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Edited By: Paul M. Ness

Impact Factor: 3.568

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 19/68 (Hematology)

Online ISSN: 1537-2995

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Measurement of ADAMTS13 Activity is Useful in Suspected Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Patients After Three Days of Plasma Exchange

This video discusses thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or TTP, which is a serious blood disorder requiring immediate treatment with plasma exchange. TTP is often diagnosed based on the exclusion of other thrombotic microangiopathies. Patients with TTP often present with symptoms including anemia, increased lactate dehydrogenase, and diminished ADAMTS13 activity. Access the corresponding TRANSFUSION article here

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Articles published in TRANSFUSION often continue to provide relevant content for several years. In 2014, the articles most frequently cited in other papers were published in previous years. The Top 10 list below provides insight on the issues and topics that continue to be of interest to readers. Read them for free for a limited time!

1. Activity-Based Costs of Blood Transfusions in Surgical Patients at Four Hospitals
2. Transfusion of Older Stored Blood and Risk of Death: A Meta-Analysis
3. Sialylation-Independent Mechanism Involved in the Amelioration of Murine Immune Thrombocytopenia Using Intravenous Gammaglobulin
4. Initial Experiences with Point-of-Care Rapid Thromboelastography for Management of Life-Threatening Postinjury Coagulopathy
5. Iron Deficiency in Blood Donors: The REDS-II Donor Iron Status Evaluation (RISE) Study
6. 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
7. Storage Lesion: Role of Red Blood Cell Breakdown
8. Adoptive Transfer and Selective Reconstitution of Streptamer-Selected Cytomegalovirus-Specific CD8+ T Cells Leads to Virus Clearance in Patients after Allogeneic Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation
9. Effectiveness and Cost Analysis of “Just in Time” Salvage Plerixafor Administration in Autologous Transplant Patients with Poor Stem Cell Mobilization Kinetics
10. Ten Years of Hemovigilance Reports of Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury in the United Kingdom and the Preferential Use of Male Donor Plasma


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