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The Chikungunya epidemic in Italy and its repercussion on the blood system.
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An estimate method to early assess the risk of viraemic blood donations by asymptomatic donors was developed, as a tool for "pragmatic" risk assessment and management, aiming at providing a reliable order of magnitude of the mean risk of CHIKV transmission through blood transfusion. Expand
Blood bank conditions and RBCs: the progressive loss of metabolic modulation
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The effect of storage on this metabolic modulation and its relationship with the alteration of membrane protein composition in human RBC is investigated. Expand
Convalescent plasma: new evidence for an old therapeutic tool?
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Convalescent blood products could be a valid option in the treatment/prophylaxis of several infectious diseases both in association with other drugs/preventive measures and as the only therapy when a specific treatment is not available. Expand
Zika virus and the never-ending story of emerging pathogens and transfusion medicine.
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Zika virus is the latest of these pathogens and is responsible for major outbreaks in Africa, Asia and, more recently, in previously infection-naïve territories of the Pacific area. Expand
The role of antenatal immunoprophylaxis in the prevention of maternal-foetal anti-Rh(D) alloimmunisation.
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The pathogenesis of haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) was definitively clarified in 1940 with the discovery of the Rhesus (Rh) blood group system by Landsteiner and Wiener and with the subsequent identification of the Rh(D) antigen. Expand
Deferral of males who had sex with other males
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This International Forum seeks to describe approaches to this issue and challenges to the status quo, in a snapshot in time, by comparing international practice on donor history questionnaires for the determination of blood donor eligibility. Expand
Multicentre standardisation of a clinical grade procedure for the preparation of allogeneic platelet concentrates from umbilical cord blood.
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A national programme to standardise the production of allogeneic cryopreserved cord blood platelet concentrates (CBPC) suitable for later preparation of clinical-grade cord blood Platelet gel is developed. Expand
Human Parvovirus B19 and blood product safety: a tale of twenty years of improvements.
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The role played by Parvovirus B19 (B19V) in compromising safety in transfusion medicine and the progressive measures to reduce the risks associated with the virus are analyzed. Expand
Accurate prediction of autologous stem cell apheresis yields using a double variable‐dependent method assures systematic efficiency control of continuous flow collection procedures
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Stem cell collection is a standard procedure for the procurement of autologous grafts to rescue myelosuppression induced by high‐dose treatments and accurate prediction of collection yields may contribute to optimize planning and quality control of collection. Expand
Integrated Human Surveillance Systems of West Nile Virus Infections in Italy: The 2012 Experience
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The implementation of preventive measures for W NV transmission through blood components allowed the detection of blood donors positive for WNV, avoiding the further spread of the disease and the Italian experience could be considered a good example of collaboration among different sectors of public health in a “one health” perspective. Expand
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