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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244176/parvovirus-b19-is-associated-with-a-significant-decrease-in-hemoglobin-level-among-children-5-years-of-age-with-anemia-in-northwestern-tanzania
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Yustina A Tizeba, Mariam M Mirambo, Neema Kayange, Tumaini Mhada, Emmanuela E Ambrose, Luke R Smart, Stephen E Mshana
Parvovirus B19 (B19) can cause transient aplastic crisis and lead to acute severe anemia. This study investigated the relationship between B19 and anemia among children <5 years old in the city of Mwanza, Tanzania. An enzyme immunoassay was used to detect B19 IgM- and IgG-specific antibodies among children with various categories of anemia according to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. A total of 265 children with median age of 28.5 months (interquartile range 18-39.5) were investigated. Eighty-six children (32...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242982/-iron-a-miralcle-cure-for-chronic-cardiac-insufficiency
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REVIEW
Katrin Singler
Anemia and chronic heart failure are frequent comorbidities in geriatric patients. In approximately one third of older adults the cause of the anemia is an iron, vitamin B12 and/or folate deficiency and in another third a chronic inflammatory process is present. In the case of iron deficiency a differentiation must be made between the absolute and functional forms. Although in functional iron deficiency ferritin, as a parameter of iron metabolism, is within the normal range or can even be higher, an iron-deficient erythropoiesis is present...
December 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240003/the-difference-in-endoscopic-yield-in-patients-with-either-iron-deficiency-anemia-or-anemia-with-normal-ferritin
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Judith A Kwakman, Catharina J van Oostveen, Karlijn J van Stralen, Eva Cleeren, Maarten Neerinx, René W M van der Hulst
OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend a gastroduodenoscopy (GDS) and colonoscopy in patients with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). However, in daily practice, patients with nonferriprive anemia are also referred for endoscopy. The aim of this study is to compare the diagnostic yield of colonoscopy and GDS in patients with IDA and non-IDA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study was carried out from January 2013 till February 2016 that included 917 patients with anemia...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213299/cervical-cancer-patients-presentation-and-survival-in-the-only-oncology-referral-hospital-ethiopia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Muluken Gizaw, Adamu Addissie, Sefonias Getachew, Wondimu Ayele, Israel Mitiku, Ulrike Moelle, Tigist Yusuf, Mathias Begoihn, Mathewos Assefa, Ahmedin Jemal, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt
Background: Women infected with Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) are assumed to be at higher risk of developing Cervical Cancer (CC). This is due to a rapid progression of pre-invasive to invasive lesions. However, evidences suggest, due to the availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and care services; an improved survival and treatment outcome of CC patients (CCPs) with HIV infection is expected. Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the clinical characteristics and survival of of CCPs registered at the radiotherapy center of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202133/the-accuracy-of-hospital-icd-9-cm-codes-for-determining-sickle-cell-disease-genotype
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Angela B Snyder, Peter A Lane, Mei Zhou, Susan T Paulukonis, Mary M Hulihan
Sickle cell disease affects more than 100,000 individuals in the United States, among whom disease severity varies considerably. One factor that influences disease severity is the sickle cell disease genotype. For this reason, clinical prevention and treatment guidelines tend to differentiate between genotypes. However, previous research suggests caution when using a claimsbased determination of sickle cell disease genotype in healthcare quality studies. The objective of this study was to describe the extent of miscoding for the major sickle cell disease genotypes in hospital discharge data...
2017: Journal of Rare Diseases Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196200/incidental-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-during-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-thrombolytic-treatment
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İbrahim Acır, Hacı Ali Erdoğan, Vildan Yayla, Nilay Taşdemir, Murat Çabalar
BACKGROUND: Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) was shown to be an effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). According to stroke guidelines, there is no need to wait for the complete blood count (CBC) and coagulation test results before application of IV alteplase if there is no suspected coagulation disorder. In this study, a patient with AIS and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) symptoms during thrombolytic treatment was presented. CASE: A 33-year-old male patient was admitted at the 2...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174672/-aluminic-intoxication-in-chronic-hemodialysis-a-diagnosis-rarely-evoked-nowadays-clinical-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alexandre Seidowsky, Emmanuel Dupuis, Tilman Drueke, Serge Dard, Ziad A Massy, Bernard Canaud
Aluminum intoxication in chronic hemodialysis patients has virtually vanished over the last decade. Therefore, the diagnosis is rarely advocated at present. Aluminum intoxication in dialysis patients associates to different degrees with dialysis encephalopathy, bone disorders and microcytic anemia. We report here the observation of a patient receiving intermittent hemodialysis therapy who presented with acute encephalopathy. It turned out to be caused by aluminum intoxication secondary to a defect in dialysis water treatment...
November 22, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172978/application-of-the-fda-biosimilar-extrapolation-framework-to-make-off-label-determinations
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Edward Li, Ernesto Lobaina
BACKGROUND: The FDA's extrapolation framework allows for a biosimilar to obtain licensure for indications that were not explicitly studied in the context of a clinical trial by extending conclusions from studies in 1 population to make inferences in other populations. Within routine clinical care, drugs and biologics are routinely used for medically accepted off-label indications. The appropriateness of these products for off-label indications are typically curated by compendia and guidelines, which have established processes and criteria for reviewing and evaluating the evidence to make such determinations...
December 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169901/-transfusion-practices-in-elderly-patients-a-descriptive-study-about-241%C3%A2-patients-at-the-university-hospital-of-brest
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C Le Niger, N Magne Tagne, A Gentric
Red blood cell transfusion is commonly required for elderly patients with little specific guidelines for this population. We wished to study the transfusion practices for patients aged≥75 years transfused with red blood cells in all units of our institution. The aim of this work is to describe this population of patients and to compare the transfusion practices to the HAS and ANSM guidelines published in 2014. METHODS: An observational study was performed including patients≥75 years, transfused with red blood cells between 27th January to 27th March 2014...
November 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164009/next-generation-gene-sequencing-differentiates-hypoplastic-myelodysplastic-syndrome-from-aplastic-anemia
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Jeffrey L Lew, Joshua L Fenderson, Mark G Carmichael
Hypoplastic Myelodysplastic Syndrome (h-MDS) comprises 15% of all MDS and has traditionally been difficult to distinguish from aplastic anemia (AA) by current testing. Accurate differentiation is important because treatment and prognosis differ. Since the publication of the 2008 World Health Organization classification of MDS, next-generation DNA sequencing has discovered novel mutations strongly associated with AA and MDS. Recent research supports the utility of identifying these mutations in the diagnosis and management of MDS; however, use of next-generation sequencing is not yet recommended in guidelines and the study is not routinely performed...
November 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163962/chronic-anemia-due-to-gastrointestinal-bleeding-when-do-gastroenterologists-transfuse
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K V Grooteman, Ejm van Geenen, W Kievit, Jph Drenth
Background: The hypothesis is that decision-making for transfusion varies considerably among gastroenterologists. The aim is to identify preferences and predictors of transfusion decision-making in chronic anemia. Study design and methods: Between February and April of 2015, a computerized adaptive choice-based conjoint survey was administered to gastroenterologists in the Netherlands. The survey included seven patient attributes: hemoglobin levels, hemoglobin stability, age, iron indices, the presence of anemia-related symptoms, cardiovascular comorbidities, and the number of transfusions in the past half year...
November 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153377/iatrogenic-iron-overload-and-its-potential-consequences-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Guy Rostoker, Nosratola D Vaziri
Iron overload was considered rare in hemodialysis patients until recently, but its clinical frequency is now increasingly recognized. The liver is the main site of iron storage and the liver iron concentration (LIC) is closely correlated with total iron stores in patients with secondary hemosiderosis and genetic hemochromatosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is now the gold standard method for estimating and monitoring LIC. Studies of LIC in hemodialysis patients by magnetic susceptometry thirteen years ago and recently by quantitative MRI have demonstrated a relation between the risk of iron overload and the use of intravenous (IV) iron products prescribed at doses determined by the iron biomarker cutoffs contained in current anemia management guidelines...
November 16, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138069/traumatic-fractures-of-the-cervical-spine-analysis-of-changes-in-incidence-etiology-concurrent-injuries-and-complications-among-488-262-patients-from-2005-2013
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Peter G Passias, Gregory W Poorman, Frank A Segreto, Cyrus M Jalai, Samantha R Horn, Cole A Bortz, Dennis Vasquez-Montes, Bassel G Diebo, Shaleen Vira, Olivia J Bono, Rafael De La Garza-Ramos, John Y Moon, Charles Wang, Brandon P Hirsch, Peter L Zhou, Michael Gerling, Heiko Koller, Virginie Lafage
OBJECTIVE: The etiologies and epidemiology of traumatic cervical spine fracture have not been described with sufficient power or recency. Our goal is to describe demographics, incidence, etiology, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), concurrent injuries, treatments, and complications of traumatic cervical spine fractures. METHODS: Retrospective review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. ICD-9 E-Codes identified trauma cases from 2005-2013. Patients with cervical fracture were isolated...
November 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118268/azacitidine-in-lower-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-a-meta-analysis-of-data-from-prospective-studies
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Rami Komrokji, Arlene S Swern, David Grinblatt, Roger M Lyons, Magnus Tobiasson, Lewis R Silverman, Hamid Sayar, Ravi Vij, Albert Fliss, Nora Tu, Mary M Sugrue
BACKGROUND: After erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) failure, lenalidomide and hypomethylating agents are the only remaining treatment options for most patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (LR-MDS). Optimal choice of these agents as front-line therapy in non-del(5q) LR-MDS is unclear. Because azacitidine clinical data mainly describe experience in higher-risk MDS, we performed a meta-analysis of patient-level data to evaluate azacitidine in patients with red blood cell (RBC) transfusion-dependent LR-MDS...
November 8, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116947/cerebrovascular-steal-phenomenon-and-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ana Hategan, Calvin H Hirsch
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for major depressive disorder, but cerebrovascular and cardiovascular complications, although rare, remain the most concerning. This is particularly notable in those with preexisting cerebrovascular disease, which impacts dynamic cerebral autoregulation. In these patients, the increased blood flow to the seizing portions of the brain induced by ECT potentially can reduce cerebral blood flow to ischemic areas, possibly causing adverse neurological events...
November 8, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111106/2017-comprehensive-update-of-the-canadian-cardiovascular-society-guidelines-for-the-management-of-heart-failure
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Justin A Ezekowitz, Eileen O'Meara, Michael A McDonald, Howard Abrams, Michael Chan, Anique Ducharme, Nadia Giannetti, Adam Grzeslo, Peter G Hamilton, George A Heckman, Jonathan G Howlett, Sheri L Koshman, Serge Lepage, Robert S McKelvie, Gordon W Moe, Miroslaw Rajda, Elizabeth Swiggum, Sean A Virani, Shelley Zieroth, Abdul Al-Hesayen, Alain Cohen-Solal, Michel D'Astous, Sabe De, Estrellita Estrella-Holder, Stephen Fremes, Lee Green, Haissam Haddad, Karen Harkness, Adrian F Hernandez, Simon Kouz, Marie-Hélène LeBlanc, Frederick A Masoudi, Heather J Ross, Andre Roussin, Bruce Sussex
Since the inception of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society heart failure (HF) guidelines in 2006, much has changed in the care for patients with HF. Over the past decade, the HF Guidelines Committee has published regular updates. However, because of the major changes that have occurred, the Guidelines Committee believes that a comprehensive reassessment of the HF management recommendations is presently needed, with a view to producing a full and complete set of updated guidelines. The primary and secondary Canadian Cardiovascular Society HF panel members as well as external experts have reviewed clinically relevant literature to provide guidance for the practicing clinician...
November 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107389/open-questions-and-misconceptions-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-anemia-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Fermín Mearin, Ángel Lanas, Luis Bujanda, Pilar Canelles, José Cotter, Antonio Hervás, Carlos Martín de Argila, Miguel Montoro, Javier P Gisbert
Despite high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in patients with acute or chronic gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB), IDA and iron deficiency (ID) are frequently untreated. Reasons may be misconceptions about the impact and diagnosis of IDA and the efficacy of new treatments. Addressing these misconceptions, this article summarizes current evidence for better understanding and management of GIB-associated IDA. Despite only few controlled studies evaluated the efficacy of iron treatment in patients with GIB, there is consistent evidence suggesting that: (a) IDA should be diligently investigated, (b) effective treatment of ID/IDA improves outcomes such as health-related quality of life and can avoid severe cardiovascular consequences, and (c) intravenous iron should be considered as well-tolerated treatment in this setting...
October 26, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098634/pre-and-postoperative-anemia-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Adriana D Oprea, J Mauricio Del Rio, Mary Cooter, Cynthia L Green, Jörn A Karhausen, Patrick Nailer, Nicole R Guinn, Mihai V Podgoreanu, Mark Stafford-Smith, Jacob N Schroder, Manuel L Fontes, Miklos D Kertai
BACKGROUND: Preoperative and postoperative anemia have been identified individually as potential risk factors for postoperative complications after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Their interrelationship with acute kidney injury (AKI) and long-term mortality, however, has not been clearly defined and was the purpose of this study. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 6,130 adult patients undergoing CABG surgery performed at a single large academic medical center...
November 2, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098319/-multiple-myeloma-what-has-been-confirmed-in-therapy
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REVIEW
M-A Baertsch, H Goldschmidt
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignancy of terminally differentiated B cells/plasma cells and is primarily located in the bone marrow. Symptomatic multiple myeloma typically presents with osteolyses, anemia, reduced renal function, and/or hypercalcemia. In the case of such MM-related end organ damage, urgent systemic treatment is indicated. In order to prevent end organ damage, current guidelines now recommend treatment initiation already when certain biomarkers are met. Current first-line treatment is based on proteasome inhibition and immunomodulation...
November 2, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075500/prevalence-and-determinants-of-anemia-among-pregnant-women-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Getachew Mullu Kassa, Achenef Asmamaw Muche, Abadi Kidanemariam Berhe, Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu
BACKGROUND: Anemia during pregnancy is one of the most common indirect obstetric cause of maternal mortality in developing countries. It is responsible for poor maternal and fetal outcomes. A limited number of studies were conducted on anemia during pregnancy in Ethiopia, and they present inconsistent findings. Therefore, this review was undertaken to summarize the findings conducted in several parts of the country and present the national level of anemia among pregnant women in Ethiopia...
2017: BMC Hematology
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