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BACKGROUND Over the last 2 decades, cord blood (CB) has become an important source of blood stem cells. Clinical experience has shown that CB is a viable source for blood stem cells in the field of unrelated hematopoietic blood stem cell transplantation. METHODS Studies of CB units (CBUs) stored and ordered from the US (National Marrow Donor Program(More)
  • Thomas Bart
  • ClinicoEconomics and outcomes research : CEOR
  • 2010
Umbilical cord blood (CB) has become, since its first successful use more than two decades ago, an increasingly important source of blood stem cells. In this light, an overview of current usage of CB in the field of unrelated hematopoietic blood stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is given. The three main sources of hematopoietic stem cells: bone marrow (BM),(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES For the prevention of blood shortages, it is essential for blood banks to design and implement donor recruitment and donor retention strategies that take into account the determinants of donor return. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied the behaviour of first-time blood donors in the region of Basel, Switzerland, between 1996 and(More)
BACKGROUND To obtain a better understanding of factors affecting blood and blood stem cell donation behavior in Switzerland, a series of studies has been performed. In the recent study of this series, which is described here, motivators and barriers in the field of blood and blood stem cell donation were identified. METHODS Web-based survey data from a(More)
The fluxes of H+, K+ and Lac-- ions in suspension of E. coli were studied by means of ion-selective electrodes. It was shown that the stoichiometry of DCCD-sensitive ionic exchange is 2H : K+ : Lac--. It was supposed that the bacteria maintains intracellular macroscopic electroneutrality by secretion of Lac-- anions during activity of proton-potassium pump,(More)
A potentiometric rapid method for control of phenylacetic acid (PAA) concentration in production of ++beta-lactam antibiotics is described. The method is based on ion selective electrodes with a film membrane. The results of the theoretical and experimental studies on estimation of the electrode selectivity specific of PAA in the presence of various(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to compare individual characteristics associated with blood donation in the German and Swiss population between 1994 and 2010. METHODS Population-based survey data from the Eurobarometer 1994 and 2009, the Swiss Health Survey 1997, and the Swiss Blood Donation Survey 2010 were used to compare age-adjusted percentages of(More)
Essential hypertension is characterized by parallel and potentially reversible vascular and cardiac adaptations. In our study, capillaroscopy, echocardiography, and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure profiles were performed in 17 patients (aged 33-63 years; mean, 52 years) with mild-to-moderate hypertension. We measured morphological and hemodynamic parameters(More)