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:3/2/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... Publisher of Idoll Magazine, a medium for the model ... patrons can find, and buy Mango, Passion Fruit, Pink ... Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, after 1pm. , At a ... Cosmetics has recently came under fire by announcing the ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Robins & Morton Celebrates ... with Women in Construction Week (March 1-7, sponsored by ... and National Women’s History Month, Robins & Morton is ... the company and the construction industry as a whole. ... the dozens of roles in between, each woman has ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), ... health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, ... Providers.” The white paper by WEDI’s ICD-10 Testing Subworkgroup ... testing by focusing on primary considerations and steps for ... October 1, 2015 implementation date. Download the white ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... kicks off March 2–8 and will provide opportunities for people ... find new ways to help people with MS live their ... recognize progress made and to inspire others to join the ... , Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 02, 2015 Four Seasons Resort Maui ... its 25th anniversary this year, having officially opened its doors ... luxury resort is honoring over 70 employees who started on ... from amongst the approximately 400 original employees. The celebration ... Oceanfront Lawn. , This Four Seasons flagship resort, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sex Sells! A Newly Minted Organic Bodycare Brand Courts Controversy at a Cost 2Health News:Robins & Morton Recognizes Women In Construction 2Health News:WEDI Releases New White Paper on ICD-10 Testing for Small Providers 2Health News:Every Connection Counts During MS Awareness Week 2Health News:Every Connection Counts During MS Awareness Week 3Health News:Every Connection Counts During MS Awareness Week 4Health News:Celebrating Four Seasons Resort Maui’s 25th Anniversary 2
... , FRIDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Many of those ... coast of Spain in November 2002 ended up with long-term ... to examine the long-term effects of this kind of exposure ... sank and spilled about 67,000 tons of oil that contaminated ...
... MAPUTO, Mozambique, Sept. 14 Aid provided by,The Prem ... and 300 women and their families who were victims ... Mozambique., After the flooding, caused by cyclones in ... children, were displaced from their homes. The,Prem Rawat Foundation ...
... PHILADELPHIA -- The Center of Excellence in Environmental ... Medicine has been awarded $2.3,million over the next ... cigarette smoke. The grant is part of the ... Initiative,(GEI). The GEI represents a unique collaboration between ...
... by Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services:, ... to Beijing as the,head of a U.S. delegation comprised ... formal negotiations on two binding Agreements between,the United States ... feed, and one on,the safety of drugs and medical ...
... (HealthDay News) -- It,s under your movie seat and glued ... relief may be in sight. This week, researchers say they,ll ... at the BA Festival of Science in York, England. , ... and sidewalks, and preliminary tests indicate that it degrades naturally ...
... HIV & Poverty in Africa, PHILADELPHIA, Sept. ... the Greater Philadelphia Tourism,Marketing Corporation and WPVI-TV, will ... http://www.libertymedal.org, making the event available to,a worldwide ... Medal will be,awarded jointly to Bono, U2 lead ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Oil Spill Cleanup May Hurt Workers' Lungs 2Health News:The Prem Rawat Foundation Supports Disaster-Relief Efforts in Mozambique 2Health News:Penn School of Medicine receives $2.3 million to study biomarkers of cigarette smoke exposure 2Health News:Penn School of Medicine receives $2.3 million to study biomarkers of cigarette smoke exposure 3Health News:Live Webcast With President George H.W. Bush as Bono and DATA Are Honored With National Constitution Center's 2007 Liberty Medal in Historic Philadelphia 2
(Date:3/2/2015)...   Polymedco is committed to supporting efforts to get ... we are offering all existing customers complimentary CRC awareness ... – to be hung in patient rooms and in ... Stand – to be placed in patient seating areas ... on/in patient charts as a reminder to discuss patient,s ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... HOUSTON, TX , March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - ... today reported financial results for the first quarter and ... otherwise, are expressed in Canadian dollars and in accordance ... Summary Results ESSA recorded a net ... the three months ended December 31, 2014 (Q1-2015), compared ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015 Mount Elizabeth Novena ... Singapore to treat cancer using ... Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ).  At ... new system, which enables advanced forms of treatment including ... radiation beams to attack a tumor from outside the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Polymedco CDP, LLC. Promotes March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2ESSA Pharma Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2ESSA Pharma Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3ESSA Pharma Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital to Deliver First TrueBeam STx Radiosurgery Treatments in Singapore 2Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital to Deliver First TrueBeam STx Radiosurgery Treatments in Singapore 3
The Bio-Quant CK-MB test is an immunochromatography based one step in vitro test. It is designed for qualitative determination of,CK-MB in human serum specimens as an aid in the diagnosis of myocar...
... an all new, completely re-engineered high performance PTCA ... LOWEST CROSSING PROFILE PTCA products available at ... of only 0.17. Atriums all new HyperLite LX ... ever!, ,Atriums new "Dura-Blend tip technology is a ...
... Through its unique and patented design, ... and trunk cables between patients and ... allowing freedom of movement throughout the ... the LifeSync(R) System employs two-way radios ...
... InstaTest AFP is an immunochromatographic in vitro ... (AFP) in human serum. AFP is a ... to 74,000 D. Its normal concentration in ... are associated with hepatoma and ovarian, testicular ...
Medicine Products: