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REVIEW
Ali T Taher, David J Weatherall, Maria Domenica Cappellini
Inherited haemoglobin disorders, including thalassaemia and sickle-cell disease, are the most common monogenic diseases worldwide. Several clinical forms of α-thalassaemia and β-thalassaemia, including the co-inheritance of β-thalassaemia with haemoglobin E resulting in haemoglobin E/β-thalassaemia, have been described. The disease hallmarks include imbalance in the α/β-globin chain ratio, ineffective erythropoiesis, chronic haemolytic anaemia, compensatory haemopoietic expansion, hypercoagulability, and increased intestinal iron absorption...
July 31, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771666/how-i-manage-sickle-cell-patients-with-high-transcranial-doppler-results
#2
REVIEW
John Brewin, Banu Kaya, Subarna Chakravorty
Stroke is one of the most severe complications to affect children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA). Transcranial doppler (TCD) is an accurate and non-invasive method to determine stroke risk. Randomised controlled trials have demonstrated the efficacy of chronic transfusion therapy in stroke prevention based on risk stratification determined by TCD velocities. This has led to the regular use of TCD monitoring for children with SCA in order to determine stroke risk. Significant resource allocation is necessary to facilitate training, quality assurance and failsafe arrangements for non-attenders...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764173/clinical-and-laboratory-predictors-of-frequency-of-painful-crises-among-sickle-cell-anaemia-patients-in-nigeria
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Angela Ogechukwu Ugwu, Obike Godswill Ibegbulam, Theresa Ukamaka Nwagha, Anazoeze Jude Madu, Sunday Ocheni, Iheanyi Okpala
INTRODUCTION: The severity of Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) in terms of frequency of painful Vaso-Occlusive Crises (VOC) may be affected by clinical and haematological parameters amongst others. Elucidation of these factors in a given disease prevalent environment is necessary for prompt and effective management of patients with frequent painful VOC. AIM: This study aimed at determining the clinical and laboratory predictors of frequency of painful VOC among SCA patients in Enugu, Southeastern Nigeria...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764172/clinico-haematological-profile-of-hereditary-haemolytic-anaemias-in-a-tertiary-health-care-hospital-in-south-india
#4
Chaitra Venkataswamy, Am Shanthala Devi
INTRODUCTION: Hereditary haemolytic anaemia is a common inherited disorder causing varying degree of morbidity and mortality. This includes disorders due to haemoglobin defect, membrane defect, and enzyme defect. Among them haemoglobinopathies, a single gene disorder, constitutes the major part of the disorder and is distributed worldwide with an incidence of 5%. These inherited disorders pose a major public health problem and increase the burden both on the patient and the society. Presently, these disorders are not curable but can only be prevented...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731851/the-frequency-of-occurrence-of-fish-shaped-red-blood-cells-in-different-haematologic-disorders
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Christoph Robier, Carolin Körber, Franz Quehenberger, Manfred Neubauer, Albert Wölfler
BACKGROUND: Red blood cells (RBC) resembling the silhouette of a fish are rarely observed in peripheral blood (PB) smears. In this study, we determined the frequency of occurrence of fish-shaped RBC in different haematologic diseases. METHODS: We examined PB smears of patients with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) (n=23), β-thalassaemia minor (BTM) (n=30), sickle cell disease (SCD) (n=7), autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) (n=13), microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA) (n=11), hereditary sphaerocytosis (HS) (n=4), hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) (n=3), vitamin B12 and folate deficiency (n=15), anaemia in liver disease (LD) (n=17), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (n=15), acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) (n=29), chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) (n=18), primary myelofibrosis (PMF) (n=12), chronic myelo-monocytic leukaemia (CMML) (n=15) and 21 healthy controls by light microscopy for the occurrence of fish-shaped erythrocytes...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692445/normal-cerebral-vascular-pulsations-in-humans-changes-with-age-and-implications-for-microvascular-disease
#6
Mi O Kim, Yan Li, Fangfei Wei, Jiguang Wang, Michael F O'Rourke, Audrey Adji, Alberto P Avolio
BACKGROUND: Cerebral syndromes in older humans, secondary stroke in younger persons following trauma, and sickle cell anaemia in children, are linked by unexplained microvascular damage and high cerebral pressure or flow pulsations. The aim of this study was to characterize age-related pressure and flow waveforms patterns entering the brain, to explain these in terms of disturbed physiological function, and to consider clinical implications. METHOD: Blood flow velocity waves were measured in four cerebral vascular territories by transcranial Doppler of 1020 apparently normal patients (497 men, 21-78 years)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658777/detection-of-compound-heterozygous-sickle-cell-%C3%AE-thalassaemia-in-a-patient-with-extreme-weakness-mild-jaundice-and-moderate-anaemia-a-case-report
#7
Subhash Chandra, Mostafa Ali, Pooja Mishra, Ashok Kumar Kapoor, Yamini Jindal
A 16-year-old female complained of extreme weakness. She had moderate anaemia; her Haemoglobin (Hb) was 7.7 gm/dl. Peripheral blood smear showed few sickled red cells. Sickle cell test was positive. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) revealed elevated levels of HbS (38.4%) and HbF (15.7%). In addition, HbA2 concentration was 3.8% and HbA concentration was 42.1%. Results suggested a diagnosis of compound heterozygous sickle cell-β(+) thalassaemia. Sickle cell test was also positive with blood of patient's brother; Hb HPLC examination showed relatively low concentration of HbS (25...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643460/periodic-limb-movement-in-sleep-and-sickle-cell-disease-a-neglected-association
#8
Ana C Cabañas-Pedro, Suely Roizenblatt, Altay A L de Souza, Sérgio Tufik, Maria S Figueiredo
High frequency of periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) has been described among children with sickle cell disease (SCD), but there is little information about PLMS among adults with SCD. We aim to determine the frequency of PLMS among adults with SCD and to identify possible associations with iron status and haemolytic parameters. We analysed polysomnography on 99 adults: 74 with sickle cell anaemia (HbSS), 19 with HbSC (double heterozygosis HbS and HbC) and 6 with HbS-beta thalassaemia. Laboratory data were collected close to the time of the polysomnography examination...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627939/off-label-prescribing-for-children-with-chronic-diseases-in-nigeria-findings-and-implications
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Kazeem Adeola Oshikoya, Ibrahim Adekunle Oreagba, Brian Godman, Joseph Fadare, Samuel Orubu, Amos Massele, Idowu Odunayo Senbanjo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prescribing medicines in an off-label manner for children with chronic conditions is sparsely documented, even more so among developing countries. This needs addressing. The objective was to investigate the extent of this prescribing among children with epilepsy, asthma, and sickle cell anaemia in Nigeria. METHODS: Prescriptions for children ≤16 years documented in their case files that attended paediatric clinics in Lagos, Nigeria, for these three conditions between January and October 2015, were reviewed retrospectively to extract data on the medicines prescribed...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616936/encephaloduroateriosynangiosis-edas-in-the-management-of-moyamoya-syndrome-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Alexander Alamri, Pennylouise Hever, Jebet Cheserem, Catia Gradil, Sanj Bassi, Christos M Tolias
BACKGROUND: Encephalo-duro-arterio-synangiosis (EDAS) in Moyamoya syndrome (MMS) treatment has been well described in the literature, however in MMS caused by sickle cell anaemia (SCA), EDAS use remains controversial with poor long-term follow-up. We present a case-series of SCA patients who have undergone EDAS for SCA-related MMS and describe their post-operative course as well as provide a literature review of the role of EDAS in the treatment of sickle cell anaemia. METHODS: A retrospective review of all the paediatric EDAS procedures conducted in our institution for SCA from 2007 to 2015...
June 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549163/factors-influencing-the-academic-performance-of-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-ekiti-south-west-nigeria
#11
Oladele Simeon Olatunya, Oluwasola Julius Oke, Bankole Peter Kuti, Iyiade Adeseye Ajayi, Oyebanji Olajuyin, Olubunmi Omotosho-Olagoke, Adekunle Bamidele Taiwo, Opeyemi Ayodeji Faboya, Ayodeji Ajibola
Background: There is a paucity of information on factors that influence the school performance of children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) in Nigeria, despite her huge burden of the disease. Methods: In total, 101 children with SCA were recruited at a paediatric clinic in Nigeria. Their socio-demographic-matched classmates were the controls. Academic performance and cognitive functioning were obtained from school reports and Ziler's Draw-a-Person Test, respectively...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518049/red-blood-cell-storage-time-and-transfusion-current-practice-concerns-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
María García-Roa, María Del Carmen Vicente-Ayuso, Alejandro M Bobes, Alexandra C Pedraza, Ataúlfo González-Fernández, María Paz Martín, Isabel Sáez, Jerard Seghatchian, Laura Gutiérrez
Red blood cells (RBCs) units are the most requested transfusion product worldwide. Indications for transfusion include symptomatic anaemia, acute sickle cell crisis, and acute blood loss of more than 30% of the blood volume, with the aim of restoring tissue oxygen delivery. However, stored RBCs from donors are not a qualitative equal product, and, in many ways, this is a matter of concern in the transfusion practice. Besides donor-to-donor variation, the storage time influences the RBC unit at the qualitative level, as RBCs age in the storage bag and are exposed to the so-called storage lesion...
May 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511389/variability-of-iron-load-in-patients-of-sickle-cell-anaemia-hbss-a-study-from-eastern-india
#13
Pranati Mohanty, Rabindra Kumar Jena, Sudha Sethy
INTRODUCTION: Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) is one of the commonest haemoglobinopathies due to a point mutation (A→T) of the β-globin gene. Out of five haplotypes, the Arab-Indian haplotype present in India is one of the least severe phenotype and least studied also. It is characterized by lifelong haemolytic anaemia requiring red cell transfusion leading to iron overload. In contrast, there is very high incidence of deficiency of iron, folic acid and vitamin B12. AIM: Our objective was to access the Iron status of SCA patients and to find its correlation with various parameters like red cell transfusion, haemolysis and serum hepcidin...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466968/clinical-and-genetic-predictors-of-renal-dysfunctions-in-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-cameroon
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Amy Geard, Gift D Pule, Bernard Chetcha Chemegni, Valentina J Ngo Bitoungui, Andre P Kengne, Emile R Chimusa, Ambroise Wonkam
Micro-albuminuria and glomerular hyperfiltration are primary indicators of renal dysfunctions in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), with more severe manifestations previously associated with variants in APOL1 and HMOX1 among African Americans. We have investigated 413 SCD patients from Cameroon. Anthropometric variables, haematological indices, crude albuminuria, albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were measured. Patients were genotyped for 3·7 kb alpha-globin gene (HBA1/HBA2) deletion, and for variants in APOL1 (G1/G2; rs60910145, rs73885319, rs71785313) and HMOX1 (rs3074372, rs743811)...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466542/association-between-oxidative-stress-and-vascular-reactivity-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-and-sickle-haemoglobin-c-disease
#15
Berenike Möckesch, Philippe Connes, Keyne Charlot, Sarah Skinner, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Marc Romana, Stéphane Jumet, Marie Petras, Lydia Divialle-Doumdo, Cyril Martin, Benoît Tressières, Vanessa Tarer, Olivier Hue, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Sophie Antoine, Vincent Pialoux
Oxidative stress and haemolysis-associated nitric oxide (NO) depletion plays a crucial role in the development of vasculopathy in sickle cell anaemia (SS). However it remains unknown whether oxidative stress and haemolysis levels influence vascular function in patients with sickle haemoglobin C disease (SC). Microvascular response to heat (using Laser Doppler flowmetry on finger), oxidative stress biomarkers, NO metabolites, endothelin-1 and haematological parameters were compared between patients with SS and SC...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450766/coinheritance-of-b-thalassemia-and-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-southwestern-nigeria
#16
Osunkalu Vincent, Bamisaye Oluwaseyi, Babatunde James, Lawal Saidat
BACKGROUND: Genes for haemoglobin S are found in high frequencies in Nigeria. However, there is little information on beta thalassemia in sickle cell anaemia in this population. The clinical presentation of HbS- β thalassemia is enormously variable, ranging from an asymptomatic state to a severe disorder similar to homozygous sickle cell disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Haemoglobin A2 and HbF were determined in sickle cell anaemia patients attending LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, by elution after electrophoresis and alkaline denaturation methods respectively...
November 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426137/hydroxyurea-hydroxycarbamide-for-sickle-cell-disease
#17
REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Ashley P Jones, Jo Howard
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited diseases worldwide. It is associated with lifelong morbidity and a reduced life expectancy. Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide), an oral chemotherapeutic drug, ameliorates some of the clinical problems of SCD, in particular that of pain, by raising fetal haemoglobin. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of hydroxyurea therapy in people with SCD (all genotypes), of any age, regardless of setting...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417035/jaw-osteomyelitis-as-a-complication-of-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-three-omani-patients-case-reports-and-literature-review
#18
Hilal Al-Ismaili, Omar Nasim, Abdulaziz Bakathir
Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a common haemoglobinopathy among people from the Middle East, the Afro-Caribbean region, the Mediterranean and East India. While osteomyelitis of the long bones is a well-documented complication of SCA, there are few documented cases of SCA patients presenting with jaw osteomyelitis. We report three SCA patients with chronic jaw osteomyelitis who presented to the Department of Oral Health, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, between 2009 and 2013. Two of the patients had osteomyelitis of the mandible and the third had osteomyelitis of the maxilla...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406128/variations-in-the-%C3%AE-globin-genes-of-sickle-cell-anaemia-patients-in-zaria-northwestern-nigeria
#19
S Awwalu, A I Mamman, A Hassan, L G Dogara, A D Waziri, S M Aminu, A U Musa, H Bello-Manga
CONTEXT: Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) is a genetic disorder with a life-long disability, which is of public health importance. The diversity in its clinico-pathologic and laboratory presentations may be due to the interplay between additional genetic differences and environmental factors. The genetic factors may be within the β-globin gene itself, the β-globin gene cluster or elsewhere in the genome. AIM: To characterize the β-globin gene for variations associated with the Sickle Cell mutation...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401342/tuberculosis-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-a-retrospective-study-in-french-tertiary-care-centres
#20
Nina Droz, Agathe De Lauzanne, Laurent Holvoet, Florence Missud, Malika Benkerrou, Valentine Brousse, Marie-Hélène Odièvre, Albert Faye, Berengere Koehl
Tuberculosis (TB) and sickle cell anaemia (SCA) may affect the same population of patients, particularly in Africa but also in high-TB incidence areas in developed countries. However, few data are available from children with SCA who develop TB. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features and outcome of TB diagnosed in children with SCA. We conducted a retrospective, descriptive study in three referral centre of Sickle Cell Disease in Paris, France. We included 11 patients with SCA who develop TB...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
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