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Japan man contracts HIV through blood transfusion

The Japanese government and Red Cross said Tuesday that a man in his 60s has contracted HIV through a blood transfusion, while testing continued on another patient who received blood from the same donor.

Nov 26, 2013
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New model better predicts risk of post-PCI bleeding

(HealthDay)—A new definition of post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) bleeding and a new predictive risk model can better identify patients at risk for bleeding complications, according to a study ...

Sep 21, 2013
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Women less likely to die after TAVI than men

Women are 25 percent less likely to die one year after TAVI than men, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr. Mohammad Sherif from Germany. The findings suggest that TAVI might be ...

Sep 02, 2013
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Blood transfusion

Blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood or blood-based products from one person into the circulatory system of another. Blood transfusions can be life-saving in some situations, such as massive blood loss due to trauma, or can be used to replace blood lost during surgery. Blood transfusions may also be used to treat a severe anaemia or thrombocytopenia caused by a blood disease. People suffering from hemophilia or sickle-cell disease may require frequent blood transfusions. Early transfusions used whole blood, but modern medical practice commonly uses only components of the blood.

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