Real-World Rivaroxaban Data Show Stroke, Bleeding Risk Low
(MedPage Today) -- Global analysis also showed low treatment discontinuation (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Reassuring Worldwide Safety Data on Rivaroxaban in AF Reassuring Worldwide Safety Data on Rivaroxaban in AF
A new large dataset on use of the new oral anticoagulant around the world has shown reassuringly low rates of bleeding and thromboembolic events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Resident ’s Right to Appeal a Facility-Initiated Discharge
On May 12, 2016, Mrs. D was admitted to an acute care facility after she was found collapsed in her home, unresponsive, covered with melenic stool, and with dried blood around her mouth. She could not provide a history, and her daughter (her caregiver) was unavailable. She was noted to have possible upper gastrointestinal bleeding, rhabdomyolysis (from a fall), and a urinary tract infection (UTI). She was hydrated aggressively, and her rhabdomyolysis and kidney injury resolved. Her upper endoscopy examination showed severe esophagitis and Barrett ’s esophagus. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: lEGAL iSSUEs Source Type: news

Gel-E wins FDA OTC nod for gel-e Flex flowable hemostat
Early stage wound care company Gel-e said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its gel-e Flex as an over-the-counter flowable hemostat. The College Park, Md.-based company said the clearance expands the labeling for the local management of lacerations and minor bleeding, and said the products were specifically designed to be usable by both trained professionals and patients. “This clearance is the next step in expanding our OTC product line, and will be a key component of gel-e’s 21st Century First Aid Kit. We are continuing to develop a tool kit that will provide the best possible options for a...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wound Care gel-e Source Type: news

Drug could save women ’s lives from post-childbirth bleeding
New research finds a revamped drug to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth ​ has the potential to save thousands of women's lives (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Could Save Many New Mothers' Lives: WHO
Each year, about 70,000 women worldwide die due to severe bleeding after childbirth, which also increases the risk of babies dying in their first month of life. Currently, the WHO recommends an injection of oxytocin be offered to all women giving birth vaginally. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug could save thousands of women's lives
A new formulation of a drug that prevents excessive bleeding after childbirth could save thousands of women's lives around the world, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revamped drug could save the nearly 70,000 new mothers who die from bleeding every year
The medication may also save babies who are at an increased risk of death in the first month after their mothers bleeding, according to a study by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Heat-stable drug formulation offers new option to prevent postpartum bleeding
Data from a collaboration between Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Merck (NYSE:MRK) and the World Health Organization showed that a heat-stable formulation of carbetocin is as effective as oxytocin for the prevention of excessive bleeding following vaginal birth. Millions of women are affected by postpartum hemorrhage every year, according to Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Traditionally, women are given oxytocin to prevent the deadly condition. But oxytocin has to be stored and transported at 2 – 8°C, which is not always possible in countries where adequate storage and distribution resources are scarce...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Women's Health ferringpharmaceuticals Merck World Health Organization Source Type: news

Heat-stable drug could protect thousands of women from post-childbirth bleeding
Carbetocin could be a viable alternative to oxycotin to avoid excessive bleeding after birth, a study published in theNew England Journal of Medicine reports.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Africa:WHO Study Shows Drug Could Save Thousands of Women's Lives
[WHO] A new formulation of a drug to prevent excessive bleeding following childbirth could save thousands of women's lives in low- and lower-middle-income countries, according to a study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with MSD for Mothers and Ferring Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Reveals Drug to Save Thousands of Women From Post-Childbirth Bleeding
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that a new drug - Carbetocin - has the potential to save thousands of women's lives in childbirth annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 28, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 28, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Drug Could Save Many New Mothers and Babies: WHO A new long-lasting and heat-resistant drug that helps prevent potentially fatal bleeding in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Revamped drug could save lives of many new mothers - WHO
The World Health Organization says the medicine could reduce cases of fatal post-birth bleeding. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO study reveals ‘game-changer’ drug with potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth
A stand-by drug used to prevent potentially-fatal bleeding after childbirth has some new competition – with improved benefits, according a United Nations health agency-led report. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heat-stable drug could save thousands from post-childbirth bleeding: WHO
LONDON (Reuters) - A new formulation of a drug to prevent excessive bleeding in women after they give birth could save thousands of lives in poorer countries, according to a study co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Most Bleeding Events in Non-CVD Patients Are GI-Related
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- Among a cohort of individuals without cardiovascular disease (CVD) not receiving antiplatelet therapy, most major bleeding events involved gastrointestinal bleeding and 7 percent of bleeding events were fatal, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are Estimates of Aspirin's Bleeding Risk Off the Mark?
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds rates dramatically higher than in USPSTF models (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Clotting Time in Transfemoral PCI Linked to Bleeding Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- Higher maximal activated clotting time (ACT) is associated with a greater risk of major bleeding after transfemoral (TF) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than after transradial (TR) PCI, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cambridge platelet startup gets $3.5M DoD grant to treat battlefield casualties
A Cambridge-based biotech startup that's using bioreactors to create human platelets has won a two-year, $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, which hopes the technology could be used to treat wounds on the battlefield. Platelet BioGenesis said Wednesday that the funding would support the development of its bioreactor, which is designed to generate functional platelets — the components of blood cells that help the body to form clots and stop bleeding. In an interview, Platelet… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Nonfatal Bleeding Risk in General Population Rises with Age Nonfatal Bleeding Risk in General Population Rises with Age
The risk for nonfatal bleeding among people without cardiovascular disease who are not taking antiplatelet therapy increases with age, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Do Leadless Pacemakers Really Have Fewer Complications in Patients?
A Cleveland Clinic-led study shows that leadless pacemakers have fewer mid-term and short-term complications than traditional transvenous pacemakers. The study was recently published in Heart Rhythm. “The issue with traditional pacemakers, which have been around in mainstream use since the 1960s, is that the greatest source of complications come from the incisional access that we need to create a pocket for the pacemaker,” Daniel Cantillon, M.D., research director for Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at Cleveland Clinic and lead author of the study, told MD+DI. “If you look at the experience with trad...
Source: MDDI - June 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Implants Source Type: news

Serena Williams says she had a period when pregnant
Dr Alyssa Dweck, a New York OBGYN, and Dr Lauren Streicher, a professor of gynecology at Northwestern University, explained to DailyMail.com the reasons for vaginal bleeding in pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can an IUD cause bleeding after sex?
An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a reversible way to prevent pregnancy in the long term. While the body is getting used to the IUD, a person may experience cramps, irregular periods, or heavy bleeding. However, bleeding after sex is not a common side effect, and it can indicate other issues. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

American Academy of Periodontology releases proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions
Updates include staging and grading system for periodontitis; classification of peri-implant diseaseCHICAGO (June 21, 2018) —The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has published the official proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions. These proceedings provide a comprehensive update to the previous disease classification established at the 1999 International Workshop for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions. Highlights from the 2017 proceedings include a recategorization of various forms of periodontitis, the developm...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Scientists aim to stop the devastation of Zika-like pandemics
Killer viruses can ravage countries, but now a new project hopes to spot diseases likely to jump from animals to humansFor several months, health workers have been battling to contain anEbola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A total of 60 cases, 28 of them fatal, have been reported around the town of Mbandaka, though authorities say the outbreak is now under control.Politicians, nevertheless, remain nervous. Thousands died in theWest African Ebola outbreak of 2014 after the virus – which probably spread from infected animals, such as fruit bats – triggered widespread cases of severe, sometimes ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science editor Tags: Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Ebola Zika virus Sars Science Health Society World news Africa China Source Type: news

Rectal Bleeding Symptoms and Signs
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reduced-Intensity Warfarin Safe With On-X Heart Valve Reduced-Intensity Warfarin Safe With On-X Heart Valve
Low-dose warfarin plus aspirin was associated with less bleeding without increasing thromboembolic events compared with standard-dose warfarin after aortic valve replacement with the On-X mechanical valve.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

K2 and Spice Still Causing Hospitalizations in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers ofsynthetic cannabinoids, often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice” as people continue to be hospitalized with severe bleeding after using these products which have contained rat poison. Wisconsin has seen a total of 15 cases since March of this year, 7 confirmed and 8 probable. Counties with confirmed cases include Dane, M ilwaukee, and Outagamie Counties...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 20, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

How to stop ingrown toenails: Cut your nails this shape to avoid pain and inflammation
HOW TO stop ingrown toenails: An ingrown nail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin, and this can cause pain, inflammation and even bleeding. Without treatment, it can become infected, so it ’s important you cut your toenails a specific way. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Omega-3s Good for Your Brain?
Omega-3 is easily the most popular supplement in America. Roughly 8% of adults—or about 19 million people—take some kind of omega-3 fatty acid supplement, according to the latest figures from the National Institutes of Health. There’s a reason fish oil capsules and other omega-3 supplements are so popular. “Omega-3 fatty acids are involved in many different fundamental [brain] processes,” says Simon Dyall, a principal academic and head of nutrition at Bournemouth University in the UK. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—namely EPA and DHA—and their metabolites influence gene expres...
Source: TIME: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

The government must fund our public services or call an election, says UNISON
Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Tuesday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This year marks 25 years of UNISON. It’s a year to celebrate and to commemorate all the work of those who went before us. “UNISON was born in an era of the right – facing a Conservative government pandering to the private sector, and producing piece after piece of anti-trade union legislation. “It was a time where the checks and balances of the political system had given way to the cheques and bonuses of the bankers. “Millions of people were working, j...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rob Smith Tags: Article Source Type: news

TICH-2: Tranexamic Acid for ICH Yields Mixed Results TICH-2: Tranexamic Acid for ICH Yields Mixed Results
An agent often prescribed to stop bleeding from trauma and postpartum hemorrhage is now being tested in intracerebral hemorrhage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tourniquet practice proven to improve survival in civilian trauma victims
(Natural News) Tourniquets are finally getting some good press, an article in News Wise stated. A newly published study showed that a properly fitted tourniquet can increase the chances of survival for a civilian victim who has suffered traumatic injuries. The technique was originally developed to stop wounded soldiers from bleeding to death. It was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever – Kenya
On 8 June 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) for Kenya confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley fever. The first patient was admitted to a hospital in Wajir County in north-eastern Kenya on 2 June with fever, body weakness, and bleeding from the gums and mouth. The patient reported having consumed meat from a sick animal; the patient died the same day. On 4 June, two relatives of the index patient were admitted. Blood samples were collected and sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute, one of which was confirmed positive for Rift Valley fever on 6 June. As of 16 June, a total of 26 human cases have been reported from Wajir...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Despite public education campaigns, people in Illinois are still using synthetic weed, then getting hospitalized with bleeding eyes and ears
(Natural News) Marijuana, in its natural form, is known to provide a ton of medical and health-promoting properties. It’s also pretty cheap and can be grown in your backyard – which, of course, isn’t fun for Big Pharma, makers of synthetic cannabinoids that parade as safer alternatives. There’s just one problem – they’re not, as evidenced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A prepper's guide to applying and storing a tourniquet
(Natural News) When you get badly injured and are bleeding out, having a tourniquet handy and knowing how to apply it within seconds can save your life. A prepper should, therefore, learn the right way to use and store it, an article in Imminent Threat Solutions (ITS) states. The very first thing to do is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blacks, Hispanics Suffer Second Bleeding Strokes More Often
Title: Blacks, Hispanics Suffer Second Bleeding Strokes More OftenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Blacks, Hispanics Suffer Second Bleeding Strokes More Often
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Black and Hispanic Americans have a much higher risk of a second bleeding stroke than whites, and more research is needed to find out why, a new study suggests. Bleeding (hemorrhagic) strokes account for only 10 to 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SSRIs and SNRIs and Bleeding in Cardiac Surgical Patients SSRIs and SNRIs and Bleeding in Cardiac Surgical Patients
SSRIs and SNRIs are known to alter hemostasis. Does the use of these medications increase the risk of bleeding and transfusion in patients undergoing cardiac surgery?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pre-op Avatrombopag Curbs Platelet Need in Patients With Liver Disease Pre-op Avatrombopag Curbs Platelet Need in Patients With Liver Disease
Pre-procedural avatrombopag (Doptelet, Dova) may reduce the need for platelet transfusions or rescue procedures for bleeding in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and thrombocytopenia, according to findings from two phase 3 trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Penn Medicine GI bleeding research points to need for updated Medicare policies
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Penn Medicine researchers are calling for greater precision in Medicare performance reporting for patients with GI bleeding following an evaluation of patients with the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer: This free trick could prevent the dangerous cancer
CERVICAL cancer symptoms include unusual bleeding from the vaginal area and possible pain during or after sex, among others. The dangerous cancer is most likely to affect sexually active women aged between 30 and 45. You could use this free trick to help prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer: Try this amazing free trick to prevent the condition and worrying symptom
CERVICAL cancer symptoms include unusual bleeding from the vaginal area and possible pain during or after sex, among others. The dangerous cancer is most likely to affect sexually active women aged between 30 and 45. You could use this free trick to help prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Korea ’ s IntroMedic wins FDA nod for MiroCam capsule endoscope, inks U.S. distro deal
Korea-based medtech company IntroMedic inked a deal with Stratis Medical to distribute its MicroCam video capsule endoscopy system in the U.S. The device is designed to visualize and monitor the small bowel mucosa. The MicroCam is the first capsule endoscopy system with E-Field Propagation or Human Body Communication, according to Stratis Medical – the proprietary tech uses the human body as a communication medium to provide high-resolution images for consistent and accurate monitoring of the small bowel. The latest MicroCam system includes software that receives, records and processes images faster and more efficien...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging IntroMedic stratismedical Source Type: news

Ten ‐year follow‐up of dental implants used for immediate loading in the edentulous mandible: A prospective clinical study
ConclusionImmediate loading of 5 fluoride ‐modified dental implants with a fixed prosthetic rehabilitation is a predictable and reliable treatment in the edentulous mandible, based on a 100% implant survival and limited peri‐implant bone loss. Implants used for immediate loading in the edentu lous mandible who are showing early bone loss may be at higher risk to develop peri‐implantitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bleeding into the skin?
Minor bleeding into the skin is common and is often the result of an injury. It is usually no cause for concern and people should be able to manage their symptoms at home. In this article, we look at possible causes of bleeding into the skin and bruising. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

New statement defines abusive head trauma in kids
A coalition of nine physician groups has issued a consensus statement to define...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologists detect signs of domestic abuse on imaging Radiologists can play key role in identifying elder abuse Safety-net hospital lifts the lid on child abuse Radiologists should eye scans for clues to elder abuse Abused children often have spinal bleeding (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

McMaster professor seeks to stop the bleeding
(McMaster University) Developing new ways to improve the treatment of patients with bleeding disorders is the priority for the new Bayer Chair for Clinical Epidemiology Research and Bleeding Disorders at McMaster University, Dr. Alfonso Iorio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It Turns Out Stapler Choice Matters in Lung Cancer Surgery
Video-assisted lobectomies performed with powered staplers resulted in nearly half as many patient bleeding complications as those conducted with manual staplers, according to a recent study. Patients treated with powered staplers were released from the hospital one day earlier than those whose surgeons used manual staplers. The retrospective study, funded by powered-stapler maker Ethicon, also indicated shortened hospital stays and 10% lower costs among the patients treated with the powered devices, most of which were manufactured by Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson. Most of the manual devices were made by Medtronic...
Source: MDDI - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: R & D Source Type: news