Preventing deadly blood clots: Study finds computerized checklist better at finding best preventive strategy
A computerized checklist system designed to help physicians identify and use the best methods of preventing potentially deadly blood clots in hospitalized trauma patients dramatically reduced the number of these dangerous ...
Cardiology Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
When hospital patients have to be readmitted soon after discharge, hospitals look bad.
Health Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods is associated with a lower risk of stroke, according to new research published in the October 9, 2012, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academ ...
Health Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
The body's blood clot-busting enzymes are much busier than previously imagined, with new research showing that they also dispose of every cell that dies prematurely from disease or trauma.
Medical research Oct 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A new ground-breaking technology was recently used at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) where two cardiologists, Dr. David Birnie and Dr. Pablo Nery, implanted a new innovative leadless defibrillator, the subcutaneous ...
Cardiology Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A study that included more than 45,000 residents of Sweden with rheumatoid arthritis finds that individuals with this disease had an associated higher risk of venous thromboembolism (a blood clot that forms within a vein), ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new anticoagulant called apixaban is superior to warfarin in preventing stroke with consistent effects across a wide range of stroke and bleeding risk in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to Duke University Medical ...
Cardiology Oct 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
New findings that highlight the challenges of managing thromboembolic events in patients being treated for cancer were released at the ESMO 2012 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Vienna.
Cancer Oct 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Advisers to European Union regulators have recommended approval of a new anti-clotting drug for use by adults with a common irregular heart rhythm that boosts risk of strokes or blood clots, drugmakers Bristol-Myers ...
Medications Sep 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Despite previous studies suggesting the contrary, statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) may not prevent blood clots (venous thrombo-embolism) in adults, according to a large analysis by international researchers published ...
Cardiology Sep 18, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Resuming warfarin after gastrointestinal tract bleeding linked with lower risk for thrombosis, death
A study of patients treated with the anticoagulant medication warfarin suggests that resuming warfarin therapy after an episode of gastrointestinal tract bleeding was associated with lower risk for thrombosis (blood clot) ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The clot-inhibiting drug apixaban (trade name: Eliquis) was approved in May 2011 for the prevention of thrombosis (blood clots) after operations to replace a hip or knee joint. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the ...
Medications Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The clot stabilizer drug tranexamic acid can be administered safely to a wide range of patients with traumatic bleeding and should not be restricted to the most severe cases, a study published in the BMJ today suggests.
Cardiology Sep 11, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Structural and mechanical engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are working together to create blood flow simulations that could lead to improvements in the design of a cardiac pump for children ...
Cardiology Sep 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study shows that people who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day may be at higher risk for experiencing a stroke almost a decade and a half earlier in life than those who do not drink heavily. The research is ...
Neuroscience Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A thrombus (Greek θρόμβος), or blood clot, is the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis. It is achieved via the aggregation of platelets that form a platelet plug, and the activation of the humoral coagulation system (i.e. clotting factors). A thrombus is normal in cases of injury, but pathologic in instances of thrombosis.
Mural thrombi are thrombi adherent to the vessel wall. They are not occlusive and affect large vessels, such as heart and aorta. Grossly they appear grey-red with alternating light and dark lines (lines of Zahn) which represent bands of fibrin (darker) with entrapped white blood cells and red blood cells (lighter).
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