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Inappropriate Aspirin Use in 1 in 10 Low-Risk Heart Patients

2015 14 Jan

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , over 10 percent of patients in a representative sample of US cardiology clinics were inappropriately taking aspirin for the primary prevention of CVD. The study also found that the inappropriate use of aspirin in different cardiology practices varied from 0 to... Read more

AOP Orphan Brings Thromboreductin® to the Russian Market

2014 25 Nov

AOP Orphan, a European pioneer in the field of rare diseases, is expanding its sales area for the preparation of Thromboreductin® to include the Russian market. The drug is an innovative treatment option for patients afflicted by Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), a rare but serious bone marrow disease. The drug is currently available in core... Read more

AABB Guideline for Platelet Transfusions

2014 20 Nov

The AABB, formerly the American Association of Blood Banks, has developed a guideline on appropriate use of platelet transfusion in adult patients. The new guideline published in the Annals of Internal Medicine emphasises judicious use of the procedure to reduce patient risk and conserve resources. The guideline was developed following a systematic... Read more

High Risk of Bleeding with Dabigatran in AFib

2014 05 Nov

According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine , patients with atrial fibrillation who take the blood thinner dabigatran are at higher risk for major bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding than those who take warfarin. The findings indicate that more caution is needed when prescribing dabigatran to certain high-risk patients, said researchers... Read more

ICU Volume 14 - Issue 3 - Autumn 2014

2014 24 Sep

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