“The post-pulmonary syndrome - results of echocardiographic driven follow up after acute pulmonary embolism”
The concept of post Pulmonary Embolism syndrome includes various combinations of functional, haemodynamic or imaging abnormalities in patients after pulmonary embolism (PE). Although residual obstruction of pulmonary vascular bed is suggested to be a major cause of post Pulmonary Embolism syndrome (post-PE syndrome) other cardiopulmonary abnormalities can be responsible for functional impairment. Therefore, we analyzed the frequency of post-PE syndrome and its potential causes.
We present a contemporary review summarizing the different catheter directed interventions currently available for acute PE, their indications, technical considerations, clinical effectiveness, complication rates and long-term outcomes.Expert opinion: For intermediate high-risk PE patients without a contraindication for thrombolysis, CDIs should be considered in patients at risk for clinical decompensation. For high risk PE patients with a major contraindication to thrombolytic therapy, suction thrombectomy can be considered in places with appropriate clinical and technical expertise. PMID: 31937150 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Cannula-associated deep vein thrombosis after venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a frequent complication. This plead for a systematic vascular axis imaging after venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Thrombocytopenia is associated with a reduction in the occurrence of thrombotic events.
In routine clinical practice, in most countries, patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) are hospitalized for clinical surveillance and to start anticoagulant treatment. Clinical trials and guidelines suggest that patients with stable PE can be safely treated as outpatients. This shift in management may increase general practitioners' (GP) role in PE early management. However, GP opinion regarding PE home treatment has never been assessed.
Conclusion: Aneurysmal lesions are severe complications in BD. Pathergy reaction, arterial stenosis or occlusion, and arterial thrombosis are the risk factors of aneurysmal lesions in BD. Achieving BD remission and performing surgical or interventional procedures are both important in the treatment of these patients. PMID: 31930152 [PubMed - in process]
We present a retrospective review of 104 patients with an oncologic diagnosis who received intraoperative tranexamic acid during orthopedic surgery. Overall, complication rates were low, including deep vein thrombosis (1.0%), pulmonary embolism (4.8%), stroke (0%), and myocardial infarction (0%). This preliminary evidence shows that antifibrinolytics such as tranexamic acid may be considered perioperatively in oncology patients without increased risk of thromboembolic events; however, further prospective trials are encouraged.
ConclusionThe atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is a rare disease entity requiring a high index of suspicion to diagnose. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. Early diagnosis with prompt treatment will render a better outcome. The atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome needs to be considered in all patients with thrombotic microangiopathy.
J Knee Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1700976The aim of this study was to investigate the overall incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and to assess the efficacy of chemoprophylaxis to prevent VTE following medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) in Asian patients. A total of 133 patients who consecutively underwent MOWHTO for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis with varus deformity were enrolled. All patients underwent preoperative ultrasonography and computed tomography venography on postoperative day 5 to detect deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Patients were divided into two groups: chemoprophylaxis group included p...
ConclusionsPatients undergoing PR operations were more likely to have had major complications than were patients who underwent AC procedures; unfortunately no improvement in the rate of these complications or in mortality occurred. Perhaps the significant reduction in length of stay is due in part to an increased prevalence of minimally invasive surgery and/or enhanced recovery protocols. Data were found to be lacking within NSQIP for several important variables including key oncologic data, stratification by surgical volume, and patient geographic location. We anticipate that the NAPRC should help improve PR surgical and ...
CONCLUSIONS: The AADD cutoff results in a clinically non-significant decrease in QALY but important costs reductions. It is a decrementally cost-effective innovation, with a potential of cost savings of>$80 million per year for the United States healthcare system. PMID: 31925875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]