An umbrella term used to describe a pattern of disabilities and abnormalities that result from fetal exposure to ETHANOL during pregnancy. It encompasses a phenotypic range that can vary greatly between individuals, but reliably includes one or more of the following: characteristic facial dysmorphism, FETAL GROWTH RETARDATION, central nervous system abnormalities, cognitive and/or behavioral dysfunction, BIRTH DEFECTS. The level of maternal alcohol consumption does not necessarily correlate directly with disease severity.
Elements, compounds, mixtures, or solutions that are considered severely harmful to human health and the environment. They include substances that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or explosive.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Fields representing the joint interplay of electric and magnetic forces.
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.

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)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a term used to describe a range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, and behavioral abnormalities, and can vary in severity and combination from one individual to another.

The four diagnostic categories within FASD are:

1. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS): This is the most severe form of FASD and is characterized by a specific pattern of facial features, growth deficiencies, and central nervous system dysfunction.
2. Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (pFAS): This category includes individuals who have some, but not all, of the features of FAS.
3. Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND): This category includes individuals who have functional or cognitive impairments due to prenatal alcohol exposure, but do not meet the criteria for FAS or pFAS.
4. Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD): This category includes individuals who have physical birth defects due to prenatal alcohol exposure.

It is important to note that FASD is a completely preventable condition, and there is no known safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Hazardous substances, in a medical context, refer to agents that pose a risk to the health of living organisms. These can include chemicals, biological agents (such as bacteria or viruses), and physical hazards (like radiation). Exposure to these substances can lead to a range of adverse health effects, from acute symptoms like irritation and poisoning to chronic conditions such as cancer, neurological disorders, or genetic mutations.

The classification and regulation of hazardous substances are often based on their potential for harm, the severity of the associated health risks, and the conditions under which they become dangerous. These assessments help inform safety measures, exposure limits, and handling procedures to minimize risks in occupational, environmental, and healthcare settings.

Environmental exposure refers to the contact of an individual with any chemical, physical, or biological agent in the environment that can cause a harmful effect on health. These exposures can occur through various pathways such as inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact. Examples of environmental exposures include air pollution, water contamination, occupational chemicals, and allergens. The duration and level of exposure, as well as the susceptibility of the individual, can all contribute to the risk of developing an adverse health effect.

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible forces that result from the interaction between electrically charged objects. They are created by natural phenomena, such as the Earth's magnetic field, as well as by human-made sources, such as power lines, electrical appliances, and wireless communication devices.

EMFs are characterized by their frequency and strength, which determine their potential biological effects. Low-frequency EMFs, such as those produced by power lines and household appliances, have frequencies in the range of 0 to 300 Hz. High-frequency EMFs, such as those produced by wireless communication devices like cell phones and Wi-Fi routers, have frequencies in the range of 100 kHz to 300 GHz.

Exposure to EMFs has been linked to a variety of health effects, including increased risk of cancer, reproductive problems, neurological disorders, and oxidative stress. However, more research is needed to fully understand the potential health risks associated with exposure to EMFs and to establish safe exposure limits.

Environmental monitoring is the systematic and ongoing surveillance, measurement, and assessment of environmental parameters, pollutants, or other stressors in order to evaluate potential impacts on human health, ecological systems, or compliance with regulatory standards. This process typically involves collecting and analyzing data from various sources, such as air, water, soil, and biota, and using this information to inform decisions related to public health, environmental protection, and resource management.

In medical terms, environmental monitoring may refer specifically to the assessment of environmental factors that can impact human health, such as air quality, water contamination, or exposure to hazardous substances. This type of monitoring is often conducted in occupational settings, where workers may be exposed to potential health hazards, as well as in community-based settings, where environmental factors may contribute to public health issues. The goal of environmental monitoring in a medical context is to identify and mitigate potential health risks associated with environmental exposures, and to promote healthy and safe environments for individuals and communities.

Health status is a term used to describe the overall condition of an individual's health, including physical, mental, and social well-being. It is often assessed through various measures such as medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and self-reported health assessments. Health status can be used to identify health disparities, track changes in population health over time, and evaluate the effectiveness of healthcare interventions.

Public health is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts of society." It focuses on improving the health and well-being of entire communities, populations, and societies, rather than individual patients. This is achieved through various strategies, including education, prevention, surveillance of diseases, and promotion of healthy behaviors and environments. Public health also addresses broader determinants of health, such as access to healthcare, housing, food, and income, which have a significant impact on the overall health of populations.

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  • The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. (
  • Platelets help blood to clot when you have a cut or wound. (
  • Red blood cells live about 120 days, and platelets live about 6 days. (
  • citation needed] The blood cells are mainly red blood cells (also called RBCs or erythrocytes), white blood cells (also called WBCs or leukocytes), and in mammals platelets (also called thrombocytes). (
  • Platelets are important in the clotting of blood. (
  • 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. (
  • He donated blood five times before he started donating platelets in 2013. (
  • He has donated 346 units of platelets, plasma and blood . (
  • Red blood cells do not provide viable platelets, nor do they provide clinically significant amounts of coagulation factors. (
  • Your blood is made up of several different parts including red and white cells, plasma, and platelets. (
  • Platelets are tiny cells in the blood that help you stop bleeding. (
  • The American Red Cross encourages individuals to give hope to patients this summer by making an appointment to give blood or platelets. (
  • For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets, use the Red Cross Blood Donor App , visit , or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). (
  • Thin blood means having too few platelets, a part of the blood that helps clots form. (
  • Blood contains four main components: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. (
  • Platelets are small cells that clump together and help blood clot. (
  • Thin blood occurs when a person has a low number of platelets. (
  • The normal level of platelets in the blood is between 150,000-450,000 per milliliter (mL) . (
  • If levels of platelets fall below 150,000/mL , it may indicate thin blood. (
  • The spleen produces platelets, so problems with the spleen can cause thin blood. (
  • If the body does not make new platelets fast enough, a person may have thin blood. (
  • Platelets (sometimes called thrombocytes) are cell fragments produced in the bone marrow that circulate in the bloodstream and help blood to clot. (
  • Blood is circulated around the body through blood vessels by the pumping action of the heart. (
  • Veins are blood vessels that have valves to make sure the blood flows against the direction of gravity. (
  • Small bulges, called aneurysms, may form in blood vessels. (
  • Damage to blood vessels in the kidneys can cause them to fail. (
  • Because tiny blood vessels in the eyes are especially vulnerable to damage, hypertension can lead to vision problems and even blindness. (
  • Along with injuring blood vessels, it can damage your brain , eyes , and kidneys . (
  • The decade-long search by researchers worldwide for a gene, which is critical in controlling the formation of blood and blood vessels in the embryo, shows how fascinating science can be. (
  • This mutant lacks development of both blood vessels and blood cells, and was, until now, a unique phenomenon. (
  • At a very early stage of embryonic development, blood vessels and blood cells form from common progenitor cells. (
  • The timing and manner in which the blood and vessels form is regulated in a genetic program by multiple genes. (
  • In additional experiments, the Max Planck scientists showed how important Cloche is for the development of blood vessels and blood cells in the embryo: It transpired that all genes which were previously known to be involved in vessel formation, are only active after Cloche has been active. (
  • A meta-analysis of 41 studies has found that a high intake of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, and specifically from diseases of the heart and blood vessels. (
  • Many blood blisters in the mouth develop when blood vessels just below the skin rupture. (
  • Unlike with older people, high blood pressure in younger adults is more often associated with an underlying health problem, such as hormonal conditions or a blockage in the blood vessels to the kidney. (
  • Hemostasis is the body's way of stopping injured blood vessels from bleeding. (
  • The spleen has a covering of fibrous tissue (the splenic capsule) that supports its blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. (
  • In our latest interview, we spoke to Professor Robert Ariëns from the University of Leeds about his latest research into blood clots and how they can be prevented. (
  • Please could you introduce yourself and tell us what provoked your research into blood clots? (
  • Blood clots in the lungs kill more than two thousand people each year in the UK alone yet how they form is still largely unknown until now. (
  • Can you describe how you carried out your latest research into blood clots? (
  • What role does the protein fibrin play in blood clots? (
  • Why is research into blood clots of particular importance currently in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? (
  • How will your research help to identify new drugs that can target blood clots? (
  • Blood clots are a leading cause of death and debilitating disease worldwide. (
  • On the other hand, thick blood can increase the risk of blood clots and thrombosis, which can be life threatening. (
  • Doctors can prescribe anticoagulant medications, such as heparin and warfarin, when blood is thick and a person has an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. (
  • To learn more about blood clots, visit . (
  • Percent by which FDA study found NuvaRing raised risk of blood clots vs. older birth control pills. (
  • Plavix , which is prescribed for patients at higher risk for heart attack or stroke, is an anti-platelet drug that works by helping to prevent blood from forming clots. (
  • A fermented soybean extract that claims to help prevent blood clots is safe for use in food supplements, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded following a novel food application from a Japanese company that sparked member state concerns. (
  • Blood clots help stop bleeding. (
  • Blood clotting (coagulation) disorders are dysfunctions in the body's ability to control the formation of blood clots. (
  • Excessive clotting (thrombophilia) occurs when the blood clots too easily or excessively. (
  • Patients with sickle cell disease , who are predominantly Black, can require multiple blood transfusions every year. (
  • The high numbers of leukocytes remaining in a unit of pRBCs during the storage process can fragment, deteriorate, and release cytokines, and they have been implicated as a cause of reactions to a current and subsequent blood transfusions in some transfusion recipients. (
  • In general, blood transfusions are considered safe, but there are risks. (
  • Molly lives with Beta Thalassemia Major and must undergo blood transfusions every three weeks. (
  • Transfusions are given to increase the blood's ability to carry oxygen, restore the amount of blood in the body (blood volume), and correct clotting problems. (
  • Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. (
  • Whole blood or Power Red , especially from blood donors who are of African descent. (
  • They are both type O universal donors and enjoy being able to share their blood for the benefit of others. (
  • The most sought-after donors are those who have type O negative blood. (
  • Donors must be taller and heavier than those who give whole blood. (
  • Blood banks thoroughly screen donors and test donated blood for viruses, bacteria, and parasites , but infections are still a rare possibility. (
  • Patients like Molly Baer, of Richmond, Virginia, are counting on the generosity of Red Cross blood donors to continue donating through the summer, so she can enjoy the fun of being a little girl. (
  • DONORS NEEDED All eligible donors are encouraged to make and keep donation appointments now to help maintain the summer blood supply and prevent a shortage. (
  • The mean systolic blood pressure levels in transgender female patients (male at birth) significantly decreased compared with baseline within a few months of them starting gender-affirming hormone treatment. (
  • Conversely, the systolic blood pressure levels in transgender males (females at birth) who were treated with testosterone increased over the same period. (
  • In transgender males, the mean systolic blood pressure increased by 2.6 mm Hg at 2 to 4 months ( P = .02), and by 2.9 mm Hg at 11 to 21 months after starting therapy. (
  • Furthermore, "although the average increase in systolic blood pressure was 2.6 mm Hg in transgender men within 2 to 4 months, some patients had much higher increases," Irwig noted. (
  • There were no significant changes in the groups in terms of diastolic blood pressure, consistent with other studies. (
  • Without their sacrifice and donations, we would not be able to continue to supply 40% of the nation's blood supply. (
  • In general, hypertension is a blood pressure reading of 130/80 mm Hg or higher. (
  • In general, hypertension is a blood pressure reading of 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher. (
  • Exercise can also help keep elevated blood pressure from turning into high blood pressure (hypertension). (
  • For those who have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring blood pressure down to safer levels. (
  • Examples of eating plans that can help control blood pressure are the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and the Mediterranean diet. (
  • Blood pressure reduction is effective in reducing the risk of dementia in patients with hypertension," concluded Jiang He, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology and medicine and director of Tulane University's Translational Science Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. (
  • One in every three adult Americans -- about 65 million people -- have high blood pressure , also known as hypertension. (
  • Critically ill patients who have very high blood pressure may have " malignant hypertension . (
  • The take-away message for physicians is to monitor blood pressure both before and after starting hormone therapy in transgender patients, as over a third of transgender individuals had stage 1 hypertension before starting hormone therapy, and many had their blood pressure increase after starting hormone therapy. (
  • Our study is the first to describe the time course of the blood pressure effects of gender-affirming hormone therapy and to compare the rates of elevated blood pressure and stage 1 and stage 2 hypertension using blood pressure readings from gender-diverse individuals pre- and post-gender-affirming hormone therapy," the authors note. (
  • The findings are a concern in light of "clear evidence linking hypertension and higher blood pressure with cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attacks," Irwig said. (
  • It is hard to tell Molly struggles with a blood disorder just by looking at her. (
  • Angina bullosa hemorrhagica is a rare disorder that causes oral blood blisters to form spontaneously. (
  • Red blood cells (RBC) deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs. (
  • White blood cells (WBC) fight infection and are part of your immune system. (
  • Bone marrow, the spongy material inside your bones, makes new blood cells. (
  • Blood cells constantly die and your body makes new ones. (
  • Some white blood cells live less than a day, but others live much longer. (
  • Blood is a body fluid in the circulatory system of humans and other vertebrates that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells, and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells. (
  • Blood in the circulatory system is also known as peripheral blood, and the blood cells it carries, peripheral blood cells. (
  • Blood is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma. (
  • 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. (
  • The most abundant cells in vertebrate blood are red blood cells. (
  • Jawed vertebrates have an adaptive immune system, based largely on white blood cells. (
  • White blood cells help to resist infections and parasites. (
  • 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. (
  • Whole blood (plasma and cells) exhibits non-Newtonian fluid dynamics. (
  • 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. (
  • Mature red blood cells lack a nucleus and organelles in mammals. (
  • The red blood cells (together with endothelial vessel cells and other cells) are also marked by glycoproteins that define the different blood types. (
  • 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. (
  • This takes twice as many red blood cells as regular donation. (
  • Red blood cells (RBCs) , also known as packed red blood cells (pRBCs) , are prepared from whole blood by removing plasma. (
  • Leukocyte-reduced red blood cells are prepared using special filters and have special indications. (
  • It happens if your body attacks the red blood cells in the blood you've received. (
  • Three highly unusual changes in the protein sequence allowed the mammoth's blood to deliver oxygen to cells even at very low temperatures, something that indicates adaptation to the Arctic environment," Professor Weber says. (
  • A combination of factors can contribute to clot formation, including prolonged immobility, endothelial cell (cells that line the blood vessel) dysfunction, and a procoagulant state (heightened blood clotting activity) due to genetic or environmental factors. (
  • Polycythemia is a condition that causes blood to thicken due to high numbers of red blood cells. (
  • Due to a genetic change in this fish, none of the genes involved in the genetic program for blood and blood vessel cells were activated. (
  • Many consider it science on the cutting edge: Umbilical cord blood rich in stem cells obtained once a child is born can be used to treat rare conditions and holds promise for the future. (
  • However, research has not yet proven that stem cells from cord blood work for all of the listed conditions. (
  • There are many blood disorders, and they can affect the quantity as well as the function of the cells in the blood (blood cells) or proteins in the blood clotting system or immune system. (
  • Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells is low. (
  • Iron is essential for life, so the body usually tightly controls iron absorption from food and recycles the iron from red blood cells. (
  • Leukemias are cancers of white blood cells or of cells that develop into white blood cells. (
  • and neoplasm = new abnormal growth, such as a precancer or cancer), the blood-producing cells in the bone marrow (precursor cells, also called stem cells) develop and reproduce excessively or are crowded out by an overgrowth of fibrous tissue. (
  • Sometimes, blood-producing cells appear and reproduce in the spleen and liver. (
  • Plasma cells develop from B cells ( B lymphocytes), a type of white blood cell that normally produces antibodies. (
  • White blood cells (leukocytes) are an important part of the body's defense against infectious organisms and foreign substances ( the immune system). (
  • Advances in medical science have resulted in increased interventions in critically ill patients creating foci from where bacteria can gain access to the blood stream resulting in an increase nosocomial BSI. (
  • A blood culture is a test that looks for germs (such as bacteria or fungi) in the blood. (
  • Doctors may order a blood culture if a child has signs of an infection that could be caused by bacteria or fungi. (
  • Not only are nosocomial infec- nurses disinfect skin with 70% alcohol fol- tions increasing, they are more frequently lowed by 2% povidone-iodine before col- being caused by pathogenic bacteria that lecting blood samples. (
  • What role does deep vein thrombosis play in blood clot formation? (
  • Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in the large veins of the arm or leg. (
  • It is crucial to contact a doctor for a diagnosis if a person has symptoms that might indicate thin blood. (
  • Do you believe that with continued research into blood clot formation we will be able to reduce the number of people dying from them each year? (
  • These medications impair blood clot formation but can also decrease platelet levels . (
  • Problems with your blood may include bleeding disorders , excessive clotting and platelet disorders . (
  • Disorders that affect the blood are called blood disorders or hematologic disorders. (
  • Most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels. (
  • You can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms. (
  • High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. (
  • Thin blood typically does not cause symptoms but can lead to excessive bleeding and bruising. (
  • This article will look at the causes of thin blood, the symptoms, and what a person can do about it. (
  • There are ways for a person with blood blisters in their mouth to relieve symptoms and promote healing. (
  • Many blood blisters in the mouth have no symptoms beyond the blister itself. (
  • Symptoms of a blood blister in the mouth will usually resolve when the blister goes away. (
  • Clinical symptoms and signs in patients are onto chocolate agar, blood agar and eosin not sufficiently reliable to predict bacter- methylene blue agar plates. (
  • A doctor can diagnose thin blood by looking at platelet numbers in a complete blood count or CBC. (
  • However, sometimes treating the underlying cause may not change the platelet count, and the blood will remain thin. (
  • Since most patients with sickle cell disease are Black or African American, the most compatible blood type match is most often from a donor of the same race or ethnicity. (
  • They stayed on a simple treatment protocol, and they were able to assist patients to ensure they had free medications, health coaching for lifestyle, home blood pressure measurement, and ensuring adherence. (
  • Patients who benefit most from the transfusion of RBCs include those with chronic anemia resulting from kidney failure or gastrointestinal bleeding, and those with acute blood loss resulting from surgery or trauma. (
  • Patients undergoing fludarabine therapy (purine analog) , bone marrow transplantation or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. (
  • Patients receiving granulocyte components, components that are HLA matched, or directed donations (from blood relatives) . (
  • In some patients, high blood pressure is related to other medical problems or can be a side effect of certain drugs. (
  • Many physicians may not be aware of the changes to blood pressure in trans patients who start hormone therapy," senior author Michael S. Irwig, MD, director of transgender medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, told Medscape Medical News . (
  • Although the American Heart Association issued a 2020 Scientific Statement addressing the cardiovascular disease risk, evidence on the effects specifically on blood pressure in transgender patients has been inconsistent. (
  • High blood pressure patients can significantly reduce their prescription medication by taking an antioxidant supplement to improve heart health, show the results of a new clinical study. (
  • In addition to daily visual examination, and other organisms likely to inhabit the blood subcultures are performed 6 to 12 hospital environment and the gastrointesti- hours after the first incubation on well- nal tracts of hospitalized patients [ 4,5 ]. (
  • Watch Blue Bloods: Season 4 with a subscription on Hulu, or buy it on Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV. (
  • By taking and testing a small sample of a person's blood, doctors can check for many kinds of diseases and conditions. (
  • Presently, we treat over 80 life threatening diseases,' said Sassoon, who was present at the dinner sponsored by ViaCord, a private cord blood banking firm. (
  • Surprisingly, fewer than 4 in 10 Americans are eligible to donate blood on any given day. (
  • Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. (
  • Find a drive and schedule a blood donation appointment today. (
  • 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. (
  • Blood pumping through the circulatory system is under pressure, much like the water in the pipes of a house. (
  • These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which facilitates oxygen transport by reversibly binding to this respiratory gas thereby increasing its solubility in blood. (
  • 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. (
  • In fact, Sassoon's statistics provided to a crowd of many parents-to-be comes from a 2008 study published in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation that included a variety of stem cell transplants from bone marrow and other sources. (
  • John's first blood donation was while he was in the Army in 1966 and he has given an average of four times per year ever since for a total of 225 units of blood . (
  • Carol's first donation was in 1985 and she has been giving four times per year like her husband John for a total of 150 units of blood . (
  • Later he found that there was a Red Cross blood donation center near where he lived so he started giving every two months. (
  • His first blood donation was in 2011 in Long Beach. (
  • Get a good rest and eat a healthy meal before you head to the donation center or the blood drive site. (
  • A typical donation of whole blood takes out about 10% of your blood volume. (
  • Donations are especially needed from people who recovered from COVID-19, the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2, because their plasma, the liquid part of the blood, likely has antibodies that can fight the virus. (
  • When you get a transfusion, the blood you're given has to work with the type of blood you have (either A, B, AB, or O). Otherwise, antibodies in your own blood will attack it, and cause problems. (
  • It may be caused by antibodies or other substances in the new blood. (
  • The or- ferred to blood culture media and immedi- ganisms most commonly isolated from ately transported to the hospital's blood cultures are Gram-positive cocci in- microbiology laboratory. (
  • High blood pressure is a common condition that affects the body's arteries. (
  • You'll likely go to your doctor's office or a hospital to receive your blood transfusion. (
  • The advertisements for cord blood banking appear in magazines, online, in doctor's offices and on Facebook. (
  • Most blood blisters in the mouth do not require a doctor's care. (
  • By this time there was a concern my years of niggling worries about my blood pressure might have led me to develop 'white coat syndrome' where your blood pressure is higher in the doctor's surgery than in your daily life. (
  • Checking your blood glucose before doing any physical activity is important to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). (
  • 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. (
  • What is centrifugation of blood? (
  • The Negative Effect of Centrifugation is a technique with great results in the recovery of mycobacterium for blood specimens. (
  • Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, (
  • This paternal ancestor lived in the midlands of England, probably around Marston-on-Dove in Derbyshire (see ). (
  • Lymphomas are cancers of lymphocytes, which reside in the lymphatic system and in blood-forming organs. (
  • Untreated, high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and other serious health problems. (
  • Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. (
  • Typically, blood pressure increases with age. (
  • Obesity or a family history of high blood pressure also increases risk. (
  • Eating a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and low in saturated fat and cholesterol can lower high blood pressure by up to 11 mm Hg . (
  • I'd also never smoked, had excellent blood cholesterol levels, and while I wasn't gym-goer, I tried to walk the hour-long journey to work as often as I could. (
  • The three recipients of the Blood Hero Award were honored at the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region's 17th Annual Hometown Heroes Ceremony on May 19, 2022. (
  • The digital meter obtains information from the blood on the strip, and within seconds, the glucose level is displayed on the screen. (
  • When your blood pressure stays high over time, it causes the heart to pump harder and work overtime, possibly leading to serious health problems such as heart attack , stroke , heart failure , and kidney failure . (
  • Some people take blood-thinning medications to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke . (
  • High blood pressure is a major factor in heart disease and stroke. (
  • While younger people with high blood pressure have a lower overall risk of heart disease and stroke in the next 10 years than older people, their risk is nonetheless higher than their peers. (
  • Your care provider will likely recommend more-frequent readings if have high blood pressure or other risk factors for heart disease. (
  • People who have readings of 130/80 or higher on at least two occasions are said to have high blood pressure . (
  • Blood pressure readings can be wrong if your cuff is the wrong size. (
  • The severely immune-compromised patient is prone to fungal as well as bacterial blood stream infections. (
  • If you have high blood pressure, the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls is consistently too high. (
  • Some people need medicine to treat high blood pressure. (
  • They usually don't occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage. (
  • If you're age 40 or older, or you're 18 to 39 with a high risk of high blood pressure, ask for a blood pressure check every year. (
  • If you have high blood pressure, you may wonder if medication is necessary to bring the numbers down. (
  • But lifestyle plays a vital role in treating high blood pressure. (
  • Carrying too much weight around the waist can increase the risk of high blood pressure. (
  • Regular physical activity can lower high blood pressure by about 5 to 8 mm Hg . (
  • Even a small reduction of sodium in the diet can improve heart health and reduce high blood pressure by about 5 to 6 mm Hg . (
  • How is high blood pressure diagnosed? (
  • What are the different types of high blood pressure? (
  • There are two main types of high blood pressure: primary and secondary high blood pressure. (
  • Primary, or essential, high blood pressure is the most common type of high blood pressure. (
  • Secondary high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition or use of certain medicines. (
  • Why do I need to worry about high blood pressure? (
  • What are the treatments for high blood pressure? (
  • Treatments for high blood pressure include heart-healthy lifestyle changes and medicines . (
  • But sometimes the changes do not control or lower your high blood pressure. (
  • If your high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition or medicine, treating that condition or stopping the medicine may lower your blood pressure. (
  • For one, I dont do drugs because of it(other than my required perscription) Diabetes can cause low and high blood sugar attacks which can be Very Strange! (
  • But then of course you could get some High blood sugar. (
  • High blood pressure -- in men and women -- is a big problem. (
  • Risk of high blood pressure begins to climb when people hit age 45, although it can occur in younger people. (
  • High blood pressure is especially dangerous because people can have it for years without knowing. (
  • Despite these gloomy statistics, high blood pressure is not inevitable. (
  • Many factors can lead to high blood pressure. (
  • Too much salt, too little potassium , and too much alcohol have all been found to increase the risk of high blood pressure. (
  • Too much stress and too little physical activity both increase the danger of developing high blood pressure, as does being overweight or obese. (
  • And as with many chronic illnesses, high blood pressure also tends to run in families, suggesting that genetics plays a role. (
  • High blood pressure is usually diagnosed using the familiar blood pressure test that involves a cuff wrapped around the upper arm. (
  • If someone were to take your blood pressure right after you gave a speech or jogged 5 miles, it'd probably be slightly high. (
  • But if your blood pressure stays high, you should talk with your doctor about treatment. (
  • Many people who have high blood pressure don't realize they have it. (
  • Being diagnosed with high blood pressure can be difficult for anyone. (
  • But at 25, wasn't I too young for high blood pressure? (
  • Generally younger people have a much lower chance of having high blood pressure than older people. (
  • In Australia, 7 per cent of men aged 25-34 have high blood pressure, compared with 3 per cent of women in the same age group. (
  • And growing up in a household with someone with high blood pressure, I had never used salt at the table. (
  • I'll probably never know why I'm one of the few people to develop high blood pressure earlier in life. (
  • While it's not as simple as inheriting a gene for high blood pressure, there is evidence to suggest a combination of different genes can influence susceptibility. (
  • all of my dad's immediate family has high blood pressure and he himself went on betablockers drugs that reduce heart rate and blood pressure in his late 20s. (
  • Drinking cherry juice may be as effective as medication in reducing high blood pressure, researchers have discovered. (
  • Folate, the B vitamin required by women to prevent birth defects in their babies, also appears to reduce the risk of them developing high blood pressure, shows new research. (
  • Physical activity can lower your blood glucose up to 24 hours or more after your workout by making your body more sensitive to insulin. (
  • If the body does not have enough insulin , the sugar cannot be transmitted from the blood to individual cell s, hence we do not have enough energy , and have all slew of other problems. (
  • Continuous monitoring provides documentation of blood glucose response to insulin dosing, eating, exercise, and additional influences. (
  • The researchers were able to "rigorously lower blood pressure from 157 to 127.6 in the intervention, 155 to 147 in the controls - 22 mg Hg - and if you look at the P values for all the various outcomes, they were very robust," Ferdinand said. (
  • A team of international researchers has brought the primary component of mammoth blood back to life using ancient DNA preserved in bones from Siberian specimens 25,000 to 43,000 years old. (
  • When a patient receives blood, it was given in advance by a generous donor. (
  • If you have type O blood, you're called a universal donor. (
  • A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. (
  • A blood transfusion is the transfer of blood or a blood component from one healthy person (a donor) to a sick person (a recipient). (
  • Donated blood must be very closely matched to the donor's blood type to avoid transfusion-related complications. (
  • The effect of sodium intake on blood pressure varies among groups of people. (
  • Oral intake of nitric oxide (NO) with low dose fermented garlic extract (FGE) has acute positive effects on carotid artery (CA) and cerebral blood flow (BF), according to research. (
  • The heart has to work harder to pump blood. (
  • The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association divide blood pressure into four general categories. (
  • By making these 10 lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. (
  • Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. (
  • Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. (
  • When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. (
  • Cocoa flavanols have been tied to lowering blood pressure and heart disease risk in new research by a Mars-backed project, but study authors say chocolate is too calorific to be a delivery vehicle. (
  • Daily consumption of a low-calorie cranberry juice may improve certain risk factors of heart disease, including blood pressure and triglycerides, says a new study from the Agricultural Research Service at the USDA and Ocean Spray Cranberries. (
  • DSM has prepared its next weapon to fight the growing rise of heart problems with the launch of a peptide ingredient which the company claims can reduce blood pressure. (
  • The splenic artery brings blood to the spleen from the heart. (
  • Type AB, the universal plasma donor's blood can be given to any patient needing plasma. (
  • So if you have type A blood, it's either A positive or A negative. (
  • Which type you are is important if you need a blood transfusion . (
  • But less than 10% of the population has Type O negative blood. (
  • On the other hand, O positive is the most common blood type. (
  • That's why blood banks screen for blood type , Rh-factor (positive or negative), as well as anything that can cause infection. (
  • About 40% of people have type O blood, which is safe to give almost anyone in a transfusion. (
  • If you have type AB blood, you can receive any type of blood and you're called a universal recipient. (
  • It's possible to experience an allergic reaction to the blood you receive, even if it's the correct blood type. (
  • Results of a trial using an intensive, 4-year program aimed at blood pressure lowering showed that intervention reduced not only blood pressure (BP), but also significantly reduced the risk of total dementia over that period. (
  • In the absence of curative treatment, the primary prevention of dementia through risk factor reduction, such as blood pressure lowering, becomes a public health priority. (