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2011-08-31 20:24:25

Study of metabolites reveals health implications from small molecules Researchers have undertaken the most comprehensive investigation of genetic variance in human metabolism and discovered new insights into a range of common diseases. Their work has revealed 37 new variants that are associated with concentrations of metabolites in the blood. Many of these match variants associated with diseases such as chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and blood clotting. The team conducted the...

2011-08-30 12:28:35

Results from the Bern-Rotterdam cohort study Results of the independently-funded Bern-Rotterdam cohort study provide robust evidence of an "important" reduction in overall and very late stent thrombosis. The reduction in incidence was found when a newer generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) was compared with early generation drug-eluting stents (DES) at long-term follow-up. "The near elimination of stent thrombosis observed between one and four years after implantation shows that...

2011-08-30 12:25:37

More likely to have complications from orthopedic surgery Thrombotic (clotting) and bleeding events are complications that may occur after surgery. With the aging population in the western world, there are more patients undergoing orthopedic surgery than ever before. This makes understanding the risk of complications from orthopedic surgery exceedingly important. However, there is a lack of data investigating the incidence of thrombotic and bleeding complications in orthopedic surgery....

2011-08-17 23:59:15

Patients with clinically diagnosed superficial vein thrombosis (SVT), a blood clot in the veins just beneath the skin that commonly resolves on its own without treatment, are four to six times more likely to develop venous thromboembolism (VTE), a dangerous, often life-threatening condition, according to study results published today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Recent studies have shown that patients diagnosed with SVT using ultrasound to confirm the...

2011-08-17 13:30:11

A new risk prediction tool can identify patients at high risk of serious blood clots who might need preventative treatment, according to a study published on bmj.com. The tool, which can be found at www.qthrombosis.org, is based on simple variables which the patient is likely to know and could be easily integrated into GP computer systems to risk assess patients prior to hospital admission, long haul flights, or starting medications that carry an increased clotting risk. The condition, known...

2011-08-12 06:54:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Siblings of those who have been hospitalized with potentially lethal blood clots in the legs or pelvis are more likely to also suffer the disorder than those with healthy siblings, according to this study. The Swedish study is the first to show a direct correlation between venous thromboembolism (VTE) and family risk in a nationwide setting, sorted by age and gender. VTE consists of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which typically involves blood clots that form in the deep...

2011-08-10 22:23:42

A pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service improves the coordination of care from the hospital to an outpatient clinic for patients treated with the anticoagulant drug warfarin, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. The study, published online today in the July/August issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, found that the transition of care directed by the anticoagulation service was seamless in more than 70 percent of patients treated and risk of bleeding and thrombosis declined by...

2011-08-09 00:00:28

Leading U.S. air ambulance AirMed International recently completed a complicated 26-hour transport from central Asia to the United States to save a young man suffering from a widely undiagnosed and potentially fatal condition. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Leading U.S. air ambulance company AirMed International excels in international life-saving flights and recently completed a 26 hour transport from central Asia to the United States to save a young man suffering from a...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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