Tag: "transfusion" at biology news
New research provides evidence that Rh proteins act as CO2 gas channels
... Yet, despite the Rh protein's importance in blood transfusion
and the problems it can cause between Rh negative mothers and their Rh positive fetuses, its biological role has remained largely unresolved since its discovery 65 years ago. But a new study, led by biologists at the University of California, Berkele...
First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched
...age or compromise the therapeutic value of a blood transfusion
such as the oxygen carrying properties of red cell...ously received a blood transfusion. Unfortunately, transfusion
recipients are often the people most motivated to donate blood. Other nations around the globe have...
Final results demonstrate Aranesp dosed every two weeks is comparable to Epoetin alfa dosed weekly
...out a compromise in efficacy in terms of decreased transfusion
risk or improved quality of life." In the Phase 3 ...1 g/dL. Both groups of patients had similar blood transfusion
rates, patient reported outcomes, and safety endpoints. In this study, at least 90 percent of pati...
Pall prion removal technology presented to FDA blood products advisory committee
...gy as a new risk reduction measure to help prevent transfusion
transmission of infectious prions that can cause v...," he stated. "Removing prions from blood prior to transfusion
is an approach that can lead to a greater reduction of risk and also mitigate the issue of blood ava...
Removing prions that cause mad cow in humans from blood
...), the human form of 'mad cow disease,' from blood transfusion
was the focus of the Food & Drug Administration (F...ell and non cell-associated -- from blood prior to transfusion
in a single step. Dr. Coker presented an overview of the key study results that show that the novel ...
National study finds second cesarean section safer than normal delivery
...f the wall of the uterus and the increased rate of transfusion
mitigate that advantage. "During the past 25 years, as the number of repeated cesarean sections grew, vaginal birth after cesarean section was increasingly recommended in clinical-management guidelines, prompting a rise in the use of this approach in...
Research confirms that vCJD prions can be removed from blood
... much closer to helping ensure the safety of blood transfusion
and preventing this insidious and devastating disease from escalating." The Leukotrap Affinity Prion Reduction Filter's innovative proprietary technology is designed to provide the dual benefit of reducing both leukocytes (white blood cells) and inf...
Scientists raise concerns about second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection
...e reduction has reduced the potential risk of vCJD transfusion
transmission by about 92 percent. He also spoke a...enhance blood safety. He said that improvements in transfusion
safety are not likely to be implemented in the U.S. without patient advocacy. Dr. Ness reviewed U....
Loyola begins study on blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury
...trauma victim may need to wait up to an hour for a transfusion
following transport to the hospital and being typed and cross-matched. "Saline, the current standard of care, helps us restore a patient's blood pressure but does not deliver oxygen, a critical nutrient to prevent organ damage in the brain, heart, lu...
Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies
...d be desirable, says Rabe. Decreasing the need for transfusion
would be especially valuable in developing countries, where transfusion
carries a high risk of transmitting infection. No formal guidelines currently set the time for clamp...