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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324671/dose-de-escalation-of-intrapleural-tissue-plasminogen-activator-therapy-for-pleural-infection-the-adapt-project
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Natalia Popowicz, Oliver Bintcliffe, Duneesha De Fonseka, Kevin G Blyth, Nicola A Smith, Francesco Piccolo, Geoffrey Martin, Donny Wong, Anthony Edey, Nick Maskell, Y C Gary Lee
RATIONALE: Intrapleural therapy with a combination of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) 10mg and deoxyribonuclease (DNase) 5mg administered twice daily has been shown in randomized and open-label studies to enable adequate drainage of over 90% of infected pleural effusions without surgery. Potential bleeding risks associated with intrapleural tPA and the drug costs remain important concerns. The ongoing ADAPT (Alteplase Dose Assessment for Pleural infection Therapy) project aims to investigate the efficacy and safety of dose de-escalation for intrapleural tPA...
March 21, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320041/prevention-of-iron-overload-and-long-term-maintenance-of-normal-iron-stores-in-thalassaemia-major-patients-using-deferiprone-or-deferiprone-deferoxamine-combination
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Annita Kolnagou, Christina N Kontoghiorghe, George J Kontoghiorghes
Decrease in mortality and morbidity is observed in thalassaemia major patients with reduced iron load in comparison to heavy iron loaded patients. Effective and complete treatment of transfusional iron overload can be achieved by chelation protocols that can eliminate excess iron and maintain normal iron stores (NIS). The maintenance of NIS, i. e., serum ferritin (350 μg/L >), MRI T2* cardiac (>20 ms) and liver (>6.3 ms) relaxation time levels was monitored in 16 thalassaemia major patients (32-53 years, 12 splenectomized, 10 male, erythrocyte transfusions 120-323 ml/kg/year) for about 90 patient years...
March 20, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319549/therapeutic-plasma-transfusion-in-bleeding-patients-a-systematic-review
#3
Jerrold H Levy, Oliver Grottke, Dietmar Fries, Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker
Plasma products, including fresh frozen plasma, are administered extensively in a variety of settings from massive transfusion to vitamin K antagonist reversal. Despite the widespread use of plasma as a hemostatic agent in bleeding patients, its effect in comparison with other available choices of hemostatic therapies is unclear. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and databases of ongoing trials for randomized controlled trials that assessed the efficacy and/or safety of therapeutic plasma as an intervention to treat bleeding patients compared with other interventions or placebo...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319015/collection-storage-inspection-and-quality-control-of-platelet-concentrates-obtained-by-apheresis-the-situation-in-spain
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Azucena Castrillo, Teresa Jimenez-Marco, José L Arroyo, María L Jurado, Luis Larrea, Rosa M Maymo, Jorge Monge, Carmen Muñoz, Ángel Pajares, Marta Yáñez
BACKGROUND: Diverse variables are involved in apheresis platelet collection, processing and storage. This survey shows how these are realized in Spain. METHOD: An analysis of collected data was performed in a questionnaire completed by ten Transfusion Centers (TC) which perform between 50 and 520 apheresis procedures per month. This information comprises the procedures used to collect, inspect and store apheresis platelet concentrates (PC), and quality control data...
February 22, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317227/trends-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Darren Ow, Nathan Papa, Marlon Perera, Peter Liodakis, Shomik Sengupta, Stephen Clarke, Damien M Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
BACKGROUND: To assess current treatment trends and perioperative outcomes of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) in a tertiary institution. METHODS: We prospectively collected a database of all patients undergoing TURP and PVP for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) at a tertiary hospital between January 2011 and December 2013. Patient characteristics such as length of stay, readmission, anticoagulation status, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score and need for blood transfusion were recorded and analysed...
March 19, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316284/facial-cutaneo-mucosal-venous-malformations-can-develop-independently-of-mutation-of-tek-gene-%C3%AF-but-may-be-associated-with-excessive-expression-of-src-and-p-src
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Nabila Brahami, Selvakumar Subramaniam, Moudjahed Saleh Al-Ddafari, Cecile Elkaim, Pierre-Olivier Harmand, Badr-Eddine Sari, Gérard Lefranc, Mourad Aribi
We aimed to search for mutations in the germline and somatic DNA of the TEK gene and to analyze the expression level of Src and phospho-Src (p-Src) in tumor and healthy tissues from patients with facial cutaneo-mucosal venous malformations (VMCM). Eligible patients from twelve families and thirty healthy controls were recruited respectively at the Departments of Stomatology and Oral Surgery, and Transfusion Medicine of Tlemcen University Medical Centre. Immunoblot analyses of Src and p-Src were performed after direct DNA sequencing...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306694/real-world-use-of-ticagrelor-and-prasugrel-in-patients-with-nstemi-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Vincenzo Sucato, Egle Corrado, Carmelo Castellana, Michele Carella, Simona Raso, Giuseppe Coppola, Giuseppe Andolina, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Evola, Salvatore Novo
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective observational study sought to describe the safety and efficacy profile of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), who were admitted to the coronary intensive care unit (CICU) and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Dual antiplatelet therapy is mandatory for all the patients with acute coronary syndrome, who underwent PCI. Our study includes 111 patients with NSTEMI, who underwent PCI, in a maximum time of 72 h after their ischemic event...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304254/clinical-trypanosoma-cruzi-disease-after-cardiac-transplantation-in-a-cynomolgus-macaque-macaca-fascicularis
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Elana R Rybak, Steve Shipley, Ivan Tatarov, Tianshu Zhang, Wenji Sun, Gheorghe Braileanu, Lars Burdorf, Evelyn Sievert, Agnes M Azimzadeh, Louis J DeTolla, Richard N Pierson Iii
A cynomolgus macaque received a heterotopic cardiac allograft as part of a transplant study, with monoclonal antibodies targeted to specific immune costimulation molecules (CD154, CD28) but no traditional immunosuppressive therapy after surgery. Clinical anemia was detected on postoperative day (POD) 35 and had worsened (Hgb, 2.3 g/dL; Hct = 7.3%) by POD 47, despite type-matched whole-blood transfusions. After a total of 4 blood transfusions, hematologic parameters were improved (Hgb, 5.9 g/dL; Hct, 18.7%)...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303733/bi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-applied-to-obstetrics
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Lucia Manganaro, Valeria Vinci, Antonella Giancotti, Sandro Gerli, Denis A Cozzi, Teresa Pusiol, Michele Scialpi, Luca Roncati
Foetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an increasingly important role in the diagnosis of foetal abnormalities. Over the years, we have successfully applied bi-parametric MRI (bp-MRI) to the following obstetric conditions: (1) neurologic vascular diseases; (2) assessment of lung parenchyma maturation; (3) renal pathologies, such as polycystic kidney, suspected renal infarction, unilateral or bilateral renal agenesis; (4) placental pathologies, as twin-twin transfusion syndrome or placenta accreta; (5) benignant and malignant congenital tumours or cysts of the liver, such as haemangioendothelioma, hepatoblastoma or metastatic neuroblastoma, of the kidney (e...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301910/soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-as-a-link-between-angiogenesis-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-pediatric-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia
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Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy, Amira Abdel Moneam Adly, Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail, Omneya Ibrahim Youssef, Mohamed ElSayed Ali
Endothelial damage has been implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular complications in β-thalassemia intermedia (β-TI). Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFLT-1) is a member of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) family. Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 is an antiangiogenic protein that induces endothelial dysfunction by adhering to and inhibiting VEGF and placenta growth factor. The aim of this study was to assess the level of sFLT-1 in 35 children and adolescents with β-TI, correlating it with markers of hemolysis and iron overload as well as cardiopulmonary complications...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300275/iron-chelation-therapy-in-low-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Sally B Killick
Anaemia is the commonest cytopenia seen in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and the majority of patients will require transfusion support at some point. Blood transfusions are rich in iron, which leads to the accumulation of body iron over time. It is accepted that this ultimately causes end organ damage and may impact on both morbidity and mortality. In addition, recent data has increased our interest in the subject with regard to the potential impact on stem cell transplant outcome and an anti-leukaemic effect of iron chelation therapy...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298861/retinopathy-of-prematurity-revisiting-incidence-and-risk-factors-from-oman-compared-to-other-countries
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Zenaida Soriano Reyes, Sharef Waadallah Al-Mulaabed, Flordeliz Bataclan, Cheryl Montemayor, Anuradha Ganesh, Sanaa Al-Zuhaibi, Huda Al-Waili, Fatma Al-Wahibi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and the maternal/neonatal risk factors at a tertiary care hospital in Oman, compared to other countries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of premature neonates born with gestational age (GA) 24-32 weeks at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman, from January 2007 to December 2010. Maternal and neonatal in-hospital course was retrieved. The incidence of ROP was reported...
January 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298641/risk-factors-of-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula-in-patients-after-distal-pancreatectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yun-Peng Peng, Xiao-Le Zhu, Ling-Di Yin, Yi Zhu, Ji-Shu Wei, Jun-Li Wu, Yi Miao
Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is a common complication following distal pancreatectomy (DP). However, the risk factors of this complication in patients after DP still remain controversial. The aim of our study is to estimate the association between potential risk factors and POPF. Relevant articles published up to June 21, 2016 were identified via PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and The Cochrane Library. Studies that examined the risk factors of POPF following DP were enrolled. 20 articles (2070 patients) were finally included in this study...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296779/efficacy-of-fresh-packed-red-blood-transfusion-in-organophosphate-poisoning
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Hang-Xing Bao, Pei-Jian Tong, Cai-Xia Li, Jing Du, Bing-Yu Chen, Zhi-Hui Huang, Ying Wang
The mortality rate caused by organophosphate (OP) poisoning is still high, even the standard treatment such as atropine and oxime improves a lot. To search for alternative therapies, this study was aimed to investigate the effects of packed red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in acute OP poisoning, and compare the therapeutic effects of RBCs at different storage times.Patients diagnosed with OP poisoning were included in this prospective study. Fresh RBCs (packed RBCs stored less than 10 days) and longer-storage RBCs (stored more than 10 days but less than 35 days) were randomly transfused or not into OP poisoning patients...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296163/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-deferasirox-in-young-pediatric-patients-with-transfusional-hemosiderosis-results-from-a-5-year-observational-study-entrust
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Elliott Vichinsky, Amal El-Beshlawy, Azzam Al Zoebie, Annie Kamdem, Suzanne Koussa, Thirachit Chotsampancharoen, Andreas Bruederle, Geralyn Gilotti, Jackie Han, Mohsen Elalfy
BACKGROUND: Children with red blood cell disorders may receive regular transfusions from an early age and consequently accumulate iron. Adequate iron chelation therapy can prevent organ damage and delayed growth/development. Deferasirox is indicated for treatment of pediatric patients with chronic iron overload due to transfusional hemosiderosis; however, fewer than 10% of patients in the registration studies were aged 2 to less than 6 years. PROCEDURE: Deferasirox, a once-daily oral iron chelator, was evaluated in young pediatric patients with transfusional hemosiderosis during the observational 5-year ENTRUST study...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295188/how-we-manage-iron-overload-in-sickle-cell-patients
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REVIEW
Thomas D Coates, John C Wood
Blood transfusion plays a prominent role in the management of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), but causes significant iron overload. As transfusions are used to treat the severe complications of SCD, it remains difficult to distinguish whether organ damage is a consequence of iron overload or is due to the complications treated by transfusion. Better management has resulted in increased survival, but prolonged exposure to iron puts SCD patients at greater risk for iron-related complications that should be treated...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295178/granulocyte-transfusions-in-the-management-of-invasive-fungal-infections
#17
REVIEW
Kamille A West, Juan Gea-Banacloche, David Stroncek, Sameer S Kadri
Granulocyte transfusions have a long history of being used in patients with neutropenia or neutrophil dysfunction to prevent and treat invasive fungal infections. However, there are limited and conflicting data concerning its clinical effectiveness, considerable variations in current granulocyte transfusion practices, and uncertainties about its benefit as an adjunct to modern antifungal therapy. In this review, we provide an overview on granulocyte transfusions and summarize the evidence on their role in the prevention and treatment of invasive fungal infections...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293407/thrombocytopenia-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#18
REVIEW
Sumit Dahal, Smrity Upadhyay, Rashmi Banjade, Prajwal Dhakal, Nabin Khanal, Vijaya Raj Bhatt
Thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major problem. The pathophysiology is multifactorial, with auto-immunogenicity, direct bone marrow suppression, hypersplenism, decreased production of thrombopoietin and therapeutic adverse effect all contributing to thrombocytopenia in different measures. The greatest challenge in the care of chronic HCV patients with thrombocytopenia is the difficulty in initiating or maintaining IFN containing anti-viral therapy. Although at present, it is possible to avoid this challenge with the use of the sole Direct Antiviral Agents (DAAs) as the primary treatment modality, thrombocytopenia remains of particular interest, especially in cases of advanced liver disease...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293401/alloimmunization-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-thalassemia-experience-of-a-single-centre-in-oman
#19
Salam Alkindi, Saba AlMahrooqi, Sumaiya AlHinai, Ali AlMarhoobi, Saif Al-Hosni, Shahina Daar, Naglaa Fawaz, Anil Pathare
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion is an integral part of the supportive care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassaemia. The hazard of red cell alloimmunization, however, is one of the main complications of this therapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of red cell alloimmunization in Omani patients with sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia. METHODS: This study included 262 patients whose historical transfusion records were available...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292730/chemotherapy-in-combination-with-cytokine-induced-killer-cell-transfusion-an-effective-therapeutic-option-for-patients-with-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Jianmin Huang, Quancheng Kan, Lan, Xuan Zhao, Zhen Zhang, Shuangning Yang, Hong Li, Liping Wang, Li Xu, Zhe Cheng, Yi Zhang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In the past decade of clinical studies, the combination of chemotherapy with cytokine induced killer (CIK) cell transfusion has confirmed a promised efficacy in several types of cancer. CIK cells are a mixture of T lymphocytes, generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells induced by multiple cytokines. This study was aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of chemotherapy combined with CIK- cell therapy in patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ES SCLC)...
March 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
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