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Feng-Fei Lin, Chao-Hui Lin, Bin Chen, Ke Zheng
PURPOSE: To evaluate the comparative efficacy and safety of combination pharmacologic and graduated compression stockings (GCS) prophylaxis versus pharmacological prophylaxis alone for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in hip surgery. METHODS: Relevant publications indexed in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, Web of Science, Wanfang Data, CNKI and Sinomed (CBM) were identified. Appropriate articles identified from the reference lists of the above searches were also reviewed...
October 8, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
P A Kyrle, M Kammer, L Eischer, A Weltermann, E Minar, M Hirschl, G Heinze, S Eichinger
BACKGROUND: The long-term recurrence risk (ltRR) of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is uncertain. Objective to assess the ltRR of patients with first unprovoked VTE. PATIENTS/METHODS: Patients were classified into 3 categories; distal deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), proximal DVT, or pulmonary embolism (PE), i.e. PE associated with DVT or isolated PE. Patients with major thrombophilia or antithrombotic therapy were excluded. End point was recurrent symptomatic VTE. RESULTS: 839 patients were followed for a median of 7...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Mohammed Monem, Mohamad Khalid Iskandarani, Kishan Gokaraju
We discuss the case of an independent 80-year-old Caucasian woman, being treated with new oral anticoagulants for a previous deep vein thrombosis, who had fallen on her right shoulder. She made a delayed presentation to the emergency department with a wrist drop in her right dominant hand. She had right arm bruising with good distal pulses but had a global neurological deficit in the hand. Plain radiographs of the shoulder, humerus, elbow, forearm and wrist demonstrated no fractures. MRI showed a significant right axillary lesion distorting the surrounding soft tissues, including the brachial plexus, and CT with contrast confirmed this to be a large axillary pseudoaneurysm...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Kazuhiro Shimizu, Takeshi Sasaki, Takanobu Tomaru, Hirofumi Noike
BACKGROUND: Factor Xa inhibitor is a key drug in the coagulation cascade. Parenteral anticoagulation using low molecular weight heparin or fondaparinux is the recommended form of treatment for most patients presenting with venous thrombosis. Following the acute phase, edoxaban is recommended. We present a case of extensive deep vein thrombosis treated using fondaparinux and edoxaban. CASE PRESENTATION: A 63-year-old man with redness, pain, and swelling of the left leg lasting for more than 1 month was referred to our hospital...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
Garth H Utter, Tejveer S Dhillon, Edgardo S Salcedo, Daniel J Shouldice, Cassandra L Reynolds, Misty D Humphries, Richard H White
IMPORTANCE: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) isolated to the calf veins (distal to the popliteal vein) is frequently detected with duplex ultrasonography and may result in proximal thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (PE). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether therapeutic anticoagulation is associated with a decreased risk for proximal DVT or PE after diagnosis of an isolated calf DVT. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: All adult patients with ultrasonographic detection of an isolated calf DVT from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2013, at the Vascular Laboratory of the University of California, Davis, Medical Center were included...
September 21, 2016: JAMA Surgery
Nicolas W Shammas, Mary F Knowles, W John Shammas, William Hauber, Gail A Shammas, Melissa J Green, Julie Dokas
BACKGROUND: The optimal technique to detect venous reflux requires a patient to be standing with weight on one leg while the other leg is scanned for superficial venous reflux (standing position [SP] technique). This represents a significant hardship for a subset of patients who are unable to stand and adequately maintain their balance. This study examines the predictability of identifying venous reflux using a reverse Trendelenburg 60° (RT-60) when compared with the SP in the great saphenous vein (GSV) and small saphenous vein (SSV)...
September 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
J Da Costa Rodrigues, S Alzuphar, C Combescure, G Le Gal, A Perrier
UNLABELLED: Essentials Lower limb ultrasonography (CUS) could be useful in suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). We performed a metaanalysis on the diagnostic characteristics of CUS in suspected PE. With a sensitivity of 41%, proximal CUS would be positive in one of every 7.3 patients. Complete CUS has a higher sensitivity but specificity for PE is too low to use it in suspected PE. SUMMARY: Background Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) is commonly based on D-dimer measurement and computed tomography (CT) angiography...
September 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Noriaki Mori, Shoichi Kimura, Tomohiro Onodera, Norimasa Iwasaki, Izumi Nakagawa, Takeshi Masuda
BACKGROUND: There has been controversy regarding the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with or without the use of a tourniquet. The aim of this randomized, prospective study was to clarify the effects of tourniquet use on DVT in TKA. METHODS: The subjects were 109 patients scheduled to undergo TKA from April 2008 to March 2009 before the establishment of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) practice guidelines...
October 2016: Knee
Amy K Poupore, Miloslawa Stem, Daniela Molena, Anne O Lidor
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to ascertain the incidence of, reasons for, and risk factors associated with hospital readmission after an operation for benign distal esophageal disease. METHODS: Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (2012-2014), patients with a primary diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hiatal hernia, or achalasia who underwent fundoplication, paraesophageal hernia repair, or Heller myotomy were identified...
September 2016: Surgery
Jingchao Wei, Wenyi Li, Yueying Pei, Yong Shen, Jia Li
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study aimed to assess preoperative risk factors for the incidence of deep venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF). METHODS: The diagnosis of preoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was confirmed by Doppler ultrasonography. To examine the preoperative risk factors for DVT admitted for PLIF, comparative analysis of the DVT-positive and DVT-negative groups was done. RESULTS: DVT was detected in 9...
2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Prajwal Dhakal, Krishna Gundabolu, Vijaya R Bhatt
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Factors such as the presence of transient risk factors for VTE, risk of bleeding, and location of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) determine the duration of anticoagulation. Extended anticoagulation is offered to patients with unprovoked pulmonary embolism (PE) or proximal DVT and a low risk of bleeding. Anticoagulation for 3 months is advised in patients with provoked DVT or PE, high risk of bleeding, and isolated distal or upper extremity DVT...
June 5, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
D A L King, R E Pow, D M Dickison, P R Vale
BACKGROUND: There is a high risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Conventional thromboprophylactic agents have limitations, such as route of administration, the need for monitoring, narrow therapeutic windows and interactions. Apixaban is a new oral anticoagulant with the potential to overcome these limitations. AIMS: To report the efficacy and safety of apixaban and low-molecular-weight heparin, enoxaparin, in VTE prophylaxis following TKA...
September 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
Sarah Jamshed, L Michael Snyder
We report a case of a 75-year-old female with a history of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) 6 years ago who presented with unilateral calf swelling and pain. D-dimer was normal, and compression ultrasound revealed findings typical of DVT, including an incompressible dilated and hypoechoic peroneal vein. Despite 4 months of anticoagulation for supposed recurrent DVT, pain symptoms persisted and repeat D-dimer and compression ultrasound were unchanged. A magnetic resonance imaging scan to investigate the leg demonstrated a 6-cm dissecting Baker's cyst extending posterolaterally resulting in venous compression and distal dilation, which appeared to have been confused with a DVT...
April 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Gualtiero Palareti, Michelangelo Sartori
The natural history of isolated distal deep-vein thrombosis (IDDVT) is still uncertain, as well as the real clinical risks associated with the disease and the need for its diagnosis and treatment. While more and more IDDVTs are diagnosed in everyday clinical practice, their appropriate therapeutic management is, unfortunately, far from straightforward, and different recommendations on how patients with diagnosed IDDVT should be treated are present between expert professionals and even among international guidelines...
July 2016: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Limin Jiang, Shudong Zhang, Yuchi Zhao
Thromboprophylaxis is a controversial and challenging topic in joint replacement surgery. Mechanical prophylaxis in combination with the use of anticoagulants have been shown to have greater efficacy than single modalities. But the early use of anticoagulants has the potential to increases the risk of postoperative bleeding. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the thromboprophylactic effects of sequential combined method using early-mechanical compression with delayed rivaroxaban in total knee arthroplasty...
May 23, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
F Dentali, S Pegoraro, S Barco, M N D di Minno, D Mastroiacovo, F Pomero, C Lodigiani, F Bagna, M Sartori, G Barillari, N Mumoli, M Napolitano, S Passamonti, R Benedetti, W Ageno, M Di Nisio
INTRODUCTION: Isolated distal deep vein thrombosis (IDDVT) accounts for one-fourth to one-half of all deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg. Patients with IDDVT are frequently treated for a shorter period of time compared to patients with proximal DVT and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) due to a perceived lower risk of recurrence. About 10-20% of patients with venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) have concomitant cancer. Guidelines recommend long-term anticoagulant treatment in this group of patients due to their high risk of VTE recurrence...
April 2016: Thrombosis Research
Angelo Porfidia, Annamaria Carnicelli, Nicola Bonadia, Roberto Pola, Raffaele Landolfi
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) represents the third leading cause of cardiovascular mortality, and it is the main cause of preventable mortality in hospitalized patients. Among VTE, there is the unique case of isolated distal deep vein thrombosis (IDDVT), which still lacks an agreement in terms of optimal therapeutic strategy. Although most IDDVTs are self-limiting and associated with a very low risk of embolic complications, still not all IDDVTs can be safely identified as stable. Lack of strong scientific evidence, fear of thromboembolic complications, and risk of bleeding upon initiation of anticoagulant treatment result in very heterogeneous therapeutic strategies among physicians...
September 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Ibrahim O Balogun, Lara N Roberts, Raj Patel, Rohan Pathansali, Lalit Kalra, Roopen Arya
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common complication of acute stroke, but the new incidence in the era of improved specialist input in stroke care is yet unknown. The models for VTE diagnosis is well established, but prediction models to target at-risk patients for pharmacological prophylaxis is lacking and requires further research, particularly in the aftermath of acute stroke. OBJECTIVES: To predict DVT after acute stroke using markers of haemostatic activation and stroke severity scores...
June 2016: Thrombosis Research
Fernando Palizas, Christian Casabella García, Mariano Norese
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is used in refractory hypoxemia in many clinical settings. Thoracic trauma patients usually develop acute respiratory distress syndrome. Due to high risk of bleeding, thrombotic complications present in this context are particularly difficult to manage and usually require insertion of an inferior vena cava filter to prevent embolism from the distal veins to the pulmonary circulation. Here, we present a case of a thoracic trauma patient with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation via a right internal jugular double lumen cannula due to a previously inserted inferior vena cava filter caused by distal bilateral calf muscle vein deep vein thrombosis...
January 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Prahlad Ho, Hui Y Lim, Chong C Chua, Matthew Sleeman, Mark Tacey, Geoffrey Donnan, Harshal Nandurkar
INTRODUCTION: Isolated distal deep venous thrombosis (IDDVT) is traditionally associated with less severe clinical sequelae, with ongoing debate on multiple aspects of its management. Despite numerous studies evaluating its acute management, there remains a paucity of data evaluating long-term complications such as recurrence and subsequent malignancy. We aim to evaluate the characteristics of IDDVT in institutions that routinely perform whole leg ultrasonography, and the risks of recurrence and complications in comparison to major venous thromboembolism (major VTE; defined as above-knee or proximal DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE))...
June 2016: Thrombosis Research
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