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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211220/blood-transfusion-and-increased-perioperative-risk-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts
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Igor C Campos, Valessa Tanganelli, Hugo P Maues, Marcio C M Coelho, Fernanda A Martins, Giovana Munhoz, Julyana G T Egito, Hayala C C Souza, Cássio M C Giannini, Pedro S Farsky
OBJECTIVE: To correlate blood transfusions and clinical outcomes during hospitalization in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). METHODS: Transfusion, clinical and hematological data were collected for 1,378 patients undergoing isolated or combined CABG between January 2011 and December 2012. The effect of blood transfusions was evaluated through multivariate analysis to predict three co-primary outcomes: composite ischemic events, composite infectious complications and hospital mortality...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204822/the-experience-of-the-ripo-a-shoulder-prosthesis-registry-with-6-year-follow-up
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G Porcellini, A Combi, G Merolla, B Bordini, S Stea, G Zanoli, P Paladini
BACKGROUND: Implant registries have proved valuable in assessing the outcomes of arthroplasty procedures. Moreover, by identifying lesser quality implants they have indirectly improved the quality of care. The registry of prosthetic shoulder implants was established in 2008. METHODS: It records information on all types of primary and revision arthroplasty procedures involving the glenohumeral joint, including reverse and total arthroplasty, hemiarthroplasty, resurfacing, removal, and any other surgical procedures that are required to manage these patients...
December 4, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202781/acta2-mutation-and-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Kylie Cooper, Stephen Brown
BACKGROUND: ACTA2 encodes smooth muscle specific α-actin, a critical component or the contractile complex of vascular smooth muscle. Mutations in ACTA2 are the most common genetic cause of thoracic aortic aneurysm, and are also the cause of other disorders, including Moyamoya disease, coronary artery disease and stroke as well as Multisystemic Smooth Muscle Dysfunction Syndrome. We note that ACTA2 is also expressed in uterine smooth muscle, and this raises the possibility that women harboring ACTA2 mutations might exhibit uterine smooth muscle dysfunction...
December 4, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194678/bleeding-complications-in-acute-liver-failure
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R Todd Stravitz, Caitlyn Ellerbe, Valerie Durkalski, Michael Schilsky, Robert J Fontana, Carolyn Peterseim, William M Lee
In patients with acute liver failure (ALF), elevatedprothrombin time and thrombocytopeniacan fuel a perception of a bleeding tendency. However, the incidence, site, risk factors, and clinical significance of bleeding complications have not been previously quantified in a large cohort of patients with ALF. We studied 1770adult patients enrolled in the ALF Study Group Registry between 1998 and 2016.Bleeding complications and blood component transfusions were collected for 7days after admission. The relationship of bleeding complications to 21-day mortality was assessed...
December 1, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193548/rephill-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-pre-hospital-blood-product-resuscitation-for-trauma
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I M Smith, N Crombie, J R Bishop, A McLaughlin, D N Naumann, M Herbert, J M Hancox, G Slinn, N Ives, M Grant, G D Perkins, H Doughty, M J Midwinter
OBJECTIVES: To describe the 'Resuscitation with Pre-HospItaL bLood products' trial (RePHILL) - a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of pre-hospital blood product (PHBP) administration vs standard care for traumatic haemorrhage. BACKGROUND: PHBP are increasingly used for pre-hospital trauma resuscitation despite a lack of robust evidence demonstrating superiority over crystalloids. Provision of PHBP carries additional logistical and regulatory implications, and requires a sustainable supply of universal blood components...
November 28, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181226/blood-safety-status-in-who-african-region-countries-lessons-learnt-from-mauritius
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André Loua, Janaki Sonoo, Laurent Musango, Jean Baptiste Nikiema, Thomas Lapnet-Moustapha
In 2001, the WHO Office for Africa adopted a strategy for blood safety defining four targets. This paper describes the progress made by Mauritius in the implementation of this strategy. The blood safety indicators were collected and compared with the norms recommended by WHO. The country has formulated its blood policy and developed a strategic plan for its implementation since 2004. The total number of blood donations increased from 31,228 in 2002 to 43,742 in 2016, giving an annual blood collection rate evolving from 26...
2017: Journal of Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178312/total-hip-arthroplasty-in-hemophilia-patients-a-mid-term-to-long-term-follow-up
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Guo-Liang Wu, Ji-Liang Zhai, Bin Feng, Yan-Yan Bian, Chi Xu, Xi-Sheng Weng
OBJECTIVE: To report the results of mid-term to long-term follow-up after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) in hemophiliacs and to hypothesize that THA can provide satisfactory outcomes in these patients. METHODS: Twenty-four primary THA performed in 21 hemophilia patients between 2002 and 2012 were reviewed retrospectively, including 20 cases of hemophilia A and 1 case of hemophilia B. The standard lateral approach was used for all implantations. Substitution therapy for factor VIII and activated prothrombin complex concentrates were administered to patients with hemophilia A and B, respectively...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174474/iron-overload-in-hematological-disorders
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Eitan Fibach, Eliezer A Rachmilewitz
While most common symptom of impairment of iron homeostasis is iron deficiency anemia, some hematological disorders are associated with iron overload (IO). These disorders are related mainly to chronic severe hemolytic anemia, where red blood cells (RBC) or their precursors are destroyed prematurely (hemolyzed), leading to anemia that cannot be compensated by increased production of new RBC. In such cases, IO is mainly due to repeated RBC transfusions and/or increased uptake of iron in the gastrointestinal tract...
November 22, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164804/biomaterials-and-advanced-technologies-for-hemostatic-management-of-bleeding
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DaShawn A Hickman, Christa L Pawlowski, Ujjal D S Sekhon, Joyann Marks, Anirban Sen Gupta
Bleeding complications arising from trauma, surgery, and as congenital, disease-associated, or drug-induced blood disorders can cause significant morbidities and mortalities in civilian and military populations. Therefore, stoppage of bleeding (hemostasis) is of paramount clinical significance in prophylactic, surgical, and emergency scenarios. For externally accessible injuries, a variety of natural and synthetic biomaterials have undergone robust research, leading to hemostatic technologies including glues, bandages, tamponades, tourniquets, dressings, and procoagulant powders...
November 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143081/generation-in-yeast-and-antigenic-characterization-of-hepatitis-e-virus-capsid-protein-virus-like-particles
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Martynas Simanavicius, Paulius Lukas Tamosiunas, Rasa Petraityte-Burneikiene, Reimar Johne, Rainer G Ulrich, Aurelija Zvirbliene, Indre Kucinskaite-Kodze
Hepatitis E is a globally distributed human disease caused by hepatitis E virus (HEV). In Europe, it spreads through undercooked pork meat or other products and with blood components through transfusions. There are no approved or golden standard serologic systems for HEV diagnostics. Commercially available HEV tests often provide inconsistent results which may differ among the assays. In this study, we describe generation in yeast and characterization of HEV genotype 3 (HEV-3) and rat HEV capsid proteins self-assembled into virus-like particles (VLPs) and the development of HEV-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs)...
November 15, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141358/-effect-of-different-tourniquet-releasing-strategy-on-blood-loss-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Y Li, M Lu, H Tian, Z J Li, K Zhang
Objective: To explore the influences on peri-operative blood loss and postoperative blood transfusion in primary total knee arthroplasty when using different methods to release the pneumatic tourniquet. Methods: From January 2015 to December 2016, 484 patients with osteoarthritis were enrolled, undergoing primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty in the Orthopedics Department of Peking University Third Hospital. Retrospective data was used, and all the patients had been operated on by three independent working groups...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132511/resuscitation-for-hypovolemic-shock
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REVIEW
Kyle J Kalkwarf, Bryan A Cotton
Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable deaths in trauma patients. After presenting a brief history of hemorrhagic shock resuscitation, this article discusses damage control resuscitation and its adjuncts. Massively bleeding patients in hypovolemic shock should be treated with damage control resuscitation principles including limited crystalloid, whole blood or balance blood component transfusion to permissive hypotension, preventing hypothermia, and stopping bleeding as quickly as possible.
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104943/the-fountain-of-youth-a-tale-of-parabiosis-stem-cells-and-rejuvenation
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Massimo Conese, Annalucia Carbone, Elisa Beccia, Antonella Angiolillo
Transfusion (or drinking) of blood or of its components has been thought as a rejuvenation method since ancient times. Parabiosis, the procedure of joining two animals so that they share each others blood circulation, has revitalized the concept of blood as a putative drug. Since 2005, a number of papers have reported the anti-ageing effect of heterochronic parabiosis, which is joining an aged mouse to a young partner. The hallmark of aging is the decline of regenerative properties in most tissues, partially attributed to impaired function of stem and progenitor cells...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100227/utility-of-the-shock-index-for-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Supannee Rassameehiran, Jirapat Teerakanok, Sakolwan Suchartlikitwong, Kenneth Nugent
OBJECTIVES: Patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) frequently require hospitalization, and a small but significant percentage of these patients have adverse outcomes. Risk-scoring tools can help clinicians organize care and make predictions about outcomes. The shock index (heart rate divided by systolic blood pressure) has been used in multiple acute disorders and has the potential to identify patients with UGIB who are at risk for adverse outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records of patients admitted with UGIB between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099741/infantile-cytomegalovirus-associated-severe-warm-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-a-case-report
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Hassan K Khalifeh, Youmna M Mourad, Cynthia T Chamoun
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a rare hematologic entity in children. Etiologies are mainly viruses or bacteria. We describe here a case of severe warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (IgG- and C3d-positive direct antiglobulin test) in an immunocompetent 6-month-old infant with acute Cytomegalovirus infection that responded well to corticotherapy and intraveneous immunoglobulins without using blood component transfusion. This case demonstrates the importance of recognizing CMV in infantile Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, especially because hemolysis can be severe and lethal...
November 3, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099345/coagulation-management-during-liver-transplantation-use-of-fibrinogen-concentrate-recombinant-activated-factor-vii-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-and-antifibrinolytics
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Jonathan H Chow, Khang Lee, Ezeldeen Abuelkasem, Obi R Udekwu, Kenichi A Tanaka
Coagulation management, and transfusion practice in liver transplantation (LT) have been evolving in the recent years due to better understanding of coagulation abnormalities in end-stage liver disease, and clinical management of LT patients. Avoidance of allogeneic blood components is feasible in some patients, but multi-modal coagulation therapies may be necessary in others who develop complex coagulopathy due to hemorrhage, hemodilution, hypothermia, and acid-base disturbances. Transfusions of plasma and cryoprecipitate remain to be the mainstay therapy for procoagulant factor replacement during LT...
November 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097176/how-shall-we-transfuse-hippolyta
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Brendan C Graham, Lindsey J Graham, Carl H Rose, Jeffrey L Winters
The US Department of Defense recently made the decision to open direct ground combat roles to women. Blood product transfusion is an essential component of the US Military guidelines for tactical combat casualty care and damage control resuscitation, but blood transfusion carries with it the specific side effect of alloimmunization-a uniquely significant side effect for young women who may desire subsequent pregnancies. Presently to be considered are the changes that may need to be made to blood transfusion in the setting of battlefield medicine to optimally care for combat-injured women, as a majority of the existing data regarding the risks of transfusion in the trauma setting involve predominantly men...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091965/emergency-obstetric-and-newborn-care-signal-functions-in-public-and-private-facilities-in-bangladesh
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Lumbini Roy, Taposh Kumar Biswas, Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury
BACKGROUND: Signal functions for emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) are the major interventions for averting maternal and neonatal mortalities. Readiness of the facilities is essential to provide all the basic and comprehensive signal functions for EmONC to ensure emergency services from the designated facilities. The study assessed population coverage and availability of EmONC services in public and private facilities in Bangladesh. METHODS: An assessment was conducted in all the public and private facilities providing obstetric care in to in-patients 24 districts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090232/clinical-significance-of-serum-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE-levels-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Mojgan Mohammadi, Mohammad Hossein Gozashti, Majid Aghadavood, Mohammad Reza Mehdizadeh, Mohammad Mahdi Hayatbakhsh
BACKGROUND: Several components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) facilitate its diagnosis, including abdominal obesity, hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance. The production of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) seem to be associated with MetS components. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between IL-6 and TNF-α serum levels with MetS and its components. METHODS: This case-control study investigated 250 subjects, comprising 125 healthy controls from the Kerman Blood Transfusion Organization and 125 MetS patients...
October 2017: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088950/neurosurgical-applications-of-viscoelastic-hemostatic-assays
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Svetlana Kvint, James Schuster, Monisha A Kumar
Patients taking antithrombotic agents are very common in neurosurgical practice. The perioperative management of these patients can be extremely challenging especially as newer agents, with poorly defined laboratory monitoring and reversal strategies, become more prevalent. This is especially true with emergent cases in which rapid reversal of anticoagulation is required and the patient's exact medical history is not available. With an aging patient population and the associated increase in diseases such as atrial fibrillation, it is expected that the use of these agents will continue to rise in coming years...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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