This is (supposed to be) a reflective diary by a (not very) anonymous biomedical scientist who works somewhere in the south of England.
One day this diary may well be submitted to the Health and Care Professions Council as evidence of ongoing continual professional development....
November 22, 2017
While a restrictive transfusion strategy has been advocated for most patients, a restrictive approach for cardiac surgery patients may put them at a greater risk of anemia-induced tissue hypoxia or worse outcomes. A recent multicenter, randomized trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine compared a restrictive threshold (transfuse when hemoglobin drops below 7.5 [Read More]
November 16, 2017
Genetic variation in the Fc-ɣ receptor gene has been shown to be associated with some auto- and alloimmune diseases. Researchers investigated the relationship between the gene’s variation and protection against RBC alloimmunization in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). In a case-control study of SCD patients from The Netherlands and France, the genetic variation in [Read More]