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Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686155/paediatric-venous-thromboembolism-a-report-from-the-italian-registry-of-thrombosis-in-children-riti
#1
Paola Giordano, Massimo Grassi, Paola Saracco, Angelo C Molinari, Chiara Gentilomo, Agnese Suppiej, Giuseppe Indolfi, Donatella Lasagni, Matteo Luciani, Fiammetta Piersigilli, Maria C Putti, Lidia L Rota, Stefano Sartori, Paolo Simioni
BACKGROUND: The Italian Registry of Thrombosis in Children (RITI) was established by a multidisciplinary team with the aims of improving knowledge about neonatal and paediatric thrombotic events in Italy and providing a preliminary source of data for the future development of specific clinical trials and diagnostic-therapeutic protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed the subset of RITI data concerning paediatric systemic venous thromboembolic events that occurred between January 2007 and June 2013...
June 30, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911369/9-th-bic-international-conference-rome-italy-15-17-september-2017
#2
Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Flora Peyvandi, Augusto B Federici, Nicola Ciavarella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880842/current-misconceptions-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-iron-deficiency
#3
REVIEW
Manuel Muñoz, Susana Gómez-Ramírez, Martin Besser, José Pavía, Fernando Gomollón, Giancarlo M Liumbruno, Sunil Bhandari, Mercé Cladellas, Aryeh Shander, Michael Auerbach
The prevention and treatment of iron deficiency is a major public health goal. Challenges in the treatment of iron deficiency include finding and addressing the underlying cause and the selection of an iron replacement product which meets the needs of the patient. However, there are a number of non-evidence-based misconceptions regarding the diagnosis and management of iron deficiency, with or without anaemia, as well as inconsistency of terminology and lack of clear guidance on clinical pathways. In particular, the pathogenesis of iron deficiency is still frequently not addressed and iron not replaced, with indiscriminate red cell transfusion used as a default therapy...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880841/iron-replacement-therapy-entering-the-new-era-without-misconceptions-but-more-research-is-needed
#4
EDITORIAL
Domenico Girelli, Giacomo Marchi, Fabiana Busti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686157/the-role-of-recombinant-activated-factor-vii-in-the-haematological-management-of-elective-orthopaedic-surgery-in-haemophilia-a-patients-with-inhibitors
#5
REVIEW
Giancarlo Castaman
The clinical profile and expectations of haemophilic patients with inhibitors have changed over the last three decades, mainly because of the prolongation of life-expectancy, often resulting in an increase of the orthopaedic burden. Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) is the most frequently used bypassing agent in haemophilia patients with inhibitors during elective orthopaedic surgery. For nearly 30 years, rFVIIa has been successfully used to control haemostasis in several major and minor surgical procedures...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686152/washing-in-hypotonic-saline-reduces-the-fraction-of-irreversibly-damaged-cells-in-stored-blood-a-proof-of-concept-study
#6
Hui Xia, Grishma Khanal, Briony C Strachan, Eszter Vörös, Nathaniel Z Piety, Sean C Gifford, Sergey S Shevkoplyas
BACKGROUND: During hypothermic storage, a substantial fraction of red blood cells (RBCs) transforms from flexible discocytes to rigid sphero-echinocytes and spherocytes. Infusion of these irreversibly-damaged cells into the recipient during transfusion serves no therapeutic purpose and may contribute to adverse outcomes in some patients. In this proof-of-concept study we describe the use of hypotonic washing for selective removal of the irreversibly-damaged cells from stored blood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stored RBCs were mixed with saline of various concentrations to identify optimal concentration for inducing osmotic swelling and selective bursting of spherical cells (sphero-echinocytes, spherocytes), while minimising indiscriminate lysis of other RBCs...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686151/individual-contextual-and-network-characteristics-of-blood-donors-and-non-donors-a-systematic-review-of-recent-literature
#7
REVIEW
Tjeerd W Piersma, René Bekkers, Elisabeth F Klinkenberg, Wim L A M De Kort, Eva-Maria Merz
BACKGROUND: The ageing population and recent migration flows may negatively affect the blood supply in the long term, increasing the importance of targeted recruitment and retention strategies to address donors. This review sought to identify individual, network and contextual characteristics related to blood donor status and behaviour, to systematically discuss differences between study results, and to identify possible factors to target in recruitment and retention efforts. METHODS: The systematic review was conducted in accordance with a predefined PROSPERO protocol (CRD42016039591)...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488968/prevention-of-red-cell-storage-lesion-a-comparison-of-five-different-additive-solutions
#8
Johan W Lagerberg, Herbert Korsten, Pieter F Van Der Meer, Dirk De Korte
BACKGROUND: In Europe, red cell concentrates (RCC) are usually stored in SAGM (saline-adenine-glucose-mannitol). During storage, in vitro red cell quality declines, including lowered energy status and increased cell lysis. Recently, several additive solutions (ASs), designed to diminish the decline in in vitro quality during storage, have been developed. These new solutions have mainly been developed to better maintain red blood cell (RBC) 2,3-biphosphoglycerate (2,3 BPG) levels and energy status during storage...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488959/temperature-dependent-haemolytic-propensity-of-cpda-1-stored-red-blood-cells-vs-whole-blood-red-cell-fragility-as-donor-signature-on-blood-units
#9
Vassilis L Tzounakas, Alkmini T Anastasiadi, Dimitrios G Karadimas, Redisa A Zeqo, Hara T Georgatzakou, Olga D Pappa, Olga A Papatzitze, Konstantinos E Stamoulis, Issidora S Papassideri, Marianna H Antonelou, Anastasios G Kriebardis
BACKGROUND: To preserve cellular integrity and avoid bacterial growth, storage and transfer of blood and blood products follow strict guidelines in terms of temperature control. We evaluated the impact of ineligible warming of whole blood donations on the quality of blood components. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One-hundred and twenty units of whole blood (WB) from eligible blood donors were collected in CPDA-1 and stored at 4±2 °C. During shipment to the blood processing centre, a gradual warming up to 17 °C was recorded within a period of less than eight hours...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151394/a-fast-track-anaemia-clinic-in-the-emergency-department-cost-analysis-of-intravenous-iron-administration-for-treating-iron-deficiency-anaemia
#10
Manuel Quintana-Díaz, Raúl Muñoz-Romo, Susana Gómez-Ramírez, José Pavía, Alberto M Borobia, José A García-Erce, Manuel Muñoz
BACKGROUND: A fast-track anaemia clinic (FTAC) for the management of moderate-to-severe iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) was established in our Emergency Department in 2010. In this FTAC, the replacement of packed red cell transfusion by ferric carboxymaltose administration was proven to be safe and effective. The aim of this study was a cost-analysis of IDA management in the FTAC, comparing this management with the previous standard care pathway consisting of packed red cell transfusion, if needed, and referral to outpatient specialised care...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723451/platelet-haemostatic-properties-in-%C3%AE-thalassaemia-the-effect-of-blood-transfusion
#11
Alice Trinchero, Marina Marchetti, Cinzia Giaccherini, Carmen J Tartari, Laura Russo, Anna Falanga
BACKGROUND: Patients with thalassaemia may have thromboembolic events and, even without thrombosis, they have a subclinical hypercoagulable state. In this setting, several coagulation laboratory abnormalities have been described, but thus far no studies have explored the contribution of platelet adhesive and procoagulant properties to blood clotting activation. In this study, we dissected the platelet procoagulant effect and influence of blood transfusions on haemostasis and platelet function in thalassaemic patients...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27483481/the-relative-efficacy-of-three-interventions-to-favour-return-to-give-blood
#12
Geneviève Myhal, Gaston Godin, Sophie Dubuc
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to test the relative efficacy of action planning and reward distribution to promote retention of whole blood donors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of 7,399 donors was randomised to one of three interventions: "action planning" (n=2,585); "reward" (n=2,397); and "thank you" (n=2,417). Participants in the action planning condition were invited to write the date of their next donation on a post-it note before taking it home at the end of the donation process...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27416581/two-novel-itga2b-mutations-in-a-glanzmann-thrombasthaenia-family-associated-with-different-platelet-phenotypic-expression
#13
LETTER
Viviana Daidone, Loredana Bury, Marta Milan, Eva Galletta, Paolo Gresele, Alessandra Casonato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27416579/blood-donors-physical-characteristics-are-associated-with-pre-and-post-donation-symptoms-donor-insight
#14
Katja Van Den Hurk, Karlijn Peffer, Karin Habets, Femke Atsma, Pieternel C M Pasker-de Jong, Paulus A H Van Noord, Ingrid J T Veldhuizen, Wim L A M De Kort
BACKGROUND: Observational data suggest that some donors might benefit from donating while others may be harmed. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and potential, routinely measured, determinants of pre- and post-donation symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In Donor InSight, questionnaire data from 23,064 whole blood donors (53% female) were linked to routinely measured data on donors' physical characteristics (haemoglobin, blood pressure, body mass index and estimated blood volume) from the Dutch donor database...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27416573/impact-of-azacitidine-on-red-blood-cell-alloimmunisation-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#15
Sebastián Ortiz, Maria T Orero, Karla Javier, Carolina Villegas, Irene Luna, Pedro Pérez, Mónica Roig, María López, Sofía Costa, Félix Carbonell, Rosa Collado, David Ivars, Mariano Linares
BACKGROUND: The incidence of alloimmunisation in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) during the era of supportive treatment ranges from 9 to 56%. However, it is unknown if the widespread use of hypomethylating agents has changed the risk of immunisation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of azacitidine (AZA) therapy on red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunisation in transfused patients with MDS, myelodysplastic syndromes/myeloproliferative syndromes (MDS/MPS) and secondary acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)...
September 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665269/improving-the-safety-of-whole-blood-derived-transfusion-products-with-a-riboflavin-based-pathogen-reduction-technology
#16
REVIEW
Susan Yonemura, Suzann Doane, Shawn Keil, Raymond Goodrich, Heather Pidcoke, Marcia Cardoso
Worldwide safety of blood has been positively impacted by technological, economic and social improvements; nevertheless, growing socio-political changes of contemporary society together with environmental changes challenge the practice of blood transfusion with a continuous source of unforeseeable threats with the emergence and re-emergence of blood-borne pathogens. Pathogen reduction (PR) is a proactive strategy to mitigate the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections. PR technologies for the treatment of single plasma units and platelet concentrates are commercially available and have been successfully implemented in more than 2 dozen countries worldwide...
July 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661856/the-use-of-fibrinogen-concentrate-for-the-management-of-trauma-related-bleeding-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Carlo Mengoli, Massimo Franchini, Giuseppe Marano, Simonetta Pupella, Stefania Vaglio, Marco Marietta, Giancarlo M Liumbruno
Haemorrhage following injury is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The role of fibrinogen concentrate in trauma-induced coagulopathy has been the object of intense research in the last 10 years and has been systematically analysed in this review. A systematic search of the literature identified six retrospective studies and one prospective one, involving 1,650 trauma patients. There were no randomised trials. Meta-analysis showed that fibrinogen concentrate has no effect on overall mortality (risk ratio: 1...
July 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661855/red-blood-cell-transfusion-policy-a-critical-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Massimo Franchini, Giuseppe Marano, Carlo Mengoli, Simonetta Pupella, Stefania Vaglio, Manuel Muñoz, Giancarlo M Liumbruno
The issue of the most appropriate red blood cell transfusion policy has been addressed by a number of randomised controlled trials, conducted over the last decades, comparing the effects on patients' outcome of restrictive blood transfusion strategies (transfusing when the haemoglobin concentration is less than 7 g/dL to 8 g/dL) vs more liberal ones (transfusing when the haemoglobin concentration is less than 9 g/dL to 10 g/dL) in a variety of clinical settings. In parallel, various systematic reviews and meta-analyses have tried to perform pooled analyses of the data from these randomised controlled trials and their results have been utilised by scientific societies to provide recommendations and guidelines on red blood cell transfusion thresholds...
July 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488975/the-italian-regulatory-guidelines-for-the-implementation-of-patient-blood-management
#19
Stefania Vaglio, Sara Gentili, Giuseppe Marano, Simonetta Pupella, Daniela Rafanelli, Gianni Biancofiore, Paola Antonioli, Claudio Velati, Giancarlo M Liumbruno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488973/a-pathogen-reduction-clinical-trial-in-retrospect
#20
Paolo Rebulla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
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