Ruby N I Pietersz

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INTRODUCTION We showed earlier that metabolically suppressed platelets (MSP) prepared by incubation in glucose-free, antimycin A medium at 37 degrees C better sustained storage at 4 degrees C than untreated controls at 22 degrees C. However, the use of the mitochondrial inhibitor antimycin A is incompatible with platelet transfusion. OBJECTIVES The aim of(More)
The activation of platelets during the preparation of platelet concentrates (PCs) by two methods was compared. To eliminate interdonor differences, 2 units of whole blood were pooled and subsequently divided into two batches. From one batch, the platelets were harvested as pelleted platelets from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and from the other as nonpelleted(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Our requirements for leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates (LD-PC) for an adult patient are: platelets >240x10(9), leukocytes <5x10(6), volume of 150-400 ml; and at the end of storage a pH between 6.8 and 7.4 and presence of the swirling effect. Our aim was to develop a standardized, semiautomated method for the production of(More)
A method is described to prepare platelet concentrates from the buffycoat of citrate-phosphate-dextrose (CPD) blood in a closed four-bag system and to store the platelets in autologous plasma under sterile conditions. After separation of the blood into plasma, buffycoat and leukocyte- and thrombocyte-poor red cell concentrate,(More)
A special insert was developed for centrifuge cups in order to prepare leukocyte-poor platelet concentrates from buffy coats by using quadruple citrate phosphate dextrose-saline adenine glucose mannitol systems from different manufacturers. Each centrifuge cup could contain up to 4 sets of double bags allowing the preparation of 24 platelet concentrates per(More)
During storage, human platelet concentrates progressively lose the capacity to survive and function in vivo after transfusion. A shape transformation from disc to sphere is the most reliable in vitro determinant for the loss of the in vivo survival of platelets. To find an objective measurement for platelet morphology, we studied the effect of(More)
The effect of rapid cooling to 20-24 degrees C of whole blood immediately after collection, using 'cooling units' with butane-1,4-diol and prolonged storage up to 24 h at ambient temperature was investigated in the whole blood and the subsequently prepared plasma, buffy coat and buffy-coat-poor red cell concentrate (BC-poor RCC) in(More)
The purpose of the present overview was to determine the factors influencing the removal of infectious agents from red cell concentrates by filtration. In general, the efficacy of the filtration method depends on the physical as well as the functional properties of blood cells. These properties are highly influenced by the changes exerted on the blood cells(More)
To study survival and function of leukocyte-poor platelet concentrates (lp-PC) prepared from buffy coats, random platelet transfusions requested for thrombocytopenic patients were evaluated. The lp-PC issued were stored at 22 degrees C for either 1, 3 or 5 days before transfusion. From 31 transfusions, posttransfusion corrected count increments (CCI),(More)