Navigation Links
Need for Blood Transfusions reduced

The need for blood transfusions among critically ill patients may now be reduced by a new substance. A study showed that patients in intensive care with a lowered need for transfusion were the ones who had received weekly administration //of the man-made protein.

Researchers examined the effectiveness of a substance called recombinant human erythropoietin, or rHuEPO, that stimulates the body to produce new red blood cells and is meant to decrease the number of red blood cell transfusions. Erythropoietin, produced in the kidney, stimulates the production of red blood cells.

Study was conducted at 67 centers with 1,305 patients who had been in the ICU for two days and were expected to stay there for at least two more days. Participants were assigned to receive either a placebo or 40,000 units of rHuEPO on day three in the ICU and weekly while in the hospital.

Results show that patients who received rHuEPO were less likely to receive a transfusion. More than 59 percent of patients taking the placebo had transfusions in contrast to 50.6 percent of patients taking rHuEPO. Around 18 percent reduction in total blood units transfused and a greater increase in haemoglobin was found in the rHuEPO administered group. Study also indicated that rHuEPO did not improve survival or clinical outcomes.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
2. Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
3. Blood clots likely in long travel
4. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
5. Blood transfusions beneficial after heart attacks
6. Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims
7. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
8. Blood test may identify ovarian cancer
9. A Blood test for suicide risk?
10. Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength
11. Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... New Jersey: This year marks Children’s Specialized Hospital ’s 125th anniversary of helping ... hospital has themed the milestone “Hats Off” and kicked off the yearlong celebration at ... 21, at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey. , “Hats Off” is ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 24, ... ... of rehabilitative treatment for physical disease or injury that focuses on repairing the ... surgery. , With an emphasis on functional restoration, NYDNRehab began providing treatments ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Growing in popularity, more ... more gluten-free products are available and easily accessible. Whether someone chooses to cut gluten ... to a certain diet, King Kullen Grocery stocks their shelves with many different gluten-free ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... a wellness specialist for forty years and a trainer for Ageless Grace ( ... Hour Radio Talk Show on May 16, 2016. , Formerly a Northwestern University ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... Dominican Republic on September 21, 2016. Dr. Gerard, who holds a Doctorate of ... a not-for-profit organization promoting health and wellness in Third World countries where resources ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016 Open Access Journal ... Elsevier , a world-leading provider of ... announced the launch of Clinical Neurophysiology ... focuses on clinical practice issues in clinical neurophysiology. The ... normal values and didactic reviews. It is an official ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... PUNE, India , May 23, 2016 ... is spread across 163 pages, profiles 12 companies and ... 280 tables and figures on the industry and its ... study that is comprehensive in nature, details the current ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Clarifying Vision - ... Monitoring, and Vision Care What can be ... going to grow at the fastest rates? This ... assessing data, trends, opportunities and prospects. ... Discover the most lucrative areas in the industry and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: