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2013-09-26 23:33:33

QuickMedical is a new authorized Federal government distributor of the Coag-Sense PT/INR Monitoring System. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 QuickMedical is now an authorized government distributor of the Coag-Sense PT/INR Monitoring System. The Coag-Sense system is the very first point-of-care prothrombin time monitoring system to offer direct clot detection technology. By miniaturizing a direct mechanical means of detecting clot formation, the Coag-Sense system offers unequaled...

2012-06-27 10:35:00

The clot-busting medicine, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), is safe to use in acute stroke patients already on the home blood thinner warfarin, according to researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). This study helps allay previous concerns that tPA was too dangerous to use in patients on home anticoagulation and would lead to high risk for potentially fatal intracranial bleeding. "To date, we have no randomized trials or large cohort studies to guide us," says Ying Xian,...

2012-06-27 06:32:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute have ruled the clot-busting drug tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) safe for acute stroke patients on the home blood thinner warfarin. The drug was previously thought to be too dangerous to use in patients on home anticoagulation for fear of a higher risk of fatal intracranial bleeding. "To date, we have no randomized trials or large cohort studies to guide us," Ying Xian, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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