News and practice for haematology nurse specialists
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended eculizumab (Soliris) for treating a rare life-threatening blood disorder called atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS).
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved the anti-clotting drug dabigatran (Pradaxa) as an option for treating and preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
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Standardised aseptic technique training has improved nurses’ ability to prevent healthcare-associated infections in one hospital and led to better awareness of AT.
The number of patients with both type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising, which poses new challenges in blood glucose monitoring and medicines administration.
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“Patients with the highest genetic risk of suffering a heart attack benefit the most from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs,” The Guardian reports.
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Anaemia is often overlooked as its symptoms – shortness of breath, palpitations, headache and dizziness, for example – can be put down to a range of other conditions.