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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...

2011-11-08 06:47:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Drospirenone-containing oral birth control pills are linked to a significantly higher risk of blood clots, both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, according to this study. All oral contraceptives are associated with a higher risk of blood clots, but there is conflicting information about the risk of adverse events with drospirenone. Many previous studies have evaluated risks of second- and third-generation contraceptives, which both contain derivatives...

2011-11-07 16:50:40

The use of drospirenone-containing oral birth control pills is linked to a significantly higher risk of blood clots, both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. All oral contraceptives are associated with a higher risk of blood clots, but there is conflicting information about the risk of adverse events with drospirenone. Many previous studies have evaluated risks of second- and third-generation contraceptives,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.