The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Reinfusion of blood or blood products derived from the patient's own circulation. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The transfer of erythrocytes from a donor to a recipient or reinfusion to the donor.
The transfer of blood platelets from a donor to a recipient or reinfusion to the donor.
Repetitive withdrawal of small amounts of blood and replacement with donor blood until a large proportion of the blood volume has been exchanged. Used in treatment of fetal erythroblastosis, hepatic coma, sickle cell anemia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, septicemia, burns, thrombotic thrombopenic purpura, and fulminant malaria.
The transfer of blood components such as erythrocytes, leukocytes, platelets, and plasma from a donor to a recipient or back to the donor. This process differs from the procedures undertaken in PLASMAPHERESIS and types of CYTAPHERESIS; (PLATELETPHERESIS and LEUKAPHERESIS) where, following the removal of plasma or the specific cell components, the remainder is transfused back to the donor.
Loss of blood during a surgical procedure.
In utero transfusion of BLOOD into the FETUS for the treatment of FETAL DISEASES, such as fetal erythroblastosis (ERYTHROBLASTOSIS, FETAL).
Centers for collecting, characterizing and storing human blood.
Testing erythrocytes to determine presence or absence of blood-group antigens, testing of serum to determine the presence or absence of antibodies to these antigens, and selecting biocompatible blood by crossmatching samples from the donor against samples from the recipient. Crossmatching is performed prior to transfusion.
Recovery of blood lost from surgical procedures for reuse by the same patient in AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS. It is collected during (intraoperatively) or after completion of (postoperatively) the surgical procedures.
Passage of blood from one fetus to another via an arteriovenous communication or other shunt, in a monozygotic twin pregnancy. It results in anemia in one twin and polycythemia in the other. (Lee et al., Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, 9th ed, p737-8)
A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.
Hemorrhage following any surgical procedure. It may be immediate or delayed and is not restricted to the surgical wound.
Antifibrinolytic hemostatic used in severe hemorrhage.
The oxygen-carrying proteins of ERYTHROCYTES. They are found in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The number of globin subunits in the hemoglobin quaternary structure differs between species. Structures range from monomeric to a variety of multimeric arrangements.
Agents that prevent fibrinolysis or lysis of a blood clot or thrombus. Several endogenous antiplasmins are known. The drugs are used to control massive hemorrhage and in other coagulation disorders.
Patient care procedures performed during the operation that are ancillary to the actual surgery. It includes monitoring, fluid therapy, medication, transfusion, anesthesia, radiography, and laboratory tests.
Members of a religious denomination founded in the United States during the late 19th century in which active evangelism is practiced, the imminent approach of the millennium is preached, and war and organized government authority in matters of conscience are strongly opposed (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). Jehovah's Witnesses generally refuse blood transfusions and other blood-based treatments based on religious belief.
The process by which blood or its components are kept viable outside of the organism from which they are derived (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).
An antigenic mismatch between donor and recipient blood. Antibodies present in the recipient's serum may be directed against antigens in the donor product. Such a mismatch may result in a transfusion reaction in which, for example, donor blood is hemolyzed. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984).
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
The degree to which the blood supply for BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS is free of harmful substances or infectious agents, and properly typed and crossmatched (BLOOD GROUPING AND CROSSMATCHING) to insure serological compatibility between BLOOD DONORS and recipients.
The mildest form of erythroblastosis fetalis in which anemia is the chief manifestation.
The transfer of leukocytes from a donor to a recipient or reinfusion to the donor.
Reduction of blood viscosity usually by the addition of cell free solutions. Used clinically (1) in states of impaired microcirculation, (2) for replacement of intraoperative blood loss without homologous blood transfusion, and (3) in cardiopulmonary bypass and hypothermia.
Interventions to provide care prior to, during, and immediately after surgery.
Substances that are used in place of blood, for example, as an alternative to BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS after blood loss to restore BLOOD VOLUME and oxygen-carrying capacity to the blood circulation, or to perfuse isolated organs.
The preparation of platelet concentrates with the return of red cells and platelet-poor plasma to the donor.
A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.
A condition characterized by the abnormal presence of ERYTHROBLASTS in the circulation of the FETUS or NEWBORNS. It is a disorder due to BLOOD GROUP INCOMPATIBILITY, such as the maternal alloimmunization by fetal antigen RH FACTORS leading to HEMOLYSIS of ERYTHROCYTES, hemolytic anemia (ANEMIA, HEMOLYTIC), general edema (HYDROPS FETALIS), and SEVERE JAUNDICE IN NEWBORN.
Antibodies from an individual that react with ISOANTIGENS of another individual of the same species.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
Agents acting to arrest the flow of blood. Absorbable hemostatics arrest bleeding either by the formation of an artificial clot or by providing a mechanical matrix that facilitates clotting when applied directly to the bleeding surface. These agents function more at the capillary level and are not effective at stemming arterial or venous bleeding under any significant intravascular pressure.
Glycoprotein hormone, secreted chiefly by the KIDNEY in the adult and the LIVER in the FETUS, that acts on erythroid stem cells of the BONE MARROW to stimulate proliferation and differentiation.
The removal of LEUKOCYTES from BLOOD to reduce BLOOD TRANSFUSION reactions and lower the chance of transmitting VIRUSES. This may be performed by FILTRATION or by CYTAPHERESIS.
A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.
Bleeding or escape of blood from a vessel.
Control of bleeding during or after surgery.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
International collective of humanitarian organizations led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Transplacental passage of fetal blood into the circulation of the maternal organism. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.
Infectious organisms in the BLOOD, of which the predominant medical interest is their contamination of blood-soiled linens, towels, gowns, BANDAGES, other items from individuals in risk categories, NEEDLES and other sharp objects, MEDICAL WASTE and DENTAL WASTE, all of which health workers are exposed to. This concept is differentiated from the clinical conditions of BACTEREMIA; VIREMIA; and FUNGEMIA where the organism is present in the blood of a patient as the result of a natural infectious process.
Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.
The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.
The process by which fetal Rh+ erythrocytes enter the circulation of an Rh- mother, causing her to produce IMMUNOGLOBULIN G antibodies, which can cross the placenta and destroy the erythrocytes of Rh+ fetuses. Rh isoimmunization can also be caused by BLOOD TRANSFUSION with mismatched blood.
Agents which improve the quality of the blood, increasing the hemoglobin level and the number of erythrocytes. They are used in the treatment of anemias.
Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.
A single-chain polypeptide derived from bovine tissues consisting of 58 amino-acid residues. It is an inhibitor of proteolytic enzymes including CHYMOTRYPSIN; KALLIKREIN; PLASMIN; and TRYPSIN. It is used in the treatment of HEMORRHAGE associated with raised plasma concentrations of plasmin. It is also used to reduce blood loss and transfusion requirements in patients at high risk of major blood loss during and following open heart surgery with EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION. (Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1995)
Replacement of the knee joint.
An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989)
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
Therapy of heavy metal poisoning using agents which sequester the metal from organs or tissues and bind it firmly within the ring structure of a new compound which can be eliminated from the body.
Surgery performed on the heart.
Excess blood loss from uterine bleeding associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR or CHILDBIRTH. It is defined as blood loss greater than 500 ml or of the amount that adversely affects the maternal physiology, such as BLOOD PRESSURE and HEMATOCRIT. Postpartum hemorrhage is divided into two categories, immediate (within first 24 hours after birth) or delayed (after 24 hours postpartum).
An infant during the first month after birth.
The residual portion of BLOOD that is left after removal of BLOOD CELLS by CENTRIFUGATION without prior BLOOD COAGULATION.
The number of PLATELETS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.
A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.
A subnormal level of BLOOD PLATELETS.
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS C ANTIGENS including antibodies to envelope, core, and non-structural proteins.
Hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders that occur as a consequence of abnormalities in blood coagulation due to a variety of factors such as COAGULATION PROTEIN DISORDERS; BLOOD PLATELET DISORDERS; BLOOD PROTEIN DISORDERS or nutritional conditions.
Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)
The techniques used to draw blood from a vein for diagnostic purposes or for treatment of certain blood disorders such as erythrocytosis, hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, and porphyria cutanea tarda.
Excision of all or part of the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
The number of RETICULOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. The values are expressed as a percentage of the ERYTHROCYTE COUNT or in the form of an index ("corrected reticulocyte index"), which attempts to account for the number of circulating erythrocytes.
The volume of packed RED BLOOD CELLS in a blood specimen. The volume is measured by centrifugation in a tube with graduated markings, or with automated blood cell counters. It is an indicator of erythrocyte status in disease. For example, ANEMIA shows a low value; POLYCYTHEMIA, a high value.
An antifibrinolytic agent that acts by inhibiting plasminogen activators which have fibrinolytic properties.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans due to infection by VIRUSES. There are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (HEPATITIS A; HEPATITIS E) or blood transfusion (HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C; and HEPATITIS D).
Replacement of the hip joint.
A rare transmissible encephalopathy most prevalent between the ages of 50 and 70 years. Affected individuals may present with sleep disturbances, personality changes, ATAXIA; APHASIA, visual loss, weakness, muscle atrophy, MYOCLONUS, progressive dementia, and death within one year of disease onset. A familial form exhibiting autosomal dominant inheritance and a new variant CJD (potentially associated with ENCEPHALOPATHY, BOVINE SPONGIFORM) have been described. Pathological features include prominent cerebellar and cerebral cortical spongiform degeneration and the presence of PRIONS. (From N Engl J Med, 1998 Dec 31;339(27))
Bleeding from a PEPTIC ULCER that can be located in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
The indelible marking of TISSUES, primarily SKIN, by pricking it with NEEDLES to imbed various COLORING AGENTS. Tattooing of the CORNEA is done to colorize LEUKOMA spots.
Erythrocyte isoantigens of the Rh (Rhesus) blood group system, the most complex of all human blood groups. The major antigen Rh or D is the most common cause of erythroblastosis fetalis.
Organic chemicals that form two or more coordination links with an iron ion. Once coordination has occurred, the complex formed is called a chelate. The iron-binding porphyrin group of hemoglobin is an example of a metal chelate found in biological systems.
The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The period during a surgical operation.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the fetus and amniotic cavity through abdominal or uterine entry.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Bleeding from the nose.
The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.
Sets of cell surface antigens located on BLOOD CELLS. They are usually membrane GLYCOPROTEINS or GLYCOLIPIDS that are antigenically distinguished by their carbohydrate moieties.
Solutions having the same osmotic pressure as blood serum, or another solution with which they are compared. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed & Dorland, 28th ed)
A human infant born before 37 weeks of GESTATION.
The aggregate of various economic, political, and social policies by which an imperial power maintains or extends its control over other areas or peoples. It includes the practice of or belief in acquiring and retaining colonies. The emphasis is less on its identity as an ideological political system than on its designation in a period of history. (Webster, 3d ed; from Dr. J. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
The number of RED BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.
Any liquid used to replace blood plasma, usually a saline solution, often with serum albumins, dextrans or other preparations. These substances do not enhance the oxygen- carrying capacity of blood, but merely replace the volume. They are also used to treat dehydration.
Acquired hemolytic anemia due to the presence of AUTOANTIBODIES which agglutinate or lyse the patient's own RED BLOOD CELLS.
A test to detect non-agglutinating ANTIBODIES against ERYTHROCYTES by use of anti-antibodies (the Coombs' reagent.) The direct test is applied to freshly drawn blood to detect antibody bound to circulating red cells. The indirect test is applied to serum to detect the presence of antibodies that can bind to red blood cells.
Use of a thrombelastograph, which provides a continuous graphic record of the physical shape of a clot during fibrin formation and subsequent lysis.
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
Conditions in which there is a generalized increase in the iron stores of body tissues, particularly of liver and the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM, without demonstrable tissue damage. The name refers to the presence of stainable iron in the tissue in the form of hemosiderin.
A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.
A condition of lung damage that is characterized by bilateral pulmonary infiltrates (PULMONARY EDEMA) rich in NEUTROPHILS, and in the absence of clinical HEART FAILURE. This can represent a spectrum of pulmonary lesions, endothelial and epithelial, due to numerous factors (physical, chemical, or biological).
The major human blood type system which depends on the presence or absence of two antigens A and B. Type O occurs when neither A nor B is present and AB when both are present. A and B are genetic factors that determine the presence of enzymes for the synthesis of certain glycoproteins mainly in the red cell membrane.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.
Transplantation between individuals of the same species. Usually refers to genetically disparate individuals in contradistinction to isogeneic transplantation for genetically identical individuals.
The insertion of a catheter through the skin and body wall into the kidney pelvis, mainly to provide urine drainage where the ureter is not functional. It is used also to remove or dissolve renal calculi and to diagnose ureteral obstruction.
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
The senescence of RED BLOOD CELLS. Lacking the organelles that make protein synthesis possible, the mature erythrocyte is incapable of self-repair, reproduction, and carrying out certain functions performed by other cells. This limits the average life span of an erythrocyte to 120 days.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
The time periods immediately before, during and following a surgical operation.
Specialized hospital facilities which provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for trauma patients.
Agents used to prevent or reverse the pathological events leading to sickling of erythrocytes in sickle cell conditions.
A space in which the pressure is far below atmospheric pressure so that the remaining gases do not affect processes being carried on in the space.
The number of LEUKOCYTES and ERYTHROCYTES per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD. A complete blood count (CBC) also includes measurement of the HEMOGLOBIN; HEMATOCRIT; and ERYTHROCYTE INDICES.
Measurement of hemoglobin concentration in blood.
Organized procedures for establishing patient identity, including use of bracelets, etc.
An autologous or commercial tissue adhesive containing FIBRINOGEN and THROMBIN. The commercial product is a two component system from human plasma that contains more than fibrinogen and thrombin. The first component contains highly concentrated fibrinogen, FACTOR VIII, fibronectin, and traces of other plasma proteins. The second component contains thrombin, calcium chloride, and antifibrinolytic agents such as APROTININ. Mixing of the two components promotes BLOOD CLOTTING and the formation and cross-linking of fibrin. The tissue adhesive is used for tissue sealing, HEMOSTASIS, and WOUND HEALING.
A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.
Acute hemorrhage or excessive fluid loss resulting in HYPOVOLEMIA.
A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Natural product isolated from Streptomyces pilosus. It forms iron complexes and is used as a chelating agent, particularly in the mesylate form.
Surgical procedure involving either partial or entire removal of the spleen.
Yellow discoloration of the SKIN; MUCOUS MEMBRANE; and SCLERA in the NEWBORN. It is a sign of NEONATAL HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA. Most cases are transient self-limiting (PHYSIOLOGICAL NEONATAL JAUNDICE) occurring in the first week of life, but some can be a sign of pathological disorders, particularly LIVER DISEASES.
A mucosal tumor of the urinary bladder or nasal cavity in which proliferating epithelium is invaginated beneath the surface and is more smoothly rounded than in other papillomas. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A form of anemia in which the bone marrow fails to produce adequate numbers of peripheral blood elements.
The taking of a blood sample to determine its character as a whole, to identify levels of its component cells, chemicals, gases, or other constituents, to perform pathological examination, etc.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Acquired degenerative dilation or expansion (ectasia) of normal BLOOD VESSELS, often associated with aging. They are isolated, tortuous, thin-walled vessels and sources of bleeding. They occur most often in mucosal capillaries of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT leading to GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE and ANEMIA.
A species of protozoa infecting humans via the intermediate tick vector IXODES scapularis. The other hosts are the mouse PEROMYSCUS leucopus and meadow vole MICROTUS pennsylvanicus, which are fed on by the tick. Other primates can be experimentally infected with Babesia microti.
Volume of circulating BLOOD. It is the sum of the PLASMA VOLUME and ERYTHROCYTE VOLUME.
A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
Organic and inorganic compounds that contain iron as an integral part of the molecule.
A process of separating particulate matter from a fluid, such as air or a liquid, by passing the fluid carrier through a medium that will not pass the particulates. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.
The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.
Surgery performed on the ear and its parts, the nose and nasal cavity, or the throat, including surgery of the adenoids, tonsils, pharynx, and trachea.
The black, tarry, foul-smelling FECES that contain degraded blood.
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens. When transmission is within the same species, the mode can be horizontal or vertical (INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, VERTICAL).
Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.
Laboratory tests for evaluating the individual's clotting mechanism.
A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.
The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.
A family of RNA viruses, many of which cause disease in humans and domestic animals. There are three genera FLAVIVIRUS; PESTIVIRUS; and HEPACIVIRUS, as well as several unassigned species.
Techniques for controlling bleeding.
A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
A condition of inadequate circulating red blood cells (ANEMIA) or insufficient HEMOGLOBIN due to premature destruction of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES).
A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is associated with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C virus is the type species.
Multiple erythrocytic antigens that comprise at least three pairs of alternates and amorphs, determined by one complex gene or possibly several genes at closely linked loci. The system is important in transfusion reactions. Its expression involves the X-chromosome.
A membrane or barrier with micrometer sized pores used for separation purification processes.
Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
Non-nucleated disk-shaped cells formed in the megakaryocyte and found in the blood of all mammals. They are mainly involved in blood coagulation.
The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.
An anatomic severity scale based on the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and developed specifically to score multiple traumatic injuries. It has been used as a predictor of mortality.
Those hepatitis B antigens found on the surface of the Dane particle and on the 20 nm spherical and tubular particles. Several subspecificities of the surface antigen are known. These were formerly called the Australia antigen.
Antigens that exist in alternative (allelic) forms in a single species. When an isoantigen is encountered by species members who lack it, an immune response is induced. Typical isoantigens are the BLOOD GROUP ANTIGENS.
Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.
Immunoglobulins raised by any form of viral hepatitis; some of these antibodies are used to diagnose the specific kind of hepatitis.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.
Shortened forms of written words or phrases used for brevity.
Injuries caused by impact with a blunt object where there is no penetration of the skin.
A prolonged painful erection that may lasts hours and is not associated with sexual activity. It is seen in patients with SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, advanced malignancy, spinal trauma; and certain drug treatments.
Multiple physical insults or injuries occurring simultaneously.
A progressive condition usually characterized by combined failure of several organs such as the lungs, liver, kidney, along with some clotting mechanisms, usually postinjury or postoperative.
Iron-containing proteins that are widely distributed in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Their major function is to store IRON in a nontoxic bioavailable form. Each ferritin molecule consists of ferric iron in a hollow protein shell (APOFERRITINS) made of 24 subunits of various sequences depending on the species and tissue types.
Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
A group of tick-borne diseases of mammals including ZOONOSES in humans. They are caused by protozoa of the genus BABESIA, which parasitize erythrocytes, producing hemolysis. In the U.S., the organism's natural host is mice and transmission is by the deer tick IXODES SCAPULARIS.
Identification of the major histocompatibility antigens of transplant DONORS and potential recipients, usually by serological tests. Donor and recipient pairs should be of identical ABO blood group, and in addition should be matched as closely as possible for HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in order to minimize the likelihood of allograft rejection. (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
Tumors or cancer of the LIVER.
Antigens determined by leukocyte loci found on chromosome 6, the major histocompatibility loci in humans. They are polypeptides or glycoproteins found on most nucleated cells and platelets, determine tissue types for transplantation, and are associated with certain diseases.
Starches that have been chemically modified so that a percentage of OH groups are substituted with 2-hydroxyethyl ether groups.
Accumulations of blood in the PERITONEAL CAVITY due to internal HEMORRHAGE.
The period following a surgical operation.
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Intrauterine Transfusion (IUT) is done either by intraperitoneal transfusion (IPT) or intravenous transfusion (IVT). IVT is ... Over half of the cases of anti-K1 related HDN are caused by multiple blood transfusions. Antibodies to the other Kell antigens ... The woman may have received a therapeutic blood transfusion. ABO blood group system and the D antigen of the Rhesus (Rh) blood ... might be negative after fetal interuterine blood transfusion) Blood tests done on the mother Positive indirect Coombs test ...
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Isoimmunization by 7 serial intrauterine blood transfusions. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India. 1999 June, 81- ... D Deka, Garg PK, Mittal S. Fetal intrauterine transfusion for non-hydropic and hydropic disease due to Rh isoimmunization. Int ... Fetal intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in Rh hemolytic disease. Int J Hum Genet 2006; 2: 44.. • ... He has developed expertise in intrauterine blood transfusions, chorionic villous sampling, amniocentesis and fetal reduction in ...
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... transfusion of blood, packed red cells and platelets; intrauterine balloon; manual replacement of uterine inversion; surgical ... The cost of transfusions of blood or blood products merits special attention because it is generally an important driver of ... Uterine massage; cord clamping and controlled cord traction; administration of pabal, intravenous oxytocin, misoprostol, ... Transfusion of blood or a blood product is also nearly universal (93%). The use of multiple uterotonics is very common as well ...
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... intravenous immune globulin, and intrauterine transfusion. Transfusion. 2017 Dec 17. [Medline]. ... Prediction of severe fetal anemia in red blood cell alloimmunization after previous intrauterine transfusions. Am J Obstet ... Fetal transfusion for red blood cell alloimmunization in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Jul. 88(1):137-50. [Medline]. ... Zwiers C, van Kamp I, Oepkes D, Lopriore E. Intrauterine transfusion and non-invasive treatment options for hemolytic disease ...
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  • The World Health Organization (WHO) technical report in 1971 recommended that a dose of 25 mcg (125 IU) of anti-D immunoglobulin G (IgG) should be given intramuscularly for every 1 mL of fetomaternal hemorrhage of Rh-positive packed RBCs or 2 mL of whole blood. (
  • Antibodies (intravenous immunoglobulin, or IVIG) to help protect the baby's red cells from being destroyed. (
  • Postponing early intrauterine transfusion with intravenous immunoglobulin treatment: the PETIT study on severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. (
  • Maternal therapy involving the administration of intravenous immunoglobulin and/or steroids is also effective and associated with fewer risks to the fetus. (
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is associated with a 75% response rate, and a very rare risk of ICH, with half of non-responders improved with the addition of highdose prednisone. (
  • In the most serious cases, a blood transfusion may be carried out while your baby is still in the womb and a medication called intravenous immunoglobulin may be used when they're born if phototherapy isn't effective. (
  • In some cases, treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is used alongside phototherapy if the level of bilirubin in your baby's blood continues to rise at an hourly rate. (
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin helps to prevent red blood cells being destroyed, so the level of bilirubin in your baby's blood will stop rising. (
  • Concerns over possible side effects, and the limited supply of intravenous immunoglobulin, mean that it's only used when the bilirubin level is rising rapidly, despite phototherapy sessions. (
  • In chronic infection, which usually occurs in immunocompromised patients, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in doses ranging from 0.4g/kg/day for 5 days up to 2g/kg/day in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with RBC aplasia may be needed. (
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin, rituximab, and splenectomy are other treatment modalities. (
  • He received an exchange transfusion on day 0, immunoglobulin (intravenous immunoglobulin: 1 g/kg) on days 0 and 1, and photo therapy from days 0 to 6. (
  • High dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) at a dose of 1-2 g/kg body weight) given to the neonate is effective in about 75% of cases. (
  • Intracranial bleeding in utero can occur, and most obstetricians will monitor the fetal platelet count and administer intravenous immunoglobulin IVIG to the mother, and intrauterine platelet transfusions should the platelet count be very low. (
  • In severe cases, an exchange transfusion may need to be performed. (
  • In the most severe cases of HDN, the fetus may die in utero or be born with severe anaemia that requires replacement of red cells by exchange transfusion. (
  • Procedure time for the bolus transfusion was shorter than for the exchange transfusion (t test, p less than 0.001). (
  • Infants who have undergone exchange transfusion are also at risk. (
  • In both these conditions the allogeneic cells have been shown to persist (6-8 weeks in case of exchange transfusion and 2-4 years in case of in utero transfusion). (
  • The aim of our study was to evaluate the middle cerebral artery velocimetry before and after intrauterine blood transfusion in immune hydrops fetalis. (
  • For hydrops fetalis, intrauterine RBC transfusion may be indicated between 18 to 35 weeks gestation. (
  • The most severely affected infants (almost always Rh incompatibility) will also have severe intrauterine anemia with generalized edema (hydrops fetalis, erythroblastosis fetalis), including pleural effusions and ascites leading to severe respiratory distress and cardiovascular instability. (
  • We report successful management of a pregnancy associated with fetal hemolytic disease owing to high titers of anti-Rh17 (1:4096) in a woman with a history of a pregnancy with fetal hydrops and intrauterine fetal death. (
  • The three most common models in which a woman becomes sensitized toward (i.e., produces IgG antibodies against) a particular antigen are hemorrhage, blood transfusion, and ABO incompatibility. (
  • In subsequent pregnancies, if there is a similar incompatibility in the fetus, these antibodies are then able to cross the placenta into the fetal bloodstream to attach to the red blood cells and cause their destruction (hemolysis). (
  • This occurs due to incompatibility of the blood groups of the mother and fetus, which arises when the fetus inherits a certain blood group factor from the father that is absent in the mother. (
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis can be caused due to incompatibility of either of two major blood types. (
  • If both A or B are absent, the blood group is O. ABO incompatibility disease is almost exclusively limited to fetuses with A or B antigens whose mothers have blood group O. Approximately one -third of fetuses have the mother s antibodies in their circulation, but only a small percentage develop symptoms of ABO incompatibility disease . (
  • Intrauterine transfusions for red blood cell maternofetal incompatibility in monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy. (
  • ABO incompatibility is less severe than Rh incompatibility because there are fewer group A or B antigen sites on neonatal red blood cells compared with Rh antigens, allowing sensitized A or B cells to survive longer in the infant's circulation than with anti-Rh antibodies. (
  • An acute hemolytic transfusion reaction due to ABO incompatibility is specifically identified as a reviewable sentinel event for which a comprehensive analysis of cause, corrective action, preventive action and reporting are required. (
  • Alternatively Group O negative blood available from blood storage fridges in*: Accident & Emergency - ARI Labour Ward - AMH Surgical Block (BU / Ward 14) - ARI Mail Room - WE G Theatres - ARI Dr Gray's, Elgin - DGH ECC - ARI *If O negative blood is required for RACH it is available from A&E (ARI) Blood Components / Products For provision of blood components (Platelets, Fresh Frozen Plasma, Cryoprecipitate), the Blood Bank must be contacted. (
  • Platelets Can be ordered via Blood Bank as per protocol. (
  • Platelet Disease similar to RBC Rh disease Like red blood cells (RBCs), platelets have specific surf ace proteins called antigens Mother lacks platelet antigen possessed by father Mother is exposed to antigen by fetal platelets Maternal sensitization to incompatible fetal (platelet) antigens Transplacental transfer of maternal antiplatelet antibody to the fetus Subsequent antibody-coating and sequestration of platelets in the fetal reticuloendothelial system. (
  • The two most common ones are decreased production in the bone marrow and increased destruction of platelets (immune thrombocytopenia purpura, drug induced, etc) in the peripheral blood. (
  • Transfusion of blood products such as cryoprecipitate and platelets should be considered only if there is significant bleeding. (
  • 30 x 10 9 /L. Several transfusions of compatible platelets may be needed. (
  • Surprisingly, however, provision of untyped (presumably HPA-1a-positive) platelets may be clinically effective in many cases of haemorrhage due to NAIT associated with anti-HPA-1a alloantibodies, and are preferable to delaying any transfusion during attempts to identify HPA-1a-negative donors. (
  • red blood cells 2 X 10 9 , random donor platelets 4 X 10 7 and apheresis platelets 1 X 10 8 . (
  • When a mother's antibodies attack a fetus's blood platelets, it can have life-threatening consequences. (
  • Platelets include blood group antigens that the mother can make antibodies for. (
  • Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) is a blood problem in newborn babies. (
  • Hemolytic means breaking down of red blood cells. (
  • Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) is a blood disorder in a fetus or newborn infant. (
  • It is well noted that the anti-K antibody causes hemolytic transfusion reactions. (
  • Furthermore, the legitimacy and perspectives of screening methods for eliminating FNAIT risk is presented in light of the current methods for preventing hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) due to red blood cell alloimmunization. (
  • Anemia without hyperbilirubinemia is not likely to be due to a hemolytic process, but rather to blood loss or other more unusual problems such as bone marrow failure. (
  • Successful management of fetal hemolytic disease due to strong anti-Rh17 with plasma exchange and intrauterine transfusion in a woman with the D-- phenotype. (
  • Women with this blood type who have experienced previous pregnancies may produce anti-Rh17 antibodies, which may cause severe fetal hemolytic anemia or fetal death in subsequent pregnancies. (
  • Antibody testing results between the years 2013 and 2015 with relevant patient demographic data and red blood cell (RBC) transfusion history were retrieved. (
  • Strategies are discussed for managing pregnancy complicated with alloimmunization to an antibody to a high-prevalence antigen, including sources of red blood cells for intrauterine transfusions. (
  • Individuals that become immunized to red blood cell (RBC) alloantigens can experience an increased rate of antibody formation to additional RBC alloantigens following subsequent transfusion. (
  • Anti-K alloantibody is a type of red blood cell (RBC) antibody which is generated through immunization. (
  • Although Koreans generally do not have the K antigen on RBCs, we report a rare case of transfusion-related anti-K antibody in Korean patient. (
  • The pre-transfusion irregular antibody detection test should be performed carefully to detect very rare RBC alloantibodies. (
  • Occasionally there is an antibody to a so-called minor blood group antigen such as Duffy, Kell, or others. (
  • The flow cytometry is based on the detection of fetal red blood cells using a monoclonal anti-HbF antibody, and is the method most indicated for this estimation. (
  • citation needed] Fetal-maternal hemorrhage, which is the movement of fetal blood cells across the placenta, can occur during abortion, ectopic pregnancy, childbirth, ruptures in the placenta during pregnancy (often caused by trauma), or medical procedures carried out during pregnancy that breach the uterine wall. (
  • This is a major cause of HDN, because 75% of pregnancies result in some contact between fetal and maternal blood, and 15-50% of pregnancies have hemorrhages with the potential for immune sensitization. (
  • The amount of fetal blood needed to cause maternal sensitization depends on the individual's immune system and ranges from 0.1 mL to 30 mL. (
  • Deliveries by both caesarean section and vaginal deliveries that require instrumentation/intervention represent an even greater risk increasing a woman's vulnerability for peri-partum blood transfusion, chronic iron deficiency anaemia and iron store depletion, all compromising maternal wellbeing. (
  • It is a type of anemia in which the red blood cells (RBC) of the fetus are destroyed by maternal antibodies in an immune response targeted against the fetus. (
  • 8 Another study on maternal mortality in Egypt found that the main reasons for avoidable deaths were substandard care, delay in recognizing the condition, poor antenatal care and a lack of supplies including blood. (
  • Methods Our management protocol evolved over time from (1) serial fetal blood samplings (FBS) and platelet transfusion ( n = 13) via (2) combined FBS with maternal intravenous immunoglobulins ( n = 33) to (3) completely noninvasive treatment with immunoglobulins only ( n = 52 pregnancies, resulting in 53 neonates). (
  • Bleeding from the puncture site complicated 10 of the 31 intravascular transfusions, without apparent maternal or fetal consequences. (
  • Fortunately, this is much less common today with modern antenatal diagnosis and treatment, including intrauterine intravascular transfusions, which prevent and even reverse these findings before birth. (
  • Eight Rh-sensitized fetuses, between 21 weeks 2 days and 35 weeks of gestation, received 31 intravascular transfusions (13 exchange and 18 bolus) and one intraperitoneal transfusion under ultrasonographic guidance. (
  • 'The Children Act' - Film about Jehovah's Witness boy refusing blood transfusion (1 June 2018- 2:26 min. (
  • Isoimmunization by 7 serial intrauterine blood transfusions. (
  • We searched PubMed, Scopus, Embase, and Google Scholar databases using the keywords Rh isoimmunization "OR" intrauterine transfusion "AND" intracranial hemorrhage "OR" brain injury "OR" brain damage. (
  • Congenital parvovirus infection has a diverse presentation ranging from asymptomatic infants to intrauterine demise secondary to red cell aplasia or myocarditis. (
  • Pubmed ID: 11861949 Among preterm infants there is a relationship between skin blood flow and transepidermal water loss (TEWL). (
  • Neonates and infants: Most cases of TA-GVHD have been reported in neonates who have undergone intrauterine transfusion. (
  • Successful management of severe red blood cell alloimmunization in pregnancy with a combination. (
  • Intrauterine transfusion is the most common and successful intrauterine procedure for the treatment of fetal anemia due to red cell alloimmunization. (
  • Fetal intracranial hemorrhage is a very rare complication of intrauterine transfusion in patients with Rh(D) alloimmunization and it has been demonstrated only in a few case reports in the literature. (
  • While intrauterine intravascular transfusion has remarkable effect on the treatment of fetal red blood cell alloimmunization, the total procedure-related complication rate has been reported approximately 3.1 percent and commonly indicated as fetal death, neonatal death, emergency cesarean delivery, infection, and premature rupture of membranes [ 5 ]. (
  • We found only two papers that define three cases of intracranial hemorrhage associated with intrauterine transfusion due to Rh alloimmunization. (
  • Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is a cornerstone for its management, but can create significant challenges including RBC alloimmunization. (
  • Herein, we examine alloimmunization risk factors in Omani patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia. (
  • Children with SCD on CTT were followed prospectively for multiple transfusions. (
  • Thrombocytopenia due to dilution can occur in patients receiving multiple transfusions or in pregnant women as a result of increased plasma volume. (
  • ABO blood group system and the D antigen of the Rhesus (Rh) blood group system typing are routine prior to transfusion. (
  • When only the A antigen is present, the blood group is A. When only the B antigen is present, the blood group is B. When both A and B antigens are present, the blood group is AB. (
  • Rh is short for the "rhesus" antigen or blood type. (
  • Antigen-positive platelet transfusion in neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT). (
  • Treatment is aimed at correcting anemia with intrauterine and postnatal transfusions. (
  • This is from having too few red blood cells (anemia). (
  • Your child's healthcare provider will check this blood for antibodies, bilirubin, and anemia. (
  • Cordocentesis was perfomed if fetal anemia was suspicion and fetal hemoglobin levels were determined: before and after intrauterine transfusion. (
  • Percutaneous umbilical cord sampling (PUBS) and fetal intrauterine transfusions (FITS) are treatments for fetal anemia. (
  • Fetal anemia can destroy your baby's blood cells or attack the bone marrow. (
  • Percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling. (
  • Transmission occurs via vertical transmission (birth), large droplet respiratory secretions, transfusion of blood products, and percutaneous exposure to blood. (
  • In this test, a blood sample is taken from your baby's umbilical cord. (
  • A needle is usually inserted through the mother's abdomen (tummy) and into the umbilical cord, so donated blood can be injected into the baby. (
  • In a FITS procedure, your doctor carefully guides a needle into the blood vessels of your baby's umbilical cord or liver. (
  • If FNAIT is suspected, samples should be sent without delay to the histocompatibility and immunogenetics (H&I) laboratory at NHS Blood and Transplant, Filton, which provides specialist tests for the detection and identification of platelet-specific antibodies (Green, 2017). (
  • Fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) is the most common cause of severe thrombocytopenia - a low blood platelet count - in the fetus or newborn (Mella and Eddleman, 2015). (
  • The fetus and parent shared blood as surely as an intravenous drug user, hemophiliac, or blood transfusion recipient. (
  • Poor outcomes for the fetus and infant include: preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, intrauterine fetal death, low Apgar scores and infection. (
  • There are other minor blood group antigens that the fetus may carry, which can increase the risk of erythroblastosis fetalis. (
  • Intravascular exchange and bolus transfusion in the severely isoimmunized fetus. (
  • They code for 5 major antigens denoted by letters, C, c, E, e, and D. Rh blood group antigens are inherited as determined by at least 2 homologous but distinct membrane-associated proteins. (
  • A, B, AB, and O are the 4 major blood group antigens or types. (
  • There are other, much less common, types of mismatch between minor blood group antigens. (
  • IgG antibodies against other Rh antigens (including c, e, C, E) and blood group antigens (including Fy a and K) occur in about 0.5% of pregnancies. (
  • Among these antibodies are some which attack antigens on the red blood cells in the fetal circulation, breaking down and destroying the cells. (
  • The types are based on small substances (antigens) on the surface of the blood cells. (
  • HDFN can also be caused by antibodies to a variety of other blood group system antigens, but Kell and Rh are the most frequently encountered. (
  • The rare blood phenotype D-- is characterized by the absence of RhCcEe antigens. (
  • During pregnancy, RBCs from the unborn baby can cross into the mother's blood through the placenta. (
  • Infection of a susceptible woman in pregnancy, particularly before 20 weeks gestation, is associated with intrauterine fetal demise. (
  • The mother may develop these antibodies if fetal red blood cells cross the placenta (fetomaternal haemorrhage) during pregnancy or delivery. (
  • Preeclampsia is high blood pressure that starts after the 20th week of pregnancy. (
  • Herein, we described a case of grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage that was diagnosed following the first intrauterine transfusion and reviewed the literature about the fetal intracranial hemorrhage that occurred after intrauterine intravascular transfusion procedure. (
  • In many rodent laboratories, blood samples are collected from rats using the tail vein nick procedure and analyzed to quantify blood corticosterone levels as an indicator of stress. (
  • Fetal blood sampling (FBS) is associated with a 12% risk of fetal loss per procedure, and 510% cumulative. (
  • For example, the need for transfusion is considered one of the key parameters for determining the appropriateness of an operative procedure. (
  • There's a small risk of miscarriage during an intrauterine foetal blood transfusion, so it's usually only used in particularly severe cases. (
  • FNAIT has an estimated incidence of 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 1,500 live births, however the true incidence is likely higher as it is often not considered in cases of miscarriage or intrauterine fetal demise. (
  • Methods Three hundred and seventy-three unrelated blood donors and 31 transfusion-dependent patients were evaluated to investigate polymorphisms of the Rh, Kell, Duffy, Kidd, and Diego blood group systems in a population from the state of Santa Catarina. (
  • Conclusion This article reports for the first time the frequency of polymorphisms of blood group systems in blood donors from Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil. (
  • An investigation of parvovirus B19-seronegative recipients of blood components from donors who were positive for parvovirus B19 DNA using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) failed to demonstrate any evidence of transmission when the donors viral loads were below 10 6 IU/mL. (
  • Chronic transfusion therapy (CTT) for sickle cell disease (SCD) reduces disease morbidity by suppressing the amount of circulating hemoglobin S (HbS)-containing red blood cells (RBC). (
  • The strategies for antenatal treatment have included the use of serial platelet transfusions that, while effective, are invasive and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. (
  • Routine antenatal screening should be performed in accordance with the ANZSBT Guidelines for Transfusion and Immunohaematology Laboratory Practice . (
  • Testing is done to look for for Rh positive antibodies in your blood. (
  • This can show your baby's blood group, Rh factor, red blood cell count, and antibodies. (
  • These antibodies attack the RBCs in the baby's blood and cause them to break down too early. (
  • This involves removing a large amount of the baby's blood, and thus the extra bilirubin and antibodies. (
  • This process helps to remove some of the bilirubin in the baby's blood and also removes the antibodies that cause rhesus disease. (
  • again test results for red blood cell antibodies are negative. (
  • Women who are blood type O have naturally occurring anti-A and anti-B antibodies, mostly of the IgM class but some IgG. (
  • IgM antibodies do not cross the placenta, but IgG antibodies, if present, can cross and bind to the infant's red blood cells, causing removal by the infant's reticuloendothelial system. (
  • The mother's blood should also be tested for the presence of IgG red cell antibodies, as these may also cause HDN. (
  • However, oral iron supplementation can lead to significant side effects resulting in non-compliance in many patients and the risks for RBC transfusion are well described and should be avoided whenever possible. (
  • 2013 BTM 12th Edition COMPONENTS IN AN EMERGENCY NOTE O RhD - negative, K- negative blood should be used for all female patients of childbearing potential, until group - specific is available or for anyone whose plasma is known to contain anti-D. O RhD - positive blood may be given in an emergency to male patients and women of post-childbearing age or known to be RhD - positive. (
  • SUMMARY: Patients with pelvic and/or acetabular fractures can sustain significant blood loss at the time of their injury and during surgery. (
  • Immune competent cells are transplanted under two circumstances, when cellular blood products are transfused and in patients receiving allogeneic stem cells. (
  • Patients receiving transfusion of a cellular product are exposed to a dose of T lymphocytes capable of causing GVHD. (
  • The mainstay of therapy is supportive management, including seizure prophylaxis and blood pressure control in patients with hypertension. (
  • Some patients require transfusion of blood products, and most benefit from corticosteroid therapy. (
  • In 1998, this recommendation was reinforced by the American Association of Blood Banks and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists with inclusion of prophylaxis at 28 weeks' gestation. (
  • Transmission is primarily person to person via respiratory secretions, although vertical transmission can occur as well as transmission from blood transfusions. (
  • Both disorders occur only in monochorionic twins and result from unbalanced blood flow through placental vascular anastomoses. (
  • GVHD can occur after transfusion as little as 4 X 10 3 T-lymphocytes/kg. (
  • IDA) correction with intravenous ferric carboxymaltose in pregnant women with mild, moderate and severe anaemia in the second and third trimester. (
  • The objective of this study was to quantify fetal red blood cell levels of pregnant women using flow cytometry. (
  • Intravenous fentanyl (10 microg/kg estimated fetal weight x 1.25 placental correction) was given once at intrahepatic vein transfusion in 16 fetuses, and changes (posttransfusion - pretransfusion) in beta endorphin, cortisol, and middle cerebral artery pulsatility index were compared with intrahepatic vein transfusions without fentanyl and with control transfusions at the placental cord insertion. (
  • Comparison with control fetuses transfused without fentanyl indicated that the beta endorphin and cerebral Doppler response to intrahepatic vein transfusion with fentanyl approached that of nonstressful placental cord transfusions. (
  • HDN may develop when a mother and her unborn baby have different blood types. (
  • It occurs when your baby's red blood cells break down at a fast rate. (
  • If the baby's Rh factor is positive, like his or her father's, this can be an issue if the baby's red blood cells cross to the Rh negative mother. (
  • When the disease is moderate or severe, many erythroblasts (immature red blood cells) are present in the fetal blood, earning these forms of the disease the name erythroblastosis fetalis (British English: erythroblastosis foetalis). (
  • Erythroblastosis means making immature red blood cells. (
  • This program is now performed at the Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine in cooperation with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education in Warsaw as well as the UiT The Arctic University of Norway. (
  • the number of blood transfusions and the incidences of sepsis were recorded. (
  • Like other forms of severe neonatal jaundice, there is the possibility of the neonate developing acute or chronic kernicterus, however the risk of kernicterus in HDN is higher because of the rapid and massive destruction of blood cells. (
  • Analgesia has been recommended for intrauterine procedures or late termination, but without evidence that it works. (
  • This is known as intrauterine foetal blood transfusion. (
  • An intrauterine foetal blood transfusion requires specialist training and is not available in all hospitals. (
  • You may need more than one intrauterine foetal blood transfusion. (
  • For many decades the mainstay treatment of IDA has been oral iron and red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. (
  • In more severe cases, a treatment called phototherapy is usually needed and blood transfusions may help to speed up the removal of bilirubin (a substance created when red blood cells break down) from the body. (
  • Conventional treatment procedures available (e.g., lifelong red blood cell transfusion, iron chelation therapy, and splenectomy) have levied high expenses on the health-care systems. (
  • Mammals that hibernate experience extreme metabolic states and body temperatures as they transition between euthermia, a state resembling typical warm blooded mammals, and prolonged torpor, a state of suspended animation where the brain receives as low as 10% of normal cerebral blood flow. (
  • RESUMEN INTRODUCCIÓN: El delirium es una falla cerebral de origen multifactorial, común, y en ocasiones relacionada con un desenlace fatal. (
  • La literatura médica actual muestra que las imágenes de rutina (tomografía o resonancia cerebral) resultan negativas para lesiones agudas hasta en el 94 % de los pacientes que cumplen criterios diagnósticos. (
  • Por lo anterior, nuestra idea es describir los principales hallazgos radiológicos en imagen cerebral en pacientes con diagnóstico de delirium en urgencias u hospitalización en un hospital de alta complejidad de Bogotá, valorados por el departamento de neurología. (
  • Fetal Brain Injury Associated with Parvovirus B19 Congenital Infection Requiring Intrauterine Transfusion. (
  • Sample requirements for laboratory investigations are 1 x 6mL clotted blood and 1 x 6mL blood containing EDTA (a preservative) from the mother, 1 x 6mL EDTA from the father and 1 x 1mL EDTA from the infant if available. (
  • During phototherapy, fluids will usually be given into a vein (intravenous hydration) because more water is lost through your baby's skin and more urine is produced as the bilirubin is expelled. (
  • A blood transfusion normally takes place through a tube inserted into a vein (intravenous cannula). (
  • Intravenous means that it's injected into a vein. (
  • The authors investigated whether fentanyl ablates the fetal stress response to needling using the model of delayed interval sampling during intrahepatic vein blood sampling and transfusion in alloimmunized fetuses undergoing intravascular transfusion between 20 and 35 weeks. (
  • P = 0.11) in fetuses who had paired intrahepatic vein transfusions with and without fentanyl. (
  • The authors conclude that intravenous fentanyl attenuates the fetal stress response to intrahepatic vein needling. (
  • Expression is limited to red blood cells (RBCs), with an increasing density during their maturation, unlike the ABH system, which exists in a wide variety of tissues. (
  • Normally, red blood cells (RBCs) last for about 120 days in the body. (
  • In this disorder, RBCs in the blood are destroyed quickly and thus do not last as long. (
  • But it may also happen any time the mother's and baby's blood cells mix. (
  • The Rh negative mother's immune system sees the baby's Rh positive red blood cells as foreign. (
  • This is a substance that forms as blood cells break down. (
  • ABO and RhD group-specific red cells available for collection from Blood Bank within 20 minutes of receipt of sample. (
  • It's also possible for the baby to have a transfusion of just red blood cells to top up those they already have. (
  • When this happens, your baby's body can't make normal blood cells. (
  • Then your doctor transfers specially prepared blood cells into your baby. (
  • Red blood cells become fragmented as they pass through small blood vessels with endothelial damage and fibrin deposits. (
  • After delivery bilirubin is no longer cleared (via the placenta) from the neonate's blood and the symptoms of jaundice (yellowish skin and yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes, or icterus) increase within 24 hours after birth. (
  • Testing of the baby's blood for bilirubin levels. (
  • The light absorbed by the skin during phototherapy lowers the bilirubin levels in the baby's blood through a process called photo-oxidation. (
  • This makes it easier for the baby's liver to break down the bilirubin and remove it from the blood. (
  • In some cases, the levels of bilirubin in the blood may be high enough to require one or more blood transfusions . (
  • This excessive red blood cell destruction leads to hyperbilirubinemia because of slow conjugation of bilirubin by the liver. (
  • Clinical manifestations include pain in the right upper quadrant, high blood pressure, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver enzymes. (