Sepsis is not the only condition that leads to an unhealthy collection of white blood cells
in the lungs.
CANCER PATIENTS ARE OFTEN TREATED WITH CHEMOTHERAPY.THE DRUGS INVOLVED SUPPRESS WHITE BLOOD CELLS
, WHICH HELP THE BODY TO FIGHT INFECTION.
The proposed automatic white blood cell
classification system involves the following three stages: (1) the segmentation of a white blood cell
, (2) the extraction of effective features, and (3) the design of a classifier.
A subgroup of white blood cells
called B cells manufactures and secretes antibodies, which are proteins with shapes that can latch onto other proteins, the way an M and a W can fit together.
2) A type of white blood cells
called T-cells are withdrawn from the patient's blood.
When white blood cells
need to get to the site of an infection, they can exit the bloodstream via a process called diapedesis.
The study compared the levels of white blood cells
with the physical fitness of 452 men.
In predicting serious bacterial infection, C-reactive protein concentration had a likelihood ratio of 8.3, compared with 3 for absolute neutrophil count and 1.9 for white blood cell
In order to understand whether a diet rich in healthy compounds might favorably influence platelet and white blood cell
levels, investigators conducted an analysis of the eating habits of nearly 15,000 healthy Italian men and women ages 35 or older as part of the large epidemiological "Moli-sani" study, named for the inhabitants of the Molise region of Central and Southern Italy.
This group, working independently of Gombart's team, had been focusing on macrophages, a type of white blood cell
deployed by the immune system to gobble up and destroy germs.
Inside the otherwise inconspicuous office space, in a clean laboratory, is one of the great steel cauldrons which holds these precious white blood cell
samples, suspended in time in liquid nitrogen vapour at minus-194 Centigrade.
In clinical trials conducted in patients with chronic phase CML after interferon failure, close to 90 per cent of patients had white blood cell
counts return to normal and approximately 50 per cent had a major cytogenetic response (measure of the percentage of cells that are positive for the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome, a common marker for CML).