experiences of the dresdner cord blood bank, supported by the deutsche knochenmarkspenderdatei.allogeneic bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation is the treatment of choice for some malignant hematologic diseases, marrow failure syndromes, and severe congenital immunodeficiency states. since gluckman et al reported in 1988 the first successful human leukocyte antigen (hla)-matched sibling umbilical cord blood stem cell transplantation, it has been known that cord blood is a valuable source of hematopoietic stem cells. the cord blood bank at the university hospital of dr ...199910632481
[screening for syphilis: resulted of a study of 25 000 neonates in lower saxony (author's transl)].the treponema pallidum haemagglutination test (tpha) was used to demonstrate syphilis antibodies in filter paper-dried whole blood from 25 000 neonates in lower saxony. syphilis antibodies were demonstrated in the blood of 48 children, these positive results being confirmed by further tests. there were 12 recent syphilis infections. it is recommended that determination of syphilis antibodies by the tpha test be added routine to the tests for congenital metabolic disorders. the large number of po ...19807418620
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