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ICU Management

Is pre-hospital coagulation management in trauma feasible?

2018 01 Jun

Coagulation management remains a formidable challenge in severely bleeding trauma patients. A strong rationale suggests starting treatment of trauma-induced coagulopathy in the pre-hospital phase. The burden of trauma is increasing worldwide, particularly in less well-resourced nations. There are an estimated 5 million deaths per year, more... Read more

ICU Management

Are newer anticoagulants safer than warfarin?

2018 03 Apr

A new study compared outcomes among patients with atrial fibrillation hospitalised for bleeding after starting anticoagulation (warfarin, dabigatran, or rivaroxaban). Results show rivaroxaban and dabigatran were associated with shorter hospitalisations; however, there were no differences in 30- and 90-day mortality. These findings suggest bleeding... Read more

IT Management

Improving Treatment of Life-Threatening Bleeding

2015 17 May

U.S. researchers have successfully field tested a system that analysed patient vital signs during emergency transport, finding that it could detect those with life-threatening bleeding before they arrive at the hospital, potentially saving lives. The study, published in the journal Shock , was conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Catheterisation: Arm Is Safer Access Point

2015 20 Mar

A new study shows that patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary angiogram, a procedure used to assess blockages in the heart's arteries, had a significantly lower risk of major bleeding and death if their interventional cardiologist accessed the heart through an artery in the arm rather than the groin. Researchers said the results,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Anticoagulant Bivalirudin May Improve Outcomes Compared to Heparin

2015 17 Mar

According to a study published in JAMA, patients who experienced a heart attack and underwent a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) show a decrease in adverse clinical events when they were given anticoagulant bivalirudin following the procedure.  Compared to heparin alone or heparin plus tirofiban, bivalirudin resulted in a reduction in adverse... Read more

Cardiology Management

Findings Enable Better Management of Anticoagulant-related Bleeding

2015 26 Feb

According to a study published in JAMA, patients with oral anticoagulation-associated intracerebral haemorrhage, reversal of international normalised ratio (INR) below a certain level within 4 hours and systolic blood pressure less than 160 mm Hg at 4 hours were associated with lower rates of haematoma enlargement, and resumption of anticoagulant therapy... Read more

Cardiology Management

NSAIDs with Anti-Clotting Medications: Increased Risk of Bleeding, Cardiovascular Events

2015 25 Feb

A new study published in JAMA reveals that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients on antithrombotic therapy after a heart attack is associated with an increased risk of bleeding and cardiovascular events such as a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death, even after short-term treatment.   Current guidelines recommend... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Inappropriate Aspirin Use in 1 in 10 Low-Risk Heart Patients

2015 14 Jan

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , over 10 percent of patients in a representative sample of US cardiology clinics were inappropriately taking aspirin for the primary prevention of CVD. The study also found that the inappropriate use of aspirin in different cardiology practices varied from 0 to... Read more

Pharmacy Management

AOP Orphan Brings Thromboreductin® to the Russian Market

2014 25 Nov

AOP Orphan, a European pioneer in the field of rare diseases, is expanding its sales area for the preparation of Thromboreductin® to include the Russian market. The drug is an innovative treatment option for patients afflicted by Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), a rare but serious bone marrow disease. The drug is currently available in core... Read more

ICU Management

AABB Guideline for Platelet Transfusions

2014 20 Nov

The AABB, formerly the American Association of Blood Banks, has developed a guideline on appropriate use of platelet transfusion in adult patients. The new guideline published in the Annals of Internal Medicine emphasises judicious use of the procedure to reduce patient risk and conserve resources. The guideline was developed following a systematic... Read more