Posts Tagged 'blood clots'

Broken blood clot filter causes problems

A story from WNDU out of Indiana concerns a woman who needed surgery because a filter implanted in one of her veins to prevent blood clots broke apart.

Susan Karnstedt first became aware that something was wrong when she began suffering severe abdominal pain, the story says. She initially thought it was something she’d eaten.

But a CT scan revealed that the problem was actually an IVC filter she’d had ...

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Cancer creates added risk of blood clots

The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis says patients who are fighting cancer are at increased risk for developing the condition. It recommends that you talk to your physician about whether or not you’re at risk, and what you can do to minimize that risk.

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the large veins, usually in the lower limbs, and leads to either partially or ...

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FDA warns about blood clot filters

A report in the Boston Globe concerns a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning that filters meant to stop blood clots from reaching the lungs can move or break, with potentially deadly consequences for patients.

The FDA issued an advisory to doctors and patients, informing them that the agency had received more than 900 reports about the devices since 2005. The filters, which are inserted in an abdominal vein, ...

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Conditions from stroke can linger

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have suffered a stroke can regain a good deal of their independence with proper treatment and therapy.

But the condition might still cause a number of lingering effects that stroke sufferers must contend with. The CDC says social workers can help patients find quality care services and family caregiver support before they leave the hospital, in order to continue their ...

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Study: Younger people suffering stroke

New research indicates that strokes are affecting younger people when compared with rates 20 years ago, according to a story on WEKU Public Radio out of Kentucky.

The study was published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and examined occurrences of strokes in people between the ages 20 and 54 in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The analysis included only first-ever strokes.

Researchers concluded ...

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Bayer contending with problems from Yaz

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is purchasing Schiff Nutrition International, an American vitamins maker, for $1.2 billion, Reuters reports.

According to Reuters, many pharmaceutical companies are looking to expand into non-prescription drugs. Although non-prescription drugs don’t pull in as much money as their prescription counterparts, they’re also steadier because they don’t carry risks such as clinical trial failures and patent expiries.

The story notes that some prescription medications have been causing problems for the ...

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