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Frail Heart Patients at High Risk for Bleeding

Posted 22 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 22, 2018 – Older heart attack patients who are frail are at increased risk for bleeding when being treated, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 129,000 heart attack patients older than 65 who were treated at 775 U.S. hospitals between early 2015 and late 2016. Those who were frail had a 50 percent higher risk of major bleeding than non-frail patients. These ...

Giving Plasma During Air Transport May Save Trauma Patients

Posted 25 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 – Giving blood plasma to seriously injured patients en route by helicopter to the hospital can improve their chances of survival, a new study suggests. The study, led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, included 500 trauma patients with severe bleeding. "These results have the power to significantly alter trauma resuscitation, and their importance to the ...

Red Cross Issues Nationwide Call for Blood Donations

Posted 9 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 – Following a blood shortage triggered by the Fourth of July holiday week, the American Red Cross on Monday called for donations of all blood types, but especially type O. There were at least 550 fewer blood drives last week than during an average week, officials explained. "Blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in – ...

Blood Type May Play Role in Death Risk After Trauma

Posted 2 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 – People with the most common blood type, type O, may be at higher risk of death after suffering severe injuries because they're more likely to have major bleeding, a new study suggests. While the study is preliminary, Japanese researcher Dr. Wataru Takayama said the "results also raise questions about how emergency transfusion of O type red blood cells to a severe trauma ...

After Another Shooting Tragedy, 'Stop the Bleed' Kits Urged for Schools

Posted 16 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 – Some of the 17 people killed Wednesday in the senseless Florida school shooting might have survived if their bleeding could have been stopped in time, experts say. Noting that it takes only 5 to 10 minutes for a gunshot victim to bleed to death, the American College of Surgeons has long pushed a nationwide program to train teachers simple but effective means of halting ...

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – Though Serena Williams commands the tennis court with ease when she plays, life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter sidelined her for six weeks. Williams tells the story of her medical ordeal in the latest issue of Vogue, published Wednesday. After an easy pregnancy, things turned precarious when she had to have an emergency C-section because ...

Blood Banks Need January Donors

Posted 9 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 – Want to make a difference right now? Consider donating some blood. That's the suggestion of experts from Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Blood bank supplies tend to be low in January because the holidays and the season's typically inclement weather often keep people from going to a donation site. But, donating blood or blood products, like platelets, ...

What to Do If Someone's Bleeding Badly

Posted 8 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 – By knowing how to stop bleeding, you could save the life of a seriously injured person. Analysis of mass tragedies such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 revealed that many victims could have been saved if bystanders had known how to control their bleeding, according to Dr. Justin Chandler, a trauma surgeon at Penn State's Hershey Medical Center. Penn ...

Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk

Posted 18 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 – New anti-clotting drugs – like Xarelto, Pradaxa and Eliquis – aren't linked with a higher risk of bleeding than the older drug warfarin, a new study finds. Many patients who suffer from blood clots in their legs – called venous thromboembolism (VTE) – or have the abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation take blood thinners to help prevent life-threatening ...

Health Tip: Giving Blood

Posted 4 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Donating blood for the first time may sound intimidating. But the process is fairly painless, takes only about 20 minutes and could help save a life. The American Red Cross explains the different types of blood donation: Whole blood – The most common and quickest type of donation, involving a pint of whole blood. The donation is typically separated into transfusable components, including red ...

Older Blood Is OK to Use in Transfusions To Critically Ill

Posted 27 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 – Using older red blood cells to give transfusions to critically ill patients doesn't appear to affect their risk of dying, Australian researchers report. It was once believed that fresh red blood cells were best suited for transfusions. But this new study adds to the evidence that older blood is just as good, if not better, the study authors said. "Red blood cells for ...

Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners

Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 – Online training for nurses increased hospital patients' use of medication that can prevent potentially deadly blood clots, a new study reveals. Nurses sometimes won't give the blood thinning drugs if patients don't want them. So researchers developed the training to teach nurses how to respond when patients say they don't want to take blood thinners. The study included ...

Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Graft Versus Host Disease

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded approval for the anti-cancer drug Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to include adults with chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD). cGVHD is a deadly condition that affects up to 70 percent of people who receive a stem cell transplant to treat cancers of the blood or bone marrow, the FDA said in a news release. The ...

10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 – Stroke survivors at high risk for bleeding from drugs meant to prevent another stroke can be identified using a new scoring system, new research contends. Many patients who have an ischemic stroke – which occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain – are given drugs to prevent another clot. But these anti-clotting medications increase the risk of bleeding ...

FDA Approves New Drug, Endari, for Sickle Cell Disease

Posted 7 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first new drug for sickle cell disease in nearly two decades. Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) helps reduce severe complications associated with the blood disorder, the agency said. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in which the red blood cells are shaped like a sickle, which limits the flow of vital ...

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