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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804958/prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-and-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-infection-among-blood-donors-at-a-hospital-in-the-south-central-highlands-of-peru
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LETTER
M C Ramírez-Soto, M Huichi-Atamari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786224/motivational-factors-for-blood-donation-in-first-time-donors-and-repeat-donors-a-cross-sectional-study-in-west-pomerania
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A Suemnig, U Konerding, G Hron, N Lubenow, U Alpen, W Hoffmann, T Kohlmann, A Greinacher
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to analyse motivational factors for blood donation in different donor groups. BACKGROUND: As the demographic change will result in a decrease of the population in age groups of blood donors, the risk of blood product shortage increases. METHODS: During a 12-month period, every sixth blood donor presenting at the blood donation centre of the University Hospital was asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire assessing motivational factors for blood donation...
August 7, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758700/dengue-virus-infections-among-blood-donors-in-guangxi-of-china-2013-2014
#3
Z Gao, Y Zhang, Y Yang, M Xu, P Liao, W He, J Xu, Y Liu, M He
BACKGROUND: An unexpected, large dengue outbreak, spreading to 20 cities of Guangdong province, occurred in July 2014. Considering the overwhelming influence of this seasonal epidemic, whether this dengue virus outbreak has an significant impact on the blood donors of the ajacent areas in Guangdong requires at least a preliminary investigation. Liuzhou City of Guangxi was chosen as a good representative of the neighbouring geographical location of the dengue virus (DENV) outbreak areas in this research...
July 31, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749037/transfusion-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy-a-single-centre-survey
#4
J Sharif, L Byrd, K Stevenson, J Raddats, E Morsman, K Ryan
INTRODUCTION: Sickle cell disease in pregnancy carries a high risk of maternal and fetal adverse outcomes. The use of prophylactic transfusions to reduce the risk of sickle complications is controversial. Current UK standards do not recommend the routine use of transfusion for sickle pregnancy. We examined transfusion episodes during sickle pregnancies in a single centre over an 11-year period. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of all pregnancies in patients with sickle cell disease who attended the joint obstetric/haematology clinic over an 11-year period...
July 27, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737229/advances-in-transfusion-medicine-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#5
REVIEW
K Oakland, V Jairath, M F Murphy
Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common medical and surgical emergency and is the second most common indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in the UK. Most transfusion guidelines recommend the use of restrictive blood transfusion in stable gastrointestinal bleeding. This review explores the evidence supporting this practice, including whether it is safe in lower as well as upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and the risks of restrictive transfusion in patients with cardiovascular disease. There is a lack of evidence supporting the use of platelet and fresh frozen plasma transfusion in gastrointestinal bleeding...
July 24, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722278/non-physician-health-care-workers-and-voluntary-blood-donation-an-ambiguous-relationship
#6
N Sousos, S Sfyridou, D Adamidou, T-A Vyzantiadis, M Karadosidou, A Filippou, T Karafoulidou, M Chouridi, S Theodoridou
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of voluntary blood donation (BD) among the non-physician health-care workers of our institution, to investigate the relationship between these parameters and to determine the predictors of BD practice. BACKGROUND: KAP surveys provide a popular context-specific evidence base for the development of blood transfusion services' strategies and interventions to promote voluntary, non-remunerated BD...
July 19, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722245/patient-blood-management-in-obstetrics-management-of-anaemia-and-haematinic-deficiencies-in-pregnancy-and-in-the-post-partum-period-nata-consensus-statement
#7
M Muñoz, J P Peña-Rosas, S Robinson, N Milman, W Holzgreve, C Breymann, F Goffinet, J Nizard, F Christory, C-M Samama, J-F Hardy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714179/platelet-storage-in-60-bicarbonated-ringer-s-solution-40-plasma
#8
LETTER
S Oikawa, M Minegishi, K Endo, S Kosunago, W Kawashima, H Murokawa, K Suzuki, H Shimizu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691781/acute-malaria-in-a-repeat-blood-donor
#9
LETTER
A D Kitchen, P E Hewitt, P L Chiodini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 10, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677305/reasons-to-end-the-donor-career-a-quantitative-study-among-stopped-blood-donors-in-the-netherlands
#10
E F Klinkenberg, B Romeijn, W L de Kort, E-M Merz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous work has studied barriers to donating blood or plasma among current, lapsed and non-donors. Still, it remains unclear why donors stop donating and end their donor career voluntarily. A thorough understanding of why donors stop is necessary to develop more effective retention strategies and manage the decline in whole-blood donors. METHODS: An online questionnaire that contained questions about reasons to stop donation was sent out to 7098 Dutch whole-blood donors who deregistered from the donor pool in 2015 but who were not permanently deferred for medical reasons (response: N = 2490, 35%)...
July 5, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665003/multicentre-evaluation-of-the-new-ortho-vision%C3%A2-analyser
#11
E Lazarova, Y Scott, A van den Bos, P Wantzin, R Atugonza, S Solkar, N Carpio
BACKGROUND: Implementation of fully automated analysers has become a crucial security step in the blood bank; it reduces human errors, allows standardisation and improves turnaround time (TAT). OBJECTIVES: We aimed at evaluating the ease of use and the efficiency of the ORTHO VISION® Analyser (VISION) in comparison to the ORTHO AutoVue® Innova System (AutoVue) in six different laboratories. METHODS: After initial training and system configuration, VISION was used in parallel to AutoVue following the daily workload, both automates being based on ORTHO BioVue® System column agglutination technology...
June 30, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661077/blood-wastage-management-in-a-regional-blood-transfusion-centre
#12
H Javadzadeh Shahshahani, N Taghvai
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the rate of blood component wastage before and after interventions at Yazd Blood Transfusion Center. BACKGROUND: The growing need for blood components along with blood safety issues and rising costs constantly pressurise blood centres to improve their efficiency. Reducing the quantity of discarded blood at all stages of the supply chain can decrease the total costs. METHODS: Data on discarded blood components were extracted from the database of Yazd Blood Transfusion Center...
June 29, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661062/randomised-feasibility-study-of-a-more-liberal-haemoglobin-trigger-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-compared-to-standard-practice-in-anaemic-cancer-patients-treated-with-chemotherapy
#13
D Yakymenko, K B Frandsen, I J Christensen, A Norgaard, P I Johansson, G Daugaard, M Mau-Sorensen
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this feasibility study was to identify quality of life (QoL) scores and symptom scales as tools for measuring patient-reported outcomes (PRO) associated with haemoglobin level in chemotherapy-treated cancer patients. Secondary objectives included comparing QoL and symptoms between randomisation arms. BACKGROUND: Anaemia in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy is associated with decreased QoL. One treatment option is red blood cell transfusion (RBCT)...
June 29, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661030/red-blood-cell-storage-duration-and-long-term-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-intervention-a-danish-register-study
#14
D Dencker, F Pedersen, T Engstrøm, T V Schroeder, L Lönn, P I Johansson, O De Backer
OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of red blood cell (RBC) storage duration on long-term mortality in patients undergoing cardiac intervention. BACKGROUND: RBCs undergo numerous structural and functional changes during storage. Observational studies have assessed the association between RBC storage duration and patient outcomes with conflicting results. METHODS: Between January 2006 and December 2014, 82 408 patients underwent coronary angiography...
June 29, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656665/testing-for-htlv-1-and-htlv-2-among-blood-donors-in-western-saudi-arabia-prevalence-and-cost-considerations
#15
S Hindawi, M Badawi, F Fouda, B Mallah, B Mallah, H Rajab, T Madani
BACKGROUND: Screening all blood donors for human T-cell lymphotropic viruses 1 and 2 (HTLV 1 and HTLV 2) is mandatory in Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results and costs associated with the current testing policy for HTLV 1 and HTLV 2 in blood donors at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH), Jeddah. STUDY DESIGNS AND METHODS: Donor-testing results from Blood Transfusion Services at KAUH were reviewed over a 10-year period, from January 2006 through December 2015...
June 28, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653776/can-inactive-blood-donors-be-re-recruited-a-stratified-randomised-pilot-study
#16
J Ou-Yang, B He, X Rong, C-H Bei
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment of inactive donors by telephone call and cell phone short message service (SMS), to assess the causes of donor self-deferral and to determine the appropriate sample size for a formal study BACKGROUND: Blood donor retention is essential for sustaining blood safety and sufficiency. METHODS: We conducted a single-centre open-label parallel randomised controlled trial in Guangzhou, China...
June 27, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643867/transfusion-transmitted-cmv-infection%C3%A2-%C3%A2-current-knowledge-and-future-perspectives
#17
REVIEW
M Ziemann, T Thiele
Transmission of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) via transfusion (TT-CMV) may still occur and remains a challenge in the treatment of immunocompromised CMV-seronegative patients, e.g. after stem cell transplantation, and for low birthweight infants. Measures to reduce the risk of TT-CMV have been evaluated in clinical studies, including leucocyte depletion of cellular blood products and/or the selection of CMV-IgG-negative donations. Studies in large blood donor cohorts indicate that donations from newly CMV-IgG-positive donors should bear the highest risk for transmitting CMV infections because they contain the highest levels of CMV-DNA, and early CMV antibodies cannot neutralise CMV...
June 23, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621494/an-analysis-of-blood-donor-deferrals-among-repeat-donors
#18
LETTER
S Kheiri, Z Alibeigi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608636/aetiology-and-outcome-of-massive-transfusion-in-two-large-london-teaching-hospitals-over-a-3-year-period-2012-2014
#19
L Green, J Tan, C Grist, M Kaur, P MacCallum
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine: (i) the incidence of massive transfusion (MT) (defined as transfusion of ≥5 red-blood-cell (RBC) units within 4 h, and/or ≥10 RBC units within 24 h of bleeding) over a 3-year period; (ii) the cause, and mortality rate of patients who received MT (from any cause); and (iii) the risk factors for death. BACKGROUND: MT can occur in different clinical settings, yet little is known about its epidemiology/clinical outcomes...
June 13, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608631/a-descriptive-single-centre-experience-of-the-management-and-outcome-of-maternal-alloantibodies-in-pregnancy
#20
V Chatziantoniou, N Heeney, T Maggs, C Rozette, C Fountain, T Watts, C Harrison, D Pasupathy, S Sankaran, P Kyle, S Robinson
BACKGROUND: Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) occurs when maternal IgG alloantibodies to fetal red blood cell antigens cross the placenta, causing haemolysis in the fetus and/or neonate. After delivery, the main concern is hyperbilirubinaemia, which can cause neurological damage. OBJECTIVES: To summarise our current management and outcome data to inform health-care professionals counselling women whose pregnancies are at risk of HDFN and to compare these data with relevant studies...
June 13, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
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