Navigation Links
No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots
Date:6/16/2009

Taking precautions best way to avoid deep vein thrombosis, report says

TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that genetic testing can help prevent the potentially dangerous blood clots called deep vein thrombosis, a new U.S. government report shows.

The presence of two gene mutations called Factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A can signal continued risk of blood clots, according to background information in the study.

But Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) researchers reviewed available scientific literature and said there's not enough evidence to conclude that genetic testing for the two gene mutations in adults with a history of blood clots helps prevent deep vein thrombosis or improves other patient outcomes.

The researchers also said they found no benefit to genetic testing of family members of patients who have at least one of the two gene mutations as well as a history of deep vein thrombosis.

The study appears in the June 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Each year, an estimated 600,000 Americans develop deep vein thrombosis. These blood clots occur most commonly in the legs of people who are immobile for a long period of time, such as when traveling long distances or recovering from surgery. A deep vein thrombosis can break loose and cause a serious lung problem called pulmonary embolism, or a heart attack or stroke.

"While genetic testing shows great promise to improve treatment and prevent disease, this report clearly shows that we need more research and evidence to achieve its full potential. But people can help reduce their likelihood of developing a blood clot by talking with their doctor about precautions," Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, AHRQ director, said in a news release from the agency.

More information

The Society for Vascular Surgery has more about

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
2. Ambulatory oxygen rarely a benefit in COPD patients without resting hypoxemia
3. Discovery of sugar sensor in intestine could benefit diabetes
4. Study shines more light on benefit of vitamin D in fighting cancer
5. Vitamin Es lack of heart benefit linked to dosage
6. Practice-based intervention has sustained benefits for children and families
7. Manic phase of bipolar disorder benefits from breast cancer medication
8. Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Nonprofit Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Statistical Methods, and Pay-For-Performance Highlighted In the Latest INQUIRY Journal
9. Scientists highlight benefits of genetic research in sport, but warn of ethical concerns
10. The Butterfly Ball to Benefit Lung Association
11. Smaller breast reduction surgeries provide health benefits and should be reimbursed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots
(Date:7/12/2014)... The largest pure occupational medicine company in the ... it will be opening its fifth Georgia center in ... Atlanta-based Nova Medical Centers’ locations. The Augusta facility ... and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 ... philosophy of rapid return-to-work and decreased treatment times for ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Recently, DressyQuinceanera.com, a well-known wedding ... Dama dresses to its online category. Furthermore, the ... at deeply discounted rates, up to 62% off. , ... equally excellent in terms of quality and style. All ... discounts are also offered for the company’s other items: ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Ticket Down reports that tickets to the Argentina ... Cup Match between Brazil and Netherlands are in ... Saturday, July 12th at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia Mane Garrincha ... on Sunday, July 13th at Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho - ... 2014 World Cup are guaranteed to be authentic and are ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing the number of deer ... Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections among people, new ... can be manipulated to reduce human interactions with deer, ... disease," the researchers wrote. White-tailed deer are the ... disease to people. The study included nearly all ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Volunteers from Scientology Churches and ... with drug education lectures, forums and conferences, information stands, ... around the world. , Drug abuse is an international ... Abuse, abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs costs more ... decreased productivity and healthcare. , In the face ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nova Medical Centers To Open New Facility in Augusta, Georgia 2Health News:DressyQuinceanera.com: Beautiful Quinceanera Dama Dresses At Low Prices 2Health News:Argentina vs. Germany World Cup Finals Tickets & Brazil vs. Netherlands 3rd Place World Cup Tickets Are in Huge Demand 2Health News:Scientologists Taking Action against Drug Abuse 2Health News:Scientologists Taking Action against Drug Abuse 3
... Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in the manufacture of plastics ... a tendency to become highly unstable due to break in ... container causing damage to human health. BPA is found to ... and developmental problems. Estrogens is a female sex hormone which ...
... brings joy and excitement to the parents and family members ... birth of baby Maia, after her mother successfully// underwent radiotherapy ... anything come between her baby and self. ... and was staged III Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was required to ...
... camp is further complicating the relief efforts taken by ... cases have been reported, with the death of a ... of them are children and under surveillance," said Abdul ... said eight of the infected children had already been ...
... Mothers have been known to influence their children in ... been found that their attitude towards eating habits and ... teenagers as well. Perception of the teenager’s mother regarding ... ,A number of genetic and other environmental factors are ...
... being sold to foreigners for human transplantation purposes in ... officials, who have been passive// about the issue for ... of such an inhuman act. ,Despite reports ... strangers (were paid for their donation) and transmission of ...
... to the press about improvising the health care facilities at ... needs more hospitals with ICUs// and ambulance facilities 24-hour health ... , ,He put forth the idea about giving ... authorities. He also mentioned that the chief minister Mr. Nitish ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Robotic ovarian transposition helps cancer patient deliver baby 2Health News:Adolescents Influenced By Maternal Attitude Regarding Weight Control 2Health News:Widespread Commercialisation Of Human Organ Donation In China 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... Calif. , July 10, 2014  Breg, ... and services, has launched the FreeRunner™ knee brace ... who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active ... differently than other braces, providing support when patients ... normally when they don,t. Patellofemoral issues ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  BC Technical, the largest nationwide, ... America , Inc., a leading provider of Siemens Nuclear ... long-term agreement naming BC Technical as the authorized provider ... MiE and BC Technical announced today that the ... BC Technical as the service and systems provider for ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014   LabStyle ... Management Solution, today announced the appointment of Professor ... member of its Board of Directors. ... and business experience to LabStyle as an entrepreneur, ... legal and corporate governance expert. He currently serves ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4
... Mass., Feb. 17, 2011 Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC ... the Symphony™ tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal ... System for transdermal drug delivery, announced that development of ... schedule.  The company said that the system will be ...
... Technologies,™ Inc. today announced it has enrolled the first patient ... irolimus and a bioabsorbable p OL ymer for the treatment ... in the native coronary arteries) clinical trial.  Stefan Verheye, M.D., ... in the study. This clinical investigation is being conducted to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics Reports Symphony™ tCGM System Ahead of Schedule 2Echo Therapeutics Reports Symphony™ tCGM System Ahead of Schedule 3Micell Technologies Enrolls First Patient in CE Mark DESSOLVE II Study of MiStent™ Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent (DES) 2Micell Technologies Enrolls First Patient in CE Mark DESSOLVE II Study of MiStent™ Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent (DES) 3Micell Technologies Enrolls First Patient in CE Mark DESSOLVE II Study of MiStent™ Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent (DES) 4
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: