Navigation Links
Extended use of anti-clotting drug helps some bedridden patients
Date:7/6/2010

A treatment plan used to prevent potentially dangerous blood clots in recovering surgical patients can also benefit some patients immobilized by acute medical illness, doctors have found in a multi-institutional study.

In women, patients age 75 or older, and patients strictly confined to 24-hour bed rest, a month of extended treatment with a blood thinner significantly reduced the chances of blood clots while only slightly increasing the risk of bleeding.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and several other institutions report the results online this week in Annals of Internal Medicine. The double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was funded by Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturer of enoxaparin, a form of the blood thinner heparin that was used in the study.

Causes of decreased mobility of patients in the study varied and included heart failure, infections and chronic respiratory disease.

"We currently treat acutely ill medical patients with a week or two of blood thinners to prevent clots," says co-author Roger D. Yusen, MD, associate professor of medicine at Washington University. "These results suggest that, depending on the patient, physicians may want to consider extending that treatment for an additional month."

Extended treatment with a blood thinner is already standard in such contexts as recovery from knee and hip replacement surgery and abdominal cancer surgery.

Yusen is a member of the steering committee for the study, known as the EXCLAIM, or Extended Prophylaxis for Venous ThromboEmbolism (VTE) in Acutely Ill Medical Patients With Prolonged Immobilization trial.

To be eligible for the trial, patients had to be 40 years or older, have had decreased mobility within the three days prior to admission and have been likely to have decreased mobility for at least three more days after admission. Patients were given the conventional six to 14 days of enoxapar
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael C. Purdy
purdym@wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Extended Sizes and Accessories for Medical Walking Boots are Now Available from Orthotics And Beyond
2. Vitamins for Life Inventory Extended to Wellness Products, Higher Nature Supplements
3. Treadmill Doctor 360 Degree Guarantee Extended Service Plans
4. BETE Fog Nozzle Announces HydroWhirl™ Orbitor – Clean-In-Place Rotating Tank Cleaning Machine with High Impact Cleaning for Extended Operating Life
5. Extended hepatitis C treatment after liver transplant may benefit patients
6. Alterian Announces Extended Partnership with youDb in Brazil
7. HITSP Contract With U.S. HHS Extended Through April 2010
8. Loyola's Doctor of Nursing Practice Application Deadline Extended
9. More smokers kick the habit with extended nicotine patch therapy, Penn research shows
10. Cymetrix to Provide Extended Business Office Services at UC San Diego Medical Center
11. Tests to Measure Safety of Anti-Clotting Drugs of Limited Value
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/16/2014)... Louisiana (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 New ... an amazing new product for corporate wellness programs and ... Kit. , “In the past, cholesterol screening was ... large amount of products, variable SKUs and storage space ... “With our Universal Cholesterol Screening Kits, it’s easy: one ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... is experiencing a major extended drought crisis that in ... survival. Grigg praises the many individuals who are dedicated ... fresh water policy solutions overlook large portion of the ... new, possibly worse crises.     , Grigg explained his, “total ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 Oxnard dentist and ... Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., ... weekend. , Dr. Jivraj, an expert in teeth restoration ... in his presentation “Clinical and Laboratory Aspects of ... p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Empire Landmark Hotel ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... On September 14, the HearStrong Foundation ... Bills Alumni Foundation VIP Tailgate event outside Ralph Wilson ... NFL Hall-of-Famer Joe DeLamielleure, who also experiences hearing ... her dedication in overcoming hearing difficulties to achieve her ... community to do the same. , Nominated by Hearing ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... DeLand, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... clinical trials being conducted in DeLand, FL can visit ... or contact them directly at (386) 785-2404. , Why ... of the most widespread viral diseases infecting mankind. While ... past, these colds still account for more annual visits ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Line Medical Launches Universal Cholesterol Screening Kits 2Health News:Drought Solutions Overlook Too Many Factors Water Policy Expert Warns Sharon Kleyne 2Health News:Drought Solutions Overlook Too Many Factors Water Policy Expert Warns Sharon Kleyne 3Health News:Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Expert, World-Renowned Prosthodontic Speaker, Presenting in Canada this Weekend 2Health News:Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Expert, World-Renowned Prosthodontic Speaker, Presenting in Canada this Weekend 3Health News:Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Expert, World-Renowned Prosthodontic Speaker, Presenting in Canada this Weekend 4Health News:Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Expert, World-Renowned Prosthodontic Speaker, Presenting in Canada this Weekend 5Health News:The HearStrong Foundation and the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation Celebrated HearStrong Champion During 2014 Alumni Weekend 2Health News:Avail Clinical Research Is Looking for Healthy Adults Who Are Interested in Participating in a Common Cold Clinical Trial near Orlando, Florida 2Health News:Avail Clinical Research Is Looking for Healthy Adults Who Are Interested in Participating in a Common Cold Clinical Trial near Orlando, Florida 3
... the monotone of an instructor or insufficient rest the night ... trouble staying awake in class. Researchers have now found a ... awake during class, and it doesn't have anything to do ... alertness by applying acupressure at stimulation points to keep themselves ...
... Being one of the fastest progressing and spreading diseases of ... going on in this direction and a new study states ... to osteoarthritis. ,The study was conducted at ... the ability of an extract of pomegranate fruit against Interleukin-1b ...
... Vioxx, pain killer which was found to cause the death ... Merck Pharma the manufacturers of Vioxx were asked by the ... to Mrs. Ernst. Over 5 years, about 20 million people ... September 2004, after a clinical trial found irrefutable evidence that ...
... obstetricians urge their pregnant patients to exercise regularly, when ... ,The researcher from Saint Louis University School of ... September issue of a publication for obstetricians and gynecologists. ... exercise in women with healthy pregnancies results in no ...
... tiny delivery vehicles that can carry anticancer therapeutic ... genetic material constructed through nanotechnology, offering a potential ... This emerging branch of science is called nanomedicine. ... are assembled from three short pieces of ribonucleic ...
... through the scientific circles that soft trans fat-free margarines in ... disease. ,The study is one of the many aimed ... risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) was more closely associated ... fat-free margarines made from soybean and canola oil)(1). In fact, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pomegranate Juice Is Helpful In Arresting Osteoarthritis 2Health News:RNA Nanotechnology To Rescue Cancer Patients In Future 2Health News:PUFA Good For Heart: Gets The Scientific Seal 2
(Date:9/15/2014)... , Sept. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ... its wholly owned subsidiary, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, will redeem ... of its 6.75% Senior Notes due 2017, CUSIP Nos. ... 2014 and has mailed an irrevocable notice of redemption ... a copy of the irrevocable notice of redemption with ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... TAMPA, Fla. , Sept. 15, 2014 ... Dr. Steven Stanos with an expanded role ... program. Dr. Stanos, a nationally recognized physiatrist ... on topics related to rehabilitation and workers, compensation, is ... medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine and ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: ... September 12, 2014, regular quarterly dividend payment of $0.15 per ... of September 5, 2014, the record date. ... portfolio of patents and royalty assets, consisting primarily of ... agreements with various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. PDL pioneered ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Announces Redemption of All of the Outstanding $500.0 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of its 6.75% Senior Notes due 2017 2myMatrixx Announces Expanded Role for Medical Director Steven P. Stanos, Jr., DO 2PDL BioPharma Completes Regular Quarterly Dividend Payment 2
... NJ, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ... ... var shortURL = ... longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result ...
... On August 9, 2010 Massachusetts passed Chapter 283 ... Prescription Monitoring Program and furthering Substance Abuse Education and ... in Massachusetts that dispense schedule II, III, IV, or ... sale at each location. More info at http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw10/sl100283.htm ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mindray Launches New Premium M7 Portable Ultrasound System in U.S. 2Mindray Launches New Premium M7 Portable Ultrasound System in U.S. 3Mindray Launches New Premium M7 Portable Ultrasound System in U.S. 4Mindray Launches New Premium M7 Portable Ultrasound System in U.S. 5Mindray Launches New Premium M7 Portable Ultrasound System in U.S. 6New Law Requires Pharmacies in Massachusetts to Carry Rx Lock Boxes 2
...
Adjustable wire speculum with 17 mm open blades. Lid tension adjustable throughout procedure with thumb screw control. Shaft angled 45 degrees. Manufactured in titanium....
Adjustable lid speculum angled 45 degrees with 17 mm curved solid blades and aspiration ports to remove excess fluid from around the eye during ocular procedures....
Open 15 mm blades with lifting wings manipulation of I/A cannulas, knives, instrumentation, etc. Screwlocking mechanism. Dull finish....
Medicine Products: