Blood transfusion risks decline
- Good money after bad blood. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;6/27/94, Vol. 21 Issue 28, p43
Reports that the Canadian federal government is investigating how some of the national blood supply was tainted by HIV-contaminated blood. Actions of Mr. Justice Horace Krever in this matter.
- Filtration process suspected in cases of blood transfusion... // Modern Healthcare;04/13/98, Vol. 28 Issue 15, p28
Reports that a chemical or other substance in a blood filtering machine is suspected of causing eye inflammation in blood transfusion patients in 14 states in the United States. Discovery of the problem; Signs and symptoms manifested by the patients; Number of patients which showed similar symptoms.
- Cancer patients at low risk from blood transfusions. Eastman, Peggy // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;2/15/95, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p250
Reports that cancer patients who receive multiple blood transfusions of donated blood components have increased risk of infectious disease. Caution for vigilance on transfusion-transmitted diseases such as Chagas' disease; Risk of infection for every unit of blood; Presence of CMV antibodies in...
- Adverse ocular reactions following transfusions--United States, 1997-1998. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/30/1998, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p49
Reports on patients in the United States who received out-patient red blood cell (RBC) transfusions which resulted in a cluster of adverse ocular reaction. Symptoms of transfusion within 24 hours; Statistical report on patients affected from November 15, 1997 through January 7, 1998.
- Babesiosis Transmitted by a Transfusion of Frozen Thawed Blood. Grabowski, Eric F.; Giardina, Patricia J.V.; Goldberg, David; Masur, Henry; Read, Stanley E.; Hirsch, Robert L.; Benach, Jorge L. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Apr82, Vol. 96 Issue 4, p466
Presents a case report of babesiosis transmitted by a transfusion of frozen-thawed blood. Information on babesiosis in the U.S.; Health condition of the patient; Treatment.
- Blood transfusion linked to infection; transfusion practices varied among Michigan hospitals. Blazek, Nicole; Haigh, Christen; Lewis, Jay; Volansky, Rob // Infectious Disease News;Sep2009, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p39
The article discusses research on the link between blood transfusion and infection, by M. A. M. Rogers and colleagues, published in the 2009 issue of "BMC Medicine."
- Serious hazards of transfusion (SHOT) initiative: Analysis of the first two annual reports. Williamson, L M // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);07/03/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7201, p16
Presents information on a study which focused on the mortality from or major complications of transfusion of blood or components. Methodology of the study; Results and discussion; Conclusions.
- Bad blood. Newman, Richard J.; Podolsky, Doug // U.S. News & World Report;6/27/94, Vol. 116 Issue 25, p68
Offers results of a `U.S. News' investigation which shows that blood transfusions are far riskier than patients are led to believe. Undetected viruses; Clerical errors which expose patients to contaminated, mistested or mislabeled blood; Profiles of patients who received bad blood; Recalled...
- Babesiosis should be considered more frequently when diagnosing certain fevers. // Infectious Disease News;Oct2011, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p34
The article focuses on a study concerning the incidence rates of Babesia microti to illuminate the frequency of transfusion-associated infections.