Red cell distribution width

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Red cell distribution width (RDW)

A measure of the variation in size of red blood cells.
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KEYWORDS: Ectopic pregnancy, Mean platelet volume, Methotrexate, Neutrophil lymphocyte ratio, Red cell distribution width, Surgical treatment.
Both initial red cell distribution width (RDW) and change in RDW during heart failure hospitalization are associated with length of hospital stay and 30-day outcomes.
Hematological parameters; Hemoglobin concentration (Hb), Hematocrit (PCV), Erythrocyte count, Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC), Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW), Total Leukocyte Count (TLC), Differential Leukocytic Count (DLC), and platelet count were measured by automated hematological analyser (Abacus junior vet 5, Diatron, Austria).
The red cell distribution width index appeared be a reliable index in discriminating between beta thalassemia trait and iron deficiency anaemia with sensitivity and specificity of 100% and 93% respectively.
The red cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of size distribution/ heterogeneity of the red cells.
Mucsi, "Renal function is independently associated with red cell distribution width in kidney transplant recipients: a potential new auxiliary parameter for the clinical evaluation of patients with chronic kidney disease," British Journal of Haematology, vol.
This resulted in the identification of 13 biochemical analytes [sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, creatinine (enzymatic), aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT), [gamma]-glutamyl transferase ([gamma]-GT), alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and total protein] and 9 hematology analytes [hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean red cell hemoglobin (MCH), mean red cell hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), mean red cell volume (MCV), red cell count, red cell distribution width, white cell count, and platelet count] (see Supplemental Table 1, which accompanies the online version of this article at http:// www.
Red cell distribution width values were assessed and found to be higher in patients with malaria than in patients without malaria (p<0.