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  1. Content type: Research article

    Africa is the most affected continent with 200,000 new born affected by sickle cell anemia annually with of 5% of under five deaths. Nigeria has the largest sickle cell gene pool in the world with about 2% of ...

    Authors: Olorunfemi Emmanuel Amoran, Ahmed Babatunde Jimoh, Omotola Ojo and Temitope Kuponiyi

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:6

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    Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is associated with chronic multisystem complications that significantly influence the quality of life (QOL) of patients early in their life. Although sub-Saharan Africa bears 75% of t...

    Authors: Anne M. Andong, Eveline D. T. Ngouadjeu, Cavin E. Bekolo, Vincent S. Verla, Daniel Nebongo, Yannick Mboue-Djieka and Simeon-Pierre Choukem

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:7

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Familial and acquired thrombophilia are often etiologic for idiopathic hip and jaw osteonecrosis (ON), and testosterone therapy (TT) can interact with thrombophilia, worsening ON.

    Authors: Michael Ian Jarman, Kevin Lee, Ariel Kanevsky, Sarah Min, Ilana Schlam, Chris Mahida, Ali Huda, Alexander Milgrom, Naila Goldenberg, Charles J. Glueck and Ping Wang

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:5

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    Sickle cell anemia patients suffer from oxidative stress due to chronic inflammation and self-oxidation of sickle hemoglobin (Hb S). Chronic oxidative stress contributes to endothelial dysfunction, inflammatio...

    Authors: Lamis Kaddam, Imad Fadl-Elmula, Omer Ali Eisawi, Haydar Awad Abdelrazig, Mohammed Abdelraman Salih, Florian Lang and Amal M. Saeed

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:4

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in Western countries. The frequency of symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) involvement is unknown but thought to be a rare phenomenon. Curren...

    Authors: Cristhiam M. Rojas-Hernandez, Jacklyn Nemunaitis, Kristopher D. Marjon, Daniel Bustamante, Qian-Yun Zhang and Jennifer M. Gillette

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:3

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Malaria and human immunodeficiency virus are the two most devastating global health problems causing more than two million deaths each year. Hematological abnormalities such as anemia, thrombocytopenia and leu...

    Authors: Tsion Sahle, Tilahun Yemane and Lealem Gedefaw

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:2

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is a strong predictor of mortality and poor quality of life among persons with either renal impairment or HIV infection. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of anemia and its association with ...

    Authors: Temesgen Fiseha, Zemenu Tamir, Abdurahaman Seid and Wondmagegn Demsiss

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2017 17:1

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In Madagascar, the last study on sickle cell disease (SCD) was done in the early 1980s. The country is known as endemic for malaria and respiratory infections. The main objective of this study was to estimate ...

    Authors: Muriel N. Maeder, Henintsoa M. Rabezanahary, Norosoa J. Zafindraibe, Martin Raoelina Randriatiana, Tahinamandranto Rasamoelina, Andry T. Rakotoarivo, Philippe Vanhems, Jonathan Hoffmann, Thomas Bénet, Mala Rakoto Andrianarivelo and Olivat A. Rakoto-Alson

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:30

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in adults is often secundary to an infection or a neoplasm. In this last case, T cell lymphomas are the most frequent causes. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secundary to ...

    Authors: El Mehdi Mahtat, Maryem Zine, Mohamed Allaoui, Malika Kerbout, Nezha Messaoudi, Kamal Doghmi and Mohamed Mikdame

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:28

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Transfusion-transmitted infections threaten the safety of patients requiring blood transfusion, which in turn imposes serious challenges for the availability of safe blood products that are still affordable in...

    Authors: Aisha Arshad, Munira Borhany, Nida Anwar, Imran Naseer, Rehan Ansari, Samson Boota, Naveena Fatima, Mustansir Zaidi and Tahir Shamsi

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:27

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  11. Content type: Research article

    When availability and/or affordability of anti-hemophilic factor concentrates are limited, optimal prophylaxis regimens in severe hemophilia A (HA) remain to be determined. In selected situations, low-dose dai...

    Authors: Terry Mizrahi, Jean St-Louis, Nancy L. Young, Francine Ménard, Nichan Zourikian, Evemie Dubé and Georges E. Rivard

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:26

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Since the discovery of specific histocompatibility, literature has associated genes involved in the immune response, like the Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA), with a better prognosis in transplantation. However,...

    Authors: Daniele Kazue Sugioka, Carlos Eduardo Ibaldo Gonçalves and Maria da Graça Bicalho

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:25

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Although the demand for blood supply has progressively increased in developing countries, evidences indicate that there is a major shortage of blood and blood products in these countries, particularly in Ethio...

    Authors: Yenework Acham Jemberu, Ahmed Esmael and Kedir Y. Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:23

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Anticoagulant therapy is prescribed for millions of patients worldwide for the prevention and treatment of both arterial and venous thrombosis. Historically, only vitamin K antagonists have been available for ...

    Authors: Vivian Auyeung, Jignesh P. Patel, John K. Abdou, Bipin Vadher, Lynda Bonner, Alison Brown, Lara N. Roberts, Raj K. Patel and Roopen Arya

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:22

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is endemic in non-Western countries. Due to migration, the prevalence of SCD in the Netherlands has increased. Adherence to medical treatment is recognized as a major problem area. Th...

    Authors: Marlous J. Madderom, Jessica Heijdra, Elisabeth M. W. J. Utens, Suzanne Polinder, Anita W. Rijneveld and Marjon H. Cnossen

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:21

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Iron deficiency anemia is highly prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease and is often treated with intravenous iron. There are few trials directly comparing the safety and efficacy of different intra...

    Authors: William E. Strauss, Naomi V. Dahl, Zhu Li, Gloria Lau and Lee F. Allen

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:20

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Bone marrow examination may be required to discriminate causes of thrombocytopenia as hypoproductive or hyperdestructive. However, this procedure is invasive and time consuming. This study assessed the diagnos...

    Authors: Mikias Negash, Aster Tsegaye and Amha G/Medhin

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:18

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Survival analysis is commonly used to determine the treatment effect among acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients who undergo allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) or other treatments. The aim o...

    Authors: Chatree Chai-Adisaksopha, Alfonso Iorio, Christopher Hillis, Wendy Lim and Mark Crowther

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:17

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV are among the risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). There are several challenges in the management of DVT patients with TB-HIV co-infection including drug-drug interactions and...

    Authors: C Sekaggya, D Nalwanga, A Von Braun, R Nakijoba, A Kambugu, J Fehr, M Lamorde and B Castelnuovo

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:16

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A high prevalence of neutropenia has been reported in several ethnic groups amongst whom many healthy individuals with low neutrophil counts undergo unnecessary investigations. This study aims to ascertain the...

    Authors: Srdjan Denic, Hassib Narchi, Lolowa A. Al Mekaini, Suleiman Al-Hammadi, Omar N. Al Jabri and Abdul-Kader Souid

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:15

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell tumour with an annual incidence in the UK of approximately 40–50 per million i.e. about 4500 new cases per annum. The triple combination cyclophosphamide, bortezomib (Velcade®...

    Authors: Sarah Brown, Samantha Hinsley, Mónica Ballesteros, Sue Bourne, Paul McGarry, Debbie Sherratt, Louise Flanagan, Walter Gregory, Jamie Cavenagh, Roger Owen, Cathy Williams, Martin Kaiser, Eric Low and Kwee Yong

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:14

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This study was undertaken to explore the longitudinal patterns of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among youth and young adults with Hemophilia A (HA) over a 3-year period. This report presents the basel...

    Authors: J. St-Louis, D. J. Urajnik, F. Ménard, S. Cloutier, R. J. Klaassen, B. Ritchie, G. E. Rivard, M. Warner, V. Blanchette and N. L. Young

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:13

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    CC-486 is an oral formulation of the epigenetic modifier azacitidine. In an expanded phase 1 trial, CC-486 demonstrated clinical and biological activity in patients with International Prognostic Scoring System...

    Authors: Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Antonio Almeida, Aristoteles Giagounidis, Uwe Platzbecker, Regina Garcia, Maria Teresa Voso, Stephen R. Larsen, David Valcarcel, Lewis R. Silverman, Barry Skikne and Valeria Santini

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:12

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Langerhans cells (LC) are bone marrow-derived cells in the skin. The LC donor/recipient chimerism is assumed to influence the incidence and severity of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after hematopoietic stem...

    Authors: Sabrina Peters, Christian Junghanss, Anne Knueppel, Hugo Murua Escobar, Catrin Roolf, Gudrun Knuebel, Anett Sekora, Iris Lindner, Ludwig Jonas, Mathias Freund and Sandra Lange

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:11

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a mature B-cell neoplasm characterized by the expansion of CD5-positive lymphocytes in peripheral blood. While CLL is the most common type of leukemia in Western populatio...

    Authors: Abibatou Sall, Awa Oumar Touré, Fatimata Bintou Sall, Moussa Ndour, Seynabou Fall, Abdoulaye Sène, Blaise Félix Faye, Moussa Seck, Macoura Gadji, Tandakha Ndiaye Dièye, Claire Mathiot, Sophie Reynaud, Saliou Diop and Martine Raphaël

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:10

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Fibrin provides a temporary matrix at the site of vascular injury. The aims of the present work were (1) to follow fibrin formation and lysis onto the surface of human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (H...

    Authors: O. Castillo, H. Rojas, Z. Domínguez, E. Anglés-Cano and R. Marchi

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:9

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  27. Content type: Case report

    At the time of diagnosis, Multiple Myeloma is commonly associated with renal impairment. Renal tubular acidosis without overt renal insufficiency is an uncommon disease presentation of myeloma. Among tubular a...

    Authors: Chathuranga Lakmal Fonseka, Sampath Rukshani Galappaththi, Jeewandarage Dhanushka Karunarathna, Dayakshi Dushyantha Kumarihami Abeyaratne and Nirmali Tissera

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:8

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Intravenous iron therapy is a treatment option for iron deficient patients who are intolerant to oral iron or where oral iron is ineffective, but with possible adverse effects. Currently, prospective studies c...

    Authors: Martha L. Louzada, Cyrus C. Hsia, Fatimah Al-Ani, Fiona Ralley, Anargyros Xenocostas, Janet Martin, Sarah E. Connelly, Ian H. Chin-Yee, Leonard Minuk and Alejandro Lazo-Langner

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:7

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  29. Content type: Research article

    In patients hospitalized over a 4 year period for pulmonary embolism (PE), we assessed relationships of testosterone (TT) and estrogen therapy (ET) anteceding PE in patients found to have familial-acquired thr...

    Authors: Marloe Prince, Charles J. Glueck, Parth Shah, Ashwin Kumar, Michael Goldenberg, Matan Rothschild, Nasim Motayar, Vybhav Jetty, Kevin Lee and Ping Wang

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:6

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Mammalian erythropoiesis can be divided into two distinct types, primitive and definitive, in which new cells are derived from the yolk sac and hematopoietic stem cells, respectively. Primitive erythropoiesis ...

    Authors: Hirotada Otsuka, Jiro Takito, Yasuo Endo, Hideki Yagi, Satoshi Soeta, Nobuaki Yanagisawa, Naoko Nonaka and Masanori Nakamura

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:4

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  31. Content type: Debate

    Active and passive theories have been advanced to explain splenomegaly and cytopenias in liver disease. Dameshek proposed active downregulation of hematopoiesis. Doan proposed passive trapping of blood compone...

    Authors: John M. Gemery, Andrew R. Forauer, Anne M. Silas and Eric K. Hoffer

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:3

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Patients receiving anticoagulant drugs must be carefully screened for drug-related problems, as such medications, including warfarin have narrow therapeutic ranges and a high potential for complications. Thus,...

    Authors: Fekede Bekele Daba, Fisihatsion Tadesse and Ephrem Engidawork

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:2

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) treatment may present significant hematological disorder and some anti-TB drugs also have serious side effects. Although many other diseases may be reflected by the blood and its constituents...

    Authors: Eyuel Kassa, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Aschalew Gelaw and Baye Gelaw

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2016 16:1

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  34. Content type: Research article

    High levels of fetal haemoglobin (HbF) decrease sickle cell anaemia (SCA) severity and leads to improved survival. According to in vivo and in vitro studies, butyrate increases HbF production. Its utilization ...

    Authors: Lamis Kaddam, Imad FdleAlmula, Omer Ali Eisawi, Haydar Awad Abdelrazig, Mustafa Elnimeiri, Florian Lang and Amal M. Saeed

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2015 15:19

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are now standard of care for the management of thromboembolic risk. A prevalent issue of concern is how to manage direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC)-associated bleeding for whi...

    Authors: Michelle Sholzberg, Katerina Pavenski, Nadine Shehata, Christine Cserti-Gazdewich and Yulia Lin

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2015 15:18

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is associated with erythrocyte sensitivity to oxidative damage and hemolytic crises. In β-thalassemia major, where hemoglobin instability imposes oxidative s...

    Authors: Mohammad Al-Ansari and James D. Craik

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2015 15:17

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Patients who require transfusion as part of their clinical management have the right to expect sufficient blood to be available to meet their needs and to receive the safest blood possible. Donor deferrals (di...

    Authors: Samuel Antwi-Baffour, David Kwasie Annor, Jonathan Kofi Adjei, Ransford Kyeremeh, George Kpentey and Foster Kyei

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2015 15:15

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Anaemia is a major public health problem in developing countries, contributing significantly to morbidity and mortality amongst children under-five years of age. About 43 % of under-fives are anaemic worldwide...

    Authors: Rehema H. Simbauranga, Erasmus Kamugisha, Adolfine Hokororo, Benson R. Kidenya and Julie Makani

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2015 15:13

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is the most common hematological abnormalities in HIV patients and it is a wide spread public health problem. The World Health Organization estimates that over 2 billion people are anemic worldwide with...

    Authors: Bamlaku Enawgaw, Meseret Alem, Mulugeta Melku, Zelalem Addis, Betelihem Terefe and Gashaw Yitayew

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2015 15:12

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Each year in the UK, ≈3000 children undergo major cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. Approximately 40 % of these experience excessive bleeding necessitating red cell transfusion or treatment wit...

    Authors: Wendy Underwood, Chris A. Rogers, Zoe Plummer, Barnaby C Reeves, Massimo Caputo, Peter Murphy, Karen Sheehan, Jessica Harris, Lucy Culliford and Andrew Mumford

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2015 15:11

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Isolation of bone marrow cells, including hematopoietic stem cells, is a commonly used technique in both the research and clinical settings. A quantitative and qualitative assessment of cell populations isolat...

    Authors: Maya M. Mahajan, Betty Cheng, Ashley I. Beyer, Usha S. Mulvaney, Matt B. Wilkinson, Marina E. Fomin and Marcus O. Muench

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2015 15:9

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Valacyclovir has been used for prophylaxis against cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We investigated the efficacy and safety of high-dose Valacyclovir as pre...

    Authors: Shin-Yeu Ong, Ha-Thi-Thu Truong, Colin Phipps Diong, Yeh-Ching Linn, Aloysius Yew-Leng Ho, Yeow-Tee Goh and William Ying-Khee Hwang

    Citation: BMC Hematology 2015 15:8

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