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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926896/-the-relationship-of-preoperativelymphocyte-monocyte-ratio-and-the-clinicopathological-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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H M Yang, G Lou
Objective: To investigate the relationship of preoperative lymphocyte-monocyte ratio (LMR) and the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Methods: Clinical data of 364 cases of EOC patients with initial treatment were collected in Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital from 2005-2011 and analyzed retrospectively.The optimal cut-off points of preoperative LMR to predict the postoperative survival period of EOC patients were determined by the establishment of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926210/clinical-relevance-of-retinal-structure-in-children-with-laser-treated-retinopathy-of-prematurity-versus-controls-using-optical-coherence-tomography
#2
Florina Stoica, Adela Chirita-Emandi, Nicoleta Andreescu, Alina Stanciu, Cristian G Zimbru, Maria Puiu
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the macular anatomy using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), in children born preterm who had laser-treated retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and to investigate the relationship between structural changes in macula and visual function. METHODS: Thirty-seven 3-8 years old children were included in the study in two groups: 20 children born preterm [(<34 weeks of gestation, birthweight (BW) <2000 g)] who had laser-treated ROP in the Neonatology Department, Municipal Clinical Emergency Hospital of Timisoara, Romania; and 17 controls (children born at term, without eye disease, matched for age and gender)...
September 19, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925954/quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-modeling-of-kinase-selectivity-profiles
#3
Sandeepkumar Kothiwale, Corina Borza, Ambra Pozzi, Jens Meiler
The discovery of selective inhibitors of biological target proteins is the primary goal of many drug discovery campaigns. However, this goal has proven elusive, especially for inhibitors targeting the well-conserved orthosteric adenosine triphosphate (ATP) binding pocket of kinase enzymes. The human kinome is large and it is rather difficult to profile early lead compounds against around 500 targets to gain an upfront knowledge on selectivity. Further, selectivity can change drastically during derivatization of an initial lead compound...
September 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924974/incidence-and-predictive-score-for-delayed-hemolytic-transfusion-reaction-in-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#4
David Narbey, Anoosha Habibi, Philippe Chadebech, Armand Mekontso-Dessap, Mehdi Khellaf, Jean-Daniel Lelièvre, Bertrand Godeau, Marc Michel, Frédéric Galactéros, Rachid Djoudi, Pablo Bartolucci, France Pirenne
Delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction (DHTR) is a life-threatening complication of transfusion in sickle cell disease (SCD). The frequency of DHTR is underestimated because its symptoms mimic those of vaso-occlusive crisis and antibodies (Abs) are often not detectable. No predictive factors for identifying patients likely to develop DHTR have yet been defined. We conducted a prospective single-center observational study over 30 months in adult sickle cell patients. We included 694 transfusion episodes (TEs) in 311 patients, divided into occasional TEs (OTEs: 360) and chronic transfusion program (CTEs: 334)...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924968/predictive-value-of-serum-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-ca19-9-for-early-mortality-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#5
Pedro L S Usón Junior, Donato Callegaro-Filho, Diogo D G Bugano, Fernando Moura, Fernando C Maluf
INTRODUCTION: Levels of carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) in metastatic pancreatic cancer are used in daily practice as a marker of response to chemotherapy. The association between CA19-9 levels and mortality remains uncertain. This study sought to determine the most accurate level of CA19-9 associated with early mortality, both at diagnosis and during the course of metastatic disease. METHODS: This research is a retrospective analysis of 64 patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas evaluated from January 2010 to December 2015...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924157/normal-to-mildly-increased-albuminuria-predicts-the-risk-for-diabetic-retinopathy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#6
Min-Kyung Lee, Kyung-Do Han, Jae-Hyuk Lee, Seo-Young Sohn, Oak-Kee Hong, Jee-Sun Jeong, Mee-Kyoung Kim, Ki-Hyun Baek, Ki-Ho Song, Hyuk-Sang Kwon
Albuminuria is closely associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR), but the precise role of the albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) in screening for DR remains to be determined. This study aimed to investigate an ACR threshold for predicting DR in patients with type 2 diabetes. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1,102 type 2 diabetes patients, aged ≥30 years and recruited from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2010-2011. Participants were grouped by stage of DR: mild-to-moderate nonproliferative DR (NPDR), severe NPDR, and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR)...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923870/associations-between-voriconazole-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-toxicity-and-outcome-in-liver-transplant-patients-an-observational-study
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Zahra Hashemizadeh, Parisa Badiee, Seyed Ali Malekhoseini, Hadi Raeisi Shahraki, Bita Geramizadeh, Hashem Montaseri
The aim of this study was to investigate the variability of voriconazole plasma level and its relationship with clinical outcomes and adverse events, among liver transplant recipients to optimize the efficacy and safety of their treatment. Liver transplant recipients treated with voriconazole were included and voriconazole trough levels were quantified by the validated high-performance liquid chromatography method. Cytochrome P450 genotypes of CYP2C19 were evaluated in allograft liver tissues. A total of 832 voriconazole trough levels from 104 patients were measured...
September 18, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922493/combined-use-of-clauss-and-prothrombin-time-derived-methods-for-determining-fibrinogen-concentrations-screening-for-congenital-dysfibrinogenemia
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Liqun Xiang, Meiling Luo, Jie Yan, Lin Liao, Weijie Zhou, Xuelian Deng, Donghong Deng, Peng Cheng, Faquan Lin
BACKGROUND: In this study, the significance of fibrinogen concentration assessed by a combination of Clauss and prothrombin time (PT)-derived methods for screening for congenital dysfibrinogenemia were investigated, and the screening efficiency of fibrinogen PT-derived/Clauss ratio on congenital dysfibrinogenemia was analyzed. METHODS: We compared fibrinogen concentrations determined by the Clauss, PT-derived, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methods in 73 patients with congenital dysfibrinogenemia and 81 normal controls...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921610/validation-and-adaptation-of-the-danger-assessment-5-da-5-a-brief-intimate-partner-violence-risk-assessment
#9
Jill Theresa Messing, Jacquelyn C Campbell, Carolyn Snider
AIMS: To assess the predictive validity of the DA-5 with the addition of a strangulation item in evaluating the risk of an intimate partner violence (IPV) victim being nearly killed by an intimate partner. BACKGROUND: The DA-5 was developed as a short form of the Danger Assessment for use in healthcare settings, including emergency and urgent care settings. Analyzing data from a sample of IPV survivors who had called the police for domestic violence, the DA-5 was tested with and without an item on strangulation, a potentially fatal and medically damaging IPV tactic used commonly by dangerous abusers...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921384/can-diffusion-weighted-imaging-distinguish-between-benign-and-malignant-pediatric-liver-tumors
#10
Pablo Caro-Domínguez, Abha A Gupta, Govind B Chavhan
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on utility of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the evaluation of pediatric liver lesions. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether qualitative and quantitative DWI can be used to differentiate benign and malignant pediatric liver lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed MRIs in children with focal liver lesions to qualitatively evaluate lesions noting diffusion restriction, T2 shine-through, increased diffusion, hypointensity on DWI and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps, and intermediate signal on both, and to measure ADC values...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920897/automated-analysis-of-unregistered-multi-view-mammograms-with-deep-learning
#11
Gustavo Carneiro, Jacinto Nascimento, Andrew P Bradley
We describe an automated methodology for the analysis of unregistered cranio-caudal (CC) and medio-lateral oblique (MLO) mammography views in order to estimate the patient's risk of developing breast cancer. The main innovation behind this methodology lies in the use of deep learning models for the problem of jointly classifying unregistered mammogram views and respective segmentation maps of breast lesions (i.e., masses and micro-calcifications). This is a holistic methodology that can classify a whole mammographic exam, containing the CC and MLO views and the segmentation maps, as opposed to the classification of individual lesions, which is the dominant approach in the field...
September 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920170/meniscal-extrusion-seen-on-ultrasonography-affects-the-development-of-radiographic-knee-osteoarthritis-a-3-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Daisuke Chiba, Shugo Maeda, Eiji Sasaki, Seiya Ota, Shigeyuki Nakaji, Eiichi Tsuda, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
The objective of this study is to determine whether meniscal extrusion (ME) of the medial meniscus on ultrasonography affects knee osteoarthritis (KOA) progression during 3-year follow-up. Two hundred seventy volunteers (70 men, 200 women; mean age 60.5 years) participated. Weight-bearing radiographs were evaluated. All subjects had medial radiographic KOA (Kellgren-Lawrence grade [KLG], ≥ 2) in at least one knee at baseline (BL). KLG 2 was defined as moderate KOA (MKOA); KLG 3 and 4 were defined as severe KOA (SKOA)...
September 17, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919743/nanovelcro-captured-ctc-number-concomitant-with-enhanced-serum-levels-of-mmp7-and-mmp9-enables-accurate-prediction-of-metastasis-and-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-lung-adenocarcinoma
#13
Yu Sun, Yangshan Chen, Shuhua Li, Yiyan Lei, Di Xu, Neng Jiang, Yang Zhang, Jessica Cao, Zunfu Ke
Lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) is among the most malignant cancers that frequently develops micrometastases even in early stages of the disease. Circulating tumor cell (CTC) number, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) 7, and MMP9 show great prospects as predictive biomarkers in many tumors. However, the interactions between these biomarkers and the molecular basis of their roles in the metastasis and prognosis of LADC remain unclear. The present study revealed that an elevated CTC count and overexpression of MMP7 and MMP9 correlate with metastasis and clinical progression in LADC patients (n=143)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919734/usefulness-of-the-desaturation-distance-ratio-from-the-six-minute-walk-test-for-patients-with-copd
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Yukari Fujimoto, Yutaro Oki, Masahiro Kaneko, Hideki Sakai, Shogo Misu, Takumi Yamaguchi, Yuji Mitani, Hisafumi Yasuda, Akira Ishikawa
PURPOSE: A straightforward, noninvasive method is needed to assess emphysema and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in COPD patients. The desaturation-distance ratio (DDR) is an index derived from the distance traveled and level of desaturation during a six-minute walk test (6MWT); it has previously been shown to be associated with percentage of forced expiratory volume in the first second of expiration (%FEV1.0) and percentage of diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (%DLCO). The aim of this study was to examine the associations between DDR and emphysema and PH...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919619/comparison-of-serum-bilirubin-with-transcutaneous-bilirubinometry-in-late-preterm-and-term-newborn
#15
N Nahar, M A Mannan, A C Dey, F Ahmed, K A Khan, I Jahan, S K Dey, M Shahidullah
Neonatal jaundice or hyperbilirubinemia is a common occurrence in newborns. It can progress to develop kernicterus unless intervention is initiated. Severity and decision for management are usually based on serum bilirubin which needs blood sampling. Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement is a noninvasive technique and correlates closely with serum bilirubin. This Cross sectional study was done in the Department of Neonatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University from March 2013 to August 2014 to evaluate the transcutaneous bilirubin in comparison to serum bilirubin...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919614/use-of-acute-physiology-and-chronic-health-evaluation-apache-ii-and-red-cell-distribution-width-rdw-for-assessment-of-mortality-of-patients-with-sepsis-in-icu
#16
A Q Huda, M R Karim, M A Mahmud, M S Islam, M F Haque, M R Islam, M A Hossain
Critically ill patients of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) need highest level of monitoring, intense nursing care and integrated management which are very expensive and consume significant part of hospital resources. Prediction of outcome from disease has become an essential component of health science. So, various scoring systems have been developed to predict outcome of critically ill patients in ICU. There is no perfect model of severity score to predict ICU mortality. Search for new system is still remaining as continuous efforts to find the best model to get accurate information about the prognosis and outcome of critically ill patients...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918932/building-and-verifying-a-severity-prediction-model-of-acute-pancreatitis-ap-based-on-bisap-mews-and-routine-test-indexes
#17
Jiang-Feng Ye, Yu-Xin Zhao, Jian Ju, Wei Wang
PURPOSE: To discuss the value of the Bedside Index for Severity in Acute Pancreatitis (BISAP), Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS), serum Ca2+, similarly hereinafter, and red cell distribution width (RDW) for predicting the severity grade of acute pancreatitis and to develop and verify a more accurate scoring system to predict the severity of AP. METHODS: In 302 patients with AP, we calculated BISAP and MEWS scores and conducted regression analyses on the relationships of BISAP scoring, RDW, MEWS, and serum Ca2+ with the severity of AP using single-factor logistics...
September 11, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918577/microarray-based-snp-genotyping-to-identify-genetic-risk-factors-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tnbc-in-south-indian-population
#18
M Aravind Kumar, Vineeta Singh, Shaik Mohammad Naushad, Uday Shanker, M Lakshmi Narasu
In the view of aggressive nature of Triple-Negative Breast cancer (TNBC) due to the lack of receptors (ER, PR, HER2) and high incidence of drug resistance associated with it, a case-control association study was conducted to identify the contributing genetic risk factors for Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). A total of 30 TNBC patients and 50 age and gender-matched controls of Indian origin were screened for 9,00,000 SNP markers using microarray-based SNP genotyping approach. The initial PLINK association analysis (p < 0...
September 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918478/an-ibero-american-inter-laboratory-trial-to-evaluate-serological-tests-for-the-detection-of-anti-neospora-caninum-antibodies-in-cattle
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Lucía M Campero, Javier Moreno-Gonzalo, María C Venturini, Gastón Moré, Andrea Dellarupe, Magdalena Rambeaud, Ignacio E Echaide, Beatriz Valentini, Carlos M Campero, Dadín P Moore, Dora B Cano, Marcelo Fort, Rinaldo A Mota, Marcos E Serrano-Martínez, Carlos Cruz-Vázquez, Luis M Ortega-Mora, Gema Álvarez-García
We carried out an inter-laboratory trial to compare the serological tests commonly used for the detection of specific Neospora caninum antibodies in cattle in Ibero-American countries. A total of eight laboratories participated from the following countries: Argentina (n = 4), Brazil (n = 1), Peru (n = 1), Mexico (n = 1), and Spain (n = 1). A blind panel of well-characterized cattle sera (n = 143) and sera representative of the target population (n = 351) was tested by seven in-house indirect fluorescent antibody tests (IFATs 1-7) and three enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs 1-3; two in-house and one commercial)...
September 16, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918341/is-first-trimester-hba1c-useful-in-the-diagnosis-of-gestational-diabetes
#20
David Benaiges, Juana A Flores-Le Roux, Irene Marcelo, Laura Mañé, Marta Rodríguez, Xavier Navarro, Juan J Chillarón, Gemma Llauradó, Lucia Gortazar, Juan Pedro-Botet, Antonio Payà
AIMS: To evaluate the usefulness and efficacy of first-trimester HbA1c in the diagnosis of gestational diabetes (GDM). METHODS: Prospective observational of consecutive pregnant women. All women had a first-trimester HbA1c determination and GDM screening at 24-28weeks of pregnancy using a two-step approach. A ROC curve was drawn to determine the sensitivity and specificity of HbA1c in detecting GDM and a rule-in rule-out diagnostic algorithm was proposed. The cost of the proposed algorithm was calculated...
August 30, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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