Erythropoietin (EPO) and Patients with Chronic Renal Failure

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 5,095 views

Erythropoietin is a glycoprotein responsible for the stimulation of formation of  erythrocytes, acting as a factor stimulating hormone mitotic and differentiation and increasing the formation of erythrocytes from precursors of the cellular compartment of origin.

Risks of Blood Transfusion

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 4,157 views

Over the past 10 years, a number of studies have found that, far from saving lives, blood transfusions can actually endanger the lives of patients. Now, a group of surgeons and anesthesiologists are questioning whether the procedure should really be taken freely as it is today.

12 Reasons to Avoid Blood Transfusion

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 10,231 views

Experience with the treatment administered to members of Jehovah's Witnesses religion, who reject transfusions of blood and blood products, helped to demonstrate that the human organism has a high tolerance to normovolemic anemia and often the adoption of a strict protocol for various medical and surgical treatments, you can avoid ...

What is Diabetes?

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 4,274 views

Diabetes is a disorder that affects the way your body uses food for energy. Normally, the sugar you take in is digested and broken down to a simple sugar, known as glucose. The glucose then circulates in your blood where it waits to enter cells to be used as fuel. ...

What is Erythropoietin (EPO)?

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 13,459 views

 Erythropoietin (EPO) is a hormone produced by the kidney that promotes the formation of red blood cells by the bone marrow. The kidney cells that make EPO are specialized so that they are sensitive to low oxygen levels in the blood coming into the kidney. These ...