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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913540/sickle-cell-disease-an-inherited-thrombophilia
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Ted Wun, Ann Brunson
Activation of the hemostatic system occurs in patients with sickle cell disease. The extent to which this activation contributes to sickle cell pathophysiology is uncertain. Clinical trials of anticoagulants or platelet inhibitors have demonstrated the ability to decrease biomarkers of hemostatic activation, but this has generally not resulted in improvement in clinically relevant outcomes. Venous thromboembolism (VTE: deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) has been until recently an underappreciated complication of sickle cell disease, with incident event and recurrence rates consistent with a strong thrombophilia...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913480/thrombosis-in-the-setting-of-cancer
#2
Michael B Streiff
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common cause of adverse outcomes in patients with cancer. The risk of VTE varies with cancer type, stage and grade, cancer therapy, and supportive care, as well as patient characteristics including age, ethnicity, and inherited and acquired comorbid conditions. VTE prophylaxis should be provided to all hospitalized cancer patients and high-risk outpatients. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) remains the first-line therapy for VTE in patients with active cancer. Anticoagulation should be continued as long as there is evidence of active disease or patients are receiving cancer treatment...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906452/primary-prophylaxis-for-venous-thromboembolism-in-ambulatory-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy
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Marcello Di Nisio, Ettore Porreca, Matteo Candeloro, Michele De Tursi, Ilaria Russi, Anne Ws Rutjes
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) often complicates the clinical course of cancer. The risk is further increased by chemotherapy, but the trade-off between safety and efficacy of primary thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy is uncertain. This is the second update of a review first published in February 2012. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of primary thromboprophylaxis for VTE in ambulatory cancer patients receiving chemotherapy compared with placebo or no thromboprophylaxis...
December 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900627/extended-duration-versus-short-duration-pharmacological-thromboprophylaxis-in-acutely-ill-hospitalized-medical-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Aaron Y L Liew, Siavash Piran, John W Eikelboom, James D Douketis
Extended-duration pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, for at least 28 days, is effective for the prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in high-risk surgical patients but is of uncertain benefit in hospitalized medical patients. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of extended-duration thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized medical patients. We conducted a systematic PubMed, Medline and EMBASE literature search until June 2016 and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials which compared extended-duration with short-duration thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized medical patients...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887932/assessing-national-provision-of-care-variability-in-bariatric-clinical-care-pathways
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Dana A Telem, Saniea F Majid, Kinga Powers, Eric DeMaria, John Morton, Daniel B Jones
BACKGROUND: The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee hypothesized that collecting and sharing clinical pathways could provide a valuable resource to new and existing bariatric programs. OBJECTIVE: To shed light on the variability in practice patterns across the country by analyzing pathways. SETTING: United States Centers of Excellence METHODS: From June 2014 to April 2015, clinical pathways pertaining to preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of bariatric patients were solicited from the ASMBS executive council (EC), QIPS committee members, and state chapter presidents...
August 3, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881830/repair-of-chronic-achilles-ruptures-has-a-high-incidence-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Mark J Bullock, William T DeCarbo, Mark H Hofbauer, Joshua D Thun
: Background Despite the low incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in foot and ankle surgery, some authors report a high incidence of symptomatic DVT following Achilles tendon rupture. The purpose of this study was to identify DVT risk factors inherent to Achilles tendon repair to determine which patients may benefit from prophylaxis. Methods One hundred and thirteen patient charts were reviewed following elective and nonelective Achilles tendon repair. For elective repair of insertional or noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy, parameters examined included lateral versus prone positioning and the presence versus absence of a flexor hallucis longus transfer...
November 23, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878663/prevention-and-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-solid-brain-neoplasms-results-of-a-survey-among-italian-physicians
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Nicola Mumoli, Stefano Barco, Marco Cei, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Mauro Campanini, Andrea Fontanella, Walter Ageno, Francesco Dentali
The decision concerning the introduction of primary and secondary prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with solid brain neoplasms and brain metastases is often challenging due to the concomitant increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage and to limited evidence from available literature. A standardized questionnaire composed of nine multiple-choice questions regarding primary VTE prevention in non-surgical patients during high-risk conditions and VTE secondary prevention in patients with a solid brain neoplasm or cerebral metastases was sent via electronic mail to all the members (n = 2420) of the Italian Federation of the Internal Medicine Hospital Executives' Associations (FADOI) in June 2015...
November 23, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866951/the-incidence-and-economic-burden-of-in-hospital-venous-thromboembolism-in-the-united-states
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Alisina Shahi, Antonia F Chen, Timothy L Tan, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Fatih Kucukdurmaz, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially preventable and costly complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The in-hospital incidence and economic burden of VTE following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in the United States is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine this issue. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was used to estimate the total number of THA, TKA, and VTE events using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision procedure codes from years 2002 to 2011...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853656/risk-factors-for-venous-thromboembolism-following-thoracolumbar-surgery-analysis-of-43-777-patients-from-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-2005-to-2012
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Arjun S Sebastian, Bradford L Currier, Sanjeev Kakar, Emily C Nguyen, Amy E Wagie, Elizabeth S Habermann, Ahmad Nassr
Study Design Retrospective clinical study of a prospectively collected, national database. Objective Determine the 30-day incidence, timing, and risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) following thoracolumbar spine surgery. Methods The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant Use File identified 43,777 patients who underwent thoracolumbar surgery from 2005 to 2012. Multiple patient characteristics were identified. The incidence and timing (in days) of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE) were determined...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851159/1523-multicenter-review-of-current-practices-associated-with-vte-prophylaxis-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Amee Bigelow, Katherine Flynn-O'Brien, Pippa Simpson, Mahua Dasgupta, Sheila Hanson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850733/1096-pharmacist-driven-use-of-thromboelastography-to-encourage-vte-prophylaxis-in-liver-failure-patients
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Chris Viesselmann, Jennifer Garber, Anne Rose, Jeffrey Fish
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830442/venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-risk-assessment-in-a-general-surgery-cohort-a-closed-loop-audit
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D M McGoldrick, H P Redmond
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potential source of morbidity and mortality in surgical in-patients. A number of guidelines exist that advise on prophylactic measures. We aimed to assess VTE prophylaxis prescribing practices and compliance with a kardex-based risk assessment tool in a general surgery population. METHODS: Data on general surgery in-patients were collected on two separate wards on two separate days. Drug kardexes were assessed for VTE prophylaxis measures and use of the risk assessment tool...
November 9, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823597/frequency-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-or-pulmonary-embolism-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-investigation-regardless-of-clinical-suspicion
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Vitor B Viana, Emanoel R Melo, Mario Terra-Filho, Luis A Dallan, Maria M Gonzalez, Ludhmila A Hajjar, Fabio B Jatene, Luiz A Cesar, Caio B Vianna
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE). Many surgeons and clinicians believe that VTE after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has little clinical significance because it is seldom diagnosed. This study aimed to identify VTE after CABG, independent of clinical suspicion. In this prospective, observational, single-center study, 100 patients underwent computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (multidetector-64) and lower extremity venous compressive ultrasound after elective CABG...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811198/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-edoxaban-for-vte-prophylaxis-post-orthopedic-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Lamia AlHajri, Sima Jabbari, Hind AlEmad, Khawla AlMahri, Maryam AlMahri, Noora AlKitbi
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication that manifests during and/or after hospitalization, as well as postsurgeries including orthopedic surgeries. Edoxaban is a new oral direct factor Xa inhibitor that has been recently approved for treating VTE in patients who have already been treated with a parenteral anticoagulant and for the prevention of stroke and non-central nervous system systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of edoxaban for VTE prophylaxis after lower limb orthopedic surgery...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810135/time-is-now-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-blunt-splenic-injury
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Amy M Kwok, James W Davis, Rachel C Dirks, Mary M Wolfe, Krista L Kaups
BACKGROUND: The safety and timing of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in patients with blunt splenic injuries is not well known. We hypothesized that early initiation of VTE prophylaxis does not increase failure of nonoperative management or transfusion requirements in these patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of trauma patients with blunt splenic injury was performed. Patients were compared based on initiation and timing of VTE prophylaxis (<24 hours, 24 to 48 hours, 48 to 72 hours, and >72 hours)...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808636/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-literature-review
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Esther Hanison, Kevin Corbett
AIM: To assess the relative clinical efficacy of different forms of non-pharmacological prophylaxis, intermittent pneumatic compression and graduated compression stockings in reducing the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients hospitalised following acute stroke. METHOD: This was a thematic synthesis of literature retrieved from a structured bibliographic search of: Medline, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Summon, British Nursing Index, NHS Evidence, Internurse...
October 19, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798194/lower-limb-immobilisation-and-venous-thromboembolism-risk-combined-case-control-studies
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Irene Braithwaite, Bridget Healy, Laird Cameron, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley
BACKGROUND: Evidence from randomised controlled trials shows that low-molecular-weight heparin is effective in reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the clinical setting of temporary lower limb immobilisation. Despite this, international guidelines are non-committal in advocating the use of anticoagulation in this clinical scenario. We determined the risk of VTE associated with lower limb immobilisation and the proportion of VTE events associated with lower limb immobilisation by undertaking a secondary analysis of two case-control studies that had used a similar methodology...
October 26, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789264/early-ambulation-and-prevention-of-post-operative-thrombo-embolic-risk
#18
P Talec, S Gaujoux, C M Samama
The prevention of post-operative risk of venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) is of fundamental importance, but preventive methods have progressed with the introduction of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), the development of ambulatory surgery and enhanced recovery programs (ERP) after surgery. Surgery is, inherently a trigger for venous thrombo-embolic disease, as is prolonged immobilization. However, the risk of VTE is very low following ambulatory surgery, especially in this selected population. ERP, consists of a set of measures to optimize the patient's peri-operative management while reducing length of stay, costs and morbidity and mortality; one measure is the encouragement of early ambulation...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788816/symptomatic-venous-thromboembolism-and-major-bleeding-after-renal-transplantation-should-we-use-pharmacologic-thromboprophylaxis
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D Musso, G I Robaina, A V Figueroa Córdoba, G D Martini, R A Albertini, C Chiurchiu, A H Tabares
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major health issue that may result in complications such as post-thrombotic syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and death. Appropriate thromboprophylaxis in individuals undergoing kidney transplantation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of symptomatic VTE and major bleeding within 90 days after renal transplantation (RT). METHODS: This was a retrospective study on consecutive patients undergoing RT at Hospital Privado Córdoba, Argentina, from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2013...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779993/initiating-a-standard-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-order-set-designed-to-improve-patient-outcomes-at-los-angeles-county-university-of-southern-california
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Daniel Gardner, Andrew Liman, Victoria Autelli, Casey O'Connell, Nicholas Testa, Glenn Ault
Improving patient safety is vital for all hospitals due to increasing public reporting and pay-for-performance reimbursement. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a leading cause of preventable mortality accounting for 5 per cent of inpatient deaths. The purpose of this study was to outline the process of implementing standard VTE prophylactic order sets in a 600-bed academic safety net hospital and assess the resulting change in patient outcomes. Outcomes were assessed by comparing the rate that eligible inpatients receive VTE prophylaxis and the rate of preventable VTE's compared with total VTE's...
October 2016: American Surgeon
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