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ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial of Lixiana shows reduced rates of intracranial haemorrhage for patients with atrial fibrillation.- Daiichi Sankyo.

Daiichi Sankyo Europe announced new sub-analysis data from the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial, which demonstrates that patients with atrial fibrillation...

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EU approves Repatha for adults with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.-Amgen.

Amgen announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved a new indication in the Repatha (evolocumab) label for adults with...

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FDA approves Retacrit for anemia caused by chronic kidney disease or chemotherapy.- Hospira/Pfizer.

The FDA has approved Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) from Hospira/Pfizer, as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of...

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

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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

Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

VTE is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein. It most commonly occurs in the...

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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...

Added 2 months ago

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Journal articles

Pembrolizumab and its role in relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin's lymphoma: evidence to date and clinical utility.

Immune evasion is a critical mechanism of malignant cell survival, and relies in part on molecular signaling through the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1)/PD-1 ligand (PD-L1) axis that contributes to T cell exhaustion.

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Gemtuzumab ozogamicin in acute myeloid leukemia.

CD33 is variably expressed on leukemia blasts in almost all patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and possibly leukemia stem cells in some. Efforts to target CD33 therapeutically have focused on gemtuzumab ozogamicin...

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Gemtuzumab ozogamicin for acute myeloid leukemia.

On 1 September 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed CD33+ acute myeloid leukemia and for patients aged ≥2 years...

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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.

Added 2 months ago

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 6 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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