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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778550/the-factors-associated-with-negative-colonoscopy-in-screening-subjects-with-positive-immunochemical-stool-occult-blood-test-outcomes
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Po-Hsiang Ting, Xi-Hsuan Lin, Jeng-Kai Jiang, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Ping-Hsien Chen, Yen-Po Wang, I-Fang Hsin, Chin Lin Perng, Ming-Chih Hou, Fa-Yauh Lee
BACKGROUND: The immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) is an alternative method to colonoscopy that can be used for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. If the iFOBT result is positive, a colonoscopy is recommended. In this retrospective study, we identify factors associated with negative colonoscopy and positive iFOBT results obtained during CRC screening. METHODS: We collected data for subjects who received a colonoscopy at Taipei Veterans General Hospital after receiving a positive iFOBT result during CRC screening from January 2015 to December 2015...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776575/optimal-long-term-antithrombotic-treatment-of-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-oltat-registry
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Q Fischer, J L Georges, C Le Feuvre, A Sharma, N Hammoudi, E Berman, S Cohen, I Jolivet, J Silvain, G Helft
BACKGROUND: The optimal long-term antithrombotic treatment of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is a challenge in daily practice. We sought to determine the prevalence of hemorrhagic complications and ischaemic events depending on antithrombotic strategy in patients with stable CAD and AF. METHODS: The primary outcome was major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) defined as a composite of cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773572/hemostatic-efficacy-of-pathogen-inactivated-versus-untreated-platelets-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pieter F van der Meer, Paula F Ypma, Nan van Geloven, Joost A van Hilten, Rinie J van Wordragen-Vlaswinkel, Okke Eissen, Jaap J Zwaginga, MIchael Trus, Erik A M Beckers, Peter Te Boekhorst, Alan Tinmouth, Yulia Lin, Cyrus Hsia, David Lee, Philip J Norris, Raymond P Goodrich, Anneke Brand, Tor Hervig, Nancy M Heddle, Johanna G van der Bom, Jean-Louis H Kerkhoffs
Pathogen inactivation of platelet concentrates reduces the risk of blood-borne infections. However, its effect on platelet function and hemostatic efficacy of transfusion is unclear. We conducted a randomized noninferiority trial comparing the efficacy of pathogen inactivated platelets using riboflavin and ultraviolet B illumination technology (intervention) compared to standard plasma-stored platelets (control) for the prevention of bleeding in patients with hematologic malignancies and thrombocytopenia. The primary outcome parameter was the proportion of transfusion treatment periods in which the patient had grade 2 or higher bleeding as defined by World Health Organization (WHO) criteria...
May 17, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767677/randomized-phase-3-study-of-docetaxel-plus-bavituximab-in-previously-treated-advanced-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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D E Gerber, L Horn, M Boyer, R Sanborn, R Natale, R Palmero, P Bidoli, I Bondarenko, P Germonpre, D Ghizdavescu, A Kotsakis, H Lena, G Losonczy, K Park, W-C Su, M Tang, J Lai, N L Kallinteris, J S Shan, M Reck, D R Spigel
Background: Bavituximab is a monoclonal antibody that targets phosphatidylserine in the presence of β2 glycoprotein 1 (β2GP1) to exert an anti-tumor immune response. This phase 3 trial determined the efficacy of bavituximab combined with docetaxel in patients with previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients and Methods: Key eligibility criteria included advanced non-squamous NSCLC with disease progression after treatment with platinum-based doublet chemotherapy, evidence of disease control after at least two cycles of first-line therapy, presence of measurable disease, ECOG performance status 0 or 1, adequate bone marrow and organ function, and no recent history of clinically significant bleeding...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766772/rivaroxaban-for-stroke-prevention-after-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source
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Robert G Hart, Mukul Sharma, Hardi Mundl, Scott E Kasner, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Scott D Berkowitz, Balakumar Swaminathan, Pablo Lavados, Yongjun Wang, Yilong Wang, Antonio Davalos, Nikolay Shamalov, Robert Mikulik, Luis Cunha, Arne Lindgren, Antonio Arauz, Wilfried Lang, Anna Czlonkowska, Jens Eckstein, Rubens J Gagliardi, Pierre Amarenco, Sebastian F Ameriso, Turgut Tatlisumak, Roland Veltkamp, Graeme J Hankey, Danilo Toni, Daniel Bereczki, Shinichiro Uchiyama, George Ntaios, Byung-Woo Yoon, Raf Brouns, Matthias Endres, Keith W Muir, Natan Bornstein, Serefnur Ozturk, Martin J O'Donnell, Matthys M De Vries Basson, Guillaume Pare, Calin Pater, Bodo Kirsch, Patrick Sheridan, Gary Peters, Jeffrey I Weitz, W Frank Peacock, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Oscar R Benavente, Campbell Joyner, Ellison Themeles, Stuart J Connolly
Background Embolic strokes of undetermined source represent 20% of ischemic strokes and are associated with a high rate of recurrence. Anticoagulant treatment with rivaroxaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, may result in a lower risk of recurrent stroke than aspirin. Methods We compared the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban (at a daily dose of 15 mg) with aspirin (at a daily dose of 100 mg) for the prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with recent ischemic stroke that was presumed to be from cerebral embolism but without arterial stenosis, lacune, or an identified cardioembolic source...
May 16, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752323/effectiveness-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-cancer-associated-venous-thrombosis
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Christine G Kohn, Gary H Lyman, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Alex C Spyropoulos, Thomas J Bunz, William L Baker, Daniel Eriksson, Anna-Katharina Meinecke, Craig I Coleman
Background: Although not designated as guideline-recommended first-line anticoagulation therapy, patients are receiving rivaroxaban for the treatment and secondary prevention of cancer-associated venous thrombosis (CAT). We sought to estimate the cumulative incidence of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE), major bleeding, and mortality/hospice care in patients with CAT treated with outpatient rivaroxaban in routine practice. Methods: Using US MarketScan claims data from January 2012 through June 2015, we identified adults with active cancer (using SEER program coding) who had ≥1 primary hospitalization or emergency department discharge diagnosis code for VTE (index event) and received rivaroxaban as their first outpatient anticoagulant within 30 days of the index VTE...
May 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751791/a-cohort-of-women-with-ectopic-pregnancy-challenges-in-diagnosis-and-management-in-a-rural-hospital-in-a-low-income-country
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R Mooij, G C Mgalega, I H Mwampagatwa, J van Dillen, J Stekelenburg
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a serious complication of early pregnancy. In low-income countries diagnosis of EP is difficult and it is a major contributor to maternal mortality. We aimed to assess and improve the diagnostic process of women with EP. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective medical records study of all women with confirmed EP in Ndala Hospital from 2010 to 2012. We used data on demographics, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, surgical findings, treatment and post-operative status...
May 11, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748353/gastrointestinal-bleeding-with-edoxaban-versus-warfarin-results-from-the-engage-af-timi-48-trial-effective-anticoagulation-with-factor-xa-next-generation-in-atrial-fibrillation-thrombolysis-in-myocardial-infarction
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James Aisenberg, Prapti Chatterjee-Murphy, Kathryn Friedman Flack, Jeffrey I Weitz, Christian T Ruff, Francesco Nordio, Michele F Mercuri, Youngsook Choi, Elliott M Antman, Eugene Braunwald, Robert P Giugliano
BACKGROUND: The ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial (Effective Anticoagulation With Factor Xa Next Generation in Atrial Fibrillation-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) compared higher-dose edoxaban regimen (HD-ER) and lower-dose edoxaban regimen with well-managed warfarin in 21 105 patients with atrial fibrillation. The risk factors and clinical impact of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) in this trial have not been described in detail. METHODS AND RESULTS: This analysis was undertaken to identify risk factors for major GIB (MGIB) and compare the severity and outcomes of GIB with edoxaban and warfarin...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747114/effect-of-double-filtration-plasmapheresis-for-antibody-mediated-rejection-on-hemostasis-parameters-and-thrombin-generation
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R Marlu, P Malvezzi, L Seyve, T Jouve, J Maurizi, F Defendi, P L Carron, M Christophe, A Le Gouellec, B Polack, L Rostaing
INTRODUCTION: Donor-specific alloantibodies (DSAs) cause kidney-allograft loss in chronic antibody-mediated rejection (CAMR). Treatment relies on blocking antibody-producing cells and removing DSAs by apheresis: e.g., double-filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: To determine the impact of DFPP (6 or 8 sessions/patient) on clotting factors and natural anticoagulants, and on thrombin generation, we performed a prospective and observational study in five CAMR kidney-transplant patients who received DFPP plus rituximab therapy...
April 20, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742318/a-comparative-analysis-of-different-automated-von-willebrand-factor-glycoprotein-ib-binding-activity-assays-in-well-typed-von-willebrand-disease-patients
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I Vangenechten, K Mayger, P Smejkal, O Zapletal, J J Michiels, G W Moore, A Gadisseur
BACKGROUND: von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by quantitative (type 1, 3) or qualitative (type 2) von Willebrand factor (VWF) defect. VWD diagnosis and classification require numerous laboratory tests. VWF: Glycoprotein Ib (GPIb)-binding activity assays are used to distinguish type 1 from type 2 VWD. OBJECTIVES: Three different automated VWF:GPIb-binding activity assays were compared. PATIENTS AND METHODS: BC-VWF:RCo (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics), HemosIL® VWF:RCo (Instrumentation Laboratory) and INNOVANCE® VWF:Ac (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics) were performed in a well typed VWD cohort (n=142)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740755/optimal-antithrombotic-treatment-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-triple-therapy-is-too-much
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REVIEW
M S Jacobs, R G Tieleman
Patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo a coronary intervention are eligible for both anticoagulation and (dual) antiplatelet therapy ((D)APT). An optimal balance has to be found to reduce the thromboembolic risk (i.e. stroke, systemic embolism and myocardial infarction) and to minimise the increased risk of bleeding with concomitant use of an anticoagulant and (D)APT. Owing to a lack of evidence, the guideline recommendations are predominantly based on expert opinion. Current evidence indicates that the combination of a non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC) and clopidogrel is safer than vitamin-K oral antagonists plus DAPT, which increases the risk of bleeding, without clear advantages in regard to efficacy...
May 8, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709596/vascular-aspects-of-the-ehlers-danlos-syndromes
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REVIEW
Fransiska Malfait
The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes comprise a heterogeneous group of rare monogenic conditions that are characterized by joint hypermobility, skin and vascular fragility and generalized connective tissue friability. The latest classification recognizes 13 clinical subtypes, with mutations identified in 19 different genes. Besides defects in fibrillar collagens (collagen types I, III and V), their modifying enzymes (ADAMTS-2, lysylhydroxylase 1 (LH1)), and molecules involved in collagen folding (FKBP22), defects have recently been identified in other constituents of the extracellular matrix (e...
April 27, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687867/cryoablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-antiarrhythmic-drug-pretreatment-a-single-referral-center-experience
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M Spartalis, E Tzatzaki, E Spartalis, D Moris, I Doulamis, A S Triantafyllis, E Livanis, G Theodorakis
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) ablation has emerged as the gold standard of ablative strategies to treat medically refractory paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). Regardless of the superiority of catheter ablation based on PVI over antiarrhythmic drug therapy, recurrence rates of AF remain higher than desired. PVI via cryoablation has rapidly become a mainstream treatment for AF, due to its effectiveness and fast learning curve. Our objective was to assess the safety and efficacy of cryoablation in a single referral center...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687454/interventions-for-implementation-of-thromboprophylaxis-in-hospitalized-patients-at-risk-for-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Susan R Kahn, David R Morrison, Gisèle Diendéré, Alexandre Piché, Kristian B Filion, Adi J Klil-Drori, James D Douketis, Jessica Emed, André Roussin, Vicky Tagalakis, Martin Morris, William Geerts
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. While numerous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that the appropriate use of thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized patients at risk for VTE is safe, effective, and cost-effective, thromboprophylaxis remains underused or inappropriately used. Our previous review suggested that system-wide interventions, such as education, alerts, and multifaceted interventions were more effective at improving the prescribing of thromboprophylaxis than relying on individual providers' behaviors...
April 24, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664760/effect-of-routine-clopidogrel-use-on-bleeding-complications-after-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
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Tracey N Webb, Eric Flenaugh, Ralitza Martin, Christopher Parks, Rabih I Bechara
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasonography has proven to be highly sensitive and specific in the diagnoses of patients with mediastinal and hilar adenopathy. Many of these patients are on a combination of clopidogrel (a compound that inhibits adenosine diphosphate-induced platelet aggregation) and aspirin due to neurological and/or cardiac-related comorbidities, and stopping anticoagulation may place these patients at high risk for potential complications. Our group has previously showed that thoracentesis with an 8-french catheter is safe in patients receiving clopidogrel and aspirin with low risk of complications...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660009/critical-care-in-the-military-health-system-a-24-h-point-prevalence-study
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Raymond Fisher, Christopher J Colombo, Cristin A Mount, Elizabeth A Mann-Salinas, Adam W Bostick, Konrad Davis, James K Aden, Kevin K Chung, Mary S McCarthy, Jeremy C Pamplin
Background: Healthcare expenditures are a significant economic cost with critical care services constituting one of its largest components. The Military Health System (MHS) is the largest, global healthcare system of its kind. In this project, we sought to describe critical care services and the patients who receive them in the MHS. Methods: We surveyed 26 military treatment facilities (MTFs) representing 38 critical care services or intensive care units (ICUs)...
April 11, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655490/effect-of-changing-postoperative-pain-management-on-bleeding-rates-in-tonsillectomy-patients
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Alexandra C G Fonseca, Margaret I Engelhardt, Zhen J Huang, Zi Yang Jiang, Sancak Yuksel, Soham Roy
PURPOSE: To review rates of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) at a quaternary medical center, including the impact of narcotic versus nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) postoperative pain management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of tonsillectomies conducted at a single institution between 1/1/2013 and 1/1/2017. The rates of PTH and subsequent intervention were calculated. These were categorized into patients having surgery pre- and post-July 1, 2015, the former group receiving narcotics and the latter ibuprofen with acetaminophen...
April 5, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652276/utility-of-thromboelastography-versus-routine-coagulation-tests-for-assessment-of-hypocoagulable-state-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-bypass-surgery
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Seema Sharma, Sujeet Kumar, Prabhat Tewari, Shantanu Pande, Manjula Murari
Introduction: Peri-operative monitoring of coagulation is important to diagnose potential cause of hemorrhage, to manage coagulopathy and guide treatment with blood products in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. This study was done to evaluate usefulness of Thromboelastography (TEG) and routine coagulation tests (RCT) in assessing hemostatic changes and predicting postoperative bleeding in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. Methods: Fifty adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass were enrolled in this prospective study...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643889/therapeutic-effects-of-visual-standard-channel-combined-with-f4-8-visual-puncture-super-mini-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-on-multiple-renal-calculi
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Zhenyu Cui, Yanjun Gao, Wenzeng Yang, Chunli Zhao, Tao Ma, Xiaoqiang Shi
Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of visual standard channel combined with F4.8 visual puncture super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP) on multiple renal calculi. Methods: The clinical data of 46 patients with multiple renal calculi treated in Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University from October 2015 to September 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 28 males and 18 females aged from 25 to 65 years old, with an average of 42.6. The stone diameters were 3...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628839/a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study-to-evaluate-and-compare-glidescope-with-macintosh-laryngoscope-for-ease-of-endotracheal-intubation-in-adult-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery-under-general-anesthesia
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Anudeep Jafra, Satinder Gombar, Dheeraj Kapoor, Harpreet Singh Sandhu, Kamlesh Kumari
Background: The aim of the study was to compare the ease the intubation using GlideScope video laryngoscope and Macintosh laryngoscope in adult patients undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia. Materials and Methods: A total of 200 American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II patients of either sex, in the age group of 18-60 years were included in the study. Patients were randomly allocated to two groups. We assessed ease of intubation depending on time to tracheal intubation, number of attempts, glottic view (Cormack-Lehane grade [CL grade] and percentage of glottis opening [POGO]) and intubation difficulty score (IDS), hemodynamic variables and any intra- and post-operative adverse events...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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