Christine Wunderlin recently told her story to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She said that when she underwent a mastectomy during her fight with breast cancer, she also lost the lymph nodes under one arm. As a result, Wunderlin soon suffered from lymphedema, which caused her left arm to swell to twice its normal size. Greg Grambor, president of Vascular PRN, a distributor of pneumatic compression equipment, says Wunderlin's case is not uncommon.
A recent study supports theories that rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of blood clots in the veins, a potentially hazardous, but manageable, condition.
A recent report shows that compression therapy can significantly reduce the cost of treating venous leg ulcers.
New research shows that inexpensive leg compression devices help prevent fatal blood clots in stroke patients.
Vascular PRN, a leading national distributor of pneumatic compression therapy equipment, now carries arterial compression systems.
Vascular PRN, a leading national distributor of pneumatic compression therapy equipment, is now offering solutions for healthcare professionals struggling to fit extra large patients with compression garments.
The drug manufacturer Bayer has paid millions of dollars to settle lawsuits involving pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The lawsuits were filed by women who used the company's Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills and subsequently developed blood clots.
Researchers have found that slightly more than half of hospitalizations for venous thromboembolism were preceded by an infection. Mary Rogers, PhD, a researcher from the University of Michigan, led the study of older adults. She found that after adjusting for other factors, there was an association between infection and nearly three times the risk of hospitalization for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism. The study focused on older adults.
Long-term care providers have many tools to help assist in wound care, but are they aware of the latest technology and techniques to help residents? Wound care specialists note that nursing home staffs need to use updated tracking systems and support surfaces to lessen problems that residents face when they are immobile or incontinent.
Researchers have busted a long-standing myth about economy class flying –coach is not a riskier area of the plane than first class when it comes to developing a blood clot on a long trip. The report recently was released in Chest, by the American College of Chest Physicians. It shows economy air travel and chances of deep vein thrombosis do not go hand in hand.