• In 1163 a church edict prohibited monks and priests, who often stood in as doctors, from performing bloodletting, stating that the church "abhorred" the procedure. (history.com)
  • Bloodletting as a medical procedure became slightly less agonizing with the advent in the 18th century of spring-loaded lancets and the scarificator, a device featuring multiple blades that delivered a uniform set of parallel cuts. (history.com)
  • PaO2 increased and PaCO2 decreased progressively with each bloodletting procedure (Figure 1C), such that following the fifth bloodletting, PaO2 was significantly elevated (150.40±9.78 vs. 80.53±19.24 mmHg) and PaCO2 was significantly reduced (22.00±7.35 vs. 42.65±4.13 mmHg) compared with the corresponding pre-bleed values. (nih.gov)
  • There was an approximate halving of the RBC, HGB and HCT% values after the first bloodletting, with further progressive decreases in the values of these parameters following each of the 4 subsequent bloodletting procedures (Figure 1A). (nih.gov)
  • Bloodletting (or blood-letting ) is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to prevent or cure illness and disease. (rug.nl)
  • The popularity of bloodletting in the classical Mediterranean world was reinforced by the ideas of Galen, after he discovered that not only veins but also arteries were filled with blood, not air as was commonly believed at the time. (rug.nl)
  • Marie-Antoinette, for instance, seemed to benefit from a healthy dose of bloodletting while giving birth to her first child, Marie-Thérèse, in 1778, 14 years before the guillotine would shed more of the queen's blood. (history.com)
  • Repeated bloodletting was associated with significant reductions in red blood cell count, hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, pH, and PaCO2, and elevations of blood lactate and PaO2. (nih.gov)
  • The effects of repeated bloodletting on the results of whole blood tests, blood gas analyses, mean arterial pressure, and central venous pressure. (nih.gov)
  • The bloodletting procedures were associated with substantial increases in lactic acid concentration as well as a small, but statistically significant, change in blood pH (Figure 1B). (nih.gov)
  • C) Bloodletting resulted in a progressive increase in the arterial partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2), and a progressive decrease in the arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2). (nih.gov)
  • However, the corporation's giant CNN network resembled a butcher shop last January as the bloodletting was dragged out more than a week. (nypost.com)
  • Bloodletting Press was launched in 2002 by Larry Roberts to publish works in the horror genre specifically for the collector's market, producing low print run limited editions intended for collectors and unique heirloom Lettered Editions for the high-end collectors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bloodletting Press is also one of a few small presses that risks putting out new genre authors whose titles having been successful within this context go on to wider mass market publishers, such as Rage, Succulent Prey and The Rutting Season. (wikipedia.org)