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Anemia in female adults

Kiran Shah, Alka Gandhi, Sundaram Natarajan
Background: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is leading cause of visual impairment in working-age adults. Macular edema can occur with or without other signs of retinopathy. Methods: This was a single-center, retrospective study conducted over 2 years in patients (>40 years of age) having type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Outcome measures were to analyze awareness and prevalence of DR and association of DR with identified risk factors. Results: Overall 6000 T2DM patients over 2 years were retrospectively evaluated...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Clarisse Lopes de Castro Lobo, Emilia Matos do Nascimento, Leonardo José Carvalho de Jesus, Thiago Gotelip de Freitas, Jocemir Ronaldo Lugon, Samir K Ballas
OBJECTIVE: To determine the mortality rate of children, adolescents and adults with sickle cell anemia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. METHODS: The number of deaths, the mortality rate and the causes of deaths in patients with sickle cell anemia who were treated and followed up at our institution for 15 years were determined and compared to data available for the Brazilian population. RESULTS: The overall number of deaths was 281 patients with a mortality rate of 16...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
Marie-Laure Lalanne-Mistrih, Philippe Connes, Yann Lamarre, Nathalie Lemonne, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Vanessa Tarer, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Dominique Mougenel, Benoît Tressières, Marc Romana
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the variability of its clinical expression remain not fully understood, whether within or between different SCD genotypes. Recent studies have reported associations between lipid levels and several SCD complications. If lipid levels have been previously described as low in sickle cell anemia (SCA), few data have been provided for sickle cell SC disease (SCC). We designed our epidemiological study to isolate lipid levels and profiles by genotype in Guadeloupian cohorts of SCA and SCC adult patients, at steady state...
March 5, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
Juan L Rodríguez-Hernández, Fayna Rodríguez-González, Efrén Martínez-Quintana
INTRODUCTION: Despite anemia in acquired heart disease being a common problem, little is known in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: In total, 544 consecutive stable noncyanotic CHD patients were studied to determine demographic, clinical, and analytic parameters. Anemia was defined as a condition in which hemoglobin concentration was <13 g/dL in male individuals and <12 g/dL in female individuals. RESULTS: In total, 49 (9%) CHD patients had anemia...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Hou-De Zhang, YongJian Ma, Qi-Fa Liu, Tie-Zhen Ye, Fan-Yi Meng, Yi-Wen Zhou, Guo-Pan Yu, Jian-Ping Yang, Hua Jiang, Quan-Shi Wang, Gui-Ping Li, Yong-Qiang Ji, Guo-Liang Zhu, Li-Tao Du, Kun-Mei Ji
&#13; Existing standard techniques for erythrocyte (RBC) lifespan measurement, such as quantitation of labeling with isotopes or biotin, are cumbersome and time-consuming. Given that endogenous CO originates mainly from degraded RBCs, a team lead by Levitt developed a CO breath test to enable more efficient RBC lifespan estimation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of Levitts CO breath test method with our newly developed automatic instrument. RBC lifespan measurements conducted by Levitt's CO breath test method were conducted in 109 healthy subjects and 91 patients with chronic hemolytic anemia...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
Ba Hamadou, Jérôme Boombhi, Félicité Kamdem, Adeline Fitame, Sylvie Ndongo Amougou, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Chris Nadège Nganou, Alain Menanga, Gloria Ashuntantang
Background: The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing worldwide due to an increase in the risk factors such as hypertension. The greatest burden is in low-income settings, coupled with late diagnosis and limited management resources. This work aimed at studying the prevalence and risk factors of CKD in a group of patients with hypertension in the Savanah zone in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional study between January and May 2016 in the regional Hospital of Garoua-Cameroon...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Caglar Doguer, Jung-Heun Ha, Sukru Gulec, Chris D Vulpe, Gregory J Anderson, James F Collins
Regulation of intestinal iron absorption is crucial to maintain body iron levels because humans have no regulated iron-excretory system. Elucidating molecular events that mediate intestinal iron transport is thus important for the development of therapeutic approaches to modify iron absorption in pathological states. The process of iron uptake into duodenal enterocytes is relatively well understood, but less is known about the functional coupling between the iron exporter ferroportin 1 and the basolateral membrane iron oxidase hephaestin (Heph)...
July 25, 2017: Blood Advances
Yacoob Omar Carrim, Luvo Gaxa, Francisca van der Schyff, Nndweleni Meshack Bida, Fareed Omar, Zarina Lockhat
Colorectal carcinoma in children and adolescents is extremely rare, with an annual incidence <0.3 cases per million, most frequently reported in the second decade of life. It accounts for severe morbidity and poor prognosis owing to the low index of suspicion, delayed diagnosis, advanced stage at presentation and the aggressive tumor nature. Patients present with abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, abdominal distension, rectal tenesmus, iron-deficiency anemia, change in bowel habit and weight loss...
December 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
Ahmar U Zaidi, Prabhakar Kedar, Prasad Rao Koduri, Gerard W Goyette, Steven Buck, Donald E Paglia, Yaddanapudi Ravindranath
After a thirty-year lag, we serendipitously reestablished contact with a patient with glucose phosphate isomerase deficiency and hydrops fetalis first reported in 1987. We now provide a clinical update and provide results of mutation analysis in this patient, from Southern India. The patient now an adult female of 36 years of age has moderate anemia but requires no transfusions except with some intercurrent illnesses. Exome sequencing studies showed a homozygous c.1018C>T (Pro340Ser) mutation in exon 12 of the glucose phosphate isomerase gene and later confirmed by direct sequencing...
November 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Shivani Jatin Gandhi, Iris Hagans, Karim Nathan, Krystal Hunter, Satyajeet Roy
Background: Anemia has a myriad of causes and its prevalence is growing. Anemia is associated with increased all-cause hospitalization and mortality in community-dwelling individuals above age 65 years. Our aim was to determine the prevalence and severity of anemia in adult patients in our primary care office and to determine the relationship between anemia and medical comorbidities. Methods: Electronic medical records of 499 adult patients in our suburban internal medicine office were reviewed who had had at least one hemoglobin value and did not undergo moderate to high-risk surgery in the preceding 30 days...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Marielle Karine Bouyou Akotet, Jeanne Vanessa Koumba Lengongo, Magloire Ondounda, Eric Kendjo, Arnaud Mongo Delis, Magalie Essomeyo Mebale, Jacques Mari Ndong Ngomo, Noé Patrick M Bondoukwe, Denise Patricia Mawili-Mboumba, Madeleine Okome Nkoumou
 Objective : This study determined the prevalence of asymptomatic Plasmodium (P.) falciparum infection and anemia in adults living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and compared malaria prevalence between 858 HIV-infected (PLHIV) and 272 uninfected individuals in Gabon where such information are lacking. Factors influencing malaria and anemia were also investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Participants were screened for malaria. Available hemoglobin level, socio-demographic and use of prevention or treatment data were compared between both groups...
November 21, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
Shawn R Noren, Caryn P Poll, Matthew S Edwards
Body size and oxygen stores in the blood and muscle set breath-hold limits in marine mammals, yet these characteristics are understudied in immature cetaceans. We examined body mass and hematology from birth through adulthood in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas). At birth, body mass was 8% and 6% of the maximum mass recorded for adult females and males, respectively. Body mass then increased rapidly, approaching an asymptote around 12 yr for females and 18 yr for males. Interestingly, red blood cell counts, hemoglobin content, and hematocrit levels decreased after birth; this neonatal anemia was reversed as levels increased after 2 mo postpartum...
January 2018: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
Marian Gaballah, Rachelle Goldfisher, John B Amodio
Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory disorder involving the thoracoabdominal aorta and its branches and the pulmonary arteries, with eventual vascular stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysm formation. Conventional angiography has been the reference imaging standard for diagnosis of TA. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the utility of MR imaging and MR angiography in the diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis in a pediatric patient. The patient is a 15-year-old female patient presenting with anemia, hypertension, and acute kidney injury...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Jian Wu, Xiao-Ling Pi, Zhi-Bin Ye
Although pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of renal leukemic infiltration; the renal infiltration with leukemia cells as the initial manifestation of leukemia is very rare. Translocation (1;19)(q23;p13) is one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities in patients with ALL and is observed in 5 - 6% of children with pre-B ALL. However, the incidence of t(1;19) in adults is lower, not exceeding 3%, and the prognosis of adult patients is usually poor. Herein, we report a 52-year-old female patient with pre-B ALL who initially presented as bilateral renal enlargement...
2017: Clinical Nephrology. Case Studies
Pavel Kolkhir, Elena Borzova, Clive Grattan, Riccardo Asero, Dmitry Pogorelov, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Numerous autoimmune diseases (AIDs) have been linked to chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Here, we provide the first extensive and comprehensive evaluation of the prevalence of AIDs in patients with CSU and vice versa. METHODS: A Pubmed and Google Scholar search was performed to identify studies reporting the prevalence of various AIDs in CSU and vice versa published before April 2017. RESULTS: The prevalence of individual AIDs in CSU is increased (≥1% in most studies vs ≤1% in the general population)...
October 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
N Franklin Adkinson, William E Strauss, Kristine Bernard, Robert F Kaper, Iain C Macdougall, Julie S Krop
BACKGROUND: Intravenous (IV) iron is often used to treat iron deficiency anemia in patients who are unable to tolerate or are inadequately managed with oral iron. However, IV iron treatment has been associated with acute hypersensitivity reactions. The comparative risk of adverse events (AEs) with IV iron preparations has been assessed by a few randomized controlled trials, which are most often limited by small patient numbers, which lack statistical power to identify differences in low-frequency AE such as hypersensitivity reactions...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
Amy C Murillo, Bradley A Mullens
The northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Canestrini & Fanzago, 1877), is found on several continents and has been a major pest of poultry in the United States for nearly a century. Lack of earlier USA reports in the United States suggests an introduction or change to pest status in domestic poultry systems occurred in the early 1900s. Though predominantly a nest-parasite of wild birds, this obligate hematophagous mite is a permanent ectoparasite on domestic birds, especially egg-laying chickens. Economic damage is incurred by direct blood feeding and activation of the of host's immune responses...
November 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
Deepak Jain, Harpreet Singh, Gaganpreet Singh, Promil Jain
Varicella is a common infectious exanthematous disease of children. Infection manifests as polymorphic maculopapulovesicular along with low grade fever, malaise and headache. Adults are less likely to be infected with varicella infection but once infected suffer disproportionately from serious complications like pneumonia, encephalitis, hepatitis and thrombocytopenia. Varicella hepatitis is generally a self-limiting disease with only a temporary subclinical rise in hepatic enzymes and are usually encountered however autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) which is an autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology affecting the liver is a very rare association of Varicella infection ...
December 2016: Mædica
Nicole Casadevall, Vladimir Dobronravov, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Sehsuvar Ertürk, Liliya Martynyuk, Susanne Schmitt, Gregor Schaffar, Anita Rudy, Andriy Krendyukov, Marité Ode
AIM: To assess the safety and immunogenicity of subcutaneous (SC) HX575 (epoetin-α) in dialysis- and nondialysis-dependent adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Open-label, single-arm, multicenter study in patients (n = 416) from Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. RESULTS: Mean (standard deviation (SD)) age was 52.3 (15.8) years, all patients were Caucasian, and similar proportions were male/female...
October 2017: Clinical Nephrology
Mercedes Lorenzo-Medina, Begoña Uranga, Antonio Rus, Rosa Martínez, Carolina Puertas, María Dolores Blanco, Ernesto Casís, Rosa Corcoy
AIM: To assess agreement between fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels for diagnosis of dysglycemia (diabetes and risk of diabetes), overall and depending on clinical characteristics. METHODS: The study enrolled 1020 adult subjects without drug-treated diabetes who underwent a laboratory test at a Spanish health care center. The criteria for dysglycemia of the American Diabetes Association were used. A logistic regression analysis was used to predict de novo diagnosis of dysglycemia based on sex, age, body mass index, anemia, and iron levels...
August 2017: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
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