AHA News: These Stroke Survivors May Not Be Prescribed Enough Blood Pressure Meds
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood pressure because they aren't taking enough... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Secondary analysis confirms safety of blood thinning agent
(American Heart Association) The blood thinner apixaban, which treats and prevents blood clots in some people with irregular heart rhythm, is safe and effective in stroke patients. Apixaban is associated with less bleeding, death and hospitalization than warfarin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds trend toward benefit in using blood-clotting agent for bleeding stroke
(American Heart Association) There are few treatment options for bleeding stroke.There was a trend towards reduced growth of brain bleeds in those treated with the antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid within 4.5 hours of stroke onset, compared to those treated with placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mechanical clot removal without clot busters may be sufficient stroke treatment
(American Heart Association) Mechanical clot removal alone may be as effective as combining it with intravenous (IV) clot-busting medications for stroke patients. Mechanical clot removal alone reduced the risk of brain bleeding in this Japanese study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Removal of an impaled intraocular hair comb following self-inflicted trauma - Markovitz M, Hamburger J, Fromm BS, Carr B, Zhang XC.
Ocular trauma is one of the most common and vision-threatening ophthalmic presentations with a wide spectrum of complications, such as bleeding, infection, vision loss, and enucleation. A 64-year-old-male presented to the emergency department (ED) with a s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Polymer-Based Stents Noninferior for Patients With High Bleeding Risk
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Polymer-based zotarolimus-eluting stents are noninferior to polymer-free drug-coated stents among patients at high bleeding risk undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Quick tips for diabetic foot ulcer wound care
If you have diabetes, you know you're more prone to injury than the average patient. Foot ulcers are especially common for those with diabetes – and can unfortunately lead to hospitalization or infection. In fact, 14 to 24 percent of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will need an amputation, according to American Podiatric Medical Association. The reason foot ulcers tend to prey on diabetic patients is because the condition causes reduced circulation in the extremities, often leading to neuropathy. This lack of feeling makes it difficult for diabetic patients to recognize the pain before the sore be...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: diabetic wound care Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Research Tackles Hemorrhagic Shock
Jared Huston, MD, a trauma surgeon at Northwell Health on New York's Long Island, spoke straight to the point about the current state of treatment for hemorrhagic shock. While traumatic wounds to extremities can be treated with a tourniquet, such wounds suffered internally are often fatal unless the patient can be transported quickly to an operating room. "There are no efficacious approaches to treating noncompressible hemorrhage," Huston said. "That's really the problem. If you're injured intra-abdominally or in the chest, and you're not brought somewhere where a trauma surgeon can operate on you and stop t...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

HCV Eradication With DAAs Reduces Variceal Bleeding Risk HCV Eradication With DAAs Reduces Variceal Bleeding Risk
This study found that DAA-induced SVR in patients with hepatitis C is associated with a reduced risk of variceal bleeding, among both patients with and without established cirrhosis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tumor blood vessel detection by a gripping force feedback system
(Kanazawa University) Avoiding unnecessary bleeding during neuroendoscopic surgeries is crucial. When blood vessel location in a tumor cannot be visually confirmed, unintentional damage to the vessel and subsequent bleeding may occur. We propose a method for tumor blood vessel detection using a surgical robot system equipped with a force sensor in the gripper. Using this method, pulsation of a simulated artery inside a simulated tumor was detected by the force sensor, displayed as a gripping force wave. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Progesterone May Prevent Miscarriage in Certain Women
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Progesterone may be beneficial for women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage, according to two studies published online Jan. 30 in the American Journal of Obstetrics& Gynecology and BJOG: An... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase Stroke Severity
MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Bleeding strokes are the deadliest type of stroke and the hardest to treat. What might make matters worse is having both diabetes and Alzheimer's disease versus either condition alone, new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists look at anti-cancer ability of compound in great burnet herb used in Chinese Medicine
(Natural News) The flowering plant scientifically known as Sanguisorba officinalis (great burnet) is a common Chinese herbal medicine used to stop bleeding and reduce inflammation. Research suggests that it has great therapeutic potential due to its broad range of biological properties, which include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. In a recent study published in the journal Chinese Medicine, Chinese researchers explored... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GI Bleeding on Oral Anticoagulants in AF Foremost a Cancer Red Flag GI Bleeding on Oral Anticoagulants in AF Foremost a Cancer Red Flag
An observational study'is a wake-up call for us to not let any kind of bleed in the GI tract go without a more detailed investigation for potential cancer,'says an expert observer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Resolute Onyx Stent Safe and Effective in High-Bleeding-Risk Patients Resolute Onyx Stent Safe and Effective in High-Bleeding-Risk Patients
Now published, results of the Onyx ONE trial show the Resolute Onyx polymer-based stent was noninferior to the polymer-free Biofreedom in patients at high bleeding risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Making Upper GI Bleeding More Manageable Making Upper GI Bleeding More Manageable
Dr David Johnson comments on newly released guidelines to better assess and treat this commonly encountered condition.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

High-tech pump may increase risk of death and bleeding, study finds
A new national study finds that the use of the Impella circulatory support device is associated with higher rates of death and major bleeding in heart surgery. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blood Thinners, Bleeding Tied to Colon Cancer Risk
Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking blood thinners for an irregular heartbeat should prompt doctors to check for colon cancer, a new study advises. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

GI Bleeding in OAC-Treated A-Fib Patients Indicates CRC Risk
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Lower-gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is associated with high risks for colorectal cancer in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulation (OAC) therapy, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking blood thinners for an irregular heartbeat should prompt doctors to check for colon cancer, a new study advises. Researchers looked at more than 125,000 patients in Denmark with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study
Title: For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Clinical predictors of intracranial bleeding in older adults who have fallen: a cohort study - de Wit K, Parpia S, Varner C, Worster A, McLeod S, Clayton N, Kearon C, Mercuri M.
OBJECTIVES: Emergency department (ED) visits among older adults are frequently instigated by a fall at home. Some of these patients develop intracranial bleeding. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of intracranial bleeding and the associat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Bleeding may be a sign of bowel cancer not just a side-effect of blood-thinning drugs
(European Society of Cardiology) Patients who are being treated with blood-thinning drugs for irregular heart beat should always be investigated for bowel cancer if they experience gastrointestinal bleeding, say the authors of a study published in the European Heart Journal. A study of nearly 125,500 Danish atrial fibrillation patients shows those who experienced bleeding were between 11 and 24 times more likely to be diagnosed with bowel cancer, compared to patients who did not have bleeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Extended-cycle birth control pills: Is breakthrough bleeding more common?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott Announces First-of-Its-Kind Trial to Assess New Therapy Option for People at Risk of Stroke
- The CATALYST trial will examine Abbott's Amplatzer ™ Amulet™ device compared to non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants, the current standard in attempting to lower stroke and bleeding risks for patients with atrial fibrillation (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More than 8,400 miscarriages a year in the UK could be prevented with a daily pill
Experts at the University of Birmingham and Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage say women with a history of miscarriage or have early pregnancy bleeding could benefit from progesterone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CytoSorb(R) is Approved and Available for the Removal of Ticagrelor, a Leading Anti-Platelet Drug, During Cardiopulmonary Bypass in the E.U.
CytoSorb is the only approved therapy to remove ticagrelor in the European Union, and is intended to address a major unmet medical need of potentially life-threatening postoperative bleeding in cardiothoracic surgery patients on the drug MONMOUTH JUNCTI... Devices, Regulatory, Product Launch CytoSorbents, CytoSorb, blood purification (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Extended Role of Health Facility Cleaners in Maternity Care in Kenya
CONCLUSIONCleaners' direct involvement in maternity patients' care is an alarming symptom of overburdened health facilities, insufficient staffing and inadequate training. This key yet overlooked cadre of health care staff deserves appropriate support and further research to understand and alleviate health system shortcomings, and to improve the quality of maternity health care provision. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Attempted suicide with a crossbow - Dubernard X, Dutheil C, Legros V.
INTRODUCTION: Airway management and control of bleeding are essential aspects of the management of attempted suicide involving the head and neck. Attempted suicide using a crossbow is exceptional. The patient's respiratory status, the position of the cross... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

GI-Bleeding Prophylaxis Benefits Higher-Risk Critically Ill Patients GI-Bleeding Prophylaxis Benefits Higher-Risk Critically Ill Patients
Prophylaxis with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) or histamine-2-receptor antagonists (H2RAs) significantly reduces gastrointestinal bleeding in higher-risk critically ill patients, but not in patients at low risk of bleeding, according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Elagolix Reduces Bleeding in Women With Fibroids Elagolix Reduces Bleeding in Women With Fibroids
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Blacks, Hispanics More Likely to Have Better Outcome After'Bleeding' Stroke
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- After a hemorrhagic stroke, often called a " bleeding " stroke, young black and Hispanic people are less likely than white people to be disabled or die within the following three months, a new study finds. Hemorrhagic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Elagolix Cuts Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Women With Fibroids
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- For women with uterine fibroids, elagolix with add-back hormonal therapy is associated with a reduction in heavy menstrual bleeding compared with placebo, according to a study published in the Jan. 23 issue of the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oral hormone-blocking drug may help with heavy menstrual bleeding
(Thomas Jefferson University) In women with uterine fibroids, the drug elagolix suppresses ovarian hormone production and prevents heavy menstrual bleeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Endometriosis drug reduces bleeding in women with fibroids
(Reuters Health) - The AbbVie drug elagolix, already used to treat the pain of endometriosis, can significantly reduce the chances of heavy menstrual bleeding caused by uterine fibroids, according to the results of two studies reported in The New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blood test may be able to better predict timing of final menstrual period
Study finds measuring anti-M üllerian hormone gives a more accurate prediction than assessing bleeding patterns Related items fromOnMedica Early periods linked to heightened cardiovascular risk Doctors claim they can delay the menopause by 20 years DIY urine test could be cervical screening ‘game changer’ Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Data don ’t support HRT for chronic disease prevention (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

7 Reasons why you're bruising easily
(Natural News) A bruise, also known as a contusion, is when there’s bleeding under the skin, causing a very visible discoloration in that part of the body. Some people find that they bruise very easily. While this can just mean that those people are clumsier than most, if there’s an unnatural number of them developing, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using marijuana may put the lives of millions of heart patients at risk
More than two million Americans with heart disease are using or have used marijuana - and it could put them at risk of dangerously bleeding or liver damage, a Brigham and Women's study warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tailored Doses of Enoxaparin Better Prevent VTE After Cancer Surgery Tailored Doses of Enoxaparin Better Prevent VTE After Cancer Surgery
Adjusting the doses of enoxaparin based on anti-Xa levels, instead of using standard doses, may better prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) without worsening bleeding rates in patients undergoing abdominal cancer surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

In Uzbekistan, midwives learn to make calls that save lives
KANLIKUL, Uzbekistan– Soon after Munira Kholmurodova gave birth to her third child, a son, she started bleeding profusely. “I was so scared that I would not be able to hug my child,” she said. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Guidance Issued for Hepatic, Mesenteric Circulation Disorders
Recommendations address bleeding and thrombotic risk in cirrhosis; portal, mesenteric vein thrombosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

When Heavy Periods Disrupt a Teenager ’s Life
“Someone’s menstrual period should not be impairing them from leading a normal life, because we have really good treatments for pain and for heavy bleeding,” an expert says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Menstruation Estrogen Hormones Women and Girls Parenting Anemia Birth Control and Family Planning Source Type: news

The impact of bleeding control - a perspective beyond firearm injury! - Sakran JV.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Uterine Balloon Tamponade for Postpartum Bleeding Seems Safe
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- Uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) has a high success rate for stopping bleeding among women with severe postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) unresponsive to uterotonics, according to a review published online Jan. 6 in the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

REBOA May Be Helpful for Some Trauma Patients With Massive Bleeding REBOA May Be Helpful for Some Trauma Patients With Massive Bleeding
Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) may be helpful in certain patients with traumatic hemorrhagic shock and impending traumatic cardiac arrest (ITCA), according to an international group of researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

What is a skin avulsion?
  When accidents happen, we cross our fingers for simple cuts and scrapes that can effectively heal on their own with little effort on our end. However, when serious skin tears occur, intervention is key to proper healing. Here’s your quick guide to avulsion treatment and prevention: Skin avulsions often need stitches to facilitate proper healing. What are avulsions? These injuries occur when a portion of the skin and underlying tissue is partially or completely torn away. The damage often reaches deep enough to cause significant bleeding, and sometimes the force of the injury is enough to completely dislodge ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - January 9, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care infection wound infection wound infection treatment healing wounds Source Type: news

Bandage material helps stop bleeding without adhering to the wound
(ETH Zurich) Researchers from ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn't stick to the wound. This marks the first time that scientists have combined both properties in one material. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Incidence of intracranial bleeding in seniors presenting to the emergency department after a fall: a systematic review - de Wit K, Merali Z, Kagoma Y, Mercier E.
INTRODUCTION: Seniors who fall are an increasing proportion of the patients who are treated in emergency departments (ED). Falling on level-ground is the most common cause of traumatic intracranial bleeding. We aimed to determine the incidence of intracran... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The influence of ABO blood group on mortality in major trauma - Hamsen U, Nohl A, Baumann A, Lefering R, Boutakmant L, Waydhas C, Dudda M, Schildhauer TA, J äger M, Wegner A.
ABO blood group has a profound influence on hemostasis as it is a major determinant of plasma levels of von Willebrand Factor. In vitro studies suggest that blood group O is a risk factor for increased severe bleeding while blood group non-O is a risk fact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news