Reducing risks, improving outcomes: The benefits of Patient Blood Management

While blood transfusions are generally very safe and have saved millions of lives, they carry a small risk of serious side effects. These risks can be lessened through the use […]

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A paradigm shift for fluid management in surgery

Advances in modern surgery have been dependent upon advances in anaesthetic management. However, anaesthesia can have detrimental effects, as it is usually associated with reduced blood pressure, cardiac output and […]

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Free blood donation vs. the plasma market

Blood products are vital both for transfusion purposes and the production of blood-derived medicines. Currently, the two ways of obtaining blood products are via free blood donations or via the […]

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Anagrelide: Finding new use as an adjuvant therapy in cancer management

Dr Richard Franklin, Anagrelide Project Director at SUDA Pharmaceuticals Ltd, is pioneering a radically new application which would see the platelet-lowering drug anagrelide developed as an oromucosal spray formulation. This […]

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Canadian Blood Services: The road to regaining public trust

The need for blood is constant; so is the need for donations. Every day, all the hospitals and clinics in Canada need blood and blood products to treat patients, since […]

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Should pre-anaesthesia consultations be done telephonically?

Anaesthesiologists play a crucial role in preparing a patient ahead of surgery, and not just physically. Pre-anaesthesia consultations are an opportunity to engage with patients, involve them in important choices, […]

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Ketamine: An old medication with newly discovered actions in pain and breathing regulation

Pain that lasts longer than the expected period of healing is tormenting a significant percentage of the population and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Although medications are available […]

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How Spiritual Fitness prevents Alzheimer’s disease

Spiritual Fitness (SF) is a new concept in medicine that combines multiple aspects of religious involvement, psychological wellbeing, and spiritual evolution. Research now reveals that development of SF helps prevent […]

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SecurePortIV®: The cyanoacrylate adhesive providing a new gold standard for all vascular access care

Around two billion peripheral intravenous catheters are inserted each year globally. However, a large percentage of these lead to complications, such as infections or becoming dislodged, requiring replacement in order […]

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