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2011-06-07 15:09:12

Greater risk of blood clots and mortality following hip or knee arthroplasty Patients who undergo elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty at hospitals with lower surgical volume had a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure. The complications following joint replacement surgery at low-volume sites may be reduced by modifying systems and procedures used before and after surgery according to the findings published today in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a...

2011-05-21 00:01:22

The US Drug Watchdog is intensifying its initiative to inform all US women about potentially severe side effects such as severe gallbladder issues, blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, or other extremely serious medical issues associated with the use of the very popular birth control pills called Yaz, or Yasmin. The group is saying, "Millions of young women have used the Yaz, or Yasmin birth control pills, and we do not think they understand the potentially serious medical side effects. We...

2011-04-21 17:31:00

WAYNE, N.J., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is aware of two studies published today in The British Medical Journal, ONLINE FIRST. These papers are "Risk of venous thromboembolism in users of oral contraceptives containing drospirenone or levonorgestrel: nested case-control study based on UK General Practice Research Database" by Lianne Parkin et al(1); and "Risk of non-fatal venous thromboembolism in women using oral contraceptives containing...

2011-04-19 12:18:12

An expensive blood-clotting drug that is intended only for hemophilia patients is being used in hospitals predominantly to treat patients without this disorder, despite evidence suggesting that it could harm them, according to a pair of studies from the Stanford University School of Medicine. In fact, the studies estimate that only 4 percent of the powerful drug's use in U.S. hospitals from 2000 through 2008 was for treating hemophilia patients, while an enormous 96 percent involved cases of...

2011-03-25 09:49:00

WAYNE, N.J., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that interim results from a large, prospective, observational cohort safety study offer insights into the increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots, which is a well-established risk in women who use combination oral contraceptives (COCs), also known as "the Pill". Specifically, the new data provides healthcare providers with information regarding when the VTE risk...

2011-03-21 15:00:00

Statement highlights: - More than 250,000 Americans are hospitalized yearly because of blood clots that form in veins deep inside the body. - A new American Heart Association statement gives doctors guidance on diagnosing and treating these potentially deadly blockages. DALLAS, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors are encouraged to consider therapies in addition to blood thinners to treat certain patients with potentially dangerous blood clots that form in the deep veins and...

2011-03-03 12:48:00

Educating Women and their families about the Dangers of Blood Clots or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Can Save Lives. March is DVT Month. LAKEWOOD, Col., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year between 100,000-180,000 Americans die as the result of pulmonary embolism, a complication from blood clots in the lungs. The Vascular Disease Foundation urges Americans, especially women, to learn about the risks of venous blood clots to help prevent these deaths. While men and women are at...

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2011-02-03 12:28:00

For almost two decades, cardiologists have searched for ways to see dangerous blood clots before they cause heart attacks.Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report that they have designed nanoparticles that find clots and make them visible to a new kind of X-ray technology.According to Gregory Lanza, MD, PhD, a Washington University cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, these nanoparticles will take the guesswork out of deciding whether a person coming...

2011-01-11 15:13:00

A worldwide research consortium that includes the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has proven that a new drug is more effective and easier to use than current medicines in the prevention of blood clots following hip replacement surgery. The results reveal a better way to prevent the formation of blood clots in the deep veins of the legs "“ a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The blood clots become life-threatening pulmonary embolisms (PE) when they break free...

2010-12-06 12:12:58

The latest advances in the treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders will be presented today at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, focusing on venous thrombeombolism (VTE), a potentially life-threatening disorder in which abnormal blood clots form in the veins and restrict the flow of blood. New studies examine risk-prediction models and cutting-edge treatment options for patients with VTE. "This innovative research is the driving force behind the advancements...