Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

US Healthcare Costs Average 25 Times Higher for Hemophilia B

Healthcare costs can be 25 times higher for hemophilia B patients than for individuals who do not have a bleeding disorder, according to a recent study. These findings reflect both direct costs of hemophilia treatment and a greater need for other healthcare resources, researchers noted. The study, “…

Swimming, Hydrotherapy Improve Functional Capacity, Study Shows

Both swimming and hydrotherapy can improve functional capacity in hemophilia patients, according to data from a recent study. Of those two types of aquatic exercises, however, hydrotherapy was associated with the most significant functional improvements in these patients. Those findings were reported in the study, “Aquatic…

Posture Exercises May Improve Joint Health in Children

Exercises to control posture could improve joint health in children with hemophilia and should form part of regular rehabilitation programs, a study suggests. The balance disturbances uncovered in the study could provide early signs of musculoskeletal disorders that could be prevented or reduced through prompt diagnosis and therapy, researchers…

Immunoadsorption May Be Useful Add-on Therapy in Acquired Hemophilia

Immunoadsorption, or the selective removal of antibodies from the blood, might prove useful as an add-on treatment for patients with acquired hemophilia, according to a recent study. If confirmed, this finding could lead to better treatment for life-threatening bleeds, delayed treatment responses, and adverse responses to immunosuppressive therapy among…

Great Attention Needed in Care of Women and Girls With Hemophilia

Although hemophilia treatments are generally effective, women and girls with this disease have specific medical challenges, such as excessive menstrual bleeding, that must be addressed for better clinical care. A study evaluated the symptoms, bleeding management, and clinical outcomes related to menstruation, childbirth, dental procedures, surgeries, and other bleeding events among female…