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Article | 09-August-2018

THE WAYS OF ADJUSTING HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN TO THE NEEDS OF THE CHILD – THE EXAMPLE OF MEYER CHILDREN HOSPITAL IN FLORENCE, ITALY

Designing child hospitals is a complex, multi-layered process. Research shows, the patients’ environment has influence on the process of treatment. The feelings of isolation, powerlessness, discomfort and stress can be exacerbated by a inadequate design. Currently, many hospitals are built around the world, in which the design should help process of treatment. One of them is the Meyer Hospital in Florence, Italy, which is an excellent example of an interesting, functional and surprising

Magdalena Jamrozik-Szatanek, Łukasz Jamrozik-Szatanek

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 1, 11–20

Research Article | 21-May-2019

ASSESSING BIOCIDAL ACTIVITY OF AGENTS USED IN CHEMICAL-THERMAL DECONTAMINATION OF HOSPITAL TEXTILES IN THE LIGHTOF NEW EUROPEAN STANDARD PN-EN 16616: 2015-10. CHEMICAL-THERMAL DECONTAMINATION OF TEXTILES

Appropriate decontamination of hospital textiles depends heavily on specifically defined proceedings for handling decontaminated hospital textiles (collection, segregation, packing, transportation) and appropriate disinfection in the laundry process. It is becoming increasingly common to disinfect hospital textiles in a chemical-thermal process. Disinfectants used in this process should be applied according to functional parameters defined in validated and repeatable test methods. Changes in

Patryk Tarka, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Krzysztof Kanecki, Agnieszka Chojecka, Olga Paduch

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 56 , ISSUE 1, 113–119

Research Article | 23-May-2019

DRUG RESISTANCE IN THE GENUS ENTEROCOCCUS – CURRENT PROBLEM IN HUMANS AND ANIMALS

Drug-resistant bacteria from the genus Enterococcus are currently among the most important pathogens behind healthcare-associated infections. The drug resistance of these bacteria has been on the increase since the 1980s, leeding to their multi-drug resistance. Selective pressure, present mainly in the hospital environment, contributed to this phenomenon. However, also outside the hospital environment selective pressure comes into play, namely the use of antibiotics as promoters of growth in

Katarzyna Talaga-Ćwiertnia, Małgorzata Bulanda

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 57 , ISSUE 3, 244–250

Review | 20-March-2020

Logistical aspects of human surgical tissue management in a hospital setting

Many hospital transfusion services have assumed responsibility for the coordinated management of human allograft tissue. This overview summarizes logistical aspects of tissue management based on the experience of a centralized tissue service at a large academic hospital, in which tissue is stored in a location remote from patient care areas. Operational aspects include determination of which personnel classifications will perform the necessary functions, establishment and maintenance of the

Beth M. Alden, Annette J. Schlueter

Immunohematology, Volume 25 , ISSUE 3, 107–111

original-paper | 19-March-2021

Clonal Dissemination of KPC-2, VIM-1, OXA-48-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST147 in Katowice, Poland

Introduction Klebsiella pneumoniae is a critical multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterium in humans responsible for numerous hospital infections linked to high morbidity and mortality since treatment options are limited (Navon-Venezia et al. 2017). K. pneumoniae from the family Enterobacteriaceae, occurs in the human and animal gastrointestinal tract microbiome. It is a commonly found opportunistic pathogen associated with the hospital environment and, overall, accountable for approximately a third

DOROTA OCHOŃSKA, HANNA KLAMIŃSKA-CEBULA, ANNA DOBRUT, MAŁGORZATA BULANDA, MONIKA BRZYCHCZY-WŁOCH

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 70 , ISSUE 1, 107–116

research-article | 13-February-2018

Long-term offspring epilepsy outcomes following planned assisted homebirth versus hospital birth

, 2017). The country wise variation is due, among other things, to aspects of safety of mother and child, mother’s satisfaction, respect for women’s rights, and cost-effectiveness. Previous studies from several countries including Canada (Janssen et al., 2009), Denmark (Jensen et al., 2017), The Netherlands (Bolten et al., 2016; de Jonge et al., 2013), and Switzerland (Ackermann-Liebrich et al., 1996) showed no significant differences between homebirths and hospital births in deaths or short-term

Matti Sillanpää, Maiju M. Saarinen, Päivi Polo-Kantola

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1-2, 7–14

research-article | 17-April-2021

PERSPECTIVE ARCHITECTURAL TECHNIQUES FOR THE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC SPACES IN HOSPITALS

1. INTRODUCTION Modern hospitals are complex and large-scale systems that should provide effective treatment while creating and radiating a compassionate, supportive, and caring environment for patients who are the most vulnerable psychologically and physically during illness [1, 2]. To achieve this goal hospital projects should be created individually, taking into account many specific circumstances of the urban environment, traditions, and culture, the way of community life [3, 4]. A sick

Irina BULAKH

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 14 , ISSUE 1, 15–24

original-paper | 28-June-2019

Patterns of Drug-Resistant Bacteria in a General Hospital, China, 2011–2016

provides useful information for prevention and helps clinicians prescribe the effective antibiotic therapy (Ventola 2015), as well as optimize the use of antibiotics, which has become one of the most important parts of drug resistance control (Lafaurie et al. 2012; Wang et al. 2018). In this study, the significant changes and trends in antibiotic resistance of clinically important pathogens isolated from a general hospital in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, from 2011 to 2016 were described to provide

TINGTING MAO, HUIJUAN ZHAI, GUANGCAI DUAN, HAIYAN YANG

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 68 , ISSUE 2, 225–232

Review | 20-March-2020

Quality activities associated with hospital tissue services

Quality assurance is a vital component of a tissue service that aims to meet regulatory requirements and provide safe and functional tissue for surgical procedures in the institution. Many hospital transfusion services have or are in the process of assuming tissue service functions for their institutions, and the concepts of tissue quality assurance requirements should be familiar to the transfusion service. This review discusses the key aspects of tissue service quality assurance, including

Christine M. Hillberry, Annette J. Schlueter

Immunohematology, Volume 25 , ISSUE 3, 102–106

Short Communication | 27-September-2017

Clonal Analysis of Clinical and Environmental Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolates from Meknes Region, Morocco

obtained, including two virulent environmental clones and three clini­cal clones virulent and resistant to antibiotics. Intra-hospital transmission of high-risk clones detected, in and between wards, constitutes a great public health concern.

Itto Maroui, Abouddihaj Barguigua, Asmae Aboulkacem, Hanane Elhafa, Khadija Ouarrak, Mohammed Sbiti, Lhoussain Louzi, Mohammed Timinouni, Abdelhaq Belhaj

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 3, 397–400

Article | 14-October-2020

The direct antiglobulin test in a hospital setting

To evaluate the current use of the DAT in our hospital,we reviewed the charts of all patients who had a DAT performed in our laboratory. The collected data included DAT results and a previously completed laboratory evaluation of suspected hemolytic anemia. Four hundred sixty-three DATs were performed in our laboratory from April 1999 to October 2001.The DAT was negative in 434 (93.7%) cases and positive in 29 (6.3%) cases. A complete laboratory evaluation of suspected hemolytic anemia was seen

Joan Cid, Xavier Ortín, Víctor Beltran, Lourdes Escoda, Enric Contreras, Enric Elies, Carmen Martín-Vega

Immunohematology, Volume 19 , ISSUE 1, 16–18

Short Communication | 28-December-2016

Evaluation of the Levels and Quality of Microbial Contamination in Medical Emergency Departments in Comparison to Other Workplaces

Work in Hospital Emergency Departments (HEDs) exposes both the emergency ward staff and patients to infectious and in other way harmful biological agents. The results of this study shows the presence of pathogenic bacteria isolated by three different methods. It revealed 9.8% of pathogens detected by imprint method, 10.5% of pathogens by swabbing method, 17.6% and 22% in HEDs corridors and rooms, respectively, by air sampling method. In control workplaces (offices) pathogenic bacteria reached

Agata Bielawska-Drózd, Bożena Wlizło-Skowronek, Piotr Cieślik, Izabela Winnicka, Ewa Skopińska-Różewska, Leszek Kubiak, Dorota Żakowska, Aleksandra Brewczyńska, Janusz Kocik

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 65 , ISSUE 4, 465–469

Research Article | 03-April-2018

Cessation for smokers seeking treatment and advice from health care professionals in the hospital setting

Cigarette smoking costs Australia and New Zealand billions of dollars per year and is the single most preventable risk to health. Though governments have initiated numerous public health policies which have reduced the incidence of smoking, current usage remains around 15 percent. Making further inroads is likely to require augmenting these interventions with action at the individual level. The hospital setting provides a unique opportunity to assess the efficacy of individual attention. The

Zoe Kopsaftis, Joseph van Agteren, Kristin Carson-Chahhoud, Tim O’Loughlin, Brian Smith

Evidence Base, Volume 2018 , ISSUE 1, 1–35

Short Communication | 27-September-2017

KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST11 in a Children’s Hospital in Poland

Four Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from children hospitalized over 10 months in an intensive care unit in a children’s teaching hospital in Poland were analyzed. All of the isolates belonged to a single pulsotype and sequence type (ST) 11, and produced the KPC-2 carbapenemase and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) CTX-M-15. They were resistant to a variety of antimicrobials, and their β-lactam resistance patterns were typical for KPC producers. This is one of few cases of

Monika Machulska, Anna Baraniak, Iwona Żak, Katarzyna Bojarska, Dorota Żabicka, Iwona Sowa-Sierant, Waleria Hryniewicz, Marek Gniadkowski

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 3, 401–404

original-paper | 03-September-2019

Evidence for Infections by the Same Strain of Beta 2-toxigenic Clostridium perfringens Type A Acquired in One Hospital Ward

). Type 2 of NSTI is usually associated with infection with a single bacterial species (e.g. MRSA) and often affects limbs. Some people distinguish Type 3, i.e. infection caused by a particular bacterial species: Aeromonas hydrophila, Vibrio vulnificus or a species from the genus Clostridium, which is most often isolated from gas gangrene cases (Stevens et al. 2017). From the point of view of epidemiology and future management in cases of recurring NSTI in the same hospital, it is important to

DOMINIKA SALAMON, DOROTA OCHOŃSKA, ILONA WOJAK, EWA MIKOŁAJCZYK, MAŁGORZATA BULANDA, MONIKA BRZYCHCZY-WŁOCH

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 68 , ISSUE 3, 323–329

original-paper | 27-March-2019

In Vitro and In Vivo Activity of Zabofloxacin and Other Fluoroquinolones Against MRSA Isolates from A University Hospital in Egypt

Introduction Staphylococcus aureus has been considered as one of the pathogenic bacteria responsible for a wide variety of diseases. Such diseases range from slight skin infections to critical infections including septicemia (Tokajian 2014). After the introduction of methicillin in 1959, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) has transpired as a significant hospital-associated pathogen (Tokajian 2014). The widespread of MRSA and its capability for escalating in hospitals and community settings

NELLY M. MOHAMED, AZZA S. ZAKARIA, EVA A. EDWARD, AMANY ABDEL-BARY

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 68 , ISSUE 1, 59–69

Original Paper | 28-June-2017

Trends of Bloodstream Infections in a University Greek Hospital during a Three-Year Period: Incidence of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria and Seasonality in Gram-negative Predominance

The aim of the study was to assess the epidemiology, the incidence of multidrug-resistant bacteria and bloodstream infections’ (BSIs) seasonality in a university hospital. This retrospective study was carried out in the University General Hospital of Patras, Greece, during 2011–13 y. Blood cultures from patients with clinical presentation suggestive of bloodstream infection were performed by the BacT/ALERT System. Isolates were identified by Vitek 2 Advanced Expert System

Fevronia Kolonitsiou, Matthaios Papadimitriou-Olivgeris, Anastasia Spiliopoulou, Vasiliki Stamouli, Vasileios Papakostas, Eleni Apostolopoulou, Christos Panagiotopoulos, Markos Marangos, Evangelos D. Anastassiou, Myrto Christofidou, Iris Spiliopoulou

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 2, 171–180

original-paper | 08-September-2020

A Polyclonal Spread Emerged: Characteristics of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolates from the Intensive Care Unit in a Chinese Tertiary Hospital

ICU patients in our hospital (Hwa Mei Hospital, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China) between October 2016 and March 2019. The identification of these isolates and antimicrobial susceptibility testing were done using the VITEK 2 Compact automated system (BioMérieux, Marcy l’Etoile, France). The routine antibiotic panel comprised ertapenem, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, amikacin, aztreonam, ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, cefazolin, nitrofurantoin, cefepime, cefoxitin, gentamicin

ZHENGZHENG WANG, FANGYOU YU, XIAOFEI SHEN, MEILAN LI

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 3, 311–319

original-paper | 03-September-2019

Prevalence and Antifungal Susceptibility of the Emerging Fungal Species, Candida nivariensis, Isolated in a Teaching Hospital in Poland

. Experimental Materials and Methods Four hundred forty-five clinical C. glabrata sensu lato strains were isolated from different clinical samples (urine – 154, tracheal aspirate – 63, throat swab – 44, sputum – 34, feces – 32, peritoneal fluid – 27, skin ulcer – 26, vagina – 18, post-surgical wound drainage – 12, bile – 11, blood – 7, bronchoalveolar lavage – 7, other – 10) at routine mycological exams at the Infant Jesus Teaching Hospital in Warsaw in the years from 2014 to 2016. All samples were

MAGDALENA SIKORA, ROBERT KUTHAN, KATARZYNA PISKORSKA-MALOLEPSZA, MARLENA GOLAS-PRADZYNSKA, DARIUSZ DOMAŃSKI, EWA AUGUSTYNOWICZ-KOPEĆ, EWA SWOBODA-KOPEC

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 68 , ISSUE 3, 303–308

research-article | 30-November-2017

MODERN MATERIAL SOLUTIONS APPLIED IN PEDIATRIC FACILITIES

1. INTRODUCTION: A CHILD IN A HOSPITAL This paper intends to present contemporary trends in the architecture of medical facilities for the youngest patients. It takes up the subject of spatial organization and material solutions applied in the interiors of such objects. The structure of the text has been divided into two formal parts. The first one elaborates on contemporary design assumptions that designers apply while creating a medical architecture, aiming at it being friendly for a child’s

Agnieszka GĘBCZYŃSKA-JANOWICZ, Bogusława KONARZEWSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 11 , ISSUE 2, 13–24

Report | 14-March-2020

Comparison of gel test and conventional tube test for antibody detection and titration in D-negative pregnant women: study from a tertiary-care hospital in North India

Conventional tube testing was used for antibody screening and titration in D– pregnant women in our hospital until the recent introduction of the gel test. In this study we assessed the sensitivity of the gel test in our setup and tried to establish a correlation between these tests for determining antibody titer. We collected 652 blood samples from 223 antenatal D– women during a span of 1 year. The samples were tested separately by the conventional tube technique and the gel test

Manish K. Thakur, Neelam Marwaha, Praveen Kumar, Subhash C. Saha, Beenu Thakral, Ratti Ram Sharma, Karan Saluja, Hari Krishan Dhawan, Ashish Jain

Immunohematology, Volume 26 , ISSUE 4, 174–177

research-article | 01-June-2020

Purposeful collaboration: Enriching lives for people with Parkinson’s disease

epidemiological study indicated up to 212,000 people (1 in 117 people aged over 50 years) are living with PD in Australia, with more than one million caregivers, family and friends directly impacted by the condition (Ayton et al., 2019). The associated economic burden in 2014 was almost $1.1 billion and accounted for 53% of all health system costs (Deloitte Access Economics, 2015); this burden is expected to rise. Nursing home and inpatient hospital care comprise the largest component of these costs

Vincent Carroll, Kirsten Deutschmann, Jessica Andrews

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 30 , ISSUE 1, 32–43

Case report | 10-January-2018

A Neurological Integrated Care Pathway

Objective: To assess the feasibility of service integration for neurological care. Design: Observation study Participants: A total of 104 admissions for 92 neurological patients treated in a major region hospital and suitable for discharge home were eligible for participation. Intervention: A neurological integrated care pathway (NICP) was trialled at a major regional hospital between July 2012 and June 2013. Objective data included patients, gender, age, diagnosis, length of hospital stay

Kathleen McCoy, Harriet Chan

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 25 , ISSUE 2, 25–29

Case report | 25-January-2018

A Neurological Integrated Care Pathway

Objective: To assess the feasibility of service integration for neurological care. Design: Observation study Participants: A total of 104 admissions for 92 neurological patients treated in a major region hospital and suitable for discharge home were eligible for participation. Intervention: A neurological integrated care pathway (NICP) was trialled at a major regional hospital between July 2012 and June 2013. Objective data included patients, gender, age, diagnosis, length of hospital stay

Kathleen McCoy, Harriet Chan

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1, 38–43

Case report | 06-December-2020

Case report: serologic confirmation of paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria

A child with a history of recent viral infection entered the hospital with severe anemia, hemoglobinuria, and suspected autoimmune disease. Serologic findings included a positive direct antiglobulin test and incompatible crossmatches. Extensive studies, including a Donath-Landsteiner test, confirmed paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The child was transfused several times with washed red blood cells compatible by prewarm technique. Although hemolysis continued after each transfusion, he stabilized

Carol A. Putnam

Immunohematology, Volume 8 , ISSUE 1, 19–21

Research Article | 15-February-2020

Comparison and overview of Wireless sensor network systems for Medical Applications

The need for technology to assist in medical monitoring applications is becoming more necessary in society as the number of patients in hospital and clinics continues to grow. The demand on staff to monitor every individual consistently becomes necessary. Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are now being used to facilitate this on-demand monitoring both at the patients home and in the hospital/clinic environment. This paper looks at the basic parameters necessary for a medical based WSN with

Avijit Mathur, Thomas Newe

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 5, 1–6

research-article | 15-June-2020

A case of ultrasound diagnosis of retroperitoneal lesion caused by unnoticed foreign body ingestion

Introduction Even though cross-sectional contrast-enhanced methods have increased in prevalence over the past 20 years, the rare case described below reaffirms that sonographic evaluation continues to play an important role in the diagnostic algorithm. A 52-year-old male patient, with a history of obesity-related health problems, was admitted to hospital to undergo an EUS (endoscopic ultrasonography) procedure for a suspected retroperitoneal tumor. Case report Two weeks before the described

Wojciech Tynecki, Andrzej Tynecki, Agata Grobelna, Tomasz Baranowski, Grzegorz Siemiaszko, Tomasz Łapiński, Julia Wilczek

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 81, e151–e153

Review | 09-October-2019

Rare donor program at the Hospital Sirio Libanes, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Silvano Wendel, Rita Fontão-Wendel, Mayra Altobeli de Brito, Regina Cardoso

Immunohematology, Volume 32 , ISSUE 1, 13–14

research-article | 30-November-2018

The Role of Social Influence and Network Churn in Beliefs about Electronic Medical Record Technology

about usefulness are positively associated with changes in individual beliefs about usefulness; and (2) less network churn (i.e., fewer tie additions or deletions) is associated with more network influence, that is, greater effect of peer beliefs on individual beliefs. We testedour hypotheses with longitudinal network data collected from hospital employees in a survey administered 2 – 4 months before (N = 256) and 3 – 5 months after (N = 284) the implementation of a new electronic medical record

Christina T. Yuan, Gerald C. Kane, Jason M. Fletcher, Ingrid M. Nembhard

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 20 , ISSUE 3, 29–49

Research Article | 30-November-2015

Injury Patterns among Individuals Diagnosed with Infantile Autism during Childhood: A Case-Control Study

To date, injury risk among people with infantile autism (IA) has been a relatively poorly researched issue.The purpose of our study was to compare the prevalence and types of injuries in a clinical sample of 118 patients diagnosed with IA during childhood with those of 336 age- and sex-matched controls from the general population.All participants were screened through the nationwide Danish National Hospital Register. The average amount of time that the participants were observed was 30.3 years

Svend Erik Mouridsen, Bente Rich, Torben Isager

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 4 , ISSUE 2, 88–95

Case report | 25-January-2018

Support My Spine ASAP. A Rural Tele-health care model for patients being managed with a Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthotic (TLSO).

Question: Does a Telehealth model of care facilitating treatment in rural hospitals for patients requiring a TLSO eliminate the need for transfer to a tertiary referral hospital? Design: Quantitative pre and post intervention design. Participants: Physiotherapists, nursing and medical staff at rural hospital pilot sites. Intervention: Pre and post intervention data collection provided patient demographics, and length of stay data around model of care implementation. Pre intervention staff

Ryan Gallagher, Jane Morison, Michelle Giles, Judith Henderson, Sarah Zehnder

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1, 7–9

Report | 01-December-2019

Transfusions for patients with sickle cell disease at Children's Hospital Boston

Steven R. Sloan

Immunohematology, Volume 28 , ISSUE 1, 17–19

Original Paper | 29-September-2017

Usefulness of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of hematoma after primary hip arthroplasty

bigger in the drainage group. There were no statistically significant differences in the Harris Hip Score between the groups. No statistically significant differences were found between the groups in: complete blood count parameters and C-reactive protein values in the first and third day after surgery, the amount of transfused packed red blood cells, duration of hospital stay, cost of hospital stay and the relationship between osteophyte removal and hematoma size. Conclusions: Ultrasonography

Jerzy Białecki, Paweł Bartosz, Wojciech Marczyński, Jan Zając

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 70, 149–153

research-article | 30-November-2018

The Brain on Fire: A Case Study on Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

gained more attention in popular media. Susanah Cahalan, a journalist who worked for the New York Post shared a powerful narrative of her personal experiences with the condition in the book, ‘The Brain on Fire’. For a relatively rare condition, one academic hospital in an urban centre treated four cases in a single year. Clinical Presentation A notable clinical manifestation of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis involves a triad of specific features that present as epilepsy, dyskinesia and psychiatric

Grissel B Crasto

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 29 , ISSUE 1, 1–8

Article | 15-April-2020

Transfusion practices for patients with sickle cell disease at a major academic medical center

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is a tertiarycare, academic university hospital and a major referral center for patients across the state of North Carolina. This 700-bed, Level 1 trauma center transfuses more than 22,000 RBC units to patients annually. Clinical services and areas of the hospital which rely most heavily on transfusion support for their activities are transplantation (bone marrow and solid organ), hematology, critical care (medical and surgical intensive

Araba Afenyi-Annan, Nicholas Bandarenko

Immunohematology, Volume 22 , ISSUE 3, 103–107

Article | 14-October-2020

Variations in pretransfusion practices

A variety of pretransfusion tests have been developed to improve the safety and effectiveness of transfusion. Recently, a number of traditional tests have been shown to offer limited clinical benefit and have been eliminated in many facilities. A survey of pretransfusion test practices was distributed to 116 hospital transfusion services. Routine test practices and facility size were analyzed. Ninety-one responses were received. Many smaller laboratories include tests such as anti-A,B, an

Beverly J. Padget, Judith L. Hannon

Immunohematology, Volume 19 , ISSUE 1, 1–6

Article | 10-November-2020

The impact of a gel system on routine work in a general hospital blood bank

A. Chan, H.F. Wong, C.H. Chui, L. Wong, G. Cheng

Immunohematology, Volume 12 , ISSUE 1, 30–32

Case report | 06-December-2020

Case report: a time study of management of a chronically transfused patient with multiple antibodies

This case report describes laboratory management of a chronically transfused sickle cell anemia patient with multiple antibodies and the time involved in providing compatible red cells for transfusion. Time was evaluated using the laboratory workload record ing method of the College of American Pathologists. Red cell units were sent to the hospital within 24 to 48 hours from receipt of a referral sample, despite a workload recording time in excess of 15 hours for a typical sample.

Kirk D. Kitchen, Mary F. Corgan, Brenda L. Hillard

Immunohematology, Volume 9 , ISSUE 3, 81–82

Report | 01-December-2019

Transfusion practices for patients with sickle cell disease at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Stella T. Chou, David F. Friedman

Immunohematology, Volume 28 , ISSUE 1, 27–30

Article | 15-April-2020

Transfusion support of patients with sickle cell disease at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Deborah Sesok-Pizzini, David F. Friedman, Kim Smith-Whitley, Sandra J. Nance

Immunohematology, Volume 22 , ISSUE 3, 121–125

Report | 01-December-2019

Seroprevalence of unexpected red blood cell antibodies among pregnant women in Uganda

We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional study among pregnant women in Kampala, Uganda, to determine ABO and D blood types and to determine the percentage who have unexpected red blood cell (RBC) antibodies and their specificities. Deidentified blood samples from routine testing of 1001 pregnant women at the Mulago Hospital antenatal clinics in Kampala were typed for ABO and D and screened for the presence of unexpected RBC antibodies with confirmation and subsequent antibody

Kristina Eipl, Clemensia Nakabiito, Kabali Bwogi, Mahnaz Motevalli, Angela Roots, Lorraine Blagg, J. Brooks Jackson

Immunohematology, Volume 28 , ISSUE 4, 115–117

Article | 22-January-2021

A case of megaloblastic anemia simulating a cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia

R. De La Puerta, N. Carpio, G. Sanz, P. Solves

Immunohematology, Volume 36 , ISSUE 3, 89–92

Report | 01-December-2019

Antigen-matched red blood cell transfusions for patients with sickle cell disease at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Matthew S. Karafin, R. Sue Shirey, Paul M. Ness, Karen E. King

Immunohematology, Volume 28 , ISSUE 1, 3–6

Research Article | 24-May-2019

FROM A COMMENSAL TO A PATHOGEN – TWO FACES OFSTAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS

-associated infections. Staphylococcus epidermidis is mainly responsible for bloodstream infections and other biomedical device-related infections. Hospital strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis form protective biofilm and are characterized by their resistance to various antibiotics.

Beata Podgórska, Danuta Kędzia

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 57 , ISSUE 4, 338–348

Article | 06-December-2020

Evaluation of patients with positive direct antiglobulin tests and nonreactive eluates discovered during pretransfusion testing

Charts from a series of 679 hospital patients with positive direct antiglobulin tests (DATs) were reviewed. Sixty-three adult patients who demonstrated positive DATs due to IgG only but with nonreactive eluates were selected for further retrospective evaluation. Those patients were noted to fall into four distinct categories: autoimmune diseases including SLE, renal diseases, multiple myeloma, and miscellaneous diseases. In 16 patients for whom serum IgG levels were available, a significant

Jerald A. Clark, Patricia C. Tanley, Charles H. Wallas

Immunohematology, Volume 8 , ISSUE 1, 9–12

Research Article | 20-November-2017

Clinical use of second-generation antipsychotics in children

existing follow-up recommendations and evidence for the metabolic adverse effects of SGAs in children, research evidence has not translated into clinical practice.Objective:The aim of this study was to assess the clinical use and follow-up practices of SGA medication among child psychiatric patients of one university hospital in Finland.Method:This retrospective patient report-based study was conducted at the Child Psychiatric Clinic of Tampere University Hospital, Finland. The study sample consisted

Kirsi Kakko, Leena Pihlakoski, Raili Salmelin, Päivi Keskinen, Kaija Puura, Tuula Tamminen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 5 , ISSUE 2, 77–88

Original Paper | 14-November-2017

Diagnoses and referral pattern at a first seizure clinic in London

Background. Epilepsy is among the most frequent neurological conditions and it is estimated that approximately 8% of the population experience a seizure at some time in their lives. Aim. To examine the characteristics of patients referred to a First Seizure Clinic (FSC) at a University Hospital in South-West London. Methods. All subjects referred to the FSC at St George’s University Hospitals between January and December 2015 were included in this audit. Results. From a total of 257

Duncan Palka, Mahinda Yogarajah, Hannah R. Cock, Marco Mula

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 25 , ISSUE 1-2, 31–36

Original Paper | 28-December-2016

Antistaphylococcal Activity of Selected Thiourea Derivatives

Five of thiourea derivatives were prepared using as a starting compound 3-(trifluoromethyl)aniline, 4-chloro-3-nitroaniline, 1,3-thiazol-2-amine, 2H-1,2,3-triazol-4-amine and commercial isothiocyanates. All compounds were evaluated in vitro for antimicrobial activity. Derivatives 2 and 3 showed the highest inhibition against Gram-positive cocci (standard and hospital strains). The observed MIC values were in the range of 0.5–8 μg/ml. The products effectively inhibited the formation of

Joanna Stefańska, Karolina Stępień, Anna Bielenica, Małgorzata Wrzosek, Marta Struga

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 65 , ISSUE 4, 451–460

Research Article | 22-May-2019

CANDIDA AURIS – EMERGING FUNGAL PATHOGEN

In recent years, the incoming information about the emergence of new superbacteria and superviruses has been causing growing anxiety. However, also fungi are with increasing frequency reported as the sources of intercontinental microbiological hazards. According to the latest reports, quickly spreading, multidrug-resistant and difficult to identify yeast Candida auris may soon become the center of attention for clinicians, laboratory diagnosticians and the groups of advisers on the hospital

Dominika Grondalska, Wioletta Kmieciak

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 56 , ISSUE 3, 282–288

Report | 20-March-2020

Cost-effectiveness of FDA variance for blood collection from individuals with hereditary hemochromatosis at a 398-bed hospitalbased donor center

Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is treated by therapeutic phlebotomy to reduce excess body iron. This 398-bed, hospital-based donor center wanted to determine whether there was a financial advantage to requesting FDA approval to allow transfusion of blood components from eligible individuals with HH. Donor center records from 2008 were reviewed to identify all therapeutic phlebotomy patients with a diagnosis of HH. HH patients were contacted and asked to complete the AABB Uniform Donor History

Dee M. Gribble, DJ Chaffin, Barbara J. Bryant

Immunohematology, Volume 25 , ISSUE 4, 170–173

Article | 17-February-2021

A prospective, observational study for optimization of antibody screening in pretransfusion compatibility testing

. The study protocol was approved by the institutional review board. Because all procedures were standard of care, no additional samples were drawn, and anonymized patient data were analyzed without any active intervention; the Ethics Committee approval was waived. Nevertheless, informed consent for participation in the study was obtained from all patients included in the study. Type and Screen According to institutional policy, a TS (blood grouping and AS) was performed during the first hospital

P. Pandey, D. Setya, R. Srivastava, M.K. Singh

Immunohematology, Volume 36 , ISSUE 1, 19–28

Case report | 31-August-2018

Diagnosis and treatment of posttraumatic arteriovenous fistula in the lower leg – a case report

External injuries are one of the common reasons for reporting to hospital emergency departments. Peripheral vascular injuries occur in up to about 25% of upper and lower extremity injury cases. Arteriovenous fistula is a type of arterial injury. Doppler ultrasound is currently the primary diagnostic method for vascular injuries as it allows for the implementation of appropriately targeted treatment, indicating the potential need for extended diagnosis or patient qualification for endovascular

Jan Sobstyl, Maryla Kuczyńska, Ewa Kuklik, Łukasz Światłowski, Maria Tsitskari, Tomasz Jargiełło

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 73, 166–169

Article | 14-October-2020

Fatal hemolytic transfusion reaction due to anti-Ku in a Knull patient

A fatal transfusion reaction due to anti-Ku in a Knull (Ko) patient is reported. The patient was transfused with 34 units of incompatible RBCs during 44 days of hospitalization. Apart from the first transfusion, all subsequent transfusions failed to raise the patient’s Hb. No serum antibody was identified until he was transferred to another hospital for dialysis. A compatibility test demonstrated a weak antibody and autocontrol reacting at room temperature by a manual polybrene method

Marie Lin, Chang Lin Wang, Fu-Sen Chen, Li-Hwa Ho

Immunohematology, Volume 19 , ISSUE 1, 19–21

Case report | 01-December-2019

A case of autoimmune hemolytic anemia with anti-D specificity in a 1-year-old child

Although antibodies to antigens in the Rh blood group system are common causes of warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia, specificity for only the D antigen is rare in autoimmune hemolysis in pediatric patients. This case reports an anti-D associated with severe hemolytic anemia (Hb = 2.1 g/dL) in a previously healthy 14-month-old child who presented with a 3-day history of low-grade fevers and vomiting. Because of his severe anemia, on admission to the hospital he was found to have altered mental

Rachel S. Bercovitz, Margaret Macy, Daniel R. Ambruso

Immunohematology, Volume 29 , ISSUE 1, 15–18

Case report | 13-April-2020

Case report: DNA testing resolves unusual serologic results in the Dombrock system

compatible. This prompted the performance of DNA-based assays for DO alleles and the results obtained were consistent with and explained the compatibility test results. It was possible to study this large kindred because of the cooperation of family members, hospital personnel, and reference laboratory staff.

Diane MacFarland, Kim Hue-Roye, Scott Carter, Dawn Moreau, James Barry, Marilyn K. Moulds, Christine Lomas-Francis, Marion E. Reid

Immunohematology, Volume 22 , ISSUE 2, 69–71

original-paper | 15-May-2020

The Resurgence of Measles Infection and its Associated Complications in Early Childhood at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan

health care infrastructure. Keeping in view the current scenario, this study was designed to investigate the measles incidence and its associated complications among the children of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) located in the northwestern region of Pakistan. Experimental Materials and Methods The present study is a cross-sectional study conducted in the pediatric unit of the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), a tertiary care hospital in District Peshawar, KP. Measles cases were defined in accordance with WHO

MUHAMMAD ILYAS, SUMERA AFZAL, JAMSHAID AHMAD, SAAD ALGHAMDI, MUHAMMAD KHURRAM

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 2, 177–184

Case report | 26-October-2019

Anti-Jk3 in a Filipino man

A 62-year-old Filipino man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia was admitted to the emergency department at Hospital A with recurrent fevers, weakness, and jaundice. The patient was evaluated and eventually discharged with a diagnosis of possible drug-induced hepatitis. One month later, the patient was admitted to Hospital B for recurrent fevers and weakness. The patient’s hemoglobin was 3.8 g/dL. Six units of packed red blood cells

Shaina McCaskill, Scott Wise, Sheila Tinsley

Immunohematology, Volume 31 , ISSUE 3, 119–122

Research Article | 24-May-2019

STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDISAS A CAUSATIVE AGENTOF HEALTHCARE - ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS

belonging to ST2, the most frequently found clonal type of hospital-associated invasive S. epidermidis, are characterized by bacterial biofilm formation and resistance to methicillin, amongst other antibiotics. S. epidermidis is mainly responsible for bloodstream infections and other biomedical device-related infections. Treating infections characterized by biofilm formation is problematic. An additional challenge is differentiation between actual S. epidermidis bloodstream infections and blood probe

Beata Podgórska, Danuta Kędzia

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 57 , ISSUE 4, 348–359

Report | 11-March-2020

Should we be screening for anti-Jsa?

We analyzed our historic patient database at North Shore University Hospital and determined both the overall frequency of anti-Jsa and the frequency at which it was detected in combination with other alloantibodies to red blood cell (RBC) antigens. Screening cells used currently are negative for Jsa. Our data suggest that anti-Jsa would not be detected in 30 to 40 percent of patients in which it is the sole antibody present. Since 1996 the antibody was only detected when other antibodies were

Nancy M. Nikolis, Fouad Boctor, William Andrew Heaton, James Martone

Immunohematology, Volume 27 , ISSUE 3, 104–106

Article | 30-November-2018

ANTIVIRAL DISINFECTION IN THE MEDICAL AREA

1. Wprowadzenie Zakażenia nabywane w czasie pobytu w szpitalu lub związane z opieką medyczną (HAI – Hospital Acquired Infections; health care-associated infections) są poważnym problemem zdrowia publicznego. Problem ten corocznie dotyka setki milionów ludzi na całym świecie, prowadząc w wielu przypadkach do poważnych komplikacji zdrowotnych, a nawet śmierci, przedłuża pobyt w szpitalu i tym samym generuje wysokie koszty. Zakażenia te dotyczą nie tylko, choć w przeważającej części, pacjentów

Agnieszka Trzcińska

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 58 , ISSUE 1, 101–110

original-paper | 27-December-2020

Application of PCR for Specific Diagnosis of Leptospirosis in Humans in Ukraine

samples (%) MAT 148     98.66 20 13.33 33 22 PCR   30 20   5   3.33 MAT + PCR   28     18.66   8   5.33 A more detailed analysis of the data mentioned above for patients who have been treated in the department of the Lviv Oblast Clinical Hospital for Infectious Diseases (during the specified period) revealed that the number of the confirmed diagnoses of leptospirosis among the suspicious cases was significantly different. From 2016 to 2017, 31 patients were discharged from the Lviv

OLENA ZUBACH, OKSANA SEMENYSHYN, LILYA VASIUYNETS, OKSANA VELYCHKO, ALEXANDER ZINCHUK

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 4, 421–426

Article | 18-October-2020

Improving transfusion safety by electronic identification of patients, blood samples, and blood units

To evaluate the feasibility of using an electronic identification system to improve safety and documentation of blood transfusions, a handheld bar code scanner and data terminal, portable label printer, and related software were integrated into all phases of the blood transfusion process, including sample collection, laboratory testing, and administration of blood components. The study was conducted in two hospitals, one in Italy and the other in the United States. Each hospital used different

Maurizio Marconi, Girolamo Sirchia, S. Gerald Sandler, Albert F. Langeberg

Immunohematology, Volume 16 , ISSUE 2, 82–85

research-article | 29-January-2021

CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 AEROMEDICAL RETRIEVAL: LESSONS LEARNT FROM CONDUCTING AEROMEDICAL TRANSFERS DURING A PANDEMIC

tasking process, as determining a mission as COVID-19 risk has significant implications; reducing operational capability and increasing both response- and on-scene time. Due to pre- and post-flight requirements, a COVID-19 mission would generally encompass the entire tasking availability for a flight crew. The risk assessment tool should be developed alongside other agencies that are involved with patient care from primary location to receiving hospital to ensure that it is consistent. The risk

Gihan Ganesh, Gayle Christie, David McIlroy, Shelley Dutton, Andrew Challen

Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, Volume 12 , 8–12

Article | 22-January-2021

Anti-Ata in a renal transplant candidate: a case report

clinical significance of anti-Ata has not been fully determined. Case Report A 43-year-old woman of African descent presented to the hospital for a pretransplant evaluation. Her medical record showed that she had a history of multiple health issues and she had been the recipient of two previous renal transplants. The first renal transplantation occurred in 1993 and lasted 3 months before secondary rejection. In 1995, the patient underwent the second kidney transplantation, which lasted about 12 months

J. Gao, S. Wise, S.H. Tinsley, J.F. Shikle

Immunohematology, Volume 36 , ISSUE 3, 104–107

case-report | 08-March-2021

Paediatric small-bowel intussusception on ultrasound – a case report with differentiating features from the ileocolic subtype

to the central limb (dashed arrow) of the intussusceptum Fig. 4. Colour Doppler ultrasound image in the axial plane showing intact vascularity in the bowel wall within the intussusception The patient was admitted in our hospital and managed conservatively. A follow-up ultrasound performed after three hours revealed no evidence of intussusception, which suggested its spontaneous reduction. The patient was discharged after a 24-hour asymptomatic period. Discussion Intussusception is common

Pushkar Mendiratta, Anurav Yadav, Nitin Borse

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 84, 70–73

Case report | 14-December-2020

Case report and review: alloimmunization, delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction, and clinically significant anti-Yta in a patient with ß-thalassemia/sickle cell anemia

A 26-year-old female with ß-thalassemia/sickle cell anemia was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of a painful crisis. During the next 4 days her hematocrit decreased to 13 percent, and there was reticulocytopenia. She was transfused with four units of red blood cells that were microscopically incompatible, and the hematocrit increased to 29 percent. Eight days later the patient was readmitted with back pain, hemoglobinuria, and a hematocrit of 27 percent. Anti-E, -c, -Jka, and -Yta

Christopher D. Hillyer, Jacquelynn M. Hall, Karen O. Tiegerman, Eugene M. Berkman

Immunohematology, Volume 7 , ISSUE 4, 102–106

Case report | 31-August-2018

Embolization of iatrogenic renal arteriovenous fistula – a case report

Renal artery pseudoaneurysms and arteriovenous fistulae most often occur as an iatrogenic complication. The article discusses a case of a patient diagnosed with an arteriovenous fistula and a pseudoaneurysm. A 64-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital due to nonspecific pain in the lumbar region. Imaging showed a typical picture of clear cell renal carcinoma. The patient was qualified for surgical treatment. After tumor resection, the patient developed microhematuria. Arteriovenous fistula

Ewa Kuklik, Krzysztof Pyra, Łukasz Światłowski, Maryla Kuczyńska, Jan Sobstyl, Anna Drelich-Zbroja, Tomasz Jargiełło, Maria Tsitskari, Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 73, 170–173

Original Paper | 04-December-2017

The Prevalence of Exoenzyme S Gene in Multidrug-Sensitive and Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Clinical Strains

Pseudomonas aeruginosa rods are one of the most commonly isolated microorganisms from clinical specimens, usually responsible for nosocomial infections. Antibiotic-resistant P. aeruginosa strains may present reduced expression of virulence factors. This fact may be caused by appropriate genome management to adapt to changing conditions of the hospital environment. Virulence factors genes maybe replaced by those crucial to survive, like antimicrobial resistance genes. The aim of this study was

Tomasz Bogiel, Aleksander Deptuła, Joanna Kwiecińska-Piróg, Małgorzata Prażyńska, Agnieszka Mikucka, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 4, 427–431

Article | 30-November-2018

Design and Research of Healthy Ecology System Framework Based on IPV9

, and insufficient professional personnel, making it difficult to meet the needs of the elderly for different levels of health care services. B. Tai’an health care platform In 2016, Tai’an City proposed in the of “Tai’an City transformation and upgrading of medical and health service industry implementation plan” to accelerate the construction of “smart medical” system, explore the “Internet + medical” service mode, and build a digital hospital. We will build a sound healthy Tai’an big data

Qinyu Li, Hongwen Zhao, An Geng, Lei Han

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 4 , ISSUE 3, 14–24

research-article | 30-November-2019

Epilepsy Surgery: A Paediatric Perspective

the 1960’s (Batchelder, 2017). The Cleveland Clinic was the first centre to use this procedure in North America in 2009, and The Children’s Hospital Westmead was the first to perform a paediatric case in Australia in 2011 (Alomar, Mullin, Smithason & Gonzalez-Martinez, 2018; Sala-Pedro et al., 2019). SEEG is an invasive surgical procedure used to localize the patient’s epileptogenic zone (the area where a seizure starts), determine its relationship with the eloquent cortex, and determine whether

Lauren Bollard, Emily Moore, Rebecca Paff

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 30 , ISSUE 2, 7–12

Article | 26-October-2019

Mass-scale donor red cell genotyping using real-time array technology

blood donors to find rare phenotypes and rare combinations of antigens. When performed on donors who are predicted to donate again after testing, integrating the genotype information with existing donor data and demographics provides the blood center with real-time information to identify the common clinically relevant blood group antigens demanded by hospital transfusion services. This review outlines a red cell genotype methodology using TaqMan chemistry and existing algorithms and data handling

Gregory A. Denomme, Michael J. Schanen

Immunohematology, Volume 31 , ISSUE 2, 69–74

Case report | 25-January-2018

Top of the Charts: Detecting neurological deterioration more efficiently through improved documentation.

private hospital in Melbourne and discusses the impact that clear and concise observation and documentation has on the ability to detect neurological deterioration.

Rhiannon Carey, Christine Holland

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1, 17–20

Original Paper | 10-December-2018

Primary and Secondary Bacteremia Caused by Proteus spp.: Epidemiology, Strains Susceptibility and Biofilm Formation

Abstract Proteus spp. is an etiological factor of urinary tract and bloodstream infections. The aim of this study was the retrospective analysis of susceptibility of Proteus spp. strains isolated from bloodstream infections (BSIs) as well as similarity evaluation of the strains isolated from different clinical samples. Proteus spp. strains were isolated in 2009–2017 from hospital patients. Identification was based on the colony’s morphology and biochemical or MALDI-TOF MS analyzes. The

JOANNA KWIECIŃSKA-PIRÓG, KRZYSZTOF SKOWRON, EUGENIA GOSPODAREK-KOMKOWSKA

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 67 , ISSUE 4, 471–478

Case report | 31-March-2016

Successful treatment of epilepsia partialis continua due to Rassmussen encephalitis with perampanel

present a case where PER was the last AED introduced in the treatment of a patient with EPC and individual seizures due to Rasmussen encephalitis before his seizure frequency could be reduced significantly. Results. A 44 years old male patient, who had been on a combination therapy of at least 4 AEDs since the age of 24, was admitted to our hospital presenting with an EPC. After the introduction of PER in the therapy EPC stopped and he remained seizure free for more than a year. Two of his other AEDs

Katja Göde, Annette Grossmann, Johannes Rösche

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 24 , ISSUE 1, 67–70

Research Article

THE APPLICATION OF GENOTYPING AND PHENOTYPING TECHNIQUES FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF MICROORGANISMS

The research on similarity between bacteria in outbreak investigations enables the identification of bacterial strain responsible for infections, their source and modes of transmission. These investigations are also necessary for the analysis of spreading of bacteria, not only locally, e.g. in a hospital in a specific country, but also internationally and globally. Therefore, it is of great importance to have the most up to date knowledge regarding different methods used in bacterial typing

Marcin Brzozowski, Paweł Kwiatkowski, Joanna Jursa-Kulesza, Danuta Kosik-Bogacka

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 56 , ISSUE 3, 353–366

Article | 21-April-2020

Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction secondary to anti-Fy3

A hemolytic transfusion reaction due to anti-Fy3 is reported in an African American patient with no history of sickle cell disease. This 82-year-old African American woman received two units of RBCs for anemia (Hb 7g/dL) on admission for a left hip fracture. On hospital Day 7, the patient underwent left hip endoprosthesis surgery; she received two units of RBCs on the second postoperative day due to Hb of 6.1g/dL. Her urine was dark during surgery and postoperatively. Her posttransfusion plasma

Horatiu Olteanu, David Gerber, Kara Partridge, Ravindra Sarode

Immunohematology, Volume 21 , ISSUE 2, 48–52

Report | 09-November-2020

Report on anti-Dib encountered in two Hong Kong Chinese

Two cases of anti-Dib, a rarely encountered antibody, were identified in serum samples referred by hospital blood banks during the past 13 months. Case 1 is a 4l-year-old female who required blood for elective surgery. Case 2 is a premature infant suffering from mild neonatal jaundice on day 2 after birth. The anti-Dib in both cases exhibited marked dosage effect. The titer/score against Di(a+b+) and Di(a-b+) red blood cells (RBCs) in case 1 was 8/10 and 32/32, respectively, and in case 2, 4/18

C.K. Lin, K.H. Mak, N.K. Chan, C.M.Y. Yuen, A. Devenish, H.B. Chan, K.L. Au, S.C. Szeto

Immunohematology, Volume 13 , ISSUE 1, 17–19

Original Paper | 04-September-2018

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from Air and Patients of Intensive Care Units

To understand the molecular epidemiology and antibiotic resistance of air and clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii, the intensive care unit settings of a hospital in Northern China were surveyed in 2014. Twenty non-duplicate A. baumannii isolates were obtained from patients and five isolates of airborne A. baumannii were obtained from the wards’ corridors. Pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were used to analyze the homology relationships of

MEIJIE JIANG, YUNQING MU, NING LI, ZHIJUN ZHANG, SHULIN HAN

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 67 , ISSUE 3, 333–338

case-report | 28-June-2019

Sonographic diagnosis of large-cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor

Case report An eleven-year-old boy reported to another hospital with right-sided scrotal pain two months earlier. He had palpitations, pallor and weakness episodes approximately once a month since he was about 2 years old. These episodes occurred mainly when he was hungry and were relieved with the elevation of his legs or some food intake. Cardiological and neurological investigations were unrevealing, and his symptoms disappeared around the age of 7. He suffered from urolithiasis with the

Osman Ocal, Dilek Ertoy Baydar, Ilkay Sedakat Idilman, Hasan Serkan Dogan, Serdat Tekgul, Mustafa Ozmen

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 77, 161–164

Case report | 09-October-2019

Autoanti-C in a patient with primary sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia: a rare presentation

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is rarely associated with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), and the presence of  specific autoantibodies has not been reported previously. We present a unique case report of PSC associated with AIHA implicating autoanti-C. A 17-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital with PSC along with AIHA. Her blood sample demonstrated a positive direct antiglobulin test and a positive autocontrol in the antihuman globulin phase, confirming the patient had warm

Meenu Bajpai, Ashish Maheshwari, Shruti Gupta, Chhagan Bihari

Immunohematology, Volume 32 , ISSUE 3, 104–107

research-article | 31-December-2019

The usefulness of high-frequency ultrasonography in the preoperative evaluation of vulvar cancer – a case series

borders(12). The aim of the study was to compare 48 MHz ultrasound images of vulvar cancer with histological images. Materials and methods This study was approved by the board of Clinical Unit of Obstetrics, Women’s Disease and Gynecological Oncology, United District Hospital, Collegium Medicum University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń, Poland. This is a tertiary reference center. We analyzed cases of postmenopausal women sent to our clinic for surgery due to diagnosed vulvar cancer. In this study

Michał Migda, Marian Stanisław Migda, Bartosz Migda, Marek Maleńczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 79, 305–310

Article | 01-April-2020

External quality assessment scheme in red blood cell serology: a 5-year experience in Thailand

From 2000 to 2004, 36, 58, 72, 78,and 86 laboratories participated in an external quality assessment scheme (EQAS) organized by the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital. Each year the staff was requested to perform ABO grouping,D typing,antibody screening,antibody identification,and DATs on eight blood samples. Each participant received information on the correct test results and a coded summary. Regarding ABO grouping, the error .rate ranged from 0.3 to 1.3

Sasitorn Bejrachandra, Jariya Saipin, Oytip Nathalang, Usanee Siriboonrit, Ekaraj Rungroung, Sudjai Udee

Immunohematology, Volume 22 , ISSUE 1, 1–5

Article | 14-October-2020

Selecting an acceptable and safe antibody detection test can present a dilemma

The Transfusion Service at Duke University Hospital has changed antibody detection methods from the use of albumin in indirect antiglobulin tests to low-ionic-strength solution (LISS), and from LISS to polyethylene glycol (PEG) in an effort to enhance the rapid detection of clinically significant antibodies. In 1996, staffing issues required the consideration of automation. Although previous studies indicated that the gel test was not as sensitive as PEG for detection of clinically significant

Martha Rae Combs, Steven J. Bredehoeft

Immunohematology, Volume 17 , ISSUE 3, 86–89

Article | 26-October-2020

DNA from urine sediment or buccal cells can be used for blood group molecular genotyping

from volunteer donors were concordant. Although results obtained with samples collected from hospital patients were initially not in agreement with the phenotyping results, adjustments to the test protocol resulted in concordance. DNA from blood, urine sediment, or buccal cells can be used for blood group molecular genotyping.

Marion E. Reid, Maria J. Rios, Kevin L. Cash, Annie M. Strupp, Joan M. Uehlinger

Immunohematology, Volume 15 , ISSUE 2, 61–65

original-paper | 01-May-2021

Screening of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among Newly Diagnosed Tuberculosis Patients in Eastern Sudan

infection among active pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients, and the level of knowledge in Kassala state, which is located in eastern Sudan near the Eritrean border, 600 kilometers from the Khartoum capital of Sudan with a great variety in culture, beliefs, language, and ethnicity. Experimental Materials and Methods This was descriptive cross-sectional hospital-based study undertaken in Kassala State, Eastern of Sudan to investigate the prevalence of HIV among active pulmonary and

GADA MUSTAFA AHMED MUSTAFA, MUSTAFA ELTIGANI YASSIN, ASHWAG SHAMI, SAMAH ABDU RAHIM

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 70 , ISSUE 2, 201–206

Case report | 09-November-2020

Case report: reporting anti-G as anti-C+D may have misleading clinical implications

hospital records failed to identify such an error, consultation with a reference laboratory technologist confirmed that the serologic reactions resembled those of anti-C+D but were also consistent with antiC + anti-G. Additional testing confirmed that the reactions were due to anti-G, not anti-C+D. One of the four donors was identified to have the C+D– RBC phenotype, which is typically G+, thus identifying the stimulus for anti-G. Routine reporting of the detection of anti-C+D in the serum of D

Archiaus L. Mosley, Jr., Mary Beth Trich, Nanette C. Thomas, S. Gerald Sandler

Immunohematology, Volume 13 , ISSUE 2, 58–60

Original Paper | 31-January-2019

Comparison of postpartum sonographic findings after uneventful vaginal and cesarean section deliveries

Abstract Objective: To prospectively determine the sonographic findings of the postpartum uterus 24 hours after vaginal delivery and cesarean section. Methods: Women who had uneventful vaginal delivery or cesarean section from July 2015 to May 2018 in a tertiary care hospital were prospectively included. Uterine lengths, endometrium, amout of free fluid, the distance between the uterine fundus-promontorium and uterine fundus-L5 were evaluated 24 hours after delivery. Results: The mean (min–max

Isil Uzun Cilingir, Cenk Sayin, Havva Sutcu, Ebru Alici, Cihan Inan, Selen Erzincan, Cem Yener, Fusun Varol

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 75, 310–315

Case report | 10-January-2018

Central Pontine Myelinolysis

instructor and ultra-marathon runner. In October 2011 he competed in the Sahara Marathon in Morocco, a 6 day 255km ultra-marathon. At the end of the third day Freddy was found collapsed and vomiting. He was confused and was suffering severe leg cramps. The next morning Freddy suffered a single convulsive episode and was subsequently transferred to a hospital in Egypt.

Leigh Arrowsmith, Christopher Tolar

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 25 , ISSUE 1, 15–19

Report | 12-March-2020

Preoperative coagulation studies to predict blood component usage in coronary artery bypass graft surgery

community hospital were included in this prospective study. The parameters evaluated included patient’s age, preoperative coagulation test results (PT, international normalized ratio [INR], aPTT, fibrinogen), and number of blood components transfused. A probability value of less than 0.05 was deemed significant. Thirty-five patients were included in this study. Mean blood usage was 6 units. Patient’s age approached significance as a predictor of blood usage, and fibrinogen levels trended

Shana Josefy, Ricardo Briones, Barbara J. Bryant

Immunohematology, Volume 27 , ISSUE 4, 151–153

Article | 14-October-2020

Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia with mimicking anti-c and -E specificities

An 18-month-old male was admitted to a hospital with a hemoglobin of 4.1 g/dL and a reticulocyte count of 53 percent. There was no history of prior transfusion. Serologic evaluation revealed the presence of both a positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) and an indirect antiglobulin test (IAT). The patient’s red blood cells (RBCs) typed as group A, C–D–E–c+e+ (cde/cde). Evaluation of the IAT revealed the presence of anti-c and anti-E. All other major antibodies were ruled

Hsin-Yeh Hsieh, Diana L. Moroney, Deanne E. Naumann, D. Jane Hata, Nancy C. Vosnidou, Rovenna L. Kessinger, Nassir Shahab, Nasrollah Hakami, Daniel S. Smith

Immunohematology, Volume 18 , ISSUE 1, 19–22

Article | 10-April-2021

Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction caused by anti-Yta

patient with an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction (AHTR) after the transfusion of 1 crossmatch-incompatible Yt(a+) RBC unit. Case Report In 2016, an 83-year-old white female patient of Croatian ancestry was admitted to the hospital with hematemesis from a duodenal ulcer. The patient’s hospital admission was attributed to poorly controlled anticoagulant therapy for the management of deep venous thrombosis, which previously led to cerebral infarction. Admission hemoglobin (Hb) was 6.6 g/dL and

M. Raos, N. Thornton, M. Lukic, B. Golubic Cepulic

Immunohematology, Volume 37 , ISSUE 1, 13–17

Original Paper | 04-December-2017

Temperature, pH and Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Are Potent Inhibitors of Biofilm Formation by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Clinical Isolates

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, an opportunistic pathogen usually connected with healthcare-associated infections, is an environmental bacterium. Intrinsic resistance to multiple antibiotics, with different virulence determinants in the last decade classified this bacterium in the group of global multiple drug resistant (MDR) organism. S. maltophilia clinical isolates, were collected from tertiary care pediatric hospital in Belgrade, Serbia to investigate influence of different factors on biofilm

Marjan Biočanin, Haowa Madi, Zorica Vasiljević, Milan Kojić, Branko Jovčić, Jelena Lozo

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 4, 433–438

Report | 25-March-2020

The potential of blood group genotyping for transfusion medicine practice

assays are reproducible and highly correlated with the RBC phenotype.  The recent availability of automated, highthroughput, DNA-array platforms now moves testing from the reference laboratory setting into hospital and donor testing centers.  This approach has the potential to revolutionize the process of locating antigen-negative donor units by testing for all clinically significant blood group antigens in a single assay.  When partnered with the same extended typing of the patient

Connie M. Westhoff

Immunohematology, Volume 24 , ISSUE 4, 190–195

Research Article | 30-November-2015

Are Autistic Traits in Youth Meaningful? A Replication study in Non-referred Siblings of Youth with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

aim of the current study was to assess the prevalence and implications of ATs in a non-referred population of siblings of probands with and without ADHD.Participants were non-referred siblings of probands with ADHD (N = 257) and control probands (N = 234) of longitudinal, case-control family studies conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital. Assessments included measures of psychiatric, psychosocial, educational, and cognitive functioning. The presence of significant ATs was operationalized

Joseph Biederman, Maura Fitzgerald, Stephen V. Faraone, Ronna Fried, K. Yvonne Woodworth, Alexandra Saunders, Kristina Conroy, Gagan Joshi

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 4 , ISSUE 2, 77–87

Original Paper | 04-December-2017

Prevalence, Influencing Factors, Antibiotic Resistance, Toxin and Molecular Characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA Nasal Carriage among Diabetic Population in the United States, 2001–2004

–0.882) was significant among S. aureus nasal carriage and gender (OR = 3.410, 95% CI, 1.091–10.653) was significant among MRSA nasal carriage. The proportions of staphylococcal enterotoxin (SE) A, SEB, SEC, SED, Toxic-shock syn­drome toxin-1, and Panton Valentine Leukocidin toxin among S. aureus strains were 18.75%, 3.13%, 12.50%, 15.63%, 28.13%, and 9.38%, respectively. 63.63% of MRSA strains were community-acquired, 27.27% were hospital-acquired, and 9.09% were non-typeable. Diabetic patients

Jialing Lin, Yang Peng, Chan Bai, Ting Zhang, Haoqu Zheng, Xiaojie Wang, Jiaping Ye, Xiaohua Ye, Ying Li, Zhenjiang Yao

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 4, 439–448

Review Paper | 23-December-2015

Epidemiology and long-term Turku outcome of childhood-onset epilepsy and mortality. Personal experiences. Part I

Introduction. Epidemiological studies on epilepsy were long based, with few exceptions, on hospital and institution patients with a subsequent bias toward more difficult cases and the reported prevalence and incidence rates were often obviously too low. Few data are available on the temporal changes in the incidence of epilepsy. Aim. To study the prevalence and incidence in an unselected child population including all the children living either in the society or in the institution, temporal

Matti Sillanpää

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 23 , ISSUE 2, 149–157

original-paper | 28-June-2019

Ultrasonography of peritoneal tuberculosis

different presentations of peritoneal tuberculosis on ultrasound. Materials and methods This was a retrospective study conducted between 2008 and 2016, including 38 cases of peritoneal tuberculosis investigated using an ultrasound at DAKAR Principal Hospital. Philips Envisor and Hitachi Preirus machines with linear 10 and 12 Mhz transducers were used. The group consisted of 21 women and 17 men (sex ratio of 0.8). The mean age was 26 years (from 8 to 72 years). A total of 12% of patients had AIDS. The

Ababacar Mbengue, Abdou Rahmane Ndiaye, Ndeye Isseu Amar, Moustapha Diallo, Aminata Diack, Mame Diarra Ndao, Massamba Diop, Amath Fall, Cheikh Tidiane Diouf, Thierno Omar Soko, Ibrahima Cisse Diakhate

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 77, 98–104

research-article | 31-December-2019

Comparing intrapartum ultrasound and clinical examination in the assessment of fetal head position in African women

of ruptured membranes on this agreement. Material and methods This cross-sectional study was carried out at the labor and delivery ward of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana. Women who were eligible for inclusion were those who had received antenatal care at KATH, had singleton pregnancy, cephalic presentation, were in spontaneous labor and had given consent to participate in the study. Women with multiple pregnancy, breech presentation, macrosomia, intrauterine growth

Yaw A. Wiafe, Bill Whitehead, Heather Venables, Edward T. Dassah

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 79, 249–254

original-paper | 11-March-2020

Resensitization of Fluconazole-Resistant Urinary Candida spp. Isolates by Amikacin through Downregulation of Efflux Pump Genes

antibiotics, as well as the prolonged hospital stay (Bukhary 2008; Alhussaini et al. 2013; Hassaneen et al. 2014). In Egypt, the contribution of Candida spp. to UTIs is alarmingly increasing reflecting a problem that might be described as nationwide. In Alexandria, located on the Mediterranean coast in North Egypt, a study measuring the incidence rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in four intensive care units (ICUs) in Alexandria University hospitals from 2007 to 2008

EVA A. EDWARD, NELLY M. MOHAMED, AZZA S. ZAKARIA

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 1, 73–84

original-paper | 23-November-2020

Biofilm Production Potential of Salmonella Serovars Isolated from Chickens in North West Province, South Africa

STEPHEN ABIOLA AKINOLA, MPINDA EDOAURD TSHIMPAMBA, MULUNDA MWANZA, COLLINS NJIE ATEBA

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 4, 427–439

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