Fondaparinux was not inferior to unfractionated heparin for symptomatic pulmonary embolism: COMMENTARY
- Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Paradoxical Thromboembolism: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemmas. Bick, Rodger L. // Clinical & Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis;Jan1997, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p63
Highlights important points of a study on therapy for patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and paradoxical thromboembolism. Types of HIT; Physiological mechanism for HIT; Laboratory diagnostic tools for HIT; Therapeutic modalities for HIT.
- Rates of clinically apparent heparin-induced thrombocytopenia for unfractionated heparin vs. low molecular weight heparin in non-surgical patients are low and similar. Locke, Charles F. S.; Dooley, John; Gerber, Jonathan // Thrombosis Journal;2005, Vol. 3, p4
With the growing use of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH) for the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE), it is important to provide an evidence-based comparison with unfractionated heparin (UFH) concerning rates of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Such comparisons...
- Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens and Its Association with Hypercoagulable States: Case Reports. Cohen, David J.; Briggs, Richard; Head, Harold D.; Acher, Charles W. // Angiology;May1989, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p498
Six patients who developed phlegmasia cerulea dollens are described. All patients had associated hypercoagulable states: heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (2 patients), congenital deficiency of protein C (1 patient), and antithrombin Ill deficiency (3 patients). Their clinical course and...
- Bilateral Lower Extremity Gangrene Requiring Amputation Associated with Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia A Case Report. Dickinson, Brian P.; De Ugarte, Daniel A.; Reil, Todd D.; Beseth, Bryce D.; Lawrence, Peter F. // Vascular & Endovascular Surgery;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p161
Heparin use, both prophylactically and therapeutically, is prevalent among hospitalized patients. Patients on heparin may develop a thrombocytopenia that is self-limited. Fewer patients develop a heparin-induced thrombocytopenia that can cause severe bleeding and thrombosis owing to...
- Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: an update. Franchini, Massimo // Thrombosis Journal;2005, Vol. 3, p14
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is the most important and most frequent drug-induced, immune-mediated type of thrombocytopenia. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if unrecognized. In this review, we briefly discuss the main features of heparin-induced...
- The Incidence of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in Hospitalized Medical Patients Treated With Subcutaneous Unfractionated Heparin: A Prospective Cohort Study. Sobel, Michael // Perspectives in Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy;Apr2004, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p147
The authors conducted a prospective cohort follow-up study in 598 medical patients to determine the incidence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia or venous thrombotic events as a complication of intravenous unfractionated heparin. Patients were admitted to two medical wards and treated with...
- Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: A Case Report. Van Damme, H.; Darmas, P.; David, J.L.; Limet, R. // Angiology;Dec1990, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p1075
The authors report a case of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, in whom massive pulmonary embolism occurred in spite of heparin anticoagulation. Successful pulmonary thrombectomy was carried out under cardiopulmonary bypass, with limitation of platelet clumping during bypass by aggregation...
- Ask the Experts. Martchenke, Julie; Pate, Mary Frances D.; Cruz, Maria; Phromsivarak, Serena // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2004, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p66
Answers a question on the incidence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) in children. Types of HIT; Cardinal laboratory finding of early HIT; Signs and symptoms of HIT in children.
- Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: An Iceberg Rising. Arnold, Donald M.; Kelton, John G. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Aug2005, Vol. 80 Issue 8, p988
Focuses on a study related to heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Ability to diagnose HIT in a routine clinical laboratory; Proposal of an iceberg model for HIT; Study of patients undergoing hemodialysis who had frequent exposures to heparin.