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Author Van Oss, Carel J., author

Title Transfusion immunology and medicine / by Carel J. van Oss
Edition First edition
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, 1995


Description 1 online resource (480 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Contributors; THE ERNEST WTTEBSKY MEMORIAL LECTURE; Red but Not Dead: Not a Hapless Sac of Hemoglobin; PART I: INFECTIOUS AGENTS AND THEIR REMOVAL FROM BLOOD AND BLOOD COMPONENTS; Viral Contamination of Blood Components and Approaches for Reduction of Infectivity; Reducing the Infectivity of Blood Components -- What We Have Learned; Photodynamic Virus Inactivation of Blood Components; Leukocyte Filtration Mechanisms: Factors Influencing the Removal of Infectious Agents from Red Cell Concentrates
Use of Leukodepletion Filters for the Removal of BacteriaTransfusion-Transmitted Cytomegalovirus Infection; PART II: TESTING FOR INFECTIOUS AGENTS; Existing Problems in the Testing for Infectious Diseases; Testing Blood Donors for HIV: Current Controversies; Hepatitis Testing; Bacterial Contamination of Blood Products and the Value of Pre-transfusion Testing; PART III: ALLOTYPES; What Is Important on the Red Blood Cell Surface; Functional Factors in the Red Cell Membrane: Interactions Between the Membrane and Its Underlying Skeleton
Hot Spots in the Red Cell Membrane: Molecular Aspects of Some Red Cell AntigensBlood Group Antigens as Tumor Markers, Parasitic/Bacterial/Viral Receptors, and Their Association with Immunologically Important Proteins; The Role of the Lymphocyte in an Immune Response; Neutrophil Antigens, from Bench to Bedside; Anti-idiotypes to HLA and Their Role in Transplantation; PART IV: IMMUNOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION; Immunologic Effects of Blood Transfusion; Transfusion Reactions: The Changing Priorities; Blood Transfusion, Blood Storage, and Immunomodulation
The Tumor Growth-Promoting Effect of Allogeneic Blood TransfusionsThe Role of Cytokines in Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions; The Role of Cytokines and Adhesive Molecules in Febrile Non-hemolytic Transfusion Reactions; Neonatal Anemia: Pathophysiology and Treatment; Quality of Platelet Concentrates; The Quality of Red Blood Cells; Growth Factors and Cord Blood Stem and Progenitor Cells; The Development and Use of Oxygen-Carrying Blood Substitutes; Novel Cellular Therapies; PART V: TRANSFUSION STRATEGIES; Transfusion Strategies: Opportunities for Improvement
Transfusion-Associated Graft-Versus-Host Disease and the Irradiation of Blood ComponentsAutologous Blood Transfusion: Evaluation of an Alternative Strategy in Reducing Exposure to Allogeneic Blood Transfusion; Hematopoietic Stem Cells: ""Form -- Method -- Characteristics; Uses of Intravenous Gammaglobulin in Immune Hematologic Disease; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary Based on the proceedings of the International Convocation on Immunology held recently at the State University of New York at Buffalo, this up-to-date resource provides a state-of-the-art examination of blood transfusion practice and its future possibilities. Explains the immunological effects of blood transfusion as well as its immunological and microbiological hazards and offers potential remedies!
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Blood -- Transfusion.
Immunological Effects Of Blood Transfusion
Infectious Agents And Their Removal From Blood And Blood Components
Testing For Infectious Agents
Transfusion Strategies
Blood Transfusion
MEDICAL -- Hematology.
MEDICAL -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
Blood -- Transfusion
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781482273441