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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327237/regional-age-and-respiratory-secretion-specific-prevalence-of-respiratory-viruses-associated-with-asthma-exacerbation-a-literature-review
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Xue-Yan Zheng, Yan-Jun Xu, Wei-Jie Guan, Li-Feng Lin
Despite increased understanding of how viral infection is involved in asthma exacerbations, it is less clear which viruses are involved and to what extent they contribute to asthma exacerbations. Here, we sought to determine the prevalence of different respiratory viruses during asthma exacerbations. Systematic computerized searches of the literature up to June 2017 without language limitation were performed. The primary focus was on the prevalence of respiratory viruses, including AdV (adenovirus), BoV (bocavirus), CoV (coronavirus), CMV (cytomegalovirus), EnV (enterovirus), HSV (herpes simplex virus), IfV (influenza virus), MpV (metapneumovirus), PiV (parainfluenzavirus), RV (rhinovirus) and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) during asthma exacerbations...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325504/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-indices-in-patients-with-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Liang Ming, Zhiyun Jiang, Junfen Ma, Qian Wang, Fan Wu, Jiedan Ping
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is associated with an increased risk of thrombotic events and complete blood count (CBC) is an easily measured test. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of CBC relative parameters including mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), mean platelet volume-to-lymphocyte ratio (MPVLR), and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 115 patients with unprovoked DVT of the lower extremities and 105 controls were recruited in this study...
January 12, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322854/are-platelet-volume-indices-related-to-mortality-in-hospitalized-children-on-mechanical-ventilation
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Sheng Ye, Yanyi Zhang, Chenmei Zhang, Dan Xu
Objectives To investigate platelet volume indices and in-hospital mortality in children on mechanical ventilation. Methods This retrospective study included children aged <16 years on mechanical ventilation, and compared parameters, measured on admission, between survivors and non-survivors. Dynamic platelet volume indices over the first 7 days were visualized. Independent risk factors of mortality were identified using multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results Out of 2 319 children aged 28 days-3 years, serum albumin (odds ratio [OR] 0...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310464/annals-express-unwanted-road-to-anemia-in-transthyretin-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-may-continue-irrespective-of-tafamidis-treatment
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Tokunori Ikeda, Teruaki Masuda, Mitsuharu Ueda, Taro Yamashita, Yohei Misumi, Satoru Shinriki, Yukio Ando
BACKGROUND: This retrospective longitudinal study was performed to determine whether tafamidis treatment leads to improvements in commonly used blood data for transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP). METHODS: Commonly used blood data (complete blood count [including a hemogram], total protein, albumin, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, total bilirubin [T-Bil], creatine kinase, choline esterase, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR], serum amyloid A protein, TTR, hemoglobin A1c, free triiodothyronine [FT3], and free thyroxine [FT4]) were investigated in 33 TTR-FAP patients...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303769/reference-intervals-for-biochemical-haemostatic-and-haematological-parameters-in-healthy-chinese-women-during-early-and-late-pregnancy
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Yi Jin, Jie Lu, Hong Jin, Chunrong Fei, Xinyou Xie, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Variations in maternal blood parameters, which are mostly induced by the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, have been reported in different gestational periods. The use of the established reference intervals for healthy adult females leads to the misclassification of healthy pregnant women as abnormal. Our aim was to establish appropriate reference intervals for biochemical, haematological and haemostatic parameters in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302952/letter-to-the-editor-thrombocytopenia-after-sutureless-aortic-valve-implantation-does-it-really-matter
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G Santarpino, F Vogt
Despite the limited clinical relevance of thrombocytopenia after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR), the postoperative depletion of platelet count continues to attract the attention of many authors. The development of thrombocytopenia has been evaluated either in patients receiving a sutureless bioprosthesis (1,2) or in those undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation, where cardiopulmonary bypass bears little or no relation to this phenomenon (3). Recently, Sánchez et al. (1) have published their findings on this topic, but their limited experience with the devices used makes their study of doubtful interest...
July 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286923/platelet-indices-in-laryngeal-cancer
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Shuang Fu, Li Liu, Xin Zhang, Zhi-Ping Liu, Rui-Tao Wang
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal cancer is one of the most common malignancies in the head and neck. Activated platelets play a critical role in cancer development and progression. Altered mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) have been found in various types of cancer. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the association of platelet indices with laryngeal cancer. STUDY DESIGN: The study included 216 patients with laryngeal cancer, 189 subjects with benign laryngeal disease, and 213 control subjects between January 2015 and December 2015...
December 22, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280193/sonographic-evaluation-of-liver-hemodynamic-indices-in-overweight-and-obese-dogs
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A F Belotta, C R Teixeira, C R Padovani, S C Rahal, M N Mayer, M J Mamprim
BACKGROUND: Hepatic circulatory disturbances have been associated with obesity and fatty liver in humans. In the veterinary literature, however, there is limited information regarding the effects of different body condition scores (BCS) on liver hemodynamic indices in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of BCS on liver hemodynamic indices. ANIMALS: Fifty-three client-owned dogs of various breeds were included. METHODS: Prospective observational study...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278886/combination-of-preoperative-d-dimer-and-mean-platelet-volume-predicts-postoperative-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Li-Na Cui, Na Li, Shuang Fu, Xin Zhang, Xin Wang, Rui-Tao Wang
BACKGROUND: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is associated with severe morbidity and mortality in cancer. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of activated platelets. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether the combination of D-dimer and MPV could have a better performance in predicting deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients with breast cancer. MEHTODS: In 342 consecutive breast cancer patients without preoperative DVT, we measured the preoperative D-dimer and MPV levels...
December 15, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243847/utility-of-complete-blood-count-parameters-to-detect-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-in-cases-with-oligomenorrhea-amenorrhea
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Ilhan Sanverdi, Cetin Kilicci, Ebru Cogendez, Cigdem Abide Yayla, Enis Ozkaya
BACKGROUND: There are very few biomarkers available to diagnose cases with premature ovarian failure. Some complete blood count parameters have been introduced to be diagnostic biomarkers for several disorders associated with inflammatory process. Due to the evidence that indicated chronic inflammatory process to be underlying pathophysiology in premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), we aimed to assess the predictive value of complete blood count parameters for POI diagnosis. METHOD: A total of 96 women diagnosed to have premature ovarian failure were compared with 110 otherwise healthy women in terms of some basal hormone levels and complete blood count parameters...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228581/a-multiplex-liquid-chip-assay-based-on-luminex-xmap-technology-for-simultaneous-detection-of-six-common-respiratory-viruses
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Yong Yan, Jian-Yong Luo, Yin Chen, Heng-Hui Wang, Guo-Ying Zhu, Pei-Yan He, Jin-Lei Guo, Yong-Liang Lei, Zhong-Wen Chen
We utilized one-step multiplex reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) and Luminex xMAP technology to develop a respiratory multiplex liquid-chip assay (rMLA) for simultaneous detection of 6 common respiratory viruses, including influenza virus type A (FluA) and type B (FluB), para-influenza virus type 3 (PIV-3), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus (MPV) and a threatening virus to China, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Performance of rMLA was evaluated by comparing with real-time RT-PCR...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226637/the-value-of-mean-platelet-volume-for-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-cerebral-infarction
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Jiao-Long Wan, Zhi-Wei Ma
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of mean platelet volume (MPV) for prognosis of patients with acute cerebral infarction (ACI). METHODS: One hundred ACI patients and 80 healthy volunteers acting as healthy controls (HCs) were consecutively included in this study. Their baseline clinical and laboratory characteristics were extracted from an electroniccase system. ACI patients were followed for 90 days to collect the main study endpoints including poor prognosis, death due to cardiovascular causes, and the recurrence of stroke...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224833/hemostasis-and-lipoprotein-indices-signify-exacerbated-lung-injury-in-tuberculosis-with-diabetes-comorbidity
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Zhengwei Dong, Jingyun Shi, Anca Dorhoi, Jie Zhang, Adiilah K Soodeen-Lalloo, Wenlin Chen, Hongyun Yin, Wei Sha, Weitong Li, Ruijuan Zheng, Zhonghua Liu, Hua Yang, Lianhua Qin, Jie Wang, Xiaochen Huang, Chunyan Wu, Stefan H E Kaufmann, Yonghong Feng
BACKGROUND: Exacerbated immunopathology is a frequent consequence of tuberculosis (TB) that is complicated by diabetes mellitus (DM), yet the underlying mechanisms are still poorly defined. METHODS: In the two groups of age- and gender-matched TB patients with (DM-TB) and without DM (NDM-TB), we microscopically evaluated the areas of caseous necrosis and graded the extent of perinecrotic fibrosis in lung biopsies from the sputum smear-negative (SN) patients. We scored acid-fast bacilli in smear-positive (SP) patients and compiled computed tomography data from both SN-TB and SP-TB patients...
December 7, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222897/platelet-related-cytokines-among-normal-body-mass-index-overweight-and-obese-malaysians
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Nasrin Riyahi, Eusni Rahayu Mohd Tohit, Subashini C Thambiah, Zuriati Ibrahim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have reported that obesity is associated with platelet activation and systemic inflammation. Malaysia has the highest prevalence of obesity, hence, this research is performed to evaluate the development of low-grade inflammation and platelet activation, measured using soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) and soluble P-selectin (sP-sel), and to determine their association with obesity. In addition, we assessed the mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet count (PLT), which are novel parameters consistently associated with obesity...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216259/the-prognostic-impact-of-the-platelet-distribution-width-to-platelet-count-ratio-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Hideya Takeuchi, Miyuki Abe, Yohei Takumi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Ryoji Kobayashi, Atsushi Osoegawa, Michiyo Miyawaki, Tatsuro Okamoto, Kenji Sugio
Activated platelets promote tumor cell growth, angiogenesis, and invasion. Platelet activity can be inferred by platelet volume indices (PVIs), which include platelet distribution width (PDW), mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width-to-platelet count ratio (PDW/P), and mean platelet volume-to-platelet count ratio. Platelets and platelet-related markers, such as the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, have been found to be significant prognostic factors in patients with breast cancer. However, the role of PVIs for predicting survival in breast cancer remains unknown; hence, we performed this retrospective analysis of 275 patients with breast cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214822/meeting-sleep-guidelines-is-associated-with-better-health-related-quality-of-life-and-reduced-premature-all-cause-mortality-risk
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Paul D Loprinzi, Chelsea Joyner
PURPOSE: To examine whether meeting sleep guidelines (7-9 hours/night) is associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and reduced all-cause mortality risk. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: 2005 to 2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 13 423 adults. MEASURES: Sleep duration and HRQOL were assessed from self-report; covariates assessed via survey, examination, and laboratory data; and mortality assessed through 2011 via matching from the National Death Index...
January 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212188/baseline-platelet-parameters-for-predicting-early-platelet-response-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-non-cardioembolic-ischemic-stroke-treated-with-clopidogrel
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Wenxian Li, Xiaomei Xie, Di Wei, Shijun Zhang, Yuanling Wu, Xuejun Fu, Zhen Jing, Weibiao Lu, Xinqiang Lai, Li'an Huang
Purpose: The present study investigated whether routine baseline platelet parameters(BPPs) detected before clopidogrel therapy in acute non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke(NCIS) could predict early platelet response and future clinical outcomes. Results: The CYP2C19 polymorphisms constituted independent risk factors for LCR. The number of female patients, the incidence of diabetes mellitus (DM), the level of low-density lipoprotein(LDL) cholesterol, and the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio(NLR) were significantly high in the clinical clopidogrel resistance (CCR) group...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209887/the-relationship-between-hematological-parameters-and-prognosis-of-children-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Ebru Yilmaz, Ayse Bayram Kacar, Adil Bozpolat, Gokmen Zararsiz, Burcu S Gorkem, Musa Karakukcu, Turkan Patiroglu, Hakan Gumus, Mehmet Akif Ozdemir, Alper Ozcan, Huseyin Per, Ekrem Unal
BACKGROUND: Stroke is rarely seen in children, but it is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, there is a need for inexpensive and noninvasive diagnostic methods for estimating the prognosis. Although the prognostic importance of hematological parameters in acute ischemic stroke were reported in adult studies, there is a lack in pediatric ages. The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between hematological parameters and prognosis of acute ischemic stroke in children...
December 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209503/a-comparative-cross-sectional-study-of-some-hematological-parameters-of-hypertensive-and-normotensive-individuals-at-the-university-of-gondar-hospital-northwest-ethiopia
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Bamlaku Enawgaw, Nigist Adane, Betelihem Terefe, Fikir Asrie, Mulugeta Melku
Background: Hypertension is a major health problem worldwide. It can lead to cardiovascular disease and also leads to functional disturbances including hematological parameters. The abnormalities of haematological parameters may enhance an end-organ damage. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess some hematological parameters of hypertensive individuals in comparison with normotensive individuals at University of Gondar hospital, northwest Ethiopia. Methods: A cross sectional comparative study was conducted from October to November 2015 on a total of 126 hypertensive and 126 normotensive individuals at University of Gondar Hospital...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208779/the-correlation-between-laboratory-markers-and-computed-tomography-severity-index-in-acute-appendicitis
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Yeliz Akturk, Serra Ozbal Gunes, Baki Hekimoglu
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate and to investigate the association of some laboratory markers with the stage of the acute appendicitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The hematological parameters (white blood cell count, red cell distribution width, platellet distribution width, mean corpuscular volume, and mean platelet volume values) and tomography scans of 200 patients who admitted to the emergency department with abdominal pain were retrospectively reviewed. Computed tomography grading about the severity of the cases was carried out by two radiologists, as grade 0 for normal appendix to grade 3 for perforated appencities...
October 25, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
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