Navigation Links
Statins Show Promise for Blood Clot Prevention
Date:10/27/2008

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Statins, the class of drugs commonly used for lowering cholesterol, are now showing promise at preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots, an affliction that occurs in nearly 2 million Americans each year. New research presented at CHEST 2008, the 74th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), suggests that the use of statins may be associated with a significant reduction in the occurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a condition that includes DVT and pulmonary embolism, in patients with solid organ tumors, including breast, lung, and colon cancers.

"The results of our research are interesting and thought provoking," said study author Danai Khemasuwan, MD, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. "We hope that our research alerts the scientific community to the potential of statins in reducing VTE."

Dr. Khemasuwan and his colleagues from Albert Einstein Medical Center evaluated the influence of statins use on the incidence of VTE by reviewing 740 consecutive patients admitted to the hospital between October 2004 and September 2007 with a diagnosis of breast, lung, colon, prostate, stomach, esophagus, pancreas, ovary, kidney, or brain cancer. The occurrence of VTE, risk factors for VTE, and use of statins were recorded. Patients who either used statins for less than 2 months or who never used statins were allocated to the control group.

The mean age of the entire study population was 65 years, 52 percent of subjects were women, and 76 percent were African-American. A total of 26 percent of patients received statins, and the overall incidence of VTE was 18 percent. The analysis revealed that patients receiving statins were significantly less likely to develop VTE than the control group, with 8 percent of patients receiving statins developing VTE compared with 21 percent in the control group. A logistical regression analysis yielde
'/>"/>

SOURCE American College of Chest Physicians
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery
2. Research Shows Why Statins Dont Work for Everyone
3. Statins May Help Older Women Control Irregular Heartbeat
4. When statins arent enough: New trial drug points to better management of coronary heart disease
5. iGuard.org Presents New Data on Statins at FDA Workshop Demonstrating How Patient-Reported Information Can Enhance Drug Safety Knowledge
6. Women are treated less frequently than men with statins, aspirin and beta-blockers
7. Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Tied to Tendon Woes
8. Tendon complications, though rare, linked to statins
9. New Gene-Based Therapy an Alternative to Vytorin and Statins in Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment
10. Latest Study Says Statins Dont Slow Alzheimers
11. Statins After Bypass Lower Stroke Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... Brands like ... with zero standard shipping costs. , “Before, a threshold of $49.00 was required ... select brands and items qualify for free standard shipping for customers regardless of the ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... 2015 , ... People who have heart or lung diseases, ... are at higher risk from wildfire smoke especially in Calgary, Alberta.Those with existing ... (arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat) are also sensitive to air pollution. , Tiny ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Vascular Health Sciences announced today ... and Arterosil HP, and that all claims and counterclaims have been irrevocably dismissed. ... (VHS) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... An online provider of ... make the purchase of CPAP equipment more affordable by offering shipping at no cost ... of CPAP products and orders of any size. My Cpap Store is located in ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... endless journey that local pizza maker Paul LaRocco has gone through to open a ... city approval and permitting process tends to take several months, but the current process, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Discounts Shipping on Select Brands 2Health News:Heart Fit Clinic Sounds the Alarm on Forest Fire Smoke and Chronic Heart Disease in Calgary Area 2Health News:My Cpap Store Now Offering Delivery Special 0 Cost to You 2Health News:Article on Building Approval Process for LA Business Highlights the Need for a Bridge Between Businesses and City Officials, says Fire Protection Group Inc. 2
... a large analysis of men participating in a prostate drug ... correlation between coronary artery disease and prostate cancer, suggesting the ... heart disease is a risk factor for prostate cancer, the ... as weight loss, exercise and a healthy diet, which are ...
... whose kids went to high-quality day care were more involved in ... poorer quality day care or no day care, new research finds. ... Development , researchers examined information on more than 1,300 children ranging ... quality of child care was evaluated periodically over 3.5 years. ...
... at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center,s VCU Massey ... (Richmond, VA) and Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) ... protein (WT1) results in downregulation of CD97 gene ... the characteristic invasiveness exhibited by glial tumor cells. ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Surgery can significantly improve seizure control ... to a study stretching over 26 years. ... surgery patients in that it spans three decades, during ... said Dr. Cynthia Harden, chief of the division of ...
... Reporter , MONDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- New ... those found on the tongue -- that can "taste" fructose. ... and beverages. Nutrition experts have warned that Americans take in ... their concerns. In lab studies of pancreas cells from ...
... , MONDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- People,s ... can vary greatly among individuals, a new study says. ... bioterrorism weapon. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers analyzed ... of three of the people were virtually insensitive to anthrax ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Heart disease may be a risk factor for prostate cancer 2Health News:Quality Day Care Predicts Later Parental Involvement in School 2Health News:CD97 gene expression and function correlate with WT1 protein expression and glioma invasiveness 2Health News:CD97 gene expression and function correlate with WT1 protein expression and glioma invasiveness 3Health News:Surgery Effective for Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy 2Health News:Pancreas May 'Taste' Fructose, Hinting at Links to Diabetes 2Health News:Pancreas May 'Taste' Fructose, Hinting at Links to Diabetes 3Health News:Vulnerability to Anthrax Varies Widely: Study 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... Denmark and ATLANTA , August ... the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the MagVita ... in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement ... a non-invasive technique for stimulating neural tissue in the part ... Disorder. The procedure has been proven safe and effective and ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... LONDON , August 28, 2015 ... approach seamlessly connects people, technologies and care ... improving outcomes and the cost of healthcare delivery ... AEX: PHIA) today announced its presence at  ESC Congress 2015 , ... Heart Model A.I. , EchoNavigator and IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, that connect ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... -- Biosimilars are not generics and the Biologics ... Drug Administration (FDA) for recognizing that each biosimilar ... issued today. The FDA,s draft guidance on nonproprietary ... for biological products to bear a nonproprietary name ... the agency,s thinking that "there is a need ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Therapy System for Treating Major Depressive Disorder Receives FDA Clearance 2Therapy System for Treating Major Depressive Disorder Receives FDA Clearance 3Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 2Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 3Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 4Biologics Prescribers Collaborative (BPC) Statement on FDA Draft Guidance entitled "Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products" 2
... A stethoscope adapter for users of ... acrylic shell type., ,Impressions of ... ,Westone custom products for the ear ... of hearing healthcare providers. These providers ...
Advanced architecture. Small, lightweight and compact. Easy to use....
... bronchoscopy: The HF-compatible V series from Pentax, ... bronchoscopes are measured., ,The HF-compatible series ... FB-19TV, FB-18V and FB-15V models along with ... FB-8V, offer much better image quality thanks ...
... benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The HF-compatible V ... all other fibre bronchoscopes are measured., ... PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V and FB-15V ... and the pediatric FB-8V, offer much better ...
Medicine Products: