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packed cells

Etymology: ME, pakke, bundle; L, cella, storeroom
a preparation of blood cells separated from liquid plasma, often administered in severe anemia to restore adequate levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells without overloading the vascular system with excess fluids. Also called packed red blood cells. See also bank blood, component therapy, pooled plasma.

pack·ed cells

(pakt selz)
A blood product consisting of concentrated cells, most of the plasma having been removed; given to the patient who needs red blood cells but not increased fluid volume, e.g., the patient in congestive heart failure.
Synonym(s): packed red blood cells.

packed cells

, packed red blood cells,


Red blood cells that have been separated from plasma. They are used to treat conditions such as hemorrhage or symptomatic anemias that require transfusions of red blood cells but not the liquid components of whole blood. The transfusion of PRBCs in place of whole blood elevates hemoglobin levels and reduces the likelihood of fluid overload in the recipient.
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32] The estimated score was introduced into the multivariate Cox analysis as an independent covariate; other variables such as the recipient's age, ABO group comparison, and units of PRBCs were still considered as independent risk factors.
During the MTP what ratio of plasma to PRBC does the protocol require?
Sequestration of PRBCs containing mature forms of the parasite (trophozoites and meronts) in the cerebral microvessels has been found on post-mortem examination of the CM patients.
In the lung, liver, and kidney, blood vessels usually do not contain more pRBCs than would be seen in the peripheral blood.
The Table summarizes the serologic and PCR results for specimens collected from the patient and 6 PRBC donors.
HRBC 43 49 SRBC 36 41 PRBC 23 26 CRBC 11 12 CRBC=Chicken red blood cell; HRBC=Human red blood cell; PRBC=Pig red blood cell; SRBC=Sheep red blood cell Table 4: Haemolytic activities of Aeromonas species on human, sheep, chicken, and pig red blood cells A.
Complications such as infections, immunosuppression, impairment of microcirculatory blood flow, 2,3-diphosphoglycerate deficiency, and an array of biochemical and physiological derangements including hypocalcemia, coagulopathy, hyperkalemia, and hypothermia are associated with the use of PRBCs.
All studies used an in vitro experimental design (Evidence Level 3) to evaluate hemolysis during simulated transfusion of PRBCs (De la Roche & Gauther, 1993; Frelich & Ellis, 2001).
0 U/mL of pRBCs to distinguish normal TPMT enzymatic activity from intermediate activity and 5.
0% Hgb 9 g/dl 8 g/dl 12 g/dl TSAT 5% 5% 15% TIBC 332 [micro]/dl 332 [micro]/dl 302 [micro]/dl Ferritin 18 mg/dl 18 mg/dl 18 mg/dl PRBCs 3 units Infections X EPO 12500 u 20000 u 20000 u Ferric Gluconate Aug 99 Sep 99 Oct 99 HCT 26.
2] -oxygenation PLT -platelets PRBCs -packed red blood cells PRN -only when necessary PT -protime PTT -prothrombin time q (1-2) -every (1-2) hrs- hours [SVO.
have the capability to hold five or six units of PRBCs, while