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

is too early to conclude that patients should be worried," she said, "but I would say that they should be aware that this is a possible complication, and future studies should explore that question."

Dr. Richard J. Benjamin, chief medical officer for the American Red Cross, described the study as both "interesting and provocative," but he stressed the need for further research.

"It would be premature to base changes in medical practice on the data this study provides," he said, noting it can be difficult to draw definitive conclusions based on research that looks back on patient experience without controlling for all the various factors that might color the findings.

For example, "the sicker patients received more blood than the less sick patients, and were therefore more likely to receive at least one older unit," he pointed out. "[So] it is not possible to discern whether the worse clinical condition caused more old blood to be transfused, or if the patients were sicker because they received more old blood."

Noting that research is under way to try to answer such questions, Benjamin emphasized that "the judicious use of blood transfusion is lifesaving and allows the performance of medical and surgical procedures that would not otherwise be possible due to blood loss. Physicians and patients need to weigh the potential benefits against the small risk of harm caused by transfusions."

More information

For more on blood safety, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



SOURCE: Raquel Nahra, M.D., Stark Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark.; Richard J. Benjamin, M.D., chief medical officer, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C.; Oct. 28, 2008, presentation, American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, Philadelphia


'/>"/>
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:4/25/2015)... Caicos Islands, BWI (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 ... (PLS) has celebrated three months of successfully welcoming visitors ... January 5, 2015. , As part of a ... of Providenciales airport was completely redesigned to speed up ... up the process of getting out of the airport ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... On Friday, April 17, Interstate Batteries ... Best Implementation Award. This award is given to ... of RFID technology to improve its manufacturing, supply chain ... best demonstrates how RFID is delivering real value to ... Live! 2015 in San Diego, the RFID industries annual ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... As the nation recognizes the Month ... of these young men and women, the “Alaska – ... their Families” presents a special training session on Adverse ... a better understanding of the effect of childhood trauma ... – civilian and military – who provide services and ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... The 1975 have had an intense past two ... theaters, festivals and TV performances. Now that they’ve settled back ... Dirty Hit Records, to provide clean drinking water to those ... Cadence & Cause website, this four-piece has graciously donated ... signed photo card. Entries from this sweepstakes will ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 Anchor Health Administrators (Anchor), specialists ... today announced their exclusive agreement with LTC Solutions for ... Insurance distribution partner. , Anchor has more than 18 ... benefits for associations, and is currently the designated advocate ... Term Care Insurance member benefit. , “I am very ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Tuscany on Grace Bay Celebrates Providenciales Airport Expansion With Summer Specials to Travelers! 2Health News:Seeonic’s Industry Leading Technology Powers Interstate Batteries to Winning Award 2Health News:Coalition Presents Resiliency Training to Raise Awareness during Month of the Military Child (#MOTMC2015) 2Health News:Internationally Recognized British Indie Rock Outfit The 1975 Partner with Cadence & Cause to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Those in Need 2
... In response to ... In Health (PIH) Stand with Haiti initiative. Buildium started the campaign with a $1,000 donation, ... ... ongoing needs in Haiti, Buildium today announced a fundraising campaign to benefit the Partners In ...
... , ... ... ... ...
... , ... ... , ... , , ...
... deal with physical pain, researchers say , THURSDAY, Feb. ... back pain may find relief through cognitive behavioral therapy, ... beliefs. , Chronic lower back pain is one of ... the British researchers report. And, it can be expensive ...
... , ... ... , , , ... ...
... drugs intended to halt growth of brain cancer stem cells ... conclude that blocking these cells may be somewhat effective, but ... the job done. One focus of attack is a ... shown is important for cancer stem cell growth. A new ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Buildium Announces Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Haiti Relief Efforts 2Health News:DNC Chairman Tim Kaine Applauds President, Members of Congress on Today's Bipartisan Summit 2Health News:DNC Chairman Tim Kaine Applauds President, Members of Congress on Today's Bipartisan Summit 3Health News:Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Awards International Medical Corps $500,000 for Emergency Medical Care and Long-Term Rebuilding 2Health News:Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Awards International Medical Corps $500,000 for Emergency Medical Care and Long-Term Rebuilding 3Health News:Chronic Back Pain Soothed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2Health News:Chronic Back Pain Soothed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 3Health News:NSBA Implores Congress to Act on Health Care Reform 2Health News:NSBA Implores Congress to Act on Health Care Reform 3Health News:Notch-blocking drugs kill brain cancer stem cells, yet multiple therapies may be needed 2
(Date:4/23/2015)...  Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) today ... financial results on Thursday, May 7, 2015, after the ... a live audio webcast immediately following the announcement at ... 2015 financial results and provide a business and financial ... audio webcast via the Investors & Media section of ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... BOULDER, Colo. , Apr. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... engineers, manufactures, and distributes state-of-the art equipment and ... specialization in commercial indoor cannabis cultivation, will host ... on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 4:15 PM ... The conference call will be listen-in ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Holographic Optical Technologies, innovator in the ... hologram technology available to the consumer market through ... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/629071847/holographic-optical-technologies?ref=nav_search The company is debuting ... eight-inch Voxbox hologram viewer. This product is offered ... medical-grade unit, the Voxbox Pro. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Report 2015 First Quarter Financial Results on May 7, 2015 2Surna, Inc. Announces Shareholder Conference Call 2Surna, Inc. Announces Shareholder Conference Call 3Holographic Optical Technologies Launches Kickstarter, Offering True 3D Holograms 2
... Gamma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GMPM.PK) a marketing and ... for everyday health and wellness, announced this afternoon, ... Order for the Company,s 17-gram Gamma Energy GEL.  ... value.  Gamma will support sales with point of ...
...   Cerecor Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company focused on ... primary activity is in the human nervous system, today ... FP01 for the treatment of cough has cleared the ... Drug Administration (FDA).  The Company plans to immediately characterize ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Gamma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Distribution Agreement for New York Tri-state Area and Purchase Order for Gamma Energy GEL™ 2Gamma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Distribution Agreement for New York Tri-state Area and Purchase Order for Gamma Energy GEL™ 3Cerecor Announces Clearance of IND for FP01 2
... Intersurgical Incorporated manufactures high ... and moisture exchangers, ventilator ... hand-held nebulizers and an ... and connectors for anesthesia ...
... HME product line has the right product ... adults and from intubated patients to patients ... for both anesthesia and critical care applications., ... maximum protection for patients and staff members. ...
Bacterial/Viral Filters for Anesthesia and Respiratory Applications...
Indications For Usage: ,Single patient use on anesthetized patients and respiratory care patients who require a breathing circuit. The product is intended to be replaced at least once every 24 hours...
Medicine Products: