Latest Antihemorrhagics Stories

2008-06-15 06:00:22

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced updated results from the ongoing, open-label extension study on the long-term safety and efficacy of romiplostim in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a chronic and serious autoimmune disorder characterized by low platelet counts in the blood. The updated results continue to show that romiplostim increased and sustained platelet counts with extended treatment, and reduced the need for concurrent and rescue ITP...

2007-08-28 15:14:38

PQ Corporation, the chemicals and engineered glass materials company, announced today that Alan McIlroy, currently the company's Vice President of Strategic Planning, has been appointed to the position of Vice President and CFO, effective immediately. He replaces Jim Cox, Vice President and CFO, who will leave the company at the end of September, after a transition, to pursue other opportunities. Mr. McIlroy became Vice President of Strategic Planning in April, 2005 when he joined...

2006-04-11 11:16:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Study findings support an association between low blood levels of vitamin K and an increased prevalence of hand and knee osteoarthritis -- the most common form of arthritis, occurring mainly at older ages, in which the cartilage cushioning the joints breaks down over time, leading to pain, stiffness and, often, limited mobility. "We are not yet sure if vitamin K is in fact the cause of osteoarthritis," lead author Tuhina Neogi, from Boston University, told...

2005-08-24 16:48:41

The dietary supplement chitosan shows some promise in treating overweight and obesity but has not been shown conclusively to be an effective weight loss aid, according to a new systematic review of current evidence. The review assessed results of 14 randomized controlled trials that included 1,131 overweight or obese adults. Those who received chitosan (pronounced kigh-toh-san) had an average weight loss of almost 4 pounds more than those on placebo in the short term, and their cholesterol...

2004-11-27 03:00:11

ABSTRACT Vitamin K-dependent proteins, including matrix Gla-protein, have been shown to inhibit vascular calcification. Activation of these proteins via carboxylation depends on the availability of vitamin K. We examined whether dietary intake of phylloquinone (vitamin K-1) and menaquinone (vitamin K-2) were related to aortic calcification and coronary heart disease (CHD) in the population-based Rotterdam Study. The analysis included 4807 subjects with dietary data and no history of...

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