Navigation Links
Blood Clot Risk for Outpatients Needs More Attention: Study
Date:4/27/2012

FRIDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- People undergoing outpatient surgery should be warned about their risk for dangerous blood clots, according to a new study that finds the risk is higher among groups including, but not limited to, those who are older or obese.

The University of Michigan researchers found that one in 84 patients considered high-risk suffers a blood clot after outpatient surgery. More than 60 percent of operations are currently performed as outpatient procedures, according to background information in a university new release.

"Outpatient surgery now includes a greater variety of procedures, from plastic surgery to cancer operations and orthopedic surgery, and not all patients are young, healthy individuals," lead study author Dr. Christopher Pannucci, a University of Michigan plastic surgeon, said in the news release. "These data are in stark contrast to provider and patient expectations that outpatient surgery is a low-risk event."

The researchers looked at more than 200,000 outpatient surgeries across the United States, and found that most patients had more than one risk factor for developing a clot, known as a venous thromboembolism. These clots form in the veins (deep vein thrombosis or DVT) and can be deadly if they travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism).

The study, published online April 13 in Annals of Surgery, concluded that improved patient screening is needed to prevent these dangerous blood clots. Factors to consider include:

  • Age
  • Surgery length
  • Current pregnancy
  • Active cancer
  • Type of surgical procedure

The researchers, who have created a tool that clinicians can use to measure a patient's risk for blood clot following outpatient surgery, said their findings could help improve how patients are informed about their surgical risks.

More information

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has more about the treatment and prevention of blood clots.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: University of Michigan Health System, news release, April 24, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Stopping Blood Thinners Raises Stroke Risk for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat
2. Nano-devices that cross blood-brain barrier open door to treatment of cerebral palsy
3. Additional blood pressure screening may reduce incidence of CVD events and death by up to 3 percent
4. Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
5. Diabetes Groups Issue New Guidelines on Blood Sugar
6. Naturopathic care can improve blood sugar, mood in diabetes
7. Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression
8. Changes in gene expression may help explain high blood pressure in pregnancy
9. High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks
10. Certain Birth Control Pills May Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk: FDA
11. Common Blood Pressure Drug Safe for Heart Failure: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Blood Clot Risk for Outpatients Needs More Attention: Study
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... May 28, 2017 , ... Florida Pain ... announce that Sheldon K. Cho, MD, has joined its Winter Haven practice. ... concentrates on minimally invasive techniques to treat and manage many types of pain. ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2017 , ... From May ... and Oticon. The three-day event was held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel in ... the hearing brand and network of independent hearing healthcare providers to help them stay ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... new educational seminar to focus on current legislative activity and the latest regulatory ... at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and will continue through Monday, Sept. 11, ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... first ever copper, antimicrobial, mesh back 24/7 task chair specifically designed for clinical ... “We are thrilled to partner with Cupron® to provide customers with a ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Rob Lowe ... An upcoming production of the series is on hiking in American. Viewers can reconnect ... of the great benefits of hiking. , Many consumers have looked for an inventive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/8/2017)... MACRA replaces the outdated sustainable growth ... reimbursement. Black Book Research crowdsource-surveyed 8,845 physician practices from ... Market for MIPS Compliance Technology is Booming ... 3 or more clinicians seek to buy Merit-Based Incentive ... magnitude of the changes, the hunt is on for ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... --  Provista , a proven leader in the supply chain ... Jim Cunniff as the company,s new president and ... to Provista, including most recently serving as the president and ... . He assumed his new role with Provista on May ... Provista," says Jody Hatcher , president, Sourcing and Collaboration ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... 5, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), has ... square feet to its Welch Allyn campus. ... to bring more than 100 new jobs to ... has maintained a significant presence for more than 100 ... positions, a large portion of which will be R&D ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: