M Goldman

Summary

Affiliation: Canadian Blood Services
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi The Canadian donor health assessment questionnaire: can it be improved?
    Mindy Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 46:2169-75. 2006
  2. ncbi Recent Canadian experience with targeted hepatitis C virus lookback
    Mindy Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 46:690-4. 2006
  3. ncbi Proceedings of a consensus conference: towards an understanding of TRALI
    Mindy Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Medical, Scientific and Research Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4J5, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 19:2-31. 2005
  4. ncbi Bacterial contamination of platelet concentrates: where are we today?
    M Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Vox Sang 87:90-2. 2004
  5. ncbi The donor health assessment questionnaire: potential for format change and computer-assisted self-interviews to improve donor attention
    Mindy Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Canada
    Transfusion 47:1595-600. 2007
  6. doi The impact of increasing the upper age limit of donation on the eligible blood donor population in Canada
    W Fan
    National Epidemiology and Surveillance, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Transfus Med 22:395-403. 2012
  7. doi Evaluation of the confidential unit exclusion form: the Canadian Blood Services experience
    S F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Vox Sang 98:138-44. 2010
  8. doi Understanding non-disclosure of deferrable risk: a study of blood donors with a history of intravenous drug use
    S F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Transfus Med 20:15-21. 2010
  9. ncbi The Canadian blood donor health assessment questionnaire: lessons from history, application of cognitive science principles, and recommendations for change
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 21:205-22. 2007
  10. ncbi Canadian experience with detection of bacterial contamination in apheresis platelets
    Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 47:421-9. 2007

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  1. ncbi The Canadian donor health assessment questionnaire: can it be improved?
    Mindy Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 46:2169-75. 2006
    ..The Canadian DHAQ has been developed over many years on an ad hoc basis and has never been evaluated in light of cognitive science principles. In addition, donor attitudes about its mode of administration have not been assessed...
  2. ncbi Recent Canadian experience with targeted hepatitis C virus lookback
    Mindy Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 46:690-4. 2006
    ..Targeted hepatitis C virus (HCV) lookback studies have been performed in Canada since 1995. The yield of HCV lookback has not been reassessed since the introduction of improved HCV screening tests...
  3. ncbi Proceedings of a consensus conference: towards an understanding of TRALI
    Mindy Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Medical, Scientific and Research Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4J5, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 19:2-31. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi Bacterial contamination of platelet concentrates: where are we today?
    M Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Vox Sang 87:90-2. 2004
  5. ncbi The donor health assessment questionnaire: potential for format change and computer-assisted self-interviews to improve donor attention
    Mindy Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Canada
    Transfusion 47:1595-600. 2007
    ..The Canadian donor health assessment questionnaire (DHAQ) has developed gradually over many years. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the format and method of administration of the DHAQ influences donor attentiveness...
  6. doi The impact of increasing the upper age limit of donation on the eligible blood donor population in Canada
    W Fan
    National Epidemiology and Surveillance, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Transfus Med 22:395-403. 2012
    ..Using population prevalence data for deferrable diseases/conditions we estimated the Canadian population eligible to donate according to three upper-age limit scenarios...
  7. doi Evaluation of the confidential unit exclusion form: the Canadian Blood Services experience
    S F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Vox Sang 98:138-44. 2010
    ..We evaluated its benefit in Canada, and reported its utility in predicting transmissible-disease (TD) and high-risk behaviour...
  8. doi Understanding non-disclosure of deferrable risk: a study of blood donors with a history of intravenous drug use
    S F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Transfus Med 20:15-21. 2010
    ..Failure to acknowledge risk behaviour is complex, and some degree of non-disclosure may be an inherent part of pre-donation screening...
  9. ncbi The Canadian blood donor health assessment questionnaire: lessons from history, application of cognitive science principles, and recommendations for change
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 21:205-22. 2007
    ..Thus, we believe that redesigning the DHAQ will improve the quality and accuracy of the donors' answers to screening questions...
  10. ncbi Canadian experience with detection of bacterial contamination in apheresis platelets
    Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 47:421-9. 2007
    ..In Canada, both blood suppliers, Héma-Québec (HQ) and Canadian Blood Services (CBS), implemented bacterial testing in apheresis platelets (PLTs) with an automated microbial detection system (BacT/ALERT, bioMérieux)...
  11. ncbi Face-to-face interviewing in predonation screening: lack of effect on detected human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus infections
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 46:1380-7. 2006
    ..The impact of face-to-face interviewing and of the format of the Donor Health Assessment Questionnaire (DHAQ) have not been evaluated...
  12. ncbi Predictive ability of sequential surveys in determining donor loss from increasingly stringent variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease deferral policies
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 46:461-8. 2006
    ..This study examines the ability of sequential surveys to predict actual travel deferrals and the operational validity of travel questions...
  13. ncbi Evaluation of pooled cultures for bacterial detection in whole blood-derived platelets
    Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
    Infectious Diseases and Donor and Transplantation Services, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 45:1275-9. 2005
    ..In this study, the sensitivity and specificity of BacT/ALERT cultures performed on pools derived from PRP PLTs are reported...
  14. ncbi Proceedings of a consensus conference: blood-borne HIV and hepatitis-optimizing the donor selection process
    Jo Anne Chiavetta
    Canadian Blood Services, HEMA QUEBEC, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 17:1-30. 2003
    ....
  15. doi Clinical and laboratory practices in investigation of suspected transfusion-transmitted bacterial infection: a survey of Canadian hospitals
    A N Traore
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Vox Sang 96:157-9. 2009
    ..If there is no residual product in the component bag, 36% of respondents would use a segment to perform testing. Guidelines could be helpful in improving and standardizing these practices...
  16. doi Skin disinfection methods: prospective evaluation and postimplementation results
    Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 50:59-64. 2010
    ..Optimal skin disinfection ensures blood safety. In this study, efficacies of the two-step skin disinfection methods used at Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and two one-step methods produced by different manufacturers were compared...
  17. doi Impact of a policy to permit the return of donors repeat-reactive to the Abbott PRISM antibody to hepatitis B core antigen assay
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 49:271-7. 2009
    ..The aim was to evaluate the impact of anti-HBc testing on donor loss and to evaluate the effectiveness of this policy...
  18. doi Assessment of a travel question to identify donors with risk of Trypanosoma cruzi: operational validity and field testing
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 48:755-61. 2008
    ..The operational validity of a travel question suitable for donor screening was tested, and it was field-tested...
  19. ncbi Effect of changing the age criteria for blood donors
    M Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Vox Sang 92:368-72. 2007
    ..The upper age limit for allogeneic blood donation varies among countries and blood operators. We assessed the impact of the removal of the upper age limit for donation in Canada from December 2004 to January 2006...
  20. ncbi Bacterial contamination of platelet concentrates: incidence, significance, and prevention
    M A Blajchman
    Department of Pathology and Medicine, McMaster University, and Canadian Blood Services, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Semin Hematol 38:20-6. 2001
    ....
  21. ncbi Proceedings of a consensus conference: the screening of blood donors for variant CJD
    Morris A Blajchman
    Canadian Blood Services, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 18:73-92. 2004
    ..This contentious issue is of potential considerable importance to transfusion medicine personnel worldwide, as well as to future recipients of allogeneic blood components...
  22. doi Declining hepatitis C rates in first-time blood donors: insight from surveillance and case-control risk factor studies
    Sheila F O'Brien
    National Epidemiology and Surveillance, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 48:902-9. 2008
    ..Hepatitis C virus (HCV) rates have decreased steadily in first-time donors in Canada since testing was implemented but reasons are unclear. A description of factors that may have played a role in this decline is reported...
  23. ncbi Donor recruitment research
    D Devine
    Canadian Blood Services, 1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 4JSE, Canada
    Vox Sang 93:250-9. 2007
  24. doi Donor's understanding of the definition of sex as applied to predonation screening questions
    S F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Vox Sang 94:329-33. 2008
    ..We aimed to determine how donors define sex when answering screening questions...
  25. ncbi Clinical outcomes following institution of the Canadian universal leukoreduction program for red blood cell transfusions
    Paul C Hebert
    University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion Research, and Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 289:1941-9. 2003
    ..A number of countries have implemented a policy of universal leukoreduction of their blood supply, but the potential role of leukoreduction in decreasing postoperative mortality and infection is unclear...
  26. doi Epidemiology of hepatitis B in Canadian blood donors
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 48:2323-30. 2008
    ..Evaluating the potential for further risk reduction requires a better understanding of the relationship between donor selection criteria, immigration from endemic countries, and public health vaccination strategies...
  27. doi Consequences of transfusion of platelet antibody: a case report and literature review
    Katerina Pavenski
    Department of Medicine, and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 48:1981-9. 2008
    ..Passive transfer of platelet (PLT) antibody by blood transfusion can lead to severe thrombocytopenia, bleeding, and an acute transfusion reaction...
  28. doi Screening of Canadian Blood Services donors for severe immunoglobulin A deficiency
    Douglas S Palmer
    National Testing Laboratory, Epidemiology and Surveillance, Donor and Transplantation Services, Head Office, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 50:1524-31. 2010
    ..05 mg/dl)...
  29. doi West Nile virus in 2006 and 2007: the Canadian Blood Services' experience
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 50:1118-25. 2010
    ..In 2007, Canada experienced a larger epidemic than in previous years providing an opportunity to evaluate the ID-NAT triggering algorithm in higher-risk areas...
  30. doi Impact of declining fertility rates in Canada on donor options in blood and marrow transplantation
    David S Allan
    Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, The Ottawa Hospital, and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 15:1634-7. 2009
    ..The issue of declining fertility rates appears to be regional, and the impact on transplantation will be more pronounced in Canada than in other developed nations...
  31. doi Reassessment of deferrals for tattooing and piercing
    Mindy Goldman
    Canadian Blood Services Donor and Transplantation Services, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 49:648-54. 2009
    ..In August 2005, the Canadian Blood Services decreased the deferral period for tattooing and ear or body piercing from 12 to 6 months. This study assessed the impact of this change on blood safety and availability...
  32. ncbi Improving the bacteriological safety of platelet transfusions
    Morris A Blajchman
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, HSC 2N34, Hamilton, Notario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    Transfus Med Rev 18:11-24. 2004
    ..All of these approaches, either collectively or individually, hold considerable promise that the prevalence of adverse events associated with bacteria in platelet products will decline significantly in the very foreseeable future...
  33. ncbi Challenges in developing a bacterial detection system
    Mindy Goldman
    HEMA QUEBEC, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Vox Sang 83:125-7. 2002
  34. ncbi Declining value of preoperative autologous donation
    Mindy Goldman
    HEMA QUEBEC, Montreal, Canada
    Transfusion 42:819-23. 2002
    ..Changes in transfusion practice motivated an examination of blood use from 1993 to 2000 of patients participating in the Héma-Québec PABD program...
  35. ncbi Blood donor selection and screening: strategies to reduce recipient risk
    Marc Germain
    Medical Affairs, HEMA QUEBEC, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Ther 9:406-10. 2002
    ..Finally, some safety measures are purely precautionary, such as the deferral of donors who have traveled to certain countries affected by the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)...
  36. ncbi Prenatal management of alloimmune thrombocytopenia of the fetus
    C P Engelfriet
    Sanquin Diagnostic Services, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Vox Sang 84:142-9. 2003
  37. ncbi Fatal septic shock associated with transfusion-transmitted Serratia marcescens
    Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
    Transfusion 46:679-81. 2006
  38. ncbi A predonation screening question for occupational exposure to simian foamy virus: a preliminary donor survey in Canada
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Transfusion 47:949-50. 2007
  39. ncbi Integrative tumor board: recurrent breast cancer or new primary? UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
    Bradly P Jacobs
    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, 94143 1726, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 2:289-300. 2003
  40. ncbi Establishment of an immunoglobulin A-deficient blood donor registry with a simple in-house screening enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
    Louis Thibault
    Research and Development and Medical Affairs, HEMA QUEBEC, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Transfusion 46:2115-21. 2006
    ..To prepare compatible blood components for these patients, blood centers usually maintain a list of IgA-deficient blood donors. An in-house enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to identify new IgA-deficient blood donors...