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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535151/correlations-of-hemoglobin-level-and-perioperative-blood-transfusion-with-the-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Gang Wu, Dai-Yang Zhang, Yu-Han Duan, Ying-Qiong Zhang, Xian-Nian Cui, Zheng Luo
BACKGROUND This study was designed to explore the correlations of hemoglobin level (Hb) and perioperative blood transfusion with the prognosis of gastric cancer (GC). MATERIAL AND METHODS Our study consisted of 210 patients with GC who all received a D2 radical operation. These patients were assigned into three groups: 68 cases in group A (blood transfusion >5 U); 59 cases in group B (blood transfusion <5 U); 83 cases in group C (without blood transfusion). A 5-year follow-up was conducted to evaluate the disease-free survival of the patients...
May 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534361/impact-of-perioperative-blood-transfusion-on-survival-of-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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Rong Gui, Hao Tang, Meng Gao, Jing Liu, Rong Huang, Guosheng Zhao, Jinqi Ma, Mengqing Yi, Fengxia Liu, Yunfeng Fu
PURPOSE: Previous studies have suggested that perioperative blood transfusion is associated with poor prognosis in patients undergoing radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of blood transfusion on the long-term survival of such patients. METHODS: Short- and long-term outcomes were retrieved from a prospectively collected database of patients who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy with radical intent for gastric cancer...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530646/the-relevance-of-the-age-of-transfused-blood-for-prognosis-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi
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Katarzyna Czerwińska-Jelonkiewicz, Magdalena Łętowska, Adam Witkowski, Walerian Piotrowski, Marta Załęska-Kocięcka, Janina Stępińska
INTRODUCTION    Blood transfusion after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is frequently required due to the high vulnerability of TAVI population and procedure related bleeding.  OBJECTIVES    We quantified the impact of post-procedural blood transfusion and the age of transfused red blood cells (RBC) units on prognosis after TAVI.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    This was a single-center, observational analysis conducted between 2009-2014. The adopted end points were early and long-term mortality after TAVI...
May 22, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524034/-value-of-preoperative-pulmonary-artery-diastolic-pressure-on-predicting-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-bilateral-lung-transplantation-for-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Feng Zhang, Hongyang Xu, Shuyun Jiang, Jiaqiong Li, Shunmei Lu, Dapeng Wang, Zhidong Zang, Hong Pan, Jingyu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the value of the potential risk factors on predicting primary graft dysfunction (PGD) after bilateral lung transplantation for the patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Fifty-eight patients with IPF who underwent the bilateral lung transplantation admitted to Wuxi People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University from June 2014 to March 2017 were enrolled. The grade 3 PGD happened within 72 hours after transplantation was taken as the outcome event, and these patients were divided into PGD and non-PGD groups...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523403/sleeve-gastrectomy-postoperative-hemorrhage-is-linked-to-type-2-diabetes-and-not-to-surgical-technique
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Hadar Spivak, Carmil Azran, Galia Spectre, Galina Lidermann, Orit Blumenfeld
BACKGROUND: The degree, prevalence, and risk factors linked to sleeve gastrectomy (SG) postoperative hemorrhage (POH) have not been fully defined. METHODS: An analysis was conducted on a prospectively collected database of 394 consecutive primary SGs performed in a single practice from January 2014 to December 2015. END POINTS: (1) acute POH, defined by red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and/or re-exploration; (2) subclinical POH, defined by postoperative hemoglobin drop (HgbD) >one standard deviation above mean...
May 18, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515091/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-enhances-the-oxidative-response-and-bactericidal-activity-of-neutrophils
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Zakir Khan, Xiao Z Shen, Ellen A Bernstein, Jorge F Giani, Masahiro Eriguchi, Tuantuan V Zhao, Romer A Gonzalez-Villalobos, Sebastien Fuchs, George Y Liu, Kenneth E Bernstein
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are widely used to reduce blood pressure. Here, we examined if ACE is important for the antibacterial effectiveness of neutrophils. ACE knockout mice or mice treated with an ACE inhibitor were more susceptible to bacterial infection by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). In contrast, mice over expressing ACE in neutrophils (Neu(ACE) mice) have increased resistance to MRSA, and better in vitro killing of MRSA, P. aeruginosa, and K. pneumoniae ACE overexpression increased neutrophil production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) following MRSA challenge, an effect independent of the angiotensin II AT1 receptor...
May 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514317/impact-of-age-on-short-term-outcomes-of-liver-surgery-lessons-learned-in-10-years-experience-in-a-tertiary-referral-hepato-pancreato-biliary-center
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Andrea Ruzzenente, Simone Conci, Andrea Ciangherotti, Tommaso Campagnaro, Alessandro Valdegamberi, Francesca Bertuzzo, Fabio Bagante, Guido Mantovani, Michela De Angelis, Adriano E Dorna, Marco Piccino, Corrado Pedrazzani, Alfredo Guglielmi, Calogero Iacono
We investigate the surgical outcomes of patients undergoing hepatectomy according to different age intervals, identify the clinical factors related to surgical outcomes, and propose clinical risk scores for severe morbidity and mortality based on the clinical factors.Eight hundred three patients undergoing liver resection were divided into 3 groups: young patients (YP), <65 years (n = 387), elderly patients (EP), from 65 to 74 years (n = 279); very-elderly patients (VEP), ≥75 years (n = 137)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508402/risk-factors-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-among-blood-donors-in-cameroon-evidence-for-the-design-of-an-africa-specific-donor-history-questionnaire
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Claude T Tagny, Georges Nguefack-Tsague, Diderot Fopa, Celestin Ashu, Estel Tante, Pauline Ngo Balogog, Olivier Donfack, Dora Mbanya, Syria Laperche, Edward Murphy
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa improving the deferral of at-risk blood donors would be a cost-effective approach to reducing transfusion-transmitted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. We performed a pilot case-control study to identify the risk factors for HIV infection and to develop an adapted donor history questionnaire (DHQ) for sub-Saharan Africa. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We recruited 137 HIV-positive donors (cases) and 256 HIV-negative donors (controls) and gathered risk factor data using audio computer-assisted self-interview...
May 15, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502542/contemporary-evaluation-of-mortality-and-stroke-risk-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Frances Y Hu, Zachary B Fang, Bradley G Leshnower, Yazan Duwayri, William D Jordan, Theresa W Gillespie, Ravi K Veeraswamy
OBJECTIVE: During the past decade, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has increased as a treatment option for a variety of aortic pathologic processes. Despite this rise in the use of thoracic stent grafts, real-world outcomes from a robust, adjudicated, contemporary data set have yet to be reported. Previous studies have shown periprocedural mortality rates between 1.5% and 9.5% and procedure-related stroke rates of 2.3% to 8.2%. With advances in device engineering and increased experience of physicians, we hypothesized that the rates of these complications would be reduced in a more recent sample set...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500622/implementation-of-a-rapid-assay-of-adamts13-activity-was-associated-with-improved-30-day-survival-rate-in-patients-with-acquired-primary-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-who-received-platelet-transfusions
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Yumi Yoshii, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Charles L Bennett, Ayami Isonishi, Norio Kurumatani, Masanori Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Platelet (PLT) transfusions are probably harmful in patients with acquired idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP). Introduction of a rapid assay for ADAMTS13 activity should reduce the time to definite diagnosis of aTTP, reduce the amount of inappropriately transfused PLT concentrates, and improve mortality and morbidity. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We selected 265 aTTP patients with severe ADAMTS13 deficiency. Of these, 91 patients were diagnosed by March 2005 (Period 1), when ADAMTS13 activity was measured by von Willebrand factor multimer assay, which took 4 to 7 days until the result was reported...
May 12, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494777/platelet-desialylation-is-a-novel-mechanism-and-a-therapeutic-target-in-thrombocytopenia-during-sepsis-an-open-label-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mei-Feng Li, Xiao-Li Li, Kai-Liang Fan, Ying-Yi Yu, Jing Gong, Shu-Ying Geng, Ya-Feng Liang, Ling Huang, Ji-Hua Qiu, Xing-Han Tian, Wen-Ting Wang, Xiao-Lu Zhang, Qing-Xia Yu, Yuan-Feng Zhang, Peng Lin, Li-Na Wang, Xin Li, Ming Hou, Lu-Yi Liu, Jun Peng
BACKGROUND: Studies in murine models suggested that platelet desialylation was an important mechanism of thrombocytopenia during sepsis. METHODS: First, we performed a prospective, multicenter, observational study that enrolled septic patients with or without thrombocytopenia to determine the association between platelet desialylation and thrombocytopenia in patients with sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. Gender- and age-matched healthy adults were selected as normal controls in analysis of the platelet desialylation levels (study I)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493871/ileus-in-children-presenting-with-diarrhea-and-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-chart-review
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Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Abu Smsb Shahid, K M Shahunja, Pradip Kumar Bardhan, Abu Syeed Golam Faruque, Lubaba Shahrin, Sumon Kumar Das, Dipesh Kumar Barua, Md Iqbal Hossain, Tahmeed Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Severely malnourished children aged under five years requiring hospital admission for diarrheal illness frequently develop ileus during hospitalization with often fatal outcomes. However, there is no data on risk factors and outcome of ileus in such children. We intended to evaluate predictive factors for ileus during hospitalization and their outcomes. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This was a retrospective chart review that enrolled severely malnourished children under five years old with diarrhea, admitted to the Dhaka Hospital of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh between April 2011 and August 2012...
May 11, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492980/-haemostatic-management-in-postpartum-haemorrhage-nationwide-survey-in-germany
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L Kaufner, K Ghantus, A Henkelmann, U Friedrichs, K Weizsäcker, A Schiemann, C von Heymann
BACKGROUND: In order to ensure evidence-based haemostatic management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH, blood loss >500 ml) consistent with guidelines appropriate structural conditions must be fulfilled regardless of different levels (1-3) in perinatal care. The aim of the survey was to identify differences in haemostatic management in PPH under consideration of the different levels of perinatal care in Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic questionnaire assessing the structural and therapeutic preconditions for haemostatic management was sent to 533 anaesthesiology departments serving obstetric units...
May 10, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488962/strategies-for-reducing-the-risk-of-transfusion-transmitted-leishmaniasis-in-an-area-endemic-for-leishmania-infantum-a-patient-and-donor-targeted-approach
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Teresa Jimenez-Marco, Cristina Riera, Enrique Girona-Llobera, Carmen Guillen, Laura Iniesta, Magdalena Alcover, Diana Berenguer, Alba Pujol, Miriam Tomás-Pérez, Beatriz Cancino-Faure, Teresa Serra, Martín Mascaró, Joan Gascó, Roser Fisa
BACKGROUND: In the Balearic Islands, as in other areas of the Mediterranean basin, there is a significant proportion of asymptomatic Leishmania (L.) infantum-infected blood donors, who may represent an important threat to transfusion safety. The Balearic Islands blood bank, located in an area endemic for L. infantum, carried out a study of donors and patients to investigate the impact of this infectious disease on blood safety in the region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty asymptomatic Leishmania-infected blood donors were followed-up between 2008 and 2011 to investigate the evolution of Leishmania infection in asymptomatic carriers...
March 15, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488733/surgical-resection-for-bismuth-type-iv-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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T Ebata, T Mizuno, Y Yokoyama, T Igami, G Sugawara, M Nagino
BACKGROUND: Bismuth type IV perihilar cholangiocarcinoma has traditionally been categorized as unresectable disease. The aim of this study was to review experience with a resection-based strategy in patients who have type IV perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: Medical records of consecutive patients with a diagnosis of type IV perihilar cholangiocarcinoma between 2006 and 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. Primary outcomes assessed were surgical results and long-term survival...
May 10, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482722/patterns-of-treatment-and-costs-associated-with-transfusion-burden-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Amy E DeZern, Gary Binder, Syed Rizvi, Frank A Corvino, Steven R Arikian, Andy Surinach, Jianyi Lee, B Douglas Smith
Transfusion dependence (TD) among myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients negatively impacts survival and health-related quality of life. We evaluated cost patterns of MDS care during TD and transfusion independence (TI). MDS patients were identified from a US claims database (2008-2013). TD was defined as ≥2 consecutive 8-week periods with ≥1 claim during each, and no interim 56-day period without transfusion; TI as 8 subsequent transfusion-free weeks; and transfusion frequency as the mean interval between transfusions during the TD period...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476526/restrictive-transfusion-in-radical-cystectomy-is-safe
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Sumeet Syan-Bhanvadia, Siri Drangsholt, Swar Shah, Jie Cai, Gus Miranda, Hooman Djaladat, Siamak Daneshmand
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Perioperative blood transfusion (PBT) is commonplace in radical cystectomy (RC) and has been linked to poorer oncologic outcomes. Limiting PBT in this largely elderly and comorbid population has not been studied. Herein, we first investigate the safety of a restrictive transfusion protocol (RTP) in patients undergoing RC for urothelial carcinoma and then compare oncologic outcomes between patients who did and did not receive PBT. METHODS: Outcomes for 173 consecutive patients meeting inclusion criteria undergoing RC for urothelial carcinoma from April 2010 to June 2014 by a single surgeon employing RTP were analyzed from an institutional review board-approved, prospectively collected database...
May 2, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472239/association-between-ibuprofen-use-and-severity-of-surgically-managed-posttonsillectomy-hemorrhage
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Pamela A Mudd, Princy Thottathil, Terri Giordano, Ralph F Wetmore, Lisa Elden, Abbas F Jawad, Luis Ahumada, Jorge A Gálvez
Importance: Ibuprofen used in postoperative management of pain after tonsillectomy has not been shown to increase the overall risk for posttonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH). The severity of bleeding is difficult to quantify but may be a more important outcome to measure. Objective: To evaluate the association between ibuprofen use and severity of PTH using transfusion events as a marker of severity. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective cohort study identified 8868 patients who underwent tonsillectomy from January 20, 2011, through June 30, 2014, at the tertiary academic Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...
May 4, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470576/a-comparative-analysis-of-the-role-of-tranexamic-acid-as-an-independent-variable-in-reducing-intraoperative-blood-loss-in-patients-undergoing-conventional-total-knee-arthroplasty-versus-computer-assisted-total-knee-arthroplasty
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K K Eachempati, A V Gurava Reddy, S Apsingi, S R Sankineani, J Shaheed, C Dannana
BACKGROUND: Blood loss in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an area of significant concern as it has an effect on patient morbidity and hospital stay. Among many different modalities to reduce blood loss, the use of Tranexamic acid has become a standard procedure nowadays. The aim of our study was to determine if Tranexamic acid alone decreases blood loss as an independent variable irrespective of other blood loss preserving measures. METHOD: This prospective non-randomized study included patients undergoing unilateral TKA by conventional method (Group 1) and computer-assisted TKA (Group 2)...
May 3, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470415/perioperative-complications-following-colpocleisis-with-and-without-concomitant-vaginal-hysterectomy
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Katarzyna Bochenska, Alix Leader-Cramer, Margaret Mueller, Bhumy Davé, Alexandria Alverdy, Kimberly Kenton
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pelvic organ prolapse is common in the elderly population and may be surgically treated with colpocleisis. We aimed to identify and compare surgical characteristics and 30-day perioperative complications in patients who underwent colpocleisis with and without concomitant vaginal hysterectomy (VH) using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database. METHODS: Women who underwent vaginal closure procedures from 2006 to 2014 were identified utilizing Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for LeFort colpocleisis (57120) and vaginectomy (57110)...
May 3, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
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