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D-dimer test may eliminate need for 60% of CT angiograms of the lungs
The use of a D-dimer test as the first step in the diagnosis of blood clots in the lungs could eliminate the need for up to 60% of all CT angiograms of the lungs, says a new study by researchers from the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Honolulu, HI. (2004-06-01)
Harry: The wizard of DVT
Australian traveller's will likely be a part of the study under auspicious of the World Health Organisation to identify ways to minimise the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis during long haul flights. (2005-08-10)
Study shows one anti-rejection drug works better to prevent harmful blood clots in heart transplant patients
The anti-rejection drugs that keep people alive after a heart transplant also increase the threat of potentially fatal blood clots. (2000-01-03)
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
Diuretics, drugs that help lower blood pressure by helping the body to eliminate excess fluid, appear to have an extra weapon against coronary artery disease and stroke, according to a study in this month's Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-02-20)
Men more at risk of recurrent blood clots than women
Men have a 50 percent higher relative risk of suffering from recurrent blood clots after a first episode than women, according to an article in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2006-07-27)
Best anticoagulants after orthopedic procedures depends on type of surgery
Current guidelines do not distinguish between aspirin and more potent blood thinners for protecting against blood clots in patients who undergo major orthopedic operations, leaving the decision up to individual clinicians. (2014-07-17)
Ultrasound waves aid in rapid treatment of DVT
The use of ultrasound waves for deep vein thrombosis may help dissolve blood clots in less time than using clot-busting drugs alone, according to researchers at Emory University. (2008-11-23)
Kin of people with heart disease have tangled clots
Close relatives of people with severe heart disease form abnormally dense and tangled-meshed-like blood clots, making them more prone to clogged arteries, according to the first study of its kind, reported in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2002-09-23)
High Amino Acid Levels Combined With Genetic Disorder Increases Relative Risk Of Vein Clots
Men with high blood levels of an amino acid called homocysteine and a hereditary blood clotting disorder called Factor V Leiden have a far greater relative risk of forming potentially life-threatening blood clots in leg veins that can travel to the lungsthan men who have neither or either condition (1997-04-01)
Discovery could lead to anti-clotting drugs with less risk of bleeding
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a molecular switch that causes small, beneficial clots that stop bleeding to enlarge further during wound healing. (2013-10-28)
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
Potentially deadly blood clots are being missed in children, and more research and awareness is needed in the medical community, according to a researcher from the University of Alberta. (2005-04-15)
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
Newer imaging technologies allow physicians to visualize more of the arteries in the lungs, including detecting small blood clots not previously seen, but seeing more may have little impact on the patient's outcome, a new study suggests. (2005-04-04)
Clot-busters, caught on tape
Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles have been showing promise in recent years as a non-invasive way to break up dangerous blood clots. (2013-12-13)
Antifibrinolytic drugs reduce blood loss during cardiac surgery
The amount of blood loss that occurs during major complex surgery is limited by the body's ability to form blood clots. (2007-10-16)
Study gets measure of how best to prevent blood clots
Treating hospital patients with thigh-length surgical stockings, rather than knee-high socks, can reduce life threatening blood clots, a new study suggests. (2010-09-20)
New treatment more effective at reducing blood clots in brain-injured patients, MU surgeons find
Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that a new protocol that uses preventive blood-thinning medication in the treatment of patients with traumatic brain injuries reduces the risk of patients developing life-threatening blood clots without increasing the risk of bleeding inside the brain. (2013-11-18)
Fewer than 1 in 5 patients receive treatment to prevent life-threatening blood clots
Fewer than 1 in 5 patients received post-discharge therapy to prevent life-threatening blood clots -- venous thrombosis -- after hip- or knee-replacement surgery, report Rahme and colleagues in a retrospective cohort study. (2008-06-02)
7 simple lifestyle steps may decrease risk of blood clots
Blood clots in the legs or lungs (deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) kill an American about every 5 minutes. (2013-05-02)
Chemotherapy with bevacizumab increases risk of blood clots in arteries
Treatment with chemotherapy and bevacizumab, an anticancer drug, is associated with a greater risk of blood clots in patients' arteries compared with treatment with chemotherapy only, according to a study published online Aug. (2007-08-07)
New ultrasound 'drill' targets deep vein blood clots
Researchers have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound to break down blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis. (2017-06-14)
'Jailbreak' bacteria can trigger heart disease
Plaque-causing bacteria can jailbreak from the mouth into the bloodstream and increase your risk of heart attack says a scientist at the Society for General Microbiology's autumn meeting in Nottingham. (2010-09-05)
HRT tablets associated with increased risk of blood clots
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) tablets are associated with a higher risk of rare but serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE), finds a large study in The BMJ today. (2019-01-09)
HRT tablets increase risk of blood clots in women
Women who use certain types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at a higher risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots, new research has confirmed. (2019-01-09)
Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, July 17, 2001
1). ACE Inhibitors Appear to Slow Kidney Disease Regardless of Cause 2). (2001-07-16)
Reasons for severe bleeding in hemophilia revealed
New insights into what causes uncontrollable bleeding in hemophilia patients are provided in a study published by Cell Press on November 20th in the Biophysical Journal. (2012-11-20)
Tiny blood vessels in brain spit to survive
Scientists at Northwestern University have discovered capillaries have a unique method of expelling debris, such as blood clots, cholesterol or calcium plaque, that blocks the flow of essential nutrients to brain cells. (2010-05-26)
New statement offers advice on treating dangerous, deep blood clots
More than 250,000 Americans are hospitalized yearly because of blood clots that form in veins deep inside the body. (2011-03-21)
In surprise finding, blood clots absorb bacterial toxin
Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers at UC Davis, have found. (2013-12-09)
Blood-thinning drugs need closer monitoring
Natalie Oake and colleagues report on a meta-analysis of studies that recorded hemorrhages and thromboembolic -- blood clot -- events in patients taking blood-thinners. (2007-05-21)
'Super' aspirin and clot buster drug may help heart attack victims avoid surgery
Two clot-thinning drugs may be better than one for treating heart attacks, according to results of new study that appears in today's Circulation:Journal of the American Heart Association. (1999-06-01)
International research team reports major findings in prevention and treatment of blood clots
A worldwide research consortium that includes the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has proven that a new drug is more effective and easier to use than current medicines in the prevention of blood clots following hip replacement surgery. (2011-01-11)
Dental plaque bacteria may trigger blood clots
Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. (2012-03-25)
Supramolecular architecture explains the incredible strength of fibrin blood clots
A new study unlocks the previously unknown structural features that underlie the incredible elastic resilience of fibrin, the main protein in blood clots. (2010-05-18)
Lack of standard dosage for blood thinners can lead to bleeding during bariatric surgery
Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery. (2019-01-09)
Infection linked to dangerous blood clots in veins and lungs, U-M study shows
Obesity, smoking and diabetes are among the most common risk factors linked to blood clots. (2012-04-03)
Bacteria make the artificial blood vessels of the future
The cellulose produced by bacteria could be used for artificial blood vessels in the future as it carries a lower risk of blood clots than the synthetic materials currently used for bypass operations, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2009-12-22)
There's no place like home: study finds home care effective for patients with blood clots
Study finds that patients with low-risk blood clots may be better off receiving treatment at home versus being admitted to the hospital. (2018-08-16)
Stents combined with clot-busting drugs effective in limiting impact of deadly form of stroke
A small but promising study suggests that coupling the insertion of stents with injections of clot-busting tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) directly into blocked blood vessels that serve the brain is an effective way to either prevent or limit the damage from acute vertebrobasilar ischemic stroke, according to a team from Johns Hopkins. (2003-11-11)
Blood clots and artery blockage more likely during IVF pregnancies
In vitro fertilization is associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) and venous thromboembolism (blood clots) during the first trimester of pregnancy, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. (2013-01-15)
Migraine linked to blood clots in veins
People with migraines may also be more likely to develop blood clots in their veins, according to a study published in the Sept. (2008-09-15)
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