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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22310, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019406

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Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is a major cause of secondary hypertension (HT) of renal origin - a significant prognostic factor of IgAN. In children, similar to HT, prehypertension (pre-HT) is becoming a significant health issue. However, the role of secondary HT and pre-HT (HT/pre-HT) in the progression of pediatric IgAN remains unclear. We investigated the effects of HT/pre-HT on prognosis and its determinants as well as their correlation with clinicopathological parameters to identify more effective therapeutic targets.This single-center retrospective study compared clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes between patients with and without HT/pre-HT in 108 children with IgAN. Independent risk factors for HT/pre-HT were evaluated; segmental glomerulosclerosis was a significant variable, whose relationship with clinicopathological parameters was analyzed.Clinical outcomes of patients with and without HT/pre-HT differed considerably (P = .006) on ≥6 months follow-up. Patients with HT/pre-HT reached complete remission less frequently than those without HT/pre-HT (P = .014). Age, serum creatinine, prothrombin time, and segmental glomerulosclerosis or adhesion were independent risk factors for HT/pre-HT in pediatric IgAN (P = .012, P = .017, P = .002, and P = .016, respectively). Segmental glomerulosclerosis or adhesion was most closely associated with glomerular crescents (r = 0.456, P < .01), followed by Lees grades (r = 0.454, P < .01), renal arteriolar wall thickening (r = 0.337, P < .01), and endocapillary hypercellularity (r = 0.306, P = .001). The intensity of IgA deposits, an important marker of pathogenetic activity in IgAN, was significantly associated with the intensity and location of fibrinogen deposits (intensity: r = 0.291, P = .002; location: r = 0.275, P = .004).HT/pre-HT in pediatric IgAN patients is an important modifiable factor. A relationship is observed between HT/pre-HT and its determinants, especially segmental glomerulosclerosis. Potential therapeutic approaches for IgAN with HT/pre-HT might be directed toward the management of coagulation status, active lesions, and hemodynamics for slowing disease progression.


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Glomerulonefrite por IGA/epidemiologia , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Pré-Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Fatores Etários , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores , Criança , Creatinina/sangue , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular , Glomerulonefrite por IGA/tratamento farmacológico , Glomerulosclerose Segmentar e Focal/epidemiologia , Humanos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Pré-Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Prognóstico , Tempo de Protrombina , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Medicina (B Aires) ; 80 Suppl 4: 1-26, 2020.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32897867

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Treating an anticoagulated patient with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) remains a challenge, especially in areas where dicoumarins are still the first drug of choice due to the cost of other oral anticoagulants. Anticoagulation clinics have proven to be the most efficient and safe way to avoid thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications and to keep patients in optimal treatment range. However, they require adequate infrastructure and trained personnel to work properly. In this Argentine consensus we propose a series of guidelines for the effective management of the anticoagulation clinics. The goal is to achieve the excellence in both the clinical healthcare and the hemostasis laboratory for the anticoagulated patient. The criteria developed in the document were agreed upon by a large group of expert specialists in hematology and biochemistry from all over the country. The criteria presented here must always be considered when indicating VKA although they had to be adapted to the unequal reality of each center. Taking these premises into consideration will allow us to optimize the management of the anticoagulated patient with VKA and thus minimize thrombotic and hemorrhagic intercurrences, in order to honor our promise not to harm the patient.


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Instituições de Assistência Ambulatorial/organização & administração , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Vitamina K/antagonistas & inibidores , Administração Oral , Instituições de Assistência Ambulatorial/normas , Consenso , Humanos , Coeficiente Internacional Normatizado
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BMJ Case Rep ; 13(9)2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32948531

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We are reporting a middle-aged male patient with polycythaemia vera comorbidity. The patient was exhibiting symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath and was found to have acute pulmonary embolism. He was diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2. This case suggests that a high index of suspicion should be taken into consideration for thromboembolic events, when treating patients with COVID-19 with breathing difficulty and low oxygen saturation levels, especially in those who have underlying predisposing conditions for coagulopathy.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Policitemia Vera/complicações , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Betacoronavirus , Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/complicações , Ecocardiografia , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Heparina/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Hipertensão/complicações , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Policitemia Vera/sangue , Artéria Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Embolia Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia Trombolítica , Ativador de Plasminogênio Tecidual/uso terapêutico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Disfunção Ventricular Direita/diagnóstico por imagem , Disfunção Ventricular Direita/etiologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e22116, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899095

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INTRODUCTION: Hemichorea-hemiballismus, which spans a spectrum of involuntary, continuous, nonpatterned movement involving one side of the body, can emerge as the initial manifestation of acute ischemic stroke. However, because of its rarity in the community, the diagnosis and treatment are often delayed. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a unique case of a 47-year-old female who presented with acute onset hemichorea-hemiballismus. No obvious focal sign apart from involuntary, continuous, nonpatterned movement of her left arm and leg was presented. DIAGNOSIS: Initial diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was negative but significant increase of blood flow velocity in the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) stem was revealed by transcranial doppler sonography. Repeated MRI showed acute infarction in the contralateral globus pallidus. Isolated dissection of the right MCA typified by intimal flap with double lumen was identified by digital subtraction angiography and high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI). INTERVENTIONS: The patient was initially treated with dual antiplatelet agents but the uncontrollable movement deteriorated during hospitalization. Antithrombotic therapy was then intensified with combination of tirofiban and low-molecular-weight heparin. Other symptomatic treatment included volume expansion with colloidal fluid to improve cerebral perfusion. Her involuntary movement gradually diminished and the patient was discharged with rivaroxaban 15 mg/daily. OUTCOMES: The patient had recovered with significant reduction in her hemichorea-hemiballismus. Three-month follow-up HR-MRI showed complete resolution of the MCA dissection lesions. CONCLUSION: Prompt recognition of acute onset hemichorea-hemiballismus as the manifestation of acute ischemic stroke in appropriate clinical setting may reduce diagnostic delay. Multiple imaging techniques including cerebral digital subtraction angiography and HR-MRI can be applied to diagnosis and further clarify the mechanism of stroke, which facilitate in selection of secondary prevention therapies.


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Aneurisma Dissecante/complicações , Aneurisma Dissecante/patologia , Coreia/etiologia , Discinesias/etiologia , Artéria Cerebral Média/patologia , Doença Aguda , Aneurisma Dissecante/diagnóstico por imagem , Aneurisma Dissecante/tratamento farmacológico , Feminino , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Artéria Cerebral Média/diagnóstico por imagem , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico
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BMJ Case Rep ; 13(9)2020 Sep 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907873

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A 71-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) with low oxygen saturations and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection. Apart from a small left-sided ischaemic stroke 10 years prior with very minor residual deficit, he had been well and in full-time employment until development of symptoms. Within minutes of commencing non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in the ED, he developed a complete left-sided paralysis and hemineglect. This case highlights the significance of the prothrombotic complications associated with COVID-19 infection. It also raises the question whether pressure changes upon commencing NIV could lead to clot migration.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Ventilação não Invasiva/métodos , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico por imagem , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Doença Aguda , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Evolução Fatal , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Masculino , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Respiração com Pressão Positiva/métodos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia Trombolítica/métodos , Ativador de Plasminogênio Tecidual/uso terapêutico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos
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Circ Cardiovasc Interv ; 13(9): e009622, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32883106

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The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has resulted in additional challenges for systems designed to perform expeditious primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients presenting with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. There are 2 important considerations: the guideline-recommended time goals were difficult to achieve for many patients in high-income countries even before the pandemic, and there is a steep increase in mortality when primary percutaneous coronary intervention cannot be delivered in a timely fashion. Although the use of fibrinolytic therapy has progressively decreased over the last several decades in high-income countries, in circumstances when delays in timely delivery of primary percutaneous coronary intervention are expected, a modern fibrinolytic-based pharmacoinvasive strategy may need to be considered. The purpose of this review is to systematically discuss the contemporary role of an evidence-based fibrinolytic reperfusion strategy as part of a pharmacoinvasive approach, in the context of the emerging coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.


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Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus , Humanos , Pandemias , Seleção de Pacientes , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Pneumonia Viral , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/cirurgia , Fatores de Tempo
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Lancet Haematol ; 7(8): e613-e623, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735839

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Lifelong anticoagulation with warfarin or alternative vitamin K antagonist is the standard anticoagulant treatment for thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome. Anticoagulant-refractory thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome can be broadly defined as breakthrough thrombosis while on standard oral anticoagulation treatment and its management is a major challenge given the serious nature of the thrombotic disease observed, which has become refractory to oral anticoagulation. The factors (genetic and cellular) that cause anticoagulant-refractory thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome are now better understood. However, efforts to use this greater understanding have not yet transformed the capacity to treat it successfully in many patients. In this Viewpoint, we review the factors that are likely to be contributing to the cause of this syndrome and consider how they might be modified or inhibited. We also discuss management, including general strategies to minimise thrombotic risk, intensification of anticoagulation, addition of an antiplatelet agent, adjunctive treatment for thrombosis, immunomodulatory therapy, complement inhibition, vascular options, and future potential therapeutic targets.


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Anticoagulantes/farmacologia , Síndrome Antifosfolipídica/terapia , Resistência a Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Terapia Trombolítica , Trombose/prevenção & controle , Síndrome Antifosfolipídica/patologia , Humanos , Trombose/patologia
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BMJ ; 370: m2177, 2020 08 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32759284

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Pulmonary embolism is a common and potentially fatal cardiovascular disorder that must be promptly diagnosed and treated. The diagnosis, risk assessment, and management of pulmonary embolism have evolved with a better understanding of efficient use of diagnostic and therapeutic options. The use of either clinical probability adjusted or age adjusted D-dimer interpretation has led to a reduction in diagnostic imaging to exclude pulmonary embolism. Direct oral anticoagulation therapies are safe, effective, and convenient treatments for most patients with acute venous thromboembolism, with a lower risk of bleeding than vitamin K antagonists. These oral therapeutic options have opened up opportunities for safe outpatient management of pulmonary embolism in selected patients. Recent clinical trials exploring the use of systemic thrombolysis in intermediate to high risk pulmonary embolism suggest that this therapy should be reserved for patients with evidence of hemodynamic compromise. The role of low dose systemic or catheter directed thrombolysis in other patient subgroups is uncertain. After a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, all patients should be assessed for risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism to guide duration of anticoagulation. Patients with a venous thromboembolism associated with a strong, transient, provoking risk factor can safely discontinue anticoagulation after three months of treatment. Patients with an ongoing strong risk factor, such as cancer, or unprovoked events are at increased risk of recurrent events and should be considered for extended treatment. The use of a risk prediction score can help to identify patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism who can benefit from extended duration therapy. Despite major advances in the management of pulmonary embolism, up to half of patients report chronic functional limitations. Such patients should be screened for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, but only a small proportion will have this as the explanation of their symptoms. In the remaining patients, future studies are needed to understand the pathophysiology and explore interventions to improve quality of life.


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Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/complicações , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico , Embolia Pulmonar/terapia , Administração Oral , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada , Feminino , Produtos de Degradação da Fibrina e do Fibrinogênio/metabolismo , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Imagem de Perfusão , Gravidez , Complicações Cardiovasculares na Gravidez/tratamento farmacológico , Embolia Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Recidiva , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Filtros de Veia Cava , Tromboembolia Venosa/tratamento farmacológico
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Vasc Health Risk Manag ; 16: 317-324, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32801728

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Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious complication in hospitalized patients. It is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Therefore, its prevention is of great importance. There is paucity of data on the incidence of VTE in hospitalized patients in Cameroon. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of symptomatic VTE, its risk factors and the proportion of patients at risk that receive thromboprophylaxis in patients hospitalized in the medical and surgical units in two hospitals in the South West Region of Cameroon. Methods: A prospective study was performed in the medical and surgical units from January to March 2018. All consecutive eligible patients admitted for at least 3 days were included. Patient profile and risk factors were recorded. Patients were followed and evaluated for signs and symptoms of VTE until discharge from hospital. Suspected VTE was confirmed using compression ultrasonography and computed tomography. Results: A total of 314 patients were included of which 58.7% were females. The mean age was 46±17.9 years. Patients aged <40 years represented 42% of the study population. Three cases of symptomatic VTE were recorded. The incidence of symptomatic VTE was 1% (95% CI: 0.3-2.8%). The prevalence of VTE risk was 93.6% with 32.5% being at high risk. The risk was 94.6% in medical patients and 92.8% in surgical patients. Among the patients at risk, only 32.5% received thromboprophylaxis. Thromboprophylaxis was significantly higher in surgical patients compared to medical patients (45.2% versus 18.7%; p<0.0001). Conclusion: The incidence of VTE in hospitalized medical and surgical patients appeared low but likely underestimated considering the high prevalence of patients at risk of VTE coupled with the underutilization of thromboprophylaxis. Clinicians should assess risk of VTE in conjunction with the clinical situation to determine the most appropriate type of prophylaxis as well as the duration of prophylaxis for VTE.


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Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Hospitalização , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Operatórios/efeitos adversos , Tromboembolia Venosa/epidemiologia , Tromboembolia Venosa/prevenção & controle , Adulto , Idoso , Camarões/epidemiologia , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Feminino , Fidelidade a Diretrizes , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Padrões de Prática Médica , Estudos Prospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Tromboembolia Venosa/diagnóstico , Adulto Jovem
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Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi ; 48(6): 472-476, 2020 Jun 24.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32842256

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Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fibrinolysis strategy in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) during the COVID-19 epidemic, and to provide reference value for optimization of fibrinolytic process on the premise of prevention and control of COVID-19 transmission, including self-protection of medical staff. Methods: The efficacy and safety of fibrinolysis were retrospectively analyzed in 7 patients with acute STEM, who hospitalized from February 29, 2020 to April 3, 2020 in the Department of Cardiology, Wuhan Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. To optimize the fibrinolytic process on the premise of prevention and control of COVID-19 transmission, including self-protection of medical staff, a full-time medical team in charge of fibrinolysis under third-grade protection was established. The acute STEMI patients were treated immediately in a fixed and isolated area in emergency department before receiving green channel fibrinolysis. Blood samples for complete blood count, COVID-19 antibody test and nasopharyngeal swab samples for COVID-19 nucleic acid test were made before fibrinolysis, while the chest CT examination was accomplished after fibrinolysis. By comparing differences of time from the first electrocardiogram (ECG) to fibrinolysis before and after the improvement of fibrinolytic process, the effect of optimization of the fibrinolytic process was evaluated. Results: In the present study, seven patients with acute STEMI received fibrinolysis therapy, 6 of them achieved reperfusion and no bleeding was observed in all of the patients. Five out of the 7 patients were hospitalized after fibrinolysis, and the hospitalization days were 19.6 days on average. By following up to April 14, 2020, none of the 7 patients died. The first 2 patients were treated according to the routine medical procedure and the time from the first ECG to fibrinolysis were 201 and 106 minutes, respectively. After the optimization of the fibrinolytic process, the time from the first ECG to fibrinolysis of the last 5 patients were 42, 46, 51, 43 and 54 minutes, respectively,which was significantly shorter than that before optimization. Conclusions: During the COVID-19 epidemic, fibrinolysis in patients with acute STEMI is safe, effective and easy to implement. Therefore, it is recommended as the top priority for the patients with acute STEMI with indications for fibrinolysis. On the premise of prevention and control of COVID-19 transmission, including self-protection of medical staff, the duration of myocardial ischemia can be shortened by optimization of the fibrinolytic process.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Epidemias , Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia Trombolítica , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Tohoku J Exp Med ; 251(4): 327-336, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32788506

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After the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019, the disease quickly become a pandemic that has seriously affected the economic and health systems in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Although most patients have mild symptoms or are even asymptomatic, there are patients who can develop serious complications such as acute respiratory distress syndrome or venous thromboembolism requiring mechanical ventilation and intensive care. Hence, it is important to identify patients with a higher risk of complications in a timely manner. Thus, the objective of this paper is to review the hematological laboratory parameters that consistently are altered in COVID-19 and to identify their relationship with the severity of the disease. According to 11 selected reports, the frequency of patients aged > 65 years is higher among subjects severely affected or deceased; likewise, males predominantly suffer from comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes or obesity. Retrospective studies have identified alterations in various hematological and inflammatory parameters as part of the host's response to infection and a secondary increased risk of different thrombotic events. Among these altered parameters, D-dimer, C-reactive protein, and interleukin-6 have been tested as prognostic biomarkers due to their close relationship with the severity of the disease. Actually, they can reliably indicate the use of antithrombotic therapy at prophylactic or therapeutic doses (mainly D-dimer), as has already been established in those patients who, after an individualized assessment, appear to be at high risk for thrombotic events.


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Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/etiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Fatores Etários , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Biomarcadores , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/tratamento farmacológico , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/prevenção & controle , Testes de Coagulação Sanguínea , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Gerenciamento Clínico , Produtos de Degradação da Fibrina e do Fibrinogênio/análise , Hemofilia A/complicações , Humanos , Inflamação , Interleucina-6/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Prognóstico , Risco , Trombofilia/diagnóstico , Trombofilia/tratamento farmacológico , Trombofilia/etiologia , Trombose/etiologia , Trombose/prevenção & controle
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Am J Cardiol ; 131: 1-6, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732010

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There is limited information regarding clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) disease presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In this multicenter retrospective study, we reviewed charts of patients admitted with symptomatic COVID-19 infection and STEMI to a total of 4 hospitals spanning Italy, Lithuania, Spain and Iraq from February 1, 2020 to April 15, 2020. A total of 78 patients were included in this study, 49 (63%) of whom were men, with a median age of 65 [58, 71] years, and high comorbidity burden. During hospitalization, 8 (10%) developed acute respiratory distress syndrome, and 14 (18%) required mechanical ventilation. 19 (24%) patients were treated with primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and 59 (76%) were treated with fibrinolytic therapy. 13 (17%) patients required cardiac resuscitation, and 9 (11%) died. For the 19 patients treated with primary PCI, 8 (42%) required intubation and 8 (42%) required cardiac resuscitation; stent thrombosis occurred in 4 patients (21%). A total of 5 patients (26%) died during hospitalization. 50 (85%) of the 59 patients initially treated with fibrinolytic therapy had successful fibrinolysis. The median time to reperfusion was 27 minutes [20, 34]. Hemorrhagic stroke occurred in 5 patients (9%). Six patients (10%) required invasive mechanical ventilation; 5 (9%) required cardiac resuscitation, and 4 (7%) died. In conclusion, this is the largest case series to-date of COVID-19 positive patients presenting with STEMI and spans 4 countries. We found a high rate of stent thrombosis, indicating a possible need to adapt STEMI management for COVID-19 patients.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/métodos , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/terapia , Terapia Trombolítica/métodos , Idoso , Angiografia Coronária , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Incidência , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/complicações , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/diagnóstico , Espanha/epidemiologia , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências , Resultado do Tratamento
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N Z Med J ; 133(1519): 41-54, 2020 07 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32777794

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BACKGROUND: Concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) present the difficult therapeutic dilemma of balancing bleeding, cardio-embolic and coronary thrombotic risks with appropriate combinations of antithrombotic medications. We aim to evaluate current New Zealand practice by identifying the incidence of AF in ACS; describe the population characteristics; and assess our antithrombotic management. METHODS: Consecutive patients ≥18y presenting with ACS who had coronary angiography (2017-2018) were identified from the All New Zealand ACS Quality Improvement (ANZACS-QI) registry. The cohort was divided into three groups: 1) patients with pre-existing AF; 2) new-onset AF; and 3) no AF. Antithrombotic regimens included dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), dual antithrombotic therapy (DAT-single antiplatelet plus an oral anticoagulant (OAC)) and triple antithrombotic therapy (TAT). RESULTS: There were 9,489 patients, 9.6% with pre-existing AF, 4.4% new AF and 86% without AF. Both AF groups were older (median 74 vs 71 vs 65y, p=0.001), had poorer renal function, were more likely to present with heart failure (16% vs 19% vs 8%, p=0.001) and have left ventricular ejection fraction <40% (22% vs 28% vs 13%, p<0.001). They received less percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (53% vs 59% vs 70%, p=0.001). In the cohort, 25 different combinations of antithrombotic agents were utilised. Ninety-six percent of patients with any AF had a CHA2DS2VASC stroke risk score of ≥2, of whom 48% did not receive OAC. Twenty-four percent received TAT and 19% DAT. OAC use increased slightly with increasing stroke risk but were independent of CRUSADE bleeding risk. Of patients with AF treated with PCI, 53% received DAPT, 11% DAT and 35% TAT. 51% of those at high stroke risk were discharged on DAPT only. In contrast, 19% at low stroke risk received TAT. CONCLUSION: In New Zealand, one in seven patients presenting with ACS have AF, a third being new-onset AF. Antithrombotic management is inconsistent, with underutilisation of anticoagulants, particularly the DAT regimen, and is inadequately informed by stroke and bleeding risk scores.


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Síndrome Coronariana Aguda , Fibrilação Atrial , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/complicações , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/epidemiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Fibrilação Atrial/complicações , Fibrilação Atrial/epidemiologia , Feminino , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nova Zelândia/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/tratamento farmacológico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle
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An Sist Sanit Navar ; 43(2): 245-249, 2020 Aug 31.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32814926

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One of the most significant negative prognostic factors in patients suffering from the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is the development of coagulopathy, associated with abnormal laboratory findings, such as increased D-dimer, and venous thromboembolic complications, requiring thromboprophylactic strategies. The main clinical characteristics of COVID-19 patients are revised here as compared to other coronavirus infections, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), emphasizing clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.


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Betacoronavirus , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio , Vírus da SARS , Trombose/virologia , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/diagnóstico , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Prognóstico , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/complicações , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/diagnóstico , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/fisiopatologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/terapia , Trombose/diagnóstico , Trombose/terapia
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0235628, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32745092

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BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests aspirin may be an effective venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis for orthopaedic trauma patients, with fewer bleeding complications. We used a patient-centered weighted composite outcome to globally evaluate aspirin versus low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for VTE prevention in fracture patients. METHODS: We conducted an open-label randomized clinical trial of adult patients admitted to an academic trauma center with an operative extremity fracture, or a pelvis or acetabular fracture. Patients were randomized to receive LMWH (enoxaparin 30-mg) twice daily (n = 164) or aspirin 81-mg twice daily (n = 165). The primary outcome was a composite endpoint of bleeding complications, deep surgical site infection, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and death within 90 days of injury. A Global Rank test and weighted time to event analysis were used to determine the probability of treatment superiority for LMWH, given a 9% patient preference margin for oral administration over skin injections. RESULTS: Overall, 18 different combinations of outcomes were experienced by patients in the study. Ninety-nine patients in the aspirin group (59.9%) and 98 patients in the LMWH group (59.4%) were event-free within 90 days of injury. Using a Global Rank test, the LMWH had a 50.4% (95% CI, 47.7-53.2%, p = 0.73) probability of treatment superiority over aspirin. In the time to event analysis, LMWH had a 60.5% probability of treatment superiority over aspirin with considerable uncertainty (95% CI, 24.3-88.0%, p = 0.59). CONCLUSION: The findings of the Global Rank test suggest no evidence of superiority between LMWH or aspirin for VTE prevention in fracture patients. LMWH demonstrated a 60.5% VTE prevention benefit in the weighted time to event analysis. However, this difference did not reach statistical significance and was similar to the elicited patient preferences for aspirin.


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Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Aspirina/uso terapêutico , Enoxaparina/uso terapêutico , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Fraturas Ósseas/complicações , Tromboembolia Venosa/prevenção & controle , Adulto , Idoso , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Aspirina/efeitos adversos , Enoxaparina/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Fibrinolíticos/efeitos adversos , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Resultado do Tratamento , Tromboembolia Venosa/complicações , Adulto Jovem
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Vascul Pharmacol ; 133-134: 106783, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32835836

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BACKGROUND: Low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) influence the fibrin network structure in in vitro models. There have been no reports on LMWH-induced modifications of fibrin clot characteristics and their determinants in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). AIM: We investigated how enoxaparin alters fibrin clot properties in acute PE patients. METHODS: Clots were generated from plasma of 46 acute PE patients, aged 47-77 years treated with enoxaparin 1 mg/kg bid. Fibrin clot permeability (Ks) and clot lysis time (CLT), along with coagulation and fibrinolysis proteins were determined. Plasma fibrin clot nanostructure was assessed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). RESULTS: Both Ks and CLT were associated with anti-factor (F)Xa activity (r = 0.75, p < 0.0001 and r = -0.37, p = 0.011). Anti-FXa was positively associated with fibrin fiber diameter and the pore area, and inversely with fibrin fiber density on SEM images. Multiple regression analysis adjusted for age, body-mass index, and fibrinogen levels showed that anti-FXa activity, antithrombin activity, and FVIII activity determined Ks, while anti-FXa activity, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 level, and presence of right ventricular dysfunction determined CLT. CONCLUSIONS: We identified new laboratory and clinical factors contributing to prothrombotic plasma fibrin clot characteristics during enoxaparin treatment, which might help elucidate mechanisms underlying therapy failure in patients with acute PE.


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Coagulação Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Enoxaparina/uso terapêutico , Fibrina/metabolismo , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Embolia Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Fibrina/ultraestrutura , Tempo de Lise do Coágulo de Fibrina , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Permeabilidade , Porosidade , Embolia Pulmonar/sangue , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico , Falha de Tratamento
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Brasília; s.n; 15 jul.2020.
Não convencional em Português | LILACS, BRISA/RedTESA, PIE | ID: biblio-1117674

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O Informe Diário de Evidências é uma produção do Ministério da Saúde que tem como objetivo acompanhar diariamente as publicações científicas sobre tratamento farmacológico e vacinas para a COVID-19. Dessa forma, são realizadas buscas estruturadas em bases de dados biomédicas, referentes ao dia anterior desse informe. Não são incluídos estudos pré-clínicos (in vitro, in vivo, in silico). A frequência dos estudos é demonstrada de acordo com a sua classificação metodológica (revisões sistemáticas, ensaios clínicos randomizados, coortes, entre outros). Para cada estudo é apresentado um resumo com avaliação da qualidade metodológica. Essa avaliação tem por finalidade identificar o grau de certeza/confiança ou o risco de viés de cada estudo. Para tal, são utilizadas ferramentas já validadas e consagradas na literatura científica, na área de saúde baseada em evidências. Cabe ressaltar que o documento tem caráter informativo e não representa uma recomendação oficial do Ministério da Saúde sobre a temática. Foram encontrados 14 artigos e 6 protocolos.


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Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina , Avaliação da Tecnologia Biomédica , Omeprazol/uso terapêutico , Dexametasona/uso terapêutico , Oxigenação por Membrana Extracorpórea/instrumentação , Efeito de Coortes , Enoxaparina/uso terapêutico , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/uso terapêutico , Ritonavir/uso terapêutico , Proteína Antagonista do Receptor de Interleucina 1/uso terapêutico , Lopinavir/uso terapêutico , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Esomeprazol/uso terapêutico , Darunavir/uso terapêutico , Rituximab/uso terapêutico , Pantoprazol/uso terapêutico , Hidroxicloroquina/uso terapêutico , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico
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