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Luspatercept Diminishes The Need For Red Blood Cell Replacement In Transfusion-Dependent Β-Thalassemia Patients, Joudeh B. Freij 2021 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Luspatercept Diminishes The Need For Red Blood Cell Replacement In Transfusion-Dependent Β-Thalassemia Patients, Joudeh B. Freij

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A clinical decision report appraising:

Cappellini MD, Viprakasit V, Taher AT, et al. A phase 3 trial of luspatercept in patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia. N Engl J Med. 2020;382(13):1219-1231. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1910182

for a patient with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia.


A Study Examining The Safety And Efficacy Of Ferric Carboxymaltose In A Large Pediatric Cohort, Chandni Dargan MD, David Simon DO 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

A Study Examining The Safety And Efficacy Of Ferric Carboxymaltose In A Large Pediatric Cohort, Chandni Dargan Md, David Simon Do

Research Days

Background: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is common in the pediatric population with varying high-risk factors. Intravenous (IV) iron supplementation has become more desirable in patients with moderate to severe anemia and in patients who are either unresponsive to or have adverse side-effects secondary to oral iron. Iron sucrose and Iron dextran have been traditionally used in pediatrics while ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) has only been FDA approved in adults. One of the major advantages of FCM is the ease of dosing and efficacy. Though FCM was approved for adults in 2013 and there have been no safety concerns, it is not ...


A New Paradigm: Ecmo Therapy In Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patients, Igor Areinamo 2021 Children's Mercy Kansas City

A New Paradigm: Ecmo Therapy In Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patients, Igor Areinamo

Research Days

Background: The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for support of pediatric patients has significantly increased in the past years. Patients with known oncologic diseases, immunodeficiencies, or bone marrow transplants (BMT) have traditionally not been considered candidates for Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) due to perceived high risk for mortality. Ongoing advances have continued to push the boundaries of ECMO use and we report our recent experience with this patient population

Objectives/Goal: To evaluate survival to discharge of pediatric patients who require ECMO support and who also have an underlying hematologic or oncologic disease process. To determine specific patient characteristics ...


Bleeding Disorder Referrals To Hematology Clinic: A Single Institution Experience, Zuri Hudson 2021 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Bleeding Disorder Referrals To Hematology Clinic: A Single Institution Experience, Zuri Hudson

Research Days

Background: Our center receives hundreds of referrals yearly for bleeding disorder evaluation both due to bleeding symptoms and secondary to routine preoperative laboratory testing. The evaluation for a bleeding disorder can be challenging due to the wide variability of symptoms as well as the need for accurately interpreting lab results. Bhasin et al showed that 4% of patients referred to hematology based on a preoperative coagulation evaluation had a clinically relevant bleeding disorder. Currently there is little published about the referral patterns to pediatric hematology and the outcomes of these referrals.

Objectives/Goal: To characterize our hematology referrals for bleeding ...


Myocarditis Concurrent With Sweet Syndrome: A Presentation Of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Christopher G. Burkeen, David Pottinger, Chaitanya Iragavarapu, Reshma Ramlal, Gerhard C. Hildebrandt 2021 University of Kentucky

Myocarditis Concurrent With Sweet Syndrome: A Presentation Of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Christopher G. Burkeen, David Pottinger, Chaitanya Iragavarapu, Reshma Ramlal, Gerhard C. Hildebrandt

Markey Cancer Center Faculty Publications

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common acute leukemia in American adults and portends a poor prognosis if untreated. Commonly, AML presents with symptoms related to concurrent leukopenia, anemia, or thrombocytopenia; however, due to its ability to affect many organ systems in the body, AML can have a highly varied clinical presentation. One such presentation is myocarditis, which is a rarely reported manifestation of AML. Myocarditis can have a varied clinical picture and often requires exclusion of other causes of cardiac dysfunction. Sweet syndrome, also known as acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, is another presentation of AML; however, it is ...


Genetic Correlates In Patients With Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treated With Hyper-Cvad/Hyper-Cmad Plus Dasatinib Or Hyper-Cvad Plus Ponatinib, Yuya Sasaki MD, PhD, Hagop M. Kantarjian MD, Nicholas J. Short MD, Farhad Ravandi MD, Marina Konopleva MD, PhD, Guillermo Garcia-Manero MD, P Andrew Futreal PhD, Feng Wang, Koichi Takahashi MD, PhD, Elias Jabbour MD 2021 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Genetic Correlates In Patients With Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treated With Hyper-Cvad/Hyper-Cmad Plus Dasatinib Or Hyper-Cvad Plus Ponatinib, Yuya Sasaki Md, Phd, Hagop M. Kantarjian Md, Nicholas J. Short Md, Farhad Ravandi Md, Marina Konopleva Md, Phd, Guillermo Garcia-Manero Md, P Andrew Futreal Phd, Feng Wang, Koichi Takahashi Md, Phd, Elias Jabbour Md

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Fall Prevention Using A Standardized K-Card Process, Falguni Shah MSN, RN, CMS-RN, CNL, Anna Varghese DNP, MSN, RN, OCN 2021 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Fall Prevention Using A Standardized K-Card Process, Falguni Shah Msn, Rn, Cms-Rn, Cnl, Anna Varghese Dnp, Msn, Rn, Ocn

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Perceptions Of Women, Their Husbands And Healthcare Providers About Anemia In Rural Pakistan: Findings From A Qualitative Exploratory Study, Sumera Aziz Ali, Anam Feroz, Zahid Abbasi, Savera Aziz Ali, Ahreen Allana, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F. Krebs, Jamie E. Westcott, Elizabeth M. McClure, Robert L. Goldenberg, Sarah Saleem 2021 Columbia University, New York City, USA.

Perceptions Of Women, Their Husbands And Healthcare Providers About Anemia In Rural Pakistan: Findings From A Qualitative Exploratory Study, Sumera Aziz Ali, Anam Feroz, Zahid Abbasi, Savera Aziz Ali, Ahreen Allana, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F. Krebs, Jamie E. Westcott, Elizabeth M. Mcclure, Robert L. Goldenberg, Sarah Saleem

Community Health Sciences

Background: In Pakistan, there is a dearth of literature on the perceptions of anemia among women of reproductive age (WRA). This study was undertaken to explore the perceptions of women, their husbands, and healthcare providers about anemia, its possible causes, and how anemia impacts maternal and child health in Thatta, Pakistan.
Methods: A qualitative study was conducted in Thatta, Pakistan from September to December 2018. Using a pre-tested semi-structured interview (SSI), we collected data to understand their definitions of anemia through ten focus group discussions (FGDs) with women and their partners and ten primary informant interviews (KIIs) with healthcare providers ...


Supply, Demand, And Quality: A Three-Pronged Approach To Blood Product Management In Developing Countries, Kyle L. Gress, Karina Charipova, Ivan Urits, Omar Viswanath, Alan D. Kaye 2021 Georgetown University School of Medicine

Supply, Demand, And Quality: A Three-Pronged Approach To Blood Product Management In Developing Countries, Kyle L. Gress, Karina Charipova, Ivan Urits, Omar Viswanath, Alan D. Kaye

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

While transfusion of blood and blood products is instinctively linked to the provision of emergent care, blood and blood products are also routinely used for the treatment of subacute and chronic conditions. Despite the efforts of the World Health Organization and others, developing countries are faced with a three-part problem when it comes to access to and delivery of transfusions: insufficient supply, excessive demand, and inadequate quality of available supply. Developing countries rely heavily on replacement and remunerated donors rather than voluntary nonremunerated donors due to concerns regarding donation- and transfusion-transmitted infection as well as local and cultural beliefs. While ...


D-Dimer Levels And Acute Pulmonary Embolism Development In Covid-19 Patients, Vural Ahmet, Kahraman Ahmet Nedim 2021 DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCE FATIH SULTAN MEHMET TRAINING AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

D-Dimer Levels And Acute Pulmonary Embolism Development In Covid-19 Patients, Vural Ahmet, Kahraman Ahmet Nedim

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Objective. To identify those who develop pulmonary embolism with Ddimer levels by evaluating pulmonary CT angiographies of patients who are followed up with suspicion of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Methods. Patients who were followed up in a community hospital with suspicion of COVID-19 and underwent Pulmonary CT angiography examination were evaluated. Clinical and demographic parameters and DDimer values for patients with and without pulmonary embolism were evaluated in the pulmonary CT angiogram. Results. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Thorax CT examination was performed in our center for suspicion or follow-up of COVID-19 infection in 3396 patients. Pulmonary CT angiography was applied ...


Comorbidities And Complications In Adults With Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency., Audra N. Boscoe, Yan Yan, Elizabeth Hedgeman, Eduard J. van Beers, Hanny Al-Samkari, Wilma Barcellini, Stefan W. Eber, Bertil Glader, Hassan M. Yaish, Satheesh Chonat, Mukta Sharma, Kevin H M Kuo, Ellis J. Neufeld, Heng Wang, Madeleine Verhovsek, Sujit Sheth, Rachael F. Grace 2021 Children's Mercy Hospital

Comorbidities And Complications In Adults With Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency., Audra N. Boscoe, Yan Yan, Elizabeth Hedgeman, Eduard J. Van Beers, Hanny Al-Samkari, Wilma Barcellini, Stefan W. Eber, Bertil Glader, Hassan M. Yaish, Satheesh Chonat, Mukta Sharma, Kevin H M Kuo, Ellis J. Neufeld, Heng Wang, Madeleine Verhovsek, Sujit Sheth, Rachael F. Grace

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

OBJECTIVES: Pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency is caused by PKLR gene mutations, leading to defective red blood cell glycolysis and hemolytic anemia. Rates of comorbidities and complications by transfusion history and relative to the general population remain poorly quantified.

METHODS: Data for patients aged ≥ 18 years with two confirmed PKLR mutations were obtained from the PK deficiency Natural History Study (NCT02053480). Frequencies of select conditions were compared with an age- and sex-matched cohort from a general insured US population without PK deficiency.

RESULTS: Compared with the matched population (n = 1220), patients with PK deficiency (n = 122) had significantly higher lifetime rates ...


Severe Hyponatremia Following Cystoscopy And Urethral Dilation: An Unusual Late Complication, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Shanila Ahmed, Noman Ali 2021 Aga Khan University

Severe Hyponatremia Following Cystoscopy And Urethral Dilation: An Unusual Late Complication, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Shanila Ahmed, Noman Ali

Medical College Documents

No abstract provided.


Platelets As Drivers Of Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury After Stroke., Noor F Shaik, Raymond F Regan, Ulhas P Naik 2021 Thomas Jefferson University

Platelets As Drivers Of Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury After Stroke., Noor F Shaik, Raymond F Regan, Ulhas P Naik

Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research

Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and, despite reperfusion either via thrombolysis or thrombectomy, stroke patients often suffer from lifelong disabilities. These persistent neurological deficits may be improved by treating the ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury that occurs following ischemic stroke. There are currently no approved therapies to treat I/R injury, and thus it is imperative to find new targets to decrease the burden of ischemic stroke and related diseases. Platelets, cell fragments from megakaryocytes, are primarily known for their role in hemostasis. More recently, investigators have studied the nonhemostatic role of platelets in ...


Prolonged Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Secondary To Factor Xii Deficiency In Two Surgical Patients, Bushra Moiz, Muhammed Wahhaab Sadiq, Muhammad Abdullah Javed, Baqir Hasan Jafry, Muhammad Anees 2021 Aga Khan University

Prolonged Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Secondary To Factor Xii Deficiency In Two Surgical Patients, Bushra Moiz, Muhammed Wahhaab Sadiq, Muhammad Abdullah Javed, Baqir Hasan Jafry, Muhammad Anees

Section of Haematology/Oncology

Factor XII (FXII) plays a pivotal role in hemostasis, inflammation and complement system. Its deficiency is usually an incidental finding in an otherwise asymptomatic patient who is identified during his/her routine preoperative blood work. This study aimed in evaluating the clinical course of the surgical patients having FXII deficiency. Information regarding demographics, laboratory tests and management of patients was obtained through medical chart and in-house integrated laboratory management system whereas the medical literature was searched through PubMed®. During the study period, two patients were consulted for FXII deficiency prior to the various surgical procedures. Both patients had uneventful surgeries ...


Pctp Contributes To Human Platelet Activation By Enhancing Dense Granule Secretion, Shaji Abraham, Lin Ma, Xianguo Kong, Shayan Askari, Leonard Edelstein, Steven McKenzie 2021 Thomas Jefferson University

Pctp Contributes To Human Platelet Activation By Enhancing Dense Granule Secretion, Shaji Abraham, Lin Ma, Xianguo Kong, Shayan Askari, Leonard Edelstein, Steven Mckenzie

Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research

PCTP (phosphatidylcholine transfer protein) was discovered recently to regulate aggregation of human platelets stimulated with PAR4 activating peptide (PAR4AP). However, the role of PCTP following thrombin stimulation, the mechanisms by which PCTP contributes to platelet activation, and the role of PCTP with other receptors remained unknown. As mouse platelets do not express PCTP, we treated human platelets with various agonists in the presence of the specific PCTP inhibitor A1. We observed that PCTP inhibition significantly reduced dense granule secretion in response to thrombin, PAR1AP, PAR4AP, convulxin (GPVI agonist) and FcγRIIA crosslinking. In contrast, among these agonists, PCTP inhibition reduced aggregation ...


Role Of Gene Therapy In Fanconi Anemia: A Systematic And Literature Review With Future Directions, Shameel Shafqat, Eleze Tariq, Aric D. Parnes, Majed J. Dasouki, Syed O. Ahmed, Shahrukh K. Hashmi 2021 Aga Khan University

Role Of Gene Therapy In Fanconi Anemia: A Systematic And Literature Review With Future Directions, Shameel Shafqat, Eleze Tariq, Aric D. Parnes, Majed J. Dasouki, Syed O. Ahmed, Shahrukh K. Hashmi

Medical College Documents

Gene therapy (GT) has been reported to improve bone marrow function in individuals with Fanconi anemia (FA); however, its clinical application is still in the initial stages. We conducted this systematic review, following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, to assess the long-term safety and clinical outcomes of GT in FA patients. Electronic searches from PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar were conducted and full texts of articles meeting our inclusion criteria were reviewed. Three clinical trials were included, with a total of nine patients and mean age of 10.7 ± 5 ...


Covid-19 And Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Presentation And Management, Ayesha Butt, Natasha Bahadur Ali 2021 Aga Khan University

Covid-19 And Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Presentation And Management, Ayesha Butt, Natasha Bahadur Ali

Medical College Documents

No abstract provided.


Dnp Final Report: Breaking The Cycle: Care Coordination Interventions And Sickle Cell Readmissions, Naphtali Edge 2021 University of Texas at Tyler

Dnp Final Report: Breaking The Cycle: Care Coordination Interventions And Sickle Cell Readmissions, Naphtali Edge

DNP Final Reports

Background

Approximately 100,000 people in the United States are affected by Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Sickle Cell Disease represents the second highest readmitting diagnosis at Houston Methodist Hospital. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of implementing care coordination interventions to reduce hospital readmissions of patients with SCD.

PICOT

In adult patients with SCD in the acute care hospital setting, how does care coordination intervention compared to no care coordination intervention affect the readmission rate for patients with SCD over a 3 – 6-month period?

Body of Evidence

Eleven studies were critical appraised and included in the ...


A Case Of Rare Subtype Of Multiple Myeloma: Secondary Plasma Cell Leukemia, Chandra Sanwal, Aftab Mahmood, Michael Bailey, Krutika Patel, Antonio Guzman 2021 Corpus Christi Medical Center

A Case Of Rare Subtype Of Multiple Myeloma: Secondary Plasma Cell Leukemia, Chandra Sanwal, Aftab Mahmood, Michael Bailey, Krutika Patel, Antonio Guzman

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine

Plasma cell leukemia is a rare, aggressive form of multiple myeloma with the presence of circulating plasma cells in the peripheral blood. There are two types of plasma cell leukemia, primary and secondary, depending on if there was previous evidence of multiple myeloma. The diagnostic criterion of plasma cell leukemia is based on a percentage (>20%) or an absolute number of (≥2 x 109/L) plasma cells in the peripheral circulation. We present the clinical course of a rare case of secondary plasma cell leukemia in a patient from the time of initial diagnosis of multiple myeloma, its remission period ...


Role Of Immunomodulation Of Bcg Therapy On Aml Remission, Alice Kennedy, Kamal Kant Sahu, Jan Cerny 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Role Of Immunomodulation Of Bcg Therapy On Aml Remission, Alice Kennedy, Kamal Kant Sahu, Jan Cerny

Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) has been studied in various cancers for its immune modulation. Although the mechanism is yet to be completely understood, we do have positive experiences in many oncological cases. Hereby, we present a case of an 82-year-old male with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) post allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants (AlloSCT) as a salvage therapy, now in remission, who presented with hematuria. Workup confirmed non-muscle invasive Bladder Cancer (NMIBC), for which he was treated with nine sessions of intravesical BCG therapy. During BCG treatment, the patient developed gradually increasing lymphocyte counts. Flowcytometry of a peripheral blood sample showed polyclonal cell ...


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