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Transfusion and Apheresis Science

Garrett S Booth, Mary S Johnson
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October 6, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Yoshihiro Ohara, Hitoshi Ohto, Tetsunori Tasaki, Hideki Sano, Kazuhiro Mochizuki, Mitsuko Akaihata, Shogo Kobayashi, Tomoko Waragai, Masaki Ito, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Kenneth E Nollet, Kazuhiko Ikeda, Chitose Ogawa, Takahiro Kanno, Yayoi Shikama, Atsushi Kikuta
BACKGROUND: Pediatric apheresis for peripheral blood stem cell transplantation should be carried out with due concern for low corporeal blood volume and vulnerability to hypocalcemia-related complications, hypovolemic shock, and hypervolemic cardiac overload. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated a total of 267 apheresis procedures from 1990 to 2013 on 93 children between 0 and 10 years old, including 89 patients and 4 healthy donors, with body weights of 6...
September 30, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Fusun Gediz, Bahriye Kadriye Payzin, Sertac Ecemis, Naile Güler, Asu Fergun Yilmaz, Fusun Topcugil, Afig Berdeli
INTRODUCTION: Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a thrombotic microangiopathy, which develops as a result of defective activity of the alternative complement pathway and excessive complement activation due to genetic or acquired factors. No satisfactory responses were obtained by plasmapheresis, corticosteroids and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfusion. However, promising results are obtained in recent years by eculuzimab treatment, which inhibits C5 activation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety and effect of eculizumab on quality of life of adult aHUS patients followed in our center...
September 30, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Juan Manuel Bello-López, Facundo Hernández-Rodríguez, Julieta Rojo-Medina
INTRODUCTION: γ-radiation is a method that was originally designed for inactivation of T lymphocytes in blood and blood components in order to prevent transfusion associated-graft versus host disease (TA-GVHD). Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecium and Staphylococcus epidermidis strains are important pathogens in blood banks since they have been related to post-transfusional sepsis. This study was conducted to demonstrate that γ-radiation is effective in reducing the viability of bacteria in platelet concentrates (PC)...
September 29, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Daniel W Abbott, Kenneth D Friedman, Matthew S Karafin
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia that requires emergent treatment with plasma exchange and is one of the most important conditions for which apheresis service professionals are consulted. Careful interpretation of initial laboratory values and the peripheral blood smear is a critical first step to determining the need for plasma exchange because other conditions can show deceptively similar red cell morphology, and ADAMTS13 levels are often not rapidly available...
September 28, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Ibrahim Eker, Soner Yilmaz, Rıza Aytac Cetinkaya, Aytekin Unlu, Aysel Pekel, Cengizhan Acikel, Sebahattin Yilmaz, Orhan Gursel, İsmail Yaşar Avci
BACKGROUND: Platelet suspensions (PSs) are stored at room temperature. However, recent reports show that PSs stored at 4 °C possess superior hemostatic properties. We compared the viabilities and thrombin generation capacities of PSs stored either at 4 °C or 22 °C hours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty units of apheresis derived platelets (ADPs) from 20 male donors and 20 units of random platelet suspensions (RPSs) from another 20 male donors were obtained...
September 28, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Mehmet Bosnak, Seher Erdogan, E Habibe Aktekin, Ali Bay
We report two children who were diagnosed as having primary hemophagocytic syndrome and who successfully underwent therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). The first patient was a 6-month-old girl diagnosed with HLH who was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit. The patient's clinical condition worsened on the 9th day of the HLH-2004 treatment protocol. Her ferritin level was found 50.000 ng/mL, and TPE was performed for 9 sessions, after which her clinical condition and laboratory findings improved. The patient is still on the HLH-2004 protocol and waits for a suitable stem cell transplantation donor...
September 28, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
R N Makroo, Soma Agrawal, Mohit Chowdhry, Brinda Kakkar, Uday K Thakur
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation is one of the solid organs most commonly being transplanted across the world. The indications, affordability and accessibility have grown manifold. To increase the donor pool, inclusion of ABO incompatible liver donors is being considered. To enhance the graft functioning and survival, immunoadsorption apheresis to reduce the ABO hemagglutination titres are on the rise. CASE REPORT: We report three cases ABO incompatible liver transplantation with immunoadsorption protocol...
September 28, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Shinji Oikawa, Masayoshi Minegishi, Kimika Endo, Wataru Kawashima, Satoshi Kosunago, Hiroyuki Murokawa, Ko Suzuki, Hiroshi Shimizu
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September 28, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Felix Sellberg, Erik Berglund, Martin Ronaghi, Gabriel Strandberg, Helena Löf, Pehr Sommar, Norbert Lubenow, Folke Knutson, David Berglund
BACKGROUND: Platelet lysate is a readily available source of growth factors, and other mediators, which has been used in a variety of clinical applications. However, the product remains poorly standardized and the present investigation evaluates the composition of platelet lysate obtained from either fresh or stored pathogen-inactivated platelet units. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Platelet pooled units (n = 10) were obtained from healthy blood donors and tested according to standard procedures...
September 28, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Zhi-Ping Guo, Tao Wang, Lan-Ping Xu, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Yu Wang, Xiao-Jun Huang, Ying-Jun Chang
BACKGROUND: A second allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation and donor lymphocyte infusion using cells from the same donor is a therapeutic option in the case of stem-cell graft failure or disease relapse, but little is known about the factors associated with the CD34(+) cell yields from second donations. METHODS: One-hundred healthy donors who underwent a second mobilization treatment and peripheral blood stem-cell (PBSC) collection were studied. For both mobilization processes, 5 µg of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor per kg per day was administered...
August 26, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Anca M Panaitescu, Razvan Stoia, Anca M Ciobanu, Mihaela Demetrian, Gheorghe Peltecu
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare but potentially fatal condition. In women with a previous history of TTP there is increased risk of recurrence during pregnancy and the puerperium. There is some evidence that the risk of relapse during pregnancy is increased if the interval between the event and conception is short. We present a case in which pregnancy was achieved a few days after full recovery from an acute episode of severe acquired TTP (ADAMTS13 activity <0.1%) which was successfully treated with four courses of plasma exchange...
August 11, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Joana Maira Valentini Zacarias, Ieda Bernadete Volkweis Langer, Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer, Ana Maria Sell
The aim of this study was to assess the distribution of alleles and genotypes of the blood group systems Rh, Kell, Duffy, Kidd, and Diego in 251 regular blood donors registered in the hemotherapy unit of the Southwestern region of Paraná, Southern Brazil. The frequencies were obtained by direct counting on a spreadsheet program and statistical analyses were conducted in order to compare them with other Brazilian populations using chi-squared with Yates correction on OpenEpi software. The frequencies of RHD* negative, RHCE*c/c and RHCE*e/e were higher than expected for the Caucasian population...
August 5, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Hitoshi Ohto
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October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Yoshihiro Fujimori, Yoshihiro Bouike, Kenneth Nollet, Hitoshi Miki
On January 17, 1995, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred in southern Hyogo Prefecture, a substantially urban area of Japan's main island, Honshu. Now known as the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, this disaster damaged or destroyed 639 686 houses and took 6434 lives. Within the disaster area, the Japanese Red Cross (JRC) Hyogo Blood Center had regional responsibilities for collecting, testing, processing, storing, and distributing blood components, including red blood cells (RBCs), fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and platelet concentrates (PLTs)...
October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Jean Amiral, Claire Dunois, Cédric Amiral, Jerard Seghatchian
In the past decade Direct Oral Anti-Coagulants (DOACs), targeting Thrombin or Factor Xa, have enormously facilitated the daily treatment of all relevant patients, including those requiring lifelong therapy. These DOACs have considerable advantages over the use of oral Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) treatments, in view of having little interferences with food and other medications and also not requiring adjustment for age, gender or weight, with some well-defined exceptions. In this current What's Happening Section we focus on measurements of DiXaIs in plasma using anti-Xa assays, with the objective of providing a tribute to Professor Michel Meyer Samama, who was not only a real leader in this field but, in the past, both authors benefited from his wisdom, as a teacher who dedicated his scientific and professional life (among many other interests in hemostasis, thrombosis and fibrinolysis) to develop and promote methods and strategies for laboratory monitoring of anticoagulants...
October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Manita Rajkarnikar
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October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Olivier Garraud
This essay introduces a new series of papers to appear in Transfusion and Apheresis Sciences, to follow up clinical trials in the field of hemotherapy and transfusion medicine. This first paper stresses the weakness of such trials but also how difficult it is or may be to initiate clinical trials in this specialty.
October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Hasan Abbas Zaheer, Usman Waheed
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October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Chih-Chun Chang, Hui-Jung Lin, Jen-Tang Sun, Pei-Yu Li, Tai-Chen Lee, Ming-Jang Su, Tzung-Hai Yen, Fang-Yeh Chu
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence has shown that ambient exposure to PM2.5, especially in the haze weather, increased the risk of various diseases. However, the association of air pollution status with blood transfusion utilization and the prevalence and severity of adverse transfusion reactions remain to be clarified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of monthly transfusion usage of blood components, adverse transfusion reactions, as well as PM2.5 and PM10 levels from 2013 to 2015 were obtained...
October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
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