Search Tag: haemorrhage

ICU Management

PAMPer trial: plasma transfusion effective in prehospital setting

2018 02 Aug

In injured patients with severe bleeding, prehospital administration of plasma may help reduce the risk of downstream complications due to haemorrhage and shock. However, high-level evidence is lacking to show the efficacy of plasma transfusion in the prehospital setting. A new clinical trial (PAMPer) shows that two units of plasma given in a medical... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM Regional Conference 2016

2016 28 Apr

The purpose of Regional Conferences  is to provide participants with an educational experience on issues related to disease management. The meeting is a mixture of state-of-the-art lectures and informal interactive workshops, which aim to provide an environment that is both enjoyable and conducive to learning. Read more

ICU Management

Study: Transfusions for Trauma Sub-Optimal

2016 07 Feb

Research published in the British Journal of Surgery has revealed that a mere two per cent of patients with life-threatening bleeding after serious injury receive optimal blood transfusion therapy in England and Wales. The study was led by  Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant . It is... Read more

ICU Management

Massive Blood Transfusion - Lessons from the Military

2015 09 Nov

A new military trauma care protocol for managing haemorrhage and resuscitation may assist in saving both combat and civilian patients, according to a new study published in the AANA Journal . David Gaskin, CRNA, MHS, and co-authors write that although “haemorrhage is a less common cause of death than a central nervous system injury, it is the most... Read more

ICU Management

Idarucizumab* Reverses the Anticoagulant Effect of Dabigatran within Minutes in Patient Study

2015 22 Jun

Results from an interim analysis of the Phase III RE-VERSE AD™ patient study demonstrate that 5 g of idarucizumab* immediately reversed the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran (Pradaxa®) in patients requiring urgent anticoagulant reversal. No safety concerns relating to idarucizumab* were identified. The results have been simultaneously published... Read more

Executive Health Management

Ageing Population Will Increase The Need For Neurosurgeons

2015 23 Mar

New research from NYU Langone Medical Center predicts that, as the population ages, hospitals will require more neurosurgeons to handle the projected influx of patients needing treatment for chronic subdural haemorrhage (SDH). By the year 2030, SDH will surpass brain tumours to become the most common brain condition in adults that requires intervention... 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

ICU Management

Study: Effective Transfusion in Severe Trauma

2015 03 Feb

Among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, those who received a transfusion of a balanced ratio of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells (RBCs) were more likely to have their bleeding stopped and less likely to die due to loss of blood by 24 hours compared to patients who received a transfusion with a higher ratio of RBCs, according to a... Read more