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Fresh frozen plasma transfusion

Satoko Noguchi, Junichi Saito, Tomoyuki Kudo, Eiji Hashiba, Kazuyoshi Hirota
Background: We have reviewed four cases of Kawasaki disease treated with plasma exchange with 5% albumin in electrolyte-balanced solution, according to the recommended guidelines for Kawasaki disease in the intensive care unit, as their responses to intravenous immunoglobulin therapy were poor. Case presentation: The four cases were aged between 5 months and 3 years and weighted between 6.4 and 15.6 kg. The plasma levels of C-reactive protein were significantly decreased after plasma exchange ( p  < 0...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Massimo Franchini, Carlo Mengoli, Mario Cruciani, Marco Marietta, Giuseppe Marano, Stefania Vaglio, Simonetta Pupella, Eva Veropalumbo, Francesca Masiello, Giancarlo M Liumbruno
BACKGROUND: Thrombelastography (TEG) and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) are viscoelastic haemostatic assays (VHA) which exploit the elastic properties of clotting blood. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the usefulness of these tests in bleeding patients outside the cardiac surgical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE and SCOPUS. We also searched clinical trial registries for ongoing and unpublished studies, and checked reference lists to identify additional studies...
February 26, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
Hellen McKinnon Edwards
This thesis is comprised of three studies focusing on severe postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). PPH is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Risk factors include retained placenta, prolonged duration of the third stage of labour, previous caesarean section, and operative vaginal delivery. Occurrence and development of PPH are, however, unpredictable and can sometimes give rise to massive haemorrhage or even hysterectomy and maternal death. Severe haemorrhage can lead to coagulopathy causing further haemorrhage and requiring substitution with blood transfusions...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Ehsan Akbari, Saeed Safari, Hamidreza Hatamabadi
INTRODUCTION: The debate on replacing coagulation factors and its effect on the final outcome of the patients with acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) in need of transfusion is still ongoing. Therefore, the present study is designed with the aim of comparing the outcome of patients with acute traumatic coagulopathies receiving fibrinogen and fresh frozen plasma (FFP). METHODS: In this quasi-experimental randomized controlled study, patients with severe blunt trauma (ISS>16) and in need of packed cells transfusion were divided into 3 groups of receiving fibrinogen, receiving FFP, and control, and their final outcome was compared...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Holzer, Sébastient Déglise, Pierluigi Ballabeni, Jean-Marc Corpataux, François Saucy
INTRODUCTION: Mortality with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs) is 80% overall, 50% when operated, and 100% when not operated. Distinguishing in an emergency patients who should be operated versus being offered palliative treatment is difficult. We sought to identify key factors to consider in this decision making. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2014, we selected all consecutive patients with rAAA treated by open or endovascular procedures in a tertiary hospital for inclusion in this retrospective, single-center study...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Tomaz Crochemore, Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Marcus D Lance, Cristina Solomon, Ary Serpa Neto, João Carlos de Campos Guerra, Priscila Scolmeister Lellis, Livia Muller Bernz, Natalia Nunes, Cassio Massashi Mancio, Ana Paula Hitomi Yokoyama, Eliézer Silva
BACKGROUND: Transfusion therapy is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and costs. Conventional coagulation tests (CCT) are weak bleeding predictors, poorly reflecting coagulation in vivo. Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) provides early identification of coagulation disorders and can guide transfusion therapy by goals, reducing blood components transfusion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe coagulation profile of critically ill patients using ROTEM and evaluate the association between CCT and thromboelastometry...
2018: PloS One
Vassilis L Tzounakas, Federica Gevi, Hara T Georgatzakou, Lello Zolla, Issidora S Papassideri, Anastasios G Kriebardis, Sara Rinalducci, Marianna H Antonelou
Objective: Transfusion of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) helps in maintaining the coagulation parameters in patients with acquired multiple coagulation factor deficiencies and severe bleeding. However, along with coagulation factors and procoagulant extracellular vesicles (EVs), numerous bioactive and probably donor-related factors (metabolites, oxidized components, etc.) are also carried to the recipient. The X-linked glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD- ), the most common human enzyme genetic defect, mainly affects males...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
Priyadharshanan Ariyaratnam, Lindsay A Mclean, Alexander Cale, Mubarak A Chaudhry, Ajith Vijayan, Neil Richards, Martin A Jarvis, Yama Haqzad, Dumbor Ngaage, Michael E Cowen, Mahmoud Loubani
OBJECTIVES: Conventional cardiopulmonary bypass is the most commonly used means of artificial circulation in cardiac surgery. However, it suffers from the effects of haemodilution and activation of inflammatory/coagulation cascades. Prime displacement (PD) can offset haemodilution and Mini-Extracorporeal Technology (MIECT) can offset both. So far, no study has compared all of these modalities together; hence, we compared the outcomes of these 3 modalities at our institution. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of our cardiac surgical database...
February 14, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Benjamin T Miller, Andrew H Lin, Susan C Clark, Andrew P Cap, Joseph J Dubose
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Navy's casualty-receiving ships provide remote damage control resuscitation (RDCR) platforms to treat injured combatants deployed afloat and ashore. We report a significant mass casualty incident aboard the USS Bataan, and the most warm fresh whole blood (WFWB) transfused at sea for traumatic hemorrhagic shock since the Vietnam War. METHODS: Casualty-receiving ships have robust medical capabilities, including a frozen blood bank with packed red blood cells (pRBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Ann C Gaffey, Carol W Chen, Jennifer J Chung, Jason Han, Christian A Bermudez, Joyce Wald, Pavan Atluri
BACKGROUND: Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) have become the standard of care for patients with end stage heart failure. Device reliability has increased, bringing the potential for VAD, compared to transplant, into debate. However, complications continue to limit VADs as first line therapy. Bleeding is a major morbidity. A debate exists as to the difference in bleeding profile between the major centrifugal and axial flow devices. We hypothesized that there would be similar adverse bleeding event profiles between the 2 major CF-LVADs...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ary Serpa Neto, Nicole P Juffermans, Sabrine N T Hemmes, Carmen S V Barbas, Martin Beiderlinden, Michelle Biehl, Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, Emmanuel Futier, Ognjen Gajic, Samir Jaber, Alf Kozian, Marc Licker, Wen-Qian Lin, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Dinis Reis Miranda, Pierre Moine, Domenico Paparella, Marco Ranieri, Federica Scavonetto, Thomas Schilling, Gabriele Selmo, Paolo Severgnini, Juraj Sprung, Sugantha Sundar, Daniel Talmor, Tanja Treschan, Carmen Unzueta, Toby N Weingarten, Esther K Wolthuis, Hermann Wrigge, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Marcus J Schultz
Background: Transfusion of blood products and mechanical ventilation with injurious settings are considered risk factors for postoperative lung injury in surgical Patients. Methods: A systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis was done to determine the independent effects of peri-operative transfusion of blood products, intra-operative tidal volume and airway pressure in adult patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for general surgery, as well as their interactions on the occurrence of postoperative acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
Slavenka Straus, Ilirijana Haxhibeqiri-Karabdic, Sanja Granov Grabovica, Nermir Granov
Background: Postoperative bleeding in patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) may increase due to preoperative anticoagulant therapy indicative of their disease - acute coronary syndrome or implanted coronary artery stent. Increased bleeding in many cases requires the use of blood and blood derivatives, and sometimes even reoperation. Their use poses the risk of complications, may extend the hospitalization. Methods: Our observation retrospective study included 131 patients, 41 treated with aspirin and 90 treated with aspirin and clopidogrel...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Sadia Sultan, Hasan Abbas Zaheer, Usman Waheed, Mohammad Amjad Baig, Asma Rehan, Syed Mohammed Irfan
INTRODUCTION: Internal quality control (IQC) is the backbone of quality assurance program. In blood banking, the quality control of blood products ensures the timely availability of a blood component of high quality with maximum efficacy and minimal risk to potential recipients. The main objective of this study is to analyze the IQC of blood products as an indicator of our blood bank performance. METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted at the blood bank of Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, from January 2014 to December 2015...
January 2018: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
Sanjna Shah, Katirina Coppolino, Somaang Menocha, Susana Beceiro, Jyotsna Nateri, Philip C Spinella, Kathleen Nicol, Mark W Hall, Jennifer A Muszynski
BACKGROUND: Restoration of a balanced innate immune response is paramount to recovery from critical injury. Plasma transfusion may modulate innate immune responses, however little is known about the immunomodulatory potential of various plasma products. We conducted in vitro experiments to determine the effects of fresh frozen plasma, thawed plasma, solvent/detergent plasma, and an investigational spray-dried solvent/detergent plasma product on monocyte function. METHODS: Monocytes were isolated from healthy adult volunteers and co-cultured with aliquots of autologous plasma (control), fresh frozen plasma, thawed plasma, solvent/detergent treated plasma, or spray-dried solvent/detergent plasma...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Ding Wen Wu, Yu Xia, Joan Uelinger, Stephen Forest, James Szymanski, Kala Mohandas, Ronald Walsh, Sadiqa Karim, Etan Marks, Evan Himchak, Ritu Gupta, Daniel Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients undergoing heart transplantation have increased bleeding risk. We compared conventional warfarin reversal with fresh frozen plasma vs 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) and the effect on transfusion requirements, blood bank costs, and clinical outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review identified 60 consecutive LVAD recipients undergoing heart transplantation divided into two groups: 30 (no PCC) received fresh frozen plasma and 30 (PCC) received PCC...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Joseph J Titano, Derek M Biederman, John Zech, Ricki Korff, Mona Ranade, Rahul Patel, Edward Kim, Francis Nowakowski, Robert Lookstein, Aaron M Fischman
PURPOSE: To examine the safety and outcomes for patients undergoing transradial noncoronary interventions with international normalized ratio (INR) ≥1.5. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 2,271 transradial access (TRA) cases performed from July 2012 to July 2016 was conducted. Criteria for inclusion were moderate bleeding risk cases with preprocedure INR ≥1.5. Within the study period, there were 176 moderate bleeding risk procedures (transarterial chemoembolization: 70/176 [39...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
C Aubron, R K Kandane-Rathnayake, N Andrianopoulos, A Westbrook, S Engelbrecht, I Ozolins, M Bailey, L Murray, D J Cooper, E M Wood, Z K McQuilten
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The timing of blood administration in critically ill patients is first driven by patients' needs. This study aimed to define the epidemiology and significance of overnight transfusion in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a post hoc analysis of a prospective multicentre observational study including 874 critically ill patients receiving red blood cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or cryoprecipitate. Characteristics of patients receiving blood only during the day (8 am up until 8 pm) were compared to those receiving blood only overnight (8 pm up until 8 am)...
February 2, 2018: Vox Sanguinis
Seongil Choi, MooKon Song
RATIONALE: Drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in a patient with factor V deficiency (F5D) is very complex. No antithrombotic therapy study has been reported for F5D patients who undergo a coronary stenting procedure. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 73-year-old woman presented with chest discomfort and exertional dyspnea. Coronary stenting was performed successfully using DES stents. DIAGNOSES: The D-dimer, prothrombin time, and partial thromboplastin time prolongation persisted from admission until 24 hours after coronary stenting...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Elizabeth A Stokes, Sarah Wordsworth, Julie Staves, Nicola Mundy, Jane Skelly, Kelly Radford, Simon J Stanworth
BACKGROUND: In an environment of limited health care resources, it is crucial for health care systems which provide blood transfusion to have accurate and comprehensive information on the costs of transfusion, incorporating not only the costs of blood products, but also their administration. Unfortunately, in many countries accurate costs for administering blood are not available. Our study aimed to generate comprehensive estimates of the costs of administering transfusions for the UK National Health Service...
January 30, 2018: Transfusion
A Pajares, L Larrea, I Zarragoikoetexea, A Tur, R Vicente, P Argente
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of implementing a blood-saving programme in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with an analysis of the transfusion rate and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-centre, observational, retrospective, comparative study which included 604 consecutive patients older than 15 years old undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Two groups of patients were created according to whether or not they were included in a blood-saving protocol, and analysed between December 2012 and July 2013 (293 patients, prep group) and April 2015 to May 2016 (311 patients, posp group)...
January 17, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
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