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Researchers successfully transport blood samples via drones

July 31, 2015

Laboratory tests performed on blood samples flown for up to 40 minutes on hobby-sized drones yielded results comparable to those performed on samples that never left the ground, according to a proof-of-concept study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

The findings suggest drones — officially classified by the FDA as unmanned aircraft systems — could potentially be a safe method to transport blood samples and other fluids, Timothy K. Amukele, MD, PhD, pathologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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FDA reports prescribing, dispensing errors between Brintellix, Brilinta

July 30, 2015
The FDA recently released a warning to health care professionals and patients that reported confusion between the antidepressant Brintellix and the anti-blood clotting…
In the Journals

Anticoagulation appears safe, effective in patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis

July 30, 2015
Patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis have a substantial, long-term risk for other thrombotic events that can be further increased by underlying conditions, although…
In the Journals

Hemophilia therapies drive outpatient pharmacy costs for publicly insured children

July 29, 2015
Medications for the treatment of hemophilia are a considerable driver of outpatient pharmacy expenditures for publicly insured children with serious chronic conditions…
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Genome editing demonstrated wide application for blood disorders

Genome editing demonstrated wide application for blood disorders

January 5, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Ralph Green, MD, PhD, FRCPath, medical director of the UC Davis Health System Medical…
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In the Journals

Researchers successfully transport blood samples via drones

July 31, 2015
Laboratory tests performed on blood samples flown for up to 40 minutes on hobby-sized drones yielded results comparable to those performed on samples…
FDA News

FDA reports prescribing, dispensing errors between Brintellix, Brilinta

July 30, 2015
The FDA recently released a warning to health care professionals and patients that reported confusion between the antidepressant Brintellix and the…
In the Journals

Anticoagulation appears safe, effective in patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis

July 30, 2015
Patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis have a substantial, long-term risk for other thrombotic events that can be further increased by underlying…
In the Journals

Hemophilia therapies drive outpatient pharmacy costs for publicly insured children

July 29, 2015
Medications for the treatment of hemophilia are a considerable driver of outpatient pharmacy expenditures for publicly insured children with serious…
In the Journals

Anticoagulation advisable during pregnancy with Fontan circulation

July 27, 2015
Women with Fontan circulation can successfully complete pregnancy, but an increase in cardiac and neonatal morbidity exists, results by French…
Jacques Baillargeon, PhD In the Journals

Testosterone therapy not linked to VTE

July 22, 2015
Filling a testosterone prescription was not associated with increased risk for venous thromboembolism in middle-aged and older men, according to a…
Wells DVT score for inpatients inadequate to alter management approach In the Journals

Wells DVT score for inpatients inadequate to alter management approach

July 22, 2015
In hospitalized patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis, the Wells score was only slightly more useful than chance in stratifying risk and…
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Newer oral contraceptive combinations associated with higher VTE risk

July 22, 2015
Newer preparations of oral contraceptives increased the risk for venous thromboembolism compared with second-generation drugs, according to study…
Daren Beam In the Journals

Rivaroxaban at home after DVT, PE offers positive outcomes, reduced costs

July 16, 2015
Rivaroxaban demonstrated favorable outcomes and cost savings in patients with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism when used for at-home…
In the Journals

Idarucizumab rapidly reverses anticoagulant effect of dabigatran, restores hemostasis

July 10, 2015
Idarucizumab instantly and completely reversed the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in patients requiring urgent procedures or with serious…
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