Dr. Young on Other Options for Managing Bleeding in Children With Cancer

Guy Young, MD
Published: Monday, Oct 23, 2017



Guy Young, MD, director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program, attending physician, Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC, discusses other options for managing bleeding in children with cancer.

For hospitalized children with cancer who develop a blood clot, bivalirudin (Angiomax), an intravenous-direct thrombin inhibitor, can be better than the traditionally-used heparin therapy, says Young.
 
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Guy Young, MD, director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program, attending physician, Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC, discusses other options for managing bleeding in children with cancer.

For hospitalized children with cancer who develop a blood clot, bivalirudin (Angiomax), an intravenous-direct thrombin inhibitor, can be better than the traditionally-used heparin therapy, says Young.
 

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