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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608631/a-descriptive-single-centre-experience-of-the-management-and-outcome-of-maternal-alloantibodies-in-pregnancy
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V Chatziantoniou, N Heeney, T Maggs, C Rozette, C Fountain, T Watts, C Harrison, D Pasupathy, S Sankaran, P Kyle, S Robinson
BACKGROUND: Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) occurs when maternal IgG alloantibodies to fetal red blood cell antigens cross the placenta, causing haemolysis in the fetus and/or neonate. After delivery, the main concern is hyperbilirubinaemia, which can cause neurological damage. OBJECTIVES: To summarise our current management and outcome data to inform health-care professionals counselling women whose pregnancies are at risk of HDFN and to compare these data with relevant studies...
June 13, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588954/-women-and-babies-are-dying-but-not-of-ebola-the-effect-of-the-ebola-virus-epidemic-on-the-availability-uptake-and-outcomes-of-maternal-and-newborn-health-services-in-sierra-leone
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Susan A Jones, Somasundari Gopalakrishnan, Charles A Ameh, Sarah White, Nynke R van den Broek
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the impact of the Ebola virus epidemic on the availability, uptake and outcome of routine maternity services in Sierra Leone. METHODS: The number of antenatal and postnatal visits, institutional births, availability of emergency obstetric care (EmOC), maternal deaths and stillbirths were assessed by month, by districts and by level of healthcare for 10 months during, and 12 months prior to, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566073/emerging-infectious-disease-agents-and-blood-safety-in-australia-spotlight-on-zika-virus
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Philip Kiely, Erica M Wood, Manoj Gambhir, Allen C Cheng, Zoe K McQuilten, Clive R Seed
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are infectious diseases whose incidence has increased in humans in the past 20 years or could increase in the near future. EID agents may represent a threat to blood safety if they infect humans, cause a clinically significant illness, include an asymptomatic blood phase in the course of infection, and are transmissible by transfusion. EID agents are typically not well characterised, but there is a consensus that we can expect ongoing outbreaks. Strategies to manage the risk to blood safety from EIDs include ongoing surveillance, regular risk assessments, modelling transfusion transmission risk, and deferral of donors with a recent travel history to outbreak areas...
June 5, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530325/-diversity-in-product-selection-and-thresholds-for-platelets-transfusion-in-neonates-and-premature-infants
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Shraga Aviner, Ornit Cohen, Faid El-Ubra, Vered Yahalom, Haim Bibi, Shmuel Zangen
INTRODUCTION: Many premature and full-term newborns receive prophylactic platelet transfusions to prevent bleeding, particularly the most prevalent one, i.e, intracranial hemorrhages. However, the platelet count threshold above which bleeding is prevented and the efficacy of platelet transfusion in thrombocytopenic neonates, have yet to be established. Therefore, inter-Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) variations in treatment indications and practices are expected. Considerable inter-NICU variations will emphasize the need for guidelines on platelet transfusions to neonates and premature infants...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525510/zika-virus-obstetric-and-pediatric-anesthesia-considerations
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Jacqueline L Tutiven, Benjamin T Pruden, James S Banks, Mario Stevenson, David J Birnbach
As of November 2016, the Florida Department of Health (FDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed more than 4000 travel-related Zika virus (ZIKV) infections in the United States with >700 of those in Florida. There have been 139 cases of locally acquired infection, all occurring in Miami, Florida. Within the US territories (eg, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands), >30,000 cases of ZIKV infection have been reported. The projected number of individuals at risk for ZIKV infection in the Caribbean and Latin America approximates 5 million...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510741/early-or-late-fresh-frozen-plasma-administration-in-newborns-and-small-infants-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-the-appear-randomized-trial
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P Bianchi, M Cotza, C Beccaris, S Silvetti, G Isgrò, G Pomè, A Giamberti, M Ranucci
Background: In newborns and small infants undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and blood priming, it is unclear whether there is reduced blood loss if fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is added to the CPB priming volume. This single-centre, randomized trial tested the hypothesis that the administration of FFP after CPB (late FFP group) is superior to FFP priming (early FFP group) in terms of postoperative bleeding and overall red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. Methods: Seventy-three infants weighing <10 kg were randomly allocated to receive FFP to supplement RBCs in the CPB priming solution ( n =36) or immediately after CPB ( n =37)...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489842/-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-newborn-with-hookworm-national-hospital-san-bartolome-case-report
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Patricia Valdivieso, Delfina Cetraro, Diana Angulo
We present the case of gastrointestinal bleeding uncinariasis in a newborn baby of 27 days old from anindigenous town of Tangoshiri, located in the province of La Convencion, department of Cuzco, who enters to the service of neonatology National Teaching Hospital San Bartolome in Lima, Peru, with decompensated severe anemia. The baby has melena since the fourth day of his birth, which increased in the third week of life, with hematocrit of 12%. She was hospitalized, receiving blood transfusion and she continue with gastrointestinal bleeding, so she underwent an upper endoscopy that showed multiple larvae Ancylostoma duodenale...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463883/htlv-1-infection-and-disease-in-spain
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Carmen de Mendoza, Estrella Caballero, Antonio Aguilera, Silvia Requena, Raúl Ortiz de Lejarazu, María Pirón, Rocío González, Ana Jiménez, Lourdes Roc, Ana Treviño, Rafael Benito, Miriam Fernández-Alonso, Aitziber Aguinaga, Carmen Rodríguez, Juan García-Costa, Lidia Blanco, José M Ramos, Enrique Calderón, José M Eirós, Silvia Sauleda, Pablo Barreiro, Vicente Soriano
: Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection is a neglected disease despite roughly 15 million people are chronically infected worldwide. Lifelong less than 10% of carriers develop life-threatening diseases, mostly a subacute myelopathy known as tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) and a lymphoproliferative disorder named adult T-cell leukemia (ATL). HTLV-1 is efficiently transmitted perinatally (breastfeeding), sexually (more from male to female) and parenterally (transfusions, injection drug use and transplants)...
May 1, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413208/anti-m-induced-severe-haemolytic-disease-of-foetus-and-newborn-in-a-malay-woman-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss
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H Mohd Nazri, M N Noor Haslina, M Y Shafini, A R Noor Shaidatul Akmal, M Rapiaah, A Wan Zaidah
Haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn (HDFN) is caused by maternal red blood cells (RBC) alloimmunisation resulted from incompatibility of maternal and foetal RBCs. However, only a few HDFN attributed to anti-M were reported, varying from asymptomatic to severe anaemia with hydrops foetalis and even intrauterine death. A case of severe HDFN due to anti-M alloantibody from an alloimmunized grandmultiparous Malay woman with recurrent pregnancy loss is reported here. The newborn was delivered with severe and prolonged anaemia which required frequent RBC transfusions, intensive phototherapy and intravenous immunoglobulin administration...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377559/recent-advances-in-understanding-the-clinical-relevance-of-antiplatelet-alloantibodies
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Katarzyna Guz, Małgorzata Uhrynowska, Izabella Kopeć, Marzena Dębska, Anne Husebekk, Ewa Brojer
Alloimmunization to human platelet antigens (HPAs) may occur either during pregnancy, when a HPA‑negative mother gives birth to a newborn who inherits HPAs from the father, or following blood transfusion or stem cell transplantation. Antiplatelet alloantibodies do not cause thrombocytopenia in a patient, but their detection must always be recorded in medical records because they may induce fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia in present and all subsequent pregnancies, platelet refractoriness, posttransfusion purpura, or prolonged thrombocytopenia with engraftment failure after stem cell transplantation...
March 31, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355685/-clinical-outcome-and-placenta-characteristics-of-spontaneous-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence
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X J Wang, L Y Li, Y Wei, Y Y Zhao, P B Yuan
Objective: To investigate the clinical outcome and placental characteristics of spontaneous twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (sTAPS). Methods: Twelve cases with sTAPS delivered in Peking University Third Hospital from May 2013 to August 2016. The data of ultrasound characteristics, gestational age at delivery, and 1 minute Apgar score were analyzed, retrospectively. Placental superficial vascular anastomoses, placental territory discordance and the ratio of umbilical cords insertion distance to the longest placental diameter were also analyzed...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328614/a-newborn-with-familial-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-complicated-with-transfusion-associated-graft-versus-host-disease
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Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Samuel C C Chiang, Ekrem Unal
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is characterized by activation of cytotoxic T and natural killer (NK) cells, and macrophages related to a spectrum of hyperinflammatory disorders. The clinical findings mainly include high fever, cytopenia, splenomegaly, phagocytosis, and proliferation of histiocytes in lymphoreticular tissue. To the best of our knowledge, transfusion-associated graft versus host disease (TA-GVHD) in a 13-day old male newborn with HLH is being reported first time in the literature. The aim of this report was to emphasize the importance of blood products irradiation in the prevention of the development of graft versus host disease especially among high-risk subjects such as newborns with HLH...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320332/assessing-emergency-obstetric-and-newborn-care-can-performance-indicators-capture-health-system-weaknesses
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Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Richard Forget Kiritta, Thabea Benedicto Bishanga, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg
BACKGROUND: Regular monitoring and assessment of performance indicators for emergency obstetric and newborn care can help to identify priorities to improve health services for women and newborns. The aim of this study was to perform a district wide assessment of emergency obstetric and newborn care performance and identify ways for improvement. METHODS: Facility assessment of 13 dispensaries, four health centers and one district hospital in a rural district in Tanzania was performed in two data collection periods in 2014...
March 20, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316444/anti-g-with-concomitant-anti-c-and-anti-d-a-case-report-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Rabeya Yousuf, Ahmad Nasirudin Mustafa, Siew-Ling Ho, Yee-Loong Tang, Chooi-Fun Leong
The G antigen of Rh blood group system is present in almost all D-positive or C-positive red cells but absent from red cells lacking D and C antigens. The differentiation of anti-D and anti-C from anti-G is not necessary for routine transfusion; however, during pregnancy, it is important because anti-G can masquerade as anti-D and anti-C with initial antibody testing. The false presence of anti-D will exclude the patient from receiving anti-D immunoglobulin (RhIG) when the patient actually is a candidate for RhIG prophylaxis...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275334/clinical-significance-of-an-alloantibody-against-the-kell-blood-group-glycoprotein
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Stella Maris Mattaloni, Carine Arnoni, Rosario Céspedes, Claudia Nonaka, Carolina Trucco Boggione, Melina Eliana Luján Brajovich, Andrea Trejo, Néstor Zani, Claudia Silvia Biondi, Lilian Castilho, Carlos Miquel Cotorruelo
BACKGROUND: Kell null (K0) individuals can produce anti-Ku, an antibody against many epitopes in the Kell glycoprotein, after transfusion and/or pregnancy. Since sensitized K0 patients are rare, little is known about anti-Ku clinical relevance and in particular about its association to hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. CASE REPORT: This work describes a case of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia due to immune-mediated erythrocyte destruction by an alloantibody directed against the Kell glycoprotein...
January 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267201/a-case-of-anti-rd-causing-fetal-anemia
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Stefan Rauch, Jochen Ritgen, Matthias Wißkirchen, Ursula Bauerfeind, Elisabeth Kohne, Christof Weinstock
BACKGROUND: Rd (SC4) is a low-frequency antigen of the Scianna blood group system. Only very few reports on anti-Rd in pregnancy exist. Mild to moderate hemolytic disease of the newborn caused by anti-Rd has been reported. This report may add further information on the clinical significance of anti-Rd for the fetus. CASE REPORT: In a case of severe fetal anemia (hemoglobin concentration, 3.0 g/dL) repeated intrauterine transfusions were required. The strongly positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) of the fetal red blood cells led to the diagnosis of hemolytic disease...
March 7, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260850/the-role-of-serum-apelin-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Yasser F Ali, Salah El-Morshedy, Abdulbasit Abdulhalim Imam, Nasser Ismai A Abdelrahman, Riad M Elsayed, Usama M Alkholy, Nermin Abdalmonem, Mohammed M Shehab
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of serum apelin as a diagnostic tool in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight preterm infants (60% male) with gestational age ranging from 30 to 36 weeks admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, KJO Hospital, Saudi Arabia with proven diagnosis of ROP were included in the study. In addition, 27 preterm infants without ROP served as controls. All newborn infants in the study were subjected to adequate history taking, full clinical examination, and fundus examination by indirect ophthalmoscope (at 4-6 weeks) as well as determination of serum apelin at birth and at 4-6 weeks of age...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196298/human-to-human-transmission-of-brucella-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Felipe F Tuon, Regina B Gondolfo, Natacha Cerchiari
OBJECTIVE: The most common form of transmitting human brucellosis is through contaminated food or direct contact with infected animals. Human-to-human transmission (HHT) has been described as isolated case reports. The aim of this systematic review was to describe all cases of HHT of human brucellosis reported in the medical literature. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed, Scopus and Scielo databases using specific search terms published until March 2016...
May 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188975/contemporary-analysis-of-maternal-and-neonatal-morbidity-after-uterine-rupture-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Gustavo Vilchez, Jing Dai, Komal Kumar, Moraima Lagos, Robert J Sokol
AIM: Uterine rupture is a rare but feared perinatal event. Despite abundant research and changes to guidelines implemented to reduce this complication, evaluation of whether uterine rupture still engenders significant maternal/neonatal morbidity has not been conducted. We analyzed recent cases of maternal/neonatal morbidity after uterine rupture. METHODS: Deliveries complicated by uterine rupture from 2011 to 2012 in the United States were selected. Comparison cases without uterine rupture were used as controls...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180126/providing-a-placental-transfusion-in-newborns-who-need-resuscitation
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REVIEW
Anup C Katheria, Melissa K Brown, Wade Rich, Kathy Arnell
Over the past decade, there have been several studies and reviews on the importance of providing a placental transfusion to the newborn. Allowing a placental transfusion to occur by delaying the clamping of the umbilical cord is an extremely effective method of enhancing arterial oxygen content, increasing cardiac output, and improving oxygen delivery. However, premature and term newborns who require resuscitation have impaired transitional hemodynamics and may warrant different methods to actively provide a placental transfusion while still allowing for resuscitation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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