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Draining Blood From The Brain Of Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients May Prevent Death

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…

Test strips

FDA warns that some home-use test strips may provide inaccurate results

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…

Smoking, Obesity, Older Age Predict VTE Risk

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.