Tag: "thromboembolism" at medical news
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...dy's authors. A review of treatments for pulmonary thromboembolism
(PTE) in children, conducted by the University of Alberta, the Edmonton Stollery Children's Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, revealed an acute need for more research into diagnosing the condition, whose symptoms can be misleadi...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Nov. 15, 2005, issue
...lmonary embolism, or both. The incidence of venous thromboembolism
increased with each trimester of pregnancy and was highest in the postpartum period. In the postpartum period, the incidence of pulmonary embolism, in which a blood clot breaks loose and lodges in the lungs, was 15 times higher than during the pregna...
North Central Cancer Treatment Group finding ways to make treatment easier
...lobin between the groups. Side effects, including thromboembolism
(blood clot in a blood vessel) and overall survival also were similar. Hemoglobin levels were slightly greater throughout the study for the patients enrolled in the 40K group, but those receiving 120K every three weeks still maintained a level that ...
Postmenopausal hormone therapy appears to increase risk of blood clots in veins
...edicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Venous thromboembolism
(VT), which includes the conditions deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in a deep vein) and pulmonary embolism (a blood clot that travels to the lungs), affects about one adult per 1,000 years of life, according to background information in the articl...
Test helps identify patients at low risk for recurring blood clots
... Anticoagulant treatment for patients with venous thromboembolism
(VTE - formation of blood clots, often involving t...asured by a commercially available test. Venous thromboembolism
recurred in 100 patients (11 percent). The researchers found that patients without recurrent VTE had...
Blood clots can be treated by injections at home
...farin (an anticoagulant drug) therapy. Recurrent thromboembolism
occurred in 3.8 per cent of the 345 patients in th...arin for initial treatment of patients with venous thromboembolism
and is suitable for treatment at home," concluded Dr. Kearon, who is a physician at Hamilton Health ...
Less expensive anti-clotting medication appears as safe and effective as more expensive treatment
...w-molecular-weight heparin for treatment of venous thromboembolism
(blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or in t...t heparin administered subcutaneously. Recurrent thromboembolism
occurred in 3.8 percent of 345 patients in the unfractionated heparin group and in 3.4 percent of 35...
New guidelines issued for diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism
...delines for the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism
(VTE). Key elements of the diagnosis guideline i...deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. A thromboembolism
occurs when a blood clot, formed at one point in the circulatory system, detaches and obstructs circ...
Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... 200,000 deaths each year in the United States. A thromboembolism
occurs when a blood clot, formed at one point in the circulatory system, detaches and obstructs circulation at another point. A pulmonary embolism occurs when such a clot, usually originating in the deep venous system of the lower extremities, obstr...
Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk
...rench researchers. The blood clots, called venous thromboembolism
(VTE), are only a risk when taking estrogen by mou...r menopausal symptoms." Hormone therapy and venous thromboembolism
among postmenopausal women: impact of the route of estrogen administration and progestogens. The EST...
25,000 needless deaths each year due to failure to tackle blood clots in hospital
...ls lack awareness due to poor education and venous thromboembolism
often occurs after discharge from hospital. Prescribing costs may also be a barrier. The Health Select Committee's report two years ago provided an opportunity to change practice, say the authors. Meanwhile, 25,000 people may have died needlessly e...
Targeted, oral agent Enzastaurin shows favorable results
...itional toxicities observed included ataxia (n=1), thromboembolism
(n=1), anemia (n=1) and dizziness. Based on the encouraging survival and tolerability data gathered thus far, further evaluation of en-zastaurin in NSCLC, as a single agent or in combination, is warranted, said chief investigator for the study, Ger...