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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)

The current state of transradial access
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. 149-162(14); DOI: doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0032 Jennifer A. Rymer and Sunil V. Rao from the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, N.C., USA consider the current state of transradial access. (2018-09-10)

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)

How common is endometrial cancer in women with postmenopausal bleeding?
Postmenopausal bleeding is a common symptom among most women with endometrial cancer but most women with postmenopausal bleeding won't be diagnosed with endometrial cancer, findings that raise questions about how to best manage postmenopausal bleeding for the early detection of endometrial cancer. (2018-08-06)

Low-dose anticoagulation therapy used with new design mechanical heart valve lowers bleeding risk
Investigators show that lower dose anticoagulation therapy, combined with low-dose aspirin, resulted in a reduction of 55 to 60 percent of the incidence of adverse bleeding events without significant increases in stroke, transient ischemic attack or total neurological events when used in conjunction with the On-X mechanical aortic valve. (2013-05-06)

Study by blood doctors a breakthrough for hemophiliacs
The HAVEN 3 study found that a new type of protein, emicizumab (trade name: Hemlibra), can be administered subcutaneously, rather than intravenously, and that it does not cause an immune response which prevents blood from clotting. (2018-08-30)

Baby aspirin better for your health, University of Kentucky study says
Nearly a quarter of a million Americans each year may be hospitalized with bleeding complications caused by needlessly taking a daily dose of an adult-sized aspirin rather than a baby aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke. (2007-05-08)

Atrial fibrillation and blood pressure: More than just a number (AFFIRM)
New research presented at ESC Congress today shows, for the first time, that blood pressure control is pivotal in reducing major bleeding and stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). (2017-08-28)

Aspirin found not to prolong healthy aging
Taking a low-dose aspirin daily does not prolong healthy living in older adults, according to findings from the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial published online Sept. 16 in three papers in The New England Journal of Medicine. (2018-09-17)

Bleeding, not inflammation, is major cause of early lung infection death
Researchers believe they have discovered why a bacterial lung infection is so lethal in the early stages, and it's not what medical authorities had thought, according to research published Aug. 23 in the journal Immunity. (2007-08-27)

CWRU research finds first oral bacteria linking a mother and her stillborn baby
Yiping Han, a researcher from department of periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, reports the first documented link between a mother with pregnancy-associated gum disease to the death of her fetus. (2010-01-21)

New study shows that fish oil does not increase bleeding risk in surgery patients
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. (2018-12-04)

Analyzing aspirin use in patients without cardiovascular disease
This study analyzed combined results from 13 randomized clinical trials with more than 164,000 participants to assess aspirin use with the prevention of cardiovascular events and bleeding in people without cardiovascular disease. Results suggest aspirin use was associated with lower risk (absolute risk reduction of 0.38 percent) for cardiovascular events (a composite of cardiovascular death, nonfatal heart attack and nonfatal stroke) and increased risk of major bleeding (absolute risk increase of 0.47 percent). (2019-01-22)

Blood-thinner with no bleeding side-effects is here
In a study led by EPFL, scientists have developed a synthetic blood-thinner that, unlike all others, doesn't cause bleeding side-effects. The highly potent, highly selective, and highly stable molecule can suppress thrombosis while letting blood clot normally following injury. (2020-08-04)

No Increase in Bleeding Complications with Rivaroxaban Post-ACS
Patients with acute coronary syndrome who were treated with the blood-thinning drug rivaroxaban in addition to an antiplatelet medication (clopidogrel or ticagrelor) experienced no increase in bleeding complications compared with patients who received the standard treatment of aspirin plus an antiplatelet drug, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session. (2017-03-18)

Study details death risks associated with long-term antiplatelet therapy
A study by a multi-institutional research team has tracked the long-term incidence of death following ischemic and bleeding events occurring in patients more than one year after placement of a coronary stent. (2017-03-15)

Extended use of oral anticoagulant after hospital discharge reduces non-fatal blood clots
Munich, Germany -- Aug. 26, 2018: The use of an oral anticoagulant medicine in medically ill patients for 45 days following their discharge from the hospital reduces the rate of non-fatal symptomatic blood clots with no impact on fatal blood clots, according to late breaking results from the MARINER trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress 2018 and published in The New England Journal of Medicine. (2018-08-26)

New therapeutic approach against leukemia
Using an RNA molecule complex, researchers can prevent retention of cancer stem cell in their tumor supporting niche (2020-10-23)

Study reports progress in preventing bleeding in atrial fibrillation
A new study led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center testing the safety and effectiveness of anticoagulant strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo stenting procedures has shown that therapies combining the anticoagulant drug rivaroxaban with either single or dual anti-platelet therapy were more effective in preventing bleeding complications than the current standard of care. (2016-11-14)

Study: More than one-third of patients risk major bleeding by doubling up on blood thinners
A new study finds patients were taking too many antithrombotics for no reason, leading to a significant increase in bleeding events. (2019-03-04)

Study finds tube placement may not be necessary for treating upper GI bleeds
For many of the millions of patients treated annually in hospitals for upper gastrointestinal bleeding, there is little value in placing a nasogastric tube in patients to determine the source of that bleeding or size of a lesion, report investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Florida at Jacksonville in an article published online ahead of print by the Journal of Investigative Medicine. (2017-03-20)

Yale researchers unravel mystery of brain aneurysms
Yale researchers have taken the first critical steps in unraveling the mysteries of brain aneurysms, the often fatal rupturing of blood vessels that afflicts 500,000 people worldwide each year and nearly killed Vice President-elect Joseph Biden two decades ago. (2008-11-09)

Frequent use of aspirin can lead to increased bleeding
A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that taking aspirin on a regular basis to prevent heart attacks and strokes, can lead to an increase risk of almost 50 percent in major bleeding episodes. (2019-01-22)

Bleeding disorders going undiagnosed; new guidelines to help
Nearly one percent of the population suffers from bleeding disorders, yet many women don't know they have one because doctors aren't looking for the condition, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. (2009-06-02)

Antidote can deactivate new form of heparin
Low-molecular-weight heparin is commonly used in surgeries to prevent dangerous blood clots. But when patients experience the other extreme -- uncontrolled bleeding -- in response to low-molecular-weight heparin, there is no antidote. (2014-02-26)

Ticagrelor is as safe and effective as clopidogrel after heart attack
Patients given clot busters to treat a heart attack fared equally well if they were given the standard blood thinning medication clopidogrel versus the newer, more potent drug ticagrelor, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)

Octapharma presents research on congenital & acquired bleeding disorders at ASH Meeting
Octapharma USA will present multiple clinical research posters focused on the efficacy and safety of fibryga®, Fibrinogen (Human) Lyophilized Powder for Reconstitution, for Intravenous Use in the treatment of congenital and acquired bleeding disorders during the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, a virtual medical congress to be held December 5 - 8, 2020. (2020-12-03)

Severely bleeding patients must receive lifesaving drug within minutes, not hours
Major bleeds must be treated with tranexamic acid (TXA) as fast as possible since deaths occur quickly and the drug's life-saving benefits diminish with each passing minute, according to a new study published in The Lancet. (2017-11-07)

Canadians told to stop taking aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke
If you've never had a heart attack or stroke, you likely should not be taking aspirin to prevent them, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Alberta Kolber reviewed three large, randomized, placebo-controlled studies published in 2018 that showed the risk of major internal bleeding associated with taking an aspirin a day is higher than any preventative benefits. (2019-10-02)

Sweat may pass on hepatitis B in contact sports
Sweat may be another way to pass on hepatitis B infection during contact sports, suggests research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Hepatitis B virus attacks the liver and can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure and death. (2007-03-01)

In-person training proves most effective method to educate laypeople in bleeding control
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital devised the PATTS Trial (Public Access and Tourniquet Training Study) to measure how effective different training methods are in preparing laypeople, the non-medical public, to control bleeding with a tourniquet and whether they could retain that skill. (2018-05-09)

Results from the DAPT STEMI trial reported at TCT 2017
The first trial to evaluate the safety of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for less than 12 months in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) found six months of DAPT was non-inferior to 12 months of DAPT among patients treated with second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES). (2017-11-02)

Experimental vaccine may reduce post-stroke blood clot risk
An experimental vaccine might one day protect ischemic stroke survivors from developing blood clots and subsequent strokes. The vaccine was found to be as safe and effective as one of the most widely used oral blood thinners currently used to reduce clotting risk. (2018-10-29)

One in five haematological cancer patients suffer blood clots or bleeding
In the years following haematological cancer, one in five survivors suffer a blood clot or bleeding which requires hospital treatment. A new comprehensive survey from Aarhus University could contribute to the prevention of these serious complications. (2019-06-27)

Should patients continue blood thinners after experiencing gastrointestinal bleeding?
Anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs, which are blood thinners such as warfarin and aspirin, are commonly taken to reduce the risk of potentially fatal blood clots, but they carry an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. A study of 871 patients from Spain published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics has shown that patients who restart their blood thinners after such a bleed have a 39% reduced risk of dying over the next 2 years even though their risk of recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding increased. (2019-09-05)

Standard of care anti-clotting drugs may be unnecessary for most surgery patients
As many as three out of four surgery patients could be receiving anti-clotting medications that they do not need, according to a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The research, to be published in Annals of Surgery, challenges standard of care guidelines specifying that all general surgery patients receive anticoagulants. (2017-01-23)

Octapharma USA presents bleeding disorders research at virtual ASH annual meeting
Octapharma USA will present its most recent rare bleeding disorders research initiatives during the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, a virtual medical congress to be held December 5 - 8. (2020-12-01)

Ibuprofen doesn't increase bleeding risk after plastic surgery
Patients are often instructed not to take ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs before or after surgery because of increased bleeding risk. But available evidence suggests that ibuprofen does not increase the risk of bleeding after plastic surgery procedures, according to a research review in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2016-03-31)

Aspirin recommendation underscores need for physicians and patients to discuss benefits and risk
The President of the American College of Preventive Medicine commended the US Preventive Services Task Force today for its recommendations on aspirin use for primary prevention of heart attack and stroke, released in the March 17 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, citing its improved specificity over previous guidelines. (2009-03-17)

Genetic testing can help determine safest dose of blood thinner
A new study finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients having joint replacement surgery. (2017-09-26)

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