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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214497/incidence-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-patients-with-isolated-calf-deep-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Alvin R Wu, Jonah Garry, Nicos Labropoulos
BACKGROUND: The severity of pulmonary embolism (PE) after isolated calf deep vein thrombosis (C-DVT) is controversial, which leads to inconsistent clinical decision making when treating C-DVT. This systematic review assessed PE frequency and severity in patients with C-DVT. METHODS: Database searches were completed using MEDLINE and Scopus along with cross-referencing. Two independent reviewers used using rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria to screen the papers...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210989/net-clinical-benefit-of-dabigatran-vs-warfarin-in-venous-thromboembolism-analyses-from-re-cover-%C3%A2-re-cover%C3%A2-ii-and-re-medy%C3%A2
#2
Martin Feuring, Sam Schulman, Henry Eriksson, Ajay J Kakkar, Sebastian Schellong, Stefan Hantel, Elke Schueler, Jörg Kreuzer, Samuel Z Goldhaber
The direct oral anticoagulants, e.g., dabigatran etexilate (DE), are effective and well tolerated treatments for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Net clinical benefit (NCB) is a useful concept in weighing potential benefits against potential harm of comparator drugs. The NCB of DE vs. warfarin in VTE treatment was compared. Post-hoc analyses were performed on pooled data from the 6-month RE-COVER® and RE-COVER™ II trials, and data from the RE-MEDY™ trial (up to 36 months), to compare the NCB of DE (150 mg twice daily) and warfarin [target international normalized ratio (INR) 2...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185212/economic-evaluations-of-new-oral-anticoagulants-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-after-total-hip-or-knee-replacement-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
James Brockbank, Sorrel Wolowacz
BACKGROUND: Total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries are being performed with increasing regularity and are associated with a high risk of developing a venous thromboembolism (VTE). New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) may be more effective at preventing VTEs but are associated with more bleeding events versus traditional anticoagulants. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review was to identify published economic analyses of NOACs for primary VTE prophylaxis following THR and TKR surgeries, and to summarise the modelling techniques used and the cost-effectiveness results...
February 10, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125180/a-direct-oral-anticoagulant-as-a-cost-effective-alternative-to-warfarin-for-treatment-of-provoked-venous-thrombosis
#4
W Courtney, E Groarke, J Conway, E Conway, D Bourke, J Saunders, M Watts, D O'Keefe
In Ireland, Warfarin is the primary anticoagulant prescribed in the secondary prevention of provoked DVT. We completed a comprehensive cost analysis of a trial group of 24 patients treated with Rivaroxaban (between November 2013 and December 2014), versus a control group treated with Warfarin (between January 2008 and November 2013). The groups were matched for gender (3/7 M/F ratio), DVT type (5 proximal, 19 distal DVTs), provoking factor (20 traumatic, 4 atraumatc), and age. We calculated the cost for each group based on drug administration and clinic costs (labour, sample analysis, and additional costs)...
October 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053388/prevalence-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-lower-limb-trauma
#5
Chirag S Kapoor, Ashit K Mehta, Krunal Patel, Paresh P Golwala
INTRODUCTION: Venous thrombo-embolism (VTE), which consists of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, is a potentially fatal condition. According to Western literature, DVT of lower limb veins is one of the most common complications following surgeries for lower limb. Few studies have been published from India on the subject and little is known about the true prevalence of the DVT and hence there are no clear guidelines regarding the prophylaxis for DVT for Indian patients...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028552/venous-thromboembolic-events-in-critically-ill-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
#6
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/28025027/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-and-pharmacomechanical-thrombectomy-improve-midterm-outcome-in-acute-iliofemoral-deep-vein-thrombosis
#7
Tzu-Ting Kuo, Chun-Yang Huang, Chiao-Po Hsu, Chiu-Yang Lee
BACKGROUND: Aggressive and early thrombus removal strategy has been widely used as a treatment for iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We compared the long-tem venous outcome, including postthrombotic syndrome (PTS), in patients undergoing catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) and pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT). METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2013, 61 patients with acute proximal DVT were enrolled in this prospective study. Thirty-one patients underwent CDT and 30 patients underwent PMT, and each patient was followed for at least 2 years after treatment...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019712/inferior-vena-cava-filters
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REVIEW
L Duffett, M Carrier
Use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters has increased dramatically in recent decades, despite a lack of evidence that their use has impacted venous thromboembolism (VTE)-related mortality. This increased use appears to be primarily driven by the insertion of retrievable filters for prophylactic indications. A growing body of evidence, however, suggests that IVC filters are frequently associated with clinically important adverse events, prompting a closer look at their role. We sought to narratively review the current evidence on the efficacy and safety of IVC filter placements...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012224/continuation-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-treatment-for-cancer-related-venous-thromboembolism-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-daily-clinical-practice
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S J van der Wall, F A Klok, P L den Exter, D Barrios, R Morillo, S C Cannegieter, D Jimenez, M V Huisman
: Essentials Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) injections for venous thromboembolism (VTE) may be burdensome. Patients with active cancer and confirmed VTE were included to evaluate LMWH continuation. The cumulative incidence of discontinuation was 21% after a median period of 90 days. One out of five patients discontinued LMWH injections because of side effects. SUMMARY: Background Current guidelines recommend low -molecular -weight heparin (LMWH) monotherapy for 3-6 months as the first-line treatment for cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE)...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987616/deep-venous-thrombosis-associated-with-caval-extension-of-iliac-stents
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Erin H Murphy, Blake Johns, Elliot Varney, William Buck, Arjun Jayaraj, Seshadri Raju
BACKGROUND: It is generally difficult to place an iliac vein stent precisely at the iliocaval junction with venographic control or even with intravascular ultrasound guidance. Furthermore, mechanical properties of the Wallstent (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, Mass) can predispose precisely placed stents to distal displacement or stent collapse. Our center has thus advocated extending Wallstents 3 to 5 cm into the inferior vena cava to prevent complications of missed proximal lesions or stent migration...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987605/analysis-of-noncatheter-associated-upper-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis-from-the-riete-registry
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Daniel H Newton, Manuel Monreal Bosch, Michael Amendola, Luke Wolfe, Cristina Perez Ductor, Ramón Lecumberri, Mark M Levy
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the risk factors for subsequent bleeding and recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) events following isolated noncatheter-associated upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (non-CA-UEDVT) to better inform future treatment decisions for this group of patients. METHODS: The RIETE registry (Registro Informatizado de Enfermedad TromboEmbólica [Computerized Registry of Patients with Venous Thromboembolism]) is a prospective international registry of patients with objectively confirmed symptomatic VTE...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987041/prevalence-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-detected-by-ultrasonography-before-surgery-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-a-retrospective-study-of-1140-consecutive-patients
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Yutaka Tanizawa, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura, Masanori Tokunaga, Rie Makuuchi, Kei Iida, Kazuhide Nanri, Masashi Yoneyama, Masanori Terashima
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients with gastric cancer before surgery is unknown. This study aimed to clarify the risk factors for DVT of the lower extremities in patients with gastric cancer before surgery and to evaluate the usefulness of ultrasonographic screening for prevention of postoperative pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). METHODS: Patients who had undergone lower-extremity venous ultrasonography before surgery for gastric cancer were retrospectively analyzed...
December 16, 2016: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913507/diagnosis-of-suspected-venous-thromboembolism
#13
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/27900627/extended-duration-versus-short-duration-pharmacological-thromboprophylaxis-in-acutely-ill-hospitalized-medical-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#14
Aaron Y L Liew, Siavash Piran, John W Eikelboom, James D Douketis
Extended-duration pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, for at least 28 days, is effective for the prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in high-risk surgical patients but is of uncertain benefit in hospitalized medical patients. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of extended-duration thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized medical patients. We conducted a systematic PubMed, Medline and EMBASE literature search until June 2016 and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials which compared extended-duration with short-duration thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized medical patients...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889688/management-of-distal-deep-vein-thrombosis
#15
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/27860129/the-postthrombotic-syndrome-current-evidence-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
A Rabinovich, S R Kahn
Postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that develops in 20-50% of patients. PTS manifests as a spectrum of symptoms and signs of chronic venous insufficiency that can impose significant morbidity and have a negative impact on quality of life. Chronic venous hypertension caused by a combination of residual venous obstruction and valvular reflux is believed to play a major role in the pathophysiology of PTS. The Villalta scale is the most widely applied clinical scale used to diagnose and define PTS...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836513/anticoagulant-therapy-for-symptomatic-calf-deep-vein-thrombosis-cactus-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#17
Marc Righini, Jean-Philippe Galanaud, Hervé Guenneguez, Dominique Brisot, Antoine Diard, Pascale Faisse, Marie-Thérèse Barrellier, Claudine Hamel-Desnos, Christine Jurus, Olivier Pichot, Myriam Martin, Lucia Mazzolai, Clarisse Choquenet, Sandrine Accassat, Helia Robert-Ebadi, Marc Carrier, Grégoire Le Gal, Bernadette Mermilllod, Jean-Pierre Laroche, Henri Bounameaux, Arnaud Perrier, Susan R Kahn, Isabelle Quere
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of anticoagulant treatment is not established for patients with acute symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the calf. We aimed to assess whether therapeutic anticoagulation is superior to placebo in patients with symptomatic calf DVT. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we enrolled low-risk outpatients (without active cancer or previous venous thromboembolic disease) with a first acute symptomatic DVT in the calf from 23 university medical centres or community medical clinics in Canada, France, and Switzerland...
December 2016: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831528/ambulatory-versus-in-hospital-treatment-of-proximal-lower-limb-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-adults-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Lisa S Mausbach, Orli Avnery, Martin H Ellis
BACKGROUND: Complications of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are related to adequacy of initial anticoagulant therapy. In this study, we analyze consecutive patients with lower-limb proximal DVT and compare the characteristics, treatment, and clinical outcomes of patients receiving entirely ambulatory treatment versus those hospitalized for initial treatment. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of consecutive patients with a first proximal lower-limb DVT during a 2-year period...
November 8, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830895/thrombolysis-for-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
#19
REVIEW
Lorna Watson, Cathryn Broderick, Matthew P Armon
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for deep vein thrombosis aims to reduce immediate complications. Use of thrombolysis or clot dissolving drugs could reduce the long-term complications of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) including pain, swelling, skin discolouration, or venous ulceration in the affected leg. This is the third update of a review first published in 2004. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of thrombolytic therapy and anticoagulation compared to anticoagulation alone for the management of people with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limb as determined by the effects on pulmonary embolism, recurrent venous thromboembolism, major bleeding, post-thrombotic complications, venous patency and venous function...
10, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823597/frequency-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-or-pulmonary-embolism-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-investigation-regardless-of-clinical-suspicion
#20
Vitor B Viana, Emanoel R Melo, Mario Terra-Filho, Luis A Dallan, Maria M Gonzalez, Ludhmila A Hajjar, Fabio B Jatene, Luiz A Cesar, Caio B Vianna
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE). Many surgeons and clinicians believe that VTE after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has little clinical significance because it is seldom diagnosed. This study aimed to identify VTE after CABG, independent of clinical suspicion. In this prospective, observational, single-center study, 100 patients underwent computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (multidetector-64) and lower extremity venous compressive ultrasound after elective CABG...
January 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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