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Importance of information provision in the acceptance of blood donation criteria by the general public in Belgium
Bert Avau, Emmy De Buck, Philippe Vandekerckhove, Veerle Compernolle
Diagnosis and care of patients with mild haemophilia: practical recommendations for clinical management
Gary Benson, Günter Auerswald, Gerry Dolan, Anne Duffy, Cedric Hermans, Rolf Ljung, Massimo Morfini, Silva Zupancic Šalek
Characteristics of thawed pooled cryoprecipitate stored at refrigerated temperature for 24 hours
Esther P. Soundar, Meredith Reyes, Laura Korte, Arthur Bracey
Testing direct oral anticoagulants: embedding in structured long-term care
Hugo ten Cate
Reply to "High-titre inhibitors in previously untreated patients with severe haemophilia A receiving recombinant or plasma-derived factor VIII: a budget-impact analysis" by Messori et al.
Albert Farrugia, Megha Bansal
Cell salvage for postpartum haemorrhage during vaginal delivery: a case series
Grace Lim, Eleni Kotsis, Jamie M. Zorn, Patricia L. Dalby, Catherine J. Ralph, Jonathan H. Waters
Position Paper on laboratory testing for patients on direct oral anticoagulants. A Consensus Document from the SISET, FCSA, SIBioC and SIPMeL
Armando Tripodi, Walter Ageno, Marcello Ciaccio, Cristina Legnani, Giuseppe Lippi, Cesare Manotti, Rossella Marcucci, Marco Moia, Benedetto Morelli, Daniela Poli, Agostino Steffan, Sophie Testa
Paediatric venous thromboembolism: a report from the Italian Registry of Thrombosis in Children (RITI)
Paola Giordano, Massimo Grassi, Paola Saracco, Angelo C. Molinari, Chiara Gentilomo, Agnese Suppiej, Giuseppe Indolfi, Donatella Lasagni, Matteo Luciani, Fiammetta Piersigilli, Maria C. Putti, Lidia L. Rota, Stefano Sartori, Paolo Simioni, the Paediatric Thrombosis Working Group of the RITI (see Appendix I)
Use of fresh-frozen plasma in 2012 at the Fondazione Ca' Granda Hospital of Milan: assessment of appropriateness using record linkage techniques applied to data routinely recorded in various hospital information systems
Monica Lanzoni, Barbara Olivero, Andrea Artoni, Maurizio Marconi, Elisabetta Raspollini, Silvana Castaldi
Heparin-like effect resistant to protamine in a child with haemorrhagic shock. Do we need heparinase?
Mirco Nacoti, Diego Cantù, Daniele Bonacina, Federico Lussana, Ezio Bonanomi, Marina Marchetti, Anna Falanga
Enhanced opsonisation of Rhesus D-positive human red blood cells by recombinant polymeric immunoglobulin G anti-G antibodies
Dylana Díaz-Solano, Jaheli Fuenmayor, Ramon F. Montaño
Diagnosis and management of patients with von Willebrand's disease in Italy: an Expert Meeting Report
Flora Peyvandi
Current challenges in the diagnosis and management of patients with inherited von Willebrand's disease in Italy: an Expert Meeting Report on the diagnosis and surgical and secondary long-term prophylaxis
Piercarla Schinco, Giancarlo Castaman, Antonio Coppola, Dorina Cultrera, Cosimo Ettorre, Anna C. Giuffrida, Emanuela Marchesini, Renato Marino, Marta Milan, Claudio Molinari, Simona M. Siboni, Ezio Zanon, Augusto B. Federici
High-titre inhibitors in previously untreated patients with severe haemophilia A receiving recombinant or plasma-derived factor VIII: a budget-impact analysis
Andrea Messori, Flora Peyvandi, Sabrina Trippoli, Roberta Palla, Frits R. Rosendaal, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci
Mild-to-moderate foeto-maternal haemorrhage in the third trimester and at term of pregnancy: quantitative determination and clinical-diagnostic evaluation
Fausta Beneventi, Chiara Cavagnoli, Elena Locatelli, Silvia Bariselli, Margherita Simonetta, Gianluca Viarengo, Cesare Perotti, Arsenio Spinillo
Haemolysis, pure red cell aplasia and red cell antibody formation associated with major and bidirectional ABO incompatible haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Gordana Tomac, Ines Bojanic, Sanja Mazic, Ivana Vidovic, Mirela Raos, Branka Golubic Cepulic, Ranka Serventi Seiwerth, Jadranka Kelecic, Boris Labar
Quality assessment and transfusion efficacy of buffy coat-derived platelet concentrates washed with platelet additive solution
Hermógenes Fernández-Muñoz, Cristina Castilla-Llorente, Eva M. Plaza, Cristina Martínez-Millán, Inmaculada Heras, Pastora Iniesta, María L. Amigo, Francisca Ferrer-Marin, María J. Candela, María L. Lozano, Vicente Vicente, José Rivera
Is it time to re-think a sustainable banking model for the Italian Cord Blood Network?
Nicoletta Sacchi
A cost analysis of public cord blood banks belonging to the Italian Cord Blood Network
Simonetta Pupella, Maria Bianchi, Anna Ceccarelli, Deanna Calteri, Letizia Lombardini, Andrea Giornetti, Giuseppe Marano, Massimo Franchini, Giuliano Grazzini, Giancarlo M. Liumbruno
Reporting transfusion-related acute lung injury by clinical and preclinical disciplines
Anna L. Peters, Emma K. van de Weerdt, Eline J. Goudswaard, Jan M. Binnekade, Jaap J. Zwaginga, Erik A.M. Beckers, Sacha S. Zeerleder, Marian G.J. van Kraaij, Nicole P. Juffermans, Alexander P.J. Vlaar
Strategies to identify candidates for D variant genotyping
Xunda Luo, Margaret A. Keller, Ian James, Michelle Grant, Shiguang Liu, Kellie Simmons Massey, Andrew Czulewicz, Sandra Nance, Yanhua Li
Non-invasive foetal RhD genotyping to guide anti-D prophylaxis: an external quality assurance workshop
Frederik B. Clausen, Angela N. Barrett, Grethe R. Krog, Kirstin Finning, Morten H. Dziegiel
Haemophilia A: the consequences of de novo mutations. Two case reports
Federica Zarrilli, Antonio Coppola, Michele Schiavulli, Ernesto Cimino, Ausilia Elce, Giuseppe Rescigno, Giuseppe Castaldo, Felice Amato
Introduction of thromboelastometry-guided administration of fresh-frozen plasma is associated with decreased allogeneic blood transfusions and post-operative blood loss in cardiopulmonary-bypass surgery
Junko Ichikawa, Takahito Marubuchi, Keiko Nishiyama, Mitsuharu Kodaka, Klaus Görlinger, Makoto Ozaki, Makiko Komori
Blood donor deferral policies across Europe and characteristics of men who have sex with men screened for human immunodeficiency virus in blood establishments: data from the European Men-who-have-sex-with-men Internet Survey (EMIS)
Susanne B. Schink, Ruth Offergeld, Axel J. Schmidt, Ulrich Marcus
Passive haemovigilance of blood components treated with a riboflavin-based pathogen reduction technology
Dariusz Piotrowski, Zofia Przybylska-Baluta,Teresa Jimenez-Marco, Lina Kryzauskaite, Andreas Papachronis, Aliki Marinaki, Paul Höcker, Sigrid Cherrier-De Wilde, Marcia Cardoso
Strategies for reducing the risk of transfusion-transmitted leishmaniasis in an area endemic for Leishmania infantum: a patient- and donor-targeted approach
Teresa Jimenez-Marco, Cristina Riera, Enrique Girona-Llobera, Carmen Guillen, Laura Iniesta, Magdalena Alcover, Diana Berenguer, Alba Pujol, Miriam Tomás-Pérez, Beatriz Cancino-Faure, Teresa Serra, Martín Mascaró, Joan Gascó, Roser Fisa
Clinically relevant non-major bleeding with oral anticoagulants: non-major may not be trivial
Laura Franco, Cecilia Becattini, Simone Vanni, Rodolfo Sbrojavacca, Cinzia Nitti, Giorgia Manina, Luca Masotti, Fulvio Pomero, Sergio Cattinelli, Roberto Cappelli, Roberta Re, Giancarlo Agnelli
Effect of storage period of red blood cell suspensions on helper T-cell subpopulations
Salih H. Bal, Yasemin Heper, Levent T. Kumas, Furkan Guvenc, Ferah Budak, Güher Göral, Haluk B. Oral
A preliminary evaluation of next-generation sequencing as a screening tool for targeted genotyping of erythrocyte and platelet antigens in blood donors
Agnieszka Orzinska, Katarzyna Guz, Michal Mikula, Maria Kulecka, Anna Kluska, Aneta Balabas, Monika Pelc-Klopotowska, Jerzy Ostrowski, Ewa Brojer
Application of a clot-based assay to measure the procoagulant activity of stored allogeneic red blood cell concentrates
Bérangère Devalet, Adeline Wannez, Nicolas Bailly, Lutfiye Alpan, Damien Gheldof, Jonathan Douxfils, Véronique Deneys, Benoît Bihin, Bernard Chatelain, Jean-Michel Dogné, Christian Chatelain, François Mullier
Increase of plasma concentration to 10% improves a number of in vitro storage parameters of apheresis platelets suspended in a bicarbonate-containing additive solution and stored with a 24-hour interruption of agitation
Stephen J. Wagner, Andrey Skripchenko, Cheryl A. Hapip, Nadine Kaelber, Annette Turgeon
Effects of potassium adsorption filters on the removal of ammonia from blood products
Hiroshi Fujita, Yoko Shiotani, Yuko Takada, Shigeko Nishimura
Use of dabigatran and rivaroxaban in non-valvular atrial fibrillation: one-year follow-up experience in an Italian centre
Mario Schiavoni, Maurizio Margaglione, Antonella Coluccia
Molecular basis of the Duffy blood group system
Gabriela Höher, Marilu Fiegenbaum, Silvana Almeida
Transfusion-associated circulatory overload in adult, medical emergency patients with perspectives on early warning practice: a single-centre, clinical study
Fanny Gosmann, Astrid Nørgaard, Maj-Britt Rasmussen, Charlotte Rahbek, Jens Seeberg, Tom Møller
Bidirectional ine­fficacy or intolerability of thrombopoietin receptor agonists: new data and a concise review
Fabian Depré, Nasra Aboud, Beate Mayer, Abdulgabar Salama
The age of stored erythrocytes influences methaemoglobin formation when circulated in a heart-lung machine model
Lea Krampen, Stefanie Krajewski, Heike Roth, Rupert Handgretinger, Christian Schlensak, Gernot Bruchelt, Hans P. Wendel
Clinical experience reversing factor Xa inhibitors with four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate in a community hospital
Katie B. Tellor, Naomi S. Barasch, Brian M. Lee
Flow cytometry analysis of platelet populations: usefulness for monitoring the storage lesion in pooled buffy-coat platelet concentrates
Dušan Vucetic, Vesna Ilic, Danilo Vojvodic, Vesna Subota, Milena Todorovic, Bela Balint
Platelet components: is there need or room for quality control assays of storage lesions?
Olivier Garraud
Genetic factors associated with iron storage in Australian blood donors
Yu Ji, Robert Flower, Catherine Hyland, Nargess Saiepour, Helen Faddy
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease deferral in Canada: impact of stop dates
Sheila F. O'Brien, Wenli Fan, Qi-Long Yi, Samra Uzicanin, Lori Osmond, Mindy Goldman
Performance evaluation study of ID CORE XT, a high throughput blood group genotyping platform
Mónica López, Izaskun Apraiz, Montserrat Rubia, Mercedes Piedrabuena, Maria Azkarate, Barbera Veldhuisen, Miguel Á. Vesga, Ellen van Der Schoot, Fernando Puente, Diego Tejedor
FUT1 mutations responsible for the H-deficient phenotype in the Polish population, including the first example of an abolished start codon
Bogumila Michalewska, Martin L. Olsson, Grazyna Naremsk, Jolanta Walenciak, Annika K. Hult, Agnieszka Ozog, Katarzyna Guz, Ewa Brojer, Jill R. Storry
Cost-utility and budget impact of methylene blue-treated plasma compared to quarantine plasma
Joseph B. Babigumira, Solomon J. Lubinga, Emma Castro, Brian Custer
Low-dose erythropoietin treatment is not associated with clinical benefits in severely anaemic Jehovah's Witnesses: a plea for a change
Andrei M. Beliaev, Sara J. Allen, Paget Milsom, Parma Nand, Warren M. Smith, Colleen J. Bergin
The Bleeding Assessment Tool and laboratory data in the characterisation of a female with inherited haemophilia A
Viviana Daidone, Eva Galletta, Antonella Bertomoro, Alessandra Casonato
Single-stranded DNA aptamer targeting and neutralization of anti-D alloantibody: a potential therapeutic strategy for haemolytic diseases caused by Rhesus alloantibody
Yinze Zhang, Fan Wu, Manni Wang, Naibao Zhuang, Huayou Zhou, Hua Xu
Asymptomatic infections in blood donors harbouring Plasmodium: an invisible risk detected by molecular and serological tools
Giselle F.M.C. Lima, Maria C. Arroyo Sanchez, José E. Levi, Mahyumi Fujimori, Luiza da Cruz Caramelo, Arianni Rondelli Sanchez, Eduardo M. Ramos-Sanchez, Juliana Inoue, Maria de Jesus Costa-Nascimento, Alfredo Mendrone Junior, Silvia M. Di Santi
Platelet-, leucocyte- and red cell-derived microparticles in stored whole blood, with and without leucofiltration, with and without ionising radiation
Shunnichi Saito, Kenneth E. Nollet, Alain M. Ngoma, Takako Ono, Hitoshi Ohto
Prevalence of antibodies to a new histo-blood system: the FORS system
Carlos Jesus, Camilla Hesse, Clara Rocha, Nádia Osório, Ana Valado, Armando Caseiro, António Gabriel, Lola Svensson, Ali-Reza Moslemi, Wafa Abu Siba, Mahmoud A. Srour, Cristina Pereira, Jorge Tomaz, Paulo Teixeira, Fernando Mendes
Management of iron overload in myelodysplastic syndromes: combined deferasirox and deferoxamine in a patient with liver disease
Claudio Cerchione, Giuseppe Cerciello, Simona Avilia, Roberta Della Pepa, Novella Pugliese, Marco Picardi, Lucio Catalano, Fabrizio Pane
Tranexamic acid use and risk of thrombosis in regular users of antithrombotics undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study
Hervé Hourlier, Peter Fennema
Haemophilia B is clinically less severe than haemophilia A: further evidence
Massimo Franchini, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci
Molecular genetic analysis of the F11 gene in 14 Turkish patients with factor XI deficiency: identification of novel and recurrent mutations and their inheritance within families
Seyma Colakoglu, Turan Bayhan, Betül Tavil, Ebru Yilmaz Keskin, Volkan Cakir, Fatma Gümrük, Mualla Çetin, Selin Aytaç, Ergul Berber
Red blood cell use in Switzerland: trends and demographic challenges
Thomas Volken, Andreas Buser, Damiano Castelli, Stefano Fontana, Beat M. Frey, Ilka Rüsges-Wolter, Amira Sarraj, Jörg Sigle, Jutta Thierbach, Tina Weingand, Behrouz Mansouri Taleghani
Preserved in vitro metabolic and functional characteristics of double-dose apheresis platelet concentrates photochemically treated with amotosalen and ultraviolet A light
Per Sandgren
Leucocyte cytokines dominate platelet cytokines over time in non-leucoreduced platelet components
Chaker Aloui, Tahar Chakroun, Antoine Prigent, Saloua Jemni-Yacoub, Fabrice Cognasse, Sandrine Laradi, Olivier Garraud
"Non-remunerated donation": a tautology?
Carlo Petrini