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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728262/-evaluation-of-efficacy-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-plus-recombinant-human-thrombopoietin-for-children-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
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K Zhou, C X Liu, Y Li, J P Li, H H Fan, L Zhang, L P Jing, G X Peng, L Ye, Y Li, L Song, X Zhao, W R Yang, Z J Wu, F Chen, F K Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) combined with recombinant human thrombopoietin (rhTPO) for severe aplastic anemia (SAA) in pediatric patients. Method: A retrospective case-control study was conducted and the clinical data of 45 pediatric patients with de novo SAA admitted to the Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Blood Disease Hospital during the period from December 2009 to December 2014 were analyzed...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727801/proponent-or-collaborative-physician-perspectives-and-approaches-to-disease-modifying-therapies-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Nitya Bakshi, Cynthia B Sinha, Diana Ross, Kirshma Khemani, George Loewenstein, Lakshmanan Krishnamurti
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that primarily affects African-American and other ethnic minority populations. There are three available disease-modifying therapies for sickle cell disease: hydroxyurea (HU), bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and chronic blood transfusion (CBT). Since these treatments vary in their therapeutic intent, efficacy in preventing progression of the disease, short and long-term adverse effects, costs and patient burden, the decision-making process regarding these therapies is complicated for both the patient and healthcare provider...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727608/evaluation-of-non-invasive-hemoglobin-monitoring-in-trauma-patients-with-low-hemoglobin-levels
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Medhat Gamal, Bassant Abdelhamid, Dina Zakaria, Omnia Abd El Dayem, Ashraf Rady, Maher Fawzy, Ahmed Hasanin
OBJECTIVE: Bleeding is a leading cause of death among trauma patients. Delayed assessment of blood hemoglobin level might result in either unnecessary blood transfusion in non-indicated patients or delayed blood transfusion in critically bleeding patients. In this study, we evaluate the precision of non-invasive hemoglobin monitoring in trauma patients with low hemoglobin levels. METHODS: We included trauma patients with low hemoglobin levels (less than 8 g/dL) scheduled for surgical intervention...
July 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727139/effect-of-solvent-detergent-treated-pooled-plasma-on-fibrinolysis-in-reconstituted-whole-blood
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Nicholas H Saadah, Pieter F van der Meer, Herm Jan M Brinkman, Dirk de Korte, Ido J Bontekoe, Herbert H Korsten, Rutger A Middelburg, Johanna G van der Bom, Martin R Schipperus
BACKGROUND: Hyperfibrinolysis has been observed in patients heavily transfused with solvent/detergent-treated pooled plasma (S/D plasma). We compared coagulation and fibrinolytic variables in blood containing S/D plasma with blood containing fresh-frozen plasma (FFP), with and without α2-antiplasmin or tranexamic acid (TXA) supplementation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Whole blood samples were reconstituted from red blood cells, platelet (PLT) concentrates, and varying mixtures of FFP and S/D plasma...
July 20, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726538/marked-bleeding-diathesis-in-patients-with-platelet-dysfunction-due-to-a-novel-mutation-in-rasgrp2-encoding-caldag-gefi-p-gly305asp
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Emilse Bermejo, Maria F Alberto, David S Paul, Aaron A Cook, Paquita Nurden, Analia Sanchez Luceros, Alan T Nurden, Wolfgang Bergmeier
Congenital platelet function disorders are often the result of defects in critical signal transduction pathways required for platelet adhesion and clot formation. Mutations affecting RASGRP2, the gene encoding the Rap GTPase activator, CalDAG-GEFI, give rise to a novel, and rare, group of platelet signal transduction abnormalities. We here report platelet function studies for two brothers (P1 and P2) expressing a novel variant of RASGRP2, CalDAG-GEFI(p.Gly305Asp). P1 and P2 have a lifelong history of bleeding with severe epistaxis successfully treated with platelet transfusions or rFVIIa...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726165/long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-splenectomy-for-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Kazuhiro Tada, Masayuki Ohta, Kunihiro Saga, Hiroomi Takayama, Teijiro Hirashita, Yuichi Endo, Hiroki Uchida, Yukio Iwashita, Masafumi Inomata
PURPOSE: Splenectomy is the standard therapy for medically refractory immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has gained wide acceptance; however, the long-term outcomes of LS versus open splenectomy (OS) for patients with ITP remain unclear. METHODS: We analyzed, retrospectively, 32 patients who underwent splenectomy, as LS in 22 and OS in 10, for refractory ITP at our institute. Data were evaluated based on the American Society of Hematology 2011 evidence-based practice guidelines for ITP...
July 19, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726140/outcomes-following-laparoscopic-versus-open-major-hepatectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Hong-Wei Xu, Fei Liu, Hong-Yu Li, Yong-Gang Wei, Bo Li
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic major hepatectomy (LMH) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis remains controversial due to limited reports in the literature. This study analyzed the perioperative and oncological outcomes of LMH for HCC with cirrhosis compared with open major hepatectomy (OMH). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with cirrhosis who underwent major hepatectomy for HCC between January 2015 and January 2017 was performed. Patients were divided into the LMH group and the OMH group...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726066/palliative-care-needs-in-hospitalized-cancer-patients-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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A Sandgren, P Strang
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to describe and compare diagnoses, symptoms, and care needs in palliative cancer patients in two medium-sized hospitals in a county council with no specialized palliative care available 24/7; to analyze the relationships between diagnosis and symptoms/care needs; and to compare results and trends from two datasets (from 2007 and 2012). METHODS: The study was population-based with a cross-sectional design and was conducted at two acute care hospitals...
July 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725302/the-trend-of-tranexamic-use-in-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-ulcers
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Stefan Redeen
BACKGROUND: Bleeding ulcer is a common condition, especially among the elderly population. Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been successfully used for many bleeding conditions. Its use in patients with bleeding ulcer is inclusive yet. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the prescription of TXA. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was performed as a review of medical records at the Surgery Department, University Hospital in Linkoping. Patients with complete esophagogastroduodenoscopy and ulcer disease were included and divided on the basis of treatment with TXA or not...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724447/blood-donation-practice-and-its-associated-factors-among-health-professionals-of-university-of-gondar-hospital-northwest-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Getachew Arage, Seada Ibrahim, Endeshaw Adimasu
BACKGROUND: Blood donation has remained a challenge in developing countries, like Ethiopia. In Ethiopia there is a high reliance on family surrogate and waged blood donors which carries an attendant increased risk of transfusion transmissible infection. Health workers are expected to practice blood donation so as to create a good image to the public. A study on blood donation behavior may improve successful implementation of the blood donation programs. METHODS: An institution based cross-sectional study was deployed from January to June 2015...
July 19, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724126/comparative-outcomes-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-among-black-and-white-patients-treated-at-us-veterans-affairs-hospitals
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Taisei Kobayashi, Thomas J Glorioso, Ehrin J Armstrong, Thomas M Maddox, Mary E Plomondon, Gary K Grunwald, Steven M Bradley, Thomas T Tsai, Stephen W Waldo, Sunil V Rao, Subhash Banerjee, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Deepak L Bhatt, A Garvey Rene, Robert L Wilensky, Peter W Groeneveld, Jay Giri
Importance: Current comparative outcomes among black and white patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system are not known. Objective: To compare outcomes between black and white patients undergoing PCI in the VA health system. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study compared black and white patients who underwent PCI between October 1, 2007, and September 30, 2013, at 63 VA hospitals using data recorded in the VA Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking System for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories (CART-CL) program...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723873/total-disc-arthroplasty-and-anterior-interbody-fusion-in-the-lumbar-spine-have-relatively-few-differences-in-readmission-and-short-term-adverse-events
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Blake N Shultz, Alexander T Wilson, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Patawut Bovonratwet, Ryan P McLynn, Jonathan J Cui, Jonathan N Grauer
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective matched cohort study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To compare rates of adverse events and readmission between lumbar total disc arthroplasty (TDA) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: TDA and ALIF may be considered for similar degenerative indications. However, there have been few large-cohort comparison studies of short-term clinical outcomes for these procedures...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723749/effects-of-sealing-the-intramedullary-femoral-canal-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-study
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Xu Li, Xiang-Bei Qi, Xue Han, Wei Wang, Jian-Ning Liu, Ji-Chao Guo, Zhi-Yong Li
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the clinical effects of sealing the femoral canal by intramedullary alignment instrumentation in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: One hundred twenty consecutive patients with knee osteoarthritis, who underwent unilateral TKA, were enrolled in the study and equally randomized into 2 groups: the sealing group and the control group. In the sealing group, the femoral canal was sealed with autogenous bone and cement using intramedullary alignment instrumentation, while the femoral hole was left open for patients in the control group...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723699/intraoperative-bleeding-in-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-iii-treated-by-fassier-duval-femoral-rodding-analysis-of-risk-factors
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Pietro Persiani, Maria V Pesce, Lorena Martini, Filippo M Ranaldi, Patrizia D'Eufemia, Anna Zambrano, Mauro Celli, Ciro Villani
The surgical treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is negatively influenced by clinical features such as osteoporosis, limb deformities and bone changes caused by bisphosphonate therapy. Blood loss during femoral nailing surgeries in patients with OI is a serious problem. Platelet anomalies have been associated with an elevation of the serum pyrophosphate originating from the platelets during clotting, even if the causality with the platelet dysfunction has not yet been established. To identify predictive risk factors regarding intraoperative bleeding, a retrospective analysis was conducted on 23 patients aged between 6 and 13 years, affected by OI type III, who were treated to correct femoral deformities or to perform an osteosynthesis for femoral shaft fractures, using the Fassier-Duval telescopic nail...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723691/high-cost-of-hospitalization-for-colonic-diverticular-bleeding-depended-on-repeated-bleeding-and-blood-transfusion-analysis-with-diagnosis-procedure-combination-data-in-japan
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Yoichiro Ito, Yasuhisa Sakata, Hisako Yoshida, Sayuri Nonaka, Susumu Fujii, Yuichiro Tanaka, Shimpei Shirai, Eri Takeshita, Takashi Akutagawa, Hiroharu Kawakubo, Koji Yamamoto, Nanae Tsuruoka, Ryo Shimoda, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from a colonic diverticulum is serious in aged patients. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for high-cost hospitalization of colonic diverticular bleeding using the diagnosis procedure combination (DPC) data. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, 78 patients with colonic diverticular bleeding were identified by DPC data in Saga Medical School Hospital. All patients underwent colonic endoscopy within 3 days. The patients were divided into 2 groups: the low-cost group (DPC cost of <500,000 yen) and the high-cost group (DPC cost of >500,000 yen)...
July 20, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723495/surgical-management-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-recurrent-venous-tumor-thrombus-after-prior-nephrectomy-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
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William P Parker, Stephen A Boorjian, Harras B Zaid, John C Cheville, Bradley C Leibovich, R Houston Thompson
BACKGROUND: While the management of a venous tumor thrombus in renal cell carcinoma is well described, there is a paucity of evidence to guide care in patients who recur within the vena cava. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with patients presenting with recurrent venous tumor thrombi after prior radical nephrectomy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective review of 16 patients from 1970 to 2013 with a history of renal cell carcinoma treated surgically for a recurrent tumor thrombus unrelated to a new renal tumor...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722609/differences-in-mortality-and-clinical-manifestations-of-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-in-taiwan-in-different-years-a-comparison-for-cases-in-2014-and-2015-epidemics
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Ko Chang, Chung-Hao Huang, Ing-Kit Lee, Po-Liang Lu, Chun-Yu Lin, Tun-Chieh Chen, Ping-Chang Lai, Hsiao-Cheng Hsieh, Hsin-Liang Yu, Chih-Hsing Hung, Meng-Chieh Wu, Yi-Ying Chin, Chun-Chi Huang, Deng-Chyang Wu, Yen-Hsu Chen
People in southern Taiwan experienced two major dengue outbreaks in 2014 and 2015. The mortality and clinical features were very different between these 2 years. Dengue virus serotype 1 (DENV-1) caused epidemic outbreak in 2014 and DENV-2 was predominant in 2015. The characteristics of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases in the 2 years was analyzed. We conducted a retrospective chart review to analyze the clinical and laboratory features of 206 adult patients with DHF in southern Taiwan in 2014 and 2015. The mortality rate of DHF cases in 2015 was higher than that of cases in 2014 (38...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722278/non-physician-health-care-workers-and-voluntary-blood-donation-an-ambiguous-relationship
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N Sousos, S Sfyridou, D Adamidou, T-A Vyzantiadis, M Karadosidou, A Filippou, T Karafoulidou, M Chouridi, S Theodoridou
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of voluntary blood donation (BD) among the non-physician health-care workers of our institution, to investigate the relationship between these parameters and to determine the predictors of BD practice. BACKGROUND: KAP surveys provide a popular context-specific evidence base for the development of blood transfusion services' strategies and interventions to promote voluntary, non-remunerated BD...
July 19, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721325/massive-intraoperative-blood-loss-secondary-to-pulmonary-artery-injury-during-a-video-assisted-thorascopic-surgery-the-importance-of-protocols-and-preparedness
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Brian Keyes, Erin Giles
Hemorrhagic shock is a potentially devastating surgical condition that can present unexpectedly. This original case report involves a 57-year-old man who experienced unexpected significant blood loss as a result of iatrogenic injury to the pulmonary artery during a video-assisted thorascopic surgery. This case highlights the importance of preparedness and massive transfusion protocols in responding to intraoperative crises of this nature.
June 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721223/atrial-fibrillation-in-a-preterm-newborn-with-structurally-normal-heart
#20
Pier Paolo Bassareo, Andrea Raffaele Marras, Mariangela Marras, Silvia Marras, Giuseppe Mercuro
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a really uncommon arrhythmia in newborns. Here, we report the case of a 1-day-old infant who was recovered in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a twin-to-twin transfusion. The appearance of an unexpected AF was registered at his continuous electrocardiographic monitoring. Both chest X-ray and echocardiographic examination revealed the anomalous insertion of the tip of a central venous catheter (CVC) into the heart ('umbilical artery → inferior vena cava → right atrium → patent foramen ovale → left atrium')...
March 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
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