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Man describes vicious bear attack: 'I should have bled to death'
The grizzly bear grabbed Lee Brooke from behind, pulled him off the ground and then rode on his back down a slope. The bear bit off much of his face. As Brooke lay bleeding, he could see his nose and mustache on the ground. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Unique' Menstrual Migraine Tied to Low Iron'Unique' Menstrual Migraine Tied to Low Iron
Menstrual migraines that occur in the days following menstrual bleeding may be related to low ferritin levels caused by blood loss rather than estrogen fluctuations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophilia
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

APNewsbreak: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophilia
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

French Oncologists Upgrade Mesothelioma Standard of Care
Oncologists throughout France have joined the U.S.-based National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) in upgrading their recommended standard-of-care treatment regimen for unresectable pleural mesothelioma. Both groups have added bevacizumab (Avastin) to the traditional cisplatin and pemetrexed chemotherapy combination, expecting to see longer patient survival. “This is a major advancement for the care of mesothelioma patients,” Dr. Gerard Zalcman, head of thoracic oncology at Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, told Asbestos.com. “Clearly, this drug can change the natural history of this tumor.” Bevaci...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 20, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: American Society of Clinical Oncology Avastin bevacizumab Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital French Cooperative Thoracic Intergroup Gerard Zalcman National Comprehensive Cancer Network nintedanib Ofev pleural mesothelioma chemotherapy Source Type: news

Transcatheter Approach May Best Surgery for Peptic Ulcer Bleeding Transcatheter Approach May Best Surgery for Peptic Ulcer Bleeding
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New RE-DUAL PCI Data: Dabigatran Dual Therapy Benefit Consistent New RE-DUAL PCI Data: Dabigatran Dual Therapy Benefit Consistent
The"reassuring" findings from the RE-DUAL PCI study were seen in several subgroups of patients with atrial fibrillation in a setting where they face an excess risk of bleeding with current triple antithrombotic therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs new therapy for some hemophilia patients
U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) for Hemophilia A with Inhibitors
November 16, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adult and pediatric patients with hemophilia A who have developed antibodies called... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New Hemophilia Treatment Stems Bleeding Episodes
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hemophilia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves new treatment to prevent bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia A
FDA approves new treatment to prevent or reduce frequency of bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A who have Factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA approves Roche ’s Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) for haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Hemlibra ® (emicizumab-kxwh) for routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adults and children with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves Roche ’s Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) for haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Hemlibra ® (emicizumab-kxwh) for routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adults and children with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Treatment to Prevent Bleeding in Certain Patients with Hemophilia A
SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adult and pediatric patients with hem... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Genentech, Hemlibra, emicizumab, hemophilia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Hemophilia A Treatment, Hemlibra (Emicizumab-kxwh), Stems Bleeding Episodes
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent or reduce the number of bleeding episodes among certain people with hemophilia A. The injected drug was approved for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Our Travails Canoeing to Access Health Care'
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -"I lost my wife while trying to cross the river with her when she was in labour," said Malam Shamsudeen Abdulmutallib, a resident of Hayin Kogi-Mishigi village. "My friends helped me carry her in the boat while she was bleeding but she was pronounced dead when we got to the hospital." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

London cab drivers will be trained in medical emergencies
Taxi hailing app mytaxi has developed a course to train 17,500 of its drivers in CPR, how to use a defibrillator and how to deal with choking, strokes and severe bleeding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin can prevent heart attacks after noncardiac surgery in patients with prior PCI
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A Canadian-led study has found that perioperative aspirin can prevent heart-related complications after major noncardiac surgery in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) such as an angioplasty or stent. The study found that for every 1,000 patients with PCI, giving them aspirin at the time of noncardiac surgery would prevent 59 heart attacks and cause eight major bleeding events. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Bleeding Requires More Than Blind Biopsy Postmenopausal Bleeding Requires More Than Blind Biopsy
Despite a substantial change in the standard of care, many providers may not be aware that women over age 40 years with abnormal bleeding require evaluation with at least ultrasonography.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Rurioctocog alfa pegol (Adynovi) for Hemophilia A CHMP Backs Rurioctocog alfa pegol (Adynovi) for Hemophilia A
The European Medicines Agency committee recommended approval of rurioctocog alfa pegol for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding in patients aged 12 years and older with hemophilia A.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

First-Mile Family Planning Can Help More Women Avoid Unintended Pregnancies
November 10, 2017In the global health community, we often talk about reaching the “last mile”—generally those who live in the hardest-to-reach places of the world, farthest from the health services they need. But from the point of view of those families, the last mile is in fact the first mile.The global information and communications technology community seems to understand this more than we do in health. Studies  such as this look directly at first-mile issues—that is, “how connectivity looks, feels, and behaves from the subscriber's perspective. ” And researchers have done&n...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Amgen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion To Expand Use Of Nplate(R) (romiplostim) In Pediatric Patients With Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Positive Opinion Based on Five Studies Demonstrating Nplate Reduces Rates of Bleeding in Children With Rare Blood Disorder THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 10, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the C... Biopharmaceuticals, Regulatory Amgen, Nplate, romiplostim, thrombocytopenic purpura (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amgen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion To Expand Use Of Nplate ® (romiplostim) In Pediatric Patients With Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Positive Opinion Based on Five Studies Demonstrating Nplate Reduces Rates of Bleeding in Children With Rare Blood Disorder THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion to expand the current indication for Nplate® (romiplostim) to include the treatment of chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) for patients one year of age and older who are refractory to other treatments (e.g., corticosteroids, immunoglobulins). T...
Source: Amgen News Release - November 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Interview with Yusuke Yoshikawa, MD
Dr. Yoshikawa discusses his study, just published in Circulation, titled "Validating Utility of DAPT Score in a Large Pooled Cohort from Three Japanese PCI Studies," and he comments on how the Japanese population differs from western patients in terms of bleeding and ischemic event rates. (posted in collaboration with TCROSS NEWS) (Source: News from Angioplasty.Org)
Source: News from Angioplasty.Org - November 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Rosalind Franklin University researcher wins DoD grant to improve combat casualty care
(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) Cardiac resuscitation expert Dr. Ra ú l Gazmuri leads a team at Rosalind Franklin University's Resuscitation Institute in investigating new treatments for simultaneous TBI and severe bleeding, a common and deadly wound combination on the battlefield. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Asks Patients to Question ED Visits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn't an emergency and stuck her with a $4,110 bill. "How are you supposed to know that?" said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. "I'm not a doctor ... that's what the emergency room is for." In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cro...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Murphy, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Asks Patients to Question ED Visits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn't an emergency and stuck her with a $4,110 bill. "How are you supposed to know that?" said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. "I'm not a doctor ... that's what the emergency room is for." In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cro...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Murphy, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Asks Patients to Question ED Visits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn't an emergency and stuck her with a $4,110 bill. "How are you supposed to know that?" said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. "I'm not a doctor ... that's what the emergency room is for." In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cro...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Murphy, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Anal cancer symptoms: The FIVE easy-to-miss symptoms of the DEADLY condition
ANAL CANCER is a rare type of cancer, but it can prove deadly if not caught early. Symptoms include rectal bleeding and bowel incontinence. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Search for Their Heroes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As soon as Chris Gilman knew she would survive the gunshot wound she sustained in the Las Vegas massacre, she wanted to find the two strangers who saved her life — a man and woman whose names she didn't even know. She found a Facebook page called "Find My LV Hero" and posted a plea. "Looking for husband and wife who were by the VIP bleachers and helped me get out," wrote Gilman, of Bonney Lake, Washington. "My wife gave the husband her shirt and the wife held it against my side to stop bleeding as they carried me through the VIP area out to the street." Despite t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Search for Their Heroes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As soon as Chris Gilman knew she would survive the gunshot wound she sustained in the Las Vegas massacre, she wanted to find the two strangers who saved her life — a man and woman whose names she didn't even know. She found a Facebook page called "Find My LV Hero" and posted a plea. "Looking for husband and wife who were by the VIP bleachers and helped me get out," wrote Gilman, of Bonney Lake, Washington. "My wife gave the husband her shirt and the wife held it against my side to stop bleeding as they carried me through the VIP area out to the street." Despite t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

Delay in Tranexamic Acid Administration Reduces Benefit
Survival benefit decreases by 10 percent for every 15 - minute delay in treatment for severe bleeding (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Immediate treatment with antifibrinolytics ‘could save lives’
Speed is all important when it comes to administering the clot-stabilising drug tranexamic acid to patients with serious injury or women with severe bleeding after childbirth, note UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Uganda:Managing Marburg - How an Oddly Timed Outbreak is Testing Emergency Strategies
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On Oct.11, a woman died in Chemuron village, Kween District in an Eastern Uganda. She had a fever, headache, and was bleeding from several places. Doctors attending to her had feared the worst and sent her samples for testing. A week later, on Oct.17, experts at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed the 50-year old woman had succumbed to a high mortality hemorrhagic fever - Marburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Speed makes a difference when using clot-stabilising drug in severe bleeding
Immediate treatment with clot-stabilising drug can reduce risk of death due to blood loss by 70% Related items fromOnMedica Heavy menstrual bleeding Bleeding risk with long-term aspirin increases substantially with age Direct oral anticoagulants as safe as warfarin after VTE Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rapid use of blood drug could save thousands of lives, study finds
Analysis shows chance of death from blood loss is 70% less likely if cheap, widely used tranexamic acid is administered promptlyImmediate treatment with a cheap and widely available clot-stabilising drug could save the lives of thousands of people each year, including women with severe bleeding after childbirth, a study has found.A meta-analysis of more than 40,000 patients found that the likelihood of death due to blood loss was reduced by more than 70% if tranexamic acid was administered straight after injury or birth.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Medical research Drugs Health Women Childbirth & wellbeing Science Society UK news World news Source Type: news

Augmenix touts AMA code, CMS reimbursement for SpaceOar
Augmenix said today that the American Medical Association established a Current Procedural Terminology code for its SpaceOar hydrogel and similar devices, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services setting a payment rate for procedures with the injectable. The Bedford, Mass.-based company said that the AMA established CPT code 55874 for the periprostatic implantation of biodegradable materials, which SpaceOar will be billed under. The code is set to go into effect January 1, 2018. Augmenix also noted that CMS promulgated their 2018 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule to provide an ave...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Augmenix Inc. Source Type: news

Severely bleeding patients must receive lifesaving drug within minutes, not hours
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Major bleeds must be treated with tranexamic acid (TXA) as fast as possible since deaths occur quickly and the drug's life-saving benefits diminish with each passing minute, according to a new study published in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Loudon County, Tenn. Teacher Recognized with Lifesaving Award for Successfully Performing Heimlich Maneuver on Choking Student
Earlier this month, Eaton Elementary first grade teacher Melinda Moroz saved the life of her student, Colby Arwood when he choked on a piece of candy during a math test. Immediately, she remembered medical training provided by Priority Ambulance that allowed her to perform the Heimlich maneuver four times before successfully dislodging the candy. Because of these efforts, Moroz was honored with a Lifesaving Award at a ceremony at Eaton Elementary School on November 1. The award was presented by Loudon County Mayor Buddy Bradshaw, Loudon County Board of Education Director Jason Vance, Eaton Elementary School Principal Ashle...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Loudon County, Tenn. Teacher Recognized with Lifesaving Award for Successfully Performing Heimlich Maneuver on Choking Student
Earlier this month, Eaton Elementary first grade teacher Melinda Moroz saved the life of her student, Colby Arwood when he choked on a piece of candy during a math test. Immediately, she remembered medical training provided by Priority Ambulance that allowed her to perform the Heimlich maneuver four times before successfully dislodging the candy. Because of these efforts, Moroz was honored with a Lifesaving Award at a ceremony at Eaton Elementary School on November 1. The award was presented by Loudon County Mayor Buddy Bradshaw, Loudon County Board of Education Director Jason Vance, Eaton Elementary School Principal Ashle...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

RevMedx: XSTAT seals deal on sealing wounds
RevMedx device injects sponges to stanch bleeding, save lives (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Denise Szott Source Type: news

RevMedx: XSTAT seals deal on sealing wounds
RevMedx device injects sponges to stanch bleeding, save lives (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Szott Source Type: news

Intuitive is Giving Thoracic Surgeons Something to Talk About
Results from the first clinical study assessing the safety and performance of Intuitive Surgical's new flexible robotics platform were released this week at the CHEST annual meeting. The findings suggest that the surgical platform is both safe, and provides a practical approach for sampling lung tissue. The study was carried out at Australia’s Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where the platform was used on 30 different patients to evaluate both the safety and feasibility of the surgical system. The new system is a catheter-based technology that was designed to access some of the more difficult-to-reach areas...
Source: MDDI - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Adjunctive use of an Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE)-containing mouthwash in the nonsurgical therapy of periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS:0.147% LAE-containing mouthwash could be an alternative to the use of 0.12% CHX in the non surgical therapy of periodontitis considering the similar clinical effects, more stable microbiological improvement and absence of adverse effects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Practical preparation for your hysterectomy – Irmagean ’ s story
The post Practical preparation for your hysterectomy – Irmagean’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Irmagean shares some practical preparation and knowledge of her hysterectomy earlier this year. In 2011 I was referred to an OB to discuss my heavy periods as a result of fibroids, at that time she suggested an IUD. While it was good having no periods with the IUD, I was having a period every day with light bleeding which required a light panty liner. I removed the IUD after a few months. In 2013 I changed family doctor as my previous one moved. I was referred to another OB. He suggested Fibristal...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 3, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy fibroids total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

TCT 2017: Boston Scientific touts lowered hemorrhagic stroke rate, cost for patients in Watchman studies
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today released combined 5-year outcomes data from both the Prevail and Protect-AF study of its Watchman left atrial appendage closure device, touting it as a safe and effective an alternative to long-term warfarin therapy for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Five-year data from the Prevail study was published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In both trials, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company compared the Watchman device to warfarin treatment for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular AF with follow-ups out to five years. A combine...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Anticoagulant Reversal Drugs Stop Patient's Internal Hemorrhage
Pharmacology to the tune of anticoagulant reversal Your EMS flight crew is dispatched by rotor to a remote hospital in the Great Basin Desert for a patient with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The patient was brought in by her grandson. She was vomiting blood as well as suffering from bloody diarrhea. On arrival, you find an 80-year-old female sitting up in a hospital bed, although she's extremely weak. She has a Glasgow coma scale (GCS) of 15 and states she's been throwing up blood all day. She appears pale but is in no obvious distress. Her vital signs are a heart rate of 100 with regular pulse; blood pressure 60/35 mmHg...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brant Jaouen, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Synergy stent with shorter DAPT is superior to a bare-metal stent in elderly patients
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) Elderly patients undergoing PCI often receive bare-metal stents (BMS) instead of drug-eluting stents (DES) to shorten the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and reduce bleeding risk. However, results from the SENIOR trial found that compared with BMS, shorter DAPT combined with the Synergy bioabsorbable polymer DES leads to less adverse events without increasing bleeding risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news