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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913922/a-clinically-meaningful-fetal-hemoglobin-threshold-for-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia-during-hydroxyurea-therapy
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Jeremie H Estepp, Matthew P Smeltzer, Guolian Kang, Chen Li, Winfred C Wang, Christina Abrams, Banu Aygun, Russell E Ware, Kerri Nottage, Jane S Hankins
Hydroxyurea has proven clinical benefits and is recommended to be offered to all children with sickle cell anemia (SCA), but the optimal dosing regimen remains controversial. Induction of red blood cell fetal hemoglobin (HbF) by hydroxyurea appears to be dose-dependent. However, it is unknown whether maximizing HbF% improves clinical outcomes. HUSTLE (NCT00305175) is a prospective observational study with a primary goal of describing the long-term clinical effects of hydroxyurea escalated to maximal tolerated dose (MTD) in children with SCA...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898272/iron-deficiency-was-not-the-major-cause-of-anemia-in-rural-women-of-reproductive-age-in-sidama-zone-southern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tafere Gebreegziabher, Barbara J Stoecker
BACKGROUND: Anemia, which has many etiologies, is a moderate/severe public health problem in young children and women of reproductive age in many developing countries. The aim of this study was to investigate prevalence of iron deficiency, anemia, and iron deficiency anemia using multiple biomarkers and to evaluate their association with food insecurity and food consumption patterns in non-pregnant women from a rural area of southern Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 202 rural women of reproductive age in southern Ethiopia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863145/associations-between-endothelial-dysfunction-and-clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-in-children-and-adolescents-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Rozana Santos Teixeira, Regina Terse-Ramos, Tatiane Anunciação Ferreira, Vinícius Ramos Machado, Marya Izadora Perdiz, Isa Menezes Lyra, Valma Lopes Nascimento, Ney Boa-Sorte, Bruno B Andrade, Ana Marice Ladeia
BACKGROUND: Hematological changes can drive damage of endothelial cells, which potentially lead to an early endothelial dysfunction in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA). An association may exist between endothelial dysfunction and several clinical manifestations of SCA. The present study aims to evaluate the links between changes in endothelial function and clinical and laboratory parameters in children and adolescents with SCA. METHODS: This study included 40 children and adolescents with stable SCA as well as 25 healthy children; aged 6-18 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857410/determinants-of-anemia-among-women-and-children-in-nepal-and-pakistan-an-analysis-of-recent-national-survey-data
#4
Kassandra L Harding, Victor M Aguayo, Grace Namirembe, Patrick Webb
Anemia remains one of the most intractable public health challenges in South Asia. This paper analyzes individual-level and household-level determinants of anemia among children and women in Nepal and Pakistan. Applying multivariate modified Poisson models to recent national survey data, we find that the prevalence of anemia was significantly higher among women from the poorest households in Pakistan (adjusted prevalence ratio [95% CI]: 1.10 [1.04-1.17]), women lacking sanitation facilities in Nepal (1.22 [1...
August 31, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854239/helicobacter-pylori-saba-gene-is-associated-with-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-childhood-and-adolescence
#5
Seiichi Kato, Takako Osaki, Shigeru Kamiya, Xue-Song Zhang, Martin J Blaser
BACKGROUND: Gastric Helicobacter pylori colonization leads to iron deficiency anemia (IDA), especially in children and adolescents. However the pathogenesis is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify specific H. pylori genes involved in IDA development, by comparing bacterial genome-wide expression profiling in patients affected or not. METHODS: H. pylori were isolated from four children with IDA and four from matched controls without IDA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852503/lower-incidence-of-respiratory-infections-among-iron-deficient-children-in-kilimanjaro-tanzania
#6
Katherine Wander, Bettina Shell-Duncan, Eleanor Brindle
Objective: We posited a trade-off in iron nutrition, with iron deficiency decreasing risk for infection by depriving infectious agents of iron while increasing risk for infection by compromising immune protection. We described associations between iron deficiency and prevalent and incident infectious disease episodes and cell-mediated immunity (CMI) among 283 children in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Methodology: Whole blood specimens were evaluated for hemoglobin and dried blood spots (DBS) were evaluated for biomarkers of iron deficiency (transferrin receptor) and inflammation (C-reactive protein and α1-acid glycoprotein)...
2017: Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834316/history-of-parvovirus-b19-infection-is-associated-with-silent-cerebral-infarcts
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Foluso J Ogunsile, Kelli L Currie, Mark Rodeghier, Adetola Kassim, Michael R DeBaun, Deva Sharma
BACKGROUND: The relationship between silent cerebral infarcts (SCIs) and history of parvovirus B19 (B19V) has not been systematically evaluated. As an ancillary study from the Silent Cerebral Infarct Trial (SIT) (NCT00072761), we tested the hypothesis that a history of B19V infection is associated with an increased prevalence of SCIs in children with sickle cell anemia. PROCEDURE: We used a retrospective cross-sectional cohort study design; each participant underwent a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and medical record review for prior B19V infection (n = 958)...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834130/lack-of-mortality-in-22-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia-and-severe-malarial-anemia
#8
Robert O Opoka, Paul Bangirana, Richard Idro, Estela Shabani, Ruth Namazzi, Chandy C John
Retrospective studies suggest that there is high mortality in children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) and severe malaria. We assessed mortality in Ugandan children with severe malarial anemia (SMA, n = 232) or cerebral malaria (CM, n = 267) by sickle cell hemoglobin genotype. Admission and 2-year follow-up mortality did not differ among children with SMA who had homozygous form of sickle cell hemoglobin (HbSS) versus normal form of adult hemoglobin (admission, 0/22, 0%, vs. 1/208, 0.5%; follow-up, 1/22, 4.5%; 7/207, 3...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826251/prevalence-of-iron-deficiency-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-the-northern-and-southern-provinces-of-rwanda
#9
Moira Donahue Angel, Peter Berti, Kendra Siekmans, Pierrot Lundimu Tugirimana, Erick Boy
BACKGROUND: Anemia remains a public health problem in Rwanda, affecting 38% of young children and 17% of reproductive-aged women (Demographic and Health Survey [DHS] 2010). The importance of iron deficiency (ID) as a cause of anemia in Rwanda is not known. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to estimate the prevalence of ID and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) among young children and women in 2 provinces of Rwanda. METHODS: We conducted a cluster randomized survey, selecting 408 rural households each in the Northern and Southern Provinces of Rwanda in 2010...
January 1, 2017: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821470/design-of-the-drepagreffe-trial-a-prospective-controlled-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-benefit-of-genoidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-over-chronic-transfusion-in-sickle-cell-anemia-children-detected-to-be-at-risk-of-stroke-by-transcranial
#10
Sylvie Chevret, Suzanne Verlhac, Elisabeth Ducros-Miralles, Jean-Hugues Dalle, Regis Peffault de Latour, Mariane de Montalembert, Malika Benkerrou, Corinne Pondarré, Isabelle Thuret, Corinne Guitton, Emmanuelle Lesprit, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Gisèle Elana, Jean-Pierre Vannier, Patrick Lutz, Bénédicte Neven, Claire Galambrun, Catherine Paillard, Camille Runel, Charlotte Jubert, Cécile Arnaud, Annie Kamdem, Valentine Brousse, Florence Missud, Marie Petras, Lydia Doumdo-Divialle, Claire Berger, Françoise Fréard, Olivier Taieb, Elise Drain, Monique Elmaleh, Manuela Vasile, Yacine Khelif, Myriam Bernaudin, Philippe Chadebech, France Pirenne, Gérard Socié, Françoise Bernaudin
BACKGROUND: Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have an 11% risk of stroke by the age of 18. Chronic transfusion applied in patients detected to be at risk by transcranial Doppler allows a significant reduction of stroke risk. However, chronic transfusion exposes to several adverse events, including alloimmunization and iron overload, and is not curative. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation allows termination of the transfusion program, but its benefit has not been demonstrated...
August 15, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815341/de-novo-weekly-and-biweekly-darbepoetin-alfa-dosing-in-pediatric-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Bradley A Warady, John Barcia, Nadine Benador, Augustina Jankauskiene, Kurt Olson, Ludmila Podracka, Aleksey Shavkin, Poyyapakkam Srivaths, Cynthia J Wong, Jeffrey Petersen
BACKGROUND: Darbepoetin alfa is a commonly prescribed erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) for correcting anemia in pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. However, little information exists on its use in ESA-naïve patients. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of darbepoetin alfa in pediatric patients initiating ESA therapy. METHODS: One-hundred sixteen pediatric ESA-naïve subjects (aged 1-18 years) with CKD stages 3-5D and hemoglobin (Hb) <10 g/dl from 43 centers in the US, Europe, and Mexico were randomized by age (three groups) and dialysis status (yes vs...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814393/soya-maize-and-sorghum-based-ready-to-use-therapeutic-food-with-amino-acid-is-as-efficacious-as-the-standard-milk-and-peanut-paste-based-formulation-for-the-treatment-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-a-noninferiority-individually-randomized-controlled
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Paluku Bahwere, Peter Akomo, Mwawi Mwale, Hitoshi Murakami, Chrissy Banda, Sylvester Kathumba, Chimwemwe Banda, Solomon Jere, Kate Sadler, Steve Collins
Background: Development of more cost-effective ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) is a global public health priority. To date, previous lower-cost recipes have been less effective than the standard peanut and milk (PM)-based RUTF, particularly in children aged <24 mo.Objective: We aimed to compare the efficacy of the PM-RUTF to a milk-free soya, maize, and sorghum (FSMS)-RUTF enriched with crystalline amino acids without cow milk powder and a milk, soya, maize, and sorghum (MSMS)-RUTF containing 9.3% skim cow milk powder...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805668/locally-sustainable-school-lunch-intervention-improves-hemoglobin-and-hematocrit-levels-and-body-mass-index-among-elementary-schoolchildren-in-rural-west-java-indonesia
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Makiko Sekiyama, Katrin Roosita, Ryutaro Ohtsuka
School lunch is not provided in public elementary schools in Indonesia, and students frequently buy and eat snacks at school. We hypothesized that providing a traditional Sundanese meal as school lunch would be beneficial for children in rural West Java. To test this hypothesis, we evaluated the effect of a 1-month school lunch intervention aiming at sustainability and based on children's nutritional intake, hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, and body mass index (BMI). A lunch (including rice, vegetable dish, animal protein dish, plant protein dish, and fruit) containing one-third of the recommended daily allowance of energy was offered every school day for 1 month, targeting 68 fourth-grade elementary schoolchildren...
August 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798774/multiple-osteolytic-lesions-causing-hypercalcemia-a-rare-presentation-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#14
Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Ubaid, Syeda Taliya Rizvi
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is characterized by unchecked proliferation of malignant lymphoblasts which replaces the normal bone marrow culminating in anemia due to red blood cells inadequacy as well as in easy bruising/bleeding secondary to insufficient platelets production. Even the white blood cells which are produced excessively are immature and abnormal. ALL is the most common hematological malignancy in children. Most commonly, patients present with lymphadenopathy, recurrent infections, bleeding, fatigue, and bone pains...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783617/an-age-dependent-response-to-hydroxyurea-in-pediatric-sickle-cell-anemia-patients-with-alpha-thalassemia-trait
#15
Lisa Figueiredo, Kerry Morrone, Catherine Wei, Karen Ireland, Hillel W Cohen, Catherine Driscoll, Deepa Manwani
Hydroxyurea (HU) is a key drug therapy for individuals with sickle cell anemia (SCA), yet its clinical and hematologic responses can be variable. Various studies have reported the role of α-thalassemia as one of the most prevalent heritable traits that may modify HU response. We provide data from 62 pediatric and adolescent patients with SCA, 26 with co-inherited α-thalassemia trait. Our data suggest that altered hematologic and clinical responses to HU therapy are noted in adolescent SCA individuals with co-inherited α-thalassemia trait...
July 31, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768839/serum-soluble-transferrin-receptor-concentrations-are-elevated-in-congolese-children-with-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-variants-but-not-sickle-cell-variants-or-%C3%AE-thalassemia
#16
Mikaela K Barker, Amanda M Henderson, Karimah Naguib, Suzanne M Vercauteren, Angela M Devlin, Arianne Y Albert, Esto Bahizire, Pierrot L Tugirimana, Pierre Z Akilimali, Erick Boy, Tim J Green, Crystal D Karakochuk
Background: Anemia is common in Congolese children, and inherited blood disorders may be a contributing cause. The presence of sickle cell variants, X-linked glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and α-thalassemia, has been previously reported. G6PD A- deficiency is characterized by the co-inheritance of G6PD 376 and 202 variants and is common in sub-Saharan Africa.Objective: We aimed to measure the associations between inherited blood disorders and hemoglobin, ferritin, and soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) concentrations in Congolese children...
September 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746403/change-in-children-s-school-behavior-after-mass-administration-of-praziquantel-for-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-endemic-areas-of-western-kenya-a-pilot-study-using-the-behavioral-assessment-system-for-children-basc-2
#17
Rosemary Musuva, Ye Shen, Xianjue Wei, Sue Binder, Julianne A Ivy, W Evan Secor, Susan P Montgomery, Charles H King, Pauline N M Mwinzi
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is a parasite-related chronic inflammatory condition that can cause anemia, decreased growth, liver abnormalities, and deficits in cognitive functioning among children. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This study used the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC-2) to collect data on thirty-six 9-12 year old school-attending children's behavioral profiles in an Schistosoma mansoni-endemic area of western Kenya, before and after treatment with praziquantel for S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738401/serum-vitamins-and-minerals-at-diagnosis-and-follow-up-in-children-with-celiac-disease
#18
Vini Deora, Nicole Aylward, AbdulRazaq Sokoro, Wael El-Matary
OBJECTIVES: Children with celiac disease (CD) may experience deficiencies of several micronutrients. The objectives of the present study were to determine the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in children with CD at diagnosis, 6 months, and 18 months after the start of a gluten-free diet (GFD), and examine any correlation between micronutrient deficiencies, serum tissue transglutaminase (TtG) immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibody titers, and the degree of mucosal damage at diagnosis...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731302/lead-ii-binding-in-metallothioneins
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REVIEW
Daisy L Wong, Maureen E Merrifield-MacRae, Martin J Stillman
Heavy metal exposure has long been associated with metallothionein (MT) regulation and its functions. MT is a ubiquitous, cysteine-rich protein that is involved in homeostatic metal response for the essential metals zinc and copper, as well as detoxification of heavy metals; the most commonly proposed being cadmium. MT binds in vivo to a number of metals in addition to zinc, cadmium and copper, such as bismuth. In vitro, metallation with a wide range of metals (especially mercury, arsenic, and lead) has been reported using a variety of analytical methods...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720032/electronic-immunization-alerts-and-spillover-effects-on-other-preventive-care
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Julia M Kim, Maria Rivera, Nichole Persing, David G Bundy, Kevin J Psoter, Sharon R Ghazarian, Marlene R Miller, Barry S Solomon
The impact of electronic health record (EHR) immunization clinical alert systems on the delivery of other preventive services remains unknown. We assessed for spillover effects of an EHR immunization alert on delivery of 6 other preventive services, in children 18 to 30 months of age needing immunizations. We conducted a secondary data analysis, with additional primary data collection, of a randomized, historically controlled trial to improve immunization rates with EHR alerts, in an urban, primary care clinic...
August 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
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