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Eran Weiner, Letizia Schreiber, Ehud Grinstein, Ohad Feldstein, Noa Rymer-Haskel, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare obstetric outcome and placental-histopathology in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia with severe features with and without HELLP syndrome. METHODS: Labor, maternal characteristics, neonatal outcome and placental histopathology of pregnancies complicated with severe preeclampsia during 2008-2015 were reviewed. Results were compared between those without signs of HELLP syndrome (severe preeclampsia group) and those with concomitant HELLP syndrome (HELLP group)...
November 2016: Placenta
Arun Agarwal, Samiksha Sharma, Mala Airun
In Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), hemorrhagic manifestations are common but thrombotic events are uncommonly reported, despite the wide range of increased procoagulant activity during Dengue Fever illness. We report a case of a 55-year-old man of Asian Indian ethnicity who developed large vein thrombotic event -Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in the acute phase of DHF. His condition was further complicated by associated thrombocytopenia. The etiological connections between dengue viral infection with thrombocytopenia, DVT/PE and abnormal thrombophilia profile as well as the treatment dilemmas posed in treating a patient of DF with hemorrhagic manifestations and associated DVT/PE, and the role of eltrombopag are discussed...
August 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Fahad M Al-Hameed, Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Mohamed A Abdelaal, Ali Alaklabi, Ebtisam Bakhsh, Yousef A Alomi, Mohammad Al Baik, Salah Aldahan, Holger Schünemann, Jan Brozek, Wojtek Wiercioch, Andrea J Darzi, Reem Waziry, Elie A Akl
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) acquired during hospitalization is common, yet preventable by the proper implementation of thromboprophylaxis which remains to be underutilized worldwide. As a result of an initiative by the Saudi Ministry of Health to improve medical practices in the country, an expert panel led by the Saudi Association for Venous Thrombo Embolism (SAVTE; a subsidiary of the Saudi Thoracic Society) with the methodological guidance of the McMaster University Guideline working group, produced this clinical practice guideline to assist healthcare providers in VTE prevention...
November 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
Manoj Kumar Agarwala, Azeez Asad, Naveen Gummadi, Sundar Chidambaram, J Venkateswaralu
Carotid artery dissection (CAD) is a frequent cause of stroke, accounting for up to 25% of all ischemic strokes in young and middle-aged patients.(1,2) It may be traumatic or spontaneous, with multi-factorial etiology. A tear in the arterial wall causes intrusion of blood within its layers, producing intra-luminal stenosis, or aneurysmal dilatation.(3) Thrombo-embolism arising from this anatomic disruption has been postulated as the essential stroke mechanism in CAD.(4) Bilateral internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) has been rarely reported...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Jagdish C Mohan, Madhu Shukla, Vishwas Mohan, Arvind Sethi
Mitral annular calcification (MAC) has been considered a predisposition and an association of thrombo-embolic disease. Superimposed thrombus on MAC is under-appreciated as a potential cause of systemic thrombo-embolism. This report describes an elderly gentleman, who had recurrent cerebral embolism and in one of the episodes, a large mobile thrombus was detected on the ventricular surface of calcified mitral annulus. The thrombus disappeared after initiation of anti-coagulation.
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Henrik Vadmann, Anders Gorst-Rasmussen, Søren Pihlkjær Hjortshøj, Sam Riahi, Gregory Y H Lip, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a similar mortality and thrombo-embolic risk, after an atrial ablation procedure, compared with an atrial fibrillation (AF) procedure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from nationwide Danish health registries, we identified patients aged 18-75 years undergoing a first-time atrial flutter or an AF ablation procedure in the period 2000-13. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to calculate hazard ratios (HRs) after 5 years of follow-up, adjusting for concomitant risk factors...
October 12, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Bartosz Hudzik, Janusz Szkodziński, Jarosław Wasilewski, Marek Gierlotka, Andrzej Lekston, Lech Poloński, Mariusz Gąsior
AIM: We investigated prognostic value of novel simplified thrombo-inflammatory score (sTIPS) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A total of 465 patients with diabetes mellitus and STEMI were included in the study. Based on admission cut-off values for predicting in-hospital mortality of white blood cell count (>13.4 × 10(3)/mm(3)) and mean platelet volume-to-platelet count ratio (>0.06), the patients were assigned 0 point for having the lower value of each variable and 1 point for having the upper value of each variable...
October 13, 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
Mrv Chandra, Thrilok Chander
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Etheresia Pretorius
The latest statistics from the 2016 heart disease and stroke statistics update shows that cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, currently accounting for more than 17.3 million deaths per year. Type II diabetes is also on the rise with out-of-control numbers. To address these pandemics, we need to treat patients using an individualized patient care approach, but simultaneously gather data to support the precision medicine initiative. Last year the NIH announced the precision medicine initiative to generate novel knowledge regarding diseases, with a near-term focus on cancers, followed by a longer-term aim, applicable to a whole range of health applications and diseases...
October 6, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Priyanka Jha, Viktoriya Paroder, Winnie Mar, Jeanne M Horowtiz, Liina Poder
Placental masses are uncommonly identified at the time of obstetric ultrasound evaluation. Understanding the pathologies presenting as placental masses is key for providing a differential diagnosis and guiding subsequent management, which may include additional imaging with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Potential benign entities include chorioangiomas and teratomas. Larger chorioangiomas can cause fetal cardiovascular issues from volume overload. Placental mesenchymal dysplasia has an association with fetal anomalies and detailed fetal evaluation should be performed when it is suspected...
September 30, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
Etienne-Marie Jutant, Marc Humbert
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a cardio-pulmonary disorder that may involve multiple clinical conditions and can complicate the majority of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Its definition is an increase in mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) \hbox{$\geqslant $} ⩾ 25 mmHg at rest, leading to right heart failure and ultimately death. The clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension (PH) categorizes PH into groups which share similar pathophysiological and hemodynamic characteristics and treatments...
2016: Biologie Aujourd'hui
Charlotte Pineau, Brice Lavrard, François Boyer, Laëtitia Percebois-Macadré
OBJECTIVE: MRI has highly changed the assessment of post-traumatic syringomyelia (PTS), roughly estimated at 30% nowadays. Times to onset (TTO) symptoms are random. This case report describes how hyperhidrosis appeared and revealed PTS diagnosis. OBSERVATIONS: Mr M., 43-year-old, is rehabilitation inpatient after T10 AIS A spinal cord injury (SCI). Three months after this event, Mr M complains of acute hyperhidrosis crisis always located below the injury, which can occur at any time of the day, particularly when he moves...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
J F Borjas-Howard, W F W Bierman, K Meijer, T S van der Werf, Y I G V Tichelaar
BACKGROUND: Considering the relationship between inflammation and thrombosis, patients with tuberculosis (TB) patients might be at high risk of venous thrombosis. AIM: To evaluate the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients admitted to the Beatrixoord Tuberculosis Centre (BTBC), a tertiary centre for TB. We specifically explored which cofactors elevate the risk of venous thrombosis (VTE), and whether the timing of venous thrombotic events would justify extended primary prophylaxis...
September 10, 2016: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
Rajeev B Ahuja, Priya Bansal, Gaurav S Pradhan, Manju Subberwal
INTRODUCTION: Morbidity and mortality from venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) remains a significant problem for trauma and medical patients and there are established guidelines for prophylaxis in these patients. However, the efficacy and safety of VTE prophylaxis in thermally injured patients continue to be elusive as it has never been studied in a prospective, randomized fashion. Selective use of VTE prophylaxis, for high risk patients, is practiced by some burn units even if objective evidence is lacking for majority of risk factors enunciated in burn patients...
September 12, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Ankur Jain, Naresh Gupta, Tejinder Singh, Sunita Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) is characterized by derangement of various components of the haemostatic system resulting in thrombo-haemorrhagic complications. Although less common than other myeloproliferative neoplasms, derangement of various components of the haemostatic system is observed in CML. Haemostatic abnormalities have been described in relation to hyperleucostasis and drugs used to treat CML. However, the correlation between haemostatic derangements and phase of CML is unclear in the literature...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Mahmoud A Elnaggar, Seong Ho Seo, Samy Gobaa, Kyung Seob Lim, In-Ho Bae, Myung Ho Jeong, Dong Keun Han, Yoon Ki Joung
The sustained or controlled release of nitric oxide (NO) can be the most promising approach for the suppression or prevention of restenosis and thrombosis caused by stent implantation. The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility in the potential use of layer-by-layer (LBL) coating with a NO donor-containing liposomes to control the release rate of NO from a metallic stent. Microscopic observation and surface characterizations of LBL-modified stents demonstrate successful LBL coating with liposomes on a stent...
September 13, 2016: Small
Eran Weiner, Hadas Miremberg, Ehud Grinstein, Letizia Schreiber, Shimon Ginath, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms involved in bleeding in cases of placenta previa (PP) and the effect on pregnancy outcome is unclear. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare pregnancy outcome and placental histopathology in pregnancies complicated with symptomatic (bleeding) vs. non-symptomatic PP, and to study the effects of the co-existence of histopathological retro-placental hemorrhage (RPH) in cases of symptomatic PP on neonatal and maternal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Labor and maternal characteristics, neonatal outcome and placental histopathology lesions of pregnancies with PP, delivered between 24 and 42weeks, during 2009-2015, were reviewed...
October 2016: Early Human Development
Shreya Agarwal, Devendra K Agrawal
INTRODUCTION: Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile systemic vasculitis that predominantly occurs in children below five years of age. Its etiopathogenesis is still not clear, but it is thought to be a complex interplay of genetic factors, infections and immunity. AREAS COVERED: This review article discusses in detail Kawasaki disease, with particular emphasis on the recent updates on its pathogenesis and upcoming alternate treatment options. Though self-limiting in many cases, it can lead to severe complications like coronary artery aneurysms and thrombo-embolic occlusions, and hence requires early diagnosis and urgent attention to avoid them...
September 2, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Shrey Kohli, Satish Ranjan, Juliane Hoffmann, Muhammed Kashif, Evelyn A Daniel, Moh'd Mohanad Al-Dabet, Fabian Bock, Sumra Nazir, Hanna Huebner, Peter R Mertens, Klaus-Dieter Fischer, Ana C Zenclussen, Stefan Offermanns, Anat Aharon, Benjamin Brenner, Khurrum Shahzad, Matthias Ruebner, Berend Isermann
Preeclampsia (PE) is a placenta-induced inflammatory disease associated with maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The mechanisms underlying PE remain enigmatic and delivery of the placenta is the only known remedy. PE is associated with coagulation and platelet-activation and increased extracellular vesicles (EV) formation. However, thrombotic occlusion of the placental vascular bed is rarely observed and the mechanistic relevance of EV and platelet-activation remains unknown. Here we show that EV induce a thrombo-inflammatory response specifically in the placenta...
September 2, 2016: Blood
Albrecht Encke, Sylvia Haas, Ina Kopp
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most common cardiovascular condition, after myocardial infarction and stroke. Prophylactic measures in accordance with current guidelines can significantly reduce the risk of VTE and the associated morbidity and mortality. Until now, the German interdisciplinary, evidence- and consensus-based (S3) clinical practice guideline on VTE prophylaxis was based on a complete review of all pertinent literature available in MEDLINE up to January 2008...
August 8, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
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