Olle Berséus

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A new method for determining blood loss during transurethral operations is presented. Its basic principle is photometry of blood concentrations in haemolysed irrigating fluid. At test study was run on 50 patients who underwent transurethral prostatic resection because of hyperplasia. The photometer was of a type commonly used for routine determination of a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Keeping a small stock of liquid plasma readily available for transfusion is common practise in Sweden. We report data on complement activation markers in plasma components during storage in the liquid state and the kinetics of C3a-(desArg) after transfusion of autologous plasma with high content of C3a-(desArg). MATERIAL AND(More)
Microaggregate-poor erythrocyte concentrate with 3% dextran-60 as a plasma substitute was compared with microaggregate-poor whole blood for replacement of intra-operative and immediately postoperative blood loss. Sixty patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty randomly received either of these two forms of therapy. In accordance with the clinical routine(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing use of fresh blood group O whole blood in acute trauma medicine makes it important to reevaluate the issue of hemolytic reactions related to the transfusion of ABO-incompatible plasma. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS This review summarizes and evaluates published articles and case reports concerning hemolytic reactions in connection(More)
Countries vary greatly in their ability to produce their own blood products including albumin and IVIgG. Part of this variability depends on the supply of plasma within the country. As has been seen most recently in the UK, the quality of the plasma and its acceptability for plasma fractionation must also be considered. Therefore concerns regarding the(More)
BACKGROUND In Afghanistan, a substantial portion of resuscitative combat surgery is performed by US Army forward surgical teams (FSTs). Red blood cells (RBCs) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) are available at these facilities, but platelets are not. FST personnel frequently encounter high-acuity patient scenarios without the ability to transfuse platelets. An(More)
BACKGROUND Since 1996 adverse events (AE) in therapeutic apheresis (TA) have been more extensively registered in Sweden. This report analyzes the extent and relation of AEs to procedures and diagnoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS Reporting of TA performed in Sweden was centralized. A separate system for the registration of AE in TA was established and the data(More)
Toward the end of World War I and during World War II, whole-blood transfusions were the primary agent in the treatment of military traumatic hemorrhage. However, after World War II, the fractionation of whole blood into its components became widely accepted and replaced whole-blood transfusion to better accommodate specific blood deficiencies, logistics,(More)
Military experience and recent in vitro laboratory data provide a biological rationale for whole-blood use in the treatment of exsanguinating hemorrhage and have renewed interest in the reintroduction of fresh whole blood and cold-stored whole blood to patient care in austere environments. There is scant evidence to support, in a field environment, that a(More)
The Trauma Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research Network held its third annual Remote Damage Control Resuscitation Symposium in June 2013 in Bergen, Norway. The Trauma Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research Network is a multidisciplinary group of investigators with a common interest in improving outcomes and safety in patients with severe traumatic injury. The(More)