Mallinckrodt closes $185 million deal
Mallinckrodt has wrapped up its sale of its hemostasis products to Baxter International Inc. The deal, which has a value of about $185 million, includes a base payment of $153 million and further potential milestone payments in the future. Baxter acquired Mallinckrodt's Preveleak and Recothrom Thrombin topical products, which are both used to control bleeding during surgery, as well as t he manufacturing operation for Preveleak. "This action further illustrates the strategic evolution of our portfolio,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Apixaban is a safe alternative to warfarin during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
(European Society of Cardiology) Apixaban and warfarin are equally safe during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, according to results of the AXAFA-AFNET 5 trial presented today in a late-breaking trial session at EHRA 2018, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress.1 There were similar rates of stroke and bleeding, and an improvement in cognitive function was shown for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10,000 more women to be offered test for heavy periods
Hysteroscopy has been recommended as a first line diagnostic test for women with heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), in updated NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Baxter closes $153m hemostat, sealant asset buy from Mallinckrodt
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today that it closed the $153 million acquisition of hemostat and sealant assets from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:MNK). Baxter announced in January its plan to acquire the stand-alone recombinant thrombin Recothrom and Preveleak surgical sealant for vascular reconstruction. “We are excited to add both Recothrom and Preveleak to our portfolio of hemostats and sealants to offer surgeons additional options that address different situations when intraoperative bleeding can occur,” advanced surgery president Wil Boren said in prepared remarks. “Our top priority righ...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Vascular Wall Street Beat Baxter Mallinckrodt Source Type: news

A descriptive analysis of care provided by law enforcement prior to EMS arrival in the United States - Klassen AB, Core SB, Lohse CM, Sztajnkrycer MD.
Study Objectives Law enforcement is increasingly viewed as a key component in the out-of-hospital chain of survival, with expanded roles in cardiac arrest, narcotic overdose, and traumatic bleeding. Little is known about the nature of care provided by law ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Head injury on Warfarin: likelihood of delayed intracranial bleeding in patients with negative initial head CT - Afaneh A, Ford J, Gharzeddine J, Mazar A, Hayward RD, Buck J.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the likelihood that head injured patients on Warfarin with a negative initial head CT will have a positive repeat head CT. A retrospective chart review of our institution's trauma registry was performed for all patients admitted for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Close encounter with a prickly soccer ball: an injury from an Indian crested porcupine - Thalgaspitiya SPB, Wijerathne BTB, Thennakoon BDB.
The Indian crested porcupine, Hystrix indica, is a large rodent with the unique feature of long quills. These quills are an integral part of its defense mechanism against predators. Injuries resulting from human contact with quills may cause pain, bleeding... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Bleeding piles? Do you have first, second, third or fourth degree haemorrhoids?
PILES cream and treatments may help to relieve the symptoms of haemorrhoids. Bleeding piles may be a sign of fourth degree haemorrhoids. Are you at risk of the unpleasant condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat peri-implantitis: Most effective way without using a laser?
I have a case of peri-implantitis with 4mm bone loss, suppuration and bleeding on probing. What do you recommend as the most effective way to disinfect the implant surface without using a laser?The postTreat peri-implantitis: Most effective way without using a laser? appeared first onOsseoNews Dental Implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - March 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Refer more women with heavy menstrual bleeding for hysteroscopy, NICE says
GPs should refer more women with heavy menstrual bleeding for hysteroscopy, according to new NICE guidance. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Menstrual disorders Source Type: news

Genetic Testing Aids in Anticoagulant Selection in ACS
(MedPage Today) -- Personalized approach tied to clinically meaningful reduction in ischemic and bleeding events (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

TREAT: Ticagrelor Safe in STEMI Patients After Fibrinolysis TREAT: Ticagrelor Safe in STEMI Patients After Fibrinolysis
Randomized but open-label data show ticagrelor was noninferior to clopidogrel in terms of major bleeding at 30 days for patients with ST-segment elevation MI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Cochrane Library App
TheCochrane Library App presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world ’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care.All content in the app is free, and new issues will download regularly to your Newsstand.Download the app from iTunes, or contactCochraneApp@wiley.com to receive app announcements via e-mail or for technical support.Our monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically abridged to provide the best possible rea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Researchers have recycled clothing waste into an "aerogel" supermaterial that can help stop wound bleeding
(Natural News) Cotton-based fabric waste has a multitude of uses that range from being recycled into polishing and wiper clothes to automotive insulation. Though, as researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered and demonstrated, this type of waste could be turned into cotton aerogels that have their own practical applications. The cotton... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ticagrelor Can Safely Follow Lytic Tx for STEMI
(MedPage Today) -- Bleeding similar upon delayed adminstration of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Helping Women, Period
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 9 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Headquarters and Brooklyn Bridge were lit up on Thursday night not to help tourists navigate the major landmarks but to bring attention to a key issue that many women and girls face today: period poverty. In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the innovative menstruation-proof underwear company THINX shed the light on period poverty and urged world leaders to ensure that menstrual equity exists around the world.“Today of all days on Women’s Day, we want to come together and light the path forward for greater equality,&rdquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Financial Crisis Gender Global Headlines Health Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Polyganics liver and pancreas sealant wins FDA breakthrough designation
Polyganics said today it won FDA breakthrough device designation for its Liver and Pancreas Sealant Patch designed to prevent fluid leakage after hepato-pancreato-biliary procedures. The Dutch company’s Liver and Pancreas Sealant Patch is made from a proprietary bioresorbable polymer designed to seal-off the surgically treated tissue during the critical healing period. “There is a clear need for a device that can effectively control the leakage of fluids in HPB surgery, that can be applied easily and can seal and withstand the enzymatic action and acid substances such as bile and pancreatic fluids. If an e...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Wound Care Polyganics Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about serious bleeding risk with over-the-counter antacid products containing aspirin
[06-06-2016] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about the risk of serious bleeding when using nonprescription, also known as over-the-counter or OTC, aspirin-containing antacid products to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, or upset stomach. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS Patients With Thrombocytopenia Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS Patients With Thrombocytopenia
ACS patients with thrombocytopenia are at higher risk of both bleeding and ischemic events, making treatment particularly challenging. How should management be approached?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Magnetic nanoparticles will help stop internal bleeding 15 times more effectively
(ITMO University) Scientists from ITMO University have found a way to effectively stop internal bleeding by magnetically-driven nanoparticles containing thrombin. A drug based on these nanoparticles can be injected intravenously and delivered straight to the site of a vascular injury. It can accelerate local clot formation and reduce overall blood loss by 15 times. The nanoparticles are not toxic to humans and can potentially be used for safe treatment. The results were published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Axiostat is India ’ s first entry on the U.S. hemostat market
Indian medical device maker Axio Biosolutions became the first Indian company with a wound care product cleared by the FDA, according to a press release from the company posted yesterday. The federal watchdog granted 510(k) clearance to Axio’s Axiostat chitosan hemostatic dressing, which is cleared as an over-the-counter product to stop external bleeding. The dressing is designed to stop uncontrollable bleeding within two to three minutes of application, and is used by the Indian armed forces, the company said. “The FDA clearance of Axiostat in the US is a major milestone in our journey so far. This is a valida...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Blood Management Regulatory/Compliance Wound Care axiobiosolutions Source Type: news

Recognize the Subtle Signs of Hypothermia
Decreasing body temperature often presents subtly As you arrive at the homeless shelter, a volunteer meets you and your partner and directs you to the alley behind the building. You enter the alley and see a body lying to the side of a dumpster. Moving closer, you see it’s a male in his 20s or 30s. He’s wrapped in blankets and is wearing several layers of clothes and you can’t see much more than the condensation coming from his mouth with each one of his breaths. The shelter volunteer tells you the man’s name is Jeff, that he’s a frequent guest at the shelter. Last night he didn’t show u...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Off Duty Durham (N.C) EMS Paramedic Saves Woman's Life
  DURHAM, NC (WTVD) -- A good Samaritan turned local hero after helping a woman whose arm was severed during a crash in Durham. That same crash took her mother-in-law's life. Turns out that good Samaritan was a Durham EMS paramedic.   If you ask Christopher Langdon what happened last Friday morning, when he used the emergency tourniquet in his car to stop Cassandra Moseley's bleeding - he'll tell you he was just doing his job.  It all happened after a pickup careened off an exit and across lanes, striking multiple vehicles, and taking the life of 70-year-old Frances Moseley, a passenger in Cassand...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephanie Lopez, WTVD Tags: Trauma News Videos Source Type: news

Haemorrhoids: This common flu symptom increases your chances of piles - are you at risk?
PILES bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of haemorrhoids. You could be at risk of the condition if you have this common cold and winter illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles: This common cold symptom increases your chances of haemorrhoids - are you at risk?
PILES bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of haemorrhoids. You could be at risk of the condition if you have this common cold and winter illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to D.O.: Once Stuck in a Therapeutic Fog, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Finds Clarity
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - March 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: What to D.O Source Type: news

Quick Consult: Symptoms Fatigue, Cough, Night Sweats, Gum Bleeding
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - March 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Quick Consult Source Type: news

You Asked: Is It Bad To Pick Your Nose?
Most agree that nose-picking is an unseemly habit. But a casual observation of drivers (who seem to think no one can see them through clear glass) suggests that a lot of people pick when they believe no one’s watching. Setting aside the shame of being busted knuckle-deep in nostril, can picking your nose hurt your health? “Probably the number-one thing we worry about is digital trauma, which is a fancy name for bleeding related to picking,” says Dr. Brett Comer, a head and neck surgeon and assistant professor of otolaryngology at the University of Kentucky. The skin on the inside of the nose is more delic...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Do you take too much ibuprofen? It could cause bleeding stomach ulcers and even heart attack, according to new study
(Natural News) A lot of people are overdosing on ibuprofen, according to a new study published in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. However, this could take a toll on their health as it could lead to bleeding stomach ulcers and even heart attack. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Boston... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed Brain Bleeding After Head Trauma May Be Unlikely in Older Patients Delayed Brain Bleeding After Head Trauma May Be Unlikely in Older Patients
Within two weeks after blunt head trauma, few patients age 55 or older show delayed traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), according to an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche's Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the European Commission has approved Hemlibra ® (emicizumab) for routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in people with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - February 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche's Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the European Commission has approved Hemlibra ® (emicizumab) for routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in people with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche's Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the European Commission has approved Hemlibra ® (emicizumab) for routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in people with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - February 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche's Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the European Commission has approved Hemlibra ® (emicizumab) for routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in people with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Postpartum blood clots and bleeding: What to expect
After giving birth, it is normal for a woman to experience bleeding and to pass some blood clots as the uterus contracts and shrinks. Learn what to expect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA study of Medicare patients finds risks lower for stroke and death but higher for gastrointestinal bleeding with Pradaxa (dabigatran) compared to warfarin
[05-13-2014] In its ongoing review of the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently completed a new study in Medicare patients comparing Pradaxa to an older blood thinner, warfarin, for risk of ischemic or clot-related stroke, bleeding in the brain, major gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, myocardial infarction (MI), and death. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 26, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it normal to bleed after intercourse?
Bleeding after sex can be a symptom of an underlying health condition. Included is detail on risk factors and information for pregnant people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

FAST exam is effective for assessing abdominal bleeding
Focused abdominal sonography in trauma (FAST) exams are a reliable way to evaluate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: A step closer to Doc McCoy's beloved toy? Ultrasound sufficient for evaluating pediatric appendicitis FAST recommended first for kids with blunt abdominal trauma FAST proves useful as triage tool in wartime Experience beats speed in emergency FAST training (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deadly outbreak of "monkey fever" virus, spread by ticks, has killed 19 in India
(Natural News) According to local reports, 19 people in India have died because of an outbreak of ‘monkey fever,’ or Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD). KFD is spread by ticks, and the disease has already infected 322 individuals since the deadly outbreak was confirmed. Patients often report “a fever or severe bleeding,” but KFD symptoms may also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I wipe blood after I poop?
There are many reasons for rectal bleeding after wiping. We look at 11 causes here, along with the treatment options there are for each one. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

NHS seeks Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthetics or Cardiology - Oxford, UK
Job Reference: 918-RX2446Employer:NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)Department:  Clinical DirectorateLocation:   OxfordSalary: £30,605 to £48,123 paApplications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow in Cardiology or Anaesthetics. This post is funded by NHSBT, and will be based in the Oxford Blood Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. It is a fixed term post for 2 years or 3 years part time.This post will see you work alongside teams carrying out a programme of clinical research to assess alternatives and adjuncts to transfusion to prevent and treat bleeding in people who are at ri...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

NHS seeks Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthetics or Orthopaedics - Oxford, UK
NHS seeks Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthetics or OrthopaedicsJob Reference:918-RX2435Employer:NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)Department:   Clinical DirectorateLocation:    OxfordSalary: £30,605 to £48,123 paApplications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow in Orthopaedics or Anaesthetics. This post is funded by NHSBT, and will be based in the Oxford Blood Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. It is a fixed term post for 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time.This post will see you work alongside teams carrying out a programme of clinical research to assess alternatives an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Substandard Postnatal Bleeding Drug Fuels Maternal Deaths - USP Study
[Guardian] A recent study has shown how substandard drug used to stop post partum haemorrhage (PPH) fuels maternal deaths in Nigeria. Earlier studies had identified PPH as the leading cause of maternal mortality across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Short-sighted woman with bleeding in the eye can see again with this treatment
VISION loss includes difficult reading, driving at night, or seeing washed out colours. This woman was cured of her sight problems - including bleeding from the eye - with this quick treatment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A common sex injury women might not know about
There's a sex injury that's common, painful and poorly understood. The injury targets the cervix and can cause bleeding and sensitivity (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival first aid: How to stop excessive bleeding when you’re off-grid
(Natural News) You can’t assume that there will always be someone you can call for help. Even emergency services may not reach you fast enough, and you might have to improvise as quickly as possible. Knowing how to stop excessive bleeding can help minimize health risks. Listed below are some methods you can use to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Another Shooting Tragedy,'Stop the Bleed' Kits Urged for Schools
FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Some of the 17 people killed Wednesday in the senseless Florida school shooting might have survived if their bleeding could have been stopped in time, experts say. Noting that it takes only 5 to 10 minutes for a gunshot... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news