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: Presence of MC was associated with good kidney graft outcomes after 1 year of transplantation, but further studies will be needed to investigate the relationship between clinical outcomes and the development of MC in renal transplant recipient.Urol Int
Source: Urologia Internationalis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Myomectomy during CS is safe and can be applied regardless of the location, size, type, and number of myomas. However, to make myomectomy routine during CS, multi-center studies that include more cases are needed. PMID: 32865048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
Authors: Torres-Aguilar H, Sosa-Luis SA, Ríos-Ríos WJ, Romero-Tlalolini MLÁ, Aguilar-Ruiz SR Abstract Unexpected anti-red blood cell (RBC) alloantibodies are routinely investigated in immunohematology and blood banking since their existence in pregnant women may induce haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn, and their presence in donors may induce haemolytic transfusion reactions or hyperacute rejection in solid organ transplantation. Unexpected anti-RBC alloantibodies may target antigens of the most blood types excluding the expected antibodies targeting the ABO antigens. Their incidence...
Source: Autoimmunity - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Autoimmunity Source Type: research
AJP Rep 2020; 10: e213-e216 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715165 Objective To assess the impact of gestational weight gain>20 pounds (more than Institute of Medicine [IOM] recommendations) on postpartum infectious morbidity in women with class III obesity. Methods This is a retrospective cohort of term, nonanomalous singleton pregnancies with body mass index ≥40 at a single institution from 2013 to 2017. Pregnancies with multiple gestation, late entry to care, and missing weight gain data are excluded. Primary outcome is a composite of postpartum infection (endometritis, urinary tract, respiratory, and wound i...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate-quality evidence suggests that preoperative rHuEPO + iron therapy for anaemic adults prior to non-cardiac surgery reduces the need for RBC transfusion and, when given at higher doses, increases the haemoglobin concentration preoperatively. The administration of rHuEPO + iron treatment did not decrease the mean number of units of RBC transfused per patient. There were no important differences in the risk of adverse events or mortality within 30 days, nor in length of hospital stay. Further, well-designed, adequately powered RCTs are required to estimate the impact of this combined treatment more precis...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionSI performed well as a screening tool in the prediction of adverse maternal outcomes. SI  ≥ 0.9 was significantly associated with maternal adverse outcomes: ICU admission, MODS, surgical intervention, blood transfusion and death. The study proposes an SI cut-off of 0.9 for referral and a cut-off of 1.1 for intervention in a tertiary care hospital. Patients with PIH/eclampsia tend to have lower mean SI values as compared to the rest of the study population, suggesting that SI may not be a reliable indicator in patients with PIH/eclampsia
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study compared blood lead levels (BLL) among selected occupations at risk of lead exposure with healthy blood donors in nonexposed occupations in a Ghanaian mining area. We enrolled 40 participants each from the following high-risk occupational groups: small scale miners, painters/sprayers, drivers/fuel station attendants, and auto-mechanics as well as 40 healthy blood donors (made up of teachers, traders, and office workers). One millilitre of blood was collected from each participant for determination of their BLL, haemoglobin concentration, and blood film morphology. A total of 200 participants made up of 186 (93%)...
Source: Journal of Tropical Medicine - Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: J Trop Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Anti-Kell and anti-Rh antibodies are the most prevalent antibodies responsible for alloimmunization in Iranian population.
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Upon seeing pregnant women sick with COVID-19 at a University of Pennsylvania hospital, researchers there wrote trial protocols for blood transfusions to treat the disease that include expecting...
Source: The Scientist - Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
Ndiabou Niang was able to get access to prenatal care after her town’s mayor decided to finance the health membership of nearly 300 women and children. Courtesy: Réseau Siggil JigéenBy Neena BhandariSYDNEY, Australia, Jul 14 2020 (IPS) Pregnant with her second child, 30-year-old Ndiabou Niang was enduring pelvic pain, but couldn’t afford to access prenatal care in Diabe Salla, a village on the outskirts of the small town of Thilogne in north-east Senegal. Her husband was unemployed and her earnings of under CFAF 10,000 (17 USD) from selling seasonal fruits in the local market were insufficient to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Senegal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Women Deliver Source Type: news
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