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Device Found as Effective as Heparin for Clot Prevention

April 27, 2010. 11:19 AM EST. And fewer major bleeding events after hip arthroplasty seen with mobile compression device Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Focal Lesions Found to Predict Multiple Myeloma Progression

March 08, 2010 Related study shows that survival decreases with age in multiple myeloma patients

Treating H. Pylori Bacteria Effective for Gastric Lymphoma

February 25, 2010 Meta-analysis finds remission rate of 77.5 percent in early-stage disease after bacteria eradication

Iron Treatment for Anemia May Not Help After Hip Surgery

February 24, 2010 Study questions practice of iron supplementation after orthopedic surgery

Enoxaparin and Unfractionated Heparin Compared

February 19, 2010 Enoxaparin reduces risk of adverse cardiac outcomes in percutaneous coronary intervention

New System Aims to Improve Blood Transfusion Safety

February 19, 2010 Using national data, CDC will monitor adverse events related to transfusions

Rituxan Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

February 19, 2010 A cancer of the blood and bone marrow

Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents Safety Plan Approved

February 17, 2010 FDA plan requires physician training, certification for use of ESAs in cancer patients

Superficial Venous Thrombosis May Herald Greater Risks

February 16, 2010 Many with the condition present with venous thromboembolism and at risk for complications

Active Bowel Disease May Increase Blood Clot Risk

February 10, 2010 Non-hospitalized patients with active IBD have 16 times the blood clot risk as the general population

Bedside Blood Test Found to Detect Anticoagulation Status

February 10, 2010 Hemonox clotting time test helps identify patients poorly anticoagulated before PCI

Transplant Type Found to Have No Effect on Leukemia Survival

February 01, 2010 10-year survival rates similar after transplants with peripheral blood stem cells or bone marrow

Central Line Care Key to Less Pediatric Blood Infections

January 13, 2010 Pediatric intensive care unit practices must differ from those in adult units

Cardiac Events Seen With β-Blockers, Surgical Anemia

January 05, 2010 β-blockers linked to adverse events after non-cardiac surgery if hemoglobin falls >35 percent

Survival Studied in Myeloma and Myelodysplastic Syndrome

January 05, 2010 MM survival has increased in recent years, while MDS survival linked to gene methylation

No Adverse Effect of Statins Seen on Lymphoma Outcomes

December 16, 2009 Statin use not found to adversely affect outcomes in patients treated with rituximab