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[Neurological complications in haematopoietic stem cell transplant patients].

Rev Neurol 2021 Sep;73(5):174-183

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau , Barcelona, España.

Introduction: Neurological complications are some of the most important complications that can occur in a patient undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), not only because of the high mortality rate, but also because of the sequelae that appear in survivors. The causes of such complications are manifold and very often coexist in the same patient: toxicity of the conditioning regimen, graft-versus-host disease and its treatment, infections and their treatment, platelets and coagulation disorders, liver failure or arterial hypertension with low platelet count.

Aims: The aim of the present study is to provide a clinical description and to describe the risk factors for complications involving the central nervous system that may occur during the course of HSCT, in order to assist in the early detection of these disorders that may have a negative influence on the morbidity and mortality of these patients. Read More

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September 2021

Definition of a critical bleed in patients with immune thrombocytopenia: Communication from the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Platelet Immunology.

J Thromb Haemost 2021 Aug;19(8):2082-2088

Department of Medicine, McMaster Centre for Transfusion Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Background: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease characterized by low platelet counts and increased risk of bleeding. In preparation for an upcoming guideline, the ITP Emergency Management Guideline Panel, including clinical experts in hematology, emergency medicine, research methodology, and patient representatives, identified the need for a standardized definition of a critical ITP bleed. The goal of the definition was to distinguish critical bleeds from bleeds that may not require urgent treatment, typically in the context of severe thrombocytopenia. Read More

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risk reduction for cardiovascular disease in patients with schizophrenia: A controversial but promising approach.

World J Psychiatry 2021 Jul 19;11(7):316-324. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Department of Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033, United States.

Patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) are at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to an inherited predisposition, a sedentary life style and the use of antipsychotic medications. Several approaches have been taken to minimize this risk but results continue to be unsatisfactory. A potential alternative is prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Read More

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[Genetic Study and Prenatal Diagnosis of a Family with Thrombocytopenia-Absent Radius (TAR) Syndrome].

Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2021 Jul;52(4):711-715

Key Laboratory of Reproductive Genetics of the Ministry of Education, Department of Reproductive Genetics, Women's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310006, China.

Objective: To analyze the potential genetic cause of thrombocytopenia-absent radius (TAR) syndrome in a family and provide prenatal diagnosis for them.

Methods: Genetic mutation analysis of the sporadic family with TAR syndrome was performed with chromosome microarray analysis (CMA), quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and Sanger sequencing. DNA samples were collected from 4 members of the family, including the proband, her parents and her sister. Read More

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Pleotropic Effects of Polyphenols in Cardiovascular System.

Biomed Pharmacother 2020 Oct 28;130:110714. Epub 2020 Sep 28.

"Nicolae Balcescu" Land Force Academy, Sibiu, Romania.

Numerous epidemiological and clinical studies demonstrate the beneficial effects of naturally occurring, polyphenol supplementations, on cardiovascular system. The present review emphasizes on the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disorders (involving heart and blood vessels), and overview of preclinical and clinical trials on polyphenols for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The review collaborates PUBMED, Google Scholar and Research gate databases, which were explored using keywords and their combinations such as polyphenols, cardiovascular disease, flavonoids, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular risk factors and several others, to create an eclectic manuscript. Read More

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October 2020

Littoral Cell Angioma of the Spleen presenting with Thrombocytosis and Splenic Infarct.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2021 Aug;31(8):986-988

Department of General Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

Littoral cell angioma is a non-hematologic vascular neoplasm originating from littoral cells lining the splenic red pulp. The diagnosis is usually made incidentally in splenectomy materials. It is often associated with anemia and thrombocytopenia, indicative of hypersplenism. Read More

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Methylation of dual-specificity phosphatase 4 controls cell differentiation.

Cell Rep 2021 Jul;36(4):109421

Department of Oncology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10461, USA. Electronic address:

Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are inactivated by dual-specificity phosphatases (DUSPs), the activities of which are tightly regulated during cell differentiation. Using knockdown screening and single-cell transcriptional analysis, we demonstrate that DUSP4 is the phosphatase that specifically inactivates p38 kinase to promote megakaryocyte (Mk) differentiation. Mechanistically, PRMT1-mediated methylation of DUSP4 triggers its ubiquitinylation by an E3 ligase HUWE1. Read More

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The severity of inflammation in major neuropsychiatric disorders: comparison of neutrophil-lymphocyte and platelet-lymphocyte ratios between schizophrenia, bipolar mania, bipolar depression, major depressive disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Nord J Psychiatry 2021 Jul 28:1-9. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Maltepe University Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: As non-specific markers of immune dysregulation, neutrophil-lymphocyte and platelet-lymphocyte ratios (NLR and PLR) have been consistently shown to be increased in major neuropsychiatric disorders. Although this increase seems to be trans-diagnostic, the extent to which its magnitude differs between disorders remains largely unclear.

Aim: The aim of this study was to directly compare the severity of inflammation (as reflected by NLR and PLR) between schizophrenia (Sch), bipolar mania (BD-M), bipolar depression (BD-D), major depressive disorder (MDD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Read More

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Rapid onset vancomycin-induced thrombocytopenia confirmed by vancomycin antibody test.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jul 26;14(7). Epub 2021 Jul 26.

College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

We report a case of vancomycin-induced thrombocytopenia (VIT) with rapid onset after re-exposure to vancomycin. A 58-year-old man with cellulitis was initiated on vancomycin. Approximately 1 hour into the vancomycin infusion, the patient developed an infusion-related reaction. Read More

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Presumed complement-mediated, checkpoint inhibitor-induced, thrombotic microangiopathy in a patient with metastatic melanoma.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jul 26;14(7). Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are associated with a variety of immune-related adverse events (irAEs), but haematological irAEs are rare. We report a case of presumed complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy (CM-TMA) in a 78-year-old man with metastatic melanoma following treatment with ICIs. Following two doses of combination nivolumab and ipilimumab therapy, he developed microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia and increased creatinine. Read More

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Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Chemicals and Cardiovascular Disease: Experimental and Epidemiological Evidence.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2021 9;12:706352. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Polyfluoro- and perfluoro-alkyl substances (PFAS) are organic chemicals extensively used worldwide for industry and consumer products. Due to their chemical stability, PFAS represent a major cause of environmental pollution. PFAS accumulate in animal and human blood and tissues exerting their toxicity. Read More

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Standardizing Definitions of Hematopoietic Recovery, Graft Rejection, Graft Failure, Poor Graft Function, and Donor Chimerism in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Report on Behalf of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.

Transplant Cell Ther 2021 Aug;27(8):642-649

West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is potentially curative for certain hematologic malignancies and nonmalignant diseases. The field of allo-HCT has witnessed significant advances, including broadening indications for transplantation, availability of alternative donor sources, less toxic preparative regimens, new cell manipulation techniques, and novel GVHD prevention methods, all of which have expanded the applicability of the procedure. These advances have led to clinical practice conundrums when applying traditional definitions of hematopoietic recovery, graft rejection, graft failure, poor graft function, and donor chimerism, because these may vary based on donor type, cell source, cell dose, primary disease, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis, and conditioning intensity, among other variables. Read More

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SARS-COV-2 infection during pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Division of Intramural Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD and Detroit, MI, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine the relationship between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during pregnancy and the risk of preeclampsia.

Data Sources: MEDLINE, EMBASE, POPLINE, CINAHL, LILACS, and WHO COVID-19, Chinese, and preprint databases (all from December 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021). Google Scholar, bibliographies, and conference proceedings were also searched. Read More

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Platelet and Thrombophilia-Related Risk Factors of Retinal Vein Occlusion.

J Clin Med 2021 Jul 12;10(14). Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Haemostasis and Haemostatic Disorders, Chair of Biomedical Sciences, Medical University of Lodz, Mazowiecka 6/8, 92-215 Lodz, Poland.

Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is a heterogenous disorder in which the formation of a thrombus results in the retinal venous system narrowing and obstructing venous return from the retinal circulation. The pathogenesis of RVO remains uncertain, but it is believed to be multifactorial and to depend on both local and systemic factors, which can be divided into vascular, platelet, and hypercoagulable factors. The vascular factors include dyslipidaemia, high blood pressure, and diabetes mellitus. Read More

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Mechanisms of Action and Efficacy of Hyaluronic Acid, Corticosteroids and Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis-A Systematic Review.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 9;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Orthodontics, Medical University of Lodz, 90-419 Lodz, Poland.

Temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJ OA) is a low-inflammatory disorder with multifactorial etiology. The aim of this review was to present the current state of knowledge regarding the mechanisms of action and the efficacy of hyaluronic acid (HA), corticosteroids (CS) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of TMJ OA.: The PubMed database was analyzed with the keywords: "(temporomandibular joint) AND ((osteoarthritis) OR (dysfunction) OR (disorders) OR (pain)) AND ((treatment) OR (arthrocentesis) OR (arthroscopy) OR (injection)) AND ((hyaluronic acid) OR (corticosteroid) OR (platelet rich plasma))". Read More

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Illustrated State-of-the-Art Capsules of the ISTH 2020 Congress.

Res Pract Thromb Haemost 2021 Jul 16;5(5):e12532. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Transfusion Medicine NHS Blood and Transplant (London) and Barts Health NHS Trust London UK.

This year's Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) was hosted virtually from Philadelphia July 17-21, 2021. The conference, now held annually, highlighted cutting-edge advances in basic, population and clinical sciences of relevance to the Society. Despite being held virtually, the 2021 congress was of the same scope and quality as an annual meeting held in person. Read More

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Treg cells in the course of chronic hepatitis C virus infection partially normalize in longitudinal observation after successful DAA treatment regardless of hepatic fibrosis stage.

Clin Exp Hepatol 2021 Jun 30;7(2):196-204. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Chair of Clinical Immunology, Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.

Aim Of The Study: Elevated circulating CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cells in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) play an unspecified role in liver fibrosis development. This study aimed to determine whether Treg cells diminish after successful treatment with directacting antivirals (DAA) in patients at different liver fibrosis stages.

Material And Methods: We examined 44 patients with CHC (including 29 with liver cirrhosis) seven days before DAA treatment (T0), six months later (T1) and then 22 of them were examined one year (T2) after the first dose. Read More

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HLA-haploidentical vs matched unrelated donor transplants with posttransplant cyclophosphamide-based prophylaxis.

Blood 2021 Jul;138(3):273-282

Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Posttransplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis has enabled haploidentical (Haplo) transplantation to be performed with results similar to those after matched unrelated donor (MUD) transplantation with traditional prophylaxis. The relative value of transplantation with MUD vs Haplo donors when both groups receive PTCy/calcineurin inhibitor/mycophenolate GVHD prophylaxis is not known. We compared outcomes after 2036 Haplo and 284 MUD transplantations with PTCy GVHD prophylaxis for acute leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome in adults from 2011 through 2018. Read More

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Regenerative Potential of Blood-Derived Products in 3D Osteoarthritic Chondrocyte Culture System.

Curr Issues Mol Biol 2021 Jul 11;43(2):665-675. Epub 2021 Jul 11.

OrthoSera GmbH, 3500 Krems, Austria.

Intra-articular injection of different types of blood-derived products is gaining popularity and clinical importance in the treatment of degenerative cartilage disorders such as osteoarthritis. The regenerative potential of two types of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), prepared in the presence of EDTA (EPRP) and citrate (CPRP) and an alternative blood product-hyperacute serum (hypACT) was evaluated using a 3D osteoarthritic chondrocyte pellet model by assessing the metabolic cell activity, cartilage-related gene expression and extracellular matrix deposition within the pellets. Chondrocyte viability was determined by XTT assay and it revealed no significant difference in metabolic activity of OA chondrocyte pellets after supplementation with different blood products. Read More

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A Case of Immune Thrombocytopenia After BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Jul 21;22:e931478. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

BACKGROUND Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an immune response that destroys platelets and increases the risk of bleeding, which can range from bruising to intracranial hemorrhage. ITP is a known complication of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In the first studies of the BNT162b2 messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine, there were no reports of ITP and the incidence of serious adverse events (AEs) was low overall. Read More

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COVID-19 complicated by immune thrombocytopaenic purpura and internal jugular vein thrombosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jul 20;14(7). Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Haemato-Oncology, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK.

A 61-year-old woman who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the community 5 days prior to admission presented with new onset severe headache and mild shortness of breath. She had an acute reduction in her platelet counts from 153×10⁹/L to 5×10⁹/L. She was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia purpura and after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin, her platelet count increased to 15×10⁹/L. Read More

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Gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy: the Qatari experience.

Gene Ther 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Department of Pediatrics, Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar.

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive neuromuscular disorder characterized by hypotonia, progressive muscle weakness, and wasting. Onasemnogene abeparvovec (Zolgensma) is a novel gene therapy medicine, FDA-approved in May 2019 for the treatment of SMA. This study aimed to describe Qatari experience with onasemnogene abeparvovec by reviewing the clinical outcomes of 9 SMA children (7 SMA type 1 and 2 with SMA type 2) aged 4‒23 months treated between November 2019 and July 2020. Read More

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The Relationship Between Hematologic Parameters and Erectile Dysfunction.

Sex Med 2021 Jul 15;9(4):100401. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric Disorders, Changsha, China; Department of Geriatric Urology, Xiangya International Medical Center, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China. Electronic address:

Introduction: Certain hematologic parameters related to blood cells, known as the biomarkers that predict cardiovascular disease, might be potential predictors of erectile dysfunction (ED) due to the shared pathophysiology between ED and cardiovascular disease .

Aim: To investigate the relationship between ED and these hematologic parameters and the clinical significance of hematologic parameters for the diagnosis of ED.

Methods: A total of 113 male patients diagnosed with ED were included in this study. Read More

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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia and Central Venous Sinus Thrombosis Post - COVID-19 Vaccination and its Treatment with Heparin Alternatives.

Sadaf Sheikh

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2021 07;31(7):149

Department of Emergency Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman.

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Continuous-infusion von Willebrand factor concentrate is effective for the management of acquired von Willebrand disease.

Blood Adv 2021 07;5(14):2813-2816

Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Acquired von Willebrand disease (aVWD) is a rare disorder associated with a reduction in von Willebrand factor (VWF) activity, leading to increased bleeding risk. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is the most common cause of lymphoproliferative disorder-associated aVWD and is caused by accelerated clearance of circulating VWF. Standard VWF replacement protocols for congenital VWD based on intermittent bolus dosing are typically less effective for aVWD because of antibody-mediated clearance. Read More

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Hemostatic Disorders: Physiology, Diagnostics, and Management.

Jace D Johnny

Clin J Oncol Nurs 2021 Aug;25(4):379-382

University of Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute.

A defect in any step of hemostasis can lead to potentially catastrophic results. The purpose of this article is to review hemostatic physiology, laboratory studies, and management of platelet and coagulation disorders to familiarize the advanced practice RN (APRN) with this often overlooked but critical system. Learning the underlying mechanisms allows for better understanding of the various disease states that can occur in the hematology and oncology settings. Read More

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Role of Recent Therapeutic Applications and the Infection Strategies of Shiga Toxin-Producing .

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2021 29;11:614963. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, South Korea.

Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) is a global foodborne bacterial pathogen that is often accountable for colon disorder or distress. STEC commonly induces severe diarrhea in hosts but can cause critical illnesses due to the Shiga toxin virulence factors. To date, there have been a significant number of STEC serotypes have been evolved. Read More

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Stable Gastric Pentadecapeptide BPC 157 and Wound Healing.

Front Pharmacol 2021 29;12:627533. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

The antiulcer peptide, stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 (previously employed in ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis trials, no reported toxicity (LD1 not achieved)), is reviewed, focusing on the particular skin wound therapy, incisional/excisional wound, deep burns, diabetic ulcers, and alkali burns, which may be generalized to the other tissues healing. BPC 157 has practical applicability (given alone, with the same dose range, and same equipotent routes of application, regardless the injury tested). By simultaneously curing cutaneous and other tissue wounds (colocutaneous, gastrocutaneous, esophagocutaneous, duodenocutaneous, vesicovaginal, and rectovaginal) in rats, the potency of BPC 157 is evident. Read More

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Next-Generation Sequencing Based Approach to Identify Underlying Genetic Defects of Glanzmann Thrombasthenia.

Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus 2021 Jul 24;37(3):414-421. Epub 2020 Oct 24.

Department of Hematology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012 India.

Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT) is an autosomal recessive platelet function disorder characterized by mucocutaneous bleeding as the most common clinical phenotype. Patients with GT have normal platelet counts, platelet morphology but reduced platelet aggregation in response to various agonists. Homozygosity or compound heterozygosity for variants in the genes is the genetic basis for GT. Read More

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[Clinical features of Kasabach-Merritt syndrome: an analysis of 16 neonates].

Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi 2021 Jul;23(7):696-701

Department of Neonatology, Anhui Children's Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230000, China.

Objective: To study the clinical features, treatment, and prognosis of neonates with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS), and to provide a reference for optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical and follow-up data of 16 neonates with KMS who were admitted to the Anhui Children's Hospital, Anhui Medical University, from January 2016 to December 2020.

Results: Of the 16 neonates, there were 13 boys (81%) and 3 girls (19%), with an age of 1 hour to 10 days on admission. Read More

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