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Blood transfusion study: Less is more

A new study suggests that blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection and increase by four times the risk of death. The analysis of nearly 25,000 Medicare patients in Michigan also showed that transfusion practices after...

Global Med Technologies(R) Licenses Transfusion Software Solution to Nationwide Healthcare System

40+ Hospital Organization Serves Growing Non-Urban Market Segments DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international healthcare information technology company, today announced that its Wyndga...

Blood Transfusion and Outcomes

International panel of experts finds little evidence for transfusions improving health MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An exhaustive review and analysis of the medical literature by a panel of experts at the International Consensus Conference on Transfusion and Outcomes (ICCTO) ...

Global Med Technologies' Software Chosen to Automate Indiana Hospital Transfusion Center

Good Samaritan Hospital is 184th Site in Central Region DENVER, Colo., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, medical information technology company, today announced that its Wynd...

Global Med Technologies(R)' European Subsidiary to Provide Strategic Blood Transfusion Software for 21 Paris Hospitals

DENVER, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, medical information technology company, today announced that its European subsidiary, Inlog S.A., has licensed its EdgeTrack Transfusion ...

Global Med Technologies(R), Inc.'s Inlog Subsidiary Places Transfusion Management Software in Five Hospitals of the Civil Hospices of Lyon

Second Largest French University Hospital System Chooses Software for Security of Its Computerized Transfusion Solutions DENVER, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, ...

Older Blood Boosts Chances of Infection in Transfusion Patients

Study found those who received blood that was 29 days or older faced twice the risk TUESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients who receive a transfusion of stored blood that is 29 days or older face double the risk for developing one or more serious infections compared to t...

Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. Implements Transfusion Management System in Large Private Physician Owned Laboratory

MIMA, Florida Physicians Group, is Early Adopter in U.S. DENVER, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, medical information technology company, today announced that its Wy...

UT researchers to study massive transfusion at major trauma centers

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston a $9.2 million grant to conduct a multi-center clinical trial that could lead to an improved survival rate for trauma patients both soldiers and civilians -- who require massive blood transfusions...

International Research Organization Responds to Recent Studies Purporting to Show That Transfusion of Older Red Blood Cells Leads to Greater Risk

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative will be presenting its concerns regarding the scientific validity and medical implications of several recent papers purporting to show that transfusion of older uni...

Mediware's Transfusion Management Software Adopted by Four Additional Tenet Hospitals

LENEXA, Kan., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mediware Information Systems (Nasdaq: MEDW ) announced today that four additional hospitals in the Tenet Healthcare system have licensed Mediware's HCLL(TM) Transfusion Management software system, which provides automated support for highly regu...

Leukocyte reduction seen as significant advance in transfusion medicine

East Hills, NY (Oct. 15, 2007) -- Experts called on government and medical organizations involved in blood transfusion to reverse one of the most serious public health policy errors in the history of transfusion therapy in the United States. Neil Blumberg, M.D. and Joanna M. Heal, M.D., specialis...

New transfusion rules restrict donations from previously pregnant women

East Hills, NY (Oct. 2, 2007) -- New recommendations that restrict women who have previously been pregnant from donating platelets and plasma will have a major impact on the blood supply. The reason is a potentially deadly protein associated with Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury, or TRALI. Ac...

Additional Top Tier Institutions Implement Mediware's HCLL(TM) Transfusion Management Software

LENEXA, Kan., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mediware Information Systems (Nasdaq: MEDW ) announced today that University of Louisville Hospital and Decatur (Ill.) Memorial Hospital have implemented and are live using Mediware's HCLL(TM) Transfusion Management software system. More than 3...

Unsafe Sex, HIV Infected Transfusion Spreading AIDS in Madhya Pradesh

Unsafe sex and transfusion of HIV-infected blood could push Madhya Pradesh from a low-AIDS prevalence state to moderate category, fear health experts. // The number of AIDS-affected people in the state, according to latest figures, has risen from one in 1988 to 1,933 till October 2006. ...

Repeated Heart Surgery with Older Blood Transfusion Pack More Death Risk

A new study by researchers from Duke University Medical Center and Columbia University finds that older stored blood transfusion into patient //who has undergone a repeated heart surgery makes the condition worse with raised death risks. Use of older blood also is associated with an increased r...

Madhya Pradesh: Blood Transfusion Infects 136 Individuals With HIV

Of the 1600 diagnosed AIDS patients in Madhya Pradesh, 136 have been found to be due to transfusion of contaminated blood. // Health Minister Ajay Bishnoi announced this shocking report in the Assembly. Following the announcement, an inquiry has been ordered to identify individuals/health org...

Britain Announces Third Transfusion Related 'Mad Cow' Case

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reported a third case of variant-CJD (a brain disease that represents human form of mad cow disease) in Britain. The patient is said to have contracted the disease from a blood transfusion // that had taken place 8 years ago. The donor who had developed ...

Kerr Discourages Transfusion Hepatitis Inquiry

Medical specialists have expressed their disappointment over the inadequate monitoring of all patients who may have received transfusions of blood infected with hepatitis C // during 1970 and 1980. A blood test for this condition became available only in 1991, which led many campaigners, mostly hem...

Blood Transfusion May Have Contributed Towards Hepatitis C

Officials belonging to the Scottish health department have admitted that blood transfusions may have resulted in fresh cases of hepatitis C among NHS patients. // As many as 3,000 people may have been affected by this, and it is not possible to trace all of them through the available records. ...

Blood Transfusion May Not Be Required For Thalassaemia

The most common form of thalassaemia disease may not require blood transfusion as a treatment procedure. Hemoglobin E ? thalassaemia—the commonest form of severe thalassaemia in many Asian// countries—can be managed without transfusion in many patients, suggests a research letter published onl...

Blood Transfusion A Likely Cause For A Rare And Fatal Brain Disorder

vCJD is a rare, degenerative and fatal brain disorder. The only way to confirm vCJD is by a brain biopsy or autopsy. Data from a recent study links // the second case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) to a blood transfusion. The first case of vCJD linked to a blood transfusion was dis...

Blood transfusion linked to lung ailment

The government and researchers are warning that blood transfusions can cause a serious and often-unrecognized lung problem that has been linked to more than 50 deaths// nationwide since 1990. About 8 million people donate blood and about 4.5 million patients receive transfusions each year. Testing ...

49 Kazakh Children Infected With HIV Following Transfusion

Around four babies have died in Kazakhstan after they received blood transfusion thought to be contaminated with HIV. Kazakh health ministry said 49 children have been// infected in the last few months in various hospitals in the country. "The ones who died were all younger than two years old...

Four Die Due to Multiple Organ Failure after Blood Transfusion

Gujarat: At least four people have died due to the multiple organ failure and suspected infection after blood transfusion in Rajkot, Gujarat officials said Monday.// The four people, admitted in different private hospitals of Rajkot, 230 km from here, died in the past two days after blood, br...

Hepatitis C Virus To Be Screened Before Blood Transfusion

Dr Mohd Ismail Merican the Director-General of Health Datuk, Kuala Lumpur asked the people to seek medical help in case if they are infected// with Hepatitis C. He said that people who had received blood transfusion before 1997 to go in for a blood check up to screen against the deadly virus ...

Memorial Blood Centers Joins Extreme Makeover: Home Edition As Designated Charity

... advanced scientific laboratory--FDA licensed and compliant with European Union standards for manufacturing and testing blood--also leads the field in transfusion medicine, with professional staff providing expert technical services to clients around the world, including medical consulting, parentage testing, re...

Patients Issue Summer Call to Action: 'We Need You to Donate Blood -- NOW'

...ed with sickle cell anemia at birth and requires a transfusion of red blood cells every four to five weeks, made ...ased blood centers. NYBC has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to patients in greater New...ia Services) through our medical professionals and transfusion medicine physicians. Contact...

Blood Transfusions Not Linked to Long-Term Problems

...DAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion for low-risk cardiac surgery doesn't appear to inc...nd. In the study of 1,062 people who required a transfusion before, during or after the minor heart surgery, m...s. "Our results indicate that a moderate blood transfusion does not promote the spread of such [cancer] cells...

Immucor Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results

...Ga., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immucor, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD ), a global leader in providing automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, today reported financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31, 2009. Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights ...

The Gift of Life Flows Through Your Veins!

...following frequent transfusions and may "reject" a transfusion or have a bad transfusion reaction. These patients require a precisely-matched transfusion from someone who has inherited the same antigens, ...

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Launches 24-Hour Remote Monitoring Center

... that give healthcare professionals around the world the knowledge they need to make better treatment decisions sooner. The company serves the global transfusion medicine community with donor screening and blood typing products to help ensure every patient receives blood that is safe, the right type, and the ri...

FDA Approves VITROS(R) Anti-HCV Assay for Use On VITROS 5600(R) Integrated and VITROS 3600(R) Immunodiagnostic Systems

...ct with blood or blood products. The most common modes of transmission are transfusion of blood from unscreened donors or sharing contaminated needles. While muc...d to make better treatment decisions sooner. The company serves the global transfusion medicine community with donor screening and blood typing products to help e...

Immucor Appoints Chief Operating Officer

...lobal leader in providing automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, today announced that Geoffrey S. Crouse has been named Vice Presi...ience and results-oriented track record will enhance our efforts to improve transfusion medicine through automation. Our commitment to improving blood bank operati...

Leading Blood Centers, LifeSource and Central Blood Bank, Spotlight a Unique Donor Population During National Hereditary Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

...eSource is owned and operated by The Institute for transfusion Medicine (ITxM(SM)). LifeSource operates ...1 Trauma Centers - in meeting the need for patient transfusion therapy. For further information surrounding Life...k is a not-for-profit organization that serves the transfusion needs of Pittsburgh and surrounding area hospitals...

Immucor Submits 10-Day Response to FDA; Establishes Product Surveillance and Improvement Department

...Ga., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immucor, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD ), a global leader in providing automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, today announced the submission of its formal 10 working day response to the Food and Drug Administration's ("FDA") administrative action, wh...

American Society of Hematology awards grants to encourage novel medical training programs

...elated careers by allowing hematology training to be enhanced and expanded by combining it with other specialties such as pathology, lab medicine, and transfusion medicine, as well as providing for combined pediatric and adult hematology training." Each recipient's curriculum will integrate new advances and t...

Immucor to Announce Fiscal Fourth Quarter Financial Results on Thursday, July 23, 2009

... Ga., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immucor, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD ), a global leader in providing automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, today announced that it will release its fiscal fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, July 23, 2009 after the market close. The Company will ...

Johns Hopkins leads first 16-patient, multicenter 'domino donor' kidney transplant

... Nearly 100 medical professionals took part in the transplants, including immunogeneticists, anesthesiologists, operating room nurses, nephrologists, transfusion medicine physicians, critical care doctors, nurse coordinators, technicians, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, financial coordinators and ad...

Who Says Negatives Can't Be Positive?

...t non-profit, community-based blood centers. NYBC has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to patients in greater New York since 1964. NYBC...Transfusion, and Hemophilia Services) through our medical professionals and transfusion medicine physicians. Contact: Leslie Gonzalez lgonzalez2@n...
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