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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767450/cost-effectiveness-of-alternative-changes-to-a-national-blood-collection-service
#1
S Willis, K De Corte, J A Cairns, M Zia Sadique, N Hawkins, M Pennington, G Cho, D J Roberts, G Miflin, R Grieve
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of changing opening times, introducing a donor health report and reducing the minimum inter-donation interval for donors attending static centres. BACKGROUND: Evidence is required about the effect of changes to the blood collection service on costs and the frequency of donation. METHODS/MATERIALS: This study estimated the effect of changes to the blood collection service in England on the annual number of whole-blood donations by current donors...
May 16, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732616/immunohaematological-events-related-to-changes-in-haematic-and-seric-abo-group-in-patients-undergoing-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-major-abo-mismatch
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LETTER
M Santiago, C Freiría, A Villalba, I Gómez, N Carpio, G Sanz, M Á Sanz, P Solves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 7, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707853/blood-utilisation-in-a-developing-society-what-is-the-best-index-of-efficiency
#3
K S Charles, L De Freitas, R Ramoutar, R Goolam, S Juman, D Murray, R Jhingai, A Chantry
OBJECTIVES: To assess blood usage for elective surgery in a developing country as a first step towards developing a maximum surgical blood-ordering schedule (MSBOS). BACKGROUND: Cross-match:transfusion (C/T) ratio, transfusion index (Ti ) and transfusion ratio (T%) are standard indices of efficient blood usage for elective surgical procedures. The MSBOS assigns surgical procedures to Group and Cross Match (GXM) and Group and Save (G&S) categories. Non-use probability (NUP) is the percentage of blood that is requested but not used...
April 30, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707836/lack-of-evidence-for-human-serum-albumin-as-major-source-of-hev-infections
#4
LETTER
T Horvatits, D Westhölter, S Peine, J Schulze Zur Wiesch, A W Lohse, M Lütgehetmann, S Pischke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 30, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691938/hla-drb1-15-03-and-hla-drb1-11-useful-predictive-alleles-for-alloantibody-production-in-thalassemia-patients
#5
P Darvishi, Z Sharifi, A Azarkeivan, A Akbari, A A Pourfathollah
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recently, thalassemia has been introduced as a chronic disease. In spite of prolonging life in thalassemia patients, the quality of their life has not significantly improved. One of the challenges that makes their quality of life poor is alloimmunisation which causes several complications to patients by restricting their options. Some individuals are more susceptible to developing an alloantibody than others. They are categorised as responders and non-responders...
April 25, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682837/massive-transfusion-changing-practice-in-a-single-norwegian-centre-2002-2015
#6
H Doughty, T O Apelseth, J Sivertsen, K Annaniasen, T Hervig
OBJECTIVES: To describe the change in massive transfusion (MT) practice in a single Norwegian centre throughout the period 2002-2015. BACKGROUND: MT support for traumatic haemorrhage has changed since the mid-2000s. However, life-threatening haemorrhage may occur in other clinical specialties. In 2007, Haukeland University Hospital (HUS) introduced a universal MT programme including education, Acute Transfusion Packages (ATPs) and thromboelastography. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective review was performed of all MT episodes defined as ≥10 red cell concentrates (RCC) in 24 h...
April 23, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675833/risks-of-restrictive-red-blood-cell-transfusion-strategies-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-cvd-a-meta-analysis
#7
I Cortés-Puch, B M Wiley, J Sun, H G Klein, J Welsh, R L Danner, P Q Eichacker, C Natanson
AIM: To evaluate the risks of restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategies (haemoglobin 7-8 g dL-1 ) in patients with and without known cardiovascular disease (CVD). BACKGROUND: Recent guidelines recommend restrictive strategies for CVD patients hospitalised for non-CVD indications, patients without known CVD and patients hospitalised for CVD corrective procedures. METHODS/MATERIALS: Database searches were conducted through December 2017 for randomised clinical trials that enrolled patients with and without known CVD, hospitalised either for CVD-corrective procedures or non-cardiac indications, comparing effects of liberal with restrictive strategies on major adverse coronary events (MACE) and death...
April 19, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667253/patient-blood-management-what-does-this-actually-mean-for-neonates-and-infants
#8
REVIEW
G L Crighton, H V New, H G Liley, S J Stanworth
Patient blood management (PBM) refers to an evidence-based package of care that aims to improve patient outcomes by optimal use of transfusion therapy, including managing anaemia, preventing blood loss and improving anaemia tolerance in surgical and other patients who may need transfusion. In adults, PBM programmes are well established, yet the definition and implementation of PBM in neonates and children lags behind. Neonates and infants are frequently transfused, yet they are often under-represented in transfusion trials...
April 17, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660827/patient-blood-management-and-the-importance-of-the-transfusion-practitioner-role-to-embed-this-into-practice
#9
REVIEW
L Bielby, R L Moss
Patient blood management (PBM) is a widely established international initiative, with a multidisciplinary approach to reduce transfusion. The Transfusion Practitioner (TP) role is well embedded in the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia. The value of the TP in changing both culture and practice to implement an all-inclusive PBM approach to care will be discussed. The TP role was born from both a safety and haemovigilance culture, where the greatest identified risk to the patient undergoing a transfusion was human error...
April 16, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644730/in-vitro-quality-of-apheresis-platelets-divided-into-paediatric-sized-units-and-stored-in-pvc-bags-plasticised-with-totm-bthc-or-dinch
#10
S Bashir, A Meli, R Cardigan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Two of the predictive factors of the quality of small volumes of platelets suitable for paediatric use are bag size and material. This study evaluated the storage properties of paediatric platelet aliquots in TOTM-, BTHC- or DINCH-PVC bags. METHODS/MATERIALS: (i) Three apheresis platelet concentrates (PC) were pooled and split into three units. One was retained as an adult unit (control; polyolefin bag). The second and third units were split into four MacoPharma TOTM-PVC and BTHC-PVC paediatric bags, respectively...
April 11, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29637650/a-time-driven-activity-based-costing-methodology-for-determining-the-costs-of-red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-patients-with-beta-thalassaemia-major
#11
K E Burns, H E Haysom, A M Higgins, N Waters, R Tahiri, K Rushford, T Dunstan, K Saxby, Z Kaplan, S Chunilal, Z K McQuilten, E M Wood
OBJECTIVES: To describe the methodology to estimate the total cost of administration of a single unit of red blood cells (RBC) in adults with beta thalassaemia major in an Australian specialist haemoglobinopathy centre. BACKGROUND: Beta thalassaemia major is a genetic disorder of haemoglobin associated with multiple end-organ complications and typically requiring lifelong RBC transfusion therapy. New therapeutic agents are becoming available based on advances in understanding of the disorder and its consequences...
April 10, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607593/massive-transfusions-for-critical-bleeding-is-everything-old-new-again
#12
REVIEW
A W J Flint, Z K McQuilten, E M Wood
Massive transfusion or major haemorrhage protocols have been widely adopted in the treatment of critically bleeding patients. Following evidence that higher ratios of transfused plasma and platelets to red blood cells may offer survival benefits in military trauma patients, these ratios are now commonly incorporated into massive transfusion protocols. They more closely resemble the effects of whole blood transfusion, which in the second half of last century was largely replaced by individual blood component transfusion based on laboratory-guided indicators...
April 1, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542218/silent-dengue-virus-circulation-among-asymptomatic-blood-donors-from-a-hyperendemic-brazilian-region
#13
LETTER
S N Slavov, M R Hespanhol, A R Ferreira, E S Rodrigues, D T Covas, S Kashima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508504/a-rhag-point-mutation-selectively-disrupts-rh-antigen-expression
#14
S Mu, Y Cui, W Wang, L Wang, H Xu, O Zhu, D Zhu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterise a novel mutation in the gene encoding RhAG in order to elucidate a molecular mechanism for Rh antigen expression and spherocytosis. BACKGROUND: Rhesus-associated glycoprotein (RhAG) is critical for maintaining the structure and stability of erythrocytes. Single missense mutations in the gene encoding RhAG are sufficient to induce spherocytosis and deficiencies in Rh complex formation. We report a novel missense mutation that incompletely disrupts Rh antigen expression and selectively knocks out RhD antigen expression...
March 6, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493026/hyperhaemolysis-in-a-pregnant-patient-with-hbh-disease
#15
LETTER
L Aiken, L Linpower, D A Tsitsikas, N Win
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493019/blood-donation-barriers-and-facilitators-of-sub-saharan-african-migrants-and-minorities-in-western-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
REVIEW
E F Klinkenberg, E M J Huis In 't Veld, P D de Wit, A van Dongen, J G Daams, W L A M de Kort, M P Fransen
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to gain more insight into, and summarise, blood donation determinants among migrants or minorities of Sub-Saharan heritage by systematically reviewing the current literature. BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan Africans are under-represented in the blood donor population in Western high-income countries. This causes a lack of specific blood types for transfusions and prevention of alloimmunisation among Sub-Saharan African patients. METHODS/MATERIALS: Medline, EMBASE, PsycINFO and BIOSIS were searched for relevant empirical studies that focused on barriers and facilitators of blood donation among Sub-Saharan Africans in Western countries until 22 June 2017...
March 1, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756664/patient-blood-management-how-is-implementation-going-a-report-comparing-the-2015-survey-with-the-2013-survey-of-pbm-in-england
#17
L Sherliker, K Pendry, B Hockley
BACKGROUND: Patient blood management (PBM) is an evidence-based approach to optimising the care of patients who might need transfusion. In 2013, all NHS Trusts in England were surveyed about their readiness to implement PBM. National PBM recommendations were launched in 2014. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine progress of PBM initiatives. METHODS/MATERIALS: A survey was constructed by staff in hospitals and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)...
April 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744977/the-management-of-anaemia-and-haematinic-deficiencies-in-pregnancy-and-post-partum
#18
REVIEW
N B A Roy, S Pavord
Anaemia is one of the most common disorders in the world (24·8% of the world population) (de Benoist 2008) and affects patients of all ages and ethnic origins. Underlying causes and prevalences vary by age group and socioeconomic background, but pregnant women everywhere are at high risk of anaemia, the vast majority of cases being due to iron deficiency. One in four pregnant women in Europe are thought to have iron deficiency anaemia (Daru et al., March 2016), whereas in parts of Africa, where hookworm infestation is common, this has been estimated to be as high as 38% (Stevens et al...
April 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744976/what-in-the-world-of-transfusion-medicine-isn-t-patient-blood-management
#19
EDITORIAL
M H Yazer, J H Waters
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744975/patient-blood-management-a-renaissance-of-transfusion-medicine
#20
EDITORIAL
L J Estcourt, D J Roberts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Transfusion Medicine
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