Trends in the incidence of delayed hemolytic and delayed serologic transfusion reactions.

@article{Pineda1999TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the incidence of delayed hemolytic and delayed serologic transfusion reactions.},
  author={Alvaro A Pineda and Eleftherios C. Vamvakas and Lee D. Gorden and Jeffrey L Winters and S. Breanndan Moore},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1999},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={1097-103}
}
BACKGROUND An increasing incidence of delayed hemolytic and delayed serologic transfusion reactions (DHTRs/DSTRs) has been seen at the Mayo Clinic since 1978. Recently, the average length of stay (LOS) for inpatients and the average number of red cell transfusions per inpatient (TPI) decreased, and the albumin and papain technique for RBC antibody detection was replaced by a polyethylene glycol technique. These changes may have affected the incidence of DHTRs/DSTRs. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING