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Joint Replacement Patients Face Blood Clot Risk in Hospital

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Knee surgery associated with twice the risk compared to hip procedure, evidence review found

TUESDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- 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....

Knee surgery associated with twice the risk compared to hip procedure, evidence review found

TUESDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- One of every 100 people undergoing knee replacement surgery and 1 of 200 people having hip replacement...

Procedure May Lower Complications After Leg Clots

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Catheter-directed technique seems to ease pain, swelling after deep-vein thrombosis, study finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure in which doctors use a catheter to help reduce complications after deep vein thrombosis (DVT) appears beneficial, a new Norwegian study finds.

DVT involves a blood clot in the legs that can travel to the lungs and become even more dangerous. Nearly half of patients with a DVT can also develop a cluster of complications called post-thrombotic...

Health Tip: Help Protect Against Blood Clots

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(HealthDay News) -- Dangerous blood clots can develop if you spend too much time sitting still.

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers these suggestions to help prevent blood clots:Wear loose-fitting socks, stockings and clothing.Elevate your legs about 6 inches above your heart when you can.If your doctor recommends them, wear compression stockings.Move around and change positions frequently. Don't be still for longer than an hour at a time. Exercise as your...

Cancer Outpatients at Greater Risk for Blood Clots

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MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy most often develop blood clots after they are discharged from the hospital, according to a large new study.

Efforts to prevent this common and potentially life-threatening complication of cancer treatment should focus on outpatients -- not those still in the hospital, the researchers said.

A blood clot, also called a venous thromboembolism (VTE), is a mass of red blood cells, clotting proteins and platelets that...

More Evidence Shows Newer Forms of 'Pill' Raise Clot Risk, FDA Says

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Agency said it plans public hearing in December on safety of brands like Yaz, Yasmin

THURSDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it "remains concerned" that a newer generation of birth control pills may raise the odds for serious blood clots more than older forms of the Pill.

The announcement concerns oral contraceptives containing a newer type of progestin hormone called drospirenone, which includes Bayer's Yaz or Yasmin. According to the...