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2013-05-06 16:26:37

Research adds to the growing body of evidence of neutrophils' role in dangerous blood clots BOSTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It takes more than platelets, thrombin and fibrin to build a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Increasingly, researchers are recognizing that neutrophils--cells better known for their role in immune defense--play an active role in DVT formation by releasing platelet-catching nets made of chromatin, a tightly-wound mix of DNA and associated proteins....

2013-05-02 23:25:19

More than 1,000 NuvaRing Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Alleged Victims of NuvaRing Side Effects, Including Heart Attacks, Blood Clots and Strokes, are Currently Pending in the Federal NuvaRing Litigation. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced medical device injury law firm representing numerous women in NuvaRing lawsuits, notes that the federal judge overseeing the federal NuvaRing Lawsuit litigation in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri...

2013-04-19 17:47:50

Inferior vena cava filter placement One venous puncture, rather than two, is a safe and effective approach to intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement in critically-ill patients, a new study shows. Inferior vena cava filter placement is done to prevent or treat pulmonary emboli or deep venous thrombosis. "The majority of institutions use a dual venous puncture technique, while we use a single venous puncture technique," said Dr. Andrew Gunn, of Massachusetts...

2013-04-18 08:32:08

Silicon BioDevices 'Lab-in-the-Hand' Previewed at 45th Annual Oak Ridge Conference BALTIMORE, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon BioDevices, based in Berkeley, Calif., today presented the results of a pivotal benchmark study of its digital handheld device for high-sensitivity measure­ment of cardiac troponin-I, a protein found in the heart muscle used to identify heart tissue dam­age in patients suspected of having a heart attack. The study showed that the totally...

2013-04-04 08:28:21

PLANO, Texas, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing our commitment to provide best-in-class medical devices for the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism (PE), Argon Medical Devices, Inc. takes another step forward with the launch of the Option(TM)ELITE Retrievable Vena Cava Filter. The OptionELITE IVC Filter, designed by Rex Medical, LP, provides the clinician with the same safe and trusted design now enhanced for ease of delivery and retrievability. "Safety and retrievability are...

2013-04-02 12:31:28

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly identified pregnancy-related events, such as stillbirth or pre-term birth, may dramatically increase a woman's risk of developing a potentially deadly blood clot immediately after pregnancy, according to the results of a large, population-based study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Venous thromboembolism, or VTE, is a clotting disorder that includes both deep-vein thrombosis...

2013-03-27 16:27:14

BOSTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with DVT Awareness Month, the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) will host its Signature Event tomorrow night, March 28, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental in downtown Boston. At this event, NATF will recognize Melanie Bloom for her Decade of Dedication to raising awareness of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Ten years ago, Melanie Bloom embarked on a campaign to raise awareness of DVT, following the sudden death of her husband, NBC News...

2013-03-27 12:24:08

Reducing the Incidence of Bleeding is One of the Greatest Unmet Needs in the Treatment and Secondary Prophylaxis of Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that clinical data and the opinions of interviewed thought leaders indicate that there is little to...

2013-03-21 08:30:38

National Patient Spokesperson Melanie Bloom Commemorates Significant Achievements to Raise Awareness of DVT and Potentially Fatal Complication, Pulmonary Embolism NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) marks the 10-year anniversary of its formation this year, celebrating numerous milestones that have helped to raise national awareness of DVT and its potentially fatal combination, pulmonary embolism (PE). (Logo:...

2013-03-20 23:03:42

The Drug Resource Center is the premiere source for information on prescription drug warnings, side effects and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugRisk.com. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 The birth control safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are alerting women who have taken the oral contraceptives Yaz or Yasmin of new information on the site showing drug maker Bayer has informed investors that it will continue settling certain new claims over patient blood clots. “DrugRisk was...