Cees Th. Smit Sibinga

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Blood coagulation tests were performed on admission to the hospital and on consecutive days after severe and moderate head injury in 34 patients. Platelet counts and fibrinogen were normal at admission and raised thereafter. The partial thromboplastin time was shortened at admission and lengthened in the following days. Fibrinolytic activity was enhanced at(More)
Temporal changes in serum S-100 protein levels were compared between patients with ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In addition, S-100 levels were correlated with clinical severity and outcome. Measurements were done with a LIA-mat((R)) Sangtec((R)) 100 using an automated immunoluminometric assay. Serum(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse transfusion reactions can cause morbidity and death to patients who receive a blood transfusion. Blood transfusion practice in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda is analyzed to see if and when these practices play a role in the morbidity and mortality of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS An observational study on three wards of Mulago(More)
Health care includes supportive services such as laboratory, radiology and blood transfusion. To manage blood supply centres and hospital blood transfusion services, leadership development is paramount. In 2000, a post-academic Master course for Management of Transfusion Medicine (MMTM) was initiated, focused on restricted economy countries. E-learning has(More)
BACKGROUND Each country faces a continuing challenge to collect enough blood to meet the national needs. According to WHO, there should be at least 20 blood donations per 1,000 population for developing countries, in Kazakhstan this indicator was only 16.8 in 2011. Thus, we conducted an epidemiological assessment and drew a map of the regional distribution(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion-transmissible infections such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C are among the greatest threats to blood safety for transfusion recipients and pose a serious public health problem. The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiological aspects of hepatitis B and C in Kazakhstani donor's blood over the period 2000-2011. METHODS The data(More)
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