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Death after PCI more likely in the anemic

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anemia increases the risk of bleeding and death after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a new study shows. Furthermore, the impact of anemia on mortality is greater in men, according to the April 5th online report in...

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Interruptions in anti-HIV therapy carry high risk of thrombocytopenia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In HIV-infected patients, risk factors for thrombocytopenia include interruptions in antiretroviral therapy, high HIV RNA levels, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and cirrhosis, according to two papers in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes for December 15. ...

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Elevated INR in liver disease not protective against clots

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although patients with liver disease often have an increased international normalized ratio (INR), their coagulopathy does not protect against venous thromboembolism (VTE), new research suggests. The findings stem from a study of 190 hospitalized patients with chronic liver...