News tagged with platelets

Insights into type 2B von Willebrand disease

In response to blood vessel damage, von Willebrand factor (vWF) binds to the exposed extra cellular matrix, recruits platelets to the site of injury, and activates platelets, which promotes thrombis formation. Patients with ...

Nov 25, 2013
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Results of the TRANSLATE-POPS trial presented

According to a new study of heart attack patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), free access to platelet function testing had only a modest impact on anti-clotting drug selection and dosing. Findings ...

Oct 31, 2013
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Novel functions of platelets discovered

A new finding could lead to novel treatments to reduce bleeding in trauma and severe infections. The research, from Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists Lijun Xia, M.D., Ph.D., Jianxin Fu, M.D., Ph.D., and Brett ...

Sep 01, 2013
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Short-term smoking cessation reverses endothelial damage

Eight weeks of smoking cessation reverses the endothelial damage caused by smoking, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr. Yasuaki Dohi from Japan. Serotonin remained elevated, suggesting eight weeks ...

Sep 01, 2013
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Dipyrone negates aspirin's antiplatelet effect

(HealthDay)—There is an unfavorable pharmacological drug interaction between the non-narcotic analgesic dipyrone and aspirin in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to research published online Aug. 14 ...

Aug 22, 2013
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Drug dosing for older heart patients should differ

Older heart patients present unique challenges for determining the optimal dosages of medications, so a new study from researchers at Duke Medicine offers some rare clarity about the use of drugs that are used to treat patients ...

Aug 16, 2013
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