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Friday, June 22, 2007

A drug to aid frostbite treatment

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Utah, an anticoagulant heart drug (one of the most well known blood thinners would be coumadin) may benefit frostbite victims. In testing, individuals who received the drug known as tPA, or tissue plasminogen activator, were less likely to require the amputation of toes or fingers. Apparently, this type of thrombolytic therapy is able to successfully restore circulation to frostbite-affected digits.

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