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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191814/the-pathophysiologic-basis-of-anaemia-in-patients-with-malignant-diseases
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Umma A Ibrahim, Aminu A Yusuf, Sagir G Ahmed
Cancer patients frequently present with anaemia that may result from the direct or indirect effects of the tumor or its treatment. Anaemia is an independent adverse prognostic factor that exerts negative influence on quality of life and survival of cancer patients. Anaemia in malignant disorders often arises from an interplay of multiple aetiological and pathophysiologic mechanisms. Understanding these mechanisms will help the oncologist identify and treat specific causes of the anaemia thereby minimizing the use of blood transfusion, which is associated with many adverse effects...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135891/successful-treatment-of-hypersplenism-in-wilson-s-disease-by-partial-splenic-embolization
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Liang-Yong Li, Huai-Zhen Chen, Yuan-Cheng Bao, Qing-Sheng Yu, Wen-Ming Yang
AIM: Hypersplenism can occur in patients with Wilson's disease (WD). Surgical splenectomy is a conventional treatment for this condition; however, emotional and neurological deterioration may follow splenectomy. In recent years, partial splenic embolization (PSE) has been increasingly performed as a nonsurgical alternative treatment for hypersplenism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of PSE compared with splenectomy in the treatment of hypersplenism in WD patients...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127481/severe-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-child-with-brucellosis-case-presentation-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Alexandros Makis, Aikaterini Perogiannaki, Nikolaos Chaliasos
Brucellosis is still endemic and a significant public health problem in many Mediterranean countries, including Greece. It is a multisystemic disease with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations including hematological disorders, such as anemia, pancytopenia, leucopenia, and thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia is usually moderate and attributed to bone marrow suppression or hypersplenism. Rarely, autoimmune stimulation can cause severe thrombocytopenia with clinically significant hemorrhagic manifestations...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035311/primary-splenic-lymphoma-current-diagnostic-trends
#4
EDITORIAL
Sachin B Ingle, Chitra R Hinge Ingle
The primary splenic lymphoma is extremely uncommon, can present with grave complications like hypersplenism and splenic rupture. In view of vague clinical presentation, it is difficult to arrive at the diagnosis. In such circumstances, histopathological diagnosis is very important. A precise diagnosis can only be made on histopathology and confirmed on immunohistochemistry.Emergency splenectomy is preferred as an effective therapeutic and diagnostic tool in cases with giant splenomegaly. Core biopsy is usually not advised due to a high risk of post-core biopsy complications in view of its high vascularity and fragility...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031104/hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-hypersplenic-thrombocytopenia-and-situs-inversus-totalis-a-case-report
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Jian-Bo Xu, Gang Xu, Guo-Feng Chen, Dian-Hua Gu, Jian-Huai Zhang, Fu-Zhen Qi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931577/liver-transplantation-in-polish-children-with-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-a-single-center-experience
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A Bakula, J Pawlowska, O Niewiadomska, I Jankowska, M Teisseyre, P Kaliciński, P Socha
BACKGROUND: α1-Antitrypsin deficiency (ATD) is the most common genetic cause of liver injury in young children. Asymptomatic hepatitis is observed in most patients. However, the course of liver disease due to ATD is unpredictable, and some children develop liver cirrhosis. Liver transplantation (Ltx) dramatically improves their outcome and in some cases is required in the first years of life. The aim of the study was to evaluate the course of the disease in children with ATD treated with Ltx in a single center...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920483/outcomes-of-partial-splenic-embolization-in-patients-with-massive-splenomegaly-due-to-idiopathic-portal-hypertension
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Omer Ozturk, Gonca Eldem, Bora Peynircioglu, Taylan Kav, Aysegul Görmez, Barbaros Erhan Cil, Ferhun Balkancı, Cenk Sokmensuer, Yusuf Bayraktar
AIM: To determine the outcomes of partial splenic embolization (PSE) for massive splenomegaly due to idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH). METHODS: In this prospective study, we evaluated the characteristics and prognosis of consecutive patients with IPH who underwent PSE for all indications at a single medical center between June 2009 and January 2015. The inclusion criteria were: presence of hypersplenism, massive splenomegaly, and resultant pancytopenia. The exclusion criteria were: presence of other diseases causing portal hypertension...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906797/non-cirrhotic-portal-fibrosis-in-pediatric-population
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Vikrant Sood, Bikrant Bihari Lal, Rajeev Khanna, Dinesh Rawat, Chhagan Bihari Sharma, Seema Alam
BACKGROUND: Non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis (NCPF) has been classically described as a disease of young to middle age with limited literature regarding its occurrence, onset or clinical presentation in children. We hereby present a series of 19 patients diagnosed and managed as NCPF in pediatric age group. METHODS: A retrospective review of all the patients presenting to the pediatric hepatology department (age < 18 years) and diagnosed as NCPF was done and data was evaluated...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898169/cross-sectional-analysis-of-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis-in-puerto-rican-children
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Dellys M Soler, Antonio I Del Valle, David Fernandez-Lube, Benjamin L Shneider
OBJECTIVE: Specific inherited disorders may be more common in island communities. Prior case reports suggest that cholestatic liver diseases may constitute a group of these inherited disorders in Puerto Rico. A cross-sectional survey of liver diseases in children was conducted to assess this hypothesis. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed in patients with chronic cholestasis at "Hospital Pediátrico Universitario" in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ten potential participants with high gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGTP) cholestasis were identified...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896406/evaluation-of-rex-shunt-on-cavernous-transformation-of-the-portal-vein-in-children
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Ruo-Yi Wang, Jun-Feng Wang, Xiao-Gang Sun, Qian Liu, Jia-Long Xu, Qi-Gang Lv, Wei-Xiu Chen, Jin-Liang Li
BACKGROUND: Children with cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV) develop severe complications from prehepatic portal hypertension, such as recurrent variceal bleeding and thrombocytopenia. In this study, we reported the results of 30 children with symptomatic CTPV that were treated by a Rex shunt. The effectiveness of this surgical approach was evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 30 children aged between 3 and 18 years with CTPV, who underwent a Rex shunt between 2008 and 2015...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860293/thrombocytopenia-in-chronic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Markus Peck-Radosavljevic
Thrombocytopenia is a common haematological disorder in patients with chronic liver disease. It is multifactorial and severity of liver disease is the most influential factor. As a result of the increased risk of bleeding, thrombocytopenia may impact upon medical procedures, such as surgery or liver biopsy. The pathophysiology of thrombocytopenia in chronic liver disease has long been associated with the hypothesis of hypersplenism, where portal hypertension causes pooling and sequestration of all corpuscular elements of the blood, predominantly thrombocytes, in the enlarged and congested spleen...
November 17, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803822/pancytopenia-in-a-patient-with-rendu-osler-weber-syndrome-and-uncommon-vascular-abnormalities
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Nicolò Binello, Antonio Gasbarrini, Eleonora Gaetani
Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome, or hereditary hemorrhagic teleangiectasia (HHT), is a rare autosomal dominant vascular disorder, characterized by multiple mucocutaneous teleangiectases with recurrent nasal and gastrointestinal bleedings and/or solid-organ arteriovenous shunts. We describe the first case to our knowledge of pancytopenia in a 53-year-old patient, with a known history of HHT and recurrent nasal and gastrointestinal bleedings, who was found to have a major splenic artery aneurysm and other uncommon vascular abnormalities...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757214/positive-impact-of-eculizumab-therapy-on-surgery-for-budd-chiari-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-and-a-long-term-history-of-thrombosis
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Silvia De-la-Iglesia, Hugo Luzardo, Angelina Lemes, Melissa Torres, Maria Teresa Gómez-Casares, Naylen Cruz, Teresa Molero
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is associated with severe end-organ damage and a high risk of thrombosis. Budd-Chiari syndrome, which develops after thrombotic occlusion of major hepatic blood vessels, is relatively common in PNH and has been associated with increased mortality. We report the case of a 46-year-old male with PNH who presented with Budd-Chiari syndrome associated with portal cavernoma, portal hypertension and hypersplenism. In September 2010, the patient suffered gastrointestinal bleeding, hematuria, and elevated plasma lactate dehydrogenase; he started eculizumab therapy with a good response...
September 28, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720430/the-role-of-splenectomy-before-liver-transplantation-in-biliary-atresia-patients
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Yoshiaki Takahashi, Toshiharu Matsuura, Yusuke Yanagi, Koichiro Yoshimaru, Tomoaki Taguchi
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: There is currently no unified view regarding whether liver transplantation or splenectomy should be performed for hypersplenism before liver transplantation in biliary atresia (BA) patients. We herein describe the efficacy of splenectomy before liver transplantation. METHODS: Splenectomy was performed in ten patients with hypersplenism associated with BA. We retrospectively reviewed their perioperative and postoperative courses, the number of leukocytes and thrombocytes, and the MELD score...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715476/individualized-laparoscopic-therapy-for-portal-hypertension-a-preliminary-single-center-experience
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Dou-Sheng Bai, Kui-Sheng Yang, Guo-Qing Jiang, Jian-Jun Qian, Ping Chen, Sheng-Jie Jin
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects and technical points of several individualized laparoscopic therapies for patients suffering from cirrhotic portal hypertension. METHODS: In total, 385 cirrhotic patients who underwent the treatment of individualized laparoscopic therapy from February 2012 to December 2015 at the Clinical Medical College of Yangzhou University were enrolled in this study. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data and the key technical points...
February 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703501/hypersplenism-history-and-current-status
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Yunfu Lv, Wan Yee Lau, Yejuan Li, Jie Deng, Xiaoyu Han, Xiaoguang Gong, Ning Liu, Hongfei Wu
Hypersplenism is a common disorder characterized by an enlarged spleen which causes rapid and premature destruction of blood cells. This review summarizes the history of hypersplenism, discuss its classification and pathogenesis, and examines its diagnosis and treatment options. We performed a comprehensive literature search using PubMed, Web of Knowledge and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database, reviewed hypersplenism-related articles and summarized the major findings. According to its etiological causes, hypersplenism is characterized by splenomegaly and peripheral cytopenias...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651335/management-of-the-splenic-vein-during-a-pancreaticoduodenectomy-with-venous-resection-for-malignancy
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REVIEW
Pietro Addeo, Gennaro Nappo, Emanuele Felli, Constantin Oncioiu, François Faitot, Philippe Bachellier
Nowadays, pancreaticoduodenectomies (PD) with an "en-bloc" resection of the spleno-mesenterico-portal (SMP) venous axis are safely performed at tertiary centers for patients presenting venous invasion. However, for tumors infiltrating the SMP confluence optimal management of the splenic vein (SV) remains a matter of debate. Simple SV ligation has been associated with the development of sinistral portal hypertension, gastrointestinal bleeding and hypersplenism over the long term. To avoid these complications, reconstructive methods such as the direct implantation of the SV into a SMP "neoconfluence", the inferior mesenteric vein-SV anastomosis and the distal spleno-renal shunt have been reported...
September 2016: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627911/can-hemozoin-alone-cause-host-anaemia
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Jun Sun, Su-Wen Wang, Chang-Long Jin, Xiao-Li Zeng, Xing-Yu Piao, Ling Bai, Dan-Li Tang, Chang-Le Ji
Both schistosomes and malaria parasites produce hemozoin and cause host anaemia. However, the relationship between anaemia and hemozoin is unclear. Although some studies have proposed that hemozoin is related to anaemia in malaria patients, whether hemozoin alone can cause anaemia in patients infected by malaria parasites or schistosomes is uncertain. To investigate the effect of hemozoin on hosts, β-haematin was injected intravenously to normal mice. Then, liver and spleen tissues were observed. Mouse blood was examined...
December 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609328/safety-and-effectiveness-of-total-splenic-vessel-ligations-in-paediatric-patients-with-splenomegaly
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Chen Zhen, Ma Lishuang, Zhang Jinshan, Qiao Guoliang, Zhang Zhen, Liu Shuili, Zhang Jun, Guan Kaoping, Li Long
BACKGROUNDS: Splenomegaly may contribute to hypersplenism and can result in thrombocytopenia. Many approaches are used to treat splenomegaly; however, the current management of splenomegaly has intrinsic limitations or disadvantages. Now, we initiate a new approach, that of total splenic vessel (artery and vein) ligations (TSVLs) in paediatric patients with splenomegaly. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the results obtained with TVSLs procedure for paediatric patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventeen paediatric patients with splenomegaly were screened for enrolment into this retrospective analysis...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602079/effects-of-phased-joint-intervention-on-rho-rock-expression-levels-in-patients-with-portal-hypertension
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Min Shi, Jue Wei, Wen-Ying Meng, Na Wang, Ting Wang, Yu-Gang Wang
The current study investigated the effects of phased joint intervention on clinical efficacy and Rho/Rho-associated coil protein kinase (ROCK) expression in patients with portal hypertension complicated by esophageal variceal bleeding (EVB) and hypersplenism. Patients with portal hypertension (n=53) caused by liver cirrhosis complicated by EVB and hypersplenism treated with phased joint intervention were assessed, and portal hemodynamics, blood, liver function, complications, and rebleeding incidence were analyzed...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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