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Arif Emre, Sami Akbulut, Mehmet Sertkaya, Muharrem Bitiren, Ilhami Taner Kale, Ertan Bulbuloglu, Cemil Colak
AIM: To evaluate whether there was any correlation between the clinical parameters and final pathological results among patients who underwent thyroid surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed parameters, including age, sex, complete blood cell count parameters, nodule diameter, nodule localization, thyroid function testing, and pathology reports, in patients who underwent thyroid surgery. The patients were divided into malignant ( n = 92) and benign ( n = 413) groups depending on the final pathological results...
March 16, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Ceren Cıralı, Emel Ulusoy, Tuncay Kume, Nur Arslan
BACKGROUND: Functional constipation is a clinical problem with an incompletely understood etiology. Functional bowel diseases have been shown to be related to inflammation in many studies in adults. In this study, we aimed to evaluate leukocytes, C-reactive protein, proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and neopterin levels in children with functional constipation. METHODS: Seventy-six children with constipation and 71 healthy controls (mean age 7.12 ± 3...
March 16, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Fumihiko Katakura, Yuji Sugie, Kiyotaka Hayashi, Kohei Nishiya, Jiro Miyamae, Masaharu Okano, Teruyuki Nakanishi, Tadaaki Moritomo
The development of mammalian megakaryocytes and platelets is regulated by numerous cytokine signals, primarily through the thrombopoietin (TPO)/c-MPL axis. Although non-mammalian vertebrates are known to possess nucleated thrombocytes functionally equivalent to mammalian platelets, the dynamics of the thrombocyte development remains unclear. Here we identified TPO and a splice variant (TPO-v) caused by the intron retention in common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Both the tpo and its variant transcripts were highly expressed in heart and liver...
March 6, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Ádson Costa, Julieta Volpato, Cláudio R S Mattoso, Bruno Lunardeli, Aury N de Moraes, Mere E Saito
Hematology is an important health indicator in birds, but the stress from capture or anesthesia can cause alterations in blood count. This study aimed to evaluate the differences found in blood counts among guans ( Penelope obscura) under physical restraint and anesthetized with isoflurane. Thirty-two free-range guans from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) Park were enrolled in the study. After physical restraint, blood samples were obtained from the ulnar vein and placed in heparinized tubes...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Erman Öztürk, Ferit Onur Mutluer
In cardiology practice, anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapies are essential for most patients. As of yet, there is no high quality evidence regarding these treatments in thrombocytopenic patients, which continues to be an issue. Thrombocytopenia is defined as a platelet count of <150x109/L and is classified as severe when the platelet count is <50x109/L. Pseudothrombocytopenia, drug-induced thrombocytopenia, immune thrombocytopenia, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura are some of the main causes of thrombocytopenia...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Natascha de Lange, Pim Schol, Marcus Lancé, Mallory Woiski, Josje Langenveld, Robbert Rijnders, Luc Smits, Martine Wassen, Yvonne Henskens, Hubertina Scheepers
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is associated with maternal morbidity and mortality and has an increasing incidence in high-resource countries, despite dissemination of guidelines, introduction of skills training, and correction for risk factors. Current guidelines advise the administration, as fluid resuscitation, of almost twice the amount of blood lost. This advice is not evidence-based and could potentially harm patients. METHODS: All women attending the outpatient clinic who are eligible will be informed of the study; oral and written informed consent will be obtained...
March 6, 2018: Trials
Seyit Ali Büyüktuna, Halef Okan Doğan, Mehmet Bakir, Nazif Elaldi, Mustafa Gökhan Gözel, Aynur Engin
INTRODUCTION: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease. Reactive oxygen species that are mainly generated by the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase (NOX) enzyme family have a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of many diseases. The serum levels of NOX isoforms in patients with CCHF have yet to be assessed. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at Cumhuriyet University, Turkey. Only patients with CCHF confirmed by the National Reference Virology Laboratory were enrolled in the study...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Tadej Dovšak, Alojz Ihan, Vojko Didanovič, Andrej Kansky, Miha Verdenik, Nataša Ihan Hren
BACKGROUND: The immune system has a known role in the aetiology, progression and final treatment outcome of oral squamous cell cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of radical surgery and radiotherapy on advanced oral squamous cell carcinoma blood counts, lymphocyte subsets and levels of acute inflammatory response markers. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from 56 patients 5 days before and 10 days after surgery, 30 days and 1 year after radiotherapy...
March 1, 2018: BMC Cancer
Т Zaikina, V Babadjan, N Ryndina, O Borzova, Yu Kovalyova
Aim of study‒ estimate the influence of the metformin therapy on the sCD40-ligand and sVE-cadherinlevels among patients with acute myocardial infarction and concomitant type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study included44patients with AMI and type 2 diabetes whichweredividedintotwo groupsdependingonthe glucose lowering drugs they have been taken: I group ‒ 21patients who have been taken metformin; II group ‒ 23patients, who have been taken short-acting insulin. Accordingtotheobtainedresults using of metformin as a glucose lowering drug in comparison with patients who have been taken short-acting insulin causes faster decreasing of the sCD40L level (-29,3% and -24,4% accordingly; р<0,05)...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
Robson A Rodrigues, Eduarda S Silva, Sandriely F Marcondes, Gizela M Galindo, Gustavo G DE Oliveira, Alda I DE Souza, José Ragusa-Netto, Carlos E Fernandes
This study describes the hematological and biometric characteristics of male and female Gymnotus species from the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil. Fifty adult specimens of Gymnotus inaequilabiatus were weighed, measured, and then euthanized. Blood was collected by puncturing the celiac mesenteric vein to determine the hematocrit, hemoglobin content, number of erythrocytes, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, glucose level, absolute value of leukocytes, and relative value of leukocytes and thrombocytes...
February 1, 2018: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
Slavenka Straus, Ilirijana Haxhibeqiri-Karabdic, Sanja Granov Grabovica, Nermir Granov
Background: Postoperative bleeding in patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) may increase due to preoperative anticoagulant therapy indicative of their disease - acute coronary syndrome or implanted coronary artery stent. Increased bleeding in many cases requires the use of blood and blood derivatives, and sometimes even reoperation. Their use poses the risk of complications, may extend the hospitalization. Methods: Our observation retrospective study included 131 patients, 41 treated with aspirin and 90 treated with aspirin and clopidogrel...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Ying-Jun Ning, Xin-Jiang Lu, Jiong Chen
Tissue factor (TF) plays an important role in the host's immune system as the principal initiator of coagulation. However, the precise function of TF in teleosts remains unclear. We determined the cDNA sequence of TF from ayu Plecoglossus altivelis (PaTF). The PaTF transcript was expressed in all tested tissues, and changes in expression were observed in tissues and monocytes/macrophages (MO/MФ) upon infection with Vibrio anguillarum. PaTF was prokaryotically expressed and purified to prepare anti-PaTF antibodies...
February 2, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Nathaniel J Clark, Benjamin J Shaw, Richard D Handy
Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) are known for their antibacterial properties and are used in a growing number of nano-enabled products, with inevitable concerns for releases to the environment. Nanoparticles may also be antigenic and toxic to the haematopoietic system, but the immunotoxic effect of Ag NPs on non-target species such as fishes is poorly understood. This study aimed to assess the effect of Ag NP exposure via the water on the haematopoietic system of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, and to determine whether or not the hazard from Ag NPs was different from that of AgNO3...
January 29, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Guang Tang, Xiao-Min Wang, Jun-Xia Meng, Chun-Lai Luan, Jie-Fu Chen, Yong-Qiang Wu, Xiao-Nan Zhang, Zi-Yan He
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the clinical efficacy and safety of recombinant human thrombopoietin(rhTPO) and recombinant human interleukin11(rhIL-11) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia in adult acute myeloid leukaemia patients. METHODS: Total of 96 adult acute myeloid leukaemia patients were divided into 3 groups according to randomized controlled method: rhTPO group, rhIL-11 group and control group, 32 cases in each group. The patients in rhTPO group and rhIL-11 received rhTPO of 15000 IU/d and rhIL-11 of 1...
February 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Piotr Buda, Piotr Gietka, Janusz B Książyk, Maciej Machaczka
Introduction: Secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH) is a life-threatening syndrome of severe hyperinflammation which is often triggered by infection or autoimmune disease (macrophage activation syndrome - MAS). The aim of our study was to assess the frequency of sHLH/MAS in children treated in our institution and to compare the effectiveness of various therapeutic interventions. Material and methods: Between 2005 and 2013, 24 children (age: 1-17 years) were consecutively treated for sHLH/MAS...
January 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Kazım Uckan, Hanım Guler Sahin
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between serum amyloid A (SAA), procalcitonin (ProC), highly sensitive C reactive protein (hsCRP) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha activity in patients with pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count (HELLP), and the pathogenesis and severity of the disease. METHOD: Ninety patients at ≥ 32 gestational weeks, according to the last date of menstruation and ultra-sonographic measurements, diagnosed with pre-eclampsia (30 patients), eclampsia (30 patients) or HELLP syndrome (30 patients) were included in the study...
March 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Mihai Sandesc, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Anca Dinu, Marius Papurica, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Sonia Elena Popovici, Lavinia Melania Bratu, Tiberiu Bratu, Adrian Tudor Stan, Dorel Sandesc
Critically ill polytrauma patients have increased production of free radicals (FRs) and consequent alterations in biochemical pathways, as well as disruption of cellular integrity, due to increased lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate several biomarkers associated with increased oxidative stress in critically ill polytrauma patients, and to evaluate the effect of antioxidant treatment on the clinical outcome in these patients. A total of 67 polytrauma patients from an intensive care unit met the selection criteria...
January 9, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Kambiz Hassan, Nikolai Bayer, Friederike Schlingloff, Martin Oberhoffer, Peter Wohlmuth, Michael Schmoeckel, Stephan Geidel
BACKGROUND: The study was performed to analyze the results of open-heart surgery and bleeding complications after administration of novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC). METHODS: We investigated 81 consecutive patients (median age 74 years, interquartile range [IQR]: 68 to 78) who underwent open-heart operations at our institution between July 2014 and June 2016. All patients presented for surgery while on NOAC therapy: 37 received rivaroxaban (45.7%), 35 apixaban (43...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Juliane Sarah Walz, Daniel Johannes Kowalewski, Linus Backert, Annika Nelde, Oliver Kohlbacher, Benjamin Weide, Lothar Kanz, Helmut Rainer Salih, Hans-Georg Rammensee, Stefan Stevanović
The course of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), inducing an immunosuppressed state that also affects T cells as central components of adaptive immunity, predisposes patients to develop second malignancies with skin cancer being the most common. Recently, we found that prevalence of memory T cells with specificity for CLL-associated antigens defined by mass spectrometry-based immunopeptidome analysis correlated with a significant survival benefit. Here, we analyzed our CLL patient cohort for second skin (pre)malignancies and found a significantly lower incidence of skin cancer in the patients showing immune responses to CLL-associated antigens...
January 3, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Vildan Kaya, Mustafa Yıldırım, Gözde Yazıcı, Ayşen Yeşim Yalçın, Nuri Orhan, Aslan Güzel
Background: High-grade gliomas, with glioblastomas as the most frequently observed histologic subtype, are the most common primary brain tumours in adults. It is considered that inflammatory responses play a major role in malignancies, including tumour progression. This study aimed to determine the prognostic significance of the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the thrombocyte to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) as indicators of systemic inflammatory response (SIR) in glioblastoma patients. Methods: A total of 90 patients treated for glioblastoma were retrospectively evaluated...
December 29, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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