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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215731/complementopathies
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REVIEW
Andrea C Baines, Robert A Brodsky
The complement system is an essential part of the innate immune system that requires careful regulation to ensure responses are appropriately directed against harmful pathogens, while preventing collateral damage to normal host cells and tissues. While deficiency in some components of the complement pathway is associated with increased susceptibility to certain infections, it has also become clear that inappropriate activation of complement is an important contributor to human disease. A number of hematologic disorders are driven by complement, and these disorders may be termed "complementopathies"...
February 6, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194571/repetitive-reddish-discoloration-of-urine-in-a-female-adolescent-following-short-distance-walking-on-a-smooth-road-questions
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Ekaterini Siomou, Maria Baziou, Evagelos Premetis, Cristina Vercellati, Nikolaos Chaliasos, Alexandros Makis
A previously healthy 15-year-old girl was evaluated following five episodes of reddish urine discoloration after walking for approximately 30 min on a smooth roadway. In each episode, the discoloration lasted for four to five urinations and followed by normal urine dipstick tests. No other exercise-produced urine discoloration and no other symptoms were reported. Laboratory evaluation during the episodes revealed a reddish urine sample with 3+ hemoglobin/myoglobin and absence of hematuria. Full blood count, serum creatinine, liver function tests, and electrolyte levels were all within normal limits...
February 13, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164595/differential-expression-of-cd52-cd14-and-hla-dr-on-cd4-monocytes-in-three-types-of-acquired-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes
#3
Yang Kai, Dai Yuanyuan, Guan Shihe, Mu Xuanxuan, Zhang Hao, Pan Ying, Wu Yuanyuan, Wang Aihua, Sun Beibei, TongYang, Zhou Tingdong
BACKGROUND: Aplastic anemia (AA), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are the common spectrums of acquired bone marrow failure syndromes (BMFs). Accurate and timely diagnosis is a significant clinical challenge because of the overlapping features. The pathogenesis is not fully understood, but several studies have suggested that defective monocyte functions play an important role. We aimed to find whether the different expressions of CD52, CD14 and HLA-DR on CD4+ monocytes would be helpful in the preliminary diagnosis of acquired BMFs...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124080/serologic-response-to-meningococcal-vaccination-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-chronically-treated-with-the-terminal-complement-inhibitor-eculizumab
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Ferras Alashkar, Colin Vance, Dörte Herich-Terhürne, Nicole Preising, Ulrich Dührsen, Alexander Röth
Eculizumab is indicated for the therapy of patients with symptomatic paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Due to inhibition of terminal complement cascade, patients on eculizumab are susceptible to Neisseria meningitidis infections. The two mainstays to reduce the risk of infection are vaccination and antibiotic prophylaxis. In this retrospective study, serologic response was analyzed after vaccination with a meningococcal vaccine in 23 PNH patients (median age 36 years; range 25 - 88 years; 15 males, 8 females) by measuring serum bactericidal assay (SBA) using rabbit complement (rSBA) titers against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, and Y...
January 26, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123578/percutaneous-microwave-ablation-for-benign-focal-liver-lesions-initial-clinical-results
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Zhigang Cheng, Ping Liang, Xiaoling Yu, Zhiyu Han, Fangyi Liu, Jie Yu, Xin Li
Benign focal liver lesions (BFLLs) have become a common disease diagnosed in the clinical setting following the advancement of imaging techniques. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety and clinical outcomes of percutaneous microwave (MW) ablation, guided by ultrasound (US), for the treatment of BFLLs. Between May 2005 and January 2011, 44 BFLLs (mean maximum diameter, 33.9±13.1 mm) in 37 patients (23 women and 14 men) were treated by US-guided percutaneous MW ablation with cooled-shaft antennae...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
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.
February 15, 2017: 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
#13
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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
#17
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
#19
REVIEW
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
#20
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
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