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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089655/statins-and-primary-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Setor K Kunutsor, Samuel Seidu, Kamlesh Khunti
BACKGROUND: Statins have been suggested to have a protective effect on venous thromboembolism (which includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism), but the evidence is uncertain. We sought to evaluate the extent to which statins are associated with first venous thromboembolism events. METHODS: We did a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Relevant studies that reported associations between statins and first venous thromboembolism outcomes were identified from MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and a manual search of bibliographies for studies published up until July 18, 2016, and from email correspondence with investigators...
January 12, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079536/non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-severe-inherited-thrombophilia-a-series-of-33-patients
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Anetta Undas, Tadeusz Goralczyk
The aim of the study was to investigate whether treatment with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is effective and well tolerated in real-life patients following venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with severe inherited thrombophilia. We evaluated 33 consecutive patients with severe inherited thrombophilia, defined as the presence of deficiencies in protein C, protein S, or anti-thrombin, homozygous factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutations, or combined defects. The patients were recruited from March 2010 to December 2015 and followed till July 2016...
January 12, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078350/efficacy-and-safety-of-extended-thromboprophylaxis-for-medically-ill-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Francesco Dentali, Nicola Mumoli, Domenico Prisco, Andrea Fontanella, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno
Compelling evidence suggests that the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) persists after hospital discharge in acutely-ill medical patients. However, no studies consistently supported the routine use of extended-duration thromboprophylaxis (ET) in this setting. We performed a meta-analysis to assess efficacy and safety of ET in acutely-ill medical patients. Efficacy outcome was defined by the prevention of symptomatic DVT, PE, venous thromboembolism (VTE) and VTE-related mortality...
January 12, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077893/the-prediction-of-the-risk-level-of-pulmonary-embolism-and-deep-vein-thrombosis-through-artificial-neural-network
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Laleh Agharezaei, Zhila Agharezaei, Ali Nemati, Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy, Farshid Keynia, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Abedin Iranpour, Moslem Agharezaei
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism is a common cause of mortality among hospitalized patients and yet it is preventable through detecting the precipitating factors and a prompt diagnosis by specialists. The present study has been carried out in order to assist specialists in the diagnosis and prediction of the risk level of pulmonary embolism in patients, by means of artificial neural network. METHOD: A number of 31 risk factors have been used in this study in order to evaluate the conditions of 294 patients hospitalized in 3 educational hospitals affiliated with Kerman University of Medical Sciences...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075625/unenhanced-and-contrast-enhanced-mr-angiography-and-perfusion-imaging-for-suspected-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Yoshiharu Ohno, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Yuji Kishida, Shinichiro Seki, Nevzat Karabulut
OBJECTIVE: This article discusses the basics of unenhanced MR angiography (MRA) and MR venography (MRV), time-resolved contrast-enhanced (CE) MRA and dynamic first-pass CE perfusion MRI, and unenhanced and CE MRV, in addition to assessing the clinical relevance of these techniques for evaluating patients with suspected pulmonary thromboembolism and deep venous thrombosis. CONCLUSION: Since the 1990s, the efficacy of MRA or MRV and dynamic perfusion MRI for patients with suspected pulmonary thromboembolism and deep venous thrombosis has been evaluated...
January 11, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075532/clinical-and-biochemical-characterization-of-the-prothrombin-belgrade-mutation-in-a-large-serbian-pedigree-new-insights-into-antithrombin-resistance-mechanism
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Predrag Miljic, Maja Gvozdenov, Yuki Takagi, Akira Takagi, Iva Pruner, Marija Dragojevic, Branko Tomic, Jelena Bodrozic, Tetsuhito Kojima, Dragica Radojkovic, Valentina Djordjevic
BACKGROUND: The recently reported c.1787G>A mutation in the prothrombin gene leads to Arg596Gln replacement in the protein molecule (prothrombin Belgrade). This substitution impairs binding of antithrombin to thrombin and results in inherited thrombophilia, known as antithrombin resistance. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to elucidate the clinical and biochemical characteristics of thrombophilia associated with antithrombin resistance in a large Serbian family with the prothrombin Belgrade mutation...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075424/managing-challenging-patients-with-venous-thromboembolism-a-practical-case-based-approach
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James Douketis, Walter Ageno, Marc Carrier, Clive Kearon
The management of patients with venous thromboembolism is a common clinical scenario that, for the most part, involves well-established, evidence-based treatment pathways. However, important unanswered clinical questions remain that are the focus of ongoing research. The aim of this narrative review is to provide a practical, case-based approach to the following clinical scenarios in which therapeutic management pathways are less well established: How long to anticoagulated patients with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism? How to manage complex patients with cancer-associated venous thromboembolism? When and how to treat patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis? When to use thrombolytic therapy for deep vein thrombosis?...
January 4, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074044/diabetic-myonecrosis-a-rare-complication-of-diabetes-mellitus-mimicking-deep-vein-thrombosis
#8
Himanshu K Khanna, Andrew C Stevens
BACKGROUND Diabetic myonecrosis is an uncommon complication of long-standing poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. It presents as acute non-traumatic swelling and pain of the lower extremity, which can mimic deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The clinical course is usually self-limiting and patients respond well to supportive medical therapy. CASE REPORT A 54-year-old male with past medical history of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus type II, hyperlipidemia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and remote history of DVT presented to our emergency department with 2-week history of progressively worsening left calf pain and swelling...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073316/clinical-implications-of-the-anatomical-variation-of-deep-venous-thrombosis
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Ayman El-Menyar, Mohammad Asim, Gaby Jabbour, Hassan Al-Thani
Introduction Little is known about the anatomic variation and its implication in patients with lower limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT). We studied the clinical presentation, site of thrombosis and risk factors based on the anatomic distribution of lower limb DVT. Methods A retrospective analysis of clinically suspected DVT cases was conducted between 2008 and 2012. DVT was categorized by the location of the thrombosed segment and limb involved. The DVT anatomic segments were assessed according to left-to-right ratio, predisposing factors and clinical presentations...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067012/venous-thromboembolism-in-pediatric-trauma-patients-ten-year-experience-and-long-term-follow-up-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Christine M Leeper, Madhav Vissa, James D Cooper, Lynn M Malec, Barbara A Gaines
BACKGROUND: Pediatric trauma patients are at high risk for development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our objective is to describe incidence, risk factors, and timing of development of VTE, anticoagulation complications, and long-term VTE outcomes in a critically injured pediatric population. PROCEDURE: We did a retrospective review of pediatric (0-17 years) trauma admissions to intensive care unit from 2005 to 2014. Our center employs VTE screening and prevention protocols for high-risk patients based on hypercoagulable history, age, injuries, and medical interventions...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063245/dosing-algorithms-for-vitamin-k-antagonists-across-vkorc1-and-cyp2c9-genotypes
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Ekaterina V Baranova, Talitha I Verhoef, Georgia Ragia, Saskia Le Cessie, Folkert W Asselbergs, Anthonius de Boer, Vangelis G Manolopoulos, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee
BACKGROUND: The multicenter, single-blind, randomized EU-PACT trial compared safety and efficacy of genotype-guided and non-genetic dosing algorithms for acenocoumarol and phenprocoumon in patients with atrial fibrillation or deep venous thrombosis. The trial showed no differences in the primary outcome between the two dosing strategies. OBJECTIVES: To explore possible reasons for the lack of differences between trial arms this secondary analysis of EU-PACT data evaluated the performance of both dosing algorithms across VKORC1-CYP2C9 genetic sub-groups...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062504/prothrombotic-fibrin-clot-phenotype-is-associated-with-recurrent-pulmonary-embolism-after-discontinuation-of-anticoagulant-therapy
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Michal Zabczyk, Krzysztof Plens, Wioletta Wojtowicz, Anetta Undas
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening manifestation of venous thromboembolism with a high recurrence rate after anticoagulation cessation. Recently, we have reported that prothrombotic clot phenotype in venous thromboembolism patients is associated with an increased risk of recurrent deep-vein thrombosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We tested whether abnormal clot properties are predictive of recurrent PE. We investigated 156 consecutive white patients aged 18 to 65 years after the first-ever provoked or unprovoked PE (n=89), with or without deep-vein thrombosis...
December 29, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062249/extracranial-arterial-and-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Kang-Ling Wang, Harry R Büller, Shinya Goto, Chun-Yi Lin, En-Yu Lai, Chun-Chih Chiu, Chern-En Chiang, Robert P Giugliano
BACKGROUND: Thromboembolism prevention is central to atrial fibrillation (AF) management. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have primarily focused on stroke prevention. Detailed analyses of extracranial thromboembolic events, particularly in patients with low dose non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To assess efficacy of NOACs in prevention of extracranial arterial and venous thromboembolism. METHODS: We searched PubMed, CENTRAL, and CINAHL through April 2016 for phase III RCTs of NOACs in patients with AF...
January 3, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059916/does-hospital-transfer-impact-outcomes-after-colorectal-surgery
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Christopher J Chow, Wolfgang B Gaertner, Christine C Jensen, Bradford Sklow, Robert D Madoff, Mary R Kwaan
BACKGROUND: With increasing public reporting of outcomes and bundled payments, hospitals and providers are scrutinized for morbidity and mortality. The impact of patient transfer before colorectal surgery has not been well characterized in a risk-adjusted fashion. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that hospital-to-hospital transfer would independently predict morbidity and mortality beyond traditional predictor variables. DESIGN: We constructed a retrospective cohort of 158,446 patients who underwent colorectal surgery using the 2009-2013 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
February 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056524/venous-thromboembolism-requiring-extended-anticoagulation-among-hiv-infected-patients-in-a-rural-resource-constrained-setting-in-western-kenya
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John Kanyi, Rakhi Karwa, Sonak Dinesh Pastakia, Imran Manji, Simon Manyara, Collins Saina
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected patients are at an increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), and minimal data are available to describe the need for extended treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of and determine predictive risk factors for extended anticoagulation of VTE in HIV-infected patients in rural, western Kenya. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted at the Anticoagulation Monitoring Service affiliated with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053389/is-pre-operative-assessment-of-coagulation-profile-with-thrombelastography-teg-useful-in-predicting-venous-thromboembolism-vte-following-orthopaedic-surgery
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Apurve Parameswaran, Vignesh P Krishnamoorthy, Anil T Oommen, Anita Jasper, Ravi J Korula, Sukesh C Nair, Pradeep M Poonnoose
INTRODUCTION: Epidemiologic data on the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Indian population vary widely. Most studies show that the incidence of VTE is lower in Asian patients than in Western population. Screening tools to identify high-risk patients should enable us to reduce this complication. METHODS: The incidence of VTE in 101 patients who underwent knee or hip arthroplasty, or surgery for hip fractures, without chemoprophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was documented...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053388/prevalence-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-lower-limb-trauma
#17
Chirag S Kapoor, Ashit K Mehta, Krunal Patel, Paresh P Golwala
INTRODUCTION: Venous thrombo-embolism (VTE), which consists of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, is a potentially fatal condition. According to Western literature, DVT of lower limb veins is one of the most common complications following surgeries for lower limb. Few studies have been published from India on the subject and little is known about the true prevalence of the DVT and hence there are no clear guidelines regarding the prophylaxis for DVT for Indian patients...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052946/dabigatran-related-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis
#18
Josiah An, Rohan Garje, Karolyn A Wanat, José Pablo Leone
Dabigatran is a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant that has been approved for atrial fibrillation and prevention of venous thromboembolism. Its use has been increasing in the USA since serum drug levels do not need monitoring. To date, no significant skin side effects have been reported other than 4 cases of non-specific skin lesion and 2 cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV), which is a small vessel inflammatory disease that presents as palpable purpura in lower extremities. We present a man aged 57 years with chronic deep vein thrombosis who developed palpable purpura, petechiae, swelling in lower extremities, torso and distal upper extremities on the third day after dabigatran initiation...
January 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049360/identification-of-genetic-aberrations-in-thrombomodulin-gene-in-patients-with-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism
#19
Abrar Ahmad, Kristina Sundquist, Bengt Zöller, Peter J Svensson, Jan Sundquist, Ashfaque A Memon
Thrombomodulin (THBD) serves as a cofactor for thrombin-mediated activation of anticoagulant protein C pathway. Genetic aberrations in THBD have been studied in arterial and venous thrombosis. However, genetic changes in THBD and their role in the risk assessment of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) are not well understood. The aim of the present study was to identify the genetic aberrations in THBD and their association with the risk of VTE recurrence in a prospective population-based study. We sequenced the entire THBD gene, first in selected patients with VTE (n = 95) by Sanger sequencing and later validated those polymorphisms with minor allele frequency (MAF) ≥5% in the whole study population (n = 1465 with the follow-up period of 1998-2008) by Taqman polymerase chain reaction...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042639/the-saudi-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-prophylaxis-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-long-distance-travelers
#20
Fahad M Al-Hameed, Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Mohamed A Abdelaal, Ali Alaklabi, Ebtisam Bakhsh, Yousef A Alomi, Mohammad Al Baik, Salah Aldahan, Holger Schünemann, Jan Brozek, Wojtek Wiercioch, Andrea J Darzi, Reem Waziry, Elie A Akl
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a preventable disease. Long distant travelers are prone to variable degree to develop VTE. However, the low risk of developing VTE among long-distance travelers and which travelers should receive VTE prophylaxis, and what prophylactic measures should be used led us to develop these guidelines. These clinical practice guidelines are the result of an initiative of the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia involving an expert panel led by the Saudi Association for Venous Thrombo Embolism (a subsidiary of the Saudi Thoracic Society)...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
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