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Anemia from Malaria Linked to a Protein MIF

...edicine. "There are many difficulties with blood transfusion safety and access in Africa, especially in rural areas where most of the malaria-related deaths occur," says McDevitt. "That led us to search for a better way to identify those most at risk and a better way to treat the disease," he says. The study, ...

Repeated Heart Surgery with Older Blood Transfusion Pack More Death Risk

... Columbia University finds that older stored blood transfusion into patient //who has undergone a repeated heart surgery makes the condition worse with raised death risks. Use of older blood also is associated with an increased risk for kidney problems,acute respiratory distress and longer confinement to inten...

Impoverished Parents sell their Daughter to Treat their Ailing Kids

...ate awareness through a programme about safe blood transfusion and proper disposal of syringes used to vaccinate patients. But for Sakeena and her husband, there is nothing more important than saving the lives of her children from hepatitis C, which is usually caused by drinking contaminated water. Gul, a la...

Early Diagnosis of CJD Seems Possible

...ses in which a variant-CJD associated with a blood transfusion has caused the disease. Hence the Department of Health has asked all recipients of blood transfusions not to donate blood as a precautionary measure to protect the blood supply from vCJD. This is because as of now there is no test to detect vCJD from...

A Worm Turns: Banking on Blood From a Little Lugworm

...quests in the world of science and medicine. Blood transfusion is by nature a difficult process because blood is a complex material. The end product will be a solution that can be used to carry high levels of oxygen into the body. Effectively it is a blood substitute. It can be used in many different medical pro...

Doctors Optimistic on Separating the Conjoined US Twins

...d surprise that Kendra had to have the first blood transfusion of the operation 11 hours into the procedure. "The circulating nurse tells us the doctors seem to be progressing faster than she expected," the family said 10 hours into the surgery. Despite the risks of the complicated surgery, the family said t...

Japanese Man Tests Positive for HIV-2 Virus

... could have been infected when he received a blood transfusion in an unspecified West African country. Announcing that this was the first time that a Japanese citizen has tested positive for HIV-2, Akino clarified that there had been at least two non-Japanese people who had tested positive in Japan for the vi...

Four Die Due to Multiple Organ Failure after Blood Transfusion

... organ failure and suspected infection after blood transfusion in Rajkot, Gujarat officials said Monday.// The four people, admitted in different private hospitals of Rajkot, 230 km from here, died in the past two days after blood, brought from a blood bank, was transfused to them, the officials said here. T...

49 Kazakh Children Infected With HIV Following Transfusion

... have died in Kazakhstan after they received blood transfusion thought to be contaminated with HIV. Kazakh health ministry said 49 children have been// infected in the last few months in various hospitals in the country. "The ones who died were all younger than two years old," a ministry official told Reuters....

American Red Cross Fined $4.2m for Improper Blood Screening

...ained safe and advised patients in need of a blood transfusion to follow the advice of their physicians. The Red Cross was made to remove around 12,000 units of questionable blood and blood products from its shelves. Following this they voluntarily recalled it from hospitals and treatment centers across the nat...

AIDS Sufferers Turn to British Doctor to Prolong their Survival

...uth 24 Parganas district: "I have to undergo blood transfusion and that cost itself is huge. So far I have always purchased my medicines but I cannot afford it any more." Aparesh, who is married and resides in a place which is about three hours journey from Kolkata, is helpless since he lives on the income of...

Blood Safety, Supply, and Innovations Addressed at Conference

...tutions improve patient outcomes by implementing// transfusion alternatives in conjunction with blood conservatio...ch concerning the better use of blood products and transfusion alternatives. The meeting also will cover blood conservation in surgery, trauma and neonatal care. ...

Ministry Cites Negligence as Cause of Kazakh baby HIV cases

...Health Ministry alleges that negligence in a blood transfusion centre led to the death of four babies in Kazakhstan as well as the infection// of at least 55 children and one adult with the HIV virus. In a hospital in the south of the Central Asian state the children, and a mother, have been infected in the pas...

61 HIV Positive in south Kazakhstan

...race the 17 donors allegedly involved in the blood transfusion racket....

Awareness Must to Tackle Hepatitis: Experts

...e workers with exposure to blood and its products, transfusion and transplant recipients and people with tattoos." Says G.L. Telang, managing director, Roche Scientific Company India Pvt. Ltd.: "With hepatitis C affecting people at an alarming rate, the need of the hour is to not only go for innovative and tec...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

...n. In case of severe bleeding, as in Dengue, blood transfusion may be required. Adequate rest and supportive care is an absolute requirement. Although no vaccinations are currently available for use, clinical trials have been initiated for a vaccination against Dengue fever. The following are some of the ste...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

...n. In case of severe bleeding, as in Dengue, blood transfusion may be required. Adequate rest and supportive care is an absolute requirement. Although no vaccinations are currently available for use, clinical trials have been initiated for a vaccination against Dengue fever. The following are some of the ste...

Doctor Dissuades Mothers from Umbilical Cord Banking

... folks prefer cord blood in situations where blood transfusion is required as it is known to be a safer option and also more affordable. There are commercial companies which deal with personal cord blood banking services for a whopping fee of 2,784 pounds, which is not recommended by many organizations like the ...

HIV/AIDS prevention program extended by 18 months in Bangladesh

...e during the extended period will be on safe blood transfusion measures. Backed by the World Bank, the Bangladeshi government and the Britain's Department of International Development have been making strides in the implementation of the program since 2001, will now work on empowering the leadership and manpow...

Thalassemic patient is now HIV positive due to faulty Diagnostic kit…

...diagnosed to be HIV positive.// Initially, blood transfusion was not needed for her, however, as her condition worsened, she underwent blood transfusion 10 times last year. She had visited the Central Blood Bank at Maniktala in Kolkata in February. Sh...

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