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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612322/integrative-assessment-of-sediment-quality-in-lower-basin-affected-by-former-mining-in-brazil
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Estefanía Bonnail, Lucas M Buruaem, Lucas G Morais, Giuliana S Araujo, Denis M S Abessa, Aguasanta M Sarmiento, T Ángel DelValls
The Ribeira de Iguape River (Southeast Brazil) is metal contaminated by mining activities. Despite it has been cataloged as "in via of restoration" by the literature, this basin is still a sink of pollution in some segments of the fluvial system. This study aimed to assess the sediment quality in the lower part of the RIR basin. The employed approach was based on biological responses of the freshwater clam Corbicula fluminea after 7-day exposure bioassays using as the reference site the Perequê Ecological Park...
June 13, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589253/early-pet-imaging-with-68-ga-psma-11-increases-the-detection-rate-of-local-recurrence-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-biochemical-recurrence
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Christian Uprimny, Alexander Stephan Kroiss, Josef Fritz, Clemens Decristoforo, Dorota Kendler, Elisabeth von Guggenberg, Bernhard Nilica, Johanna Maffey-Steffan, Gianpaolo di Santo, Jasmin Bektic, Wolfgang Horninger, Irene Johanna Virgolini
PURPOSE: PET/CT using (68)Ga-labelled prostate-specific membrane antigen PSMA-11 (HBEDD-CC) has emerged as a promising imaging method in the diagnostic evaluation of prostate cancer (PC) patients with biochemical recurrence. However, assessment of local recurrence (LR) may be limited by intense physiologic tracer accumulation in the urinary bladder on whole-body scans, normally conducted 60 min post-tracer injection (p.i.). It could be shown on early dynamic imaging studies that (68)Ga-PSMA-11 uptake in PC lesions occurs earlier than tracer accumulation in the urinary bladder...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578690/evaluation-of-treatment-response-and-resistance-in-metastatic-renal-cell-cancer-mrcc-using-integrated-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-18-f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-pet-mri-the-remap-study
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Christian Kelly-Morland, Sarah Rudman, Paul Nathan, Susan Mallett, Giovanni Montana, Gary Cook, Vicky Goh
BACKGROUND: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors are the first line standard of care for treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Accurate response assessment in the setting of antiangiogenic therapies remains suboptimal as standard size-related response criteria do not necessarily accurately reflect clinical benefit, as they may be less pronounced or occur later in therapy than devascularisation. The challenge for imaging is providing timely assessment of disease status allowing therapies to be tailored to ensure ongoing clinical benefit...
June 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560510/the-role-of-neurotensin-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-the-endoscopic-screening-of-high-risk-population-for-developing-colorectal-neoplasia
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Christos Kontovounisios, Shengyang Qiu, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Ara Darzi, Paris Tekkis
Colorectal cancer screening programs aim at early detection of cancer to reduce incidence rates and mortality. The objective of this study is to identify the role of neurotensin in the endoscopic screening of high-risk population for developing colorectal neoplasia. Blood samples from patients referred for urgent colonoscopy to investigate symptoms suspicious of colorectal cancer were collected. Blood neurotensin levels were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Colonoscopy findings were used as reference for determining the diagnostic accuracy of blood neurotensin...
May 30, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558257/selection-and-evaluation-of-the-typical-indexes-of-litopenaeus-vannamei-contaminated-t-2-toxin-by-gray-relational-method
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Pengli Lu, Yaling Wang, Zhe Dai, Lijun Sun, Defeng Xu, Ying Liu, Riying Ye, Ravi Gooneratne, Siyuan Bi
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of different concentrations of T-2 toxin in feed on performance of muscle, and find the typical indexes (TIs) of Litopenaeus vannamei contaminated by T-2 toxin using gray relational method (GRM) and evaluate the dose-response relationship between T-2 toxin and TIs. As a result, among six physical, seven biochemical and seventeen nutritional indexes, the values of gray relation coefficient (GRC) of hepatopancreas-body weight ratio (HBR), Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity, and serine (SER) content were the highest (0...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547134/clinical-radiographic-and-biochemical-characteristics-of-adult-hypophosphatasia
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T Schmidt, H Mussawy, T Rolvien, T Hawellek, J Hubert, W Rüther, M Amling, F Barvencik
In this study, we report on clinical, radiographic and biochemical characteristics of 38 patients with adult hypophosphatasia. High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography showed alterations of bone microstructure in a subgroup of 14 patients. Pyridoxal-5-phosphate levels correlated with the occurrence of fractures and the number of symptoms. INTRODUCTION: Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare disorder with a wide range of clinical manifestations. A reduced enzymatic activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is the key marker of the disease, causing an accumulation of ALP substrates such as pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP)...
May 25, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543372/hematologic-and-biochemical-ris-for-an-aged-population-of-captive-african-green-monkeys-chlorocebus-aethiops-sabaeus
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Elizabeth M Scallan, Saundra H Sample, Amy M Beierschmitt, Roberta M Palmour
BACKGROUND: Established RIs for geriatric African Green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus) are critical for clinical differentiation of normal aging from disease-related changes in this population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to establish hematologic and serum biochemical RIs for a Caribbean captive population of geriatric (≥ 15 years of age) African Green monkeys, or Vervets. METHODS: Inclusion and exclusion criteria were defined for a cohort of 109 healthy, aged (15- to 30-year-old, median 19-year-old) Vervets...
May 19, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528793/comparison-of-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-and-bioimpedance-in-assessing-body-composition-and-nutrition-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Velena Popovic, Bo Zerahn, James Goya Heaf
OBJECTIVE: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are characterized by protein malnutrition and muscle wasting. Reliable, easy, and cheap methods for evaluating nutrition are desirable. Three methods are commonly available: dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), bioimpedance (BI), and subjective global assessment (SGA).The objective of the study was to compare the previously mentioned methods for assessment of body composition and nutritional status in PD patients. DESIGN: The study is cross-sectional and consisted of 72 PD patients from a single center PD ambulatorium...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507420/some-hematological-and-biochemical-parameters-of-different-goat-breeds-in-sultanate-of-oman-a-preliminary-study
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Shahab Al-Bulushi, Turke Shawaf, Afaf Al-Hasani
AIM: In Sultanate of Oman, goats are considered as one of the most important livestock in which there are many breeds of goat such as Batinah, Jabali, Dhofari, Jabal Al-Akhdar, Sahrawi, and Sahrawi Musandam. Little hematological and biochemical information is known on Omani goat breeds; therefore, the main purpose of this study was to determine reference baseline data regarding hematological and biochemical values of different Omani goat breeds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 30 healthy animals of different Omani goat breeds (Jabali, Jabal Al-Akhdar, Sahrawi, and Sahrawi Musandam) were selected randomly from different areas in Sultanate of Oman...
April 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496982/blood-gases-biochemistry-and-haematology-of-gal%C3%A3-pagos-hawksbill-turtles-eretmochelys-imbricata
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Juan Pablo Muñoz-Pérez, Gregory A Lewbart, Maximilian Hirschfeld, Daniela Alarcón-Ruales, Judith Denkinger, Jason Guillermo Castañeda, Juan García, Kenneth J Lohmann
The hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, is a marine chelonian with a circum-global distribution, but the species is critically endangered and has nearly vanished from the eastern Pacific. Although reference blood parameter intervals have been published for many chelonian species and populations, including nesting Atlantic hawksbills, no such baseline biochemical and blood gas values have been reported for wild Pacific hawksbill turtles. Blood samples were drawn from eight hawksbill turtles captured in near shore foraging locations within the Galápagos archipelago over a period of four sequential years; three of these turtles were recaptured and sampled on multiple occasions...
2017: Conservation Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493930/clinical-laboratory-reference-values-amongst-children-aged-4-weeks-to-17-months-in-kilifi-kenya-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Jesse Gitaka, Caroline Ogwang, Moses Ngari, Pauline Akoo, Ally Olotu, Christine Kerubo, Greg Fegan, Patricia Njuguna, Godfrey Nyakaya, Tuda Otieno, Gabriel Mwambingu, Ken Awuondo, Brett Lowe, Roma Chilengi, James A Berkley
Reference intervals for clinical laboratory parameters are important for assessing eligibility, toxicity grading and management of adverse events in clinical trials. Nonetheless, haematological and biochemical parameters used for clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa are typically derived from industrialized countries, or from WHO references that are not region-specific. We set out to establish community reference values for haematological and biochemical parameters amongst children aged 4 weeks to 17 months in Kilifi, Kenya...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472948/noninvasive-assessment-of-liver-steatosis-in-children-the-clinical-value-of-controlled-attenuation-parameter
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Giovanna Ferraioli, Valeria Calcaterra, Raffaella Lissandrin, Marinella Guazzotti, Laura Maiocchi, Carmine Tinelli, Annalisa De Silvestri, Corrado Regalbuto, Gloria Pelizzo, Daniela Larizza, Carlo Filice
BACKGROUND: To assess the clinical validity of controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) in the diagnosis of hepatic steatosis in a series of overweight or obese children by using the imperfect gold standard methodology. METHODS: Consecutive children referred to our institution for auxological evaluation or obesity or minor elective surgery were prospectively enrolled. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters were recorded. Ultrasound (US) assessment of steatosis was carried out using ultrasound systems...
May 4, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472180/serum-biochemistry-panels-in-african-buffalo-defining-reference-intervals-and-assessing-variability-across-season-age-and-sex
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Claire E Couch, Morgan A Movius, Anna E Jolles, M Elena Gorman, Johanna D Rigas, Brianna R Beechler
Serum biochemical parameters can be utilized to evaluate the physiological status of an animal, and relate it to the animal's health. In order to accurately interpret individual animal biochemical results, species-specific reference intervals (RI) must be established. Reference intervals for biochemical parameters differ between species, and physiological differences including reproductive status, nutritional resource availability, disease status, and age affect parameters within the same species. The objectives of this study were to (1) establish RI for biochemical parameters in managed African buffalo (Syncerus caffer), (2) assess the effects of age, sex, pregnancy, and season on serum biochemistry values, and (3) compare serum biochemistry values from a managed herd to a free-ranging buffalo herd and to values previously published for captive (zoo) buffalo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457109/salvage-radiation-therapy-for-biochemical-failure-following-radical-prostatectomy
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Benjamin Spieler, Jeffrey Goldstein, Yaacov R Lawrence, Akram Saad, Raanan Berger, Jacob Ramon, Zohar Dotan, Menachem Laufer, Ilana Weiss, Lev Tzvang, Philip Poortmans, Zvi Symon
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy to the prostate bed is used to eradicate residual microscopic disease following radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Recommendations are based on historical series. OBJECTIVES: To determine outcomes and toxicity of contemporary salvage radiation therapy (SRT) to the prostate bed. METHODS: We reviewed a prospective ethics committee-approved database of 229 patients referred for SRT. Median pre-radiation prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was 0...
January 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442759/a-statistical-algorithm-showing-coenzyme-q10-and-citrate-synthase-as-biomarkers-for-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-enzyme-activities
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D Yubero, A Adin, R Montero, C Jou, C Jiménez-Mallebrera, A García-Cazorla, A Nascimento, M M O'Callaghan, J Montoya, L Gort, P Navas, A Ribes, M D Ugarte, R Artuch
Laboratory data interpretation for the assessment of complex biological systems remains a great challenge, as occurs in mitochondrial function research studies. The classical biochemical data interpretation of patients versus reference values may be insufficient, and in fact the current classifications of mitochondrial patients are still done on basis of probability criteria. We have developed and applied a mathematic agglomerative algorithm to search for correlations among the different biochemical variables of the mitochondrial respiratory chain in order to identify populations displaying correlation coefficients >0...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442523/a-detailed-comparison-of-morning-and-random-urine-specimen-levels-with-24-hour-urinary-excretion-levels-of-seven-biochemical-parameters-with-a-proposed-formula
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Ziba Shojaei-Far, Farideh Razi, Fatemeh Bandarian, Camelia Rambod, Mostafa Qorbani
This study aimed to evaluate the validity of the suggested method (SM) to estimate the urinary level of seven biochemical parameters within 24 hours with an innovative formula using morning and random urine specimens. A total of 133 clients referring to the laboratory of the Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, participated voluntarily in the investigation with providing three urine samples of 24-hour, morning and random. Seven biochemical parameters (calcium, phosphorus, urea, creatinine, uric acid, microalbumin and protein) were measured in all three samples...
March 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436517/real-time-measurement-of-the-intracellular-ph-of-yeast-cells-during-glucose-metabolism-using-ratiometric-fluorescent-nanosensors
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Mohamed M Elsutohy, Veeren M Chauhan, Robert Markus, Mohammed Aref Kyyaly, Saul J B Tendler, Jonathan W Aylott
Intracellular pH is a key parameter that influences many biochemical and metabolic pathways that can also be used as an indirect marker to monitor metabolic and intracellular processes. Herein, we utilise ratiometric fluorescent pH-sensitive nanosensors with an extended dynamic pH range to measure the intracellular pH of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) during glucose metabolism in real-time. Ratiometric fluorescent pH-sensitive nanosensors consisting of a polyacrylamide nanoparticle matrix covalently linked to two pH-sensitive fluorophores, Oregon green (OG) and 5(6)carboxyfluorescein (FAM), and a reference pH-insensitive fluorophore, 5(6)carboxytetramethylrhodamine (TAMRA), were synthesised...
May 11, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
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Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416897/total-bilirubin-in-athletes-determination-of-reference-range
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K Witek, J Ścisłowska, D Turowski, K Lerczak, S Lewandowska-Pachecka, A Pokrywka
The purpose of this study was to determine a typical reference range for the population of athletes. Results of blood tests of 339 athletes (82 women and 257 men, aged 18-37 years) were retrospectively analysed. The subjects were representatives of different sports disciplines. The measurements of total bilirubin (BIT), iron (Fe), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) were made using a Pentra 400 biochemical analyser (Horiba, France). Red blood cell count (RBC), reticulocyte count and haemoglobin concentration measurements were made using an Advia 120 haematology analyser (Siemens, Germany)...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409122/a-post-publication-analysis-of-the-idealized-upper-reference-value-of-2-5%C3%A2-miu-l-for-tsh-time-to-support-the-thyroid-axis-with-magnesium-and-iron-especially-in-the-setting-of-reproduction-medicine
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Roy Moncayo, Helga Moncayo
Laboratory medicine approaches the evaluation of thyroid function mostly through the single determination of the blood level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Some authors have suggested an upper reference value for TSH of 2.5 mIU/L. This suggestion has not been confirmed by recent clinical studies. These studies have delivered a clinically valid reference range going from 0.3 to 3.5 mIU/L. These values are valid for both for the general population as well as in the setting of fertility and pregnancy...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
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