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Diren Arsoy, Nicholas J Giori, Steven T Woolson
BACKGROUND: The use of chemoprophylaxis to prevent thromboembolic disease after primary THA and TKA can be associated with postoperative bleeding complications. Mechanical prophylaxis has been studied as an alternative to chemoprophylaxis with greater safety in patients undergoing THA, but no data have been published comparing the safety of chemoprophylaxis versus mechanical methods for patients undergoing TKA. The risk of readmission resulting from bleeding and venous thromboembolism (VTE) has also not been determined for patients undergoing THA or TKA when treated with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) alone compared with mechanical prophylaxis plus aspirin (ASA)...
February 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Bénédicte Gaborit, Pierre-Antoine Moulin, Thierry Bege, Sandrine Boullu, Clara Vincentelli, Olivier Emungania, Pierre-Emmanuel Morange, Stéphane Berdah, Joe-Elie Salem, Anne Dutour, Corinne Frere
Severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery (BS) are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). How standard low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) regimen should be adapted to provide both sufficient efficacy and safety in this setting is unclear. We aimed to compare the influence of four body size descriptors (BSD) on peak anti-Xa levels in BS obese patients receiving LMWH fixed doses to identify which one had the greatest impact. One hundred and thirteen BS obese patients [median body mass index (BMI), 43...
February 13, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Larissa Schenkel, Ana Paula Simões-Wüst, Irene Hösli, Ursula von Mandach
BACKGROUND: In order to improve the safety for drugs in pregnancy and lactation, data on the clinical practice must be collected and validated. METHODS: Data on the medications routinely used were requested from the university hospitals for obstetrics and the non-university perinatal centres in Switzerland and recommendations and guidelines of scientific societies for the various fields of application were sought. RESULTS: Part I: For during pregnancy and the peripartal period respectively, 69 and 21 different active constituents of medications were identified from at least 4 centres...
February 8, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
Jihyun Kwon, Youngil Koh, Su Jong Yu, Jung-Hwan Yoon
INTRODUCTION: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a well-known complication in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). The aim of this study is to investigate the outcomes of cirrhotic patients with PVT treated with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH). METHOD: Ninety-one LC patients with PVT were treated with dalteparin or enoxaparin for six months. Patients with major bleeding during the last three months, severe thrombocytopenia, or impaired renal function were excluded...
February 1, 2018: Thrombosis Research
Hannah K Choe, Maria T De Sancho, Sunnie S Kim, Tong Dai, Manish A Shah
: Due to their ease of use, the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are an attractive treatment option for cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) and have been readily adopted by many clinicians. A recent published study comparing a DOAC (edoxaban) to the current standard-of-care low molecular weight heparin dalteparin for the treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis showed that edoxaban was noninferior to dalteparin for recurrent VTE, but the risk of major bleeding was higher. We present three patients with high-risk gastrointestinal malignancies complicated by cancer-associated VTE with progression of thrombosis while treated with the oral direct Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban...
March 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Maram B Hakoum, Lara A Kahale, Ibrahim G Tsolakian, Charbel F Matar, Victor Ed Yosuico, Irene Terrenato, Francesca Sperati, Maddalena Barba, Holger Schünemann, Elie A Akl
BACKGROUND: Compared with people without cancer, people with cancer who receive anticoagulant treatment for venous thromboembolism (VTE) are more likely to develop recurrent VTE. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of three types of parenteral anticoagulants (i.e. fixed-dose low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), adjusted-dose unfractionated heparin (UFH), and fondaparinux) for the initial treatment of VTE in people with cancer. SEARCH METHODS: A comprehensive search included a major electronic search of the following databases: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2018, Issue 1), MEDLINE (via Ovid) and Embase (via Ovid); handsearching of conference proceedings; checking of references of included studies; use of the 'related citation' feature in PubMed; and a search for ongoing studies...
January 24, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Zhangjie Wang, Tianji Zhang, Shaoshuai Xie, Xinyue Liu, Hongmei Li, Robert J Linhardt, Lianli Chi
Low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) are widely used anticoagulant drugs. The composition and sequence of LMWH oligosaccharides determine their safety and efficacy. The short oligosaccharide pool in LMWHs undergoes more depolymerization reactions than the longer chains and is the most sensitive indicator of the manufacturing process. Electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS) has been demonstrated as a powerful tool to sequence synthetic heparin oligosaccharide but never been applied to analyze complicated mixture like LMWHs...
March 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
Gary E Raskob, Nick van Es, Peter Verhamme, Marc Carrier, Marcello Di Nisio, David Garcia, Michael A Grosso, Ajay K Kakkar, Michael J Kovacs, Michele F Mercuri, Guy Meyer, Annelise Segers, Minggao Shi, Tzu-Fei Wang, Erik Yeo, George Zhang, Jeffrey I Zwicker, Jeffrey I Weitz, Harry R Büller
BACKGROUND: Low-molecular-weight heparin is the standard treatment for cancer-associated venous thromboembolism. The role of treatment with direct oral anticoagulant agents is unclear. METHODS: In this open-label, noninferiority trial, we randomly assigned patients with cancer who had acute symptomatic or incidental venous thromboembolism to receive either low-molecular-weight heparin for at least 5 days followed by oral edoxaban at a dose of 60 mg once daily (edoxaban group) or subcutaneous dalteparin at a dose of 200 IU per kilogram of body weight once daily for 1 month followed by dalteparin at a dose of 150 IU per kilogram once daily (dalteparin group)...
February 15, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
Nathan P Clark, James D Douketis, Vic Hasselblad, Sam Schulman, Andrei L Kindzelski, Thomas L Ortel
BACKGROUND: The use of low-molecular weight heparin bridge therapy during warfarin interruption for elective surgery/procedures increases bleeding. Other predictors of bleeding in this setting are not well described. METHODS: BRIDGE was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of bridge therapy with dalteparin 100 IU/kg twice daily in patients with atrial fibrillation requiring warfarin interruption. Bleeding outcomes were documented from the time of warfarin interruption until up to 37 days postprocedure...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
Kylian Kirkham, Jessica M Munson, Susan V McCluskey, Kevin K Graner
The stability of dalteparin 1,000 units/mL in 0.9% sodium chloride for injection stored in polypropylene syringes under refrigeration was examined. Dalteparin 1,000-units/mL syringes were prepared by adding 9 mL of 0.9% sodium chloride for injection to 1 mL of dalteparin sodium 10,000 unit/mL from commercial single-use syringes. Compounded solutions in 0.5-mL aliquots were transferred to 1-mL polypropylene syringes and sealed with a Luer lock tip cap and stored at refrigerated temperatures (2°C to 8°C) with ambient fluorescent light exposure...
September 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
Solbjørg Sagedal, Leiv Sandvik, Olav Klingenberg, Per Morten Sandset
BACKGROUND: When blood passes through the extracorporeal circuit during haemodialysis (HD) undesirable effects including platelet degranulation and coagulation activation take place. β-thromboglobulin (β-TG) is a sensitive marker of platelet activation. The aim of this study was to investigate platelet degranulation and coagulation activation during HD with the heparin-coated dialysis membrane HeprAN. METHODS: Four HD sessions were evaluated in each of 12 chronic HD patients...
December 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Jacques Duranteau, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Peter Verhamme, Walter Ageno
: Venous thromboembolism is a common and potentially life-threatening complication that occurs in 4 to 15% of patients admitted to ICUs despite the routine use of pharmacological prophylaxis. We therefore recommend an institution-wide protocol for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (Grade 1B). The routine use of ultrasonographic screening for deep vein thrombosis is not recommended when thromboprophylactic measures are in place (Grade 1B), as the detection of asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis may prompt therapeutic anticoagulation that may increase bleeding risk but has no proven reduction of clinically significant thrombotic events...
February 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Weh Kiat Gan
An uncommon case of delayed-onset dalteparin-induced skin necrosis in an 83-year-old Caucasian female patient associated with heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia (HIT) presenting on day 30 following dalteparin therapy is reported. Investigations revealed mild thrombocytopaenia with normal protein C, protein S, coagulation screen and positive test for heparin-platelet factor-4 antibody. Clinical diagnosis of heparin-induced skin necrosis with HIT was made. Dalteparin injection was discontinued promptly and substituted with fondaparinux therapy...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Thomas Decker Christensen, Henrik Vad, Søren Pedersen, Peter B Licht, Mads Nybo, Kåre Hornbech, Nora Elisabeth Zois, Anne-Mette Hvas
OBJECTIVES: Lung cancer patients are perceived to have a relatively high risk of venous thromboembolic events due to an activation of the coagulation system. In terms of activation of the coagulation system, the difference between video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and open lobectomies for primary lung cancer has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to compare the impact on the coagulation system in patients undergoing curative surgery for primary lung cancer by either VATS or open lobectomies...
October 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Ronni Mikkelsen, Thorkil Anker-Møller, Anne-Mette Hvas, Niels Sunde
BACKGROUND Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common neurosurgical condition that is treated using a cranial burr hole evacuation procedure, but recurrence is common. The use of anticoagulant therapy can increase the risk of developing a recurrent subdural hematoma. We present a challenging case of a patient on long-term anticoagulant therapy following previous aortic and aortic valve surgery who had CSDH with multiple recurrences and was ultimately treated with tranexamic acid as an adjunct to surgery. CASE REPORT A male patient in his mid-sixties presented with a headache and bilateral CSDH...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
George Dranitsaris, Lesley G Shane, Seth Woodruff
Background Patients with cancer have an elevated risk of venous thromboembolism. Importantly, patients with cancer, who have metastatic disease, renal insufficiency, or are receiving anticancer therapy, have an even higher risk of a recurrent event. Similarly, the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism is higher than the risk of an initial event. To reduce the risk, extended duration of prophylaxis for up to six months with low-molecular-weight heparins such as dalteparin, enoxaparin, nadroparin, and tinzaparin is recommended by international guidelines...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
Robert McBane Ii, Charles L Loprinzi, Aneel Ashrani, Juliana Perez-Botero, Roberto A Leon Ferre, Stanislav Henkin, Charles J Lenz, Jennifer G Le-Rademacher, Waldemar E Wysokinski
Currently, low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is the guideline endorsed treatment of patients with cancer associated venous thromboembolism (VTE). While apixaban is approved for the treatment of acute VTE, there are limited data supporting its use in cancer patients. The rationale and design of this investigator initiated Phase IV, multicenter, randomized, open label, superiority trial assessing the safety of apixaban versus dalteparin for cancer associated VTE is provided (ADAM-VTE; NCT02585713). The main aim of the ADAM-VTE trial is to test the hypothesis that apixaban is associated with a significantly lower rate of major bleeding compared to dalteparin in the treatment of cancer patients with acute VTE...
October 5, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Zhen Wang, Jia Zheng, Yongqiang Zhao, Yungai Xiang, Xiao Chen, Yi Jin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the most common complication after major joint surgery. VTE can easily develop into pulmonary embolism (PE), leading to cardiopulmonary dysfunction or sudden death. We aimed to comprehensively analyse the thromboprophylactic drugs that are used to prevent thrombosis and reduce bleeding risk. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases for randomized controlled trials that evaluated the use of thromboprophylaxis after major joint surgery...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Madelon Q Wentink, Henk M W Verheul, Sumanta K Pal, Saby George, Johannes Voortman, Pongwut Danchaivijitr, Remi Adelaiye, Diane Poslinski, Adrienne Groman, Alan Hutson, Roberto Pili
BACKGROUND: Based on the tumor-driven concomitant activation of angiogenesis and coagulation we conducted a phase I combination study of sunitinib with the low molecular weight heparin dalteparin in patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients received standard treatment with sunitinib (50 mg daily, 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off). During the second week of no sunitinib in the first cycle (week 6) patients received dalteparin monotherapy (in escalating doses)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Radosław Sadowski, Renata Gadzała-Kopciuch, Tomasz Kowalkowski, Paweł Widomski, Ludwik Jujeczka, Bogusław Buszewski
Currently, detailed structural characterization of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) products is an analytical subject of great interest. In this work, we carried out a comprehensive structural analysis of LMWHs and applied a modified pharmacopeial method, as well as methods developed by other researchers, to the analysis of novel biosimilar LMWH products; and, for the first time, compared the qualitative and quantitative composition of commercially available drugs (enoxaparin, nadroparin, and dalteparin)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
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