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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213568/estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-albuminuria-are-associated-with-biomarkers-of-cardiac-injury-in-a-population-based-cohort-study-the-maastricht-study
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Remy J H Martens, Dorien M Kimenai, Jeroen P Kooman, Coen D A Stehouwer, Frans E S Tan, Otto Bekers, Pieter C Dagnelie, Carla J H van der Kallen, Abraham A Kroon, Karel M L Leunissen, Frank M van der Sande, Nicolaas C Schaper, Simone J S Sep, Miranda T Schram, Jeroen D van Suijlen, Marja P van Dieijen-Visser, Steven J R Meex, Ronald M A Henry
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease mortality risk. It is, however, less clear at what point in the course from normal kidney function to CKD the association with cardiovascular disease appears. Studying the associations of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and albuminuria with biomarkers of (subclinical) cardiac injury in a population without substantial CKD may clarify this issue. METHODS: We examined the cross-sectional associations of eGFR and urinary albumin excretion (UAE) with high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) T, hs-cTnI, and N-terminal probrain natriuretic-peptide (NT-proBNP) in 3103 individuals from a population-based diabetes-enriched cohort study...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209628/cystatin-c-incremental-improvement-in-measurement-and-understanding-of-results
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EDITORIAL
Gunnar Nordin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209627/characterization-of-a-blood-spot-creatine-kinase-skeletal-muscle-isoform-immunoassay-for-high-throughput-newborn-screening-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Stuart J Moat, Teemu Korpimäki, Petra Furu, Harri Hakala, Hanna Polari, Liisa Meriö, Pauliina Mäkinen, Ian Weeks
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive, lethal X-linked neuromuscular disorder with an average worldwide incidence of 1:5000. Blood spot creatine kinase (CK) enzyme assays previously used in newborn screening programs for DMD are nonspecific because measured CK enzyme activity is attributable to 3 isoenzyme forms of CK (CK-MM, CK-MB, and CK-BB) and it is the CK-MM isoform that is found predominantly in skeletal muscle. CK-MM is increased in boys with DMD owing to muscle damage...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209626/predicting-asthma-exacerbations-from-a-drop-of-blood
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EDITORIAL
Christina Ellervik, Samia Mora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209625/association-of-blood-eosinophil-and-blood-neutrophil-counts-with-asthma-exacerbations-in-the-copenhagen-general-population-study
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Signe Vedel-Krogh, Sune Fallgaard Nielsen, Peter Lange, J Rgen Vestbo, B Rge Gr Nne Nordestgaard
BACKGROUND: Blood eosinophil count is a marker of eosinophilic airway inflammation and disease severity in asthma. However, blood neutrophil count might also be associated with disease severity. We tested the hypothesis that high blood eosinophil and neutrophil counts are both associated with the risk of asthma exacerbations among individuals with asthma from the general population. METHODS: From the Copenhagen General Population Study with 81351 participants, we included 4838 with self-reported asthma...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196921/noninvasive-prenatal-screening-of-fetal-aneuploidy-without-massively-parallel-sequencing
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Chenming Xu, Ting Wang, Chao Liu, Hong Li, Xiaoyan Chen, Huanhuan Zhu, Songchang Chen, Qiuhong Xin, Jing Tao, Liming Huang, Zhengwen Jiang
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) using plasma cell-free DNA has gained tremendous popularity in the clinical assessment of fetal aneuploidy. Most, if not all, of these tests rely on complex and expensive massively parallel sequencing (MPS) techniques, hindering the use of NIPS as a common screening procedure. METHODS: We have developed and optimized an MPS-independent noninvasive genetic test that can rapidly detect fetal aneuploidy at considerably lower costs...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196920/liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-assay-of-leukocyte-acid-%C3%AE-glucosidase-for-post-newborn-screening-evaluation-of-pompe-disease
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Na Lin, Jingyu Huang, Sara Violante, Joseph J Orsini, Michele Caggana, Erin E Hughes, Colleen Stevens, Lisa DiAntonio, Hsuan Chieh Liao, Xinying Hong, Farideh Ghomashchi, Arun Babu Kumar, Hui Zhou, Ruth Kornreich, Melissa Wasserstein, Michael H Gelb, Chunli Yu
BACKGROUND: Pompe disease (PD) is the first lysosomal storage disorder to be added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel for newborn screening. This condition has a broad phenotypic spectrum, ranging from an infantile form (IOPD), with severe morbidity and mortality in infancy, to a late-onset form (LOPD) with variable onset and progressive weakness and respiratory failure. Because the prognosis and treatment options are different for IOPD and LOPD, it is important to accurately determine an individual's phenotype...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196919/estimates-of-within-subject-biological-variation-of-protein-c-antithrombin-protein-s-free-protein-s-activity-and-activated-protein-c-resistance-in-pregnant-women
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Ann H Kristoffersen, Per H Petersen, Thomas R Raas, Sverre Sandberg
BACKGROUND: In pregnancy, interpretation of results from coagulation parameters can be difficult because of the procoagulant physiological changes. The aim of this study was to describe the course of 5 coagulation parameters (thrombophilia markers) in healthy pregnancies, and to estimate and compare the within-subject biological variation (CVI) of these parameters in healthy pregnant and nonpregnant women. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained every 4th week during pregnancy and 3 samples after delivery in 20 healthy women and every 4th week during 40 weeks in 19 healthy nonpregnant women...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188235/cannabis-edibles-blood-and-oral-fluid-cannabinoid-pharmacokinetics-and-evaluation-of-oral-fluid-screening-devices-for-predicting-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-in-blood-and-oral-fluid-following-cannabis-brownie-administration
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Matthew N Newmeyer, Madeleine J Swortwood, Maria Andersson, Osama A Abulseoud, Karl B Scheidweiler, Marilyn A Huestis
BACKGROUND: Roadside oral fluid (OF) Δ(9)-tetrahydro-cannabinol (THC) detection indicates recent cannabis intake. OF and blood THC pharmacokinetic data are limited and there are no on-site OF screening performance evaluations after controlled edible cannabis. CONTENT: We reviewed OF and blood cannabinoid pharmacokinetics and performance evaluations of the Draeger DrugTest®5000 (DT5000) and Alere™ DDS®2 (DDS2) on-site OF screening devices. We also present data from a controlled oral cannabis administration session...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188234/are-thc-levels-in-oral-fluids-and-blood-plasma-comparable-after-oral-ingestion-of-edibles-containing-cannabis-or-thc
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EDITORIAL
Bertha K Madras
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188233/multicenter-evaluation-of-cystatin-c-measurement-after-assay-standardization
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Anne-Sophie Bargnoux, Laurence Piéroni, Jean-Paul Cristol, Nils Kuster, Pierre Delanaye, Marie-Christine Carlier, Soraya Fellahi, Anne Boutten, Christine Lombard, Ana González-Antuña, Vincent Delatour, Etienne Cavalier
BACKGROUND: Since 2010, a certified reference material ERM-DA471/IFCC has been available for cystatin C (CysC). This study aimed to assess the sources of uncertainty in results for clinical samples measured using standardized assays. METHODS: This evaluation was performed in 2015 and involved 7 clinical laboratories located in France and Belgium. CysC was measured in a panel of 4 serum pools using 8 automated assays and a candidate isotope dilution mass spectrometry reference measurement procedure...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188232/closed-tube-pcr-with-nested-serial-invasion-probe-visualization-using-gold-nanoparticles
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Jianping Wang, Bingjie Zou, Yinjiao Ma, Xueping Ma, Nan Sheng, Jianzhong Rui, Yang Shao, Guohua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Detecting DNA biomarkers related to personalized medicine could improve the outcome of drug therapy. However, personalized medicine in a resource-restrained hospital is very difficult because DNA biomarker detection should be performed by well-trained staff and requires expensive laboratory facilities. METHODS: We developed a gold nanoparticle-based "Tube-Lab" to enable DNA analysis in a closed tube. Gold nanoparticle-modified probes (GNPs) were used to construct an inexpensive and simple DNA sensor for signal readout...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188231/diurnal-and-long-term-variation-in-plasma-concentrations-and-renal-clearances-of-circulating-markers-of-kidney-proximal-tubular-secretion
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Matthew B Rivara, Leila R Zelnick, Andrew N Hoofnagle, Rick Newitt, Russell P Tracy, Mario Kratz, David S Weigle, Bryan R Kestenbaum
BACKGROUND: The renal proximal tubule is essential for removing organic solutes and exogenous medications from the circulation. We evaluated diurnal, prandial, and long-term biological variation of 4 candidate endogenous markers of proximal tubular secretion. METHODS: We used LC-MS to measure plasma and urine concentrations of hippurate (HA), cinnamoylglycine (CMG), indoxyl sulfate (IS), and p-cresol sulfate (PCS) in 25 healthy adults. We measured plasma concentrations of secreted solutes at 13 time points over a 24-h period, and again after 2 weeks and 14 weeks of follow-up...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188230/use-of-multiparameter-tests-for-identifying-women-with-early-breast-cancer-who-do-not-need-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Michael J Duffy, Enda McDermott, John Crown
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188229/the-human-long-interspersed-element-1-retrotransposon-an-emerging-biomarker-of-neoplasia
#15
REVIEW
Daniel Ardeljan, Martin S Taylor, David T Ting, Kathleen H Burns
BACKGROUND: A large portion of intronic and intergenic space in our genome consists of repeated sequences. One of the most prevalent is the long interspersed element-1 (LINE-1, L1) mobile DNA. LINE-1 is rightly receiving increasing interest as a cancer biomarker. CONTENT: Intact LINE-1 elements are self-propagating. They code for RNA and proteins that function to make more copies of the genomic element. Our current understanding is that this process is repressed in most normal cells, but that LINE-1 expression is a hallmark of many types of malignancy...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183728/prognostic-role-of-molecular-forms-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-acute-heart-failure
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Toru Suzuki, M Zubair Israr, Liam M Heaney, Minoru Takaoka, Iain B Squire, Leong L Ng
BACKGROUND: B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) molecular forms 5-32, 4-32, and 3-32 are known to be present in the circulation of heart failure (HF) patients. This study investigated the prognostic role of circulating BNP molecular forms on risk prediction for patients with acute HF. METHODS: BNP molecular forms were measured in plasma using an immunocapture TOF-mass spectrometry (MS) method. Associations of molecular BNP forms with adverse outcome of all-cause mortality (death) and a composite of all-cause mortality and rehospitalization due to HF (death/HF) at 6 months and 1 year were investigated...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174174/discordance-between-circulating-atherogenic-cholesterol-mass-and-lipoprotein-particle-concentration-in-relation-to-future-coronary-events-in-women
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Patrick R Lawler, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Paul M Ridker, Allan D Sniderman, Julie E Buring, Robert J Glynn, Daniel I Chasman, Samia Mora
BACKGROUND: It is uncertain whether measurement of circulating total atherogenic lipoprotein particle cholesterol mass (non-HDL cholesterol [nonHDLc]) or particle concentration (apolipoprotein B[apo B] and LDL particle concentration [LDLp]) more accurately reflects risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD). We evaluated CHD risk among women in whom these markers where discordant. METHODS: Among 27533 initially healthy women in the Women's Health Study (NCT00000479), using residuals from linear regression models, we compared risk among women with higher or lower observed particle concentration relative to nonHDLc (highest and lowest residual quartiles, respectively) to individuals with agreement between markers (middle quartiles) using Cox proportional hazards models...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159801/democratizing-the-real-time-pcr
#18
Carl T Wittwer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115392/are-we-there-yet-laboratory-preparedness-for-emerging-infectious-diseases
#19
Carey-Ann D Burnham, Jennie H Kwon, Eileen M Burd, Sheldon Campbell, Peter C Iwen, Melissa B Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100495/probe-free-digital-pcr-quantitative-methodology-to-measure-donor-specific-cell-free-dna-after-solid-organ-transplantation
#20
Su Kah Goh, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Christopher Christophi, Hongdo Do, Alexander Dobrovic
BACKGROUND: Donor-specific cell-free DNA (dscfDNA) is increasingly being considered as a noninvasive biomarker to monitor graft health and diagnose graft rejection after solid-organ transplantation. However, current approaches used to measure dscfDNA can be costly and/or laborious. A probe-free droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) methodology using small deletion/insertion polymorphisms (DIPs) was developed to circumvent these limitations without compromising the quantification of dscfDNA. This method was called PHABRE-PCR (Primer to Hybridize across an Allelic BREakpoint-PCR)...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
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