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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Lung Ultrasound Can Help Doctors See Other Diseases That Mask as Lethal Clots in Lung

Jan. 31, 2017 — Lung ultrasound can show alternative diagnoses and should be considered when evaluating patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, say ... read more

Changes to Hospital Electronic Health Records Could Improve Care of Patients on Warfarin

Jan. 11, 2017 — Using electronic health records can improve the care patients on warfarin receive after they leave the hospital and eliminate potential confusion among care providers and pharmacists, research ... read more

New Approach to Managing Warfarin Patients Improves Care, Cuts Costs

Jan. 10, 2017 — New performance measures have been developed for patients on warfarin that may save lives and money, report ... read more

Filling Need for Fast, Accurate Assessment of Blood's Ability to Clot

Dec. 5, 2016 — A portable sensor has been developed that can assess the clotting ability of a person’s blood 95 times faster than current methods—using only a single drop of ... read more

Platelet Biomechanics Sheds Light on Coronary Disease

Sep. 28, 2016 — The answer to a 20-year-old physiology question may offer clues for the treatment and prevention of thrombosis and its related conditions, as well as heart ... read more

To Stop the Bleeding, the Platelet Have to 'Die'

Aug. 9, 2016 — Scientists have discovered the mechanism of the platelet programmed cell death, resulting in acceleration of the blood coagulation process by a factor of 1,000 to ... read more

'Fixing' Blood Vessel Cells to Diagnose Blood Clotting Disorders

Aug. 9, 2016 — A new device could monitor blood clot formation and diagnose effectiveness of anti-platelet therapy by microengineering tiny hollow channels lined by chemically 'fixed' human endothelial ... read more

Bio-Engineered Molecule Shows Promise for Quick Control of Bleeding

July 25, 2016 — Hematology researchers have developed a novel genetically engineered clotting factor that can control bleeding in animal models. If the factor proves effective in humans, it may provide a ... read more

Preventive Therapy in Brain-Injured Patients Lowers Risk of Pulmonary Embolism, DVT

July 21, 2016 — People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. But blood-thinning medications started within 72 hours of hospital ... read more

Research Priorities for National Institutes of Health Outlined

July 13, 2016 — An American national initiative aimed to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer ... read more

June 22, 2016 — The main objective of emergency assistance in critical conditions associated with the blockage of blood vessels is to quickly dissolve the clot. To this end, scientists have developed a magnetically ... read more

Depression, Adverse Childhood Events and Sleep Disturbances Linked to Changes in the Immune System

June 20, 2016 — Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research. These changes were observed in a population that already carried a significant burden of ... read more

MicroRNA May Help Control Arterial Thrombosis

June 14, 2016 — A research team has investigated the role of miR-181b in blocking the development of arterial thrombosis. The new findings have implications for heart attacks, stroke and peripheral artery ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Incorrectly folded proteins can cause a variety of diseases. Now researchers have found a solution for preventing this ... read more

May 11, 2016 — New research leads to a screening test for patients on blood thinners to reduce the risk for a blood clot or stroke that's as easy as an in-home diabetes ... read more

Physical Inactivity Increases Risk of Thrombosis

May 3, 2016 — Women with poor physical fitness display significantly higher platelet activation than women with average to very good fitness. Platelet (thrombocyte) activation can lead to the formation of ... read more

Well-Managed Warfarin Therapy Associated With Low Risk of Complications in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Apr. 20, 2016 — The efficacy and safety of well-managed warfarin therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation has been the focus of recent study. Atrial fibrillation is a strong independent risk factor ... read more

Poor Patient Warfarin Knowledge May Increase Risk of Deadly Side Effects

Apr. 15, 2016 — Patients have poor knowledge of warfarin which may increase their risk of serious side effects, according to research. Warfarin is given to patients at increased risk of blood clots from conditions ... read more

New Blood Thinners Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk Without Frequent Monitoring

Apr. 13, 2016 — A new generation of blood thinners can reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, without requiring frequent monitoring and dietary restrictions, report ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — An international team of scientists was able to demonstrate in mouse and patient studies, how magnesium affects the production of blood platelets and that the TRPM7 channel function plays a key role ... read more

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