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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446291/-clinical-significance-of-detecting-cd4-t-cells-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-follicular-lymphoma
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Wei Liu, Guo-Xiang Zhagn, Wen-Zhi Shi, Lu Dong, Hua Liu, Xu-Liang Shen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes of CD4(+) T lymphocytes in peripheral blood of patients with follicular lymphoma and its clinical significance. METHODS: Blood samples were collected for detection of whole blood cells, including absolute monocyte count (AMC), absolute lymphocyte count (ALC), hemoglobin (Hb), platelet count (Plt). Age, sex, pathological grade, number of involved lymph nodes, bone marrow involvement (BMI), Ann Arbor stage, B symptoms, serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and serum β-2 microglobulin (β2-MG) were recorded, the prognostic stratification was performed by using FLIPI and FLIPI-2...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443510/a-combination-of-egg-yolk-igy-and-phosvitin-inhibits-the-growth-of-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-k88-and-k99
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Naiyana Gujral, Heejoo Yoo, Fatemeh Bamdad, Kwang Yong Lee, Joo-Won Suh, Hoon Sunwoo
BACKGROUND: Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is the main cause of fatal diarrhea in piglets during the first week of life and over the time of weaning. Pathogenesis of ETEC-causing diarrhea involves intestinal colonization mediated by fimbriae. Although, both IgY and egg yolk phosvitin (PV) possess antimicrobial activity, their combined activity has not been explored. A combination of IgY specific for ETEC and metal-chelating PV may show synergistic effect in reducing the growth of ETEC by inhibiting bacterial proliferation and stipulating protection against ETEC infection...
April 25, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440866/a-prospective-comparison-of-how-the-level-of-response-to-alcohol-and-impulsivity-relate-to-future-dsm-iv-alcohol-problems-in-the-coga-youth-panel
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Marc A Schuckit, Tom L Smith, George Danko, Robert Anthenelli, Lara Schoen, Mari Kawamura, John Kramer, Danielle M Dick, Zoe Neale, Samuel Kuperman, Vivia McCutcheon, Andrey P Anokhin, Victor Hesselbrock, Michie Hesselbrock, Kathleen Bucholz
BACKGROUND: Alcohol problems reflect both environmental and genetic characteristics that often operate through endophenotypes like low levels of response (low LRs) to alcohol and higher impulsivity. Relationships of these preexisting characteristics to alcohol problems have been studied, but few analyses have included both low LR and impulsivity in the same model. METHODS: We extracted prospective data from 1,028 participants in the Prospective Youth Sample of the Collaborative Study for the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA)...
April 25, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435146/prognostic-analysis-of-absolute-lymphocyte-and-monocyte-counts-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-refractory-or-relapsed-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#4
Jorge Galvez Silva, Ossama M Maher, Minjeong Park, Diane Liu, Fiorela Hernandez, Priti Tewari, Yago Nieto
Previous studies in adults have shown that peripheral blood absolute lymphocyte and monocyte count ratio (ALC/AMC) after autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) can predict outcome in patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma (R/R HL). We retrospectively reviewed all of our children, adolescent, and young adult (CAYA) patients (age ≤26) transplanted for R/R HL between 2004 and 2015. Seventy-six patients (median age 21, range 10-26 years) who reached d100 (d100) disease free were analyzed; 33% of them had PET-positive tumors prior to ASCT...
April 20, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431350/characteristics-and-components-of-poly-aluminum-chloride-coagulants-that-enhance-arsenate-removal-by-coagulation-detailed-analysis-of-aluminum-species
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Yoshihiko Matsui, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Takuro Yamaguchi, Kenta Kondo, Kaori Machida, Taiga Fukuura, Taku Matsushita
We evaluated 51 poly-aluminum chloride (PACl) coagulants to determine the coagulant characteristics that were responsible for effective arsenate removal from contaminated river water by means of experiments involving coagulation, settling, and microfiltration. Some of the high-basicity PACls exhibited high arsenate removal percentages, particularly under alkaline conditions, and we investigated various relevant properties and characteristics of these high-basicity PACls. Effective arsenate removal was correlated with the content of polymeric and colloidal aluminum species (Alb and Alc) in the PACls but was not well correlated with colloid charge or zeta potential...
April 15, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430619/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-neurological-deterioration-following-acute-cerebral-hemorrhage
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Simona Lattanzi, Claudia Cagnetti, Leandro Provinciali, Mauro Silvestrini
Immunity plays key roles in pathophysiology of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of the study was to determine whether the peripheral leukocyte count and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicted neurological deterioration (ND) after ICH. We identified consecutive patients with ICH who had blood sampling performed within 24 hours from symptom's onset. Total white blood cells (WBC), absolute neutrophil count (ANC) and absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) were retrieved, and the NLR computed as the ratio of the ANC to ALC values...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421958/acute-limb-compartment-syndrome-in-the-lower-leg-following-trauma-assessment-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Emma Limbert, Julie Santy-Tomlinson
Acute limb compartment syndrome (ALCS) is a serious complication of traumatic injury. Although ALCS can occur in any limb, it most commonly occurs following injury to the lower leg, particularly in fractures of the tibia. Practitioners should recognise and treat ALCS as early as possible to prevent the development of further, potentially serious, complications. Most of the literature recommends that patients at risk of ALCS should be carefully monitored, with a focus on pain as the main symptom. However, patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who are unconscious or sedated may be unable to report pain or are unreliable in doing so, therefore it is necessary to consider alternative assessments for ALCS...
April 19, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420992/deficient-adipogenesis-of-scleroderma-patient-and-healthy-african-american-monocytes
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Rebecca Lee, Charles Reese, Gustavo Carmen-Lopez, Beth Perry, Michael Bonner, Marina Zemskova, Carole L Wilson, Kristi L Helke, Richard M Silver, Stanley Hoffman, Elena Tourkina
Monocytes from systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) patients and healthy African Americans (AA) are deficient in the regulatory protein caveolin-1 leading to enhanced migration toward chemokines and fibrogenic differentiation. While dermal fibrosis is the hallmark of SSc, loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue is a lesser-known feature. To better understand the etiology of SSc and the predisposition of AA to SSc, we studied the adipogenic potential of SSc and healthy AA monocytes. The ability of SSc and healthy AA monocytes to differentiate into adipocyte-like cells (ALC) is inhibited compared to healthy Caucasian (C) monocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419484/variations-in-the-functional-visual-field-for-detection-of-lung-nodules-on-chest-computed-tomography-impact-of-nodule-size-distance-and-local-lung-complexity
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Lukas Ebner, Martin Tall, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Donald L Ly, Justus E Roos, Sandy Napel, Geoffrey D Rubin
PURPOSE: To explore the characteristics that impact lung nodule detection by peripheral vision when searching for lung nodules on chest CT-scans. METHODS: This study was approved by the local IRB and HIPAA compliant. A simulated primary (1°) target mass (2 x 2 x 5 cm) was embedded into 5-cm thick sub-volumes (SV) extracted from three unenhanced lung MDCT-scans (64-row, 1.25 mm thickness, 0.7 mm increment). One of 30 solid, secondary nodules with either 3-4 mm and 5-8 mm diameters were embedded into 192 of 207 SVs...
April 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411470/incorporation-of-spheroidene-and-spheroidenone-into-light-harvesting-complexes-from-purple-sulfur-bacteria
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Aleksandr Ashikhmin, Zoya Makhneva, Maksim Bolshakov, Andrey Moskalenko
Spheroidene and spheroidenone from the non-sulfur bacterium Rhodobacter (Rba.) sphaeroides were incorporated into diphenylamine (DPA) LH1-RC and LH2 complexes from sulfur bacteria Allochromatium (Alc.) minutissimum and Ectothiorhodospira (Ect.) haloalkaliphila in which carotenoid (Car) biosynthesis was inhibited by ~95%. A series of biochemical characteristics of the modified LH2 complexes was studied (electrophoretic mobility, absorption and CD spectra, Car composition, Car-to-BChl energy transfer and thermal stability)...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392551/the-prognostic-value-of-treatment-related-lymphopenia-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
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Li-Ting Liu, Qiu-Yan Chen, Lin-Quan Tang, Shan-Shan Guo, Ling Guo, Hao-Yuan Mo, Ming-Yuan Chen, Chong Zhao, Xiang Guo, Chao-Nan Qian, Mu-Sheng Zeng, Jin-Xin Bei, Jing Tan, Shuai Chen, Ming-Huang Hong, Jian-Yong Shao, Ying Sun, Jun Ma, Hai-Qiang Mai
Purpose: This study was conducted to evaluate the prognostic value of treatment-related lymphopenia in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Materials and Methods: A total of 413 consecutive Stage II-IVb NPC patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) were enrolled. The overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS) and distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) were calculated with the Kaplan-Meier method, and differences were compared using the log-rank test...
April 5, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390703/evaluation-of-mercury-methylation-and-methylmercury-demethylation-rates-in-vegetated-and-non-vegetated-saltmarsh-sediments-from-two-portuguese-estuaries
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Rute Cesário, Holger Hintelmann, Ricardo Mendes, Kevin Eckey, Brian Dimock, Beatriz Araújo, Ana Maria Mota, João Canário
Neurotoxic methylmercury (MMHg) is formed from inorganic divalent mercury (Hg(2+)). However, it is poorly understood to what extent different mercury (Hg) pools contribute to existent MMHg levels. In this study, ambient concentrations of total Hg (THg) and MMHg as well as rates of methylation and demethylation were measured simultaneously in sediments with and without salt-marsh plant vegetation, which were collected in Guadiana and Tagus estuaries, Portugal. Concurrent processes of Hg methylation and MMHg demethylation were directly monitored and compared by spiking sediments cores with stable isotope tracers of (199)Hg(2+) and CH3(201)Hg(+) followed by gas chromatographic separation and isotope-specific detection using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384535/effects-of-abstinence-and-chronic-cigarette-smoking-on-white-matter-microstructure-in-alcohol-dependence-diffusion-tensor-imaging-at-4t
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Yukai Zou, Donna E Murray, Timothy C Durazzo, Thomas P Schmidt, Troy A Murray, Dieter J Meyerhoff
BACKGROUND: We previously reported widespread microstructural deficits of brain white matter in alcohol-dependent individuals (ALC) compared to light drinkers in a small 1.5T diffusion tensor imaging study employing tract-based spatial statistics. Using a larger dataset acquired at 4T, the present study is an extension that investigated the effects of alcohol consumption, abstinence from alcohol, and comorbid cigarette smoking on white matter microstructure. METHODS: Tract-based spatial statistics were performed on 20 1-week-abstinent ALC, 52 1-month-abstinent ALC, and 30 controls...
March 19, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383112/associations-between-elevated-pre-treatment-serum-cytokines-and-peripheral-blood-cellular-markers-of-immunosuppression-in-patients-with-lymphoma
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Moritz Binder, Megan M O'Byrne, Matthew J Maurer, Stephen Ansell, Andrew L Feldman, James Cerhan, Anne Novak, Luis Francisco Porrata, Svetomir Markovic, Brian K Link, Thomas E Witzig
Higher ratios of the pre-treatment peripheral blood absolute lymphocyte (ALC) to absolute monocyte counts (AMC) are associated with improved outcomes in lymphoma. Conversely, elevated pre-treatment serum cytokines are associated with inferior outcomes. The relationship between pre-treatment serum cytokines and ALC/AMC ratios remains unknown. We studied twelve serum cytokines and the ALC/AMC ratios in 390 patients with untreated diffuse large B-cell, follicular, mantle cell, T-cell, and Hodgkin lymphoma. Different pre-treatment serum cytokine concentrations correlated with ALC, AMC, and ALC/AMC ratios depending on the lymphoma type...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376790/serological-testing-of-schmallenberg-virus-in-swedish-wild-cervids-from-2012-to-2016
#15
A Malmsten, J Malmsten, G Blomqvist, K Näslund, C Vernersson, S Hägglund, A-M Dalin, E O Ågren, J-F Valarcher
BACKGROUND: Schmallenberg virus (SBV) first emerged in Europe in 2011, and in Sweden in late 2012. The virus was still circulating in parts of Europe in 2015. In recent testing, the virus has not been detected in Swedish domestic animals, indicating that it is no longer circulating in Sweden. It is not known if the virus has circulated and is still circulating in Swedish wild cervid populations and whether wildlife can act as virus reservoirs. The aim of this study was to investigate whether SBV has circulated, and is still circulating among wild cervids in Sweden...
April 4, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376769/moose-tree-interactions-rebrowsing-is-common-across-tree-species
#16
Karen Marie Mathisen, Jos M Milner, Christina Skarpe
BACKGROUND: Plant strategies to resist herbivory include tolerance and avoidance. Tolerance strategies, such as rapid regrowth which increases the palatability of new shoots, can lead to positive feedback loops between plants and herbivores. An example of such a positive feedback occurs when moose (Alces alces) browse trees in boreal forests. We described the degree of change in tree morphology that accumulated over time in response to repeated browsing by moose, using an index of accumulated browsing...
April 4, 2017: BMC Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376531/aleukemic-myeloid-leukemia-cutis-with-a-kikuchi-disease-like-inflammatory-pattern-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#17
Michelle Khieu, Alexis Beauvais, Rebecca Matz, Adrian Bersabe, Patrick Brown, Alexander Brown, Eric Fillman, Jordan Hall
Myeloid leukemia cutis (MLC) is a rare disease characterized by the infiltration of neoplastic myeloid, myelomonocytic, or monocytic precursors into the skin, producing clinically nonspecific-appearing papules, nodules, plaques, or purpura that necessitate biopsy for definitive diagnosis. In general, it is considered an extramedullary manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) similar to myeloid sarcoma, also known as a chloroma. MLC often develops in patients with an established diagnosis of AML and is only rarely seen before the onset of systemic disease...
April 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366756/clinical-determinants-of-durable-clinical-benefit-of-pembrolizumab-in-veterans-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Angel Qin, Lindsay Street, Kemp Cease, Benjamin L Viglianti, Edus H Warren, Lili Zhao, Nithya Ramnath
BACKGROUND: Because of the prevalence of smoking in the veteran population, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The objectives of our study were to evaluate the extent of durable clinical benefit (DCB) to pembrolizumab in veterans with metastatic NSCLC and to identify clinical determinants of DCB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective clinical data on veterans receiving pembrolizumab were collected. Duration of response was calculated from the first date of infusion until date of disease progression on computed tomography scans, defined according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362440/prognostic-relevance-of-lymphocytopenia-monocytopenia-and-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-in-primary-myelodysplastic-syndromes-a-single-center-experience-in-889-patients
#19
L Saeed, M M Patnaik, K H Begna, A Al-Kali, M R Litzow, C A Hanson, R P Ketterling, L F Porrata, A Pardanani, N Gangat, A Tefferi
Current prognostic models for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), including the Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R), do not account for host immunity. We retrospectively examined the prognostic relevance of monocytopenia, lymphocytopenia and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) in a cohort of 889 patients with primary MDS. After a median follow-up of 27 months, 712 (80%) deaths and 116 (13%) leukemic transformation were documented. In univariate analysis, subnormal absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) <0...
March 31, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353690/impact-of-rates-of-change-of-lamina-cribrosa-and-optic-nerve-head-surface-depths-on-visual-field-progression-in-glaucoma
#20
Zhongheng Wu, Chen Lin, Michael Crowther, Heather Mak, Marco Yu, Christopher K-S Leung
Purpose: To investigate the impact of the rates of change of anterior lamina cribrosa surface depth (ALCSD) and optic nerve head surface depth (ONHSD) on visual field (VF) progression in glaucoma. Methods: One hundred forty-six eyes of 95 glaucoma patients had optical coherence tomography ONH imaging and VF testing at approximately 4-month intervals for greater than or equal to 5 years. Anterior lamina cribrosa surface depth and ONHSD were measured with reference to (1) Bruch's membrane opening (BMO), and (2) choroid-sclera interface (CSI)...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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