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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921405/thrombolytic-therapy-up-regulates-inflammatory-mediators-compared-to-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pci
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Alireza Garjani, Bahram Sohrabi, Ali Akbar Movassaghpour, Sina Andalib, Mehriar Shokri, Bahar Taherkhanchi, Bahador Bagheri
The important role of reperfusion therapies in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction is well documented. However, reperfusion therapies can initiate inflammatory response and may damage the myocardium. The purpose of current study was to compare the effects of percutaneous coronary intervention and thrombolytic therapy on inflammatory markers in the setting of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Eighty three patients with STEMI were enrolled in this study. 40 patients underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and 43 patients received streptokinase (1...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916048/-the-impact-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-on-outcome-of-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-non-anemia-patients
#2
X M Liu, J Z Dong, X H Liu, J P Kang, T Y Luo, Y Guan, T Y Dai, Y Zhang, R Bai, X Du, C S Ma
Objective: Previous studies have revealed that the red blood cell distribution width (RDW) was associated with long-term prognosis in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, they did not exclude patients with anemia. This study, thus, investigated the association between RDW and prognosis in non-anemia patients. Methods: A total of 2 732 patients underwent elective PCI from July 2009 to September 2011 were enrolled in the study. These patients were divided into two groups based on their baseline median RDW levels: low RDW group (RDW<12...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906969/the-predictive-role-of-red-cell-distribution-width-in-mortality-among-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Yao-Peng Hsieh, Chia-Chu Chang, Chew-Teng Kor, Yu Yang, Yao-Ko Wen, Ping-Fang Chiu
BACKGROUND: Recently, accumulating evidence has demonstrated that RDW independently predicts clinically important outcomes in many populations. However, the role of RDW has not been elucidated in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We conducted the present study with the aim to evaluate the predictive value of RDW in CKD patients. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study of 1075 stage 3-5 CKD patients was conducted in a medical center. The patients' baseline information included demographic data, laboratory values, medications, and comorbid conditions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889552/relation-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-with-chads2-and-cha2ds2-vasc-score-in-chinese-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#4
Tong Liu, Qingmiao Shao, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Shuai Miao, Zhiwei Zhang, Gang Xu, Ruyu Yuan, Guangping Li
BACKGROUND: Higher red cell distribution width (RDW) predicts adverse events in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, there are limited data regarding the relationship between RDW and thromboembolism risk in the patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to investigate the association between RDW and CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc scores used for the evaluation of thromboembolic risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Our study included 99 patients with AF (68 paroxysmal AF; 31 persistent AF)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867951/red-cell-distribution-width-and-cancer
#5
REVIEW
Martina Montagnana, Elisa Danese
Red cell distribution width (RDW) is an index which primarily reflects impaired erythropoiesis and abnormal red blood cell survival. In last years the interest in this marker has considerably grown and now a lot of data are available indicating that this simple and inexpensive parameter is a strong and independent risk factor for death in the general population. Moreover, several investigations have been performed to investigate the role of RDW in cardiovascular and thrombotic disorders. Contrarily, there are relatively few reports focusing on RDW in the area of oncology and to date none review have been performed in this specific field...
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866358/anemia-and-dental-caries-in-pregnant-women-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Elisa Miranda Costa, Juliana A P Azevedo, Rafiza F M Martins, Cláudia M C Alves, Cecília C C Ribeiro, Erika B A F Thomaz
The objective was to evaluate the effect of anemia during pregnancy on the risk of dental caries development in pregnant women. A prospective cohort including a sample of pregnant women in a prenatal care unit of São Luís, Brazil, was done. The incidence of dental caries during pregnancy, according to Nyvad's criteria, was the outcome. The main independent variables were serum iron, ferritin, hemoglobin, erythrocyte, hematocrit, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), and red cell distribution width (RDW)...
November 19, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862350/establishment-of-complete-blood-count-reference-intervals-for-chinese-preschoolers
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Guo-Cheng Wang, Na Li, Cui Niu, Wei-Bo Ma, Zhu-Liang Wang, Hao Guo, Li-Hong Han
BACKGROUND: Reference intervals are critical for interpreting test results of a clinical laboratory. The aim of this study was to establish local reference intervals of complete blood count for healthy preschoolers in China. METHODS: Three thousand eight hundred and twenty-one blood specimens from children aged 4 months to 6 years were collected and analyzed. Complete blood counts were determined by Sysmex XT-4000i Automated Hematology Analyzer. The nonparametric 2...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852044/preoperative-blood-routine-markers-and-prognosis-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-the-fujian-prospective-investigation-of-cancer-fiesta-study
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Dan Hu, Xiandong Lin, Yan Chen, Qing Chang, Gang Chen, Chao Li, Hejun Zhang, Zhaolei Cui, Binying Liang, Wenhui Jiang, Kaida Ji, Jun Huang, Feng Peng, Xiongwei Zheng, Wenquan Niu
This prospective study was designed to investigate the prognosis of preoperative blood-routine markers for esophageal cancer mortality by using data from the ongoing Fujian prospective investigation of cancer (FIESTA) study. Patients who received three-field lymphadenectomy for esophageal cancer between 2000 and 2010 were enrolled. Of 2535 patients with complete survival data, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) accounted for 94.5% (n = 2396). Here, only ESCC patients were analyzed, with the median follow-up time of 38...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851182/1546-rdw-and-out-of-hospital-outcomes-in-critically-ill-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Joaquim Havens, Olubode Olufajo, Ali Salim, Kenneth Christopher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846467/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-predicts-homocysteine-levels-in-adult-population-without-vitamin-b12-and-folate-deficiencies
#10
You-Fan Peng, Guo-Gang Pan
OBJECTIVES: Our aim in this study was to explore the relationship between red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and homocysteine levels in an adult population. METHODS: The study included 344 subjects who underwent health check-up in our hospital. The demographic characteristics and laboratory parameters of participants were grouped in accordance with tertiles of RDW. RESULTS: An increase of homocysteine levels was found from the first to third tertiles of RDW in all participants...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846011/red-cell-distribution-width-and-severe-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-ischemic-heart-failure
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Ali Bozorgi, Entezar Mehrabi Nasab, Maryam Khoshnevis, Enseyeh Dogmehchi, Gita Hamze, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad
OBJECTIVE: The red cell distribution width (RDW), a simple and widely available marker, has been linked with an increased risk of adverse outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF) and risk of death, and cardiovascular events in those with previous myocardial infarction, but its relation with the severity of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is not fully investigated. The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic value of the RDW in post myocardial infarction patients with typical signs and symptoms of HF and with reduced LV ejection fraction (EF)...
December 2016: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836106/preoperative-platelet-count-improves-the-prognostic-prediction-of-the-figo-staging-system-for-operable-cervical-cancer-patients
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Ru-Ru Zheng, Xiao-Xiu Huang, Chu Jin, Xin-Xin Zhuang, Le-Chi Ye, Fei-Yun Zheng, Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: Increased platelet has been identified as an independent and unfavorable prognostic indicator in various cancers including cervical cancer. In our study, the prognostic value of preoperative platelet count combining with FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) stage in patients with operable cervical cancer was investigated. METHODS: A large cohort study including 800 operable cervical cancer patients was conducted from May 2005 to December 2012...
November 8, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832977/development-and-validation-of-a-parsimonious-and-pragmatic-charm-score-to-predict-mortality-in-patients-with-suspected-sepsis
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Kuan-Fu Chen, Su-Hsun Liu, Chih-Huang Li, Chin-Chieh Wu, Chung-Hsien Chaou, I-Shiang Tzeng, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Gerald N Blaney, Zhen-Ying Liu, Shih-Tsung Han, Yi-Lin Chan
BACKGROUND: We aimed to derive and validate a parsimonious and pragmatic clinical prediction rule using the concepts of Predisposition, Infection, Response, and Organ Dysfunction to predict in-hospital mortality; and to compare it with other prediction rules, as well as with conventional biomarkers for evaluating the mortality risk of patients with suspected sepsis in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic cohort study with consecutive ED patients aged 18 or older with documented diagnostic codes of infection and two sets of blood culture ordered by physicians between 2010 and 2012 in a tertiary teaching hospital...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828877/elevated-red-cell-distribution-width-rdw-identifies-elevated-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-patients-with-hiv-infection
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Sadeer G Al-Kindi, Chang H Kim, Stephen R Morris, Michael L Freeman, Nicholas T Funderburg, Benigno Rodriguez, Grace A McComsey, Jarrod E Dalton, Daniel I Simon, Michael M Lederman, Chris T Longenecker, David A Zidar
Red cell distribution width (RDW) is linked to cardiovascular risk in the general population, an association that might be driven by inflammation. Whether this relationship holds for patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection has not been previously studied. Using a large clinical registry, we show that elevated RDW (>14.5%) is independently associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease (odds ratio (OR) 1.39 [1.25-1.55]), peripheral vascular disease (OR 1.41 [1.29-1.53]), myocardial infarction (1...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823855/red-cell-distribution-width-and-the-risk-of-cerebral-vein-thrombosis-a-case-control-study
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Alberto Maino, Maria Abbattista, Paolo Bucciarelli, Andrea Artoni, Serena M Passamonti, Silvia Lanfranconi, Ida Martinelli
BACKGROUND: Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a marker of cardiovascular diseases and venous thromboembolism, but its role in cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) is unknown. AIMS: To investigate whether high values of RDW are associated with an increased risk of CVT. METHODS: A case-control study of CVT patients (≥18years-old) referred to our center contrasted with healthy individuals. Odds ratios (ORs) were calculated for RDW values >90th percentile by multivariable logistic regression and adjusted for demographic characteristics, hemorheological parameters, renal function, fibrinogen and CRP...
November 4, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818784/red-cell-distribution-width-and-mortality-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Konstantinos Sotiropoulos, Patrick Yerly, Pierre Monney, Antoine Garnier, Julien Regamey, Olivier Hugli, David Martin, Melanie Metrich, Jean-Philippe Antonietti, Roger Hullin
BACKGROUND: Elevated red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a valid predictor of outcome in acute heart failure (AHF). It is unknown whether elevated RDW remains predictive in AHF patients with either preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥50% or reduced LVEF (<50%). METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective local registry including 402 consecutive hospitalized AHF patients without acute coronary syndrome or need of intensive care. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality (ACM) at 1 year after admission...
September 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814271/the-role-of-red-cell-distribution-width-in-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Pinar Yazici, Uygar Demir, Emre Bozkurt, Gurhan R Isil, Mehmet Mihmanli
BACKGROUND: Although the red cell distribution width (RDW) has been reported as a reliable predictor of prognosis in several types of cancer, to our knowledge the prognostic value of RDW in gastric carcinoma has not been studied, so far. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the role of red cell distribution width (RDW) in predicting prognosis in gastric cancer patients. METHODS: All gastric cancer patients who underwent curative surgery (n= 172, 110M/62F) over a five-year study period were evaluated...
October 28, 2016: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813042/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-is-an-independent-predictor-of-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-thrombolysis-for-ischemic-stroke
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Gianni Turcato, Manuel Cappellari, Luca Follador, Alice Dilda, Antonio Bonora, Massimo Zannoni, Chiara Bovo, Giorgio Ricci, Paolo Bovi, Giuseppe Lippi
An appropriate and timely management, including early diagnosis and accurate prognostication, is the mainstay for managed care of patients with acute ischemic stroke. Since red blood cell distribution width (RDW) was found to be an independent predictor of clinical outcomes in patients with thrombotic disorders, we designed a retrospective observational study to investigate whether the RDW value may also retain predictive significance in stoke patients undergoing thrombolytic therapy. This retrospective study was based on all patients admitted to the Emergency Department (ED) of the University Hospital of Verona (Italy) with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke, who underwent systemic thrombolysis between January 2013 and June 2015...
November 3, 2016: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812260/red-cell-distribution-width-has-a-predictable-value-for-differentiation-of-provoked-and-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism
#19
Sehmus Ertop, Muammer Bilici, Huseyin Engin, Cagatay Buyukuysal, Muzeyyen Arslaner, Bilal Toka, Ishak Ozel Tekin
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is generally classified as provoked or unprovoked. This dichotomy is important for following patients, mortality rate, prognosis and whether more efficient therapy is needed. In VTE patients, during initial diagnosis, it is not known exactly whether red cell distribution width (RDW) have a predictable value for this differentiation and pathogenesis. In this study, 298 patients with VTE and 197 control subjects were included. Patients with VTE were defined as provoked or unprovoked with respect to physical examination findings and laboratory values...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805707/assessment-of-indirect-inflammatory-markers-in-patients-with-myocardial-bridging
#20
Levent Cerit
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial bridging (MB) is a congenital variant of the coronary artery in which a portion of the epicardial coronary artery takes an intramuscular course. Although it is considered a benign anomaly, it may lead to such complications as myocardial ischaemia, acute coronary syndrome, coronary spasm, exercise-induced dysrhythmias or even sudden death. MB may be related to increased inflammatory and atherosclerotic processes. This study was conducted with the aim of evaluating the relationship between neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and MB...
August 19, 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
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