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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337775/effectiveness-and-safety-assessment-of-citrate-anticoagulation-during-albumin-dialysis-in-comparison-to-other-methods-of-anticoagulation
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Agnieszka Dyla, Wojciech Mielnicki, Joanna Bartczak, Tomasz Zawada, Piotr Garba
Liver failure is a serious and often deadly disease often requiring MARS (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System) therapy. Choosing the safe and effective method of anticoagulation during artificial liver support systems seems to be very difficult and extremely important. The aim of this study was to assess effectiveness and safety of regional anticoagulation with citrate in liver failure patients during MARS. We used a single center observational study. We analyzed 158 MARS sessions performed in 65 patients: 105 (66...
March 23, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335637/reversing-the-anticoagulation-effects-of-dabigatran
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William E Dager, Linda Banares
The standard of care for oral anticoagulation therapy has primarily been warfarin, which is limited by its indirect mechanism-of-action, variable kinetics, tolerability, and routine monitoring concerns. The direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have predictable pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and improved safety and efficacy compared to warfarin for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and prevention or management of venous thromboembolism. Consequential bleeding is a concern with all anticoagulants...
March 24, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318145/a-multicenter-study-on-pivka-reference-interval-of-healthy-population-and-establishment-of-pivka-cutoff-value-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis-in-china
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X Qin, G Tang, R Gao, Z Guo, Z Liu, S Yu, M Chen, Z Tao, S Li, M Liu, L Wang, L Hou, L Xia, X Cheng, J Han, L Qiu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate the reference interval of protein-induced vitamin K absence or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) in China population and to evaluate its medical decision level for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) diagnosis. METHODS: To determine the reference range for Chinese individuals, a total of 855 healthy subjects in five typical regions of China were enrolled in this study to obtain a 95% reference interval. In a case-control study which recruited the subjects diagnosed with HCC, metastatic liver cancer, bile duct cancer, hepatitis, cirrhosis, other benign liver diseases and the subjects administrated anticoagulant, receiver operating characteristic analysis was used to determine PIVKA-II cutoff value for a medical decision...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288507/anticoagulation-in-cirrhosis-a-new-paradigm
#4
Filippo Leonardi, Nicola De Maria, Erica Villa
The liver plays a crucial role in coagulation cascade. Global hemostatic process is profoundly influenced by the presence of liver disease and its complications. Patients with cirrhosis have impaired synthesis of most of the factors involved in coagulation and fibrinolysis process due to a reduced liver function and altered platelet count secondary to portal hypertension. Altered routine tests and thrombocytopenia were considered in the past as associated with increased risk of bleeding. These concepts explain both the routine use of plasma and/or platelets transfusion in patients with liver cirrhosis, especially before invasive procedures, and why these patients were considered "auto-anticoagulated"...
March 14, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266825/cardiovascular-disease-update-pulmonary-hypertension
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Johnathan D McDivitt, Craig Barstow
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a spectrum disorder with multiple causes of the elevation of pressure in the lungs. It often is difficult to diagnose because it mimics many commonly reported symptoms (eg, dyspnea, exercise intolerance, chest pain). Diagnosis is made via right heart catheterization; however, transthoracic echocardiography may show evidence of elevated pulmonary pressure as the first clue to the diagnosis. Diagnostic tests to consider include a liver panel, complete blood count, and thyroid function test; electrocardiogram; chest x-ray; pulmonary function testing; and possibly lung imaging via computed tomography scan or ventilation-perfusion scan...
March 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262241/hemostatic-issues-in-pregnancy-induced-liver-disease
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Ton Lisman, William Bernal
Liver diseases may be accompanied by profound changes in the hemostatic system including thrombocytopenia, decreased plasma levels of pro- and anticoagulants, and alterations in plasma levels of fibrinolysis. The net effect of the hemostatic changes in chronic and acute liver diseases is a hemostatic system that is in relative balance due to the simultaneous decline in pro- and antihemostatic drivers. A unique category of liver diseases are those induced by pregnancy. In acute fatty liver of pregnancy, profound hemostatic changes occur, which may be caused by a combination of liver failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247771/poems-syndrome-and-idiopathic-portal-hypertension-a-possible-association
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Sara Campos, Cláudia Agostinho, Maria Augusta Cipriano
A 48-year old female patient was admitted to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy showed large esophageal varices that were treated with band ligation. She had been treated with cyclophosphamide, melphalan, lenalidomide and corticosteroids for POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy or edema, M protein, skin changes). She had no other risk factors for chronic liver disease. Laboratory and radiological examinations could not confirm the etiology of portal hypertension...
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237286/comparison-of-has-bled-and-has-bed-versus-chads2-and-cha2ds2vasc-stroke-and-bleeding-scores-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Daniela Poli, Emilia Antonucci, Vittorio Pengo, Sophie Testa, Gualtiero Palareti
Anticoagulation is recommended in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) for stroke prevention, and the bleeding risk associated suggests the need for a bleeding risk stratification. HAS-BLED (hypertension, abnormal renal/liver function, stroke, bleeding history or predisposition, labile international normalized ratio (INR), elderly >65 years, drugs/alcohol concomitantly) score includes "labile INR" referred to quality of anticoagulation. However, in naïve patients, this item is not available. In addition, stroke and bleeding risk prediction scores shared several risk factors...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176618/experience-of-liver-transplant-in-patients-diagnosed-with-budd-chiari-syndrome
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Syed Muhammad Raza, Saima Zainab, Ali Reza Shamsaeefar, Saman Nikeghbalian, Seyed Ali Malek Hosseini
OBJECTIVES: Budd-Chiari syndrome can lead to fulminant hepatic failure and cirrhosis. The treatment depends on the severity of disease. Liver transplant is a successful treatment option for those with advanced-stage disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed all liver transplants conducted for Budd-Chiari syndrome at the organ transplant unit of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran, from 1993 to January 2016. Overall, 3201 liver transplant procedures were performed...
February 7, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091770/relevance-of-surgery-in-patients-with-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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S Dango, T Beißbarth, E Weiss, A Seif Amir Hosseini, D Raddatz, V Ellenrieder, J Lotz, B M Ghadimi, A Beham
INTRODUCTION: Upper GI bleeding remains one of the most common emergencies with a substantial overall mortality rate of up to 30%. In severe ill patients, death does not occur due to failure of hemostasis, either medical or surgical, but mainly from comorbidities, treatment complications, and decreased tolerated blood loss. Management strategies have changed dramatically over the last two decades and include primarily endoscopic intervention in combination with acid-suppressive therapy and decrease in surgical intervention...
January 14, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088580/grand-round-anticoagulation-in-chronic-liver-disease
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Ameet Dhar, Benjamin H Mullish, Mark R Thursz
In this Grand Round, we first present a case of a man with decompensated liver disease who subsequently developed a fatal pulmonary embolism, having not been prescribed prophylactic anticoagulation to prevent venous thromboembolic disease. We go on to discuss the burden of thrombotic disease in those with chronic liver disease, before a more detailed discussion regarding the current evidence, safety data, and clinical dilemmas regarding the use of anticoagulation in patients with chronic liver disease, as well as discussing potential future directions within this field...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057799/prospective-study-of-oral-anticoagulants-and-risk-of-liver-injury-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Alvaro Alonso, Richard F MacLehose, Lin Y Chen, Lindsay Gs Bengtson, Alanna M Chamberlain, Faye L Norby, Pamela L Lutsey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of liver injury hospitalisation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after initiation of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or warfarin and to determine predictors of liver injury hospitalisation in this population. METHODS: We studied 113 717 patients (mean age 70, 39% women) with AF included in the MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental databases with a first prescription for oral anticoagulation after 4 November 2011, followed through 31 December 2014...
January 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034472/hemostatic-disorders-associated-with-hepatobiliary-disease
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REVIEW
Cynthia R L Webster
The liver plays a crucial role in all aspects of coagulation because most factors that regulate procoagulation, anticoagulation, and fibrinolysis are produced, cleared, and/or activated in the liver. Establishing the coagulation status of an individual patient with hepatobiliary disease can therefore be challenging. Although, classically, patients with hepatobiliary disease were thought of as potentially hypocoagulable, hypercoagulability also occurs. The article summarizes the breadth of coagulation abnormalities that have been reported in dogs and cats with hepatobiliary disease and provides strategies to respond to bleeding and thrombotic risk...
December 26, 2016: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029598/perioperative-outcome-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-high-risk-patients
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Yves Borbély, Olivier Juilland, Julia Altmeier, Dino Kröll, Philipp C Nett
BACKGROUND: Morbidly obese patients with excessive concomitant disease carry a significantly increased perioperative risk. Although they may benefit most from a bariatric intervention, they are often denied surgery. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), as it is less complication-prone than other bariatric procedures, suits the needs of those patients. OBJECTIVE: To review the short-term outcome of LSG for high-risk patients SETTING: University hospital, Switzerland...
February 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017582/outcomes-of-conservative-management-of-spontaneous-celiac-artery-dissection
#15
Akihiro Hosaka, Masaru Nemoto, Tetsuro Miyata
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous celiac artery (CA) dissection without associated aortic dissection is a rare condition. Although this condition has been diagnosed more frequently with the advent of improved diagnostic imaging modalities, its pathogenesis and treatment strategy remain to be established. The present study examined the clinical features and outcomes of conservative management of this disease. METHODS: The study included 12 patients (10 men and two women) in whom spontaneous CA dissection was diagnosed between 2007 and 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978499/coagulation-in-acutely-ill-patients-with-severe-chronic-liver-disease-insights-from-thromboelastography
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Patryck Lloyd-Donald, Abhinav Vasudevan, Peter Angus, Paul Gow, Johan Mårtensson, Neil Glassford, Glenn M Eastwood, Graeme K Hart, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is controversy about the true coagulation state of acutely ill patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) due to simultaneous pro- and anticoagulant factor deficits and limitations of conventional coagulation tests (CCTs). Thromboelastography (TEG) may provide more physiologically relevant insights. METHODS: In acutely ill patients with severe (Child-Pugh C) CLD, we conducted a prospective observational study of daily coagulation assessment with both CCTs and TEG...
April 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913479/thrombosis-and-anticoagulation-in-the-setting-of-renal-or-liver-disease
#17
Christine Ribic, Mark Crowther
Thrombosis and bleeding are among the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with renal disease or liver disease. The pathophysiology underlying the increased risk for venous thromboembolism and bleeding in these 2 populations is distinct, as are considerations for anticoagulation. Anticoagulation in patients with kidney or liver disease increases the risk of bleeding; this risk is correlated with the degree of impairment of anticoagulant elimination by the kidneys and/or liver. Despite being in the same pharmacologic category, anticoagulant agents may have varied degrees of renal and liver metabolism...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899521/venous-thrombotic-events-after-liver-transplantation
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Annabel Blasi, Virginia Hernandez, Javier Fernandez, Jordi Colmenero, Joan Beltran, Juan Carlos Garcia-Valdecasas, Joan Carles Reverter
Thromboprophylaxis is not well defined after liver transplantation (LT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) and nonsplanchnic vein thrombosis (NSVT) after LT. Liver transplantations performed between 2009 and 2013 in our institution were reviewed. Demographic, intraoperative, and postoperative data were recorded. Low-molecular-weight heparin was only administered postoperatively if intraoperative thrombectomy was performed or in patients preoperatively anticoagulated...
January 1, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788809/hepatic-venous-and-inferior-vena-cava-morphology-no-longer-a-barrier-to-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-budd-chiari-syndrome-surgical-techniques-and-outcomes
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H Pahari, R J Chaudhary, S Thiagarajan, V Raut, R Babu, P Bhangui, S Goja, A Rastogi, V Vohra, A S Soin
BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) has been reported with <10 inferior vena cava (IVC) replacements with vascular/synthetic graft. The goal of this study was to review outcomes of LDLT for BCS at our center, with an emphasis on surgical techniques and postoperative anticoagulation therapy. METHODS: Between October 2011 and December 2015, a total of 1027 LDLTs were performed. Nine of these patients had BCS. We analyzed their etiologies, operative details, postoperative complications, and outcomes...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753953/os-08-03-pharmacogenetic-markers-of-survival
#20
Vera Erdman, Ilsia Tuktarova, Timur Nasibullin, Ianina Timasheva, Olga Mustafina
OBJECTIVE: Physiological and biochemical changes during aging alter drug metabolism. Drug intake is increased with age because of cumulative morbidity, in particular, high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases. Antihypertensive medications are the most commonly used drugs. Individual drug sensitivity or resistance may be influenced by the variance of the "pharmacological response" genes.Our purpose was to search for the polymorphic variants of "pharmacological response" genes associated with survival in different age periods...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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