Thursday 5 december 2019 (Thursday) - Transfusion News Update



The nice people at Transfusion News sent their update today.


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December 3, 2019
The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) which began in August 2018 in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second largest recorded outbreak since the virus was first identified in 1976. Currently, more than 3,300 cases of EVD have been confirmed with a case-fatality rate of 66%. A new trial published in [Read More]
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Telemedicine: opportunities and developments in transfusion medicine.
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Telemedicine is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. It literally means “healing at a distance” and signifies the use of information and communication technologies to improve patient outcomes. Its purpose is to provide clinical support, overcome geographical barriers, bridge time and to improve health outcomes. Find out how to connect your work environments with unique connectivity solutions from Bio-Rad. [Click for more]
Delayed Umbilical Cord for Cesarean Deliveries Does Not Increase Maternal Blood Loss
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November 26, 2019
A 30 to 60 second delay in umbilical cord clamping for full-term and preterm neonates improves neonatal hemoglobin levels 24-48 hours after birth, leads to greater iron stores for 3-6 month olds, and improved neurodevelopmental scores through 4 years. Data for [Read More]


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