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Transfusion Medicine

S Bogdanović, P Đurić, R Jovanović, J Bogdanović
OBJECTIVES: To assess the awareness and attitudes related to blood transfusion safety among blood donors from the Autonomous Province (AP) Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia. BACKGROUND: Blood donors are at the initial point of safe blood transfusion systems. The active participation of blood donors in the selection process contributes to increasing the safety of blood transfusions and reduces potential risks for the recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional survey included 1191 blood donors from AP Vojvodina...
February 24, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
N Bejarano, J Macías, C Sanz, A Pereira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
V S Sandes, S G C Silva, I J F Motta, L G C Velarde, S R de Castilho
OBJECTIVES: We propose to analyse the positive and false-positive results of treponemal and nontreponemal tests in blood donors from Brazil and to evaluate possible factors associated with the results of treponemal tests. BACKGROUND: Treponemal tests have been used widely for syphilis screening in blood banks. The introduction of these tests in donor screening has caused an impact and a loss of donors who need to be assessed. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study of syphilis screening and confirmatory test results of blood donors that were obtained before and after adopting a chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)...
February 23, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
C A L Silva, C A Azevedo Filho, G Pereira, D C N Silva, M C A B Castro, A F Almeida, S C A Lucena, B S Santos, M L Barjas-Castro, A Fontes
BACKGROUND: Stored red blood cells (RBCs) undergo numerous changes that have been termed RBC storage lesion, which can be related to oxidative damage. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant, acting on cell lipids. Thus, this study aimed to investigate vitamin E activity on stored RBCs. METHODS: We prepared a vitamin E nanoemulsion that was added to RBC units and stored at 4 °C. Controls, without vitamin E, were kept under the same conditions. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) production was monitored for up to 35 days of storage...
February 23, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
K G Badami, M P Smith, D Murton, S Rodger, G Atkinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
A W Shih, E Jamula, C Diep, Y Lin, C Armali, N M Heddle, A Traore, J Doherty, N Shah, C M Hillis
OBJECTIVE: Retrospective audit of IVIG Request Forms in four Ontario tertiary care centres: to determine the case mix of new IVIG requests, to authenticate information provided, and to determine documentation of clinical efficacy. AIMS: To understand contributors to increases in IVIG utilisation and to determine whether IVIG is being used and monitored appropriately. INTRODUCTION: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) use in Canada is high compared with other developed countries...
January 31, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
A K Owusu-Ofori, S P Owusu-Ofori, I Bates
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Monitoring the whole chain of events from the blood donors to recipients, documenting any undesirable or untoward effects and introducing measures to prevent their recurrence if possible are components of haemovigilance systems. Only few sub-Saharan African countries have haemovigilance systems, and there are very little data on adverse events of transfusion. Adverse events monitoring is an integral part of a haemovigilance system. Our study aimed to establish the incidence and types of adverse events of transfusions in Ghana and to identify interventions to improve effectiveness...
January 31, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
T Hayashi, H Nishimiya, Y Koh, H Ishii, F Hirayama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
M C Larson, M S Karafin, C A Hillery, N Hogg
BACKGROUND: It is well established that as a blood unit ages, fewer of the unit's red blood cells (RBCs) remain in circulation post-transfusion. The mechanism for clearance is not well defined. Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) is a phospholipid that is primarily found on the inner leaflet of healthy cells, and is an important ligand for phagocytosis of dead cells when exposed. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to measure the change in PE exposure in donor RBCs over increasing storage ages using the novel PE-specific probe, duramycin...
January 30, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
S Oikawa, M Minegishi, K Endo, W Kawashima, S Kosunago, H Murokawa, K Suzuki, H Shimizu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
M A B Chagas, D G Chaves, S K Haddad, E M A Ubiali, L C Schmidt, M C F Silva-Malta
BACKGROUND: In the last few decades, various red blood cell (RBC) freezing techniques have been developed and improved to enable the preservation of erythrocytes for future use in pre-transfusion tests in reference immunohaematology laboratories. However, not all these techniques have been sufficiently evaluated for the preservation of blood group antigens. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we evaluated the antigenic pattern of RBCs preserved by droplet freezing in liquid nitrogen in a blood bank context...
January 22, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
P Solves, A Saus, J Osorio, I Gómez-Seguí, N Carpio, G F Sanz, M Á Sanz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 22, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
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
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
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
K Ghosh, K Mishra, K Patel, S Sosa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
K S Charles
The Caribbean islands form an archipelago connecting North and South America. They have all been colonised by European countries and share strong historical, social, economic and diplomatic links with North America. However, their blood transfusion services have evolved differently, using predominantly family/replacement rather than voluntary non-remunerated donors as has been the practice in England and America since 1926 and 1970, respectively. This article uses the case of Trinidad and Tobago to examine the history and current state of blood transfusion services in the Caribbean and to present early results of an initiative for improving blood safety and adequacy in the region...
February 2017: Transfusion Medicine
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...
February 2017: Transfusion Medicine
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December 2016: Transfusion Medicine
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
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