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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934679/the-kinetics-of-white-blood-cell-and-the-predictive-factors-of-leukocytosis-under-oral-or-intravenous-arsenic-as-the-first-line-treatment-for-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
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Fang Wang, Jin-Song Jia, Jing Wang, Ting Zhao, Qian Jiang, Hao Jiang, Hong-Hu Zhu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the kinetics of white blood cell (WBC) and explore predictive factors of leukocytosis in non-high-risk acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), with oral arsenic plus all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) or intravenous arsenic trioxide (ATO) plus ATRA as a first-line treatment. METHODS: The absolute count, doubling time and peak time of WBC were analyzed in 64 newly diagnosed non-high-risk APL patients who were treated with different induction regimens containing either oral Realgar-indigo naturalis formula (RIF) (n=35) or ATO (n=29)...
September 14, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932306/prevalence-of-asymptomatic-arterial-hypertension-and-its-correlation-with-inflammatory-activity-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ismet H Bajraktari, Sylejman Rexhepi, Idriz Berisha, Ali Lahu, Avni Kryeziu, Bastri Durmishi, Halit Bajraktari, Elton Bahtiri
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that worsens during the course of the disease and can cause disability. Early RA refers to the onset of symptoms within the past 3 months. In RA, increased levels of mediators of inflammation may cause arterial stiffness consequently leading to arterial hypertension. AIM: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the prevalence of asymptomatic arterial hypertension in early RA patients as well as the correlation with parameters of inflammation...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932077/laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-acute-appendicitis-how-to-discourage-surgeons-using-inadequate-therapy
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REVIEW
Tomohide Hori, Takafumi Machimoto, Yoshio Kadokawa, Toshiyuki Hata, Tatsuo Ito, Shigeru Kato, Daiki Yasukawa, Yuki Aisu, Yusuke Kimura, Maho Sasaki, Yuichi Takamatsu, Taku Kitano, Shigeo Hisamori, Tsunehiro Yoshimura
Acute appendicitis (AA) develops in a progressive and irreversible manner, even if the clinical course of AA can be temporarily modified by intentional medications. Reliable and real-time diagnosis of AA can be made based on findings of the white blood cell count and enhanced computed tomography. Emergent laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is considered as the first therapeutic choice for AA. Interval/delayed appendectomy at 6-12 wk after disease onset is considered as unsafe with a high recurrent rate during the waiting time...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932021/chitinase-3-like-protein-1-ykl-40-is-a-new-biomarker-of-inflammation-in-psoriasis
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Joanna Salomon, Łukasz Matusiak, Danuta Nowicka-Suszko, Jacek C Szepietowski
PURPOSE: The evaluation of new inflammatory biomarkers in psoriasis could determine therapeutic decisions. Chitinase-3-like protein 1 (YKL-40) plays a role in inflammation. The study was undertaken to check whether YKL-40 is a reliable biomarker of inflammation in psoriasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 55 psoriatic patients were enrolled, including 21 men and 34 women, aged from 18 to 88 years. The PASI and body surface area were calculated for all patients. Blood samples were taken to evaluate serum concentration of YKL-40, as well as other inflammatory parameters, including CRP, ESR, white blood cell count, and neutrophil count...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931990/effect-of-a-21-day-balneotherapy-program-on-blood-cell-counts-ponogen-levels-and-blood-biochemical-indexes-in-servicemen-in-sub-health-condition
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Li Xu, Lin Wu, Tingting Liu, Wenrong Xing, Xinsheng Cao, Shu Zhang, Zongyi Su
[Purpose] The aim of our study was to explore the changes in the blood of servicemen in sub-health conditions during a 21-day balneotherapy program. [Subjects and Methods] For this study, 129 servicemen in sub-health condition were recruited. The subjects were randomly divided into either the balneotherapy group (70) or the control group (59). Subjects in the balneotherapy group received whole-body immersion bath therapy in thermomineral water (30 min daily) for 21 days. Their blood samples were examined 1 day before and after balneotherapy...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928957/update-on-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation
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REVIEW
Karen Ballen
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant is a curative procedure for many patients with leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and genetic disorders. Umbilical cord blood transplantation is a graft source for patients who do not have a matched donor in their family or in the unrelated registry. It is particularly difficult for Black, Hispanic, and White patients of non-Western European background to find fully matched adult volunteer donors. An estimated 700,000 umbilical cord blood units have been donated for public use, and over 40,000 umbilical cord blood transplantations have been performed...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928925/the-fortuitous-repair-of-a-common-bile-duct-injury-following-placement-of-a-percutaneous-transhepatic-cholangiogram-catheter
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Branum G Griswold, Jared A White
Common bile duct injuries are associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality and are discussed frequently in the literature. These injuries may be difficult to diagnose intraoperatively and are often challenging to repair, necessitating referral to hepatobiliary surgery specialists at academic institutions. This case report highlights the management of a completely disrupted common bile duct identified post-operatively using a percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) catheter to bridge the gap between the proximal and distal ductal injury prior to operative repair...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928006/combining-nordtest-method-and-bootstrap-resampling-for-measurement-uncertainty-estimation-of-hematology-analytes-in-a-medical-laboratory
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Ming Cui, Lili Xu, Huimin Wang, Shaoqing Ju, Shuizhu Xu, Rongrong Jing
BACKGROUND: Measurement uncertainty (MU) is a metrological concept, which can be used for objectively estimating the quality of test results in medical laboratories. The Nordtest guide recommends an approach that uses both internal quality control (IQC) and external quality assessment (EQA) data to evaluate the MU. Bootstrap resampling is employed to simulate the unknown distribution based on the mathematical statistics method using an existing small sample of data, where the aim is to transform the small sample into a large sample...
September 16, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927062/anticancer-activity-and-antioxidant-potential-of-aponogeton-undulatus-against-ehrlich-ascites-carcinoma-cells-in-swiss-albino-mice
#9
Mohammad Saifur Rahman, Mohammad Badrul Alam, Yun Hee Choi, Jin Cheol Yoo
The in vivo anticancer and in vitro antioxidant effects of the crude methanol extract of Aponogeton undulatus, in addition to its various organic fractions, were investigated. Various assay methods, including the total antioxidant capacity assay, lipid peroxidation inhibition assay, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging assay and ferrous reducing power assessment were used to evaluate the antioxidant potential of the crude extract and its organic fractions. The ethyl acetate fraction (EAU) demonstrated the highest antioxidant capacity (175...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926460/peripheral-bacterial-septic-arthritis-review-of-diagnosis-and-management
#10
Ahmed S Hassan, Allison Rao, Augustine M Manadan, Joel A Block
Septic arthritis refers to an infection in a joint due to a bacterial, mycobacterial, or fungal cause. Joint infections are a serious cause of morbidity and mortality and constitute a true musculoskeletal emergency. The estimated incidence of septic arthritis in the general population is between 2 and 6 cases per 100,000 people per year. The most common presentation is an acute monoarthritis. Identification of organisms in the synovial fluid is the criterion standard for diagnosis. Synovial fluid aspiration should be performed prior to initiating antibiotics...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926321/evaluation-of-platelet-activation-during-storage-in-leukocyte-depleted-platelet-concentrates
#11
Miodrag Vucic, Zoran Stanojkovic, Ana Antic, Jelana Vucic, Voja Pavlovic
Structural and functional changes in platelets during storage can lead to the loss of platelet reactivity and response. Our aim was to evaluate leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates, obtained by in-line filtration on storage days 0, 3 and 5. In non-filtered platelet concentrates (NF-PC) group, 180 whole blood units were collected with quadruple blood bags and then compared to another group of 180 whole blood units (leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates [LD-PC]), collected in Imuflex Whole Blood Filter Saving Platelets (WB-SP) bags with an integrated leukoreduction filter, with regard to the platelet quality and characteristics...
September 19, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925907/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-increases-inflammation-chemokine-modulation-suppresses-activation-of-leukocytes-isolated-after-ablation
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Alexandra Lucas, Mohammad Al-Ani, Sriram Ambadapadi, Jordan R Yaron, Donghang Zheng, Adisson Fortunel, Maia Doroton-Guevara, Liying Liu, Sufi Morshed, Jay Fricker, William Miles, Matthew McKillop
AIMS: Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is associated with increased circulating markers of inflammation. Innate immune, or inflammation, pathways up-regulate mononuclear cell responses and may increase risk for recurrent arrhythmia. Chemokines and serine protease coagulation pathways both activate innate immune responses. Here, we measured inflammatory markers in peripheral blood samples from patients after cryoballoon and/or radiofrequency pulmonary vein isolation and assessed the capacity for inhibition of chemokine and serine protease pathways to block cell activation...
September 18, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924368/the-effects-of-perioperative-anesthesia-and-analgesia-on-immune-function-in-patients-undergoing-breast-cancer-resection-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Jin Sun Cho, Mi-Hyang Lee, Seung Il Kim, Seho Park, Hyung Seok Park, Ein Oh, Jong Ho Lee, Bon-Nyeo Koo
Introduction: Perioperative anesthesia and analgesia exacerbate immunosuppression in immunocompromised cancer patients. The natural killer (NK) cell is a critical part of anti-tumor immunity. We compared the effects of two different anesthesia and analgesia methods on the NK cell cytotoxicity (NKCC) in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery. Methods: Fifty patients undergoing breast cancer resection were randomly assigned to receive propofol-remifentanil anesthesia with postoperative ketorolac analgesia (Propofol-ketorolac groups) or sevoflurane-remifentanil anesthesia with postoperative fentanyl analgesia (Sevoflurane-fentanyl group)...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923099/whole-blood-gene-expression-and-white-matter-hyperintensities
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Honghuang Lin, Claudia Satizabal, Zhijun Xie, Qiong Yang, Tianxiao Huan, Roby Joehanes, Chengping Wen, Peter J Munson, Alexa Beiser, Daniel Levy, Sudha Seshadri
BACKGROUND: White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are an important biomarker of cumulative vascular brain injury and have been associated with cognitive decline and an increased risk of dementia, stroke, depression, and gait impairments. The pathogenesis of white matter lesions however, remains uncertain. The characterization of gene expression profiles associated with WMH might help uncover molecular mechanisms underlying WMH. METHODS: We performed a transcriptome-wide association study of gene expression profiles with WMH in 3248 participants from the Framingham Heart Study using the Affymetrix Human Exon 1...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922662/treatment-of-autoimmune-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-astrocytopathy-follow-up-in-7-cases
#15
Xinguang Yang, Junyan Liang, Qingmei Huang, Huiming Xu, Cong Gao, Youming Long, Xiaoyu Xiao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to report an autoimmune glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) astrocytopathy with long-term follow-up in 7 patients. METHODS: Antibodies were detected by indirect immunofluorescence assay and patient data were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Seven patients (4 female, 3 male) with ≥1 year follow-up were included. All patients had positive GFAP antibodies in their cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Their median age at disease onset was 56 years (range 27-69) and the median disease duration was 1 year (range 1-4)...
September 19, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920813/mycobacteriosis-in-captive-psittacines-a-brief-review-and-case-series-in-common-companion-species-eclectus-roratus-amazona-oratrix-and-pionites-melanocephala
#16
Anna Elizabeth McRee, Christine T Higbie, Javier G Nevarez, Nathalie T Rademacher, Thomas N Tully
In 2015, three psittacines were presented within 30 days, each with differing clinical signs and patient histories. A 13-yr-old male eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus) was presented for weakness, depression, and acute anorexia. On presentation it was determined to have a heart murmur, severely elevated white blood cell count (93.9 10(3)/μl) with a left shift (2.8 10(3)/μl bands), and anemia (30%). Severe hepatomegaly was noted on radiographs, ultrasonography, and computed tomography. A cytological sample of the liver obtained through a fine needle aspirate revealed intracellular acid-fast bacilli identified as Mycobacterium avium...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920793/multi-drug-resistance-patterns-of-enteric-bacteria-in-two-populations-of-free-ranging-eastern-box-turtles-terrapene-carolina-carolina
#17
Cari Rasmussen, Matthew C Allender, Christopher A Phillips, John Byrd, Terrell Lloyd, Carol Maddox
Gram-negative isolates (n = 84) from 71% of free-ranging Eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in Illinois and Tennessee, United States, demonstrated resistance to at least one antibiotic while 30% of isolates demonstrated resistance to two or more antibiotics. Resistance was observed against cefoxitin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, cefazolin, ampicillin, ticarcillin, cefovecin, and ceftiofur. Gram-positive bacteria were isolated from 49 turtles, and all were observed to be resistant to two or more antibiotics...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920416/effects-of-aflatoxin-b1-combined-with-ochratoxin-a-and-or-zearalenone-on-metabolism-immune-function-and-antioxidant-status-in-lactating-dairy-goats
#18
Shuai Huang, Nan Zheng, CaiYun Fan, Ming Cheng, Shang Wang, Adil Jabar, JiaQi Wang, JianBo Cheng
Objective: This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) alone or mixed with ochratoxin A (OTA) and/or zearalenone (ZEA) on the metabolism, immune function, and antioxidant status of dairy goats. Methods: Fifty lactating Laoshan dairy goats were randomly assigned to one of five treatment groups (n = 10) for 14 days. Goats were fed no additive (control) or administered with 50 μg AFB1/kg DM (AFB1), 50 μg AFB1/kg DM + 100 μg OTA/kg DM (AFB1+OTA), 50 μg AFB1/kg DM + 500 μg ZEA/kg DM (AFB1+ZEA), or 50 μg AFB1/kg DM + 100 μg OTA/kg DM + 500 μg ZEA/kg DM (AFB1+OTA+ZEA)...
September 18, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919829/age-and-sex-related-changes-in-hematological-parameters-in-healthy-malawians
#19
Wilson L Mandala, Esther N Gondwe, Jenny M MacLennan, Malcolm E Molyneux, Calman A MacLennan
AIM: The aim of the study was to determine how values for white blood cell (WBC) counts, hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit (Hct), mean corpuscular volume (mcv), and platelet counts vary with age and sex in healthy Malawians. METHODS: We recruited 660 (316 male and 344 female) participants in 12 different age groups. An ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid-anticoagulated blood sample collected from each participant was analyzed using a hematological analyzer. RESULTS: WBC counts decreased with age with the lowest counts observed in the 20 to <60 years old group...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919770/swollen-lymph-nodes-may-not-be-clinical-manifestations-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-case-report-and-revision-of-literature
#20
Zhihe Liu, Siyun Li, Ou Bai
We present here the case of a 33-year-old Chinese female patient with synchronous double primary malignant tumors (chronic myeloid leukemia [CML] and classic Hodgkin lymphoma). This patient was admitted to our hospital because of bilateral cervical lymph node enlargement and recurrent fever for 2 weeks. The complete blood cell count revealed white blood cell counts of 18.2×10(9)/L, hemoglobin of 9.6 g/dL, and platelet counts of 1,547×10(9)/L. Chromosome karyotype analysis demonstrated that t(9;22)(q34;q11) was positive in all 20 cells examined...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
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