My young patient was dying as a blood clot under the cover of her brain accumulated and began compressing the fragile tissue within her skull. She needed surgery to remove the clot that would save her life. As the team pushed her from CT scanner to the operating room, it was soon realized labs were […]
Johns Hopkins researchers say their review of 128 medical case histories suggests that financial penalties imposed on Maryland hospitals based solely on the total number of patients who suffer blood clots in the lung or leg fail to account for clots that occur despite the consistent and proper use of the best preventive therapies.
Patients who have lower extremity proximal deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in their leg, are increasingly undergoing minimally invasive catheter-based clot removal -- also referred to as catheter-directed thrombolysis -- rather than solely being treated with traditional blood-thinning medications. Show More Summary
Finding was based on data from more than 30,000 American men, 40 and older
Westfield founder Frank Lowy suffered blood clot on brain after A-League podium fall.
A new study of more than 30,000 commercially insured men is the first large comparative analysis to show that there is no link between testosterone therapy and blood clots in veins. The study found that middle-aged and older men who receive testosterone therapy are not at increased risk of this illness.
Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against the flesh-eating tropical skin disease Buruli ulcer, by their discovery that the bacteria causes a blood clot in patients' skin, similar to those that cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Show More Summary
Indiana University School of Medicine emergency room physicians compared treatment between rivaroxaban and warfarin for deep vein thrombosis or pumonary embolism and found advantages for the patient and improved outcomes from rivaroxaban.
Among patients with a first episode of pulmonary embolism (the obstruction of the pulmonary artery or a branch of it leading to the lungs by a blood clot) who received 6 months of anticoagulant treatment, an additional 18 months of treatment...Show More Summary
Pro-life OB/GYNs insist that an over the counter birth control puts women at risk of dangerous blood clots. Another doctor says they’re missing the point.
Updated stroke treatment recommendations include using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots from large arteries in select patients. Clot-busting medication -- tPA -- continues to be the gold standard for treating clot-caused stroke. Show More Summary
New guidelines issued Monday recommend that doctors use a device that can grab and remove blood clots when certain people experience strokes, along with a clot-dissolving drug that is currently the best treatment for such life-threatening blockages of blood flow to the brain.Read full article >>
Post by Stephanie Booth. Imagine looking down, and seeing blood clots the size of your fist soaking through your clothes. AND an entire roll of paper towels. AND the seat of your car. Terrifying? Yep, and it happened to a Colorado woman...Show More Summary
Blood clots can be lifesavers when they form outside the bloodstream to stop bleeding from an injury. But they can wreak havoc when they form inside the bloodstream. A blood clot in a coronary artery can cause a heart attack. One in the brain can cause a stroke. Show More Summary
Post by Stephanie Booth. Imagine looking down, and seeing blood clots the size of your fist soaking through your clothes. AND an entire roll of paper towels. AND the seat of your car. Terrifying? Yep, and it happened to a Colorado woman who a. Show More Summary
In London, 30-year-old Natasha Adams has suffered 16 miscarriages over the last seven years. At the age of 22, she delivered a stillborn baby and found out that she had an issue with blood clotting, which caused her own cells to attack her unborn baby. However, earlier this month she delivered a healthy baby boy […]
Contrary to expectations, a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis does not improve cancer detection in people with unexplained blood clots in their legs and lungs, a new study has found. The results are expected to improve patient care and reduce screening costs around the world.
tients with atrial fibrillation who stopped taking blood thinners before they had elective surgery had no higher risk of developing blood clots and less risk of major bleeding compared to patients who were given a "bridge" therapy, according to research led by Duke Medicine.
Damn near every team in the NBA experienced terrible health-related luck during the 2014-15 season, none less timely than Chris Bosh’s season-ending blood clot that effectively ended what could’ ve been a promising playoff run for the...Show More Summary
A blood clot in an abdominal vein may be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer, new research suggests. The study also suggests that these clots predict poorer survival in patients with liver and pancreatic cancer.