DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The lifesaving gift of blood donation
January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about blood donation. Each year, millions of people need a blood transfusion, and the need knows no season. Some may need blood during surgery. Others depend on it after an accident or because they have a disease that requires blood [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Namibia: Blood Stocks Low
[Namibian] The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NamBTS) is facing a severe shortage of blood to supply all hospitals countrywide for emergency services because of the current Covid-19 restrictions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Major Crisis As Blood Bank Runs Dry
[Lesotho Times] A blood shortage of crisis proportions looms this festive season amid revelations that the Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services (LBTS) has only got 20 blood units sourced from Mokoanyane Barracks in Maseru yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is the universal blood donor type?
January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about blood types. There are four blood types: A, B, AB and O, each differentiated by specific proteins called "antigens." And blood also is classified by the rhesus, or Rh, factor -- negative or positive. Ideally, blood transfusions are performed [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 8, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Transfusions with higher red blood cell levels do not improve preterm baby outcomes
(George Mason University) National Institutes of Health-funded randomized clinical trial is the largest study to-date to compare thresholds for blood transfusions in premature babies, offers guidance for health care providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher red cell transfusion threshold offers no advantage for treating preterm infants
Very low birthweight infants often need blood transfusions to survive. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 30, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Higher red cell transfusion threshold offers no advantage for treating preterm infants
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Very low birthweight infants often need blood transfusions to survive. A National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests that providing a higher threshold of red cells within accepted limits offers no advantage in survival or reduction in neurological impairment over a lower threshold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Protocol Advances Toward Lab-Made Universal Red Blood Cells
Researchers report a new way of generating the cells from induced pluripotent stem cells in hopes they will one day be used in blood transfusions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote healthcare providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10)...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

On World AIDS Day, Those Who Fought the 1980s Epidemic Find Striking Differences and Tragic Parallels in COVID-19
More than three decades after the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 1988, the world’s leading global health organization faces another public health crisis in COVID-19. On this World AIDS Day, those who raised awareness of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, find devastating similarities and haunting differences in America’s response to both crises. In 1981, scientists recorded the first cases of a rare pneumonia, usually found among immunosuppressed patients, among a group of gay men in Los Angeles, and noticed more cases appearing among gay men in San Francisco and New ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

Judge rules 15 year old Jehovah's Witness must have blood transfusion
The case mirrors the dilemmas faced by the family court judge played by Emma Thompson in 2017's The Children Act. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Headlines American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting With More Than 35 Presentations Highlighting Deep, Diverse Oncology Pipeline and Portfolio
RARITAN, N.J., November 5, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today more than 35 company-sponsored studies, including 10 oral presentations, will be featured at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place virtually December 5-8, 2020.In multiple myeloma, highlights include Phase 1b/2 results for the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel); new and updated data for the anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody DARZALEX® (daratumumab) and the subcutane...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Preoperative Blood Transfusion Not Beneficial for Surgery in Neonates
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2020 -- For neonates undergoing surgery, preoperative blood transfusions (PBTs) are associated with increased 30-day morbidity and mortality, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Pediatrics. Katerina Dukleska, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Critically ill infants given blood transfusions before surgery have poorer outcomes
(Nemours) Critically ill newborns who receive blood transfusions prior to surgery had about a 50% increased rate of complications or death than those who did not receive transfusions, according to a new study published today inPediatrics by Nemours Children's Health System researchers. The findings demonstrate the potential danger that blood transfusions may have on the surgical outcomes of neonatal patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New evidence to guide the practice of blood transfusions in children with severe malari
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Blood transfusions increase the survival of children admitted to the hospital with complications by severe malaria, and could be beneficial even at higher haemoglobin levels than those currently recommended. These are the main findings of a study led by ISGlobal, a centre supported by " la Caixa " Foundation, and published in The Lancet Haematology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People With Blood Type O May Be Less Vulnerable To Coronavirus, New Studies Suggest
(CNN) — People with blood type O may be less vulnerable to Covid-19 and have a reduced likelihood of getting severely ill, according to two studies published Wednesday. Experts say more research is needed. The research provides further evidence that blood type (also known as blood group) may play a role in a person’s susceptibility to infection and their chance of having a severe bout of the disease. The reasons for this link aren’t clear and more research is needed to say what implications, if any, it has for patients. Studies add to growing evidence A Danish study found that among 7,422 people who teste...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston blood type CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

3 Win Nobel Medicine Prize for Discovering Hepatitis C Virus
(STOCKHOLM) — Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio’s work identified a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn’t be explained by the previously discovered hepatitis A and B viruses. Their work, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, has helped saved millions of lives, the committee said. “Thanks to their discovery, ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: DAVID KEYTON and FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized News News Desk wire Source Type: news

3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize For Hepatitis C Virus Discovery
The scientists' work led to a test to protect blood transfusion recipients from hepatitis C and drugs to treat the infection that have saved millions of lives, according to the Nobel Assembly.(Image credit: Markus Marcetic/Courtesy of Myntverket (Swedish Mint)) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

CSU secures $3.1 million from NIH to advance SolaVAX coronavirus vaccine research
(Colorado State University) SolaVAX repurposes a commercial platform that is currently used to inactivate pathogens in blood transfusions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nomograms Predicting the Occurrence of Sepsis in Patients following Major Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Conclusion. The nomogram achieved good performances for predicting postoperative sepsis in patients by combining clinical and inflammation risk factors. This model can provide the early risk estimation of sepsis for patients following major hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI
A restrictive blood transfusion strategy in myocardial infarction patients with anemia proved safe, significantly less costly, and at least as effective as the standard liberal transfusion strategy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Closing the gap: finding undiagnosed hepatitis C infections after blood transfusions
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) What is the incidence of viral hepatitis caused by blood transfusions before and after Sweden introduced screening of blood in the early 1990s? In an article published in Eurosurveillance ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, the authors also try to estimate how many people of those who were infected with hepatitis B and C through blood transfusion still live with undiagnosed hepatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two COVID-19 Clinical Trials Seek to Enroll Pregnant Women
Upon seeing pregnant women sick with COVID-19 at a University of Pennsylvania hospital, researchers there wrote trial protocols for blood transfusions to treat the disease that include expecting... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 20, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Do our different blood types make us more vulnerable to Covid-19?
Most humans fall into one of four blood groups — A, B, AB or O. Ordinarily, your blood type makes little difference in your life except if you need to have a blood transfusion — and now, if you have Covid-19. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Senegal is Providing Reproductive Health Services to those Who can Least Afford it
Ndiabou Niang was able to get access to prenatal care after her town’s mayor decided to finance the health membership of nearly 300 women and children. Courtesy: Réseau Siggil JigéenBy Neena BhandariSYDNEY, Australia, Jul 14 2020 (IPS) Pregnant with her second child, 30-year-old Ndiabou Niang was enduring pelvic pain, but couldn’t afford to access prenatal care in Diabe Salla, a village on the outskirts of the small town of Thilogne in north-east Senegal. Her husband was unemployed and her earnings of under CFAF 10,000 (17 USD) from selling seasonal fruits in the local market were insufficient to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neena Bhandari Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Senegal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Women Deliver Source Type: news

A micro-lab on a chip detects blood type within minutes
(Tokyo University of Science) The need to first zero in on a blood group can delay blood transfusions in emergency situations, and this in turn can prove fatal. Thus, to speed up the process, a team of scientists from Tokyo University of Science, Japan, has developed a lab-on-a-chip device that can not only tell the blood type within five minutes but allows medical staff to read the results through simple visual inspections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changes in transfusion and fluid therapy practices in severely injured children: an analysis of 5118 children from the TraumaRegister DGU ® - Piekarski F, Kaufmann J, Engelhardt T, Raimann FJ, Lustenberger T, Marzi I, Lefering R, Zacharowski K, Meybohm P, TraumaRegister DGU.
PURPOSE: Trauma is the leading cause of death in children. In adults, blood transfusion and fluid resuscitation protocols changed resulting in a decrease of morbidity and mortality over the past 2 decades. Here, transfusion and fluid resuscitation practice... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

COVID Survivor Blood Transfusion a Safe Treatment
The experimental treatment -- called convalescent plasma therapy -- is popular because no drug has been approved specifically to treat coronavirus infection. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA approval to market generic version of Deferasirox tablets
Zydus Cadila, part of Cadila Healthcare group, on Tuesday said it has received final approval from the US health regulator to market its generic version of Deferasirox tablets used in treatment of chronic iron overload due to blood transfusions. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Subcutaneous Daratumumab Combination Resulted in Deep and Rapid Hematologic Responses and Improved Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
RARITAN, NJ, June 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the first randomized Phase 3 study investigating subcutaneous daratumumab[i] in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a rare and potentially fatal disease.[1],[2] The data demonstrated subcutaneous daratumumab in combination with cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (D-CyBorD) resulted in a higher hematologic complete response rate (CR), (53 percent vs. 18 percent [P
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Ultraviolet Light Treats Influenza?
The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Clinical- and surgery-specific risk factors for post-operative sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of over 30 million patients
In conclusion, multiple-patient and surgery-related risk factors are associated with the development of post-operative sepsis. Recognizing these risk factors could assist in the pre-operative identification of patients at risk of post-operative sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reactivation viremia in pediatric sepsis
Conclusion(s): Children with severe sepsis had low rates of detectable viremia, which limited analyses of its association with clinical outcomes or immune paralysis phenotype. Given the rare occurrence of cytomegalovirus viremia, in particular, our study does not support a role for viremia as a biomarker of illness severity or as a modifiable risk factor of clinical outcomes for most patients. Future studies on the role of viremia in pediatric sepsis will need to consider the challenges posed by low rates of viremia in this population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Am a Midwife in a Rohingya Refugee Camp —Here’s What It’s Like
By Maksuma Akter, Midwife in Bangladesh I have been a midwife in these camps for the last two years. Photo courtesy of Maksuma Akter.May 07, 2020Within a seven-block area live over 20,000 people. Most live in sheds, and some families are seven to a single room. Children don’t run free in the streets—they are confined to small areas.These are refugees, living in Rohingya refugee camps.They have fled their country to escape persecution. But most of them left lives of possession to find themselves inside a fence with nothing but the clothes on their backs and their families. They are anxious, depressed, and su...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health International Day of the Midwife Nursing Midwifery 2020 Midwives Source Type: news

Lucknow hospital begins plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 positive patients
The doctor from Orai in Uttar Pradesh was administered the plasma donated by a woman doctor from Canada who was the first COVID-19 patient admitted to the KGMU and later recovered, Dr Tulika Chandra of the hospital's blood transfusion medicine department said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesotho: Health Crisis as Blood Bank Runs Dry
[Lesotho Times] A health crisis is looming amid revelations that the Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services (LBTS) has almost run out of blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA Health urges healthy people to donate blood
Facing a critical shortage of donated blood at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, healthy people are urged to give blood.Even though Los Angeles has issued a safer at home  order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, giving blood is permitted.“Blood donation is considered an essential service that is exempt from the safer at home directive,” said Dr. Dawn Ward, medical director for the UCLA Blood& Platelet Center. “Cancer patients, trauma patients, mothers delivering babies, babies born in critical condition, and patients undergoing surgeries st...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Plasma from coronavirus survivors found to help severely ill patients
Blood transfusion studies by teams in China report striking improvementsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors have found tentative evidence that seriously ill coronavirus patients can benefit from infusions of blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from the disease.Related:Wellcome Trust urges firms to donate £6bn for Covid-19 researchContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Health Science Infectious diseases World news UK news China Source Type: news

Centre steps in to provide healthcare to the poorest
However, with the rising Covid-19 cases, state governments have been converting hospitals, especially government hospitals, as dedicated facilities to treat only Covid-19 patients. This has adversely affected poor patients with serious ailments related to oncology, blood disorders and kidney. Some require regular procedures like dialysis and blood transfusions. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Fears Are Leading to Blood Drive Cancellations at ‘Unprecedented’ Rates in the U.S.
Winter is not a boom time for blood donation centers in the U.S. Bad weather, plus circulating flu strains, tend to deter people from giving blood. And the ongoing outbreak of the new coronavirus in the U.S. has worsened an already lean time. According to the American Red Cross, about 1,500 of their blood drives across the country have been canceled because of concerns about the coronavirus. The organization estimates that they’ve lost out on roughly 46,000 donations as a result. Meanwhile, the demand for blood is still strong. “We’ve not seen anything like this at the Red Cross,” says Chris Hrouda,...
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Alternatives to Transfusion: Artificial Oxygen Carriers Alternatives to Transfusion: Artificial Oxygen Carriers
This review and case study explores the potential of blood substitutes, specifically perfluorocarbons and hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers, as alternatives to blood transfusion.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

10 African Americans Who Have Shaped  Public Health
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Sabra Farquharson, Business development officer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 18, 2020We’re celebrating the legacies of ten African Americans in public health this month—shining a light on the invaluable contributions made by these scholars and health workers. According to themost recent report form the Health Resources and Services Administration, African Americans make up 11.6% of the US health workforce, and throughout American history have made invaluable contributions to greater public health in fields s...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

Kenya: Tracing Genesis of Crisis At Kenya's Blood Agency
[Nation] Dr Fridah Govedi walked into the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services (KNBTS) in early August last year, just a few days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kenya stopped funding the department, and after the former director, Dr Josephine Githaiga, left in July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news