Red cell alloimmunization in repeatedly transfused patients
Conclusions: Alloantibodies should be identified in repeatedly transfused patients and should be given corresponding antigen negative blood unit which will minimize the antibody mediated destruction of transfused red cells.
CONCLUSION: With appropriate multidisciplinary care, women with cardiac transplants can have successful pregnancies. Although rates of fetal loss are low, these women continue to be at risk for graft rejection, preterm birth, other pregnancy-related complications, and cardiovascular death. PMID: 29153738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We present the case of a 75 year old man with a history of chronic anemia who was referred for CE. PMID: 29152989 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the high absolute short-term rebleeding rate, further endoscopic treatments may be beneficial due to the effective reduction of rebleeding in a subset of patients. PMID: 29152987 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Imai R, Higuchi T, Morimoto M, Koyamada R, Okada S Abstract A 52-year-old man who had been taking omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), for 25 years developed iron deficiency anemia. An evaluation of the entire gastrointestinal tract did not reveal any possible causes of gastrointestinal blood loss. The cause of the iron deficiency was considered to be a reduction in gastrointestinal iron absorption in association with the reduced secretion of gastric acid due to PPI use. This case demonstrates that long-term PPI use for as long as 25 years may cause iron deficiency anemia and should be considered in ...
Authors: Uchida D, Tsutsumi K, Kato H, Okada H Abstract Accessory spleen (AS) is common anomaly, and 20% of AS cases occur in the pancreatic tail(1). An intrapancreatic AS can be difficult to distinguish from pancreatic neoplasms. In most cases, an AS is described as a hypervascular and solitary tumor, but an AS sometimes takes other forms. We herein report a rare case of an intrapancreatic AS with temporal changes in its appearance after splenectomy, which mimicked aspects of pancreatic cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and Tc-99m sulfur colloid scintigraphy were useful for the ...
ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate the prognosis of non-metastatic T3a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with partial nephrectomy (PN). Patients and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 125 patients with non-metastatic T3a RCC. Patients undergoing PN and radical nephrectomy (RN) were strictly matched by clinic-pathologic characteristics. Log-rank test and Cox regression model were used for univariate and multivariate analysis. Results: 18 pair patients were matched and the median follow-up was 35.5 (10-86) months. PN patients had a higher postoperative eGFR than RN patients (P=0.034). Cancer-specific survival (CSS) and recurrence-...
Conclusions: The present study shows that there are multiple learning curves for LRP. The shallowest learning curve was seen for the operative time. Surgeons transitioning between the RALP and LRP techniques were considered competent based on the low perioperative complication rate, absence of major complications, and lack of blood transfusions. This study shows that a learning curve still exists and that there are factors that must be considered by surgeons transitioning between the two techniques.
Conclusions: As surgeon comfort and experience with robotic assisted surgery grows, robotic surgery can successfully be applied to less frequently performed procedures. In this case we successfully performed a robotic assisted laparoscopic augmentation ileocystoplasty displaying improvement in measurable functional outcomes.
This report describes a case of kaposiform hemangioendothelioma arising in an adult man during the course of rheumatoid arthritis treated with steroids and methotrexate. The vascular proliferation began in the terminal phase of the disease, which culminated in acute renal failure and death. We discuss the possible relationship between rheumatoid arthritis, its treatment, and the onset of vascular proliferation, as well as the role of kaposiform hemangioendothelioma in aggravating the autoimmune disease and leading to its fatal outcome. PMID: 29154372 [PubMed - in process]
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