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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Link Between Anemia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Dec. 16, 2015 — Study participants with anemia, defined as haemoglobin <13 g/dl in men and <12 g/dl in women, showed lower performances in verbal memory and executive functions. Furthermore, mild cognitive ... read more

Study Compares Risk of Anaphylaxis Among Marketed IV Iron Products

Nov. 17, 2015 — Recipients of intravenous (IV) iron (n = 688,183) enrolled in the fee-for-service Medicare program from January 2003 to December 2013 were the focus of recent study, which compared the risk of ... read more

Double Enzyme Hit May Explain Common Cancer Drug Side Effect

Oct. 12, 2015 — Many leukemias are caused by loss of the enzyme Pten. Some anti-leukemia treatments work by inhibiting another enzyme called Shp2. Researchers have now found that mice lacking both of these enzymes ... read more

Study of Gene Mutations in Aplastic Anemia May Help Optimize Treament

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have identified a group of genetic mutations in patients with aplastic anemia, which likely will help doctors optimize treatment for this rare and deadly blood condition. The study could ... read more

Anemia Distorts Regular Method of Diabetes Diagnosis and Questions Its Reliability

May 13, 2015 — New research highlights how anemia -- a common condition in the general population, especially in women -- can lead to a false diagnosis of diabetes based on HbA1c, when a person's blood sugar ... read more

Repurposed Anti-Cholesterol Drug Could Improve Treatment-Resistant Anemias

May 11, 2015 — Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA), a rare inherited bone marrow failure syndrome, is usually diagnosed during childhood and is typically treated with glucocorticoids that cause a host of unwanted, often ... read more

Erythropoietin Combined With Radiation Therapy Does Not Improve Local-Regional Control in Anemic Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Apr. 6, 2015 — Long-term analysis of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 9903 demonstrates that the addition of erythropoietin did not improve local-regional control for anemic patients with head and neck squamous ... read more

Frequency of Blood Tests in Heart Surgery Patients May Lead to Anemia, Transfusions

Mar. 18, 2015 — Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion, ... read more

Size of Biomarker Associated With Improved Survival Following Transplantation

Feb. 10, 2015 — Among patients with severe aplastic anemia who received stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor, longer leukocyte (white blood cells) telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) was ... read more

Iron Supplementation Improves Hemoglobin Recovery Time Following Blood Donation

Feb. 10, 2015 — Among blood donors with normal hemoglobin levels, low-dose oral iron supplementation, compared with no supplementation, reduced the time to recovery of the postdonation decrease in hemoglobin ... read more

The Battle for Iron

Feb. 6, 2015 — When we think of how we fight disease, the image of cells in our immune system fending off microbial invaders often comes to mind. Another strategy our bodies can employ is to cut off the enemy’s ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — Hemoplasmas are a group of blood borne bacteria found in a wide range of mammals, including domestic and wild cats, and can cause severe anemia. The findings of a new study have significantly ... read more

Intermittent Preventive Antimalarial Treatment for Children With Anemia

Jan. 15, 2015 — Researchers from Tanzania and South Africa have conducted an independent review to assess the effect of intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment (IPT) for children with anemia living in malaria ... read more

Drug for Rare Blood Disorder Receives Orphan Drug Status from FDA

Oct. 27, 2014 — A U.S.A-developed drug has received orphan status from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, life-threatening ... read more

Recent Kidney Policy Changes Have Not Created Racial Disparities in Care

Oct. 9, 2014 — After the implementation of a new payment system for kidney failure care and changes to dosing guidelines for anemia drugs, there were no meaningful differences by race regarding changes in ... read more

Acetate Supplements Speed Up Red Blood Cell Production, Anemia Research Shows

Sep. 29, 2014 — Researchers seeking novel treatments for anemia found that giving acetate, the major component of household vinegar, to anemic mice stimulated the formation of new red blood ... read more

Gene Mutation Discovered in Blood Disorder Aplastic Anemia

Sep. 23, 2014 — A gene mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells, has been discovered by an international team of ... read more

Sep. 12, 2014 — A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the ... read more

Common Anemia: Drug Represents First Potential Treatment

Aug. 27, 2014 — An experimental drug designed to help regulate the blood's iron supply shows promise as a viable first treatment for anemia of inflammation, according to results from the first human study of ... read more

Drug for Rare Blood Disorder, Developed in US, Receives Orphan Drug Status from EU

Aug. 26, 2014 — An American-developed drug has received orphan status in Europe this week for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to ... read more

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