New plasma donation center takes space on Gadsden Highway

A new plasma donation center is set to open on July 10, at 222 Gadsden Highway in Birmingham.   OctaPharma is a Lachen, Switzerland-based company that allows people to donate plasma for medical production.  “OctaPharma converts donated plasma into plasma protein products used in more than 100 countries to treat life-threatening congenital and acquired diseases such as hemophilia A and B, immune deficiency syndromes, Rh disease in newborns and burn injuries,” Dr. David J. Aarons, medical director…
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Purpose: Describe the course of exercise capacity in pediatric burn patients during the initial 6 months after hospital discharge, and examine whether its recovery can be predicted from burn characteristics, sociodemographic characteristics, and/or ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
ConclusionThe potent in vivo anticoagulant and antithrombotic effects of AAFCC suggests its pharmacological significance as herbal anticoagulant drug for the prevention and/or treatment of hyperfibrinogenemia- and thrombosis associated cardiovascular disorders.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Radioprotective effect of ethanolic extract of Alocasia indica on γ-irradiation-induced reproductive alterations in ovary and uterus. Int J Radiat Biol. 2019 Jul 17;:1-41 Authors: Prasad SK, Bose A, Bhattacharjee A, Banerjee O, Singh S, Mukherjee S, Pal S Abstract Evaluation of the modulatory effect of ethanolic extract of Alocasia indica tuber (EEAIT) against γ-irradiation induced ovarian and uterine toxicity. Extract preparation was done by 80% hydro-ethanol using Soxhlet apparatus. EEAITwas administered to female swiss albino mice (n = 5) daily (200 and 400 mg/kg bod...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
As millions of people prepare for sweltering heatwaves in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, scientists say July will likely be the hottest July on record, following the hottest June on record. These types of heatwaves are expected to become more frequent throughout the world as global warming continues, say scientists. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports the average global temperature for June was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 59.9 degrees. NOAA also reported record-breaking decreases in sea ice coverage in the Arctic and Antarctica. “Our climate is warming,&...
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Scientists at the University of Chicago genetically modified skin cells to produce glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) protein that is beneficial in diabetes and reduces appetite, and these investigators grew the cells in a dish to form a skin graft. The ...
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Patients suffering from moderate or severe hemophilia A are particularly vulnerable to trauma injury, being on high risk of immediate exsanguination. Due to a rareness of this disease, there are very few reports about the management of severe injuries of the affected patients. No guidelines for the management of burn trauma of hemophiliac patients have been yet established. Since, to our knowledge, this is the first case report about a successful treatment of a severely burned hemophiliac, requiring intensive care, long-time intubation, and multiple epifascial necrosectomies of third grade wounds, the authors are proposing...
Source: Journal of Burn Care and Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 170 Christmas Edition Question 1 Why is Christmas disease so named? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1725772665'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1725772665')) Haemophilia B was first recognized as a different kind of haemophilia in 1952, named after Stephen Christmas, the first patient described with this disease. If that was not festive enough for you then...
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Patients suffering from moderate or severe hemophilia A are particularly vulnerable to trauma injury, being on high risk of immediate exsanguination. Due to a rareness of this disease, there are very few reports about the management of severe injuries of t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Abstract Heterotopic ossification (HO) can result from a single severe injury, repeated microtrauma, central nervous system injury, extensive burns, or muscular bleeding due to hemophilia. Although relatively rare in childhood and extremely rare within a joint, HO should be included in the differential diagnosis of an intra-articular mass when indicated by clinical, radiographic, and histologic findings. Here, we report a posttraumatic intra-articular HO of the shoulder joint in a 15-month-old boy without underlying hematologic disease. Intra-articular HO in a healthy infant has not been reported previously in th...
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly along elevated tracks that stand precariously over the bustling city streets below, across the bay to the Port Island. The island, and much of the city, was razed to the ground in the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 – which killed more than 5,000 people and destroyed more than 100,000 of Kobe’s buildings – and built anew in subsequent years. As the train proceeds, the landscape fills with skyscrapers. The RokkĊ mounta...
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