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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439902/concentrated-lyophilized-plasma-used-for-reconstitution-of-whole-blood-leads-to-higher-coagulation-factor-activity-but-unchanged-thrombin-potential-compared-with-fresh-frozen-plasma
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Giacomo E Iapichino, Martin Ponschab, Janne Cadamuro, Susanne Süssner, Christian Gabriel, Benjamin Dieplinger, Margot Egger, Christoph J Schlimp, Soheyl Bahrami, Herbert Schöchl
BACKGROUND: During massive hemorrhage, it is recommended to transfuse red blood cells, platelet concentrate, and fresh-frozen plasma in a ratio close to 1:1:1. To avoid the thawing process of fresh frozen plasma, lyophilized plasma (LP) is increasingly used. Evidence is limited on the activity of coagulation factors in reconstituted blood using LP and concentrated LP versions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Whole blood from ten healthy volunteers was separated into red blood cell, fresh frozen plasma, and platelet concentrate units...
April 25, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436074/an-evaluation-of-the-mixed-pediatric-unit-for-blood-loss-replacement-in-pediatric-craniofacial-surgery
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Stefan Mogensen, Norbert Lubenow, Pelle Nilsson, Henrik Engquist, Folke Knutsson, Per Enblad, Daniel Nowinski, Peter Frykholm
BACKGROUND: Surgical correction for craniosynostosis is often associated with significant perioperative hemorrhage. We implemented a transfusion strategy with a strict protocol including transfusion triggers, frequent assessment of coagulation tests, and the use of a novel transfusion unit, the mixed pediatric unit. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate if the applied transfusion strategy could reduce total blood loss and number of blood donors. METHODS: Children <1 year old admitted for craniosynostosis surgery were included for the study...
April 23, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416828/-application-of-bilateral-direct-anterior-approach-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-report-of-22-cases
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J Tang, M Lv, Y X Zhou, J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the operation technique and the methods to avoid early complications on the learning curve for bilateral direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: We retrospectively studied a series of continued cases with bilateral avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN) or degenerative dysplastic hip and rheumatoid arthritis that were treated by DAA THA in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital. A total of 22 patients with 44 hips were analyzed from June 2014 to August 2016 in this study...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410631/comparison-of-three-caval-reconstruction-techniques-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-retrospective-review
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Tiffany Chan, Kristin DeGirolamo, Stephanie Chartier-Plante, Andrzej K Buczkowski
BACKGROUND: Classic caval reconstruction during liver transplantation involves complete cross-clamping and resection of the recipient inferior vena cava (IVC) followed by donor IVC interposition. Other techniques preserve the IVC, with piggyback (PB) to the hepatic veins or side-to-side (SS) caval anastomosis. Avoidance of cross-clamping may be beneficial for minimizing hemodynamic instability and transfusion requirements. METHODS: Retrospective review of a provincial transplant database (2007-2011)...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410562/superior-vena-cava-reconstruction-under-the-left-internal-jugular-vein-to-left-femoral-vein-bypass-support
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Jun Ba, Runsheng Peng, Hui Shi, Chunsheng Wang
The complete surgical resection of malignant thymoma is recommended. We present a rare case of tumor resection and superior vena cava (SVC) reconstruction under veno-venous bypass support from the left internal jugular vein to the left femoral vein. The full amount of systemic heparinization (3 mg/kg) was avoided. The surgical pathology revealed thymic squamous cell carcinoma. No complications such as fatal extensive bleeding, coagulopathy, thromboembolism or transfusion reaction were found postoperatively...
April 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409618/zika-virus-common-questions-and-answers
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Irogue I Igbinosa, Ingrid B Rabe, Titilope Oduyebo, Sonja A Rasmussen
Since local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus was first reported in Brazil in early 2015, the virus has spread rapidly, with active transmission reported in at least 61 countries and territories worldwide, including the United States. Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other severe brain anomalies. The virus is transmitted primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, but other routes of transmission include sexual, mother-to-fetus during pregnancy, mother-to-infant at delivery, laboratory exposure, and, possibly, transfusion of blood products...
April 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409600/postpartum-hemorrhage-prevention-and-treatment
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Ann Evensen, Janice M Anderson, Patricia Fontaine
Postpartum hemorrhage is common and can occur in patients without risk factors for hemorrhage. Active management of the third stage of labor should be used routinely to reduce its incidence. Use of oxytocin after delivery of the anterior shoulder is the most important and effective component of this practice. Oxytocin is more effective than misoprostol for prevention and treatment of uterine atony and has fewer adverse effects. Routine episiotomy should be avoided to decrease blood loss and the risk of anal laceration...
April 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409222/incidental-splenic-nodules-found-on-mr-imaging-done-for-assessment-of-iron-overload-in-children
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Rayan A Ahyad, Christopher Z Lam, Omid Shearkhani, Oscar M Navarro
BACKGROUND: MR imaging is used to assess iron overload in patients with hemoglobinopathies and in those who have undergone multiple blood transfusions. Sometimes splenic nodules are found incidentally on these examinations and this may cause diagnostic uncertainty. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, imaging characteristics and evolution of splenic nodules found on MR imaging for iron overload evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of all MR imaging examinations performed for iron overload assessment from 2005 to 2015 in a tertiary pediatric hospital...
April 13, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408234/the-acute-hemolytic-anemias-the-importance-of-emergency-diagnosis-and-management
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Jennifer J Robertson, Elizabeth Brem, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic anemias are defined by the premature destruction of red blood cells. These anemias have many causes that are mostly due to chronic diseases, but, occasionally, cases of acute life-threatening hemolysis can occur. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this article were to review the pathophysiology of hemolytic anemias, to discuss the general emergency department (ED) evaluation, and to discuss the assessment and treatment of important and "cannot miss" hemolytic diseases...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392212/n-acetylcysteine-improves-the-quality-of-red-blood-cells-stored-for-transfusion
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Florencia Amen, Andrea Machin, Cristina Touriño, Ismael Rodríguez, Ana Denicola, Leonor Thomson
Storage inflicts a series of changes on red blood cells (RBC) that compromise the cell survival and functionality; largely these alterations (storage lesions) are due to oxidative modifications. The possibility of improving the quality of packed RBC stored for transfusion including N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in the preservation solution was explored. Relatively high concentrations of NAC (20-25 mM) were necessary to prevent the progressive leakage of hemoglobin, while lower concentrations (≥2.5 mM) were enough to prevent the loss of reduced glutathione during the first 21 days of storage...
May 1, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387644/medical-necessity-of-routine-admission-of-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Jared D Ament, Krista N Greenan, Patrick Tertulien, Joseph M Galante, Daniel K Nishijima, Marike Zwienenberg
OBJECTIVE Approximately 475,000 children are treated for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the US each year; most are classified as mild TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] Score 13-15). Patients with positive findings on head CT, defined as either intracranial hemorrhage or skull fracture, regardless of severity, are often transferred to tertiary care centers for intensive care unit (ICU) monitoring. This practice creates a significant burden on the health care system. The purpose of this investigation was to derive a clinical decision rule (CDR) to determine which children can safely avoid ICU care...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369916/feeling-the-burn-the-significant-burden-of-febrile-nonhemolytic-transfusion-reactions
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Robert Cohen, Alioska Escorcia, Farzana Tasmin, Ana Lima, Yulia Lin, Lani Lieberman, Jacob Pendergrast, Jeannie Callum, Christine Cserti-Gazdewich
BACKGROUND: Febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reactions (FNHTRs) are characterized by a post-transfusion temperature rise (of ≥ 1°C, to ≥ 38°C) or chills/rigors unrelated to the underlying condition. FNHTRs are provoked by inflammatory cytokines in the product or by host antileukocyte antibodies against residual donor leukocytes. FNHTRs are among the most commonly reported transfusion disturbances and are generally deemed nonserious events. However, their impact on patients and hospitals may be underestimated...
March 28, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364106/efficacy-of-temporary-ligation-of-infrarenal-abdominal-aorta-during-cesarean-section-in-pernicious-placenta-previa
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Shuangying Huang, Aibin Xia, Grace Jamail, Mailian Long, Chunxia Cheng
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of temporary loop ligation of the infrarenal abdominal aorta for control of intraoperative blood loss in patients with pernicious placenta previa.
 Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 14 patients with pernicious placenta previa, who underwent temporary loop ligation of the infrarenal abdominal aorta for control of blood loss during cesarean section between July 2013 and December 2014.
 Results: Eight patients received conservative management to preserve the uterus and 6 patients underwent cesarean hysterectomy...
March 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363423/new-technique-for-nephron-sparing-surgery-in-polar-tumours-a-modification-of-the-kim-technique
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C Ameri, F M Lopez, G J Vitagliano, H Rios Pita, J M Guglielmi, L Blas
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) is the indication, provided it is feasible and meets the international treatment guidelines. One of the objectives of performing NSS is to reduce the ischemia time as much as possible. We propose a surgical technique for treating polar renal tumours and those larger than 4cm based on the principle of the technique described by Kim in 1964. METHOD: The technique performs a continuous circular suture on the base of the tumour, achieving compression of the renal pole without vascular clamping, facilitating haemostasis and avoiding the blind transfixion performed in Kim's original technique...
March 28, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362411/continuous-manual-exchange-transfusion-for-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-an-efficient-method-to-avoid-iron-overload
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Bérengère Koehl, Florence Missud, Laurent Holvoet, Ghislaine Ithier, Oliver Sakalian-Black, Zinedine Haouari, Emmanuelle Lesprit, André Baruchel, Malika Benkerrou
Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) may be at risk of cerebral vasculopathy and strokes, which can be prevented by chronic transfusion programs. Repeated transfusions of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) is currently the simplest and most used technique for chronic transfusion programs. However, iron overload is one of the major side effects of this therapy. More developed methods exist, notably the apheresis of RBC (erythrapheresis), which is currently the safest and most efficient method. However, it is costly, complicated, and cannot be implemented everywhere, nor is it suitable for all patients...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351027/re-thinking-elective-single-embryo-transfer-increased-risk-of-monochorionic-twinning-a-systematic-review
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Margaret Dziadosz, Mark I Evans
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Multiple pregnancies have tripled in the United States over the past 3 decades. Attributed to increasing maternal age at delivery but more so assisted reproductive technological advances, an effort has been made to decrease twinning through elective single embryo transfer. We sought to review and evaluate risks of monochorionic twinning as a predictable consequence of increasing utilization of elective single embryo transfer on perinatal outcomes. Primary outcomes included twinning rates, fetal anomalies, growth, preterm birth, and mortality...
March 29, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338304/hyberbaric-oxygen-as-sole-treatment-for-severe-radiation-induced-haemorrhagic-cystitis
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Athanasios Dellis, Athanasios Papatsoris, Vasileios Kalentzos, Charalambos Deliveliotis, Andreas Skolarikos
PURPOSE: To examine the safety and efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen as the primary and sole treatment for severe radiation-induced haemorrhagic cystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hyperbaric oxygen was prospectively applied as primary treatment in 38 patients with severe radiation cystitis. Our primary endpoint was the incidence of complete and partial response to treatment, while the secondary endpoints included the duration of response, the correlation of treatment success-rate to the interval between the onset of haematuria and initiation of therapy, blood transfusion need and total radiation dose, the number of sessions to success, the avoidance of surgery and the overall survival...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334429/liver-parenchyma-transection-first-approach-in-hemihepatectomy-with-en-bloc-caudate-lobectomy-for-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-a-safe-technique-to-secure-favorable-surgical-outcomes
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Yasunari Kawabata, Hikota Hayashi, Seiji Yano, Yoshitsugu Tajima
BACKGROUND: Although hemihepatectomy with total caudate lobectomy (hemiHx-tc) is essential for the surgical treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma, the advantage of an anterior approach for hemiHx-tc has not been fully discussed technically; the significance of an anterior approach without liver mobilization for preventing infectious complications also remains unknown. METHODS: The liver parenchyma transection-first approach (Hp-first) technique is an early transection of the hepatic parenchyma without mobilization of the liver that utilizes a modified liver-hanging maneuver to avoid damaging the future remnant liver...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333829/acute-traumatic-coagulopathy-the-elephant-in-a-room-of-blind-scientists
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Michael A Meledeo, Maryanne C Herzig, James A Bynum, Xiaowu Wu, Anand K Ramasubramanian, Daniel N Darlington, Kristin M Reddoch, Andrew P Cap
Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) is the failure of coagulation homeostasis that can rapidly arise following traumatic injury, hemorrhage, and shock; it is associated with higher injury severity, coagulation abnormalities, and increased blood transfusions. ATC has historically been defined by a prolonged prothrombin time (PT), although newer, more informative measurements of hemostatic function have been employed to improve diagnosis and support clinical decision making. The underlying biochemical mechanisms of and best practice therapeutics for ATC remain under active investigation because of its significant correlation to poor outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314307/post-hepatectomy-refractory-ascites-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk-factor-analysis-to-overcome-this-problematic-complication
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Shinji Itoh, Hideaki Uchiyama, Yasuharu Ikeda, Kazutoyo Morita, Noboru Harada, Keishi Sugimachi, Hirofumi Kawanaka, Daisuke Korenaga, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Kenji Takenaka, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Refractory ascites is a serious post-hepatectomy complication in cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In order to avoid this complication, surgeons should preserve as much liver parenchyma as possible in performing hepatectomy in such patients. However, we still occasionally encounter refractory ascites even after limited or small hepatectomy. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for post-hepatectomy refractory ascites in cirrhotic patients, focusing on limited or small hepatectomy...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
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