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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786767/oral-supplementation-of-lanthanum-zirconate-nanoparticles-moderately-affected-behavior-but-drastically-disturbed-leukocyte-count-serum-cholesterol-levels-and-antioxidant-parameters-from-vital-organs-of-albino-mice-in-a-gender-specific-manner
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Muhammad Nazar Aftab, Irum Naz Akram, Tafheem Khosa, Syeda Qandeel Zahra, Irum Bashir, Muhammad Naeem Ashiq, Furhan Iqbal
Lanthanum Zirconate nanoparticles (NPs) are used in blades of gas turbine engines to thermally insulate them and to protect them against hot and corrosive gas streams. However, the information regarding their biocompatibility is limited. The present study was aimed to report the effect of Lanthanum Zirconate NPs on selected aspects of behavior, serum biochemistry, complete blood count and antioxidant parameters from vital organs of albino mice in a gender specific manner. Albino mice, seven weeks old, were orally treated with 75 mg/ml solvent/Kg body weight of Lanthanum Zirconate nanoparticles for consecutive 22 days...
May 21, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785920/effects-of-herd-and-physiological-status-on-variation-of-16-immunological-and-inflammatory-parameters-in-dairy-cows-during-drying-off-and-the-transition-period
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Alfonso Zecconi, Francesca Albonico, Maria Elena Gelain, Renata Piccinini, Micaela Cipolla, Michele Mortarino
During drying off and transition period, cows are subject to changes in endocrine status, metabolic stressors and altered immune functions, which could lead to an increased risk of disease. To expand our knowledge on the immune/inflammatory status and to identify markers to define cow status during this interval, the pattern of 9 different cellular parameters, 5 cytokines, 2 enzymes and 3 cellular ratios in blood samples were assessed in 15 primiparous cows belonging to three different dairy herds in Lombardy...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785516/increased-water-temperature-altered-hemato-biochemical-parameters-and-structure-of-peripheral-erythrocytes-in-striped-catfish-pangasianodon-hypophthalmus
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Md Shahjahan, Md Helal Uddin, Victor Bain, Md Mahfuzul Haque
The increase of water temperature due to global warming is a great concern of aquaculturists and fishery biologists. In the present study, we examined the effects of high temperature on hematological parameters and blood glucose levels in striped catfish, Pangasianodon hypophthalmus exposed to three temperature conditions (28, 32, and 36 °C) for 7 days. Fish were sacrificed at days 1, 3, and 7. Erythroblasts (Ebs), erythrocytic cellular abnormalities (ECA), and erythrocytic nuclear abnormalities (ENA) were assayed using peripheral erythrocytes of the sampled fishes...
May 21, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784043/dysregulation-of-mir-200s-clusters-as-potential-prognostic-biomarkers-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Jing-Dong Zhou, Liu-Chao Zhang, Ting-Juan Zhang, Yu Gu, De-Hong Wu, Wei Zhang, Ji-Chun Ma, Xiang-Mei Wen, Hong Guo, Jiang Lin, Jun Qian
BACKGROUND: Increasing studies showed that miR-200 family (miR-200s) clusters are aberrantly expressed in multiple human cancers, and miR-200s clusters function as tumor suppressor genes by affecting cell proliferation, self-renewal, differentiation, division and apoptosis. Herein, we aimed to investigate the expression and clinical implication of miR-200s clusters in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: RT-qPCR was performed to detect expression of miR-200s clusters in 19 healthy donors, 98 newly diagnosed AML patients, and 35 AML patients achieved complete remission (CR)...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783937/enterococcus-gallinarum-meningitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bo Zhao, Mao Sheng Ye, Rui Zheng
BACKGROUND: As an opportunistic pathogen, E. gallinarum mainly leads to nosocomial infections, and it's multi-drug resistance has gained more and more attention. Central nervous system infections caused by E. gallinarum are rare, but have been reported more often in recent years. The previous cases were generally secondary to neurosurgery, especially ventriculoperitoneal shunts. In recent years, the cases largely occurred in patients with impaired immune function. The patient in our report may have had dual risk factors (immune impairment and an invasive surgical procedure)...
May 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782513/high-red-blood-cell-composition-in-clots-is-associated-with-successful-recanalization-during-intra-arterial-thrombectomy
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Jong Wook Shin, Hye Seon Jeong, Hyon-Jo Kwon, Kyu Sang Song, Jei Kim
We evaluated the composition of individual clots retrieved during intra-arterial thrombectomy in relation to recanalization success, stroke subtype, and the presence of clot signs on initial brain images. We analyzed clot and interventional data from 145 retrieval trials performed for 37 patients (69.5±14.0 years, 20 men, large artery atherosclerosis, n = 7; cardioembolism, n = 22; undetermined etiology, n = 8) who had undergone intra-arterial thrombectomy. Rates of clot retrieval and successful recanalization (Arterial Occlusive Lesion score of 2-3) for separate retrieval trials were evaluated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781766/significant-suppression-of-ct-radiation-induced-dna-damage-in-normal-human-cells-by-the-prc-210-radioprotector
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Frank Jermusek, Chelsea Benedict, Emma Dreischmeier, Michael Brand, Michael Uder, Justin J Jeffery, Frank N Ranallo, William E Fahl
While computed tomography (CT) is now commonly used and considered to be clinically valuable, significant DNA double-strand breaks (γ-H2AX foci) in white blood cells from adult and pediatric CT patients have been frequently reported. In this study to determine whether γ-H2AX foci and X-ray-induced naked DNA damage are suppressed by administration of the PrC-210 radioprotector, human blood samples were irradiated in a CT scanner at 50-150 mGy with or without PrC-210, and γ-H2AX foci were scored. X-ray-induced naked DNA damage was also studied, and the DNA protective efficacy of PrC-210 was compared against 12 other common "antioxidants...
May 21, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781346/distribution-characteristics-of-cells-in-splenomegaly-due-to-hepatitis-b-related-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-and-their-clinical-importance
#8
Xiaoyu Han, Yunfu Lv, Yejuan Li, Jie Deng, Qingan Qiu, Ning Liu, Shuya Zhao, Caixian Liao
Objectives To investigate peripheral cytopenia in patients with splenomegaly due to hepatitis B-related cirrhotic portal hypertension (HBRCPH) by comparing blood cell counts from enlarged spleens with peripheral blood. Methods This prospective study involved patients undergoing splenectomy at the Nangfang Hospital from June 2013 to December 2015. Blood cell counts from peripheral blood were compared with those from splenic blood taken during splenectomies. Results Clinical data were available from 30 patients...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780836/defining-platelet-rich-plasma-usage-by-team-physicians-in-elite-athletes
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David E Kantrowitz, Ajay S Padaki, Christopher S Ahmad, T Sean Lynch
Background: The indications for the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are vaguely defined despite the frequency of its use as a treatment for athletes. While select studies have advocated for its efficacy, the majority of orthopaedic research conducted on the topic has been equivocal. Purpose: To define the use of PRP in elite athletes by team physicians from professional sports leagues. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A survey assessing treatment timing, usage patterns, indications, and complications was generated by fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780782/combination-of-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-may-serve-as-a-potential-diagnostic-marker-for-torsion-on-mature-cystic-teratomas
#10
Ji Yun Lee, Whan Shin, Jeong Sook Kim, Joo Hyun Park, SiHyun Cho
Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate clinical and laboratory characteristics of torsion on mature cystic teratomas (MCTs). In addition, we examined whether these factors could be helpful in diagnosing MCT torsion. Methods: A retrospective medical record review was conducted for 384 patients who had undergone surgery and histologically verified ovarian MCTs at single university hospital between July 2006 and May 2017. Patients with or without torsion groups were compared with respect to clinical presentation, laboratory findings and surgical course...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780412/a-prediction-model-for-recognizing-strangulated-small-bowel-obstruction
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Xiaming Huang, Guan Fang, Jie Lin, Keyu Xu, Hongqi Shi, Lei Zhuang
Introduction: Early and accurate diagnosis of strangulated small bowel obstruction (SSBO) is difficult. This study aimed to devise a prediction model for predicting the risk of SSBO. Materials and Methods: A database of 417 patients who had clinical symptoms of intestinal obstruction confirmed by computed tomography (CT) were evaluated for inclusion in this study. Symptoms and laboratory and radiologic findings of these patients were collected after admission. These clinical factors were analyzed using logistic regression...
2018: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779815/use-of-standard-enteral-formula-versus-enteric-formula-with-prebiotic-content-in-nutrition-therapy-a-randomized-controlled-study-among-neuro-critical-care-patients
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Piril Tuncay, Fatma Arpaci, Mutlu Doganay, Deniz Erdem, Arzu Sahna, Hulya Ergun, Dilek Atabey
OBJECTIVE: To compare use of standard enteral formula versus enteric formula with prebiotic content in terms of nutrition therapy related outcomes among neurocritical care patients. METHODS: A total of 46 adult neurocritical care patients who received nutrition therapy with standard enteral formula (SEF group; n = 23) or enteral formula with prebiotic content (EFPC group; n = 23) during their hospitalization in intensive care unit (ICU) were included in this prospective randomized controlled study...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779314/-impact-of-psoas-muscle-index-on-early-postoperative-mortality-and-complications-after-liver-transplantation
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J C Hou, H Zheng, Z Qiang, Y M Zhang, W T Jiang, W Gao, J Z Cai, J J Zhang, Z Y Shen
Objective: To investigate the relationship between psoas muscle index (PMI) and early postoperative survival rate and the incidence of complications after liver transplantation in adults. Methods: The clinical data of 225 patients (male, n =184; female, n =41) underwent liver transplantation at the Organ Transplantation Department of First Central Clinic Institute of Tianjin Medical University from January 2014 to December 2016 were analyzed, retrospectively.Original disease: hepatitis B liver cirrhosis(44 cases), hepatitis C cirrhosis(10 cases), autoimmune liver cirrhosis(29 cases), other benign liver diseases(24 cases), liver cirrhosis with liver cancer(116 cases), hilar cholangiocarcinoma(1 case) and hepatic vascular sarcoma(1 case)...
May 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778547/relation-of-inflammatory-markers-with-symptoms-of-psychotic-disorders-a-large-cohort-study
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E J Liemburg, I M Nolte, H C Klein, H Knegtering, R Bruggeman, E Visser, A A Bartels-Velthuis, W Veling
AIMS: Immunological mechanisms may play a role in symptomatology of patients with a psychotic disorder. Besides metabolic problems and medication use, inflammatory processes that may occur due to the disorder may cause increased inflammatory markers and concurrent psychiatric symptoms. The aim of this study is to investigate whether levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cell count (WBC) are related to positive and negative symptoms of psychotic disorders, and whether age, gender, duration of illness, smoking behavior, haloperidol equivalents, mediation use, body mass, and metabolic syndrome affect this relation...
May 17, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777259/diagnostic-yield-of-repeat-ct-guided-biopsy-for-suspected-infectious-spondylodiscitis
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Gregory J Czuczman, Daniel E Marrero, Ambrose J Huang, Jacob C Mandell, Varand Ghazikhanian, F Joseph Simeone
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the yield of repeat CT-guided biopsy in patients with suspected infectious spondylodiscitis following an initial biopsy with negative microbiology, and to identify factors associated with successful pathogen isolation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 21 patients (12 men, 9 women; mean age, 52, range, 12-84) were identified with clinically and radiologically suspected infectious spondylodiscitis who underwent repeat biopsy following negative cultures from an initial biopsy...
May 18, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776344/risk-factors-for-esophageal-fistula-in-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-invading-adjacent-organs-treated-with-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-a-monocentric-case-control-study
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Takeshi Kawakami, Takahiro Tsushima, Katsuhiro Omae, Hirofumi Ogawa, Hiromichi Shirasu, Yosuke Kito, Yukio Yoshida, Satoshi Hamauchi, Akiko Todaka, Nozomu Machida, Tomoya Yokota, Kentaro Yamazaki, Akira Fukutomi, Yusuke Onozawa, Hirofumi Yasui
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for unresectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) without distant metastasis is definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT), in which the incidence of esophageal fistula (EF) is reported to be 10-12%. An ad hoc analysis of JCOG0303, a phase II/III trial of dCRT for patients with unresectable ESCC (including non-T4b), suggested that esophageal stenosis is a risk factor for EF. However, risk factors for EF in patients limited to T4b ESCC treated with dCRT have yet to be clarified...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775738/humoral-and-mucosal-immune-responses-in-meagre-argyrosomus-regius-juveniles-fed-diets-with-varying-inclusion-levels-of-carob-seed-germ-meal
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Francisco Antonio Guardiola, Carolina Barroso, Paula Enes, Ana Couto, Patricia Díaz-Rosales, António Afonso, Erika Kanashiro, Helena Peres, Elisabete Matos, Aires Oliva-Teles, Pedro Pousão-Ferreira, Benjamín Costas
Many studies have assessed the effects of incorporation of plant feedstuffs in fish diets on growth performance, whereas few studies have addressed the effects of fish meal replacement by plant protein sources on fish immune parameters. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects on immune response of different inclusion levels of carob seed germ meal (CSGM) as partial replacement for fish meal in diets for meagre (Argyrosomus regius) juveniles. Fish were fed four experimental diets with increased CSGM inclusion levels [0% (control), 7...
May 15, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775622/clinicopathological-analysis-of-immunohistochemical-expression-of-retinoic-acid-related-orphan-receptor-%C3%AE-t-in-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-not-otherwise-specified
#18
Eriko Yanagida, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Keisuke Kawamoto, Kazutaka Nakashima, Kotaro Matsuda, Kyohei Yamada, Reiji Muto, Koji Nagafuji, Masao Seto, Koichi Ohshima
Peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) is cytologically and phenotypically heterogeneous. Retinoic acid-related orphan receptor-γt (RORγt) is a transcription factor that regulates the differentiation of naïve CD4+ helper T-cells to Th17 cells. In the present study, we immunohistochemically confirmed the expression of RORγt in PTCL-NOS. Pathological and clinical investigations were performed for 170 cases of PTCL-NOS. RORγt-positive cases accounted for 17.6% (30/170) of the total cases and they showed a significantly higher frequency of CD8 positivity (P=...
May 15, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775092/a-prospective-multi-centre-us-clinical-trial-to-determine-accuracy-of-febridx-point-of-care-testing-for-acute-upper-respiratory-infections-with-and-without-a-confirmed-fever
#19
Nathan I Shapiro, Wesley H Self, Jeffrey Rosen, Stephan C Sharp, Michael R Filbin, Peter C Hou, Amisha D Parekh, Michael C Kurz, Robert Sambursky
BACKGROUND: FebriDx is a 10-minute disposable point-of-care test designed to identify clinically significant systemic host immune responses and aid in the differentiation of bacterial and viral respiratory infection by simultaneously detecting C-reactive protein (CRP) and myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) from a fingerstick blood sample. FebriDx diagnostic accuracy was evaluated in the emergency room and urgent care setting. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study of acute upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), with and without a confirmed fever at the time of enrolment, was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FebriDx to identify clinically significant bacterial infection with host response and acute pathogenic viral infection...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774997/-the-significance-of-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-benign-and-malignant-laryngeal-lesions
#20
D Q Wu, X S Huang
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the value of preoperative peripheral blood lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) in differentiating laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), laryngeal precancerous lesions (LPL) and laryngeal benign lesions (LBL). Method: Four hundred and five cases of laryngeal lesions diagnosed by pathology (154 cases of LSCC, 83 cases of LPL and 168 cases of LBL) were collected. LSCC group was further divided into T1 group, T2 group and T3-4 group based on T stage. The levels of neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, hemoglobin, platelet and other blood indexes were measured, as well as compared the LMR, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and other parameters in each group...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
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