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C F Song, H Li, B Tian, S Chen, J B Miao, Y L Fu, B You, Q R Chen, T Li, X X Hu, W Q Zhang, B Hu
Objective: To evaluate the incidence of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) after thoracic surgery and its characteristic. Methods: This was a single-center, prospective cohort study. Patients undergoing major thoracic surgeries between July 2016 and March 2017 at Department of Thoracic Surgery, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University were enrolled in this study. Besides the routine examination, all patients were screened for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) by using noninvasive duplex lower-extremity ultrasonography after surgery...
April 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Jia-Xuan Xu, Jun Dong, Hong Ren, Xiao-Jie Chen, Yong Yang, Ren-Xiong Chen, Guo-Dong Wang, Hong-Zhi Wang
PURPOSE: The occurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Chinese cancer patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) for postoperative care is poorly characterized. This study was designed to investigate the incidence of VTE in this polulation and to evaluate the utility of the Caprini score in risk stratification. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 2127 consecutive adult patients admitted to a 10-bed surgical ICU in a tertiary care academic hospital during a 4-year period (January 1,2013 to December 31,2016)...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Anat Rabinovich, Susan R Kahn
The post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that imposes significant morbidity, reduces quality of life and is costly. After DVT, 20-50% of patients will develop PTS, and up to 5% will develop severe PTS. The principal risk factors for PTS are anatomically extensive DVT, recurrent ipsilateral DVT, obesity and older age. By preventing the initial DVT and DVT recurrence, primary and secondary prophylaxis of DVT will reduce the occurrence of PTS. The effectiveness of elastic compression stockings (ECS) for PTS prevention is controversial...
March 15, 2018: Blood
Masoumeh Shohani, Akram Mansouri, Siros Norozi, Naser Parizad, Milad Azami
Background: There is not enough studies to determine the frequency of using the prophylaxis against deep venous thrombosis (DVT) based on the American College of Chest Physician's (ACCP) guidelines in Iran. Thus, providing such statistics is essential to improve thromboprophylaxis in hospital. The present study aimed to determine the frequency of using the prophylaxis against DVT based on ACCP guidelines in patients hospitalized in surgical wards in one of teaching hospital in Ilam, Iran...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
Alanna O'Brien, Bernice Redley, Beverley Wood, Mari Botti, Anastasia F Hutchinson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this research was to develop and test a clinical tool to guide nurses' assessment of postoperative patients for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). BACKGROUND: Preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalised patients is an international patient safety priority. Despite high-level evidence for optimal VTE prophylaxis, implementation is inconsistent and the incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) remains high. METHODS: A two stage sequential multi-method design was used...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Paola Devis, M Grace Knuttinen
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) during pregnancy is associated with high mortality, morbidity, and costs. Pulmonary embolism (PE), its most feared complication, is the leading cause of maternal death in the developed world. DVT can also result in long-term complications that include postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) adding to its morbidity. Women are up to 5 times more likely to develop DVT when pregnant. The current standard of care for this condition is anticoagulation. This review discusses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, prophylaxis and diagnosis of DVT during pregnancy, and then focuses on endovascular treatment modalities...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Muhammad Khan, Faisal Jehan, Terence O'Keeffe, Mohammad Hamidi, Michael Truitt, Muhammad Zeeshan, Lynn Gries, Andrew Tang, Bellal Joseph
BACKGROUND: Patients with spinal trauma have the highest risk of a venous thromboembolism. While anticoagulation is recommended, its optimal timing is not well-defined. We aimed to assess the impact of early initiation of thromboprophylaxis in spinal trauma patients who were managed non-operatively. STUDY DESIGN: A 2-year (2013-2014) analysis of all isolated spinal-trauma patients managed non-operatively who received thromboprophylaxis in the TQIP. Patients were divided into two groups based on timing of initiation of thromboprophylaxis: Early (<48hours) and Late (≥48hours), and were matched in a 1:1 ratio using propensity score matching for demographics, admission vitals, injury severity, level of spine-injury and type of prophylaxis...
January 27, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Abhilash Koratala, Deepti Bhattacharya
Heparin is an anticoagulant, which is frequently used in hospitalized patients for prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Subcutaneous administration of heparin may lead to complications such as bruising, hematoma, and pain at the injection site. Hematomas can develop without visible bruising, as in our case.
January 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Sosthene Tsongo Vululi, Samuel Bugeza, Muyinda Zeridah, Henry Ddungu, Akello Betty Openy, Mubiru Frank, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi
BACKGROUND: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and its major complication pulmonary embolism (PE) are collectively known as venous thromboembolism. In Uganda, the prevalence of DVT among HIV patients has not been previously published. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and sonographic features of lower limb deep venous thrombosis among HIV positive patients on anti-retroviral treatment (ART). METHODS: This was a cross sectional study in which HIV positive patients on ART were recruited from an out-patient HIV clinic at Mulago National Referral Hospital...
January 25, 2018: AIDS Research and Therapy
Jose Luiz Colleoni, Fernando Noel Ribeiro, Paulo Augusto Castro Mos, João Paulo Reis, Henrique Rosa de Oliveira, Beatriz Kawata Miura
Objectives: To compare the efficacy and safety of aspirin and rivaroxaban in preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Methods: Thirty-two patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and knee arthroplasty indication were selected. The operated patients were randomized into two groups (A and B). Group A received 300 mg of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) and Group B received 10 mg of rivaroxaban daily for 14 days. Follow-up was performed weekly for four weeks and evaluated the presence of signs and symptoms of DVT, the healing of the surgical wound, and possible local complications such as hematoma, and superficial or deep infection that required surgical approach...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Michelle Shen, Norele J Cutrera, Ashley C Dodd, Christopher Wallace, Frank R Avilucea, Craig Melbourne, Alex A Jahangir, Hassan H Mir, William T Obremskey, Manish K Sethi
Background: The development of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a major concern following orthopaedic surgery. No study has yet to compare the rate and risk factors for DVT between total joint and orthopaedic trauma patients. To evaluate if DVT prophylaxis for trauma should differ from total joints, we explored the rate and risk factors for DVT between both cohorts. Methods: Using a CPT code search from 2005 to 2013 in the ACS-NSQIP database, 150,657 orthopaedic total joint patients and 44,594 orthopaedic trauma patients were identified...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Keith J Ruskin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus are major causes of hospital-related morbidity and mortality, and are recognized as complications in patients with traumatic injury. Despite the significant morbidity and mortality associated with DVTs, prophylaxis and treatment are still not well understood and remain the subject of research and debate. RECENT FINDINGS: Elements of the patient's history and physical examination, along with thromboelastography, can be used to predict patients who are at greatest risk of DVT and venous thromboembolism (VTE)...
January 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Peter M Bonutti, Nipun Sodhi, Yatindra H Patel, Assem A Sultan, Anton Khlopas, Morad Chughtai, Frank R Kolisek, Nick Williams, Michael A Mont
Background: Despite the demonstrated success of multiple anticoagulation therapies for post-operative prophylaxis of thromboembolic disease in lower extremity arthroplasties, each modality comes with a unique set of limitations. Thus, the ideal anticoagulation medication which provides adequate therapy with minimal cost, complications, or added patient work is yet to be defined. One promising novel thrombophylactic supplement is fish oil, as many preliminary clinical trials have demonstrated a protective effect of fish oil against thrombosis in multiple clinical settings...
December 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
Keisuke Nakanishi, Naonobu Takahira, Miki Sakamoto, Minako Yamaoka-Tojo, Masato Katagiri, Jun Kitagawa
INTRODUCTION: Patients with plaster cast immobilization of the lower limb have an estimated symptomatic venous thromboembolism rate of 5.5%. However, there is currently no practical physical prophylaxis for deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). The objective of this study was to examine the effects of forced deep breathing on peak blood velocity in the superficial femoral vein (PBVFV), which is a surrogate measure of the efficacy of thromboprophylaxis against DVT, in patients with plaster cast immobilization of the lower limb...
December 23, 2017: Thrombosis Research
Christina Delimpalta, Luca Ponchietti
Venous thromboembolism is the number one cause of preventable death for hospital inpatients. Aging general surgical patients are especially susceptible to DVT/PE and this risk increases in the presence of other comorbidities prevalent in the elderly. However, it is often unrecognised and undertreated. Various risk scores classify patients in low, moderate and high risk categories. Current guidelines for thromboprophylaxis advocate combination of mechanical methods in the form of elastic stockings or intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological agents such as low molecular weight heparins and oral anticoagulants...
November 2017: Chirurgia
Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, Detect-Dvt Investigators
Purpose: To assess thromboprophylaxis rate and incidence of symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in Indian patients with acute sepsis. Materials and Methods: Adult patients with sepsis, within 48 h of sepsis onset/hospital admission were included. DVT was assessed using Doppler ultrasonography if clinical signs were present. Data were collected at inclusion, discharge, and 30 ± 7 days (if discharged before 30 days). Results: The study included 278 patients (men: 69...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Melissa S Green, Katie B Tellor, Amanda R Buckallew
Background: Enoxaparin, a low-molecular-weight heparin approved for prophylaxis in patients at risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), offers several advantages compared with unfractionated heparin (UFH). Enoxaparin is primarily excreted through renal elimination and is currently not recommended in patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) due to potential increased bleeding complications. To date, there are limited safety and efficacy data supporting the use of enoxaparin in this patient population for VTE prophylaxis...
October 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
Tomohiro Osaki, Hiroaki Saito, Yoji Fukumoto, Yusuke Kono, Yuki Murakami, Yuji Shishido, Hirohiko Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Kengo Sato, Yasuaki Hirooka, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially fatal perioperative complication. Understanding the risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and initiating appropriate prophylaxis is pivotal for reducing the risk of VTE. The purpose of this study was to clarify the perioperative risk factors for DVT in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer. METHODS: We reviewed the findings of lower limb ultrasonography performed in 160 patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer...
December 12, 2017: Surgery Today
Geoffrey C Casazza, Christian A Bowers, Joel D MacDonald, William T Couldwell, Clough Shelton, Richard K Gurgel
OBJECTIVE: The benefit of routine chemical prophylaxis use for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention in skull base surgery is controversial. Chemical prophylaxis can prevent undue morbidity and mortality, however there are risks for hemorrhagic complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients who underwent surgery for vestibular schwannoma from 2011 to 2016 was performed. Patients were divided by receipt of chemical VTE prophylaxis...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
Siddhartha Bhattacharya, S Saravana Kumar, Parimala Devi Kumara Swamy, C Palanivelu, P Praveen Raj
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE is the most common cause of mortality in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. There is considerable variation in practice regarding methods, dosages and duration of prophylaxis in this patient population. Most of the literature is based on Western patients and specific guidelines for Asians do not exist. METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey amongst 11 surgeons from high-volume centres in Asia regarding their DVT prophylaxis measures in patients undergoing bariatric surgery...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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