Hans Gulliksson

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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 platelet components. We conducted a controlled, randomized, double-blinded trial in thrombocytopenic patients requiring repeated platelet transfusions for up to 56 days of(More)
Leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates were prepared from pools of 4 buffy coats on the day after blood collection (BC-PC). The storage medium was composed of citrate phosphate dextrose plasma and a platelet-additive solution. Autologous transfusions of 111In-labelled platelets in 9 healthy volunteers were performed on the day of preparation (day 1) and(More)
Concentrations of ara-CTP in leukemic cells isolated from CSF and of ara-C in lumbar CSF were measured following intraventricular ara-C administration in two girls with refractory meningeal leukemia. CSF samples were collected with a permanent intrathecal-lumbar catheter. In contrast to the comparatively short retention of ara-C in the CSF (t1/2 1.8 to 2.9(More)
BACKGROUND The pH environment of stored platelet (PLT) products is recognized as an important factor and is generally used as a key surrogate measure of PLT viability. It is the only in vitro measurement that has been translated into industry standards and regulatory rules or specifications for storage of PLT products. The objective of this study was to(More)
Aging of platelets after in vitro storage at 22 degrees C is significantly slower than aging of platelets in vivo at 37 degrees C, a situation that may make long-term storage of platelets possible. Three approaches appear to be of specific importance: (1) to reduce the activation of platelets during collection of blood and the preparation and storage of(More)
The in vitro effects of storage of platelets prepared from 4 or 6 pooled buffy coat (BC) units and stored in a platelet storage medium consisting of 30-40% of CPD plasma or alternatively half-strength citrate CPD (0.5 CPD) plasma and 60-70% of different alternative platelet additive solutions (PASs) were evaluated. Measurements of mean platelet volume, pH,(More)
BACKGROUND Whole blood (WB) can be held at room temperature (18-25°C) up to 8 hours after collection; thereafter the unit must be refrigerated, rendering it unsuitable for platelet (PLT) production. Overnight hold at room temperature before processing has logistic advantages, and we evaluated this process in an international multicenter study for both buffy(More)
BACKGROUND A novel short-wave ultraviolet light (UVC) pathogen reduction technology (THERAFLEX UV-Platelets; MacoPharma, Mouvaux, France) without the need of any additional photoactive reagent has recently been evaluated for various bacteria and virus infectivity assays. The use of UVC alone has on the one hand been shown to reduce pathogens but may, on the(More)