Ursula Katharina Bauerfeind

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BACKGROUND The GERMS Group initiated a prospective multicenter study to assess prevalence and nature of bacterial contamination of pooled buffy-coat platelet concentrates (PPCs) and apheresis platelet concentrates (APCs) by routine screening with a bacterial culture system. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS In nine centers overall, 52,243 platelet (PLT)(More)
De novo donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA) after renal transplantation are known to be correlated with poor graft outcome and the development of acute and chronic rejection. Currently, data for the influence of de novo DSA in patient cohorts including only living-donor renal transplantations (LDRT) are limited. A consecutive cohort of 88 LDRT was tested(More)
INTRODUCTION Different transfusion ratio concepts of packed red blood cells (pRBCs), fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and platelets (PLTs) have been implemented in trauma care, but the optimal ratios are still discussed. In this study the hemostatic potential of two predefined ratios was assessed by using an in vitro thrombelastometric approach. Furthermore, age(More)
Pumpless extracorporeal carbon dioxide elimination using the interventional lung assist (iLA) membrane ventilator is a modern concept for the treatment of hypercapnia due to respiratory failure which cannot be sufficiently treated by conventional strategies. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II (HIT II) is considered to be an absolute contraindication(More)
This presentation shows our experiences with the preoperative autologous blood donation existing since 1987, 246 patients of the cardiothoracic surgery participated in this program. The preoperative concentration of hemoglobin was above 12g/dl 76.8% of the patients despite the frequent donations, 36.5% of the participants could be transfused with their own(More)
BACKGROUND Rd (SC4) is a low-frequency antigen of the Scianna blood group system. Only very few reports on anti-Rd in pregnancy exist. Mild to moderate hemolytic disease of the newborn caused by anti-Rd has been reported. This report may add further information on the clinical significance of anti-Rd for the fetus. CASE REPORT In a case of severe fetal(More)
BACKGROUND A fully automated single-tube assay with tubes (BD TruCOUNT, BD Biosciences) for absolute counting of residual cells in freshly prepared plasma by flow cytometry was developed (BD Plasma Count). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The nucleic acid dye thiazole orange stains white blood cells (WBCs). The monoclonal antibodies anti-CD41a-peridinin(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES DNA typing of the human Rh blood groups generally shows good agreement with serologically defined phenotypes. However, in the present report we describe four individuals who were declared Rh e negative by genotyping although they express the Rh e antigen. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serotyping was performed using mono- and polyclonal(More)
At the University of Cologne Hospital, 1062 kidney transplants in adults and 136 pediatric transplants were performed between 1990 and 2014. Immunosuppressive therapy was changed during this time period from a therapy with anti-lymphocyte globulin induction followed by a triple therapy to a period using induction (IL2 receptor antagonists) followed by low(More)
The occurrence of ectopic intestinal/enteric-type epithelium at the vulva is a rare entity sometimes mimicking intraepithelial neoplasia or malignant disease. Here, we report a case of an 82-yr-old woman with a long-standing (10 yr) white papillary lesion with some reddish areas at her left labium, extending into the vaginal introitus. Biopsy reports(More)