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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774108/prognostic-and-diagnostic-impact-of-fibrinogen-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-on-thymic-epithelial-tumors-outcome
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Stefan Janik, Thomas Raunegger, Philipp Hacker, Bahil Ghanim, Elisa Einwallner, Leonhard Müllauer, Ana-Iris Schiefer, Julia Moser, Walter Klepetko, Hendrik Jan Ankersmit, Bernhard Moser
Background: Peripheral blood-derived inflammation-based markers, such as Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR), Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio (PLR), and Fibrinogen have been identified as prognostic markers in various solid malignancies. Here we aimed to investigate the prognostic and diagnostic impact of NLR, PLR, and Fibrinogen in patients with thymic epithelial tumors (TETs). Results: Pretreatment Fibrinogen serum concentrations, NLRs and PLRs were highest in patients with TCs and advanced tumor stages...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771090/-the-role-of-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-detecting-nodal-metastases-in-cn0-head-neck-cancer-patients%C3%AF-a-meta-analysis
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X Y Li, C L Sun, X D Du
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of ¹⁸F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT(¹⁸F-FDG PET/CT) for the diagnosis of cervical node metastases in cN0 head neck cancer patients. Method: An electronic database search(PubMed,EMBASE,Cochrane Library,WanFang and CNKI databases)was performed. Updated quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies-2(QUADAS-2) was used to assess study quality. Data analyses were performed with Meta-Disc1.4. Result: Eight studies were included in the present Meta-analysis...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768368/meta-analysis-of-computed-tomography-angiography-versus-magnetic-resonance-angiography-for-intracranial-aneurysm
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Xiaodan Chen, Yun Liu, Huazhang Tong, Yonghai Dong, Dongyang Ma, Lei Xu, Cheng Yang
BACKGROUND: Whether the diagnosis value of computed tomography angiography (CTA) for intracranial aneurysm is in accordance with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) remains inconclusive. This meta-analysis aims to synthesize relevant studies to compare the diagnostic efficacies of the 2 methods. METHODS: Potentially relevant studies were selected through PubMed, Embase, Wanfang, Chongqing VIP, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases by using the core terms "computer tomography angiography" (CTA) and "magnetic resonance angiography" (MRA) and "intracranial aneurysm*" in the titles, abstracts, and keywords of the articles...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768257/systemic-immune-inflammation-index-sii-is-useful-to-predict-survival-outcomes-in-patients-after-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-within-hangzhou-criteria
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Hongyuan Fu, Jun Zheng, Jianye Cai, Kaining Zeng, Jia Yao, Liang Chen, Hui Li, Jiebin Zhang, Yingcai Zhang, Hui Zhao, Yang Yang
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that the systemic immune-inflammation index (SII), a novel prognostic biomarker based on peripheral lymphocyte, neutrophil, and platelet counts, is associated with poor prognosis for several tumors. However, the prognostic value of SII in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who undergo liver transplantation (LT) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between SII and prognosis in these patients. METHODS: This retrospective study involved 150 patients with HCC who underwent LT within the Hangzhou criteria...
May 11, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762825/the-prognostic-role-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-critically-ill-patients
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A Yildiz, A Yigit, A R Benli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the relationship between complete blood count parameters, mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) with mortality and hospitalization duration in critically ill patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made of patients admitted to our tertiary adult i̇ntensive Care Unit (ICU) between January 2015 and January 2016. Hemoglobin (Hb), white blood cell (WBC), lymphocyte and platelet counts were obtained from the complete blood count performed at the time of admission...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761858/predictive-impact-of-the-inflammation-based-indices-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Yong Tao, Lei Ding, Guan Gen Yang, Jian Ming Qiu, Dong Wang, Hongtao Wang, Chao Fu
Increasing evidences reported that cancer-triggered inflammation was associated with survival prognosis from colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the comprehensive effects of inflammatory-based coNLR-PLR that combines neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) rarely remain to be determined during chemotherapy. We retrospectively analyzed clinical data and baseline laboratory parameters from 153 colorectal cancer patients who underwent palliative adjuvant chemotherapy between January 2009 to January 2012...
May 15, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761614/diagnostic-value-of-nailfold-videocapillaroscopy-in-systemic-sclerosis-secondary-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-meta-analysis
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Zhongbin Xia, Guiping Wang, Huashi Xiao, Shanshan Guo, Ying Liu, Fanru Meng, Dan Liu, Guoqing Li, Liang Zong
BACKGROUND: Microvascular changes play a decisive role in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and occur early in the course of the disease. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) represents one of the main clinical expressions of the vascular changes in SSc, and the abnormal changes especially capillary density and capillary width are detectable at nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC). AIM: The aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate the differences in capillary nailfold changes in SSc patients with and without PAH, and to estimate the early diagnostic value of NVC in systemic sclerosis secondary pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH)...
May 15, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761518/the-value-of-inflammation-based-prognostic-scores-in-patients-undergoing-surgical-resection-for-oesophageal-and-gastric-carcinoma
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Jiaxin Wen, Matthew Bedford, Ruksana Begum, Harriet Mitchell, James Hodson, John Whiting, Ewen Griffiths
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Surgical interventions for oesophagogastric cancer carry a significant burden of morbidity and mortality. A range of inflammation based prognostic scores have been proposed in an attempt to predict outcome. This study evaluated five such prognostic scores in oesophageal and gastric carcinoma patients. METHODS: The modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS), Neutrophil Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR), Platelet Lymphocyte Ratio (PLR), Prognostic Index (PI), and Prognostic Nutrition Index (PNI) were calculated for 723 consecutive patients undergoing oesophagectomy or gastrectomy at a single center...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760801/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-microrna-628-for-cancers
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Jing-Hua Li, Shan-Shan Sun, Chang-Jin Fu, An-Qi Zhang, Chen Wang, Rong Xu, Shu-Yang Xie, Ping-Yu Wang
Background: Many studies manifested miRNA-628 (miR-628) was deregulated in various cancers, indicating that miR-628 might serve as a novel biomarker of cancer diagnosis and prognosis, but it's role was still uncertain. This study aimed to evaluate the value of miR-628 in various cancers for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as its predictive power in combination biomarkers. Materials and Methods: A literature search was performed using Medline (via PubMed), Embase, Web of Science databases, and Ovid platform up to November 2017...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760558/pretreatment-hematologic-markers-as-prognostic-predictors-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yu Zhou, Dezhi Li, Ye Lin, Min Yu, Xin Lu, Zhixiang Jian, Ning Na, Baohua Hou
Background: Systemic inflammation can be reflected by peripheral hematologic parameters and combined index like the lymphocyte count, neutrophil count, platelet count, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR). This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to summarize the association between the hematologic markers and prognosis of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Methods: A computerized systematic search of PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science was conducted up to August 2016...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758242/diagnostic-accuracy-of-nucleic-acid-amplification-based-assays-for-tuberculous-meningitis-a-meta-analysis
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Renu Gupta, Puneet Talwar, Pumanshi Talwar, Sarbjeet Khurana, Suman Kushwaha, Nupur Jalan, Rajeev Thakur
BACKGROUND: Numerous in-house and commercial nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) have been evaluated using variable reference standards for diagnosis of TBM but their diagnostic potential is still not very clear. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic accuracy of different NAAT based assays for diagnosing TBM against 43 data sets of confirmed TBM (n=1066) and 61 data sets of suspected TBM (n=3721) as two reference standards. The summary estimate of the sensitivity and the specificity were obtained using the bivariate model...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758203/pretreatment-neutrophil-lymphocyte-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-predict-clinical-outcome-and-prognosis-for-cervical-cancer
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MeiLin Zhu, Min Feng, Fei He, BangCai Han, Ke Ma, XinYu Zeng, ZhiRong Liu, XinLian Liu, Juan Li, Hui Cao, YunDan Liang, Cui Jia, LuShun Zhang
Variations in systemic inflammatory response biomarker levels have been associated with adverse clinical outcome in various malignancies. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the predictive and prognostic role of the pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in cervical cancer. We retrospectively investigated 616 patients who underwent initial radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy for cervical cancer between July 2012 and December 2014 in China. Their clinical and histopathological markers and complete blood counts were obtained and analyzed...
May 11, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757708/complete-blood-count-alterations-due-to-the-opioid-use-what-about-the-lymphocyte-related-ratios-especially-in-monocyte-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio
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Mehmet Hamdi Orum, Mahmut Zabit Kara, Oguzhan Bekir Egilmez, Aysun Kalenderoglu
This study was designed to compare the complete blood count values of opioid users (N = 61) and healthy subjects (N = 61), particularly monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR). PLR, MLR, and percentage of monocyte (MONO%) were significantly lower in opioid use disorder (OUD) group (P = 0.012, P = 0.005, P = 0.000). The area under the ROC curve of MLR and PLR levels for OUD was 0.349 and 0.368. MONO% correlated with substance use duration. Measurements like lymphocyte-related ratios and MONO% in opioid use can be important in substance monitoring, detection, and differentiation of acute and chronic conditions...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756692/the-presence-of-elastic-compression-stockings-reduces-the-fluid-responsiveness-of-patients-in-the-operating-room
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Elie Zogheib, Julien Maizel, Nabil Cherradi, Ammar Benammar, Béatrice Labont, Abdel Hchikat, Michael Bernasinski, Faouzi Trojette, Michel Slama, Hervé Dupont
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether elastic compression stockings (ECS) can affect fluid responsiveness parameters before and during passive leg raising (PLR) maneuvers. METHODS: In the operating room (OR), we performed a prospective study including patients referred for cardiac surgery. Blood pressure (BP), ΔPP, heart rate (HR), central venous pressure (CVP), stroke volume (SV) and aortic blood flow (ABF) (by esophageal doppler) were measured according to four conditions: supine position without ECS (baseline 1), lower limbs raised to an angle of 45° (PLR 1), returned to the supine position with ECS (baseline 2), then a second PLR maneuver with ECS was performed (PLR 2)...
May 11, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756350/selective-parathyroid-venous-sampling-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kareem Ibraheem, Eman A Toraih, Antoine B Haddad, Mahmoud Farag, Gregory W Randolph, Emad Kandil
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy requires accurate preoperative localization techniques. There is considerable controversy about the effectiveness of selective parathyroid venous sampling (sPVS) in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) patients. The aim of this meta-analysis is to examine the diagnostic accuracy of sPVS as a preoperative localization modality in PHPT. METHODS: Studies evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of sPVS for PHPT were electronically searched in the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Controlled Trials Register databases...
May 14, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751536/energy-aware-cluster-based-routing-in-flying-ad-hoc-networks
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Farhan Aadil, Ali Raza, Muhammad Fahad Khan, Muazzam Maqsood, Irfan Mehmood, Seungmin Rho
Flying ad-hoc networks (FANETs) are a very vibrant research area nowadays. They have many military and civil applications. Limited battery energy and the high mobility of micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) represent their two main problems, i.e., short flight time and inefficient routing. In this paper, we try to address both of these problems by means of efficient clustering. First, we adjust the transmission power of the UAVs by anticipating their operational requirements. Optimal transmission range will have minimum packet loss ratio (PLR) and better link quality, which ultimately save the energy consumed during communication...
May 3, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750123/visual-subfield-progression-in-glaucoma-subtypes
#17
Wei-Wen Su, Shian-Sen Hsieh, Shih-Tsung Cheng, Cheng-Wen Su, Wei-Chi Wu, Henry Shen-Lih Chen
Purpose: To investigate visual field progression pattern and factors associated with progression in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), normal-tension glaucoma (NTG), and chronic angle-closure glaucoma (CACG). Methods: The raw data of the 30-2 Humphrey Field Analyzer from glaucoma patients with definite visual field progression were processed with pointwise linear regression (PLR) analysis. The rate of change of retinal threshold sensitivity in the ten glaucoma hemifield test (GHT) zones, the upper and the lower hemifields, and the whole field was evaluated and was correlated with patients' basic demographic data...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747314/-prognostic-significance-of-inflammatory-indicators-for-advanced-stage-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#18
Y Han, Y Qin, X H He, J L Yang, P Liu, C G Zhang, L Q Zhou, S Y Zhou, L Gui, Y Sun, Y K Shi
Objective: To explore the prognostic significance of inflammatory indicator, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), for advanced-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Methods: The data of advanced stage DLBCL cases was retrospectively collected, and all the patients were seen from January 2006 to December 2012 in National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. The patients were divided into the low NLR group (≤5∶1) and the high NLR group (>5∶1); the low PLR group (≤300∶1) and the high PLR group (>300∶1)...
April 24, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747277/-association-of-sleep-disorders-with-systemic-inflammatory-markers-and-acute-exacerbation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
#19
B B Sun, X C Ren, G H Fei
Objective: To investigate the association of sleep quality with the levels of systemic inflammatory markers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) and the correlations between the frequency of acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) and Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI). Methods: A total of 198 COPD patients admitted in our hospital from October, 2016 to June, 2017 were screened, and 124 patients were eligible for the study. On the first day of hospitalization, the serum samples and clinical data were collected, including white blood cells, lymphocytes, platelet count, CRP and PSQI...
May 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744245/reliability-of-passive-leg-raising-stroke-volume-variation-and-pulse-pressure-variation-to-predict-fluid-responsiveness-during-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-after-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
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Christoph Karl Hofer, Martin Geisen, Sonja Hartnack, Omer Dzemali, Michael Thomas Ganter, Andreas Zollinger
Objective: During assisted ventilation and spontaneous breathing, functional haemodynamic parameters, including stroke volume variation (SVV) and pulse pressure variation (PPV), are of limited value to predict fluid responsiveness, and the passive leg raising (PLR) manoeuvre has been advocated as a surrogate method. We aimed to study the predictive value of SVV, PPV and PLR for fluid responsiveness during weaning from mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery. Methods: Haemodynamic variables and fluid responsiveness were assessed in 34 patients...
April 2018: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
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