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.
Latest research: haematology
An expert cystic fibrosis patient questioned the timing of his drug administration, which led him to propose a new, more effective schedule for the entire ward.
Nurses are taking increasingly complex and central roles in clinical research - they are coordinating trials centrally, recruiting participants, and collecting and sharing data.
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The Mail Online hails a “breakthrough in treating high blood pressure”, saying scientists have discovered how the body regulates it, which could “slash risk of heart attacks and stroke”.
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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.