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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318993/a-case-of-severe-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-co-infected-with-hiv-improved-with-exchange-transfusion
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Ayşe Sağmak Tartar, Ayhan Akbulut, Ömür Gökmen Sevindik, Hatice Handan Akbulut, Kutbeddin Demirdağ
In our country, within years, despite a dramatic drop in the number of patients with malaria, a dramatic increase in the number of patients with import malaria is noteworthy. A 32-year-old male patient presented with fever, shivering, malaise, and loss of appetite. He had travelled to West Africa. Laboratory findings were as follows: hemoglobin: 8.8 g/dL and anti-HIV: positive. Microscopic examinations of thin blood smears and thick blood preparations revealed widespread trophozoites. The presence of double-dotted ring forms and banana-shaped gametocytes resulted in Plasmodium falciparum malaria being diagnosed...
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313508/evaluation-of-transfusion-practices-in-sickle-cell-disease-in-senegal-cohort-study-of-1078-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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M Seck, A Tall, B F Faye, D Sy Bah, Y Guéye, A Sall, A O Touré, S Diop
Blood transfusion is an essential therapeutic tool in the treatment of sickle cell disease. Its indications and modalities vary from one country to another as a function of the clinical severity of the disease and the availability of blood products. This study seeks to evaluate the frequency and modalities of blood transfusions as well as their indications in patients with sickle cell syndrome at the Dakar hematology department from 1995 through 2015. This retrospective study reviewed the records of a cohort of 1078 patients with SS, SC, Sβ0 and Sβ + thalassemia sickle cell syndromes and collected data about the type of blood products, indications, modalities, and acute transfusion complications...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313505/effectiveness-safety-and-cost-of-partial-exchange-transfusions-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia-at-a-sickle-cell-disease-center-in-sub-saharan-africa
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P Boma Muteb, J F J Kaluila Mamba, P Muhau Pfutila, V Bilo, J D Panda Mulefu, D A Diallo
The partial exchange transfusions necessary for management of some sickle-cell complications raise the issue of effectiveness in the context of limited resources and inadequate blood safety. This study evaluated the effectiveness, safety, and cost of partial exchange transfusions in 39 patients with sickle-cell anemia in Lubumbashi, looking at the patients' age and gender and the tolerability and direct cost of the transfusions. Excel and SPSS 18 were used for data entry and analysis. Chi2 and Fisher exact tests were used for comparisons...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205277/clinical-and-genetic-factors-are-associated-with-pain-and-hospitalisation-rates-in-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-cameroon
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Ambroise Wonkam, Khuthala Mnika, Valentina J Ngo Bitoungui, Bernard Chetcha Chemegni, Emile R Chimusa, Collet Dandara, Andre P Kengne
We aimed to investigate the clinical and genetic predictors of painful vaso-occlusive crises (VOC) in sickle cell disease (SCD) in Cameroon. Socio-demographics, clinical variables/events and haematological indices were acquired. Genotyping was performed for 40 variants in 17 pain-related genes, three fetal haemoglobin (HbF)-promoting loci, two kidney dysfunctions-related genes, and HBA1/HBA2 genes. Statistical models using regression frameworks were performed in R® . A total of 436 hydoxycarbamide- and opioid-naïve patients were studied; median age was 16 years...
December 3, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201777/current-treatment-of-acute-and-chronic-hepatitis-e-virus-infection-role-of-antivirals
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REVIEW
Ananta Shrestha, Birendra P Gupta, Thupten K Lama
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection results in nearly 20 million new infections, resulting in 70,000 deaths globally each year. Previously thought as a disease limited to developing nations with poor sanitation and hygiene, it is increasingly recognized that even the most developed nations are not spared. A clear dichotomy in epidemiology of HEV is noted between developing and industrialized nations. The HEV genotypes 1 and 2 are common in Asia and Africa and are transmitted mainly by contaminated drinking water...
January 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193128/pathogen-reduction-and-blood-transfusion-safety-in-africa-strengths-limitations-and-challenges-of-implementation-in-low-resource-settings
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A D Ware, C Jacquot, A A R Tobian, E A Gehrie, P M Ness, E M Bloch
Transfusion-transmitted infection risk remains an enduring challenge to blood safety in Africa. A high background incidence and prevalence of the major transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs), dependence on high-risk donors to meet demand, suboptimal testing and quality assurance collectively contribute to the increased risk. With few exceptions, donor testing is confined to serological evaluation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV) and syphilis. Barriers to implementation of broader molecular methods include cost, limited infrastructure and lack of technical expertise...
November 30, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181226/blood-safety-status-in-who-african-region-countries-lessons-learnt-from-mauritius
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André Loua, Janaki Sonoo, Laurent Musango, Jean Baptiste Nikiema, Thomas Lapnet-Moustapha
In 2001, the WHO Office for Africa adopted a strategy for blood safety defining four targets. This paper describes the progress made by Mauritius in the implementation of this strategy. The blood safety indicators were collected and compared with the norms recommended by WHO. The country has formulated its blood policy and developed a strategic plan for its implementation since 2004. The total number of blood donations increased from 31,228 in 2002 to 43,742 in 2016, giving an annual blood collection rate evolving from 26...
2017: Journal of Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148566/factors-that-influence-the-provision-of-intrapartum-and-postnatal-care-by-skilled-birth-attendants-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
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Susan Munabi-Babigumira, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Atle Fretheim, Harriet Nabudere
BACKGROUND: In many low- and middle-income countries women are encouraged to give birth in clinics and hospitals so that they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth attendant (SBA) is a health worker such as a midwife, doctor, or nurse who is trained to manage normal pregnancy and childbirth. (S)he is also trained to identify, manage, and refer any health problems that arise for mother and baby. The skills, attitudes and behaviour of SBAs, and the extent to which they work in an enabling working environment, impact on the quality of care provided...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138642/observation-of-blood-donor-recipient-malaria-parasitaemia-patterns-in-a-malaria-endemic-region
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Jamilu Abdullahi Faruk, Gboye Olufemi Ogunrinde, Aisha Indo Mamman
Background: Asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia has been documented in donor blood in West Africa. However, donated blood is not routinely screened for malaria parasites (MPs). The present study therefore aimed to document the frequency of blood transfusion-induced donor-recipient malaria parasitaemia patterns, in children receiving blood transfusion in a tertiary health-centre. Methodology: A cross-sectional, observational study involving 140 children receiving blood transfusion was carried out...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132978/intensive-care-in-severe-malaria-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
#10
REVIEW
Dilip R Karnad, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Severe malaria is common in tropical countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South and Central America. It may also occur in travelers returning from endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum accounts for most cases, although P vivax is increasingly found to cause severe malaria in Asia. Cerebral malaria is common in children in Africa, manifests as coma and seizures, and has a high morbidity and mortality. In other regions, adults may also develop cerebral malaria but neurological sequelae in survivors are rare...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051184/novel-use-of-hydroxyurea-in-an-african-region-with-malaria-noharm-a-trial-for-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Robert O Opoka, Christopher M Ndugwa, Teresa S Latham, Adam Lane, Heather A Hume, Phillip Kasirye, James S Hodges, Russell E Ware, Chandy C John
Hydroxyurea treatment is recommended for children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) living in high-resource malaria-free regions, but its safety and efficacy in malaria-endemic sub-Saharan Africa, where the greatest sickle cell burden exists, remain unknown. In vitro studies suggest hydroxyurea could increase malaria severity, and hydroxyurea-associated neutropenia could worsen infections. NOHARM was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial conducted in malaria-endemic Uganda, comparing hydroxyurea to placebo at 20 ± 2...
October 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034365/ethnicity-sex-and-age-are-determinants-of-red-blood-cell-storage-and-stress-hemolysis-results-of-the-reds-iii-rbc-omics-study
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Tamir Kanias, Marion C Lanteri, Grier P Page, Yuelong Guo, Stacy M Endres, Mars Stone, Sheila Keating, Alan E Mast, Ritchard G Cable, Darrell J Triulzi, Joseph E Kiss, Edward L Murphy, Steve Kleinman, Michael P Busch, Mark T Gladwin
Genetic polymorphisms in blood donors may contribute to donor-specific differences in the survival of red blood cells (RBCs) during cold storage and after transfusion. Genetic variability is anticipated to be high in donors with racial admixture from malaria endemic regions such as Africa and Asia. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that donor genetic background, reflected by sex and self-reported ethnicity, significantly modulates RBC phenotypes in storage. High throughput hemolysis assays were developed and used to evaluate stored RBC samples from 11 115 African American, Asian, white, and Hispanic blood donors from 4 geographically diverse regions in the United States...
June 27, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948119/magnitude-severity-and-morphological-types-of-anemia-in-hospitalized-children-under-the-age-of-five-in-southern-tanzania
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Fabian P Mghanga, Christopher M Genge, Leonia Yeyeye, Zainab Twalib, Wilfred Kibopile, Fredrick J Rutalemba, Tito M Shengena
Introduction Anemia is a significant public health problem among children and women globally. It is one of the most common causes of deaths among children admitted to hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa. Case fatality rates of 6 percent to 18 percent have been reported even in facilities that have blood transfusions services. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the magnitude, severity, and morphological types of anemia among hospitalized children under five years of age in the southern part of Tanzania...
July 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876608/laparoscopic-left-lateral-sectionectomy-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital
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M Govender, O Y Matsevych
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy has rapidly become a standard of care for patients requiring excision of segments 2 and 3. We present our technique of the resection. METHOD: Videos of patients having had left lateral sectionectomies were reviewed. Patients were placed in supine with reverse Trendelenburg position. Three ports were used: one 12 mm at the umbilicus for the camera, one 12 mm placed 5 cm above and to the right of the umbilicus and one 5 mm port to the left...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876496/seroprevalence-and-incidence-of-hepatitis-e-virus-among-blood-donors-a-review
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REVIEW
Duaa W Al-Sadeq, Amin F Majdalawieh, Gheyath K Nasrallah
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an RNA virus with 4 main genotypes. HEV-1 and HEV-2 infect solely humans, while HEV-3 and HEV-4 infect humans and various animals such as pigs, deer, and rabbits. HEV-5 and HEV-6 infect mainly wild boar. Recently, new genotypes, known as HEV-7 and HEV-8, were found to infect camels and humans. HEV is globally distributed into different epidemiological patterns based on socioeconomic factors and ecology. Although HEV is mainly transmitted through the fecal-oral route, it was also recognized as a transfusion-transmitted virus...
September 6, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875531/pathogen-reduction-of-whole-blood-utility-and-feasibility
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REVIEW
J-P Allain, R Goodrich
OBJECTIVES: To collect information on pathogen reduction applied to whole blood. BACKGROUND: Pathogen reduction (PR) of blood components has been developed over the past two decades, and pathogen-reduced fresh-frozen plasma and platelet concentrates are currently in clinical use. High cost and incomplete coverage of components make PR out of reach for low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). However, should PR become applicable to whole blood (WB), the main product transfused in sub-Saharan Africa, and be compatible with the preparation of clinically suitable components, cost would be minimised, and a range of safety measures in place at high cost in developed areas would become redundant...
October 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841130/outcomes-of-open-and-endovascular-repair-of-inflammatory-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#17
África Duque Santos, Andrés Reyes Valdivia, María Asunción Romero Lozano, Enrique Aracil Sanus, Julia Ocaña Guaita, Claudio Gandarias
Objective Reports on inflammatory aortic abdominal aneurysm treatment are scarce. Traditionally, open surgery has been validated as the gold standard of treatment; however, high technical skills are required. Endovascular aortic repair has been suggested as a less invasive treatment by some authors offering good results. The purpose of our study was to report our experience and outcomes in the treatment of inflammatory aortic abdominal aneurysm using both approaches. Material and methods A retrospective review and data collection of all patients treated for inflammatory aortic abdominal aneurysm between 2000 and 2015 was done in one academic center...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703878/obstetric-hemorrhage-and-safe-blood-for-transfusion-in-ethiopia-the-challenges-of-bridging-the-gap
#18
REVIEW
Addisalem Taye Makuria, Daniel Gebremichael, Habtemariam Demoz, Azmach Hadush, Yetmgeta Abdella, Yemane Berhane, Naynesh Kamani
BACKGROUND: Obstetric hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal death in sub-Saharan Africa, and the shortage of blood for transfusion is a contributory factor. In Ethiopia, the National Blood Bank Service continues to be confronted with challenges in its efforts to ensure the availability of blood for health care facilities. This paper reviews the available data on the contribution of obstetric hemorrhage to maternal mortality and examines the current status of the blood supply in Ethiopia...
October 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671283/low-prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-rna-in-blood-donors-with-anti-hepatitis-c-virus-reactivity-in-rwanda
#19
Theogene Twagirumugabe, Gatare Swaibu, Tomas Bergström, Timothy David Walker, Jean Bosco Gahutu, Heléne Norder
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of severe liver disease worldwide and is highly endemic in Africa, where it often has nosocomial spread. Little is known on the HCV prevalence, risk for transfusion-transmitted HCV, and circulating genotypes in Rwanda. This study was performed to investigate the prevalence of anti-HCV among blood donors from all regions of the country and genetically characterize identified HCV strains. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Data on anti-HCV reactivity for all 45,061 Rwandan blood donations during 2014 were compiled...
October 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665269/improving-the-safety-of-whole-blood-derived-transfusion-products-with-a-riboflavin-based-pathogen-reduction-technology
#20
REVIEW
Susan Yonemura, Suzann Doane, Shawn Keil, Raymond Goodrich, Heather Pidcoke, Marcia Cardoso
Worldwide safety of blood has been positively impacted by technological, economic and social improvements; nevertheless, growing socio-political changes of contemporary society together with environmental changes challenge the practice of blood transfusion with a continuous source of unforeseeable threats with the emergence and re-emergence of blood-borne pathogens. Pathogen reduction (PR) is a proactive strategy to mitigate the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections. PR technologies for the treatment of single plasma units and platelet concentrates are commercially available and have been successfully implemented in more than 2 dozen countries worldwide...
July 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
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