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It must be remembered that crystalloid infusions should be provided while the blood compound is obtained 150 mg bupropion with visa depression symptoms wikihow. Symptomatic patients exhibiting air hunger, dizziness, significant tachycardia or cardiac failure should, of course, be transfused. Component therapy is indicated when specific factor deficiencies are demonstrated. Compatibility tests If administrated blood is incompatible with the patients own blood, life threatening reactions may result. Group-A contains anti-B antibodies, Group-B contains anti-A antibodies, Group-O contains anti-A and anti B antibodies. In some instances when fully cross- matched compatible blood is depleted or unavailable; type specific or O negative blood should be given. Irregular recipient antibodies cannot be detected and extra vascular hemolysis can also occur. Overall, O negative blood, if randomly transfused, has a serologic safety of about 99. Component therapy Treatment of specific hematologic abnormality often requires only a single component of whole blood. Blood banks reduce the whole blood received from donors to a variety of components. The available products include whole blood, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelet concentrates and plasma in several forms. When it is used within 24 hours it is considered fresh, whole blood and after this time it is referred to as stored. In acute massive hemorrhage transfusion with one unit of whole blood raises the recipient’s hematocrite by 3%. Platelet concentrate Platelets are separated from one unit of blood and suspended in a small volume of the original plasma. Cryoprecipitate 0 This is a protein fraction removed from a unit of fresh frozen plasma that is thawed at 4 c. Plasma protein fraction Similar to albumin but contains additional protein molecules. Complications and risks of blood transfusion Hemolytic transfusion reactions Intravascular hemolytic transfusion reactions; are potentially life threatening reactions that can occur by blood transfusion. Pathophysiology During hemolytic transfusion reaction all donor cells hemolyze, leading to hemoglobinemia, hemoglobinuria and renal failure. These reactions also activate the complement system with subsequent release of vasoacative amines causing hypotension. Treatment ƒ Stop transfusion immediately ƒ Administration of fluids and diuresis with mannitol or frusemide ƒ Transfused blood with patients blood sample should be sent for analysis ƒ Sodium bicarbonate may prevent precipitation of hemoglobin in the renal tubules ƒ Steroids may ameliorate the immunologic consequences. Transfusion reactions from mismatches involving the Rh system or minor antibodies usually induce extravascular hemolysis, since these reactions occur slowly, serious complications do not often develop.

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Each consists of an oval-shaped head (with acrosomal cap) which measures 3-5 x 2-3µm buy bupropion 150 mg overnight delivery mood disorder related to a medical condition, a short middle piece, and a long thin tail (at least 45µm in length). Staining feature: Nucleus of head-dark blue; cytoplasm of head-pale blue; Middle piece and tail-pink-red. Abnormal spermatozoa: the following abnormalities may be seen: • Head: greatly increased or decreased in size; abnormal shape and tapering head (pyriform); acrosomal cap absent or abnormally large; Nucleus contains vacuoles or chromatin in unevenly distributed; two heads; additional residual body, i. One of the major technologic changes in the clinical laboratory has been the introduction of automated analysis. An automated analytic instrument 449 Hematology provides a means for transfer of a specimen within its complex assembly to a series of self-acting components, each of which carries out a specific process or stage of the process, ending in the analytic result being produced. Automation systems include some kind of device for sampling the patient’s specimen or other samples to be tested (such as blanks, controls, and standard solutions), a mechanism to add the necessary amounts of reagents in the proper sequence, incubation modules when needed for the specific reaction, monitoring or measuring devices such as photometric technology to quantitate the extent of the reaction, and a recording mechanism to provide the final reading or permanent record of the analytic result. Electronic cell counters have 450 Hematology replaced manual counting of blood cells even in clinics and physicians’ office laboratories. Prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time determinations can be done automatically on various instruments. Several instruments are available for precise and convenient diluting, which both aspirate the sample and wash it out with the diluent. Disadvantages of automation Some problems that may arise with may automated units are as follows: • There may be limitations in the methodology than can be used • With automation, laboratorians are often discoursed form making observations and using their own judgment about potential problems • Many systems are impractical for small numbers of samples, and therefore manual methods are still 451 Hematology necessary as back-up procedures for emergency individual analyses • Back-up procedures must be available in case of instrument failures • Automated systems are expensive to purchase and maintain-regular maintenance requires personnel time as well as the time of trained service personnel • There is often an accumulation of irrelevant data because it is so easy to produce the results-tests are run that are not always necessary. Automation in Hematology Automation provides both greater accuracy and greater precision than manual method. Over the last 20 years, instrumentation has virtually replaced manual cell counting, with the possible exception of phase platelet counting as confirmatory procedure. Automation thus allows for more efficient workload management and more timely diagnosis and treatment of disease. The 452 Hematology best source of information about the various instruments available is the manufacturers’ product information literature. The continual advances in commercial instruments for hematologic use and their variety preclude an adequate description of them in this chapter. General principles of hematology instrumentation Despite the number of hematology analyzers available form different manufacturers and with varying levels of sophistication and complexity, two basic principles of operation are primarily used: electronic impedance (resistance) and optical scatter. Technicon Instruments introduced dark field optical scanning in the 1960s, and Ortho Diagnostics systems followed with a laser-based optical instrument in the 1970s. Optical scatter, utilizing both laser and nonlaser light, is frequently used on today’s hematology instrumentation. Cells suspended in an eclectically conductive diluent such as saline are pulled through an aperture (orifice) in a glass tube. In the counting chamber, or transducer assembly, low-frequency electrical current is applied between an external electrode (suspended in the cell dilution) and an internal electrode (housed inside the aperture tube). Electrical resistance between the two electrodes, or impedance in the current, occurs as the cells pass through the sensing aperture, causing voltage pulses that are measurable. Oscilloscope screens on some instruments display the pulses that are generated by the cells as they interrupt the current.