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Warfarin Use May Not Bring Long-Term Stability for Atrial Fibrillation

\Warfarin prescribed to prevent strokes in atrial fibrillation may not adequately control blood clotting over the long-term, even when patients have been historically stable on the drug, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

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Pulmonary Hypertension, Genetics, Gene Testing, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Medical Conditions, Repiratory, intermountain medical center, Pulmonary, Testing Methods, Testing

New Testing Method Developed for Genetic Mutation That Causes Pulmonary Hypertension

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The new testing method is a significant improvement for patients because it utilizes a simple blood sample, eliminating the need for a much more invasive lung biopsy that was previously required to test for the genetic mutation.

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Twins Studies, Twins

The Smallest of Patients

On January 24, 2013, Iris Vega-Figueroa’s life changed completely.That’s the day she gave birth to her twin girls, Iris and Geraldine.

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Ethnicity & Disease, Lisa A. Cooper, Hypertension, heart diseaes, Cardiovascular, Blood Pressure, Racial, Lisa Cooper, Disparities

To Beat Hypertension, Take the 'Clinic' to the People

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Eliminating racial disparities in the outcomes of programs to control blood pressure can be accomplished with a few one-on-one coaching sessions delivered by health professionals —but not if the program requires people to get to a clinic, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins Medicine study. The finding, described in the current issue of the Ethnicity & Disease journal, adds to mounting evidence that health and wellness programs work best when medical practitioners go out to people in their communities.

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Virginia Tech Epidemiology Expert Says New Zika Cases Will Help Researchers Predict U.S. Transmission

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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics to Present Seven Scientific Posters, Six Products at AACC

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics will present seven scientific posters on its assays and display six products at the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting. Ortho’s posters will address a range of important tests, both marketed and in-development for clinical labs.

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Obesity, Metabolism, Hypertension, Renin Angiotensin System

Blood Pressure Hormone Promotes Obesity

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New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.

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Leukemia, Leukaemia, Cancer, Cancer Treatment, Drug Resistance

Early Detection of Leukemia Patients' Resistance to Therapy

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Australian researchers have made a world-first breakthrough in the early detection of patients' resistance to a common treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia.

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Immunology/Allergies/Asthma, infectious and emerging disease, Medicine & Health, Public Health, Vaccine

'Screen-and-Treat' Scheme for Hepatitis B May Prevent Deadly Complications

Research into Africa's first 'screen-and-treat' programme for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus.

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Cord Blood Outperforms Matched, Unrelated Donor in Bone Marrow Transplant

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A University of Colorado Cancer Center study finds that three years post bone marrow transplant, the incidence of severe chronic graft-versus-host disease was 44 percent in patients who had received transplants from matched, unrelated donors (MUD) and 8 percent in patients who had received umbilical cord blood transplants (CBT).

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Researchers ID Cancer Gene-Drug Combinations Ripe for Precision Medicine; Many Skin Cancer Patients Still Too Likely to Sunburn; Researchers Block Common Type of Colon Cancer Tumor in Mice, and More in the Cancer News Source

Personalized Medicine Leads to Better Outcomes; Phase 1 Study Results of Selinexor Combination Therapy for Multiple Myeloma Patients; and the Latest from ASCO Sessions in the Cancer News Source

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New Training Tool Allows Clinicians to Hone Vasculature Ultrasound Skills

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University of Washington researchers have developed the first simulator for duplex ultrasound scanning, a type of ultrasound used to assess the health of blood vessels.

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Hematology, coagulation factor, FXa, FXa inhibitors, Hemostasis, direct oral anticoagulants

Bio-Engineered Molecule Shows Promise for Quick Control of Bleeding

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Hematology researchers have developed a novel genetically engineered clotting factor that can control bleeding in animal models. If the factor proves effective and safe in humans, it may provide a quick-acting countermeasure for surgery patients and others vulnerable to serious bleeding as a result of new blood-thinning drugs.

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New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair, Global Study Shows Stroke Largely Preventable, New Study Shows Differences in Blood Pressure Variation Across Ethnicity, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

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FDA 510(K), FDA, FDA Approval, FDA approved, FDA Clearance, FDA Cleared, Cell Analysis, CSF, Hematology, Automation, Clinical, clinical advances, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aacc

Advanced Instruments Receives FDA Clearance for GloCyte® Automated Cell Counter System

Advanced Instruments, Inc., a leader in laboratory instrumentation, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its GloCyte Automated Cell Counter System and GloCyte Low and High Level Controls.

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Research Suggests Common Blood Cancer Could Be Prevented Before It Develops

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma.

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Hepatitis A And B

Viral Hepatitis is the Seventh Leading Cause of Death Worldwide; U.S. Treatment Interventions Continue To Go Underfunded

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An article published on July 6, 2016 in The Lancet ranks viral hepatitis infections – specifically both Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) – as the seventh leading cause of death worldwide in 2013, up from tenth in 1990. …hepatitis C is a critical public health concern that, despite the consistent release of research stating its increasing adverse impact on public health, continues to see woeful underfunding for prevention and treatment initiatives to curtail its spread.

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Risk of Death From Blood Cancer for Adults Higher in Three N.C. Regions

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For patients treated in a hospital, the risk of death from acute myeloid leukemia was elevated in three regions of North Carolina compared to a benchmark.

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Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cytomegalovirus, Infection

Relapse of Leukemia After Bone Marrow Transplantation: Cytomegalovirus Infection Has No Protective Effect

Recent studies on a small number of patients with leukemia treated with bone marrow transplantation have suggested that the presence of the common cytomegalovirus (CMV) in patients or their donors may protect against relapse or even death after the transplant. A large international study published in the journal Blood now shows the opposite. The virus not only does not prevent leukemia relapse, but also remains a major factor associated with the risk of death.

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Vasculitis, Summer Olympics, Brazil Olympics, Rio Olympics, Olympics disability, professional athlete with vasculitis

Vasculitis Patient Brandon Hudgins Clinches Qualifying Spot for 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

Vasculitis Foundation's "VF Team Brandon" supports Olympic hopeful's dream







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