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Articles tagged ‘venous thromboembolism’

July 30, 2015

NOACs carry different bleeding risks for elderly

Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have equal efficacy to older treatments, but carry different risk of bleeding complications in the elderly, finds a study published recently in Circulation.1

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November 13, 2014

Management of DVT and pulmonary embolism in primary care

A one-day course entitled “Management of DVT and pulmonary embolism in primary care” will be held at the Centre for Professional Development, University of Birmingham, on Wednesday 11th February 2015, and again on 10th June 2015.

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September 26, 2014

AMPLIFY-EXT shows benefits of extended VTE treatment

Results of a pre-specified secondary analysis of the apixaban phase 3 AMPLIFY-EXT trial (Apixaban after the initial Management of PuLmonary embolIsm and deep vein thrombosis with First-line therapY-EXTended Treatment) were presented during the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014, held recently in Barcelona, Spain.

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August 30, 2013

Post-stroke VTE prophylaxis – are compressive stockings redundant?

Discontinuing compressive stockings for standard care in all UK stroke units did not increase venous thromboembolism incidence in routine clinical practice, according to a study1 published recently in Stroke.

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September 27, 2012

Royal colleges advise professions of cost-effective prevention for VTE

The four professions (Royal College of Physicians, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing and Royal Pharmaceutical Society) have come together to review the evidence for prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE), and advise their members to follow NICE recommendations on risk assessment and prevention for VTE.

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March 9, 2012

NICE updates evidence on VTE risk

Improved understanding of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the best interventions for it are the focus of the latest Evidence Update1 from NHS Evidence. The update summarises new data relevant to National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline 92.

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September 20, 2010

Dabigatran Features In New AF Guidelines

The new European Society of Cardiology (ESC)guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF), have now included guidance on the role of a novel oral treatment, dabigatran etexilate, for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with AF (1)

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January 20, 2010

2010 NHS Operating Framework Mandates Venous Thromboembolism Prevention in the NHS

The All-Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group (APPTG) has recently welcomed the Department of Health’s (DH) decision to mandate venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention in the Operating Framework for the NHS in 2010/11. The All Party Group has been campaigning for its inclusion as a key step in reducing up to 25,000 annual avoidable deaths and saving the NHS over half a billion pounds a year.

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