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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437323/lack-of-utility-of-anti-ttg-igg-to-diagnose-celiac-disease-when-anti-ttg-iga-is-negative
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Imad Absah, Abdul R Rishi, Rami Gebrail, Melissa R Snyder, Joseph A Murray
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines for diagnosing celiac disease (CD) recommend initial testing with a highly sensitive serologic test for anti-tissue transglutaminase immunoglobulin A antibodies (tTG IgA). When the probability of CD is high, IgA deficiency should be considered. The 2 approaches to address this include measuring "both tTG IgA and tTG IgG" or measuring "total IgA." We aim to assess the utility of an isolated positive tTG IgG result in diagnosing CD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing serologic testing for CD from January 1997 to June 2014...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436206/clinical-practice-guidelines-on-iron-therapy-a-critical-evaluation
#2
Lucia Del Vecchio, Francesco Locatelli
Anemia is common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and it is managed primarily with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) and iron therapy. Following concerns around ESA therapy and economic constraints, IV iron is more and more administered worldwide. Several guidelines or position papers, which give indications on iron therapy in CKD patients, have been issued in Nephrology. Unfortunately, the field is characterized by a lack of evidence. As a result, the recommendations/suggestions are not uniform...
April 24, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427152/radioligand-therapy-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-using-177lu-psma-617-after-radiation-exposure-to-223ra-dichloride
#3
Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Stefanie Zimbelmann, Anna Yordanova, Rolf Fimmers, Stefan Kürpig, Elisabeth Eppard, Florian C Gaertner, Xiao Wei, Stefan Hauser, Markus Essler
Radioligand therapy with 177Lu-PSMA-617 is an innovative and effective therapy for castrate-resistant metastatic prostate cancer patients. For patients with symptomatic bone metastases without visceral metastases, the guidelines recommend radionuclide therapy with 223Ra-dichloride as a single therapeutic agent or in combination with hormone therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of repeated cycles of 177Lu-PSMA-617 after exposure to more cycles of 223Ra. Forty-nine patients were treated with three cycles of Lu-PSMA-617 divided into two groups subjected to a history of therapy with 223Ra...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406545/diagnosing-nocturnal-paroxysmal-hemoglobinuria-a-single-center-4-year-experience
#4
T Mercier, T Devos, M Mukovnikova, N Boeckx
INTRODUCTION: Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disease and can present as a wide range of signs and symptoms. As such, the indication for diagnostic testing for PNH is not always straightforward. Therefore, we analyzed all first-time samples tested over a 56-month period to determine the clinical settings with a high probability of detecting a PNH clone. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 323 first-time PNH flow cytometry tests, including LDH, cytopenias, direct antiglobulin test (DAT), and clinical indication for testing as available at the time of testing...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401099/physicians-preferences-and-perceptions-regarding-donor-selection-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-korea-when-a-matched-domestic-donor-is-not-available
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Min Kyung Shin, Sangjin Shin, Ja Youn Lee, Youngil Koh
BACKGROUND: A number of alternative donor options exist for patients who fail to find domestic HLA-matched donors for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). We assessed physicians' perspectives on allo-HSCT donor selection when a matched domestic donor is not available. METHODS: We administered a questionnaire survey to 55 hematologists (response rate: 28%) who attended the annual spring conference of the Korean Society of Haematology in 2015...
March 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395879/determination-of-tissue-hypoxia-by-physicochemical-approach-in-premature-anemia
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Zeliha Özdemir, Birgin Törer, Deniz Hanta, Bilin Cetinkaya, Hande Gulcan, Aylin Tarcan
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a common problem in premature infants and its most rapid and effective therapy is erythrocyte transfusion. However, owing to inherent risks of transfusion in this population, transfusions should be administered only when adequate oxygen delivery to tissues is impaired. The aim of this study was to determine tissue acid levels using Stewart method in an attempt to evaluate the tissue oxygenation level and thereby the accuracy of transfusion timing. METHODS: This study included 47 infants delivered at gestational age below 34 weeks who required erythrocyte transfusion for premature anemia...
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386057/real-world-safety-and-efficacy-of-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-dasabuvir%C3%A2-ribavirin-obv-ptv-r-dsv%C3%A2-rbv-therapy-in-recurrent-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-genotype-1-infection-post-liver-transplant-amber-cee-study
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Olga Tronina, Magdalena Durlik, Marta Wawrzynowicz-Syczewska, Arida Buivydiene, Krum Katzarov, Limas Kupcinskas, Ieva Tolmane, Ewa Karpińska, Arkadiusz Pisula, Kornelia Magdalena Karwowska, Beata Bolewska, Maciej Jabłkowski, Karolina Rostkowska, Jolita Jakutiene, Marieta Simonova, Robert Flisiak
BACKGROUND The introduction of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) has considerably improved therapeutic outcomes for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. The AMBER-CEE study aimed to assess real-world efficacy and safety of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir/+ dasabuvir ±ribavirin (OBV/PTV/r/ +DSV±RBV) in the treatment of post-transplant recurrence of HCV infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS Liver transplant recipients with recurrent HCV genotype 1 infection, scheduled for OBV/PTV/r/+DSV±RBV according to therapeutic guidelines, were eligible...
April 7, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378453/lmplementation-of-the-prolyl-hydroxylase-inhibitor-roxadustat-fg-4592-and-its-main-metabolites-into-routine-doping-controls
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Daniel Eichner, Ryan M Van Wagoner, Mitch Brenner, James Chou, Scott Leigh, Lee R Wright, Lee A Flippin, Michael Martinelli, Oliver Krug, Wilhelm Schänzer, Mario Thevis
The utility of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors as therapeutic means for the treatment of patients suffering from anemia has been demonstrated for various different clinical settings. However, besides this intended use, HIF stabilizers can be the subject of misuse in amateur and elite sports due to their erythropoietic properties as recently proven by several cases of adverse analytical findings in doping control testing. Consequently, in order to allow for adequate and comprehensive test methods, knowledge about the drug candidates' metabolism and analytical options enabling appropriate detection windows in sports drug testing samples (i...
April 4, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331607/-simplified-international-recommendations-for-the-implementation-of-patient-blood-management-sir4pbm
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Patrick Meybohm, Bernd Froessler, Lawrence T Goodnough, Andrew A Klein, Manuel Muñoz, Michael F Murphy, Toby Richards, Aryeh Shander, Donat R Spahn, Kai Zacharowski
BACKGROUND: More than 30% of the world's population are anemic with serious medical and economic consequences. Red blood cell transfusion is the mainstay to correct anemia, but it is also one of the top five overused procedures and carries its own risk and cost burden. Patient blood management (PBM) is a patient-centered and multidisciplinary approach to manage anemia, minimize iatrogenic blood loss, and harness tolerance to anemia in an effort to improve patient outcome. Despite resolution 63...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328144/diagnosing-and-preventing-iron-overload
#10
Ganesh Ramanathan, John K Olynyk, Paolo Ferrari
Absolute or functional iron (Fe) deficiency is an important determinant of anemia in hemodialysis patients and parenteral Fe is routinely used to treat this condition in conjunction with erythropoiesis stimulating agents. While restoration of hemoglobin toward the target range is a good outcome of Fe replacement, it is well known that Fe overload and toxicity may be adverse consequences of this therapy. Dialysis clinical practice guidelines recommend tailoring Fe therapy based on transferrin saturation and serum ferritin levels...
March 22, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323673/clinical-pearls-of-maternal-critical-care-part-2-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
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Vinod Patil, Gamunu Ratnayake, Galina Fastovets
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review outlines the challenges in managing pregnant women with sickle-cell anemia, who are at risk of becoming critically ill during pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Sickle obstetric patients pose unique challenges to the anesthetist and intensivist. We discuss the role of prophylactic transfusions for specific indications like acute anemia and twin pregnancies. The management and prevention of vaso-occlusive crises and chest crisis are also outlined...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321324/choosing-wisely-the-canadian-society-of-nephrology-s-list-of-5-items-physicians-and-patients-should-question
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Emilie Chan, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Scott Klarenbach, Braden Manns, Reem Mustafa, Gihad Nesrallah, Rory McQuillan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to contribute to the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign and develop a list of 5 items for nephrology health care professionals and patients to re-evaluate based on evidence that they are overused or misused. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A working group was formed from the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. This working group sequentially used a multistage Delphi method, a survey of CSN members, a modified Delphi process, and a comprehensive literature review to determine 10 candidate items representing potentially ineffective care in nephrology...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320343/targets-for-adapting-intravenous-iron-dose-in-hemodialysis-a-proof-of-concept-study
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N O Peters, N Jay, J Cridlig, G Rostoker, L Frimat
BACKGROUND: Intravenous iron is widely used to control anemia in dialysis patients and limits costs related to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA). Current guidelines do not clearly set upper limits for serum ferritin (SF) and transferrin saturation (TSAT). International surveys such as the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) showed that this lack of upper limits potentially led nephrologists to prescribe iron infusions even for patients with a high SF. Recent publications have suggested a risk of short- and long-term adverse effects related to iron overload...
March 20, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304251/using-hematology-data-from-malaria-vaccine-research-trials-in-humans-and-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-to-guide-volume-limits-for-blood-withdrawal
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Sara R Hegge, Bradley W Hickey, Shannon M Mcgrath, V Ann Stewart
Guidelines on safe volume limits for blood collection from research participants in both humans and laboratory animals vary widely between institutions. The main adverse event that may be encountered in large blood volume withdrawal is iron-deficiency anemia. Monitoring various parameters in a standard blood panel may help to prevent this outcome. To this end, we analyzed the Hgb and MCV values from 43 humans and 46 macaques in malaria vaccine research trials. Although the percentage of blood volume removed was greater for macaques than humans, macaques demonstrated an overall increase of MCV over time, indicating the ability to respond appropriately to frequent volume withdrawals...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294976/vitamins-and-microelement-bioavailability-in-different-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
REVIEW
Magdalena Jankowska, Bolesław Rutkowski, Alicja Dębska-Ślizień
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) predisposes one to either deficiency or toxic excess of different micronutrients. The knowledge on micronutrients-specifically water-soluble vitamins and trace elements-in CKD is very limited. Consequently, current guidelines and recommendations are mostly based on expert opinions or poor-quality evidence. Abnormalities of micronutrient resources in CKD develop for several reasons. Dietary restrictions and anorexia lead to an insufficient micronutrient intake, while diuretics use and renal replacement therapy lead to their excessive losses...
March 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289668/the-efficacy-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-without-discontinuation-in-patients-on-antithrombotic-therapy
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Jong Hyuk Yun, Hae Il Jung, Hyoung Uk Lee, Moo-Jun Baek, Sang Ho Bae
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world today. However, there is no consensus regarding whether LC can be performed in patients with acute cholecystitis while on antithrombotic therapy. The objective of our study was to describe postoperative outcomes of patients who underwent emergent LC without interruption to antithrombotic therapy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients who underwent LC for acute cholecystitis while on antithrombotic therapy from 2010 to 2015 at Soonchunhyang Universtiy Cheonan Hospital...
March 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254483/acute-and-sub-chronic-toxicity-study-of-aqueous-extract-from-the-leaves-and-branches-of-campomanesia-velutina-cambess-o-berg
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Marcela Carolina de Paula Michel Araújo, Neila Márcia Silva Barcellos, Paula Melo de Abreu Vieira, Thiago Magalhães Gouveia, Martha Oliveira Guerra, Vera Maria Peters, Dênia Antunes Saúde-Guimarães
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Campomanesia velutina leaves and branches infusions are used in Brazilian folk medicine to treat diarrhea and to ameliorate intestinal cramps, respectively. AIM OF THE STUDY: Carry out the acute and sub chronic pre-clinical evaluation and thus assess the safety and toxicological potential of the specie. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vivo toxicity was evaluated by acute and sub chronic toxicity assays conducted according to the guidelines of the Brazilian Agency of National Health Surveillance (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária - ANVISA)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252537/daily-lowest-hemoglobin-and-risk-of-organ-dysfunctions-in-critically-ill-patients
#18
Sarah J Hemauer, Adam J Kingeter, Xue Han, Matthew S Shotwell, Pratik P Pandharipande, Liza M Weavind
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between hemoglobin levels and the daily risk of individual organ dysfunctions in critically ill patients. DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Saint Thomas Hospital Medical and Surgical ICUs. PATIENTS: Medical and surgical ICU patients admitted with respiratory failure or shock. INTERVENTIONS: Baseline demographic data, and detailed in-ICU and hospital data, including daily lowest hemoglobin, were collected up to hospital day 30...
May 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251440/screening-and-treatment-for-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-women-results-of-a-survey-of-obstetrician-gynecologists
#19
Lauren H Marcewicz, Britta L Anderson, Vanessa R Byams, Althea M Grant, Jay Schulkin
Objective To better understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices of obstetrician-gynecologists with respect to screening and treatment for iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Methods A total of 1,200 Fellows and Junior Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists were invited to participate in a survey on blood disorders. Respondents completed a questionnaire regarding their patient population, screening and treatment practices for IDA, and general knowledge about IDA and its risk factors...
February 27, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236327/analytical-evaluation-of-the-adams-%C3%A2-a1c-ha8180t-analyzer-for-the-measurement-of-hba1c
#20
Eloísa Urrechaga
BACKGROUND: The ADAMS(™) A1c HA-8180T (ARKRAY, Inc., Kyoto, Japan) is a high pressure liquid chromatography system designed for separation and quantitation of HbA1c, while detecting hemoglobin (Hb) variants and HbA2 , with an analysis time of just 3.5 min. The aim was to evaluate the analytical performance of this analyzer for routine HbA1c quantitation. METHODS: Trueness, imprecision, carry over, linearity, the effect of anemia and correlation with ADAMS(™) A1c HA-8180V (in Variant mode) were assessed according to guidelines of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and manufacturer...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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