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TitleTransmissible Diseases and Blood Transfusion [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Symposium on Blood Transfusion, Groningen, NL, Organized by the Sanquin Division Blood Bank Noord Nederland / edited by C. Th. Smit Sibinga, R. Y. Dodd
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2002
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Descript XII, 220 p. online resource


This book is the only published literature that comprehensively discusses all aspects of transfusion of transmissible diseases, the facts and the fiction. It is of paramount importance to all involved in the vein to vein chain of transfusion medicine. Transmissible Diseases and Blood Transfusion is an important reference for all hematologists and researchers involved in transfusion medicine


I. Blood Safety Aspects -- Germs, Gels and Genomes. A Personal Recollection of 30 Years in Blood Safety Testing -- Quality Management for Blood Transfusion Services -- The Value of Donor Selection for Blood Safety -- Blood Donation; A Risk for Prenatal Developmental Toxicity? -- II. Transmissible Diseases -- Bacterial Contamination of Blood and Blood Products. An Underestimated Problem -- Parasites Transmitted by Blood Transfusion -- Prion Diseases and Blood Transfusion -- Tick-Borne Diseases: Recognized and Theoretical Risks Associated with Blood Transfusion -- Xeno-Transplantation and Xenozoonoses -- III. Transmissible Diseases -- NAT Update; Where Are We Today? -- Cost-Effectiveness of Alternatives to Allogeneic Blood Transfusion; Reviewing the Available Evidence -- Hereditary Metabolic Diseases and Stem Cell Transplantation -- Detection of Disease: Possibilities and Limitations -- IV. Preventative Aspects -- Quantitative Real-Time PCR for Detection of Parvovirus B19 DNA in Blood Plasma for Plasma Screening -- Advances in Bacterial Detection Technology -- Pathogen Inactivated Blood Components: Advancing from Theory to Practice -- GCBS, ICBS and Other Initiatives โ{128}{148} The Pars Pro Toto Phenomenon; Will There Ever Be a Totum Pro Parte?

Medicine Critical care medicine Hematology Medicine & Public Health Hematology Intensive / Critical Care Medicine


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