Navigation Links
Inflammatory Bowel Ups Risk for Blood Clots
Date:2/9/2010

Doctors should consider preventive measures, study suggests

TUESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- People with active inflammatory bowel disease are much more likely to develop blood clots than people without the condition, a new study suggests.

And that may make preventive drug treatment necessary, it adds.

The study, done in the United Kingdom, compared data on 13,756 people who had inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with 71,672 people who did not have it. None of the people were hospitalized. Between November 1987 and July 2001, 304 people developed a blood clot (venous thromboembolism).

Overall, people with IBD were found to be 3.4 times more likely to develop a blood clot and eight times more likely at the time of an IBD flare. But the risk rose to 16 times higher if a flare occurred when the person was not hospitalized.

The study was published online Feb. 8 in The Lancet.

The researchers said the findings suggest that active IBD might be a far greater risk factor for blood clots than previously believed.

"We believe that the medical profession needs to recognize the increased risk in people with inflammatory bowel disease when assessing the likelihood of venous thromboembolism and to address the difficulty of reducing this risk in patients with a flare who are not admitted to hospital," wrote Dr. Matthew J. Grainge, of the University of Nottingham, and his colleagues.

They suggested that "strategies to achieve a reduction in risk might include those used for inpatients, such as brief courses of low-molecular weight heparin or, perhaps, newly available oral anticoagulants."

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about inflammatory bowel disease.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, Feb. 8, 2010


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

Related medicine news :

1. MBM ScienceBridge GmbH Negotiates License Agreement Between the Georg-August-University Gottingen, Universitatsmedizin, the University of Regensburg, and the UKs Medical Research Council Technology for a New Therapy of Inflammatory and Immune Disea
2. Heart Risk Tied to Inflammatory Protein
3. Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Presents National Science Awards to Clinical and Scientific Thought-Leaders in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
4. New Study Reveals Pistachios Have Anti-Inflammatory Properties
5. Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Might Increase Cancer Risk
6. Depression predicts increases in inflammatory protein linked to heart disease
7. Inhibition of NF-kappa B, a key inflammatory protein, reduced radiation toxicity in zebrafish
8. Researchers link inflammatory diseases to increased cardiovascular risk
9. Scientist at The Fienstein Instute for Medical Research Discovers Quitting Smoking Promotes Anti-Inflammatory Response
10. HerbalScience Research Identifies Specific Bioactives In Stabilized Rice Bran Extract that Impart Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
11. Study demonstrates the anti-inflammatory properties of pine bark extract
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... Although Labor Day is not ... communities have begun providing weekend displays, and numerous households celebrate the unofficial end of ... be downright terrifying for pets. , Kris Zambo, owner of Dynamite Fireworks ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... , ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... not without risk to health and safety. By learning and implementing best practices ... , In this webinar, attendees will gain a better understanding of a ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... Los Angeles area medical ... for academic year 2017-2018, Christina M. Busuito, M.D. and Lukasz Swistun, M.D. This ... Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The candidate will have the opportunity to work ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... it has become the Official Technology Partner of North Country Region Volleyball and ... Event Systems) volleyball software, along with providing sport management software to their member ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... Marathon running has ... the country. , Outdoor running increases exposure to ultraviolet radiation, a carcinogen that ... of melanoma, and only half may be adequately protecting themselves with proper clothing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent specialty ... 2017.  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to the quarter ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: ... of 3.5% Total prescriptions dispensed of 220,000, ... versus 7.6% Gross profit per prescription ...
(Date:8/4/2017)...  Agragen, LLC, a Cincinnati ... nutraceutical, and aquacultural feed sectors, announces a significant ... candidates, AGR131.  This drug is designed to trap ... of patients suffering from inflammatory conditions such as ... Biological pharmaceuticals currently ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... and BENTON, Ky. , Aug. 2, 2017   Marshall County ... its environmental services (ES) team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The ... disinfection robot that uses UVC light energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C. ... Tru-D SmartUVC ... Tru-D in action in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: