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Maintenance of Recurred Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis of Transplanted Kidney for More Than 9 Months by Performing Plasmapheresis

Kim SY, Jo SA, Song SH, Kwak IS, Lee EY, Son HC, Kim HH

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):266-269.
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is thought to be caused by FSGS permeability factor (FSGF) in the plasma, and this plasma FSGF might be responsible for FSGS recurrence after transplantation. Therefore,...
Plasma Exchange in a Patient with Post-abortion Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Shim MS, Kim YK, Suh JS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):261-265.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and severe renal failure. Microangiopathic thrombosis, thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) seem to occur under the condition...
Plasma Exchange in a Patient with a High Serum Methotrexate Level after High Dose-MTX Chemotherapy

Ko SY, Hwang K, Min Y, Sohn BS, Suh C, Kwon SW

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):255-260.
High-dose methotrexate (MTX) is frequently used for the treatment for various malignancies. The primary route of MTX excretion is through the kidneys, and so it may cause toxicities in patients...
A Rare Case of Transfusion-related Anti-K Alloantibodies

Baek EJ, Soek YM, Kim JJ, Kim HO

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):250-254.
No abstract available.
A Case of RhD with Anti-D

Kim SH, Nam DH, Yang JH, Lim CS, Park KU, Kim YK, Lee KN

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):245-249.
We report here on a case of a RhD blood group phenotype with anti-D. The RhD phenotype for partial D phenotyping with using six monoclonal anti-sera typed as normal RhD...
Ureaplasma Contamination Rate in Donated Cord Blood Units

Roh EY, Shin S, Yoon JH, Chang JY

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):239-244.
BACKGROUND: Ureaplasma is one of the most common microorganisms in the genital tract, and also one of the most important contaminants in cell culture laboratories and cell banks. We analyzed...
The Effect of Zoledronate on the Differentiation of Human Amniotic Fluid-Derived Mesencymal Stem Cells into Adipocytes

Joo BS, An JH, An BM, Choi TY, Song DY, Kim HH, Moon HS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):231-238.
BACKGROUND: Amniotic fluid is a rich source of fetal mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). However, little is known about whether bisphosphonates affect the differentiation into adipocytes. Therefore, this study was aimed...
Optimization of Isolation Processing of Monocytes from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and Differentiation into Dendritic Cells

Heo YJ, Park MY, Kim HH, Park YS, Son JH

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):222-230.
BACKGROUND: Rescently, the immunotherapy against infectious disease and cancer is being actively studied, and high yield of pure CD14+ monocytes is a key of concern. In this study, we optimized...
Comparison of Two Commercial Real-time Nucleic Acid Amplification Methods for Detecting the Viral Load of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1

Kim SJ, Lee E, Park Y, Kim HS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):216-221.
BACKGROUND: Detection of the viral load of Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA is important for clinical decision making and for determining the prognosis of HIV-infected patients. The aim...
The Current Status of HIV Serologic Testing in Korean Clinical Laboratories during the Year 2007

Kim HS, Wang JS, Kee MK, Park J, Kim YR, Lee YR, Kim SS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):207-215.
BACKGROUND: HIV serologic testing is essential for blood donor screening, and the test results should be accurate. It is important that clinical laboratories perform quality control, quality management and standardization...
A Proposal for Developing a National Quality Assurance Program for Donor Bloodassays

Oh DJ, Cho YJ, Kwon SY, Cho NS, Kwon SW, Um TH, Lim HS, Heo SJ, Cha YJ

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):197-206.
BACKGROUND: Viral screening assays performed for blood donors are required to have high sensitivity because false negative results can lead to transfusion-transmitted infections. To minimize the number of false negative...
Evaluation of an Automatic Cancellation Program to Reduce Wastage of Blood Components

Choi SH, Kim HG, Kim KH, Ahn JY, Seo YH, Park PW

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):187-196.
BACKGROUND: Ordering an excessive quantity of blood for elective surgery beyond the actual need causes unnecessary cross-matching and wastage or shortage of blood products. To prevent this problem, a maximum...
A Nationwide Survey Report on the Blood Transfusion Services in Korea

Baek EJ, Lee S, Song S, Kim S, Lim YA, Oh DJ, Kim HO

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):180-186.
BACKGROUND: Inspecting thestatus of blood banks has been done for the larger Korean hospitals, but it has never been done for the smaller ones on a nationwide scale in Korea....
Re-establishment of Blood Ordering Practice for Elective Surgery

Park Y, Kim MJ, Kim JJ, Kim S, Kim JH, Kim HO

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):171-179.
BACKGROUND: The amount of blood components "on hold" preoperatively is usually determined by the surgeon's experiences or habits, and is often an amount in excess of the amount actually transfused....
A Survey on Physicians' Opinions about Informed Consent for Transfusion


  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):165-170.
BACKGROUND: The autonomy of patient is becoming more important in medical fields and in transfusion as well. In Korea, there is not yet any legal regulations or reports concerned with...
The Inventory Levels of Red Blood Cells from Sentinel Hospitals in Korea according to the Blood Type

Chang WR, Lim YA

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2008 Dec;19(3):155-164.
BACKGROUND: A survey for determining the inventory levels of blood products in hospitals is needed, not only for the effective management of the blood products, but also for controlling and...

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