Montse Claparols

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BACKGROUND The transfusion of red cell (RBC) bags with high amounts of potassium (K(+)) causes concern about an increased risk of cardiac arrest because of transient hyperkalemia. To prevent K(+) overload, a K(+) adsorption filter (PAF) is available for use at bedside. The aim of the present study was to analyze the efficacy in reducing K(+) load in(More)
Transglutaminases have a range of catalytic activities, most of which concern the post-translational modification of proteins. The most important of these activities is the cross-linking of proteins into large supramolecular networks. The widespread use of transglutaminases has increased the demand for an inexpensive, efficient and safe source of(More)
We compared the data of our quality control laboratory of the blood components according to the blood component preparation method that we used. We prepared blood components from top and top whole blood (WB) bags and manual pooling of buffy coats (BCs) (method I) or from top and bottom WB bags and automated pooling of BCs with OrbiSac (method II). Pooled(More)
Thirty-six fresh frozen plasma (FFP) units obtained from whole blood donations were used for 12 replicate experiments. For each replicate experiment, three ABO-matched FFP units were pooled and divided into three units containing different volumes of identical plasma. One unit was used as control FFP, one unit was treated with methylene blue plus visible(More)
The proportion of blood donors with positive infectious disease markers was statistically higher in our population of 3,614 autologous donors than in our population of 276,106 first-time volunteer donors (p<0.005). Our data suggest that our autologous donor population is not as safe as our first-time volunteer donor population.
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