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There May Be a Big Medical Upside to Being Short

Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 – There may be at least one advantage to being short: a lower risk for dangerous blood clots in the veins, a new study shows. These clots, called venous thromboembolisms, include blockages known as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis), which typically start in the legs and can travel to the lungs, raising a person's odds for stroke. Sometimes DVTs occur after long-haul flights, so ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Eliquis (apixaban) 5 mg tablets: Recall One Lot- Bottle labeled as Eliquis 5 mg was found to contain Eliquis 2.5 mg tablets

Posted 13 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is voluntarily recalling one lot (#HN0063) of Eliquis 5 mg tablets to the consumer level. This lot was distributed nationwide in the U.S. to wholesalers and retail pharmacies in February 2017. Bristol-Myers Squibb is taking this precautionary measure based on a customer complaint that a bottle labeled as Eliquis 5 mg was found to contain Eliquis 2.5 mg tablets. ...

After Hip Replacement, Therapy at Home May Be Effective

Posted 4 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 – Surgeons often recommend outpatient physical therapy to help hip replacement patients get moving again, but researchers report that a home exercise program may work just as well. Experts say that physical therapy plays a vital role in recovery after hip replacement. And this new study of 77 patients found they obtained similar results no matter which therapy option they ...

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Posted 4 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- A dangerous condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein deep inside the body. The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute mentions these potential risk factors: Having had a previous DVT, or taking medication that thickens the blood or promotes clotting. Having had surgery, a broken bone or other injury that affects a deep vein. Having reduced ...

FDA Approves Eliquis to Reduce Risk of Blood Clots Following Hip Or Knee Replacement Surgery

Posted 18 Mar 2014 by Drugs.com

PRINCETON, N.J. & NEW YORK-- Friday, March 14, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Eliquis (apixaban) for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have ...

Hip Surgery Increases Stroke Risk in Older Patients: Study

Posted 9 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 9 – Patients who undergo total hip replacement are at greatly increased risk for stroke in the first few weeks after their surgery, a large new study says. The findings suggest that elderly people need to weigh the benefits of hip replacement against the risk of stroke, according to the researchers. The investigators compared more than 66,000 people in Denmark who had total hip ...

FDA Expands Use of Xarelto to Treat, Reduce Recurrence of Blood Clots

Posted 2 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

November 2, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to include treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), and to reduce the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial treatment. Blood clots occur when blood thickens and clumps together. DVT is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein ...

Joint Replacement Patients Face Blood Clot Risk in Hospital

Posted 17 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 17 – One of every 100 people undergoing knee replacement surgery and 1 of 200 people having hip replacement surgery will develop a blood clot before they leave the hospital, even if they take steps to prevent the development of these blood clots, a new evidence review suggests. A deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot can form deep within the veins, usually in the leg. The real ...

FDA Approves Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis in Patients Undergoing Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

Posted 1 Jul 2011 by Drugs.com

Raritan, NJ (July 1, 2011) — Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban tablets), a novel, once-daily, oral anticoagulant for the prevention (prophylaxis) of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which may lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE) in people undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. "The approval of once-daily X ...

New Anti-Clotting Drug May Work Better After Hip Replacement

Posted 24 Dec 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22 – A new drug, apixaban, may be better for preventing dangerous blood clots in the legs and lungs after hip replacement surgery than a commonly used older drug, a new study finds. Researchers in Denmark compared the two anti-clotting drugs in a head-to-head test involving about 5,400 hip replacement patients. About 3.9 percent of patients given the older drug, enoxaparin, ...

Compression Device May Outperform Meds After Hip Surgery

Posted 8 Apr 2010 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 8 – After hip replacement surgery, a compression device works as well as medication – and is safer – for preventing blood clots, a new study suggests. "This device is as useful as blood thinners for the reduction of blood clots after hip replacement, and it's superior in safety," said study co-author Dr. Douglas E. Padgett, chief of adult reconstruction and joint replacement at ...

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