Tailored Doses of Enoxaparin Better Prevent VTE After Cancer Surgery Tailored Doses of Enoxaparin Better Prevent VTE After Cancer Surgery
Adjusting the doses of enoxaparin based on anti-Xa levels, instead of using standard doses, may better prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) without worsening bleeding rates in patients undergoing abdominal cancer surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

NASA Astronaut Had The First Known Blood Clot In Space
(CNN) — When astronauts encounter a medical risk on the International Space Station 250 miles up from the Earth’s surface, it’s not exactly easy for a doctor to make a house call. So when NASA researchers suspected a blood clot in one of their astronauts during a long-duration stay on the space station last year, they had to act quickly to treat the unexpected risk. The blood clot was detected during a vascular study of 11 astronauts on the station to assess the effect of space on the internal jugular vein. In zero gravity, astronauts’ blood and tissue fluid shifts toward the head. The study involve...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Offbeat Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN International Space Station NASA Source Type: news

Enoxaparin cost effective after non-orthopaedic surgery in China
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 30, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fixed-Dose Enoxaparin Prophylaxis Often Inadequate for Colorectal Surgery Fixed-Dose Enoxaparin Prophylaxis Often Inadequate for Colorectal Surgery
Most patients undergoing colorectal surgery don ' t get adequate anticoagulation from the FDA-approved 40 mg daily dose of enoxaparin, possibly setting the stage for breakthrough venous thromboembolism, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Inhixa solution for injection in pre-filled syringe (enoxaparin sodium)
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issues a Class 4 medicines defect information drug alert for Inhixa solution for injection in pre-filled syringes. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

U.S. jury sides with Amphastar over Momenta in drug patent trial
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal jury handed Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc a big win on Friday after it was accused of infringing on a patent held by Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc through its production of a generic version of the blood-thinner Lovenox. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oral Apixaban Safe for Thromboprophylaxis Before Surgery in Gynecologic Cancers
Thromboprophylaxis with oral apixaban was similar to subcutaneous enoxaparin with regard to safety outcomes in women undergoing surgery for suspected gynecologic malignancies. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Cancer Complications Gynecologic Cancers News Conferences/SGO 2017 Source Type: news

Lovenox (Enoxaparin Sodium Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Enoxaparin preferred option for VTE prevention after THR in China
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 31, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Betrixaban in Acutely Ill Bests Enoxaparin Against Strokes: APEX Betrixaban in Acutely Ill Bests Enoxaparin Against Strokes: APEX
The finding in patients hospitalized for acute illness was said to be"a wake-up message" that even those admitted for ischemic stroke or heart failure are at special risk for thrombosis."Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ENSURE-AF Trial Supports Edoxaban for Electrical Cardioversion
ROME — Results of the largest-ever randomized clinical trial of anticoagulation for electrical cardioversion of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation demonstrate that edoxaban is a safe, effective, and convenient alternative to the standard strategy of enoxaparin as a bridge to warfarin. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 29, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: Bruce Jancin Source Type: news

Blood Clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? DVT is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein. The deep veins pass through deep tissues and muscles. Muscle contractions (walking, running, activity, etc.) squeeze blood through the deep veins to the heart. The deep veins have valves which prevent blood from flowing back to the ankles and feet. The majority of blood clots are small and are usually broken down or dissolved. Large clots may form and can block the vein causing the patient to complain of pain and swelling. Homan's sign is not very specific. High index of suspicion is necessary for diagnosis. Virchow'...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news