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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235214/the-effect-of-administration-of-copper-nanoparticles-to-chickens-in-their-drinking-water-on-the-immune-and-antioxidant-status-of-the-blood
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Katarzyna Ognik, Iwona Sembratowicz, Ewelina Cholewińska, Jan Jankowski, Krzysztof Kozłowski, Jerzy Juśkiewicz, Zenon Zduńczyk
The aim of this experiment was to determine what dosage of copper (Cu) nanoparticles, added to a standard dietary supplementation with copper sulfate, would improve antioxidant and immune defense in chickens. The experiment was conducted with 126 broiler chickens assigned to seven treatments with three pens per treatment and six broiler chickens per pen. The basal-diet treatment did not receive Cu nanoparticles (nano-Cu) and as shown by analyses it was Cu-deficient (-29% vs. National Research Council (NRC) recommendations; 5...
December 12, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235061/differential-expression-of-immune-factor-between-patients-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-and-the-healthy-volunteers
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Chen Ye, Guang'an Xiao, Jian Xu, Shengfei Qin, Yuhua Luo, Guanghua Chen, H Henry Lai, Tie Zhou
PURPOSE: Immune mechanisms have been hypothesized to contribute to the development of CP/CPPS. In this study, we investigated the differential expression of immune factors between patients with CP/CPPS and healthy volunteers. METHODS: This study was registered in Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry. Healthy volunteers and patients with CP/CPPS were enrolled in this study. The inclusion criteria for patients were below: (1) aged 18-45 years old; (2) prostatitis-related syndrome longer than 3 months; (3) normal routine urine culture and negative bacterial culture in prostatic fluid...
December 12, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233117/elizabethkingia-miricola-as-an-opportunistic-oral-pathogen-associated-with-superinfectious-complications-in-humoral-immunodeficiency-a-case-report
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Przemysław Zdziarski, Mariola Paściak, Klaudia Rogala, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Andrzej Gamian
BACKGROUND: Elizabethkingia miricola is a rare Gram-negative bacterium found in water and clinical specimens. Typical culturing methods often misidentify Elizabethkingia spp. as Flavobacterium or Chryseobacterium. Although diagnosis is based on culturing samples taken from sterile sites, such as blood, a proper identification of this bacterium requires an expertise that goes beyond the capabilities of a typical clinical laboratory. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-year-old woman diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency was admitted to our center...
December 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233038/juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-turkey-demographic-clinical-and-laboratory-features-with-disease-activity-and-outcome
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S Sahin, A Adrovic, K Barut, N Canpolat, Y Ozluk, I Kilicaslan, S Caliskan, L Sever, O Kasapcopur
Objectives This paper aims to assess in a retrospective fashion the clinical and laboratory features, severity and outcome of juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) from a referral center in Turkey. Methods We have included all jSLE patients ( n = 92) diagnosed according to the revised American College of Rheumatology 1997 criteria between January 2004 and January 2017. Results The most prevalent clinical feature in our cohort was mucocutaneous manifestations (97.8%), followed by constitutional (81...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231590/-clinical-therapeutic-effect-on-bronchial-asthma-in-children-of-different-body-constitutions-treated-with-sanfu-pingchuan-plaster-and-sanjiu-zhichuan-plaster
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Yaning Deng, Hongxin Yang, Min Tang, Peng Wang, Lan Zhang, Yanying Shi
OBJECTIVE: To observe the difference in the clinical therapeutic effects on bronchial asthma in children of different body constitutions treated with sanfu pingchuan plaster and sanjiu zhichuan plaster. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-two children of bronchial asthma were divided into three groups according to TCM body constitutions, 42 cases in the qi deficiency constitution group, 40 cases in the yang deficiency constitution group and 40 cases in the phlegm damp constitution group...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231470/-impacts-of-mild-moxibustion-on-immune-indices-and-nailfold-microcirculation-in-the-subhealthy-group
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Lu He, Chunhua Wang, Ling Hu, Feng Hao, Zijian Wu, Ronglin Cai, Jie Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference in the clinical therapeutic effects of the regulation of subhealthy condition between the mild moxibustion on alternate days and Chinese herbal medicine. METHODS: Seventy-two participants of subhealthy condition were assigned into a mild moxibustion group (36 cases) and a medication group (36 cases) according to random number table. In the mild moxibustion group, the intervention of mild moxibustion with moxa stick was applied to Guanyuan (CV 4), Zusanli (ST 36) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6), once every other day...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230710/a-case-report-of-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-monoclonal-immunoglobulin-m-kappa-deposits-without-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorder-or-detectable-paraproteinemia
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Yoshito Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Maeda, Katsuyuki Nagatoya, Atsushi Yamauchi
A 53-year-old man presented with proteinuria and hematuria. No significant abnormality was detected in his physical examination or laboratory tests, including evidence of paraprotein in serum and urine. Renal biopsy revealed mesangial proliferation, thickened glomerular basement membranes, and spike formation. Immunofluorescence revealed deposition of immunoglobulin (Ig) M heavy chain, kappa (κ) light chain, and complement component C3 along capillary walls in the glomeruli. Light chain staining indicated significant restriction, because only κ chain, not lambda chain, was present in glomeruli...
December 11, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228688/altered-follicular-helper-t-cell-impaired-antibody-production-in-a-murine-model-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Huijuan Jiang, Ningbo Cui, Liyan Yang, Chunyan Liu, Lanzhu Yue, Lifang Guo, Huaquan Wang, Zonghong Shao
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of clonal hematopoietic diseases which have a high risk of progressing to acute myeloid leukemia. MDS patients have immunologic deficiency, including T and B cells dysfunction. Follicular T helper cells (Tfh, CD4+CXCR5+) are an important subset of helper T cells which help to the formation of germinal centers and B cells differentiation. In this study, we investigated the proportion and function of Tfh using NUP98-HOXD13 transgenic (NHD13) mice model with MDS phenotype...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228057/n-acetylcysteine-nac-ameliorates-epstein-barr-virus-latent-membrane-protein-1-induced-chronic-inflammation
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Xiao Gao, Eirini-Maria Lampraki, Sarwah Al-Khalidi, Muhammad Asif Qureshi, Rhea Desai, Joanna Beatrice Wilson
Chronic inflammation results when the immune system responds to trauma, injury or infection and the response is not resolved. It can lead to tissue damage and dysfunction and in some cases predispose to cancer. Some viruses (including Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)) can induce inflammation, which may persist even after the infection has been controlled or cleared. The damage caused by inflammation, can itself act to perpetuate the inflammatory response. The latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) of EBV is a pro-inflammatory factor and in the skin of transgenic mice causes a phenotype of hyperplasia with chronic inflammation of increasing severity, which can progress to pre-malignant and malignant lesions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228016/prevalence-and-molecular-profiling-of-epstein-barr-virus-ebv-among-healthy-blood-donors-from-different-nationalities-in-qatar
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Maria K Smatti, Hadi M Yassine, Raed AbuOdeh, Asmaa AlMarawani, Sara A Taleb, Asmaa A Althani, Gheyath K Nasrallah
BACKGROUND: The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. EBV is highly prevalent lymphotropic herpesvirus and has been linked to several malignancies. Transmission is generally by oral secretions, but can be through blood transfusions and organ transplantations. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence, viremia rates, and circulating genotypes of EBV in healthy blood donors in Qatar. METHODS: Blood samples from 673 blood donors of different nationalities residing in Qatar (mainly Qatar, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Pakistan, and India) were collected and tested for anti-EBV capsid (VCA; IgG & IgM), nuclear (EBNA; IgG), and early (EA-D; IgG) antigens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226764/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-in-refractory-b-cell-lymphomas
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Stephen J Schuster, Jakub Svoboda, Elise A Chong, Sunita D Nasta, Anthony R Mato, Özlem Anak, Jennifer L Brogdon, Iulian Pruteanu-Malinici, Vijay Bhoj, Daniel Landsburg, Mariusz Wasik, Bruce L Levine, Simon F Lacey, Jan J Melenhorst, David L Porter, Carl H June
Background Patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma or follicular lymphoma that is refractory to or that relapses after immunochemotherapy and transplantation have a poor prognosis. High response rates have been reported with the use of T cells modified by chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) that target CD19 in B-cell cancers, although data regarding B-cell lymphomas are limited. Methods We used autologous T cells that express a CD19-directed CAR (CTL019) to treat patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma or follicular lymphoma that had relapsed or was refractory to previous treatments...
December 10, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226330/transcutaneous-immunization-with-pneumococcal-surface-protein-a-in-mice
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Hiromi Nagano, Masaki Kawabata, Gen Sugita, Akitoshi Tsuruhara, Junichiro Ohori, Tomohiro Jimura, Keiichi Miyashita, Yuichi Kurono, Kazuhiro Tomonaga, David E Briles, Kohtaro Fujihashi
OBJECTIVE: Pneumococcal infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major upper respiratory tract disease that causes severe illness and mortality. Therefore, it is important to develop safe and effective vaccines to prevent pneumococcal infections. The goal of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of transcutaneous immunization (TCI) for induction of pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) responses in the upper respiratory tract. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were transcutaneously immunized with 1 μg of PspA and 2 μg of cholera toxin (CT) six times at weekly intervals and compared with transcutaneously treated controls (PBS alone/PspA alone/CT alone)...
December 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225979/waldenstrom-s-macroglobulinemia-a-report-of-two-cases-one-with-severe-retinopathy-and-one-with-renal-failure
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Naoko Kudo, Masakatsu Usui, Yukiharu Nakabo, Ken-Ichi Yoshida, Kenji Miki, Takashi Osafune, Keisuke Nishimura, Shinsaku Imashuku
We report here two cases of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM), one with central nervous system (CNS) symptoms and severe retinopathy and one with renal failure. In both cases, the serum IgM levels exceeded 3,000 mg/dL and monoclonal IgM-kappa was observed in the blood. At onset, Case 1, a 63-year-old female, developed CNS symptoms-namely, drowsiness and syncope. Case 2, a 58-year-old male, had nausea and dysgeusia on admission associated with renal failure, which is quite rare in patients with WM. Both patients exhibited hyperviscosity-related retinopathy, but it was particularly severe in Case 1: she suddenly lost her vision after admission...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225799/kidney-involvement-in-the-schnitzler-syndrome-a-rare-disease
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Carlo Basile, Luigi Rossi, Francesco Casucci, Annalisa Teutonico, Pasquale Libutti, Piero Lisi, Carlo Lomonte, Raffaele Manna
The Schnitzler syndrome (SS) is a rare and underdiagnosed entity that associates a chronic urticarial rash, monoclonal IgM (or sometimes IgG) gammopathy and signs and symptoms of systemic inflammation. During the past 45 years, the SS has evolved from an elusive little-known disorder to the paradigm of a late-onset acquired auto-inflammatory syndrome. Though there is no definite proof of its precise pathogenesis, it should be considered as an acquired disease involving abnormal stimulation of the innate immune system, which can be reversed by the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist anakinra...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224848/anti-mumps-igm-antibody-positive-rate-with-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-using-second-generation-enzyme-immunoassay-a-retrospective-multi-institutional-investigation-in-hokkaido-japan
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Atsushi Fukuda, Shinya Morita, Yuji Nakamaru, Kimiko Hoshino, Keishi Fujiwara, Shigeru Akazawa, Tomohiro Sakashita, Nobuyuki Obara, Akihiro Homma
OBJECTIVE: Although elevated anti-mumps IgM antibody levels were reported in 5.7%-7.2% of Japanese patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), there were several reports of false-positive cases, such as the continually IgM positive case and the IgM positive case in normal adults. To improve specificity, the new enzyme immuno assay (EIA) anti-mumps IgM antibody measurement kit was introduced in December 2009. This study re-examined the frequency of anti-mumps IgM antibody test positivity with SSNHL using the new measurement kit and compared the results with those from a previous report that used old kit...
December 7, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224328/-clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-analysis-of-monoclonal-igm-related-al-amyloidosis
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Y Y Mao, J Feng, Q Meng, K N Shen, X X Cao, D B Zhou, J Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219127/dengue-fever-in-a-municipality-of-west-bengal-india-2015-an-outbreak-investigation
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Falguni Debnath, Manickam Ponnaiah, Pralay Acharya
BACKGROUND: In November 2015, death due to fever and increased number of fever cases were reported from Baranagar Municipality of North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. OBJECTIVES: The episode was investigated with the objective to (1) confirm the existence of an outbreak, (2) describe it in terms of time, place, and person, (3) determine the cause of outbreak, and (4) recommend control measures. METHODS: Monthly incidence of dengue from 2012 to 2014 was calculated and compared with 2015 to confirm the outbreak...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218495/systemic-epstein-barr-virus-positive-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorders-of-childhood-with-fulminant-leukocytosis-and-tumor-lysis-a-case-report-with-autopsy-findings
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Sachie Wada, Takayuki Suzuki, Koichi Kitazume, Akira Fujita, Seiichiro Shimizu
Systemic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders (T-LPD) of childhood is an extremely rare disease characterized by an aggressive clinical course and very poor prognosis. We report an adolescent male with systemic EBV-positive T-LPD of childhood after primary EBV infection, resulting in a fatal clinical course within 9 days, along with autopsy findings. A 19-year-old male without an immunocompromised status presented with an acute onset of high fever, and was hospitalized for persistent fever, vomiting and diarrhea on the 5th day from onset...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218125/the-seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-of-toxoplasmosis-among-female-undergraduate-university-students-in-saudi-arabia
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Riyadh A Alzaheb, Osama Al-Amer
Objectives: Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a serious public health issue, but limited data has been published to date on the seroprevalence of T. gondii infection in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, this study aimed to establish the seroprevalence and risk factors of T. gondii infection using a sample of females enrolled at a university in Northern Saudi Arabia. Methods: Using a cross-sectional research approach, we recruited a convenience sample of 180 healthy females studying at the University of Tabuk between February and June 2016...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217968/investigation-of-markers-of-allergic-sensitization-and-viral-infections-in-children-with-allergy-and-asthma
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Rūta Dubakienė, Vilija Rubinaitė, Malvina Petronytė, Indrė Dalgėdienė, Odilija Rudzevičienė, Dalia Dubakaitė, Palmira Rudalevičienė, Aurelija Žvirblienė
Background: Allergic diseases are the most prevalent chronic diseases in the developed countries. It is believed that early allergic sensitization and respiratory viral infections play an important role in the development of allergic diseases and asthma. Methods: The current study investigated the correlation between asthma, allergy, and various markers - allergen-specific IgE, IgG4 and IgA, ECP, IgM, and IgG antibodies against respiratory viruses hRSV and hPIV1-4 - in blood serum samples from 80 children (mean age 5...
2017: Acta Medica Lituanica
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