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Transfusion of pooled buffy coat platelet components prepared with photochemical pathogen inactivation treatment: the euroSPRITE trial.
A nucleic acid-targeted photochemical treatment (PCT) using amotosalen HCl (S-59) and ultraviolet A (UVA) light was developed to inactivate viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and leukocytes in plateletExpand
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DAR, a new RhD variant involving exons 4, 5, and 7, often in linkage with ceAR, a new Rhce variant frequently found in African blacks.
The highly polymorphic Rh system is encoded by 2 homologous genes RHD and RHCE. Gene rearrangements, deletions, or point mutations may cause partial D and CE antigens. In this study, a new RHDExpand
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Clinical effectiveness of leucoreduced, pooled donor platelet concentrates, stored in plasma or additive solution with and without pathogen reduction
Pathogen reduction (PR) of platelet products increases costs and available clinical studies are equivocal with respect to clinical and haemostatic effectiveness. We conducted a multicentre,Expand
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Quality of life measurement in patients with transfusion‐dependent myelodysplastic syndromes
Summary. The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal disorders characterized by dysplasia in at least two myeloid cell lines. Fatigue is one of the most significant symptoms. MDS patients areExpand
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New insights into fatigue and health-related quality of life after delivery.
BACKGROUND A delivery has a major impact on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the new mother, especially on fatigue. A common complication during delivery that might have a relationshipExpand
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Clinical significance of bacteriologic screening in platelet concentrates.
BACKGROUND Despite routine bacterial screening with a bacterial culturing system (BacT/ALERT, bioMerieux) of platelet (PLT) concentrates, two cases of life-threatening sepsis attributed to transfusedExpand
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Psychometric evaluation of health-related quality of life measures in women after different types of delivery.
OBJECTIVE We examined the psychometric properties of three internationally established measures for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in women after vaginal delivery (VD), elective cesareanExpand
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Determinants of health-related quality of life in the postpartum period after obstetric complications.
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of socio-demographic, clinical parameters and obstetric complications on postpartum health-related quality of life (HRQoL). STUDY DESIGN We used data of threeExpand
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A multicenter randomized study of the efficacy of transfusions with platelets stored in platelet additive solution II versus plasma.
Randomized studies testing the clinical efficacy of platelet additive solutions (PASs) for storage of platelets are scarce and often biased by patient selection. We conducted a multicenter,Expand
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Postpartum Hemorrhage and Transfusion of Blood and Blood Components
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is one of the top 5 causes of maternal mortality in developed and developing countries. The incidence of PPH is 40% after vaginal delivery and 30% after cesarean section.Expand
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