Tag: "venous" at medical news
VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study
...ing bloodstream infections associated with central venous
catheters, says a survey of more than 500 U.S. hea...terile barrier precautions for inserting a central venous
catheter. This includes sterile gloves and gown, mask, cap, and a large sterile drape Chl...
New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses
...pleen stiffness as a noninvasive measure of portal venous
pressure requires further study. According to Dr. Ehman, many diseases cause the properties of tissue to change and will be likely candidates for diagnosis using MRE in the future. His research team is exploring the use of MRE in detecting breast c...
25,000 needless deaths each year due to failure to tackle blood clots in hospital
...due to the failure to prevent blood clots known as venous
thromboembolisms (VTE) in UK hospitals, say expert...essionals lack awareness due to poor education and venous
thromboembolism often occurs after discharge from hospital. Prescribing costs may also be a barrier....
Liver stiffness indicates portal hypertension
...ortosystemic encephalopathy. Measuring the hepatic venous
pressure gradient (HVPG) is the standard method used to assess portal pressure and predict its complications; however, the procedure is invasive, expensive, and requires technical expertise. In search of another way to assess liver fibrosis and po...
Mayo Clinic research in cardiovascular disease presented at Experimental Biology 2007
...t disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and venous
thrombosis. Normally, when EPCs move into the bloodstream, the body can restore cardiovascular functions that may have gone awry. EPCs are resistant to stress and are capable of repairing the endothelium even under conditions of extreme ischemia (i...
Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk
...mpared rates of CVD (heart attack, angina, stroke, venous
thromboembolism), cancer of reproductive organs (b...ng to French researchers. The blood clots, called venous
thromboembolism (VTE), are only a risk when taking estrogen by mouth. Data from this multicenter ...
New blood thinner studied for patients with leg and lung clots
...as nearly a straight shot to the lungs through the venous
Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... an evidence review for diagnosis and treatment of venous
thromboembolism, a condition that is associated wi... when such a clot, usually originating in the deep venous
system of the lower extremities, obstructs the pulmonary artery or one of its branches, which may re...
New guidelines issued for diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism
...ice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of venous
thromboembolism (VTE). Key elements of the diagn...he diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity deep venous
thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. A thromboembolism occurs when a blood clot, formed at one point...
Bank on a Cure researchers identify pathways mediating myeloma treatment side effects
...to 30% of patients treated with thalidomide suffer venous
thromboembolisms (VTEs), blood clots, as a major complication. The BOAC team looked at genetic differences between patients who suffered from blood clots and those who remained event-free, and identified four gene clusters associated with the VTEs, a...
All intravascular devices pose risk of bloodstream infection to patients, study finds
...st exclusively on patients with short-term central venous
catheters in intensive care units, Dr. Maki says. In the last decade, virtually all progress in control of IVD-related bloodstream infections has been restricted to this relatively small fraction of hospitalized patients. The same strategies need to...
Transfusion-free surgical program reduced use of blood products for all liver transplant patients
... elevated to the same level as antibiotic and deep venous
thrombosis prophylaxis (prevention)."...
VIRTUE clinical trial opens to primary immunodeficiency patients across the U.S.
...rom PI may not be able to use IVIg because of poor venous
access, intolerability or severe adverse effects. Other patients may be too busy or cannot afford to take the time off from work or school to get to an infusion center every three or four weeks. SC, or subcutaneous treatment, may benefit these patien...
Less expensive anti-clotting medication appears as safe and effective as more expensive treatment
...sive low-molecular-weight heparin for treatment of venous
thromboembolism (blood clots in the deep veins of ...e as low-molecular-weight heparin for treatment of venous
thromboembolism. The study was conducted from September 1998 through February 2004 at six universit...
Blood clots can be treated by injections at home
..., low-molecular weight heparin in the treatment of venous
thromboembolism.Traditionally, when unfractionated...ght heparin for initial treatment of patients with venous
thromboembolism and is suitable for treatment at home," concluded Dr. Kearon, who is a physician at ...
Venous thrombosis after travel
...s or train is associated with an increased risk of venous
thrombosis. In a large study (the MEGA study) of n...eling in general was found to increase the risk of venous
thrombosis 2-fold. The risk was highest in the first week after traveling, and the overall risk of f...
Test helps identify patients at low risk for recurring blood clots
... determine whether patients who have experienced a venous
blood clot are at low risk of developing another b...JAMA. Anticoagulant treatment for patients with venous
thromboembolism (VTE - formation of blood clots, often involving the deep veins of the legs or in th...
New insights into the impact of pregnancy on inflammatory arthritis
... single live birth. Samples of peripheral venous
blood were taken from all subjects, most 3 times or more during the course of pregnancy, as well as postpartum, within 3 months of delivery. Levels of cell-free fetal DNA were measured using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction targeting...
Education, retraining reduce catheter-associated infections in ICUs
...ous bloodstream infections associated with central venous
catheters, tubes frequently inserted into major blood vessels in critical care patients. Clinicians use the large tubes to simultaneously administer multiple drugs and fluids. Epidemiologists have identified the catheters as the most common source o...
Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics
...urg in Germanystudied the effects of Pycnogenol on venous
disorders and cramping in two separate studies. T...had experienced normal cramping at some point, had venous
insufficiency, or were athletes who suffer from exercise-induced cramping. The first two weeks of th...
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