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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820967/identifying-predictors-for-bleeding-in-hospitalized-cancer-patients-a-cohort-study
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Rushad Patell, Alejandra Gutierrez, Lisa Rybicki, Alok A Khorana
BACKGROUND: Bleeding and thrombosis are both major complications of hospitalization in cancer patients. Concern regarding bleeding risk may reduce compliance with thromboprophylaxis. We assessed incidence of major and clinically relevant non-major bleeding (MCRNMB) and identified risk factors associated with in-hospital bleeding risk in hospitalized cancer patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive adults admitted to general oncology floor at Cleveland Clinic from 11/2012-12/2014 (n=3525)...
August 12, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820717/short-term-changes-in-anemia-and-malaria-parasite-prevalence-in-children-under-5-years-during-one-year-of-repeated-cross-sectional-surveys-in-rural-malawi
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Alinune N Kabaghe, Michael G Chipeta, Dianne J Terlouw, Robert S McCann, Michèle van Vugt, Martin P Grobusch, Willem Takken, Kamija S Phiri
In stable transmission areas, malaria is the leading cause of anemia in children. Anemia in children is proposed as an added sensitive indicator for community changes in malaria prevalence. We report short-term temporal variations of malaria and anemia prevalence in rural Malawian children. Data from five repeated cross-sectional surveys conducted over 1 year in rural communities in Chikwawa District, Malawi, were analyzed. Different households were sampled per survey; all children, 6-59 months, in sampled household were tested for malaria parasitemia and hemoglobin levels using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDT) and Hemocue 301, respectively...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820707/prevalence-of-strongyloides-stercoralis-and-other-intestinal-parasite-infections-in-school-children-in-a-rural-area-of-angola-a-cross-sectional-study
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María Luisa Ruíz de Alegría Aznar, Karen Colmenares, Mateu Espasa, Arancha Amor, Isabel Lopez, Arlette Ninda, Joaquina Kanjala, Domingas Guilherme, Elena Sulleiro, Begoña Barriga, Eva Gil, Fernando Salvador, Cristina Bocanegra, Teresa López, Milagros Moreno, Israel Molina
Strongyloides stercoralis is widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of S. stercoralis and other intestinal parasites and identify the risk factors for infection with S. stercoralis in a rural area of Angola. A cross-sectional study was conducted in school-age children (SAC) in Cubal, Angola. A questionnaire collecting clinical and epidemiological variables was used, and two stool samples were collected. A concentration technique (Ritchie) and a technique for detection of larvae migration (Baermann) were performed...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820339/emergence-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-sri-lanka-a-newly-established-health-threat
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H V Y D Siriwardana, P Karunanayake, L Goonerathne, N D Karunaweera
BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka is a new focus of human cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by a genetic variant of usually visceralizing parasite Leishmania donovani. Over 3000 cases have been reported to our institution alone, during the past two decades. Recent emergence of visceral leishmaniasis is of concern. METHODS: Patients suspected of having visceral leishmaniasis (n = 120) fulfilling at least two of six criteria (fever > 2 weeks, weight loss, tiredness affecting daily functions, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly and anemia) were studied using clinic-epidemiological, immunological and haematological parameters...
August 18, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819470/causes-of-death-and-factors-associated-with-early-mortality-of-hiv-infected-adults-admitted-to-korle-bu-teaching-hospital
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Adriana Saavedra, Nia Campinha-Bacote, Maurice Hajjar, Ernest Kenu, Fizza Syeda Gillani, Adjoa Obo-Akwa, Margaret Lartey, Awewura Kwara
INTRODUCTION: This study sought to identify common causes of death as well as the factors associated with the high inpatient mortality rate of HIV-infected patients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). METHODS: The retrospective study reviewed the medical records of 547 HIV-infected adults aged 18 years or older admitted to the KBTH between the months of January 2012 and October 2013. Using standardized abstraction forms, clinical and demographic data of eligible patients was collected...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819305/cardiorespiratory-pathogenesis-of-sickle-cell-disease-in-a-mouse-model
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Jun Ren, Xiuqing Ding, Marie Trudel, John J Greer, Joanna E MacLean
The nature and development of cardiorespiratory impairments associated with sickle cell disease are poorly understood. Given that the mechanisms of these impairments cannot be addressed adequately in clinical studies, we characterized cardiorespiratory pathophysiology from birth to maturity in the sickle cell disease SAD mouse model. We identified two critical phases of respiratory dysfunction in SAD mice; the first prior to weaning and the second in adulthood. At postnatal day 3, 43% of SAD mice showed marked apneas, anemia, and pulmonary vascular congestion typical of acute chest syndrome; none of these mice survived to maturity...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818807/early-treatment-initiation-in-lower-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-produces-an-earlier-and-higher-rate-of-transfusion-independence
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Christopher R Cogle, Sheila R Reddy, Eunice Chang, Elya Papoyan, Michael S Broder, Michael McGuire, Gary Binder
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis resulting in refractory cytopenias. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions can improve anemia; however, prolonged transfusion dependence (TD) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Disease-modifying therapy (DMT) for MDS can reduce transfusion requirements, although the optimum timing of DMT initiation is unclear. This retrospective study analyzed linked SEER registry and Medicare claims (2006-2012) to estimate the impact of DMT-initiation (azacitidine, decitabine, or lenalidomide) timing (≤ 3 vs...
August 1, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818403/heavy-metal-levels-in-patients-with-ineffective-erythropoiesis
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Turan Bayhan, Şule Ünal, Eyüp Çırak, Onur Erdem, Cemal Akay, Orhan Gürsel, İbrahim Eker, Erdem Karabulut, Fatma Gümrük
OBJECTIVES: Iron is taken into enterocytes at the duodenum via apical divalent metal-ion transporter 1 protein. Besides iron, divalent metal-ion transporter 1 also transports other divalent metals. We aimed to investigate blood heavy metal levels in patients with ineffective erythropoiesis. METHODS: Blood levels of heavy metals including Pb, Al, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, and Zn were measured in patients with thalassemia major (TM), thalassemia intermedia (TI), congenital dyserythropoietic anemia (CDA), and age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
August 2, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818402/association-of-hemolysis-with-high-dose-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-in-pediatric-patients-an-open-label-prospective-trial
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Alkim Oden Akman, Fatma Karaca Kara, Tulin Koksal, Bahar Cuhaci Cakir, Cuneyt Karagol, Tulin Sayli
Immunoglobulin therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases. However, intravenous immunoglobin products can cause several adverse reactions, including hemolysis. The objective of this study was to determine the extent of anemia and hemolysis after high dose intravenous immunoglobin (2g/kg) and its relationship to the ABO blood type system and hemolytic anemia blood parameters in pediatric patients. Incidence of 'Intravenous immunoglobulin related hemolysis' was %19 (6/31) after high dose intravenous immunoglobulin therapy...
August 1, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818160/determination-of-mean-glycated-haemoglobin-in-healthy-adults-of-a-local-population
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Sumbal Nida, Dilshad Ahmed Khan, Aamir Ijaz, Muhammad Qaiser Alam Khan, Hira Aleef, Maria Abbasi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the mean hemoglobin HbA1C levels of disease-free adults in a local population and its optimum cutoff for the diagnosis of diabetes. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Chemical Pathology and Endocrinology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, from January to September 2015. METHODOLOGY: Healthy subjects aged 18 years and above of either gender were recruited from local population...
July 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818031/danggui-buxue-decoction-a-classical-formula-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-fails-to-prevent-myelosuppression-in-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-adjuvant-chemotherapy-a-prospective-study
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Jin Hong, Xiaosong Chen, Jiahui Huang, Chunqing Li, Li Zhong, Leying Chen, Jiayi Wu, Ou Huang, Jianrong He, Li Zhu, Weiguo Chen, Yafen Li, Hua Wan, Kunwei Shen
Danggui Buxue Decoction (DBD), a classical formula of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has an impact on promoting hematopoiesis. The aim of our study was to determine whether DBD can prevent myelosuppression in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. We conducted a phase II randomized prospective controlled clinical study. From December 2013 to February 2015, 106 patients were enrolled and randomly assigned (1:1) to the TCM group and control group. The primary end point was incidence of grade 3-4 neutropenia...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817977/a-short-and-efficient-transduction-protocol-of-mouse-hematopoietic-stem-cells-with-lentiviral-vectors
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Maria Fernandez-Garcia, Cristina Mesa-Nuñez, Elena Almarza, Juan Bueren, Rosa Yañez
Transduction of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) with therapeutic lentiviral vectors (LVs) constitutes a new therapeutic option for the treatment of different monogenic diseases affecting the lympho-hematopoietic system. The development of detailed preclinical studies of gene therapy in animal disease models constitutes an essential step in expanding the application of gene therapy in a wide variety of inherited and acquired diseases. Here we describe an efficient protocol to transduce HSPCs from wild-type and Fanconi anemia mice with either gene marking or therapeutic LVs...
August 17, 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817371/phase-i-ii-trial-of-labetuzumab-govitecan-anti-ceacam5-sn-38-antibody-drug-conjugate-in-patients-with-refractory-or-relapsing-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Efrat Dotan, Steven J Cohen, Alexander N Starodub, Christopher H Lieu, Wells A Messersmith, Pamela S Simpson, Michael J Guarino, John L Marshall, Richard M Goldberg, J Randolph Hecht, William A Wegener, Robert M Sharkey, Serengulam V Govindan, David M Goldenberg, Jordan D Berlin
Purpose The objectives were to evaluate dosing schedules of labetuzumab govitecan, an antibody-drug conjugate targeting carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 5 (CEACAM5) for tumor delivery of 7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin (SN-38), in an expanded phase II trial of patients with relapsed or refractory metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients and Methods Eligible patients with at least one prior irinotecan-containing therapy received labetuzumab govitecan once weekly at 8 and 10 mg/kg, or two times per week at 4 and 6 mg/km on weeks 1 and 2 of 3-week repeated cycles...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816965/blue-rubber-bleb-nevus-syndrome-our-experience-and-new-endoscopic-management
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Wenguo Chen, Hongtan Chen, Guodong Shan, Ming Yang, Fengling Hu, Qi Li, Lihua Chen, Guoqiang Xu
The aim of our study is to enhance the awareness of blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) through the patients in our hospital and introduced a new measure of endoscopic intervention.A retrospective review of 5 patients, who were diagnosed as BRBNS in our hospital from January 2013 to January 2017, was conducted. Data were collected with regard to demographics, clinical presentation, endoscopic and imaging findings, management, and follow-up data.In total of 5 patients, the mean age was 28.8 years, range 16 to 44 years (male/female, 1/4) with the average initial age of onset 15...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816065/improved-hematopoietic-gene-therapy-in-a-mouse-model-of-fanconi-anemia-mediated-by-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Maria Fernandez-Garcia, Maria Lamana Luzuriaga, Miriam Hernando-Rodriguez, Rebeca Sanchez-Dominguez, Juan Bueren, Rosa Yañez
In this study we propose a novel approach based on the use of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) aiming at limiting risks of graft failure in gene therapy protocols associated with low conditioning regimens. Because the engraftment of corrected hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) is particularly challenging in Fanconi anemia (FA), we have investigated the relevance of MSCs in an experimental model of FA gene therapy. Our results firstly showed that risks of graft failure in recipients conditioned with a moderate dose of 5Gy and infused with limited numbers of WT HSCs are significantly higher in Fanca-/- recipients as compared to WT recipients...
August 17, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815690/treatment-of-individuals-who-cannot-receive-blood-products-for-religious-or-other-reasons
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REVIEW
Carlton D Scharman, Joseph J Shatzel, Edward Kim, Thomas G DeLoughery
By virtue of their religious principles, Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) generally object to receiving blood products, raising numerous ethical, legal, and medical challenges for providers who care for these patients, especially in the emergent setting. In this review, we discuss several areas relevant to the care of JWs, including the current literature on "bloodless" medical care in the setting of peri- and intra-operative management, acute blood loss, trauma, pregnancy, and malignancy. We have found that medical and administrative efforts in the form of bloodless medicine and surgery programs can be instrumental in helping to reduce risks of morbidity and mortality in these patients...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815426/identification-and-red-blood-cell-automated-counting-from-blood-smear-images-using-computer-aided-system
#17
Vasundhara Acharya, Preetham Kumar
Red blood cell count plays a vital role in identifying the overall health of the patient. Hospitals use the hemocytometer to count the blood cells. Conventional method of placing the smear under microscope and counting the cells manually lead to erroneous results, and medical laboratory technicians are put under stress. A computer-aided system will help to attain precise results in less amount of time. This research work proposes an image-processing technique for counting the number of red blood cells. It aims to examine and process the blood smear image, in order to support the counting of red blood cells and identify the number of normal and abnormal cells in the image automatically...
August 17, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815406/successful-management-of-a-hydropic-fetus-with-severe-anemia-and-thrombocytopenia-caused-by-anti-cd36-antibody
#18
Xiuzhang Xu, Lin Li, Wenjie Xia, Haoqiang Ding, Dawei Chen, Jing Liu, Jing Deng, Yangkai Chen, Zhiming He, Jiali Wang, Yuan Shao, Sentot Santoso, Xin Ye, Qun Fang
Cases of CD36 deficiency are not rare in Asian populations, foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) caused by anti-CD36 isoantibodies appears more frequent than other HPA alloantibodies. However, little is known about the treatment of anti-CD36 mediated FNAIT in this region. A Chinese male foetus, whose mother had a history of multiple intrauterine foetal demise and/or hydrops, was diagnosed with severe FNAIT at 27 weeks of gestational age. Immunological analysis revealed total absence of CD36 on platelets and monocytes from mother, caused by a 329-330delAC mutation of the CD36 gene...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815341/de-novo-weekly-and-biweekly-darbepoetin-alfa-dosing-in-pediatric-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#19
Bradley A Warady, John Barcia, Nadine Benador, Augustina Jankauskiene, Kurt Olson, Ludmila Podracka, Aleksey Shavkin, Poyyapakkam Srivaths, Cynthia J Wong, Jeffrey Petersen
BACKGROUND: Darbepoetin alfa is a commonly prescribed erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) for correcting anemia in pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. However, little information exists on its use in ESA-naïve patients. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of darbepoetin alfa in pediatric patients initiating ESA therapy. METHODS: One-hundred sixteen pediatric ESA-naïve subjects (aged 1-18 years) with CKD stages 3-5D and hemoglobin (Hb) <10 g/dl from 43 centers in the US, Europe, and Mexico were randomized by age (three groups) and dialysis status (yes vs...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815319/anemia-as-a-risk-factor-for-all-cause-mortality-obscure-synergic-effect-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
Yuji Sato, Shouichi Fujimoto, Tsuneo Konta, Kunitoshi Iseki, Toshiki Moriyama, Kunihiro Yamagata, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Ichiei Narita, Masahide Kondo, Masato Kasahara, Yugo Shibagaki, Koichi Asahi, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and may be associated with mortality in CKD patients. However, few studies have examined this relationship in Asian populations. METHODS: A total of 62,931 Japanese people (age 64.0 ± 8.0 years; men 38.5%) were followed up from 2008 to 2012. Participants were divided into six groups in accordance with their estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (<45, 45-59, ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) and by hemoglobin levels (13...
August 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
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