Rosalyn Blumenthal, PhD

Rosalyn Blumenthal has a PhD in Biomedical Science from The City University of New York with a specialization in physiology and biophysics. She is a trained researcher, educator, medical writer, and medical strategist. Dr. Blumenthal has more than 30 years of experience developing medical content and is passionate about making a difference for patients with rare diseases.

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Tranexamic Acid Shows Benefits During Scoliosis Surgery in Patients With SMA

A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reported that perioperative IV tranexamic acid (TXA), a fibrinolysis inhibitor, can decrease intraoperative blood loss and crystalloid fluid volume overload during posterior spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These changes may allow earlier postoperative extubation…

Long-Term Survival of Patients With GISTs Similar With Endoscopic Resection and Surgery

A new study published in Surgical Endoscopy reported that local endoscopic resection and open, or laparoscopic, surgical resection resulted in similar long-term survival of American patients with gastric or colorectal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).  This is the first large population-based study to compare endoscopic resection with surgical resection with a relatively long follow-up period. Addressing…

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