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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Research Analyzes Impact of Case Volume on Outcomes for DVT Treatment

July 24, 2015 — Patients who have lower extremity proximal deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in their leg, are increasingly undergoing minimally invasive catheter-based clot removal -- also referred to as ... read more

Antibiotic Use and Decrease in INR Levels Among Patients Taking Vitamin K Antagonists

July 21, 2015 — Researchers have found an association between treatment with the antibiotic dicloxacillin and a decrease in international normalized ratio (INR; a measure of blood coagulation) levels among patients ... read more

Testosterone Therapy Not Linked With Blood Clot Disorders in Veins, Study Finds

July 20, 2015 — A new study of more than 30,000 commercially insured men is the first large comparative analysis to show that there is no link between testosterone therapy and blood clots in veins. The study found ... read more

Cure for Flesh-Eating Skin Disease One Step Closer

July 16, 2015 — Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against the flesh-eating tropical skin disease Buruli ulcer, by their discovery that the bacteria causes a blood clot in patients' ... read more

Lower Risk Treatment for Blood Clots 'Empowers' Patients, Improves Care

July 16, 2015 — Emergency department researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine found positive results and cost savings from treating patients with potentially fatal blood clots with rivaroxaban verses ... read more

Benefit of Extending Anticoagulation Therapy Lost After Discontinuation of Therapy

July 7, 2015 — Among patients with a first episode of pulmonary embolism (the obstruction of the pulmonary artery or a branch of it leading to the lungs by a blood clot) who received six months of anticoagulant ... read more

Nanomedicine in the Fight Against Thrombotic Diseases

July 6, 2015 — Ischemic heart disease and stroke caused by thrombus formation are responsible for more than 17 million deaths per year worldwide. Now researchers announce new research that has been covering the use ... read more

Uninterrupted NOAC Therapy During AF Ablation Appears Safe

June 24, 2015 — Uninterrupted treatment with novel oral anticoagulants during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is safe, suggests new research. Continuation of NOAC therapy was not associated with ... read more

Heart Patients Can Stop Blood Thinners When Undergoing Elective Surgery

June 22, 2015 — Patients with atrial fibrillation who stopped taking blood thinners before they had elective surgery had no higher risk of developing blood clots and less risk of major bleeding compared to patients ... read more

Study Could Reduce Unnecessary Cancer Screening

June 22, 2015 — Contrary to expectations, a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis does not improve cancer detection in people with unexplained blood clots in their legs and lungs, a new study has found. The results are ... read more

Abdominal Blood Clots May Indicate Undiagnosed Cancer

June 18, 2015 — A blood clot in an abdominal vein may be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer, new research suggests. The study also suggests that these clots predict poorer survival in patients with liver and ... read more

One in Five Young Venous Thromboembolism Patients Require Psychotropic Drugs Within Five Years

June 14, 2015 — One in five young people who experience a venous thromboembolism (VTE)1 will require psychotropic medication within five years, reveals new research. Young VTE patients were twice as likely to ... read more

Statewide Quality Improvement Program Helps Lower Rates of Trauma Complications

June 10, 2015 — A team of trauma surgeons has reported how data from a statewide quality collaborative helped them reduce the rate of a serious trauma complication by more than half. The researchers examined the ... read more

Novel PET Tracer Narrows in on Life-Threatening Blood Clots

June 8, 2015 — Fatal cardiac events are often preceded by abnormal blood clots, also called thrombosis. Scientists have now developed a molecular imaging technique that could save lives by revealing troublesome ... read more

Arterial Thrombosis: Cloaking of Collagen Frees Up the Flow

June 3, 2015 — Blood clots often form when lipid-rich plaques on the inner surface of arteries rupture and platelets aggregate at the site of injury. Cardiologists have now compared the effects of two new platelet ... read more

Anticoagulant Medications: Newer, Easier to Manage Medications May Not Always Be the Best Choice

May 29, 2015 — If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have ... read more

Low Stent Thrombosis Rates With Primary PCI, Regardless of Antithrombotic Choice

May 21, 2015 — Stent thrombosis following urgent angioplasty for acute heart attack occurred in less than 1 percent of patients in a large, 'real-world' registry, regardless of whether the antithrombotic ... read more

Copd Is Independent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Death, but Not Risk of Stroke

May 20, 2015 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is associated with increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease such as heart failure or a heart attack, as well as diseases not associated ... read more

New Studies Examine the Significant Risk of Life-Threatening Blood Clots in Post-Surgical Lung Cancer Patients

Apr. 28, 2015 — Lung cancer surgery patients are at higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), than previously thought, with elevated risks of ... read more

Revised Guidelines on Reducing Risk, Treatment Options for Thromboembolic Disease in Pregnancy

Apr. 16, 2015 — Advice on preventing and treating venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy, birth and following delivery is outlined in two new revised guidelines. VTE is uncommon in pregnancy or in the first 6 ... read more

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