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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150906/pretreatment-advanced-lung-cancer-inflammation-index-ali-for-predicting-early-progression-in-nivolumab-treated-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Takayuki Shiroyama, Hidekazu Suzuki, Motohiro Tamiya, Akihiro Tamiya, Ayako Tanaka, Norio Okamoto, Kenji Nakahama, Yoshihiko Taniguchi, Shun-Ichi Isa, Takako Inoue, Fumio Imamura, Shinji Atagi, Tomonori Hirashima
Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression status is inadequate for indicating nivolumab in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Because the baseline advanced lung cancer inflammation index (ALI) is reportedly associated with patient outcomes, we investigated whether the pretreatment ALI is prognostic in NSCLC patients treated with nivolumab. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients treated with nivolumab for advanced NSCLC between December 2015 and May 2016 at three Japanese institutes...
November 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150539/ros-and-glutathionylation-balance-cytoskeletal-dynamics-in-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation
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Darko Stojkov, Poorya Amini, Kevin Oberson, Christiane Sokollik, Andrea Duppenthaler, Hans-Uwe Simon, Shida Yousefi
The antimicrobial defense activity of neutrophils partly depends on their ability to form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), but the underlying mechanism controlling NET formation remains unclear. We demonstrate that inhibiting cytoskeletal dynamics with pharmacological agents or by genetic manipulation prevents the degranulation of neutrophils and mitochondrial DNA release required for NET formation. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein-deficient neutrophils are unable to polymerize actin and exhibit a block in both degranulation and DNA release...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150440/license-to-kill-ifn-%C3%AE-regulates-antifungal-activity-of-neutrophils
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REVIEW
Daniel Schnepf, Peter Staeheli
Interferon-λ mediates antifungal immunity by stimulating neutrophils to generate reactive oxygen species.
November 17, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149985/acute-rejection-pattern-of-an-outbred-strain-combination-on-mouse-to-rat-heterotopic-heart-xenotransplantation
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N Özçay
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the acute rejection patterns of outbred mice and rats on a xenotransplantation model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty male Balb/c mice weighing from 30 to 40 g were used as donors, and 30 male outbred Sprague-Dawley rats weighing from 150 to 200 g were used as recipients for heterotopic heart xenotransplantation models. Animals were allocated into 5 groups according to their killed days, and each group had 6 animals. Animals in group 1 were followed for 1 day and then killed; animals in groups 2, 3, 4, and 5 were followed up 2, 3, 4, and 5 days after transplantation, respectively...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149959/urinary-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-7-as-early-biomarkers-of-delayed-graft-function-after-kidney-transplantation
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J Yang, S Y Lim, M-G Kim, C-W Jung, W-Y Cho, S-K Jo
BACKGROUND: Recently, urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-7 (IGFBP-7), markers for G1 cell cycle arrest, have been identified and validated in predicting the development of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. It is unknown, however, whether these two biomarkers could predict the development of delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation (KT). METHODS: This is a single-center, prospective, observational study...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149783/hematological-improvement-of-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-as-a-novel-nsaid-with-immunosuppressive-property
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Hossein Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Farhad Gharibdoost, Mahdi Vojdanian, Mohammad Javad Fattahi, Noushin Rastkari, Zahra Aghazadeh, Abbas Mirshafiey
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of β-D-mannuronic acid (M2000) on hematological parameters in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. This study was conducted on 25 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (identifier: IRCT2014011213739N2). M2000 was administered orally for anemic and non-anemic RA patients at a dose of 500 mg twice daily for 12 weeks. The patients were permitted to continue the conventional treatments excluding NSAIDs. Blood samples were collected at baseline, 4 and 12 weeks after drug administration and were tested for hematological parameters...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149705/toll-like-receptor-4-deficiency-increases-resistance-in-sepsis-induced-immune-dysfunction
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Chao Cao, Yanfen Chai, Songtao Shou, Jun Wang, Ying Huang, Tao Ma
Sepsis constitutes a serious life-threatening syndrome associated with complications of deregulated inflammatory response against endotoxin/lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated severe infection. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) plays a critical role in the activation of innate immunity through recognition of LPS. However, the impact of TLR4 signaling on the development of sepsis-induced immune dysfunction remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of TLR4 on regulatory T cells (Tregs) and its potential mechanism...
November 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148638/factors-associated-with-treatment-outcome-of-pediatric-cancerpatients-admitted-with-febrile-neutropenia-in-tikuranbessa-specialized-teaching-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Selamawit Assefa, Tinsae Alemayehu, Workeabeba Abebe
Background: Cancer treatment is associated with variable degrees of myelosupression. Infection is often a life-threatening complication of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, and it is also considered an oncologic emergency. Febrile neutropenia is a common, costly and potentially fatal complication in oncology. Objective: To assess factors affecting treatment outcome of cancer patients with chemotherapy induced febrile neutropenia. Method: We conducted a review of records of pediatric patients hospitalized and treated for chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 and met the selection criteria...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148036/function-and-mechanism-of-the-pyrin-inflammasome
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REVIEW
Rosalie Heilig, Petr Broz
Pyrin, encoded by the MEFV gene, is an intracellular pattern recognition receptor that assembles inflammasome complexes in response to pathogen infections. Mutations in the MEFV gene have been linked to autoinflammatory diseases such as Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) or pyrin-associated autoinflammation with neutrophilic dermatosis (PAAND). Recent insights have now revealed how pyrin is activated during infection, providing a molecular basis for the understanding of such disease-causing mutations in pyrin...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147624/high-cxc-chemokine-receptor-1-level-represents-an-independent-negative-prognosticator-in-non-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Yu Zhu, Zheng Liu, Yiwei Wang, Hangcheng Fu, Zewei Wang, Huyang Xie, Junyu Zhang, Gaoxiang Li, Bo Dai, Dingwei Ye, Jiejie Xu
CXC chemokine receptor 1 (CXCR1) signaling has been shown as an essential molecular nexus regarding cancer cell proliferation, tumor inflammation, and angiogenesis in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of CXCR1 in patients with non-metastatic ccRCC. Data from 446 consecutive non-metastatic ccRCC patients, operated between 2003 and 2008 at a single institution, were evaluated retrospectively. The cohort was split into a training set (n = 223) and a validation set (n = 223)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147615/tumor-associated-neutrophils-induce-apoptosis-of-non-activated-cd8-t-cells-in-a-tnf%C3%AE-and-no-dependent-mechanism-promoting-a-tumor-supportive-environment
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Janna Michaeli, Merav E Shaul, Inbal Mishalian, Avi-Hai Hovav, Liran Levy, Lidia Zolotriov, Zvi Granot, Zvi G Fridlender
The role of neutrophils in tumor progression has become in recent years a subject of growing interest. Tumor-associated neutrophils (TANs), which constitute an important portion of the tumor microenvironment, promote immunosuppression in advanced tumors by modulating the proliferation, activation and recruitment of a variety of immune cell types. Studies which investigated the consequences of manipulating TAN polarization suggest that the impact of these neutrophils on tumor progression is considerably mediated by and dependent on the presence of CD8 T-cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147573/risk-factors-for-exertional-rhabdomyolysis-with-renal-stress
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Terje Apeland, Tore Danielsen, Eva M Staal, Anders Åsberg, Inga S Thorsen, Tom Ole Dalsrud, Stein Ørn
Background: Exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis denotes the exertional damage of myocytes with leakage of sarcoplasmic content into the circulation. The purpose of this study was to determine important risk factors for the development of exertional rhabdomyolysis in a temperate climate and to study the renal effects of myoglobinuria. Methods: A cluster of eight military recruits was admitted to hospital due to exertional rhabdomyolysis with myoglobinuria. The patients were treated according to current guidelines with isotonic saline and alkalinisation of the urine...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147572/association-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-with-inflammation-and-erythropoietin-resistance-in-chronic-dialysis-patients
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Jérôme Pineault, Caroline Lamarche, Robert Bell, Jean-Philippe Lafrance, Georges Ouellet, Martine Leblanc, Vincent Pichette, Sarah Bezzaoucha, Michel Vallée
Background: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was widely studied as a prognostic marker in various medical and surgical specialties, but its significance in nephrology is not yet established. Objective: We evaluated its accuracy as an inflammation biomarker in a dialysis population. Design setting: Single-center retrospective study. Patients: The records of all 550 patients who were treated with hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD) from September 2008 to March 2011 were included...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147162/high-preoperative-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-rdw-as-independent-predictors-of-native-arteriovenous-fistula-failure
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Rashid Usman, Muhammad Jamil, Muhammad Naveed
Objective: To study the association between a high preoperative neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and red cell distribution width (RDW) with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure, as well as to determine the cut-off values in a South Asian population. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 consecutive patients with a failed fistula who presented in the Department of Vascular Surgery between January 2014 and January 2016. Patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected as defined as Case. They were compared with 150 patients who had matured fistulae (Control)...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147010/epithelial-folliculin-is-involved-in-airway-inflammation-in-workers-exposed-to-toluene-diisocyanate
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Duy L Pham, Tu Hk Trinh, Ga-Young Ban, Seung-Hyun Kim, Hae-Sim Park
Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) exposure can directly activate and damage airway epithelium. Folliculin (FLCN) is a protein expressed by human airway epithelial cells (HAECs) to maintain airway epithelial integrity and survival. This study investigated the involvement of FLCN in the pathogenesis of TDI-induced occupational asthma (OA). Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to measure serum levels of FLCN in TDI-exposed subjects (93 TDI-OA patients and 119 asymptomatic exposed controls (AEC)), 200 non-occupational asthma (NOA) patients and 71 unexposed healthy normal controls (NCs)...
November 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146994/usefulness-of-the-delta-neutrophil-index-to-predict-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Taeyoung Kong, Tae Hoon Kim, Yoo Seok Park, Sung Phil Chung, Hye Sun Lee, Jung Hwa Hong, Jong Wook Lee, Je Sung You, Incheol Park
This study aimed to evaluate the association between the delta neutrophil index (DNI), which reflects immature granulocytes, and the severity of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), as well as to determine the significance of the DNI as a prognostic marker for early mortality and other clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI who underwent reperfusion. This retrospective, observational cohort study was conducted using patients prospectively integrated in a critical pathway program for STEMI. We included 842 patients diagnosed with STEMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI)...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146619/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-for-the-diagnosis-of-urinary-tract-infections
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Tamar R Lubell, Jonathan M Barasch, Katherine Xu, Maria Ieni, Keven I Cabrera, Peter S Dayan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the accuracy of the novel biomarker urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) to diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs) in febrile infants and young children. METHODS: Prospective cross-sectional study of febrile infants <3 months ( ≥ 38.0°C) and children 3 to 24 months (≥ 39.0°C) evaluated for UTIs. uNGAL levels, urinalysis, Gram-stain and culture were obtained. UTI was defined by colony counts. RESULTS: Of 260 patients, 35 (13...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145798/experimental-transmission-of-bovine-digital-dermatitis-to-sheep-development-of-an-infection-model
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Jennifer H Wilson-Welder, Jarlath E Nally, David P Alt, Mitchell V Palmer, John Coatney, Paul Plummer
Digital dermatitis is an infectious cause of lameness primarily affecting cattle but also described in sheep, goats, and wild elk. Digital dermatitis is a polymicrobial infection, involving several Treponema species and other anaerobic bacteria. Although the exact etiology has not been demonstrated, a number of bacterial, host, and environmental factors are thought to contribute to disease development. To study host-bacterial interactions, a reproducible laboratory model of infection is required. The objective of this study was to demonstrate key aspects of bovine digital dermatitis lesions in an easy-to-handle sheep model...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145795/use-of-immunohistochemistry-to-demonstrate-in-vivo-expression-of-the-burkholderia-mallei-virulence-factor-bpab-during-experimental-glanders
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Shawn M Zimmerman, Mackenzie E Long, Jeremy S Dyke, Tomislav P Jelesijevic, Frank Michel, Eric R Lafontaine, Robert J Hogan
Burkholderia mallei causes the highly contagious and debilitating zoonosis glanders, which infects via inhalation or percutaneous inoculation and often culminates in life-threatening pneumonia and sepsis. In humans, glanders is difficult to diagnose and requires prolonged antibiotic therapy with low success rates. No vaccine exists to protect against B. mallei, and there is concern regarding its use as a bioweapon. The authors previously identified the protein BpaB as a potential target for devising therapies due to its role in adherence to host cells and the formation of biofilms in vitro and its contribution to pathogenicity in a mouse model of glanders...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145579/progesterone-the-maternal-immune-system-and-the-onset-of-parturition-in-the-mouse
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Lydia F Edey, Hector Georgiou, Kieran P O'Dea, Sam Mesiano, Bronwen R Herbert, Kaiyu Lei, Renyi Hua, Danijela Markovic, Simon N Waddington, David MacIntyre, Philip Bennett, Masao Takata, Mark R Johnson
The role of progesterone (P4) in the regulation of the local (uterine) and systemic innate immune system, myometrial expression of connexin 43 (Cx-43) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and the onset of parturition was examined in: 1) naïve mice delivering at term; 2) E16 mice treated with RU486 (P4-antagonist) to induce preterm parturition; and 3) in mice treated with P4 to prevent term parturition.In naïve mice, myometrial neutrophil and monocyte numbers peaked at E18 and declined with the onset of parturition...
November 14, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
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