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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916969/comparison-of-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-ca-19-9-in-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-head-masses-in-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Shanavas Kakkat, Ramesh Rajan, R S Sindhu, Bonny Natesh, S Raviram
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic head ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and inflammatory head masses (IHM) related to chronic pancreatitis are often difficult to differentiate. PDAC produces significant inflammatory response with resultant lymphopenia and thrombocytosis. The prognostic role of platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) as a tumor marker has been defined. We aimed to find the role of PLR as a diagnostic marker for PDAC in differentiating benign head mass comparing with carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9)...
September 16, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915691/preoperative-monocyte-lymphocyte-and-neutrophil-lymphocyte-but-not-platelet-lymphocyte-ratios-are-predictive-of-clinical-outcomes-in-resected-patients-with-non-metastatic-siewert-type-ii-iii-adenocarcinoma-of-esophagogastric-junction-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jia-Wei Zhang, Lei Huang, A-Man Xu
AIMS: To propectively reveal the clinicopathological and prognostic significances of monocyte-lymphocyte ratio (MLR), neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in resected patients with non-metastatic Siewert type II/III adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction (AEG). METHODS: A total of 611 patients diagnosed with Siewert type II/III AEG and undergoing surgery between 2006 and 2011 were prospectively followed-up until April 2016. Associations between preoperative peripheral MLR, NLR, and PLR and clinicopathological parameters were quantified using the multivariate Logistic regression model with adjustment...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912872/preclinical-trial-of-the-multi-targeted-lenvatinib-in-combination-with-cellular-immunotherapy-for-treatment-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Chengkuan Cai, Jingyuan Tang, Baixin Shen, Liucheng Ding, Yunpeng Shao, Zhengsen Chen, Yinchao Ma, Haoliang Xue, Zhongqing Wei
Lenvatinib is an oral, multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1-3, fibroblast growth factor receptors 1-4, platelet-derived growth factor receptor β, RET and KIT. Cellular immunotherapy has the potential to be a highly targeted treatment, with low toxicity to normal tissues and a high capacity to eradicate tumor tissue. The present study assessed the safety, maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and preliminary antitumor activity of lenvatinib and cellular immunotherapy in a murine model of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910561/assessment-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-dry-eye-disease
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Tuba Celik
PURPOSE: To evaluate the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) levels in patients with dry eye disease (DED). METHODS: The white blood cell, neutrophil, platelet, and lymphocyte counts were performed in 78 dry eye patients and 60 controls. The NLR was calculated by dividing neutrophil count by lymphocyte count and the PLR was calculated by dividing platelet count by lymphocyte count. RESULTS: The mean age was 53...
September 14, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903428/comparison-of-clinical-utilities-of-the-platelet-count-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-for-predicting-survival-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-a-single-institutional-study-and-literature-review
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Katsumi Kozasa, Seiji Mabuchi, Naoko Komura, Eriko Yokoi, Kuroda Hiromasa, Tomoyuki Sasano, Mahiru Kawano, Yuri Matsumoto, Eiji Kobayashi, Tadashi Kimura
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical utilities of the platelet count and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) for predicting survival in patients with cervical cancer. RESULTS: Multivariate analyses demonstrated that thrombocytosis and elevated PLR were found to be independent prognostic factors for progression-free survival (PFS, P = 0.0077, P = 0.044) and overall survival (OS, P = 0.025, P = 0.019) in separate Multivariate analyses. In the ROC analysis, the platelet count showed a significantly greater area under the ROC curve (AUC) value than that of PLR for predicting patient recurrence (0...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903023/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-biliary-tract-cancer-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lin-Hua Zhou, Xiao-Feng Luo
BACKGROUND: The platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has been found to predict clinical outcomes in multiple malignancies. The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic value of pretreatment PLR in biliary tract cancer (BTC). METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases to identify studies evaluating the prognostic significance of pretreatment PLR in BTC. The end points were overall survival (OS), recurrence-free survival (RFS). Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) or odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using fixed-effects/random-effects models...
September 10, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901423/a-multi%C3%A2-targeted-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-lenvatinib-for-the-treatment-of-mice-with-advanced-glioblastoma
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Jia Li, Chang-Lin Zou, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Lian-Jie Lv, Hai-Bo Qiao, Xiu-Ju Chen
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive primary brain tumor that originates from the glial cells in adults. Aberrant angiogenesis is essential for malignant glioblastoma tumorigenesis, development and metastasis. Lenvatinib is a multi‑targeted anticancer agent that targets of receptor tyrosine kinases including vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 and 2, fibroblast growth factor receptor 1, platelet‑derived growth factor receptor β and v‑kit Hardy‑Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene homolog...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900989/-clinicopathological-classification-and-prognostic-factors-of-gastrointestinal-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-an-analysis-of-119-cases
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Xinli Ma, Wenyi Zhao, Chun Zhuang, Xiaosong Wang, Lin Tu, Ming Wang, Yongwei Sun, Hui Cao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics, pathological classification and prognostic factors of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine neoplasms (GI-NENs). METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 119 GI-NENs patients at Shanghai Renji Hospital from November 2007 to December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. According to the classification and grading criteria of the WHO Neuroendocrine Tumor 2010 edition, patients were classified pathologically to realize the malignant degree of tumors...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899420/prognostic-value-of-systemic-immune-inflammation-index-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Kang Wang, Feiyu Diao, Zhijun Ye, Xinhua Zhang, Ertao Zhai, Hui Ren, Tong Li, Hui Wu, Yulong He, Shirong Cai, Jianhui Chen
BACKGROUND: Inflammation-based indexes have been used to predict survival and recurrence in cancer patients. Systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) was reported to be associated with prognosis in some malignant tumors. In the present study, we aimed to explore the association between SII and the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 444 gastric cancer patients who underwent gastrectomy at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University between January 1994 and December 2005...
September 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895855/hematopoietic-stem-cell-approaches-to-cancer
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REVIEW
Jennifer E Adair, Sara P Kubek, Hans-Peter Kiem
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are unique in their ability to self-renew and generate all blood lineages for the entire life. HSC modification affects red blood cells, platelets, lymphocytes, and myeloid cells. Chemotherapy can result in myelosuppression, limiting effective chemotherapy administration. For diseases like glioblastoma, high expression of methlylguanine methyltransferase can inactivate alkylating agent chemotherapy. Here we discuss how HSCs can be modified to overcome this resistance, permitting sensitization of tumors to chemotherapy while simultaneously protecting the hematopoietic system...
October 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894464/inflammatory-markers-as-prognostic-factors-of-survival-in-patients-affected-by-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-transarterial-chemoembolization
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A Rebonato, L Graziosi, D Maiettini, E Marino, V De Angelis, L Brunese, S Mosca, G Metro, M Rossi, G Orgera, M Scialpi, A Donini
INTRODUCTION: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a good choice for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment when surgery and liver transplantation are not feasible. Few studies reported the value of prognostic factors influencing survival after chemoembolization. In this study, we evaluated whether preoperative inflammatory factors such as neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and platelet to lymphocyte ratio affected our patient survival when affected by hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated a total of 72 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma that underwent TACE...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892906/changes-in-haematological-parameters-in-newborns-born-to-preeclamptic-mothers-a-case-control-study-in-a-rural-hospital
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Kalavakuru Mouna, Shilpa Manigatta Doddagowda, Krishnappa Junjegowda, Latha Krishnamurthy
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is a physiological phenomenon. However, some women develop problems during pregnancy period, which puts both the mother's and the foetus health at risk. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are the type of the maternal diseases that can cause the most detrimental effects to the mother and foetus. AIMS: To determine the haematological parameters in neonates born to preeclamptic mothers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a prospective case control study carried out on neonates born to preeclamptic mothers in our institute from March 2016 to November 2016...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890425/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-new-inflammatory-marker-for-the-diagnosis-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Erzat Toprak, Murat Bozkurt, Burcu Dinçgez Çakmak, Emel Ebru Özçimen, Musa Silahlı, Ayşe Ender Yumru, Eray Çalışkan
OBJECTIVE: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is closely related with maternal and fetal complications. Therefore, early diagnosis is extremely important to provide maternal and fetal well-being. Many inflammatory markers have been evaluated for their ability to diagnose membrane rupture at early stages. We aimed to investigate the relationship between the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and preterm premature membrane rupture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 121 pregnant women with PPROM and 96 age-matched pregnant women with spontaneous preterm labor who were admitted to our hospital between January 2014 and December 2015 were enrolled...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887717/prognostic-importance-of-temozolomide-induced-neutropenia-in-glioblastoma-idh-wildtype-patients
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Taiichi Saito, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Seiji Hama, Fumiyuki Yamasaki, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Takakazu Kawamata, Kaoru Kurisu
Standard treatment for patients with primary glioblastoma (GBM) includes surgery, radiotherapy, and concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ). Recent reports have demonstrated that TMZ-induced myelosuppression correlates with survival in patients with GBM. However, those results were evaluated before the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization classification. This study examined whether myelosuppression during concomitant TMZ phase correlates with prognosis in GBM, IDH-wildtype patients. We examined circulating blood cell counts in 50 patients with GBM, IDH-wildtype who received the standard treatment protocol between August 2005 and November 2015...
September 9, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886489/increased-plasma-scxcl16-levels-may-have-a-relationship-with-th1-th2-imbalance-in-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Yating Hao, Yang Li, Huiyuan Li, Mingen Lyu, Donglei Zhang, Rongfeng Fu, Yue Guan, Shixuan Wang, Boyang Sun, Xueqing Dou, Lei Zhang, Renchi Yang
Primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a disease of autoimmunity in which there are Th1/Th2 imbalance and disordered cytokine profiles. CXC chemokine ligand 16 (CXCL16) was proved to implicate in some autoimmune diseases. Our research aimed to determine plasma soluble CXCL16 (sCXCL16) levels and its effects in ITP. We used ELISA to measure plasma sCXCL16, IFN-γ and IL-4 and flow cytometry to determine expression of CXCR6 on lymphocyte subsets. We used real-time PCR to detect the CXCL16 and CXCR6 mRNA expression...
September 5, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886327/association-between-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-plr-and-overall-survival-os-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-a-meta-analysis
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D-H Hu, S-M Yu
Some studies investigated the association between platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and the survival of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the results remained inconclusive. Thus, we performed this meta-analysis. Published studies were searched in PubMed and EMBASE. The strength of association was assessed by calculating odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI). In total, 6 studies with 1446 HCC patients were included in this meta-analysis. HCC with higher PLR showed an increased death risk (OR = 1...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885341/differences-in-platelet-related-parameters-among-patients-with-audiographically-distinct-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-retrospective-study
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Yuanyuan Sun, Yang Guo, Hui Wang, Zhengnong Chen, Yaqin Wu, Haibo Shi, Yanmei Feng, Shankai Yin
We explored possible relationships between sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in patients differing in terms of audiographic data and the levels of vascular markers in routine blood data.We included 37 patients with low-frequency SSNHL (LF-SSNHL), 28 with high-frequency SSNHL (HF-SSNHL), 32 with all-frequency SSNHL (AF-SSNHL), 32 with total-deafness SSNHL (TD-SSNHL), and 31 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Peripheral venous blood samples were collected, and routine blood parameters including platelet and lymphocyte count, mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were measured...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884610/performance-of-current-thromboembolism-risk-assessment-tools-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-and-validity-after-first-treatment
#18
Harry E Fuentes, L H Paz, Y Wang, D M Oramas, C R Simons, A J Tafur
Patients with gastric cancer (GC) are at higher risk of thromboembolism when compared to other solid tumors. We aim to determine the predictive performance of current venous thromboembolism (VTE) predictive tools and their variability and validity after first treatment. Single institution cohort of GC-treated patients (2010*15). We abstracted predictive tools, validated for VTE prediction in patient with cancer; including the Khorana Score (KRS), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883472/the-relationship-between-hematological-indices-and-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-ards-a-meta-analysis
#19
Xuanyu Hao, Dongyang Li, Dan Wu, Ning Zhang
This meta-analysis was undertaken to investigate the relationship between hematological indices and autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs). PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searchedfor studies of ARDs and hematological indices. Standardized mean difference (SMD) was calculated with confidence interval (CI) of 95%. 18 studies were included in our meta-analysis. Compared to the healthy control group, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was increased in patients with ankylosing spongdylitis(AS), Behçet's disease(BD), andrheumatoid arthritis(RA)(SMD = 0...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882170/prognostic-value-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratios-among-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Chen-Fei Zheng, Wen-Yue Liu, Fang-Fang Zeng, Ming-Hua Zheng, Hong-Ying Shi, Ying Zhou, Jing-Ye Pan
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays an important role in the initiation and progression of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, evidence regarding the prognostic effect of the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), a novel systemic inflammation marker, among patients with AKI is scarce. In this study, we investigated the value of the PLR in predicting the outcomes of critically ill patients with AKI. METHODS: Patient data were extracted from the Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care Database III version 1...
September 8, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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