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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211198/safety-of-antifibrinolytics-in-cranial-vault-reconstructive-surgery-a-report-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Susan M Goobie, Franklyn P Cladis, Chris D Glover, Henry Huang, Srijaya K Reddy, Allison M Fernandez, David Zurakowski, Paul A Stricker
BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytic therapy significantly decreases blood loss and transfusion in pediatric cranial vault reconstructive surgery; however, concern regarding the side effects profile limits clinical use. AIMS: The aim was to utilize the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry database to identify the safety profile of antifibrinolytic therapy for cranial vault reconstructive surgery by reporting the incidence of adverse events as they relate to exposure to tranexamic acid and aminocaproic acid compared to no exposure to antifibrinolytics...
February 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207362/the-precautionary-principle-and-the-tolerability-of-blood-transfusion-risks
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Koen Kramer, Hans L Zaaijer, Marcel F Verweij
Tolerance for blood transfusion risks is very low, as evidenced by the implementation of expensive blood tests and the rejection of gay men as blood donors. Is this low risk tolerance supported by the precautionary principle, as defenders of such policies claim? We discuss three constraints on applying (any version of) the precautionary principle and show that respecting these implies tolerating certain risks. Consistency means that the precautionary principle cannot prescribe precautions that it must simultaneously forbid taking, considering the harms they might cause...
March 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203425/false-positive-hepatitis-c-antibody-test-results-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-recipients-increased-risk-with-age-and-transfusions
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Grace Y Minamoto, Doreen Lee, Adriana Colovai, Dana Levy, Ljiljana Vasovic, Keith W Roach, Jonathan Shuter, Daniel Goldstein, David D'Alessandro, Ulrich P Jorde, Victoria A Muggia
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have been successfully used in patients with heart failure. However, LVADs may trigger immune activation, leading to higher frequencies of autoantibodies. We describe the clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory characteristics of LVAD recipients with false positive hepatitis C (FPHC) serology among 39 consecutive adult LVAD recipients who bridged to heart transplantation from January 2007 to January 2013 at Montefiore Medical Center. FPHC patients were identified as those with post-LVAD positive hepatitis C ELISA antibody tests and negative confirmatory testing with hepatitis C RNA PCR and/or radioimmunoblot assay...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199077/skin-to-calyx-distance-is-not-a-predictive-factor-for-miniaturized-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-outcomes
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Faruk Ozgor, Onur Kucuktopcu, Burak Ucpinar, Fatih Yanaral, Murat Binbay
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive value of the distance from skin to calyx (SCD) on the outcome and complication rates of patients undergoing mPNL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient's charts, who had undergone mPNL between June 2012 and June 2015, were analyzed retrospectively. Patients who had a preoperative computerized tomography (CT) were enrolled into the study. Two separateurologists evaluated the CT scans and calculated the SCD defined as the distance between the skin and surface/lateral edge of the calyx, which was the preferred site of entry for percutaneous access...
February 15, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197644/routine-application-of-bloodless-priming-in-neonatal-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-3-year-experience
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Wolfgang Boettcher, Nicodème Sinzobahamvya, Oliver Miera, Matthias Redlin, Frank Dehmel, Mi-Young Cho, Peter Murin, Felix Berger, Joachim Photiadis
A restrictive transfusion strategy led us to routinely try to conduct donor-blood free open-heart surgery even in neonates. The cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit was minimized by priming volumina at 73 ml for the smallest patients with body weight up to 2.5 kg and 85-95 ml for those with body weight of more than 2.5 kg, and by positioning the console as close as possible to operation table. Measures were applied to save blood during the procedure. Transfusion threshold of 8 g/dl hemoglobin was retained...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197273/clinical-and-surgical-strategies-for-avoiding-or-reducing-allogeneic-blood-transfusions
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Antonio Alceu Dos Santos, Jose Francisco Baumgratz, Jose Henrique Andrade Vila, Rodrigo Moreira Castro, Rodrigo Freire Bezerra
Blood transfusions have still been used as a standard therapy to treat severe anemia. Current evidences point to both excessive allogeneic blood consumption and decreased donations, which result in reduced stocks in blood banks. Several studies have increasingly suggested a more restrictive transfusion practice for blood products. Currently, a number of autologous blood conservation protocols in surgeries have been noted. We report a case of severe anemia with 2.9 g/dL hemoglobin, which was successfully handled without using the standard therapy to treat anemia with hemotransfusions...
April 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196636/impact-of-schistosomiasis-on-increase-incidence-of-occult-hepatitis-b-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-in-egypt
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Hanan H Omar, Samaa A Taha, Wafaa H Hassan, Hamdy H Omar
Co-infection of schistosomiasis, HBV and HCV is common in countries where schistosomiasis is endemic. Occult hepatitis B occurs in patients at high risk for HBV infection (e.g., patients on hemodialysis, patients receiving blood transfusions). Schistosomal infection is a risk factor of HBV infection that can increase the incidence of occult hepatitis B. We aimed to determine the prevalence of occult hepatitis B in chronic hepatitis C patients with and without schistosomiasis and to assess the effect of schistosomal infection on the increased risk of exposure to HBV infection and to occult hepatitis B...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194065/adverse-events-during-apheresis-procedures-audit-at-a-tertiary-hospital
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Kanchan Dogra, Parag Fulzele, Diptiranjan Rout, Rahul Chaurasia, Poonam Coshic, Kabita Chatterjee
Apheretic platelets are better quality blood components which reduce donor exposure and chances of TTIs to transfusion recipients when compared to the whole blood derived components. Though safe, these apheretic donations are associated with donor adverse events. We evaluated the incidence of such adverse events associated with the modern apheresis procedures that would provide an insight as well as help formulating preventive steps to avoid frequent occurrences of such events. This prospective audit-based observational study was conducted over 1 year...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191788/full-thickness-skin-mesh-graft-vaginoplasty-a-skin-sparing-technique
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Guilherme Lang Motta, Patric Machado Tavares, Gabriel Veber Moisés Silva, Milton Berger, Brasil Silva Neto, Tiago Elias Rosito
INTRODUCTION: The ideal vaginoplasty method should promote good cosmetic and functional results with low morbidity. We describe a new technique for congenital vaginal agenesis using a full-thickness perforated skin graft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report an 18 year old patient with vaginal agenesis (Morris syndrome) that undergone a modified version of McIndoe vaginoplasty. Patient is set in a low lithotomy position and lateral traction sutures are placed in labia and a 16Fr urethral catheter inserted...
January 27, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191494/specific-characteristics-of-hemorrhagic-meckel-s-diverticulum-at-double-balloon-endoscopy
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Yasuyuki Mizutani, Masanao Nakamura, Osamu Watanabe, Takeshi Yamamura, Kohei Funasaka, Eizaburo Ohno, Hiroki Kawashima, Ryoji Miyahara, Alberto Murino, Hidemi Goto, Yoshiki Hirooka
Background and study aims Diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum (MD) before surgery may be challenging; double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) facilitates identification of MD in the setting of a gastrointestinal bleeding; however, MD can be found incidentally without this condition. The purpose of this research was to determine specific characteristic of hemorrhagic MD and incidental MD at DBE. Patients and methods Ectopic gastric mucosa enclosed in the MD and/or ulceration were defined as "major findings"; ring-like scar surrounding the MD was defined as "minor finding"...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185828/the-role-of-molecular-typing-and-perfect-match-transfusion-in-sickle-cell-disease-and-thalassaemia-an-innovative-transfusion-strategy
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Rossana Putzulu, Nicola Piccirillo, Nicoletta Orlando, Giuseppina Massini, Maddalena Maresca, Fernando Scavone, Bianca Maria Ricerca, Gina Zini
Chronic red blood cell transfusions remain an essential part of supportive treatment in patients with thalassaemia and sickle cell disease (SCD). Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions expose patients to the risk of developing antibodies: RBC alloimmunization occurs when the immune system meets foreign antigens. We created a register of extensively genotyped donors to achieve a better matched transfusion in order to reduce transfusion alloimmunization. Extended RBC antigen typing was determined and confirmed by molecular biology techniques using Human Erythrocyte Antigen (HEA) BeadChip (BioArray Solutions Ltd...
January 23, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149231/m%C3%A3-canismes-et-traitement-de-l%C3%A2-an%C3%A3-mie-aigu%C3%A3-chez-le-br%C3%A3-l%C3%A3-grave
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S Siah, K El Khatib, N Messaoudi
Acute anaemia requiring blood transfusion frequently occurs in severe burn patients. It has two major sources: perioperative bleeding (efforts have to be made to reduce it) and "intensive care anaemia" (therefore useless blood sampling should be avoided). In these patients with abnormal haematopoiesis, treatment is based on blood transfusion, which has its own side effects. Consequently, a restrictive strategy should be applied.
June 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144956/cost-effectiveness-of-the-screening-of-blood-donations-for-hepatitis-e-virus-in-the-netherlands
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Anneke S de Vos, Mart P Janssen, Hans L Zaaijer, Boris M Hogema
BACKGROUND: The incidence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) has increased substantially in Europe recently, thereby threatening blood safety. A cost-effectiveness analysis for HEV screening of blood donations in the Netherlands was performed. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A simulation model was developed to mimic the process of donation, infections in the donor population, donation testing, and transmission to transfusion recipients. The variability of viral loads among donors was modeled using observed loads...
January 31, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133289/-radical-operation-performed-on-a-gastric-cancer-patient-with-cold-agglutinin-disease-a-case-report
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Yusuke Wakasa, Naoki Wajima, Harue Akasaka, Takahiro Muroya, Kensuke Okano, Eri Yoshida, Kenichi Hakamada
A 56-year-old man with no abnormalmedicalhistory was admitted to our hospitalfor gastric cancer surgery. The preoperative laboratory tests indicated anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, hemagglutinin reaction, and a markedly high cold agglutinin titer; thus, we diagnosed the patient with cold agglutinin disease(CAD). Although perioperative complications caused by cold stimulation were suspected, we decided that it was possible to perform the operation under robust intraoperative conditions avoiding exposure to cold temperatures, and thus performed the radical operation...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130928/renal-graft-intolerance-syndrome-in-late-graft-failure-patients-efficacy-and-safety-of-embolization-as-first-line-treatment-compared-to-surgical-removal
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Ghalib Al Badaai, Vincent Pernin, Valérie Garrigue, Valérie Monnin, Thibaut Murez, Saad Ed Dine Fadli, Nicolas Molinari, Rodolphe Thuret, François Iborra, Georges Mourad
BACKGROUND: Although renal graft percutaneous embolization was introduced to avoid the risk associated with graft nephrectomy, there is no universal consensus about its indications and results. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the efficacy of graft embolization in the treatment of graft intolerance syndrome as well as its safety compared to surgical removal with respect to complications and other morbidity measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study comparing 2 groups of patients treated for graft intolerance syndrome: Group 1: patients who had embolization as first line treatment and Group 2: patients directly treated by surgical removal...
January 28, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108236/comparison-between-piezosurgery-and-conventional-osteotomy-in%C3%A2-cranioplasty-with-fronto-orbital-advancement
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Markus Martini, Andreas Röhrig, Rudolf Hermann Reich, Martina Messing-Jünger
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty of patients with craniosynostosis requires rapid, precise and gentle osteotomy of the skull to avoid complications and benefit the healing process. The aim of this prospective clinical study was to compare two different methods of osteotomy. Piezosurgery and conventional osteotomy were compared using an oscillating saw and high speed drill while performing cranioplasties with fronto-orbital advancement. METHODS: Thirty-four children who required cranioplasty with fronto-orbital advancement were recruited consecutively...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107859/dengue-fever-may-mislead-the-surgeons-when-it-presents-as-an-acute-abdomen
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Bingumal Jayasundara, Lalith Perera, Ajith de Silva
OBJECTIVE: To review the management experience of a consecutive series of patients presenting as acute surgical abdomen whom were ultimately diagnosed to have DF (Dengue fever)/DHF (Dengue hemorrhagic fever). METHODS: Clinical data of all cases of apparent acute abdomen (AA) which were later confirmed as having DF/DHF reviewed by two surgical units from December 2012 to December 2013 were analyzed. Initially confirmed patients with DF/DHF who developed abdominal symptoms were not considered...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106401/transmembrane-difference-in-colloid-osmotic-pressure-affects-the-lipid-membrane-fluidity-of-liposomes-encapsulating-a-concentrated-protein-solution
#18
Tomoko Kure, Hiromi Sakai
A hemoglobin vesicle (Hb-V) is an artificial oxygen carrier encapsulating a highly concentrated hemoglobin solution (40 g/dL) in a liposome. The in vivo safety and efficacy of Hb-V suspension as a transfusion alternative and structural stability during storage have been studied extensively. Because the intraliposomal Hb aqueous solution can possess colloid osmotic pressure (COP, 200-300 Torr) that is much higher than that of blood plasma (20-25 Torr), a question arises as to whether the lipid membrane senses the transmembrane difference in COP...
January 31, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100266/arranging-blood-for-elective-thyroid-surgeries-dilemma-continues-in-the-developing-world
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Salman Faridi, Aman Ahmad, Mirza Arshad Beg, Faisal Siddiqui, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi, Mehmood Khan
BACKGROUND: Cross matched blood is frequently ordered based on a subjective anticipation of blood loss for a procedure. Excessive blood arrangement and wastage overburdens the blood bank in terms of work load and storage of blood, increases cost of medical care and results in injudicious use of a limited resource. The aim of this short report is to assess the current practice for arranging cross matched blood in elective thyroid surgeries by comparing cross match to blood transfused ratio...
January 18, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097913/cost-consequence-analysis-of-different-active-flowable-hemostatic-matrices-in-cardiac-surgical-procedures
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D Makhija, M Rock, Y Xiong, J D Epstein, M R Arnold, O M Lattouf, D Calcaterra
BACKGROUND: A recent retrospective comparative effectiveness study found that use of FLOSEAL® Hemostatic Matrix in cardiac surgery was associated with significantly lower risks of complications, blood transfusions, surgical revisions and shorter length of surgery than use of SURGIFLO(®) Hemostatic Matrix. These outcome improvements in cardiac surgery procedures may translate to economic savings for hospitals and payers. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-consequence of two flowable hemostatic matrices (FLOSEAL or SURGIFLO) in cardiac surgeries for US hospitals...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
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