Predicting Chronic Subdural Hematoma Recurrence and Stroke Outcomes While Withholding Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Agents

Conclusion: ML modeling is feasible. However, large well-designed prospective multicenter studies are needed for accurate ML so that clinicians can balance the risks of recurrence with the risk of TEEs, especially for high-risk anticoagulated patients.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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AbstractHalf of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and elevated stroke risk do not receive anticoagulation (AC). Explanations for undertreatment may relate to provider lack of confidence with or knowledge of the CHA2DS2-VASc stroke calculator, unfamiliarity with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), or uncertainty about use of AC after bleeding events or other challenging patient scenarios. We surveyed cardiology and primary care providers (PCPs) within a large healthcare system to investigate prescriber knowledge, confidence, and comfort prescribing AC for AF in challenging scenarios. Of 112 providers invited, 70 (63%) ...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2019Source: Protein Expression and PurificationAuthor(s): Vandana, Satish Kantipudi, Neeraj Maheshwari, Sheetal Sharma, Girish SahniAbstractThere has been an increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke in modern societies because of multiple lifestyle related issues like sedentariness and obesity, alcohol consumption and many more “life-style”factors. The FDA-approved thrombolytics such as Tissue Plasminogen Activator, Streptokinase etc. are used to lyse the clots in thrombotic disorders such as myocardial infarction, stroke...
Source: Protein Expression and Purification - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Emilio Rodríguez-Castro1,2, Manuel Rodríguez-Yáñez1,2, Susana Arias1,2, María Santamaría1,2, Iria López-Dequidt1,2, Ignacio López-Loureiro1, Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez1, Pablo Hervella1, Tomás Sobrino1, Francisco Campos1, José Castillo1* and Ramón Iglesias-Rey1* 1Clinical Neurosciences Research Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Clinical University Hospital, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain2Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Santiago...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: In ischemic stroke or TIA patients with platelet count within normal range, platelet count may be a qualified predictor for long-term recurrent stroke, mortality, and poor functional outcome. Introduction Platelets exert a critical role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic complications of cardio-cerebrovascular disease, contributing to thrombus formation, and embolism (1, 2). Previous literature reported that platelets of various size and density are produced by megakaryocytes of different size and stages of maturation in different clinical conditions, suggesting various platelet patterns in differen...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Oral anticoagulation is the optimal choice of antithrombotic therapy for patients with AF with ≥1 non-gender CHA2DS2VASc stroke risk factor(s). PMID: 30144419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
By ANISH KOKA Frances Oldham Kelsey by all accounts was not mean to have a consequential life.  She was born in Canada in 1914, at a time women were meant to be seen and not heard.  Nonetheless, an affinity for science eventually lead to a masters in pharmacology from the prestigious McGill University.  Her first real break came after she was accepted for PhD level work in the pharmacology lab of a professor at the University of Chicago.  An esteemed professor was starting a pharmacology lab and needed assistants, and the man from Canada seemed to have a perfect resume to fit.  That’s right, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous LAAO is needed to prevent thrombotic complications, yet these impose bleeding complications in this high-risk population. Further efforts are needed to define the optimal duration of DAPT, aimed at reducing bleeding complications while maintaining a low thrombosis rate. PMID: 29607737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Semin Thromb Hemost DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1615261This is an observational study to investigate the efficacy and safety of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with bioprosthetic valves or prior surgical valve repair in clinical practice. A total of 122 patients (mean age: 74.1 ± 13.2; 54 females) with bioprosthetic heart valve or surgical valve repair and AF treated with NOACs were included in the analysis. The mean CHA2DS2-VASc (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age>75 years, Diabetes mellitus, prior Stroke or transient ischemic attack, Vascul...
Source: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Despite its beneficial negative predictive value, gFOBT before initiating therapeutic anticoagulation is unlikely to change the management of patients without evidence of overt GIB. PMID: 28464181 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: Journals (General) Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
ObjectivesTo compare the clinical characteristics of and use of oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy in individuals aged 80 and older with atrial fibrillation (AF) with those of individuals younger than 80 with AF in clinical practice. DesignObservational study. SettingThe ReAl‐life Multicenter Survey Evaluating Stroke prevention strategies in Turkey trial (NCT02344901), a national observational registry. ParticipantsTurkish adults with nonvalvular AF (NVAF). MeasurementsAge data were collected at the time of entry into the registry and the octogenarian subgroup included all patients aged ≥ 80 years. We compared backgroun...
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
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