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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142987/prospective-study-of-routine-heparin-avoidance-hemodialysis-in-a-tertiary-acute-care-inpatient-practice
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Sami Safadi, Robert C Albright, John J Dillon, Amy W Williams, Fares Alahdab, Julie K Brown, Amanda L Severson, Walter K Kremers, Mary Ann Ryan, Marie C Hogan
Introduction: Extracorporeal circuit (EC) anticoagulation with heparin is a key advance in hemodialysis (HD), but anticoagulation is problematic in inpatients at risk of bleeding. We prospectively evaluated a heparin-avoidance HD protocol, clotting of the EC circuit (CEC), impact on dialysis efficiency, and associated risk factors in our acute care inpatients who required HD (January 17, 2014 to May 31, 2015). Methods: HD sessions without routine EC heparin were performed using airless dialysis tubing...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141627/in-vitro-properties-of-concentrated-canine-platelets-stored-in-two-additive-solutions-a-comparative-study
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N Hlavac, C S Lasta, M L Dalmolin, L A Lacerda, D de Korte, N A Marcondes, S R Terra, F B Fernandes, F H D González
BACKGROUND: Platelet transfusion therapy poses many challenges in veterinary clinical practice. Lack of readily available blood donors, short shelf-life, and inability to administer a sufficient number of platelets to meet a dog's transfusion need are the major difficulties encountered. Platelet additive solutions are already in use at American and European human blood banks, showing to be a realistic alternative. This study compares the in vitro platelet function in plasma, Composol, or SSP+ during storage for 13 days...
November 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129123/opinions-of-nurses-regarding-conscientious-objection
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Rafael Toro-Flores, Pilar Bravo-Agüi, María Victoria Catalán-Gómez, Marisa González-Hernando, María Jesús Guijarro-Cenisergue, Margarita Moreno-Vázquez, Isabel Roch-Hamelin, Tamara Raquel Velasco-Sanz
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, there have been important developments in the scientific and technological areas of healthcare. On certain occasions this provokes conflict between the patients' rights and the values of healthcare professionals which brings about, within this clinical relationship, the problem of conscientious objection. AIMS: To learn the opinions that the Nurses of the Madrid Autonomous Community have regarding conscientious objection. RESEARCH DESIGN: Cross-cutting descriptive study...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122431/nonsurgical-strategies-to-reduce-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-an-updated-consensus-process
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Giovanni Landoni, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Simona Silvietti, Caetano Nigro Neto, Antonio Pisano, Gabriele Alvaro, Ludmilla Abrahao Hajjar, Gianluca Paternoster, Hynek Riha, Fabrizio Monaco, Andrea Szekely, Rosalba Lembo, Nesrin A Aslan, Giovanni Affronti, Valery Likhvantsev, Cristiano Amarelli, Evgeny Fominskiy, Martina Baiardo Redaelli, Alessandro Putzu, Massimo Baiocchi, Jun Ma, Giuseppe Bono, Valentina Camarda, Remo Daniel Covello, Nora Di Tomasso, Miriam Labonia, Carlo Leggieri, Rosetta Lobreglio, Giacomo Monti, Paolo Mura, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Daniela Pasero, Stefano Turi, Agostino Roasio, Carmine D Votta, Emanuela Saporito, Claudio Riefolo, Chiara Sartini, Luca Brazzi, Rinaldo Bellomo, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVE: A careful choice of perioperative care strategies is pivotal to improve survival in cardiac surgery. However, there is no general agreement or particular attention to which nonsurgical interventions can reduce mortality in this setting. The authors sought to address this issue with a consensus-based approach. DESIGN: A systematic review of the literature followed by a consensus-based voting process. SETTING: A web-based international consensus conference...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075085/discrepancy-in-blood-grouping-subgroups-of-b-challenges-and-dilemma
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Rahul Chaurasia, Diptiranjan Rout, Kanchan Dogra, Poonam Coshic, Kabita Chatterjee
Though not very frequent, blood group discrepancies are of common occurrence which must be promptly resolved for safe transfusion practices. Blood group discrepancy is defined as the non-corroboration between cell grouping and serum grouping. Variable erythrocyte antigenic expressions (qualitative and/or quantitative difference) owing to allelic heterogeneity, give rise to subgroups. Problems during blood grouping due to weakened expression of antigens are a rare cause for ABO discrepancies. Of note, subgroups of 'B' with decreased expression of the B antigen are of very rare occurrence in the general population...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058354/the-practice-of-diagnosing-and-reporting-transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload-a-national-survey-among-physicians-and-haemovigilance-officers
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J J Bosboom, R B Klanderman, A L Peters, E K van de Weerdt, E J Goudswaard, J M Binnekade, J J Zwaginga, E A M Beckers, B F Geerts, M W Hollmann, S S Zeerleder, M van Kraaij, A P Vlaar
OBJECTIVES: This study aims at identifying factors that disciplines consider when diagnosing and reporting transfusion-associated circulatory overload ('TACO'). BACKGROUND: TACO is a clinical diagnosis based mainly on subjective factors. Therefore, TACO could be an underreported complication of blood transfusion. METHODS: A survey was conducted among critical care physicians, anaesthesiologists, haematologists, transfusion medicine physicians and haemovigilance officers using case vignettes and a questionnaire...
October 23, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052231/audit-of-appropriate-use-of-platelet-transfusions-validation-of-adjudication-criteria
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M Etchells, J Spradbrow, R Cohen, Y Lin, C Armali, L Lieberman, C Cserti-Gazdewich, J Pendergrast, J Callum
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Platelet (PLT) transfusions must be used appropriately, as they are in chronic short supply, costly and risky to patients. The goals of this audit were to: (1) validate preset adjudication criteria through an audit of appropriateness at four large academic hospitals; (2) identify variability in appropriateness across medical services, physician specialties or hospital locations; and (3) inform logistical or educational interventions that may reduce inappropriate use...
October 19, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030954/an-international-investigation-into-ab-plasma-administration-in-hospitals-how-many-ab-plasma-units-were-infused-the-habswin-study
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Michelle P Zeller, Rebecca Barty, Nancy M Dunbar, Allahna Elahie, Peter Flanagan, Henk Garritsen, José Mauro Kutner, Monica B Pagano, Ryszard Pogłód, Thomas S Rogers, Julie Staves, Maria van Wordragen-Vlaswinkel, Jaap Jan Zwaginga, Michael F Murphy, Nancy M Heddle, Mark H Yazer
BACKGROUND: Typical practice is to transfuse group-specific plasma units; however, there are situations where group AB plasma (universal donor) is issued to group A, B, or O recipients. If demand for group AB plasma exceeds collections, there is potential for shortage. This project explored the patterns of group AB plasma utilization at hospitals around the world. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The study had two phases: a survey that inquired about hospital group AB plasma inventory, policies, and transfusion practices and a retrospective review of 2014 calendar year data where participants submitted information on plasma disposition including ABO group of unit and recipient, transfusion location, and select indications...
October 14, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959923/incidence-of-blood-transfusion-requirement-and-factors-associated-with-transfusion-following-liver-lobectomy-in-dogs-and-cats-72-cases-2007-2015
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Kayla R Hanson, Armi M Pigott, Andrew K J Linklater
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of blood transfusion, mortality rate, and factors associated with transfusion in dogs and cats undergoing liver lobectomy. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 63 client-owned dogs and 9-client owned cats that underwent liver lobectomy at a specialty veterinary practice from August 2007 through June 2015. PROCEDURES Medical records were reviewed and data extracted regarding dog and cat signalment, hematologic test results before and after surgery, surgical method, number and identity of lobes removed, concurrent surgical procedures, hemoabdomen detected during surgery, incidence of blood transfusion, and survival to hospital discharge (for calculation of mortality rate)...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945930/plasma-transfusions-prior-to-lumbar-punctures-and-epidural-catheters-for-people-with-abnormal-coagulation
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REVIEW
Lise J Estcourt, Michael J Desborough, Carolyn Doree, Sally Hopewell, Simon J Stanworth
BACKGROUND: The insertion of a lumbar puncture needle or epidural catheter may be associated with peri- and post-procedural bleeding. People who require this procedure may have disorders of coagulation as a result of their underlying illness, co-morbidities or the effects of treatment. Clinical practice in some institutions is to mitigate the risk of bleeding in these patients by prophylactically transfusing plasma in order to correct clotting factor deficiencies prior to the procedure...
September 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925589/recurrent-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-rttts-and-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence-taps-after-fetoscopic-laser-surgery-fls-size-of-the-cannula-does-matter
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Roopali Donepudi, Joost Akkermans, Lovepreet Mann, Frans J Klumper, Johanna M Middeldorp, Enrico Lopriore, Kenneth J Moise, Michael Bebbington, Anthony Johnson, Dick Oepkes, Ramesha Papanna
OBJECTIVES: Optimal outcomes after fetoscopic laser surgery (FLS) for twin-twin transfusion (TTTS) depend on the successful completion of ablation of all placental anastomoses. Our objective was to determine the incidence and risk factors for the occurrence of recurrent TTTS (rTTTS) or twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) after FLS, and focusing on the impact of different diameters of the cannula. METHODS: A secondary analysis of prospectively collected data of 666 consecutive patients undergoing laser surgery for TTTS from 2 centers was performed...
September 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924447/passive-blood-anaphylaxis-subcutaneous-immunoglobulins-are-a-cause-of-ongoing-passive-anaphylactic-reaction
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Przemyslaw Zdziarski, Andrzej Gamian, Jacek Majda, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal
BACKGROUND: Allergic, especially anaphylactic, reactions during immunoglobulin replacement therapy are rare, but their pathophysiology and classification remain ambiguous. Recent findings show positive results of skin tests with commercially available immunoglobulins, but target antigens and responsible compounds of the tested immunoglobulins have not been strictly identified. CASE DESCRIPTION AND FINDINGS: Four adult patients with recently diagnosed common variable immunodeficiency qualified for standard subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy regimen...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919600/modified-blatchford-score-for-risk-stratification-in-adult-patient-with-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-and-their-short-term-hospital-outcome
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M S Islam, M Z Uddin, M S Ali, M N Islam, M H Rahman, I H Robi, M M Haque, M W Rahman, M A Uddin, F Ahamed, M S Malek, M A Kabir, M S Rahman, A U Khan, F A Doel
Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) is one of the most common and life-threatening gastrointestinal emergency. There are several risk scores for risk stratification in UGIB patients. The Modified Blatchford score, which relies only on clinical and laboratory parameters, is practical in the emergency setting The Modified Blatchford scoring system also known as Glasgow Blatchford Scoring (GBS) have been developed to stratify risk of non variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage or need of medical or surgical intervention, endoscopic therapy...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833205/preoperative-management-of-colorectal-cancer-induced-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-clinical-practice-data-from-a-large-observational-cohort
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MaríaJesús Laso-Morales, Carlos Jericó, Susana Gómez-Ramírez, Jordi Castellví, Lorenzo Viso, Inmaculada Roig-Martínez, Caridad Pontes, Manuel Muñoz
BACKGROUND: Preoperative anemia prevalence among colorectal cancer (CRC) patients is high and may adversely influence postoperative outcome. This study assesses the efficacy of a preoperative anemia managing protocol in CRC. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of consecutive CRC resections at two Spanish centers (January 2012 to December 2013). Preoperative anemia was defined as a hemoglobin (Hb) level of less than 13 g/dL and treated with intravenous iron (IVI) or standard care (oral iron or no iron)...
August 21, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826760/evidence-based-red-blood-cell-transfusion-practices-in-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Nishith N Patel, Gavin J Murphy
Cardiac surgical patients are among the highest consumers of allogeneic red blood cells (RBCs) due to the prevalence of anemia and bleeding. Up until recently, there was a paucity of high-quality evidence informing transfusion decisions in this patient group which led to wide variability in transfusion decision making. The article reviews and critically analyzes the available evidence for RBC transfusion in cardiac surgery, focusing on trials of transfusion triggers and age of blood, and provides suggestions for future research...
October 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821525/point-of-care-washing-of-allogeneic-red-blood-cells-for-the-prevention-of-transfusion-related-respiratory-complications-war-prc-a-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomised-clinical-trial-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Matthew A Warner, Ian J Welsby, Phillip J Norris, Christopher C Silliman, Sarah Armour, Erica D Wittwer, Paula J Santrach, Laurie A Meade, Lavonne M Liedl, Chelsea M Nieuwenkamp, Brian Douthit, Camille M van Buskirk, Phillip J Schulte, Rickey E Carter, Daryl J Kor
INTRODUCTION: The transfusion-related respiratory complications, transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), are leading causes of transfusion-related morbidity and mortality. At present, there are no effective preventive strategies with red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. Although mechanisms remain incompletely defined, soluble biological response modifiers (BRMs) within the RBC storage solution may play an important role. Point-of-care (POC) washing of allogeneic RBCs may remove these BRMs, thereby mitigating their impact on post-transfusion respiratory complications...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811051/patient-blood-management-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Aryeh Shander, Mazyar Javidroozi, Gregg Lobel
Patient Blood Management underscores a fundamental shift from a product-centered approach to a patient-centric approach through timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis, and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome. In this concept, allogeneic blood transfusion is not viewed as the treatment of default for anemic patients, but one among many treatment modalities that should be weighed based on its merits-potentials risks and benefits-for the individual patient in the context of other alternatives...
October 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736010/predictors-of-mortality-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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S Elkholy, S Mogawer, A Hosny, M El-Shazli, U M Al-Jarhi, S Abdel-Hamed, A Salah, N El-Garem, A Sholkamy, M El-Amir, M S Abdel-Aziz, A Mukhtar, A El-Sharawy, A Nabil
BACKGROUND: Egypt has the highest prevalence of the world hepatitis C virus (HCV) load. Hence, the problem of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) is considered a huge burden on the community. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is the only source of donation in Egypt till now. Survival rates had shown significant improvement in the past decades. This study provides analysis of the mortality rates and possible predictors of mortality following LDLT. It also aids in developing a practical and easy-to-apply risk index for prediction of early mortality...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719425/organizational-contributors-to-the-variation-in-red-blood-cell-transfusion-practices-in-cardiac-surgery-survey-results-from-the-state-of-michigan
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Anton Camaj, Darin B Zahuranec, Gaetano Paone, Barbara R Benedetti, Warren D Behr, Marc A Zimmerman, Min Zhang, Robert S Kramer, Jason Penn, Patricia F Theurer, Theron A Paugh, Milo Engoren, Alphonse DeLucia, Richard L Prager, Donald S Likosky
BACKGROUND: While large volumes of red blood cell transfusions are given to preserve life for cardiac surgical patients, indications for lower volume transfusions (1-2 units) are less well understood. We evaluated the relationship between center-level organizational blood management practices and center-level variability in low volume transfusion rates. METHODS: All 33 nonfederal, Michigan cardiac surgical programs were surveyed about their blood management practices for isolated, nonemergent coronary bypass procedures, including: (1) presence and structure of a patient blood management program, (2) policies and procedures, and (3) audit and feedback practices...
September 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704007/-blood-transfusion-optimizing-the-use-of-a-scarce-and-expensive-resource
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Omar Kherad
Haemoglobin transfusion threshold remains debated with a high variability of practice among physicians. Several well-conducted studies revealed that a liberal transfusion policy is not only unnecessary, but can also prove harmful in certain situations. Blood transfusion is a costly act involving risks of infection, allergic and hemodynamic. Optimizing the use of this scarce and expensive resource becomes necessary. This article summarizes the different transfusion thresholds to respect in hospital clinical practice, based on the latest international recommendations, while emphasizing the importance of clinical judgment in each situation...
January 25, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
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