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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930918/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-death-in-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Nicolas Moreau, Xavier Wittebole, Yvan Fleury, Patrice Forget, Pierre-François Laterre, Castanares-Zapatero Diego
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an inflammation score recognized as associated with outcome. While inflammation has been shown to correlate with the development of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), we sought to investigate the role of NLR in predicting 90-day mortality in cirrhotic patients experiencing ACLF.We performed a retrospective cohort study involving a total of 108 consecutive cirrhotic patients admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU). NLR, clinical and biological data were recorded...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930487/emerging-roles-of-inflammasomes-in-acute-pneumonia
#2
Sangeetha Ravi Kumar, Sagar Paudel, Laxman Ghimire, Scott Bergeron, Shanshan Cai, Rachel L Zemans, Gregory P Downey, Samithamby Jeyaseelan
Pneumonia is responsible for a substantial burden on healthcare worldwide and the single largest cause for death of infants globally. Pneumonia is caused by a variety of pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi. The lung has developed complex innate immune mechanisms to combat these infections while minimizing tissue damage. One essential mechanism that drives the initial innate immune response is sensing a broad spectrum of stimuli in the cytosol by inflammasomes. Inflammasomes are composed of NLR and non-NLR proteins, and activate caspase-1 that results in proinflammatory cytokine activation...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928808/identification-of-novel-methylated-targets-in-colorectal-cancer-by-microarray-analysis-and-construction-of-co-expression-network
#3
Dongsheng Li, Jialin Guo, Song Wang, Liangchen Zhu, Zugang Shen
The present study was conducted to investigate novel methylated targets in colorectal cancer (CRC). The mRNA expression profiles of GSE32323 in 17 cancer and non-cancerous tissues from CRC patients, as well as expression profiles of 5 CRC cell lines prior and subsequent to 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC) treatment, were obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in 5 CRC cell lines prior and subsequent to 5-aza-dC treatment were combined with the CRC-specific gene expression profiling array data...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921464/posttranslational-modification-control-of-inflammatory-signaling
#4
Yibo Si, Yunlu Zhang, Zijuan Chen, Ruixue Zhou, Yihua Zhang, Doudou Hao, Dapeng Yan
Inflammation is usually the defensive reaction of the immune system to the invasion of pathogen and the exogenous objects. The activation of inflammation helps our body to eliminate pathogenic microbe, virus, and parasite harming our health, while under many circumstances inflammation is the direct cause of the pathological damage in tissues and dysfunction of organs. The posttranslational modification (PTM) of the inflammatory pathways, such as TLR pathways, RLR pathways, NLR pathway, intracellular DNA sensors, intracellular RNA sensors, and inflammasomes, is crucial in the regulation of these signaling trails...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918424/systemic-inflammatory-response-is-a-prognostic-marker-in-hiv-infected-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
David J Pinato, Marco Merli, Alessia Dalla Pria, Shiraz Jamshaid, Kizzy Parker, Nicole Pagani, Hamid Hasson, Caterina Uberti Foppa, Emanuela Messina, Rohini Sharma, Mark Nelson, Mark Bower
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasingly prevalent in people living with HIV. Systemic inflammation is a prognostic factor requiring validation in HIV-associated HCC. AIMS: Using a multi-centre database of consecutive HCC cases, we investigated the prognostic role of a panel of inflammatory markers, including neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), using univariate and multivariate survival analyses. RESULTS: Fifty-nine patients with HIV-associated HCC secondary to hepatitis C (69%) or B virus infection (32%) were identified...
September 16, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916967/combined-analysis-of-the-pre-and-postoperative-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Kozo Miyatani, Hiroaki Saito, Yusuke Kono, Yuki Murakami, Hirohiko Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki, Keigo Ashida, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
PURPOSE: The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a biochemical marker of the systemic inflammatory response and has been associated with prognosis for various types of cancer. This retrospective study investigates the relationship between the pre- and postoperative NLR and the prognosis of gastric cancer patients. METHODS: The subjects were 280 patients who underwent curative surgery for histopathologically diagnosed gastric adenocarcinoma. RESULTS: The preoperative NLR was significantly correlated with tumor size, tumor depth, lymphatic invasion, venous invasion, and disease stage...
September 15, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915691/preoperative-monocyte-lymphocyte-and-neutrophil-lymphocyte-but-not-platelet-lymphocyte-ratios-are-predictive-of-clinical-outcomes-in-resected-patients-with-non-metastatic-siewert-type-ii-iii-adenocarcinoma-of-esophagogastric-junction-a-prospective-cohort-study
#7
Jia-Wei Zhang, Lei Huang, A-Man Xu
AIMS: To propectively reveal the clinicopathological and prognostic significances of monocyte-lymphocyte ratio (MLR), neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in resected patients with non-metastatic Siewert type II/III adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction (AEG). METHODS: A total of 611 patients diagnosed with Siewert type II/III AEG and undergoing surgery between 2006 and 2011 were prospectively followed-up until April 2016. Associations between preoperative peripheral MLR, NLR, and PLR and clinicopathological parameters were quantified using the multivariate Logistic regression model with adjustment...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915688/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-neurological-deterioration-following-acute-cerebral-hemorrhage
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Simona Lattanzi, Claudia Cagnetti, Leandro Provinciali, Mauro Silvestrini
Immunity plays key roles in pathophysiology of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of the study was to determine whether the peripheral leukocyte count and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicted neurological deterioration (ND) after ICH. We identified consecutive patients with ICH who had blood sampling performed within 24 hours from symptom's onset. Total white blood cells (WBC), absolute neutrophil count (ANC) and absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) were retrieved, and the NLR computed as the ratio of the ANC to ALC values...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915685/prognostic-significance-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-meta-analysis
#9
Nan Chen, Shuai Liu, Lin Huang, Wanling Li, Wenhao Yang, Tianxin Cong, Lin Ding, Meng Qiu
Systemic inflammation responses can be reflected by peripheral blood count and combine index like the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR). The NLR has been reported to be a poor prognostic indicator in cancer recently. However, the prognostic effect of the NLR in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) still unclear yet. We conducted this meta-analysis aiming to evaluate the pooled value of NLR in prognosis as well as clinical characteristics in malignant pleural mesothelioma. A total of 11 studies with 1533 patients were included in this meta-analysis, in which 10 studies investigated the prognosis role of NLR using hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913574/the-association-between-the-lymphocyte-monocyte-ratio-and-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Juping Du, Shuaishuai Chen, Jianfeng Shi, Xiaoli Zhu, Haijian Ying, Ying Zhang, Shiyong Chen, Bo Shen, Jun Li
The lymphocyte-monocyte ratio (LMR) is a systemic inflammatory marker for prediction of disease development, progress, and survival. Recently, a genome-wide association study identified genetic variations in ITGA4 and HLA-DRB1 that affect the LMR levels and were widely believed to be susceptibility genes for autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the role of LMR in RA patients remains unclear. The LMR level and other laboratory data of 66 RA patients, 163 osteoarthritis (OA) patients, and 131 healthy controls (HC) were compared using binary logistic regression...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911270/effective-partial-nitrification-of-ammonia-in-a-fluidized-bed-bioreactor
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Haolong Wang, Mingu Kim, Kai Li, Yuanyuan Shao, Jesse Zhu, George Nakhla
A lab-scale fluidized bed bioreactor with high-density polyethylene as biofilm carrier media was operated to study partial nitrification performance with high ammonia concentrations. The system was run at nitrogen loading rates (NLR) from 1.2 to 4.8 kg N/(m(3)·d) with empty bed contact time (EBCT) of 2.0 hrs and 2.7 hrs and four different influent ammonia concentrations of 100, 200, 300 and 400 mg/L. Dissolved oxygen concentration and temperature were maintained around 1.3 mg/L and 35˚C, respectively. Stable partial nitrification was successfully achieved during the whole period with low effluent NO3-N concentration at less than 15 mg/L, due to effective suppression of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria activity (NOB) at high concentrations of free ammonia (5...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910561/assessment-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-dry-eye-disease
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Tuba Celik
PURPOSE: To evaluate the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) levels in patients with dry eye disease (DED). METHODS: The white blood cell, neutrophil, platelet, and lymphocyte counts were performed in 78 dry eye patients and 60 controls. The NLR was calculated by dividing neutrophil count by lymphocyte count and the PLR was calculated by dividing platelet count by lymphocyte count. RESULTS: The mean age was 53...
September 14, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910195/elevated-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-metabolic-syndrome-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma
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Jae Hyun Kim, Kyoung Im Cho, Young A Kim, Seun Ja Park
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an important cardiovascular risk factor for insulin resistance and has been linked to colorectal adenoma via inflammation. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been suggested as an important inflammatory marker. We initiated this investigation to determine the relationship between colorectal adenoma and NLR in patients with MetS. METHODS: We examined participants who visited the Health Promotion Center at Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Korea...
September 14, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906371/survival-prediction-model-for-postoperative-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
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Zhihui Ren, Shasha He, Xiaotang Fan, Fangping He, Wei Sang, Yongxing Bao, Weixin Ren, Jinming Zhao, Xuewen Ji, Hao Wen
This study is to establish a predictive index (PI) model of 5-year survival rate for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after radical resection and to evaluate its prediction sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy.Patients underwent HCC surgical resection were enrolled and randomly divided into prediction model group (101 patients) and model evaluation group (100 patients). Cox regression model was used for univariate and multivariate survival analysis. A PI model was established based on multivariate analysis and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was drawn accordingly...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902640/is-neutrophyl-to-lymphocyte-ratio-really-a-useful-marker-for-all-grades-of-degenerative-aortic-stenosis
#15
Selçuk Küçükseymen, Göksel Çağırcı, Ramazan Güven, Şakir Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory processes play an important role in cardiac valve calcification and ossification. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and degenerative aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: A total of 220 patients with AS and 158 healthy individuals who were a control group were included in the study. The NLR was calculated by dividing the number of neutrophils by number of lymphocytes in peripheral blood samples...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901644/the-truncated-nlr-protein-tir-nbs13-is-a-mos6-importin-%C3%AE-3-interaction-partner-and-required-for-plant-immunity
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Charlotte Roth, Daniel Lüdke, Melanie Klenke, Annalena Quathamer, Oliver Valerius, Gerhard H Braus, Marcel Wiermer
Importin-α proteins mediate the translocation of nuclear localization signal (NLS)-containing proteins from the cytoplasm into the nucleus through nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Genetically, Arabidopsis IMPORTIN-α3/MOS6 (MODIFIER OF SNC1, 6) is required for basal plant immunity and constitutive disease resistance activated in the auto-immune mutant snc1 (suppressor of npr1-1, constitutive 1), suggesting that MOS6 plays a role in nuclear import of proteins involved in plant defense signaling. Here, we sought to identify and characterize defense-regulatory cargo proteins and interaction partners of MOS6...
September 13, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900989/-clinicopathological-classification-and-prognostic-factors-of-gastrointestinal-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-an-analysis-of-119-cases
#17
Xinli Ma, Wenyi Zhao, Chun Zhuang, Xiaosong Wang, Lin Tu, Ming Wang, Yongwei Sun, Hui Cao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics, pathological classification and prognostic factors of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine neoplasms (GI-NENs). METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 119 GI-NENs patients at Shanghai Renji Hospital from November 2007 to December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. According to the classification and grading criteria of the WHO Neuroendocrine Tumor 2010 edition, patients were classified pathologically to realize the malignant degree of tumors...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899420/prognostic-value-of-systemic-immune-inflammation-index-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#18
Kang Wang, Feiyu Diao, Zhijun Ye, Xinhua Zhang, Ertao Zhai, Hui Ren, Tong Li, Hui Wu, Yulong He, Shirong Cai, Jianhui Chen
BACKGROUND: Inflammation-based indexes have been used to predict survival and recurrence in cancer patients. Systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) was reported to be associated with prognosis in some malignant tumors. In the present study, we aimed to explore the association between SII and the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 444 gastric cancer patients who underwent gastrectomy at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University between January 1994 and December 2005...
September 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899359/transcript-profiling-of-the-immunological-interactions-between-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-serotype-7-and-the-host-by-dual-rna-seq
#19
Ping Li, Zhiwen Xu, Xiangang Sun, Yue Yin, Yi Fan, Jun Zhao, Xiyu Mao, Jianbo Huang, Fan Yang, Ling Zhu
BACKGROUND: The complexity of the pathogenic mechanism underlying the host immune response to Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia (App) makes the use of preventive measures difficult, and a more global view of the host-pathogen interactions and new insights into this process are urgently needed to reveal the pathogenic and immune mechanisms underlying App infection. Here, we infected specific pathogen-free Mus musculus with App serotype 7 by intranasal inoculation to construct an acute hemorrhagic pneumonia infection model and isolated the infected lungs for analysis of the interactions by dual RNA-seq...
September 12, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894464/inflammatory-markers-as-prognostic-factors-of-survival-in-patients-affected-by-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-transarterial-chemoembolization
#20
A Rebonato, L Graziosi, D Maiettini, E Marino, V De Angelis, L Brunese, S Mosca, G Metro, M Rossi, G Orgera, M Scialpi, A Donini
INTRODUCTION: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a good choice for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment when surgery and liver transplantation are not feasible. Few studies reported the value of prognostic factors influencing survival after chemoembolization. In this study, we evaluated whether preoperative inflammatory factors such as neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and platelet to lymphocyte ratio affected our patient survival when affected by hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated a total of 72 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma that underwent TACE...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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