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13 Jul 2020
Deep vein thrombosis or atrial fibrillation patients with a non-O blood type appear to require higher warfarin doses, a recent study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 22 Jun 2019
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) perform better than warfarin for stroke prevention in Asian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and supranormal renal function, according to a study.
05 Jun 2020
Fungal infections are generally mild and commonly affect the outer layer of the skin, nails and hair. Fungi that commonly cause infections include dermatophytes (eg, tinea), yeasts (eg, candida) and molds.
Pearl Toh, 6 days ago
The direct oral anticoagulant apixaban may help prevent deaths when given at prophylactic or therapeutic doses in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with elevated D-dimer levels, according to an analysis presented during the ISTH 2020 Congress.

Influenza (Patient Counselling Guide)

05 Jun 2020
19 cases of severe influenza-associated complication or death (three deaths) were detected.
Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious acute respiratory illness caused by influenza virus that can occur in children or adults of any age. There are 4 types of influenza viruses: A, B, C and D. Influenza A viruses infect humans and many different animals, and are known to cause flu pandemics. Human influenza A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of disease. Influenza type C infections can affect both humans and pigs but infections are generally mild and are rarely reported. Influenza D viruses affect cattle but do not cause illness in humans. Current subtypes of influenza A viruses found in people are seasonal influenza A (H1N1) and influenza A (H3N2) viruses. There have been several widespread flu outbreaks (called pandemics), which led to the deaths of many people worldwide. These outbreaks occurred when new strains of influenza viruses formed (often from pigs [swine influenza] or birds [avian influenza]) and humans became infected because they had no immunity to these viruses.Complications of influenza occur in some people; pneumonia is the most common complication. It is a serious infection of the lungs and is more likely to occur in young children, people over the age of 65, people who live in long-term care facilities (nursing homes), those with other illnesses such as diabetes or conditions affecting the heart or lungs, and in people with weakened immune systems, such as those who have had a transplant.

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Most Read Articles
13 Jul 2020
Deep vein thrombosis or atrial fibrillation patients with a non-O blood type appear to require higher warfarin doses, a recent study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 22 Jun 2019
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) perform better than warfarin for stroke prevention in Asian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and supranormal renal function, according to a study.
05 Jun 2020
Fungal infections are generally mild and commonly affect the outer layer of the skin, nails and hair. Fungi that commonly cause infections include dermatophytes (eg, tinea), yeasts (eg, candida) and molds.
Pearl Toh, 6 days ago
The direct oral anticoagulant apixaban may help prevent deaths when given at prophylactic or therapeutic doses in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with elevated D-dimer levels, according to an analysis presented during the ISTH 2020 Congress.