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Questions about the study, treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of blood-related diseases. See also [blood]

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What is the normal range of platelet count and does this differ with age and sex?

I am trying to study the normal range of platelet counts and there are various sources out there on the internet on this topic. The article What do high or low platelet count levels mean? suggests ...
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Is low immature reticulocyte fraction after an acute hemolytic crisis normal?

All following data are theoretical and not real: A patient had a hemolytic crisis without anemia proven by elevated reticulocytes, elevated unconjugated bilirubin and normal hemoglobin and erythrocyte ...
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Susceptibility of β-Thalassemia Heterozygotes to COVID-19

A recent study by medical researchers in Greece ( concluded that β-Thalassemia Heterozygotes (carriers) are more susceptible to severe symptoms of COVID-19 as ...
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Transplant of haematopoietic stem cells, how do they get back into the bone marrow?

I read about Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. However, under "Graft types", "Autologous", it states: The patient's own stored stem cells are then transfused into his/her ...
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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia blast percentage

I'm trying to understand the oncogenesis of CML. I have a question about CFC cells and blast cells. Are those the same? I know that in the chronic phase of CML there is a blast percentage of 1-10% of ...
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High lyphocytes count in blood test

What is the lymphocytes counts limit which discriminates a recent infection from a CLL (Chronical Leukaemia Lymphocytosis)?
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Defining CPT 88184 Flow cytometry 1st marker

There are differing opinions in my office about how to bill for flow cytometry testing. To elucidate the difference, I need to give an example: A patient has blood drawn in the morning. The doctor ...
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Difference between Contusion, Haemorrage and Hematoma?

As per wikipedia these are the definitions: A contusion, commonly known as a bruise, is a type of hematoma of tissue[1] in which capillaries and sometimes venules are damaged by trauma, allowing ...
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Side Effects of Monitoring Blood Stream for Weeks?

Is there currently some safe method to monitor arterial blood for weeks while "living normally"? Essentially, do doctors monitor some people's bloods contents by attaching some device that constantly ...
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Plausibility of 30 gauge draw?

What are the risks, complications, and problems associated with using a 30 gauge needle to draw blood from someone with otherwise average veins? What is the certainty of hemolysis and would it be even ...
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How do blood substitute increase the risk of stroke?

When describing blood substitute's (BS's) made of perfluorocarbons use in clinical trials, one of the most commonly described side effected in the increase risk of stroke in the area were the PFC is ...
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