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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346441/a-portable-system-for-processing-donated-whole-blood-into-high-quality-components-without-centrifugation
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Sean C Gifford, Briony C Strachan, Hui Xia, Eszter Vörös, Kian Torabian, Taylor A Tomasino, Gary D Griffin, Benjamin Lichtiger, Fleur M Aung, Sergey S Shevkoplyas
BACKGROUND: The use of centrifugation-based approaches for processing donated blood into components is routine in the industrialized world, as disparate storage conditions require the rapid separation of 'whole blood' into distinct red blood cell (RBC), platelet, and plasma products. However, the logistical complications and potential cellular damage associated with centrifugation/apheresis manufacturing of blood products are well documented. The objective of this study was to evaluate a proof-of-concept system for whole blood processing, which does not employ electromechanical parts, is easily portable, and can be operated immediately after donation with minimal human labor...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344708/treatment-of-combined-traumatic-brain-injury-and-hemorrhagic-shock-with-fractionated-blood-products-versus-fresh-whole-blood-in-a-rat-model
#2
Akiva Leibowitz, Evgeni Brotfain, Leonid Koyfman, Moti Klein, Shmuel Hess, Alexander Zlotnik, Matthew Boyko
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of combined traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock, poses a particular challenge due to the possible conflicting consequences. While restoring diminished volume is the treatment goal for hypovolemia, maintaining adequate cerebral perfusion pressure and avoidance of secondary damage remains a treatment goal for the injured brain. Various treatment modalities have been proposed, but the optimal resuscitation fluid and goals have not yet been clearly defined...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319374/sensitive-and-specific-assessment-of-recombinant-von-willebrand-factor-in-platelet-function-analyzer
#3
Isabell Pekrul, Thorsten Kragh, Peter L Turecek, Aaron R Novack, Helmut W Ott, Michael Spannagl
BACKGROUND: Recombinant von Willebrand factor (rVWF), which was licensed in the United States in 2015, has the multimeric distribution of freshly secreted VWF with ultralarge (UL) and high molecular weight multimers (HMWM) from endothelial cells and megakaryocytes since it has never been exposed to ADAMTS13 or any other proteolytic enzyme. Measurement of closure time (CT) using the platelet function analyzer-200 (PFA-200) is highly sensitive to the presence of UL VWF multimers in added VWF concentrates...
January 10, 2018: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297831/whole-blood-transfusions-to-treat-severe-anemia-in-seven-cownose-rays-rhinoptera-bonasus-and-one-short-tail-stingray-dasyatis-brevicaudata
#4
Alexa J McDermott Delaune, Cara L Field, Tonya M Clauss
Blood transfusions can provide life-saving treatment to severely anemic animals. Due to limited availability and the difficulty of storing whole blood and blood products, such as fresh frozen plasma and packed red blood cells, exotic animals often receive fresh whole blood transfusions. Little is known about elasmobranch blood types and transfusions. Conspecific cross-matches within several different elasmobranch species were negative, indicating that in an emergency situation a single whole blood transfusion may be possible without causing a transfusion reaction...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275011/red-blood-cells-the-primary-reservoir-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-in-whole-blood
#5
Elisabeth Karsten, Cameron J Hill, Benjamin R Herbert
Red blood cells are widely accepted to be inert carriers of oxygen and haemoglobin, but there is growing evidence that they play a much more critical role in immune function. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a key cytokine in disease with additional oxido-reductase activity, which aids in managing oxidative stress. Although two studies have reported the presence of MIF in red blood cells, no study has quantified the levels of this protein. In this study, freshly isolated plasma, platelets, leukocytes, and red blood cells from healthy individuals were collected and the concentration of MIF was determined using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay...
December 21, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248738/identification-of-immature-stages-of-phlebotomine-sand-flies-using-maldi-tof-ms-and-mapping-of-mass-spectra-during-sand-fly-life-cycle
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Petr Halada, Kristyna Hlavackova, Vit Dvorak, Petr Volf
The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for the species identification of sand flies at different developmental stages and map changes in their protein profiles during the course of whole life cycle. Specimens of six different species from laboratory colonies at larval and pupal stages were examined using MALDI-TOF MS. The protein profiles of larvae were stable from the L2 to L4 developmental stages and clearly distinguishable at the species level...
December 14, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248221/method-comparison-and-validation-of-a-prototype-device-for-measurement-of-ionized-calcium-concentrations-cow-side-against-a-point-of-care-instrument-and-a-benchtop-blood-gas-analyzer-reference-method
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R C Neves, T Stokol, K D Bach, J A A McArt
The objective of this study was to assess an optimized ion-selective electrode Ca-module prototype as a potential cow-side device for ionized Ca (iCa) measurements in bovine blood. A linearity experiment showed no deviation from linearity over a range of iCa concentrations compared with a commercial point-of-care (POC) device commonly used in the field (POCVS; VetScan i-STAT, Abaxis North America, Union City, CA) and a laboratory gold standard benchtop blood-gas analyzer [reference analyzer (RA); ABL-800 FLEX, Radiometer Medical, Copenhagen, Denmark]...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239484/inactivation-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-in-human-plasma-using-amotosalen-and-ultraviolet-a-light
#8
Salwa I Hindawi, Anwar M Hashem, Ghazi A Damanhouri, Sherif A El-Kafrawy, Ahmed M Tolah, Ahmed M Hassan, Esam I Azhar
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a novel zoonotic pathogen. Although the potential for MERS-CoV transmission through blood transfusion is not clear, MERS-CoV was recognized as a pathogen of concern for the safety of the blood supply especially after its detection in whole blood, serum, and plasma of infected individuals. Here we investigated the efficacy of amotosalen and ultraviolet A light (UVA) to inactivate MERS-CoV in fresh-frozen plasma (FFP)...
December 14, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237049/the-comet-assay-in-human-biomonitoring-cryopreservation-of-whole-blood-and-comparison-with-isolated-mononuclear-cells
#9
Gudrun Koppen, Sofie De Prins, An Jacobs, Vera Nelen, Greet Schoeters, Sabine A S Langie
The comet assay is often applied in human biomonitoring. Most of the time the assay is performed with isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). However, using whole blood instead of isolated cells reduces processing time, and only 20 µl is sufficient for analysis. In this study, a cryopreservation protocol for human whole blood for application in the comet assay was optimised by removing excess plasma before adding freezing medium. Cryopreservation of whole blood samples (n = 30) did not increase the detected level of strand breaks and formamidopyrimidine DNA glycosylase (FPG)-sensitive sites...
December 9, 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224892/how-glucose-glutamine-and-fatty-acid-metabolism-shape-blood-and-lymph-vessel-development
#10
REVIEW
Laure-Anne Teuwen, Vincent Geldhof, Peter Carmeliet
Recently, endothelial cell metabolism has emerged as an essential driver and regulator of both blood and lymph vessel development. Evidence rapidly builds that metabolism is not only necessary for endothelial cell function, but moreover controls several aspects of the (lymph)-angiogenic process. So far, the best-characterized metabolic pathways to have an impact on angiogenesis are glycolysis, fatty acid oxidation and glutamine metabolism. Glycolysis regulates tip cell behavior by providing ATP, fatty acid oxidation controls stalk cell proliferation by producing nucleotide biomass, and glutamine metabolism is critical for tip and stalk cell dynamics by supporting Krebs cycle anaplerosis, protein production and redox homeostasis, and links to asparagine metabolism...
December 7, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223684/thromboelastometry-as-guidance-for-blood-management-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
#11
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/29208320/efficacy-of-a-massive-transfusion-protocol-for-hemorrhagic-trauma-resuscitation
#12
George Lim, Katrina Harper-Kirksey, Ram Parekh, Alex F Manini
OBJECTIVES: New paradigm shifts in trauma resuscitation recommend that early reconstitution of whole blood ratios with massive transfusion protocols (MTP) may be associated with improved survival. We performed a preliminary study on the efficacy of MTP at an urban, Level 1 trauma center and its impact on resuscitation goals. METHODS: A case-control study was performed on consecutive critically-ill trauma patients over the course of 1 year. The trauma captain designated patients as either MTP activation (cases) or routine care without MTP (controls) in matched, non-randomized fashion...
November 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204988/effects-of-dietary-fresh-fermented-soybean-meal-on-growth-performance-ammonia-and-particulate-matter-emissions-and-nitrogen-excretion-in-nursery-piglets
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Sai-Sai Cheng, Yuan Li, Shi-Jie Geng, Luan-Sha Hu, Xiong-Feng Fu, Xin-Yan Han
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of fresh fermented soybean meal (FSM) on the growth performance of nursery piglets, nitrogen excretion in feces, and the concentrations of ammonia (NH3) and particulate matter (PM) in the piggery. A total of 472 nursery piglets (Landrace×Yorkshire, (16.3±0.36) kg body weight) were randomly allocated into two treatments with 236 pigs in each treatment. The pigs were fed the basal diet without fresh FSM (control) or diet containing 10% (100 g/kg) fresh FSM (FSM group), and the crude protein content of the two groups was consistent...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193101/case-series-supporting-heme-detoxification-via-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-acute-multiorgan-failure-syndrome-resistant-to-red-blood-cell-exchange-in-sickle-cell-disease
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James E Louie, Caitlin J Anderson, Katayoun Fayaz M Fomani, Alonye Henry, Trevor Killeen, Narla Mohandas, Karina Yazdanbakhsh, John D Belcher, Gregory M Vercellotti, Patricia A Shi
BACKGROUND: Depletion of haptoglobin (Hp) and hemopexin (Hx) with increase in free hemoglobin and heme are important etiologies of vaso-occlusive complications in sickle cell disease (SCD). This study is the first to show an association between clinical improvement in SCD and repletion of Hp and Hx by therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) using plasma replacement. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirteen fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) units derived from consecutive whole blood donations were thawed at 37°C after 10 months of storage; Hp and Hx concentrations immediately postthaw and after 5 days of refrigerated storage were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
November 27, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174965/il-6-release-of-rv0183-antigen-stimulated-whole-blood-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-active-tuberculosis-patients
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Yongliang Liu, Xiaofei Li, Wei Liu, Yang Liu, Zhouyue Zhong, Lili Wang, ShengXiang Ge, Jun Zhang, Ningshao Xia
OBJECTIVE: New tests for diagnosing active tuberculosis (aTB) are urgently needed, and TB antigen-specific cell-mediated immunity can be expected to develop new testing methods of aTB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rv0183 protein, the only monoglyceride lipase identified in mycobacteria, was used to stimulate freshly heparin-treated whole blood. The Rv0183-specific cytokines/chemokines response associated with aTB was screened firstly with 4 aTB patients and 4 LTBIs, and further evaluated in 192 suspected aTB patients and 372 healthy individuals...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170510/whole-blood-stabilization-for-the-microfluidic-isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-circulating-tumor-cells
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Keith H K Wong, Shannon N Tessier, David T Miyamoto, Kathleen L Miller, Lauren D Bookstaver, Thomas R Carey, Cleo J Stannard, Vishal Thapar, Eric C Tai, Kevin D Vo, Erin S Emmons, Haley M Pleskow, Rebecca D Sandlin, Lecia V Sequist, David T Ting, Daniel A Haber, Shyamala Maheswaran, Shannon L Stott, Mehmet Toner
Precise rare-cell technologies require the blood to be processed immediately or be stabilized with fixatives. Such restrictions limit the translation of circulating tumor cell (CTC)-based liquid biopsy assays that provide accurate molecular data in guiding clinical decisions. Here we describe a method to preserve whole blood in its minimally altered state by combining hypothermic preservation with targeted strategies that counter cooling-induced platelet activation. Using this method, whole blood preserved for up to 72 h can be readily processed for microfluidic sorting without compromising CTC yield and viability...
November 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168170/platelets-derived-from-fresh-and-cold-stored-whole-blood-participate-in-clot-formation-in-rats-with-acute-traumatic-coagulopathy
#17
Xiaowu Wu, Daniel N Darlington, Robbie K Montgomery, Bin Liu, Jeffrey D Keesee, Michael R Scherer, Avi Benov, Jacob Chen, Andrew P Cap
The in vitro haemostatic functions of fresh whole blood (FWB) are well preserved after cold storage. This study aimed to determine whether platelets derived from FWB and stored whole blood (SWB) contribute to clot formation in tissue injury after transfusion into coagulopathic rats with polytrauma/haemorrhage (T/H). The rats were resuscitated 1 h after trauma with FWB or SWB collected from green fluorescence protein (GFP) transgenic rats. After transfusion, a liver incision was made and the tissue was collected 10 min after injury to identify GFP(+) platelets by immunohistochemistry...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155852/the-role-of-adenosine-diphosphate-mediated-platelet-responsiveness-for-the-stability-of-platelet-integrity-in-citrated-whole-blood-under-ex-vivo-conditions
#18
Juergen Koessler, Michaela Schwarz, Katja Weber, Julia Etzel, Angela Koessler, Markus Boeck, Anna Kobsar
BACKGROUND: Platelets are important for effective hemostasis and considered to be involved in pathophysiological processes, e.g. in cardiovascular diseases. Platelets provided for research or for therapeutic use are frequently separated from citrated whole blood (WB) stored for different periods of time. Although functionally intact platelets are required, the stability of platelet integrity, e.g. adenosine diphosphate (ADP) mediated responsiveness, has never been thoroughly investigated in citrated WB under ex vivo conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134279/dietary-k-and-cl-independently-regulate-basolateral-conductance-in-principal-and-intercalated-cells-of-the-collecting-duct
#19
Viktor N Tomilin, Oleg Zaika, Arohan R Subramanya, Oleh Pochynyuk
The renal collecting duct contains two distinct cell types, principal and intercalated cells, expressing potassium Kir4.1/5.1 (KCNJ10/16) and chloride ClC-K2 (ClC-Kb in humans) channels on their basolateral membrane, respectively. Both channels are thought to play important roles in controlling systemic water-electrolyte balance and blood pressure. However, little is known about mechanisms regulating activity of Kir4.1/5.1 and ClC-K2/b. Here, we employed patch clamp analysis at the single channel and whole cell levels in freshly isolated mouse collecting ducts to investigate regulation of Kir4...
November 13, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126301/coagulation-testing-in-the-core-laboratory
#20
William E Winter, Sherri D Flax, Neil S Harris
Primary hemostasis begins with endothelial injury. VWF, produced by endothelial cells, binds to platelets and links them to subendothelial collagen. Platelet-derived ADP and thromboxane activate non-adhered platelets via their GPIIb/IIIa receptors, allowing these platelets to participate in platelet aggregation. Secondary hemostasis is initiated with the binding of factor VII to extravascular tissue factor (TF). Factors II, VII, IX and X are vitamin K-dependent factors. The role of vitamin K is to assist in the addition of gamma carboxylate groups to glutamic acids in the "GLA" domains of these factors...
November 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
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