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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/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/28722512/in-silico-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-two-novel-oximes-k378-and-k727-in-comparison-to-k27-and-pralidoxime-against-paraoxon-ethyl-intoxication
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Maria Chaudhry, Muhammad Qaiser Fatmi, Kamil Musilek, Alamdar Hussain, Kamil Kuca, Georg Petroianu, Huba Kalasz, Syed Muhammad Nurulain
Organophosphate (OP) poisoning is a major global health issue; while compounds from this group have been used intensively over the last century, an effective antidote is still lacking. Oxime-type AChE reactivators are used to reactivate the OP inhibited AChE. Pralidoxime is the only US Food and Drug Administration, (FDA) approved oxime for therapeutic use but its efficacy has been disappointing. Two novel oximes (K378 and K727) were investigated in silico and in vitro and compared with an experimental oxime (kamiloxime; K-27) and pralidoxime...
July 19, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722140/erythrocyte-membrane-enveloped-perfluorocarbon-as-nanoscale-artificial-red-blood-cells-to-relieve-tumor-hypoxia-and-enhance-cancer-radiotherapy
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Min Gao, Chao Liang, Xuejiao Song, Qian Chen, Qiutong Jin, Chao Wang, Zhuang Liu
Hypoxia, a common feature within many types of solid tumors, is known to be closely associated with limited efficacy for cancer therapies, including radiotherapy (RT) in which oxygen is essential to promote radiation-induced cell damage. Here, an artificial nanoscale red-blood-cell system is designed by encapsulating perfluorocarbon (PFC), a commonly used artificial blood substitute, within biocompatible poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), obtaining PFC@PLGA nanoparticles, which are further coated with a red-blood-cell membrane (RBCM)...
July 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722138/a-red-blood-cell-model-to-estimate-the-hemolysis-fingerprint-of-cardiovascular-devices
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Riccardo Toninato, Giuseppe Fadda, Francesca Maria Susin
One of the most relevant and open issues within cardiovascular prosthetic hemodynamic performance is a realistic quantification of the damage sustained by red blood cells (RBCs). Specifically, the optimal design of bileaflet mechanical heart valves (BMHVs) requires both low shear stresses along the leaflets and short particle resident times. This study approaches RBC damage estimation by developing a numerical model of RBCs and computing the damage sustained by a set of passive RBCs immersed within in vitro flows...
July 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720661/stabilization-of-f-actin-by-tropomyosin-isoforms-regulates-the-morphology-and-mechanical-behavior-of-red-blood-cells
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Zhenhua Sui, David S Gokhin, Roberta B Nowak, Xinhua Guo, Xiuli An, Velia M Fowler
The short F-actins in the red blood cell (RBC) membrane skeleton are coated along their lengths by an equimolar combination of two tropomyosin isoforms, Tpm1.9 and Tpm3.1. We hypothesized that tropomyosins' ability to stabilize F-actin regulates RBC morphology and mechanical properties. To test this, we examined mice with a targeted deletion in alternatively spliced exon 9d of Tpm3 (Tpm3/9d(-/-) ), which leads to absence of Tpm3.1 in RBCs along with a compensatory increase in Tpm1.9 of sufficient magnitude to maintain normal total tropomyosin content...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
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/28720131/anti-arthritic-activity-of-aqueous-methanolic-extract-and-various-fractions-of-berberis-orthobotrys-bien-ex-aitch
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Alamgeer, Ambreen Malik Uttra, Umme Habiba Hasan
BACKGROUND: The roots and stem bark of Berberis orthobotrys (Berberidaceae) have long been used traditionally to treat joint pain. Though, it has not been pharmacologically assessed for rheumatoid arthritis. The current study explores anti-arthritic activity and phytochemical analysis of aqueous-methanolic extract (30:70) and fractions (ethyl acetate, n-butanol, and aqueous) of Berberis orthobotrys roots. METHODS: Anti-arthritic potential was evaluated in vitro using protein denaturation (bovine serum albumin and egg albumin) and membrane stabilization methods at 12...
July 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719428/blood-product-utilization-among-trauma-and-nontrauma-massive-transfusion-protocols-at-an-urban-academic-medical-center
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Eshan U Patel, Paul M Ness, Christi E Marshall, Thomas Gniadek, David T Efron, Peter M Miller, Joseph A Zeitouni, Karen E King, Evan M Bloch, Aaron A R Tobian
BACKGROUND: Hospital-wide massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) primarily designed for trauma patients may lead to excess blood products being prepared for nontrauma patients. This study characterized blood product utilization among distinct trauma and nontrauma MTPs at a large, urban academic medical center. METHODS: A retrospective study of blood product utilization was conducted in patients who required an MTP activation between January 2011 and December 2015 at an urban academic medical center...
July 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719385/prevention-of-hemolytic-disease-of-the-fetus-and-newborn-what-have-we-learned-from-animal-models
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Yoelys Cruz-Leal, Danielle Marjoram, Alan H Lazarus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to highlight recent advances in our understanding of how anti-red blood cell (RBC) antibodies prevent erythrocyte immunization with an emphasis on new murine models. RECENT FINDINGS: New murine models with clinically relevant human erythrocyte antigens have been used to understand the alloimmunization process and its inhibition. The search to elucidate the mechanism of action of IgG-mediated inhibition of erythrocyte alloimmunization has provided new evidence in support of a potential role for epitope masking, immune deviation and/or antigen modulation in this process...
July 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
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/28718256/iron-deficiency-anaemia-as-risk-factor-for-simple-febrile-seizures-a-case-control-study
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Khawaja Tahir Aziz, Naheem Ahmed, Abdul Ghaffar Nagi
BACKGROUND: Febrile fits is common problem in children. Among other risk factors, iron deficiency anaemia is considered as aggravating factor for febrile fits. Iron deficiency anaemia is preventable and treatable disease. The objective of the study was to find out iron deficiency anaemia as risk factor for febrile fits. METHODS: It was a case control study. Thirty cases of febrile fits were recorded. Control group of 30 cases was taken at the same time with same variables but without febrile fits...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717357/high-levels-of-cxcl8-and-low-levels-of-cxcl9-and-cxcl10-in-women-with-maternal-rhd-alloimmunization
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Juliana Araújo de Carvalho Schettini, Thomás Virgílio Gomes, Alexandra Karla Santos Barreto, Claudeir Dias da Silva Júnior, Marina da Matta, Isabela Cristina Neiva Coutinho, Maria do Carmo Valgueiro Costa de Oliveira, Leuridan Cavalcante Torres
Maternal RhD alloimmunization is an inflammatory response against protein antigens in fetal red blood cells (RBC). However, not all women become alloimmunized when exposed to RhD(+) fetal RBC. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate levels of inflammatory chemokines in RhD(-) pregnant women with erythrocyte alloimmunization. CXCL8, CXCL9, CCL5, and CXCL10 levels were determined from cell culture supernatants by flow cytometry in 46 (30 non-alloimmunized RhD(-) and 16 previously alloimmunized RhD(-)) pregnant women...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714864/an-erythroid-specific-atp2b4-enhancer-mediates-red-blood-cell-hydration-and-malaria-susceptibility
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Samuel Lessard, Emily Stern Gatof, Mélissa Beaudoin, Patrick G Schupp, Falak Sher, Adnan Ali, Sukhpal Prehar, Ryo Kurita, Yukio Nakamura, Esther Baena, Jonathan Ledoux, Delvac Oceandy, Daniel E Bauer, Guillaume Lettre
The lack of mechanistic explanations for many genotype-phenotype associations identified by GWAS precludes thorough assessment of their impact on human health. Here, we conducted an expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) mapping analysis in erythroblasts and found erythroid-specific eQTLs for ATP2B4, the main calcium ATPase of red blood cells (rbc). The same SNPs were previously associated with mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and susceptibility to severe malaria infection. We showed that Atp2b4-/- mice demonstrate increased MCHC, confirming ATP2B4 as the causal gene at this GWAS locus...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713896/an-optimized-gene-transfection-system-in-weri-rb1-cells
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Ying Liu, Zhigang Fan, Kang Li, Fei Deng, Yunfan Xiong, Meixin Liang, Jian Ge
The pathogenesis of Rb1 gene inactivation indicates that gene therapy could be a promising treatment for retinoblastoma. An appropriate gene transfer system is the basis for successful gene therapy; however, little attention has been given to an effective gene transfer system for retinoblastoma therapy in previous studies. This study was designed to provide an optimized transgene system for WERI‑Rb1 cells (W-RBCs). Green fluorescent protein (GFP) was adopted as a reporter. Four classic viral vectors based on retroviruses, recombinant adeno-associated viruses (rAAV2, rAAV2/1), lentiviruses (LVs) and a novel non-viral vector X-treme HP reagent were adopted for W-RBC gene transfection...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712829/influence-of-ontogeny-and-environmental-exposure-on-mercury-accumulation-in-muscle-and-liver-of-male-round-stingrays
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Kady Lyons, Aaron B Carlisle, Christopher G Lowe
Mercury tissue distribution and its dynamics are poorly understood in elasmobranchs. Total mercury was measured in liver and muscle of male Round Stingrays (Urobatis halleri) from Seal Beach, California, an anthropogenically impacted site, and from the offshore island of Santa Catalina, a less impacted site. Stable isotope analysis was also performed on the muscle and red blood cells (RBCs) of a subset of rays over a range of age classes to investigate mercury accumulation with respect to trophic ecology. Mercury in both tissues was found to be significantly greater in adults than juveniles in mainland rays; however, liver mercury accumulation drastically increased after maturity and was significantly greater in mainland adult rays than Catalina rays...
July 4, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712138/hematologic-reference-intervals-and-age-effect-in-european-strigiformes
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Susana Agusti Montolio, Rafael Molina López, Carolyn Cray, Santiago Lavín González, Olga Nicolás Francisco, Ignasi Marco Sánchez, Encarna Casas-Díaz, Rafaela Cuenca Valera
BACKGROUND: The clinical importance of hematologic testing in avian veterinary medicine is reflected in the increasing number of studies for the establishment of hematologic RIs of Strigiformes and other species. Age is an important physiologic factor in birds and the effect on hematology variable should be understood. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine baseline data of hematologic variables in 5 species of Iberian Strigiformes in different age classes...
July 16, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711027/high-throughput-and-label-free-parasitemia-quantification-and-stage-differentiation-for-malaria-infected-red-blood-cells
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Xiaonan Yang, Zhuofa Chen, Jun Miao, Liwang Cui, Weihua Guan
This work reports a high throughput and label-free microfluidic cell deformability sensor for quantitative parasitemia measurement and stage determination for Plasmodium falciparum-infected red blood cells (Pf-iRBCs). The sensor relies on differentiating the RBC deformability (a mechanical biomarker) that is highly correlated with the infection status. The cell deformability is measured by evaluating the transit time when each individual RBC squeezes through a microscale constriction (cross-section ~5µm×5µm)...
July 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709282/hybrid-smoothed-dissipative-particle-dynamics-and-immersed-boundary-method-for-simulation-of-red-blood-cells-in-flows
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Ting Ye, Nhan Phan-Thien, Chwee Teck Lim, Lina Peng, Huixin Shi
In biofluid flow systems, often the flow problems of fluids of complex structures, such as the flow of red blood cells (RBCs) through complex capillary vessels, need to be considered. The smoothed dissipative particle dynamics (SDPD), a particle-based method, is one of the easy and flexible methods to model such complex structure fluids. It couples the best features of the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), with parameters having specific physical meaning (coming from SPH discretization of the Navier-Stokes equations), combined with thermal fluctuations in a mesoscale simulation, in a similar manner to the DPD...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708496/comparative-evaluation-of-haematological-parameters-and-erythrocyte-membrane-stability-in-pregnant-and-lactating-goats-in-different-seasons-of-tropical-savannah
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B Habibu, H J Makun, L S Yaqub, H U Buhari, T Aluwong, M U Kawu
Haematological parameters and erythrocyte osmotic fragility (EOF) are commonly used as indicators of health status and erythrocyte membrane integrity. Variations in haematological parameters and EOF in late gestation and early lactation during the cold-dry (CDS), hot-dry (HDS) and rainy (RAS) seasons were studied in sixty (n = 60) Red Sokoto goats (20 goats for each season). The ambient temperatures and temperature-humidity index recorded were higher in the afternoon hours of the HDS and RAS, but lower in the morning hours of the CDS as compared with the thermoneutral zone of goats...
September 1, 2017: Theriogenology
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