HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Men more at risk of recurrent blood clots than women

Men have a 50% higher relative risk of suffering from recurrent blood clots after a first episode than women, according to an article in this week's issue of The Lancet. The baseline frequency of recurrent blood clots is 25% after five years.

Dr Simon McRae from the Department of Haematology (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia, Australia) and his colleagues from the Department of Medicine, McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) did a meta-analysis of studies involving both men and women who were being treated for either deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (in which a clot detaches from a deep vein and lodges in the lung). They looked at rates of recurrence of blood clots in patients after they had stopped taking preventative anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medication.

A total of 5416 patients were enrolled in 15 eligible studies, 50% were men and 50% women. There were 816 recurrent blood clots, of which 523 (64%) were in men and 293 (36%) were in women.

The cause of heightened risk in men is unclear, but the authors state it could be attributable to differences in age, body mass index, or inherited susceptibility to blood clots. Dr Simon McRae writes: "further prospective studies are needed before a firm recommendation can be made to incorporate patient sex into decision making on duration of anticoagulant treatment in individual patients."


'"/>

Contact: Joe Santangelo
j.santangelo@elsevier.com
212-633-3810
Lancet
27-Jul-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vorinostat shows anti-cancer activity in recurrent gliomas
2. New class of targeted cancer drugs shows promise in slowing progression of recurrent prostate cancer
3. Popular statin reduces recurrent stroke risk
4. Measurement of urinary protein can help detect recurrent bladder cancer
5. Point-of-care test proves more effective for recurrent bladder cancer than conventional lab test
6. Antibiotics do not prevent recurrent myocardial infarcts in subjects with periodontitis
7. Study suggests mechanism for recurrent sudden infant death syndrome
8. Biomarkers may provide important information for patients at risk for recurrent ischemic stroke
9. Treatment regimen offers greater survival advantage for recurrent head and neck cancers
10. Biomarkers used to predict recurrent disease in hepatitis C transplant patients
11. Antidepressants may lower risk of recurrent heart attack in depressed heart attack patients

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... U.S. ... exclusive interview with Mediaplanet, Dr. Murthy explains how he was inspired to practice medicine ... I learned that medicine is about more than making diagnoses and prescribing medicine,” he ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... Beverly Hills, California, will be included in the 2016 “Guide to America’s Top ... professionals based on the amalgamation of their education, experience, and professional associations. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... CloudLIMS.com, a class-leading provider of ... Lite. CloudLIMS Lite helps biobanks, clinical, research and testing laboratories keep track of ... new version is a faster and a more efficient product, allowing batch processing ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Sourced from the Isbre Springs ... properties including its unmatched natural purity of just 6 ppm TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) ... Nothing Water has been available in several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in NJ and ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "Pro3rd Accents Volume 2 is a set of 30 accented ... with just a few clicks of the mouse," said Christina Austin - CEO of ... Choose from various styles with accented animations, rigid boxes, simplistic lines, and more. In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016 bioLytical Laboratories (das "Unternehmen"), ein Weltführer ... seinen  INSTI HIV-Selbsttests  in einer Version mit geringeren Kosten einzuführen.  ... ... New: INSTI Self Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444833 ) ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 2, 2016 ... its past losses following Trump,s victory early in November. ... and fund managers are now predicting an uptick in ... four equities to see how they have fared at ... CLDX ), Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... Nov 30, 2016 Research and ... Overview for Neuromodulation, Neurovascular, Neurosurgical and Monitoring Devices 2017 - ... ... The full report suite on the U.S. market ... drainage systems, intracranial pressure monitoring devices, detachable coils, liquid embolics, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: