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Coping with Thrombocytopenia in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. 244 more words


Urgent Need for Blood Donations

The sun is out, the weather is great, the pools and beaches are open, and the ice cream trucks are out in full force. But while air conditioners crank on all across the country, most people aren’t thinking about the importance of blood donation — a simple action with huge benefits. 558 more words

The Well

A Brief Overview of 7-day Platelets

The transfusion community has targeted platelets as the primary culprit in transfusion-associated clinical sepsis and fatal microbial infection. Platelets (PLTs) are associated with a higher risk of sepsis and related fatality than any other transfusable blood component. 376 more words

Transfusion Medicine

Anyone seen my missing blog?

According to the email I got from WordPress this morning, I haven’t updated my blog in ten months…which is right when I did my first Whole 30.   1,235 more words

Gluten Free

Another Letdown Courtesy of my Immune System

It’s my first week of work at the new job, and I have been thoroughly exhausted by it. It’s a good exhaustion, the kind where you walk out the door with a smile, but it doesn’t leave much energy for anything else. 348 more words

A Page Of My Journal

Tired of being tired

Well, it looks like the stretch of feeling-good lasted for 2 short weeks. This week was a step back. Basically she was fatigued and having bouts of nausea. 383 more words

Phase 2

Does electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) pose a risk of embolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)?

Acute embolic stroke in the setting of AF without anticoagulation after ECT has been reported in a single case report in the absence of conversion to normal sinus rhythm (1). 176 more words

Cardiac Disease