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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Accelerates Healing of Joint Injuries, Osteoarthritis Pain

... with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive ... responsible for tissue repair are removed and the platelets remain. When in their resting state, platelets look like sea sponges and when activated form ...

Singapore First in Southeast Asia to Use Novel Treatment for Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries

... healing mechanism triggers a blood clot where platelets accumulate. Central to the body's normal healing process, the platelets then release growth factors and signalling ... to six times higher) of the patient's own blood platelets before injecting them into the site of the ....

Children's National Research Links Platelets to Sepsis-Related Organ Failure

... bloodstream's "innocent bystanders," platelets may actually play a more sinister role in organ ... the first time doctors have looked at and linked platelets to poor outcomes from this often fatal infection. ... featured a unique attribute: the genes within platelets were triggered to produce a protein known as ...

Donate Blood Today -- Save Up to Three Lives

... Red blood cells must be used within 42 days, platelets within five days, and plasma can be frozen and ... several components including red blood cells, platelets and plasma. A single patient can use large ... transfusions to increase their iron levels. platelets help blood to clot and give those with leukemia ...

Bioreactors might solve blood-platelet supply problems

... Ohio It might be possible to grow human blood platelets in the laboratory for transfusion, according to a ... , might one day enable blood banks to grow platelets continuously and in quantities that can ease the ... $1 billion. They are needed by people who lack platelets or ...

Novel therapeutic approaches may improve patient outcomes in several platelet disorders

... disorders characterized by a low number of platelets in the blood, will be presented in a press ... by one of three causes: low production of platelets in the bone marrow, increased breakdown of platelets in the bloodstream, or increased breakdown ...

Fugitive cancer cells can be blocked by stopping blood cells that aid them

... specialized blood cells involved in clotting. platelets shelter and feed tumor cells that stray into the ... Medicine in St. Louis suggests that inactivating platelets could slow down or prevent metastasis. In ... research has shown that tumor cells activate platelets and that mice with ...

Smith & Nephew Introduces New Biologic to Speed Healing

... from a sample of the patient's blood. platelets are round cell fragments in the blood that are ... healing process. When the concentrated platelets are applied to the surgical site, they may help ... product application is universal because platelets naturally aid in the healing process of multiple ...

Many stroke, heart attack patients may not benefit from aspirin

... of a cardiovascular event by preventing blood platelets from aggregating in the arteries and obstructing ... drawn from a patient taking aspirin shows that platelets are still aggregating, that patient is diagnosed ... in our study, were aspirin sensitive -- their platelets did not aggregate in arteries -- and 20 percent ...

Story ideas from Molecular and Cellular Proteomics

... within the Elderly The variation in human platelets in the elderly population is not significantly ... the variation of protein expression in normal platelets is fairly low, any changes in protein expression ... need big changes to perturb the system). platelets play a key role in maintaining the health of our ...

JCI table of contents: Nov. 21, 2007

... showed that BSDL enhances the activation of human platelets cells found in the blood that when activated are ... revealed that BSDL mediated its effects on platelets in vitro and in vivo by binding a protein on the surface of platelets known as CXCR4. Indeed, inhibition of CXCR4 ...

Diesel exhaust associated with higher heart attack, stroke risk in men

... activation, assessed by measuring the number of platelets associated with white blood cells. platelets play a central role in blood clotting, and when ... participants had increased levels of activated platelets that became attached to white blood cells, he ...

Pall launches new products to increase supply of safe blood

... dose of the highest quality whole-blood derived platelets available today. Pall was granted FDA clearance ... derived platelets. (Bacterial contamination of platelets is a leading cause of sickness and death from a ... about a lack of sufficient quantities of platelets for life-saving transfusions or ...

New transfusion rules restrict donations from previously pregnant women

... who have previously been pregnant from donating platelets and plasma will have a major impact on the blood ... in acute pulmonary edema (fluid accumulation). platelets derived from single-donor collection (apheresis) ... PL System to help ensure the availability of safe platelets despite the new donor restrictions. The Acrodose ...

Critical blood shortages eased by new technology

... to efficiently increase the availability of safe platelets for transfusion by making use of the abundant ... to efficiently use whole blood to make safe platelets more readily available. The resulting ... provide significant advantages over single-donor platelets and other whole blood-derived platelet products. ...

Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Several Scientific Presentations at International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis XII Congress

... Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1:15-1:45 p.m. Location: Room 104 ABC, platelets and Systemic Disorders The Antiplatelet Effect of a New, Direct ... Thursday, July 16, 2:15-3:45 p.m. Location: 157 ABC Oral, platelets as Drug Targets Reconstructed Recombinant Factor Xa as an Antidote to ...

Corgenix to Exhibit AspirinWorks(R) Test at 2009 ISTH Meeting

... is a simple urine test that determines the effect of aspirin on platelets by measuring the level of thromboxane production (aspirin's target). The higher the levels of thromboxane, the stickier the blood platelets and the less impact the aspirin is having. This crucial information may ...

Four Miami-Area Residents Sentenced In $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

... for a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia, a disorder involving a low count of platelets in the blood. None of Midway's patients actually had low blood platelet ... would separate into its component parts, enabling Dagnesses to extract the platelets from the sample. Dagnesses would then return the adulterated blood to his ...

Miami Doctor and Chemist Plead Guilty in HIV Infusion Fraud Scheme

... for a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia, a disorder involving a low count of platelets in the blood. According to court documents, none of Midway's patients ... would separate into its component parts, enabling Dagnesses to extract the platelets from the sample. Dagnesses would then return the adulterated blood to his ...

New Aspirin Test Now Available in Wichita Area

... day to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, works by making blood platelets less sticky and thus less likely to form a blood clot. Major clinical ... stroke." The AspirinWorks Test determines the effect of aspirin on platelets by measuring the level of the biomarker called thromboxane B2 (11dhTxB2). ...

Blood Emergency: Blood Supply Tips Into Danger Zone

... donate blood every 56 days. Red blood cells must be used within 42 days, platelets within five days, and plasma can be frozen and used for up to one year. ... People can donate red blood cells every 8 weeks (56 days) and platelets every 3 days All donors receive free mini-medical exams on ...

Donate Blood - A Simple and Precious Lifegiving Gift

... bone marrow does not produce enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets for the body. It can affect people of any age. People with severe or ... and rare anemias are dependent upon transfusions of donated blood and platelets to keep them alive. Katelyn Rose Hubbell was diagnosed with severe ...

First-Ever National Ranking of 'Hot Spots' for Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.) Identifies Cities With Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

... Antiplatelet medications proven to help reduce these risks and keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots may be necessary. PLAVIX(R) ... dangerous when they form inside your arteries. These clots form when blood platelets stick together, forming a blockage within your arteries, restricting blood ...

Abbott to Present Data on Novel Cancer Treatments at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

... data demonstrate that ABT-263 induces a transient decrease in circulating platelets via inhibition of Bcl- XL, without decreasing platelet production, ... activity. At 315 mg, researchers observed a 69 percent reduction in mean platelets from baseline values. Typically, platelet nadir occurred on days three to ...

Ibuprofen destroys aspirin's positive effect on stroke risk

... had regained their aspirin sensitivity and its ability to prevent blood platelets from aggregating and blocking arteries. The study is the first to show ... entire time course of this interaction, he said. The results showed that platelets resumed aggregating within 4-6 hours when aspirin and ibuprofen were taken ...

Key found to breakthrough drug for clot victims

... effectively utilizes a natural drug delivery system of circulating blood platelets and white blood cells that accumulate in the clot formation process to ... of cell and developmental biology, OHSU School of Medicine. Blood platelets are small cells that sense an injury and rush to form a clot to reduce ...

Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients

... die, a new Canadian study says. People who are aspirin-resistant have platelets -- the cells in blood responsible for clotting -- that aren't affected in the same way as platelets in people who respond to aspirin. Publishing in the Jan. 18 online ...

Research Highlights New Approaches to Management of Blood Clotting and Bleeding Disorders

... patients produce antiplatelet autoantibodies that destroy their blood platelets and, in some cases, damage their megakaryocytes (the cells that produce platelets in the bone marrow) causing defective platelet production. These result in ...

Drug May Help Reverse Clotting Deficiency

... receiving necessary treatments. With ITP, the body destroys its own platelets or not enough platelets are produced. "This is a condition in which there's a low platelet ...

Inflammation Can't Explain Depression's Link to Heart Disease

... need to look at other things. Perhaps there is a change in the ability of platelets to aggregate." platelets are blood cells that can form clots to block arteries. "And there could be ...

Rigel R788 Raises Platelet Counts in Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Patients in Phase 2 Study

... cells. ITP causes the body to produce antibodies that attach to healthy platelets in the blood stream. Immune cells recognize these antibodies and affix to ... inhibited by R788, it interrupts this immune cell function and allows the platelets to escape destruction. Preclinical and early clinical data show that R788 ...

Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

... 2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to ... percent increase in clot formation and an increase in activation of blood platelets (which play a major role in clotting) at two hours after diesel exhaust ...

JCI table of contents: Oct. 25, 2007

... active mutant form of Stim1 were found to have reduced numbers of platelets and an associated bleeding disorder (increased length of time before ... state, and an inability to be activated by collagen, a common activator of platelets during bleeding. TITLE: An EF hand mutation in Stim1 causes premature ...

GenPrime Initiates External Clinical Trials of its Bacterial Contamination Test for Rapid Detection of Bacteria in Platelets

... Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Undetected bacterial contaminants in platelets tested by culture, dipsticks and other current methods remain a ... before results are available, have reduced the chances of contaminated platelets being infused, septic reactions continue to be reported. Traditional rapid ...

Possible safer target for anti-clotting drugs found

... first author of the paper. When clots form, small blood cells called platelets begin to clump together. Aspirin and other anti-clotting agents reduce the ... of heart attack and stroke by blocking the biochemical pathway that causes platelets to become sticky. But all these drugs put patients at risk of excessive ...

Effient(TM) is Now Available in Pharmacies

... have multiple options for treating heart disease given how pervasive and costly this condition is in our society." Effient helps keep blood platelets from clumping together and developing a blockage in an artery. Taking Effient along with aspirin after PCI has been shown to reduce the chances of ...

Next-Generation Hemostatic Dressing Available for Military Emergencies

... dressing, offering a local hemostatic solution. The chitosan in ChitoGauze, without the addition of pro-clotting agents, binds red blood cells and platelets on the dressing's surface which provides localized clotting, independently from the normal clotting cascade. Localized clotting mitigates risk of ...

Next-Generation Hemostatic Dressing Available for Military Emergencies

... dressing, offering a local hemostatic solution. The chitosan in ChitoGauze, without the addition of pro-clotting agents, binds red blood cells and platelets on the dressing's surface which provides localized clotting, independently from the normal clotting cascade. Localized clotting mitigates risk of ...

Tennis Elbow, Shin Splints and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Could Be a Thing of the Past Due to New Efforts with Sports Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

... trend that is taking hold in the sports world is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. These platelets include bioactive proteins that initiate connective tissue healing such as bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair. PRP can be injected in ...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

... (PCI). PCI usually includes the placement of a stent to help keep the artery open. Effient (pronounced Ef-fee-ent) helps keep blood platelets from sticking together to form clots, which can block an artery. Taking Effient with aspirin after PCI has been shown to reduce the chances of ...
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