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Transfusion microbiology [electronic resource] /
edited by John A.J. Barbara, Fiona A.M. Regan, Marcela Contreras.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
description
xix, 390 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
ISBN
9780521453936 (hbk.)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
isbn
9780521453936 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8374533
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
'This is a much needed definitive textbook on the subject of transfusion microbiology ...' The Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists
'This multi-author textbook is perhaps the first attempt at producing a comprehensive overview of the infectious risks associated with modern transfusion practice. Indeed the content extends far beyond the traditional boundaries of microbiology and covers a broad range of topics that together assure the safety of manufactured blood components and products. ... [It] provides an accessible and readable overview of the important elements that contribute to the manufacture of safe blood components and products. The editors, and authors, are to be congratulated on this significant achievement.' Bloodlines, British Blood Transfusion Society newsletter
'This one of a kind book melds the disciplines of transfusion associated microbiology with conventional transfusion medicine issues. A nice addition to your bookshelf.' Doody's Book Review
'Transfusion Microbiology is thorough and should be in the library of blood bankers/transfusion medicine specialists. Not only is it comprehensive but easy to read and leads one to seminal references behind the statements of fact and opinion. The editors have compiled a book to be proud of, which should be quite useful to practitioners in the field.' Vox Sanguinis
'... an up-to-date and fully referenced source of theoretical and practical information ...' Now & Then
'[A] gap has now been filled with the publication of Transfusion Microbiology. There are two questions a potential reader should ask about a textbook like this one. First, does it include all the standard, core material that practitioners refer to on a regular basis; and second, does it have sufficient depth to answer even some of the most esoteric questions in the field? For this book, on almost all counts, the answer is clearly yes. ... all the major infectious agents that can be transmitted by transfusion are included and the level of detail given for each is at least as great as (and frequently greater than) that given in other leading transfusion textbooks. ... Tests for infectious diseases and other methods of preventing transmission are prominently featured in this book. Topics that can confuse the practitioner as well as the trainee, such as confirmatory testing and donor readmission, are given entire chapters with detailed flow charts and diagrams. ... The layout, artwork and tables are noteworthy, not only for their clean aesthetic appeal but also for their detailed content. ... In summary, Transfusion Microbiology is a commendable addition to the field and a reference that many transfusion medicine professionals will want on their bookshelves.' The New England Journal of Medicine
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Summaries
Main Description
Extensive measures are taken to ensure that blood transfusion poses a minimal microbiological hazard to recipients. Transfusion Microbiology is the definitive text on all aspects of transfusion transmitted infections. This comprehensive text covers all medical, scientific, technical and developmental aspects of this critically important sector of transfusion medicine. A detailed discussion of all infective agents, donor issues, testing and pathogen inactivation is provided. Agents causing major concern recently, such as vCJD, are considered in the context of historical experience with agents such as HIV. All aspects of risk assessment, regulation, cost benefit analysis and quality management are reviewed. Relevant to blood transfusion centres, hospital transfusion laboratories, haematologists and microbiologists, medical, scientific and technical staff, universities and general training programmes worldwide, Transfusion Microbiology provides an up-to-date resource for all practitioners and researchers involved in transfusion medicine.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for all practitioners and researchers involved in transfusion medicine.
Main Description
Extensive measures are taken to ensure that blood transfusion poses a minimal microbiological hazard to recipients. Transfusion Microbiology is the definitive text on all aspects of transfusion transmitted infections. This comprehensive text covers all me
Description for Bookstore
It is critical that blood transfusion poses as low a risk as possible. Many pathogens can be transmitted by transfusion, and testing is complex and costly. This text covers all infective agents, donor selection and blood testing. Quality, regulation, cost benefit and risk assessment issues are also reviewed.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Introduction
Agents
Hepatitis viruses
Anti-HBc
Herpes viruses Eleftherios
Retroviruses
Parvovirus B19 (human erythroviruses)
Emerging viruses in transfusion
Bacterial contamination in blood and blood components
Annexe
The protozoan parasites
Prion diseases
Annexe, Testing for prions
Selection and Testing
Blood donor selection and qualification
Current serological methods of testing and automation
Confirmatory testing and donor readmission
The strategy for applications of nucleic acid testing
Nucleic acid testing, general view
Nucleic acid testing, the US approach
Nucleic acid testing, the English approach
Quality in the screening of donations for transfusion transmissible infections
Microbiological blood testing and new technologies
Processing and components, Leucodepletion and pathogen reduction Rebecca Cardigan
Fractionated products
Surveillance, Risk and Regulation
Serious hazards of transfusion (SHOT), Haemovigilance
Investigation of post transfusion infection Patricia
Notification of donors with significant microbiological test results Patricia
Researching the natural history of transfusion transmitted infections, the UK hepatitis C national register
How to assess risk, prospective studies and calculations
Risk management
The regulatory environment in Europe
Blood safety in developing countries
Index
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