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2014-06-16 04:21:39

IMPACT Dx(TM) Combined Function System Will Also Be Available in the European Union SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agena Bioscience, Inc., which recently acquired the Bioscience business of Sequenom, Inc., was notified today by Sequenom, Inc. that it received premarket clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the IMPACT Dx(TM) Factor V Leiden and Factor II Genotyping Test and the IMPACT Dx(TM) System. The IMPACT Dx(TM) Factor V Leiden and Factor II...

Gene Offers New Clues To Treatments For Deep-vein Thrombosis
2013-05-08 09:16:22

Penn State University A gene associated with both protection against bacterial infection and excessive blood clotting could offer new insights into treatment strategies for deep-vein thrombosis -- the formation of a harmful clot in a deep vein. The gene produces an enzyme that, if inhibited via a specific drug therapy, could offer hope to patients prone to deep-vein clots, such as those that sometimes form in the legs during lengthy airplane flights or during recuperation after major...

2011-07-05 19:49:54

Dr. Stef Kaandorp, from the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, said that his group's research was the first to look at time to natural conception in women with RM, and that its results would help health professionals to advise and treat patients appropriately. In a subset of the ALIFE study, which investigated the effect of aspirin alone or combined with low-molecular-weight heparin, compared to placebo, on the live birth rate in women with...

2011-06-06 19:39:49

Back in the mid 19th century, a French doctor, Armand Trousseau, discovered a connection between cancer and thrombosis "“ the formation of often dangerous blood clots that can lead to venous occlusion. Today it is known that cancer and its treatment change blood flow properties and thus promote the formation of clots. However, clots do not only occur as a side effect and consequence of cancer, but, vice versa, an increased blood clotting tendency may also be associated with an elevated...

2011-04-29 13:40:52

Being tall and obese may increase your risk for potentially dangerous blood clots, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association. Obesity is a well-known risk factor for clots in deep veins (usually in the legs) and for pulmonary embolism, a clot in blood vessels of the lungs that can result in sudden death or strain on the heart. Together, the two conditions are called venous thromboembolism (VTE). Compared with...

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...

2010-09-14 09:33:00

Arming Healthcare Professionals to Stop the Clot® TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is making available an easily accessible, no-cost online curriculum for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists to help increase understanding about the diagnosis and treatment of blood clots and blood clotting disorders. Access to the curriculum, entitled Stop The Clot®: What Every...

2010-06-16 14:00:44

Research published this week in PLoS Medicine finds that pregnant women with an inherited condition that makes them more likely to form blood clots only face a small increase in the risk that they might have a miscarriage or stillbirth. The findings also show that there is no significant association between this condition, known as inherited thrombophilia, and placenta-related problems in pregnancy, suggesting that the prescription of drugs to women with thrombophilia to prevent these...

2009-06-16 15:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that genetic testing for two gene mutations in adults with a history of blood clots helps to prevent a condition known as deep-vein thrombosis or to improve other clinical outcomes. The report, a summary of which will be published in the June 17 issue of JAMA, also failed to find any benefit from genetic testing of family...

2009-06-03 06:00:00

On-Demand Test for Genetic Risk of Thrombosis Improves Time-to-Result over Current Molecular Tests SUNNYVALE, Calif. and BEDFORD, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) and Instrumentation Laboratory today announced that Health Canada has issued Cepheid a medical device license for its Xpert HemosIL FII & FV test. The test detects Factor II (FII) and Factor V Leiden (FV) genetic variations associated with thrombophilia, an increased risk of blood clots...


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