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Looking back decades shows hospitalized patients need more than movement to prevent dangerous clots

Based on a systematic review of scientific studies dating back nearly 70 years, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and collaborating institutions suggest that ambulation—walking or exercising without assistance—is not sufficient alone as a preventive measure against venous thromboembolism (VTE), a potentially deadly condition in which a blood clot forms, often in the deep veins of […]

Health Problems

Risk for blood clots increased with PICC placement in children

(HealthDay)—Central venous catheter (CVC) placement with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in children is associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism (VTE), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), and CVC malfunction, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Blood. Julie Jaffray, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and colleagues enrolled patients aged 6 […]