A myeloproliferative disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by abnormal proliferation of all hematopoietic bone marrow elements and an absolute increase in red cell mass and total blood volume, associated frequently with splenomegaly, leukocytosis, and thrombocythemia. Hematopoiesis is also reactive in extramedullary sites (liver and spleen). In time myelofibrosis occurs.
An increase in the total red cell mass of the blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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.
A clinical syndrome characterized by repeated spontaneous hemorrhages and a remarkable increase in the number of circulating platelets.
A Janus kinase subtype that is involved in signaling from GROWTH HORMONE RECEPTORS; PROLACTIN RECEPTORS; and a variety of CYTOKINE RECEPTORS such as ERYTHROPOIETIN RECEPTORS and INTERLEUKIN RECEPTORS. Dysregulation of Janus kinase 2 due to GENETIC TRANSLOCATIONS have been associated with a variety of MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS.
A de novo myeloproliferation arising from an abnormal stem cell. It is characterized by the replacement of bone marrow by fibrous tissue, a process that is mediated by CYTOKINES arising from the abnormal clone.
Conditions which cause proliferation of hemopoietically active tissue or of tissue which has embryonic hemopoietic potential. They all involve dysregulation of multipotent MYELOID PROGENITOR CELLS, most often caused by a mutation in the JAK2 PROTEIN TYROSINE KINASE.
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.
Liquid components of living organisms.
Increased numbers of platelets in the peripheral blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)
An antineoplastic agent that acts by alkylation.
The cells in the erythroid series derived from MYELOID PROGENITOR CELLS or from the bi-potential MEGAKARYOCYTE-ERYTHROID PROGENITOR CELLS which eventually give rise to mature RED BLOOD CELLS. The erythroid progenitor cells develop in two phases: erythroid burst-forming units (BFU-E) followed by erythroid colony-forming units (CFU-E); BFU-E differentiate into CFU-E on stimulation by ERYTHROPOIETIN, and then further differentiate into ERYTHROBLASTS when stimulated by other factors.
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.
The production of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES). In humans, erythrocytes are produced by the YOLK SAC in the first trimester; by the liver in the second trimester; by the BONE MARROW in the third trimester and after birth. In normal individuals, the erythrocyte count in the peripheral blood remains relatively constant implying a balance between the rate of erythrocyte production and rate of destruction.
The internal resistance of the BLOOD to shear forces. The in vitro measure of whole blood viscosity is of limited clinical utility because it bears little relationship to the actual viscosity within the circulation, but an increase in the viscosity of circulating blood can contribute to morbidity in patients suffering from disorders such as SICKLE CELL ANEMIA and POLYCYTHEMIA.
Puncture of a vein to draw blood for therapeutic purposes. Bloodletting therapy has been used in Talmudic and Indian medicine since the medieval time, and was still practiced widely in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its modern counterpart is PHLEBOTOMY.
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.
The number of RED BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.
Volume of circulating ERYTHROCYTES . It is usually measured by RADIOISOTOPE DILUTION TECHNIQUE.
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.
Cell surface proteins that bind erythropoietin with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes influencing the behavior of cells.
A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.
Cell surface receptors that are specific for THROMBOPOIETIN. They signal through interaction with JANUS KINASES such as JANUS KINASE 2.
A ubiquitin-protein ligase that mediates OXYGEN-dependent polyubiquitination of HYPOXIA-INDUCIBLE FACTOR 1, ALPHA SUBUNIT. It is inactivated in VON HIPPEL-LINDAU SYNDROME.
ERYTHROCYTE size and HEMOGLOBIN content or concentration, usually derived from ERYTHROCYTE COUNT; BLOOD hemoglobin concentration; and HEMATOCRIT. The indices include the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), the mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).
Volume of PLASMA in the circulation. It is usually measured by INDICATOR DILUTION TECHNIQUES.
The formation and development of blood cells outside the BONE MARROW, as in the SPLEEN; LIVER; or LYMPH NODES.
Leukocytes with abundant granules in the cytoplasm. They are divided into three groups according to the staining properties of the granules: neutrophilic, eosinophilic, and basophilic. Mature granulocytes are the NEUTROPHILS; EOSINOPHILS; and BASOPHILS.
The number of PLATELETS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.
Formation and development of a thrombus or blood clot in the blood vessel.
A SOMATOSTATIN-secreting tumor derived from the pancreatic delta cells (SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS). It is also found in the INTESTINE. Somatostatinomas are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS; CHOLELITHIASIS; STEATORRHEA; and HYPOCHLORHYDRIA. The majority of somatostatinomas have the potential for METASTASIS.
An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.
A bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to an increase in the amount of deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood or a structural defect in the hemoglobin molecule.
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
A subclass of lipid-linked proteins that contain a GLYCOSYLPHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOL LINKAGE which holds them to the CELL MEMBRANE.
An antineoplastic agent that inhibits DNA synthesis through the inhibition of ribonucleoside diphosphate reductase.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
A mutation in which a codon is mutated to one directing the incorporation of a different amino acid. This substitution may result in an inactive or unstable product. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, King & Stansfield, 5th ed)
Volume of circulating BLOOD. It is the sum of the PLASMA VOLUME and ERYTHROCYTE VOLUME.
The soft tissue filling the cavities of bones. Bone marrow exists in two types, yellow and red. Yellow marrow is found in the large cavities of large bones and consists mostly of fat cells and a few primitive blood cells. Red marrow is a hematopoietic tissue and is the site of production of erythrocytes and granular leukocytes. Bone marrow is made up of a framework of connective tissue containing branching fibers with the frame being filled with marrow cells.
The naturally occurring or experimentally induced replacement of one or more AMINO ACIDS in a protein with another. If a functionally equivalent amino acid is substituted, the protein may retain wild-type activity. Substitution may also diminish, enhance, or eliminate protein function. Experimentally induced substitution is often used to study enzyme activities and binding site properties.
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.
A vertical distance measured from a known level on the surface of a planet or other celestial body.
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.
Multiple symptoms associated with reduced oxygen at high ALTITUDE.
A cytologic technique for measuring the functional capacity of stem cells by assaying their activity.
Relatively complete absence of oxygen in one or more tissues.
The series of cells in the red blood cell lineage at various stages of differentiation.
An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.
Tests used in the analysis of the hemic system.
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.
Very large BONE MARROW CELLS which release mature BLOOD PLATELETS.
A neural crest tumor usually derived from the chromoreceptor tissue of a paraganglion, such as the carotid body, or medulla of the adrenal gland (usually called a chromaffinoma or pheochromocytoma). It is more common in women than in men. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
A transient increase in the number of leukocytes in a body fluid.
Progenitor cells from which all blood cells derive.
An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.
A condition in which the hepatic venous outflow is obstructed anywhere from the small HEPATIC VEINS to the junction of the INFERIOR VENA CAVA and the RIGHT ATRIUM. Usually the blockage is extrahepatic and caused by blood clots (THROMBUS) or fibrous webs. Parenchymal FIBROSIS is uncommon.
Surgical procedure involving either partial or entire removal of the spleen.
Measurement of hemoglobin concentration in blood.
The formation of clumps of RED BLOOD CELLS under low or non-flow conditions, resulting from the attraction forces between the red blood cells. The cells adhere to each other in rouleaux aggregates. Slight mechanical force, such as occurs in the circulation, is enough to disperse these aggregates. Stronger or weaker than normal aggregation may result from a variety of effects in the ERYTHROCYTE MEMBRANE or in BLOOD PLASMA. The degree of aggregation is affected by ERYTHROCYTE DEFORMABILITY, erythrocyte membrane sialylation, masking of negative surface charge by plasma proteins, etc. BLOOD VISCOSITY and the ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE are affected by the amount of erythrocyte aggregation and are parameters used to measure the aggregation.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The number of WHITE BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in venous BLOOD. A differential leukocyte count measures the relative numbers of the different types of white cells.
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 development and formation of various types of BLOOD CELLS. Hematopoiesis can take place in the BONE MARROW (medullary) or outside the bone marrow (HEMATOPOIESIS, EXTRAMEDULLARY).
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.
An examination of chemicals in the blood.
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)
Therapy whose basic objective is to restore the volume and composition of the body fluids to normal with respect to WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE. Fluids may be administered intravenously, orally, by intermittent gavage, or by HYPODERMOCLYSIS.
Enlargement of the spleen.
A highly anionic organic phosphate which is present in human red blood cells at about the same molar ratio as hemoglobin. It binds to deoxyhemoglobin but not the oxygenated form, therefore diminishing the oxygen affinity of hemoglobin. This is essential in enabling hemoglobin to unload oxygen in tissue capillaries. It is also an intermediate in the conversion of 3-phosphoglycerate to 2-phosphoglycerate by phosphoglycerate mutase (EC 5.4.2.1). (From Stryer Biochemistry, 4th ed, p160; Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992, p508)
A myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disorder characterized by myelodysplasia associated with bone marrow and peripheral blood patterns similar to CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA, but cytogenetically lacking a PHILADELPHIA CHROMOSOME or bcr/abl fusion gene (GENES, ABL).
The short, metacentric human chromosomes, called group F in the human chromosome classification. This group consists of chromosome pairs 19 and 20.
A humoral factor that stimulates the production of thrombocytes (BLOOD PLATELETS). Thrombopoietin stimulates the proliferation of bone marrow MEGAKARYOCYTES and their release of blood platelets. The process is called THROMBOPOIESIS.
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CMS is characterised by polycythaemia (with subsequent increased haematocrit) and hypoxaemia; raised blood pressure in the ... when combined with volume replacement with fluids this can have a longer effect. Medication with acetazolamide, a carbonic ... Consensus for clinical diagnosis of CMS use laboratory values: haemoglobin in Males ≥ 21 g/dL; Females ≥ 19 g/dL, haematocrit ... Alternatively, bloodletting (phlebotomy) can be performed to lower the haematocrit temporarily; ...
The main concern would be from the blood becoming too thick because there are too many red cells and not enough fluid, ... This is seen with a rare disease called Polycythemia Vera, which could potentially be mimicked by high doses of EPO and ... unchecked hematocrit levels. There are no reports of death during competition or training amongst athletes that have used EPO. ...
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A high haematocrit (Hct, the percentage of RBCs in the total blood volume) may indicate relative polycythaemia (caused by a ... When a specialist (a pathologist, oncologist or haematologist) examines the bone and fluid from the bone marrow sample under ... Polycythaemia vera is also called primary polycythaemia. A variety of other factors can cause increased red blood cell ... With primary polycythaemia, erythropoietin levels will be very low or absent, but with secondary polycythaemia they will be ...
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Polycythemia, a state of increased red blood cell mass, can be diagnosed when a patients hematocrit reach levels of greater ... This data can assist with intraoperative fluid management, optimizing transfusions and intravenous fluid restriction (2, 9). ... Iatrogenic polycythemia due to massive overtransfusion treated with phlebotomy has been described in the literature (3). The ... Polycythemia can have devastating consequences in general and specifically during liver transplantion. By promoting a pro- ...
Normal blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and the fluid portion called plasma. The word hematocrit ... Too many red blood cells is called polycythemia. Too few red blood cells is called anemia. ... Your hematocrit (HCT) shows whether you have a normal amount of red blood cells, too many, or too few. To measure your HCT, ... Hematocrit. Does this test have other names?. HCT, packed cell volume, PCV ...
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Normal blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and the fluid portion called plasma. The word hematocrit ... Too many red blood cells is called polycythemia. Too few red blood cells is called anemia. ... Your hematocrit (HCT) shows whether you have a normal amount of red blood cells, too many, or too few. To measure your HCT, ... You may also need your hematocrit checked before having surgery or if your healthcare provider suspects you have a red blood ...
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  • The test is also used to help diagnose blood disorders such as anemia , a condition in which your blood doesn't have enough red cells, or polycythemia vera, a rare disorder in which your blood has too many red cells. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Your health care provider may have ordered a hematocrit test as part of your regular checkup or if you have symptoms of a red blood cell disorder, such as anemia or polycythemia vera. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some patients with very high hematocrits due to diseases, such as polycythemia rubra vera, may require blood letting (blood removal). (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Less often it occurs due to an abnormality of the red cells in the bone marrow itself, otherwise known as polycythaemia rubra vera (PV) . (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Polycythaemia vera and other myeloproliferative disease (essential thrombocythaemia). (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Conditions that cause high hematocrit levels include congenital heart disease, pulmonary fibrosis and polycythemia vera, explains MedlinePlus. (reference.com)
  • A disorder of the bone marrow known as polycythemia vera may cause a high hematocrit reading, according to MedicineNet. (reference.com)
  • Polycythemia rubra vera. (medscape.com)
  • Polycythaemia vera (PV) , a disease in which too many red blood cell precursors and erythrocytes (red blood cells) are made in the bone marrow. (labtestsonline.org.au)
  • Polycythaemia vera is also called primary polycythaemia. (labtestsonline.org.au)
  • An overproduction of RBCs by the bone marrow leads to polycythemia vera, which is a rare chronic myeloproliferative disorder that results in a severe hemoconcentration of blood. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Polycythemia Vera is also associated with elevated hematocrit. (gurnick.edu)
  • Polycythemia vera (PV) is a bone marrow disease that leads to an abnormal increase in the number of blood cells. (adam.com)
  • High hemoglobin and hematocrit levels could indicate the presence of a condition like polycythemia vera. (healthline.com)
  • Polycythemia vera is an absolute increase in red blood cell mass due to an increase of what 3 substances? (brainscape.com)
  • High hemoglobin and hematocrit could be a sign of polycythemia vera. (healthhearty.com)
  • Patients suffering from conditions or ailments like erthyrocytosis, congenial heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary fibrosis, cor pulmonale, polycythemia vera and hypoxia (low blood oxygen level) will show high percentage in hematocrit test. (symptoms.in)
  • Because polycythemia vera (PV) is a rare type of blood cancer, a diagnosis often comes when you see your doctor for other reasons. (healthline.com)
  • Polycythemia vera (PV) is a rare bone marrow disorder in which the body makes too many red blood cells. (healthline.com)
  • Polycythemia vera (PV) is a rare condition that occurs when the body produces too many red blood cells. (healthline.com)
  • How much blood is drawn in a phlebotomy treatment of polycythemia vera? (reference.com)
  • How is Polycythemia Vera Diagnosed? (hoacny.com)
  • Polycythemia vera (PV) may not cause signs or symptoms for years. (hoacny.com)
  • If your doctor confirms that you have polycythemia, the next step is to find out whether you have primary polycythemia (polycythemia vera) or secondary polycythemia. (hoacny.com)
  • Polycythemia vera is a rare chronic myeloproliferative disorder . (symptoma.com)
  • Ad Check possible symptoms of Polycythemia Vera now! (symptoma.com)
  • The onset of polycythemia vera is often insidious. (symptoma.com)
  • Thrombosis and bleeding are frequent in persons with polycythemia vera. (symptoma.com)
  • Peptic ulcer disease occurs with polycythemia vera due to increased histamine levels and resulting gastric acidity. (symptoma.com)
  • Erythromelalgia is a syndrome specific to polycythemia vera. (symptoma.com)
  • This occurs in up to 40% of patients with polycythemia vera [9]. (symptoma.com)
  • For example, this includes polycythaemia Vera (PV). (themenshealthclinic.co.uk)
  • Hematocrit levels that are too high or too low can indicate a blood disorder , dehydration , or other medical conditions. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Dehydration, the most common cause of high hematocrit levels. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Dehydration produces a falsely high hematocrit that disappears when the proper fluid balance is restored. (medicinenet.com)
  • Dehydration concentrates the blood, increasing the hematocrit. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Dehydration may cause a false high hematocrit due to lower fluid volume. (reference.com)
  • ċ Cardiac or renal failure, HTN, Excess IV fluids ċ NS, Edema, & Dehydration (hemoconcentration) decrease of the fluid content of the blood, with increased concentration of formed elements. (studystack.com)
  • ċ Dehydration, Polycythemia, or High altitude. (studystack.com)
  • ċ Respiratory alkalosis, Dehydration, Renal failure, Excess IV fluids of NACL, what is the element and normal lab values? (studystack.com)
  • Hypovolemia refers to the loss of extracellular fluid and should not be confused with dehydration. (wikipedia.org)
  • Polycythemia can be caused by dehydration, decreased oxygen levels in the body, and an overproduction of red blood cells (RBCs) by the bone marrow. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Dehydration from diuretic use, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating, severe burns, or decreased fluid intake decreases the plasma component of whole blood, thereby increasing the ratio of RBCs to plasma, and leads to a higher than normal Hgb. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • A high count is commonly seen in dehydration and in a rare condition called polycythaemia. (999medical.com)
  • Dehydration could also alter the hemoglobin and hematocrit values, as loss of fluids reduces the blood volume. (healthhearty.com)
  • A high hematocrit percentage (over 45%) can indicate dehydration or an absolute excess of red blood cells (polycythemia). (petmd.com)
  • A physician generally orders Hematocrit Test to have the complete blood count (CBC) and often it is done at regular intervals to monitor as well as diagnose various conditions like anemia and polycythemia even recovery rate from dehydration. (symptoms.in)
  • High hematocrit - Normally a person living in high altitude will have high hematocrit percentage due to the less oxygen available at heights, even people suffering from dehydration will show high test result, but if the latter is given proper fluid hematocrit will come down to normal. (symptoms.in)
  • Determination of hematocrit can be assigned to people with signs of severe dehydration, which include thirst, dry mouth, and a small amount of urine. (medicalj-center.info)
  • Severe dehydration can lower blood volumes creating an artificially high hematocrit reading. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • Dehydration is a common cause of high hematocrit results [ R ]. (selfhacked.com)
  • False or "pseudo" erythrocytosis may be due to dehydration such as from heat-induced diaphoresis or loss of gastrointestinal fluid from vomiting or diarrhea. (mhmedical.com)
  • Mild dehydration leads to cramps in the hamstrings or calves, and responds well to electrolyte fluid replacement. (blogspot.com)
  • Doctors use the terms polycythaemia and erythrocytosis if you have too many red blood cells. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Hematocrit may indicate that a patient has anemia, erythrocytosis, or changes in plasma volume. (medscape.com)
  • Polycythaemia (or erythrocytosis) is defined as an increase in Hb, PCV and red cell count. (medassignments.com)
  • Polycythaemia can be divided into absolute erythrocytosis where there is a true increase in red cell volume or relative erythrocytosis where the red cell volume is normal but there is a decrease in the plasma volume. (medassignments.com)
  • Absolute erythrocytosis may be due to primary polycythaemia (PV) or secondary polycythaemia. (medassignments.com)
  • A high hematocrit, hemoglobin and red blood cell count (erythrocytosis) on the other hand may be caused by medical conditions such as lung diseases, tumors or cardiac disease. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • The terms erythrocytosis and polycythemia are often used interchangeably. (mhmedical.com)
  • In addition to these acute conditions, modest elevations of hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (Hct) levels may be caused by chronic contraction in plasma volume, most often encountered in hypertensive, overweight, middle-aged males, a condition known as stress erythrocytosis or Gaisböck syndrome. (mhmedical.com)
  • Erythrocytosis, commonly called polycythaemia, refers to the increase in absolute red blood cell (RBC) mass in your blood. (themenshealthclinic.co.uk)
  • Blood consists of RBCs, white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets suspended in a fluid portion called plasma . (labtestsonline.org)
  • The complete blood count is a numerical listing of the hematocrit, as well as the hemoglobin concentration, and the three blood cell lines produced by the bone marrow (the red blood cells, the white blood cells, and the platelets). (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Normal blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and the fluid portion called plasma. (rochester.edu)
  • The CBC determines the number of erythrocytes (red blood cells), the number and type of leukocytes (white blood cells), the number of platelets (thrombocytes), the hemoglobin level, and the hematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV). (vin.com)
  • A CBC can tell your veterinarian if your pet has an unusual number of erythrocytes (anemia, polycythemia), leukocytes (leukopenia, leukocytosis), or platelets (thrombocytopenia). (vin.com)
  • Blood is a specialized body fluid that comprises blood platelets, white blood cells, red blood cells, and blood plasma. (healthhearty.com)
  • This blood test measures red blood cells, white blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets. (reference.com)
  • Hematocrit affects a variety of processes , from throwing off the accuracy of blood sugar measurements to controlling the behavior of platelets and blood clotting proteins [ R , R , R ]. (selfhacked.com)
  • PV is a sub-type of polycythaemia, and it is an acquired, Philadelphia-chromosome negative, myeloproliferative disorder associated with the overproduction of all blood cell lines (platelets, white blood cells, and RBCs), but most notably RBC 2 . (themenshealthclinic.co.uk)
  • Nontypeable haemophilus influenzae having patients inhale an aerosolized measles vaccine and a tendency for both hematocrit control without phlebotomy (40%) spurious polycythemia and splenic volume reduction surgery lung volume reduc- diluted with saline solution. (goodbelly.com)
  • The mainstay of patient care is the reduction in red blood cell mass with recurrent phlebotomy to lower the hematocrit to 45% or less. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Vital signs are monitored during and after phlebotomy, and the patient is provided with oral fluids and protected from orthostatic hypotension. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • What are the symptoms of polycythemia? (nyhq.org)
  • The following are the most common symptoms of polycythemia. (nyhq.org)
  • The symptoms of polycythemia may resemble other conditions or medical problems. (nyhq.org)
  • This is the reason why smokers and the people who live at higher altitudes may have higher hematocrit levels. (healthhearty.com)
  • However, higher hematocrit also increases the thickness (viscosity) of blood, reducing its ability to flow through small blood vessels and reach the tissues in the body . (selfhacked.com)
  • Therefore, higher hematocrit isn't always better for your health [ R ]. (selfhacked.com)
  • Some patients with very low hematocrits may require intravenous iron, transfusions or medications to stimulate the production of red cells by the bone marrow. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • During a bone marrow aspiration, a small amount of the fluid part of your bone marrow is removed with a needle. (healthline.com)
  • For aspiration, your doctor removes a small amount of fluid bone marrow through a needle. (hoacny.com)
  • The main problem caused by polycythaemia is that the high number of red cells increases the blood's 'thickness' (viscosity). (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • The signs and symptoms of hypovolemia worsen as the amount of fluid lost increases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conversely, hematocrit decreases when plasma volume increases or in states of decreased erythropoiesis or increased red cell destruction or loss. (medscape.com)
  • Chronic mountain sickness (CMS) is a disease in which the proportion of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells increases (polycythaemia) and there is an abnormally low level of oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia). (wikipedia.org)
  • This relationship becomes increasingly sensitive as hematocrit increases. (wikipedia.org)
  • The increased haemoglobin available in polycythemia, is an adaptive mechanism that increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. (runnersweb.com)
  • Increases in hematocrit also were dose related. (andrology.org)
  • As the fluid level in the blood is reduced, the percentage of red blood cells increases. (medicalj-center.info)
  • Red blood cells carry oxygen, so an increase in hematocrit also increases the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. (selfhacked.com)
  • A low hematocrit, combined with other abnormal blood tests, confirms the diagnosis. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Genetic causes of high hematocrit levels include abnormal hemoglobin oxygen release and altered oxygen sensing, according to Lab Tests Online. (reference.com)
  • So, if the CBC test reveals abnormal values for hemoglobin and hematocrit, other diagnostic tests must be conducted to identify the underlying cause. (healthhearty.com)
  • Reducing blood fluids concentrates the already abnormally high red blood cell count, which can lead to polycythemia, an abnormal increase in circulating red blood cells. (cyclelicio.us)
  • Factors influencing the direction and degree of shunting include (1) the size of the shunt orifice, (2) the pressure gradient between the chambers or vessels involved in the shunt, and (3) the "downstream" resistance to flow that is determined by the ratio of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) to systemic vascular resistance (SVR), the relative compliance of the right and left ventricles, and the blood viscosity (hematocrit). (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Blood glucose may be low as a result of physiological stress in the neonate, and/or because intravenous fluids and dextrose supplementation are delayed while the healthcare team is distracted evaluating the child for other defects. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Intravenous access should be placed preferably in the upper extremities to provide intravenous (IV) fluids and medications. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Maintenance of low CVP by minimizing excessive intravenous fluids and transfusions decreases stress on venous suture lines and can lead to improved patient outcomes (2). (ispub.com)
  • Temporizing measures to reduce CVP include patient positioning, use of venodilators, and restriction of intravenous fluids and transfusion of blood components. (ispub.com)
  • This data can assist with intraoperative fluid management, optimizing transfusions and intravenous fluid restriction (2, 9). (ispub.com)
  • Maintenance of a low CVP can be accomplished by minimizing intravenous fluids and blood products. (ispub.com)
  • Intramuscular, intravenous or subcutaneous injections of fluids or drugs are not administered by the phlebotomist as it is the doctors or the nurses who are to perform such tasks. (gurnick.edu)
  • Less severe cases may be treated with IV (intravenous) fluids. (kramesonline.com)
  • Intravenous (IV) fluid may be given. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • Many factors can affect your hematocrit levels, including a recent blood transfusion, pregnancy , or living at a high altitude. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Transfusion decisions are based on the results of laboratory tests, including hematocrit. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Transfusion is not considered if the hematocrit level is reasonable. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Hematocrit may be used as a cutoff to determine transfusion requirements. (medscape.com)
  • A more serious case of polycythemia can be treated with a partial exchange transfusion. (kramesonline.com)
  • Twin-to-twin transfusion, which is when the shared placenta of the two babies has a connecting circulation and blood flows from one baby to the other, may result in polycythemia. (nyhq.org)
  • Gain it all back 1-3 months versatile steroid that can be stacked in any that people who take higher doses have an increased incidence of side effects like elevated hematocrit levels, fluid retention, gynecomastia, worsening of sleep apnea, polycythemia, and possible acceleration of benign or malignant prostatic disease. (star-traxx.com)
  • High hematocrits can be seen in people living at high altitudes and in chronic smokers . (medicinenet.com)
  • Chronic smokers may also have high hematocrit levels. (reference.com)
  • Medication with acetazolamide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, has been shown to improve chronic mountain sickness by reducing erythropoietin and the resulting polycythaemia, which results in better arterial oxygenation and a lower heart rate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Athletes who abuse the blood-doping drug erythropoietin may have high hematocrit results. (reference.com)
  • Tumors in the kidney produce excess erythropoietin, which causes high hematocrit levels. (reference.com)
  • Higher than normal hematocrit levels represent abnormally elevated red blood cell counts. (medicinenet.com)
  • High hematocrit levels mean that the red blood cell count is abnormally high, explains MedicineNet. (reference.com)
  • Hypovolemia, also known as volume depletion or volume contraction, is a state of abnormally low extracellular fluid in the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • All classes have an increased risk of abnormally large amounts of amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios). (villagepedi.com)
  • An abnormally high red blood cell count (polycythemia) can occur in IDMs, increasing their risk of jaundice (yellow skin color), feeding difficulties, respiratory distress, or lethargy. (villagepedi.com)
  • The hematocrit is the percentage of blood by volume that is occupied by the red cells (i.e., the packed red cell volume). (encyclopedia.com)
  • The hematocrit is a ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the volume of all these components together, called whole blood. (labtestsonline.org)
  • The hematocrit test indicates the percentage of blood by volume that is composed of red blood cells. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The height of the red cell column divided by the height of the total fluid in the capillary tube equals the hematocrit (percentage of RBC's in the total blood volume). (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The hematocrit is the proportion, by volume, of the blood that consists of red blood cells . (medicinenet.com)
  • Most of these machines in fact do not directly measure the hematocrit, but instead calculate it based on the determination of the amount of hemoglobin and the average volume of the red blood cells. (medicinenet.com)
  • Fluid volume in the blood affects the hematocrit. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Signs and symptoms of hypovolemia progress with increased loss of fluid volume. (wikipedia.org)
  • e.g. hyperventilation (breathing fast) Build up of fluid in empty spaces (third spaces) of the body due to: Acute pancreatitis Intestinal obstruction Increase in vascular permeability Hypoalbuminemia Loss of blood (external or internal bleeding or blood donation) The signs and symptoms of hypovolemia are primarily due to the consequences of decreased circulating volume and a subsequent reduction in the amount of blood reaching the tissues of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hematocrit rises with an increase in the number of red blood cells or a decrease in the plasma volume. (medscape.com)
  • when combined with volume replacement with fluids this can have a longer effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the case of an acute increase in CVP in conjunction with iatrogenic polycythemia, one possible treatment option is decreasing red blood cell volume (3). (ispub.com)
  • D) providing as input to such means plasma portions of the mixed samples, the hematocrits, and the time intervals and causing said means to automatically calculate the time-zero blood volume. (google.ca)
  • The two measures of proportion of the blood volume which is occupied by red blood cells are hematocrit (Ht or HCT) and packed cell volume (PCV). (gurnick.edu)
  • fluid volume s. (studymode.com)
  • Patients are also instructed to drink plenty of fluids and eat regularly over the next 24 hours to replace lost blood volume. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Blood viscosity is determined by plasma viscosity, hematocrit (volume fraction of red blood cell, which constitute 99.9% of the cellular elements) and mechanical properties of red blood cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • The large volume percentage of red blood cells at a normal hematocrit level leaves little room for cell motion and deformation without interacting with a neighboring cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • TY - JOUR T1 - Influence of polycythemia on blood volume and thermoregulation during exercise-heat stress. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying protein that is present in the red blood cells, whereas hematocrit is the percentage of the volume of blood that is made up of red blood cells. (healthhearty.com)
  • Hematocrit, which is also called packed cell volume, refers to the percentage of blood volume that is made up of the red blood cells. (healthhearty.com)
  • Hematocrit is the volume of the presence of red blood cells in the blood and it is measured in percentage. (symptoms.in)
  • So, the red blood cell percentage in the total blood volume can help know the hematocrit levels. (healthadvicer.com)
  • Hematocrit is the volume of your blood that's made up of red blood cells. (healthline.com)
  • The hematocrit (Ht) is the percentage of erythrocytes to total blood volume in the blood stream. (medicalj-center.info)
  • Hematocrit (Hct) levels measure the percentage of red blood cells, by volume, in whole blood. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • Hemoglobin and hematocrit levels depend on the volume of blood and the readings can get skewed if the patient is severely dehydrated or is overloaded with fluids. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • Hematocrit (also called HCT, packed cell volume, or PCV) is measured by routine lab tests. (selfhacked.com)
  • Hematocrit - plasma volume needs 12-24 hours to equilibrate. (saem.org)
  • In the initial evaluation of the patient, it is important to consider whether the hematocrit and hemoglobin levels might be falsely elevated because of a reduction in plasma volume. (mhmedical.com)
  • The body-cell mass is surrounded, infiltrated and bathed by a second watery component, slightly smaller in volume, and concerned with the bulk movement of oxygen, carbon dioxide, metabolites and regulators, via the circulation: the extracellular fluid. (massmed.org)
  • The plasma volume is a special division of the extracellular fluid, rich in sodium, its absolute size regulated by renal-endocrine activity and fluid availability, and bearing a fixed relation to the size of the total extracellular fluid. (massmed.org)
  • Generally, this will be reflected by an increase in haemoglobin concentration, or haematocrit (the ratio of the volume of RBC to total volume of blood), above what would otherwise be physiologically normal for your age 1 . (themenshealthclinic.co.uk)
  • The effects of EPO is often measured by a haematocrit reading which is a measure of the volume percentage of the red blood cells in blood. (cyclelicio.us)
  • One unit increase in hematocrit can cause up to a 4% increase in blood viscosity. (wikipedia.org)
  • The level of hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are often determined by the presence of symptoms and signs of the disease, which affects the number of red blood cells in the blood (e.g., anemia and polycythemia). (medicalj-center.info)
  • Most babies with polycythemia don't look any different from normal. (kramesonline.com)
  • Many babies with polycythemia have no visible symptoms of the condition. (nyhq.org)
  • It must be noted that elevated levels of hemoglobin or hematocrit could be indicative of certain medical conditions. (healthhearty.com)
  • A high level of hemoglobin or hematocrit may be a sign of PV. (hoacny.com)
  • Red blood cell indices are calculations derived from the red blood cell count, hemoglobin and hematocrit that aid in the diagnosis and classification of anemia. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The following are common symptoms associated with polycythemia and other diseases that should be considered in the differential diagnosis before attributing the symptom to polycythemia. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • A hematocrit is the sole laboratory test needed to confirm the diagnosis. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Polycythemia is a more restrictive term, implying not only increased hemoglobin and hematocrit levels but also leukocytosis and thrombocytosis. (mhmedical.com)
  • A decrease in the number or size of red cells also decreases the amount of space they occupy, resulting in a lower hematocrit. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Renal and hepatic dysfunction can occur with long-standing decreases in tissue oxygen delivery, polycythemia, and high venous pressures. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • As a person grows older, the percentage of total body weight that is fluid gradually decreases. (123doc.org)
  • A thorough review of the literature shows the following relationships between organ dysfunction, polycythemia, and hyperviscosity of the blood. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • It is not recommended that all newborns have screening hematocrits as an elevated hematocrit generally does not result in symptoms or organ dysfunction that requires intervention. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Many practitioners continue to believe that the elevated blood viscosity associated with polycythemia is responsible for the neurologic dysfunction observed in affected infants. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The primary determinants of blood viscosity are hematocrit, red blood cell deformability, red blood cell aggregation, and plasma viscosity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nevertheless, hematocrit has the strongest impact on whole blood viscosity. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the hematocrit rises to 60 or 70%, which it often does in polycythemia, the blood viscosity can become as great as 10 times that of water, and its flow through blood vessels is greatly retarded because of increased resistance to flow. (wikipedia.org)
  • Care should be taken when administering fluids and diuresing these patients because aggressive diuresis will increase blood viscosity. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Edema hematocrit is the fraction of the blood composed of red blood cells, as determined by centrifuging blood in a "hematocrit tube" until the cells become tightly packed in the bottom of the tube. (123doc.org)
  • This medicine should be used with caution in patients with fluid retention and edema due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. (com.pk)
  • Drinking more fluids will usually bring your levels back to normal. (medlineplus.gov)
  • What Is a Normal Hematocrit? (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Normal values for the hematocrit test vary according to age, sex, pregnancy , altitude where people live, and even vary slightly between various testing methods. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Consequently, it is best to have a doctor explain the significance of an individual's level of hematocrit if it is not normal. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • A low hematocrit means the percentage of red blood cells is below the lower limits of normal (see above) for that person's age, sex, or specific condition (for example, pregnancy or high-altitude living). (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Most people are not treated with medications or procedures if the hematocrit is only slightly above or below the normal levels. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Normal range for hematocrit is different between the sexes and is approximately 45% to 52% for men and 37% to 48% for women. (medicinenet.com)
  • What is a normal hematocrit ranges by ages? (medicinenet.com)
  • The normal ranges for hematocrit are depended on the age and, after adolescence, the sex of the individual. (medicinenet.com)
  • Migration to low altitude is curative, though not immediate, as the body adapts to the normal oxygen level near sea-level and the haematocrit normalises. (wikipedia.org)
  • Your hematocrit (HCT) shows whether you have a normal amount of red blood cells, too many, or too few. (rochester.edu)
  • What is the Normal Range for Hematocrit? (nrsng.com)
  • Normal hematocrit values are different for men, women, and children. (ahealthyme.com)
  • These patients may show no signs, or depending on the type of disturbance, they can have neuromuscular, neurological or cardiovascular abnormalities consistent with disruption of normal cell function and body fluid distribution. (heska.com)
  • Polycythemia occurs when a baby's blood has more red cells than normal. (kramesonline.com)
  • Treatment may include observing your baby, giving him or her a normal amount of fluids and sugar (glucose), and periodic retesting. (kramesonline.com)
  • When the hematocrit value is higher than the normal range, it is usually indicative of an elevated red blood cell count. (healthhearty.com)
  • In the case of rheumatoid arthritis patients, the hematocrit has a different percentage than that of normal as the ailment is an autoimmune disease, affecting the blood too. (symptoms.in)
  • What are the normal hematocrit? (medicalj-center.info)
  • Sufficient intake of fluid in the body hematocrit returns to normal. (medicalj-center.info)
  • For an adult male, the normal level of hematocrit ranges from 38.8 to 50 percent and for an adult female it ranges from 34.9 to 44.5 percent. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • It is important to bear in mind that readings for hematocrit, hemoglobin and red blood cell count, if marginally out of normal range, may not be significant especially if you are healthy and have no signs of any illness. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • Normal hematocrit ranges are 40 to 54% for men, 36 to 48% for women, and 30 to 43% for children [ R ]. (selfhacked.com)
  • In polycythemia, your blood contains a higher-than-normal proportion of red blood cells. (selfhacked.com)
  • Investigations showed hemoglobin: 18.3 gm%, hematocrit: 56.5, and normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate. (hindawi.com)
  • His cerebrospinal fluid study was also normal except for increased opening pressure. (hindawi.com)
  • Some patients come to medical attention because of an increase in red cell mass, manifested by hematocrit and hemoglobin levels that exceed the upper limit of normal for age and sex. (mhmedical.com)
  • People who have secondary polycythemia usually have normal or high levels of EPO. (hoacny.com)
  • Spurious Polycythaemia is quite different to normal Polycythaemia in that the RBC mass is normal, but a person's plasma level has decreased 3 . (themenshealthclinic.co.uk)
  • The following write-up provides information on the circumstances under which a person may have high hemoglobin and hematocrit. (healthhearty.com)
  • A high hemoglobin (protein in the blood that carries oxygen) level may also help diagnose polycythemia. (nyhq.org)
  • Identify and determine the severity of anemia (low red blood cells, low hemoglobin and low Ht) or polycythemia (high RBC, high hemoglobin and high Ht). (medicalj-center.info)
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of treatment of anemia or polycythemia, and other diseases that affect red blood cell production or lifespan. (medicalj-center.info)
  • Under what conditions and diseases increased hematocrit? (medicalj-center.info)
  • Secondary polycythaemia may be due to an appropriate increase in red cells in response to anoxia, or may be due to an inappropriate increase associated with tumours, such as a renal carcinoma. (medassignments.com)
  • What would cause increased levels of Hematocrit? (nrsng.com)
  • The different levels of the hematocrit show the different problems, the donor might be facing. (gurnick.edu)
  • Table 31-4 synovial fluid to provide humidification and keep windows closed and use axillary, oral (if age- appropriate), or external (more generalized dosage to the neck, including levels i, ii, iii, and iv. (sigma-instruments.com)
  • High levels of hematocrit could also be indicative of health problems. (healthhearty.com)
  • Here are some of the common contributing factors for high levels of hemoglobin, as well as hematocrit. (healthhearty.com)
  • Hematocrit levels refer to the proportion of red blood cells in the blood. (healthadvicer.com)
  • So, the presence of some problem can affect the hematocrit levels. (healthadvicer.com)
  • The white blood cell disorders can also affect hematocrit levels. (healthadvicer.com)
  • What Is Hematocrit Levels? (healthadvicer.com)
  • The hematocrit test can determine the levels accurately. (healthadvicer.com)
  • Read ahead to know in detail about the steps involved in detecting the hematocrit levels. (healthadvicer.com)
  • Hematocrit and other levels are measured in automated machines that make several measurements simultaneously. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • Heavy smokers generally have higher levels of hematocrit. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • Your diet can play a big role in the treatment of both low and high hematocrit levels. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • If you suffer from any condition where your hematocrit levels are high then you should minimize if not exclude iron rich foods from your diet. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
  • This test checks your hemoglobin (HEE-muh-glow-bin) and hematocrit (hee-MAT-oh-crit) levels. (hoacny.com)
  • I need to get the hematocrit under control and then follow a dosing interval that helps keep the blood levels more stable. (anabolicminds.com)
  • What is a hematocrit test? (medlineplus.gov)
  • A hematocrit test is a type of blood test. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A hematocrit test measures how much of your blood is made up of red blood cells. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A hematocrit test is often part of a complete blood count (CBC), a routine test that measures different components of your blood. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Why do I need a hematocrit test? (medlineplus.gov)
  • What happens during a hematocrit test? (medlineplus.gov)
  • You don't need any special preparations for a hematocrit test. (medlineplus.gov)
  • There is very little risk to having a hematocrit test or other type of blood test. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Is there anything else I need to know about a hematocrit test? (medlineplus.gov)
  • The hematocrit blood test determines the percentage of red blood cells (RBC's) in the blood. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The hematocrit is a basic test that can tell a physician a lot about a person's health. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The hematocrit test can also be done on an automated instrument as part of a complete blood count. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Patients donating blood will be asked for a brief medical history, have their blood pressure taken, and have their hematocrit checked with a finger stick test prior to donation. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A blood test (hematocrit) is done to measure the level of red blood cells. (kramesonline.com)
  • Think of it as one test for the cells in the blood (CBC) and another for the components of the fluid part of the blood (chemistry). (petmd.com)
  • November 18, 2011 by Jitendra · Comments Off on About Hematocrit Test l How Is The Hematocrit Test Done? (symptoms.in)
  • The hematocrit (Hct) test evaluates the percentage of the red blood cells in the blood and the doctor can deduce the kind of disease or condition a person is suffering from the result of the test. (symptoms.in)
  • The centrifuge spins the test tube at very high speed, which separates the blood into the plasma (fluid component), the red blood cells and other blood cells. (symptoms.in)
  • At times while treating a patient suffering from anemia or to check the severity of ongoing bleeding are asked to have the hematocrit test. (symptoms.in)
  • it is mostly detected with the hematocrit test. (healthadvicer.com)
  • The hematocrit test can measure the proportion of red blood cells. (healthadvicer.com)
  • The hematocrit test can aid your doctor to diagnose any particular health condition. (healthadvicer.com)
  • The hematocrit test is a part of the complete blood count (CBC). (healthadvicer.com)
  • In the majority of cases, the doctor orders the hematocrit test as a part of the CBC. (healthadvicer.com)
  • Test results vary based on a number of factors , ranging from what kind of device is used to take the measurement to whether you have been drinking enough fluids [ R , R ]. (selfhacked.com)
  • When this test is greater than 65%, polycythemia is present. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • The biggest concern is polycythemia (or too much blood), so a blood test is performed to check the hematocrit. (blogspot.com)
  • Cartilage - A specialized connective tissue, made of collagen fibers and ground substance (an elastic gel-like fluid). (blogspot.com)
  • ċ Nasogastric drainage, Vomiting or diarrhea, Excessive use of laxatives or diuretics, Excess IV fluids ċ water, & Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). (studystack.com)
  • An elevated hematocrit shows that the person is suffering from dengue fever and that there is an increased chance of dengue shock syndrome. (gurnick.edu)
  • Concomitant ACTH or corticosteroids may increase fluid retention. (empr.com)
  • The should not in general, testosterone widely used measure anti-estrogen activity of Masteron can also help remove any existing subcutaneous fluid retention which will greatly contribute to physique hardening effect, ultimately giving you that sought after chiselled and dry appearance. (star-traxx.com)
  • The treatment of high or low hematocrit depends on the underlying cause(s), the hematocrit level, and the overall health status of the individual. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Hematocrit is the percentage of red blood cells in a sample of whole blood. (studymode.com)
  • Hematocrit is the percentage of red blood cells in your blood. (selfhacked.com)
  • The kidneys are faced with the task of adjusting the excretion rate of water and elec- trolytes to match precisely the intake of these substances, as well as compensating for excessive losses of fluids and electrolytes that occur in certain disease states. (123doc.org)
  • Polycythemia may occur with many different conditions. (nyhq.org)
  • Seizures can also occur with polycythemia. (nyhq.org)
  • Polycythemia can occur when there are too many red blood cells in an infant's blood. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • Hematocrit may be decreased in pregnancy secondary to increased plasma volumes. (medscape.com)
  • Polycythemia can be "primary," meaning that there is a problem with the way that your body is making red blood cells, or "secondary," meaning that the problem is an adjustment to some other influence. (selfhacked.com)