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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212535/integration-of-the-cancer-related-inflammatory-response-as-a-stratifying-biomarker-of-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib
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Jessica Howell, David J Pinato, Ramya Ramaswami, Tadaaki Arizumi, Carlotta Ferrari, Antonello Gibbin, Michela E Burlone, Giulia Guaschino, Pierluigi Toniutto, James Black, Laura Sellers, Masatoshi Kudo, Mario Pirisi, Rohini Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Response to sorafenib is highly variable in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Baseline inflammatory parameters and treatment toxicities may improve survival prediction in patients on sorafenib therapy. RESULTS: 442 patients with advanced stage HCC on sorafenib were recruited (follow-up 5096 person-months at risk). 88% had BCLC stage B or greater HCC and 72.3% had Child-Pugh A cirrhosis. On Cox multivariate regression, previously-treated HCC (HR 0...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206936/independent-preoperative-predictors-of-prolonged-length-of-stay-after-laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-patients-over-30-years-of-age-experience-from-a-single-institution
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Eric S Wise, Stephen P Gadomski, Annette M Ilg, Camilo Bermudez, Emily W Chan, Michelle L Izmaylov, Samantha J Gridley, Jessica V Kaczmarek, Sir Norman T Melancon, Sarwat Ahmad, Kyle M Hocking, Jose J Diaz, Stephen M Kavic
Prompt discharge after laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is a marker of quality of care, fiscally desirable and feasible in select patients. Patients over 30 comprise a more heterogeneous cohort known to experience worse outcomes after LA. We aimed to identify easily available preoperative risk factors portending a postoperative length of stay ≥2 days among patients above age 30. In this investigation, 296 included patients from a single institution who underwent LA for acute appendicitis from 2010 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed for preoperative demographics, laboratory studies, comorbidities, presentation characteristics, radiographic finding, and other rationally selected factors for association with postoperative length of stay ≥2 days...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197706/efficacy-of-the-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-for-predicting-the-prognosis-of-bell-palsy-a-pilot-study
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Yuichiro Horibe, Tohru Tanigawa, Rei Shibata, Hiroshi Nonoyama, Fumiya Kano, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Kenta Murotani, Takaki Ogawa, Hiromi Ueda
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between RDW values and the prognosis of patients with Bell palsy in an effort to find a prognostic biomarker that predicts recovery from Bell palsy. We measured RDW and evaluated facial movement in 61 patients with Bell palsy aged 50 years and less. All patients were treated with a steroid plus an antiviral agent. Seven patients underwent surgery for facial nerve decompression. During the post-treatment period, patients with a Yanagihara grading score of 36 or more were regarded as having a satisfactory recovery...
February 14, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187897/the-application-of-a-decision-tree-to-establish-the-parameters-associated-with-hypertension
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Maryam Tayefi, Habibollah Esmaeili, Maryam Saberi Karimian, Alireza Amirabadi Zadeh, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Mohammad Safarian, Mohsen Nematy, Seyed Mohammad Reza Parizadeh, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The goal of this study was to establish the factors associated with hypertension by using a decision-tree algorithm as a supervised classification method of data mining. METHODS: Data from a cross-sectional study were used in this study. A total of 9078 subjects who met the inclusion criteria were recruited. 70% of these subjects (6358 cases) were randomly allocated to the training dataset for the constructing of the decision-tree...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185443/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-better-addition-to-crp-than-cd64-index-as-marker-for-infection-in-copd
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Raymond Farah, Rabia Ibrahim, Majd Nassar, Dally Najib, Yifat Zivony, Elizabeth Eshel
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the importance of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and other new inflammatory markers including CD64 expression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for identifying the severity of inflammation and recognition of acute exacerbation and infection. METHODS: 72 patients with a diagnosis of COPD exacerbation who were admitted to Internal Medicine B department, 13 stable COPD, and control group of 15 healthy persons were enrolled in the study...
February 9, 2017: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182576/critical-appraisal-of-discriminant-formulas-for-distinguishing-thalassemia-from-iron-deficiency-in-patients-with-microcytic-anemia
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Eloísa Urrechaga, Johannes J M L Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Many discriminant formulas have been reported for distinguishing thalassemia trait from iron deficiency in patients with microcytic anemia. Independent verification of several discriminant formulas is deficient or even lacking. Therefore, we have retrospectively investigated discriminant formulas in a large, well-characterized patient population. METHODS: The investigational population consisted of 2664 patients with microcytic anemia: 1259 had iron deficiency, 1196 'pure' thalassemia trait (877 β- and 319 α-thalassemia), 150 had thalassemia trait with concomitant iron deficiency or anemia of chronic disease, and 36 had other diseases...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182351/increased-red-cell-distribution-width-is-strong-inflammatory-marker-of-liver-diseases-in-a-guangxi-population
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Fang Lan, Huiping Wei, Xuan Zhu, Shan Li, Xue Qin
BACKGROUND: Red cell distribution width (RDW), part of a routine complete blood count in a clinical laboratory, has been widely and routinely used in the diagnosis of various diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between increased RDW and liver diseases and whether RDW is a new inflammatory marker for liver diseases in a Guangxi population. METHODS: A total of 735 patients were enrolled in our study, including 113 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), 133 liver cirrhosis (LC) patients, 105 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), 55 alcoholic hepatitis (AH) patients, 44 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients, and 285 healthy persons...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169460/alterations-of-the-hematologic-cells-in-synthetic-cannabinoid-users
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Derya Guzel, Ahmet Bulent Yazici, Esra Yazici, Atila Erol
BACKGROUND: Functions, morphology, distributions, and index of the circulating cells are the most useful parameters that indicate various inflammatory and toxic conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of these parameters in patients diagnosed with (synthetic) cannabis use disorder. METHODS: This study included a total of 40 patients in the study group (SG) with synthetic cannabis use; and 40 healthy individuals as the control group (CG)...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164679/changes-in-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-is-associated-with-liver-function-parameters-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hbv-liver-disease
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Yang Kai, Guan Zishu, Guan Shihe, Gao Yufeng, Zhou Qiang
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection represents a major threat to global public health, especially in China. The clear pathogenesis of chronic HBV infection (CHB) has not been fully elucidated, but inflammation is widely accepted to play an important role. Emerging evidence suggests that red blood cell distribution (RDW) is a novel potential marker of inflammatory responses. The present study aimed to investigate the clinical relevance of elevated RDW in the patients with chronic HBV liver disease ICP...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164544/clinical-significance-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-and-inflammatory-factors-for-the-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Li Yunchun, Wang Yue, Fang Z Jun, Su Qizhu, Ding Liumei
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the significance of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and other factors for the disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Each patient underwent clinical examination and blood sampling for assessment of serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), hemoglobin concentration (Hb), hematocrit (HCT), RDW, and other erythrocyte parameters (mean corpuscular volume [MCV], mean cell Hb [MCH], mean corpuscular Hb concentration [MCHC])...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164525/red-cell-distribution-width-rdw-as-a-prognostic-tool-in-burn-patients
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Jie Guo, Qin Qin, Hongli Hu, Daoyin Zhou, Yi Sun, Anmei Deng
BACKGROUND: Red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with mortality in patients with certain diseases. However, the relationship between RDW and burn patients remains unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic performance of RDW. METHODS: Data of 149 patients admitted to the Burn ICU of the Changhai Hospital were retrospectively included in this study. Clinical and laboratory information of all subjects was extracted from medical records...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164513/baseline-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-correlates-with-disease-activity-and-therapeutic-outcomes-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-irrespective-of-anemia-status
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Xing-Li Zou, Xiao-Jing Lin, Xun Ni, Jing Wang, Wen Liu, Jin Wei
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has been recently found to reflect systemic inflammation in addition to anisocytosis, and its value for assessing disease activity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been addressed in two studies, but its correlation with therapeutic outcomes and disease flare has not been evaluated. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-six newly diagnosed patients with SLE (all-SLE), including 105 non-anemic patients (na-SLE) and 91 patients with anemia (a-SLE) were prospectively studied...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163361/root-traits-confer-grain-yield-advantages-under-terminal-drought-in-chickpea-cicer-arietinum-l
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Purushothaman Ramamoorthy, Krishnamurthy Lakshmanan, Hari D Upadhyaya, Vincent Vadez, Rajeev K Varshney
Chickpea, the second most important legume crop, suffers major yield losses by terminal drought stress (DS). Stronger root system is known to enhance drought yields but this understanding remains controversial. To understand precisely the root traits contribution towards yield, 12 chickpea genotypes with well-known drought response were field evaluated under drought and optimal irrigation. Root traits, such as root length density (RLD), total root dry weight (RDW), deep root dry weight (deep RDW) and root:shoot ratio (RSR), were measured periodically by soil coring up to 1...
February 1, 2017: Field Crops Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157397/association-of-red-cell-distribution-width-with-noninfarct-related-artery-chronic-total-occlusion-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients
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Mikail Yarlioglues, Alparslan Kurtul
OBJECTIVE: The presence of chronic total occlusion (CTO) in noninfarct-related artery (non-IRA) is an independent predictor of mortality in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We investigated whether red cell distribution width (RDW) levels are associated with presence of non-IRA-CTO in AMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction [STEMI] and non-STEMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 858) were categorized into three groups: single vessel disease, multivessel disease (MVD) without CTO and MVD with CTO...
February 3, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153627/hematological-evaluation-in-males-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-before-and-after-positive-airway-pressure
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A Feliciano, R Linhas, R Marçôa, A Cysneiros, C Martinho, R P Reis, D Penque, P Pinto, C Bárbara
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a systemic inflammatory disease associated with cardiovascular consequences. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW), mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet distribution width (PDW) are recognized biomarkers of cardiovascular morbidity/mortality. Limited data is available on the association between these parameters and OSAS severity and the relationship with positive airway pressure therapy (PAP). In this prospective study of male OSAS patients we analyzed hematological data in order to evaluate their value in predicting OSAS severity, the relationship with sleep parameters, and their behavior under PAP...
January 30, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151892/association-between-rdw-and-stent-thrombosis-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Abdullah Tunçez, Mehmet Serkan Çetin, Elif Hande Özcan Çetin, Samet Ylmaz, Ahmet Korkmaz, Fatih Mehmet Uçar
Stent thrombosis is a rare but potentially fatal complication of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). In recent years, the predictive and prognostic value of the red cell distribution width (RDW) as an indicator of inflammation has been shown in many cardiovascular diseases. Aim of this study was to examine the predictive value of RDW for stent thrombosis in patients who underwent successful stent implantation for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).In this retrospective study, 146 patients who underwent successful PCI to native coronary artery due to STEMI previously and presented with acute coronary syndrome with stent thrombosis were included (stent thrombosis group)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149561/prognostic-significance-of-red-cell-distribution-width-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-resection-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Junji Ichinose, Tomohiro Murakawa, Mitsuaki Kawashima, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Jun-Ichi Nitadori, Masaki Anraku, Jun Nakajima
BACKGROUND: The impact of red cell distribution width (RDW) on outcomes in elderly patients after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not fully understood. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 992 NSCLC patients who underwent curative resection between 1998 and 2012. The following variables were included in the analyses to evaluate the role of RDW: age, gender, smoking index, leukocyte count, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), hemoglobin, platelet count, albumin, C-reactive protein, carcinoembryonic antigen, respiratory function, histology, T factor, N factor, surgical approach, surgical procedures, complications and prognosis...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148894/predictive-value-of-hematological-markers-of-systemic-inflammation-for-managing-cervical-cancer
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Lin Wang, Jing Jia, Lu Lin, Junying Guo, Xingming Ye, Xiongwei Zheng, Ying Chen
The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and red cell distribution width (RDW) are markers of systemic inflammation with prognostic significance for cancers. The aim of the study was to investigate the predictive significance of pretreatment values of NLR, PLR, and RDW in cervical cancer. We retrospectively analyzed 515 patients with cancer. Median values of NLR and PLR were higher in patients with cancer compared with controls and were consistently elevated during tumor progression, while the RDW was uninformative...
January 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129745/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Dongdong Ren, Juan Wang, Hua Li, Yanyan Li, Zhanzhan Li
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the relationship between red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in metabolic syndrome (MetS) patients. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed 803 patients with MetS who underwent carotid ultrasonography examination at Henan Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine from October 2014 to September 2015. Demographic data were collected using a questionnaire. An automatic biochemistry analyzer measured RDW...
January 28, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129173/bending-the-curve-sensitivity-to-bending-of-curved-paths
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Eike Langbehn, Paul Lubos, Gerd Bruder, Frank Steinicke
Redirected walking (RDW) promises to allow near-natural walking in an infinitely large virtual environment (VE) by subtle manipulations of the virtual camera. Previous experiments analyzed the human sensitivity to RDW manipulations by focusing on the worst-case scenario, in which users walk perfectly straight ahead in the VE, whereas they are redirected on a circular path in the real world. The results showed that a physical radius of at least 22 meters is required for undetectable RDW. However, users do not always walk exactly straight in a VE...
January 25, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
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