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What is twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

What is twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

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 more

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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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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


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What is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome?

What is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome?

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 more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What is myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

What is myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

Bone marrow disease: MDS is a disease of bone marrow that causes blood precursor cells to have an abnormal appearance ("dysplasia"), and prevents normal production of mature RBC or WBC. This can cause seriously low blood cell counts. It arises from gene mutations acquired during your lifetime, in bone marrow cells. There is a risk that, with additional mutations, it can evolve into acute leukemia. ...Read more

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Anyone treated hellp syndrome?

Anyone treated hellp syndrome?

Yes: The cure for hellp syndrome is delivery. The good news is it usually develops late in the pregnancy. Although the baby maybe premature, many of them will do fine. Your doctor may give steroids in order to help the baby's lungs mature more quickly. Medication maybe used to control blood pressure, prevent seizures, and correct problems with blood clotting. Transfusion of blood poducts maybe needed. ...Read more

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What is hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus)?

What is hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus)?

Kidney disease: Caused by break down of red blood cells (hemolysis) that is caused by minute clots ( microthrombi )in capillaries in kidneys and other organs including brain. The resultant blockage of kidney and brain circulations cause kidney failure and seizure respectively. Not all cases have obviously diagnosable reason but an infection with certain kind of e.Coli bacteria can cause it and that can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is hemophilia linked to patau syndrome?

Is hemophilia linked to patau syndrome?

No, not linked.: Hemophilia a and hemophilia b are caused by mutations in genes f8 and f9, respectively, on the x chromosome. Patau syndrome results from trisomy 13 (the presence of an extra #13 chromosome). ...Read more

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What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the nerve cells. This causes slowing of nerve conduction and motor weakness classically in an ascending pattern from the legs proximally. The attack may be so dramatic as to cause breathing difficulty requiring a respirator. Treatment options exist. ...Read more

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Is pots syndrome fatal?

Is pots syndrome fatal?

POTS: Syndrome is a group of symptoms pots, is postural orthostatic and tachycardia, is a dysfunction of blood pressure and heart rate , it is not fatal. ...Read more

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Can a person with antiphosolipid syndrome donate blood?

Possibly: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome causes individuals to have a propensity to develop blood clots. The defect is not in the rbc itself and the syndrome is not considered a malignancy therefore it should be possible to donate blood. Having said that the red cross has the last say. ...Read more

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Explain hellp syndrome (during pregnancy)?

Explain hellp syndrome (during pregnancy)?

I will try: Her is web site could give details on that subject.Good luck. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hellp_syndrome. ...Read more

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Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Crouzon: Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis was described by crouzon in 1912. The genetic cause was not identified until 1994 and the credit goes to a number of different geneticists - reardon and preston independently helped narrow the genetic inheritance to the fgfr2 gene. ...Read more

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What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids?

What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids?

Advanced HIV : The advanced stage of HIV infection, when people have severely compromised immune systems and are at risk for opportunistic infections and malignancies. ...Read more

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What is the most frequent transfusion associated disease complication of blood transfusion?

What is the most frequent transfusion associated disease complication of blood transfusion?

Bacterial in PLT: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly associated with transfusion is bacterial contamination in platelet components about 1 in 12, 000 transfusions. To put it in perspective HIV is about 1 in 2 million. The most common adverse event (1%) is fever and hives along with volume overload (taco). ...Read more

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Is toxic shock syndrome serious?

Is toxic shock syndrome serious?

Very serious: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome preventable yet?

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome preventable yet?

Safe sex.: Safe sex, avoiding illicit drug use, and universal precautions for healthcare workers can prevent most cases of hiv. ...Read more

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Is sjogrens syndrome connected to hereditary elliptocytosis?

Is sjogrens syndrome connected to hereditary elliptocytosis?

No data to say so: I just did a search of all medical literature published from the 1970's on and did not find a single article connecting the two. ...Read more

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What is myelodysplastic syndrome?

Blood disorder: This is a family of diseases that cause bone marrow dysfunction. There are several types that have different prognoses. Some types are precursors to leukemia. They show up a low blood counts usually in older patients. ...Read more

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Is nephrotic syndrome hereditary?

Is nephrotic syndrome hereditary?

See below: Some causes of nephrotic syndrome are due to herediary causes, eg one of the causes of fsgs also called focal and segmentalglomerulosclerosis. ...Read more

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Is acute respiratory syndrome fatal?

Is acute respiratory syndrome fatal?

Likely: ARDS still carries a very high mortality rate of about 35-38% in multiple studies and the morbidity rate is higher. Lot of work has been done and is ongoing. ...Read more