Posts Tagged ‘aspirin’

Medicine in the Air – A Report on In-Flight Emergencies

Posted by Sushrut Jangi • May 29th, 2013

On a recent flight back to Boston, the woman sitting next to me began to have a panic attack about half an hour before we landed. “Can’t deal with turbulence,” she whimpered, grasping my arm.   She closed her eyes and began to mumble a prayer. “It’ll be okay,” I said, trying to talk her down,… Read More…

Drug-Eluting Coronary Stents

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 18th, 2013

Percutaneous coronary intervention is one of the most frequently performed therapeutic procedures in medicine. The latest review in our Drug Therapy series provides an overview of currently available devices, summarizes randomized evidence, and outlines clinical indications for use. The use of balloon angioplasty, which was limited by abrupt vessel closure owing to dissections and restenosis,… Read More…

Benefits of Aspirin for Prevention of Recurrent VTE

Posted by Jamie Colbert • November 9th, 2012

For thousands of years the bark and leaves of the willow tree have been used for alleviation of fever, aches and pains.  The Ebers Papyrus, which dates from 1500 BC and is one of the oldest surviving medical texts, mentions the use of  willow as an important component of Ancient Egyptian pharmacopeia. However, it wasn’t… Read More…

Vote for the Most Important Article, 1990-1999

Posted by Karen Buckley • July 26th, 2012

There are only five days left to vote for the NEJM article that you think was the most significant advance of the 1990s.  Which one of these was it? Vote now! Although it had previously been shown that Helicobacter pylori caused gastritis and peptic ulcers, two pioneering studies published in 1991, led by Nomura and Parsonnet,… Read More…

Aspirin Plus Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin in Women with Recurrent Miscarriage

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 24th, 2010

Approximately five percent of women trying to conceive have had two previous miscarriages, and one percent have had three. About half of these recurrent miscarriages are unexplained. Aspirin and low-molecular-weight heparin are often prescribed for women with unexplained recurrent miscarriage as standard treatment, based on the hypothesis that the condition might be caused by thrombosis… Read More…