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Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563685/a-curious-case-of-thick-white-slick-in-a-blood-bag
#1
Anju Dubey, Atul Sonker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563684/detection-of-antibodies-to-co-trimoxazole-preservative-drug-interfering-with-routine-red-cell-antibody-screening
#2
Deepti Sachan, S Aswin Kumar
Drug-dependent antibodies can rarely cause interference in pretransfusion antibody screening. The diluents for commercial reagent red blood cells contain different antibiotics, such as chloramphenicol, neomycin sulfate, and gentamycin as a preservative. The presence of antibodies to a given drug in patient may lead to positive results when performing antibody identification. We present a rare case of detection of anti-co-trimoxazole antibody during routine antibody screening in a female patient undergoing neurosurgery...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563683/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-an-infant-with-multiple-triggers
#3
Sataroopa Mishra, Amitabh Singh, Lavleen Singh, Anirban Mandal, Rahul Jain
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a disorder of immune dysregulation secondary to a massive unregulated cytokine storm and its downstream consequences. HLH is being increasingly recognized as a cause of pyrexia of unknown origin, unexplained cytopenias, and hepatic dysfunction. However, this potentially treatable condition is often missed due to lack of suspicion, variable, and nonspecific presentations, inability to fulfil all the diagnostic criteria and availability of diagnostic tests in resource limited settings...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563682/anti-kp-a-alloantibody-development-of-a-rare-alloantibody-in-a-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-patient-of-indian-origin
#4
Sadhana Mangwana, Vivek Gangwar
The Kell blood group system is complex, contains many antigens, highly immunogenic, and potent in triggering immune reactions. Antibodies to Kell blood group system are the most common immune red cell antibodies, following ABO and Rh. However, among the anti-Kell antibodies; anti-Kpa is extremely rare. We report an interesting case of Anti-Kpa in a 59-year-old female patient of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, post radiotherapy, who first developed warm autoantibody and later developed anti-Kpa alloantibody on multiple transfusions...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563681/jehovah-s-witness-and-consent-for-blood-transfusion-in-a-child-the-indian-scenario
#5
K G Gopakumar, T Priyakumari, Manjusha Nair, P Kusumakumary
In India, the clinical guidelines and laws governing consent for blood transfusion in a minor are meager and vague. In an elective situation, whether the parents can make a decision for the child on his/her behalf or whether the doctor has the right to make the decision in the best interests of the child is not clear. We present the case scenario of a child belonging to Jehovah's Witness denomination diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma. His parents were in a dilemma whether to opt for blood transfusion or not. In the absence of laws and guidelines in this context, and considering the complications that he developed during the treatment period, it was very challenging for us to manage the situation both medically and medico-legally...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563680/a-rare-case-of-hemolytic-disease-of-newborn-due-to-weak-d-d-unknown-antigen-in-child
#6
Nirav Ramesh Dava, Alok Upadhyaya, Neha Agarwal, Amarjeet Mehta, Vijaypal Choudhary, Gourav Goyal
We are reporting a rare case of hemolytic disease of newborn with weak D antigen in child. A 3rd order male child of G3 P3 A0 mother was admitted at 8th h of life with jaundice. Blood group of both mother and child were A Rh D negative. Baby's direct coombs test was positive. Weak D antigen was positive in baby. Hematological parameters showed all the signs of ongoing hemolysis, and the bilirubin level was in the zone of exchange transfusion. Exchange transfusion was done. An intravenous immunoglobulin was given to child after that...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563679/relationship-between-t2-magnetic-resonance-imaging-derived-liver-and-heart-iron-content-and-serum-ferritin-levels-in-transfusion-dependent-thalassemic-children
#7
Kiran Suthar, Vishnu Kumar Goyal, Pramod Sharma, Bindu Deopa, Pradeep Singh Rathore, Rama Krishan Bishnoi
CONTEXT: T2* magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being increasingly used for the assessment of organ iron content in thalassemics, but cost is a major prohibitive factor for repeated measurements. If serum ferritin correlates well with the T2* MRI liver and heart, it will be economical and more simple tool to assess organ iron deposition. AIMS: The aim of this study was to find out the relationship between serum ferritin level and T2* MRI-derived liver and heart iron content in transfusion-dependent thalassemic children...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563678/heterogeneity-of-o-blood-group-in-india-peeping-through-the-window-of-molecular-biology
#8
Harita Gogri, Sabita Ray, Snehal Agrawal, S Aruna, Kanjaksha Ghosh, Ajit Gorakshakar
BACKGROUND: Molecular genotyping of ABO blood group system has identified more than 60 "O" group alleles based on the single-nucleotide polymorphisms present in the ABO gene. Heterogeneity of O group alleles has been observed in various countries from South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. India is a vast country with more than 1300 million population which is divided into various ethnic and tribal groups. However, very little is known about the heterogeneity of O alleles in Indians...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563677/effect-of-plasma-component-transfusion-on-conventional-coagulation-screening-tests
#9
Manish Raturi, Shamee Shastry, Mohandoss Murugesan, Poornima B Baliga, Kalyana Chakravarthy
BACKGROUND: Conventional coagulation screening tests such as Prothrombin time, International normalized ratio (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time are often used to predict bleeding in various clinical situations. We aimed to observe the effect of Fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) on these parameters. Methods: Patients' demographics, pre- and post-transfusion coagulation parameters were noted to assess the level of correction. The magnitude of improvement in INR was determined using the formula given by Holland and Brooks...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563676/an-approach-to-incompatible-cross-matched-red-cells-our-experience-in-a-major-regional-blood-transfusion-center-at-kolkata-eastern-india
#10
Prasun Bhattacharya, Eeshita Samanta, Nowroz Afroza, Archana Naik, Rathindranath Biswas
INTRODUCTION: With the increased utilization of immunohematology (IH) analyzers in the transfusion medicine, type, and screen policy is the method of choice. Still, the importance of routine crossmatching could not be overruled. Here, we tried to understand the clinical conditions and safety of red cell transfusion and their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted by IH laboratory, Medical College Kolkata, Blood Bank from October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563675/identification-of-iron-status-of-blood-donors-by-using-low-hemoglobin-density-and-microcytic-anemia-factor
#11
Ashutosh Singh, Rajendra Chaudhary, Hem C Pandey, Atul Sonker
BACKGROUND: Two new parameters low hemoglobin density (LHD) and microcytic anemia factor (Maf) have been used by Beckman-Coulter LH series analyzers as an easy screening tool for the early detection of iron deficiency. The main objective of this study was to assess if LHD and Maf could be used for assessment of iron status in blood donors and also to establish a cut-off for these two parameters at which a tentative iron deficiency could be reported conclusively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LHD% and Maf could be calculated by knowing mean cell hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, Hb, and mean cellular volume and we used SPSS in calculating LHD and Maf from these parameters...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563674/advantages-of-type-and-screen-policy-perspective-from-a-developing-country
#12
Geet Aggarwal, Aseem K Tiwari, Dinesh Arora, Ravi C Dara, Devi P Acharya, Gunjan Bhardwaj, Jyoti Sharma
INTRODUCTION: The authors' center recently changed their pretransfusion testing protocol from "conventional" type and screen (TS) with anti-human globulin (AHG) crossmatch (Policy A) to TS with immediate-spin (IS) crossmatch (Policy B). Red blood cell (RBC) units were issued after compatible IS crossmatch as and when required instead of AHG crossmatch. This study was conducted to compare the effects of change of policy from A to B over 1-year period on crossmatch-to-transfusion (C/T) ratio, RBC issue turnaround time (TAT), outdating of RBC, man-hours consumption, and monetary savings...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563673/transfusion-support-in-preterm-neonates-1500-g-and-or-32-weeks-in-a-tertiary-care-center-a-descriptive-study
#13
R A Shanmugha Priya, R Krishnamoorthy, Vinod Kumar Panicker, Binu Ninan
BACKGROUND: Lack of recent studies focusing on indications, pattern, and benefits of transfusions in low birth weight (B.Wt) and low gestational age (GA) preterm neonates prompted us to undertake this study. AIM: To estimate the transfusion requirements and outcomes in preterm neonates <1500 g and/or <32 weeks. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study conducted over a period of 2 years in a tertiary care center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted with 101 preterm neonates <1500 g and/or <32 weeks who received blood transfusions in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563672/assessment-of-bedside-transfusion-practices-at-a-tertiary-care-center-a-step-closer-to-controlling-the-chaos
#14
Dheeraj Khetan, Rahul Katharia, Hem Chandra Pandey, Rajendra Chaudhary, Rajesh Harsvardhan, Hemchandra Pandey, Atul Sonkar
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion chain can be divided into three phases: preanalytical (patient bedside), analytical (steps done at transfusion services), and postanalytical (bedside). Majority (~70%) of events due to blood transfusion have been attributed to errors in bedside blood administration practices. Survey of bedside transfusion practices (pre-analytical and post analytical phase) was done to assess awareness and compliance to guidelines regarding requisition and administration of blood components...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563671/human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-a-survey-on-the-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-among-medical-professionals-at-a-tertiary-health-care-institution-in-uttarakhand-india
#15
Ananya Doda, Gita Negi, Dushyant Singh Gaur, Meena Harsh
INTRODUCTION: Health-care professionals are trained health-care providers who occupy a potential vanguard position in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention programs and the management of AIDS patients. This study was performed to assess HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) and perceptions among health-care professionals at a tertiary health-care institution in Uttarakhand, India, and to identify the target group where more education on HIV is needed...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563670/prevalence-of-irregular-red-cell-antibody-in-healthy-blood-donors-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-north-india
#16
Raj Nath Makroo, Saroj Rajput, Soma Agarwal, Mohit Chowdhry, Bindu Prakash, Prashant Karna
BACKGROUND: Alloantibodies may be detected in blood donors who have either been transfused previously or female donors with previous obstetric events. These antibodies can occasionally cause severe transfusion reaction, if a large amount of plasma or whole blood is transfused, as in massive transfusions and pediatric patients. AIMS: The present study aims to assess the prevalence of red cell antibodies in healthy blood donors at a tertiary care hospital-based blood bank in India...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563669/first-indian-initiative-for-preparation-of-low-titer-group-o-single-donor-platelets-with-platelet-additive-solution
#17
Puneet Jain, Anita Tendulkar, Abhaykumar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend ABO-identical platelet (PLT) transfusions. Hemolytic reactions after a minor ABO-incompatible PLT transfusion have escalated due to single-donor platelets (SDP) containing ABO-incompatible plasma. Avoiding such events by examining titers or performing plasma reduction is cumbersome. The introduction of platelet additive solutions (PAS) has enabled to reduce these reactions by avoiding passive transfer of isoagglutinin. Our aim was to study antibody titers (anti-A, anti-B) in "O" SDP by adding PAS at source and the quality parameters with reference to viability, morphology, and metabolism...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563668/unconjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-in-a-blood-donor-chance-finding-due-to-unusual-plasma-discoloration
#18
Ashish Jain, Dheeraj Khetan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563667/haemovigilance-programme-of-india-analysis-of-transfusion-reactions-reported-from-january-2013-to-april-2016-and-key-recommendations-for-blood-safety
#19
Akanksha Bisht, Neelam Marwaha, Ravneet Kaur, Debasish Gupta, Surinder Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970700/use-of-smartphone-technology-for-managing-workload-in-transfusion-transmissible-infection-nucleic-acid-testing-laboratory-for-platelet-concentrate-inventory-management-resulting-in-timely-issue-of-platelets-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center
#20
Rekha Hans, Suresh Sharma, Neelam Marwaha, Suchet Sachdev, Hari Krishan Dhawan, Ashish Jain, Ratti Ram Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
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