Dr Reddy's, Cipla, Aurobindo units recall products in US market
As per the enforcement report by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), the US-based unit of Dr Reddy's Laboratories is recalling 2,838 ampules of vitamin K deficiency treatment drug Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion. According to the USFDA, Dr Reddy's Laboratories is recalling the affected lot due to "failed stability specifications". (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 23, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin K deficiency: 'Excessive' bleeding and blood in urine could be a sign
VITAMIN deficiencies can cause long-term health problems but are often simple to avoid with a healthy diet. Many of us are aware of the issues that can come from a lack of certain vitamins such as C and D, but some less known vitamin deficiencies can have serious consequences including "excessive" blood loss and the risk of fracturing bones. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatrics Group Stresses Benefits of Vitamin K Shots for Infants Pediatrics Group Stresses Benefits of Vitamin K Shots for Infants
The American Academy of Pediatrics said bleeding due to vitamin K deficiency appears to be on the rise as some families decline a standard preventive measure for newborns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - February 22, 2022 Category: OBGYN Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Newborns Should Receive Vitamin K Within Six Hours of Birth
TUESDAY, Feb. 22, 2022 -- Vitamin K should be administered as a single intramuscular dose for all newborns as prophylaxis for vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), according to a policy statement published in the March issue of Pediatrics. Ivan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 22, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Developmental Hemostasis: The Evolution of our Coagulation System
Developmental hemostasis describes the evolution of the coagulation system from the neonatal period through adulthood. Neonates have lower levels of coagulation factors and elevated screening levels at birth. These levels can be influenced by various circumstances including gestational age, labor effects, and clinical status. The most commonly used screening tests for coagulopathy are the prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, and fibrinogen level. These values can be difficult to interpret as every laboratory has its own age-specific reference ranges. An understanding of developmental hemostasis is important when ...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - February 1, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Vitamin K found in some cheeses could help fight Covid-19, study suggests
Scientists in Netherlands explore possible link between deficiency and Covid-19 deathsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients who have died or been admitted to intensive care with Covid-19 have been found to be deficient in a vitamin found in spinach, eggs, and hard and blue cheeses, raising hopes that dietary change might be one part of the answer to combating the disease.Researchers studying patients who were admitted to the Canisius Wilhelmina hospital in the Dutch city of Nijmegen have extolled the benefits of vitamin K after discovering a link between deficiency and the worst coronavirus...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Netherlands Health Europe Infectious diseases Science Healthcare industry & wellbeing Source Type: news

Dying to be ill: Munchausen meets warfarin overdose - Akella P, Jindal V, Maradana S, Siddiqui AD.
Patients with severe coagulopathy related to vitamin K deficient proteins can be associated with surreptitious ingestion of vitamin K antagonists. Our patient presented acutely with extensive ecchymosis, gingival bleeding and hematuria. Her initial PT and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults
Researchers found that older adults with vitamin K deficiency were more likely to develop mobility disability, such as difficulty walking and using stairs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Vitamins and Supplements Can ’t Replace a Balanced Diet, Study Says
Roughly 90% of American adults do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, but many are trying to make up for it by popping pills. According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 75% of U.S. adults take a dietary supplement of some kind. Multivitamins, many people believe, are a one-step way to get the nutrients they need. But new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that vitamins and supplements may not be enough to keep you healthy. Nutrients consumed via supplements do not improve health and longevity as effectively as those consumed through foods, according to the study. While getting the rig...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Rat poisoning: a challenging diagnosis with clinical and psychological implications - Simmons SC, Taylor LJ, Marques MB, Williams LA.
Rat poisoning should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of vitamin K deficiency without a more likely explanation. However, confirming this diagnosis may be difficult due to the varying sensitivities... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin K deficiency: What you need to know
The main symptom of a vitamin K deficiency is excessive bleeding caused by an inability to form blood clots. Learn about vitamin K in adults and infants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Without Essential Nutrients, A Child’s Body Struggles To Do These Things
When our children get into cars, we make them buckle their seat belts. And when they learn to ride bikes, we teach them to wear helmets. But not everything that has to do with our children’s health and well-being is as easy to see as a helmet or as simple to reach for as a seatbelt. In countries across the globe, in food deserts here in the U.S. and, even, in many of our homes, children are not getting proper nutrition. And the consequences are tremendous: adequate vitamin and mineral intake is essential for a child’s health and development, particularly in the first 1,000 days of life. An infant or a child wi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Than Tylenol To Ease Arthritis Pain
No dose of Tylenol is going to ease your arthritis pain — no matter what your doctor tells you. It’s important to know the benefits and risks associated with each medication to determine which ones are right for you. And a team of researchers from the University of Bern, in Switzerland, has just proved it. The researchers gathered data from 74 randomized trials involving 58,500 patients. And what they discovered was that acetaminophen — marketed as Tylenol in America and Paracetamol in Europe, Australia and elsewhere — has no impact at all on osteoarthritis pain, no matter what the dosage. Arthritis Treatments Can ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Optimal Bone Health
Dear JJ: My doctor warned me I'm in the beginning stages of bone loss and that I need to be taking preventative measures now. My mom and grandma had osteoporosis. What steps can I take right now to reduce its impact? Decreased bone mineral density and altered bone protein are among the early warning signs of osteoporosis, the most common bone disease. While it affects everyone, older women become more susceptible than men to osteoporosis. Researchers estimate 35 percent of postmenopausal Caucasian women have hip, spine, or distal forearm osteoporosis. Regardless of gender, your risk increases with age because bones b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Is It Called Christmas Disease?
Discussion Too much or too little causes the important homeostatic balance of life to be upset. This is true of the interactions between the circulatory and hematology systems of the body and their important function in ensuring that the circulatory system plumbing is not leaking (i.e. bleeding) and also not getting plugged up (i.e. thrombosis). A healthy system has adequate numbers of functional platelets, and protein synthesis of the factors needed for a balanced hemostasis system. An adequate amount of Vitamin K is needed for some factors activity. Additionally the absence of any drugs that interfere with platelets or t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 14, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news