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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324515/acute-cor-pulmonale-in-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-three-case-reports
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Erik R Dong, David G Ng, Danny Ramzy, Joshua S Chung, Oren Friedman, Alain Combes, Francisco A Arabia, Michael Nurok
A retrospective review of three patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and normal baseline right ventricular function admitted to the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit whom developed acute cor pulmonale while on veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. These patients were diagnosed with ARDS using Berlin Criteria definitions and cannulated with a dual lumen (Avalon) cannula. Despite variations in history, presentation, and course, findings of acute cor pulmonale were encountered 4 to 6 weeks after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation...
January 10, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284512/quantifying-the-learning-curve-for-pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy
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Smita Sihag, Bao Le, Alison S Witkin, Josanna M Rodriguez-Lopez, Mauricio A Villavicencio, Gus J Vlahakes, Richard N Channick, Cameron D Wright
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is an effective treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), but is a technically challenging operation for cardiothoracic surgeons. Starting a new program allows an opportunity to define a learning curve for PTE. METHODS: A retrospective case review was performed of 134 consecutive PTEs performed from 1998 to 2016 at a single institution. Outcomes were compared using either a two-tailed t-test for continuous variables or a chi-squared test for categorical variables according to experience of the program by terciles (T)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274319/histopathologic-findings-in-lungs-of-patients-treated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Hee Eun Lee, Eunhee S Yi, Jeffrey T Rabatin, J Kyle Bohman, Anja C Roden
BACKGROUND: The outcome of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) might be influenced by its complications. Only limited information is available regarding the pathologic consequences of ECMO especially in the era of modern ECMO technology. METHODS: We studied the histopathologic findings in autopsy lungs of patients treated with ECMO as compared to those without ECMO. Autopsy files were queried for cases with ECMO. An age and gender-matched control group, comprised of patients who died in the Intensive Care Unit without acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, or ECMO, was compared with patients with ECMO for cardiac reason...
December 20, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273362/the-risk-factors-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-massively-transfused-patients
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Navpreet K Dhillon, Eric J T Smith, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Audrey R Yang, Kavita A Patel, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
BACKGROUND: Massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) are necessary for hemodynamically unstable trauma patients with active bleeding. Thrombotic events have been associated with blood transfusion; however, the risk factors for the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in trauma patients receiving MTP are unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted by reviewing the electronic medical records of all trauma patients admitted to a Level I trauma center who received MTP from 2011 to 2016...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221836/efficacy-versus-complications-in-arterial-thrombolysis
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H P Ebben, M V van Burink, V Jongkind, D E Mouwen, J Udding, W Wisselink, J K Kievit, A M Wiersema, K K Yeung
BACKGROUND: Acute peripheral arterial occlusions threaten life and limb. Thrombolysis is an established, minimally invasive alternative treatment for surgical thromboembolectomy. Yet, there is no consensus regarding an optimal thrombolysis protocol and current knowledge is largely based on studies from the 1990's. This study reviews a contemporary cohort of patients treated with thrombolysis and aims to evaluate the treatment results and to identify possible predictors for outcome and (bleeding) complications...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207322/identification-of-a-vte-rich-population-in-pediatrics-critically-ill-children-with-central-venous-catheters
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Minh Tran, Steven L Shein, Xinge Ji, Sanjay P Ahuja
BACKGROUND: The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is rising among inpatients in US hospitals, especially among kids with central venous catheters (CVCs) in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). OBJECTIVES: To identify a sub-group of "VTE-rich" population among PICU children, and to assess the effect of VTE on morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Data was extracted from a multicenter Virtual PICU Database, or VPS, for children with a CVC and presence of a VTE...
January 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207321/a-multi-institutional-registry-of-pediatric-hospital-acquired-thrombosis-cases-the-children-s-hospital-acquired-thrombosis-chat-project
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Julie Jaffray, Arash Mahajerin, Guy Young, Neil Goldenberg, Lingyun Ji, Richard Sposto, Amy Stillings, Emily Krava, Brian Branchford
BACKGROUND: Pediatric hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) rates have increased dramatically. To achieve generalizable knowledge in the derivation and validation of HA-VTE risk factors and risk prediction models and inform future risk-stratified prevention strategies, multi-institutional studies are needed. OBJECTIVES: This paper presents an investigator-initiated, multicenter pediatric case-cohort study designed to identify risk factors for HA-VTE to create a HA-VTE risk prediction model...
December 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198634/intraoperative-administration-of-4-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-reduces-blood-requirements-in-cardiac-transplantation
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Gina H Sun, Visal Patel, Ingrid Moreno-Duarte, Farhad Zahedi, Eric Ursprung, Greg Couper, Fred Y Chen, Ian J Welsby, Raymond Comenzo, Grace Kao, Frederick C Cobey
OBJECTIVE: Assessing the efficacy of intraoperative 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) use in blood product utilization, time to chest closure, intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital length of stay (LOS), thromboembolic complications, renal injury and mortality in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients on home anticoagulation therapy with warfarin, undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of OHT patients at Tufts Medical Center from May 2013 to October 2016...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190255/relation-of-antifactor-xa-peak-levels-and-venous-thromboembolism-after-trauma
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Charles A Karcutskie, Arjuna Dharmaraja, Jaimin Patel, Sarah A Eidelson, Arch G Martin, Edward B Lineen, Nicholas Namias, Carl I Schulman, Kenneth G Proctor
BACKGROUND: No previous studies have established the optimal antifactor Xa (anti-Xa) level to guide thromboprophylaxis (TPX) dosing with enoxaparin in trauma patients. We hypothesize that achieving 0.2-0.4 IU/mL anti-Xa will decrease venous thromboembolism (VTE) rates after trauma. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 194 intensive care unit patients sustaining blunt or penetrating trauma from January 2015 to March 2017. All received initial enoxaparin (30 mg BID subcutaneous) and mechanical devices for TPX...
December 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173964/outcomes-after-resection-versus-non-resection-management-of-penetrating-grade-iii-and-iv-pancreatic-injury-a-trauma-quality-improvement-tqip-databank-analysis
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Shahin Mohseni, Jeremy Holzmacher, Gabriel Sjolin, Rebecka Ahl, Babak Sarani
BACKGROUND: High-grade traumatic pancreatic injuries are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Non-resection management is associated with fewer complications in pediatric patients. The present study evaluates outcomes following resection versus non-resection management of severe pancreatic injury caused by penetrating trauma. METHODS: A retrospective study of the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) database was performed from 1/2010 to 12/2014...
November 21, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132918/the-first-in-human-experience-with-a-minimally-invasive-ambulatory-counterpulsation-heart-assist-system-for-advanced-congestive-heart-failure
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Valluvan Jeevanandam, Tae Song, David Onsager, Takeyoshi Ota, Colleen Juricek LaBuhn, Thomas Lammy, Gabriel Sayer, Gene Kim, Sonna Patel-Raman, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: The intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS) is a new, minimally invasive, ambulatory counterpulsation heart assist system delivered via the subclavian artery and powered by a portable driver. It is designed for recovery, bridge to transplantation (BTT) or for prolonging medical therapy. We report the first-in-human (FIH) experience with iVAS. METHODS: This is a prospective, non-randomized single arm, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved early feasibility trial in patients listed for cardiac transplantation...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123899/venous-thromboembolism-in-major-trauma-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study-of-the-epidemiology-and-utility-of-d-dimer-for-screening
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Tetsuya Yumoto, Hiromichi Naito, Yasuaki Yamakawa, Atsuyoshi Iida, Kohei Tsukahara, Atsunori Nakao
Aim: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be a life-threatening complication after major trauma. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of VTE and to assess the usefulness of D-dimer for screening for VTE in major trauma cases among the Japanese population. Methods: We examined a single-center retrospective cohort of severely injured trauma patients who had been admitted to the emergency intensive care unit at Okayama University Hospital (Okayama, Japan) from April 2013 through to March 2016...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115202/risk-factors-for-hospital-associated-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-children-following-cardiothoracic-surgery-or-therapeutic-cardiac-catheterisation
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Christie M Atchison, Ernest Amankwah, Jean Wilhelm, Shilpa Arlikar, Brian R Branchford, Arabela Stock, Michael Streiff, Clifford Takemoto, Irmel Ayala, Allen Everett, Gary Stapleton, Marshall L Jacobs, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Neil A Goldenberg
BACKGROUND: Paediatric hospital-associated venous thromboembolism is a leading quality and safety concern at children's hospitals. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for hospital-associated venous thromboembolism in critically ill children following cardiothoracic surgery or therapeutic cardiac catheterisation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, case-control study of children admitted to the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (St...
November 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077228/air-ambulance-delivery-and-administration-of-4-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-is-feasible-and-decreases-time-to-anticoagulation-reversal
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Claire Vines, Stephanie J Tesseneer, Robert D Cox, Damon A Darsey, Kristin Carbrey, Michael A Puskarich
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and preliminary efficacy of four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4-factor PCC) administration by an air ambulance service prior to or during transfer of patients with warfarin-associated major hemorrhage to a tertiary care center for definitive management (interventional arm) compared to patients receiving 4-factor PCC following transfer by air ambulance or ground without 4-factor PCC treatment (conventional arm). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients presenting to a large academic medical center...
October 27, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071333/association-of-anti-factor-xa-guided-dosing-of-enoxaparin-with-venous-thromboembolism-after-trauma
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Charles A Karcutskie, Arjuna Dharmaraja, Jaimin Patel, Sarah A Eidelson, Anish B Padiadpu, Arch G Martin, Gabriel Lama, Edward B Lineen, Nicholas Namias, Carl I Schulman, Kenneth G Proctor
Importance: The efficacy of anti-factor Xa (anti-Xa)-guided dosing of thromboprophylaxis after trauma remains controversial. Objective: To assess whether dosing of enoxaparin sodium based on peak anti-Xa levels is associated with the venous thromboembolism (VTE) rate after trauma. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective review of 950 consecutive adults admitted to a single level I trauma intensive care unit for more than 48 hours from December 1, 2014, through March 31, 2017...
October 25, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046959/minimally-invasive-liver-resection-for-primary-and-metastatic-liver-tumors-influence-of-age-on-perioperative-complications-and-mortality
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Iswanto Sucandy, Susannah Cheek, Allan Tsung, J Wallis Marsh, David A Geller
BACKGROUND: As minimally invasive technique becomes more popular, an increasing number of elderly patients were considered for minimally invasive liver resection (MILR). Limited physiologic reserve remains a major concern, which frequently leads surgeons to recommend nonresectional alternatives. We sought to evaluate complications and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing MILR. METHODS: Eight hundred and thirty-one patients who underwent MILR were classified into groups A, B, and C based on age [(< 70, n = 629), (70-79, n = 148), (≥ 80, n = 54) years old, respectively]...
October 18, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987395/abciximab-heparin-therapy-for-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-patients-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Chia-Ling Lee, Paolo C Colombo, Andrew Eisenberger, David Diuguid, Douglas L Jennings, Jiho Han, Michael P Salna, Koji Takeda, Paul A Kurlansky, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Arthur R Garan, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
BACKGROUND: Optimal anticoagulation strategy remains uncertain in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. We describe our protocol of abciximab and heparin in these patients. METHODS: Our protocol is to administer abciximab, 0.25 mg/kg loading dose, followed by continuous infusion of 0.125 μg · kg-1 · min-1 throughout cardiopulmonary bypass. Full-dose heparin is then given with subsequent additional doses to maintain an activated clotting time of 400 seconds or longer...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969751/pulmonary-venous-thromboembolism-in-an-acutely-ill-medical-patient-receiving-rivaroxaban
#18
Ayesha Saleem
Role of prophylactic anticoagulation in acutely ill medical patients has been extensively probed with the development of guidelines which made it convenient for the physicians to adopt a particular anticoagulation regimen for thromboprophylaxis. Intermingled with the guidelines are the development of modern anticoagulants like direct factor Xa inhibitors which are being studied for their role in the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in medically ill patients and have been concluded so far with the positive note...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960850/a-survey-of-knowledge-and-application-of-mechanical-thromboprophylaxis-among-the-medical-staff-of-intensive-care-units-in-north-china
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Bing Sun, Xiao Tang, Lirong Liang, Zhaohui Tong
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical prophylaxis with graduated compression stockings (GCS) or intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) is suggested for patients who are bleeding or at high risk for major bleeding. OBJECTIVES: To explore how intensive care unit (ICU) medical staff in North China comprehend and practice mechanical thromboprophylaxis. METHODS: Questionnaires comprising 39 questions including 4 dimensions of thromboprophylaxis were administered in ICUs in North China...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958153/does-surveillance-bias-influence-the-validity-of-measures-of-inpatient-complications-a-systematic-review
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Liang Chen, Jeffrey A Chan, Elaine Alligood, Amy K Rosen, Ann M Borzecki
Surveillance bias may threaten the accuracy of inpatient complication measures. A systematic literature review was conducted to examine whether surveillance bias influences the validity of selected Patient Safety Indicator- and health care associated infection-related measures. Ten venous thromboembolism (VTE) articles were identified: 7 trauma related, 3 postoperative, and 1 central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) article. Nine VTE articles found positive associations between deep vein thrombosis imaging and VTE diagnoses...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
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