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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428353/development-of-a-bnp1-32-immunoassay-that-does-not-cross-react-with-probnp
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Lynley K Lewis, Sara D Raudsepp, Tim G Yandle, Timothy C Prickett, A Mark Richards
BACKGROUND: Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentration reflects cardiac dysfunction and assists in determining the diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure (HF). Current BNP assays overestimate circulating bioactive BNP1-32 concentrations as they also detect less active BNP metabolites and proBNP. A specific BNP1-32 assay with negligible cross-reactivity to proBNP and/or BNP metabolites may be advantageous. METHODS: We developed a Luminex-based specific BNP1-32 immunoassay and compared results obtained from 3 other BNP assays (a Luminex-based total-BNP assay, our BNP RIA, and the commercially available Abbott Architect BNP assay) in plasma from 42 patients with HF and 22 healthy controls...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417347/-serological-markers-of-viral-hepatitis-b-and-c-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-monitored-in-the-pediatrics-department-at-the-university-hospital-of-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
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S A Kissou, M Koura, A Sawadogo, A-S Ouédraogo, H Traoré, E Kamboulé, W W F Zogona, B Nacro
Viral hepatitis B and C are universal public health problems. Burkina Faso is a high endemic area for hepatitis B. Patients with sickle cell disease are at risk. The aim of this study was to investigate and quantify the serological markers of viral hepatitis B and C among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study, which took place from July to November 2014 at the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Bobo- Dioulasso. The study included 44 SS and 26 SC sickle cell patients...
April 17, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391251/gestational-age-specific-reference-intervals-for-serum-thyroid-hormone-levels-in-a-multi-ethnic-population
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Clement K M Ho, Edward T H Tan, Mor Jack Ng, George S H Yeo, Bernard Chern, Nancy W S Tee, Kenneth Y C Kwek, Kok Hian Tan
BACKGROUND: Thyroid disorders are common during pregnancy. To date, a limited number of studies have reported differences in serum thyroid hormone concentrations between different ethnic groups. We sought to establish gestational age-specific reference intervals for serum levels of thyroid hormones in a multi-ethnic population and investigate whether separate reference intervals should be used for different ethnic groups. METHODS: A total of 926 pregnant women from multiple ethnic groups attended four separate study visits spanning the three trimesters...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388879/high-sero-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-virus-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infections-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinic-at-temeke-municipal-health-facilities-dar-es-salaam-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
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Joel Manyahi, Yohannes Msigwa, Francis Mhimbira, Mtebe Majigo
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in pregnancy is associated with direct effect of pregnancy and potential viral transmission from mother to newborn. In Tanzania very little in known on prevalence of HBV infection and their associated factors among pregnant women in lower health facilities. The main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of HBsAg, HIV and HBV-HIV co-infection among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Dar es Salaam...
April 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384850/application-of-sigma-metrics-and-performance-comparison-between-two-biochemistry-analyser-and-a-blood-gas-analyser-for-the-determination-of-electrolytes
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Yasemin Ustundag-Budak, Kagan Huysal
INTRODUCTION: Electrolytes have a narrow range of biological variation and small changes are clinically significant. It is important to select the best method for clinical decision making and patient monitoring in the emergency room. The sigma metrics model provides an objective method to evaluate the performance of a method. AIM: To calculate sigma metrics for electrolytes measured with one arterial blood gas analyser including two auto-analysers that use different technologies...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383401/establishment-of-a-reference-interval-for-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-in-healthy-adults-from-the-sichuan-area
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Shunjun Li, Yue Zuo, Wenfang Huang
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) has been used in the diagnosis and risk stratification of acute myocardial infarction. However, there is no common consensus on an hs-cTnI reference interval for the Chinese population. The aim of this study was to describe the distribution of hs-TnI and establish the 99th percentile reference interval for hs-cTnI in healthy adults from the Sichuan area.Serum specimens were collected from 1485 healthy adults (731 men and 754 women ranging in age from 18 to 85 years) in Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383168/different-free-prostate-specific-antigen-to-total-prostate-specific-antigen-ratios-using-three-detecting-systems
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Hui-Qing Huang, Yan Zhang, Hua-Guo Xu
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is used as an indicative marker of a pathologic condition of the prostate, and the ratio of free PSA (fPSA) to total PSA (tPSA) helps to distinguish benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) from prostate cancer (PCa). In this study, we present some reversed ratios of fPSA to tPSA and analyze the possible mechanism. METHODS: Using the UniCel DxI800 Access Immunoassay System, eight reversed fPSA to tPSA ratios were obtained, and then these samples were retested with an Abbott Architect i2000 Immunoassay Analyser and Cobas e602...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377413/quantifying-the-release-of-biomarkers-of-myocardial-necrosis-from-cardiac-myocytes-and-intact-myocardium
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Jack Marjot, Thomas E Kaier, Eva D Martin, Shiney S Reji, O'Neal Copeland, Mohammed Iqbal, Bob Goodson, Sarah Hamren, Sian E Harding, Michael S Marber
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction is diagnosed when biomarkers of cardiac necrosis exceed the 99th centile, although guidelines advocate even lower concentrations for early rule-out. We examined how many myocytes and how much myocardium these concentrations represent. We also examined if dietary troponin can confound the rule-out algorithm. METHODS: Individual rat cardiac myocytes, rat myocardium, ovine myocardium, or human myocardium were spiked into 400-μ L aliquots of human serum...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375328/simulating-visibility-under-reduced-acuity-and-contrast-sensitivity
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William B Thompson, Gordon E Legge, Daniel J Kersten, Robert A Shakespeare, Quan Lei
Architects and lighting designers have difficulty designing spaces that are accessible to those with low vision, since the complex nature of most architectural spaces requires a site-specific analysis of the visibility of mobility hazards and key landmarks needed for navigation. We describe a method that can be utilized in the architectural design process for simulating the effects of reduced acuity and contrast on visibility. The key contribution is the development of a way to parameterize the simulation using standard clinical measures of acuity and contrast sensitivity...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372891/performance-evaluation-of-the-fda-approved-determine%C3%A2-hiv-1-2-ag-ab-combo-assay-using-plasma-and-whole-blood-specimens
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Silvina Masciotra, Wei Luo, Emily Westheimer, Stephanie E Cohen, Cynthia L Gay, Laura Hall, Yi Pan, Philip J Peters, S Michele Owen
BACKGROUND: The Determine™ HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo (DC) rapid test can identify HIV-1 infection earlier than rapid antibody-only tests in plasma specimens. OBJECTIVES: We compared the performance of DC with a laboratory-based antigen/antibody (Ag/Ab) combo assay in plasma and evaluated antigen reactivity in whole blood specimens. STUDY DESIGN: We tested by DC 508 plasma specimens collected in a prospective study and 107 sequential plasma and simulated whole blood specimens from 20 seroconversion panels...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372890/performance-evaluation-of-the-point-of-care-insti%C3%A2-hiv-1-2-antibody-test-in-early-and-established-hiv-infections
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Sarah Adams, Wei Luo, Laura Wesolowski, Stephanie E Cohen, Philip J Peters, S Michele Owen, Silvina Masciotra
BACKGROUND: The flow-through INSTI™ HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody (INSTI) test is a 60s FDA-approved test for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody testing using whole blood and plasma. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the performance of INSTI using plasma and simulated whole blood specimens. STUDY DESIGN: INSTI's performance in plasma specimens from commercial seroconversion panels was assessed by estimating the relative sensitivity using a 50% cumulative frequency analysis and by comparing its performance with other FDA-approved rapid tests (RTs)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369088/trunk-lean-mass-and-its-association-with-4-different-measures-of-thoracic-kyphosis-in-older-community-dwelling-persons
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J Yamamoto, J Bergstrom, A Davis, D Wing, J T Schousboe, J F Nichols, D M Kado
BACKGROUND: The causes of age-related hyperkyphosis (HK) include osteoporosis, but only 1/3 of those most severely affected have vertebral fractures, suggesting that there are other important, and potentially modifiable causes. We hypothesized that muscle mass and quality may be important determinants of kyphosis in older persons. METHODS: We recruited 72 persons >65 years to participate in a prospective study designed to evaluate kyphosis and fall risk. At the baseline visit, participants had their body composition measures completed using Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365449/multicenter-evaluation-of-an-enzymatic-method-for-glycated-albumin
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Renata Paleari, Graziella Bonetti, Cinzia Callà, Mariarosa Carta, Ferruccio Ceriotti, Nicola Di Gaetano, Marilisa Ferri, Elena Guerra, Gabriella Lavalle, Claudia Lo Cascio, Francesca Gabriela Martino, Martina Montagnana, Marco Moretti, Gabriele Santini, Donata Scribano, Roberto Testa, Anna Vero, Andrea Mosca
BACKGROUND: The use of glycated albumin (GA) has been proposed as an additional glycemic control marker particularly useful in intermediate-term monitoring and in situation when HbA1c test is not reliable. METHODS: We have performed the first multicenter evaluation of the analytical performance of the enzymatic method quantILab Glycated Albumin assay implemented on the most widely used clinical chemistry analyzers (i.e. Abbott Architect C8000, Beckman Coulter AU 480 and 680, Roche Cobas C6000, Siemens ADVIA 2400 and 2400 XPT)...
March 29, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364412/the-validation-and-evaluation-of-anti-hiv-testing-algorithm-used-in-mobile-clinic-setting-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-metropolitan-bangkok-thailand
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Tippawan Pankam, Sarun Saensiriphan, Suphackok Areeyolwattana, Napapat Barisri, Supabhorn Pengnonyang, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Nittaya Phanuphak, Praphan Phanuphak
BACKGROUND: Same-day anti-HIV testing algorithm is recommended by Thai National Guidelines. We compared performance characteristics of algorithms used in a mobile clinic and a facility-based clinic for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok. METHODS: Mobile clinic samples collected from 4 saunas and 2 spa venues were tested by Alere DetermineTM HIV 1/2, followed by DoubleCheck GoldTM Ultra HIV 1/2 and SD Bioline HIV 1/2 3.0. All samples were re-tested at the Thai Red Cross Anonymous Clinic (TRCAC) by Architect HIV Ag/Ab or Elecsys HIV combi PT, followed by Alere DetermineTM HIV 1/2 and Serodia HIV 1/2...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347675/equal-clinical-performance-of-a-novel-point-of-care-cardiac-troponin-i-ctni-assay-with-a-commonly-used-high-sensitivity-ctni-assay
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Per Venge, Lian van Lippen, Sabine Blaschke, Michael Christ, Felicitas Geier, Evangelos Giannitsis, Emil Hagström, Pierre Hausfater, Mehdi Khellaf, Johannes Mair, David Pariente, Volkher Scharnhorst, Veronique Semjonow
BACKGROUND: Efficient rule-out of acute myocardial infarction (MI) facilitates early disposition of chest pain patients in emergency departments (ED). Point-of-care (POC) cardiac troponin (cTn) may improve patient throughput. We compared the diagnostic accuracy of a novel cTnI test (Minicare cTnI, Philips), with current POC cTnI (I-Stat, Abbott) and high-sensitivity central laboratory cTnI (hs-cTnI; Architect, Abbott) assays. METHODS: The clinical performance of the assays were compared in samples from 450 patients from a previous clinical evaluation of Minicare cTnI...
March 25, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337224/gut-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-immunity
#16
REVIEW
Valeria Messina, Carla Buccione, Giulia Marotta, Giovanna Ziccheddu, Michele Signore, Gianfranco Mattia, Rossella Puglisi, Benedetto Sacchetti, Livia Biancone, Mauro Valtieri
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), first found in bone marrow (BM), are the structural architects of all organs, participating in most biological functions. MSCs possess tissue-specific signatures that allow their discrimination according to their origin and location. Among their multiple functions, MSCs closely interact with immune cells, orchestrating their activity to maintain overall homeostasis. The phenotype of tissue MSCs residing in the bowel overlaps with myofibroblasts, lining the bottom walls of intestinal crypts (pericryptal) or interspersed within intestinal submucosa (intercryptal)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323905/elevated-plasma-levels-of-cardiac-troponin-i-predict-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-a-multicentre-cohort-follow-up-study
#17
Mark J Hamilton, Yvonne Robb, Sarah Cumming, Helen Gregory, Alexis Duncan, Monika Rahman, Anne McKeown, Catherine McWilliam, John Dean, Alison Wilcox, Maria E Farrugia, Anneli Cooper, Josephine McGhie, Berit Adam, Richard Petty, Cheryl Longman, Iain Findlay, Alan Japp, Darren G Monckton, Martin A Denvir
OBJECTIVE: High sensitivity plasma cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) is emerging as a strong predictor of cardiac events in a variety of settings. We have explored its utility in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). METHODS: 117 patients with DM1 were recruited from routine outpatient clinics across three health boards. A single measurement of cTnI was made using the ARCHITECT STAT Troponin I assay. Demographic, ECG, echocardiographic and other clinical data were obtained from electronic medical records...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322756/establishing-reference-intervals-for-galectin-3-concentrations-in-serum-requires-careful-consideration-of-its-biological-determinants
#18
Magdalena Krintus, Marek Kozinski, Tomasz Fabiszak, Jacek Kubica, Mauro Panteghini, Grazyna Sypniewska
BACKGROUND: Appropriately established reference intervals for laboratory biomarkers may help the interpretation of their results and facilitate clinical utilization. OBJECTIVES: i) To determine reference intervals for serum galectin-3 measured using the Architect STAT immunoassay, and ii) to identify factors affecting galectin-3 concentrations. METHODS: We recruited 533 questionnaire-identified apparently healthy individuals, in which laboratory biomarkers were used to detect asymptomatic myocardial injury and dysfunction, ongoing inflammation, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and renal dysfunction...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271677/can-measurement-of-progesterone-estradiol-and-prolactin-by-immunoassay-be-interchanged-a-comparison-of-the-roche-cobas-e601-vs-abbott-architect-i2000sr
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Lianli Yin, Xiang Chen, Yinghua Tang, Yifan Sun
BACKGROUND: Progesterone is a reliable indicator of either natural or induced ovulation, and it plays an important role in preparing for implantation in the uterus and maintaining pregnancy. Estradiol is the most powerful natural estrogen in humans. It adjusts reproductive function in females and, with progesterone, maintains a pregnancy. Prolactin is also an important indicator, and its major physiological action is the initiation and maintenance of lactation in women. Architect i2000sr and Cobas e601 are automated immunoassay systems that are widely used to measure progesterone, estradiol, and prolactin concentrations in the blood...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256292/evaluation-of-the-automated-advia-centaur%C3%A2-xp-syphilis-assay-for-serological-testing
#20
Sharon Saw, Huiqin Zhao, Phyllis Tan, Betty Saw, Sunil Sethi
We evaluated the performance of the ADVIA Centaur XP Syphilis assay (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY, USA) using samples previously tested on the ARCHITECT i4000SR system (Abbott Diagnostics, Lake Forest, IL, USA) and confirmed by the Treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay (TPPA) (SERODIA-TPPA, Fujirebio Diagnostics Inc., Malvern, PA, USA). Clinical patient information was included to aid resolution of discordant samples where available. Precision, interference, and cross-reactivity were also assessed...
May 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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