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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676943/impact-of-preoperative-thrombocytopenia-on-the-outcome-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Wail Nammas, Magnus Dalén, Stefano Rosato, Riccardo Gherli, Daniel Reichart, Giuseppe Gatti, Francesco Onorati, Giuseppe Faggian, Marisa De Feo, Ciro Bancone, Sidney Chocron, Sorosh Khodabandeh, Giuseppe Santarpino, Antonino S Rubino, Daniele Maselli, Saverio Nardella, Antonio Salsano, Tiziano Gherli, Francesco Nicolini, Marco Zanobini, Matteo Saccocci, Karl Bounader, Paola D'Errigo, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Andrea Perrotti, Juhani Airaksinen, Giovanni Mariscalco, Vito G Ruggieri, Fausto Biancari
The impact of thrombocytopenia on postoperative bleeding and other major adverse events after cardiac surgery is unclear. This issue was investigated in a series of patients who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) from the prospective, multicenter E-CABG registry. Preoperative thrombocytopenia was defined as preoperative platelet count <150 × 109 /L and it was considered moderate-severe when preoperative platelet count was <100 × 109 /L. Multilevel mixed-effects regression analysis was performed to adjust the effect of thrombocytopenia on outcomes for baseline and operative covariates as well as for interinstitutional differences in patient-blood management...
April 20, 2018: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673293/systemic-thrombolytic-therapy-for-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Lauren A Igneri, John M Hammer
OBJECTIVE: To critically evaluate the published literature assessing the safety and efficacy of thrombolytic therapy for massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: A search of human trials in the English-language (September 2017) was conducted through the MEDLINE database using the following terms: PE, tissue plasminogen activator, tenecteplase, and alteplase. 67 unique articles were identified, of which 24 clinical trials discussing clinical outcomes related to administration of either intravenous tenecteplase or alteplase were included...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671285/effect-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-cancer
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Kyu Kim, Yong Joon Lee, Tae Hoon Kim, Jae Sun Uhm, Hui Nam Pak, Moon Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are limited data on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with cancer. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of NOACs in AF patients with cancer in this study. METHODS: In 2,568 consecutive non-valvular AF patients with newly diagnosed cancer, we analyzed ischemic stroke/systemic embolism (SE), major bleeding, and all-cause death. Based on propensity score matching, 388 matched pairs were included in the NOAC and warfarin groups...
February 26, 2018: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671283/trends-and-outcomes-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi-in-korea-the-results-of-the-first-cohort-of-korean-tavi-registry
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Cheol Woong Yu, Won Jang Kim, Jung Min Ahn, Hyungdon Kook, Se Hun Kang, Jung Kyu Han, Young Guk Ko, Seung Hyuk Choi, Bon Kwon Koo, Kiyuk Chang, Hyo Soo Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There has been no nation-wide data on the outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) after commercialization of TAVI in Korea. We report clinical features and outcomes of the first cohort of TAVI performed from Jun 2015 to Jun 2017 in Korea. METHODS: The first cohort of Korean-TAVI (K-TAVI) registry includes 576 consecutive patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who underwent TAVI from 17 Korean hospitals for 2 years...
April 17, 2018: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671058/transcatheter-arterial-embolization-for-bleeding-peptic-ulcers-a-multicenter-study
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Stavros Spiliopoulos, Riccardo Inchingolo, Pierleone Lucatelli, Roberto Iezzi, Athanasios Diamantopoulos, Alessandro Posa, Bryan Barry, Carmelo Ricci, Marco Cini, Chrysostomos Konstantos, Konstantinos Palialexis, Lazaros Reppas, Artemis Trikola, Michele Nardella, Andreas Adam, Elias Brountzos
PURPOSE: To investigate the outcomes of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for the treatment of peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective, multicenter study, which investigated all patients who underwent TAE for the treatment of severe upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage from peptic ulcers in five European centers, between January 1, 2012 and May 1, 2017. All patients had undergone failed endoscopic hemostasis. Forty-four patients (male; mean age 74...
April 18, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670226/analysis-for-patient-survival-after-open-abdomen-for-torso-trauma-and-the-impact-of-achieving-primary-fascial-closure-a-single-center-experience
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Yu-Pao Hsu, Yon-Cheong Wong, Chih-Yuan Fu, Shang-Yu Wang, Chien-Hung Liao, Chun-Hsiang Ou Yang, Kuo-Ching Yuan
Open abdomen indicates the abdominal fascia is unclosed to abbreviate surgery and to reduce physiological stress. However, complications and difficulties in patient care are often encountered after operation. During May 2008 to March 2013, we performed a prospective protocol-directed observation study regarding open abdomen use in trauma patients. Bogota bag is the temporary abdomen closure initially but negative pressure dressing is used later. A goal-directed ICU care is applied and primary fascial closure is the primary endpoint...
April 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669424/impact-of-chronic-antiplatelet-therapy-on-infarct-size-and-bleeding-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Jeness Campodonico, Nicola Cosentino, Valentina Milazzo, Mara Rubino, Monica De Metrio, Ivana Marana, Marco Moltrasio, Marco Grazi, Gianfranco Lauri, Alice Bonomi, Fabrizio Veglia, Elisa Chiorino, Emilio Assanelli, Antonio L Bartorelli, Giancarlo Marenzi
BACKGROUND: Patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are often on prior single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) or a dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Whether chronic SAPT or DAPT is beneficial or associated with an increased risk in AMI is still controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively enrolled 1718 consecutive patients with AMI (798 ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and 920 non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) who were divided according to their chronic APT (no APT, SAPT, or DAPT)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668889/safety-and-efficacy-of-dual-vs-triple-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Harsh B Golwala, Christopher P Cannon, Ph Gabriel Steg, Gheorghe Doros, Arman Qamar, Stephen G Ellis, Jonas Oldgren, Jurrien M Ten Berg, Takeshi Kimura, Stefan H Hohnloser, Gregory Y H Lip, Deepak L Bhatt
Aims: Of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), approximately 10% undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We studied the safety and efficacy of dual vs. triple antithrombotic therapy (DAT vs. TAT) in this population. Methods and results: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using PubMed, Embase, EBSCO, Cochrane database of systematic reviews, Web of Science, and relevant meeting abstracts for Phase 3, randomized trials that compared DAT vs...
April 13, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668568/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-insertion-for-the-management-of-portal-hypertension-in-children
#9
Lauren Johansen, Patrick McKiernan, Khalid Sharif, Simon McGuirk
OBJECTIVES: To describe our 20-year experience with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPSS) procedures for children with resistant portal hypertension (PHTN). METHODS: Retrospective review of all children that had a TIPSS performed at Birmingham Children's Hospital from 1 January 1995 - 1 January 2015. RESULTS: 40 children underwent 42 attempted TIPSS for resistant PHTN with recurrent variceal bleeding (n = 35), refractory ascites (n = 4), and hypersplenism (n = 1)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666179/increasing-trends-in-hospital-care-burden-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-korea-2006-through-2015
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Daehoon Kim, Pil-Sung Yang, Eunsun Jang, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung, Gregory Y H Lip
OBJECTIVE: Temporal changes in the healthcare burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) are less well known in rapidly ageing Asian countries. We examined trends in hospitalisations, costs, treatment patterns and outcomes related to AF in Korea. METHODS: Using the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) database involving the entire adult Korean population (n=41 701 269 in 2015), we analysed a nationwide AF cohort representing 931 138 patients with AF. We studied all hospitalisations due to AF from 2006 to 2015...
April 17, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666071/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-assessment-in-patients-undergoing-revascularization-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-analysis-from-the-excel-trial
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Björn Redfors, Shmuel Chen, Aaron Crowley, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Bernard J Gersh, Nicholas J Lembo, W Morris Brown, Adrian P Banning, David P Taggart, Patrick W Serruys, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Joseph F Sabik, Gregg W Stone
Background -Elevated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is reflective of impaired cardiac function and is associated with worse prognosis among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). We sought to assess the association between baseline BNP, adverse outcomes, and the relative efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with left main (LM) CAD. Methods -The EXCEL trial randomized patients with LMCAD and low or intermediate SYNTAX scores to PCI with everolimus-eluting stents versus CABG...
April 17, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665860/the-use-of-cangrelor-with-heparin-for-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-a-patient-with-acute-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Yan K Gernhofer, Michael Ross, Swapnil Khoche, Victor Pretorius
BACKGROUND: Optimal anticoagulation strategy for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in end-stage heart failure patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) requiring left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation remains uncertain. Presently, there are no large-scale randomized studies comparing outcomes of alternative anticoagulation strategies for CPB in this patient population. A novel antiplatelet agent - cangrelor, which is a potent P2Y12 inhibitor with robust antiplatelet efficacy, rapid reversibility, and measurable drug effect, has become available since 2015...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665617/transradial-versus-transfemoral-approach-for-diagnostic-coronary-angiography-and-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-people-with-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Ahmed A Kolkailah, Rabah S Alreshq, Ahmed M Muhammed, Mohamed E Zahran, Marwah Anas El-Wegoud, Ashraf F Nabhan
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of mortality worldwide. Coronary artery disease (CAD) contributes to half of mortalities caused by CVD. The mainstay of management of CAD is medical therapy and revascularisation. Revascularisation can be achieved via coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Peripheral arteries, such as the femoral or radial artery, provide the access to the coronary arteries to perform diagnostic or therapeutic (or both) procedures...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664833/effect-of-pre-hospital-red-blood-cell-transfusion-on-mortality-and-time-of-death-in-civilian-trauma-patients
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Marius Rehn, Anne Weaver, Karim Brohi, Sarah Eshelby, Laura Green, Jo Røislien, David J Lockey
BACKGROUND: Current management principles of haemorrhagic shock after trauma emphasize earlier transfusion therapy to prevent dilution of clotting factors and correct coagulopathy. London's air ambulance (LAA) was the first UK civilian pre-hospital service to routinely offer pre-hospital red blood cell (RBC) transfusion (phRTx). We investigated the effect of phRTx on mortality. METHODS: Retrospective trauma database study comparing mortality before-implementation with after-implementation of phRTx in exsanguinating trauma patients...
April 16, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663521/effectiveness-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-vs-warfarin-in-people-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-diabetes-an-administrative-claims-database-analysis
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C I Coleman, T J Bunz, D Eriksson, A-K Meinecke, N A Sood
AIM: To assess the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban vs warfarin in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and diabetes treated in routine practice. METHODS: Using US national MarketScan claims data for the period November 2011 to December 2016, we identified oral anticoagulation-naïve people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) and ≥12 months of continuous insurance coverage prior to the qualifying oral anticoagulation dispensing time...
April 16, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663464/uninterrupted-administration-of-edoxaban-vs-vitamin-k-antagonists-in-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-rationale-and-design-of-the-eliminate-af-study
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Stefan H Hohnloser, John Camm, Riccardo Cappato, Hans-Christoph Diener, Hein Heidbuchel, Hans-Joachim Lanz, Lluís Mont, Carlos A Morillo, Rüdiger Smolnik, Ophelia Q P Yin, Josef Kautzner
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at an approximately 0.5% to 3% increased risk of thromboembolism during and immediately after catheter ablation. Treatment guidelines recommend periprocedural oral anticoagulation plus unfractionated heparin during ablation. Rivaroxaban and dabigatran are the only non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants for which there are randomized controlled trials assessing uninterrupted anticoagulation in patients undergoing catheter ablation of AF. Edoxaban, a direct factor Xa inhibitor, is noninferior vs warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism with less major bleeding in patients with nonvalvular AF...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661463/case-report-of-multiple-bilobar-hepatic-arterio-portal-fistulas-post-liver-transplantation-managed-conservatively
#17
Y Puri, P Srinivasan, P Peddu, N Heaton
Multiple intrahepatic arterio-portal fistulas are rare. The majority are isolated and occur secondary to liver trauma including iatrogenic interventions such as liver biopsy. Post-liver transplantation 18 cases have been reported, all secondary to an interventional radiological procedure. We report multiple bi-lobar arterio-portal fistulas in a liver transplant recipient recognized 1 year after transplantation. The donor died due to intracerebral bleeding following blunt head and abdominal trauma. In the present case, the etiology is not very clear...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661441/clinical-evolution-of-patients-using-ventricular-assist-devices-as-a-bridge-for-transplantation
#18
V Cestari, V L Pessoa, J D de Souza Neto, T Moreira, R Florêncio, G G de Vasconcelos, L Souza, A Braga, M G Sobral
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical evolution of patients with implantation of ventricular assist device (VAD) and identify the intervening factors for death. METHODS: This analytical, retrospective study was carried out in a public reference hospital in cardiopulmonary diseases located in northeastern Brazil. The study population encompassed the medical records of 16 patients who underwent VAD implantation. Data collection took place from January to August 2016, through the consultation of medical records...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661236/clinical-analysis-of-50-patients-with-heterotopic-pregnancy-after-ovulation-induction-or-embryo-transfer
#19
Zaigui Wu, Xinmei Zhang, Ping Xu, Xiufeng Huang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics, prenatal diagnosis, and management of patients with heterotopic pregnancy after ovulation induction or embryo transfer. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of fifty cases with heterotopic pregnancy, in which the fertilization way, type and number of embryo transferred, gestational age, clinical presentation and outcome of intrauterine, ultrasound presentation and site of ectopic pregnancy, bilateral fallopian tube and treatment were evaluated...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661217/barriers-to-access-and-utilization-of-emergency-obstetric-care-at-health-facilities-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Ayele Geleto, Catherine Chojenta, Abdulbasit Mussa, Deborah Loxton
BACKGROUND: Nearly 15% of all pregnancies end in fatal perinatal obstetric complications including bleeding, infections, hypertension, obstructed labor, and complications of abortion. Between 1990 and 2015, an estimated 10.7 million women died due to obstetric complications. Almost all of these deaths (99%) happened in developing countries, and 66% of maternal deaths were attributed to sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of cases of maternal mortalities can be prevented through provision of evidence-based potentially life-saving signal functions of emergency obstetric care...
April 16, 2018: Systematic Reviews
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