Posts Tagged ‘low-molecular-weight heparin’

Prophylaxis against Venous Thromboembolism in Ambulatory Cancer Patients

Posted by • June 27th, 2014

Patients with cancer are at increased risk for thrombosis, and those with thrombi have poorer overall survival rates than those without. In a new review article, Dr. Jean Connors from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute summarizes available data and provides guidance for determining which patients might benefit from thromboprophylaxis. The incidence of… Read More…

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

Posted by • 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…