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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817400/liver-xenotransplantation
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Madhukar S Patel, Nathan Louras, Parsia A Vagefi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There continues to be an inadequate organ supply and lack of effective temporary support, for patients with liver failure. The purpose of this review is to discuss recent progress in the field of orthotopic pig-to-nonhuman primate (NHP) liver xenotransplantation (LXT). RECENT FINDINGS: From 1968 to 2012, survival in pig-to-NHP LXT was limited to 9 days, initially due to hyperacute rejection which has been ameliorated through use of genetically engineered donor organs, but ultimately because of profound thrombocytopenia, thrombotic microangiopathy, and bleeding...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812528/acute-leukemia-in-horses
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Carina J Cooper, Stefan M Keller, Luis G Arroyo, Joanne Hewson, Daniel Kenney, Dorothee Bienzle
Leukemia is broadly divided into acute and chronic lymphocytic and myeloid types based on the proportion of blasts, morphology of cells, and expression of specific antigens on neoplastic cells. Classifying leukemia in horses can be challenging if blasts predominate and since few antibodies to identify cell types are available. The objective of this study was to describe in detail the clinical and pathologic features of acute leukemia in horses. Twelve horses ranging from 0.2 to 25.9 years of age were diagnosed with acute leukemia...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808510/multi-organ-failure-weeks-after-being-exposed-to-murky-water-rule-out-leptospirosis
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Jaskeerat Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Fawad Khaliq, Robert Ferguson, Charles Haile
Leptospirosis is a rare zoonotic disease which occurs in people exposed to contaminated water or/and animal urine. We report two cases of moderate to severe leptospirosis. The first case was a healthy middle-aged biology professor who recently visited his family in Jamaica and presented with multi-organ failure. The second case was a 27-year-old police officer who was admitted for acute liver injury and thrombocytopenia after helping people evacuate during a flood/disaster situation.
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808508/new-onset-acute-thrombocytopenia-in-hospitalized-patients-pathophysiology-and-diagnostic-approach
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REVIEW
Naveed Ali, Herbert E Auerbach
Thrombocytopenia is a hematological finding commonly encountered in daily clinical practice from asymptomatic clinic patients to critically ill intensive care unit patients. A broad spectrum of etiologies and variation in clinical presentation often present a diagnostic challenge. Furthermore, concomitant presence of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia, as in cases of thrombotic thrombocytopenia, complicates the management. In hospitalized patients, new-onset thrombocytopenia is an important reason for hematology consultation...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798774/multiple-osteolytic-lesions-causing-hypercalcemia-a-rare-presentation-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#5
Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Ubaid, Syeda Taliya Rizvi
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is characterized by unchecked proliferation of malignant lymphoblasts which replaces the normal bone marrow culminating in anemia due to red blood cells inadequacy as well as in easy bruising/bleeding secondary to insufficient platelets production. Even the white blood cells which are produced excessively are immature and abnormal. ALL is the most common hematological malignancy in children. Most commonly, patients present with lymphadenopathy, recurrent infections, bleeding, fatigue, and bone pains...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789610/management-of-refractory-bleeding-post-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-an-acute-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-type-ii-renal-failure-patient-who-underwent-urgent-cardiac-surgery-with-bivalirudin-angiox-%C3%A2-anticoagulation
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Kimberly Hassen, Maria R Maccaroni, Haytham Sabry, Smitangshu Mukherjee, Shankari Serumadar, Inderpaul Birdi
Acute heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) patients present a myriad of anticoagulation management challenges, in clinical settings where unfractionated heparin (UFH) is the traditional drug of choice. UFH use in cardiac surgery is a known entity that has been subject to rigorous research. Research has, thus, led to its unparalleled use and the development of well-established protocols for cardiac surgery. In comparison to UFH, bivalirudin use for acute HIT patients requiring urgent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is still in its infancy...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782250/meropenem-induced-immune-thrombocytopenia-and-the-diagnostic-process-of-laboratory-testing
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Rong Huang, Guang-Qing Cai, Jun-Hua Zhang, Feng-Xia Liu, Jin-Qi Ma, Hong Liu, Xin-Min Nie, Rong Gui
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia (DITP) is a serious, life-threatening clinical syndrome, the diagnosis of which is consistently difficult. In this report, we present a case of DITP caused by meropenem that was confirmed by laboratory tests. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old male patient developed severe thrombocytopenia 8 days after the administration of meropenem and cefoperazone-sulbactam. After other causes were ruled out, DITP was suspected. Drug-induced platelet (PLT) antibodies were detected by enzyme immunoassay, flow cytometry, and monoclonal antibody immobilization of PLT antigens (MAIPA)...
August 7, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780656/hus-induced-cardiac-and-circulatory-failure-is-reversible-using-cardiopulmonary-bypass-as-rescue
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René F Andersen, Jesper V Bjerre, Johan V Povlsen, Mette Veien, Konstantinos Kamperis, Søren Rittig
BACKGROUND: Extra-renal involvement in hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) includes gastrointestinal, pancreatic, hepatic, neurological and cardiac manifestations. The current 3-5% mortality rate in HUS patients is primarily attributed to complications related to the central nervous system and the heart. In this brief report, we illustrate that severe cardiac involvement in a patient with HUS is potentially reversible using cardiopulmonary bypass as rescue. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 12-year-old boy was diagnosed with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli-induced HUS related to E...
August 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780041/quinine-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-a-report-of%C3%A2-19%C3%A2-patients
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Evaren E Page, Dustin J Little, Sara K Vesely, James N George
BACKGROUND: Quinine can cause diverse and severe immune-mediated adverse reactions, including thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Our objective was to describe the presenting features and long-term outcomes of patients with quinine-induced TMA. STUDY DESIGN: A case series of 19 patients with quinine-induced TMA treated with plasma exchange. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with quinine-induced TMA initially suspected of having thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) were identified among patients enrolled in the Oklahoma TTP-Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Registry...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774729/-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-cancer
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Rania Kheder El-Fekih, Clément Deltombe, Hassan Izzedine
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a group of disorders characterized by mechanical hemolytic anemia with thrombocytopenia and an ischemic organic lesion of variable and potentially fatal importance affecting mostly the kidneys and the brain with histologically a disseminated and occlusive microvasculopathy. The incidence of TMA represents 15% of acute kidney failure in oncological setting, largely due to the introduction of anti-angiogenic agents over the past decade. It may be more rarely related to cancer itself...
July 31, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774273/thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-valproic-acid-toxicity
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Sean A Hebert, Timothy P Bohan, Christian L Erikson, Rita D Swinford
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a serious, sometimes life-threatening disorder marked by the presence of endothelial injury and microvascular thrombi. Drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy (DI-TMA) is one specific TMA syndrome that occurs following drug exposure via drug-dependent antibodies or direct tissue toxicity. Common examples include calcineurin inhibitors Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine and antineoplastics Gemcitabine and Mitomycin. Valproic acid has not been implicated in DI-TMA...
August 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771181/ghrelin-therapy-decreases-incidents-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-mice-after-whole-body-ionizing-irradiation-combined-with-burn-trauma
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Nikolai V Gorbunov, Juliann G Kiang
Nuclear industrial accidents and the detonation of nuclear devices cause a variety of damaging factors which, when their impacts are combined, produce complicated injuries challenging for medical treatment. Thus, trauma following acute ionizing irradiation (IR) can deteriorate the IR-induced secondary reactive metabolic and inflammatory impacts to dose-limiting tissues, such as bone marrow/lymphatic, gastrointestinal tissues, and vascular endothelial tissues, exacerbating the severity of the primary injury and decreasing survival from the exposure...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766851/folate-deficiency-in-north-indian-children-undergoing-maintenance-chemotherapy-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-implications-and-outcome
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Nirmalya Roy Moulik, Archana Kumar, Suraksha Agrawal, Abbas Ali Mahdi
BACKGROUND: Treatment-related toxicity and mortality are not uncommon during maintenance chemotherapy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), especially in the low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are commonly seen in children from LMICs undergoing treatment for ALL. The present study examines the prevalence and clinical implications of folate deficiency in north Indian children with ALL during the maintenance phase of treatment in view of prolonged antifolate treatment and high population prevalence of folate deficiency...
August 2, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765218/dengue-virus-infected-dendritic-cells-but-not-monocytes-activate-natural-killer-cells-through-a-contact-dependent-mechanism-involving-adhesion-molecules
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Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Weijian Ye, Qingfeng Chen, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Peter Preiser, Eng Eong Ooi, Jianzhu Chen
Natural killer (NK) cells play a protective role against dengue virus (DENV) infection, but the cellular and molecular mechanisms are not fully understood. Using an optimized humanized mouse model, we show that human NK cells, through the secretion of gamma interferon (IFN-γ), are critical in the early defense against DENV infection. Depletion of NK cells or neutralization of IFN-γ leads to increased viremia and more severe thrombocytopenia and liver damage in humanized mice. In vitro studies using autologous human NK cells show that DENV-infected monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDCs), but not monocytes, activate NK cells in a contact-dependent manner, resulting in upregulation of CD69 and CD25 and secretion of IFN-γ...
August 1, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764157/seroepidemiology-of-spotted-fever-rickettsiosis-in-uttar-pradesh-a-prospective-study
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Chandra Dev Pati Tripathi, Mastan Singh, Jyotsna Agarwal, Chandra Kanta, Virendra Atam
INTRODUCTION: Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis (SFR), an acute febrile illness caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, R. conorii and R. akari which is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. SFR is one of the most covert emerging infections of the present time which is prevalent in various parts of India as shown by the increase in the number of clinically diagnosed patients in various states except Uttar Pradesh. AIM: To diagnose SFR in clinically suspected patients using serological tests and recognition of common epidemiologic situations and clinical manifestations of SFR in the state of Uttar Pradesh...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762841/haematuria-is-a-marker-for-the-severity-of-acute-kidney-injury-but-does-not-associate-with-thrombocytopenia-in-acute-puumala-hantavirus-infection
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Tuula K Outinen, Paula Mantula, Outi K Laine, Ilkka Pörsti, Antti Vaheri, Satu M Mäkelä, Jukka Mustonen
BACKGROUND: Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) causes haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome characterized by thrombocytopenia, capillary leakage and acute kidney injury (AKI) with proteinuria and haematuria. Although the typical histologic lesion is acute tubulointerstitial nephritis, the amount of glomerular proteinuria predicts the severity of upcoming AKI. Here, we studied the associations of haematuria and proteinuria with the severity of emerging AKI, thrombocytopenia and markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis in PUUV infection...
August 1, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749042/the-use-of-intravesicular-alteplase-for-thrombolysis-in-a-dog-with-urinary-bladder-thrombi
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Kimberly S Hooi, Julie D Lemetayer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of alteplase for intravesicular thrombolysis in a dog after development of urinary tract obstruction from a blood clot in the urinary bladder. CASE SUMMARY: A 5.8 kg, 6.5-year-old female neutered Bichon Frise was presented for signs of acute hematuria. A complete blood count (CBC) revealed marked thrombocytopenia and leukopenia, and nonregenerative anemia. Bone marrow aspirate cytology revealed mild hypercellularity, mild megakaryocytic hyperplasia, mildly left-shifted erythroid maturation, and moderately left-shifted myeloid maturation, suggesting ongoing recovery from an acute bone marrow insult...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747721/downregulation-of-interferon-%C3%AE-and-inhibition-of-tlr3-expression-are-associated-with-fatal-outcome-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
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Peixin Song, Nan Zheng, Li Zhang, Yong Liu, Taoyu Chen, Changjun Bao, Zhifeng Li, Wei Yong, Yongyang Zhang, Chao Wu, Zhiwei Wu
Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease with high mortality and increasing prevalence in the East Asia. Though the etiological agent has been identified as a novel Bunyavirus, cellular mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and host immune response to SFTS virus infection remain unknown. A comprehensive study was conducted on a cohort of 70 patients on clinical manifestations, viral loads, modulation of cytokines, serum interferon level, immune related gene expression in peripheral blood cells, and dynamic changes of circulating dendritic cells during the acute phase of SFTSV infection...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740892/chemoradiation-therapy-with-docetaxel-in-elderly-patients-with-stage-ii-iii-esophageal-cancer-a-phase-2-trial
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Akihiro Ohba, Ken Kato, Yoshinori Ito, Chikatoshi Katada, Hiromichi Ishiyama, Sachiko Yamamoto, Takashi Ura, Takeshi Kodaira, Shigehiro Kudo, Yoshio Tamaki
PURPOSE: The most effective treatments in elderly patients with esophageal cancer remain a subject of debate. This multicenter phase 2 study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of chemoradiation therapy (CRT) with docetaxel (DTX) in elderly patients with stage II/III (non-T4) esophageal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients ≥70 years of age with clinical stage II/III esophageal cancer received DTX at a weekly dose of 10 mg/m(2) during 6 consecutive weeks and concurrent radiation therapy (60 Gy in 30 fractions)...
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737602/treatment-of-congenital-thrombotic-thrombocytopenia-purpura-a-new-paradigm
#20
Louis M Aledort, Tammuella C Singleton, Paula J Ulsh
Congenital thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura (cTTP) is a very rare disorder worldwide. Standard treatment of recognized cases has been to administer fresh frozen plasma as the source of ADAMTS13, to replenish the absent ADAMTS13 enzyme. An alternative source, a plasma-derived factor VIII concentrate used for hemophilia A, and found to contain this enzyme, was reported to be effective in 1 patient in the United States. We now report details on a US cohort of 8 cTTP patients who have been successfully treated for varying periods with a marketed antihemophilic factor concentrate Koate-DVI...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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