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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930804/venous-thromboembolism-in-gynecological-malignancy
#1
Abigail Cohen, Chung Sim Lim, Alun Huw Davies
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a recognized complication of gynecological malignancy and represents a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. The review aimed to discuss the incidence, risk factors, and clinical presentation of VTE before examining the literature on the diagnosis, prevention, and management in the context of uterine, cervical, ovarian, and vulval cancers. METHODS/MATERIALS: A literature search was performed using Ovid Medline and Embase with the following words: "gynecological malignancy," "pelvic tumor," "venous thromboembolism," "deep vein thrombosis" and "pulmonary embolism...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926093/pulmonary-hypertension-molecular-aspects-of-current-therapeutic-intervention-and-future-direction
#2
Taruna Katyal Arora, Amit KumarArora, Monika Katyal Sachdeva, Satyendra Kumar Rajput, Arun Kumar Sharma
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a life-threatening lung disorder with towering prevalence and risk for future has been gradually rising worldwide. Even, no specific medications are available for pulmonary hypertension; various classes of treatment based upon the origin and magnitude of hypertension are still used for the treatment of PH. Consideration of molecular or signaling modulation is the imperative approach that can offer a new notion for prevalent pharmacotherapeutic agents. Instead of concurrent targets, including endothelin receptor antagonists (ETA/ETB), phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDF-5), calcium channel blockers, anticoagulants, diuretics and long acting prostacyclin analogue, recent scientific reports revealed the numerous potential alternative therapeutic approaches that can significantly target the pathological signaling alteration associated with PH...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887767/management-of-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#3
REVIEW
Roland Veltkamp, Jan Purrucker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review the current evidence for medical and surgical treatments of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). RECENT FINDINGS: Therapy with hemostatic agents (e.g. factor VIIa and tranexamic acid) if started early after bleeding onset may reduce hematoma expansion, but their clinical effectiveness has not been shown. Rapid anticoagulation reversal with prothrombin concentrates (PCC) plus vitamin K is the first choice in vitamin K antagonist-related ICH...
September 8, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884671/detection-of-fungal-pathogens-by-a-new-broad-range-real-time-pcr-assay-targeting-the-fungal-its2-region
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Iris Zeller, Claudia Schabereiter-Gurtner, Verena Mihalits, Brigitte Selitsch, Wolfgang Barousch, Alexander M Hirschl, Athanasios Makristathis, Birgit Willinger
PURPOSE: The rise in the incidence of fungal infections and the expanding spectrum of fungal pathogens make early and broad detection of fungal pathogens essential. In the present study, a panfungal real-time PCR assay for the broad-range detection of fungal DNA (Fungi assay) in a wide variety of clinical specimens was developed. METHODOLOGY: Our in-house, HybProbe real-time PCR assay targets the ITS2 region of fungal DNA. The applicability was evaluated by testing 105 clinical samples from 98 patients with suspected fungal infection...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867127/utilization-of-standard-and-target-specific-oral-anticoagulants-among-adults-in-the-united-kingdom-with-incident-atrial-fibrillation
#5
Todd A Durham, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Anthony J Viera, Jason P Fine, Jayanti Mukherjee, Morris Weinberger, Stacie B Dusetzina
New oral anticoagulants (OACs) and updated risk stratification have the potential to improve the quality of care for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). To describe the time from AF diagnosis to the initiation of an OAC, characteristics associated with treatment, and the incidence of switching OACs, we conducted this retrospective cohort study of 23,018 adults with incident AF receiving care between 2010 and 2014 in 647 primary care practices participating in the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
August 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855397/inflammatory-monocytes-expressing-tissue-factor-drive-siv-and-hiv-coagulopathy
#6
Melissa E Schechter, Bruno B Andrade, Tianyu He, George Haret Richter, Kevin W Tosh, Benjamin B Policicchio, Amrit Singh, Kevin D Raehtz, Virginia Sheikh, Dongying Ma, Egidio Brocca-Cofano, Cristian Apetrei, Russel Tracy, Ruy M Ribeiro, Alan Sher, Ivo M B Francischetti, Ivona Pandrea, Irini Sereti
In HIV infection, persistent inflammation despite effective antiretroviral therapy is linked to increased risk of noninfectious chronic complications such as cardiovascular and thromboembolic disease. A better understanding of inflammatory and coagulation pathways in HIV infection is needed to optimize clinical care. Markers of monocyte activation and coagulation independently predict morbidity and mortality associated with non-AIDS events. We identified a specific subset of monocytes that express tissue factor (TF), persist after virological suppression, and trigger the coagulation cascade by activating factor X...
August 30, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844343/inclusion-of-elderly-or-frail-patients-in-randomized-controlled-trials-of-targeted-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
#7
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Amandine Gouverneur, Francesco Salvo, Driss Berdaï, Nicholas Moore, Annie Fourrier-Réglat, Pernelle Noize
Treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) has been modified since the launching of targeted therapies. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is common in elderly patients; their representation in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is thus crucial. This study aimed to evaluate and quantify the inclusion of elderly/frail patients in RCTs of targeted therapies in mCRC. A systematic review using Medline, Scopus, Cochrane Database and ISI Web of Science was performed to identify all phase II/III RCTs of bevacizumab, cetuximab, panitumumab, regorafenib and aflibercept in mCRC until January 2015...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818261/contemporary-medical-therapies-of-atherosclerotic-carotid-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Suk F Cheng, Martin M Brown
Contemporary medical therapy consists of identification and treatment of all patient-modifiable vascular risk factors. Specific atherosclerotic disease therapies are designed to reduce the risk of thrombosis, and the disease progression in order to reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events. Contemporary medical management emphasizes the need to support the patient in achieving lifestyle modifications and to adjust medication to achieve individualized target values for specific quantifiable risk factors...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808492/assessment-of-anti-factor-xa-activity-of-enoxaparin-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-morbidly-obese-surgical-patients
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Nouf Al Otaib, Zohour Bootah, Maha A Al Ammari, Tariq M Aldebasi, Abdulmalik M Alkatheri, Shmeylan A Al Harbi, Salah M AbuRuz, Abdulkareem M AlBekairy
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be encountered by 60% of hospitalized patients. Anticoagulants have been recommended to reduce the risk of VTE in patients with risk factors. However, no specific dosing recommendations for obese patients are provided in the current practice guidelines. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of weight-based dosing of enoxaparin for VTE prophylaxis among morbidly obese patients undergoing surgery. METHODS: Adult patients were enrolled if they have a body mass index (BMI) of ≥35 kg/m(2) and were scheduled for surgery...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808190/cholesterol-crystal-embolization-following-plaque-rupture-a-systemic-disease-with-unusual-features
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Firas Ghanem, Deepthi Vodnala, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Sridevi Durga, Noah Thormeier, Prem Subramaniyam, Scott Abela, George S Abela
Cholesterol crystal embolic (CCE) syndrome is often a clinically challenging condition that has a poor prognostic implication. It is a result of plaque rupture with release of cholesterol crystals into the circulation that embolize into various tissue organs. Plaque rupture seems to be triggered by an expanding necrotic core during cholesterol crystallization forming sharp tipped crystals that perforate and tear the fibrous cap. Embolizing cholesterol crystals then initiate both local and systemic inflammation that eventually lead to vascular fibrosis and obstruction causing symptoms that can mimic other vasculitic conditions...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803708/anti-phospholipid-syndrome-current-opinion-on-mechanisms-involved-laboratory-characterization-and-diagnostic-aspects
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REVIEW
Jean Amiral, Marie Peyrafitte, Claire Dunois, Anne Marie Vissac, Jerard Seghatchian
Anti-phospholipid syndrome is a complex and severe clinical situation, associated with symptoms such as recurrent thrombosis, arterial or venous, at any site, pregnancy loss, and other related syndromes. These clinical burdens, are highly variable from patient to patient, and are associated with biological abnormalities, such as the presence of the Lupus Anticoagulant or phospholipid dependent antibodies, confirmed on two occasions at least 12 weeks apart. From the diagnosis standpoint, both, functional (clotting) or immunological assays, are difficult to standardize and to optimize, due to the absence of reference material, or a characteristic clinical group, and international reference preparations...
July 15, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765760/study-design-of-general-general-practitioners-and-embolism-prevention-in-nvaf-patients-treated-with-rivaroxaban-real-life-evidence-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-in-primary-care-physicians-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-in
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Kengo Kusano, Masaharu Akao, Hikari Tsuji, Kunihiko Matsui, Shinya Hiramitsu, Yutaka Hatori, Hironori Odakura
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban, a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC), has become available for stroke prevention in patients with non-valular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). However, little is known about its effectiveness and safety when prescribed by general practitioners in real-life settings. METHODS: GENERAL is a multicenter, prospective, non-interventional observational study of patients receiving rivaroxaban for NVAF in daily clinical practice prescribed specifically by general practitioners...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754397/contemporary-atrial-fibrillation-management-a-comparison-of-the-current-aha-acc-hrs-ccs-and-esc-guidelines
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REVIEW
Jason G Andrade, Laurent Macle, Stanley Nattel, Atul Verma, John Cairns
In this article we compare and contrast the current recommendations, and highlight the important differences, in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society, European Society of Cardiology, and Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines. Although many of the recommendations of the various societies are similar, there are important differences in the methodologies underlying their development and the specific content. Specifically, key differences can be observed in: (1) the definition of nonvalvular AF, which subsequently affects anticoagulation choices and candidacy for non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants; (2) the symptom score used to guide management decisions and longitudinal patient profiling; (3) the stroke risk stratification algorithm used to determine indications for oral anticoagulant therapy; (4) the role of acetylsalicylic acid in stroke prevention in AF; (5) the antithrombotic regimens used in the context of coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, and percutaneous coronary intervention; (6) the rate control target and medications recommended to achieve the target; and (7) the role of "first-line" catheter ablation, open surgical ablation, and left atrial appendage exclusion...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740586/mechanical-valve-thrombosis-on-rivaroxaban-are-novel-anticoagulants-really-an-option
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Vishesh Kumar, Shawn Kelly, Amol Raizada, Jimmy Yee, Amornpol Anuwatworn, Adam Stys, Maria Stys
This is a case of a 54-year-old female with a history of mechanical aortic valve replacement who presented in cardiogenic shock. Her primary care provider started her on rivaroxaban for anticoagulation therapy. An urgent transesophageal echocardiogram revealed a significant gradient and thrombosis on one leaflet of the valve that was immobile. Given that she was not a surgical candidate, she underwent thrombolysis. However, she later died due to complications from the thrombotic valve. The utility of target-specific oral anticoagulants has yet to be established in clinical practice...
April 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724512/the-health-buddies-app-as-a-novel-tool-to-improve-adherence-and-knowledge-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-a-pilot-study
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Lien Desteghe, Kiki Kluts, Johan Vijgen, Pieter Koopman, Dagmara Dilling-Boer, Joris Schurmans, Paul Dendale, Hein Heidbuchel
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes an important risk for stroke, especially in an ageing population. A new app (Health Buddies) was developed as a tool to improve adherence to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in an elderly AF population by providing a virtual contract with their grandchildren, spelling out daily challenges for both. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and usability of the Health Buddies app in AF patients...
July 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683729/crrtnet-a-prospective-multi-national-observational-study-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-practices
#16
Michael Heung, Sean M Bagshaw, Andrew A House, Luis A Juncos, Robin Piazza, Stuart L Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is the recommended modality of dialysis for critically ill patients with hemodynamic instability. Yet there remains significant variability in how CRRT is prescribed and delivered, and limited evidence-basis to guide practice. METHODS: This is a prospective, multi-center observational study of patients undergoing CRRT. Initial enrollment phase will occur at 4 academic medical centers in North America over 5 years, with a target enrollment of 2000 patients...
July 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662704/thrombocytopenia-induced-by-dabigatran-two-case-reports
#17
Hyun Goo Kang, Seung Jae Lee, Ji Yeon Chung, Jin Sung Cheong
BACKGROUND: Vitamin K inhibitors (e.g. warfarin) and indirect thrombin inhibitors (e.g. heparin) are widely used to prevent thromboembolic disorders (e.g. myocardial infarction, venous thromboembolism, and stroke). These agents have been mainstays of anticoagulation for people older than 60 years. However, their administration is associated with a risk of bleeding and requires careful monitoring of patients. Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), such as dabigatran, are significantly safer in preventing thromboembolism than warfarin and heparin (sporadically causes thrombocytopenia) and are more specific for their target protein, thrombin...
June 29, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650000/andexanet-alfa-a-recombinant-mimetic-of-human-factor-xa-for-the-reversal-of-anticoagulant-therapies
#18
REVIEW
G Escolar, M Diaz-Ricart, E Arellano-Rodrigo
Activated coagulation factor X (FXa) is a common target for classic and newer anticoagulants. Parenteral anticoagulants with an indirect inhibitory action on FXa (low-molecular-weight heparins) have a well-established clinical efficacy in the prophylaxis and therapy of thromboembolic conditions. More recently developed direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have emerged as a new class of antithrombotic drugs. Rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban are direct inhibitors of FXa approved for the management of venous thromboembolism and stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation...
May 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639598/haematological-profile-of-patients-with-mixed-phenotype-acute-leukaemia-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-north-india
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Manupriya Sharma, Man Updesh Singh Sachdeva, Parveen Bose, Neelam Varma, Subhash Varma, R K Marwaha, Pankaj Malhotra
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Mixed-phenotype acute leukaemia (MPAL) is a rare neoplasm with no definite treatment protocols and a distinctly poor outcome. Advancement in polychromatic flow cytometry has made its identification easier. This prospective study was designed to identify cases of MPAL and study their clinical presentation and haematological profile in a tertiary care hospital in north India. METHODS: Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-anticoagulated bone marrow aspirate samples of patients diagnosed as acute leukaemia (AL) on the basis of morphology were utilized for immunophenotyping...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632925/a-kallikrein-targeting-rna-aptamer-inhibits-the-intrinsic-pathway-of-coagulation-and-reduces-bradykinin-release
#20
K-A Steen Burrell, J Layzer, B A Sullenger
Essentials Kallikrein amplifies contact activation and is a potential target for preventing thrombosis. We developed and characterized a kallikrein aptamer using convergent evolution and kinetic assays. Kall1-T4 prolongs intrinsic clotting time by inhibiting factor XIIa-mediated prekallikrein activation. Kall1-T4 decreases high-molecular-weight kininogen cleavage and bradykinin release. SUMMARY: Background Plasma kallikrein is a serine protease that plays an integral role in many biological processes, including coagulation, inflammation, and fibrinolysis...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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