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2013-03-11 15:08:13

Phase 3 findings published in NEJM provide answers about treatment with darbepoetin alfa Researchers from Cleveland Clinic and Sweden-based Sahlgrenska University Hospital have found that a commonly used drug to treat anemia in heart failure patients —darbepoetin alfa — does not improve patients' health, nor does it reduce their risk of death from heart failure. Results of the international study were presented at the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting in San...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.