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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101958/a-review-of-maternal-alloimmunisation-to-rh-d-in-northern-ireland
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C J McCauley, K Morris, K Maguire
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the current incidence of maternal sensitisation to Rhesus (Rh) D in Northern Ireland, examine adherence to recommendations for administration of anti-D immunoglobulin and identify potential causes for all cases of anti-D alloimmunisation sensitisation from January 2010 to September 2015. BACKGROUND: Post-partum anti-D immunoglobulin administered to Rh D-negative women and routine antenatal anti-D prophylaxis have greatly reduced the incidence of haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn due to immune anti-D...
January 19, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070916/non-invasive-assessment-of-muscle-oxygenation-may-aid-in-optimising-transfusion-threshold-decisions-in-ambulatory-paediatric-patients
#2
K A Schenkman, D S Hawkins, W A Ciesielski, M Delaney, L S L Arakaki
OBJECTIVE: To assess the potential utility of a novel non-invasive muscle oxygen measurement to determine the presence of muscle hypoxia in patients with anaemia. BACKGROUND: Recent assessment of the risk/benefit ratio of blood transfusion has led to clinical strategies optimising transfusion decisions. These decisions are primarily based on haematocrit (Hct) but not oxygen delivery, the primary function of red blood cells (RBCs). We hypothesised that muscle oxygenation (MOx) would correlate with Hct in patients with anaemia and may be a physiologically relevant determinant of the transfusion threshold...
January 10, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028842/first-approach-in-the-implementation-of-the-nucleic-acid-amplification-test-in-a-resource-limited-blood-bank-in-mexico
#3
LETTER
P A Hernández-Romano, J Hernández-Romano, E Bravo-Sarmiento, H Vivanco-Cid, N A López-Balderas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966239/evaluation-of-clinical-coding-data-to-determine-causes-of-critical-bleeding-in-patients-receiving-massive-transfusion-a-bi-national-multicentre-cross-sectional-study
#4
Z K McQuilten, A J Zatta, N Andrianopoulos, N Aoki, L Stevenson, K G Badami, R Bird, M F Cole-Sinclair, C Hurn, P A Cameron, J P Isbister, L E Phillips, E M Wood
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the use of routinely collected data to determine the cause(s) of critical bleeding in patients who receive massive transfusion (MT). BACKGROUND: Routinely collected data are increasingly being used to describe and evaluate transfusion practice. MATERIALS/METHODS: Chart reviews were undertaken on 10 randomly selected MT patients at 48 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand to determine the cause(s) of critical bleeding...
December 13, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917546/prevalence-of-malaria-antigen-positivity-among-blood-donors-in-a-regional-blood-transfusion-centre-in-western-india
#5
LETTER
K Ghosh, K Mishra, K Patel, S Sosa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859798/how-to-encourage-non-donors-to-be-more-willing-to-donate-blood-testing-of-binding-communication-based-interventions
#6
D Fonte, J Blondé, F Girandola
OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to test the effectiveness of binding communication based interventions (vs classical persuasive communication based ones) inciting non-donors to act in favour of blood donation. BACKGROUND: The implementation of effective communication interventions represents a major public health issue. Nevertheless, persuasive media campaigns appear to have little effect on behaviours. Even though non-donors hold a positive attitude towards blood donation, they are not inclined to donate...
November 10, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862486/characterisation-of-maternal-human-leukocyte-antigen-class-i-antibodies-in-suspected-foetal-and-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia
#7
E Refsum, A Mörtberg, J Dahl, S Meinke, M-K Auvinen, M Westgren, M Reilly, P Höglund, A Wikman
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the specificities and level of HLA class I antibodies in selected cases referred for suspected foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). BACKGROUND: FNAIT occurs in 1 : 1-2000 live births, whereas maternal immunisation against human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I is common. Whether HLA class I antibodies alone can cause FNAIT is debatable. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 260 patient samples were referred between 2007 and 2012...
November 9, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995702/acknowledgements-to-reviewers
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995701/abstracts-from-the-shot-symposium-7th-july-2016
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995700/shot-conference-report-2016-serious-hazards-of%C3%A2-transfusion%C3%A2-%C3%A2-human-factors-continue-to-cause-most%C3%A2-transfusion-related-incidents
#10
P H B Bolton-Maggs
The Annual SHOT Report for incidents reported in 2015 was published on 7 July at the SHOT symposium. Once again, the majority of reports (77·7%) were associated with mistakes ('human factors'). Pressures and stress in the hospital environment contributed to several error reports. There were 26 deaths where transfusion played a part, one due to haemolysis from anti-Wr(a) (units issued electronically). The incidence of haemolysis due to this antibody has increased in recent years. Transfusion-associated circulatory overload is the most common contributor to death and major morbidity...
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873379/oxford-s-systematic-review-initiative-leading-by-example-in-evidence-based-transfusion-medicine
#11
D A Fergusson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726216/implementation-of-a-transfusion-bundle-reduces-inappropriate-red-blood-cell-transfusions-in-intensive-care-a-before-and-after-study
#12
M Borgert, J Binnekade, F Paulus, M Vroom, A Vlaar, A Goossens, D Dongelmans
BACKGROUND: Restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion has been widely described in transfusion guidelines. However, compliance with these guidelines is often poor. Therefore, we developed a care bundle for the transfusion of RBCs in intensive care. We investigated the effect of the application of the transfusion bundle on transfusion practice, hypothesising that the implementation of the transfusion bundle would lead to a reduction of inappropriate RBC transfusions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a before and after study between January and December 2014 in a medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714885/knowledge-and-attitudes-among-pregnant-women-and-maternity-staff-about-umbilical-cord-blood-banking
#13
LETTER
R Matijević, K Erjavec
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714882/a-case-of-anaphylactic-like-reaction-during-ldl-apheresis-a-pathophysiological-hypothesis-on-white-wine-containing-metabisulphite
#14
LETTER
F Sbrana, G Cardinali, B Dal Pino, F Bigazzi, L Sabatino, M Pianelli, R Luciani, T Sampietro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666754/obstetrical-transfusion-medicine-knowledge-among-faculty-and-trainee-obstetricians-a-prospective-knowledge-assessment-study
#15
S Morris, M H Yudin, J Callum, A Alam, J Herold, Y Lin
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the current state of transfusion medicine (TM) knowledge among obstetricians using a valid assessment tool. BACKGROUND: Transfusion issues are common in obstetrical patients. METHODS: Knowledge topics were identified and rated by experts in obstetrics, anaesthesia, haematology and TM using a modified Delphi method. A knowledge assessment tool was developed and validated during pilot testing. The assessment tool, consisting of 15 multiple choice questions, was administered electronically to members of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)...
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27653186/the-accuracy-of-claims-data-for-measuring-transfusion-rates
#16
D H Howard, A Karcz, J D Roback
OBJECTIVE: To determine if billing records accurately report the receipt of red blood cell transfusions. BACKGROUND: Many red blood transfusions are given inappropriately, but efforts to monitor transfusion rates are hampered by a lack of data that facilitate benchmarking. METHODS: Using billing records and electronic medical records from 53 community hospitals, we estimated the sensitivity and specificity of billing records for measuring the receipt of transfusions in patients undergoing surgery for hip fractures...
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634655/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-towards-blood-donation-in-barbados
#17
A E Atherley, C G Taylor, A Whittington, C Jonker
OBJECTIVE: To obtain information to devise strategies for a voluntary blood donor mobilisation campaign in Barbados. BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that 100% blood should be collected from voluntary non-remunerated donors (VNRD), yet the majority of blood donations (75%) in Barbados are family/replacement donations. Increasing VNRD is paramount to achieving a safe, reliable blood supply, and understanding the population is a strategy suggested by the WHO to inform donor recruitment and education...
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527705/the-human-platelet-alloantigen-profile-in-blood-donors-from-amazonas-brazil
#18
C N Portela, A Schriefer, S R L Albuquerque, R T Perdomo, A F A Parente, S S Weber
BACKGROUND: Human platelet antigens (HPAs) are alloantigens derived from polymorphisms in platelet-surface glycoproteins. The occurrence of alloantibodies against HPAs can lead to platelet destruction and subsequent thrombocytopenia. Brazilians have a high rate of racial admixture, and the knowledge of HPA polymorphisms in particular donors from north Brazil, who have a large Amerindian influence, is a relevant strategy to prevent alloimmunisation. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was investigate the HPA allele's frequencies in the Amazonas blood donors...
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511318/effective-implementation-of-a-patient-blood-management-programme-for-platelets
#19
M Sekhar, S Clark, R Atugonza, A Li, Z Chaudhry
OBJECTIVES: To implement a patient blood management (PBM) programme in platelet transfusion. AIMS: To improve the appropriate use of blood components, reduce wastage and generate savings. BACKGROUND: PBM is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to optimising the care of patients who need blood transfusion and to use blood products appropriately. Strategies for PBM ensure that patients receive the best possible treatment with the transfusion of components when indicated, at the same time avoiding or reducing unnecessary transfusions...
December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730692/frequency-and-reasons-of-donor-deferral-prior-to-blood-donation-process-a-single-centre-experience
#20
S Khurram, M Borhany, N Anwar, I Naseer, S Boota, I Mirza, M Nadeem, T Shamsi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the frequency and reasons for donor deferral prior to the blood donation process in our population. BACKGROUND: Transfusion is an irreversible event that carries potential risks as well as benefits to the recipient. Therefore, donor selection prior to blood donation is one of the most important steps in ensuring the safety of blood and blood products. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out at the blood bank department in our hospital from January 2012 to December 2014...
October 12, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
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