd-Alghafoor, AlaaEldeen Elmassry, Loai Albarqouni, Bettina Böttcher, Maha Alfaqawi
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The aim of this study was to assess the standard of care for patients with acute ischaemic stroke at the internal medicine department of Nasser Hospital, Gaza Strip. METHODS: For this retrospective clinical audit, we selected a random sample of 100 medical records for patients with stroke who were admitted to Nasser Hospital between January and August, 2016. Clinical practice was compared with the recommendations in the 2013 American Heart Association and American Stroke Association guidelines...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512422/endovascular-treatment-of-post-thrombotic-and-non-thrombotic-iliofemoral-venous-outflow-obstructions-with-self-expanding-nitinol-stents
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Anna K Stuck, Thomas Reich, Rolf P Engelberger, Tim Sebastian, Nils Kucher
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate venous patency and clinical outcomes for endovascular treatment of iliofemoral venous obstruction in patients with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and non-thrombotic iliac vein lesion (NIVL) with dedicated self-expanding nitinol stents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from the prospective Swiss Venous Stent Registry, enrolling consecutive patients with a standardized follow-up procedure since January 2008...
March 7, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503081/comparison-between-duplex-ultrasound-and-multigate-quality-doppler-profile-software-in-the-assessment-of-lower-limb-perforating-vein-direction
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Sergio Gianesini, Erica Menegatti, Francesco Sisini, Savino Occhionorelli, Federico Annoni, Byung-Boong Lee, Paolo Zamboni
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess more accurately the net flow of the lower limb perforating veins (PVs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was an observational prospective study. Two hundred and twenty one limbs with chronic venous disease (C1-6EpAs,pPr) of 193 patients underwent a duplex ultrasound (DUS). All identified PVs were scanned also by means of quality Doppler profile (QDP) multigate analysis in order to determine their net inward and outward flow direction...
May 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502779/thermal-and-nonthermal-endovenous-ablation-options-for-treatment-of-superficial-venous-insufficiency
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REVIEW
Misaki M Kiguchi, Ellen D Dillavou
Open saphenous removal, phlebectomy, and venous ligation were historic mainstays of surgical treatment of venous disease. Duplex ultrasound has become standard to diagnose venous insufficiency. Percutaneous modalities have allowed treatments to include thermal and nonthermal endovenous ablation. These treatments vary in preoperative planning, procedural steps, and postprocedural care, but all are safe and effective. An individualized approach should be taken in determining which modality is offered to each patient...
April 2018: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502767/duplex-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-and-chronic-venous-diseases
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REVIEW
Raudel Garcia, Nicos Labropoulos
Venous diseases are highly prevalent, mostly caused by valve incompetence and/or obstruction of the vein lumen. Signs and symptoms are diverse and unspecific. Careful clinical assessment and imaging interpretation are crucial to diagnosis. Duplex ultrasound is the first choice and often the gold standard imaging technique for this purpose, providing information on the anatomy and function of the veins. This article describes the sonographic anatomic and hemodynamic criteria used for the diagnosis of venous reflux, venous obstruction, and the most frequent complications after interventions in the superficial, perforating, and deep venous systems...
April 2018: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396158/an-institution-wide-algorithm-for-direct-stick-embolization-of-peripheral-venous-malformations
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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...
May 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243981/assessment-of-intracranial-venous-blood-flow-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-new-approach-to-diagnose-vasospasm-with-transcranial-color-coded-duplex-sonography
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Florian Connolly, Stephan J Schreiber, Christoph Leithner, Georg Bohner, Peter Vajkoczy, José M Valdueza
OBJECTIVE Transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCS) is a reliable tool that is used to assess vasospasm in the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A distinct increase in blood flow velocity (BFV) is the principal criterion for vasospasm. The MCA/internal carotid artery (ICA) index (Lindegaard Index) is also widely used to distinguish between vasospasm and cerebral hyperperfusion. However, extracranial ultrasonography assessment of the neck vessels might be difficult in an intensive care unit...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071333/association-of-anti-factor-xa-guided-dosing-of-enoxaparin-with-venous-thromboembolism-after-trauma
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Charles A Karcutskie, Arjuna Dharmaraja, Jaimin Patel, Sarah A Eidelson, Anish B Padiadpu, Arch G Martin, Gabriel Lama, Edward B Lineen, Nicholas Namias, Carl I Schulman, Kenneth G Proctor
Importance: The efficacy of anti-factor Xa (anti-Xa)-guided dosing of thromboprophylaxis after trauma remains controversial. Objective: To assess whether dosing of enoxaparin sodium based on peak anti-Xa levels is associated with the venous thromboembolism (VTE) rate after trauma. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective review of 950 consecutive adults admitted to a single level I trauma intensive care unit for more than 48 hours from December 1, 2014, through March 31, 2017...
February 1, 2018: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037353/shortened-protocol-for-radiofrequency-ablation-of-perforator%C3%A2-veins
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Afsha Aurshina, Anil Hingorani, Sheila Blumberg, Ahmad Alsheekh, Natalie Marks, Amrit Hingorani, Eleanor Iadagarova, Enrico Ascher
BACKGROUND: Routine radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of an incompetent perforator vein (IPV) using the standard treatment protocol at 85°C has a treatment time of 6 minutes. To make treatment time more efficient, we sought to determine the effect of a shortened protocol for radiofrequency stylet (RFS) ablation by comparing the early success using three different temperatures: 85°C, 90°C, and 95°C. METHODS: A retrospective study examined 642 procedures of IPV closures in 255 patients with varying degrees of venous insufficiency treated with RFA from 2009 to 2015...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854778/nocturnal-leg-symptoms-are-not-associated-with-specific-patterns-of-superficial-venous-insufficiency
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Lisa F Fronek, Nisha J Bunke, Helane S Fronek
BACKGROUND: Certain nocturnal symptoms such as leg cramping (LC) and restless leg symptoms (RLS) are found in patients with venous disease.1 This study investigates the relationship between nocturnal symptoms and anatomic locations of superficial venous insufficiency. METHODS: A retrospective review of 371 consecutive patients presenting to a venous disease practice over a 1-year period was conducted. Patients underwent comprehensive assessment including standardized duplex scans...
August 30, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818213/the-natural-history-and-outcomes-of-line-associated-upper-extremity-deep-venous-thromboses-in-critically-ill-patients
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Joshua Underhill, Matthew A Sherman, Ryan Howard, Anthony Hage, Andrea Obi, Lena Napolitano, Dawn M Coleman
OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulation remains the standard of care for line-associated upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT). This treatment carries the risk of hemorrhagic complications, possibly more so in surgical patients. Considering the low-risk profile of UEDVT-which is associated with fewer, less severe pulmonary emboli than lower extremity deep venous thrombosis-current UEDVT treatment guidelines may be overly aggressive. The goal of this study was to review outcomes of line-associated UEDVT in critically ill patients and to define the efficacy of current treatment protocols in pulmonary embolism (PE) prevention while avoiding hemorrhagic complications...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766692/truncal-varicose-vein-diameter-and-patient-reported-outcome-measures
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T R A Lane, L Varatharajan, F Fiorentino, A C Shepherd, L Zimmo, M S Gohel, I J Franklin, A H Davies
BACKGROUND: Varicose veins and chronic venous disease are common, and some funding bodies ration treatment based on a minimum diameter of the incompetent truncal vein. This study assessed the effect of maximum vein diameter on clinical status and patient symptoms. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study of patients presenting with symptomatic varicose veins to a tertiary referral public hospital vascular clinic between January 2011 and July 2012. Patients underwent standardized assessment with venous duplex ultrasonography, and completed questionnaires assessing quality of life (QoL) and symptoms (Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire, EuroQol Five Domain QoL assessment and EuroQol visual analogue scale)...
November 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594813/-open-thrombectomy-in-acute-iliofemoral-venous-thrombosis
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A V Pokrovskiĭ, I M Ignat'ev, E G Gradusov, R A Bredikhin
AIM: The study was aimed at assessing efficacy of open thrombectomy in acute iliofemoral venous thrombosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2016, a total of 37 patients underwent transfemoral thrombectomy for acute iliofemoral venous thrombosis. The Control Group consisted of 24 patients receiving standard anticoagulant therapy. Six patients were subjected to a hybrid operation consisting in thrombectomy supplemented with stenting of the residual compression stenosis of the left common iliac vein (CIV)...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574037/-diagnostic-significance-of-the-color-duplex-scanning-in-estimation-of-the-arteries-state-at-different-stages-of-infrainguinal-reconstructions
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I E Timina, I I Piatkova, A E Zotikov, Z A Adyrkhaev
AIM: The study was aimed at assessing diagnostic possibilities of duplex scanning (DS) of lower limb arteries, used as 'ultrasonographic angiography' in patients presenting with critical ischaemia for appropriately planning complicated infrainguinal reconstructions at stages of surgical management, including dynamic follow up in the postoperative period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined a total of 30 patients. Of these, 14 patients composed the control group and 16 patients with critical ischaemia of lower limb arteries who underwent 8 external iliac-tibial and 8 femorotibial bypass graftings with a relieving arteriovenous fistula and application of a venous cuff according to the type of 'St...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557892/diagnostic-considerations-of-venous-thromboembolic-disease
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Sulaiman Alhassan, Jennifer Leap, Anand Popuri, Suman Yadam, Anil C Singh, Marvin Balaan
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The clinical presentation of VTE is nonspecific and requires confirmatory testing. The most common diagnostic tool for DVT is duplex ultrasonography since it is a noninvasive test with high accuracy. Contrast venography is considered the gold standard modality to diagnose DVT, but it is an invasive test. Magnetic resonance venography and computed tomography venography are alternative diagnostic methods for DVT, which can be helpful in certain circumstances...
July 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485865/chronic-venous-insufficiency-a-review-of-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Bettina Santler, Tobias Goerge
Chronic venous disease is a common disorder associated with a variety of symptoms in later disease stages but also with complications such as venous leg ulcer. This, in turn, has substantial socioeconomic effects and significantly impacts patients' quality of life. While there are a number of diagnostic procedures available, color-flow duplex ultrasound has become the gold standard. As regards therapeutic options, major advances have been made in recent decades. Today, there are alternatives to saphenofemoral ligation and stripping of the great saphenous vein, including endovenous thermal ablation techniques...
May 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
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