Method prolongs lifespan of blood samples

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Blood samples
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A new blood stabilization method significantly prolongs the lifespan of blood samples for microfluidic sorting and transcriptome profiling of rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs), according to researchers. The method involves reducing the storage temperature to 4° C to reversibly slow down cellular processes while also counteracting the... [Read Article]
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Restrictive transfusion method safe in cardiac surgery patients

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Blood for transfusion
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Results of a large study suggest a restrictive transfusion strategy is safe for moderate- to high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Researchers found that patients had similar rates of various outcomes—death from any cause, myocardial infarction, stroke, or new-onset renal failure with dialysis—whether they received red blood... [Read Article]
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Automated blood analyzers approved in China

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ORTHO VISION Max
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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
The China Food and Drug Administration has approved Ortho Clinical Diagnostics’ ORTHO VISION® Platform of fully automated blood analyzers for transfusion medicine laboratories. The platform consists of ORTHO VISION and ORTHO VISION Max. ORTHO VISION is a blood analyzer designed for small-... [Read Article]
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Results support early blood transfusion

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Blood for transfusion
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Early blood transfusion is associated with improved survival among people with severe trauma sustained during combat, according to research published in JAMA. Researchers studied medically evacuated US military personnel fighting in Afghanistan and found that patients who received blood products prior to hospitalization or within 15... [Read Article]
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