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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436749/differential-diagnosis-of-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia-type-2b-von-willebrand-disease
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Mathilde Penel-Page, Sandrine Meunier, Mathilde Fretigny, Sandra Le Quellec, Pierre Boisseau, Christine Vinciguerra, Catherine Ternisien, Lucia Rugeri
At birth, severe thrombocytopenia without context of infection should mainly suggest neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT), especially in case of a platelet count below 20 GL(-1). We report two cases of severe neonatal thrombocytopenia, first suspected as being NAIT. Both had a platelet count below 20 GL(-1) with platelet clumps. The absence of alloantibodies and failure of platelet transfusion and intravenous immunoglobulins to improve the platelet count led to question the diagnosis and to evoke inherited bleeding disorders...
April 24, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432736/severe-primary-autoimmune-thrombocytopenia-itp-in-pregnancy-a-national-cohort-study
#2
A Care, S Pavord, M Knight, Z Alfirevic
OBJECTIVE: To quantify UK incidence of severe ITP in pregnancy, determine current treatment strategies and establish maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with severe ITP in pregnancy. DESIGN: A prospective national cohort study SETTING: United Kingdom POPULATION: Women with severe ITP; defined as platelets <50 x 10(9) /l in pregnancy or antenatal treatment of isolated low platelets. METHODS: Data collected via United Kingdom Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) between 1(st) June 2013-31(st) January 2015 from all UK Consultant led obstetric units...
April 22, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428216/maturation-of-platelet-function-during-murine-fetal-development-in-vivo
#3
Andreas Margraf, Claudia Nussbaum, Ina Rohwedder, Sarah Klapproth, Angela R M Kurz, Annamaria Florian, Volker Wiebking, Joachim Pircher, Monika Pruenster, Roland Immler, Steffen Dietzel, Ludmila Kremer, Friedemann Kiefer, Markus Moser, Andreas W Flemmer, Elizabeth Quackenbush, Ulrich H von Andrian, Markus Sperandio
OBJECTIVE: Platelet function has been intensively studied in the adult organism. However, little is known about the function and hemostatic capacity of platelets in the developing fetus as suitable in vivo models are lacking. APPROACH AND RESULTS: To examine fetal platelet function in vivo, we generated a fetal thrombosis model and investigated light-/dye-induced thrombus formation by intravital microscopy throughout gestation. We observed that significantly less and unstable thrombi were formed at embryonic day (E) 13...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427432/anti-human-platelet-antigen-hpa-1a-antibodies-may-affect-trophoblast-functions-crucial-for-placental-development-a-laboratory-study-using-an-in-vitro-model
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Mariana Eksteen, Gøril Heide, Heidi Tiller, Yan Zhou, Nora Hersoug Nedberg, Inigo Martinez-Zubiaurre, Anne Husebekk, Bjørn R Skogen, Tor B Stuge, Mette Kjær
BACKGROUND: Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) is a bleeding disorder caused by maternal antibodies against paternal human platelet antigens (HPAs) on fetal platelets. Antibodies against HPA-1a are accountable for the majority of FNAIT cases. We have previously shown that high levels of maternal anti-HPA-1a antibodies are associated with clinically significant reduced birth weight in newborn boys. Chronic inflammatory placental lesions are associated with increased risk of reduced birth weight and have previously been reported in connection with FNAIT pregnancies...
April 21, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412995/development-and-validation-of-prediction-models-for-risks-of-complications-in-early-onset-pre-eclampsia-prep-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Shakila Thangaratinam, John Allotey, Nadine Marlin, Ben W Mol, Peter Von Dadelszen, Wessel Ganzevoort, Joost Akkermans, Asif Ahmed, Jane Daniels, Jon Deeks, Khaled Ismail, Ann Marie Barnard, Julie Dodds, Sally Kerry, Carl Moons, Richard D Riley, Khalid S Khan
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of early-onset pre-eclampsia (before 34 weeks' gestation) is variable. Accurate prediction of complications is required to plan appropriate management in high-risk women. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate prediction models for outcomes in early-onset pre-eclampsia. DESIGN: Prospective cohort for model development, with validation in two external data sets. SETTING: Model development: 53 obstetric units in the UK...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403020/understanding-the-impact-of-preservation-methods-on-the-integrity-and-functionality-of-placental-allografts
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Amy Johnson, Alexandra Gyurdieva, Sandeep Dhall, Alla Danilkovitch, Yi Duan-Arnold
INTRODUCTION: Human placental membranes (hPMs) have a long history in treating burns and wounds. The composition of hPMs includes structural matrix, growth factors, and neonatal cells, all of which contribute to their regenerative potential. However, most hPM products are devitalized after dehydration and irradiation. We compared the functionality of single-layer viable cryopreserved human amniotic membrane (vCHAM) with multilayer devitalized dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) in wound-relevant models to determine the effect of different processing methods on hPMs...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401538/women-s-attitude-towards-routine-hpa-screening-in-pregnancy
#7
Dian Winkelhorst, Rosanne M Loeff, Elske van den Akker-van Marle, Masja de Haas, Dick Oepkes
Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) is a potentially life-threatening disease with excellent preventative treatment available for subsequent pregnancies. In order to prevent index cases, the effectiveness of a population-based screening program has been suggested repeatedly. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate women's attitude towards possible future human platelet antigen (HPA)-screening in pregnancy MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional questionnaire study amongst healthy pregnant women receiving prenatal care in one of seven participating midwifery practices...
April 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395563/persistent-intestinal-bleeding-due-to-severe-cmv-related-thrombocytopenia-in-a-preterm-newborn
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Alberto Berardi, Eugenio Spaggiari, Chiara Cattelani, Maria Federica Roversi, Monica Pecorari, Tiziana Lazzarotto, Fabrizio Ferrari
The optimal threshold for neonatal platelet transfusions in sick newborns is still uncertain. We report a congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in a premature neonate with severe thrombocytopenia who subsequently presented with necrotizing enterocolitis and intestinal bleeding. The baby recovered after platelet transfusions were discontinued and the therapy was switched from intravenous ganciclovir to oral valganciclovir. We discuss both measures, speculating on the key role of platelet transfusions.
April 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395365/one-less-painful-procedure-using-umbilical-cord-blood-as-alternative-source-to-admission-complete-blood-count
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Neera Prakash, Joseph Decristofaro, Echezona T Maduekwe
Objective This study aims to evaluate the use of umbilical cord blood as an alternative to the admission complete blood count (CBC) in the well-appearing late preterm neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Study Design Paired umbilical cord and admission blood CBC samples from well late preterm infants were compared using a two-sample t-test or analysis of variance with an unequal variance for differences in the hemoglobin, platelet counts, white blood cell, and absolute neutrophil counts...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383532/the-immature-platelet-fraction-creating-neonatal-reference-intervals-and-using-these-to-categorize-neonatal-thrombocytopenias
#10
B C MacQueen, R D Christensen, E Henry, A M Romrell, T J Pysher, S T Bennett, M C Sola-Visner
OBJECTIVE: The immature platelet fraction (IPF) is a laboratory measurement analogous to the reticulocyte count, but reflecting the thrombopoietic state. Similar to a reticulocyte count, it can be expressed as a percent (IPF%=percent of platelets that are immature) or as an absolute number per μl blood; the immature platelet count (IPC=IPF% × platelets per μl of blood). STUDY DESIGN: Using a retrospective analysis of de-identified data from non-thrombocytopenic neonates, we created reference intervals for IPF% and IPC...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377559/recent-advances-in-understanding-the-clinical-relevance-of-antiplatelet-alloantibodies
#11
Katarzyna Guz, Małgorzata Uhrynowska, Izabella Kopeć, Marzena Dębska, Anne Husebekk, Ewa Brojer
Alloimmunization to human platelet antigens (HPAs) may occur either during pregnancy, when a HPA‑negative mother gives birth to a newborn who inherits HPAs from the father, or following blood transfusion or stem cell transplantation. Antiplatelet alloantibodies do not cause thrombocytopenia in a patient, but their detection must always be recorded in medical records because they may induce fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia in present and all subsequent pregnancies, platelet refractoriness, posttransfusion purpura, or prolonged thrombocytopenia with engraftment failure after stem cell transplantation...
March 31, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374642/value-of-platelet-count-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-nosocomial-invasive-fungal-infections-in-premature-infants
#12
Yu-Chen Yang, Jian Mao
The aim of this study was to investigate the value of a platelet count (PLT) in the early diagnosis of nosocomial invasive fungal infections in premature infants. Based on clinical diagnosis combined with blood culture results, 72 premature infants of 5354 pediatric patients who were hospitalized in the neonatal ward of our hospital between September 2009 and February 2013 were diagnosed with nosocomial invasive fungal infections (fungal infection group). There were 58 premature infants diagnosed with bacterial infections during the same period (bacterial infection group)...
April 4, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370162/simultaneous-human-platelet-antigen-genotyping-and-detection-of-novel-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing
#13
Sue Davey, Cristina Navarrete, Colin Brown
BACKGROUND: Twenty-nine human platelet antigen systems have been described to date, but the majority of current genotyping methods are restricted to the identification of those most commonly associated with alloantibody production in a clinical context. This can result in a protracted investigation if causative human platelet antigens are rare or novel. A targeted next-generation sequencing approach was designed to detect all known human platelet antigens with the additional capability of identifying novel mutations in the encoding genes...
March 28, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356148/prediction-of-complications-in-early-onset-pre-eclampsia-prep-development-and-external-multinational-validation-of-prognostic-models
#14
Shakila Thangaratinam, John Allotey, Nadine Marlin, Julie Dodds, Fiona Cheong-See, Peter von Dadelszen, Wessel Ganzevoort, Joost Akkermans, Sally Kerry, Ben W Mol, Karl G M Moons, Richard D Riley, Khalid S Khan
BACKGROUND: Unexpected clinical deterioration before 34 weeks gestation is an undesired course in early-onset pre-eclampsia. To safely prolong preterm gestation, accurate and timely prediction of complications is required. METHOD: Women with confirmed early onset pre-eclampsia were recruited from 53 maternity units in the UK to a large prospective cohort study (PREP-946) for development of prognostic models for the overall risk of experiencing a complication using logistic regression (PREP-L), and for predicting the time to adverse maternal outcome using a survival model (PREP-S)...
March 30, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347215/platelet-function-testing-in-pediatric-patients
#15
Anne-Mette Hvas, Emmanuel J Favaloro
Platelets play a key role in primary hemostasis and are also intricately linked to secondary hemostasis. Investigation of platelet function in children, especially in neonates, is seriously challenged by the volumes required to perform the majority of platelet function tests and due to the lack of standardization of these tests for use in children. Areas covered: The present review summarizes developmental hemostasis with a focus on the differences in platelet adhesion, activation and aggregation, between preterm neonates, full-term neonates, during childhood and in adults...
April 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343935/blood-derived-products-in-pediatrics-new-laboratory-tools-for-optimizing-potency-assignment-and-reducing-side-effects
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REVIEW
Jean Amiral, Jerard Seghatchian
Neonates and children can develop rare bleeding disorders due to congenital/acquired coagulation Factor deficiencies, or allo-immune/autoimmune complications, or can undergo surgeries at high haemorrhagic risk. They then need specialized transfusion of blood components/products, or purified blood extracted products or recombinant proteins. Blood-derived therapies conventionally used for management of affected infants with genetic/acquired deficiencies, bleeding problems (coagulation Factor reduced or missing) or thrombotic disorders (reduced or missing anticoagulant proteins) pose some additional risks...
March 15, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335649/plasma-growth-arrest-specific-6-levels-in-term-and-preterm-newborns
#17
E Eksi Alp, N Altinkaya, Z Cagman, F Uras
OBJECTIVE: Growth Arrest-Specific 6 (GAS6) is a vitamin K-dependent protein. Despite a similar structure to Protein S, it has no anticoagulant activity. An association between GAS6 and some diseases for adults has been reported. In the absence of prospective clinical studies of GAS6 in neonates, so far, the objective of this study is to obtain, for the first time, plasma GAS6 levels before and after vitamin K1 prophylaxis in full-term and pre-term newborns. METHODS: 80 newborn (40 term and 40 preterm) were recruited for this study...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321281/effects-of-maternal-hypertension-on-the-neonatal-haemogram-in-southern-nigeria-a-case-control-study
#18
Helen C Okoye, Lisa I Eweputanna, Kaladada I Korubo, Oseikhuemen A Ejele
BACKGROUND: Hypertension in pregnancy is a leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to compare the hematological parameters in neonates of hypertensive mothers with those of normotensive mothers, and also to compare the incidence of polycythaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia in both groups. METHODS: This was a hospital-based case control study. Three milliliters of cord blood from neonates of women with hypertension in pregnancy and those of normotensive pregnant women were sampled for haemogram parameters using a 3-part autoanalyser...
December 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302210/-risk-factors-for-neonatal-pulmonary-hemorrhage-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-of-a-municipal-hospital
#19
Jie Fan, Ming-Yan Hei, Xi-Lin Huang, Xiao-Ping Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for neonatal pulmonary hemorrhage (NPH) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a municipal hospital, and to provide a basis for the early identification and treatment of NPH. METHODS: A total of 112 neonates who were admitted to the NICU of Shaoyang Central Hospital of Hunan Province and diagnosed with NPH were enrolled as the case group. A nested case-control method was used to select, as a control group (n=224), the neonates who underwent the treatment with an assisted mechanical ventilator and did not experience pulmonary hemorrhage...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301052/decreased-blood-product-usage-during-extracorporeal-life-support-with-reduced-circuit-volumes
#20
Samuel D Addison, Marcia L Buck, Gary Y Fang, James J Gangemi, David A Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Activation and consumption of platelets (PLT) and clotting factors along with hemolysis occurs when blood contacts the extracorporeal life support (ECLS) circuit and its components. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The objective was to examine the effects of reducing ECLS circuit volume by decreasing tubing length and changing components on blood product usage in neonatal and pediatric patients. Blood product administration was analyzed in 40 consecutive patients who required ECLS for respiratory or cardiac failure before (PRE) and after (POST) changes in circuit design and components...
March 16, 2017: Transfusion
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