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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329027/prevalence-and-predictors-for-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease-c-acld-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-delta-virus-hdv-infection
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Ingrid Couto, Marilu Victoria, Valdiléa G Veloso, Lorena Rodrigues, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Marcus Lacerda, Flamir Victoria, Hugo Perazzo
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictor factors for compensated advanced chronic liver disease (c-ACLD) in patients with hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infection. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive HDV-infected patients defined by positive anti-HDV. Patients with hepatitis C coinfection, liver transplantation or presence of conditions that limit liver (LSM) or spleen stiffness measurement (SSM) were excluded. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, SSM and LSM by transient elastography (FibroScan®) were performed at the same day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328614/a-newborn-with-familial-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-complicated-with-transfusion-associated-graft-versus-host-disease
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Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Samuel C C Chiang, Ekrem Unal
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is characterized by activation of cytotoxic T and natural killer (NK) cells, and macrophages related to a spectrum of hyperinflammatory disorders. The clinical findings mainly include high fever, cytopenia, splenomegaly, phagocytosis, and proliferation of histiocytes in lymphoreticular tissue. To the best of our knowledge, transfusion-associated graft versus host disease (TA-GVHD) in a 13-day old male newborn with HLH is being reported first time in the literature. The aim of this report was to emphasize the importance of blood products irradiation in the prevention of the development of graft versus host disease especially among high-risk subjects such as newborns with HLH...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321217/a-vaccine-therapy-for-canine-visceral-leishmaniasis-promoted-significant-improvement-of-clinical-and-immune-status-with-reduction-in-parasite-burden
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Bruno Mendes Roatt, Rodrigo Dian de Oliveira Aguiar-Soares, Levi Eduardo Soares Reis, Jamille Mirelle de Oliveira Cardoso, Fernando Augusto Siqueira Mathias, Rory Cristiane Fortes de Brito, Sydnei Magno da Silva, Nelder De Figueiredo Gontijo, Sidney de Almeida Ferreira, Jesus G Valenzuela, Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Rodolfo Cordeiro Giunchetti, Alexandre Barbosa Reis
Herein, we evaluated the treatment strategy employing a therapeutic heterologous vaccine composed of antigens of Leishmania braziliensis associated with MPL adjuvant (LBMPL vaccine) for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in symptomatic dogs naturally infected by Leishmania infantum. Sixteen dogs received immunotherapy with MPL adjuvant (n = 6) or with a vaccine composed of antigens of L. braziliensis associated with MPL (LBMPL vaccine therapy, n = 10). Dogs were submitted to an immunotherapeutic scheme consisting of 3 series composed of 10 subcutaneous doses with 10-day interval between each series...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321090/splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-complicated-by-cold-agglutinin-disease
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Kiyosumi Ochi, Kazuaki Yokoyama, Nobuhiro Ohno, Yasunori Ota, Arinobu Tojo
Splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) is a rare low-grade B-cell lymphoma accounting for less than 1% of lymphoid neoplasms and is often associated with autoimmune disorders. A 48-year-old woman presented with severe anemia due to steroid-refractory cold agglutinin disease (CAD), and was referred to our hospital for management of progressive systemic illness and high fever. On admission, she showed elevated serum soluble IL-2R and mild splenomegaly. PET/CT revealed FDG accumulation in the spleen and bone. She was pathologically diagnosed as having splenic marginal zone lymphoma by splenectomy and received 8 cycles of rituximab every 2 weeks, resulting in marked improvement of anemia...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321066/gilbert-syndrome-with-concomitant-hereditary-spherocytosis-presenting-with-moderate-unconjugated-hyperbilirubinemia
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Mitsuhiko Aiso, Minami Yagi, Atsushi Tanaka, Kotaro Miura, Ryo Miura, Toshihiko Arizumi, Yoriyuki Takamori, Sayuri Nakahara, Yoshihiro Maruo, Hajime Takikawa
We experienced a case of a 19-year-old man with Gilbert syndrome with concomitant hereditary spherocytosis. The patient presented with moderate unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, and inherited etiology was strongly suspected. The diagnosis of Gilbert syndrome was confirmed by the genetic analysis of the UGT1A1 gene, demonstrating UGT1A1*28 and compound heterozygote UGT1A1*6. In addition, since the laboratory findings and imaging studies revealed lysemia as well as gallstone and splenomegaly, a diagnosis of hereditary spherocytosis was made as a comorbidity...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320041/prevention-of-iron-overload-and-long-term-maintenance-of-normal-iron-stores-in-thalassaemia-major-patients-using-deferiprone-or-deferiprone-deferoxamine-combination
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Annita Kolnagou, Christina N Kontoghiorghe, George J Kontoghiorghes
Decrease in mortality and morbidity is observed in thalassaemia major patients with reduced iron load in comparison to heavy iron loaded patients. Effective and complete treatment of transfusional iron overload can be achieved by chelation protocols that can eliminate excess iron and maintain normal iron stores (NIS). The maintenance of NIS, i. e., serum ferritin (350 μg/L >), MRI T2* cardiac (>20 ms) and liver (>6.3 ms) relaxation time levels was monitored in 16 thalassaemia major patients (32-53 years, 12 splenectomized, 10 male, erythrocyte transfusions 120-323 ml/kg/year) for about 90 patient years...
March 20, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317306/pediatric-sarcoidosis-presenting-as-huge-splenomegaly
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Laila M Sherief, Osama T Amer, Wesam A Mokhtar, Naglaa M Kamal, Hanaa M Ibrahim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316383/condition-factor-and-organosomatic-indices-of-parasitized-rattus-rattus-as-indicators-of-host-health
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Neelima Gupta, D K Gupta, P K Sharma
This study describes the influence of parasitism (Trypanosoma lewisi and Cysticercus fasciolaris) on the condition factor, hepato and splenosomatic indices of the common house rat, Rattus rattus Linnaeus, 1758 from Rohilkhand, Uttar Pradesh, India. Examination of R. rattus (n = 389) revealed T. lewisi (prevalence 12.40 %; intensity14 parasites/1000 RBC) from the blood and C. fasciolaris (larval Taenia taeniaeformis) (prevalence 46.70 %; intensity 2-4 par/host) from the liver. Condition factor (K) and organosomatic indices [hepatosomatic index, spleenosomatic index (SSI)] were evaluated in two groups (Group I non pregnant, Group II pregnant) of female rats which were further subdivided into four subgroups each (a Uninfected, b T...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304246/a-mouse-model-for-human-unstable-hemoglobin-santa-ana
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Samantha I Miyashiro, Silvia M G Massironi, Claudia M C Mori, Carolina C Cruz, Mitika K Hagiwara, Paulo C Maiorka
In the present study, we described the phenotype, histologic morphology, and molecular etiology of a mouse model of unstable hemoglobin Santa Ana. Hematologic evaluation of anemic mice (Anem/+) discovered after N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea mutagenesis revealed moderate anemia with intense reticulocytosis and polychromasia, followed by anisocytosis, macrocytosis, hypochromia, and intraerythrocytic inclusion and Heinz bodies. The mice also demonstrated hemoglobinuria, bilirubinemia, and erythrocytic populations with differing resistance to osmotic lysis...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299974/causes-of-peripheral-cytopenia-in-hepatitic-cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertensive-splenomegaly
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Yunfu Lv, Wan Yee Lau, Hongfei Wu, XiaoYu Han, Xiaoguang Gong, Ning Liu, Jie Yue, Qingqing Li, YeJuan Li, Jie Deng
The clinical data of 183 patients with hepatitic cirrhosis and portal hypertensive splenomegaly complicated by peripheral cytopenia were retrospectively analyzed to investigate the causes of peripheral cytopenia, as well as the proportion of the causes in these patients. All patients underwent splenectomy. Before operation, these patients had one or more types of peripheral cytopenia (cumulative cytopenia: 390 patient-times). After splenectomy, blood counts in 79.2% (309/390) returned to normal, while in 15...
April 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299604/fever-splenomegaly-and-pancytopenia-histoplasma-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Arjun Gupta, Mrinal Agrawal, Jesse Jaso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296377/-melioidosis-report-of-the-first-case-in-a-northern-state-of-m%C3%A3-xico
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Carlos Boroel-Cervantes, Mónica Ibarra-Valdez, Sandra Miranda-Pacheco, Elías Sánchez-Camarena, Tamara Wolburgth-Franco, Andrés Ortìz-González, José Luis Domínguez-Ríos
The melioidosis, is an infection caused by Burkhordelia pseudomallei that comprises heterogeneous clinical syndromes with acute or chronic evolution. The objective of this article is to report a case with unusual presentation and outside the known epidemiological context. We present the case of a 48-year-old man who came to our hospital with fever and a history of an abscess in the right subscapular region, physical examination showed hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, fever, without pulmonary symptoms. Within study it reveal multiple abscesses in liver and spleen, requiring surgical exploration and antibiotics (meropenem/vancomycin)...
March 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295231/deficiency-in-irak4-activity-attenuates-manifestations-of-murine-lupus
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Michael Murphy, Goutham Pattabiraman, Tissa T Manavalan, Andrei E Medvedev
Interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase (IRAK) 4 mediates host defense against infections. As an active kinase, IRAK4 elicits full spectra of myeloid differentiation primary response protein (MyD) 88-dependent responses, while kinase-inactive IRAK4 induces a subset of cytokines and negative regulators whose expression is not regulated by mRNA stability. IRAK4 kinase activity is critical for resistance against Streptococcus pneumonia, but its involvement in autoimmunity is incompletely understood. In this study, we determined the role of IRAK4 kinase activity in murine lupus...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292383/mucopolysaccharidoses-clinical-spectrum-and-frequency-of-different-types
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Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman Malik, Muhammad Almas Hashmi, Zafar Fayyaz, Iqra Mushtaq, Nagina Shahzadi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relative frequency and clinical features of different varieties of mucopolysaccharidosis. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, Lahore, from January 2013 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: All patients who had any feature suggestive of mucopolysaccharidosis were screened with detailed history, clinical examination and skeletal survey...
February 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291640/pegylated-interferon-alfa-2a-in-patients-with-essential-thrombocythaemia-or-polycythaemia-vera-a-post-hoc-median-83-month-follow-up-of-an-open-label-phase-2-trial
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Lucia Masarova, Keyur P Patel, Kate J Newberry, Jorge Cortes, Gautam Borthakur, Marina Konopleva, Zeev Estrov, Hagop Kantarjian, Srdan Verstovsek
BACKGROUND: Pegylated interferon alfa-2a is an immunomodulatory agent used to treat polycythemia vera. The durability of responses and long-term safety of this drug in patients with polycythaemia vera and essential thrombocythaemia have not been reported. Here, we present long-term efficacy and safety data from a single-centre, open-label, phase 2 trial, after a median of 83 months follow up. METHODS: Patients older than 18 years who were diagnosed with essential thrombocythaemia or polycythaemia vera according to 2001 WHO criteria were eligible to enrol in our study...
March 10, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288718/splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Miguel A Piris, Arantza Onaindía, Manuela Mollejo
Splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) is an indolent small B-cell lymphoma involving the spleen and bone marrow characterized by a micronodular tumoral infiltration that replaces the preexisting lymphoid follicles and shows marginal zone differentiation as a distinctive finding. SMZL cases are characterized by prominent splenomegaly and bone marrow and peripheral blood infiltration. Cells in peripheral blood show a villous cytology. Bone marrow and peripheral blood characteristic features usually allow a diagnosis of SMZL to be performed...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288709/treatment-of-splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Christina Kalpadakis, Gerassimos A Pangalis, Maria K Angelopoulou, Theodoros P Vassilakopoulos
Splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) is a distinct lymphoma entity characterized by an indolent clinical course and prolonged survival. Treatment is not standardized, since there are no prospective randomized trials in large series of SMZL patients. Splenectomy and rituximab represent the most effective treatment strategies used so far. The addition of chemotherapy to rituximab has not further improved the outcome, although this issue requires further investigation. Rituximab monotherapy has been associated with high response rates (∼90%), with approximately half of these responses being complete, even at the molecular level...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286628/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-an-unclear-nosologic-entity-case-report-of-an-adult-man-with-rising-of-amylase-and-lipase-and-spinal-cord-infiltration
#18
Moris Sangineto, Antonio Perrone, Pasquale Agosti, Viera Boccuti, Anna Campobasso, Carlo Sabbà
Here we present the case of a 57-years old patient affected by hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare disease characterized by an uncontrolled immune activation, resulting in clinical and biochemical manifestations of extreme inflammation. In a previous hospitalization, the patient showed fever, hepato-splenomegaly, pancytopenia, hyperferrtitinemia, lymphadenopathy and cholestasis. No diagnosis was done, however, he totally recovered after splenectomy. Eight months later, he relapsed, showing also hypofibrinogenemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hemophagocytic signs in bone marrow, cholestatic jaundice, high LDH and high PT-INR...
February 23, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285838/incidental-findings-on-pediatric-abdominal-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Nattinee Leelakanok, Matthew A Zapala, Emily A Edwards, Andrew S Phelps, John D Mackenzie, Jesse Courtier
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Abdominal magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) has gained favor in pediatric patients owing to its lack of ionizing radiation and noninvasive nature. Reports exist regarding incidental findings on body MRA in adult patients. However, the incidental findings in pediatric abdominal MRA have not been previously reported. Our study aims to determine the frequencies, characteristics, and categories of incidental findings in pediatric patients undergoing abdominal MRA...
March 9, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285601/canine-leishmaniosis-caused-by-leishmania-major-and-leishmania-tropica-comparative-findings-and-serology
#20
Gad Baneth, Daniel Yasur-Landau, Matan Gilad, Yaarit Nachum-Biala
BACKGROUND: Infection and clinical disease associated with Leishmania major and Leishmania tropica, two common agents of human cutaneous leishmaniosis, have rarely been reported in dogs. This study describes dogs infected with these Leishmania spp. prevalent in the Middle East and North Africa, and compares the serological response of dogs infected with Leishmania infantum, L. major or L. tropica to whole promastigote antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) of each species and to rK39 dipstick...
March 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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