VTE Risk After Joint Replacement: Does Anticoagulant Choice Matter?
(MedPage Today) -- Among younger patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, whether they received aspirin versus direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) did not seem to affect their risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) following surgery, a large... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 1, 2023 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Clot Risk High With Oral Contraceptives for Those at Genetic Risk
FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2023 -- Oral contraceptive (OC) use is associated with an increased risk for developing a venous thromboembolism (VTE), particularly among women with a high genetic predisposition, according to a study recently published online in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 1, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill warning after two women died just 10 days apart
Auckland, New Zealand based coroner Alex Ho released findings into the tragedies this week that recommended women should be counselled on the risks of venous thromboembolism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What can global radiology learn from Singapore?
Future healthcare success will rely heavily on giving priority to key technologies like point-of-care ultrasound, 3D printing of anatomical organs, and artificial intelligence, RSNA 2023 attendees are set to find out during Tuesday's keenly anticipated international session on Singapore. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been piloted by community health teams at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) since 2021, with positive feedback, and it can influence patient management in more than 90% of cases when combined with clinical findings, Cher Heng Tan, MD, immediate past president of the Singapore Radiological Society, told Aun...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 28, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Philip Ward Tags: RSNA 2023 Source Type: news

Apixaban Prophylaxis Fails to Reduce Clots in Pediatric ALL
(MedPage Today) -- Prophylaxis with apixaban (Eliquis) failed to reduce the rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia or lymphoma, according to results from the phase III randomized PREVAPIX... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 21, 2023 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Road to RSNA 2023: Digital X-Ray
This year’s trip along the Road to RSNA for digital x-ray features mileposts mostly set by AI research. Models will be proposed for applications ranging from predicting bone density on chest x-rays to generating complete reports on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.  Yet several presentations to be given at the meeting reminded us that issues concerning basic elements of x-ray technology remain highly important, as well as whether imaging access is equitable in the "real-world."In one, a group at the University of Washington in St. Louis asked, “How much ionizing radiation are neonatal patients exposed to during ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: 2023 2023 Digital X-Ray Preview Source Type: news

DDR and CTPA compared for assessing pulmonary thromboembolism
Thursday, November 30 | 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | R6-SSPH15-2 | Room S501During this session, early results will be presented of an ongoing pilot study comparing  dynamic digital radiography (DDR) with perfusion assessment and CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in evaluating suspected pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE).Anmol Dhawan, MD, a senior radiology resident at Bharati Hospital Pune in Pune, India, will discuss the results from 24 patients who underwent both studies to rule out PTE. The researchers analyzed differences in the two approaches in quantifying the percentage of total perfusion between both lungs and correlated fin...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: 2023 Digital X-Ray Preview Source Type: news

Features found on MRI may predict liver cancer recurrence after surgery
An algorithm based on MRI features could help clinicians predict liver cancer recurrence after patients have undergone liver resection, researchers have found. The findings could translate into better patient outcomes, wrote a team led by Hanyu Jiang, PhD, of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, in Chengdu, China. The study results were published November 7 in Radiology. "Identifying patients at high risk for advanced-stage hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver resection may improve patient survival," the group noted. Liver resection is a common treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, but its long-term eff...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 8, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Clinical News Imaging Informatics MRI Artificial Intelligence Genitourinary Radiology Source Type: news

Paxlovid Doesn't Reduce Most Post-COVID Conditions Paxlovid Doesn't Reduce Most Post-COVID Conditions
With the exception of venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism events, the antiviral drug did not reduce the incidence of post-COVID-19 conditions in a study of nearly 10,000 US veterans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 30, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Balancing the risk of stroke and bleeding in atrial fibrillation patients with a history of falls - Latt NKZ, Calvert P, Lip GYH.
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, and can lead to serious consequences such as ischemic stroke and systemic thromboembolism. The risk of thromboembolism can be reduced by anticoagulation, however many p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tenecteplase Non-inferior to Alteplase in Stroke: ATTEST-2 Tenecteplase Non-inferior to Alteplase in Stroke: ATTEST-2
This result, along with its ease of use, adds to the growing evidence that tenecteplase should be a first-line thrombolytic agent, trial investigators say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 21, 2023 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Thrombosis Day - Walk, Stretch Regularly to Move Against Thrombosis, Nigerians Told
[Vanguard] ...As global campaign promotes blood clot prevention (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Improving Outcomes in Cancer-Associated Thrombosis Improving Outcomes in Cancer-Associated Thrombosis
Explore cancer-associated thrombosis from its clinical implications to treatment advancements. This symposium offers insights on venous thromboembolism in cancer, risk assessment, and integrated patient care.Medscape Medical Affairs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Virtual Symposium Source Type: news

Strategy to Prevent Blood Clots, Deaths in Lung/GI Cancer Strategy to Prevent Blood Clots, Deaths in Lung/GI Cancer
An approach that involves stratifying patients by thrombosis risk reduced the incidence of thromboembolism and death among high-risk individuals with lung and GI cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 27, 2023 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'I'm a venous surgeon - here's the best and easiest way to cut your risk of blood clots'
A leading venous surgeon has recommended a simple movement that could be very effective at reducing your risk of deep vein thrombosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news