Ticagrelor reversal agent looks promising
March 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – Ticagrelor’s antiplatelet effect was squelched within 5 minutes.
FDA aims to boost safety of platelets for transfusion
December 20, 2018
The agency is seeking input on ways to decrease the risk of bacterial contamination in platelets stored for 5 and 7 days after collection.
In-hospital blood saving strategy appears safe with anemia
December 18, 2018
Tolerating moderate in-hospital anemia did not negatively impact readmissions or mortality over 6 months.
Invasive strategy increased bleeding risk in frail older AMI patients
November 19, 2018
Registry analysis suggests frailty in an AMI patient calls for personalized decision making.
Preop anemia management saves blood, costs
November 14, 2018
BOSTON – Managing anemia prior to cardiac surgery saved a hospital more than $100,000 in transfusion costs in a pilot program.
Portable hematology analyzer gets FDA nod
November 8, 2018
The HemoScreen hematology analyzer can perform a complete blood count at the point of care.
Bleeding score could help identify hemophilia
October 31, 2018
The International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis–Bleeding Assessment Tool appears to accurately identify hemophilia A and B.
Rapid bacterial testing of platelets saves money, reduces waste
October 30, 2018
BOSTON – Annual costs savings approached $89,000 and fewer units of platelets were discarded because of expiration.
Coagulopathy outbreak underscores danger of synthetic cannabinoids
September 26, 2018
Four patients died after developing spontaneous intracranial bleeding.
FDA approves Doptelet for liver disease patients undergoing procedures
May 22, 2018
Avatrombopag (Doptelet) is the first drug approved for thrombocytopenia in adults who have chronic liver disease and are undergoing a procedure.