Tag Archives: thrombosis

A new drug to improve drug-eluting stents in coronary artery disease

Patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease often receive stent treatment in obstructed coronary arteries of the heart. Even though current generation drug-eluting stents perform very well in the short-term, concerns still exist about their long-term efficacy due

Spontaneous neonatal renal vein thromboses. Which ones should be treated?

Neonatal renal vein thrombosis (RVT) is a well-known condition, the treatment of which suffers from the lack of codified protocols as consequence of absent consensual guidelines. With an incidence rate between 1.3 to 2.2 cases per 100.000

Farnesoid X receptor and liver X receptor ligands initiate formation of coated platelets

Platelets play a key role in the prevention of excessive blood loss through the formation of a thrombus at the site of vessel damage. Hyper-reactive platelets lead to unwanted, excessive platelet activation and contribute to atherothrombosis that

Bleeding and thrombosis in a patient with primary antiphospholipid syndrome using norethisterone

Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune hypercoagulable state caused by specific antibodies, and it is known to be associated with the occurrence of blood clots, or thrombosis, in the veins and/or arteries.  However bleeding is rarely associated with the syndrome. Only a few cases

Fragments of erythrocyte membranes are not only able to stop the bleeding, but also are able to prevent the spread of thrombosis

Red blood cells (RBCs), also called erythrocytes, are the most common type of blood cell and principal means of delivering oxygen to body tissues. Human erythrocytes develop from stem cells into mature erythrocytes in about 7 days. When matured, in a healthy individual these

Prevention of thromboembolic complications using intermittent pneumatic compression in major brain surgery

Deep venous thrombosis is the most common adverse event after brain surgery ranging from 3 – 26%. We introduced an electric device for the compression of the legs to reduce the risk of thrombosis in the leg

Cigarette smoke enhances the release of proteins that modulates pro-thrombotic midiators in vascular cells

About 6 million people die for use or exposure to cigarette smoke; indeed smoking is the most important evitable cause of death in the developed countries, and it is a major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Chronic

A novel treatment for saphenous venous graft thrombosis

Coronary artery disease refers to narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Lack of blood supply to the heart can result in a myocardial infarction, commonly referred to as a heart attack. One way