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F C C Piassi, R M Delbone de Faria, S M Eloi-Santos
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February 14, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
R M Fasano, J Branscomb, P A Lane, C D Josephson, A B Snyder, J R Eckman
OBJECTIVES: To assess current knowledge of National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes (NHLBI) and Thalassemia International Federation (TIF) recommendations, blood banking practices and perceived challenges among transfusion services in the management of patients with haemoglobinopathies. BACKGROUND: Previous reports have demonstrated variations in transfusion practices for sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassemia patients. Recently, NHLBI/TIF have provided transfusion recommendations for patients with haemoglobinopathies...
February 10, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
A Dhabangi, R Idro, C C John, W H Dzik, R Opoka, G E Siu, F Ayebare, M B van Hensbroek
OBJECTIVE: To describe local perceptions of blood transfusion for children with severe anaemia in Uganda. BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion is a common emergency treatment for children with severe anaemia and saves millions of lives of African children. However, the perceptions of transfusion recipients have not been well studied. A better understanding of the perceived risk may improve transfusion care. METHODS: A qualitative study based on 16 in-depth interviews of caregivers of transfused children, and six focus group discussions with community members was conducted in three regions of Uganda between October and November 2017...
February 10, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
E M Wood, A L Ang, A Bisht, P H Bolton-Maggs, A G Bokhorst, O Flesland, K Land, J C Wiersum-Osselton, M R Schipperus, P Tiberghien, B I Whitaker
The International Haemovigilance Network (IHN) defines haemovigilance as 'a set of surveillance procedures covering the whole transfusion chain (from the collection of blood and its components to the follow-up of recipients), intended to collect and assess information on unexpected or undesirable effects resulting from the therapeutic use of labile blood products, and to prevent their occurrence or recurrence'. IHN, the International Society of Blood Transfusion and World Health Organisation work together to support both developing and established haemovigilance systems...
February 6, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
P Learoyd
Lord Sir Berkeley Moynihan (1865-1936) was a surgeon at the General Infirmary in Leeds (Yorkshire) from 1893, rising during his career to be one of the foremost surgeons in the UK whose reputation reached its pinnacle at the outbreak of the First World War (WW1). He was the only surgeon after Lister to be made a Baronet. In a letter to The Lancet in 1918, he claimed to have used blood transfusion on some of his patients during the 10-year period prior to that date. If true, this statement would make him the first surgeon in England to routinely use transfusion prior to the WW1...
February 6, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
C Reynolds, K L Davison, S R Brailsford
AIMS/OBJECTIVES: Here, we describe the annual review of the UK blood services' infection surveillance schemes for 2017 ( BACKGROUND: The joint NHS Blood and Transplant/Public Health England Epidemiology Unit was set up in 1995 to ensure that blood and tissue safety is maintained, inform donor selection and testing policy and add to public health knowledge. METHODS: Several surveillance schemes for blood, tissues and bacterial screening collect the numbers of donations tested, reactive and confirmed positive in order to monitor trends in infection rates in donors and calculate residual risk of infection...
January 28, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
O Arbach, A B Taumberger, S Wietek, L Cervinek, A Salama
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) 10% (Panzyga® ), a novel human normal IVIG 10%, in patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). BACKGROUND: First-line treatment options in ITP include IVIGs. METHODS: In this prospective, open-label, non-controlled, multicentre, phase III study, patients received a daily dose of IVIG 10% (1 g kg-1 body weight) for two consecutive days. The primary end point was clinical response rate; secondary end points included alternate response definitions, time to response, response duration, platelet counts, regression of bleeding and safety...
January 27, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
K Pickard, J Fisher
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January 27, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
A K Keir, H New, N Robitaille, G L Crighton, E M Wood, S J Stanworth
In this review, we explore how to assess potential harm related to neonatal transfusion practice. We consider different sources of information, including passive or active surveillance systems such as registries, observational studies, randomised trials and systematic reviews. Future research directions are discussed.
January 21, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
M R Thomas, T Bullock, G S Kendall, N Win
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January 7, 2019: Transfusion Medicine
P H B Bolton-Maggs
The Annual SHOT Report was published on July 12 at the Annual Symposium. This was preceded by a 2-day meeting of the International Haemovigilance Network (IHN). The IHN meeting provides an opportunity for haemovigilance experts to network with one another and share presentations, which this year included those from China and Taiwan. Reviews of pulmonary complications were highlighted since the definitions of both transfusion-related acute lung injury and transfusion-associated circulatory overload are undergoing revision...
December 27, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
Y Hung, M J Elder, J A Rawstron, K G Badami
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December 25, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
E Laurén, L Vikatmaa, E Kerkelä, T Kivipuro, T Krusius, M Syrjälä, J Ihalainen, V Pettilä
OBJECTIVES: The current trends in RBC use and pre- and post-transfusion Hb levels were analysed to improve practice and to provide international comparison. BACKGROUND: Indications for RBC transfusion have changed with growing scientific evidence. The lowest acceptable haemoglobin (Hb) level has decreased, and transfusing single units instead of pairs has become the new standard. Evidence-based guidelines and patient blood management (PBM) programmes increase clinician awareness of rational RBC use...
December 6, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
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December 2018: Transfusion Medicine
G D Poole
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December 2018: Transfusion Medicine
M Delaney, J Roberts, R Mazor, D Townsend-McCall, N H Saifee, M B Pagano, D C Matthews, K Stone
OBJECTIVES: Using a multidisciplinary approach and simulation, a massive transfusion process (MTP) was developed to care for patients in need of emergency transfusion. It was then assessed for effectiveness. BACKGROUND: After a series of sentinel emergency bleeding events, a reliable process for hospital staff to deliver appropriate blood products and obtain relevant laboratory tests to guide therapy for patients with emergency bleeding was needed. METHODS: To determine the feasibility of the new MTP, multidisciplinary teams participated in simulation events...
December 2018: Transfusion Medicine
A Z Al-Riyami, I Al-Nomani, S M Panchatcharam, L Wadsworth, M Al-Khabori, K Al-Farsi, H Al-Sabti
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to assess transfusion knowledge between different specialty board residents and to identify areas of need for further education. BACKGROUND: Physicians' knowledge of transfusion medicine (TM) is critical for patients' safety. Many clinicians who are involved in day-to-day transfusion practice have little or no formal training in TM. There are no studies to assess physician's TM knowledge locally. METHODS: A comprehensive anonymous survey was developed to assess baseline TM knowledge of all the residents...
December 2018: Transfusion Medicine
M M Ferreira-Silva, L A S Teixeira, M S Tibúrcio, G A Pereira, V Rodrigues, M Palis, P Afonso, M Alves, J M Feitosa, E Urias, E M Santos, S F G Carvalho, H Moraes-Souza
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the prevalence of visceral leishmaniasis in blood donors from three endemic regions in Brazil and evaluated the risk of transmission by transfusion. BACKGROUND: Despite strong evidence of the transmission of visceral leishmaniasis through blood transfusion, the real risk, an essential condition for taking effective measures to control this serious disease, has not been determined. METHODS: A multicentre study was performed in highly endemic areas...
December 2018: Transfusion Medicine
L A Williams, J Sun, B Masser
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to test a model integrating self-determination theory (SDT) and the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to predict intention to donate blood. BACKGROUND: Social science research suggests that motivational orientations outlined by SDT can be usefully integrated with constructs from the TPB to collectively predict intention and behaviour. Such analysis has not yet been undertaken in the context of blood donation. METHODS: A total of 458 currently eligible donors completed measures of blood donor motivations, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control (PBC) and intention...
November 11, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
M Rehn, A E Weaver, S Eshelby, J Røislien, D J Lockey
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November 5, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
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