Risk of intracerebral haemorrhage in patients with cerebral microbleeds taking warfarin for atrial fibrillation: a prospective study.
Risk of intracerebral haemorrhage in patients with cerebral microbleeds taking warfarin for atrial fibrillation: a prospective study. Hong Kong Med J. 2019 Aug;25 Suppl 5(4):6-8 Authors: Soo YO, Abrigo J, Chu W, Leung KT, Fong WC, Li SH, Li R, Ng PW, Wong KK, Wong LKS, Leung TWH PMID: 31416977 [PubMed - in process]
In conclusion, the practice of stroke neurologists is consistent with and supports the available evidence from observational studies on the time of initiation of NOACs. Our findings provide a guide for clinicians who manage nvAF-related stroke until more robust evidence from randomized controlled trials is available. PMID: 31531241 [PubMed]
Background: Optimal timing to initiate anticoagulation after acute ischemic stroke (AIS) from atrial fibrillation (AF) is currently unknown. Compared to other stroke etiologies, AF typically provokes larger infarct volumes and greater concern of hemorrhagic transformation, so seminal randomized trials waited weeks to months to begin anticoagulation after initial stroke. Subsequent data are limited and non-randomized. Guidelines suggest anticoagulation initiation windows between 3 and 14 days post-stroke, with Class IIa recommendations, and level of evidence B in the USA and C in Europe.Aims: This open-label, parallel-group...
ConclusionsArrhythmias, including clinically significant abnormal rhythms, were common. Tachyarrhythmias were more frequent during dialysis and the immediate postdialytic period. The relevance of these findings to clinical outcomes requires additional study.
Abstract Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the most common causes of cardiovascular death. The most often PE etiology is a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities, but embolic material can arise in pelvic or upper extremity veins as well as in right heart chambers. There is growing number of evidences of atrial fibrillation (AF) involvement in PE. The presence of AF in patients with PE may be both the cause and the consequence of PE. The PE association with AF should be considered in patients without confirmed DVT and with history of AF, which itself is associated with prothrombotic state. The valuable...
Conclusions: In our analysis the cost-effectiveness of the systematic use of NMSs strongly depended on the AV and VSL values considered. Nonetheless, the approach seemed to be cost-effective only during AF CA procedures. PMID: 31531347 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionsThe key determinants of the Bleeding Ratio among anticoagulated AF patients are age, prior thromboembolic and bleeding episodes. The study could support identification of AF patients who need additional effort to increase their acceptance of a life-long OAC therapy.
Conclusions: The use of DOACs is a reasonable alternative to vitamin K antagonists in AF patients with CHADS2 score ≥3, advanced age, and HF. The RI constitutes a useful, additional tool to facilitate clinicians in choosing DOACs or warfarin in particular category of AF patients.
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Patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with acute atrial fibrillation or flutter undergo numerous transitions in care (TiC), including changes in their provider, level of care, and location. During transitions, gaps in communications and care may lead to poor outcomes.
ConclusionsPartial C7, complete T1 and T2, and partial T3 bilateral laminectomy was performed for evacuation of the spinal epidural hematoma. Following a 2-week course of acute inpatient rehabilitation, the patient returned to his baseline functional status. This case highlights the risks of self-manipulation of the neck and potentially other activities that significantly stretch or apply torque to the cervical spine. It also presents a clinical scenario in which practitioners of spinal manipulation therapy should be aware of patients undergoing anticoagulation therapy.