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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096607/diagnosis-and-management-of-bovine-babesiosis-outbreaks-in-cattle-in-punjab-state
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Mandeep Singh Bal, Vishal Mahajan, Gursimran Filia, Paramjit Kaur, Amarjit Singh
AIM: The aim of the present study was to diagnose severe outbreaks of bovine babesiosis in Punjab state, in the year 2015 and to suggest control and preventive measures to animal owners. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mortality of animals was recorded in two cattle herd comprising a total of 465 cattle in Sangrur (n=125) and Faridkot (n=340) districts. There was a history of purchase of animals at one farm. 23 blood samples were collected from diseased (n=15) and healthy animals (n=8) for hematological analysis, parasitological, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based diagnosis...
December 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092989/therapeutic-complement-inhibition-a-promising-approach-for-treatment-of-neuroimmunological-diseases
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Kjara S Pilch, Peter Spaeth, Yuki Nobuhiro, Benjamin R Wakerley
Autoimmunity is an important cause of disease both in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Aetiologies and clinical manifestations are complex and heterogeneous. Inappropriate control of complement activation at inappropriate sites has been recognized as a major determinant in several neurological conditions, including Guillain-Barré syndrome and neuromyelitis optica. In each case pathogenesis is thought to be associated with generation of autoantibodies which upon binding guide activation of the complement system to self-tissue...
January 17, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045721/case-report-red-urine-after-day-care-strabismus-surgery
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Pregardien Caroline, Nassogne Marie-Cécile, Yuksel Demet, Veyckemans Francis
In the absence of surgery on the urinary tract, the emission of red urine after anesthesia should be considered as a diagnostic emergency because it can be a sign of hematuria, hemoglobinuria, blood transfusion reaction, significant myoglobinuria, or porphyria.This case describes the management of a 12-year-old boy who presented red urine at the day care unit after strabismus surgery.
December 30, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045484/development-of-autologous-c5-vaccine-nanoparticles-to-reduce-intravascular-hemolysis-in-vivo
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Lingjun Zhang, Wen Qiu, Stephen Crooke, Yan Li, Areeba Abid, Bin Xu, M G Finn, Feng Lin
The complement system is emerging as a new target for treating many diseases. For example, Eculizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against complement component 5 (C5), has been approved for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) in which patient erythrocytes are lysed by complement. In this study, we developed vaccines to elicit autologous anti-C5 antibody production in mice for complement inhibition. Immunization of mice with a conservative C5 xenoprotein raised high titers of IgG's against the xenogenous C5, but these antibodies did not reduce C5 activity in the blood...
January 12, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039017/development-of-pro-inflammatory-phenotype-in-monocytes-after-engulfing-hb-activated-platelets-in-hemolytic-disorders
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Rashi Singhal, Sheetal Chawla, Deepak K Rathore, Angika Bhasym, Gowtham K Annarapu, Vandana Sharma, Tulika Seth, Prasenjit Guchhait
Monocytes and macrophage combat infections and maintain homeostatic balance by engulfing microbes and apoptotic cells, and releasing inflammatory cytokines. Studies have described that these cells develop anti-inflammatory properties upon recycling the free-hemoglobin (Hb) in hemolytic conditions. While investigating the phenotype of monocytes in two hemolytic disorders-paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and sickle cell disease (SCD), we observed a high number of pro-inflammatory (CD14(+)CD16(hi)) monocytes in these patients...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994744/buried-hydrogen-bond-interactions-contribute-to-the-high-potency-of-complement-factor-d-inhibitors
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Chao-Yie Yang, James G Phillips, Jeanne A Stuckey, Longchuan Bai, Haiying Sun, James Delproposto, William Clay Brown, Krishnapriya Chinnaswamy
Aberrant activation of the complement system is associated with diseases, including paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and age-related macular degeneration. Complement factor D is the rate-limiting enzyme for activating the alternative pathway in the complement system. Recent development led to a class of potent amide containing pyrrolidine derived factor D inhibitors. Here, we used biochemical enzymatic and biolayer interferometry assays to demonstrate that the amide group improves the inhibitor potency by more than 80-fold...
December 8, 2016: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936141/hbs-binding-to-gp1b%C3%AE-activates-platelets-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Gowtham K Annarapu, Rashi Singhal, Avinash Gupta, Sheetal Chawla, Harish Batra, Tulika Seth, Prasenjit Guchhait
Intravascular hemolysis increases the risk of thrombosis in hemolytic disorders. Our previous study showed that the binding of adult hemoglobin (HbA) to glycoprotein (GP) 1bα induced the activation of platelets. The elevated plasma Hb or platelet surface bound Hb positively correlated with platelet activation in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Furthermore, this study shows that the sickle Hb [HbS, occurs due to single nucleotide polymorphism at A>T of β-globin gene of Hb and causes sickle cell disease (SCD)] also bound to GP1bα and activated platelets in a concentration-dependent manner...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913482/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
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Charles J Parker
Once suspected, the diagnosis of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is straightforward when flow cytometric analysis of the peripheral blood reveals a population of glycosyl phosphatidylinositol anchor protein-deficient cells. But PNH is clinically heterogeneous, with some patients having a disease process characterized by florid intravascular, complement-mediated hemolysis, whereas in others, bone marrow failure dominates the clinical picture with modest or even no evidence of hemolysis observed. The clinical heterogeneity is due to the close, though incompletely understood, relationship between PNH and immune-mediated bone marrow failure, and that PNH is an acquired, nonmalignant clonal disease of the hematopoietic stem cells...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913467/transplantation-for-bone-marrow-failure-current-issues
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Régis Peffault de Latour
The preferred treatment of idiopathic aplastic anemia (AA) is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical sibling donor. Transplantation from a well-matched unrelated donor (MUD) may be considered for patients without a sibling donor after failure of immunosuppressive therapy, as may alternative transplantation (mismatched, cord blood or haplo-identical HSCT) for patients without a MUD. HSCT may also be contemplated for congenital disorders in cases of pancytopenia or severe isolated cytopenia...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903532/acquired-somatic-mutations-in-pnh-reveal-long-term-maintenance-of-adaptive-nk-cells-independent-from-hspc
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Marcus A F Corat, Heinrich Schlums, Chuanfeng Wu, Jakob Theorell, Diego A Espinoza, Stephanie E Sellers, Danielle M Townsley, Neal S Young, Yenan T Bryceson, Cynthia E Dunbar, Thomas Winkler
Natural killer (NK) cells have long been considered short-lived effectors of innate immunity. However, recent animal models and human studies suggest that subsets of NK cells have adaptive features. We investigate clonal relationships of various NK cell subsets, including the adaptive population, by taking advantage of naturally occurring X-linked somatic PIGA mutations in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) from patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). The affected HSPCs and their progeny lack expression of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchors on their cell surfaces, allowing quantification of PIGA-mutant (GPI-negative) HSPC-derived peripheral blood cell populations...
November 30, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884975/different-clinical-characteristics-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients
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Alvaro Urbano-Ispizua, Petra Muus, Hubert Schrezenmeier, Antonio Almeida, Amanda Wilson, Russell E Ware
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November 24, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879544/immune-hemolytic-anemia-paroxysmal-cold-hemoglobinuria-preceding-burkitt-lymphoma-in-a-12-year-old-child
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Majd T Ghanim, Brian Berman
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) in childhood, including paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, is an uncommon, potentially life-threatening disorder. AIHA is a recognized complication of several varieties of lymphoproliferative disorders, including high-grade B-cell lymphoma, but it has not been associated with Burkitt lymphoma in people without an underlying immunodeficiency. When AIHA occurs in association with lymphoproliferative disorders, it may precede or accompany the diagnosis of malignant disease or herald relapse...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837250/development-of-a-disease-specific-quality-of-life-questionnaire-for-patients-with-aplastic-anemia-and-or-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-qlq-aa-pnh-report-on-phases-i-and-ii
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Martha Groth, Susanne Singer, Cathrin Niedeggen, Andrea Petermann-Meyer, Alexander Röth, Hubert Schrezenmeier, Britta Höchsmann, Tim H Brümmendorf, Jens Panse
Acquired aplastic anemia (AA) and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) are interrelated ultra-rare diseases. Quality of life (QoL) evaluation tools used in studies for AA and PNH are unspecific and designed for cancer patients (e.g., the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire, EORTC QLQ-C30). Given the complexity of AA and PNH, variation in symptoms and treatments, younger age of many patients, and the fact that AA and PNH are not classified as malignant diseases, it is likely that cancer-specific questionnaires are inappropriate...
February 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812245/paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-from-bench-to-bed
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Amrallah A Mohammed, Hani El-Tanni, Tariq Al-Malki Atiah, Arwa Al-Malki Atiah, Marwan Al-Malki Atiah, Ayman A Rasmy
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is an acquired hemolytic anemia with highly variable clinical symptoms making the diagnosis and prediction of its outcome difficult. It is caused by the expansion of a hematopoietic progenitor cell that has acquired a mutation in the X-linked phosphatidylinositol glycan class A (PIGA) gene that results in deficiency of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor structure responsible for fixing a wide spectrum of proteins particularly CD55 and CD59. The clinical features of this disease arise as a result of complement-mediated hemolysis in unprotected red cells, leukocytes, and platelets as well as the release of free hemoglobin...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811836/recommendations-for-use-of-meningococcal-conjugate-vaccines-in-hiv-infected-persons-advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices-2016
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Jessica R MacNeil, Lorry G Rubin, Monica Patton, Ismael R Ortega-Sanchez, Stacey W Martin
At its June 2016 meeting, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine use of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (serogroups A, C, W, and Y; including MenACWY-D [Menactra, Sanofi Pasteur] or MenACWY-CRM [Menveo, GlaxoSmithKline]) for persons aged ≥2 months with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. ACIP has previously recommended routine vaccination of persons aged ≥2 months who have certain medical conditions that increase risk for meningococcal disease (1), including persons who have persistent (e...
November 4, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810992/small-molecule-factor-d-inhibitors-selectively-block-the-alternative-pathway-of-complement-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-and-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Xuan Yuan, Eleni Gavriilaki, Jane A Thanassi, Guangwei Yang, Andrea C Baines, Steven D Podos, Yongqing Huang, Mingjun Huang, Robert A Brodsky
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome are diseases of excess activation of the alternative pathway of complement that are treated with eculizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against the terminal complement component C5. Eculizumab must be administered intravenously, and moreover some patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria on eculizumab have symptomatic extravascular hemolysis, indicating an unmet need for additional therapeutic approaches. We report the activity of two novel small-molecule inhibitors of the alternative pathway component factor D using in vitro correlates of both paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome...
November 3, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807852/paroxysmal-cold-hemoglobinuria-a-difficult-diagnosis-in-adult-patients
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Michelle P Zeller, Donald M Arnold, Khalid Al Habsi, Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, Gilles Delage, Andres Lebrun, Nancy M Heddle
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH) is a rare form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia caused by a biphasic (Donath-Landsteiner [DL]) immunoglobulin G autoantibody. Estimates of disease frequency after syphilis are lacking and the diagnostic yield of testing for PCH is uncertain. The objectives of this study were: 1) to describe DL testing practices in Canada, 2) to determine how often a biphasic RBC antibody is detected in adults and children, and 3) to evaluate inter-rater reliability of interpretations of positive DL test results in adults...
January 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780113/the-dysfunction-of-platelets-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
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Rong Fu, Yinping Meng, Yihao Wang, Hui Liu, Yi Liu, Lijuan Li, Shaoxue Ding, Guojin Wang, Jia Song, Zonghong Shao
INTRODUCTION: Thrombosis is a dangerous complication of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and has a high mortality rate. However, the mechanism underlying the development of thrombosis in PNH remains unclear. To explore this, platelet function and serum complement activity were investigated in 14 patients with classical PNH, 11 with PNH aplastic anemia (AA) and 30 healthy controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Serum concentrations of the terminal complement complex (sC5b-9) were determined by enzyme-linked immunofluorescence assay (ELISA), and the levels of C5b-9, CD61 and CD62p on platelet membranes were determined by flow cytometry...
December 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775713/small-molecule-factor-d-inhibitors-targeting-the-alternative-complement-pathway
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Jürgen Maibaum, Sha-Mei Liao, Anna Vulpetti, Nils Ostermann, Stefan Randl, Simon Rüdisser, Edwige Lorthiois, Paul Erbel, Bernd Kinzel, Fabrice A Kolb, Samuel Barbieri, Julia Wagner, Corinne Durand, Kamal Fettis, Solene Dussauge, Nicola Hughes, Omar Delgado, Ulrich Hommel, Ty Gould, Aengus Mac Sweeney, Bernd Gerhartz, Frederic Cumin, Stefanie Flohr, Anna Schubart, Bruce Jaffee, Richard Harrison, Antonio Maria Risitano, Jörg Eder, Karen Anderson
Complement is a key component of the innate immune system, recognizing pathogens and promoting their elimination. Complement component 3 (C3) is the central component of the system. Activation of C3 can be initiated by three distinct routes-the classical, the lectin and the alternative pathways-with the alternative pathway also acting as an amplification loop for the other two pathways. The protease factor D (FD) is essential for this amplification process, which, when dysregulated, predisposes individuals to diverse disorders including age-related macular degeneration and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)...
December 2016: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773451/discriminatory-performance-of-positive-urine-hemoglobin-for-detection-of-significant-hemolysis-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Michael V Gavalas, Alexander Breskin, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Andrew Eisenberger, Francesco Castagna, Ryan T Demmer, Margaret Flannery, A Reshad Garan, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Veli K Topkara, Paolo C Colombo
BACKGROUND: Serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is the standard measure for detection of hemolysis and thus surveillance for device thrombosis in patients on continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) support. Significant hemolysis has been defined as LDH ≥600 IU/L. However, LDH testing requires phlebotomy, precluding frequent home monitoring. Simple dipstick urinalysis (UA) for urine hemoglobin (U-Hb) overcomes this limitation. This study correlated U-Hb and LDH levels and evaluated the performance of UA for detection of significant hemolysis in patients with CF-LVADs...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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