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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088436/injury-severity-sex-and-transfusion-volume-but-not-transfusion-ratio-predict-inflammatory-complications-after-traumatic-injury
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Allison R Jones, Heather M Bush, Susan K Frazier
BACKGROUND: Blood component (packed red blood cells [PRBC], fresh frozen plasma [FFP], platelets [PLT]) ratios transfused in a 1:1:1 fashion are associated with survival after trauma; the relationship among blood component ratios and inflammatory complications after trauma is not fully understood. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship among blood component ratios (1:1 vs other for PRBC:FFP and PRBC:PLT) and inflammatory complications (primary outcome) in patients with major trauma...
January 11, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068241/chemotherapy-response-assessment-by-fdg-pet-ct-in-early-stage-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-moving-beyond-the-five-point-deauville-score
#2
Sarah A Milgrom, Wenli Dong, Mani Akhtari, Grace L Smith, Chelsea C Pinnix, Osama Mawlawi, Eric Rohren, Naveen Garg, Hubert Chuang, Zeinab Abou Yehia, Jay P Reddy, Jillian R Gunther, Joseph D Khoury, Tina Suki, Eleanor M Osborne, Yasuhiro Oki, Michelle Fanale, Bouthaina S Dabaja
PURPOSE: In early-stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma, fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET)-computed tomography (CT) scans are performed routinely after chemotherapy, and the 5-point Deauville score is used to report the disease response. We hypothesized that other PET-CT parameters, considered in combination with Deauville score, would improve risk stratification. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients treated for stage I to II Hodgkin lymphoma from 2003 to 2013, who were aged ≥18 years and had analyzable PET-CT scans performed before and after chemotherapy, were eligible...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051822/novel-usage-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-in-hereditary-angioedema
#3
N Hanizah, C A Affirul, N A Farah, M A Shamila, M I Ridzuan
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare and potentially life threatening autosomal dominant disease characterized by recurrent episodes of cutaneous and mucosal oedema. It results from reduced expression or loss of function of CI-esterase inhibitors (C1-INH). As opposed to the more common histamine-mediated angioedema, HAE does not respond well to conventional treatments with anti-histamines, steroids and adrenaline. Early recognition and timely intervention with the correct treatment are crucial particularly preventing airway obstruction...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040331/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-rheumatic-diseases-a-university-hospital-experience
#4
Juan Pablo Córdoba, Carolina Larrarte, Cristina Estrada, Daniel G Fernández-Ávila
INTRODUCTION: Each day, evidence accumulates related to the use of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in patients with rheumatic diseases. San Ignacio University Hospital has recorded all of the TPE sessions performed by the institution's apheresis group. OBJECTIVE: To describe the TPE experience of patients with rheumatologic diseases in a hospital setting (?). METHODS: Descriptive, observational, retrospective analysis. This study included analyses of the TPE sessions that were performed in patients with rheumatic diseases from November 2009 to November 2013...
December 16, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029475/trali-following-fresh-frozen-plasma-resuscitation-from-burn-shock
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Larry M Jones, Nicholas Deluga, Puneet Bhatti, Scott R Scrape, John K Bailey, Rebecca A Coffey
INTRODUCTION: Resuscitation from burn shock using fresh frozen plasma (FFP) has been described. Critics of FFP resuscitation cite the development of transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) as a deterrent to its use. This study examines the occurrence of TRALI with FFP resuscitation of critically ill burned patients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of severely burned patients who received FFP resuscitation. Data points included age, TBSA, TBSA full thickness, presence of alternate etiologies of acute lung injury, total FFP administered, and signs and symptoms of TRALI as defined per the Canadian Blood Services Consensus Conference...
October 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010881/post-hepatectomy-hyperbilirubinemia-the-point-of-no-return
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Jessica Y Liu, Lauren M Postlewait, Joanna W Etra, Malcolm H Squires, Kenneth Cardona, Joshua H Winer, Juan M Sarmiento, Charles A Staley, Shishir K Maithel, David A Kooby, Maria C Russell
BACKGROUND: Post-hepatectomy hyperbilirubinemia is associated with liver insufficiency and failure. The highest survivable peak total bilirubin (ptbili) is not defined. This study aimed to identify the postop ptbili beyond which survival is improbable or impossible. METHODS: An institutional database of major hepatectomies (≥3 segments, no biliary resections), 2000-2012 was reviewed. Data were analyzed to find ptbili in the first 45 postop days. Factors associated with 90-day mortality (90 DM) and those predictive of ptbili were determined...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995204/the-evaluation-of-the-audit-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-ffp-usage-in-emergency-department
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Emine Emektar, Seda Dagar, Seref Kerem Corbacioglu, Huseyin Uzunosmanoglu, Mehmet Veysel Oncul, Yunsur Cevik
OBJECTIVES: In our study, the aim is to evaluate the use of Fresh-Frozen Plasma (FFP) in our emergency department and to assess its audit for transfusion. METHODS: All the patients aged 18 and over who received FFP transfusion in the emergency department between March 1, 2013 and March 1, 2016 were included into the study. The audit of FFP use was evaluated by according to 'British Committee for Standards in Hematology Guideline-2004'. RESULTS: Total 141 patients were identified to receive FFP transfusion in our emergency department...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994260/a-case-of-successful-thromboelastographic-guided-resuscitation-after-postpartum-hemorrhage-and-cardiac-arrest
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M Hurwich, D Zimmer, E Guerra, E Evans, T Shire, M Abernathy, J T Shreve, G R Kolettis, M T McCurdy, F J Castellino, M Walsh
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is an unusual cause of life threatening peri partum hemorrhage (PPH). AFE resuscitation is often associated with renal and respiratory insufficiency, and a coagulopathy similar to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Resuscitation requires immediate recognition and limited use of crystalloid. We present a case of PPH caused by AFE with resultant cardiac arrest, renal and respiratory failure, and DIC-like coagulopathy, whose successful resuscitation was guided by perfusionist-directed serial thromboelastography (TEG)...
December 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989373/bleeding-after-invasive-procedures-is-rare-and-unpredicted-by-platelet-counts-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-thrombocytopenia
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Grazia Napolitano, Angelo Iacobellis, Antonio Merla, Grazia Niro, Maria Rosa Valvano, Fulvia Terracciano, Domenico Siena, Mariangela Caruso, Antonio Ippolito, Pier Mannucci Mannuccio, Angelo Andriulli
BACKGROUND: In cirrhotics with low circulating platelets (PLT), restoration of normal cell counts has been traditionally recommended before invasive procedures. However, there is neither consensus on the PLT transfusion threshold nor evidence of its clinical efficacy. PATIENTS: In order to fill this gap of knowledge, we prospectively collected and analyzed data on circulating PLT counts [and International Normalized Ratio (INR)] values in a case series of 363 cirrhotics scheduled to undergo invasive investigations...
December 15, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987079/benchmarking-the-use-of-blood-products-in-cardiac-surgery-to-stimulate-awareness-of-transfusion-behaviour-results-from-a%C3%A2-four-year-longitudinal-study
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C Brouwers, B Hooftman, S Vonk, A Vonk, W Stooker, W H Te Gussinklo, R M Wesselink, C Wagner, M C de Bruijne
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac operations account for a large proportion of the blood transfusions given each year, leading to high costs and an increased risk to patient safety. Therefore, it is important to explore initiatives to reduce transfusion rates. This study aims to provide a benchmark for transfusion practice by inter-hospital comparison of transfusion rates, blood product use and costs related to patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve surgery or combined CABG and valve surgery...
December 16, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964918/optimal-plasma-transfusion-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-operations-with-massive-transfusion
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Michael A Mazzeffi, Evan Chriss, Kathryn Davis, Min Zhan, Anthony Harris, Peter Rock, James S Gammie, Kenichi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Observational studies suggest that transfusion of high ratios of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) to red blood cells (RBCs) reduces mortality in severe hemorrhage. There are no studies examining the impact of the FFP to RBC transfusion ratio on mortality in massively transfused patients undergoing cardiac operations. METHODS: A single-center retrospective cohort study was performed over an 8.5-year period. Massive transfusion was defined as at least 8 RBC units administered during the operation...
December 10, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920951/risk-factors-for-in-hospital-mortality-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-80%C3%A2-years-old-or-older-a-retrospective-case-series-study
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Jacek Piątek, Anna Kędziora, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Grzegorz Kiełbasa, Marta Olszewska, Bryan HyoChan Song, Karol Wierzbicki, Irena Milaniak, Tomasz Darocha, Dorota Sobczyk, Bogusław Kapelak
BACKGROUND: Age remains a significant and unmodifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and an increasing number of patients older than 80 years of age undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). Old age is also an independent risk factor for postoperative complications. The aim of this study is to describe the population of patients 80 years of age or older who underwent CABG procedure and to assess the mortality rate and risk factors for in-hospital mortality. METHODS: A retrospective case-series study analyzing 388 consecutive patients aged 80 years of age or older who underwent isolated CABG procedure between 2010 and 2014 in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917717/reversal-agents-for-oral-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-treatment-during-bleeding-events-current-strategies
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Peter Raimondi, Elaine M Hylek, Konstantinos N Aronis
There is an increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases that warrant antithrombotic therapy. Antithrombotic therapy includes antiplatelet agents and anticoagulation therapy with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-Vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Antithrombotic therapy is associated with increased rates of bleeding. In this review we summarize the evidence and provide strategies for the management of severe bleeding in the setting of antithrombotic therapy. There is limited data on the management of bleeding in the setting of antiplatelet therapy...
December 5, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913544/treatment-of-rare-factor-deficiencies-in-2016
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Flora Peyvandi, Marzia Menegatti
Rare bleeding disorders (RBDs) are a heterogeneous group of coagulation disorders characterized by fibrinogen, prothrombin, factors V, VII, X, XI, or XIII (FV, FVII, FX, FXI, or FXIII, respectively), and the combined factor V + VIII and vitamin K-dependent proteins deficiencies, representing roughly 5% of all bleeding disorders. They are usually transmitted as autosomal, recessive disorders, and the prevalence of the severe forms could range from 1 case in 500 000 for FVII up to 1 in 2-3 million for FXIII in the general population...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900988/decreased-prognostic-value-of-international-prognostic-score-in-chinese-advanced-hodgkin-lymphoma-patients-treated-in-the-contemporary-era
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Qin Wang, Yan Qin, Su-Yi Kang, Xiao-Hui He, Peng Liu, Sheng Yang, Sheng-Yu Zhou, Chang-Gong Zhang, Lin Gui, Jian-Liang Yang, Yan Sun, Yuan-Kai Shi
BACKGROUND: The International Prognostic Score (IPS) was developed based on the data of Western advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients treated before 1992. Only a few studies ever evaluated the application value of IPS in Chinese population or in patients treated in the contemporary era whose outcomes has improved significantly than before. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study involving 208 previously untreated Chinese advanced HL patients, who were admitted to Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences from January 1, 1999 to April 30, 2015 and received uniform first-line treatment...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893618/early-resuscitation-with-lyophilized-plasma-provides-equal-neuroprotection-compared-with-fresh-frozen-plasma-in-a-large-animal-survival-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury-and-hemorrhagic-shock
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Ihab Halaweish, Ted Bambakidis, Vahagn C Nikolian, Patrick Georgoff, Peter Bruhn, Patryk Piascik, Lisa Buckley, Ashok Srinivasan, Baoling Liu, Yongqing Li, Hasan B Alam
BACKGROUND: Combined traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS) is highly lethal. In previous models of combined TBI + HS, we showed that early resuscitation with fresh frozen plasma (FFP) improves neurologic outcomes. Delivering FFP, however, in austere environments is difficult. Lyophilized plasma (LP) is a logistically superior alternative to FFP, but data are limited regarding its efficacy for treatment of TBI. We conducted this study to determine the safety and long-term outcomes of early treatment with LP in a large animal model of TBI + HS...
December 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893574/randomized-comparison-of-packed-red-blood-cell-to-fresh-frozen-plasma-transfusion-ratio-of-4-1-vs-1-1-during-acute-massive-burn-excision
#17
Laura A Galganski, David G Greenhalgh, Soman Sen, Tina L Palmieri
This prospective randomized controlled trial compared 1:1 vs 4:1 packed red blood cell with fresh frozen plasma (PRBC/FFP) transfusion strategy on outcomes in children with >20% TBSA burns. Children with >20% TBSA burns were randomized to a 1:1 or 4:1 PRBC/FFP transfusion ratio during burn excision. Parameters measured included demographics, TBSA burn, and Pediatric Risk of Mortality scores. Laboratory values recorded preoperatively, 1 hour, 12 hours, 24 hours, and 1 week postoperatively included prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time (PTT), international normalized ratio, fibrinogen, protein C, and antithrombin C (AIII)...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891624/quarantine-versus-pathogen-reduced-plasma-coagulation-factor-content-and-rotational-thromboelastometry-coagulation
#18
Oliver M Theusinger, David Goslings, Jan-Dirk Studt, Brigitte Brand-Staufer, Burkhardt Seifert, Donat R Spahn, Beat M Frey
BACKGROUND: Different types of fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) exist, and the concentrations of plasma proteins vary between individuals and blood groups. Furthermore, processing may also influence the content. Quarantine-stored plasma (qFFP) and plasma that was pathogen-reduced using blood-safety (Intercept) technology (piFFP) were analyzed regarding procoagulant and anticoagulant hemostasis proteins, including endogenous thrombin (thrombin-generation) potential (ETP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five samples of each type of FFP were analyzed using only male Blood Group O donors...
November 27, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875491/assessing-the-efficacy-of-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-in-multiply-injured-patients-with-high-energy-pelvic-and-extremity-fractures
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Bellal Joseph, Mazhar Khalil, Caitlyn Harrison, Tianyi Swartz, Narong Kulvatunyou, Ansab A Haider, Tahereh O Jokar, David Burk, Ali Mahmoud, Rifat Latifi, Peter Rhee
OBJECTIVES: Prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) is being increasingly used for reversing induced coagulopathy of trauma. However, the use of PCC for reversing coagulopathy in multiply injured patients with pelvic and/or lower extremity fractures remains unclear. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of PCC for reversing coagulopathy in this group of patients. DESIGN: Two-year retrospective analysis. SETTING: Our level I trauma center...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872768/hip-replacement-surgery-in-14-year-old-girl-with-factor-v-deficiency-haemostatic-treatment-and-thromboprophylaxis
#20
María Eva Mingot-Castellano, Josefina Pérez-Núñez, Lourdes Baeza-Montañez
Factor V (FV) is a pivotal coagulation factor present in plasma and platelets. It plays an essential role in secondary haemostasis acting as a cofactor in the prothrombinase complex, catalysing the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin. There is little evidence on the management of mayor orthopaedic surgery in paediatric or adolescents subjects with this coagulopathy and almost no information about thromboprophylaxis in these situations. We report a case of a hip replacement in a 14-year-old girl with moderate FV deficiency (0...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
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