An interesting post in the Facebook Haematology Interest group – babesiosis.
I’ve never seen it outside of pictures on the internet. Would I recognise it in reality? I’d like to think that I would spot something was amiss, but (in all honesty) I doubt I would recognise it for what it was. Mind you, spotting something that shouldmn’t be there is the important thing…
My personal Transfusion Evidence Alert email came in today. As usual there was loads of stuff to read.
El-Menyar A; Mekkodathil A; Abdelrahman H; Latifi R; Galwankar S; Al-Thani H; Rizoli S
Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 2019
Benipal S; Santamarina JL; Vo L; Nishijima DK
The western journal of emergency medicine. 2019;20(3):443-453
Simental-Mendia M; Acosta-Olivo CA; Hernandez-Rodriguez AN; Santos-Santos OR; de la Garza-Castro S; Pena-Martinez VM; Vilchez-Cavazos F
Acta reumatologica portuguesa. 2019
Liu CJ; Yu KL; Bai JB; Tian DH; Liu GL
Yang R; Lin L; Yao H; Ji O; Shen Q
Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2019;24(1):290-299
Jansen P; Sumnig A; Esefeld M; Greffin K; Kaderali L; Greinacher A
Vox sanguinis. 2019
Lee S; Ryu KJ; Lee ES; Lee KH; Lee JJ; Kim T
The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research. 2019;45(4):858-864
Akizawa T; Iwasaki M; Otsuka T; Reusch M; Misumi T
Advances in therapy. 2019
Bhargava S; Kroumpouzos G; Varma K; Kumar U
Journal of cosmetic dermatology. 2019
Wei F; Wang Z
Zhongguo xiu fu chong jian wai ke za zhi = Zhongguo xiufu chongjian waike zazhi = Chinese journal of reparative and reconstructive surgery. 2019;33(5):555-562
The “Transfusion News” email appeared in my in-box this morning. All sorts of useful stuff and even a podcast too…
|Transfusion of African Children with Severe Anemia|
|August 7, 2019|
In order to better understand when to transfuse children with severe anemia (hemoglobin less than 6 g per deciliter) researchers from the United Kingdom and Africa collaborated on the Transfusion and Treatment of Severe Anemia in African Children Trial (TRACT)—an open-label, factorial, randomized controlled trial [Read More]
|A New Class of Drug to Treat Anemia in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease|
|July 31, 2019|
Erythropoietin and iron supplements have been used for 30 years to treat anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, but erythropoiesis-stimulating agents can only be safely used to [Read More]
|Radioactive! with Chris Tormey|
|July 31, 2019 | BBGuy Podcast|
Irradiation prevents TA-GHVD, a lethal transfusion complication. But does it really do what you think it does? [Listen Now]
|WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo an International Emergency|
|July 25, 2019|
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Since the outbreak was declared in August 2018, 2522 EVD cases have been reported [Read More]
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Here’s a little discussion on the Facebook Blood Bank Interest Group. The Cw antigen and the anti- Cw antibody and what do do if a patient with the antibody needs a blood transfusion.
The discussion was interesting; as always it would seem that some of those contributing knew far more than others. But a Facebook discussion that doesn’t descend into petty bickering is always a good thing.
Labels: Blood Bank Interest Group
The “Fritsma Factor” newsletter appeared in my in-box this morning. There was a link to a discussion about managing trauma, talk about von Willebrand disease, anticoagulants, and all sorts of stuff. Quite a useful little resource…
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Here’s something which I found in the Facebook Hematology Interest Group. Someone with two different strains of malaria. Would I spot this? I’d like to think I’d spot the malaria. But would I spot the two different species?...
I had an email from the BTLP-TACT people today. I was a tad miffed to read “… you may need to complete further TACT participations to improve your engagement target with the system” when I’m told by all of my colleagues that I do far more exercises than they do, and that they don’t get these reminders.
The last time I did one was two weeks and one day ago. How often am I supposed to do these? But it is good CPD, and it is free…
I was presented with one case; a twenty-two year-old woman needing two units of irradiated blood within the next two hours. She typed as O Pos with a negative antibody screen. I selected two units of O Pos irradiated blood (both of which were K-negative)… and got the green light.