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Whole Blood Best for Youngest Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Posted 30 Apr 2015 by

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 – Children undergoing heart surgery do better when they get fresh whole blood from single donors instead of "component blood" from multiple donors, new research suggests. But fresh whole blood isn't typically available for pediatric heart surgery patients, said study leader Dr. David Jobes, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine at the ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions: FDA Safety Communication - Boxed Warning on Increased Mortality and Severe Renal Injury and Risk of Bleeding

Posted 26 Jun 2013 by

ISSUE: FDA has analyzed recent data that indicate an increased risk of (i) mortality and renal injury requiring renal replacement therapy in critically ill adult patients, including patients with sepsis and those admitted to the ICU; and (ii) excess bleeding particularly in patients undergoing open heart surgery in association with cardiopulmonary bypass. Refer to the FDA Safety Communication for ...

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