Many people take dangerously high amounts of ibuprofen

(Reuters Health) - Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a U.S. study suggests.
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Authors: Favaloro EJ, Bonar R Abstract Testing of platelet function comprises a crucial element of hemostasis assessment, particularly for investigations into bleeding and/or bruising. The Platelet Function Analyzer (PFA)-100 is the most utilized primary hemostasis-screening test system available, as recently remodeled/upgraded to the PFA-200. Internal quality control (IQC) and external quality assessment (EQA) (including proficiency testing) represent critical elements of ensuring test practice quality. Although true for all tests, IQC and EQA are logistically challenging for platelet function testing, inclusive o...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
Alabama Department of Public Health. 05/17/2018 This one-hour webinar provided by the Stop the Bleed program covers the principles of bleeding control and providing first aid until the arrival of emergency responders. It discusses the national policy on increasing survivability following mass-casualty events called the Hartford Consensus; provides information on tourniquets and wound packing, and how they both should be used in appropriate cases; and provides an overview of Stop the Bleed Day and how to become involved. (Video or Multimedia)
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More than 200 people in nine states have developed serious, unexplained bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids thought to be laced with rat poison.News Alerts
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Researchers at MIT have developed an ingestible chip containing genetically engineered E. coli. When swallowed, the bacteria can detect blood in the stomach, and produce light. The chip contains components that measure the amount of light produced an...
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Conditions:   Severe Bleeding;   Urgent Surgery Intervention:   Procedure: Urgent surgery which can not be postponed to the next 24 hrs Sponsor:   Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien Not yet recruiting
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Cook Medical said today it lost a suit related to its Celect vena cava filters in Houston, but that it plans to appeal the decision. The ruling came from a jury in Houston, which ruled in favor of a plaintiff, though the Bloomington, Ind.-based company did not release any detailed information related to the case. “We are dedicated to providing life-saving treatment options for patients and will continue to defend all of our IVC filters. Our filters have saved thousands of lives, are clinically successful and are critical to patient well-being,” Cook Medical vascular division VP Mark Breedlov...
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MIT researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. This "bacteria-on-a-chip" approach combines sensors made from living cells with ultra-low-power electronics that convert the bacterial response into a wireless signal that can be read by a smartphone.
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CONCLUSION: Patients with more than two Essure® devices comprise an unusual group with a complex pelvic foreign body presentation. This is the first report on surgical management for such patients, underscoring the importance of localizing these contraceptive devices with careful imaging before, during, and after surgery. Moreover, hysterectomy is not absolutely mandatory in this setting and intraoperative fluoroscopy/radiography can facilitate complete, safe removal of all implants on an out-patient basis. Creation of ICD-10 modifiers for various post-HS complaints would allow for improved surveillance of the Essure&r...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
Authors: Andrade JG, Meseguer E, Didier R, Dussault C, Weitz JI Abstract INTRODUCTION: The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), which include dabigatran, apixaban, edoxaban and rivaroxaban, are preferred over vitamin K antagonists for stoke prevention in most patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The NOACs are contraindicated in atrial fibrillation patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis or mechanical heart valves. There is evidence that bioprosthetic heart valves are less thrombogenic than mechanical heart valves, but it is unknown whether the risk of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillati...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
Authors: Abdel-Razeq H, Finianos A, Taher AT Abstract Introduction - After the CLOT study, LMWHs (low-molecular weight heparins) have gradually replaced warfarin as the treatment of choice for VTE (venous thromboembolism) in cancer patients. Randomized controlled studies comparing DOACs (direct oral anticoagulants) to LMWHs in cancer patients are still limited. However, new emerging data are supporting the use of DOACs in cancer-associated thrombosis. Areas Covered - This review will discuss the recent studies that addressed the utilization of such agents in the treatment of VTE in cancer patients. It will also add...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
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