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Haematology Nursing

News and practice for haematology nurse specialists



NICE backs drug for rare life-threatening blood disorder

NICE backs drug for rare life-threatening blood disorder

28-Jan-2015

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).

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NICE backs new drug for preventing potentially fatal blood clots

17-Dec-2014

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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Assessing and managing primary hypertension

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Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis

Treatment for early onset neonatal sepsis

Treatment for early onset neonatal sepsis Subscription Required

Neonates with suspected early-onset sepsis are often treated aggressively with antibiotics before infection is confirmed. NICE has recommended a gentler approach

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Rise in TB cases has been a painful lesson

26-Jan-2015

In healthcare nothing stands still or stays the same.

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Should donor blood be screened for hepatitis E?

Should donor blood be screened for hepatitis E?

“One in almost every 3,000 blood donors in England could be infected with hepatitis E, according to a new study,” The Times reports.

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