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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102773/the-optimal-duration-of-anticoagulant-therapy-after-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism-still-a-challenging-issue
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Giovanna Elmi, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Raffaele Pesavento
As about 50 % of patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) will develop new episodes after discontinuing therapy, indefinite treatment is suggested in patients with low or moderate bleeding risk. Baseline and post-baseline factors can help clinicians to identify patients at high risk of recurrence, who require extended treatment. Residual vein obstruction and D-dimer assay have been shown to be suitable methods for assessing the risk of VTE recurrences after a first unprovoked VTE. In treatment for VTE the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) is growing instead of the standard adjusted dose of vitamin K antagonists...
January 19, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097334/the-role-of-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-in-the-detection-and-treatment-of-subclinical-atrial-fibrillation-a-review
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Paul L Hess, Jeff S Healey, Christopher B Granger, Stuart J Connolly, Paul D Ziegler, John H Alexander, Peter R Kowey, Christian T Ruff, Greg Flaker, Jonathan L Halperin, Robert G Hart, Renato D Lopes
Importance: Subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk for stroke. Observations: Subclinical AF is asymptomatic, short in duration, and usually detected with long-term, continuous monitoring. Most prior studies have explored its consequences using cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Although current prevalence estimates are derived from study populations with prior CIEDs, 3 trials will assess the time to a first AF diagnosis among patients receiving a CIED for purposes of AF detection...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091770/relevance-of-surgery-in-patients-with-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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S Dango, T Beißbarth, E Weiss, A Seif Amir Hosseini, D Raddatz, V Ellenrieder, J Lotz, B M Ghadimi, A Beham
INTRODUCTION: Upper GI bleeding remains one of the most common emergencies with a substantial overall mortality rate of up to 30%. In severe ill patients, death does not occur due to failure of hemostasis, either medical or surgical, but mainly from comorbidities, treatment complications, and decreased tolerated blood loss. Management strategies have changed dramatically over the last two decades and include primarily endoscopic intervention in combination with acid-suppressive therapy and decrease in surgical intervention...
January 14, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088580/grand-round-anticoagulation-in-chronic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Ameet Dhar, Benjamin H Mullish, Mark R Thursz
In this Grand Round, we first present a case of a man with decompensated liver disease who subsequently developed a fatal pulmonary embolism, having not been prescribed prophylactic anticoagulation to prevent venous thromboembolic disease. We go on to discuss the burden of thrombotic disease in those with chronic liver disease, before a more detailed discussion regarding the current evidence, safety data, and clinical dilemmas regarding the use of anticoagulation in patients with chronic liver disease, as well as discussing potential future directions within this field...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088428/aortic-floating-thrombus-detected-by-computed-tomography-angiography-incidentally-five-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Shuyi Yang, Jie Yu, Wenjuan Zeng, Liang Yang, Lin Teng, Yue Cui, Heshui Shi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the findings of aortic floating thrombus (AFT) on computed tomography angiography (CTA) for a definitive, timely diagnosis and to select a reasonable management course to improve prognosis. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed imaging findings of 5 patients with AFT detected by CTA, including location, morphology, size, involved aortic segment, concomitant embolism, stent, and dynamic changes during the follow-up. RESULTS: Seven lesions were detected in the initial CTA studies of the 5 patients: 5 aortic intraluminal floating thrombi (3 patients) and 2 aortic in-stents floating thrombi (ASFTs; 2 patients)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086864/direct-detection-of-falciparum-and-non-falciparum-malaria-dna-from-a-drop-of-blood-with-high-sensitivity-by-the-dried-lamp-system
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Kyoko Hayashida, Kiichi Kajino, Humphrey Simukoko, Martin Simuunza, Joseph Ndebe, Amos Chota, Boniface Namangala, Chihiro Sugimoto
BACKGROUND: Because of the low sensitivity of conventional rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria infections, the actual prevalence of the diseases, especially those caused by non-Plasmodium falciparum (non-Pf) species, in asymptomatic populations remain less defined in countries lacking in well-equipped facilities for accurate diagnoses. Our direct blood dry LAMP system (CZC-LAMP) was applied to the diagnosis of malaria as simple, rapid and highly sensitive method as an alternative for conventional RDTs in malaria endemic areas where laboratory resources are limited...
January 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073418/-current-status-and-perspectives-of-artificial-liver-for-treatment-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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J R Huang
This article briefly introduces the mechanisms and characteristics of several new artificial liver therapies, the advantages and disadvantages of different sites for placement of the drainage tube, and commonly used anticoagulation methods, as well as the prevention and treatment of common complications of the artificial liver support system. The future direction of development of artificial liver includes new regimens for "individualized treatment" based on patients' conditions, combination of non-biological artificial liver and biological active ingredients, and development of efficient and perfected hybrid bioartificial liver, which can further improve the therapeutic outcome of liver failure...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071818/safety-profile-of-the-direct-oral-anticoagulants-an-analysis-of-the-who-database-of-adverse-drug-reactions
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Luca Monaco, Chiara Biagi, Valentino Conti, Mauro Melis, Monia Donati, Mauro Venegoni, Alberto Vaccheri, Domenico Motola
AIM: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have shown non-inferiority to warfarin for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and a more promising safety profile. Unanswered safety aspects remain to addressed and available evidence on the risk associated with these drugs are conflicting. In order to contribute to the debate on their safety profile, we conducted a comparative analysis of the reports of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with DOACs in VigiBase...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068791/the-utilization-of-antithrombotic-therapy-in-older-patients-in-aged-care-facilities-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Bridget Frain, Ronald Castelino, Luke R Bereznicki
Oral anticoagulants are essential drugs for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Anticoagulants are, however, commonly withheld in older people due to the risk and fear of hemorrhage. Although the underutilization of anticoagulants in patients with AF has been demonstrated internationally, few studies have been conducted among aged care residents. The aim of this study was to determine the utilization of anticoagulants among people with AF residing in aged care facilities...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062137/direct-oral-anti-coagulants-compared-with-vitamin-k-inhibitors-and-low-molecular-weight-heparin-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-cancer-a-meta-analysis-study
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REVIEW
Natale Daniele Brunetti, Enrico Gesuete, Luisa De Gennaro, Michele Correale, Pasquale Caldarola, Antonio Gaglione, Matteo Di Biase
BACKGROUND: Prior meta-analysis studies showed that direct oral anticoagulants (DOAs) are as effective and safe as warfarin for the prevention of recurrences in patients with venous thrombo-embolism(VTE) and cancer. However, randomized studies also showed that low-molecular-weight-heparin (LMWH) performs better than warfarin in subjects with cancer. We therefore aimed to assess whether, even after pooling data with warfarin and LMWH, the use of DOAs remains safe and effective. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials with the aim of assessing the efficacy and safety of DOAs in patients with VTE and cancer...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060969/-atrial-fibrillation-and-the-direct-anticoagulants
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Fernando Lanas Zanetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057952/direct-thrombin-inhibitor-resistance-and-possible-mechanisms
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Maria Cardinale, Michael Ha, Michael H Liu, David P Reardon
Objective: To report 3 cases in which doses of bivalirudin higher than commonly used in clinical practice were required in order to achieve therapeutic anticoagulation as monitored by the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). Case Summary: The medical records of 3 patients who required large doses of bivalirudin to remain therapeutic were thoroughly reviewed. In all 3 patients, bivalirudin was initiated at a rate appropriate for the patients' renal function and titrated using a nurse-driven protocol with recommended dose adjustments based on aPTT...
December 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057799/prospective-study-of-oral-anticoagulants-and-risk-of-liver-injury-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Alvaro Alonso, Richard F MacLehose, Lin Y Chen, Lindsay Gs Bengtson, Alanna M Chamberlain, Faye L Norby, Pamela L Lutsey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of liver injury hospitalisation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after initiation of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or warfarin and to determine predictors of liver injury hospitalisation in this population. METHODS: We studied 113 717 patients (mean age 70, 39% women) with AF included in the MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental databases with a first prescription for oral anticoagulation after 4 November 2011, followed through 31 December 2014...
January 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056795/bleeding-outcomes-associated-with-rivaroxaban-and-dabigatran-in-patients-treated-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Mohammad Zafooruddin Sani Soogund, Abhishek Rishikesh Teeluck, Manish Pursun, Akash Bhurtu, Wei-Qiang Huang
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is commonly used as a secondary prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, limitations have been observed even with the use of this medication. Recently, several newer direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been approved for use by the food and drug administrations. Unfortunately, these newer drugs have seldom been compared directly with each other. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the bleeding events associated with rivaroxaban and dabigatran in patients treated for non-valvular AF...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056701/rivaroxaban-vs-warfarin-on-extended-deep-venous-thromboembolism-treatment-a-cost-analysis
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Adem I Diken, Adnan Yalçınkaya, Muhammet O Hanedan, Mehmet E Erol, Özlem Ercen Diken
Background Standard treatment for deep venous thromboembolism involves parenteral anticoagulation overlapping with a vitamin K antagonist, an approach that is effective but associated with limitations including the need for frequent coagulation monitoring. The direct oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban is similarly effective to standard therapy as a single-drug treatment for venous thromboembolism and does not require routine coagulation monitoring. The aim of this analysis was to project the long-term costs and outcomes for rivaroxaban compared to standard of care (tinzaparin/warfarin)...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055097/assessment-of-patient-adherence-to-direct-oral-anticoagulant-vs-warfarin-therapy
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Salma I Patel, Chad Cherington, Robyn Scherber, Kathryn Barr, Ryan McLemore, Donald E Morisky, Stephen Cha, Farouk Mookadam, Fadi Shamoun
CONTEXT: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) may be as effective as, and at times safer than, warfarin. Because DOACs do not require regular serum level monitoring, patients' interaction with the health care system may be reduced. To the authors' knowledge, although studies have evaluated warfarin adherence, few studies have evaluated the real-world adherence to DOACs. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a difference exists between medication adherence of patients taking DOACs vs patients taking warfarin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052306/laboratory-monitoring-of-parenteral-direct-thrombin-inhibitors
#17
Elizabeth M Van Cott, A Joshua Roberts, William E Dager
Argatroban and bivalirudin are parenteral direct inhibitors of the activity of thrombin, but, unlike heparin, can inhibit both soluble as well as clot-bound thrombin. These agents do not require antithrombin as a cofactor for activity. The parenteral direct thrombin inhibitors (DTIs) can be used in a variety of settings, including heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) or an allergy to heparin, and patients requiring anticoagulation for an invasive cardiovascular intervention. Both agents have a relatively short half-life in patients without organ system failure and are typically administered by continuous infusion...
January 4, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051778/a-potential-antidote-a-prohemostatic-factor-xa-variant-for-reversal-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#18
James C Fredenburgh, Jeffrey I Weitz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050755/effect-of-major-gastrointestinal-tract-surgery-on-the-absorption-and-efficacy-of-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulants-doacs
#19
REVIEW
Hakeam A Hakeam, Nasser Al-Sanea
Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been introduced as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for treatment of venous thromboembolism. Many patients undergoing major gastrointestinal resections or bypass receive anticoagulants for various indications, including the treatment of thrombotic complication of surgery and prevention of visceral vessels events recurrence. DOACs have a wide therapeutic range that allows fixed dosing determined based on studies conducted in healthy subjects with normal absorptive capacity...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045242/evidence-for-periprocedural-antiplatelet-therapy-heparinization-and-bridging-of-coumarin-therapy-in-carotid-revascularization
#20
Art Brand, Gert J DE Borst
Thromboembolism prevention is a crucial factor determining both the natural outcome and outcome of intervention of stenotic atherosclerotic carotid artery pathology. Roughly 80% of all natural course cerebral ischemic events are caused by thromboembolism, versus 20% due to hemodynamic insufficiency. The risk of periprocedural cerebral (micro) thromboembolization during carotid revascularization is considered to be even higher, with a higher rate in carotid artery stenting (CAS) as compared to carotid endarterectomy (CEA)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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