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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489448/immediate-postoperative-management-and-complications-on-the-intensive-care-unit
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Eleanor Bates, Daniel Martin
The postoperative management of patients immediately after liver transplantation requires knowledge of this complex surgery and the physiology that accompanies liver failure. A multidisciplinary approach to the care of these patients is essential in order to reduce postoperative complications and preserve function in the transplanted organ. By their nature, patients undergoing liver transplantation have complicated medical problems before surgery which must be borne in mind when managing them after surgery...
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481004/tips-and-pitfalls-in-direct-ligation-of-large-spontaneous-splenorenal-shunt-during-liver-transplantation
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Hyeyoung Kim, Kyung Chul Yoon, Kwang-Woong Lee, Nam-Joon Yi, Hae Won Lee, YoungRok Choi, Dongkyu Oh, Hyo-Sin Kim, Suk Kyun Hong, Sung Woo Ahn, Kyung-Suk Suh
Patients with large spontaneous splenorenal shunt (SRS) prove challenging during liver transplantation (LT), irrespective of organizing portal vein (PV) thrombosis. Here, we detail the clinical outcomes of 26 patients who underwent direct ligation of large SRS during LT. Direct ligation of large SRS was applied in poor portal flow during LT. We performed temporary test clamping of the SRS before direct ligation and applied PV pressure monitoring in patients who showed signs of portal hypertension, such as bowel edema...
May 8, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462538/a-comparitive-study-of-anticardiolipin-antibodies-among-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-from-western-and-eastern-india
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D Doley, S Kakati, L Saikia, A Rajadhyaksha, Milind Nadkar, P Khadilkar, M Patwardhan, V Pradhan
INTRODUCTION: Anti-phospholipid antibodies (APA) like anticardiolipin antibodies (ACA) are important cause of venous and arterial thrombosis and other occlusive vascular diseases. Prevalence of these antibodies in SLE patients at the time of diagnosis is not known in Indian SLE patients. This study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of ACA in SLE patients from Eastern and Western India and to correlate them with disease activity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy SLE patients from Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam and 85 SLE patients from Rheumatology Department, KEM Hospital, Mumbai were studied...
March 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457410/immunomodulation-acute-renal-failure-and-complications-of-basiliximab-use-after-liver-transplantation-analysis-of-114-patients-and-literature-review
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E C de Ataide, S R Perales, J B Bortoto, M A O Peres, F C Filho, R S B Stucchi, E Udo, I F S F Boin
Basiliximab is considered to be effective in preventing cellular rejection (CR) in solid organ transplantation and is commonly used for renal transplants. The aim of this study was describe the population of patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (LT) receiving basiliximab in the period 2012-2016 in the liver transplant service at the State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. We analyzed 114 patients who underwent LT and received basiliximab; 83 (72.8%) were male and 31 (27.2%) female, with an overall mean age of 54...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457402/early-vascular-thrombosis-after-kidney-transplantation-can-we-predict-patients-at-risk
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R A P de Freitas, M L de Lima, M Mazzali
BACKGROUND: Renal transplant is the therapy of choice for patients with chronic renal disease. In recent years, improvement in immunosuppressive drugs reduced early graft loss associated with acute rejection. However, vascular thrombosis, accounting for 5% of early graft loss, can sensitize the recipient for human leukocyte antibodies, reducing the chance for a second transplant. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for vascular thrombosis in a single transplant center, to design specific prevention protocol...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414674/a-clot-possibly-due-to-loss-of-tnf-%C3%AE-supression
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J Broussard, M Berlinger, D Lauret
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation and venous thrombosis enjoy a close Relationship. We present a patient who had multiple DVTs following the discontinuation of anti- TNF-α therapy. CASE: A 34 year old African American female with a history of multiple DVT's, miscarriages, and reported Crohn's disease presented with shortness of breath. In the Emergency Department, CTA showed bilateral pulmonary emboli. The patient had been off adalimumab for one year and reported abdominal pain with 6-7 non-bloody bowel movements daily...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412100/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-percutaneous-pharmacomechanical-thrombectomy-using-angiojet-in-venous-and-arterial-thrombosis
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Guillermo A Escobar, Dillon Burks, Matthew R Abate, Mohammed F Faramawi, Ahsan T Ali, Lewis C Lyons, Mohammed M Moursi, Matthew R Smeds
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) is commonly used to treat acute thrombotic syndromes. Angiojet (AJ) forcibly sprays fibrinolytics to fragment and aspirate thrombus. It's known to cause hemolysis and gross hematuria, yet potential consequences to renal function after AJ remain unstudied. We sought to determine the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) after AJ when compared to other lysis techniques. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed patients treated with thrombolysis over 5 years...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389290/symptomatic-intragraft-thrombus-following-endovascular-repair-of-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury
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Sherwin Abdoli, Sung Wan Ham, Alison G Wilcox, Fernando Fleischman, Lydia Lam
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) can be complicated by graft collapse, endoleaks, and stent migration. The incidence of these complications and other outcomes is poorly understood in young trauma victims who receive endovascular aortic repair of blunt thoracic aortic injury. REPORT: A 29 year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle resulting in polytrauma including blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) with transection distal to the left subclavian artery origin...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371905/the-quest-for-equilibrium-exploring-the-thin-red-line-between-bleeding-and-ischaemic-risks-in-the-management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Alexandru Burlacu, Simonetta Genovesi, Alberto Ortiz, Mehmet Kanbay, Patrick Rossignol, Maciej Banach, Jolanta Malyszko, David Goldsmith, Adrian Covic
Coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are both common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD patients have higher risks of bleeding and thrombosis. However, they remain under-represented in major randomized clinical trials (RCTs), and there is no medical evidence-based foundation on which to issue specific recommendations about the management of ACS in CKD. CKD patients with ACS frequently are diagnosed later, receive fewer acute interventions and are at increased risk of over-dosage of medications and under-prescription/under-performance of interventional treatments than CKD patients without ACS...
March 27, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356209/nutcracker-syndrome-an-update-on-current-diagnostic-criteria-and-management-guidelines
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REVIEW
K Ananthan, S Onida, A H Davies
BACKGROUND: Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) describes left renal vein compression between the superior mesenteric artery and the aorta. Although uncommon, it is an important diagnosis due to the important morbidity associated with it, including the risk of chronic kidney disease from long-term left renal vein (LRV) hypertension and the risk of LRV thrombosis. METHODS: This article reviews the literature on NCS, particularly with respect to the diagnostic accuracy of different imaging modalities and the success rates, complications, and long-term follow-up data associated with various surgical interventions...
March 26, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330437/long-term-outcomes-of-fistula-first-initiative-in-an-urban-university-hospital-is-it-still-relevant
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Jacques Greenberg, Senthil Jayarajan, Sridhar Reddy, Frank A Schmieder, Andrew B Roberts, Paul S van Bemmelen, Jean Lee, Eric T Choi
PURPOSE: Dialysis access failure is a major cause of morbidity in patients with end-stage renal disease. The Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) dictates arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) should be preferred over arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) as first line for surgically placed accesses. The purpose of this study was to compare patency rates of surgical dialysis accesses in our mature, urban population after the FFBI. METHODS: Current dialysis patients with accesses placed between 2006 and 2011 were included...
April 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326557/analysis-of-blood-flow-characteristics-in-a-model-of-a-mature-side-to-side-arteriovenous-fistula
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Ashkan Javadzadegan, Nay Myo Lwin, Muhammad Asyraf, Anne Simmons, Tracie Barber
The creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a common surgical procedure in hemodialysis patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, several complications may occur after surgery, including thrombosis, stenosis, and aneurysm. These complications are attributed to hemodynamics perturbations including pathophysiological wall shear stress (WSS) and flow recirculation zones. In this study, we present a computational hemodynamic analysis in a model of a mature side-to-side AVF, which is then validated by experimental measurements...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301912/potential-causes-and-implications-of-low-target-therapeutic-ratio-in-warfarin-treated-patients-for-thrombosis-prophylaxis
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Halil Atas, Ahmet Anıl Sahin, Dilek Barutçu Atas, Murat Sunbul, Alper Kepez, Mehmet Agirbasli
Time in therapeutic range (TTR) of international normalized ratio is crucial for the safety and efficacy of anticoagulation with warfarin and it is influenced by many factors. There are limited data about the quality of warfarin therapy and its effects on clinical outcomes in Turkey. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the quality of anticoagulant therapy with warfarin and evaluate the parameters that affect the quality of warfarin therapy. A total of 170 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF; mean age: 62...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290908/-coronary-angioplasty-and-stenting-in-patients-older-than-80-years-immediate-and-long-term-results
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A M Babunashvili, D P Dundua, D S Kartashov, A A Bazarnova, A Yu Korenevich, M E Vetluzhskikh
AIM: to assess immediate and long-term results of coronary angioplasty and stenting in patients older than 80 years - a high risk group in view of the severity of concomitant pathology and extent of coronary atherosclerosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted retrospective analysis of data from 167 patients older than 80 years (mean age 81.43+/-2.14 years) subjected to percutaneous coronary intervention from 2006 to 2013 (3.2% from total number of patients). Multivessel involvement was present in 128 patients (76...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285931/flow-and-wall-shear-stress-characterization-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-and-endovascular-aneurysm-sealing-in-an-infrarenal-aneurysm-model
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Johannes T Boersen, Erik Groot Jebbink, Michel Versluis, Cornelis H Slump, David N Ku, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Michel M P J Reijnen
BACKGROUND: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with a modular endograft has become the preferred treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms. A novel concept is endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS), consisting of dual endoframes surrounded by polymer-filled endobags. This dual-lumen configuration is different from a bifurcation with a tapered trajectory of the flow lumen into the two limbs and may induce unfavorable flow conditions. These include low and oscillatory wall shear stress (WSS), linked to atherosclerosis, and high shear rates that may result in thrombosis...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285838/incidental-findings-on-pediatric-abdominal-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Nattinee Leelakanok, Matthew A Zapala, Emily A Edwards, Andrew S Phelps, John D Mackenzie, Jesse Courtier
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Abdominal magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) has gained favor in pediatric patients owing to its lack of ionizing radiation and noninvasive nature. Reports exist regarding incidental findings on body MRA in adult patients. However, the incidental findings in pediatric abdominal MRA have not been previously reported. Our study aims to determine the frequencies, characteristics, and categories of incidental findings in pediatric patients undergoing abdominal MRA...
March 9, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285286/necrotizing-polyarteritis-nodosa-like-vasculitis-in-a-child-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ritambhra Nada, Joseph L Matthews, Sagar Bhattad, Anju Gupta, Surjit Singh
A 10-year-old child presented with prolonged fever, lymphadenopathy, weight loss, oral ulcers, alopecia and parotitis. She later developed arterial thrombosis, poly-serositis, nephritis, myocarditis, sacro-ilitis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia and refractory thrombocytopenia. Though anti-dsDNA was negative, she was diagnosed to have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Terminally, she had pulmonary symptoms and succumbed to her illness. The autopsy showed lupus nephritis-Class II, polyserositis, myocarditis, inflammatory myositis, immune mediated vasculitis involving renal, coronary, pancreatic, adrenal, dermal and intramuscular arteries, and pulmonary hemorrhages and edema...
February 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279721/the-petticoat-technique-for-complicated-acute-stanford-type-b-aortic-dissection-using-a-tapered-self-expanding-nitinol-device-as-distal-uncovered-stent
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Michele Antonello, Francesco Squizzato, Chiara Colacchio, Jacopo Taglialavoro, Franco Grego, Michele Piazza
BACKGROUND: Provisional Extension To Induce Complete Attachment (PETTICOAT) technique has shown good results in the treatment of acute type B aortic dissections (ABAD). Usually, uncovered tubular stainless steel stents are used to promote distal true lumen reattachment. METHODS: We describe the Petticoat technique using a conic self-expanding nitinol device as distal uncovered stent in five cases of complicated ABAD. We used as distal uncovered stent the single-flared E-XL (Jotec-GmbH)...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265529/pulmonary-vein-thrombosis-a-recent-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Gerard Chaaya, Priya Vishnubhotla
The pulmonary veins (PVs) are the most proximal source of arterial thromboembolism. Pulmonary vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare but potentially lethal disease; its incidence is unclear, as most of the literature includes case reports. It most commonly occurs as a complica-tion of malignancy, post lung surgery, or atrial fibrillation and can be idiopathic in some cases. Most patients with PVT are commonly asymptomatic or have nonspecific symptoms such as cough, hemoptysis, and dyspnea from pulmonary edema or infarction...
January 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260745/an-unusual-endovascular-therapeutic-approach-for-a-rare-case-of-may-thurner-syndrome
#20
Adrian DaSilva-DeAbreu, Luke Masha, Shareez Peerbhai
BACKGROUND The etiology of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) may pose a significant diagnostic challenge because truly reversible causes of DVT are rare. In this regard, known pelvic anatomic abnormalities such as aortic and iliac aneurysms should be seriously considered as a complicating factor in patients presenting with acute DVT so as not to miss a potentially curable etiology of May-Thurner syndrome (MTS). CASE REPORT We report the case of a 69-year-old man with a known abdominal aortic aneurysm and bilateral iliac artery aneurysms who presented with an acute DVT...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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