Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 208 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-July-2003
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New study reveals association between type-1 diabetes and increased incidence of car crashes
Drivers with type-1 diabetes reported higher numbers of driving mishaps according to a multi-center study led by researchers at the University of Virginia Health System. The study investigated whether or not diabetes treatments to control blood sugar level are associated with increased risks for driving mishaps. The results will be published in the August edition of Diabetes Care.  more

Tackling the problem of 'false memories'
As an eyewitness sits on the stand in a courtroom recalling details of an incident, how much of what he or she remembers actually happened?  more


FDA approves Baxter's Advate for the treatment of hemophilia A
On Friday, Baxter Healthcare Corporation announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Advate (Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Plasma/Albumin-Free Method) rAHF-PFM for the prevention and control of bleeding episodes in people with hemophilia A. Advate is the first and only factor VIII made without any added human or animal plasma proteins and albumin in the cell culture process, purification and final formulation, thereby eliminating the risk of infections caused by viruses that may be carried in these proteins.  more

Prescribing information: Advate rAHF-PRM
Advate rAHF-PFM is the first and only Factor VIII recombinant therapy to be clinically developed and prepared without the addition of any human or animal plasma proteins or albumin in the cell culture process, purification, or final formulation. The most significant advantage is, of course, the unsurpassed pathogen safety achieved by removing human or animal plasma proteins and albumin from the cell culture, purification and final formulation phases, thus eliminating the risk of infection by pathogens contained in these protein additives. more

Information for patients and practitioners: Basic concepts - Guide for hemophilia health-care providers
This workbook's intent is, as its name suggests, to help families new to hemophilia learn the basic concepts about the disease. It provides fundamental information, introduces relevant terms and concepts, and offers a language for asking questions or discussing hemophilia with others. Throughout, it encourages communication with the treatment provider. A basic assumption underlying the workbook is that the better parents and families understand hemophilia, the better they may actively participate in the care of their child and work effectively with their hemophilia treatment provider.  more

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