How Eltrombopag Can Change Thrombocytopenia Treatment

On November 20, 2008, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved eltrombopag tablets (Promacta ®, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.) for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy. Eltrombopag is an orally-administered thrombopoietin receptor agonist that stimulates bone marrow…
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Everything You Need to Know About Premature Birth

Preterm or premature birth is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a birth that occurs before 37 completed weeks of gestation. Having a preterm baby can be an extremely difficult time for a parent. This article aims to educate parents and help them deal with the rollercoaster of emotions. Risk Factors for Premature…
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1. What Can You Expect During Teething? Teething is the normal process of new teeth pushing through gums, and this process takes time. While teething you may expect increased drooling of saliva, and desire to chew, mild gum pain, slighlty swollen gums over erupting tooth, changes in appetite, irritability and low grade fever (<100F). 2.…
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A Parent’s Guide: How to Manage Your Child’s Fever at Home

When your child is sick with an infection (caused either by bacteria or virus), it is common for them to have a fever. In most cases, a fever will not hurt a child and will usually go away after 72 hours (3 days). Babies younger than 6 months should see a doctor when they have…
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