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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635513/evaluation-of-platelet-indices-and-red-cell-distribution-width-as-new-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
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Noha Boshnak, Mohamed Boshnaq, Hatem Elgohary
BACKGROUND: Debate around the value of laboratory tests in establishing the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) still continues. This prospective study aimed to investigate the changes in mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and red cell distribution width (RDW) with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. METHOD: 200 patients who underwent emergency appendectomy were included. According to postoperative histology, patients were divided into three groups: acute non-complicated, acute complicated appendicitis (positive appendicectomy groups), and negative appendectomy group...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634671/venous-thromboembolism-is-an-independent-predictor-of-mortality-among-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#2
Harry E Fuentes, D M Oramas, L H Paz, Y Wang, X A Andrade, A J Tafur
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an independent predictor of death among patients with cancer. Patients with gastric cancer (GC) are at higher risk for VTE when compared to other solid tumors, and if one considers its prevalence, GC may be responsible for one of the highest incidences of cancer-associated thrombosis. The impact of VTE on mortality is not well defined among patients with GC. AIM: The aim of this study is to measure the impact of VTE as independent predictor of GC mortality...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633642/prediction-and-analysis-of-three-gene-families-related-to-leaf-rust-puccinia-triticina-resistance-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
#3
Fred Y Peng, Rong-Cai Yang
BACKGROUND: The resistance to leaf rust (Lr) caused by Puccinia triticina in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) has been well studied over the past decades with over 70 Lr genes being mapped on different chromosomes and numerous QTLs (quantitative trait loci) being detected or mapped using DNA markers. Such resistance is often divided into race-specific and race-nonspecific resistance. The race-nonspecific resistance can be further divided into resistance to most or all races of the same pathogen and resistance to multiple pathogens...
June 20, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625236/-eosinophil-could-predict-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-bloodstream-infection-a-retrospective-analysis-of-305-cases
#4
Duan Guo, Chao Jia, Hang Su
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of peripheral blood for the prognosis of patients with bloodstream infection. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with bloodstream infection was conducted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Mianyang Central Hospital of Sichuan from January 2012 to October 2016. According to the 28-day survival, the patients were divided into survival group and death group. The white blood cell (WBC), neutrophils count (NEU), lymphocyte count (LYM), neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), monocyte count (MO), eosinophil count (EO), basophil count (BA), hemoglobin (Hb), platelet count (PLT) and procalcitonin (PCT) in peripheral blood were recorded when patients were diagnosed with blood infection...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623127/the-inhibition-of-nlrp3-signaling-attenuates-liver-injury-in-an-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-induced-hepatitis-model
#5
Ayumu Kanbe, Hiroyasu Ito, Yukari Omori, Akira Hara, Mitsuru Seishima
Inflammasomes are involved in innate immune responses. Several NOD-Like receptors (NLRs) participate in the formation of inflammasomes. NACHT, LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NALP3) belongs to the NLR family and recognizes adenosine triphosphate (ATP), crystals, and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). This study examined the effect of inflammasomes on alpha-galactosylceramide (GalCer)-induced liver injury using NALP3-knockout (KO) mice. GalCer administration induced inflammasome activation and IL-1β-maturation...
June 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623016/the-relationship-between-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-fragmented-qrs-in-acute-stemi-patients-treated-with-primary-pci
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Zulkif Tanriverdi, Tugce Colluoglu, Huseyin Dursun, Dayimi Kaya
BACKGROUND: No study so far investigated fragmented QRS (fQRS) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) together in ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between NLR and fQRS, and determine the prognostic significance of the combined use of these two parameters in STEMI. METHODS: We included 368 patients with first acute STEMI who successfully revascularized with primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621246/association-between-admission-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#7
Shaghayegh Rahimirad, Mohammad Reza Ghaffary, Mohammad Hossein Rahimirad, Farid Rashidi
Introduction: The prognostic significance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (d-NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) have been shown in many diseases. To the best of our knowledge, there is no published report evaluation of those parameters in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). The aims of this study are to evaluate the parameters in predicting in-hospital mortality in patients with AECOPD...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619106/bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-damage-in-renal-epithelial-cells-via-microrna-223
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Xiaopeng Yuan, Xiaoping Wang, Chuanbao Chen, Jian Zhou, Ming Han
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have indicated that microRNA-223 (miR-223) plays a role in the tissue-protective effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). NLR family-pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) was reported to affect a renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury by exerting a direct effect on the renal tubular epithelium. Therefore, we investigated how miR-223 and NLRP3 might function in kidneys exposed to conditions of ischemia and subsequent reperfusion. METHODS: Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) murine renal tubular epithelial cells (RTECs) were cocultured with either MSCs or hypoxia-pretreated MSCs (htMSCs), after which the RTECs were examined for their viability and evidence of apoptosis...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618180/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-a-dosimetric-factor-for-predicting-symptomatic-radiation-pneumonitis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
#9
Yun Hee Lee, Hoon-Sik Choi, Hojin Jeong, Ki Mun Kang, Jin Ho Song, Won Sup Lee, Gyeong-Won Lee, Haa-Na Song, Hoon-Gu Kim, Myoung Hee Kang, Dong Yoon Rhee, Bae Kwon Jeong
OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors that predict the progression of radiological radiation pneumonitis (RP) to symptomatic RP, and to evaluate the usefulness of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as a marker of RP severity and prognosis in stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 61 patients treated between January 2010 and December 2015...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615208/deficiency-of-the-nod-like-receptor-nlrc5-results-in-decreased-cd8-t-cell-function-and-impaired-viral-clearance
#10
Christopher R Lupfer, Kate L Stokes, Teneema Kuriakose, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Pathogen recognition receptors are vital components of the immune system. Engagement of these receptors is important not only for instigation of innate immune responses to invading pathogens but also for initiating the adaptive immune response. Members of the NOD-like receptor (NLR) family of pathogen recognition receptors have important roles in orchestrating this response. The NLR family member, NLRC5 regulates major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC-I) expression during various types of infections, but its role in immunity to influenza A virus (IAV) is not well studied...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614255/identification-of-micrornas-as-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-asian-populations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Qian Wang, Junfen Ma, Zhiyun Jiang, Fan Wu, Jiedan Ping, Liang Ming
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Recently, several studies have revealed the diagnostic value of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) for AMI detection. However, the diagnostic capacity of miRNAs for AMI is still controversial due to the inconsistent results among studies. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to retrieve relevant articles in PubMed and other databases up to February 2017...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612596/prognostic-value-of-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-in-lung-cancer-cases
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Berna Akinci Ozyurek, Tugce Sahin Ozdemirel, Sertac Buyukyaylaci Ozden, Yurdanur Erdogan, Bekir Kaplan, Tugba Kaplan
Haemogram assessment is a cheap and easy method which can be readily performed for almost all patients. Leucocyte, neutrophil and lymphocyte counts and the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) are markers of systemic inflammation. We here aimed to evaluate haemogram parameters of our patients with lung cancer according to the pathologic diagnosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and Methods: The study included 386 patients diagnosed with lung cancer in our hospital between January 2006 and January 2014...
May 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612534/-associations-of-preoperative-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-derived-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-with-theprognosis-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
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Xiao-Nan Yin, Su-Min Tang, Yuan Yin, Chao-Yong Shen, Bo Zhang, Zhi-Xin Chen
OBJECTIVES: To determine the associations of preoperative platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (d-NLR) with the prognosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). METHODS: GIST patients with surgical treatment from June 2005 to February 2015 in West China Hospital of Sichuan University were enrolled in the study. The results of blood routine tests of the patients within one week prior to surgery and their clinical data were extracted...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611823/genetic-variability-as-a-regulator-of-tlr4-and-nod-signaling-in-response-to-bacterial-driven-dna-damage-response-ddr-and-inflammation-focus-on-the-gastrointestinal-gi-tract
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Evagelia Spanou, Polyxeni Kalisperati, Ioannis S Pateras, Alexandros Papalampros, Alexandra Barbouti, Athanasios G Tzioufas, Athanassios Kotsinas, Stavros Sougioultzis
The fundamental role of human Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and NOD-like receptors (NLRs), the two most studied pathogen recognition receptors (PRRs), is the protection against pathogens and excessive tissue injury. Recent evidence supports the association between TLR/NLR gene mutations and susceptibility to inflammatory, autoimmune, and malignant diseases. PRRs also interfere with several cellular processes, such as cell growth, apoptosis, cell proliferation, differentiation, autophagy, angiogenesis, cell motility and migration, and DNA repair mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608032/the-significance-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
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Funda Dikkaya, Sevil Karaman Erdur, Mustafa Ozsutcu, Rukiye Aydin, Mehmet Selim Kocabora, Cengiz Aras
PURPOSE: To assess the levels of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with idiopathic epiretinal membrane (iERM) and to compare the NLR results of patients with iERM and healthy controls. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 43 patients with iERM and 40 healthy subjects. Complete ophthalmologic examination and complete blood count measurements were performed of all subjects. Complete blood counts were performed within 2 h of blood collection. RESULTS: There was a significant difference in NLR between iERM and control groups (p < 0...
June 12, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607654/qualitative-thallium-urinary-assays-are-almost-as-valuable-as-quantitative-tests-implication-for-outpatient-settings-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Amir Ghaderi, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Soroor Khodabandehlo, Fateme Mehrzad, Omid Mehrpour, Reza Afshari
BACKGROUND: Thallium (Tl), lead and steroid exposures were reported as a result of street drug consumption such as heroin and cocaine. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the values of qualitative and quantitative assays for detecting Tl as an adulterant in opioid-like compound drug users. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted throughout a specified time bracket ranging from May 2015 to November 2015 in Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607596/elevated-preoperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-can-predict-poor-survival-in-early-stage-gastric-cancer-patients-receiving-radical-gastrectomy-the-fujian-prospective-investigation-of-cancer-fiesta-study
#17
Dan Hu, Hejun Zhang, Xiandong Lin, Gang Chen, Chao Li, Binying Liang, Yan Chen, Zhaolei Cui, Feng Peng, Xiongwei Zheng, Wenquan Niu
Aims: This cohort study was conducted to evaluate the prognostic impact of blood-routine parameters before radical gastrectomy on gastric cancer mortality. Methods: Total 3012 patients with gastric cancer were consecutively enrolled from a mono-center between 2000 and 2010, and the latest follow-up was completed in 2015. Results: The median follow-up time was 44.05 months. Finally, 1331 out of 3012 gastric cancer patients died from gastric cancer. Per standard deviation increment in neutrophil (hazard ratio or HR=1...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607413/early-gut-microbiota-intervention-suppresses-dss-induced-inflammatory-responses-by-deactivating-tlr-nlr-signalling-in-pigs
#18
Yi Xiao, Honglin Yan, Hui Diao, Bing Yu, Jun He, Jie Yu, Ping Zheng, Xiangbing Mao, Yuheng Luo, Daiwen Chen
Recent metagenomic studies suggest that innate and adaptive immune phenotypes can be programmed via gut microbiota-host interactions mediated via activation of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) on host cells. In this study, we used two extremely different pig lines (the Yorkshire and the Tibetan) to test the hypothesis that the transplantation of gut microbiota could transfer certain immunologic characteristics from donor to recipient. The faecal microbiota of these two pig lines was transplanted in healthy commercial hybrid newborn piglets to establish the "Tibetan-intervened" and "Yorkshire-intervened" porcine models...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606735/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-daily-oral-corticosteroids
#19
Niven Mehra, Adam Sharp, David Lorente, David Dolling, Semini Sumanasuriya, Bernadette Johnson, David Dearnaley, Chris Parker, Johann de Bono
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been shown to be highly prognostic across many tumor types, and predictive of treatment outcome in advanced prostate cancer, and has been postulated to be an indirect measure of tumor inflammation. We evaluated the effect of low-dose steroids on NLR in men suffering from castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The NLR was evaluated in a prospective randomized phase II trial that compared prednisolone 5 mg twice daily and dexamethasone 0...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605139/clinical-implications-of-pretreatment-inflammatory-biomarkers-as-independent-prognostic-indicators-in-prostate-cancer
#20
Zhaohui Sun, Ying Ju, Fuyan Han, Xiya Sun, Fang Wang
OBJECTIVES: Research on the relationship between inflammatory biomarkers and malignant tumors has become a hotspot. Many studies have demonstrated that neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) could act as independent prognostic indicators for several solid tumors. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical implications of pretreatment inflammatory biomarkers, including NLR, PLR, and RDW as independent prognostic indicators in prostate cancer (PCa)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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