RBC Storage Effect on Coagulation, Microparticles and Microchimerism in Critically Ill Patients
Annual rept. 27 Dec 2012-26 Dec 2013
BLOOD SYSTEMS INC SCOTTSDALE AZ
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The study aim is to investigate specific mechanisms of adverse effects related to RBC storage age in critically ill patients. To date we have enrolled 130 patients at the three clinical sites in Canada. Samples have been collected, processed, and shipped from Canada to the repository at Blood Systems Research Institute BSRI in San Francisco, California. The repository consists of plasma, PBMCs and whole blood samples. The testing of patient samples for coagulation parameters, microparticles and microchimerism has begun. Results from these tests will be correlated with clinical outcomes and study groups upon study completion.
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