packed cells

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Noun1.packed cells - a preparation of blood cells separated from the liquid plasma; "packed cells are given to severely anemic patients in order to avoid overloading the circulatory system with too much fluid"
blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
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The hemoglobin concentration is calculated by determining the density of the centrifugally packed red cells by measuring the depth of the float in the packed red cells and correcting its depth and by accounting for the floatation forces of the huffy coat.
Treatment requires antigen-reduced packed red cells to control symptoms, and iron overload should be diminished by concurrent use of chelation therapy.
These different causes probably account for the finding that despite similar baseline haemoglobin values between the groups, HIV-positive patients received more transfusions of packed red cells than HIV-negative patients.
We used the red cell cobalamin lower limit of 33 pmol/L packed red cells to dichotomize the concentrations into deficient and nondeficient vitamin [B.
In this case, adrenaline 3 mg, phenylephrine 3 mg and 3680 ml of fluid (four units packed red cells, two units FFP and 2 litres Plasmalyte) were given in the first 15 minutes of the reaction to maintain reservoir levels.
Control of analyzer slope and intercept in the measurement of packed red cell volume (PCV), part 1.
Finally, they would start receiving packed red cells and FFP in a 1:1 ratio, Dr.
However, the number of 12-hour blood transfusions and the proportion of patients who received more than six units of packed red cells within 12 hours of injury decreased significantly.
For these reasons and for some time now at Baylor University Medical Center, the Transfusion Service has issued leukoreduced packed red cells and platelets to newborn infants, transplant patients, and cancer patients on a rational "indication" basis developed by the Transfusion Committee.
When AIDS patients are transfused with packed red cells, the number of complexes, which probably include AIDS viruses, goes down in five days.