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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918448/a-systematic-review-of-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-screening-interventions-for-assessing-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-women-considering-combined-oral-contraceptives
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Zanfina Ademi, C Simone Sutherland, Joris Van Stiphout, Jöelle Michaud, Goranka Tanackovic, Matthias Schwenkglenks
Use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) by women increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which can have a major impact on an individuals' quality of life. VTE is also associated with an increase in healthcare costs. Our aim was to systematically review cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) considering any screening for risk of VTE in women using COCs. The quality of reporting in each study was assessed, a summary of results was prepared, and the key drivers of cost effectiveness in each of the eligible CEAs were identified...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918335/modern-diagnosis-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#2
Aileen Kharat, Anne-Lise Hachulla, Stéphane Noble, Frédéric Lador
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) should be suspected in patients presenting persistent dyspnea three months after a pulmonary embolism or in patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism and suggestive images on the CT-scan. For these patients, a specific diagnostic work-up should be performed. First step consists of the ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scan which is a good screening test due to its high sensitivity and high negative predictive value. Pulmonary angiography remains the gold standard approach for the confirmation of the diagnosis and pre-surgical evaluation of CTEPH...
September 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917510/subacute-massive-pulmonary%C3%A2-thromboembolism-a-rare-delayed-complication-after-radiofrequency-ablation
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Neeta Bachani, Gopi Krishna Panicker, Sanjeev Vichare, Yash Lokhandwala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917314/evaluation-of-cardiopulmonary-and-inflammatory-markers-in-dogs-with-heartworm-infection-treated-using-the-slow-kill-method
#4
W-K Yoon, Y-W Kim, S-I Suh, C Hyun
This study evaluated the changes in the levels of cardiac, hemostatic, and inflammatory biomarkers in 12 dogs with different severities of heartworm infection treated using the slow kill protocol, consisting of 6-10μg/kg of ivermectin and 10mg/kg of doxycycline combination. The serum levels of cardiac troponin-I, D-dimer, C-reactive protein, and interleukin-6 were measured on the day of diagnosis (D0), after termination of doxycycline administration (D30), after termination of the slow kill treatment (D180), and 10 months after the initiation of therapy (D300)...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917273/mechanisms-and-risk-factors-of-thrombosis-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Anna Falanga, Laura Russo, Viola Milesi, Alfonso Vignoli
The close relationship between cancer and thrombosis is known since more than a century. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) may be the first manifestation of an occult malignancy in an otherwise healthy individual. Cancer patients commonly present with abnormalities of laboratory coagulation tests, indicating an ongoing subclinical hypercoagulable condition. The results of laboratory tests demonstrate that a process of fibrin formation and removal parallels the development of malignancy, which is of particular interest since fibrin and other clotting products are important for both thrombogenesis and tumor progression...
October 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917026/venous-thromboembolism-rates-in-transferred-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Samuel Lai, Eric Ton, Marianne Lovejoy, William Graham, Alpesh Amin
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing a transfer during a hospitalization may be more likely to be diagnosed with a venous thromboembolism (VTE) than patients who are not transferred. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether transferred patients have an increased prevalence of VTE diagnosis. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study comparing VTE diagnosis rates between transferred patients and non-transferred patients. For the years 2012-2014, the University HealthSystem Consortium database of multiple community and academic medical centers throughout the United States was parsed using ICD-9 VTE diagnosis codes and patient's point of origin...
September 15, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917022/epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-management-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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REVIEW
Shams Y-Hassan, Per Tornvall
Takotsubo syndrome is a recently recognized acute cardiac disease entity with a clinical presentation resembling that of an acute coronary syndrome. The typical takotsubo syndrome patient has a unique circumferential left (bi-) ventricular contraction abnormality profile that extends beyond a coronary artery supply territory and appears to follow the anatomical cardiac sympathetic innervation. The syndrome predominantly affects postmenopausal women and is often preceded by emotional or physical stress. Patients with predisposing factors such as malignancy and other chronic comorbidities are more prone to suffer from takotsubo syndrome...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916878/-risk-based-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-thyroid-surgeries
#8
H Dralle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916640/clinical-profile-and-consequences-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Ethan J Rowin, Anais Hausvater, Mark S Link, Patrick Abt, William Gionfriddo, Wendy Wang, Hassan Rastegar, N A Mark Estes, Martin S Maron, Barry J Maron
Background -Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained arrhythmia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), is capable of producing symptoms that impact quality of life and is associated with risk for embolic stroke. However, the influence of AF on clinical course and outcome in HCM remains incompletely resolved. Methods -Records were accessed of 1558 consecutive patients followed at the Tufts Medical Center Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Institute for 4.8 ± 3.4 years, from 2004 to 2014. Results -Of the 1558 HCM patients, 304 (20%) had episodes of AF, of which 226 (74%) were confined to symptomatic paroxysmal AF (PAF; average 5 ± 5; range 1 to > 20), while 78 (26%) developed permanent AF, preceded by 7 ± 6 PAF episodes...
September 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915260/obesity-is-not-associated-with-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-in-elderly-patients-results-from-the-prospective-switco65-cohort-study
#10
Carolin Mueller, Andreas Limacher, Marie Méan, Nicolas Rodondi, Drahomir Aujesky
BACKGROUND: Whether obesity is associated with recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in elderly patients is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between two obesity measures, the body mass index (BMI) and the waist circumference (WC), and recurrent VTE in elderly patients. PATIENTS/METHODS: We studied 986 patients aged ≥65 years with an acute VTE from a prospective multicenter cohort study (09/2009-12/2013). The BMI was determined and categorized as <25, 25 to <30, or ≥30 kg/m2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914273/patterns-and-appropriateness-of-thrombophilia-testing-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Nicholas Cox, Stacy A Johnson, Sara Vazquez, Ryan P Fleming, Matthew T Rondina, David Kaplan, Stephanie Chauv, Gabriel V Fontaine, Scott M Stevens, Scott Woller, Daniel M Witt
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines recommend against routine use of thrombophilia testing in patients with acute thromboembolism. Thrombophilia testing rarely changes acute management of a thrombotic event. OBJECTIVE: To determine appropriateness of thrombophilia testing in a teaching hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: One academic medical center in Utah. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who received thrombophilia testing between July 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914078/evaluation-of-expression-level-of-apolipoprotein-m-as-a-diagnostic-marker-for-primary-venous-thromboembolism
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Abrar Ahmad, Kristina Sundquist, Bengt Zöller, Björn Dahlbäck, Johan Elf, Peter J Svensson, Karin Strandberg, Jan Sundquist, Ashfaque A Memon
Recently, decreased levels of apolipoprotein M (ApoM) were shown to be associated with higher risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in male patients. However, the role of ApoM in primary VTE is unknown. We aimed in our study to analyze the plasma levels of ApoM in patients with VTE in order to evaluate the diagnostic importance of ApoM in primary VTE. A total of 357 patients with suspected first episode of VTE were recruited prospectively in the SCORE study. Plasma samples from 307 patients were available for quantifying the plasma levels of ApoM in patients with VTE using sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913891/venous-thromboembolism-and-risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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A B Pedersen, J Vandenbroucke, E Horváth-Puhó, H T Sørensen
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether venous thromboembolism (VTE) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients can be marker of occult cancer. OBJECTIVES: To examine cancer risk subsequent to VTE among RA patients compared with cancer risk in RA cohort without VTE and in a general population without RA and without VTE. PATIENTS/METHODS: All RA patients with a first-time diagnosis of VTE (index date) during 1978-2013 and comparison cohorts were identified from population-based registries in Denmark...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913590/challenges-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Annemarie E Fogerty
Thrombotic complications in pregnancy represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a primary hypercoagulable state due to enhanced production of clotting factors, a decrease in protein S activity, and inhibition of fibrinolysis. These physiologic changes will yield a collective rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of about 1-2 in 1000 pregnancies for the general obstetric population, which represents a five- to tenfold increased risk in pregnancy compared to age-matched non-pregnant peers...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912665/multimodal-approach-of-pulmonary-artery-intimal-sarcoma-a-single-institution-experience
#15
S Secondino, V Grazioli, F Valentino, M Pin, A Pagani, A Sciortino, C Klersy, M G Callegari, P Morbini, R Dore, M Paulli, P Pedrazzoli, A M D'armini
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) is a rare tumor, whose therapeutic approach is mainly based on surgery, either pneumonectomy or pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). The prognosis reported in published series is very poor, with survival of 1.5 months without any kind of treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to January 2016, 1027 patients were referred to our hospital for symptoms of acute or chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease. Twelve patients having a confirmed diagnosis of PAS underwent PEA...
2017: Sarcoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912416/a-case-of-tranexamic-acid-as-adjunctive-treatment-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-multiple-recurrences
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Ronni Mikkelsen, Thorkil Anker-Møller, Anne-Mette Hvas, Niels Sunde
BACKGROUND Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common neurosurgical condition that is treated using a cranial burr hole evacuation procedure, but recurrence is common. The use of anticoagulant therapy can increase the risk of developing a recurrent subdural hematoma. We present a challenging case of a patient on long-term anticoagulant therapy following previous aortic and aortic valve surgery who had CSDH with multiple recurrences and was ultimately treated with tranexamic acid as an adjunct to surgery. CASE REPORT A male patient in his mid-sixties presented with a headache and bilateral CSDH...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910988/anticoagulation-after-coronary-stenting-a-systemic-review
#17
Zhe Dong, Jingang Zheng
Introduction or background: Anticoagulant therapy is mainly used to prevent patients from suffering coronary and systemic thromboembolism after stenting. Many studies have been done to formulate an optimized regimen of a post-PCI or long-time anticoagulant therapy. Recent advances in the selection and duration of anticoagulant agents will be conducive to the management of patients who are considered to need anticoagulant therapy after stenting. Sources of data: Key recent published literature, including international guidelines and relevant reviews...
September 1, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910333/reduced-proliferation-of-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-in-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolic-disease-as-a-consequence-of-endothelial-dysfunction
#18
Rubicel Hernandez-Lopez, Antonieta Chavez-Gonzalez, Patricia Torres-Barrera, Dafne Moreno-Lorenzana, Norma Lopez-DiazGuerrero, David Santiago-German, Irma Isordia-Salas, David Smadja, Mervin C Yoder, Abraham Majluf-Cruz, J Antonio Alvarado-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolic disease (VTD) is a public health problem. We recently reported that endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) derived from endothelial cells (EC) (ECFC-ECs) from patients with VTD have a dysfunctional state. For this study, we proposed that a dysfunctional status of these cells generates a reduction of its proliferative ability, which is also associated with senescence and reactive oxygen species (ROS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Human mononuclear cells (MNCs) were obtained from peripheral blood from 40 healthy human volunteers (controls) and 50 patients with VTD matched by age (20-50 years) and sex to obtain ECFCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906352/clinical-and-angiographic-outcomes-following-endovascular-treatment-of-very-small-3%C3%A2-mm-or-smaller-intracranial-aneurysm-a-single-center-experience
#19
Yongsheng Liu, Feng Wang, Xiaochen Fu, Yongjian Liu, Guodong Zhang, Ke Xu
Treatments for very small (3 mm or smaller) intracranial aneurysms (VSAs) remain controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of endovascular treatment for VSAs and to evaluate clinical risk factors associated with complications.This retrospective study enrolled 82 VSA patients who underwent coil embolization in our institution. Angiographic outcomes were assessed according to the Meyers classification. The clinical results were evaluated using the modified Rankin scale (mRS) immediately after coiling, at discharge, and during follow-up...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904974/microarray-analysis-and-detection-of-micrornas-associated-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#20
Ran Miao, Ying Wang, Jun Wan, Dong Leng, Juanni Gong, Jifeng Li, Yunxia Zhang, Wenyi Pang, Zhenguo Zhai, Yuanhua Yang
The aim of this study was to understand the importance of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension- (CTEPH-) associated microRNAs (miRNAs). miRNAs differentially expressed in CTEPH samples compared with control samples were identified, and the target genes were predicted. The target genes of the key differentially expressed miRNAs were analyzed, and functional enrichment analyses were carried out. Finally, the miRNAs were detected using RT-PCR. Among the downregulated miRNAs, MiR-3148 regulated the most target genes and was significantly enriched in pathways in cancer, glioma, and ErbB signaling pathway...
2017: BioMed Research International
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