How to use Transfusions in a sentence
She would set up transfusions if there was danger the human might die, and had to twice for Cassandra.
The patient with AML was receiving multiple transfusions of both red cells and platelets, and thus presented as a case of platelet refractoriness.
Furthermore, a number of patients never develop HLA antibodies nor do they become refractory, despite receiving multiple platelet transfusions.
See Gauchers News, April 2003 for an article on autologous blood transfusions.
This amount should be that quantity which is expected to be sufficient to avoid homologous blood transfusions.Advertisement
Like the adult form, platelet transfusions should NOT be given.
Rarely, blood transfusions or surgery may be required.
The first few days ' blood tests showed high platelets, due to the many transfusions of platelets received during surgery.
If your pet is very ill, it may require blood transfusions to build up the red blood cell count.
Some cats seem to be helped with blood transfusions.Advertisement
Blood transfusions may be used to treat children with sickle cell disease.
Although there is a high risk of repeat strokes in patients with sickle cell anemia, the risk can be reduced with regular blood transfusions.
This may include transfusions of platelets, intravenous immunoglobulins, or prednisone.
Platelet transfusions are not recommended for routine treatment of ITP.
Some patients with severe symptoms receive regular blood transfusions to prevent crises and/or other complications such as stroke and organ damage.Advertisement
Blood transfusions and medication may also be necessary.
Medical treatments such as removing the spleen or administering transfusions of red blood cells can create short-term benefits, but these treatments do not offer a cure.
Depending on the strength of the antibody, the anemia may clear up on its own or exchange transfusions may be necessary to replace the newborn's blood.
Transfusions of packed red blood cells or whole blood may also be used to replace blood volume and to stimulate the body's own production of red blood cells.
If it does, transfusions or hormone treatments to stimulate red blood cell production may be given.Advertisement
Thalassemia major may be treated with regular transfusions, surgical resection of the spleen to avoid its removal of RBCs from circulation, and sometimes iron chelation therapy.
Children or young adults with thalassemia major may require periodic hospitalization to receive blood transfusions or, in some cases, bone marrow transplants.
Treatment for aplastic anemia may involve blood transfusions and bone marrow transplantation to replace malfunctioning cells with healthy ones.
Transfusions may be given in certain situations or exchange transfusions if hemolytic disease of the newborn is not quickly resolved.
Beta thalassemia intermedia is a clinical term that describes the disease in individuals who have moderate anemia that only requires blood transfusions intermittently.Advertisement
For those with a more severe form of the disease, the need for transfusions may be intermittent or ongoing, perhaps on a monthly basis, and require desferoxamine treatment.
As a person with beta thalassemia intermedia gets older, however, the need for blood transfusions may increase to the point that they are required on a regular basis.
Most of these infants received experimental treatment including transfusions before birth, early delivery, and bone marrow transplantation before birth, although the latter procedure had, as of 2004, not yet been successful.
Otherwise, the medical outlook is similar to a child with beta thalassemia major, with the important exception that ongoing, lifelong blood transfusions begin at birth.
Individuals with beta thalassemia major receive regular blood transfusions, usually on a monthly basis.Advertisement
An additional side effect of repeated transfusions is that the body is unable to get rid of the excess iron that accompanies each transfusion.
It aids in counteracting the life-threatening buildup of iron in the body associated with long-term blood transfusions.
Iron overload-A side effect of frequent blood transfusions in which the body accumulates abnormally high levels of iron.
Cryoprecipitate was invented in 1965 to replace the need for whole plasma transfusions, which introduced more volume than needed and carried the threat of exposure to hepatitis or AIDs.
Severe bleeding episodes require transfusions of human blood clotting factors.Advertisement
However, heparin has not proven useful in treating patients with DIC resulting from heat stroke, exotic snakebites, trauma, incompatible transfusions, and acute problems resulting from obstetrical complications.
Blood transfusions received prior to testing may alter results.
Some infants are placed on a ventilator to help them breathe, and some receive transfusions of platelets, which help the blood clot when there is internal bleeding.
If bleeding becomes a problem, the patient may require frequent blood or platelet transfusions or operations to control the bleeding.
Prior to 1946 (when newborn blood transfusions were introduced) 20,000 babies were affected by Rh disease yearly.Advertisement
If bilirubin levels are elevated, indicating impending intrauterine death, the fetus can be given intrauterine transfusions at ten-day to two-week intervals, generally until 32 to 34 weeks gestation, when delivery should be performed.
One or more transfusions may be necessary to treat anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, and bleeding.
Blood transfusions and injections of blood products may broadcast viral diseases like hepatitis that stress the immune system by flooding it with foreign proteins.
In an emergency it may not be possible to do without blood transfusions.
Exchange transfusions may be given for high-risk infants, especially those with blood group (ABO) or type (Rh positive infants born to Rh negative mothers) incompatibilities.Advertisement
Donating blood must be done as a volunteer because any blood received from a paid donor cannot be used in human transfusions.
These donations are the only way hospitals and other medical institutions can complete blood transfusions to the patients who need it often.
There were two refrigerators for holding blood, needles for drawing, IV tubing for transfusions and a multitude of surgical instruments for removing bullets and knife tips.