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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644101/safety-and-cost-efficiency-of-a-restrictive-transfusion-protocol-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Laura B Ngwenya, Catherine G Suen, Phiroz E Tarapore, Geoffrey T Manley, Michael C Huang
OBJECTIVE Blood loss and moderate anemia are common in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, despite evidence of the ill effects and expense of the transfusion of packed red blood cells, restrictive transfusion practices have not been universally adopted for patients with TBI. At a Level I trauma center, the authors compared patients with TBI who were managed with a restrictive (target hemoglobin level > 7 g/dl) versus a liberal (target hemoglobin level > 10 g/dl) transfusion protocol. This study evaluated the safety and cost-efficiency of a hospital-wide change to a restrictive transfusion protocol...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643980/-hiatal-hernia-current-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management
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Pierre Allemann, Valentine Guarnero, Alain Schoepfer, Nicolas Demartines, Markus Schäfer
Hiatal hernia is a frequent pathology. Two types have been described : sliding hernia and paraesophageal hernia (PEH). The first one is the most frequent and is associated with reflux disease. Patients with PEH have a large variety of symptoms, such as chest pain, dyspnea, regurgitation, iterative pneumonia and iron-deficiency anemia. Operative management is necessary for sliding hernia with reflux disease and for symptomatic PEH, respectively. In patients with asymptomatic PEH, operative risk must be balanced with the risk of postoperative complications...
June 14, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626540/acute-crises-and-complications-of-sickle-cell-anemia-among-patients-attending-a-pediatric-tertiary-unit-in-kinshasa-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Michel Ntetani Aloni, Bertin Tshimanga Kadima, Pépé Mfutu Ekulu, Aléine Nzazi Budiongo, René Makuala Ngiyulu, Jean Lambert Gini-Ehungu
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the incidence of sickle cell anemia (SCA) is estimated to affect 30,000 to 40,000 neonates per year. However, there is paucity of data on acute clinical manifestations in sickle cell children. In these circumstances, it is difficult to develop a health care policy for an adequate management of sickle cell patients. This was a seven years' retrospective study of children admitted with acute sickle cell crisis in the Department of Pediatrics in University Hospital of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623639/anemia-after-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-characteristics-and-implications
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Javier Amione-Guerra, Ana S Cruz-Solbes, Arvind Bhimaraj, Barry H Trachtenberg, Sai R Pingali, Jerry D Estep, Myung H Park, Ashrith Guha
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in patients with heart failure and is associated with adverse outcomes. Management of anemia in CF-LVAD patients is not well studied. Our purpose is to characterize and identify the etiology of anemia in CF-LVAD patients. Secondary objectives are to describe the effect of CF-LVAD on pre-existing anemia and assess its impact after CF-LVAD support. METHODS: Cross-sectional study from January to July 2015 of ambulatory patients supported with a CF-LVAD for at least 6-months that presented with hemoglobin <12 g/dL and no recent gastrointestinal bleeding...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622742/intravenous-ferumoxytol-in-pediatric-patients-with-iron-deficiency-anemia
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Nabil Hassan, Brian Boville, Diann Reischmann, Akunne Ndika, David Sterken, Karen Kovey
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is common in children. Limited data exist on the efficacy and safety of ferumoxytol in children. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of 10 mg/kg dose given over 15-60 minutes in correcting IDA and report any adverse drug reactions (ADRs). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients who received ferumoxytol infusions for the management of IDA by the Pediatric Blood Management Program between October 2010 and March 2015...
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620491/pseudo-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-presenting-as-multi-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-a-rare-complication-of-pernicious-anemia
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Saroj Kandel, Nibash Budhathoki, Shanta Pandey, Bikash Bhattarai, Aam Baqui, Ramesh Pandey, Divya Salhan, Danilo Enriquez, Joseph Quist, Frances M Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: We present a rare case of pernicious anemia presented as multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, later found to have pseudo-thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. METHODS: An 86-year-old female presented with respiratory distress, altered mental status, acute renal failure and was intubated in emergency room. She was found to have severe anemia, thrombocytopenia, high lactate, high lactate dehydrogenase and low haptoglobin. Peripheral smear revealed multilobulated neutrophils with schistocytes, poikilocytes and anisocytes...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620416/antiphospholipid-syndrome-multiple-manifestations-in-a-single-patient-a-high-suspicion-is-still-needed
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Shiksha Kedia, Gwenalyn Garcia, Jean Paul Atallah
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder with clinical and laboratory features of vascular thrombosis, pregnancy loss, and persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). The pathophysiology is thought to involve the activation of endothelial cells, monocytes, platelets, and complement by aPLs. Disease can range from asymptomatic to rapidly fatal catastrophic APS. We present a case of a 34-year-old male referred for pancytopenia and splenomegaly. On examination, he had decreased sensation and 4/5 power in the left upper extremity...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619417/point-of-care-testing-for-anemia-diabetes-and-hypertension-a-pharmacy-based-model-in-lima-peru
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Enrique M Saldarriaga, Elisabeth Vodicka, Sayda La Rosa, Maria Valderrama, Patricia J Garcia
BACKGROUND: Prevention and control of chronic diseases is a high priority for many low- and middle-income countries. This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of training pharmacy workers to provide point-of-care testing for 3 chronic diseases-hypertension, diabetes, and anemia-to improve disease detection and awareness through private pharmacies. METHODS: We developed a multiphase training curriculum for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to build capacity for identification of risk factors, patient education, point-of-care testing, and referral for abnormal results...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616610/current-approaches-to-gastric-cancer-in-peru-and-mexico
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Erlan Santos
In Peru, the incidence of gastric cancer is reported to be around 15.8 per 100,000 inhabitants and it is the second most common oncological disease in men and the third one in women. Additionally, a high mortality index was reported, especially among poor people. To address this issue, in 2008, Peru initiated several insurance treatment plans of oncological diseases with promising results. In Mexico, there is a high predominance of gastric cancer in male gender compared to female gender, even reaching a 2/1 ratio, and the detection rate of early gastric cancer is low (10% to 20%) which results in a mainly palliative treatment with an overall survival rate in 5 years about 10% to 15% only...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614581/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-characterization-of-north-american-patients-with-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-and-x-linked-protoporphyria
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Manisha Balwani, Hetanshi Naik, Karl E Anderson, D Montgomery Bissell, Joseph Bloomer, Herbert L Bonkovsky, John D Phillips, Jessica R Overbey, Bruce Wang, Ashwani K Singal, Lawrence U Liu, Robert J Desnick
Importance: Autosomal recessive erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) and X-linked protoporphyria (XLP) are rare photodermatoses presenting with variable degrees of painful phototoxicity that markedly affects quality of life. The clinical variability, determinants of severity, and genotype/phenotype correlations of these diseases are not well characterized. Objective: To describe the baseline clinical characteristics, genotypes, and determinants of disease severity in a large patient cohort with EPP or XLP...
June 14, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612425/iron-deficiency-across-chronic-inflammatory-conditions-international-expert-opinion-on-definition-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Maria Domenica Cappellini, Josep Comin-Colet, Angel de Francisco, Axel Dignass, Wolfram Doehner, Carolyn Sp Lam, Iain C Macdougall, Gerhard Rogler, Clara Camaschella, Rezan Kadir, Nicholas J Kassebaum, Donat R Spahn, Ali T Taher, Khaled M Musallam
Iron deficiency, even in the absence of anemia, can be debilitating, and exacerbate any underlying chronic disease, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Iron deficiency is frequently concomitant with chronic inflammatory disease; however, iron deficiency treatment is often overlooked, partially due to the heterogeneity among clinical practice guidelines. In the absence of consistent guidance across chronic heart failure, chronic kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease, we provide practical recommendations for iron deficiency to treating physicians: definition, diagnosis, and disease-specific diagnostic algorithms...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611958/management-of-blood-loss-in-hip-arthroplasty-korean-hip-society-current-consensus
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REVIEW
Joo-Hyoun Song, Jang Won Park, Young-Kyun Lee, In-Sung Kim, Jae-Hwi Nho, Kyung-Jae Lee, Kwan Kyu Park, Yeesuk Kim, Jai Hyung Park, Seung Beom Han
The volume of hip arthroplasty is stiffly increasing because of excellent clinical outcomes, however it has not been shown to decrease the incidence of transfusions due to bleeding related to this surgery. This is an important consideration since there are concerns about the side effects and social costs of transfusions. First, anemia should be assessed at least 30 days before elective hip arthroplasty, and if the subject is diagnosed as having anemia, an additional examination of the cause of the anemia should be carried and steps taken to address the anemia...
June 2017: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605161/the-use-of-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-to-reduce-serum-bilirubin-in-a-dog-with-kernicterus
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Tricia Tovar, Sarah Deitschel, Christine Guenther
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of a manual method of therapeutic plasma exchange to reduce total serum bilirubin, manage kernicterus, and halt progression of neurological dysfunction in a dog with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA). CASE SUMMARY: A 5-year-old male neutered Lhasa Apso diagnosed with IMHA developed acute onset neurologic signs consistent with kernicterus. Manual therapeutic plasma exchange was performed in an attempt to reduce total serum bilirubin...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604382/surgical-treatment-of-gastric-stromal-tumors-laparoscopic-versus-open-approach
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Monica Ortenzi, Roberto Ghiselli, Luca Cardinali, Mario Guerrieri
AIM: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are quite rare tumors, but yet they are the most common mesenchymal lesions of gastrointestinal tract. Their outmost frequent origin site is stomach and presently surgical resection is the mainstay in the treatment of gastric non metastatic GIST. Their peculiar characteristic of growth and poor metastatic tendency make this tumors particularly prone to be managed by minimally invasive technique. Presenting our experience we want show the feasibility and safeness of laparoscopic approach for gastric GIST and its benefits versus traditional open surgery and pointing out short term and long terms outcomes...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598460/hypercalcemia-due-to-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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S Chaudhary, J P Sah
Hypercalcemia is a rare metabolic disorder associated with hyperparathyroidism, malignancy and various other causes. Although common in adult malignancies, hypercalcemia is rare in pediatrics and purports poor prognosis. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare with no reported hypercalcemic presentation. We present here a case of hypercalcemia in a child of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A 10 year girl presented with backache for 1 month, epistaxis, cough, chest-pain for 1 week alongwith anorexia and weight loss. Investigations revealed anemia and hypercalcemia (23mg/dl; normal range 9-11 mg/dl) with hyperphosphatemia, normal parathyroid levels...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596671/autologous-blood-transfusion-as-a-life-saving-measure-for-a-trauma-patient-with-fracture-femur-and-drug-induced-hemolytic-anemia-a-case-report
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Sumit Vishwakarma, Rahul Chaurasia, Arulselvi Subramanian, Vivek Trikha, Kabita Chatterjee
A positive direct antiglobulin test has been reported in 1:1000 to 1:14,000 blood donors and 1-15 % of hospital patients. Drugs may cause a positive direct antiglobulin test result and/or immune-mediated haemolysis with an incidence of approximately 1 in a 1 million population. Our aim is to highlight the importance of following strict transfusion protocols and management insight in a direct antiglobulin test positive patient showing incompatibility with multiple units possibly due to drug induced immune haemolytic anaemia (DIIHA)...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593771/-rare-forms-of-feto-fetal-transfusion-in-a-clinical-practice
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H Kováčová, D Matura, O Šimetka, J Pannová, P Delongová
OBJECTIVE: To analyze monochorionic twin pregnancies with twin anemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS) and acute peripartal twin to twin syndrome (aTTTS), to compare their prenatal management and perinatal outcome. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of monochorionic biamniotic twin pregnancies without signs of chronic TTTS within a period 10/2010 to 10/2013. Further selection of cases with haemoglobin difference in neonates greater than 50 g/l was made, type of feto-fetal haemorrhage was determined and their prenatal and postnatal characteristics were described...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592049/-the-chinese-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-invasive-fungal-disease-in-patients-with-hematological-disorders-and-cancers-the-fifth-revision
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Invasive fungal disease(IFD) is a common yet highly lethal complication in patients with hematological malignancies receiving chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation, as well as immune suppressive conditions including aplastic anemia and other malignancies. According to the diagnostic criteria, patients are defined as proven, probable, possible and undefined IFD based on the evidence provided by histopathologic/cytologic, culture, radiographic and biomarker examinations. For the management of IFD, the major treatment strategies consist of prophylaxis, empirical, diagnostic-driven and target therapy...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589785/revisiting-beta-thalassemia-intermedia-past-present-and-future-prospects
#19
Naouel Ben Salah, Rayan Bou-Fakhredin, Fethi Mellouli, Ali T Taher
BACKGROUND: The spectrum of thalassemias is wide ranging from thalassemia minor, which consists of mild hypochromic microcytic anemia without obvious clinical manifestations, to thalassemia major (TM), which is characterized by severe anemia since the first years of life and is transfusion dependent. Thalassemia intermedia (TI) describes those patients with mild or moderate anemia. OBJECTIVE: To describe the genetic features and major clinical complications of TI, and the therapeutic approaches available in the management of this disease...
June 7, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589402/the-preoperative-assessment-and-optimization-of-patients-undergoing-major-urological-surgery
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REVIEW
Helen W Cui, Benjamin W Turney, John Griffiths
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Improving patient outcomes from major urological surgery requires not only advancement in surgical technique and technology, but also the practice of patient-centered, multidisciplinary, and integrated medical care of these patients from the moment of contemplation of surgery until full recovery. This review examines the evidence for recent developments in preoperative assessment and optimization that is of relevance to major urological surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Current perioperative medicine recommendations aim to improve the short-term safety and long-term effectiveness of surgical treatments by the delivery of multidisciplinary integrated medical care...
July 2017: Current Urology Reports
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