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FDA approves new hemophilia treatment

On June 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein, for use in adults and children...

Moderate dietary protein intake may reduce stroke risk

People with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein,...

Study: Thrombolytics significantly reduce mortality in sudden-onset PE

According to a study in JAMA, adding thrombolytics to conventional approaches when treating patients with sudden-onset pulmonary embolism is associated with 47% fewer deaths...

Guidelines for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening released

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. One of the recommendations is one-time screening by ultrasonography...

At least 10% of MI patient may have undiagnosed diabetes

At least 10 percent of people who have a myocardial infarction (MI) may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to research presented at the American Heart...

von Willebrand disease 101

Learn the basics about the most common inherited bleeding disorder.

FDA approves first implantable wireless device with remote monitoring to measure PAP in certain...

On May 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the CardioMEMS HF System, which measures the pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) and heart...

Study: Pradaxa reduces stroke and death, but increases GI bleeding compared to warfarin

According to a study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pradaxa (dabigatran), in comparison to warfarin, was associated with a lower risk...

Study: New drug effective for ACE-inhibitor angioedema

A Phase II study found that patients with ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema who received ecallantide were more likely to be discharged sooner than those treated...

Exercise is key part of stroke recovery

Exercise should be prescribed for stroke survivors because it can significantly reduce disability and the risk of recurrent stroke, according to “Physical Activity and...

Providing optimal care for patients with central catheters

Confused about central catheters? Here’s what you need to know.

Continuous renal replacement therapy: Dialysis for critically ill patients

This technique slowly removes wastes and excess plasma water, helping patients recover from their illness.

WHO releases new hepatitis C guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released “Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection.” Access the guidelines.