Navigation Links
Infection linked to dangerous blood clots in veins and lungs, U-M study shows
Date:4/3/2012

Research shows iOlder adults who get infections of any kind such as urinary, skin, or respiratory tract infections are nearly three times more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerous blood clot in their deep veins or lungs, University of Michigan Health System research shows.

The most common predictor of hospitalization for venous thromboembolism a potentially life-threatening condition that includes both deep-vein and lung blood clots was recent exposure to an infection, according to the study released April 3 ahead of print in Circulation.

"Over half of older Americans who were hospitalized for such blood clots had an infection in the 90 days prior to the hospitalization," says lead author Mary Rogers, Ph.D., M.S., research assistant professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and research director of the Patient Safety Enhancement Program at the U-M Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

"This is important because infections are common and many people do not link infections with developing blood clots. In fact, many educational websites do not list infections as a risk factor for blood clots but they are."

The study comes as the rate of hospitalization for venous thromboembolism steadily increases in the United States, with more than 330,000 hospital admissions for this condition a year.

"We would like to decrease the number of preventable hospitalizations, both for the benefit of the patient and to help bring down the cost of medicine," says Rogers, pictured left. "We wanted to study the triggers of hospitalization to help us understand what is driving such admissions and to think about actions we can take in order to prevent these hospitalizations."

If the infection occurred during a previous hospital or nursing home stay, patients were nearly seven times more likely to be admitted for a blood clot. Those who got the infection at home were nea
'/>"/>

Contact: Beata Mostafavi
bmostafa@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Deaths From Gastro Infections Doubled Over 8 Years: CDC
2. E. Coli in Chicken Linked to Urinary Tract Infections
3. Antibiotics Dont Help Most Sinus Infections, Study Finds
4. SIV infection may lead to increase in immune-suppressive Treg cells
5. Rothman at Jefferson research suggests abandon convention in diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection
6. Mouse Study Suggests Alzheimers Spreads Through Brain Like an Infection
7. Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study
8. Norovirus is the leading cause of infection outbreaks in US hospitals
9. Oral HPV Infection Strikes Men More Than Women: Study
10. Oral HPV infection, HPV-related cancers more common in men
11. IBD travelers are not at higher risk of contracting intestinal infections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Deer Path of Huntley -- a BMA ... Hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 13. , ... Illinois, serves adults with physical disabilities between the ages of 22 ... treats, games and sweetheart-themed karaoke. , For more information about the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... West Hollywood, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... 22, 2015 at 10 a.m., to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of ... the United States. , “It’s been 42 years since the Roe ... to choose is still as present as ever,” said City of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 VogueQueen is a ... affordable prices and many designers are thrilled to have it ... business announces its new collection of prom dresses for the ... to drive the strategic vision and he focuses on continuing ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has ... View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more ... dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a ... them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte ... multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of ... dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a case ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Deer Path of Huntley Affordable Assisted Living to Host Valentine's Day Happy Hour 2Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... Diluted FFO Per ... Diluted FAD Per Share Increases 5.8% ... Quarter Investments $250 Million, NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 6 Nationwide,Health Properties, Inc. ... quarter and the six months ended,June 30, 2008., "We continue the momentum from ...
... Periodontal disease may be an independent predictor of incident Type ... University Mailman School of Public Health. While diabetes has ... infections, this is the first study exploring whether the reverse ... contribute to the development of diabetes. The full study ...
... themselves at increased risk for second malignancies , , WEDNESDAY, ... adults who survived childhood cancers currently smoke, while almost ... their lives, a new study reports. , Compared ... have a greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease, lung ...
... some researchers say the finding fails to establish cause-and-effect ... exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange have a significantly ... form of the disease, a new study contends. , ... herbicide with this form of cancer, the researchers said. ...
... Aug. 6 AMN Healthcare Services,Inc. (NYSE: AHS ... leader in all of its business segments today reported ... quarter last year and a 7%,increase from last quarter. ... Nurse & Allied, Locum Tenens and,Physician Permanent Placement, experienced ...
... SmoothShapes(R) System with Dr. Grant Stevens, MERRIMACK, ... on body shaping, Eleme Medical Inc. announced today ... Angeles based plastic surgeon to offer,the SmoothShapes(R) system ... combination of laser and dynamic light therapy, in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 2Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 3Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 4Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 5Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 6Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 7Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 8Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 9Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 10Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 11Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 12Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 13Health News:NHP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings 14Health News:Researchers report periodontal disease independently predicts new onset diabetes 2Health News:One-Fifth of British Childhood Cancer Survivors Smoke 2Health News:Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets 2Health News:Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets 3Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 2Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 3Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 4Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 5Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 6Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 7Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 8Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 9Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 10Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 11Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 12Health News:AMN Healthcare Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 13Health News:New Anti-Cellulite Treatment Prepares Women for Fall's Short Skirts 2Health News:New Anti-Cellulite Treatment Prepares Women for Fall's Short Skirts 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... plc (NYSE: MNK ) announced today that ... program. The open-ended authorization permits the company to repurchase ... "Funding additional initiatives and seeking attractive ... to pursue a range of focused growth strategies," said ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased to announce the appointment ... of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the company after previous ... Amgen throughout the course of his nearly 20 year ... is a nationally recognized thought leader in the biosensor ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ... first member of the new Simple Plex platform through ... launch represents the re-branding of the previously acquired CyPlex ... platform is a transformative immunoassay technology which integrates an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG ELISA....
Microforceps: Diamond Dusted Micro Pic Forceps...
Microforceps: Claes ILM Forceps...
Microforceps : Asymmetrical Endgripping Forceps...
Medicine Products: