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2012-04-25 09:52:17

Research: Diagnostic value of single complete compression ultrasonography in pregnant and postpartum women with suspected deep vein thrombosis: prospective study A single ultrasound scan (known as compression ultrasonography) may safely rule out a diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in women during pregnancy or in the first few weeks after giving birth (post-partum period), finds a study published on bmj.com today. During pregnancy the risk of DVT increases, but accurately...

2012-04-24 05:29:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Depression affects approximately 18.8 million Americans on a daily basis. Now researchers might have an explanation as to why this number is so high. It has been shown that depression may be linked to an increased risk of arterial narrowing in the legs and pelvis, a condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD). Experts already are aware that depression is a risk factor for constricted heart arteries; however, its effect on PAD is uncertain. Researchers used...

2012-03-28 00:35:25

Study finds new treatment approach could benefit hundreds of thousands per year Pulmonary embolism -- the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung -- is estimated to cause over 100,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Although thrombolytics, or "clot-buster" drugs, are currently reserved to treat only the most severe cases of pulmonary embolism, new data suggest that when used at lower doses, these drugs are also safe and effective for more common, moderate cases of pulmonary embolism,...

2012-03-26 23:44:00

Simpler regimen should facilitate initial management on outpatient basis A novel oral anti-coagulant outperformed the injected standard therapy on important safety measures for initial and long-term treatment of pulmonary embolism — a blockage of lung blood vessels usually caused by a clot — and showed comparable efficacy, according to data from the EINSTEIN-PE trial presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session,...

2012-03-26 18:48:13

Minimally invasive treatments restore blood flow and improve quality of life for those with PTS, say researchers during March's National Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month Interventional radiology treatments re-establish blood flow in people with chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT), reducing disabling symptoms and improving the quality of life for those afflicted with post-thrombotic syndrome–an under-recognized but frequent long-term complication of DVT. Researchers presented these...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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