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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629435/eculizumab-treatment-stochastic-occurrence-of-c3-binding-to-individual-pnh-erythrocytes
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Michela Sica, Tommaso Rondelli, Patrizia Ricci, Maria De Angioletti, Antonio M Risitano, Rosario Notaro
BACKGROUND: C5 blockade by eculizumab prevents complement-mediated intravascular hemolysis in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). However, C3-bound PNH red blood cells (RBCs), arising in almost all treated patients, may undergo extravascular hemolysis reducing clinical benefits. Despite the uniform deficiency of CD55 and of CD59, there are always two distinct populations of PNH RBCs, with (C3+) and without (C3-) C3 binding. METHODS: To investigate this paradox, the phenomenon has been modeled in vitro by incubating RBCs from eculizumab untreated PNH patients with compatible sera containing eculizumab, and by assessing the C3 binding after activation of complement alternative pathway...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622783/-biological-diagnosis-of-iron-deficiency-in-children
#2
I Thuret
Measurement of serum ferritin (SF) is currently the laboratory test recommended for diagnosing iron deficiency. In the absence of an associated disease, a low SF value is an early and highly specific indicator of iron deficiency. The WHO criteria proposed to define depleted storage iron are 12μg/L for children under 5 years and 15μg/L for those over 5 years. A higher threshold of 30μg/L is used in the presence of infection or inflammation. Iron deficiency anemia, with typical low mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin, is only present at the end stage of iron deficiency...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618975/a-black-cohosh-extract-causes-hematologic-and-biochemical-changes-consistent-with-a-functional-cobalamin-deficiency-in-female-b6c3f1-n-mice
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Michelle C Cora, William Gwinn, Ralph Wilson, Debra King, Suramya Waidyanatha, Grace E Kissling, Sukhdev S Brar, Dorian Olivera, Chad Blystone, Greg Travlos
Black cohosh rhizome, available as a dietary supplement, is most commonly marketed as a remedy for dysmenorrhea and menopausal symptoms. A previous subchronic toxicity study of black cohosh dried ethanolic extract (BCE) in female mice revealed a dose-dependent ineffective erythropoiesis with a macrocytosis consistent with the condition known as megaloblastic anemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential mechanisms by which BCE induces these particular hematological changes. B6C3F1/N female mice (32/group) were exposed by gavage to vehicle or 1,000 mg/kg BCE for 92 days...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615853/genotoxic-potential-of-fasciolagigantica-infection-in-experimentally-infected-rabbits
#4
M A Hannan Khan, P A A Shareef, Abdur Rehman, Rizwan Ullah, Lubna Rehman, S M A Abidi
A number of parasitic platyhelminthes are known to cause genotoxicity in humans and animals. However no such information is available on tropical liver fluke, Fasciola gigantica, which incurs huge economic losses worldwide. In the present study the genotoxic potential of F. gigantica infection in rabbits, experimentally infected with the metacercarial cysts of this parasite, has been investigated using the standard comet assay and micronucleus (MNi) test on the isolated hepatocytes and the whole blood from the infected rabbits...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612574/-optimization-ofpig-agene-mutation-in-rats-and-assessment-of-time-dependent-and-dose-response-relationship-of-n-ethyl-n-nitrosourea
#5
Si-Jia Ma, Jiao Huo, Jin-Yao Chen, Qi-Yan Chen, Li-Shi Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To optimize the method of Pig-a mutation assay, and to explore the time-dependent and dose-response relationship of N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU). METHODS: Thirty rats were randomly assigned to 5 groups: treated with PBS (control group)or different doses of ENU (10, 20, 40 and 80 mg/kg) for 3 d by oral gavage. Blood samples were collected at 0 d, 15 d, 30 d, 45 d, 60 d, 75 d and 90 d. After enrichment, erythrocytes were incubated with Anti-CD59-APC and SYTO 13 nucleic acid dye solution...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609750/association-of-plasma-cd40l-with-acute-chest-syndrome-in-sickle-cell-anemia
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Vanessa Tonin Garrido, Laura Sonzogni, Siana Nkya Mtatiro, Fernando F Costa, Nicola Conran, Swee Lay Thein
Platelet activation and platelet-derived cytokines contribute to the vascular inflammation and increased thrombotic activity known to occur in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA). CD40 ligand (CD40L), a platelet-associated pro-inflammatory molecule that promotes endothelial cell activation, is elevated in the circulation of SCA patients. We sought to evaluate the association of CD40L and inflammation with sickle-related clinical complications and laboratory variables in SCA patients. Soluble CD40L, thrombospondin (TSP)-1 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α were determined in the platelet-poor plasma of healthy individuals and steady-state SCA patients by ELISA...
June 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609534/effect-of-low-dose-ferrous-sulfate-vs-iron-polysaccharide-complex-on-hemoglobin-concentration-in-young-children-with-nutritional-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jacquelyn M Powers, George R Buchanan, Leah Adix, Song Zhang, Ang Gao, Timothy L McCavit
Importance: Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) affects millions of persons worldwide, and is associated with impaired neurodevelopment in infants and children. Ferrous sulfate is the most commonly prescribed oral iron despite iron polysaccharide complex possibly being better tolerated. Objective: To compare the effect of ferrous sulfate with iron polysaccharide complex on hemoglobin concentration in infants and children with nutritional IDA. Design, Setting, and Participants: Double-blind, superiority randomized clinical trial of infants and children aged 9 to 48 months with nutritional IDA (assessed by history and laboratory criteria) that was conducted in an outpatient hematology clinic at a US tertiary care hospital from September 2013 through November 2015; 12-week follow-up ended in January 2016...
June 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596707/red-cell-distribution-width-rdw-as-a-biomarker-for-respiratory-failure-in-a-pediatric-icu
#8
Tom Schepens, Jozef J De Dooy, Walter Verbrugghe, Philippe G Jorens
BACKGROUND: The red cell distribution width (RDW) is a widely available, inexpensive, and highly reproducible test that reflects the range of the red cell sizes. Any process that releases reticulocytes in the circulation will result in an increase in RDW. Elevated RDW values are linked to worsened pulmonary function in the adult population. We performed a retrospective cohort study to describe the association between RDW and respiratory failure in critically ill children in a in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in a tertiary university hospital...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596658/usefulness-of-reticulocyte-parameters-for-diagnosis-of-hereditary-spherocytosis-in-children
#9
Olga Ciepiela, Anna Adamowicz-Salach, Andżelika Radgowska, Katarzyna Żbikowska, Iwona Kotuła
Innovations in laboratory equipment have enabled a widening of the spectrum of hematological parameters obtained from single measurements of peripheral blood samples, including reticulocyte parameters. The usefulness of reticulocytes indices to confirm the diagnosis of pediatric anemia was analyzed in this study. The study group consisted of 163 children, aged 1 month-17 years, with anemia. Complete blood count extended with an analysis of reticulocyte parameters were measured using a Beckman Coulter LH 750...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596226/autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-associated-with-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-use
#10
Jillian Frieder, Jason Aboudi Mouabbi, Rami Zein, Tariq Hadid
PURPOSE: A case report of drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA) triggered by exposure to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is presented along with a brief review of the pathophysiology of DIIHA and diagnostic considerations. SUMMARY: A 58-year-old woman recently initiated on trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for treatment of a urinary tract infection presented to the emergency department with generalized weakness and fatigue. Initial laboratory studies were significant for the following values: hemoglobin concentration, 5...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594960/a-portable-image-based-cytometer-for-rapid-malaria-detection-and-quantification
#11
Dahou Yang, Gowtham Subramanian, Jinming Duan, Shaobing Gao, Li Bai, Rajesh Chandramohanadas, Ye Ai
Increasing resistance by malaria parasites to currently used antimalarials across the developing world warrants timely detection and classification so that appropriate drug combinations can be administered before clinical complications arise. However, this is often challenged by low levels of infection (referred to as parasitemia) and presence of predominantly young parasitic forms in the patients' peripheral blood. Herein, we developed a simple, inexpensive and portable image-based cytometer that detects and numerically counts Plasmodium falciparum infected red blood cells (iRBCs) from Giemsa-stained smears derived from infected blood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591790/asian-g6pd-mahidol-reticulocytes-sustain-normal-plasmodium-vivax-development
#12
Germana Bancone, Benoit Malleret, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Nongnud Chowwiwat, Cindy S Chu, Rose McGready, Laurent Rénia, François Nosten, Bruce Russell
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is the most common enzymatic disorder in humans and appears to be protective against falciparum severe malaria. Controversially, it is also thought that Plasmodium vivax has driven the recent selection of G6PD alleles. We use an experimental approach to determine whether G6PD-MahidolG487A variant, a widespread cause of severe G6PD deficiency in Southeast Asia, provides a barrier against vivax malaria. Our results show that the immature reticulocytes (CD71+) targeted by P...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582607/phase-2-study-of-intrabone-single-unit-cord-blood-transplantation-for-hematological-malignancies
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Makoto Murata, Yoshinobu Maeda, Masayoshi Masuko, Yasushi Onishi, Tomoyuki Endo, Seitaro Terakura, Yuichi Ishikawa, Chisako Iriyama, Yoko Ushijima, Tatsunori Goto, Nobuharu Fujii, Mitsune Tanimoto, Hironori Kobayashi, Yasuhiko Shibasaki, Noriko Fukuhara, Yoshihiro Inamoto, Ritsuro Suzuki, Yoshihisa Kodera, Tadashi Matsushita, Hitoshi Kiyoi, Tomoki Naoe, Tetsuya Nishida
The outcomes of cord blood transplantation with non-irradiated reduced-intensity conditioning for hematological malignancies need to be improved because of graft failure and delayed engraftment. Intrabone infusion of cord blood cells has the potential to resolve the problems. In this phase 2 study, twenty-one adult patients with hematological malignancy received intrabone transplantation of serological HLA-A, B, and DR ≥4/6 matched single cord blood with a median number of cryopreserved total nucleated cells of 2...
June 5, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582601/hematologic-ris-for-healthy-water-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis-in-southern-mexico
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Oswaldo M Torres-Chable, Nadia F Ojeda-Robertos, Alfonso J Chay-Canul, Jorge A Peralta-Torres, Carlos Luna-Palomera, Nahum Brindis-Vazquez, Bradley J Blitvich, Carlos Machain-Williams, Julian E Garcia-Rejon, Carlos M Baak-Baak, Karin S Dorman, Miguel A Alegria-Lopez
BACKGROUND: Baseline hematologic data are used by veterinarians and wildlife biologists to perform health assessments on target animal species. Hematologic measurements are influenced by various factors including geography. Baseline hematologic RIs have been established for domestic water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) from various countries in the Eastern Hemisphere, but these data are not readily available for the Western Hemisphere. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine hematologic values for domestic water buffaloes from several commercial farms in southern Mexico...
June 5, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578339/erythrocyte-sodium-sensitivity-and-eryptosis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Anna Meyring-Wösten, Viktoriya Kuntsevich, Israel Campos, Schantel Williams, Jie Ma, Samir Patel, Chiarra Ornillo, Stephan Thijssen, Peter Kotanko
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In hemodialysis (HD) patients the endothelial and erythrocyte glycocalyx is impaired which in turn correlates with elevated erythrocyte sodium sensitivity (ESS). Additionally, apoptotic erythrocyte death (eryptosis), characterized by phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure on the cell surface, is increased in this population. We aimed to explore the relationship of ESS and eryptosis. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 11 healthy controls and 20 chronic HD patients before and after midweek HD...
2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577647/foxo3-gene-expression-and-oxidative-status-in-beta-thalassemia-minor-subjects
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Sandra Stella Lazarte, María Eugenia Mónaco, Magdalena María Terán, Ana Cecilia Haro, Miryam Emilse Ledesma Achem, Blanca Alicia Issé
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress may aggravate symptoms of hemolytic anemias such as beta-thalassemia. FoxO3 activation results in resistance to oxidative stress in fibroblasts and neuronal cell cultures. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to study FoxO3 gene expression and oxidative status in beta-thalassemia minor individuals. METHODS: Sixty-three subjects (42 apparently healthy individuals and 21 with beta-thalassemia minor) were analyzed at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, between September 2013 and June 2014...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570310/terminal-maturation-of-orthochromatic-erythroblasts-is-impaired-in-burn-patients
#17
Shirin Hasan, Michael J Mosier, Peggie Conrad, Andrea Szilagyi, Richard L Gamelli, Kuzhali Muthumalaiappan
Mechanisms of erythropoietin (Epo)-resistant anemia in burn patients are poorly understood. We have recently found that administering a nonselective beta 1,2-adrenergic blocker propranolol (PR) was effective in reversing myelo-erythroid commitment through MafB regulation and increase megakaryocyte erythrocyte progenitors in burn patients' PBMC-derived ex vivo culture system. Having known that Epo-dependent proliferation of early erythroblasts is intact after burn injury, here we inquired whether or not Epo-independent maturation stage of erythropoiesis is affected by burn injury and the relative role of PR on late-stage erythropoiesis...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566804/reticulocyte-and-erythrocyte-hypochromia-markers-in-detection-of-iron-deficiency-in-adolescent-female-athletes
#18
J Malczewska-Lenczowska, J Orysiak, B Szczepańska, D Turowski, K Burkhard-Jagodzińska, J Gajewski
The aim of this study was to analyse the effectiveness of new haematology parameters related to reticulocytes and mature red blood cells to differentiate pre latent and latent iron deficiency. The study included 219 female athletes (aged 15-20 years) representing volleyball, handball, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing, swimming and judo. To assess iron status the concentration of ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), iron and total iron binding capacity (TIBC) were determined in serum. In addition to blood morphology, the mean cellular haemoglobin content in erythrocytes (CH) and reticulocytes (CHr), mean cellular haemoglobin concentration in reticulocytes (CHCMr), the percentage of erythrocytes (HYPOm) and reticulocytes (HYPOr) with decreased cellular haemoglobin concentration, the percentage of erythrocytes (LowCHm) and reticulocytes (LowCHr) with decreased cellular haemoglobin content, and percentage of erythrocytes with decreased volume (MICROm) were determined...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557391/-age-features-peripheral-link-erythron-rats-and-its-status-with-experimental-cardiosclerosis
#19
T Yu Rebrova, S A Afanasiev, A A Сhurin, E P Fedorova, T Yu Lamzina, S V Popov
Studied the performance of the peripheral unit erythrone rats aged 4 months (1st group) 12 months (2nd group) and 24 months (3rd group). Each age group (n=20) consisted of 10 intact animals and 10 animals c postinfarction cardiosclerosis (PICS). In the group of animals 24 months of age was showed an increase in the number of erythrocytes in the absence of difference in the amount of reticulocytes. Expressed anisocytosis and decrease in hemoglobin synthesis in animals of this age group suggests that the age-related disorders maturation of erythroid cells...
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555068/acute-phase-proteins-for-monitoring-hematopoietic-recovery-after-early-engrafting-of-cd34-peripheral-blood-stem-cells-for-autografting-or-allografting-in-patients-with-malignant-diseases
#20
Krzysztof Gawroński, Ryszard Tomasiuk, Gabriel Wcisło, Piotr Rzepecki, Jarosław Wajs
BACKGROUND Neutropenic fever (NF) is associated with delayed engraftment after peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT). MATERIAL AND METHODS We followed the levels of acute-phase proteins (APPs) serially in 60 patients after peripheral blood stem-cell autograft (n=39) or peripheral blood stem-cell allograft (n=21) for hematologic malignancies and germinal tumors; we then examined the correlation of those levels with the presence of fever and with markers of engraftment. RESULTS Fever (present in 60% of patients) was associated with a highly statistically significant delay in reaching conventional engraftment targets (ANC >500/μL [0...
May 30, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
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