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When to test for hypercoagulability by Mark Levin Posted Fri 08 Jan 2010 10:51am Hypercoagulable states can be defined as a group of inherited or acquired conditions associated with a predisposition to venous thrombosis, arterial thrombosis, or both. Venous thromboembolic disease is the most common clinical manifestation resulting from hypercoagulable states. A number of inherited conditions can not be tested for; howeve ... Read on »
PE a commonly missed fatal disease by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 1 Comment CTPA of patient with PE Pulmonary Embolism The patient's diagnosis was made based on the CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) of the chest, which revealed multiple thrombi extending into the lobar and segmental/ subsegmental branches of the right and left pulmonary arteries. Venous Doppler ultrasonography of both lower extremities was ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
Novel Oral Anticoagulants: There's A New Sheriff In Town by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Jul 2013 3:00am Up until recently, anyone in need of long term anticoagulation turned to a vitamin K antagonist, warfarin, for outpatient use regardless of whether it was for deep venous thromboembolism, hypercoagulable state, or plain old atrial fibrillation.  When I trained, you told your patients not to eat any vitamin K rich foods.  But if you look at ... Read on »
Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT Does NOT Cause Breast Cancer, New Study by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Fri 16 Mar 2012 11:28am Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT Does NOT Cause Breast Cancer, New Study by Jeffrey Dach MD This month, a shocking new study concluded Hormone Replacement (HRT) is safe and DOES NOT cause breast cancer.  This new Lancet Oncology reports on long term follow up for the  Women's Heat ... Read on »
From RemedyFind: Causes of Fibromyalgia-- Part 3 of 3 by Stef .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 22 Jul 2008 8:23pm This isPart 3of a three-part article discussing theories about the causes / triggers of Fibromyalgia. Please understand that most of these theories have yet to be tested, let alone proven. LYME DISEASE This disease is caused by a tick bite and symptoms are very similar to FMS/CFIDS. Accurately diagnosing Lyme Disease with blood tests can be pro ... Read on »
31 Year Old Male with RUQ Pain and a History of Pericarditis. Submitted by a Med Student, with Great Commentary on Bias! by Stephen Smith Posted Fri 20 Dec 2013 1:08pm This was submitted by a fantastic medical student who wished to remain anonymous: A 31 year old male with a history of viral pericarditis one year ago presented with right upper quadrant pain. Here is his initial ED ECG: The R-wave in V4 extends to 33 mm, the computerized QTc is 372 ms ... Read on »
Statin Drugs & Blood Clots (Thromboembolism) by Robert W. Posted Sun 03 May 2009 11:26am    Health Report:   Statin Drugs & Blood Clots (Thromboembolism)  "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS Updated:  05/3/2009 The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical ... Read on »
Air Pollution & the Risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) by Robert W. Posted Sun 28 Jun 2009 6:48pm   Health Report:   Air Pollution & the Risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)         "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..." By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS       Last Updated: 06/28/2009 The information in this column is intended ... Read on »
More Evidence Links Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia Risk by Susan Berg Posted Wed 20 Mar 2013 12:00am Caregivers and healthcare professionals, here is some great information Here is a great for caregivers and healthcare professionals, Your residents will love the Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care professionals to get an ... Read on »