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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431197/serum-c-reactive-protein-procalcitonin-and-lactate-dehydrogenase-for-the-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-necrosis
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Oluyemi Komolafe, Stephen P Pereira, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: The treatment of people with pancreatic necrosis differs from that of people with oedematous pancreatitis. It is important to know the diagnostic accuracy of serum C-reactive protein (CRP), serum procalcitonin, and serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) as a triage test for the detection of pancreatic necrosis in people with acute pancreatitis, so that an informed decision can be made as to whether the person with pancreatic necrosis needs further investigations such as computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and treatment for pancreatic necrosis started...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428720/can-mean-platelet-volume-play-a-role-in-evaluating-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Jing-Jing Lei, Li Zhou, Qi Liu, Can Xiong, Chun-Fang Xu
AIM: To investigate serum mean platelet volume (MPV) levels in acute pancreatitis (AP) patients and assess whether MPV effectively predicts the disease severity of AP. METHODS: We included 117 consecutive patients with AP as the AP group and 34 consecutive patients with colorectal polyps (before endoscopic treatment) as the control group. Complete blood counts, liver function, platelet indices (MPV), coagulation parameters, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured on days 1, 2, 3 and 7 after admission...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428356/biological-variation-estimates-obtained-from-91-healthy-study-participants-for-9-enzymes-in-serum
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Anna Carobene, Thomas Røraas, Una Ørvim Sølvik, Marit Sverresdotter Sylte, Sverre Sandberg, Elena Guerra, Irene Marino, Niels Jonker, Gerhard Barla, William A Bartlett, Pilar Fernandez-Calle, Jorge Díaz-Garzón, Francesca Tosato, Mario Plebani, Abdurrahman Coŝkun, Mustafa Serteser, Ibrahim Unsal, Ferruccio Ceriotti
BACKGROUND: We sought to develop estimates of biological variation (BV) for 9 enzymes in blood serum as part of the European Biological Variation Study. METHODS: Ninety-one healthy study participants (38 male and 53 female, 21-69 years old) were phlebotomized in each of 10 consecutive weeks at 6 European laboratories. The same preanalytical sample-handling protocol was followed at each center before transport to San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy, for analysis...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428133/epidemiological-study-of-common-diseases-and-their-risk-factors-in-camels-in-south-punjab-pakistan
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Aneela Zameer Durrani, Zubair Bashir, Imran Rasheed, Noor-Ul-Ain Sarwar
Bacteriological study of mastitis along with common blood protozoan diseases were studied in dromedary camels in Cholistan, Dera Ismail Khan and Rahim Yar Khan districts in South Punjab, Pakistan. For this purpose 300 camels were sampled randomly at different common grazing and watering point. For study of blood parasites clinically suspected and apparently healthy camels, 150 each, were sampled. An overall prevalence of 15%and 5% was recorded for trypanosomiasis and Anaplasmosis respectively. Trypanosoma evansi was identified with 280 bp product on polymerase chain reaction test...
April 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422812/randomized-double-blind-trial-of-ringer-s-lactate-versus-normal-saline-in-pediatric-acute-severe-diarrheal-dehydration
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Gayathri Bhuvaneswaran Kartha, Ramachandran Rameshkumar, Subramanian Mahadevan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of Ringer Lactate (RL) versus normal saline (NS) in the correction of pediatric acute severe diarrheal dehydration, as measured by improvement in clinical status and pH (≥7.35). METHODS: 68 children aged 1-month to 12-year with acute severe diarrheal dehydration (World Health Organization (WHO classification) were randomized into RL (n = 34) and NS-group (n = 34) and received 100 ml/kg of the assigned intravenous fluid according to WHO PLAN-C for the management of diarrheal dehydration...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419250/enhanced-glycolysis-regulated-by-hif-1%C3%AE-via-mct-4-promotes-inflammation-in-arsenite-induced-carcinogenesis
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Fei Luo, Zhonglan Zou, Xinlu Liu, Min Ling, Qingling Wang, Qi Wang, Lu Lu, Le Shi, Yonglian Liu, Qizhan Liu, Aihua Zhang
Arsenite is well established as a human carcinogen, but the molecular mechanisms leading to arsenite-induced carcinogenesis are complex and elusive. Accelerated glycolysis, a common process in tumor cells called the Warburg effect, is associated with various biological phenomena. However, the role of glycolysis induced by arsenite is unknown. We have found that, with chronic exposure to arsenite, L-02 cells undergo a metabolic shift to glycolysis. In liver cells exposed to arsenite, hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and monocarboxylate transporter-4 (MCT-4) are over-expressed...
April 17, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418851/high-serum-lactate-dehydrogenase-predicts-an-unfavorable-outcome-in-chinese-elderly-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Yan Gu, Ya-Hui Yuan, Ji Xu, Qing-Lin Shi, Xiao-Yan Qu, Rui Guo, Hua Bai, Jia-Dai Xu, Jian-Yong Li, Li-Juan Chen
There is significant heterogeneity among multiple myeloma (MM) patients with the survival duration varying greatly from a few months to several years. This study retrospectively analyzed serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in 105 cases of newly diagnosed elderly MM patients to investigate its value for outcome prediction. Serum LDH concentrations were evaluated prior to induction therapy. Prognostic analyses were carried out based on LDH levels and patients' other clinical data. We also applied the recently proposed Revised International Staging System (R-ISS) to 70 patients with the available data...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416423/dietary-administration-of-sodium-alginate-ameliorated-stress-and-promoted-immune-resistance-of-grouper-epinephelus-coioides-under-cold-stress
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Pai-Po Lee, Yu-Hung Lin, Min-Chieh Chen, Winton Cheng
Grouper, Epinephelus coioides, fed a diet containing sodium alginate at 0 (control, named C) and 1.0 g kg(-1) (named S) at a temperature of 28 °C for 12 days, were then further individually transferred to 28 (two groups named C-28 and S-28) or 20 °C (two groups named C-20 and S-20), and immune parameters and stress indexes were measured at the beginning and after 6, 12, 24 and 48 h of exposure. Examination of immune parameters revealed that the alternative complement activity (ACH50), lysozyme activity, phagocytic activity, superoxide dismutase, and respiratory bursts significantly increased in groupers fed the sodium alginate-containing diet for 12 days, and were higher in the S-28 than those of the C-28 and S-20 groups, which were higher than those of the C-20 group from 6 to 48 h except for ACH50 at 48 h, respiratory bursts at 48 h, and lysozymes at 6 h...
April 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416347/blood-collection-vials-and-clinically-used-intravenous-fluids-contain-significant-amounts-of-nitrite
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Luis E F Almeida, Sayuri Kamimura, Margaret Y Nettleton, Celia M de Souza Batista, Elizabeth Walek, Alfia Khaibullina, Li Wang, Zenaide M N Quezado
The biology of the inorganic anion nitrite is linked to nitric oxide (NO) as nitrite can be reduced to NO and mediate its biological activities. Thus, studies of nitrite biology require sensitive and selective chemical assays. The acetic and ascorbic acids method is selective for nitrite and measures it in biological matrices. However, one of the pitfalls of nitrite measurements is its ubiquitous presence in sample collection tubes. Here, we showed high levels of nitrite in collection tubes containing EDTA, sodium citrate or sodium heparin and smaller amounts in tubes containing lithium heparin or serum clot activator...
April 14, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414997/successful-treatment-of-nonocclusive-mesenteric-ischemia-after-aortic-valve-replacement-with-continuous-arterial-alprostadil-infusion-a-case-report
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Kunio Ogi, Masamitsu Sanui, Yusuke Iizuka, Akinori Aomatsu, Ikue Nakashima, Kohei Hamamoto, Tomohisa Okochi, Alan K Lefor
INTRODUCTION: Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) after surgery has an extremely poor prognosis with a mortality rate of 30-100%. We report a patient with NOMI following aortic valve replacement who failed to improve despite continuous intra-arterial infusion of papaverine, but was successfully treated with alprostadil (prostaglandin E1 [PGE1]) infusion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is a 77-year-old man who underwent aortic valve replacement. Due to elevated serum lactate levels five hours after intensive care unit admission, superior mesenteric arteriography was performed, establishing the diagnosis of NOMI...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414569/elevated-levels-of-plasma-mitochondrial-dna-are-associated-with-clinical-outcome-in-intra-abdominal-infections-caused-by-severe-trauma
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Qiongyuan Hu, Jianan Ren, Jie Wu, Guanwei Li, Xiuwen Wu, Song Liu, Gefei Wang, Guosheng Gu, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to determine prospectively relationships between plasma mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (mtDNA) concentration and clinical outcome in patients with intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) induced by severe abdominal trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The DNA was isolated from serum samples taken from patients with IAIs at hospital days zero, one, and two. Plasma mtDNA concentration was assessed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
April 17, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413048/milk-c-reactive-protein-in-canine-mastitis
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Iosif Vasiu, Roman Dąbrowski, Silvia Martinez-Subiela, Jose J Ceron, Anna Wdowiak, Raul Alexandru Pop, Florinel Gheorghe Brudaşcă, Josep Pastor, Asta Tvarijonaviciute
Presence of mastitis in lactating bitches can become life threatening for both the bitch and pups. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a possible utility of C-reactive protein (CRP) in both milk and serum for canine mastitis diagnosis. Our study showed that milk CRP levels ranged between 0.1 and 4.9μg/mL and from 0.3 to 40.0μg/mL in healthy and diseased bitches (P<0.01), respectively, while serum CRP levels ranged between 2.0 and 8.6μg/mL and between 0.3 and 162.3μg/mL in healthy and diseased bitches (P<0...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412994/effects-of-high-fat-diet-on-somatic-growth-metabolic-parameters-and-function-of-peritoneal-macrophages-of-young-rats-submitted-to-a-maternal-low-protein-diet
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Maria Cláudia Alheiros-Lira, Gabriela Carvalho Jurema-Santos, Helyson Tomaz da-Silva, Amanda Cabral da-Silva, Sueli Moreno Senna, Wylla Tatiana Ferreira E Silva, José Candido Ferraz, Carol Góis Leandro
This study evaluated the effects of a post-weaning high-fat (HF) diet on somatic growth, food consumption, metabolic parameters, phagocytic rate and nitric oxide (NO) production of peritoneal macrophages in young rats submitted to a maternal low-protein (LP) diet. Male Wistar rats (aged 60 d) were divided in two groups (n 22/each) according to their maternal diet during gestation and lactation: control (C, dams fed 17 % casein) and LP (dams fed 8 % casein). At weaning, half of the groups were fed HF diet and two more groups were formed (HF and low protein-high fat (LP-HF))...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412011/-nicolau-livedoid-dermatitis-with-severe-neurological-involvement-in-a-child
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F-Z Elfatoiki, A Ennajdi, W Gueddari, S Chiheb
BACKGROUND: Nicolau syndrome is a rare condition consisting in tissue ischemia and necrosis following intramuscular, intra-articular or subcutaneous injection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Immediately after gluteal intramuscular injection of benzathine-penicillin, a 10-year-old male child presented an extensive painful violaceous lesion on the left buttock associated with urinary incontinence and left lower-limb paresis. Additional underlying muscular damage was supported by high serum levels of creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase...
April 12, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411114/circulating-biologically-active-adrenomedullin-bio-adm-predicts-hemodynamic-support-requirement-and-mortality-during-sepsis
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Pietro Caironi, Roberto Latini, Joachim Struck, Oliver Hartmann, Andreas Bergmann, Giuseppe Maggio, Marco Cavana, Gianni Tognoni, Antonio Pesenti, Luciano Gattinoni, Serge Masson
BACKGROUND: The biological role of adrenomedullin, a hormone involved in hemodynamic homeostasis, is controversial in sepsis, since administration of either the peptide or an antibody against it may be beneficial. METHODS: Plasma bio-ADM was assessed on days 1, 2 and 7 after randomization of 956 patients with sepsis or septic shock to albumin or crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in the multicenter Albumin Italian Outcome Sepsis (ALBIOS) trial. We tested the association of bio-ADM and its time-dependent variation with fluid therapy, vasopressor administration, organ failures and mortality...
April 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410798/protective-role-of-coq10-or-l-carnitine-on-the-integrity-of-the-myocardium-in-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity
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Hesham N Mustafa, Gehan A Hegazy, Sally A El Awdan, Marawan AbdelBaset
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a chemotherapeutic agent used for treatment of different cancers and its clinical usage is hindered by the oxidative injury-related cardiotoxicity. This work aims to declare if the harmful effects of DOX on heart can be alleviated with the use of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or L-carnitine. The study was performed on seventy two female Wistar albino rats divided into six groups, 12 animals each: Control group; DOX group (10mg/kg); CoQ10 group (200mg/kg); L-carnitine group (100mg/kg); DOX+CoQ10 group; DOX+L-carnitine group...
April 2, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410600/primary-adrenal-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nanik Ram, Owais Rashid, Saad Farooq, Imran Ulhaq, Najmul Islam
BACKGROUND: Lymphomas are cancers that arise from the white blood cells and have been traditionally divided into two large subtypes: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. B-cell lymphoma is the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma; almost 85% of patients with lymphoma have this variant. Lymphomas can potentially arise from any lymphoid tissue located in the body; however, primary adrenal non-Hodgkin lymphoma is extremely rare. We report the history, examination findings, and laboratory results of a 50-year-old man diagnosed with a primary left adrenal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407850/association-between-subclinical-hypocalcemia-in-the-first-3-days-of-lactation-and-reproductive-performance-of-dairy-cows
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L S Caixeta, P A Ospina, M B Capel, D V Nydam
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of subclinical hypocalcemia on reproductive performance in dairy cows. In a prospective cohort study, 97 cows on 2 dairy farms with automatic milking systems were monitored for subclinical hypocalcemia. Animals were enrolled 7 ± 3 days prior to estimated calving date and three parity groups were defined based on the lactation that the animals were going to start: lactation = 1, lactation = 2, and lactation ≥3. Serum calcium concentration (Ca) was measured in all animals in the first 3 DIM and subclinical hypocalcemia (SCH) was defined as Ca ≤ 8...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407826/-a-retrospective-analysis-of-6-children-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Yu-Jie Yin, Yu-Ping Huang, Chao Lu, Xue-Ping Sun, Feng-Nan Niu, Rui Jin, Guo-Ping Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features of 6 children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and review related literature, and to provide a basis for early diagnosis and effective treatment of this disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical data of 6 children with DMD who were admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from January 2010 to October 2015. RESULTS: All the 6 cases were boys without a family history of DMD, and the age of diagnosis of DMD was 1...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404834/promotion-of-orange-fleshed-sweet-potato-increased-vitamin-a-intakes-and-reduced-the-odds-of-low-retinol-binding-protein-among-postpartum-kenyan-women
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Amy Webb Girard, Frederick Grant, Michelle Watkinson, Haile Selassie Okuku, Rose Wanjala, Donald Cole, Carol Levin, Jan Low
Background: Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) improves vitamin A (VA) status of young children; research with pregnant and lactating women is limited.Objective: We examined the effectiveness of the Mama SASHA (Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa) program to improve nutrition knowledge, diets, and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in Western Kenya.Methods: Eight health facilities were allocated to the Mama SASHA intervention or comparison arms. PLW in intervention facilities received enhanced nutrition counseling at health clinics, were linked with community-based maternal support groups, and received vouchers for OFSP vine cuttings...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
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