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Man Suffers Three failed IVC Filter Retrievals

What was meant to be a temporary IVC filter is now a permanent one after the medical device became tilted and embedded in the patient’s vein. According to the Daily Hornet, David T. received the Option retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter on Dec. 11, 2011, at Holmes Regional Medical Center located in Melbourne, Florida. David had a history of pulmonary embolism, a life-threatening condition in which blood clots enter the lungs. He was also diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which are blood clots in the lower limbs. On Dec. 11, 2015, precisely three years later, David went to the hospital to have ... Read More

Dangerous blood clots more likely during first six months of testosterone treatment

Men using testosterone replacement therapy have a 63 percent increased risk of developing life threatening blood clots during the first six months of treatment, but this testosterone side effect may have run under the radar in previous studies due to methodological issues, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Blood clots that start in the vein are called venous thromboembolism (VTE). The two types of VTE include deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a clot in the deep vein, usually the leg but can be in the arm or other veins; and pulmonary embolism (PE), when a DVT clot ... Read More

New blood clot warning added to safety labels of testosterone replacement therapies

The safety labels of testosterone replacement treatments have been updated to include warnings of an increased risk of life threatening blood clots. The update comes on the heels of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety alert notifying the public that during an ongoing investigation into cardiovascular risks with testosterone treatments, researchers uncovered a number of reports of thromboembolic events, or blood clots, in men using the hormone replacement products. The new warnings were added to the labels of the following testosterone therapies: Androderm transdermal system, AndroGel gel (1% and 1.62%), Aveed injection, Delatestryl injection, Fortesta gel, Striant buccal system, ... Read More

Estrogen patches carry new warnings for cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia

Estraderm transdermal system used to treat symptoms of menopause has a new black box warning added to its safety label. The new label warns of endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disorders, breast cancer, and probable dementia. Black box warnings, or boxed warnings, are the strongest warning that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires, and signifies that medical studies indicate that the drug carries a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects. The Estraderm (estradiol) transdermal system is a patch that is placed on the trunk of the body to deliver the hormone estrogen to treat menopause symptoms including hot flashes, vaginal dryness ... Read More

Tennis star’s blood clot scare helps raise awareness

Tennis star Serena Williams has been sidelined because of pulmonary embolisms, or blood clots in the arteries of the lungs. Often, pulmonary embolisms are caused by blood clots that originate in the legs and then travel up to the lungs. This type of blood clots are known as deep vein thrombosis, or DVTs. Blood clots can occur after some surgeries, when people travel long distances, or sit in cramped positions for long periods of time. It can also be caused by medications, especially birth control pills. Some oral contraceptives may carry a greater risk for blood clots. For example, Bayer, ... Read More

‘Should I still be on Yasmin?’

“Should I still be on Yasmin?” asks Beth on a Drugs.com forum. The woman has been taking the popular birth control pills for two years and suddenly developed migraines with blurry vision. Soon after, she had knee surgery and developed a very large blood clot in her leg, called a deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. Doctors put her on the blood thinner coumadin and told her to continue taking Yasmin, but Beth is worried. “I’m swelled up like a balloon,” she writes. “Should I really still be on Yasmin?” There are more than 2,000 women across the country who would ... Read More

Medical community wants to raise awareness of preventable blood clots

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are growing public health problems that affect an estimated 1 million Americans each year and kill as many as 300,000, according to a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM), a publication of the American College of Preventative Medicine (ACPM) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). The supplement, Blood Disorders in Public Health – Making the Connection, was released last week in conjunction with the National Conference on Blood Disorders in Public Health in Atlanta, Ga. DVT is a common disorder, but it is highly preventable, ... Read More

Southern Illinois district court to handle Yaz lawsuits

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Washington D.C. has chosen the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Illinois in East St. Louis to handle multidistrict litigation for what could be as many as 25,000 Yaz lawsuits. Chief Judge David Herndon will preside over the pre-trial proceedings, which have been filed by plaintiffs in all parts of the country against Bayer, the manufacturer of the popular oral contraceptive. Yaz incorporates a unique progestin, drospirenone, with ethinyl estradiol, a more common ingredient used in birth control drugs. Many women who have been injured after starting a Yaz regimen allege ... Read More

Ohio mother sues Bayer, alleging Yaz caused blood clot

A 30-year-old mother of three has joined the hundreds of women who have filed lawsuits against Bayer HealthCare, alleging that her use of the birth-control pill Yaz caused her to develop life-threatening blood clots in her left leg. The plaintiff, who resides in Belpre, Ohio, had been taking Yaz for about a year when she developed deep vein thrombosis in her leg. She spent three days in the hospital, where like many other women who use Yaz, she was put on a regimen of blood thinners to dissolve the clot and reduce the swelling in her leg. Deep vein thrombosis ... Read More