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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333418/low-dose-prednisolone-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-and-inadequate-response-to-eculizumab
#1
Ji Young Moon, Deog-Yeon Jo, So Yeon Lee, Deok Yeong Kim, Seung-Woo Baek, Ik-Chan Song
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327071/diseases-of-complement-dysregulation-an-overview
#2
REVIEW
Edwin K S Wong, David Kavanagh
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), C3 glomerulopathy (C3G), and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) are prototypical disorders of complement dysregulation. Although complement overactivation is common to all, cell surface alternative pathway dysregulation (aHUS), fluid phase alternative pathway dysregulation (C3G), or terminal pathway dysregulation (PNH) predominates resulting in the very different phenotypes seen in these diseases. The mechanism underlying the dysregulation also varies with predominant acquired autoimmune (C3G), somatic mutations (PNH), or inherited germline mutations (aHUS) predisposing to disease...
January 11, 2018: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323198/paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-brain-mri-ischemic-lesions-in-neurologically-asymtomatic-patients
#3
Wilma Barcellini, Elisa Scola, Silvia Lanfranconi, Marika Grottaroli, Francesca Binda, Bruno Fattizzo, Anna Zaninoni, Gloria Valcamonica, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Carla Boschetti, Massimiliano Buoli, Carlo Alfredo Altamura, Nereo Bresolin, Fabio Triulzi, Alberto Zanella, Agostino Cortelezzi
This study investigated for the first time brain ischemic involvement in 19 consecutive neurologically asymptomatic PNH patients by non-enhanced cerebral MRI, and by intracranial arterial and venous angio-MRI. Eleven cases (58%, 7 aged <65) showed pathological findings: 9 white matter (WM) abnormalities related to chronic ischemic small vessel disease, 2 a focal abnormality >5 mm, and 5 cases a score >4 by the age-related white matter changes (ARWMC) scale. Compared with age and sex-matched controls (1:2 ratio), patients showed an increased frequency of periventricular WM vascular degeneration (32% versus 5...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314145/toward-complement-inhibition-2-0-next-generation-anti-complement-agents-for-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
#4
Antonio M Risitano, Serena Marotta
Therapeutic complement inhibition by eculizumab has revolutionized the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) with a major impact on its natural history. Nevertheless, emerging unmet clinical needs may benefit from the development of novel complement inhibitors. Novel strategies of complement inhibition exploit different agents targeting C5, as well as compound intercepting the complement cascade at the level of its key component C3, or even upstream at the level of components involved in complement alternative pathway initiation...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308752/-systemic-pathologic-physiology-parameters-changes-in-sheep-drowning-a-control-study-in-freshwater-and-seawater
#5
Wanjie Yang, Qingguo Feng, Xiaozhi Liu, Qing Wang, Xuefeng Zhao, Rumei Zhang, Kai Wei, Hongyun Teng, Yumei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the systemic pathologic physiology parameter changes in sheep drowning in freshwater and seawater. METHODS: The experimental animals were healthy crossbred sheep. According to the envelope method, 24 sheep were randomly divided into two groups, with 12 animals in each group. The animals in both groups were subjected to mechanical ventilation and analgesia and sedation, the drowning models were reproduced by injecting 10-25 mL/kg of seawater or freshwater into the endotracheal tube of animals...
January 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305344/review-and-drug-therapy-implications-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency
#6
REVIEW
Kristen D Belfield, Eric M Tichy
PURPOSE: The pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medication-use implications of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, the most common enzyme deficiency in humans, are reviewed. SUMMARY: Originally identified as favism in patients who experienced hemolysis after ingestion of fava beans, G6PD deficiency results from an X-linked chromosomal mutation that leads to reduced activity of the enzyme responsible for the final step of the pentose phosphate pathway, through which reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate required for protection of cells from oxidative stress is produced...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296844/potential-impact-of-complement-regulator-deficiencies-on-hemolytic-reactions-due-to-minor-abo-mismatched-transfusions
#7
Priyanka Pandey, Waseem Q Anani, Jerome L Gottschall, Gregory A Denomme
Minor ABO-mismatched transfusions are a common occurrence, although infrequent transfusion reactions occur. We sought to investigate the regulation of complement C3 activation induced by anti-A. In vitro complement C3 activation was observed with 10 of 30 group O samples and correlated with immunoglobulin M (IgM) anti-A titers. We developed an in vitro paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) model of hemolysis in which group A1 red blood cells (RBCs) were chemically treated with 2-aminoethylisothiouronium (AET) to alter regulators of complement C3 activation...
October 24, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251828/iccs-escca-consensus-guidelines-for-the-flow-cytometric-testing-for-patients-with-suspected-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-validation-and-quality-assurance-part-4
#8
Oldaker Teri, Liam Whitby, Maryam Saber, Jeannine Holden, Wallace Paul K, Virginia Litwin
Over the past six years, a diverse group of stakeholders have put forth recommendations regarding the analytical validation of flow cytometric methods and described in detail the differences between cell-based and traditional soluble analyte assay validations. This manuscript is based on these general recommendations as well as the published experience of experts in the area of PNH testing. The goal is to provide practical assay-specific guidelines for the validation of high-sensitivity flow cytometric PNH assays...
December 18, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249231/hemoglobinuric-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-patient-with-a-kinked-prosthetic-aortic-graft%C3%A2
#9
Hema V Sheelvanth, Khaleel A Sayeed, William A Whittier
Acute kidney injury (AKI) due to intravascular hemolysis has been well described in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and in cardiac valvular dysfunction. However, reported cases of hemoglobinuric AKI from prosthetic aortic grafts are sparse. We present a case of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and hemoglobinuric AKI presenting 9 days after repair of an ascending aortic dissection with a prosthetic graft. After an unremarkable recovery following the initial procedure, the patient presented on postoperative day 9 with dyspnea, fatigue, and cola-colored urine...
December 18, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236353/iccs-escca-consensus-guidelines-for-the-high-sensitivity-flow-cytometric-detection-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-part-2-assay-optimization-and-reagent-selection
#10
EDITORIAL
D Robert Sutherland, Andrea Illingworth, Iuri Marinov, Fernando Ortiz, John Andreasen, Dan Payne, Paul K Wallace, Michael Keeney
Since publication in 2010 of the International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS) Consensus Guidelines for detection of Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) by flow cytometery, a great deal of work has been performed to develop, optimize and validate a number of high-sensitivity assays to detect PNH phenotypes in both Red Blood Cells (RBCs) and White Blood Cells (WBCs, neutrophils and monocytes). This section (Part 2) of the updated ICCS PNH Consensus Guidelines will focus on specific instrument setup for these PNH assays, the identification and proper testing of appropriate antibody conjugates and combinations therof, and basic assay design...
December 13, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236352/iccs-escca-consensus-guidelines-for-the-clinical-utility-of-testing-for-gpi-anchor-deficient-clones-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-and-other-bone-marrow-disorders-part-1
#11
Amy E Dezern, Michael J Borowitz
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) arises as a consequence of the non-malignant clonal expansion of one or more hematopoietic stem cells with an acquired somatic mutation of the PIGA gene.(1) Progeny of affected stem cells are deficient in glycosyl phosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins (GPI-APs). This deficiency is readily detected by flow cytometry. Though this seems straightforward, the clinical utility of this testing requires that the ordering clinician understand not only the characteristics of the test, but also the biology of the underlying disease, and the clinical and laboratory manifestations in the individual patient...
December 13, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236350/iccs-escca-consensus-guidelines-to-detect-gpi-deficient-cells-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-and-related-disorders-part-3-data-analysis-reporting-and-case-studies
#12
Andrea Illingworth, Iuri Marinov, D Robert Sutherland, Orianne Wagner Ballon, Luigi DelVecchio
Over the past several years, a diverse group of physicians and other laboratory scientists have developed various recommendations and guidelines regarding best practices for PNH testing. This manuscript is based on these previous recommendations as well as various other relevant publications of experts in the area of PNH testing. The goal is to provide flow cytometry laboratories with an updated consensus approach to analysis and reporting of PNH results and to address the most common analytical challenges for accurate reporting of this rare disease...
December 13, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224513/infectious-necrotic-hepatitis-caused-by-clostridium-novyi-type-b-in-a-horse-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Akinyi C Nyaoke, Mauricio A Navarro, Juliann Beingesser, Francisco A Uzal
A 14-y-old bay Quarter Horse gelding was presented with progressive neurologic signs, elevated rectal temperature, and icterus for 3 d prior to death. Postmortem examination revealed icterus, large amounts of serosanguineous fluid in the abdominal cavity, widespread petechiae and ecchymoses in several organs, and a large, pale, and well-demarcated focus of necrosis in the liver. Histologically, there was coagulative necrosis surrounded by a rim of inflammatory cells and large numbers of gram-positive rods, which were identified as Clostridium novyi by immunohistochemistry...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222288/cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#14
REVIEW
Mark T Gladwin
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an autosomal recessive disease in which homozygosity for a single point mutation in the gene encoding the β-globin chain produces hemoglobin S molecules that polymerize within the erythrocyte during deoxygenation; the result is sustained hemolytic anemia and vaso-occlusive events. As patients live to adulthood, the chronic impact of sustained hemolytic anemia and episodic vaso-occlusive episodes leads to progressive end-organ complications. This scenario culminates in the development of 1 or more major cardiovascular complications of SCD for which there are no approved or consensus therapies...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222238/clinical-implications-of-somatic-mutations-in-aplastic-anemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome-in-genomic-age
#15
REVIEW
Jaroslaw P Maciejewski, Suresh K Balasubramanian
Recent technological advances in genomics have led to the discovery of new somatic mutations and have brought deeper insights into clonal diversity. This discovery has changed not only the understanding of disease mechanisms but also the diagnostics and clinical management of bone marrow failure. The clinical applications of genomics include enhancement of current prognostic schemas, prediction of sensitivity or refractoriness to treatments, and conceptualization and selective application of targeted therapies...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214126/pharmacologic-complement-inhibition-in-clinical-transplantation
#16
REVIEW
Vasishta S Tatapudi, Robert A Montgomery
Purpose of Review: Over the past two decades, significant strides made in our understanding of the etiology of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in transplantation have put the complement system in the spotlight. Here, we review recent progress made in the field of pharmacologic complement inhibition in clinical transplantation and aim to understand the impact of this therapeutic approach on outcomes in transplant recipients. Recent Findings: Encouraged by the success of agents targeting the complement cascade in disorders of unrestrained complement activation like paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), investigators are testing the safety and efficacy of pharmacologic complement blockade in mitigating allograft injury in conditions ranging from AMR to recurrent post-transplant aHUS, C3 glomerulopathies and antiphospholipid anti-body syndrome (APS)...
2017: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205354/podocytes-are-new-cellular-targets-of-haemoglobin-mediated-renal-damage
#17
Alfonso Rubio-Navarro, Maria Dolores Sanchez-Niño, Melania Guerrero-Hue, Cristina García-Caballero, Eduardo Gutiérrez, Claudia Yuste, Ángel Sevillano, Manuel Praga, Javier Egea, Elena Román, Pablo Cannata, Rosa Ortega, Isabel Cortegano, Belén de Andrés, María Luisa Gaspar, Susana Cadenas, Alberto Ortiz, Jesús Egido, Juan Antonio Moreno
Recurrent and massive intravascular haemolysis induces proteinuria, glomerulosclerosis, and progressive impairment of renal function, suggesting podocyte injury. However, the effects of haemoglobin (Hb) on podocytes remain unexplored. Our results show that cultured human podocytes or podocytes isolated from murine glomeruli bound and endocytosed Hb through the megalin-cubilin receptor system, thus resulting in increased intracellular Hb catabolism, oxidative stress, activation of the intrinsic apoptosis pathway, and altered podocyte morphology, with decreased expression of the slit diaphragm proteins nephrin and synaptopodin...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190926/polymorphism-of-the-abo-gene-associate-with-thrombosis-risk-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
#18
Zhangbiao Long, Yali Du, Hongmin Li, Bing Han
Thrombosis is one of the most common causes of mortality in Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), but the predisposing factors for thrombosis are yet to be defined. In this study, we outline the clinical characters and the susceptible genes which lead to thrombotic formation in 104 patients with PNH. The results displayed that the genotypes with minor alleles of rs495828 or rs2519093 in the ABO gene were associated with high risk to thrombus formation (OR 5.95, 95% CI 1.90-18.65 and OR 6.3, 95% CI 2.01-19...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164157/inflammatory-breast-cancer-and-warm-antibody-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-a-rare-paraneoplastic-syndrome
#19
Nene Ugoeke, Chidinma Onweni, Jennifer Treece, Vandana Pai, Sowminya Arikapudi, Evan Kulbacki, Kailash Bajaj
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a disease process that involves the destruction of red blood cells mediated by the humoral immune system. It can be characterized as a cold agglutinin syndrome, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, and warm, mixed type, and drug-induced AIHA. Although a well-established relationship exists between the presence of AIHA and lymphoproliferative malignancy, AIHA rarely presents in association with solid malignancies. An analysis of the limited number of published cases of AIHA in association with solid malignancies performed showed that AIHA may present before the diagnosis of a solid malignancy, concurrently with the presence of a solid malignancy, or even on resolution of a solid malignancy...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155815/allopurinol-attenuates-acute-kidney-injury-following-bothrops-jararaca-envenomation
#20
Pedro Henrique França Gois, Monique Silva Martines, Daniela Ferreira, Rildo Volpini, Daniele Canale, Ceila Malaque, Renato Crajoinas, Adriana Castello Costa Girardi, Maria Heloisa Massola Shimizu, Antonio Carlos Seguro
Snakebites have been recognized as a neglected public health problem in several tropical and subtropical countries. Bothrops snakebites frequently complicate with acute kidney injury (AKI) with relevant morbidity and mortality. To date, the only treatment available for Bothrops envenomation is the intravenous administration of antivenom despite its several limitations. Therefore, the study of novel therapies in Bothrops envenomation is compelling. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of Allopurinol (Allo) in an experimental model of Bothrops jararaca venom (BJ)-associated AKI...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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