PERTinent Updates:
Issue 9

Welcome to the ninth monthly email 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 Consortium can continue to be at the leading edge of improving care for this vulnerable and overlooked group of patients.

This months “From Our Own” section features work by Victor Tapson in Thorax; Jay Giri, Michael Jaff, Kenneth Rosenfield, Mauricio Villavicencio-Theoduloz, Thoralf Sundt and Ido Weinberg in the Vascular Medicine; and Rachel Rosovsky & Geno Merli in Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.




Preemptive Anticoagulation of Patients with a High Pretest Probability of Pulmonary Embolism: Are Guidelines Followed?
Willoughby L, Adams DM, Evans RS, Lloyd JF, Stevens SM, Woller SC, Bledsoe JR, Aston VT, Wilson EL, Elliott CG. Chest. 2017 Nov 15. PMID: 29154971


Increased benefit of betrixaban among patients with a history of venous thromboembolism: a post-hoc analysis of the APEX trial.
Yee MK, Nafee T, Daaboul Y, Korjian S, AlKhalfan F, Kerneis M, Wiest C, Goldhaber SZ, Hernandez AF, Hull RD, Cohen AT, Harrington RA, Gibson CM. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2017 Nov 29. PMID: 29188425




Accuracy and reproducibility of CT right-to-left ventricular diameter measurement in patients with acute pulmonary embolism.
Ende-Verhaar YM(1), Kroft LJM(2), Mos ICM(1), Huisman MV(1), Klok FA(1). PLoS One. 2017 Nov 28;12(11):e0188862. PMID: 29182657


Syncope on presentation is a surrogate for submassive and massive acute pulmonary embolism.
Omar HR, Mirsaeidi M, Weinstock MB, Enten G, Mangar D, Camporesi EM. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Nov 7. PMID: 29146419


Validity of Using Inpatient and Outpatient Administrative Codes to Identify Acute Venous Thromboembolism: The CVRN VTE Study.
Fang MC(1), Fan D, Sung SH, Witt DM, Schmelzer JR, Steinhubl SR, Yale SH, Go AS. Med Care. 2017 Dec;55(12):e137-e143.



From Our Own…

Efficacy and safety outcomes of recanalisation procedures in patients with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism: systematic review and network meta-analysis.
Jimenez D, Martin-Saborido C, Muriel A, Zamora J, Morillo R, Barrios D, Klok FA, Huisman MV, Tapson V, Yusen RD. Thorax. 2017 Nov 13. pii: thoraxjnl-2017-210040. PMID: 29133351


Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation and outcomes in massive pulmonary embolism: Two eras at an urban tertiary care hospital.
Ain DL, Albaghdadi M, Giri J, Abtahian F, Jaff MR, Rosenfield K, Roy N, Villavicencio-Theoduloz M, Sundt T, Weinberg I. Vasc Med. 2017 Aug 9. pii: S1051-0443(17)30652-8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28802551


Anticoagulation in Pulmonary Embolism: Update in the Age of Direct Oral Anticoagulants.
Rosovsky R, Merli G. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Sep;20(3):141-151. doi: 10.1053/j.tvir.2017.07.003. PMID: 29029708