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FDA approves IN.PACT Admiral Drug-Coated Balloon for superficial femoral artery lesions in PAD.- Medtronic.

Medtronic announced that it has received FDA approval for the IN.PACT Admiral Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) to treat long superficial femoral...

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European Commission approves Mylotarg to treat acute myeloid leukemia- Pfizer.

Pfizer Inc. announced that the European Commission has approved Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) in combination with daunorubicin and cytarabine for the...

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Interim data for LentiGlobin gene therapy to eliminate or reduce chronic blood transfusions in patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia is published in NEJM.- bluebird bio,Inc.

bluebird bio, Inc. announced interim data published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) from two separate two-year clinical...

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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Biosimilars in Oncology Knowledge Centre

Biosimilars in Oncology Knowledge Centre

What are biologics and how do they differ from small molecule medicines? Discover more about their development, as well as the manufacturing and regulatory processes in the Biosimilars in Oncology Knowledge Centre.

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients.

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Guidelines

Management of anaemia and iron deficiency in patients with cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Anaemia and iron deficiency are frequent complications in patients with solid tumours or haematological malignancies, particularly in patients treated with chemotherapeutic agents.

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BSH Guideline: management of thrombotic and haemostatic issues in paediatric malignancy

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding are serious complications of cancer and its treatment. A recent survey of UK paediatric haematologists and oncologists identified a broad variety of practice in the management of issues...

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Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of adult aplastic anaemia

This is a comprehensive but pragmatic new guideline and focuses on the accurate diagnosis, delineation of severity types and subsequent management of this rare haematological condition.

Added 2 years ago

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Journal articles

Rivaroxaban plasma levels in acute ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage.

Objective: Information about rivaroxaban plasma level (RivLev) may guide treatment decisions in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) taking rivaroxaban.

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Rivaroxaban vs Warfarin and Risk of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome among Patients with Venous Thromboembolism.

The effectiveness of rivaroxaban to reduce post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with venous thromboembolism is largely unknown. We compared rates of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients given rivaroxaban versus warfarin...

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Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.

Clinical trials and meta-analyses have suggested that aspirin may be effective for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (proximal deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) after total hip or total knee arthroplasty, but comparisons...

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Clinical trials

Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetic Study of Prophylactic Emicizumab Versus No Prophylaxis in Hemophilia A Participants (HAVEN 5)

This randomized, multicenter, open-label, Phase 3 study is designed to investigate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of emicizumab in participants with hemophilia A regardless of factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitor status.

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A Study to Investigate Different Doses of BAY1213790 to Prevent Blood Clots in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery (FOXTROT)

This study is to compare the study drug BAY1213790 to existing therapies, ie Enoxaparin or Apixaban for the prevention of blood clotting and safety in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Added 5 months ago

Efficacy and Tolerability of Hemopatch After Hepatic Resection

• Previous in vitro and in vivo studies detected the Hemopatch Sealing Hemostat® to be a new versatile, self-adhering hemostatic sealing pad consisting of a polyethylene glycol-coated collagen.

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