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Perioperative anticoagulation

Matthew Gaskins, Martin Dittmann, Lisa Eisert, Ricardo Niklas Werner, Corinna Dressler, Christoph Löser, Alexander Nast
BACKGROUND: A survey in 2012 revealed marked heterogeneity in the management of antithrombotic agents in dermatologic surgery in Germany. An evidence-based guideline on this topic was published for the first time in 2014. METHODS: Using the same study sample, we conducted an anonymous survey on the management of antithrombotic agents and familiarity with the guideline. We reported the results as relative frequencies and compared them with those from 2012. RESULTS: We analyzed a total of 208 questionnaires (response rate: 36...
March 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Jian Huang, Peng Zhang, Dawei Wang
Coagulation changes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can provide evidence for optimization of timing of perioperative anticoagulation medicine. To evaluate the changes, 50 patients with knee osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis were recruited for the study and underwent thrombelastography tests pre-, 6 hours, 12 hours, and 24 hours after TKA surgery and Doppler ultrasound examination 20 to 24 hours after surgery. The results have shown prolonged clotting time ( R value) at 6 and 12 hours, while shortened at 24 hours...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Amihai Rottenstreich, Netanel Zacks, Geffen Kleinstern, Bruria Hirsh Raccah, Batia Roth, Nael Da'as, Yosef Kalish
The role of drug-level monitoring among patients using direct-acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC) is unclear. We aimed to investigate its 'real-life' utilization and effect on clinical management. A review of records of patients who underwent DOAC level testing during 2013-2017. Overall, 212 patients (median age 77 years) underwent 292 DOAC measurements [apixaban (n = 147), rivaroxaban (n = 102), dabigatran (n = 43)]. Monitoring volume increased by 460% during study period. DOAC level testing was performed during routine follow-up in 51 (17...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Orçun Çiftci, Kerem Can Yılmaz, Atilla Sezgin, Mehmet Bülent Özin, İbrahim Haldun Müderrisoğlu, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac implantable electrical devices are widely used for patients with advanced heart failure and are usually explanted during orthotopic heart transplant. However, lead fragments and the pulse generator are sometimes left after the procedure. Given the concerns of infectious and thromboembolic complications, their removal is recommended. Herein, we report our experience with cardiac implantable electrical device explantation after orthotopic heart transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included recipients of heart transplants performed at Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, who underwent lead and pulse generator explantation by manual traction between January 2012 and June 2017...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Takeshi Omae, Eiichi Inada
New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is the most common perioperative complication of heart surgery, typically occurring in the perioperative period. NOAF commonly occurs in patients who are elderly, or have left atrial enlargement, or left ventricular hypertrophy. Various factors have been identified as being involved in the development of NOAF, and numerous approaches have been proposed for its prevention and treatment. Risk factors include diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. For prevention of NOAF, β-blockers and amiodarone are particularly effective and are recommended by guidelines...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Dominik Baschera, Joachim Oberle, Florian Grubhofer, Samuel Luca Schmid
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Perioperative use of anticoagulant and platelet-inhibiting agents by patients undergoing spine surgery poses the dilemma of increased risk of hemorrhage. We examined the standards of use for these medications and expert opinions through a nationwide survey. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  An online-based survey was conducted by invitation. A personal token to access the survey was sent to one representative of each neurosurgical and orthopaedic unit performing spine surgery and to all other active members of the Swiss Society of Neurosurgery and the Swiss Society of Spinal Surgery...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
Ewa Zabrocka, Marek Z Wojtukiewicz, Ewa Sierko
Advanced cancer patients in hospice are at notably increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) due to age, local and distal advancement of the malignancy and bed confinement, among other factors. Asymptomatic VTE prevalence among palliative care patients has been found to reach 50%, whereas the clinically overt form occurs in 10%. Hospice patients are frequently given medications increasing VTE risk, for instance megestrol which is a drug commonly used in cancer cachexia. Many of the available guidelines encourage the implementation of thromboprophylaxis (TPX) in cancer patients, e...
February 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Bara Barakat, Yousif Dawood, Marcus Horstmann
INTRODUCTION:  Urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder is a tumour of advanced age. The demographic change increases the number of very old patients ( > 80 years) subjected to TUR-B. MATERIAL AND METHODS:  In a retrospective analysis, perioperative complications in 89 patients (> 80 years), who underwent a transurethral resection of the bladder between 2013 and 2016 in our department, were recorded and evaluated using the Clavien-Dindo grading system...
March 8, 2018: Aktuelle Urologie
Alyssa Kirby, Sisira Jayathissa
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia encountered perioperatively in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. There is emerging evidence suggesting high risk of ischaemic stroke. There are no clear guidelines surrounding initiation of anticoagulation in this setting. This study evaluates current practice in anticoagulant management of new perioperative AF at Hutt Hospital. METHODS: We have undertaken a retrospective study of 3,558 patients aged 60 years and over admitted for non-cardiac surgery at Hutt Hospital in 2014, to assess incidence of new AF/flutter and review how they were managed in regards to anticoagulation...
March 9, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
William J Yoon, Pegge Halandras, Bernadette Aulivola, Paul Crisostomo
INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: Cancer patients demonstrate increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), VTE recurrence, and anticoagulation-associated bleeding. Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis and thrombectomy (PMT) improves venous patency, venous valve function, and quality of life in patients with acute iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT). It remains unknown whether pharmacomechanical thrombolysis can be used safely in patients with active cancer. We hypothesized that perioperative and short-term outcomes of pharmacomechanical iliofemoral DVT thrombolysis would not differ between patients with cancer and those without cancer...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Ayako Kukida, Yasushi Takasaki, Mio Nakata, Tasuku Nishihara, Sakiko Kitamura, Sonoko Fujii, Yuji Watanabe, Toshihiro Yorozuya
RATIONALE: Although an inferior vena cave (IVC) filter is placed to prevent fatal pulmonary embolism (PE), several complications associated with an IVC filter have been reported. We describe a case with symptomatic PE, of which the origin was an occlusive IVC thrombus that developed from the placement of an IVC filer after a laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 71-year-old man underwent LATG under general anesthesia alone. He had an IVC filter implanted 13 years ago...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Anmol Pandey, Bhaskar Thakur, Florence Hogg, Christian Brogna, Jamie Logan, Roopen Arya, Richard Gullan, Ranjeev Bhangoo, Keyoumars Ashkan
OBJECTIVE Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity in patients undergoing neurosurgical intervention. The authors postulate that the introduction of a routine preoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) screening protocol for patients undergoing neurosurgical intervention for brain tumors would result in a more effective diagnosis of DVT in this high-risk subgroup, and subsequent appropriate management of the condition would reduce pulmonary embolism (PE) rates and improve patient outcomes. METHODS The authors conducted a prospective study of 115 adult patients who were undergoing surgical intervention for a brain tumor...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Andrew T Strong, Gautam Sharma, Zubaidah Nor Hanipah, Chao Tu, Stacy A Brethauer, Philip R Schauer, Derrick Cetin, Ali Aminian
BACKGROUND: Warfarin dosing after bariatric surgery may be influenced by alterations in gastrointestinal pH, transit time, absorptive surface area, gut microbiota, food intake, and adipose tissue. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe trends in warfarin dosing after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG). SETTING: Single academic center. METHODS: All patients chronically on warfarin anticoagulation before RYGB or SG were retrospectively identified...
January 2, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Y Xing, B Xu, X Sheng, C Xu, F Peng, Y Sun, S Wang, H Guo
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Uninterrupted warfarin during cryoballoon ablation (CB-A) of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been widely accepted. However, to our knowledge, no previous studies exist investigating the optimal intensity of anticoagulation with warfarin for CB-A. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of uninterrupted low-intensity warfarin for CB-A of AF in the elderly. METHODS: Paroxysmal AF patients (age ≥ 70 years) who underwent CB-A were enrolled prospectively...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
S Keisin Wang, Michael P Murphy, Ashley R Gutwein, Natalie A Drucker, Michael C Dalsing, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Gary W Lemmon, A George Akingba
OBJECTIVES: The accepted treatment for acute limb ischemia (ALI) is immediate systemic anticoagulation and timely reperfusion to restore blood flow. In this study, we describe the retrospective assessment of pretransfer management decisions by referring hospitals to an academic tertiary care facility and its impact on perioperative adverse events. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of ALI patients transferred to us via our Level I Vascular Emergency program from 2010 to 2013 was performed...
February 22, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Mohamad Kurdi, Corinne Frère, Julien Amour, Caren Brumpt, Josée Delort, Guillaume Lebreton, Laure Croisille, Roseline d'Oiron, Isabelle Martin-Toutain
: We report herein the successful perioperative management of a 57-year-old man with a type I Glanzmann thrombasthenia undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery and right carotid endarterectomy. The patient suffered from several lesions in the three major coronary arteries and in the right carotid necessitating surgery. Prophylactic human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched platelets transfusions were continuous administrated before, and through the immediate perioperative period. Posttransfusion platelet recovery was monitored using flow cytometry to determine the percentage of circulating platelet expressing CD61 (β3)...
February 22, 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Gautam Sharma, Zubaidah Nor Hanipah, Ali Aminian, Suriya Punchai, Emre Bucak, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer
BACKGROUND: Perioperative management of chronically anti-coagulated patients undergoing bariatric surgery requires a balance of managing hemorrhagic and thromboembolic risks. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of hemorrhagic complications and their management in chronically anticoagulated (CAT) patients undergoing bariatric surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of CAT patients undergoing bariatric surgery at an academic center from 2008 to 2015 was studied...
February 17, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Janice J C Cheung, Shasha Liu, Kenneth K W Li
INTRODUCTION: An increasing number of patients are taking novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) medication, making perioperative management in phacoemulsification surgery an important issue. This study reports the haemorrhagic complications of NOAC in phacoemulsification surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective case study over a 4-year period. METHODS: Consecutive cases receiving NOAC during the time of phacoemulsification were reviewed. Patients were either advised to continue medications (continued group) or withhold medications before surgery (withheld group)...
February 13, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Merrill H Stewart, Daniel P Morin
Periprocedural management of anticoagulation for cardiac device implantation has evolved over the past 20 years. The traditional paradigm of vitamin K antagonist interruption with heparin bridging has now been shown to be less safe than continuation of vitamin K antagonists at therapeutic levels. Dual antiplatelet therapy during device implantation poses substantial risk but is often necessary. The safest dosing strategy for newer direct oral anticoagulants is still not clear.
March 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Pratima Chowdary, Augustine Tang, Dale Watson, Martin Besser, Peter Collins, Michael Desmond Creagh, Hafiz Qureshi, Margaret Rokicka, Tim Nokes, Paul Diprose, Ravi Gill
A multicenter, retrospective, observational study of 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) and/or fresh frozen plasma (FFP) use within routine clinical care unrelated to vitamin K antagonists was conducted. The PCC was administered preprocedure for correction of coagulopathy (prophylactic cohort) and treatment of bleeding postsurgery (treatment cohort). Of the 445 patients included, 40 were in the prophylactic cohort (PCC alone [n = 16], PCC and FFP [n = 5], FFP alone [n = 19]) and 405 were in the treatment cohort (PCC alone [n = 228], PCC and FFP [n = 123], FFP alone [n = 54])...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
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