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More than one day of early-pregnancy bleeding linked to lower birthweight
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 do not experience bleeding in the first trimester, suggest researchers at the National Institutes of Health. (2018-05-09)

Cancer may lurk behind major internal bleeding in cardiovascular disease patients
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 be diagnosed with GU cancer, than patients without internal GI or GU bleeding, respectively. The study results were presented today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress (2018-08-26)

Hybrid SPECT-CT greatly improves localization of gastrointestinal bleeding
Planar 99mTc-labeled RBC scintigraphy is sensitive for detection of acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding but its accuracy for localization of a bleeding source is arguable, particularly in patients with complex GI anatomy from prior surgeries. (2014-05-08)

Increased risk of bleeding with combined use of SSRIs and antiplatelet therapy after heart attacks
Heart attack patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in combination with antiplatelet therapy -- acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), clopidogrel or both (dual antiplatelet therapy) -- are at higher risk of bleeding than patients taking ASA alone, according to a study in CMAJ. (2011-09-26)

Progesterone test can predict viability of pregnancy
Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy is a useful way to help discriminate between a viable and a non-viable pregnancy, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2012-09-27)

UMBC researchers develop nanoparticles to reduce internal bleeding caused by blast trauma
Currently, there are no treatments available to address internal bleeding in the field but early intervention is key or survival and better outcomes. UMBC researchers and collaborators investigated the role of nanoparticles they developed to stop internal bleeding on the damage inflicted by blast trauma. (2018-07-13)

Gastrointestinal bleeding after stroke may increase risk of death
People who have gastrointestinal bleeding after a stroke are more likely to die or become severely disabled than stroke sufferers with no GI bleeding, according to a study published in the Aug. 6, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2008-08-06)

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)

Post-surgical bleeding associated with more deaths when compared to blood clots after surgery
Post-surgical bleeding is associated with more deaths than blood clots from surgery, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. (2020-07-21)

Stopping internal bleeding without surgery
Imagine being able to stop internal bleeding at the scene of an accident without surgery. It may sound like something out of Star Trek, but bioengineers at the University of Washington have shown it can be done. Their work will be presented at the meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, December 3-7. (2001-11-14)

Antidepressants may increase risk of abnormal bleeding
New users of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, a type of antidepressant) have an increased risk of being admitted to the hospital for abnormal bleeding, according to an article in the November 22 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-11-22)

Drug used to treat heavy periods will stop trauma patients bleeding to death
Tranexamic acid, a drug used to treat heavy menstrual periods, could save the lives of tens of thousands of bleeding accident victims each year and reduce combat deaths, say Cochrane researchers. The researchers carried out a systematic review of trials examining the effectiveness of tranexamic acid in patients with bleeding after severe injury. (2011-01-18)

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)

Tulane-led study first to confirm effectiveness and safety of new treatment for hemophilia
An international research team led by Dr. Cindy Leissinger of Tulane University School of Medicine, along with Dr. Alessandro Gringeri from the University of Milan, has found that a drug commonly used to treat bleeding events in people with a type of severe hemophilia can also be used to prevent such events from happening in the first place. (2011-11-02)

What are the risks and benefits of low-dose aspirin?
Low-dose aspirin significantly lowers cardiovascular disease risk but increases the risk of bleeding, according to a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. (2020-06-03)

Major bleeding following PCI associated with increased risk of death
In a study that included 3.3 million percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) procedures, major bleeding after PCI was associated with significantly increased in-hospital mortality, with an estimated 12 percent of deaths after PCI related to bleeding complications, according to a study appearing in the Mar. 13 issue of JAMA. (2013-03-12)

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)

Bleeding hearts revealed with new scan
Images that for the first time show bleeding inside the heart after people have suffered a heart attack have been captured by scientists, in a new study published today in the journal Radiology. The research shows that the amount of bleeding can indicate how damaged a person's heart is after a heart attack. (2009-01-19)

Safety of antithrombotic treatment in acute coronary syndromes
Bleeding and possibly also blood transfusions have emerged as major contributors to worse outcome in patients with ACS Proper management of patients, with appropriate selection of doses, drugs and arterial approach, combined with systematic evaluation of the bleeding risk prior to starting therapy may help prevent bleeding and improve patient outcome. (2008-09-02)

'Reversible' blood thinner may cut bleeding risk
In an academic-industrial collaboration, researchers have developed an antibody that blocks the formation of blood clots without triggering bleeding, a serious risk associated with current blood thinners. (2016-08-24)

Study identifies a distinct type of common gastrointestinal bleeding
In an article published online on April 21, 2017 by the Journal of Investigative Medicine, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and elsewhere have identified a unique bleeding syndrome associated with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. The investigators have coined a term for the syndrome: acute on chronic bleeding. Clinicians should be aware of the association of this presentation with cirrhosis and portal hypertension for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. (2017-04-21)

Less Bleeding On The Battlefield
With ONR support, Marine Polymer Technologies, a Danvers, Mass., company, has identified a compound with the ability to induce blood clot formation. (1999-05-10)

Research improves diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorder
A rare bleeding disorder that can lead to life-threatening bleeding episodes is misdiagnosed in 15 percent of cases according to findings from a new international research project led by a Queen's professor. (2011-02-16)

Taboo around vaginal bleeding endangering women's health
The culture of silence surrounding vaginal bleeding at all stages of life is endangering women's health and is being made worse by limited access to clean water, sanitation, and factual information in low and middle income countries, concludes an analysis published in the online journal BMJ Global Health. (2017-07-31)

How to diagnose and treat hemosuccus pancreaticus?
A team lead by Dr. Yoshikazu Toyoki from Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Hirosaki University School of Medicine reported two patients of hemosuccus pancreaticus with multiple episodes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Dr. Toyoki suggested that surgical treatment is necessary when angiography show no abnormal findings and interventional radiological therapy can not be successful. At surgery, intraoperative ultrasonography and pancreatoscopy should be performed because of confirming the origin of hemorrhage. (2008-05-07)

Experts reach consensus on diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders in women
Because bleeding from the reproductive tract is a naturally occurring event during menstruation and childbirth, women who exhibit menorrhagia, or excessive bleeding after their menstrual cycle, may have underlying diseases that are underdiagnosed. In order to address important issues related to the diagnosis and management of reproductive tract bleeding in women with bleeding disorders, a consensus conference was convened. Results are published in the July 2009 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. (2009-06-02)

Reasons for hospital-level variations in bleeding post-angioplasty are unclear
The use of bleeding avoidance strategies has only a modest effect on the variation in bleeding rates post-angioplasty among hospitals performing this procedure, leaving about 70 percent of the causes for this variation unexplained, according to a study published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2016-04-18)

Drug interactions with warfarin
This real-world study of prescription data from general practices observed much higher rates of bleeding than those derived from a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. The authors write that physicians should be aware of these risks to better assess their patients' therapeutic risk-benefit profiles. (2007-08-13)

More GI bleeding seen in atrial fibrillation patients on rivaroxaban than warfarin
Patients with atrial fibrillation experienced more major and non-major clinically relevant GI bleeding when taking rivaroxaban than patients taking warfarin. (2012-10-22)

New generation antidepressants increase risk of gastrointestinal bleeds
New generation antidepressant drugs, known as SSRIs, increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, shows research in this week's BMJ. Canadian researchers monitored hospital admissions for gastrointestinal bleeding among almost 314,000 people, aged 65 and above, who had been prescribed antidepressants between 1992 and 1998. Antidepressant drugs were grouped according to what extent they inhibited serotonin re-uptake. (2001-09-20)

Standing together to improve hemophilia treatment
Behind every person with hemophilia is a much needed team of support. This April 17 marks the 20th anniversary of World Hemophilia Day where hemophilia organizations around the world increase awareness of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. On April 17, the World Federation of Hemophilia is launching a video podcast titled (2009-04-15)

Brain scan checklist set to boost care for stroke survivors
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans, research led by the University of Edinburgh suggests. The checks could help spot people at risk of further bleeding so they can be monitored more closely. Experts say this could help improve outcomes for the millions of people around the world who experience a brain bleed each year. (2018-08-14)

Defective clotting factor clears arteries
Reporting in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine, a group of scientists in Wurzburg, Germany show that the lack of a blood clotting protein may protect against clogged arteries with no risk of excessive bleeding. (2005-07-11)

An unusual gastrointestinal manifestation of Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome
A 10-year-old boy of Chinese origin was diagnosed to have Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome when he presented with stomach upset and severe anemia. Chronic inflammation of the stomach and the duodenum was found on endoscopic examination. This is an unusual gastrointestinal manifestation of HPS. (2008-05-14)

New anti-clotting drugs not associated with higher risk of major bleeding
A new group of drugs used to treat patients with serious blood clots are not associated with a higher risk of major bleeding compared with the older anti-clotting drug, warfarin, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2017-10-17)

Anti-depressant use linked to increased GI bleeding
According to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® 2005 (DDW), use of a common type of antidepressant may increase gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. In fact, the study suggests that the increase is similar to that associated with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, known as pain relievers). DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians, academics and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. (2005-05-16)

Right warfarin dose determined by 3 genes
Researchers at Uppsala University, together with colleagues at the Karolinska Institute and the Sanger Institute, have now found all the genes the determine the dosage of the blood-thinning drug warfarin. The findings are published in the scientific journal PLoS Genetics. (2009-03-20)

Bleeding may be a sign of bowel cancer not just a side-effect of blood-thinning drugs
Patients who are being treated with blood-thinning drugs for irregular heart beat should always be investigated for bowel cancer if they experience gastrointestinal bleeding, say the authors of a study published in the European Heart Journal. A study of nearly 125,500 Danish atrial fibrillation patients shows those who experienced bleeding were between 11 and 24 times more likely to be diagnosed with bowel cancer, compared to patients who did not have bleeding. (2020-02-06)

How serious is postmenopausal bleeding?
If you're postmenopausal, you shouldn't be bleeding. The very definition of menopause is having gone more than 12 months without a period. So if you're still bleeding, something is wrong. Determining the seriousness of the problem and treating it, is not always evident. A presentation at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Oct. 11-14, provides new evidence about the reliability and risks of various diagnostic approaches. (2017-10-11)

Some antidepressants associated with gastrointestinal bleeding
A class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors appear to be associated with bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The effects appear increased when antidepressants are combined with other stomach-harming medications and decreased when acid-suppressing agents are used. (2008-07-07)

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