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  • Case Study: Utilizing Soft-Tissue Infection At Surgical Site

    cultures should be obtained as soon as possible after the initial onset of fever. A complete blood count with differential (CBC) provides healthcare professionals with information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelet levels, and hemoglobin and hematocrit (WebMD, 2016). Not only does a CBC provide information regarding the different blood cells, but physicians utilize the information to diagnose many health issues such as anemia and infection (WebMD, 2016). A CBC with differential provides valuable information to aid in the diagnosis of sepsis. Septic patients typically have high white blood count levels, which is an indicator for infection. Studies have shown platelet counts will increase at the onset of serious stress or inflammation, but will fall when persistent sepsis is present, which poses a threat for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) to develop (Kalil, 2016). Due to the risk of DIC, patients should have additional coagulation studies. These studies include prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial prothromboplastin time (aPTT). Patients with DIC will have elevated PT and aPTT levels along with decreased platelet levels. The comprehensive metabolic profile (CMP) provides an overall picture of a patients chemical balance and metabolism, electrolyte balance, and proves useful in assessing organ function (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2016). Included in a CMP are lab…

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  • EDTA In Quantitative Analysis

    analysis being undertaken within the first four hours after phlebotomy, whether tripotassium EDTA or dipotassium EDTA are used would not have significance variation on the results obtained from the differential analysis of white blood cells and full blood cell counts (Macey et al. 2002). Furthermore, citrate is also applicable as an anticoagulant especially in coagulation tests. This is because, different from EDTA, the activation of platelets in vitro tends to be less spontaneous when using…

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  • Case Study Of Gaucher's Disease

    when the metabolism and storage of fats is irregular; this can be quite harmful due to the fact that there is a deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebroside (GBA) which is located on chromosome 1q21 and encompasses 11 exons. Which an individual’s body will not break down or store the fatty substances correctly. This could cause glucocerebroside to gather around the vital organs; commonly in the liver, lungs, spleen, bone marrow and in scarce cases, can even accumulate in the brain. There are three…

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  • Gaucher's Disease Research Paper

    It causes anemia in which there’s a small quantity of blood cells. You can get bruised easily because of the decrease of blood in your platelets (thrombocytopenia). You may also get lung disease. In lung disease you have hard time breathing because the air gets trapped in your lungs in former (COPD) etc. You get bone pain and fractures you may also get arthritis. You get joint pain and stiffness from arthritis. With Gaucher’s disease type 1 there is treatment. There’s no life threatening risk if…

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  • Same Day Surgery Research Paper

    pre-operative patient I was able to assist with was 77 year old, R.W, a white female in for a sonography. Ms. R.W. was receiving a sonography because she had a wound underneath her stomach that will open and gush blood at random times and then close back up. The sonography was going to try and determine what might be causing the wound to open. A sonography is a diagnostic procedure that visualizes body tissue structures or wave-form analysis. This ultrasound can detect tissue abnormalities such…

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  • The Unpardonable Sin And My Scarlet Story Of Lebonour Children's Child

    Two days later, she stopped breathing and I popped her diaper and she began to cry. I immediately call her pediatrician and he told me to bring her in. He ran all kinds of test and found nothing. Not being pleased with his effort he admitted her into the hospital for even more test. That hospital transferred her to Lebonour Children’s Hospital an hour and a half away. They found out that her white platelets in her blood were severely low and she needed a blood platelet transfusion immediately.…

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  • Math In Medicine

    predicted how many people may be infected or come into contact with the disease. It even goes as far as to how scientists find the gestation period of the virus when left on a surface and how long it can survive in certain climates and temperatures, from the degree to a rough estimate of the length of time it would take before said virus dies when left in those conditions. With this information, it is easier to see how mathematics play an important role in the world of medicine. After all, a…

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  • The Advantages Of Automated Blood Cultures

    Blood cultures have always been a critical tool in the management of life-threatening conditions like septicemia, enteric fever, infective endocarditis, brucellosis etc. Manual or conventional blood cultures were performed by inoculating large volumes of blood into nutrient broth or biphasic media and repeated subcultures were performed to detect growth. Automated blood culture systems were introduced in early 1970’s. Today there are wide variety of systems available in the market. These have…

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  • Difference Between Doping And Red Platelets

    The utilisation of denied medication or techniques to enhance preparation and game by competitors is called Doping ("What is doping? | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization", 2016). According to National Drug Strategy - Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs - Erythropoietin (2016), EPO manages the creation of red platelets in bone marrow and is a normally happening hormone delivered by cells in the kidneys; EPO is discharged from the kidney cells when the oxygen…

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  • Platelet Poor Clasma Case Study

    Case study one 1. Principle of APTT: Platelet poor plasma (PPP) is incubated at 37 degrees Celsius then phospholipid (cephalin) and a contact activator (e.g.: Kaolin, ellagic acid) are added followed by calcium (all pre-warmed to 37 degrees Celsius). Addition of calcium initiates clotting and timing begins. The APTT measures the time required to regenerate thrombin and fibrin polymers via the intrinsic and common pathways. Reagents:  Platelet poor plasma (PPP)  Surface activator: example;…

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