Search Tag: internal bleeding

ICU Management

Anticoagulants: Tests for Checking Bleeding Unreliable?

2015 27 Aug

A new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine says coagulation tests used by physicians to check for the side effect of bleeding in patients taking blood thinners such as Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) and Eliquis® (apixaban) may not be reliable. The study found that in cases reported to poison centres, the routine labs used to monitor for clotting factors, including... Read more

ICU Management

Injectable Polymer Could Keep Patients from Bleeding to Death

2015 13 Mar

University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that can strengthen blood clots. PolySTAT is administered in a simple shot, finds unseen or internal injuries and starts to work immediately. The paper featuring the new polymer has been published in the March issue of Science Translational Medicine. Many battlefield casualties... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Heparin Antidote Under Development

2014 07 Nov

A research team from the University of British Columbia has set out on making the use of heparin much safer by developing a universal antidote. Heparin, a lifesaving blood thinner that is used in major surgeries and treatment of heart disease, often requires an antidote to reverse its action and prevent serious bleeding issues in major surgical procedures.... Read more