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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...
October 4, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969751/pulmonary-venous-thromboembolism-in-an-acutely-ill-medical-patient-receiving-rivaroxaban
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932552/chylothorax-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-complicates-short-term-but-not-long-term-outcomes-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Nikoletta R Czobor, György Roth, Zsolt Prodán, Daniel J Lex, Erzsébet Sápi, László Ablonczy, Mihály Gergely, Edgar A Székely, János Gál, Andrea Székely
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of postoperative chylothorax in children with congenital heart disease is a rare and serious complication in cardiac intensive care units (ICUs). The aim of our study was to identify the perioperative characteristics, treatment options, resource utilization and long term complications of patients having chylothorax after a pediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients were retrospectively assessed for the presence of chylothorax between January 2002 and December 2012 in a tertiary national cardiac center...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900890/high-level-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients-despite-early-and-well-driven-thromboprophylaxis-protocol
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S R Hamada, C Espina, T Guedj, R Buaron, A Harrois, S Figueiredo, J Duranteau
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most common preventable causes of in-hospital death in trauma patients surviving their injuries. We assessed the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill trauma patients, in the setting of a mature and early mechanical and pharmacological thromboprophylaxis protocol. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study on a cohort of patients from a surgical intensive care unit of a university level 1 trauma centre...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852333/perioperative-considerations-when-treating-isolated-periprosthetic-distal-femur-fractures
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Michael S Reich, Mindy Duong, Mary A Breslin, Mai P Nguyen, Heather A Vallier
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic distal femur (PPDF) fractures occur most frequently via low energy mechanisms in elderly patients. This population is often frail and ill-suited to the physiologic burden of trauma and surgery. Here, we describe the perioperative and early hospital course for patients with PPDF fractures, and identify risk factors for poor outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with isolated PPDF fractures from 2005 - 2015 were treated operatively at a Level I trauma center...
2017: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833353/assessment-of-an-extended-interval-fondaparinux-dosing-regimen-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-renal-dysfunction-using-antifactor-xa-levels
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Krista A Wahby, Lauren K Riley, Steven D Tennenberg
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacologic options for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis are often limited in critically ill patients due to thrombocytopenia and multisystem organ dysfunction. Fondaparinux offers potential advantages in the critically ill; however, it is currently contraindicated in severe renal dysfunction (SRD). We evaluated anti-factor Xa levels in critically ill patients with SRD who were receiving an extended interval dosing regimen of fondaparinux for VTE prophylaxis. METHODS: A prospective, single-arm, interventional study was conducted at two academic hospitals of the Detroit Medical Center...
October 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828713/efficacy-of-standard-dose-unfractionated-heparin-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-morbidly-obese-and-non-morbidly-obese-critically-ill-patients
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Young R Lee, Delilah D Blanco
To determine the efficacy of standard dose unfractionated heparin (UFH) for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in critically ill morbidly obese patients. Retrospective single-center observational cohort study in a single tertiary teaching hospital intensive care units (ICUs) in Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care II Clinical Database. Patients 18 years or older, admitted to the ICU, and received either UFH 5000 units subcutaneously twice daily or UFH 5000 units three times daily for VTE prophylaxis between 2001 and 2008 were included...
October 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817167/body-mass-index-50-kg-m2-and-beyond-perioperative-care-of-pregnant-women-with-superobesity-undergoing-cesarean-delivery
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Marcela Carolina Smid, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Robert M Silver, Jeffrey A Kuller
Importance: Superobesity, defined as body mass index 50 kg/m(2) or greater, is the fastest-growing obesity group in the United States. Currently, 2% of pregnant women in the United States are superobese, and 50% will deliver via cesarean delivery. Objective: To review evidence of perioperative care during cesarean delivery among superobese women. Evidence Acquisition: We performed an evidence-based review of maternal and neonatal risks of cesarean delivery and of intraoperative management and immediate postpartum care of superobese pregnant women...
August 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808360/bemiparin-versus-enoxaparin-in-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-among-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Mohamed Sayed Abbas
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients are considered a high-risk group for developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). Due to their impaired cardiopulmonary reserve, these VTEs may result in significant morbidity and mortality. In this study, we compared two types of low molecular weight heparin, enoxaparin, and bemiparin, as regards to their efficacy and safety in VTE prevention among Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomized trial of 100 critically ill patients who are at high risk for developing VTE were included in this study and assigned to receive subcutaneous injections of either 3500 international units (IU) anti-factor Xa of bemiparin sodium or 40 mg of enoxaparin given once a day and patient were followed for 60 days after initiation of anticoagulant therapy for the development of documented deep venous thrombosis (DVT) using bilateral lower limb venous duplex, documented pulmonary embolism using computed tomography pulmonary angiography, and complications related to injectant anticoagulant...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793902/30-year-experience-of-fontan-surgery-single-centre-s-data
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Laurynas Bezuska, Virgilijus Lebetkevicius, Rita Sudikiene, Daina Liekiene, Virgilijus Tarutis
BACKGROUND: The Fontan procedure has been modified several times since it was introduced into practice in 1968. As many patients now survive to adulthood, attention is directed towards their clinical status and late morbidity. We report our surgical experience of 30 years in Fontan procedures. METHODS: From January 1985 to January 2015, 80 patients underwent Fontan surgery. Twenty-one patients received an atrio-pulmonary Fontan (Group I), four patients underwent total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) with an intra-atrial lateral tunnel (Group II), six patients received extra-cardiac TCPC with an aortic homograft (group III) and 49 patients received extra-cardiac TCPC with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene conduit...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791433/prevalence-and-main-determinants-of-early-post-traumatic-thromboembolism-in-patients-requiring-icu-admission
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F Kazemi Darabadi, M A Jafari Zare, Z Torabi Goodarzi, P Namdar
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic thromboembolism (PE) is now a common challenging particularly in critically ill patients referred to emergency wards. We aimed to identify main factors associated with PE within 72 h of admission after trauma among patients referred to emergency ward. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the database records of 240 patients, with the primary diagnosis of trauma requiring ICU admission and with a final diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, were reviewed...
August 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736179/venous-thromboembolism-in-burn-patients-is-not-prevented-by-chemoprophylaxis
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Sheena Sikora, Anthony Papp
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolisms (VTE) including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are serious complications following burn trauma. There are inconsistencies in the literature regarding thromboembolic prevention strategies and data suggests that complications occur despite chemoprophylaxis. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of deep venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism in burn patients who are actively being treated with VTE prophylaxis and to determine factors that help predict which anti-coagulated patients are at risk for VTE and may benefit from further treatment...
September 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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