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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694001/safety-and-effectiveness-of-argatroban-versus-heparin-for-preventing-venous-thromboembolism-after-lumbar-decompressive-surgery
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Ying Guo, Zhongwen Zou, Lianshun Jia, Zhi Huang, Xiong Yun, Guo Xing
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of argatroban for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after posterior lumbar decompressive surgery. METHODS: Included in this retrospective study were 556 patients who underwent posterior lumbar decompressive surgery for trauma and degenerative diseases. They were divided into two groups: argatroban group (n = 274), and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) group (n = 282). The occurrence of postoperative venous thrombosis and complications including hemorrhage and allergic reaction was compared between the two groups...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642012/evaluation-of-a-device-combining-an-inferior-vena-cava-filter-and-a-central-venous-catheter-for-preventing-pulmonary-embolism-among-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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Victor F Tapson, Joshua P Hazelton, John Myers, Claudia Robertson, Ramyar Gilani, Julie A Dunn, Marko Bukur, Martin A Croce, Ann Peick, Sonlee West, Lawrence Lottenberg, Jay Doucet, Preston R Miller, Bruce Crookes, Rajesh R Gandhi, Chasen A Croft, Anthony Manasia, Brian A Hoey, Howard Lieberman, Oscar D Guillamondegui, Victor Novack, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z Goldhaber
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy and safety of a novel device that combines an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and central venous catheter (CVC) for prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective, single-arm clinical trial, the device was inserted at the bedside without fluoroscopy and subsequently retrieved before transfer from the intensive care unit (ICU). The primary efficacy endpoint was freedom from clinically significant PE or fatal PE 72 hours after device removal or discharge, whichever occurred first...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557861/heartmate-3-in-lowest-intermacs-profile-cohort-the-swiss-experience
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Piergiorgio Tozzi, Carlo Banfi, Kameran Ahmadov, Roger Hullin, Philippe Meyer, Raphael Giraud, Lucas Liaudet, Fabrizio Gronchi, Christophe Huber, Matthias Kirsch
New generation devices for long-term mechanical circulatory support are centrifugal pumps having fully magnetically levitated rotors to reduce blood trauma. Recently, the novel HeartMate 3 was cleared for clinical application in Switzerland. In two Swiss University Hospitals part of the "Lausanne-Geneva Transplantation Network," 10 consecutive patients in end-stage heart failure received the HeartMate 3. Device implantation criteria were persistent low output syndrome despite optimal medical treatment. The primary end-point of the study was survival or transplantation to 90 days on the device...
May 23, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541850/repeat-head-ct-not-necessary-for-patients-with-a-negative-initial-head-ct-on-anticoagulation-or-antiplatelet-therapy-suffering-low-altitude-falls
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Zachary M Bauman, John M Ruggero, Sunny Squindo, Chris McEachin, Michelle Jaskot, Will Ngo, Scott Barnes, Peter P Lopez
Anticoagulation and antiplatelet (ACAP) medications are increasingly prescribed to patients at high risk for falls. Many trauma centers have developed protocols for obtaining repeat head CT (HCT) for patients with low-altitude falls on ACAP therapy. We assess the need for routine scheduled repeat HCT in this population. Prospective, observational analysis of all low-altitude fall (<6 feet) patients on ACAP therapy evaluated at a Level II trauma center. All low-altitude fall patients with visible or suspected head trauma received an initial HCT...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504994/preoperative-low-dose-aspirin-exposure-and-outcomes-after-emergency-neurosurgery-for-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-elderly-patients
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Alex T Lee, Arni Gagnidze, Sharon R Pan, Pimwan Sookplung, Bala Nair, Shu-Fang Newman, Alon Ben-Ari, Ahmed Zaky, Kevin Cain, Monica S Vavilala, Irene Rozet
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet medications are usually discontinued before elective neurosurgery, but this is not an option for emergent neurosurgery. We performed a retrospective cohort study to examine whether preoperative aspirin use was associated with worse outcomes after emergency neurosurgery in elderly patients. METHODS: We analyzed all cases of emergency neurosurgical procedures for traumatic intracranial hemorrhage from 2008 to 2012 at a level 1 trauma center...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503122/thrombosis-in-inherited-fibrinogen-disorders
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REVIEW
Wolfgang Korte, Man-Chiu Poon, Alfonso Iorio, Michael Makris
Although inherited fibrinogen disorders (IFD) are primarily considered to be bleeding disorders, they are associated with a higher thrombotic complication risk than defects in other clotting factors. Managing IFD patients with thrombosis is challenging as anticoagulant treatment may exacerbate the underlying bleeding risk which can be life-threatening. Due to the low prevalence of IFD, there is little information on pathophysiology or optimal treatment of thrombosis in these patients. We searched the literature for cases of thrombosis among IFD patients and identified a total of 128 patient reports...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475282/risk-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-ground-level-fall-with-antiplatelet-or-anticoagulant-agents
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Michael Ganetsky, Gregory Lopez, Tara Coreanu, Victor Novack, Steven Horng, Nathan I Shapiro, Kenneth A Bauer
OBJECTIVES: Anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications are known to increase the risk and severity of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH), even with minor head trauma. Most studies on bleeding propensity with head trauma are retrospective, based on trauma registries, or include heterogeneous mechanisms of injury. The goal of this study was to determine the rate of tICH from only a common low-acuity mechanism of injury, that of a ground level fall, in patients taking one or more of the following antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications: aspirin, warfarin, prasugrel, ticagrelor, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban or enoxaparin...
May 5, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474980/risk-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-elective-neurosurgical-procedures-a-prospective-doppler-ultrasound-based-study-in-children-12-years-of-age-or-younger
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Andrea G Scherer, Ian K White, Kashif A Shaikh, Jodi L Smith, Laurie L Ackerman, Daniel H Fulkerson
OBJECTIVE The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) from deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is significant in neurosurgical patients. VTE is considered a leading cause of preventable hospital deaths and preventing DVT is a closely monitored quality metric, often tied to accreditation, hospital ratings, and reimbursement. Adult protocols include prophylaxis with anticoagulant medications. Children's hospitals may adopt adult protocols, although the incidence of DVT and the risk or efficacy of treatment is not well defined...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315812/onset-of-coagulation-function-recovery-is-delayed-in-severely-injured-trauma-patients-with-venous-thromboembolism
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Belinda H McCully, Christopher R Connelly, Kelly A Fair, John B Holcomb, Erin E Fox, Charles E Wade, Eileen M Bulger, Martin A Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Altered coagulation function after trauma can contribute to development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Severe trauma impairs coagulation function, but the trajectory for recovery is not known. We hypothesized that enhanced, early recovery of coagulation function increases VTE risk in severely injured trauma patients. STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis was performed on data from the Pragmatic Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratio (PROPPR) trial, excluding patients who died within 24 hours or were on pre-injury anticoagulants...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264245/clinical-course-and-results-of-surgery-for-chronic-subdural-hematomas-in-patients-on-drugs-affecting-hemostasis
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Tomasz Andrzej Dziedzic, Przemysław Kunert, Andrzej Marchel
OBJECTIVE: An apparent increase of use of drugs affecting hemostasis in our neurosurgical department since the 1990s has encouraged us to investigate whether these drugs influence the clinical course and results of surgery for chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). METHODS: This retrospective analysis included 178 patients admitted for CSDH from 2007 to 2011 who were divided into two groups: on drugs affecting hemostasis (40; 22%) and no bleeding disorders (138; 78%)...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255506/spinal-epidural-hematoma-related-to-vertebral-fracture-in-an-atypical-rigid-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-a-case-report
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José Ramírez Villaescusa, Marcela Restrepo Pérez, David Ruiz Picazo
INTRODUCTION: Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a rare disease that causes cord compression and neurologic deficit. Spontaneous SEH is related to minor trauma, bleeding disorders, and anticoagulant medications. Posttraumatic SEH has been associated with low-energy spine hyperextension injuries in patients with ankylosing spinal disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). A variant named atypical DISH-like with SEH is reported. OBJECTIVE: To describe the management, diagnosis, and treatment of an unusual SEH case in a patient causing delayed neurologic deficit with rigid atypical DISH-like spine...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249884/unusual-morel-lavallee-lesion-of-the-knee-region-in-an-elderly-patient
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Walid El Kininy, Shane Davy, Murali Sayana
The Morel-Lavallee lesion (MLL) of the knee region has been described in the Orthopaedic literature, and all of those were fit and healthy young participants sustaining sports-related trauma to the knee. We describe a case of an elderly woman, on aspirin and prophylactic clexane, who sustained a low-energy injury to the right knee and developed an MLL of the knee region. A delayed recognition, led to the persistence of the MLL as a diffuse haematoma, which subsequently became colonised with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus We discuss the management of a case and highlight the importance of early identification and management of MLL of the knee region...
March 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033135/omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-and-warfarin-a-lethal-combination-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Brian W Gross, Maria Gillio, Cole D Rinehart, Caitlin A Lynch, Frederick B Rogers
Polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid and omega-6 docosahexaenoic acid, found in over-the-counter fish oil supplements, are often consumed for their beneficial, prophylactic, anti-inflammatory effects. Although the mechanisms of action are not fully known, a diet rich in polyunsaturated fats may reduce the risk of hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, hypertension, and inflammatory diseases. Masked by its many benefits, the risks of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation are often underappreciated, particularly its ability to inhibit platelet aggregation and promote bleeding in patients taking anticoagulant medications...
January 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018814/spontaneous-rupture-of-a-mediastinal-bronchial-artery-aneurysm-induced-by-anticoagulant-agent
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Zhimin Wang, Chenghua Xu, Xiaoxiao Ding, Jinying Chen, Huaping Xin
Nontraumatic spontaneous rupture of a bronchial artery aneurysm is rarely seen. In this report, we described such a phenomenon in a patient induced by usage of anticoagulant agent. The patient had no antecedent history of trauma, hypertension, or apparent aortic pathology. The patient who had been taking low-molecular-weight heparin and warfarin to treat deep vein thrombosis complained of a sudden upper abdomen pain with shortness of breath and hypoxemia. The patient was diagnosed and treated for an acute hemomediastinum caused by a ruptured bronchial artery aneurysm...
December 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999766/cerebral-hemorrhage-following-chiropractic-activator-treatment-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Fred L Cohen
Background Despite widespread utilization of chiropractic treatment for various ailments, there is a paucity of documentation regarding intracerebral hemorrhage related to chiropractic trauma. Stroke has been reported from cervical manipulation, although with a suggested low incidence. Activator treatment, an instrument that produces a high-velocity, low-amplitude impact to the spine, is considered especially safe. There are no prior reports of intracerebral hemorrhage resulting from a chiropractic activator treatment...
October 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906870/effectiveness-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-versus-unfractionated-heparin-to-prevent-pulmonary-embolism-following-major-trauma-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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James P Byrne, William Geerts, Stephanie A Mason, David Gomez, Christopher Hoeft, Ryan Murphy, Melanie Neal, Avery B Nathens
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a leading cause of delayed mortality in patients with severe injury. While low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is often favored over unfractionated heparin (UH) for thromboprophylaxis, evidence is lacking to demonstrate an effect on the occurrence of PE. This study compared the effectiveness of LMWH versus UH to prevent PE in patients following major trauma. METHODS: Data for adults with severe injury who received thromboprophylaxis with LMWH or UH were derived from the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program (2012-2015)...
February 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857999/do-age-and-anticoagulants-affect-the-natural-history-of-acute-subdural-hematomas
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Brandon P Lucke-Wold, Ryan C Turner, Darnell Josiah, Chelsea Knotts, Sanjay Bhatia
Acute subdural hematoma is a serious complication following traumatic brain injury. Large volume hematomas or those with underlying brain injury can cause mass effect, midline shift, and eventually herniation of the brain. Acute subdural hematomas in the young are associated with high-energy trauma and often have underlying contusions, while acute subdural hematomas in the elderly are associated with minor trauma and an absence of underlying contusions, even though the elderly are more likely to be on anticoagulants or anti-platelet therapy...
2016: Archives of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816347/cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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José Manuel Ferro, Patrícia Canhão, Diana Aguiar de Sousa
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) has an incidence of 1.32/100,000/years in high-income countries, and higher in middle- and low-income countries. CVT is more frequent in infants and children young adults and females, especially during pregnancy/puerperium. CVT are now being diagnosed with increasing frequency because of the increased awareness and higher use of magnetic resonance imaging (MR) for investigating patients with acute and subacute headaches and new onset seizures. CVT rarely present as a stroke syndrome...
December 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740860/management-of-idiopathic-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Benilde Cosmi
Idiopathic or unprovoked venous thromboembolism is an event occurring in the absence of any apparent provoking or triggering environmental risk factors, such as surgery, trauma, and immobilization. Areas covered: Unprovoked VTE can be associated with occult cancer, but only limited, and not extensive cancer screening, may be warranted, as the rate of occult cancer is low in such patients. Routine thrombophilia testing is not currently recommended as it does not influence the management of the disease. The duration of anticoagulation for unprovoked VTE after the first three months is still debated as the disease tends to recur regardless of treatment duration...
December 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692109/age-related-injury-patterns-in-spanish-trauma-icu-patients-results-from-the-retrauci
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Juan Antonio Llompart-Pou, Mario Chico-Fernández, Marcelino Sánchez-Casado, Fermín Alberdi-Odriozola, Francisco Guerrero-López, María Dolores Mayor-García, Javier González-Robledo, María Ángeles Ballesteros-Sanz, Rubén Herrán-Monge, Rafael León-López, Lucía López-Amor, Ana Bueno-González
BACKGROUND: Injury patterns may differ in trauma patients when age is considered. This information is relevant in the management of trauma patients and for planning preventive measures. METHODS: We included in the study all patients admitted for traumatic disease in the participating ICUs from November 23(rd), 2012 to July 31(st), 2015 with complete records. Data on epidemiology, injury patterns, severity scores, acute management, resources utilisation and outcome were recorded and compared in the following groups of age: ≤55years (young adults), 56-65 years (adults), 66-75 years (elderly), >75years (very elderly)...
September 2016: Injury
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