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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432164/use-of-gabapentin-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-in-an-adolescent-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Cátia R Correia, Ana Teresa Soares, Laura Azurara, Maria João Palaré
Vaso-occlusive crises are the most common manifestation of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the main cause of hospital admission in these patients. There is emerging evidence that vaso-occlusive pain has both nociceptive and neuropathic components. However, the treatment of SCD-related pain with neuropathic drugs has not yet been systematically studied, particularly in children. We describe a 14-year-old girl with SCD and multiple hospital admissions for pain management for severe acute vaso-occlusive pain episodes...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428653/doppler-velocimetry-of-the-orbital-arteries-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia-relationship-with-biomarkers-of-hemolysis
#2
Thiago de Oliveira Ferrão, Paulo Ricardo Martins-Filho, Cleverton Aragão, Marlyson Santana, Allan Nascimento, Thayane Cardoso, Rosana Cipolotti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate orbital vascular resistance by Doppler velocimetry in patients with steady-state sickle cell anemia, as well as to characterize its relationship with biomarkers of hemolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of two groups: 71 outpatients with sickle cell anemia; and 32 age- and gendermatched, healthy subjects (control group). All participants underwent Doppler velocimetry of the orbital arteries and laboratory tests...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426137/hydroxyurea-hydroxycarbamide-for-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Ashley P Jones, Jo Howard
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited diseases worldwide. It is associated with lifelong morbidity and a reduced life expectancy. Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide), an oral chemotherapeutic drug, ameliorates some of the clinical problems of SCD, in particular that of pain, by raising fetal haemoglobin. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of hydroxyurea therapy in people with SCD (all genotypes), of any age, regardless of setting...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425750/modeling-alloantibody-formation-to-high-incidence-red-blood-cell-antigens-in-immune-responders-using-genotypic-data
#4
Patricia A R Brunker, Keerthana Ravindran, R S Shirey
Alloimmunization to red blood cell antigens is unpredictable and poorly understood. Patients who are negative for high-incidence antigens (HIAs) are at risk for developing the corresponding antibodies. Molecular methods can easily predict the lack of an antigen and thus, the risk of an individual to become immunized. We examined the prevalence and risk factors for HIA alloimmunization in patients at risk based on genotyping results. Genotyping using a molecular method (HEA BeadChip™, Immucor, Warren, NJ) was performed on all patient specimens referred for molecular testing over 45 months; serologic and clinical data were analyzed...
January 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425749/hemolytic-transfusion-reaction-attributable-to-anti-dia
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Arthur J Joyce, Kelli M Quantock, Ray Banh, Yew W Liew
In situations when a patient's antibody detection test is negative, many institutions have moved from an indirect antiglobulin test (IAT) crossmatch to an electronic crossmatch system. Here we report a case of an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction attributable to anti-Dia in a patient with a negative antibody detection test. A 22-year-old female patient with a diagnosis of β thalassemia and sickle cell anemia commenced a routine exchange transfusion of 5 units of red blood cells (RBCs) in the apheresis unit as part of her regular treatment...
January 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424766/the-need-for-hematology-nurse-education-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-community-case-study-in-tanzania
#6
Julie M Buser
Hematology-related diseases, such as anemia, malaria, sickle cell disease (SCD), and blood cancers, have differing rates of survival between high-income and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Nurses in LMICs have an unmet need for specialty training and education to address hematology and hemato-oncology disorders. A gap in the literature exists about hematology nurse education and clinical service demands in LMICs. This community case study documents a collaborative hematology and basic hemato-oncology education program to sustainably strengthen nurse capacity at a national referral hospital and university in Tanzania...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423290/sickle-cell-disease
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Frédéric B Piel, Martin H Steinberg, David C Rees
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April 20, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422403/blood-chimerism-in-dizygotic-monochorionic-twins-during-five-years-observation
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Morten Hanefeld Dziegiel, Morten Høgh Hansen, Sofie Haedersdal, Angela Natalie Barrett, Klaus Rieneck, Katharina Maria Main, Anne Todsen Hansen, Frederik Banch Clausen
Dizygotic monochorionic twin pregnancies can result in blood chimerism due to in utero twin-to-twin exchange of stem cells. In this case, we examined the proportion of allogeneic red blood cells (RBCs) by flow cytometry and the proportion of allogeneic nucleated cells by digital PCR at seven months and again at five years. We found an increase in the proportion of allogeneic cells from 63% to 89% in one twin, and a similar increase in autologous cells in the other twin from 57% to 84%. A paradigm for stem cell therapy could be modelled on this case: induction of tolerance and chimerism by antenatal transfusion of donor stem cells...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421813/hemin-causes-lung-microvascular-endothelial-barrier-dysfunction-by-necroptotic-cell-death
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Sunit Singla, Justin R Sysol, Benjamin Dille, Nicole Jones, Jiwang Chen, Roberto F Machado
Hemin, the oxidized prosthetic moiety of hemoglobin, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of acute chest syndrome (ACS) in sickle cell patients by virtue of its endothelial-activating properties. In this study, we examined whether hemin can cause lung microvascular endothelial barrier dysfunction. By assessing transendothelial resistance using electrical cell impedance sensing, and by directly measuring trans-monolayer FITC-dextran flux, we found that hemin does cause endothelial barrier dysfunction in a concentration-dependent manner...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420988/heme-as-a-target-for-therapeutic-interventions
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REVIEW
Stephan Immenschuh, Vijith Vijayan, Sabina Janciauskiene, Faikah Gueler
Heme is a complex of iron and the tetrapyrrole protoporphyrin IX with essential functions in aerobic organisms. Heme is the prosthetic group of hemoproteins such as hemoglobin and myoglobin, which are crucial for reversible oxygen binding and transport. By contrast, high levels of free heme, which may occur in various pathophysiological conditions, are toxic via pro-oxidant, pro-inflammatory and cytotoxic effects. The toxicity of heme plays a major role for the pathogenesis of prototypical hemolytic disorders including sickle cell disease and malaria...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417646/cerebral-hemodynamic-assessment-and-neuroimaging-across-the-lifespan-in-sickle-cell-disease
#11
Lori C Jordan, Michael R DeBaun
Children and adults with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have a higher risk of strokes compared to age- and race-matched peers. Velocity in the middle cerebral or distal internal carotid artery as measured by transcranial Doppler ultrasound is a recognized method to identify children but not adults with SCA at high-risk for first stroke. For both children and adults with SCA that have had a stroke, no methods clearly identify individuals at highest risk of recurrent strokes or an initial silent stroke, the most common neurological injury...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417347/-serological-markers-of-viral-hepatitis-b-and-c-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-monitored-in-the-pediatrics-department-at-the-university-hospital-of-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
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S A Kissou, M Koura, A Sawadogo, A-S Ouédraogo, H Traoré, E Kamboulé, W W F Zogona, B Nacro
Viral hepatitis B and C are universal public health problems. Burkina Faso is a high endemic area for hepatitis B. Patients with sickle cell disease are at risk. The aim of this study was to investigate and quantify the serological markers of viral hepatitis B and C among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study, which took place from July to November 2014 at the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Bobo- Dioulasso. The study included 44 SS and 26 SC sickle cell patients...
April 17, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417035/jaw-osteomyelitis-as-a-complication-of-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-three-omani-patients-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Hilal Al-Ismaili, Omar Nasim, Abdulaziz Bakathir
Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a common haemoglobinopathy among people from the Middle East, the Afro-Caribbean region, the Mediterranean and East India. While osteomyelitis of the long bones is a well-documented complication of SCA, there are few documented cases of SCA patients presenting with jaw osteomyelitis. We report three SCA patients with chronic jaw osteomyelitis who presented to the Department of Oral Health, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, between 2009 and 2013. Two of the patients had osteomyelitis of the mandible and the third had osteomyelitis of the maxilla...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413532/spontaneous-extradural-and-subgaleal-hematoma-a-rare-neurosurgical-crisis-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Sudhansu S Mishra, Satya B Senapati, Amiya K Gouda, Sanjay K Behera, Ashis Patnaik
Extradural hematoma (EDH) in absence of trauma is a rare entity with only few cases reported in literature. The various causes reported include: Vascular malformation of dura, coagulopathies, sinus infection, middle ear or orbital infection, and tumor. Occurrence of spontaneous EDH as a complication of sickle cell disease is even much rarer. We report a case with sickle cell disease who presented with spontaneous extradural and subgaleal hematomas following an episode of vaso-oclusive crisis. He was managed successfully with surgery...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412236/are-dental-and-jaw-changes-more-prevalent-in-a-brazilian-population-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Halinna Larissa Cruz Correia de Carvalho, José Yagoh Saraiva Rolim, Érika Bárbara Abreu Fonseca Thomaz, Soraia de Fátima Carvalho Souza
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of dental and jaw changes in individuals with sickle cell anemia (SCA) compared with a control group from a Brazilian population. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. Participants were divided into 2 groups: SCA and control (123 patients per group). Intraoral periapical radiographs were taken. Changes in bone pattern and dental changes were investigated by using the following radiographic parameters: (1) trabecular bone (step-ladder or spider web); (2) integrity of the lamina dura (loss of sharpness and continuity, partial or complete absence, and increased thickness); and (3) dental changes (pulp chamber, root surface, periapex, dental form, number, and position)...
March 9, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411485/cerebral-and-muscle-microvascular-oxygenation-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-influence-of-hematology-hemorheology-and-vasomotion
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Keyne Charlot, Sophie Antoine-Jonville, Berenike Moeckesch, Stéphane Jumet, Marc Romana, Xavier Waltz, Lydia Divialle-Doumdo, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Marie Petras, Benoît Tressières, Vanessa Tarer, Olivier Hue, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Philippe Connes
The present study investigated cerebral and muscle hemoglobin oxygen saturation (tissue oxygen index, TOI) in children with sickle cell anemia (SS), sickle cell hemoglobin C disease (SC) and healthy children (AA). TOI was measured by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and spectral analysis of the TOI variability was used to assess flowmotion and vasomotion. Arterial oxyhemoglobin saturation (SpO2), hemorheological and hematological parameters were also measured in SS and SC children. Both TOI were lower in SS compared to both AA and SC children, with SC exhibiting lower values than AA children...
April 4, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409830/magnesium-for-treating-sickle-cell-disease
#17
REVIEW
Nan Nitra Than, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe, Senthil K Palaniappan, Adinegara Bl Abas, Lucia De Franceschi
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive inherited haemoglobinopathy which causes painful vaso-occlusive crises due to sickle red blood cell dehydration. Vaso-occlusive crises are common painful events responsible for a variety of clinical complications; overall mortality is increased and life expectancy decreased compared to the general population. Experimental studies suggest that intravenous magnesium has proven to be well-tolerated in individuals hospitalised for the immediate relief of acute (sudden onset) painful crisis and has the potential to decrease the length of hospital stay...
April 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409222/incidental-splenic-nodules-found-on-mr-imaging-done-for-assessment-of-iron-overload-in-children
#18
Rayan A Ahyad, Christopher Z Lam, Omid Shearkhani, Oscar M Navarro
BACKGROUND: MR imaging is used to assess iron overload in patients with hemoglobinopathies and in those who have undergone multiple blood transfusions. Sometimes splenic nodules are found incidentally on these examinations and this may cause diagnostic uncertainty. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, imaging characteristics and evolution of splenic nodules found on MR imaging for iron overload evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of all MR imaging examinations performed for iron overload assessment from 2005 to 2015 in a tertiary pediatric hospital...
April 13, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408626/differences-in-activation-and-deactivation-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-compared-with-demographically-matched-controls
#19
B Sun, R C Brown, T G Burns, D Murdaugh, S Palasis, R A Jones
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Declines in both functional activation and functional connectivity have been reported in patients with sickle cell disease. In this study, we derived the functional and default mode responses to a word stem paradigm in age-, ethnicity-, and background-matched subjects with sickle cell disease and control groups, with the aim of testing whether both networks were similarly attenuated and whether the changes were related to physiologic parameters that characterize sickle cell disease...
April 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408108/busulfan-drug-monitoring-is-needed-in-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#20
Bushra Salman, Mohammed Al-Zaabi, Mohammed Al-Huneini, David Dennison, Abdulhakeem Al-Rawas, Salam Al-Kindi, Khalil Al-Farsi, Melanie Tauro, Murtadha Al-Khabori
Busulfan (Bu)-based preparative regimens in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are commonly used. Previous studies have shown that Bu at a fixed dose of 3.2mg/kg/day (FBD) given intravenously decreases variability in drug pharmacokinetics and this decreases the dependency on therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of Bu. We compared the Bu dose given using TDM with the FBD of 3.2mg/kg/day. Seventy-three patients with acute leukemia, myelodysplasia, chronic myeloid leukemia, thalassemia major, and sickle cell disease were included...
April 6, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
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