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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343597/national-trends-and-in-hospital-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-heart-disease-in-the-united-states
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Fabio V Lima, Jie Yang, Jianjin Xu, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
Investigation of trends and outcomes in heart disease (HD) and pregnancy has been limited. We chose to identify the prevalence, trends, and outcomes of pregnant women with different forms of HD in the United States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's National Inpatient Sample was screened for hospital admissions for delivery in pregnant women with HD from 2003 to 2012. Maternal clinical characteristics and outcomes were identified in women with and without HD, and in HD subtypes: congenital (CHD), valvular HD, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension (PH)...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290648/deep-venous-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-current-therapy
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Jason Wilbur, Brian Shian
Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis are the two most important manifestations of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is the third most common life-threatening cardiovascular disease in the United States. Anticoagulation is the mainstay of VTE treatment. Most patients with deep venous thrombosis or low-risk pulmonary embolism can be treated in the outpatient setting with low-molecular-weight heparin and a vitamin K antagonist (warfarin) or direct-acting oral anticoagulants. Inpatient treatment of VTE begins with parenteral agents, preferably low-molecular-weight heparin...
March 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267932/hemoglobin-is-a-vital-determinant-of-arterial-oxygen-content-in-hypoxemic-patients-with-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations
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Abeer Rizvi, Patricia Macedo, Lydia Babawale, Hannah C Tighe, J Michael B Hughes, James E Jackson, Claire L Shovlin
RATIONALE: Arterial partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2), and oxygen saturation (SaO2) are commonly measured in respiratory practice, but arterial oxygen content (CaO2) refers to the volume of oxygen delivered to the tissues per unit blood volume. CaO2 is calculated from SaO2 and the hemoglobin concentration in blood, recognizing that each gram of hemoglobin can transport approximately 1.34mls of oxygen when fully saturated. OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate serial changes in CaO2 in man, incorporating and excluding dynamic changes to oxygenation and hemoglobin parameters that may occur during life...
March 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262243/pitfalls-in-the-diagnostic-management-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy
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Cécile Tromeur, Liselotte M van der Pol, Frederikus A Klok, Francis Couturaud, Menno V Huisman
Women are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy and VTE remains one of the main causes of maternal mortality in developed countries (Konstantinides SV, et al. Eur Heart J 2014; 35(43):3033-69, 69a-69k). Although an accurate diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnant patients is thus of crucial importance, the diagnostic management of suspected PE is challenging for this specific patient category. As D-dimer levels increase physiologically throughout pregnancy, the optimal D-dimer threshold to rule out PE during pregnancy remains unknown...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262237/outcome-after-discontinuing-anticoagulant-therapy-in-women-with-venous-thromboembolism-during-hormonal-use
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Ángeles Blanco-Molina, Javier Trujillo-Santos, Raffaele Pesavento, Vladimir Rosa, Conxita Falgá, Carles Tolosa, Lucia Mazzolai, Ángel Sampériz, Rita Duce, Manuel Monreal
INTRODUCTION: Whether women developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) while using hormonal therapy should be classified as having "unprovoked" or "provoked" VTE is controversial. METHODS: We used the RIETE (Registro Informatizado Enfermedad TromboEmbólica) database to compare the rate of symptomatic VTE recurrences after discontinuing anticoagulation in 3 subgroups of women aged ≤50years without cancer, pregnancy or puerperium: (1) those with hormonal therapy and no additional risk factors (hormonal users only); (2) those with unprovoked VTE; and (3) those with additional risk factors, with or without hormonal therapy...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231684/emergency-peripartum-hysterectomy-a-challenge-or-an-obstetrical-defeat
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Aneta Malinowska-Polubiec, Ewa Romejko-Wolniewicz, Julia Zareba-Szczudlik, Agnieszka Dobrowolska-Redo, Agnieszka Sotowska, Roman Smolarczyk, Jan Wilczynski, Krzysztof Czajkowski
OBJECTIVES: Peripartum hysterectomy remains an obstetric nightmare. Most obstetricians consider it a defeat. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence, indications, procedures and complications of emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) in the 2nd Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical University of Warsaw during a 7 year period (2007-2013). METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of 21,144 deliveries was performed. We analyzed all cases of EPH, including the maternal characteristics, obstetrical history, course of pregnancy and delivery, type of surgery and complications...
October 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231636/personalized-thromboprophylaxis-using-a-risk-score-for-the-management-of-pregnancies-with-high-risk-of-thrombosis-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Y Dargaud, L Rugeri, C Fleury, C Battie, P Gaucherand, C Huissoud, R C Rudigoz, H Desmurs-Clavel, J Ninet, M C Trzeciak
BACKGROUND: Patients with thrombophilia and/or a history of venous thromboembolism (VTE) are at risk of thrombosis during pregnancy. A risk score for pregnancies with increased risk of VTE was previously described by our group (Lyon-VTE-score). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this prospective study was to assess the efficacy and safety of our score-based prophylaxis strategy in 542 pregnancies managed between 2005 and 2015 in Lyon University Hospitals. PATIENTS/METHODS: Of 445 patients included in the study, 36 had several pregnancies during the study period...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209484/successful-provision-of-inter-hospital-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-acute-post-partum-pulmonary-embolism
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C McDonald, J Laurie, S Janssens, C Zazulak, P Kotze, K Shekar
Mortality during pregnancy in a well-resourced setting is rare, but acute pulmonary embolism is one of the leading causes. We present the successful use of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) in a 22-year old woman who experienced cardiopulmonary collapse following urgent caesarean section in the setting of a sub-massive pulmonary embolus. Resources and personnel to perform eCPR were not available at the maternity hospital and were recruited from an adjacent pediatric hospital. Initial care used low blood flow extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with pediatric ECMO circuitry, which was optimized when the team from a nearby adult cardiac hospital arrived...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208204/thrombophilic-evaluation-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Scott M Stevens, Jack E Ansell
Patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) are often tested for thrombophilias, which are hereditary and acquired conditions that predispose to thrombosis. If a hereditary condition is identified, then testing is often performed on members of the patient's family. Testing for these conditions can be complex, as the presence of acute thrombosis and antithrombotic therapies can make the results of many tests unreliable. Many risk factors for thrombosis exist that are not routinely assessed by laboratory testing, and it is likely that many hereditary thrombophilia conditions remain to be discovered...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144025/case-report-of-s1q3t3-electrocardiographic-abnormality-in-a-pregnant-asthmatic-patient-during-acute-bronchospasm
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Hafiza Arshad, Rana Rahel Khan, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Asthma is the most common chronic pulmonary disease during pregnancy. Several previous reports have documented reversible electrocardiographic changes during severe acute asthma attacks, including tachycardia, P pulmonale, right bundle branch block, right axis deviation, and ST segment and T wave abnormalities. CASE REPORT We present the case of a pregnant patient with asthma exacerbation in which acute bronchospasm caused S1Q3T3 abnormality on an electrocardiogram (ECG). The complete workup of ECG findings of S1Q3T3 was negative and correlated with bronchospasm...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130684/clinical-characteristics-and-laboratory-findings-of-252-chinese-patients-with-anti-phospholipid-syndrome-comparison-with-euro-phospholipid-cohort
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Hui Shi, Jia-Lin Teng, Yue Sun, Xin-Yao Wu, Qiong-Yi Hu, Hong-Lei Liu, Xiao-Bing Cheng, Yu-Feng Yin, Jun-Na Ye, Pojen P Chen, Cheng-de Yang
This study aims to characterize the Chinese Han patients with anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS) and compare the data with those of the Euro-Phospholipid cohort. We conducted a single center study consisting of 252 patients with definite APS from 2000 to 2015. We analyzed the clinical and laboratory characteristics of our cohort and compared the data with those of the Euro-Phospholipid cohort. Our cohort consisted of 216 females and 36 males, with a mean age at entry into this study of 41 years (range 11-74 years)...
March 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124411/imaging-for-the-exclusion-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy
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Thijs E van Mens, Luuk Jj Scheres, Paulien G de Jong, Mariska Mg Leeflang, Mathilde Nijkeuter, Saskia Middeldorp
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism is a leading cause of pregnancy-related death. An accurate diagnosis in pregnant patients is crucial to prevent untreated pulmonary embolism as well as unnecessary anticoagulant treatment and future preventive measures. Applied imaging techniques might perform differently in these younger patients with less comorbidity and altered physiology, who largely have been excluded from diagnostic studies. OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA), lung scintigraphy and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism during pregnancy...
January 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048838/su-f-i-36-in-utero-dose-measurements-within-postmortem-subjects-for-estimating-fetal-doses-in-pregnant-patients-examined-with-pulmonary-embolism-trauma-and-appendicitis-ct
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I Lipnharski, N Quails, C Carranza, N Correa, S Bidari, M Bickelhaup, L Rill, M Arreola
PURPOSE: The imaging of pregnant patients is medically necessary in certain clinical situations. The purpose of this work was to directly measure uterine doses in a cadaver scanned with CT protocols commonly performed on pregnant patients in order to estimate fetal dose and assess potential risk. METHOD: One postmortem subject was scanned on a 320-slice CT scanner with standard pulmonary embolism, trauma, and appendicitis protocols. All protocols were performed with the scan parameters and ranges currently used in clinical practice...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040140/gestational-choriocarcinoma-with-renal-and-pulmonary-metastases-lacking-a-primary-uterine-origin
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Hao-Ming Li, Wen-Chien Hou, Yu-Ju Lai, Chien-Chang Kao, Tai-Kuang Chao, Mu-Hsien Yu, Her-Young Su
OBJECTIVE: We describe a case of gestational choriocarcinoma metastasized to the kidney and lung, which presented initially as refractory hematuria after a term pregnancy 5 years earlier. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old woman, G2P1, with a previous history of full-term pregnancy in 2009, presented to the emergency department complaining of intermittent gross hematuria for 2 months. Abdominal computed tomography showed a suspicious arteriovenous malformation in the right kidney and a thrombus within the right renal vein...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005587/diagnosis-and-management-of-hellp-syndrome-complicated-by-liver-hematoma
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Agnès Ditisheim, Baha M Sibai
Subcapsular liver hematoma is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of preeclampsia and hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets syndrome. It may present with nonspecific signs and symptoms, none of which are diagnostic, and can mimic pulmonary embolism of cholecystitis. There is no consensus on the management of subcapsular liver hematoma. Unruptured liver hematoma can be conservatively managed. When rupture occurs, surgical, endovascular approaches and, rarely, liver transplantation, may be required...
March 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005272/prophylactic-versus-selective-blood-transfusion-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Babasola O Okusanya, Olufemi T Oladapo
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with sickle cell disease (HbSS, HbSC and HbSβThal) may require blood transfusion to prevent severe anaemia or to manage potential medical complications. Preventive blood transfusion in the absence of complications starting from the early weeks of pregnancy or blood transfusion only for medical or obstetric indications have been used as management policies. There is currently no consensus on the blood transfusion policy that guarantees optimal clinical benefits with minimal risks for such women and their babies...
December 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975099/paradoxical-bleeding-and-thrombotic-episodes-of-dysprothrombinaemia-due-to-a-homozygous-arg382his-mutation
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Qiulan Ding, Likui Yang, Xiaoqing Zhao, Wenman Wu, Xuefeng Wang, Alireza R Rezaie
We have characterised the pathogenic basis of dysprothrombinaemia in a patient exhibiting paradoxical bleeding and thrombotic defects during pregnancy and postpartum. Genetic analysis revealed that the proband is homozygous for the prothrombin Arg382His mutation, possessing only ~1 % clotting activity. The proband experienced severe bleeding episodes during her pregnancy, which required treatment with prothrombin complex concentrates, and then pulmonary embolism and deep-vein thrombosis at 28 days postpartum, which required treatment with LMWH and fresh frozen plasma...
February 28, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917690/pharmacological-management-of-pulmonary-embolism
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REVIEW
Bobby Gouin, Helia Robert-Ebadi, Marc Righini, Marc Blondon
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common and potentially severe manifestation of venous thromboembolism. Its management has relied on anticoagulation by vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for the past fifty years. Recently, new alternative drugs have been developed and dramatically modified both the treatment of acute PE and its secondary prevention. Areas covered: This review discusses the contemporary pharmacological treatment for PE, with a focus on anticoagulation options for non-high risk PE. In particular, the advent of direct oral anticoagulants (rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban and dabigatran) and modalities for long-term prevention will be described...
January 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913507/diagnosis-of-suspected-venous-thromboembolism
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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/27878206/new-findings-on-venous-thrombogenesis
#20
James R Byrnes, Alisa S Wolberg
Venous thrombosis (VT) is the third most common cause of cardiovascular death worldwide. Complications from VT and pulmonary embolism are the leading cause of lost disability-adjusted life years. Risks include genetic (e.g., non-O blood group, activated protein C resistance, hyperprothrombinemia) and acquired (e.g., age, surgery, cancer, pregnancy, immobilisation, female hormone use) factors. Pathophysiologic mechanisms that promote VT are incompletely understood, but involve abnormalities in blood coagulability, vessel function, and flow (so-called Virchow's Triad)...
November 23, 2016: Hämostaseologie
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