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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225327/plasma-fibrin-clot-structure-and-thromboembolism-clinical-implications
#1
Michał Ząbczyk, Anetta Undas
Fibrin formed as a result of fibrinogen polymerization is a main protein component of a clot in a test tube and intravascular thrombi in vivo. Fibrin clot structure characterized by fibers diameter and pore size differs between healthy subjects and those with thromboembolic diseases, in part due to the quality and quantity of fibrinogen and the magnitude of thrombin generation. A key measure of plasma clot structure is its permeability, reflected by the Darcy constant, Ks. Reduced Ks is a typical feature of the prothrombotic fibrin clot phenotype, which is associated with faster formation of denser fibrin mesh, relatively resistant to lysis...
December 11, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222321/thrombectomy-and-thrombolysis-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-postthrombotic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Suresh Vedantham
Postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a frequent complication of lower-extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), occurring in approximately 40% of patients despite the use of anticoagulant therapy. PTS causes significant impairment of patients' health-related quality of life, and no evidence-based therapies have been consistently effective. Catheter-directed thrombolysis and thrombectomy have been shown to remove acute thrombus, and it has been hypothesized they could prevent or reduce PTS. However, because these procedures can be associated with complications, mainly bleeding, randomized trial data are needed to determine when they should be used...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222260/should-we-diagnose-and-treat-distal-deep-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Helia Robert-Ebadi, Marc Righini
Ultrasound series report that isolated distal deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as calf DVT, represents up to 50% of all lower-limb DVTs and, therefore, is a frequent medical condition. Unlike proximal DVT and pulmonary embolism, which have been studied extensively and for which management is well standardized, much less is known about the optimal management of isolated calf DVT. Recent data arising from registries and nonrandomized studies have suggested that most distal DVTs do not extend to the proximal veins and have an uneventful follow-up when left untreated...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216479/diagnosis-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-recurrence-ultrasound-criteria
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REVIEW
Mario Maufus, Antoine Elias, Marie-Thérèse Barrellier, Gilles Pernod
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is often suspected in patients after anticoagulant drug withdrawal. The clinical signs can be confused with the onset of post-thrombotic syndrome. For these reasons, diagnosis of DVT recurrence must rely on an accurate method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to assess this challenging clinical issue, we performed an overview of the literature regarding ultrasound criteria for the diagnosis of recurrent DVT through a Medline search, which included articles published from January 1, 1980 to February 20, 2017...
November 14, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211373/-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-uncommon-localisations
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Andreas Erdmann, Barbara Ney, Salah Dine Qanadli, Luca Calanca, Lucia Mazzolai
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) with its two components, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a common disease with an incidence of 0,75‑2,69/1000. Deep vein thrombosis is localized in unusual sites in about 10 %, and rare DVT's have specific symptoms and risk factors. Uncommon DVT's are often related to local factors, inflammation, cancer, hematologic diseases and thrombophilia. Their diagnostic workup is less straightforward than in suspected VTE of lower limbs and PE, and rare DVT's are often unexpected findings of imaging studies...
December 6, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202213/rivaroxaban-for-preventing-venous-thromboembolism-in-high-risk-ambulatory-patients-with-cancer-rationale-and-design-of-the-cassini-trial
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Alok A Khorana, Saroj Vadhan-Raj, Nicole M Kuderer, Ted Wun, Howard Liebman, Gerald Soff, Chandra Belani, Eileen M O'Reilly, Robert McBane, John Eikelboom, C V Damaraju, Karen Beyers, Flavia Dietrich, Ajay K Kakkar, Hanno Riess, Renata D'Alpino Peixoto, Gary H Lyman
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent complication of cancer associated with morbidity, mortality, increased hospitalizations and higher health care costs. Cancer patients at increased risk for VTE can be identified using a validated risk assessment score, and the incidence of VTE can be reduced in high-risk settings using anticoagulation. Rivaroxaban is a potent, oral, direct, factor Xa inhibitor approved for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic events, including VTE. CASSINI is a double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, multicentre study comparing rivaroxaban with placebo in adult ambulatory patients with various cancers who are initiating systemic cancer therapy and are at high risk of VTE (Khorana score ≥ 2)...
November 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200147/pediatric-deep-venous-thrombosis-associated-with-staphylococcal-infections-single-institutional-experience
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Divyaswathi Citla Sridhar, Ossama M Maher, Nidra I Rodriguez
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has been previously reported in children with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This study reviews our institutional experience by evaluating characteristics and outcomes of children with DVT and staphylococcal infections. Retrospective clinical data from 16 pediatric patients with DVT and staphylococcal infections over a 5-year period was obtained via medical record abstraction. Sixteen patients with a median age at diagnosis of 8 years were included. The most common infection encountered was osteomyelitis (56%)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199766/pentasaccharides-for-the-treatment-of-deep-vein-thrombosis
#8
REVIEW
Gustavo Ms Brandao, Daniela R Junqueira, Hamilton A Rollo, Marcone L Sobreira
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is based on antithrombotic therapy, initially with parenteral administration of unfractionated heparin or low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) for five to seven days, then subsequent long-term therapy with oral vitamin K antagonists (e.g. warfarin). Pentasaccharides are novel anticoagulants that may be favourable over standard therapy due to their predictable effect, no need for frequent monitoring or re-dosing, and few known drug interactions...
December 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174452/diagnosing-centrally-located-pulmonary-embolisms-in-the-emergency-department-using-point-of-care-ultrasound
#9
Kristin H Dwyer, Joshua S Rempell, Michael B Stone
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to investigate the combined accuracy of right heart strain on focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on compression ultrasound (CUS) for identification of centrally located pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed on computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). METHODS: This was a prospective observational study using a convenience sample of patients undergoing CTPA in the emergency department (ED) for evaluation of PE...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170316/19%C3%A2-accuracy-of-biomarkers-for-venous-thromboembolism-in-pregnancy-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy-dipep-biomarker-study
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Steve Goodacre, Beverley Hunt, Kiran Parmar, Neil Shephard, Kimberley Horspool
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the accuracy of biomarkers for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnant and postpartum women with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). DESIGN: Observational cohort study augmented with additional cases with VTE. SETTING: Emergency departments and maternity units at eleven prospectively recruiting sites. PARTICIPANTS: Pregnant or postpartum women presenting with suspected PE or diagnosed DVT. INTERVENTIONS: Research nurses/midwives collected a blood sample from women with suspected PE or diagnosed DVT and data relating to diagnostic imaging, treatment and adverse outcomes...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164021/efficacy-safety-and-timing-of-anticoagulant-thromboprophylaxis-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-acute-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Paul M Arnold, James S Harrop, Geno Merli, Lindsay G Tetreault, Brian K Kwon, Steve Casha, Katherine Palmieri, Jefferson R Wilson, Michael G Fehlings, Haley K Holmer, Daniel C Norvell
Study Design: Systematic review. Objectives: The objective of this study was to answer 5 key questions: What is the comparative effectiveness and safety of (1a) anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis compared to no prophylaxis, placebo, or another anticoagulant strategy for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) after acute spinal cord injury (SCI)? (1b) Mechanical prophylaxis strategies alone or in combination with other strategies for preventing DVT and PE after acute SCI? (1c) Prophylactic inferior vena cava filter insertion alone or in combination with other strategies for preventing DVT and PE after acute SCI? (2) What is the optimal timing to initiate and/or discontinue anticoagulant, mechanical, and/or prophylactic inferior vena cava filter following acute SCI? (3) What is the cost-effectiveness of these treatment options? Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify studies published through February 28, 2015...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154971/preemptive-anticoagulation-of-patients-with-a-high-pretest-probability-of-pulmonary-embolism-are-guidelines-followed
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Laura Willoughby, Daniel M Adams, R Scott Evans, James F Lloyd, Scott M Stevens, Scott C Woller, Joseph R Bledsoe, Valerie T Aston, Emily L Wilson, C Gregory Elliott
BACKGROUND: Guidelines suggest anticoagulation of patients with high pretest probability of pulmonary embolism (PE) while awaiting diagnostic test results (preemptive anticoagulation). Data relevant to the practice of preemptive anticoagulation are not available. METHODS: We reviewed 3,500 consecutive patients who underwent CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) at 2 emergency departments (ED). We classified the pretest probability for PE using the Revised Geneva Score (RGS) as low (RGS 0-3), intermediate (RGS 4-10), or high (RGS 11-18)...
November 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145107/postoperative-thoracic-hemorrhage-after-right-upper-lobectomy-with-thoracic-wall-resection-during-rivaroxaban-anticoagulant-therapy-for-deep-leg-vein-thrombosis-a-case-report
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Taiji Kuwata, Masatoshi Kanayama, Ayako Hirai, Shuichi Shinohara, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Naoko Imanishi, Koji Kuroda, Fumihiro Tanaka
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) is the one of the most important complications after thoracic surgery. This complicatin after the surgery is often treated by new anticoaglant drug, such as rivaroxaban, which dose not need to the monitoring of blood coaglation system. We experienced postoperative bleeding case during anticoaglant therapy using rivaroxaban. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient underwent a right upper lobectomy with lung and chest wall resection for lung cancer...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132220/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-versus-standard-anticoagulation-for-acute-lower-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-a-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
#14
Yongming Lu, Linyi Chen, Jinhui Chen, Tao Tang
Standard anticoagulant treatment alone for acute lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is ineffective in eliminating thrombus from the deep venous system, with many patients developing postthrombotic syndrome (PTS). Because catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) can dissolve the clot, reducing the development of PTS in iliofemoral or femoropopliteal DVT. This meta-analysis compares CDT plus anticoagulation versus standard anticoagulation for acute iliofemoral or femoropopliteal DVT. Ten trials were included in the meta-analysis...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131406/testicular-vein-thrombosis-incidence-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-and-survival
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Charles J Lenz, Robert D McBane, Kevin P Cohoon, Dawid T Janczak, Benjamin S Simmons, Rayya A Saadiq, Malgorzata Mimier, Ana I Casanegra, Paul R Daniels, Waldemar E Wysokinski
PURPOSE: Testicular vein thrombosis (TVT) etiology, recurrence, and survival were compared with lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in order to determine whether treatment guidelines for DVT could be applied to TVT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An inception cohort of patients with confirmed TVT (January 1995-October 2015) was compared to a control group of patients with lower extremity DVT matched by age, gender, and diagnosis date. RESULTS: Thirty-nine men with TVT were identified; 15 (38%) with isolated TVT...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127473/colorectal-cancer-and-thrombosis
#16
P A Rees, H W Clouston, S Duff, C C Kirwan
SIGNIFICANCE: Colorectal cancer (CRC), results in a hypercoagulable state which manifests clinically as venous thromboembolism (VTE), often presenting as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). The consequences of VTE in CRC can be devastating, resulting in long-term morbidity and are a frequent cause of death, even amongst those who would have otherwise had a favourable cancer prognosis. The incidence of VTE in all cancers is increasing, whilst the exact incidence of VTE in CRC is likely to be underestimated...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125431/the-timing-of-venous-thromboembolic-events-after-spine-surgery-a-single-center-experience-with-6869-consecutive-patients
#17
Michael B Cloney, Benjamin Hopkins, Ekamjeet S Dhillon, Nader S Dahdaleh
OBJECTIVE Venous thromboembolic events (VTEs), including both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after spine surgery. Prophylactic anticoagulation, or chemoprophylaxis, can prevent VTE. However, the timing of VTEs after spine surgery and the effect of chemoprophylaxis on VTE timing remain underinvestigated. METHODS The records of 6869 consecutive spine surgeries were retrospectively examined. Data on patient demographics, surgical variables, hospital course, and timing of VTEs were collected...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121664/does-preoperative-mechanical-prophylaxis-have-additional-effectiveness-in-preventing-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-retrospective-case-control-study
#18
Ji-Hoon Nam, Dae-Hwan Kim, Je-Hyun Yoo, Ji-Hyo Hwang, Jun-Dong Chang
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery (HFS) are at increased risk of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE). To reduce this risk, combined postoperative mechanical and chemical thromboprophylaxis has been routinely performed after HFS in these patients. This retrospective case-control study was conducted to evaluate the additional effectiveness of preoperative mechanical thromboprophylaxis for the prevention of VTE following HFS in elderly patients. METHODS: Of 539 consecutive patients aged 70 years or older undergoing HFS, 404 (control group) did not receive preoperative mechanical thromboprophylaxis, while 135 (study group) received mechanical thromboprophylaxis using an intermittent pneumatic compression device and graduated compression stockings from the time of admission until surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118862/thromboprophylaxis-and-mortality-among-patients-who-developed-venous-thromboembolism-in-seven-major-hospitals-in-saudi-arabia
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Fahad M Al-Hameed, Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Abdulelah I Qadhi, Amira Shaker, Farjah H Al-Gahtani, Fawzi F Al-Jassir, Galila F Zahir, Tarig S Al-Khuwaitir, Mohammed H Addar, Mohamed S Al-Hajjaj, Mohamed A Abdelaal, Essam Y Aboelnazar
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hospitalization is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Despite its effectiveness, evidence-based thromboprophylaxis is still underutilized in many countries including Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: Our objectives were to determine how often hospital-acquired VTE patients received appropriate thromboprophylaxis, VTE-associated mortality, and the percentage of patients given anticoagulant therapy and adherence to it after discharged...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115714/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-pediatric-patients
#20
REVIEW
Julie Jaffray, Guy Young
Due to advances in caring for critically ill children and those with chronic diseases, rates of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are increasing in children. Risk factors consist of central venous catheters, chronic medical conditions, thrombophilia, and various medications. Compression Doppler ultrasonography is the method most commonly used to diagnose DVT, and patients will usually present with pain and swelling of the affected limb. Anticoagulation via subcutaneous injection is the most common treatment regime for children with DVT, and the new, direct oral anticoagulants are currently under investigation...
November 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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