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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336977/the-role-of-extended-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-following-urologic-pelvic-surgery
#1
Daniel Sagalovich, Rollin Say, Jihad Kaouk, Reza Mehrazin
With the emergence of evidence that venous thromboembolisms (VTE) typically occurs following discharge after urologic pelvic surgery, the focus on extended VTE prophylaxis has intensified. Urologists should have a comprehensive understanding of various VTE risk factors in order to weigh the risk of postoperative hemorrhage with the possibility of fatal pulmonary embolus. Risk factors such as advanced age, obesity, and active malignancy are especially common in patient's undergoing urologic pelvic surgery, and thus this issue becomes particularly relevant to the practicing urologist...
January 11, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334497/deep-vein-thrombosis-and-venous-thromboembolism-in-trauma
#2
Keith J Ruskin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus are major causes of hospital-related morbidity and mortality, and are recognized as complications in patients with traumatic injury. Despite the significant morbidity and mortality associated with DVTs, prophylaxis and treatment are still not well understood and remain the subject of research and debate. RECENT FINDINGS: Elements of the patient's history and physical examination, along with thromboelastography, can be used to predict patients who are at greatest risk of DVT and venous thromboembolism (VTE)...
January 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331855/retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-pregnancy-risk-versus-benefit
#3
REVIEW
David A Crosby, Kevin Ryan, Niall McEniff, Patrick Dicker, Carmen Regan, Caoimhe Lynch, Bridgette Byrne
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism remains one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the developed world. Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have a role in the prevention of lethal pulmonary emboli when anticoagulation is contraindicated or has failed [1]. It is unclear whether or not the physiological changes in pregnancy influence efficacy and complications of these devices. The decision to place an IVC filter in pregnancy is complex and there is limited information in terms of benefit and risk to the mother...
December 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328749/thromboembolic-diseases-and-the-use-of-vena-cava-filters
#4
Samanthi De Silva
Mr GW is a 77-year-old gentleman who is hoping to have a total knee replacement of his left knee. He underwent a knee replacement on the right in 2011 under spinal anaesthetic, where his postoperative period was complicated by a saddle pulmonary embolus (PE).
April 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290600/systematic-review-of-may-thurner-syndrome-with-emphasis-on-gender-differences
#5
REVIEW
Christof T Kaltenmeier, Young Erben, Jeffrey Indes, Alfred Lee, Alan Dardik, Timur Sarac, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
OBJECTIVE: May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is increasingly recognized as a frequent source of leg swelling and a precipitating factor for venous thromboembolism. This paper is a systematic review of the English literature on MTS with an analysis focusing on gender differences in presentation and treatment. METHODS: A systematic review of the English literature between April 1967 and December 2014 was performed using the following terms: "May-Thurner syndrome," "Cockett syndrome," and "iliac vein compression syndrome...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287491/acute-pulmonary-embolism-after-arthroscopic-glenoid-labral-repair-and-subacromial-decompression-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Michelle Yagnatovsky, Amos Z Dai, Michael Zacchilli, Laith M Jazrawi
A 29-year-old female with a history of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on combined oral contraceptives presents with an acute, CT confirmed pulmonary embolus of the right lower lobe one week following arthroscopic labral repair of the right shoulder. The patient's risk factors including obesity, oral contraceptive use, PCOS, and surgical positioning are discussed.
December 21, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260426/the-use-of-prophylactic-anticoagulation-during-induction-and-consolidation-chemotherapy-in-adults-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#7
Rachael F Grace, Daniel J DeAngelo, Kristen E Stevenson, Donna Neuberg, Stephen E Sallan, Yasser R Abou Mourad, Julie Bergeron, Matthew D Seftel, Caroline Kokulis, Jean M Connors
Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in adults confers a high risk of venous thromboembolic (VTE) complications. We describe the implementation and results of prophylactic anticoagulation guidelines in adults (18-50 years) treated on a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL pediatric inspired consortium protocol from 2007 to 2013. A high rate of asparaginase related toxicity events, including thrombosis, resulted in a protocol amendment adding guidelines for prophylactic anticoagulation and a modified asparaginase dose and schedule...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243077/pulmonary-embolus-as-cause-of-death-in-an-adolescent-demonstration-on-postmortem-ct
#8
Mary P Harty, H Theodore Harcke, Sharon W Gould, Adrienne Sukula-Perlman
Computed tomography (CT) is widely accepted in adult forensic death investigations (determination of cause and manner of death) but is only beginning to play a larger role in the cause of death determination in infants and children. We present a case of an adolescent with nephrotic syndrome who sustained cardiac arrest and died in the emergency department. A postmortem CT was requested by the state Office of the Medical Examiner as part of the medicolegal death investigation. Postmortem CT showed a saddle pulmonary embolus that was confirmed on conventional autopsy, demonstrating a natural manner of death...
December 14, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189568/tranexamic-acid-decreases-visible-and-hidden-blood-loss-without-affecting-prethrombotic-state-molecular-markers-in-transforaminal-thoracic-interbody-fusion-for-treatment-of-thoracolumbar-fracture-dislocation
#9
Wentao Wang, Kun Duan, Minjie Ma, Yong Jiang, Tuanjiang Liu, Jijun Liu, Dingjun Hao
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid (TXA) administered during the surgical correction of thoracolumbar fracture-dislocation SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Thoracolumbar fracture-dislocation surgery is generally associated with substantial blood loss and a high risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). TXA has been shown to improve hemostasis in surgical procedures. METHODS: We investigated 80 patients with thoracolumbar fracture-dislocation who underwent transforaminal thoracic interbody fusion (TTIF) between March 2014 and December 2016...
November 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178987/time-to-threshold-as-a-new-indicator-of-circulatory-state-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
#10
Andreas Gunter Bach, Bettina-Maria Taute, Alexey Surov
BACKGROUND: Bolus tracking is commonly applied in computed tomography pulmonary angiography. The time that it takes for contrast to reach a predefined threshold in the pulmonary artery is called time to threshold (TTT). TTT could be associated with the circulatory state, and ultimately with prognosis in patients with PE. AIM: The purpose of the present study was to examine the correlation of TTT with embolus burden, radiological and clinical parameters of circulatory state, and ultimately with 30-day mortality...
November 16, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109889/a-case-report-on-vt-from-tv-dvt-and-pe-from-prolonged-television-watching
#11
Alan Lucerna, James Espinosa, Lindsey Ackley, Philip Carhart, Douglas Stranges, Risha Hertz
Pulmonary embolus (PE) and deep vein thrombosis are diagnoses that are commonly made in the emergency department. Well known risk factors for thromboembolic events include immobility, malignancy, pregnancy, surgery, and acquired or inherited thrombophilias, obesity, cigarette smoking, and hypertension. We present a case of a 59-year-old female who watched TV and developed leg swelling and was found to have PE and DVT.
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090256/pulseless-electrical-activity-during-general-anesthesia-induction-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#12
Tae Min You, Seungoh Kim
Pulseless electrical activity (PEA) is a clinical condition characterized by unresponsiveness and lack of palpable pulse in the presence of organized cardiac electrical activity and is caused by a profound cardiovascular insult (e.g., severe prolonged hypoxia or acidosis, extreme hypovolemia, or flow-restricting pulmonary embolus). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that is characterized by progressive degeneration of all levels of the motor nervous system. Damage to the respiratory system and weakness of the muscles may increase the likelihood of an emergency situation occurring in patients with ALS while under general anesthesia...
September 2017: Journal of dental anesthesia and pain medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054227/life-threatening-cardiac-perforation-after-posterior-spondylodesis
#13
Michaela Andrä, Harald Baumer, Florian Mittergradnegger, Michael Laschitz, Tadej Petek, Wolfgang Wandschneider
This reports presents a case of a 62-year-old woman with hemorrhagic hypovolemic shock, respiratory distress, and pericardial effusion secondary to right atrial perforation caused by a cement embolus after dorsal spondylodesis. Despite optimal intensive care support for a supposed pulmonary embolism, the patient's condition markedly deteriorated. On delayed embolus recognition by contrast-enhanced computed tomography and transesophageal echocardiography, she had to undergo cardiac surgery. Cardiac involvement is a rare but important complication, with few cases described after vertebroplasty and none after spondylodesis...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037361/a-novel-surgical-approach-to-symptomatic-left-renal-vein-aneurysm
#14
Anthony Rios, Pouria Parsa, John Eidt, Gregory Pearl
Visceral venous aneurysms are uncommon and renal vein aneurysms are among the rarest in this subset. Renal vein aneurysms are frequently asymptomatic, but patients may present with flank pain or hematuria. Complications of untreated visceral venous aneurysms include thrombus formation and, very rarely, rupture. Treatment of renal vein aneurysms ranges from watchful waiting to surgical repair. We describe a patient with renal vein aneurysm presenting with recurrent pulmonary embolus with no other identifiable source...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035980/incidence-of-symptomatic-pulmonary-embolus-and-deep-vein-thrombosis-after-knee-arthroscopy-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-population
#15
Brian C Lau, Jason Jagodzinski, Nirav K Pandya
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) after pediatric knee arthroscopy is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after knee arthroscopy in the pediatric and adolescent population in a high-volume center. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: All patients who underwent arthroscopy of the knee for a sports-related injury by 2 surgeons were reviewed...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989798/how-to-train-radiology-residents-to-diagnose-pulmonary-embolism-using-a-dedicated-mri-protocol
#16
Anna Nordgren Rogberg, Sven Nyrén, Eli Westerlund, Peter Lindholm
BACKGROUND: In recent years, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been suggested as an alternative to computed tomography angiography (CTA) to diagnose pulmonary embolism (PE). In previous studies, only senior radiologists have been evaluated as reviewers. PURPOSE: To investigate if radiology residents can be trained to review MRI regarding PE and to determine the learning curve effects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four residents independently went through a training program consisting of 70 participants that had undergone steady-state free precession MRI...
September 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987675/influence-of-spectral-detector-ct-based-monoenergetic-images-on-the-computer-aided-detection-of-pulmonary-artery-embolism
#17
Jan Robert Kröger, Tilman Hickethier, Gregor Pahn, Felix Gerhardt, David Maintz, Alexander C Bunck
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of monoenergetic reconstructions using a spectral detector CT (SDCT) on the computer aided detection (CAD) of pulmonary artery embolism (PAE) on CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and CT in venous contrast phase (CTV). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective data base search identified 15 patients with CTPA and 18 patients with CTV and diagnosis of PAE. For these patients, monoenergetic (monoE) images at different energy levels or with a fixed attenuation in the pulmonary artery were generated and independently analyzed using a commercially available computer aided detection (CAD) tool...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982549/achieving-a-3-star-society-of-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-ranking-by-using-continuing-process-improvement-lean-methodology-and-root-cause-analysis
#18
Robert J Cerfolio, Douglas J Minnich, Benjamin Wei, Caroline Watson, Malcolm M DeCamp
Our purpose is to identify the metrics used by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) to rank lobectomy and to show our process to improve. This is a review of our STS data for lobectomy and our results using the process of root cause analysis and lean methodology to improve our outcomes. The STS metrics are 30-day mortality, pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, bronchopleural fistula, pulmonary embolus, initial ventilator support greater than 48 hours, reintubation and respiratory failure, tracheostomy, myocardial infarction, or unexpected return to the operating room...
August 18, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922451/low-medical-morbidity-and-mortality-after-acute-courses-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-a-population-based-sample
#19
D M Blumberger, D P Seitz, N Herrmann, J G Kirkham, R Ng, C Reimer, P Kurdyak, A Gruneir, M J Rapoport, Z J Daskalakis, B H Mulsant, S N Vigod
BACKGROUND: To determine event rates for specific medical events and mortality among individuals receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). METHOD: Population-based cohort study using health administrative data of acute ECT treatments delivered in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2011. We measured the following medical event rates, per 10 000 ECT treatments, up to 7 and 30 days post-treatment: stroke, seizure, acute myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, deep vein thrombosis, gastrointestinal bleeding, falls, hip fracture, and mortality...
September 18, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904659/-pulmonary-embolism-at-the-university-hospital-campus-of-lome-togo-a-retrospective-study-about-51-cases
#20
Soulemane Pessinaba, Yaovi Dodzi Molba Atti, Soodougoua Baragou, Machihude Pio, Yaovi Afassinou, Mohamed Kpélafia, Edem Goeh-Akué, Findibé Damorou
INTRODUCTION: This study provides an analysis of the evolutionary, clinical and epidemiological aspects of pulmonary embolism at the University Hospital Campus of Lome. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, analytic and descriptive study over a period of 39 months (November 1 , 2011- January 31, 2015). All the medical records of patients hospitalized for PE in the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Campus were analyzed. RESULTS: The prevalence of PE was 3...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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