Tag: "bleeding" at biology news
Use of new direct thrombin inhibitor may be as effective as current standard treatment
...ted with a favorable outcome with respect to major bleeding
(1.3 percent versus 2.2 percent) and mortality rates (2.3 percent versus 3.4 percent). Laboratory evaluation showed an incidence of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALAT, commonly measured to assess liver function) elevations of 9.6 percent, which is...
Aspirin use safe and effective in patients with abnormal red cell counts (or with polycythemia)
...sed. Researchers reported no excess of major bleeding
in patients on aspirin treatment. Major, total, an...rt attacks. Some patients may experience abnormal bleeding
because their platelets are abnormal, but the major cause of death is thrombosis. The objective of ...
New advances in thrombosis help further understanding of disease prevention
...f a live, healthy baby. The safety endpoints were bleeding
episodes in newborns and mothers and thrombocytope...in mothers, a blood condition leading to increased bleeding
and decreased clotting ability. Treatment with enoxaparin significantly increased the rate of live ...
Premier international meeting provides latest news and issues in blood disorders
...tologist, such as thrombotic disorders, congenital bleeding
disorders, AIDS and hematology, immunodeficiency disorders, and therapeutic cloning and stem cell therapy. Special Awards Honoring individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of hematology, and recognizing other pro...
Platelet refrigeration method may ease shortages for transfusions, researchers report in Science
...s need them urgently. These patients are typically bleeding
severely, after major surgeries or accidents, or they may have undergone chemotherapy or bone marrow transplants. Karin Hoffmeister of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and one of the lead authors of the Science study, expects...
Patients with atrial fibrillation undertreated for stroke risk
...lly among elderly patients, because of the risk of bleeding
due to falls or frailty. However, "the risk of st...n therapy is greater than the risk of intracranial bleeding
while receiving warfarin," says Waldo. Careful attention to monitoring and maintaining appropriate ...
Researchers identify genes that may be associated with prognosis in pediatric leukemia
... Early symptoms of AML may include fever, chills, bleeding
or bruising easily, swollen lymph nodes, and other symptoms similar to those of the flu, such as feeling weak or tired all the time, with aching bones or joints. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 10,500 new cases of AML (both ped...
Infants more vulnerable to serious brain injury from falling than previously thought
...gulies said. These injuries could include internal bleeding
and prolonged or permanent nerve damage. There has been a widespread assumption that children are the physiological equivalent of miniature adults and are affected similarly in cases of head trauma. But Margulies and others are accumulating evidence...
Dengue infection more serious for elderly persons
...age" from the smallest blood vessels]. "If obvious bleeding
is not evident, it should be sought," the researchers emphasized. The article can be viewed for free in PAHO's On-line Bookstore Web site, at http://publications.paho.org . Additional information on dengue fever is available from the CDC Web site, ...
Sepsis drug fights infection, decreases hospital care over two year study
...rombotic drug, is associated with a higher rate of bleeding
(2.21 percent vs. 3.9 percent) as a side effect, E...ients could be treated with DAA before one serious bleeding
event would occur, and that the rate of bleeding
was similar among the young and old patients . More...
QuikClot (TM) will be made available to public
... that QuikClot could be helpful for the particular bleeding
problems of diabetics, hemophiliacs, and coumadin users....
Hemocellular Therapeutics establishes licensing agreement with UNC, ECU
...-federal hospitals nationwide in 1999 where active bleeding
was the primary or secondary diagnosis. In addition, tens of thousands of deaths are estimated to occur nationwide each year due to issues related to bleeding. "We see tremendous implications for this technology," said Basile. "Our primary focus, ult...
Chronic alcohol abuse damages regulating hormones
...f infections, cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, bleeding
complications and liver insufficiency. Alcohol wit...f infections, cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, bleeding
complications and liver insufficiency. During withdrawal, changes in electrolyte and water homeosta...
Bleeding disorder tied to defect in cellular transport mechanism
... another within the cell lie at the root of a rare bleeding
disorder, according to a study published in the Ju... genes of 19 patients from 12 families with a rare bleeding
disorder called Combined Deficiency of Factor V and Factor VIII, or F5F8D for short. The group has c...
Oral contraceptives increase C-reactive protein, an infIammatory biomarker
...ent cycle control, a low incidence of breakthrough bleeding
and spotting, and increased patient satisfaction. On the other hand, the current generation progestins appear less safe than earlier formulations with respect to the risk of blood clotting. Moreover, recent studies have associated current oral cont...
Phase III study results with Raptiva in the treatment of psoriasis presented at Annual AAD meeting
...ching, bothered by water, irritation, sensitivity, bleeding
and scaling. "The reduction in disease severity and rapid onset of action observed in Raptiva-treated study patients along with the positive impact on these patients' quality of life measurements provide further support for Raptiva as a potent...
Aspirin prevents polyps in colon cancer patients
...rything from stroke and ulcers to gastrointestinal bleeding
and death were also similar between the two arms of the study. The study was halted when an independent data and safety monitoring board found the statistics about the benefits of aspir...
2 US doctors stop blood clot drug study early because better results seem clear
...y 64 percent and the risk of clots, major internal bleeding
or death together by 48 percent. Dr. Stephan Moll...ring clots, and how many suffered serious internal bleeding
episodes. Of the 253 patients assigned to the placebo -- or inactive substance -- group, 37 had a ne...
Gene variant discovery could save blood in surgery
...ation contributes to a patients tendency to suffer bleeding
complications. The investigators report Feb. 25 in Circulation that cardiac surgery patients who have a different genetic form of one clotting factor lose less blood and are less likely to receive blood transfusions. The findings herald a new era in...
Researchers develop 'natural bandages' that mimic body's healing process
...he world'slargest scientific society. "If you were bleeding
and a paramedic came up to you on the street, what... they're going to rip that gauze off and start the bleeding
all over again." The new mat could be placed directly on the bleeding
site to start the clotting pr...
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