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Pulmonary embolism severity index

David R Vinson, Dustin W Ballard, Dustin G Mark, Jie Huang, Mary E Reed, Adina S Rauchwerger, David H Wang, James S Lin, Mamata V Kene, Tamara S Pleshakov, Dana K Sax, Jordan M Sax, D Ian McLachlan, Cyrus K Yamin, Clifford J Swap, Hilary R Iskin, Ridhima Vemula, Bethany S Fleming, Andrew R Elms, Drahomir Aujesky
INTRODUCTION: The Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) is a validated prognostic score to estimate the 30-day mortality of emergency department (ED) patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). A simplified version (sPESI) was derived but has not been as well studied in the U.S. We sought to validate both indices in a community hospital setting in the U.S. and compare their performance in predicting 30-day all-cause mortality and classification of cases into low-risk and higher-risk categories...
September 24, 2016: Thrombosis Research
Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A Katus
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with high all-cause and PE-related mortality and requires individualized management. After confirmation of PE, a refined risk stratification is particularly warranted among normotensive patients. Previous prognostic models favored combinations of echocardiography or computed tomography suggestive of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction together with biomarkers of RV dysfunction (natriuretic peptides) or myocardial injury (cardiac troponins) to identify candidates for thrombolysis or embolectomy...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
Anthony J Weekes, Angela K Johnson, Daniel Troha, Gregory Thacker, Jordan Chanler-Berat, Michael Runyon
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) in pulmonary embolism (PE) has been associated with increased morbidity. Tools for RVD identification are not well defined. The prognostic value of RVD markers to predict serious adverse events (SAE) during hospitalization is unclear. OBJECTIVE: Prospectively compare the incidence of SAE in normotensive emergency department patients with PE based upon RVD by goal-directed echocardiography (GDE), cardiac biomarkers, and right-to-left ventricle ratio by computed tomography (CT)...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ahmet Goktug Ertem, Cagri Yayla, Burak Acar, Ozgur Kirbas, Sefa Unal, Melahat Uzel Sener, Mehmet Kadri Akboga, Tolga Han Efe, Serkan Sivri, Fatih Sen, Serkan Gokaslan, Serkan Topaloglu
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between inflammation and mortality after acute pulmonary embolism (APE) has previously been investigated with different variables (platelet/lymphocyte ratio, etc). OBJECTIVES: We investigated the predictive value of lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) for mortality in first 30 days after APE. METHODS: The study population included 264 APE patients of which 230 patients were survivors, 34 patients were non-survivors...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
E Dubie, G Pouzet, E Bohyn, C Meunier, A Wuyts, S Chateigner Coelsch, P Lesage, C Morvan, L Belle, G Vanzetto
In the emergency department, the management of patients with pulmonary embolism depends on the early mortality risk. Outpatient care is possible in low-risk patients. We present the existing scores and the strategy proposed by the North Alps Emergency Network, which uses the simplified PESI score (Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index) to select those low-risk patients, candidates for early discharge.
September 29, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Shayna Sarosiek, Denis Rybin, Janice Weinberg, Peter A Burke, George Kasotakis, J Mark Sloan
Importance: Trauma patients admitted to the hospital are at increased risk of bleeding and thrombosis. The use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in this population has been increasing, despite a lack of high-quality evidence to demonstrate their efficacy. Objective: To determine if IVC filter insertion in trauma patients affects overall mortality. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective cohort study used stratified 3:1 propensity matching to select a control population similar to patients who underwent IVC filter insertion at Boston Medical Center (a level I trauma center at Boston University School of Medicine) between August 1, 2003, and December 31, 2012...
September 28, 2016: JAMA Surgery
Dustin W Ballard, Ridhima Vemula, Uli K Chettipally, Mamata V Kene, Dustin G Mark, Andrew K Elms, James S Lin, Mary E Reed, Jie Huang, Adina S Rauchwerger, David R Vinson
OBJECTIVE: Adoption of clinical decision support (CDS) tools by clinicians is often limited by workflow barriers. We sought to assess characteristics associated with clinician use of an electronic health record-embedded clinical decision support system (CDSS). METHODS: In a prospective study on emergency department (ED) activation of a CDSS tool across 14 hospitals between 9/1/14 to 4/30/15, the CDSS was deployed at 10 active sites with an on-site champion, education sessions, iterative feedback, and up to 3 gift cards/clinician as an incentive...
2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
Selçuk Yazıcı, Tuncay Kırış, Ufuk S Ceylan, Şükrü Akyüz, Ahmet O Uzun, Recep Hacı, Sait Terzi, Abdullah Doğan, Ayşe Emre, Kemal Yeşilçimen
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponins and red cell distribution width (RDW) are associated with increased mortality in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). In this study, we aimed to investigate the accuracy of the combined use of troponin and RDW in predicting short-term mortality in acute PE patients. METHODS: The data of 201 patients with the diagnosis of acute PE were retrospectively analyzed. We obtained troponin-RDW scores (TR scores) using a combination of troponin and RDW values, and then evaluated this score's accuracy in predicting mortality in patients with acute PE...
September 19, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Mustafa Topuz, Mehmet Kaplan, Oguz Akkus, Omer Sen, Hatem Dilek Yunsel, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ozcan Erel, Mevlut Koc, Mustafa Gur
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of thiol/disulfide homeostasis in acute pulmonary embolism (APE) and investigate its compliance to show hospital mortality of patients with APE. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 173 participants including 113 patients with APE, and 60 healthy individuals were included in the study. APE group was categorized into two subgroups according to Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) clinic risk score (PESI low group [n=71, class 1-3] and PESI high group [n=42, class 4-5])...
August 23, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Kanako K Kumamaru, Sachin S Saboo, Ayaz Aghayev, Phoebe Cai, Carlos Gonzalez Quesada, Elizabeth George, Zoha Hussain, Tianrun Cai, Frank J Rybicki
BACKGROUND: The purpose is to develop a comprehensive risk-scoring system based on CT findings for predicting 30-day mortality after acute pulmonary embolism (PE), and to compare it with PE Severity Index (PESI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included consecutive 1698 CT pulmonary angiograms (CTPA) positive for acute PE performed at a single institution (2003-2010). Two radiologists independently assessed each study regarding clinically relevant findings and then performed adjudication...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Erin R Weeda, Christine G Kohn, W Frank Peacock, Gregory J Fermann, Concetta Crivera, Jeff R Schein, Craig I Coleman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare hospital length of stay (LOS) and hospital treatment costs in low-risk patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) anticoagulated with rivaroxaban or heparin bridging to warfarin therapy. DESIGN: Retrospective review of electronic health records and hospital billing records. SETTING: Large, teaching hospital in the northeastern United States. PATIENTS: One hundred ninety adults with objectively confirmed acute PE presenting to the emergency department between November 1, 2012, and May, 12, 2015, who were classified as low risk of early mortality and received anticoagulation with either rivaroxaban or heparin (i...
October 2016: Pharmacotherapy
Adam J Singer, Jim Xiang, Christopher Kabrhel, Gino J Merli, Charles Pollack, Victor F Tapson, Peter Wildgoose, W Frank Peacock
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Traditionally, patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) are admitted from the emergency department and treated with low molecular weight heparin followed by warfarin. Several studies now demonstrate that it is possible to identify low-risk PE patients that can safely be treated as outpatients. The advent of the direct-acting oral anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban has made it easier than ever to manage patients outside of the hospital. This paper describes the design of a randomized controlled trial aimed at testing the hypothesis that low-risk PE patients can be safely and effectively managed at home using rivaroxaban, resulting in fewer days of hospitalization than standard of care treatment...
August 18, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Eveline Hofmann, Andreas Limacher, Marie Méan, Nils Kucher, Marc Righini, Beat Frauchiger, Jürg-Hans Beer, Joseph Osterwalder, Markus Aschwanden, Christian M Matter, Martin Banyai, Michael Egloff, Olivier Hugli, Daniel Staub, Henri Bounameaux, Nicolas Rodondi, Drahomir Aujesky
BACKGROUND: The evidence on the prognostic value of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in elderly, hemodynamically stable patients with Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is limited. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of common echocardiographic signs of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and their prognostic impact in hemodynamically stable patients aged ≥65years with acute PE in a prospective multicenter cohort. METHODS: TTE was performed by cardiologists...
September 2016: Thrombosis Research
Giovanni Francesco Marangi, Francesco Segreto, Igor Poccia, Stefano Campa, Daniele Tosi, Daniela Lamberti, Paolo Persichetti
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism, a spectrum of diseases ranging from deep venous thrombosis to pulmonary embolism, is a major source of morbidity and mortality. The majority of cases described in plastic surgery involve abdominoplasty. Risk assessment and prophylaxis are paramount in such patients. General recommendations were recently developed, but the evidence in the literature was insufficient to prepare exhaustive guidelines regarding the medication, dosage, timing, or length of the prophylaxis...
July 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Christopher C Y Wong, Austin C C Ng, Jerrett K Lau, Vincent Chow, Andrew P Sindone, Leonard Kritharides
BACKGROUND: The prognostic influence of chest pain in patients presenting with pulmonary embolism has not been well defined. We investigated whether the presence of chest pain at presentation affected the mortality of patients with acute pulmonary embolism. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients admitted to a tertiary hospital with confirmed acute pulmonary embolism from 2000 to 2012, with study outcomes tracked using a state-wide death registry...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, Michael O Nguyen, Kai U Frerichs, Donovan Guttieres, William B Gormley, M Ali Aziz-Sultan, Rose Du
OBJECTIVE Although the prevalence of obesity is increasing rapidly both nationally and internationally, few studies have analyzed outcomes among obese patients undergoing cranial neurosurgery. The goal of this study, which used a nationwide data set, was to evaluate the association of both obesity and morbid obesity with treatment outcomes among patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH); in addition, the authors sought to analyze how postoperative complications for obese patients with SAH differ by the treatment modality used for aneurysm repair...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Yashwant Agrawal, Sandeep Patri, Hardik Chhatrala, Soji Joseph, Frank Saltiel, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Vishal Gupta
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious medical condition associated with major morbidity, mortality and economic burden. Preventable hospital readmissions are a major economic challenge for the healthcare organizations and identifying patient subsets at risk of readmission will help report the issue. This retrospective study was performed to determine demographic parameters and major diagnosis linked with 30day readmission after a PE. METHODS: Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data was used to extract data of patients discharged after PE during index admission for years 2009-2013...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Hernan Polo Friz, Chiara Buzzini, Annalisa Orenti, Veronica Punzi, Mauro Molteni, Laura Primitz, Luca Cavalieri d'Oro, Guido Arpaia, Patrizia Boracchi, Claudio Cimminiello
In a general population with acute Pulmonary Embolism (PE) elevated D-dimer concentrations associate with increased mortality. The aim of the study was to assess the ability of D-dimer to predict 30 and 90-days mortality in elderly patients with acute PE. Hemodynamically stable patients aged ≥65 years old with confirmed PE were included in this retrospective cohort study. A pulmonary computerized tomography angiography scan, D-dimer concentrations, simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI) variables and vital status were available for all patients...
October 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Efthymios D Avgerinos, Nathan L Liang, Omar M El-Shazly, Catalyn Toma, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the short-term and midterm outcomes of catheter-directed intervention (CDI) compared with anticoagulation (AC) alone in patients with submassive pulmonary embolism (sPE). METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all patients treated for sPE between January 2009 and October 2014. Two groups were identified on the basis of the therapy: AC and CDI. End points included complications, mortality, and change in echocardiographic parameters...
July 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
T M Berghaus, A Witkowska, T Wagner, C Faul, M Schwaiblmair, W von Scheidt
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might be an independent risk factor for acute pulmonary embolism (APE). AIM OF THE STUDY: A prospective cohort study was conducted to investigate if APE is sleep-related in untreated OSA syndrome or not. METHODS: 206 APE patients were evaluated by portable monitoring and polysomnography. APE symptoms which caused an arousal from sleep or occurred within the first hour after wake-up were considered to be sleep-related...
June 16, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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