Latest Anticoagulants Stories

2012-03-06 10:58:46

Clinicians from the University of Utah report the death of a patient who received a mild brain injury from a ground-level fall while taking the new anticoagulant dabigatran etexilate for non—valve related atrial fibrillation. The authors describe the events that led from a mild traumatic brain injury to the man's death, the largely irreversible dangers of massive hemorrhage from direct thrombin inhibitors such as dabigatran, and the few management options that can be used to counteract...

2012-02-21 06:04:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Patients who are receiving chemotherapy for cancer are at risk for venous thromboembolism.  Now, researchers show how a new treatment may help. In a double blind study the effectiveness and safety of ultra-low-molecular-weight heparin semuloparin was tested in the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors who are just starting to receive chemotherapy. The results showed that venous thromboemeolism occurred...

2012-02-16 11:17:48

For decades, the blood thinner heparin has been used to prevent and treat blood clots. Could it be just as effective in treating cancer? In an editorial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from McMaster University and the University at Buffalo suggest conclusive answers to key questions on the benefits of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for cancer patients remain elusive - despite promising results from large studies. Co-authors of the editorial are...

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