Latest News on Bloodstream Infections : Nov 2020

The impact of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections. Nosocomial bloodstream infections are a leading cause of death in the United States. If we assume a nosocomial infection rate of 5%, of which 10% are bloodstream infections, and an attributable mortality rate of 15%, bloodstream infections would represent the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. […]

Latest News on Blood Disease : Nov 2020

Global burden of blood-pressure-related disease, 2001 Background Few studies have assessed the extent and distribution of the blood-pressure burden worldwide. The aim of this study was to quantify the global burden of disease related to high blood pressure. Methods Worldwide burden of disease attributable to high blood pressure (≥115 mm Hg systolic) was estimated for groups […]

Latest News on acute Leukemia : Nov 2020

Cytogenetics in acute leukemia Cytogenetic analyses in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have revealed a great number of non-random chromosome abnormalities. In many instances, molecular studies of these abnormalities identified specific genes implicated in the process of leukemogenesis. The more common chromosome aberrations have been associated with specific laboratory and clinical […]

Latest News on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Research: Jan – 2020

Activating Mutations of NOTCH1 in Human T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Very rare cases of human T cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (T-ALL) harbor chromosomal translocations that involve NOTCH1, a gene encoding a transmembrane receptor that regulates normal T cell development. Here, we report that quite 50% of human T-ALLs, including tumors from all major molecular […]

Latest News on Blood Count Research: Jan – 2020

The neonatal blood count in health and disease.I. Reference values for neutrophilic cells Reference ranges for absolute total neutrophils/mm3, absolute immature neutrophils/mm3, and thefraction of immature to total neutrophils (I:T proportion) during the primary 28 days of life are developed from 585 peripheral blood counts obtained from 304 normal neonates and 320 counts obtained from […]