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Cesarean Section: What Are the Associated Risks?

The natural baby delivery is through vaginal birth, but when there are worries for any complications, caesarean sections are carried to avoid risks. Though, it is recommended by doctors to have vaginal births when everything is natural. 470 more words


Where has Mema Been?

My deepest apologies for being absent for months. I cannot tell you how debilitating another attack of blood clots have been. Hospital stays, medications, and oxygen tanks have been a part of these last months and I’ve been completely exhausted. 92 more words

How should I choose between the novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs)?

Although warfarin has long been the standard treatment for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and thomboprophylaxis in atrial fibrillation (AF), the need for its frequent monitoring, potential drug interactions, and narrow therapeutic window made it far from ideal. 154 more words


The Blessing of the Blood Clot

I had a come-to-Jesus moment recently, and it has shaken me to the core. Forgive the length, but I have a story to tell.

About two months ago, just days before her 17th birthday, my daughter was taken to a local urgent care facility. 1,850 more words


Diagnostic prediction models for suspected pulmonary embolism: systematic review and independent external validation in primary care

Objective To validate all diagnostic prediction models for ruling out pulmonary embolism
that are easily applicable in primary care.
Design Systematic review followed by independent external validation study to assess… 302 more words

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World Thrombosis Day: Knowledge empowers

The bond between a father and daughter is always a little special. ¬†Like so many “daddy’s girls”, I have memories of shared experiences–like the day I got married. ¬† 605 more words