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Philbert Y Van, Martin A Schreiber
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The traumatically injured patient is at high risk for developing venous thromboembolism. Clinical practice guidelines developed by the American College of Chest Physicians and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma recognize the importance of initiating thromboprophylaxis, but the guidelines lack specific recommendations regarding the timing and dose of pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis. We review the literature regarding initiation of thromboprophylaxis in different injuries, the use of inferior vena cava filters, laboratory monitoring, dosing regimens, and the use of antiplatelet therapy...
October 5, 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Michał Mazurek, Menno V Huisman, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND: Recent improvements in atrial fibrillation diagnosis and management have prompted the initiation of various registries, predominantly to assess adherence to new guidelines, but also to address the pending questions of safety and effectiveness of newly introduced management options in 'real world' clinical practice settings. In this review we appraise antithrombotic treatment patterns for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation registries. METHODS AND RESULTS: We searched PubMed, Science Direct and the Cochrane databases for registries focusing on stroke thromboprophylaxis in atrial fibrillation...
October 13, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
Priyank Shah, Rahul Vasudev, Ahmad Hisham Abuarqoub, Fayez Shamoon
Cocaine misuse is a known cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Management of these patients has always been a challenge due to medication compliance and eventual risk of stent thrombosis. However, even cocaine misusers who are compliant with dual antiplatelet therapy have been reported to have stent thrombosis. All cases of cocaine-induced stent thrombosis reported in the literature have occurred within first year of stent placement (acute, subacute or late). We report a first case of very late stent thrombosis in a 54-year-old active cocaine misuser who presented with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, which was successfully managed with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty...
October 12, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Francesco Pelliccia, Fabiana Rollini, Giuseppe Marazzi, Cesare Greco, Carlo Gaudio, Dominick J Angiolillo, Giuseppe Rosano
The combination of AF and coronary artery disease not only is a common clinical setting, it is also a complex setting to deal with anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy, and it is associated with significantly higher mortality rates. Unfortunately, there are no sufficient data available to optimally guide clinical practice in such settings. This review focuses specifically on newer oral anticoagulants (NOACs) associated with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Mary E Westerman, Joseph A Scales, Vidit Sharma, Derek J Gearman, Johann P Ingimarsson, Amy E Krambeck
OBJECTIVE: To analyze bleeding related complications among patients on long term anticoagulation (AC) undergoing ureteroscopy (URS). Current AUA/ICUD guidelines state it is safe to continue AC in routine URS; however, these recommendations are based on small case series. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 4,799 URS procedures performed at our institution between June 2009 and February 2016 were identified. Records were then retrospectively reviewed to confirm AC use and identify periprocedural complications...
October 5, 2016: Urology
Irene Izquierdo, Ángel García
Unwanted platelet activation is associated with numerous diseases, mainly thrombosis-related. In this context, proteomics has emerged as a novel tool with potential for drug target discovery and to scrutinize the effects of antiplatelet drugs. Areas covered: The present review presents the main findings of platelet proteomic studies to date in the context of drug target discovery and perspectives for the future ahead. It includes data and evidences obtained from literature searches on PubMed as well as commentaries derived from the authors' experience and opinions...
October 8, 2016: Expert Review of Proteomics
Divyanshu Mohananey, Jaskaran Sethi, Pedro A Villablanca, Muhammad S Ali, Rohit Kumar, Anushka Baruah, Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Sahil Agrawal, Zeeshan Hussain, Fadi E Shamoun, John T Augoustides, Harish Ramakrishna
AIM: Platelet function is intricately linked to the pathophysiology of critical Illness, and some studies have shown that antiplatelet therapy (APT) may decrease mortality and incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in these patients. Our objective was to understand the efficacy of APT by conducting a meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis using PubMed, Central, Embase, The Cochrane Central Register, the ClinicalTrials...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Gian Marco Rosa, Daniele Bianco, Alberto Valbusa, Laura Massobrio, Francesco Chiarella, Claudio Brunelli
After acute coronary syndromes (ACS), the so-called dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), which usually consists of low-dose of aspirin in combination with a thienopyridine (clopidogrel, prasugrel) or with a cyclopentyltriazolopyrimidine (ticagrelor), reduces the risk of ischemic events. Ticagrelor, un particular, is an effective drug as it isn' a prodrug, doesn't require metabolic activation and demonstrates a rapid onset and faster offset of action. Areas covered: This article evaluates the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety and tolerability of ticagrelor during DAPT after ACS and its potential use beyond the canonical twelve months after PCI...
October 7, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
Ana Lucrecia Marcano, José Luis Ferreiro
Dual therapy with a P2Y12 receptor antagonist in addition to aspirin is the antiplatelet treatment of choice in patients with acute coronary syndromes or undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, available oral P2Y12 antagonists have several limitations, mostly due to their pharmacological profile, which can affect outcomes in certain clinical settings. Cangrelor is an intravenous, direct-acting, potent P2Y12 inhibitor with rapid onset and offset of action, which has been recently approved for clinical use in patients undergoing PCI...
November 2016: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Qurrat-Ul- Ain, Haroon Khan, Mohammad S Mubarak, Aini Pervaiz
An alkaloid is a class of naturally occurring organic nitrogen-containing compounds that are frequently found in the plant kingdom. Many alkaloids are valuable medicinal agents that can be utilized to treat various diseases including malaria, diabetics, cancer, cardiac dysfunction etc. Similarly, platelet aggregation beyond the purpose of homeostasis is the underlying cause of blood clotting related diseases. This review presents a thorough understanding of alkaloids as antiplatelet agents with a possible mechanism of action based on the literature of the last decade...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Chun Fang, Hua-Qiao Tan, Hong-Jie Han, Hao Feng, Ji-Chong Xu, Shuo Yan, Zhi-Yu Nie, Ling-Jing Jin, Fei Teng
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial blood blister-like aneurysm (BBA) is a rare type of aneurysm that lacks all layers of the arterial wall. These fragile aneurysms have the propensity to rupture with minimal manipulation, which makes them hazardous and difficult to treat. The present study evaluated the safety and feasibility of endovascular treatment of BBAs with the Willis covered stent. MATERIALS: Thirteen patients (7 men and 6 women, age range 28-68 years) who presented with ruptured BBAs and were treated with the Willis covered stent were retrospectively reviewed...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Biswanath Dinda, Anthony M Kyriakopoulos, Subhajit Dinda, Vassilis Zoumpourlis, Nikolaos S Thomaidis, Aristea Velegraki, Charlambos Markopoulos, Manikarna Dinda
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cornus mas L. (cornelian cherry) fruits have been used for centuries as traditional cuisine and folk medicine in various countries of Europe and Asia. In folk medicines, the fruits and other parts of the plant have been used for prevention and treatment of a wide range of diseases such as diabetes, diarrhea, gastrointestinal disorders, fevers, rheumatic pain, skin and urinary tract infections, kidney and liver diseases, sunstroke, among others. This review provides a systematic and constructive overview of ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents and pharmacological activities of this plant as well as future research need for its commercial utilization as nutraceutical food supplement and medicine...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Mirjana Bećarević
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by thromboses and/or pregnancy losses. Laboratory criterion for the diagnosis of APS is the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (anticardiolipin, anti-beta2-glycoprotein I (aβ2gpI) and lupus anticoagulant). On the one hand, the latest classification criteria for the diagnosis of APS emphasized that thrombotic manifestations of the syndrome should be without any signs of an inflammatory process, while on the other hand, some recent reports have suggested that APS is a "pro-inflammatory state...
October 4, 2016: Rheumatology International
Zavyalova Elena, Golovin Andrey, Pavlova Galina, Kopylov Alexey
Blood hemostasis is attained with two sophisticated interconnected network systems, a coagulation cascade and a platelet activation system. Multiple inhibitors were developed to various components of both systems to prevent thrombosis-related morbid events that are of extremely high frequency in the human population. Antithrombotic inhibitors possess both positive and negative aspects. One of the essential modern requirements is a controllable mode of action for both anticoagulants and antiplatelets that could be achieved due to the high affinity and specificity of the inhibitor, as well as a possibility to apply an antidote, which quickly annihilates activity of the inhibitor and restores the proper hemostasis...
October 4, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Ashan Gunarathne, Shahana Hussain, Anthony H Gershlick
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin combined with either a thienopyridine (clopidogrel or prasugrel) or acyclopentyl-triazolo-pyrimidine (ticagrelor) plays a vital role in the management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) especially in those undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) but even those being managed medically. Observational studies and some formal studies have shown patients on the standard dual antiplatelet regimen (clopidogrel and aspirin) continue to have further ischemic events and can suffer stent thrombosis...
October 4, 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Xiaoyu Gao, Bing Li, Wenzheng Chu, Xuwen Sun, Chunjuan Sun
Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is characterized by involuntary and autonomous activity of the affected limbs, and consists of the frontal, callosal and posterior AHS variants. The callosal subtype, resulting from damage to the corpus callosum, frequently features intermanual conflict. However, infarction of the corpus callosum is rare due to abundant blood supply. The present study reported a case of AHS (callosal subtype, in the right hand) caused by callosal infarction. Infarction of the left corpus callosum was confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Dominique Stephan, Elena-Mihaela Cordeanu, Corina Mirea, Alix Faller, Anne Lejay, Sébastien Gaertner
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are becoming increasingly important in the prophylaxis and treatment of thrombosis in atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. Antiplatelets are widely prescribed in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiac and vascular diseases. There are potentially numerous situations where anticoagulants and antiplatelets may be combined; these combinations have been explored in coronary artery disease, and some have been included in updated recommendations. Is it legitimate to transpose these recommendations to the management of peripheral artery disease? The specific characteristics of the treated vessels, the stents used, the respective frequencies of stent thrombosis and its effect on the target organ are probably different, and explain why opinions differ...
September 28, 2016: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
Cherng-Ru Hsu, Ming-Cheng Tai, Yun-Hsiang Chang, Ke-Hung Chien
BACKGROUND: Radiation maculopathy is a phenomenon that occurs after radiation exposure. The rapid onset of unilateral macular atrophy without peripheral retinopathy after radiation has rarely been described. METHODS: A case report and literature review. RESULTS: We report a case of stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer under targeted therapy using Gefitinib who presented with severely impaired visual acuity related to rapid onset of unilateral macular atrophy and diminished photoreceptor inner segment/outer segment (IS/OS) junction 1 month after whole-brain radiation therapy...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
A Dias, E Franco, S Janzer, Nikoloz Koshkelashvili, V Bhalla, Manolo Rubio, Sarah Amanullah, Kathy Hebert, Vincent M Figueredo
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTS) is a peculiar clinical condition often affecting postmenopausal women after a stressful trigger. The underlying mechanisms have not been completely elucidated but several hypotheses have been advanced, with catecholamine cardiotoxicity, microvascular dysfunction and coronary artery spasm each suggested to play a role. The incidence of stroke after TTS appears to range from 0% to 7.7%, and interestingly TTS has been described as both a cause and a complication of stroke. We sought to assess the incidence and predictors of stroke during the index event (peri-index event stroke) in a heterogeneous TTS population...
July 2016: Functional Neurology
Piotr Adamski, Urszula Adamska, Małgorzata Ostrowska, Marek Koziński, Jacek Kubica
Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Several landmark trials, followed by a widespread introduction of new agents, have significantly improved ACS outcomes in recent years. However, despite the use of contemporary therapy, a substantial number of ACS patients continue to suffer from cardiovascular events. Areas covered: The aim of this review was to summarize available data on innovative drugs and pharmacological strategies that have potential to amend the current ACS therapy...
October 10, 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
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