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Oylumlu Muhammed M Department of Cardiology, Dumlupinar University School of Medicine, 43020, Kutahya, Turkey, - - 2014
We aimed to determine long-term prognostic role of echocardiographic and hematologic parameters in heart failure patients complicated with incidental pleural effusion (PE) diagnosed during echocardiographic evaluation. The study was performed by evaluating patient records in which PE was incidentally detected during echocardiographic examination in a tertiary teaching hospital between Jan ...
Coates Thomas D TD Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Section Head Hematology, Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Children's Hospital Los Angeles. University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 4650 Sunset Blvd, MS 54, Los Angeles, California, 90027. Electronic address: - - 2014
Iron overload and iron toxicity, whether because of increased absorption or iron loading from repeated transfusions, can be major causes of morbidity and mortality in a number of chronic anemias. Significant advances have been made in our understanding of iron homeostasis over the past decade. At the same time, advances ...
Prats Mercedes - - 2014
Background: Nearly half of all non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients respond to iron therapy. Factors affecting anemia response to iron therapy are not well characterized. Oxidative stress (OS) is a recognized factor for anemia in CKD and promotes erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) resistance; however, the influence in predicting response ...
Arslan Hasan Huseyin HH *Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Etimesgut Military Hospital; †Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara; ‡Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul; and §Department of Neurology, Etimesgut Military Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
To evaluate the validity of early (within 3 wk) and late-term (after 3 wk) electroneurography (ENoG) findings in Bell's palsy (BP) to predict the prognosis. Retrospective case review. Tertiary referral center. Patients with peripheral facial paralysis with no identified cause. All patients were given the same treatment. House Brackmann (HB) ...
Arikan Hakki H Department of Nephrology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Mimar Sinan cad. No:41 Üst Kaynarca, Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2014
Significant within-patient hemoglobin (Hb) level variability is well recognized in particularly hemodialysis patients. Several factors such as hospitalizations, intercurrent diseases and IV iron therapy are found to be related to Hb variability (Hb-var). In this observational study, we aimed to identify predictors and outcome of Hb-var in peritoneal dialysis (PD) ...
Tomkiewicz-Pajak Lidia L Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College and John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Growing evidence indicates that iron-deficiency anemia is common in patients with congenital heart diseases. The aim of this study was to characterize hematologic changes and iron metabolism in adult Fontan patients. We also searched for the associations between these parameters and physical performance in the study group. Thirty-two white Fontan ...
Inoue Kaori K Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Center Hospital, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo 162-8655, - - 2014
Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and glycated albumin (GA) are frequently used as glycemic control markers. These markers are influenced by either altered hemoglobin metabolism or albumin metabolism. We investigated the correlation between HbA1c and GA by collecting only data that had not been affected by the turnover of either HbA1c or ...
Zhang Chunyang - - 2014
We have recently developed a non-invasive periodontal diagnostic tool that was validated in periodontitis patients without systemic disorders like coronary artery disease (CAD). The purpose of present study is to verify whether this optical instrument can also be used in periodontitis patients with CAD. A total of 62 periodontitis patients ...
Zabaneh Raja R Nephrology, Northwest Louisiana Nephrology, Shreveport, United - - 2014
Peginesatide is a novel, synthetic, peptide-based pegylated erythropoiesis-stimulating agent that is designed specifically to stimulate the erythropoietin receptor. The purpose of the present study was to assess, for the first time, the efficacy and safety of peginesatide in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) and previously on ...
Barbui Tiziano T Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, - - 2014
In patients not meeting the required hematocrit (HCT) or hemoglobin (Hb) thresholds according to BCSH and the WHO diagnostic criteria, the diagnosis of masked polycythemia vera (mPV) has been proposed. A comparison of HCT or Hb values with the expression of JAK2V617F, JAK2 exon 12 and CALR mutations in strictly ...
Kleijn Lennaert L Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, P.O. Box 30001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The - - 2014
Anemia is frequently observed in patients with cardiovascular disease. Multiple factors have been associated with anemia, but the role of hemodynamics is largely unknown. Therefore, we investigated the association between hemoglobin (Hb) levels, hemodynamics and outcome in a broad spectrum of cardiovascular patients. A total of 2,009 patients who underwent ...
Italia Khushnooma K National Institute of Immunohaematology, 13th Floor, K.E.M. Hospital Campus, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, - - 2014
Co-inheritance of structural hemoglobin variants like HbS, HbD(Punjab) and HbE can lead to a variable clinical presentation and only few cases have been described so far in the Indian population. We present the varied clinical and hematological presentation of 22 cases (HbSD(Punjab) disease-15, HbSE disease-4, HbD(Punjab)E disease-3) referred to us ...
Konishi Masaaki M Division of Cardiology, Yokohama City University Medical - - 2014
Background: Acute pulmonary edema (APE) often occurs without remarkable fluid retention, and the benefits of diuretics are unclear in such patients. Although aggressive diuresis induces an increase in intravascular substances including hemoglobin (Hb), acute changes in Hb level remain to be investigated. Methods and Results: We analyzed 237 consecutive acute heart failure ...
Hoekman Jamo J Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands;, †King's College London School of Medicine, Guy's Hospital, London, United Kingdom;, ‡Quintiles Ltd., Strasbourg, France;, §Schwabing General Hospital, Munich, Germany;, ‖Department of Medicine IV, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany, ¶KfH Kidney Centre, Munich, - - 2014
The Avosentan on Time to Doubling of Serum Creatinine, End Stage Renal Disease or Death (ASCEND) trial tested the renoprotective effect of the endothelin receptor antagonist avosentan in patients with diabetes and nephropathy, but the study was terminated due to an excess of congestive heart failure (CHF) events in the ...
Hodson Elisabeth M EM Centre for Kidney Research, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia; Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, - - 2014
This review aims to summarize the available evidence of the effectiveness of oral iron in patients receiving dialysis. Four small randomized controlled trials (105 evaluated patients) compared oral iron supplements with placebo or no treatment; hemoglobin and ferritin levels did not differ significantly between groups at the end of the ...
Fiore David C DC University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W Charleston Blvd #200, Las Vegas, NV 89102, - - 2014
Anemia is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) at all stages, and it is nearly universal among patients with stage 5 CKD. Nonetheless, anemia of CKD is a diagnosis of exclusion. When anemia is detected in a patient with CKD, etiologies other than CKD must be considered and ruled out. ...
Hasanova M M Institute of Hematology and Transfusiology, Baku, - - 2014
Alpha-thalassemia is widely spread in human population and one of the most common types of α-thalassemia is hemoglobinopathy H which develops with mild microcytic hypochromic anemia, hepatosplenomegaly and jaundice. The basic method of anemia correction is blood transfusion. However this method has crucial deficiencies. As it is known recombinant erythropoetin ...
Bhargav Hemant H Division of Yoga and Life Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana , Bangalore , - - 2014
Frontal hemodynamic responses to high frequency yoga breathing technique, Kapalabhati (KB), were compared between patients of schizophrenia (n = 18; 14 males, 4 females) and age, gender, and education matched healthy subjects (n = 18; 14 males, 4 females) using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. The diagnosis was confirmed by a psychiatrist using DSM-IV. All patients ...
Gupta Ashwani K AK Department of Nephrology, University of Florida-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, United States of - - 2014
Hemoglobin variability (Hb-var) in patients with chronic kidney disease has been stipulated to be a result of exogenous treatment with erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESA) and has been related to mortality in dialysis patients. We hypothesized the existence of Hb-var independent of ESA administration and compared it to that in healthy ...
Peng Ke K Département de génie électrique, École Polytechnique de Montréal, C.P. 6079, Succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, QC, Canada - - 2013
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) acquired with electroencephalography (EEG) is a relatively new non-invasive neuroimaging technique with potential for long term monitoring of the epileptic brain. Simultaneous EEG-fNIRS recording allows the spatio-temporal reconstruction of the hemodynamic response in terms of the concentration changes in oxy-hemoglobin (HbO) and deoxy-hemoglobin (HbR) associated with ...
Mooiweer Erik E Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The - - 2013
Fecal calprotectin can be used as a noninvasive tool to assess inflammation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the diagnostic accuracy of calprotectin is modest, and therefore additional markers are needed. We compared the efficacy of fecal hemoglobin and calprotectin as markers for endoscopic inflammation in patients with ...
Anand P S PS Department of Periodontics, People's College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, - - 2013
Studies have shown that erythrocyte counts and hemoglobin levels are reduced in patients with chronic periodontitis, suggesting that this condition may be associated with anemia of chronic disease. Although increased leukocyte counts have been reported in aggressive periodontitis, very little is known about the effects of aggressive periodontitis on erythrocyte ...
Singhal Shipra - - 2013
Birth abnormalities like cleft lip and cleft palate account for about 1.4 per 1000 live births in India. These are seen to be associated with a high incidence of eosinophilia which delays the surgical management of these patients. The aim of this paper is to study the hematological parameters in ...
Kellert L L Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2013
Optimal management of hemoglobin (Hb) and red blood cell transfusion (RBCT) in neurologic intensive care unit (NICU) patients has not been determined yet. Here we aimed to investigate the impact of anemia and transfusion activity in patients who had acute ischemic stroke. A retrospective analysis of clinical, laboratory, and outcome ...
Singh Prashant - - 2013
Most of celiac disease (CeD) patients have anemia, and its diagnosis is seldom considered in the presence of normal hemoglobin. However, over the past few years, we have observed a few CeD patients having normal hemoglobin. Therefore, we reviewed our CeD database to find out what proportion of CeD patients ...
Rottembourg Jacques B - - 2013
Hemoglobin (Hb) variability is a common occurrence in hemodialysis patients treated with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. High amplitude fluctuations have been associated with greater risk of morbidity and mortality. This prospective, single centre pilot observational study was conducted over a 3-month period in daily practice patterns, to assess per-dialysis events and inter-dialysis ...
Moore Laura J - - 2013
Reliable, accurate, noninvasive, and continuous determination of hemoglobin would be an important advance in the care of trauma patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of the Masimo Radical 7 device in severely injured trauma patients. Highest level trauma activation patients were enrolled over a 1-year ...
Silva Danilo Grunig - - 2013
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) presents a complex pathophysiology which can be affected by a number of modifying factors, including genetic and biochemical ones. In Brazil, there have been no studies verifying betaS-haplotypes effect on oxidative stress parameters. This study evaluated betaS-haplotypes and Hb F levels effects on oxidative stress markers ...
Abdel-Aziz Samer - - 2013
We report a case in which the use of benzocaine spray to facilitate awake fiber optic intubation (FOI) in a patient with a difficult airway caused methemoglobinemia intraoperatively. Local benzocaine was sprayed to numb the patient's airway for a total time of one second, fifteen minutes later SpO2 decreased to ...
Al-Jaghbeer Mohammed - - 2013
The hemoglobin threshold for transfusion of red blood cells in patients with acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is controversial. We compared the efficacy and safety of a restrictive transfusion strategy with those of a liberal transfusion strategy. Objective: The objective was to prove that the restrictive threshold for red blood cell ...
Asberg Arne - - 2013
Aim. To study the association between blood hemoglobin concentration (b-hemoglobin) and serum ferritin concentration (s-ferritin) in an ambulant patient population without inflammation and with normal kidney function. Methods. In ambulant, adult patients with normal values of s-CRP and s-creatinine, median b-hemoglobin and the fraction with anemia was compared in groups ...
Tsuji Yasuhiro - - 2013
Linezolid has antibacterial activity against aerobic Gram-positive cocci, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Adjustment of the dose of linezolid has been proposed to be unnecessary in patients with reduced renal function. However, platelet counts and hemoglobin levels were shown to be significantly lower in such patients than in patients with ...
Cikrikcioglu M A - - 2013
To search whether calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are associated with lower hemoglobin levels in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who are not on renal replacement therapy (RRT), vitamin D and anti-anemic treatment. CKD patients were classified into two groups. Patients on CCBs treatment (103 patients) and patients not using CCBs ...
Gaweda Adam E - - 2013
Clinical guidelines recommend concurrent treatment of anemia in end-stage renal disease with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) and iron. However, there are mixed data about optimal iron supplementation. To help address this gap, the relationship between iron markers and hemoglobin (Hb) response to ESA (Epoetin alfa) dose was examined. Electronic medical records ...
Koyama Yasuaki - - 2013
The objective of the study is to demonstrate the utility of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in evaluating chest compression (CC) quality in cardiac arrest (CA) patients as well as determine its prognosis predictive value. We present a nonconsecutive case series of adult patients with CA whose cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was monitored ...
Li Yuehong - - 2013
Abstract Aims: To investigate the clinical outcomes of maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients using a high-flux (FX60) dialyzer. Method: Thirty patients undergoing dialysis for at least 2 years with a low-flux dialyzer were switched to the FX60 dialyzer for 3 years. Clinical and biochemical analysis was performed monthly for each patient. ...
Romero-Gómez Manuel - - 2013
The addition of protease inhibitors, boceprevir or telaprevir, to peginterferon + ribavirin increases the frequency as well as the severity, and hence, clinical relevance of anemia, which has now become one of the major complications associated with triple therapy. Most significant factors associated with anemia in patients receiving triple therapy ...
Sato Shoichiro - - 2013
There is little information about intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) and extracranial atherosclerotic disease (ECAD) in patients with acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The purpose of the present study was to elucidate the prevalence of and the factors that correlate with ICAD and ECAD in patients with ICH. A total of ...
Oster Howard S - - 2013
Anemia is common in heart failure (HF), but there is controversy regarding its contribution to morbidity and mortality. To examine the association of mild and severe anemia with acute HF severity and mortality. Data were prospectively collected for patients admitted to all departments of medicine and cardiology throughout the country ...
Gilbertson David T - - 2013
Changes in anemia management over the past decade have produced downward shifts in hemoglobin concentrations. We aimed to examine the effect on use of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. Retrospective cohort study. We identified point prevalent Medicare hemodialysis patients as of January 1 of each year (1999-2010) and categorized them ...
Zittermann Armin - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: There is emerging data that vitamin D plays a role in erythropoiesis. Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels may therefore be a risk factor for anemia in patients scheduled for cardiac surgery. METHODS: We investigated 4428 consecutive cardiac surgical patients to determine an association between anemia (hemoglobin concentration <12.5 g/dL, 27.1% ...
Ravanbod Mohammadreza - - 2013
Subclinical hypothyroidism is a health state that is associated with hypercholesterolemia, infertility, iron-deficiency anemia, and poor obstetric outcome. This article summarizes the results of a prospective clinical investigation of whether treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism and iron-deficiency anemia with a combination of levothyroxine plus iron salt would be superior to each ...
Yusipovich A I - - 2013
Morphology of erythrocytes and conformation of hemoglobin-derived hematoporphyrin were studied in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and patients with circulatory failure using laser interference microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Correlation was revealed (r=0.81) between hemoglobin oxygen saturation and oxyhemoglobin fraction in erythrocytes evaluated by Raman spectroscopy. Patients with CHD and ...
Vayá Amparo - - 2013
Rheological properties of homozygous sickle cell anaemia (SCA) show marked heterogeneity, which may be explained in part by the concomitance of alpha genotypes or beta haplotypes, along with hydroxurea (HU) treatment. To further clarify this issue, in 11 homozygous patients with SCA in the steady state and in 16 healthy ...
Paul Rabindra - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify risk factors for acute pulmonary events in children and adolescents in the Pulmonary Hypertension and the Hypoxic Response in SCD (PUSH) study. METHODS: Patients with hemoglobin SS (n=376) and other sickle cell genotypes (n=127) aged 3-20 years were studied at four centers in a cross-sectional ...
Lin Chi-Lin CL Department of Nursing, Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, - - 2014
Blood loss from the access cannulation site during hemodialysis (HD) treatment is inevitable. Nevertheless, during HD, excessive blood loss from the cannulation site is not uncommon. The clinical characteristics associated with it and whether such blood loss could impact on patient outcomes is unknown. This pilot study aims to indentify ...
Mannucci P M - - 2013
A number of observations suggest that severe factor IX deficiency (<1%) may be less clinically severe than the corresponding factor VIII deficiency: (i) Less factor consumption. There is evidence that patients with haemophilia B (HB) consume yearly less FIX for replacement therapy than patients with haemophilia (HA). Patient registries and ...
Stockman Jonathan - - 2013
Objective-To evaluate the prevalence, distribution, and progression of radiographic abnormalities in the lungs of cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) and associations between these abnormalities and body weight, carapace length, and hematologic and plasma biochemical variables. Design-Retrospective case series. Animals-89 cold-stunned juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtles. Procedures-Medical records were ...
Kruger Ann - - 2013
This study examined whether a change infrequency of administration of erythropoietin-stimulating agent affected hemoglobin levels in patients on peritoneal dialysis. Data were extracted from the Australian Renal Anaemia Management database for the years 2002 and 2008. Less frequent dosing and increasing age were associated with higher hemoglobin levels, while increasing ...
Hosseini Seyed Kianoosh - - 2013
AIM: To evaluate the association between the preprocedural hemoglobin (Hb) level and 1 year major adverse cardiac event (MACE) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A total of 2819 patients (mean age 56.61 ± 10.37 years, 69% male) with available preprocedural Hb levels were included. Patients were followed up for ...
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