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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428532/ceftriaxone-induced-hemolytic-anemia-in-a-jehovah-s-witness
#1
James Tasch, Pedro Gonzalez-Zayaz
BACKGROUND Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA) is a rare condition that may result from the administration of an antibiotic, most notably the cephalosporin class, commonly used in both the adult and pediatric populations. A delay in recognition by a provider may lead to continuation of the offending agent and possibly result in fatal outcomes. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 65-year-old woman on ceftriaxone infusions after being diagnosed with acute mitral valve endocarditis 3 weeks prior, which presented with severe anemia and bilateral transient vision loss...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428515/-a-case-of-rhabdomyolysis-related-to-sox-therapy-for-liver-metastasis-of-gastric-cancer
#2
Kei Sato, Hirotoshi Akiyama, Yuu Kogure, Yusuke Suwa, Masashi Momiyama, Atsushi Ishibe, Itaru Endo
We report a case of rhabdomyolysis related to S-1 plus oxaliplatin(SOX)therapy for liver metastasis of gastric cancer. A 76- year-old man who had received SOX therapy for metastatic gastric cancer was admitted to our hospital for a chief complaint of fatigue and weakness. He diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis related to SOX therapy because of his symptoms and because his laboratory studies showed significant elevation of his serum creatine kinase(CK)level. The symptoms disappeared and the CK level normalized following large-volume transfusions...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426137/hydroxyurea-hydroxycarbamide-for-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Ashley P Jones, Jo Howard
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited diseases worldwide. It is associated with lifelong morbidity and a reduced life expectancy. Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide), an oral chemotherapeutic drug, ameliorates some of the clinical problems of SCD, in particular that of pain, by raising fetal haemoglobin. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of hydroxyurea therapy in people with SCD (all genotypes), of any age, regardless of setting...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423506/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-enhances-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-in-rats-with-experimental-acute-pancreatitis
#4
Bo Qu, Yanjie Chu, Fang Zhu, Beibei Wang, Ting Liu, Bo Yu, Shizhu Jin
INTRODUCTION: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the most common diseases involving necrotic inflammation. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) have the potential of multi-directional differentiation and self-renewal for tissue repair. It remains less clear if granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) can improve the therapeutic effect of BMMSC transplant in AP. Therefore, we explored this issue in a rat model of experimental AP. RESULTS: Transplanted PKH26-positive BMMSCs were present in the injured pancreatic tissue, with some cells co-expressed pancreatic cellular markers, including Pax-4, Ngn3 and Nkx-6...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422403/blood-chimerism-in-dizygotic-monochorionic-twins-during-five-years-observation
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Morten Hanefeld Dziegiel, Morten Høgh Hansen, Sofie Haedersdal, Angela Natalie Barrett, Klaus Rieneck, Katharina Maria Main, Anne Todsen Hansen, Frederik Banch Clausen
Dizygotic monochorionic twin pregnancies can result in blood chimerism due to in utero twin-to-twin exchange of stem cells. In this case, we examined the proportion of allogeneic red blood cells (RBCs) by flow cytometry and the proportion of allogeneic nucleated cells by digital PCR at seven months and again at five years. We found an increase in the proportion of allogeneic cells from 63% to 89% in one twin, and a similar increase in autologous cells in the other twin from 57% to 84%. A paradigm for stem cell therapy could be modelled on this case: induction of tolerance and chimerism by antenatal transfusion of donor stem cells...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420512/managing-vulvovaginal-hematoma-by-arterial-embolization-as-first-line-hemostatic-therapy
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Kenjiro Takagi, Keiko Akashi, Isao Horiuchi, Eishin Nakamura, Koki Samejima, Junko Ushijima, Tomohisa Okochi, Kohei Hamamoto, Keisuke Tanno
OBJECTIVE: A puerperal vulvovaginal hematoma may continue to grow after a surgical procedure and may require blood transfusion. Thus, we selected arterial embolization for hemostasis as the first-line management in two cases of large vulvovaginal hematoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case 1 was a 32-year-old pregnant woman. After delivery, a 10-cm vulvar hematoma developed. An enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan revealed active bleeding. Arterial embolization was performed and complete hemostasis was obtained...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419408/iron-chelating-therapy-with-deferasirox-in-transfusion-dependent-higher-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-a-retrospective-multicentre-study
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Pellegrino Musto, Luca Maurillo, Vittorio Simeon, Antonella Poloni, Carlo Finelli, Enrico Balleari, Alessandra Ricco, Flavia Rivellini, Agostino Cortelezzi, Giuseppe Tarantini, Oreste Villani, Giovanna Mansueto, Maria R Milella, Daniele Scapicchio, Gioacchino Marziano, Massimo Breccia, Pasquale Niscola, Alessandro Sanna, Cristina Clissa, Maria T Voso, Susanna Fenu, Adriano Venditti, Valeria Santini, Emanuele Angelucci, Alessandro Levis
Iron chelation is controversial in higher risk myelodysplastic syndromes (HR-MDS), outside the allogeneic transplant setting. We conducted a retrospective, multicentre study in 51 patients with transfusion-dependent, intermediate-to-very high risk MDS, according to the revised international prognostic scoring system, treated with the oral iron chelating agent deferasirox (DFX). Thirty-six patients (71%) received azacitidine concomitantly. DFX was given at a median dose of 1000 mg/day (range 375-2500 mg) for a median of 11 months (range 0·4-75)...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418910/erythropoietin-drives-breast-cancer-progression-by-activation-of-its-receptor-epor
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Ka Kui Chan, Kyle B Matchett, Jonathan A Coulter, Hiu-Fung Yuen, Cian M McCrudden, Shu-Dong Zhang, Gareth W Irwin, Matthew A Davidson, Thomas Rülicke, Sophie Schober, Ludger Hengst, Heidelinde Jaekel, Angela Platt-Higgins, Philip S Rudland, Ken I Mills, Perry Maxwell, Mohamed El-Tanani, Terence R Lappin
Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Anemia is common in breast cancer patients and can be treated with blood transfusions or with recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) to stimulate red blood cell production. Clinical studies have indicated decreased survival in some groups of cancer patients treated with EPO. Numerous tumor cells express the EPO receptor (EPOR), posing a risk that EPO treatment would enhance tumor growth, but the mechanisms involved in breast tumor progression are poorly understood...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417037/additional-muscle-slip-of-bicipital-aponeurosis-and-its-anomalous-relationship-with-the-median-cubital-vein
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Nandini Bhat, Kumar M R Bhat, Antony S D'Souza, Sushma R Kotian
The cubital region of the arm is a common site for recording blood pressure, taking blood for analysis and administering intravenous therapy and blood transfusions. During the routine dissection of a 70-year-old male cadaver at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India, in 2015, it was observed that the aponeurotic insertion of the biceps brachii muscle divided into two slips. The medial slip fused normally with the deep fascia of the forearm, while flexor carpi radialis muscle fibres originated from the lateral slip...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413792/epedimiologic-clinical-profile-and-factors-affecting-the-outcome-in-febrile-neutropenia
#10
Kalpathi Krishnamani, Linga Vijay Gandhi, Gundeti Sadashivudu, Digumarti Raghunadharao
BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia (FN) is common in cancer patients particularly hematologic malignancies due to intensive cytotoxic chemotherapy. It is an important cause of morbidity, mortality and treatment delays. The risk is greater in patients with ANC < 500/ mm3 and increases dramatically in those with ANC < 100/ mm3 and duration of neutropenia more than 1 week. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence, demographic characteristics, clinical profile, mortality, outcome and factors affecting the outcome in patients with febrile neutropenia (FN) admitted at our Center between January 2011 and November 2012...
January 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408996/risk-factors-for-complications-after-ileocolonic-resection-for-crohn-s-disease-with-a-major-focus-on-the-impact-of-preoperative-immunosuppressive-and-biologic-therapy-a-retrospective-international-multicentre-study
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Takayuki Yamamoto, Antonino Spinelli, Yasuo Suzuki, Rogerio Saad-Hossne, Fabio Vieira Teixeira, Idblan Carvalho de Albuquerque, Rodolff Nunes da Silva, Ivan Folchini de Barcelos, Ken Takeuchi, Akihiro Yamada, Takahiro Shimoyama, Lorete Maria da Silva Kotze, Matteo Sacchi, Silvio Danese, Paulo Gustavo Kotze
BACKGROUND: Author note: TY, AS, YS, FVT and PGK designed the study. All authors did data collection and gave scientific contribution to the study design and discussion. TY, AS and PGK drafted the article. All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.In the era of biologic agents, risk factors for complications following resection for Crohn's disease have not been fully identified. In particular, the association of preoperative use of immunosuppressive and biologic agents with the incidence of complications after resection remains to be elucidated...
December 2016: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401380/fate-of-newly-developed-pulmonary-embolism-after-surgery-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-vena-cava-thrombus
#12
Sangjun Yoo, Sang Hoon Song, Heounjeong Go, Dalsan You, Cheryn Song, Jun Hyuk Hong, Choung-Soo Kim, Hanjong Ahn, In Gab Jeong
PURPOSE: Pulmonary embolism with viable tumor cells developed after surgery for renal cell carcinoma may metastasize to lung. We investigated the incidence and fate of newly developed pulmonary embolism after surgery for renal cell carcinoma with vena cava thrombus. METHODS: Among 4549 renal cell carcinoma patients treated with curative surgery at our institute from 1998 to 2015, 81 non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients with vena cava thrombus were included...
April 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401015/study-of-natural-igg-antibodies-against-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#13
Yilai Wang, Zhaoping Yan, Yile Huang, Cailing Qiu, Xiangyun Chen, Ying Hu, Qingyong Meng, Jun Wei
Natural antibodies have been found to have anti-tumorigenic function. This study was designed to investigate whether natural IgG antibodies against vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1) could suppress the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Three HCC cell lines and A549 lung cancer cells were used for this study. They were grown, respectively, with human plasma positive or negative for anti-VEGFR1 IgG. Cell viability, apoptosis and VEGFR1 gene expression were examined. Three patients with HCC were recruited for a case study...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399703/value-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-for-detection-of-clinically-silent-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia
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Mozhgan Parsaee, Sedigheh Saedi, Pegah Joghataei, Azita Azarkeivan, Zahra Alizadeh Sani
OBJECTIVE: β-Thalassemia is an inherited hemoglobin disorder resulting in chronic hemolytic anemia requiring chronic transfusion therapy. Cardiac involvement is the main cause of death in patients with thalassemia major. The narrow border is between overt myocardial dysfunction and clinically silent left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with thalassemia. Therefore, we need novel parameters in different imaging techniques to discover cardiac involvement in an early and subtle stage...
April 12, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396935/state-of-the-art-in-fluid-and-volume-therapy-a%C3%A2-user-friendly-staged-concept-english-version
#15
M Rehm, N Hulde, T Kammerer, A S Meidert, K Hofmann-Kiefer
Adequate intraoperative infusion therapy is essential for the perioperative outcome of a patient. Both hypo- and hypervolemia can lead to an increased rate of perioperative complications and to a worse outcome. Perioperative infusion therapy should therefore be needs-based. The primary objective is the maintenance of preoperative normovolemia using a rational infusion strategy. Perioperative fluid losses should be differentiated from volume losses due to surgical bleeding or protein losses into the interstitial space...
April 10, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395879/determination-of-tissue-hypoxia-by-physicochemical-approach-in-premature-anemia
#16
Zeliha Özdemir, Birgin Törer, Deniz Hanta, Bilin Cetinkaya, Hande Gulcan, Aylin Tarcan
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a common problem in premature infants and its most rapid and effective therapy is erythrocyte transfusion. However, owing to inherent risks of transfusion in this population, transfusions should be administered only when adequate oxygen delivery to tissues is impaired. The aim of this study was to determine tissue acid levels using Stewart method in an attempt to evaluate the tissue oxygenation level and thereby the accuracy of transfusion timing. METHODS: This study included 47 infants delivered at gestational age below 34 weeks who required erythrocyte transfusion for premature anemia...
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395563/persistent-intestinal-bleeding-due-to-severe-cmv-related-thrombocytopenia-in-a-preterm-newborn
#17
Alberto Berardi, Eugenio Spaggiari, Chiara Cattelani, Maria Federica Roversi, Monica Pecorari, Tiziana Lazzarotto, Fabrizio Ferrari
The optimal threshold for neonatal platelet transfusions in sick newborns is still uncertain. We report a congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in a premature neonate with severe thrombocytopenia who subsequently presented with necrotizing enterocolitis and intestinal bleeding. The baby recovered after platelet transfusions were discontinued and the therapy was switched from intravenous ganciclovir to oral valganciclovir. We discuss both measures, speculating on the key role of platelet transfusions.
April 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395416/-application-of-percutaneous-angiojet-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-symptomatic-portal-and-superior-mesenteric-venous-thrombosis
#18
J H Song, X He, W S Lou, L Chen, G P Chen, H B Su, W Y Shi, T Wang, B X Zhao, J P Gu
Objective: To evaluate the clinical value of percutaneous AngioJet thrombectomy in treatment of acute symptomatic portal and superior mesenteric venous thrombosis venous thrombosis (PVMVT) . Method: From January 2014 to January 2016, a total of 8 patients in Nanjing First Hospital with PVMVT verified by color Doppler ultrasound and computed tomographic angiography (CTA) were analyzed retrospectively. Under ultrasound guidance , the branch of the right portal vein(PV) was punctured with a micropuncture set and a 4-F infusion catheter was advanced to the superior mesenteric vein(SMV)...
April 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393462/current-use-of-factor-concentrates-in-pediatric-cardiac-anesthesia
#19
REVIEW
Nina A Guzzetta, Glyn D Williams
Excessive bleeding following pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, both from the effects of hemorrhage and the therapies employed to achieve hemostasis. Neonates and infants are especially at risk because their coagulation systems are immature, surgeries are often complex, and cardiopulmonary bypass technologies are inappropriately matched to patient size and physiology. Consequently, these young children receive substantial amounts of adult-derived blood products to restore adequate hemostasis...
April 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392864/traumatic-abdominal-solid-organ-injury-patients-might-benefit-from-thromboelastography-guided-blood-component-therapy
#20
Hao Wang, Richard D Robinson, Jessica L Phillips, Andrew Ryon, Scott Simpson, Jonathan R Ford, Johnbosco Umejiego, Therese M Duane, Bradley Putty, Nestor R Zenarosa
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography (TEG) has been utilized for the guidance of blood component therapy (BCT). We aimed to investigate the association between emergent TEG-guided BCT and clinical outcomes in patients with traumatic abdominal solid organ (liver and/or spleen) injuries. METHODS: A single center retrospective study of patients who sustained traumatic liver and/or spleen injuries receiving emergent BCT was conducted. TEG was ordered in all these patients...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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