Disorders of the blood and blood forming tissues.
A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with morphology, physiology, and pathology of the blood and blood-forming tissues.
Time period from 1701 through 1800 of the common era.
Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
An enduring attitude or sentiment toward persons or objects manifested by anger, aversion and desire for the misfortune of others.
The act of BREATHING in.
Disorders stemming from the misuse and abuse of alcohol.
A form of discrimination in the workplace which violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual harassment takes two forms: quid pro quo, where the employee must submit to sexual advances in exchange for job benefits or be penalized for refusing; or a hostile environment, where the atmosphere of the workplace is offensive and affects the employee's well-being. Offensive sexual conduct may include unwelcome advances, comments, touching, questions about marital status and sex practices, etc. Both men and women may be aggressors or victims. (Slee and Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed, p.404). While civil rights legislation deals with sexual harassment in the workplace, the behavior is not restricted to this; it may take place outside the work environment: in schools and colleges, athletics, and other social milieus and activities.
Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of veterinary medicine, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.
Unlawful sexual intercourse without consent of the victim.
Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Metastatic lesion of the UMBILICUS associated with intra-abdominal neoplasms especially of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT or OVARY.
The pit in the center of the ABDOMINAL WALL marking the point where the UMBILICAL CORD entered in the FETUS.
Days commemorating events. Holidays also include vacation periods.
PHENOTHIAZINES with an amino group at the 3-position that are green crystals or powder. They are used as biological stains.
Islands lying between southeastern North America and northern South America, enclosing the Caribbean Sea. They comprise the Greater Antilles (CUBA; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; HAITI; JAMAICA; and PUERTO RICO), the Lesser Antilles (ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA and the other Leeward Islands, BARBADOS; MARTINIQUE and the other Windward Islands, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES; VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES, BRITISH VIRGINI ISLANDS, and the islands north of Venezuela which include TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO), and the BAHAMAS. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1330)
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
Detailed account or statement or formal record of data resulting from empirical inquiry.
To entrust to the care or management of another, to transfer or to assign tasks within an organizational or administrative unit or structure
Lists of persons or organizations, systematically arranged, usually in alphabetic or classed order, giving address, affiliations, etc., for individuals, and giving address, officers, functions, and similar data for organizations. (ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.
Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.
Techniques for measuring blood pressure.
A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Drugs used in the treatment of acute or chronic vascular HYPERTENSION regardless of pharmacological mechanism. Among the antihypertensive agents are DIURETICS; (especially DIURETICS, THIAZIDE); ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS; ADRENERGIC ALPHA-ANTAGONISTS; ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS; CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS; GANGLIONIC BLOCKERS; and VASODILATOR AGENTS.
Method in which repeated blood pressure readings are made while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It allows quantitative analysis of the high blood pressure load over time, can help distinguish between types of HYPERTENSION, and can assess the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy.
The bestowing of tangible or intangible benefits, voluntarily and usually without expectation of anything in return. However, gift giving may be motivated by feelings of ALTRUISM or gratitude, by a sense of obligation, or by the hope of receiving something in return.
A food group comprised of EDIBLE PLANTS or their parts.
The different methods of scheduling patient visits, appointment systems, individual or group appointments, waiting times, waiting lists for hospitals, walk-in clinics, etc.
An infectious disease clinically similar to epidemic louse-borne typhus (TYPHUS, EPIDEMIC LOUSE-BORNE), but caused by RICKETTSIA TYPHI, which is transmitted from rat to man by the rat flea, XENOPSYLLA CHEOPIS.
Disposal, processing, controlling, recycling, and reusing the solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes of plants, animals, humans, and other organisms. It includes control within a closed ecological system to maintain a habitable environment.
Fabric or other material used to cover the body.

The induction of macrophage spreading: role of coagulation factors and the complement system. (1/5035)

Unstimulated mouse peritoneal macrophages, attached to either glass or plastic substrates, responded to factors generated in serum and plasma by spreading and increasing their apparent surface area up to eightfold. Two distinct and dissociable systems were involved. The first appears related to the distinct and dissociable systems were involved. The first appears related to the contact phase of blood coagulation. It is activated by glass and not plastic surfaces, depleted by kaolin adsorption, and inhibited by soybean trypsin inhibitor. In contrast, a separate complement-dependent system can be generated in kaolin-adsorbed plasma. Activation of the complement system can occur either by the alternate or classical pathways and generates a relatively small effector molecule which is dialyzable. These factors presumably influencing the surface membrane and underlying structures may explain the rapid spreading of activated macrophages observed after both infections and chemical peritoneal inflammatory agents.  (+info)

5'-Nucleotidase activity of mouse peritoneal macrophages. I. Synthesis and degradation in resident and inflammatory populations. (2/5035)

Mouse resident peritoneal macrophages display sufficient 5'-nucleotidase activity to hydrolyze 58 nm AMP/min per cell protein. This activity increases approximately 163 nm AMP/min per mg after 72 h in culture. The enzyme is renewed in unstimulated cells with a half-time of 13.9 h. The activity is not reduced by treatment of intact cells with a variety of proteolytic enzymes, including trypsin, pronase, urokinase, and plasmin. Cells obtained from an inflammatory exudate have diminished or absent levels of enzyme activity. Endotoxin-elicited cells display enzyme activitiy of 20.9 nm AMP/min per mg, while thioglycollate-stimulated macrophages have no detectable activity. The reduced level of activity in endotoxin-stimulated cells is due to their elevated rate of enzyme degradation, with a half-time of 6.9 h. Their rate of enzyme synthesis is essentially normal. No evidence for latent enzyme activity could be obtained in thioglycollate-stimulated cells, nor do these cells produce any inhibition of normal cell enzyme activity. Serum deprivation reduces the enzyme activity of resident cells to about 45% of control activity. These conditions do not significantly affect the rate of enzyme synthesis, but again are explainable by an increase in the rate of enzyme degradation. Pinocytic rate is elevated in endotoxin-stimulated cells which show a more rapid rate of enzyme degradation than unstimulated cells do. However, in serum-free conditions, the rate of enzyme degradation is doubled with no change in the pinocytic rate of the cells.  (+info)

Continuous axenic cultivation of Pneumocystis carinii. (3/5035)

Continuous axenic culture of Pneumocystis carinii has been achieved. A culture vessel is used that allows for frequent medium exchange without disturbance of organisms that grow attached to a collagen-coated porous membrane. The growth medium is based on Minimal Essential Medium with Earle's salt supplemented with S-adenosyl-L-methionine, putrescine, ferric pyrophosphate, N-acetyl glucosamine, putrescine, p-aminobenzoic acid, L-cysteine and L-glutamine, and horse serum. Incubation is in room air at 31 degrees C. The pH of the medium begins at 8.8 and rises to approximately 9 as the cells grow. Doubling times calculated from growth curves obtained from cultures inoculated at moderate densities ranged from 35 to 65 hours. With a low-density inoculum, the doubling time is reduced to 19 hours. The morphology of cultured organisms in stained smears and in transmission electron micrographs is that of P. carinii, and P. carinii-specific mAbs label the cultured material. Cultured organisms are infective for immunosuppressed rats and can be stored frozen and used to reinitiate culture.  (+info)

Characterization of proteoglycans synthesized by cultured corneal fibroblasts in response to transforming growth factor beta and fetal calf serum. (4/5035)

A culture system was developed to analyze the relationship between proteoglycans and growth factors during corneal injury. Specifically, the effects of transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-beta1) and fetal calf serum on proteoglycan synthesis in corneal fibroblasts were examined. Glycosaminoglycan synthesis and sulfation were determined using selective polysaccharidases. Proteoglycan core proteins were analyzed using gel electrophoresis and Western blotting. Cells cultured in 10% dialyzed fetal calf serum exhibited decreased synthesis of more highly sulfated chondroitin sulfate and heparan sulfate compared with cells cultured in 1% dialyzed fetal calf serum. The amount and sulfation of the glycosaminoglycans was not significantly influenced by TGF-beta1. The major proteoglycan species secreted into the media were decorin and perlecan. Decorin was glycanated with chondroitin sulfate. Perlecan was linked to either chondroitin sulfate, heparan sulfate, or both chondroitin sulfate and heparan sulfate. Decorin synthesis was reduced by either TGF-beta1 or serum. At early time points, both TGF-beta1 and serum induced substantial increases in perlecan bearing chondroitin sulfate and/or heparan sulfate chains. In contrast, after extended periods in culture, the amount of perlecan bearing heparan sulfate chains was unaffected by TGF-beta1 and decreased by serum. The levels of perlecan bearing chondroitin sulfate chains were elevated with TGF-beta1 treatment and were decreased with serum. Because both decorin and perlecan bind growth factors and are proposed to modulate their activity, changes in the expression of either of these proteoglycans could substantially affect the cellular response to injury.  (+info)

Cell cycle and hormonal control of nuclear-cytoplasmic localization of the serum- and glucocorticoid-inducible protein kinase, Sgk, in mammary tumor cells. A novel convergence point of anti-proliferative and proliferative cell signaling pathways. (5/5035)

The serum- and glucocorticoid-inducible kinase (sgk) is a novel serine/threonine protein kinase that is transcriptionally regulated in rat mammary tumor cells by serum under proliferative conditions or by glucocorticoids that induce a G1 cell cycle arrest. Our results establish that the subcellular distribution of Sgk is under stringent cell cycle and hormonal control. Sgk is localized to the perinuclear or cytoplasmic compartment as a 50-kDa hypophosphorylated protein in cells arrested in G1 by treatment with the synthetic glucocorticoid dexamethasone. In serum-stimulated cells, Sgk was transiently hyperphosphorylated and resided in the nucleus. Laser scanning cytometry, which monitors Sgk localization and DNA content in individual mammary tumor cells of an asynchronously growing population, revealed that Sgk actively shuttles between the nucleus (in S and G2/M) and the cytoplasm (in G1) in synchrony with the cell cycle. In cells synchronously released from the G1/S boundary, Sgk localized to the nucleus during progression through S phase. The forced retention of exogenous Sgk in either the cytoplasmic compartment, using a wild type sgk gene, or the nucleus, using a nuclear localization signal-containing sgk gene (NLS-Sgk), suppressed the growth and DNA synthesis of serum-stimulated cells. Thus, our study implicates the nuclear-cytoplasmic shuttling of sgk as a requirement for cell cycle progression and represents a novel convergence point of anti-proliferative and proliferative signaling in mammary tumor cells.  (+info)

A unique Na+/H+ exchanger, analogous to NHE1, in the chicken embryonic fibroblast. (6/5035)

We report the characterization of an Na+/H+ exchanger (NHE) in embryonic fibroblasts (SL-29 cells) of the chicken, a terrestrial vertebrate, where Na+ conservation is important. This exchanger is electroneutral, has a single Na+ binding site, and is highly sensitive to amiloride (IC50 2 microM), dimethyl amiloride (350 nM), and ethyl-isopropyl amiloride (25 nM). It is stimulated by serum, transforming growth factor-alpha, hypertonicity, and okadaic acid. Although these features make it resemble mammalian NHE1, other characteristics suggest distinct differences. First, in contrast to mammalian NHE1 it is inhibited by cAMP and shows a biphasic response to phorbol esters and a highly variable response to increased intracellular Ca2+ concentration. Second, whereas full-length human and rat NHE1 cDNA probes recognize a 4.8-kb transcript in rat tissues, they recognize only a 3.9-kb transcript in chicken tissues. An antibody against amino acids 631-746 of human NHE1 sequence fails to recognize a protein in SL-29 cells. Rat NHE2 and NHE3 probes do not recognize any transcript in chicken fibroblasts. The SL-29 exchanger differs markedly from the previously characterized chicken intestinal apical exchanger in its amiloride sensitivity and regulation by phorbol esters. These results suggest that a modified version of mammalian NHE1 is present in chicken tissues and imply that another functionally distinct Na+/H+ exchanger is expressed in aves.  (+info)

Chagas' disease diagnosis: comparative analysis of parasitologic, molecular, and serologic methods. (7/5035)

During the course of chronic chagasic infection, low parasitemia levels prevent parasite detection by current techniques such as hemoculture and xenodiagnosis. Since serologic tests have sensitivity but lack specificity, molecular assays based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) have been proposed as alternative tools for parasite detection in individuals with chronic Chagas' disease. A variable degree of PCR efficiency has been reported in the literature and illustrates the need for further evaluation of large numbers of chagasic patients. In this study, we compared an optimized PCR technique with hemoculture and complement-mediated lysis (CoML) in 113 individuals from or living in endemic areas of Brazil who had conventional serologic results that were either positive, negative, or inconclusive. The PCR amplification yielded positive results in 83.5% (66 of 79) of individuals with positive serology, 47.6% (10 of 21) with negative serology, and 46.2% (6 of 13) with inconclusive serology. Of 10 patients with negative serology and positive PCR result, eight (80%) had positive CoML, indicating that they could have been chagasic but were not mounting immune responses. The PCR results were also positive for all individuals who had positive hemoculture, for 37 individuals with negative hemoculture and positive serology, and for two of six individuals with inconclusive serology and negative hemoculture. Thirteen individuals living in nonendemic areas who had negative serology were used as a negative control group: 100% had negative PCR results. Our results show that the optimized PCR protocol used here was very sensitive in detecting the presence of Trypanosoma cruzi in chronic chagasic patients. The PCR and CoML results were well correlated in all of the groups studied, which suggests that our PCR protocol may be effective in the evaluation of cure in patients who receive anti-parasite treatment.  (+info)

Serum is more suitable than whole blood for diagnosis of systemic candidiasis by nested PCR. (8/5035)

PCR assays for the diagnosis of systemic candidiasis can be performed either on serum or on whole blood, but results obtained with the two kinds of samples have never been formally compared. Thus we designed a nested PCR assay in which five specific inner pairs of primers were used to amplify specific targets on the rRNA genes of Candida albicans, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. krusei, and C. glabrata. In vitro, the lower limit of detection of each nested PCR assay was 1 fg of purified DNA from the corresponding Candida species. In rabbits with candidemia of 120 minutes' duration following intravenous (i.v.) injection of 10(8) CFU of C. albicans, the sensitivities of the PCR in serum and whole blood were not significantly different (93 versus 86%). In other rabbits, injected with only 10(5) CFU of C. albicans, detection of candidemia by culture was possible for only 1 min, whereas DNA could be detected by PCR in whole blood and in serum for 15 and 150 min, respectively. PCR was more often positive in serum than in whole blood in 40 culture-negative samples (27 versus 7%; P < 0.05%). Lastly, experiments with rabbits injected i.v. with 20 or 200 microgram of purified C. albicans DNA showed that PCRs were positive in serum from 30 to at least 120 min after injection, suggesting that the clearance of free DNA is slow. These results suggest that serum is the sample of choice, which should be used preferentially over whole blood for the diagnosis of systemic candidiasis by PCR.  (+info)

Little is known about the behaviour of filamentous fungi in most blood culture systems, despite their increasingly recognised role in infections of immunocompromised hosts. The ability of the BacT/Alert system (Organon Teknika, Durham, North Carolina, USA) to detect the growth of 19 such fungi was examined. Eleven species grew and were detected rapidly; two species did not grow. Six species grew slowly, and were generally only recovered with terminal subculture after prolonged incubation. The CO2 production graph for some of these fungi showed a slow but steady rise, insufficient to cause the apparatus to signal positive. These results show that the BacT/Alert system may miss some fungi, either because of no growth in the medium or undetected slow growth. The latter problem could be overcome by prolonged incubation and terminal subculture when fungal infection is considered likely. Alteration of the signalling mechanism might permit earlier detection of some slow growing fungi.. ...
Direct susceptibility testing on positive blood cultures has been recommended to facilitate early confirmation of antimicrobial susceptibility (2, 4, 6-10, 12, 13). Automated blood culture systems such as BacT/Alert and rapid MIC panels provided by automated bacterial identification and susceptibility testing systems such as MicroScan can potentially make direct susceptibility testing even more clinically valuable, allowing preliminary results in a matter of hours after growth is first detected in the blood culture bottle. Although the concept of direct inoculation of fluid from positive blood culture bottles into MIC panels was investigated in the early 1980s (6), no prospective evaluations by using the current MicroScan instrumentation, panels, software, and database, newer antimicrobials, or with more recently developed continuously monitoring blood culture instruments such as the BacT/Alert have been published.. This study demonstrated that MicroScan overnight and rapid panels can be used to ...
Background: There is limited data on routine use of anaerobic blood cultures and the prevalence of patients with anaerobic bacteremia in Thailand. Methods: Thammasat University Hospital is a 650-bed university hospital located in central Thailand. We implemented routine blood culture work up for adults using paired aerobic/anaerobic bottles using the BACTEC FX system (BD Diagnostics) as a standard practice. Gram stain and inoculation of positive blood cultures on aerobic and anaerobic culture media were performed and maintained in anaerobic conditions by the AnoxomatTM system (Mart Microbiology). Vitek2 system (BioMerieux) was used for bacterial identification. Data on positive blood cultures, bacterial identification and time to positivity (TTP) between aerobic and anaerobic bottles were compared. Characteristics of patients with bacteremia were reviewed. Results: During December 2016-October 2017, 323 blood culture sets were processed (1 BACTEC anaerobic Plus bottle and 2 aerobic bottles). ...
Fiona B. Tamburini, from Stanford University in California, and colleagues developed and applied a streamlined bioinformatics tool to match bloodstream pathogens to a candidate source. The approach was then leveraged to interrogate the gut microbiome as a potential source of bloodstream pathogens among hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients.. The researchers found that patients with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections had concomitant gut colonization with these organisms, indicating the gut as a potential source of these infections. In some cases, classically non-enteric pathogens, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis, were found in the gut microbiome, challenging the idea that these infections originate from environmental or skin sources.. Identifying the origins of bloodstream infections may influence how hospitals and health care providers can most effectively work to prevent infection, the authors write. With these powerful ...
Determining whether a positive blood culture represents contamination at the time of collection or a true bloodstream infection is a common, time-consuming problem for physicians and clinical microbiologists. Contamination rates for routine blood cultures are estimated to range from 0.6% to more than 6% of all cultures, potentially resulting in unnecessary hospital admissions, prolonged length of stay, increased laboratory costs, and inappropriate use of antimicrobial therapy (1). False-positive blood cultures may increase laboratory costs by about 20% and are associated with a 39% increase in intravenous antibiotic charges (2); 1 university-affiliated hospital estimated the annualized cost of 6% contaminated blood cultures to be $1.4 to $1.8 million, with an additional 1450 to 2200 extra hospital days per year (3). Ideally, contamination rates should be less than 3% (4 ...
Microbiological diagnosis of sepsis relies primarily on blood culture data. This study compares four diagnostic methods, i.e. those developed by us: nested, multiplex, qPCR (qPCR) and FISH with commercial methods: SeptiFast (Roche) (SF) and BacT/ALERT® 3D blood culture system (bioMérieux). Blood samples were derived from adult patients with clinical symptoms of sepsis, according to SIRS criteria, hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit. Using qPCR, FISH, SF, and culture, microbial presence was found in 71.8%, 29.6%, 25.3%, and 36.6% of samples, respectively. It was demonstrated that qPCR was significantly more likely to detect microorganisms than the remaining methods; qPCR confirmed the results obtained with the SF kit in all cases wherein bacteria were detected with simultaneous confirmation of Gram-typing. All data collected through the FISH method were corroborated by qPCR. The qPCR and FISH methods described in this study may constitute alternatives to blood culture and to the few existing
Intravenous literature: Previsdomini, M., Gini, M., Cerutti, B., Dolina, M. and Perren, A. (2012) Predictors of positive blood cultures in critically ill patients: a retrospective evaluation. Croatian Medical Journal. 53(1), p.30-9.. Abstract:. Aim - To identify predictors of bacteremia in critically ill patients, to evaluate the impact of blood cultures on the outcome, and to define conditions for breakthrough bacteremia despite concurrent antibiotic treatment.. Methods - A descriptive retrospective study was performed over a two-year period (2007-2008) in the medico-surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the San Giovanni Hospital in Bellinzona, Switzerland.. Results - Forty-five out of 231 patients (19.5%) had positive blood cultures. Predictors of positive blood cultures were elevated procalcitonin levels (,2 µg/L, P43, P=0.014; Sequential Organ Failure Assessment ,4.0, P38.5°C) only showed a trend toward a higher rate of blood culture positivity (P=0.053). The rate of positive blood ...
Introduction. Blood stream infections (BSIs) are a potentially life-threatening condition with a case fatality rate of 20-50% and among the most common health-care associated infections reported by Gupta et al. (2010) and Khawaja et al. (2013). Changing epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility among blood stream pathogens is a significant problem worldwide with severe consequences including increased cost of care, morbidity and mortality highlighted by Gupta et al. (2010) and Pourakbari et al. (2012). BSIs are affecting over 200,000 individuals annually with a mortality rate of 32% in the United States alone reported by Pourakbari et al. (2012). Antimicrobial resistance among blood stream pathogens is a significant problem around the globe. This is especially true in countries like Pakistan, where antibiotics are widely used and considerable resistance has been reported from all over the country (Akhtar, 2010 and Khawaja et al., 2013). The increasing resistance to many antibiotic compounds ...
Although automated continuous-monitoring blood culture systems are both rapid and sensitive, false-positive and false-negative results still occur. The objective of this study, then, was to evaluate negative results occurring with BacT/Alert 3D blood culture systems. A total of 1032 samples were cul...
The development of continuously monitored blood culture instruments has led to a decrease in the detection time of bloodstream infections. However, specific identification of bacteria still requires conventional phenotypic methods. DNA probe assays have been developed for a limited number of pathogens that are frequently isolated from blood cultures (3, 13). For fastidious bacteria, subculture of the bacteria from blood culture bottles to solid media may require several days to weeks before phenotypic assays can provide an identification. These organisms are infrequently a cause of infection, and so immunologic or DNA probe assays have not been developed.. Recently, Turenne et al. (23) reported a rapid identification method for bacteria from blood cultures by using multiplex PCR amplification of the 16S rRNA gene and analysis of the amplified fragments using nondenaturing electrophoresis. Their method could not differentiate two important pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus ...
Despite advances in blood culture practices and technology, false-positive blood culture results due to contaminants continue to be a critical problem. Blood culture contamination rate, the primary indicator of preanalytic performance in microbiology, is associated with increased length of hospital stay, additional expense, and the administration of unnecessary antibiotics.. The CAP and other accrediting organizations require you to monitor and evaluate key indicators of quality for improvement opportunities. Use this monitor to help meet CAP Laboratory Accreditation Checklist statement note MIC.22630: It is recommended that blood culture statistics, including number of contaminated cultures, be maintained and reviewed regularly by the laboratory director. The laboratory should establish a threshold for an acceptable rate of contamination. Tracking the contamination rate and providing feedback to phlebotomists or other persons drawing cultures has been shown to reduce contamination rates. This ...
Despite advances in blood culture practices and technology, false-positive blood culture results due to contaminants continue to be a critical problem. Blood culture contamination rate, the primary indicator of preanalytic performance in microbiology, is associated with increased length of hospital stay, additional expense, and the administration of unnecessary antibiotics.. The CAP and other accrediting organizations require you to monitor and evaluate key indicators of quality for improvement opportunities. Use this monitor to help meet CAP Laboratory Accreditation Checklist statement note MIC.22630: It is recommended that blood culture statistics, including number of contaminated cultures, be maintained and reviewed regularly by the laboratory director. The laboratory should establish a threshold for an acceptable rate of contamination. Tracking the contamination rate and providing feedback to phlebotomists or other persons drawing cultures has been shown to reduce contamination rates. This ...
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NTUSI, Ntobeko et al. Guideline for the optimal use of blood cultures. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2010, vol.100, n.12, pp.839-843. ISSN 2078-5135.. The incidence of sepsis is increasing globally, with high morbidity and mortality. Prompt, accurate detection of bacteraemia and fungaemia is imperative for improving patient care, yet health care professionals lack training in correct blood culture techniques. These guidelines discuss the clinical importance of blood cultures, the indications for their use and the correct technique for optimal yield of pathogenic micro-organisms that cause sepsis.. ...
The ESP blood culture system identified 77%, 89% and 94% of all microorganisms at 24, 36, and 48 hours of incubation in aerobic cultures obtained from both term and preterm infants. Introduction of antimicrobial therapy did not affect time to positivity. Reducing duration of antibiotic therapy to 24 …
The incidence of sepsis is increasing globally, with high morbidity and mortality. Prompt, accurate detection of bacteraemia and fungaemia is imperative for improving patient care, yet health care professionals lack training in correct blood culture techniques. These guidelines discuss the clinical importance of blood cultures, the indications for their use and the correct technique for optimal yield of pathogenic micro-organisms that cause sepsis.
Background: The traditional approach of identifying gram-positive organisms in blood cultures requires 1 - 3 days until final results are available. With the advent of molecular-based techniques, rapid identification of these organisms can be achieved in a few hours after the organism is growing in blood culture broth. We set out to assess the economic impact of employing such molecular-based techniques in our institution. Methods: Forty-five positive blood cultures harboring a gram-positive organism were evaluated by conventional workup and Verigene Gram-Positive Blood Culture (BC-GP) Nucleic Acid Test (Nanosphere, Inc., Northbrook, IL). A retrospective analysis was conducted to determine the economic impact of employing Verigene versus conventional workup with regards to cost of: antimicrobial therapy, drug-level monitoring, and hospital admission. Statistical analysis was performed using a t-test or a Mann-Whitney U test for non-normal distributions. Results: On average Verigene results were ...
: New York, United States, 31-July-2020, (Via WiredRelease), (Reports and Data) - According to the current analysis of Reports and Data, the global Blood culture test market was valued at USD 3857.3 Million in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 7060.5 million by year 2026, at a CAGR of 8.0%. The study covers in depth...
In this before-after study, different new methods for bacterial species identification from positive blood cultures will be compared towards historic controls...
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I have type O negative blood. I really gave this little thought up until yesterday when my mother and I started talking about blood type. I told her I was O negative and she remembered something about the negative Rh factor. My eyes glazed over. Rh? Huh? Antigens who? Uncle what? So last night I…
I have type O negative blood. I really gave this little thought up until yesterday when my mother and I started talking about blood type. I told her I was O negative and she remembered something about the negative Rh factor. My eyes glazed over. Rh? Huh? Antigens who? Uncle what? So last night I…
Number of Positive Blood Culture SetsOne proven methodology that can help differentiate blood culture contamination from true infection is the number of blood culture sets that grow organisms. The proportion of positive sets as a function of the total number of sets obtained can be a particularly useful tool (16, 69, 154, 155). If only one set of at least two sets grows an organism known to often cause contamination, this often represents a contaminant. For true bacteremias, multiple blood culture sets will usually grow the same organism (53, 139, 155). In fact, this indicator is one of the most frequently used tools to help differentiate contamination from bacteremia as indicated in the CAP Q-Probes study, which revealed that 77% of laboratories cited the proportion of positive blood cultures in a series of cultures as very important for interpreting blood culture results (113). In their examination of 11,167 episodes in which coagulase-negative staphylococci were isolated from blood cultures, ...
The outcome of patients with bacteraemia is influenced by the initial selection of adequate antimicrobial therapy. The objective of our study was to clarify the influence of different crude data correction methods on a) microbial spectrum and ranking of pathogens, and b) cumulative antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of blood culture isolates obtained from patients from intensive care units (ICUs) using a computer based tool, MONI. Analysis of 13 ICUs over a period of 7 years yielded 1427 microorganisms from positive results. Three different data correction methods were applied. Raw data method (RDM): Data without further correction, including all positive blood culture results. Duplicate-free method (DFM): Correction of raw data for consecutive patients results yielding same microorganism with similar antibiogram within a two-week period. Contaminant-free method (CFM): Bacteraemia caused by possible contaminants was only assumed as true bloodstream infection, if an organism of the same species was
Patients and methods: Thirty-one hemodialysis patients with suspected CRBSI were enrolled in this study. PCT level was measured at the time of presentation. Patients were divided into two groups according to blood culture results: positive and negative groups. PCT level and other markers for inflammation: white blood cell count (WBC), C-reactive protein (CRP), and ferritin were compared between the two groups. Statistical analysis of variables was performed using the t-test or Mann-Whitney test together with Spearman correlation test.. Results: Thirty-one patients had median age 44.7 ± 2.1 years. They comprised 16 males (52%) and 15 females (48%). Sixteen patients had a positive blood culture result while in 15 it was negative. PCT level was significantly higher in the positive blood culture group (40.0 ± -21.9) (95% confidence interval 28.4-51.8) while its level was 1.1 ± 1 (95% CI 0.54-1.8) in the negative blood culture group .. DOI:10.5301/jva.5000765. Thank you to our partners for ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - DNA microarray-based identification of bacterial and fungal pathogens in bloodstream infections. AU - Yoo, Seung Min. AU - Choi, JunYong. AU - Yun, Jung Kuk. AU - Choi, Jae Kyung. AU - Shin, So Youn. AU - Lee, Kyungwon. AU - Kim, June Myung. AU - Lee, Sang Yup. PY - 2010/2/1. Y1 - 2010/2/1. N2 - The accurate and rapid identification of pathogens in blood is a major challenge in clinical pathogen diagnostics because of the high mortality of sepsis. Here we report the development of DNA microarray for the identification of pathogens causing bloodstream infections. Species-specific and bacteria- and fungi-broad-ranged probes were designed to identify 50 bacteria and 7 fungi. The specificities and sensitivities of the selected probes were successfully validated by applying reference strains. To assess the performance of the DNA microarray in a clinical setting, blind tests were performed using 112 blood culture specimens that showed preliminary presence of pathogenic microorganisms ...
The probability of at least 1 microorganism being isolated at 6 hours was 13-fold higher with the SeptiFast test than with blood cultures (relative risk, 13.5; 95% CI, 5.05-36.06). Unlike culture results, SeptiFast test results were not associated with previous antibiotic consumption. The median time to the first positive blood culture result was 17 hours; SeptiFast results were available in 6 hours. SeptiFast detected genetic material from potentially multiresistant microorganisms in patients whose blood cultures showed no growth at all. ...
PCR results obtained in 453 blood samples from 108 patients were compared with corresponding blood culture results. PCR resulted in a twofold higher positivity rate when compared with conventional blood culture (BC) testing (114 versus 58 positive samples). In 40 out of 58 PCR positive assays the results of the corresponding blood cultures were identical to microorganisms detected by PCR. In 18 samples PCR and BC yielded discrepant results. Compared with conventional blood culture the sensitivity and specificity of PCR was 0.69 and 0.81, respectively. Further evaluation of PCR results against a constructed gold standard including conventional microbiological test results from other significant patient specimen (such as bronchio-alveolar lavage fluid, urine, swabs) and additionally generated clinical and laboratory information yielded sensitivity of 0.83 and specificity of 0.93.. ...
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Eli lost 1 IV yesterday, and the other is hurting him. So they are going to discuss putting in a PICC line today. He has had 1 negative blood culture and the other one was negative so far (as of yesterday) but not guaranteed until later today. So hoping we get our 2nd negative! His anticoagulant level was still low as of middle of the night so they are upping his meds by 10%. He also went down and had another ECHO this morning so we are waiting on those results. They will also be doing labs today to do some genetic testing for immune disorders ...
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The following is an excerpt from the Complete Guide to Laboratory Safety, Third Edition, by Terry Jo Gile. To purchase this book, click here. Barb worked in microbiology. She was the first to arrive at 5 a.m. and was usually there for about an hour before the rest of the staff arrived. One morning, she was performing her usual removal of negative glass blood culture bottles. Barb, being a petite woman, often stood on her tiptoes to reach the bottles in the highest racks. This particular morning, she pulled negatives one after another until she came to one that was just a bit snug. With just a slight tug, the bottle snapped at the neck and caused the rest of the bottle to shatter into tiny pieces, some inside the vial compartment, some outside onto her face, hand, lab coat sleeve, and floor. ...
The blood culture is done with a simple blood draw performed after the skin is cleansed with an alcohol pad and a special antibacterial solution. This careful skin sterilization is important because it prevents contamination of the blood thats being drawn. It kills bacteria that may be on the surface of the skin so that they dont appear in the blood culture and interfere with identification of the germ causing the infection.. Sometimes it seems like a lot of blood is drawn for the test, but its important that enough be drawn for the culture to be accurate. This may be less than a teaspoon (5 milliliters) in babies and 1-2 teaspoons (5-10 milliliters) in older children, depending on their size. The amount of blood drawn is tiny compared with the amount of blood in the body, and its quickly replenished (within 24-48 hours).. After the blood is sent to the lab, results usually are available in 1-2 days. If you have any questions about the test, be sure to speak with your doctor.. Reviewed by: ...
Results In the group A 1098 blood cultures were obtained (408% of 26874 patients attended) and in group B 535 (287% of 18628 patients, p=0.0001). A true pathogen was isolated in 11 samples in cohort A (100%, CI95% 0.41-1.59; 0.04% of the population attended from CI 95% 0.02 to 0.06) and in 9 of the group B (168%; CI 95% 0.59-2.77; 0048% of the population attended CI 95% 0.02 to 0.08).. In the group A germs considered contaminants grew in 138 blood cultures (12′56%, CI 95% 10.6-14.52) and in 34 in the B (6′35%, CI95%: 4.28-8.42).. ...
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  • This is called a blood transfusion (trans-FEW-zyun). (kidshealth.org)
  • The promotional material is utilised by laboratory staff, transfusion nurses and clinical champions to move the discussion of blood and blood product wastage from the laboratory to clinical areas such as wards or operating theatres. (blood.gov.au)
  • What Is a Blood Transfusion? (medicinenet.com)
  • The likelihood of contracting infections from a blood transfusion is very low (varies with the infectious agent from 1 in 350,000 to 1 in 1 million), but can occur. (medicinenet.com)
  • Transfusion of your own blood (autologous) is the safest method, but requires planning and not all patients are eligible. (medicinenet.com)
  • Blood conserving techniques are an important aspect of limiting transfusion requirements. (medicinenet.com)
  • Most of the time a transfusion is not a 'whole blood' transfusion, but rather certain blood products, with red blood cells being the most common. (medicinenet.com)
  • A blood transfusion is the transfer of blood or blood products from one person (donor) into another person's bloodstream (recipient). (medicinenet.com)
  • Although in most situations the likelihood of a blood transfusion associated with surgery is uncommon, at times patients may require blood products. (medicinenet.com)
  • The safest blood product is your own, so if a transfusion is likely, this is your lowest risk choice. (medicinenet.com)
  • Although you have the right to refuse a blood transfusion, this decision may have life-threatening consequences. (medicinenet.com)
  • To assure a safe transfusion make sure your healthcare provider who starts the transfusion verifies your name and matches it to the blood that is going to be transfused. (medicinenet.com)
  • If during the transfusion you have symptoms of shortness of breath , itching , fever or chills or just not feeling well, alert the person transfusing the blood immediately. (medicinenet.com)
  • Which type you are is important if you need a blood transfusion . (medlineplus.gov)
  • If you lose too much blood, you may need a transfusion. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In vitro diagnostic testing for the determination of blood groups is the basis of any blood transfusion and has been performed for decades. (who.int)
  • A blood transfusion is when you're given blood from someone else (a donor). (www.nhs.uk)
  • A blood transfusion can replace blood you've lost, or just replace the liquid or cells found in blood (such as red blood cells, plasma or cells called platelets). (www.nhs.uk)
  • Before having a blood transfusion, the procedure will be explained to you and you'll be asked to sign a consent form. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Contact your GP if you feel unwell within 24 hours of having a blood transfusion, especially if you have difficulty breathing or pain in your chest or back. (www.nhs.uk)
  • A blood transfusion will only be recommended if it's needed and other treatments won't help. (www.nhs.uk)
  • These can reduce your chances of needing a blood transfusion. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Currently, you can't give blood if you've had a blood transfusion. (www.nhs.uk)
  • blood transfusion Angela B. (mail-archive.com)
  • Preoperative anemia has a prevalence of approximately 30 % and is one of the strongest predictors of perioperative red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. (springer.com)
  • Blood mix-ups, though rare, are still one of the most feared mistakes in transfusion medicine. (popsci.com)
  • But now scientists at a Massachusetts biotech firm may be on the brink of eliminating most transfusion errors and ensuring a steady supply of blood to the nation's hospitals. (popsci.com)
  • This is done before donating blood or having a blood transfusion , to check what your blood group is. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Before the first blood banks came into operation, a physician determined the blood types of the patient's relatives and friends until the proper type was found, performed the crossmatch, bled the donor, and gave the transfusion to the patient. (britannica.com)
  • In the 1940s the discovery of many blood types and of several crossmatching techniques led to the rapid development of blood banking as a specialized field and to a gradual shift of responsibility for the technical aspects of transfusion from practicing physicians to technicians and clinical pathologists. (britannica.com)
  • We tend to take it for granted that if we are severely injured and require a transfusion that suitable blood will be available as easily as water from the kitchen tap. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Your blood will then be tested for its blood group and certain infectious diseases before it can go to the hospital for transfusion. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Permanent blood donation centres are in most main cities in the UK and there is also an active mobile blood transfusion service that takes in smaller towns. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • If you would like to be a blood donor you can telephone the UK National Blood Service (formerly The National Blood Transfusion Service) on 0300 123 23 23. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Blood types become very important when a blood transfusion is necessary. (factmonster.com)
  • In a blood transfusion, a patient must receive a blood type that is compatible with his or her own blood type?that is, the donated blood must be accepted by the patient's own blood. (factmonster.com)
  • Dr. Erhabor Osaro, an active OCM member of Hematology-2014, is also going to organize Symposia on "The challenges associated with effective blood transfusion services in developing countries. (prweb.com)
  • Richard realizes "blood boy" Bryce isn't the pinnacle of health Gavin expects of a transfusion associate. (hbo.com)
  • Yu Li, a 21-year-old woman, had been waiting for a platelet transfusion for a week, but the blood bank was facing a shortage. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • No. I just went through this when my mother was very ill and she requested blood expanders instead of transfusion because of her religious beliefs. (villagevoice.com)
  • When a blood vessel breaks, platelets gather in the area and help seal off the leak. (kidshealth.org)
  • People can get transfusions the part of blood they need, such as platelets, RBCs, or a clotting factor. (kidshealth.org)
  • Shadow discard target rates have been established for red blood cells, platelets, clinical fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. (blood.gov.au)
  • The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Platelets help blood to clot when you have a cut or wound. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Red blood cells live about 120 days, and platelets live about 6 days. (medlineplus.gov)
  • When you get a cut or injury, your body sends blood cells called platelets plus other special proteins to the site of the injury and forms a clot. (cancer.org)
  • The blood cells are mainly red blood cells (also called RBCs or erythrocytes), white blood cells (also called WBCs or leukocytes) and platelets (also called thrombocytes). (wikipedia.org)
  • Platelets are important in the clotting of blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • The formed elements are the two types of blood cell or corpuscle - the red blood cells, (erythrocytes) and white blood cells (leukocytes), and the cell fragments called platelets that are involved in clotting. (wikipedia.org)
  • Platelets (PLATE-lets) are blood cell fragments that help your blood clot. (nih.gov)
  • Stem cells in your bone marrow mature and develop into three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. (hematology.org)
  • The high number of abnormal white blood cells are not able to fight infection, and they impair the ability of the bone marrow to produce red blood cells and platelets. (hematology.org)
  • It is advised not to donate blood or platelets at least for 12 months immediately after having sexual contact with an individual who may be at risk of the conditions listed above. (news-medical.net)
  • GUANGZHOU -- Several employees of the municipal blood center in Guangzhou have been caught scheming with illegal blood dealers to sell platelets to seriously sick people in need of transfusions, local news sources said. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Platelets are cells in the blood that help with clotting. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • When one donates platelets, doctors withdraw a donor's blood, filter out the platelets and pump the blood back into the body. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • He said the cost was 1,000 yuan for one unit of platelets, which requires a donation of 260 ml of blood. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • But we still don't have enough platelets," Fu Yongshui, director of the Guangzhou blood center, said yesterday. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Most people are willing to donate blood, but do not know about platelets, he said. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Blood can be stored for two weeks, but platelets last less than five days, he said. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • The circulatory system is made up of blood vessels that carry blood away from and toward the heart. (kidshealth.org)
  • A team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has uncovered a set of genes that are turned on, or expressed, at high levels only in the blood vessels that feed tumors in mice and humans. (nih.gov)
  • These genes, and the proteins they encode, are important new potential targets for novel drugs that could selectively cut off a tumor's blood supply without affecting the blood vessels of healthy tissues, overcoming one of the major concerns of current anticancer therapies targeted at blood vessel growth. (nih.gov)
  • The growth of blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis, is a normal process in the body that is essential for organ growth and repair. (nih.gov)
  • St. Croix and his colleagues focused on endothelial cells, which line the inner surface of blood vessels and are critical for new vascular growth. (nih.gov)
  • The researchers chose to analyze endothelial cells derived from mouse liver, because the liver can be induced to sprout new blood vessels when regenerating itself following partial surgical removal. (nih.gov)
  • They found that the CD276 protein was overexpressed in tumor-associated blood vessels from colon, lung, breast, esophageal and bladder cancers. (nih.gov)
  • In addition, the protein was also found to be frequently overexpressed by the tumor cells themselves, indicating that a suitable inhibitory molecule might be able to deliver a double blow -- one to the tumor cells themselves and the other to the blood vessels that feed them. (nih.gov)
  • These studies demonstrate that CD276 is overexpressed in the blood vessels of a variety of human cancers," says St. Croix. (nih.gov)
  • Therefore, it may be an important target for the development of new drugs that can selectively home in on blood vessels associated with disease. (nih.gov)
  • After determining that a patient has high blood pressure, the physician will look for possible causes and determine any effects it may have on key organs, such as the heart, kidneys, brain and blood vessels. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Inheriting one aberrant hemoglobin gene from each of their respective parents, these individuals live with red blood cells that don't always remain typically round and pliable for easy travel through the body's small and large blood vessels. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • You need some pressure to keep your blood moving, but if it's consistently too high, it puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels. (bupa.co.uk)
  • Rarely, clots occur in the blood vessels of the eye and may cause blindness, double vision, or other vision problems. (prweb.com)
  • Blood is circulated around the body through blood vessels by the pumping action of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • Northwestern University researchers have developed a novel nanostructure that promotes the growth of new blood vessels and shows promise as a therapy for conditions where increased blood flow is needed to supply oxygen to tissue. (redorbit.com)
  • An important goal in regenerative medicine is the ability to grow blood vessels on demand," said Samuel I. Stupp, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Medicine. (redorbit.com)
  • Enhancing blood flow at a given site is important where blood vessels are constricted or obstructed as well as in organ transplantation where blood is needed to feed the cells properly. (redorbit.com)
  • Stupp and his team designed an artificial structure that, like the natural protein it mimics, can trigger a cascade of complex events that promote the growth of new blood vessels. (redorbit.com)
  • If the blood types are not compatible, red blood cells will clump together, making clots that can block blood vessels and cause death. (factmonster.com)
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE), a term referring to blood clots in the veins, is an underdiagnosed and serious, yet preventable medical condition that can cause disability and death. (cdc.gov)
  • What are blood clots? (cancer.org)
  • These kinds of blood clots are normal, stay in place as you heal, and then they will fall off or dissolve over time when they aren't needed anymore. (cancer.org)
  • Blood clots can be life-threatening, should be taken seriously, and should be treated immediately. (cancer.org)
  • Cancer itself can increase your risk of getting blood clots. (cancer.org)
  • But certain kinds of cancer (for example, lung cancer or pancreatic cancer ) , types of treatment , and other conditions and medications can increase the risk for blood clots. (cancer.org)
  • Having metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread from where it started to other areas of the body) increases the risk of having blood clots. (cancer.org)
  • Other medical conditions have a higher risk for blood clots. (cancer.org)
  • Sippel is presiding over hundreds of federal NuvaRing lawsuits filed by women who claim to have suffered blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms as a result of their use of the contraceptive. (prweb.com)
  • Among the major allegations common to the NuvaRing lawsuits before Judge Sippel, according to these court filings, is that the flexible, once-a-month NuvaRing plastic ring contains female hormones that block conception but also put women at significantly higher risk of suffering blood clots. (prweb.com)
  • However, in 2011, the Food and Drug Administration released a study** in which researchers concluded that the NuvaRing might increase the risk of blood clots by 56% in women who chose it over other, older and safer birth control pills. (prweb.com)
  • The use of combination oral contraceptives is associated with increased risks of several serious side effects, including blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. (prweb.com)
  • The risk of getting blood clots may be greater with the type of progestin in NuvaRing than with some other progestins in certain low-dose birth control pills. (prweb.com)
  • It is unknown if the risk of blood clots is different with NuvaRing use than with the use of certain birth control pills. (prweb.com)
  • If blood clots form in your legs, they can travel to the lungs and cause a sudden blockage of a vessel carrying blood to the lungs. (prweb.com)
  • Even an ounce of mismatched cells can trigger a potentially lethal immune response, causing blood clots and internal bleeding. (popsci.com)
  • Blood clots are differently sized clumps of blood that have formed inside your body. (familydoctor.org)
  • There are two different types of blood clots. (familydoctor.org)
  • Blood clots that travel to your heart cause a heavy feeling or pain in your chest, pain in your upper body, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, and light-headedness. (familydoctor.org)
  • What causes blood clots? (familydoctor.org)
  • A family history of blood clots. (familydoctor.org)
  • How are blood clots diagnosed? (familydoctor.org)
  • Can blood clots be prevented or avoided? (familydoctor.org)
  • Blood clots are highly preventable. (familydoctor.org)
  • If you have a family history of blood clots, talk to your doctor. (familydoctor.org)
  • Your doctor may determine whether you should be taking blood-thinning medicine to prevent clots. (familydoctor.org)
  • Oral blood thinner medicines are the most common treatments for blood clots. (familydoctor.org)
  • In that case, living with blood clots involves focusing on prevention. (familydoctor.org)
  • Whole blood, especially from African-American donors, because sickle cell patients require multiple transfusions and must be very closely matched to the donor's blood type, usually from the same racial and ethnic group. (redcrossblood.org)
  • Blood transfusions can be a life saving measure. (medicinenet.com)
  • The following material is provided to all patients and/or their family members regarding blood transfusions and the use of blood products. (medicinenet.com)
  • In a much better world, a stoic 7-year-old who lost her spleen and gall bladder at 4 wouldn't need monthly blood transfusions to prolong the life she had with her family among the bucolic Colorado communities bordering the Rocky Mountains. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • She required additional transfusions during surgery and received a total of eight units of blood, or about the total blood volume of an average adult, over a 12-hour period. (redcross.org)
  • Whole blood may be preserved for up to 21 days without losing its usefulness in blood transfusions an anticoagulant is added to prevent clotting. (infoplease.com)
  • Blood transfusions are common and very safe procedures. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Patients' own resources should be specifically protected, strengthened and used and include (i) diagnosis and therapy of preoperative anemia, (ii) minimizing perioperative blood loss, (iii) blood-conserving surgical techniques, (iv) restriction of diagnostic blood sampling, (v) utilization of individual anemia tolerance, (vi) optimal coagulation and hemotherapy concepts and (vii) guideline-based, rational indications for the use of RBC transfusions. (springer.com)
  • The practicality of storing fresh blood and blood components for future needs made possible such innovations as artificial kidneys, heart-lung pumps for open-heart surgery , and exchange transfusions for infants with erythroblastosis fetalis . (britannica.com)
  • On the back of my driver's license it says, "No blood," by which I mean no blood transfusions. (villagevoice.com)
  • After switching labels to Tokuma Japan Communications , Mary's Blood released their fourth album Revenant on April 18, 2018. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nov. 13, 2018) - The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. (redcross.org)
  • Snow White Blood - Live @ Rock im Schlosspark 2018 - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds. (youtube.com)
  • Type AB, the universal plasma donor's blood can be given to any patient needing plasma. (redcrossblood.org)
  • Whole blood is what's taken from the donor's arm, and it's then separated into blood plasma and red blood cells. (abc.net.au)
  • The chronic shortage of donors has been alleviated somewhat by the development of apheresis , a technique by which only a desired blood component is taken from the donor's blood, with the remaining fluid and blood cells immediately transfused back into the donor. (britannica.com)
  • Donor's blood is collected and can be used to treat patients who are in need. (news-medical.net)
  • Donor's body will be able to restore the donated blood. (news-medical.net)
  • Who Can You Help by Donating Blood? (redcrossblood.org)
  • Save a life by donating blood at Whole Foods Market. (wholefoodsmarket.com)
  • The process of donating blood actually takes only about an hour. (in.gov)
  • For more information on donating blood, please call the Indiana Blood Center, 1-800-632-4722. (in.gov)
  • MacRumors has not made a community service effort like this before and we hope we are successful in getting more people in the habit of donating blood. (macrumors.com)
  • We should ensure the safety of both the person who is donating blood and the patient who receives the blood. (news-medical.net)
  • Before donating blood, individuals should be aware of the eligibility criteria to donate blood and check with the health personnel about existing medical conditions that may affect their suitability to give blood. (news-medical.net)
  • Follow the recommended preparations before donating blood. (news-medical.net)
  • Patients should be advised to rest for a while after donating blood to allow their body to recover. (news-medical.net)
  • Try not to take a hot water shower immediately after donating blood. (news-medical.net)
  • If patients become unwell within 2 weeks after donating blood (except cold or cold sore) without a reason for your illness, the blood donation venue should be contacted to make necessary steps to not transfuse the donated blood to patients. (news-medical.net)
  • I just started thinking about it because of the blood shortage, and because I read a book that, among other things, stressed the importance of donating blood. (villagevoice.com)
  • A single whole blood donation can help more than one person. (redcrossblood.org)
  • People can give back - and help those in need - by making a lifesaving blood or platelet donation now and hosting a blood drive in the weeks to come. (redcross.org)
  • Eligible donors can find a blood donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App , visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). (redcross.org)
  • RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App. (redcross.org)
  • Specific eligibility requirements for blood donation vary by country. (macrumors.com)
  • Learn how blood donation works. (britannica.com)
  • Thus, it is possible to serve the varying needs of five or more patients with a single blood donation. (britannica.com)
  • Without an efficient and well supplied blood donation scheme many of the procedures we take for granted from the medical services could not take place. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • These are gone through fully with the nurse at the start of each blood donation session. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • This gives your blood time to build up its stores of iron before your next donation. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Blood donation is a simple process and saves many lives. (news-medical.net)
  • The blood collectors ensure it does not take more than an hour for a blood donation appointment. (news-medical.net)
  • Fluids will often be provided before you donate blood, which will help you to feel better after the blood donation. (news-medical.net)
  • Avoid carrying anything heavy after blood donation. (news-medical.net)
  • By taking and testing a small sample of a person's blood, doctors can check for many kinds of diseases and conditions. (kidshealth.org)
  • Providing resources to states and territories to prevent chronic diseases, including resources to track how well people are taking their blood pressure medicine at the state and county level. (cdc.gov)
  • In many diseases, including most forms of cancer, this carefully regulated process becomes imbalanced, and normal blood vessel growth is redirected toward supplying nutrients and oxygen to feed diseased tissue, destroy normal tissues, and in the case of cancer, allow tumor cells to escape and travel to distant sites in the body. (nih.gov)
  • In some cases, diseases cause blood pressure to increase. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Secondary hypertension in children Certain diseases as well as some medications can cause high blood pressure in children. (heart.org)
  • Blood tests such as blood count tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Image of a tick stealing a meal from: www2.outdoorchannel.com Ticks are blood-sucking arthropods that can act as vectors for various diseases in both animals and humans. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Because of the improvements in donor screening procedures and the use of a variety of new tests in the last few years, the blood supply is safer from infectious diseases than it has been at any other time. (fda.gov)
  • Blood and donors are screened for hepatitis , AIDS , malaria , and other infectious diseases. (infoplease.com)
  • Sometimes parents store their newborn's cord blood at a private cord blood bank in case the child has need of it, but the use of one own's cord blood is ineffective or undesirable in many diseases where such blood is used as a treatment. (infoplease.com)
  • Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. (nih.gov)
  • Doctors can't diagnose many diseases and medical problems with blood tests alone. (nih.gov)
  • The CBC can help detect blood diseases and disorders, such as anemia , infections, clotting problems, blood cancers, and immune system disorders. (nih.gov)
  • White blood cells are part of your immune system, which fights infections and diseases. (nih.gov)
  • and plasma fractions, such as fibrinogen to aid clotting, immune globulins to prevent and treat a number of infectious diseases, and serum albumin to augment the blood volume in cases of shock . (britannica.com)
  • Red Cells: Used mainly in treatments for cancer and blood diseases, as well as for treating anaemia and in surgeries for transplants and burns. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Because the risk of stroke or aneurysmal rupture is highest in the elderly, improved protection against these diseases by close monitoring of blood pressure and antihypertensive medication when outdoor temperature is very low could be considered. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • For more information about a wider range of tests, search the blood test A-Z index on Lab Tests Online UK. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Search Blood , the official journal of ASH, for the results of the latest blood research. (hematology.org)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. (cdc.gov)
  • If the clot is large, it can stop blood from reaching the lungs and is fatal. (cdc.gov)
  • This kind of clot looks like a clump of dried blood and some people call it a scab. (cancer.org)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (or DVT): A blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the leg, and other times in the arm or other deep veins. (cancer.org)
  • Pulmonary embolus (PE): A blood clot that has started somewhere else, but breaks loose and gets stuck in the lungs. (cancer.org)
  • Any person with cancer can develop a blood clot. (cancer.org)
  • The hormones in NuvaRing may cause changes in your blood clotting system which may allow your blood to clot more easily. (prweb.com)
  • However, when a blood clot blocks blood flow to important areas of your body, it can be harmful, even deadly. (familydoctor.org)
  • Depending on what the clot blocks or where it moves, a blood clot can be deadly. (familydoctor.org)
  • Symptoms are different depending on where the blood clot is located. (familydoctor.org)
  • If the blood clot is in your abdomen, you may experience severe stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. (familydoctor.org)
  • A blood clot in the brain may cause weakness in your face, arms, or legs, speech and vision difficulties, headache, and dizziness. (familydoctor.org)
  • If you suspect you have a blood clot, see a doctor immediately. (familydoctor.org)
  • Sometimes a blood clot will form without a trigger (such as an injury or cut). (familydoctor.org)
  • To prevent or avoid a blood clot, know your personal risk factors and control the risks you can. (familydoctor.org)
  • A blood clot is treated based on where it is located. (familydoctor.org)
  • If your blood clot is due to an infection, your doctor may be able to treat the infection and reduce the risk of a clot. (familydoctor.org)
  • If detected early, a blood clot can usually be treated successfully. (familydoctor.org)
  • For example, a blood clot can cause stroke, even death. (familydoctor.org)
  • If you've successfully survived a blood clot, you may live with the fear of having another. (familydoctor.org)
  • Blood is a journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) , the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. (eurekalert.org)
  • blood® is a registered trademark of the American Society of Hematology. (eurekalert.org)
  • Blood is made up of blood cells and plasma. (kidshealth.org)
  • The different types of blood cells have different jobs. (kidshealth.org)
  • What Are the Types of Blood Cells? (kidshealth.org)
  • Blood contains far fewer WBCs than red blood cells, although the body can increase WBC production to fight infection. (kidshealth.org)
  • The white blood cell count (the number of cells in a given amount of blood) in someone with an infection often is higher than usual because more WBCs are being made or are entering the bloodstream to battle the infection. (kidshealth.org)
  • What if Someone Has Low Numbers of Blood Cells? (kidshealth.org)
  • Sometimes medicine can be given to help a person make more blood cells. (kidshealth.org)
  • And sometimes blood cells and some of the special proteins blood contains can be replaced by giving a person blood from someone else. (kidshealth.org)
  • However, blocking angiogenesis requires a delicate balance between tumor and normal cells as most angiogenesis-related molecules are also critical for normal blood vessel growth in the body - for example, during menstruation, pregnancy, or tissue repair. (nih.gov)
  • One of three disorders that falls under the umbrella of myeloproliferative neoplasms is myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow cancer in which too many blood cells are produced, leading to scarring and hardening inside the bone marrow. (eurekalert.org)
  • The exact cause of myelofibrosis is not known, but it has been linked to the JAK2 gene, which control the production of blood cells. (eurekalert.org)
  • This is usually done as a lifesaving maneuver to replace blood cells or blood products lost through severe bleeding, during surgery when blood loss occurs or to increase the blood count in an anemic patient. (medicinenet.com)
  • People with sickle cell disease are born with abnormal hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs throughout the body, and returns carbon dioxide from the ubiquitous network of tissues composing the body to the lungs. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • This sudden obstruction of oxygen not only causes red blood cells to die off months earlier than normal, rendering someone with sickle cell disease vulnerable to anemia and infections. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Red blood cells (RBC) deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs. (medlineplus.gov)
  • White blood cells (WBC) fight infection and are part of your immune system. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Bone marrow, the spongy material inside your bones, makes new blood cells. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Blood cells constantly die and your body makes new ones. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some white blood cells live less than a day, but others live much longer. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It's the red blood cells that might contain the nasty bugs, so they're sent off for cleaning. (abc.net.au)
  • Here at John Chapman's lab, the bags of blood cells are hooked into this machine. (abc.net.au)
  • What's clever about this is red blood cells don't have DNA so they're unharmed by the chemical. (abc.net.au)
  • Some centers save umbilical cord blood (blood that is especially rich in stem cells ) for use in treatments however, the cost of preparing and storing such blood is much higher than that of normal blood. (infoplease.com)
  • Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation), and blood cells themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most abundant cells in vertebrate blood are red blood cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jawed vertebrates have an adaptive immune system, based largely on white blood cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • White blood cells help to resist infections and parasites. (wikipedia.org)
  • In animals with lungs, arterial blood carries oxygen from inhaled air to the tissues of the body, and venous blood carries carbon dioxide, a waste product of metabolism produced by cells, from the tissues to the lungs to be exhaled. (wikipedia.org)
  • Whole blood (plasma and cells) exhibits non-Newtonian fluid dynamics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Right tube: Freshly drawn blood One microliter of blood contains: 4.7 to 6.1 million (male), 4.2 to 5.4 million (female) erythrocytes: Red blood cells contain the blood's hemoglobin and distribute oxygen. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mature red blood cells lack a nucleus and organelles in mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • The red blood cells (together with endothelial vessel cells and other cells) are also marked by glycoproteins that define the different blood types. (wikipedia.org)
  • The combined surface area of all red blood cells of the human body would be roughly 2,000 times as great as the body's exterior surface. (wikipedia.org)
  • The peptides mimic the biological effect of VEGF, initiating the signaling process in cells that leads to blood vessel growth. (redorbit.com)
  • The secret to the device, roughly the size of a dishwasher, is a pair of enzymes newly discovered by Henrik Clausen of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark that can cleave sugar molecules from the surface of the red blood cells. (popsci.com)
  • Clinical trials must prove that the enzymes leave blood cells unscathed and that they convert all the cells in a unit of blood to type O. If even a few unconverted cells linger, the blood could provoke an immune reaction. (popsci.com)
  • If you were given blood that didn't match your blood group, your immune system may attack the red blood cells, which could lead to potentially life-threatening complications. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Blood typing is also used during pregnancy, as there's a small risk the unborn child may have a different blood group from their mother, which could lead to the mother's immune system attacking her baby's red blood cells. (www.nhs.uk)
  • If testing reveals there is a risk of rhesus disease, an injection of a medicine that stops the mother's immune system attacking her baby's blood cells can be given. (www.nhs.uk)
  • They use either whole blood to count blood cells, or they separate the blood cells from the fluid that contains them. (nih.gov)
  • Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. (nih.gov)
  • A CBC measures the overall number of white blood cells in your blood. (nih.gov)
  • A CBC with differential looks at the amounts of different types of white blood cells in your blood. (nih.gov)
  • Hemoglobin (HEE-muh-glow-bin) is an iron-rich protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. (nih.gov)
  • Hematocrit (hee-MAT-oh-crit) is a measure of how much space red blood cells take up in your blood. (nih.gov)
  • Mean corpuscular (kor-PUS-kyu-lar) volume (MCV) is a measure of the average size of your red blood cells. (nih.gov)
  • Whole blood can be stored only for a limited time, but various components (e.g., red blood cells and plasma) can be frozen and stored for a year or longer. (britannica.com)
  • Blood cancers affect the production and function of your blood cells. (hematology.org)
  • These abnormal blood cells, or cancerous cells, prevent your blood from performing many of its functions, like fighting off infections or preventing serious bleeding. (hematology.org)
  • Leukemia , a type of cancer found in your blood and bone marrow, is caused by the rapid production of abnormal white blood cells. (hematology.org)
  • Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which removes excess fluids from your body and produces immune cells. (hematology.org)
  • Plasma cells are white blood cells that produce disease- and infection-fighting antibodies in your body. (hematology.org)
  • Human blood is grouped into four types: A, B, AB, and O. Each letter refers to a kind of antigen, or protein, on the surface of red blood cells. (factmonster.com)
  • For example, the surface of red blood cells in Type A blood has antigens known as A-antigens. (factmonster.com)
  • Rhesus refers to another type of antigen, or protein, on the surface of red blood cells. (factmonster.com)
  • We bring quality to every aspect of our work - from collecting, testing and manufacturing blood, blood components and stem cells to knowledge creation and dissemination to conducting ground-breaking research. (idealist.org)
  • FDA is responsible for ensuring the safety of the Nation's blood supply. (fda.gov)
  • The Red Cross collects about 50% of the blood for the nation's blood banks. (infoplease.com)
  • The ability to turn much of the nation's blood supply into type O could be a boon for hospitals, which use it in trauma cases when there's little time to determine the patient's true blood type. (popsci.com)
  • Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. (redcrossblood.org)
  • Directed donor blood allows the patient to receive blood from known donors. (medicinenet.com)
  • People with Type O, negative blood are considered universal donors as it is safe to transfuse to nearly everyone. (medicinenet.com)
  • Blood donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to make an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). (redcross.org)
  • Donations often decline during the winter holidays when many groups postpone blood drives while regular donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. (redcross.org)
  • If it weren't for blood donors, my daughter would not be alive. (redcross.org)
  • Blood donors saved her life," said Durham. (redcross.org)
  • My dad has been a blood donor for years, and my whole family now are blood donors in honor of Kylee. (redcross.org)
  • Jiang said Lin had a team of about 20 blood donors with different blood types he could call on. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Problems with your blood may include bleeding disorders , excessive clotting and platelet disorders . (medlineplus.gov)
  • During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than what hospitals needed. (redcross.org)
  • Fewer blood drives in September and October coupled with hurricanes Michael and Florence, which caused thousands of blood and platelet donations to go uncollected, were key contributing factors to the current blood shortage. (redcross.org)
  • Mary's Blood hosted the Grand Cross tour 2016, where they performed with three different acts at each concert. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arteries carry oxygenated blood (blood that has gotten oxygen from the lungs) from the heart to the rest of the body. (kidshealth.org)
  • Blood then travels through veins back to the heart and lungs, so it can get more oxygen to send back to the body via the arteries. (kidshealth.org)
  • As the heart beats, you can feel blood traveling through the body at pulse points - like the neck and the wrist - where large, blood-filled arteries run close to the surface of the skin. (kidshealth.org)
  • High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition in which the pressure of the blood pumping through the arteries is abnormally high. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • According to research, teenagers who are obese and have high blood pressure may develop thicker arteries by age 30. (heart.org)
  • Blood pressure is defined as the pressure at which your blood moves through your arteries, away from the heart. (draxe.com)
  • Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. (mayoclinic.org)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common medical condition where the pressure inside your arteries is higher than it should be. (bupa.co.uk)
  • Every time your heart beats, it pumps blood under pressure to the rest of your body through your arteries. (bupa.co.uk)
  • Some experts suggest this is because of tissue damage some cancers can cause that might trigger the blood clotting process. (cancer.org)
  • A number of blood tests can be carried out to help diagnose certain cancers or check if you're at an increased risk of developing a particular type of cancer. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Blood and its components are essential for surgery as well as for the treatment of many cancers and immune system deficiencies. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Most of these cancers start in your bone marrow where blood is produced. (hematology.org)
  • In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell. (hematology.org)
  • No symptoms - People with high blood pressure often don't have symptoms so some may not treat a problem they don't notice. (cdc.gov)
  • Just like high blood pressure in adults, there are often no symptoms and early diagnosis and treatment are key. (heart.org)
  • High blood pressure is often referred to as a "silent killer," due in large part to the absence of high blood pressure symptoms . (draxe.com)
  • Unlike general high blood pressure, hypertensive crises often appear with symptoms, such as severe headache, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, severe anxiety, and even loss of consciousness or heart attack (and several other extremely dangerous conditions) when it isn't treated quickly enough. (draxe.com)
  • Most people with high blood pressure don't have any symptoms and aren't aware of their condition. (bupa.co.uk)
  • If you have high blood pressure and it causes complications, you may get symptoms linked to those. (bupa.co.uk)
  • These factors can include your signs and symptoms, your medical history, your vital signs (blood pressure, breathing, pulse, and temperature), and results from other tests and procedures. (nih.gov)
  • Blood disorders affect one or more parts of the blood and prevent your blood from doing its job. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Many blood disorders are inherited. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Eosinophilic disorders , which are problems with one type of white blood cell. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Abnormal hemoglobin levels may be a sign of anemia, sickle cell anemia , thalassemia (thal-a-SE-me-ah), or other blood disorders. (nih.gov)
  • In an effort to dispel blood disorders with novel therapeutic solutions, OMICS Group International, a leading Open access Publisher and the Science Conference Organizer, announces its 2nd International Conference on Hematology and Blood Disorders on September 29-October 1, 2014 at Baltimore, USA. (prweb.com)
  • Hematology-2014 Conference is an initiative to Identify Novel Therapeutic paths to Fight Blood Disorders. (prweb.com)
  • Blood carries carbon dioxide and other waste materials to the lungs , kidneys , and digestive system to be removed from the body. (kidshealth.org)
  • Blood gets its bright red color when hemoglobin picks up oxygen in the lungs. (kidshealth.org)
  • The heart then sends the blood to the lungs to pick up more oxygen. (kidshealth.org)
  • Thromboembolism: The name for a thrombus that has broken loose and stuck in another blood vessel, or in another part of the body such as the lungs or legs. (cancer.org)
  • Researchers in Romania have created a blood substitute with oxygen-carrying capacity using a protein called hemerythrin isolated from sea worms. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Albumin is the main protein in plasma, and it functions to regulate the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which facilitates oxygen transport by reversibly binding to this respiratory gas and greatly increasing its solubility in blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • A blood gas test is used to check the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood, and the balance of acid and alkali in your blood (the pH balance). (www.nhs.uk)
  • According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a person's first cholesterol screening should occur between the ages of 9 and 11, and then be repeated every five years after that. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Depending on the level of blood pressure elevation, a combination of blood pressure medications often is needed to control hypertension. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • While a majority of the conversation about high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) centers on adults, children of all ages, from birth to teens, can have high blood pressure. (heart.org)
  • High blood pressure in children can arise from several risk factors or it can be secondary hypertension, resulting from an underlying health condition. (heart.org)
  • It's not uncommon to have normal changes in blood pressure during exercise or stressful moments, but when you develop hypertension, it means you have chronically high pressure that increases your risk for heart disease , stroke, diabetes and other conditions. (draxe.com)
  • and once a year in patients with: diabetes , cardiovascular disease , renal disease , borderline high blood pressure (hypertension) or on the oral contraceptive pill . (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Blood Cancer Journal is proud to announce the launch of 'Current Treatment Algorithms', a new article type dedicated to providing clear, authoritative, concise treatment pathways for hematologic malignancies. (nature.com)
  • From traumas to ongoing cancer treatments, the need for blood doesn't stop for the holidays. (redcross.org)
  • Abnormal white blood cell levels may be a sign of infection, blood cancer, or an immune system disorder. (nih.gov)
  • The study, which monitored 8801 participants over the age of 65 in the French Three-City study, found that systolic and diastolic blood pressure values differed significantly across the four seasons of the year and according to the distribution of outdoor temperature. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Systolic blood pressure, for example, decreased with increasing temperature, with an 8.0 mmHg decrease between the lowest (High blood pressure, defined as a systolic blood pressure of 160 mmHg or higher, or a diastolic blood pressure of 95 mmHg or higher, was detected in 33.4 per cent of participants during winter and 23.8 percent during summer. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • If you have diabetes, excess glucose in your blood can attach to hemoglobin and raise the level of hemoglobin A1c. (nih.gov)
  • Your doctor might also suggest more-frequent tests if you have a family history of high cholesterol, heart disease or other risk factors, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A number of tests can be used to diagnose and monitor diabetes by checking the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Blood Boost Formula Reviews has a Combo of Numerous powerful Components to help people afflicted by cardiovascular disease or diabetes. (slideshare.net)
  • In this way, you'll be able to cut back the risk of stroke, heart attack, and diabetes by Blood Boost Formula Reviews. (slideshare.net)
  • Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that fight infection. (hematology.org)
  • When someone donates blood, the whole blood can be separated into its different parts to be used in these ways. (kidshealth.org)
  • Only 5 per cent of the population donates blood, and the need for blood is ever increasing as modern medicine and surgery advances. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Kristen Upson, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in MSU College of Human Medicine and lead author of the study, said she suspected DMPA, sold under the brand name Depo-Provera, could be associated with higher levels of blood lead because of its effect on bone. (msu.edu)
  • Many blood banks also have facilities for apheresis , bone marrow donations, and related procedures. (infoplease.com)
  • Abnormal hematocrit levels also may be a sign of a blood or bone marrow disorder. (nih.gov)
  • Cholesterol is carried through your blood, attached to proteins. (mayoclinic.org)
  • It is essentially an aqueous solution containing 92% water, 8% blood plasma proteins, and trace amounts of other materials. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plasma: This provides proteins, nutrients and a clotting agent that is vital to stop bleeding - it is the most versatile component of blood. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • There are four blood types: A, B, AB, or O. Also, blood is either Rh-positive or Rh-negative. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Their solution is a device that converts all blood into type O, the most coveted of the four major blood types because it can be safely transfused into nearly any patient. (popsci.com)
  • Certain blood types are more common in certain countries. (factmonster.com)
  • During surgery, Brown mistakenly received two pints of A-negative blood. (popsci.com)
  • An adult's body contains around 8-10 pints of blood. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Soon enough, the crew members begin suffering hallucinations that come uniquely from each's deepest, most private memory, and soon enough after that, they begin dying in ways that demonstrate to the drop how many pints of blood each human body contains. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Here are the basics about the life-sustaining fluid called blood. (kidshealth.org)
  • Blood plasma, the fluid portion of the blood, may be frozen and/or dried and stored indefinitely. (infoplease.com)
  • Insects and some mollusks use a fluid called hemolymph instead of blood, the difference being that hemolymph is not contained in a closed circulatory system. (wikipedia.org)
  • About 55% of blood is blood plasma, a fluid that is the blood's liquid medium, which by itself is straw-yellow in color. (wikipedia.org)
  • The fluid is used to measure different substances in the blood. (nih.gov)
  • Abnormal red blood cell levels may be a sign of anemia, dehydration (too little fluid in the body), bleeding, or another disorder. (nih.gov)
  • These tests usually are done on the fluid (plasma) part of blood. (nih.gov)
  • AB Elite , because plasma helps maintain blood pressure and other vital functions. (redcrossblood.org)
  • The NBA has produced tools to assist with the transfer of product between providers including Managing Blood and Blood Product Transfers and the BloodNet Blood Fridges Module to improve health provider confidence with product cold chain integrity and a Better Practice Case Study on converting unused thawed clinical fresh frozen plasma to extended life plasma, thus reducing its wastage rates. (blood.gov.au)
  • Over half of your blood is plasma. (medlineplus.gov)
  • blood bank, site or mobile unit for collecting, processing, typing, and storing whole blood , blood plasma and other blood constituents. (infoplease.com)
  • The average adult has a blood volume of roughly 5 litres (11 US pt) or 1.3 gallons, which is composed of plasma and formed elements. (wikipedia.org)
  • specify] Human blood fractioned by centrifugation: Plasma (upper, yellow layer), buffy coat (middle, thin white layer) and erythrocyte layer (bottom, red layer) can be seen. (wikipedia.org)
  • The blood plasma volume totals of 2.7-3.0 liters (2.8-3.2 quarts) in an average human. (wikipedia.org)
  • These molecules-called antigens-stud the cell membrane and determine whether someone is type A, B, AB or O. If you receive the wrong blood, antigens in your blood plasma elicit antibodies to attack the foreign antigens. (popsci.com)
  • With each heartbeat, the heart pumps blood throughout our bodies, carrying oxygen to every cell. (kidshealth.org)
  • After delivering the oxygen, the blood returns to the heart. (kidshealth.org)
  • Blood pressure medicine (along with a healthy diet and exercise) can protect the heart, brain, and kidneys, but only if patients take it and keep their blood pressure controlled. (cdc.gov)
  • The American Heart Association recommends that all children have yearly blood pressure measurements in order to allow for early detection and intervention. (heart.org)
  • 1 ) One of the most common conditions leading to heart disease and stroke (the No. 2 killer) is the all-too familiar issue of high blood pressure. (draxe.com)
  • High blood pressure is one of the leading drivers of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. (healthline.com)
  • The 'True Blood' and 'Get on Up' star died Saturday of complications from heart failure. (hollywoodreporter.com)
  • It needs a lot of enthusiasm, work, money and above all heart and soul for our band Snow White Blood. (youtube.com)
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  • A report from the Framingham Heart Study published in 2008 found that moderate vitamin D deficiency nearly doubles the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure over a mean of 5.4 years in patients with high blood pressure. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Even though it's closely related to dietary and lifestyle habits, many people try to rely on medication alone to solve their blood pressure problems. (draxe.com)
  • For example, people who eat high-sodium diets are at a much more elevated risk of high blood pressure. (draxe.com)
  • Most people don't know they have high blood pressure until they have been diagnosed by a health care practitioner. (draxe.com)
  • I encourage people on a daily basis to go out and donate blood. (redcross.org)
  • Below is a list of places where people in Indiana can go to give blood. (in.gov)
  • We, Snow White Blood are the people behind this project: Snow White Blood are Ulli Perhonen (Vocals), Christian Weber (Guitar), Thomas Schmitt (Bass) und Max Rudolph (Drums). (youtube.com)
  • For less biologically minded people, this means that sharks do have a strong sense of smell, can detect small amounts of chemicals (including blood) in the water, and often rely on their sniffing powers to hunt prey. (yahoo.com)
  • Most people believe that sharks can smell a drop of blood in the ocean from a mile away. (yahoo.com)
  • The Blood Indian ( Kæna ) group is now subdivided into several branches, or clans, the most important of which is (1) the Ini-poyex (Standing-buffaloes), which is sub-divided into (a) Keaý-etapix (Bear people), (b) Noto-spitax (All-tall-people), (c) Mami-ahoyin (Fish-eaters), (d) Ayom-okekax (Closely-camped), (e) Akæ-pokax (Many-children), (f) Apikax (Scabby). (newadvent.org)
  • Most people don't have serious reactions to having blood drawn. (nih.gov)
  • Our goal is to increase the number of blood donations by people in the Mac community. (macrumors.com)
  • We call on our forum members and site visitors to help people in need of blood in their own communities. (macrumors.com)
  • donated blood is needed every second, all year, by people recovering from accidents or illness, and only the generosity of others can provide it. (macrumors.com)
  • As Stated by Blood Boost Formula Reviews on their Site, people are capable to restrain their blood pressure and handle blood glucose levels, and have been able to sustain their fat. (slideshare.net)
  • So far we are lucky in the UK that sufficient numbers of people donate blood, but we cannot afford to be complacent. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • because it can be donated to people of any blood type. (factmonster.com)
  • because people with this type can receive any blood type. (factmonster.com)
  • Some people think blood type tells about personality. (factmonster.com)
  • Most people can donate blood. (news-medical.net)
  • They are also looking into the blood center's operations to see whether other people there were also involved in the case. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Guangzhou has allowed people to donate blood since 1998. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • As of last year, more than 300,000 people in the city had donated blood at least once, boosting the center's blood bank stock to almost 59 tons, which is enough to meet demand. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • I'm sure the people who are working on the screening process are making decisions based on wanting a reliable blood supply, but who knows if the blood is ultimately clean? (villagevoice.com)
  • Blood tests help doctors check how the body's organs are working and see if medical treatments are helpful. (kidshealth.org)
  • There's a lot you can do yourself, and there are good treatments available to reduce high blood pressure. (bupa.co.uk)
  • Indeed, this present world is full of such suffering from the hereditary blood disorder that is sickle cell disease. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • And while all babies born in the United States are screened for sickle cell disease, the most likely to test positive for this nation's most common inherited blood disorder are, in fact, black newborns. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • While recent articles generally require a subscriber login, patients interested in viewing an access-controlled article in Blood may obtain a copy by e-mailing a request to the Blood Publishing Office . (hematology.org)
  • Canadian patients depend on us to manage a safe, secure and cost-effective blood system. (idealist.org)
  • A lot of my patients will also do a urine pregnancy test a few days prior to a scheduled blood test. (amazonaws.com)
  • About 70% of US adults age 65 or older have high blood pressure and only about half have it under control (less than 140/90 mmHg). (cdc.gov)
  • About 70% of US adults, ages 65 or older, have high blood pressure. (cdc.gov)
  • Nearly 50% of adults ages 65 or older with high blood pressure don't have it under control. (cdc.gov)
  • More than 70 million Americans have high blood pressure, and a third of those with the condition are unaware of it. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Very high blood pressure can be a life-threatening emergency. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • In most cases, the causes of high blood pressure are not known. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • The risk of high blood pressure is greater for those who are smokers, older than 75, overweight, sedentary or under stress. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • High blood pressure is often discovered during a routine visit to the doctor or when another illness strikes. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • If an underlying disease or condition has been identified as the cause, treatment of high blood pressure will focus on that condition. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Can children have high blood pressure? (heart.org)
  • Race - Like African-American adults, African-American children are also at a higher risk for high blood pressure. (heart.org)
  • 2 ) The good news is that high blood pressure can usually be reversed naturally, specifically through lifestyle changes and consuming foods that lower blood pressure. (draxe.com)
  • To me, that sounds pretty undesirable for something you can easily correct with a high blood pressure diet and lifestyle changes. (draxe.com)
  • The causes of high blood pressure can be complex but are generally related to lifestyle and diet. (draxe.com)
  • If you're at risk for high blood pressure or have already started experiencing high levels, implementing natural ways to lower blood pressure and eating these foods that lower blood pressure is a great place to start. (draxe.com)
  • If you have high blood pressure, it's important to get your blood pressure checked regularly. (bupa.co.uk)
  • Other parts of your body, such as your brain and your kidneys may also be affected by high blood pressure. (bupa.co.uk)
  • Sometimes high blood pressure is caused by another health problem you already have. (bupa.co.uk)
  • The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it measured. (bupa.co.uk)
  • If your blood pressure is high, they may recommend you have more readings over a longer period to make a definite diagnosis. (bupa.co.uk)
  • If you have high blood pressure, your doctor will want to find out if there's a reason for this. (bupa.co.uk)
  • A person also visiting asked the famous high-level researcher doing this work if blood was ever blue. (scienceblogs.com)
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  • However, at least 25% of adults, ages 65 or older, with Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance are not taking their blood pressure medicine as directed. (cdc.gov)
  • Simplify blood pressure treatment (e.g. prescribe 90-day refills and combination medicines and coordinate pill refills for the same date) and prescribe generic medicines. (cdc.gov)
  • Implement effective blood pressure treatment protocols in clinical practice. (cdc.gov)
  • Encourage the use of home blood pressure monitors and easy-to-use tools (e.g. blood pressure logs and mobile apps) to track and share blood pressure readings. (cdc.gov)
  • About 5 million adults, ages 65 or older, with Medicare Part D aren't taking their blood pressure medicine as directed. (cdc.gov)
  • Not filling the prescription - Nearly 25% of new prescriptions for blood pressure medicine are never filled. (cdc.gov)
  • A blood pressure reading of 120/80 is considered ideal. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Since blood pressure readings can vary widely, it may take several readings or several days' readings to confirm the diagnosis. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • In some cases, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, which involves a 24-hour blood pressure monitor worn on the hip and connected to a blood pressure cuff on the arm, may be used to confirm diagnosis. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • If these approaches are not effective, the patient may need to take daily medications to keep blood pressure readings in the normal range and prevent damage to the body's organs. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • When it comes to blood pressure in children, "normal" is relative. (heart.org)
  • Age - Heavier and more sexually mature teenagers tend to have higher blood pressure. (heart.org)
  • In fact, I'm going to tell you about 13 foods, including everything from snacks to juice to herbs, that have been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure. (draxe.com)
  • Instead of rushing toward conventional medicine, give these foods that lower blood pressure a try. (draxe.com)
  • One of the most desirable benefits of pomegranate juice includes the ability it has to lower blood pressure naturally. (draxe.com)
  • The science is in: Pomegranate juice has major blood pressure-lowering ability, both in short- and long-term studies. (draxe.com)
  • The magnesium in almonds may also help to lower blood pressure levels. (healthline.com)
  • A deficiency in magnesium is strongly linked to blood pressure problems, regardless of whether you are overweight or not ( 23 , 24 , 25 ). (healthline.com)
  • It's usually discovered when you have your blood pressure measured, perhaps as part of a health assessment. (bupa.co.uk)
  • It's good to get your blood pressure checked at least every five years. (bupa.co.uk)
  • Everyone should know their blood pressure. (bupa.co.uk)
  • The latest automated, digital devices make it quick and easy to check your blood pressure. (bupa.co.uk)
  • To watch how blood pressure is taken, see our Video above. (bupa.co.uk)
  • Your GP or nurse will probably check your blood pressure reading several times during an appointment. (bupa.co.uk)
  • This is called ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). (bupa.co.uk)
  • Measuring your own blood pressure yourself every morning and evening for four to seven days. (bupa.co.uk)
  • This is known as home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM). (bupa.co.uk)
  • You should measure your blood pressure after sitting in a quiet room for five minutes. (bupa.co.uk)
  • You can buy your own device for measuring your blood pressure at home. (bupa.co.uk)
  • Within minutes of the procedure, the 31-year-old suffered a fatal hemolytic reaction, which resulted in plunging blood pressure and kidney failure. (popsci.com)
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  • I have recently been told that my blood pressure is 100/70, could you tell me if this is normal? (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • A French study reported in the 12th January issue of Archives of Internal Medicine has found a strong correlation between blood pressure and outdoor temperature in a large sample of the elderly. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The higher the temperature, the greater the decrease in blood pressure. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • These changes in blood pressure were greater in subjects 80 years or older than in younger participants. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Participants' blood pressure was measured at the beginning of the study (starting in 1999) and again about two years later. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Although our study does not demonstrate a causal link between blood pressure and external temperature, the observed relationship nevertheless has potentially important consequences for blood pressure management in the elderly," the authors state. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Speaking on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Professor Frank Ruschitzka from the University Hospital, Zurich, says that the study reaffirms the place of the elderly as a target group for blood pressure monitoring. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • One possible explanation for the study findings, adds Professor Ruschitzka, lies in the emerging link between vitamin D and blood pressure. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Relationship Between Blood Pressure and Outdoor Temperature in a Large Sample of Elderly Individuals: The Three-City Study. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • As the blood travels through the body, the hemoglobin releases oxygen to the different body parts. (kidshealth.org)
  • Vertebrate blood is bright red when its hemoglobin is oxygenated and dark red when it is deoxygenated. (wikipedia.org)
  • In most insects, this "blood" does not contain oxygen-carrying molecules such as hemoglobin because their bodies are small enough for their tracheal system to suffice for supplying oxygen. (wikipedia.org)
  • A drop of blood will be tested to check the hemoglobin levels. (news-medical.net)
  • According to one of the leading experts on the human circulatory system, blood flowing through veins is blue. (scienceblogs.com)
  • They listen to the gurgle of their blood as it courses through the large veins of their shoulders. (latimes.com)
  • autologous blood (using your own blood) or donor blood (using someone else's blood). (medicinenet.com)
  • Autologous blood. (bmj.com)
  • Volunteer donor blood usually is readily available, and when properly tested has a low incidence of adverse events. (medicinenet.com)
  • All donor blood is checked before it's used to make sure it doesn't contain serious infections such as hepatitis or HIV . (www.nhs.uk)
  • Without blood, the body's organs couldn't get the oxygen and nutrients they need to survive, we couldn't keep warm or cool off, fight infections, or get rid of our own waste products. (kidshealth.org)
  • This involves taking a small sample of blood from a vein in your arm and from 1 or more other parts of your body. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The test involves inserting a small needle into a vein in your arm to draw a sample of blood. (familydoctor.org)
  • If you are eligible to donate blood you can go to any blood collection center (hospital, community center, Red Cross location, etc.) near you. (macrumors.com)
  • If one is not eligible to donate blood, the patient will be notified of the reason why and may be called for another appointment if they will become eligible at a later point. (news-medical.net)
  • If an individual is eligible to donate blood, they will be asked to provide personal details such as name, address, and date of birth. (news-medical.net)
  • 1. Blood Alcohol Content Your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) is the percentage of your blood volume that is alcohol. (slideshare.net)