A curious case of thick white slick in a blood bag
Anju Dubey, Atul SonkerAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2018 12(1):93-94 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Anju Dubey Atul Sonker Source Type: research

Detection of antibodies to co-trimoxazole (preservative drug) interfering with routine red cell antibody screening
We present a rare case of detection of anti-co-trimoxazole antibody during routine antibody screening in a female patient undergoing neurosurgery. These antibodies mimicked as antibody against high-frequency red cell antigens reacting in both saline phase as well as antiglobulin phase. Anti-co-trimoxazole antibody was confirmed by repeating antibody screen using reagent red cells of different manufacturers with and without co-trimoxazole drug as preservative as well as using washed red cell panels. There were no associated clinical or laboratory evidence of hemolysis. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Deepti Sachan S Aswin Kumar Source Type: research

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in an infant with multiple triggers!!
We report a 9-month old infant who developed HLH in association with Stevens–Johnson syndrome following massive blood transfusion. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Sataroopa Mishra Amitabh Singh Lavleen Singh Anirban Mandal Rahul Jain Source Type: research

Anti Kpa alloantibody: Development of a rare alloantibody in a non-Hodgkin & #39;s lymphoma patient of Indian origin
We report an interesting case of Anti-Kpa in a 59-year-old female patient of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, post radiotherapy, who first developed warm autoantibody and later developed anti-Kpa alloantibody on multiple transfusions. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Sadhana Mangwana Vivek Gangwar Source Type: research

Jehovah & #39;s Witness and consent for blood transfusion in a child: The Indian scenario
We present the case scenario of a child belonging to Jehovah's Witness denomination diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma. His parents were in a dilemma whether to opt for blood transfusion or not. In the absence of laws and guidelines in this context, and considering the complications that he developed during the treatment period, it was very challenging for us to manage the situation both medically and medico-legally. This situation highlights the need for framing consensus guidelines/laws regarding elective blood transfusion in a minor to make health-care delivery, smooth, transparent and flawless. (Source: Asian Journal ...
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: KG Gopakumar T Priyakumari Manjusha Nair P Kusumakumary Source Type: research

A rare case of hemolytic disease of newborn due to weak D (D unknown) antigen in child
Nirav Ramesh Dava, Alok Upadhyaya, Neha Agarwal, Amarjeet Mehta, Vijaypal Choudhary, Gourav GoyalAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2018 12(1):75-77 We are reporting a rare case of hemolytic disease of newborn with weak D antigen in child. A 3rd order male child of G3P3A0mother was admitted at 8th h of life with jaundice. Blood group of both mother and child were A Rh D negative. Baby's direct coombs test was positive. Weak D antigen was positive in baby. Hematological parameters showed all the signs of ongoing hemolysis, and the bilirubin level was in the zone of exchange transfusion. Exchange transfusion was done....
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Nirav Ramesh Dava Alok Upadhyaya Neha Agarwal Amarjeet Mehta Vijaypal Choudhary Gourav Goyal Source Type: research

Relationship between T2 & #42; magnetic resonance imaging-derived liver and heart iron content and serum ferritin levels in transfusion-dependent thalassemic children
Conclusions: Serum ferritin cannot reliably predict the liver and heart iron content in Indian children with β thalassemia. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Kiran Suthar Vishnu Kumar Goyal Pramod Sharma Bindu Deopa Pradeep Singh Rathore Rama Krishan Bishnoi Source Type: research

Heterogeneity of O blood group in India: Peeping through the window of molecular biology
Conclusion: In the future, molecular genotyping of the ABO blood group system among different ethnic and tribal Indian groups would help in generating data to fill up the gaps in the molecular ABO map of the world. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Harita Gogri Sabita Ray Snehal Agrawal S Aruna Kanjaksha Ghosh Ajit Gorakshakar Source Type: research

Effect of plasma component transfusion on conventional coagulation screening tests
Conclusion: FFP transfusions as a prophylactic measure especially in patients with mildly deranged conventional coagulation screening tests without any empirical evidence of clinical bleeding needs further scrutiny. Reduction in INR following FFP transfusions was better in cohort having higher pre-transfusion INR value (> 3.0). (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Manish Raturi Shamee Shastry Mohandoss Murugesan Poornima B Baliga Kalyana Chakravarthy Source Type: research

An approach to incompatible cross-matched red cells: Our experience in a major regional blood transfusion center at Kolkata, Eastern India
Conclusion: This study showed antibody against the Rh system as the most common cause of incompatibility. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Prasun Bhattacharya Eeshita Samanta Nowroz Afroza Archana Naik Rathindranath Biswas Source Type: research

Identification of iron status of blood donors by using low hemoglobin density and microcytic anemia factor
Conclusion: LHD% and Maf in the screening of blood donors raise the possibility of early detection of iron deficiency, without the need of extra cost and blood sampling. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Ashutosh Singh Rajendra Chaudhary Hem C Pandey Atul Sonker Source Type: research

Advantages of type and screen policy: Perspective from a developing country!
Conclusion: Use of 'TS with IS crossmatch' policy provides multiple advantages to all the stakeholders; blood banker, clinician, patient, and the hospital management. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Geet Aggarwal Aseem K Tiwari Dinesh Arora Ravi C Dara Devi P Acharya Gunjan Bhardwaj Jyoti Sharma Source Type: research

Transfusion support in preterm neonates & #60;1500 g and/or & #60;32 weeks in a tertiary care center: A descriptive study
Conclusion: This study would serve as an audit for neonatal blood transfusion therapy. Close adherence to neonatal transfusion policy and restrictive transfusion guidelines helps reduce inappropriate use of blood products and adverse transfusion reactions. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: RA Shanmugha Priya R Krishnamoorthy Vinod Kumar Panicker Binu Ninan Source Type: research

Assessment of bedside transfusion practices at a tertiary care center: A step closer to controlling the chaos
Conclusion: There is need to create awareness about policies and guidelines of bed side transfusion among the ward staff. Regular audits are necessary for compliance to guidelines among clinical staff. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Dheeraj Khetan Rahul Katharia Hem Chandra Pandey Rajendra Chaudhary Rajesh Harsvardhan Hemchandra Pandey Atul Sonkar Source Type: research

Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome: A survey on the knowledge, attitude, and practice among medical professionals at a tertiary health-care institution in Uttarakhand, India
Conclusion: Poor knowledge about HIV infection, particularly among the young medical students and paramedics, is evidence of the lacunae in the teaching system, which must be kept in mind while formulating teaching programs. As suggested by the respondents, Information Education Communication activities should be improvised making use of print, electronic, and social media along with interactive awareness sessions, regular continuing medical educations, and seminars to ensure good quality of safe modern medical care. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Ananya Doda Gita Negi Dushyant Singh Gaur Meena Harsh Source Type: research

Prevalence of irregular red cell antibody in healthy blood donors attending a tertiary care hospital in North India
Conclusion: Antibodies against red cells can be present in healthy donors detection of which is important in providing safe blood to the patient. The prevalence of red blood cell antibody in healthy donors in this study was found to be 0.27%, while the prevalence of alloantibodies was 0.09%. The majority of alloantibodies were anti-M (56.57%) and anti-D (27.63%). (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Raj Nath Makroo Saroj Rajput Soma Agarwal Mohit Chowdhry Bindu Prakash Prashant Karna Source Type: research

First Indian initiative for preparation of low-titer group & #8220;O & #8221; single-donor platelets with platelet additive solution
Conclusion: O group SDPs can be prepared with PAS and the beneficial effects were significant with respect to antibody titers. Quality parameters were well maintained. Availability of PAS units has benefitted patients. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Puneet Jain Anita Tendulkar Abhaykumar Gupta Source Type: research

Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in a blood donor: Chance finding due to unusual plasma discoloration
Ashish Jain, Dheeraj KhetanAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2018 12(1):8-9 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Ashish Jain Dheeraj Khetan Source Type: research

Haemovigilance Programme of India: Analysis of transfusion reactions reported from January 2013 to April 2016 and key recommendations for blood safety
Akanksha Bisht, Neelam Marwaha, Ravneet Kaur, Debasish Gupta, Surinder SinghAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2018 12(1):1-7 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Akanksha Bisht Neelam Marwaha Ravneet Kaur Debasish Gupta Surinder Singh Source Type: research

Use of & #8220;smartphone & #8221; technology for managing workload in transfusion-transmissible infection (nucleic acid testing) laboratory for platelet concentrate inventory management resulting in timely issue of platelets: Experience from a tertiary care center
Rekha Hans, Suresh Sharma, Neelam Marwaha, Suchet Sachdev, Hari Krishan Dhawan, Ashish Jain, Ratti Ram SharmaAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):217-218 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Rekha Hans Suresh Sharma Neelam Marwaha Suchet Sachdev Hari Krishan Dhawan Ashish Jain Ratti Ram Sharma Source Type: research

Hello & #8230;. there is a blob of quark in my cryo bag!!
Atul Sonker, Anju Dubey, Rajendra ChaudharyAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):215-216 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Atul Sonker Anju Dubey Rajendra Chaudhary Source Type: research

Adding up the evidence: Trigger for prophylactic plasma transfusion
Manish Raturi, Shamee Shastry, Poornima B BaligaAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):214-215 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Manish Raturi Shamee Shastry Poornima B Baliga Source Type: research

HIV risk associated with nucleic acid testing tested seronegative blood donation where the donor was not preassessed for the risk
Kanjaksha Ghosh, Kanchan MisraAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):213-214 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Kanjaksha Ghosh Kanchan Misra Source Type: research

Out of the blue: Blue blood.!
Lenin Babu Elakkumanan, Jayasree Cherukat, Jane Nithya Tolson, Sarath Sistla, Abhishekh BasavarajegowdaAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):212-212 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Lenin Babu Elakkumanan Jayasree Cherukat Jane Nithya Tolson Sarath Sistla Abhishekh Basavarajegowda Source Type: research

Interference of daratumumab with pretransfusion testing, mimicking a high-titer, low avidity like antibody
We present a case that demonstrates daratumumab could mimic a high titer low avidity (HTLA) alloantibody. A 34-year-old male patient of refractory myeloma was recruited in phase three clinical trial involving daratumumab. Samples were sent to the blood bank for pretransfusion testing. Without knowledge of patient having used daratumumab, we mistook the reactivity in the patient's sera as an HTLA antibody due to the results of negative autocontrol and high titers of antibody activity. Antibody screen showed a panreactive pattern and the reactivity against screening cells was up to a titer of 1: 1240. The reactivity was ...
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Mei-Hwa Lin Fei-Yun Liu Hsiu-Mien Wang Hsin-Ching Cho Shyh-Chyi Lo Source Type: research

Daily plasma exchange in severe Guillain & #8211;Barr & #233; syndrome helps in early weaning from ventilator: A lesson from a case
Arunpreet Kaur, Archana Bajpayee, Nitin Kumar Bajpai, Nikhil KothariAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):206-208Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) are well-known therapeutic modalities in Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS). In developing countries like India, where plasma-derived products (IVIG) are not easily available, and affordable TPE is preferred. Here, we reported a case of severe GBS, who was treated with daily plasma exchange (PLEX) rather than recommended alternate day schedule. A 16-year-old male adolescent of severe GBS, i.e., on mechanical ventilator was tr...
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Arunpreet Kaur Archana Bajpayee Nitin Kumar Bajpai Nikhil Kothari Source Type: research

Acute respiratory distress syndrome in a neonate due to possible transfusion-related acute lung injury
We report a case of TRALI in a preterm neonate developing acute respiratory distress within 6 h of blood product transfusion in the absence of preexisting lung disease. Prompt ventilator and supportive management were instituted. The baby showed clinical and radiological improvement within 12 h; however, he succumbed to death due to acute massive pulmonary hemorrhage 36 h later. Possibility of TRALI should be kept if there is sudden deterioration of lung function after blood transfusion. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Arti Maria Sheetal Agarwal Anu Sharma Source Type: research

Coinheritance of hemoglobin D-Punjab and & #946;0-thalassemia 3.4 kb deletion in a Thai girl
Sitthichai Panyasai, Sarinna Rahad, Sakorn PornprasertAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):199-202Hemoglobin (Hb) D-Punjab [β 121(GH4) Glu→ln; HBB: C.364G>C] and β0-thalassemia 3.4 kb deletion are very rare in the Thai population. For the first time, the coinheritance of HbD-Punjab with β0-thalassemia 3.4 kb deletion was reported in a 7-year-old Thai girl. She had mild anemia (Hb 115.0 g/L and mean corpuscular hemoglobin 18.1 pg) with red blood cell microcytosis (mean corpuscular volume 52.5 fL). By capillary electrophoresis (CE), HbD-Punjab was found at a migration position of 180 s wit...
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Sitthichai Panyasai Sarinna Rahad Sakorn Pornprasert Source Type: research

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia caused by anti & #8220;e & #8221;: A challenge: A case report with review of literature
Sangeeta Pahuja, Deepti VermaAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):195-198Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is featured by short red cell survival due to autoantibodies. AIHA caused by anti 'e' is a tough clinical situation as antigen 'e' is a highly prevalent antigen. The present case highlights the same and different issues related to it. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Sangeeta Pahuja Deepti Verma Source Type: research

Successful surgical procedure in a patient of aplastic anemia with platelet refractoriness, using cross-match compatible platelets
Ritam Chakrabarty, Sudipta Sekhar DasAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):192-194This case marks the beginning of issuing cross-matched platelet products in Eastern India. A known case of aplastic anemia, on regular transfusion support, now presented with obstructed ventral periumbilical hernia requiring urgent surgical intervention. Platelet count at presentation was 13,000/μL. Platelet cross-matching was done by solid phase method. Ten units of random donor platelets were crossmatched. Five units were compatible and transfused. Counts rose to 84,000/μL after 1 h. Surgery was completed successfully. T...
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Ritam Chakrabarty Sudipta Sekhar Das Source Type: research

The prozone effect exerted by the complement-binding anti-Lea on anti-D
Conclusion: An anti-D showed prozone effect exerted by the complement-fixing anti-Lea in the test. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Sanmukh R Joshi Kamlesh H Parekh Source Type: research

Transfusion-related adverse reactions in pediatric and surgical patients at a tertiary care teaching hospital in India
Conclusion: Transfusion reactions in children and surgical patients are commonly observed with cellular blood components. Majority of reactions are acute and nonserious. FNHTRs and allergic reactions are the most common transfusion reactions. Risk of transfusion reactions is more in patients receiving multiple transfusions. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Kunal J Ghataliya Jigar D Kapadia Mira K Desai KM Mehariya GH Rathod Nidhi Bhatnagar MD Gajjar Source Type: research

Detection of T and B cells specific complement-fixing alloantibodies using flow cytometry: A diagnostic approach for a resource limited laboratory
Conclusions: We postulate that this method incorporates most of the features of all the available modalities (i.e., National Institute of Health-complement dependent lymphocytotoxicity, FCXM, cytotoxic FCXM and C4d-flowPRA) yet cost-effective and best suited for resource-limited laboratory/ies which is a common scenario in developing countries. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Dharmendra Jain Pranav Dorwal Amit Pande Neetu Tyagi Simmi Mehra Vimarsh Raina Source Type: research

Knowledge and attitude of donating and using cord blood for transfusion among patients attending Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, South East Nigeria
Conclusion: The knowledge and acceptance of UCB for transfusion are low in our environment. However, proper counseling and public enlightenment could change this attitude. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Chide E Okocha Nkiru N Ezeama John C Aneke Chinyere U Onubogu Charles I Okafor Chijioke G Egbunike Source Type: research

Therapeutic leukocyte reduction for acute and chronic myeloid leukemias: A 4-year experience from an oncology center in India
Conclusion: TLR is a safe and effective therapy for leukoreduction in hematological malignancies in our experience. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Anita A Tendulkar Puneet A Jain Abhaykumar Gupta Nidhi Sharma Anisha Navkudkar Vijaya Patle Source Type: research

Insight into donor deferral pattern based on peripheral blood counts: An experience from South Pakistan
Conclusion: A high prevalence of anemia among blood donors signifies deteriorating health status not only in donor population but also in general population. This situation calls for more concerted efforts as otherwise it would lead to decreased blood donor pool. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Sadia Sultan Syed Mohammed Irfan Mohammad Amjad Baig Syed Mohammad Usman Umme Aiman Shirazi Source Type: research

Rapid dry plasma thawing system: An alternative to conventional thawing baths
Conclusion: Plasmatherm II can be a good alternative to water bath to rapidly thaw FFPs by preserving coagulation factors and eliminating the risk of bacterial contamination. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: S Sanooja Pinki Ganesh Mohan Aboobacker Mohamed Rafi Susheela Jacob Innah Tom Thomas Source Type: research

Comparison of two algorithms to confirm and discriminate samples initially reactive for nucleic acid amplification tests
Conclusion: The study data suggest that replicate testing strategy and Ultrio Plus reduce the number of “inconclusive results” seen with earlier commonly used algorithm. We recommend a replicate testing strategy in ID-NAT testing since it will increase the DY and will eliminate the unnecessary discriminatory tests. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Aseem Kumar Tiwari Ravi C Dara Dinesh Arora Geet Aggarwal Ganesh Rawat Vimarsh Raina Source Type: research

Evaluation of process excellence tools in improving donor flow management in a tertiary care hospital in South India
Conclusion: Process Excellence is not a programme; it's a culture that transforms an organization and improves its Quality and Efficiency through new attitudes, elimination of wastes and reduction in costs. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Divya Venugopal Aboobacker Mohamed Rafi Susheela Jacob Innah Bibin T Puthayath Source Type: research

Comparison of antibody titers using conventional tube technique versus column agglutination technique in ABO blood group incompatible renal transplant
Conclusion: The column agglutination method for anti A/B titer estimation in an ABO incompatible kidney transplant is more sensitive, with the column agglutination results being approximately two and half fold higher (one more dilution) than that of tube method. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Amit Bhangale Amardeep Pathak Smita Pawar Tarun Jeloka Source Type: research

Dedicated donor unit transfusions reduces donor exposure in pediatric surgery patients
Conclusion: Our study showed that by practicing dedicated donor unit transfusion policy, for neonates undergoing surgery we could significantly reduce the donor exposure. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Satyam Arora Neelam Marwaha Hari Krishan Dhawan K. L. N. Rao Source Type: research

INRA, a new high-frequency antigen in the INDIAN (IN023) blood group system
Conclusion: The antibody to enzyme sensitive HFA was tested for serological and molecular genetics studies and found to be directed to the novel HFA, named as INRA of the INDIAN blood group system and was assigned a numerical symbol IN: 005 by the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT). (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Sanmukh R Joshi Ankita Sheladiya Kinjal V Mendapara-Dobariya Source Type: research

Red cell alloimmunization in repeatedly transfused patients
Conclusions: Alloantibodies should be identified in repeatedly transfused patients and should be given corresponding antigen negative blood unit which will minimize the antibody mediated destruction of transfused red cells. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Dimel K Bhuva Jitendra H Vachhani Source Type: research

Compliance score as a monitoring tool to promote treatment adherence in children with thalassemia major for improved physical growth
Conclusion: This paper brings out a simple, regularly monitored scoring system to promote growth in thalassemia children through improved compliance to treatment, which incentivized them to maintain or improve their scores for better height velocity and weight gain. No such compliance score has been tabulated for thalassemia patients as of date. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Sarala Kannan Amarjeet Singh Source Type: research

Role of low plasma volume treatment on clinical efficacy of plasmapheresis in neuromyelitis optica
Conclusions: Plasmapheresis is a safe and efficient add-on therapy in NMO, especially in steroid-resistant cases. Although the volumes of plasma treated during acute plasmapheresis were less than recommended minimum volumes, majority of patients had significant clinical improvement. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Akshay Batra Sundar Periyavan Source Type: research

Factors influencing transfusion requirement in patients undergoing first-time, elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Conclusions: By stratifying patients according to their risk factor for red cell transfusion, the high-risk patients could be recognized and should be enrolled into effective patient blood management program to minimize their risk of exposure to allogeneic blood transfusion. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Ailin Mazuita Mazlan Yasmin Ayob Abd Rahim Hussein Thiru Kumar Namasiwayam Wan Mohd. Zahiruddin Wan Mohammad Source Type: research

Effectiveness of team-based learning methodology in teaching transfusion medicine to medical undergraduates in third semester: A comparative study
Conclusions: The mean of student scores by didactic, Individual Readiness Assurance Test (score “A”), and overall (score “D”) was 49.8% (standard deviation [SD]-14.8), 65.6% (SD-10.9), and 65.6% (SD-13.8), respectively. The study showed positive educational outcome in terms of knowledge acquisition, participation and engagement, and team performance with TBL. (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Neena Piyush Doshi Source Type: research

Extracorporeal photopheresis: Review of technical aspects
Satyam Arora, Rasika SetiaAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):81-86Extracorporeal photochemotherapy (ECP) is considered as an immune modulating therapy majorly targeting the T cells of the Immune system. ECP induces an anti-inflammatory condition with tolerogenic responses without inducing a global immunosuppression state which is a typical feature of other therapeutic options such as steroids. Clinical indication of ECP has grown over time since its initial applications. Our review discusses the technical aspects of the concept of photopheresis with the available methods for its clinical applications. (Source:...
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Satyam Arora Rasika Setia Source Type: research

Hemolysis during component preparation: An inadvertent cause
Puneet Sachdeva, Anubhav Gupta, Hari Krishan Dhawan, Ratti Ram Sharma, Neelam MarwahaAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):79-80 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Puneet Sachdeva Anubhav Gupta Hari Krishan Dhawan Ratti Ram Sharma Neelam Marwaha Source Type: research

A handy chart for the interpretation of sequential differential adsorption & #8211;elution procedure
Shamee Shastry, Soumya DasAsian Journal of Transfusion Science 2017 11(2):77-78 (Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science)
Source: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Shamee Shastry Soumya Das Source Type: research