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Article | 31-March-2021

Transfusion support during childbirth for a woman with anti-U and the RHD*weak D type 4.0 allele

units; however, only 1 was D–. Table 1. Clinical laboratory results for mother and neonate Test Results (normal range) Maternal   Transfusion medicine†     ABO group B   RhD phenotype Serologic weak D phenotype: 2 + reaction strength‡   RhCE phenotype C–E–c+e+   Antibody screen Anti-U   DAT Negative   Red cell genotyping†       RHD allele RHD*weak D type 4.0     RHD zygosity Hemizygous Hematology†     Hemoglobin, g/dL       Antepartum 9.8 (10.0–15.0

Q. Yin, K. Srivastava, D.G. Brust, W.A. Flegel

Immunohematology, Volume 37 , ISSUE 1, 1–4

Case report | 01-December-2019

Molecular analysis of patients with weak D and serologic analysis of those with anti-D (excluding type 1 and type 2)

included autologous controls, direct antiglobulin test, elution, and titration of anti-D before and after adsorption of serum onto autologous RBCs. From molecular analyses, 459 individuals exhibited a weak D type. We described seven novel RHD variant alleles. The most frequent types of weak D were type 1 (30.1%), type 2 (23.7%), type 4.0 (10.2%), type 4.2.2 (20.3%), type 11 (3.9%), and type 15 (3.7%). Anti-D was identified in the sera of 9 of 47 individuals with weak D type 4.0, in 14 of 93 with weak D

Bach-Nga Pham, Michèle Roussel, Dominique Gien, Maryline Ripaux, Carine Auxerre, Pierre-Yves Le Pennec, Christine Andre-Botte

Immunohematology, Volume 29 , ISSUE 2, 55–62

Case report | 12-March-2020

Alloimmunization to the D antigen by a patient with weak D type 21

Antibodies of apparent D specificity may be found in D+ patients. We report a D+, multi-transfused Caucasian woman with myelodysplasia who exhibited several alloantibodies. One antibody was a moderately strong (2+) anti-D that persisted for 9 months, until the woman died. Molecular analysis of the patient’s RHD gene identified the rare weak D type 21 (938C>T) allele. D alloantibodies do not occur in patients with most weak D types, but some patients with a weak D phenotype, including

Heather McGann, Robert E. Wenk

Immunohematology, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1, 27–29

Case report | 26-October-2019

Weak D type 67 in four related Canadian blood donors

donors are investigated by other methods. We describe four weak D type 67 (RHD*01W.67) donors whose samples tested as D– by automated microplate and manual methods but were later determined to be D+ by automated solid-phase and RHD gene analysis. Solidphase serologic and molecular typing results of all four donors were identical. It was identified that the donors are of EnglishIrish descent; two are brothers and the others are cousins.  Transfusion of blood from one of these donors likely

Philip Berardi, Emma Bessette, Michiko Ng, Nancy Angus, Debra Lane, Lise Gariepy, Katerina Pavenski, Gorka Ochoa-Garay, Jacqueline Cote, Mindy Goldman

Immunohematology, Volume 31 , ISSUE 4, 159–162

Case report | 09-October-2019

Two cases of the variant RHD*DAU5 allele associated with maternal alloanti-D  

(HDFN) as D alloimmunization can occur with some D variants. Here, we describe two cases of the RHD*DAU5 allele associated with maternal alloanti-D in patients of African ancestry. Two obstetric patients were initially serologically classified as D+ with negative antibody detection tests on routine prenatal testing. Repeat testing at delivery identified anti-D in both patients with no history of RhIG administration or transfusion. DNA sequencing revealed that both patients possessed the RHD*DAU5

Jennifer A. Duncan, Susan Nahirniak, Rodrigo Onell, Gwen Clarke

Immunohematology, Volume 33 , ISSUE 2, 60–63

Case report | 01-December-2019

Weak D type 42 cases found in individuals of European descent

: weak D type 1 (5 individuals), weak D type 2 (1 individual), weak D type 42 (17 individuals), weak D type 45 (1 individual), and partial D DNB (2 individuals). Surprisingly, weak D type 42 was prevalent in our population, whereas weak D type 1, 2, and 3 are the most prevalent variants elsewhere. Anti-D was found in six cases of weak D type 42. The higher prevalence of weak D type 42 could be the result of a founder effect. Additional studies are needed to estimate the frequency of this variant in

Maryse St-Louis, Martine Richard, Marie Côté, Carole Éthier, Anne Long

Immunohematology, Volume 27 , ISSUE 1, 20–24

Review | 25-March-2020

The O2 allele: questioning the phenotypic definition of an ABO allele

There are three main alleles in the ABO blood group system, A, B, and O.  The former two alleles encode glycosyltransferases resulting in the wild-type A and B phenotypes, whereas the latter allele does not encode a functional enzyme owing to a frameshift polymorphism in the majority of cases.  Thus the group O phenotype is the absence of A or B sugars.  More than 15 years ago the O2 allele was described; this allele did not feature the usual crippling 261delG polymorphism, which

Mark H. Yazer, Martin L. Olsson

Immunohematology, Volume 24 , ISSUE 4, 138–147

Report | 01-December-2019

RHCE variant allele: RHCE*ce254G,733G

A novel RHCE allele was identified in a 53-year-old AfricanAmerican female blood donor with an Rh phenotype of D+ C– E– c+ e+ and a negative antibody screen. The donor’s cells typed e+ with all antisera tested. By gel-based genotyping and cDNA analysis, the two RHCE alleles in this donor were characterized. One allele was found to be the known allele RHCE*01.20.01 (RHCE*ce733G) and the second was novel: RHCE*01.06.02 (RHCE*ce254G,733G).

Jessica A. Keller, Trina Horn, Colleen Chiappa, Camilla Melland, Christine Vietz, Lilian Castilho, Margaret A. Keller

Immunohematology, Volume 30 , ISSUE 3, 121–122

Research paper | 06-February-2018

Assessment of type 1 and type 3 deiodinase expression levels in depressive disorders

A depressive disorder is a disease characterized by a heterogenous background. The important processes observed and diagnosed in depressed patients indicate that the etiology of depression may include disturbances in thyroid hormone (TH) levels and the occurrence of immune-inflammatory activation. Type 1 (DIO1) and type 3 (DIO3) iodothyronine deiodinases are the enzymes which determine the peripheral and tissue levels of TH, but also interfere with immunological cells and inflammatory processes

Elżbieta Gałecka, Anna Kumor-Kisielewska, Agata Orzechowska, Michael Maes, Paweł Górski, Janusz Szemraj

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 77 , ISSUE 3, 225–235

Report | 16-March-2020

D+ platelet transfusions in D– patients: cause for concern?

Patients whose RBCs are D– may produce anti-D if they are exposed to D on donor RBCs. Except in emergency situations, patients whose RBCs lack D are transfused with only D– RBCs. Platelets carry no Rh antigens, but platelet units may be contaminated by RBCs that could carry D when these units are collected from D+ donors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether our policy of allowing D+ platelets to be transfused to patients whose RBCs type as D–, without the use of

Angela N. Bartley, John B. Carpenter, Mary P. Berg

Immunohematology, Volume 25 , ISSUE 1, 5–8

Letter | 01-December-2019

Letter to the Readers - new blood group allele report

Immunohematology, Volume 29 , ISSUE 1, 34–34

Article | 30-November-2020

Autoimmune hemolysis following transfusion: a mimicking autoanti-D in a D- patient with alloanti-D

An 80-year-old group O, D- (rr) female with anti-C, -D, -E, and -Fya received four units of crossmatch-compatible red blood cells (RBCs). The direct antiglobulin test (DAT) was negative. Two weeks later, jaundice, dark urine, a 16% drop in hematocrit (Hct), a 20% reticulocyte count, and absent haptoglobin occurred. During the next month, her DAT was positive with anti-IgG and -C3d. Acid eluates, which repeatedly showed anti-D specificity, were nonreactive with enzyme-treated D- RBCs. Adsorption

Walter H. Dzik, Joyce Blank, Paula Lutz, Thomas G. Hirose, Christine Lomas-Francis, Marilyn Moulds

Immunohematology, Volume 10 , ISSUE 4, 117–119

Article | 28-April-2020

Reactivity of FDA-approved anti-D reagents with partial D red blood cells

of IgM monoclonal anti-D blended with monoclonal IgG anti-D, one IgM monoclonal anti-D blended with polyclonal IgG anti-D, and two reagents formulated with human anti-D in a high-protein diluent. One antiD formulated for use by gel column technology was also tested. Direct agglutination tests by tube or gel were strongly positive (scores 9–12), with partial D RBCs of types DII, DIIIa, DIIIb, and DIVa. No reagent anti-D caused direct agglutination of DVI type 1, DVI type 2, or DFR phenotype

W. John Judd, Marilyn Moulds, Gloria Schlanser

Immunohematology, Volume 21 , ISSUE 4, 146–148

Case report | 26-October-2020

Case report: passively acquired anti-D in a D+ pregnant patient

A sample was submitted for serologic evaluation from a pregnant patient with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) for possible transfusion in the future because of a decreased platelet count. Anti-D and -E were identified in the patient’s serum using several antibody identification techniques, and anti-D was recovered in an acid eluate prepared from the patient’s red cells. It was discovered that WinRho™ had been administered to treat the ITP. This product has been licensed

Marie P. Holub, Kirk D. Kitchen, Eugene Mensinger

Immunohematology, Volume 15 , ISSUE 2, 69–70

Case report | 01-December-2019

An AQP1 allele associated with Co(a–b–) phenotype

The Colton (CO) blood group system consists of four antigens, Coa, Cob, Co3, and Co4, located on aquaporin-1 (AQP1), with Coa highly prevalent in all populations (99.8%). The Colton null phenotype, Co(a–b–), is very rare, and individuals with this phenotype lack the high-prevalence antigen Co3. To date, only six Co(a–b–) probands have been reported and four silencing alleles characterized. We identified an AQP1-null allele in a white woman with anti-Co3 caused by

Sunitha Vege, Sandra Nance, Donna Kavitsky, Xiaojin Li, Trina Horn, Geralyn Meny, Connie M. Westhoff

Immunohematology, Volume 29 , ISSUE 1, 1–4

Report | 01-December-2019

A novel JK null allele associated with typing discrepancies among African Americans

. Results of donor genotyping were compared with previously recorded results of serologic tests, and discrepant results were investigated. Although the two previously identified polymorphisms were not detected in the discrepant samples, a novel allele (191G>A) was identified and was assigned the ISBT number JK*02N.09. This study illustrates a limitation of using single-nucleotide polymorphisms for prediction of blood group antigens.

Katrina L. Billingsley, Jeff B. Posadas, Joann M. Moulds, Lakshmi K. Gaur

Immunohematology, Volume 29 , ISSUE 4, 145–148

Report | 01-December-2019

Transfusion of D+ red blood cells to D– individuals in trauma situations

To conserve D– red blood cells (RBCs), our facility developed a policy for transfusion of D+ units to D– patients, particularly in trauma situations. To our knowledge, this is the first study looking at D-mismatched RBC transfusion in trauma patients. We developed guidelines for the transfusion of D-mismatched RBCs. Patients were followed by antibody screening and direct antiglobulin testing. Twenty-six patients were identified, and 57.7 percent of the cases were the result of

Amanda Tchakarov, Rhonda Hobbs, Yu Bai

Immunohematology, Volume 30 , ISSUE 4, 149–152

Article | 28-April-2020

Incidence of weak D in blood donors typed as D positive by the Olympus PK 7200

+) at IS were further typed for weak D by the IAT. The weak D samples were RHD genotyped by allele-specific PCR. Of 1005 donors tested, 4 (0.4%) were classified as weak D by one or more anti-D reagents. Polyclonal anti-D reagent demonstrated weaker reactions when compared with the monoclonal blends. All weak D samples were found positive for exon 4, intron 4, and exon 10, a finding consistent with most D+ samples. The incidence of weak D found in this study is not significantly different from that

Candace Jenkins, Susan T. Johnson, Daniel B. Bellissimo, Jerome L. Gottschall

Immunohematology, Volume 21 , ISSUE 4, 152–154

Article | 09-November-2020

Common variable immunodeficiency: diagnosis by absent ABO reverse type

Many causes for ABO discrepancy between red blood cell and serum testing have been cited in the literature. ABO discrepancy due to weak or absent reverse type is most often seen at the extremes of age. We report a case of ABO discrepancy in a 25-year-old woman who presented for wisdom teeth extraction. Initial serologic workup revealed total absence of isohemagglutinin anti-B in this group A, D+ individual. Further evaluation revealed decreased levels of all classes of immunoglobulins and a

Carmen J. Julius, Mindy Wade, Abdul Waheed, Donald L. McNeil, Melanie S. Kennedy

Immunohematology, Volume 13 , ISSUE 3, 80–83

Article | 03-November-2020

Use of LOR-15C9 monoclonal anti-D to differentiate erythrocytes with the partial DVI antigen from those with other partial D antigens or weak D antigens

Historically, red blood cells (RBCs) with partial D antigens have been defined serologically by their pattern of reactivity with polyclonal and monoclonal anti-D. Although numerous variants have been described in tests with well-characterized monoclonal anti-D, definition remains difficult to ascertain serologically. RBCs of known partial D type were tested with LOR-15C9 (a monoclonal anti-D) and commercial anti-D by the tube indirect antiglobulin test (IAT), by micro typing system IgG gel

Marion E. Reid, Gregory R. Halverson, Francis Roubinet, P.A. Apoil, Antoine Blancher

Immunohematology, Volume 14 , ISSUE 3, 89–93

Sampling Methods | 20-November-2017

POPULATION VARIANCE ESTIMATION USING FACTOR TYPE IMPUTATION METHOD

We propose a variance estimator based on factor type imputation in the presence of non-response. Properties of the proposed classes of estimators are studied and their optimality conditions are derived. The proposed classes of factor type ratio estimators are shown to be more efficient than some of the existing estimators, namely, the usual unbiased estimator of variance, ratio-type, dual to ratio type and ratio cum dual to ratio estimators. Their performances are assessed on the basis of

RANJITA PANDEY, KALPANA YADAV

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 18 , ISSUE 3, 375–392

Case report | 14-October-2020

Discrepancies in Rh(D) typing of sensitized red blood cells using monoclonal/polyclonal anti-D reagents: case report and review

Instructions included with monoclonal Rh(D) typing reagents do not require routine use of an Rh control as immunoglobulin-coated red blood cells (RBCs) rarely yield falsely positive results with low protein reagents. However, the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Technical Manual recommends a concurrent control be performed on patients’ RBCs that type as group AB, D+. Proficiency testing surveys presented sensitized AB, D– RBCs, which resulted in a positive direct

Beverly J. Padget, Judith L. Hannon

Immunohematology, Volume 17 , ISSUE 1, 10–13

Research Article | 15-February-2020

Cross sensitivity of Ionic concentration on Admittance type measurement

An attempt has been made to study theoretically electrical admittance type level measurement and its cross sensitivity with ionic concentration of liquid. The analysis has been made for single and double electrodes and found there is significant cross sensitivity which varies with the ionic concentration of the liquid. This study will help further to design and develop continuous level measurement transmitter in Boiler drum.

Joyanta Kumar Roy, Bansari Deb Majumder

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 5, 1–5

Article | 18-October-2020

A successful delivery of a baby from a D––/ D–– mother with strong anti-Hr0

, fetal cells were direct antiglobulin test positive and the blood type was group O, D+ (CDe). We performed plasma exchanges in the mother; however, the titer of antibody rebounded to its initial level after the third plasma exchange. At 26 weeks gestation, cord blood Hb decreased to 7.1 g/dL and three intrauterine transfusions were performed using the mother’s washed red blood cells (RBCs). At 34 weeks gestation, a live baby was delivered by cesarean section. The infant was hydropic with

Dong Hee Whang, Hee Chung Kim, Mina Hur, Jung Hwan Choi, Joong Shin Park, Kyou Sup Han

Immunohematology, Volume 16 , ISSUE 3, 112–114

Report | 26-October-2019

First example of an FY*01 allele associated with weakened expression of Fya on red blood cells

. Phenotypematched units were desired for a multi-transfused Vietnamese fetus with α-thalassemia. Genotyping of the fetus using a microarray assay that interrogates three SNPs (c.1-67, c.125, and c.265) in FY yielded indeterminate results for the predicted Duffy phenotype. Genomic sequencing of FY exon 2 showed that the fetal sample had one wild-type FY*01 allele and one new FY*01 allele with the c.265C>T SNP, which until recently had only been found on the FY*02 allele. Genotyping performed on samples

Patricia A. Arndt, Trina Horn, Jessica A Keller, Rochelle Young, Suzanne M. Heri, Margaret A. Keller

Immunohematology, Volume 31 , ISSUE 3, 103–107

Research Article | 21-April-2017

ADVANCED DRIVER SAFETY SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR THE URBAN TYPE VEHICLE

Smart Power Team is currently working on the design of an urban electric vehicle designed to compete in the Shell Eco-marathon. One important aspect of this type of vehicle characteristics is it safety. The project of advanced driver assistance systems has included some proposals of such systems and the concept of their execution. The first concept, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), is to build a system of informing a driver about vehicles appearing in the blind spot. The system constitutes

Katarzyna JEZIERSKA-KRUPA, Maciej KRYSIAK, Wojciech SKARKA

Transport Problems, Volume 10 , ISSUE 4, 137–149

Research paper | 30-October-2017

SOME CLASSES OF MODIFIED RATIO TYPE ESTIMATORS IN SAMPLE SURVEYS

In this paper some classes of modified ratio type estimators with additive and multiplicative adjustments made to the simple mean per unit estimator and classical ratio estimator are suggested to obtain more efficient ratio type estimators compared to the classical one. Their biases and mean square errors are obtained and compared with first order approximations.

A. K. P. C. Swain, Manjula Das

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 16 , ISSUE 1, 37–52

research-article | 18-December-2020

Achilles tendon degeneration on ultrasound in type 2 diabetic patients

in DM patients using ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, and the findings included increased AT thickness and structural abnormalities(5–9). Aside from the thickening of the AT(10), other features, like abnormal morphology (twisted, curved, overlapping, and highly disorganized fibers), and calcific degeneration have been identified as degenerative changes affecting the AT. These alterations may be present in the initial stages of type 2 diabetes (T2DM)(11). Since T2DM diagnosis is often

Babalola Ishamel Afolabi, Bukunmi Michael Idowu, Stephen Olaoluwa Onigbinde

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 83, 291–299

Article | 17-November-2020

Identification of the Tcb allele of the Cromer blood group gene by PCR and RFLP analysis

The Cromer blood group antigens reside on the complement regulatory protein, decay-accelerating factor (DAF). The Cromer system comprises 10 antigens, 3 of which are of low incidence. When an individual is homozygous for the allele encoding one of these low-incidence antigens, they are liable to produce an antibody to the anti-thetical high-frequency antigen if challenged by pregnancy or transfusion. These antibodies are often difficult to identify, because of the lack of readily available

Manisha Udani, Nicole Anderson, Neeraja Rao, Marilyn J. Telen

Immunohematology, Volume 11 , ISSUE 1, 1–4

Case report | 01-December-2019

Posttransplant maternal anti-D: a case study and review

Plasma from a 35-year-old, D– woman was found to have anti-D, -C, and -G at 5 weeks’ gestation and again at 8 weeks’ gestation, when she presented with a nonviable intrauterine pregnancy. The anti-D titer increased with a pattern that suggested it was stimulated by the 8-week pregnancy. Six years before this admission, the patient’s blood type changed from group O, D+ to group O, D– after a bone marrow transplant for aplastic anemia. Three years after transplant

Lisa Senzel, Cecilia Avila, Tahmeena Ahmed, Harjeet Gill, Kim Hue-Roye, Christine Lomas-Francis, Marion E. Reid

Immunohematology, Volume 28 , ISSUE 2, 55–59

research-article | 01-May-2021

The Effect of Bevacizumab on Vestibular Schwannoma Related to Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Introduction Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a rare, predominantly hereditary, genetic mutation of the NF2 suppressor gene on chromosome 22. It occurs as an autosomal dominant inherited mutation, or as a sporadic somatic mutation, with up to 50% of patients presenting with a de novo mutation (Evans, 2009; Evans et al., 2019). Individuals with NF2 are at high risk of developing tumours of the central nervous system; typically vestibular schwannomas (VS) of the eighth cranial nerve, but also

Simone Ardern-Holmes, Cassandra White, Sarita Bahure, Simon So, Geoff McCowage, Elizabeth Hovey, Simon Troon, Paul De Souza, John Simes, Michael Slancar, Mark Dexter, Mark Wong

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 31 , ISSUE 1, 5–14

Conference Presentation | 13-April-2020

Special Notes When Using Anti-D Monoclonal Reagents

Marilyn K. Moulds

Immunohematology, Volume 22 , ISSUE 2, 80–81

Article | 01-June-2012

PRACTICAL SWAY MOTION CONTROL FOR DOUBLE PENDULUM-TYPE OVERHEAD CRANE SYSTEM

The sway motion of crane can be successfully suppressed by properly shaping the reference command. Input shaping is a one type of feed-forward shaping method that is based on linear superposition. In this paper, we present the impact of double pendulum type overhead crane (DPTOC) system on the effectiveness of input shaping. An unshaped bang-bang input force is used to determine the characteristic parameters of the system for design and evaluation of the input shaping control techniques. The

M. N. A. Zohari, M. Z. Mohd Tumari, M. S. Saealal, K.H. Ghazali, M.S. Ramli

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 2, 362–381

Report | 01-December-2019

Identifying D-positive donors using a second automated testing platform

antisera used and were C+. On BLOODchip testing, two donors were classified as D+, and two were assigned a “no call.” D variants included weak D type 67, weak D type 9, and two novel variants. Approximately 10 percent of D– units are transfused to women younger than 50 years. Assuming an alloimmunization rate of 30 percent, use of the Galileo would prevent approximately one alloimmunization every 5 to 6 years in this patient group. We conclude that the yield of preventing

Mindy Goldman, Ilona Resz, Jacqueline Cote, Gorka Ochoa, Nancy Angus

Immunohematology, Volume 29 , ISSUE 3, 97–100

Article | 03-November-2020

Immunoprophylaxis using intravenous Rh immune globulin should be standard practice when selected D-negative patients are transfused with D-positive random donor platelets

A 67-year-old female developed excessive bleeding and thrombocytopenia following cardiovascular surgery. Her blood type was group A, D–. The only platelet products available in the transfusion service were random donor platelet concentrates from D+ donors. She was transfused with a pool of 6 D+ random donor platelet concentrates. Anti-D undetected in her pretransfusion serum by solid-phase antibody screen was present 11 days later. Retrospectively, the patient provided a history of having

Clinton A. Ewing, Dawn H. Rumsey, Albert F. Langeberg, S. Gerald Sandler

Immunohematology, Volume 14 , ISSUE 4, 133–137

Case report | 09-November-2020

Quantitating fetomaternal hemorrhages of D+ red cells using an FITC-conjugated IgG monoclonal anti-D by flow cytometry: a case report

Several methods for quantitating fetomaternal hemorrhages (FMHs) have been described; these include the Kleihauer-Betke and red cell rosetting tests, and flow cytometry that uses an indirect antiglobulin technique, employing either FITC-conjugated IgG/unlabeled anti-D or streptavidin conjugates with biotinylated anti-D to enumerate D+ red cells in maternal blood. We have used a recently described directly conjugated FITC anti-D for direct flow cytometric (direct FC) quantitation of FMH in a

Anatole Lubenko, John Raymond Collier, Mark Williams, Damien Hindmarch, Sally Rosemary Wilson, Julie Pluck

Immunohematology, Volume 13 , ISSUE 1, 12–14

Article | 18-October-2020

Moderate hemolytic disease of the newborn due to anti-Hr0 in a mother with the D––/D–– phenotype

Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) due to anti-Hr0 antibody is typically severe and often fatal. We report a case of moderate HDN due to anti-Hr0 in a woman with the D––/D–– phenotype. A 33-yearold woman delivered her second child who was mildly jaundiced. The highest level of bilirubin was 26.1 mg/dL on the third day postpartum and the hemoglobin concentration was 14.0 g/dL. The newborn recovered after phototherapy and no mental retardation was noticed after 1 year

Barbara Żupańska, B. Lenkiewicz

Immunohematology, Volume 16 , ISSUE 3, 109–111

Article | 01-December-2012

DECENTRALIZED PI-D CONTROLLER APPLIED TO AN AEROTHERMIC PROCESS

annul the effect of this interaction, this paper presents an experimental comparison between three forms of the PID controller: the conventional PID controller, the PI-D controller and its decentralized version. A multi-variable continuous state space model is obtained from on-line experimental data. The outcome of the experimental results is that the main control objectives, such as set-point tracking and interactions rejection, are well achieved for the temperature and the air flow simultaneously.

M. Ramzi, N. Bennis, M. Haloua, H. Youlal

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 4, 1003–1018

Original Paper | 15-April-2013

EEG characteristics of déjà vu phenomenon

Introduction. Déjà vu (DV, from French “already seen”) is an aberration of psychic activity associated with transitory erroneous perception of novel circumstances, objects, or people as already known. Aim. Investigation of clinical and diagnostic significance of derealization episodes in epilepsy. Materials and methods. The study involved 166 individuals (mean age 25.2 ± 9.2 yrs; 63.2% women). DV episodes were characterized and compared in groups of healthy

Alexander V. Chervyakov, Victor V. Gnezditskii, Pavel N. Vlasov, Galina V. Kalmykova

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 21 , ISSUE 1, 27–35

Case report | 01-December-2019

Serologic and molecular characterization of D variants in Brazilians: impact for typing and transfusion strategy

%), 13 weak D type 3 (7.8%), and 2 weak D type 5 (1.2%) alleles were found. Among the partial D samples, 49 type 4.0 weak partial D (36%), 9 DAR (6.6%), 24 DFR (17.6%), 6 DBT (4.4%), 1 DHMi (0.73%), 26 DVI (19%), 14 DVa (10.3%), 5 DIVb (3.7%), and 2 DVII (1.5%) were observed. Two samples identified as DEL by adsorption-elution were characterized by molecular analyses as RHD(IVS5–38DEL4) and one sample was characterized as RHD(K409K). One sample was characterized as DHAR, a CE variant positive

Débora Castilho Credidio, Jordão Pellegrino Jr., Lilian Castilho

Immunohematology, Volume 27 , ISSUE 1, 6–11

research-article | 11-March-2021

Morphological and molecular characters of Scutellonema brachyurus (Steiner, 1938) Andrássy, 1958 from South Africa

The genus Scutellonema was established by Andrássy, 1958. This genus is a well-distributed genus across all continents (Kolombia et al., 2017; Nguyen et al., 2019; Sher, 1963; Van den Berg and Heyns, 1973). The genus Scutellonema with its type species S. bradys (Steiner and LeHew, 1933) Andrássy, 1958 was initially described in association with Yam in Nigeria. Despite many species described under Scutellonema, however, S. brachyurus (Steiner, 1938) Andrássy, 1958 was previously described from

Ebrahim Shokoohi

journal of nematology, Volume 53 , 1–13

Research Article | 24-May-2019

TYPE VB AND VI SECRETION SYSTEMS AS COMPETITION AGENTS OF GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA

Bacterial competition, defined as a local neighbour interaction, can lead to competitors’ coexistence, bacterial community self-organization or rearrangement of species dominance structure in ecological niches. Bacteria developed many mechanisms to communicate and compete. Kin discrimination mechanisms in bacterial populations allow species to distinguish a friend from a foe in bacterial environment. Type Vb and VI secretion systems (TVIbSS and TVISS) play a crucial role in this

Dawid Gmiter, Grzegorz Czerwonka, Wiesław Kaca

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 57 , ISSUE 4, 360–373

Article | 14-October-2020

Murine monoclonal antibodies can be used to type RBCs with a positive DAT

reacted with every sample. Use of murine MoAbs to antigen type RBCs coated with human IgG is reliable only when the anti-mouse IgG reagents have been affinity purified or neutralized to prevent cross-reactivity. Our results also show the importance of including a saline/RBC control as well as an anti-mouse IgG/RBC control. Murine MoAbs are valuable reagents and we have applied them successfully in typing patients’ RBCs that have a positive DAT.

Gregory R. Halverson, Paula Howard, Harry Malyska, Edith Tossas, Marion E. Reid

Immunohematology, Volume 19 , ISSUE 3, 83–85

Article | 11-January-2021

Health Assessment Based on D-S Evidence Theory of Equipment

comprehensively represent the status of propelled artillery, and use the normalized quantization method to Process the data. Then employ the D-S evidence theory to make the integrated decision on the membership of each health parameter after treatment, finally, determine the ultimately health status of self-propelled artillery. II. HEALTH ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AND HEALTH CLASSIFICATION A. Analysis of health indicators To evaluate the health status of self-propelled artillery, the health status parameters of

Tanghui Sun, Bailin Liu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 5 , ISSUE 4, 15–26

Article | 01-April-2020

A confusion in antibody identification:anti-D production after anti-hrB

It is well known that certain combinations of alloantibodies are frequently found together. Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) are mostly of African ancestry, and they may make anti-hrB. A transfusion of hrB– blood is often achieved by using e– (R2R2) RBCs; it is generally believed that hrB– patients readily make anti-E or a “broad-spectrum” anti-Rh34 (-HrB). We describe two multiply transfused D+ patients with SCD and a history of anti-hrB who subsequently

Christine Lomas-Francis, Rosyln Yomtovian, Claire McGrath, Phyllis S. Walker, Marion E. Reid

Immunohematology, Volume 23 , ISSUE 4, 158–160

Article | 14-October-2020

Likelihood of D heterozygosity in Mestizo Mexicans and Mexican Americans

Norman D. Means, Nicholas Bandarenko, Kenneth J. Moise, Jr., Mark E. Brecher

Immunohematology, Volume 17 , ISSUE 1, 22–23

Article | 17-February-2021

Prevalence of DEL phenotype in D– blood donors in India

result in DEL expression.10 DEL is more frequently found in Asians and accounts for 30 percent of the D– Asian population, with the most frequent mutation being c.1227G>A, a single nucleotide variant associated with exon 9 skipping. Hence, it is also called Asia-type DEL.11,12 This DEL variant occurs with a reported prevalence of 1:110 in the Chinese Han population. Shao et al.6 deduced that DEL is a type of weak D with very few D sites on the RBCs. It has been shown that DEL+ RBCs express fewer than

R. Chaudhary, S. Verma, A. Verma

Immunohematology, Volume 36 , ISSUE 4, 133–136

Case report | 26-October-2019

Blocked D phenomenon and relevance of maternal  serologic testing

A blood requisition for double-volume exchange transfusion was received for a 2-day-old male child born to a 29-yearold multiparous female (P2002) referred to our institute having neonatal jaundice with encephalopathy; no maternal sample was received. The neonatal blood sample was typed as group A, D–, and the direct antiglobulin test (DAT) was strongly positive (4+) using the gel method. Mono-specific DAT showed the presence of IgG antibodies on neonatal red blood cells (RBCs). Acid

Ashish Jain, Vijay Kumawat, Neelam Marwaha

Immunohematology, Volume 31 , ISSUE 3, 116–118

research-article | 26-March-2021

First report of Bitylenchus ventrosignatus (Tobar Jiménez, 1969) Siddiqi, 1986 associated with wild grass in Botswana

489 ± 45.1 (461– 541) 461.6 ± 25.0 (431– 478) Tail length 40.3 ± 4.7 (35 –  44) 36.3 ± 1.8 (35 – 39) Phasmid 15.1 ± 3.5 (11–18) 13.3 ± 0.6 (12.7–14.2) Tail annuli 30 ± 6.2 (30 – 35) Spicules – 22.6 ± 1.2 (21–24) Gubernaculum – 8.3 ± 0.4 (8 –9) Bursa length – 67.1 ± 7.9 (59 –76) Figure 1: Bitylenchus ventrosignatus (Tobar Jiménez, 1969) Siddiqi, 1986. (A) Anterior end; (B) Anterior end (stylet and dgo); (C) Entire female; (D) Entire male; (E-F) Vaginal irregular undulation; (G

Ebrahim Shokoohi

Journal of Nematology, Volume 53 , 1–9

Research paper | 31-October-2017

IMPROVED SEPARATE RATIO AND PRODUCT EXPONENTIAL TYPE ESTIMATORS IN THE CASE OF POST-STRATIFICATION

This paper addressed the problem of estimation of finite population mean in the case of post-stratification. Improved separate ratio and product exponential type estimators in the case of post-stratification are suggested. The biases and mean squared errors of the suggested estimators are obtained up to the first degree of approximation. Theoretical and empirical studies have been done to demonstrate better efficiencies of the suggested estimators than other considered estimators.

Hilal A. Lone, Rajesh Tailor

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 16 , ISSUE 1, 53–64

Sampling Methods | 22-July-2018

A GENERALIZED EXPONENTIAL TYPE ESTIMATOR OF POPULATION MEAN IN THE PRESENCE OF NON-RESPONSE

In this article, we propose a class of generalized exponential type estimators to estimate the finite population mean by using two auxiliary variables under non-response in simple random sampling. The proposed estimator under non-response in different situations has been studied and gives minimum mean square error as compared to all other considered estimators. Usual exponential ratio type estimator, exponential product type estimator and many more estimators are also identified from the

Siraj Muneer, Javid Shabbir, Alamgir Khalil

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 19 , ISSUE 2, 259–276

Research Article | 23-May-2019

TICK-BORNE PATHOGENS IN INDIVIDUALS WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS TYPE 1 (HIV-1) INFECTION

Renata Welc-Falęciak, Małgorzata Bednarska, Magdalena Szatan, Agnieszka Pawełczyk

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 57 , ISSUE 3, 251–259

Case report | 14-October-2020

Autoanti-D in a patient after cladribine treatment for lymphoplasmocytic lymphoma

We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who developed an autoanti-D after cladribine treatment. In May 2000, the patient underwent splenectomy for a stage IV-B lymphoplasmocytic lymphoma. She was transfused with ABO- and Rh(D)-matched blood. A month later, she received chemotherapy with cladribine. In February 2001, blood grouping showed her to be AB, D+ and the direct antiglobulin test was positive for IgG. An autoanti-D was identified in the eluate. Genotypic analysis confirmed the Rh

Joan Cid, Victor Beltran, L. Escoda, Enric Elies, Carmen Martin-Vega

Immunohematology, Volume 18 , ISSUE 1, 16–18

Article | 03-November-2020

Detection of anti-D following antepartum injections of Rh immune globulin

Antepartum prophylaxis using Rh immune globulin (RhIG) at 28 weeks of gestation is routine in unsensitized Rh-negative women. As various sources state that anti-D may be detected up to 6 months after administration, we reviewed the medical and laboratory records of all Rh-negative women who delivered at our institution during 1995. For 385 evaluable women, only 137 (35.6%) had anti-D demonstrable in their sera at delivery; 97.8 percent of these delivered within 75 days after administration of

Melanie S. Kennedy, Jamie McNanie, Abdul Waheed

Immunohematology, Volume 14 , ISSUE 4, 138–140

Review | 01-May-2020

Review: the Rh blood group D antigen ...dominant, diverse, and difficult

Connie M. Westhoff

Immunohematology, Volume 21 , ISSUE 4, 155–163

Article | 22-November-2020

Development of a flow cytometric test for the detection of D-positive fetal cells after fetomaternal hemorrhage and a survey of the prevalence in D-negative women

A sensitive test for the presence of D-positive fetal red blood cells (RBCs) in the maternal circulation of D-negative women has been developed. It was used to investigate the possibility that the occasional failure in preventing alloimmunization might be due to the administration of inadequate amounts of prophylactic anti-D Rh immune globulin. The standard dose in Australia contains 125µg of antibody, and can suppress immunization by an estimated 6 mL of packed D-positive RBCs. A

Margaret Nelson, Hazel Popp, Kathy Horky, Cecily Forsyth, John Gibson

Immunohematology, Volume 10 , ISSUE 2, 55–59

Article | 22-January-2018

NEW APPROACHES USING EXPONENTIAL TYPE ESTIMATOR WITH COST MODELLING FOR POPULATION MEAN ON SUCCESSIVE WAVES

The key and fundamental purpose of sampling over successive waves lies in the varying nature of study character, it so may happen with ancillary information if the time lag between two successive waves is sufficiently large. Keeping the varying nature of auxiliary information in consideration, modern approaches have been proposed to estimate population mean over two successive waves. Four exponential ratio type estimators have been designed. The properties of proposed estimators have been

Kumari Priyanka, Richa Mittal

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 18 , ISSUE 4, 569–587

Article | 01-March-2015

CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEEDLE-TYPE GIANT MAGNETORESISTANCE SENSOR FOR DETECTION OF ESCHERICHIA COLI’S MAGNETIC MARKER

In the recent years, the introduction and development of simple and portable sensors has been the focus of researchers in nearly all scientific domains, particularly in the biomedical settings. Giant magnetoresistance (GMR) provides a cutting-edge sensor technology. The GMR-based sensors are capable to affordably and sensitively detect and quantify micro- and nano-magnetic particles, even in very weak magnetic fields. In this paper, we introduce a highly sensitive needle-type GMR-based sensor

Hamidreza Shirzadfar, Mustapha Nadi, Djilali Kourtiche, Sotoshi Yamada, Payman Shahabi

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 8 , ISSUE 1, 220–234

case-report | 21-November-2019

Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS) – delayed diagnosis and treatment. A case report

includes 14 different types of GLUT transporters in humans. Several rare congenital disorders, due to mutations in various SLC2 genes have already been reported (Pearson et al., 2013). The SLC2A1 gene (MIM 138140) is the only one in which pathogenic variants are known to cause various glucose transporter type deficiency syndromes: GLUT1-DS type1 (MIM 606777), GLUT1-DS type 2 (MIM612126), GLUT1-DS with pseudo hyperkalemia and hemolysis (MIM 608885) and idiopathic generalized epilepsy-12 (MIM 614847

Piotr Bogucki, Ewa Nagańska, Marta Jurek, Dorota Hoffman-Zacharska, Anna Kutkowska-Kaźmierczak, Ewa Obersztyn, Urszula Fiszer

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 27 , 49–54

Research Article | 01-September-2017

DETECTION AND REMOVAL OF DUST PARTICLES IN PIPELINES USING 3-D MEMS

B. Thamilvalluvan, Dr.M.Anto Bennet, K. Gokulakrishnan, S. Harrison, R. Shanmugam, B. Mangaram

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 10 , ISSUE 5, 147–162

Case report | 28-April-2020

Case report: immune anti-D stimulated by transfusion of fresh frozen plasma

FFP has occasionally been reported to generate an immune response to RBC antigens (e.g.,anti-D and anti-Fya). The Council of Europe requires that each unit of FFP have less than 6 ×109/L RBCs. However, there is considerable variation internationally in the method of production and the level and assessment of RBC contamination of FFP . This study reports the case of a 63-year-old group B, D– man who received multiple transfusions of D– blood products over a 4-month period

Marian Connolly, Wendy N. Erber, Dianne E. Grey

Immunohematology, Volume 21 , ISSUE 4, 149–151

Letter to Editor | 29-December-2020

Letter to the Editor: “Do you do D sup(u)?”

B.P.L. Moore

Immunohematology, Volume 4 , ISSUE 2, 42–42

Report | 09-October-2019

Laboratory management of perinatal patients with apparently "new" anti-D

Despite the existence of long-standing, well-organized programs for Rh immune globulin (RhIG) prophylaxis, immune anti-D continues to be detected in the D– perinatal population. Between 2006 and 2008, 91 prenatal patients, found to have a previously unidentified anti-D, were followed up with a survey to their treating physician and with additional serologic testing where possible. The physician survey requested pregnancy and RhIG history information, including recent or distant potential

Judith L. Hannon, Gwen Clarke

Immunohematology, Volume 32 , ISSUE 3, 108–111

Research Article | 22-January-2018

RELATIONS FOR MOMENTS OF PROGRESSIVELY TYPE-II RIGHT CENSORED ORDER STATISTICS FROM ERLANG-TRUNCATED EXPONENTIAL DISTRIBUTION

In this paper, we establish some new recurrence relations for the single and product moments of progressively Type-II right censored order statistics from the Erlangtruncated exponential distribution. These relations generalize those established by Aggarwala and Balakrishnan (1996) for standard exponential distribution. These recurrence relations enable computation of mean, variances and covariances of all progressively Type-II right censored order statistics for all sample sizes in a simple

Mansoor Rashid Malik, Devendra Kumar

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 18 , ISSUE 4, 651–668

Research paper | 29-September-2017

Narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder show different slow wave activity dynamics

The aim of the study was to compare electrophysiological parameters of night sleep in narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder. Forty-four patients: 15 with narcolepsy type 1, 14 with hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder and 15 age- and sex-matched controls participated in the study. The study subjects filled in the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The severity of daytime sleepiness was quantified subjectively

Ewa Walacik-Ufnal, Anna Justyna Piotrowska, Dorota Wołyńczyk-Gmaj, Piotr Januszko, Bartłomiej Gmaj, Marcin Ufnal, Marek Kabat, Marcin Wojnar

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 77 , ISSUE 2, 147–156

Research Article | 01-December-2011

Type-2 Fuzzy Kalman Hybrid Application for Dynamic Security Monitoring Systems based on Multiple Sensor Fusion

next state estimates of agent(s) in uncertain environment. Finally, our proposed system transforms system state to be able to make a security awareness decision, using type-2 fuzzy logic system to handle exhibited uncertainty, for asset scenery under surveillance. It is shown that the system performance can exhibit promising improvements for this dynamic security monitoring situation as a result of using the above complementary heterogeneous set of sensors.

T. K. Dakhlallah, M. A. Zohdy, O.M. Salim

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 4 , ISSUE 4, 607–629

Short Communication | 07-June-2016

Identification and Localization of β-D-Glucosidase from Two Typical Oenococcus oeni Strains

β-D-glucosidase (βG) gene from Oenococcus oeni SD-2a and 31MBR was cloned, sequenced and analyzed, also intracellular βG of the two strains was further localized. The results showed that βG gene of the two strains was in high homology (> 99%) to reported βG gene, con­firming both strains possess βG activity at the molecular level. Intracellular βG of SD-2a is a mainly soluble protein, existing mostly in the cytoplasm and to some extent in the periplasm

Yahui Li, Yanhong Ma, Kaihong Huang, Hongzhi Zhang

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 65 , ISSUE 2, 209–213

research-article | 18-March-2020

Cyberbullying: relationship with developmental variables and cyber victimization

questions using a five-point Likert scale ranging from completely untrue (1) to completely true (5). The Cronbach’s α for the whole scale was 0.87. Emotion regulation scale The scale, initially developed by Gross and John (74) and adapted into Turkish (75), aimed to measure the individual differences in emotion regulation using ten items rated on a six-point Likert type scale from completely true to completely untrue. It has two dimensions, cognitive reappraisal (α = 0.64) and emotional repression (α

Gülendam Akgül, Müge Artar

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 8 , 25–37

research-article | 10-January-2020

Predicting Patterns of Exchange in Economic Exchange Networks*

“non-excludable,” if no such ordering exists. For example, in each round of negotiation, the 5 Line network (A – B – C – D – E) has three possible exchange groupings. They are [A – B] [C – D], which excludes E, [B – C] [D – E], which excludes A, and [A – B] [D – E], which excludes C. Thus, actors A, C, and E are excludable, while actors B and D are non-excludable. A binary value for excludability can be computed for networks of any size using Optimal Seek Simplified (OSS; for a more technical

Casey Borch, C. Dudley Girard

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 10 , ISSUE 1, 1–29

Case report | 09-November-2020

Case report: reporting anti-G as anti-C+D may have misleading clinical implications

Four months after a D– male was transfused with four units of D– red blood cells (RBCs), the results of a standard pretransfusion antibody screen and alloantibody identification panel detected anti-C+D in his serum. This report was interpreted by his physician to be evidence of alloimmunization to the D antigen, which triggered concern that the patient had been transfused previously with D+ RBCs as the result of an error in blood typing or personal identification. After a review of

Archiaus L. Mosley, Jr., Mary Beth Trich, Nanette C. Thomas, S. Gerald Sandler

Immunohematology, Volume 13 , ISSUE 2, 58–60

Review | 09-October-2019

A Caucasian JK*A/JK*B woman with Jk(a+b–) red blood cells, anti-Jkb, and a novel JK*B allele c.1038delG

antisera. Nevertheless, in RBC genotyping (BioArray HEA BeadChip, Immucor, Warren, NJ) performed in our transfusion service on all patients with alloantibodies, her Kidd typing was JK*A/JK*B based on the Jka/Jkb single nucleotide polymorphism in exon 9 (c.838G>A, p.Asp280Asn). Genomic analysis and cDNA sequencing of her JK*B allele revealed a novel singlenucleotide deletion of c.1038G in exon 11, predicting a frameshift and premature stop (p.Thr346Thrfs*5) after translation of nearly 90 percent of

Glenn Ramsey, Ricardo D. Sumugod, Paul F. Lindholm, Jules G. Zinni, Jessica A. Keller, Trina Horn, Margaret A. Keller

Immunohematology, Volume 32 , ISSUE 3, 91–95

Article | 17-February-2021

Weak D types 38 and 11: determination of frequencies in a Brazilian population and validation of an easy molecular assay for detection

reaction. Finally, in our results, RHD*weak D type 38 was mostly associated with the CDe haplotype, in accordance with previous reports in the literature. However, in one donor, RHD*weak D type 38 was found in association with the cDe haplotype, which has not been previously described. In this specific case, the donor also presented the RHD*weak D type 4.0 in trans to the RHD*weak D type 38 and self-reported as black. RHD*weak partial 11 was associated with CDe in all cases in which this allele was

M.R. Dezan, V.B. Oliveira, M. Conrado, F. Luz, A. Gallucci, T.G.M. Oliveira, E.C. Sabino, V. Rocha, A. Mendrone, C.L. Dinardo

Immunohematology, Volume 36 , ISSUE 2, 47–53

Article | 24-August-2017

EFFICIENT FAMILY OF RATIO-TYPE ESTIMATORS FOR MEAN ESTIMATION IN SUCCESSIVE SAMPLING ON TWO OCCASIONS USING AUXILIARY INFORMATION

In this paper, we proposed an efficient family of ratio-type estimators using one auxiliary variable for the estimation of the current population mean under successive sampling scheme. This family of estimators have been studied by Ray and Sahai (1980) under simple random sampling using one auxiliary variable for estimation of the population mean. Using these estimators in successive sampling, the expression for bias and mean squared error of the proposed estimators are obtained up to the first

Nazeema T. Beevi, C. Chandran

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 18 , ISSUE 2, 227–245

Research Article | 31-May-2018

List of Type Specimens Deposited Since 1998 in the United States Department of Agriculture Nematode Collection, Beltsville, Maryland

The United States Department of Agriculture Nematode Collection (USDANC) is one of the largest and most valuable in existence and includes millions of specimens housed in over 39,800 permanent slides and 9,300 vials. This collection preserves type specimens of nematodes to serve as a reference for identifications and future taxonomic revisions. Also, the collection provides useful information on nematode hosts, occurrence, and distribution. The present list includes type specimens added to the

Zafar A. Handoo, Mihail R. Kantor, Lynn K. Carta, David J. Chitwood

Journal of Nematology, Volume 50 , ISSUE 1, 51–68

Article | 20-December-2020

Some linear regression type ratio exponential estimators for estimating the population mean based on quartile deviation and deciles

This paper deals some linear regression type ratio exponential estimators for estimating the population mean using the known values of quartile deviation and deciles of an auxiliary variable in survey sampling. The expressions of the bias and the mean square error of the suggested estimators have been derived. It was compared with the usual mean, usual ratio (Cochran (1977)), Kadilar and Cingi (2004, 2006) and Subzar et al. (2017) estimators. After comparison, the condition which makes the

Shakti Prasad

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 21 , ISSUE 5, 85–98

Case report | 20-December-2017

Adolescent with acute psychosis due to anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: successful recovery

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a relatively new autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. We report the first case of anti-NMDAR autoimmune encephalitis combined with anti-voltage-gated potassium channel (anti-VGKC) antibodies in Lithuania in a 16-year-old girl. The patient was admitted to psychiatry unit because of an acute psychotic episode. She was unsuccessfully treated with antipsychotics, and electroconvulsive therapy was initiated because of her

Dovile Jonuskaite, Paulius Kalibatas, Ruta Praninskiene, Asta Zalubiene, Aurelija Jucaite, Rimante Cerkauskiene

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 5 , ISSUE 3, 111–115

Article | 14-October-2020

ABO and Rh(D) blood typing on the PK 7200 with ready-to-use kits

The performance of ready-to-use kits was evaluated on the PK 7200 blood grouping system. The Olymp Group (kit 1) and Olymp Group II (kit 2) containing anti-A, -B, -AB, and -D reagents were tested for first and second determinations of A, B, and D antigens. More than 500 RBC samples, including several variant ABO and D phenotypes, were evaluated for specificity, repeatability, reproducibility, and sensitivity. Specificity was tested with wellcharacterized reagent RBCs. Repeatability was

Pierre Moncharmont, Annick Plantier, Véronique Chirat, Dominique Rigal

Immunohematology, Volume 19 , ISSUE 2, 54–56

Article | 17-February-2021

Identifying obstetrics patients in whom RHD genotyping can be used to assess risk of D alloimmunization

identified and used to predict amino acid changes and assign alleles using the ISBT RHD allele tables21 or RhesusBase 2.0.22 Results RBC phenotyping for D was performed using standard tube method and direct agglutination testing by both IS and IAT, when indicated, for all 46 samples included in this study. The Ortho ProVue was used to test 20 of the samples. Serologic D typing using standard tube methods found 40 samples to be weak D+. Variable D typings were found in 20 samples when the first type

T.N. Horn, J. Keller, M.A. Keller, L. Klinger

Immunohematology, Volume 36 , ISSUE 4, 146–151

Short Communication | 15-March-2016

Etiologic Agents and Antifungal Susceptibility of Oral Candidosis from Romanian patients with HIV-infection or type 1 diabetes mellitus

This is the first Romanian investigation of oral candidosis in patients suffering of HIV-infection or type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).Candida albicans was the dominant species in both types of isolates: n = 14 (46.7%) in T1DM, n = 60 (69.8%) in HIV. The most frequent non-albicans Candida spp. were Candida kefyr (n = 6; 20%) in T1DM and Candida dubliniensis (n = 8; 9.3%) in HIV. Resistance to fluconazole was detected only in the HIV non-albicans Candida group (n = 8; 9.3%). All isolates were

Bogdan Minea, Valentin Nastasa, Anna Kolecka, Magdalena Mares, Narcisa Marangoci, Irina Rosca, Mariana Pinteala, Monica Hancianu, Mihai Mares

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 65 , ISSUE 1, 123–129

research-article | 18-December-2018

Determinants of medication withdrawal strategy in the epilepsy monitoring unit*

equal. Table 1. Demographics Gender Male 47 (49.5%) Female 48 (50.5%) Type of epilepsy Temporal 49 (51.6%) Extra-temporal 46 (48.4%) Length of stay Mean 3.57 days Range 3–16 days Age Mean 43.3 years Range 21–85 years Weaning strategy Remain on medications n = 6 Cutting doses n = 12 Stop one by one n = 57 Abrupt cessation n = 20 Based on time and number of medications stopped, we found that withdrawal methods can be separated into four categories: remaining on AEDs

Alendia Hartshorn, Yasser Shahrour, Angeline S. Andrew, Krzysztof Bujarski

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1-2, 15–19

Article | 15-March-2019

DEVELOPMENT OF CHAIN-TYPE EXPONENTIAL ESTIMATORS FOR POPULATION VARIANCE IN TWOPHASE SAMPLING DESIGN IN PRESENCE OF RANDOM NON-RESPONS

In this paper, an investigation has been carried out to deal with a unified approach of estimation procedures of population variance in two-phase sampling design under missing at random non-response mechanism circumstances. Using two auxiliary variables, we have developed different chain-type exponential estimators of finite population variance for two different set-ups and studied their properties under the different assumption of random non-response considered by Tracy and Osahan (1994). The

G. N. Singh, Amod Kumar, Gajendra K. Vishwakarma

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 19 , ISSUE 4, 575–596

Article | 31-December-2020

VERIFICATION OF THE CONDITIONS FOR WHIPLASH-TYPE INJURIES WITH THE SDC METHOD USING THE SRS-AIRBAG SYSTEM ACTIVATION PARAMETERS

Piotr ALEKSANDROWICZ, Iwo ALEKSANDROWICZ

Transport Problems, Volume 15 , ISSUE 4, Part 2, 301–310

Article | 01-June-2016

SURFACE FOLLOWING WITH AN RGB-D VISION-GUIDED ROBOTIC SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED AND RAPID VEHICLE INSPECTION

applications in automated vehicle inspection, cleaning, and security screening. In order to efficiently navigate the robotic manipulator along the vehicle’s surface within regions of interest that are selectively identified, an efficient and accurate integration of information from multiple RGB-D sensors and robotic components is proposed. The main components of the proposed approach include: automated vehicle category recognition from visual information; RGB-D sensors calibration; extraction of specific

Danial Nakhaeinia, Pierre Payeur, Alberto Chávez-Aragón, Ana-Maria Cretu, Robert Laganière, Rizwan Macknojia

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 9 , ISSUE 2, 419–447

Article | 01-December-2014

CENTRALIZED DISCRETE STATE SPACE MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL AND DECENTRALIZED PI-D CONTROLLER OF AN AEROTHERMIC PROCESS

(CDSSMPC) and a Decentralized PI-D (DPI-D) controller. These both techniques are designed by using respectively the Laguerres functions and the static decoupler approach. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the two methods, an implementation on an aerothermic process is performed. This pilot scale is fully connected through the Humusoft MF624 data acquisition system for real time control. The results show satisfactory performance in closedloop of the DPI-D controller compared to the CDSSMPC and the

M. Ramzi, H. Youlal

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 4, 1830–1849

Short Communication | 28-June-2017

Betaine Improves Polymer-Grade D-Lactic Acid Production by Sporolactobacillus inulinus Using Ammonia as Green Neutralizer

The traditional CaCO3-based fermentation process generates huge amount of insoluble waste. To solve this problem, we have developed an efficient and green D-lactic acid fermentation process by using ammonia as neutralizer. The 106.7 g/l of D-lactic acid production and 0.89 g/g of consumed sugar were obtained by Sporolactobacillus inulinus CASD with a high optical purity of 99.7% by adding 100 mg/l betaine in the simple batch fermentation. The addition of betaine was experimentally proven to

Guoping Lv, Chengchuan Che, Li Li, Shujing Xu, Wanyi Guan, Baohua Zhao, Jiansong Ju

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 2, 273–276

Case report | 01-December-2019

A case of autoimmune hemolytic anemia with anti-D specificity in a 1-year-old child

Although antibodies to antigens in the Rh blood group system are common causes of warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia, specificity for only the D antigen is rare in autoimmune hemolysis in pediatric patients. This case reports an anti-D associated with severe hemolytic anemia (Hb = 2.1 g/dL) in a previously healthy 14-month-old child who presented with a 3-day history of low-grade fevers and vomiting. Because of his severe anemia, on admission to the hospital he was found to have altered mental

Rachel S. Bercovitz, Margaret Macy, Daniel R. Ambruso

Immunohematology, Volume 29 , ISSUE 1, 15–18

Review | 10-October-2018

Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A drug therapies: role of adenylyl cyclase activity and G-protein coupled receptors in disease pathomechanism

Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A (CMT1A) is a dysmyelinating disease of the peripheral nervous system that results in a slow progressive weakening and wasting of the distal muscles of the upper and lower limbs. Despite extensive research and clinical trials there is still no treatment for CMT1A that results in complete neurological improvement. Recent studies investigating various pharmacological modulators of adenylyl cyclase activity, including ascorbic acid and ligands of G protein-coupled

Artur J. Kiepura, Andrzej Kochański

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 78 , ISSUE 3, 198–209

research-article | 01-August-2019

Transitivity Types Predict Communicative Abilities in Infants at Risk of Autism*

type can have several different states based on which node first linked to another. The interactive links between each node are assembled into triad types. Figure 1: Interactions are sorted into one of 15 triads (003 is not an interaction). Letters correspond to shape characteristics: D=down, U=up, C=cyclical, T=transitive. Numbers correspond with link characteristics: First digit=number of reciprocal links, second digit=number of unidirectional links, third digit=number of null links. For the

Rebekka Schleier, Jana M. Iverson, Andrew P. King, Meredith J. West

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 20 , ISSUE 3, 119–139

research-article | 11-January-2021

On the molecular identity of Paratylenchus nanus Cobb, 1923 (Nematoda: Tylenchida)

Paratylenchus nanus was described by Cobb (1923) from female specimens collected from soil near the roots of grasses, Devils Lake, North Dakota, in April 1915 and later from Four Mile Run, Fall Church, Virginia, in August 1922. Some of Cobb’s original notes were available to Tarjan (1960) including formula measurements of a single female from North Dakota and three females from Virginia. Tarjan (1960) also found Cobb’s type specimens for study including a single female from North Dakota and one

Sergei A. Subbotin, Guiping Yan, Mihail Kantor, Zafar Handoo

Journal of Nematology, Volume 52 , 1–7

Book Review | 26-October-2020

BOOK REVIEW: Eat Right for Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer and Achieving Your Ideał Weight

William C. Sherwood

Immunohematology, Volume 15 , ISSUE 3, 127–128

Editorial | 21-April-2019

In the mi[d]st of policy enactment: Leading innovative learning environments (ILEs) in New Zealand schools

Michele Morrison, Jeremy Kedian

Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, Volume 32 , ISSUE 1, 1–2

Editorial

In the mi[d]st of policy enactment: Leading innovative learning environments (ILEs) in New Zealand schools

Michele Morrison

Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, Volume 32 , ISSUE 2, 1–2

original-paper | 04-June-2020

Lactobacillus fermentum JX306 Restrain D-galactose-induced Oxidative Stress of Mice through its Antioxidant Activity

vegetables were screened to isolate the probiotic strains with antioxidant activity. After the characterization of the antioxidant properties of the LAB strains in vitro, L. fermentum strain JX306 with high antioxidant activity was selected, and these properties were further studied in vivo using a D-galactose-induced aging mice model. Experimental Materials and Methods Bacterial strains and culture conditions. A total of 481 isolates (Table SI) were used in this study, which were obtained from 35

DI ZHANG, CHUANG LI, RUIRUI SHI, FENGCHUN ZHAO, ZHENGYOU YANG

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 2, 205–215

Article | 14-October-2020

Comparative testing for weak expression of D antigen: manual tube testing vs. a semiautomated IgG gel system

Donor RBCs nonreactive in initial tests for D must be tested further for evidence of weak expression of D antigen. Performing this test in test tubes is labor intensive and prone to inconsistencies in readings (relative strength of agglutination) and interpretation (positive versus negative). These inconsistencies can lead to repeat testing, additional documentation, and delay in releasing units. We evaluated use of the Tecan MEGAFlex-ID™ pipettor to perform this test in anti-IgG gel

Bill A. Martinez, Liz A. Crews, Arlene M. Dowd, Melissa McMahan

Immunohematology, Volume 19 , ISSUE 1, 7–9

Article | 22-November-2020

Application of the Inverness Blood Grouping System for semiautomated ABO and D testing of patients' samples

We evaluated the performance of the Inverness Blood Grouping System (IBG Systems, Inc., Laytonsville, MD) for the ABO and D red cell grouping of patients' samples. The IBG System is a semiautomated microplate device for blood grouping and antibody detection. We tested 2,051 samples using the IBG System and by manual grouping techniques. In no instance did the IBG System give a final ABO interpretation different from the final manual technique. For three samples, the IBG System's ABO

Paul D. Mintz, Garth Anderson, Christine Barrasso, Elizabeth Sorenson

Immunohematology, Volume 10 , ISSUE 2, 60–63

original-paper | 03-September-2019

Evidence for Infections by the Same Strain of Beta 2-toxigenic Clostridium perfringens Type A Acquired in One Hospital Ward

-associated diarrhea and sporadic diarrhea, but also from healthy carriers, have shown that, in some cases, they can have cpb2 gene for β2-toxin (Johansson et al. 2006, van Asten et al. 2010; Allaart et al. 2014). Owing to their ability to produce various toxins, strains belonging to the species C. perfringens were divided into 6 toxinotypes, A – G, which are responsible for gastrointestinal tract infections in humans (types A, C, F) and animals (types B, C, D, E, G) as well as severe soft tissue

DOMINIKA SALAMON, DOROTA OCHOŃSKA, ILONA WOJAK, EWA MIKOŁAJCZYK, MAŁGORZATA BULANDA, MONIKA BRZYCHCZY-WŁOCH

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 68 , ISSUE 3, 323–329

Research paper | 04-August-2017

High-dose 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D supplementation elongates the lifespan of Huntington’s disease transgenic mice

Huntington’s disease is an autosomal dominant progressive neurodegenerative disease, which results in a decreased quality of life and an early death. A high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was first described in a 2013 study in patients with manifest Huntington’s disease, where serum vitamin D level was found to be associated with motor capabilities of the patients. Objectives: Our objective was to investigate the effect of a high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation on

Máté` Fort Molnár, Rita Török, Evelin Sümegi, László Vécsei, Péter Klivényi, Levente Szalárdy1

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 76 , ISSUE 3, 176–181

Article | 14-October-2020

Intravenous Rh immune globulin prevents alloimmunization in D– granulocyte recipients but obscures the detection of an alloanti-K

Rh immune globulin (RhIG) has been used to prevent alloimmunization in D– recipients of apheresis platelet transfusions from D+ donors that may contain up to 5 mL of D+ red blood cells (RBCs). Granulocyte concentrates contain approximately 30 mL of RBCs and it has been necessary to give D– recipients granulocyte transfusions from D+ donors. Intravenous RhIG has not yet been demonstrated to be effective in preventing D alloimmunization with granulocyte transfusions. Four D&ndash

D.F. Stroncek, J.L. Procter, L. Moses, C. Bolan, G.J. Pomper, C. Conry-Cantilens, H.L. Malech, H.G. Klein, S.F. Leitman

Immunohematology, Volume 17 , ISSUE 2, 37–41

Article | 30-November-2020

Loss and reappearance of RhO(D) antigen on the red blood cells of an individual with acute myelogenous leukemia

Complete loss of Rho(D) antigen from red blood cells (RBCs) of individuals with hematologic disorders, though not frequent, has been reported. This case reports the loss of D antigen on the RBCs of a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia and its reappearance when he was in remission. Loss of D antigen expression coincided with worsening clinical and cytogenetic disease. At the time of D antigen loss, the patient also had cytogenetic abnormalities in the bone marrow cells. When he was in

Kala Mohandas, Vesna Najfeld, Harriet Gilbert, Penny Azar, Donna Skerrett

Immunohematology, Volume 10 , ISSUE 4, 134–135

research-article | 30-November-2018

Adolescent Friendship Formation and Mental Health: A Stochastic Actor-Based Model of Help-Seeking Behavior*

, and raw scores are standardized by age. We used mother’s education level, categorized as less than high school, completed high school, some college, or college degree as a proxy for socioeconomic status. Depression. A 19-item modified version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was used to measure depression (Radloff, 1991; Roberts, Lewinsohn, & Seeley, 1991). Scores were summed across all items for a total CES-D score ranging from 0 to 57. A dichotomous depression

Marlon P. Mundt, Larissa I. Zakletskaia

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 20 , ISSUE 3, 50–69

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