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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346964/lipoprotein-a-as-a-risk-factor-for-venous-thromboembolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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Francesco Dentali, Vera Gessi, Rossella Marcucci, Monica Gianni, Anna Maria Grandi, Massimo Franchini
Elevated plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) are associated with increased cardiovascular risk in several clinical studies. However, there is a lack of data supporting a positive association between elevated Lp(a) levels and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Thus, we conducted a systematic review of the literature to better clarify its role as a risk factor for VTE. Medline and the Embase (up to May 2015) electronic databases were used to identify potentially eligible studies. Studies measuring Lp(a) values in adult patients with deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism and in a population of patients without a VTE were selected...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344195/significance-of-serum-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-level-imbalance-in-patients-with-acute-venous-thromboembolism
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Masaru Hiki, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Kazunori Shimada, Yurina Sugita, Megumi Shimizu, Tatsuro Aikawa, Shohei Ouchi, Tomoyuki Shiozawa, Kiyoshi Takasu, Shuhei Takahashi, Atsutoshi Takagi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
AIM: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) take part in various biological events linked to the pathogenesis of venous thromboembolism (VTE), including inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and hypercoagulability. Several studies have demonstrated the association between PUFAs and the occurrence of VTE. However, the role of PUFAs in the pathogenesis of VTE remains unclear. METHODS: We enrolled 45 patients with acute VTE and 37 age-, gender-, and body mass index-matched healthy volunteers to examine their PUFA levels...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342133/is-old-age-a-contraindication-to-elective-ventral-hernia-repair
#3
Ruel Neupane, Mojtaba Fayezizadeh, Arnab Majumder, Yuri W Novitsky
BACKGROUND: Ventral hernia repair (VHR) is a frequent problem in the expanding aging population. However, advanced age is often viewed as a contraindication to elective hernia surgery. We aimed to analyze outcomes of VHR in a large cohort of elderly patients. We hypothesized that elective VHR is safe and effective even in patients over 70 years old. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of consecutive patients over the age of 70 who underwent VHR at a at a tertiary care hospital...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341981/meta-analysis-of-fontan-procedure-extracardiac-conduit-vs-intracardiac-lateral-tunnel
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J Zheng, Z Li, Q Li, X Li
This meta-analysis was designed to determine the effect of an intracardiac lateral tunnel (ILT) versus an extracardiac conduit (ECC) on patients undergoing a Fontan procedure. A search of the literature in PubMed, Embase, China Academic Literature, and Wanfang databases yielded 23 studies comprising approximately 1000 patients for analysis. There were statistically significant differences between ILT and ECC in the frequency of early sinus node dysfunction, early total arrhythmias, late supraventricular tachycardia, late sinus node dysfunction, late total arrhythmias, and need for pacemaker...
March 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341868/risk-factors-of-reoperation-after-pancreatic-resection
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Heather G Lyu, Gaurav Sharma, Ethan Brovman, Julius Ejiofor, Aparna Repaka, Richard D Urman, Jason S Gold, Edward E Whang
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic resection is associated with a high incidence of postoperative complications, some of which require reoperation. AIMS: To analyze the incidence of and risk factors for reoperation following pancreatectomy. METHODS: Pre- and postoperative information and procedure characteristics of 15,549 patients having undergone pancreatectomy in 435 hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2011 to 2014 were analyzed...
March 24, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341735/venous-thromboembolism-is-associated-with-graft-versus-host-disease-and-increased-non-relapse-mortality-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Natasha Kekre, Haesook T Kim, Vincent T Ho, Corey Cutler, Philippe Armand, Sarah Nikiforow, Edwin P Alyea, Robert J Soiffer, Joseph H Antin, Jean M Connors, John Koreth
Although venous thromboembolism rates and risk factors are well described in patients with cancer, there are limited data on the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of thrombosis after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, a curative therapy for patients with hematologic malignancies. We aimed to determine the incidence and risks associated with venous thrombosis in allogeneic stem cell transplant. We studied 2276 recipients of first transplant between 2002-2013 at our institution with a median follow-up of 50 months (range 4-146)...
March 24, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340038/coincidental-coronary-artery-disease-impairs-outcome-in-patients-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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V Bill, I El-Battrawy, K Schramm, U Ansari, U Hoffmann, D Haghi, J Kuschyk, M Borggrefe, I Akin
Background and aim: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is an important differential diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD), mimicking acute coronary syndrome in clinical symptoms, biomarker profiles and ST-elevation in ECG. Absence of occlusive coronary disease is an essential criterion distinguishing both diseases. The aim of the study was to explore the influence of co-existing incidental CAD on poorer clinical outcomes and all-cause mortality in TC. Design, methods and results: Our mono-centric study cohort constituted 114 consecutive patients diagnosed with TC between 2003 and 2015...
March 14, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339551/anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-management-for-spinal-procedures-a-prospective-descriptive-study-and-interpretation-of-guidelines
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Bradly S Goodman, L McLean House, Sridhar Vallabhaneni, Srinivas Mallempati, Matthew R Willey, Matthew Thomas Smith
Setting.:  Epidural hematoma rarely complicates interventional spine procedures. While anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs increase bleeding risk, cessation may precipitate serious thromboembolic events. The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) put forth guidelines that dissent with regard to management of hemostatically active agents during commonly performed spinal injections. Objective.:  To validate an antiplatelet/anticoagulant management table based on modifications of the SIS 2013 and ASRA 2015 guidelines...
October 6, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337485/safety-and-efficacy-of-minimal-biliary-sphincterotomy-with-papillary-balloon-dilation-m-ebs-epbd-in-patients-using-clopidogrel-or-anticoagulation
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Shaffer R S Mok, Murtaza Arif, David L Diehl, Harshit S Khara, Henry C Ho, Adam B Elfant
Background and study aims Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy (EBS) or endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) are common techniques of biliary decompression. Potential risks include gastrointestinal hemorrhage, which can be increased by antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants (AC) and/or novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) (ie. apixaban, dabigatran and rivaroxaban). The study aim is to evaluate the safety/efficacy of an alternative technique, minimal-EBS plus EPBD (m-EBS + EPBD), in individuals for whom clopidogrel, AC, and/or NOACs cannot be interrupted due to high cardiovascular or thromboembolic risk...
March 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332985/prostate-cancer-radiation-therapy-and-risk-of-thromboembolic-events
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Cecilia Bosco, Hans Garmo, Jan Adolfsson, Pär Stattin, Lars Holmberg, Per Nilsson, Adalsteinn Gunnlaugsson, Anders Widmark, Mieke Van Hemelrijck
PURPOSE: To investigate the risk of thromboembolic disease (TED) after radiation therapy (RT) with curative intent for prostate cancer (PCa). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified all men who received RT as curative treatment (n=9410) and grouped according to external beam RT (EBRT) or brachytherapy (BT). By comparing with an age- and county-matched comparison cohort of PCa-free men (n=46,826), we investigated risk of TED after RT using Cox proportional hazard regression models...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331926/cessation-of-oral-anticoagulation-is-an-important-risk-factor-for-stroke-and-mortality-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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José Miguel Rivera-Caravaca, Vanessa Roldán, María Asunción Esteve-Pastor, Mariano Valdés, Vicente Vicente, Gregory Y H Lip, Francisco Marín
Oral anticoagulation (OAC) is highly effective preventing stroke and mortality in AF, but withdrawal is common in the elderly, when high bleeding risk and when are difficulties achieving an optimal time in therapeutic range (TTR). We analysed the rate of OAC cessation, predisposing factors to cessation and the relation to clinical outcomes in a large 'real world' cohort of AF patients over a long follow-up period. Consecutive non-valvular AF outpatients clinically stables for six months were recruited. Rates of cardiovascular events, major bleeding and mortality were recorded and related to OAC cessation...
March 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331354/utilization-and-prescribing-patterns-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Maegan M Whitworth, Krystal K Haase, David S Fike, Ravindra M Bharadwaj, Rodney B Young, Eric J MacLaughlin
BACKGROUND: Scant literature exists evaluating utilization patterns for direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess DOAC prescribing in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in outpatient clinics. Secondary objectives were to compare utilization between family medicine (FM) and internal medicine (IM) clinics, characterize potentially inappropriate use, and identify factors associated with adverse events (AEs)...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329309/changes-in-oral-anticoagulation-for-elective-cardioversion-results-from-a-european-cardioversion-registry
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Judit Papp, Endre Zima, Ramon Bover, Rasa Karaliute, Andrea Rossi, Catherine Szymanski, Rossella Troccoli, Jonas Schneider, Morten Wang Fagerland, A John Camm, Dan Atar
Aims: In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) pharmacological or electrical cardioversion may be performed to restore sinus rhythm. The procedure is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic events, which can be significantly reduced by adequate anticoagulation (OAC). Our aim was to create a partly prospective, partly retrospective cardioversion registry, particularly focusing on OAC strategies in different European countries, and on emerging choice of OAC over time. Methods: From September 2014 to October 2015, cardioversions due to AF performed in six European city hospitals in five European countries (Hungary: Budapest-1 and -2; Italy: Bari and Pisa; France: Amiens; Spain: Madrid; and Lithuania: Kaunas) were recorded in the registry...
March 17, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329135/low-target-inr-anticoagulation-is-safe-in-selected-aortic-valve-patients-with-the-medtronic-open-pivot-mechanical-prosthesis-long-term-results-of-a-propensity-matched-comparison-with-standard-anticoagulation
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Thierry Bové, Yves Van Belleghem, Katrien François, Frank Caes, Michel De Pauw, Yves Taeymans, Guido J Van Nooten
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term results of a low international normalized ratio (INR)-anticoagulation program in selected patients after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with the Medtronic Open Pivot mechanical heart valve (OPMHV). METHODS: From January 1993 to December 2012, 909 OPMHV valves were used for single AVR. Patients with preserved sinus rhythm and left ventricular function (Low-INR, n  = 552), were managed to an INR of 1.5-2.5 and compared to patients (Standard-INR, n  = 357) treated with standard anticoagulation (INR 2...
March 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329110/mid-term-outcomes-of-concomitant-surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-for-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy%C3%A2
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Elisabetta Lapenna, Alberto Pozzoli, Michele De Bonis, Giovanni La Canna, Teodora Nisi, Simona Nascimbene, Luca Vicentini, Stefania Di Sanzo, Benedetto Del Forno, Davide Schiavi, Ottavio Alfieri
OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and it is often poorly tolerated because of loss of atrial contraction and reduced filling time with rapid ventricular rates. Restoring sinus rhythm is of great clinical benefit to HCM patients. Very few data exist regarding surgical ablation of concomitant AF in this setting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid-term outcome of surgical AF ablation in patients who underwent cardiac surgery due to HCM...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329059/anticoagulation-for-pregnant-women-with-mechanical-heart-valves-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Rohan D'Souza, Jackie Ostro, Prakesh S Shah, Candice K Silversides, Ann Malinowski, Kellie E Murphy, Mathew Sermer, Nadine Shehata
Aims: To review maternal and foetal outcomes in women with mechanical heart valves (MHVs) treated with vitamin-K antagonists (VKAs), first-trimester heparin followed by VKAs (sequential treatment), low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and unfractionated heparin (UFH) during pregnancy, in order to inform practice. Methods and results: Medline, Embase and Central were searched from inception until February 2016. Two reviewers independently screened 1786 titles, reviewed 110 full-texts and extracted data and assessed risk-of-bias from 46 articles...
March 9, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328622/quality-of-care-and-outcomes-among-hospitalized-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
#17
Geoffrey C Nguyen, Sanjay K Murthy, Brian Bressler, Mindy C W Lam, Ali Alali, Asmae Toumi, Jason Reinglas, Adam Rampersad, Adam V Weizman, Waqqas Afif
BACKGROUND: Half of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require hospitalization. We sought to characterize inpatient quality indicators of care and outcomes during IBD-related hospitalizations at 4 major IBD referral centers in Canada. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study of patients with IBD admitted from 2011 to 2013 to tertiary centers in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. We assessed the following inpatient indicators of care: pharmacological venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, Clostridium difficile testing, and medical rescue therapy for steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC)...
March 21, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326488/is-lmwh-sufficient-for-anticoagulant-prophylaxis-in-bariatric-surgery-prospective-study
#18
Farraj Moaad, Bramnik Zakhar, Kvasha Anton, Merie Moner, Sbeit Wisam, Farraj Safy, Waksman Igor
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the coagulation profile by thromboelastography in morbidly obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery. Morbid obesity entails increased risk for thromboembolic events. There is no clear protocol for thromboembolic prophylaxis, regarding timing and length of treatment, in bariatric surgery. Thromboelastography provides data on a coagulation process from creation of the clot until the fibrinolysis. METHODS: Ninety-three morbidly obese patients were prospectively recruited within a 2-year period...
March 22, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325458/chronic-subdural-hematoma-icu-management
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REVIEW
Jeremy T Ragland, Kiwon Lee
Patients with cSDH presenting with new or worsening neurological deficits, especially if they are debilitating and adversely affecting quality of life require urgent medical and surgical attention. Neurological and neurosurgical critical care team need to stabilize the patient by reversing any underlying coagulopathy states in order to prevent further hematoma expansion.In the event of brain herniation and presumed ICP elevation and CPP compromise, step-wise ICP management should be instituted promptly.Seizure prophylaxis treatment is reasonable...
April 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322302/mechanistic-insights-into-the-anti-angiogenic-activity-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-protein-21-and-its-potential-impact-on-the-onset-of-chagasic-cardiomyopathy
#20
Samuel Cota Teixeira, Daiana Silva Lopes, Sarah Natalie Cirilo Gimenes, Thaise Lara Teixeira, Marcelo Santos da Silva, Rebecca Tavares E Silva Brígido, Felipe Andrés Cordero da Luz, Aline Alves da Silva, Makswell Almeida Silva, Pilar Veras Florentino, Paula Cristina Brígido Tavares, Marlus Alves Dos Santos, Veridiana de Melo Rodrigues Ávila, Marcelo José Barbosa Silva, Maria Carolina Elias, Renato Arruda Mortara, Claudio Vieira da Silva
Chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy (CCC) is arguably the most important form of the Chagas Disease, caused by the intracellular protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi; it is estimated that 10-30% of chronic patients develop this clinical manifestation. The most common and severe form of CCC can be related to ventricular abnormalities, such as heart failure, arrhythmias, heart blocks, thromboembolic events and sudden death. Therefore, in this study, we proposed to evaluate the anti-angiogenic activity of a recombinant protein from T...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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