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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333810/the-value-of-acute-phase-reactants-and-lightcycler%C3%A2-septifast-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-bacterial-and-viral-infections-in-pediatric-patients
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Gulcin Bozlu, Huseyin Tanriverdi, Gonul Aslan, Necdet Kuyucu
INTRODUCTION: This study was performed to investigate the value of acute phase reactants and LightCycler® SeptiFast test to differentiate bacterial and viral infections. POPULATION AND METHODS: Children with fever were enrolled to this prospective study. Peripheral white blood cell (WBC), C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) were studied from all patients on day 1, 3 and 7. Blood culture and chest X-ray were also obtained on day 1. Blood samples for LightCycler® SeptiFast test were obtained in all patients to use them if there was uncertain diagnosis between bacterial or viral infection...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333509/rate-and-association-of-lower-urinary-tract-infection-with-recurrence-after-transurethral-resection-of-bladder-tumor
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Byung Soo Kim, Bum Sik Tae, Ja Hyeon Ku, Cheol Kwak, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Chang Wook Jeong
Purpose: To evaluate the rate of pyuria and bacteriuria after transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated data obtained from 363 patients who underwent TURBT between October 2012 and December 2013 at Seoul National University Hospital. Urinalysis and urine culture were assessed at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months postoperatively. Primary endpoint was the rate of bacteriuria (≥105/mL in a midstream) and pyuria (white blood cells ≥5/high-power field)...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333070/bacterial-infections-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-clinical-characteristics-and-the-role-of-c-reactive-protein
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Melanie Deutsch, Spilios Manolakopoulos, Ioannis Andreadis, Markos Giannaris, George Kontos, Hariklia Kranidioti, Maria Pirounaki, John Koskinas
Background: The diagnosis of bacterial infection in cirrhotic patients may be difficult, because of the absence of classical signs such as fever and raised white blood cell count. The role of C-reactive protein (CRP) in this context has not been clearly defined. Methods: Clinical and laboratory characteristics of 210 consecutive cirrhotic patients with (n=100) or without (n=110) bacterial infection were compared with a control group of non-cirrhotic patients with infection (n=106)...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332929/size-based-differentiation-of-cancer-and-normal-cells-by-a-particle-size-analyzer-assisted-by-a-cell-recognition-pc-software
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Babita Shashni, Shinya Ariyasu, Reisa Takeda, Toshihiro Suzuki, Shota Shiina, Kazunori Akimoto, Takuto Maeda, Naoyuki Aikawa, Ryo Abe, Tomohiro Osaki, Norihiko Itoh, Shin Aoki
Detection of anomalous cells such as cancer cells from normal blood cells has the potential to contribute greatly to cancer diagnosis and therapy. Conventional methods for the detection of cancer cells are usually tedious and cumbersome. Herein, we report on the use of a particle size analyzer for the convenient size-based differentiation of cancer cells from normal cells. Measurements made using a particle size analyzer revealed that size parameters for cancer cells are significantly greater (e.g., inner diameter and width) than the corresponding values for normal cells (white blood cells (WBC), lymphocytes and splenocytes), with no significant difference in shape parameters (e...
January 13, 2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332446/lung-cancer-complicated-with-asymptomatic-pulmonary-embolism-clinical-analysis-of-84-patients
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Guangsheng Li, Yuechuan Li, Shuping Ma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism is potentially life-threatening in patients with lung cancer, but the clinical studies on patients with lung cancer having asymptomatic pulmonary embolism were barely reported. METHODS: Clinical data of patients with lung cancer were obtained from the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of Tianjin Chest Hospital during July 2012 and June 2015 and were reviewed retrospectively. A total of 28 patients with lung cancer having pulmonary embolism (LP group) were enrolled, and another 56 cases with lung cancer alone (LC group) were enrolled as controls...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331737/hematology-reference-intervals-for-neonatal-holstein-calves
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Nikolaos Panousis, Nektarios Siachos, Georgios Kitkas, Emmanouil Kalaitzakis, Maria Kritsepi-Konstantinou, Georgios E Valergakis
Data regarding hematologic reference intervals (RI) for neonatal calves have not been published yet. The aims of this study were: a) to establish hematology RIs for neonatal Holstein calves, b) to compare them with the RIs for lactating cows, and c) to investigate the relationship of age and gender with the hematologic profile of calves. Two-hundred and fifty-four clinically healthy Holstein calves (1-9days old, from 30 farms) and 82 healthy Holstein cows (between 30 and 150days in milk, from 10 farms) were blood sampled once for a complete blood count evaluation, using the ADVIA 120 hematology analyzer...
January 9, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331367/molecular-characterization-and-differential-expression-analysis-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-from-ovis-aries
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Yi-Ming Shui, Shi-Ying Lu, Xing Guo, Xi-Lin Liu, Bao-Quan Fu, Pan Hu, Lin-Lin Qu, Nan-Nan Liu, Yan-Song Li, Lu-Lu Wang, Fei-Fei Zhai, Dan-Di Ju, Zeng-Shan Liu, Yu Zhou, Hong-Lin Ren
The interleukin-1 family is an important component of the innate immune system and plays an important role in regulating immune responses on the invasion of intracellular parasites in the acquired immune system. Interleukin 1β (IL-1β) is one of the members of the IL-1 family that predominantly activates downstream signaling pathways to play immunological functions of stimulating T and B lymphocyte activation and promoting the various syntheses of inflammatory substances in conjunction with other cytokines...
January 10, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329519/eikenella-corrodens-endocarditis-and-liver-abscess-in-a-previously-healthy-male-a-case-report
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Anne Christine Nordholm, Ruth Ottilia Birgitta Vøgg, Henrik Permin, Terese Katzenstein
BACKGROUND: Eikenella corrodens is one of the HACEK bacteria constituting part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, however, still an uncommon pathogen. We report a case of a large Eikenella corrodens liver abscess with simultaneously endocarditis in a previously healthy male. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old Danish man was admitted because of one-month malaise, fever, cough and unintentional weight loss. On admission there was elevated white blood cell count and C-reactive protein, as well as affected liver function tests...
January 12, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326085/frailty-and-leucocyte-count-are-predictors-of-all-cause-mortality-and-hospitalization-length-in-non-demented-institutionalized-older-women
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Julio Fernandez-Garrido, Vicente Ruiz-Ros, Rut Navarro-Martínez, Cristina Buigues, Mary Martínez-Martínez, Yolanda Verdejo, Laura Sanantonio-Camps, Mª Carmen Mascarós, Omar Cauli
Alteration in the immune system such as the number of white blood cells count (WBC) has been associated with frailty syndrome but their role in institutionalized older individuals have been rarely investigated. We evaluated the relationships between white blood cell subtypes, geriatric assessment, depression and frailty syndrome based on the criteria of physical phenotype. In particular, we aimed to analyze by a two-year follow-up and prospective study the predictive value of alterations in WBC, frailty and functional impairment in terms of hospitalizations and all-cause mortality in institutionalized older women...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325918/bioactive-fraction-of-rhodiola-algida-against-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-its-anti-proliferation-mechanism-in-rats
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Xingmei Nan, Shanshan Su, Ke Ma, Xiaodong Ma, Ximeng Wang, Dongzhu Zhaxi, Rili Ge, Zhanqiang Li, Dianxiang Lu
BACKGROUND: Rhodiola algida has long been used to prevent acute and chronic altitude sickness. In our previous study, we screened for a bioactive fraction from R. algida. However, the effects and mechanisms of this bioactive fraction on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension remain to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of bioactive fraction from R. algida (ACRT) on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPAH) and to understand the possible mechanism of its pharmacodynamic actions...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325088/the-comet-assay-ready-for-30-more-years
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Peter Møller
During the last 30 years, the comet assay has become widely used for the measurement of DNA damage and repair in cells and tissues. A landmark achievement was reached in 2016 when the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development adopted a comet assay guideline for in vivo testing of DNA strand breaks in animals. However, the comet assay has much more to offer than being an assay for testing DNA strand breaks in animal organs. The use of repair enzymes increases the range of DNA lesions that can be detected with the assay...
January 6, 2018: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324635/diagnostic-value-of-serum-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-in-children-with-acute-appendicitis
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Mustafa Onur Oztan, Aysegul Aksoy Gokmen, Fatma Demet Arslan, Ebru Cakir, Ali Sayan, Elif Abay, Selçuk Kaya, Gokhan Koyluoglu
OBJECTIVES: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical emergency in children. The accurate and timely diagnosis of AA in children can be challenging, and delayed diagnosis rates have been reported to range from 5.9% to 27.6%. Although combining clinical history and repeated physical examination with laboratory tests and radiographic imaging modalities help reach the diagnosis, novel biomarkers can support the surgeons' decision as well. The aims of this study were to evaluate a new plasma marker, urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR), to improve diagnostic accuracy in AA patients, and to determine a cutoff value of uPAR, which can safely include/exclude the diagnosis of AA...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324631/pediatric-appendicitis-association-of-chief-complaint-with-missed-appendicitis
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Zachary Drapkin, Jennifer Dunnick, Troy E Madsen, Matthew Bryce, Jeff E Schunk
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the association between the emergency department (ED) triage chief complaint and rate of missed appendicitis in children. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who presented to a pediatric ED and were diagnosed with appendicitis over 5 years (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014). We reviewed the medical record for any additional ED visits in the 7 days preceding the diagnosis of appendicitis. Triage chief complaints were classified as "suggestive of appendicitis" (abdominal pain, right lower quadrant pain, or rule out appendicitis) or "nonspecific" (fever, vomiting, dehydration, etc)...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324373/abdominal-ct-aided-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-in-the-presence-of-mobile-cecum-a-case-report
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Kentaro Yazawa, Yuki Azuma, Tomohiro Kurokawa, Yuichiro Yoshioka, Giichiro Tsurita, Masaru Shinozaki
INTRODUCTION: A mobile cecum is a frequently encountered congenital anomaly. It is important to recognize this atypical position of the cecum as it may interfere with an accurate diagnosis of acute appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 48-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, anorexia, and fever. He had mild lower abdominal discomfort, and rebound tenderness in the suprapubic region, but no guarding or right lower quadrant findings. Laboratory tests identified an elevated white blood cell count (12350 cells/mL) and C-reactive protein level (4...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322512/serum-inflammatory-markers-in-relation-to-prostate-cancer-severity-and-death-in-the-swedish-amoris-study
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R Arthur, R Williams, H Garmo, L Holmberg, P Stattin, H Malmstrom, M Lambe, N Hammar, G Walldius, D Robinsson, I Jungner, M Van Hemelrijck
Inflammation is a well-documented driver of cancer development and progression. However, little is known about its role in prostate carcinogenesis. Thus, we examined the association of C-reactive protein (CRP), haptoglobin, albumin and white blood cells (WBC) with prostate cancer (PCa) severity (defined by PCa risk category and clinicopathological characteristics) and progression (defined by PCa death). We selected 8471 Swedish men with newly diagnosed PCa who had exposure measurements taken approximately 14 years prior to diagnosis...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322391/feet-in-danger-short-exposure-to-contaminated-soil-causing-health-damage-an-experimental-study
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Flavio Manoel Rodrigues da Silva Júnior, Edlaine Acosta Pinto, Tatiane Britto da Silveira, Edariane Menestrino Garcia, Adriane Maria Netto de Oliveira, Ana Luíza Muccillo-Baisch
In this study, hematological and behavioral changes in Wistar rats exposed to soil collected from urban areas next to an industrial complex were investigated. Animals were exposed to soil samples placed at the bottom of cages for 4 days. After this period, behavioral parameters were measured by the open field test and the elevated plus-maze. Blood was collected to measure hematological parameters. The soil from the vicinity of the oil refining industry caused changes in hematological parameters and altered behavioral parameters in both tests...
January 10, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321527/a-hospital-based-retrospective-study-of-factors-influencing-therapeutic-leukapheresis-in-patients-presenting-with-hyperleukocytic-leukaemia
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Yanxia Jin, Shishang Guo, Qin Cui, Sichao Chen, Xiaoping Liu, Yongchang Wei, Yunbao Pan, Liang Tang, Tingting Huang, Hui Shen, Guanghui Xu, Xuelan Zuo, Shangqin Liu, Hui Xiao, Fei Chen, Fayun Gong, Fuling Zhou
Therapeutic leukapheresis is a rapid and effective method to reduce early mortality of patients with hyperleukocytic leukaemia (HLL). However, few studies on factors influencing the efficiency have been reported. In this study, 67 cases who underwent leukapheresis were retrospectively analysed and factors related to the collection efficiency of leukapheresis (CEWBC) were also evaluated. Paired t test showed that there was a significant decrease in statistics of white blood cell (WBC) counts after apheresis...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321414/the-platelet-count-can-predict-in-hospital-death-in-hiv-negative-smear-positive-pulmonary-tuberculosis-inpatients
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Hideto Goto, Nobuyuki Horita, Ken Tashiro, Kenjiro Nagai, Masaki Yamamoto, Takashi Sato, Yu Hara, Hideyuki Nagakura, Yuji Shibata, Hiroki Watanabe, Kentaro Nakashima, Ryota Ushio, Akimichi Nagashima, Misako Ikeda, Atsuya Narita, Katsuhito Sasaki, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Makoto Kudo, Takeshi Kaneko
Introduction This retrospective cohort study investigated whether the three components of the blood cell count have prognostic implications in HIV-negative Japanese adult inpatients with smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis. Methods We reviewed patients who were treated by the isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol regimen or by the isoniazid, rifampicin, and ethambutol regimen. The association between the patient data on admission and the survival outcome was evaluated. Results We reviewed 367 consecutive patients (male, 60...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321042/type-i-ifn-signature-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-conspiracy-of-dna-and-rna-sensing-receptors
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M Javad Wahadat, Iris L A Bodewes, Naomi I Maria, Cornelia G van Helden-Meeuwsen, Annette van Dijk-Hummelman, Eline C Steenwijk, Sylvia Kamphuis, Marjan A Versnel
BACKGROUND: Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is an incurable multi-systemic autoimmune disease. Interferon type I (IFN-I) plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of SLE. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of the IFN-I signature and the contribution of cytosolic nucleic acid receptors to IFN-I activation in a cohort of primarily white cSLE patients. METHODS: The IFN-I score (positive or negative), as a measure of IFN-I activation, was assessed using real-time quantitative PCR (RT-PCR) expression values of IFN-I signature genes (IFI44, IFI44L, IFIT1, Ly6e, MxA, IFITM1) in CD14+ monocytes of cSLE patients and healthy controls (HCs)...
January 10, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318945/relationship-between-obesity-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-is-there-a-role-of-hepcidin
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Ertan Sal, Idil Yenicesu, Nurullah Celik, Hatice Pasaoglu, Bulent Celik, Ozge Tugce Pasaoglu, Zühre Kaya, Ulker Kocak, Orhun Camurdan, Aysun Bideci, Peyami Cinaz
OBJECTIVES: Iron deficiency is common in obese children although the underlying mechanism is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between iron parameters, leptin, hepcidin and adiponectin levels in obese children. METHODS: A total of 237 children, ranging in age from 5 to 18 years, 180 with primary obesity and 57 healthy children and adolescents, were enrolled. Complete blood count, serum iron levels, iron-binding capacity, ferritin levels, leptin, hepcidin and adiponectin levels were studied...
January 10, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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