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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688853/gender-difference-in-health-related-quality-of-life-and-associated-factors-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-attending-anti-retroviral-therapy-at-public-health-facilities-western-ethiopia-comparative-cross-sectional-study
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Delelegn Yilma Gebremichael, Kokeb Tesfamariam Hadush, Ermiyas Mulu Kebede, Robel Tezera Zegeye
BACKGROUND: Though HIV/AIDS has multidimensional consequences on quality of life, there is a gap in measuring and monitoring health related quality of life of HIV/AIDS patients. Hence, this study intended to measure health related quality of life domains and associated determinants among people living with HIV/AIDS in western Ethiopia. METHODS: A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted among 520 HIV/AIDS patients on anti-retroviral therapy in public health facilities in West Shoa Zone, Western Ethiopia from April to May, 2016...
April 23, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687957/colonic-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-in-patients-taking-anticoagulants-is-heparin-bridging-therapy-necessary
#2
Minoru Fujita, Takahisa Murao, Motoyasu Osawa, Shinsuke Hirai, Shinya Fukushima, Syogen Yo, Rui Nakato, Manabu Ishii, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Takahiko Tamaki, Takashi Sakakibara, Akiko Shiotani
AIM: Heparin bridging therapy (HBT) reportedly increases the risk of post-procedural bleeding, and the safety of HBT during endoscopic interventions remains unclear. We evaluated the effects of peri-procedural HBT in patients taking anticoagulants who underwent colonic endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). METHODS: Patients who underwent colonic EMR while taking a single anticoagulant agent were enrolled in this study. All patients underwent short-term cessation of anticoagulants either without HBT (non-HBT group, prospectively enrolled) or with HBT (HBT group, retrospectively enrolled)...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687787/drug-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-with-certolizumab-pegol
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Mehmet Baysal, Elif Gülsüm Ümit, Fatih Sarıtaş, Nil Su Kodal, Ahmet Muzaffer Demir
BACKGROUND: Certolizumab pegol is used to treat ankylosing spondylitis (AS), chron disease, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In contrast to other monoclonal antibodies such as infliximab and adalimumab, certolizumab does not contain an Fc fraction and hence, does not induce complement activation. In this case, we are presenting a case with thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) due to certolizumab pegol, with a touch of pathophysiological approach to TMA. CASE REPORT: A-39-year-old man with AS of ten years presented with fatigue...
April 24, 2018: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683951/respiratory-distress-and-severe-anemia-in-a-child-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-hemosiderosis
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Münevver T Temel, Levent Temel, Mehmet E Coskun, Bugra T Konduk, Sinan Akbayram, Abdullah T Demiryürek
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis is an infrequent cause of pulmonary hemorrhage in children. It is classically defined by the triad of recurrent hemoptysis, iron-deficiency anemia, and diffuse parenchymal infiltration without an obvious cause. The pathogenesis remains unexplained, diagnosis may be difficult, and the clinical course exceedingly variable. A 4-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital with complaints of dyspnea, and skin and mucous membrane pallor. The suspicion of idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis led to the use of corticosteroid therapy with rapid improvement in clinical condition and discharge from hospital...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683945/ebv-related-cold-agglutinin-disease-presenting-with-conjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-a-pediatric-case-report-and-mini-review
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Elpis Mantadakis, Eleftherios Chatzimichael, Eftychia Kontekaki, Maria Panopoulou, Georges Martinis, Aggelos Tsalkidis
Hemolytic anemia occurs in only 1% to 3% of hospitalized patients with infectious mononucleosis. The authors describe an 8-year-old girl without cervical lymphadenopathy or splenomegaly, who presented with conjugated hyperbilirubinemia and was diagnosed with cold agglutinin disease caused by an immunoglobulin M autoantibody with anti-i specificity. Acute Epstein-Barr virus infection was confirmed by serological and molecular methods. She recovered uneventfully after a 3-week course of methylprednisolone. Epstein-Barr virus infection should be considered in any case of hemolytic anemia associated with hepatic dysfunction, especially when direct antiglobulin test is positive for C3d...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681820/use-of-eltrombopag-in-improving-poor-graft-function-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Samip Master, Ashish Dwary, Richard Mansour, Glenn M Mills, Nebu Koshy
Eltrombopag is a thrombopoietin agonist and has been used in aplastic anemia and post-transplantation thrombocytopenia. The c-MPL receptor is present on hematopoietic stem cells. There are no reports of eltrombopag utilization for improving poor graft function in the post-transplant setting. Here were report a case of a young female with post-transplant poor graft function as evident from the low absolute neutrophil count, anemia, and thrombocytopenia on day 60. Eltrombopag was started on day 72 and resulted in improvement in all 3 cell lines...
January 2018: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677205/anemia-in-tuberculosis-cases-and-household-controls-from-tanzania-contribution-of-disease-coinfections-and-the-role-of-hepcidin
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Jerry Hella, Colin I Cercamondi, Francis Mhimbira, Mohamed Sasamalo, Nicole Stoffel, Marcel Zwahlen, Thomas Bodmer, Sebastien Gagneux, Klaus Reither, Michael B Zimmermann, Lorenz Risch, Lukas Fenner
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) induces a systemic inflammatory state affecting iron homeostasis. Patients with TB often have additional comorbidities such as anemia which can result in poorer treat outcomes. We studied the contribution of anemia and the role of the iron regulatory hormone hepcidin among TB patients and household contacts. METHODS: We analyzed serum samples from 102 TB cases and 98 controls without TB, matched by age/sex, for hepcidin, iron, and inflammation parameters...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675620/management-of-anemia-in-low-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-treated-with-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-newer-and-older-agents
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Roberto Castelli, Riccardo Schiavon, Valentina Rossi, Giorgio Lambertenghi Deliliers
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders. The International Prognostic Score System (IPSS) groups MDS in lower-risk (IPSS low and intermediate-1) and higher-risk disease (IPSS intermediate-2 and high). AML transformation is the main concern in higher-risk MDS, while anemia and transfusion dependency represent the major issues for low-risk MDS patients. Improving erythropoiesis, and eliminating fatigue and symptoms, is the main therapeutic goal for low-risk MDS patients...
April 19, 2018: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673144/serum-hepcidin-concentration-in-individuals-with-sickle-cell-anemia-basis-for-the-dietary-recommendation-of-iron
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Juliana Omena, Cláudia Dos Santos Cople-Rodrigues, Jessyca Dias do Amaral Cardoso, Andrea Ribeiro Soares, Marcos Kneip Fleury, Flávia Dos Santos Barbosa Brito, Josely Correa Koury, Marta Citelli
Dietary iron requirements in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) remain unclear. SCD is a neglected hemoglobinopathy characterized by intense erythropoietic activity and anemia. Hepcidin is the hormone mainly responsible for iron homeostasis and intestinal absorption. Intense erythropoietic activity and anemia may reduce hepcidin transcription. By contrast, iron overload and inflammation may induce it. Studies on SCD have not evaluated the role of hepcidin in the presence and absence of iron overload. We aimed to compare serum hepcidin concentrations among individuals with sickle cell anemia, with or without iron overload, and those without the disease...
April 17, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669399/the-impact-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-on-the-clinical-phenotype-of-antiphospholipid-antibody-positive-patients-results-from-antiphospholipid-syndrome-alliance-for-clinical-trials-and-international-networking-aps-action-clinical-database-and-repository
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Ozan Unlu, Doruk Erkan, Medha Barbhaiya, Danieli Andrade, Iana Nascimento, Renata Rosa, Alessandra Banzato, Vittorio Pengo, Amaia Ugarte, Maria Gerosa, Lanlan Ji, Maria Efthymiou, D Ware Branch, Guilherme Raires de Jesus, Angela Tincani, H Michael Belmont, Paul R Fortin, Michelle Petri, Esther Rodriguez, Guillermo J Pons-Estel, Jason S Knight, Tatsuya Atsumi, Rohan Willis, Stephane Zuily, Maria G Tektonidou
OBJECTIVE: Although systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common autoimmune disease associated with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), limited data exist on the impact of SLE on the clinical phenotype of aPL-positive patients. The primary objective was to compare the clinical, laboratory, and treatment characteristics of aPL-positive patients with or without SLE. METHODS: A secure web-based data capture system stores patient demographics, and aPL-related clinical and laboratory characteristics...
April 18, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669023/the-relevance-of-vitamin-and-iron-deficiency-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-patients-of-the-swiss-ibd-cohort
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Matiar Madanchi, Stefania Fagagnini, Nicolas Fournier, Luc Biedermann, Jonas Zeitz, Edouard Battegay, Lukas Zimmerli, Stephan R Vavricka, Gerhard Rogler, Michael Scharl
Background andAims: Vitamin and iron deficiencies are common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as a result of chronic intestinal inflammation, increase in demand, or dietary restrictions. Here, we assessed the frequency of complications in relation to deficiency of iron, folate acid, and vitamin B12 in patients enrolled in the nationwide Swiss Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort Study (SIBDCS). Methods: A total of 2666 patients were included in the study, 1558 with Crohn's disease (CD) and 1108 with ulcerative colitis (UC)...
April 13, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668536/recurrent-severe-iron-deficiency-anemia-and-thrombocytopenia-in-an-adolescent-male
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Lisa Giordano, Alejandro Llanos-Chea, Alexandra Monde, Ivy Mulinge, Dipti Dighe
An adolescent male presented with recurrent episodes over several years of severe iron deficiency anemia and associated severe thrombocytopenia. The anemia was secondary to chronic blood loss due to ulceration at the site of an ileocolonic anastomosis performed during infancy. We were able to demonstrate complete resolution of thrombocytopenia with the administration of iron, and without using steroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, or platelet transfusions. This is the first reported case of an individual with multiple episodes over several years of thrombocytopenia secondary to recurrent severe iron deficiency anemia, illustrating a predisposition to this complication in a unique patient...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664857/restrictive-versus-liberal-strategy-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-in-orthopaedic-patients
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Wan-Jie Gu, Xiao-Ping Gu, Xiang-Dong Wu, Hao Chen, Joey S W Kwong, Lu-Yang Zhou, Shuo Chen, Zheng-Liang Ma
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend restrictive criteria for red blood-cell transfusion in most clinical settings. However, patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery may require distinct transfusion criteria since benefits and potential harm often vary considerably based on patient characteristics and surgical procedures. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of restrictive transfusion in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, especially in important subgroups. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched to identify randomized controlled trials investigating restrictive (mostly a hemoglobin level of 8...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663115/sofosbuvir-plus-daclatasvir-with-or-without-ribavirin-for-treatment-of-chronic-hcv-genotype-4-patients-real-life-experience
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G Shiha, R Soliman, M ElBasiony, A A Hassan, N N H Mikhail
INTRODUCTION: New regimens involving direct-acting antiviral agents have recently been approved for the treatment of HCV. Our aim was to assess the efficacy and safety of 12 or 24 weeks of Sofosbuvir 400 mg plus Daclatasvir 60 mg, with or without ribavirin (800-1000 mg) in treating chronic hepatitis C genotype 4 patients. METHODS: This is an open-label observational study that describes the effect of 12 week or 24 weeks of daily oral Sofosbuvir (SOF) 400 mg plus Daclatasvir (DCV) 60 mg with or without ribavirin (RBV) with dose adjustment if indicated...
April 16, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662934/bevacizumab-for-refractory-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-rendu-osler-weber-disease
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Carlos Bernardes, Sara Santos, Rafaela Loureiro, Verónica Borges, Gonçalo Ramos
Rendu-Osler-Weber disease, also known as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, is a rare autosomal dominant disorder which is often characterized by recurrent epistaxis, mucocutaneous and gastrointestinal telangiectasias, and visceral arteriovenous malformations. Patients with gastrointestinal involvement can present with a wide spectrum of severity, which may vary from uncomplicated iron deficiency anemia to continuous and refractory bleeding. We present the case of a 62-year-old female, who was admitted with anemia following several episodes of melena, and whose endoscopic examination revealed multiple angiodysplasias in the stomach and small bowel...
March 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662860/splenic-myeloid-metaplasia-in-warm-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-waiha-a-retrospective-study
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Víctor Manuel Anguiano-Álvarez, Alonso Hernández-Company, Nashla Hamdan-Pérez, Daniel Montante-M, Diego A Zúñiga-Tamayo, Sergio Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Alan Pomerantz, Elena J Tuna-Aguilar
Background: Splenic myeloid metaplasia (SMM) is a kind of extramedullary hematopoiesis, whereas its clinical significance in wAIHA remains unclear. The aim of this study is evaluating the frequency and clinical characteristics of SMM, compared with splenic-congestion (SC). Methods: We included patients with wAIHA treated in a Mexican tertiary hospital between January 1992 and December 2015. All patients received steroids as first-line treatment and splenectomy as second-line treatment...
March 2018: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662268/a-pediatric-case-of-pheochromocytoma-without-apparent-hypertension-associated-with-von-hippel-lindau-disease
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Junko Igaki, Akira Nishi, Takeshi Sato, Tomonobu Hasegawa
Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine-secreting tumors. These tumors are rare in children, and they may be associated with hereditary syndromes such as von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. Most pediatric patients with pheochromocytoma present with sustained hypertension, while 10% to 69% of adult patients are asymptomatic. Herein, we present the case of a 12-yr-old Japanese girl with pheochromocytoma due to a germline mutation in the VHL (Arg161Gln). The only complaint was loss of weight. Pyrexia, anemia, and increases in C-reactive protein (CRP) and ferritin were observed...
2018: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661427/hepatitis-c-virus-eradication-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-single-center-experience-in-portugal
#18
A Weigert, S Querido, L Carvalho, L Lebre, C Chagas, P Matias, R Birne, C Nascimento, C Jorge, T Adragão, M Bruges, D Machado
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis C (HCV) is a major cause of liver impairment post-kidney transplantation (KT). Anti-HCV direct-acting antivirals (DAA) made viral eradication possible. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of KT patients (n = 23) who received DAA at our hospital. Sustained viral response (SVR) was defined as absence of viral detection 12 weeks after cessation of therapy. RESULTS: From 1985 to September 2017, 1440 patients underwent transplantation at Hospital Santa Cruz...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657589/prognostic-significance-of-nonsustained-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-receiving-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-primary-prevention-analysis-of-the-japan-cardiac-device-treatment-registry-database
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Hisashi Yokoshiki, Akihiko Shimizu, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Hiroshi Furushima, Yukio Sekiguchi, Tetsuyuki Manaka, Nobuhiro Nishii, Takeshi Ueyama, Norishige Morita, Hideo Okamura, Takashi Nitta, Kenzo Hirao, Ken Okumura
Background: Whether nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) is a marker of increased risk of sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTAs) remains to be established in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-D) for primary prevention. Methods: Among the follow-up data of the Japan cardiac device treatment registry (JCDTR) with an implantation date between January 2011 and August 2015, information regarding a history of NSVT before the CRT-D implantation for primary prevention had been registered in 269 patients...
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656745/severe-adverse-events-impact-overall-survival-and-costs-in-elderly-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-on-second-line-therapy
#20
Hossein Borghaei, Yeun Mi Yim, Annie Guerin, Irina Pivneva, Sherry Shi, Mayank Gandhi, Raluca Ionescu-Ittu
OBJECTIVES: Elderly patients with advanced non-small lung cancer (aNSCLC) represent a high-risk patient population due to disease burden, comorbidities, and performance status, particularly after progressing on first-line therapy. Among elderly patients who receive second-line therapy, treatment related toxicities can have substantial impact on both clinical and economic outcomes. This study assessed the impact of severe adverse events (AEs) during second-line therapy on overall survival (OS) and all-cause heathcare costs in elderly with aNSCLC...
May 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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