Eight More Cases of Severe Bleeding and Hospitalizations Due to “Fake Weed” in Wisconsin
Wisconsin continues to see cases of severe bleeding following the use of synthetic cannabinoids, often called “fake weed,” “K2,” and “spice.” The bleeding occurs asthese products contain rat poison (brodifacoum). Overall, Wisconsin has seen 54 cases since March of this year, with 40 confirmed and 14 probable. Counties with confirmed cases include Dane, Milwaukee, Outagamie, and Rock. “There have been eight new cases in the last two weeks,”...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 31, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

India's oxytocin ban delayed by a month as Delhi HC hears cases against it
Oxytocin is a hormone drug used to induce labour in pregnant women and stall post-partum bleeding. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Bleeding Common in Women With Endometrial Cancer
A meta-analysis finds that postmenopausal bleeding occurs in approximately 90% of women with endometrial cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Hemophilia A Drug With Flexible Dosing FDA Clears New Hemophilia A Drug With Flexible Dosing
Jivi (antihemophilic factor [recombinant] PEGylated-aucl) is for routine prophylactic treatment, on-demand treatment, and perioperative management of bleeding in adults and in adolescents 12 and older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Emicizumab Prophylaxis Cuts Bleeding in Hemophilia A
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- For patients with hemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors, emicizumab prophylaxis leads to a significantly reduced bleeding rate, according to a study published in the Aug. 30 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ESC: Early Bleeding on Antithrombotics May Signal Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Strong association between GI/GU bleeding, GI/GU cancer (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early Bleeding on Antithrombotics May Signal Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Strong association between GI/GU bleeding, GI/GU cancer (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart benefits of fish oil, aspirin questioned in diabetics
(Reuters Health) - A new large study of fish oil and aspirin in people with diabetes has found that the oil supplements don't prevent first-time heart attacks or strokes, yet aspirin does, although the benefit of aspirin therapy is canceled out by a higher risk of unwanted bleeding. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The missing ingredient to a health system ’s patient experience
The healthcare landscape is facing powerful and disruptive market forces that are rapidly dismantling norms and traditional business operations. These trends are no secret to the industry here in Minnesota. Consumers want more control of their care and increased transparency around costs, while health systems and payers are in a race to lower them. Consumer experiences in other industries are bleeding into healthcare, bringing new demands for a simpler, more digital experience. Amid all that, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Althoff and Andrew Walker Source Type: news

Aspirin, Fish Oil May Not Help With Heart Risk
Meanwhile, a second set of studies discovered the news was just as grim for those with diabetes, as a higher risk for serious bleeding canceled out a modest benefit. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCEND: Aspirin Not Needed for Primary Prevention in Diabetes ASCEND: Aspirin Not Needed for Primary Prevention in Diabetes
The benefit of aspirin on reducing vascular events did not outweigh the increased risk for serious bleeding in this new large primary prevention trial in diabetic patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Studies: Low-Dose Aspirin May Not Prevent Initial Heart Attack, Stroke
Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don’t outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new research finds. Although it’s been used for more than a century, aspirin’s value in many situations is still unclear. The latest studies are some of the largest and longest to test this pennies-a-day blood thinner in people who don’t yet have heart disease or a blood vessel-related problem. One found that aspirin did not help prevent first strokes or heart attacks...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch aspirin Source Type: news

Here & #039;s What MD+DI Readers Said About The Bleeding Edge
As part of MD+DI's coverage last week of the Netflix documentary, The Bleeding Edge, we asked readers for feedback on the film and its assessment of the medical device industry. A total of 62 respondents took the three-question survey.  1. The Bleeding Edge claims that FDA's 510(k) process, reportedly the most popular way medical devices reach the U.S. market, doesn’t require the submission of as much safety data as does the premarket approval (PMA) process. Do you believe this is a fair depiction? Of the 62 respondents who answered this question, 48 (77.42%) said yes, and just 14 ...
Source: MDDI - August 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

No Reduction in VTE, Death With Rivaroxaban Post-Discharge No Reduction in VTE, Death With Rivaroxaban Post-Discharge
MARINER trial results showed no benefit in reducing a composite of symptomatic venous thromboembolism and death after discharge in high-risk hospitalized patients, although bleeding risk was also low.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cancer may lurk behind major internal bleeding in cardiovascular disease patients
(McMaster University) Patients with cardiovascular disease who develop major internal bleeding are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, a large international clinical trial has found.Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are 18 times more likely to be diagnosed with GI tract cancer, and those who major genitourinary (GU) tract bleeding are 80-fold more likely to be diagnosed with GU cancer, than patients without internal GI or GU bleeding, respectively.The study results were presented today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Netflix ’ s ‘ The Bleeding Edge ’ raises big questions for medical device manufacturers
Sandra Maddock, president and CEO, IMARC Research Thanks in large part to innovation in the medical device industry, the average human lifespan has nearly doubled in the past hundred years. Medical devices have undoubtedly improved the quality of life for millions of people, too. But a provocative new Netflix documentary raises an important question: Is there a point when innovation goes too far? The Bleeding Edge, produced by Academy-Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, tells the stories of patients who say they’ve suffered serious health problems as a result of recent medical devices being used ...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Routine Tranexamic Acid Therapy Fails to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage Routine Tranexamic Acid Therapy Fails to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage
Tranexamic acid, given to women with postpartum hemorrhage, can save them from bleeding to death. But a new report says routine administration of the drug immediately after delivery does not itself reduce the risk of postpartum hemorrhage.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA says ‘no go’ to an Allergan women’s health med
The FDA has declined to approve a medication developed by Allergan to treat abnormal bleeding in women with uterine fibroids. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prophylactic Tranexamic Acid Doesn't Cut Postpartum Bleeding
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 -- Prophylactic administration of tranexamic acid does not reduce postpartum hemorrhage among women with vaginal delivery receiving prophylactic oxytocin, according to a study published in the Aug. 23 issue of the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stop spotting on the pill
Many people have some spotting, or breakthrough bleeding, when they start taking the birth control pill. The body can take up to 6 months to adjust to the new hormones. If spotting continues after 6 months, it is best to talk to a doctor to rule out underlying conditions and discuss alternative birth control options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

FDA declines to approve Allergan's Esmya
Allergan Plc said on Tuesday U.S. health regulators had declined to approve Esmya, its treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding in women with uterine fibroids, requesting more information and citing safety issues outside the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clinical outcomes following surgical treatment of peri-implantitis at grafted and non-grafted implant sites: a retrospective analysis
ConclusionsThe initial bone-grafting procedures at the implant sites did not influence the effectiveness of combined surgical therapy of peri-implantitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 21, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Vascular Graft Solutions ’ aneurysm graft used in hemodialysis patients
  Vascular Graft Solutions’ Frame external support Vascular Graft Solutions has reported the first clinical use of its Frame external support technology in high-flow arteriovenous (AV) fistulas. The first five cases were performed by Dr. Vladimir Matoussevitch from Cologne University Hospital in Germany. The braided cobalt chrome, kink-resistant external support was designed for autologous vein grafts in bypass or reconstruction of peripheral arterial blood vessels. Mattoussevitch used them to prevent high-flow AV fistula and aneurysmal enlargement complications, which are common in patients undergoing...
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Vascular vasculargraftsolutions Source Type: news

7 of Bleeding Edge & #039;s Most Powerful Moments
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Source: MDDI - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Sudan:Pregnant Woman Haemorrhages to Death in North Darfur Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] Kutum -On Tuesday, a pregnant woman reportedly died at Kutum Hospital in North Darfur after bleeding for more than 12 hours, as there was no doctor at the hospital to attend to her. Residents from Kutum told Radio Dabanga that the hospital has only one doctor and a number of nurses, where the doctor works for limited hours. They complained of deterioration of environmental conditions, treatment services and lack of doctors and specialists in the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Oxytocin curbs unite activist groups and drug companies in court
Oxytocin is used to induce labour in pregnant women and stall post-partum bleeding (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Bleeding Edge: The Making of a Medical Device Documentary
It's the film that has rattled the medical device industry and left countless viewers speechless. Yes, we're talking about The Bleeding Edge. In the documentary, director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering take a critical look at the device industry, examining U.S. regulations, specific medical device companies, and controversial products that have adversely impacted patients. The Bleeding Edge premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21 and on Netflix July 27. Dick and Ziering are no strangers to taking on powerful institutions or investigating highly sen...
Source: MDDI - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

In CHA2DS2-VASC and HAS BLED, the “H” Stands for Persistent Risk
After stroke and bleeding risk are calculated and antiocagulation commences, hypertension control is essential to prevent CV events. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 15, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Mysterious enzyme may stop internal bleeding, researchers find
Researchers have discovered an enzyme that can boost platelet production and might work as a future therapeutic to treat a condition that can lead to internal bleeding. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scan checklist set to boost care for stroke survivors
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans, research suggests. The checks could help spot people at risk of further bleeding so they can be monitored more closely. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - August 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Most Postmenopausal Bleeding Not Associated With Cancer
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Most women with postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) will not be diagnosed with endometrial cancer, according to a review published online Aug. 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Megan A. Clarke, Ph.D., from the National Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors may be able to enlist a mysterious enzyme to stop internal bleeding
(Scripps Research Institute) An enzyme can boost platelet production may work as a future therapeutic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Device Safety and Regulations Questioned in The Bleeding Edge
Netflix’s movie, The Bleeding Edge, is about allegedly unsafe medical devices, how they got to market, and how difficult it is to get them off the market. Living in New York, I actually saw it in a movie theater. It has also received a modest amount of press with various radio, print, and online interviews. The principals behind the movie, Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, and Amy Herdy, are established documentary filmmakers as is evidenced by the high production values that go well beyond talking heads and statistics. The issue of faulty medical devices is approached through the personal stories of v...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

GI Dynamics wins FDA nod for pivotal US EndoBarrier trial
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal trial of its EndoBarrier device designed for treating patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, pending Institutional Review Board approval. The EndoBarrier device is a plastic gut sleeve designed to prevent the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the intestinal tract to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The approval is a boon for the company, which has faced a number of hurdles with its device over the past few years, inclu...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you treat an external hemorrhoid?
An external hemorrhoid is a hemorrhoid that occurs outside of the body in the veins around the anus. Caused by excess straining while passing stool, lifting heavy weights, and pregnancy, symptoms include bleeding, cracking, and itching. Treatments include warm baths, OTC medications, and surgery. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do high or low MPV levels mean?
Doctors perform the mean platelet volume (MPV) blood test on its own or as part of a complete blood count (CBC) test. The results give information on the components of a person ’s blood. Platelets prevent bleeding and help wounds heal. Both high and low levels may indicate cancer, anemia, and autoimmune disorders. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Bleeding and Endometrial Cancer
Postmenopausal Bleeding: Reliable Sign of Endometrial Cancer (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Bleeding: Reliable Sign of Endometrial Cancer Postmenopausal Bleeding: Reliable Sign of Endometrial Cancer
Almost all women with endometrial cancer have postmenopausal bleeding (PMB), although only a small proportion of women with PMB will be diagnosed with endometrial cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a bleeding mole?
Most bleeding moles result from superficial cuts or snags. A person can treat a bleeding mole at home by applying pressure and a bandage. However, if a mole bleeds for no apparent reason, or it starts to resemble an open sore, speak to a doctor. In this article, learn about these and other symptoms of melanoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Why Spark's stock price is down 30 percent
Despite posting its first-ever profitable quarter, shares of Spark Therapeutics were trading down 30 percent Tuesday morning after the Philadelphia gene therapy company reported two patients had an adverse immune response to its experimental hemophilia A therapy. Spark said the immune response problem was addressed and it is moving forward with late-stage testing of the treatment, known as SPK-8011 that will begin by the end of the year. Hemophilia A is a genetic bleeding disorder caused by missing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Bleeding Should Prompt Endometrial Ca Evaluation
(MedPage Today) -- But patient counseling needed, as only 10% of such cases are cancer (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 7, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

How common is endometrial cancer in women with postmenopausal bleeding?
(JAMA Network) Postmenopausal bleeding is a common symptom among most women with endometrial cancer but most women with   postmenopausal bleeding won't be diagnosed with endometrial cancer, findings that raise questions about how to best manage postmenopausal bleeding for the early detection of endometrial cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study compares intravenous versus topical tranexamic acid use in TKA patients
Use of intravenous (IV) and topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are both effective in reducing perioperative bleeding, according to a study published in the June 20 issue of Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Europe Deals A Blow To CRISPR Technology, U.S. Approves 'Bleeding' Veggie Burger
A European court tightens rules on genetically engineered foods while the U.S. approves a "bleeding" veggie burger that relies on gene editing, sending mixed messages to the industry and consumers.(Image credit: Gregor Fischer/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Neimark Source Type: news

Evidence Builds for Weight-Adjusted Aspirin in Primary Prevention Evidence Builds for Weight-Adjusted Aspirin in Primary Prevention
A meta-analysis'argues for more tailored and personalized decision-making about the dose of aspirin,'said an observer. Effects on bleeding and cancer risk also were weight-dependent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of an IUD?
An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a small device that doctors place inside the uterus as a form of birth control. Many people experience IUD side effects, especially in the first few weeks to months following insertion. Side effects may include bleeding, cramps, and tender breasts. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Influence of Hemostatic Agents in the Prognosis of Periapical Surgery: A Randomized Study of Epinephrine versus Aluminum Chloride
ConclusionsThe present study found no association between the use of epinephrine or aluminum chloride as hemostatic agents on the prognosis of periapical surgery. The efficacy of hemostatic agents at the time of surgery showed no relationship with the healing outcome. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Speed of Sound: Symptom Vaginal Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - August 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: The Speed of Sound Source Type: news

"We are guinea pigs": New documentary explores risks of medical devices
"The Bleeding Edge" filmmakers speak with patients suffering apparent complications from cobalt hip replacements and the Essure permanent birth control device (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer symptoms: Unusual bleeding a sign you should seek medical help immediately
CERVICAL cancer symptoms are more likely to show when the cancer is more advanced. Bleeding between periods, after sex or any time other than when you ’re having a period could be a sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news