Tag: "embolism" at medical news
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
...urprising is the number of patients with pulmonary embolism
who had undergone recent bypass grafting, he said. It is reasonable to suspect that cardiac surgery patients who are often immobilized after their procedure might have these problems; but this connection is certainly not well known in the radiology c...
Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation
...l haemorrhage, and clinically significant arterial embolism
were studied in each group. The researchers found that in the warfarin group, 24 serious events occurred 21 strokes, two intracranial haemorrhages, and one systemic embolus. In the aspirin group, there were 48 serious events 44 strokes, one int...
Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol
Although clots in the lung (pulmonary embolism
or PE) are the second-leading cause of sudden death in the United States, blood tests and ultrafast CT scanning to detect PE are being used on so many patients that over 90% of these tests are negative. In a paper to be presented at the 2007 Society ...
Simple system accurately predicts weight-loss surgery risk
...lot in the lungs, or are at risk for developing an embolism
are at elevated risk. "When talking to patients about bariatric surgery, we can cite national averages on risks, but that is not very helpful when I have a specific patient sitting in front of me," DeMaria said. "Many physicians and patients see b...
Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study
...ic metabolic derangement Post-operative pulmonary embolism
or deep vein thrombosis Post-operative respiratory failure Post-operative sepsis Post-operative abdominal wound dehiscence Transfusion reaction Distinguished Hospital Awards and Findings Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals studied, the HealthGrad...
New blood thinner studied for patients with leg and lung clots
... vein thrombosis or their lungs called pulmonary embolism
may need it for months or years, Dr. Gossage says...rol easier. Deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism
generally are treated with intravenous blood thinners; really big clots also may need a clot-buster...
Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...structs circulation at another point. A pulmonary embolism
occurs when such a clot, usually originating in th...t probability of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
in a patient before further testing, utility of various diagnostic tools such as d-dimmer and ultras...
New guidelines issued for diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism
...t probability of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
in a patient before further testing and the utilit...bstructs circulation at another point. A pulmonary embolism
occurs when such a clot, usually originating in the veins of the leg, obstructs the pulmonary artery...
Annual study finds top hospitals have 28 percent lower mortality rate
...ancreatitis, diabetic acidosis and coma, pulmonary embolism
and sepsis. For those same procedures and diagnoses, Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical excellence had more than twice as much improvement in hospital complications as all other hospitals, lowering mortality rates over the years 2003, 2004 and 2...
New recommendations for the diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism
...ification of all patients with suspected pulmonary embolism
according to an objective probability assessment. ...an safely exclude pulmonary embolism. If pulmonary embolism
is not excluded, CT angiography/CT venography is recommended by most PIOPED II investigators, althou...
Canadian study demonstrates medical induction of labor increases risk of amniotic-fluid embolism
...tober 21st issue of The Lancet. Amniotic-fluid embolism
(AFE) is a rare, but serious and even fatal maternal complication of delivery. While its cause is unknown, it is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in developed countries, accounting for seven of 44 direct maternal deaths in Canada in t...
Stroke risk should determine anti-clotting treatment
...troke, transient ischemic attack [TIA], systematic embolism
or prosthetic heart valve) or more than one moderate risk factor. According to co-chair Lars E. Rydn, M.D., Ph.D., also a fellow of all associations and professor emeritus at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, the guidelines help physicia...
Men more at risk of recurrent blood clots than women
...eated 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 en...
New scoring system predicts gastric bypass surgery risk
...res whether patients have had a previous pulmonary embolism
or are at risk for developing one. A pulmonary embolism
is a blood clot that usually forms in a blood vessel deep in the thigh and travels up to the lung, w...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center on the forefront of the fight against multiple myeloma
...s with Thal/Dex was deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism
(blood clots in the legs and lung) which occurred in 18 percent of patients receiving the combination compared to 4 percent of patients receiving dexamethasone. Other side effects that occurred more frequently with Thal/Dex compared to dexamethasone...
Clot-busting drug helps revive cardiac arrest patients
...ts suffering from acute heart attacks or pulmonary embolism
(blockage of an artery in the lungs that can cause heart rhythm problems). Clot-busting drugs aren't typically used in patients with cardiac arrest because of concerns that the chest compressions used during CPR could cause bleeding complications. Se...
Study finds ways to improve detection of blood clots in the lung
...tially deadly blockage in a lung artery, pulmonary embolism
affects an estimated 600,000 Americans each year, ...t CT angiography alone detects suspected pulmonary embolism
in only 83 percent of patients; in contrast, combined results of the chest CT angiogram and the leg ...
Long airplane flight does not appear to increase risk of blood clots
...T; blood clots forming in the veins) and pulmonary embolism
(clots passing to the lungs where they may obstruct the blood flow), has been associated with long-haul air travel, but it has been unclear whether this is due to the effects of sitting for a long time, or whether there is a relationship with some ot...
Postmenopausal hormone therapy appears to increase risk of blood clots in veins
...mbosis (a blood clot in a deep vein) and pulmonary embolism
(a blood clot that travels to the lungs), affects ...g 144 with deep vein thrombosis, 91 with pulmonary embolism
and 38 with both. Of those 197 women who developed VT, 111 were taking estrogen and 86 were taking p...
Serendipity versus planning - cancer drugs of the future?
... of developing a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
as women on a placebo, however there is less risk of cancer of the uterus (a serious side effect of tamoxifen). An example of a molecule causing much interest in breast cancer treatment is lapatinib, which administered orally. It was designed to hit ...