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Neonatal Platelets

Ramiro Manzano Núñez, James Alejandro Zapata, Herney A García-Perdomo, Diego A Gomez, Mónica A Solís Velasco
INTRODUCTION: Few reports are available about perinatal dengue, with controversial results in regards the risk of perinatal outcome. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of perinatal dengue as a differential diagno sis with neonatal sepsis, which must be considered in endemic areas. CLINICAL CASE: Male newborn of a 23 year-old female, who presented a Non-Structural Protein 1 (NS1) antigen positive to dengue at 36 weeks of gestation and negative anti-dengue antibodies...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
Juliet Chhay Bishop, Karin Blakemore, Luca Vricella, Priya Sekar, Katelynn Sagaser, Jude Crino, Paul Ness, Benjamin K Kogutt, Joan Boyd, Susan Aucott, Angie C Jelin, Joanne Chiu, Eric Gehrie, Kristen Nelson McMillan
Compared to standard component therapy, fresh whole blood (FWB) offers potential benefits to neonates undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in the context of open cardiac surgery: decreased blood loss and subsequent risk of volume overload, improved coagulation status, higher platelet counts during and following CPB, circumvention of limited vascular access, and significantly reduced donor exposures. Obtaining FWB, however, entails 2-5 days of preparation, which often precludes its availability for neonates requiring CPB in the immediate newborn period...
March 14, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Efrain Riveros-Perez, Amy C Hermesch, Linda A Barbour, Joy L Hawkins
Aplastic anemia is a hematologic condition occasionally presenting during pregnancy. This pathological process is associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Obstetric and anesthetic management is challenging, and treatment requires a coordinated effort by an interdisciplinary team, in order to provide safe care to these patients. In this review, we describe the current state of the literature as it applies to the complexity of aplastic anemia in pregnancy, focusing on pathophysiologic aspects of the disease in pregnancy, as well as relevant obstetric and anesthetic considerations necessary to treat this challenging problem...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
David M Hoganson, Dane A Cooper, Kimberly N Rich, Breanna L Piekarski, Liqiong Gui, Joseph P Gaut, John E Mayer, Elena Aikawa, Laura E Niklason, Sitaram M Emani
BACKGROUND: Synthetic graft materials are commonly used for shunts and cardiovascular reconstruction in neonates but are prone to thrombosis and scarring. Umbilical vein is a potential source of autologous, endothelialized tissue for neonatal shunts and tissue reconstruction but requires preservation prior to implantation. METHODS: Umbilical cords were collected in UW solution with antibiotics at 4 °C until dissection. Umbilical vein segments were tested for burst pressure before and after two weeks of preservation...
March 3, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Víctor Lago Leal, Loida Pamplona Bueno, Lucía Cabanillas Vilaplana, Estefanía Nicolás Montero, Mónica Martín Blanco, Cristina Fernández Romero, Sara El Bakkali, Tamara Pradillo Aramendi, Lara Sobrino Lorenzano, Paula Castellano Esparza, Esther Ballesteros Benito, Nieves Rayo Navarro, Pablo Del Barrio Fernández, Vanesa Ocaña Martínez, Luis Martínez Cortés
OBJECTIVE: To assess the short and medium-term effects of milking maneuver (MM) compared with early cord clamping for infants born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 138 infants between 24+0 and 36+6 weeks of gestation were allocated to MM or early cord clamping. Primary outcomes were the requirement of red blood cell transfusions or phototherapy. RESULTS: Initial hemoglobin was significantly higher in the MM group by 1.675 g/dL (p < 0...
March 5, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Yang Hu, Hongfang Jin, Yi Jiang, Junbao Du
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a morbid condition commonly seen in premature infants. Cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors, such as indomethacin and ibuprofen, are often used for the treatment of PDA in preterm infants, and they work by reducing the production of prostaglandin. However, as observed in clinical practice, not all PDAs in preterm infants can be closed using COX inhibitors. Some studies have demonstrated that gestational age, birth weight, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and ductal diameter can predict the therapeutic responsiveness to COX inhibitors...
February 21, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Ranit Hizkiyahu, Anat Rabinovich, Jecko Thachil, Eyal Sheiner, Gad Shaked, Gilbert Sebbag, Eli Maymon, Offer Erez
OBJECTIVES: Liver rupture and hematoma are rare life-threatening complications of pregnancy. The aims of the current study are to: (1) characterize in a population-based study all cases of liver hematoma and/or rupture; and (2) validate the utility of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) modified pregnancy specific disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) score in those cases. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study including all patients with liver subcapsular hematoma or rupture between the years 1996 and 2012 was conducted...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Bibiana Moreno-Carranza, Marco Bravo-Manríquez, Arelí Baez, María G Ledesma-Colunga, Xarubet Ruiz-Herrera, Pamela Reyes-Ortega, Ericka A De Los Ríos, Yazmín Macotela, Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera, Carmen Clapp
The liver grows during the early postnatal period first at slower and then at faster rates than the body to achieve the adult liver-to-body weight ratio (LBW), a constant reflecting liver health. The hormone prolactin (PRL) stimulates adult liver growth and regeneration and its levels are high in the circulation of newborn infants, but whether PRL plays a role on neonatal liver growth is unknown. Here, we show that the liver produces PRL and upregulates the PRL receptor in mice during the first 2 weeks after birth, when liver growth lags behind body growth...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Mette Kjaer, Jens Kjeldsen-Kragh, Cathrine Fiskum, Irene Leinan, Bjørn Skogen, Anne Husebekk
An important issue on human platelet antigen (HPA)-1a screening has recently been addressed in Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavia. Winkelhorst et al. reported that the vast majority of women in the general pregnant population were positive about screening (1). Here we report that there was also a positive attitude towards screening among Norwegian HPA-1a-immunized pregnant women. Further, we report that insufficient information may have led to unnecessary anxiety in this high-risk population. This article is protected by copyright...
February 7, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Sirong He, Chengshi Wang, Xiaojiong Du, Younan Chen, Jiuming Zhao, Bole Tian, Huimin Lu, Yi Zhang, Jingping Liu, Guang Yang, Lan Li, Hongxia Li, Jingqiu Cheng, Yanrong Lu
Deficient insulin secretion caused by immaturity is the predominant disadvantage of neonatal porcine islets (NPIs) when they serve as a source for islet xenotransplantation. We hypothesize that the transplantation of NPIs with a combination of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can accelerate NPI maturation and improve the engraftment and function of NPIs. After indirect coculturing with monkey MSCs over 21 d, insulin secretion and the expression of regulatory genes relevant to development were assessed in NPIs...
January 18, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Hao-Lan Wang, Bao-Shan Liu
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a chronic and recurrent autoimmune disease, which seriously affects the life quality of patients. At present, a series of new advances have been made in the pathogenesis of ITP, particularly, in the abnormal cellular immunity. However, in the medical studiess generally research of ITP cellular immunity was limited. Therefore, it is urgent to establish an ideal ITP model for the study of ITP pathogenesis, so as to contribute to promote the ITP new treatment progeamme...
February 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Sarah A Robertson, Hanan H Wahid, Peck Yin Chin, Mark R Hutchinson, Lachlan M Moldenhauer, Jeffrey A Keelan
Inflammatory activation, a major driver of preterm birth and subsequent neonatal morbidity, is an attractive pharmacological target for new preterm birth therapeutics. Inflammation elicited by intraamniotic infection is causally associated with preterm birth, particularly in infants delivered ≤34 weeks' gestation. However, sterile triggers of PTB, including placental ischaemic injury, uterine distention, cervical disease, or imbalance in the immune response, also act through inflammatory mediators released in response to tissue damage...
January 30, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Charlotte A Lee, Anil Dhawan, Valeria Iansante, Sharon Lehec, Shirin Elizabeth Khorsandi, Celine Filippi, Simon Walker, Raquel Fernandez-Dacosta, Nigel Heaton, Sanjay Bansal, Ragai R Mitry, Emer Fitzpatrick
Neonatal livers are a potential source of good quality hepatocytes for clinical transplantation. We compared viability and function of neonatal and adult hepatocytes, and report their clinical use both intra-portally and in alginate microbeads. Following isolation from donor livers, hepatocyte function was assessed using albumin, alpha-1 antitrypsin and factor VII. Metabolic function was investigated by measuring resorufin conjugation, ammonia metabolism, UGT enzyme activity and cytochrome P450 function following induction...
January 21, 2018: Liver Transplantation
Keti Vitanova, Cornelius Leopold, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Cordula Wolf, Elisabeth Beran, Rüdiger Lange, Julie Cleuziou
BACKGROUND:  Systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt placement is an established palliative procedure for congenital heart disease. Although it is thought to be a simple operation, it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS:  Data for all neonates who underwent surgery for a systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt between 2000 and 2016 were reviewed. The study endpoints were shunt failure and shunt-related mortality. Shunt failure was defined as a shunt dysfunction because of thrombosis or stenosis requiring intervention or reoperation; shunt mortality was defined as death because of a shunt dysfunction...
January 19, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Nikolaos Panousis, Nektarios Siachos, Georgios Kitkas, Emmanouil Kalaitzakis, Maria Kritsepi-Konstantinou, Georgios E Valergakis
Data regarding hematologic reference intervals (RI) for neonatal calves have not been published yet. The aims of this study were: a) to establish hematology RIs for neonatal Holstein calves, b) to compare them with the RIs for lactating cows, and c) to investigate the relationship of age and gender with the hematologic profile of calves. Two-hundred and fifty-four clinically healthy Holstein calves (1-9days old, from 30 farms) and 82 healthy Holstein cows (between 30 and 150days in milk, from 10 farms) were blood sampled once for a complete blood count evaluation, using the ADVIA 120 hematology analyzer...
January 9, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
Gisela Wegnelius, Katarina Bremme, Pelle G Lindqvist
: The current study is performed to assess a routine for treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura in pregnancy. A prospective programme for monitoring and treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin or cortisone in pregnancies with immune thrombocytopenic purpura was suggested to all delivery units in Sweden. Treatment should be avoided if platelet counts were more than 20 × 10/l during pregnancy with no bleeding complications and with a target of 100 × 10/l at delivery. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis were used...
January 10, 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Shurui Bu, Yuxian Wang, Shuqing Sun, Yanqian Zheng, Zhu Jin, Jianming Zhi
HELLP syndrome remains a leading cause of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide, which symptoms include hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count. The objective of this study was to determine whether HELLP is associated with AT1-AA. The positive rate and titer of AT1-AA in plasma from pregnant women were determined, and the correlation of AT1-AA titer with the grade of HELLP was analyzed. A HELLP rat model established by intravenous injection of AT1-AA. Our experimental results show the AT1-AA titer and positive rate were significantly higher in HELLP group, and AT1-AA titer were positively correlated with the level of TNF-α and ET-1 in plasma and the grade of HELLP syndrome...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
E Refsum, S Meinke, G Gryfelt, A Wikman, P Höglund
BACKGROUND: In fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT), maternal alloantibodies directed against paternally-derived platelet antigens are transported across the placenta to the fetus, where they may cause thrombocytopenia. The most serious complication of FNAIT is an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), which may cause death or life-long disability of the child. Apart from alloantibody-mediated platelet destruction, the clinical outcome in FNAIT may be affected by properties of neonatal platelets and possible functional effects on platelets caused by maternal alloantibodies...
December 29, 2017: Thrombosis Research
Federica Boraldi, Jorge S Burns, Angelica Bartolomeo, Massimo Dominici, Daniela Quaglino
BACKGROUND AIMS: Numerous cellular models have been developed to investigate calcification for regenerative medicine applications and for the identification of therapeutic targets in various complications associated with age-related diseases. However, results have often been contradictory due to specific culture conditions, cell type ontogeny and aging status. Human platelet lysate (hPL) has been recently investigated as valuable alternative to fetal bovine serum (FBS) in cell culture and bone regeneration...
December 27, 2017: Cytotherapy
Benjamin J Samelson-Jones, Paula M Kramer, Michael Chicka, William T Gunning Iii, Michele P Lambert
MYH9-related disease is a rare cause of thrombocytopenia. We report an infant girl who presented with severe thrombocytopenia at birth and was initially diagnosed with and treated for neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. However, persistent thrombocytopenia led to the suspicion of congenital thrombocytopenia and subsequent identification of a novel variant in MYH9 (E1421K). In silico analysis strongly predicts that this is a disruptive substitution. Immunofluorescent analysis of neutrophils demonstrates abnormal aggregates of MYH9 protein...
December 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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