US biovigilance network to track donor-derived infections
- Death by Hamster. Smith, Sabrina McLaughlin // Current Health 2;Mar2007, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p29
The article focuses on the investigation made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prove that it was the rodent-borne disease, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), that killed three patients in Rhode Island after they received organ transplants.
- Updated guidelines for organ transplantation issued. // Infectious Disease News;Oct2011, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p7
The article reports on a new set of guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the U.S. Public Health Service, to reduce the risk for infection transmission via organ transplantation.
- Progress Toward Strengthening Blood Transfusion Services -- 14 Countries, 2003-2007. Pitman, J.; Marum, L.; Basavaraju, S.; McIntyre, A. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/28/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 47, p1273
The article summarizes an analysis conducted by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the progress toward national blood transfusion services in 14 countries in Africa and the Caribbean from 2003 to 2007 under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. The...
- Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Transmitted Through Solid Organ Transplantation -- Massachusetts, 2008. Barry, A.; Gunn, J.; Tormey, P.; McCarthy, T.; Pendarvis, J.; Delmonico, F.; Sussman, L.; Fitzpatrick, S.; Gautam, A.; Sulis, C.; Wong, M.; Pillai, S.; Arya, M.; Stillman, I.; Wright, S. B.; Karp, S.; Goodell, P.; DeMaria, A.; Brown, C.; Cumming, M. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/25/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 29, p799
The article describes two cases of transmission of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) and an LCMV-like arenavirus via organ transplantation from a common donor in Massachusetts in 2008 that were reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The kidney donor was a...
- Potential Transmission of Viral Hepatitis Through Use of Stored Blood Vessels as Conduits in Organ Transplantation -- Pennsylvania, 2009. Humar, A.; Lando, J.; Dato, V.; Holmberg, S.; Bower, W. A.; Kuehnert, M. J.; Rao, A. K. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/18/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p172
The article discusses the investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the possible cases of transmission of viral hepatitis via stored blood vessels as conduits in organ transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in December 2009. The...
- A Cluster of Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Infections Transmitted Through Organ Transplantation -- Iowa, 2013. Schafer, Ilana J.; Miller, Rachel; Ströher, Ute; Knust, Barbara; Nichol, Stuart T.; Rollin, Pierre E. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/21/2014, Vol. 63 Issue 11, p249
The article focuses on cases of infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) among organ donor recipients in Iowa in April 2013. It notes that LCMV can cause severe, life-threatening disease when transmitted through organ transplantation or in utero. Topics discussed include...
- CABG study links transfusions with infection. // Medical Device Daily;9/6/2009, p1
The article discusses research on the transmission of infection in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients. It references a study by Mary Rogers and colleagues, published in "BMC Medicine." The study noted that various adverse effects are experienced by patients who receive blood...
- No need for systemic heparinization during laparoscopic donor nephrectomy with short warm ischemia time. Friedersdorff, Frank; Wolff, Ingmar; Deger, Serdar; Roigas, Jan; Buckendahl, John; Cash, Hannes; Giessing, Markus; Liefeldt, Lutz; Miller, Kurt; Florian Fuller, T. // World Journal of Urology;Aug2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p561
Purpose: Systemic heparin administration during laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) may prevent microvascular thrombus formation following warm ischemia. We herein present our experience with and without systemic heparinization during LDN. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed donor...
- Update: Investigations of West Nile Virus Infections in Recipients of Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion--Michigan, 2002. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/4/2002, Vol. 51 Issue 39, p879
Describes two patients who tested positive for West Nile Virus infection after receiving blood products from a single donation in Michigan. Retention segment from the donation; Symptoms suffered by the patients; Result of the patients' physical examination.