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What happens when Medications go wrong?

...fatal one. Two types of products — insulin and the anticoagulants heparin and warfarin — were most often linked to medication errors during the study period. During the tenure of a former U.S. president in recent history, the world was shocked when it was revealed that unwi...

First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback

...lant kept doctors from giving Tools blood-thinning anticoagulants that reduce the risk of clots, which can cause strokes. Doctors finally were able to give Tools anti-coagulant medicine during the last month, and that could have had the unintended effect of freeing the already-formed clot, probably not much large...

New Vitamin K Recommendations

... This nutrient is most important for people taking anticoagulants or blood thinners. Greatly varying intake of rich sources of vitamin K can interfere with proper function of your medication....

Blood Thinning Medication Could Prevent Strokes

...melagatran compared to standard treatment with the anticoagulants enoxaparin (Lovenox) and warfarin (Coumadin). Current therapy for patients with acute venous thromboembolism consists of about a week of the anticoagulant heparin (Calciparine or Liquaemin) overlapped with and followed by long-term, oral anticoagulat...

Complications In Kidney Failure Patients Linked To Heparin

...d by others, might stimulate the search for better anticoagulants that can be used in hemodialysis. The study found that the presence of heparin antibodies in hemodialysis patients was associated with more adverse outcomes compared with hemodialysis patients without detectable antibodies. If others confirm the fin...

Warfarin holds promise in reducing risk of stroke

...onnolly, of McMaster University in Hamilton,' Oral anticoagulants such as warfarin remain the treatment of choice for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.' Couadin, the brand name of Warfarin, though connected to an enhanced risk of bleeding, is still capable of reducing stroke by two-thirds....

Abdomen Can Help In Gas Exchange In Lung Failure

...chnique that appears nontoxic and does not require anticoagulants could have huge implications some day for patients suffering from potentially reversible pulmonary failure from such diseases as: anthrax, bird flu, SARS, trauma, ARDS, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia and others. Sometimes patients have a condition in ...

Cardiac Emergency Therapy Finds Single Medication Effective Vs. Combination Drugs

...bivalirudin alone rather than the more traditional anticoagulants in ACS patients could prevent a significant number of major bleeding episodes and blood transfusions every year in the U.S. and elsewhere." Each year, approximately 5 million Americans are rushed to emergency rooms with severe chest pains, of whic...

Anticoagulants is Better for Atrial Fibrillation

...ity to create clots. Two commonly used options are anticoagulants that inhibit the clotting process (e.g. warfarin),...and trigger a clot. In standard medical practice, anticoagulants are often given to people with AF who are at high risk of strokes, while anti-platelet treatments ar...

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