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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222267/new-therapeutic-targets-in-transfusion-dependent-and-independent-thalassemia
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REVIEW
M Domenica Cappellini, Irene Motta
β-Thalassemias are characterized by reduced production of β-globin chain, resulting in α/β-chain unbalance and precipitation of α-globin-heme complexes and determining ineffective erythropoiesis. Ineffective erythropoiesis, chronic hemolytic anemia, and compensatory hematopoietic expansion are the disease hallmarks, and they are related to the severity of the chain unbalance. Several clinical forms of β-thalassemia, including the coinheritance of β-thalassemia with hemoglobin E resulting in hemoglobin E/β-thalassemia, have been described...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218666/transition-from-laparoscopic-to-retroperitoneoscopic-approach-for-live-donor-nephrectomy
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Zi Qin Ng, Gabrielle Musk, Alethea Rea, Bulang He
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has become the standard of care due to multiple benefits. Currently, there are various techniques employed with two different approaches: transperitoneal (TLDN) or retroperitoneoscopic (RLDN) approach. There is a lack of data to determine which technique is superior, although the RLDN offers an anatomical advantage by avoidance of manipulation of the intraperitoneal organs. The aims of this study were to explore the merits of RLDN to TLDN and assess the learning curve of transition from TLDN to RLDN...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207784/emergency-peripartum-hysterectomy-a-14-year-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
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S Tahmina, Mary Daniel, Preetha Gunasegaran
Introduction: Emergency Peripartum Hysterectomy (EPH), although relatively infrequent in present day obstetrics, is a life-saving procedure in the event of a massive postpartum haemorrhage. Aim: To assess incidence, risk factors, indications and complications of peripartum hysterectomies at a tertiary care teaching hospital in India. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted at 650-bedded tertiary care medical teaching hospital in Southern India...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200476/outcome-of-cesarean-myomectomy-is-it-a-safe-procedure
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Mehmet Baki Senturk, Mesut Polat, Ozan Doğan, Çiğdem Pulatoğlu, Oğuz Devrim Yardımcı, Resul Karakuş, Ahter Tanay Tayyar
Objective: Myomectomy performed during cesarean section is still controversial because of the potential for associated complications, especially with large myomas. Many obstetricians avoid performing cesarean myomectomy procedures because of the risk of uncontrollable hemorrhage. However, the prevalence of pregnant women with myomas is increasing, leading to an increase in the likelihood that physicians will encounter this issue. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes and complications of patients who either had or did not have cesarean myomectomy...
November 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190202/lung-lobe-torsion-in-seven-juvenile-dogs
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Christian R Latimer, Cassie N Lux, Jessie S Sutton, William T N Culp
CASE DESCRIPTION 7 juvenile (< 12 months old) dogs with lung lobe torsion were evaluated. CLINICAL FINDINGS All patients were male; breeds included Pug (n = 5), Chinese Shar-Pei (1), and Bullmastiff (1). Dyspnea and lethargy were the most common initial complaints, with a duration of clinical signs ranging from 1 to 10 days. A CBC showed leukocytosis and neutrophilia in all dogs. Anemia was present in 6 dogs, 2 of which received packed RBC transfusions. The diagnosis was made on the basis of results of thoracic radiography, CT, ultrasonography, or a combination of modalities...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187216/use-of-a-flowable-haemostat-versus-an-oxidised-regenerated-cellulose-agent-in-primary-elective-cardiac-surgery-economic-impact-from-a-uk-healthcare-perspective
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Mayur R Joshi, Jacqueline Latham, Gabriel Okorogheye
BACKGROUND: Flowable haemostatic agents have been shown to be superior to non-flowable agents in terms of haemostatic control and need for transfusion products in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We investigated the economic impact of the use of a flowable haemostatic agent (Floseal) compared with non-flowable oxidised regenerated cellulose (ORC) agent in primary elective cardiac surgery from the perspective of the UK National Health Service (NHS). METHODS: A cost-consequence framework based upon clinical data from a prospective trial and an observational trial and NHS-specific actual reference costs (2016) was developed to compare the economic impact of Floseal with that of ORC...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184457/evaluation-of-eu-legislation-on-blood-a-bioethical-point-of-view
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EDITORIAL
Carlo Petrini
A review of the European Union (EU) regulations concerning blood, tissues, and cells of human origin is under way in the EU. From the ethical point of view, the non-remuneration of donations and the ban on deriving gain from human biological materials are of particular significance. While the basic ethical principles involved in the procurement, preservation, and use of these materials are the same, their practical application should be adapted to the specific context of each material. In the case of donation and use of blood, in particular, the issue of legitimate reimbursements to donors and for transfusion centers has to be managed in accordance with the principle of non-commercialization...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181208/large-retroperitoneal-haemorrhage-following-cyst-rupture-in-a-patient-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Holly Mabillard, Shalabh Srivastava, Philip Haslam, Maciej Karasek, John A Sayer
The complications of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) include cyst rupture and haemorrhage leading to loin pain and frank haematuria. Risk factors include large kidney volume, hypertension, and renal impairment. We present a case of a young male who, following trauma to the kidney, had a life threatening bleed from his polycystic kidney. The case was initially treated with fluid resuscitation and blood transfusion but necessitated radiological embolization of bleeding source to control the blood loss...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178938/iatrogenic-hemodilution-a-possible-cause-for-avoidable-blood-transfusions
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EDITORIAL
Azriel Perel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176851/economics-of-one-health-costs-and-benefits-of-integrated-west-nile-virus-surveillance-in-emilia-romagna
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Giulia Paternoster, Sara Babo Martins, Andrea Mattivi, Roberto Cagarelli, Paola Angelini, Romeo Bellini, Annalisa Santi, Giorgio Galletti, Simonetta Pupella, Giuseppe Marano, Francesco Copello, Jonathan Rushton, Katharina D C Stärk, Marco Tamba
Since 2013 in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, surveillance information generated in the public health and in the animal health sectors has been shared and used to guide public health interventions to mitigate the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) transmission via blood transfusion. The objective of the current study was to identify and estimate the costs and benefits associated with this One Health surveillance approach, and to compare it to an approach that does not integrate animal health information in blood donations safety policy (uni-sectoral scenario)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174516/delayed-hemolytic-transfusion-reaction-and-hyperhemolysis-syndrome-without-detectable-alloantibodies-or-autoantibodies-in-a-patient-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-fatal-case-report-and-literature-review
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B Nsimba, A Habibi, F Pirenne, P Bartolucci, D Tonduangu, C Duvoux, N De Prost, M Marcandetti, A Mekontso-Dessap, F Galactéros, P Morel
Delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction is a classic and still under diagnosed complication in patients with sickle cell disease who undergo blood transfusions, and this condition may lead to hyperhemolysis syndrome which is characterized by a massive destruction of both the donor's and patient's red blood cells. We reported the clinical and biological features, treatments and prevention measures of a case of a 47-year-old man of Martinican origin, with sickle cell disease (hemoglobin SS) and no history of alloimmunization, multiply transfused, who was admitted to the Sens Medical Center in July 2015 due to a vaso-occlusive crisis...
November 22, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157027/urinary-tract-injuries-during-cesarean-section-in-patients-with-morbid-placental-adherence-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ahmed Alanwar, Helmy M Al-Sayed, Ahmed M Ibrahim, Ahmed M Elkotb, Ahmed Abdelshafy, Rasha Abdelhadi, Ahmed M Abbas, Hend S Abdelmenam, Tamer Fares, Wael Nossair, Ameer A Abdallah, Haitham Sabaa, Maii Nawara
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate cases of lower urinary tract injuries during cesarean section with or without hysterectomy in cases with morbid placental adherence. METHODS: This record based retrospective study was conducted at Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital in Cairo, Egypt during the period between January 2014 and December 2016. It included all patients who had urinary tract injuries during cesarean section with or without hysterectomy in the cases with morbid placental adherence and they were collected from files of pregnant women who were admitted at hospital planned for termination of pregnancy...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145693/early-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Arne Ohlsson, Sanjay M Aher
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants have low plasma levels of erythropoietin (EPO), providing a rationale for the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to prevent or treat anaemia and to provide neuro protection and protection against necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Darbepoetin (Darbe) and EPO are currently available ESAs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of ESAs (erythropoietin (EPO) and/or Darbe) initiated early (before eight days after birth) compared with placebo or no intervention in reducing red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, adverse neurological outcomes, and feeding intolerance including necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm and/or low birth weight infants...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142987/prospective-study-of-routine-heparin-avoidance-hemodialysis-in-a-tertiary-acute-care-inpatient-practice
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Sami Safadi, Robert C Albright, John J Dillon, Amy W Williams, Fares Alahdab, Julie K Brown, Amanda L Severson, Walter K Kremers, Mary Ann Ryan, Marie C Hogan
Introduction: Extracorporeal circuit (EC) anticoagulation with heparin is a key advance in hemodialysis (HD), but anticoagulation is problematic in inpatients at risk of bleeding. We prospectively evaluated a heparin-avoidance HD protocol, clotting of the EC circuit (CEC), impact on dialysis efficiency, and associated risk factors in our acute care inpatients who required HD (January 17, 2014 to May 31, 2015). Methods: HD sessions without routine EC heparin were performed using airless dialysis tubing...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130582/periprocedural-transfusion-in-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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N Patrick Mayr, Gunther Wiesner, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Pieter van der Starre, Oliver Husser, Sabine Bleiziffer, Heribert Schunkert, Rüdiger Lange, Peter Tassani-Prell, Klaus Martin
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this investigation was to identify patient's characteristics and periprocedural variables related to periprocedural transfusion in transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (tf-TAVI). BACKGROUND: Transfusion of allogenic red-blood cells (RBC) in tf-TAVI and the number of transfused units has been linked to an increased 30-day mortality. In line with the trend of minimization and cost-effectiveness, transfusion should be avoided, wherever possible...
November 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129410/iron-metabolism-and-the-role-of-the-iron-regulating-hormone-hepcidin-in-health-and-disease
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Raed Daher, Hana Manceau, Zoubida Karim
Although iron is vital, its free form is likely to be involved in oxidation-reduction reactions, leading to the formation of free radicals and oxidative stress. Living organisms have developed protein systems to transport free iron through the cell membranes and biological fluids and store it in a non-toxic and readily mobilizable form to avoid iron toxicity. Hepcidin plays a crucial role in maintaining iron homeostasis. Hepcidin expression is directly regulated by variations in iron intake and its repression leads to an increase in bioavailable serum iron level...
November 9, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124027/risk-factors-of-on-pump-conversion-during-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-graft
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Sung Sil Yoon, Jung Hee Bang, Sang Seok Jeong, Jae Hwa Jeong, Jong Soo Woo
Background: Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) procedures can avoid the complications of an on-pump bypass. However, some cases unexpectedly require conversion to cardiopulmonary bypass during OPCABG. The risk factors associated with a sudden need for cardiopulmonary bypass were analyzed. Methods: This retrospective study included 283 subjects scheduled for OPCABG from 2001 to 2010. These were divided into an OPCABG group and an on-pump conversion group...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113524/how-does-preeclampsia-affect-neonates-highlights-in-the-disease-s-immunity
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Lina R Marins, Leonardo B Anizelli, Ana L Sarquis, Mariana D Romanowski
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia (PE) is the primary obstetrical cause in one to four perinatal deaths. Although the etiology and pathogenesis of preeclampsia is not fully known, a proinflammatory immune state prevails and can disrupt fetal hematopoiesis. Some of the effects on the newborn include neonatal thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, a reduction in T regulatory cells and an increased cytotoxic natural killer cell profile. METHOD: Electronic databases were searched, and defined criteria were applied to select articles for review...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112646/transfusion-preparedness-strategies-for-obstetric-hemorrhage-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Brett D Einerson, Zuzana Stehlikova, Richard E Nelson, Brandon K Bellows, Kensaku Kawamoto, Erin A S Clark
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of common obstetric transfusion preparedness strategies to prevent emergency-release transfusions. METHODS: A decision analytic model compared five commonly used transfusion preparedness strategies in a general obstetric population. Patients were classified as being at low, moderate, or high risk for transfusion. The most prepared strategy used a policy of universal type and screen plus crossmatch for high-risk patients...
November 3, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105189/cyclophosphamide-induced-tolerance-in-kidney-transplantation-avoids-long-term-immunosuppressive-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Ario Takeuchi, Koji Kato, Koichi Akashi, Masatoshi Eto
There has recently been remarkable progress in immunosuppressive agents, such as tacrolimus and cyclosporine. Therefore, the rate of organ establishment has improved in transplantation. However, immunosuppressive agents generally suppress the function of T cells. Thus, opportunistic infections, such as cytomegalovirus infection, are still a major problem in kidney transplantation. Induction of specific tolerance to avoid immunosuppressive drug therapy after kidney transplantation is considered as the ultimate goal of transplantation...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
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