Credit: CC0 Public Domain A drug treatment, already approved for use in patients, could offer new hope for some patients with brain bleeding and strokes. New research, led by the University of Glasgow and published today in Human Molecular Genetics, has shown that the compound sodium phenyl butyric acid could be used to reduce brain […]Continue Reading ...
A new study published in Circulation showed that fish oil — which contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA — did not increase perioperative bleeding in surgery patients. In fact, higher blood omega-3 levels were associated with lower risk of bleeding. To explore the question of whether high-dose EPA+DHA supplementation affects the risk for bleeding in […]Continue Reading ...
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Mary D’Alton, MD, chair of obstetrics & gynecology, will be leading a 111-patient clinical trial to test a new device that may prevent mothers from bleeding to death after childbirth.Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Some first-trimester bleeding occurs in up to 1 in every 4 pregnancies. Now, new research suggests that if bleeding extends beyond a day there could be implications for baby’s birth weight. The study involved more than 2,300 healthy, non-obese pregnant women. Babies born at term to women who experienced more than a day of bleeding […]Continue Reading ...
Bleeding in patients treated with anticoagulants should stimulate a search for cancer, according to late breaking results from the COMPASS trial presented today at ESC Congress 2018. Professor John Eikelboom, principal investigator, of the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, said: “In patients with stable coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease, the […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 — Among a cohort of individuals without cardiovascular disease (CVD) not receiving antiplatelet therapy, most major bleeding events involved gastrointestinal bleeding and 7 percent of bleeding events were fatal, according to a study published online June 26 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Vanessa Selak, Ph.D., from the University […]Continue Reading ...
What are Coagulation Factor Tests? Coagulation factors are proteins in the blood that help control bleeding. You have several different coagulation factors in your blood. When you get a cut or other injury that causes bleeding, your coagulation factors work together to form a blood clot. The clot stops you from losing too much blood. […]Continue Reading ...
A Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study published today in JAMA shows that patients already at higher risk for gastrointestinal bleeding gain a marked protection from this risk when they take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in combination with an oral anticoagulant. Oral anticoagulants, which prevent blood clot formation, are among the most widely prescribed […]Continue Reading ...
A new oral drug significantly reduced menstrual bleeding for women with the most common gynecologic tumors in the United States – benign tumors that disproportionately affect African-Americans, an international clinical trial found. In the five-country study, Elagolix reduced bleeding in more than 90 percent of premenopausal women who had heavy menstrual bleeding associated with fibroid […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 — For patients with hemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors, emicizumab prophylaxis leads to a significantly reduced bleeding rate, according to a study published in the Aug. 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Johnny Mahlangu, M.B., B.Ch., from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and colleagues randomized patients […]Continue Reading ...
Patients with cardiovascular disease who develop major internal bleeding are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, a large international clinical trial has found. Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are 18 times more likely to be diagnosed with GI tract cancer, and those who major genitourinary (GU) tract bleeding are 80-fold more likely to […]Continue Reading ...
To reduce excessive bleeding at childbirth, the routine administration of a uterotonic drug called Oxytocin which contracts the uterus has become standard practice across the world. Credit: University of Birmingham New evidence from a Cochrane review published today, led by a University of Birmingham scientist, suggests that alternative drugs may be more effective than the […]Continue Reading ...
News Release Wednesday, May 9, 2018 NIH study cautions that more research is needed to determine if this small difference in weight poses a health risk. Women who experience vaginal bleeding for more than one day during the first trimester of pregnancy may be more likely to have a smaller baby, compared to women who […]Continue Reading ...
May 16, 2018 Patients with stroke caused by bleeding on the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage) may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth, an international trial has revealed. The study, led by experts at The University of Nottingham and funded by the National Institute for […]Continue Reading ...
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