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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Transfusion and Apheresis Science 1.75
M. Laher (University of the Witwatersrand), M. Patel (University of the Witwatersrand)
Abstract Background Rational and appropriate use of blood and blood products is important in a resource limited setting like South Africa. Proper education is required in decision-making and management with regard to blood transfusion. Status of the current knowledge of blood transfusion practice is also necessary in order to identify target areas of teaching and patient management. Objective To assess the knowledge regarding blood and blood products among doctors of varying ranks at the Univers...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Transfusion and Apheresis Science 1.75
Jasem Saki12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences),
Masoud Foroutan7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 2 AuthorsL. Nazari
Abstract Background Toxoplasmosis is a cosmopolitan parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii ( T. gondii ). Blood transfusion is a probable route of T. gondii transmission. Due to lack of information about seroprevalence of T. gondii in healthy blood donors, this study was aimed to determine the chronic and acute infection using serological and molecular methods. Material and methods In this cross-sectional investigation, 380 samples were collected from donated bloods. Anti- Toxoplasma IgG ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Transfusion and Apheresis Science 1.75
Sean Yates6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Eric Fitts + 1 AuthorsRavi Sarode11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
Abstract Routine mixing studies are frequently used to evaluate patients presenting with prolonged partial thromboplastin times (PTT) and/or prothrombin times (PT). Unfortunately, mixing studies have a number of inherent limitations including lack of standardization in terms of what defines normal pooled plasma (NPP), the processing of a patient’s plasma for platelet removal (platelet poor plasma versus platelet-free plasma), performance of appropriate controls, conducting an incubation step to ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Transfusion and Apheresis Science 1.75
Sedigheh Amini Kafi-Abad5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Azadeh Omidkhoda1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Tehran University of Medical Sciences),
Ali Akbar Pourfatollah2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tarbiat Modares University)
Abstract Back ground Although blood components are precious resources, their wastage is still a problem in hospitals all over the world. As no comprehensive study has evaluated hospital wastage in Iran, the main aim of the study was to identify the wastage as a percentage of issue during 2005–2015 and the secondary objective was to focus on the reasons of the blood components wastage. Study designs and Methods Wastage as a percentage of issues was calculated for red blood cells, plasma and plate...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Transfusion and Apheresis Science 1.75
Abstract Early administration of blood products following severe trauma is pivotal for establishing hemostasis and achieving successful outcomes. Platelet transfusions, in particular, provide rapid control of hemostasis and help to restore platelet dysfunction induced by trauma. In the U.S. platelets used for therapeutic purposes are stored at room temperature with a limited shelf life of 5-7 days. Issues with room temperature storage of platelets, including an increased risk of bacterial growth...
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Transfusion and Apheresis Science 1.75
Maria José Gomes (Instituto Politécnico Nacional), António Nogueira (Instituto Politécnico Nacional)+ 1 AuthorsCristina Teixeira1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Instituto Politécnico Nacional)
Abstract Background Undergraduate students are a target for blood donation, as they constitute a young healthy and well-informed group. Aim To understand motivations and attitudes underpinning the act of blood donation among undergraduate health science students. Materials and methods Cross-sectional study enrolling undergraduate students of a College of Health Sciences in the Northeast of Portugal (January/February, 2017). Data collection tool was a self-administered questionnaire covering ques...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Transfusion and Apheresis Science 1.75
Snorre Brundtland Saeveraas (University of Bergen), Jerard Seghatchian21
Estimated H-index: 21
+ 1 AuthorsTor Hervig26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Bergen)
Abstract Thromboelastography (TEG) has been part of the assessment of patients receiving massive transfusion (MT) at Haukeland university hospital (HUH) since 2007. However, the test has been used inconsistently, and in general, the value of the test in evaluation of patients with critical bleeding is still debated, although it has been suggested that the TEG-guided treatment decreases blood usage. This single-centre retrospective study examines the use of TEG and discusses its place as part of ...
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