Posts Tagged 'IVC filter'

New Research Shows High Degree of Overuse of IVC Filters in United States

ivc filters overused in united statesNew research has emerged detailing what appears to be a significant over-reliance on IVC filters by the medical community in the United States. The study was led by Dr. Riyaz Bashir of Temple University and Temple University Hospital, and found that more than one million IVC filters had been placed in patients over a ten year period.

That total accounts for an increase of IVC filter implants of roughly ...

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With IVC Filter Failures, Blood Clots Create Double Jeopardy

ivc filter complications make blood clots more dangerousThe body’s ability to stop its own bleeding is pretty incredible when you think about it. Under normal circumstances, an abrasion or cut will eventually stop bleeding on its own because your blood solidifies and coagulates to prevent any further loss. It’s one of the most important ways the body protects itself. Without this ability, a minor cut, scrape, or abrasion could turn into a life-threatening injury; a threat ...

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JAMA Study Concludes No IVC Filter Benefit in Trauma Patients

jama study concludes no ivc filter benefit in trauma patientsScience and evidence-based research is, by its very design, difficult. There are hurdles that must be overcome at every step of the way as the researcher actively searches for ways that their study could be invalidated. But, in the end, the goal of every study remains the same: to ask a question and to be able to arrive at a definitive answer; or, at the very least, ...

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IVC Filter Implantation Process Could Be Flawed from the Start

ivc filters may be flawed from the point of implantationThe Cleveland Clinic has issued a report on a recent national cohort study that details a dramatic rise in the use of IVC filters since 1999. The study focuses on Medicare beneficiaries discharged with pulmonary embolism, and suggests that doctors have found the devices to be “more palatable” because most models manufactured today can be removed.

However, the report also acknowledges a major flaw in how ...

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Overused and Easily Forgotten – The Threats of IVC Filters

threats loom large for IVC filter patientsWhen a patient is implanted with an IVC filter, they may not know it but a clock starts. Small, brittle, and with a long history of faults, the risks of injury posed by some filters start to accumulate within days of the implantation. And, perhaps unbeknownst to the patient, the longer the device stays in place, the greater the chance becomes that those risks turn into actual medical issues and ...

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Woman Says Bard IVC Filter Strut Broke Off, Became Lodged in Back

bard ivc filter lawsuit filed in missouriA Missouri woman has filed a Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuit alleging that part of the company’s G2 filter broke off and became lodged in her back. The new case will join more than 60 federal Bard IVC filter lawsuits pending in a multidistrict litigation in Arizona.

IVC filters are small, spider-shaped devices inserted into the vena cava to catch or break up blood clots before they gather ...

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