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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319015/collection-storage-inspection-and-quality-control-of-platelet-concentrates-obtained-by-apheresis-the-situation-in-spain
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Azucena Castrillo, Teresa Jimenez-Marco, José L Arroyo, María L Jurado, Luis Larrea, Rosa M Maymo, Jorge Monge, Carmen Muñoz, Ángel Pajares, Marta Yáñez
BACKGROUND: Diverse variables are involved in apheresis platelet collection, processing and storage. This survey shows how these are realized in Spain. METHOD: An analysis of collected data was performed in a questionnaire completed by ten Transfusion Centers (TC) which perform between 50 and 520 apheresis procedures per month. This information comprises the procedures used to collect, inspect and store apheresis platelet concentrates (PC), and quality control data...
February 22, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259531/plasmapheresis-in-severe-methemoglobinemia-following-occupational-exposure
#2
Wassim Shatila, Amanda Verma, Soheir Adam
Ferrous iron can be converted to ferric iron by oxidative stress which results in the formation of methemoglobin. Consequently, the oxygen dissociation curve is shifted to the left, which leads to tissue hypoxia and ultimately may cause death. Acquired methemoglobinemia can be due to a host of offending agents and chemicals including nitrites, local anesthetics, aniline and antimalarial drugs. There are several approaches to the management of methemoglobinemia. The first step is to stop the offending agent and initiate supportive measures...
February 20, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283300/microangiopathic-hemolytic-anemia-in-pregnancy
#3
Mohammed Salhab, Andrew Hsu, Elizabeth Ryer, Juliet Appiah, Bradley Switzer
Microangipathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) is a serious diagnosis and difficult to manage in pregnant patients as multiple life threatening conditions could present with MAHA. ADAMTS13 enzyme activity can be affected during pregnancy with multiple factors. A persistent extremely low ADAMTS13 enzyme activity levels, without an inhibitor, after the delivery was an important factor to establish the diagnosis. We present a case of likely congenital ADAMST13 deficiency that manifested for the first time in a pregnant woman at week 37 of pregnancy...
February 16, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279593/a-review-of-interfacility-blood-transportation-by-ambulance-to-a-regional-trauma-center
#4
LETTER
Vito Sanci, Yulia Lin, Jeannie Callum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279592/older-red-cell-units-are-associated-with-an-increased-incidence-of-infection-in-chronically-transfused-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease
#5
Matthew S Karafin, Erica Carpenter, Amy Pan, Pippa Simpson, Joshua J Field
BACKGROUND: In adults with sickle cell disease (SCD), the effects of the red cell storage lesion are not well defined. The objectives of this study were to: (1) describe the distribution of storage ages provided to adults with SCD, and (2) evaluate clinical outcomes associated with storage age. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of adults with SCD managed with prophylactic simple transfusion regimens. Units were universally pre-storage leukocyte reduced and CEK-matched...
February 9, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237840/comparison-between-in-vitro-properties-of-washed-platelet-concentrates-suspended-in-m-sol-and-those-in-brs-a-both-of-which-were-prepared-with-an-automated-cell-processor
#6
Akira Iwama, Junichi Hirayama, Masayuki Nogawa, Masayuki Shiba, Masahiro Satake, Shigeru Takamoto, Kenji Tadokoro
BACKGROUND: Washed platelet concentrate (WPC) is prepared manually in general, but automated preparation is desirable to minimize variation in the WPC quality and enhance WPC production. Recently, the software was improved for an automated cell processor (ACP) to control all processes of WPC preparation. M-sol and BRS-A, which are mixtures of medical solutions, are widely used for WPC preparation with a manual method in Japan. In this study, we prepared WPC suspended in M-sol (WPC-M) or BRS-A (WPC-B) with the ACP, and compared their in vitro properties during 7-day storage...
February 9, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223040/red-blood-cell-exchange-as-an-approach-for-treating-a-case-of-severe-tacrolimus-overexposure
#7
Valentina Spallanzani, Lucia Bindi, Irene Bianco, Arianna Precisi, Paolo DeSimone, Alessandro Mazzoni, Gianni Biancofiore
Immunosuppressive medication dosing errors are not unfrequent and may present a number of challenges to transplant clinicians. Tacrolimus (TAC) is a widely used immunosuppressant with a narrow therapeutic index and potential severe side effects, including neurotoxicity and kidney injury. We herein report a case of 60-year-old woman who underwent deceased-donor liver transplantation at our center and due to inadvertent TAC overexposure was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit because of severe neurologic impairment, kidney injury and arterial hypotension...
February 2, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179073/the-impact-of-driverless-cars-on-the-us-blood-supply
#8
LETTER
Eric A Gehrie, Garrett S Booth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185828/the-role-of-molecular-typing-and-perfect-match-transfusion-in-sickle-cell-disease-and-thalassaemia-an-innovative-transfusion-strategy
#9
Rossana Putzulu, Nicola Piccirillo, Nicoletta Orlando, Giuseppina Massini, Maddalena Maresca, Fernando Scavone, Bianca Maria Ricerca, Gina Zini
Chronic red blood cell transfusions remain an essential part of supportive treatment in patients with thalassaemia and sickle cell disease (SCD). Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions expose patients to the risk of developing antibodies: RBC alloimmunization occurs when the immune system meets foreign antigens. We created a register of extensively genotyped donors to achieve a better matched transfusion in order to reduce transfusion alloimmunization. Extended RBC antigen typing was determined and confirmed by molecular biology techniques using Human Erythrocyte Antigen (HEA) BeadChip (BioArray Solutions Ltd...
January 23, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119114/evaluation-of-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-potential-in-acceleration-of-wound-healing-duration-in-patients-underwent-pilonidal-sinus-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-parallel-clinical-trial
#10
Saeed Mohammadi, Shirzad Nasiri, Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi, Ashraf Malek Mohammadi, Mohsen Nikbakht, Mahdi Zahed Panah, Hiva Safar, Shayan Mostafaei, Amir Hossein Norooznezhad, Ahmad Reza Soroosh, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
OBJECTIVES: One of the most important surgical issues applied in the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease is wound healing. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gel on accelerating wound healing in these patients. METHODS: In this randomized, controlled, parallel group clinical trial, 110 patients were randomly allocated into two parallel groups with the same size (controls and treatment arm) after meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria...
January 4, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041822/effect-of-leukapheresis-on-blood-coagulation-in-patients-with-hyperleukocytic-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#11
Andry Van de Louw
INTRODUCTION: Leukapheresis has been proposed to reduce white blood cell (WBC) count in hyperleukocytic acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, no survival benefit has been proven and leukapheresis can potentially affect coagulation and worsen bleeding and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We analyzed the effect of leukapheresis on coagulation tests in a cohort of hyperleukocytic AML patients. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of hyperleukocytic AML patients who underwent leukapheresis between 2003 and 2014...
December 29, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214180/a-successful-experience-of-the-iranian-blood-transfusion-organization-in-improving-accessibility-and-affordability-of-plasma-derived-medicine
#12
REVIEW
Azita Chegini, Seyed Ardeshir Torab, Ali Akbar Pourfatollah
Plasma is the liquid part of blood. It is estimated 21.6 million liters of plasma collect from Whole blood annually. From these plasma, 4.2 million liters transfuse, 8.1 million liters fractionate, 9.3 million liters waste. Nowadays, blood products and PDM (plasma derived medicine) consider as essential medicine in modern health care and transfusion medicine. Iranian blood transfusion organization as a non-profit organization was established in 1974 in order to centralize all blood transfusion activities from donor recruitment to distribution of blood components to hospitals...
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189520/the-use-of-a-medico-economic-database-as-a-part-of-french-apheresis-registry
#13
REVIEW
T Kanouni, P Aubas, F Heshmati
An apheresis registry is a part of each learned apheresis society. The interest in this is obvious, in terms of knowledge of the practice of apheresis, adverse events, and technical issues. However, because of the weight of data entry it could never be exhaustive and some data will be missing. While continuing our registry efforts and our efforts to match with other existing registries, we decided to extend the data collection to a medico-economic database that is available in France, the Programme de Médicalisation du Système d'Information (PMSI) that has covered reimbursement information for each public or private hospital since 2007...
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189519/apropos-the-2016-world-apheresis-association-and-french-society-for-hemapheresis-meeting-special-issue
#14
EDITORIAL
Farhad Heshmati, Olivier Garraud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189518/in-memory-of-jean-jacques-lefr%C3%A3-re-passive-immunotherapy-for-aids
#15
EDITORIAL
Farhad Heshmati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189517/biosketch
#16
EDITORIAL
Farhad Heshmati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188006/changes-in-hemostasis-caused-by-different-replacement-fluids-and-outcome-in-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-pediatric-patients-in-a-retrospective-single-center-study
#17
REVIEW
Volker Witt, Herbert Pichler, Elisabeth Beiglboeck, Friedrich Kursten, Lisa Weidner
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a generally accepted and frequently performed procedure for numerous therapeutic indications in adults. Slowly, TPE is also becoming more and more popular in the treatment of pediatric patients. Although, we know that TPE is safe in pediatric patients, the outcome of children treated with TPE is rarely reported. Furthermore, there are only general recommendations regarding the plasma replacement fluid for children and these are adopted from adults...
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185827/ttp-one-of-the-tma-s-how-to-sort-it-out
#18
REVIEW
Gail Rock, William Clark, Ronan Foley, Susan Huang, Vincent Laroche, John Klassen, Christopher Patriquin, Katrina Pavenski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162978/distribution-of-indications-and-procedures-within-the-framework-of-centers-participating-in-the-waa-apheresis-registry
#19
REVIEW
B Stegmayr, M Mörtzell Henriksson, E Newman, V Witt, K Derfler, G Leitner, S Eloot, A Dhondt, D Deeren, G Rock, J Ptak, M Blaha, M Lanska, Z Gasova, Z Bhuiyan-Ludvikova, R Hrdlickova, W Ramlow, H Prophet, G Liumbruno, E Mori, A Griskevicius, J Audzijoniene, H Vrielink, E Rombout-Sestrienkova, A Aandahl, A Sikole, J Tomaz, K Lalic, I Bojanic, V Strineholm, B Brink, G Berlin, J Dykes, F Toss, T Nilsson, F Knutson, B Ramsauer, A Wahlstrom
The WAA apheresis registry was established in 2003 and an increasing number of centers have since then included their experience and data of their procedures. The registry now contains data of more than 74,000 apheresis procedures in more than 10,000 patients. This report shows that the indications for apheresis procedures are changing towards more oncological diagnoses and stem cell collections from patients and donors and less therapeutic apheresis procedures. In centers that continue to register, the total extent of apheresis procedures and patients treated have expanded during the latest years...
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162977/the-waa-registry-current-status
#20
EDITORIAL
Gail Rock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
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