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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538403/serum-plr-and-lmr-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-can-they-show-the-disease-activity
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Ying Jiang, Mingcui Zang, Shanshan Li
The aim of this study is to determine platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocytes to monocytes ratio (LMR) levels in Behçet's disease (BD) and to investigate their relationships with disease activity.Hematological and inflammatory parameters including high-sensitivity C-reactive proteins (hs-CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), PLR, and LMR were examined in BD and healthy controls.Data from 140 patients with BD (108 with active and 32 with inactive disease) and 107 controls were enrolled. PLR (153...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532133/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-different-stages-of-breast-cancer
#2
Fezzeh Elyasinia, Mohammad Reza Keramati, Farham Ahmadi, Susan Rezaei, Mohammad Ashouri, Reza Parsaei, Maryam Yaghoubi, Fahimeh Elyasinia, Armita Aboutorabi, Ahmad Kaviani
Despite many advances in the treatment of breast cancer, it is still the second most common cause of death in women in the United States. It has been shown that inflammation plays a major role in the treatment of these cancers and inflammatory factors enhance tumor growth, invasion, metastasis, and vascularization. In this study, we would like to analyze peripheral blood neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in breast cancer patients and its correlation with disease staging. This cross-sectional analytic study was conducted in Imam Hospital, affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences; a total of 195 female patients with breast cancer met the inclusion criteria...
April 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531231/utility-of-th1-cell-immune-responses-for-distinguishing-active-tuberculosis-from-non-active-tuberculosis-a-case-control-study
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Lifan Zhang, Xinhe Cheng, Sainan Bian, Yanhua Song, Qiang Li, Mengqiu Gao, Yueqiu Zhang, Xiaochun Shi, Xiaoqing Liu
Currently available Interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) cannot reliably differentiate active TB (ATB) from non-active TB (non-ATB). A study was performed to evaluate the value of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) specific Th1 cell immune responses which test IFN-γ and IL-2 simultaneous for differentiating ATB from non-ATB. Forty-nine newly diagnosed inpatients with ATB (26 pulmonary TB and 23 extrapulmonary TB) were enrolled as the ATB group. Forty-five volunteers with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and twenty with evidence of previous TB were enrolled during the same period as the non-ATB group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514747/diagnostic-value-of-using-18f-fdg-pet-and-pet-ct-in-immunocompetent-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yaru Zou, Jianjing Tong, Haiyan Leng, Jingwei Jiang, Meng Pan, Zi Chen
BACKGROUND: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/CT have become two of the most powerful tools for malignant lymphoma exploration, but their diagnostic role in primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is still disputed. The purpose of our study is to identify the usefulness of 18F-FDG PET and PET/CT for detecting PCNSL. RESULTS: A total of 129 patients, obtained from eight eligible studies, were included for this systematic review and meta-analysis...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512326/accuracy-of-shear-wave-elastography-for-the-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#5
Liang Sang, Xue-Mei Wang, Dong-Yang Xu, Yun-Fei Cai
Many studies have established the high diagnostic accuracy of shear wave elastography (SWE) for the detection of prostate cancer (PCa); however, its utility remains a subject of debate. This meta-analysis sought to appraise the overall accuracy of SWE for the detection of PCa. A literature search of the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) databases was conducted. In all of the included studies, the diagnostic accuracy of SWE was compared with that of histopathology, which was used as a standard...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507925/stratified-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-novel-target-for-prognostic-prediction-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-curative-liver-resection
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Gui-Qian Huang, Ji-Na Zheng, Tian-Tian Zou, Yi-Ran Chen, Ke-Qing Shi, Sven Van Poucke, Zhang Cheng, Lu-Yi Ruan, Ming-Hua Zheng
Background and Aims: Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has been shown to predict prognosis of cancers. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of stratification of PLR in patients after curative liver resection (CLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: A total of 1804 patients who underwent CLR for suspected HCC between January 2007 and January 2014 were screened for the study. All of the patients were categorized into equal tertiles according to the number of patients and the distribution of PLR...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507567/performance-of-pfhrp2-versus-pldh-antigen-rapid-diagnostic-tests-for-the-detection-of-plasmodium-falciparum-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bo Li, Zhiqiang Sun, Xiaohan Li, Xiaoxi Li, Han Wang, Weijiao Chen, Peng Chen, Mengran Qiao, Yuanli Mao
INTRODUCTION: There have been many inconsistent reports about the performance of histidine-rich protein 2 (HRP2) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) antigens as rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for the diagnosis of past Plasmodium falciparum infections. This meta-analysis was performed to determine the performance of pfHRP2 versus pLDH antigen RDTs in the detection of P. falciparum. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After a systematic review of related studies, Meta-DiSc 1.4 software was used to calculate the pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (PLR), negative likelihood ratio (NLR), and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR)...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499649/a-seer-medicare-analysis-of-the-impact-of-metformin-on-overall-survival-in-ovarian-cancer
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Christine Garcia, Aaron Yao, Fabian Camacho, Rajesh Balkrishnan, Leigh A Cantrell
OBJECTIVE: Determine whether metformin use is associated with improved survival in patients with ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer. METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of first epithelial ovarian cancer from 2007 to 2011 in the combined SEER-Medicare database were identified from the SEER registry primary site codes. Comorbidities, procedures and cancer treatment ICD-9 and HCPCS codes were used to search the Medicare claims files. Medication use was determined with National Drug Codes using the Medicare Part D event files...
May 9, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497933/scalp-block-for-glioblastoma-surgery-is-associated-with-lower-inflammatory-scores-and-improved-survival
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Lan Zheng, Katherine B Hagan, John Villarreal, Visesh Keerty, Jasper Chen, Juan P Cata
BACKGROUND: Regional anesthesia has anti-inflammatory effects. Recent studies suggest that regional anesthesia might improve the survival of patients with cancer. We hypothesized that the use of a scalp block (SB) during craniotomy for glioblastoma (GB) decreases the postoperative systemic and local inflammatory response and extend their survival. METHODS: This retrospective study included 119 patients with GB who underwent tumor resection. We divided patients into 2 groups based on the use of SB during surgery...
May 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497463/can-haematologic-parameters-be-used-for-differential-diagnosis-of-testicular-torsion-and-epididymitis
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A Bitkin, M Aydın, B C Özgür, L Irkilata, E Akgunes, Mevlut Keles, H Sarıcı, M K Atilla
A differential diagnosis of testicular torsion and epididymitis has serious importance for testicular health. In emergency conditions, if testicular torsion goes unnoticed and epididymo-orchitis is diagnosed, organ loss may occur. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of haematologic parameters for the diagnosis of both testicular torsion and epididymo-orchitis and for differential diagnosis of these two diseases. Patients were divided into three groups as those undergoing surgery for testicular torsion, those receiving medical treatment for epididymitis and a healthy control group...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493493/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-japanese-patients-with-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-response-to-therapy-with-biologics
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Akihiko Asahina, Naoko Kubo, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hiromi Honda, Koichi Yanaba, Hidemi Nakagawa
Recent studies indicate the presence of systemic inflammation in psoriatic patients, and this inflammatory status is significantly associated with a range of comorbidities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of novel inflammatory biomarkers, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) in Japanese patients with plaque-type psoriasis (PsV) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). One hundred and eighty-six patients with PsV and 50 patients with PsA treated with biologics, including infliximab, adalimumab and ustekinumab, were retrospectively analyzed before and after treatment...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489884/comparison-of-the-prognostic-values-of-preoperative-inflammation-based-parameters-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Hideya Takeuchi, Hirohumi Kawanaka, Seiichi Fukuyama, Nobuhide Kubo, Shoji Hiroshige, Tokujiro Yano
Peripheral blood-derived inflammation-based markers, including C-reactive protein (CRP), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are indicators of prognosis in various malignant tumors. The present study aimed to identify the inflammation-based parameters that are most suitable for predicting outcomes in patients with breast cancer. Two hundred ninety-six patients who underwent surgery for localized breast cancer were reviewed retrospectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489739/diagnostic-accuracy-of-dwi-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Xia Yuan, Linghong Guo, Wei Du, Fei Mo, Ming Liu
BACKGROUND: Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) is recently developed for identifying different malignant tumors. In this article the diagnostic accuracy of DWI for ovarian cancer was evaluated by synthesis of published data. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted in PubMed/MEDLINE and Embase databases on the diagnostic performance of DWI for ovarian cancer published in English. Methodological quality was evaluated following Quality Assessment for Studies of Diagnostic Accuracy 2 (QUADAS 2) tool...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487168/clinical-predictors-and-clinical-prediction-rules-to-estimate-initial-patient-risk-for-infective-endocarditis-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Anthony D Bai, Arnav Agarwal, Marilyn Steinberg, Adrienne Showler, Lisa Burry, George A Tomlinson, Chaim M Bell, Andrew M Morris
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize diagnostic properties of risk factors and clinical prediction rules for diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE) in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane Database from inception to January 6, 2016 to identify studies evaluating risk factors and clinical prediction rules for IE in SAB patients. Pooled estimates of diagnostic properties for main risk factors were calculated using a bivariate random effects model...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485321/monitoring-changes-in-hepatic-venous-velocities-flow-after-a-fluid-challenge-can-identify-shock-patients-who-lack-fluid-responsiveness
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Wei Du, Xiao-Ting Wang, Yun Long, Da-Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: Evaluating the hemodynamic status and predicting fluid responsiveness are important in critical ultrasound assessment of shock patients. Transthoracic echocardiography with noninvasive diagnostic parameters allows the assessment of volume responsiveness. This study aimed to assess the hemodynamic changes in the liver and systemic hemodynamic changes during fluid challenge and during passive leg raising (PLR) by measuring hepatic venous flow (HVF) velocity. METHODS: This is an open-label study in a tertiary teaching hospital...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484282/measuring-nanoscale-viscoelastic-parameters-of-cells-directly-from-afm-force-displacement-curves
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Yuri M Efremov, Wen-Horng Wang, Shana D Hardy, Robert L Geahlen, Arvind Raman
Force-displacement (F-Z) curves are the most commonly used Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) mode to measure the local, nanoscale elastic properties of soft materials like living cells. Yet a theoretical framework has been lacking that allows the post-processing of F-Z data to extract their viscoelastic constitutive parameters. Here, we propose a new method to extract nanoscale viscoelastic properties of soft samples like living cells and hydrogels directly from conventional AFM F-Z experiments, thereby creating a common platform for the analysis of cell elastic and viscoelastic properties with arbitrary linear constitutive relations...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483645/are-neutrophil-lymphocyte-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratios-related-with-formation-of-sudden-hearing-loss-and-its-prognosis
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H E Koçak, M S Elbistanlı, H Acıpayam, W M E Alakras, M N Kıral, F T Kayhan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to see whether the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are the markers of idiopathic sudden hearing loss to be used in prognosis or not. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective, case-control clinical trial. Forty-five patients diagnosed with idiopathic sudden hearing loss and treated with the same treatment protocol between March 2014 and December 2015 and 47 healthy volunteers coming to the hospital for a routine health check and accepting audiological and laboratory tests were included in our study...
May 5, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480754/low-dose-spironolactone-ameliorates-insulin-resistance-and-suppresses-elevated-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-during-gestational-testosterone-exposure
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Lawrence A Olatunji, Taofeek O Usman, Aminat I Akinade, Oluwaseun A Adeyanju, InKyeom Kim, Ayodele O Soladoye
CONTEXT: Elevated gestational circulating testosterone has been associated with pathological pregnancies that increase the risk of development of cardiometabolic disorder in later life. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that gestational testosterone exposure, in late pregnancy, causes glucose deregulation and atherogenic dyslipidaemia that would be accompanied by high plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1). The study also hypothesise that low-dose spironolactone treatment would ameliorate these effects...
May 8, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473700/assessment-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-count-as-predictors-of-long-term-outcome-after-r0-resection-for-colorectal-cancer
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Corrado Pedrazzani, Guido Mantovani, Eduardo Fernandes, Fabio Bagante, Gian Luca Salvagno, Niccolò Surci, Tommaso Campagnaro, Andrea Ruzzenente, Elisa Danese, Giuseppe Lippi, Alfredo Guglielmi
Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and platelet count (PC) were shown to be prognostic in several solid malignancies. We analysed 603 R0 resected patients to assess whether NLR, PLR and PC correlate with other well-known prognostic factors and survival of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was performed to define cut-off values for high and low ratios of these indices. Univariate and multivariate analysis were used to determine the prognostic value of NLR, PLR and PC for overall and cancer-related survival...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473512/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-associated-with-disease-activity-in-patients-with-takayasu-s-arteritis-a-case-control-study
#20
Lili Pan, Juan Du, Taotao Li, Hua Liao
BACKGROUND: Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) have been reported to reflect the inflammatory response and disease activity in a variety of autoimmune diseases. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the value of PLR and NLR as markers to monitor disease activity in Takayasu's arteritis (TAK). METHODS: A retrospective case-control study involving 88 patients with TAK and 78 healthy controls was performed...
May 4, 2017: BMJ Open
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