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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727824/infiltrative-tumor-growth-patterns-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-associated-with-systemic-inflammation-and-oncological-outcome-in-patients-with-high-grade-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Tomoki Nakamura, Akihiko Matsumine, Takao Matsubara, Kunihiro Asanuma, Yuki Yada, Tomohito Hagi, Akihiro Sudo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether the tumor infiltrative growth pattern on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was associated with blood inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein; CRP and Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio; NLR) and survival in patients with high-grade soft-tissue sarcoma (STS). METHODS: The cohort for this retrospective study included 81 patients with a mean age of 63 years. The tumor depth was superficial or deep in 15 and 66 patients, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722240/an-mri-hyperintense-acute-reperfusion-marker-is-related-to-elevated-peripheral-monocyte-count-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Zurab Nadareishvili, Marie Luby, Richard Leigh, Jignesh Shah, John K Lynch, Amie W Hsia, Richard T Benson, Lawrence L Latour
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in acute ischemic stroke as a hyperintense acute reperfusion marker (HARM) is associated with upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). Although activated leukocytes, including monocytes, are the main source of MMPs, limited data exist to support relationship between leukocyte activation and BBB disruption in patients with acute ischemic stroke. The goal of this study is to investigate the relationship between neutrophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes with BBB disruption detected as HARM (+) in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715618/measurement-of-net-formation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-flow-cytometry
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Sakiko Masuda, Sakika Shimizu, Junji Matsuo, Yuka Nishibata, Yoshihiro Kusunoki, Fumihiko Hattanda, Haruki Shida, Daigo Nakazawa, Utano Tomaru, Tatsuya Atsumi, Akihiro Ishizu
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are extracellular chromatin fibers adorned with antimicrobial proteins, such as myeloperoxidase (MPO), which are extruded from activated neutrophils. NETosis is the metamorphosis of neutrophils with NET formation that follows decondensation of DNA and rupture of the plasma membrane. Although NETs play important roles in innate immunity, excessive formation of NETs can be harmful to the hosts. Until now, various methods for evaluation of NETs have been reported. Although each has a virtue, the gold standard has not been established...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715072/association-of-mean-platelet-volume-with-presence-of-non-viable-myocardium-in-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Semi Ozturk, Ahmed Seyfettin Gürbüz, Süleyman Çağan Efe, Mehmet Fatih Yılmaz, Özden Savaş Den Hartigh, Ferahnaz Çınaral Sayın, Cevat Kırma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Parameters derived from complete blood count such as mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil to lymphocyte (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte (PLR) are recently proposed as measures of inflammation in addition to C-reactive protein (CRP), a classical inflammatory marker. Significant association of these parameters with atherosclerosis and complications have increasingly been reported. Our aim is to evaluate relationship between these parameters and presence of myocardial viability assessed with positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712812/peroxynitrite-footprint-in-circulating-neutrophils-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-patients-is-lower-in-statin-than-in-non-statin-users
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M E Groeneveld, J J van der Reijden, G J Tangelder, L C Westin, L Renwarin, R J P Musters, W Wisselink, K K Yeung
OBJECTIVES: Extensive reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (also reactive species) production is a mechanism involved in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development. White blood cells (WBCs) are a known source of reactive species. Their production may be decreased by statins, thereby reducing the AAA growth rate. Reactive species production in circulating WBCs of AAA patients and the effect of statins on their production was investigated. METHODS: This observational study investigated reactive species production in vivo and ex vivo in circulating WBCs of AAA patients, using venous blood from patients prior to elective AAA repair (n = 34; 18 statin users) and from healthy volunteers (n = 10)...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708597/mri-based-evaluation-of-multiorgan-iron-overload-is-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Natalia Maximova, Massimo Gregori, Giulia Boz, Roberto Simeone, Davide Zanon, Giulia Schillani, Floriana Zennaro
The medical records of 44 pediatric patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation from 2011 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure iron concentrations in the liver, spleen, pancreas and bone. These patients were divided into two groups, 18 with non-elevated (< 100 μmol/g; Group 1) liver iron concentration before transplantation and 26 with elevated (> 100 μmol/g; Group 2) concentration . We compared transplant-related outcomes in the two groups. Iron overload was a negative prognostic risk factor for sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (OR = 17), osteoporosis (OR = 6...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704660/pathway-analysis-of-systemic-transcriptome-responses-to-injected-polystyrene-particles-in-zebrafish-larvae
#7
Wouter J Veneman, Herman P Spaink, Nadja R Brun, Thijs Bosker, Martina G Vijver
Microplastics are a contaminant of emergent concern in the environment, however, to date there is a limited understanding on their movement within organisms and the response of organisms. In the current study zebrafish embryos at different development stages were exposed to 700nm fluorescent polystyrene (PS) particles and the response pathway after exposure was investigated using imaging and transcriptomics. Our results show limited spreading of particles within the larvae after injection during the blastula stage...
July 4, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701280/a-framework-for-nucleus-and-overlapping-cytoplasm-segmentation-in-cervical-cytology-extended-depth-of-field-and-volume-images
#8
Hady Ahmady Phoulady, Dmitry Goldgof, Lawrence O Hall, Peter R Mouton
We propose a framework to detect and segment nuclei and segment overlapping cytoplasm in cervical cytology images. This is a challenging task due to folded cervical cells with spurious edges, poor contrast of cytoplasm and presence of neutrophils and artifacts. The algorithm segments nuclei and cell clumps in extended depth of field (EDF) images and uses volume images to segment overlapping cytoplasm. The boundaries are first approximated by a defined similarity metric and are refined in two steps by reducing concavity, iterative smoothing and outliers removal...
July 3, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691431/low-dose-computed-tomography-in-assessment-of-pulmonary-abnormalities-in-children-with-febrile-neutropenia-suffering-from-malignant-diseases
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Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Cyprian Michal Olchowy, Mateusz Łasecki, Dąbrówka Sokołowska-Dąbek, Aleksander Pawluś, Jowita Frączkiewicz, Ewa Gorczyńska
BACKGROUND: Management of febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients is challenging. Chest X-ray and CT help to identify infective foci; however, exposure to radiation is a risk factor for development of secondary cancer. For this reason, attention is paid to reduce radiation exposure. OBJECTIVES: TTo define the role of LDCT examination in early detection of pulmonary lesions in children during oncology or autoimmune treatment complicated by neutropenia related fever...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690058/flow-cytometric-assessment-of-myeloperoxidase-in-bovine-blood-neutrophils-and-monocytes
#10
Elke Depreester, Evelyne Meyer, Kristel Demeyere, Mieke Van Eetvelde, Miel Hostens, Geert Opsomer
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a lysosomal peroxidase enzyme mainly stored in the azurophilic granules of neutrophils playing an important role in innate immunity for first-line protection against microorganisms in many species including cattle. As such, determination of MPO has become of great interest for the diagnosis of infectious and inflammatory diseases in multiple species such as humans. In cattle, MPO determination is rarely done because methods to assess MPO in this species are limited: functional assays have been described earlier, but so far, the quantification of MPO at the single cell level has not been done yet...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676640/human-neutrophils-phagocytose-and-kill-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-a-pittii
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María Lázaro-Díez, Itziar Chapartegui-González, Santiago Redondo-Salvo, Chike Leigh, David Merino, David San Segundo, Jesús Navas, José Manuel Icardo, Félix Acosta, Alain Ocampo-Sosa, Luis Martínez-Martínez, José Ramos-Vivas
Acinetobacter baumannii is a common cause of health care associated infections worldwide. A. pittii is an opportunistic pathogen also frequently isolated from Acinetobacter infections other than those from A. baumannii. Knowledge of Acinetobacter virulence factors and their role in pathogenesis is scarce. Also, there are no detailed published reports on the interactions between A. pittii and human phagocytic cells. Using confocal laser and scanning electron microscopy, immunofluorescence, and live-cell imaging, our study shows that immediately after bacteria-cell contact, neutrophils rapidly and continuously engulf and kill bacteria during at least 4 hours of infection in vitro...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672770/performance-of-automated-digital-cell-imaging-analyzer-sysmex-di-60
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Hyeong Nyeon Kim, Mina Hur, Hanah Kim, Seung Wan Kim, Hee-Won Moon, Yeo-Min Yun
BACKGROUND: The Sysmex DI-60 system (DI-60, Sysmex, Kobe, Japan) is a new automated digital cell imaging analyzer. We explored the performance of DI-60 in comparison with Sysmex XN analyzer (XN, Sysmex) and manual count. METHODS: In a total of 276 samples (176 abnormal and 100 normal samples), white blood cell (WBC) differentials, red blood cell (RBC) classification and platelet (PLT) estimation by DI-60 were compared with the results by XN and/or manual count. RBC morphology between pre-classification and verification was compared according to the ICSH grading criteria...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672107/a-toolbox-of-fluorescent-probes-for-parallel-imaging-reveals-uneven-location-of-serine-proteases-in-neutrophils
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Paulina Kasperkiewicz, Yoav Altman, Maximiliano D'Angelo, Guy S Salvesen, Marcin Drag
Neutrophils, the front line defenders against infection, express four serine proteases (NSPs) that play roles in the control of cell signaling pathways, defense against pathogens, and whose imbalance leads to pathological conditions. Dissecting the roles of individual NSPs in humans is problematic because neutrophils are end stage cells with a short half life and minimal ongoing protein synthesis. To gain insight into the regulation of NSPs activity we have generated a small molecule chemical toolbox consisting of activity-based probes with different fluorophore detecting groups with minimal wavelength overlap, and highly selective natural and unnatural amino acid recognition sequences...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671713/complement-c5a-induced-changes-in-neutrophil-morphology-during-inflammation
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Stephanie Denk, Ronald P Taylor, Rebecca Wiegner, Erika M Cook, Margaret A Lindorfer, Katharina Pfeiffer, Stephan Paschke, Tim Eiseler, Manfred Weiss, Eberhard Barth, John D Lambris, Miriam Kalbitz, Tobias Martin, Holger Barth, David A C Messerer, Florian Gebhard, Markus S Huber-Lang
The complement and neutrophil defense systems, as major components of innate immunity, are activated during inflammation and infection. For neutrophil migration to the inflamed region, we hypothesized that the complement activation product C5a induces significant changes in cellular morphology before chemotaxis. Exposure of human neutrophils to C5a, dose- and time-dependently resulted in a rapid C5a receptor-1 (C5aR1)-dependent shape-change, indicated by enhanced flow cytometric forward-scatter area values...
June 30, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670052/imaging-and-clinical-predictors-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-diagnosed-by-ultrasound-guided-paracentesis
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Andrew Sideris, Pooja Patel, Hearns W Charles, James Park, David Feldman, Amy R Deipolyi
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a potentially life-threatening complication of ascites diagnosed by paracentesis. We determined predictors of SBP to facilitate patient selection. The 301 paracenteses performed in 119 patients (51 women, 68 men) from July to November 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Presentation, lab data, depth of the deepest ascites pocket on ultrasound, total volume of ascites removed, absolute neutrophil count, and complications were studied. Of 301 paracenteses, 16 (5%) diagnosed SBP...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669652/severe-vasospasm-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-after-mechanical-thrombectomy-due-to-infective-endocarditis-an-autopsy-case
#16
Wataru Nishino, Yosuke Tajima, Toru Inoue, Michihiro Hayasaka, Bi Katsu, Koichi Ebihara, Daisuke Kawauchi, Masaaki Kubota, Sumio Suda
Untreated infective endocarditis (IE) often produces infective emboli in major cerebral arteries. We describe a case of middle cerebral artery occlusion due to IE, which caused severe vasospasm and reocclusion after mechanical thrombectomy (MT). We present the pathologic findings of the occluded middle cerebral artery and investigate the precautions to be taken while performing MT due to IE. A 72-year-old man with atrial fibrillation treated with dabigatran presented with right hemiparesis and aphasia. A diffusion-weighted image showed a high-intensity area in the left temporoparietal junction, and magnetic resonance angiography revealed a left M2 occlusion...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667347/clinical-analysis-of-diabetic-combined-pulmonary-mucormycosis
#17
Yu-Hong Li, Peng Sun, Jian-Chao Guo
OBJECTIVE: To improve the understanding of diabetic combined pulmonary mucormycosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The clinical data of twelve patients diagnosed as diabetic combined pulmonary mucormycosis were analyzed by the clinical manifestations, imaging features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this disease. Patients from January 1999 to June 2015 in our hospital had poor blood glucose control and varying degrees of diabetic chronic complications with an on average of diabetes 8...
June 30, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650995/septins-restrict-inflammation-and-protect-zebrafish-larvae-from-shigella-infection
#18
Maria J Mazon-Moya, Alexandra R Willis, Vincenzo Torraca, Laurent Boucontet, Avinash R Shenoy, Emma Colucci-Guyon, Serge Mostowy
Shigella flexneri, a Gram-negative enteroinvasive pathogen, causes inflammatory destruction of the human intestinal epithelium. Infection by S. flexneri has been well-studied in vitro and is a paradigm for bacterial interactions with the host immune system. Recent work has revealed that components of the cytoskeleton have important functions in innate immunity and inflammation control. Septins, highly conserved cytoskeletal proteins, have emerged as key players in innate immunity to bacterial infection, yet septin function in vivo is poorly understood...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634671/venous-thromboembolism-is-an-independent-predictor-of-mortality-among-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#19
Harry E Fuentes, D M Oramas, L H Paz, Y Wang, X A Andrade, A J Tafur
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an independent predictor of death among patients with cancer. Patients with gastric cancer (GC) are at higher risk for VTE when compared to other solid tumors, and if one considers its prevalence, GC may be responsible for one of the highest incidences of cancer-associated thrombosis. The impact of VTE on mortality is not well defined among patients with GC. AIM: The aim of this study is to measure the impact of VTE as independent predictor of GC mortality...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624043/composition-of-the-cellular-infiltrate-in-patients-with-simple-and-complex-appendicitis
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Ramon R Gorter, Emma C E Wassenaar, Onno J de Boer, Roel Bakx, Joris J T H Roelofs, Madeleine J Bunders, L W Ernst van Heurn, Hugo A Heij
BACKGROUND: It is now well established that there are two types of appendicitis: simple (nonperforating) and complex (perforating). This study evaluates differences in the composition of the immune cellular infiltrate in children with simple and complex appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 47 consecutive children undergoing appendectomy for acute appendicitis between January 2011 and December 2012 were included. Intraoperative criteria were used to identify patients with either simple or complex appendicitis and were confirmed histopathologically...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
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