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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Serum sickness
Serum sickness is a group of symptoms caused by a delayed immune response to certain medications or antiserum (passive immunization with antibodies from an animal or another person).
Serum sickness is a hypersensitivity reaction similar to an allergy.
Serum sickness is different from anaphylactic shock, which is an immediate reaction with more severe symptoms.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000820.htm   (724 words)

  
 Serum creatinine
Measuring serum creatinine is a useful and inexpensive method of evaluating renal dysfunction.
The serum creatinine level does not rise until at least half of the kidney's nephrons are destroyed or damaged.
Measurement of serum creatinine is important because it is a inexpensive and reliable indicator of renal function.
www.rnceus.com /renal/renalcreat.html   (476 words)

  
 Serum Sickness | AHealthyMe.com
Serum sickness is a type of delayed allergic response, appearing four to 10 days after exposure to some antibiotics or antiserum, the portion of serum that contains antibodies, such as gamma globulin, which may be given to provide immunization against some diseases.
Although the symptoms of serum sickness may be similar to other conditions, patients who present with symptoms of serum sickness and who have a recent history of exposure to a drug or other product which may cause this type of reaction should be suspected of having serum sickness.
Most serum sickness reactions are mild, and disappear on their own after one or two weeks as long as the cause is removed.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic103549026   (982 words)

  
 Serum Potassium
Serum potassium is measured by the use of a flame photometer or ion-selective electrode.
In interpreting serum potassium, it should be kept in mind that because the intracellular potassium concentration is approximately fortyfold greater than the extracellular concentration, any maneuver that would result in the release of a small amount of intracellular potassium will erroneously raise serum potassium.
This is caused by the release of potassium from cellular components of blood during the process of clotting and, less commonly, by the release of potassium from ischemic muscle cells due to tight tourniquet or hand/arm exercise during the blood-drawing process.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov /books/bv.fcgi?rid=cm.chapter.5502   (2083 words)

  
 Blood plasma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Serum refers to blood plasma in which clotting factors (such as fibrin) have been removed.
Serum is also commonly used as a supplement added to a particular cell culture media to ensure a successful growth of the cells.
Serum albumin replaced dried plasma for combat use during the Korean War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blood_plasma   (779 words)

  
 Sterile Foetal Bovine (Calf) Serum
Serum is commonly used as a supplement to basal growth medium in cell culture.
The selection of a serum supplement for cell culture applications is primarily dependent on the chemical definition of the basal medium, the type of cell to be grown, and the culture system being employed.
While whole serum is permissible for routine purposes, studies involving nutritional parameters or incorporation of labeled material require that the constituent under study be removed from the serum.
www.bioind.com /HTMLs/article.aspx?C2004=12414&BSP=12413   (1871 words)

  
 Serum Sickness
Serum sickness results from a reaction to an antigen, a protein that the body recognizes as foreign.
Serum sickness will usually develop within 7 to 10 days after initial exposure to the antigen; at times, however, the reaction does not develop until as long as three weeks later.
Because of their potential to cause serum sickness, serum from animals should be avoided unless there is no other treatment option.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsConditions/SerumSicknesscc.html   (1299 words)

  
 Serum Osmolality
Serum osmolality is controlled partly by a hormone called antidiuretic hormone (ADH), or vasopressin.
In response to an increase in serum osmolality, ADH is released, which reduces the amount of water excreted by the kidneys.
High serum osmolality can indicate too little water in the body (dehydration), high levels of sodium or sugar in the blood, or buildup of urea in the blood (called azotemia or uremia).
www.webmd.com /hw/lab_tests/hw203418.asp   (1049 words)

  
 Serum definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Serum differs from plasma, the liquid portion of normal unclotted blood containing the red and white cells and platelets.
The term "serum" also is used to designate any normal or pathological fluid that resembles serum as, for example, the fluid in a blister.
"Serum" is a Latin word that refers to the "whey", the watery liquid that separates from the curds in the process of cheesemaking.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5470   (242 words)

  
 Saliva Hormone Testing
Serum is the essentially the same as plasma except that fibrinogen has been removed.
Thus, progesterone measured by serum levels is mostly a measure of progesterone that is not going to be used by the body.
A serum test can be used to compare one woman's progesterone production to that of another woman, or to test how much progesterone is being made by a woman's ovaries.
www.johnleemd.com /store/saliva_serum.html   (1613 words)

  
 Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPE)
Serum protein electrophoresis uses an electrical field to separate the proteins in the blood serum into groups of similar size, shape, and charge.
Serum protein electrophoresis is most often done to screen for multiple myeloma, a rare type of cancer that causes overproduction of a type of the antibody IgM (Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia), or a disease that causes an abnormal buildup of protein in various body organs (amyloidosis).
Serum protein electrophoresis may be done to evaluate hypogammaglobulinemia (HGG), a condition characterized by low levels of gamma globulin antibodies.
www.webmd.com /hw/lab_tests/hw43650.asp   (1279 words)

  
 Millipore - Technical Library - Purification of Serum Peptides (ABRF 2004)
Previous to the addition of the serum, 3µl of 100% ACN were added to each ZipPlate well, and after 3min at RT, 50µl of 0.5% TFA was added followed by 50µl of serum filtrate collected from Ultracel 10K.
Serum samples were filtered, acidified and desalted and concentrated with ZipPlate C18 device.
Serum peptide purification was shown to be efficient in 96-well format with high well to well reproducibility.
www.millipore.com /publications.nsf/docs/ps0618en00   (829 words)

  
 Medical Dictionary: Serum - WrongDiagnosis.com
Serum: The clear liquid part of the blood that remains after blood cells and clotting proteins have been removed.
Serum : clear liquid that separates from blood on clotting; blood plasma from which fibrinogen has been removed in the process of clotting.
Serum (organ): The name for blood plasma after the clotting protein fibrinogen is removed
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/serum.htm   (197 words)

  
 Serum Chloride
When the serum chloride determination by the autoanalyzer is out of proportion to the determination by the chloride titrator technique, the presence of bromide is highly probable, and a serum bromide analysis should be performed.
Conditions causing an elevation of the serum chloride concentration and a concomitant elevation of the serum sodium concentration result primarily from disorders associated with loss of electrolyte-free fluids (pure water loss); hypotonic fluids (water deficit in excess of sodium and chloride deficits); or administration of NaCl-containing fluids.
Elevated levels of serum chloride without increased levels of serum sodium occur as a result of clinical conditions that predispose to a hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov /books/bv.fcgi?rid=cm.chapter.5559   (2714 words)

  
 Sii Polyvalent Anti Snake Venom (Exported Product) - Serum Institute of India
sterile water for injection to the serum vial and rotate it between the palms of your hands until the serum is fully dissolved, and let the vial stand for serum to clear.
The sensitivity of the patient to Anti-Snake Venom Serum is tested by injecting subcutaneously 0.1 ml of this serum diluted 1:10.
In allergic or sensitive patients, it is better to inject the Anti-Snake Venom Serum under cover of anti-histaminics such as antistine (100 mg.) and hydrocortisone (100 mg.) intramuscularly 15 to 30 minutes before the administration of Anti-Snake Venom Serum.
www.seruminstitute.com /content/products/product_antisera1.htm   (1304 words)

  
 eMedicine - Serum Sickness : Article by Susan M Chen, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Background: Serum sickness is a type III hypersensitivity reaction that results from the injection of heterologous or foreign protein or serum.
When these were used, the incidences of serum sickness were 2-5% in patients receiving tetanus antitoxin and 16% in patients receiving rabies antitoxin.
The incidence of serum sickness–like reactions caused by nonprotein drugs is difficult to determine.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic526.htm   (1800 words)

  
 Serum Run ~Iditarod Trail
Today, the Serum Run promotes a different health issue each year; this year participants discussed snowmobile injury prevention in schools and community meetings along the trail.
A vial of diphtheria serum is presented to the expedition team during a ceremonial send off in Nenana and we are off and running.
Serum Run '25 is a dog team journey with snow machine support across 768 miles of Alaska's frozen rivers, tundra and sea ice from Nenana to Nome.
www.serumrun.org   (1457 words)

  
 Breast Augmentation Serum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In simple terms, Sövage Breast Augmentation Serum gives breast cells the capacity to absorb additional volume, similar to the way a sponge swells as it absorbs water.
Sövage Breast Augmentation Serum has been clinically proven to increase bust (cup) size; however, the price can only be justified if you are truly serious about having larger breasts.
Sövage Breast Augmentation Serum is not some phony “miracle product.” Although Sövage Breast Augmentation Serum will produce a dramatic, undeniable, visible increase in breast size, no one is going to go from a size AA to a permanent DD without surgery.
www.bodysculpter.com /serum.htm   (515 words)

  
 Allergy & Asthma Disease Management Center: Ask the Expert: Serum Sickness
Your description sounds like an atypical serum sickness reaction to me. Although serum sickness reactions typically start 7-10 days after the stimulus, it is conceivable that your wife's prior insect stings may have altered her immune responses to insect stings so that she started reacting a bit sooner.
However, if her recent sting reaction was severe, it may be preferable to obtain serum for in vitro testing for the IgE antibodies.
However, at the end of the hospitalization, a diagnosis of probable serum sickness was made.
www.aaaai.org /aadmc/ate/serumsickness.html   (789 words)

  
 eMedicine - Serum Sickness : Article by Hassan M Alissa, MD
Serum cryoglobulins, which in effect are circulating immune complexes in vivo, may be present in some patients with serum sickness.
Secondary serum sickness is the result of antigen recognition by presensitized cells of the immune system, and this disorder is characterized by a shorter latent period, exaggerated symptoms, and a brief clinical course.
In a recent clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of recombinant murine monoclonal antibody to human tumor necrosis factor alpha in patients with sepsis, serum sickness reactions were noted in 15 (2.3%) of 645 patients in the treatment group.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic2105.htm   (2071 words)

  
 ProteomeLab™ IgY -- Plasma/Serum Protein Partitioning Solutions
In serum and plasma, the dynamic range of proteins spans over 10 orders or magnitude, far greater than the measurement capability of current technologies.
Protein depletion has been used for some years to remove most of the albumin and/or IgG from biofluids such as plasma and serum prior to analysis, but it is clear that this alone is insufficient to enable progress to be made in biomarker discovery.
Imagine taking the equivalent of 50 mg of plasma or serum protein for a single fractionation experiment – this in fact is what you will be doing by combining the capacity of the ProteomeLab IgY-12 LC10 column with the fractionation power of the ProteomeLab PF 2D system.
beckmancoulter.com /products/instrument/protein/proteomelab_igy_dcr.asp   (1538 words)

  
 How to use scar treatment serum by Hippocrates
Care must be exercised in using acne scars treatment serum since it is a highly potent serum with therapeutic effects.
The serum may be used along with a moisturizer for acne prone skin (Hippocrates Day Effect acne prone) and a peeling agent (Glycolic renewing serum).
Scar serum is a potent two-phase serum mostly used
www.acne-scars.ca /products/application.htm   (765 words)

  
 Truth Serum: A Possible Weapon, But Will It Work In The War On Terror? - CBS News
Though their use would be unlikely for prisoners of war due to international laws, al Qaeda prisoners are considered by the U.S. to be unlawful combatants - a status that does not guarantee the same legal protections.
What we think of as truth serum can be one of a dozen drugs, including barbiturates like sodium amytal, pentothal and brevital.
Babbin believe the fear of truth serum alone may be enough to unlock al Qaeda’s secrets.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/04/07/60II/main548221.shtml   (1618 words)

  
 ELS - every lipid serum by Skin Actives
It is specifically designed to help repair the skin barrier (squalane, ceramides) and supply all lipids your skin needs, including essential fatty acids (in rosehip oil), and other lipids your skin can synthesize but may not be making in sufficient amounts.
The serum will rejuvenate broken, dry skin that does not provide a good barrier against the environment.
Use: The serum base can be used directly on the skin as a daily rejuvenating serum.
skinactives.com /products/every_lipid_serum.htm   (843 words)

  
 Serum Sickness
Products derived from human serum have replaced the most frequently used antitoxins, which are rabies and tetanus horse serum antitoxins.
Admit the patient if serum sickness is severe or if the diagnosis is unclear.
Avoidance of the offending agent is the best way to prevent serum sickness.
www.vaccinationnews.com /DailyNews/October2002/SerumSickness7.htm   (1841 words)

  
 Skin Support Serum ( DMAE Moisturizing Serum )
Skin Support Serum is a light, soft and silky skin serum designed to assist with cellular renewal to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, increase firmness and elasticity and leave your skin with an all over younger looking appearance.
Skin Support Serum uses scientifically researched ingredients that will nurture your skin while supporting it therapeutically.
The products and the claims made about specific vitamins, supplements or other items or procedures on or through this website have not been evaluated by eVitamins or the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
www.evitamins.com /product.asp?pid=2730   (529 words)

  
 SERUM - Innovative Heavy Rock
To join the SERUM mailing list, enter your email address and click the submit button.
The main reason for this breakup is the fact that the musical tastes and interests of the individual band members have become more and more diverse.
Live Activities: Because we are concentrating on writing new songs, SERUM will probably be off stage for a while.
www.serum-munich.de   (248 words)

  
 Derma Beauty HA (Hyaluronic Acid)  Skin Wrinkle Serum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Derma Beauty HA skin rejuvenating serum was developed using patented technology to deliver Bio-Optimized™ Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid that can permeate the skin layers to address aging where it begins.
The serum will penetrate the skin and leave no sticky or oily residue.
The serum rapidly penetrates the skin and leaves no oily residue after about 30 seconds.
www.health-logics.com /Product_pages/DBSerum.htm   (282 words)

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