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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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