Blood tests: A guide to common anomalies
- When the blood is off balance. // Current Health 1;Jan1992, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p24
Discusses four serious blood disorders: aplastic anemia, sickel cell anemia, leukemia, and hemophilia. Causes; Iron deficiency anemia; Incidence of sickel cell anemia among African Americans; Genetic factors in sickel cell anemia and hemophilia;Factor VIII; Drug called `cryoprecipitate' as a...
- The puzzling case of L-tryptophan. Hunter, B.T. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Apr90, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p25
Reports on the discovery that taking the amino acid L-tryptophan may cause Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome (EMS). Risks of dietary supplements; Other amino acids. INSET: What about amino acids?.
- Minerals in hair, serum, and urine of healthy and anemic black children. Haddy, T.B.; Czajka-Narins, D.M. // Public Health Reports;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 106 Issue 5, p557
Asserts that hair mineral analysis is not an established method for defining nutritional and disease states. Study of mineral concentrations from normal children compared with concentrations obtained from children with iron overload, iron deficiency anemia, and thalassemia trait; Hair analysis...
- Septicemia deaths are on the rise in hospitals. // RN;Jun92, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p11
States that the National Center for Health Statistics reports an increase of 140 percent in the number of bloodstream infections during the 1980s. Septicemia deaths were up 80 percent; Improved surveillance and more specific death certificates may explain the increase in part; Weakening immune...
- When blood won't clot. Mills, Debra; Cerrato, Paul L. // RN;Nov92, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p28
Discusses hemophilia and various forms of the disease. Symptoms; Laboratory tests for diagnosis; Treatment to replace the missing clotting factors; Genetic aspects; Nursing interventions to prevent recurrence. INSET: How hemophilia is passed on..
- Clotting defects that cause hemophilia. // RN;Nov92, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p29
Discusses the pathophysiology of hemophilia, cited from `Textbook of Medical Physiology,' by A.C. Guyton. Steps required for normal coagulation; Clotting factors needed; Effect of a genetic defect on clotting agents.
- Mildly elevated blood sugar hurts unborn. // RN;Feb93, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p19
Presents two papers proving that mild hyperglycemia can endanger a pregnant woman and her unborn child, published in the Obstetrics Gynecology News, volume 27, number 7. Methods of study; Blood glucose reading differences; Effect on infants.
- The truth about iron. Shockey, G. // Women's Sports & Fitness;Jan/Feb89, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p20
Describes iron deficiency in all women as well as athletic women. How to reduce the risk of becoming iron deficient or anemic; Iron supplements; Iron-rich sources. INSET: Some iron-rich sources..
- Anemia: Do you have iron-poor blood? Lipman, M.M. // Consumer Reports on Health;Mar1992, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p23
Discusses anemia and its warning signs. What causes anemia; Iron in the diet; Pregnant women and vegetarians need to take special precautions; Get checked by a doctor; Self-diagnosis can mask other problems.