Eritrea:Praiseworthy Awareness Raising Campaign On Blood Donation

[Shabait] Mendefera -Thanks to the popular campaign conducted in the Southern region by the Association of Voluntary Blood Donors and the National Blood Transfusion Center, the awareness of nationals on the significance of blood donation is strengthening, Mr. Mehari Abraham, head of the National Blood Transfusion Center reported.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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ConclusionSepsis at referral, liver cirrhosis, and operative bleeding were significantly associated with both early and late morbidities after definitive management of laparoscopic cholecystectomy related major bile duct injuries, so it is crucial to avoid these catastrophes when doing those major procedures.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIncreasing quantities of older packed RBCs are associated with increased likelihood of 24-hour mortality in trauma patients receiving massive packed RBC transfusion (≥10 units), but not in those who receive fewer than 10 units.
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
In this study ABO genotyping was performed on a series of blood donors and patients to determine their d efinite blood groups. We examined 100 samples with ABO discrepancies from blood donors and patients referred to Tehran Blood Transfusion Center between October 2015 and August 2016. ABO genotyping was performed on all samples with allele specific PCR for differentiation of A, B and O alleles. Exon 6 and 7 of ABO gene were sequenced to confirm the results. The genotyping of donor/patients samples with discrepant results of ABO blood typing consisted of 61 cases of A2 and A2B, 3 cases ofB302 and 4 cases of Aw06. Genotypin...
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
ConclusionPreoperative skin disinfection with IPA–CHG is superior to only IPA, and it should be recommended. The addition of a retrosternal gentamicin-releasing sponge further reduces the rate of mediastinitis.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Health (MINSA) announced Wednesday in Luanda that there was a "negative" diagnosis of HIV / AIDS virus transmission to a child who recently received contaminated blood transfusion at one of the hospital units in the capital.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Guido Lancman, Suzanne Arinsburg, Jeffrey Jhang, Hearn Jay Cho, Sundar Jagannath, Deepu Madduri, Samir Parekh, Joshua Richter, Ajai Chari
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsFollowing a prior primary cesarean, there was a higher risk of transfusion associated with attempting VBAC compared to ERCS. Though the absolute risk is small, it is important women considering VBAC choose birthing facilities with ready access to blood products.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Transfusion of salvaged autologous blood during a partial hepatectomy for colorectal cancer metastases is safe. There are no differences in overall survival or recurrence-free survival when comparing patients who received an autologous transfusion with those who received no blood transfusion.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: New England Surgical Society Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo compare the efficacy and safety of different treatment options for the management of proximal impacted ureteral stones (PIUS).MethodsA systematic literature search using Pubmed, Medline, Embase and Cochrane Library was conducted to obtain studies concerning different managements for PIUS up to Jan 2018. Summary odds ratios (ORs), standard mean differences (SMDs) or weighted mean differences with their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to compare the efficacy and safety of all included treatment methods, registered in PROSPERO under number CRD42018092745.ResultsA total of 15 comparative studie...
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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