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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238798/association-between-hypercoagulable-conditions-and-calciphylaxis-in-patients-with-renal-disease-a-case-control-study
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Allison S Dobry, Lauren N Ko, Jessica St John, J Mark Sloan, Sagar Nigwekar, Daniela Kroshinsky
Importance: Calciphylaxis is a rare skin disease with high morbidity and mortality that frequently affects patients with renal disease. Hypercoagulable conditions are frequently observed in both patients with calciphylaxis and those with chronic kidney disease (CKD), complicating our understanding of which hypercoagulable conditions are specific to calciphylaxis. Objective: To identify hypercoagulable conditions that are risk factors for developing calciphylaxis while controlling for CKD...
December 13, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222319/hits-and-misses-in-100-years-of-heparin
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REVIEW
Lawrence Rice
Heparin was discovered 100 years ago, and the heparin-induced thrombocytopenia syndrome was described 40 years ago. That the most powerful anticoagulant of the last century can also produce the most extreme prothrombotic diathesis is but one of the paradoxes that surround heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Standard treatment is alternative anticoagulation. Advances continue to be made regarding pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment. Currently, an epidemic of overdiagnosis threatens the well-being of patients, so efforts to educate clinicians on when and how to make this diagnosis are pressing...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199766/pentasaccharides-for-the-treatment-of-deep-vein-thrombosis
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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/29185142/initial-and-long-term-impact-of-a-multi-disciplinary-task-force-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Ming Y Lim, Joyce Foster, Angela Rourk, Charles S Greenberg
Many medical centers are faced with a major challenge in making an accurate diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and ensuring appropriate changes in management strategy in line with guideline recommendations. We report the initial and long-term impact and challenges of institution-wide changes in the diagnosis and management of HIT in the inpatient setting at an academic medical center. We established a HIT Task Force, consisting of a multidisciplinary team of non-malignant hematologists, nursing, pharmacist, pathology, blood bank and clinical lab informatics...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181882/heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-complicating-children-after-the-fontan-procedure-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Uri Pollak, David Mishaly, Gili Kenet, Amir Vardi
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a life-threatening complication of heparin therapy. The risk for HIT correlates with the cumulative dosage of heparin exposure. In Fontan patients, recurrent systemic anticoagulation, traditionally with heparin, is used to alleviate the thrombotic complications that may occur postoperatively when the venous pressure rises and the systemic venous flow into the pulmonary arteries becomes sluggish, putting them at increased risk. As a pressure gradient-dependent circulation, elevation in systemic venous pressure, most often by venous thrombosis, contributes to circuit failure...
November 27, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180919/false-positive-immunoassay-for-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-the-presence-of-monoclonal-gammopathy-a-case-report
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Ivana Markovic, Zeljko Debeljak, Bojana Bosnjak, Maja Marijanovic
Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a life-threatening disorder which diagnosis depends on laboratory evaluation. The objective of this report is to present the impact of different laboratory methods for HIT detection on the diagnostic evaluation process. In this case, a 78-year old female patient previously diagnosed with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) was administered with heparin for pulmonary embolism treatment. Patient's initial diagnostic work-up (determination of platelet count and prothrombin time measurement for monitoring of pharmacotherapy) was followed by the clinical estimation of HIT likelihood by "4Ts" score, two immunoassays (ID-PaGIA Heparin/PF4 Antibody Test and ELISA PF4 IgG assay) and one functional test called high-performance liquid chromatography serotonin release assay (HPLC-SRA)...
October 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172900/development-of-a-high-yield-expression-and-purification-system-for-platelet-factor-4
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Angela Huynh, Donald M Arnold, Jane C Moore, James W Smith, John G Kelton, Ishac Nazy
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an adverse drug reaction characterized by IgG antibodies bound to complexes of platelet factor 4 (PF4) and heparin. The majority of diagnostic tests for HIT rely on an exogenous source of PF4 to identify anti-PF4/heparin antibodies. These include the PF4-dependent enhanced serotonin release assay (PF4-SRA) among others. Using a bacterial expression system, we developed a novel and efficient method of producing recombinant human PF4 (rhPF4) that is biochemically and antigenically similar to platelet-derived human PF4...
November 27, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170877/oral-anticoagulant-dosing-administration-and-storage-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-canadian-health-care-providers
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Siavash Piran, Sam Schulman, Mohamed Panju, Menaka Pai
Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use is increasing worldwide. However, if not taken or prescribed correctly, DOACs have serious side effects. It is crucial that healthcare providers (HCPs) offer patients accurate information and counselling around DOACs, to optimize safe and effective use. To assess knowledge around oral anticoagulant indication, dosing, storage, and administration, an electronic survey was distributed to HCPs across Canada from June to August 2017, with 18 questions on the practical use of oral anticoagulants...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169471/fondaparinux-for-treatment-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-too-good-to-be-true
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EDITORIAL
Theodore E Warkentin
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November 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169470/use-of-fondaparinux-off-label-or-approved-anticoagulants-for-management-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Marc Schindewolf, Julia Steindl, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Sebastian Schellong, Pascal Maria Dohmen, Johannes Brachmann, Katharina Madlener, Bernd Pötzsch, Robert Klamroth, Johannes Hankowitz, Norbert Banik, Sonja Eberle, Markus Michael Müller, Stefan Kropff, Edelgard Lindhoff-Last
BACKGROUND: Life-threatening heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is treated with the alternative nonheparin anticoagulants argatroban, lepirudin, or danaparoid. Frequently, the pentasaccharide fondaparinux is used off-label. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to investigate the safety and efficacy of the different anticoagulants for treating HIT. METHODS: In a national, multicenter registry study, hospitalized patients who were diagnosed with HIT, an at least intermediate clinical HIT-risk (4Ts score ≥4 points), and received treatment with ≥1 dose of the aforementioned anticoagulants were included...
November 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164662/laboratory-tests-for-identification-or-exclusion-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-hit-or-miss
#11
Emmanuel J Favaloro
Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a potentially fatal condition that arises subsequent to formation of antibodies against complexes containing heparin, usually platelet-factor 4-heparin ('anti-PF4-heparin'). Assessment for HIT involves both clinical evaluation and, if indicated, laboratory testing for confirmation or exclusion, typically using an initial immunological assay ('screening'), and only if positive, a secondary functional assay for confirmation. Many different immunological and functional assays have been developed...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095327/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-due-to-low-molecular-weight-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht, Ming Y Lim, Tanya N Turan
INTRODUCTION: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an immune-mediated complication of heparin exposure. A limited number of studies have reported cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) as the presenting thrombotic event induced by HIT, only one of which occurred with exposure to low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), with death as outcome. Here, we present a unique case of LMWH-induced HIT leading to CVST but resulting in good clinical outcome. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old woman received subcutaneous LMWH for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis while in rehabilitation following kyphoplasty for spinal fracture related to recent trauma...
November 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078925/thrombotic-microangiopathies-ttp-hus-hellp
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REVIEW
Shane Kappler, Sarah Ronan-Bentle, Autumn Graham
Thrombocytopenia, strictly defined as a platelet count less than 150,000, is common in the emergency department. Recognition, diagnostic investigation, and proper disposition of a thrombocytopenic patient are imperative. One group of disorders leading to thrombocytopenia is the thrombotic microangiopathies, hallmarked by platelet destruction. These thrombotic microangiopathies include thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, low platelet count (HELLP), which should be distinguished from similar disease processes such as immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)...
December 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068112/use-of-systemic-bivalirudin-with-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-a-patient-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-case-report
#14
Hisham A Badreldin, Jessica Rimsans, Jean M Connors, Stephen D Wiviott
In patients with submassive pulmonary embolism, the use of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT), using low-dose alteplase is associated with improvement in overall hemodynamics. The data for use of CDT in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia are limited. We report a case of CDT in a patient with HIT using bivalirudin anticoagulation. Data of the use of bivalirudin and argatroban for systemic anticoagulation with CDT are limited.
October 25, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066639/idiopathic-catastrophic-thrombosis-with-happy-ending
#15
Julia Heid, Andreas Greinacher, Hugo A Katus, Oliver J Müller
A 59-year-old male patient suffered three life-threatening instent thromboses after an initial resuscitation due to an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction of the anterior cardiac wall. With a high-risk profile for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), he was placed on argatroban after the second reinfarction. Under this apparently appropriate treatment, a third reinfarction occurred, and the patient had to undergo high-risk cardiac bypass surgery. Later on, a deep vein thrombosis and an intracardiac thrombus formed...
October 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059268/evaluation-of-a-reflex-testing-algorithm-for-suspected-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#16
Chad M Vanderbilt, Craig McFarland, Stuart E Lind
Objectives: We implemented a policy of reflex serotonin-release assay (SRA) testing for all patients with a positive heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) immunoassay. Methods: We identified all patients who had SRA testing sent as a consequence of a positive HIT immunoassay test. We reviewed charts of patients to calculate the 4Ts clinical score, determined the effect of testing on clinical management, and documented the change in utilization of direct thrombin inhibitors (DTIs)...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049666/bivalirudin-anticoagulation-for-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-on-an-extracorporeal-life-support-system-in-patients-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-antibodies
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Edis Ljajikj, Armin Zittermann, Michiel Morshuis, Jochen Börgermann, Maria Ruiz-Cano, Michael Schoenbrodt, Jan Gummert, Andreas Koster
OBJECTIVES: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) requires alternative anticoagulation strategies. We investigated outcomes in patients with HIT antibodies undergoing low-dose bivalirudin anticoagulation during left ventricular assist device implantation on an extracorporeal life support system (ECLS) and compared the results with non-HIT patients treated with heparin and receiving left ventricular assist device implantation with ECLS support. METHODS: The institutional ventricular assist device database was searched for the period from March 2012 to March 2016...
July 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048130/beneficial-effect-of-exogenous-platelet-factor-4-for-detecting-pathogenic-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-antibodies
#18
Caroline Vayne, Eve-Anne Guery, Claire Kizlik-Masson, Jérôme Rollin, Anne Bauters, Yves Gruel, Claire Pouplard
The laboratory diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is based on an enzyme immunoassay combined with a functional test, and serotonin release assay (SRA) is the gold standard for detecting activating HIT antibodies. However, a recent atypical history of HIT prompted us to evaluate whether addition of platelet factor 4 (PF4) during SRA could improve its ability to detect pathogenic HIT antibodies. Using 5B9, a monoclonal antibody to PF4/H with a human Fc fragment, we first defined the optimal PF4 concentration for detecting low amounts of platelet-activating IgG with SRA...
December 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046071/clinical-significance-of-the-serotonin-release-assay-and-platelet-count-monitoring-after-cardiac-surgery
#19
Shinya Motohashi, Takefumi Matsuo, Hidenori Inoue, Makoto Kaneko, Shunya Shindo
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is one of the serious complications in patients who undergo cardiac surgery. However, there remains a major problem in diagnosing HIT because the current immunological assays for detection of HIT antibody have limitations. Furthermore, the clinical course of thrombocytopenia in this surgery makes it increasingly difficult to diagnose HIT. We investigated the relationship between platelet count and HIT antibody in 59 patients who underwent cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031705/laparoscopic-repair-of-large-hiatal-hernia-without-the-need-for-esophageal-lengthening-with-low-morbidity-and-rare-symptomatic-recurrence
#20
Farzaneh Banki, Chandni Kaushik, David Roife, Kyle G Mitchell, Charles C Miller
The aim of this study was to assess symptomatic recurrence in patients who underwent a laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia without an esophageal lengthening procedure. Patients who underwent a laparoscopic repair of a large hiatal hernia from September 2009 to September 2015 by a single surgeon were identified in the retrospective review. The patients were followed up prospectively by the operating surgeon using a structured questionnaire, administered by telephone, to assess the symptoms. Symptomatic recurrence was defined as the requirement for a reoperative procedure for symptomatic recurrent hiatal hernia...
May 29, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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