The Stem Cell Hope

The Stem Cell Hope

A landmark book by the senior science writer at Time magazine introduces us to a medical breakthrough that can save our lives.  Few people know much about stem cell research beyond the ethical questions raised by using embryos. But in the last decade, stem cell research has made huge advances toward eliminating some of our most intractable […]

Utility of Daily Catheter-Drawn Blood Cultures to Predict Catheter-Related Bacteremia in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplanted Patients/Kateterden Gunluk Alinan Kan Kulturlerinin Hematopoietik Kok Hucre Nakli Yapilan Hastalarda Kateter Ile Iliskili Bakteriyemiyi Ongormedeki Yaran (Research Article) (Report)

Utility of Daily Catheter-Drawn Blood Cultures to Predict Catheter-Related Bacteremia in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplanted Patients/Kateterden Gunluk Alinan Kan Kulturlerinin Hematopoietik Kok Hucre Nakli Yapilan Hastalarda Kateter Ile Iliskili Bakteriyemiyi Ongormedeki Yaran (Research Article) (Report)

Introduction Infectious complications constitute an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients who undergo hematopoietic progenitor transplantation (HSCT). Bloodstream infections are among the most frequent bacterial infections in these patients, and central vascular catheters are a very common source of the bacteremia [1,2]. Catheter-related bacteremia (CRB) is an increasing-in-frequency and potentially life-threatening complication.

Some Hematological Parameters and the Prognostic Value of CD4, CD8 and Total Lymphocyte Counts and CD4/CD8 Cell Count Ratio in Healthy HIV Sero-Negative, Healthy HIV Sero-Positive and AIDS Subjects in Port Harcourt, Nigeria/Nijerya'da (Port Harcourt) Saglikli HIV Seronegatif, Saglikli HIV Seropozitif Ve AIDS Hastasi Olgularda CD4, CD8 Ve Toplam Lenfosit Sayimi Ve CD4/CD8 ... (Research Article) (Cluster of Differentiation) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) (Report)

Some Hematological Parameters and the Prognostic Value of CD4, CD8 and Total Lymphocyte Counts and CD4/CD8 Cell Count Ratio in Healthy HIV Sero-Negative, Healthy HIV Sero-Positive and AIDS Subjects in Port Harcourt, Nigeria/Nijerya’da (Port Harcourt) Saglikli HIV Seronegatif, Saglikli HIV Seropozitif Ve AIDS Hastasi Olgularda CD4, CD8 Ve Toplam Lenfosit Sayimi Ve CD4/CD8 … (Research Article) (Cluster of Differentiation) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) (Report)

Introduction Since its identification in 1981, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the associated acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) remain a major health burden globally. Recent estimates indicate that over 35 million people are affected worldwide, with mortality counts of over 20 million [1]. About 70% of these deaths have occurred in sub-Saharan Africa [1], where […]

Artificial Blood: An Update on Current Red Cell and Platelet Substitutes.

Artificial Blood: An Update on Current Red Cell and Platelet Substitutes.

To begin, it should be clarified that the term “artificial blood” is really a misnomer. The complexity of blood is far too great to allow for absolute duplication in a laboratory. Instead, researchers have focused their efforts on creating artificial substitutes for 2 important functions of blood: oxygen transport by red blood cells and hemostasis […]

The Stem Cell Regulatory Environment in South Africa--Cause for Concern (Opinion)

The Stem Cell Regulatory Environment in South Africa–Cause for Concern (Opinion)

Every innovation in medicine is met with a mixture of excitement, expectation and a certain degree of apprehension. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of cell-based therapy, i.e. the application of cells to patients, locally or systemically, for therapeutic purposes. Excitement and expectation are generated by the many preclinical and early clinical […]

Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research

Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research

It is widely understood that stem cell treatments have the potential to revolutionize medicine. Because of this potential, in 2004 California voters approved Proposition 71 to set up a 10-year, $3 billion program to fund research on stem cells. Under the direction of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, this program will pay to build […]