Deborah J Pinchon

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Although acute non-haemolytic febrile or allergic reactions (ATRs) are a common complication of transfusion and often result in little or no morbidity, prompt recognition and management are essential. The serious hazards of transfusion haemovigilance organisation (SHOT) receives 30-40 reports of anaphylactic reactions each year. Other serious complications(More)
BACKGROUND Relatively minor bleeding (e.g., bruising and/or petechiae) may cause patient distress. This systematic review's objective was to assess whether bleeding affects health-related quality of life (HRQoL) or illness perceptions or representations (IPs) in patients with hematologic malignancies or myelodysplasia (MDS). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We(More)
The main treatment for many patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) remains red cell transfusion to attenuate the symptoms of chronic anemia. Fatigue can reduce a patient's health related quality of life (HRQoL), but there is little understanding of the optimal use of transfusions to improve this. A systematic review was performed to identify and(More)
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