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Fund being raised for treatment to HIV positive Libyan kid

... child who has been victimized to HIV infection by transfusion of contaminated blood....

Kerr Discourages Transfusion Hepatitis Inquiry

...many campaigners, mostly hemophiliacs question the transfusion practice carried on during this period. The Holy...t will be wishful thinking to realize the complete transfusion story. Presently, regular blood donors who are infected are already under the scanner. Mr. Kerr told...

Quality Platelets and Improved Blood Availability No Longer a Pipe Dream

...d analysts in perfecting the donor and donee blood transfusion match. The instrument owes its birth to Elisabeth Maurer, a UBC clinical assistant professor of pathology and a Canadian Blood Services scientist, who have ingeniously designed the instrument. Keddie Brown, a fourth-year UBC engineering physics stud...

Safety Of Heart Drug Questioned

...control the bleeding and reduce necessity of blood transfusion in patients who underwent open-heart surgery. The drug acts by blocking the function of enzymes that are involved in the clot dissolving process. The drug manufacturer, Bayer AG, a German based concern in response has stated that the drug has been ...

Britain Announces Third Transfusion Related 'Mad Cow' Case

...s said to have contracted the disease from a blood transfusion // that had taken place 8 years ago. The donor w... the disease much earlier, 20 months following the transfusion is under strict medical supervision at the National Prion Clinic and is still alive, according to of...

Madhya Pradesh: Blood Transfusion Infects 136 Individuals With HIV

...n Madhya Pradesh, 136 have been found to be due to transfusion of contaminated blood. // Health Minister Ajay Bis... organizations involved in the controversial blood transfusion issue. The minister further stated that an action plan would be implemented to avoid such instances ...

Knowing spread of AIDS: a crime; urges Chinese lawmaker.

...ls like sexual intercourse, syringe sharing, blood transfusion and organ transplant. As put by Li the offenders would be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison, and up to life imprisonment and death sentence. Li added, "The risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS is expanding rapidly from a few professional c...

Hospital Says There Is Time but Baby Decides Otherwise

...imetres. After her blood loss she needed immediate transfusion of blood but to add to her difficulty there were also delays over her blood transfusion. She I very upset and feels that one can never get these first moments back. Joanne is the latest mum turned away from Wishaw. Last month Kirsty McDonald, 26, w...

Hospital-acquired HIV Kills One Child in Kerala

...uired in a medical college hospital during a blood transfusion about five months ago . Rashmi was suffering from a condition of low hemoglobin called anemia and she was taken to the hospital fro blood transfusion. She returned home HIV positive. The hospital denied contamination hence the parents tested themse...

Mad Cow Disease – Worst Is Yet To com

...ormant form meant it could be spread through blood transfusion to which all genotypes are susceptible. This could...concern, especially for people in the in the blood transfusion service and surgeons as they may be a source of secondary transmission....

Investigation to identify the source of HIV infection

...lood bank from where Reshmi had received blood for transfusion had followed the prescribed protocol to ensure safe blood. Hence Dr. Ramesh said Reshmi's infection could be a case where the donor was in the window period. Hence during the routine test the donor showed negative results. He said extra sensitive ...

Beware Of A Silent Killer Called Haemophilia

...ve in 1989, he claims that it was due to the blood transfusion that he and his brother became HIV positive. Haemophilia may be a rare disorder but as it has such intense health implications it needs for a more than a drastic step to raise awareness by the government and health officials....

Haemophiliac Get a Raw Deal

...a routine blood transfusion. He received the blood transfusion in an army hospital in Delhi cantonment. Tragically, it's not the combination of the two diseases that he's upset about, but the lack of awareness among the people, apathy of the government and the lack of financial aid. He says that though it is a r...

Guidelines For Treating Severely Injured Patients On The Anvil

...eumonia, blood sugar control, nutritional support, transfusion thresholds, and sedation. "This program shows how partnerships between clinical and basic researchers can speed the pace of improving medical practices," said NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. “Combining cutting-edge basic science tools with clini...

240 Hours And Counting As Mahajan Continues To Battle For Life

...ents with extensive multiple trauma, massive blood transfusion and systemic sepsis. The BJP general secretary underwent a minor surgery Saturday to give him an abdominal wash. The hospital authorities said he continued to be on medication to support the blood pressure. Earlier, the doctors had said his body wa...

Boy Infected with AIDS at AIIMS

...om cancer//, became infected with AIDS after blood transfusion at the hospital in 2001. Aggrieved with the defe... has avoided producing papers related to the blood transfusion since 2001 when the case was filed by the patient. The boy was then nine-years-old. According to J...

A Boy Undergoing Treatment For Cancer Gets AIDS At AIIMS

...g from cancer, got inflicted with AIDS after blood transfusion at the hospital in 2001. The victim, who was ni...nt of cancer, supposedly has contracted HIV due to transfusion of contaminated blood. His father in 2001 filed a writ petition in the High Court seeking compensati...

AIIMS Counsel Claims Cancer Patient Got HIV Through Needle

...cer got inflicted with AIDS after undergoing blood transfusion in 2001. //The court has also asked for an explana...sts. Justice Vikramjit Sen ruled that the blood transfusion was the business of the public at large and the inability or unwillingness of the hospital to produc...

How To Prevent A Stroke

...ren with sickle cell disease at age 2 and consider transfusion therapy for those found to be at high stroke risk, 5) Evaluate adult sickle cell patients for known stroke risk factors and manage them according to stroke prevention guidelines. The "less well-documented or potentially modifiable" risk factors have...

US Firm To Supply Female Condoms To India

... contraceptive pills, intra-uterine devices, blood transfusion bags, surgical sutures and surgical gloves. --Edited IANS...

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