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Blood transfusion linked to lung ailment

... reversible, TRALI is a leading cause of death for transfusion recipients. It kills 5% to 10% of patients who dev...those of other ailments. The FDA sent a letter to transfusion specialists nationwide describing TRALI and warning that "recognition of symptoms and immediate trea...

Need for Blood Transfusions reduced

...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 ...

Liver diseases: The enemy with an accomplice

...onors, or had been operated on, subjected to blood transfusion or intravenous injections. Under a microscope their liver looked as it should look like in case of a sluggish chronic viral hepatitis. However, 65% of the patients got to know that they are ill with hepatitis only during their last hospitalization. I...

Mad Cow Disease Might Be Linked to Blood Transfusions

...eloped vCJD six and a half years after receiving a transfusion from a donor who gave the blood years before devel...ease from eating tainted beef rather than from the transfusion -- the authors note statistical analysis shows that is unlikely. Researchers say, “The identificatio...

Blood Transfusion A Likely Cause For A Rare And Fatal Brain Disorder

...fusion. The first case of vCJD linked to a blood transfusion was discovered in the United Kingdom. At that time, 17 people who had received blood donated from donors who later developed vCJD were identified. The new case reported is one of those 17 individuals. The person did not die from the disease but rathe...

Reconstituted Blood Better For Young Hearts

...were seen for the two groups in terms of bleeding, transfusion requirements, complications and mortality rates. But the infants who received the reconstituted blood had significantly shorter stays in both the intensive care unit and the hospital, and spent less time on a respirator after the surgery. Researcher...

New Diseases

...r, a case of probable transmission of vCJD through transfusion of blood components from an asymptomatic donor who subsequently developed the disease has been reported. It is believed that the persons who have developed vCJD became infected through their consumption of cattle products contaminated with the agent ...

Potato powder to stop bleeding

... during surgeries. As a result, they can limit the transfusion of banked blood products and better avoid complications associated with blood transfusions. The FDA approved the hemostat late last year. The hemostat acts as an ultra-efficient, dehydrating "sponge" when applied to the bleeding source. It is applie...

The romantic legacy of an AIDS victim ended up in tragedy

...believed to have contracted the virus from a blood transfusion 12 years ago. The ordeal began with friends, neighbours and even family members socially boycotting them after she was diagnosed as HIV positive. It was alleged that Basanti was even prevented from boarding a cycle rickshaw by some neighbours becaus...

Blood Transfusion May Not Be Required For Thalassaemia

...form of thalassaemia disease may not require blood transfusion as a treatment procedure. Hemoglobin E ? thalassa...a in many Asian// countries—can be managed without transfusion in many patients, suggests a research letter published online in the September issue of The Lancet. ...

India Has The Oldest And Largest Collection Of Preserved Mosquitoes – Mosquito Museu

...eedle like sting. The plasmodium is transmitted by transfusion of infected blood....

Controversy Surrounding The HIV Positive Reports Of One-Year Girl In Kerala

...aiming that a one-year-old girl who had received a transfusion form the hospital blood bank has been tested positive for HIV infection. // According to the inquiry, one-year-old Reshmi, who is HIV-positive, was given blood, which had been taken from a person who was HIV-negative. The parents of the child are...

Controversy: Malaria Vaccine - Future Possibility Or Just A Dream?

... hypoderme needle like sting. It is transmitted by transfusion of infected blood. More on Medindia: http://www.medindia.com/news/view_news_main.asp?x=5789 http://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/malaria.asp http://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/mosquito_about.htm http://www.medindia....

Drug increases hemoglobin in Myelodysplastic Syndrome

...in the erythropoietin-naive group had at least one transfusion during the 13-week observation period. In the group previously treated with an erythropoietic agent (n= 59), 44 percent experienced an erythroid response, with 24 percent classified as major. Forty-five percent of patients achieved the target hemoglo...

Snippy haircuts, snappier AIDS lessons from barbers

...ller," said Dilshad. Through sexual contact, blood transfusion or use of infected needles - he can rattle off the many ways in which HIV is transmitted. He said while many of his customers seemed to have heard of the disease, they often did not know where to go for blood tests. The barbers themselves make sure ...

Intravenous Iron treats anemia of pregnancy faster

...nt out. Moreover, it may reduce the need for blood transfusion in pregnant women who have severe anemia near term. They conclude that intravenously administered iron 'may be considered an alternative to oral iron in the treatment of pregnant women with severe iron deficiency anemia during the third trimester.'...

Revlimid Approved For Treatment Of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) by FDA

...rformance in clinical trials. The need for a blood transfusion was eliminated in patients treated with Revlimid. Infact, following 3 months of therapy, a majority of the patients became independent of transfusions. This effect was observed for an average of 44 weeks. The new drug closely resembles another drug...

Boy Refused Compensation For HIV Infection Following Hospital Admission

...ible source of infection was identified as a blood transfusion (August 2002) following surgical repair of the boy’s cleft palate, a developmental abnormality associated with the face. The director of the hospital however dismissed the blame, stating that the boy's HIV infection was not connected to the hospita...

Hepatitis C Virus To Be Screened Before Blood Transfusion

...s C. He said that people who had received blood transfusion before 1997 to go in for a blood check up to scree...and erase all doubts that people who had undergone transfusion before that might be infected with the disease. He said this at the health seminar on Hepatitis C ...

HIV infected patients claim 30 million yuan in Harbin court

... the virus directly through the contaminated blood transfusion and the other four got infection indirectly from t...al and farm which they feel is responsible for the transfusion of infected blood without properly checking the blood for presence of HIV. ...

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