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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334948/a-phase-i-ii-trial-of-continuous-hepatic-intra-arterial-infusion-of-5-fluorouracil-mitoxantrone-and-cisplatin-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Masafumi Ikeda, Takuji Okusaka, Yozo Sato, Junji Furuse, Shuichi Mitsunaga, Hideki Ueno, Chigusa Morizane, Yoshitaka Inaba, Tatsushi Kobayashi, Yasuaki Arai
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) and determine the recommended doses in the Phase I part of the study, and to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity in the Phase II part, of continuous hepatic intra-arterial infusion therapy with 5-fluorouracil, mitoxantrone and cisplatin (FMP therapy) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: Forty-five patients with advanced HCC were enrolled. The therapy consisted of continuous intra-arterial infusion of 5-fluorouracil from Day 1 through Day 5, and intra-arterial administration of mitoxantrone and cisplatin on Day 1 [5-fluorouracil/mitoxantrone/cisplatin (mg/m2): Level 1; 400/4/60, Level 2; 400/6/60, Level 3; 500/6/60]...
March 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334435/withdrawn-radioisotopes-for-metastatic-bone-pain
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REVIEW
Marta Roqué I Figuls, Maria José Martinez-Zapata, Martin Scott-Brown, Pablo Alonso-Coello
BACKGROUND: This is an update of the review published in Issue 4, 2003. Bone metastasis cause severe pain as well as pathological fractures, hypercalcaemia and spinal cord compression. Treatment strategies currently available to relieve pain from bone metastases include analgesia, radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radioisotopes and bisphosphonates. OBJECTIVES: To determine efficacy and safety of radioisotopes in patients with bone metastases to improve metastatic pain, decrease number of complications due to bone metastases and improve patient survival...
March 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331864/cytopenia-occurrence-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-within-early-post-transplant-period
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Atefeh Jafari, Parisa Najivash, Mohammad-Reza Khatami, Simin Dashti-Khavidaki
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed incidence, severity, and time to occurrence of drug-induced leukopenia/thrombocytopenia within 1(st) month after kidney transplantation. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on newly kidney transplant recipients from two hospitals, Iran. Patients with thrombocytopenia due to acute antibody-mediated rejection were excluded from the study. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data of patients within the 1(st) month after transplantation were collected...
January 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331458/immune-thrombocytopenia-and-obesity-predictive-relationship
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Ehab Hanafy, Mohammed Al Pakra
BACKGROUND: Chronic refractory immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is defined as the failure of any modality to maintain the platelet count above 20 × 10(3)/μL for an appreciable time without unacceptable toxicity. To date, certain predictive factors have been associated with refractory ITP. However, none of the published studies has declared the possible association between obesity and refractory ITP. CASE REPORTS: We present the cases of 3 children with ITP who failed to achieve remission on different therapeutic approaches including rituximab, vincristine, and romiplostim...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331172/an-anti-coagulation-conundrum-implantation-of-total-artificial-heart-in-a-patient-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-type-ii
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Theodore J Cios, Yuliana Salamanca-Padilla, Dmitri Guvakov
BACKGROUND Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a rare but life-threatening complication of heparin administration. It can present a major clinical dilemma for physicians caring for patients requiring life-saving urgent or emergent cardiac surgery. Studies have been published examining the use of alternative anticoagulants for patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), however, evidence does not clearly support any particular approach. Presently, there are no large-scale, prospective randomized studies examining the impact of alternative anticoagulants on clinical outcomes for HIT-positive patients requiring cardiac surgery...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329764/the-lung-is-a-site-of-platelet-biogenesis-and-a-reservoir-for-haematopoietic-progenitors
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Emma Lefrançais, Guadalupe Ortiz-Muñoz, Axelle Caudrillier, Beñat Mallavia, Fengchun Liu, David M Sayah, Emily E Thornton, Mark B Headley, Tovo David, Shaun R Coughlin, Matthew F Krummel, Andrew D Leavitt, Emmanuelle Passegué, Mark R Looney
Platelets are critical for haemostasis, thrombosis, and inflammatory responses, but the events that lead to mature platelet production remain incompletely understood. The bone marrow has been proposed to be a major site of platelet production, although there is indirect evidence that the lungs might also contribute to platelet biogenesis. Here, by directly imaging the lung microcirculation in mice, we show that a large number of megakaryocytes circulate through the lungs, where they dynamically release platelets...
March 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325251/interferon-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-tma-analysis-and-concise-review
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Ajay Kundra, Jen Chin Wang
Interferon (IFN) has been associated with development of thrombotic microangiopathy including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). We reviewed literature from the earliest reported association in 1993, to July 2016 and found 68 cases. Analysis of this data shows: (1) Mean age at diagnosis was 47 years (95% CI, 44-50). (2) Majority of cases were seen where IFN was used for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) and one case each for hairy cell leukemia (HCL) and Sezary syndrome...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324272/lusutrombopag-increases-hematocytes-in-a-compensated-liver-cirrhosis-patient
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Akira Sakamaki, Takayuki Watanabe, Satoshi Abe, Kenya Kamimura, Atsunori Tsuchiya, Masaaki Takamura, Hirokazu Kawai, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Shuji Terai
A 56-year-old Japanese man with liver cirrhosis (LC) due to hepatitis C virus was admitted to our hospital for radiofrequency ablation of residual tumor following lusutrombopag administration. Laboratory tests revealed thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. The patient's LC was managed, and he was classified as Child-Pugh A. After admission, lusutrombopag was administered for 7 days. The platelet count increased to over 50,000/mm(3) after 7-14 days and returned to previous levels 50 days after administration. Leukocyte and erythrocyte counts also increased in response to the treatment and stayed elevated for over 120 days...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323557/seroprevalence-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-in-hedgehog-from-china
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Yue Sun, Miao-Miao Liu, Li-Mei Luo, Li Zhao, Hong-Ling Wen, Zhen-Tang Zhang, Jian-Wei Liu, Zai-Feng Xue, Dong-Qiang Ma, Shu-Jun Ding, Xiao-Ying Lei, Xue-Jie Yu
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, an emerging hemorrhagic fever, is caused by severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV), a tick-borne bunyavirus. Information regarding SFTSV animal hosts is very limited. In this study, we showed that 64% (9/14) of hedgehogs in Shandong Province, China were seropositive to SFTSV antibody, suggesting that hedgehog could be a vertebrate parasitifer for SFTSV.
March 21, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321711/heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-review-of-the-literature-and-management-considerations
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REVIEW
Jonathan Bain, Alexander H Flannery, Jeremy Flynn, William Dager
Whether for temporary or long term use, mechanical circulatory support (MCS) has seen increased utilization and interest over the past several years. Even though these devices innately cause thrombocytopenia, co-administration of heparin anticoagulation carries the risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). This poses challenges for practitioners as very few studies provide guidance for the management of this condition, particularly in this population. This has led to a wide spectrum of treatment protocols within current practice...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321611/iron-deficiency-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-3-5-months-old-breastfed-healthy-infants
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Sudarsan Krishnaswamy, Dharmagat Bhattarai, Bhavneet Bharti, Prateek Bhatia, Reena Das, Deepak Bansal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in predominantly breastfed, 3-5-mo-old infants, born at term, with a birth weight ≥ 2.5 kg. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted in the outpatient department of a tertiary care center from January 2013 through December 2014. INCLUSION CRITERIA: Age: 90-180 d, exclusively/predominantly breastfed, birth weight ≥ 2.5 kg and term gestation...
March 21, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321281/effects-of-maternal-hypertension-on-the-neonatal-haemogram-in-southern-nigeria-a-case-control-study
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Helen C Okoye, Lisa I Eweputanna, Kaladada I Korubo, Oseikhuemen A Ejele
BACKGROUND: Hypertension in pregnancy is a leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to compare the hematological parameters in neonates of hypertensive mothers with those of normotensive mothers, and also to compare the incidence of polycythaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia in both groups. METHODS: This was a hospital-based case control study. Three milliliters of cord blood from neonates of women with hypertension in pregnancy and those of normotensive pregnant women were sampled for haemogram parameters using a 3-part autoanalyser...
December 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321158/porcine-model-characterizing-various-parameters-assessing-the-outcome-after-acetaminophen-intoxication-induced-acute-liver-failure
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Karolin Thiel, Wilfried Klingert, Kathrin Klingert, Matthias H Morgalla, Martin U Schuhmann, Pamela Leckie, Yalda Sharifi, Nathan A Davies, Rajiv Jalan, Andreas Peter, Christian Grasshoff, Alfred Königsrainer, Martin Schenk, Christian Thiel
AIM: To investigate the changes of hemodynamic and laboratory parameters during the course of acute liver failure following acetaminophen overdose. METHODS: Eight pigs underwent a midline laparotomy following jejunal catheter placement for further acetaminophen intoxication and positioning of a portal vein Doppler flow-probe. Acute liver failure was realized by intrajejunal acetaminophen administration in six animals, two animals were sham operated. All animals were invasively monitored and received standardized intensive care support throughout the study...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321089/improvement-in-platelet-count-after-3rd-line-and-4th-line-eradication-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Wataru Jomen, Takashi Sato, Chihaya Maesawa
Case 1: A 78-year-old woman was diagnosed with H. pylori positive gastritis at a previous hospital in April 2012 and received 3rd-line H. pylori eradication therapy, which ended in failure. She was referred to our department due to oral hemorrhage, petechiae involving all four extremities, and thrombocytopenia in January 2016. She was hospitalized with a diagnosis of ITP and received inpatient treatment. While receiving outpatient prednisolone (PSL) treatment, we administered 4th-line eradication therapy in March...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321086/acquired-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-with-a-smoldering-clinical-course
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Chiaki Naito, Yoshiyuki Ogawa, Kunio Yanagisawa, Takuma Ishizaki, Masahiro Mihara, Masaki Hayakawa, Masanori Matsumoto, Yoshihisa Nojima, Hiroshi Handa
Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP) is caused by a deficiency of ADAMTS13 activity due to neutralizing auto-autoantibodies (inhibitors) against ADAMTS13. Patients with aTTP show a rapid and fatal clinical course, unless an effective therapeutic intervention such as plasma exchange therapy (PEX) is performed. There is, however, a small population of patients who show a smoldering clinical course, for which no effective treatment strategy has yet been established. We herein report a 77-year-old man, who had repeated episodes of cerebral infarction and persistent thrombocytopenia over several months, but was not correctly diagnosed as having aTTP at a local hospital...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321078/helicobacter-cinaedi-bacteremia-mimicking-a-flare-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ruriko Nishida, Nobuyuki Shimono, Noriko Miyake, Yong Chong, Shinji Shimoda, Hiroshi Tsukamoto, Koichi Akashi
A 40-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented with high-grade fever and severe thrombocytopenia. Acalculous cholecystitis and thrombocytopenia were initially suspected to be complicated with SLE and vasculitis. Contrary to our expectation, however, the patient was finally diagnosed with Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia. SLE patients show various symptoms, especially when their condition is complicated with vasculitis, which mimics H. cinaedi bacteremia. It is therefore difficult to provide a definite diagnosis...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320219/monitoring-of-argatroban-and-lepirudin
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Holger Seidel, Hans-Jürgen Kolde
Monitoring of direct thrombin inhibitors (DTIs) in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is primarily performed using the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). This assay is poorly standardized, reagent dependent, and not DTI specific. We compared aPTT, thrombin time (TT), and prothrombin time (PT) to drug levels obtained by the ecarin chromogenic assay (ECA). We analyzed 495 samples of patients with confirmed or suspected HIT on treatment with either argatroban (n = 37) or lepirudin (n = 80)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314810/unusual-case-of-venous-thrombosis
#18
Oliver Jones, Richard Gooding
A young woman developed a line-associated deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which was treated with low molecular weight heparin (dalteparin). 8 days later, the DVT had significantly extended-in spite of therapeutic heparin levels. A diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (HITT) was considered, but the platelet count had not dropped. Nevertheless, a HITT assay was carried out which came back positive, with a repeat assay confirming the result. Dalteparin was stopped and apixaban treatment started, with symptomatic recovery over the following days and weeks...
March 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314788/the-parp-inhibitor-veliparib-can-be-safely-added-to-bendamustine-and-rituximab-and-has-preliminary-evidence-of-activity-in-b-cell-lymphoma
#19
Jacob D Soumerai, Andrew D Zelenetz, Craig Moskowitz, M Lia Palomba, Paul A Hamlin, Ariela Noy, David J Straus, Alison J Moskowitz, Anas Younes, Matthew J Matasar, Steven Horwitz, Carol Portlock, Jason Konner, Mrinal M Gounder, David M Hyman, Martin H Voss, Matthew G Fury, Devika Gajria, Richard D Carvajal, Alan L Ho, Jan H Beumer, Brian Kiesel, Zhigang Zhang, Alice Chen, Richard F Little, Christine Jarjies, Thu O Dang, Fallon France, Nishant Mishra, John F Gerecitano
PURPOSE: The PARP inhibitor veliparib enhances the cytotoxicity of alkylating agents. This phase 1 study evaluated veliparib with the bifunctional alkylator bendamustine (VB) in patients with relapsed/refractory lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and solid malignancies, with a cohort expansion of VB with rituximab (VBR) in patients with B-cell lymphomas. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: This dose-escalation study evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics and preliminary efficacy of veliparib (20-400 mg BID, days 1-7 of 28-day cycle) and bendamustine (70 and 90 mg/m2 IV, days 1 and 2)...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303661/immunological-and-physiological-observations-in-baboons-with-life-supporting-genetically-engineered-pig-kidney-grafts
#20
Hayato Iwase, Hidetaka Hara, Mohamed Ezzelarab, Tao Li, Zhongqiang Zhang, Bingsi Gao, Hong Liu, Cassandra Long, Yi Wang, Amy Cassano, Edwin Klein, Carol Phelps, David Ayares, Abhinav Humar, Martin Wijkstrom, David K C Cooper
BACKGROUND: Genetically engineered pigs could provide a source of kidneys for clinical transplantation. The two longest kidney graft survivals reported to date have been 136 and 310 days, but graft survival >30 days has been unusual until recently. METHODS: Donor pigs (n=4) were on an α1,3-galactosyltransferase gene-knockout (GTKO)/human complement regulatory protein (CD46) background (GTKO/CD46). In addition, the pigs were transgenic for at least one human coagulation regulatory protein...
March 17, 2017: Xenotransplantation
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