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Ongoing registration of patients with venous thromboembolism treated by means of antithrombotic therapy, thrombolisys, open surgery, endovenous desobstruction and stenting.
Pulmonary embolism (PE) can be a devastating postoperative complication and the leading cause of mortality after thoracic surgery. PE together with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is called venous thromboembolism (VTE), whereas PE caused much more serious situation than DVT. Huge amount of data have demonstrated that thromboprophylaxis after surgery is very important to prevent postoperative VTE, especially after orthopedic surgery and plaster surgery. Moreover, for thoracic surgery, American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has published prevention guidelines of VTE in non-orthopedic surgical patients and has been used widely, but unfortunately prophylaxis measures had often been underused in China. However, to be honest, there could be a big difference between Chinese and western populations, for example, what guidelines recommended thrombolysis therapy in diagnosed massive or sub-massive PE patients is tissue type plasminogen activator (t-PA) 100 mg, while in China 50 mg has the same effect. So investigators wanted to establish if the prophylaxis measures what they were using currently are suitable for Chinese thoracic surgical patients.
BETULA trial will compare the efficacy of low dose catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) to unfractioned heparin (UFH) in patients with intermediary-high risk pulmonary embolism (PE). Patients (n=60) with acute intermediary-high risk PE will be randomized 1:1 to UFH (bolus 80 international units per kilo (IU/kg)) followed by 18 IU/kg/hour until activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) is 2-2.5 of reference value) or CDT (4mg alteplase (r-tPA) per catheter, infusion over 2 hours) in an open label, outcome assessor blinded, randomized, controlled trial. Primary efficacy endpoint is improvement in right-/left ventricular ratio 24 hours after randomization. Secondary endpoints are 30 days mortality, recurrent PE, length of hospital stay and reduction in thrombus burden evaluated by pulmonary CT angio. Safety endpoints are minor and major bleedings.
Blood clots occurring in the legs and in the lungs are relatively common; they occur in around 3 in a 1000 people per year. They can cause disability and are also potentially life threatening. When a clot occurs in the legs it is called a deep vein thrombosis or DVT. When they occur in the lungs they are called a pulmonary embolism or PE. The risk for DVT and PE is higher in people with conditions which cause inflammation. The most common of these are inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis (a condition comprised of psoriasis and joint inflammation). What is not known is how much higher the risk of DVT and PE is in these groups compared with people without inflammatory disease, and what causes the excess risk in these people. This study aims to assess the measure the exact increase in risk for DVT and PE in people with these inflammatory conditions and to identify which risk factors are most strongly associated with the increased risk. These data should help with an understand the causes of blood clot risk in these inflammatory conditions and in identify targets for reducing risk.
Number, type and incidence of adverse events/suspected adverse drug reactions in patients treated with apixaban, according to therapeutic indications approved in Mexico.
To characterize and analyze the number, type and incidence of adverse events/suspected adverse drug reactions in patients treated with Apixaban, according to therapeutic indications approved in Mexico.
This study is a effectiveness study of the application of high-definition enhanced computed-tomography for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension(CTEPH).The patients with CTEPH was randomized into 2 groups,precise pulmonary endarterectomy group(guided by enhanced CT scanning) and traditional pulmonary endarterectomy group,the hemodynamic changes tested with right sided heart catherization from baseline to post-operative period and end-point including peri-operative deaths,follow-up mortality,follow-up parameters of ultrasonic cardiogram(UCG),right-sided heart catherization(RHC),nuclear magnetic resonance imaging(MRI),cardiac pulmonary exercise test(CPET) are documented,so as to compare the prognosis between these 2 groups.
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the FlowTriever System for use in the removal of emboli from the pulmonary arteries in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). The use of the device will be assessed in a real-world population, with eligibility criteria that closely approximate its use in clinical practice.
The aim of this work is to emphasize the role of non-contrast MR imaging in diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism in comparison to CTA and contrast enhanced MRA as gold standard techniques.
To address the knowledge gap that exists among providers resulting in underdiagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), the investigators have devised this 400-patient single-center Quality Improvement Initiative in the form of a randomized controlled trial of an EPIC Best Practice Advisory (BPA) on-screen alert versus no notification to increase echocardiographic screening for CTEPH and the diagnosis of CTEPH in patients with prior pulmonary embolism (PE) and symptoms/signs suggestive of pulmonary hypertension or recent pulmonary testing suggesting unexplained respiratory symptoms at 3 months. Aim #1: To determine the impact of a Best Practice Advisory (BPA), using the EPIC Electronic Health Record computerized decision support (CDS) software, on echocardiographic screening for CTEPH in patient with prior PE and symptoms/signs suggestive of pulmonary hypertension or recent pulmonary testing suggesting unexplained respiratory symptoms. Aim #2: To determine the impact of an EPIC BPA on the diagnosis of CTEPH in patient with prior PE and symptoms/signs suggestive of pulmonary hypertension or recent pulmonary testing suggesting unexplained respiratory symptoms.