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Normal levels of hemoglobin in children

Zeynep Canan Özdemir, Yeter Düzenli Kar, Eren Gündüz, Ayşe Bozkurt Turhan, Özcan Bör
OBJECTIVE: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for thromboembolic events, although the pathogenesis of the development of thromboembolism in IDA is as yet unclear. The likelihood of children with IDA contracting hypercoagulability was evaluated in this cross-sectional study using rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM). MATERIAL AND METHOD: A total of 57 children with IDA (median age 11 years; 37 female, 20 male) and 48 healthy children (median age 9...
March 15, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Jennifer A Muszynski, Ron W Reeder, Mark W Hall, Robert A Berg, Thomas P Shanley, Christopher J L Newth, Murray M Pollack, David Wessel, Joseph Carcillo, Rick Harrison, Kathleen L Meert, J Michael Dean, Tammara Jenkins, Robert F Tamburro, Heidi J Dalton
OBJECTIVES: To determine RBC transfusion practice and relationships between RBC transfusion volume and mortality in infants and children treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a multicenter prospective observational study. SETTING: Eight pediatric institutions within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network...
March 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Rebecka Andreasson, Charlotte Ekelund, Mona Landin-Olsson, Charlotta Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) is a metabolic disease causing hyperglycemia due to β-cell destruction. Despite adequate treatment, complications such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) are common. The first aim was to investigate if acute onset of type 1 diabetes differed between those who had developed retinopathy and who had not after 15 years from diagnosis. The second aim was to investigate if mean glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels affect the time to development of DR...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Sanaa S Aly, Hanan M Fayed, Ahlam M Ismail, Gehan L Abdel Hakeem
BACKGROUND: Iron plays an important role in body defense and essential for normal immune system development where its deficiency may result in an inadequate immune response. We aimed to assess the lymphocyte subsets in childhood iron deficiency anemia (IDA) with their laboratory correlations. METHODS: Fifty IDA (< 18 years) and 25 age and sex-matched healthy children were enrolled and a complete history was obtained and clinical examination was performed. Complete blood count, serum iron, total iron binding capacity and serum ferritin, were performed...
February 12, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Thibaud Lefebvre, Niloofar Reihani, Raed Daher, Thierry Billette de Villemeur, Nadia Belmatoug, Christian Rose, Yves Colin-Aronovicz, Hervé Puy, Caroline Le Van Kim, Mélanie Franco, Zoubida Karim
Gaucher disease is an inherited deficiency of glucocerebrosidase leading to accumulation of glucosylceramide in tissues such as the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. The resulting lipid-laden macrophages lead to the appearance of Gaucher cells. Anemia associated with an unexplained hyperferritinemia is a frequent finding in Gaucher disease, but whether this pathogenesis is related to an iron metabolism disorder has remained unclear. To investigate this issue, we explored the iron status of a large cohort of 90 type I Gaucher disease patients, including 66 patients treated with enzyme replacement therapy...
January 5, 2018: Haematologica
Christian L Roth, Clinton Elfers, Christiane S Hampe
BACKGROUND: With the rising prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in obese children, it is becoming imperative to detect disturbed glucose metabolism as early as possible in order to prevent T2D development. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 92 obese children (median age 11.7 years, 51% female) and 7 lean children (median age 11.4 years, 57% female) who underwent an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in a tertiary pediatric care center. Glucose tolerance was assessed and different indices for β-cell function, insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion were calculated...
December 14, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
Shaina M Willen, Mark T Gladwin
Patient case: An 18-year-old male patient with homozygous hemoglobin SS disease was evaluated for progressive dyspnea and elevated tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRV) on echocardiography. The patient's case is described in detail in Lancet 1 He had been treated with regular transfusions since childhood for stroke, had rare episodes of vaso-occlusive pain episodes, and did not take narcotic pain medications. He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema. His laboratory tests were notable for a total hemoglobin level of 11...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
Simon Kotlyar, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Julius Nteziyaremye, Samuel O Akech, Sophie Uyoga, Rita Muhindo, Christopher L Moore, Kathryn Maitland
OBJECTIVES: Perturbed hemodynamic function complicates severe malaria. The Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy trial demonstrated that fluid resuscitation, involving children with severe malaria, was associated with increased mortality, primarily due to cardiovascular collapse, suggesting that myocardial dysfunction may have a role. The aim of this study was to characterize cardiac function in children with severe malaria. DESIGN: A prospective observational study with clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic data collected at presentation (T0) and 24 hours (T1) in children with severe malaria...
March 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
S-X Li, H-W Zhang, H Cao, H-X Zou, Y-Y Yin, F Sui, X Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We studied the clinical effects of ascending colon patching ileorectal heart-shaped anastomosis in treating total colonic aganglionosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2006 to June 2013, 15 children with severe abdominal distension, low small intestine obstruction and intestinal perforation in the neonatal period, were enrolled in this study. In phase I, patients received emergency terminal ileum stoma plus multi-site colonic biopsy and 6 to 12 months later, ascending colon patching ileorectal heart-shaped anastomosis was conducted in phase II...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Shiekh Awoda, Ahmed A Daak, Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Kebreab Ghebremeskel, Mustafa I Elbashir
Background: It has been reported that patients with SCD do have an abnormal coagulation profile. Coagulopathy is thought to be one of the key factors that contribute to the vaso-occlusive crisis that characterises sickle cell disease (SCD). In this study, we investigated whether Sudanese sickle cell patients have an abnormal coagulation profile. In addition, the effect of treatment with either omega-3 fatty acids or hydroxyurea on coagulation profile was assessed. Methods: Homozygous SCD patients untreated (n = 52), omega-3 treated (n = 44), hydroxyurea (HU) treated (n = 8) and healthy (HbAA) controls (n = 52) matched for age (4-20 years), gender and socioeconomic status were enrolled...
2017: BMC Hematology
Christina M Parrinello, Bryan J Rudolph, Mariana Lazo, Linda C Gallo, Bharat Thyagarajan, Scott J Cotler, Qibin Qi, Tossaporn Seeherunvong, Denise C Vidot, Howard D Strickler, Robert C Kaplan, Carmen R Isasi
BACKGROUND: Associations of insulin resistance and hyperglycemia with a panel of liver enzymes have not been well studied in a young, heterogenous Hispanic/Latino population. We aimed to assess the associations of insulin resistance and glycemia with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), as measured by liver enzymes and the pediatric NAFLD fibrosis index (PNFI), and whether these associations are modified by body mass index and mediated by inflammation or endothelial dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 1317 boys and girls aged 8 to 16 years from the Hispanic Community Children's Health Study/Study of Latino Youth...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Ikbal Ok Bozkaya, Nese Yarali, Murat Kizilgün, Secil Ozkan, Bahattin Tunc
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the plasma holoTC and serum vitamin B12 in children and to identify a cutoff cobalamin values according to holoTC. One hundred and fifty-five children were enrolled into the study. All children were evaluated for hemoglobin, vitamin B12, folate, ferritin and holoTC levels. Children were grouped as with low vitamin B12 level (≤200 pg/mL, group I) and normal vitamin B12 (>200 pg/mL, group II). Serum vitamin B12, and holoTC levels were performed in each patient in the study...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Pierre Demaret, Oliver Karam, Marisa Tucci, Jacques Lacroix, Hélène Behal, Alain Duhamel, Frédéric Lebrun, André Mulder, Stéphane Leteurtre
BACKGROUND: Anemia is prevalent at pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission and incident during PICU stay, but little is known about anemia at PICU discharge . Anemia after critical illness is an important issue because it could impact post-PICU outcome. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of anemia at PICU discharge and to determine its risk markers. METHODS: This is an ancillary study of a prospective observational study on transfusion practices conducted in the PICU of a tertiary care children's hospital...
October 24, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
Joanna Gołębiewska, Andrzej Olechowski, Marta Wysocka-Mincewicz, Dominik Odrobina, Marta Baszyńska-Wilk, Artur Groszek, Mieczysław Szalecki, Wojciech Hautz
PURPOSE: To assess the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) retinal vessel density and foveal avascular zone (FAZ) in children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and compare potential pathologic early changes in this population to healthy age-matched controls. METHODS: This study included 130 pubescent children: 94 with T1D (188 eyes) and 36 of their age-matched control group (60 eyes). OCTA was performed using AngioVue (Avanti, Optivue). FAZ area (mm2) in superficial plexus, whole superficial capillary vessel density (wsVD), fovea superficial vessel density (fsVD), parafovea superficial vessel density (psVD), whole deep vessel density (wdVD), fovea deep vessel density (fdVD), parafovea deep vessel density (pdVD), foveal thickness (FT) (μm) and parafoveal thickness (PFT) (μm) were taken into analysis...
2017: PloS One
Serkan Gunes, Ozalp Ekinci, Tanju Celik
BACKGROUND: High prevalence of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) has been reported in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, there is a limited number of studies about the association between iron deficiency parameters and clinical symptoms of ASD. This study aims to compare hemoglobin, hematocrit, iron, ferritin, MCV, and RDW levels between ASD patients and healthy controls and to investigate the correlation between these values and clinical symptoms of ASD...
September 21, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Hong-Bo Xu, Mei Tan, Jian Lu, Mao-Qiang Tian, Yan Chen
In this study, two school-aged children had an acute onset in spring and had the manifestations of fever, headache, vomiting, disturbance of consciousness, purpura and ecchymosis, and positive meningeal irritation sign. There were increases in peripheral white blood cells and neutrophils, but reductions in the hemoglobin level and platelet count in the two children. They had a significant increase in C-reactive protein. There were hundreds or thousands of white blood cells in the cerebrospinal fluid, mainly neutrophils...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Randa M Matter, Iman A Ragab, Alaa M Roushdy, Ahmed G Ahmed, Hanan H Aly, Eman A Ismail
OBJECTIVES: Congenital heart defects are common noninfectious causes of mortality in children. Bleeding and thrombosis are both limiting factors in the management of such patients. We assessed the frequency of thrombocytopenia in pediatric patients with congenital cyanotic heart disease (CCHD) and evaluated determinants of platelet count including immature platelet fraction (IPF) and their role in the pathogenesis of thrombocytopenia. METHODS: Forty-six children and adolescents with CCHD during pre-catheter visits were studied; median age was 20...
September 7, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
Priya Hariharan, Madhavi Sawant, Manju Gorivale, Ruma Manchanda, Roshan Colah, K Ghosh, Anita Nadkarni
Co-inheritance of gamma and beta globin gene mutations in a compound heterozygous state is rare but of clinical interest as it provides an important data on understanding the HbF expression. Hematological analysis was carried out (Sysmex KX-21). F-cells were enumerated using flow cytometry. Beta globin gene was analysed by CRDB technique and by DNA sequencing. Gamma globin promoter region was sequenced and expression studies were carried out using real time Taqman assay. We report a family, where two inherited defects of the β globin gene cluster segregate...
October 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
Antonina Marta Cangelosi, Ilaria Bonacini, Roberta Pia Serra, Dora Di Mauro, Brunella Iovane, Valentina Fainardi, Carla Mastrorilli, Maurizio Vanelli
AIM: to investigate how much effectiveness of the historical campaign of DKA prevention at T1D diagnosis has survived in Parma's province where this was launched in Nineties, and how much it has spontaneously spread in the neighboring provinces. METHOD: children aged 6-14 years with newly diagnosed TID coming from province of Parma (Group 1) and from two other nearby provinces (Group 2)  were investigated. Clinical and laboratory data were retrospectively collected from medical files of each patient and included age, gender, capillary pH, serum bicarbonate, 3-beta-hydroxybutyrate (3HB), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) at the time of admittance from 1st January 2012 and 31 December 2016...
August 23, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Makiko Sekiyama, Katrin Roosita, Ryutaro Ohtsuka
School lunch is not provided in public elementary schools in Indonesia, and students frequently buy and eat snacks at school. We hypothesized that providing a traditional Sundanese meal as school lunch would be beneficial for children in rural West Java. To test this hypothesis, we evaluated the effect of a 1-month school lunch intervention aiming at sustainability and based on children's nutritional intake, hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, and body mass index (BMI). A lunch (including rice, vegetable dish, animal protein dish, plant protein dish, and fruit) containing one-third of the recommended daily allowance of energy was offered every school day for 1 month, targeting 68 fourth-grade elementary schoolchildren...
August 12, 2017: Nutrients
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