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Beginning this month TraQ's newsletter is named to reflect the date it is published. Please note that July's newsletter contains updates to the site between June 10 (prior publication date) and today's date, 10 July. July's TraQ newsletter includes these highlights:

International news

General

  • Medscape Pathologists Lifestyle Report 2012
  • It's all in the blood (Blog on Mourant's to use blood groups as population genetic markers)

Canada

  • We are sad to report the death of Maureen (Webb) Ffoulkes-Jones, ART (CSMLS)
  • CBS to implement 2-site National Contact Centre
  • CBS to ask Health Canada to lift lifetime ban on MSM
  • Current State of Knowledge for IVIG Use and Mechanism (CBS-sponsored symposium, 8 Sept. 2012)

Australia

  • Patient blood management guidelines development - July 2012 update
  • Bloom fading on 'Personally Controlled e-Health Record'

China / Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong hospital admits transfusing RBC from malfunctioning refrigerator

Germany

  • WADA to help with probe into German blood doping scandal

UK

  • SHOT's latest report now available

USA

  • Americord CEO says kickbacks, deception common by 3 competitor cord blood banks

Industry news

  • First case of alleged stem-cell fraud enters US courts
  • GlaxoSmithKline settles drug fraud case for $3B US & guilty plea
  • MedMira wins $4.2 million U.S. Army contract to commercialize rapid test for HIV, HBV, HCV
  • US Supreme Court rules pharmaceutical sales reps are 'outside salesmen' & don't qualify for overtime pay

Diseases in the news

  • Canada: BC 2012 Contingency Plan for WNV and the Blood Supply

Resource library

  • BC PBCO & BC Transfusion Medicine Advisory Group: re-run of the free, online education series, Transfusion Reaction Education for BC Pathologists (July 16 to September 28, 2012)

Journals

  • Eclectic selection including a review paper on detecting autologous blood transfusions in athletes and an updated European guideline on management of bleeding following major trauma

New TM blog: Got a feeling (Musings on blood doping)

 

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July 10, 2012
Pat Letendre, TraQ coordinator

TraQ Newsletter - July 2012

INDEX

TraQ & BC PBCO | Global News | Diseases | Industry News | Resource Library - Links | Journals

TraQ & PBCO

For the latest news see What's new - chronological

Global News

General

  • For fun: Medscape Pathologists Lifestyle Report 2012

    • Interesting finding? "...in a peculiar divergence from all physicians who responded, the highest happiness score (out of 5) reported by pathologists went to those who were divorced (4.05), followed by those who had remarried (4.03)...."
  • It's all in the blood (Mourant among 1st to use blood groups as population genetic markers & apply them to Jews) (2 July 2012)

Canada

Australia

China / Hong Kong

Germany

UK

USA

Industry News

* Also see TraQ's Industry News

Diseases in the news

* See TraQ's 'Disease clearinghouses' in top menu

Resource Library / Links

BC PBCO & BC Transfusion Medicine Advisory Group: re-run of the free, online education series, Transfusion Reaction Education for BC Pathologists (July 16 to September 28, 2012) Open to all clinical, technical, & medical personnel in Canada | Discussion Board for 2011 course

New TM blog: Got a feeling (Musings on blood doping)

*See TraQ's Resource Library | Nursing resources | Literature clearinghouses | Links | Continuing education | Jobs | Video library

Journals, etc.

Free full text | (* 1 or more Canadian authors)

  • NHSBT newsletter: Blood & Transplant Matters (May 2012) Many interesting papers, inc.
    • * Blajchman MA. Transfusion-associated immunomodulation (TRIM)
    • The role of junior doctors in safer transfusion practice: a survey of foundation year doctors
    • Article on the UK's 'learnbloodtransfusion' e-learning program
  • Dijkstra R, Wensing M, Thomas R, Akkermans R, Braspenning J, Grimshaw J, Richard Grol R. The relationship between organisational characteristics and the effects of clinical guidelines on medical performance in hospitals, a meta-analysis. BMC Health Services Research 2006, 6:53. (Old but interesting)
  • Higgins GL, Baumann MR, Kendall KM, Watts MA, Strout TD. Red blood cell transfusion: experience in a rural aeromedical transport service. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Jun 12:1-4. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Jimenez-Marco T, Clemente-Marin G, Girona-Llobera E, Sedeño M, Muncunill J. A lesson to learn from Hemovigilance: The impact of nurses' transfusion practice on mistransfusion. Transfus Apher Sci. 2012 May 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  • * Joffe AR, et al. Donation after cardiocirculatory death: a call for a moratorium pending full public disclosure and fully informed consent. Philos Ethics Humanit Med 2011, 6:17.
  • McCormack PL. Tranexamic acid: a review of its use in the treatment of hyperfibrinolysis. Drugs. 2012 Mar 26;72(5):585-617.
  • Mørkeberg J. Detection of autologous blood transfusions in athletes: a historical perspective. Transfus Med Rev 2012 July; 26(3):199-208.
  • Rossaint R, et al. Management of bleeding following major trauma: an updated European guideline. Critical Care 2010, 14:R52.