Tag Archive: NHLBI

Oct 7 2019

Preventing Hemorrhage in Severely Injured Children

By Barbara Drosey

When a traumatic injury occurs, the countdown to an optimal chance at survival begins. With hemorrhage being the main cause of death within 24 hours postinjury, how bleeding is managed in those initial hours can greatly affect outcomes. It is within this critical window that Sage Myers, MD, MSCE, and her research team are trialing an intervention to prevent uncontrolled bleeding in children following traumatic injury.

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Dec 21 2018

New Grant Awarded to Study Mechanisms of Clotting

Thrombosis — the abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein — does not discriminate. Young. Old. Rich. Poor. Gender. Race. Ethnicity. We’re all in this together. We’re all susceptible. Some more so than others.

Up to 900,000 people in the U.S. are affected by blood clots each year; 100,000 will die, which is greater than the total number of people who lose their lives each year to AIDS, breast cancer, and motor vehicle crashes combined.

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