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Differential White Blood Cell Count Result by Rachel M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Aug 2010 10:36pm The result of the Differential White Blood Cell Count wasn’t there. Dr TL picked up the phone and enquired the result. This year, the pathology company who has blood collection room at the surgery changed. Maybe, there is a slight difference in administration style. It wasn’t a straight forward conversation. People at the other end ... Read on »
Differential White Blood Cell Count & New Exercise by Rachel M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Aug 2010 10:58am The latest medical meeting was fun. I feel strange sense of guilt when I said “fun”… But medical meeting shouldn’t be serious as I’m still getting benefit out of it. Dr TL was cheeky. He tried to trick me to sing by saying singing will increase oxygen saturation. I believe there is a truth in it. And, yes I follow my doctor’s instr ... Read on »
Counting White Blood Cells with a Portable Flow Cytometry Device by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Apr 2013 12:00am I closely track the development of devices that will enable lab testing in a mini-lab or even a home setting previously that is now only available in hospitals or physician offices. I do this for two reasons: (1) I believe that patients and healthcare consumers should assume more responsibility for their own health; and (2) healthcar ... Read on »
Protective effects of curcumin against amiodarone-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats by Jan Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 4:01am We have studied whether curcumin prevents amiodarone-induced lung fibrosis in rats. Intratracheal instillation of amiodarone (6.25 mg kg−1 on days 0 and 2, and then killed on day 3, day 5, week 1, week 3 and week 5 after amiodarone administration) induced increases in total protein and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity on days 3 and 5 in bronc ... Read on »
Red Blood Cell Count Still Low by Karen Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm 1 Comment Remember two weeks ago, my red blood cell count was 9.8 (should be 12 to 15) and so they gave me an Aranesp injection to bring it up? And they also suggested that I eat things like spinach and beans and liver? Yum! Which I did. Last Thursday, when I got Super Chemo, I asked what my red blood cell count was. My nurse gave me the printout ... Read on »
Poll: How Often Do You Measure CD4 Cell Counts? by Paul Sax Posted Thu 28 Mar 2013 12:02pm Over in Clinical Infectious Diseases, a recent study pretty much nails the fact that routine measurement of CD4 cell counts in clinically stable patients is an all but useless exercise.  As summarized by Abbie Zuger in Journal Watch, here’s the key finding: When patients with an unrelated cause for an alteration in CD4-cell count such as ... Read on »
CD4 Cell Count at Presentation: A Figure with a Depressingly Small Upward Slope by Paul Sax Posted Mon 07 Oct 2013 9:04pm You know how to make an ID/HIV specialist angry? Frustrated? Sigh loudly? Tell a clinical anecdote that involves “late” presentation of HIV diagnosis, in particular someone who has been seeking medical care for various ailments for months or even years without getting tested. You know — it goes something like this: “He was seen 3 ye ... Read on »
Low Red Blood Cell Count by Karen Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:13pm Nurse Amy, whom I think is awesome, was my nurse yesterday. I got Easy Chemo as planned, but in addition I also got an Aranesp injection to boost my red blood cell (hemoglobin) count. My HGB was 9.8 when it should be 12 to 15.5. When Nurse Amy came over with the injection, I thought she was trying to give me the Neulasta injection, which shoul ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
Mycobacterial PD peritonitis by Matt S. Posted Tue 25 Jan 2011 11:08am One of the most feared complications of peritoneal dialysis is that of PD peritonitis. Infection with gram positive (50-70%) organisms accounts for the vast majority of cases. The typical presentation is with abdominal pain, fever and cloudy dialysate fluid. To make the diagnosis of PD peritonitis, a sample of the PD fluid must be sent for c ... Read on »