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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(6): e18984, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32028408

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RATIONALE: Autoimmune hemolytic AQ5 anemia (AIHA) is an immune disorder caused by antibodies directed against unmodified autologous red blood cells. In rare cases, AIHA is comorbid with other immunological disorders; for instance, when AIHA is complicated with immunologic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) it is called Evans Syndrome (ES). These multiple autoimmune mechanisms are referred to as "immunological tolerance loss," which is known as a characteristic autoimmunity specific for AIHA. And there are no estimation of the risk for thromboembolism in the "immunological tolerance loss" case. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 66-year-old man was diagnosed with ES after autologous stem cell transplantation for malignant lymphoma. His background immunological status was complicated because AIHA was mixed-type (warm and cold antibody type). The direct/indirect Coombs tests were positive. The anticomplement antibody was positive and his cold hemagglutinin level had increased. Anticardiolipin antibodies were negative: anticardiolipin ß2GPI antibody ≤1.2 U/mL (<3.5), anticardiolipin immunoglobulin G antibody ≤8 U/mL (<10), and anticardiolipin immunoglobulin M antibody ≤5 U/mL (<8). DIAGNOSES: ITP and mixed-type AIHA. INTERVENTIONS: The patient achieved complete response by initial prednisolone therapy; however, he did not respond to corticosteroid therapy after AIHA recurrence. He required the red blood cell transfusion due to the progression of hemolytic anemia. OUTCOMES: On the fourth day of refractory treatment following AIHA recurrence, the patient had acute respiratory failure with severe hypoxia and died. The cause of death was identified as pulmonary embolism (PE) based on the laboratory data and echocardiography findings, and a literature search suggested rapidly progressive hemolysis-induced PE. LESSONS: Although infrequent, comorbid thromboembolism to AIHA is well documented; however, a mixed-type AIHA case complicated with thromboembolism has not been previously reported. The combined pathophysiology of AIHA and thromboembolism should be considered in the clinical course of hemolysis. Our case suggested multiple immunological background, ITP, and mixed type AIHA, could be associated to a risk for thromboembolism (TE).


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Anemia Hemolítica Autoimune/complicações , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Idoso , Anemia Hemolítica Autoimune/diagnóstico , Evolução Fatal , Humanos , Masculino , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico , Púrpura Trombocitopênica Idiopática/complicações , Púrpura Trombocitopênica Idiopática/diagnóstico , Trombocitopenia/complicações , Trombocitopenia/diagnóstico
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(6): e18996, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32028410

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Upper extremity vein thrombosis (UE-VT) are more and more frequent pathologies and yet little studied. The aim is to describe the clinical and ultrasound features, UE-VT-related diseases, and the prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) and associated deaths.All UE-VT patients diagnosed by Doppler-ultrasound in Nantes University Hospital, from January 2015 to December 2017, were included retrospectively. UE-VT suspicion patterns, clinical features, UE-VT topography, and prevalence of PE and death were analyzed.Seven hundred and fifty-five UE-VT were analyzed, including 427 deep thrombosis (UE-DVT) and 328 superficial thrombosis (UE-SVT). In 86.2% (n = 651) UE-VT were related to endovascular devices. Among these thrombosis, one third is in connection with a PICC LINE and one quarter with a peripheral venous line. Forty nine percent (n = 370) of the patients had solid neoplasia or hematological malignancies. An inflammatory or systemic infectious context was found in 40.8% (n = 308) of the cases. The most frequently observed clinical sign at the UE-VT diagnosis was edema (28.6%). Among the UE-SVT it was the presence of an indurated cord (33.2%) and among the UE-DVT the indication of the Doppler-ultrasound was mainly a suspicion of infection on endovascular device (35.1%). In 10.6% (n = 80) of the cases the UE-VT were asymptomatic. The most frequently thrombosed veins were brachial basilic veins (16.7% of all thrombosed segments) followed by jugular (13%) and subclavian (12.3%) veins; 61.3% (n = 463) of UE-VT were in the right upper extremity; 63.3% (n = 478) UE-VT were occlusive. The occurrence of PE is 4% and the death rate is 10.2%, mainly related to the severe comorbidities of patients with UE-VT.UE-VT occurs in particular clinical contexts (hematological malignancies, solid cancers, systemic infections) and in the majority of endovascular devices (86.2%). The occurrence of PE is low.


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Braço/irrigação sanguínea , Trombose/diagnóstico , Trombose Venosa/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Embolia Pulmonar/mortalidade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Trombose/complicações , Trombose/diagnóstico por imagem , Trombose/mortalidade , Ultrassonografia , Trombose Venosa/complicações , Trombose Venosa/diagnóstico por imagem , Trombose Venosa/mortalidade
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(3): e18595, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32011438

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INTRODUCTION: Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) during an operation is a very urgent occurrence, especially when the patient with hemodynamic instability. Generally, drugs are administered intravenously; however, these drugs have little effects under most circumstances. We present a case of successful resuscitation in a patient with endotracheal administration. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 67-year-old female presented for laparoscopic hepatectomy. Acute pulmonary gas embolism occurred during the operation with hemodynamic instability. The total amount of carbon dioxide and argon reached 300 mL. We used a novel way of administering drugs instead of intravenous administration for rescuing and the patient condition had improved greatly and was discharged from the hospital without any neurological deficits. DIAGNOSES: A diagnosis of APE was made because of a lot of gas was extracted out from central venous catheter and sudden observable decrease in end-tidal CO2. INTERVENTIONS: These measures included endotracheal administration, position adjustment, manual ventilation, and gas extraction. OUTCOMES: The patient was discharged from the hospital and had no signs of neurological deficits. CONCLUSION: Intravenous administration may not the best appropriate way of administration when patients occurred APE. Endotracheal administration as a unique method may work wonders and has the value of research and application.


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Embolia Aérea/etiologia , Embolia Aérea/terapia , Hepatectomia/efeitos adversos , Laparoscopia/efeitos adversos , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Embolia Pulmonar/terapia , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(2): e18692, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31914069

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RATIONALE: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) complicated with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is rare. This report describes a patient who was diagnosed with ABPA and soon developed PTE. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with ABPA in hospital for recurrent fever with cough. Two months later, the patient was readmitted to the hospital because of PTE. DIAGNOSES: ABPA was diagnosed during the first hospitalization, and laboratory tests showed an increase in serum IgE and Aspergillus fumigatus-specific IgG. Sputum culture suggested A. fumigatus and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) showed inflammation of both lungs and central bronchiectasis. During the second hospitalization, the patient's chest angiography showed PTE. INTERVENTIONS: The patient began treatment with antifungal drugs and corticosteroids, and was discharged from the hospital when his condition improved. Two months after discharge, the patient was treated with anticoagulant drugs due to PTE. OUTCOMES: The patient got better after taking anticoagulant drugs and was discharged from the hospital. The patient appears for regular follow-up visits in our outpatient clinic every 2 months and is currently in good condition. LESSONS: Patients with ABPA may be concurred with PTE. The risk of PTE in ABPA should be assessed in advance and preventive strategies also need to be taken beforehand. Pulmonary artery examination is necessary once it happened.


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Aspergilose Broncopulmonar Alérgica/complicações , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Antifúngicos/uso terapêutico , Aspergilose Broncopulmonar Alérgica/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Embolia Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico
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J Surg Res ; 245: 212-216, 2020 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421365

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BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis are common clinical entities, and the related malpractice suits affect all medical subspecialties. Claims from malpractice litigation were analyzed to understand the demographics of these lawsuits and the common reasons for pursuing litigation. METHODS: Cases entered into the Westlaw database from March 5, 1987, to May 31, 2018, were reviewed. Search terms included "pulmonary embolism" and "deep vein thrombosis." RESULTS: A total of 277 cases were identified. The most frequently identified defendant was an internist (including family practitioner; 33%), followed by an emergency physician (18%), an orthopedic surgeon (16%), and an obstetrician/gynecologist (9%). The most common etiology for pulmonary embolism was prior surgery (41%). The most common allegation was "failure to diagnose and treat" in 62%. Other negligence included the failure to administer prophylactic anticoagulation while in the hospital (18%), failure to prescribe anticoagulation on discharge (8%), failure to administer anticoagulation after diagnosis (8%), and premature discontinuation of anticoagulation (2%). The most frequently claimed injury was death in 222 cases (80%). Verdicts were found for the defendant in 57% of cases and for the plaintiff in 27% and settled in 16%. CONCLUSIONS: The most frequently cited negligent act was the failure to give prophylactic anticoagulation, even after discharge. The trends noted in this study may potentially be addressed and therefore prevented by systems-based practice changes. The most common allegation, "failure to diagnose and treat," suggests that first-contact doctors such as emergency physicians and primary care practitioners must maintain a high index of suspicion for deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism.


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Falha da Terapia de Resgate/estatística & dados numéricos , Imperícia/estatística & dados numéricos , Médicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Embolia Pulmonar/terapia , Trombose Venosa/terapia , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Bases de Dados Factuais/estatística & dados numéricos , Diagnóstico Tardio/economia , Diagnóstico Tardio/legislação & jurisprudência , Diagnóstico Tardio/estatística & dados numéricos , Falha da Terapia de Resgate/economia , Falha da Terapia de Resgate/legislação & jurisprudência , Humanos , Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido/legislação & jurisprudência , Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido/estatística & dados numéricos , Imperícia/economia , Médicos/economia , Médicos/legislação & jurisprudência , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Embolia Pulmonar/mortalidade , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Trombose Venosa/diagnóstico , Trombose Venosa/etiologia , Trombose Venosa/mortalidade
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Angiol Sosud Khir ; 25(4): 139-145, 2019.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31855211

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Using the 'Korona' cava filter in a total of 1345 oncological patients revealed regularity of a change in the shape of the inferior vena cava at the level of implantation. This made it feasible to determine one of the causes of long-term complications following implantation of other models of cava filters. The absence of clinically significant complications in the remote period after using this model of cava filter made it possible to implant it for a longer period, which is of special importance in oncological patients.


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Embolia/prevenção & controle , Neoplasias/complicações , Filtros de Veia Cava , Veia Cava Inferior/cirurgia , Embolia/etiologia , Humanos , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Embolia Pulmonar/prevenção & controle
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Angiol Sosud Khir ; 25(4): 181-187, 2019.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31855216

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BACKGROUND: Acute thrombosis in the system of the inferior vena cava is one of the most common vascular diseases and is of serious danger as a potential source of one of the most severe complications. In order to assess efficacy of open thrombectomy for embologenic iliofemoral venous thromboses we carried out comparison of the results of open thrombectomy and implantation of cava filters in a total of 119 patients presenting with iliofemoral thrombosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Open thrombectomy was performed in a total of 59 patients. Of these, 12 patients with segmental thromboses underwent radical thrombectomy and 47 patients with disseminated forms of thrombosis were subjected to partial thrombectomy with plication of the femoral vein. In 5 patients, the operation was supplemented with applying an arteriovenous fistula. Efficacy of operations was assessed with the help of ultrasonographic duplex angioscanning and regression of clinical manifestations. In the remote period, the degree of manifestations of post-thrombotic disease was assessed by means of the Villalta scale. RESULTS: After radical thrombectomy, patency of the iliofemoral segment was preserved in all patients during the whole follow-up period. In the group of patients with partial thrombectomy, 5 (9.5%) patients developed rethrombosis above the placation site at terms from 8 to 12 months. Four-year patency of the iliofemoral segment in this group of patients amounted to 81.5%. In patients with implanted cava filters, neither femoral vein nor iliac segment were patent completely. During the first year, thrombosis of cava filter developed in 9 cases; after 2 years, occlusion of the cava filter was diagnosed in 7 patients. In clinical assessment of the remote results with the use of the Villalta scale in patients after open thrombectomy the symptoms of post-traumatic disease were absent or weakly pronounced. After implantation of the cava filter all patients demonstrated the clinical course of post-traumatic disease, corresponding to 10-15 points. CONCLUSION: Open thrombectomy for iliofemoral embologenic thromboses performed at specialized departments is a radical method of preventing thromboembolic complications and promotes restoration or improvement of venous blood flow in the extremity.


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Veia Femoral/cirurgia , Veia Ilíaca/cirurgia , Embolia Pulmonar/prevenção & controle , Trombectomia/métodos , Trombose Venosa/cirurgia , Implante de Prótese Vascular , Humanos , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Filtros de Veia Cava , Trombose Venosa/complicações
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(51): e18386, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31861001

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RATIONALE: Pulmonary embolisms (PEs) are caused by emboli, which mostly originate from deep venous thrombi that travel to and suddenly block the pulmonary arteries. The emboli are usually thrombi, and right atrial myxoma emboli are rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 55-year-old man presented with shortness of breath and syncope. We proceeded with computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), the results of which suggested that the diagnosis was a right atrial mass. DIAGNOSIS: A definitive diagnosis compatible with a right atrial myxoma (RAM) with tumoral pulmonary emboli after surgical excision was made. INTERVENTION: Right atrial and pulmonary artery embolectomy. OUTCOMES: The patient followed an uneventful course during the 6 years of follow-up after surgery. According to a review of the literature, RAMs are often not diagnosed in a timely manner or even go completely undiagnosed. TTE, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography/computed tomography may be helpful in the preoperative diagnosis. Surgical removal of the masses from the atrium and pulmonary arteries was relatively uneventful. LESSONS: RAMs should be considered unlikely reasons for fatal pulmonary embolisms.


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Átrios do Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Cardíacas/diagnóstico por imagem , Mixoma/diagnóstico por imagem , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada , Ecocardiografia , Átrios do Coração/cirurgia , Neoplasias Cardíacas/patologia , Neoplasias Cardíacas/cirurgia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mixoma/patologia , Mixoma/cirurgia , Embolia Pulmonar/cirurgia
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 984, 2019 Nov 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31752745

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BACKGROUND: Burkholderia pseudomallei is a gram-negative bacterium and the causative pathogen of melioidosis, which manifests a variety ranges of infection symptoms. However, deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) secondary to bacteremic melioidosis are rarely documented in the literature. Herein, we reported a fatal case of melioidosis combined with DVT and PE. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old male construction worker and farmer with a history of diabetes was febrile, painful in left thigh, swelling in left lower limb, with chest tightness and shortness of breath for 4 days. He was later diagnosed as DVT of left lower extremity and PE. The culture of his blood, sputum and bone marrow samples grew B. pseudomallei. The subject was administrated with antibiotics (levofloxacin, cefoperazone/tazobactam, and imipenem) according to antimicrobial susceptibility testing and low molecular heparin for venous thrombosis. However, even after appropriate treatment, the patient deteriorated rapidly, and died 2 weeks after admission. CONCLUSIONS: This study enhanced awareness of the risk of B. pseudomallei bloodstream infection in those with diabetes. If a patient has predisposing factors of melioidosis, when DVT is suspected, active investigation and multiple therapeutic interventions should be implemented immediately to reduce mortality rate.


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Melioidose/complicações , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Trombose Venosa/etiologia , Antibacterianos/administração & dosagem , Burkholderia pseudomallei/classificação , Burkholderia pseudomallei/efeitos dos fármacos , Burkholderia pseudomallei/genética , Burkholderia pseudomallei/isolamento & purificação , China , Evolução Fatal , Heparina/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Masculino , Melioidose/microbiologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Embolia Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Trombose Venosa/tratamento farmacológico
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J Cardiothorac Surg ; 14(1): 196, 2019 Nov 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31718656

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BACKGROUND: Primary thrombosis of the pulmonary vasculatures without extra-pulmonary sources of embolism are uncommon. Here, we report 2 cases of thrombosis of the stump of the remnant pulmonary vasculatures after lung resection complicated by embolic events with review of the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old female was consulted to evaluate cardiac source of embolism for acute cerebral infarction. The patient underwent left upper lobectomy because of lung cancer 2 years ago. Cardiovascular imaging revealed about 1.6 cm × 1.4 cm sized thrombus within the remnant stump of the left superior pulmonary vein. The patient was treated by anticoagulation with warfarin, because the patients refused surgical removal of thrombus. A 57-year-old female who had a history of right pneumonectomy 10 years ago presented with dyspnea. Cardiovascular imaging revealed 1.7 × 1.5 cm sized thrombus in the right pulmonary artery stump and small pulmonary embolism in the left lower segmental pulmonary artery. The patient was treated by long-term anticoagulation with warfarin, and the thrombus and pulmonary embolism were resolved. CONCLUSION: The present cases demonstrated that very late thrombosis of the remnant pulmonary vascular structures and subsequent fatal embolic complications can develope even several years later after lung resection. Therefore, the dead space of the remnant vascular structures should be minimized during lung resection surgery, and the developement of delayed thromboembolic complications associated with vascular stump thrombosis should be carefully monitored.


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Neoplasias Pulmonares/cirurgia , Pneumonectomia/efeitos adversos , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Veias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Trombose Venosa/etiologia , Idoso , Infarto Encefálico/etiologia , Dispneia/etiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/diagnóstico por imagem , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia , Artéria Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Artéria Pulmonar/cirurgia , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Veias Pulmonares/cirurgia , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Trombose Venosa/diagnóstico por imagem
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Br J Radiol ; 92(1104): 20190526, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31595778

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OBJECTIVE: Unsuspected pulmonary embolism (UPE) has been increasingly diagnosed as an incidental finding on CT scans for routine staging in cancer patients. Previous studies suggest that obesity is an independent risk factor for venous thromboembolism in patients with malignant tumors. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between abdominal adipose tissue, especially visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and the occurrence of UPE in hospitalized patients with gastrointestinal cancer. METHODS: Routine contrast-enhanced chest and abdominal CT scans of 1974 patients were retrospectively assessed for the presence of UPE, of which 58 patients were identified with UPE and 108 non-UPE patients were selected as the non-UPE control group based on several matching criteria. Abdominal adipose tissue was measured by volumes of VAT and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) at the navel level. RESULTS: VAT, SAT, indwelling venous catheters, surgery, chemotherapy, and bed rest or immobilization were associated with the occurrence of UPE. Higher VAT volumes were associated with increased risk of UPE (odds ratio: 1.96; 95% confidence interval: 1.25, 3.06; p = 0.003) adjusting body mass index (BMI), bed rest or immobilization, surgery, chemotherapy and smoking, while SAT was not associated with UPE adjusting the same confounders (p = 0.117). No statistical association was found between BMI and UPE (p = 0.102). CONCLUSION: Higher VAT rather than SAT is associated with an increased risk of unsuspected pulmonary embolism on routine CT scans in hospitalized gastrointestinal cancer patients. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: Our findings indicate that VAT is a stronger risk factor for unsuspected pulmonary embolism than BMI and SAT in hospitalized patients with gastrointestinal cancer.


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Embolia Gordurosa/etiologia , Gordura Intra-Abdominal/diagnóstico por imagem , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Gordura Subcutânea Abdominal/diagnóstico por imagem , Idoso , Repouso em Cama/efeitos adversos , Índice de Massa Corporal , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Cateteres de Demora/efeitos adversos , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/complicações , Embolia Gordurosa/diagnóstico por imagem , Feminino , Neoplasias Gastrointestinais , Humanos , Imobilização/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Mayo Clin Proc ; 94(10): 1960-1973, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31585580

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of obesity and underweight on adverse in-hospital outcomes in pulmonary embolism (PE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed as having PE based on International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, German Modification code I26 in the German nationwide inpatient database were stratified for obesity, underweight, and normal weight/overweight (reference group) and compared regarding adverse in-hospital outcomes. RESULTS: From January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2014, 345,831 inpatients (53.3% females) 18 years and older were included in this analysis; 8.6% were obese and 0.5% were underweight. Obese patients were younger (67.0 vs 73.0 years), were more frequently female (60.2% vs 52.7%), had a lower cancer rate (13.6% vs 20.5%), and were more often treated with systemic thrombolysis (6.4% vs 4.3%) and surgical embolectomy (0.3% vs 0.1%) vs the reference group (P<.001 for all). Overall, 51,226 patients (14.8%) died during in-hospital stay. Obese patients had lower mortality (10.9% vs 15.2%; P<.001) vs the reference group and a reduced odds ratio (OR) for in-hospital mortality (OR, 0.74; 95% CI, 0.71-0.77; P<.001) independent of age, sex, comorbidities, and reperfusion therapies. This survival benefit of obese patients was more pronounced in obesity classes I (OR, 0.56; 95% CI, 0.52-0.60; P<.001) and II (OR, 0.63; 95% CI 0.58-0.69; P<.001). Underweight patients had higher prevalence of cancer and higher mortality rates (OR, 1.15; 95% CI, 1.00-1.31; P=.04). CONCLUSION: Obesity is associated with decreased in-hospital mortality rates in patients with PE. Although obese patients were more often treated with reperfusion therapies, the survival benefit of obese patients occurred independently of age, sex, comorbidities, and reperfusion treatment.


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Mortalidade Hospitalar , Obesidade/complicações , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Embolia Pulmonar/mortalidade , Magreza/complicações , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17219, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567979

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RATIONALE: Retained placenta accreta is an increasing obstetric problem in recent years, and pulmonary embolism (PE) during pregnancy and the postpartum period is a vital condition, but lack of standard therapy guidelines. This report describes a case of postpartum PE combined with retained placenta accreta. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 27-year-old woman presenting with fever and dyspnea after delivery was admitted to our hospital with retained placenta accreta. DIAGNOSES: The patient was diagnosed with the infection, postpartum PE, and residual placenta. INTERVENTIONS: The antibiotics and low molecular weight heparin were initially started to cure the infection and control PE. Mifepristone was then used to promote the necrosis of residual placenta while long-term use of warfarin was served as continuous anticoagulant therapy. Hysteroscopic resection of retained placenta was not performed until thrombi had been almost disappeared after more than 2 months of anticoagulation therapy. OUTCOMES: The patient's menstruation returned to normal within several weeks after hysteroscopic resection and she completely recovered from PE after 3 months of anticoagulant therapy. LESSONS: Treatment of retained placenta accreta can be postponed when encountering complicated cases, such as postpartum PE. PE in perinatal stage can be managed referring to nonmaternal PE.


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Placenta Acreta/terapia , Placenta Retida/terapia , Período Pós-Parto , Embolia Pulmonar/terapia , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Placenta Acreta/diagnóstico , Placenta Retida/diagnóstico , Gravidez , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Vnitr Lek ; 65(7-8): 475-482, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31487990

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INTRODUCTION: Acute pulmonary embolism, usually caused by thromboembolism is still a serious medical problem in spite of technical progress in diagnostics, as well as the enhancements in prophylactic and therapeutic options. AIM: The evaluation of characteristic, incidence, diagnostic, treatment and mortality rate of patients with pulmonary embolism hospitalized at the 1st Internal Clinic, University Hospital in Martin, within the years 1996-2017. METHODS: The authors offer retrospective analysis of 699 (359 men) patients with pulmonary embolism. Diagnosis was confirmed by angiography, perfusion scan or computed tomography. The data of patients were collected continuously and they are archived at the workplace of the authors. RESULTS: Patients with explicitly confirmed pulmonary embolism created 1.01 % of all hospitalized patients with average age 60.2. The average age of men was lower compared to women (56.6 vs 65.9). As high-risk pulmonary embolism presented 14.88 %, intermediate-risk 40.77 % and low-risk 44.34 % patients with pulmonary embolism. The source of pulmonary embolism was detected in 46.35 % and risk factors were detected in 52.79 % patients with pulmonary embolism. With thrombolytic therapy were treated 23.18 % of all patient with pulmonary embolism and intracranial bleeding occurred in 0.28 % of them. Early mortality rate was 7.58 % of all patients with pulmonary embolism. CONCLUSION: The authors detected increasing occurrence of patients with pulmonary embolism and from 2005 increasing occurrence of non-provoked pulmonary embolism. An average age in the patients with non-provoked pulmonary embolism compared to patients with provoked pulmonary was lower in men (53.5 vs 60.9) as well in women (56 vs 67.7). Patients with non-provoked pulmonary embolism compared to patients with provoked pulmonary were more frequent hospitalized because acute coronary syndrome (5.03 % vs 2.91 %) as well ischemic stroke (7.16 % vs 5.61 %) within one year after pulmonary embolism.


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Embolia Pulmonar , Angiografia , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Embolia Pulmonar/terapia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Terapia Trombolítica
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Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi ; 42(9): 694-699, 2019 Sep 12.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484244

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Objective: To investigate the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in lung transplant (LT) recipients. Methods: The clinical data on 124 consecutive patients who underwent lung transplant at Lung Transplantation Center of China-Japan Friendship Hospital from March 2017 to September 2018 were retrospectively collected. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) was ascertained by vascular ultrasound. Pulmonary embolism (PE) was diagnosed by either chest computed tomography pulmonary angiogram or ventilation/perfusion scan. The risk factors in those patients with postoperative VTE were studied. Results: A total of 124 lung transplant recipients including 78 single lung transplant recipients (62.9%) and 46 bilateral lung transplant recipients(37.1%) were enrolled. Preoperative and postoperative prophylactic anticoagulant was used in 52 patients(52/124, 41.9%) and 69 patients(69/124, 55.6%) respectively. Thirty-two patients developed postoperative VTE among 124 consecutive patients. The overall incidence rate of VTE among 124 LT recipients was 25.8%. The median time to VTE episode following lung transplant was 22.5 days (range 4-295 days). The percentage of DVT in VTE was 93.8%(30/32), involving 1-8 (2.83±1.86) veins. And 60.0% of DVT was from lower extremities and 56.7% located in upper extremities (P>0.05). Four patients (4/32,12.5%) had PE episodes, and half of them suffered from only PE without DVT. The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in 32 patients with VTE was 90.6% (29/32), which was significantly higher than that without VTE (64/92,69.6%, P=0.033). However, there was no difference in the use of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) between two groups (96.9% vs 81.5%, P=0.067). Resolution of VTE was successfully accomplished by anticoagulant therapy with long-term use of low molecular weight heparin in 30 patients (93.7%) and followed by oral warfarin in 2 patients (6.3%). Three months follow-up data after anticoagulant therapy showed that total and partial vascular recanalization rate was 65.6%(21/32) and 34.4%(11/32), respectively. Despite anticoagulation-related bleeding complications in three patients, no serious consequences occurred. Conclusions: VTE was frequent in LT recipients. It was speculated that ECMO utilization may be a major risk factor for high incidence of VTE in LT recipients. Aggressive VTE screening/treatment protocols were suggested to be implemented in LT recipients.


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Transplante de Pulmão/efeitos adversos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias , Tromboembolia Venosa/epidemiologia , Adulto , Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , China/epidemiologia , Humanos , Incidência , Embolia Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento , Tromboembolia Venosa/diagnóstico , Tromboembolia Venosa/etiologia
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J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg ; 80(6): 503-506, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31430795

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Oxygen-ozone therapy is used to treat degenerative pathology of the spine when surgery is not needed (e.g., removal of a herniated disk). Some authors have described it as a safe and effective procedure in ∼ 70 to 90% of patients. The aim of the therapy is to dehydrate the intervertebral disk and alter its contents. However, this treatment has been associated with some rare but very serious side effects. Both cardiac damage and a case of fulminant septicemia were reported. We describe a case of suspected pulmonary embolism, followed by sudden death, in an elderly woman treated with oxygen-ozone therapy for lumbar pain caused by disk protrusion. We believe a massive pulmonary embolism occurred, probably caused by an intradiskal injection that accidentally punctured a venous vessel and created emboli.


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Deslocamento do Disco Intervertebral/terapia , Dor Lombar/terapia , Oxigênio/efeitos adversos , Ozônio/efeitos adversos , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Deslocamento do Disco Intervertebral/complicações , Dor Lombar/etiologia , Oxigênio/uso terapêutico , Ozônio/uso terapêutico
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(31): e16651, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31374038

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INTRODUCTION: High-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) needs reperfusion therapies. However, it is difficult to make medical decisions when thrombolysis is contraindicated, though pulmonary embolectomy and percutaneous catheter-directed treatment (CTD) are recommended for these patients. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported here a case of high-risk PE patient with cardiac arrest (CA), vertebral compression fracture, as well as scalp and frontal hematoma. DIAGNOSIS: The diagnosis of PE was based on computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) which demonstrated filling defects in the right and left pulmonary arteries. INTERVENTIONS: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed until the patient returned to idioventricular rhythm 3 minutes after admitted. She suffered another half-hour of hemodynamic disturbance after her shock improved 3 days later. The diagnosis of PE was confirmed by CTPA at that time. The patient did not receive any reperfusion therapies because hemoglobin decreased significantly. Moreover, anticoagulation was postponed for 2 weeks when bleeding appeared to be stopped. She received overlapping treatment with low molecular weight heparin and warfarin for 5 days then warfarin alone and discharged. OUTCOMES: She was discharged with normal vital signs and neurologically intact. She received anticoagulant therapy with warfarin and international normalized ratio regularly monitored after she was discharged, moreover, the pulmonary artery pressure turned normal, as determined by transthoracic echocardiography 1 month later. The warfarin treatment was discontinued after 12 months and no evidence of recurrence was seen until recently. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first case report of PE combined with CA that did not receive reperfusion therapy. We hypothesized that there was a spontaneous resolution in pulmonary emboli.


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Parada Cardíaca/complicações , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Idoso , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Parada Cardíaca/terapia , Hematoma/complicações , Humanos , Embolia Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Fraturas da Coluna Vertebral/complicações
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(28): e16385, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31305442

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RATIONALE: Invasive thymoma with intraluminal tumor thrombus may cause pulmonary artery thrombus if the tumor thrombus shed off during operation. However, there is no clinical case report focused on such complication. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 40-year-old woman presented with repeated chest pain. DIAGNOSIS: Chest computer tomography showed huge mediastinal mass. Postoperative pathology revealed type B2 and B3 thymoma, with B3 as the main type. INTERVENTIONS: The patient underwent tumor resection through midline sternotomy in our hospital on September 17, 2018. She received emergent pulmonary artery exploration because the tumor thrombus in superior vena cava shed off unexpectedly during operation. Postoperative pulmonary computer tomography angiography showed right pulmonary artery embolism. Then emergent right pulmonary artery embolectomy was performed through lateral thoracic incision on September 29, 2018. OUTCOMES: The patient recovered well after surgery. D-dimer reduced rapidly and returned to normal 1 month after the second operation. LESSONS: Intraluminal tumor thrombus in invasive thymoma patients has a risk of shedding off during operation. Prevention strategy should be made beforehand. Pulmonary artery exploration is necessary once happened.


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Complicações Intraoperatórias , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Timoma/cirurgia , Neoplasias do Timo/cirurgia , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Complicações Intraoperatórias/diagnóstico por imagem , Complicações Intraoperatórias/cirurgia , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Embolia Pulmonar/cirurgia , Reoperação , Timoma/diagnóstico por imagem , Timoma/patologia , Neoplasias do Timo/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias do Timo/patologia
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Clin Lab ; 65(7)2019 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31307164

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BACKGROUND: We report an acute pulmonary embolism with negative D-dimer masquerading as right pneumonia with pleural effusion proven by CT pulmonary arteriography (CTPA). METHODS: Appropriate laboratory tests are carried out. The application of vascular ultrasound for the cause of left lower extremity edema. CTPA were performed when vascular ultrasound suggested the existence of venous thrombosis of left lower extremity. RESULTS: Serum D-dimer was negative. Vascular ultrasound revealed left lower extremity venous thrombosis, CTPA demonstrated large emboli in the main pulmonary artery and main pulmonary artery branches. CONCLUSIONS: Negative serum D-dimer is not safe to rule out acute pulmonary embolism. When CT shows peripheral triangle-shaped infiltrate with pleuritis or small pleural exudate, physicians should pay attention to pulmonary infarction.


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Angiografia/métodos , Produtos de Degradação da Fibrina e do Fibrinogênio/análise , Derrame Pleural/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia/diagnóstico por imagem , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Doença Aguda , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Derrame Pleural/complicações , Pneumonia/complicações , Artéria Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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