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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222222/inguinoscrotal-herniation-of-a-caecal-adenocarcinoma
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Sachin Krishan Sharma
An 84-year-old man with multiple comorbidities presented from a residential care home with a 1-month history of asthenia and moderate abdominal pain. On examination, he was found to have an irreducible right-sided inguinoscrotal hernia. Subsequent blood tests revealed a significant anaemia (haemoglobin 48 g/L), for which he was transfused. A CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a large caecal tumour, herniating through the right inguinal canal into the scrotum. The patient underwent an elective open right hemicolectomy with inguinal hernia defect repair, from which he recovered well...
December 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221635/relationship-between-duration-of-second-stage-of-labour-and-postpartum-anaemia
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Nuria Infante-Torres, Milagros Molina-Alarcón, Ana Rubio-Álvarez, Julián Rodríguez-Almagro, Antonio Hernández-Martínez
AIM: To assess the relationship between the duration of the second stage of labour and postpartum anaemia during vaginal birth. METHODS: An observational, analytical retrospective cohort study was performed at the "Mancha-Centro Hospital" (Spain) during the 2013-2016 period. Data were collected from 3437 women who had a vaginal birth. Postpartum anaemia was defined as a haemoglobin level below 11g/dL at 24h postpartum. A univariate analysis was used for potential risk factors and a multivariate analysis with binary logistic regression to control for possible confounding factors...
December 5, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221497/low-serum-ferritin-and-g6pd-deficiency-as-potential-predictors-of-anaemia-in-pregnant-women-visiting-prime-care-hospital-enugu-nigeria
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Godwill Azeh Engwa, Marcellus Unaegbu, Marian N Unachukwu, Mary-Gloria C Njoku, Kingsley N Agbafor, Wilfred Fon Mbacham, Anthony Okoh
OBJECTIVES: Though iron deficiency is known to be a major risk factor of anaemia, the association of G6PD deficiency and malaria with anaemia still remains unclear. Hence, a cross-sectional study involving 95 pregnant women visiting Prime Care Hospital in Trans-Ekulu region of Enugu Nigeria was conducted to determine possible predictors of anaemia in pregnancy. RESULTS: The prevalence of anaemia, malaria and G6PD deficiency were 53.7, 12.6 and 60% respectively. Low serum ferritin (OR 5...
December 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219829/prevalence-of-iron-deficiency-in-a-dutch-geriatric-migrant-population
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C L Brederveld, J P van Campen, N van der Velde
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) rises with age. Migrants are potentially at higher risk for IDA because of differences in intake and uptake as well as their higher comorbid status. We assessed whether geriatric Turkish and Moroccan migrants have a higher prevalence of low iron status and IDA. METHODS: Retrospective case-control study in a geriatric outpatient clinic (2012-2015). In total, 188 consecutive Turkish and Moroccan migrants aged ≥ 65 years were included and matched with 188 Dutch controls...
October 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218433/s8orf2-protein-of-infectious-salmon-anaemia-virus-is-a-rna-silencing-suppressor-and-interacts-with-salmon-salar-mov10-ssmov10-of-the-host-rnai-machinery
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Vandana Thukral, Bhavna Varshney, Rimatulhana B Ramly, Sanket S Ponia, Sumona Karjee Mishra, Christel M Olsen, Akhil C Banerjea, Sunil K Mukherjee, Rana Zaidi, Espen Rimstad, Sunil K Lal
The infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is a piscine virus, a member of Orthomyxoviridae family. It encodes at least 10 proteins from eight negative-strand RNA segments. Since ISAV belongs to the same virus family as Influenza A virus, with similarities in protein functions, they may hence be characterised by analogy. Like NS1 protein of Influenza A virus, s8ORF2 of ISAV is implicated in interferon antagonism and RNA-binding functions. In this study, we investigated the role of s8ORF2 in RNAi suppression in a well-established Agrobacterium transient suppression assay in stably silenced transgenic Nicotiana xanthi...
December 7, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216900/treatment-with-a-dna-methyltransferase-inhibitor-feminizes-zebrafish-and-induces-long-term-expression-changes-in-the-gonads
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Laia Ribas, Konstantinos Vanezis, Marco Antonio Imués, Francesc Piferrer
BACKGROUND: The role of epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation during vertebrate sexual development is far from being clear. Using the zebrafish model, we tested the effects of one of the most common DNA methyltransferase (dnmt) inhibitor, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC), which is approved for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia and is under active investigation for the treatment of solid tumours. Several dose-response experiments were carried out during two periods, including not only the very first days of development (0-6 days post-fertilization, dpf), as done in previous studies, but also, and as a novelty, the period of gonadal development (10-30 dpf)...
December 8, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216349/developing-a-standard-set-of-patient-centred-outcomes-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-an-international-cross-disciplinary-consensus
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Andrew H Kim, Charlotte Roberts, Brian G Feagan, Rupa Banerjee, Willem Bemelman, Keith Bodger, Marc Derieppe, Axel Dignass, Richard Driscoll, Ray Fitzpatrick, Janette Gaarentstroom-Lunt, Peter D Higgins, Paulo Gustavo Kotze, Jillian Meissner, Marian O'Connor, Zhi-Hua Ran, Corey A Siegel, Helen Terry, Welmoed K van Deen, C Janneke van der Woude, Alandra Weaver, Suk-Kyun Yang, Bruce E Sands, Séverine Vermeire, Simon Pl Travis
Background and Aims: Success in delivering value-based healthcare involves measuring outcomes that matter most to patients. Our aim was to develop a minimum Standard Set of patient-centred outcome measures for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), for use in different healthcare settings. Methods: An international working group (n=25) representing patients, patient associations, gastroenterologists, surgeons, specialist nurses, IBD registries and patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) methodologists participated in a series of teleconferences incorporating a modified Delphi process...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214898/bio-width-index-a-novel-biomarker-for-prognostication-of-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-anaemia-and-heart-failure
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Muthiah Subramanian, Mukund A Prabhu, Selva Saravanan, Rajesh Thachathodiyl
BACKGROUND: The utility of biomarkers for prognostication of long term outcomes in patients with anaemia and heart failure(HF) is not well defined. The objective of this study was to assess the ability of a novel biomarker, bio-width index (BWI),to improve risk stratification in patients with anaemia and acutely decompensated heart failure(ADHF), in comparison to conventional markers, B-type natriuretic peptide(BNP) and red- cell distribution width(RDW). METHODS: Data from 1569 consecutive patients with ADHF treated at a multidisciplinary HF unit was analysed in this study...
December 7, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213281/the-nimo-scandinavian-study-a-prospective-observational-study-of-iron-isomaltoside-treatment-in-patients-with-iron-deficiency
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Svein Oskar Frigstad, Anne Haaber, Antal Bajor, Jan Fallingborg, Per Hammarlund, Ole K Bonderup, Håkan Blom, Terje Rannem, Per M Hellström
Background: Intravenous iron allows for efficient and well-tolerated treatment in iron deficiency and is routinely used in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Objective: The aims of this study were to determine the probability of relapse of iron deficiency over time and to investigate treatment routine, effectiveness, and safety of iron isomaltoside. Methods: A total of 282 patients treated with iron isomaltoside were observed for two treatments or a minimum of one year...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210507/acceptability-of-multiple-micronutrient-powders-and-iron-syrup-in-bihar-india
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Melissa F Young, Amy Webb Girard, Rukshan Mehta, Sridhar Srikantiah, Lucas Gosdin, Purnima Menon, Usha Ramakrishnan, Reynaldo Martorell, Rasmi Avula
Nearly two thirds of young children are anaemic in Bihar, India. Paediatric iron and folic acid syrup (IFAS) and multiple micronutrient powders (MNPs) are two evidence-based interventions to prevent anaemia. Using a randomized crossover design, we examined the acceptability of IFAS versus MNPs for children 6-23 months. In a catchment area of 2 health centres in Bihar, health front-line workers (FLWs) delivered either (a) IFAS twice weekly or (b) MNPs for 1 month followed by the other supplementation strategy for 1 month to the same families (NCT02610881)...
December 6, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209121/fatal-gastrointestinal-histoplasmosis-15-years-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
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Nikita Agrawal, David Ej Jones, Jessica K Dyson, Tim Hoare, Sharon A Melmore, Stephanie Needham, Nick P Thompson
We report a case of ileo-colonic Histoplasmosis without apparent respiratory involvement in a patient who had previously undergone an orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) for primary biliary cholangitis 15 years earlier. The recipient lived in the United Kingdom, a non-endemic region for Histoplasmosis. However, she had previously lived in rural southern Africa prior to her OLT. The patient presented with iron deficiency anaemia, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and progressive weight loss. She reported no previous foreign travel, however, it later became known that following her OLT she had been on holiday to rural southern Africa...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208881/clinicopathological-assessment-of-colorectal-carcinoma-in-mymensingh-medical-college-hospital-bangladesh
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M M Mahamud, F Wahed, J Ferdous, M K Khan
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the US. It is mainly a disease of the developed countries with a western culture, yet the disease is not uncommon in developing countries. There is substantial geographical variation in the incidence and demographic characteristics of the disease. Variations are also observed in the risk factors, mode of presentation, sub site distribution and stage of the disease at presentation...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208210/evaluation-of-the-delta-neutrophil-index-from-an-automated-blood-cell-analyser-in-septic-dogs
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R Troìa, C Agnoli, S Calipa, S Segalina, E Murgia, M Gruarin, F Dondi, M Giunti
Immature granulocytes (IG) are a marker of severe inflammatory states in human beings and animals, and have been linked to a diagnosis of sepsis and poor prognosis. The delta neutrophil index (DNI), automatically calculated by a haematological analyser, provides an estimate of circulating IG. In particular, an increased DNI value has been associated with the severity of sepsis, and mortality, in critically ill human beings. The aims of this study were to determine the DNI reference interval (RI) in healthy dogs, and to evaluate its diagnostic and prognostic significance in dogs with sepsis...
December 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208045/joubert-s-syndrome-and-related-disorders-and-home-based-peritoneal-dialysis-in-east-africa-a-case-report
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Grace M Musiime, Doris M W Kinuthia, Donald P Oyatsi, Wangui Manguyu
BACKGROUND: Joubert's syndrome is a rare condition affecting an estimated 1:80,000-1:100,000 individuals. There is underdevelopment of the cerebellar vermis resulting in a characteristic molar tooth sign on cross sectional axial magnetic resonance imaging. It can occur in association with multi-organ involvement; in such cases it is classified as Joubert's syndrome and related disorders. To date, there are no cases of Joubert's syndrome and related disorders from sub-Saharan Africa described in the literature...
December 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207958/bloodstream-infections-at-a-tertiary-level-paediatric-hospital-in-south-africa
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Harsha Lochan, Vashini Pillay, Colleen Bamford, James Nuttall, Brian Eley
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infection (BSI) in children causes significant morbidity and mortality. There are few studies describing the epidemiology of BSI in South African children. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive cohort study was conducted at a paediatric referral hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) microbiology database was accessed to identify positive blood culture specimens during the period 2011-2012. Demographic and clinical details, antimicrobial management and patient outcome information were extracted from medical and laboratory records...
December 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207801/autoimmune-haemolytic-anaemia-a-spectrum-of-presentation-in-children
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Amitabh Singh, Anirban Mandal, Ankita Patel, Sataroopa Mishra
Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemias (AIHAs) are rare in children. They can be either a primary disease or secondary to/triggered by a host of other clinical conditions. We present five interesting cases of paediatric AIHA associated with infections (viral, bacterial and atypical) and autoimmune diseases {Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)}. The H1N1 influenza associated AIHA responded to oseltamivir and Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IvIg) while the cases secondary to Mycoplasma pneumoniae and pneumococcal bacteraemia required only treatment of the primary infection...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207789/minerals-in-pregnancy-and-lactation-a-review-article
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Samira Khayat, Hamed Fanaei, Abdolhakim Ghanbarzehi
Micronutrients (include vitamins and minerals) are essential for normal function, growth and development. Minerals have important effects on the health of the mother and foetus. But biological mechanisms of minerals are not completely understood. Micronutrient deficiency during pregnancy can lead to anaemia, hypertension, obstetric complications and even maternal death and in foetus lead to a fail in growth and development. Mineral deficiency during pregnancy, particularly exist in developing countries. During pregnancy due to the increased demands caused by physiological changes, deficiency is exaggerated and as a result its complications occur...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207763/carbamazepine-induced-thrombocytopenia
#18
Ruhi Kumar, Sridhar Chivukula, Goutham Reddy Katukuri, U K Chandrasekhar, K N Shivashankar
Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs) are commonly associated with haematological disorders, including anaemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and even bone marrow failure. Fatal disorders like aplastic anaemia are uncommon. On exploring through the literature, older AEDs are more associated with haematological alterations than newer AEDs, and careful monitoring is warranted especially with phenytoin, carbamazepine and valproate. The exact cause of these alterations is not established, though immune mechanisms and pharmacology of individual drugs are the proposed mechanisms, a further research along this path is underway...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207722/thalassaemia-trait-with-gaucher-disease-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Jyoti Ramnath Kini, Saraswathy Sreeram, Anupama Hegde, Sowmini Kamath, Radha Ramachandra Pai
Gaucher Disease is an autosomal recessive disease caused by the accumulation of glucocerebrosidase due to deficiency in lysosomal glucocerebrosidase. Thalassaemia trait is asymptomatic and is usually an incidental diagnosis. Both thalassaemia and Gaucher disease can have similar haematologic manifestations and hence, their coexistence causes diagnostic dilemma. Our patient presented at one-and-a-half years with weakness, pallor, failure to thrive and massive hepatosplenomegaly. Clinical examination and history pointed to a lipid storage disease...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207435/iron-pharmacokinetics-in-women-with-iron-deficiency-anaemia-following-a-single-oral-dose-of-a-novel-formulation-of-tardyferon-prolonged-release-ferrous-sulphate
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Andrew Leary, Laurence Barthe, Thierry Clavel, Claudie Sanchez, Zahida Issiakhem, Bruno Paillard, Jean-Marc Edmond
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December 5, 2017: Drug Research
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