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Transfusion Medicine

L A Williams, J Sun, B Masser
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to test a model integrating self-determination theory (SDT) and the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to predict intention to donate blood. BACKGROUND: Social science research suggests that motivational orientations outlined by SDT can be usefully integrated with constructs from the TPB to collectively predict intention and behaviour. Such analysis has not yet been undertaken in the context of blood donation. METHODS: A total of 458 currently eligible donors completed measures of blood donor motivations, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control (PBC) and intention...
November 11, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
M Rehn, A E Weaver, S Eshelby, J Røislien, D J Lockey
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November 5, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
S Suzuki, A Sekizawa, M Tanaka, T Okai, K Kinoshita
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October 28, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
L Malard, P Richard, F Maire, R Djoudi, S Gross, A-M Fillet
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October 22, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
M L Tonglet, F Swerts, P Y Mathonet, D Moens, V D'Orio, A Ghuysen
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October 19, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
M Delaney, J Roberts, R Mazor, D Townsend-McCall, N H Saifee, M B Pagano, D C Matthews, K Stone
OBJECTIVES: Using a multidisciplinary approach and simulation, a massive transfusion process (MTP) was developed to care for patients in need of emergency transfusion. It was then assessed for effectiveness. BACKGROUND: After a series of sentinel emergency bleeding events, a reliable process for hospital staff to deliver appropriate blood products and obtain relevant laboratory tests to guide therapy for patients with emergency bleeding was needed. METHODS: To determine the feasibility of the new MTP, multidisciplinary teams participated in simulation events...
October 16, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
O Prokopchuk-Gauk, A S Khan, S Misskey, M E Lyon, A W Lyon
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October 12, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
J D Viana, S C Ferreira, S R Matana, F Rossi, P Patel, J A Garson, V Rocha, R Tedder, A Mendrone-Júnior, J E Levi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our work was to establish a semi-automated high-throughput DNA amplification method for the universal screening of bacteria in platelet concentrates (PCs). BACKGROUND: Among cases of transfusion transmission of infectious agents, bacterial contamination ranks first in the number of events, morbidity and mortality. Transmission occurs mainly by transfused PCs. Automated culture is adopted by some blood banks for screening of bacterial contamination, but this procedure is expensive and has a relatively long turnaround time...
October 10, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
M G Gunnarsdottir, T Jonsson, A M Halldorsdottir
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether microRNAs can serve as biomarkers for iron status in blood donors. BACKGROUND: Serum ferritin is a widely used biochemical test for detecting iron deficiency, but it has its limitations. Certain microRNAs (miRNAs) reportedly have a role in regulating iron homeostasis. Circulating miRNAs have been reported as potential biomarkers for various conditions but have not yet been studied in iron deficiency. METHODS: Participating blood donors were divided into two groups: high ferritin (HF) (>150 µg L-1 ) and low ferritin (LF) (<15 µg L-1 )...
September 12, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
A Z Al-Riyami, I Al-Nomani, S M Panchatcharam, L Wadsworth, M Al-Khabori, K Al-Farsi, H Al-Sabti
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to assess transfusion knowledge between different specialty board residents and to identify areas of need for further education. BACKGROUND: Physicians' knowledge of transfusion medicine (TM) is critical for patients' safety. Many clinicians who are involved in day-to-day transfusion practice have little or no formal training in TM. There are no studies to assess physician's TM knowledge locally. METHODS: A comprehensive anonymous survey was developed to assess baseline TM knowledge of all the residents...
September 12, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
M M Ferreira-Silva, L A S Teixeira, M S Tibúrcio, G A Pereira, V Rodrigues, M Palis, P Afonso, M Alves, J M Feitosa, E Urias, E M Santos, S F G Carvalho, H Moraes-Souza
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the prevalence of visceral leishmaniasis in blood donors from three endemic regions in Brazil and evaluated the risk of transmission by transfusion. BACKGROUND: Despite strong evidence of the transmission of visceral leishmaniasis through blood transfusion, the real risk, an essential condition for taking effective measures to control this serious disease, has not been determined. METHODS: A multicentre study was performed in highly endemic areas...
August 24, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
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October 2018: Transfusion Medicine
Z Ye, M H Yazer, D J Triulzi
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October 2018: Transfusion Medicine
F Swain, S Baidya, J Casey, R Francis, G Pahn, M Burton, P Hassell, K Havelberg, G Jones, D Mahon, R Holdsworth
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October 2018: Transfusion Medicine
T B Lunen, P I Johansson, L P Jensen, K M Homburg, O C Roeder, L Lonn, N H Secher, U Helgstrand, M Carstensen, K B Jensen, T Lange, H Sillesen, F Swiatek, H B Nielsen
BACKGROUND: In patients undergoing open surgery for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA), survivors demonstrate a high platelet count, and proactive administration of platelets (and fresh frozen plasma) appears to influence mortality. OBJECTIVES: This trial investigated the effect of platelets administered before transport to surgery. METHODS: In a prospective study design, patients were randomised to receive platelets (intervention; n = 61) or no platelets (control; n = 61) before transport to vascular surgery from 11 local hospitals...
October 2018: Transfusion Medicine
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...
October 2018: Transfusion Medicine
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...
October 2018: Transfusion Medicine
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...
October 2018: Transfusion Medicine
A S Abraham, M P Chacko, N A Fouzia, A Srivastava, D Daniel
BACKGROUND: The transfusion of platelets is an important therapeutic strategy in bleeding patients with thrombocytopenia. However, some chronically transfused patients fail to achieve the appropriate platelet count increment following transfusion due to the presence of platelet alloantibodies. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this research were to study the prevalence of platelet alloimmunisation and to characterise the platelet-reactive (PR) antibodies in haematology patients refractory to platelet transfusions in an Indian setting...
October 2018: Transfusion Medicine
M Monaghan, M Rizk, S Pilon, A Iyengar, R Shorr, J Tay, D Maze, C Bredeson, B Hutton, D S Allan
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: A scoping review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) addressing source of cells and choice of donor for allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) was performed to create a network of best evidence that allows us to identify new potential indirect comparisons for the strategic development of future studies that connect to the existing evidence network. RESULTS: A total of 19 eligible RCTs (2589 total patients) were identified...
October 2018: Transfusion Medicine
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