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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340248/irradiation-of-red-blood-cells-and-alloimmunization
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Christopher A Tormey, Jeanne E Hendrickson
Background: Animal models suggest that red blood cell (RBC) damage incurred during storage can increase immunogenicity to some RBC antigens. We hypothesized that RBC irradiation, a source of oxidative damage, may result in higher RBC alloimmunization rates among transfusion recipients. Methods: Individuals receiving 1 or more gamma-irradiated RBC units, with follow-up antibody screening, were studied. We recorded diagnosis at the time of first irradiated RBC-unit transfusion, total irradiated RBCs received, and alloantibodies detected before and after irradiated RBC transfusion...
March 18, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328807/associations-of-il-4-il-6-and-il-12-levels-in-peripheral-blood-with-lung-function-cellular-immune-function-and-quality-of-life-in-children-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma
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Ai-Hua Cui, Jing Zhao, Shu-Xiang Liu, Ying-Shuang Hao
BACKGROUND: Pediatric asthma has gained increasing concerns with poorly understood pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to explore the associations of interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, and IL-12 levels in peripheral blood (PB) with lung function, cellular immune function, and children's quality of life (QOL) with moderate-to-severe asthma. METHODS: A total of 1158 children with moderate-to-severe asthma (the experimental group) and 1075 healthy children (the control group) were recruited for our study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328097/markers-of-iron-status-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#3
Adam E Gaweda
Anemia is one of the main comorbidities related to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Until the advent of erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESA), endogenous erythropoietin deficiency has been thought to be the main culprit of anemia in CKD patients. The use of ESAs has shed new light on the physiology of CKD anemia, where iron homeostasis plays an increasingly important role. Disorders of iron homeostasis occurring in CKD turn the anemia management in those patients into a complex multifactorial therapeutic task, where ESA and Iron dose must be properly balanced to achieve the desired outcome without exposing the patients to the risk of serious adverse events...
March 22, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326463/relationship-between-selenium-lead-and-mercury-in-red-blood-cells-of-saudi-autistic-children
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Afaf El-Ansary, Geir Bjørklund, Alexey A Tinkov, Anatoly V Skalny, Hussain Al Dera
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Environmental contribution to ASD is due in large part to the sensitivity of the developing brain to external exposures such as lead (Pb), and mercury (Hg) as toxic heavy metals or due to a poor detoxification ability as the phenotype of this disorder. Selenium (Se) as an antioxidant element that counteracts the neurotoxicity of Hg, and Pb, presumably through the formation of nontoxic complexes...
March 21, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319143/toxicity-effects-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-to-eisenia-fetida-at-enzyme-cellular-and-genetic-levels
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Tingting Ma, Wei Zhou, Li'ke Chen, Longhua Wu, Peter Christie, Haibo Zhang, Yongming Luo
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a dominant phthalic acid ester (PAE) that has aroused public concern due to its resistance to degradation and its toxicity as an endocrine-disrupting compound. Effects of different concentrations of DEHP on Eisenia fetida in spiked natural soil have been studied in the body of the earthworm by means of soil cultivation tests 7, 14, 21 and 28 days after exposure. The results indicated that, in general, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, malondialdehyde (MDA) content, metallothionein (MT) content, the expression of heat shock protein 70 (HSP 70) and all the tested geno-toxicity parameters are promoted as time elapses and with increasing concentration of DEHP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297729/the-role-of-abo-blood-type-in-thrombosis-scoring-systems
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Massimo Franchini, Giuseppe Marano, Stefania Vaglio, Liviana Catalano, Simonetta Pupella, Giancarlo Maria Liumbruno
In addition to their major role in transfusion medicine, there is increasing evidence that ABO blood group antigens (complex carbohydrate molecules widely expressed on the surface of red blood cells and several other cell types) are implicated in the development of a wide array of pathologic conditions. In particular, intense research has been dedicated over the last 50 years to the study of the association between non-O blood type and the risk of developing cardiovascular disorders. Several pathways have been hypothesized to explain this relationship, the most reasonable implying the influence of the ABO blood group on circulating plasma levels of von Willebrand factor, factor VIII, and several inflammatory cytokines...
March 15, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296212/red-cell-distribution-width-and-uric-acid-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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A Sunnetcioglu, H Gunbatar, H Yıldız
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), characterized by recurrent partial or complete pharyngeal closure, resulting in apnea or hypopnea, is closely associated with cardiovascular disorders (CVDs). Elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) and serum uric acid (SUA) levels have also been associated with CVDs and the consequent mortality. The aim of this study is to determine SUA levels and RDW in patients with OSA which is major a risk factor for CVDs. METHODS: This was a retrospective study involving 600 subjects evaluated by polysomnography...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296163/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-deferasirox-in-young-pediatric-patients-with-transfusional-hemosiderosis-results-from-a-5-year-observational-study-entrust
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Elliott Vichinsky, Amal El-Beshlawy, Azzam Al Zoebie, Annie Kamdem, Suzanne Koussa, Thirachit Chotsampancharoen, Andreas Bruederle, Geralyn Gilotti, Jackie Han, Mohsen Elalfy
BACKGROUND: Children with red blood cell disorders may receive regular transfusions from an early age and consequently accumulate iron. Adequate iron chelation therapy can prevent organ damage and delayed growth/development. Deferasirox is indicated for treatment of pediatric patients with chronic iron overload due to transfusional hemosiderosis; however, fewer than 10% of patients in the registration studies were aged 2 to less than 6 years. PROCEDURE: Deferasirox, a once-daily oral iron chelator, was evaluated in young pediatric patients with transfusional hemosiderosis during the observational 5-year ENTRUST study...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293160/hemophagocytic-histiocytosis-a-clinicopathological-correlation
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Waseem Iqbal, Abdulaziz Ajlan Alsalloom, Khalid Shehzad, Faisal Mughal, Zafar Rasheed
OBJECTIVES: Histiocytic hyperplasia with hemophagocytosis (HP) is relatively uncommon condition that has often been mistaken in the past for neoplastic disorders. This study was conducted to investigate the possible etiology of HP, its intensity in the bone marrow (BM), and also its effect on hematological parameters with the extent of disease activity. METHODS: Blood samples were collected and BM examination was performed in 250 patients with varied etiology showing HP...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288152/patient-specific-modeling-of-individual-sickle-cell-behavior-under-transient-hypoxia
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Xuejin Li, E Du, Ming Dao, Subra Suresh, George Em Karniadakis
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a highly complex genetic blood disorder in which red blood cells (RBC) exhibit heterogeneous morphology changes and decreased deformability. We employ a kinetic model for cell morphological sickling that invokes parameters derived from patient-specific data. This model is used to investigate the dynamics of individual sickle cells in a capillary-like microenvironment in order to address various mechanisms associated with SCD. We show that all RBCs, both hypoxia-unaffected and hypoxia-affected ones, regularly pass through microgates under oxygenated state...
March 13, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281830/imaging-of-musculoskeletal-manifestations-in-sickle-cell-disease-patients
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Vijaya Kosaraju, Alok Harwani, Sasan Partovi, Nicholas Bhojwani, Vasant Garg, Sabarish Ayyappan, Christos Kosmas, Mark Robbin
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary red cell disorder with clinical manifestations secondary to sickling or crescent shaped distortion of the red blood cells. Major clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease include hemolytic anemia and vaso-occlusive phenomena resulting in ischemic tissue injury and organ damage. Chronic sequelae of the anemia and vaso-occlusive processes involving the musculoskeletal system include complications related to extramedullary hematopoiesis, osteonecrosis, myonecrosis, and osteomyelitis...
March 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281745/n-methyl-mesoporphyrin-ix-as-an-effective-probe-for-monitoring-alzheimer-s-disease-%C3%AE-amyloid-aggregation-in-living-cells
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Meng Li, Andong Zhao, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
Formation of amyloid fibrils by amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) is an important step in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pro-gression. Screening and designing new molecules which can monitor amyloidosis process especially in cells are diagnostically and therapeutically important. Utilizing Thioflavin T (ThT), the commonly used amyloid dye, is the most standardized way to monitor amyloid. However, with the green fluorescence emission and small Stokes shift, the fluorescence of ThT can overlap with that arising from other intrinsic fluorescent components in the cells, making it not suitable for detection of protein aggregates in vivo...
March 10, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281429/single-centre-experience-of-allogeneic-haemopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-in-paediatric-patients-in-cape-town-south-africa
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A Van Eyssen, N Novitsky, P De Wit, T Schlaphoff, V Thomas, D Pillay, M Hendricks, A Davidson
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplant (Allo-HSCT) is a specialised and costly intervention, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is used to treat a broad range of paediatric conditions. South Africa (SA) is an upper middle-income country with limitations on healthcare spending. The role of paediatric Allo-HSCT in this setting is reviewed. OBJECTIVES: To review paediatric patients who underwent Allo-HSCT at the Groote Schuur Hospital/University of Cape Town Private Academic Hospital transplant unit in Cape Town, South Africa, and received post-transplant care at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, over the period January 2006 - December 2014 in respect of indications for the transplant, donor sources, conditioning regimens, treatment-related morbidity and overall survival (OS)...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280417/hydrogen-peroxide-attenuates-refilling-of-intracellular-calcium-store-in-mouse-pancreatic-acinar-cells
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Mi Na Yoon, Dong Kwan Kim, Se Hoon Kim, Hyung Seo Park
Intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) oscillation is an initial event in digestive enzyme secretion of pancreatic acinar cells. Reactive oxygen species are known to be associated with a variety of oxidative stress-induced cellular disorders including pancreatitis. In this study, we investigated the effect of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on intracellular Ca(2+) accumulation in mouse pancreatic acinar cells. Perfusion of H2O2 at 300 µM resulted in additional elevation of intracellular Ca(2+) levels and termination of oscillatory Ca(2+) signals induced by carbamylcholine (CCh) in the presence of normal extracellular Ca(2+)...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273330/interventions-for-hereditary-haemochromatosis-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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Elena Buzzetti, Maria Kalafateli, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Hereditary haemochromatosis is a genetic disorder related to proteins involved in iron transport, resulting in iron load and deposition of iron in various tissues of the body. This iron overload leads to complications including liver cirrhosis (and related complications such as liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma), cardiac failure, cardiac arrhythmias, impotence, diabetes, arthritis, and skin pigmentation. Phlebotomy (venesection or 'blood letting') is the currently recommended treatment for hereditary haemochromatosis...
March 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272117/altered-functional-connectivity-in-sickle-cell-disease-exists-at-rest-and-during-acute-pain-challenge
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William T Zempsky, Michael C Stevens, James P Santanelli, Alexandra M Gaynor, Sabin Khadka
OBJECTIVES: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic pain disorder in which abnormally shaped red blood cells obstruct microcirculation causing ischemia and pain. The lack of SCD responsiveness to analgesics has led many to propose that nociceptive neural systems engaged when detecting pain become sensitized, resulting in an enhancement of pain response. METHODS: SCD patients and healthy controls were exposed to a painful stimuli of varying intensity using a pressure algometer and underwent several neuroimaging tasks...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258943/anaesthesia-for-abnormally-invasive-placenta-a-single-institution-case-series
#17
N J Taylor, R Russell
BACKGROUND: Abnormally invasive placenta describes a spectrum of disorders resulting in pathological placental implantation. It is associated with the potential for severe maternal haemorrhage and poor fetal outcome. Increasing numbers of women are at risk owing to the rising incidence of uterine surgery and increasing maternal age. We report data over a five-year period describing anaesthetic management of cases of abnormally invasive placenta in a UK tertiary-referral maternity unit and assess how management has developed...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243204/icariin-inhibits-ampk-dependent-autophagy-and-adipogenesis-in-adipocytes-in-vitro-and-in-a-model-of-graves-orbitopathy-in-vivo
#18
Hong Li, Yifei Yuan, Yali Zhang, Xia Zhang, Long Gao, Rongjuan Xu
Graves' orbitopathy (GO), an extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves' disease, is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder of the orbit that involves the differentiation of precursor cells into mature adipocytes and retro-orbital adipose tissue accumulation. Here, we examined the involvement of autophagy in adipogenesis and explored the effects of icariin, a flavonoid isolated from the genus Epimedium with a wide range of biological and pharmacological effects, on autophagy and adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and in a mouse model of GO...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241315/development-of-a-chromatic-pupillography-protocol-for-the-first-gene-therapy-trial-in-patients-with-cnga3-linked-achromatopsia
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Jolanta Lisowska, Lukasz Lisowski, Carina Kelbsch, Fumiatsu Maeda, Paul Richter, Susanne Kohl, Ditta Zobor, Torsten Strasser, Krunoslav Stingl, Eberhart Zrenner, Tobias Peters, Helmut Wilhelm, M Dominik Fischer, Barbara Wilhelm
Purpose: To establish a feasible and sensitive pupillographic protocol to assess outer and inner retinal function for the first gene therapy trial in achromatopsia patients (ACHM) with mutations in CNGA3. Methods: Twenty-seven CNGA3-ACHM patients and 22 age-matched control subjects were tested using chromatic pupillography. Three different protocols were established to assess the pupillary light reflex parameters and to create the final protocol. In the individual protocols, various stimulus parameters (i...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238805/pharmacological-inhibition-of-lsd1-and-mtor-reduces-mitochondrial-retention-and-associated-ros-levels-in-the-red-blood-cells-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Ramasamy Jagadeeswaran, Benjamin A Vazquez, Muthusamy Thiruppathi, Balaji B Ganesh, Vinzon Ibanez, Shuaiying Cui, James D Engel, Alan M Diamond, Robert E Molokie, Joseph DeSimone, Donald Lavelle, Angela Rivers
Sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited blood disorder caused by a point mutation that renders hemoglobin susceptible to polymerization when deoxygenated, affects millions of people worldwide. Manifestations of SCD include chronic hemolytic anemia, inflammation, painful vaso-occlusive crises, multisystem organ damage, and reduced life expectancy. Part of SCD pathophysiology is the excessive formation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in SCD red blood cells (RBCs) which accelerates their hemolysis...
February 23, 2017: Experimental Hematology
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