Quickly identifying pathogens can help improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs.
ABSTRACT: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a transient, prothrombotic state.
ABSTRACT: Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by a translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22, forming the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome.
Infectious mononucleosis (IM) was first described in 1889 as glandular fever, a clinical illness characterized by fever, fatigue, abdominal discomfort, hepatosplenomegaly (enlargement of both the liver and spleen), and lymphadenopathy.
The FDA announced that Baxter Healthcare Corporation has temporarily stopped manufacturing multiple-dose vials of the injectable drug heparin, commonly used before surgery as a blood-thinning agent, due to reports of serious allergic reactions and hypotension in patients who receive high "bolus" doses of the drug.
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, manifesting with vascular thrombosis and/or recurrent fetal loss.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an all-encompassing term used to describe multiple hemoglobinopathy genotypes, including sickle cell anemia (SCA), sickle-hemoglobin C disease, and beta-thalassemia.
Iron deficiency, the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide, varies in prevalence according to age, race, and sex ( Table 1 ).
Iron deficiency anemia, a microcytic anemia, is the most prevalent deficiency condition in the world.
Heparin is one of the oldest drugs currently in widespread clinical use.
Warfarin sodium (Coumadin) is one of the most widely used anticoagulants in the United States .