Devin Odom, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

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Anemia

. Anemia refers to a low red blood cell (RBC) count – measured as either hemoglobin (HGB) concentration or hematocrit (HCT). Both of these measures are concentrations, so changes in hydration status or plasma volume will affect them. Pregnancy, for example, can result in an expanded plasma volume with falling HCT despite stable total body…

Anemia of Chronic Disease (anemia of chronic inflammatory disease, hypoferremia of inflammation)

Anemia of chronic disease (anemia of chronic inflammatory disease, hypoferremia of inflammation) I. What every physician needs to know. Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) carries many names. ACD, also known as anemia of chronic inflammatory disease (ACID) and hypoferremia of inflammation, is an anemia that results from a secondary process. In the developed world, ACD…

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