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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203340/the-relationship-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-with-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-henoch-schonlein-purpura
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Ozlem Bostan Gayret, Meltem Erol, Hikmet Tekin Nacaroglu
OBJECTIVES: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) is the most widespread systemic vasculitis during childhood. Gastrointestinal tract retention and gastrointestinal bleeding are among its major complications. Neutrophil-Lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are indicators related to inflammatory diseases. This study evaluated the relationship between NLR or PLR and gastrointestinal bleeding in HSP. METHODS: The study consisted of 119 patients and 40 healthy children in the same age group...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183203/adverse-respiratory-effects-in-rats-following-inhalation-exposure-to-ammonia-respiratory-dynamics-and-histopathology
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Michael W Perkins, Benjamin Wong, Justin Tressler, Ashley Rodriguez, Katherine Sherman, Jaclynn Andres, Jennifer Devorak, William L Wilkins, Alfred M Sciuto
Acute respiratory dynamics and histopathology of the lungs and trachea following inhaled exposure to ammonia were investigated. Respiratory dynamic parameters were collected from male Sprague-Dawley rats (300-350 g) during (20 min) and 24 h (10 min) after inhalation exposure for 20 min to 9000, 20,000, and 23,000 ppm of ammonia in a head-only exposure system. Body weight loss, analysis of blood cells, and lungs and trachea histopathology were assessed 1, 3, and 24 h following inhalation exposure to 20,000 ppm of ammonia...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178164/blood-mean-platelet-volume-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-as-new-predictors-of-hip-osteoarthritis-severity
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Özlem Taşoğlu, Ali Şahin, Gülşah Karataş, Engin Koyuncu, İrfan Taşoğlu, Osman Tecimel, Neşe Özgirgin
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a low grade systemic inflammatory disease in which many inflammatory mediators are known to be elevated in the peripheric blood. Blood platelet lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) are accepted as novel markers in many of the systemic inflammatory disorders, but have not been investigated in synovitis-free radiographic OA yet.The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of blood PLR and MPV in radiographic hip OA. A total of 880 patients were evaluated retrospectively and after certain exclusion criteria, 237 of them who have primary hip OA were included...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173736/the-alternative-receptor-for-complement-component-5a-c5ar2-conveys-neuroprotection-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Patrick Biggins, Faith Brennan, Stephen Taylor, Trent Woodruff, Marc Ruitenberg
This study investigated the role of the secondary receptor for complement activation fragment C5a, C5aR2, in secondary inflammatory pathology following contusive spinal cord injury (SCI) in mice. <i>C5ar2<sup>-/-</sup></i> mice exhibited decreased intraparenchymal TNFα and IL-6 acutely after injury but these reductions did not translate into improved outcomes. We show that loss of C5aR2 leads to increased lesion volumes, reduced myelin sparing and significantly worsened recovery from SCI in <i>C5ar2<sup>-/-</sup></i> animals compared to wild-type (WT) controls...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166084/unexpected-complication-of-cocaine-associated-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-vasculitis-related-to-persistent-in-hospital-cocaine-use
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Travis D Olives, Rebecca L Kornas, Russell Fujisawa, Jon B Cole
INTRODUCTION: Levamisole-adulterated cocaine has been implicated in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis. We present a case of spontaneous intraperitoneal hemorrhage, an unexpectedly severe complication of cocaine-related ANCA vasculitis, developing late during hospitalization. CASE REPORT: An adult male with a history of hepatitis C, distant cocaine use, and limited health care presented to a local emergency department (ED) with volume overload, renal failure, hyperkalemia and non-anion gap metabolic acidosis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164629/a-controversial-new-approach-to-address-hematological-parameters-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Dilek Arpaci, Gonul Gurol, Hasan Ergenc, Hayrullah Yazar, Aysel G Tocoglu, Ihsan H Ciftci, Ali Tamer
BACKGROUND: Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a common autoimmune disorder. Genetic, environmental, and immunological factors all play a role in the pathogenesis of HT, but the effects of lymphocytes and platelets on the pathophysiology of HT are still unknown. In this study, we evaluated the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and mean platelet volume (MPV) in HT groups and HT subgroups with low cardiovascular risks. METHODS: This study included 92 patients with HT and 38 control subjects...
July 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161533/prevalence-determinants-and-clinical-correlates-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-london-uk
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David A Jolliffe, Wai Yee James, Richard L Hooper, Neil C Barnes, Claire L Greiller, Kamrul Islam, Angshu Bhowmik, Peter M Timms, Raj K Rajakulasingam, Aklak B Choudhury, David E Simcock, Elina Hyppönen, Robert T Walton, Christopher J Corrigan, Christopher J Griffiths, Adrian R Martineau
Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), yet a comprehensive analysis of environmental and genetic determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration in patients with this condition is lacking. We conducted a multi-centre cross-sectional study in 278 COPD patients aged 41-92 years in London, UK. Details of potential environmental determinants of vitamin D status and COPD symptom control and severity were collected by questionnaire, and blood samples were taken for analysis of serum 25(OH)D concentration and DNA extraction...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157226/early-exposure-to-thirdhand-cigarette-smoke-affects-body-mass-and-the-development-of-immunity-in-mice
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Bo Hang, Antoine M Snijders, Yurong Huang, Suzaynn F Schick, Pin Wang, Yankai Xia, Christopher Havel, Peyton Jacob, Neal Benowitz, Hugo Destaillats, Lara A Gundel, Jian-Hua Mao
Thirdhand smoke (THS) is the fraction of cigarette smoke that persists in indoor environments after smoking. We investigated the effects of neonatal and adult THS exposure on bodyweight and blood cell populations in C57BL/6 J mice. At the end of neonatal exposure, THS-treated male and female mice had significantly lower bodyweight than their respective control mice. However, five weeks after neonatal exposure ended, THS-treated mice weighed the same as controls. In contrast, adult THS exposure did not change bodyweight of mice...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145647/relationship-between-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-level-and-efficacy-of-inhaled-corticosteroid-in-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-patients-with-different-disease-severity
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Jia Xi Feng, Yun Lin, Jian Lin, Su Su He, Mei Fang Chen, Xiao Mai Wu, You Zu Xu
This study explored the relationship between the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) level and the efficacy of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) patients with different disease severity. A total of 127 ACOS patients with ACOS (case group) and 131 healthy people (control group) were enrolled in this study. Based on the severity of COPD, the ACOS patients were divided into: mild ACOS; moderate ACOS; severe ACOS; and extremely severe ACOS groups...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134643/can-serum-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-be-a-predictive-biomarker-to-help-differentiate-active-chronic-otitis-media-from-inactive-chronic-otitis-media
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Hasan Deniz Tansuker, Sinan Eroğlu, Alper Yenigün, Ümit Taşkin, Mehmet Faruk Oktay
OBJECTIVES: The authors' aim was to investigate whether serum neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio might be used as a predictive biomarker to help differentiate active from inactive chronic otitis media (COM). METHODS: Two hundred fifty-nine patients having inactive COM received tympanoplasty without mastoidectomy and were identified as Group 1. On the other hand, 254 patients having active COM received tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy and were identified as Group 2. Routine hemogram tests were performed preoperatively for both the groups...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128223/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-ngal-fails-as-an-early-predictor-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-chronic-kidney-disease-anti-ci-aki-study
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Werner Ribitsch, Gernot Schilcher, Franz Quehenberger, Stefan Pilz, Rupert H Portugaller, Martini Truschnig-Wilders, Robert Zweiker, Marianne Brodmann, Philipp Stiegler, Alexander R Rosenkranz, John W Pickering, Joerg H Horina
: The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of urinary neutrophil gelatinase- associated lipocalin (uNGAL) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as an early biomarker for contrast induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and to investigate whether patients with an uNGAL increase might benefit from an additional intravenous volume expansion with regard to CI-AKI-incidence. We performed a prospective randomized controlled trial in 617 CKD-patients undergoing intra-arterial angiography...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127341/parasitic-burdens-egg-output-hemathologic-and-biochemical-changes-in-naturally-infected-lambs-with-dicrocoelium-dendriticum
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Hadi Samadie, Gholamreza Mohammadi, Mohammad Heidarpour, Mohammad Azizzadeh, Mohsen Maleki, Hassan Borji
BACKGROUND: We investigated the variations of heamathologic and biochemical parameters with different parasitic burdens and the correlation between fecal egg counts and fluke number in livers of sheep naturally infected with Dicrocoelium dendriticum. METHODS: In order to detect excretion of D. dendriticum eggs, fecal samples from 120 sheep of different age groups were collected individually at slaughterhouse in Neyshabur County in Razavi Khorasan Province during December 2013 - October 2014...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122291/mobility-and-transport-of-copper-ii-influenced-by-the-microbial-siderophore-dfob-column-experiment-and-modelling
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Lotfollah Karimzadeh, Johanna Lippmann-Pipke, Karsten Franke, Holger Lippold
Acid Cu leaching from the European Kupferschiefer ore deposits is a challenge e.g. due to its high carbonate content. In this study, we investigated the transport behaviour of Cu under conditions related to a biohydrometallurgical leaching approach using neutrophil microorganisms in neutral to slightly alkaline solutions. We studied the effect of the microbial siderophore desferrioxamineB (DFOB) as a model leaching organic ligand on Cu mobility in column experiments with kaolinite. The results revealed that DFOB strongly enhances Cu mobility...
January 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115086/necroptosis-mediates-the-antineoplastic-effects-of-the-soluble-fraction-of-polysaccharide-from-red-wine-in-walker-256-tumor-bearing-rats
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Maria Carolina Stipp, Iglesias de Lacerda Bezerra, Claudia Rita Corso, Francislaine A Dos Reis Livero, Luiz Alexandre Lomba, Adriana Rute Cordeiro Caillot, Aleksander Roberto Zampronio, José Ederaldo Queiroz-Telles, Giseli Klassen, Edneia A S Ramos, Guilherme Lanzi Sassaki, Alexandra Acco
Polysaccharides are substances that modify the biological response to several stressors. The present study investigated the antitumor activity of the soluble fraction of polysaccharides (SFP), extracted from cabernet franc red wine, in Walker-256 tumor-bearing rats. The monosaccharide composition had a complex mixture, suggesting the presence of arabinoglactans, mannans, and pectins. Treatment with SFP (30 and 60mg/kg, oral) for 14days significantly reduced the tumor weight and volume compared with controls...
March 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107102/effects-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-dilong-injection-on-random-skin-flap-survival-in-rats
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Lina Xu, Dingsheng Lin, Bin Cao, Dongnan Ping
BACKGROUND: Dilong injection as a medicinal preparation extracted from earthworm in traditional Chinese medicine, is used to activate blood circulation and remove blood stasis. In this research, we aim to investigate its potential effect on random skin flap survival in rat models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: McFarlane flaps were established in 60 male Sprague-Dawley rats randomly divided into two groups: the control group and the Dilong injection group. Diong injection group was injected with the Diong injection (4 mL/kg) once a day for seven days, and the control group was given an equal volume of saline solution...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105762/establishment-of-reference-intervals-for-complete-blood-count-parameters-during-normal-pregnancy-in-beijing
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Aiwei Li, Shuo Yang, Jie Zhang, Rui Qiao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the changes of complete blood count (CBC) parameters during pregnancy and establish appropriate reference intervals for healthy pregnant women. METHODS: Healthy pregnant women took the blood tests at all trimesters. All blood samples were processed on Sysmex XE-2100. The following CBC parameters were analyzed: red blood cell count (RBC), hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit (Hct), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), red blood cell distribution width (RDW), platelet count (PLT), mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), white blood cell count (WBC), and leukocyte differential count...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103932/biomarkers-of-extracellular-matrix-turnover-are-associated-with-emphysema-and-eosinophilic-bronchitis-in-copd
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Asger Reinstrup Bihlet, Morten Asser Karsdal, Jannie Marie Bülow Sand, Diana Julie Leeming, Mustimbo Roberts, Wendy White, Russell Bowler
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by airflow obstruction and loss of lung tissue mainly consisting of extracellular matrix (ECM). Three of the main ECM components are type I collagen, the main constituent in the interstitial matrix, type VI collagen, and elastin, the signature protein of the lungs. During pathological remodeling driven by inflammatory cells and proteases, fragments of these proteins are released into the bloodstream, where they may serve as biomarkers for disease phenotypes...
January 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099589/which-coronary-lesions-are-more-prone-to-cause-acute-myocardial-infarction
#18
Taner Sen, Mehmet Ali Astarcioglu, Osman Beton, Lale Dinc Asarcikli, Celal Kilit
Background: According to common belief, most myocardial infarctions (MIs) are due to the rupture of nonsevere, vulnerable plaques with < 70% obstruction. Data from recent trials challenge this belief, suggesting that the risk of coronary occlusion is, in fact, much higher after severe stenosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not acute ST-elevation MIs result from high-grade stenoses by evaluating the presence of coronary collateral circulation (CCC). Methods: We retrospectively included 207 consecutive patients who had undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST-elevation MI...
January 16, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098108/the-relationship-between-mean-platelet-volume-and-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-inflammation-and-proteinuria-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Gulay Yilmaz, Can Sevinc, Sedat Ustundag, Yasemin Coskun Yavuz, Tuba Hacıbekiroglu, Esra Hatipoglu, Mehmet Baysal
Atherosclerosis, which develops as a result of inflammation, is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this study, we investigated the relationship of mean platelet volume (MPV) and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with inflammation and proteinuria in patients with CKD Stage 3-4. Healthy individuals who applied to nephrology clinic for checkup purposes acted as controls. Fifty-three patients and 30 healthy controls were included in the study. Patients with diabetes mellitus, active infection, malignancy, and coronary artery disease were excluded from the study...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086942/external-beam-radiotherapy-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-international-multicenter-phase-i-trial-sakk-77-07-and-sasl-26
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Evelyn Herrmann, Diana Naehrig, Manfred Sassowsky, Martin Bigler, Jeroen Buijsen, Ilja Ciernik, Daniel Zwahlen, Alessandra Franzetti Pellanda, Andreas Meister, Peter Brauchli, Simona Berardi, Erika Kuettel, Jean-François Dufour, Daniel M Aebersold
PURPOSE: To assess feasibility and safety of conventionally fractionated radiotherapy (cfRT) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Patients with histologically confirmed stage cT1-4, cN0-1 HCC and Child-Pugh Score (CPS) A or B disease were included in a phase I multicenter trial. Metastatic HCC were allowed if ≥90% of total tumor volume was located within the liver. Patients were enrolled onto five dose-escalation levels (54-70Gy in 2Gy fractions) based on a modified 3 + 3 design, with cohorts of five patients instead of three patients in dose levels 4 and 5...
January 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
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