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Blood problem: When blood from one twin is going to the other twin. One twin grows the other does not twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome ttts; fetal transfusion syndrome last reviewed: september 12, 2011. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (ttts) is a rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while they are in the womb. Causes, incidence, and risk factors ttts occurs when blood moves from one twin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AKA TTTS: Ttts is when twins share abnormal blood vessel connections allowing one baby to "steal" blood from the other. Another name for this syndrome is poly/oli twins because one will have too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) and the other too little fluid (oligohydramnios.) this is a high risk situation that will need to be carefully monitored by serial ultrasound and may require early delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad (85) has myelodysplastic syndrome (mds), hgb recently fell to 9 and red cell count near critical. Getting transfusion and procrit. Outlook?
Immunologic or not: Causes for transfusion reactions may be immune related or not, also they can be acute (less than 24 hours) or delayed. These are some: hemolytic; febrile, non-hemolytic; bacterial contamination (septic shock); anaphylaxis; transfusion-related acute lung injury (trali); transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco); graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd); iron overload; infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need context: Not sure what this question is. If the question is about a hemoglobin level of 8, then no; usually, transfusion goals are around 8, with a tranfusion threshold level of under 7. Transfusing higher than this offers no benefit, and has its own (sometimes severe) risks associated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: If this is a chronic problem and iron has been taken a the diet is good and no improvement then a cause should be look for such as low grade bleeding. At a Hgb of 8 this is borderline and could cause minor cardiac problems due to lack of tissue oxygenation at which time transfusion might be considered. Below 8 is a definite indication for transfusion ...Read more
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