Navigation Links
Alternative to blood Transfusions

According to a new study, a new drug may lower the need for blood transfusions in surgical patients with acute anemia. The new drug, polymerized bovine hemoglobin (HBOC-201),// is delivered intravenously and supplies oxygen to the blood of the recipient. The structure of the HBOC-201 is smaller and more mobile than blood cells, therefore allowing the HBOC-201 molecules to effectively distribute oxygen throughout the body.

The study, conducted by Jonathan S. Jahr, M.D., director of clinical research at the University of California, Los Angeles, compared 300 surgery patients who received HBOC-201 to 250 surgery patients who received blood transfusions. Results showed there were no significant problems associated with the patients who had received HBOC-201. However, HBOC-201 did cause yellow skin discoloration in some patients.

HBOC-201 is intended to reduce possible infectious agents found in blood that can harm recipients after a blood transfusion. It also does not have to be kept fresh through refrigeration as stored blood does, and it can last up to three years. Most amazing of all, say researchers, is HBOC-201 can be used by all blood types.

Dr. Jahr says, "It's not a matter of being more effective than human blood, or allogenic blood. HBOC-201 effectively provides an oxygen 'bridge' that helps keep acutely anemic patients stable during and after surgery. It can also fill an unmet medical need when compatible red blood cells are not readily available or when there is a need or preference to avoid blood transfusions."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Prince Charles lends support to Alternative Medicine
2. Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients
3. Complementary and Alternative medicine
4. Alternative therapies popular with Parkinsons patients
5. Alternative Therapy in HIV Patients
6. An Alternative to Warfarin
7. Another Alternative For Diabetics On Insulin
8. The Use Of Alternative Medicine On The Rise
9. Heart Patients Use Alternative Medicine
10. New Blood Thinner Pill - First Potential Alternative to Warfarin in 50 years
11. Red Clover- A Future Remedy For Menopause And An Alternative To HRT
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/21/2017)... Sterling, VA (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 ... ... hosting its first weeklong campaign, AWARE: A Week of Addiction and Recovery Education, ... emerging evidence in treating and preventing substance use disorders. , The mission ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... ... Health held the much anticipated Regional Primary Care Spring Symposium on April 1, ... the local medical community, offering physicians and healthcare providers an opportunity to learn ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... Providing for loved ones before ... planning process, or where to even begin. “Now more than ever there are some ... properly protect yourself and your family,” said attorney Lisa Edgar Dickman, founder of the ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... in hopes of squashing a global crisis with solution to peace plan. Yisrayl says war ... because the plan is given by the Creator Himself. , Yisrayl says war drums ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... Houston, Texas (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 ... ... repeal…. sound familiar? These are five common elements between the Obamacare program ... feral hog control program which uses Warfarin poison to kill hogs. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 Global Surgical Drainage ... are tubes used to remove excess liquid and air. ... pus, urine, bile or lymph. Surgical drains are used ... such as orthopedics surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery ... post-surgery to prevent accumulation of fluid e.g. blood or ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... -- Companion animal vaccines are ... such as canine, avian and feline. ... as Attenuated Live Vaccines, Conjugate Vaccines, Inactivated Vaccines, ... Vaccines. Attenuated live vaccines are derived from disease-causing ... been weakend under laboratory conditions. Conjugate vaccines are ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a global medical device ... markets with innovative and proprietary products, will release financial ... after the market close on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. ... call and webcast to discuss its financial results the ... p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Central Time). Darin ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: