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Blood transfusion study: Less is more

A new study suggests that blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection and increase by four times the risk of death.

dateAug 05, 2009 in Other
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Blood transfusions associated with infection

A study of almost 25,000 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients has shown that receiving blood from another person is associated with a two-fold increase in post-operative infection rates. The research, published in ...

dateJul 31, 2009 in Medical research
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Injected with HIV by dad as baby, teen inspires

(AP) -- Brryan Jackson has been left out of birthday party invitations and asked not to use water fountains. His daily routine at one point included 23 pills, three IV medications and two injections. But the toughest part ...

dateJun 07, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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