The intended objective of this newsletter is to highlight the importance of early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The diagnosis of CKD often require the input of many disciplines along side that of the primary health care giver. It is common for patients with CKD to also have other chronic conditions, including but not restricted to hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
During HSCT patients suffer from many critical conditions such as thrombocytopenia or infections, as well as it is necessary to closely monitor the engraftment. This white paper explains how a Sysmex haematology analyser can answer your clinical demands.
Platelets are normally measured by impedance, but when interferences are present, this may lead to a wrong count. There are alternatives methods for platelet measurement that are here explained in detailed, like the fluorescence flow cytometry and the accurate count provided by the PLT-F channel.
In patients treated with haemodialysis (HD), the interaction with the dialysis membrane can disturb haemostatic balance. Interaction of platelets with the membrane can lead to platelet activation and adhesion, which both affects membrane performance and the viability of platelets. By looking at platelet characteristics and morphology, as well as markers of platelet activation, this process can be characterized in more detail.