Assessing Safety of Pneumatic Tube System (PTS) for Patients with Very Low Hematologic Parameters


Koroglu M., ERKURT M. A. , KUKU İ., KAYA E., Berber İ., Nizam I., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.22, pp.1329-1333, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.898164
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1329-1333
  • Keywords: Blood Component Transfusion, Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute, Transportation, LACTATE-DEHYDROGENASE, PLATELET TRANSFUSION, LEUKEMIC PATIENTS, TRANSPORT, ROUTINE, VARIABILITY, COAGULATION, MANAGEMENT, HEMOLYSIS, SAMPLES

Abstract

Background: Preventive interventions save lives during the process of chemotherapy for hematologic malignancies, when a hematology laboratory can ensure accurate results. The use of a pneumatic tube system (PTS) is associated with measurement errors and unnecessary transfusions. The aim of this study was to evaluate pre-analytical errors associated with transportation method (PTS versus hand-delivered) and to investigate whether there are unnecessary transfusion events in pancytopenia leukemia patients with very low hematological parameters.