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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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My baby might need a blood transfusion but i’m a jehovah’s witness. I don’t know what to do.?

My baby might need a blood transfusion but i’m a jehovah’s witness. I don’t know what to do.?

Call the JW: In our hospital we have a good relationship with jehovah's witnesses. They have specially trained people that will advise you about blood transfusion and the ways that you can sometimes get around having to have a blood transfusion. These specialists will work with your doctor or hospital so that you and they are informed. I would rely on your specialists in your faith. ...Read more

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What is name of the illness where person needs to have blood transfusion? And they only eat little food and look slim and can't gain weight?

What is name of the illness where person needs to have blood transfusion? And they only eat little food and look slim and can't gain weight?

? Puzzle? Medi-check: Your Puzzle can not be guessed by any doctor. Doctors give blood transfusion when a person is Anemic (low blood amount). This can be caused by blood loss, increased blood destruction inside the body or lack of blood formation in the bone marrow. The list of causes is very long. So I would recommend a medical examination following a detailed history and blood tests to find the condition of the blood ...Read more

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Why can't a person who has had a blood transfusion give blood for a year?

Why can't a person who has had a blood transfusion give blood for a year?

Disease prevention: Some times, though rarely, infections may be transmitted through transfusion. Blood banks defer people who may have been exposed to infections for a year before being eligible to donate. The deferal includes getting tatoo. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't an rh- woman who hasn't had children get an rh+ blood transfusion?

Why shouldn't an rh- woman who hasn't had children get an rh+ blood transfusion?

Sensitized: She'll make antibodies against D (the main Rh antigen) and these will cross the placenta and damage Junior if he/she is Rh positive. Generally, we don't give Rh-pos blood to Rh-neg people because they tend to destroy the transfused cells anyway, and who needs that? ...Read more

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How safe is a blood transfusion?

How safe is a blood transfusion?

Very safe: Blood donors are screened for diseases and medications. Blood products are screened for infectios agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Blood banks store blood for a limited period of time only. ...Read more

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How can blood transfusion help in :-?

How can blood transfusion help in :-?

Decreased oxygen lev: This is a clinical decision since patients with symptoms of hypoxemia (low oxygen) most likely will not improve until their oxygen carrying capacity (red blood cells and hemoglobin) are increased to support the normal function of the body.
In cases of acute bleeding of 2 or more liters of blood, the patient most likely will need a transfusion (our body has 4-6 liters of blood or 10 pints). ...Read more

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How often do I need a blood transfusion

How often do I need a blood transfusion

It deoends: It depends what you need for? For example some people need it because they are bleeding from some were, if the bleeding continues they have to give blood transfusion tell the bleeding stop and your blood level get high enough to support your system. That could one time or 10 times. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for a blood transfusion?

How do I prepare for a blood transfusion?

Recently eaten: Make sure you don't have an infection currently and eat as normal. Don't go in starving; otherwise, you may faint. There are other medical issues that could preclude you from donating but this will be discussed with you at the pre-donation screening interview. ...Read more

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Which illnesses require blood transfusion?

Which illnesses require blood transfusion?

Need of blood: Blood transfusions are required when a patient's body can't maintain adequate oxygenation for tissues due to decreased red blood cells. Usually if hemoglobin levels are below 6 g/dl and there are symptoms of anemia or active bleeding, a transfusion maybe required in order to save his or her life. ...Read more

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Would a blood transfusion affect immunity?

Would a blood transfusion affect immunity?

Yes: Transfusion-associated immuno-modulation (TRIM) is independent of whether the blood is allogenic, autogenic, or leukodepleted. This has been described since 1973, seen in the improved graft survival in kidney transplant in transfused patients. Some effects include down-regulation of the immune function by decreasing cytokine production, and an increase in T suppressor cell number and function. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to get a blood transfusion?

How dangerous is it to get a blood transfusion?

65 death in 2012: Acute reactions include:
hemolytic;febrile, non-hemolytic;bacterial contamination;allergic / anaphylaxis; ransfusion-related acute lung injury (trali)
transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco)

chronic reactions include:
hemolytic; transfusion associated graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd);platelet refractoriness;post transfusion purpura;infectious disease;iron overload. ...Read more

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How frequently do anemics need blood transfusion?

How frequently do anemics need blood transfusion?

It depends: Most often, the cause of the anemia can be found and treated. Especially if health is otherwise good, transfusion is best reserved for anemia sufficient to interfere with a person being able to do the basic things they enjoy -- being able to get around. Blood bankers are the only businesspeople who work hard to reduce demand for their product. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How safe is it for a person to get a blood transfusion?

How safe is it for a person to get a blood transfusion?

Relatively: If you really need blood, worth the risk. The greatest danger is lung damage, which is thankfully only a real problem in 1 person out of about 5000; most folks recover. Fatal type mismatches are rare today. Hives and fever are nuisances but fairly common. Blood is screened for hepatitis b and c, HIV 1 and 2, and several other viruses using 21st century technology and the risk is extremely low. ...Read more

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What can I expect to happen during a blood transfusion?

What can I expect to happen during a blood transfusion?

See below: You will have an extensive interview regarding your health, past surgeries, recent travel, and certain lifestyle practices. Then your blood will be tested for the type and iron level. You will then proceed to a donation chair where the phlebotomist will start the donation through an iv. After that (about 20 minutes), you usually get a snack. They're making sure you won't faint. Then all done. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of getting a blood transfusion?

What are the health risks of getting a blood transfusion?

As close to 0: As possible. Blood banking is a highly controlled service that has many different controls that make sure that all goes perfectly. Some people who get a lot of transfusions can develop antibodies. But USA blood is extremely clean of bacteria, viruses and other adulterants. Fear of getting a transfusion is not something you should worry about. ...Read more

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How healthy is it to get a blood transfusion in thailand?

How healthy is it to get a blood transfusion in thailand?

What for?: Getting a blood transfusion is a serious issue and not a do it yourself matter. If you are in the US why do you want to get a transfusion in Thailand? It would be prudent to talk to your doctor about your health issue, if you have one.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the dangers involved in getting a blood transfusion?

What are the dangers involved in getting a blood transfusion?

Very small: It is much safer than sport parachuting or high school football. Nowadays the most common fatal reaction is immune injury to the lungs. There are frequent mild reactions to blood, but these are Not dangerous. One of the cults, and some internet disinformation artists, offer clearly-false overestimates of the actual risks. ...Read more

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Could you describe to me the process of getting a blood transfusion?

Could you describe to me the process of getting a blood transfusion?

Blood needs: If you need to supplement your blood supply or the components of the blood stream, a transfusion can be arranged. Your doctor will have measured your blood type and other factors in the blood which can be reacted against so the new transfusion matches yours and cannot cause a problem. It is administered through an IV tubing like any fluid. ...Read more

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What happens if you are given incompatible blood during a blood transfusion?

What happens if you are given incompatible blood during a blood transfusion?

Depends: Not all incompatibilities result in damage. Some ABO incompatibilities may cause intravascular hemolysis and even death. Other incompatibilities may not be benign or produce a delayed extravascular hemolysis. ...Read more

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What is a blood transfusion reaction?

What is a blood transfusion reaction?

Many things: The person receiving blood may react to the blood or the tranfusion process. This may be as simple as fever or rash, or may involve antibodies reacting to proteins in the blood being transfused. ...Read more

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Do I need a blood transfusion after bcir?

Do I need a blood transfusion after bcir?

It depeds: You may need transfusion if your blood level low to, you may not if you blood level is adequate? ...Read more

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What does the filter in a blood transfusion do?

What does the filter in a blood transfusion do?

Remove debris: Filters will remove cellular debris, small or microscopic clots. They should be used for all transfusions although there are different types depending on what is being transfused. ...Read more

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Would you get leukemia from a blood transfusion?

Would you get leukemia from a blood transfusion?

No: There may be extremly rare exceptions but a variety of reasons prevent this from happening including the careful screening of blood, the difference in the make up of individuals, the refrigerated storage of blood, use of leuko depletion to removed white blood cells, etc. ...Read more

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Can I get toxoplasmosis through blood transfusion?

Can I get toxoplasmosis through blood transfusion?

Environmental likely: This is likely aquired through your environment, particularly when dealing with cats. Since they pass it out with their feces, it can be aquired through outdoor exposure, especially if walking barefoot. It can possibly be aquired through blood transfusion, like cmv, but more likely one has already got it and the immune system handles it. If immunosuppressed, like in aids, it can reactivate. ...Read more

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Can blood transfusion causer lower creatinine level?

Creatinine lowering: Yes, patients who need blood transfusion has a low volume in their intravascular (i) space. This causes an elevation of creatinine (c). When the blood is transfused and the I volume increases, the c will fall. It is similar to what happens to the c when a patient is dehydrated and is given fluid. ...Read more

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Is your blood type important for a blood transfusion?

Yes,,,: Your blood type and antibody panel are of primary importance for a blood transfusion because that's how transfusion reactions are avoided in the majority of cases. ...Read more

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What are side effects from having a blood transfusion?

Usually none: Tranfusion of packed red blood cells will perhaps 1 time in 25 result in some mild allergy symptoms (sneeze, itch, etc.) if you're allergic to something in the blood; 1 in 100 you get a mild fever because you're allergic to donor transplant antigens. Most common serious problem is lung damage. A few others exist. Risk of any infection is extremely low. ...Read more

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What types of hepatitis come from a blood transfusion?

What types of hepatitis come from a blood transfusion?

Hepatitis B & C: Possibility of contracting hepatitis b or c through blood transfusion is very remote, though. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of a blood transfusion?

Common are trivial: We pathologists run the blood bank and are always enouraging prudent and sparing use of our product. There's a few percent chance you'll get the sneezies and/or the itchies, a bit less that you'll get a mild fever. The very serious side effects are much less common. The one that's most worrisome is lung damage from donor antibodies -- less now that we use donors less likely to have them. ...Read more

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If you have pneumonia would you need a blood transfusion?

Unlikely: It would be rare for pneumonia to cause anemia severe enough to require transfusion. The only exception would be in a hospitalized patient who was sick with pneumonia for a long period of time. ...Read more

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Can a nurse practitioner administer a blood transfusion?

Can a nurse practitioner administer a blood transfusion?

Blood transfusion: Any nurse, whether an rn or np, is qualified to give blood. An np is also qualified to order a blood transfusion as long as she is following a protocol set up by the monitoring physician. ...Read more

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What are mild side effects of having a blood transfusion?

Many: "mild" side effects can include fever during the transfusion. Most other side effects I would not consider mild and can include both hemolytic and non-hemolytic transfusion reactions, viral or bacterial infections, transfusion related lung injury, temporary suppression of the immune system among others. ...Read more

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Can blood transfusion cause severe immunological reactions?

Transfusion reaction: ...is generally a reaction of your immune against the cells or proteins in the transfuse unit. For example if someone received an incompatible unit of RBC they could have a severe reaction. Minor reactions are more likely, like fever, chills or hives. There is little reason to believe that other chronic immune conditions, like Crohn's or asthma, are related to prior transfusions. ...Read more

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How effective is a blood transfusion for treating leukemia?

Managing anemia: It will restore red cell mass but will not impact the disease itself ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract herpes from a blood transfusion?

Is it possible to contract herpes from a blood transfusion?

No: This has never been reported. Both species of herpes are quite common, but don't seem to get into units of blood, or if they do, the antibodies that people have who already have herpes of the skin neutralize them. There are serious risks to transfusions but this isn't one of them. ...Read more

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Can one suffering from pancytopenia get a blood-transfusion?

Yes: Pancytopenia means a deficiency in all three major types of blood cells - white, red, and platelets. A blood transfusion would help 1 or more of those. However, it depends on the cause of the pancytopenia. Some conditions could result in destruction of the new blood products fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how human chimera do their blood transfusion?

By Type & Crossmatch: Human chimerism occurs after engraftment of stem cells from an allogeneic donor with a different ABO blood type. The recipient may also continue to produce some red blood cells as well. A type & Crossmatch by the Blood Bank will determine the best cells to transfuse. ...Read more

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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more