Demographic characteristics of blood and blood components transfusion recipients and pattern of blood utilization in a tertiary health institution in southern Nigeria

ConclusionsOur study recorded mostly young patients who received mostly whole blood. Most of the patients in the reproductive age group received transfusion for pregnancy and child-birth related cases.
Source: BMC Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research

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Conclusions: There was improper utilization of blood in elective surgeries. The TS method identified an antibody not detected by ACM. This would have saved N266,000 {$665.9}, and reduced the demand for blood reservation in the bank. Although The TS method was found not to be significantly different in outcome compared to the ACM, it was found to be cost effective.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Michal Levy, Michal Kovo, Yakira Izaik, Emilie Ben-Ezry, Noa Gonen, Giulia Barda, Jacob Bar, Eran WeinerAbstractObjectiveReduced fetal movements (RFM) is an obstetric complaint known to be associated with adverse neonatal outcomes and should serve as an alarming sign in obstetric triage. Whether this assumption holds for twin pregnancies, is still an obstetric enigma, and this complaint is sometimes overlooked in twins. We, therefore, aimed to study neonatal outcomes in twin pregnancie...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Reduced fetal movements (RFM) is an obstetric complaint known to be associated with adverse neonatal outcomes and should serve as an alarming sign in obstetric triage. Whether this assumption holds for twin pregnancies, is still an obstetric enigma, and this complaint is sometimes overlooked in twins. We, therefore, aimed to study neonatal outcomes in twin pregnancies complicated by RFM. We hypothesised that in twin pregnancy, maternal ability to perceive RFM will be limited, and therefore, will not be associated with adverse neonatal outcome. STUDY DESIGN: Included were all dichorionic tw...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol Source Type: research
DiscussionThe results of our study indicate that serious maternal morbidity increases with increasing numbers of previous cesarean sections. Women planning large families should consider the risks of repeat cesarean sections when contemplating elective primary cesarean delivery or attempted vaginal birth after one previous cesarean section.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the largest cohort in the literature of VL in pregnancy. Our data suggest that good maternal survival rates are possible in resource-limited settings, despite the high incidence of complications.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsCesarean myomectomy operation performed by experienced surgeons has no adverse effects other than lengthening the duration of operation and can be safely implemented.
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Akkök ÇA Abstract BACKGROUND: Individuals with the K0 phenotype are extremely rare. They may develop anti-Ku antibodies, which react with all antigens of the Kell blood group system, thereby leading to haemolytic transfusion reactions and haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. CASE PRESENTATION: A primigravida who was transfused with one unit of red blood cells due to iron deficiency anaemia developed anti-Ku antibodies. The pregnancy was closely monitored by ultrasound and antibody titres. Maternal autologous blood collection was performed twice during the last trimester as back-up in case...
Source: Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The reported prevalence of maternal HCV infection has increased 161% from 2009 to 2017. PMID: 31923064 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Globally, data on antenatal blood transfusion practices are scarce. We sought to characterize the epidemiology of antenatal transfusion in South Africa. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted of women who were transfused during pregnancy (>48 hr before anticipated delivery) at two hospitals in Durban and Soweto in 2014 to 2015. Medical record data on demographics, obstetric history, anemia, HIV status, and indications for blood transfusion were abstracted. RESULTS: The records on a total of 560 transfused pregnant women were evaluated; mean age was ...
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
Authors: Zakhari A, Sanders AP, Solnik MJ Abstract Objective: To review the mechanism of action, pharmacology, dosing, and complications of tranexamic acid (TXA) and consolidate current evidence for TXA in gynecologic surgery.Methods: A literature search of PubMed, Ovid (MEDLINE), Google Scholar, and Elsevier was performed, in addition to a targeted search of cited references involving TXA and gynecologic surgery. Preference was given to systematic reviews and randomized control trials (RCTs).Results: TXA reversibly binds to plasminogen, preventing clot degradation. RCTs on hysterectomy, myomectomy, cervical conisa...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
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