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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806028/treatment-of-peritonsillar-abscess-in-immunosuppressed-patients
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Jed H Assam, William C Spanos
Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a common pathology in otolaryngology emergency. The treatment of PTA is usually bedside drainage or surgical removal of the tonsils (Quincy tonsillectomy) in combination with antibiotic treatment. However, patients with immune suppression might have a more difficult treatment course. Such difficulties may be further magnified within older patients. This case report will describe successful multi-modality treatment of two separate incidents of PTA developing in the context of immunosuppression...
July 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803714/building-capacity-for-active-surveillance-of-vaccine-adverse-events-in-the-americas-a-hospital-based-multi-country-network
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Pamela Bravo-Alcántara, Silvia Pérez-Vilar, Helvert Felipe Molina-León, Miriam Sturkenboom, Steven Black, Patrick L F Zuber, Christine Maure, Jose Luis Castro
New vaccines designed to prevent diseases endemic in low and middle-income countries are being introduced without prior utilization in countries with robust vaccine pharmacovigilance systems. Our aim was to build capacity for active surveillance of vaccine adverse events in the Americas. We describe the implementation of a proof-of-concept study for the feasibility of an international collaborative hospital-based active surveillance system for vaccine safety. The study was developed and implemented in 15 sentinel sites located in seven countries of the region of the Americas, under the umbrella of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Vaccine Safety Initiative...
August 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780041/quinine-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-a-report-of%C3%A2-19%C3%A2-patients
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Evaren E Page, Dustin J Little, Sara K Vesely, James N George
BACKGROUND: Quinine can cause diverse and severe immune-mediated adverse reactions, including thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Our objective was to describe the presenting features and long-term outcomes of patients with quinine-induced TMA. STUDY DESIGN: A case series of 19 patients with quinine-induced TMA treated with plasma exchange. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with quinine-induced TMA initially suspected of having thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) were identified among patients enrolled in the Oklahoma TTP-Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Registry...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770879/incidence-and-pattern-of-thrombocytopenia-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
#4
Mohammad Hamid, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Hamid Iqil Naqvi, Khalid Ahsan
OBJECTIVE: To observe the incidence and pattern of thrombocytopenia in cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: This prospective, cohort study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from November 2014 to April 2015, and comprised adult cardiac patients. Patients with platelet count less than 150,000 x 109/L, history of malignancy, immune thrombocytopenic purpura and on chemo or radiotherapy were excluded. All information including demographics, platelet count, heparin doses, total cardiopulmonary bypass time, cross-clamp time, blood products transfused, any thromboembolic complication and the presence of infection were recorded on a pre-designed proforma...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761351/alemtuzumab-a-review-of-efficacy-and-risks-in-the-treatment-of-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Cristina Guarnera, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon
Alemtuzumab is a selective humanized monoclonal antibody directed against the CD52 antigen, and has been found to be a powerful treatment for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Alemtuzumab demonstrated high efficacy in several clinical studies. The risk of relapse and sustained accumulation of disability showed significant reduction in the Phase II CAMMS223 and the Phase III clinical trials CARE MS I and CARE MS II. The data presented at the 32nd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis confirmed these results...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759473/novel-therapeutic-approaches-for-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Yvette C Tanhehco, Gowthami Arepally, Ara Metjian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is an immune-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy caused by antibodies to ADAMTS13 (A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase with a ThromboSpondin type 1 motif, member 13). Standard treatment with therapeutic plasma exchange and immunosuppression with steroids results in high remission and low mortality rates. However, a number of patients remain refractory to frontline therapy and/or experience multiple relapses. This study reviews emerging therapies for thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura...
July 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757383/indications-and-outcome-of-splenectomy-in-hematologic-disease
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S Bonnet, A Guédon, J-A Ribeil, F Suarez, J Tamburini, S Gaujoux
Splenectomy is part of the therapeutic arsenal for benign or malignant hematological disorders that constitute the main indication for elective splenectomy. With the development of minimally invasive approaches, and in particular, laparoscopy, as well as the advent of monoclonal antibody therapy, the indications and the outcomes of splenectomy for hematologic disease have changed in recent years. Nonetheless, splenectomy has its place in hemoglobinopathies and hemolytic diseases, improves thrombocytopenia in refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura, can reverse sequelae linked to voluminous splenomegaly secondary to myelofibrosis, or can be used for diagnostic purposes or for splenomegaly in lymphoproliferative syndromes...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751567/the-adamts13-1239-1253-peptide-is-a-dominant-hla-dr1-restricted-cd4-t-cell-epitope
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Laurent Gilardin, Sandrine Delignat, Ivan Peyron, Mathieu Ing, Yu-Chun Lone, Bagirath Gangadharan, Baptiste Michard, Yousra Kherabi, Meenu Sharma, Anastas Pashov, Jean-Baptiste Latouche, Mohamad Hamieh, Olivier Toutirais, Pascale Loiseau, Lionel Galicier, Agnès Veyradier, Srini Kaveri, Bernard Maillère, Paul Coppo, Sébastien Lacroix-Desmazes
Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare and severe disease characterized by auto-antibodies directed against "A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase with Thrombospondin type 1 repeats, 13th member" (ADAMTS13), a plasma protein involved in hemostasis. The implication of CD4+ T cells in the pathogenesis of the disease is suggested by the IgG isotype of the antibodies. However, the nature of the CD4+ T-cell epitopes remains poorly characterized. Here, we determined the HLA-DR-restricted CD4+ T-cell epitopes of ADAMTS13...
July 27, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722150/lessons-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-children
#9
Catherine Cole
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719512/a-pediatric-case-of-persistent-thrombocytopenia-in-a-patient-who-developed-all
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Haroon Shaukat, Jessica O'Mara, Michelle Neier
Inherited thrombocytopenia is a topic that was expanded greatly over the last decade and many new genes are being identified. However, inheritance patterns are not always easy to identify because sporadic cases from de novo mutations may in fact be more common. Few studies have assessed the relationship between thrombocytopenia and malignancies, specifically acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Here we present a pediatric case of persistent thrombocytopenia associated with T-cell ALL. Our patient was initially diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenic purpura with no evidence of malignancy on bone marrow biopsy but presented shortly after with ALL...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705838/leukofiltration-plus-pathogen-reduction-prevents-alloimmune-platelet-refractoriness-in-a-dog-transfusion-model
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Sherrill J Slichter, Esther Pellham, S Lawrence Bailey, Todd Christoffel, Irena Gettinger, Lakshmi Gaur, Yvette Latchman, Karen Nelson, Doug Bolgiano
Human Lymphocyte Antigen (HLA) alloimmunization to filter leukoreduced (F-LR) platelets occurs in about 18% of immunosuppressed thrombocytopenic hematology/oncology patients and represents a significant challenge for effective chemotherapy. In a dog platelet transfusion model, we have evaluated other methods of preventing alloimmune platelet refractoriness and demonstrated that successful methods in our dog model are transferable to man. In the present study, donor/recipient pairs were dog lymphocyte antigen (DLA) DR-B incompatible (88% of the pairs), and recipient dogs received up to 8 weekly treated transfusions from a single donor (a highly immunogenic stimulus), or until platelet refractoriness...
July 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702343/eb-virus-reactivation-triggers-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-healthy-adult
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Satoko Oka, Masaharu Nohgawa
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is rare but life-threatening disease, characterized typically by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), profound peripheral thrombocytopenia and severe deficiency in the von Willebrand factor-cleaving prortease ADAMTS13. It has been reported that acquired immune TTP is closely associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection and influenza infection or vaccination. However, it has not been reported to be associated with Epstein Barr Virus infection or reactivation...
2017: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698839/dapsone-therapy-for-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-old-but-still-unfamiliar
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EDITORIAL
Jaewoo Song
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689597/other-extrahepatic-manifestations-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-pulmonary-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-nondiabetes-endocrine-disorders
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REVIEW
Daniel Segna, Jean-François Dufour
Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are a rare but serious condition. This article summarizes the current literature on the association between HCV and endocrine and pulmonary manifestations, as well as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). HCV may directly infect extrahepatic tissues and interact with the immune system predisposing for obstructive and interstitial lung disease, ITP, autoimmune thyroiditis, infertility, growth hormone and adrenal deficiencies, osteoporosis, and potentially lung and thyroid cancers...
August 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673116/patterns-of-care-and-burden-of-chronic-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-brazil
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Ana Clara Kneese Virgilio do Nascimento, Joyce Maria Annichino-Bizzacchi, Claudia de Alvarenga Maximo, Eimy Minowa, Guilherme Silva Julian, Rafael Freitas Dos Santos
AIMS: Although several therapeutic options are available for chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (cITP), little is known about the treatment of cITP in Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multi-center, retrospective chart review, observational study was designed to describe the treatment patterns, clinical burden, resources use, and associated costs for adult patients diagnosed with cITP and treated in public and private institutions in Brazil. Patient charts were screened in reverse chronological order based on their last visit post January 1, 2012...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658773/haemostatic-disorder-in-women-with-unexplained-menorrhagia-a-tertiary-care-centre-experience-from-northern-india
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Rashmi Kushwaha, Ashutosh Kumar, Kusum Lata Mishra, Pushp Lata Sankhwar, Renu Singh
INTRODUCTION: Menorrhagia is a common gynaecological problem and its cause remains unexplained in a significant proportion of females. AIM: The present study was done to diagnose a wide range of haemostatic disorders which can give rise to menorrhagia in women of adolescent, postadolescent and perimenopausal age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1100 women presenting to gynaecological emergency with complaints of menorrhagia underwent comprehensive evaluation...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654425/association-between-gene-polymorphisms-and-clinical-features-in-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-patients
#17
Hadi Rezaeeyan, Kaveh Jaseb, Arash Alghasi, Ali Amin Asnafi, Najmaldin Saki
: Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disease in which increased platelet destruction and thrombocytopenia are diagnostic features. In fact, the exact pathogenesis of this disease is still unknown, but genetic changes can be a potential factor in the development of ITP. In this study, the relationship between polymorphisms with platelet destruction has been studied, which leads to decreased platelet count. Relevant literature was identified by a PubMed search (2000-2016) of English language papers using the terms 'ITP', 'polymorphism,' and 'immune system'...
June 24, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652651/molecular-mimicry-in-helicobacter-pylori-infections
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REVIEW
Magdalena Chmiela, Weronika Gonciarz
Gram-negative bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) colonize gastric mucosa in humans and increase the risk of serious diseases such as gastric and duodenal ulcers, stomach cancers and mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. The role of H. pylori infection in the pathogenesis of several extragastric diseases has been suggested including immune thrombocytopenic purpura, iron deficiency anemia, vitamin D deficiency, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and dermatological disorders. Also neurological diseases and even lung cancer have attracted researchers concern...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637667/thrombocytopenia-in-pregnancy
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Douglas B Cines, Lisa D Levine
Thrombocytopenia develops in 5-10% of women during pregnancy or in the immediate post-partum period. A low platelet count is often an incidental feature, but it can also provide a biomarker of a coexisting systemic or gestational disorder and a potential reason for a maternal intervention or treatment that might pose harm to the fetus. This chapter reflects our approach to these issues with an emphasis on advances in understanding and managing the more common causes of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy made over the past 5-10 years...
June 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629237/improved-pregnancy-outcome-following-earlier-splenectomy-in-women-with-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-5-year-observational-study
#20
Mohamed Rezk, Alaa Masood, Ragab Dawood, Mahmoud Emara, Hanan El-Sayed
OBJECTIVE: To assess prospectively the maternal and fetal outcome in women with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who undergone earlier splenectomy compared to women on medical therapy. METHODS: A 5-year observational study included pregnant women in the first trimester previously diagnosed with primary ITP with 74 patients underwent splenectomy before pregnancy and 86 patients on medical therapy. Patients were followed throughout pregnancy and labour to record their obstetric outcome...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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