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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886800/beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-how-to-diagnose-and-treat-vascular-involvement
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REVIEW
Emire Seyahi
Behçet's disease is a multisystem disorder with unknown etiology and a unique geographic distribution. The disease is characterized by recurrent skin-mucosa lesions and sight-threatening panuveitis. Vascular involvement, which is more common and more severe among males, has also equally characteristic features such as affecting mostly veins, having a significant tendency for thrombosis, and running a relapsing course. Lower extremity vein thrombosis (LEVT) is the most frequent manifestation, followed by vena cava inferior thrombosis...
April 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869893/-anmco-position-paper-recommendations-for-the-follow-up-of-patients-with-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Carlo D'Agostino, Pietro Zonzin, Iolanda Enea, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Walter Ageno, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Michele Azzarito, Cecilia Becattini, Amedeo Bongarzoni, Francesca Bux, Franco Casazza, Nicoletta Corrieri, Michele D'Alto, Nicola D'Amato, Andrea Maria D'Armini, Maria Grazia De Natale, Giovanni Di Minno, Giuseppe Favretto, Lucia Filippi, Valentina Grazioli, Gualtiero Palareti, Raffaele Pesavento, Loris Roncon, Laura Scelsi, Antonella Tufano
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is the third most common cause of cardiovascular death. The management of the acute phase of VTE is well described in several papers and guidelines, whereas the management of the follow-up of the patients affected from VTE is less defined. This position paper of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) tries to fill the gap using currently available evidence and the opinion of the experts to suggest the most useful way to manage patients in the chronic phase...
September 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854095/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-a-patient-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-with-atypical-antibodies-a-case-report
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Tsung-Han Ho, Yu-Wei Hsu, Chih-Wei Wang, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Chi-Hsin Ting, Fu-Chi Yang
BACKGROUND: Although Sjögren's syndrome has been known to complicate with white matter lesions, encephalopathy, or stroke, reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis due to Sjögren's syndrome with atypical antibodies are rare. CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old woman was admitted to our neurological ward with nausea and vomiting following acute onset of severe headache in the left occipital region. Brain computed tomography revealed no abnormalities. The patient was fully conscious, with normal cognitive functioning, but exhibited unsteady tandem gait...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759348/mesenteric-vasculitis-in-a-case-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Abhinav Anand, Kruthi Malur, Juhi Kawale, Milind Y Nadkar
We present a case of mesentric vasculitis with systemic lupus erythematosus who relapsed after high dose steroids but achieved subsequent remission after starting pulse cyclophosphamide therapy. 38 years old female who had earlier polyserositis and cerebral venous thrombosis was admitted with provisional diagnosis of SLE and developed acute abdominal pain during hospital stay. She was diagnosed as mesenteric vasculitis and initially responded to pulse methylprednisolone. However, she had relapse which subsequently responded to pulse cyclophosphamide and steroids...
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743967/-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-experience-over-25-years-and-a-management-protocol
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Lorena Monge Galindo, Ruth Fernando Martínez, Cristina Fuertes Rodrigo, David Fustero de Miguel, Victoria Pueyo Royo, Juan Pablo García Iñiguez, Javier López-Pisón, José Luis Peña-Segura
INTRODUCTION: We present our experience on idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), before and after the introduction of a specific diagnosis and management protocol. METHOD: A descriptive retrospective study was conducted on patients with IIH over a 25year period (1990-2015), comparing the last 7years (after introduction of the protocol) with the previous 18years. RESULTS: Among the 18,865 patients evaluated, there were 54 cases of IIH (29 infants and 25 children)...
October 13, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626261/-first-experience-with-hybrid-operations-for-chronic-obstruction-of-iliac-femoral-segment-veins-in-patients-with-post-thrombotic-disease
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A V Pokrovskiĭ, I M Ignat'ev, M Iu Volodiukhin, E G Gradusov
The present study was aimed at assessing initial results of hybrid operations in obstructive lesions of the iliac-femoral veins in patients with post-thrombotic disease (PTD). Hybrid operations [open endovenectomy from the common femoral vein (CFV) with creation of an arteriovenous fistula + stenting of iliac veins] were performed carried out in a total of eleven patients with PTD. Of these, there were 7 men and 4 women aged from 34 to 52 years (mean age - 42.8±7 years). All patients had severe-degree chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27452316/contraceptive-use-among-women-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Lauren B Zapata, Titilope Oduyebo, Maura K Whiteman, Maria K Houtchens, Polly A Marchbanks, Kathryn M Curtis
BACKGROUND: Contraception is an important consideration for women with multiple sclerosis (MS); however, little is known about the possible effects of hormonal contraception on disease progression or other adverse outcomes (e.g., thrombosis, low bone mineral density). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence on the safety of contraceptive use among women with MS. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the PubMed database for peer-reviewed articles published in any language from database inception through July 2015...
July 21, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27350124/nephrotic-syndrome-may-be-one-of-the-important-etiologies-of-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis
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Yuan Wang, Ran Meng, Jiangang Duan, Gang Liu, Jian Chen, Sijie Li, Xunming Ji
OBJECTIVE: Thrombosis is a common complication of nephrotic syndrome (NS). However, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to NS is rarely reported. Here we report a case series study of 5 cases of CVST with NS, so as to make a better understanding and management of this disorder. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in 5 consecutive patients with CVST in combination with NS between 2009 and 2015. The clinical manifestations, laboratory and radiological findings, treatment, and clinical outcomes were analyzed...
October 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339800/results-of-treatment-of-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-at-the-children-cancer-hospital-egypt-a-single-center-experience
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Hany Abdel Rahman Sayed, Mohamed Sedky, Asmaa Hamoda, Naglaa El Kinaaie, Madeha El Wakeel, Dina Hesham
Introduction Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are neoplasms of immature B or T-cell precursors. They are considered as a unique biological entity in the 2008 World Health Organization Classification of Hematologic Neoplasm. Both entities are arbitrarily separated by a cut-off point of 20-25% of blast cells in the bone marrow. Treatment of LBL has evolved over time from conventional high-grade NHL schedules to ALL-derived protocols. The aim of this work is to report the clinical characteristics, overall survival (OS), event free survival (EFS), and common chemotherapy toxicities of lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) patients during a 5...
September 2016: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27318049/post-thrombotic-syndrome-and-venous-disease-specific-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-vascular-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Fatma Alibaz-Oner, Belgin Aldag, Mustafa Aldag, A Ugur Unal, Aydan Mutiş, Tayfur Toptas, Tulin Ergun, Haner Direskeneli
OBJECTIVE: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the most common form of vascular involvement in Behçet's disease (BD). Chronic post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) develops in up to one-half of patients with DVT and is associated with impaired quality of life (QoL). There are no data on the severity of DVT-related PTS and its effect on QoL in patients with vascular BD (VBD). We aimed to evaluate PTS and venous disease-specific QoL in patients with VBD. METHODS: This study included 50 patients (41 men, nine women) with VBD and 31 individuals matched for age and gender (22 men, nine women) with DVT associated with non-BD causes...
July 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27279947/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-revealing-an-ulcerative-colitis
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Abdellah Taous, Maha Aït Berri, Taoufik Lamsiah, Brahim Zainoun, Tarik Ziadi, Abdelhadi Rouimi
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) has been reported as an uncommon and devastating complication of ulcerative colitis (UC), with an annual incidence varying between 0,5 to 6,7%. It is suspected to be a consequence of the hypercoagulable state occurring during disease relapse. We report a case of 22-year-old female patient presenting with CVT revealing an UC. Our case raises the awareness among health professionals about the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) as a rare etiology of CVT, and signifies the importance of considering antithrombotic prophylaxis in all hospitalised IBD patients, especially those with active disease...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27183958/neurological-complications-of-acute-multifocal-placoid-pigment-epitheliopathy
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W J Brownlee, N E Anderson, J Sims, J A Pereira
Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (AMPPE) is an autoimmune chorioretinal disease that can be complicated by neurological involvement. There is limited information on this potentially treatable condition in the neurological literature. The objective of this patient series is to describe the neurological complications of AMPPE. We retrospectively identified patients with neurological complications of AMPPE seen at Auckland Hospital between 2008 and 2013 and summarised cases in the literature between 1976 and 2013...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27152661/beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-and-risk-of-vascular-events
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Sevket Balta, Ilknur Balta, Cengiz Ozturk, Turgay Celik, Atila Iyisoy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We discuss the relationship between several factors and the risk of vascular events in patients with Behçet's disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Behçet's disease, a systemic, chronic relapsing vasculitis, is mainly seen in the Mediterranean area and is typically characterized by recurrent oro-genital ulcers, ocular inflammation, and skin manifestations, including articular, vascular, gastroenteric, and neurological involvement. It is a chronic inflammatory disease with relapses and remissions...
July 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27100556/-duration-of-anticoagulant-therapy-in-venous-thromboembolic-complications
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REVIEW
M R Kuznetsov, S G Leontyev, L A Neskhodimov, V Yu Tolstikhin, A A Khotinskiy
Adequate anticoagulant therapy is a general approach to treatment of deep vein thrombosis. However, the duration of anticoagulant therapy is not strictly specified in everyday clinical practice. The present article deals with various approaches to selecting the duration of therapy with anticoagulants based on the findings of studies, national and foreign clinical guidelines. The minimal duration of therapy for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism amounts to 3 months in accordance with the national and American recommendations...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27022769/presentation-and-impact-of-catheter-associated-thrombosis-in-patients-with-infected-long-term-central-venous-catheters-a-prospective-bicentric-observational-study
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Adrien Galy, Raphaël Lepeule, Tiphaine Goulenok, Rodolphe Buzele, Victoire de Lastours, Bruno Fantin
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated thrombosis (CAT) in patients with infected long-term central venous catheter (LTCVC) has been poorly studied. METHODS: We prospectively included patients with infected LTCVC and collected clinical data. Doppler ultrasound was systematically performed to screen for CAT. Outcome (death or infection relapse) was evaluated 12 weeks after infection diagnosis. RESULTS: 90 patients were included and CAT was diagnosed in 27 (30%)...
2016: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27010094/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-the-patient-with-multiple-sclerosis-associated-with-congenital-antithrombin-deficiency
#16
Yuhei Kanaya, Kazuhiro Takamatsu, Yutaka Shimoe, Hideki Niimi, Isao Kitajima, Masaru Kuriyama
We report the case of a 25-year-old man with multiple sclerosis (MS) who had severe headache and unconsciousness. He suffered from optic neuritis that had started at age 6. From the age of 12 years, he had suffered from multiple sclerosis (MS) cerebral lesions that relapsed three times over for 5 years. At age 25, he showed a new lesion in the cerebellar cortex, suggesting an exacerbation of the MS. However, magnetic resonance imaging findings the next day showed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. His laboratory findings showed low antithrombin activity...
April 28, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26928822/antithrombotic-prophylaxis-in-a-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome-and-congenital-protein-s-deficiency
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Andrea Artoni, Serena Maria Passamonti, Alberto Edefonti, Francesca Gianniello, Vittorio Civelli, Ida Martinelli
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic syndrome confers an acquired prothrombotic phenotype due to the urinary loss of anticoagulant proteins.Patients with reactivation of nephrotic syndrome may develop thrombosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a life-threatening cerebral venous thrombosis in a 13 year-old boy affected by a relapse of nephrotic syndrome during a P. aeruginosa otitis/mastoiditis. Due to the worsening general conditions and the severe neurological impairment, a course of systemic thrombolysis was successfully administered, followed by anticoagulant therapy...
2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26673303/-pathogenesis-and-prevention-of-secondary-thromboses-and-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-with-endured-lower-limb-deep-vein-thrombosis
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A A Poliantsev, P V Mozgovoĭ, D V Frolov, D V Linchenko, Iu V Shchelokova
The study was aimed at revealing the role of thrombophilic states in the pathogenesis of deep vein thrombosis and determining efficacy of pathogenetic prevention of venous thromboembolic complications. The study included a total of 84 patients presenting with lower limb deep vein thrombosis. The patients were subdivided into two groups. The patients of the Study Group (n=44) were examined for thrombophilic states, revealing of which was followed by prescribing specific lifelong therapy aimed at correction of the alterations revealed...
2015: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26622893/optimal-cytoreductive-surgery-for-underlying-ovarian-cancer-associated-with-deep-venous-thrombosis-without-placement-of-inferior-vena-cava-filter-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Hongwei Shen, Jianhong Shang, Gang Niu, Jun Liu, Zeshan You, Shanyang He
Ovarian cancer associated with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is an uncommon, potentially life-threatening condition. The primary therapeutic strategy for the treatment of this condition is up-front primary cytoreductive surgery, with placement of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter prior to surgery to prevent fatal pulmonary embolism. The present study describes the case of a 49-year-old female, who presented with DVT unresponsive to anticoagulant therapy in the lower extremities prior to the diagnosis of ovarian cancer...
October 2015: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26576479/safety-of-medical-treatments-for-endometriosis
#20
REVIEW
Nicola Berlanda, Edgardo Somigliana, Paola Viganò, Paolo Vercellini
INTRODUCTION: All medical treatments for endometriosis are equally effective in relieving pain. However, all of them alleviate pain symptoms for as long as they are used, but pain always relapses when medication is discontinued. Therefore, medications need to be used in the long term. AREAS COVERED: Formulations of estro-progestins that contain less than 50 µg of estrogen are associated with a low risk of venous thrombosis, myocardial infarction and stroke. When considering the neoplastic effects, data suggest that the overall risk of invasive cancer by age 60 is not increased in previous users of hormonal contraceptives...
January 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
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