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2014-02-04 12:26:39

The Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) study of 2.7 million test results is the largest to examine warfarin treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) treated in primary care and other non-hospital care settings in the United States MADISON, N.J., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately one in two patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) do not optimally reduce their risk of stroke or bleeding when treated with the most widely prescribed oral-anticoagulant therapy,...

2013-12-19 11:47:26

Patients with atrial fibrillation – an irregular and often abnormally fast heartbeat – have nearly double the risk of suffering a stroke in the first 30 days after starting to take the anti-clotting drug warfarin compared to non-users, according to a study of over 70,000 patients. The study, published online today (Thursday) in the European Heart Journal, found that the risk was particularly high in the first week after patients started to take the drug. In contrast, once the first 30...

2013-07-25 10:18:45

Selective release of DNA from gold nanorods switches blood clotting on and off Researchers have designed tiny, light-controlled gold particles that can release DNA controls to switch blood clotting off and on. The results are reported July 24 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli and colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The two-way switch for blood clotting relies on the ability of two gold nanoparticles to selectively release different...

2013-07-22 23:01:08

Requests from Fish and Game along with animal rights groups have helped to re-establish laws concerning poisons commonly used to control rodents such as rats and mice. (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has new regulations in the works concerning second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). The poison baits affected by this new regulation contain the active ingredients of brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum or difethialone. The...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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