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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924136/a-case-of-tracheobronchomalacia-mimicking-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Stefani M Schwartz, Katherine J Greco, Venugopal Reddy
BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism is a common acute postoperative complication and is associated with 100,000 deaths per year in the USA. Tracheobronchomalacia is an uncommon condition, which presents with similar symptoms to pulmonary embolism, including hypoxemia, tachycardia, and shortness of breath. We describe a case of a patient who presented with postoperative pulmonary symptoms that were initially thought to be due to pulmonary embolism. However, following imaging investigations these symptoms were found to be due to tracheobronchomalacia...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922233/endoscopic-versus-open-repair-for-craniosynostosis-in-infants-using-propensity-score-matching-to-compare-outcomes-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Douglas R Thompson, David Zurakowski, Charles M Haberkern, Paul A Stricker, Petra M Meier
BACKGROUND: The North American Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to evaluate outcomes in infants and children undergoing craniosynostosis repair. The goal of this multicenter study was to utilize this registry to assess differences in blood utilization, intensive care unit (ICU) utilization, duration of hospitalization, and perioperative complications between endoscopic-assisted (ESC) and open repair in infants with craniosynostosis...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904659/-pulmonary-embolism-at-the-university-hospital-campus-of-lome-togo-a-retrospective-study-about-51-cases
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Soulemane Pessinaba, Yaovi Dodzi Molba Atti, Soodougoua Baragou, Machihude Pio, Yaovi Afassinou, Mohamed Kpélafia, Edem Goeh-Akué, Findibé Damorou
INTRODUCTION: This study provides an analysis of the evolutionary, clinical and epidemiological aspects of pulmonary embolism at the University Hospital Campus of Lome. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, analytic and descriptive study over a period of 39 months (November 1 , 2011- January 31, 2015). All the medical records of patients hospitalized for PE in the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Campus were analyzed. RESULTS: The prevalence of PE was 3...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900890/high-level-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients-despite-early-and-well-driven-thromboprophylaxis-protocol
#4
S R Hamada, C Espina, T Guedj, R Buaron, A Harrois, S Figueiredo, J Duranteau
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most common preventable causes of in-hospital death in trauma patients surviving their injuries. We assessed the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill trauma patients, in the setting of a mature and early mechanical and pharmacological thromboprophylaxis protocol. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study on a cohort of patients from a surgical intensive care unit of a university level 1 trauma centre...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882336/comparison-of-in-hospital-outcomes-and-readmission-rates-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism-between-systemic-and-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-from-the-national-readmission-database
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Shilpkumar Arora, Sidakpal S Panaich, Nitesh Ainani, Varun Kumar, Nileshkumar J Patel, Byomesh Tripathi, Purav Shah, Nirali Patel, Sopan Lahewala, Abhishek Deshmukh, Apurva Badheka, Cindy Grines
There are sparse comparative data on in-hospital outcomes and readmission rates in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) who receive systemic thrombolytics versus catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT). The study cohort was derived from the National Readmission Database 2013 to 2014, subset of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Systemic and CDT were identified using appropriate International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862934/impact-of-spontaneous-extracranial-bleeding-events-on-health-state-utility-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-engage-af-timi-48-trial
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Kaijun Wang, Haiyan Li, Winghan J Kwong, Elliott M Antman, Christian T Ruff, Robert P Giugliano, David J Cohen, Elizabeth A Magnuson
BACKGROUND: The impact of different types of extracranial bleeding events on health-related quality of life and health-state utility among patients with atrial fibrillation is not well understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: The ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 (Effective Anticoagulation With Factor Xa Next Generation in Atrial Fibrillation-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 48) Trial compared edoxaban with warfarin with respect to the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853523/-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-at-the-department-of-internal-medicine
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Mohammed Suki, Limor Azulai Giter, Avishay Elis
BACKGROUND: Most of the data on atrial fibrillation is known from registries including mostly ambulatory patients. Less is known about atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized at departments of medicine. OBJECTIVES: To explore the characteristics of atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized at the departments of medicine, and their management during hospitalization, focusing on anticoagulation treatment. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted based on reviewing patient charts at the departments of medicine of a tertiary medical center...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820547/incidence-and-clinical-impact-of-cerebral-lesions-after-the-mitraclip%C3%A3-%C3%A2-procedure
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Sebastian Barth, Karsten Hamm, Stefan Fodor, Wilko Reents, Sebastian Kerber, Philipp Halbfass, Martina B Hautmann, Bernhard Schieffer, Hassan Soda
BACKGROUND: Clinically silent brain injury detected with cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is well known after various cardiovascular interventions. Thus far, only one study has examined the periprocedural risk of cerebral ischemic events in patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve reconstruction. The study aim was to examine the incidence and clinical impact of cerebral embolic events in patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve reconstruction using the MitraClip® system...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811871/do-all-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-need-long-term-anticoagulation
#9
Munish Sharma, Rohit Masih, Daniel A N Mascarenhas
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide with an estimated number of 2.7-6.1 million cases in the United States (US) alone. The incidence of AF is expected to increase 2.5 fold over the next 50 years in the US. The management of AF is complex and includes mainly three aspects; restoration of sinus rhythm, control of ventricular rate and prevention of systemic thromboembolism. AF as a cause of systemic embolization has been well known for many years, and majority of patients are on oral anticoagulants (OACs) to prevent this...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806035/a-primer-on-diagnostic-and-financial-implications-of-d-dimer-testing
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Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Sujithasree Ketineni, Randall Lamfers
Given the high incidence of deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) (300,000 to 600,000 per year in the U.S.) and the 30 percent mortality rate associated with undiagnosed PE, diagnostic evaluation is very important. One of the tools used to evaluate for DVT and PE is D-dimer testing. A negative D-dimer test, along with a low Wells clinical probability score, can safely rule out DVT/PE without the need for additional imaging. This approach can reduce cost; however, D-dimer testing is not indicated in all patients...
September 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791850/the-contribution-of-clinical-assessments-to-the-diagnostic-algorithm-of-pulmonary-embolism
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Onur Turan, Deniz Turgut, Turkan Gunay, Erkan Yilmaz, Ayse Turan, Atila Akkoclu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) is a major disease in respiratory emergencies. Thoracic CT angiography (CTA) is an important method of visualizing PE. Because of the high radiation and contrast exposure, the method should be performed selectively in patients in whom PE is suspected. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to identify the role of clinical scoring systems utilizing CTA results to diagnose PE. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study investigated 196 patients referred to the hospital emergency service in whom PE was suspected and CTA performed...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754807/balloon-assisted-coil-embolization-and-large-stent-delivery-for-cerebral-aneurysms-with-a-new-generation-of-dual-lumen-balloons-copernic-2l
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Adrien Guenego, Jean-Baptiste Zerlauth, Francesco Puccinelli, Steven Hajdu, David C Rotzinger, Felix Zibold, Eike I Piechowiak, Pasquale Mordasini, Jan Gralla, Tomas Dobrocky, Roy T Daniel, René Chapot, Pascal J Mosimann
INTRODUCTION: Dual coaxial lumen balloon microcatheters through which small stents can be delivered have recently been described. We report a series of a new type of dual lumen balloon catheter with a parallel lumen design enabling enhanced inflation and deflation properties through which larger stents may be deployed, including flow diverters (FD). METHODS: All aneurysms that were treated with a Copernic 2L (COP2L) dual lumen balloon catheter at our institution between February 2014 and December 2016 were assessed...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748679/quality-of-anticoagulation-with-warfarin-in-korean-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-prior-stroke-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
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Keun Sik Hong, Yang Ki Kim, Hee Joon Bae, Hyo Suk Nam, Sun U Kwon, Oh Young Bang, Jae Kwan Cha, Byung Woo Yoon, Joung Ho Rha, Byung Chul Lee, Jong Moo Park, Man Seok Park, Jun Lee, Jay Chol Choi, Dong Eog Kim, Kyung Bok Lee, Tai Hwan Park, Ji Sung Lee, Seong Eun Kim, Juneyoung Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The quality of anticoagulation is critical for ensuring the benefit of warfarin, but this has been less well studied in Korean ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed the data of patients who had an AF-related ischemic stroke and were treated with long-term warfarin therapy in 16 Korean centers. The quality of warfarin therapy was primarily assessed by the time in therapeutic range [TTR; international normalized ratio (INR), 2...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721321/correlation-of-ventilation-perfusion-v-q-scan-results-as-compared-with-clinical-probability-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-african-american-population
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Fasil Tiruneh, Ahmad Awan, Nicole Hunt, Nahom Tegegn, Daniel Larbi
Introduction Current guidelines suggest the use of the more specific Wells' score could safely reduce the number of unnecessary scans. There is a lack of research to support whether these guidelines apply to the African American population. This study aims to evaluate the correlation of clinical pretest probability of pulmonary embolism (PE) with ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan results in a predominantly African American population and to test whether current guidelines based on studies conducted in other populations hold true in this group...
June 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721003/patient-compliance-with-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-vte
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John Ross Blackwell, Parag Raval, John-Patrick Quigley, Amit Patel, Donald McBride
Venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) comprises pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and causes morbidity and mortality, particularly in trauma and orthopaedic patients. Prevalence of 0.9% and 1.2% respectively are reported, with mortality rates up to 13.8%. Chemical thromboprophylactic agents including low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) are considered cost effective in reducing VTE risk. Evidence for anti-platelets including Aspirin for VTE prophylaxis is less compelling and is not supported as monotherapy...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707499/performance-of-wells-score-to-predict-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-endurance-athletes
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Amanda L Zaleski, Beth A Taylor, Linda S Pescatello, Paul D Thompson, Craig Denegar
INTRODUCTION: There are an increasing number of reports describing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) in otherwise healthy endurance athletes. The Wells score is the most commonly used clinical prediction rule to diagnose DVT/PE in clinical populations. However, the Wells score may have limited utility for recognition of DVT/PE in athletes, contributing to missed or delayed diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: We performed an analysis of the ability of the Wells score to identify DVT/PE events in athletes through a review of published case reports...
July 21, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700711/non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-are-non-inferior-for-stroke-prevention-but-cause-fewer-major-bleedings-than-well-managed-warfarin-a-retrospective-register-study
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Vilhelm Sjögren, Björn Byström, Henrik Renlund, Peter J Svensson, Jonas Oldgren, Bo Norrving, Anders Själander
BACKGROUND: For patients with atrial fibrillation, non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants, or NOACs (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, edoxaban, and apixaban) have been proven non-inferior or superior to warfarin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism, and in risk of haemorrhage. In the pivotal NOAC studies, quality of warfarin treatment was poor with mean time in therapeutic range (TTR) 55-65%, compared with ≥70% in Swedish clinical practice. METHODS: We compared NOACs (as a group) to warfarin in non-valvular atrial fibrillation, studying all 12,694 patients starting NOAC treatment within the Swedish clinical register and dosing system Auricula, from July 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014, and matching them to 36,317 patients starting warfarin using propensity scoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683951/diagnosis-and-exclusion-of-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Jeffrey A Kline
BACKGROUND: Failure to test for pulmonary embolism (PE) can be a lethal mistake, but PE and produces symptoms similar to many other diseases. Overtesting for PE has negative consequences. OBJECTIVES: Use published evidence to create a rationale and safe diagnostic approach for ambulatory and emergency patients with suspected PE in 2017. FINDINGS: Pulmonary embolism need not be pursued in patients with no symptoms of PE in the present or recent history (dyspnea, chest pain, cough or syncope), and always normal vital signs...
June 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677845/detection-of-peripheral-embolic-consolidations-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-no-evidence-of-pulmonary-embolism-on-computed-tomography-a-pilot-study
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C Trenker, J C Apitzsch, S Pastor, S Bartelt, A Neesse, C Goerg
AIM: To investigate the value of B-mode imaging and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) but no evidence of central PE on CT. METHODS: Between May 2004 and February 2015, we included in this retrospective study 19 patients with a risk profile for PE according to their Wells' score, sonographic patterns of peripheral embolic consolidations (EC) on B-mode-imaging and CEUS (ie, missing or inhomogeneous enhancement of the pleural lesions), and exclusion of central PE by CT within 1 week of CEUS...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662607/integrating-fat-embolism-syndrome-scoring-indices-in-sickle-cell-disease-a-practice-management-review
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Keneisha Bailey, Jagila Wesley, Adebayo Adeyinka, Louisdon Pierre
Fat embolism syndrome (FES) has been described in the literature as a rare complication of sickle cell disease (SCD). A review article published in 2005 reported 24 cases of FES associated with SCD. In many cases, a definitive diagnosis of FES in SCD is made on autopsy because of the lack of early recognition and the paucity of sensitive and specific testing for this syndrome. Patients with FES usually have a fulminant, rapidly deteriorating clinical course with mortality occurring within the first 24 hours...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
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