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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819409/a-retrospective-discussion-of-the-prognostic-value-of-combining-prothrombin-time-pt-and-fibrinogen-fbg-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Xue-Ping Wang, Min-Jie Mao, Zhong-Lian He, Lin Zhang, Pei-Dong Chi, Jia-Rui Su, Shu-Qin Dai, Wan-Li Liu
Aims: The levels of coagulation system tests have been studied in various cancers. In this study, our aim is to evaluate the prognostic value of pretreatment plasma coagulation tests in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Patient and methods: A retrospective study was performed in 539 patients with HCC, and follow-up period was at least 60 months until recurrence or death. The prognostic significance of coagulation system tests (prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, thrombin time, fibrinogen) were determined by univariate and multivariate Cox hazard models...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819381/low-preoperative-albumin-to-globulin-ratio-predict-poor-survival-and-negatively-correlated-with-fibrinogen-in-resectable-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Xiao-Hui Li, Wen-Shen Gu, Xue-Ping Wang, Jian-Hua Lin, Xin Zheng, Lin Zhang, Ting Kang, Zhi-Xian Zhang, Wan-Li Liu
Background: Although various inflammation-based indexes in esophageal carcinoma have been documented, but the prognostic value of the albumin-to-globulin ratio(AGR) and its correlation with fibrinogen in resectable ESCC remain unknown. Methods: The levels of pre-treatment serum common acute phase proteins (including CRP, albumin and fribrinogen) were retrospectively analyzed in 447 patients with ESCC who underwent surgical resection at our department. The prognostic value was explored by univariate and multivariate cox hazard analysis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814247/fluid-and-medication-considerations-in-the-traumatized-patient
#3
Amita Misir
This article reviews fluid therapy and medications in pediatric trauma. For resuscitation in the setting of hemorrhagic shock, isotonic crystalloid solution is the first-line agent of choice. Colloid solutions offer no additional benefit, introduce possible increased risks and cost more than crystalloids. Blood products, starting with pRBCs, should be introduced after 20-40 ml/kg of crystalloid has been administered if there is ongoing need for volume replacement. The use of a massive transfusion protocol of 1:1:1 (if >30 kg) or 30:20:20 (if <30 kg) of pRBCs:FFP:platelets is suggested after an initial 30 ml/kg of pRBcs have been administered...
August 14, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811827/pharmacodynamics-and-medicinal-chemistry-of-an-external-chinese-herbal-formula-for-mammary-precancerous-lesions
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Ruixue Chen, Guijuan Zhang, Yi Ma, Fengjie Bie, Hongxia Fan, Min Ma
Ruyan Neixiao Cream (RYNXC) is a traditional Chinese herbal formula for treating mammary precancerous disease. This study was carried out to investigate in vivo anticancer effect of RYNXC and multiple constituents. 32 virginal Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into blank control group (BC), mammary precancer models group (MODEL), tamoxifen group (TAM), and Ruyan Neixiao Cream group (RYNXC). TAM was intervened by tamoxifen; RYNXC was intervened by Ruyan Neixiao Cream. The chromatographic separation was performed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804682/effects-of-intensive-pitavastatin-therapy-on-glucose-control-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Yan-Bo Wang, Xiang-Hua Fu, Xin-Shun Gu, Wei-Ze Fan, Yun-Fa Jiang, Guo-Zhen Hao, Qing Miao, Jie Cao, Bing Fu, Yi Li
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effects of intensive pitavastatin therapy on glucose control in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: Patients who had ACS with significant stenosis on initial coronary angiography and received successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China from August 2015 to January 2016 were enrolled in this study. The patients were randomized to receive pitavastatin (4 mg daily) or atorvastatin (20 mg daily)...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801734/fibrinogen-promotes-malignant-biological-tumor-behavior-involving-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-p-akt-p-mtor-pathway-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Fei Zhang, Yun Wang, Peng Sun, Zhi-Qiang Wang, De-Shen Wang, Dong-Sheng Zhang, Feng-Hua Wang, Jian-Hua Fu, Rui-Hua Xu, Yu-Hong Li
PURPOSE: Hyperfibrinogenemia is associated with unfavorable prognosis and advanced tumor behavior in various malignancies, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, its biological function in ESCC is unknown. The present study was designed to further validate the prognostic value of preoperative plasma hyperfibrinogenemia and evaluate the biological role of fibrinogen, as well as the underlying mechanism in ESCC. METHODS: Data from 452 cases with newly diagnosed ESCC followed by curative surgery between 2006 and 2010 were retrospectively evaluated...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801345/molecular-basis-for-increased-susceptibility-of-indigenous-north-americans-to-seropositive-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Stephen W Scally, Soi-Cheng Law, Yi Tian Ting, Jurgen van Heemst, Jeremy Sokolove, Aaron J Deutsch, E Bridie Clemens, Antonis K Moustakas, George K Papadopoulos, Diane van der Woude, Irene Smolik, Carol A Hitchon, David B Robinson, Elizabeth D Ferucci, Charles N Bernstein, Xiaobo Meng, Vidyanand Anaparti, Tom Huizinga, Katherine Kedzierska, Hugh H Reid, Soumya Raychaudhuri, René E Toes, Jamie Rossjohn, Hani El-Gabalawy, Ranjeny Thomas
OBJECTIVE: The pathogenetic mechanisms by which HLA-DRB1 alleles are associated with anticitrullinated peptide antibody (ACPA)-positive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are incompletely understood. RA high-risk HLA-DRB1 alleles are known to share a common motif, the 'shared susceptibility epitope (SE)'. Here, the electropositive P4 pocket of HLA-DRB1 accommodates self-peptide residues containing citrulline but not arginine. HLA-DRB1 His/Phe13β stratifies with ACPA-positive RA, while His13βSer polymorphisms stratify with ACPA-negative RA and RA protection...
August 11, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798782/evaluation-of-local-carotid-stiffness-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-stable-angina-pectoris
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Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Ayşe Nur Özcan, Hüseyin Ayhan, Serkan Sivri, Filiz Çelebi, Karabekir Ercan, Tahir Durmaz
INTRODUCTION: Arterial stiffness (AS) is a well-accepted and reliable predictor of atherosclerotic diseases. Inflammation plays an important role in the development of AS. AIM: To evaluate local carotid stiffness (CS) together with fibrinogen and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels in stable angina pectoris (SAP) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study consisted of 353 consecutive patients with SAP. All underwent coronary angiography (CAG) after the evaluation of local CS parameters and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) from both common carotid arteries by a real-time echo-tracking system...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794070/integrin-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-outside-in-signaling
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Tom N Durrant, Marion T van den Bosch, Ingeborg Hers
Integrin αIIbβ3 is a highly abundant heterodimeric platelet receptor that can transmit information bidirectionally across the plasma membrane, and plays a critical role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Upon platelet activation, inside-out signaling pathways increase the affinity of αIIbβ3 for fibrinogen and other ligands. Ligand binding and integrin clustering subsequently stimulate outside-in signaling, which initiates and amplifies a range of cellular events driving essential platelet processes such as spreading, thrombus consolidation and clot retraction...
August 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790844/plasma-fibrinogen-and-serum-albumin-levels-fa-score-act-as-a-promising-prognostic-indicator-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Pengxiang Chen, Cong Wang, Bo Cheng, Effat Un Nesa, Yuan Liu, Yibin Jia, Yan Qu, Ziying Jiang, Jie Han, Yufeng Cheng
BACKGROUND: Evidence implies that preoperative plasma fibrinogen and serum albumin are associated with cancer prognosis. We aimed to explore the prognostic values of the score based on plasma fibrinogen and serum albumin levels (FA score) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and to compare that with prognostic nutritional index (PNI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 182 patients pathologically diagnosed with NSCLC were included in this study. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and multivariate analysis were used in the prognostic analyses...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783084/enter-the-dragon-the-dynamic-and-multifunctional-evolution-of-anguimorpha-lizard-venoms
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Ivan Koludarov, Timothy Nw Jackson, Bianca Op den Brouw, James Dobson, Daniel Dashevsky, Kevin Arbuckle, Christofer J Clemente, Edward J Stockdale, Chip Cochran, Jordan Debono, Carson Stephens, Nadya Panagides, Bin Li, Mary-Louise Roy Manchadi, Aude Violette, Rudy Fourmy, Iwan Hendrikx, Amanda Nouwens, Judith Clements, Paolo Martelli, Hang Fai Kwok, Bryan G Fry
While snake venoms have been the subject of intense study, comparatively little work has been done on lizard venoms. In this study, we have examined the structural and functional diversification of anguimorph lizard venoms and associated toxins, and related these results to dentition and predatory ecology. Venom composition was shown to be highly variable across the 20 species of Heloderma, Lanthanotus, and Varanus included in our study. While kallikrein enzymes were ubiquitous, they were also a particularly multifunctional toxin type, with differential activities on enzyme substrates and also ability to degrade alpha or beta chains of fibrinogen that reflects structural variability...
August 6, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781892/inflammatory-markers-are-positively-associated-with-serum-trans-fatty-acids-in-an-adult-american-population
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Mohsen Mazidi, Hong-Kai Gao, Andre Pascal Kengne
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The relationship between serum trans-fatty acids (TFAs) and systemic inflammation markers is unclear. We investigated the association of serum TFAs with high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and fibrinogen in adult Americans. METHODS: The 1999 to 2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) participants with measured data on hs-CRP and fibrinogen were included. TFAs were measured via capillary gas chromatography and mass spectrometry using negative chemical ionization...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780457/adhesion-and-friction-forces-in-biofouling-attachments-to-nanotube-and-peg-patterned-tio2-surfaces
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Rong An, Yihui Dong, Jiahua Zhu, Chao Rao
The TiO2 nanotube pattern with features down to 20nm (TN20) is highly and efficiently resistant to fibrinogen and S. aureus attachment. The ability of TN20 to resist biofouling adsorption, is due to low biofouling-surface adhesion force that determines the initial biofouling attachment, as well as the low friction coefficient that enables a complete removal of biofouling from a low-adhesive 'repelling' TN20 substrate under fluid flow. By grafting PEG molecules onto TN20, a significantly higher S. aureus cells attachment was observed, because of the stronger adhesion forces originated from the deformation of the soft PEG coatings...
July 27, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772927/collagen-fibrinogen-lyophilised-scaffolds-for-soft-tissue-regeneration
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Jennifer Shepherd, Daniel Bax, Serena Best, Ruth Cameron
A significant body of research has considered collagen as a scaffold material for soft tissue regeneration. The main structural component of extra-cellular matrix (ECM), collagen's advantages over synthetic polymers are numerous. However, for applications where higher stiffness and stability are required, significant cross-linking may affect bioactivity. A carbodiimide (EDC) cross-linking route consumes carboxylate groups that are key to collagen's essential cell recognition motifs (GxOGER). Fibrinogen was considered as a promising additive as it plays a key role in the process of wound repair and contains RGD integrin binding sites which bind to a variety of cells, growth factors and cytokines...
May 23, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771557/low-moderate-urine-arsenic-and-biomarkers-of-thrombosis-and-inflammation-in-the-strong-heart-study
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Katherine A Moon, Ana Navas-Acien, Maria Grau-Pérez, Kevin A Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Eliseo Guallar, Jason G Umans, Lyle G Best, Jonathan D Newman
The underlying pathology of arsenic-related cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unknown. Few studies have evaluated pathways through thrombosis and inflammation for arsenic-related CVD, especially at low-moderate arsenic exposure levels (<100 μg/L in drinking water). We evaluated the association of chronic low-moderate arsenic exposure, measured as the sum of inorganic and methylated arsenic species in urine (ΣAs), with plasma biomarkers of thrombosis and inflammation in American Indian adults (45-74 years) in the Strong Heart Study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767444/thrombin-induced-platelet-fibrin-clot-strength-in-relation-to-platelet-volume-indices-and-inflammatory-markers-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#16
Hai-Chen Lv, Hong-Yi Wu, Jia-Sheng Yin, Jun-Bo Ge
Platelet aggregation and inflammation are both implicated in coronary artery disease (CAD). Thrombin induced platelet-fibrin clot strength (MAThrombin) measured by thrombelastography (TEG) has been proved to be a novel marker of platelet aggregation. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of MAThrombin to platelet volume indices (PVIs) or to inflammatory markers in different types of CAD. 206 patients with different types of CAD were enrolled. MAThrombin, PVIs, including mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and platelet-large cell ratio (P-LCR) as well as inflammatory markers, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and fibrinogen (Fbg) were measured...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762895/encapsulation-of-equine-ecfcs-in-highly-uniform-injectable-hydrogel-microspheres-for-local-cell-delivery
#17
Wen J Seeto, Yuan Tian, Randolph L Winter, Fred J Caldwell, Anne A Wooldridge, Elizabeth Ann Lipke
A common challenge in cell therapy is the inability to routinely maintain survival and localization of injected therapeutic cells. Delivering cells by direct injection increases the flexibility of clinical applications, but may cause low cell viability and retention rates due to the high shear force by the needle and mechanical wash out. In this study, we present a custom-built microfluidic device that is capable of rapidly encapsulating high concentrations (10 million cells per mL) of endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) in poly(ethylene glycol)-fibrinogen (PF) hydrogel microspheres; resulting cell-laden microspheres are highly uniform in shape and size...
August 1, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762059/moderate-alcohol-consumption-and-atherosclerosis-meta-analysis-of-effects-on-lipids-and-inflammation
#18
Yunying Huang, Yongmei Li, Sichao Zheng, Xin Yang, Tenghua Wang, Jie Zeng
OBJECTIVE: Alcohol consumption plays an important role in the risk of major cardiovascular diseases. We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize the association between moderate alcohol consumption and atherosclerosis. DESIGN: In this study four databases and reference lists of retrieved articles were searched to identify eligible studies. A meta-analysis was carried out of all interventional studies that assessed the effects of moderate alcohol consumption on concentrations of low density lipoprotein cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, apolipoprotein A I, interleukin 6, plasminogen activator inhibitor 1, fibrinogen, and other biomarkers previously found to be associated with risk of atherosclerosis...
July 31, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759304/systemic-inflammation-after-third-molar-removal-a-case-control-study
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F Graziani, F D'Aiuto, S Gennai, M Petrini, M Nisi, N Cirigliano, L Landini, R M Bruno, S Taddei, L Ghiadoni
Third molar extraction is one of the most frequent interventions in dentistry. Nevertheless, there is scarce evidence on the host response of individuals with impacted or semi-impacted third molars and the possible effects of surgical removal. A case-control study of 40 patients was designed to evaluate 1) the differences in biomarkers of systemic inflammation, vascular function, and metabolism (high-sensitive C-reactive protein, lipids, fibrinogen, oxidative stress, and endothelial function analysis) and 2) the acute and short-term effects of surgical removal in patients with bilateral impacted or semi-impacted third molars compared to controls with no third molars...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749394/serum-levels-of-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-as-a-new-inflammatory-marker-in-adolescent-obesity
#20
Ummugulsum Can, Muammer Buyukinan, Fatma Humeyra Yerlikaya
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Obesity is known for low-grade inflammatory state with enhanced production of inflammatory mediators in children and adolescents. Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) can be generated as a pro-inflammatory marker. This study was conducted to evaluate the role of suPAR, and its association with leptin, adiponectin, interleukin-6 (IL-6), high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and fibrinogen in adolescent obesity. METHODS: A total of 98 participants, 55 obese individuals and 43 healthy controls, aged between 10 and 17 yr, were included in the study...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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