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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097621/practice-patterns-of-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-underweight-critically-ill-patients-with-neurologic-injury
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Kevin Betthauser, Hannah Pope, Mollie Gowan, Theresa Human
PURPOSE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in underweight patients with neurologic injury remains unaddressed by guidelines and primary literature. This study aimed to describe VTE prophylaxis strategies employed in this population and compare the impact of underweight and non-obese patients on thrombotic and bleeding events. METHODS: A retrospective review of adults admitted with a diagnosis of neurologic injury to a neurology/neurosurgery intensive care unit (ICU) over 6 years...
January 17, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079778/association-of-intended-route-of-delivery-and-maternal-morbidity-in-twin-pregnancy
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Sarah Rae Easter, Julian N Robinson, Ellice Lieberman, Daniela Carusi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal morbidity in twin pregnancies according to intended mode of delivery. METHODS: We assembled a 7-year retrospective cohort (2007-2014) of women delivering viable, vertex-presenting twins beyond 32 weeks of gestation without contraindication to labor or uterine scar. We classified women as undergoing a trial of labor to attempt vaginal birth or choosing an elective cesarean delivery. Our primary outcome was a measure of composite maternal morbidity including death, postpartum hemorrhage, infection, major procedure, readmission for infection or reoperation, need for dilation and evacuation for hemorrhage or infection, venous thromboembolism, small bowel obstruction or ileus, or intensive care unit admission...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068786/topical-and-low-dose-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-in-cyanotic-cardiac-surgery
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Jigar Patel, Mrugesh Prajapati, Hardik Patel, Hemang Gandhi, Shilpa Deodhar, Himani Pandya
Background Coagulopathy is a major problem in surgery for cyanotic congenital heart disease. Tranexamic acid has been used both topically and systemically and plays a vital role in pediatric cardiac surgery by reducing blood loss and blood product requirement. We aimed to determine the anti-fibrinolytic effectiveness of low-dose systemic or topical tranexamic acid or a combination of both. Methods Seventy-five patients were divided in 3 groups of 25. Group A patients were given tranexamic acid 20 mg kg(-1) intravenously after sternotomy and 20 mg kg(-1) after heparin reversal...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067012/venous-thromboembolism-in-pediatric-trauma-patients-ten-year-experience-and-long-term-follow-up-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Christine M Leeper, Madhav Vissa, James D Cooper, Lynn M Malec, Barbara A Gaines
BACKGROUND: Pediatric trauma patients are at high risk for development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our objective is to describe incidence, risk factors, and timing of development of VTE, anticoagulation complications, and long-term VTE outcomes in a critically injured pediatric population. PROCEDURE: We did a retrospective review of pediatric (0-17 years) trauma admissions to intensive care unit from 2005 to 2014. Our center employs VTE screening and prevention protocols for high-risk patients based on hypercoagulable history, age, injuries, and medical interventions...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054341/intermittent-pneumatic-compression-in-combination-with-low-molecular-weight-heparin-in-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolic-events-in-esophageal-cancer-surgery
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Kevin Parry, Amir-Hossein Sadeghi, Sylvia van der Horst, Jan Westerink, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
INTRODUCTION: Aim of this study was to evaluate the use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) in the prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer. METHODS: From a prospective database, all patients operated between 2010 and 2014 received IPC in addition to LMWH and were compared to a historical cohort of patients treated LMWH only (2004-2009). RESULTS: Of the 313 included patients, 195 (62%) received IPC...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045742/management-of-anticoagulation-with-rivaroxaban-in-trauma-and-acute-care-surgery-complications-and-reversal-strategies-as-compared-to-warfarin-therapy
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Sara P Myers, Esmaeel R Dadashzadeh, Jessica Cheung, Louis Alarcon, Matthew Kutcher, Joshua B Brown, Matthew D Neal
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban has gained popularity as an anticoagulant (AC) for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (afib) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Although adverse bleeding events are associated with all AC, lack of point of care testing to measure the effect of rivaroxaban in emergent situations has contributed to perceived increased risk amongst physicians. METHODS: To describe a single center experience with trauma and emergency general surgery (EGS) patients taking rivaroxaban and evaluate outcomes compared with patients taking warfarin using a propensity score analysis...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031842/fatal-tumour-pulmonary-embolism
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Salim Rashid Masoud, Coenraad Frederik Nicolaas Koegelenberg, Abraham Christoffel van Wyk, Brian William Allwood
A 30-year-old female with no significant past medical history was referred to our facility with sudden onset of shortness of breath. She had a low clinical probability for pulmonary thromboembolism and a computed tomography angiogram showed enlarged pulmonary arteries but no in situ thrombi. She developed recurrent episodes of hypotension and hypoxia, and was transferred to the intensive care unit where she died despite active resuscitation. An autopsy revealed extensive lymphatic and pulmonary vascular tumour emboli as the immediate cause of death...
January 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028552/venous-thromboembolic-events-in-critically-ill-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
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Markus B Skrifvars, Michael Bailey, Jeffrey Presneill, Craig French, Alistair Nichol, Lorraine Little, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Huet, Samir Haddad, Yaseen Arabi, Colin McArthur, D James Cooper, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence, risk factors, prophylactic treatment and impact on mortality for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) treated in the intensive care unit. METHODS: A post hoc analysis of the erythropoietin in traumatic brain injury (EPO-TBI) trial that included twice-weekly lower limb ultrasound screening. Venous thrombotic events were defined as ultrasound-proven proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or clinically detected pulmonary embolism (PE)...
December 27, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011082/-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-review-of-the-current-guidelines
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E Saliba, T Debillon, S Auvin, O Baud, V Biran, J-L Chabernaud, S Chabrier, F Cneude, A-G Cordier, V Darmency-Stamboul, J-F Diependaele, T Debillon, M Dinomais, C Durand, A Ego, G Favrais, Y Gruel, L Hertz-Pannier, B Husson, S Marret, S N'Guyen The Tich, T Perez, E Saliba, J-B Valentin, C Vuillerot
Neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) is a rare event that occurs in approximately one in 5000 term or close-to-term infants. Most affected infants will present with seizures. Although a well-recognized clinical entity, many questions remain regarding diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and follow-up modalities. In the absence of a known pathophysiological mechanism and lack of evidence-based guidelines, only supportive care is currently provided. To address these issues, a French national committee set up by the French Neonatal Society (Société française de néonatologie) and the national referral center (Centre national de référence) for arterial ischemic stroke in children drew up guidelines based on an HAS (Haute Autorité de santé [HAS]; French national authority for health) methodology...
December 20, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994886/does-obesity-predispose-medical-intensive-care-unit-patients-to-venous-thromboembolism-despite-prophylaxis-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Bradley J Peters, Ross A Dierkhising, Kristin C Mara
Background. Obesity is a significant issue in the critically ill population. There is little evidence directing the dosing of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis within this population. We aimed to determine whether obesity predisposes medical intensive care unit patients to venous thromboembolism despite standard chemoprophylaxis with 5000 international units of subcutaneous heparin three times daily. Results. We found a 60% increased risk of venous thromboembolism in the body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m(2) group compared to the BMI < 30 kg/m(2) group; however, this difference did not reach statistical significance...
2016: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979470/a-simplified-stratification-system-for-venous-thromboembolism-risk-in-severely-injured-trauma-patients
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Jonathan P Meizoso, Charles A Karcutskie, Juliet J Ray, Xiomara Ruiz, Enrique Ginzburg, Nicholas Namias, Carl I Schulman, Kenneth G Proctor
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to re-evaluate and simplify the Greenfield risk assessment profile (RAP) for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in trauma using information readily available at the bedside. METHODS: Retrospective review of 1233 consecutive admissions to the trauma intensive care unit from August 2011-January 2015. Univariate analyses were performed to determine which RAP risk factors were significant contributors to VTE. Multivariable logistic regression was used to develop models for risk stratification...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969572/failure-of-chemical-thromboprophylaxis-in-critically-ill-medical-and-surgical-patients-with-sepsis
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Jennifer M Hanify, Lori H Dupree, Donald W Johnson, Jason A Ferreira
PURPOSE: Critically ill patients who develop sepsis may be at a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis failure; however, studies in this population are limited. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of VTE prophylaxis failure in this population. METHODS: This retrospective review of patients admitted to the intensive care unit between February 2013 and September 2015 included patients who were diagnosed with sepsis and received heparin or enoxaparin VTE prophylaxis...
February 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939471/maternal-and-fetal-morbidity-following-discontinuation-of-antihypertensive-drugs-in-mild-to-moderate-chronic-hypertension-a-4-year-observational-study
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Mohamed Rezk, Hamid Ellakwa, Awni Gamal, Mahmoud Emara
OBJECTIVE: To assess maternal and fetal morbidity in women with mild to moderate chronic hypertension on antihypertensive drug therapy compared to cessation of therapy. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study included 222 women with mild to moderate chronic hypertension (systolic blood pressure of 140-159mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of 90-109mmHg) who were divided into two groups based on antihypertensive drug intake, treatment group (n=104) who received methyl dopa, and non-treatment group (n=118) who used only low dose aspirin...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903458/cardiac-arrest-among-patients-with-infections-causes-clinical-practice-and-research-implications
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D Leoni, J Rello
The incidence of sepsis is increasing, and the condition is now the leading cause of death in general intensive care units. Our review failed to identify studies of the causes of cardiac arrest among infected patients, even though non-cardiac causes represent 15% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and though one-third of events have positive blood cultures. Sudden cardiac arrest is the result of local damage to the heart and of the impact of systemic and pulmonary conditions on cardiac performance, and its danger is underestimated...
November 27, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850788/1151-implementing-a-venous-thromboembolism-prevention-program-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Beth Wathen, Pamela Reiter, Bryce Clark, Brian Branchford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818170/association-between-delivery-methods-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-and-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-longitudinal-study
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Mary A M Rogers, Neil Blumberg, Steven J Bernstein, Scott A Flanders, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms of red blood cell delivery and their contribution to the incidence of venous thromboembolism are not well understood in the clinical setting. We assessed whether red blood cell transfusion through peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) affects the risk of venous thromboembolism compared with transfusion through non-PICC devices. METHODS: We implemented a prospective study between Jan 1, 2013, and Sept 12, 2015, in patients (age ≥18 years) admitted to a general medicine ward or intensive care unit who received a PICC for any reason during clinical care in 47 hospitals in Michigan, USA, with a maximum follow-up of 70 days...
December 2016: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766677/surgical-management-of-driveline-infections-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Marina Pieri, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Marcus Müller, Panagiotis Pergantis, Alexandra Kretzschmar, Friedrich Kaufmann, Volkmar Falk, Thomas Krabatsch, Georg Arlt, Evgenij Potapov, Marian Kukucka
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Driveline infections in patients with implantable left ventricular assist devices (VAD) carry increasing risk for pump infection, thromboembolic events, decreased quality of life, and increased hospitalization. We report our experience with a surgical technique for refractory driveline infections without mediastinitis consisting of translocation and wrapping of the driveline with greater omentum tissue. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of VAD patients who underwent surgical treatment by translocation and wrapping with omentum for severe chronic driveline infection...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764143/outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cancer-related-complications
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Viviane B L Torres, Juliana Vassalo, Ulysses V A Silva, Pedro Caruso, André P Torelly, Eliezer Silva, José M M Teles, Marcos Knibel, Ederlon Rezende, José J S Netto, Claudio Piras, Luciano C P Azevedo, Fernando A Bozza, Nelson Spector, Jorge I F Salluh, Marcio Soares
INTRODUCTION: Cancer patients are at risk for severe complications related to the underlying malignancy or its treatment and, therefore, usually require admission to intensive care units (ICU). Here, we evaluated the clinical characteristics and outcomes in this subgroup of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Secondary analysis of two prospective cohorts of cancer patients admitted to ICUs. We used multivariable logistic regression to identify variables associated with hospital mortality...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752976/pharmacogenomics-and-pharmacogenetics-for-the-intensive-care-unit-a-narrative-review
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Meghan MacKenzie, Richard Hall
PURPOSE: Knowledge of how alterations in pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics may affect drug therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU) has received little study. We review the clinically relevant application of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics to drugs and conditions encountered in the ICU. SOURCE: We selected relevant literature to illustrate the important concepts contained within. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Two main approaches have been used to identify genetic abnormalities - the candidate gene approach and the genome-wide approach...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688669/recombinant-activated-factor-vii-for-uncontrolled-bleeding-postcardiac-surgery
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Aly Makram Habib, Ahmed Yehia Mousa, Zohair Al-Halees
UNLABELLED: A retrospective observational study to review the safety and efficacy of rFVIIa in persistent hemorrhage in post cardiac surgical patients. METHODS: Patients who had bleeding of 3 ml/kg/h or more for 2 consecutive hours after cardiac surgery were arranged into two groups; control group, who received conventional treatment and rFVIIa group, who received conventional treatment and rFVIIa. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in demographic and surgical characteristics of both groups...
October 2016: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
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