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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency by Krystal Plonski Posted Sat 28 Apr 2012 9:23pm This is a genetically inherited disease (X-linked recessive), causing a red blood cell enzyme (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, G6PD) defect, resulting in hemolytic anemia. Hemolytic anemia is a condition where there is significant red blood cell destruction within the blood vessel itself, leaving the tissues hypoxic and non-nourished. Th ... Read on »
Why is G6PD deficiency self-limiting? by pathologystudent Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:02pm Q. In G6PD Deficiency, how is it self-limiting (I know you explained it in class but I failed to write it in my notes)—does it mean the anemia is short-lived? A. When new red cells are formed, they have a lot of G6PD in them. As they age, there’s lots of nasty stuff formed during cell metabolism, and the G6PD gets used up. By the end of the ce ... Read on »
Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency by pathologystudent Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:55am Next in our little series on hereditary hemolytic anemias is glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (or G6PD) deficiency. Before we get into G6PD deficiency, we need to discuss just what this G6PD enzyme does. If you can close your eyes and try to think back to biochemistry, see if you can recall something called glutathione (if you can’t, look ... Read on »
Schistocytes, spherocytes, and bite cells by pathologystudent Posted Tue 10 Nov 2009 10:02pm Q. What is the difference b/w schistocytes, spherocytes, and bite cells? A. Schistocytes are fragmented red cells. You see them in microangiopathic hemolytic anemia. Their presence means that red cells are being ripped apart for some reason (and it’s important to find out that reason). Spherocytes are ball-shaped red cells. They look smalle ... Read on »
Lessons in COPD, Emphysema by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm 1 Comment Those of us with COPD, Emphysema, Asthma oftentimes must step outside the box to make ourselves better; to help ourselves and the quality of our lives. The following offers a lot of info on how to help ourselves fight the attack of the oxidants. We truly must fight to holdfast to our stability and to diligently seek ways to hopefully restore our lu ... Read on »
Vitamins & Minerals for your liver by rickisjourney Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 12:00am Liver cirrhosis is a life-threatening condition that requires close supervision by a qualified physician. Because the liver metabolizes many nutrients and drugs, it is important that liver patients not add any substances to their regimen without cooperation and close monitoring by a qualified physician. The goal of therapy is threefold ... Read on »
Mothballs Linked To Brain Damage And Deaths In Children by just 4 families Patient Expert Posted Sun 06 Feb 2011 12:18am A rather worrying report has been published which links naphthalene, the active substance in mothballs, to brain damage and deaths in young children. What is more worrying is that 1 in 20 children are thought to be reactive to the chemical. Children who are of Asian, African, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean descent are primarily affected. Some ... Read on »
Some babies' brains damaged by ... by John R. Posted Mon 07 Feb 2011 5:29am Some babies' brains damaged by mothballs So they want to ban a very common and very effective household precaution. Why do we all have to suffer for the benefit of a few? Should not the at-risk groups be responsible for avoiding whatever is harmful to them? And whatever the do-gooders suggest in place of napthalene will undoubtedly be found ... Read on »
Are Mothballs Safe? A Baby’s Death Prompts a Call for a Ban by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Feb 2011 12:00am Our Mission: We are igniting a movement that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals. Donate » Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity ... Read on »
A "healthy" recipe from the NY ... by John R. Posted Fri 17 Jun 2011 6:10am A "healthy" recipe from the NYT The man was well until his wife baked him a “healthy recipe” from the NYTimes “Healthy recipe section: Fava bean and artichoke stew. He soon became pale and jaundiced, and it took awhile for the ER doc to figure out why the man was sick. He had an acute hemolytic crisis, where his red blood cells burst, leav ... Read on »