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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911959/barriers-to-timely-and-safe-blood-transfusion-for-pph-patients-evidence-from-a-qualitative-study-in-dhaka-bangladesh
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Sadika Akhter, Iqbal Anwar, Rashida Akter, Feroza Akhter Kumkum, Monjura Khatun Nisha, Fatema Ashraf, Ferdousi Islam, Nazneen Begum, Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury, Anne Austin, Syed Shariful Islam, Aminur Rahman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In Bangladesh, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality accounting for 31% of all blood transfusions in the country. Although safe blood transfusion is one of the 8 signal functions of Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care (CEmOC) strategy, most of the designated public sector CEmOC facilities do not have on-site blood storage system. Emergent blood is mainly available from external blood banks. As a result, emergent patients are to rely on an unregulated network of brokers for blood which may raise question about blood safety...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908184/irradiation-with-x-rays-of-the-energy-18-mv-induces-radioactivity-in-transfusion-blood-proposal-of-a-safe-method-using-6-mv
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Katharina Frentzel, Harun Badakhshi
PURPOSE: To prevent a fatal transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease, it is recommended to irradiate transfusion blood and blood components with ionizing radiation. Using x-rays from a linear accelerator of the radiotherapy department is an accepted alternative to gamma irradiation devices of the blood bank and to the orthovoltage units that are replacing the gamma irradiators today. However, the use of high energy x-rays may carry a potential risk of induced radioactivity. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of two different energy levels, 6 and 18 MV, which are executed in routine clinical settings...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905684/the-effect-of-maternal-and-infant-factors-on-cord-blood-yield
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REVIEW
Seyed Hadi Mousavi, Saeid Abroun, Morteza Zarrabi, Mona Ahmadipanah
Umbilical cord blood (CB) can be used as an alternative hematopoietic stem cell source for transplantation in hematological malignancy and blood disorders. The success of transplantation is highly related to the levels of total nucleated cell and CD34(+) cell counts. The evaluation of optimal conditions can decrease the rate of graft rejection due to low cell count and increases the quality of CB units (CBUs) in the blood bank and the success rate of engraftment. To this end, we review the maternal and infant parameters affecting the quality and quantity of CBUs...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893347/asymptomatic-infections-in-blood-donors-harbouring-plasmodium-an-invisible-risk-detected-by-molecular-and-serological-tools
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Giselle F M C Lima, Maria C Arroyo Sanchez, José E Levi, Mahyumi Fujimori, Luiza Da Cruz Caramelo, Arianni Rondelli Sanchez, Eduardo M Ramos-Sanchez, Juliana Inoue, Maria De Jesus Costa-Nascimento, Alfredo Mendrone Junior, Silvia M Di Santi
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-transmitted malaria due to asymptomatic Plasmodium infections is a challenge for blood banks. There is a lack of data on the prevalence of asymptomatic infected blood donors and the incidence of transfusion-transmitted malaria in low endemicity areas worldwide. We estimated the frequency of blood donors harbouring Plasmodium in an area in which asymptomatic infections have been reported. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To estimate the frequency of blood donors harbouring Plasmodium we used microscopy and molecular tools...
November 7, 2016: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892437/blood-requisition-and-utilization-practice-in-surgical-patients-in-a-teaching-hospital-western-nepal
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O B Karki
Background In surgical patients transfusion of blood is often a life-saving measure. Preoperative over-ordering of blood is very common and leads to holding up of the blood bank reserve and wastage of resources. Objective The main objective of this study was to evaluate the practice of cross-match and utilization of blood for general surgeries in a teaching hospital of Nepal, to identify the surgical procedures where type and screen can be introduced and to formulate a maximum surgical blood-order schedule for those procedures where a complete cross-match appears mandatory...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887864/optimization-of-cgmp-purification-and-expansion-of-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-t-regulatory-cells-in-support-of-first-in-human-clinical-trials
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David H McKenna, Darin Sumstad, Diane M Kadidlo, Bjorn Batdorf, Colin J Lord, Sarah C Merkel, Christine M Koellner, Julie M Curtsinger, Carl H June, James L Riley, Bruce L Levine, Jeffrey S Miller, Claudio G Brunstein, John E Wagner, Bruce R Blazar, Keli L Hippen
BACKGROUND AIMS: Thymic-derived regulatory T cells (tTreg) are critical regulators of the immune system. Adoptive tTreg transfer is a curative therapy for murine models of autoimmunity, graft rejection, and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). We previously completed a "first-in-human" clinical trial using in vitro expanded umbilical cord blood (UCB)-derived tTreg to prevent GVHD in patients undergoing UCB hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). tTreg were safe and demonstrated clinical efficacy, but low yield prevented further dose escalation...
November 22, 2016: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886788/chagas-cardiomyopathy-clinical-presentation-and-management-in-the-americas
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REVIEW
Catherine Pastorius Benziger, Gabriel Assis Lopes do Carmo, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro
The initial infection of Chagas disease is typically asymptomatic, but approximately 30% of people will progress to a chronic cardiac form, and others develop the gastrointestinal form. Death is often sudden due to arrhythmias or progressive heart failure. Prevention through vector control programs and blood bank screening, along with strengthened surveillance systems and rapid information sharing, are key to decreasing disease burden globally. The epidemiology, diagnostic evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic Chagas cardiac disease are discussed with focus on educating the primary care professionals and general cardiologists in nonendemic areas who have limited experience treating this disease...
February 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884018/blood-transfusion-during-radical-chemo-radiotherapy-does-not-reduce-tumour-hypoxia-in-squamous-cell-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck
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Liam Welsh, Rafal Panek, Angela Riddell, Kee Wong, Martin O Leach, Mahvash Tavassoli, Durdana Rahman, Maria Schmidt, Tara Hurley, Lorna Grove, Thomas Richards, Dow-Mu Koh, Christopher Nutting, Kevin Harrington, Kate Newbold, Shreerang Bhide
BACKGROUND: Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) undergoing radical chemo-radiation (CRT) frequently receive transfusion with packed red cells (PRCT) during radiotherapy on the basis that PRCT increases tumour oxygenation and overcomes hypoxia-induced radio-resistance. This is likely to be a significant oversimplification given the fact that tumour hypoxia is the result of several intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including many that are not directly related to serum haemoglobin (Hb)...
November 24, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881826/a-soft-wearable-microfluidic-device-for-the-capture-storage-and-colorimetric-sensing-of-sweat
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Ahyeon Koh, Daeshik Kang, Yeguang Xue, Seungmin Lee, Rafal M Pielak, Jeonghyun Kim, Taehwan Hwang, Seunghwan Min, Anthony Banks, Philippe Bastien, Megan C Manco, Liang Wang, Kaitlyn R Ammann, Kyung-In Jang, Phillip Won, Seungyong Han, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Ungyu Paik, Marvin J Slepian, Guive Balooch, Yonggang Huang, John A Rogers
Capabilities in health monitoring enabled by capture and quantitative chemical analysis of sweat could complement, or potentially obviate the need for, approaches based on sporadic assessment of blood samples. Established sweat monitoring technologies use simple fabric swatches and are limited to basic analysis in controlled laboratory or hospital settings. We present a collection of materials and device designs for soft, flexible, and stretchable microfluidic systems, including embodiments that integrate wireless communication electronics, which can intimately and robustly bond to the surface of the skin without chemical and mechanical irritation...
November 23, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875857/retrospective-review-of-prothrombinex-use-by-saas-medstar
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Roy Fischer, Simon Brettig, Andrew Pearce
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review and describe the use of Prothrombinex by a physician-led retrieval service based remote from a hospital blood bank. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study. Patients to whom Prothrombinex was administered by the retrieval team were identified from the retrieval service patient database. The paper case cards of the identified patients were then manually reviewed and the data matched to patients in the state-wide electronic laboratory record...
November 22, 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872728/what-unrelated-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-thalassemia-taught-us-about-transplant-immunogenetics
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REVIEW
Giorgio La Nasa, Adriana Vacca, Roberto Littera, Eugenia Piras, Sandro Orru, Marianna Greco, Carlo Carcassi, Giovanni Caocci
Although the past few decades have shown an improvement in the survival and complication-free survival rates in patients with beta-thalassemia major and gene therapy is already at an advanced stage of experimentation, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) continues to be the only effective and realistic approach to the cure of this chronic non-malignant disease. Historically, human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched siblings have been the preferred source of donor cells owing to superior outcomes compared with HSCT from other sources...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859432/how-i-train-specialists-in-transfusion-medicine
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Lawrence Tim Goodnough, Michael F Murphy
BACKGROUND: The changing focus of transfusion medicine (TM) toward the hospital rather than the blood center and the involvement of TM specialists in a wide range of patient blood management and other specialist activities in the hospital, rather than just blood bank activities, means that the training of the transfusion specialists of the future should be under constant review. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We provide overviews of the current training programs of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the United States and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board in the United Kingdom, along with specific descriptions of our own training programs at Stanford and Oxford...
November 18, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858248/morphology-filter-bank-for-extracting-nodular-and-linear-patterns-in-medical-images
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Ryutaro Hashimoto, Yoshikazu Uchiyama, Keiichi Uchimura, Gou Koutaki, Tomoki Inoue
PURPOSE: Using image processing to extract nodular or linear shadows is a key technique of computer-aided diagnosis schemes. This study proposes a new method for extracting nodular and linear patterns of various sizes in medical images. METHODS: We have developed a morphology filter bank that creates multiresolution representations of an image. Analysis bank of this filter bank produces nodular and linear patterns at each resolution level. Synthesis bank can then be used to perfectly reconstruct the original image from these decomposed patterns...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850238/599-using-redox-potential-as-a-marker-for-banked-blood-viability
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Rodney Daniels, Hyesun Jun, Robertson Davenport, Kevin Ward
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837552/fundamental-principles-of-stem-cell-banking
#15
Changbin Sun, Jianhui Yue, Na He, Yaqiong Liu, Xi Zhang, Yong Zhang
Stem cells are highly promising resources for application in cell therapy, regenerative medicine, drug discovery, toxicology and developmental biology research. Stem cell banks have been increasingly established all over the world in order to preserve their cellular characteristics, prevent contamination and deterioration, and facilitate their effective use in basic and translational research, as well as current and future clinical application. Standardization and quality control during banking procedures are essential to allow researchers from different labs to compare their results and to develop safe and effective new therapies...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833112/prevalence-of-hbv-dna-among-20-million-seronegative-blood-donations-in-china-from-2010-to-2015
#16
Chao Liu, Le Chang, Huimin Ji, Fei Guo, Kuo Zhang, Guigao Lin, Rui Zhang, Jinming Li, Lunan Wang
The prevalence of HBV DNA among seronegative blood donations in China has not been studied extensively on a nationwide scale. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence, trend, distributions, and serological characteristics of HBV DNA positive/seronegative blood donations. We collected HBV test data from all blood banks of China from 2010 to 2015 and performed supplemental serological tests and quantitative detection of HBV DNA of the seronegative/HBV DNA positive blood donations. We analysed the prevalence of HBV DNA among seronegative blood donations screened by varying nucleotide acid test (NAT) reagents...
November 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830776/artificial-blood-for-dogs
#17
Kana Yamada, Kyoko Yokomaku, Moeka Kureishi, Motofusa Akiyama, Kiyohito Kihira, Teruyuki Komatsu
There is no blood bank for pet animals. Consequently, veterinarians themselves must obtain "blood" for transfusion therapy. Among the blood components, serum albumin and red blood cells (RBCs) are particularly important to save lives. This paper reports the synthesis, structure, and properties of artificial blood for the exclusive use of dogs. First, recombinant canine serum albumin (rCSA) was produced using genetic engineering with Pichia yeast. The proteins showed identical features to those of the native CSA derived from canine plasma...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830080/first-case-of-human-bacteraemia-by-catabacter-hongkongensis-in-scandinavia
#18
R Kaden, M Thelander, L Engstrand, B Herrmann
Catabacter hongkongensis was isolated and cultured from human blood for the first time in Scandinavia. The patient, an 83-year-old man from Dalarna, Sweden, recovered without antibiotic treatment, although a high mortality rate associated with C. hongkongensis infection had been reported from China, Canada and France. The genome of the strain ABBA15k was sequenced, assembled and analysed. In contrast to the type strain of the species HKU16(T), no antibiotic resistance was observed in Scandinavian strain ABBA15k...
January 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820837/estimating-the-burden-of-chagas-disease-in-the-united-states
#19
Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Chukwuemeka A Umeh, Susan P Montgomery, Veronika J Wirtz
BACKGROUND: In recent years, there has been growing awareness of the significant burden of Chagas disease in the United States (US). However, epidemiological data on both prevalence and access to care for this disease are limited. The objective of this study is to provide an updated national estimate of Chagas disease prevalence, the first state-level estimates of cases of T. cruzi infection in the US and to analyze these estimates in the context of data on confirmed cases of infection in the US blood supply...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813142/citrate-metabolism-in-red-blood-cells-stored-in-additive-solution-3
#20
Angelo D'Alessandro, Travis Nemkov, Tatsuro Yoshida, Aarash Bordbar, Bernhard O Palsson, Kirk C Hansen
BACKGROUND: Red blood cells (RBCs) are thought to have a relatively simple metabolic network compared to other human cell types. Recent proteomics reports challenge the notion that RBCs are mere hemoglobin carriers with limited metabolic activity. Expanding our understanding of RBC metabolism has key implications in many biomedical areas, including transfusion medicine. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In-gel digestion coupled with mass spectrometric analysis proteomics approaches were combined with state-of-the-art tracing experiments by incubating leukofiltered RBCs in additive solution-3 for up to 42 days under blood bank conditions, in presence of (13) C1,2,3 -glucose, 2,2,4,4-d-citrate, and (13) C,(15) N-glutamine...
November 4, 2016: Transfusion
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