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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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Should hospital treatments take the weekend off?

4-May-2015

The nature of weekends have changed over the years. Fifty years ago pretty much everything stopped on a Sunday. If you went into the centre of a town it would be eerily quiet – unlike today.

Air pollution linked to silent strokes

Air pollution linked to silent strokes

“Adults who live in towns and cities suffer ageing of the brain and increased risk of dementia and [silent] strokes because of air pollution,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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