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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644096/comparisons-between-commercial-salivary-testosterone-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-kits
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Christoffer R Andersson, Jonas Bergquist, Elvar Theodorsson, Jakob O Ström
INTRODUCTION: Measuring testosterone concentrations is of interest both in clinical situations and for research, the latter expanding rapidly during recent years. An increased demand for convenient methods has prompted a number of companies to develop enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits to measure testosterone concentrations in saliva. However, the inter-comparability of kits from different manufacturers have yet to be determined. AIM OF STUDY: The aim of this study was to compare commercially available ELISA kits from four different manufacturers (Salimetrics, IBL, DRG and Demeditec)...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644050/hba1c-analysis-by-capillary-electrophoresis-comparison-with-chromatography-and-an-immunological-method
#2
Olav Klingenberg, Torill Furuset, Camilla R Hestbråten, Marit H Hallberg, Astrid Steiro, Iren R Orset, Jens P Berg
BACKGROUND: Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has become an even more important analyte for clinical laboratories during recent years with the introduction of its diagnostic use for diabetes mellitus. Several different analytical principles can be used, each with their advantages and disadvantages. AIM: We wanted to compare Sebia Capillarys 2 Flex Piercing (Capillarys) with our routine HbA1c methods, which were an HPLC method (Tosoh G7) and an immunoassay (Tina-Quant on Roche Modular P) by analysing a large clinical material...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644047/mutational-analysis-of-galt-gene-in-greek-patients-with-galactosaemia-identification-of-two-novel-mutations-and-clinical-evaluation
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Kleopatra H Schulpis, Georgia Thodi, Konstantinos Iakovou, Maria Chatzidaki, Yannis Dotsikas, Elina Molou, Olga Triantafylli, Yannis L Loukas
Classical galactosaemia is an inborn error of metabolism due to the deficiency of the enzyme galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (GALT). The aim of the study was to identify the underlying mutations in Greek patients with GALT deficiency and evaluate their psychomotor and speech development. Patients with GALT deficiency (n = 17) were picked up through neonatal screening. Mutational analysis was conducted via Sanger sequencing, while in silico analysis was used in the cases of novel missense mutations...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632435/relative-effects-of-plasma-fibrinogen-concentrate-and-factor-xiii-on-rotem-coagulation-profiles-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-massive-transfusion-in-trauma
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David E Schmidt, Märit Halmin, Agneta Wikman, Anders Östlund, Anna Ågren
Massive traumatic haemorrhage is aggravated through the development of trauma-induced coagulopathy, which is managed by plasma transfusion and/or fibrinogen concentrate administration. It is yet unclear whether these treatments are equally potent in ensuring adequate haemostasis, and whether additional factor XIII (FXIII) administration provides further benefits. In this study, we compared ROTEM whole blood coagulation profiles after experimental massive transfusion with different transfusion regimens in an in vitro model of dilution- and transfusion-related coagulopathy...
June 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632434/screening-for-celiac-disease-by-endomysial-antibodies-in-patients-with-unexplained-hypertransaminasaemia
#5
Mariam Ghozzi, Mohamed Ali Ben Salem, Fatma Mbarki, Ali Jmaa, Azza Baccouch, Nabil Sakly, Elhem Ben Jazia, Ibtissem Ghedira
OBJECTIVE: To do a serological screening for celiac disease in patients with unexplained liver cytolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients with liver cytolysis without known aetiology were studied. Endomysial antibodies were determined by indirect immunofluorescence on human umbilical cord. Two thousand and five hundred blood donors served as control group. For statistical analysis, we used Chi-square or Fisher's exact test. RESULTS: The frequency of IgA endomysial antibodies in our patients was significantly higher than in the control group (8...
June 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613965/effect-of-saliva-collection-methods-and-oral-hygiene-on-salivary-biomarkers
#6
Allisson Benatti Justino, Renata Roland Teixeira, Leonardo Gomes Peixoto, Olga Lucia Bocanegra Jaramillo, Foued Salmen Espindola
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of unstimulated and stimulated saliva collection methods, as well as tooth brushing, on the secretion rate of salivary total protein, nitrite, total antioxidant capacity and alpha-amylase. Saliva of 14 healthy individuals were collected with stimulation using Salivette(®), Parafilm(®) and chewing gum and without stimulation from spit with and without fluid accumulation, before and after oral hygiene. Total protein, nitrite, total antioxidant capacity and alpha-amylase concentration (sAA) were evaluated...
June 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613959/reference-intervals-for-the-p-albumin-bromocresol-purple-method
#7
Peter Astrup Christensen
Correct reference intervals are an important part of test results. As establishing own reference intervals is a very expensive task, the NORIP reference intervals are often transferred for use in Nordic laboratories. The NORIP reference interval on P-Albumin was here compared to current results for laboratories using the bromocresol purple (BCP) method for P-Albumin. External quality control reports were used to investigate the change in levels between the BCP and BCG methods on P-Albumin. An algorithm was built for extracting and isolating the laboratory's healthy subject population...
June 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613958/albumin-adjustment-of-total-calcium-does-not-improve-the-estimation-of-calcium-status
#8
Peter Ridefelt, Johanna Helmersson-Karlqvist
BACKGROUND: There is a longstanding controversy as to whether plasma measurements of total calcium should be adjusted for albumin concentration, and if so which formulas are the most appropriate. METHODS: Ionised calcium, total calcium and albumin results, analysed at the same time at Uppsala University Hospital Laboratory between February 2005 and June 2013, were retrieved from a laboratory information system. The dataset included results from 20,003 patients. Total calcium was albumin-modified by a locally derived formula, based on 3106 patients from the dataset, and formulas from the literature...
June 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609200/significance-of-s100a8-s100a9-and-calprotectin-levels-in-bladder-cancer
#9
O Yasar, T Akcay, C Obek, F A Turegun
OBJECTIVES: Members of the S100 protein family, S100A8, S100A9 and their heterodimer complex known as calprotectin are thought to be involved not only in inflammatory pathways but also in tumorigenesis and cancer progression. Therefore, they have been widely studied in various types of cancer; however, there is limited knowledge about their role in bladder cancer. In this study, our aim was to determine the levels of S100A8 and S100A9 in the sera, and calprotectin levels in the sera and urines of bladder cancer patients and compare it to urinary BTA, a tumor marker that can be used in the diagnosis of bladder cancer...
June 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609162/usefulness-of-thresholds-for-smear-review-of-neutropenic-samples-analyzed-with-a-sysmex-xn-10-analyzer
#10
Emily Ronez, Carole Geara, Sylvie Coito, Hugues Jacqmin, Edouard Cornet, Xavier Troussard, Bernard Chatelain, François Mullier
Neutropenia is one of the main criteria for a blood smear review. The objective of this study was to compare the thresholds proposed by the international consensus group for hematology review (1.0 10(9)/L) and the French speaking Group for Cellular Haematology (1.5 10(9)/L) in terms of the number of useless smears. We collected 112,097 analyzed samples from four laboratories equipped with XN instruments (Sysmex, Kobe, Japan) during early 2016. The only exclusion criterion was a leucocyte count below 0.5 10(9)/L...
June 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609160/circulating-scca-igm-complex-is-a-useful-biomarker-to-predict-the-outcome-of-therapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#11
Maria Guarino, Giovan G Di Costanzo, Andrea Gallotta, Raffaella Tortora, Laura Paneghetti, Francesco Auriemma, Concetta Tuccillo, Giorgio Fassina, Nicola Caporaso, Filomena Morisco
INTRODUCTION: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) develops in about 3-4% of cirrhotic patients every year. The squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) has been found elevated in liver cancer specimens by immunohistochemistry, and detected in complex with IgM (SCCA-IgM) in the serum of patients with HCC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of serological SCCA-IgM levels to predict the efficacy of HCC therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April 2012 to April 2014, 131 patients with a new diagnosis of HCC were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598689/mathematical-rationalization-for-the-renal-tubular-transport-revised-concepts
#12
Roberto Mioni, Alessandra Marega, Giulio Romano, Domenico Montanaro
The current emphasis on kinetics and in situ control of molecular exchanges, across the tubular membrane, has not been paralleled by corresponding improvements in our understanding of tubular behaviour at the macroscopic level of classical physiology. In this paper, we propose a mathematical rationalization of macroscopic tubular transport by means of a principal transport equation, originating from the law of mass action between substrate and carrier. The other equations, derived from the main one, demonstrate the possibility of distinguishing between transporters with low affinity and high capacity and transporters with high affinity and low capacity...
June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598681/soluble-cd206-plasma-levels-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-reflect-decrease-in-disease-activity
#13
Line Dam Heftdal, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Lykke Midtbøll Ørnbjerg, Merete Lund Hetland, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Peter Junker, Mikkel Østergaard, Malene Hvid, Bent Deleuran, Holger Jon Møller, Stinne Ravn Greisen
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by chronic joint inflammation and infiltration by activated macrophages. TNFα is a central mediator in this process. The mannose receptor, CD206, is a scavenger receptor expressed by M2A-macrophages and dendritic cells. It is involved in collagen internalization and degradation. The soluble form has been suggested as a biomarker of M2A-macrophage activation. The aim of this study was to investigate sCD206 plasma levels in early RA patients initiating anti-TNFα treatment...
June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554251/association-between-circulating-microrna-208a-and-severity-of-coronary-heart-disease
#14
Yao Zhang, Hai-Hong Li, Rui Yang, Bai-Jing Yang, Zhao-Yu Gao
Circulating microRNA (miR)-208a is specifically expressed in the heart muscle, which is involved in the regulation of myosin during cardiac development. Previous studies reported that cardiac-specific miR-208a level is significantly higher in plasma of coronary heart disease (CHD) patients. However, whether it correlates with severity of CHD, has never been elucidated before. The aim of this study was to explore the association between miR-208a and the presence and severity of CHD. Samples were collected from 290 CHD patients and 110 subjects with angiographic exclusion of CHD...
May 30, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554228/predictive-value-of-il-35-and-il-17-in-diagnosis-of-childhood-asthma
#15
Amira Ibrahim Mansour, Eman Rateb Abd Almonaem, Ola Galal Behairy, Tahany Mahmoud Gouda
This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between serum levels of IL-17 and IL-35 and the presence and severity of childhood asthma. The study was performed on 60 diagnosed asthmatic children, who were further classified into four groups according to the Global Initiative for Asthma Guidelines for Asthma Severity and Control (GINA) 2016, plus 30 age- and sex-matched apparently healthy children. All participants were subjected to full medical history, clinical examination, pulmonary function tests and laboratory evaluation in the form of complete blood count (CBC), serum total IgE, IL-17 and IL-35 by ELISA...
May 30, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537454/transfusion-requirements-in-elective-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery-patients-predictive-value-of-multiplate-and-thromboelastography-teg-platelet-mapping-assay
#16
Praleene Sivapalan, Anne Caroline Bäck, Sisse Rye Ostrowski, Hanne Berg Ravn, Pär Ingemar Johansson
Managing haemostasis in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery remains a challenge. There is no established laboratory test to predict transfusion requirements in cardiac surgery. We investigated whether preoperative Thromboelastography (TEG) with Platelet Mapping Assay (PMA) or Multiple Electrode Aggrometry (MEA) could predict transfusion requirements in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or combined CABG with aortic or mitral valve replacement. We prospectively investigated 199 patients undergoing elective CABG or combined procedures...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537447/hypocretin-measurement-shelf-age-of-radioimmunoassay-kit-but-not-freezer-time-influences-assay-variability
#17
Glenda Keating, Donald L Bliwise, Prabhjyot Saini, David B Rye, Lynn Marie Trotti
The hypothalamic peptide hypocretin 1 (orexin A) may be assayed in cerebrospinal fluid to diagnose narcolepsy type 1. This testing is not commercially available, and factors contributing to assay variability have not previously been comprehensively explored. In the present study, cerebrospinal fluid hypocretin concentrations were determined in duplicate in 155 patient samples, across a range of sleep disorders. Intra-assay variability of these measures was analyzed. Inter-assay correlation between samples tested at Emory and at Stanford was high (r = 0...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537443/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-papp-a-and-the-proform-of-the-eosinophil-major-basic-protein-prombp-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-death-in-heart-failure-patients
#18
Maja Dembic, Paula L Hedley, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars Køber, Michael Christiansen
Risk stratification and patient management in heart failure (HF) is difficult due to the unpredictable progression of the disease, necessitating the development of reliable diagnostic biomarkers to facilitate decision-making in clinical practice. Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) is a marker of arteriosclerotic heart disease. PAPP-A is a serum protease, which is involved in the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) axis where it is inhibited by the proform of the eosinophil major basic protein (proMBP)...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521564/estimating-glomerular-filtration-rate-gfr-in-children-the-average-between-a-cystatin-c-and-a-creatinine-based-equation-improves-estimation-of-gfr-in-both-children-and-adults-and-enables-diagnosing-shrunken-pore-syndrome
#19
Felicia Leion, Josefine Hegbrant, Emil den Bakker, Magnus Jonsson, Magnus Abrahamson, Ulf Nyman, Jonas Björk, Veronica Lindström, Anders Larsson, Arend Bökenkamp, Anders Grubb
Estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in adults by using the average of values obtained by a cystatin C- (eGFRcystatin C) and a creatinine-based (eGFRcreatinine) equation shows at least the same diagnostic performance as GFR estimates obtained by equations using only one of these analytes or by complex equations using both analytes. Comparison of eGFRcystatin C and eGFRcreatinine plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis of Shrunken Pore Syndrome, where low eGFRcystatin C compared to eGFRcreatinine has been associated with higher mortality in adults...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521522/effect-of-hb-shuangfeng-on-hba1c-results
#20
Yan Wang, Ping Zhang, Hongxing Zhou, Yingxin Sun, Peng Jiang
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May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
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