S Zou

Summary

Affiliation: American Red Cross
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Changing age distribution of the blood donor population in the United States
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross, Rockville, MD 20855, USA
    Transfusion 48:251-7. 2008
  2. ncbi On residual risk assessment for first-time donation
    Shimian Zou
    Transfusion 47:2348; author reply 2348-9. 2007
  3. doi West Nile fever characteristics among viremic persons identified through blood donor screening
    Shimian Zou
    American Red Cross Holland Laboratory, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Infect Dis 202:1354-61. 2010
  4. ncbi Transfusion transmission of human prion diseases
    Shimian Zou
    Transmissible Diseases Department, Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Rockville, MD 20855, USA
    Transfus Med Rev 22:58-69. 2008
  5. doi A method for estimating incidence rate of infectious diseases among first-time blood donors
    Shimian Zou
    American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 48:1827-32. 2008
  6. doi Donor deferral and resulting donor loss at the American Red Cross Blood Services, 2001 through 2006
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory for Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 48:2531-9. 2008
  7. doi Current value of serologic test for syphilis as a surrogate marker for blood-borne viral infections among blood donors in the United States
    Shimian Zou
    Transmissible Disease Department, Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross, 15601 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855, USA
    Transfusion 49:655-61. 2009
  8. doi Current incidence and residual risk of hepatitis B infection among blood donors in the United States
    Shimian Zou
    Transmissible Diseases Department, American Red Cross Blood Services, 15601 Crabbs BranchWay, Rockville MD 20855, USA
    Transfusion 49:1609-20. 2009
  9. doi A prospective study of multiple donor exposure blood recipients: surveillance value and limitations for hemovigilance
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory, American Red Cross Blood Services, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 50:128-38. 2010
  10. doi Prevalence, incidence, and residual risk of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus infections among United States blood donors since the introduction of nucleic acid testing
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory, American Red Cross Biomedical Sciences, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 50:1495-504. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Risk of Blood Borne Transmission of CJD
    Shimian Zou; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi Changing age distribution of the blood donor population in the United States
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross, Rockville, MD 20855, USA
    Transfusion 48:251-7. 2008
    ..The American Red Cross has been maintaining a research database of all blood donors. Such a database provides a unique opportunity for monitoring changes over time in donor and donation patterns...
  2. ncbi On residual risk assessment for first-time donation
    Shimian Zou
    Transfusion 47:2348; author reply 2348-9. 2007
  3. doi West Nile fever characteristics among viremic persons identified through blood donor screening
    Shimian Zou
    American Red Cross Holland Laboratory, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Infect Dis 202:1354-61. 2010
    ..Female subjects and persons with higher viral loads detected in the index donation were more likely than other subjects to develop symptoms...
  4. ncbi Transfusion transmission of human prion diseases
    Shimian Zou
    Transmissible Diseases Department, Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Rockville, MD 20855, USA
    Transfus Med Rev 22:58-69. 2008
    ..Results from ongoing look-back investigations and other studies will enable continued monitoring and more precise estimations of the risks of the transfusion transmission of CJD and vCJD...
  5. doi A method for estimating incidence rate of infectious diseases among first-time blood donors
    Shimian Zou
    American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 48:1827-32. 2008
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  6. doi Donor deferral and resulting donor loss at the American Red Cross Blood Services, 2001 through 2006
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory for Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 48:2531-9. 2008
    ..This study analyzed actual deferral and return donation data from the American Red Cross to further assess the impact of donor deferral on donor availability...
  7. doi Current value of serologic test for syphilis as a surrogate marker for blood-borne viral infections among blood donors in the United States
    Shimian Zou
    Transmissible Disease Department, Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross, 15601 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855, USA
    Transfusion 49:655-61. 2009
    ..Serologic screening for syphilis has been justified in part as a surrogate marker for infections caused by other pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This study assessed the current surrogate value of the test...
  8. doi Current incidence and residual risk of hepatitis B infection among blood donors in the United States
    Shimian Zou
    Transmissible Diseases Department, American Red Cross Blood Services, 15601 Crabbs BranchWay, Rockville MD 20855, USA
    Transfusion 49:1609-20. 2009
    ..This study used two approaches to estimate the current incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a US donor population...
  9. doi A prospective study of multiple donor exposure blood recipients: surveillance value and limitations for hemovigilance
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory, American Red Cross Blood Services, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 50:128-38. 2010
    ..There have been few recent systematic studies of blood recipients for direct evidence of blood safety, especially for emerging pathogens that may pose a threat to the blood supply...
  10. doi Prevalence, incidence, and residual risk of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus infections among United States blood donors since the introduction of nucleic acid testing
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory, American Red Cross Biomedical Sciences, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 50:1495-504. 2010
    ..This study analyzes temporal trends of these two infections since NAT introduction...
  11. doi Prevalence, incidence, and residual risk of major blood-borne infections among apheresis collections to the American Red Cross Blood Services, 2004 through 2008
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory, American Red Cross Biomedical Sciences, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 50:1487-94. 2010
    ..The number of apheresis collections increased significantly in recent years; however, data on viral marker rates among these collections are lacking...
  12. ncbi Implementation of the Uniform Donor History Questionnaire across the American Red Cross Blood Services: increased deferral among repeat presenters but no measurable impact on blood safety
    Shimian Zou
    American Red Cross Blood Services, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 47:1990-8. 2007
    ..This study assessed the potential impact of changes inherent in UDHQ implementation on deferral and on prevalence of infectious disease markers among donated units...
  13. ncbi Current impact of the confidential unit exclusion option
    S Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 44:651-7. 2004
    ..In 1986, the FDA recommended using a confidential unit exclusion (CUE) option in blood centers; this was rescinded in 1992. The American Red Cross (ARC) has continued using the option. This study assessed its current impact...
  14. ncbi Probability of viremia with HBV, HCV, HIV, and HTLV among tissue donors in the United States
    Shimian Zou
    Transmissible Diseases Department, American Red Cross, Rockville, MD 20855, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:751-9. 2004
    ..We estimated the current probability of undetected viremia with hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) among tissue donors...
  15. ncbi Patterns of age- and sex-specific prevalence of major blood-borne infections in United States blood donors, 1995 to 2002: American Red Cross blood donor study
    Shimian Zou
    Transmissible Disease Department, Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 44:1640-7. 2004
    ..This study analyzes the temporal trends of major blood-borne infections among blood donors...
  16. ncbi Prevalence of selected viral infections among temporarily deferred donors who returned to donate blood: American Red Cross blood donor study
    Shimian Zou
    Transmissible Diseases Department, Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 45:1593-600. 2005
    ..Health history questions are introduced into the predonation interview to identify blood donors believed to pose a higher risk of infectious diseases to recipients. This study assesses the current impact of some of those questions...
  17. ncbi Potential impact of pandemic influenza on blood safety and availability
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Rockville, MD 20855, USA
    Transfus Med Rev 20:181-9. 2006
    ..Studies are needed to further assess the likely impact of a pandemic on the blood supply and also of the possible intervention options...
  18. ncbi Prevalence of selected viral infections among blood donors deferred for potential risk to blood safety
    Shimian Zou
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory, American Red Cross Blood Services, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 46:1997-2003. 2006
    ..This study assesses the current impact of some of these questions on blood safety as reflected by infectious disease markers...
  19. doi Regional and temporal variation in American Red Cross blood donations, 1995 to 2005
    Stephen O Crawford
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 48:1576-83. 2008
    ..Maintaining a stable blood supply is a critical goal of the American Red Cross Blood Services. Extensive Red Cross data provided the opportunity to assess both long-term and short-term trends in the variation of weekly blood donations...
  20. doi Lack of evidence of transfusion transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a US surveillance study
    Kerri Dorsey
    Jerome H Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 49:977-84. 2009
    ..Since 2004, several reported transfusion transmissions of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in the United Kingdom have reawakened concerns about the possible risk of similar transmissions of nonvariant or classic forms of CJD...
  21. ncbi Limited effectiveness of donor deferral registries for transfusion-transmitted disease markers
    Ritchard Cable
    American Red Cross Blood Services, Northeast Division, Farmington, Connecticut 06032, USA
    Transfusion 48:34-42. 2008
    ..Donor deferral registries (DDRs) detect repeat donations by previously deferred donors and prevent their release. The utility of DDRs has not been objectively demonstrated...
  22. doi Age-related donor return patterns among first-time blood donors in the United States
    Edward P Notari
    Transmissible Diseases Department, Jerome H Holland Laboratory for Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Rockville, Maryland 20855, USA
    Transfusion 49:2229-36. 2009
    ..Sixteen-year-old donors are increasingly allowed to donate and have the highest rates of adverse events, which negatively impacts return behavior...
  23. ncbi Hepatitis C update
    Shimian Zou
    Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Public Health 94:127-9. 2003
  24. ncbi More should be done to protect surgical patients from intraoperative hepatitis B infection
    Shirley Paton
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:303-5. 2002

Research Grants2

  1. Risk of Blood Borne Transmission of CJD
    Shimian Zou; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Abstract not provided. ..