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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922890/tolerability-and-biological-effects-of-long-acting-octreotide-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Rajiv Malhotra, Keyur B Shah, Raveen Chawla, Sammy Pedram, Melissa C Smallfield, Anna G Priday, Christine T DeWilde, Donald F Brophy
Patients with implanted continuous, non-pulsatile, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have increased occurrence of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). While the pathophysiology is multifactorial, there are few treatments beyond supportive care. Octreotide acetate is a somatostatin analog that reduces GIB in various patient populations. However, there are sparse case-series that suggest octreotide acetate may reduce GIB in LVAD patients. This 10 patient, 28-week Phase I study evaluated the safety and tolerability of octreotide acetate long-acting release (LAR) 20 mg depot injection every four weeks until week 16 following LVAD placement...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917710/peri-procedural-anticoagulation-in-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-review
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Dimitrios A Vrachatis, Georgios Giannopoulos, Charalambos Kossyvakis, Panagopoulou Vasiliki, Manolis Vavuranakis, Theodore G Papaioannou, Stamatina Pagoni, Vlasios N Pyrgakis, Michael W Cleman, Spyridon G Deftereos
Catheter ablation for rhythm control in atrial fibrillation has been recognized as an established treatment. Patients with atrial fibrillation suffer from an increased risk from thromboembolic events. Long-term stroke risk and mortality has been shown to be reduced after catheter ablation, still the procedure per se is associated with an additive peri-procedural thromboembolic risk. Maintenance of the thrombotic - bleeding equilibrium in such patients during interventional procedures is compelling. Lack of data from randomized studies along with the recent introduction of novel oral anticoagulants in clinical practice has resulted in a wide variance of antithrombotic treatment approaches...
December 5, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911067/-vascular-interventional-radiology-a-fundamental-procedure-for-the-management-of-paediatric-trauma
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E Bordón Cabrera, A Laín, R Gander, M Pérez Lafuente, I Díez Miranda, C G Fontecha, L Seidler, I Delgado, S Cañadas Palazón, J Lloret
INTRODUCTION: The management of active bleeding with haemodinamic lability in the paediatric trauma patient is difficult and generally leads to damage control surgery. Vascular Interventional Radiology (VIR) techniques are useful for the diagnosis as for the definitive treatment. AIM: The aim of our study was to describe our experience and evaluate effectiveness of VIR in the management of the paediatric trauma patient with active bleeding signs. METHODS: Retrospective analysis (2003-2014) of politraumatic patients who showed contrast blush on computed tomography and then treated by VIR techniques...
January 25, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911066/-conservative-management-of-liver-trauma-and-its-complications-current-gold-standard
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R Gander, J A Molino, S Santiago, A Laín, G Guillén, C Giné, G Royo, S López, M Pérez, I Díez, S Cañadas, J Lloret, J Bueno
INTRODUCTION: The liver is the second most frequently involved organ in abdominal trauma in children. The aim of this study was to review the characteristics of liver traumas (LT) in children, its treatment and complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of patients with LT treated between 2010-2014. We analyzed data regarding diagnosis, conservative management (CM), complications and treatment. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients of LT with a mean age of 9...
January 25, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909342/ristocetin-induced-platelet-aggregation-for-monitoring-of-bleeding-tendency-in-cll-treated-with-ibrutinib
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L Kazianka, C Drucker, C Skrabs, W Thomas, T Melchardt, S Struve, M Bergmann, P B Staber, E Porpaczy, C Einberger, M Heinz, A Hauswirth, M Raderer, I Pabinger, R Thalhammer, A Egle, C-M Wendtner, G Follows, G Hoermann, P Quehenberger, B Jilma, U Jaeger
Bleeding because of impaired platelet function is a major side effect of the Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib. We quantitatively assessed ristocetin-induced platelet aggregation (RIPA) in 64 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) under ibrutinib at 287 time points. Eighty-seven bleeding episodes in 39 patients were registered (85 Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) grade 1 or 2, 2 CTC grade 3) during a median observation period of 10.9 months. At times of bleeding, RIPA values were significantly lower (14 vs 28 U; P<0...
December 2, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900417/definition-of-hemodynamic-stability-in-blunt-trauma-patients-a-systematic-review-and-assessment-amongst-dutch-trauma-team-members
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S A I Loggers, T W A Koedam, G F Giannakopoulos, E Vandewalle, M Erwteman, W P Zuidema
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a great contributor to mortality worldwide. One of the challenges in trauma care is early identification and management of bleeding. The circulatory status of blunt trauma patients in the emergency room is evaluated using hemodynamic (HD) parameters. However, there is no consensus on which parameters to use. In this study, we evaluate the used terms and definitions in the literature for HD stability and compare those to the opinion of Dutch trauma team members...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898515/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-pharmacokinetic-driven-prophylaxis-vs-standard-prophylaxis-in-patients-with-severe-haemophilia-a
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Sergio Iannazzo, Paolo A Cortesi, Roberto Crea, Katharina Steinitz, Lorenzo G Mantovani, Alessandro Gringeri
The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of pharmacokinetic-driven prophylaxis in severe haemophilia A patients. A microsimulation model was developed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of pharmacokinetic-driven prophylaxis vs. standard prophylaxis and estimate cost, annual joint bleed rate (AJBR), and incremental cost-effectiveness ratio over a 1-year time horizon for a hypothetical population of 10 000 severe haemophilia A patients. A dose of 30 IU/kg per 48 h was assumed for standard prophylaxis...
November 24, 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843656/massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-caused-by-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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O Telci Caklili, H H Mutlu, Y Colak, E Ozturk, D Kosemetin Dover, I Tuncer
Massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a life-threatening emergency which needs urgent intervention. Hematological malignancies are very rare causes of this type of bleeding and they usually originate from duodenum. In this case we present a gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) causing massive upper gastrointestinal system bleeding. A 77-year-old male patient was admitted to emergency clinic with hematemesis and hematochezia. In physical examination patient was pale and sweaty; his vitals were unstable with a heart rate of 110 per minute and a blood pressure of 90/50 mmHg...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832467/second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-in-the-elderly-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-in-hospital-and-12-month-follow-up-of-the-all-comer-registry
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Wojciech Wańha, Damian Kawecki, Tomasz Roleder, Beata Morawiec, Sylwia Gładysz, Adam Kowalówka, Tomasz Jadczyk, Barbara Adamus, Tomasz Pawłowski, Grzegorz Smolka, Maciej Kaźmierski, Andrzej Ochała, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Wojciech Wojakowski
BACKGROUND: Katowice-Zabrze registry provides data that can be used to evaluate clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions in elderly patients (≥70 y/o) treated with either first- (DES-I) or second-generation (DES-II) drug-eluting stents (DES). METHODS: The registry consisted of data from 1916 patients treated with coronary interventions using either DES-I or DES-II stents. For our study, we defined patients ≥70 years of age as elderly. We evaluated any major adverse cardiac and cerebral events (MACCE) at 12-month follow-up...
November 10, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821032/small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-for-the-investigation-of-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-when-we-should-do-it-and-what-should-we-expect
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N Viazis, J Anastasiou, D G Karamanolis
Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding is defined as bleeding of unknown origin that persists or recurs (i.e. recurrent or persistent iron deficiency anemia, fecal occult blood test positivity or visible bleeding) after a negative initial workout that necessarily includes gastroscopy and colonoscopy. In clinical practice, small bowel capsule endoscopy is recommended as a third stage examination in these patients, since it is a simple, safe, non-invasive and reliable test. To date there are three available small bowel capsule systems that have gained FDA approval and their diagnostic yield has shown to be superior to other diagnostic modalities for the investigation of the small bowel in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding...
July 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818873/fingertip-replantation-zone-i-without-venous-anastomosis-clinical-experience-and-outcome-analysis
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An-Shi Huan, Subhash Regmi, Jia-Xiang Gu, Hong-Jun Liu, Wen-Zhong Zhang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to report our experience of fingertip replantation without venous anastomosis using alternate method to counter post-operative venous congestion. METHODS: 30 Patients (18 men and 12 women) with 30 fingertip amputations (Tamai zone I) were treated with artery-only anastomosis fingertip replantation between March 2010 and July 2014. Postoperative venous outflow was maintained by allowing bleeding through wound gaps combined with topical (12500(u):250mlNS) and systemic (4000 IU SC once daily) heparin...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813534/splanchnic-vein-thrombosis-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-risk-factors-for-recurrences-in-a-cohort-of-181-patients
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V De Stefano, A M Vannucchi, M Ruggeri, F Cervantes, A Alvarez-Larrán, A Iurlo, M L Randi, L Pieri, E Rossi, P Guglielmelli, S Betti, E Elli, M C Finazzi, G Finazzi, E Zetterberg, N Vianelli, G Gaidano, I Nichele, D Cattaneo, M Palova, M H Ellis, E Cacciola, A Tieghi, J C Hernandez-Boluda, E Pungolino, G Specchia, D Rapezzi, A Forcina, C Musolino, A Carobbio, M Griesshammer, T Barbui
We retrospectively studied 181 patients with polycythaemia vera (n=67), essential thrombocythaemia (n=67) or primary myelofibrosis (n=47), who presented a first episode of splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT). Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) and portal vein thrombosis were diagnosed in 31 (17.1%) and 109 (60.3%) patients, respectively; isolated thrombosis of the mesenteric or splenic veins was detected in 18 and 23 cases, respectively. After this index event, the patients were followed for 735 patient years (pt-years) and experienced 31 recurrences corresponding to an incidence rate of 4...
November 4, 2016: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812446/successful-hemostasis-and-resection-of-a-bleeding-gastric-polyp-by-endoscopic-banding-ligation-in-a-uremic-patient-taking-antiplatelet-agent
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Ping-I Hsu, Kwok-Hung Lai, Feng-Woei Tsay, Jin-Shiung Cheng, E-Ming Wang, Rong-Jer Lai, Tsair-Fwu Lee
The modalities to treat bleeding polyps include electrocautery snare polypectomy, adrenaline injection, clipping, argon plasma coagulation and surgery. We hereby describe an endoscopic banding ligation method for the management of bleeding gastric polyp in a patient receiving antiplatelet therapy. A 66-year-old man presented with a five month-history of intermittent tarry stool passage, nausea and fatigue. He had a past history of peripheral arterial occlusive disease and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus with end stage renal disease, and regularly took antiplatelet agent (ticlopidine 100 mg thrice daily) for cardiovascular prophylaxis...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808040/endobarrier-gastrointestinal-liner-delineation-of-underlying-mechanisms-and-clinical-effects
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Ulrich Rohde
Bariatric surgery (e.g. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)) has proven the most effective way of achieving sustainable weight losses and remission of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Studies indicate that the effectiveness of RYGB is mediated by an altered gastrointestinal tract anatomy, which in particular favours release of the gut incretin hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). The EndoBarrier gastrointestinal liner or duodenal-jejunal bypass sleeve (DJBS) is an endoscopic deployable minimally invasive and fully reversible technique designed to mimic the bypass component of the RYGB...
November 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793553/-thrombosis-during-thrombopoietin-receptor-agonist-treatment-for-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-french-multicentric-observational-study
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E Weber, G Moulis, M Mahévas, C Guy, B Lioger, I Durieu, M Hunault, M Ramanantsoa, B Royer, A Default, M-C Pérault-Pochat, L Moachon, N Bernard, G Bardy, A-P Jonville-Bera, H Geniaux, B Godeau, P Cathébras
INTRODUCTION: Thrombopoietin-receptor agonists (TPO-RA) are marketed for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). They have been associated to thrombosis occurrence in randomized controlled trials. However, the characteristics of these thromboses in the real-life practice as well as their management are poorly known. The objectives of this study were to determine the risk factors, circumstances and management of thrombosis occurring during exposure to TPO-RA in ITP. METHODS: We carried out a multicentre retrospective study in France...
October 25, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792741/quality-of-vitamin-k-antagonist-control-and-1-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-global-perspective-from-the-garfield-af-registry
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Sylvia Haas, Hugo Ten Cate, Gabriele Accetta, Pantep Angchaisuksiri, Jean-Pierre Bassand, A John Camm, Ramon Corbalan, Harald Darius, David A Fitzmaurice, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Shinya Goto, Barry Jacobson, Gloria Kayani, Lorenzo G Mantovani, Frank Misselwitz, Karen Pieper, Sebastian M Schellong, Janina Stepinska, Alexander G G Turpie, Martin van Eickels, Ajay K Kakkar
AIMS: Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) need to be individually dosed. International guidelines recommend a target range of international normalised ratio (INR) of 2.0-3.0 for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). We analysed the time in this therapeutic range (TTR) of VKA-treated patients with newly diagnosed AF in the ongoing, global, observational registry GARFIELD-AF. Taking TTR as a measure of the quality of patient management, we analysed its relationship with 1-year outcomes, including stroke/systemic embolism (SE), major bleeding, and all-cause mortality...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789479/design-and-characterization-of-an-apc-specific-serpin-for-the-treatment-of-hemophilia
#17
Stéphanie G I Polderdijk, Ty E Adams, Lacramioara Ivanciu, Rodney M Camire, Trevor P Baglin, James A Huntington
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder caused by deficiency in factors VIII or IX, the two components of the intrinsic Xase complex. Treatment with replacement factor can lead to the development of inhibitory antibodies, requiring the use of bypassing agents such as factor VIIa and factor concentrates. An alternative approach to bypass the Xase complex is to inhibit endogenous anticoagulant activities. Activated protein C (APC) breaks down the complex that produces thrombin by proteolytically inactivating factor Va...
October 27, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788816/symptomatic-venous-thromboembolism-and-major-bleeding-after-renal-transplantation-should-we-use-pharmacologic-thromboprophylaxis
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D Musso, G I Robaina, A V Figueroa Córdoba, G D Martini, R A Albertini, C Chiurchiu, A H Tabares
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major health issue that may result in complications such as post-thrombotic syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and death. Appropriate thromboprophylaxis in individuals undergoing kidney transplantation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of symptomatic VTE and major bleeding within 90 days after renal transplantation (RT). METHODS: This was a retrospective study on consecutive patients undergoing RT at Hospital Privado Córdoba, Argentina, from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2013...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782992/surgical-outcome-after-penile-inversion-vaginoplasty-a-retrospective-study-of-475-transgender-women
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Marlon E Buncamper, Wouter B van der Sluis, Roos S D van der Pas, Müjde Özer, Jan Maerten Smit, Birgit I Witte, Mark-Bram Bouman, Margriet G Mullender
BACKGROUND: For many transgender women, vaginoplasty is the final stage in the gender-confirming process. Penile inversion vaginoplasty is considered the gold standard for vaginal construction in transgender women. In this study, the authors assessed intraoperative and postoperative complications after penile inversion vaginoplasty. METHODS: All patients who underwent penile inversion vaginoplasty between January of 2000 and January of 2014 were identified retrospectively from the authors' hospital registry...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776137/dabigatran-for-the-treatment-and-secondary-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-for-the-netherlands
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J Stevanović, L A de Jong, B S Kappelhoff, E P Dvortsin, M Voorhaar, M J Postma
BACKGROUND: Dabigatran was proven to have similar effect on the prevention of recurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and a lower risk of bleeding compared to vitamin K antagonists (VKA). The aim of this study is to assess the cost-effectiveness (CE) of dabigatran for the treatment and secondary prevention in patients with VTE compared to VKAs in the Dutch setting. METHODS: Previously published Markov model was modified and updated to assess the CE of dabigatran and VKAs for the treatment and secondary prevention in patients with VTE from a societal perspective in the base-case analysis...
2016: PloS One
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