Biochemistry (Moscow), Supplement Series A: Membrane and Cell Biology
The relationships between the red blood cell (RBC) membrane elasticity and RBC aggregation in healthy individuals and in patients with anemia of malignant tumors treated with human erythropoietin drug epoetin alfa (EA) were analyzed. It was found that prior to the treatment of patients, incubation of RBCs with EA was accompanied by an increase of R...
Journal of Modeling in Mechanics and Materials
A robust computational model is proposed to investigate the non-Newtonian nature of blood flow due to rouleaux formation in microvasculature. The model consists of appropriate forces responsible for red blood cell (RBC) aggregation in the microvasculature, tracking of RBCs, and coupling between plasma flow and RBCs. The RBC aggregation results have...
American journal of translational research
It is shown that diabetes can change hematological parameters and some microalgae, i.e. Spirulina platensis, could improve hematological parameters in non-diabetic rats. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Spirulina platensis (SPM) microalgae on hematological parameters in diabetic rats induced by Streptozotocin. Rats, 2.5 m...
Experimental and therapeutic medicine
The aim of the study was to examine the influence of riboflavin photochemical method on the inactivation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the functions of red blood cells. Twenty patients suffering viral hepatitis B were selected in this study, and venous blood was collected and final concentration of 1,500 µmol/l riboflavin were added, to accept the...
Head & neck
Patients with head and neck cancer receiving excessive intravenous fluid administration perioperatively and postoperatively are at high risk for cardiac complications, especially heart failure. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 39: 37-41, 2017.
Journal of proteome research
Red blood cells (RBCs) are key players in systemic oxygen transport. RBCs respond to in vitro hypoxia through the so-called oxygen-dependent metabolic regulation, which involves the competitive binding of deoxyhemoglobin and glycolytic enzymes to the N-terminal cytosolic domain of band 3. This mechanism promotes the accumulation of 2,3-DPG, stabili...
The Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Anemia in patients admitted to an intensive care unit is common and affects almost all critically ill patients. The intensivist is faced with the challenge of treating multifactorial etiologies, mainly bleeding and blood loss due to phlebotomy and decreased erythropoiesis. Red cell transfusion, the most common treatment for anemia, comes with assoc...
Magnetic resonance in medicine
Extracellular field inhomogeneities alone make very small contributions, whereas the orientation-dependent BMS intracellular resonance frequencies lead to the majority of transverse dephasing. Equilibrium exchange of water molecules between the intra- and extracellular compartments plays a significant role in transverse dephasing. Magn Reson Med, 2...
Journal of Applied Spectroscopy
The effect of using different mathematical models of a red blood cell on the accuracy of the measured average volume for a population of red blood cells was evaluated. The accuracy was estimated based on regression equations between the retrieved microphysical and measured optical properties. Models of a sphere, oblate spheroid, and biconcave disco...
Transfusion medicine (Oxford, England)
A checklist and order set are tools that can improve the quality of transfusion orders by increasing the judicious use of pre-transfusion diuretics and augmenting the specification of transfusion rate. These interventions could be adapted to electronic order formats to improve transfusion safety.