Navigation Links
Stanford study recommends change in treating pulmonary embolisms
Date:10/27/2009

now able to flow into her lungs and the massive blood clots were much smaller.

"We just stood there," Kuo said, "and we were amazed that the treatment had saved her life. She walked out of the hospital nine days later."

But that was just the beginning for Kuo.

"That one case changed my views on the existing treatment algorithm for this deadly disease, and I suddenly realized the limited options available for life-threatening pulmonary embolism. At that moment three years ago, I recognized that this was a potentially life-saving procedure; but I also realized that few physicians were aware of it. The experience from that case really inspired me to begin my clinical research."

The labor-intensive study involved collaboration with other expert interventional colleagues, a pulmonologist adept at meta-analysis, statisticians, medical librarians and interpreters to initiate a global search of scientific literature. The researchers sifted through 18 years of data collecting information on cases involving the use of catheter-directed therapy for treating massive pulmonary embolism.

"I wanted to know if other interventional physicians had recorded this experience," Kuo said. "Were they getting the same results we were seeing at Stanford?"

Kuo's research team discovered 594 patients in 18 countries who had undergone this therapy between 1990 and 2008. After statistically analyzing the data, they found that not only was the treatment effective, but it also appeared much safer than injecting the high-dose thrombolytic drug systemically or directly into the bloodstream where it can circulate throughout the body and cause dangerous bleeding in up to 20 percent of patients. By targeting blood clots directly, the catheter-based procedure was associated with only a 2.4 percent chance of major complications, and the procedure was life-saving in 86.5 percent of the 594 patients dying from PE.

The catheter-based technique
'/>"/>

Contact: Tracie White
tracie.white@stanford.edu
650-723-7628
Stanford University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
2. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
3. Cell that triggers symptoms in allergy attacks can also limit damage, Stanford researchers find
4. MedHelp to Add Top Stanford Surgeons and Specialized Forums to Online Health Community
5. Molecular probe paints cancer cells in living animals, Stanford researchers find
6. Less than one-third of women aware of landmark hormone therapy study, Stanford researcher finds
7. IVF technique enables pregnancy without multiple births, Stanford researchers find
8. Stanford researchers find way to fight treacherous hepatitis B
9. Blood test takes step toward predicting Alzheimers risk, Stanford researchers find
10. Stanford researchers sniff out gene that gives dogs black fur
11. Stanford St. Jude Championship Presents $1.76 Million Donation To St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 Jeremiah’s Tavern ... wood to create a unique atmosphere and highlight ... features reclaimed barn siding on the ... mixed softwoods flowing throughout the interior as flooring. ... sister company New Energy Works Timberframers ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 US Hair Restoration Founder, Dr. ... be known as Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration. Since first ... patients in Southern California and around the world, who traveled ... and Orange County. These patients achieved the full benefits of ... that were perfected by Dr. Mohebi. They have come ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Ce-Classes.com has developed a Learning Management ... to pass inspections and audits. Ce-Classes.com can ... accreditation and state licensing criteria by providing their ... administrators can monitor employee compliance with mandatory training ... can be developed based on the policies and ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Current residents at ... program in Flagstaff, AZ, learn to kayak safely for ... and paddle strokes in preparation for next week's wilderness ... think that [the kayaking course] teaches [residents] to listen ... with in their early part of their sobriety," said ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Located on one of the ... The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP has moved its office to ... The Rothenberg Law Firm has been handling catastrophic personal injury ... by growth in the firm’s continued success in seeking justice ... York office has a team of experienced and successful trial ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Popular Tavern Restaurant Features Pioneer Millworks’ Reclaimed Wood in New Locations 2Health News:US Hair Restoration Becomes Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration 2Health News:Company Helps Healthcare Agencies to Pass Inspections and Audits 2Health News:Company Helps Healthcare Agencies to Pass Inspections and Audits 3Health News:Back2Basics Substance Abuse Residents Take Kayaking Class for the First Time 2
... Group to Release Groundbreaking Study on Economic Impact of Life ... State SEATTLE, April 20 An alliance ... launch "We Work for Health," a landmark statewide effort to ... life sciences industry and to promote the growth and success ...
... 20 Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) reported operating ... Quarter Highlights , , ... basis (2.0% decrease as reported) to $1,601 million , ... constant currency basis (0.2% increase as reported) , ...
... common thread among all 3 conditions , , MONDAY, April ... credence to a long-suspected connection between psoriasis, diabetes and ... the Archives of Dermatology suspect the link ... is associated with all three conditions. , "We were ...
... need to make very difficult choices, such as deciding to ... in the Journal of Consumer Research delves into ... or doctors to make those "tragic choices." , Authors ... Iyengar (both Columbia University) say that from the time of ...
... HCA today announced the recipients of the ... a Physician Assistant at Wesley Medical Center in ... Northside Hospital in Macon, Ga., and Laurence Lesser, ... Center in Snellville. Ga., were honored today during ...
... WASHINGTON, April 20 In a recent study, ... blood into cells that are molecularly and functionally ... that provides a readily accessible source of stem ... cells. The findings were prepublished online in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Life Sciences Leaders to Launch Statewide 'We Work for Health' Economic Development and Jobs Campaign 2Health News:Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2009 2Health News:Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2009 3Health News:Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2009 4Health News:Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2009 5Health News:Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2009 6Health News:Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2009 7Health News:Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2009 8Health News:Having Psoriasis Raises Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension 2Health News:Tragic choices: Is it better for doctors or patient families to decide? 2Health News:HCA Announces National 2008 Frist Humanitarian Award Recipients 2Health News:HCA Announces National 2008 Frist Humanitarian Award Recipients 3Health News:Study Finds Blood Cells Can Be Reprogrammed to Act as Embryonic Stem Cells 2Health News:Study Finds Blood Cells Can Be Reprogrammed to Act as Embryonic Stem Cells 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... For its innovative modular Biomedical Research building ... Scientific has earned a Modular Building Institute (MBI) 2014 ... 30 categories, MBI,s contest is the commercial modular industry,s ... manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. ... of our team," said Dan Palmer , President ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... VIENNA , July 31, 2014 ... in New York results of AFF008, ... Parkinson,s disease. PD01A is the first therapy against the protein ... The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson,s Research ... and presented at the press conference on the impact a ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... For the first time, cardiac surgeons, medical ... the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in a peer ... the Journal of Visualized Experiments website. ... the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implantation   goo.gl/2OZyKW ... the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart," a July 18, 2014 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 2Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 3Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 4First Clinical Data of Therapeutic Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Encourages Continued Development 2First Clinical Data of Therapeutic Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Encourages Continued Development 3First Clinical Data of Therapeutic Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Encourages Continued Development 4How to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed in Peer Reviewed Paper and Matching Video 2How to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed in Peer Reviewed Paper and Matching Video 3
... JOSE, Calif., June 13, 2011 SI-BONE, Inc. (San Jose, ... of a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device to treat the ... surgeon training milestone for its iFuse Implant System® with over ... in Europe.  As a result, the medical community,s awareness of ...
... MIAMI, June 13, 2011 Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. (Pink ... Chairman, with Keith Houlihan, Co-founder and President of Sanomedics ... appointment of Charlie Alvarez, Co-founder and President of Watermark ... "The addition of Charlie to the Sanomedics ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Over 400 Surgeons Trained by SI-BONE to Perform Minimally Invasive iFuse Sacroiliac Joint Fusion 2Over 400 Surgeons Trained by SI-BONE to Perform Minimally Invasive iFuse Sacroiliac Joint Fusion 3Over 400 Surgeons Trained by SI-BONE to Perform Minimally Invasive iFuse Sacroiliac Joint Fusion 4Mr. Charlie Alvarez Joins the Board of Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. 2Mr. Charlie Alvarez Joins the Board of Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. 3
... absolute knowledge. Access it with ... Diagnostic Workstation, uniting two trusted ... and Orbscan IIz Anterior Segment ... critically important data. Together they ...
... LADARWave® device gives you ... measure and display the ... individual eye. This capability ... a better understanding of ...
ZYMAR™ ophthalmic solution is an anti-infective prescription eye drop that your doctor may instruct you to use if you have an eye infection caused by bacteria. Bacterial conjunctivitis is the e...
...
Medicine Products: