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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230720/role-of-vitamin-a-retinoic-acid-in-regulation-of-embryonic-and-adult-hematopoiesis
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REVIEW
Ana Cañete, Elena Cano, Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli, Rita Carmona
Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient throughout life. Its physiologically active metabolite retinoic acid (RA), acting through nuclear retinoic acid receptors (RARs), is a potent regulator of patterning during embryonic development, as well as being necessary for adult tissue homeostasis. Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy increases risk of maternal night blindness and anemia and may be a cause of congenital malformations. Childhood Vitamin A deficiency can cause xerophthalmia, lower resistance to infection and increased risk of mortality...
February 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230455/outcomes-of-pharmacy-led-hepatitis-c-direct-acting-antiviral-utilization-management-at-a-veterans-affairs-medical-center
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Sendra Yang, Rachel B Britt, Mohamed G Hashem, Jamie N Brown
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Affairs Health (VA) Administration has reported hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection rates among veterans to be twice that of the general U.S population. New HCV direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment options offer superior sustained virologic response (SVR) rates, improved side-effect profiles, and shortened treatment courses; yet, these new HCV DAAs are expensive, and utilization management strategies are needed to optimize use and improve clinical outcomes. A VA medical center uses pharmacist-led HCV DAA utilization management strategies that includes clinical guidance, optimizing operational flow, budget tracking and forecasting, and patient outcomes tracking...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225953/drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-dress-and-its-relation-with-autoimmunity-in-a-reference-center-in-mexico
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Juan Manuel Ruiz Matta, Silvia Méndez Flores, Judith Domínguez Cherit
BACKGROUND: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms is a severe adverse drug reaction, with a reported mortality of 10%. Long-term outcomes involve organic failure and autoimmune diseases in some populations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical prognosis of patients with drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review at a referral hospital in Mexico City in a period of 22 years (1992-2013), looking up for records with diagnosis of DRESS according to RegiSCAR criteria...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225738/pneumatosis-intestinalis-predictive-evaluation-study-a-multicenter-epidemiologic-study-of-the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma
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Paula Ferrada, Rachael Callcut, Graciela Bauza, Karen R O'Bosky, Xian Luo-Owen, Nicky J Mansfield, Kenji Inaba, Jason Pasley, Nikolay Bugaev, Bruno Pereira, Forrest O Moore, Jinfeng Han, Amelia Pasley, Joseph DuBose
BACKGROUND: Our group has previously published a retrospective review defining variables predictive of transmural bowel ischemia in the setting of pneumatosis intestinalis (PI). We hypothesize this prospective study will confirm the findings of the retrospective review, enhancing legitimacy to the predictive factors for pathologic PI previously highlighted. METHODS: Data were collected using the Research Electronic Data Capture. Forward logistic regression was utilized to identify independent predictors for pathologic PI...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220469/ascending-colon-cancer-with-synchronous-external-iliac-and-inguinal-lymph-node-metastases-but-without-regional-lymph-node-metastasis-a-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
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Yuki Kitano, Masafumi Kuramoto, Toshiro Masuda, Daisuke Kuroda, Kenichiro Yamamoto, Satoshi Ikeshima, Ken-Ichi Iyama, Shinya Shimada, Hideo Baba
Lymph node metastasis to the iliac or inguinal region of colon cancer is extremely rare. We experienced a case of ascending colon cancer with synchronous isolated right external iliac and inguinal lymph node metastases but without any regional lymph node metastasis. An 83-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to anemia. Colonoscopy and computed tomography revealed an ascending colon cancer and also right external iliac and inguinal lymph node swelling. Further examination by F-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography strongly suggested that these lymph nodes were metastatic...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220143/venous-thromboembolism-in-children-with-cancer-and-blood-disorders
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REVIEW
Richard H Ko, Courtney D Thornburg
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children is multifactorial and most often related to a combination of inherited and acquired thrombophilias. Children with cancer and blood disorders are often at risk for VTE due to disease-related factors such as inflammation and abnormal blood flow and treatment-related factors such as central venous catheters and surgery. We will review risk factors for VTE in children with leukemia, lymphoma, and solid tumors. We will also review risk factors for VTE in children with blood disorders with specific focus on sickle cell anemia and hemophilia...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218161/directly-observed-iron-supplementation-for-control-of-iron-deficiency-anemia
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REVIEW
Mohan Bairwa, Farhad Ahamed, Smita Sinha, Kapil Yadav, Shashi Kant, Chandrakant S Pandav
Anemia is major public health problem affecting 1.6 billion people worldwide. The poor compliance of iron supplementation remains main contributor for high prevalence of anemia. The current paper reviewed the effectiveness of direct observation of oral iron supplementation on anemia. A systematic search was performed through electronic databases and local libraries. Search strategies used subject headings and key words "directly observed" and "iron supplementation." Searches were sought through April 2014. A total of 14 articles were included in the study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217887/gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-in-systemic-sclerosis-where-do-we-stand
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REVIEW
Hala El-Gendy, Kyrillus S Shohdy, Gehad G Maghraby, Kerolos Abadeer, Moustafa Mahmoud
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) continues to be a challenge in both diagnosis and treatment. GAVE has a diverse group of associations and presumed causes, including cirrhosis, chronic renal failure and autoimmune connective tissue diseases. However, in most occasions, the management plan of GAVE itself is the same whatever the underlying disease by using Argon plasma coagulation (APC). Herein, we will discuss three cases of systemic sclerosis-associated GAVE presenting with either acute or chronic gastrointestinal bleeding showing variable responses to APC...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216963/micronutrient-deficiencies-in-patients-with-chronic-atrophic-autoimmune-gastritis-a-review
#9
EDITORIAL
Federica Cavalcoli, Alessandra Zilli, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
Chronic atrophic autoimmune gastritis (CAAG) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterized by an immune response, which is directed towards the parietal cells and intrinsic factor of the gastric body and fundus and leads to hypochlorhydria, hypergastrinemia and inadequate production of the intrinsic factor. As a result, the stomach's secretion of essential substances, such as hydrochloric acid and intrinsic factor, is reduced, leading to digestive impairments. The most common is vitamin B12 deficiency, which results in a megaloblastic anemia and iron malabsorption, leading to iron deficiency anemia...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215151/iron-chelators-dictate-immune-cells-inflammatory-ability-potential-adjuvant-therapy-for-ibd
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Marcello Chieppa, Vanessa Galleggiante, Grazia Serino, Monica Massaro, Angelo Santino
BACKGROUND: The importance of hemoproteins for life lies largely in their iron-mediated chemical properties. In the human body, there are about 4 g of iron, a precious resource preserved by sophisticated recycling mechanisms. Iron is also important for pathogen growth, so it is not surprising that immune cells developed mechanisms to reduce iron availability in cases of inflammation. In healthy conditions, macrophages degrade hemoproteins and export iron, while if inflammation develops, they retain cytoplasmic iron to reduce extracellular iron concentrations...
February 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212921/towards-developing-criteria-for-scleroderma-renal-crisis-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Sabrina Hoa, Edward P Stern, Christopher P Denton, Marie Hudson
OBJECTIVE: The absence of a gold standard for scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) has hindered our understanding of this problem. The objective of this scoping review was to identify the criteria used to define SRC in order to guide the development of a consensus definition for SRC. METHODS: We conducted a search in three databases: Medline, Embase and non-Ovid Pubmed. Papers were eligible for inclusion if they were full-length articles in English whose main topic was SRC or scleroderma renal disease...
February 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212920/neonatal-lupus-follow-up-in-infants-with-anti-ssa-ro-antibodies-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Antonio Alberto Zuppa, Riccardo Riccardi, Simonetta Frezza, Francesca Gallini, Rita Maria Paola Luciano, Giovanni Alighieri, Costantino Romagnoli, Sara De Carolis
Neonatal Lupus Syndrome (NLS) is a distinct clinical entity caused by transplacental passage of maternal anti-SSA/Ro antibodies (Ab). Mothers may have systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren syndrome, or other connective tissue disease, or may be completely healthy at the time of giving birth. NLS includes several clinical manifestations: complete congenital heart block (CCHB) and cutaneous lupus are the most common, while hepatobiliary disease, hematological manifestations and central nervous system involvement may occur...
February 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211787/clinical-factors-influencing-the-decision-to-order-red-blood-cell-transfusions-for-a-sample-of-us-dialysis-patients%C3%A2
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J Mark Stephens, John P Caloyeras, John Holmen, Victoria A Kumar, Spiros Tzivelekis, Allan Pollock
AIM: To characterize the clinical context for the decision to order red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in dialysis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records from three integrated health systems serving chronic dialysis patients. Subjects were randomly selected from all patients who received at least one transfusion between January 2009 and December 2013. Data abstracted included transfusion setting, prescribing clinician type, patient demographics and hemoglobin (Hb) concentration prior to transfusion, and cataloguing and prioritizing of clinical factors for their contribution to the decision to transfuse...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209102/diverticulitis-in-the-young-population%C3%A2-reconsidering-conventional-recommendations
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U Syed, R Companioni, R Bansal, H Alkhawam, A Walfish
BACKGROUND: In the past diverticulitis was believed to be uncommon in the young population. However, there is growing concern suggesting that these patients develop more severe clinical symptoms and may require more frequent intervention. METHOD: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients with diverticulitis in individuals with age less than 40 years over an 8 year period (2007-2015). Diagnosis was confirmed with a CT scan. In addition to age we took into consideration race, gender, anemia (hematocrit< 41), leukocytosis (WBC > 12), BMI and whether it was an initial episode or recurrence...
July 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205243/the-effect-of-treatment-of-anemia-with-blood-transfusion-on-delirium-a-systematic-review
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Vera van der Zanden, Sara J Beishuizen, Lieke M Swart, Sophia E de Rooij, Barbara C van Munster
OBJECTIVES: Treating the precipitating factors of delirium is the mainstay of the prevention and treatment of delirium. We aim to investigate the role of anemia and blood transfusion within the multicomponent prevention and treatment strategy of delirium. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: We included cohort studies or Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) that considered blood transfusion as treatment for delirium or risk factor, and had delirium as outcome...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203342/optimizing-current-and-emerging-therapies-in-multiple-myeloma-a-guide-for-the-hematologist
#16
REVIEW
Shahzad Raza, Rachael A Safyan, Evan Rosenbaum, Alex S Bowman, Suzanne Lentzsch
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematologic malignancy. The diagnosis of MM requires ⩾10% clonal plasma cells in the bone marrow or biopsy-proven plasmacytoma, plus evidence of end-organ damage (hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, and lytic bone lesions). The definition of MM has recently been expanded to include a ⩾60% clonal plasma cell burden in the bone marrow, serum involved/uninvolved light chain ratio of ⩾100, or more than one focal lesion on magnetic resonance imaging ⩾5 mm in the absence of end-organ damage...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202115/-clinical-features-and-pathogenic-gene-detection-of-diamond-blackfan-anemia
#17
Xu He, Zhi-Liang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features of Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) and related pathogenic genes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of two children with DBA, and related literature was reviewed. RESULTS: The two children with DBA (2-3 months old) manifested with severe normochromic normocytic anemia, decreased reticulocyte count, and increased serum iron and serum ferritin. Normal white blood cell and platelet counts were noted in the two patients...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198040/blood-transfusions-in-dogs-and-cats-receiving-hemodialysis-230-cases-june-1997-september-2012
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C Langston, A Cook, A Eatroff, E Mitelberg, S Chalhoub
BACKGROUND: Multiple factors exist that contribute to anemia in dogs and cats receiving hemodialysis, can necessitate transfusion. OBJECTIVES: To describe blood product usage in dogs and cats with acute and chronic kidney disease that were treated with intermittent hemodialysis to determine risk factors associated with the requirement for blood product transfusion. ANIMALS: 83 cats and 147 dogs undergoing renal replacement therapy at the Animal Medical Center for acute or chronic kidney disease...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197963/a-concise-review-of-autoimmune-cytopenias-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#19
REVIEW
Mazie Tsang, Sameer A Parikh
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is frequently associated with autoimmune complications such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia, immune thrombocytopenia, pure red cell aplasia, and autoimmune granulocytopenia. It is critical to diagnose cytopenias from these secondary complications of CLL accurately, since prognosis and therapy are substantially different from patients who have cytopenias due to extensive bone marrow infiltration by CLL. The pathogenesis of autoimmune cytopenias in CLL is complex; and it involves antigen presentation by CLL cells to polyclonal B cells resulting in production of autoantibody, and alteration of the T cell milieu tilting the balance in favor of an autoimmune response...
February 14, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196779/the-role-of-type-i-interferons-in-innate-and-adaptive-immunity-against-viruses-in-atlantic-salmon
#20
Børre Robertsen
Type I IFNs (IFN-I) are cytokines, which play a crucial role in innate and adaptive immunity against viruses of vertebrates. In essence, IFN-I are induced and secreted upon host cell recognition of viral nucleic acids and protect other cells against infection by inducing antiviral proteins. Atlantic salmon possesses an extraordinary repertoire of IFN-I genes encompassing at least six different classes (IFNa, IFNb, IFNc, IFNd, IFNe and IFNf) most of which are encoded by several genes. This review describes recent research on the functions of salmon IFNa, IFNb, IFNc and IFNd...
February 11, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
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