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IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Elderly Patients With PE

January 15, 2019 Share this content: Patients who received an IVC filter had higher 30-day mortality compared with those who did not receive a filter. In elderly patients hospitalized with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent subsequent PE may actually increase the risk for 30-day and 1-year… Read More »

When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives

They are patients with diseases that mystify doctors, people whose symptoms are dismissed as psychosomatic, who have been given misdiagnosis upon misdiagnosis. They have confounded experts and have exhausted every hope save one. And so they wind up in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, a federally funded project that now includes 12 clinical centers, including one… Read More »

'Widespread and dangerous': Facing medical uncertainty, doctors tell patients it's all in their heads

But that doctor was proved wrong when an MRI showed that the girl had acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, a polio-like disease that’s struck hundreds of children since 2014. Erin Olivera, mother of a child with AFM and founder of a private Facebook page for parents of 400 children with the disease, says Bailey’s experience… Read More »