A minimally invasive surgery combining the use of a clot-busting drug and therefore catheter to drain blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients reduce swelling and improved patients’ prognoses; according to preliminary research to be presenting in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019; a world premier meeting for researchers and…
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is warning patients and doctors, who use at-home or in-the-office medical devices to monitor levels of the blood thinner warfarin, that certain test strips used with the devices may provide inaccurate results and should not be relied upon to adjust the drug dosage. Medical product distributor Terrific Care/Medex…
A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, a loss of some federal funding and a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type.
Should healthy people take aspirin to ward off heart disease ? The notion has been controversial, and the medical advice mixed. But if you think that there are any benefits, it would be slight, and they would be counterbalanced by a matching rise in bleeding risks.
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that eosinophils, white blood cells that may have played an evolutionary role in combating parasites, but which are today responsible for chronic asthma and modern allergies may be used to eliminate malignant colon cancer cells.
Older age, smoking, and obesity were consistently associated with increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology. The study, conducted by John Gregson, Ph.D., of the department of medical statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England, and colleagues, sought to estimate the associations of major CV risk factors with VTE, defined as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has developed new guidelines for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE); the clinical practice guidelines were recently published in Blood Advances.
Higher platelet transfusion threshold appeared to increase the risk for death and major bleeding among preterm infants with severe thrombocytopenia, according to results of a randomized trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
The holidays, winter weather, and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said today it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed during Christmas and New Year's.
New research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has identified the backup for an important biological system the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body's blood supply.
For black Americans with liver cancer who underwent a liver transplant, overall survival beyond 1 year was improved if the liver donor was also a black American, results of a new study show.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) tablets are associated with a higher risk of rare but serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE), finds a large study in The BMJ today.