Search Tag: blood clots

Executive Health Management

Back to School: Report Card Feedback Effective for Training Surgeons?

2015 22 Dec

One-on-one feedback and written report cards are effective tools for helping surgery residents do better in preventing dangerous blood clots among hospitalised patients, according to a new Johns Hopkins study published in Annals of Surgery. Researchers explain that the feedback strategy was designed to enhance the use of correct therapy in surgery patients... Read more

ICU Management

Canadian Guidelines on DVT Released

2015 01 Oct

A panel of experts (InterEPID) has released a new Canadian guideline for the diagnosis and management of blood clots, specifically iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in the groin and thigh. The guideline, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), was developed by a team of haematologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Full-Body PET Scan Can Detect Blood Clots: Animal Study

2015 21 Sep

A new radiopharmaceutical probe developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has allowed researchers to perform full-body scans to locate hidden blood clots in an animal model, according to a report that will appear in the October issue of the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Finding the location and composition of clots... Read more

ICU Management

Anticoagulants: Tests for Checking Bleeding Unreliable?

2015 27 Aug

A new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine says coagulation tests used by physicians to check for the side effect of bleeding in patients taking blood thinners such as Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) and Eliquis® (apixaban) may not be reliable. The study found that in cases reported to poison centres, the routine labs used to monitor for clotting factors, including... Read more

IMAGING Management

PET Method Scans Whole Body for a Blood Clot

2015 20 Aug

A new imaging method — so far tested in rats — may someday enable clinicians to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot, according to researchers from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. The study was presented at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), held on 16-20... Read more

Cardiology Management

Low Risk Treatment for Blood Clots Empowers Patients

2015 20 Jul

According to companion studies published in Academic Emergency Medicine, a lower risk treatment with rivaroxaban for blood clots was found to be more effective, less costly and enabled patients to go home the same day. Blood clots that could potentially be fatal is a primary cause of emergency room visits each year. A large number of patients with this... Read more

IMAGING Management

Novel PET Tracer Pinpoints Risky Blood Clots

2015 11 Jun

Researchers have developed a molecular imaging technique that could save lives by revealing troublesome thrombi, or blood clots. Their work was presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).  "Thrombosis is the underlying cause of deadly diseases such as stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis... Read more

ICU Management

Higher VTE Risk in Lung Cancer Surgery Patients

2015 06 May

Lung cancer surgery patients are at greater risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), than previously thought, with elevated risks of complications or death. These findings are based on three separate studies that examined the problem of VTE after surgery for lung cancer, indicating... Read more

ICU Management

Injectable Polymer Could Keep Patients from Bleeding to Death

2015 13 Mar

University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that can strengthen blood clots. PolySTAT is administered in a simple shot, finds unseen or internal injuries and starts to work immediately. The paper featuring the new polymer has been published in the March issue of Science Translational Medicine. Many battlefield casualties... Read more

Cardiology Management

Venous Thromboembolism Treatments Compared

2014 16 Sep

According to a study published in JAMA, there is no significant difference in the clinical and safety outcomes associated with most treatment strategies for venous thromboembolism, a common medical condition manifested as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Venous thromboembolism is the third leading cause of cardiovascular death. There... Read more


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