Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Adventitial cystic disease mimics deep venous thrombosis

(HealthDay)—Adventitial cystic disease of the common femoral vein can be mistaken for deep venous thrombosis, according to a case report published online March 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Cardiology

Many not aware of thrombosis, A deadly cardiovascular foe

Judy Kleinmann injured her hip after a motorcycle accident 12 years ago. She worked as a landscaper and later at a greenhouse before the pain made a more sedentary job in a physician's office much more attractive.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Steroid therapy increases risk of blood clots five-fold in IBD patients

Compared with biologic therapy, corticosteroid (steroid) use is associated with a nearly five-fold increase of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sickle cell trait tied to increased pulmonary embolism risk

(HealthDay)—For African-Americans, sickle cell trait is associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, but not deep vein thrombosis, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Journal of Thrombosis and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thrombosis shouldn't be taken lightly

Venous thromboembolism isn't as well known as stroke or heart attack, but this cardiovascular foe can be just as deadly.

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