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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644261/is-intravenous-thrombolysis-safe-and-effective-in-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-critically-appraised-topic
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Oana M Dumitrascu, Joanne F Shen, Madhavi Kurli, Maria I Aguilar, Lisa A Marks, Bart M Demaerschalk, Dean M Wingerchuk, Cumara B O'Carroll
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a neurological and ophthalmologic emergency associated with poor visual recovery. There is a dilemma regarding the appropriate treatment, as formal guidelines are lacking. Despite being considered an ocular equivalent of cerebral infarction, the time window of intravenous (IV) thrombolysis administration for maximum efficacy and safety in CRAO remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To critically assess the current evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of IV thrombolysis in the treatment of patients with CRAO...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642017/patterns-of-care-and-temporal-trends-in-ischemic-stroke-management-a-brazilian-perspective
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Monique Bueno Alves, Gisele Sampaio Silva, Renata Carolina Acri Miranda, Rodrigo Meireles Massaud, Andreia Maria Heins Vaccari, Miguel Cendoroglo-Neto, Solange Diccini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Demonstration of an improvement process of quality indicators in stroke care is essential to obtain certification as a primary stroke center (PSC). Our aim was to evaluate factors that influence temporal trends in quality indicators of ischemic stroke (IS) in a Brazilian hospital. METHODS: We evaluated patients discharged with IS from a tertiary hospital from January 2009 to December 2013. Ten predefined performance measures selected by the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program were assessed...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631345/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-using-intravenous-tissue-plasminogen-activator-as-salvage-therapy-for-inoperable-heartware-thrombosis
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Robyn Basken, Charles M Bazzell, Richard Smith, Rajesh Janardhanan, Zain Khalpey
Device thrombosis is a devastating complication of left ventricular assist devices. The definitive treatment has been device exchange or explant. Evidence of increasing morbidity and mortality with device exchange has shifted strategies toward conservative management. In this report, we detail the use of thrombolytics as salvage therapy in a patient with an occlusive HeartWare ventricular assist device (HeartWare Inc., Framingham, MA) thrombus, resulting in long-term survival without further intervention.
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623638/urokinase-containing-locking-solution-in-the-prevention-of-dialysis-catheter-dysfunction-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Florence Bonkain, Freya Van Hulle, Peter Janssens, Concetta Catalano, Mandelina Allamani, Jean-Claude Stolear, Dominique Vandervelde, Mark Libertalis, Serge Treille, Marie M Couttenye, Annemie Dhondt, Wim Van Biesen, Jean François Fils, Christian Tielemans, Karl M Wissing
INTRODUCTION: The prophylactic use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator once weekly reduces the incidence rate of tunneled cuffed catheter (TCC) malfunction and bacteremia as compared to the exclusive use of heparin as locking solution. Restricting the use of prophylactic thrombolytic agents to patients with a history of thrombotic TCC malfunction could be more cost effective. We conduct a multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial and test the hypothesis that weekly use of urokinase lock will reduce the incidence of thrombotic malfunction by 50% in prevalent hemodialysis patients with a history of thrombotic malfunction...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622743/endovascular-treatment-for-chronic-lower-extremity-ischaemia-with-sub-acute-deterioration
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Liangxi Yuan, Songlin Guo, Jian Dong, Jian Zhou, Qingsheng Lu, Junmin Bao, Zaiping Jing
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to report the efficacy of endovascular treatment for patients with sub-acute (14-day to 2-month) deterioration of chronic lower extremity ischaemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between June 2013 and May 2015, 26 consecutive patients (22 men, 4 women; mean age, 68.6 years; range, 50-86 years) were treated for sub-acute deterioration of chronic lower extremity ischaemia in our hospital. All patients were treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis initially and then adjunctive percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and/or stenting was performed to correct underlying lesions...
July 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616283/the-use-of-thrombolytics-in-the-management-of-complex-pleural-fluid-collections
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Jessica Heimes, Hannah Copeland, Aditya Lulla, Marjulin Duldulao, Khaled Bahjri, Salman Zaheer, Jason M Wallen
BACKGROUND: To determine the efficacy of thrombolytics for the management of complex pleural fluid collections. METHODS: We reviewed patients that received alteplase for persistent loculated pleural fluid collections after simple tube drainage between July 01, 2007 and November 01, 2012. Our alteplase protocol is 6 mg of alteplase in 50 mL of normal saline injected into the pleural chest tube. The chest tube is clamped for four hours and then opened. Normally this is repeated daily for 2 to 3 days (d)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615645/intravascular-forward-looking-ultrasound-transducers-for-microbubble-mediated-sonothrombolysis
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Jinwook Kim, Brooks D Lindsey, Wei-Yi Chang, Xuming Dai, Joseph M Stavas, Paul A Dayton, Xiaoning Jiang
Effective removal or dissolution of large blood clots remains a challenge in clinical treatment of acute thrombo-occlusive diseases. Here we report the development of an intravascular microbubble-mediated sonothrombolysis device for improving thrombolytic rate and thus minimizing the required dose of thrombolytic drugs. We hypothesize that a sub-megahertz, forward-looking ultrasound transducer with an integrated microbubble injection tube is more advantageous for efficient thrombolysis by enhancing cavitation-induced microstreaming than the conventional high-frequency, side-looking, catheter-mounted transducers...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610742/interventional-treatment-for-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-after-liver-transplantation
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Hua Zhang, Sheng Qian, Rong Liu, Wei Yuan, Jian-Hua Wang
PURPOSE: To evaluate short-term and long-term effectiveness of interventional treatment for hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2003 to October 2015, 34 patients (32 male and 2 female; mean age, 45 y; range 7-64 y) with HAT were identified 0-21d (mean 6.5 d ± 6.0) after liver transplantation and underwent interventional treatments. Technical success, clinical success, complications, hepatic artery patency, and survival time were assessed...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610565/the-influence-of-dehydration-on-the-prognosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-for-patients-treated-with-tissue-plasminogen-activator
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Fei-Fan Wu, Yen-Chu Hung, Y H Tsai, Jen-Tsung Yang, Tsong-Hai Lee, Chia-Wei Liow, Jiann-Der Lee, Chung-Jen Lin, Tsung-I Peng, Leng-Chieh Lin
BACKGROUND: Many studies have determined that dehydration is an independent predictor of outcome after ischemic stroke (IS); however, none have determined if the use of thrombolytic therapy modifies the negative impact of poor hydration. To inform the stroke registry established at our institution, we conducted a retrospective study to determine if dehydration remains a negative prognostic factor after IS patients treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). METHODS: Between 2007 and 2012, we recruited 382 subjects; 346 had data available and were divided into 2 groups on the basis of their blood urea nitrogen/creatinine (BUN/Cr) ratio...
June 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595772/prevention-of-early-complications-and-late-consequences-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism-focus-on-reperfusion-techniques
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Stavros V Konstantinides, Stefano Barco
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of acute cardiovascular mortality and long-term morbidity. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is the key determinant of prognosis in the acute phase of PE, and residual RV dysfunction is associated with the development of post-PE functional impairment, chronic thromboembolic disease, and higher costs of treatment over the long term. Patients with clinically overt RV failure, i.e. hemodynamic collapse at presentation (high-risk PE), necessitate immediate thrombolytic treatment to relieve the obstruction in the pulmonary circulation; surgical or catheter-directed removal of the thrombus can be an alternative option...
June 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595202/vitamin-d-is-a-predictor-of-st-segment-resolution-and-infarct-size-following-thrombolysis-in-patients-with-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Ahmad Separham, Bahram Sohrabi, Leili Pourafkari, Nazli Sepasi, Samad Ghaffari, Naser Aslanabadi, Nader D Nader
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D (VitD) insufficiency is linked to various chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Aim of the present study was to examine role of serum VitD in resolution of ST segment elevation (STR) in response to thrombolytic therapy following acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: VitD was measured prospectively in all consecutive patients who were admitted with STEMI and received thrombolysis during the calendar year of 2014...
June 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588172/primary-angioplasty-for-the-treatment-of-acute-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction-single-centre-experience
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K N Khan, M H Khan, R Rahman, M A Rashid, S Z Haque, Z Zakia
Worldwide primary angioplasty is a recommended strategy of reperfusion in patient with acute myocardial infarction as because it ensures reperfusion of the infarct-related vessels more than 90% whereas, with thrombolytics it is only 60-70%. This retrospective observational study includes all patients treated with primary angioplasty at United Hospital from Between March 2007 to January 2011. Total 114 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction were treated with primary angioplasty included. Those presented beyond 12 hours of onset of chest pain, in cardiogenic shock, resuscitate and intubated before the procedure were excluded from the study...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585904/egyptian-experience-in-increasing-utilization-of-reperfusion-therapies-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Magd Fouad Zakaria, Hany Aref, Azza Abd ElNasser, Nagia Fahmy, Mohamed Amir Tork, Mohamed Mahmoud Fouad, Ahmed ElBokl, Tamer Roushdy, Sara ElFaramawy, Mohammad Abdullah El-Shiekh, Ramez Reda Moustafa
Background The rate of alteplase (tPA) thrombolysis utilization in acute stroke in Egypt is <1%. We report on the causes of this low rate of reperfusion therapies and take corrective action to improve it. Methods Two prospective observational studies were conducted at Ain Shams University hospitals. The first included 269 acute stroke patients admitted to the hospital over a six-month period. Obstacles to reperfusion therapy were identified, and based on the results, a corrective action plan was implemented including making alteplase(tPA) available, training, and establishing a standardized local protocol for reperfusion therapy...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570307/early-mobilization-in-lower-extremity-frostbite-injury-preliminary-experience-at-a-single-burn-center
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Michelle Dole, Frederick W Endorf, Jon Gayken, Ryan Fey, Rachel M Nygaard
Cold exposure that leads to frostbite puts patients at high risk for extremity amputations. Recent treatment advances, such as thrombolytic administration, have decreased amputation rates. However, little is known about patient outcomes with early mobilization of affected limbs. A retrospective review of 41 patients admitted for lower extremity frostbite was performed at an urban hospital burn unit. All patients received the institution's standard frostbite treatment protocol. The study group was allowed to bear weight within 72 hours, while the control group was immobilized beyond this time frame...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567359/non-surgical-extraction-of-right-atrial-mass-by-angiovac-aspiration-device-under-fluoroscopic-and-transesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance
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Tariq H Enezate, Arun Kumar, Kul Aggarwal, Sudarshan Balla, Jad Omran
Right-sided cardiac masses are commonly encountered. We present a challenging case of a right atrial thrombus in a patient who had a high surgical risk for open removal. AngioVac aspiration device, under transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and fluoroscopy guidance, was successfully used to remove the thrombus. The patient tolerated the procedure well and was discharged home. Our case confirms the safety and efficacy of this procedure for treatment of unwanted intracardiac and intravascular masses in patients who are not candidates for conventional therapies of surgery or thrombolytics...
June 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558773/magnetic-inductive-phase-shift-a-new-method-to-differentiate-hemorrhagic-stroke-from-ischemic-stroke-on-rabbit
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Qingguang Yan, Gui Jin, Ke Ma, Mingxin Qin, Wei Zhuang, Jian Sun
BACKGROUND: The major therapy for ischemic stroke is thrombolytic treatment, but severe consequences occur when this method is used to treat hemorrhagic stroke. Currently, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are used to differentiate between two types of stroke, but these two methods are ineffective for pre-hospital care. METHODS: We developed a new brain diagnostic device for rabbits based on electromagnetic induction to non-invasively differentiate two types of stroke...
May 30, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546045/intravenous-targeted-microbubbles-carrying-urokinase-versus-urokinase-alone-in-acute-peripheral-arterial-thrombosis-in-a-porcine-model
#17
Johanna H Nederhoed, Harm P Ebben, Jeroen Slikkerveer, Arjan Wj Hoksbergen, Otto Kamp, Geert-Jan Tangelder, Willem Wisselink, René Jp Musters, Kak K Yeung
PURPOSE: Standard therapy in acute peripheral arterial occlusion consists of intra-arterial catheter guided thrombolysis. As microbubbles may be used as a carrier for fibrinolytic agents and targeted to adhere to the thrombus, we can theoretically deliver the thrombolytic medication locally following simple intravenous injection. In this intervention-controlled feasibility study, we compared intravenously administered targeted microbubbles incorporating Urokinase and locally applied ultrasound, with intravenous Urokinase and ultrasound alone...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545283/-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-thrombolytic-treatment-with-reteplase-in-patients-with-intermediate-risk-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#18
H G Zhao, S X Wang, Z N Lu, X X Yan, Z C Lyu, F H Peng, Y Wu, X Gao, L Hua, Z C Jing, X Q Xu
Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of thrombolytic treatment with reteplase in patients with intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism. Methods: Ten consecutive patients with intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism who received thrombolytic treatment with reteplase at Thrombosis and Vascular Medicine Center, Fuwai Hospital from March to November in 2016 were included.Vital signs, right ventricular diameter, systolic pulmonary artery pressure, and biochemical markers were assessed before and after thrombolytic therapy with reteplase, and bleeding complications were also observed during 3 months follow up...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541023/correlation-between-biological-characteristics-of-thrombus-and-short-term-efficiency-of-thrombolytic-therapy-by-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-imaging-technique
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Xiaolei Yi, Caifang Ni, Mingming Li, Qiong Wu, Yi Li
BACKGROUND: Evaluate the biological characteristics of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis by applying acoustic radiation force impulse imaging technique(ARFI), explore the correlation between the value of shear wave speed (SWV) and short-term efficacy of thrombolytic therapy as well as analyze the application value of shear wave velocity in predicting the short-term efficacy of thrombolytic therapy. METHODS: Examine acoustic radiation force impulse imaging for 120 patients with lower extremity deep venous thrombosis and measure the shear wave velocity values...
May 24, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535201/regulatory-t-cells-ameliorate-tissue-plasminogen-activator-induced-brain-haemorrhage-after-stroke
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Leilei Mao, Peiying Li, Wen Zhu, Wei Cai, Zongjian Liu, Yanling Wang, Wenli Luo, Ruth A Stetler, Rehana K Leak, Weifeng Yu, Yanqin Gao, Jun Chen, Gang Chen, Xiaoming Hu
Delayed thrombolytic treatment with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) may exacerbate blood-brain barrier breakdown after ischaemic stroke and lead to lethal haemorrhagic transformation. The immune system is a dynamic modulator of stroke response, and excessive immune cell accumulation in the cerebral vasculature is associated with compromised integrity of the blood-brain barrier. We previously reported that regulatory T cells, which function to suppress excessive immune responses, ameliorated blood-brain barrier damage after cerebral ischaemia...
May 22, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
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