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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637046/the-preoperative-composite-physiologic-index-may-predict-mortality-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema
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Fumika Ueno, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Takayuki Shiina, Shiho Asaka, Kentaro Miura, Masanori Yasuo, Yosuke Wada, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether the preoperative pulmonary function parameters and prognostic indices that are indicative of nutritional and immunological status are associated with prognosis in lung cancer patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) who have undergone surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify prognostic determinants in these patients. METHODS: The medical records of all patients with lung cancer associated with CPFE who had undergone surgery at Shinshu University Hospital were retrospectively reviewed to obtain clinical data, including the results of preoperative pulmonary function tests and laboratory examinations, chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), and survival...
June 22, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636535/the-correlation-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-with-the-presence-and-activity-of-myasthenia-gravis
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De-Hao Yang, Mei-Zi Qian, Mao-Mao Wei, Jia Li, Meng-Meng Yu, Xue-Mian Lu, Hong Yang, Hai Lin, Xiang Li, Jun-Yan Zhu, Xu Zhang
Though the pathogenesis of myasthenia gravis (MG) is not fully understood, the role of inflammation has been well appreciated in the development of MG. We aimed to investigate the role of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in MG patients and the relationship between the NLR and the activity of the disease. A total number of 172 MG patients and 207 healthy controls (HC) were enrolled in this study. The MG patients were divided into tertiles according to NLR (low NLR < 1.58, n = 57; intermediate NLR 1.58-2...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635513/evaluation-of-platelet-indices-and-red-cell-distribution-width-as-new-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
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Noha Boshnak, Mohamed Boshnaq, Hatem Elgohary
BACKGROUND: Debate around the value of laboratory tests in establishing the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) still continues. This prospective study aimed to investigate the changes in mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and red cell distribution width (RDW) with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. METHOD: 200 patients who underwent emergency appendectomy were included. According to postoperative histology, patients were divided into three groups: acute non-complicated, acute complicated appendicitis (positive appendicectomy groups), and negative appendectomy group...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635304/the-relationship-between-the-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-in-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-femoropopliteal-chronic-total-occlusions
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Zhihui Chang, Jiahe Zheng, Zhaoyu Liu, Qiyong Guo
We investigated the relationship between the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and in-stent restenosis (ISR) in patients with femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions (CTOs). The study enrolled 180 patients who had undergone successful stenting treatment for femoropopliteal CTO. Patients with ISR were subsequently classified into 2 groups: early-ISR (within 1 year) and late-ISR (after 1 year). The clinical characteristics, angiographic data, and follow-up data were recorded. The baseline NLR was significantly higher in the early-ISR group than that in the non-ISR group [3...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634794/evaluation-in-situ-of-genotoxicity-and-stress-in-south-american-common-toad-rhinella-arenarum-in-environments-related-to-fluorite-mine
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Favio E Pollo, Pablo R Grenat, Zulma A Salinas, Manuel A Otero, Nancy E Salas, Adolfo L Martino
Little attention has been paid to the impact of wastewater generated by mining activities on fluoride. In this study, we evaluated the hematology responses of common South American toad Rhinella arenarum inhabiting natural and artificial environments associated with a fluorite mine from central Argentina. We analyzed three sampling stations associated with the fluorite mine: (I) Los Cerros Negros stream (CN), which runs on granitic rock with a high fluorite content; (II) Los Vallecitos stream (LV), which runs on metamorphic rock with low fluorite content; and (III) artificial decantation ponds (DP) containing sediments produced by fluorite flotation process...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634671/venous-thromboembolism-is-an-independent-predictor-of-mortality-among-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Harry E Fuentes, D M Oramas, L H Paz, Y Wang, X A Andrade, A J Tafur
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an independent predictor of death among patients with cancer. Patients with gastric cancer (GC) are at higher risk for VTE when compared to other solid tumors, and if one considers its prevalence, GC may be responsible for one of the highest incidences of cancer-associated thrombosis. The impact of VTE on mortality is not well defined among patients with GC. AIM: The aim of this study is to measure the impact of VTE as independent predictor of GC mortality...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631608/one-year-in-review-2017-pathogenesis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Francesca Angelotti, Alice Parma, Giacomo Cafaro, Riccardo Capecchi, Alessia Alunno, Ilaria Puxeddu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. It has been postulated that a high-risk genetic background, in combination with epigenetic marks and environmental exposures, leads to a cascade of events inducing synovitis and consequent destructive arthritis. The clinical picture of joint involvement in RA is the result of chronic inflammation of the synovium, characterised by interactions of resident cells such as fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) with cells of the innate (e...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630061/increased-resistance-to-intradermal-francisella-tularensis-lvs-infection-by-inactivation-of-the-sts-phosphatases
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Kaustubh Parashar, Erik Kopping, David Frank, Vinaya Sampath, David G Thanassi, Nick Carpino
The Suppressor of TCR signaling proteins (Sts-1 and Sts-2) are two homologous phosphatases that negatively regulate signaling pathways in a number of hematopoietic lineages, including T lymphocytes. Mice lacking Sts expression are characterized by enhanced T cell responses. Additionally, a recent study demonstrated that Sts-/- mice are profoundly resistant to systemic infection of Candida albicans, with resistance characterized by enhanced survival, more rapid fungal clearance in key peripheral organs, and an altered inflammatory response...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628216/a-fast-easy-and-customizable-eight-color-flow-cytometric-method-for-analysis-of-the-cellular-content-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-in-the-mouse
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François Daubeuf, Julien Becker, Juan Antonio Aguilar-Pimentel, Claudine Ebel, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Yann Hérault, Nelly Frossard
The cell composition of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL) is an important indicator of airway inflammation. It is commonly determined by cytocentrifuging leukocytes on slides, then staining, identifying, and counting them as eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, or lymphocytes according to morphological criteria under light microscopy, where it is not always easy to distinguish macrophages from lymphocytes. We describe here a one-step, easy-to-use, and easy-to-customize 8-color flow cytometric method for performing differential cell count and comparing it to morphological counts on stained cytospins...
June 19, 2017: Current Protocols in Mouse Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628214/unconventional-role-of-voltage-gated-proton-channels-vsop-hv1-in-regulation-of-microglial-ros-production
#10
Takafumi Kawai, Yoshifumi Okochi, Tomohiko Ozaki, Yoshio Imura, Schuichi Koizumi, Maya Yamazaki, Manabu Abe, Kenji Sakimura, Toshihide Yamashita, Yasushi Okamura
It has been established that voltage-gated proton channels (VSOP/Hv1), encoded by Hvcn1, support reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in phagocytic activities of neutrophils (El Chemaly et al. 2010) and antibody production in B lymphocytes (Capasso et al. 2010). VSOP/Hv1 is a potential therapeutic target for brain ischemia, since Hvcn1 deficiency reduces microglial ROS production and protects brain from neuronal damage (Wu et al. 2012). In the present study, we report that VSOP/Hv1 has paradoxical suppressive role in ROS production in microglia...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625236/-eosinophil-could-predict-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-bloodstream-infection-a-retrospective-analysis-of-305-cases
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Duan Guo, Chao Jia, Hang Su
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of peripheral blood for the prognosis of patients with bloodstream infection. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with bloodstream infection was conducted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Mianyang Central Hospital of Sichuan from January 2012 to October 2016. According to the 28-day survival, the patients were divided into survival group and death group. The white blood cell (WBC), neutrophils count (NEU), lymphocyte count (LYM), neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), monocyte count (MO), eosinophil count (EO), basophil count (BA), hemoglobin (Hb), platelet count (PLT) and procalcitonin (PCT) in peripheral blood were recorded when patients were diagnosed with blood infection...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624841/the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-marker-of-recovery-status-in-patients-with-severe-dental-infection
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F Dogruel, Z-B Gonen, D Gunay-Canpolat, G Zararsiz, A Alkan
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess the value of pretreatment neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) ratio and mean platelet volume (MPV) and the correlation between these markers with progression in patients with severe odontogenic infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cohort of 100 patients with severe odontogenic infection were divided into 2 groups according to their length of hospital stay. The N/L ratio and MPV was measured in all patients. The correlation in all patients between preoperative fever, preoperative antibiotic doses, postoperative antibiotic doses, total antibiotic doses and hospital stay with N/L ratio and MPV were analyzed...
June 18, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623016/the-relationship-between-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-fragmented-qrs-in-acute-stemi-patients-treated-with-primary-pci
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Zulkif Tanriverdi, Tugce Colluoglu, Huseyin Dursun, Dayimi Kaya
BACKGROUND: No study so far investigated fragmented QRS (fQRS) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) together in ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between NLR and fQRS, and determine the prognostic significance of the combined use of these two parameters in STEMI. METHODS: We included 368 patients with first acute STEMI who successfully revascularized with primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621246/association-between-admission-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Shaghayegh Rahimirad, Mohammad Reza Ghaffary, Mohammad Hossein Rahimirad, Farid Rashidi
Introduction: The prognostic significance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (d-NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) have been shown in many diseases. To the best of our knowledge, there is no published report evaluation of those parameters in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). The aims of this study are to evaluate the parameters in predicting in-hospital mortality in patients with AECOPD...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619133/equine-herpesvirus-type-1-induces-both-neurological-and-respiratory-disease-in-syrian-hamsters
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Leonardo Pereira Mesquita, Andressa Ferrari Arévalo, Dennis A Zanatto, Samantha Ive Miyashiro, Elenice Maria Sequetin Cunha, Maria do Carmo Custódio de Souza, Eliana Monteforte Cassaro Villalobos, Cláudia Madalena Cabrera Mori, Paulo César Maiorka, Enio Mori
The equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) is an important cause of myeloencephalopathy and respiratory disease in horses. Animal models for EHV-1 infection have been specially developed using mice and Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). However, few studies have attempted to evaluate the pathogenesis of EHV-1 infection in the central nervous system (CNS) and respiratory system of hamsters. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the pathogenesis of four Brazilian EHV-1 strains within the CNS and lungs of Syrian hamsters...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618975/a-black-cohosh-extract-causes-hematologic-and-biochemical-changes-consistent-with-a-functional-cobalamin-deficiency-in-female-b6c3f1-n-mice
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Michelle C Cora, William Gwinn, Ralph Wilson, Debra King, Suramya Waidyanatha, Grace E Kissling, Sukhdev S Brar, Dorian Olivera, Chad Blystone, Greg Travlos
Black cohosh rhizome, available as a dietary supplement, is most commonly marketed as a remedy for dysmenorrhea and menopausal symptoms. A previous subchronic toxicity study of black cohosh dried ethanolic extract (BCE) in female mice revealed a dose-dependent ineffective erythropoiesis with a macrocytosis consistent with the condition known as megaloblastic anemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential mechanisms by which BCE induces these particular hematological changes. B6C3F1/N female mice (32/group) were exposed by gavage to vehicle or 1,000 mg/kg BCE for 92 days...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618960/role-of-patient-tumor-and-systemic-inflammatory-response-related-factors-in-predicting-survival-of-patients-with-node-negative-gastric-cancer
#17
Jinglei Qu, Xiujuan Qu, Zhi Li, Jingdong Zhang, Yuee Teng, Bo Jin, Mingfang Zhao, Ping Yu, Zhenning Wang, Yunpeng Liu
It is currently unclear as to which patients with node-negative gastric cancer can benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. This study aimed to develop a prognostic model based on patient-, tumor-, and host-related factors to stratify high-risk patients eligible for adjuvant therapy. Correlations of clinicopathological and hematological features with overall survival were analyzed using a Cox model. A score to identify risk classes was derived from hazard ratios in multivariate analysis. In all, 436 patients with node-negative gastric cancer (stage pT1-4aN0M0) were analyzed in this study...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618954/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-advanced-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-receiving-first-line-pemetrexed-platinum-doublet
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Yanjuan Xiong, Ning Zhao, Yu Zheng, Jian Wang, Feng Wei, Xiubao Ren
Inflammation is a new hallmark feature of cancer initiation and progression. We aimed to investigate the association between inflammatory response biomarkers and progression-free survival and overall survival in advanced lung adenocarcinoma patients treated with first-line pemetrexed and platinum doublet chemotherapy. Patients hospitalized between April 2012 and March 2015 were enrolled and eliminated according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio, derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio were calculated...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618180/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-a-dosimetric-factor-for-predicting-symptomatic-radiation-pneumonitis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
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Yun Hee Lee, Hoon-Sik Choi, Hojin Jeong, Ki Mun Kang, Jin Ho Song, Won Sup Lee, Gyeong-Won Lee, Haa-Na Song, Hoon-Gu Kim, Myoung Hee Kang, Dong Yoon Rhee, Bae Kwon Jeong
OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors that predict the progression of radiological radiation pneumonitis (RP) to symptomatic RP, and to evaluate the usefulness of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as a marker of RP severity and prognosis in stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 61 patients treated between January 2010 and December 2015...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616390/encephalomyocarditis-virus-in-a-captive-malayan-tapir-tapirus-indicus
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Francis Vercammen, Leslie Bosseler, Marylène Tignon, Ann Brigitte Cay
A 5-month-old female captive Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) died suddenly without preceding symptoms. Gross necropsy revealed numerous white circular and linear foci in the myocard. Differential diagnosis all turned out negative, except for encephalomyocarditis virus. Histopathology revealed mineralisation of myocardial cells and interstitial infiltration of lymphocytes, plasma cells and less neutrophils. Encephalomyocarditis virus was detected by PCR. Although encephalomyocarditis virus occurs in many mammals, this is the first published description of this virus in a Malayan tapir...
2017: Open veterinary journal
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