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Stephan Moll, MD writes… A research study is being conducted at the University of Minnesota by Dr. Pamela Lutsey. The goal of the study is to learn more about patients’ concerns and preferences regarding blood thinner use for the treatment of DVT and PE. The results will help investigators better create future clinical studies to improve treatment of DVT and PE. This is NOT a pharmaceutical industry or marketing survey. If you are a patient who has had a DVT or PE it would be great if you were willing to take the short survey. It will take about 10 minutes to complete. Thank you very much. The following link will direct you to the secure survey site: z.umn.edu/vtesurvey.
Last updated: Jan 28,2016
Stephan Moll, MD writes… In general: “Yes”. Many people who take blood thinners are able to safely dive. However, there are a few things to consider for the individual on blood thinners who wants to go scuba diving: Read the rest of this entry »
Stephan Moll, MD writes… The annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) took place this month (Dec 6-12th, 2013) in New Orleans. Relatively few new data about blood clots and blood thinners that have an impact on clinical management were presented. I found no practice-changing abstract. The clinically relevant highlights, summarized for health care professionals, are discussed here.
Disclosure: I have been a consultant for Boehringer-Ingelheim, Daiichi, Janssen, and CSL Behring.
Last Updated: Dec 31st, 2013
The annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH; www.hematology.org) took place in San Diego from Dec 10-13, 2011. Clinically interesting and relevant abstracts on thrombosis and anticoagulation are summarized and put into a clinical perspective in this summary document. This document is prepared for health care professionals, not patients, but the interested non-medical reader may find it interesting to glance over the topics Read the rest of this entry »
Beth Waldron, Program Director of Clot Connect writes…
Research has shown that effective communication between a patient and their doctor can improve the patient’s health outcome.[i] If you have been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), you understandably have many questions. In an ideal world, a health care provider would have enough time to answer all your questions clearly. In today’s busy health care environment, this often doesn’t happen.
How can you make the best use of limited time with your doctor during an office visit? Coming to an office visit prepared and organized is essential to communicating quickly and effectively your concerns. Here are some tips:
A 28-year-old woman presents with worsening painless reddish-purple discoloration of both feet. Symptoms started one year ago when she noticed that the creases of her toes were somewhat more purplish discolored. Read the rest of this entry »