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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438657/the-thiol-of-human-serum-albumin-acidity-microenvironment-and-mechanistic-insights-on-its-oxidation-to-sulfenic-acid
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Jenner Bonanata, Lucía Turell, Laura Antmann, Gerardo Ferrer-Sueta, Santiago Botasini, Eduardo Méndez, Beatriz Alvarez, E Laura Coitiño
Human serum albumin (HSA) has a single reduced cysteine residue, Cys34, whose acidity has been controversial. Three experimental approaches (pH-dependence of reactivity towards hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet titration and infrared spectroscopy) are used to determine that the pKa value in delipidated HSA is 8.1 ± 0.2 at 37°C and 0.1M ionic strength. Molecular dynamics simulations of HSA in the sub-microsecond timescale show that while sulfur exposure to solvent is limited and fluctuating in the thiol form, it increases in the thiolate, stabilized by a persistent hydrogen-bond (HB) network involving Tyr84 and bridging waters to Asp38 and Gln33 backbone...
April 21, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429311/improving-animal-welfare-using-continuous-nalbuphine-infusion-in-a-long-term-rat-model-of-sepsis
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Victor Jeger, Mattia Arrigo, Florian F Hildenbrand, Daniel Müller, Paulin Jirkof, Till Hauffe, Burkhardt Seifert, Margarete Arras, Donat R Spahn, Dominique Bettex, Alain Rudiger
BACKGROUND: Sepsis research relies on animal models to investigate the mechanisms of the dysregulated host response to infection. Animal welfare concerns request the use of potent analgesics for the Refinement of existing sepsis models, according to the 3Rs principle. Nevertheless, adequate analgesia is often missing, partly because the effects of analgesics in this particular condition are unknown. We evaluated the use of nalbuphine, an opioid with kappa agonistic and mu antagonistic effects, in rats with and without experimental sepsis...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429125/low-plasma-homoarginine-concentration-is-associated-with-high-rates-of-all-cause-mortality-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#3
Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Isidor Minović, Erik Hanff, Anne-Roos S Frenay, Martin H de Borst, Martin Feelisch, Harry van Goor, Stephan J L Bakker, Dimitrios Tsikas
In renal transplant recipients (RTR), we recently found that low urinary excretion of homoarginine (hArg) is associated with mortality and graft failure. However, it is not known whether such prospective associations also hold true for plasma concentrations of hArg. In the present study, we therefore determined plasma concentrations of hArg in the same cohort, i.e. in 687 RTR (functioning graft ≥1 year), and in 140 healthy donors, before and after kidney donation. Plasma hArg concentrations were significantly lower in RTR compared to healthy controls [1...
April 20, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377078/pathogen-safety-and-characterisation-of-a-highly-purified-human-alpha1-proteinase-inhibitor-preparation
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Scott Kee, David Weber, Birgit Popp, Thomas Nowak, Wolfram Schäfer, Albrecht Gröner, Nathan J Roth
Alpha1-proteinase inhibitor (A1PI) deficiency is a genetic condition predisposing to emphysema. Respreeza/Zemaira, a therapeutic preparation of A1PI, is prepared from human plasma. This article describes the purity and stability of Respreeza/Zemaira and the capacity of virus and prion reduction steps incorporated into its manufacturing process. Purity and stability of Respreeza/Zemaira were analysed using established methods. To test pathogen clearance capacity, high levels of test viruses/prions were spiked into aliquots of production intermediates and clearance studies were performed for selected manufacturing steps, under production and robustness conditions, using validated scale-down models...
April 1, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370032/infectivity-of-blood-products-containing-cytomegalovirus-dna-results-of-a-lookback-study-in-nonimmunocompromised-patients
#5
Malte Ziemann, David Juhl, Christian Brockmann, Siegfried Görg, Holger Hennig
BACKGROUND: DNA of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is frequently detected in plasma of donors with primary CMV infection. It is unknown, however, whether leukoreduced blood products from these donors contain sufficient amounts of infectious virus to cause transfusion-transmitted CMV infections (TT-CMV). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: During a 14-year period, CMV DNA-positive donations were identified as part of several previously published studies. Additionally, further donors with seroconversion were tested for CMV DNA...
March 28, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336244/-commitment-in-plasmapheresis-donation-a-study-of-determinants-among-regular-donors-in-plasmapheresis
#6
S Delépine-Farvacques, Florence Terrade, B Danic, J-P Lebaudy
The purpose of this study, based on the Theory of planned behavior, is to identify and ultimately better understand what determines the fidelity and the regularity of donors committed in plasmapheresis donation. This qualitative study is a primary stage to establish a classification of donors in a French socio-cultural context. For this reason, we have carried out a survey among 16 regular plasmapheresis donors, by way of semi-structured individual interviews at the Établissement français du sang - Brittany...
March 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333830/minimal-variation-in-anti-a-and-b-titers-among-healthy-volunteers-over-time-implications-for-the-use-of-out-of-group-blood-components
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Ulrik Sprogøe, Mark Yazer, Mads Hvidkjær Rasmussen, Berit Antonsen, Claus Bistrup, Kristian Assing
BACKGROUND: Using potentially out-of-group blood components, like low titer A plasma and O whole blood, in the resuscitation of trauma patients is becoming increasingly popular. However, very little is known whether the donors' anti-A and/or -B titers change over time and whether repeated titer measurements on the same donor are required to ensure that each donation produces a low titer product. METHODS: The anti-A and/or -B titers were measured on 56 healthy adult volunteers (47 blood donors; 9 blood center personnel) every three months for 12 consecutive months using an automated solid phase analyzer...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329934/-hiv-infection-and-associated-factors-in-hiv-antibody-positive-clients-of-female-sex-workers-recently-reported-in-shaanxi-province
#8
T Hu, W H Chang, M Y Zhang
Objective: To investigate the current status of HIV infection and the related factors in HIV antibody positive clients of female sex workers (FSWs) recently reported in Shaanxi province. Methods: The HIV/AIDS cases newly diagnosed in males living in Shaanxi from January 1th of 2013 to June 30th of 2014 were selected and those infected through " commercial heterosexual behavior" were identified. The information about their demographic characteristics, previous unprotected heterosexual sex and the sample sources were collected, and serum or plasma samples were collected from them and tested with BED-CEIA...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321111/relationships-between-clinical-self-reported-and-donation-specific-outcomes-a-prospective-follow-up-study-10-years-after-kidney-donation
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Käthe B Meyer, Anders Hartmann, Geir Mjøen, Marit H Andersen
BACKGROUND Long-term consequences of donor nephrectomy might be reduced kidney function, increased risk for cardiovascular disease, impaired quality of life, and fatigue. Few studies have investigated associations between clinical and self-reported outcomes in a long-term perspective. Thus, we aimed to investigate relationships between clinical, self-reported, and donation-specific outcomes in a nationwide cohort. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a prospective follow-up study and assessed pre- and post-donation data from 202 donors who donated in 2001-2004...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316438/factors-affecting-the-quality-of-cryoprecipitate
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Rajeswari Subramaniyan, Neelam Marwaha, Ashish Jain, Jasmina Ahluwalia
BACKGROUND: Many variables affect the quality of cryoprecipitate (CRYO). We investigated the effect of freezing techniques and ABO blood groups on the quality of CRYO with respect to factor VIII: C and fibrinogen levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-six whole blood units each collected from in-house (Group I) and blood donation camps outside the hospital premises (Group II) were processed for CRYO preparation. Within each group, half the number of plasma units was frozen using blast freezer and another half using the conventional freezer...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260446/kinetic-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimation-compared-with-other-formulas-for-evaluating-acute-kidney-injury-stage-early-after-kidney-donation
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Reza Hekmat, Hamid Eshraghi, Maryam Esmailpour, Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani
OBJECTIVES: Kinetic glomerular filtration rate estimation may have more power and versatility than the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease or Cockcroft-Gault formula for evaluating kidney function when plasma creatinine fluctuates rapidly. After kidney donation, glomerular filtration rate rapidly fluctuates in otherwise healthy patients. We compared 3 formulas for estimating glomerular filtration rate: kinetic, Modification of Diet in Renal Disease, and Cockcroft-Gault, for determining stages of acute kidney injury early after kidney donation...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257281/zika-virus-infection-and-prolonged-viremia-in-whole-blood-specimens
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Jean Michel Mansuy, Catherine Mengelle, Christophe Pasquier, Sabine Chapuy-Regaud, Pierre Delobel, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Jacques Izopet
We tested whole-blood and plasma samples from immunocompetent patients who had had benign Zika virus infections and found that Zika virus RNA persisted in whole blood substantially longer than in plasma. This finding may have implications for diagnosis of acute symptomatic and asymptomatic infections and for testing of blood donations.
May 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248208/extracorporeal-liver-support-systems-in-paediatric-liver-failure
#13
Vandana Jain, Anil Dhawan
Extracorporeal liver support systems (ELSS), encompassing artificial and bio-artificial devices, have been used for decades, with the aim of supporting patients with acute liver failure (ALF) and acute-on chronic liver failure (AoCLF), as a bridge to recovery (ALF only) or liver transplantation (LT), in an era of organ donation shortage. Although biochemical efficacy has been consistently demonstrated by these devices, translation into clinical and survival benefits has been unclear, due to study limitations and lack of reliable prognostic scoring in liver failure...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244955/plasma-soluble-cd163-is-associated-with-postmortem-brain-pathology-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Alex K Bryant, David J Moore, Tricia H Burdo, Jessica R Lakritz, Ben Gouaux, Virawudh Soontornniyomkij, Cristian L Achim, Eliezer Masliah, Igor Grant, Andrew J Levine, Ronald J Ellis
OBJECTIVE: Higher plasma soluble cluster of differentiation (CD)163 (sCD163), shed by monocytes and macrophages, correlates with neurocognitive impairment in HIV infection. We hypothesized that higher antemortem plasma or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sCD163 would be associated with greater postmortem neurodegeneration and/or microgliosis. DESIGN: Retrospective, postmortem observational study. METHODS: We measured sCD163 levels in antemortem plasma (n = 54) and CSF (n = 32) samples from 74 HIV-seropositive participants (median 5 months before death) who donated their brains to research at autopsy...
April 24, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244600/a-mathematical-model-for-estimating-residual-transmission-risk-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-with-different-blood-safety-scenarios
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Jos Weusten, Harry van Drimmelen, Marion Vermeulen, Nico Lelie
BACKGROUND: If anti-hepatitis B core antibody testing is not mandated blood donors with occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) may transmit hepatitis B virus (HBV) to a recipient in spite of the use of nucleic acid amplification technology (NAT) or pathogen inactivation (PI). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We developed a model to estimate OBI transmission risk based on three components: the probability distribution of the viral load (VL) in a randomly selected OBI donor, the probability that a given VL remains undetected, and the probability that this VL causes infection in the recipient...
March 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236560/the-dynamics-of-contract-plasma-fractionation
#16
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Albert Farrugia, Daniela Scaramuccia
Plasma Derived Medicinal Products (PMDPs) are an essential component of the modern therapeutic armamentarium. They are differentiated from most other medicines in several ways, particularly the unique nature of the raw material used for their manufacture. Human plasma has been fractionated to PDMPs for the past 75 years, and the economics of manufacturing requires currently that as many products are harvested from each litre as is feasible and reflective of clinical needs. PDMPs may be purchased on the open market from the various commercial and not-for-profit (NFP) manufacturers...
March 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229475/first-cases-of-zika-virus-infected-us-blood-donors-outside-states-with-areas-of-active-transmission
#17
Phillip C Williamson, Jeffrey M Linnen, Debra A Kessler, Beth H Shaz, Hany Kamel, Ralph R Vassallo, Valerie Winkelman, Kui Gao, Rainer Ziermann, Juscilene Menezes, Stephen Thomas, Jerry A Holmberg, Sonia Bakkour, Mars Stone, Kai Lu, Graham Simmons, Michael P Busch
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) is transmitted by Aedes mosquitos and can result in severe congenital and adult neurologic abnormalities. ZIKV has rapidly spread northward through Central America and the Caribbean and autochthonous cases have been identified in the continental United States. High rates of ZIKA RNA positivity were detected in blood donors during previous epidemics. ZIKV transmission by transfused blood from healthy donor components has been a growing concern. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Individual-donation aliquots of plasma from volunteer blood donors were tested individually with an investigational Procleix ZIKV assay...
March 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214180/a-successful-experience-of-the-iranian-blood-transfusion-organization-in-improving-accessibility-and-affordability-of-plasma-derived-medicine
#18
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/28210651/analysis-of-platelet-rich-plasma-extraction-variations-in-platelet-and-blood-components-between-4-common-commercial-kits
#19
Jane Fitzpatrick, Max K Bulsara, Paul Robert McCrory, Martin D Richardson, Ming Hao Zheng
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been extensively used as a treatment in tissue healing in tendinopathy, muscle injury, and osteoarthritis. However, there is variation in methods of extraction, and this produces different types of PRP. PURPOSE: To determine the composition of PRP obtained from 4 commercial separation kits, which would allow assessment of current classification systems used in cross-study comparisons. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194857/hepatitis-e-risks-pigs-or-blood-that-is-the-question
#20
Richard S Tedder, Samreen Ijaz, Alan Kitchen, Ines Ushiro-Lumb, Kate I Tettmar, Patricia Hewitt, Nick Andrews
BACKGROUND: Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) Genotype 3 is recognized as a food-borne zoonosis in developed countries where it usually causes a mild self-limited acute hepatitis. It may cause a persistent infection in the immunosuppressed human that can progress to cirrhosis. To protect the patient from transfusion-acquired HEV infection, steps have been taken in the United Kingdom to provide for at-risk patients only components from donors screened for HEV viremia. This strategy does not protect from dietary exposure and calls into question estimation of relative risk between blood transfusion and diet...
February 2017: Transfusion
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