Eric G W Gouwerok

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BACKGROUND Deterioration of platelet (PLT) quality during storage is accompanied by an increase in lactate production, indicating a decrease in mitochondrial function. In this study, the optimal conditions under which the fluorescent dye JC-1 can be used to detect changes in mitochondrial function in PLTs were established. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS PLTs(More)
BACKGROUND Stored platelets (PLTs) are metabolically active, resulting in a decrease of pH during storage. The pH of PLT concentrates (PCs) is recognized as a measure of quality, and pH limits are set by regulatory bodies. A pH sensor was built into a PLT storage container, and the feasibility of testing pH using a noninvasive fluorescent measurement method(More)
BACKGROUND The plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) is a common component in blood bags. DEHP is noncovalently bound to polyvinylchloride (PVC) polymer and can leach into the blood product. There are public concerns that exposure to DEHP might induce developmental and reproductive toxicity in humans. The aim of this study was to evaluate an(More)
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