If detected early enough, acute liver failure caused by an overdose of acetaminophen can sometimes be treated and its effects reversed. Likewise, if a virus causes liver failure, supportive care can be given at a hospital to treat the symptoms until the virus runs its course. In these cases, the liver will sometimes recover on its own.
For liver failure that is the result of long-term deterioration, the initial treatment goal may be to save whatever part of the liver is still functioning. If this is not possible, then a liver transplant is required. Fortunately, liver transplant is a common procedure that is often successful.
Keep in mind that menstruation may be associated with increased FDP value. Keep in mind that drugs like barbiturates, streptokinase, urokinase, and heparin may increase the value. Some drugs like warfarin and other oral anticoagulants decrease the value. Avoid the excessive agitation of the blood. Avoid prolonged use of a tourniquet.
Chemotherapy is the major form of treatment for leukemia. This drug treatment uses chemicals to kill leukemia cells.
Depending on the type of leukemia you have, you may receive a single drug or a combination of drugs. These drugs may come in a pill form, or they may be injected directly into a vein.
Biological therapy. Biological therapy works by using treatments that help your immune system recognize and attack leukemia cell. Targeted therapy uses drugs that attack specific vulnerabilities within your cancer cells.
For example, the drug imatinib stops the action of a protein within the leukemia cells of people with chronic myelogenous leukemia. This can help control the disease.
Radiation therapy. Radiation therapy uses X-rays or other high-energy beams to damage leukemia cells and stop their growth. During radiation therapy, you lie on a table while a large machine moves around you, directing the radiation to precise points on your body.
You may receive radiation in one specific area of your body where there is a collection of leukemia cells, or you may receive radiation over your whole body. Radiation therapy may be used to prepare for a stem cell transplant.
Stem cell transplant. A stem cell transplant is a procedure to replace your diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow.
Test Method 1 : A nurse or lab technician typically administers the fibrin degradation products test. You'll need to provide a blood sample.
A nurse or lab technician will draw blood from your arm using a needle. They'll collect the blood in a tube and send it to a lab for analysis. Your doctor will provide you with your results and information on what they mean.