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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656169/international-multicenter-evaluation-of-a-new-d-dimer-assay-for-the-exclusion-of-venous-thromboembolism-using-standard-and-age-adjusted-cut-offs
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Blair Alden Parry, Anna Marie Chang, Sebastian M Schellong, Stacey L House, Gregory J Fermann, Erin K Deadmon, Nicholas J Giordano, Yuchiao Chang, Jason Cohen, Nancy Robak, Adam J Singer, Mary Mulrow, Ellen T Reibling, Samuel Francis, S Michelle Griffin, Jürgen H Prochaska, Barbara Davis, Patricia McNelis, Joao Delgado, Philipp Kümpers, Nikos Werner, Nina T Gentile, Eli Zeserson, Philipp S Wild, Alexander T Limkakeng, Elizabeth Lea Walters, Frank LoVecchio, Daniel Theodoro, Judd E Hollander, Christopher Kabrhel
INTRODUCTION: We sought to determine the test characteristics of an automated INNOVANCE D-dimer assay for the exclusion of pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in emergency department (ED) patients using standard and age-adjusted cut-offs. METHODS: Cross-sectional, international, multicenter study of consecutive patients with suspected DVT or PE in 24 centers (18 USA, 6 Europe). Evaluated patients had low or intermediate Wells PE or DVT scores...
April 5, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653390/fondaparinux-versus-nadroparin-for-thromboprophylaxis-following-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jieqiong Song, Lizhen Xuan, Wei Wu, Yaxing Shen, Lijie Tan, Ming Zhong
BACKGROUND: The methodology of thromboprophylaxis post minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is unclear. Thus, we compared the efficacy and safety of fondaparinux and nadroparin on the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after MIE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, treatment-controlled study. Consecutive patients undergoing MIE randomly received a single dose of either nadroparin 2850 AxaIU (Group H) or fondaparinux 2.5 mg (Group F) daily...
April 4, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652041/-alternating-pneumocompression-effective-physiotherapeutic-method-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-of-medium-and-high-risk-in-the-acute-period-of-the-stroke
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I Y Galyaev
BACKGROUND: the patients presenting with severe post-stroke in the acute period of this condition are characterized by the high risk of venous thromboembolic complications (VTEC), with the most dangerous of them being pulmonary embolism that makes an appreciable contribution to the mortality rate of such patients at the hospital stage of their treatment. Among the physical methods for the prevention of VTE, such as wearing graduated compression stockings (GCS), myoelectrostimulation (MES), pneumatic intermittent compression (PIC), only the latter technique has been shown to be efficient when applied for the treatment of surgical patients during the post-stroke period with the level of evidence 2B and the very uncertain parameters of the impact...
April 9, 2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651653/intraosseous-venous-malformation-of-the-zygomatico-orbital-complex-case-report-and-literature-review-with-focus-on-confusions-in-vascular-lesion-terms
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Zoltán Fábián, György Szabó, Cecilia Petrovan, Karin Ursula Horváth, Botond Babicsák, Kálmán Hüttl, Zsolt Németh, Sándor Bogdán
Intraosseous vascular malformations (VascM) of the facial skeleton are rare entities, raising difficulties even today in their treatment. We present a case for zygomatic intraosseous venous malformation of traumatic etiology with growth dynamics presentation and a multidisciplinary treatment approach, with intravascular embolization surgical ablation and primary reconstructruction using a titanium patient-specific implant (PSI), and a review of the literature for intraosseous vascular lesions of the facial skeleton focusing on the diagnostic syntagms used by the involved medical personnel, to shed light on the confusions over these terms...
April 13, 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650978/percutaneous-closure-of-left-atrial-appendage-significantly-affects-lipidome-metabolism
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G Yücel, M Behnes, C Barth, A Wenke, B Sartorius, K Mashayekhi, B Yazdani, T Bertsch, J Rusnak, A Saleh, U Hoffmann, C Fastner, S Lang, X Zhou, K Sattler, M Borggrefe, I Akin
Patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and a high risk for oral anticoagulation can be treated by percutaneous implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices (LAAC) to reduce the risk of cardio-embolic stroke. This study evaluates whether LAAC may influence lipid metabolism, which has never been investigated before. Patients with successful LAAC were included consecutively. Venous peripheral blood samples of patients were collected immediately before (T0, baseline) and 6 months after (T1, mid-term) LAAC...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650544/evaluation-and-management-of-right-sided-heart-failure-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Marvin A Konstam, Michael S Kiernan, Daniel Bernstein, Biykem Bozkurt, Miriam Jacob, Navin K Kapur, Robb D Kociol, Eldrin F Lewis, Mandeep R Mehra, Francis D Pagani, Amish N Raval, Carey Ward
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The diverse causes of right-sided heart failure (RHF) include, among others, primary cardiomyopathies with right ventricular (RV) involvement, RV ischemia and infarction, volume loading caused by cardiac lesions associated with congenital heart disease and valvular pathologies, and pressure loading resulting from pulmonic stenosis or pulmonary hypertension from a variety of causes, including left-sided heart disease. Progressive RV dysfunction in these disease states is associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
April 12, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645405/outcomes-following-a-negative-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-according-to-pulmonary-embolism-prevalence-a-meta-analysis-of-the-management-outcome-studies
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D Belzile, S Jacquet, L Bertoletti, Y Lacasse, C Lambert, J C Lega, S Provencher
BACKGROUND: Outcomes studies have reported the safety of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) as a stand-alone imaging to rule out pulmonary embolism (PE). Whether this can be applied to all clinical probabilities remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: We performed a meta-analysis to determine the proportion of patients with venous thromboembolic events (VTE) despite a negative CTPA according to pretest PE prevalence. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library (1/1990 to 5/2017) for outcomes studies recruiting patients with suspected PE using CTPA as a diagnostic strategy...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643632/venous-gas-embolism-in-operative-hysteroscopy-a-devastating-complication-in-a-relatively-simple-surgery
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Amit Verma, Madhu Pandey Singh
Venous air embolism can be a catastrophic iatrogenic complication during operative hysteroscopy and makes this simple surgical procedure very risky, especially with the lack of knowledge about its prevention, presentation, and immediate management. Three out of 13 hysteroscopic myoma resections at our center had venous gas embolism (VGE). The prevention, diagnosis, and management of VGE are described in this report of three cases.
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642798/a-retrospective-study-of-a-new-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-glue-ablation-catheter-incorporated-with-application-guiding-light-for-the-treatment-of-venous-insufficiency-twelve-month-results
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Turhan Yavuz, Altay Nihat Acar, Huseyin Aydın, Evren Ekingen
Objective This study aims to present the early results of a retrospective study of the use of novel n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (VenaBlock)-based nontumescent endovenous ablation with a guiding light for the treatment of patients with varicose veins. Methods Patients with lower limb venous insufficiency were treated with n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (VenaBlock Venous Closure System) between April 2016 and July 2016. The study enrolled adults aged 21-70 years with symptomatic moderate to severe varicosities (C2-C4b) and great saphenous vein reflux lasting longer than 0...
January 1, 2018: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629359/extended-duration-treatment-of-superficial-vein-thrombosis-of-the-lower-limbs-with-tinzaparin
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Konstantinos M Nikolakopoulos, Stavros K Kakkos, Chrysanthi P Papageorgopoulou, Ioannis A Tsolakis
Purpose: To identify risk factors for recurrent thromboembolic events (RTEs) and define the optimum duration of treatment with tinzaparin in patients with superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) of the lower limbs. Materials and Methods: A total of 147 consecutive patients with significant SVT were treated with subcutaneously administered tinzaparin. The composite primary endpoint of the study was RTE, deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) at 120 days...
March 2018: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628683/short-term-outcomes-of-long-duration-versus-short-duration-tourniquet-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Raju Vaishya, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Vipul Vijay, Manish Kumar Tiwari
Introduction: A tourniquet is used during the total knee replacement surgery to improve the visibility, to reduce the blood loss and for better cementation. Indirectly it decreases the duration of surgery and enhances the recovery of the patient. Their use however is controversial due to some side effects associated with the use of tourniquet. They may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism by causing venous stasis, endothelial damage and increased platelet adhesion secondary to distal limb ischemia...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628618/female-pelvic-vascular-malformations
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REVIEW
Aparna Annam
Vascular malformations are classified primarily according to their flow characteristics, slow flow (lymphatic and venous) or fast flow (arteriovenous). They can occur anywhere in the body but have a unique presentation when affecting the female pelvis. With a detailed clinical history and the proper imaging studies, the correct diagnosis can be made and the best treatment can be initiated. Lymphatic and venous malformations are often treated with sclerotherapy while arteriovenous malformations usually require embolization...
March 2018: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628594/an-unusual-case-of-a-parturient-with-uncorrected-pentalogy-of-fallot-presenting-for-elective-cesarean-section-delivery-of-twins
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Ying Ci Ho, Sek Koon Boey, Abey Matthew Varughese Mathews, Hooi Geok See, Nian Chih Hwang
We present a 31-year-old primigravida with uncorrected pentalogy of Fallot, pregnant with monochorionic-diamniotic twins, undergoing elective lower segment cesarean section at 36 weeks gestation. Preoperative workup included a transthoracic echocardiogram which revealed a large ventricular septal defect of 1.8 cm with bidirectional shunting, a moderate size atrial septal defect of 1.8 cm with predominant left-to-right shunting, an overriding aorta, moderate right ventricular hypertrophy, and severe pulmonary valve stenosis...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628300/long-term-outcomes-of-selective-renal-artery-embolization-for-renal-arteriovenous-fistulae-with-dilated-venous-sac
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Yasushi Kimura, Keigo Osuga, Yusuke Ono, Tetsuro Nakazawa, Hiroki Higashihara, Noriyuki Tomiyama
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the role of selective renal artery embolization for renal arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) with dilated venous sac. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2002 and 2015, 14 patients (7 men and 7 women; mean age, 60 years) with a single renal AVF with dilated venous sac underwent selective renal artery embolization. Three patients presented with gross hematuria, 4 presented with occult blood in urine, and 1 presented with chronic heart failure...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627790/embolization-of-a-cavernous-carotid-fistula-through-the-vein-of-labb%C3%A3-a-new-alternative-transvenous-access-route
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Angelos Aristeidis Konstas, Alice Song, Julia Song, Aristomenis Thanos, Ian B Ross
Endovascular treatment of carotid cavernous fistulas (CCFs) via a transvenous approach is standard, but in rare cases this approach is challenging due to absence or thrombosis of the commonly used venous routes. A 61-year-old woman presented with a symptomatic CCF with all but one of the venous access routes to the CCF thrombosed, leaving an engorged superficial middle cerebral vein (SMCV) as the only venous outflow from the cavernous sinus. Access to the CCF was made possible after careful navigation of the sigmoid sinus, the vein of Labbé and the SMCV, bypassing the need for surgical access to the SMCV or for a direct transorbital puncture...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613956/optimal-timing-of-initiation-of-thromboprophylaxis-in-spine-trauma-managed-operatively-a-nationwide-propensity-matched-analysis-of-trauma-quality-improvement-program
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Muhammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Khan, Terence O'Keeffe, Nina Pollack, Mohammad Hamidi, Narong Kulvatunyou, Joseph V Sakran, Lynn Gries, Bellal Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Patients with spinal trauma are at high-risk for venous-thromboembolism(VTE). Guidelines recommend prophylactic anticoagulation but they are unclear on timing of initiation of thromboprophylaxis. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of early vs late initiation of venous thromboprophylaxis in patients with spinal trauma who underwent operative intervention. METHODS: We performed a 2-year (2013-14) review of patients with isolated spine trauma (S-AIS≥3 and no other injury in another body region with AIS>2) who underwent operative intervention and received thromboprophylaxis post-operatively...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608809/chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-from-the-perspective-of-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
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REVIEW
Frederikus A Klok, Marion Delcroix, Harm Jan Bogaard
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare but feared long-term complication of acute pulmonary embolism (PE), although CTEPH may occur in patients with no history of symptomatic venous thromboembolism. It represents the most severe presentation of the so-called 'post-PE syndrome', a phenomenon of permanent functional limitations after PE caused by deconditioning after PE or ventilatory or circulatory impairment due to unresolved pulmonary artery thrombi. Because the post-PE syndrome may occur in up to 50% of PE survivors, and CTEPH tends to have an insidious and non-specific clinical presentation, CTEPH is often not diagnosed or diagnosed after very long delay...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602488/femoral-arterial-and-central-venous-catheters-in-the-trauma-resuscitation-room
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S R Hamada, M Fromentin, M Ronot, T Gauss, A Harrois, J Duranteau, C Paugam-Burtz
BACKGROUND: Arterial and central venous femoral catheters (fAC-CVC) use during the initial management of severe trauma patients is not a standard technique in most trauma centers. Arguments in favor of their use are: continuous monitoring of blood pressure, safe drug administration, easy blood sampling and potentially large bore venous access. The lack of evidence makes the practice heterogeneous. The aim of the present study was to describe the use and complications of fAC-CVC in the trauma bay in two centers where they are routinely used...
March 23, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602444/tromboc-t-working-group-recommendations-for-management-in-patients-receiving-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Pável Olivera, Miren Gabilondo, Mireia Constans, Dolors Tàssies, Esther Plensa, Verónica Pons, Germán Las Heras, Carmen Jiménez, Desirée Campoy, Anna Bustins, Artur Oliver, Cristina Marzo, Tania Canals, Anna Varela, Marc Sorigue, Eva Sánchez, Gabriela Ene, Granada Perea, Laura Vicente, Meritxell López, María Cerdá, Erik Johansson, M Reyes Aguinaco, Nazly Santos, José Mateo, Joan Carles Reverter, Ángel Moya, Amparo Santamaría
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In recent years, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have become an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) as well as for prevention and treatment of deep venous thrombosis. Pivotal trials have demonstrated non-inferiority and potential superiority compared to warfarin, which increases the options of anticoagulant treatment. In our setting, the Anticoagulant Treatment Units (ATUs) and Primary Care Centres (PCCs) play an important role in the education, follow-up, adherence control and management in special situations of anticoagulated patients...
March 27, 2018: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600912/reduced-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-with-the-use-of-intermittent-pneumatic-compression-after-craniotomy-a-randomized-controlled-prospective-study
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Julian Prell, Grit Schenk, Bettina-Maria Taute, Christian Scheller, Christian Marquart, Christian Strauss, Stefan Rampp
OBJECTIVE The term "venous thromboembolism" (VTE) subsumes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. The incidence of DVT after craniotomy was reported to be as high as 50%. Even clinically silent DVT may lead to potentially fatal pulmonary embolism. The risk of VTE is correlated with duration of surgery, and it appears likely that it develops during surgery. The present study aimed to evaluate intraoperative use of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) of the lower extremity for prevention of VTE in patients undergoing craniotomy...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
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