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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723945/haematological-and-cd4-t-cells-reference-ranges-in-healthy-adult-populations-in-gojjam-zones-in-amhara-region-ethiopia
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Wondemagegn Mulu, Bayeh Abera, Zewdie Mekonnen, Yesuf Adem, Mulat Yimer, Yohannes Zenebe, Asmare Amuamuta, Wondimu Gebeyehu
INTRODUCTION: Establishing national population haematological and immunological reference ranges are essential for clinical management of patients. However, there is scarcity of information on community based haematological reference ranges established from Ethiopian population. Therefore, this study aimed at determining haematological and CD4+ T cells reference ranges in healthy adults from East and West Gojjam zones, Ethiopia. METHODS: Community based cross-sectional study was conducted from May 2015 to December 2015 in healthy adult residents of Gojjam zone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722696/hematocrit-and-serum-hemoglobin-do-not-influence-values-in-computed-tomography-perfusion-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Grzegorz Marek Karwacki, Matthias Richard Benz, Anthony Joseph Tyndall, Stephan Ulmer
OBJECTIVE: There is a correlation between both serum hemoglobin (HGB) and hematocrit (HCT) and attenuation values of vessels in noncontrast-enhanced computed tomography (NECT), which could influence calculated perfusion maps in CT perfusion. METHODS: We retrospectively included 45 patients, who presented with acute new neurological symptoms and underwent NECT and CT perfusion (128-row multi detector scanner, coverage: 6.9 cm craniocaudally; 80 kV; 200 mAs; temporal resolution: 2 seconds using 40 mL Ultravist 370 at a flow rate of 5 mL/s) on admission and a follow-up MRI within 1 week of admission...
July 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722518/effects-of-pentoxifylline-on-hemodynamic-hemorheological-and-microcirculatory-parameters-in-young-shrs-during-arterial-hypertension-development
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Mark B Plotnikov, Oleg I Aliev, Alexander Y Shamanaev, Anastasia V Sidekhmenova, Yana Anfinogenova, Anna M Anishchenko, Tatiana I Fomina, Alexander M Arkhipov
The most common form of hypertension in young adults is isolated diastolic hypertension. Diastolic arterial pressure is determined by the total peripheral resistance and depends on both vascular hindrance and blood viscosity. The aim of our work was to study the efficiency of pentoxifylline (PTX) in young spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) during the development of arterial hypertension. The effects of a treatment course with PTX (100 mg/kg/day p.o. for 6 weeks, from 5 to 11 weeks old) on the mean, systolic, and diastolic blood pressure (BP); stroke volume; cardiac output; total peripheral resistance (TPR); whole blood viscosity (BV); plasma viscosity; hematocrit; RBC aggregation and deformability; local cerebral blood flow (lCBF); and microvascularization of the visual cortex were studied in SHRs in comparison with control SHRs and Wistar Kyoto rats...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721216/switch-to-restoration-therapy-in-a-testosterone-treated-central-hypogonadism-with-erythrocytosis
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B Cangiano, C Cacciatore, L Persani, M Bonomi
We describe a case of severe erythrocytosis caused by testosterone replacement therapy in a 66-year-old man affected with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) determining osteoporosis, resolved by switching to restoration therapy with clomiphene citrate. The patient complained fatigue, loss of libido and defective erections and a spontaneous vertebral fracture despite bisphosphonate therapy and vitamin D supplementation. The examinations proved isolated HH and he was therefore treated with testosterone gel with regression of specific manifestations but elevated hemoglobin and hematocrit values...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720395/acetazolamide-and-n-acetylcysteine-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-mountain-sickness-monge-s-disease
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Shailendra Sharma, Jane Gralla, Joyce Gonzalez Ordonez, Maria-Elena Hurtado, Erik R Swenson, Robert B Schoene, Jackeline Pando Kelly, David Callacondo, Christopher Rivard, Carlos Roncal-Jimenez, Jeffrey Sirota, Richard Fuquay, Brian P Jackson, Kai E Swenson, Richard J Johnson, Abdias Hurtado, Elizabeth Escudero
Patients suffering from chronic mountain sickness (CMS) have excessive erythrocytosis. Low -level cobalt toxicity as a likely contributor has been demonstrated in some subjects. We performed a randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial in Cerro de Pasco, Peru (4,380 m), where 84 participants with a hematocrit (HCT) ≥65% and CMS score>6, were assigned to four treatment groups of placebo, acetazolamide (ACZ, which stimulates respiration), N-acetylcysteine (NAC, an antioxidant that chelates cobalt) and combination of ACZ and NAC for 6 weeks...
July 15, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720200/influence-of-erythrocyte-aggregation-on-radial-migration-of-platelet-sized-spherical-particles-in-shear-flow
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Cyrille Guilbert, Boris Chayer, Louise Allard, François T H Yu, Guy Cloutier
Blood platelets when activated are involved in the mechanisms of hemostasis and thrombosis, and their migration toward injured vascular endothelium necessitates interaction with red blood cells (RBCs). Rheology co-factors such as a high hematocrit and a high shear rate are known to promote platelet mass transport toward the vessel wall. Hemodynamic conditions promoting RBC aggregation may also favor platelet migration, particularly in the venous system at low shear rates. The aim of this study was to confirm experimentally the impact of RBC aggregation on platelet-sized micro particle migration in a Couette flow apparatus...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719978/optimizing-rna-extraction-of-renal-papilla-biopsy-tissue-in-kidney-stone-formers-a-new-methodology-for-genomic-study
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Kazumi Taguchi, Manint Usawachintachit, Shuzo Hamamoto, Rei Unno, David T Tzou, Benjamin Sherer, Yongmei Wang, Atsushi Okada, Marshall Stoller, Takahiro Yasui, Thomas Chi
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic tools have provided versatile examination and treatment for kidney stone procedures. Despite endourologists researching urinary stone disease using endoscopes to collect tissue, this tissue collection method is limited. Endoscopically removed tissues are small in size, restricting the types of genome-based examination possible. We investigated a new method of renal papilla biopsy and RNA extraction to establish a genomic research methodology for kidney stone disease...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718522/t2-prepared-balanced-steady-state-free-precession-bssfp-for-quantifying-whole-blood-oxygen-saturation-at-1-5t
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Ana E Rodríguez-Soto, Osheiza Abdulmalik, Michael C Langham, Nadav Schwartz, Hyunyeol Lee, Felix W Wehrli
PURPOSE: To establish a calibration equation to convert human blood T2 to the full range of oxygen saturation levels (HbO2 ) and physiologic hematocrit (Hct) values using a T2 -prepared balanced steady-state free precession sequence (T2 -SSFP) at 1.5T. METHODS: Blood drawn from 10 healthy donors (29.1 ± 3.9 years old) was prepared into samples of varying HbO2 and Hct (n = 79), and imaged using T2 -SSFP sequence at 37°C and interrefocusing interval τ180  = 12 ms...
July 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718516/control-of-the-fluid-viscosity-in-a-mock-circulation
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Stefan Boës, Gregor Ochsner, Raffael Amacher, Anastasios Petrou, Mirko Meboldt, Marianne Schmid Daners
A mock circulation allows the in vitro investigation, development, and testing of ventricular assist devices. An aqueous-glycerol solution is commonly used to mimic the viscosity of blood. Due to evaporation and temperature changes, the viscosity of the solution drifts from its initial value and therefore, deviates substantially from the targeted viscosity of blood. Additionally, the solution needs to be exchanged to account for changing viscosities when mimicking different hematocrits. This article presents a method to control the viscosity in a mock circulation...
July 17, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717569/histogram-analysis-for-smartphone-based-rapid-hematocrit-determination
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Uddin M Jalal, Sang C Kim, Joon S Shim
A novel and rapid analysis technique using histogram has been proposed for the colorimetric quantification of blood hematocrits. A smartphone-based "Histogram" app for the detection of hematocrits has been developed integrating the smartphone embedded camera with a microfluidic chip via a custom-made optical platform. The developed histogram analysis shows its effectiveness in the automatic detection of sample channel including auto-calibration and can analyze the single-channel as well as multi-channel images...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717536/safety-and-efficacy-of-bipolar-energy-for-transurethral-resection-of-bladder-tumours-a-prospective-quasi-randomized-study
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Vasudevan Thirugnanasambandam, Jeyaraman Ramanathan
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bipolar energy in resecting bladder tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was done between March 2012 and February 2013. This is a prospective quasi-randomized study evaluating the safety and efficacy of bipolar energy in transurethral resection of bladder tumours (TURBT). Institutional Ethics Committee approval was obtained. Informed consent was taken from all patients. Patients were randomized into two groups of 50 each to undergo either monopolar TURBT or bipolar TURBT using glycine and saline irrigation solutions, respectively...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712736/multivariable-analysis-of-factors-affecting-length-of-stay-and-hospital-charges-after-single-level-corpectomy
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Jian Guan, Michael Karsy, Meic H Schmidt, Andrew T Dailey, Erica F Bisson
Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) is commonly employed for treating myelopathy, deformity, and a variety of other cervical pathologies. Limited data are available on factors associated with longer hospitalization and higher hospital charges following ACCF. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pre-, intra-, and postoperative variables that are associated with length of hospital stay and hospital charges for patients undergoing single-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion in a retrospective case series...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710401/capture-of-microparticles-by-bolus-flow-of-red-blood-cells-in-capillaries
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Naoki Takeishi, Yohsuke Imai
Previous studies have concluded that microparticles (MPs) can more effectively approach the microvessel wall than nanoparticles because of margination. In this study, however, we show that MPs are not marginated in capillaries where the vessel diameter is comparable to that of red blood cells (RBCs). We numerically investigated the behavior of MPs with a diameter of 1 μm in various microvessel sizes, including capillaries. In capillaries, the flow mode of RBCs shifted from multi-file flow to bolus (single-file) flow, and MPs were captured by the bolus flow of the RBCs instead of being marginated...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709756/postoperative-outcomes-associated-with-neuraxial-vs-general-anesthesia-following-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jeffrey B Walker, Patrick L Nguyen, Ulrich H Schmidt, Rodney A Gabriel
BACKGROUND: There is sparse evidence on the benefit of neuraxial (NA) vs general anesthesia (GA) as the primary anesthetic in postoperative outcomes following bilateral total knee arthroplasty. We sought to elucidate differences in outcomes in this surgical population using a national database. METHODS: We used data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2007 to 2013 and compared rates of various postoperative outcomes in propensity-matched cohorts (NA vs GA)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709582/the-incidence-of-transfusion-and-associated-risk-factors-in-pelvic-reconstructive-surgery
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Lopa K Pandya, Courtney Lynch, Andrew F Hundley, Silpa Nekkanti, Catherine O Hudson
BACKGROUND: Almost 400,000 female pelvic reconstructive operations were performed in 2010 for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in the United States, and it is likely that this will continue to increase each year. There is a lack of population-based data evaluating the risk of blood transfusion after urogynecologic procedures. OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of blood transfusion related to pelvic reconstructive surgery in a large national surgical quality database and to identify transfusion-associated risk factors...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709177/effects-of-testosterone-therapy-on-bmi-blood-pressure-and-laboratory-profile-of-transgender-men-a-systematic-review
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I Velho, T M Fighera, P K Ziegelmann, P M Spritzer
Testosterone is the main hormonal agent used for cross-sex hormone therapy in female-to-male transgender persons. Our aim was to systematically review the literature concerning the effects of testosterone on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, hematocrit, hemoglobin, lipid profile, and liver enzymes in transgender men. PUBMED and EMBASE were searched for studies published until March 2017. Studies were included if they reported interventions with any dose of testosterone and comparison of variables before and during treatment...
July 14, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706239/increased-adipose-tissue-heme-levels-and-exportation-are-associated-with-altered-systemic-glucose-metabolism
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José María Moreno-Navarrete, Amaia Rodríguez, Francisco Ortega, Sara Becerril, Mònica Sabater-Masdeu, Jessica Latorre, Wifredo Ricart, Gema Frühbeck, José Manuel Fernández-Real
Iron status is known to be associated with the physiology of adipose tissue (AT). We aimed to investigate AT heme and expression of heme exporter (FLVCR1) in association with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Substantial amounts of FLVCR1 mRNA and protein levels were detected in AT, being significantly increased in subjects with T2D, and positively correlated with fasting glucose, fasting triglycerides and with circulating markers of iron stores (serum ferritin, blood hemoglobin and hematocrit). In both visceral (VAT) and subcutaneous AT (SAT), increased heme levels were found in subjects with T2D...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705998/is-normobaric-hypoxia-an-effective-treatment-for-sustaining-previously-acquired-altitude-acclimatization
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Beth A Beidleman, Charles S Fulco, Bruce S Cadarette, Allen Cymerman, Mark J Buller, Roy M Salgado, Alexander M Posch, Janet E Staab, Ingrid V Sils, Beau R Yurkevicius, Adam J Luippold, Alexander P Welles, Stephen R Muza
This study examined whether normobaric hypoxia (NH) treatment is more efficacious for sustaining high altitude (HA) acclimatization during re-introduction to altitude (RA) than no treatment at all. Seventeen sea level (SL) residents (age=23±6yrs; mean±SE) completed in the following order: 1)4d of SL testing, 2)12d of high altitude (HA) acclimatization at 4300m, 3)12d at SL post HA acclimatization (Post) where each received either NH (n=9;FiO2=0.122) or Sham (n=8;FiO2=0.207) treatment, and 4)24-h re-introduction to 4300m altitude (RA) in a hypobaric chamber...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703877/biochemical-and-hematological-evaluations-of-black-howler-monkeys-alouatta-pigra-in-highly-degraded-landscapes-in-mexico
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Luis M García-Feria, Colin A Chapman, Rosalía Pastor-Nieto, Juan Carlos Serio-Silva
BACKGROUND: Loss and fragmentation of Neotropical primates' habitat can alter the health and individual adaptation. Physiological parameters reflect health status and individuals responses to the habitat conditions. METHODS: We captured six wild adult females and six adult males of Alouatta pigra to evaluate their physical condition (body mass, respiratory and heart rate, and rectal temperature), hematology and blood chemistry on fragmentation habitat condition at southeastern Mexico...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703447/chronic-diarrhea-in-dogs-retrospective-study-in-136-cases
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M Volkmann, J M Steiner, G T Fosgate, J Zentek, S Hartmann, B Kohn
BACKGROUND: Chronic diarrhea (CD) is common in dogs, and information on frequency and distribution of primary and secondary causes is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate underlying causes and predictors of outcome in dogs with CD. ANIMALS: One hundred and thirty-six client-owned dogs with CD (≥3 weeks duration). METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records (Small Animal Clinic, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 09/2009-07/2011)...
July 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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