Tag Archive: venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Sep 26

Most treatment strategies used to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Most treatment strategies used to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) appear to be as safe and effective as the currently recommended combination of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) plus a vitamin K antagonist; however, they are not interchangeable, suggests a large network analysis published recently in JAMA.

Aug 28

A combined analysis of two trials comparing aspirin at 100 mg/day vs placebo in patients with recent deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

A combined analysis of two trials comparing aspirin at 100 mg/day vs placebo in patients with recent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) has found that daily aspirin can reduce the adjusted recurrence risk by more than a third over three to four years after acute therapy for a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism …

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Jul 15

Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may not be associated with a greater risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may not be associated with a greater risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), reported a study conducted in Danish females. In a self–controlled case series, the rate of VTE was 0.126 per person–year in the 42 days after receipt of a vaccine dose compared with 0.159 per person–year during control periods. …

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Feb 18

The elevated risk of thrombotic events previously seen in mothers in the 6 weeks after childbirth appears to last about twice as long

The elevated risk of thrombotic events previously seen in mothers in the 6 weeks after childbirth appears to last about twice as long, though the absolute risk remains very low. According to Hooman Kamel, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City Consistent with previous research, the rate of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction …

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