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COVID-19 and coagulation: bleeding and thrombotic manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 infection
TLDR
Elevated D-dimer at initial presentation was predictive of coagulation-associated complications during hospitalization and ESR, CRP, fibrinogen, ferritin, and procalcitonin were higher in patients with thrombotic complications than in those without.
Current usage of intravenous immune globulin and the rationale behind it: the Massachusetts General Hospital data and a review of the literature
TLDR
Intravenous immune globulin has been approved for use in 6 conditions: immune thrombocytopenic purpura, pediatric HIV infection, Kawasaki disease, prevention of graft versus host disease (GVHD) and infection in bone marrow transplant recipients.
Effect of fresh‐frozen plasma transfusion on prothrombin time and bleeding in patients with mild coagulation abnormalities
TLDR
A prospective audit of all FFP transfusions at the Massachusetts General Hospital between September 2, 2004, and September 30, 2005, was performed to determine the effect of FFP on coagulation variables and correlation with bleeding in patients with mildly prolonged coagulated values.
An international study of the performance of sample collection from patients
TLDR
The aim of this international collaborative study was to assess the frequency of mislabelled and miscollected samples drawn for blood grouping.
Utilization management in a large urban academic medical center: a 10-year experience.
TLDR
Highlights from the experiences include the importance of implementing an institutional organizational structure to support utilization management, the central role fulfilled by clinical pathologists as leaders of the program, the ability to obtain timely utilization data, and careful selection of the most appropriate implementation tools tailored to the unique circumstances of each utilization management initiative.
Paucity of studies to support that abnormal coagulation test results predict bleeding in the setting of invasive procedures: an evidence‐based review
BACKGROUND: The literature was systematically reviewed to determine whether a prolonged prothrombin time or elevated international normalized ratio predicts bleeding during invasive diagnostic
The ABO blood group system and Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
TLDR
A broad range of available evidence suggests that the origin, distribution, and relative proportion of ABO blood groups in humans may have been directly influenced by selective genetic pressure from P falciparum infection.
Emily Cooley Lecture 2002: transfusion safety in the hospital
  • W. Dzik
  • Medicine
    Transfusion
  • 1 September 2003
TLDR
This paper summarizes the 2002 Emily Cooley lecture, which called for a realignment of priorities in the field of transfusion medicine away from excess attention to the component and toward the interests of the patient.
A prospective, randomized clinical trial of universal WBC reduction
BACKGROUND : Recipient exposure to allogeneic donor WBCs results in transfusion complications for selected populations of recipients. Whether or not WBC reduction should be universally applied is
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