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2011-12-15 07:55:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Blood clots are a well-known and serious complication of cancer treatment, and according to a study, 78 percent of the time they occur when a person is out of the hospital. This data is striking because, until now, outpatients had not been systematically studied and previous data gathered on the incidence of blood clots was mostly from hospitalized patients, who tend to be sicker. However, with a shift toward outpatient cancer treatment, future efforts to prevent...

2011-12-13 12:23:27

In a study of nearly 18,000 cancer patients, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers found that when blood clots develop — a well-known and serious complication of cancer treatment — 78 percent of the time they occur when a person is out of the hospital, at home or elsewhere, while on chemotherapy. This data is striking because, until now, outpatients had not been systematically studied and previous data gathered on the incidence of blood clots was mostly from...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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