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2013-11-26 10:26:13

The findings have the potential to translate into millions of saved lives Sepsis, the body's response to severe infections, kills more people than breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. On average, 30 percent of those diagnosed with sepsis die. A new study conducted by Jamey Marth, director of UC Santa Barbara's Center for Nanomedicine and professor of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, reports a new method to increase survival in sepsis. The results appear...

2013-11-18 16:29:20

- Company to host webcast and conference call today at 5:00 p.m. EST - NASDAQ: CRME TSX: COM VANCOUVER and GENEVA, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: COM) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Correvio LLC ("Correvio"), a privately held pharmaceutical company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Key benefits of the transaction include the following: -- Accelerates Cardiome's launch of BRINAVESS(TM)...

2013-11-13 23:28:37

Thomas Jefferson University researchers discover a difference in platelet biology in people of African versus European descent. The findings could have implications for the treatment of heart disease. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Thomas Jefferson University researchers have discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease. The...

2013-11-11 10:27:07

Thomas Jefferson University researchers have discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease. The finding could one day help doctors provide more individualized treatment of heart disease and other blood-clot-related illnesses, according to research publishing online November 10th in Nature Medicine. The finding may also provide an...

2013-11-06 23:03:29

Dr. Lee Ann Brown SpinePain & Orthopedic Injury Center Runs Clinic Aimed at Treating Chronic Pain with PRP treatments. Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Dr. Lee Ann Brown from SpinePain & Orthopedic Injury Center issued an announcement that the Tampa Bay based clinic is now offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to individuals suffering chronic or acute back pain. The specialty clinic, which provides an array of sports medicine and non-surgical physical...

2013-10-15 12:56:38

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered ground breaking clues as to how the pioneering heart drug ticagrelor might reduce the risk of dying following a heart attack, in comparison to previous standard treatments. The new findings, published in Platelets, show that ticagrelor may reduce the risk of dying as a result of a lung infection after suffering a heart attack compared to patients treated with the drug clopidogrel. The analysis, which was led by researchers from...

2013-10-14 08:24:11

DENVER, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood Cell Storage, Inc. (BCSI), a leading medical device provider based in Seattle, WA announced today during the annual AABB meeting in Denver, Colorado, that they are exploring the viability of using the pH SAFE(®) products with regular pH readings to identify compromised platelet products. Laboratory studies are underway whereby multiple daily pH measurements are being collected and where significant changes are being assessed in...

2013-10-11 23:04:36

Releford Foot and Ankle Institute at forefront of innovative technology to heal athletes (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, Olympic hopeful Norris Frederick turned to revolutionary Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to relieve pain. The athlete reported considerable relief immediately after receiving PRP injections by Dr. Bill J. Releford, medical director of Beverly Hills PRP. Dr. Releford, finds platelet-rich-plasma therapy beneficial in his...

2013-09-30 23:32:05

Los Angeles periodontists Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky offer a brand-new, state-of-the-art oral therapy procedure that helps patients recover rapidly from surgical procedures. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Alexandre-Amir Aalam, DDS, and Alina Krivitsky, DDS, at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy are thrilled to announce a new, state-of-the-art procedure called advanced-platelet rich fibrin to help patients recover from oral surgery. The procedure...

2013-09-30 15:46:48

Researchers believe they have discovered how aspirin improves survival in patients diagnosed with colon cancer, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) heard today (Monday). Although previous research has shown that taking low dose aspirin after being diagnosed with colon cancer improves patient outcome, the reasons why this happens remain unknown. The new research has shown that aspirin improves outcome in patients whose tumor cells express a specific protein on their surface; the...