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Antonio La Gioia, Maurizio Fumi, Fabiana Fiorini, Paola Pezzati, Fiamma Balboni, Maria Bombara, Alessandra Marini, Ylenia Pancione, Leonardo Solarino, Elisa Marchese, Silvia Sale, Vincenzo Rocco, Marcello Fiorini
AIMS: The presence of cold agglutinin in blood samples can cause a spontaneous agglutination of red blood cells (RBCs) when low temperature occurs. This phenomenon causes a spurious lowering of RBC count on the automated haematological analysers that are detected by incongruous values (≥370 g/L) of the mean cellular haemoglobi concentration (MCHC). A preheating at 37°C can remove the RBC agglutination generally resulting in a reliable count. It has been reported that the same result can be reached by using the optical reticulocyte (RET) channel of Sysmex analysers where the RBC count is not influenced by the presence of cold agglutinin...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
Krista Vaht, Magnus Göransson, Kristina Carlson, Cecilia Isaksson, Stig Lenhoff, Anna Sandstedt, Bertil Uggla, Jacek Winiarski, Per Ljungman, Mats Brune, Per-Ola Andersson
OBJECTIVES: Antithymocyte globulin (ATG)-based immunosuppression remains a cornerstone in aplastic anaemia (AA) treatment. However, most ATG studies are not population-based and knowledge about real-world results concerning response and outcome could offer important information for treating physicians. METHODS: We have recently performed a nationwide retrospective cohort study on all AA patients diagnosed in Sweden in 2000-2011 and now present treatment and outcome data on patients receiving first-line ATG...
March 12, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
Zhen-Hong Zhang, Ming Ni, Yuan Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the current status of vitamin A deficiency in preschool children in Dongguan, China, as well as the effect of vitamin A on serum ferritin, red blood cell, and reticulocyte parameters. METHODS: Cluster sampling was performed from April 2015 to December 2016 to select 2 085 preschool children (3-6 years old) without any disease in Dongguan. Routine blood test, reticulocyte count, serum ferritin measurement, hemoglobin electrophoresis, and vitamin A measurement were performed for all children...
March 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Vishnu Vardhan Garla, Sohail Abdul Salim, Licy L Yanes-Cardozo
A 27-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency room with complaints of sweating, palpitations, heat intolerance, insomnia and weight loss for the last 3 months. His medical history was significant for hypertension. On examination, he was tachycardic, hypertensive, had tremors of the upper extremities and a smooth goitre with a thyroid bruit. Laboratory assessment revealed a suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone, high free thyroxine and positive thyroid receptor antibodies. Complete blood count showed pancytopenia...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Jill R Cherry-Bukowiec, Milo Engoren, Arek Wiktor, Krishnan Raghavendran, Lena M Napolitano
OBJECTIVE: Because anemia of inflammation is common in ICU patients and hepcidin is the key regulator of iron homeostasis, we examined time-dependent changes in hepcidin, erythropoietin, iron, and inflammatory markers in surgical ICU patients with anemia. DESIGN: Prospective single-center clinical noninterventional study. SETTING: Surgical ICUs; U.S. university hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred surgical adult ICU patients...
March 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Jakob Pugi, Manuel Carcao, Luke J Drury, Jacob C Langer
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic partial splenectomy (LPS) theoretically maintains long-term splenic immune function for children with hereditary spherocytosis (HS). Our goal was to review our results after LPS and to determine if specific genetic mutations influence outcome. METHODS: All children with HS undergoing LPS between 2005 and 2016 were reviewed. RESULTS: Thirty-one children underwent LPS (16 male) at a median age of 9 (range 2-18) years...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Angela E Rankine-Mullings, Nadine Morrison-Levy, Deanne Soares, Karen Aldred, Lesley King, Susanna Ali, Jennifer M Knight-Madden, Margaret Wisdom-Phipps, Robert J Adams, Russell E Ware, Marvin Reid
This study investigated the association of nutritional and haematological variables with maximum time-averaged mean velocity (TAMV) measured by transcranial Doppler (TCD) velocity and the agreement of classification between two protocols. TCD categories included: normal (<170 cm/s), conditional (170-199 cm/s) and abnormal (≥200 cm/s) based on TAMV in distal internal carotid artery (dICA), middle cerebral artery (MCA), internal carotid bifurcation, anterior and posterior cerebral arteries. Of 358 children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) examined, the mean age (±standard deviation) was 7·4 ± 2·7 years; 13·1% and 6·7% had conditional and abnormal velocities, respectively...
March 5, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
S J X Murphy, S T Lim, J A Kinsella, D Murphy, H M Enright, Dominick J H McCabe
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for the disparity in stroke risk between asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid stenosis patients are not fully understood. The functionally important reticulated platelet fraction and reticulocytes could play a role. OBJECTIVES: We performed a prospective, multi-centre, observational analytical study comparing full blood count parameters and platelet production/turnover/activation markers in patients with asymptomatic versus recently symptomatic moderate (≥ 50-69%) or severe (≥ 70-99%) carotid stenosis...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Phu Ngoc Tran, Minh-Ha Tran
INTRODUCTION: Cobalamin deficiency may result in hematologic characteristics similar to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). To facilitate diagnosis, we reviewed reported cases of acquired cobalamin deficiency presenting with TMA features (c.def-TMA). METHODS: A literature search identified reports of c.def-TMA. Deficiency was defined as B12 levels of <118 pmol/L. Corrected reticulocyte counts and reticulocyte production indexes were calculated. Clinical features were presented as proportion abnormal and results summarized as medians and interquartile ranges (IQR)...
January 11, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Xiu Luo, Huina Lu, Bing Xiu, Hao Wu, Bing Li, Ping Li, Yuhua Chen, Lili Zhou, Wenjun Zhang, Yan Dong, Aibin Liang, Yi Ding
The present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined immunosuppressive therapy (IST) plus umbilical cord blood infusion (UCBI) in severe aplastic anemia (SAA) patients. A total of 68 patients with SAA were enrolled in the current prospective cohort study and divided into the IST (n=35; positive control) and IST+UCBI (n=33; experimental) groups according to the treatment conditions. Patients in the IST group were treated with rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG) at a dose of 2.5 mg/kg through intravenous infusion once a day for five days...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Ricardo Rodrigues, Luciana Alves de Medeiros, Lucas Moreira Cunha, Mario da Silva Garrote-Filho, Morun Bernardino Neto, Paulo Tannus Jorge, Elmiro Santos Resende, Nilson Penha-Silva
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the correlations of glycemic variability with erythrocyte membrane stability parameters and oxidative stress markers in patients with DM1 under intensive treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 90 patients with DM1 and under intensive treatment of the disease were evaluated in relation to anthropometric indices, records of glycemic averages and parameters of glycemic variability, biochemical dosages (glucose, uric acid, lipidogram, glycated hemoglobin, microalbuminuria, creatinine and iron) reticulocyte count, erythrocyte membrane stability parameters and oxidative stress markers (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, TBARS, and glutathione reductase, GR)...
February 7, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Mikkel Gybel-Brask, Jens Seeberg, Lars L Thomsen, Pär I Johansson
BACKGROUND: This trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of intravenous (IV) iron isomaltoside (Monofer) in comparison with placebo in first-time female blood donors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The trial was a prospective, double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, comparative, single-center trial of 85 first-time female blood donors. The subjects were randomly assigned 1:1 to either 1000 mg IV iron isomaltoside infusion or placebo. The primary endpoint of the trial was change in hemoglobin (Hb) from baseline to right before the third blood donation...
February 9, 2018: Transfusion
A Molina, L Guiñon, A Perez, A Segurana, J L Bedini, J C Reverter, A Merino
INTRODUCTION: It is important for clinical laboratories to maintain under control the possible sources of error in its analytical determinations. The objective of this work is to perform an analysis of the total error committed by laboratories using the data extracted from the Spanish External Quality Assessment Program in Hematology and to compare them with the specifications based on the biological variability proposed by the Ricós group. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed a total of 3 89 000 results during the period 2015-2016 from the following quantitative schemes of Spanish External Quality Assessment Program: complete blood count, blood coagulation tests, differential leukocyte count, reticulocytes, hemoglobin A2 , antithrombin, factor VIII, protein C, and von Willebrand factor...
February 5, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
Ibrahim Abdulqadir, Sagir Gumel Ahmed, Aisha Gwarzo Kuliya, Jamilu Tukur, Aminu Abba Yusuf, Abubakar Umar Musa
CONTEXT: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) scourge continues to affect young women within the reproductive age group and pregnancy is a recognized indication for the use antiretroviral (ARV) drugs among HIV-positive women. AIMS: The aim is to determine the combined effect of pregnancy, HIV and ARV drugs on the hematological parameters of the pregnant women. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a comparative cross-sectional study conducted among 70 each of HIV-positive and negative pregnant women...
January 2018: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
Eyal Sagiv, Ross M Fasano, Naomi L C Luban, Cassandra D Josephson, Sean R Stowell, John D Roback, Richard O Francis, Marianne E M Yee
Chronic transfusion therapy (CTT) for sickle cell disease (SCD) reduces disease morbidity by suppressing the amount of circulating hemoglobin S (HbS)-containing red blood cells (RBC). The effectiveness of CTT depends on the rate of RBC clearance. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient donor RBC may exhibit increased hemolysis, but it is unknown if transfusion of these units results in less effective transfusion outcomes in SCD. Children with SCD on CTT were followed prospectively for multiple transfusions...
January 27, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
E Schapkaitz, S Raburabu
BACKGROUND: The automated Sysmex XN-9000 hematology system has been designed to meet the throughput and efficiency requirements of high volume laboratories with predominantly abnormal samples. New measurement channels have been introduced namely the white cell nucleated (WNR), white cell differential (WDF), white cell precursor (WPC) and fluorescent platelet (PLT-F) channels. METHODS: The performance of the new measurement channels was evaluated with regards to precision, accuracy, linearity, carryover, throughput and stability...
January 25, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
Katsuya Ikuta, Asami Shimura, Masaru Terauchi, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Yoshihiro Kawabata
Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common form of anemia. Iron replacement therapy is an effective treatment, but oral and previously available intravenous (IV) formulations in Japan have disadvantages such as side effects, immunogenic reactions, low dose per tablet/vial, and the need for continuous administration. Ferric carboxymaltose (FCM), which overcomes these limitations, is widely used as an IV iron preparation outside of Japan. In this single-center, open-label, single-dose escalation study, we investigated the pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), safety, and tolerability of FCM in Japanese subjects...
January 22, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
Claire Heilbronner, Audrey Merckx, Valentine Brousse, Slimane Allali, Philippe Hubert, Mariane de Montalembert, Fabrice Lesage
OBJECTIVES: To describe the need for transfusion and short- and long-term evolutions of pediatric sickle cell disease patients with acute chest syndrome for whom early continuous noninvasive ventilation represented first-line treatment. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective chart study in PICU. SETTING: A tertiary and quaternary referral PICU. PATIENTS: All sickle cell disease patients 5-20 years old admitted with confirmed acute chest syndrome and not transfused in the previous month were included...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
T Y He, Y Xia, C G Li, C R Li, Z X Qi, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of cases with X-linked immunodeficiency with magnesium defect, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, and neoplasia (XMEN). Methods: Characteristics of clinical material, immunological data and gene mutation of two cases with XMEN in the same family in China were retrospectively analyzed. The related reports literature were searched by using search terms'MAGT1 gene'or'XMEN'. Results: The proband, a 2-year-eight-month old boy, was admitted due to 'Urine with deepened color for two days and yellow stained skin for one day'...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Guido J H Bastiaens, Alfred B Tiono, Joseph Okebe, Helmi E Pett, Sam A Coulibaly, Bronner P Gonçalves, Muna Affara, Alphonse Ouédraogo, Edith C Bougouma, Guillaume S Sanou, Issa Nébié, John Bradley, Kjerstin H W Lanke, Mikko Niemi, Sodiomon B Sirima, Umberto d'Alessandro, Teun Bousema, Chris Drakeley
BACKGROUND: Primaquine (PQ) actively clears mature Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes but in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficient (G6PDd) individuals can cause hemolysis. We assessed the safety of low-dose PQ in combination with artemether-lumefantrine (AL) or dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) in G6PDd African males with asymptomatic P. falciparum malaria. METHODS AND FINDINGS: In Burkina Faso, G6PDd adult males were randomized to treatment with AL alone (n = 10) or with PQ at 0...
2018: PloS One
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