Medical research

A gene-sequence swap using CRISPR to cure hemophilia

Sufferers of hemophilia live in a perpetual state of stress and anxiety: their joints wear down prematurely and they have bleeding episodes that feel like they will never end. Their bodies lack the ability to make the clotting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long lasting anti-hemophilia factor safe in kids

Children with hemophilia A require three to four infusions each week to prevent bleeding episodes, chronic pain and joint damage. The effect on quality of life can be significant, due to time and discomfort associated with ...

Medical research

New gene therapy targets hemophilia

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the Medical College of Wisconsin found that a new kind of gene therapy led to a dramatic decline in bleeding events in dogs with naturally occurring hemophilia A, a serious and ...

Medications

How to stop bleeding in the ER caused by warfarin

Prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) are faster and more effective than fresh frozen plasma at reversing hemorrhage caused by the anti-coagulant warfarin, despite plasma being the most commonly used therapy. A literature ...

Medications

FDA approves rixubis for prophylactic tx in hemophilia B

(HealthDay)—Rixubis (coagulation factor IX recombinant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent routine bleeding episodes in people aged 16 and older with hemophilia B, the agency said in a ...

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