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2013-01-16 22:10:44

Despite receiving blood thinners and other clot prevention treatment, some patients still develop potentially lethal blood clots in the first month after their operations anyway, especially if they developed a surgical-site infection while in the hospital.

2012-12-26 12:52:31

A meta-analysis of 10 studies suggests that receipt of a blood transfusion among patients with myocardial infarction (heart attack) was associated with increased all-cause mortality compared with not receiving a blood transfusion during heart attack.

2012-12-18 14:23:09

Anesthesia is quite safe these days.

Potential New Treatment To Prevent Strokes Reported By Scientists
2012-11-26 10:39:23

Scientists may have discovered a new way to prevent strokes in high risk patients, according to research from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW).

2012-11-06 03:27:11

The cause of heart attacks or strokes among some patients treated with anti-platelet drugs may be different than for patients who have undergone surgical procedures to restore blood flow.

2012-10-07 23:00:09

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections have been emerging as a treatment for joint pain and osteoarthritis for some years.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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