Navigation Links
Older Blood Boosts Chances of Infection in Transfusion Patients
Date:10/28/2008

Study found those who received blood that was 29 days or older faced twice the risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients who receive a transfusion of stored blood that is 29 days or older face double the risk for developing one or more serious infections compared to those who get "fresher" blood, new research indicates.

The study authors pointed out that current U.S. regulations set the upper limit for blood storage at 42 days, at which point the blood must be thrown away. Yet, the latest finding suggests that infection risk might actually begin nearly two weeks before that accepted cut-off date.

"This issue is something that has been on the radar for some time, so the idea that aging blood can pose problems is not completely new," said study author Dr. Raquel Nahra, who conducted her research while at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J. "But the bottom line here is that what we found is that patients who received blood transfusions with blood 29 days or older appeared to have a greater risk for infection."

Nahra is currently working at Stark Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark. She and her colleagues were scheduled to present their findings Tuesday at the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, in Philadelphia.

The observations follow a 2006 finding from Duke University Medical Center researchers that seriously ill heart patients who received a transfusion of older blood -- between 31 to 42 days old -- faced a higher risk of death than similar patients who got "fresher" blood (stored for up to 19 days).

The new research team noted that the existing threshold was established to deal with the fact that while in storage red blood cells release cytokines, which are known to dampen a transfusion patient's immune system -- rendering the patient more susceptible to infection.

Cytokine release tends to begin around two weeks into blood storage, mounting to
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Luoxin Announces 2008 Third Quarterly Results; Profit Attributable to Shareholders Surged 62.9% to Approximately RMB 138,141,000
2. Stress affects older adults more than young adults
3. Darwin Stockholders Adopt Merger Agreement with Allied World
4. Cancer screening rates among older Medicaid patients fall short of national objectives
5. Sunlight exposure plus low antioxidant levels may place older adults at risk for eye disease
6. Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
7. Older Workers Worried About Promised Medicare and Social Security Benefits, Watson Wyatt Survey Finds
8. Older Problem Gamblers Face Increased Suicide Risk
9. Top Insurance Expert Calls on 144,000 Holders of Long-Term Care Polices to Protest an Eleventh Hour Conseco Trust
10. Hormone Therapy Not Best for Older Prostate Cancer Patients
11. Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces Underwritten Public Offering by Shareholder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Older Blood Boosts Chances of Infection in Transfusion Patients
(Date:4/18/2014)... published online in The Gerontologist ... is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death ... control over their lives. In particular, listening to gospel ... death and an increase in sense of control. , ... and men, and individuals of both low- and high-socioeconomic ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... (Seattle, WA April 18, 2014) Benaroya Research ... to research how blocking a particular molecule in metastatic ... and the number of lung metastases. BRI scientists have ... protein can shrink tumors by 60 - 80 percent ... to the lung. The $1.8 million five-year grant comes ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... scientists could lead to potential new treatments for breaking ... , Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of ... lungs can lead to serious organ damage and, in ... options centers on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, ... that a specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... pain relief targets that could be used to ... King,s College London made the discovery when researching ... of the body. , Dr Marzia Malcangio said: ... pain generation and our findings could help chemotherapy ... One potential side effect of some chemotherapy drugs ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine ... have suffered a recent major loss are more likely ... , The study is published in this month,s issue ... , Because compassionate behaviors are associated with better health ... insights into ways to improve the outcomes of individuals ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Religious music brings benefit to seniors' mental health 2Health News:Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer 2Health News:New clues on tissue scarring in scleroderma 2Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2
... it helps ease the shock of trauma, study finds ... from post-traumatic stress disorder may ultimately benefit from a ... new research suggests. , The study findings are preliminary. ... a potent way to help PSTD patients through the ...
... Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers Indicates Support for Continued ... Investigational Use Where Blood Is Not an Option, ... ) announced today that the Company,s strategy to pursue,indications ... when blood is not an option was reinforced by ...
... prisoners to community-based medical care prior to release ... percent of ex-offenders were retained in health care ... according to researchers from The Miriam Hospital. Continuity ... criminal justice systems, improve health outcomes, and may ...
... ... show., SAN DIEGO, May 7 ... the image of nursing,in the media. The campaign launches with a 26-episode ... of modern,healthcare. The show, Nurse TV, will premier this fall on more ...
... in North ... Carolina, CHAPEL ... to reward physicians for,delivering high-quality care, announced today that Blue Cross and ... Carolina State Health Plan are collaborating in a three-year,pilot program which started ...
... nation,s largest health plan-owned pharmacy benefits manager,(PBM) announced a ... serve,as the pharmacy benefits manager for their 550,000 members. ... an independent licensee of the Blue,Cross Blue Shield Association, ... this agreement for an additional five years., Under ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Virtual Reality Therapy May Help PTSD Patients 2Health News:Virtual Reality Therapy May Help PTSD Patients 3Health News:Biopure Reaffirms Strategy Following Recent NIH/FDA Workshop 2Health News:Biopure Reaffirms Strategy Following Recent NIH/FDA Workshop 3Health News:Biopure Reaffirms Strategy Following Recent NIH/FDA Workshop 4Health News:Prisoner HIV program leads to continuum of medical care after release 2Health News:Prisoner HIV program leads to continuum of medical care after release 3Health News:Nursing Shortage Spurs Campaign to Change the Image of Nursing in the Media 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Achieves Bridges to Excellence Certification 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Achieves Bridges to Excellence Certification 3Health News:WellPoint NextRx Announces New Agreement With Blue Cross of Idaho 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. , Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the ... it has received commitments from institutional investors to purchase ... common stock in an at-the-market registered direct offering, led ... Company entered into definitive purchase agreements with these investors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors ... able to protect their most important business assets, ... ) Because of the highly-competitive ... remains one of the most litigious industry sectors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 The Cadence Fitness ... Fitness Center by the Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit ... achieve their full potential. The Cadence Fitness & Health ... western suburbs and second in the Chicagoland area. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3
... Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... new drug, LX1031, a tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) inhibitor, demonstrated ... of non-constipating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Top-line results ... times daily produced a statistically significant improvement in global ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of ... first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2009, compared with $2,001,896 ... 2.2%. , The first quarter of fiscal 2010 produced operating ... for the first quarter of fiscal 2009. The net loss ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lexicon Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of LX1031 in Non-Constipating Irritable Bowel Syndrome 2Lexicon Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of LX1031 in Non-Constipating Irritable Bowel Syndrome 3Lexicon Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of LX1031 in Non-Constipating Irritable Bowel Syndrome 4Lexicon Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of LX1031 in Non-Constipating Irritable Bowel Syndrome 5Corgenix Reports Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 2Corgenix Reports Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: