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Varicose Veins May Increase Risk Of Blood Clots

Findings about potential associations between varicose veins and risk of PE and PAD were less clear

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Varicose Veins are known to increase the risk of Blood clots.
Varicose Veins are known to increase the risk of blood clots.
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  • Varicose veins may increase risk of developing blood clots
  • These are the veins which have become enlarged or twisted
  • Researchers are finding ways to reduce the harm done by them

Varicose veins may increase the risk of developing potentially dangerous blood clots, according to a study.

Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet. Not much is known about them and the risk of other vascular diseases including a type of blood clot known as a deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Varicose veins are the veins which are either twisted or enlarged. Wikimedia Commons
These veins are the veins which are either twisted or enlarged. Wikimedia Commons

Researchers from China Medical University analysed 212,984 patients with varicose veins and 212,984 without them from claims data in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance programme.

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Patients were enrolled from 2001 to 2013 and followed up through 2014.The study, published in the journal JAMA, found that these veins were associated with increased risk of DVT. More research is needed to understand whether that association is causal or if it reflects a common set of risk factors, the researchers said.

These veins can also cause DVT. Pixabay
These veins can also cause DVT. Pixabay

Findings about potential associations between these veins and risk of PE and PAD were less clear because of possible confounding factors, according to Pei-Chun Chen, from China Medical University.

Since claims data does not include information for patients who do not seek medical care, the results may reflect only the risk among patients with more severe varicose veins requiring medical treatment, researchers said. IANS

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Ex-gratia Amount given to the Kin of Train Accident Victims remains Unchanged for 19 Years

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People gather as rescuers work after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Nov. 20, 2016. VOA

Bhopal, Nov 20, 2016: Even though the cost of living and medical treatment have shot up manifold in the last two decades, the ex-gratia amount given to the kin of those killed in rail accidents has remained unchanged for the last 19 years.

The Rs 4-lakh ex-gratia was fixed way back in 1997, and it continues to be the norm even today. This is in sharp contrast to the previous practice of upward revision of the amount every 10 years or so.

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In response to an RTI application filed by Chandrashekhar Gaur of Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh, the Railways Ministry informed that the ex-gratia amount was raised to Rs 50,000 in 1973, Rs 1 lakh in 1983, Rs 2 lakh in 1990 and made Rs 4 lakh in 1997.
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Gaur made the information public as Rs 3.5 lakh ex-gratia was announced by the railway authorities on Sunday for the kin of those killed in the Indore-Patna Rajendra Nagar Express derailment at Pukhrayan near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. At least 120 passengers were killed in the accident.

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“If the previous practice of revision of ex-gratia money every 9-10 years had been followed, by now the amount would have become Rs 8 lakh,” he told IANS.

On his second RTI application earlier this year, the Ministry informed him that a proposal to raise the ex-gratia amount was pending consideration of the Railway Minister.

Gaur has sought an increase in the amount to Rs 25 lakh, suggesting that if Re 1 cess is imposed on every ticket, paying this much money would not be a problem for the government. (IANS)

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