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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134976/uptake-of-zinc-by-pteridium-aquilinum-bracken-fern-and-response-of-clarias-gariepinus-juveniles-during-chronic-and-sub-lethal-exposure
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F E Olaifa, A A Fabusoro
Zinc is an essential trace element but can be toxic to fish at elevated concentrations. This study was carried out to assess the uptake of zinc by Clarias gariepinus juveniles and Pteridium aquilinum during chronic exposure to sub lethal concentrations. Two experiments were undertaken simultaneously in static renewal bioassays for 28 days.Haematology, histology, zinc accumulation in tissues of C.gariepinus and P. aquilinum were recorded fortnightly. Packed Cell Volume, haemoglobin concentration, Red Blood Cells, White blood cells, Lymphocytes, Neutrophils, Mean Corpuscular Volume, Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration and Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin of C...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134377/markers-of-systemic-inflammatory-response-are-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-pnets-a-prospective-analysis
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Apostolos Gaitanidis, Dhaval Patel, Naris Nilubol, Amit Tirosh, Samira Sadowski, Electron Kebebew
BACKGROUND: The prognosis and behavior of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) vary and may be divergent even at the same stage or tumor grade. Markers of systemic inflammatory response are readily available and are inexpensive, and have been shown to be prognostic factors in several cancers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic utility of markers of systemic inflammatory response in patients with PNETs. METHODS: A prospective study of 97 patients with PNETs was performed (median follow-up of 15 months, range 12-73 months)...
November 13, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128180/notch3-as-a-novel-therapeutic-target-in-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-cancer
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Irene Lou, Scott Odorico, Xiao-Min Yu, April Harrison, Renata Jaskula-Sztul, Herbert Chen
BACKGROUND: Medullary thyroid cancer portends poor survival once liver metastasis occurs. We hypothesize that Notch3 overexpression in medullary thyroid cancer liver metastasis will decrease proliferation and growth of the tumor. METHODS: TT cells were modified genetically to overexpress Notch3 in the presence of doxycycline, creating the TT-Notch3 cell line. Mice were injected intrasplenically with either TT-Notch3 or control vector TT-TRE cells. Each cell line had 3 treatment groups: control with 12 weeks of standard chow, early DOX with doxycycline chow at day 0 and for 70 days thereafter, and late DOX with doxycycline chow at 8 weeks...
November 8, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127993/molecular-prevalence-risk-factors-assessment-and-haemato-biochemical-alterations-in-hepatozoonosis-in-dogs-from-punjab-india
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Kaushlendra Singh, Harkirat Singh, Nirbhay Kumar Singh, Neeraj Kashyap, Naresh Kumar Sood, Shitanshu Shekar Rath
Hepatozoonosis caused by Hepatozoon canis is an important tick-borne disease of dogs in tropical and sub-tropical regions throughout the world. In the present study evaluation of blood samples collected from 225 dogs presented at Small Animal Clinics, GADVASU, Ludhiana, Punjab (India) was done for the presence of H. canis by PCR based assay targeting a portion of 18S rRNA gene. Of the total samples subjected to PCR, an amplicon of 666bp was detected in 13.78% samples whereas, routine blood smear examination revealed gamonts in 5...
December 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124710/ultraviolet-irradiation-of-blood-the-cure-that-time-forgot
#5
Michael R Hamblin
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) was extensively used in the 1940s and 1950s to treat many diseases including septicemia, pneumonia, tuberculosis, arthritis, asthma and even poliomyelitis. The early studies were carried out by several physicians in USA and published in the American Journal of Surgery. However with the development of antibiotics, UBI use declined and it has now been called "the cure that time forgot". Later studies were mostly performed by Russian workers and in other Eastern countries and the modern view in Western countries is that UBI remains highly controversial...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113398/combing-nlr-v20-and-mean-lung-dose-to-predict-radiation-induced-lung-injury-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-chemotherapy
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Wen-Yan Pan, Chao Bian, Guan-Lian Zou, Cui-Ying Zhang, Ping Hai, Ren Zhao, Yan-Yang Wang
The purpose was to evaluate the predictive value of baseline neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) level in the incidence of grade 3 or higher radiation induced lung injury (RILI) for lung cancer patients. A retrospectively analysis with 166 lung cancer patients was performed. All of the enrolled patients received chemoradiotherapy at our hospital between April 2014 and May 2016. The Cox proportional hazard model was used to identify the potential risk factors for RILI. In this cohort, the incidence of grade 3 or higher RILI was 23...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112971/effects-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-and-recruitment-maneuvers-in-a-ventilator-induced-injury-mouse-model
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Laura A Cagle, Lisa M Franzi, Angela L Linderholm, Jerold A Last, Jason Y Adams, Richart W Harper, Nicholas J Kenyon
BACKGROUND: Positive-pressure mechanical ventilation is an essential therapeutic intervention, yet it causes the clinical syndrome known as ventilator-induced lung injury. Various lung protective mechanical ventilation strategies have attempted to reduce or prevent ventilator-induced lung injury but few modalities have proven effective. A model that isolates the contribution of mechanical ventilation on the development of acute lung injury is needed to better understand biologic mechanisms that lead to ventilator-induced lung injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109595/the-role-of-hematological-indices-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Jan Budzianowski, Konrad Pieszko, Paweł Burchardt, Janusz Rzeźniczak, Jarosław Hiczkiewicz
An increased systemic and local inflammation plays a key role in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This review will discuss the role of hematological indices: white blood cells (WBC), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), red cell distribution width (RDW), and platelet indices, that is, platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet distribution width (PDW) in the case of ACS. In recent years, a strong interest has been drawn to these indices, given that they may provide independent information on pathophysiology, risk stratification, and optimal management...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100518/antibacterial-antioxidant-and-immuno-modulatory-properties-in-extracts-of-barleria-lupulina-lindl
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Reshma Kumari, Sumit Kumar, Ashwani Kumar, Kapil Kumar Goel, Ramesh Chandra Dubey
BACKGROUND: Antibacterial, immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties of aerial parts of Barleria lupulina Lindl were investigated in the present communication. METHODS: The antibacterial, antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties of B. lupulina (methanol soluble leaf and stem extracts) was analyzed by minimum inhibitory concentration, total phenolic contents, DPPH radical scavenging activity, determination of toxicity, hemagglutination antibody titre, delayed type hypersensitivity and neutrophil adhesion test, respectively...
November 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099614/blood-leukocyte-concentrations-fev1-decline-and-airflow-limitation-a-15-year-longitudinal-study-of-wtc-exposed-firefighters
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Rachel Zeig-Owens, Ankura Singh, Thomas K Aldrich, Charles B Hall, Theresa Schwartz, Mayris P Webber, Hillel W Cohen, Kerry J Kelly, Anna Nolan, David J Prezant, Michael D Weiden
RATIONALE: Rescue/recovery work at the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster site caused a proximate decline in lung function in Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) firefighters. A subset of this cohort experienced an accelerated rate of lung function decline over 15 years of post-9/11 follow-up. OBJECTIVES: To determine if post-exposure inflammatory cell concentrations are biomarkers for subsequent forced expiratory volume (FEV1) decline and incident airflow limitation...
November 3, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089753/high-prevalence-of-copd-in-atherosclerosis-patients
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Izabela Tuleta, Tarik Farrag, Laura Busse, Carmen Pizarro, Christian Schaefer, Simon Pingel, Georg Nickenig, Dirk Skowasch, Nadjib Schahab
Atherosclerosis and COPD are both systemic inflammatory diseases that may influence each other. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of COPD in patients with cerebral and/or peripheral artery disease and to assess factors associated with the presence of COPD. Following the diagnosis of cerebral and/or peripheral artery disease by means of duplex sonography, 166 consecutive patients underwent body plethysmography with capillary blood gas analysis. Thereafter, blood tests with determination of different parameters such as lipid profile, inflammatory and coagulation markers were conducted in remaining 136 patients who fulfilled inclusion criteria of the study...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069071/clinical-signi%C3%AF-cance-of-routine-blood-test-associated-inflammatory-index-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Hong Sun, Chang-Qing Yin, Qing Liu, Fubing Wang, Chun-Hui Yuan
BACKGROUND It is now widely acknowledged that chronic inflammation is closely associated with the process of cancer development. As a simple noninvasive blood-based test, hematological parameters in the routine blood test have been considered as inflammation markers. We aimed to evaluate platelet count (PC), red blood cell distribution width (RDW), white blood cell count (WBC), mean platelet volume (MPV), number of neutrophils/lymphocytes ratio (NLR), and platelet count/lymphocytes ratio (PLR) as surrogate inflammatory markers in breast cancer (BC) patients, and we compared these to those in healthy individuals...
October 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067069/can-hematologic-parameters-predict-treatment-of-ectopic-pregnancy
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Hatice Akkaya, Gulsum Uysal
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is the major cause of maternal morbidity and mortalityinthe first trimester of pregnancy. EP can be treated either medical or surgical approches. The purpose of our study wasto predict the treatment choice of tubal EP by usinghematologic parameters which are routinely used in clinical practice. METHODS: After retrospectively data evaluation was done from Januaryu 2014 to Deceber 201. we had 153 patients with EP. Patientsadmitted to methotrexate (MTX) therapy was Group-1...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064872/no-differences-in-renal-function-between-balanced-6-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-and-5-albumin-for-volume-replacement-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-cystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tobias Kammerer, Florian Brettner, Sebastian Hilferink, Nikolai Hulde, Florian Klug, Judith Pagel, Alexander Karl, Alexander Crispin, Klaus Hofmann-Kiefer, Peter Conzen, Markus Rehm
BACKGROUND: The use of artificial colloids has declined in critical care, whereas they are still used in perioperative medicine. Little is known about the nephrotoxic potential in noncritically ill patients during routine surgery. The objective of this trial was to evaluate the influences of albumin 5% and balanced hydroxyethyl starch 6% (130/0.4) on renal function and kidney injury. METHODS: One-hundred urologic patients undergoing elective cystectomy were randomly assigned for this prospective, single-blinded, controlled study with two parallel groups to receive either albumin 5% or balanced hydroxyethyl starch 6% (130/0...
October 24, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061727/aldosterone-target-ngal-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-is-involved-in-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction-through-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Ernesto Martínez-Martínez, Mathieu Buonafine, Ines Boukhalfa, Jaime Ibarrola, Amaya Fernández-Celis, Peter Kolkhof, Patrick Rossignol, Nicolas Girerd, Paul Mulder, Natalia López-Andrés, Antoine Ouvrard-Pascaud, Frédéric Jaisser
Myocardial infarction (MI) is accompanied by cardiac fibrosis, which contributes to cardiac dysfunction. Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists have beneficial effects in patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction after MI. We herein investigated the role of the MR target NGAL (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin) in post-MI cardiac damages. Both higher baseline NGAL and a greater increase in serum NGAL levels during follow-up were significantly associated with lower 6-month LV ejection fraction recovery in a cohort of 119 post-MI patients, as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
October 23, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059399/con-high-volume-plasma-exchange-application-in-nephrology-and-beyond
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Wladimir Szpirt, Joseph Schwartz
The rationale behind the use of plasma exchange (PE) includes the removal of autoantibodies and other plasma constituents, such as cytokines, complement components, neutrophil extracellular traps, and microparticles, and the substitution of missing plasma factors. The more established indications are associated with the beneficial effects of PE of reducing the plasma levels of pathogenic agents, although the efficiency of this process decreases during the course of the procedure as the substituted replacement fluid dilutes the patient's original plasma...
September 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053067/the-proteome-of-pus-from-human-brain-abscesses-host-derived-neurotoxic-proteins-and-the-cell-type-diversity-of-cns-pus
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Bjørnar Hassel, Gustavo Antonio De Souza, Maria Ekman Stensland, Jugoslav Ivanovic, Øyvind Voie, Daniel Dahlberg
OBJECTIVE What determines the extent of tissue destruction during brain abscess formation is not known. Pyogenic brain infections cause destruction of brain tissue that greatly exceeds the area occupied by microbes, as seen in experimental studies, pointing to cytotoxic factors other than microbes in pus. This study examined whether brain abscess pus contains cytotoxic proteins that might explain the extent of tissue destruction. METHODS Pus proteins from 20 human brain abscesses and, for comparison, 7 subdural empyemas were analyzed by proteomics mass spectrometry...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038956/interaction-of-leptospira-with-the-innate-immune-system
#18
Catherine Werts
Innate immunity encompasses immediate host responses that detect and respond to microbes. Besides recognition by the complement system (see the chapter by A. Barbosa, this volume), innate immunity concerns cellular responses. These are triggered through recognition of conserved microbial components (called MAMPs) by pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), leading, through secretion of cytokines, antimicrobial peptides, and immune mediators, to cellular recruitment and phagocytosis. Leptospira spp. are successful zoonotic pathogenic bacteria that obviously overcome the immune system of their hosts...
October 17, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037409/thermotolerance-health-profile-and-cellular-expression-of-hsp90ab1-in-nguni-and-boran-cows-raised-on-natural-pastures-under-tropical-conditions
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C L F Katiyatiya, G Bradley, V Muchenje
Boran (n=15) and Nguni (n=15) cows were used in a study to determine the effect of breed, age and coat colour on the concentration of heat shock protein 90 (HSP90AB1), physiological rectal and skin temperature, and markers of health. The cows were exposed to summer heat stress and Boran cows had higher significant (P<0.05) skin temperature (35.1±0.42°C) as compared to the Nguni cows (36.0±0.38°C). Nguni cows had higher body thermal gradients than the Boran cows. Boran cows had thicker skin (P<0.05) and longer hairs (24...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035195/effects-of-fasting-during-the-month-of-ramadan-on-renal-function-in-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
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Iskender Ekinci, Reha Erkoc, Meltem Gursu, Elif Ece Dogan, Elif Kilic, Egemen Cebeci, Savas Ozturk, Rumeyza Kazancioglu
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to examine the impact of fasting during the month of Ramadan on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (-ADPKD) patients with normal to near-normal glomerular filtration rate (GFR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of patients with ADPKD, the majority of whom had normal or near-normal GFR. Patients were divided into two groups: the fasting group (FG) and the nonfasting group (NFG). Assessments in the NFG were performed 1 week before and 1 month after Ramadan, while FG patients were assessed on the last day of fasting in addition to the abovementioned visits...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
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