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Further Signs That Too Much Sitting Can Raise Clot Risk

Posted 4 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 – It's been long known that people who sit for extended periods of time run the risk of blood clots. In fact, the condition has been dubbed economy class syndrome because it's believed it can be brought on by stretches of prolonged immobility on long-distance flights. Now, a new study out of Japan found that people fleeing a natural disaster seemed to be at risk of the ...

Fainting Rarely Tied to Blood Clot, Study Finds

Posted 29 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 – A fainting spell is rarely caused by a blood clot in the lungs, and usually doesn't warrant extensive testing, new research suggests. A study of more than 1.6 million adults treated in the emergency department after fainting – medically known as a "syncope" – found less than 1 percent had a blockage in an artery leading to the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. The ...

Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk

Posted 18 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 – New anti-clotting drugs – like Xarelto, Pradaxa and Eliquis – aren't linked with a higher risk of bleeding than the older drug warfarin, a new study finds. Many patients who suffer from blood clots in their legs – called venous thromboembolism (VTE) – or have the abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation take blood thinners to help prevent life-threatening ...

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. ...

Taking a Holiday Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots

Posted 16 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 – Many Americans will travel afar to celebrate the holidays, potentially putting themselves at risk for deadly blood clots. Sitting for long periods in a car or airplane can limit blood circulation and cause a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In DVT, blood clots form in the deep veins of the lower legs and thighs. A clot can travel through the bloodstream and ...

Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly

Posted 19 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2016 – When elderly adults suffer a fainting spell, a blood clot in the lungs may be the culprit more often than doctors have realized, a new study suggests. Italian researchers found that among 560 patients hospitalized for a first-time fainting episode, one in six had a pulmonary embolism – a potentially fatal blood clot in a lung artery. One U.S. physician said the ...

Do Hospital ICUs Raise Costs Without Boosting Survival?

Posted 9 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 – Some patients put into hospital intensive care units tend to undergo more costly and invasive procedures, often without improved outcomes, a new study finds. This is particularly true for those who have diabetic ketoacidosis (high blood sugar), a pulmonary embolism (clot in the lung), heart failure or upper gastrointestinal bleeding. In many cases, these are four common ...

Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 – Binge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost your risk of death from a blood clot in the lung, researchers warn. A lung blood clot (pulmonary embolism) typically begins as a clot in the leg or pelvis that develops due to inactivity and reduced blood flow. The clot can break free and travel to a lung and lodge in a small blood vessel, posing a ...

Safe to Use Blood Thinner Before Major Cancer Surgery, Study Finds

Posted 30 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 – Blood-thinning drugs can safely be given to certain patients before major cancer surgery, a new study suggests. Operations increase risk for blood clots in the legs, which can dislodge and travel to the lungs, a potentially fatal complication called pulmonary embolism. Blood thinners such as heparin are commonly given to patients after surgery, but there is little data ...

Too Much TV Time Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clot in Lung: Study

Posted 31 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 – People who sit around watching TV for hours on end may raise their risk for a sudden and deadly blockage of a lung artery, new research reveals. Called a pulmonary embolism, the condition is described by study author Toru Shirakawa as "a serious, sometimes fatal, lung-related vascular disease characterized by sudden onset of symptoms such as chest pain or difficulty ...

How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

Posted 7 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 – People who suffer a blood clot in the lungs with no obvious cause can ward off a new clot with extended use of blood-thinning medications, a new study shows. However, the length of time those blood thinners should be given is unclear, since their benefits wear off soon after use is discontinued, the French researchers found. The clots are called pulmonary emboli, ...

FDA Approves Savaysa (edoxaban) to Prevent Embolic Events in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Posted 12 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

January 8, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the anti-clotting drug Savaysa (edoxaban tablets) to reduce the risk of stroke and dangerous blood clots (systemic embolism) in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common types of abnormal heart rhythm. It occurs when the heart’s two upper c ...

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

Posted 24 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 – People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) – may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests. But the study only showed an association between use of the painkillers and higher clotting risk; it did not prove ...

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Posted 16 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 – Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows. In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in a lung), Canadian researchers analyzed outcomes associated with eight blood-thinning options, including ...

FDA Approves Eliquis (apixaban) for the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Posted 24 Aug 2014 by Drugs.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Eliquis for the treatment of DVT and PE, and for the reduction in the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy. Combined, DVT and PE are known as VTE. It is estimated ...

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