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Image: Storage of red blood cells in alkaline PAGGGM improves metabolism but has no effect on recovery after transfusion (Photo courtesy of openPR)

Transfused RBCs Rapidly Recover From Metabolic Storage Lesions

Directly after red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, a significant number of RBCs are cleared from the circulation; in some patients, up to 38% of the transfused RBCs are cleared in the first 24 hours. More...
20 Jul 2022
Image: Kallestad Anti-dsDNA EIA, Bio-Rad Autoimmune Anti-dsDNA EIA and Bio-Rad Autoimmune EIA Anti-ssDNA. Anti-DNA testing is intended for use in the diagnosis and management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and certain other rheumatic diseases (Photo courtesy of Bio-Rad)

Anti-Double Stranded DNA Antibodies Diagnose Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Anti-double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid antibodies (anti-dsDNA Abs) embrace antibodies with a wide spectrum of fine molecular specificities that are produced persistently in the context of true autoimmunity or transiently in context of infections or other clinical conditions. More...
13 Jul 2022
Image: The new generation Yumizen G800 and G1550 hemostasis analyzers (Photo courtesy of Horiba Medical)

Horiba Showcases New Generation Automated Hemostasis Analyzers at ISTH 2022

Horiba Medical (Kyoto, Japan) showcased the latest additions to its Yumizen G range of hemostasis analyzers and reagents at ISTH 2022 Congress - the premier event in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis - at London’s Excel from 9-13 July 2022. More...
07 Jul 2022
Image: A blood test could predict risk of developing leukemia in elderly years in advance (Photo courtesy of University of Glasgow)

Blood Test Could Predict Future Risk of Developing Leukemia

A blood test could predict risk of developing leukemia in the elderly population years in advance by identifying changes in blood cell production, according to new research. More...
06 Jul 2022
Image: ROTEM delta analysis helps optimize patient treatment and monitor results. Four channels and a comprehensive reagent portfolio aid in the evaluation of coagulopathies (Photo courtesy of Werfen)

Thromboelastometry Predicts Thromboembolic Events in COVID-19 Patients

In addition to severe pulmonary and renal injury, abnormality of hemostasis is recognized as a contributing factor to the severity of the COVID-19. Thromboembolic complications were diagnosed in 31% of patients with COVID-19 infection admitted to an intensive care unit, despite anticoagulation therapy. More...
05 Jul 2022
Image: The Optilite is a true benchtop analyzer and fully optimized for Protein Analysis (Photo courtesy of The Binding Site)

Mass Spectrometry Versus Immunofixation to Monitor Multiple Myeloma Treatment

The monoclonal protein (M-protein), secreted by the tumor plasma cells in patients with multiple myeloma (MM), has long been used as a biomarker to evaluate treatment response. Treatment monitoring in MM is mainly based on the identification and quantification of the M-protein by electrophoresis and/or immunofixation (IFE) in serum and urine samples. More...
30 Jun 2022
Image: BD Bactec Media: Plus Aerobic/F were used to culture blood from Leukemic Febrile Neutropenia patients and compared to metagenomic shotgun sequencing (Photo courtesy of Fisher Scientific)

Microbes Identified In Leukemic Febrile Neutropenia

Despite diagnostic advances in microbiology, the etiology of neutropenic fever remains elusive in most cases. Infectious complications of neutropenia occur in more than 80% of patients who undergo chemotherapy for hematological malignancy and 10% to 50% of those with visceral malignancies. More...
28 Jun 2022

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