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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431111/correction-of-abnormal-b-cell-subset-distribution-by-interleukin-6-receptor-blockade-in-polymyalgia-rheumatica
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Guillermo Carvajal Alegria, Valérie Devauchelle-Pensec, Yves Renaudineau, Alain Saraux, Jacques-Olivier Pers, Divi Cornec
Objectives.: The aim was to study lymphocyte subsets and circulating cytokines at diagnosis of PMR and after tocilizumab monotherapy. Methods.: Eighteen untreated patients with PMR were included in a prospective study and received 3-monthly tocilizumab infusions without glucocorticoids. Lymphocyte subset distribution was assessed by flow cytometry and serum cytokines were assayed by a 34-cytokine array and ELISA, at baseline and during follow-up. Baseline data were also compared with age- and sex-matched controls...
April 20, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430619/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-neurological-deterioration-following-acute-cerebral-hemorrhage
#2
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/28430616/evaluation-of-pituitary-uptake-incidentally-identified-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-scan
#3
Huijun Ju, Jinxin Zhou, Yu Pan, Jing Lv, Yifan Zhang
The clinical significance of pituitary uptake on routine whole body 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computer tomography (PET/CT) is not completely characterized. We seek to assess the potential differential diagnosis/underlying etiology of pituitary FDG uptake incidentally identified on routine PET/CT scans. A total of 24,007 PET/CT whole body scans in recent 5 years were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) > 4.1 in the pituitary glands were identified...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430605/prognostic-significance-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-meta-analysis
#4
Nan Chen, Shuai Liu, Lin Huang, Wanling Li, Wenhao Yang, Tianxin Cong, Lin Ding, Meng Qiu
Systemic inflammation responses can be reflected by peripheral blood count and combine index like the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR). The NLR has been reported to be a poor prognostic indicator in cancer recently. However, the prognostic effect of the NLR in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) still unclear yet. We conducted this meta-analysis aiming to evaluate the pooled value of NLR in prognosis as well as clinical characteristics in malignant pleural mesothelioma. A total of 11 studies with 1533 patients were included in this meta-analysis, in which 10 studies investigated the prognosis role of NLR using hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430349/prognostic-significance-of-infiltrating-immune-cell-subtypes-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-the-breast
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Yangmei Xu, Suzhen Lan, Qiuhong Zheng
PURPOSE: To explore the correlation between tumor-infiltrating immune cell subsets and breast cancer prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Specimens of 102 patients with invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast were analyzed for immune-related markers (CD8, CD20, FOXP3 and CD68). The number of positive cells in the 3 most highly stained intratumoral stroma areas of the primary tumor was counted. The mean number was calculated and used to divide patients into 2 groups for each marker (CD8-high/CD8-low, CD20-high/CD20-low, FOXP3-high/FOXP3-low, and CD68-high/CD68-low)...
April 20, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430176/low-absolute-peripheral-blood-cd4-t-cell-count-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-r-chop-treated-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Y Kusano, M Yokoyama, Y Terui, N Nishimura, Y Mishima, K Ueda, N Tsuyama, Y Hirofumi, A Takahashi, N Inoue, K Takeuchi, K Hatake
The absolute peripheral blood lymphocyte count at diagnosis is known to be a strong prognostic factor in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP), but it remains unclear as to which peripheral blood lymphocyte population is reflective of DLBCL prognosis. In this cohort, 355 patients with DLBCL treated with R-CHOP from 2006 to 2013 were analyzed. The low absolute CD4+ T-cell count (ACD4C) at diagnosis negatively correlated with the overall response rate and the complete response rate significantly (P<0...
April 21, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429464/inflammatory-features-of-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia
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Sophia A Ma, Sotonye Imadojemu, Kenneth Beer, John T Seykora
INTRODUCTION: Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a cicatricial alopecia typically occurring in post-menopausal women. The etiology and pathophysiology of FFA is poorly understood but thought to be immune mediated. This study aims to further explore the extent of fibrosis and the inflammatory microenvironment by characterizing Langerhans cells (LCs), helper T cells, cytotoxic T cells, and B cells near hair follicles in FFA. METHODS: 11 paraffin-embedded tissues from patients with a clinical and histopathologic diagnosis of FFA were selected for immunohistochemical studies using CD3, CD4, CD8, CD1a, and CD20...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428512/-change-of-blood-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Katsuki Muneoka, Yoshio Shirai, Masataka Sasaki, Jun Sakata, Junkichi Kanda, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Toshifumi Wakai
AIM: The impact of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio(NLR)changes on the outcome of chemotherapy for metastatic colorectalcancer (mCRC)was analyzed retrospectively. METHODOLOGY: Twenty seven patients with unresectable mCRC were administered chemotherapy from January 2005 to December 2014 at the Niitsu Medical Center Hospital. The NLR was calculated from complete blood counts obtained prior to the administration of chemotherapy and at the best response. We defined the period with NLR≤2...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428135/the-immunotoxicological-pattern-of-subchronic-and-chronic-benzene-exposure-in-rats
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Alexander V Karaulov, Irina V Mikhaylova, Alexander I Smolyagin, Viktor M Boev, Alexandra Kalogeraki, Aristides M Tsatsakis, Ayse Basak Engin
Exposure to benzene and its inevitable metabolites can result in deleterious effects on human health, including lymphocytopenia, hematotoxicity and cancer. However, the duration of exposure might alter the effects including immune consequences. The aim of this study was to determine whether benzene could modulate lymphocyte proliferation induced by the T cell mitogen concanavalin A, in rats, at different exposure durations. 386 Wistar rats were assigned into control and treatment groups which was subdivided into groups for 45, 90 and 135days for 0,6mL/kg of drinking water mixed benzene treatment...
April 17, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427753/prognostic-markers-in-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-focus-on-cd70-and-tumour-infiltrating-lymphocytes
#10
Astrid De Meulenaere, Tijl Vermassen, Sandrine Aspeslagh, Karen Zwaenepoel, Philippe Deron, Fréderic Duprez, Sylvie Rottey, Liesbeth Ferdinande
We evaluated the expression of CD70 as biomarker for prognosis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We also examined the prognostic value of tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in our study cohort. Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue originating from the oropharynx of 78 patients was immunohistochemically stained for CD70, CD3, CD8 and FoxP3. Expression of CD70, CD3, CD8, FoxP3 and HPV status was correlated with clinicopathological characteristics. Overall survival (OS) was determined by a log-rank (Mantel-Cox) test whereas the Cox proportional hazard model was used for multivariate analysis...
April 17, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427425/impact-of-lymphocyte-differential-count%C3%A2-%C3%A2-15-in-balf-on-the-mortality-of-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-fibrosing-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia
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Reoto Takei, Machiko Arita, Shogo Kumagai, Yuhei Ito, Maki Noyama, Fumiaki Tokioka, Tadashi Ishida
BACKGROUND: Chronic fibrosing idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (CFIIP) has a potential risk of acute exacerbation (AE). However, the usefulness of cellular analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) has never been evaluated. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the lymphocyte differential count > 15% in BALF on the mortality of patients with AE of CFIIP. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 37 patients with AE of CFIIP who underwent BAL on admission...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427174/association-of-immunologic-markers-from-complete-blood-counts-with-the-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-and-prognosis-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Sung Woo Jung, In Ja Park, Se Heon Oh, Seung-Seop Yeom, Jong Lyul Lee, Yong Sik Yoon, Chan Wook Kim, Seok-Byung Lim, Jung Bok Lee, Chang Sik Yu, Jin Cheon Kim
We investigated retrospectively whether immunologic markers from a complete blood count (CBC) are associated with the responsiveness to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) and oncologic outcomes in 984 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) who also underwent radical surgery from 2005 to 2013. CBC parameters including the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR), and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were recorded. Pathologic responses to PCRT were evaluated in the resected specimens using the tumor regression grade system...
February 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426533/hiv-dna-content-in-different-cd4-t-cell-subsets-correlates-with-cd4-cd8-ratio-or-length-of-efficient-treatment
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Lara Gibellini, Simone Pecorini, Sara de Biasi, Elena Bianchini, Margherita Digaetano, Marcello Pinti, Gianluca Carnevale, Vanni Borghi, Giovanni Guaraldi, Cristina Mussini, Andrea Cossarizza, Milena Nasi
OBJECTIVES: HIV establishes a latent infection at different degrees within naïve (TN) or central (TCM) and effector memory (TEM) CD4+ T cell. Studying patients in whom HIV production was suppressed by combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), our main aim was to find which factors are related or can influence intracellular viral reservoir in different CD4+ T cell subsets. METHODS: We enrolled 32 HIV+ patients successfully treated for > 2 years, with a CD4+ T cell count > 500 cells/μL and plasma viremia undetectable from at least one year...
April 19, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425575/high-dose-supplementation-of-vitamin-d-affects-measures-of-systemic-inflammation-reductions-in-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-level-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-distribution
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Seyed-Amir Tabatabaeizadeh, Amir Avan, Afsane Bahrami, Ezzat Khodashenas, Habibollah Esmaeili, Gordon A Ferns, Mojtaba Fattahi Abdizadeh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency is increasing worldwide, which has be shown to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), autoimmune disease and metabolic syndrome. These conditions are also associated with a heightened state of inflammation. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on serum C - reactive protein (CRP) level and Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) distribution in a large cohort of adolescent girls...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423878/effects-of-alfalfa-flavonoids-on-the-production-performance-immune-system-and-ruminal-fermentation-of-dairy-cows
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Jinshun Zhan, Caixia Wu, Mingmei Liu, Xiaoshuang Su, Kang Zhan, Chungang Zhang, Guoqi Zhao
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of flavonoids from alfalfa on production performance, immunity, and ruminal fermentation of dairy cows. Four primiparous Holstein cows fitted with ruminal cannulas were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square design. They were fed a total mixed ration (TMR) added 0 (control group, Con), 20, 60 and 100 mg alfalfa flavonoids extract (AFE) per kg of body weight (BW), respectively. The results showed that the feed intake and milk lactose content of the group receiving from 60 mg/kg...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423487/ipilimumab-treatment-decreases-monocytic-mdscs-and-increases-cd8-effector-memory-t-cells-in-long-term-survivors-with-advanced-melanoma
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Yago Pico de Coaña, Maria Wolodarski, Isabel Poschke, Yuya Yoshimoto, Yuan Yang, Maria Nyström, Ulrika Edbäck, Suzanne Eghyazi Brage, Andreas Lundqvist, Giuseppe V Masucci, Johan Hansson, Rolf Kiessling
Ipilimumab has revolutionized malignant melanoma therapy, but a better understanding of the mechanisms behind treatment response and adverse effects is needed. In this work, the immune system of ipilimumab treated patients was monitored to investigate potential mechanisms of action that may correlate with treatment outcome. Blood samples from 43 advanced melanoma patients were taken before, during and at the end of treatment. Hematological parameters were measured and flow cytometry analysis was performed in fresh samples within two hours of sample collection...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423197/diabetic-kidney-transplant-recipients-impaired-infection-control-and-increased-alloreactivity
#17
Thomas Schachtner, Maik Stein, Petra Reinke
BACKGROUND: Posttransplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) has been associated with inferior patient and allograft outcomes. However, previous studies didn't identify differences in infection control and alloreactivity. METHODS: We studied 449 kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) between 2005 and 2013. 50 (11.1%) KTRs were diagnosed with PTDM and 60 (13.4%) KTRs with pre-existing diabetes. Samples were collected pretransplantation, at +1, +2, +3 months posttransplantation...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423121/telomere-length-analysis-in-monoclonal-b-cell-lymphocytosis-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-binet-a
#18
F M Furtado, P S Scheucher, B A Santana, N F Scatena, R T Calado, E M Rego, D M Matos, R P Falcão
Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is an asymptomatic clinical entity characterized by the proliferation of monoclonal B cells not meeting the diagnosis criteria for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). MBL may precede the development of CLL, but the molecular mechanisms responsible for disease progression and evolution are not completely known. Telomeres are usually short in CLL and their attrition may contribute to disease evolution. Here, we determined the telomere lengths of CD5+CD19+ cells in MBL, CLL, and healthy volunteers...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423014/initial-systemic-inflammatory-state-perturbs-exercise-training-adaptations-in-elite-taekwondo-athletes
#19
Chung-Yu Chen, Yi-Hung Liao, Chun-Chung Chou, Yu-Chi Sung, Shiow-Chwen Tsai
PURPOSE: This study examined ten-week TKD-specific training effects on aerobic capacity, body composition, hormone responses and hematological parameters in elite TKD athletes with varied initial inflammatory states. METHODS: Twenty-two elite college TKD athletes were divided into two groups according to their initial neutrophils-to-lymphocytes ratio (NLR) values: Low NLR (N = 11, 9M/2F, age: 21.6 ± 1.0 yrs; NLR: 1.3 ± 0.2) and High NLR (N = 11, 8M/3F, age: 22...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421831/a-novel-automated-slide-based-technology-for-visualization-counting-and-characterization-of-the-formed-elements-of-blood-a-proof-of-concept-study
#20
James W Winkelman, Milenko J Tanasijevic, David J Zahniser
CONTEXT: - A novel automated slide-based approach to the complete blood count and white blood cell differential count is introduced. OBJECTIVE: - To present proof of concept for an image-based approach to complete blood count, based on a new slide preparation technique. A preliminary data comparison with the current flow-based technology is shown. DESIGN: - A prototype instrument uses a proprietary method and technology to deposit a precise volume of undiluted peripheral whole blood in a monolayer onto a glass microscope slide so that every cell can be distinguished, counted, and imaged...
April 19, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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