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FDA grants 510(k) approval forFlowTriever System for treatment of pulmonary embolism.- Inari Medical Inc.

Inari Medical, Inc., has announced the FlowTriever System has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (“PE”)....

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Opsumit filed with FDA for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.- Actelion Pharma.

Actelion Pharmaceuticals announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the FDA seeking to expand the indication...

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CHMP does not recommend Bevyxxa for prevention of venous thromboembolism in adults.- Portola Pharma.

Portola Pharmaceuticals announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has...

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Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients.

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Guidelines

British Thoracic Society Guideline for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism (PE)

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) Guideline for the initial OP management of PE provides guidance on how to risk-stratify patients with suspected and confirmed PE and subsequently manage them in an OP or ambulatory care setting.

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Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

VTE is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein. It most commonly occurs in the...

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BSH Guideline: management of thrombotic and haemostatic issues in paediatric malignancy

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding are serious complications of cancer and its treatment. A recent survey of UK paediatric haematologists and oncologists identified a broad variety of practice in the management of issues...

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Journal articles

Rivaroxaban vs Warfarin and Risk of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome among Patients with Venous Thromboembolism.

The effectiveness of rivaroxaban to reduce post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with venous thromboembolism is largely unknown. We compared rates of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients given rivaroxaban versus warfarin...

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Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.

Clinical trials and meta-analyses have suggested that aspirin may be effective for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (proximal deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) after total hip or total knee arthroplasty, but comparisons...

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Rivaroxaban or Aspirin for Extended Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism.

Background: Although many patients with venous thromboembolism require extended treatment, it is uncertain whether it is better to use full- or lower-intensity anticoagulation therapy or aspirin.

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Clinical trials

A Study to Investigate Different Doses of BAY1213790 to Prevent Blood Clots in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery (FOXTROT)

This study is to compare the study drug BAY1213790 to existing therapies, ie Enoxaparin or Apixaban for the prevention of blood clotting and safety in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

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Reduced-dosed Rivaroxaban in the Long-term Prevention of Recurrent Symptomatic VTE(Venous Thromboembolism) (EinsteinChoice)

This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, event-driven, superiority study for efficacy.
Patients with confirmed symptomatic DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) or PE (Pulmonary embolism)...

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Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Comparing Rivaroxaban to Aspirin Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty (EPCAT II)

In this study the investigators want to look at whether using aspirin instead of rivaroxaban (after initial treatment with rivaroxaban) works as well at preventing blood clots while also reducing risk of bleeding...

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David Warriner

Dr David R Warriner is currently a Cardiology Registrar practising in South Yorkshire. Dr Warriner's clinical and research interests include heart failure, exercise physiology, physiological modelling, sports medicine and medical education. In his free time, Dr Warriner loves reading ... Read more

What is Overdiagnosis?

Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of disease that will cause neither morbidity nor mortality during a patient’s lifetime. Doctors are trained to listen, examine, test, diagnose and treat patients, but we are not warned of the possible dangers of “diseases”, the diagnosis of which will not benefit the patient and may also lead to harm. I would argue that the Hippocratic oath, in particular “Primum non nocere” (first, do no harm) should be at the forefront of every clinician’s mind when seeing patients.