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By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,Special to the Sun | February 16, 2007
If you take low-dose aspirin for your heart, can you also take ibuprofen for pain? You can, but the timing is critical. If you take ibuprofen first, it fills up the same molecular site inside platelets that aspirin binds to. If ibuprofen is already there, the aspirin can't bind, which means aspirin's potent anti-clotting action can't get started. To get around this, you can take low-dose aspirin, typically 81 milligrams, in the morning, then wait an hour or two before taking ibuprofen for pain.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
Injured Orioles catcher Matt Wieters had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his strained right elbow last Monday in hopes of accelerating his recovery. “Thought it could only help speed up the healing,” said Wieters, who is not scheduled for any more PRP injections at this time. Wieters, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 11, has no set timetable for his return. Because the discomfort only occurs when he throws, the plan was for Wieters to rest the elbow for at least two weeks before attempting to throw again.
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FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder | December 24, 1991
Men whose blood contains large blood-clotting cells are more likely to suffer a second heart attack, according to a finding that could help develop more effective drugs to prevent heart disease, British researchers report in the Lancet, a medical journal.The findings also lend more support to low-dose aspirin therapy, because aspirin affects platelets.
HEALTH
By Kelly Brewington | kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | February 10, 2010
Last weekend's blizzard took a toll on the region's blood supply , and now the Red Cross is looking to replenish blood stores - particularly platelets, which have only a five-day shelf life - as it prepares for another crippling snowfall. The one-two punch of snowstorms caused the local Red Cross to shut down local donation drives Saturday and Sunday as well as today. Today's cancellations alone mean missing more than 1,000 appointments for blood donations. The organization needs to collect more than 1,000 pints of blood daily to meet the needs of the more than 60 hospitals it supplies in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.
FEATURES
By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Staff Writer | September 15, 1992
Due to an editing error, a Sept. 15 article about people who donate platelets, cells that help the blood clot, at Johns Hopkins Hospital misspelled the word for platelet collection. The correct spelling is hemapheresis.The Sun regrets the errors.Brian Devlin seemed to be shrinking before his friends' eyes. Stricken with leukemia, he was receiving gut-wrenching courses chemotherapy that would eventually cure him. But the cure was torture.He had turned completely bald and lost 35 pounds before his treatment ended.
BUSINESS
By Los Angeles Times | May 21, 1995
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- For the moment, Amgen Inc. has a jump on its competition in the race to market a promising new blood hormone. And although it's way too early to salute a medical breakthrough, analysts are saying nice things for a change."
FEATURES
By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,Special to The Sun | July 9, 1996
Just before my 50th birthday, little red spots appeared on my arms and legs. My doctor did blood tests and said that my platelet count is low. What are the spots? What causes a low platelet count and how can it be treated?Pinpoint, flat and nontender spots, called petechiae, result from leakage of red blood cells into the skin. They can be caused by a skin disease or more often by a more generalized disorder that either interferes with blood clotting, leads to blockage of small blood vessels with clots or leaves these blood vessels too fragile.
NEWS
By Jonathan Bor | March 8, 1991
Ed Eckenrode didn't make much of his milestone. Smiling modestly, he called it his small contribution -- "just something you can do to help someone."Yesterday marked the 100th time that Mr. Eckenrode lay back, rolled up his sleeves, took a needle in each arm and relaxed for two hours. That's about how long it takes to make a donation of platelets, the tiny blood cells that cause clotting and help cancer patients endure the rigors of chemotherapy."It doesn't cost you anything to do this. There's no reason not to do it," Mr. Eckenrode said, relaxing at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center while his blood flowed painlessly out his left arm, through a separating machine and into his right.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
Injured Orioles catcher Matt Wieters had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his strained right elbow last Monday in hopes of accelerating his recovery. “Thought it could only help speed up the healing,” said Wieters, who is not scheduled for any more PRP injections at this time. Wieters, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 11, has no set timetable for his return. Because the discomfort only occurs when he throws, the plan was for Wieters to rest the elbow for at least two weeks before attempting to throw again.
NEWS
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2000
Every other Friday afternoon, Peter Fort leaves his job early, drives to Northwest Baltimore, lies back in a comfy chair and watches a movie -- with needles in both arms, one draining blood from his body and one sending it back. It might sound grueling, but Fort leaves the Red Cross center relaxed, with just a slight chill from the cooling of his blood in a machine. "Get time off for it and watch a movie," said the 46-year-old Columbia resident. "What's not to like?" Fort gives blood platelets -- formally called an apheresis donor -- a little-known but vital link in the nation's blood supply chain.
NEWS
By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,Special to the Sun | February 16, 2007
If you take low-dose aspirin for your heart, can you also take ibuprofen for pain? You can, but the timing is critical. If you take ibuprofen first, it fills up the same molecular site inside platelets that aspirin binds to. If ibuprofen is already there, the aspirin can't bind, which means aspirin's potent anti-clotting action can't get started. To get around this, you can take low-dose aspirin, typically 81 milligrams, in the morning, then wait an hour or two before taking ibuprofen for pain.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 29, 2004
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Yasser Arafat left the West Bank early today in a Jordanian military helicopter on his way to Paris to be hospitalized for ailments that have left the Palestinian leader disoriented and unable to stand. Arafat's personal physician, Dr. Ashraf Kurdi, said last night that blood tests indicated a low platelet count, and that more sophisticated diagnostic tests could only be carried out at a well-equipped medical center. Arafat's illness seemed to begin as stomach flu but turned more serious Wednesday.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2000
Every other Friday afternoon, Peter Fort leaves his job early, drives to Northwest Baltimore, lies back in a comfy chair and watches a movie -- with needles in both arms, one draining blood from his body and one sending it back. It might sound grueling, but Fort leaves the Red Cross center relaxed, with just a slight chill from the cooling of his blood in a machine. "Get time off for it and watch a movie," said the 46-year-old Columbia resident. "What's not to like?" Fort gives blood platelets -- formally called an apheresis donor -- a little-known but vital link in the nation's blood supply chain.
NEWS
By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1996
Longtime blood platelet donors who often help cancer patients in emergencies were honored recently by the American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region during an awards dinner and a night at the ballpark.The organization paid tribute to 200 platelet donors and 300 other volunteers, who were given tickets to an Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Platelet donations differ from whole blood donations. Chemotherapy for cancer patients destroys cancer cells, but also is toxic to normal cells, including platelets, the blood-clotting cells found in bone marrow.
FEATURES
By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,Special to The Sun | July 9, 1996
Just before my 50th birthday, little red spots appeared on my arms and legs. My doctor did blood tests and said that my platelet count is low. What are the spots? What causes a low platelet count and how can it be treated?Pinpoint, flat and nontender spots, called petechiae, result from leakage of red blood cells into the skin. They can be caused by a skin disease or more often by a more generalized disorder that either interferes with blood clotting, leads to blockage of small blood vessels with clots or leaves these blood vessels too fragile.
NEWS
By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1996
Two Maryland men, in a rarity, each gave blood platelets for the 100th time yesterday for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center.Allan Gillis, 47, of Glenelg, a Social Security Administration employee, and Brian Moreau, 40, of Millersville, a National Security Agency worker, made their donations with family, friends and center staffers nearby.Mr. Gillis began giving in 1986, when his mother was diagnosed with leukemia. Mr. Moreau began in 1981 because a fellow NSA '' worker developed aplastic anemia, a disorder resulting in bone marrow failure.
NEWS
By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1996
Two Maryland men, in a rarity, each gave blood platelets for the 100th time yesterday for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center.Allan Gillis, 47, of Glenelg, a Social Security Administration employee, and Brian Moreau, 40, of Millersville, a National Security Agency worker, made their donations with family, friends and center staffers nearby.Mr. Gillis began giving in 1986, when his mother was diagnosed with leukemia. Mr. Moreau began in 1981 because a fellow NSA '' worker developed aplastic anemia, a disorder resulting in bone marrow failure.
NEWS
By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1996
Longtime blood platelet donors who often help cancer patients in emergencies were honored recently by the American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region during an awards dinner and a night at the ballpark.The organization paid tribute to 200 platelet donors and 300 other volunteers, who were given tickets to an Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Platelet donations differ from whole blood donations. Chemotherapy for cancer patients destroys cancer cells, but also is toxic to normal cells, including platelets, the blood-clotting cells found in bone marrow.
BUSINESS
By Los Angeles Times | May 21, 1995
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- For the moment, Amgen Inc. has a jump on its competition in the race to market a promising new blood hormone. And although it's way too early to salute a medical breakthrough, analysts are saying nice things for a change."
FEATURES
By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Staff Writer | September 15, 1992
Due to an editing error, a Sept. 15 article about people who donate platelets, cells that help the blood clot, at Johns Hopkins Hospital misspelled the word for platelet collection. The correct spelling is hemapheresis.The Sun regrets the errors.Brian Devlin seemed to be shrinking before his friends' eyes. Stricken with leukemia, he was receiving gut-wrenching courses chemotherapy that would eventually cure him. But the cure was torture.He had turned completely bald and lost 35 pounds before his treatment ended.
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