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What should be done if a person is stabbed?

If the weapon is still in the wound : don't touch anything and call the appropriate emergency system (varies from country to country). Never attempt to remove any penetrating object still in situ ...
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Citrate vs EDTA

I'm not familiar with using citrate or EDTA as an anticoagulant in medical care (i.e. as a drug). However, it is often used in blood sampling tubes so that the blood sample does not clot. As to ...
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How is anaemia commonly diagnosed?

In the context of your question, the clinical context is limited to a patient's history (symptoms and relevant circumstances) and signs discovered during a physical examination, which can include ...
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What happens when you put O+ blood in O- body

Kinda interesting question IMHO, let me break it down a little. First, let's tackle the ABO system. Here you are transfusing O into O, so that would be perfectly fine. Secondly, the is the Rhesus ...
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How reliable is the determination method of reference ranges for blood tests?

Question: How reliable is the determination method of reference ranges for blood tests? Short answer: The tests for which you can find different reference ranges may not be unreliable because of ...
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Decisions about anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation: how to factor in thrombocytopenia?

There are a number of indices used to assess bleeding risk Bleeding risk scores to quantify hemorrhage risk include HAS-BLED (Hypertension, Abnormal renal/liver function, Stroke, Bleeding history ...
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Thrombotic events and antiphospholipid syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by the occurrence of venous or arterial thrombosis and/or an adverse pregnancy outcome due to the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) 1. ...
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Is there evidence that vaccine-related blood clots could be due to injection technique?

While I realize this doesn't answer your question in the narrow way that you frame it ("I do not believe that we can exclude accidental errors as a potential cause" as you put it), I'm ...
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The role of growth factors in haemopoiesis

I'll admit, this is far from being clear and I don't have enough points to make this as comment yet but let me try to give you a help with this pseudo-answer. After birth, hematopoiesis is mainly ...
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Why is prothrombin time not used to monitor the effects of heparin?

Most PT assays contain polybrene, which neutralizes heparin. According to "Coagulation assays and anticoagulant monitoring": Polybrene is a positively charged material that will neutralize UFH, and ...
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Is there a modern term for "pessary cell"?

I agree with @anongoodnurse that we typically refer to this as hypochromic. Since you were looking up vitamin B12, then I am even more confident this is the case. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a ...
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Is there evidence that vaccine-related blood clots could be due to injection technique?

Yes. This recent Nature article mentions a few potential hypotheses for vaccine-related blood clots, including the hypothesis in question here: One possible factor affecting the safety of adenoviral ...
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Why does hydrops fetalis occur in erythroblastosis fetalis?

Many conditions can lead to fetal hydrops. The most significant contributing factor is the fetal homeostatic response to relative hypoxia. For a number of reasons, the fetus is more prone to the ...
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Hemeatology vs Hematology

It's just a misspelling of haematology, which is the British spelling of hematology. Hematology and haematology are synonyms, and there is no such word hemeatology. From the Merriam-Webster Medical ...
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Explanation of normal CRP during neutrophilia?

C-reactive protein synthesis is driven primarily by interleukin-6 IL-6 induces CRP production in the liver by activating Janus kinases. Signal transducers and activators of transcription ...
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Take different blood components from different people

There are no stupid ideas, this is a very good question. Unfortunately the answer is you can't do this - what determines the blood type is the presence of antigens on the surface of red blood cells. ...
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