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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342656/nurses-are-as-specific-and-are-earlier-in-calling-in-hospital-stroke-alerts-compared-to-physicians
#1
Pravin George, Dolora R Wisco, James Gebel, Ken Uchino, Christopher R Newey
INTRODUCTION: In-hospital stroke alerts are typically activated by nurses or physicians when a patient's neurological status acutely changes from baseline. It is unclear if knowledge of stroke symptoms translates to accurate activation of the acute stroke team. We hypothesized that nurses who activate the stroke alert system would correctly identify as great a proportion of acute strokes as physicians. We also investigated the time to activation of these in-hospital stroke alerts. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive inpatient stroke team calls over a 12-month period at a single, tertiary care center...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341513/impact-of-inferior-vena-cava-filter-placement-on-short-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#2
Nathan L Liang, Elizabeth A Genovese, Efthymios D Avgerinos, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) have been associated with improved survival in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in some studies. However, without randomization, those with early mortality who did not receive an IVCF may have died prior to treatment decision about filter placement, falsely contributing a survival advantage to those receiving IVCF and biasing the results of previous observational studies. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of IVCF on in-hospital mortality after adjusting for this survivor treatment selection...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341074/long-term-prognosis-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-treated-with-intravenous-thrombolytic-therapy
#3
Maja Stefanovic Budimkic, Tatjana Pekmezovic, Ljiljana Beslac-Bumbasirevic, Marko Ercegovac, Ivana Berisavac, Predrag Stanarcevic, Visnja Padjen, Dejana R Jovanović
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It remains unclear if intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator has an impact on the survival and maintenance of a favorable effect on functional recovery over a long follow-up period. The aim of this study was to assess whether or not IVT treatment has a favorable effect on functional recovery and survival less than 1 year after a stroke. METHODS: This matched cohort study included 259 patients with acute ischemic stroke (IS) who were treated with IVT and standard care and 259 patients treated with standard care alone in the stroke unit between February 2006 and January 2013...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338457/transplant-renal-vein-thrombosis
#4
Khaled El Zorkany, Julie-Michelle Bridson, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa
Transplant renal vein thrombosis usually occurs early after surgery with a reported prevalence of 0.1% to 4.2%. It is a devastating event that ultimately leads to graft loss in almost all cases. There are many predisposing factors related to donor, recipient, surgery, and immunosuppression, with mechanical factors being considered the most common causes of transplant renal vein thrombosis. The clinical manifestations of acute renal vein thrombosis are nonspecific and are not dissimilar to the features of urine leak, urinary obstruction, or severe acute rejection...
April 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335835/impact-of-thrombolytic-therapy-on%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-long-term-outcome-of-intermediate-risk-pulmonary%C3%A2-embolism
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Stavros V Konstantinides, Eric Vicaut, Thierry Danays, Cecilia Becattini, Laurent Bertoletti, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Helene Bouvaist, Francis Couturaud, Claudia Dellas, Daniel Duerschmied, Klaus Empen, Emile Ferrari, Nazzareno Galiè, David Jiménez, Maciej Kostrubiec, Matija Kozak, Christian Kupatt, Irene M Lang, Mareike Lankeit, Nicolas Meneveau, Massimiliano Palazzini, Piotr Pruszczyk, Matteo Rugolotto, Aldo Salvi, Olivier Sanchez, Sebastian Schellong, Bozena Sobkowicz, Guy Meyer
BACKGROUND: The long-term effect of thrombolytic treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the long-term prognosis of patients with intermediate-risk PE and the effect of thrombolytic treatment on the persistence of symptoms or the development of late complications. METHODS: The PEITHO (Pulmonary Embolism Thrombolysis) trial was a randomized (1:1) comparison of thrombolysis with tenecteplase versus placebo in normotensive patients with acute PE, right ventricular (RV) dysfunction on imaging, and a positive cardiac troponin test result...
March 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330212/paper-wasp-nest-mediated-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-for-antimicrobial-catalytic-anticoagulant-and-thrombolytic-applications
#6
Agbaje Lateef, Monsurat A Akande, Sunday A Ojo, Bolaji I Folarin, Evariste B Gueguim-Kana, Lorika S Beukes
Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using nest extract of paper wasp (Polistes sp) was investigated in this work. The AgNPs were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and evaluated for antibacterial, antifungal, dye degradation, blood anticoagulation, and blood clot dissolution (thrombolytic) activities. The crystalline polydispersed AgNPs with size range of 12.5-95.55 nm absorbed maximally at 428 nm and showed anisotropic structures of sphere, triangle, hexagon, rod, and rhombus...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330184/potential-fibrinolytic-activity-of-an-endophytic-lasiodiplodia-pseudotheobromae-species
#7
Vineet Meshram, Sanjai Saxena
Cost-effective, fibrinolytic agents possessing least or no antigenic properties are much in demand for their prospective use as clot busters in thrombolytic therapy. The present communication explores the potential of 22 endophytic Botryosphaeria species isolated from stem of Aegle marmelos for their fibrinolytic potential. Only nine fungal isolates exhibited proteolytic activity out of which only four possessed plasminogen-independent fibrinolytic activity. The endophytic fungal isolate #1088 AMSTITYEL showed maximum in vitro proteolytic and fibrinolytic activity with a halo formation of 153...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328857/ivc-filters-trends-in-placement-and-indications-a-study-of-2-populations
#8
Mahek Shah, Talal Alnabelsi, Shantanu Patil, Shilpa Reddy, Brijesh Patel, Marvin Lu, Aditya Chandorkar, Apostholos Perelas, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Larry Jacobs, Glenn G Eiger
Inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) placement appears to be expanding over time despite absence of clear directing evidence.Two populations were studied. The first population included patients who received an IVCF between January 2005 and August 2013 at our community hospital center. Demographic information, indications for placement, and retrieval rate was recorded among other variables. The second population comprised of patients receiving an IVCF from 2005 to 2012 according to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) using ICD-9CM coding...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328661/microangiography-to-monitor-treatment-outcomes-following-severe-frostbite-injury-to-the-hands
#9
Thomas Masters, Steven Omodt, Jon Gayken, Christopher Logue, Bjorn Westgard, Stephen Hendriksen, Joseph Walter, Rachel Nygaard
Frostbite injury causes direct damage to tissues following exposure to temperatures below their freezing point causing tissue death potentially leading to serious amputations. After rewarming, a variety of treatment options have been employed to avoid amputation. This case report details the use of indocyanine green fluorescence microangiography to monitor the clinical progression of perfusion following hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for severe frostbite injury. We present a case report of a man with deep frostbite of the bilateral hands treated with thrombolytics and HBOT...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318959/utility-of-items-of-baseline-national-institutes-of-health-stroke-scale-as-predictors-of-functional-outcomes-at-three-months-after-mild-ischemic-stroke
#10
Jay Chol Choi, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Soo Joo Lee, Kyusik Kang, Jong-Moo Park, Sang-Soon Park, Tai Hwan Park, Yong-Jin Cho, Keun-Sik Hong, Kyung Bok Lee, Jun Lee, Wi-Sun Ryu, Dong-Eog Kim, Hyun-Wook Nah, Dae-Hyun Kim, Jae-Kwan Cha, Joon-Tae Kim, Kang-Ho Choi, Mi Sun Oh, Kyung-Ho Yu, Byung-Chul Lee, Myung Suk Jang, Ji Sung Lee, Juneyoung Lee, Hee-Joon Bae
BACKGROUND: Predicting outcomes of acute stroke patients initially presenting with mild neurologic deficits is crucial in decision making regarding thrombolytic therapy. We examined the utility of individual National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score items or clusters of items as predictors of functional outcomes at 3 months after mild stroke. METHODS: Using a multicenter stroke registry database, we identified patients with acute ischemic stroke who presented within 4...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318007/myocardial-infarction-in-a-neonate-lessons-for-neonatal-and-internal-medicine
#11
Werner Streif
Due to the lack of evidence-based guidelines, management strategies for neonatal MI should be individualized and administered largely at the discretion of responsible treating teams. Supportive care with a focus on preserving adequate circulation and antithrombotic therapy with a view to restoring vascular patency are the mainstays of treatment. Thrombolytic therapy of neonatal MI includes a chance to completely restore myocardial function. Understanding the resilience of the neonatal heart and mechanism of cardiac cell repair in neonates may spark novel treatment strategies for severe MI in the large number of affected individuals in an aging population...
March 20, 2017: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314876/effect-of-remote-ischemic-postconditioning-during-thrombolysis-in-stemi
#12
S Ghaffari, L Pourafkari, S Manzouri, N D Nader
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPC) is suggested to protect the myocardium against ischemia in various settings. However, the effect of RIPC in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who undergo thrombolysis has yet to be examined. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this single-center, randomized controlled trial, we examined the effect of RIPC on the resolution of ST-segment elevation (STR) in response to thrombolysis. Patients in the RIPC group had three cycles of 5‑min cuff inflation followed by 5‑min deflation to the upper arm...
March 17, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314136/platelet-microparticle-inspired-clot-responsive-nanomedicine-for-targeted-fibrinolysis
#13
Christa L Pawlowski, Wei Li, Michael Sun, Kavya Ravichandran, DaShawn Hickman, Clarissa Kos, Gurbani Kaur, Anirban Sen Gupta
Intravascular administration of plasminogen activators is a clinically important thrombolytic strategy to treat occlusive vascular conditions. A major issue with this strategy is the systemic off-target drug action, which affects hemostatic capabilities and causes substantial hemorrhagic risks. This issue can be potentially resolved by designing technologies that allow thrombus-targeted delivery and site-specific action of thrombolytic drugs. To this end, leveraging a liposomal platform, we have developed platelet microparticle (PMP)-inspired nanovesicles (PMINs), that can protect encapsulated thrombolytic drugs in circulation to prevent off-target uptake and action, anchor actively onto thrombus via PMP-relevant molecular mechanisms and allow drug release via thrombus-relevant enzymatic trigger...
March 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306132/evaluation-of-functional-outcome-measured-by-modified-rankin-scale-in-rtpa-treated-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#14
B Georgievski-Brkic, M Savic, D Nikolic, L Nikcevic, M Vukicevic, D Kozic
Aim of our study was to assess functional outcome measured by modified Rankin scale (mRS) in patients that were treated with thrombolytic therapy-recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) after acute ischemic stroke. The study included 100 participants that were treated after acute ischemic stroke. Analyzed parameters included: gender; age groups: age 54 and below (Groupup to-54), 55-64 (Group55-64), 65-74 (Group65-74), and 75 and above (Group75-up); cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral blood volume (CBV)...
December 1, 2016: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297055/any-use-for-alternative-lock-solutions-in-the-prevention-of-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections
#15
Laura Labriola, Jean-Michel Pochet
The prevention of catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI) in hemodialysis (HD) patients remains a challenge because of high morbidity and mortality associated to CRBSI. Alternative locking solutions (ALS) containing an antithrombotic substance with additional antimicrobial or antibiofilm properties (citrate, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [EDTA], 70% ethanol, thrombolytics) with or without the addition of molecules with specific antimicrobial activity (antibiotics, taurolidine, paraben-methylene-blue) has been proposed with the aim to prevent or eradicate intraluminal biofilm colonization and subsequent CRBSI...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296671/the-use-of-thrombolytic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-frostbite-injury
#16
Allyson Wexler, Sarah Zavala
Frostbite can lead to severe consequences including loss of digits and limbs. One of the mechanisms of frostbite includes vascular thrombosis. The use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in frostbite has been shown to be effective in case reports and small prospective studies. A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients admitted for frostbite between January 2008 and April 2015, and six patients were identified as having received treatment with intravenous tPA. Patients received an initial bolus dose followed by a 6-hour infusion of tPA...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294856/-life-threatening-complications-in-patients-with-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-dependence-on-reperfusion-interventions-data-of-federal-register-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#17
E V Oshchepkova, V V Dmitriev
AIM: to study rate and type of life-threatening complications (LC) in patients with ST-Elevation (STE) Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and their relation to implementation of reperfusion measures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Database of the Federal Register of patients with ACS (FRACS) which functioned from 01/01/2009 to 01/01/2014 contains information on 212304 patients with verified diagnosis of ACS. From this pool using random number generator we selected a cohort comprising 10348 patients with STEACS (60% men, mean age 63...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294854/-registry-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-record-3-characteristics-of-patients-and-treatment-during-initial-hospitalization
#18
A D Erlikh, N A Gratsiansky On Behalf Of Record-Participants
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Registries RECORD 1-2 (2007-2001) gave valuable information on management of ACS patients in Russia. RECORD-3 was carried out in March-April, 2015. Here we present characteristics of included patients (pts) and data on their treatment during initial hospitalization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: RECORD-3 recruited pts with suspected ACS consecutively hospitalized in participating hospitals (n=47, 55% "invasive") during 1 month. RESULTS: Number of included pts was 2370 (39% women, mean age 64...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291676/long-term-outcome-after-thrombolysis-for-acute-lower-limb-ischaemia
#19
O Grip, A Wanhainen, S Acosta, M Björck
OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to study long-term outcome after thrombolysis for acute arterial lower limb ischaemia, and to evaluate the results depending on the underlying aetiology of arterial occlusion. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients entered into a prospective database. Patients were identified in prospective databases from two vascular centres, including a large number of variables. Case records were analysed retrospectively. Through cross linkage with the Population Registry 100% accurate survival data were obtained...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290859/-prognostic-significance-of-erythropoietin-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#20
M V Menzorov, A M Shutov, N V Larionova, A A Strakhov, D V Serova
AIM: to investigate the prognostic role of erythropoietin (EPO) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-four patients (46 men, 38 women, mean age 63+/-11 years) with ACS were studied. Twenty-one patients had ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), 12 - non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, 51 - unstable angina (UA). Ten patients with STEMI received thrombolytic therapy. Coronary angiography during hospitalization was criterion for exclusion from the study...
September 2016: Kardiologiia
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