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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811360/involvement-of-midkine-in-the-development-of-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Kenichi Misa, Yoshinori Tanino, Xintao Wang, Takefumi Nikaido, Masami Kikuchi, Yuki Sato, Ryuichi Togawa, Mishie Tanino, Shinya Tanaka, Kenji Kadomatsu, Mitsuru Munakata
Midkine is a low-molecular-weight heparin-binding protein that is strongly expressed mainly in the midgestation period and has various physiological activities such as in development and cell migration. Midkine has been reported to be strongly expressed in cancer cells and in inflammation and repair processes, and to be involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases. However, its role in the lung is poorly understood. In this study, we analyzed the clinical characteristics of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients in relation to midkine expression and used a mouse bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis model to investigate the role of midkine in pulmonary fibrosis...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810877/neutrophils-in-cancer-prognostic-role-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Alberto Ocana, Cristina Nieto-Jiménez, Atanasio Pandiella, Arnoud J Templeton
Expression of high levels of immune cells including neutrophils has been associated with detrimental outcome in several solid tumors and new strategies to decrease their presence and activity are currently under clinical development. Here, we review some of the relevant literature of the role of neutrophils in different stages of the oncogenic process including tumor initiation, growth, proliferation or metastatic spreading and also focus on how neutrophil counts or the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio may be used as a prognostic and predictive biomarker...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809726/clinical-and-laboratory-associations-with-persistent-hyperferritinemia-in-373-black-hemochromatosis-and-iron-overload-screening-study-participants
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James C Barton, J Clayborn Barton, Paul C Adams
BACKGROUND: 373 black participants had elevated screening and post-screening serum ferritin (SF) (> 300 μg/L men; > 200 μg/L women). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied SF and post-screening age; sex; body mass index; transferrin saturation (TS); ALT; AST; GGT; elevated C-reactive protein; ß-thalassemia; neutrophils; lymphocytes; monocytes; platelets; metacarpophalangeal joint hypertrophy; hepatomegaly; splenomegaly; diabetes; HFE H63D positivity; iron/alcohol intakes; and blood/erythrocyte transfusion units...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808927/lymphopaenia-in-cardiac-arrest-patients
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Paola Villois, David Grimaldi, Savino Spadaro, Claudia Righy Shinotsuka, Vito Fontana, Sabino Scolletta, Federico Franchi, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jacques Creteur, Fabio Silvio Taccone
BACKGROUND: A decrease in circulating lymphocytes has been described as a marker of poor prognosis after septic shock; however, scarce data are available after cardiac arrest (CA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of lymphopaenia after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of an institutional database including all adult CA patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) between January 2007 and December 2014 who survived for at least 24 h...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808503/prognostic-efficacy-of-inflammation-based-markers-in-patients-with-curative-colorectal-cancer-resection
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Özgür Akgül, Erdinç Çetinkaya, Metin Yalaza, Sabri Özden, Mesut Tez
AIM: To evaluate the prognostic significance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) and other clinicopathological factors in patients undergoing curative resection of colon cancer. METHODS: 183 patients with histologically proven colorectal cancer who had undergone potentially curative resection between 2010 and 2016 at Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital were retrospectively analyzed and clinicopathological characteristics included age, sex, tumor type, grade, size and localization, the number of metastatic and total number of lymph nodes removed, vascular and perineural invasion of the tumor, TNM stages, tumor marker levels (CEA, CA19-9, AFP, CA-125, CA15-3), complete blood counts, albumin levels, overall survival (months), NLR, PLR, LMR and PNI ratios were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed from the electronic database...
July 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806010/blastomycosis-and-histoplasmosis-in-a-patient-with-glioblastoma-receiving-temozolomide
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Aiham H Jbeli, John Yu
Malignant glioblastoma multiform (GBM) is the most common primary malignancy of the brain in the U.S. Temozolomide (TMZ) is the cornerstone of management along with surgical resection and radiotherapy. Because of the reduction in the CD4+ lymphocyte count as a side effect of TMZ use, this patient population is under risk for opportunistic infections like Pneumocystis jiroveci. A male patient with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiform presented with non-productive cough and chest pain. Before presentation, the patient received the standard therapy including surgical resection, radiation and TMZ...
October 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804660/large-granular-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-report-of-response-to-rituximab
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Sara Parylo, Shiksha Kedia, Shafinaz Hussein, Jean Paul Atallah
Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia is a rare form of low grade leukemia characterized by large cytotoxic T cells or natural killer cells on morphological examination. Immunosuppressive therapy is employed as first-line therapy. Treatment options in refractory cases include the anti-CD52 antibody alemtuzumab and purine analogues. We report a rare case that responded to the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab. A 77-year-old female presented with complaints of fatigue, fever, and chills of 3 months' duration...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804620/stress-and-immunological-response-of-heifers-divergently-ranked-for-residual-feed-intake-following-an-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-challenge
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A K Kelly, P Lawrence, B Earley, D A Kenny, M McGee
BACKGROUND: When an animal is exposed to a stressor, metabolic rate, energy consumption and utilisation increase primarily through activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Changes to partitioning of energy by an animal are likely to influence the efficiency with which it is utilised. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the physiological stress response to an exogenous adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) challenge in beef heifers divergently ranked on phenotypic residual feed intake (RFI)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804549/treatment-effect-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-on-leukopenia-induced-by-cyclophosphamide-in-rabbits
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Baoru Liu, Yueping Luo, Dong Luo, Weichen Zhou, Yu Zhang, Ruixin He, Junshu Li, Yong Wang, Yan Wang, Wenzhi Chen
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine the effects of low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on leukopenia induced by cyclophosphamide in a rabbit model. METHODS: The leukopenia model in New Zealand rabbit was established by injecting cyclophosphamide into the ear vein. Forty leukopenia model rabbits were randomly allocated to control group (n = 20) and LIPUS group (n = 20). LIPUS group underwent 20 minutes of daily ultrasound treatment at femoral metaphysis for 7 days while control group received sham treatment...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803356/the-prognostic-impact-of-malnutrition-in-patients-with-severely-decompensated-acute-heart-failure-as-assessed-using-the-prognostic-nutritional-index-pni-and-controlling-nutritional-status-conut-score
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Akihiro Shirakabe, Noritake Hata, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Hirotake Okazaki, Masato Matsushita, Yusaku Shibata, Suguru Nishigoori, Saori Uchiyama, Kuniya Asai, Wataru Shimizu
Patients with heart failure (HF) are sometimes classified as malnourished, but the prognostic value of nutritional status in acute HF (AHF) remains largely unstudied. 1214 patients who were admitted to the intensive care unit between January 2000 and June 2016 were screened based on their serum albumin, lymphocyte count, and total cholesterol measures. A total of 458 HF patients were enrolled in this study. The Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI) is calculated as 10 × serum albumin (g/dL) + 0.005 × lymphocyte count (per mm(3)) (lower = worse)...
August 12, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802290/postoperative-oral-nutritional-supplementation-after-major-gastrointestinal-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Seong-Ho Kong, Jun Seok Park, In Kyu Lee, Seung-Wan Ryu, Young-Kyu Park, Han-Kwang Yang, Sang-Uk Han, Ki-Young Yoon, Seung-Yong Jeong, Mi Ran Jeong, Dae Wook Hwang, Yun-Suhk Suh, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Kyung Won Seo, Ji Won Park, Chul-Su Byun, Hoon Hur, Hojeong Won, Yunhee Choi, Hyuk-Joon Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of post-operative oral nutrition supplementation after major gastrointestinal surgery. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate 174 subjects who were discharged within 2 weeks after major gastrointestinal surgery. The subjects in the study group were prescribed 400 ml/day of Encover® from the day of discharge for 8 weeks, but no supplementation was allowed in the control group...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802026/reversible-immune-abnormality-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-offspring-of-der-p-1-exposed-female-mice
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Lu Tan, Zezhang Tao, Yonggang Kong, Yu Xu
BACKGROUND: Maternal allergic diseases have an important influence on the origin of allergic rhinitis (AR) in offspring, but the mechanism and the duration of the maternal effect are unknown. Previous researches prompted the important roles of Tregs and Foxp3 DNA methylation in the development of allergic diseases. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the immune state and Tregs in the offspring of Der p 1-exposed female mice. METHOD: BALB/c female mice were exposed to Der p1 to construct the mouse AR model, then mated with normal male mice...
August 8, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799624/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-prognostic-indicator-for-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-cancer
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Guo-Dong Gao, Bo Sun, Xian-Bin Wang, Shi-Meng Wang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with overall survival (OS) of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients. METHOD: Records of patients with diagnosed ESCC were reviewed. Leukocyte counts and patients' characteristics were extracted from their clinical records to calculate NLR. Correlation between NLR and baseline characteristics with overall survival (OS) was then analyzed using Cox regression...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798770/diagnostic-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-crohn-s-disease
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Jue-Rong Feng, Xiao Qiu, Fan Wang, Peng-Fei Chen, Qian Gao, Ya-Nan Peng, Xue Lin, Qing Liu, Jing Liu, Qiu Zhao, Jin Li
The aim of this study is to investigate the diagnostic efficacy of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), neutrophil-to-monocyte ratio (NMR), lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and non-CD controls. These ratios were all derived from complete blood counts. Two hundred and six participants including CD inpatients and non-CD controls were retrospectively enrolled. We found statistically higher NLR and PLR and lower LMR in CD patients than in non-CD controls (all P < 0...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798488/analysis-of-factors-influencing-diagnostic-accuracy-of-t-spot-tb-for-active-tuberculosis-in-clinical-practice
#15
Lifan Zhang, Xiaochun Shi, Yueqiu Zhang, Yao Zhang, Feifei Huo, Baotong Zhou, Guohua Deng, Xiaoqing Liu
T-SPOT.TB didn't perform a perfect diagnosis for active tuberculosis (ATB), and some factors may influence the results. We did this study to evaluate possible factors associated with the sensitivity and specificity of T-SPOT.TB, and the diagnostic parameters under varied conditions. Patients with suspected ATB were enrolled prospectively. Influencing factors of the sensitivity and specificity of T-SPOT.TB were evaluated using logistic regression models. Sensitivity, specificity, predictive values (PV), and likelihood ratios (LR) were calculated with consideration of relevant factors...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797978/correlation-of-circulating-t-lymphocytes-and-intracranial-hypertension-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Wanqiang Su, Chuang Gao, Peng Wang, Jinhao Huang, Yu Qian, Linyue Guo, Jianning Zhang, Rongcai Jiang
BACKGROUND: The close correlation between intracerebral pressure (ICP) and immunological responses has been well disclosed but the role of T lymphocytes in this process remains unknown. This study targets to inspect the relationship of circulating T lymphocytes and ICP in intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: From 2015.10-2016.06, the patients of 18∼65 years old suffering from ICH were enrolled, according to the conditions we set in the text. ICP values were recorded hourly for 5 days...
August 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797022/evaluation-of-the-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-care-cascade-among-hiv-positive-female-sex-workers-in-mombasa-kenya
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Sylvia M LaCourse, Ruth W Deya, Susan M Graham, Linnet N Masese, Walter Jaoko, Kischorchandra N Mandaliya, Julie Overbaugh, R Scott McClelland
BACKGROUND: Kenyan female sex workers (FSWs) have a high HIV prevalence, increasing their tuberculosis (TB) risk. Despite recommendations that HIV-positive individuals be offered isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT), uptake has been limited. METHODS: In this longitudinal cohort of HIV-positive FSWs, we retrospectively characterized the IPT care cascade between March 2000 and January 2010, including reasons for cascade loss or appropriate exit. Cascade success required completion of 6 months of IPT...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796857/association-of-systemic-inflammation-and-sarcopenia-with-survival-in-nonmetastatic-colorectal-cancer-results-from-the-c-scans-study
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Elizabeth M Cespedes Feliciano, Candyce H Kroenke, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Carla M Prado, Patrick T Bradshaw, Marilyn L Kwan, Jingjie Xiao, Stacey Alexeeff, Douglas Corley, Erin Weltzien, Adrienne L Castillo, Bette J Caan
Importance: Systemic inflammation and sarcopenia are easily evaluated, predict mortality in many cancers, and are potentially modifiable. The combination of inflammation and sarcopenia may be able to identify patients with early-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) with poor prognosis. Objective: To examine associations of prediagnostic systemic inflammation with at-diagnosis sarcopenia, and determine whether these factors interact to predict CRC survival, adjusting for age, ethnicity, sex, body mass index, stage, and cancer site...
August 10, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795308/the-mean-corpuscular-volume-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-colorectal-cancer
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Hidemasa Nagai, Norihiro Yuasa, Eiji Takeuchi, Hideo Miyake, Yuichiro Yoshioka, Kanji Miyata
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to identify the factors investigated during routine blood examinations which can predict the disease outcome independent of the tumor stage. METHODS: Data from 1174 patients with stage I, II, and III CRC who underwent R0 resection were included. We investigated the correlations between the preoperative routine blood examination data, and clinicopathological factors, and disease-free survival (DFS) using univariate and multivariate analyses...
August 9, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794483/impaired-lymphocyte-trafficking-in-mice-deficient-in-the-kinase-activity-of-pkn1
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Rana Mashud, Akira Nomachi, Akihide Hayakawa, Koji Kubouchi, Sally Danno, Takako Hirata, Kazuhiko Matsuo, Takashi Nakayama, Ryosuke Satoh, Reiko Sugiura, Manabu Abe, Kenji Sakimura, Shigeharu Wakana, Hiroyuki Ohsaki, Shingo Kamoshida, Hideyuki Mukai
Knock-in mice lacking PKN1 kinase activity were generated by introducing a T778A point mutation in the catalytic domain. PKN1[T778A] mutant mice developed to adulthood without apparent external abnormalities, but exhibited lower T and B lymphocyte counts in the peripheral blood than those of wild-type (WT) mice. T and B cell development proceeded in an apparently normal fashion in bone marrow and thymus of PKN1[T778A] mice, however, the number of T and B cell counts were significantly higher in the lymph nodes and spleen of mutant mice in those of WT mice...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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