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Jelka Masin-Spasovska, Koco Dimitrovski, Sotir Stavridis, Oliver Stankov, Saso Dohcev, Skender Saidi, Krume Jakovski, Trajan Balkanov, Nikola Labacevski, Viktor Stankov, Ljupco Lekovski, Goce Spasovski
INTRODUCTION: A liver dysfunction induced by halogenated volatile anaesthetics is considered as a significant diagnostic problem. The aim of our report was to describe the first case of lethal hepatic failure in a female patient undergoing kidney transplantation (KTx) from a living donor after repeated sevoflurane anaesthesia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old hypertensive and diabetic female patient received kidney from her 70-year-old mother. There was an immediate graft function and around 800 ml of blood loss on the abdominal drains, which gradually decreased after the erythrocyte and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) substitution...
April 2013: Current Drug Safety
Prapan Jutavijittum, Amnat Yousukh, Bounthome Samountry, Khamtim Samountry, Angkham Ounavong, Te Thammavong, Jerapha Keokhamphue, Kan Toriyama
There have been no previous reports of the prevalence of hepatatis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in Lao PDR. From 2003 to 2005, 13,897 first-time blood donors were screened for the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV). The seroprevalence of HBsAg positive blood donors was 8.7%. The prevalence among males (9.7%) was higher than in females (6.2%). The prevalence of anti-HCV positive blood donors was 1.1%, with no significant differences between males (1...
July 2007: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
A Liberek, G Łuczak, M Korzon, A Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz, W Bako, M Góra-Gebka, M Rytlewska, G Sikorska-Wiśniewska
OBJECTIVE: To assess the side-effects of interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) therapy in children with chronic hepatitis B. METHODS: This prospective study was performed on one hundred children by interviewing the patients and their parents; clinical examinations and laboratory investigations were performed during and after therapy. RESULTS: The most frequent side-effects of IFN-alpha therapy were fever, flu-like symptoms, and headaches. Lowering of the mean haemoglobin level, leukocyte and platelet count was significant, but transient during INF-alpha treatment...
May 2004: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
M J Groot
Adult female beef cattle found positive for stanozolol in the urine were investigated for liver pathology. In all the animals toxic hepatitis was found, including cholestasis, periportal fibrosis and inflammation, focal necrosis and blood filled lacunae. As no clinical data of the cows were available, apart from the history of illegal stanozolol abuse, it is not possible to attribute all changes to the illegal hormone treatment. Moreover, the cows have probably been treated with a cocktail, and apart from stanozolol more anabolic steroids may have been used...
November 2002: Journal of Veterinary Medicine. A, Physiology, Pathology, Clinical Medicine
K L Chan, S T Fan, P K H Tam, A K S Chiang, G C F Chan, S Y Ha
OBJECTIVES: To compare and contrast clinical characteristics and outcomes of hepatoblastoma or hepatocellular carcinoma in paediatric patients. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University teaching hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 22 paediatric patients with hepatoblastoma (n=11) or hepatocellular carcinoma (n=11) admitted to Queen Mary Hospital between 1989 and 2000 were reviewed. Data gathered included demographic data, results of liver function tests, hepatitis A, B, and C titres, and alpha-foetoprotein levels, and imaging studies including chest X-ray, ultrasound study, computed tomography scan, and magnetic resonance imaging/hepatic angiogram for tumour staging and resectability...
February 2002: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
M A Safi, H T Ghaznawi, M S Arafa, M Moselhi
Blood services are inevitable and life-saving. Therefore all measures should be taken to guarantee that the donated blood is pathogen free. The present study intends to throw some light on the prevalence of some infectious and parasitic diseases among blood donors, whether Saudi or expatriates residing in Makkah region (Makkah and Jeddah cities). Results of this work indicate that hepatatis B is one of the most important problems involved in blood services in this region. On the contrary sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis and AIDS do not comprise a real health problem so far...
June 1989: Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology
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