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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816982/performance-of-procalcitonin-in-diagnosing-parapneumonic-pleural-effusions-a-clinical-study-and-meta-analysis
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Chao He, Bo Wang, Danni Li, Huan Xu, Yongchun Shen
BACKGROUND: Parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) is a common complication of pneumonia. The accurate diagnosis of PPE remains a challenge. Recent studies suggest that procalcitonin (PCT) emerges as a potential biomarker for PPE. Our study aimed to determine the diagnostic value of PCT for PPE by a clinical study and summarize the overall diagnostic performance of PCT through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data of the patients with PPE and controls were collected in our clinical study...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814856/prognostic-role-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-for-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-aecopd
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CaoYuan Yao, XiaoLi Liu, Ze Tang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and is associated with considerable mortality, for which clinicians are seeking useful and easily obtained biomarkers for prognostic evaluation. This study aimed to determine the potential role of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) as prognostic makers for hospital mortality in patients with AECOPD. METHODS: We included 303 patients with AECOPD in this retrospective study...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808503/prognostic-efficacy-of-inflammation-based-markers-in-patients-with-curative-colorectal-cancer-resection
#3
Özgür Akgül, Erdinç Çetinkaya, Metin Yalaza, Sabri Özden, Mesut Tez
AIM: To evaluate the prognostic significance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) and other clinicopathological factors in patients undergoing curative resection of colon cancer. METHODS: 183 patients with histologically proven colorectal cancer who had undergone potentially curative resection between 2010 and 2016 at Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital were retrospectively analyzed and clinicopathological characteristics included age, sex, tumor type, grade, size and localization, the number of metastatic and total number of lymph nodes removed, vascular and perineural invasion of the tumor, TNM stages, tumor marker levels (CEA, CA19-9, AFP, CA-125, CA15-3), complete blood counts, albumin levels, overall survival (months), NLR, PLR, LMR and PNI ratios were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed from the electronic database...
July 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803439/comparison-of-the-ability-of-escco-and-volume-view-to-measure-trends-in-cardiac-output-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Stephanie Dache, Nicolas Van Rompaey, Alexandre Joosten, Olivier Desebbe, Sarah Saxena, Frederic Vanden Eynden, Caroline Van Aelbrouck, Isabelle Huybrechts, Luc Van Obbergh, Luc Barvais
BACKGROUND: Cardiac output (CO) is a physiological variable that should be monitored during cardiac surgery. The purpose of this study was to assess the trending ability of two CO monitors, esCCO (Nihon Kohden™, Tokyo, Japan) and Volume View (VV) (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, USA). METHODS: A total of 19 patients were included in the study. Before cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), CO was measured simultaneously using both esCCO and VV devices before and after three CO-modifying manoeuvres (passive leg raise [PLR], the end expiratory occlusion test [EEOT] and positive end expiratory pressure [PEEP] at 10 cm H₂O)...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800269/the-connections-among-suicidal-behavior-lipid-profile-and-low-grade-inflammation-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-specific-relationship-with-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio
#5
Okan Ekinci, Asli Ekinci
OBJECTIVES: The role of inflammation and lipid metabolism in the pathophysiology of suicidal behavior has received particular attention in recent years. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been suggested as a new and more reliable indicator of low-grade inflammation. NLR has been found to be altered in major depressive disorder (MDD) and has been related to various factors, including chronic stress and impulsivity that were previously reported to be related to suicidal behavior...
August 11, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798770/diagnostic-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-crohn-s-disease
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Jue-Rong Feng, Xiao Qiu, Fan Wang, Peng-Fei Chen, Qian Gao, Ya-Nan Peng, Xue Lin, Qing Liu, Jing Liu, Qiu Zhao, Jin Li
The aim of this study is to investigate the diagnostic efficacy of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), neutrophil-to-monocyte ratio (NMR), lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and non-CD controls. These ratios were all derived from complete blood counts. Two hundred and six participants including CD inpatients and non-CD controls were retrospectively enrolled. We found statistically higher NLR and PLR and lower LMR in CD patients than in non-CD controls (all P < 0...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797030/one-step-nucleic-acid-amplification-assay-is-an-accurate-technique-for-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-of-breast-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Fang Shi, Qian Zhang, Zhenzhen Liang, Mengmeng Zhang, Xin Liu
BACKGROUND: To estimate the accuracy of one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) assay as an intra-operative sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis in breast cancer. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Library and Web of Science databases were searched by two independent reviewers to retrieve literature with per-patient analysis. The deadline was up until December 2016. A meta-analysis was performed using STATA, Meta-Disc, and Revman software...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795676/-design-and-application-of-medical-electric-leg-raising-machine
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Jintang Liang, Jinyuan Chen, Zixian Zhao, Jinfeng Lin, Juanhong Li, Jingliang Zhong
Passive leg raising is widely used in clinic, but it lacks of specialized mechanical raise equipment. It requires medical staff to raise leg by hand or requires a multi-functional bed to raise leg, which takes time and effort. Therefore we have developed a new medical electric leg-raising machine. The equipment has the following characteristics: simple structure, stable performance, easy operation, fast and effective, safe and comfortable. The height range of the lifter is 50-120 cm, the range of the angle of raising leg is 10degree angle-80degree angle, the maximum supporting weight is 40 kg...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795669/-evaluation-of-volume-overload-in-critical-patients-by-monitoring-change-of-cardiac-output-under-bed-head-raising-combined-with-passive-leg-raising
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Long Zhang, Luhao Wang, Weixiong Luo, Meihua Mei, Youjuan Chen, Bin Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the change of cardiac output (CO) with bed head raising (BHR) combined with passive leg raising (PLR) can be used to assess volume overload in critical patients. METHODS: A prospective observational diagnostic trial was designed. The patients who underwent fluid resuscitation 6 hours or more, and admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Meizhou People's Hospital in Guangdong Province from January to December in 2016 were enrolled...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794643/preoperative-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-represents-a-superior-predictor-compared-with-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratios-for-colorectal-liver-only-metastases-survival
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Jianhong Peng, Hui Li, Qingjian Ou, Junzhong Lin, Xiaojun Wu, Zhenhai Lu, Yunfei Yuan, Desen Wan, Yujing Fang, Zhizhong Pan
Systemic inflammation was recognized as an essential factor contributing to the development of malignancies. This study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of pre-operative lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in patients with colorectal liver-only metastases (CLOM) undergoing hepatectomy. We retrospectively enrolled 150 consecutive patients with CLOM between 2000 and 2012. The optimal cutoff values of continuous LMR, NLR, and PLR were determined using the receiver operating characteristic curve analysis...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782234/causes-and-outcomes-of-dogs-presenting-with-hyphema-to-a-referral-hospital-in-colorado-a-retrospective-analysis-of-99-cases
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Maggie R Jinks, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Kate S Freeman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the causes of hyphema in dogs and identify factors associated with poor visual outcomes. ANIMALS STUDIED: Ninety-nine dogs (120 eyes) that presented with hyphema. PROCEDURE: Medical records from the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital between the years 2004-2015 were reviewed. RESULTS: Overall, 36.4% of dogs were diagnosed with hyphema from systemic causes, 32.9% due to local ocular disease, 26...
August 6, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770957/can-procalcitonin-be-used-to-diagnose-gram-negative-bloodstream-infection-evidence-based-on-a-meta-analysis
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C He, B Wang, Y-F Wang, Y-C Shen
OBJECTIVE: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a useful biomarker for systemic bacterial infection, and many studies have described the correlation between high serum PCT level and Gram-negative bloodstream infection (BSI), whereas the diagnostic accuracy of PCT for this kind of episode has not been summarized. This study aimed to estimate the overall accuracy of serum PCT for diagnosing Gram-negative BSI through a meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Scopus database for studies that met the inclusion criteria...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769565/can-we-use-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-mean-platelet-volume-values-for-the-diagnosis-of-anterior-uveitis-in-patients-with-behcet-s-disease
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Atil Avci, Deniz Avci, Fatma Erden, Ertas Ragip, Ali Cetinkaya, Kemal Ozyurt, Mustafa Atasoy
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the value of hematological parameters, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and mean platelet volume (MPV), as indicators of anterior uveal segment involvement in patients with Behcet's disease (BD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Hospital-based records of a total of 912 patients with BD from the dermatology clinic and healthy volunteers from the checkup clinic were assessed retrospectively...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762954/comparison-of-clinical-utilities-of-the-platelet-count-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-for-predicting-survival-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-a-single-institutional-study-and-literature-review
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Katsumi Kozasa, Seiji Mabuchi, Naoko Komura, Eriko Yokoi, Kuroda Hiromasa, Tomoyuki Sasano, Mahiru Kawano, Yuri Matsumoto, Eiji Kobayashi, Tadashi Kimura
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical utilities of the platelet count and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) for predicting survival in patients with cervical cancer. RESULTS: Multivariate analyses demonstrated that thrombocytosis and elevated PLR were found to be independent prognostic factors for progression-free survival (PFS, P = 0.0077, P = 0.044) and overall survival (OS, P = 0.025, P = 0.019) in separate Multivariate analyses. In the ROC analysis, the platelet count showed a significantly greater area under the ROC curve (AUC) value than that of PLR for predicting patient recurrence (0...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762455/ischemia-modified-albumin-and-other-inflammatory-markers-in-the-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-in-children
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Selçuk Nazik, Veli Avci, Zeynep Küskü Kiraz
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to determine relationship of ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) level, C-reactive protein (CRP) level, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and mean platelet volume (MPV) to appendicitis in children. METHODS: Study included total of 63 patients who presented at hospital between May 2015 and November 2015. Of these, 30 were cases of appendicitis, and 33 were healthy control subjects...
July 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762449/the-value-of-internal-jugular-vein-collapsibility-index-in-sepsis
#16
Murat Haliloğlu, Beliz Bilgili, Alper Kararmaz, İsmail Cinel
BACKGROUND: Rapid, accurate, and reproducible assessment of intravascular volume status is crucial in order to predict the efficacy of volume expansion in septic patients. The aim of this study was to verify the feasibility and usefulness of the internal jugular vein collapsibility index (IJV-CI) as an adjunct to the inferior vena cava collapsibility index (IVC-CI) to predict fluid responsiveness in spontaneously-breathing patients with sepsis. METHODS: Three stages of sonographic scanning were performed...
July 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759808/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-plr-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-are-associated-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-infection
#17
Zhidan Zhao, Jianhua Liu, Jiaxin Wang, Tinyan Xie, Qiuhuan Zhang, Sisi Feng, Hui Deng, Baiyun Zhong
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study aimed to investigate the associations between the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and disease severity in patients with chronic HBV infection-related liver disease (CHB). METHODS: Patients with CHB were retrospectively identified. Clinical data for 172 HBV-infected patients and 40 healthy controls were collected from the electronic patient medical record system database of our hospital...
July 28, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758719/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-predictors-of-survival-after-heart-transplantation
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Ignacio M Seropian, Francisco J Romeo, Rodolfo Pizarro, Norberto O Vulcano, Ricardo A Posatini, Ricardo G Marenchino, Daniel H Berrocal, Cesar A Belziti
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) predict outcome in heart failure (HF) patients undergoing heart transplantation (HTX). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from 111 HF patients undergoing HTX 2010-2015 were retrospectively reviewed. NLR and PLR were calculated before HTX, immediately after HTX, and at 6 and 24 hours. Primary endpoint was in-hospital mortality, and secondary endpoints were 1 year mortality and renal replacement therapy (RRT)...
July 31, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757925/passive-leg-raising-simple-and-reliable-technique-to-prevent-fluid-overload-in-critically-ill-patients
#19
Farahnak Assadi
BACKGROUND: Dynamic measures, the response to stroke volume (SV) to fluid loading, have been used successfully to guide fluid management decisions in critically ill patients. However, application of dynamic measures is often inaccurate to predict fluid responsiveness in patients with arrhythmias, ventricular dysfunction or spontaneously breathing critically ill patients. Passive leg raising (PLR) is a simple bedside maneuver that may provide an accurate alternative to guide fluid resuscitation in hypovolemic critically ill patients...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746229/the-prognostic-value-of-preoperative-inflammation-based-prognostic-scores-and-nutritional-status-for-overall-survival-in-resected-patients-with-nonmetastatic-siewert-type-ii-iii-adenocarcinoma-of-esophagogastric-junction
#20
Lixiang Zhang, Yezhou Su, Zhangming Chen, Zhijian Wei, Wenxiu Han, Aman Xu
BACKGROUND: Immune and nutritional status of patients have been reported to predict postoperative complications, recurrence, and prognosis of patients with cancer. Therefore, this retrospective study aimed to explore the prognostic value of preoperative inflammation-based prognostic scores [neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR)] and nutritional status [prognostic nutritional index (PNI), body mass index (BMI), hemoglobin, albumin, and prealbumin] for overall survival (OS) in adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction (AEG) patients...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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