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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234191/thromboelastography-for-assessing-the-risk-of-bleeding-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-moving-closer
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Vaibhav Somani, Deepak Amarapurkar, Apurva Shah
Background and aims: Conventional coagulation tests (CCTs) in patients with cirrhosis only assess procoagulant factors and are poor predictors of bleeding risk. In spite of this knowledge, they are routinely used prior to invasive procedures, and attempts are made to correct these abnormalities before invasive procedures. These practices are not supported by the evidence and are harmful to the patients. Methods: This prospective study included 150 patients of cirrhosis undergoing invasive procedures...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227848/development-and-evaluation-of-an-improved-laparoscopic-myomectomy-adopting-intracapsular-rotary-cut-procedures
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Shi-Lin Zhong, Li-Ping Zeng, Huan Li, Rui-Fang Wu
OBJECTIVES: To develop and evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of Intracapsular Rotary-cut Procedure (IRCP) in laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). STUDY DESIGN: It is a retrospective study conducted in Peking University Shenzhen Hospital (PUSH) in Shenzhen, China. A total of 96 patients who were treated with LM because of big and moderate size of myomas in PUSH from January 2013 and December 2015 were enrolled in this study. Among them 35 were managed with IRCP -integrated LM as the study group, while the other 61 were treated with normal LM as the control group...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223725/transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload-a-survey-among-dutch-intensive-care-fellows
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R B Klanderman, I Attaye, J J Bosboom, D P Veelo, B F Geerts, A P J Vlaar
OBJECTIVES: Transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) is a severe pulmonary transfusion reaction and leading cause of transfusion-related morbidity and mortality in Europe. TACO is of particular importance in critically ill patients, since they often receive blood transfusions and have multiple risk factors for TACO. This study investigates transfusion practices in patients at risk of developing TACO, and furthermore knowledge concerning risk factors, diagnoses and treatment strategies among Dutch intensive care unit (ICU) fellows...
December 6, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223684/thromboelastometry-as-guidance-for-blood-management-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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C Sarrais Polo, A Alonso Morenza, J Rey Picazo, L Álvarez Mercadal, R Beltrao Sial, C Aguilar Lloret
OBJECTIVE: Thromboelastometry is a viscoelastometric method for haemostasis testing in a whole blood sample. The aim of this study was to assess the results of using thromboelastometry as guidance for blood management in cardiac surgery, postoperative adverse events and ICU stay. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Analytical and comparative non-randomised quasi-experimental prospective study with a retrospective control group. The inclusion criteria for the 80 patients were: patients undergoing cardiac surgery who had had prior cardiac surgery, endocarditis surgery or aortic arch surgery...
December 6, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216924/dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-complicated-with-acute-liver-failure-a-case-report
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Chamara Dalugama, Indika Bandara Gawarammana
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a common arboviral infection with a clinically diverse spectrum of presentations. Although hepatic dysfunction is commonly identified in patients will dengue illness, acute liver failure is rare. The etiopathogenesis of hepatic dysfunction is multifactorial and related to direct viral invasion of hepatocytes, immunological factors and hypoxia particularly in cases of shock in dengue hemorrhagic fever. Ideal management of dengue-related hepatic dysfunction and acute liver failure is still debated...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210591/duplicate-type-and-screen-testing-waste-in-the-clinical-laboratory
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Margaret L Compton, Penny C Szklarski, Garrett S Booth
CONTEXT: - In the United States, approximately 65 billion dollars is spent per year on clinical laboratory testing, of which 20% to 30% of all testing is deemed inappropriate. There have been multiple studies in the field of transfusion medicine regarding evidence-based transfusion practices, but limited data exist regarding inappropriate pretransfusion testing and its financial and clinical implications. OBJECTIVE: - To assess duplicative testing practices in the transfusion medicine service...
December 6, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209789/-novel-aspects-of-the-guidelines-for-hemotherapy-2017-implications-for-anesthesiology
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REVIEW
I Pekrul, G Wittmann, P Möhnle
Based on the German Transfusion Law, the periodically updated guidelines "Richtlinien zur Gewinnung von Blut und Blutbestandteilen und zur Anwendung von Blutprodukten" ("Hämotherapierichtlinien") are intended to provide the current knowledge and state of the art of blood transfusion practice in Germany. The novel update 2017 contains relevant changes for blood donation, especially the extension of the exclusion period of persons at risk for sexually transmitted HBV, HCV and HIV diseases to 12 months. Moreover, the guidelines provide several changes relevant to blood transfusion practice in anesthesiology, such as: all autologous hemotherapy procedures including normovolemic hemodilution, cell saver, and autologous blood donation and transfusion require formal registration at the regulatory authority...
December 5, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208663/haemodynamic-effects-of-umbilical-cord-milking-in-premature-sheep-during-the-neonatal-transition
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Douglas A Blank, Graeme R Polglase, Martin Kluckow, Andrew William Gill, Kelly J Crossley, Alison Moxham, Karyn Rodgers, Valerie Zahra, Ishmael Inocencio, Fiona Stenning, Domeic A LaRosa, Peter G Davis, Stuart B Hooper
OBJECTIVE: Umbilical cord milking (UCM) at birth may benefit preterm infants, but the physiological effects of UCM are unknown. We compared the physiological effects of two UCM strategies with immediate umbilical cord clamping (UCC) and physiological-based cord clamping (PBCC) in preterm lambs. METHODS: At 126 days' gestational age, fetal lambs were exteriorised, intubated and instrumented to measure umbilical, pulmonary and cerebral blood flows and arterial pressures...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193618/distribution-of-abo-rh-blood-groups-and-their-association-with-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-3-8-million-chinese-adults-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Jue Liu, Shikun Zhang, Min Liu, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Yiping Zhang
ABO and rhesus (Rh) blood groups play a vital role in blood transfusion safety, clinical practice and are thought to be linked with disease susceptibility. The results from previous studies that focused on the association between blood groups and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remain controversial. China has the world's largest burden of HBV infection. We assessed the distribution of ABO/Rh blood groups in Chinese adults and examined the association between these groups and HBV infection. We did a nationwide cross-sectional study using data from a physical check-up program from 31 provinces examined between 2010 and 2012...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193375/national-comparative-audit-of-blood-transfusion-report-on-the-2014-audit-of-patient-information-and-consent
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C Booth, J Grant-Casey, D Lowe, E L Court, S Allard
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess current practices around obtaining consent for blood transfusion and provision of patient information in hospitals across the UK and identify areas for improvement. BACKGROUND: Recommendations from the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) (2011) state that valid consent should be obtained for blood transfusion and documented in clinical records. A standardised source of information should be available to patients...
November 28, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193130/evaluation-of-a-lateral-flow-based-technology-card-for-blood-typing-using-a-simplified-protocol-in-a-model-of-extreme-blood-sampling-conditions
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Benoît Clavier, Thomas Pouget, Anne Sailliol
BACKGROUND: Life-threatening situations requiring blood transfusion under extreme conditions or in remote and austere locations, such as the battlefield or in traffic accidents, would benefit from reliable blood typing practices that are easily understood by a nonscientist or nonlaboratory technician and provide quick results. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A simplified protocol was developed for the lateral flow-based device MDmulticard ABO-D-Rh subgroups-K. Its performance was compared to a reference method (PK7300, Beckman Coulter) in native blood samples from donors...
November 29, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193128/pathogen-reduction-and-blood-transfusion-safety-in-africa-strengths-limitations-and-challenges-of-implementation-in-low-resource-settings
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REVIEW
A D Ware, C Jacquot, A A R Tobian, E A Gehrie, P M Ness, E M Bloch
Transfusion-transmitted infection risk remains an enduring challenge to blood safety in Africa. A high background incidence and prevalence of the major transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs), dependence on high-risk donors to meet demand, suboptimal testing and quality assurance collectively contribute to the increased risk. With few exceptions, donor testing is confined to serological evaluation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV) and syphilis. Barriers to implementation of broader molecular methods include cost, limited infrastructure and lack of technical expertise...
November 30, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193118/in-premature-infants-there-is-no-decrease-in-24-hour-posttransfusion-allogeneic-red-blood-cell-recovery-after-42-days-of-storage
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Demet Nalbant, José A Cancelas, Donald M Mock, Svetlana V Kyosseva, Robert L Schmidt, Gretchen A Cress, M Bridget Zimmerman, Ronald G Strauss, John A Widness
BACKGROUND: Critically ill preterm very-low-birthweight (VLBW) neonates (birthweight ≤ 1.5 kg) frequently develop anemia that is treated with red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. Although RBCs transfused to adults demonstrate progressive decreases in posttransfusion 24-hour RBC recovery (PTR24 ) during storage-to a mean of approximately 85% of the Food and Drug Administration-allowed 42-day storage-limited data in infants indicate no decrease in PTR24 with storage. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We hypothesized that PTR24 of allogeneic RBCs transfused to anemic VLBW newborns: 1) will be greater than PTR24 of autologous RBCs transfused into healthy adults and 2) will not decrease with increasing storage duration...
November 29, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184457/evaluation-of-eu-legislation-on-blood-a-bioethical-point-of-view
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EDITORIAL
Carlo Petrini
A review of the European Union (EU) regulations concerning blood, tissues, and cells of human origin is under way in the EU. From the ethical point of view, the non-remuneration of donations and the ban on deriving gain from human biological materials are of particular significance. While the basic ethical principles involved in the procurement, preservation, and use of these materials are the same, their practical application should be adapted to the specific context of each material. In the case of donation and use of blood, in particular, the issue of legitimate reimbursements to donors and for transfusion centers has to be managed in accordance with the principle of non-commercialization...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182495/platelet-transfusion-for-patients-with-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Charles A Schiffer, Kari Bohlke, Meghan Delaney, Heather Hume, Anthony J Magdalinski, Jeffrey J McCullough, James L Omel, John M Rainey, Paolo Rebulla, Scott D Rowley, Michael B Troner, Kenneth C Anderson
Purpose To provide evidence-based guidance on the use of platelet transfusion in people with cancer. This guideline updates and replaces the previous ASCO platelet transfusion guideline published initially in 2001. Methods ASCO convened an Expert Panel and conducted a systematic review of the medical literature published from September 1, 2014, through October 26, 2016. This review builds on two 2015 systematic reviews that were conducted by the AABB and the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182492/platelet-transfusion-for-patients-with-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update-summary
#16
Charles A Schiffer, Kari Bohlke, Kenneth C Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181454/effectiveness-of-laboratory-practices-to-reducing-patient-misidentification-due-to-specimen-labeling-errors-at-the-time-of-specimen-collection-in-healthcare-settings-lmbp%C3%A2-systematic-review
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Paramjit Sandhu, Kakali Bandyopadhyay, Dennis J Ernst, William Hunt, Thomas H Taylor, Rebecca Birch, John Krolak, Sharon Geaghan
Background: Specimen labeling errors have long plagued the laboratory industry putting patients at risk of transfusion-related death, medication errors, misdiagnosis, and patient mismanagement. Many interventions have been implemented and deemed to be effective in reducing sample error rates. The objective of this review was to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of laboratory practices/ interventions to develop evidence based recommendations for the best laboratory practices to reduce labeling errors...
September 2017: Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177107/treatment-of-morbidly-adherent-placentation-utilizing-a-standardized-multidisciplinary-approach-in-the-community-hospital-private-practice-setting
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Mahsa Mansouri, Kim DeStefano, Brian Monks, Jasbir Singh, Mollie McDonnold, Jamison Morgan, Richard Hale, Jasvant Adusumalli, Amanda Horton, Sina Haeri
Objective  Morbidly adherent placentation is associated with increased maternal morbidity and mortality. Recently, there has been mounting evidence supporting the benefits of a standardized multidisciplinary approach at tertiary teaching hospitals. Our objective was to estimate the impact of the implementation of a similar program at a high-volume private community hospital. Study Design  In this retrospective cohort study, we evaluated maternal outcomes in all cases of histopathologically confirmed morbidly adherent placentation since the initiation of our multidisciplinary program (2012-2016)...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171131/cpap-by-helmet-for-treatment-of-acute-respiratory-failure-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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F Chiusolo, V Fanelli, M L Ciofi Degli Atti, G Conti, F Tortora, R Pariante, L Ravà, C Grimaldi, J de Ville de Goyet, S Picardo
ARF after pediatric liver transplantation accounts for high rate of morbidity and mortality associated with this procedure. The role of CPAP in postoperative period is still unknown. The aim of the study was to describe current practice and risk factors associated with the application of helmet CPAP. In this retrospective observational cohort study, 119 recipients were divided into two groups based on indication to CPAP after extubation. Perioperative variables were studied, and determinants of CPAP application were analyzed in a multivariate logistic model...
November 24, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169901/-transfusion-practices-in-elderly-patients-a-descriptive-study-about-241%C3%A2-patients-at-the-university-hospital-of-brest
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C Le Niger, N Magne Tagne, A Gentric
Red blood cell transfusion is commonly required for elderly patients with little specific guidelines for this population. We wished to study the transfusion practices for patients aged≥75 years transfused with red blood cells in all units of our institution. The aim of this work is to describe this population of patients and to compare the transfusion practices to the HAS and ANSM guidelines published in 2014. METHODS: An observational study was performed including patients≥75 years, transfused with red blood cells between 27th January to 27th March 2014...
November 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
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