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What happens when Medications go wrong?

...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 unwitting pu...

Treatment over a longer period for blood clotting

...romboembolism includes a five- to 10-day course of heparin followed by three to 12 months of the oral drug warfarin. However, the problem with this treatment is that once the patient goes off warfarin, venous thromboembolism recurs. While recurrence rates of this problem are reduced if the patient stays on w...

Easier Treatment for Blood Clot

... treatment for a pulmonary embolism is intravenous heparin requiring the patient to be monitored and hospitalized. Researchers conducted a study to see if a daily injection of the drug fondaparinux would be effective for patients with a pulmonary embolism. The study included 2,213 patients who had a pulmona...

Blood Thinning Medication Could Prevent Strokes

...lism consists of about a week of the anticoagulant heparin (Calciparine or Liquaemin) overlapped with and followed by long-term, oral anticoagulation therapy such as warfarin. Warfarin is given orally but is associated with unpredictable responses, and continued monitoring and adjustments are therefore neces...

New Blood Thinner Pill - First Potential Alternative to Warfarin in 50 years

...nner Arixtra works as well as standard intravenous heparin in treating blood clots in the lung. Arixtra, also known as fondaparinux, does not require monitoring like heparin, and that can shorten hospital stays....

Complications In Kidney Failure Patients Linked To Heparin

...nts undergoing hemodialysis to increased levels of heparin antibodies in their bodies. Their study in the A...el of adverse outcomes also had elevated levels of heparin antibodies in their blood. The authors believe this is the first study examining this association. ...

Heparin does not protect from recurrent heart attacks

... Research Institute have found that either form of heparin (both low molecular weight and unfractionated)give...art attacks for 24 hours. Though both the forms of heparin gives emergency treatment they are not found to avoid the recurrence of heart attacks leading to inc...

Heparin Antibodies May Put Patients At Risk

...an independent risk is posed by the development of heparin antibodies prior to the surgery. Heparin is used...subsequent treatment on patients who already carry heparin antibodies. This will also lead to increased risks of strokes, heart rhythm problems, heart attack...

Poor Quality of Cabin Air in the Plane Can Cause DVT, After A Long Flight

...d circulation. The potent prescription drug called heparin is also effective in combating DVT. Of course there are side-effects, therefore a medical specialists’ advice is necessary before consuming this drug. ...

Heparin Based Nanoscale Materials Developed For Dialysis Treatment

... The researchers prepared several materials with heparin composites or coatings, including carbon nanotubes...ents. The researchers demonstrated the composite heparin membrane with nanopores could work as an artificial kidney, or dialyzer, by filtering the blood and ...

Scientist Discovers Crucial Part of Blood-Clotting Process

... if we can design inhibitors that would mimic what heparin does. Our goal is to develop these and eventually test them in clinical trials,” Dr. Neuenschwander said. (Source Newswise)...

Hughes Syndrome Mimics MS Causing Wrong Diagnosis

...many others which could all be treated by aspirin, heparin injections and in more serious cases with warfarin....

Ordinary Heparin as Effective as Expensive Blood Thinner

...ly as effective as injections of the blood thinner heparin to treat blood clots, according to researchers on ...is treated with injections of low-molecular weight heparin like Sanofi-Aventis’ blockbuster Lovenox and Pfizer’s Fragmin. These are often seen as more convenie...

Researchers Find That Thromboembolism Can Be Safely Treated At Home

... older and less expensive form of an anticoagulant heparin might be as safe as and effective as the newer and...ously (beneath the skin), unfractionated (regular) heparin was shown in a randomised trial to work just as well as subcutaneous injection of the more expensive...

New Malaria Treatment

... patients." Previously, an anti-coagulant called heparin was used in the treatment of severe malaria. Heparin was able to release the blood cells, but it was soon withdrawn when it was shown that the substance caused internal bleeding. The new substance is a development of heparin, and has the important di...

Medical Center Tops 3 Million IV Syringes Using IntelliFill i.v. Robotics

...liFill i.v.’s reservoir mode to produce saline and heparin flush solutions and morphine sulfate doses. All doses produced by IntelliFill i.v. are usable for bedside barcode scanning using Children’s barcode point-of-care (BPOC) system. “Three million syringes prepared with robotic accuracy speaks volumes t...

New Anti-Clotting Drug Less Risky For Heart Attack Patients

...paring to that of 5.7 percent of those getting the heparin package, for patients, that makes all the differen...g has been currently approved as a replacement for heparin in all nonemergency angioplasty procedures. RI...

Cardiac Emergency Therapy Finds Single Medication Effective Vs. Combination Drugs

...lirudin than there were with patients treated with heparin and GPIIb/IIIa inhibitors. This resulted in a need...eceived one of two types of the standard treatment heparin – either unfractionated heparin (UFH) or the low-molecular weight heparin enoxaparin, combined with ...

New Guidelines for Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism

...guideline supports the use of low-molecular weight heparin for patients with deep vein thrombosis in the outpatient setting when appropriate support services are in place. Each guideline contains several recommendations to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis and pulmo...

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

...ts typically include use of blood thinners such as heparin and warfarin. Heparin is given through a vein (intravenously, or IV) or as an injection. Warfarin is given as a pill. Treatment usually involves taking blood thinners for at least three months to prevent existing clots from growing....

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