Kai Hourfar

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunology
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Sufficient blood, safe blood: can we have both?
    Halvard Bonig
    German Red Cross Blood Service Baden Württemberg Hesse and Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology of Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    BMC Med 10:29. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Balance module allows consistent monitoring and documentation of the pooling process for nucleic acid amplification technology testing
    M K Hourfar
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 93:37-41. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Experience of German Red Cross blood donor services with nucleic acid testing: results of screening more than 30 million blood donations for human immunodeficiency virus-1, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus
    Michael K Hourfar
    Institute of Transfusion and Immunohematology, German Red Cross Baden Württemberg Hessen, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Transfusion 48:1558-66. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Blood donor screening with cobas s 201/cobas TaqScreen MPX under routine conditions at German Red Cross institutes
    M Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 98:37-46. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of Anti-HBc screening assays--which assay is best for blood donor screening?
    M K Hourfar
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Int J Lab Hematol 31:649-56. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint FACS technology used in a new rapid bacterial detection method
    M Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Transfus Med 16:355-61. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Anti-HBc screening of blood donors: a comparison of nine anti-HBc tests
    M Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 91:237-43. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an automated high-volume extraction method for viral nucleic acids in comparison to a manual procedure with preceding enrichment
    M K Hourfar
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 89:71-6. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Extension of platelet shelf life from 4 to 5 days by implementation of a new screening strategy in Germany
    W Sireis
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 101:191-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Fluorescence quencher improves SCANSYSTEM for rapid bacterial detection
    M Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 90:276-8. 2006

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Publications14

  1. pmc Sufficient blood, safe blood: can we have both?
    Halvard Bonig
    German Red Cross Blood Service Baden Württemberg Hesse and Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology of Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    BMC Med 10:29. 2012
    ..Recruitment of this group will benefit the availability of blood without jeopardizing the current excellent safety profile of blood...
  2. ncbi request reprint Balance module allows consistent monitoring and documentation of the pooling process for nucleic acid amplification technology testing
    M K Hourfar
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 93:37-41. 2007
    ..However, concerns regarding the monitoring and documentation of the pooling process exist...
  3. doi request reprint Experience of German Red Cross blood donor services with nucleic acid testing: results of screening more than 30 million blood donations for human immunodeficiency virus-1, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus
    Michael K Hourfar
    Institute of Transfusion and Immunohematology, German Red Cross Baden Württemberg Hessen, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Transfusion 48:1558-66. 2008
    ..In 1997, nucleic acid amplification technique (NAT)-testing was introduced at the German Red Cross (GRC) blood donor services to reduce this diagnostic window period (WP)...
  4. doi request reprint Blood donor screening with cobas s 201/cobas TaqScreen MPX under routine conditions at German Red Cross institutes
    M Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 98:37-46. 2010
    ..With the new cobas s 201/cobas TaqScreen MPX, a fully automated extraction method and a multiplex amplification system specifically adapted to the needs of blood donation services is available...
  5. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of Anti-HBc screening assays--which assay is best for blood donor screening?
    M K Hourfar
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Int J Lab Hematol 31:649-56. 2009
    ..The overall loss of 1.75% of positive testing donors can be significantly reduced to 0.45% by implementation of re-entry procedures for donors with an anti-HBs titre of over 100 IU/l and negative by sensitive ID-NAT...
  6. ncbi request reprint FACS technology used in a new rapid bacterial detection method
    M Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Transfus Med 16:355-61. 2006
    ..Additionally, it provides the benefit of a rapid test time and the opportunity of preventing bacterial transmitted infections more effectively...
  7. ncbi request reprint Anti-HBc screening of blood donors: a comparison of nine anti-HBc tests
    M Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 91:237-43. 2006
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  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an automated high-volume extraction method for viral nucleic acids in comparison to a manual procedure with preceding enrichment
    M K Hourfar
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 89:71-6. 2005
    ..This study evaluates the feasibility of a novel automated high-volume extraction protocol for NAT minipool testing in a blood bank setting...
  9. doi request reprint Extension of platelet shelf life from 4 to 5 days by implementation of a new screening strategy in Germany
    W Sireis
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 101:191-9. 2011
    ..The current study compares the analytical sensitivity and the diagnostic specificity of four rapid bacterial detection procedures...
  10. ncbi request reprint Fluorescence quencher improves SCANSYSTEM for rapid bacterial detection
    M Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Vox Sang 90:276-8. 2006
    ..However, the system's sensitivity was reduced by a high fluorescence background even in sterile samples, which led to the necessity of a well-trained staff for confirmation of microscope results...
  11. doi request reprint Oxygen measurements in platelet fluids - a new non-invasive method to detect bacterial contaminations in platelets
    M M Mueller
    Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Transfus Med 22:211-6. 2012
    ..The majority of all bacterial transmitted fatalities occurred at the end of platelet shelf life. Therefore, the maximum shelf life of platelet concentrates (PC) was reduced to 4 days after blood donation in Germany in 2008...
  12. ncbi request reprint Nucleic acid test screening of blood donors for orthopoxviruses can potentially prevent dispersion of viral agents in case of bioterrorism
    Michael Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Transfusion 45:399-403. 2005
    ..Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by melting analysis was developed for fast and safe analysis and allows differentiation of VAR from other orthopoxviruses (OPVs) like vaccinia or camelpox virus...
  13. ncbi request reprint High-throughput purification of viral RNA based on novel aqueous chemistry for nucleic acid isolation
    Michael K Hourfar
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaematology, German Red Cross, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Clin Chem 51:1217-22. 2005
    ..However, commercially available magnetic-bead-based assays either lack the sensitivity required for viral diagnostics or are disproportionately expensive...
  14. ncbi request reprint NAT screening of blood donors for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus can potentially prevent transfusion associated transmissions
    Michael Schmidt
    Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, German Red Cross, Johan Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Transfusion 44:470-5. 2004
    ..The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was first described in February 2003. Close contact with symptomatic patients appears to be the main route of transmission, whereas blood transfusion transmission could not be ruled out...