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:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 A positive outlook ... and improve your health. This year, at the Weekend for ... announce that adored LA radio talk show host Mother Love ... living with diabetes. , The always-funny Jo Anne Hart, ... is best known for her widely acclaimed talk show on ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... It is true that a business-oriented hosting solution ... brand or business online. Best Cheap Hosting USA, ... of professional web hosting suppliers and announced that ... the best VPS hosting suppliers in 2014. , ... businesses or enterprises can find the right hosting ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... September 18, 2014 Finding the perfect ... many dieters feeling that their weight loss struggle will ... trained in the science of fast weight loss, patients ... negative side effects. In fact, a recent in-house survey ... an average of 20 pounds during the first month ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) ... Hispanic Physicians Association (HPA) Friends and Family Golf ... Texas. , The tournament, which will take place at ... for student scholarships through three golf challenges, “Top Scramble”, ... Equipment is provided at the event and there ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... SMI (Silicon Microstructures, Inc.) ... sensor Series designed especially for cost sensitive applications ... and differential offering allows for optimal signal resolution ... accuracy provide the user high performance while the ... reliability and long-term reliability needed for critical applications. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:DiabetesSisters Showcases Radio Talk Show Host Mother Love at Weekend for Women Conference in Los Angeles 2Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA: GreenGeeks, Arvixe And iPage Are The Best Hosting Suppliers In 2014 2Health News:Diet Doc Discloses the Results of a Recent In-House Survey Revealing an Average Loss of 20 Pounds Per Month with Their No Carb Diet Plans 2Health News:Diet Doc Discloses the Results of a Recent In-House Survey Revealing an Average Loss of 20 Pounds Per Month with Their No Carb Diet Plans 3Health News:Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Sponsoring HPA Friends & Family Golf Tournament 2Health News:SMI Launches Digital MEMS Low Pressure Sensor 2
... (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac arrest victims are more likely to ... and after using a defibrillator to deliver an electric shock ... the cases of 815 American and Canadian patients who suffered ... (EMS) paramedics using either an automated external defibrillator or a ...
... WASHINGTON Synthetic fat substitutes used in low-calorie potato ... weight gain and obesity, according to a study published ... researchers at Purdue University, challenges the conventional wisdom that ... "Our research showed that fat substitutes can interfere with ...
... MONDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and ... the safety and quality of imported drugs and food products. ... and increased data sharing, was created in response to rapidly ... chain. The strategy is outlined in a special report called ...
... the weather gets warmer, many parents will turn to pools ... and ease of use, portable pools - which include wading ... an increasingly popular alternative to expensive in-ground pools or water ... for children to cool off during hot summer days, a ...
... Cambridge University has for the first time found that ... The Medical Research Council (MRC) funded study, published ... Disorders , has important implications for service provision in ... Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research ...
... ON (June 20, 20122) - Women with urinary incontinence ... develop postpartum depression as those without incontinence, according to ... in McMaster University,s School of Nursing. Postpartum depression ... in the family. According to the Canadian Mental Health ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Faster Transition From CPR to Defibrillator May Save Lives 2Health News:Fat substitutes linked to weight gain 2Health News:FDA to Step Up Inspections of Imported Products 2Health News:New study uncovers the dangers of portable pools 2Health News:Diagnosed autism is more common in an IT-rich region 2Health News:Diagnosed autism is more common in an IT-rich region 3Health News:Urinary incontinence doubles risk of postpartum depression 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014 BRIC Biopsy Devices ... GlobalData,s new report, "BRIC Biopsy Devices Market Outlook ... Biopsy Devices market. The report provides value, in millions ... (in US dollars) within market segments - Biopsy Guns ... Fine Aspiration Needles (Disposable and Reusable Fine Aspiration Needles) ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014  Levi & Korsinsky, ... connection with possible claims of breaches of fiduciary duty ... To get more information, click here: http://zlk.9nl.com/alexza-pharmaceuticals-alxa ... If you own common stock in Alexza ... contact Eduard Korsinsky, Esq. either via email ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014 Prostate Oncology Specialists ... campaign to educate men about new imaging technology ... the prostate. Annually, a million men undergo random ... rectum. Multi-parametric MRI (MP-MRI) of the prostate gland is ... Men need to be fully informed of their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BRIC Biopsy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 2BRIC Biopsy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 3Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Stop Random Biopsies 2Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Stop Random Biopsies 3
... Alcohol Abuse Among ADHD Patients Nearly Triple ... People, INDIANAPOLIS, May 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ... (atomoxetine HCl),improved symptoms of Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,(ADHD) ... suggesting,ADHD can be treated safely and effectively ...
... Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd. Sponsored Study,Presented at ... SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- ... years old) with schizophrenia, the Otsuka,Pharmaceutical Co., ... demonstrated significant improvement,compared to placebo on the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Suggests Strattera Improved ADHD Symptoms in Patients With,Comorbid Alcohol Abuse 2Study Suggests Strattera Improved ADHD Symptoms in Patients With,Comorbid Alcohol Abuse 3Study Suggests Strattera Improved ADHD Symptoms in Patients With,Comorbid Alcohol Abuse 4Study Suggests Strattera Improved ADHD Symptoms in Patients With,Comorbid Alcohol Abuse 5Study Suggests Strattera Improved ADHD Symptoms in Patients With,Comorbid Alcohol Abuse 6Investigational Study Evaluates the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole,in Adolescents With Schizophrenia 2Investigational Study Evaluates the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole,in Adolescents With Schizophrenia 3Investigational Study Evaluates the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole,in Adolescents With Schizophrenia 4Investigational Study Evaluates the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole,in Adolescents With Schizophrenia 5Investigational Study Evaluates the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole,in Adolescents With Schizophrenia 6Investigational Study Evaluates the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole,in Adolescents With Schizophrenia 7Investigational Study Evaluates the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole,in Adolescents With Schizophrenia 8Investigational Study Evaluates the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole,in Adolescents With Schizophrenia 9
... hands play an important part in our ... and rheumatic changes can cause severe handicaps. ... the finger-joint prostheses was to produce a ... natural function as nearly possible.,The cementless RM ...
... hands play an important part in our ... and rheumatic changes can cause severe handicaps. ... the finger-joint prostheses was to produce a ... natural function as nearly possible.,The cementless RM ...
... precise control of the thigh during varus/valgus manipulation ... the proximal thigh during ACL or PCL procedures. ... on both right and left legs and may ... Holder can be used with an Arthrex tourniquet ...
... for trauma, foot and ankle or deformity ... External Fixation components are designed to reduce ... the complexity of intra-operative and post-operative frame ... and hinges eliminate the need to stock ...
Medicine Products: