Hct level

Hematocrit (Hct) level

A measure of red blood cells.
Mentioned in: Dialysis, Kidney
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TBL (ml) = Preoperative blood volume x (preoperative HCT level - postoperative HCT level).
6-8) Some HCT level differences were attributed to higher HCT levels in wild birds compared with captive conspecifics.
They documented a strong, graded relationship between HCT level and the risk of developing heart failure in 3,523 Framingham participants aged 50-65 years who were free of a history of heart failure at baseline and were followed prospectively for up to 20 years.
They documented a strong, graded relationship between HCT level and the risk of developing heart failure in 3,523 Framingham participants aged 50-65 who were free of a history of heart failure at baseline and were followed prospectively for up to 20 years.
The average Hgb and Hct level was consistently higher after THA than after TKA, with significant differences observed on POD 1 and 2, but not on POD 3-14.
The higher Hct level was also associated with improvements in both aerobic exercise capacity and isometric and isokinetic strength.
In the phase 3 trial conducted by Eschbach, Abdulhadi, & Browne (1989), the median Epoetin alfa dose required to maintain a Hct level of 35% [+ or -] 3% in hemodialysis patients was 75 Units/kg of body weight three times a week (TIW).
This large, retrospective, observational study used Health Care Finance Administration data from 1993, 1994, and 1995 (n = 58,000 to 71,000) to assess the effect of four patterns of change in Hct during two consecutive 6-month entry periods: (a) moving from a high Hct level to a low one, (b) moving from a low Hct level to a high one, (c) maintaining a low Hct level, or (d) maintaining a high Hct level.
At the higher Hct level quality of sleep, sleep fragmentation, and arousals from sleep improved significantly, resulting in more restorative sleep and enhanced daytime alertness.
While the results showed a steady increase in Hct across all racial groups, they also indicate that since 1991 the annual mean Hct level among African American patients has been lower than for any other race.
Overall, only 23% of patients were receiving Epoetin (recombinant human erythropoietin) therapy before they began dialysis; Epoetin had not been prescribed for 80% of patients whose Hct level was less than 28% (Figure 2) (Obrador, Ruthazer, Arora Kausz, & Pereira, 1999).