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
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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

Saranas raises $3m in Series C to support Early Bird bleed monitor
Internal bleeding detection device developer Saranas said today it raised $2.8 million in a Series C funding round slated to support its Early Bird bleeding monitor system. The Early bird device is designed as a standard vascular access sheath which is embedded with sensors which detect bleeding from accidentally ruptured blood vessels during cardiac procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, the Houston, Texas-based company said. Funds from the round will be used to support a multicenter clinical pilot trial of the Early Bird system in the US, as well as the company’s continued commerci...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Patient Monitoring saranas Source Type: news

Stop the Bleed Familiarization Course
Alabama Department of Public Health. 05/17/2018 This one-hour webinar provided by the Stop the Bleed program covers the principles of bleeding control and providing first aid until the arrival of emergency responders. It discusses the national policy on increasing survivability following mass-casualty events called the Hartford Consensus; provides information on tourniquets and wound packing, and how they both should be used in appropriate cases; and provides an overview of Stop the Bleed Day and how to become involved. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC Warning: Severe Bleeding Linked With Synthetic Cannabinoids CDC Warning: Severe Bleeding Linked With Synthetic Cannabinoids
More than 200 people in nine states have developed serious, unexplained bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids thought to be laced with rat poison.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Severe Bleeding Tied to Synthetic Cannabinoids, CDC Warns Severe Bleeding Tied to Synthetic Cannabinoids, CDC Warns
More than 200 people in nine states have developed serious, unexplained bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids thought to be laced with rat poison.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Cook Medical loses Houston-based IVC suit, plans to appeal
Cook Medical said today it lost a suit related to its Celect vena cava filters in Houston, but that it plans to appeal the decision. The ruling came from a jury in Houston, which ruled in favor of a plaintiff, though the Bloomington, Ind.-based company did not release any detailed information related to the case. “We are dedicated to providing life-saving treatment options for patients and will continue to defend all of our IVC filters. Our filters have saved thousands of lives, are clinically successful and are critical to patient well-being,” Cook Medical vascular division VP Mark Breedlov...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Vascular Cook Medical Source Type: news

Ingestible 'Bacteria on a Chip' could Help Diagnose Disease
MIT researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. This "bacteria-on-a-chip" approach combines sensors made from living cells with ultra-low-power electronics that convert the bacterial response into a wireless signal that can be read by a smartphone. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Swallowable 'bacteria on a chip' could help diagnose colon cancer
Unlike other ingestible chips, this new version by MIT scientists contains millions of genetically engineered living cells to act as sensors, as they are designed to light up when they detect bleeding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swallowable 'bacteria on a chip' could help diagnose colon cancer, bowel disorders and gut ulcers
Unlike other ingestible chips, this new version by MIT scientists contains millions of genetically engineered living cells to act as sensors, as they are designed to light up when they detect bleeding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott ’s Amplatzer Stroke Reduction Data Is Strong at EuroPCR
Abbott Laboratories’ Amplatzer Amulet left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion device has been shown at one year to reduce stroke by 57% as compared to the predicted stroke risk. The data also showed it was able to make this reduction without the need for lifetime blood thinners.  The Abbott Park IL-based company released the data at EuroPCR, the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions in Paris, and simultaneously published in EuroIntervention. More than 1,078 patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (Afib) were in the study with one-year-follow up. “The Amul...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Rectal Bleeding
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An ingestible bacterial-electronic system to monitor gastrointestinal health
Biomolecular monitoring in the gastrointestinal tract could offer rapid, precise disease detection and management but is impeded by access to the remote and complex environment. Here, we present an ingestible micro-bio-electronic device (IMBED) for in situ biomolecular detection based on environmentally resilient biosensor bacteria and miniaturized luminescence readout electronics that wirelessly communicate with an external device. As a proof of concept, we engineer heme-sensitive probiotic biosensors and demonstrate accurate diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding in swine. Additionally, we integrate alternative biosensor...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mimee, M., Nadeau, P., Hayward, A., Carim, S., Flanagan, S., Jerger, L., Collins, J., McDonnell, S., Swartwout, R., Citorik, R. J., Bulovic, V., Langer, R., Traverso, G., Chandrakasan, A. P., Lu, T. K. Tags: Engineering, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

Health Tip: Risk Factors for an Ectopic Pregnancy
-- An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside theuterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. The growing fetus eventually will cause the fallopian tube to burst, which can lead to life-threatening bleeding that could require... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Pharmaceutical Firm Unveils Oxytocin, Others in Lagos to Check Maternal Deaths
[This Day] Worried by the increasing spate of maternal deaths, Juhel Nigeria Limited, in collaboration with the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has introduced its own brand of maternal medicines- Magnesium sulphate and Oxytocin injection, saying the drugs have the capacity to reduce after-birth bleeding and maternal deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inari Medical wins FDA 510(k) for FlowTriever
Inari Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its FlowTriever stent retriever designed to treat pulmonary embolisms. The clearance came based upon results from the company’s Flare clinical study of the device, which examined data from 106 patients with acute pulmonary embolisms treated with the FlowTriever at 18 US sites, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. Results from the study indicated a decrease in mean RV/LV ratio from baseline of 1.53 to 1.15 at 48 hours post-procedure. Data also indicated excellent safety at 30 days with a 3.8% rate of major adverse events and no device related complication...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Inari Medical Source Type: news