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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088950/neurosurgical-applications-of-viscoelastic-hemostatic-assays
#1
Svetlana Kvint, James Schuster, Monisha A Kumar
Patients taking antithrombotic agents are very common in neurosurgical practice. The perioperative management of these patients can be extremely challenging especially as newer agents, with poorly defined laboratory monitoring and reversal strategies, become more prevalent. This is especially true with emergent cases in which rapid reversal of anticoagulation is required and the patient's exact medical history is not available. With an aging patient population and the associated increase in diseases such as atrial fibrillation, it is expected that the use of these agents will continue to rise in coming years...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076888/role-of-perfusion-defects-at-follow-up-lung-scan-in-predicting-recurrences-after-a-first-episode-of-symptomatic-pulmonary-embolism-a-retrospective-analysis
#2
Liliana Villari, Roberta Pancani, Ferruccio Aquilini, Letizia Marconi, Laura Carrozzi, Antonio Palla, Alessandro Celi
The optimal duration of anticoagulant therapy after a first episode of unprovoked pulmonary thromboembolism is not fully defined. The identification of patients more prone to recurrence would be useful in this context but is currently relatively unreliable. Perfusion lung scan (PLS) is an established approach for the follow-up of patients with pulmonary embolism to identify recurrences and to help in the diagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The aim of the study was to investigate the potential role of residual perfusion defects at follow-up perfusion scans in predicting pulmonary embolism recurrences...
October 25, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017434/transesophageal-echocardiogram-guided-stent-placement-in-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-secondary-to-granulomatous-lung-disease-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Kaiwen Sun, Rishi Batra, Nicholas W Markin, Melissa Suh, Iraklis I Pipinos, Ellen K Roberts, Jason N Mactaggart, B Timothy Baxter
Obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening condition due to likely development of edema in the head and neck and potential respiratory compromise. Less than half of those affected by SVC syndrome survive more than a year. Obstruction can be from neoplasms or secondary to benign disease. Treatment for most cases of symptomatic SVC syndrome involves placement of a stent to relieve the stenosis. Serious complications such as stent migration, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac tamponade can occur in 5% to 10% of cases, and inadequate imaging of the SVC-atrial junction by fluoroscopy contributes to these problems...
November 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970039/clinical-conundrums-in-antithrombotic-therapy-management-a-delphi-consensus-panel
#4
Paolo Colonna, Felicita Andreotti, Walter Ageno, Vittorio Pengo, Niccolò Marchionni
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulants are recommended for the prevention of stroke/systemic embolism for most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and for the treatment of patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE). Regulatory-driven randomized trials, however, typically exclude extreme patient scenarios involving, for instance, severe bleeding, ischaemic risk, frailty or renal impairment, despite their common occurrence in clinical practice. Uncertainty in the management of such cases leads to a high degree of variability in therapeutic approaches...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951500/predictors-of-venous-thromboembolism-and-early-mortality-in-lung-cancer-results-from-a-global-prospective-study-cantarisk
#5
Nicole M Kuderer, Marek S Poniewierski, Eva Culakova, Gary H Lyman, Alok A Khorana, Ingrid Pabinger, Giancarlo Agnelli, Howard A Liebman, Eric Vicaut, Guy Meyer, Frances A Shepherd
BACKGROUND: Patients with lung cancer are known to be at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Venous thromboembolism is associated with increased risk for early mortality. However, there have been no studies performing a comprehensive assessment of risk factors for VTE or early mortality in lung cancer patients undergoing systemic chemotherapy in a global real-world setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CANTARISK is a prospective, global, noninterventional cohort study including patients with lung cancer initiating a new cancer therapy...
September 26, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925655/pleuritic-chest-pain-sorting-through-the-differential-diagnosis
#6
Brian V Reamy, Pamela M Williams, Michael Ryan Odom
Pleuritic chest pain is characterized by sudden and intense sharp, stabbing, or burning pain in the chest when inhaling and exhaling. Pulmonary embolism is the most common serious cause, found in 5% to 21% of patients who present to an emergency department with pleuritic chest pain. A validated clinical decision rule for pulmonary embolism should be employed to guide the use of additional tests such as d-dimer assays, ventilation-perfusion scans, or computed tomography angiography. Myocardial infarction, pericarditis, aortic dissection, pneumonia, and pneumothorax are other serious causes that should be ruled out using history and physical examination, electrocardiography, troponin assays, and chest radiography before another diagnosis is made...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844809/-pulmonary-embolism-as-a-presentation-of-nephrotic-syndrome
#7
C Fraisse, M Nouvier, S Lainez, P Nesme, S Ernesto, G Devouassoux
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic syndrome (NS) in adults is defined by proteinuria>3g/24h or 50mg/kg/d, hypoproteinemia<60g/24h and hypoalbuminemia<30g/L. The final diagnosis is guided by the histopathology evidence when a renal biopsy is possible. The consequences of NS are multiple: high blood pressure, undernutrition, infections and a hypercoagulable state. OBSERVATION: We report the case of a patient presenting with thromboembolic disease, occurring in the absence of other thromboembolic risk factors, which revealed NS with spontaneously favorable evolution...
September 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843329/safety-and-feasibility-of-the-transcatheter-approach-to-create-a-reverse-potts-shunt-in-children-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#8
Younes Boudjemline, Aleksander Sizarov, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Cristian Mirabile, Marien Lenoir, Diala Khraiche, Marilyne Lévy, Damien Bonnet
BACKGROUND: The reversed Potts shunt improves right ventricular (RV) function in patients with suprasystemic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The proximity of the left pulmonary artery (LPA) to the descending aorta (DAo) permits the creation of a transcatheter connection. We sought to assess the safety, feasibility, and hemodynamic efficacy of the transcatheter Potts shunt (TPS) in children. METHODS: The TPS procedure was performed using radiofrequency energy for vessel perforation and deployment of a covered stent to connect the DAo and LPA...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835184/physician-failure-to-stratify-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#9
Mitchell D Jacobs, Allison Greco, Umer Mukhtar, Jonathan Dunn, Michael L Scharf
OBJECTIVES: In 2011, the AHA recommended risk stratification of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Failure to risk stratify may cause under recognition of intermediate-risk PE and its attendant short- and long-term consequences. We sought to determine if patients hospitalized with acute PE were appropriately risk stratified according to the 2011 AHA Scientific Statement within our hospital system and whether differences exist in adherence to risk stratification by hospital or treating hospital service...
August 30, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805341/treatment-options-for-severe-pulmonary-embolism-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period-a-systematic-review
#10
G Martillotti, F Boehlen, H Robert-Ebadi, N Jastrow, M Righini, M Blondon
Essentials The evidence on how to manage life-threatening pregnancy-related pulmonary embolism (PE) is scarce. We systematically reviewed all available cases of (sub)massive PE until December 2016. Thrombolysis in such severe PE was associated with a high maternal survival (94%). The major bleeding risk was much greater in the postpartum (58%) than antepartum period (18%). SUMMARY: Background Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) during pregnancy or the postpartum period is a rare but dramatic event...
October 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801217/evaluation-of-unplanned-hospital-readmissions-after-major-urologic-inpatient-surgery-in-the-era-of-accountable-care
#11
Benjamin V Stone, Matthew R Cohn, Nicholas M Donin, Michael Schulster, James S Wysock, Danil V Makarov, Marc A Bjurlin
OBJECTIVE: To provide a multi-institutional analysis of clinical factors predicting unplanned hospital readmission after major inpatient urologic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program is a risk-adjusted data collection mechanism for analyzing clinical outcomes data including 30-day perioperative readmissions and complications. We identified 23,108 patients who underwent major inpatient urologic surgery from 2011 to 2012...
November 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791850/the-contribution-of-clinical-assessments-to-the-diagnostic-algorithm-of-pulmonary-embolism
#12
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/28704383/predicting-in-hospital-death-during-acute-presentation-with-pulmonary-embolism-to-facilitate-early-discharge-and-outpatient-management
#13
Jerrett K Lau, Vincent Chow, Alex Brown, Leonard Kritharides, Austin C C Ng
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism continues to be a significant cause of death. The aim was to derive and validate a risk prediction model for in-hospital death after acute pulmonary embolism to identify low risk patients suitable for outpatient management. METHODS: A confirmed acute pulmonary embolism database of 1,426 consecutive patients admitted to a tertiary-center (2000-2012) was analyzed, with odd and even years as derivation and validation cohorts respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690757/minimal-change-disease-in-horseshoe-kidney
#14
Yosr Chaabouni, Rahma Guesmi, Yosr Hentati, Khaoula Kammoun, Mohamed Ben Hmida, Zeineb Mnif, Tahya Boudawara, Jamil Hachicha
The horseshoe kidney is a frequent urological birth defect. The most frequent complications are urinary tract infections, stones and hydronephrosis. The occurrence of glomerular disease in horseshoe kidney is rare. Therefore, we report the first case of minimal change disease occurring in a patient with horseshoe kidney in literature. A 22-year-old Caucasian man without personal or family medical history admitted to the pneumology department for a pulmonary artery embolism. In presence of a generalized oedema, a biological assessment was performed yielding intense nephrotic syndrome with urine protein excretion 22g/day...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680366/fatal-pulmonary-embolism-following-splenectomy-in-a-patient-with-evan-s-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Varun Monga, Seth M Maliske, Usha Perepu
BACKGROUND: Evans syndrome (ES) is a rare disease characterized by simultaneous or sequential development of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) with or without immune neutropenia. Splenectomy is one of the treatment options for disease refractory to medical therapy. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) following splenectomy for hematological diseases has an incidence of 10%. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we describe a case report of a young patient hospitalized with severe hemolytic anemia with Hgb 4...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678042/consensus-derived-clinical-decision-rules-to-guide-advanced-imaging-decisions-for-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period
#16
Gordon W Fuller, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Beverley J Hunt, Fiona E Lecky, Steve Thomas, Kimberley Horspool, Steve Goodacre
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July 3, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673473/clinical-manifestations-and-imaging-tools-in-the-diagnosis-of-splanchnic-and-cerebral-vein-thromboses
#17
Nicoletta Riva, Walter Ageno
Splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) and cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) are uncommon manifestation of venous thromboembolism (VTE), occurring less frequently than deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities and pulmonary embolism. SVT encompasses portal vein thrombosis, mesenteric vein thrombosis, splenic vein thrombosis and the Budd-Chiari syndrome. It is therefore a heterogeneous disease, with differences in clinical manifestations according to the site of thrombosis. CVT includes thrombosis of the cortical or deep cerebral veins and thrombosis of the major dural venous sinuses...
June 27, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639114/imaging-guided-chest-biopsies-techniques-and-clinical-results
#18
REVIEW
Michele Anzidei, Andrea Porfiri, Fabrizio Andrani, Michele Di Martino, Luca Saba, Carlo Catalano, Mario Bezzi
BACKGROUND: This article aims to comprehensively describe indications, contraindications, technical aspects, diagnostic accuracy and complications of percutaneous lung biopsy. METHODS: Imaging-guided biopsy currently represents one of the predominant methods for obtaining tissue specimens in patients with lung nodules; in many cases treatment protocols are based on histological information; thus, biopsy is frequently performed, when technically feasible, or in case other techniques (such as bronchoscopy with lavage) are inconclusive...
August 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628189/-a-statement-the-polish-cardiac-society-working-group-on-pulmonary-circulation-on-screening-for-cteph-patients-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#19
Michał Ciurzyński, Marcin Kurzyna, Grzegorz Kopeć, Piotr Błaszczak, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Karol Kamiński, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Ewa Mroczek, Andrzej Biederman, Piotr Pruszczyk, Adam Torbicki
Both pharmacological and invasive treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is now available in Poland and the awareness of the disease among physicians is growing. Thus, the Polish Cardiac Society's Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation in cooperation with independent experts in this field, have launched the statement on algorithm to guide a CTEPH diagnosis in patients with previous acute pulmonary embolism (APE). In Poland, every year this disease affects about 250 patients. CTEPH should be suspected in individuals after APE with dyspnea, despite at least 3 months period of effective anticoagulation, particularly when specified risk factors are present...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580827/therapeutic-management-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#20
Cécile Tromeur, Liselotte M Van Der Pol, Francis Couturaud, Frederikus A Klok, Menno V Huisman
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a potentially fatal manifestation of venous thromboembolism. Prompt anticoagulant treatment is crucial for PE patients, which can decrease morbidity and mortality. Risk assessment is the cornerstone of the therapeutic management of PE. It guides physicians to the most appropriate treatment and selects patients for early discharge or home treatment. Areas covered: Here, we review the current treatments of acute PE according to contemporary risk stratification strategies, highlighting each step of PE therapeutic management...
August 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
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