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Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327738/increased-mortality-in-male-recipients-of-red-cells-from-ever-pregnant-female-donors-mhags-on-red-cells-to-blame
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COMMENT
Kanjaksha Ghosh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326807/heavy-chain-diseases-and-myeloma-associated-fanconi-syndrome-an-update
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REVIEW
Roberto Ria, Franco Dammacco, Angelo Vacca
The heavy chain diseases (HCDs) are rare B-cell malignancies characterized by the production of a monoclonal immunoglobulin heavy chain without an associated light chain. There are three types of HCD, defined by the class of immunoglobulin heavy chain produced: IgA (α-HCD), IgG (γ-HCD), and IgM (μ-HCD). Alpha-HCD is the most common and usually occurs as intestinal malabsorption in a young adult from a country of the Mediterranean area. Gamma- and μ-HCDs are rarer and associated with a B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that produces an abnormal Ig heavy chain...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326806/negative-impact-of-prolonged-antibiotics-or-persistent-diarrhea-on-vitamin-k1-levels-in-2-24-weeks-aged-egyptian-infants
#3
Mohsen S Elalfy, Fatma S E Ebeid, Iman A Elagouza, Fatma A Ibrahim, Noura B M Hassan, Beshoy A Botros
Background: To evaluate the hazard of prolonged antibiotic therapy and/or persistent diarrhea on vitamin K1 (VK1) level and bleeding profile in infants (2-24 weeks). Methods: A one-year case-control study, conducted at Ain Shams University, Egypt. 338 infants (2-24 weeks) were recruited and divided into 3 groups (1:1:3 ratios); group A (n=67) patients who received antibiotics for ≥10 days, group B (n=67) who had persistent diarrhea ≥ 14 days and group C (n=204) age- and gender- matched infants who had not either received antibiotics nor had diarrhea...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326805/detection-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-carriers-by-red-cell-parameters-obtained-from-automatic-counters-using-mathematical-formulas
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Idit Lachover Roth, Boaz Lachover, Guy Koren, Carina Levin, Luci Zalman, Ariel Koren
Background: β-thalassemia major is a severe disease with high morbidity. The world prevalence of carriers is around 1.5-7%. The present study aimed to find a reliable formula for detecting β-thalassemia carriers using an extensive database of more than 22,000 samples obtained from a homogeneous population of childbearing age women with 3161 (13.6%) of β-thalassemia carriers and to check previously published formulas. Methods: We applied a mathematical method based on the support vector machine (SVM) algorithm in the search for a reliable formula that can differentiate between thalassemia carriers and non-carriers, including normal counts or counts suspected to belong to iron-deficient women...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326804/occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-associated-genotypes-among-hbsag-negative-subjects-in-burkina-faso
#5
Birama Diarra, Albert Théophane Yonli, Pegdwendé Abel Sorgho, Tegwindé Rebeca Compaore, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, Wendpagnangdé Arsène Zongo, Issoufou Tao, Lassina Traore, Serge Théophile Soubeiga, Florencia Wendkuuni Djigma, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Bolni-Marius Nagalo, Virginio Pietra, Rokia Sanogo, Jacques Simpore
Background: The presence of HBV DNA in the liver (with detectable or undetectable HBV DNA in the serum) of individuals tested HBsAg negative by currently available assays is defined occult B Infection (OBI). It remains a potential transmission threat and risk to HBV chronic infection. The purpose of this study was to determine the OBI prevalence among HBsAg negative subjects and to characterize associated genotypes. Methods: Blood samples of 219 HBsAg-negative subjects tested by ELISA were collected...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326803/treatment-of-early-stages-hodgkin-lymphoma-during-pregnancy
#6
Agustin Avilés, Maria-Jesus Nambo, Natividad Neri
Background: To assess maternal and fetal outcome of women and newborns who received chemotherapy during pregnancy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)in early stages (IA, IIA), we performed a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 44 pregnant women with HL and early stages, diagnosed and treated between 1988 to 2013, at a tertiary reference cancer center. Methods: We analyzed data on HL characteristics and treatment, with a particular attention to maternal and fetal complications; in children, we performed a longer follow-up to detect any anomaly in physical development, scholar performance, psychological, cardiac, neurological function, and intelligence tests...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326802/allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-therapy-related-myeloid-neoplasms-t-mn-of-the-adult-monocentric-observational-study-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Elisabetta Metafuni, Patrizia Chiusolo, Luca Laurenti, Federica Sorà, Sabrina Giammarco, Andrea Bacigalupo, Giuseppe Leone, Simona Sica
Background: Therapy related myeloid neoplasms (t-MN) occur due to direct mutational events of chemotherapeutic agents and radiotherapy. Disease latency, mutational events and prognosis vary with drugs categories. Methods: We describe a cohort of 30 patients, 18 females and 12 males, with median age of 52.5 years (range, 20 to 64), submitted to allogeneic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in our department between September 1999 and March 2017. Patients had a history of solid tumour in 14 cases, haematological disease in 15 cases and both of them in one case...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326801/waldenstrom-s-macroglobulinemia-an-update
#8
REVIEW
Maddalena Mazzucchelli, Anna Maria Frustaci, Marina Deodato, Roberto Cairoli, Alessandra Tedeschi
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder with distinctive clinical features. Diagnostic and prognostic characterisation in WM significantly changed with the discovery of two molecular markers: MYD88 and CXCR4. Mutational status of these latter influences both clinical presentation and prognosis and demonstrated therapeutic implications. Treatment choice in Waldenstrom disease is strictly guided by patients age and characteristics, specific goals of therapy, the necessity for rapid disease control, the risk of treatment-related neuropathy, disease features, the risk of immunosuppression or secondary malignancies and potential for future autologous stem cell transplantation...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326800/sterile-abscess-of-the-spleen-and-the-sickle-cell-trait
#9
COMMENT
Lucio Luzzatto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326799/molecular-heterogeneity-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-a-single-center-experience-from-india
#10
Nikhil Rabade, Goutham Raval, Shruti Chaudhary, P G Subramanian, Rohan Kodgule, Swapnali Joshi, Prashant Tembhare, Syed K Hasan, Hasmukh Jain, Manju Sengar, Gaurav Narula, Shripad Banavali, Pratibha Amare Kadam, Dhanalaxmi Shetty, Sumeet Gujral, Nikhil Patkar
Atypical breakpoints and variant APL cases involving alternative chromosomal aberrations are seen in a small subset of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) patients. Over seven different partner genes for RARA have been described. Although rare, these variants prove to be a diagnostic challenge and require a combination of advanced cytogenetic and molecular techniques for accurate characterization. Heterogeneity occurs not only at the molecular level but also at clinico-pathological level influencing treatment response and outcome...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326798/late-onset-hepatic-veno-occlusive-disease-after-allografting-report-of-two-cases-with-atypical-clinical-features-successfully-treated-with-defibrotide
#11
Alessia Castellino, Stefano Guidi, Chiara Maria Dellacasa, Antonella Gozzini, Irene Donnini, Chiara Nozzoli, Sara Manetta, Semra Aydin, Luisa Giaccone, Moreno Festuccia, Lucia Brunello, Enrico Maffini, Benedetto Bruno, Ezio David, Alessandro Busca
Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease (VOD) is a potentially severe complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Here we report two patients receiving an allogeneic HSCT who developed late onset VOD with atypical clinical features. The two patients presented with only few risk factors, namely, advanced acute leukemia, a myeloablative busulphan-containing regimen and received grafts from an unrelated donor. The first patient did not experience painful hepatomegaly and weight gain and both patients showed only a mild elevation in total serum bilirubin level...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181143/myeloid-neoplasms-with-isolated-isochromosome-17q-a-yet-to-be-defined-entity
#12
Eleftheria Lamprianidou, Chryssoula Kordella, Menelaos Papoutselis, Zoi Bezyrgiannidou, Evangelia Nakou, Spyros Papamichos, Emmanouil Spanoudakis, Andreas Giannopoulos, Katerina Zoi, Ioannis Kotsianidis
Myeloid neoplasms with isolated isochromosome 17q [MN i(17q)] has been described as a distinct entity with poor prognosis. However, literature reports show a considerable clinical and molecular heterogeneity. We describe a 58-year-old male patient who was diagnosed as refractory anemia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblasts with isolated i(17q). Though he initially responded well to erythropoietin, he gradually progressed to an aggressive form of MDS/MPN refractory to azacytidine and died 29 months after the first diagnosis...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181142/molecular-screening-for-malaria-among-blood-donors-in-a-who-claimed-region-of-egypt-fayoum-governorate
#13
Salwa Bakr, Sherif Edris, Nashwa S Abdel Fattah, Noha Mohamed Ibrahim, Manal F El-Khadragy
Background: Transfusion-transmitted malaria is undoubtedly a potential health hazard for blood recipients. Egypt is still on the prevention of reintroduction phase of malaria control program. Fayoum Governorate is considered one of the high-risk foci in Egypt due to its geology. However, no studies have been reported to evaluate the current status of subclinical Plasmodium infection based on sensitive molecular techniques. Moreover, screening of malaria is not listed within screening protocols of blood-borne pathogens in Fayoum blood banks...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181141/correlation-to-fviii-c-in-two-thrombin-generation-tests-tga-cat-and-innovance-etp
#14
Marcus Ljungkvist, Maria Berndtsson, Margareta Holmström, Danijela Mikovic, Ivo Elezovic, Jovan P Antovic, Eva Zetterberg, Erik Berntorp
Introduction: Several thrombin-generation tests are available, but few have been directly compared. Our primary aim was to investigate the correlation of two thrombin generation tests, thrombin generation assay-calibrated automated thrombogram (TGA-CAT) and INNOVANCE ETP, to factor VIII levels (FVIII:C) in a group of patients with hemophilia A. The secondary aim was to investigate inter-laboratory variation for the TGA-CAT method. Methods: Blood samples were taken from 45 patients with mild, moderate and severe hemophilia A...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181140/foetal-haemoglobin-and-disease-severity-in-nigerian-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia
#15
Oluwagbemiga O Adeodu, Morenike A Akinlosotu, Samuel A Adegoke, Saheed B A Oseni
Background: Foetal haemoglobin (HbF) is a major modifying factor influencing sickle cell disease (SCD) severity. Despite this, HbF estimation is not routinely done in Nigeria. The relationship between HbF and SCD severity among affected children is also poorly studied. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, we determined the relationship between steady state HbF levels and disease severity of Nigerian children aged 1 - 15 years with homozygous SCD. For each child, the socio-demographic characteristics and SCD clinical severity were determined...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181139/outcome-of-frontline-treatment-with-generic-imatinib-in-adult-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-algerian-population-a-multicenter-study
#16
B Entasoltan, M A Bekadja, H Touhami, N Mehalhal, Z Zouaoui, N Mesli, M Talbi, A Bachiri, M Michallet
Introduction: In a developing country like Algeria, such expensive therapy is not available. Alternative approaches are needed to help these adult. In Algeria 'imatib' (CIPLA-India) was introduced in 2006; but no study has been published yet in the North Africa region regarding response and outcome of this copy in CML patients. The goal of this multicenter study is to characterize newly adult CML in the western region of Algeria and to assess the effectiveness and safety of imatib (IM, copy) as frontline therapy for patients with CML...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181138/bing-neel-syndrome-illustrative-cases-and-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
Marzia Varettoni, Irene Defrancesco, Luca Diamanti, Enrico Marchioni, Lisa Maria Farina, Anna Pichiecchio
The Bing-Neel syndrome is a rare neurological complication of Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia which results from a direct involvement of central nervous system by malignant lymphoplasmacytic cells. The clinical suspicion of Bing-Neel syndrome may be overlooked because neurologic symptoms are heterogeneous, nonspecific and sometimes underhand. A definitive diagnosis of Bing-Neel syndrome can be confidently made using brain and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging as well as histopathology and/or cerebrospinal fluid analysis to confirm the neoplastic infiltration of central nervous system...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181137/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-trali-in-two-thalassaemia-patients-caused-by-the-same-multiparous-blood-donor
#18
Annita Kolnagou, Christina N Kontoghiorghe, George J Kontoghiorghes
We report two separate episodes of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) in two thalassaemia patients who received red blood cell transfusions from the same multiparous donor. Both cases had the same symptomatology and occurred within 60 minutes of transfusion. The patients presented dyspnoea, sweating, fatigue, dizziness, fever, and sense of losing consciousness. The chest x-ray showed a pulmonary oedema-like picture with both lungs filled with fluid. The patients were treated in the intensive therapy unit...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181136/feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-tuberculosis-active-case-finding-among-children-living-with-tuberculosis-relatives-a-cross-sectional-study-in-guinea-bissau
#19
L Bosa, L Da Silva, D V Mendes, A Sifna, M Sargento Mendes, F Riccardi, R Colombatti
Background and objectives: The World Health Organization End tuberculosis (TB) Strategy, approved in 2014, aims at a 90% reduction in TB deaths and an 80% reduction in TB incidence rate by 2030. One of the suggested interventions is the systematic screening of people with suspected TB, belonging to specific risk groups. The Hospital Raoul Follereau (HRF) in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, is the National Reference Hospital for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease of the country. We performed an active case-finding program among pediatric age family members and cohabitants of admitted adult TB patients, from January to December 2013...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181135/graves-disease-thyrotoxicosis-and-propylthiouracil-related-agranulocytosis-successfully-treated-with-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-and-g-csf-followed-by-total-thyroidectomy
#20
Anna Candoni, Federico De Marchi, Fabio Vescini, Sara Mauro, Cristina Rinaldi, Marco Piemonte, Nicholas Rabassi, Maria Vittoria Dubbini, Renato Fanin
Antithyroid drugs can be a rare cause of agranulocytosis (0.5% of treated patients). Suspension of these drugs is mandatory in these patients and may result in worsening hyperthyroidism. We report the case of a 27-year-old woman who is 3 months post-partum, breastfeeding, and suffering with Graves' disease hyperthyroidism treated first with methimazole and then with propylthiouracil due to a methimazole allergy. She was admitted for urosepsis and agranulocytosis. The patient was diagnosed with propylthiouracil related agranulocytosis, diffuse toxic goiter and thyro-gastric syndrome...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
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