Hemostasis

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  • Blood Clot Analysis

    smoothness and the finely tuned balance of clotting factors (WebMD, 2014). Hemostasis is concerned with the clotting, or stopping, of blood. The medical term used to describe a blood clot is thrombus. In the blood, there is a liquid called plasma that makes up about half of the blood. Plasma contains proteins that help blood to clot, transport substances through the blood, and perform other functions. Blood plasma also contains glucose and other dissolved nutrients (WebMD, 2014). A blood clot can be beneficial or of great consequence to the body. A thrombus can form as a part of the normal repair process of the body. For example, a thrombus can form when there is damage…

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  • Tonsillectomies: A Case Study

    post-tonsillectomy bleeding cases.4 Such bleeding can be classified as primary or secondary hemorrhage. Primary hemorrhage occurs within the first 24 hours of surgery as a result of inadequate hemostasis. Nearly 75% of post-tonsillectomy bleeding results from primary hemorrhage occurring within 6 hours of surgery.4 Secondary hemorrhage occurs more than 24 hours following surgery; it commonly occurs on the sixth day after the operation and is associated with either premature sloughing of the…

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  • Hematology And Blood Disorders

    Hematology is the study of blood and how it relates to health and disease (“Blood Disorders”). Hematologists study blood disorders, what causes them, and how to prevent, treat, and cure them (“Blood Basics”). Advances in this field have helped increase the quality of life in people who suffer from blood disorders. For example, CML (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia) used to be treated with chemotherapy, which kills rapidly dividing cells, both healthy and diseased. Because of studies in hematology,…

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  • Calponin And Clot Formation Essay

    “A Novel Application of Microfluidic Assay to Evaluate the Role of Calponin in Platelet Function and Clot Formation” Introduction: Platelets are a very important aspect of blood clotting. They are also essential in the evolution of clots in Coronary and Cerebral arteries, which cause heart attacks and strokes, respectively. Every year, 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States; this is 1 in every 4 deaths. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United…

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  • Von Willebrand Disease Research Paper

    Von Willebrand Disease Von Willebrand disease is the most common bleeding disorder. It occurs when the body makes too little of the von Willebrand factor (VWF), a protein that helps blood clot, or when the VWF is misshapen and does not work the way it should. VWF is a carrier for another protein, called factor 8, that helps blood clot. When VWF levels are low or when VWF is not working properly, factor 8 levels are low as well and the body is less able to form stable blood clots. There are…

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  • Explain The Anatomy And Physiology Of Hemostasis

    Bleeding simply it's a process when the blood come out from anywhere in the body, due to any reason . Hemostasis: Prevention of blood loss after injury. Pathophysiology of hemostasis accrue by 3 main phases Vascular phase : which is the primary hemostasis by vasoconstriction of the arteries and vein injured. Platelet Phase: aggregation and stabilization of a hemostatic platelet on the site of injury. Coagulation phase (secondary…

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  • Wound Healing Research Paper

    Wound healing is active and complicated process that includes well developed and very controlled phases including hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. However, these phases can be compromised in some pathophysiological disorders. With healing process of the four phases and with proper care of the wound insures proper and rapid healing process. Some treatments can be as mild as ban-aid and others would have to use ointments, prescription medication, surgery depending on how…

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  • Chronic Diseases In Older Adults

    Hello Prof. Hudson and friends, Approximately 20 % of older adults have more than one chronic disease and 1/3 to 1/2 of them are on more than 5 medicines (polypharmacy) (Kane, 2011). Older adults also have risk for cognitive problems, frailty, disability, muscle loss, nutritional problems, impaired hemostasis and chronic inflammation (Kane, 2011). All these affect each other and make the situation more complex. While treating one it is possible to make a detrimental effect on the other one. I…

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  • Chronic Inflammation

    other hand, chronic inflammation, is longer, lasting around days to even years. Furthermore, acute inflammations deal with fluid and plasma oozing. In addition, to leukocytes leaving to the extravascular tissues, which are mainly habited by neutrophils. Chronic inflammation, additionally, is associated with lymphocytes and macrophages, while having an increase in blood vessels, also, dealing with fibrosis and tissue necrosis. An example of each would be, a sore throat from a cold for acute…

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  • Business: Understanding The Anatomy Of The Human Body

    Understanding a business is like understanding the anatomy of a human body. The human body has a plethora of important and vitals parts that play keys role. These vital parts are important to maintain hemostasis of the body. Without the heart, blood would not be able to pump, and the body would die. The kidney helps keep the bad stuff out of our body as like a filter for clean drinking water. The liver is important for producing proteins to help the blood clot and also plays a role in metabolism…

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