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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620755/predictive-value-of-mean-platelet-volume-for-pulmonary-embolism-recurrence
#1
Omer Araz, Fadime Sultan Albez, Elif Yilmazel Ucar, Bugra Kerget, Nafiye Yılmaz, Metin Akgun
PURPOSE: Recurrence is a major clinical problem in patients with pulmonary embolism and can affect mortality. The decision to discontinue treatment is important for recurrence and is based on patients' clinical features as well as certain blood parameters. Our aim in this study was to evaluate whether mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) have utility as new predictive parameters for recurrence and mortality in pulmonary embolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 440 patients with pulmonary embolism underwent computed tomography, Doppler ultrasonography, and echocardiography before and at the conclusion of treatment...
June 15, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618757/the-effect-of-acetylsalicylic-acid-on-vasopressin-serum-insulin-levels-insulin-resistance-and-biochemical-parameters-in-rats-induced-with-experimental-diabetes-type-2
#2
Serkan Şen, Sefa Çelik
BACKGROUND/AIM: Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) treatment in diabetic patients is very important owing to the increasing hyperactivity of thrombocytes and atherosclerosis. In several investigations, it was reported that diabetes caused increased coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and death. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of ASA on osmoregulation, glycemic control, and some biochemical parameters in rats induced with experimental diabetes type 2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four rats were randomly divided in four groups: control (I), ASA control (II), diabetic (III), and ASA diabetic (IV)...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600293/bacterial-and-viral-products-affect-differential-pattern-recognition-receptor-activation-of-chicken-thrombocytes-evidenced-through-rna-sequencing
#3
Farzana Ferdous, Christopher Saski, William Bridges, Matthew Burns, Heather Dunn, Kathryn Elliott, Thomas R Scott
It is now well understood that thrombocytes (nucleated platelets) express TLRs and respond to both bacterial and viral products. Release of proinflammatory molecules can be expected following relatively short exposure times to LPS, lipoteichoic acid (LTA), thymidine homopolymer phosphorothioate oligonucleotide [Poly(dT)], and polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid [Poly(I:C)]. This study reports the varied expressions of genes encoded for components of the TLR, nucleotide binding oligomerization domain-like receptor, and retinoic acid-inducible gene RIG-like receptor signaling pathways in response to the TLR ligands listed above...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590841/rapid-prediction-of-hematologic-acute-radiation-syndrome-in-radiation-injury-patients-using-peripheral-blood-cell-counts
#4
M Port, B Pieper, T Knie, H Dörr, A Ganser, D Graessle, V Meineke, M Abend
Rapid clinical triage of radiation injury patients is essential for determining appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. We examined the utility of blood cell counts (BCCs) in the first three days postirradiation to predict clinical outcome, specifically for hematologic acute radiation syndrome (HARS). We analyzed BCC test samples from radiation accident victims (n = 135) along with their clinical outcome HARS severity scores (H1-4) using the System for Evaluation and Archiving of Radiation Accidents based on Case Histories (SEARCH) database...
June 7, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582600/effect-of-time-and-temperature-on-anticoagulant-dependent-pseudothrombocytopenia-in-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipigs
#5
Tim Erkens, Liesbeth Van den Sande, Jill Witters, Filip Verbraeken, Adriana Looszova, Bianca Feyen
BACKGROUND: A marked decrease in thrombocyte count was observed between subsequent measurements of the same EDTA blood sample in several minipigs, but little information was available explaining this finding. OBJECTIVES: The objective was to evaluate the impact of several preanalytic variables on thrombocyte counts in minipigs, in order to improve understanding of the in vitro thrombocyte decrease observed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hematology blood samples from male and female Göttingen minipigs were collected using EDTA or citrate as an anticoagulant...
June 5, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552640/platelet-released-growth-factors-induce-psoriasin-in-keratinocytes-implications-for-the-cutaneous-barrier
#6
Andreas Bayer, Justus Lammel, Sebastian Lippross, Tim Klüter, Peter Behrendt, Mersedeh Tohidnezhad, Thomas Pufe, Jochen Cremer, Holger Jahr, Franziska Rademacher, Regine Gläser, Jürgen Harder
Millions of patients around the world suffer minor or major extremity amputation due to progressive wound healing complications of chronic or infected wounds, the therapy of which remains a challenge. One emerging therapeutic option for the treatment of these complicated wounds is the local application of an autologous thrombocytes concentrate lysate (e.g. platelet-released growth factors ((PRGF)) or Vivostat PRF(®)) that contains a multitude of chemokines, cytokines and growth factors and is therefore supposed to stimulate the complex wound healing process...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545014/paracetamol-causes-endocrine-disruption-and-hepatotoxicity-in-male-fish-rhamdia-quelen-after-subchronic-exposure
#7
Izonete Cristina Guiloski, João Luiz Coelho Ribas, Laercio Dante Stein Piancini, Ana Carolina Dagostim, Silvana Maris Cirio, Luis Fernando Fávaro, Suelen Lúcio Boschen, Marta Margarete Cestari, Cláudio da Cunha, Helena Cristina Silva de Assis
Paracetamol is one of the most widely sold non-prescription drugs. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the paracetamol on reproductive, biochemical, genetic, histopathological and hematogical biomarkers by waterborne exposure. Male fish of Rhamdia quelen were exposed to environmental concentrations of paracetamol (0, 0.25, 2.5μg/L) in a semi-static bioassay for 21days. Hemoglobin and hematocrit were reduced upon exposure to 0.25μg/L of paracetamol. Leukocytes and thrombocytes increased after paracetamol exposure...
May 8, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533941/changes-in-clinical-laboratory-parameters-and-pharmacodynamic-markers-in-response-to-blinatumomab-treatment-of-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-all
#8
Virginie Nägele, Andrea Kratzer, Gerhard Zugmaier, Chris Holland, Youssef Hijazi, Max S Topp, Nicola Gökbuget, Patrick A Baeuerle, Peter Kufer, Andreas Wolf, Matthias Klinger
BACKGROUND: Blinatumomab has shown a remission rate of 69% in an exploratory single-arm, phase II dose-escalation study in adult patients with relapsed/refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We evaluated changes in laboratory parameters and immunopharmacodynamic markers in patients who received blinatumomab in the exploratory phase II study. METHODS: Data from 36 adults with relapsed/refractory ALL receiving blinatumomab as 4-week continuous IV infusions in various dose cohorts were analyzed for changes in liver enzymes, first-dose parameters, peripheral blood cell subpopulations, and cytokine/granzyme B release...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528516/combined-effects-of-chinese-medicine-feed-and-ginger-extract-bath-on-co-infection-of-ichthyophthirius-multifiliis-and-dactylogyrus-ctenopharyngodonid-in-grass-carp
#9
Yao-Wu Fu, Bin Wang, Qi-Zhong Zhang, De-Hai Xu, De-Jie Lin, Xing-Ya Yang, Shu-Qun Zhu, Jing-Yang Pan, Qian Deng, Yan-Meng Liu, Sheng-Yu Zhou
Dactylogyrus ctenopharyngodonid and Ichthyophthirius multifiliis are two important ectoparasites of freshwater fish. Co-infection by the two parasites leads to high fish mortality and results in heavy economic losses. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of medicated feed and a ginger extract bath against D. ctenopharyngodonid and I. multifiliis on grass carp and investigate the hematological response of grass carp co-infected by the two parasites. These results demonstrated that red blood cell (RBC) and thrombocyte percentage among leucocytes significantly decreased after grass carp were co-infected by D...
July 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507372/medicinal-role-of-papaya-seeds-on-thrombocyte-count-tested-on-healthy-rabbits
#10
Asif Ahmed, Farhat Jehan
The main objective of the current study is to evaluate the medicinal role of Papaya seeds on thrombocyte count and hepatic parameter on healthy rabbits. Experimental and Interventional study, at the Department of pharmacology Baqai Medical University Karachi. Rabbits (18 in number different age and both sex) were included, subsequently subdivided into three group (n=6). Group A (Control), B and C (sample fed dose 250 & 500mg OD, oral route). Blood were drawn 0 time, subsequently samples were drawn at 15, 30, 45 days...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491434/life-threatening-haematological-complication-occurring-in-a-cat-after-chronic-carbimazole-administration
#11
Andrea Mosca, Luca Bresciani
CASE SUMMARY: An 11-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat with a history of hyperthyroidism treated with carbimazole for 7 months was presented for a check-up after a few episodes of vomiting. The cat had been receiving prednisolone at 0.5 mg/kg PO q12h for recent pancreatitis and concurrent inflammation of liver and small intestines confirmed by biopsies. Clinical examination revealed pale mucous membranes with a capillary refill time of <2 s. Haematology showed severely decreased packed cell volume (16%), and increased prothrombin time (42 s), partial thromboplastin time (>120 s) and fibrinogen serum concentration (3...
July 2016: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480552/hyperfibrinolysis-and-hypofibrinogenemia-diagnosed-with-rotational-thromboelastometry-in-dogs-naturally-infected-with-angiostrongylus-vasorum
#12
N E Sigrist, N Hofer-Inteeworn, R Jud Schefer, C Kuemmerle-Fraune, M Schnyder, A P N Kutter
BACKGROUND: The pathomechanism of Angiostrongylus vasorum infection-associated bleeding diathesis in dogs is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To describe rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) parameters in dogs naturally infected with A. vasorum and to compare ROTEM parameters between infected dogs with and without clinical signs of bleeding. ANIMALS: A total of 21 dogs presented between 2013 and 2016. METHODS: Dogs with A...
May 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473690/clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-cd5-negative-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#13
Cengiz Demir, Erdal Kara, Ömer Ekinci, Senar Ebinç
BACKGROUND Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) usually expresses CD5 antigen. However, 7-20% of patients are CD5 negative. We report here a series of 19 CD5-negative B-CLL cases. MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed 19 consecutive CD5-negative B-CLL cases seen in our medical center from 2009 to 2015 and compared them with 105 CD5-positive B-CLL cases. The two groups were compared in terms of clinical parameters, laboratory parameters, and survival characteristics. RESULTS Lymphadenopathy was present in 31.5% of the CD5-negative group and 51...
May 5, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471730/a-vegetable-launaea-taraxacifolia-mitigated-mercuric-chloride-alteration-of-the-microanatomy-of-rat-brain
#14
Olatunde Owoeye, Ganiyu O Arinola
Mercuric chloride is an environmental pollutant that affects the nervous systems of mammals. Oxidative damage is one of the mechanisms of its toxicity, and antioxidants should mitigate this effect. A vegetable with antioxidant activity is Launaea taraxacifolia, whose ethanolic extract (EELT) was investigated in this experiment to determine its effect against mercuric chloride (MC) intoxication in rat brain. Thirty male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into five groups (n = 6) as follows: control; propylene glycol; EELT (400 mg/kg bwt) for 19 days; MC (HgCl2) (4 mg/bwt) for 5 days from day 15 of the experiment; EELT+ MC, EELT (400 mg/kg bwt) for 14 days + MC (4 mg/bwt) for 5 days from day 15 of the experiment...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456898/predictive-value-of-early-skin-rash-in-cetuximab-based-therapy-of-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer
#15
Gábor Rubovszky, Barna Budai, Erna Ganofszky, Zsolt Horváth, Éva Juhos, Balázs Madaras, Tünde Nagy, Eszter Szabó, Tamás Pintér, Erika Tóth, Péter Nagy, István Láng, Erika Hitre
Randomized trials in advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) did not show benefit of cetuximab addition over chemotherapy. This is probably due to the lack of predictive biomarkers. The aim of this study was to explore possible predictive factors. Between 2009 and 2014, 57 patients were treated in 3-week cycles with cetuximab (250 mg/m(2)/week, loading dose: 400 mg/m(2)), gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2) on day 1 and 8), and capecitabine (1300 mg/m(2)/day on days 1-14). The objective response rate (ORR), progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) and the adverse events (AEs) were evaluated...
April 29, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433719/isolation-and-characterization-of-monocyte-macrophage-from-peripheral-blood-of-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
#16
Zhenxia Sha, Linqing Wang, Luming Sun, Yadong Chen, Yuan Zheng, Mei Xin, Chen Li, Songlin Chen
In the present study, the peripheral blood cells of half smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis) were examined by blood smear under the light microscopy. The proportion of main types of blood cells are as following: erythrocyte occupied the majority (92.3%), followed by thrombocyte (4.15%), granulocyte (1.7%), lymphocyte (1.5%) and monocyte (0.3%), respectively. Meanwhile, the isolation method of monocytes was established, by density gradient centrifugation to isolate mononuclear leukocytes of peripheral blood...
April 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408792/thrombopoietin-receptor-agonist-mitigates-hematopoietic-radiation-syndrome-and-improves-survival-after-whole-body-ionizing-irradiation-followed-by-wound-trauma
#17
Juliann G Kiang, Min Zhai, Pei-Jun Liao, Connie Ho, Nikolai V Gorbunov, Thomas B Elliott
Ionizing radiation combined with trauma tissue injury (combined injury, CI) results in greater mortality and H-ARS than radiation alone (radiation injury, RI), which includes thrombocytopenia. The aim of this study was to determine whether increases in numbers of thrombocytes would improve survival and mitigate H-ARS after CI. We observed in mice that WBC and platelets remained very low in surviving RI animals that were given 9.5 Gy (60)Co-γ-photon radiation, whereas only lymphocytes and basophils remained low in surviving CI mice that were irradiated and then given skin wounds...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393731/moxifloxacin-related-thrombocytopeniae-a-case-report
#18
Mustafa Çörtük, Ali Ramazan Benli, Mustafa Köroğlu, Onur Yazıcı, Murat Acat, Hasan Casim, Erdoğan Çetinkaya
Drug-induced thrombocytopenia can be caused by various medications, most frequently, antibiotics. There have been reports of thrombocytopenia cases due to the usage of quinolone antibiotics, although moxifloxacin-related thrombocytopenia has been reported very rarely. The case is here presented of a 60-year old male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who presented with complaints of progressively worsening dyspnea. After hospitalization, progressive thrombocytopenia was detected which had started on the 3rd day of moxifloxacin treatment...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387829/hereditary-polycystic-kidney-disease-is-characterized-by-lymphopenia-across-all-stages-of-kidney-dysfunction-an-observational-study
#19
Steven Van Laecke, Tessa Kerre, Evi V Nagler, Bart Maes, Rogier Caluwe, Eva Schepers, Griet Glorieux, Wim Van Biesen, Francis Verbeke
Background: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is characterized by urinary tract infections and extrarenal abnormalities such as an increased risk of cancer. As mutations in polycystin-1 and -2 are associated with decreased proliferation of immortalized lymphoblastoid cells in PKD, we investigated whether lymphopenia could be an unrecognized trait of PKD. Methods: We studied 700 kidney transplant recipients with ( n  = 126) or without PKD at the time of kidney transplantation between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2014 at Ghent University Hospital...
April 6, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379034/lipoprotein-apheresis-in-the-treatment-of-dyslipidaemia-the-czech-republic-experience
#20
V Bláha, M Bláha, M Lánská, D Solichová, L Kujovská Krčmová, E Havel, P Vyroubal, Z Zadák, P Žák, L Sobotka
In 1984, we started using therapeutic plasmapheresis (plasma exchange) as a method of extracorporeal lipoprotein elimination for the treatment of hypercholesterolemic patients. We evaluated the results of long-term therapy in 14 patients, 8 men and 6 women. The average age was 55.6+/-13.2 (range 28-70), median 59.5 years. 14 patients were diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH): 5 homozygous, 9 heterozygous. Ten patients in the group were treated using immunoadsorption lipoprotein apheresis and 4 using hemorheopheresis...
April 5, 2017: Physiological Research
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