Navigation Links
Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery
Date:7/15/2014

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most children who have spinal surgery don't require anti-clotting drugs because blood clots occur so rarely in these procedures, a new study says.

Instead of the risky and costly blood-thinning drugs, close monitoring after surgery is enough for most of these patients, according to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers.

Anti-clotting drugs should be considered only for young spinal surgery patients who are at increased risk for blood clots, the study authors said. These include those older than 18, kids with spinal curvatures present at birth, and those with spinal curvatures that are part of an overall condition and accompanied by other health problems that may interfere with normal blood clotting.

The researchers analyzed the outcomes of nearly 22,000 children across the United States who had spinal fusion surgery between 2001 and 2010. This is the most common type of spinal surgery in children and adults. It's most frequently used to treat spinal fracture and curvature of the spine, the study authors said.

Overall, blood clots occurred in 21 of every 10,000 surgeries and no patients died because of a blood clot. Certain subgroups of patients were at higher risk for blood clots than others. The findings were published online July 15 in the journal Spine.

Clotting risk in children is poorly understood, resulting in a lack of treatment guidelines, the researchers noted.

"Our findings should help clinicians weigh the pros and cons of pre-emptive treatment and focus on those who stand to benefit the most," senior investigator Dr. Paul Sponseller, chief of pediatric orthopedics, said in a Hopkins news release.

"Most children undergoing spine surgeries should be perfectly safe without medication. Treatment should be reserved for the handful of patients who have a real risk of developing dangerous clots," he said. "In these patients, the benefits of treatment far
'/>"/>

Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study
2. Normalizing tumor blood vessels improves delivery of only the smallest nanomedicines
3. Common Blood Pressure Drug Safe for Heart Failure: Study
4. Certain Birth Control Pills May Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk: FDA
5. High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks
6. Changes in gene expression may help explain high blood pressure in pregnancy
7. Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression
8. Naturopathic care can improve blood sugar, mood in diabetes
9. Diabetes Groups Issue New Guidelines on Blood Sugar
10. Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
11. Additional blood pressure screening may reduce incidence of CVD events and death by up to 3 percent
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery 
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... extend and improve the lives of patients, according to a newly published report. ... to read the full article. , The authors of the new paper ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... Pro X . Each preset contains 15 seconds of unique footage that users can ... that rise, fall, zoom, attract and more. Users can customize color, brightness, scale, speed, ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... allows the company to freely market and sell Arterosil and Arterosil HP, and ... Health Sciences, LLC (DHS) sued Vascular Health Sciences, LLC (VHS) in the United ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Approximately 2,000 United Methodists ... celebrate children helping children, a thank you to the many creative and generous ... to the United Methodist initiative to end malaria deaths. , The Columbus Zoo ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... For Dallas, the time ... part with their subsidiary USPI Tenet Health. , The American Heart Association hosts their ... and stroke. They believe that together, a difference can be made. Walkers can participate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Top Mesothelioma Researchers Highlight Targeted Therapies in New Report, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:FCPX Effects Developer, Pixel Film Studios, Releases ProDrop Particles. 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 3Health News:North Central Surgical Center’s Subsidiary Participates in Walk 2
... &,Johnson will participate in the 28th Annual Cowen ... at the Boston Marriott Copley Place,Hotel in Boston, ... the Company in a session scheduled at 11:00,a.m. ... to investors and other interested parties,by accessing the ...
... of evidence suggests the medications speed tumor growth, shorten ... a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel meets ... use in cancer patients suffering from anemia, the question ... , According to FDA briefing documents filed this week, ...
... 800% heading into spring, PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., March ... falling apart. Due to unemployment, foreclosures and gas at,an ... their wallets.,People are becoming more and more apprehensive about ... programs. Consumers are,having a tough time trying to justify ...
... Big at Arnold Classic; Says ... -, PHOENIX, March 13 NutraCea (OTC Bulletin,Board: ... nutrient,research and technology announced today that champion powerlifter Mike,Bridges, ... with a squat lift of 716 pounds in the ...
... for ... remote workforce, ... health insurance organization, sought a trusted,method to enable secure enterprise ... Universa selected Entrust,Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU ) and the Entrust ...
... eScriptMessenger Eases Compliance with Upcoming Federal Mandates, ... the leading provider,of next generation healthcare connectivity ... has selected Kryptiq,s eScriptMessenger(TM),(eSM) as its enterprise ... to date, will enable BMC prescribers to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:FDA Panel Weighs Safety of Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients 2Health News:FDA Panel Weighs Safety of Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients 3Health News:Lose Weight This Spring With Portion Control Diet Tool 2Health News:New World Record Holder in Powerlifting Credits NutraCea's Unique Rice-Bran-derived Product as his 'Secret Weapon' 2Health News:New World Record Holder in Powerlifting Credits NutraCea's Unique Rice-Bran-derived Product as his 'Secret Weapon' 3Health News:New World Record Holder in Powerlifting Credits NutraCea's Unique Rice-Bran-derived Product as his 'Secret Weapon' 4Health News:Enabling the Mobile Workforce ... Entrust Deploys Strong Authentication for German Health Insurance Expert 2Health News:Enabling the Mobile Workforce ... Entrust Deploys Strong Authentication for German Health Insurance Expert 3Health News:Boston Medical Center Meets Prescription Challenges With Kryptiq ePrescribing Solution 2Health News:Boston Medical Center Meets Prescription Challenges With Kryptiq ePrescribing Solution 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... 28, 2015  Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: ... the acquisition of leading OTC brands from GSK in ... transaction is a clear demonstration of Perrigo,s unique ability ... distribution network spanning 36 countries.  Perrigo ... commented, "We are excited to complete this transaction, which ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Massachusetts y LONDRES, 28 de agosto ... AEX: PHIA) anunció hoy su participación en el  ... exhibirá sus soluciones cardiológicas más recientes y novedosas, ... Cardiovascular, que conectan a las personas y la ... de ayudar a diagnosticar, guiar los tratamientos y ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX ) announced ... upcoming healthcare conferences.  , James ... the Rodman & Renshaw Investment Conference on Thursday, September ... being held at the St. Regis Hotel in ... webcast of the presentation will be available by accessing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 4Philips presenta nuevas soluciones cardiológicas integradas para desarrollar procedimientos menos invasivos 2Philips presenta nuevas soluciones cardiológicas integradas para desarrollar procedimientos menos invasivos 3Philips presenta nuevas soluciones cardiológicas integradas para desarrollar procedimientos menos invasivos 4Philips presenta nuevas soluciones cardiológicas integradas para desarrollar procedimientos menos invasivos 5DURECT to Participate in Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 2
... , ALLEGAN, Mich., Nov. 19 Perrigo Company ... and CEO Joseph C. Papa will present at the Sidoti ... (EST) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. ... supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes OTC and prescription pharmaceuticals, ...
... Nov. 19 Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH ), ... (PHP(TM)) System, a minimally invasive drug delivery platform for the ... on the Company,s recent progress. , "Since we last communicated ... many significant milestones as we move into the first regulatory ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Delcath Systems Reports Substantial Progress 2Delcath Systems Reports Substantial Progress 3Delcath Systems Reports Substantial Progress 4
9 mm diameter pigtail curved blunt probes. Stainless steel. Round knurled handle with polished finish. Includes pre-cut polyethylene tubes. Overall length: 5.9 inches....
The Novus 2000 argon laser combines power, size, and versatility. Ideal for the office, clinic and operating room environments, Novus 2000 is the world's most widely accepted ophthalmic laser....
Practice-oriented ophthalmic laser systems for photodisruption....
... determining color vision abnormalities and testing color ... applied to many psychological and industrial color ... trays containing a total of 85 removable ... variation on one side and are numbered ...
Medicine Products: