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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476929/the-case-of-the-mysterious-vanishing-spleen-autosplenectomy-complicating-pneumococcal-sepsis
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Georgina Moritz, Megan Jenkins, Dushyant Shetty, Julie Blundell
A 57-year-old previously healthy fisherman was admitted in fulminant pneumococcal septic shock, with disseminated intravascular coagulation, requiring aggressive management including bilateral below-knee amputations for ischaemic necrosis. He began to recover and was discharged for rehabilitation, however during his convalescence was found to be hypercalcaemic. No malignancy was found on CT scan, but it was noted that his spleen was absent, replaced by a 4 cm smooth-walled, fluid-filled lesion. This was unexpected as an ultrasound in intensive care 10 weeks previously had demonstrated a normal spleen...
May 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474283/hucmncs-protect-vascular-endothelium-and-prevent-isr-after-endovascular-interventional-therapy-for-vascular-diseases-in-t2dm-rabbits
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Haixia Ding, Tong Zhang, Yaping Du, Bei Liu, Yueqin Liu, Fujun Wang
The therapeutic effect of transplantation of human umbilical cord blood cell-derived mononuclear cells (HUCMNCs) on treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) after endovascular interventional therapy (EIT) was evaluated in preclinical rabbit model of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-related peripheral artery disease (PAD). HUCMNCs were transplanted to T2DM rabbits subjected to femoral artery occlusion surgery and received EIT. Serum concentration of soluble vascular endothelial cadherin (VE-cad) and plasma concentration of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) were determined with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay before and after the transplantation...
May 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399686/prevalence-of-congenital-malaria-in-newborns-of-mothers-co-infected-with-hiv-and-malaria-in-benin-city
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Fidelis Ewenitie Eki-Udoko, Ayebo E Sadoh, Michael O Ibadin, Augustine I Omoigberale
BACKGROUND: HIV and Plasmodium falciparum malaria co-infection annually complicates about one million pregnancies in sub-Saharan Africa. Congenital malaria (CM) has deleterious effects on newborns. Little is known about the effect of co-infections on the prevalence of CM in infants born by these women. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of CM in newborns of mothers co-infected with HIV and malaria compared to HIV-negative mothers with malaria in Benin-City. METHODS: Subjects were 162 newborns of mothers co-infected with HIV and malaria...
April 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388959/autosomal-recessive-inherited-bleeding-disorders-in-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-study-from-selected-regions
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Arshi Naz, Muhammad Younus Jamal, Samina Amanat, Ikram Din Ujjan, Akber Najmuddin, Humayun Patel, Fazle Raziq, Nisar Ahmed, Ayisha Imran, Tahir Sultan Shamsi
BACKGROUND: Autosomal recessive bleeding disorders (ARBDs) include deficiencies of clotting factors I, II, V, VII, X, XI, XIII, vitamin K dependent clotting factors, combined factor V & VIII, Von Willebrand Disease (vWD) type 3, Glanzmann's thrombasthenia (GT) and Bernard-Soulier syndrome. Patients with primary bleeding disorders from all the major provincial capitals of Pakistan were screened for ARBDs. Prothrombin (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), bleeding time (BT) and fibrinogen levels were measured...
April 7, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352150/clinical-and-allergological-analysis-of-ocular-manifestations-of-sick-building-syndrome
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Yusuke Saeki, Kazuaki Kadonosono, Eiichi Uchio
PURPOSE: The disease concept of sick building syndrome (SBS) is still unclear. Ocular mucous membrane irritation is one of the major symptoms of SBS. However, the immunological aspects of the ocular complications of SBS are not yet clarified. The clinical and allergological aspects of SBS cases with ocular disorders with special reference to allergic conjunctival diseases (ACD) were analyzed, especially with respect to local immunological features. METHODS: Twelve cases of SBS with ocular findings and 49 cases of ACD (allergic conjunctivitis [AC], atopic keratoconjunctivitis [AKC], and vernal keratoconjunctivitis [VKC]) for comparison were evaluated...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347295/factors-associated-with-anemia-among-sri-lankan-primary-school-children-in-rural-north-central-province
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Gayani Shashikala Amarasinghe, Naotunna Palliya Guruge Chamidri Randika Naottunna, Thilini Chanchala Agampodi, Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
BACKGROUND: Despite interventions, childhood anemia is still a major public health problem in low and middle income countries. Purpose of the present study is to determine factors associated with anemia among rural primary school children in Sri Lanka, a country undergoing rapid socioeconomic changes. METHODS: Multi stage cluster sampling was used to select 100 rural schools in NCP and a maximum of 50 children aged 60-131 months were enrolled from each school. Self-administered questionnaires were sent to parents...
March 27, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345407/knee-menisci
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James Kevin Bryceland, Andrew John Powell, Thomas Nunn
The menisci of the knees are semicircular fibrocartilaginous structures consisting of a hydrophilic extracellular matrix containing a network of collagen fibers, glycoproteins, and proteoglycans maintained by a cellular component. The menisci are responsible for more than 50% of load transmission across the knee and increase joint congruity thereby also aiding in fluid film lubrication of the joint. In the United Kingdom, meniscal tears are the most common form of intra-articular knee injury and one of the commonest indications for orthopedic intervention...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320389/age-and-geographic-patterns-of-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-infection-in-a-representative-sample-of-children-living-in-burkitt-lymphoma-endemic-areas-of-northern-uganda
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Marlena Maziarz, Tobias Kinyera, Isaac Otim, Paul Kagwa, Hadijah Nabalende, Ismail D Legason, Martin D Ogwang, Samuel Kirimunda, Benjamin Emmanuel, Steven J Reynolds, Patrick Kerchan, Moses M Joloba, Andrew W Bergen, Kishor Bhatia, Ambrose O Talisuna, Robert J Biggar, James J Goedert, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Sam M Mbulaiteye
BACKGROUND: Falciparum malaria is an important risk factor for African Burkitt lymphoma (BL), but few studies have evaluated malaria patterns in healthy BL-age children in populations where both diseases are endemic. To obtain accurate current data, patterns of asymptomatic malaria were investigated in northern Uganda, where BL is endemic. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, 1150 apparently healthy children under 15 years old were sampled from 100 villages in northern Uganda using a stratified, multi-stage, cluster survey design...
March 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316450/a-case-of-anemia-how-important-is-peripheral-blood-film-before-transfusing
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Pankaj Kumar, Geetanjali Jindal, Vishal Guglani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265257/regulatory-b-cells-in-seropositive-myasthenia-gravis-versus-healthy-controls
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Md Rezaul Karim, Hong-Yan Zhang, Jiang Yuan, Qiang Sun, Yun-Fu Wang
OBJECTIVE: To find out if the failure in immunotolerance of myasthenia gravis (MG) is a possible aspect of deduction in Breg cells and to characterize B cell subsets in MG. METHODS: Flow cytometry detection and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in peripheral blood films of 10 MG patients and 10 healthy controls (HCs) were performed after isolation of B cells. The CD19(+)CD5(+)CD1d(+) Breg cells percentages were measured to complement a B cell phenotype assay and frequencies of B cell subsets...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191805/ring-chromosome-may-signal-progression-of-fanconi-anemia
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Ream Elzain Abdelgadir, Kulthom Mohamed, Imad Fadl Elmula
BACKGROUND: Fanconi anemia (FA) is a genomic instability disorder associated with high risk of AML. Ring chromosomes are results of genomic instability and observed in many human neoplasias. The present study aimed to assess the role of ring chromosome in the progression of FA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 60 patients with provisional diagnosis of FA. A total of 5 ml of venous blood was collected and processed for complete hemogram, peripheral blood film, and breakage test...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184306/effect-of-malaria-infection-on-hematological-profiles-of-people-living-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-gambella-southwest-ethiopia
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Tsion Sahle, Tilahun Yemane, Lealem Gedefaw
BACKGROUND: Malaria and human immunodeficiency virus are the two most devastating global health problems causing more than two million deaths each year. Hematological abnormalities such as anemia, thrombocytopenia and leucopenia are the common complications in malaria and HIV co-infected individuals. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of malaria infection on hematological profiles of people living with HIV attending Gambella Hospital ART clinic, Southwestern Ethiopia. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of malaria infection on hematological profiles of people living with HIV attending Gambella Hospital ART clinic, Southwestern Ethiopia...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077149/plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-co-infection-with-tick-borne-relapsing-fever-in-dakar
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Mamadou A Diallo, Baidy S Kane, Mouhamadou Ndiaye, Mouhamed Dieng, Khadim Diongue, Aida S Badiane, Mame Cheikh Seck, Daouda Ndiaye
BACKGROUND: West African tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) due to Borrelia crocidurae and malaria are co-endemics in Senegal. Although expected to be high, co-infections are rarely reported. A case of falciparum malaria and B. crocidurae co-infection in a patient from Velingara (South of Senegal) is discussed. CASE: A 28 year-old-male patient presented to Aristide Le Dantec Hospital for recurrent fever. He initially presented to a local post health of Pikine (sub-urban of Dakar) and was diagnosed for malaria on the basis of positive malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) specific to Plamodium falciparum...
January 11, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068960/nutritional-status-among-primary-school-children-in-rural-sri-lanka-a-public-health-challenge-for-a-country-with-high-child-health-standards
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N P G C R Naotunna, M Dayarathna, H Maheshi, G S Amarasinghe, V S Kithmini, M Rathnayaka, L Premachandra, N Premarathna, P C Rajasinghe, G Wijewardana, T C Agampodi, S B Agampodi
BACKGROUND: Nutritional status of pre adolescent children is not widely studied in Sri Lanka. The purpose of this study was to determine the nutritional status among pre-adolescent school children in a rural province of Sri Lanka. METHODS: A school based cross sectional study was carried out in North Central Province in 100 rural schools, selected using multi stage cluster sampling with probability proportionate to size. Children in grade one to five were enrolled with a maximum cluster size of fifty...
January 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042208/utility-of-peripheral-film-findings-and-its-correlation-with-automated-analyzer-an-audit-from-tertiary-care-hospital
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Sidra Asad, Imran Ahmed, Natasha Ali
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: With the advent of automated hematology analyzer, the use of traditional microscopy of blood film has become limited. The objective of our study was to determine the percentage of peripheral blood smear review in our institution in the era of automation and to identify reasons of manual review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective audit from January 1, 2015, to January 15, 2015. Consecutive complete blood count (CBC) samples and peripheral smear requests made up the sample size...
January 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974955/reproducibility-of-manual-platelet-estimation-following-automated-low-platelet-counts
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Zainab S Al-Hosni, Murtadha Al-Khabori, Sahimah Al-Mamari, Jamal Al-Qasabi, Hiedi Davis, Hatim Al-Lawati, Arwa Z Al-Riyami
OBJECTIVES: Manual platelet estimation is one of the methods used when automated platelet estimates are very low. However, the reproducibility of manual platelet estimation has not been adequately studied. We sought to assess the reproducibility of manual platelet estimation following automated low platelet counts and to evaluate the impact of the level of experience of the person counting on the reproducibility of manual platelet estimates. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, peripheral blood films of patients with platelet counts less than 100 × 10(9)/L were retrieved and given to four raters to perform manual platelet estimation independently using a predefined method (average of platelet counts in 10 fields using 100× objective multiplied by 20)...
November 2016: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938703/detection-and-prevalence-of-boid-inclusion-body-disease-in-collections-of-boas-and-pythons-using-immunological-assays
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L Chang, D Fu, M D Stenglein, J A Hernandez, J L DeRisi, E R Jacobson
Inclusion body disease (IBD) of boas and pythons is characterized by the intracytoplasmic accumulation of an antigenic 68 kDa viral protein IBDP, more recently known as the nucleoprotein (NP) of the reptarenaviruses. Blood samples of 131 captive boas and pythons (53 boa constrictors, Boa constrictor; 35 rainbow boas, Epicrates cenchria; 22 ball pythons, Python regius; 5 carpet pythons, Morelia spilota; 6 Burmese pythons, Python bivittatus; 4 Jamaican boas, Epicrates subflavus; 5 anacondas, Eunectes spp.; and 1 green tree python, Morelia viridis) were obtained from 28 collections in the USA...
December 2016: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826893/comparison-of-time-domain-spectral-domain-and-swept-source-oct-in-evaluating-aqueous-cells-in-vitro
#18
Meng Li, Huaizhou Wang, Yue Liu, Xifang Zhang, Ningli Wang
Different optical coherence tomography (OCT), both time-domain OCT and spectral-domain OCT, has been used to evaluate anterior chamber cells in previous studies. Recently, commercial swept-source OCT was available. The comparison among three kinds of OCTs have not been done before. Here, we compared their feasibility in discerning aqueous cells in vitro. The peripheral blood was diluted to eight different cell concentrations and was packed into plastic-film bag. Each sample was tested using different scan modes of three OCTs...
December 2016: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788243/submicroscopic-and-asymptomatic-plasmodium-parasitaemia-associated-with-significant-risk-of-anaemia-in-papua-indonesia
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Zuleima Pava, Faustina H Burdam, Irene Handayuni, Leily Trianty, Retno A S Utami, Yusrifar Kharisma Tirta, Enny Kenangalem, Daniel Lampah, Andreas Kusuma, Grennady Wirjanata, Steven Kho, Julie A Simpson, Sarah Auburn, Nicholas M Douglas, Rintis Noviyanti, Nicholas M Anstey, Jeanne R Poespoprodjo, Jutta Marfurt, Ric N Price
Submicroscopic Plasmodium infections are an important parasite reservoir, but their clinical relevance is poorly defined. A cross-sectional household survey was conducted in southern Papua, Indonesia, using cluster random sampling. Data were recorded using a standardized questionnaire. Blood samples were collected for haemoglobin measurement. Plasmodium parasitaemia was determined by blood film microscopy and PCR. Between April and July 2013, 800 households and 2,830 individuals were surveyed. Peripheral parasitaemia was detected in 37...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630383/the-relationship-between-malaria-parasitemia-malaria-preventive-measures-and-average-birth-weight-of-babies-in-a-tertiary-facility-in-owerri-nigeria
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E E Idih, B U Ezem, E A Nzeribe, A O Onyegbule, B C Duru, C C Amajoyi
BACKGROUND: Despite the global efforts made to eradicate malaria, it continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in both neonates and the parturients. This study was done to determine the relationship between placental parasitemia, average neonatal birth weight and the relationship between the use of malaria preventive measures and the occurrence of placental parasitemia with the aim to improving maternal and neonatal outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done at the labor ward unit of the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, from December 2013 to May 2014...
July 2016: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
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