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February 15th, 2013

Postpartum Stroke Study at Mayo Clinic

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“Postpartum stroke” is a stroke that occurs within six weeks of giving birth. Strokes are a focal brain problem causing loss of function, which occurs because of occlusion of the blood vessel causing lack of blood flow. As a consequence, that part of the brain stops functioning. This is a permanent problem that can cause […]

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Tags: birth, Blood, Brain, clinical research, clinical study, clinical trials, female, neurology, peripartum, postpartum, postpartum stroke, pregnancy

May 1st, 2009

Mayo Researchers Work to Conserve Blood


The first medical center in the nation to develop a blood bank is now working to find ways to conserve blood. In an ironic twist, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that blood transfusions are best used sparingly. “Although blood transfusions can save lives, they can cause complications like lung injury, bacterial infections, and even death […]

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Tags: Blood, Mayo Clinic

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