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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924483/thyroidectomy-for-the-treatment-of-graves-thyrotoxicosis-in-thioamide-induced-agranulocytosis-and-sepsis
#1
Colin L Knight, Shamil D Cooray, Jaideep Kulkarni, Michael Borschmann, Mark Kotowicz
A 51 year old man presented with sepsis in the setting of thioamide-induced agranulocytosis. Empiric broad-spectrum antibiotics was followed by directed narrow-spectrum antibiotics, and his neutrophil count recovered with support from granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) analogue transfusions. After a brief period of multi-modal therapy for nine days including potassium iodide (Lugol's iodine), cholestyramine, propanolol and lithium to temper his persisting hyperthyroidism, a total thyroidectomy was performed while thyroid hormone levels remained at thyrotoxic levels...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882010/invasive-candidiasis-in-the-neutropenic-patient
#2
REVIEW
J Fortún, F Gioia
There are major differences in the epidemiology and prognosis of invasive candidiasis and candidemia in the neutropenic patient; however, a recent study performed in Spanish hospitals (Candipop) confirmed that mortality at 1 month is 30%, which is similar to that observed in the general population. Although Candida albicans is the most frequently isolated species, C. tropicalis, C. glabrata, and C. krusei are more prevalent than in non-neutropenic patients. The benefit of neutrophil transfusion is unclear, and catheter withdrawal must be tailored and based on confirmation of the diagnosis...
September 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880378/leukocyte-and-plasma-activation-profiles-in-chronically-transfused-patients-with-a-history-of-allergic-reactions
#3
Magali J Fontaine, Hank Shih, Richard Schubert, Wendy Wong, Jennifer Andrews, Michael Jeng, Rabindra Tirouvanziam
BACKGROUND: Allergic transfusion reactions are drawbacks to the benefits of transfusion. Classically, allergic transfusion reactions depend on histamine release from mast cells or basophils, but other leukocyte subsets may also be important. Thus, we propose to better define the exact leukocyte subsets involved in allergic transfusion reactions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The overall objective of the current study was to compare the activation of specific peripheral blood leukocyte subsets (monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils) in a cohort of 13 patients who received chronic transfusions and had a history of allergic transfusion reactions compared with a control group of patients who received chronic transfusions and had no history of allergic transfusion reactions...
September 6, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880373/supernatants-and-lipids-from-stored-red-blood-cells-activate-pulmonary-microvascular-endothelium-through-the-blt2-receptor-and-protein-kinase-c-activation
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Christopher C Silliman, Marguerite R Kelher, Samina Y Khan, F Bernadette West, Nathan J D McLaughlin, David J Elzi, Kelly England, Jason Bjornsen, Susan A Kuldanek, Anirban Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Although transfusion is a lifesaving intervention, it may be associated with significant morbidity in injured patients. We hypothesize that stored red blood cells (RBCs) induce proinflammatory activation of human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (HMVECs) resulting in neutrophil (PMN) adhesion and predisposition to acute lung injury (ALI). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Ten units of RBCs were collected; 50% (by weight) were leukoreduced (LR-RBCs) and the remainder was unmodified and stored in additive solution-5 (AS-5)...
September 6, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875009/abo-incompatibility-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-outcomes
#5
Mohammad Vaezi, Davoud Oulad Dameshghi, Maryam Souri, Seyed Amin Setarehdan, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
Introduction: The increased risk of hemolytic reactions and erythrocyte recovery delay in ABO incompatible hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are well established. Effects of ABO incompatibility on other transplantation outcomes are evaluated in this study. Subjects and Methods: We prospectively followed 501 patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation regarding their ABO compatibility groups for a median time of 34.7 months. Patients were studied in minor, major and bidirectional mismatched and matched groups...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864336/analysis-of-transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-and-possible-transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-reported-to-the-french-hemovigilance-network-from-2007-to-2013
#6
REVIEW
Georges Andreu, Karim Boudjedir, Jean-Yves Muller, Elodie Pouchol, Yves Ozier, Guillaume Fevre, Chantal Gautreau, Jean-François Quaranta, Christian Drouet, Claire Rieux, Paul-Michel Mertes, Benoit Clavier, Monique Carlier, Imad Sandid
Using the French Hemovigilance Network database from 2007 to 2013, we provide information on demographics, incidence, and risk factors of reported transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and possible TRALI, analyze TRALI mitigation efforts for fresh frozen plasma and platelet concentrates, and consider the impact of platelet additive solutions on TRALI incidence. We applied the Toronto consensus conference definitions for TRALI and possible TRALI. Two TRALI subgroups were considered: "antibody positive" when a donor has human leukocyte antigen (class I or II) and/or human neutrophil antigen antibodies and the recipient has cognate antigen, and "antibody negative" when immunological investigation is negative or not done...
July 15, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861306/the-predictive-value-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-determining-urethral-stricture-after-transurethral-resection-of-prostate
#7
Murat Gül, Emre Altıntaş, Mehmet Kaynar, Muhammet Serdar Buğday, Serdar Göktaş
OBJECTIVE: The pathology of urethral stricture disease is still unclear however progressive inflammation may contribute to the development of urethral stricture. The platelet-to- lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is a new and simple marker that indicates inflammation. In this study we aimed to investigate the predictive value of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and PLR in patients with urethral stricture who underwent transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 208 patients who underwent bipolar-TURP were included in this study...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846568/impact-of-blood-mixing-and-abo-compatibility-on-platelet-leukocyte-aggregations-and-platelet-p-selectin-expression-an-in-vitro-study
#8
Go-Shine Huang, Mei-Hua Hu, Tso-Chou Lin, Yi-Ting Tsai, Chih-Yuan Lin, Hung-Yen Ke, Xu-Zhi Zheng, Yi-Chang Lin, Chien-Sung Tsai
Effects of blood transfusions on platelet-related and leukocyte-related inflammation are unclear. We simulated transfusion using in vitro blood mixing to evaluate platelet-leukocyte aggregations (PLA) and platelet P-selectin expression, and the mechanism of PLA. Donor packed red blood cells (pRBCs) were obtained from a blood bank. Recipient whole blood samples were obtained from patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Blood sample mixtures were divided into four groups: group M, cross-matched blood type mixing; group O, donor type O with other blood type mixing (A, B, or AB); group S, ABO type-specific uncross-matched blood mixing; and group I, ABO incompatibility mixing...
August 25, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837540/multi-institutional-analysis-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-in-patients-with-severe-hemorrhage-a-new-mortality-predictor-value
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Juan Duchesne, Danielle Tatum, Glenn Jones, Brandy Davis, Rosemarie Robledo, Marc DeMoya, Terence O'Keeffe, Paula Ferrada, Tomas Jacome, Rebecca Schroll, Jordan Wlodarczyk, Priya Prikash, Brian Smith, Kenji Inaba, Desmond Khor, Marquinn Duke, Mansoor Khan
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been associated as a predictor for increased mortality in critically ill patients. We sought to determine the relationship between NLR and outcomes in adult trauma patients with severe hemorrhage requiring the initiation of massive transfusion protocol (MTP). We hypothesized that the NLR would be a prognostic indicator of mortality in this population. METHODS: This was a multi-institutional retrospective cohort study of adult trauma patients (≥18 years) with severe hemorrhage who received MTP between November 2014 - November 2015...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809726/clinical-and-laboratory-associations-with-persistent-hyperferritinemia-in-373-black-hemochromatosis-and-iron-overload-screening-study-participants
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James C Barton, J Clayborn Barton, Paul C Adams
BACKGROUND: 373 black participants had elevated screening and post-screening serum ferritin (SF) (> 300 μg/L men; > 200 μg/L women). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied SF and post-screening age; sex; body mass index; transferrin saturation (TS); ALT; AST; GGT; elevated C-reactive protein; ß-thalassemia; neutrophils; lymphocytes; monocytes; platelets; metacarpophalangeal joint hypertrophy; hepatomegaly; splenomegaly; diabetes; HFE H63D positivity; iron/alcohol intakes; and blood/erythrocyte transfusion units...
September 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804627/effect-of-rapamycin-on-early-stage-apoptosis-of-neutrophils-in-sprague-dawley-rats-with-acute-lung-injury
#11
Liwei Li, Changtai Zhu, Ye Yuan, Zhiqiang Li
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a serious complication characterized by the acute onset of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema following transfusion of blood products. It is not known whether rapamycin has an effect on TRALI that is caused by blood transfusion. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of rapamycin on early stage apoptosis of neutrophils in Sprague-Dawley rats with acute lung injury. Animal models of TRALI and acute pancreatitis-associated lung injury (APALI) were prepared using Sprague-Dawley rats and histopathological examination of lung tissues was used to validate acute lung injury models...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803258/the-impact-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-morbidity-and-infections-during-azacitidine-treatment
#12
Natalia Lorenzana, Laura Francisca Avila, Sara Alonso, Enrique Colado, Teresa Bernal
The clinical consequences of the infectious events in patients receiving azacitidine are poorly documented. Likewise, the role of primary antimicrobial prophylaxis is unknown. In this retrospective, single-center study, we compare the impact of prophylaxis on the incidence of infection and morbidity in all consecutive higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, during the first 4 azacitidine cycles. Seventy-six patients, corresponding to 283 azacitidine cycles, were studied...
August 13, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800730/genotypes-of-hepatitis-a-virus-in-turkey-first-report-and-clinical-profile-of-children-infected-with-sub-genotypes-ia-and-iiia
#13
Huseyin Yilmaz, Asiye Karakullukcu, Nuri Turan, Utku Y Cizmecigil, Aysun Yilmaz, Ayse A Ozkul, Ozge Aydin, Alper Gunduz, Mahmut Mete, Fadile Y Zeyrek, Taner T Kirazoglu, Juergen A Richt, Bekir Kocazeybek
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a food and water-borne virus causing clinical (mainly hepatitis) and subclinical disease in humans. It is important to characterize circulating strains of HAV in order to prevent HAV infections using efficacious vaccines. The aim of this study was the detection and characterization of the circulating strains of HAV in Turkey by performing serology, RT-PCR, sequencing and phylogenetic analysis. METHODS: In this study, 355 HAV suspected cases were analysed by ELISA for the presence of antibodies to HAV...
August 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797785/granulocyte-transfusions-a-critical-reappraisal
#14
REVIEW
Caterina Giovanna Valentini, Francesca Farina, Livio Pagano, Luciana Teofili
Granulocyte transfusions (GTs) are seldom used as a life-saving therapy for neutropenic patients with severe infections. Despite compelling evidence of GT efficacy in retrospective and prospective case series, no study has been successful in demonstrating a definite advantage for recipients in controlled clinical trials. This review critically revises some aspects emerging from past experience that might have weakened the evidence of GT benefits. Some specific issues relevant to the efficacy of this therapeutic approach, such as primary infection, delivered doses and schedules, and immunologic effects of GTs, are discussed...
August 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766731/microparticles-from-stored-red-blood-cells-enhance-procoagulant-and-proinflammatory-activity
#15
Dania Fischer, Julian Büssow, Patrick Meybohm, Christian Friedrich Weber, Kai Zacharowski, Anja Urbschat, Markus Matthias Müller, Carla Jennewein
BACKGROUND: The pathomechanisms of morbidity due to blood transfusions are not yet entirely understood. Elevated levels of red blood cell-derived microparticles (RMPs) are found in coagulation-related pathologies and also in stored blood. Previous research has shown that RMPs mediate transfusion-related complications by the intrinsic pathway. We hypothesized that RMPs might play a role in post-transfusion thrombotic complications by enhancing procoagulant activity also through the extrinsic pathway of coagulation...
August 2, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740457/perioperative-increase-in-neutrophil-cd64-expression-is-an-indicator-for-intra-abdominal-infection-after-colorectal-cancer-surgery
#16
Milena Kerin Povsic, Bojana Beovic, Alojz Ihan
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgery is associated with a high incidence of postoperative infections. Early clinical signs are difficult to distinguish from the systemic inflammatory response related to surgical trauma. Timely diagnosis may significantly improve the outcome. The objective of this study was to compare a new biomarker index CD64 for neutrophils (iCD64n) with standard biomarkers, white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) for the early detection of postoperative infection...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703920/neutrophil-specific-antigens-immunobiology-and-implications-in-transfusion-medicine-and-blood-disorders
#17
Parviz Lalezari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700636/large-scale-ex-vivo-generation-of-human-neutrophils-from-cord-blood-cd34-cells
#18
Zhenwang Jie, Yu Zhang, Chen Wang, Bin Shen, Xin Guan, Zhihua Ren, Xinxin Ding, Wei Dai, Yongping Jiang
Conventional high-dose chemotherapy frequently leads to severe neutropenia, during which patients experience a high risk of infection. Although support care with donor's neutrophils is possible this choice is largely hampered by the limited availability of matched donors. To overcome this problem, we explored a large-scale ex vivo production of neutrophils from hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) using a four-stage culture approach in a roller-bottle production platform. We expanded CD34+ HSCs isolated from umbilical cord blood (UCB) using our in-house special medium supplemented with cytokine cocktails and achieved about 49000-fold expansion of cells, among which about 61% were differentiated mature neutrophils...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698751/analysis-of-factors-that-influence-hematopoietic-recovery-in-autologous-transplanted-patients-with-hematopoietic-stem-cells-from-peripheral-blood
#19
Rada M Grubovic, Borce Georgievski, Lidija Cevreska, Sonja Genadieva-Stavric, Milos R Grubovic
BACKGROUND: Successful hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) requires a rapid and durable hematopoietic recovery. AIM: The aim of our study was to analyse factors that influence hematopoietic recovery after autologous HSCT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multiple regression analysis was used to analyse factors affecting neutrophil and platelet engraftment in 90 autologous transplanted patients - 30 with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), 30 with lymphoma and 30 with multiple myeloma (MM) from 2008 till 2016...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679990/myelodysplastic-syndrome-with-neutrophilic-dermatosis-successfully-treated-with-azacitidine
#20
Daisuke Kudo, Misayo Shimizu, Akihiro Kuroda, Takuya Suyama, Atsushi Shinagawa, Syusaku Ito
A 66-year-old male underwent prednisolone (PSL) therapy of 13 mg/day for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, neutrophilic dermatosis (ND), and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) developed. Treatment of MDS required red cell concentrate transfusion, and second courses of azacitidine therapy (75 mg/m(2) daily, intravenous injection for 7 consecutive days) led to hematologic remission. Furthermore, ND improved early after the start of azacitidine therapy, making it possible to decrease the dose of PSL...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
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