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Blood Product (Donor) Noninfectious and Infectious Testing and Modification.

Tania Sarker, Louis M Katz, Evan M Bloch, Ruchika Goel,

Blood transfusion begins with safe donor selection and testing. In the United States, the blood supply and transfusion are highly regulated. Blood transfusion safety is multifaceted, whereby each of the elements of the blood safety value chain, spanning donor recruitment and qualification, to collection, blood processing, testing, transfusion practice, and ... Read more >>

Clin Lab Med (Clinics in laboratory medicine)
[2021, 41(4):579-598]

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Powassan virus: What is the risk to the blood supply?

Evan M Bloch, Aaron A R Tobian, Louis M Katz,

Powassan virus (POWV) is an emerging tick-borne arbovirus that is found widely in Canada, the Northeastern and Northcentral United States, and the Russian Far East. While still rare, there has been an increase in reported cases of POWV disease over the last decade; most (>90%) cases have been neuroinvasive and ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
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Blood transfusion trends in the United States: national inpatient sample, 2015 to 2018.

Ruchika Goel, Xianming Zhu, Eshan U Patel, Elizabeth P Crowe, Paul M Ness, Louis M Katz, Evan M Bloch, Aaron A R Tobian,

Blood transfusions are among the most common therapeutic procedures performed in hospitalized patients. This study evaluates contemporary national trends in red blood cell (RBC), plasma, platelet, and cryoprecipitate transfusions. National Inpatient Sample, the largest all-payer inpatient database representing 94% to 97% of the US population, was evaluated from the fourth ... Read more >>

Blood Adv (Blood advances)
[2021, 5(20):4179-4184]

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A survey of US hospitals on platelet inventory management, transfusion practice, and platelet availability.

Suchitra Pandey, Geoffrey A Belanger, Srijana Rajbhandary, Claudia S Cohn, Richard J Benjamin, Arthur W Bracey, Louis M Katz, Jay E Menitove, Paul D Mintz, Richard R Gammon,

<h4>Background</h4>A survey of US hospitals was conducted to increase our understanding of the current state of platelet (PLT) practice and supply. The survey captures information on transfusion practice and inventory management, including stock levels, outdate rates, ability to return or transfer PLTs, and low dose PLTs. Notably, the survey also ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2021, 61(9):2611-2620]

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Blood transfusions in gunshot-wound-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations in the United States.

Ruchika Goel, Xianming Zhu, Sarah Makhani, Molly R Petersen, Cassandra D Josephson, Louis M Katz, Beth H Shaz, Richard Austin, Elizabeth P Crowe, Paul M Ness, Eric A Gehrie, Steven M Frank, Evan M Bloch, Aaron A R Tobian,

<h4>Background</h4>The United States (US) leads all high-income countries in gunshot wound (GSW) deaths. However, previous US studies have not evaluated the national blood transfusion utilization patterns in hospitalized GSW patients.<h4>Methods</h4>Data from 2016 to 2017 were analyzed from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) and Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), the largest ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2021, 61(8):2277-2289]

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Sequential dosing of convalescent COVID-19 plasma with significant temporal clinical improvements in a persistently SARS-COV-2 positive patient.

Noupama Mirihagalle, Priyanka Parajuli, Vidya Sundareshan, Debadoot Saha, Arpan Shah, Francine Chua, Sana Waqar, Vidhya Prakash, Aaron A R Tobian, Evan M Bloch, Louis M Katz, Ruchika Goel,

The current global pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 infection, is still extending across the world affecting millions of lives to the date. While new successful vaccines are available with promising outcomes to minimize the spread and to reduce the severity of the disease, optimal therapeutic options still remain elusive. COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) ... Read more >>

Transfus Apher Sci (Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis)
[2021, 60(5):103180]

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(A Little) Clarity on Convalescent Plasma for Covid-19.

Louis M Katz,

N Engl J Med (The New England journal of medicine)
[2021, 384(7):666-668]

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Buffy coat platelets coming to America: Are we ready?

Richard R Gammon, Dana Devine, Louis M Katz, Eva Quinley, YanYun Wu, Kathleen Rowe, Anna Razatos, Kyungyoon Min, Stefan Reichenberg, Roxane Smith,

<h4>Background</h4>Buffy coat (BC) platelets (PLTs) have been used globally for many years. In 2004 Canadian Blood Services (CBS) made the decision to transition from PLT-rich plasma (PRP) to BC PLTs. We reviewed the benefits and manufacture process of BC and the implementation challenges involved.<h4>Study design and methods</h4>A literature review was ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2021, 61(2):627-633]

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Comparative changes of pre-operative autologous transfusions and peri-operative cell salvage in the United States.

Ruchika Goel, Molly R Petersen, Eshan U Patel, Zoe Packman, Evan M Bloch, Eric A Gehrie, Parvez M Lokhandwala, Paul M Ness, Beth Shaz, Louis M Katz, Steven M Frank, Aaron A R Tobian,

<h4>Background</h4>With improved safety of allogeneic blood supply, the use of preoperative autologous donations (PADs) and perioperative autologous cell salvage (PACS) has evolved. This study evaluated temporal trends in PAD and PACS use in the United States.<h4>Methods</h4>The National Inpatient Sample database, a stratified probability sample of 20% of hospitalizations in the ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2020, 60(10):2260-2271]

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Evaluation and improvement of blood donor educational materials: results from a multicenter randomized controlled trial.

Gay Wehrli, Susan N Rossmann, Dan A Waxman, Louis M Katz,

<h4>Background</h4>Blood collection centers are charged with creating donor educational materials (DnEM) that are easily understood across all prospective donor populations, while addressing mandates and recommendations from regulatory agencies and professional standard setting organizations. Donors must have sufficient information to understand the donation process with its risks and benefits, time to ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2020, 60(8):1756-1764]

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Is SARS-CoV-2 transfusion transmitted?

Louis M Katz,

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2020, 60(6):1111-1114]

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Financial analysis of large-volume delayed sampling to reduce bacterial contamination of platelets.

Seema Kacker, Louis M Katz, Paul M Ness, Evan M Bloch, Ruchika Goel, Eric A Gehrie, Parvez M Lokhandwala, Aaron A R Tobian,

BACKGROUND:Effective and financially viable mitigation approaches are needed to reduce bacterial contamination of platelets in the US. Expected costs of large-volume delayed sampling (LVDS), which would be performed by a blood center prior to shipment to a hospital, were compared to those of pathogen reduction (PR), point-of-release testing (PORt), and ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2020, 60(5):997-1002]

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It's time to phase out "serologic weak D phenotype" and resolve D types with RHD genotyping including weak D type 4.

Willy A Flegel, Gregory A Denomme, John T Queenan, Susan T Johnson, Margaret A Keller, Connie M Westhoff, Louis M Katz, Meghan Delaney, Ralph R Vassallo, Clayton D Simon, S Gerald Sandler,

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2020, 60(4):855-859]

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Frequent blood donation and offspring birth weight-a next-generation association?

Andreas S Rigas, Ole B Pedersen, Erik Sørensen, Lise W Thørner, Margit H Larsen, Louis M Katz, Kaspar Nielsen, Kjell Titlestad, Gustaf Edgren, Klaus Rostgaard, Christian Erikstrup, Henrik Hjalgrim, Henrik Ullum,

<h4>Background</h4>The prevalence of iron depletion is high among premenopausal women who donate blood frequently. Studies in nondonor populations indicate that iron deficiency anemia is associated with an increased risk of low birth weight. This prompts concerns that iron deficiency induced by frequent blood donation might impair subsequent fetal development.<h4>Study design ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2019, 59(3):995-1001]

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Report of a workshop on ensuring sustainable access to safe blood in developing countries: International Blood Safety Forum, March 24, 2017.

Louis M Katz, John J Donnelly, Christopher J Gresens, Jerry A Holmberg, James MacPherson, Peter J K Zacharias, Jean Stanley, Christine Bales,

On March 24, 2017, more than 90 experts in blood safety and international development from blood centers, industry, government, and international and nongovernmental organizations gathered in Arlington, Virginia, for the Third International Blood Safety Forum, cosponsored by America's Blood Centers and Global Healing. This report summarizes presentations and major conclusions. ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2018, 58(5):1299-1306]

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Alternatives in blood operations when choosing non-DEHP bags.

P F van der Meer, D V Devine, ,

The use of di-ethylhexyl-phthalate (DEHP) in blood bags is under discussion due to toxicity concerns and possible restrictions. A questionnaire among 15 blood centres in nine countries showed that none so far have fully switched to non-DEHP blood bags. If centres had to change, sites with a 42-day outdate would ... Read more >>

Vox Sang (Vox sanguinis)
[2017, 112(2):183-184]

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Clinical Practice Guidelines From the AABB: Red Blood Cell Transfusion Thresholds and Storage.

Jeffrey L Carson, Gordon Guyatt, Nancy M Heddle, Brenda J Grossman, Claudia S Cohn, Mark K Fung, Terry Gernsheimer, John B Holcomb, Lewis J Kaplan, Louis M Katz, Nikki Peterson, Glenn Ramsey, Sunil V Rao, John D Roback, Aryeh Shander, Aaron A R Tobian,

<h4>Importance</h4>More than 100 million units of blood are collected worldwide each year, yet the indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and the optimal length of RBC storage prior to transfusion are uncertain.<h4>Objective</h4>To provide recommendations for the target hemoglobin level for RBC transfusion among hospitalized adult patients who are hemodynamically ... Read more >>

JAMA (JAMA)
[2016, 316(19):2025-2035]

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Zika and the Blood Supply: A Work in Progress.

Louis M Katz, Susan N Rossmann,

Zika virus can be transmitted by transfusion, but the harm caused to recipients is not clear in most cases. It is very likely that the virus could also be transmitted by transplanted organs. Sensitivity to the risk from transfusion is elevated by consideration of possible severe neurologic damage in fetuses. ... Read more >>

Arch Pathol Lab Med (Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine)
[2017, 141(1):85-92]

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The association between frequency of blood donation and the occurrence of low birthweight, preterm delivery, and stillbirth: a retrospective cohort study.

Marc Germain, Gilles Delage, Pierre Robillard, Louis M Katz, Yves Grégoire,

<h4>Background</h4>Women who donate blood on a regular basis are at high risk of becoming iron depleted. Iron deficiency anemia has been shown to increase the risk of low birthweight and possibly preterm birth. Therefore, there is a concern that regular blood donation by female donors might adversely impact the well-being ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2016, 56(11):2760-2767]

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Qui custodiet ipsos custodes?

Roger Y Dodd, Louis M Katz,

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2015, 55(4):693-695]

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Ebola virus disease, transmission risk to laboratory personnel, and pretransfusion testing.

Louis M Katz, Aaron A R Tobian,

As Ebola virus has infected thousands of individuals in West Africa, there is growing concern about the appropriate response of hospitals in developed nations caring for patients and handling laboratory specimens for patients suspected of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Guidelines for caring for EVD patients are proliferating rapidly from national ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2014, 54(12):3247-3251]

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Emerging microbial threats to the United States blood supply.

Louis M Katz,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>In this short review, several emerging agents are described to demonstrate potential responses of the blood community to emerging and potentially emerging infections.<h4>Recent findings</h4>Critical questions are raised as we consider appropriate approaches to these agents. Can we identify risk thresholds below which interventions are not required, that is, ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Hematol (Current opinion in hematology)
[2014, 21(6):509-514]

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Screening for babesiosis: where is the policy?

Louis M Katz, Merlyn Sayers,

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2014, 54(9):2154-2156]

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How safe is safe enough, who decides and how? From a zero-risk paradigm to risk-based decision making.

Jay E Menitove, Judie Leach Bennett, Peter Tomasulo, Louis M Katz,

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2014, 54(3 Pt 2):753-757]

Cited: 21 times

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Survey of methods used to detect bacterial contamination of platelet products in the United States in 2011.

Mark E Brecher, Michael R Jacobs, Louis M Katz, Jessica Jacobson, Jacqlyn Riposo, Allene Carr-Greer, Steve Kleinman, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Testing of platelets (PLTs) for bacterial contamination is required by the AABB Standards but is not fully standardized. On January 31, 2011, a new AABB Standard, 5.1.5.1.1, specified that bacterial detection methods for PLT components shall use assays either approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or validated to ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2013, 53(4):911-918]

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