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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544156/m2bpgi-as-a-potential-diagnostic-tool-of-cirrhosis-in-chinese-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Bin Wei, Shu Feng, Enqiang Chen, Dongdong Li, Tingting Wang, Yu Gou, Tingting Yang, Dongmei Zhang, Chuanmin Tao, Hong Tang
BACKGROUND: M2BPGi is a novel serum glycobiomarker of liver fibrosis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of M2BPGi for predicting liver fibrosis and disease progression in Chinese hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected patients. METHODS: We enrolled 228 HBV infected patients with different status of liver fibrosis diagnosed using FibroScan. We analyzed the diagnostic accuracy of M2BPGi, and compared it with AST-to-platelet ratio (APRI), FIB-4 index, AST to ALT ratio (AAR), and RDW to platelet ratio (RPR)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543924/plasma-serotonin-level-is-a-predictor-for-recurrence-and-poor-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#2
Yan Xia, Dawei Wang, Nan Zhang, Zhihao Wang, Li Pang
AIM: To investigate the prognostic value of plasma serotonin levels in colorectal cancer (CRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Preoperative plasma serotonin levels of 150 healthy control (HC) cases, 150 benign colorectal polyp (BCP) cases, and 176 CRC cases were determined using radioimmunoassay assay. Serotonin levels were compared between HC, BCP, and CRC cases, and those in CRC patients were related to 5-year outcome. RESULTS: Plasma serotonin levels were markedly higher in CRC patients than in either HCs or BCP cases...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543876/application-of-molecular-microbiological-and-immunological-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-bone-and-joint-tuberculosis
#3
Yinghua Tang, Lianli Yin, Shifu Tang, Hongyu Zhang, Jihui Lan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the application of interferon gamma release assay (IGRA), rifampicin resistant real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR technique Xpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis/rifampicin (Xpert MTB/RIF), and the levels of TNF-α and TGF-β in the diagnosis of bone and joint tuberculosis. METHODS: Eighty-six patients with bone and joint tuberculosis, diagnosed by pathology or microbiology, were examined by Xpert MTB/RIF and IGRA (T-SPOT. TB) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, and the TNF-α and TGF-β levels of the patients were measured...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543752/mthfr-gene-c677t-and-a1298c-variants-are-associated-with-fmf-risk-in-a-turkish-cohort
#4
Ayse Feyda Nursal, Süheyla Kaya, Ozlem Sezer, Nevin Karakus, Serbulent Yigit
BACKGROUND: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a crucial enzyme in homocysteine (Hcy) metabolism. We aimed to evaluate a possible relationship between MTHFR gene C677T (rs 1801133), A1298C (rs 1801131) variants and susceptibility to FMF in a Turkish cohort. MATERIAL-METHODS: This case-control study included 198 Turkish FMF patients and 100 healthy subjects as controls. MTHFR C677T and A1298C were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) methods...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543666/high-resolution-melting-analysis-assay-for-identification-of-fonsecaea-species
#5
Minglan Shi, Xiqing Li, Jiao Feng, Shulin Jia, Xing Xiao, Chunmei Chen, Cindy Fransisca, Liyan Xi, Junmin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Chromoblastomycosis (CBM) is a chronic fungal disease. In China, the principle etiologic agent was a group of dematiaceous fungi, including Fonsecaea monophora, Fonsecaea nubica, and Cladophialophora carrionii. Although the Fonsecaea species have similar morphology, their pathogenicity is quite different. This study aims to establish a new solution for early identification of Fonsecaea species because of their distinctive potential infection risk. METHODS: Five reference strains and 35 clinical isolates from patients with CBM, preserved in our laboratory, were used in this study...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543551/routine-hematological-parameters-are-associated-with-short-and-long-term-prognosis-of-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
#6
Luo Fan, Li Gui, Er-Qing Chai, Chao-Jun Wei
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that some routine hematological parameters are associated with the prognosis of ischemic stroke (IS), but none of study has evaluated them simultaneously. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of routine hematological parameters in IS patients. METHODS: Using medical record database, we retrospectively reviewed the patients with IS admitted in Gansu Province Hospital between June 2014 and July 2015. The prognostic value of routine hematological parameters on admission was analyzed using logistic regression model, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis and Cox proportional hazards model...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523756/isolation-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients-by-immunocytochemical-assay
#7
Jing Yang, Ying Zhou, Bin Zhao
BACKGROUND: The patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have the possibilities of getting the cancer again even after resection. The tumor cells identified from blood can be related to different stages of tumor. METHODS: In this study, we used an immunoassay to detect circulating tumor cells in blood and bone marrow samples. About 120 patients' blood and bone marrow samples were used in this study along with controls. The presence of tumor cells was evaluated with different stages of cancer classified by UICC...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523701/conjugated-bilirubin-as-a-reflex-test-for-increased-total-bilirubin-in-apparently-healthy-population
#8
Guo-Ming Zhang, Zhi-De Hu
BACKGROUND: Total, unconjugated and conjugated bilirubin levels are usually ordered together in health check-up populations. The aim of this study was to investigate whether using increased total bilirubin (TBIL) as a reflex test can reduce conjugated bilirubin (CBIL) test. METHODS: Medical records of 8433 males and 4496 females who visited Shuyang People's Hospital for health check-ups were retrospectively reviewed and the fasting serum TBIL, unconjugated bilirubin (UBIL) and CBIL of patients were extracted...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512861/rapid-diagnosis-of-sepsis-with-taqman-based-multiplex-real-time-pcr
#9
Chang-Feng Liu, Xin-Ping Shi, Yun Chen, Ye Jin, Bing Zhang
BACKGROUND: The survival rate of septic patients mainly depends on a rapid and reliable diagnosis. A rapid, broad range, specific and sensitive quantitative diagnostic test is the urgent need. Thus, we developed a TaqMan-Based Multiplex real-time PCR assays to identify bloodstream pathogens within a few hours. METHODS: Primers and TaqMan probes were designed to be complementary to conserved regions in the 16S rDNA gene of different kinds of bacteria. To evaluate accurately, sensitively, and specifically, the known bacteria samples (Standard strains, whole blood samples) are determined by TaqMan-Based Multiplex real-time PCR...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493533/combination-diagnosis-of-multi-slice-spiral-computed-tomography-and-secretary-phospholipase-a2-iia-for-solitary-pulmonary-nodules
#10
Hongjun Hou, Zushan Xu, Hongsheng Zhang, Yan Xu
INTRODUCTION: This study was aimed to compare the diagnostic value of multi-slice spiral computed tomography (CT) and secretary phospholipase A2-IIa (sPLA2-IIa) in differentiating between malignant and benign solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). METHODS: A total of 223 patients with SPNs (91 patients with malignant SPNs and 132 patients with benign SPNs) were included from Weihai Central Hospital during October 2014 to December 2016. SPN diagnosis was confirmed in all patients using needle biopsy, surgery and bronchoscopy...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493527/characterization-of-a-sandwich-elisa-for-the-quantification-of%C3%A2-all-human-periostin-isoforms
#11
Elisabeth Gadermaier, Manfred Tesarz, Andreea Ana-Maria Suciu, Jacqueline Wallwitz, Gabriela Berg, Gottfried Himmler
BACKGROUND: Periostin (osteoblast-specific factor OSF-2) is a secreted protein occurring in seven known isoforms, and it is involved in a variety of biological processes in osteology, tissue repair, oncology, cardiovascular and respiratory systems or allergic manifestations. To analyze functional aspects of periostin, or the ability of periostin as potential biomarker in physiological and pathological conditions, there is the need for a precise, well-characterized assay that detects periostin in peripheral blood...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493522/national-survey-on-turnaround-time-of-clinical-biochemistry-tests-in-738-laboratories-in-china
#12
Xiaoyan Zhang, Yang Fei, Wei Wang, Haijian Zhao, Minqi Wang, Bingquan Chen, Jie Zhou, Zhiguo Wang
BACKGROUND: This survey was initiated to estimate the current status of turnaround time (TAT) monitoring of clinical biochemistry in China, provide baseline data for establishment of quality specifications and analyze the impact factors of TAT. METHODS: 738 laboratories were included. Questionnaires involved general information and data of related indicators of TAT during 1 week were provided to participating laboratories. Nine quality indicators were covered, which were medians, 90th and outlier rates of pre-examination, examination, and post-examination TAT...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493512/decreased-expression-of-hsa_circ_0003570-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-its-clinical-significance
#13
Liyun Fu, Shengdong Wu, Ting Yao, Qingqing Chen, Yi Xie, Sheng Ying, Zhigang Chen, Bingxiu Xiao, Yaoren Hu
BACKGROUND: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) constitute a class of non-coding RNAs recently discovered to be widespread and abundant in mammalian cells. However, the expression features of most of circRNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are unraveled. In this study, we focused on hsa_circ_0003570, which was found to be down-regulated in HCC tissues in our previous microarray screening. METHODS: The hsa_circ_0003570 levels in HCC cell lines, HepG2, SMMC-7721, MHCC97L, MHCC97H, and HCCLM3, and human normal hepatic cell line L02 were detected by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481466/investigation-of-mthfr-gene-c677t-polymorphism-in-cardiac%C3%A2-syndrome-x-patients
#14
Cemre Kandaz, Burak Önal, Deniz Özen, Bülent Demir, A Gökhan Akkan, Sibel Özyazgan
BACKGROUND: Definition of Cardiac Syndrome X (CSX) refers to groups of patients with positive exercise stress test and normal epicardial coronary arteries on coronary angiography accompanied by chest pain. Although the etiology of CSX is not completely understood, there is a common consensus that its pathophysiology may be associated with endothelial dysfunction resulting in impaired coronary flow. Some polymorphisms observed on the MTHFR gene cause inactivation of the MTHFR enzyme, leading to hyperhomocysteinemia and homocysteinuria, which are prominent risk factors of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481430/decreased-frequency-of-circulating-th9-cells-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
#15
Meilan Cui, Ying Lv, Jianhua Lu, Wei Zhang, Yuanyuan Duan, Yan Huang, Lei Yang, Man Li, Wenxuan Liu, Dianwu Liu, Huimin Yan
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is one of the major infectious diseases in which CD4+ T helper (Th) cells play a crucial role. Th9 cells are a distinct subset of CD4+ Th cells with important physiological functions. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess the potential involvement of Th9 cells in the inadequate immune response leading to chronic HBV infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Peripheral blood samples were collected from 22 CHB patients and 16 healthy controls (HC)...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464393/association-of-the-rs1760944-polymorphism-in-the-apex1-base%C3%A2-excision-repair-gene-with-risk-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-a-population-from-an-endemic-area-in-south-china
#16
Zhifang Lu, Sisi Li, Sisi Ning, Mengwei Yao, Xunzhao Zhou, Yuan Wu, Changtao Zhong, Kui Yan, Zhengbo Wei, Ying Xie
BACKGROUND: Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APEX1) plays a central role in the repair of oxidative DNA lesions via base excision repair, and polymorphism in the APEX1 gene may affect susceptibility to carcinogenesis. METHODS: Here, we assessed possible relationships between single-nucleotide polymorphism at APEX1 rs1760944 and risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in 477 NPC patients and 558 healthy controls from Guangxi province, which is the second largest NPC endemic area in South China...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464297/correlations-of-aldh2-rs671-and-c12orf30-rs4767364-polymorphisms-with-increased-risk-and-prognosis-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-kazak-and-han-populations-in-xinjiang-province
#17
Pan Liu, Hua-Rong Zhao, Fang Li, Lei Zhang, Hua Zhang, Wen-Ran Wang, Rui Mao, Wei-Peng Su, Yang Zhang, Yong-Xing Bao
OBJECTIVE: Genetic polymorphisms in ALDH2 and C12orf30 genes have been reported to increase the risk of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). This study aims to investigate the relationship between ALDH2 rs671 and c12orf30 rs4767364 polymorphisms in the chromosome 12q24 gene, and risk and prognosis of individuals developing esophageal cancer (ESCC) in Xinjiang Kazak and Han populations. METHODS: The case group consisted of 127 ESCC patients. The control group comprised of 125 healthy individuals...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464263/urised-3-and-ux-2000-automated-urine-sediment-analyzers-vs-manual-microscopic-method-a-comparative-performance-analysis
#18
Sathima Laiwejpithaya, Preechaya Wongkrajang, Kanit Reesukumal, Chonticha Bucha, Suriya Meepanya, Chanutchaya Pattanavin, Varanya Khejonnit, Achara Chuntarut
BACKGROUND: Fully automated urine analyzers now play an important role in routine urinalysis in most laboratories. The recently introduced UriSed 3 has a new automated digital imaging urine sediment analyzer with a phase contrast feature. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of the UriSed 3 and UX-2000 automated urine sediment analyzers with each other and with the results of the manual microscopic method. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-seven (277) samples of leftover fresh urine from our hospital's central laboratory were evaluated by two automated urine sediment analyzers-UriSed 3 and UX-2000...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453874/association-of-r279q-and-c1562t-polymorphisms-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-gene-and-increased-risk-for-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-premature-coronary-artery-disease
#19
Mehrdad Sheikhvatan, Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Mehrdad Behmanesh, Shayan Ziaee
BACKGROUND: A number of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) gene polymorphisms has been identified which may be probably related to premature myocardial infarction (MI). OBJECTIVE: We assessed the relationship between the two polymorphisms of the MMP9 gene including R279Q and C1562T and occurrence of premature MI. METHODS: The study has two phases including a case-control study as the first phase and cohort study as the second phase. Initially, 1000 patients with premature coronary artery disease were classified into MI and non-MI groups...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449305/c-reactive-protein-variability-is-associated-with-vascular-access-outcome-in-hemodialysis-patients
#20
Wei-Hung Kuo, Yueh-Ting Lee, Hwee-Yeong Ng, Chun-Yeh Wang, Chien-Hsing Wu, Chien-Te Lee
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) vascular access failure is one of the most important causes of morbidity and contributes to the cost of dialysis care. There is paucity of data evaluating long-term monitoring of C-reactive protein (CRP) on outcome of HD vascular access. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study to investigate whether variability of serum CRP level was associated with vascular access failure rate over a 7-year period. A total of 318 HD patients were included...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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