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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.