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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527174/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-and-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-coexisting-in-a-woman-a-rare-coincidence
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Surekha Dabla, Himanshu Juneja, Anubha Garg, Renu Bansal, Surender Kumar
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) are two rare diseases which may present with similar symptoms and signs. We report a case with coexisting PRES and CVST in a 34 years old postpartum female presented with multiple episodes of generalized seizures and bilateral vision loss after delivery. MRI brain and venography revealed left transverse sinus, sigmoid sinus and internal cerebral vein thrombosis with vasogenic edema in bilateral parieto-occipital, right temporal and left frontal area, which was suggestive of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526897/the-impact-of-pre-injury-direct-oral-anticoagulants-compared-to-warfarin-in-geriatric-g-60-trauma-patients
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J F Barletta, S Hall, J F Sucher, J K Dzandu, M Haley, A J Mangram
PURPOSE: Pre-injury oral anticoagulants are associated with worse outcomes in geriatric (G-60) trauma patients, but there are limited data comparing warfarin with direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC). We sought to compare outcomes in G-60 trauma patients taking pre-injury DOACs vs. warfarin. METHODS: All trauma patients, age ≥60 who were admitted to the hospital and taking an oral anticoagulant pre-injury were retrospectively identified. Patients were excluded if their reason for admission was a suicide attempt or penetrating extremity injury...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526142/anticoagulant-reversal-and-anesthetic-considerations
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REVIEW
Joseph Meltzer, Joseph R Guenzer
Bleeding complications are a common concern with the use of anticoagulant agents. In many situations, reversing of neutralizing their effects may be warranted. Prothrombin complex concentrate replaces coagulation factors lowered by warfarin, as does fresh frozen plasma, but in a more concentrated form. Protamine negates the effect of heparin and combines chemically with heparin molecules to form an inactive salt. It also partially reverses the effects of low-molecular-weight heparin. Recombinant activated factor VII is a nonspecific procoagulant that activates the extrinsic clotting pathway, resulting in thrombin generation, but does not directly neutralize the activity of any of the new oral anticoagulants...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515859/conservative-management-of-aortic-root-rupture-complicated-with-cardiac-tamponade-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Luca Vannini, Rut Andrea, Manel Sabaté
Aortic root rupture and cardiac tamponade during transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a frightening complication with high mortality rate. A conservative management of this complication could represent an initial strategy, especially in high-risk patients, to avoid emergent cardiac surgery. This conservative management includes: Immediate detection of pericardial effusion by echocardiography, a fast instauration of pericardial drainage, auto-transfusion and anticoagulation reversal. We describe two cases of patients who suffered this complication and were treated successfully with this initial approach...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509773/perioperative-management-of-antithrombotic-therapies
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Timur Yurttas, Patrick M Wanner, Miodrag Filipovic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Perioperative coagulation management is becoming increasingly frequent in the daily routine of the anesthesiologist and with the plethora of new substances on the market also increasingly complex. The perioperative setting poses unique challenges requiring an individualized evaluation and management of antithrombotic therapy. This review shall summarize the newest developments in this domain. RECENT FINDINGS: New data in patients with atrial fibrillation have led to a paradigm change in the perioperative management of antithrombotics...
May 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509761/dabigatran-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-from-clinical-trials-to-real-life-experience
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Nicola Mumoli, Daniela Mastroiacovo, Eleonora Tamborini-Permunian, Josè Vitale, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Marco Cei, Francesco Dentali
: Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in over-midlife patients. In addition to systolic heart failure, cerebral thromboembolism represents the most dramatic complication of this rhythm disorder, contributing to morbidity and mortality. Traditionally, anticoagulation has been considered the main strategy in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation patients and vitamin K-dependent antagonists have been widely used in clinical practice. Recently, the development of direct oral anticoagulants has certainly improved the management of this disease, providing, for the first time, the opportunity to go beyond vitamin K-dependent antagonists limits...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507892/a-case-of-massive-hemoptysis-following-transesophageal-echocardiogram
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Sean J Callahan, Robert M Jones, Dana Albon, Andrew D Mihalek
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal intubation leading to injury of the airway is a rare complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Tracheal trauma is not a described complication of TEE, and safety literature for this procedure remains silent on the matter. We describe the case of a patient on systemic anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy who underwent TEE and suffered massive hemoptysis requiring bronchial artery embolization (BAE). CASE PRESENTATION: An elderly patient was admitted to the hospital with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation and shortness of breath...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498476/effects-of-unfractionated-heparin-and-rivaroxaban-on-the-expression-of-heparanase-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-in-human-osteoblasts
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Jingjun Xia, Wei Sheng, Liubao Pei, Ning Li, Zhipeng Zhang, Jialiang Wang, Jianing Zu, Nanxiang Wang, Duanyang Wang
Long-term treatment with anticoagulants may contribute to osteoporosis. Although unfractionated heparin and rivaroxaban have adverse effects on bone microstructure and function in adult rats, the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. Heparanase (HPSE) and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)2 are important signals in bone formation and fracture healing. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the effects of unfractionated heparin and rivaroxaban on the expression of HPSE and FGF2 in human osteoblasts...
May 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494694/antagonizing-dabigatran-by-idarucizumab-in-cases-of-ischemic-stroke-or-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-germany-a-national-case-collection
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Pawel Kermer, Christoph C Eschenfelder, Hans-Christoph Diener, Martin Grond, Yasser Abdalla, Katharina Althaus, Jörg Berrouschot, Hakan Cangür, Michael Daffertshofer, Sebastian Edelbusch, Klaus Gröschel, Claus G Haase, Andreas Harloff, Valentin Held, Andreas Kauert, Peter Kraft, Arne Lenz, Wolfgang Müllges, Mark Obermann, Someieh Partowi, Jan Purrucker, Peter A Ringleb, Joachim Röther, Raluca Rossi, Niklas Schäfer, Andreas Schneider, Ramona Schuppner, Rüdiger J Seitz, Kristina Szabo, Robert Wruck
Background Idarucizumab is a monoclonal antibody fragment with high affinity for dabigatran that reverses its anticoagulant effects within minutes. It may exhibit the potential for patients under dabigatran therapy suffering ischemic stroke to regain eligibility for thrombolysis with rt-PA and may inhibit lesion growth in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage on dabigatran. Aims To provide insights into the clinical use of idarucizumab in patients under effective dabigatran anticoagulation presenting with signs of ischemic stroke or intracranial hemorrhage...
June 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483284/after-deep-vein-thrombosis-which-patients-refer-to-vascular-specialist-for-anticoagulant-withdrawal-a-delphi-study-results-between-general-practitioners-and-vascular-specialists
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Antonin Zoubian, Laurent Bertoletti, Paul Frappé
AIM: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potential serious common disease. Its management is, except in particular cases, on an outpatient basis. General practitioner's (GP) role usually includes the treatment risk/benefit reassessment. The treatment duration can vary and is difficult to define. The national and international guidelines do not explain clearly when to refer, or not, to a vascular specialist in order to stop treatment. The study's objective was to identify, for DVT, when a GP has to refer or not to a vascular specialist, for anticoagulant withdrawal...
May 5, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479184/systemic-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-dabigatran-etexilate-reversal-with-idarucizumab-a-case-report
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Derya Tireli, Jun He, Mette Maria Nordling, Troels Wienecke
INTRODUCTION: Idarucizumab is a reversal agent for dabigatran etexilate. By reversing the anticoagulating effect of dabigatran etexilate with idarucizumab (Praxbind), patients presenting with an acute ischemic stroke can now be eligible for thrombolysis. PATIENT: We describe our experience with idarucizumab in a 71-year-old male patient pretreated with dabigatran etexilate. The patient arrived with a hemiparesis, central facial palsy, and dysarthria. METHOD: Dabigatran etexilate was antagonized with idarucizumab, approximately 2...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471371/the-reversal-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-animal-models
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Markus Honickel, Necib Akman, Oliver Grottke
Several direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), including direct thrombin and factor Xa inhibitors, have been approved as alternatives to vitamin K antagonist (VKA) anticoagulants. As with any anticoagulant, DOAC use carries a risk of bleeding. In patients with major bleeding or needing urgent surgery, reversal of DOAC anticoagulation may be required, presenting a clinical challenge. The optimal strategy for DOAC reversal is being refined, and may include use of hemostatic agents such as prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs; a source of concentrated clotting factors), or DOAC-specific antidotes (which bind their target DOAC to abrogate its activity)...
April 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466292/-oral-anticoagulant-associated-intracerebral-haemorrhage
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C Beynon, A W Unterberg
Intracerebral haemorrhage during treatment with oral anticoagulants is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Impaired haemostasis can lead to progressive haematomas and, therefore, it should be identified early in order to initiate measures to reverse anticoagulation. Substitution of coagulation factors is essential in the treatment of these patients, but other intensive care measures such as blood pressure control are mandatory as well.
May 2, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465988/thrombotic-risk-after-a-major-bleeding-during-anticoagulation-a-clinical-case
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Serenella Conti, Marco Ciuffetti, Maria Cristina Vedovati
We report on a 81-year-old female admitted to the emergency department for the occurrence of abdominal pain after a minor trauma. She was on treatment with warfarin for atrial fibrillation. The abdominal computed tomography (CT) angiography revealed a retroperitoneal hematoma (RH) of the left iliopsoas muscle with no evidence of active bleeding. The international normalized ratio exceeded the upper recommended anticoagulation limit. Prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) were used for anticoagulation reversal...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458850/extensive-small-bowel-intramural-haematoma-secondary-to-warfarin
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Alexandra M Limmer, Zackariah Clement
Intramural haematoma is a rare complication of oral anticoagulant therapy, occurring in  1 in 2500 patients treated with warfarin. This report describes a 71-year-old gentleman who presented with tachycardia, vomiting and abdominal distension on a background of anticoagulation for a metallic aortic valve. He was found to have a supratherapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) of 9.9 with an extensive small bowel intramural haematoma and secondary small bowel obstruction. He was successfully managed non-operatively with fluid resuscitation, INR reversal, bowel rest and nasogastric decompression...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455651/-management-of-hemorrhage-in-patients-treated-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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REVIEW
O Grottke, H Lier, S Hofer
The introduction of nonvitamin K antagonistic, direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) made thromboembolic prophylaxis easier for patients. For many physicians, however, there is still uncertainty about monitoring, preoperative discontinuation, and restarting of DOAC therapy. Guidelines for the management of bleeding are provided, but require specific therapeutic skills in the management of diagnostics and therapy of acute hemorrhage. Small clinical studies and case reports indicate that unspecific therapy with prothrombin complex concentrates (PCC) and activated PCC (aPCC) concentrate may reverse DOAC-induced anticoagulation...
April 28, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448204/future-research-opportunities-in-peri-prosthetic-joint-infection-prevention
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Elie Berbari, John Segreti, Javad Parvizi, Sandra I Berríos-Torres
Peri-prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a serious complication of prosthetic joint arthroplasty. A better understanding and reversal of modifiable risk factors may lead to a reduction in the incidence of incisional (superficial and deep) and organ/space (e.g., PJI) surgical site infections (SSI). Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) published the Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection. This targeted update applies evidence-based methodology in drafting recommendations for potential strategies to reduce the risk of SSI both across surgical procedures and specifically in prosthetic joint arthroplasty...
April 27, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440204/apixaban-metabolism-pharmacologic-properties-and-drug-interaction
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Peter Kubisz, Lucia Stanciakova, Miroslava Dobrotova, Matej Samos, Marian Mokan, Jan Stasko
BACKGROUND: Apixaban is an oral, potent, highly selective, reversible and direct inhibitor of activated coagulation factor X, that is the end point of the intrinsic and extrinsic coagulation pathway. Additionally, apixaban has the capacity to indirectly inhibit thrombin-induced platelet aggregation. This new oral anticoagulant represents an immediate-release form of peroral drug with quick dissolution, linear pharmacokinetics, good bioavailability and rapid onset and offset of action...
April 24, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429927/endovascular-correction-in-acute-bleeding-after-femoropopliteal-bypass-a-single-centre-experience
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Giulia Mazzitelli, Mariagnese Mele, Francesco Setacci, Giuseppe Galzerano, Gianmarco DE Donato, Domenico Benevento, Massimiliano W Guerrieri, Carlo Setacci
INTRODUCTION: The endovascular correction (EC) has emerged in recent years as a possible alternative to surgical revision (SR) in case of bleeding complications after peripheral bypass (PB) . The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of EC compared to SR in case of bleeding complications of PB. METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2014, we have submitted 32 patients to surgery for acute bleeding in previous PB (25 venous bypass, in situ or reversed, 6 PTFE bypass and 1 composite bypass)...
April 21, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429198/managing-the-perioperative-patient-on-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#20
Jordan Leitch, Janet van Vlymen
PURPOSE: Patients are increasingly treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the prevention of stroke due to non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism. When these patients present for urgent or emergent surgical procedures, they present a challenge to the anesthesiologist who must manage perioperative risk due to anticoagulation. The purpose of this module is to review the literature surrounding the perioperative management of DOACs. Timing, laboratory monitoring, and availability of reversal agents are important considerations to optimize patients being treated with DOACs who require emergent surgery...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
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