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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906107/previously-undiagnosed-hereditary-spherocytosis-in-a-patient-with-jaundice-and-pyelonephritis-a-case-report
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Yuki Tateno, Ryoji Suzuki, Yukihiro Kitamura
BACKGROUND: Hereditary spherocytosis is autosomal dominant inherited extravascular hemolytic disorder and is the commonest cause of inherited hemolysis in northern Europe and the United States. The classical clinical features of hereditary spherocytosis are anemia, jaundice, and splenomegaly. However, all of these classical features are not always revealed in the case of mild hemolysis or when hemolysis is well compensated. Patients with hereditary spherocytosis may remain undiagnosed for years if their hemolysis is mild...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905971/trends-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-among-children-under-5-in-ethiopia-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
#2
Amare Deribew, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kebede Deribe, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Yihunie Lakew, Azmeraw T Amare, Semaw F Abera, Mesoud Mohammed, Abiy Hiruye, Efrem Teklay, Awoke Misganaw, Nicholas Kassebaum
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality over the last two decades. However, the under-5 mortality rate in Ethiopia is still higher than the under-5 mortality rates of several low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). On the other hand, the patterns and causes of child mortality have not been well investigated in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to investigate the mortality trend, causes of death, and risk factors among children under 5 in Ethiopia during 1990-2013...
November 14, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905033/reaction-of-lymphoid-organs-to-injection-of-iron-carbon-nanoparticles
#3
Yu S Khramtsova, N V Tyumentseva, B G Yushkov, E A Silant'eva, S Yu Medvedeva, I V Byzov, M A Uimin, A E Ermakov
The distribution of iron-carbon nanoparticles in FeC-DSPE-PEG-2000 modification (micellar particles with structure (Fe) core-carbon shell; PEG-based coating) is studied. The greater part of the nanoparticles accumulated in the spleen and liver, a small amount in the lungs, and the minimum amount in the thymus. The structural changes in the lymphoid organs were minor and involved only the microcirculatory bed. Analysis of the peripheral blood showed manifest anemia, thrombocytopenia, and leukocytosis.
December 1, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904864/nephrotic-range-proteinuria-and-peripheral-edema-in-a-child-not-only-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
#4
Valentina Dolcemascolo, Marina Vivarelli, Manuela Colucci, Francesca Diomedi-Camassei, Rossella Piras, Marta Alberti, Francesco Emma
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is defined by the simultaneous occurrence of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury due to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) mainly occurring in renal and cerebral microvessels. Although the most common cause of HUS in children is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, atypical forms in which Shiga toxin is not the trigger may occur. Research over the last few years has shown that complement dysregulation secondary to mutations of genes coding for proteins involved in the regulation of the alternative pathway of complement account for most forms of atypical HUS (aHUS)...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904656/the-berlin-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-for-tailored-innovative-therapeutic-strategies-for-multiple-sclerosis-related-fatigue
#5
REVIEW
Christian Veauthier, Helge Hasselmann, Stefan M Gold, Friedemann Paul
More than 80% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients suffer from fatigue. Despite this, there are few therapeutic options and evidence-based pharmacological treatments are lacking. The associated societal burden is substantial (MS fatigue is a major reason for part-time employment or early retirement), and at least one out of four MS patients view fatigue as the most burdensome symptom of their disease. The mechanisms underlying MS-related fatigue are poorly understood, and objective criteria for distinguishing and evaluating levels of fatigue and tiredness have not yet been developed...
2016: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904114/two-cases-of-proteinase-3-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-pr3-anca-related-nephritis-in-infectious-endocarditis
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Kazuya Hirai, Naoto Miura, Masabumi Yoshino, Kanyu Miyamoto, Hironobu Nobata, Takuhito Nagai, Keisuke Suzuki, Shogo Banno, Hirokazu Imai
We herein report two cases of proteinase 3-anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR3-ANCA)-related nephritis in infectious endocarditis. In both cases, the patients were middle-aged men with proteinuria and hematuria, hypoalbuminemia, decreased kidney function, anemia, elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, and PR3-ANCA positivity. Each had bacteremia, due to Enterococcus faecium in one and Streptococcus bovis in the other. One patient received aortic valve replacement therapy for aortic regurgitation with vegetation, and the other underwent tricuspid valve replacement therapy and closure of a ventricular septic defect to treat tricuspid regurgitation with vegetation...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904106/fatal-hemorrhagic-gastrointestinal-angioectasia-after-bone-marrow-transplantation-for-dyskeratosis-congenita
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Jin Imai, Takayoshi Suzuki, Marie Yoshikawa, Makiko Dekiden, Hirohiko Nakae, Fumio Nakahara, Shingo Tsuda, Hajime Mizukami, Jun Koike, Muneki Igarashi, Hiromasa Yabe, Tetsuya Mine
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a rare inherited disease in which the telomere complex cannot be maintained. Shortened telomeres can cause a number of clinical conditions. We herein report a case of unrelated bone marrow transplantation due to aplastic anemia associated with DC. The patient died of uncontrollable refractory intestinal bleeding. Three cases of DC with life-threatening hemorrhaging after transplantation have been reported; however, the bleeding origin could not be determined. Our case is the only patient in which a gastrointestinal bleeding point, jejunal multiple angioectasia, was determined...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903998/survival-benefit-of-hemodiafiltration-compared-with-prolonged-high-flux-hemodialysis
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Petar S Djuric, Aleksandar Jankovic, Jovan Popovic, Jelena Tosic Dragovic, Ana Bulatovic, Zivka Djuric, Milos Mitrovic, Nada Dimkovic
INTRODUCTION:  Patients on dialysis have a high rate of death, mainly of cardiovascular cause. Nephrologists are actively looking for ways to improve patients' outcomes, and alternative dialysis strategies, such as long conventional hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration, are currently being investigated. The aim of this study was to compare anemia, nutrition, inflammation, mineral metabolism, and 3-year survival rates between patients treated with hemodiafiltration and prolonged high-flux hemodialysis (HFH)...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903525/glycosylphosphatidylinositol-specific-t-cells-ifn%C3%AE-producing-t-cells-and-pathogenesis-of-idiopathic-aplastic-anemia
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Lucia Gargiulo, Yoshitaka Zaimoku, Barbara Scappini, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Rie Ohumi, Lucio Luzzatto, Shinji Nakao, Rosario Notaro
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November 30, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903446/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-an-under-recognized-cause-of-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-in-adolescents-admitted-to-a-children-s-hospital
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Sofya Maslyanskaya, Hina J Talib, Jennifer L Northridge, Amanda M Jacobs, Chanelle Coble, Susan M Coupey
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ovulatory dysfunction due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common underlying etiology of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) in adolescents requiring hospitalization and to explore etiology, treatment and complications of AUB with severe anemia in adolescents. DESIGN: We identified females aged 8 to 20 years admitted to a children's hospital for treatment of AUB from January 2000 to December 2014. Our hospital protocol advises hormonal testing for PCOS and other disorders prior to treatment for AUB...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903337/-risk-factors-for-perioperative-stroke-in-aged-patients-undergoing-nonneurologic-and-noncardiovascular-surgery
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B L Jiang, L Yao, Y Feng, J H Liu
Objective: To assess the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of perioperative stroke in aged patients undergoing nonneurologic and noncardiovascular surgery. Methods: A total of 21 419 in-patients who were older than 65 years undergoing nonneurologic and noncardiovascular surgery in Peking University People's Hospital from January 2010 to May 2016 were retrospectively recruited in this study.The patients were divided into two groups: patients with perioperative stroke were allocated in stroke group, and the other patients were in the non-stroke group...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903235/erythropoietin-enhances-the-cytotoxic-effect-of-hydrogen-peroxide-on-colon-cancer-cells
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Tankiewicz-Kwedlo Anna, Hermanowicz Justyna Magdalena, Surażynski Arkadiusz, Kwedlo Wojciech, Rożkiewicz Dariusz, Pawlak Krystyna, Domaniewski Tomasz, Pawlak Dariusz
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients treated with alkylating agents and radiotherapy are exposed to high level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in tissues. ROS can involve superoxide free radicals, peroxynitrite, singlet oxygen, nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide. It is well documented that increased exposure to oxygen through a high metabolic rate could lead to a shortened life span. Ionizing radiation, use of drugs and the development of cancer can lead to cancer-induced anemia. Recombinant human erythropoietin (Epo) supplementation is one of the methods for treating anemia...
November 15, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902998/autoimmune-cytopenias-diagnosis-management
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Christian P Nixon, Joseph D Sweeney
The autoimmune cytopenias are a related group of disorders in which differentiated hematopoietic cells are destroyed by the immune system. Single lineage disease is characterized by the production of autoantibodies against red cells (autoimmune hemolytic anemia [AIHA]), platelets (autoimmune thrombocytopenia [ITP]) and neutrophils (autoimmune neutropenia [AIN]) whereas multilineage disease may include various combinations of these conditions. Central to the genesis of this disease is the breakdown of central and/or peripheral tolerance, and the subsequent production of autoantibodies by both tissue and circulating self-reactive B lymphocytes with support from T helper lymphocytes...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902478/a-retrospective-clinical-study-of-comparing-paclitaxel-plus-s-1-versus-paclitaxel-plus-cisplatin-as-the-first-line-treatment-for-patients-with-advanced-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#14
Hai-Ying Wang, Zhi-Hua Yao, Hong Tang, Yan Zhao, Shui-Ling Jin, Wen-Ping Zhou, Shu-Na Yao, Shu-Jun Yang, Yan-Yan Liu, Su-Xia Luo
BACKGROUND: In advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), paclitaxel plus cisplatin are considered as active and tolerable. The current clinical study was conducted to retrospectively compare the efficacy and safety of first-line paclitaxel/S-1(PS) and paclitaxel/cisplatin(TP) regimens in advanced ESCC. RESULTS: The overall response rate of PS was slightly, but not significantly, higher (25 patients, 46%) than that of TP (23 patients, 39%, P = 0.432). Median overall survival (OS) was similar for PS and TP (11...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901246/chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly-population
#15
Fábio Nasser Santos, Tiago Biachi de Castria, Marcelo Rocha Souza Cruz, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are over 70 years of age at diagnosis. Despite this fact, these patients are underrepresented in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). As a consequence, the most appropriate regimens for these patients are controversial, and the role of single-agent or combination therapy is unclear. In this setting, a critical systematic review of RCTs in this group of patients is warranted. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of different cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens for previously untreated elderly patients with advanced (stage IIIB and IV) NSCLC...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900992/improved-intermittent-clamped-drainage-in-lower-lumbar-internal-fixation-a-randomized-prospective-study
#16
Qing-Ying Hao, Chu-Yin Liu, Chan-Juan Fu, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Ming-Sheng Tan
BACKGROUND: Continuous negative pressure drainage (CNPD) is widely used after lower lumbar internal fixation; however, it may cause tremendous blood loss and lead to postoperative hemorrhagic anemia. The present study explored the efficacy and safety of improved intermittent-clamped drainage (ICD) for lower lumbar internal fixation. METHODS: This was a prospective study that included 156 patients with decompression of the spinal canal and internal fixation for the first time from January 2012 to December 2014...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900969/proteinuria-graft-outcomes-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-a-south-african-public-hospital
#17
Aminu Muhammad Sakajiki, Sagren Naidoo, P Manga, M S Nazir, S Naicker
Proteinuria is a marker of poor long-term graft survival and an independent risk factor for total and cardiovascular mortality in the transplant population. We investigated the prevalence of proteinuria and its relationship with graft function and cardiovascular risk factors in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Adult KTRs at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital were recruited. Patients' records were reviewed for information on their posttransplant follow-up. Echocardiography and carotid Doppler were performed for the assessment of cardiac status and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), respectively...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900963/initiation-of-darbepoetin-for-management-of-anemia-in-non-dialysis-dependent-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Fatma Al Raisi, Issa Al Salmi, Pramod Kamble, Muna Al Shehri, Faissal A M Shaheen
The anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common comorbidity seen in kidney diseases. It is also associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and diminished quality of life. Often, patients with CKD of different stages require erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to maintain their hemoglobin (Hb) within the target range. Darbepoetin alfa is a newer ESA with a longer half-life than recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO). The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety profile of twice-monthly (Q2W) and once a month (1QM) darbepoetin alfa in CKD patients, not on dialysis...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900761/the-effect-of-iron-balance-on-platelet-counts-in-blood-donors
#19
Anne F Eder, Yu Ying Yau, Kamille West
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytosis (or, less commonly, thrombocytopenia) is associated with iron-deficiency anemia and resolves with iron therapy. Many volunteer blood donors have low iron stores, with or without anemia. Iron balance could affect platelet counts in blood donors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Whole blood donors deferred for finger-stick hemoglobin levels less than 12.5 g/dL were evaluated by complete blood count and serum iron panel before and after oral iron treatment...
November 29, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899852/baseline-hemoglobin-levels-associated-with-one-year-mortality-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients
#20
Cheng-Wei Liu, Pen-Chih Liao, Kuo-Chin Chen, Jung-Cheng Hsu, Ai-Hsien Li, Chung-Ming Tu, Yen-Wen Wu
BACKGROUND: The association between hemoglobin (Hb) levels and mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to examine the mortality among STEMI patients with anemia or erythrocytosis, and further establish the relationship between mortality and the increment of Hb level. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2012, 951 consecutive patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention in a medical center in Northern Taiwan were enrolled in our study, including 535 patients with normal Hb level, 148 with anemia (male Hb ≤ 13 g/dl, female ≤ 12) and 268 with erythrocytosis (male Hb ≥ 16, female ≥ 15)...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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