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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728885/characterization-of-the-neuropeptidome-of-a-southern-ocean-decapod-the-antarctic-shrimp-chorismus-antarcticus-focusing-on-a-new-decapod-itp-like-peptide-belonging-to-the-chh-peptide-family
#1
Jean-Yves Toullec, Erwan Corre, Perrine Mandon, Marcelo Gonzalez-Aravena, Céline Ollivaux, Chi-Ying Lee
As part of the study of the resilience of Antarctic crustaceans to global warming, the shrimp Chorismus antarcticus was subjected to an analysis of global approach using the Next Generation Sequencing Illumina Hi-Seq platform. With this data a detailed study into the principal neuropeptides and neurohormones of this species have been undertaken. Total RNAs from whole animals were enriched with eyestalk extracts to ensure maximum sequencing depth of the different neurohormones and neuropeptides mainly expressed into the X organ-sinus gland complex, which is a major endocrine organ of their synthesis...
July 17, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726165/long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-splenectomy-for-immune-thrombocytopenia
#2
Kazuhiro Tada, Masayuki Ohta, Kunihiro Saga, Hiroomi Takayama, Teijiro Hirashita, Yuichi Endo, Hiroki Uchida, Yukio Iwashita, Masafumi Inomata
PURPOSE: Splenectomy is the standard therapy for medically refractory immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has gained wide acceptance; however, the long-term outcomes of LS versus open splenectomy (OS) for patients with ITP remain unclear. METHODS: We analyzed, retrospectively, 32 patients who underwent splenectomy, as LS in 22 and OS in 10, for refractory ITP at our institute. Data were evaluated based on the American Society of Hematology 2011 evidence-based practice guidelines for ITP...
July 19, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724194/paving-the-way-for-improved-management-of-severe-itp-in-pregnancy
#3
Andra H James
Those of us who take care of women with blood disorders have few data on which to base our management of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy, particularly immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP). We extrapolate from the management of ITP in nonpregnant individuals and try to raise platelet counts in an attempt to meet the bleeding challenges of childbirth. Thirty years ago we believed that ITP conferred fetal risks similar to those conferred by alloimmune thrombocytopenia. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
July 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723784/thrombocytopenia-in-pregnancy-with-different-diagnoses-differential-clinical-features-treatments-and-outcomes
#4
Xiaoyue Wang, Yan Xu, Wenxiang Luo, Hui Feng, Yizhou Luo, Yanli Wang, Hui Liao
To investigate the clinical features and perinatal treatment of thrombocytopenia induced by different causes during pregnancy.Clinical data from 195 pregnant women with thrombocytopenia attending 2 tertiary hospitals from January 2014 to October 2016 were retrospectively studied. The obtained data were analyzed with SPSS 19.0 software.There were 117 (60.0%), 55 (28.2%), and 23 cases (11.8%) of pregnancy-associated thrombocytopenia (PAT), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (ITP), and hypertensive disorder in pregnancy (PIH), respectively...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718212/effectiveness-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-in-pregnant-women-with-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#5
Yosuke Ono, Arihiro Shiozaki, Noriko Yoneda, Satoshi Yoneda, Osamu Yoshino, Shigeru Saito
Platelet counts increase after eradication of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection in non-pregnant patients with Hp-associated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP); however, improvement in pregnant patients has not yet been reported. We treated four pregnant women for Hp-positive ITP after Hp eradication. In three of four cases, platelet counts increased to levels exceeding 10 × 10(9) /L two weeks after eradication, and these levels were maintained until delivery. Vaginal deliveries were uncomplicated, and no excessive blood loss occurred in any of the cases...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716661/the-prevalence-and-morphometry-of-an-accessory-spleen-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-22-487-patients
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REVIEW
Jens Vikse, Beatrice Sanna, Brandon Michael Henry, Dominik Taterra, Silvia Sanna, Przemysław A Pękala, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: An accessory spleen (AS) is a lobule of splenic tissue found in ectopic locations. Identification of AS is particularly important in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) requiring splenectomy as unrecognized AS can later cause refractory symptoms. The AS can also be a source of significant intraabdominal hemorrhage. The aim of this meta-analysis was to systematically analyze the data on the prevalence, number, location, and morphometry of AS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An extensive search of the major electronic databases was conducted to identify all studies that reported relevant data on the AS...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702029/inflammation-related-gene-polymorphisms-associated-with-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia
#7
Ju Li, Sai Ma, Linlin Shao, Chunhong Ma, Chengjiang Gao, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Ming Hou, Jun Peng
Primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an acquired autoimmune disease characterized by a reduced platelet count and an increased risk of bleeding. Although immense research has improved our understanding of ITP, the pathogenesis remains unclear. Here, we investigated the involvement of 25 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the inflammation-related genes, including CD24, CD226, FCRL3, IL2, IRF5, ITGAM, NLRP3, CARD8, PTPN22, SH2B2, STAT4, TNFAIP3, and TRAF1, in the pathogenesis and treatment response of ITP...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699343/characterization-of-adipogenic-activity-of-house-dust-extracts-and-semi-volatile-indoor-contaminants-in-3t3-l1-cells
#8
Christopher D Kassotis, Kate Hoffman, Heather M Stapleton
Obesity and metabolic disorders are of great societal concern and generate significant human health care costs. Recently, attention has focused on the potential for environmental contaminants to act as metabolic disruptors. This study sought to evaluate the adipogenic activity of indoor house dust extracts and a suite of semivolatile organic chemicals (SVOCs) that are often ubiquitously detected in indoor environments. 3T3-L1 cells were exposed to extracts of indoor dust or individual SVOCs and assessed for triglyceride accumulation and preadipocyte proliferation...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698848/treatment-and-response-of-autoimmune-cytopenia-occurring-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-children
#9
Seok Hwang-Bo, Seong-Koo Kim, Jae Wook Lee, Pil-Sang Jang, Nack-Gyun Chung, Dae-Chul Jeong, Bin Cho, Hack-Ki Kim
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune cytopenia (AIC) is a rare complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). In this study, we reviewed the diagnosis, treatment and response to therapy for pediatric patients with post-HCT AIC at our institution. METHODS: Of the 292 allogeneic HCTs performed from January, 2011 to December, 2015 at the Department of Pediatrics, The Catholic University of Korea, seven were complicated by post-HCT AIC, resulting in an incidence of 2...
June 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698844/dapsone-therapy-for-refractory-immune-thrombocytopenia-patients-a-case-series
#10
Ji Yun Lee, Jeong-Ok Lee, Joo Young Jung, Soo-Mee Bang
BACKGROUND: Dapsone has been recommended as a second-line immunosuppressive agent for patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the efficacy and safety of dapsone therapy in patients with ITP. RESULTS: Nine ITP patients were treated with dapsone at a dose of 50-100 mg/day between May 2013 and March 2016. All patients were refractory to multiple previous treatments, with a median of 7 agents (range, 4-8), and 3 patients had undergone a previous splenectomy...
June 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692146/validation-of-an-algorithm-identifying-incident-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-in-the-french-national-health-insurance-database
#11
Salim Mezaache, Helene Derumeaux, Pierre Ferraro, Pascal Capdepon, Jean-Christophe Steinbach, Xavier Abballe, Deborah Palas, Nabil Saichi, Karine Desboeuf, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Laurent Sailler, Guillaume Moulis
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy of an algorithm identifying newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) patients in the French national health insurance database (SNIIRAM). METHODS: The source of data was the SNIIRAM of Midi-Pyrenees region (South-West of France, 3 million inhabitants). Data of patients with at least one ITP code (D69.3 code of the International Classification of Disease, version 10) were extracted between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691162/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-following-prodromal-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-presenting-with-skin-lesions-resembling-malignant-atrophic-papulosis
#12
M P Wallace, J M Thomas, G Meligonis, T Ha
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease. Its incidence in the UK is approximately 1 per 10 000. Cutaneous involvement, encompassing acute, subacute and chronic disease, occurs in over two-thirds of cases, and can often be the first clue to diagnosis. We describe a highly unusual case of SLE occurring after prodromal idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and presenting with skin lesions more typical of malignant atrophic papulosis, a rare and often fatal vasculopathy. Such a combination of rare features emphasizes the potential for complexity in this multisystem disease...
July 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689597/other-extrahepatic-manifestations-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-pulmonary-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-nondiabetes-endocrine-disorders
#13
REVIEW
Daniel Segna, Jean-François Dufour
Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are a rare but serious condition. This article summarizes the current literature on the association between HCV and endocrine and pulmonary manifestations, as well as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). HCV may directly infect extrahepatic tissues and interact with the immune system predisposing for obstructive and interstitial lung disease, ITP, autoimmune thyroiditis, infertility, growth hormone and adrenal deficiencies, osteoporosis, and potentially lung and thyroid cancers...
August 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685671/experimental-models-for-aging-and-their-potential-for-novel-drug-discovery
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Jaume Folch, Oriol Busquets, Miren EttchetoElena Sánchez-López, Mercè Pallàs, Carlos Beas-Zarate, Miguel Marin, Gemma Casadesus, Jordi Olloquequi, Carme Auladell, Antoni Camins
The development of antiaging drugs is an interesting area of scientific research. In order to evaluate the beneficial effects of new potential drugs, it is necessary to gather the specific knowledge on the adequate preclinical models that are available. This review focuses on invertebrate and vertebrate preclinical models used to evaluate the efficacy of antiaging compounds, with the objective to extend lifespan and health span. Dietary restriction (DR), a common experimental process to extend lifespan in all organisms, is also discussed...
July 7, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682499/high-dose-dexamethasone-or-all-trans-retinoic-acid-restores-the-balance-of-macrophage-toward-m2-in-immune-thrombocytopenia
#15
Q Feng, M Xu, Y Y Yu, Y Hou, X Mi, Y X Sun, S Ma, X Y Zuo, L L Shao, M Hou, X H Zhang, J Peng
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder. Deficiency of immune-tolerance in antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and cross-communication between APCs and T cells are involved in the pathogenesis of ITP. Macrophages can polarize into pro-inflammatory M1 or anti-inflammatory M2 phenotypes in response to different environmental stimuli, and possess diverse immunological functions OBJECTIVES: To investigate the imbalance of M1/M2 in ITP and whether high-dose dexamethasone (HD-DXM) or all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) could restore this imbalance METHODS: Numbers of M1 and M2 in the spleens of ITP patients and patients with traumatic spleen rupture were analyzed by immunofluorescence...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680366/fatal-pulmonary-embolism-following-splenectomy-in-a-patient-with-evan-s-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Varun Monga, Seth M Maliske, Usha Perepu
BACKGROUND: Evans syndrome (ES) is a rare disease characterized by simultaneous or sequential development of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) with or without immune neutropenia. Splenectomy is one of the treatment options for disease refractory to medical therapy. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) following splenectomy for hematological diseases has an incidence of 10%. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we describe a case report of a young patient hospitalized with severe hemolytic anemia with Hgb 4...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678751/association-between-cd40-rs1883832-and-immune-related-diseases-susceptibility-a-meta-analysis
#17
Jiaxuan Qin, Jinchun Xing, Rongfu Liu, Bin Chen, Yuedong Chen, Xuan Zhuang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: It has been reported that CD40 rs1883832 might be associated with immune-related diseases susceptibility. Owing to mixed and inconclusive results, we conducted a meta-analysis of case-control studies to summarize and clarify this association.Methods/main results: A systematic search of studies on the association between CD40 rs1883832 and immune-related diseases susceptibility was conducted in databases. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to pool the effect size...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677771/microrna-profiling-of-platelets-from-immune-thrombocytopenia-and-target-gene-prediction
#18
Gang Deng, Shifang Yu, Yunlei He, Tao Sun, Wei Liang, Lu Yu, Deyi Xu, Qiang Li, Ri Zhang
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease characterized by a low platelet count and insufficient platelet production. Previous studies identified that microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are important for platelet function. However, the regulatory role of miRNAs in the pathogenesis of thrombocytopenia in ITP remains unclear. The aim of the present study is to isolate differentially expressed miRNAs, and identify their roles in platelets from ITP. A total of 5 ml blood from 22 patients with ITP and 8 healthy controls was isolated for platelet collection...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667351/efficacy-and-safety-of-eltrombopag-in-persistent-and-newly-diagnosed-itp-in-clinical-practice
#19
Tomás José González-López, Fernando Fernández-Fuertes, José Angel Hernández-Rivas, Blanca Sánchez-González, Violeta Martínez-Robles, María Teresa Alvarez-Román, Gloria Pérez-Rus, Cristina Pascual, Silvia Bernat, Esther Arrieta-Cerdán, Carlos Aguilar, Abelardo Bárez, María Jesús Peñarrubia, Pavel Olivera, Angeles Fernández-Rodríguez, Erik de Cabo, Luis Javier García-Frade, José Ramón González-Porras
Eltrombopag is safe and effective in primary chronic ITP. However, lack of clinical trials avoids a clear demonstration of its utility in newly diagnosed and persistent ITP. Our aim here is to report Spanish results for this type of patients. We retrospectively evaluated 220 adult primary ITP patients. According to standard definition, patients were allocated to newly diagnosed (n = 30), persistent (n = 30), and chronic (n = 160) ITP. Groups were homogenous regarding most relevant parameters. 180 (90%) of 220 patients achieved a platelet response (R) with 167 (75...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665002/what-do-employers-think-their-role-is-in-ensuring-language-proficiency-of-internationally-trained-pharmacists
#20
Zainab Ziaei, Karen Hassell, Ellen I Schafheutle
OBJECTIVES: Until 2016, internationally trained pharmacists (ITPs) from the European Economic Area (EEA) did not need to prove sufficient language proficiency to the pharmacy regulator upon registration. Pharmacists themselves have a professional responsibility to ensure they can communicate and work effectively, but some responsibility also rests with employers, yet very little research has explored this. The aim of this study was to explore employer views of the communicative proficiency of ITPs whose first language was not English, their role as employers and potential implications for patient safety...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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