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December's newsletter includes
- International news:
- World AIDS Day 2010
- Report on Facebook activity of residents and its impact on doctorpatient relationships
- BloodTechnet's Learning Competition goes live
- Kidney exchange registry goes national
- Diseases: News on HIV/AIDS (China & Germany), HCV (UK), and CFS/XMRV and dengue fever (USA)
- Industry news: Math profs help solve problem for Immucor's Bioarray Solutions
- Literature: Many new papers, including
- Perspectives on nursing practice
- Case report on severe hemolysis due to passenger lymphocyte syndrome
- Long term follow-up of infants who received IUTs
- Resource library additions:
- Ontario TTISS transfusion reaction charts
- Molecular typing of blood groups - 4 informative and readable free text resources
- BC PBCO position: Utilization Management Coordinator, Clinical
- New TM blog: Snip, snip, the party's over? (Musings on the seductive rise of DNA typing of blood groups)
- and much more...
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December 20, 2010
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Diseases in the News
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / XMRV
- FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee recommends that people with CFS be barred from donating
- Meeting Dec. 1415, 2010
- Murine Leukemia Virus related human retroviruses and blood safety (meeting materials)
- Statement before BPAC on murine leukemia virus (MLV) related retroviruses and blood safety
- How common is it for chronic fatigue syndrome patients to give blood?
**Also see Industry News
Books / Journals/Newsletters (free full text) (* 1 or more Canadian authors)
Perspectives from Dec. 15 issue of N Engl J Med featuring nursing practice:
Davis SL, Vaidya A, Timbs A, Schuh A, Staves J, Murphy MF. Severe haemolysis due to passenger lymphocyte syndrome after an ABO mismatched bowel transplant a case report. Transfus Med 2010; Published online 10 Dec. 2010.
Franchini M. Errors in transfusion: causes and measures to avoid them. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2010 Aug;48(8):1075 ̶̶ 7.
Moubarak G, Guiot A, Benhamou Y, Benhamou A, Hariri S. Facebook activity of residents and fellows and its impact on the doctorpatient relationship. J Med Ethics 2010; Published online first, Dec. 15, 2010.
Prick BW, et al. Well being of Obstetric patients on Minimal Blood transfusions (WOMB trial). BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2010 Dec 16;10:83.
Smith R. Evidence: A seductive but slippery concept. The Scientists 2010;24(12):32. (Readable op-ed by the former BMJ editor)
Sun J, Allison J, McLaughlin C, Sledge L, Waters-Pick B, Wease S, Kurtzberg J. Differences in quality between privately and publicly banked umbilical cord blood units: a pilot study of autologous cord blood infusion in children with acquired neurologic disorders. Transfusion. 2010 Sep;50(9):1980 ̶̶ 7.
Verduin EP, et al. Long Term follow up after intra-uterine transfusions; the LOTUS study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010, 10:77. Pub. 1 Dec. 2010. [ PDF ]
BC PBCO | TMS Documents Processes | CBS: transfusionmedicine.ca
BloodTechnet's Learning Competition goes live (14 Dec. 2010)
Ontario TTISS transfusion reaction charts
Molecular typing of blood groups - Just found these informative free text resources:
Musings on Transfusion Medicine (blog):
Snip, snip, the party's over? (Musings on the seductive rise of DNA typing of blood groups)
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BC PBCO position: Utilization Management Coordinator, Clinical
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