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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927171/evolving-quality-standards-for-large-scale-registries-the-garfield-af-experience
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Keith A A Fox, Bernard J Gersh, Sory Traore, A John Camm, Gloria Kayani, Anders Krogh, Shweta Shweta, Ajay K Kakkar
Aims: Registries have the potential to capture treatment practices and outcomes in populations beyond the constraints of clinical trial settings. The value of data obtained depend critically upon robust quality standards (including source data verification [SDV] and training); features that are commonly absent from registries. This article outlines the quality standards developed for Global Anticoagulant Registry in the FIELD-Atrial Fibrillation (GARFIELD-AF). Methods and Results: GARFIELD-AF comprises ∼57 000 patients prospectively recruited over 6...
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921890/phase-ii-study-of-dabigatran-in-children-with-venous-thrombosis-pharmacokinetics-safety-and-tolerabilty
#2
J M L Halton, M Albisetti, B Biss, L Bomgaars, M Brueckmann, S Gropper, R Harper, F Huang, M Luciani, H Maas, I Tartakovsky, L G Mitchell
BACKGROUND: The current standard-of-care treatments for pediatric venous thromboembolism (VTE) have limitations. Dabigatran etexilate (DE), a direct thrombin inhibitor, may offer an alternative therapeutic option. OBJECTIVES: To assess the pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), safety and tolerability of DE oral liquid formulation (OLF) in pediatric patients with VTE. PATIENTS/METHODS: Patients who had completed planned treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin or oral anticoagulants for VTE were enrolled in two age groups (2-<12 and 1-<2 years) and received DE OLF based on an age- and weight-adjusted nomogram...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921763/implementation-and-preliminary-clinical-outcomes-of-a-pharmacist-managed-venous-thromboembolism-clinic-for-patients-treated-with-rivaroxaban-post-emergency-department-discharge
#3
Baely M DiRenzo, Daren M Beam, Jeffrey A Kline, Karishma S Deodhar, Christina M Davis, Zachary A Weber, Todd A Walroth
OBJECTIVE: To describe the implementation, work flow, and differences in outcomes between a pharmacist-managed clinic for the outpatient treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) using rivaroxaban versus care by a primary care provider. INTERVENTIONS: Patients in the studied health system that are diagnosed with low-risk VTE in the emergency department are often discharged without hospital admission. These patients are treated with rivaroxban and follow up either in a pharmacist-managed VTE clinic or with their primary care provider...
September 16, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921057/dvt-prevention-in-stroke
#4
REVIEW
Christopher Goshgarian, Philip B Gorelick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to discuss the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in stroke patients. We discuss use of oral anticoagulation and other interventions for the prevention of VTE. A new class of medications, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), have been successfully trialed for the prevention of VTE. We review the data and guidance statements for VTE prevention. RECENT FINDINGS: Warfarin and vitamin K antagonist drugs have been the mainstay of VTE prevention for decades...
September 18, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920529/surgical-interventions-for-organ-and-limb-ischemia-associated-with-primary-and-secondary-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-with-arterial-involvement
#5
Carlos A Hinojosa, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Karla Bermudez-Serrato, Ramón García-Alva, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Adriana Torres-Machorro, Rene Lizola
OBJECTIVE: The association of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) and hypercoagulability is well known. Arterial compromise leading to ischemia of organs and/or limbs in patients with APS is uncommon, frequently unrecognized, and rarely described. We evaluated our institutional experience. METHODS: Retrospective review was conducted. From August 2007 to September 2016, 807 patients with diagnosis of APS were managed in our Institution. Patients with primary and secondary APS who required interventions were examined...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919628/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-with-endarterectomy-and-stent-removal-in-patient-with-multivessel-in-stent-restenosis
#6
S S Husain, C M Ahmed, A B Adhikary, S A Sunny, M N Hasan
In the age of stent deployment after balloon angioplasty. In stent restenosis (ISR) has become a major concern. Various coronary interventional measures and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) has employed to manage the ISR. Although CABG seems to offer advantages over other coronary intervention methods in patients with multi vessel ISR; lack of appropriate graftable vessels often make the surgery difficult and end up with incomplete revascularization. Coronary endarterectomy with stent removal mitigated some of the limitations of CABG but initial results of this surgical measure were not favorable...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918742/a-new-concept-of-action-of-hemostatic-proteases-on-inflammation-neurotoxicity-and-tissue-regeneration
#7
REVIEW
L R Gorbacheva, E V Kiseleva, I G Savinkova, S M Strukova
Key hemostatic serine proteases such as thrombin and activated protein C (APC) are signaling molecules controlling blood coagulation and inflammation, tissue regeneration, neurodegeneration, and some other processes. By interacting with protease-activated receptors (PARs), these enzymes cleave a receptor exodomain and liberate new amino acid sequence known as a tethered ligand, which then activates the initial receptor and induces multiple signaling pathways and cell responses. Among four PAR family members, APC and thrombin mainly act via PAR1, and they trigger divergent effects...
July 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
#8
Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918569/highlights-from-the-ninth-international-symposium-of-thrombosis-and-anticoagulation-ista-ix-october-15-2016-salvador-bahia-brazil
#9
REVIEW
Renato D Lopes, Patricia O Guimarães, Elaine Hylek, Gilson S Feitosa-Filho, Luiz Ritt, Nivaldo Filgueiras, Eduardo Darzé, Mario S Rocha, Luis P Magalhães, Antonio Carlos Sobral Sousa, Luis Claudio Correia, Lucas Hollanda Oliveira, David A Garcia
To discuss and share knowledge about advances in the care of patients with thrombotic disorders, the Ninth International Symposium of Thrombosis and Anticoagulation was held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, on October 15, 2016. This scientific program was developed by clinicians for clinicians and was promoted by two major clinical research institutes-the Brazilian Clinical Research Institute and the Duke Clinical Research Institute of the Duke University School of Medicine. Comprising academic presentations and open discussion, the symposium had as its primary goal to educate, motivate, and inspire internists, cardiologists, hematologists, and other physicians by convening national and international visionaries, thought-leaders, and dedicated clinician-scientists...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915306/cost-utility-study-of-warfarin-genotyping-in-the-vachs-affiliated-anticoagulation-clinic-of-puerto-rico
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Carlos Martes-Martinez, Cristian Méndez-Sepúlveda, Joel Millán-Molina, Matthew French-Kim, Heriberto Marín-Centeno, Giselle C Rivera-Miranda, José J Hernández-Muñoz, Jorge Duconge-Soler
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-utility of the pharmacogenetic-guided dosing of warfarin (PGx), when compared to the current dosing strategy. METHODS: A Markov model was developed to assess the impact of the genotypingguided warfarin dosing in a hypothetical cohort of patients. The model was based on the percentage of time patients spent within the therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) range (PTTR). PTTR estimates and genotype distribution were derived from a cohort of patients (n = 206) treated in the Veteran Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) and from results of other research study...
September 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913672/reversal-of-dabigatran-associated-bleeding-using-idarucizumab-review-of-the-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Michela Giustozzi, Melina Verso, Giancarlo Agnelli, Cecilia Becattini
Major bleeding occurs in about 4% of patients while on treatment with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). The case-fatality rate associated with these events is estimated to be about 5%. The specific roles of antidotes, when used with DOACs in reducing the case fatality or improving the overall clinical course of these events, are not thoroughly understood. To this regard, the US Food and Drug Administration as well as European Medicines Agency have recently licensed idarucizumab for the management of patients with life-threatening bleeding or the need for urgent surgery/procedures while on treatment with dabigatran...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913590/challenges-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Annemarie E Fogerty
Thrombotic complications in pregnancy represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a primary hypercoagulable state due to enhanced production of clotting factors, a decrease in protein S activity, and inhibition of fibrinolysis. These physiologic changes will yield a collective rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of about 1-2 in 1000 pregnancies for the general obstetric population, which represents a five- to tenfold increased risk in pregnancy compared to age-matched non-pregnant peers...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901789/cardiac-side-effects-of-bruton-tyrosine-kinase-btk-inhibitors
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Chloe Pek Sang Tang, Julie McMullen, Constantine Tam
The development of bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitors (BTKi) has been a significant advancement in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and related B-cell malignancies. As experience in using ibrutinib increased, the first drug to be licensed in its class, atrial fibrillation (AF) emerged as an important side effect. The intersection between BTKi therapy for B-cell malignancies and AF represents a complex area of management with scant evidence for guidance. Consideration needs to be taken regarding the interplay of increased bleeding risk versus thromboembolic complications of AF, drug interactions between ibrutinib and anticoagulants and antiarrhythmic agents, and the potential for other, as yet seldom reported cardiac side effects...
September 13, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900368/testing-lupus-anticoagulants-in-a-real-life-scenario-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Franz Ratzinger, Tanja Panic, Helmuth Haslacher, Thomas Perkmann, Klaus G Schmetterer, Sabine Belik, Georg Maenner, Ingrid Pabinger, Peter Quehenberger
INTRODUCTION: Lupus anticoagulant (LAC) testing is challenging. Most data are derived from a well-controlled study environment with potential alterations to daily routines. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to assess the capacity of various LAC screening tests and derived mixing tests to predict a positive result in subsequent confirmation tests in a large cohort of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 5832 individuals, we retrospectively evaluated the accuracy of the aPTT-A, aPTT-LAscreen, aPTT-FS and dRVVTscreen and of their derived mixing tests in detecting a positive confirmation test result within the same blood specimen...
October 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898880/personalized-management-of-cardiovascular-disorders
#15
Kewal K Jain
Personalized management of cardiovascular disorders (CVDs), also referred to as personalized or precision cardiology in accordance with general principles of personalized medicine, is the selection of best treatment for an individual patient. It involves the integration of various 'omics' technologies such as genomics and proteomics as well as other new technologies such as nanobiotechnology. Molecular diagnostics and biomarkers are important for linking diagnosis with therapy and monitoring of therapy. Because CVDs involve perturbations of large complex biological networks, a systems biology approach to CVD risk stratification may be used for improving risk-estimating algorithms and modeling of personalized benefit-of-treatment may be helpful for guiding choice of intervention...
September 11, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898453/echocardiographic-guidance-and-monitoring-of-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-atriclip-during-open-chest-cardiac-surgery
#16
Rachele Contri, Sara Clivio, Tiziano Torre, Tiziano Cassina
Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure prevents thromboembolic risk and avoids lifelong anticoagulation due to atrial fibrillation (AF). Nowadays, AtriClip, a modern epicardial device approved in June 2010, allows external and safe closure of LAA in patients undergoing cardiac surgery during other open-chest cardiac surgical procedures. Such a surgical approach and its epicardial deployment differentiates LAA closure with AtriClip from percutaneous closure techniques such as Watchman (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA), Lariat (SentreHEART Inc...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895000/endoscopic-diode-laser-therapy-for-chronic-radiation-proctitis
#17
Lino Polese, Lucia Marini, Roberto Rizzato, Edgardo Picardi, Stefano Merigliano
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of endoscopic diode laser therapy in patients presenting rectal bleeding due to chronic radiation proctitis (CRP). A retrospective analysis of CRP patients who underwent diode laser therapy in a single institution between 2010 and 2016 was carried out. The patients were treated by non-contact fibers without sedation in an outpatient setting. Fourteen patients (median age 77, range 73-87 years) diagnosed with CRP who had undergone high-dose radiotherapy for prostatic cancer and who presented with rectal bleeding were included...
September 11, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894790/aortic-dissection-and-severe-renal-failure-6-years-after-kidney-transplantation
#18
Amaury Dujardin, Awena Le Fur, Diego Cantarovich
We report the case of a patient with long-term history of hypertension, presenting with transient neurological disorders and severe graft failure several years after kidney transplantation. Cause of end-stage renal disease was hypertensive nephrosclerosis. Chronic hemodialysis lasted for 1 year. After transplantation and throughout follow-up, serum creatinine ranged from 200 to 230 μmol/L and maintenance immunosuppression included sirolimus and low-dose steroids. Six years after transplantation, the patient presented with right hip pain radiating to the lower back, transient aphasia, confusion, and hemiparesis...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893450/emergency-medicine-evaluation-and-management-of-the-end-stage-renal-disease-patient
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Courtney M Lee
BACKGROUND: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing in the U.S., and these patients demonstrate greater all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization rates when compared to those with normal renal function. These patients may experience significant complications associated with loss of renal function and dialysis. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates complications of ESRD including cardiopulmonary, neurologic, infectious disease, vascular, and access site complications, as well as medication use in this population...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888342/risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-following-influenza-vaccination-in-adults-aged-50years-and-older-in-the-vaccine-safety-datalink
#20
Elizabeth R Vickers, David L McClure, Allison L Naleway, Steven J Jacobsen, Nicola P Klein, Jason M Glanz, Eric S Weintraub, Edward A Belongia
BACKGROUND: Influenza-like illness and inflammation are known risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). However, few studies have characterized the risk of VTE following influenza vaccination. We examined VTE risk after vaccination in adults 50years old and older within the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD). METHODS: We used the self-controlled case series method to determine the risk of VTE among age-eligible adults who received influenza vaccine (with or without pandemic H1N1) and experienced a VTE during the months of September through December in 2007 through 2012...
September 6, 2017: Vaccine
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