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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522384/usefulness-of-d-dimer-testing-in-predicting-recurrence-in-elderly-patients-with-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism
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T Tritschler, A Limacher, M Méan, N Rodondi, D Aujesky
BACKGROUND: Whether post-anticoagulation D-dimer levels are useful in predicting recurrence in elderly patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism is unknown. METHODS: We followed-up 157 patients aged ≥65 years with acute symptomatic unprovoked venous thromboembolism in a prospective multicenter cohort study. All patients completed 3-12 months of anticoagulation and then underwent quantitative D-dimer testing (ELISA, VIDAS DD) 12 months after the index venous thromboembolism...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507573/admission-d-dimer-testing-for-differentiating-acute-aortic-dissection-from-other-causes-of-acute-chest-pain
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Wenlong Li, Bi Huang, Li Tian, Yanmin Yang, Weili Zhang, Xiaojian Wang, Jingzhou Chen, Kai Sun, Rutai Hui, Xiaohan Fan
INTRODUCTION: The present study aims to evaluate the utility of D-dimer testing for differentiating the causes of acute chest pain, including acute aortic dissection (AAD), pulmonary embolism (PE), acute myocardial infarction (AMI), unstable angina (UA), and other uncertain diagnoses of chest pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Consecutive patients admitted for acute chest pain within 24 h from symptom onset were enrolled prospectively, and plasma D-dimer levels were measured on admission...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480751/ct-pulmonary-angiography-in-young-women
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Paul D Stein, Fadi Matta, Kate E Hughes, Mary J Hughes
The purpose was to determine whether young women in the emergency department who received computed tomographic (CT) pulmonary angiograms were evaluated to receive lower dose imaging or no imaging, recognizing that the risks of radiation are particularly high in young women. This was a retrospective cohort investigation of women aged 18 to 29 years seen for suspected acute pulmonary embolism in emergency departments of 5 regional hospitals from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016. Computed tomographic (CT) pulmonary angiograms were obtained in 379 young women...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450810/reduced-cardiac-function-and-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-asian-countries
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REVIEW
Ruiqi Zhu, Yu Hu, Liang Tang
Patients with reduced cardiac function are thought to have a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Additionally, they are vulnerable to complications of pulmonary embolism (PE) as well as right heart failure (HF), which in return is supposed to increase the rate of mortality. Studies focusing on VTE in heart failure patients were rare in Asian countries before the 21st century. Nowadays, more and more data are becoming available in this field in Asia. It is already known that heart failure can increase the risk of VTE, but so far a consensus on this issue has not been reached for many years, not only in Asian countries but all over the world...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447414/review-of-d-dimer-testing-good-bad-and-ugly
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REVIEW
L-A Linkins, S Takach Lapner
D-dimer assays are commonly used in clinical practice to exclude a diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. More recently, they have been also been used to guide patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) when faced with the decision to continue or stop anticoagulation after initial treatment is complete. D-dimer assays vary widely with respect to the antibody used, method of capture, instrumentation required, and calibration standard. These differences have an important influence on the operating characteristics of the assays...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439386/usefulness-of-clinical-prediction-rules-d-dimer-and-arterial-blood-gas-analysis-to-predict-pulmonary-embolism-in-cancer-patients
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Asifa Karamat, Shazia Awan, Muhammad Ghazanfar Hussain, Fahad Al Hameed, Faheem Butt, Ali Saeed Wahla
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is seven times more common in cancer patients than non-cancer patients. Since the existing clinical prediction rules (CPRs) were validated predominantly in a non-cancer population, we decided to look at the utility of arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis and D-dimer in predicting PE in cancer patients. METHODS: Electronic medical records were reviewed between December 2005 and November 2010. A total of 177 computed tomography pulmonary angiograms (CTPAs) were performed...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422863/risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Li Ma, Zhongguang Wen
Malignant tumors are often complicated with venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (PE), particularly in lung cancer. However, owing to the limited data regarding the clinical course about PE in lung cancer patients, the aim of this study is to analyze the risk factors and prognosis of patients with PE and lung cancer. We performed a retrospective case-control study, the clinical data of 90 patients in the First Affiliated Hospital of People's Liberation Army General Hospital between Jan 2010 and Jan 2015 were analyzed, including 30 lung cancer patients with PE (PE group), 60 lung cancer patients without PE (non-PE group), treated during the same period...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412719/combined-measurement-of-factor-xiii-and-d-dimer-is-helpful-for-differential-diagnosis-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Ning Tang, Ziyong Sun, Dengju Li, Jun Yang, Shiyu Yin, Qing Guan
BACKGROUND: D-dimer has been used to rule out pulmonary embolism (PE). Based on previous reports of decreased concentrations of coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) in venous thromboembolism, and no change in FXIII concentration in patients with acute cardiovascular disease, we evaluated the benefit of simultaneously measuring D-dimer and FXIII concentrations for diagnosing PE. METHODS: In this prospective single-center study, we enrolled 209 patients initially suspected of having PE, and measured their D-dimer and FXIII concentrations...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390832/utility-of-the-simplified-wells-and-revised-geneva-scores-to-exclude-pulmonary-embolism-in-femur-fracture-patients
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Youn-Jung Kim, Dae-Hee Choi, Eu Sun Lee, Seung Mok Ryoo, Shin Ahn, Chang Hwan Sohn, Dong-Woo Seo, Kyoung Soo Lim, Won Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in trauma patients is challenging. This study evaluated the diagnostic value of simplified Wells and simplified revised Geneva scores to predict PE in femur fracture patients in emergency department (ED). METHODS: All consecutive adult patients with femur fractures and elevated D-dimer levels (>0.5μg/mL) who underwent CTPA within 72h of injury from January 2010 to December 2014 were included. The simplified Wells and simplified revised Geneva scores were applied to evaluate the clinical probability of PE...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370759/d-dimer-interval-likelihood-ratios-for-pulmonary-embolism
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Michael A Kohn, Frederikus A Klok, Nick van Es
OBJECTIVE: To estimate D-Dimer interval likelihood ratios (iLRs) for diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: The authors used pooled patient-level data from five PE diagnostic management studies to estimate iLRs for the eight D-Dimer intervals with boundaries 250, 500, 750, 1000, 1500, 2500, and 5000 ng/mL. Logistic regression was used to fit the data so that an interval increase corresponds to increasing the likelihood ratio by a constant factor. RESULTS: The iLR for the D-Dimer interval 1000-1499 ng/mL was essentially 1...
April 1, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366663/recurrent-stroke-due-to-metastatic-pulmonary-tumor-emboli-as-an-important-clinical-entity
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Junji Takasugi, Manabu Sakaguchi, Naoki Oyama, Yasufumi Gon, Yasukazu Terasaki, Tsutomu Sasaki, Susumu Nakahara, Kenji Ohshima, Yumiko Hori, Eiichi Morii, Hideki Mochizuki
We present an autopsy case of repetitive stroke due to tumor emboli, indistinguishable from thromboembolism with a hypercoagulable state in its clinical course. A 72-year-old man diagnosed with stage IVA oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma received chemoradiotherapy. Follow-up imaging revealed mediastinal lymph nodes and pulmonary metastasis. One year later, the patient experienced right arm weakness, and brain magnetic resonance imaging showed acute ischemic lesions in multiple vascular territories. He was diagnosed with paradoxical cerebral embolism due to cancer-associated venous thrombosis and treated with rivaroxaban...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348360/an-uncommon-case-of-lower-limb-deep-vein-thrombosis-with-multiple-etiological-causes
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Jing Miao, Geetha Naik, Sivakumar Muddana, Xiaohuan Li, Supriya Bhimasani, Ronald Alvin Mitchell, Dariush Alaie, Richard L Petrillo
BACKGROUND Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a type of venous thromboembolism with diverse clinical and environmental risk factors. Very few cases of DVT with multiple high risk factors have been reported. Here, we report an uncommon DVT case with multiple etiological causes, including appendicitis/appendectomy, morbid obesity, immobilization, positive phosphatidylserine IgG, and heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation. CASE REPORT A 43-year-old female was brought to the emergency room because of 2-week history of pain and swelling and ultrasound revealing evidence of DVT in the right leg...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347555/update-d-dimer-test-for-excluding-the-diagnosis-of%C3%A2-pulmonary-embolism
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EDITORIAL
Daniel Kwon, Melody Milliron
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 25, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331932/pulmonary-embolism-and-in-situ-pulmonary-artery-thrombosis-in-paediatrics-a-systematic-review
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Madhvi Rajpurkar, Tina Biss, Ernest Amankwah, Denise Martinez, Suzan Williams, C Heleen Van Ommen, Neil A Goldenberg
Data on paediatric pulmonary embolism (PE) are scarce. We sought to systematically review the current literature on childhood PE and conducted a search on paediatric PE via PubMed (1946-2013) and Embase (1980-2013). There was significant heterogeneity in reported data. Two patterns were noted: classic thromboembolic PE (TE-PE) and in situ pulmonary artery thrombosis (ISPAT). Mean age of presentation for TE-PE was 14.86 years, and 51 % of cases were males. The commonest method for diagnosis of TE-PE was contrast CT with angiography (74 % of patients)...
March 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314711/validating-the-herdoo2-rule-to-guide-treatment-duration-for-women-with-unprovoked-venous-thrombosis-multinational-prospective-cohort-management-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Marc A Rodger, Gregoire Le Gal, David R Anderson, Jeannot Schmidt, Gilles Pernod, Susan R Kahn, Marc Righini, Patrick Mismetti, Clive Kearon, Guy Meyer, Antoine Elias, Tim Ramsay, Thomas L Ortel, Menno V Huisman, Michael J Kovacs
Objective To prospectively validate the HERDOO2 rule (Hyperpigmentation, Edema, or Redness in either leg; D-dimer level ≥250 μg/L; Obesity with body mass index ≥30; or Older age, ≥65 years), which states that women with none or one of the criteria can safely discontinue anticoagulants after short term treatment.Design Prospective cohort management study.Setting 44 secondary or tertiary care centres in seven countries.Participants Of 3155 consecutive eligible participants with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE, proximal leg deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) who completed 5-12 months of short term anticoagulant treatment, 370 declined to participate, leaving 2785 enrolled participants...
March 17, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295882/identifying-atrial-fibrillation-in-outpatients-initiating-oral-anticoagulants-based-on-medico-administrative-data-results-from-the-french-national-healthcare-databases
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Cécile Billionnet, François Alla, Éric Bérigaud, Antoine Pariente, Géric Maura
PURPOSE: Identifying atrial fibrillation (AF) in outpatients treated with oral anticoagulants (OACs) from claims databases is challenging when the outpatient indication is not available, as OACs are also prescribed for deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) that may be treated in the ambulatory setting. An algorithm was developed to identify AF in outpatients initiating OAC from medico-administrative data. METHODS: Among patients initiating OAC in 2013 in the French healthcare databases, those treated for orthopaedic indications were excluded...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267480/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-full-versus-reduced-dose-betrixaban-in-the-acute-medically-ill-vte-venous-thromboembolism-prevention-with-extended-duration-betrixaban-apex-trial
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C Michael Gibson, Rim Halaby, Serge Korjian, Yazan Daaboul, Douglas F Arbetter, Megan K Yee, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Russel Hull, Adrian F Hernandez, Shiao-Ping Lu, Olga Bandman, Janet M Leeds, Alex Gold, Robert A Harrington, Alexander T Cohen
BACKGROUND: The APEX trial assessed the safety and efficacy of extended-duration thromboprophylaxis using betrixaban versus standard dosing of enoxaparin among hospitalized, acutely ill medical patients. The 80-mg betrixaban dose was halved to 40 mg among subjects with severe renal insufficiency and those receiving a concomitant strong P-glycoprotein inhibitor. METHODS: This analysis assessed the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of full- (80 mg) and reduced-dose (40 mg) betrixaban relative to enoxaparin in the APEX trial...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262243/pitfalls-in-the-diagnostic-management-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy
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Cécile Tromeur, Liselotte M van der Pol, Frederikus A Klok, Francis Couturaud, Menno V Huisman
Women are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy and VTE remains one of the main causes of maternal mortality in developed countries (Konstantinides SV, et al. Eur Heart J 2014; 35(43):3033-69, 69a-69k). Although an accurate diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnant patients is thus of crucial importance, the diagnostic management of suspected PE is challenging for this specific patient category. As D-dimer levels increase physiologically throughout pregnancy, the optimal D-dimer threshold to rule out PE during pregnancy remains unknown...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246560/saddle-pulmonary-embolism-with-thrombus-in-transit-across-a-patent-foramen-ovale
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Fitzgerald Shepherd, Ashley White-Stern, Oloruntobi Rahaman, Damian Kurian, Karen Simon
This is the case of a 25-year-old obese man who presented with acute shortness of breath, chest pain, and palpitations. Of note, he lives a sedentary lifestyle and was recently hospitalized for incision and drainage of a left foot abscess. On presentation he was tachypnoeic, tachycardiac, and hypoxic but blood pressure was stable. Laboratory studies were significant for elevated D-dimer and mildly increased troponin. On further investigation he was found to have a saddle pulmonary embolism with massive clot burden...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214153/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-atypical-clinical-presentation
#20
José Marçalo, Luiz Menezes Falcão
A 67-year-old man was admitted to our hospital after episodes of syncope preceded by malaise and diffuse neck and chest discomfort. No family history of cardiac disease was reported. Laboratory workup was within normal limits, including D-dimers, serum troponin I and arterial blood gases. The electrocardiogram showed sinus rhythm with T-wave inversion in leads V1 to V3. Computed tomography angiography to investigate pulmonary embolism showed no abnormal findings. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) displayed massive enlargement of the right ventricle with intact interatrial septum and no pulmonary hypertension...
March 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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