International Journal of Blood (IJB)

Adam KA WrightPhD

Scientific Post-Doctoral Researcher
Respiratory Biomedical Unit
University of Leicester
Address:UK
Biography
Research Interests

COPD

Asthma

Cystic Fibrosis

Multi-parametric Flow Cytometry (of blood cells and lung cells)

Monocyte biology

T cell immunology

Fibrocytes

Macrophages

 

Publications
Scientific Activities

Paulo Antonio Pereira Rodrigues

Coordinator
Quality Management
Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation
Address:Portugal
Biography

Dr. Paulo Pereira is Coordinator of Quality Management Department in the Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation, a manufacturing organization and the Portuguese State agency to transfusion and transplantation. He is also Instructor, Advisor, Auditor and Professor of quality control in same fields, quality management and technical requirements of medical laboratories. Currently he is invited Professor of MSc in Organization and Quality in Clinical Laboratory at the NOVA University of Lisbon and in Atlantic University. Prior experiences included quality manager in Regional Blood Center of Lisbon, Portuguese Institute of Blood, professor in BSc at the School of Health Technology of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon. His publications and conference presentations cover a wide range of topics from transfusion and transplantation to medical laboratories focused in uncertainty models. Dr. Pereira received his MSc degree from the Catholic University of Portugal. His PhD thesis defense will happen during end 2015/beginning 2016.

Research Interests

Quality Control

Systematically review journals and books

Publications

Paulo Pereira, Bertil Magnusson, Elvar Theodorsson, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação (2015). Measurement uncertainty as a tool for evaluating the “grey-zone” to reduce the false negatives in immunochemical screening of blood donors for infectious diseases. Accreditation and Quality Assurance, in press, DOI: 10.1007/s00769-015-1180-x.
Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação, Jerard Seghatchian, Gracinda de Sousa (2015). Quality management in the European screening laboratories in blood establishments: a view on current approaches and trends. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 52(2):245-251, DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2015.02.014.

Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação, Jerard Seghatchian, Gracinda de Sousa (2015). The role of uncertainty in results of screening immunoassays in blood establishments. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 52(2):252-255, DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2015.02.015.
Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação, Jerard Seghatchian (2015). Evaluation of the measurement uncertainty in screening immunoassays in blood establishments: Computation of diagnostic accuracy models. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 52(1):35-41, DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2014.12.017.
Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação, Jerard Seghatchian, Gracinda de Sousa (2015). Scheme for the selection of measurement uncertainty models in blood establishments’ screening immunoassays. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 52(1):42-47, DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2014.12.018.

Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação, Jerard Seghatchian (2014). Analytical model for calculating indeterminate results interval of screening tests, the effect on seroconversion window period: a brief evaluation of the impact of uncertain results on the blood establishment budget. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 51(2):126-31, DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2014.10.004.

Paulo Pereira, Paula Cristovão, Susana Silva, Alice Gonçalves, Ana Bela Duarte e Mário Pádua (1997). Avaliação laboratorial de imunoensaio para a determinação de enolase neuro específica (laboratory evaluation of immunoassay for determination of neuron-specific enolase). Boletim do Hospital de Pulido Valente, 10(2):173-179.
Paulo Pereira, Carla Rodrigues, Carla Rodrigues, Paula Fernandes, Paula Fernandes, Carla Pereira, Carla Pereira (1995). História da hemostase: da pré-história à segunda guerra mundial (history of hemostasis: from prehistory to World War II). Boletim do Hospital de Pulido Valente, 8(1):206-211.

Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação, Gracinda de Sousa (2015). The receiver operating characteristic curve and area under the curve as substitute of GUM model for determination of measurement uncertainty in blood establishments’ screening tests results. Presented at the II International Conference on Health Research, Feb 19-21, Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal. In Evidências, (Suplemento Fev):48-54.
Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação, Gracinda de Sousa (2015). The role of uncertainty of transmissible diseases in post-transfusion safety. Presented at the II International Conference on Health Research, Feb 19-21, Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal. In Evidências, (Suplemento Fev):48-54.

Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação, Gracinda de Sousa (2015). A revision of the seroconversion window period model considering the effect of measurement uncertainty on the cutoff point in blood establishments’ screening tests. Presented at the II International Conference on Health Research, Feb 19-21, Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal. In Evidências, (Suplemento Fev):93-124.
Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação (2014). Recommendation of measurement uncertainty models complying GUM and alternative for blood bank screening tests results. Poster presentation at the 2nd World Congress of Health Research,Oct 7-8, Viseu, Portugal. In Atención Primaria, 46(Espec Cong 1):65-87, http://www.elsevier.es/en-revista-atencion-primaria-27-pdf-90366858-S300.
Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação (2014). Diagnostic models for computing measurement uncertainty in blood bank screening tests. Oral presentation at the 2nd World Congress of Health Research, Oct 7-8, Viseu, Portugal. In Atención Primaria, 46(Espec Cong 1):25-63, http://www.elsevier.es/en-revista-atencion-primaria-27-pdf-90366858-S300.
Paulo Pereira, James Westgard, Pedro Encarnação (2014). Practicability and relevance of GUM approach for computing measurement uncertainty in blood bank screening tests. Oral presentation at the 2nd World Congress of Health Research, Oct 7-8, Viseu, Portugal. In Atención Primaria, 46(Espec Cong 1):25-63, http://www.elsevier.es/en-revista-atencion-primaria-27-pdf-90366858-S300.

Paulo Pereira, Patrícia Rodrigues, Alexandra Ribeiro, Sónia Silva, Nazaré Boavida (2007). A quality control approach applied to alanine aminotransferase assay with evidence of traceability and sigma metrics. Poster presentation at the XVIIth Regional Congress of Europe-International Society of Blood Transfusion, Jun 23-27, Madrid, Spain. In Vox Sanguinis, 93(Issue Supplement s1):54-274, DOI: 10.1111/j.1423-0410.2007.00932.x.

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