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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Thrombosis During Sepsis Is a Consequence of Protective Host Immune Responses

Nov. 16, 2015 — Researchers have, for the first time, identified how Salmonella infections that have spread to our blood and organs can lead to life-threatening ... read more

Snake Venom Could Make Surgery Safer for Patients on Blood Thinners

Nov. 11, 2015 — Preventing blood clots with drugs such as heparin has become a common practice for fighting some heart and lung conditions, and for certain surgeries. But patients who take them also need their blood ... read more

Humble Blood Cells Transformed Into 'Franken-Platelets'

Nov. 4, 2015 — Scientists have created a 'Franken-platelet' -- a supercharged blood cell -- that might be capable of healing major wounds, busting clots or blocking ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Scientists developing novel nanotherapeutics for clearing obstructed blood vessels have teamed up stroke researchers to develop a new, highly effective drug-device combination for treating ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — A hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, even in the presence of anti-coagulants, according to ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — A potential treatment for a serious clotting condition that can strike patients who receive heparin to treat or prevent blood clots may lie within reach by elucidating the structure of the protein ... read more

Blood Clots May Complicate Aortic Valve Replacements

Oct. 5, 2015 — Heart valve replacements made from tissue (bioprosthetic valves) have long been thought to be spared the complication of blood clot formation. Researchers have now found that about 15 percent of all ... read more

New Guideline Aims to Help Physicians Manage Deep Vein Blood Clots in Patients

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new Canadian guideline aims to help physicians identify and manage blood clots, specifically iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis, in the groin and thigh. The guideline, based on the latest evidence, ... read more

Whole-Body PET Scan With New Imaging Agent Can Locate Hidden Blood Clots

Sep. 15, 2015 — A novel radiopharmaceutical probe has the potential of providing physicians with information that could save the lives of patients with ischemic stroke or pulmonary embolism -- conditions caused when ... read more

Knee and Hip Replacements May Be Bad for the Heart

Aug. 31, 2015 — Contrary to recent reports, researchers found that osteoarthritis patients who had total knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, were at increased risk of heart attack ... read more

Tests Used to Measure Internal Bleeding for Patients Taking Two Popular Drugs May Not Be Reliable

Aug. 21, 2015 — While internal bleeding may be uncommon as a result of taking blood thinners such as Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) and Eliquis® (apixaban), the normal coagulation tests physicians use to check for the ... read more

Study Compares Heparin to Warfarin for Treatment of Blood Clots in Patients With Cancer

Aug. 18, 2015 — Among patients with active cancer and acute symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE; blood clots in the deep veins), the use of the low molecular-weight heparin tinzaparin daily for 6 months compared ... read more

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Can Cause Blood Clots in Lower Limbs

Aug. 17, 2015 — Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are frequently used by healthcare professionals to obtain long-term central venous access in hospitalized patients. While there are numerous benefits ... read more

Hematologist Identifies Different Limb Loss Syndromes

Aug. 12, 2015 — How people can develop limb gangrene and lose fingers and feet has baffled doctors for centuries. Now a hematologist has identified different limb loss syndromes along with explanations for what is ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Fibrin, a protein that was thought to play a key role in fracture healing, is not required, a team of researchers has discovered. Instead, the breakdown of fibrin is essential for fracture repair. ... read more

Patients at Risk for Blood Clots Are Not Receiving Recommended Treatment

Aug. 10, 2015 — Venous thromboembolism, encompassing blood clots in leg veins or clots that travel to the lungs, is the most common cause of preventable death in hospital settings. While these clots can be prevented ... read more

Hospital Penalties Based on Total Number of Blood Clots May Be Unfairly Imposed, Study Shows

July 29, 2015 — Researchers say their review of 128 medical case histories suggests that financial penalties imposed on Maryland hospitals based solely on the total number of patients who suffer blood clots in the ... read more

Research Analyzes Impact of Case Volume on Outcomes for DVT Treatment

July 24, 2015 — Patients who have lower extremity proximal deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in their leg, are increasingly undergoing minimally invasive catheter-based clot removal -- also referred to as ... read more

Gene-Sequence Swap Using CRISPR to Cure Hemophilia

July 23, 2015 — For the first time, chromosomal defects responsible for hemophilia have been corrected in patient-specific iPSCs using CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases. Hemophilia A occurs in about 1 in 5,000 male births and ... read more

Popular New Anticoagulants Drive Increase in Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

July 22, 2015 — Popular new blood thinners may be behind a surge in doctor visits to treat an irregular heartbeat, according to a new study. The heavily advertised medicines make managing atrial fibrillation simpler ... read more

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