Navigation Links
Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

Filtering white cells from donor blood before a transfusion is much safer for patients and long overdue as a national standard for all surgical procedures, according to University of Rochester researchers who present their analysis in the April journal, Transfusion.

The practice of removing the white cells from blood is called leukoreduction. But despite the recommendations of two national advisory committees in 10 years that voted in favor of all patients in the United States receiving leukoreduced blood, ("universal leukoreduction"), the practice is still not wholly supported in the medical community, nor recommended by the Food and Drug Administration. Part of the reason is fear of increased cost.

However, Neil Blumberg, M.D., lead author of the study and a proponent of leukoreduction, argues that several cost-benefit analyses show that an upfront increase of $25 to $35 for each unit of filtered blood is offset by savings from less use of antibiotics, reduced patient time in the ICU, and shorter lengths of hospital stays overall. One study, in fact, estimated that the savings in treating heart surgery complications alone could total $1 billion a year, nationwide.

"Rarely do we come up with a medical advance that saves money and is better for patients at the same time. This is as basic as washing your hands before conducting a physical examination of a patient," Blumberg said. "But despite much scientific evidence that supports this notion, millions of people today are still receiving transfusions that might needlessly be harmful to them. The single most effective and overdue safety measure the FDA could take at this time is to mandate leukoreduction of all transfusions through its regulatory power."

Blumberg's group reviewed approximately 520 abstracts and nine published randomized clinical trials, on the risks and benefits of using leukoreduced blood. They assessed the statistical methods that were used in each study, and fo
'"/>

Source:University of Rochester Medical Center


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. South Americas vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn
2. Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies
3. Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders
4. AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS
5. Infectious disease expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
6. Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say
7. Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers
8. Evidence for omega 3 fats less conclusive than we thought, say experts
9. Medical experts: US unlikely to have enough vaccines to stop avian flu
10. Deep-rooted plants have much greater impact on climate than experts thought
11. Climate experts search for answers in the oceans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Transfusion expert urges wider use filtered blood

(Date:4/20/2015)... The announcement comes as demand ... Management (GRM), Ireland,s foremost records management ... built up an impressive track record of clients within the ... the records management sector in Dubai . ... staffbase and employ a further eight staff members at its ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... 14, 2015  HYPR Corp. today announced it ... ) Alliance tm , an industry consortium transforming ... to share technology and collaborate to deliver open ... more secure and private, and easier to use. ... that protects sensitive user information and eliminates the ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... , April 13, 2015 ... TechSci Research, "Global Biometrics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020", ... a CAGR of around 14% till 2020. The ... for large scale implementation and review of biometric ... launch of new products with greater efficiency, are ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3Global Biometrics Market to Cross US$ 21 Billion by 2020: TechSci Research 2
... S. Serianni is providing new insights that could have ... points out that biological compounds known as dicarbonyl sugars ... breakdown of the simple sugar, glucose. The formation of ... concentrations in the blood and plasma of diabetics are ...
... Dec. 12, 2012 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ... its academic and clinical research and discoveries into marketable ... enterprise, Wake Forest Innovations, is being led by Chief ... who is also President of the Piedmont Triad ...
... humans and 200 Asian elephants every year. One of the ... elephants into ranges away from humans, often into national parks. ... elephants raiding crops, breaking into homes and injuring or killing ... published Dec. 7 in PLOS ONE by the ...
Cached Biology News:Notre Dame research may have important implications for combating diabetes 2Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Launches Wake Forest Innovations 2Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Launches Wake Forest Innovations 3Relocating elephants fails to decrease human-wildlife conflict 2
(Date:5/1/2015)... 2015 OncoTAb, Inc., a ... company, announced that Pinku Mukherjee, Ph.D. has received the ... of Governors’ highest faculty honor. Mukherjee received the award, ... for her innovative research and development of cancer diagnostics ... a crowning moment in my scientific career,” said Mukherjee, ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... LONDON , May 1, 2015 ... world market for antithrombotic drugs will reach $22.4bn in ... Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 ... purpose of that investigation is to provide forecasts and ... a business information publisher and consultancy in ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , May ... announced today that Roger Jeffs , Ph.D., President and ... and update on the company,s business at the Deutsche Bank ... Boston, Massachusetts . The presentation will take ... Time, and can be accessed via a live webcast on ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2015 Cytokinetics, Incorporated ... first quarter of 2015 were $4.4 million, compared to $8.0 ... loss for the first quarter was $8.9 million, or $0.23 ... net loss for the same period in 2014, of $8.7 ... of March 31, 2015, cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled ...
Breaking Biology Technology:OncoTAb CSO Awarded the University of North Carolina’s O. Max Gardner Award 2Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 2Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 3Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 4Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 5Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8
... additional capacity in Iowa and Illinois to meet diesel market demand. ... ... Renewable Energy Group® today announced it has entered into agreements to ... a 30 MGY facility in Wall Lake, Iowa; Central Iowa Energy, ...
... Four prestigious universities have joined Bio Career Center, the ... science professionals. UCLA , Brown , NYU ... 15 other major universities.The jobs board, www.biocareercenter.com ... there are hundreds of life science career sites on the ...
... registered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the ... complaints with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and ... by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)."Fortunately, ... enterprises, and I am grateful for them," said Gerard ...
Cached Biology Technology:REG Signs Agreement with Three Biodiesel Plants to Consolidate 2REG Signs Agreement with Three Biodiesel Plants to Consolidate 3REG Signs Agreement with Three Biodiesel Plants to Consolidate 4REG Signs Agreement with Three Biodiesel Plants to Consolidate 5REG Signs Agreement with Three Biodiesel Plants to Consolidate 6REG Signs Agreement with Three Biodiesel Plants to Consolidate 7Four Major Universities Join Nation's Leading Postgrad Bio Jobs Board 2Veteran-Owned Biotech Startup Company Charges Health Agency (NYSDOH) with Blackballing its Initiatives 2Veteran-Owned Biotech Startup Company Charges Health Agency (NYSDOH) with Blackballing its Initiatives 3
... Variable Speed Rocker, with 12" x 14" table; ... x 14" table; 220V. The VSR-50 Variable ... for any lab. The VSR-50 provides a rhythmic ... a gentle to vigourous movement. This makes it ...
...
...
...
Biology Products: