FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 -- Users of synthetic marijuana products and health care providers should be aware of the risk of bleeding associated with contamination of synthetic cannabinoid products with brodifacoum, according to the U.S. Food and Drug...
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Heavy bleeding during menstruation, known as menorrhagia, is often treated by endometrial ablation. There’s a number of methods of doing so, including delivery of heat, cold, and microwaves, but each has a number of downsides and limitations. A...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Ob/Gyn Source Type: blogs
We examined content validity by comparing scored items, construct validity by examining associations with redo and complex procedures, and criterion validity by examining 28-day in-hospital mortality risk across bleeding severity categories. Hierarchical logistic regression models were constructed that incorporated important predictors and categories of bleeding.Results E-CABG and Universal scores were correlated (Spearman ρ = 0.78,P
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The validation of prediction scores is the first step toward on-demand intensive care unit admission. Further research is needed to improve the score ’s performance before routine use.
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Vitamin K antagonist therapy is associated with an increased bleeding risk, and clinicians often reverse anticoagulation in patients who require emergency surgical procedures. Current guidelines for rapid anticoagulation reversal for emergency surgery recommend four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate and vitamin K coadministration. The authors reviewed the current evidence on prothrombin complex concentrate treatment for vitamin K antagonist reversal in the perioperative setting, focusing on comparative studies and in the context of intracranial hemorrhage and cardiac surgery. The authors searched Cochrane Library and ...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acceptable early and mid-term outcomes were achieved for patients with chronic type A dissection using en bloc technique with LSCA-LCCA transposition during TAR and FET procedure. This technique may be an alternative approach to chronic type A dissection in selected patients. PMID: 30416785 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Healthcare staff across England have been urgently reminded about how to spot warning signs of life-threatening bleeding in kidney dialysis patients following seven deaths.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
ConclusionsIn older adults treated with direct-acting oral anticoagulants after ischemic stroke, outcome rates varied considerably by drug and dosage.
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
This study aims to compare the clinical effects of an incision skin tissue retractor for mini-incision open appendectomy and laparoscopic surgery for pediatric appendicitis.MethodsFrom January 2014 to July 2017, a total of 248 patients were included in the present study. Laparoscopic appendectomy was performed for 108 cases (LA group), and mini-incision open appendectomy with an incision skin tissue retractor was performed for 140 cases (MOA-ISTR group). Then, medical history, age, gender, operative duration, amount of bleeding during the operation, the determination of whether or not the appendix was perforated during the...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsA number of factors were found to hamper access to and utilization of emergency obstetric care among women in sub-Saharan Africa. These barriers are inter-dependent and occurred at multiple levels either at home, on the way to health facilities, or at the facilities. Therefore, country-specific holistic strategies including improvements to healthcare systems and the socio-economic status of women need to be strengthened. Further research should focus on the assessment of the third delay, as little is known about facility-readiness.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42017074102
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsStenting is an effective procedure in relieving dysphagia in patients with unresectable malignant esophageal stenosis and is associated with low rate of postoperative and long-term complications.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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