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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773572/hemostatic-efficacy-of-pathogen-inactivated-versus-untreated-platelets-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pieter F van der Meer, Paula F Ypma, Nan van Geloven, Joost A van Hilten, Rinie J van Wordragen-Vlaswinkel, Okke Eissen, Jaap J Zwaginga, MIchael Trus, Erik A M Beckers, Peter Te Boekhorst, Alan Tinmouth, Yulia Lin, Cyrus Hsia, David Lee, Philip J Norris, Raymond P Goodrich, Anneke Brand, Tor Hervig, Nancy M Heddle, Johanna G van der Bom, Jean-Louis H Kerkhoffs
Pathogen inactivation of platelet concentrates reduces the risk of blood-borne infections. However, its effect on platelet function and hemostatic efficacy of transfusion is unclear. We conducted a randomized noninferiority trial comparing the efficacy of pathogen inactivated platelets using riboflavin and ultraviolet B illumination technology (intervention) compared to standard plasma-stored platelets (control) for the prevention of bleeding in patients with hematologic malignancies and thrombocytopenia. The primary outcome parameter was the proportion of transfusion treatment periods in which the patient had grade 2 or higher bleeding as defined by World Health Organization (WHO) criteria...
May 17, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773261/perioperative-transfusion-management-in-gastric-cancer-surgery-analysis-of-the-spanish-subset-of-the-eurecca-oesophago-gastric-cancer-registry
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Javier Osorio, Carlos Jericó, Coro Miranda, Elisenda Garsot, Alexis Luna, Mónica Miró, Maite Santamaría, Eva Artigau, Joaquín Rodríguez-Santiago, Sandra Castro, Josep Feliu, Aurora Aldeano, Carles Olona, Dulce Momblan, David Ruiz, Gonzalo Galofré, Inmaculada Pros, Xabier García-Albéniz, Miguel Lozano, Manuel Pera
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated allogenic packed red blood cell (aPRBC) transfusion rates in patients undergoing resection for gastric cancer and the implementation of blood-saving protocols (BSP). METHODS: Retrospective study of all gastric cancer patients operated on with curative intent in Catalonia and Navarra (2011-2013) and included in the Spanish subset of the EURECCA Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Registry. Hospitals with BSP were defined as those with a preoperative haemoglobin (Hb) optimisation circuit associated with restrictive transfusion strategies...
May 14, 2018: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768691/detection-of-hepatitis-b-virus-dna-among-chronic-and-potential-occult-hbv-patients-in-resource-limited-settings-by-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay
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Arifa Akram, S M Rashedul Islam, Saif Ullah Munshi, Shahina Tabassum
Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) usually occurs due to the transfusion of blood or blood products from chronic HBV (CHB) or occult HBV infected (OBI) patients. Besides serological tests e.g. HBsAg and anti-HBc (total), detection of HBV-DNA is necessary for the diagnosis of OBI patients. Different nucleic acid tests (NATs) including real-time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) are used for the detect HBV-DNA. The NATs are expensive and require technical expertise which are barriers to introducing them in resource-limited settings...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761839/effects-of-plasma-transfusions-on-antithrombin-levels-after-paediatric-liver-transplantation
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D Arni, B E Wildhaber, V McLin, P C Rimensberger, M Ansari, P Fontana, O Karam
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thrombotic complications affect 3-10% of patients after liver transplantation (LT), leading to potentially life-threatening complications. In the days following LT, antithrombin (AT) is decreased longer than pro-coagulant factors, thus favouring a pro-thrombotic profile. Plasma transfusions are given empirically in some centres to correct AT levels following LT. We assessed the effect of plasma transfusion on AT levels after paediatric LT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective single-centre observational study in 20 consecutive paediatric LT recipients over a 24-month period...
May 15, 2018: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761515/association-of-perioperative-transfusion-with-survival-and-recurrence-after-resection-of-gallbladder-cancer-a-10-institution-study-from-the-us-extrahepatic-biliary-malignancy-consortium
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Alexandra G Lopez-Aguiar, Cecilia G Ethun, Mia R McInnis, Timothy M Pawlik, George Poultsides, Thuy Tran, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, Ryan C Fields, Bradley A Krasnick, Sharon M Weber, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles R Scoggins, Perry Shen, Harveshp D Mogal, Carl Schmidt, Eliza W Beal, Ioannis Hatzaras, Rivfka Shenoy, Kenneth Cardona, Shishir K Maithel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perioperative blood transfusion is associated with poor outcomes in several malignancies. Its effect in gallbladder cancer (GBC) is unknown. METHODS: All patients with GBC who underwent curative-intent resection at 10-institutions from 2000 to 2015 were included. The effect of blood transfusion on overall survival (OS) and recurrence-free (RFS) was evaluated. RESULTS: Of 262 patients with curative-intent resection for GBC, 61 patients (23%) received blood transfusions...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751949/platelet-storage-lesions-what-more-do-we-know-now
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REVIEW
Monica Suet Ying Ng, John-Paul Tung, John Francis Fraser
Platelet concentrate (PC) transfusions are a lifesaving adjunct to control and prevent bleeding in cancer, hematologic, surgical, and trauma patients. Platelet concentrate availability and safety are limited by the development of platelet storage lesions (PSLs) and risk of bacterial contamination. Platelet storage lesions are a series of biochemical, structural, and functional changes that occur from blood collection to transfusion. Understanding of PSLs is key for devising interventions that prolong PC shelf life to improve PC access and wastage...
April 17, 2018: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750321/improved-outcomes-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-for-radical-cystectomy-with-addition-of-a-multidisciplinary-care-process-in-a-us-comprehensive-cancer-care-center
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Sephalie Y Patel, Rosemarie E Garcia Getting, Brandon Alford, Karim Hussein, Braydon J Schaible, David Boulware, Jae K Lee, Scott M Gilbert, Julio M Powsang, Wade J Sexton, Philippe E Spiess, Michael A Poch
INTRODUCTION: Although enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) components include both anesthesia and surgical care processes, it is unclear whether a multidisciplinary approach to implementing ERAS care processes improves clinical outcomes. The addition of multidisciplinary care with anesthesiology-related components to an existing ERAS protocol for radical cystectomy at a US comprehensive cancer center provided an opportunity to compare short- and long-term outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively compared the outcomes of 116 consecutive patients who underwent cystectomy after implementation of a multidisciplinary ERAS protocol with those of a historical control group of 143 consecutive patients who had been treated with a surgical ERAS protocol...
May 10, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746314/impact-of-anticoagulation-and-circuit-technology-on-complications-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Robert A Niebler, Hinah Parker, George M Hoffman
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact a change in anticoagulation protocol and circuit technology had on bleeding and thrombotic complications in patients supported on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A retrospective review at a tertiary, academic pediatric intensive care unit was undertaken. The anticoagulation protocol changed from targeting an activated clotting time (ACT) to anti-Xa level. Significant changes in the ECMO circuit were undertaken concurrently. One-hundred and fifty-two ECMO runs in 129 patients in the ACT target group were compared with 122 ECMO runs in 101 patients in the anti-Xa target group...
May 8, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732562/irradiation-and-prolonged-storage-of-red-cells-are-associated-with-increased-adverse-events
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J Chen, E Biller, M Losos, J Li, D Hamad, L Blower, M Grevenow, J Oakley
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is associated with the most transfusion-related adverse events (AE). Recent clinical studies showed no significant difference in transfusion-associated mortality between fresh and older RBCs. However, the impact of storage duration as well as irradiation on nonfatal yet much more common complications has not been fully investigated. MATERIALS/METHODS: In this retrospective study of RBC transfusion-associated AEs, a total of 188,562 units of leucocyte-reduced RBCs were transfused in approximately 5·5 years...
May 6, 2018: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728151/development-and-validation-of-a-pre-hospital-red-flag-alert-for-activation-of-intra-hospital-haemorrhage-control-response-in-blunt-trauma
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Sophie Rym Hamada, Anne Rosa, Tobias Gauss, Jean-Philippe Desclefs, Mathieu Raux, Anatole Harrois, Arnaud Follin, Fabrice Cook, Mathieu Boutonnet, Arie Attias, Sylvain Ausset, Mathieu Boutonnet, Gilles Dhonneur, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Langeron, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Romain Pirracchio, Guillaume de St Maurice, Bernard Vigué, Alexandra Rouquette, Jacques Duranteau
BACKGROUND: Haemorrhagic shock is the leading cause of early preventable death in severe trauma. Delayed treatment is a recognized prognostic factor that can be prevented by efficient organization of care. This study aimed to develop and validate Red Flag, a binary alert identifying blunt trauma patients with high risk of severe haemorrhage (SH), to be used by the pre-hospital trauma team in order to trigger an adequate intra-hospital standardized haemorrhage control response: massive transfusion protocol and/or immediate haemostatic procedures...
May 5, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724898/how-i-safely-transfuse-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-manage-delayed-hemolytic-transfusion-reactions
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France Pirenne, Karina Yazdanbakhsh
Transfusions can be a life-saving treatment for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). However, availability of matched units can be limiting due to distinctive blood group polymorphisms in patients of African descent. Development of antibodies against the transfused red blood cells (RBCs), resulting in delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions (DHTRs), can be life-threatening and pose unique challenges for this population with regard to treatment strategies and transfusion management protocols. In cases where the transfused cells as well as patient's own RBCs are destroyed, diagnosis of DHTR can be difficult because symptoms may mimic vaso-occlusive crisis, and frequently antibodies are undetectable...
May 3, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724141/major-obstetric-haemorrhage-of-2000-ml-or-greater-a-clinical-audit
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J O'Sullivan, R Mansfield, R Talbot, A E Cairns
Haemorrhage remains a leading cause of maternal death. We conducted an audit to identify strategies to improve the management at our local NHS Trust. A data collection form was based on our local guideline. A coded database search was conducted for all deliveries where the estimated blood loss was ≥2000 ml (from June 1 2015 to December 31 2015), returning 68 search results (13.7/1000 births). Fifty-six records were included. Poor compliance (<75%) was seen in some key areas including the major obstetric haemorrhage (MOH) call activation (52%), the presence of an anaesthetic consultant (63%) and tranexamic acid administration (46%)...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722305/young-blood-products-emerging-treatment-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Rita Khoury, Elias Ghossoub
Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder and no disease-modifying treatment is currently available. Research has shown that while brain neurogenesis continues in adult life, it declines with age. Using parabiosis, plasma transfusions and direct administration of neural growth factors, animal studies have demonstrated the positive impact of exposure to young blood products on neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity in an aging brain. The hippocampus and the sub-ventricular zones were identified as the main regions affected...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716640/tranexamic-acid-versus-placebo-to-prevent-blood-transfusion-during-radical-cystectomy-for-bladder-cancer-tact-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rodney H Breau, Luke T Lavallée, Sonya Cnossen, Kelsey Witiuk, Ilias Cagiannos, Franco Momoli, Gregory Bryson, Salmaan Kanji, Christopher Morash, Alexis Turgeon, Ryan Zarychanski, Ranjeeta Mallick, Greg Knoll, Dean A Fergusson
BACKGROUND: Radical cystectomy for bladder cancer is associated with a high risk of needing red blood cell transfusion. Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss during cardiac and orthopedic surgery, but no study has yet evaluated tranexamic acid use during cystectomy. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind (surgeon-, anesthesiologist-, patient-, data-monitor-blinded), placebo-controlled trial of tranexamic acid during cystectomy was initiated in June 2013. Prior to incision, the intervention arm participants receive a 10 mg/kg loading dose of intravenously administered tranexamic acid, followed by a 5 mg/kg/h maintenance infusion...
May 2, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715224/effect-of-tranexamic-acid-on-blood-loss-d-dimer-and-fibrinogen-kinetics-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Ryan P Pong, Jean-Christophe A Leveque, Alicia Edwards, Vijay Yanamadala, Anna K Wright, Megan Herodes, Rajiv K Sethi
BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytics such as tranexamic acid reduce operative blood loss and blood product transfusion requirements in patients undergoing surgical correction of scoliosis. The factors involved in the unrelenting coagulopathy seen in scoliosis surgery are not well understood. One potential contributor is activation of the fibrinolytic system during a surgical procedure, likely related to clot dissolution and consumption of fibrinogen. The addition of tranexamic acid during a surgical procedure may mitigate the coagulopathy by impeding the derangement in D-dimer and fibrinogen kinetics...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706371/an-anticoagulation-protocol-for-use-after-congenital-cardiac-surgery
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Asha G Nair, Olubunmi O Oladunjoye, Cameron C Trenor, Meena LaRonde, Sarah J van den Bosch, Lynn A Sleeper, Christina VanderPluym, Sitaram M Emani, John N Kheir
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease are at high risk for bleeding as well as thrombosis in the postoperative period. The objective of the study was to describe the design and effects of implementing a standardized unfractionated heparin anticoagulation protocol for children after congenital heart surgery. METHODS: We created a tiered guideline for the postoperative management of bleeding and thrombosis. In patients treated with unfractionated heparin, anti-factor Xa activity level as well as activated partial thromboplastin time were used for dose titration...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698280/simplified-blood-transfusion
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May 2018: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685179/prophylactic-antibiotics-to-reduce-pelvic-infection-in-women-having-miscarriage-surgery-the-aims-antibiotics-in-miscarriage-surgery-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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David Lissauer, Amie Wilson, Jane Daniels, Lee Middleton, Jon Bishop, Catherine Hewitt, Abi Merriel, Andrew Weeks, Chisale Mhango, Ronald Mataya, Frank Taulo, Theresa Ngalawesa, Agatha Chirwa, Colleta Mphasa, Tayamika Tambala, Grace Chiudzu, Caroline Mwalwanda, Agnes Mboma, Rahat Qureshi, Iffat Ahmed, Humera Ismail, Metin Gulmezoglu, Olufemi T Oladapo, Godfrey Mbaruku, Jerome Chibwana, Grace Watts, Beatus Simon, James Ditai, Charles Otim Tom, Jane-Frances Acam, John Ekunait, Helen Uniza, Margaret Iyaku, Margaret Anyango, Javier Zamora, Tracy Roberts, Ilias Goranitis, Nicola Desmond, Arri Coomarasamy
BACKGROUND: The estimated annual global burden of miscarriage is 33 million out of 210 million pregnancies. Many women undergoing miscarriage have surgery to remove pregnancy tissues, resulting in miscarriage surgery being one of the most common operations performed in hospitals in low-income countries. Infection is a serious consequence and can result in serious illness and death. In low-income settings, the infection rate following miscarriage surgery has been reported to be high. Good quality evidence on the use of prophylactic antibiotics for surgical miscarriage management is not available...
April 23, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677086/hematologic-adverse-events-associated-with-prolonged-valganciclovir-treatment-in-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Liron Ziv, Joanne Yacobovich, Joseph Pardo, Havatzelet Yarden-Bilavsky, Jacob Amir, Micky Osovsky, Efraim Bilavsky
BACKGROUND: Valganciclovir (2/d) therapy for 6 months in neonates with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection improves hearing and neurodevelopmental outcome. The only reported adverse event was neutropenia. Since 2009, our protocol for symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection was a 1-year treatment of 2/d for the first 3 months followed by 9 months of 1/d. METHODS: A retrospective study. Infants with congenital cytomegalovirus treated with valganciclovir for 1 year were recruited...
April 19, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673931/-appropriate-use-of-red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-the-emergency-department-before-and-after-a-specific-protocol
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M-L Langlais, M Dargère, C Le Niger, D Goetghebeur
The purpose of this study was to assess appropriateness of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in the emergency department before and after a specific protocol. METHODS: A retrospective monocenter study was realized during two six-month periods at the emergency unit. A protocol based on the French national guidelines (HAS) in 2014 was set up between the two periods. All the adult patients, except in a context of massive transfusion, were included in the study. The principal criteria analysed was the rate of appropriate transfusion...
April 16, 2018: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
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