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Oyetunde Kazeem Ekeolu, Olamide Elizabeth Adebiyi
BACKGROUND: Hematological parameters are vital diagnostic tools for understanding health dynamics of humans and animals. Franquet's fruit bat (Epomops franqueti) is host to several parasites such as protozoa, bacteria, viruses and mites. Yet, studies exploring the values of its blood components with interest for research or food purposes are scarce. Thus, this study was carried out to investigate the hematological values of the adult E. franqueti. METHODS: Seventeen (nine female and eight male) apparently healthy adult E...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Umut Gazi, Djursun Karasartova, Ibrahim Tayfun Sahiner, Ayse Semra Gureser, Ozgur Tosun, Mehmet Kursat Derici, Mete Dolapci, Aysegul Taylan Ozkan
AIM: Splenectomised patients are associated with lifelong risk of fatal overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI), which is mostly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Today OPSI cases can still be reported even in patients with appropriate vaccination. In our study, the levels of vaccine-specific memory B- and T cells were compared between control and splenectomised patients to enlighten the underlying reason. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five healthy and 14 post-traumatic splenectomised individuals were vaccinated with 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) followed by 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV-23)...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Lingchen Kong, Jianzhong Li, Peng Wu, Jianhua Xu, Honglei Li, Haifei Long, Pan Liu, Fangfang Wei, Wenhong Peng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the curative effect of lateral position ventilation combined with vibration sputum drainage on the patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. The patients with ARDS undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Linyi Central Hospital from January 2013 to June 2017 were enrolled, and they were divided into simple ventilation group and combined treatment group according to random number table...
March 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Zühre Uz, Thomas M van Gulik, Mehtap Derya Aydemirli, Philippe Guerci, Yasin Ince, Diede V Cuppen, Bulent Ergin, Ugur Aksu, Bas A de Mol, Can Ince
Leukocyte recruitment and adhesion to the endothelium are hallmarks of systemic inflammation that manifest in a wide range of diseases. At present, no method is available to directly measure leukocyte kinetics at the bedside. In this study, we validate a new method to identify and quantify microcirculatory leukocytes observed by handheld vital microscopy (HVM) using space-time diagram (STD) analysis. Video clips (N=59) containing one capillary-post capillary venule (C-PCV) unit where leukocytes could be observed emanating from a capillary into a venule in cardiac surgery patients (N=20) were included...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
Vahid Vosooghi-Postindoz, Abdol Mansour Tahmasbi, Abbas Ali Naserian, Reza Valizadeh, Seyed Hadi Ebrahimi
Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of intermittent watering on Baluchi lambs, regarding their performance, blood metabolites, and nutrient digestibility. Methods: Twenty male Baluchi lambs, 120 ± 5 days of age and 29 ±2.2 kg body weight were randomly assigned to four watering treatments: (T1) free access to water during the day, (T2) watered ad libitum twice a day, (T3) watered ad libitum once a day, (T4) watered ad libitum once every two days...
March 2, 2018: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
G Jutras, K Bélanger, N Letarte, J-P Adam, D Roberge, B Lemieux, É Lemieux-Blanchard, L Masucci, C Ménard, J P Bahary, R Moumdjian, F Berthelet, M Florescu
Background: Procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine (pcv) significantly improve survival outcomes in lgg (low-grade gliomas). Administration of pcv to lgg patients increased tremendously over the past years as it went from 2 patients per year between 2005 and 2012 to 23 patients in 2015 only in our centre. However, serious hematological and non-hematological adverse events may occur. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of pcv and its clinical relevance in our practice...
February 2018: Current Oncology
Knut Eirik Eliassen, Harald Reiso, Dag Berild, Morten Lindbæk
OBJECTIVES: Comparison of the three most commonly used antibiotics for erythema migrans (EM) in Norwegian primary care. METHODS: A randomised, parallel, controlled trial. Treatments were open to the patients, but blinded for the GPs and investigators. Patients aged ≥18 years, clinically diagnosed with EM were eligible for inclusion. Block randomisation was processed in blocks of six. Patients were assigned to receive one of three antibiotic treatments for 14 days: phenoxymethylpenicillin (PCV), amoxicillin, or doxycycline...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Bao-Juan Zhang, Hai-Tao Tian, Hai-Ou Li, Jian Meng
The objective of the present study was to explore the effects of different one-lung ventilation (OLV) modes on lung function in elderly patients undergoing esophageal cancer surgery. A total of 180 consecutive elderly patients (ASA Grades I-II, with OLV indications) undergoing elective surgery were recruited in the study. Patients were randomly divided into 4 groups (n = 45). In Group A, patients received low tidal volume (VT < 8 mL/kg) + pressure controlled ventilation (PCV), low tidal volume (VT < 8 mL/kg) + volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) in Group B, high tidal volume (VT ≥ 8 mL/kg) + PCV in Group C and high tidal volume (VT ≥ 8 mL/kg) + VCV in Group D...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Saurav Kumar, R P Raman, K Pani Prasad, P P Srivastava, Sanath Kumar, K V Rajendran
Monogenea (gill parasite) is a major problem in aquaculture that reduces the growth of cultured fish and adversely affects the economy. The present study was performed to evaluate the impact of various degrees of Thaparocleidus sp. (dactylogyrids, monogenean) infestation on haematological and serum biochemical parameters of Pangasianodon hypophthalmus. A standard cohabitation study, following complete randomized design in triplicate, was conducted to obtain low, moderate and high degrees of infestation in P...
March 1, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
Erdem Eriş, İrfan Perente, Esra Vural, Dilek Yaşa, Abdullah Ozkaya
Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is seen with polypoidal lesions and branching vascular networks (BVNs) (Spaide et al. in Retina 15(2):100-110, 1995; Yannuzzi et al. in Retina 10(1):1-8, 1990). There are reports about laser photocoagulation for PCV (Yuzawa et al. in Japan J Ophthalmol 47(4):379-384, 2003; Lee et al. in Eye 23(1):145-148, 2009); however, all these reports are about final vision and frequent relapses. Therefore, this treatment merits rigorous scrutiny using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA)...
March 2, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Yuting Peng, Xiongze Zhang, Miaoling Li, Bing Liu, Lan Mi, Chengguo Zuo, Feng Wen
Introduction: To evaluate the functional and morphological outcomes of intravitreal conbercept monotherapy in patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Materials and methods: In this retrospective, observational case series study, we reviewed medical records of 48 eyes (48 patients) with naive PCV that were treated with a series of 3 monthly intravitreal injections of 0.5 mg of conbercept followed by as-needed injections (3+pro re nata). All patients completed at least 6 months of monthly follow-up...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Lingling Zhang, Xiaoyan Wu, Jianli Shi, Zhe Peng, Shuxuan Zheng, Shengnan Xu, Hong Han, Changxun Xin, Yuwei Liu, Mei Gao, Jiang Yu, Wenbo Sun, Xiaoyan Cong, Jun Li, Shaojian Xu, Jinbao Wang
Porcine circovirus (PCV) has two potential open reading frames, ORF1 and ORF2. ORF1 is predicted to encode a replication-associated protein (Rep) essential for replication of viral DNA. In some studies, PCV1 replicated more efficiently in PK-15 cells than PCV2 was elucidated. PCV1 compared with PCV2; there is some amino acids' deficiency on Rep protein. To identify whether the above amino acids deletion affects the replication of PCV1 and PCV2, we constructed three double copy clones by overlap extension PCR...
February 26, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
Kalyan De, Davendra Kumar, Anoop Kumar Singh, Artabandhu Sahoo, Syed Mohammed Khursheed Naqvi
Microclimatic factors are of crucial aspect for the welfare of animals. Therefore, a study was conducted to assess the effect of altered ambient temperature through shelter modifications on physiological indicators of Malpura lambs reared in the semi-arid region during winter. Twenty-one Malpura lambs of 3-5 week age and average body weight 9.97 ± 0.51 kg were used in the present study. The lambs were divided into three groups (eg. G1, G2, and G3) and were kept in the different microenvironment by manipulation of shelter design...
February 2018: Journal of Thermal Biology
X H Gao, P J Li, W Cao
Objective: To investigate the prognostic significance of central venous-arterial carbon dioxide tension to arterial-venous oxygen content ratio (Pcv-aCO(2)/Ca-cvO(2)) combined with lactate clearance rate (LCR) as early resuscitation goals of septic shock. Methods: One hundred and forty-five septic shock patients admitted to Second Department of Critical Care Medicine of Lanzhou University Second Hospital from March 2013 to May 2017 were enrolled in this study.All septic shock patients received an initial resuscitation therapy according to early goal-directed therapy...
February 13, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Thanthima Suwanthawornkul, Naiyana Praditsitthikorn, Wantanee Kulpeng, Manuel Alexander Haasis, Anna Melissa Guerrero, Yot Teerawattananon
Background: Many economic evaluations ignore economies of scale in their cost estimation, which means that cost parameters are assumed to have a linear relationship with the level of production. Economies of scale is the situation when the average total cost of producing a product decreases with increasing volume caused by reducing the variable costs due to more efficient operation. This study investigates the significance of applying the economies of scale concept: the saving in costs gained by an increased level of production in economic evaluation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations...
2018: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
Mirko Mihalj, Dajana Vladić, Zoran Karlović, Željka Zadro, Višnja Majerić Kogler
Many papers have been published investigating the effects of intraoperative mechanical ventilation on the incidence of intra- and postoperative respiratory complications. The potential advantages of protective pressure over volume-controlled ventilation mode during laparoscopic surgery have yet to be proven. This study included 60 patients aged between 18 and 70 with ASA score 1-3, body mass index (BMI) ≤35 kg/m2, and without prior history of chronic respiratory diseases, who were scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia...
September 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Nicole I Stacy, Karen A Bjorndal, Justin R Perrault, Helen R Martins, Alan B Bolten
Blood analyte reference intervals are scarce for immature life stages of the loggerhead sea turtle ( Caretta caretta ). The objectives of this study were to (1) document reference intervals of packed cell volume (PCV) and 20 plasma chemistry analytes from wild oceanic-juvenile stage loggerhead turtles from Azorean waters, (2) investigate correlations with body size (minimum straight carapace length: SCLmin ) and (3) compare plasma chemistry data to those from older, larger neritic juveniles (<80 cm SCLmin ) and adult loggerheads (≥80 cm SCLmin ) that have recruited to the West Atlantic in waters around Cape Canaveral, Florida...
2018: Conservation Physiology
Gregory A Lewbart, John A Griffioen, Alison Savo, Juan Pablo Muñoz-Pérez, Carlos Ortega, Andrea Loyola, Sarah Roberts, George Schaaf, David Steinberg, Steven B Osegueda, Michael G Levy, Diego Páez-Rosas
As part of a planned introduction of captive Galapagos tortoises ( Chelonoidis chathamensis ) to the San Cristóbal highland farms, our veterinary team performed thorough physical examinations and health assessments of 32 tortoises. Blood samples were collected for packed cell volume (PCV), total solids (TS), white blood cell count (WBC) differential, estimated WBC and a biochemistry panel including lactate. In some cases not all of the values were obtainable but most of the tortoises have full complements of results...
2018: Conservation Physiology
Kim M Hare, Heidi C Smith-Vaughan, Amanda J Leach, Susan J Pizzutto, Gabrielle B McCallum, Anne B Chang
BACKGROUND: Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi), the most common bacterial lower airway infection in children with protracted bacterial bronchitis, is associated with progression to bronchiectasis. We determined whether vaccination with 10-valent pneumococcal NTHi protein-D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) reduced NTHi lower airway infection compared to children not PHiD-CV-vaccinated. Our unique childhood vaccination schedule and prospective 9-year bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) collection provided an exclusive opportunity to examine this hypothesis...
February 22, 2018: Vaccine
Kinley Dorji, Sonam Phuntsho, Pempa, Suthasinee Kumluang, Sarayuth Khuntha, Wantanee Kulpeng, Sneha Rajbhandari, Yot Teerawattananon
BACKGROUND: Due to competing health priorities and limited resources, many low-income countries, even those with a high disease burden, are not able to introduce pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost-utility of 10- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV10 and PCV13) compared to no vaccination in Bhutan. METHODS: A model-based cost-utility analysis was performed in the Bhutanese context using a government perspective...
February 22, 2018: Vaccine
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