A Large-Scale Trial Testing the Intensity of Cytoreductive Therapy to Prevent Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Polycythemia Vera (CYTO-PV trial)[Abstract 4] In the first randomized clinical trial assessing the proper target hematocrit level, or percentage of red blood cells that should be maintained in patients with polycythemia vera (PV), researchers have concluded that the current recommendation to maintain a hematocrit level of less than 45 percent is associated with a lower risk of thrombosis compared with a less aggressive treatment strategy of maintaining a hematocrit level between 45 and 50 percent.
What does HCT stand for?
HCT stands for Hematocrit
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Hematocrit, the percentage of packed red blood cells in blood, characterizes the ability of blood to carry oxygen; increased hematocrit (within the normal range) results directly in increased oxygen carrying capacity (Birchard 1997), and has been positively correlated with energy expenditure (Viscor et al.
The report says: "The USPS team made regular use of saline infusions, a prohibited method, which permits a rider to quickly reduce his hematocrit level in order to beat the UCI's health check 50% hematocrit threshold and to fool the biological passport program.
The question then is whether the heparin lining of the capillary tube produces a significant lowering of the hematocrit value due to the additional dilution from an already diluted EDTA-anti-coagulated blood sample.
The study's primary outcome of change in hematocrit was not significantly different between the 40 women whose placenta was delivered manually and the 46 women whose placenta was delivered spontaneously (4.
This study reports hematocrit and blood chemistry values for captive adult individuals belonging to 3 genera of hornbills (Bucerotidae), Aceros, Anthracoceros, and Ceratogymna, and evaluates genera and gender specific differences in these values.
By using the two products together, it is possible to measure hematocrit, the number of leukocyte and the amount of CRP, which helps diagnose inflammation and infection.
Because this step applies only to hematocrits above 55% the target hematocrit for performing a therapeutic phlebotomy was also analyzed.