Obstetrics & gynaecology

Decrease in mean platelet counts seen during pregnancy

(HealthDay)—All women have a decrease in mean platelet counts during pregnancy, according to a study published in the July 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pre-op eltrombopag reduces need for platelet transfusions

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic liver disease who require an invasive procedure as part of their routine care, the oral thrombopoietin-receptor agonist eltrombopag reduces the need for platelet transfusions, but also ...

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