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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217621/refractory-anemia-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-expect-the-unexpected
#1
Sumeet Prakash Mirgh, Vikas A Mishra, Virti D Shah, Jehangir Soli Sorabjee
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is an uncommon hematological disorder affecting selectively the erythroid cell lines. PRCA is defined as anemia with normal leukocyte and platelet counts, a corrected reticulocyte count <1%, <5% erythroid precursors in the bone marrow and an absence of hemolysis. We describe a case of Zidovudine (AZT) induced PRCA causing severe anemia in a patient taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) after 4 months of starting therapy and in whom all other causes were excluded. The hematological abnormalities resolved after AZT was replaced with tenofovir and the patient remained transfusion independent thereafter...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217494/effects-of-thyroid-status-on-glycated-hemoglobin
#2
Rana Bhattacharjee, Anubhav Thukral, Partha Pratim Chakraborty, Ajitesh Roy, Soumik Goswami, Sujoy Ghosh, Pradip Mukhopadhyay, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Subhankar Chowdhury
INTRODUCTION: Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) can be altered in different conditions. We hypothesize that HbA1c levels may change due to altered thyroid status, possibly due to changes in red blood cell (RBC) turnover. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of altered thyroid status on HbA1c levels in individuals without diabetes, with overt hyper- and hypo-thyroidism, and if present, whether such changes in HbA1c are reversed after achieving euthyroid state...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202115/-clinical-features-and-pathogenic-gene-detection-of-diamond-blackfan-anemia
#3
Xu He, Zhi-Liang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features of Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) and related pathogenic genes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of two children with DBA, and related literature was reviewed. RESULTS: The two children with DBA (2-3 months old) manifested with severe normochromic normocytic anemia, decreased reticulocyte count, and increased serum iron and serum ferritin. Normal white blood cell and platelet counts were noted in the two patients...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185829/a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-for-severity-predictors-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
#4
Emily Riehm Meier, Ross M Fasano, Paul R Levett
All patients with HbSS (SCA) share the same genetic mutation but the clinical phenotype is variable and difficult to predict early in life. A reliable severity predictor would be invaluable toward directing therapeutic decisions in those patients at highest risk of SCA complications. A search of PubMed, Cochrane Clinical Trials Register, and Scopus was performed to determine which SCA severity predictors have been validated in pediatric patients. The full text of 94 of the 590 references identified was reviewed based on the title/abstract...
February 2, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177364/effects-of-group-size-floor-space-allowance-during-the-nursery-phase-of-production-on-growth-physiology-and-hematology-in-replacement-gilts
#5
S R Callahan, A J Cross, A E DeDecker, M D Lindemann, M J Estienne
The objective was to determine effects of nursery group-size-floor space allowance on growth, physiology, and hematology of replacement gilts. A 3 × 3 factorial arrangement of treatments was used wherein gilts classified as large, medium, or small ( = 2537; BW = 5.6 ± 0.6 kg) from 13 groups of weaned pigs were placed in pens of 14, 11, or 8 pigs resulting in floor space allowances of 0.15, 0.19, or 0.27 m/pig, respectively. Pigs were weighed on d 0 (weaning) and d 46 (exit from nursery). The ADG was affected by group-size-floor space allowance × pig size ( = 0...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149014/using-red-cell-indices-and-reticulocyte-parameters-for-carrier-screening-of-various-thalassemia-syndromes
#6
Orathai Tangvarasittichai, Nares Poonanan, Surapon Tangvarasittichai
Primary screening for thalassemia carriers usually involves an accurate blood count using an automated blood cell analyzer. We analyzed the red cell and reticulocyte parameters from 200 samples of various types of thalassemias and identified the discrimination criteria for differential diagnosis. These were separated into four groups based on genotypes. These groups included α-thalassemia, β-thalassemia, β-thalassemia with Hb E and Hb E trait, which are the important target of thalassemia screening. To compare the effectiveness of the screening strategies, seven selected screening tools were compared, including MCV alone (cutoff <80 fL); MRV alone (cutoff <100 fL); SD-C-NR alone (cutoff >28...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120415/immature-platelets-do-not-reliably-predict-platelet-recovery-in-patients-with-intensive-chemotherapy-or-stem-cell-transplantation
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L Meintker, J D Fritsch, J Ringwald, S W Krause
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It has been reported that immature platelets may indicate imminent platelet (PLT) recovery following intensive chemotherapy and/or haematopoietic stem cell transplantation with the perspective to withhold unnecessary transfusions. The objective of our prospective study was to test immature PLTs as measured by two haematology analysers to predict PLT recovery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study monitored 51 courses of severe thrombocytopenia after chemotherapy in 35 adult haematology/oncology patients starting at a PLT count <70 × 10(9) /l until PLT recovery (>20 × 10(9) /l) or discharge from hospital...
January 25, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104703/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-studies-in-north-america-and-europe
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Poulami Maitra, Melissa Caughey, Laura Robinson, Payal C Desai, Susan Jones, Mehdi Nouraie, Mark T Gladwin, Alan Hinderliter, Jianwen Cai, Kenneth I Ataga
Although recent studies show an improved survival of children with sickle cell disease in the US and Europe, mortality remains high for adult patients. This study was conducted to evaluate the factors associated with mortality in adult patients following the approval of hydroxyurea. We first evaluated the association between selected variables and mortality at an academic center (UNC cohort). Data sources were then searched for publications from 1998 to June, 2016, with meta-analysis of eligible studies conducted in North America and Europe to evaluate the associations of selected variables with mortality in adult patients...
January 19, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099399/the-association-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-with-biomarkers-of-hemolysis-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#9
Samuel A Adegoke, Josefina A P Braga, Adekunle D Adekile, Maria S Figueiredo
Although vitamin D deficiency (VDD) has been linked to anemia among sickle cell disease (SCD), its relationship with hemolysis is unclear. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and biomarkers of hemolysis (hemoglobin [Hb]/hematocrit, reticulocyte percentage, absolute reticulocyte, and lactate dehydrogenase [LDH] levels) in 36 hydroxyurea-naive SCD children were quantified. Correlations were significantly positive with Hb/hematocrit (r=0.40, P=0.017; r=0.45, P=0.006, respectively); inverse with reticulocyte percentage, absolute reticulocyte, and LDH (r=-0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088966/-delayed-hematologic-response-to-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-severe-aplastic-anemia
#10
Y Yang, W R Yang, Z J Wu, X Zhao, L Zhang, L P Jing, K Zhou, Y Li, G X Peng, Y Li, J P Li, L Song, L Ye, H H Fan, F K Zhang
Objective: To explore the characteristics of delayed hematologic response in very/severe aplastic anemia (V/SAA) patients who were treated with immunosuppressive treatment (IST) as first-line approach, and investigate the rationality of early salvage treatment in refractory patients. Methods: The data of V/SAA patients front-line treated with IST were retrospectively analyzed. Delayed response was defined as acquiring hematologic response between 6 and 12 months after 1 course of IST. The clinical as well as hematologic characteristics of the delayed responded patients were investigated...
December 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078434/a-retrospective-open-label-uncontrolled-study-of-epoetin-zeta-on-the-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-anemia-in-solid-tumors
#11
Constantinos E Alifieris, Kyriakos Orfanakos, Aristina Papanota, George P Stathopoulos, Nikolaos Sitaras, Dimitrios T Trafalis
PURPOSE: This is a single-center uncontrolled retrospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the biosimilar epoetin zeta after approval in chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA). METHODS: Patients screened were >18 years old suffering from solid malignancies and CIA with Hg ≤10 or <11 g/dl if symptomatic anemia. Patients had measurable disease by TNM and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). Patients were treated for at least 12 weeks and the primary endpoint was to determine the incidence of blood transfusions, and secondarily, the overall safety and efficacy defined as ≥1 g/dl rise in Hb concentration or ≥40,000 cells/μl rise in reticulocyte count...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073728/biermer-anemia-hematologic-characteristics-of-66-patients-in-a-clinical-hematology-unit-at-senegal
#12
F Seynabou, N Fatou Samba Diago, D Oulimata Diop, S Abibatou Fall, D Nafissatou
Hematological manifestations can lead to diagnosis of pernicious anemia, also known as Biermer disease and Biermer anemia. This disease has been little studied among black Africans. Our aim is to describe its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects and outcome in our practice. This descriptive study retrospectively examined the records of 66 patients with pernicious anemia seen at the Clinical Hematology Unit of Le Dantec Hospital in Senegal from January 1, 2000, to June 30, 2014. Symptoms were anemic syndrome (40 cases), hemolytic anemia (13), anemic heart failure (7), isolated pallor of the mucous membranes (5), and venous thrombosis (2)...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050380/coincidental-finding-of-beta-thalassaemia-minor-in-a-patient-of-lacquer-thinner-poisoning-presenting-as-methaemoglobinemia
#13
Charu Agarwal, Anisha Mohanpuria, Gurdeep Buxi, Vijay Kumar
Lacquer thinner, commonly used for removing household paints, is known to contain various aromatic hydrocarbons and naphtha; if ingested, may cause methaemoglobinemia. We report a case of 13-year-old girl who presented with episodes of vomiting, abdominal pain and numbness of limbs. Peripheral blood smear showed few fragmented erythrocytes and 10-12 nucleated red blood cells /100 white blood cells. Reticulocyte count was 15% with presence of Heinz bodies. There was a history of accidental ingestion of lacquer paint thinner...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042234/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-anemia-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Victoria Mücke, Marcus M Mücke, Tim Raine, Dominik Bettenworth
Anemia represents one of the most frequent complications in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and severely impairs the quality of life of affected patients. The etiology of anemia in IBD patients can be multifactorial, often involving a combination of iron deficiency (ID) and anemia of chronic disease (ACD). Although current guidelines recommend screening for and treatment of anemia in IBD patients, current observational data suggest that it still remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Besides basic laboratory parameters (e...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028749/oral-cyclophosphamide-was-effective-for-coombs-negative-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-in-cd16-cd56-chronic-lymphoproliferative-disorder-of-nk-cells
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Nodoka Sekiguchi, Sayaka Nishina, Toru Kawakami, Hitoshi Sakai, Noriko Senoo, Yasushi Senoo, Toshiro Ito, Hiroshi Saito, Hideyuki Nakazawa, Tomonobu Koizumi, Fumihiro Ishida
An 84-year-old woman was referred to our hospital presenting anemia. Her hemoglobin level was 5.8 g/dL, and white blood cell count was 9400/μL, consisting of 82% lymphocytes. Given the lymphocyte phenotype (CD2+, CD3-, CD16+, and CD56-) and negative whole blood EBV viral load, we made a diagnosis of chronic lymphoproliferative disorder of NK cells (CLPD-NK). We suspected hemolytic anemia because of the high levels of reticulocytes in the peripheral blood and the low haptoglobin value. Although the direct Coombs test was negative and there was no cold agglutination, we examined her red-blood-cell-bound IgG (RBC-IgG), which was elevated...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018448/a-2-month-old-boy-with-hemolytic-anemia-and-reticulocytopenia-following-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-for-kawasaki-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Na Yeon Kim, Joon Hwan Kim, Jin Suk Park, Soo Hyun Kim, Yeon Kyung Cho, Dong Hyun Cha, Ki Eun Kim, Myung Suh Kang, Kyung Ah Lim, Youn Ho Sheen
Herein, we report a rare case of hemolytic anemia with reticulocytopenia following intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in a young infant treated for Kawasaki disease. A 2-month-old boy presented with fever lasting 3 days, conjunctival injection, strawberry tongue, erythematous edema of the hands, and macular rash, symptoms and signs suggestive of incomplete Kawasaki disease. His fever resolved 8 days after treatment with aspirin and high dose infusion of intravenous immunoglobulin. The hemoglobin and hematocrit decreased from 9...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008293/hormonal-and-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia-in-bahrain
#17
Taysir S Garadah, Ahmed A Jaradat, Mohammed E Alalawi, Adla B Hassan
BACKGROUND: Adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid gland hormonal changes are recognized in children with homozygous (HbSS) sickle-cell anemia (SCA), but are not clear in adult patients with SCA. AIM: To assess the metabolic and endocrine abnormalities in adult patients with SCA and evaluate left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic functions compared with patients with no SCA and further study the relationship between serum levels of cortisol, free thyroxine (T4), and testosterone with serum ferritin...
2016: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993641/as2553627-a-novel-jak-inhibitor-prevents-chronic-rejection-in-rat-cardiac-allografts
#18
Koji Nakamura, Masamichi Inami, Hiroki Morio, Kenji Okuma, Misato Ito, Takahisa Noto, Shohei Shirakami, Jun Hirose, Tatsuaki Morokata
Janus family kinases (JAKs) are essential molecules for cytokine responses and attractive targets for the treatment of transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases. Several JAK inhibitors have shown demonstrable effects on acute rejection in experimental cardiac transplant models. However, little is known about the potential benefits of JAK inhibitors on chronic rejection outcomes such as vasculopathy and fibrosis. Here, we examined the pharmacological profile of a novel JAK inhibitor, AS2553627, and explored its therapeutic potential in chronic rejection as well as acute rejection in a rat cardiac transplant model...
December 16, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981798/frequencies-and-phenotypic-consequences-of-association-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-thalassemia-alleles-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-bahrain
#19
S Abuamer, D K Shome, A Jaradat, A Radhi, J P Bapat, K A Sharif, J Al-Touq, A Al-Asheeri, A Al-Ajami
INTRODUCTION: Bahrain has high prevalence rates of sickle cell and thalassemia in the population. This study reports the frequencies and phenotypic characteristics of α- and/or β-thalassemia associated with sickle-cell disease (SCD) in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Adult SCD patients (n = 200) were screened for the common α- and β-thalassemia alleles prevalent in the region using molecular techniques. Results of CBC, hemoglobin analysis, and average annual frequencies of severe pain episodes and numbers of transfused red cell units were documented...
February 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981643/ugt1a1-ta-n-genotype-is-not-the-major-risk-factor-of-cholelithiasis-in-sickle-cell-disease-children
#20
Philippe Joly, Céline Renoux, Philippe Lacan, Yves Bertrand, Giovanna Cannas, Nathalie Garnier, Daniella Cuzzubbo, Kamila Kebaïli, Cécile Renard, Alexandra Gauthier, Vincent Pialoux, Cyril Martin, Marc Romana, Philippe Connes
OBJECTIVES: Because of the increased hemolytic rate, a significant proportion of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) are prone to develop cholelithiasis. The present study investigated the role of several genetic factors (UGT1A1 promoter (TA)n repeat polymorphism, alpha-globin status), hematological parameters, clinical severity, and hydroxyurea (HU) therapy on the occurrence of cholelithiasis in SCD. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-eight children (2-18 yr old) regularly followed at the University Hospital of Lyon (France) were included...
December 16, 2016: European Journal of Haematology
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