Posts Tagged ‘thrombosis’

Thrombosis Risk after 6-Weeks Postpartum

Posted by Sara Fazio • April 4th, 2014

Using administrative claims data, the authors of a new study published in NEJM found significantly increased risks for primary thrombotic events beyond the 6-week postpartum period, when the risk is well recognized to be high. However, absolute increases in risk from 7 to 12 weeks after delivery were small. Pregnancy significantly increases the risk of… Read More…

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 11th, 2013

Vitamin B12 deficiency causes reversible megaloblastic anemia, demyelinating disease, or both. Current assays have insufficient sensitivity and specificity; methylmalonic acid levels are useful to confirm diagnosis. Parenteral or highdose oral vitamin B12 is effective therapy.  The latest article in our Clinical Practice series, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, comes from Dr. Sally P. Stabler at the University… Read More…

Simple and Complex

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 4th, 2013

In the latest article in our Clinical Problem-Solving series, a 44-year-old man presented to the emergency department with chest pain that had started 1 hour earlier and had awakened him from sleep. The pain was severe, substernal, burning, radiating to the left arm, and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. When a myocardial infarction occurs in… Read More…