Navigation Links
Extended Therapy for Blood Clots

An oral drug given after a standard six-month treatment could help prevent future blood clots in patients, according to new research.//

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) affects approximately 2 million Americans each year. VTE includes deep vein thrombosis (blood clots common in the thigh and back) and pulmonary embolism (blood clots common in the lung). Despite progress in diagnosis and treatment, VTE is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. While previous studies have shown a risk of recurrence after six months, treatment is often stopped after six months because of the risk of bleeding. A new study examines the use of the oral drug ximelagatran or placebo as a treatment after the six-month standard treatment.

The study included 1,233 patients with VTE who had six months of anticoagulant therapy. Half of the patients were then given the drug ximelagatran and the other half was given a placebo for 18 months. Researchers then analyzed how the patients did on the drug compared to those on the placebo.

Researchers report only 12 patients on ximelagatran had a recurrent problem compared with 71 patients on the placebo. They found six patients on the drug died during the 18 months compared with seven patients who died in the placebo group. However, 134 patients on ximelagatran experienced bleeding compared to 111 patients on the placebo. Still, study authors point out that the risk of major hemorrhage was low. Researchers say those patients on ximelagatran had high levels of alanine aminotransferase which is an enzyme present in the liver and heart cells. The levels of this enzyme in patients on the drug were more than three-times the normal level and cause a concern for more research on this treatment, according to study authors.

In conclusion, researchers say the drug ximelagatran is superior to placebo for an extended treatment for VTE. However, they say more research is needed to understand why patients on the tre
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Breast Cancer Funding To Be Extended By Another $30 Million: Pharmac
2. Drug Courts In Europe Extended For Three More Years
3. Single Dose Of Extended Release Metformin Found To Be Effective In Type 2 Diabetes
4. Tenure of Mental Health CommissionExtended
5. Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Extended for 2 Novel Breast Cancer Drugs
6. Babies with Cleft Conditions, Pierre Robin Sequence May Need Extended Treatment for Poor Feeding Skills
7. Survival of Mice With Human Breast Cancer Extended by Monoclonal Antibodies
8. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
9. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
10. Gene Therapy shows promise in treating Hemophilia
11. "Make AIDS Therapy affordable" - Physicians demand
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Extended Therapy for Blood Clots

(Date:3/28/2015)... Healthpointe’s otolaryngologists, medical practitioners who attend ... disorders, are now offering a wide variety of treatments ... characterized by the presence of phantom sounds or ringing ... is a prevalent symptom that can arise due to ... tinnitus can impede a person’s quality of life. , ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... have announced a new overlay entitled Scratches 5K from ... overlay grungy scratch effects to any media inside Final ... Film Studios. “StoryBoard Corporate saves time and is an ... any media using FCPX Overlay Scratches 5K's intuitive grunge ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... of dietary supplements announces the release of their ... was shown in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical ... and waist and hip size. MuffinStop™ is a ... indicus and Garcinia mangostana, fused together to create ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... LTW Cyber is an innovation hub ... the purpose of addressing the needs of the global ... own opportunities to grow while seeking collaborative opportunities with ... , Ventures in LTW Cyber focus on secure application ... identifying vulnerabilities and analyzing open source. As the ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 Wellness for ... and business criteria for the spa and wellness industry–has ... clients who have experienced or are living with cancer. ... Spafinder Wellness 365® Network, will be identified with a ... as a provider of safe, therapeutic services for cancer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Healthpointe now Offering Tinnitus Treatments in Clinics throughout Southern California 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Unveiled Scratches 5k for Final Cut Pro X Editors 2Health News:Purity Products Releases Revolutionary New Weight Loss Product, MuffinStop™ 2Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 2Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 3Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 2Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 3Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 4
... of over $50 to,Doctors, ALBANY, N.Y., May ... Committee reported key legislation (see vote count,below) to ... in New York,State. Governor Paterson,s bill, A.11187, sponsored ... gifts of over $50 to doctors and,requires doctors ...
... Corporation, the,leader in dry-state, room temperature biosample management ... part of GE Healthcare, will,become a non-exclusive distributor ... The GenSolve DNA recovery kit enables FTA(R)1 ... archived samples with a simple, user-friendly,and reliable procedure. ...
... 29 Three of the most terrifying words in,the English ... word,"prostate" and the fear factor rises even higher, since prostate ... but with early,detection is very curable., Give a gift ... a simple,blood test to screen for prostate cancer. If there ...
... sex, age and ethnicity has a significant impact on ... study led by researchers at the University of Southern ... , While age and ethnicity are well-established factors ... that gender also plays an important role in overall ...
... read and have good phonetic skills - the ability to ... poor spellers. In a paper published in the May 2008 ... School of Psychology of Leicester, UK, show that this subgroup ... other poor spellers. , The three-year study was carried out ...
... Calif., May 29 Alsius Corporation,(Nasdaq: ... temperature,management (IVTM(TM)) therapies for critically ill patients, ... Partners, L.P. to provide,intravascular temperature management products ... is the fifth contract we have been ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Assembly on the Move for Rx Reform 2Health News:Assembly on the Move for Rx Reform 3Health News:Whatman, Now Part of GE Healthcare, to Distribute GenVault DNA Recovery Kits in North America 2Health News:Whatman, Now Part of GE Healthcare, to Distribute GenVault DNA Recovery Kits in North America 3Health News:Give the Man in Your Life the Gift of Health 2Health News:USC study finds sex, age and ethnicity assciated with colorectal cancer survival 2Health News:Alsius Corporation Awarded Three-Year Agreement With Premier, Inc. 2Health News:Alsius Corporation Awarded Three-Year Agreement With Premier, Inc. 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... The Temple Health & Bioscience District (THBD) today announced it ... South First St. in the Temple Medical and Education District ... of Temple to receive funding for redevelopment. Located ... Health Care System, the new facility will enable THBD to ... life science companies. Temple ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 XRpro Sciences, Inc., a ... and development services which features high throughput transporter ... announced financial results for the year ended December ... Chairman of XRpro Sciences commented, "We have completed ... development stage to commercial stage in large part ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 As of February, ... incontinence devices for women. "Shipping thousands ... gratifying part is the hundreds of letters, emails ... lives have been positively impacted by our technology," ... InControl recently released Apex, an over-the-counter ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Temple Health & Bioscience District Relocates, Offers Office And Lab Space To Biotech Companies 2XRpro Sciences Announces Fiscal 2014 Financial Results 2XRpro Sciences Announces Fiscal 2014 Financial Results 3XRpro Sciences Announces Fiscal 2014 Financial Results 4InControl Medical Surpasses 40,000 Shipments Of Incontinence Devices For Women 2
... Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL ) today reported financial ... For the first quarter of 2011, Rigel reported a net loss ... loss of $22.3 million, or $0.43 per share, in the first ... of 2011 and 2010 were 52.3 million and 52.0 million, respectively. ...
... 3, 2011 Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH ... the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Global Operations. ... and operations team, and will implement logistics and supply chain ... later this year. Mr. Mapes will report directly to Eamonn ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rigel Announces First Quarter Financial Results 2Rigel Announces First Quarter Financial Results 3Rigel Announces First Quarter Financial Results 4Delcath Names Harold C. Mapes as Executive Vice President of Global Operations 2Delcath Names Harold C. Mapes as Executive Vice President of Global Operations 3
... including aspiration holes and additional electrode ... requiring precise dissection with decreased risk ... demands. ,Flexible design options allow ... electrodes and multiple tip designs. Optimize ...
... Enhanced features including aspiration holes and ... laparoscopic procedures requiring precise dissection with ... increased suction demands. ,Flexible design ... and nonretractable electrodes and multiple tip ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Medicine Products: