Patel, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (N. Engl. J. Med., DOI:10.1056/NEJMoa0806450). Heparin is a variably sulfated glycosaminoglycan commonly used as an anticoagulant in patients undergoing dialysis or cardiac procedures. An increase in adverse reactions to heparin, such as hypotension and allergic symptoms, starting in November 2007, led to a recall of heparin products by Baxter Healthcare earlier this year.
by Jyllian Kemsley |
December 08, 2008