Prevalence of transfusion transmissible infections in blood donors of Pakistan

ConclusionA substantial percentage of the blood donor ’s harbored transfusion-transmitted infections. Prevention of TTIs should be the main goal right now. There is a need for stringent selection of blood donors with the emphasis on getting voluntary donations and comprehensive screening of donor’s blood for TTIs using standard methods to ensure th e safety of blood recipient.
Source: BMC Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research

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Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Infection and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Indian J Med Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Indian J Med Res Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesOur study aimed at determining the prevalence of selected infectious diseases among recently arrived Eritrean refugees in Switzerland.MethodsIn this cross-sectional study, asymptomatic Eritrean migrants aged ≥16 years who arrived
Source: International Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: NAT has improved the safety attributes in blood products. Although the positivity rate for NAT testing is low but in view of the high prevalence of transfusion transmitted infections in our country, we recommend the parallel use of both serology and NAT screening of all donated blood. PMID: 28866696 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Malaysian Journal of Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Malays J Pathol Source Type: research
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Source: ISBT Science Series - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Abstract Over 110 million units of blood are collected yearly. The need for blood products is greater in developing countries, but so is the risk of contracting a transfusion-transmitted infection. Without efficient donor screening/viral testing and validated pathogen inactivation technology, the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections correlates with the infection rate of the donor population. The World Health Organization has published guidelines on good manufacturing practices in an effort to ensure a strong global standard of transfusion and blood product safety. Sub-Saharan Africa is a high-risk region for...
Source: Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Blood Transfus Source Type: research
Conclusions. Hepatitis B, HIV, and syphilis infections are common among pregnant women and blood donors in Cameroon with higher rates in urban areas. Future interventions to reduce vertical transmission should include universal screening for these infections early in pregnancy and provision of effective prevention tools including the birth dose of univalent hepatitis B vaccine. PMID: 27578957 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Further research is required to clarify whether certain infections do increase miscarriage risk and whether screening of newly pregnant women for treatable infections would improve reproductive outcomes.
Source: Human Reproduction Update - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
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