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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627883/platelet-transfusion-increases-risk-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-non-massively-transfused-blunt-trauma-patients
#1
George Kasotakis, Nichole Starr, Erek Nelson, Bedabrata Sarkar, Peter Ashley Burke, Daniel George Remick, Ronald Gary Tompkins
PURPOSE: While damage control resuscitation is known to confer a survival advantage in severely injured patients, high-ratio blood component therapy should be initiated only in carefully selected trauma patients, due to the morbidity associated with blood product use. With this project, we aim to identify the effect of platelet transfusion in non-massively transfused bluntly injured patients. METHODS: The Glue Grant database was retrospectively queried and severely injured blunt trauma patients who underwent non-massive transfusion were identified...
April 7, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620649/primary-medullary-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-coagulopathy-due-to-alcoholic-cirrhosis-a-case-report
#2
Guangxun Shen, Yu Gao, Kwee-Yum Lee, Guangxian Nan
RATIONALE: Mild-to-moderate alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver is related to spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). In terms of spontaneous brainstem hemorrhage, pontine is considered as the most common site in contrast to medulla oblongata where the hemorrhage is rarely seen. This rare primary medullary hemorrhage has been attributed so far to vascular malformation (VM), anticoagulants, hypertension, hemorrhagic transformation, and other undetermined factors. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we describe a 53-year-old patient with 35-year history of alcohol abuse was admitted for acute-onset isolated hemianesthesia on the right side...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617417/role-of-protein-kinase-c-delta-in-regulating-platelet-activation-and-platelet-leukocyte-interaction-during-sepsis
#3
Elisabetta Liverani, Mark J Mondrinos, Shuang Sun, Satya P Kunapuli, Laurie E Kilpatrick
Sepsis is characterized by an intense systemic inflammatory response activating a cascade of proinflammatory events resulting in leukocyte dysregulation and host tissue damage. The lung is particularly susceptible to systemic inflammation, leading to acute lung injury. Key to inflammation-induced lung damage is the excessive migration of neutrophils across the vascular endothelium. The mechanisms which regulate neutrophil activation and migration in sepsis are not well defined but there is growing evidence that platelets are actively involved and play a key role in microvascular permeability and neutrophil-mediated organ damage...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614814/the-role-of-single-molecule-force-spectroscopy-in-unraveling-typical-and-autoimmune-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#4
REVIEW
Van-Chien Bui, Thi-Huong Nguyen
For the last two decades, heparins have been widely used as anticoagulants. Besides numerous advantages, up to 5% patients with heparin administration suffer from a major adverse drug effect known as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). This typical HIT can result in deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, occlusion of a limb artery, acute myocardial infarct, stroke, and a systemic reaction or skin necrosis. The basis of HIT may lead to clinical insights. Recent studies using single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS)-based atomic force microscopy revealed detailed binding mechanisms of the interactions between platelet factor 4 (PF4) and heparins of different lengths in typical HIT...
April 2, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608921/cardiac-arrest-and-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-patient-after-hump-nosed-pit-viper-hypnale-hypnale-bite
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R M M K Namal Rathnayaka, P E A Nishanthi Ranathunga, Janaka Ranaweera, Krishantha Jayasekara, S A M Kularatne
A 42-year-old previously healthy male patient died 16 days after a proven hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) envenoming due to multi-organ failure. On admission he had cardiac arrest that recovered from cardiopulmonary resuscitation then developed atrial fibrillation which was reverted to normal rhythm by application of synchronized electrical cardioversion. He also had persistent coagulopathy and thrombotic microangiopathy comprising the triad of microangiopathic haemolysis, acute kidney injury and thrombocytopenia...
March 30, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607477/terson-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-idiopathic-thrombocytopenia
#6
O M Uhumwangho, V B Osaguona
The authors report a case of Terson syndrome in an adult with immune thrombocytopenia. Terson syndrome refers to an intraocular hemorrhage secondary to an intracranial hemorrhage or an acute rise in intracranial pressure. It is a rare but life-threatening complication and may be complicated with blindness in those who survive.
January 2018: West African Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606012/adverse-outcomes-in-obstetric-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-a-case-series-analysis
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Natalia L Kozlovskaya, Yulia V Korotchaeva, Larisa A Bobrova
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case series is to raise awareness of obstetric-related atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) amongst obstetricians and gynaecologists. STUDY DESIGN: Data from 20 consecutive patients, aged 19-38, with obstetric-aHUS manifestation during or immediately after pregnancy are reported. Patients were diagnosed and treatment was initiated between 2012 and 2016. RESULTS: Presentation of aHUS was mainly preceded by preeclampsia and/or haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count syndrome, other obstetric complications, or by diarrhoea...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604992/first-description-of-the-pathogenicity-of-babesia-vogeli-in-experimentally-infected-dogs
#8
Jiawei Wang, Jilei Zhang, Patrick Kelly, Xiaofeng Zheng, Min Li, Jinfeng You, Ke Huang, Haixiang Qiu, Yaoyao Wang, Rong Zhang, Jianji Li, Junsheng Dong, Yi Feng, Jinlin Zhou, Chengming Wang
Babesiosis is a tick-borne disease that occurs worldwide with the most recognized Babesia species that infect dogs being Babesia canis, B. vogeli, B. rossi and B. gibsoni. While B. vogeli is reported in dogs worldwide, clinical and laboratory data on infections is based on reports of naturally infected dogs. To provide reliable data on the clinical and laboratory abnormalities associated with acute and more chronic infections in healthy dogs free of other tick-borne diseases, we experimentally infected dogs with a Chinese strain of B...
April 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601212/measurable-residual-disease-at-induction-redefines-partial-response-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-stratifies-outcomes-in-patients-at-standard-risk-without-npm1-mutations
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Sylvie D Freeman, Robert K Hills, Paul Virgo, Naeem Khan, Steve Couzens, Richard Dillon, Amanda Gilkes, Laura Upton, Ove Juul Nielsen, James D Cavenagh, Gail Jones, Asim Khwaja, Paul Cahalin, Ian Thomas, David Grimwade, Alan K Burnett, Nigel H Russell
Purpose We investigated the effect on outcome of measurable or minimal residual disease (MRD) status after each induction course to evaluate the extent of its predictive value for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) risk groups, including NPM1 wild-type (wt) standard risk, when incorporated with other induction response criteria. Methods As part of the NCRI AML17 trial, 2,450 younger adult patients with AML or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome had prospective multiparameter flow cytometric MRD (MFC-MRD) assessment...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594490/bleeding-frequency-and-characteristics-among-hematologic-malignancy-inpatient-rehabilitation-patients-with-severe-thrombocytopenia
#10
Jack B Fu, Jegy M Tennison, Isabel M Rutzen-Lopez, Julie K Silver, Shinichiro Morishita, Seyedeh S Dibaj, Eduardo Bruera
OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency and characteristics of bleeding complications during acute inpatient rehabilitation of hematologic malignancy patients with severe thrombocytopenia. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive analysis. SETTING: Comprehensive cancer center acute inpatient rehabilitation unit. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive hematologic malignancy patients with a platelet count of less than or equal to 20,000/microliter (μL) on the day of acute inpatient rehabilitation admission from 1/1/2005 through 8/31/2016...
March 28, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587642/guillain-barre-syndrome-associated-with-hemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-in-china-a-case-report
#11
Jie Jiao, Lei Wu, Jianyuan Yin, Xiaojiao Quan, Wei Chen, Jie Hu
BACKGROUND: We describe a case of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) associated with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome. To our knowledge, only five cases of GBS associated with Hantavirus infection have been reported so far. CASE PRESENTATIONS: A 62-year-old man presented intermittent fever, chill and oliguria. According to remarkable leukocytosis, atypical lymphocytes, thrombocytopenia and former dwelling in hemorrhagic fever-endemic area, he was suspected as hemorrhagic fever with renal syndromeand certified with positive Hantavirus IgG...
March 27, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578925/successful-management-of-a-rare-cause-of-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-with-eculizumab-in-a-child
#12
Caner Alparslan, Önder Yavaşcan, Belde Kasap Demir, Bahriye Atmiş, Aysun Karabay Bayazit, Göksel Leblebisatan, Elif P Öncel, Demet Alaygut, Fatma Mutlubaş, Nejat Aksu
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, acute renal failure, and thrombocytopenia. It very rarely coexists with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) emerging before, simultaneously, or after the diagnosis has been made, and management of the patient may be difficult. CASE: We present the case of a 7-year-old boy who was diagnosed with HUS and initially managed by hemodialysis (HD). Thereafter, HUS progressed, and neurological findings developed...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572925/correlating-s100b-with-disease-course-in-a-case-of-new-onset-acquired-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-ttp-could-this-be-a-new-predictive-biomarker-in-ttp
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Patrick Kuhlman, Peter Miller, Andrew Farland, John Owen, Katharine Batt
Acute thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is an aggressive thrombotic microangiopathy that if not treated, can have a 90% mortality rate. Clinical manifestations of this disease include profound thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, and end-organ dysfunction. Neurologic symptoms can occur in 80% of patients and range from mild confusion to coma (Scully et al., Br J Haematol 142:819-826). Here, we present the clinical course of a patient diagnosed with new onset acquired TTP who presented with neurologic changes that waxed and waned during her disease course...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568847/haematologist-reviewed-peripheral-blood-smear-in-paediatric-practice
#14
Anselm Chi-Wai Lee
Manual examination of the peripheral blood smear (PBS) is currently performed on a fraction of samples sent for automated complete cell count. 39 children (age range 0-16.2 years) referred to a private paediatric practice during a 16-month period were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical scenarios, haematological features, laboratory-initiated PBS review, haematologist's PBS review and final diagnosis were described. Clinical indications included isolated thrombocytopenia (n = 10), unexplained bruises (n = 5), acute febrile illnesses (n = 11), anaemia (n = 8) and others (n = 5)...
February 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567798/ponatinib-efficacy-and-safety-in-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-leukemia-final-5-year-results-of-the-phase-2-pace-trial
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Jorge E Cortes, Dong-Wook Kim, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, Philipp D le Coutre, Ronald Paquette, Charles Chuah, Franck E Nicolini, Jane F Apperley, H Jean Khoury, Moshe Talpaz, Daniel J DeAngelo, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Delphine Rea, Michele Baccarani, Martin C Müller, Carlo Gambacorti-Passerini, Stephanie Lustgarten, Victor M Rivera, Frank G Haluska, François Guilhot, Michael W Deininger, Andreas Hochhaus, Timothy P Hughes, Neil P Shah, Hagop M Kantarjian
Ponatinib has potent activity against native and mutant BCR-ABL1, including BCR-ABL1T315I The pivotal phase 2 PACE trial evaluated efficacy and safety of ponatinib at a starting dose of 45 mg once daily in 449 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia resistant/intolerant to dasatinib or nilotinib, or with BCR ABL1T315I This analysis focuses on chronic-phase CML (CP-CML) patients (n=270) with 56.8-month median follow-up. Among 267 evaluable patients, 60%, 40%, and 24% achieved major cytogenetic response (MCyR), major molecular response (MMR), and MR4...
March 22, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558000/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-with-dual-caution-in-an-infant-cobalamin-c-defect-and-complement-dysregulation-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab
#16
Ulkem Kocoglu Barlas, Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Nilufer Goknar, Melike Ersoy, Nihal Akcay, Esra Sevketoglu
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a devastating disease with significant mortality and high risk of progression to end-stage kidney disease. It is mostly caused by dysregulation of the alternative complement pathway. Cobalamin C (Cbl C) defect is a genetic disorder of cobalamin metabolism and is a rare cause of HUS. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: We present a 6-month-old male infant who was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) due to restlessness, severe hypertension, anemia, respiratory distress, and acute kidney injury...
March 20, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557340/association-between-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-incidence-and-ambient-temperature
#17
Jimin Sun, Liang Lu, Jun Yang, Keke Liu, Haixia Wu, Qiyong Liu
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is emerging in China. To explore the lagged effects and nonlinear association between temperature and SFTS, we collected data on ambient temperature and SFTS cases and analyzed the data using a distributed lag nonlinear model. A total of 1,933 SFTS cases were reported in the study area from 2011 to 2015. Our study revealed a nonlinear relationship between weekly temperature and SFTS. The exposure-response curve was an approximately reversed U-shaped peak at 23°C...
March 19, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557269/acute-diffuse-alveolar-haemorrhage-accompanied-by-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-a-patient-with-serious-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
#18
Jing Du, Ying Wang, Yan-Chun Li, Tong-Tong Wang, Yong-Lie Zhou, Zhen-Hua Ying
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that affects many organs, but multisystem dysfunction is rare. Here, we report a case of a 29-year-old woman who was initially diagnosed with SLE complications including lupus nephritis, lupus encephalopathy, renal hypertension, thrombocytopenia, anaemia and hyperkalaemia. She recovered following treatment with high dose methylprednisolone, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). However, a few days after hospital discharge, she developed gastrointestinal bleeding...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552794/predictors-of-acute-hematologic-toxicity-attributable-to-palliative-radiotherapy-analysis-of-patient-characteristics-and-bone-marrow-dose-volume-parameters
#19
Tetsuo Saito, Ryo Toya, Tomohiko Matsuyama, Satoshi Ninomura, Natsuo Oya
PURPOSE: As predictors of hematologic toxicity (HT) after palliative radiotherapy (RT) have been studied insufficiently, we explored predictors of leukopenia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia attributable to palliative RT. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed patients with various solid tumors who had received palliative RT at our institution. Excluded from our study were patients who had undergone chemotherapy from one month before to one month after the start of RT...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551632/clinical-course-of-sporadic-acute-hepatitis-e-in-a-hepatitis-b-virus-endemic-region
#20
Li Liu, Di Xiao, Jin-Hong Yu, Rui Shen, Meng Wang, Qiang Li
OBJECTIVES: In China, the epidemic pattern of acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has changed from waterborne outbreaks to foodborne sporadic cases. However, the clinical course of sporadic acute hepatitis E has not been well defined. METHODS: Consecutive AHE inpatients who were admitted to the Jinan Infectious Disease Hospital, Jinan, Shandong Province, between January 2003 and December 2014 were evaluated and followed. Demographic data, clinical manifestations, results of laboratory tests,and outcomes were recorded...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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