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Blood trasfusion

Augusto B Federici, Daniela Intini, Antonella Lattuada, Chiara Vanelli, Luisa Arrigoni, Elisabetta Sacchi, Umberto Russo
Bleeding occurs in approximately 10% of patients with cancer: supportive transfusion therapy with Platelets Concentrates (PC), Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) and plasma-derived or recombinant concentrates is often required for the cessation and prevention of the bleeding episodes. The most frequent causes of bleeding in cancer is thrombocytopenia followed by liver insufficiency with or without vitamin K deficiency, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and the inappropriate or excessive use of anticoagulants...
May 2014: Thrombosis Research
C Andreetti, M Ibrahim, A Ciccone, A D'Andrilli, C Poggi, G Maurizi, A Pavan, E A Rendina
Postoperative alveolar fistula (AF) associated with pleural cavity (PC) is a serious complication and a therapeutic challenge in thoracic surgery. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of the use of the autologous platelet gel for the treatment of AF and PC. We treated a patient with post lung resection persistent alveolar fistula using a autologous platelet gel, a cellular compose produces at the Division of Immunohaematoligy and Trasfusion. The platelet gel-PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is a biological material made of autologous platelets, extracted from a small amount of the patient's blood, centrifuged at 1100 g for 9 min...
December 2010: Minerva Chirurgica
M J Simons
In several countries where there is a high prevalence of HBV the risk of PTH has been investigated. One study demonstrated that HBV immunity provided protection against infection following transfusion of HBs Ag-postive blood in that a higher proportion of immune recipients failed to develop, or developed only transitory, HBs antigenemia, Forty (61 per cent) of 66 recipients who received HBs Ag positive (IAHA) units developed hepatitis, which was subclinical in 37 (93 per cent) of the 40. Six recipients of HBs Ag-containing units had HBs Ag in the pre-transfusion serum...
September 1975: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
D Buy-Quang, J P Soulillou, C Fontenaille, J Guimbretière, J Guenel
This analysis involves 93 cases of transplants of non-related cadaver kidneys. The result was better (p = 0.02 at 1 year) in recipients transfused before the graft (73 cases) than in those who had not been trasfused (20 cases). However, this latter group had a shorter average period of haemodialysis (p = 0.05 than the first. The benefits of pre-immunisation appear from 1 to 2 transfusions or 1 pregnancy onwards (p = 0.02 at 1 year). Subjects transfused during the 6 months prior to the transplant had a graft which was functional more often than those who had been more than 6 months before the operation (p = 0...
November 12, 1977: La Nouvelle Presse Médicale
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