Harprit Singh

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The quality of platelet concentrates (PC) is an important issue in transfusion therapy. Recently, platelet indices have been used as markers for the quality control of PCs, as these reflect storage-induced shape changes in platelets. We also analyzed platelet indices such as platelet count, which could be detrimental and influence the rate of pH change(More)
BACKGROUND Concerns regarding transfusion-transmitted infections and non-availability of blood components in developing nations, make it crucial to optimize fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfusions and reduce wastage. METHODS A concurrent prospective study of FFP usage was carried out in a tertiary care hospital in north India. RESULTS A total of 595(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Platelet storage lesions (PSL) are detrimental to the post transfusion functional capacity of platelets. As EDTA enhances the storage-induced changes, changes in platelet indices with and without EDTA incubation are promising new tests to monitor the PSL. The present study was undertaken to monitor the PSL in 40 units of pooled(More)