PERTinent Updates
Issue 20

 

Welcome to Issue 20 of PERTinent Updates, featuring a select group of articles for your review. We aim to inform and update our members with the most recent major developments in the fields of PERT/VTE so that we in the PERT ConsortiumTM can continue to be at the leading edge of improving care for this vulnerable and overlooked group of patients.

Issue Highlight:
From Our Own

  • Ultrasound-assisted versus conventional catheter-directed thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism: A multicenter comparison of patient-centered outcomes
  • The implementation of a pulmonary embolism response team in the management of intermediate- or high-risk pulmonary embolism
  • Endovascular therapy for acute severe pulmonary embolism
  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis versus suction thrombectomy in the management of acute pulmonary embolism
  • Keep it simple? Half-dose systemic thrombolysis or catheter-directed thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism

Diagnostic Testing

 

Overdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism: definition, causes and implications.

Dobler CC.
Breathe (Sheff). 2019 Mar;15(1):46-53. doi: 10.1183/20734735.0339-2018. Review.
PMID: 30838059


Risk Stratification

Prediction and prognostic importance of in-hospital major bleeding in a real-world cohort of patients with pulmonary embolism
Kresoja KP, Ebner M, Rogge NIJ, Sentler C, Keller K, Hobohm L, Hasenfuß G, Konstantinides SV, Pieske B, Lankeit M. Int J Cardiol. 2019 Mar 16. pii: S0167-5273(18)34801-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.03.017. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30917899

Thromboelastography Predicts Thromboembolism in Critically Ill Coagulopathic Patients
Harahsheh Y, Duff OC, Ho KM. Crit Care Med. 2019 Mar 27. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003730. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30920409


CDT

Ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis (USAT) versus standard catheter-directed thrombolysis(CDT) for treatment of pulmonary embolism: A retrospective analysis
Rothschild DP, Goldstein JA, Ciacci J, Bowers TR.
Vasc Med. 2019 Mar 27:1358863X19838350. doi: 10.1177/1358863X19838350. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30915912

Retrospective comparison of ultrasound facilitated catheter-directed thrombolysis and systemically administered half-dose thrombolysis in treatment of pulmonary embolism
Sharifi M, Awdisho A, Schroeder B, Jiménez J, Iyer P, Bay C.
Vasc Med. 2019 Apr;24(2):103-109. doi: 10.1177/1358863X18824159. Epub 2019 Mar 5.
PMID: 30834822

Catheter-directed aspiration thrombectomy and low-dose thrombolysis for patients with acute unstable pulmonary embolism: Prospective outcomes from a PE registry
De Gregorio MA, Guirola JA, Kuo WT, Serrano C, Urbano J, Figueredo AL, Sierre S, Quezada CA, Barbero E, Jiménez D. Int J Cardiol. 2019 Feb 28. pii: S0167-5273(18)36761-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.02.061. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 3084625


From Our Own…

Ultrasound-assisted versus conventional catheter-directed thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism: A multicenter comparison of patient-centered outcomes
Rao G, Xu H, Wang JJ, Galmer A, Giri J, Jaff MR, Kholluri R, Lau JF, Selim S, Weinberg I, Weinberg MD.
Vasc Med. 2019 Mar 27:1358863X19838334. doi: 10.1177/1358863X19838334. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30915914

The implementation of a pulmonary embolism response team in the management of intermediate- or high-risk pulmonary embolis
Xenos ES, Davis GA, He Q, Green A, Smyth SS.
J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2019 Mar 29. pii: S2213-333X(19)30145-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2018.11.014. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30930079 

Endovascular therapy for acute severe pulmonary embolism
Javed QA, Sista AK.
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Mar 15. doi: 10.1007/s10554-019-01567-z. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30877411

Catheter-directed thrombolysis versus suction thrombectomy in the management of acute pulmonary embolism
Avgerinos ED, Abou Ali A, Toma C, Wu B, Saadeddin Z, McDaniel B, Al-Khoury G, Chaer RA.
J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2019 Mar 20. pii: S2213-333X(19)30163-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2018.10.025. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30902560

Keep it simple? Half-dose systemic thrombolysis or catheter-directed thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism
Halaby R, Giri J.
Vasc Med. 2019 Apr;24(2):110-111. doi: 10.1177/1358863X18824653. Epub 2019 Mar 5. No abstract available.
PMID: 30834823

This issue of PERTinent Updates is

Sponsored by:
The PERT Consortium

Supported by:
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
EKOS, a BTG International Company

 

 

 

 

PERT Consortium News

5th Annual Pulmonary Embolism Symposium
Uncategorized

April 16, 2019

Register for the 5th Annual Pulmonary Embolism Symposium

PERTinent Updates

January 31, 2020

PERTinent Updates
Issue 24

PERTinent Updates

November 13, 2019

PERTinent Updates
Issue 23