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anesthesia and anticoagulant

Vance G Nielsen, Samata R Paidy, Camron A Meek, Tiffany K Thornton, Scott D Lick
We present a case of a patient undergoing aortic valve replacement being inadvertently administered 5000 U of bovine thrombin instead of heparin for anticoagulation for cardiopulmonary bypass. The labeling error was made within the operating room pharmacy. The key to survival of this patient was a rapid diagnosis, administration of antithrombin and heparin, and removal of cardiac and great vessel thrombi. It is recommended that point of care anesthesia providers `prepare heparin for cardiopulmonary bypass anticoagulation, as thrombin is not used in anesthetic practice and is not contained within anesthesia cabinet medication drawers...
October 22, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
Kathryn L Kreicher, Jeremy S Bordeaux
Importance: Cutaneous surgery is performed by otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, dermatologic surgeons, and some primary care physicians. Practice gaps exist among cutaneous surgeons, as do differences in how different physicians approach preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative decision-making. Objective: To present the newest and best evidence to close common practice gaps in cutaneous surgery. Evidence Review: We performed a detailed search of peer-reviewed publications that were identified through a search of PubMed/MEDLINE (January 1, 2000, through June 30, 2016) using the literature search terms "cutaneous surgery," "Mohs micrographic surgery," "plastic surgery," in combination with "safety," "cost," "anesthesia," "anti-coagulation," "bleeding," "pain," "analgesia," "anxiety," or "infection," among others...
October 20, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Khaled Elbahrawy, Alaa El-Deeb
BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia is a life-threatening vascular emergency that requires early diagnosis, immediate anticoagulation, and intervention to restore mesenteric blood flow adequately. AIMS: To investigate the effect of rectus sheath block (RSB) for postoperative analgesia in patients with mesenteric vascular occlusion. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Forty patients with mesenteric vascular occlusion, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I or II or III, scheduled for laparotomy were enrolled in this study...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Adriana D Oprea, Christopher J Noto, Thomas M Halaszynski
As a result of the aging US population and the subsequent increase in the prevalence of coronary disease and atrial fibrillation, therapeutic use of anticoagulants has increased. Perioperative and periprocedural management of anticoagulated patients has become routine for anesthesiologists, who frequently mediate communication between the prescribing physician and the surgeon and assess the risks of both thromboembolic complications and hemorrhage. Data from randomized clinical trials on perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy are lacking...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Chukwudi O Chiaghana, Justin M Bremer, Joshua W Sappenfield, Adam L Wendling
OBJECTIVE: Neuraxial hematoma is a rare complication of spinal or epidural anesthesia. However, variable coagulation factor defects are relatively common in patients with Fontan circulation, and may predispose such patients to either increased risk of thrombosis or coagulopathy. These defects may indirectly increase their risk of neuraxial hematoma. CASE REPORT: We report a case of delayed neuraxial hematoma after the start of full-dose anticoagulation for pulmonary embolus on a postpartum patient with Fontan physiology who had continuous spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery 4 days earlier...
September 22, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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Since 2011, data on patients exposed to direct oral anticoagulants (DOAs) while undergoing invasive procedures have accumulated. At the same time, an increased hemorrhagic risk during perioperative bridging anticoagulation without thrombotic risk reduction has been demonstrated. This has led the GIHP to update their guidelines published in 2011. For scheduled procedures at low bleeding risk, it is suggested that patients interrupt DOAs the night before irrespective of type of drug and to resume therapy six hours or more after the end of the invasive procedure...
September 19, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
T Vogiatzaki, T Tsoleridis, S Eleftheriadis, C Iatrou
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case report is to describe the management of anesthesia of a patient with an LVAD that underwent an emergency open appendectomy. Literature regarding emergency anesthesia management of such patients is still limited. A search in the PubMed engine with the keywords "LVAD appendectomy anesthesia management" revealed no results. CASE REPORT: The case regards a 54 years old male patient that received an LVAD implant 2 months before the current incident...
August 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Xinliang Guan, Jiachen Li, Ming Gong, Feng Lan, Hongjia Zhang
Coagulopathy is still a frequent complication in the surgical treatment of acute aortic dissection. However, the physiopathology of surgically induced coagulopathy has never been systematically and comprehensively studied in patients with acute aortic dissection. The aim of the present study was to describe the perioperative hemostatic system in patients with acute aortic dissection.The 87 patients who underwent aortic arch surgery for acute Stanford type A aortic dissection from January 2013 to September 2015 were enrolled in this study...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Wail N Khraise, Mohammed Z Allouh, Mohammad Y Hiasat, Raed S Said
BACKGROUND Intraoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) is a rare life-threatening complication in patients undergoing surgical intervention. Generally, cancer patients have a higher risk for developing this complication. Unfortunately, there is no standard procedure for its management. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 39-year-old woman with high-grade glioma in the right frontal lobe who was admitted to the surgical theater for craniotomy and excision of the tumor. During the general anesthesia procedure and just before inserting the central venous line, her end-tidal CO2 and O2 saturation dropped sharply...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Tobin J Strom, Jimmy J Caudell, Louis B Harrison
BACKGROUND: For decades radiotherapy (RT) has been shown to treat skin cancers; however, the indications, delivery methods, and techniques for RT continue to evolve. METHODS: Relevant prospective and retrospective reports were reviewed that addressed outcomes with, indications for, and delivery techniques used with RT for the management of cutaneous basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck. RESULTS: Rates of local control higher than 90% are typically achievable for early-stage BCC and SCC of the head and neck...
July 2016: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
Samuel L Chen, Isabella J Kuo, Roy M Fujitani, Nii-Kabu Kabutey
INTRODUCTION: Acute aortic symptomatology is an unusual manifestation of Brucella melitensis infection. We present a rare case of acute multifocal thoracic and abdominal aortic ruptures arising from Brucellosis aortitis managed exclusively with endovascular surgery. METHODS: A 71 year-old Hispanic male with a history of atrial fibrillation and prior stroke on chronic anticoagulation, presented with shortness of breath and malaise. In addition, he had been treated approximately one year previously in Mexico for Brucella melitensis bacteremia after eating fresh unpasteurized cheese...
August 20, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Vivek Loomba, Hirsh Kaveeshvar, Samvid Dwivedi
Epidural steroid injections are a common procedure performed by pain physicians. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia along with several other groups recently provided guidelines for performing epidural injections in the setting of anticoagulants. We present a case of a patient who developed an epidural hematoma and subsequent paraplegia despite strict adherence to these guidelines. Although new guidelines serve to direct practice, risks of devastating neurologic complications remain as evidenced by our case...
September 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Ileana Muster, Thorsten Haas, Daniel Quandt, Oliver Kretschmar, Walter Knirsch
Anticoagulation using intravenous bolus administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) aims to prevent thromboembolic complications in children undergoing cardiac catheterization (CC). Optimal UFH dosage is needed to reduce bleeding complications. We analyzed the effect of bolus UFH on activated clotting time (ACT) in children undergoing CC focusing on age-dependent, anesthesia-related, or disease-related influencing factors. This retrospective single-center study of 183 pediatric patients receiving UFH during CC analyzed ACT measured at the end of CC...
August 11, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Junko Ichikawa, Satoshi Hagihira, Testu Mori, Mitsuharu Kodaka, Keiko Nishiyama, Makoto Ozaki, Makiko Komori
PURPOSE: The heparin dose-response (HDR) technique is based on activated clotting time (ACT) response to a fixed-dose heparin bolus, which varies substantially among patients. It is unclear, however, whether hemodilution-associated reductions in coagulation and anticoagulation factors affect the HDR slope. METHODS: For in vitro hemodilution, aliquots of whole blood from healthy volunteers were diluted 9:1 and 8:2 v/v with normal saline. For in vivo hemodilution, a prospective observational study was performed on 46 patients who underwent elective cardiovascular surgery with or without cardiopulmonary bypass...
August 8, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Yuri Fujimoto, Kazuhiro Shirozu, Noritoshi Shirozu, Kozaburo Akiyoshi, Ataru Nishimura, Sho Kawasaki, Yoshimasa Motoyama, Tadashi Kandabashi, Koji Iihara, Sumio Hoka
We present a case of an esophageal submucosal hematoma that developed after endovascular treatment for coil embolization for an unruptured cerebral aneurysm. The patient had received antiplatelet therapy before surgery and anticoagulation therapy during surgery. The orogastric tube was removed at case end with sustained negative pressure. After surgery, the patient reported chest and back pain and was diagnosed with an esophageal submucosal hematoma. The hematoma might have been related to the gastric tube insertion or removal...
October 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Fawaz Al-Mufti, Elie Dancour, Krishna Amuluru, Charles Prestigiacomo, Stephan A Mayer, E Sander Connolly, Jan Claassen, Joshua Z Willey, Philip M Meyers
Acute ischemic stroke continues to be one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Recent advances in mechanical thrombectomy techniques combined with prereperfusion computed tomographic angiography for patient selection have revolutionized stroke care in the past year. Peri- and postinterventional neurocritical care of the patient who has had an emergent large-vessel occlusion is likely an equally important contributor to the outcome but has been relatively neglected. Critical periprocedural management issues include streamlining care to speed intervention, blood pressure optimization, reversal of anticoagulation, management of agitation, and selection of anesthetic technique (ie, general vs monitored anesthesia care)...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Naoto Fukunaga, Kenji Uryuhara, Tadaaki Koyama
A 64-year-old female patient with aortitis syndrome presented with progressive intermittent claudication for 6 months. Her medical history was notable for living-donor liver transplantation for primary biliary cirrhosis 4-years prior and chronic immunosuppressive therapy. Evaluation included normal laboratory examination, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography angiography which demonstrated severely calcified descending aorta with high-grade stenosis below the diaphragm. The patient was treated by axillobifemoral bypass using an 8-mm ringed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft under general anesthesia...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
OBJECTIVE: There is an increasing number of procedures that traditionally were performed in the inpatient setting that are now becoming office-based procedures. These include peripheral endovascular procedures such as angiograms, angioplasties, dialysis access interventions, and treatment for venous insufficiency. We chose to evaluate the feasibility, safety of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement in the office-based setting. METHODS: All procedures were performed using local anesthesia, and ultrasound guidance for puncture...
July 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
O A Kaplunov, I V Mikhin, S N Biryukov
UNLABELLED: Studied a rational balance of prevention and control of blood loss and antithrombotic therapy in hip arthroplasty. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In view of literature data about significant blood loss during and after the intervention, as well as the formation of the group of patients who refuse blood transfusions for social (including religious) reasons, taken innovative methods for reducing blood loss and needs for blood transfusions. RESULTS: Complex of techniques, including conducting spinal anesthesia, controlled hypotension with nitroglycerin and pentamine, intraoperative use of systemic hemostatic and preventive use of erythropoietic stimulating agents, was formed in our proprietary technology to reduce blood loss...
2016: Khirurgiia
Gianluca Cappelleri, Andrea Fanelli
The use of direct oral anticoagulants including apixaban, rivaroxaban, and dabigatran, which are approved for several therapeutic indications, can simplify perioperative and postoperative management of anticoagulation. Utilization of regional neuraxial anesthesia in patients receiving anticoagulants carries a relatively small risk of hematoma, the serious complications of which must be acknowledged. Given the extensive use of regional anesthesia in surgery and the increasing number of patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants, it is crucial to understand the current clinical data on the risk of hemorrhagic complications in this setting, particularly for anesthesiologists...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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