Infections can breed clot risk

Share this article:
Seniors suffering from any type of infection are more likely to be hospitalized for dangerous blood clots in their deep veins or lungs, a new study finds.

People whose infections develop during a previous nursing home or hospital stay are up to seven times more likely to be hospitalized for such clots, according to investigators.

“We wanted to study the triggers of hospitalization to help us understand what is driving such admissions and to think about actions we can take in order to prevent these hospitalizations,” lead author Mary Rogers, Ph.D., said. The study was published in the journal Circulation.
Share this article:

More in News

Congressman requests briefing on nursing home five-star rating system

Congressman requests briefing on nursing home five-star rating ...

A leader in Congress has called for an evaluation of the nursing home five-star rating system in light of a recent New York Times article. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) requested ...

CMS: Discharge assessments must be completed when residents transfer to a non-certified ...

Skilled nursing facilities must complete a discharge assessment when a resident is transferred from a certified to a non-certified bed, even if both beds are in the same building, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services emphasizes in a recent memorandum.

Focusing on a single word might improve nursing home residents' quality of ...

An affordable, easily implemented relaxation technique could improve nursing home residents' psychological well-being. It also could potentially boost their immune systems, according to recently published findings.