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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166543/transcatheter-or-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-advanced-kidney-disease-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Rajkumar Doshi, Jay Shah, Vaibhav Patel, Varun Jauhar, Perwaiz Meraj
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative for surgically inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis. Advanced kidney disease may significantly affect outcomes in patients treated with TAVR and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). HYPOTHESIS: TAVR is associated with better in-hospital outcomes compared with SAVR in patients with advanced kidney disease. METHODS: We identified our sample from the National Inpatient Sample between 2012 and 2014, using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149573/the-intrinsic-genetic-and-epigenetic-regulator-factors-as-therapeutic-targets-and-the-effect-on-fetal-globin-gene-expression
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Pegah Adelvand, Mohammed Hamid, Soroush Sardari
Introduction The effort to induce fetal globin or Hb F gene expression as an alternative therapy for blood transfusion has been ongoing for few decades, with promising results evident in patients with hemoglobinopathies. Although the clinical outcomes have been satisfactory and significant, there are still concerns about the safety of Hb F inducers in the long-term. There are potent inducers which lose their potency and safety over the course of therapy. Area Covered: In this work, efforts have been made to review the latest findings on intrinsic genetic and epigenetic factors which are able to induce the gene expression of fetal globin in adult patients with beta (β)-thalassemia Major, Intermedia and sickle cell disease (SCD)...
November 17, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141627/in-vitro-properties-of-concentrated-canine-platelets-stored-in-two-additive-solutions-a-comparative-study
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N Hlavac, C S Lasta, M L Dalmolin, L A Lacerda, D de Korte, N A Marcondes, S R Terra, F B Fernandes, F H D González
BACKGROUND: Platelet transfusion therapy poses many challenges in veterinary clinical practice. Lack of readily available blood donors, short shelf-life, and inability to administer a sufficient number of platelets to meet a dog's transfusion need are the major difficulties encountered. Platelet additive solutions are already in use at American and European human blood banks, showing to be a realistic alternative. This study compares the in vitro platelet function in plasma, Composol, or SSP+ during storage for 13 days...
November 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124121/patients-comorbidities-reduce-the-clinical-value-of-emergency-colonoscopy-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Cristiano Cremone, Anouk Esch, Charlotte Gagniere, Alessandro Fugazza, Faria Mesli, Michael Levy, Aurelien Amiot, Alexis Laurent, Yann LeBaleur, Francois Hemery, Nicolas De'Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Iradj Sobhani
Background and study aims:  Urgent endoscopy is often used to diagnose and sometimes treat acute upper gastrointestinal syndromes (hemorrhage, toxic ingestion, and occlusion). However, its suitability concerning the management of lower gastrointestinal conditions in emergency circumstances is controversial. Patients and methods:  We studied the role of emergency colonoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of all consecutive patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal symptoms referred to our hospital on an emergency basis...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118268/azacitidine-in-lower-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-a-meta-analysis-of-data-from-prospective-studies
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Rami Komrokji, Arlene S Swern, David Grinblatt, Roger M Lyons, Magnus Tobiasson, Lewis R Silverman, Hamid Sayar, Ravi Vij, Albert Fliss, Nora Tu, Mary M Sugrue
BACKGROUND: After erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) failure, lenalidomide and hypomethylating agents are the only remaining treatment options for most patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (LR-MDS). Optimal choice of these agents as front-line therapy in non-del(5q) LR-MDS is unclear. Because azacitidine clinical data mainly describe experience in higher-risk MDS, we performed a meta-analysis of patient-level data to evaluate azacitidine in patients with red blood cell (RBC) transfusion-dependent LR-MDS...
November 8, 2017: Oncologist
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/29102834/establishment-of-an-alternative-efficiently-genotyping-strategy-for-human-abo-gene
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Enzhu Jiang, Peifu Yu, Siyi Zhang, Chunmei Li, Mei Ding, Baojie Wang, Hao Pang
ABO genotyping is used in several disciplines, including transfusion, transplantation, human evolution, and forensic medicine. Detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on a locus is a common way to identify different genotypes. In this study we developed a strategy for ABO genotyping, which can rapidly and efficiently detect SNPs. DNA fragments containing 4 SNPs in the ABO gene (c.261delG, c.297A > G, c.1009A > G, and c.1061delC) were amplified using individually and multiplexed polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods and subsequently genotyped by high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis...
November 1, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099345/coagulation-management-during-liver-transplantation-use-of-fibrinogen-concentrate-recombinant-activated-factor-vii-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-and-antifibrinolytics
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Jonathan H Chow, Khang Lee, Ezeldeen Abuelkasem, Obi R Udekwu, Kenichi A Tanaka
Coagulation management, and transfusion practice in liver transplantation (LT) have been evolving in the recent years due to better understanding of coagulation abnormalities in end-stage liver disease, and clinical management of LT patients. Avoidance of allogeneic blood components is feasible in some patients, but multi-modal coagulation therapies may be necessary in others who develop complex coagulopathy due to hemorrhage, hemodilution, hypothermia, and acid-base disturbances. Transfusions of plasma and cryoprecipitate remain to be the mainstay therapy for procoagulant factor replacement during LT...
November 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092829/platelets-from-donors-with-consistent-low-hla-b8-b12-or-b35-expression-do-not-undergo-antibody-mediated-internalization
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Anno Saris, Bert Tomson, Anneke Brand, Arend Mulder, Frans H Claas, Jos Lorinser, John Scharenberg, S Marieke van Ham, Anja Ten Brinke, Jaap Jan Zwaginga, Pieter F van der Meer
Patients refractory to platelet transfusions due to alloimmunization require HLA-matched platelets, which is only possible if a large HLA-typed donor pool is available. However, even then patients with broad immunization or rare haplotypes may not have suitable donors. In these patients, transfusions with platelets showing low HLA class I expression may be an alternative for fully HLA matched transfusions. In this study, we quantified the proportion of donors with consistently low HLA-B8, B12, and B35 expression on platelets using human monoclonal antibodies specific for these antigens...
November 1, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092739/erythropoietic-response-to-oral-iron-in-patients-with-nondialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-find-ckd-trial%C3%A2
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Iain C Macdougall, Andreas H Bock, Fernando Carrera, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Carlo Gaillard, David Van Wyck, Yvonne Meier, Sylvain Larroque, Amandine Perrin, Simon D Roger
AIMS: To evaluate erythropoietic response rates to oral iron over time in iron-deficient anemic patients with nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: FIND-CKD was a 1-year, randomized, multicenter trial of iron therapy in patients with ND-CKD, anemia, and iron deficiency, without erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy. Patients with active infection or C-reactive protein > 20 mg/L were excluded. In this post-hoc analysis, response was defined as ≥ 1 g/dL increase in hemoglobin (Hb) from baseline, before initiation of alternative anemia therapy (i...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092108/sutureless-versus-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implant-a-propensity-score-matching-study
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Giuseppe Santarpino, Ferdinand Vogt, Steffen Pfeiffer, Angelo M Dell'Aquila, Jürgen Jessl, Federica Cuomo, Che von Wardenburg, Theodor Fischlein, Matthias Pauschinger, Johannes Schwab
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), especially via the transfemoral (TF) route, is increasingly performed in patients considered in the 'gray zone' between TAVI and surgery. However, the best treatment option in this patient population remains to be established. METHODS: Since 2010, a total of 923 patients underwent either TAVI (n = 538) or sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) (n = 385) at the authors' institutions. Among these patients, 79 treated with TF-TAVI were compared with 79 propensity score-matched patients who had undergone elective isolated AVR with the sutureless Perceval bioprosthesis...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079661/development-of-a-portable-blood-salvage-and-autotransfusion-technology-to-enhance-survivability-of-personnel-requiring-major-medical-interventions-in-austere-or-military-environments
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Terence Gourlay, C Simpson, C A Robertson
INTRODUCTION: Uncontrolled haemorrhage is the leading cause of death on the battlefield, and two-thirds of these deaths result from non-compressible haemorrhage. Blood salvage and autotransfusion represent an alternative to conventional blood transfusion techniques for austere environments, potentially providing blood to the casualty at point of injury. The aim of this paper is to describe the design, development and initial proof-of-concept testing of a portable blood salvage and autotransfusion technology to enhance survivability of personnel requiring major medical interventions in austere or military environments...
October 26, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076161/use-of-the-blood-substitute-hboc-201-in-critically-ill-patients-during-sickle-crisis-a-three-case-series
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Jonathan M Davis, Nura El-Haj, Nimish N Shah, Garry Schwartz, Margaret Block, James Wall, Mark Tidswell, Ernest DiNino
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is an important treatment modality during severe sickle cell crisis (SCC). SCC patients who refuse, or cannot accept, RBCs present a unique challenge. Acellular hemoglobin (Hb)-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) might be an alternative for critically ill patients in SCC with multiorgan failure due to life-threatening anemia. HBOC-201 (HbO2 Therapeutics) has been administered to more than 800 anemic patients in 22 clinical trials, but use of any HBOCs in critically ill sickle cell patients with organ failure is exceedingly rare...
October 26, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076098/good-manufacturing-practice-gmp-translation-of-advanced-cellular-therapeutics-lessons-for-the-manufacture-of-erythrocytes-as-medicinal-products
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Neil W A McGowan, John D M Campbell, Joanne C Mountford
Blood transfusion is a mainstay of modern medical practice. In many parts of the world the use of this life-saving therapy is hampered by issues of supply and the potential for transfusion transmitted infections. Accordingly, there are many studies seeking to find an alternative to donated red blood cells (RBCs) for transfusion, including large-scale production from adult and pluripotent stem cells, or erythroid cell lines. Translating basic studies, using any cell lineage, into protocols that are suitable for the generation of cellular therapies requires a wide range of biological and regulatory procedures to be put in place...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062745/review-of-minimal-access-versus-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-for-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Carson T Hoffmann, Jacob A Heiner, Tom C Nguyen
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (miniAVR) have become alternatives to surgical aortic valve replacement via median sternotomy (SAVR) to treat severe aortic stenosis (AS). Despite increased interest and utilization, few studies have directly compared TAVR and miniAVR. A review of the current literature shows TAVR to be an indispensable tool for inoperable, high-risk, and perhaps intermediate-risk patients with severe AS. However, it is associated with a number of deleterious perioperative outcomes, such as valvular regurgitation and vascular complications...
September 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061024/-comparison-of-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy-and-open-distal-pancreatectomy-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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K Xu, J J Su, M Su, L Yan, J Feng, X L Xin, Y L Chen
Objective: To compare and evaluate the curative effect of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy(LDP) and traditional open distal pancreatectomy(ODP) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Methods: The clinical data of 15 patients treated by LDP and 87 contemporaneous cases treated by ODP from January 2010 to November 2015 was collected, and the curative effect and prognosis of these patients were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The operation time of LDP group was (286.5±48.1) min, significantly longer than that of OPD group(226...
October 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049131/comparison-of-surgical-outcomes-narcotics-utilization-and-costs-after-an-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-stand-alone-cage-versus-anterior-plating
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Ehsan Tabaraee, Junyoung Ahn, Daniel D Bohl, Michael J Collins, Dustin H Massel, Khaled Aboushaala, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis of a prospectively maintained registry. OBJECTIVE: To compare the surgical outcomes, narcotic utilization, and costs between a stand-alone (SA) cage and anterior plating (AP) with an interbody device for 1-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF with a SA cage has gained popularity as a potential alternative to anterior cervical plating. Few studies have compared the surgical outcomes, narcotic utilization, and costs of ACDF utilizing a SA cage versus AP with an interbody device...
November 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046959/minimally-invasive-liver-resection-for-primary-and-metastatic-liver-tumors-influence-of-age-on-perioperative-complications-and-mortality
#18
Iswanto Sucandy, Susannah Cheek, Allan Tsung, J Wallis Marsh, David A Geller
BACKGROUND: As minimally invasive technique becomes more popular, an increasing number of elderly patients were considered for minimally invasive liver resection (MILR). Limited physiologic reserve remains a major concern, which frequently leads surgeons to recommend nonresectional alternatives. We sought to evaluate complications and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing MILR. METHODS: Eight hundred and thirty-one patients who underwent MILR were classified into groups A, B, and C based on age [(< 70, n = 629), (70-79, n = 148), (≥ 80, n = 54) years old, respectively]...
October 18, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033354/confronting-the-misbeliefs-pertaining-to-blood-donation-and-transfusion-practices-in-india
#19
A Qureshi
India, a country of 1.3 billion is still yearning for just 12 million units of blood and facing a shortage of 10%; this seemingly small number has claimed many lives, particularly in the less developed parts of the country. The root cause of the problem, although not defined clearly, can be ascertained from the survey reports from different parts of the country targeted to analyze the knowledge, attitude and practices related to blood donation. Most of these reports are coherent in their findings and report the existence of the fallacious perceptions about blood donation even after six decades of the initiation of voluntary blood donation practices...
October 12, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025378/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-trali-and-transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload-taco-in-liver-transplantation-a-case-report-and-focused-review
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Natalie K Smith, Sang Kim, Bryan Hill, Andrew Goldberg, Samuel DeMaria, Jeron Zerillo
Liver transplantation (LT) is a complex procedure in a patient with multi-organ system dysfunction and coagulation defects. The surgical procedure involves dissection, major vessel manipulation, and pathophysiologic effects of graft storage and reperfusion. As a result, LT frequently involves significant hemorrhage. Subsequent massive transfusion carries high risk of transfusion-associated complications. Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) are the leading causes of transfusion associated mortality...
October 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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