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Blood clots likely in long travel

...ping a blood clot in the lung - called a pulmonary embolism - increased with the duration of air travel.Like d...Bobigny near Paris, studied all cases of pulmonary embolism needing care// on arrival at France's busiest international airport, Charles de Gaulle, between Nove...

Long travel increase pulmonary embolism

...f, it may travel to the lungs, forming a pulmonary embolism (PE) which is a potentially life-threatening condition. Researchers in France and the US have monitored all passengers arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris between 1993 and 2000. During this time, over 130 million passengers entered the a...

Cement injections linked to osteoporosis

...elapses of pain, while three developed a pulmonary embolism - a blockage in the lung area - caused by the cement moving beyond the area of the spine.But overall, the new treatment appears to be safe and effective. It's possible that the technique may be extended towards preventing vertebral fractures in the f...

Drug Reduces Risk of Clogged Arteries, Veins

...entially deadly deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in people hospitalized with congestive heart failure, chronic respiratory disease and other conditions that increase the risk of these conditions, claims a new study. People treated with the drug were 47 percent less likely to suffer venous thromboem...

Easier Treatment for Blood Clot

A pulmonary embolism is a fairly common condition that can be fatal. It...ation, about 600,000 Americans develop a pulmonary embolism annually; 60,000 die from one. The standard treatment for a pulmonary embolism is intravenous hepari...

Extended Therapy for Blood Clots

... 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 mo...

Antipsychotic Drug Linked to Pulmonary Embolism

...n antipsychotic drug might have caused a pulmonary embolism in an otherwise healthy young man.// A pulmonary embolism results when a blood clot that developed elsewhere in the body travels to the lung. The result can b...

Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients

...f the patients who develop a blood clot, pulmonary embolism occurs. A pulmonary embolism is the blockage of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by a blood clot. The risk of death fr...

Computer System To Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis

...s to the risk of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in 41% of the cases. The researchers are of the op...vention of a disease like thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in hospital patients who are at a maximum risk from these conditions. The results were published in...

CT Pulmonary Angiography Scan More Effective In Detecting Dangerous Blood Clots In The Legs

...ry a life-threatening condition known as pulmonary embolism // as smaller arteries are not visible in a common...ergoing both CTPA and CTV. CTPA detected pulmonary embolism in 15 percent, or 243 patients; CTV deep vein thrombosis revealed in 148 or 9 percent of patients. O...

Obesity Linked To Deep Vein Thrombosis

...en thought to be a risk factor for fatal pulmonary embolism (PE). Because of the high proportion of obesity in the general population, previous studies have not determined whether obesity is an independent risk factor for PE or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The relative risk of DVT, comparing obese patients...

Risk Factors Can Identify Pulmonary Embolism

Patients with pulmonary embolism can be identified through risk factors like blood pressure, age and medical history. Those who run a low risk of death due to this factor // can be treated as outpatients, according to a publication in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The conditio...

Self Monitoring Treatment May Save Lives

... fibrillation. Those who run the risk of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis also take Warfarin. There is a 15% increase in the number of people who consume the drug annually. As many as 33% of these patients can be tutored to manage their treatment, which could result in large cost savings where th...

ARIXTRA drug for venous thromboembolism

...ively control venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism in patients who underwent bone surgery for knee and hip replacement. The drug ARIXTRA is found to have very less side effects of causing bleeding, bacterial endocarditis and hypersensitivity but the benefits of the drug is more beneficial than its si...

Two New Drugs For Breast Cancer Show Promise

...sk of developing deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism as side effects. Another drug that is exciting researchers is lapatinib, which is given orally. The molecule is a subset of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors (EGFR). Preliminary results suggest that the drug could kill cancer cells that are not kille...

Severe Urinary Infection Could Lead To Deadly Blood Clots

...nearly 4,000 patients who had suffered a pulmonary embolism - a dangerous blood clot in the lungs - found that urinary tract infections temporarily double a person's risk of both DVT and pulmonary embolism, a condition that occurs when an artery in your lung becomes blocked. Patrick Vallance of the Univers...

Thrombosis, a Serious Risk in Children with Leukemia

...ia and can in turn lead to heart attack, pulmonary embolism and other cardiovascular diseases//. It is the result of a research performed in Italy by the Laboratory of Genetic and Environmental Epidemiology and the Onco-Haematology Unit of the Catholic University in collaboration with the Haematology Divisi...

Therapy Decided by Risk Factors

...troke, transient ischemic attack [TIA], systematic embolism or prosthetic heart valve) or more than one moderate risk factor. According to co-chair Lars E. Rydén, M.D., Ph.D., also a fellow of all associations and professor emeritus at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, the guidelines help physicia...

Ordinary Heparin as Effective as Expensive Blood Thinner

...estimated 600,000 of those who develop a pulmonary embolism in the lungs which can be eadly....

Warfarin’s Anti-clotting Property May Cause Hemorrhagic Stroke

...ep vein thrombosis), and also to prevent pulmonary embolism in patients having chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). PI...

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