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August 2015

Some Surgeons Still Believe Disproven Old Adage, “Blood Must Be Good”

Some Surgeons Still Believe Disproven Old Adage, “Blood Must Be Good”

Despite guidelines to restrict blood transfusions, a wide variation in practice persists across New York State, resulting in complications such as infections and pneumonia, a URMC study concluded.

New Discovery May Help Prevent Clotting After Heart Attack

New Discovery May Help Prevent Clotting After Heart Attack

The discovery of a new way that platelets get switched on after a heart attack or stroke may help inform the development of drugs that prevent dangerous clots in patients.

Chemotherapy May be Associated with Rare, Early Deaths in Testicular Cancer

Chemotherapy May be Associated with Rare, Early Deaths in Testicular Cancer

A small number of testicular cancer patients—about 11 in 6,909—died of cardiovascular disease in their first year after diagnosis and treatment with chemotherapy, a statistic that’s noteworthy because the cancer itself is usually curable and tends to afflict young men, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute study.