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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930631/cd19-targeted-car-t-cells-as-novel-cancer-immunotherapy-for-relapsed-or-refractory-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Marco L Davila, Renier J Brentjens
Immunotherapy has demonstrated significant potential for the treatment of patients with chemotherapy-resistant hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. One type of immunotherapy involves the adoptive transfer of T cells that have been genetically modified with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) to target a tumor. These hybrid proteins are composed of the antigen-binding domains of an antibody fused to T-cell receptor signaling machinery. CAR T cells that target CD19 recently have made the jump from the laboratory to the clinic, and the results have been remarkable...
October 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923248/timing-of-multiorgan-dysfunction-among-hospitalized-infants-with-fatal-fulminant-sepsis
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James L Wynn, Matthew S Kelly, Daniel K Benjamin, Reese H Clark, Rachel Greenberg, Daniel K Benjamin, P Brian Smith
Objective Identify the progression of specific signs of multiorgan dysfunction among infants with fatal sepsis. Study Design Cohort study of 679 infants who died within 3 days of the start of a late-onset sepsis (LOS) episode in neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2012. We extracted clinical and laboratory data on the day of death (day 0) and the preceding 5 days (days -5 to -1). Results Median (25th percentile-75th percentile) gestational age was 25 (24-28) weeks. Compared with day -1, day 0 was characterized by an increased requirement for mechanical ventilation and higher mean fraction of inspired oxygen...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922246/neonatal-lupus-erythematosus-report-of-a-case-with-cutaneous-hematological-and-hepatobiliary-findings
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Andaç Salman, Merve Hatun Sarıçam, Ayşe Deniz Yücelten, Cuyan Demirkesen, Tülin Ergun
Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder mainly affecting the heart and skin. It is the most common cause of congenital heart block. In addition, hematological, hepatobiliary and neurological involvement may occur. Herein, we report a 23-day-old infant presented with annular, erythematous, and scaly and atrophic lesions on the face and trunk. Based on the clinical, laboratory and histopathological findings, she was diagnosed as neonatal lupus erythematosus. Neonatal lupus eryhtematosus should be considered in infants presenting with annular skin lesions, and we present this case to highlight the value of high index of clinical suspicion in diagnosis...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916836/expression-purification-and-characterization-of-interleukin-11-orthologues
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Andrei S Sokolov, Alexei S Kazakov, Valery V Solovyev, Ramis G Ismailov, Vladimir N Uversky, Yulia S Lapteva, Roman V Mikhailov, Ekaterina V Pavlova, Iana O Terletskaya, Ludmila V Ermolina, Sergei E Permyakov, Eugene A Permyakov
Interleukin-11 (IL-11) is a multifunctional cytokine implicated in several normal and pathological processes. The decoding of IL-11 function and development of IL-11-targeted drugs dictate the use of laboratory animals and need of the better understanding of species specificity of IL-11 signaling. Here, we present a method for the recombinant interleukin-11 (rIL-11) production from the important model animals, mouse and macaque. The purified mouse and macaque rIL-11 interact with extracellular domain of human IL-11 receptor subunit α and activate STAT3 signaling in HEK293 cells co-expressing human IL-11 receptors with efficacies resembling those of human rIL-11...
November 29, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913464/new-challenges-in-evaluating-anemia-in-older-persons-in-the-era-of-molecular-testing
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David P Steensma
Anemia is common in older persons, and often remains unexplained despite a thorough clinical history, physical examination, and focused laboratory testing, including marrow aspiration, biopsy, and karyotyping. The advent of molecular genetic testing panels in hematology clinical practice has complicated the evaluation of older patients with unexplained anemia. While the presence of a somatic mutation provides evidence of clonal hematopoiesis and may support a diagnosis of a hematologic neoplasm such as one of the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), with rare exceptions, individual mutations are not strongly associated with one specific diagnosis, nor are they by themselves diagnostic of neoplasia...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912126/evaluation-of-the-inactivation-effect-of-triton-x-100-on-ebola-virus-infectivity
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Francesca Colavita, Serena Quartu, Eleonora Lalle, Licia Bordi, Daniele Lapa, Silvia Meschi, Antonella Vulcano, Antonietta Toffoletti, Eugenio Bordi, Maria Grazia Paglia, Antonino Di Caro, Giuseppe Ippolito, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Concetta Castilletti
BACKGROUND: The recent Ebola virus disease outbreak occurred in West Africa since December 2013 highlighted the need of appropriate virus inactivation procedures to be set up to allow the necessary processing of specimens outside BSL-4 facilities and to perform laboratory tests without affecting clinical decisions. For this purpose, international guidelines suggest the pre-treatment of the samples with Triton X-100. OBJECTIVES: Due to the limited scientific evidence about the efficacy of Triton X-100 on enveloped-viruses, the aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of Triton X-100 on the virus infectivity and to establish the optimal conditions for its use...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910786/bioavailability-and-digestibility-of-nutrients-from-the-dried-oyster-culinary-medicinal-mushroom-pleurotus-ostreatus-agaricomycetes-in-vivo-experiments
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Julita Regula, Joanna Suliburska, Marek Siwulski
There is a limited number of publications on the bioavailability and digestibility of nutrients contained in macrofungi. The aim of this study was to assess the bioavailability and digestibility of macronutrients using in vivo experiments on laboratory animals. The experiments were conducted with the commercial oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus. Semisynthetic diets were prepared based on the modified AIN-93M diet and were supplemented with 4% and 8% mushroom powder. Between days 4 and 13, apparent digestibility indexes were determined for all animals using the conventional balance method...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908330/sepsis-in-special-populations
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Matthew P Borloz, Khalief E Hamden
Sepsis is recognized by the presence of physiologic and laboratory changes that reflect the inflammatory response to infection on cellular and systemic levels. Comorbid conditions, such as cirrhosis, end-stage renal disease, and obesity, alter patients' susceptibility to infection and their response to it once present. Baseline changes in vital signs and chronic medications often mask clues to the severity of illness. The physiologic, hematologic, and biochemical adjustments that accompany pregnancy and the puerperium introduce similar challenges...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905900/prevalence-clinical-and-economic-burden-of-mucormycosis-related-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-a-retrospective-study
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Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Hongbo Yang, Jinlin Song, Sneha S Kelkar, Xi Yang, Nkechi Azie, Rachel Harrington, Alan Fan, Edward Lee, James R Spalding
BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis is a rare but devastating fungal infection primarily affecting immunocompromised patients such as those with hematological malignancy, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, and patients with diabetes, and, even more rarely, immunocompetent patients. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and burden, both clinical and economic, of mucormycosis among hospitalized patients in the U.S. METHODS: This is a retrospective study using the Premier Perspective(TM) Comparative Database, with more than 560 participating hospitals covering 104 million patients (January 2005-June 2014)...
December 1, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904738/recent-developments-in-the-management-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-patients-with-oncohematological-diseases
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REVIEW
Markus Ruhnke, Stefan Schwartz
Patients with hematological cancer have a high risk of invasive fungal diseases (IFDs). These infections are mostly life threatening and an early diagnosis and initiation of appropriate antifungal therapy are essential for the clinical outcome. Most commonly, Aspergillus and Candida species are involved. However, other non-Aspergillus molds are increasingly be identified in cases of documented IFDs. Important risk factors are long lasting granulocytopenia with neutrophil counts below 500/μl for more than 10 days or graft-versus-host disease resulting from allogeneic stem-cell transplantation...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901249/depression-sexuality-and-fibromyalgia-syndrome-clinical-findings-and-correlation-to-hematological-parameters
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Bruna Alves, Telma M Zakka, Manoel J Teixeira, Helena H Kaziyama, Jose T T Siqueira, Silvia R D T Siqueira
Objective: To investigate sexuality and depression in women with FM compared with controls and to correlate the findings with hematological parameters. Methods: 33 women with FM and 19 healthy women were included and evaluated with the following instruments: Female Sexual Function Index, Beck Inventory, Visual Analogue Scale, medical history and laboratory exams. Results: The prevalence of sexual dysfunction (P = 0.007) and depression (P < 0...
November 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893691/valuable-hematological-indicators-for-the-diagnosis-and-severity-assessment-of-chinese-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-prealbumin
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Jingjing Ning, Xiaonan Shao, Yibo Ma, Darong Lv
Chest X-ray is a "golden standard" for the diagnosis and severity assessment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, it cannot be used as routine examination of CAP in children. The present study aims to investigate the roles of prealbumin (PA) in CAP in children and further determine the usefulness of PA in diagnosis and severity assessment of CAP in children.This was a retrospective analysis of 174 cases of hospitalized children with CAP. The following indicators were recorded: vital sign, inflammatory indexes, PA, and respiratory pathogens immunoglobulin M antibody test results...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879189/gemcitabine-induced-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-treated-with-eculizumab-or-plasmapheresis-two-case-reports%C3%A2
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María Esperanza López Rubio, Raquel Rodado Martínez, María Luisa Illescas, Encarnación Mateo Bosch, Mercedes Martínez Díaz, Lourdes de la Vara Inesta, Basilio Cabezuelo, María Elisa Morales Albuja, Eladio Lucas Guillén, Luisa Jimeno García
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) has shown good response to eculizumab (ECU). We present 2 cases of patients with gemcitabine-induced HUS (GEM-HUS), one of whom was treated with ECU and the other with conventional treatment. Patient 1: A 74-year-old male with resected adenocarcinoma of the pancreas started adjuvant treatment with GEM, but after 5 months GEM was discontinued due to acute kidney injury and severe hypertension. Laboratory analyses identified microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MHA) and thrombocytopenia...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876005/a-predictive-model-to-differentiate-dengue-from-other-febrile-illness
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Eduardo Fernández, Marek Smieja, Stephen D Walter, Mark Loeb
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical countries and has a presentation similar to other febrile illnesses. Since laboratory confirmation is frequently delayed, the majority of dengue cases are diagnosed based on symptoms. The objective of this study was to identify clinical, hematological and demographical parameters that could be used as predictors of dengue fever among patients with febrile illness. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 548 patients presenting with febrile syndrome to the largest public hospitals in Honduras...
November 22, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875417/the-utility-of-routinely-obtaining-postoperative-laboratory-studies-following-a-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Junyoung Ahn, Dustin H Massel, Benjamin C Mayo, Fady Y Hijji, Ankur S Narain, Khaled Aboushaala, Daniel D Bohl, Islam M Elboghdady, Jacob V DiBattista, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that there is limited utility in routinely obtaining postoperative laboratory values following minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF). BACKGROUND DATA: At many institutions, it is routine to obtain a complete blood count and basic metabolic profile (BMP) following a MIS TLIF. However, the utility of this practice has not been well characterized...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870069/suspected-myelodysplastic-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-in-a-feline-leukemia-virus-negative-cat
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Amy L Weeden, Kyle R Taylor, Scott P Terrell, Alexander E Gallagher, Heather L Wamsley
A 10-year-old castrated Domestic Short-Haired cat was presented to a primary care veterinarian for a wellness examination and laboratory examination for monitoring of diabetes mellitus. The CBC revealed marked thrombocytosis, leukopenia and macrocytic, normochromic anemia. The cat tested negative for FeLV and feline immunodeficiency virus, but was positive for Mycoplasma haemominutum by PCR. Hematologic abnormalities were not responsive to therapy, so a repeat CBC and a bone marrow aspiration for cytology were performed...
November 21, 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867278/effect-of-methanolic-leaf-extract-of-talinum-triangulare-jacq-willd-on-biochemical-parameters-in-diet-induced-dyslipidemia-wistar-rats
#17
Olubukola Sinbad Olorunnisola, Adewale Adetutu, Anthony Jide Afolayan, Abiodun Olusoji Owoade
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of methanolic leaf extract of Talinum triangulare on hematological parameters, enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant status, and serum lipid in Wistar rats fed standard laboratory, or 2% cholesterol-enrich diet. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Wistar rats (180-210g) divided into six groups of six animals (males) each were fed 2% cholesterol-enriched diet and orally treated with 0.9% saline or extract of Talinum triangulare (250, 500, and 1000 mg/kg per body weight) daily for eight weeks...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863758/determination-of-reference-ranges-for-immature-platelet-and-reticulocyte-fractions-and-reticulocyte-hemoglobin-equivalent
#18
Iuri Vicente Camargo Morkis, Mariela Granero Farias, Luciana Scotti
INTRODUCTION: The immature platelet and immature reticulocyte fractions represent the ratios of platelets and reticulocytes recently released into the circulation and thus with higher RNA content. They are considered early indicators of bone marrow recovery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the reference ranges for the immature platelet and reticulocyte fractions of hematologically normal individuals in a university hospital. METHODS: Venous blood samples collected in ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid K3 were analyzed using a Sysmex XE-5000™ analyzer...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862350/establishment-of-complete-blood-count-reference-intervals-for-chinese-preschoolers
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Guo-Cheng Wang, Na Li, Cui Niu, Wei-Bo Ma, Zhu-Liang Wang, Hao Guo, Li-Hong Han
BACKGROUND: Reference intervals are critical for interpreting test results of a clinical laboratory. The aim of this study was to establish local reference intervals of complete blood count for healthy preschoolers in China. METHODS: Three thousand eight hundred and twenty-one blood specimens from children aged 4 months to 6 years were collected and analyzed. Complete blood counts were determined by Sysmex XT-4000i Automated Hematology Analyzer. The nonparametric 2...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848183/an-atypical-case-of-late-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-with-systemic-lymphadenopathy-and-severe-autoimmune-thrombocytopenia-neutropenia-mimicking-malignant-lymphoma
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Keita Tamaki, Satoko Morishima, Sawako Nakachi, Sakiko Kitamura, Sachie Uchibori, Shouhei Tomori, Taeko Hanashiro, Natsuki Shimabukuro, Iori Tedokon, Kazuho Morichika, Yukiko Nishi, Takeaki Tomoyose, Kennosuke Karube, Takuya Fukushima, Hiroaki Masuzaki
Here, we report a rare case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with conspicuous manifestation of hematological abnormalities. At onset, the 52-year-old male patient showed systemic lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly, severe autoimmune thrombocytopenia, and autoimmune neutropenia. Bone marrow examination and lymph node biopsy excluded the possibility of malignant lymphoma. Based on laboratory findings, he was finally diagnosed with combined autoimmune cytopenia coupled with SLE. Atypical clinical manifestations of SLE prompted us to explore the possibility of autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS)...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
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