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2014-05-22 16:26:56

Addresses critical unmet needs in blood banking and transfusion medicine - a fast, FDA-approved way to generate critical genetic matching information necessary to: NORCROSS, Ga., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immucor, Inc., a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the company's PreciseType HEA test. The PreciseType HEA test is the first FDA-approved molecular assay designed...

2014-04-02 12:26:12

Blood transfusions are among the most common treatments for hospitalized patients nationwide, but doing them less often reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. As director of transfusion medicine and the blood bank at UR Medicine, Blumberg for more than 25 years has been investigating how to make blood...

2013-08-08 23:03:53

As part of ongoing efforts to implement best practices system wide, Health First has significantly reduced the number of blood transfusions that have been given to patients this year. Rockledge, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Health First is pleased to announce as part of ongoing efforts to implement best practices system wide, it has significantly reduced the number of blood transfusions that have been given to patients this year in its four hospitals. Health First underwent a major effort...

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...

2012-11-26 14:41:41

Inflammatory response to bioactive components of blood Results of new research from the University of Adelaide are a promising step forward in helping to improve the quality of life-saving blood transfusions for preterm babies, by reducing the likelihood of adverse inflammatory responses to the blood. Blood transfusions are among the most common medical procedures experienced by preterm babies, who are often anemic and suffer blood loss. Researchers from the University of Adelaide's...

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...

2012-05-16 00:49:24

Women do better than men after surgical removal of part or all of a cancerous kidney, with fewer post-operative complications, including dying in the hospital, although they are more likely to receive blood transfusions related to their surgery. But Henry Ford Hospital researchers who documented these gender differences can't say why they exist. The results of the new study, based on population samples from throughout the U.S., will be presented this week at the American Urological...

Blood Transfusions May Do More Harm Than Good
2012-04-24 12:56:46

Johns Hopkins study shows wide variation in transfusion use in operating rooms Citing the lack of clear guidelines for ordering blood transfusions during surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers say a new study confirms there is still wide variation in the use of transfusions and frequent use of transfused blood in patients who don't need it. The resulting overuse of blood is problematic, the researchers say, because blood is a scarce and expensive resource and because recent studies have...

Less Blood Required Post-surgery
2011-12-16 04:45:17

Results would reduce number of transfusions, saving millions of dollars annually Patients need less blood after surgery than is widely thought. A new study comparing two plans for giving blood transfusions following surgery showed no ill effects from postponing transfusion until patients develop signs of anemia or their hemoglobin concentration falls below 8 g/dL. Results of the National Heart and Lung and Blood Institute—funded study were published Dec. 15 in the New England...

2010-12-06 23:11:27

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators discuss results of research into managing iron overload associated with stroke prevention in young sickle cell patients and the search for genetic predictors of stroke risk Monthly blood transfusions combined with daily medication to remove the resulting excess iron remains the best approach for reducing the risk of recurrent strokes in young patients with sickle cell anemia, according to a preliminary analysis of a multicenter trial that...


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