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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244749/serum-levels-of-s100b-and-nse-proteins-in-patients-with-non-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-as-biomarkers-of-brain-ischemia-and-cerebral-vasculopathy
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Aikaterini Kanavaki, Konstantinos Spengos, Maria Moraki, Polyxeni Delaporta, Catherine Kariyannis, Ioannis Papassotiriou, Antonis Kattamis
Patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT) are at risk of developing brain ischemia. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) has been established as a useful screening tool of cerebrovascular disease in patients with sickle cell disease. Proteins neuron specific enolase (NSE) and S100B are biomarkers that reflect CNS injury. The purpose of this study is to evaluate cerebral vessel vasculopathy and brain damage in NTDT patients using non-invasive methods as TCD and measurement serum levels of NSE and S100B...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233055/universal-screening-program-in-pregnant-women-and-newborns-at-risk-for-sickle-cell-disease-first-report-from-northern-italy
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Mariachiara Lodi, Elena Bigi, Giovanni Palazzi, Lara Vecchi, Riccardo Morandi, Monica Setti, Silvana Borsari, Giuliano Bergonzini, Lorenzo Iughetti, Donatella Venturelli
The implementation of screening programs for early detection of patients with sickle cell disease has become necessary in Italy as a result of the high rate of migration from areas with a high prevalence of the disease (Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and the Balkans). Following a pilot study performed in the province of Modena, Italy in 2011-2013, an official screening program was established on May 31 2014 for all pregnant women, free-of-charge for the family according to the National Guidelines for Physiological Pregnancy...
December 12, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232169/dietary-nonheme-iron-is-equally-bioavailable-from-ferritin-or-ferrous-sulfate-in-thalassemia-intermedia
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Monica Khurana, Ellen B Fung, Elliott P Vichinsky, Elizabeth C Theil
Transfusion-independent patients with thalassemia intermedia (TI) develop fatal iron overload from excessive iron absorption triggered by ineffective erythropoiesis. More information about iron pharmacokinetics and nonheme, dietary iron absorption in such patients is needed to optimize management. To obtain more information, different forms of supplemental nonheme iron sources (ferritin and ferrous sulfate) were compared in 4 TI (hemoglobin <9 g/dL) and 6 control (hemoglobin 12-16 g/dL) patients. Serial serum iron concentrations were measured during the 24 hours following consumption of 1 mg/kg of elemental iron as ferritin or ferrous sulfate...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230919/parents-pain-medication-underdosing-is-associated-with-more-emergency-department-visits-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Andrea K Morrison, Matthew P Myrvik, David C Brousseau, Amy L Drendel, J Paul Scott, Alexis Visotcky, Julie A Panepinto
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between health literacy, medication knowledge, and pain treatment skills with emergency department (ED) use of parents of children with sickle cell disease (SCD). METHODS: Parents of children 1- to 12-years-old with SCD were enrolled. Health literacy was assessed using the Newest Vital Sign. Parents completed a structured interview assessing knowledge of the dosage and frequency of home pain medications and an applied skills task requiring them to dose a prescribed pain medication...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229715/a-15-year-old-boy-with-sickle-cell-disease-chest-pain-and-respiratory-distress
#5
Yves D Pastore, Nancy Robitaille, Veronique Naessens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229306/pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-quantification-in-anemic-subjects-with-hyperemic-cerebral-blood-flow
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Adam Bush, Yaqiong Chai, So Young Choi, Lena Vaclavu, Scott Holland, Aart Nederveen, Thomas Coates, John Wood
PURPOSE: To investigate possible sources of quantification errors in global cerebral blood flow (CBF) measurements by comparing pseudo continuous arterial spin labeling (PCASL) and phase contrast (PC) MRI in anemic, hyperemic subjects. METHODS: All studies were performed on a Philips 3T Achieva MRI scanner. PC and PCASL CBF examinations were performed in 10 healthy, young adult subjects and 18 young adults with chronic anemia syndromes including sickle cell disease and thalassemia...
December 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227829/a-long-noncoding-rna-from-the-hbs1l-myb-intergenic-region-on-chr6q23-regulates-human-fetal-hemoglobin-expression
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Tasha A Morrison, Ibifiri Wilcox, Hong-Yuan Luo, John J Farrell, Ryo Kurita, Yukio Nakamura, George J Murphy, Shuaiying Cui, Martin H Steinberg, David H K Chui
The HBS1L-MYB intergenic region (chr6q23) regulates erythroid cell proliferation, maturation, and fetal hemoglobin (HbF) expression. An enhancer element within this locus, highlighted by a 3-bp deletion polymorphism (rs66650371), is known to interact with the promoter of the neighboring gene, MYB, to increase its expression, thereby regulating HbF production. RNA polymerase II binding and a 50-bp transcript from this enhancer region reported in ENCODE datasets suggested the presence of a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA)...
November 29, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227167/diagnosis-of-platelet-function-disorders-a-standardized-rational-and-modular-flow-cytometric-approach
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Oliver Andres, Katja Henning, Gabriele Strauß, Annerose Pflug, Georgi Manukjan, Harald Schulze
A high proportion of patients with mucocutaneous bleeding diathesis and suspected inherited or acquired platelet disorder remain without diagnosis even after comprehensive laboratory testing. Since flow cytometry allows investigation of resting and activated platelets on the single cell level by requiring only minimal amounts of blood, this method has become an important assay within the diagnostic algorithm, especially in pediatrics. We therefore developed a standardized and modular flow cytometric approach that contributes to clarify impaired platelet function in a rational step-by-step manner...
December 11, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226645/thrombophilic-mutations-among-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Rim B Nefissi, Faida Ouali, Taieb Massaoud, Nasreddine Gritli
BACKGROUND: Factor V-Leiden (FVL), Prothrombin (PRT) G20210A, and Methylene Tetrahydro Folate Reductase (MTHFR) C677T and A1298C mutations are major inherited risk factors of thrombotic complications. Our aim in this study was to investigate the prevalence of these mutations among Tunisian sickle cell patients. METHODS: Study subjects comprised 64 patients and 100 healthy controls. FVL, PRT G20210A, and MTHFR genotypes were determined using a reverse dot blot based method...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226507/age-is-the-only-predictor-of-small-decrease-in-lung-function-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Shaina M Willen, Robyn Cohen, Mark Rodeghier, Fenella Kirkham, Susan S Redline, Carol Rosen, Jane Kirkby, Michael R DeBaun
The longitudinal pattern of lung function in children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) has shown a decrease in FEV1 % predicted, a risk factor for death in adults with SCA, but predictors for this decline are poorly characterized. In a prospective longitudinal multi-center cohort of children with SCA, we tested the hypotheses that: 1) FEV1 % predicted declines over time; and 2) SCA-specific characteristics and therapy predict this decline. At three clinical centers, children with SCA (HbSS or HbSβ0 thalassemia), unselected for respiratory disease, were enrolled in the Sleep and Asthma Cohort (SAC) study...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225982/sarcomatoid-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-an-adolescent-with-sickle-cell-anaemia
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H R Ahmad, J A Faruk, M A Bugaje, A Solomon, M O A Samaila, R M Akuse
Malignancies have been reported to occur in people with sickle cell disease. Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC), also tagged seventh sickle cell nephropathy, is an aggressive cancer seen almost exclusively in people with sickle cell disease with more than 160 cases reported worldwide, but only few cases were reported in patients with sickle cell anaemia (HBSS) and from Nigeria. Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma is a renal tumour of any histologic variant containing foci of high-grade malignant spindle cells. We report an adolescent girl with sickle cell anaemia (HBSS) who presented with left renal tumour, histology of which confirmed a diagnosis of sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma (sRCC)...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224750/blood-transfusion-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-undergoing-tonsillectomy
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Carlyn M Atwood, Sharon H Gnagi, Ronald J Teufel, Shaun A Nguyen, David R White
INTRODUCTION: Tonsillectomy is the second most common surgery in children with sickle cell disease. These children are at an increased risk of perioperative complications due to vaso-occlusive events. Although controversial, preoperative blood transfusions are sometimes given in an effort to prevent such complications. The purpose of this study is to analyze trends in the use of blood transfusion for management of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) undergoing tonsillectomy in a national database...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223211/perinatal-and-neonatal-implications-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Cathi Phillips, Margaret Peggy Boyd
Sickle cell disease is the genetic disorder most commonly detected with state-mandated newborn screening. Women with sickle cell disease struggle with psychosocial, emotional, and physical challenges throughout their lives. Pregnancy for women with sickle cell disease brings greater risk for maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality and increased likelihood of hospitalization for complications, including sickle cell pain crisis. Chronic maternal opioid use for pain can place newborns at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome...
December 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222304/targeting-novel-mechanisms-of-pain-in-sickle-cell-disease
#14
REVIEW
Huy Tran, Mihir Gupta, Kalpna Gupta
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) suffer from intense pain that can start during infancy and increase in severity throughout life, leading to hospitalization and poor quality of life. A unique feature of SCD is vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) characterized by episodic, recurrent, and unpredictable episodes of acute pain. Microvascular obstruction during a VOC leads to impaired oxygen supply to the periphery and ischemia reperfusion injury, inflammation, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction, all of which may perpetuate a noxious microenvironment leading to pain...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222303/responsiveness-of-patient-reported-outcome-measurement-information-system-promis-pain-domains-and-disease-specific-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-children-and-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease
#15
REVIEW
Susanna Curtis, Amanda M Brandow
Case 1: A 33-year-old man with hemoglobin SS (homozygous hemoglobin S) disease presents for his regular clinic visit. He had 6 hospital admissions for pain over the past year. He also has avascular necrosis of the right hip. He takes daily hydroxyurea with hematologic changes indicative of compliance. He also takes morphine sustained release twice daily and morphine immediate release every 6 hours as needed for pain. He feels that more optimal pain control at home would help him reduce his number of hospital admissions in the upcoming year and improve his daily functioning at home...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222302/pain-measurement-tools-in-sickle-cell-disease-where-are-we-now
#16
REVIEW
Deepika S Darbari, Amanda M Brandow
Pain is a complex multidimensional experience and the most common morbidity in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Tools to assess pain can be of use not only to guide pain treatment but also to provide insight into underlying pain neurobiology. Mechanisms of pain in SCD are multifactorial and are not completely elucidated. Although vaso-occlusion of microcirculation by sickled red cells is believed to be the underlying mechanism of acute vaso-occlusive pain, mechanisms for chronic pain and the transition from acute to chronic pain are under investigation...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222301/optimizing-the-care-model-for-an-uncomplicated-acute-pain-episode-in-sickle-cell-disease
#17
REVIEW
Paul Telfer, Banu Kaya
The pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and natural history of acute pain in sickle cell disease are unique and require a disease-centered approach that also applies general principles of acute and chronic pain management. The majority of acute pain episodes are managed at home without the need to access health care. The long-term consequences of poorly treated acute pain include chronic pain, adverse effects of chronic opioid usage, psychological maladjustment, poor quality of life, and excessive health care utilization...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222291/evolving-treatment-paradigms-in-sickle-cell-disease
#18
REVIEW
Ramasamy Jagadeeswaran, Angela Rivers
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inheritable hemoglobinopathy characterized by polymerization of hemoglobin S in red blood cells resulting in chronic hemolytic anemia, vaso-occlusive painful crisis, and multiorgan damage. In SCD, an increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation occurs both inside the red blood cells and inside the vascular lumen, which augment hemolysis and cellular adhesion. This review discusses the evolving body of literature on the role of ROS in the pathophysiology of SCD as well as some emerging therapeutic approaches to SCD with a focus on the reduction of ROS...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222290/chronic-organ-failure-in-adult-sickle-cell-disease
#19
REVIEW
Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease is now a chronic adult illness characterized by progressive multiorgan failure, particularly involving the brain and kidney. The etiology is multifactorial; it includes hemolysis and nitric oxide deficiency. As patients age, most experience neurologic insult. Twenty-five percent of older adults have had a clinical stroke and at least half of the population have had a silent infarct, cortical atrophy, and neurocognitive impairment. Periodic screening with neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing is recommended...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222289/what-is-the-role-of-screening-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-adults-and-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
#20
REVIEW
Shaina M Willen, Mark T Gladwin
Patient case: An 18-year-old male patient with homozygous hemoglobin SS disease was evaluated for progressive dyspnea and elevated tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRV) on echocardiography. The patient's case is described in detail in Lancet1 He had been treated with regular transfusions since childhood for stroke, had rare episodes of vaso-occlusive pain episodes, and did not take narcotic pain medications. He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema. His laboratory tests were notable for a total hemoglobin level of 11...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
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