E C Vamvakas

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Affiliation: New York University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Allogeneic blood transfusion and postoperative duration of mechanical ventilation: effects of red cell supernatant, platelet supernatant, plasma components and total transfused fluid
    E C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Vox Sang 82:141-9. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials investigating the risk of postoperative infection in association with white blood cell-containing allogeneic blood transfusion: the effects of the type of transfused red blood cell product and surgical setting
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Transfus Med Rev 16:304-14. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing the risk of postoperative infection between recipients of allogeneic and autologous blood transfusion
    E C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Vox Sang 83:339-46. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the quality of clinical research
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Vox Sang 83:397-401. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Exposure to allogeneic plasma and risk of postoperative pneumonia and/or wound infection in coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Transfusion 42:107-13. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Allogeneic blood transfusion and postoperative duration of mechanical ventilation
    E C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Transfusion 41:885-92. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials studying the efficacy of rHuEPO in reducing blood transfusions in the anemia of prematurity
    E C Vamvakas
    Blood Bank and Transfusion Service, New York University Medical Center, NY 10016, USA
    Transfusion 41:406-15. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint RBC transfusion and postoperative length of stay in the hospital or the intensive care unit among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: the effects of confounding factors
    E C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Transfusion 40:832-9. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Length of storage of transfused red cells and postoperative morbidity in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    E C Vamvakas
    Blood Transfusion Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Transfusion 40:101-9. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Transfusion and postoperative pneumonia in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: effect of the length of storage of transfused red cells
    E C Vamvakas
    Blood Transfusion Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Transfusion 39:701-10. 1999

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Allogeneic blood transfusion and postoperative duration of mechanical ventilation: effects of red cell supernatant, platelet supernatant, plasma components and total transfused fluid
    E C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Vox Sang 82:141-9. 2002
    ..Transfused red blood cell (RBC) supernatant, platelet supernatant or plasma components, may exercise varying effects on pulmonary function, because these fluids differ in their content of soluble biological-response modifiers...
  2. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials investigating the risk of postoperative infection in association with white blood cell-containing allogeneic blood transfusion: the effects of the type of transfused red blood cell product and surgical setting
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Transfus Med Rev 16:304-14. 2002
    ..To determine whether such a deleterious immunomodulatory effect of ABT exists, additional RCTs transfusing non-buffy-coat-reduced RBCs to the treatment arm should be conducted...
  3. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing the risk of postoperative infection between recipients of allogeneic and autologous blood transfusion
    E C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Vox Sang 83:339-46. 2002
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  4. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the quality of clinical research
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Vox Sang 83:397-401. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Exposure to allogeneic plasma and risk of postoperative pneumonia and/or wound infection in coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Transfusion 42:107-13. 2002
    ..A relationship may exist between the immunomodulatory effects of allogeneic blood transfusion and the volume of transfused allogeneic plasma and/or the number of transfused plasma-containing units...
  6. ncbi request reprint Allogeneic blood transfusion and postoperative duration of mechanical ventilation
    E C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Transfusion 41:885-92. 2001
    ..In patients having open heart surgery, allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) may be related to an enhanced inflammatory response and impaired pulmonary function, resulting in the need for prolonged mechanical ventilation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials studying the efficacy of rHuEPO in reducing blood transfusions in the anemia of prematurity
    E C Vamvakas
    Blood Bank and Transfusion Service, New York University Medical Center, NY 10016, USA
    Transfusion 41:406-15. 2001
    ..Meta-analysis was used to investigate the extent and reasons for variation in the results of published clinical trials...
  8. ncbi request reprint RBC transfusion and postoperative length of stay in the hospital or the intensive care unit among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: the effects of confounding factors
    E C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Transfusion 40:832-9. 2000
    ..Data on the independent association between perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) and postoperative length of stay at the hospital or in the intensive care unit (ICU) are sparse...
  9. ncbi request reprint Length of storage of transfused red cells and postoperative morbidity in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    E C Vamvakas
    Blood Transfusion Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Transfusion 40:101-9. 2000
    ..The association of postoperative morbidity with the length of storage of perioperatively transfused RBCs was studied in 268 consecutive patients receiving a blood transfusion for coronary artery bypass graft surgery...
  10. ncbi request reprint Transfusion and postoperative pneumonia in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: effect of the length of storage of transfused red cells
    E C Vamvakas
    Blood Transfusion Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Transfusion 39:701-10. 1999
    ..RBCs transfused after prolonged storage may be associated with a higher incidence of postoperative infections than fresh RBCs. This hypothesis does not seem to have been investigated in a clinical study...
  11. ncbi request reprint Four-year survival of transfusion recipients identified by hepatitis C lookback
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Bloodbank and Transfusion Service, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Transfusion 42:691-7. 2002
    ..These figures were 20 percent lower than the figures reported previously from Olmsted County, Minnesota...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by transfusion of blood, plasma, and plasma derivatives
    E C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA
    J Clin Apher 14:135-43. 1999
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  13. ncbi request reprint The prognostic significance of specific arterial lesions in acute renal allograft rejection
    V Nickeleit
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 9:1301-8. 1998
    ..Grading systems for therapeutic trials and clinical management should emphasize scoring of specific vascular lesions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Applications of meta-analysis in pathology practice
    E C Vamvakas
    Blood Bank and Transfusion Service, New York University Medical Center, New York 10016, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 116:S47-64. 2001
    ..Despite these specific difficulties in the meta-analysis of diagnostic test data, meta-analysis can (and should) be used to produce valid summary estimates of the diagnostic accuracy of laboratory tests across all available studies...
  15. ncbi request reprint Deleterious clinical effects of transfusion immunomodulation: proven beyond a reasonable doubt
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Transfusion 46:492-4; author reply 494-5. 2006
  16. ncbi request reprint Is white blood cell reduction equivalent to antibody screening in preventing transmission of cytomegalovirus by transfusion? A review of the literature and meta-analysis
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 19:181-99. 2005
    ..22-0.79; P < .05). Thus, a meta-analysis of the available controlled studies indicates that CMV-seronegative blood components are more efficacious than WBC-reduced blood components in preventing transfusion-acquired CMV infection...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based practice of transfusion medicine: is it possible and what do the words mean?
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Division of Medical, Scientific and Research Affairs, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 18:267-78. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Platelet transfusion and postoperative infection in cardiac surgery
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Transfusion 47:352-4; author reply 354-6. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint WBC-containing allogeneic blood transfusion and mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Transfusion 43:963-73. 2003
    ..A meta-analysis was undertaken to examine whether this finding can be generalized across clinical settings and/or transfused RBC components...
  20. ncbi request reprint Transfusion-related immunomodulation (TRIM): an update
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Canada
    Blood Rev 21:327-48. 2007
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  21. ncbi request reprint Possible mechanisms of allogeneic blood transfusion-associated postoperative infection
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Blood Bank and Transfusion Service, RRG 17, New York University Medical Center, 400 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Transfus Med Rev 16:144-60. 2002
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  22. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia as a complication of blood product transfusion in the critically ill: transfusion-related immunomodulation (TRIM)
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Medical, Scientific and Research Affairs, Canadian Blood Services, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Crit Care Med 34:S151-9. 2006
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  23. ncbi request reprint Current incidence and estimated residual risk of transfusion-transmitted infections in donations made to Canadian Blood Services
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, and the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 47:316-25. 2007
    ..Thus, available RR estimates for Canada need to be updated...
  24. ncbi request reprint The continuing risk of transfusion-transmitted infections
    Morris A Blajchman
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 355:1303-5. 2006
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint The development of West Nile virus safety policies by Canadian blood services: guiding principles and a comparison between Canada and the United States
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Canadian Blood Services Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, ON, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 20:97-109. 2006
    ..This review discusses the guiding principles affecting CBS policy development and compares CBS WNV safety policies to policies adopted in the United States...
  27. ncbi request reprint Platelet transfusion and adverse outcomes
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Canadian Blood Services, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1 G 4 J5, Canada
    Lancet 364:1736-8. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Uses and sources of data on long-term survival after blood transfusion
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Transfus Med Rev 17:194-208. 2003
    ..A population-based study that includes several US counties has to be undertaken to generate the information needed for public policy decisions in the future...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ten-year survival of transfusion recipients identified by hepatitis C lookback
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Transfusion 43:418-9. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B virus DNA-positive, hepatitis B surface antigen-negative blood donations intercepted by anti-hepatitis B core antigen testing: the Canadian Blood Services experience
    Sheila F O'Brien
    National Epidemiology and Surveillance, Canadian Blood Services, 1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 47:1809-15. 2007
    ..The benefit of introducing anti-hepatitis B core antigen (HBc) screening for intercepting potentially infectious donations missed by hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) screening in Canada was studied...