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New insights may help protect against snake venom toxicity
New research may be useful for protecting against the toxic effects of snake venom. (2017-04-20)

Using genetics to guide warfarin dosing after hip, knee replacement
Among patients undergoing hip or knee replacement and treated with the blood thinner warfarin, customizing dosing to a patient's genetic and clinical profile resulted in the prevention of more adverse outcomes than clinically-guided dosing, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-09-26)

How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devices
Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts -- for the cost of a $10 microchip. (2017-10-31)

Challenging our understanding of how platelets are made
Correlative light-electron microscopy is being used to increase our knowledge of how platelets are made in the body and the results are challenging previously held understandings. (2018-06-22)

Aspirin green light for brain bleed stroke patients, study finds
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain -- known as brain haemorrhage -- can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke, a major clinical trial has found. Researchers say the findings are reassuring for the thousands of people who take the medicines to reduce their risk of heart attack and another common type of stroke caused by blood clots in the brain. (2019-05-22)

Intensive blood pressure lowering safe for clot-buster-treated stroke patients, but...
Rapidly lowering blood pressure beyond recommended targets safely reduced the risk of bleeding as a side effect in stroke patients but did not limit post-stroke disability. (2019-02-07)

UA snakebite treatment makes major advance
Giving hope that his treatment may work in humans, Vance G. Nielsen, M.D., of the University of Arizona College of Medicine -- Tucson, has published results showing his carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy can inhibit snake venom's effects for up to an hour in animals. The treatment eventually could be delivered with a device similar to an EpiPen autoinjector and stocked on ambulances and in first-aid kits. (2017-10-09)

Blueprint to reduce wasteful blood transfusions
By analyzing data from randomized clinical trials comparing blood transfusion approaches, Johns Hopkins experts, along with colleagues at Cleveland Clinic and NYU Langone Medical Center, endorse recommendations for blood transfusions that reduce blood use to improve patient safety and outcomes. Publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, the report also provides a how-to guide for launching a patient blood management program. (2017-11-20)

Lasers used to detect risk of heart attack and stroke
Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques, according to research carried out at WMG, University of Warwick, the Baker Institute and Monash University. (2017-08-18)

Structural Heart features studies on ASD closure and disparities in Watchman device access
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team features original research articles on readmissions after atrial septal defect (ASD) closure and socioeconomic disparities in access to the Watchman device in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). (2019-03-12)

Reversal agent decreases life-threatening bleeding
The blood thinner reversal agent - andexanet alfa -was effective at stopping acute major bleeding in patients taking factor Xa inhibitor blood thinners. (2019-02-07)

Aspirin use best for those with high coronary calcium, low risk of bleeding
DALLAS - Oct. 28, 2020 - An X-ray test commonly used to assess hardening of the arteries could help doctors decide whether the benefits of taking aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke outweigh the risks of bleeding from its use, UT Southwestern research suggests. (2020-10-29)

Black, Hispanic people may be more likely to have a second hemorrhagic stroke than whites
Black and Hispanic people may be more likely to have another intracerebral hemorrhage, or a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, than white people, according to a study published in the June 6, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2018-06-06)

Bowel prep oral sodium phosphate equal to fasting before capsule endoscopy for obscure GI bleeding
According to a new study from researchers in France, bowel preparation with oral sodium phosphate for capsule endoscopy in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding is no better at cleansing the small bowel than the standard method of preparation, which is an eight-hour fast before the procedure. The study appears in the June issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (2008-06-18)

In childbirth, when to begin pushing does not affect C-section rates
Obstetricians have differing opinions about when women should begin pushing during labor and whether the timing of pushing increases the likelihood of a cesarean section. Many obstetricians recommend that a woman begin pushing as soon the cervix is fully dilated, while others advise waiting until she feels the urge to push. Washington University School of Medicine led a multicenter study that found the timing of pushing has no effect on whether women deliver vaginally or by C-section. (2018-10-09)

Jury still out on aspirin a day to prevent heart attack and stroke
Munich, Germany -- 26 Aug 2018: The jury is still out on whether people at moderate risk of a first heart attack or stroke should take daily aspirin to lower their risk, according to late breaking results from the ARRIVE study presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress 2018 and with simultaneous publication in the Lancet. (2018-08-26)

Patients with cancer are more at risk of complications following heart procedure
Research led by Keele University suggests that patients with cancer who undergo a common heart procedure have worse short-term clinical outcomes compared to non-cancer patients, in the largest study undertaken to date. (2018-11-30)

Doctors more likely to prescribe preventive therapy if prompted by EMR
Penn Medicine study shows technology tied to patient records pushing doctors toward a new therapy was more effective than just peer education. (2019-03-29)

New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirin
An international research team with prominent Canadian leadership has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of life-threatening blood clots in the legs and lungs, according to a study being published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session. (2017-03-18)

NUS researchers turn fashion waste into multifunctional material
A research team led by Associate Professor Hai Minh Duong and Professor Nhan Phan-Thien from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has devised a fast, cheap and green method to convert fashion waste into highly compressible and ultralight cotton aerogels. (2018-02-12)

Use of bivalirudin for anticoagulation in interventional cardiovascular procedures
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. 149-162(14); DOI: 10.15212/CVIA.2017.0045 Zhen Ge, Jaya Chandrasekhar and Roxana Mehran from the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y., USA consider the use of bivalirudin for anticoagulation in interventional cardiovascular procedures. (2018-09-10)

Can a protein in cord blood predict risk of death, cerebral palsy in preterm infants?
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that some preterm babies born without haptoglobin, a protein in blood cells, have higher odds of brain bleeding, cerebral palsy and death. Their findings suggest that the absence of the protein could serve as a potential biomarker indicating a need for increased monitoring or other preventive interventions. (2019-03-29)

Mayo researchers say oral apixaban safe and effective for treating blood clots in cancer patients
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that an oral drug, apixaban, used to treat blood clots in patients undergoing cancer therapy, is safe and effective. The drug was associated with fewer major bleeding events and fewer recurrent blood clots, compared to low-molecular- weight heparin. Their findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology by Robert McBane II M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. (2018-12-03)

Drug to treat bleeding may benefit some stroke patients, study finds
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. (2018-05-16)

Researchers find antidepressants significantly raise risk of GI, intracranial bleeding
Nearly 13 percent of Americans 12 years and older take an antidepressant, and SSRIs are among the most frequently prescribed because they are relatively low-cost, effective and safe. However, patients taking these drugs are 40 percent more likely to develop severe gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly when they also use common over-the-counter pain relievers. (2019-01-30)

Ticagrelor has comparable safety to clopidogrel after heart attack
Among people younger than 75 years who were given clot busters to treat a heart attack, taking the more potent blood thinner ticagrelor did not increase the risk of major bleeding (the primary endpoint) compared with the standard blood thinner clopidogrel, in a trial being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. (2018-03-11)

New method may help predict risk of bleeding after stroke
A new scoring method may help predict who is at high risk of serious bleeding after a stroke, according to a study published in the Aug. 2, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2017-08-02)

Protein to stop acute cerebral hemorrhage
Korean researchers newly found thermo-responsive protein to accelerate development of biopharmaceuticals to treat brain diseases. It is expected to be used to develop biopharmaceutical for hemostasis of cerebral hemorrhage and brain tissue regeneration (2017-08-14)

Anti-inflammatory plant-based diet helps reduce gingivitis
A plant-based whole food diet reduced gingivitis in a recent randomized trial published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. (2019-04-03)

Ticagrelor for prevention after myocardial infarction: Indication of minor added benefit
In high risk of developing atherothrombotic events, ticagrelor in combination with low-dose acetylsalicylic acid is now also approved if the infarction occurred more than a year ago. (2016-07-04)

Women drive quest for insights into painful infertility condition
Women with endometriosis -- a common and painful disease linked to infertility -- have called for more studies to understand its causes and find a possible cure. Their calls are the outcome of a major consultation process -- led by the University of Edinburgh -- that has pinpointed ten priorities for future research into the disease. (2017-05-18)

Bleeding in patients treated with anticoagulants should stimulate search for cancer
Bleeding in patients treated with anticoagulants should stimulate a search for cancer, according to late breaking results from the COMPASS trial1 presented today at ESC Congress 2018. (2018-08-26)

Tulane researchers help find possible explanation for unparalleled spread of Ebola virus
The world may be closer to knowing why Ebola spreads so easily thanks to a team of researchers from Tulane University and other leading institutions who discovered a new biological activity in a small protein from the deadly virus. The team's findings were recently published in the Journal of Virology. (2017-06-06)

Apixaban -- Metabolism, pharmacologic properties and drug interactions
New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) represent direct-acting drugs functioning selectively for one specific clotting factor. Their clinical indications are the prophylaxis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, the prevention of atherothrombotic episodes of individuals with acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation (2017-11-07)

Changing patient's position helps effectiveness of colonoscopy -- especially on one side
Having patients lie on their left side while the right side of their colon is being examined can result in more polyps being found, thus increasing the effectiveness of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, according to a study in the September issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (2015-09-10)

New possibilities for using ozonized erythrocyte mass explored by UNN scientists
Lobachevsky University (UNN) researchers focused their attention on ozone therapy as a medical technology that can be successfully applied in the field of physiotherapy of pathological conditions accompanied by tissue hypoxia. (2018-07-26)

Exercise before surgery can protect both muscle and nerves, study suggests
Exercise can protect both muscle and nerves from damage caused by the restoration of blood flow after injury or surgery, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. (2019-01-22)

Look! Down in the petri dish! It's a superplatelet!
A University of British Columbia bioengineer has endowed platelets with extra powers to make the clotting process more resilient in the face of trauma. If it's proven to work in clinical situations, such 'superplatelets' might become a standard part of emergency department supplies, along with bandages, oxygen and saline. (2018-04-12)

Removable balloon is as good as permanent stent implant for opening small blocked arteries
Munich, Germany -- Aug. 28, 2018: A removable balloon is as good as a permanent stent implant for opening small blocked arteries, according to late breaking results from the BASKET-SMALL 2 trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2018 and simultaneously published in The Lancet. (2018-08-28)

New methods reveal the biomechanics of blood clotting
The ability to map both the magnitude and orientation of forces on a cell provides a powerful tool for investigating not just blood clotting but a range of biomechanical processes, from immune cell activation and embryo development to the replication and spread of cancer cells. (2017-12-19)

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