Tag: "transfusions" at medical news
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...treatment for anemia may reduce the risk for blood transfusions
and improve hematologic response in cancer patients, but evidence that the treatment affects survival is inconclusive, according to a new study in the April 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Anemia is a common complication am...
Improvements in critical care decrease risk of post-injury multiple organ failure
...ements in critical care and decreased use of blood transfusions
over the course of the last decade are associated ...ir injuries. At the same time, the number of blood transfusions
and proportion of patients receiving more than six units of blood decreased significantly. Blood tra...
Substituting blood transfusions
... will be able to replace the need for blood during transfusions
in the future. Researchers are modifying the genes....2]. This initiative is set to revolutionise blood transfusions
which will become largely safe especially in emerging countries such as Eastern Europe and Africa wh...
New anti-blood-thinning drug not as safe as protamine
...s, were more likely to have anemia and needed more transfusions
than patients who received protamine," Stafford-Smith said. "Additionally, patients who received heparinase I were more likely to have longer hospital stays or experience a serious adverse event, such as bleeding or infection." The trial was develope...
US heart patients receive more transfusions than international patients
...ms have significantly higher rates of bleeding and transfusions
after treatment than similar patients throughout t...y found that American heart patients receive blood transfusions
84 percent more often than Europeans and 38 percent more often than Asians after receiving the same ...
UCLA scientists discover immune response to HIV differs, even in identical twins
...ly after their 1983 births in Los Angeles by blood transfusions
administered from the same donor at the same time. Infected with the same strain of the virus, the twins continue to live in the Los Angeles area and grew up exposed to the same environmental forces. Yet their T-cell receptors (TCR) reacted different...
Bayer launches Phase III clinical study of Trasylol in elective spinal fusion surgery
...ed with the potential health risks associated with transfusions
and the rising cost of blood products, there is a ...Trasylol to reduce bleeding and the need for blood transfusions
in elective spinal fusion surgery involving three to seven vertebral levels. Over 450 adult patien...
Stroke risk returns when children with sickle cell disease stop transfusions
Stopping regular blood transfusions
in children with sickle cell disease who are at ri...of children whose stroke risk was reduced by blood transfusions
found that within a few months of halting transfusion, 14 of the 41 children resumed at-risk status ...
St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix offers special test for children with stroke risk
...identified as high-risk for a stroke receive blood transfusions
every three to four weeks to reduce their risk. Proper treatment can reduce the risk for stroke by approximately 90 percent. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. The red blood cells become sickle-shaped an...
UBC/CBS researcher invents device to boost world supply, quality of blood platelets
... and others who require life-saving blood platelet transfusions
will benefit from equipment invented by a researcher at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Blood Research (CBR). The device has the potential to minimize the loss of donated platelets and effectively increase platelet supply by up to 20 ...
Blood safety program in South Africa associated with decline in HIV-1 in blood donations
...festyle to prevent the spread of HIV through blood transfusions
and high risk behaviors," the authors conclude. (JAMA. 2006;295:519-526. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org ) Editor's Note: For information on funding/support and financial disclosures, please see the JAMA article. Editorial:...
North Central Cancer Treatment Group finding ways to make treatment easier
...difference in the proportion of patients requiring transfusions
due to low hemoglobin between the groups. Side effects, including thromboembolism (blood clot in a blood vessel) and overall survival also were similar. Hemoglobin levels were slightly greater throughout the study for the patients enrolled in the 4...
Drug that switches on genes improves myelodysplastic syndrome treatment
...patients receiving supportive care, which includes transfusions
of red blood cells and platelets. Results of the r...here was little to offer patients other than blood transfusions
and supportive care, Kantarjian says, and newer treatments, which include the use of stem cell trans...
Blood transfusions linked to increased mortality in patients suffering from cardiac episodes
...h 14, 2006) -- The controversial practice of blood transfusions
for patients suffering from cardiac episodes may l...tion (Abstract 973-234) Although opinion on blood transfusions
as post-heart attack treatment is divisive, it is common practice for patients who have recently suf...
New drug poised to radically change the treatment of severe anemias
...se with severe chronic anemias need frequent blood transfusions
to remain healthy, but such frequent transfusions
can cause a potentially deadly buildup of iron in the body, leading to heart and liver failure. The ...
Immune culprit in malaria-associated anemia
...ective alternative to the costly (and risky) blood transfusions
currently used to treat malarial anemia....
Hysterectomy type makes little difference in later sexual function
...as no significant difference in the need for blood transfusions
according to type of surgery. "An 11-minute difference in the operating room is statistically significant, but I think it's clinically irrelevant," said Sharp. "And while we would all like to hang on to every drop of blood we can get, what really ma...
Canadian Blood Services scientist invents potential alternative for high-demand blood product
... the body. Many patients with ITP rely on frequent transfusions
of IVIg in order to prevent bleeding. "Patients suffering with ITP require IVIg to prevent or control bleeding, but we don't know how it works. Dr. Lazarus' research finding brings us one step closer to understanding how we can develop better treatme...
New preservative increases shelf life of blood platelets - decreases risk of harmful reactions
...may experience, this suggests that those receiving transfusions
will better tolerate the new blood product. Sweeney explains, "Currently, platelets are stored in plasma and discarded after five days. Significantly reducing the amount of plasma would likely lessen the frequency of these adverse events." The autho...
Health risks continue well after the surgery is over
...ns postsurgically as lower body temperature, blood transfusions
and apparently volatile anesthetics actually suppr...ps such as minimizing surgical incisions, avoiding transfusions
whenever possible and, when indicated, pharmacological treatment before surgery to help reduce cardi...