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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161668/patterns-of-c-reactive-protein-ratio-response-to-antibiotics-in-pediatric-sepsis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Vanessa Soares Lanziotti, Pedro Póvoa, Arnaldo Prata-Barbosa, Lucas Berbet Pulcheri, Ligia S C F Rabello, José Roberto Lapa E Silva, Marcio Soares, Jorge I F Salluh
PURPOSE: Evaluate sequential C-reactive protein (CRP) measurements and patterns of CRP-ratio response to antibiotic therapy during first 7days in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of septic children. METHODS: Prospective, cohort study of children (1month-12years) admitted at 3 PICUs, with diagnosis of sepsis with <72h course. CRP-ratio was calculated in relation to D0_CRP value. Children were classified according to an individual pattern of CRP-ratio response: fast - CRP_D4 of therapy was <0...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161368/management-of-cardiac-tamponade-in-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-single-centre-15%C3%A2-year-experience-on-5222-procedures
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Rikuta Hamaya, Shinsuke Miyazaki, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Shigeki Kusa, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Hachiya, Takatsugu Kajiyama, Tomonori Watanabe, Miyako Igarashi, Kenzo Hirao, Yoshito Iesaka
Aims: Cardiac tamponade during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is infrequent but potentially fatal. This study aimed to retrospectively investigate the incidence, management, and outcomes of tamponade in large patient series. Methods and results: The study analysed 5222 AF ablation procedures in 3483 patients between 2002 and 2016 under a heparin-bridge anticoagulation protocol. Cardiac tamponade occurred in 51 procedures/patients, and the incidence was 0...
November 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161330/fasciola-spp-mapping-of-the-mf6-epitope-and-antigenic-analysis-of-the-mf6p-hdm-family-of-heme-binding-proteins
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Victoria Martínez-Sernández, María J Perteguer, Mercedes Mezo, Marta González-Warleta, Teresa Gárate, M Adela Valero, Florencio M Ubeira
MF6p/FhHDM-1 is a small cationic heme-binding protein which is recognized by the monoclonal antibody (mAb) MF6, and abundantly present in parenchymal cells and secreted antigens of Fasciola hepatica. Orthologs of this protein (MF6p/HDMs) also exist in other causal agents of important foodborne trematodiasis, such as Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini and Paragonimus westermani. Considering that MF6p/FhHDM-1 is relevant for heme homeostasis in Fasciola and was reported to have immunomodulatory properties, this protein is expected to be a useful target for vaccination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160122/reduced-soluble-toll-like-receptors-2-in-type-2-diabetes
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Emanuela Zaharieva, Tsvetelina Velikova, Adelina Tsakova, Zdravko Kamenov
BACKGROUND: Soluble forms of Toll-like receptors (sTLR) 2 and 4 exert negative regulatory control on membrane-bound receptor activation. The study estimates the sTLR2 and sTLR4's serum levels in type 2 diabetes (T2D) and evaluates their relationship with metabolic and inflammatory parameters. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixty three patients with T2D and 25 controls were enrolled. sTLR were assayed through ELISA. Inflammatory markers included Interleukin 6 (IL-6), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and tumour necrosis factor α...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159893/exposure-response-relationship-of-certolizumab-pegol-induction-and-maintenance-therapy-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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N Vande Casteele, B G Feagan, S Vermeire, M Yassine, J Coarse, G Kosutic, W J Sandborn
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic drug monitoring may optimize therapy for Crohn's disease (CD). AIM: To use a population pharmacokinetic model that accounts for the time-varying nature of covariates to simulate certolizumab pegol (CZP) concentrations to evaluate the exposure-response relationship for CZP in Crohn's disease. METHODS: Adults (N = 2157) with Crohn's disease were treated with CZP in nine clinical trials. Simulated CZP concentrations were compared to outcomes at weeks 6 and 26, including Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI) response (decrease from baseline ≥ 100 points), remission (CDAI ≤ 150), C-reactive protein (CRP) ≤ 5 mg/L, faecal calprotectin (FC) ≤ 250 μg/g, and a composite endpoint of CDAI ≤ 150 and FC ≤ 250 μg/g...
November 21, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159591/evaluation-of-the-associations-between-endothelial-dysfunction-inflammation-and-coagulation-in-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-patients
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Halef Okan Doğan, Seyit Ali Büyüktuna, Sercan Kapancik, Sevtap Bakir
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne zoonotic viral disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between inflammation, coagulation and endothelial dysfunction in CCHF. The study population consisted of 40 patients and 50 healthy controls. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), endocan, high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP), international normalized ratio (INR), prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and platelets values were determined in blood samples...
November 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159505/biochemical-stress-evaluation-after-medial-parapatellar-and-subvastus-approach-in-total-knee-replacement
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L Sabatini, G Nicolaci, F Atzori, A Oliva, A Aprato, M Terzolo, A Masse'
INTRODUCTION: Even if different surgical approaches for total knee arthroplasty are well known since decades, the standard medial parapatellar incision remains the most common one; general agreement about significant advantages with minimally invasive techniques is lacking. Furthermore, the surgical stress effect on the organism has always been analyzed through blood inflammatory parameters. This study aim was to compare the standard and subvastus approaches, using the salivary cortisol in particular as measure for systemic surgery-related stress...
November 20, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159396/association-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-lower-brain-volume-in-healthy-middle-aged-adults-in-the-framingham-study
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Galit Weinstein, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Sarah R Preis, Alexa S Beiser, Charles DeCarli, Elizabeth K Speliotes, Claudia L Satizabal, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri
Importance: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition that is most often asymptomatic. It is associated with metabolic syndrome, incident diabetes, carotid atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, conditions that in turn are strongly linked with brain damage and cognitive impairment. However, it is not known whether NAFLD is associated with structural brain measures in humans. Objective: To assess the association between prevalent NAFLD and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159256/cirrhosis-of-liver-interference-of-serpins-in-quantification-of-serpina4-a-preliminary-study
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Krishna Sumanth Nallagangula, K N Shashidhar, V Lakshmaiah, C Muninarayana
Background: Cirrhosis of liver is a pathological condition, wherein functions of liver are impaired by chronic liver exploitations. Due to decrease in synthetic capacity, expressions of plasma proteins tend to decrease in blood stream. Serpins (Serine protease inhibitors) are class of plasma proteins expressed from liver with structural similarities and diverse functions. SERPINA4 (Kallistatin) is a multifunctional serpin clade A protein expressed from liver and concentration in serum is the reflection of extent of liver dysfunction...
December 2017: Pract Lab Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158437/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-myocarditis-reveals-persistent-disease-activity-despite-normalization-of-cardiac-enzymes-and-inflammatory-parameters-at-3-month-follow-up
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Jan Berg, Jan Kottwitz, Nora Baltensperger, Christine K Kissel, Marina Lovrinovic, Tarun Mehra, Frank Scherff, Christian Schmied, Christian Templin, Thomas F Lüscher, Bettina Heidecker, Robert Manka
BACKGROUND: There is a major unmet need to identify high-risk patients in myocarditis. Although decreasing cardiac and inflammatory markers are commonly interpreted as resolving myocarditis, this assumption has not been confirmed as of today. We sought to evaluate whether routine laboratory parameters at diagnosis predict dynamic of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) as persistent LGE has been shown to be a risk marker in myocarditis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Myocarditis was diagnosed based on clinical presentation, high-sensitivity troponin T, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, after exclusion of obstructive coronary artery disease by angiography...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158353/blood-pressure-control-by-a-secreted-fgfbp1-fibroblast-growth-factor-binding-protein
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Elena Tassi, En Yin Lai, Lingli Li, Glenn Solis, Yifan Chen, William E Kietzman, Patricio E Ray, Anna T Riegel, William J Welch, Christopher S Wilcox, Anton Wellstein
Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) participate in organ development and tissue maintenance, as well as the control of vascular function. The paracrine-acting FGFs are stored in the extracellular matrix, and their release is controlled by a secreted FGF-binding protein (FGF-BP, FGFBP1, and BP1) that modulates FGF receptor signaling. A genetic polymorphism in the human FGFBP1 gene was associated with higher gene expression and an increased risk of familial hypertension. Here, we report on the effects of inducible BP1 expression in a transgenic mouse model...
November 20, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157934/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-onset-and-inflammatory-and-endothelial-function-biomarkers-in-women
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Jennifer A Sumner, Qixuan Chen, Andrea L Roberts, Ashley Winning, Eric B Rimm, Paola Gilsanz, M Maria Glymour, Shelley S Tworoger, Karestan C Koenen, Laura D Kubzansky
BACKGROUND: Research has linked posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with higher circulating levels of inflammatory and endothelial function (EF) biomarkers, and effects may be bidirectional. We conducted the first investigation of new-onset PTSD and changes in inflammatory and EF biomarkers. METHODS: Data were from women in the Nurses' Health Study II. Biomarkers obtained at two blood draws, 10-16 years apart, included C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor-II (TNFRII), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1)...
November 17, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157834/16-hydroxycleroda-3-13-dien-15-16-olide-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-induces-mitochondrial-dependent-apoptosis-through-akt-mtor-and-mek-erk-pathways-in-human-renal-carcinoma-cells
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Cheng Liu, Wei-Chang Lee, Bu-Miin Huang, Yi-Chen Chia, Yu-Chi Chen, Yung-Chia Chen
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is well known that it cannot be treated with traditional chemotherapy or radiotherapy. 16-Hydroxycleroda-3,13-dien-15,16-olide (CD), isolated from Polyalthia longifolia Benth. & Hook. f. var. pendula had been reported to display significant efficacy against cancer cell lines. PURPOSE: To determine the anti-tumour activities of CD in two clear cell type RCC (ccRCC) cell lines (A-498 and 786-O). In addition, the underlying mechanisms were also examined...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157680/immediate-and-late-outcomes-of-endovascular-therapy-for-lower-extremity-arteries-in-buerger-disease
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Dae-Hoon Kim, Young-Guk Ko, Chul-Min Ahn, Dong-Ho Shin, Jung-Sun Kim, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Donghoon Choi, Myeong-Ki Hong, Yangsoo Jang
OBJECTIVE: Buerger disease is a rare inflammatory vasculopathy presenting with severe claudication or critical limb ischemia. In this study, we sought to evaluate the feasibility and clinical outcomes of endovascular therapy for Buerger disease involving arteries in the lower extremities. METHODS: Between January 2006 and May 2016, there were 44 Buerger disease patients (43 men; mean age, 40.4 ± 9.6 years) with 50 target limbs treated by endovascular therapy at the Severance Cardiovascular Hospital...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157669/the-combination-of-il-6-and-its-soluble-receptor-is-associated-with-the-response-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-to-tocilizumab
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Cesar Diaz-Torne, Maria Dels Angels Ortiz, Patricia Moya, Maria Victoria Hernandez, Delia Reina, Ivan Castellvi, Juan Jose De Agustin, Diana de la Fuente, Hector Corominas, Raimon Sanmarti, Carlos Zamora, Elisabet Cantó, Silvia Vidal
BACKGROUND: IL-6 contributes significantly to the chronic inflammatory process of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Tocilizumab, a humanized anti-human IL-6 receptor antibody that blocks the signaling originated by the IL-6/IL-6R complex, is an effective treatment. However, predictors of the response to tocilizumab are still required. We aimed to combine IL-6 and soluble IL-6R (sIL-6R) levels to identify groups of responses. METHODS: Heparinized blood and clinical data from 63 RA patients were collected before treatment and after 3 and 6 months...
November 17, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157584/impaired-objective-and-subjective-sleep-in-children-and-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Laura Mählmann, Markus Gerber, Raoul I Furlano, Corinne Legeret, Nadeem Kalak, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand
OBJECTIVE: Poor sleep and higher inflammation markers are associated, and impaired sleep quality is common among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, information on sleep among children and adolescents with IBD is currently lacking. The aims of the present study were to compare subjective and objective sleep of children and adolescents with IBD with healthy controls and to shed more light on the relationship between sleep and inflammation. We expected that poor sleep, as assessed via sleep electroencephalography recordings, would be observed among participants with IBD, but particularly among participants in an active state of disease...
November 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157470/therapeutic-potential-of-hiv-nosode-30c-as-evaluated-in-a549-lung-cancer-cells
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Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh, Jesmin Mondal, Rajesh Shah
OBJECTIVES: To examine if HIV nosode in 30c dilution (HIV 30c) has therapeutic potential against lung cancer cells (A549) as compared to WRL-68 normal cells and to elucidate its possible molecular mechanism of action on DNA replication and apoptosis. METHODS: Effects of HIV 30c were thoroughly tested for its possible anticancer potential on A549 cells (lung cancer); WRL-68 normal liver cells served as control. Three doses, one at LD50 and two below LD-50, were used...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157133/reallocating-sitting-time-to-standing-or-stepping-through-isotemporal-analysis-associations-with-markers-of-chronic-low-grade-inflammation
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Joseph Henson, Charlotte L Edwardson, Danielle H Bodicoat, Kishan Bakrania, Melanie J Davies, Kamlesh Khunti, Duncan C S Talbot, Thomas Yates
Although high levels of sitting time are adversely related to health, it is unclear whether moving from sitting to standing provides a sufficient stimulus to elicit benefits upon markers of chronic low-grade inflammation in a population at high risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Three hundred and seventy two participants (age = 66.8 ± 7.5years; body mass index (BMI) = 31.7 ± 5.5kg/m(2); Male = 61%) were included. Sitting, standing and stepping was determined using the activPAL3(TM) device. Linear regression modelling employing an isotemporal substitution approach was used to quantify the association of theoretically substituting 60 minutes of sitting per day for standing or stepping on interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP) and leptin...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157059/90k-immunostimulatory-glycoprotein-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Cristina Cecamore, Manuela Marsili, Roberta Salvatore, Roberto Troiani, Maurizia D'Egidio, Nicola Tinari, Piernicola Pelliccia, Francesco Chiarelli, M Loredana Marcovecchio, Luciana Breda
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether circulating levels of 90K glycoprotein are increased in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) at different stages of the disease, compared to healthy controls and to evaluate potential over time changes in its concentrations following treatment with the antitumor-necrosis factor (TNF) drug etanercept. METHODS: 90K glycoprotein, C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, TNF, antinuclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor and the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score were assessed in 71 children: 23 with newly diagnosed JIA, 23 with established and active JIA and 25 healthy controls...
November 20, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157015/influence-of-selected-antithrombotic-treatment-on-thromboelastometric-results
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Mia Hammer Holck, Thomas Decker Christensen, Anne-Mette Hvas
Rotatory thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®)) is used for diagnosing and monitoring bleeding patients. Some of these patients receive antithrombotic treatment, thus having an increased risk of bleeding. Only sparse knowledge exists about whether the ROTEM(®) analysis is influenced by antithrombotic treatment. The objective of the present study was to examine if the ROTEM(®) results are affected in patients receiving antithrombotic treatment. This prospective observational study included patients receiving either vitamin K-antagonists (VKA), aspirin (ASA) or ASA combined with an adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor antagonist (ASA + ADP)...
November 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
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