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Image: Plastic bag containing 0.5 to 0.7 liters of packed red blood cells in citrate, phosphate, dextrose, and adenine (CPDA) solution (Photo courtesy of Fresenius HemoCare).

Transfusion Protocols Compared After Cardiac Surgery

Unnecessary blood transfusions may increase healthcare costs both directly, because blood is an increasingly scarce and expensive resource, and indirectly due to the complications associated with transfusion.  More...
26 Mar 2015

Novel Noninvasive Diagnostic Test Developed for Colorectal Cancer

Researchers have developed a genetic test for colorectal cancer using a novel liquid “biopsy” of circulating tumor cells from whole blood, a rapid, easy-to-use technology developed to improve treatment, monitoring, and overall care of cancer patients.   More...
16 Mar 2015

PROPPR Trial Supports Use of Transfusion Protocol Initially Developed for Battlefield Trauma Patients

In a groundbreaking multisite prospective clinical trial, the damage control resuscitation protocol for massive blood transfusion significantly improved severe trauma patient outcome from hemorrhagic shock, when compared to another commonly used protocol.  More...
05 Mar 2015
Image: Various types of leukocytes within a blood sample used for a differential white blood cell count to determine the relative percentages (Photo courtesy of Dr. Kristine Krafts MD).

Blood Tests Help Identify Children Who Need Appendectomy

Appendicitis is the most common abdominal surgical emergency in the pediatric population, yet the diagnosis remains challenging in many cases and the use of laboratory data as a diagnostic adjunct has similarly been associated with relatively low sensitivity, and children with pathology-proven appendicitis can often present with a normal leukocyte count  More...
05 Mar 2015

Iron Supplementation Improves Hemoglobin Recovery Time Following Blood Donation

Among blood donors with normal hemoglobin levels, low-dose oral iron supplementation, compared with no supplementation, reduced the time to recovery of the post-donation decrease in hemoglobin.  More...
02 Mar 2015
Image: The CELL-DYN Sapphire hematology analyzer (Photo courtesy of Abbott Diagnostics).

Childhood Hereditary Spherocytosis Confirmed by Hematology Analyzer

The hallmark of hereditary spherocytosis is a decreased surface area-to-volume ratio of the erythrocytes, resulting in the characteristic spherocyte form and in a blood film, spherocytes have a smaller diameter than normal RBC and are hyperchromic.  More...
26 Feb 2015
Image: Photomicrograph of a bone marrow biopsy from a patient with aplastic anemia; hematopoietic elements are markedly reduced (Photo courtesy of the University of Utah).

Transplanted Blood Cell Biomarker Associated with Improved Survival

Among patients with severe aplastic anemia who received stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor, longer leukocyte telomere length, a structure at the end of a chromosome was associated with increased overall survival at five years.  More...
23 Feb 2015

The Hematology channel at LabMedica covers the all aspect of plasma, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and blood banking, as well as related lab tools and techniques.


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