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Hospital admissions for acute aortic dissection higher during flu season

December 17, 2014

CHICAGO — Monthly hospitalizations for acute aortic dissection were increased during the peak influenza season from November to March, according to data reported at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

“We suspect that flu creates an inflammatory reaction that could theoretically increase chances of dissection in susceptible individuals,” Harleen K. Sandhu, MD, MPH, from the department of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, said in a press release.

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FDA approves plasma pathogen reduction system

December 17, 2014
The FDA has approved the first pathogen reduction system for use in plasma preparation, according to a press release. The Intercept Blood System (Cerus Corp.) for…

SomaGenics granted patents for small RNA platform technologies that inhibit HCV

December 17, 2014
The United States and European Patient Offices have collectively issued a total of four patents to SomaGenics spanning its small RNA platform technologies, according to…
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Rheumatic hand manifestations observed in chronic HCV

December 17, 2014
Hepatitis C virus infection prompted hand manifestations among Egyptian patients, according to study data.  “Patients infected with HCV might develop at least…
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RSV-associated mortality uncommon from 2000 to 2011

December 17, 2014
From 2000 to 2011, RSV-associated deaths were uncommon among children aged younger than 2 years, according to study findings in Pediatrics.Carrie L. Byington, MD
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