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Top Publications

  1. pmc Novel subgenotypes of hepatitis B virus genotypes C and D in Papua, Indonesia
    Maria Inge Lusida
    Department of Microbiology, Tropical Disease Center, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2160-6. 2008
  2. ncbi High prevalence of coeliac disease in apparently healthy Iranian blood donors
    Bijan Shahbazkhani
    Digestive Disease Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 15:475-8. 2003
  3. ncbi Prevalence of polyomavirus BK and JC infection and replication in 400 healthy blood donors
    Adrian Egli
    Transplantation Virology, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    J Infect Dis 199:837-46. 2009
  4. doi The United States Trypanosoma cruzi Infection Study: evidence for vector-borne transmission of the parasite that causes Chagas disease among United States blood donors
    Paul T Cantey
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, and Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Transfusion 52:1922-30. 2012
  5. doi Specific antibodies reacting with simian virus 40 capsid protein mimotopes in serum samples from healthy blood donors
    Alfredo Corallini
    Section of Microbiology, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
    Hum Immunol 73:502-10. 2012
  6. pmc Absence of detectable xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus in plasma or peripheral blood mononuclear cells of human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected blood donors or individuals in Africa
    Shixing Tang
    Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Transfusion 51:463-8. 2011
  7. pmc Antibody specificities associated with neutralization breadth in plasma from human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype C-infected blood donors
    Elin S Gray
    AIDS Virus Research Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, Private Bag X4, Sandringham 2131, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Virol 83:8925-37. 2009
  8. ncbi Heterogeneous geographic distribution of human T-cell lymphotropic viruses I and II (HTLV-I/II): serological screening prevalence rates in blood donors from large urban areas in Brazil
    Bernadette Catalan-Soares
    Fundação Hemominas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 21:926-31. 2005
  9. pmc Prevalence and prevalence trends of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors at four Chinese regional blood centers between 2000 and 2010
    Changqing Li
    Institute of Blood Transfusion, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Hua Cai Road 26 Hao, Dong San Huan Road Er Duan, Chengdu, Sichuang, 610052, China
    J Transl Med 10:176. 2012
  10. ncbi Frequency and load of hepatitis B virus DNA in first-time blood donors with antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen
    Holger Hennig
    Institute of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, University of Lubeck, Germany
    Blood 100:2637-41. 2002

Research Grants

  1. HIB/STD Prevention Among Young Migrants in China
    Xiaoming Li; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Natural History and Pathogenesis of WNV in Viremic Dono*
    Michael Busch; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. CFI Pathogen Inactivation Technology
    Trevor P Castor; Fiscal Year: 2010
  4. Detection of Prostate Cancer Genomic Signatures in Blood
    Amin I Kassis; Fiscal Year: 2010
  5. Plasma iNOS IVD Prognosticates Sepsis Prior to Organ Damage and Dysfunction
    Robert J Webber; Fiscal Year: 2010
  6. Jack T Stapleton; Fiscal Year: 2016
  7. Alan E Mast; Fiscal Year: 2014
  8. Geographically robust rapid assay for T. cruzi infection
    SYAMAL X RAYCHAUDHURI; Fiscal Year: 2010
  9. Prospective Study of Restless Leg Syndrome
    Xiang Gao; Fiscal Year: 2011
  10. Chagas Disease Confirmatory Assay
    Andrew Levin; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications435 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Novel subgenotypes of hepatitis B virus genotypes C and D in Papua, Indonesia
    Maria Inge Lusida
    Department of Microbiology, Tropical Disease Center, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2160-6. 2008
    ..analysis of part of the S gene and the entire precore/core gene of HBV isolates obtained from HBsAg-positive blood donors in Papua Province, Indonesia. Phylogenetic analysis of the S gene sequences revealed that 23 (85...
  2. ncbi High prevalence of coeliac disease in apparently healthy Iranian blood donors
    Bijan Shahbazkhani
    Digestive Disease Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 15:475-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of coeliac in healthy, Iranian, blood donors.
  3. ncbi Prevalence of polyomavirus BK and JC infection and replication in 400 healthy blood donors
    Adrian Egli
    Transplantation Virology, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    J Infect Dis 199:837-46. 2009
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  4. doi The United States Trypanosoma cruzi Infection Study: evidence for vector-borne transmission of the parasite that causes Chagas disease among United States blood donors
    Paul T Cantey
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, and Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Transfusion 52:1922-30. 2012
    Screening US blood donors for Trypanosoma cruzi infection is identifying autochthonous, chronic infections...
  5. doi Specific antibodies reacting with simian virus 40 capsid protein mimotopes in serum samples from healthy blood donors
    Alfredo Corallini
    Section of Microbiology, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
    Hum Immunol 73:502-10. 2012
    ..SV40 viral capsid proteins 1-2-3 (VPs 1-2-3) was set up and employed to test 855 serum samples from healthy blood donors. Data from immunologic assays indicate that serum antibodies against SV40 VP mimotopes are detectable, although ..
  6. pmc Absence of detectable xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus in plasma or peripheral blood mononuclear cells of human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected blood donors or individuals in Africa
    Shixing Tang
    Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Transfusion 51:463-8. 2011
    ..In this study, we screened both plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNCs) collected in Africa from blood donors and human immunodeficiency virus Type 1 (HIV-1)-infected individuals to gain evidence of XMRV infection in this ..
  7. pmc Antibody specificities associated with neutralization breadth in plasma from human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype C-infected blood donors
    Elin S Gray
    AIDS Virus Research Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, Private Bag X4, Sandringham 2131, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Virol 83:8925-37. 2009
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  8. ncbi Heterogeneous geographic distribution of human T-cell lymphotropic viruses I and II (HTLV-I/II): serological screening prevalence rates in blood donors from large urban areas in Brazil
    Bernadette Catalan-Soares
    Fundação Hemominas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 21:926-31. 2005
    ..Screening potential blood donors for HTLV-I/II is mandatory in Brazil. The public blood center network accounts for about 80...
  9. pmc Prevalence and prevalence trends of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors at four Chinese regional blood centers between 2000 and 2010
    Changqing Li
    Institute of Blood Transfusion, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Hua Cai Road 26 Hao, Dong San Huan Road Er Duan, Chengdu, Sichuang, 610052, China
    J Transl Med 10:176. 2012
    ..This study investigated the prevalence of serologic markers for transfusion transmissible infections (TTIs) among four Chinese blood centers...
  10. ncbi Frequency and load of hepatitis B virus DNA in first-time blood donors with antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen
    Holger Hennig
    Institute of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, University of Lubeck, Germany
    Blood 100:2637-41. 2002
    ..study was to determine the frequency and load of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in anti-HBc-positive first-time blood donors; it was designed to contribute to determining whether anti-HBc screening of blood donations might reduce the ..
  11. pmc Hepatitis E virus antibodies in blood donors, France
    Jean Michel Mansuy
    Hopital Purpan, Toulouse, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:2309-12. 2011
    Using a validated sensitive assay, we found hepatitis E virus (HEV) IgG in 52.5% of voluntary blood donors in southwestern France. This finding suggests HEV is highly endemic to this region...
  12. pmc Time trend of the prevalence of hepatitis E antibodies among farmers and blood donors: a potential zoonosis in Denmark
    Peer B Christensen
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1026-31. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anti-HEV among Danish blood donors and Danish farmers...
  13. ncbi HIV-1 subtype B' dictates the AIDS epidemic among paid blood donors in the Henan and Hubei provinces of China
    Bo Su
    Modern Virology Research Center, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Hubei 430072, PR China
    AIDS 17:2515-20. 2003
    To investigate the genetic background of HIV-1 strains among infected paid blood donors (PBD) in the Henan and Hubei provinces of China.
  14. doi Temporal trends of perfluoroalkyl concentrations in American Red Cross adult blood donors, 2000-2010
    Geary W Olsen
    3M Company, Medical Department, St Paul, Minnesota, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 46:6330-8. 2012
    Eleven perfluorinated alkyl acids (PFAAs) were analyzed in plasma from a total of 600 American Red Cross adult blood donors from six locations in 2010...
  15. ncbi Asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia and seroreactivities to Plasmodium falciparum antigens in blood donors from Ibadan, south-western Nigeria
    E A Achidi
    Department of Chemical Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 89:601-10. 1995
    ..falciparum antigens (Pf155/RESA and circumsporozoite protein) were investigated in a random sample of 416 blood donors attending the Blood Transfusion Unit of the University College Hospital in Ibadan, south-western Nigeria: 224 ..
  16. doi Specificities of leucocyte alloantibodies in transfusion-related acute lung injury and results of leucocyte antibody screening of blood donors
    A Reil
    Leucocyte Immunology Laboratory, Blood Service West of the German Red Cross, Hagen, Germany
    Vox Sang 95:313-7. 2008
    ..Antibody-mediated transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is an important cause of transfusion-associated morbidity and death. Preventive strategies are currently a matter of debate...
  17. doi Toxocara canis infection is associated with eosinophilia and total IgE in blood donors from a large Brazilian centre
    V C C Dattoli
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Acre, Acre, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 16:514-7. 2011
    To investigate the association between Toxocara canis infection and total IgE levels and eosinophilia in blood donors from a large Brazilian city.
  18. pmc Hepatitis E virus seroprevalence among blood donors in southwest Switzerland
    Annatina Kaufmann
    Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e21150. 2011
    The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of Hepatitis E virus (HEV) among blood donors in southwest Switzerland.
  19. doi Autochthonous hepatitis E in Southwest England: natural history, complications and seasonal variation, and hepatitis E virus IgG seroprevalence in blood donors, the elderly and patients with chronic liver disease
    Harry R Dalton
    Cornwall Gastrointestinal Unit, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:784-90. 2008
    ..To report the natural history of autochthonous hepatitis E and hepatitis E virus (HEV) IgG seroprevalence in Southwest England...
  20. doi Molecular characterization, distribution, and dynamics of hepatitis C virus genotypes in blood donors in Colombia
    Mónica Viviana Alvarado Mora
    Laboratory of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, São Paulo Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Med Virol 82:1889-98. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to characterize the viral sequences in plasma of 184 volunteer blood donors who attended the "Banco Nacional de Sangre de la Cruz Roja Colombiana," Bogotá, Colombia...
  21. ncbi The prevalence of chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus 6 genomes in the blood of UK blood donors
    Hoe Nam Leong
    Division of Infection and Immunity, Centre for Virology, Hampstead Campus, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    J Med Virol 79:45-51. 2007
    ..to determine the frequency of high HHV-6 viral loads in whole blood (>6 log(10) copies/ml) in a population of blood donors in London, UK...
  22. pmc High frequency of SEN virus infection in thalassemic patients and healthy blood donors in Iran
    Abbas Karimi-Rastehkenari
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
    Virol J 7:1. 2010
    ..the frequency of SENV-D and SENV-H genotypes viremia by performing nested-PCR in 120 and 100 sera from healthy blood donors and thalassemic patients in Guilan Province, North of Iran respectively...
  23. doi Nucleic acid testing to detect HBV infection in blood donors
    Susan L Stramer
    Scientific Support Office, American Red Cross, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA
    N Engl J Med 364:236-47. 2011
    The detection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in blood donors is achieved by screening for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and for antibodies against hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc)...
  24. pmc Prevalence and trend of hepatitis C virus infection among blood donors in Chinese mainland: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Xiaofei Gao
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, PR China
    BMC Infect Dis 11:88. 2011
    ..comprehensive and reliable tabulation of available data on the epidemiological characteristics and risk factors for HCV infection among blood donors in Chinese mainland, so as to help make prevention strategies and guide further research.
  25. ncbi High throughput screening of 16 million serologically negative blood donors for hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus type-1 by nucleic acid amplification testing with specific and sensitive multiplex reagent in Japan
    Hideko Mine
    Japanese Red Cross Center for NAT and Quarantine, 1 31 1, Osadano, Fukuchiyama, 620 0853, Kyoto, Japan
    J Virol Methods 112:145-51. 2003
    ..This is the first automated integrated system for prevention of transfusion transmitted HBV, HCV and HIV-1 infections, by NAT screening...
  26. ncbi High prevalence of anti-hepatitis E virus antibodies in blood donors from South West France
    Jean Michel Mansuy
    Virology Laboratory, Purpan University Hospital, Toulouse Cedex 9, France
    J Med Virol 80:289-93. 2008
    ..The prevalence of anti-hepatitis E virus (HEV) IgG antibodies in blood donors in this area was determined. A total of 529 samples from rural and urban blood donors were tested...
  27. doi Prevalence and trends of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus among blood donors in Iran, 2004 through 2007
    Sedigheh Amini Kafi-abad
    Department of Immunohematology, Research center of Iranian blood transfusion organization, Tehran, Iran
    Transfusion 49:2214-20. 2009
    Evaluation and monitoring the prevalence of transfusion-transmissible viral infections in blood donors is a valuable index of donor selection and blood safety...
  28. ncbi Cardiovascular autonomic function testing in asymptomatic T. cruzi carriers: a sensitive method to identify subclinical Chagas' disease
    Juan C Villar
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Sciences, Laboratory of Autonomic Physiology, Fundación Cardiovascular del Oriente Colombiano Instituto del Corazón, Colombia
    Int J Cardiol 93:189-95. 2004
    ..cruzi serology carriers (SERO[+]) requires confirmation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether abnormal cardio-vagal responses were different among SERO[+] subjects with varying ECG alterations...
  29. ncbi Seroprevalence for hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection among volunteer blood donors of the Regional Blood Bank of Londrina, State of Paraná , Brazil
    André Luiz Bortoliero
    Department of Internal Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Londrina State University, Londrina, Parana, Brazil
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 48:87-92. 2006
    A cross-sectional study was carried out among 996 volunteer blood donors enrolled from May 1999 to December 1999 to determine the seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection among volunteer blood donors of the Regional Blood Bank ..
  30. pmc A new ELISA kit which uses a combination of Plasmodium falciparum extract and recombinant Plasmodium vivax antigens as an alternative to IFAT for detection of malaria antibodies
    Cecile Doderer
    Institut de Parasitologie et de Pathologie Tropicale, 3 Rue Koeberle, 67000 Strasbourg Cedex, France
    Malar J 6:19. 2007
    ..This new ELISA kit, the ELISA malaria antibody test (DiaMed), uses a combination of crude soluble Plasmodium falciparum extract and recombinant Plasmodium vivax antigens...
  31. ncbi Residual risk of transfusion-transmitted viral infections in Shenzhen, China, 2001 through 2004
    Guifang Shang
    Blood and Tissue Unit, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Woden ACT, Australia
    Transfusion 47:529-39. 2007
    ..Such estimates are an essential prerequisite to monitoring and improving transfusion safety as well as supporting evidence based assessment of the value of implementing new screening interventions...
  32. ncbi Reduced numbers of plasmacytoid dendritic cells in aged blood donors
    Begoña Pérez-Cabezas
    Laboratory of Immunobiology for Research and Applications to Diagnosis, Blood and Tissue Bank, Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Institut Investigació Germans Trias i Pujol, 08916 Badalona, Spain
    Exp Gerontol 42:1033-8. 2007
    ..Here, using a two-tube platform approach, peripheral blood DCs have been enumerated in samples from healthy blood donors aged 18-65 years old...
  33. ncbi Cytokines, autoantibodies and viral antibodies in premorbid and postdiagnostic sera from patients with rheumatoid arthritis: case-control study nested in a cohort of Norwegian blood donors
    K T Jørgensen
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, 5 Artillerivej, DK 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:860-6. 2008
    ..To assess the timing of changes in cytokines, cytokine-related markers, autoantibodies and viral antibodies in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  34. pmc Increased all-cause, liver, and cardiac mortality among hepatitis C virus-seropositive blood donors
    Anne M Guiltinan
    Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:743-50. 2008
    ..cohort study of 10,259 recombinant immunoblot assay-confirmed, HCV antibody-positive (HCV+), allogeneic blood donors from 1991 to 2002 and 10,259 HCV antibody-negative (HCV-) donors matched for year of donation, age, gender, and ..
  35. doi Dengue viremia in blood donors from Honduras, Brazil, and Australia
    Jeffrey M Linnen
    Gen Probe, Inc, San Diego, California, USA
    Transfusion 48:1355-62. 2008
    ..Documented transfusion transmission of West Nile virus raised concern regarding transfusion-transmitted DENV...
  36. pmc Reference intervals in healthy adult Ugandan blood donors and their impact on conducting international vaccine trials
    Leigh Anne Eller
    U S Military HIV Research Program, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e3919. 2008
    ..In order to ensure enrollment of healthy participants and proper safety evaluation of vaccine candidates, established reference intervals for clinical tests are required in the target population...
  37. doi Transfusion-transmitted hepatitis B virus infection
    Daniel Candotti
    National Health Service Blood and Transplant, Cambridge Blood Centre, Long Road, Cambridge CB2 2PT, UK
    J Hepatol 51:798-809. 2009
    ..Pre-transfusion testing and post-transfusion long-term follow-up of recipients, and molecular analysis of the virus infecting both donor and recipient are critical to definitively incriminate transfusion in the transmission of HBV...
  38. pmc Molecular characteristics of occult hepatitis B virus from blood donors in southeast China
    Quan Yuan
    National Institute of Diagnostics and Vaccine Development in Infectious Diseases, School of Life Science, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China
    J Clin Microbiol 48:357-62. 2010
    ..G145R was the major variation in the HBV isolates responsible for local occult HBV infections...
  39. doi Transfusion-transmitted malaria in countries where malaria is endemic: a review of the literature from sub-Saharan Africa
    Alex K Owusu-Ofori
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
    Clin Infect Dis 51:1192-8. 2010
    ..17 relevant studies from the period 1980-2009 and indicated that the median prevalence of malaria among 33,029 blood donors was 10.2% (range, 0.7% in Kenya to 55.0% in Nigeria)...
  40. ncbi [Detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in blood donors]
    Bárbara Alicia Novelo-Garza
    Coordinación de Planeación de Infraestructura Médica, Dirección de Prestaciones Médicas, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Distrito Federal, Mexico
    Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 48:139-44. 2010
    ..Our objective was to measure the effect the Tripanosoma Cruzi screening test in blood banks in the Mexican Institute of Social Security...
  41. ncbi Molecular and serological characterization of occult hepatitis B infection in blood donors from Mexico
    Beatriz María García-Montalvo
    Centro Médico Nacional Ignacio García Téllez, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
    Ann Hepatol 10:133-41. 2011
    ..A molecular and serological characterization was done of OBI in blood donors from Yucatan, Mexico. HBV DNA was found in 24 (6.4%) of the 372 evaluated samples...
  42. pmc Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B and C viruses and syphilis among blood donors in Koudougou (Burkina Faso) in 2009
    Marius Bolni Nagalo
    National Blood Transfusion Centre CNTS, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    Blood Transfus 9:419-24. 2011
    ..This study was undertaken with the aim of determining the seroprevalence of HIV, HCV, HBV, syphilis and socio-demographic risk factors associated with blood donation in a new regional blood transfusion centre in Burkina Faso...
  43. doi Occult hepatitis B infection in blood donors from South East Asia: molecular characterisation and potential mechanisms of occurrence
    Daniel Candotti
    National Health Service Blood and Transplant, Cambridge Blood Centre, Cambridge, UK
    Gut 61:1744-53. 2012
    To investigate the molecular basis of occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (OBI) in Asian blood donors.
  44. doi Estimated prevalence of dengue viremia in Puerto Rican blood donations, 1995 through 2010
    Lyle R Petersen
    Division of Vector Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522 2087, USA
    Transfusion 52:1647-51. 2012
    ..Estimates of the long-term prevalence of DENV viremic donations will help evaluate the potential magnitude of this risk in Puerto Rico...
  45. doi The increasing prevalence of serologic markers for syphilis among Chinese blood donors in 2008 through 2010 during a syphilis epidemic
    Jing Liu
    Westat, Inc, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 52:1741-9. 2012
    ..This study evaluated the prevalence and incidence of serologic markers for syphilis among donors at five Chinese blood centers...
  46. pmc Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 and type 2 seroprevalence, incidence, and residual transfusion risk among blood donors in Brazil during 2007-2009
    Anna Bárbara F Carneiro-Proietti
    Hemominas Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28:1265-72. 2012
    ..Blood center data may contribute to surveillance for HTLV infection...
  47. doi Detection of dengue virus in sera of Brazilian blood donors
    Leny Lobo Dias
    Virology Research Center, School of Medicine of tRibeirão Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Transfusion 52:1667-71. 2012
    ..Here, we studied the circulation of DENV in healthy individuals during an epidemic outbreak...
  48. pmc Real-time PCR diagnosis of Plasmodium vivax among blood donors
    Sergio Batista-Dos-Santos
    Centro de Hemoterapia e Hematologia do Pará, Tv Padre Eutíquio, 2109, CEP, Belem, Pará 660033 000, Brazil
    Malar J 11:345. 2012
    When selecting blood donors in transfusion centres, one important problem is to identify, during screening, individuals with infectious diseases that can be transmitted by blood, such as malaria, especially when the parasite densities are ..
  49. pmc HIV genotypes and primary drug resistance among HIV-seropositive blood donors in Brazil: role of infected blood donors as sentinel populations for molecular surveillance of HIV
    Cecília S Alencar
    Department of Infectious Disease, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 63:387-92. 2013
    There are few surveillance studies analyzing genotypes or primary (transmitted) drug resistance in HIV-infected blood donors in Brazil...
  50. pmc Prevalence of hepatitis E virus in Chinese blood donors
    Qing Shun Guo
    National Institute of Diagnostics and Vaccine Development in Infectious Diseases, School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
    J Clin Microbiol 48:317-8. 2010
    A point prevalence study of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in Chinese blood donors was conducted, and the prevalences of antibodies against HEV immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM among Chinese blood donors were 32.60% and 0.94%, respectively...
  51. ncbi A preliminary study of the distribution of blood group systems in Thai blood donors determined by the gel test
    O Nathalang
    Department of Pathology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 32:204-7. 2001
    Two hundred blood samples obtained from volunteer blood donors at the Blood Bank, Army Institute of Pathology were studied for red cell groupings in the ABO, Rh, MNSs, Duffy, Lewis. P. Kell, Lutheran and Kidd Systems...
  52. ncbi Prevalence of IgG antibodies specific to Toxoplasma gondii among blood donors in Recife, Northeast Brazil
    Raquel A L Coêlho
    Laboratório de Imunopatologia Keizo Asami and Departamento de Bioquímica, Unviersidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brasil
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 45:229-31. 2003
    A serological survey of Toxoplasma gondii infection in blood donors was carried out in order to identify seroprevalence in Recife, Brazil...
  53. ncbi T-cell responses and previous exposure to hepatitis C virus in indeterminate blood donors
    Nasser Semmo
    Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Lancet 365:327-9. 2005
    b>Blood donors are routinely screened for hepatitis C virus infection. Some individuals have weak or restricted virus-specific antibody responses, and are classed as indeterminate...
  54. pmc Serum hepcidin as a diagnostic test of iron deficiency in premenopausal female blood donors
    Sant Rayn Pasricha
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Haematologica 96:1099-105. 2011
    ..Currently used indicators of iron status have limitations. Hepcidin, a key regulator of iron metabolism, is reduced in iron deficiency. We sought to determine the properties of hepcidin as a diagnostic test of iron deficiency...
  55. doi The value of routine ferritin measurement in blood donors
    Alix O'Meara
    Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Transfusion 51:2183-8. 2011
    ..Early recognition and reversal of excessive iron loss may avoid symptomatic iron store depletion in blood donors and reduce volunteer loss due to iron deficiency (ID) anemia.
  56. ncbi Prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C virus antibodies among blood donors in Alexandria, Egypt
    O A S Wasfi
    Department of Microbiology, High Institute of Public Health, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
    East Mediterr Health J 17:238-42. 2011
    ..8%). The rates were lower than previous studies in Egypt, perhaps due to predonation screening which excludes those known to be at high risk of contracting bloodborne infections or who had other contraindications to blood donation...
  57. doi Dengue viremia in blood donors identified by RNA and detection of dengue transfusion transmission during the 2007 dengue outbreak in Puerto Rico
    Susan L Stramer
    Scientific Support Office, American Red Cross, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, USA
    Transfusion 52:1657-66. 2012
    ..In 2007, a total of 10,508 suspected dengue cases were reported in Puerto Rico. Blood donations were tested for dengue virus (DENV) RNA and recipients of RNA-positive donations traced to assess transfusion transmission...
  58. pmc Seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology of human T-Cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and HTLV-2 in blood donors from Dakar, Senegal
    Saliou Diop
    Unité d Epidémiologie et Physiopathologie des Virus Oncogènes, Département Ecosytèmes et Epidémiologie des Maladies Infectieuses, Batiment Lwoff, Institut Pasteur, 25 28 Rue du Dr Roux, 75724 Paris, Cedex 15, France
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1550-4. 2006
    In 2002, human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and HTLV-2 seroprevalence was 0.16% (8/4,900) in blood donors from Dakar, Senegal. Most of the positive donors originated from the country's southern region...
  59. ncbi Prevalence and screening costs of hepatitis C virus among Ugandan blood donors
    W Hladik
    CDC Uganda, Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:951-4. 2006
    ..However, in many African countries little is known about HCV prevalence or cost-effectiveness of HCV antibody (anti-HCV) screening...
  60. pmc Transfusion in sub-Saharan Africa: does a Western model fit?
    Stephen P Field
    Welsh Blood Service, Pontyclun, Wales, UK
    J Clin Pathol 60:1073-5. 2007
    ..argument for and against the Western model of a centralised blood service with 100% voluntary non-remunerated blood donors as advocated by the World Health Organization...
  61. doi The risk of transfusion-transmitted infections in sub-Saharan Africa
    Sudha Jayaraman
    Department of Surgery and Global Health Sciences, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Transfusion 50:433-42. 2010
    ..This study estimates the risks of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV) from a single unit of blood in sub-Saharan Africa...
  62. pmc High prevalence of antibodies against polyomavirus WU, polyomavirus KI, and human bocavirus in German blood donors
    Florian Neske
    Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wurzburg, Versbacher Str 7, 97078 Wurzburg, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:215. 2010
    ..Our aim was to establish virus-specific serological assays and to determine the prevalence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) against these three viruses in the general population...
  63. ncbi Malaria and blood transfusion
    A D Kitchen
    National Blood Service, London, UK
    Vox Sang 90:77-84. 2006
    ..Nonetheless, no matter what strategy is adopted, it is likely that cases of transfusion-transmitted malaria may still occur, so malaria must always be considered in any patient with a febrile illness post-transfusion...
  64. ncbi Increased levels of C-reactive protein in serum from blood donors before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis
    Markus M J Nielen
    Jan van Breemen Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 50:2423-7. 2004
    ..In this study, the presence of serologic signs of inflammation in patients with preclinical RA was investigated with serial measurements of C-reactive protein (CRP)...
  65. ncbi Trends in antiretroviral drug resistance and clade distributions among HIV-1--infected blood donors in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Claudia C Barreto
    Fundação Pró Sangue Hemocentro de São Paulo, Av Dr Enéas de Carvalho Aguilar, 15505403 000 Saõ Paulo, Brazil
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 41:338-41. 2006
    We analyzed rates of drug resistance mutations in antiretroviral-naive São Paulo blood donors with recently acquired or established HIV-1 infections and characterized clade diversity in this population.
  66. doi Human papillomavirus DNA detected in peripheral blood samples from healthy Australian male blood donors
    Alice Che Ha Chen
    The University of Queensland, Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Med Virol 81:1792-6. 2009
    ..In light of these findings, DNA extracted from PBMCs from healthy blood donors were examined in order to determine how common HPV DNA is in blood of healthy individuals...
  67. pmc New trends of HCV infection in China revealed by genetic analysis of viral sequences determined from first-time volunteer blood donors
    Y Fu
    Guangzhou Blood Center, Guangzhou, China
    J Viral Hepat 18:42-52. 2011
    Recently, we studied hepatitis C virus (HCV) sera-prevalence among 559 890 first-time volunteer blood donors in China. From randomly selected 450 anti-HCV positive donors, we detected HCV RNA in 270 donors...
  68. ncbi Seroprevalence of six different viruses among pregnant women and blood donors in rural and urban Burkina Faso: A comparative analysis
    Ellen Collenberg
    Abteilung Virologie, Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Med Virol 78:683-92. 2006
    ..human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV), human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8), and dengue virus among pregnant women and blood donors from rural (Nouna) and urban (Ouagadougou) Burkina Faso, West Africa...
  69. ncbi Italian blood donors with anti-HBc and occult hepatitis B virus infection
    Paola Manzini
    Banca del Sangue e del Plasma, A O S Giovanni Battista di Torino, Corso Bramante 88, 10126 Torino, Italy
    Haematologica 92:1664-70. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate the actual prevalence, viral load and genotype of occult HBV infections among first-time blood donors in north-western Italy and to suggest a way to minimize risks of transmission of this infection.
  70. pmc Temporal trends in hepatitis B and C infection in family blood donors from interior Sindh, Pakistan
    Syed Abdul Mujeeb
    Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Infect Dis 8:43. 2008
    ..Pakistan has no active surveillance program to monitor trends of these infections. The objective of this study was to verify this trend in blood donors from the rural Sindh area of the country.
  71. ncbi Occult hepatitis B virus infection
    Jean Pierre Allain
    Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Blood Centre, Long Road, Cambridge CR2 2PT, UK
    Transfus Clin Biol 11:18-25. 2004
    ..It also depends on the prevalence of HBV infection in the population. Occult HBV in blood donors has a wide range of potential origins within the natural history of the infection...
  72. ncbi Prevalence of hepatitis E virus infection among hemodialysis patients in Japan: evidence for infection with a genotype 3 HEV by blood transfusion
    Takehiro Mitsui
    Masuko Memorial Hospital and Masuko Institute for Medical Research, Aichi Ken, Japan
    J Med Virol 74:563-72. 2004
    ..Our study provides evidence of transfusion-transmitted HEV infection in Japan in 1979, and that the prevalence of de novo HEV infection during hemodialysis was low (1.1% or 4/374)...
  73. ncbi Prevalence of hepatitis B and C serological markers among first-time blood donors in Brazil: a multi-center serosurvey
    Maria Claudia Nascimento
    Laboratório de Virologia do Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Departamento de Moléstias Infecciosas e Parasitárias da Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Med Virol 80:53-7. 2008
    ..A multi-center serosurvey was conducted among 3,598 first-time blood donors (65% men) from Sao Paulo, Salvador and Manaus in Brazil...
  74. pmc Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis E virus in veterinarians working with swine and in normal blood donors in the United States and other countries
    X J Meng
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0342, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:117-22. 2002
    ..S. swine veterinarians) and 400 normal U.S. blood donors for immunoglobulin G anti-HEV. Recombinant capsid antigens from a U.S...
  75. ncbi Frequency of HBV DNA detection in US blood donors testing positive for the presence of anti-HBc: implications for transfusion transmission and donor screening
    Steven H Kleinman
    Westat, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 43:696-704. 2003
    ..An estimate of the rate of HBV DNA-positive, anti-HBc-positive units is important for evaluating the need for anti-HBc donor screening, especially in the context of HBV NAT...
  76. ncbi European strategies against the parasite transfusion risk
    H W Reesink
    Sanquin Blood Bank North West Region, Sanquin Diagnostic Services, P O Box 9137, NL 1006 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Transfus Clin Biol 12:1-4. 2005
    ..More research is needed to establish the theoretical risk of TT-T. cruzi and TT-Leishmania infection in Europe, before preventive measures may be considered...
  77. ncbi Analysis of cost and effectiveness of pre-transfusion screening of donor blood and anti-malarial prophylaxis for recipients
    J A Rajab
    Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi P O Box 19676, Nairobi, Kenya
    East Afr Med J 82:565-71. 2005
    ....
  78. pmc Seroprevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis infections among blood donors at Gondar University Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: declining trends over a period of five years
    Belay Tessema
    Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:111. 2010
    ..This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence, risk factors and trends of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis infections among blood donors over a period of five years at Gondar University Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia.
  79. pmc Hepatitis C virus prevalence and clearance among US blood donors, 2006-2007: associations with birth cohort, multiple pregnancies, and body mass index
    Edward L Murphy
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Infect Dis 202:576-84. 2010
    During the period 1992-1993, the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies (anti-HCV) among US blood donors was 0.36%, but contemporary data on the prevalence of antibody to HCV and the prevalence of HCV RNA are lacking.
  80. doi Blood donors in Kenya: a comparison of voluntary and family replacement donors based on a population-based survey
    D Kimani
    Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya
    Vox Sang 100:212-8. 2011
    ..We analysed data from a national AIDS indicator survey to describe blood donors in Kenya and potential risks of transfusion transmissible infections (TTI) comparing voluntary donors and FRD.
  81. pmc Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and recombination between HBV genotypes D and E in asymptomatic blood donors from Khartoum, Sudan
    Shaza Mahgoub
    Laboratory of Virology, Department of Health, Khartoum, Sudan
    J Clin Microbiol 49:298-306. 2011
    Sudan is a highly endemic area for hepatitis B virus (HBV), and >5% of blood donors are chronically infected...
  82. doi Seroprevalence of West Nile virus-specific antibodies in a cohort of blood donors in northeastern Italy
    Anna Pierro
    Operative Unit of Clinical Microbiology, Regional Reference Centre for Microbiological Emergencies CRREM, S Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:1605-7. 2011
    ..WNV) were measured in 20,033 serum samples that were obtained between October 2008 to September 2009 from 9913 blood donors in the district of Ferrara, northeastern Italy...
  83. pmc Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infections and distribution of hepatitis C virus genotypes among Korean blood donors
    Deok Ja Oh
    Central Blood Laboratory Center, Korean Red Cross, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Lab Med 32:210-5. 2012
    ..Prevalence rates vary and the distribution of genotypes depends on geographical location. Here, the recent prevalence of HCV infections and distribution of HCV genotypes among Korean blood donors were studied.
  84. pmc Prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B and C virus infections among the general population and blood donors in Morocco
    Warda Baha
    Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Medical Biology, Pasteur Institute of Morocco, 1 Place Louis Pasteur, Casablanca 20360, Morocco
    BMC Public Health 13:50. 2013
    ..This cross-sectional study was undertaken with the aim of determining the seroprevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among the general population and among blood donors.
  85. pmc Predictors of iron levels in 14,737 Danish blood donors: results from the Danish Blood Donor Study
    Andreas Stribolt Rigas
    Department of Clinical Immunology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Transfusion 54:789-96. 2014
    ..However, the impact of dietary factors on the iron stores of blood donors, whose iron status is affected by blood donations, is incompletely understood.
  86. pmc Prevalence, clinical staging and risk for blood-borne transmission of Chagas disease among Latin American migrants in Geneva, Switzerland
    Yves Jackson
    Division of Primary Care Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, University Hospitals of Geneva and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e592. 2010
    ..We assessed the prevalence and risk factors for Chagas disease, staged the disease and evaluated attitudes towards blood transfusion and organ transplant among Latin American migrants in Geneva, Switzerland...
  87. doi Controversies in hybrid banking: attitudes of Swiss public umbilical cord blood donors toward private and public banking
    Gwendolin Manegold
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 284:99-104. 2011
    ..In the face of the limited resources of public inventories, a discussion on "hybrid" public and private UCB banking has evolved. We aimed to explore the attitudes of the donating parents toward public and private UCB banking...
  88. ncbi Antibodies and T-cell reactivity to Borrelia burgdorferi in an asymptomatic population: a study of healthy blood donors in an inland town district in the south-east of Sweden
    C Ekerfelt
    Department of Health and Environment, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Hospital, , Sweden
    Scand J Infect Dis 33:806-8. 2001
    To address the issue of whether Borrelia infection can be asymptomatic, blood donors with no history of borreliosis (n = 408) were screened for antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi...
  89. ncbi Growth factor levels in platelet-rich plasma and correlations with donor age, sex, and platelet count
    Gernot Weibrich
    Department for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    J Craniomaxillofac Surg 30:97-102. 2002
    ..Platelet-rich plasma contains autologous thrombocyte growth factors and might be promising for acceleration of dentoalveolar bone regeneration. In this study, it was analysed for platelet counts and growth factor concentrations...
  90. ncbi Mathematic modeling of the risk of HBV, HCV, and HIV transmission by window-phase donations not detected by NAT
    Jos J A M Weusten
    bioMerieux, Boxtel, The Netherlands
    Transfusion 42:537-48. 2002
    ..What would be the reduction in the residual risk when minipool NAT would be replaced by single-donation NAT?..
  91. ncbi HIV-related behaviours among voluntary blood donors in Hong Kong
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 14:481-92. 2002
    ..examined the prevalence of and factors associated with deferrable risk behaviours practised by male voluntary blood donors in Hong Kong...
  92. ncbi Prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in blood donors and high risk groups in Hajjah, Yemen Republic
    Nassir A Haidar
    Department of Pediatrics, Saudi Hospital at Hajjah, PO Box 80011, Hajjah, Republic of Yemen
    Saudi Med J 23:1090-4. 2002
    To determine the prevalence of hepatitis B antigen and anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies in blood donors, hospital employees, patients suspected to have liver disease, and hemodialysis patients.
  93. pmc High seroprevalence of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 in blood donors in Guyana and molecular and phylogenetic analysis of new strains in the Guyana shelf (Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana)
    Jean Francois Pouliquen
    Laboratoire de Retrovirologie, Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, 97306 Cayenne, French Guiana
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2020-6. 2004
    The prevalence of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and HTLV-2 in blood donors in Guyana has never been estimated...
  94. 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.
  95. ncbi High prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and genotype distribution among general population, blood donors and risk groups
    Mohammed N Khaja
    Center for Liver Research and Diagnostics, Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Allied Hospitals, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500056, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Infect Genet Evol 6:198-204. 2006
    ..4% of the patients. Our findings suggest that HCV may be the major cause of post-transplant hepatitis in Indian patients with CRF and indicate the necessity for stringent screening procedures for these viral infections...
  96. ncbi Iron depletion by whole-blood donation harms menstruating females: the current whole-blood-collection paradigm needs to be changed
    Bruce Newman
    American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Region, Detroit, Michigan 48232, USA
    Transfusion 46:1667-81. 2006
  97. ncbi TT virus among blood donors in Alexandria
    Mona H Hashish
    Department of Microbiology, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
    J Egypt Public Health Assoc 80:651-64. 2005
    ..In our study, we tested ninety five blood donors attending Kom EL-Decka regional blood bank in Alexandria for the presence of TTV DNA in their sera by PCR ..
  98. ncbi Seropositivity rates for Bartonella henselae, Toxocara canis and Toxoplasma gondii in New Zealand blood donors
    Andrea Zarkovic
    Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 35:131-4. 2007
    ..Seroprevalence rates for these organisms vary widely around the world and this study aimed to determine the rates for a New Zealand population...
  99. ncbi TT virus (TTV) genotyping in blood donors and multiple transfused patients in Brazil
    Maria Fernanda de Castro Amarante
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Regional Blood Center of Ribeirão Preto, Rua Tenente Catao Roxo, 2501, Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo 14051 140, Brazil
    Virus Genes 35:503-9. 2007
    ..9% in 270 serum samples from blood donors, of 46.2% in 18 samples from patients with coagulopathies, and of 31...
  100. ncbi Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus in blood donors in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran
    Mohammad Ali Assarehzadegan
    Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Ahwaz Joundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran
    Int J Infect Dis 12:387-90. 2008
    To determine the seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection among volunteer blood donors in Khuzestan Province, Iran. Khuzestan is a war stricken area in the southwest of Iran, which shares a land, river, and sea border with Iraq...
  101. doi Hepatitis B virus infection and transfusion medicine: science and the occult
    F Blaine Hollinger
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Transfusion 48:1001-26. 2008

Research Grants73

  1. HIB/STD Prevention Among Young Migrants in China
    Xiaoming Li; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Sexual transmission of HIV from current high-risk groups such as IV drug users, prostitutes, and paid blood donors, to the general population, is increasing in frequency...
  2. Natural History and Pathogenesis of WNV in Viremic Dono*
    Michael Busch; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This situation changed dramatically when WNV RNA screening of blood donors using nucleic acid amplification tests (NAT) was implemented in the U.S. in mid-2003...
  3. CFI Pathogen Inactivation Technology
    Trevor P Castor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..8 million units of blood donated by apparently healthy volunteers. A rigorous scrutiny of blood donors and the screening of donated blood for various serological markers have significantly reduced the mortality and ..
  4. Detection of Prostate Cancer Genomic Signatures in Blood
    Amin I Kassis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..differentiates (a) tumor-bearing mice from non-tumor bearing mice, and (b) cancer patients from normal blood donors. In the studies proposed in this grant application, we plan to validate this unique approach in blood samples ..
  5. Plasma iNOS IVD Prognosticates Sepsis Prior to Organ Damage and Dysfunction
    Robert J Webber; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..ICUs) at three regional trauma centers and 200 exempt "unlinked, diagnostic specimens" from normal healthy blood donors after blood donation screening;and [2] to submit a De Novo 510(k) application to the USA FDA for regulatory ..
  6. Jack T Stapleton; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..Due to the perceived lack of pathogenicity, blood products are not screened for GBV-C, even though ~2% of U.S. blood donors are viremic at the time of donation...
  7. Alan E Mast; Fiscal Year: 2014
    ..REDS-II investigators performed a longitudinal study investigating the iron status of blood donors over a two year period called the REDS-II Donor Iron Status Evaluation (RISE)...
  8. Geographically robust rapid assay for T. cruzi infection
    SYAMAL X RAYCHAUDHURI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Positive blood donors have been identified, and transmission via the insect vector has been reported in the USA...
  9. Prospective Study of Restless Leg Syndrome
    Xiang Gao; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ....
  10. Chagas Disease Confirmatory Assay
    Andrew Levin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..S., reaching levels as high as one in 5,400 blood donors in areas with large immigrant populations such as Los Angeles...
  11. Confirmatory Immunoblot Test for Chagas'Disease
    ANDREW E LEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..S., reaching levels as high as one in 5,400 blood donors in areas with large immigrant populations such as Los Angeles...
  12. Eric L Delwart; Fiscal Year: 2015
    ..the cohort for samples exposed to arbovirus infections, we will analyze 2000 plasma specimens collected from blood donors in Honduras and Brazil during outbreaks of dengue virus and from 200 WNV RNA+ blood donors from the US...
  13. CHARLES YEN CHIU; Fiscal Year: 2015
    ..We will initially focus on analyzing serum samples from patients with nonA-E clinical hepatitis and deferred blood donors with post-donation acute illness such as fever - samples which carry a high a priori probability of harboring ..
  14. PETER R PARHAM; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..By studying these NK-cell receptor repertoires in cohorts of human blood donors, variation within the human population will be defined and correlated with both KIR and HLA class I genotypes, ..
  15. THELMA THEREZINHA GONCALEZ; Fiscal Year: 2014
    ..Our study therefore potentially benefits blood donors, recipients of blood products and society as a whole.
  16. Kiat Ruxrungtham; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..collaborators began research in HIV/AIDS in 1988 in studios mounted to monitor infectious disease markers among blood donors. In 1991 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, RIHES studied the epidemiology of HIV infection in ..
  17. Robert H Gilman; Fiscal Year: 2014
    ..In this application, we propose to test different methods of diagnosing Chagas disease in mothers and their infants, in order to begin early and appropriate treatment. ..
  18. Optimization of XMRV and other MLV-related virus detection for screening of blood
    Graham Simmons; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of clinical and basic research studies, it is not likely to be practical for high-throughput screening of blood donors, where screening results are ideally required less than 24 hours after phlebotomy...
  19. Studies on Serial Phlebotomy in Voluntary Blood Donors
    Stuart D Katz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..trial to investigate potential mechanisms linking blood donation and vascular endothelial function in voluntary blood donors. We hypothesize that serial phlebotomy is associated with improved vascular function related to physiological ..
  20. Epigenetic predicators of asthma in neonates
    Donata Vercelli; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Indeed, the cord blood donors have now reached age 5-8 yrs, an age at which a firm diagnosis of asthma can be established...
  21. Cheryl Ann Lobo; Fiscal Year: 2015
    ..in order to develop novel therapies for treating the infection and effective strategies for screening of blood donors for babesia infection...
  22. Research Study to Assess the Risk of Blood Borne Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jako
    Roger Dodd; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..this application is to continue an active, nationwide study begun in 1995 of recipients of blood products from blood donors subsequently diagnosed with classic CJD to assess the risk of blood borne transmission of this disease in the ..
  23. Frank Y Wong; Fiscal Year: 2015
    ..The integration of behavioral network analysis and HCV and HIV phylogenetic analysis provides enhanced evidence for developing tailored prevention strategies for HCV-HIV co-infected MSM. ..
  24. Vitamin D, Related Genes and Breast Cancer Risk
    Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Circulating levels of estradiol will be measured in postmenopausal matched sets. ..
  25. R&D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (BASIC RESEARCH)
    Andrew Levin; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..R&D prototype to a manufacturable kit, 2) manufacturing scale up, 3) evaluation of assay performance on blood donors from Babesia endemic and non-endemic areas in an IND clinical trial, 4) follow-up study of seropositive donors ..
  26. James C Zimring; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..Likewise, up to 1/1000 healthy blood donors have anti-RBC autoantibodies...
  27. Paul Nghiem; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..Define the cell-mediated immune response against the MCC-associated polyomavirus. Data from Aims 4-6 will support an application for a new NIH R01 grant to be submitted during the K24 award period. ..
  28. Prevalence and immunogenicity of HNA-3a and -3b antibodies and antigens
    RICHARD HERBERT ASTER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Unfortunately, it has not been possible to screen blood donors routinely for anti-HNA-3a because its molecular properties have for many years eluded investigators and because ..
  29. Steven D Dong; Fiscal Year: 2014
    ..Nevertheless, these assays have revealed that as much as 3 to 5% of US blood donors have been infected with HHV-8, and some high-risk populations such as homosexual men, the HHV-8 prevalence is ..
  30. Tolerance mechanisms in self reactive T cells in healthy people and type 1 diabet
    YU WONG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..I used peptide MHC tetramer enrichment for a novel approach: to directly isolate preimmune CD8+ T cells from blood donors. Previous studies have relied on in vitro expansion, a manipulation that may alter the cell phenotype and ..
  31. Quantum Dot-based Qualitative and Quantitative Multiplex Strip Test for Malaria I
    Y Andrew Wang; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Furthermore, the number of blood donors who had been refused as a result of recent travel to endemic countries has been >10% that may have caused ..
  32. Viral/Immune parameters of Dengue and WNV in donors: blood safety implications
    MICHAEL PAUL BUSCH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..countries, two clusters of TT-DENV were recently reported, and we have documented high rates of viremia in blood donors in Central/South America and Puerto Rico (PR), a US territory whose blood supply is run by the American Red ..
  33. Gerry R Boss; Fiscal Year: 2016
    ..The shortage of available organs is especially severe for African-Americans, and to a lesser extent Hispanics. Blood donors are an inherently altruistic group, but no studies have addressed whether blood donors would be more willing to ..
  34. Modulation of Human Immunity by Mycobacterium leprae
    CLAUDIA M A MANCA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..leprae infection that may contribute to outcome, we use na[unreadable]ve cells from healthy blood donors. Our studies comparing the immune responses in monocytes exposed to Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-..
  35. EVAN MARTIN BLOCH; Fiscal Year: 2014
    ..suggests that transfusion transmission may be caused disproportionately by a subset of chronically parasitemic blood donors. This has prompted our aims: 1) to determine the proportions of B...
  36. Feasibility of Expert System to Promote African American Blood Donation for SCD
    Mark L Robbins; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  37. Towards Understanding the Morbidity of HEV Infection
    Mohamed Tarek Shata; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..caused AVH is not endemic in the US, the prevalence of antibodies to HEV (anti-HEV) is as high as 20% among blood donors in certain areas of the US. HEV is a zoonotic disease with several animal species being reservoir hosts...
  38. CATALASE IMMUNITY IN PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS
    James Versalovic; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Peptides which bind HLA-A2.1 will be used to isolate cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clones from healthy blood donors and the common bile ducts of PSC patients...
  39. RENAL TRANSPLANT ENHANCEMENT BY DONOR SPECIFIC BLOOD
    Charles Anderson; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..b>Blood donors will be selected on the basis of the maximum number of public antigens mismatched for the recipient...
  40. NOVEL ANTIGENS FOR THE SERODIAGNOSIS OF HUMAN BABESIOSIS
    Raymond Houghton; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..combination that will supplement the currently available Lyme disease test and eventually facilitate testing of blood donors. Development of such tests improves our ability to differentially diagnose tick-borne diseases and facilitates ..
  41. Anaerobically stored red blood cells with extended shelf-life
    Tatsuro Yoshida; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..g., sickle cell disease or beta-thalassemia). Extended shelf life will improve the logistics of general blood bank operations, alleviate the periodic blood shortages, and increase the utility of pre-operative autologous blood donation. ..
  42. NATURAL HISTORY OF BABESIOSIS
    Peter Wettstein; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Cryptic Babesia microti infection is of special concern to blood banks in endemic areas, since asymptomatic blood donors harboring infection with the protozoan have been implicated in many transfusion-acquired cases in this country, ..
  43. IMMUNOLOGY OF BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA IN HTLV-II INFECTION
    GARY JARVIS; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..the epidemiological outcome observation of an increased incidence of bacterial pneumonia in HTLV-II-infected blood donors. In a study of persons with both HTLV-II seropositivity and intravenous drug use, an increased risk for ..
  44. Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study III (REDS-III) Internat'l Site
    Shan Hua; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The REDS-III international sites shall conduct epidemiologic, laboratory, and survey research primarily on blood donors with a major research focus on reducing and preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other known and ..
  45. Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study III (REDS-III) Internat'l Site
    DANA LOTSPEICH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The REDS-III international sites shall conduct epidemiologic, laboratory, and survey research primarily on blood donors with a major research focus on reducing and preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other known and ..
  46. Health Outcomes in Blood Donors and Recipients
    Edward L Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  47. Genomic Approaches to the T Cell Receptor Repertoire during Aging
    Ning Jiang; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We will apply these technologies to follow and characterize specific T cell populations in older and younger blood donors and correlate this with the timing of CMV seroconversions in both groups...
  48. Ning Jiang; Fiscal Year: 2015
    ..We will apply these technologies to follow and characterize specific T cell populations in older and younger blood donors and correlate this with the timing of CMV seroconversions in both groups...
  49. HTLV-I INFECTION AND ATL
    Miguel Suarez; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..The human subject groups to be included in the study are; (a) normal healthy blood donors; (b) self admitted i.v...
  50. Increasing Blood and Cord Blood Donation in Blacks
    Michael DeBaun; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..in partnership with the American Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Region to increase the number of African-American blood donors and to identify directed donors who match the recipients...
  51. Genomic Approaches to Improve Transfusion Therapy in SCD Patients
    Marion E Reid; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and frequency of alleles encoding Rh blood group antigens are comparable in SCD patients and African-American blood donors. Using blood and DNA samples from these two populations, we will first determine the molecular bases for ..
  52. Identification of Minor Histocompatibility Antigens
    David Miklos; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..2) Determine if serologic response to H-Y antigen can be detected in female blood donors, and if serologic detection of H-Y antigens in allogeneic HSC donors correlates with subsequent development of ..
  53. Psychosocial Issues in Umbilical Cord Blood Donation
    Galen Switzer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  54. HMG COA REDUCTASE INHIBITORS IN THE ELDERLY
    William Applegate; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..The secondary strategy will consist of community screening and screening of blood donors. Approximately 50-100 persons per week would be screened at community sites where elderly persons congregate...
  55. EPIDEMIOLOGY, SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HHV8 IN MALAWI
    Evelyn Quinlivan; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..of seroreactivity to latent, lytic, and immediate-early HHV-8 antigens in populations of male patients and blood donors seen at a Malawi hospital. Specific Aim #2: To identify factors which are associated with HHV-8 seroreactivity...
  56. PREVALENCE AND PATHOLOGIC BURDEN OF HTLV-II INFECTION
    Brian Hjelle; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Data from blood donors would suggest that 1-2% of indians with no previously-known risk factors for HTLV infection has been exposed to ..
  57. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY WOMENS HEALTH STUDY
    Paolo Toniolo; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Subjects who were pre-or post-menopausal at the time of cohort enrollment (i.e., at the time of the collection of baseline samples) will be considered in separate statistical analyses. ..
  58. INFECTIOUS ETIOLOGY TESTICULAR CANCER
    Loren Lipworth; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..All blood donors to the JANUS serum bank are annually linked, through a unique, individual identification number, with the ..
  59. An Electrical Impedance Monitor
    Justin Clark; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The method should be ideal as a screening tool for prospective blood donors as well as for applications in doctors' offices...
  60. HLA ANTIGENS: POLYMORPHISMS AND APPLICATIONS
    FRANK GRUMET; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..e., parous female blood donors, for antibodies identifying new HLA antigens...
  61. Mutations of the type 1 TGF beta receptor in cancer
    Boris Pasche; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..of TbR-I(6A) heterozygotes and homozygotes is significantly higher in patients with cancer than in healthy blood donors of comparable ethnic status...
  62. DONOR PARTICIPATION IN TRANSFUSION AND TRANSPLANTATION
    Sherrill Slichter; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..seeks to further improve on our demonstrated effectiveness in enlisting the participation of regular whole blood donors in an unrelated bone marrow donor registry...