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2014-04-02 10:52:23

Elderly patients with hip or knee surgery at greatest risk of infection; hospitals urged to use transfusions more sparingly Blood transfusions are one of the most common procedures patients receive in the hospital but the more red blood cells they receive, the greater their risk of infection, says a new study led by the University of Michigan Heath System and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Researchers analyzed 21 randomized controlled trials for the study that appears in today's...

2014-03-31 23:22:56

In an annual review by the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network and Canadian Blood Services, the hospital was recognized for excellence in helping to manage the province's supply of donated blood. Kemptville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 In a recent review of Ontario hospitals’ management of the province’s donated blood supply, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) was cited for delivering excellent results. The annual review was led by the Ontario Regional Blood...

2013-09-03 16:27:42

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announces the appointment of Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP, as director of research for TeamHealth Anesthesia, effective Sept. 1. In his new role, Dr. Shander will work to improve clinical outcomes through the direction and coordination of all TeamHealth Anesthesia clinical research initiatives. "Dr. Shander is a passionate...

2013-05-29 08:30:57

Designed to Advance the Field of Patient Blood Management BRAINTREE, Mass., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) announced today that it is sponsoring a Patient Blood Management grant through the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), one of its leading partnerships. The SABM-Haemonetics Research Starter Grant is intended to advance the field of patient blood management by supporting a young investigator who plans to study methods of blood...

2013-01-25 10:30:45

Up to one-third of patients undergoing surgery in Ontario have a treatable form of anemia but are not optimally treated for it. A paper published online today in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia says that hospitals that do treat patients with anemia have better outcomes, including fewer blood transfusions and infections and shorter hospital stays. A common option for management of anemia has been blood transfusion. But blood transfusions are expensive and are associated with higher...

2013-01-10 12:24:23

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noninvasive and continuous total hemoglobin (SpHb) monitoring technology from Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) helps clinicians reduce intra-operative red blood cell (RBC) transfusions during high blood-loss surgery, speeds time to transfusion when indicated, and saves significant costs, according to a new study unveiled at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) annual meeting.(1) The study was one of just five receiving the distinguished 2013...

2012-12-26 12:49:22

Practice may elevate chance of death, second heart attack When heart attack patients present in the emergency department with some degree of anemia, or anemic patients have a heart attack, physicians have a tendency, but not much guidance, about whether to provide a blood transfusion. The idea is that a transfusion could help more oxygen get to the heart. Recent national guidelines suggested that there simply isn't good evidence to encourage or discourage the common practice, but a new...

2012-07-26 02:30:10

IRVINE, Calif., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study in the July 2012 print edition of Anesthesiology, blood transfusion, the most common procedure performed in U.S. hospitals(1), has wide variation in frequency by surgical procedure and physician as well as wide variation in the hemoglobin trigger used to help decide whether to transfuse.(2) The study also showed a significant number of transfusion decisions are made without laboratory hemoglobin measurements. The research...

2012-07-04 01:17:10

Jehovah's Witness patients who undergo cardiac surgery do not appear to be at increased risk for surgical complications or death when compared to patients who undergo cardiac surgery and receive blood transfusions, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Jehovah's Witness patients (Witnesses) hold beliefs that disallow blood product transfusion and encourage the use of a number of blood conservation practices, according to...

2012-05-08 02:28:25

BRAINTREE, Mass., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) announced today that it has released the next generation of its blood management intelligence portal -- IMPACT® Online Version 4.0 -- with enhanced features and functionality designed to provide customers with the additional tools they need to further advance their blood management programs. The John Hopkins Hospital and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, both nationally top-ranked hospitals*, are the latest to...