Keck School Faculty

Ira A Shulman

Ira A Shulman

Professor of Pathology
Director of Labs at LAC+USC
CT 1200 North State Street Off Campus Los Angeles

J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2023 Jan-Feb; 12(1):58-65. . View in PubMed

Optimal initial diet in mild acute pancreatitis: A comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized control trials Pancreatology. 2022 Nov; 22(7):858-863. . View in PubMed

Verification and Implementation of HIV Antibody Differentiation Testing to Improve Turnaround Time for the HIV Diagnostic Algorithm Lab Med. 2021 Jul 01; 52(4):338-345. . View in PubMed

Identification of RHD allelic variants discovered by atypical typing results on the NEO/Echo platforms Immunohematology. 2021; 37(4):165-170. . View in PubMed

Transfusion-Related Hypocalcemia After Trauma World J Surg. 2020 Nov; 44(11):3743-3750. . View in PubMed

Group A emergency-release plasma in trauma patients requiring massive transfusion J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 12; 89(6):1061-1067. . View in PubMed

Platelet transfusion refractoriness and thrombophagocytosis in an HIV/AIDS patient with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis Transfusion. 2020 10; 60(10):2176-2177. . View in PubMed

Essentials of emergency transfusion-The complement to stop the bleed J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug; 87(2):420-429. . View in PubMed

Reducing Clostridium difficile Colitis Rates Via Cost-Saving Diagnostic Stewardship Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 06; 39(6):734-736. . View in PubMed

The Pancreatitis Activity Scoring System predicts clinical outcomes in acute pancreatitis: findings from a prospective cohort study Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 05; 113(5):755-764. . View in PubMed

Decreased mortality in patients with isolated severe blunt traumatic brain injury receiving higher plasma to packed red blood cells transfusion ratios Injury. 2018 Jan; 49(1):62-66. . View in PubMed

The survival impact of plasma to red blood cell ratio in massively transfused non-trauma patients Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2017 Jun; 43(3):393-398. . View in PubMed

Non-specific red cell reactivity in an obstetric population J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Sep; 29(17):2848-51. . View in PubMed

The impact of increased plasma ratios in massively transfused trauma patients: a prospective analysis Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2016 Aug; 42(4):519-525. . View in PubMed

Anti-Jka that are detected by solid-phase red blood cell adherence but missed by gel testing can cause hemolytic transfusion reactions Transfusion. 2016 12; 56(12):2973-2979. . View in PubMed

The impact of acute coagulopathy on mortality in pediatric trauma patients J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 08; 81(2):312-8. . View in PubMed

Origin, Presentation, and Clinical Course of Nonpancreatic Hyperlipasemia Pancreas. 2016 07; 45(6):846-9. . View in PubMed

Inventory management strategies that reduce the age of red blood cell components at the time of transfusion Transfusion. 2016 07; 56(7):1758-62. . View in PubMed

Fetal-Maternal Hemorrhage Detected by Sudden Disappearance of Rh Immune Globulin-Related Anti-D Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Dec; 126(6):1301-1302. . View in PubMed

Candida Score as a Predictor of Worse Outcomes and Mortality in Severely Injured Trauma Patients with Positive Candida Cultures Am Surg. 2015 Oct; 81(10):1067-73. . View in PubMed

Life-threatening delayed hyperhemolytic transfusion reaction in a patient with sickle cell disease: effective treatment with eculizumab followed by rituximab Transfusion. 2015 Oct; 55(10):2398-403. . View in PubMed

Making thawed universal donor plasma available rapidly for massively bleeding trauma patients: experience from the Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelets and Plasma Ratios (PROPPR) trial Transfusion. 2015 Jun; 55(6):1331-9. . View in PubMed

Microbial keratitis in los angeles: the doheny eye institute and the los angeles county hospital experience Ophthalmology. 2015 May; 122(5):918-24. . View in PubMed

Thromboelastogram evaluation of the impact of hypercoagulability in trauma patients Shock. 2014 Mar; 41(3):200-7. . View in PubMed

Use of plasma in the management of central nervous system bleeding: evidence-based consensus recommendations Adv Ther. 2014 Jan; 31(1):66-90. . View in PubMed

The impact of blood product ratios in massively transfused pediatric trauma patients Am J Surg. 2013 Nov; 206(5):655-60. . View in PubMed

Impact of fibrinogen levels on outcomes after acute injury in patients requiring a massive transfusion J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Feb; 216(2):290-7. . View in PubMed

Major non-ABO incompatibility caused by anti-Jk(a) in a patient before allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation Immunohematology. 2013; 29(1):11-4. . View in PubMed

Hyperfibrinolysis elicited via thromboelastography predicts mortality in trauma J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct; 215(4):496-502. . View in PubMed

Pretransfusion testing practices in North America, 2005-2010: an analysis of the College Of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program J-survey data, 2005-2010 Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012 Mar; 136(3):294-300. . View in PubMed

The increasing burden of phlebotomy in the development of anaemia and need for blood transfusion amongst trauma patients Injury. 2012 Jan; 43(1):78-83. . View in PubMed

Impact of the duration of platelet storage in critically ill trauma patients J Trauma. 2011 Dec; 71(6):1766-73; discussion 1773-4. . View in PubMed

The impact of platelet transfusion in massively transfused trauma patients J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Nov; 211(5):573-9. . View in PubMed

Impact of ABO-identical vs ABO-compatible nonidentical plasma transfusion in trauma patients Arch Surg. 2010 Sep; 145(9):899-906. . View in PubMed

Impact of plasma transfusion in trauma patients who do not require massive transfusion J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Jun; 210(6):957-65. . View in PubMed

Diagnostic reproducibility of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 3 and atrophy in menopausal women on hematoxylin and eosin, Ki-67, and p16 stained slides J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2010 Apr; 14(2):108-12. . View in PubMed

Impact of plasma transfusion in massively transfused trauma patients J Trauma. 2009 Mar; 66(3):693-7. . View in PubMed

Methamphetamines in trauma: effect on injury patterns and outcome J Trauma. 2009 Mar; 66(3):895-8. . View in PubMed

The impact of uncross-matched blood transfusion on the need for massive transfusion and mortality: analysis of 5,166 uncross-matched units J Trauma. 2008 Dec; 65(6):1222-6. . View in PubMed

The pursuit of happyness, transfusions, and blood donation on the screen Transfusion. 2008 Oct; 48(10):2267; author reply 2268. . View in PubMed

Blood transfusions in trauma: six-year analysis of the transfusion practices at a Level I trauma center Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):953-7. . View in PubMed

AABB survey of transfusion-related acute lung injury policies and practices in the United States Transfusion. 2007 Sep; 47(9):1679-85. . View in PubMed

Transfusion of platelets containing ABO-incompatible plasma: a survey of 3156 North American laboratories Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 Jun; 131(6):909-16. . View in PubMed

Safe handling and administration of blood components: review of practical concepts Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 May; 131(5):690-4. . View in PubMed

Prevention of bedside errors in transfusion medicine (PROBE-TM) study: a cluster-randomized, matched-paired clinical areas trial of a simple intervention to reduce errors in the pretransfusion bedside check Transfusion. 2007 May; 47(5):771-80. . View in PubMed

Measures to prevent TRALI Vox Sang. 2007 Apr; 92(3):258-77. . View in PubMed

Ensuring timely completion of type and screen testing and the verification of ABO/Rh status for elective surgical patients Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 Apr; 131(4):576-81. . View in PubMed

Blood transfusion in critically injured patients: a prospective study Injury. 2006 May; 37(5):455-65. . View in PubMed

Prophylactic phenotype matching of donors for the transfusion of nonalloimmunized patients with sickle cell disease Immunohematology. 2006; 22(3):101-2. . View in PubMed

Critical laboratory value notification: a failure mode effects and criticality analysis Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005 Sep; 31(9):495-506. . View in PubMed

North American pretransfusion testing practices, 2001-2004: results from the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program survey data, 2001-2004 Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Aug; 129(8):984-9. . View in PubMed

Storage and transfusion of infected autologous blood or components: a survey of North American laboratories Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Aug; 129(8):981-3. . View in PubMed

Phenotype matching of donor red blood cell units for nonalloimmunized sickle cell disease patients: a survey of 1182 North American laboratories Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Feb; 129(2):190-3. . View in PubMed

The transfusion services committee--responsibilities and response to adverse transfusion events Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2005; 483-90. . View in PubMed

A comprehensive assessment program to improve blood-administering practices using the FOCUS-PDCA model Transfusion. 2004 Sep; 44(9):1350-6. . View in PubMed

College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation checklist item TRM44955. Phase I requirement on bacterial detection in platelets. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Sep; 128(9):958-63. . View in PubMed

Resurgence of the blood utilization committee Transfusion. 2003 Aug; 43(8):998-1006. . View in PubMed

Patient safety and blood transfusion: new solutions Transfus Med Rev. 2003 Jul; 17(3):169-80. . View in PubMed

Retrospective targeted HCV lookback using centralized contracted notification service Transfusion. 2003 Jun; 43(6):799-805. . View in PubMed

TRALI due to granulocyte-agglutinating human neutrophil antigen-3a (5b) alloantibodies in donor plasma: a report of 2 fatalities Transfusion. 2003 May; 43(5):641-5. . View in PubMed

Management of patients refractory to platelet transfusion Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Apr; 127(4):409-14. . View in PubMed

Pretransfusion compatibility testing for red blood cell administration Curr Opin Hematol. 2001 Nov; 8(6):397-404. . View in PubMed

Monitoring for underutilization of RBC components and platelets Transfusion. 2001 May; 41(5):587-90. . View in PubMed

Practice parameter for the recognition, management, and prevention of adverse consequences of blood transfusionCollege of American Pathologists. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2000 Jan; 124(1):61-70. . View in PubMed

Assessing blood administering practices Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1999 Jul; 123(7):595-8. . View in PubMed

Intervention strategies to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted Trypanosoma cruzi infection in the United States Transfus Med Rev. 1999 Jul; 13(3):227-34. . View in PubMed

Survey on pretransfusion testing Transfusion. 1998 Apr; 38(4):343-9. . View in PubMed

Practice parameter for the use of red blood cell transfusions: developed by the Red Blood Cell Administration Practice Guideline Development Task Force of the College of American Pathologists Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1998 Feb; 122(2):130-8. . View in PubMed

Single donor platelets: can we afford to use them? Transfus Sci. 1997 Dec; 18(4):585-8.. View in PubMed

The "virtual" transfusion service laboratory Transfusion. 1997 Sep; 37(9):883-5. . View in PubMed

Specific antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi among blood donors in Los Angeles, California Transfusion. 1997 Jul; 37(7):727-31. . View in PubMed

Effectiveness of a prospective physician self-audit transfusion-monitoring system Transfusion. 1997 Jun; 37(6):577-84. . View in PubMed

Practical issues when confronting the patient who refuses blood transfusion therapy Am J Clin Pathol. 1997 Apr; 107(4 Suppl 1):S23-7. . View in PubMed

The sickle cell hemolytic transfusion reaction syndrome Transfusion. 1997 Apr; 37(4):382-92. . View in PubMed

Practical aspects of the self-assessment of the issue and administration of blood: a review of two hospitals' experiences Am J Clin Pathol. 1997 Apr; 107(4 Suppl 1):S17-22. . View in PubMed

Are retrospective peer-review transfusion monitoring systems effective in reducing red blood cell utilization? Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1996 Sep; 120(9):810-6.. View in PubMed

The routine use of Rh-negative reagent red cells for the identification of anti-D and the detection of non-D red cell antibodies Transfusion. 1994 Aug; 34(8):666-70. . View in PubMed

Parasitic infections and their impact on blood donor selection and testing Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1994 Apr; 118(4):366-70. . View in PubMed

Is it safe to omit the 37 degrees C reading from pretransfusion red blood cell antibody detection testing? Am J Clin Pathol. 1994 Mar; 101(3):361-4.. View in PubMed

Monitoring transfusionist practices: a strategy for improving transfusion safety Transfusion. 1994 Jan; 34(1):11-5. . View in PubMed

The risk of overt acute hemolytic transfusion reaction following the use of an immediate-spin crossmatch Transfusion. 1994 Jan; 34(1):87-8. . View in PubMed

Transfusion practice in medical patients Arch Intern Med. 1993 Nov 22; 153(22):2575-80. . View in PubMed

The effect of blood transfusion on serum ferritin level Transfusion. 1993 Oct; 33(10):883-4. . View in PubMed

Effect of blood transfusion on serum iron and transferrin saturation Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1993 Jun; 117(6):622-4. . View in PubMed

The effect of methyldopa and procainamide on suppressor cell activity in relation to red cell autoantibody production Br J Haematol. 1993 Jun; 84(2):310-5. . View in PubMed

Iron-deficiency anemia: a medically treatable chronic anemia as a model for transfusion overuse Am J Med. 1993 Feb; 94(2):120-4. . View in PubMed

Impact of autologous blood transfusions on patients undergoing radical prostatectomy using hypotensive anesthesia J Urol. 1993 Jan; 149(1):73-6. . View in PubMed

Use of a questionnaire to identify potential blood donors at risk for infection with Trypanosoma cruzi Transfusion. 1993 Jan; 33(1):61-4. . View in PubMed

The routine use of soluble Lewis antigens in the identification of Lewis system antibodies Transfusion. 1993 Jan; 33(1):37-41. . View in PubMed

Safety in transfusion practicesRed cell compatibility testing issues. Clin Lab Med. 1992 Dec; 12(4):685-700. . View in PubMed

Parasitic infection from blood transfusions MLO Med Lab Obs. 1992 Sep; 24(9):55-65860. . View in PubMed

Sex steroids at birth: genetic and environmental variation and covariation Dev Psychobiol. 1991 Dec; 24(8):559-70. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of antibody to Trypanosoma cruzi among blood donors in Los Angeles, California Transfusion. 1991 Nov-Dec; 31(9):814-8. . View in PubMed

Parasitic infections, an uncommon risk of blood transfusion in the United States Transfusion. 1991 Jul-Aug; 31(6):479-80. . View in PubMed

Inhibition of immunoglobulin production by parathyroid hormoneImplications in chronic renal failure. Kidney Int. 1991 Jul; 40(1):96-106. . View in PubMed

Storage of thawed cryoprecipitated AHF is better at room temperature than at 1 degree C to 6 degrees C for factor VIII content Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1991 Apr; 115(4):343-5. . View in PubMed

Effect of delayed centrifugation or reading on the detection of ABO incompatibility by the immediate-spin crossmatch Transfusion. 1991 Mar-Apr; 31(3):197-200. . View in PubMed

The sensitivity of antibody detection testing using pooled versus unpooled reagent red cells Immunohematology. 1991; 7(1):16-9. . View in PubMed

Hemolytic transfusion reaction due to inter-donor kell incompatibility: report of two cases and review of the literature Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1991 Jan; 115(1):7. . View in PubMed

Transmission of parasitic and bacterial infections through blood transfusion within the US. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 1991; 28(5-6):447-59. . View in PubMed

Can storage of thawed cryoprecipitate be extended to more than six hours? Am J Clin Pathol. 1990 Aug; 94(2):203-6.. View in PubMed

The risk of bacterial growth in units of blood that have warmed to more than 10 degrees C Am J Clin Pathol. 1990 Jul; 94(1):80-3. . View in PubMed

The impact of screening a heterogeneous donor population for alanine aminotransferase and hepatitis B core antibodyExperience at a large southern California hospital. Am J Clin Pathol. 1990 Apr; 93(4):533-7. . View in PubMed

The risk of an overt hemolytic transfusion reaction following the use of an immediate spin crossmatch Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1990 Apr; 114(4):412-4. . View in PubMed

Cefotaxime-induced immune hemolytic anemia due to antibodies reacting in vitro by more than one mechanism Transfusion. 1990 Mar-Apr; 30(3):263-6. . View in PubMed

When should antibody screening tests be done for recently transfused patients? Transfusion. 1990 Jan; 30(1):39-41.. View in PubMed

Immune hemolytic anemia associated with biclonal cold autoagglutinins Vox Sang. 1990; 59(4):222-6. . View in PubMed

Autoanti-Ge associated with severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia Vox Sang. 1990; 59(4):232-4. . View in PubMed

Blood transfusion in medically treatable chronic anemiaPernicious anemia as a model for transfusion overuse. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1989 Sep; 113(9):995-7. . View in PubMed

A review of donor alanine aminotransferase testingImplications for the blood donor and practitioner. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1989 Jul; 113(7):767-71. . View in PubMed

Different HLA haplotypes in Mexican Americans with IDDM Diabetes Care. 1989 Jul-Aug; 12(7):497-500. . View in PubMed

Is it safe to eliminate the major crossmatch for selected patients? Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1989 Mar; 113(3):270-2.. View in PubMed

Compatibility of ADSOL-stored red cells with intravenous solutions Am J Emerg Med. 1989 Mar; 7(2):162-4. . View in PubMed

The sensitivity and specificity of the immediate-spin crossmatch Transfusion. 1989 Feb; 29(2):99-102. . View in PubMed

Protein A immunoadsorption therapy in HIV-related immune thrombocytopenia: a preliminary report Artif Organs. 1988 Dec; 12(6):484-90. . View in PubMed

Use of a table-top analyzer for predonation screening for alanine aminotransferase--a cost-effective approach? Am J Clin Pathol. 1988 Sep; 90(3):296-9.. View in PubMed

Production of a positive direct antiglobulin test due to suramin Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1988 Sep; 112(9):898-900. . View in PubMed

Immunochemical specificity of autoanti-Gerbich from two patients with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and concomitant alteration in the red cell membrane sialoglycoprotein beta Br J Haematol. 1988 May; 69(1):61-6. . View in PubMed

Detection of minor red blood cell populations using an immunocytochemical stain Am J Clin Pathol. 1988 Apr; 89(4):574. . View in PubMed

The impact of alanine aminotransferase testing on Hispanic blood donations Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1987 Oct; 111(10):988-9. . View in PubMed

Additional limitations of the immediate spin crossmatch to detect ABO incompatibility Am J Clin Pathol. 1987 May; 87(5):677. . View in PubMed

Loss of Ytb antigen activity after treatment of red cells with either dithiothreitol or 2-mercaptoethanol Transfusion. 1986 Mar-Apr; 26(2):214. . View in PubMed

Rhesus Du incompatibility in a newborn without hemolytic disease: a possible role for the mononuclear phagocyte system in the benign clinical course Vox Sang. 1986; 51(4):341-3. . View in PubMed

Staphylococcal Protein A column: correlation of mitogenicity of perfused plasma with clinical response Cancer Res. 1985 Sep; 45(9):4486-94. . View in PubMed

Experience with a cost-effective crossmatch protocol JAMA. 1985 Jul 05; 254(1):93-5. . View in PubMed

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia with both cold and warm autoantibodies JAMA. 1985 Mar 22-29; 253(12):1746-8. . View in PubMed

Experience with the routine use of an abbreviated crossmatch Am J Clin Pathol. 1984 Aug; 82(2):178-81. . View in PubMed

Thimerosal-dependent agglutination complicating the serologic evaluation for unexpected antibodies Transfusion. 1984 Jul-Aug; 24(4):365-7. . View in PubMed

Neonatal exchange transfusions complicated by transfusion-induced malaria Pediatrics. 1984 Mar; 73(3):330-2. . View in PubMed

Serologic and biochemical studies of a previously unclassified blood type B variant Blood. 1984 Mar; 63(3):711-3. . View in PubMed

Percutaneous insertion of a permanent hyperalimentation catheter Arch Surg. 1982 Jul; 117(7):976-7. . View in PubMed

Thimerosal dependent agglutination, a newly described blood bank problem Transfusion. 1982 May-Jun; 22(3):241-3. . View in PubMed

ABO incompatibility missed by saline immediate spin compatibility testing Transfusion. 1981 Jul-Aug; 21(4):469-70. . View in PubMed

Demyelination with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis of the CNS Acta Neuropathol. 1981; 54(2):153-5. . View in PubMed

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