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February 6, 2013News for the transfusion medicine and cellular therapy community

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  • Double dose of TXA reduces bleeding in study of knee procedure
    Doubling the dose of tranexamic acid given intravenously was associated with reduced bleeding in total knee arthroplasty and may do away with the need for blood transfusion, according to a study in the journal International Orthopaedics. The risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism did not increase with the larger dose. Healio/Orthopedics Today (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Announcing the Arrival of FMH RapidScreen from Immucor
The new FMH RapidScreen offers a faster more simplified feto-maternal hemorrhage screening test to give you peace of mind in generating a quick result for the protection of mothers and their newborns. FMH RapidScreen provides up to 35% decrease in total test time compared to other marketed tests. To learn more about this product, call us at 855-IMMUCOR or visit our website.

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  • Survey evaluates perceptions of infection-control practices
    A survey of infection-control specialists at 478 U.S. hospitals helped Michigan researchers create a list of the most common infection-control practices based on strength of evidence. The report in the American Journal of Infection Control found alcohol-based hand rub and the use of chlorhexidine before central venous catheter insertion were among the practices perceived as most effective. Nurse.com (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Injections spur stem cells' production of brown fat in mice
    A Canadian study in Cell Metabolism found mice that received an injection of a compound that manipulates adult muscle stem cells produced higher levels of calorie-burning brown fats, had better glucose control and were leaner at four months compared with the control group. Researchers also noted higher metabolic rate and energy production in mice that received the compound. National Post (Canada)/Postmedia News (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Emerging Trends 
  • App can expand access to nursing procedure database
    An iPad application from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins offers offline access to the Web-based Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills database. The app's offline capability enables access to facility-specific procedures remotely or during disaster recovery, said Carolyn Dalton, senior digital product manager for LWW parent company Wolters Kluwer Health. Healthcare IT News (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry News & Practice 
  • IBM co-develops antibacterial hydrogel
    IBM Research and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore are working on a biodegradable hydrogel that attracts bacteria and ruptures their membranes to kill them. The physical attack prevents bacteria from becoming resistant to the gel. Gizmag (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • Paulsen: Congress must move to repeal device tax this year
    Congress should take swift action on the 2.3% medical device tax, said Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., who sees opportunities for repeal amid corporate tax reform talks. "This is about keeping good, domestic manufacturing jobs here in the U.S., not shipping them overseas, and that's a part of the larger tax conversation that needs to happen," he said. MassDevice.com (Boston) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AABB releases rates for 2013 Annual Meeting and CTTXPO
    AABB has released the registration and housing rates for the 2013 Annual Meeting and CTTXPO, which will be held in Denver. Registration and housing opens June 5 for AABB members and June 26 for general attendees. More information is available online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Director, Regional Technical Services at Community Blood BankUnited Blood ServicesUS - NV - Las Vegas
Director of Reference & TransfusionCarter BloodcareUS - TX - Bedford
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTBlood Centers of the PacificUS - CA - San Francisco
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