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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646949/recognition-and-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-neonates
#1
Joanne L Calley, Adilia Warris
Fungal infections largely caused by Candida species are responsible for a significant disease burden in neonates and invasive candidiasis in hospitalised neonates has high associated morbidity and mortality. Early initiation of antifungal treatment improves outcome but the recognition and diagnosis of systemic fungal infection in this population is difficult due to the non-specific clinical presentation and the high false negative rate of cultures. There is a need for a practical, sensitive and rapid diagnostic test to enhance identification and early treatment...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646744/systematic-biobanking-novel-imaging-techniques-and-advanced-molecular-analysis-for-precise-tumor-diagnosis-and-therapy-the-polish-mobit-project
#2
Jacek Niklinski, Adam Kretowski, Marcin Moniuszko, Joanna Reszec, Anna Michalska-Falkowska, Magdalena Niemira, Michal Ciborowski, Radoslaw Charkiewicz, Dorota Jurgilewicz, Miroslaw Kozlowski, Rodryg Ramlau, Cezary Piwkowski, Miroslaw Kwasniewski, Monika Kaczmarek, Andrzej Ciereszko, Tomasz Wasniewski, Robert Mroz, Wojciech Naumnik, Ewa Sierko, Magdalena Paczkowska, Joanna Kisluk, Anetta Sulewska, Adam Cybulski, Zenon Mariak, Boguslaw Kedra, Jacek Szamatowicz, Paweł Kurzawa, Lukasz Minarowski, Angelika Edyta Charkiewicz, Barbara Mroczko, Jolanta Malyszko, Christian Manegold, Lothar Pilz, Heike Allgayer, Mohammed L Abba, Hartmut Juhl, Frauke Koch
Personalized and precision medicine is gaining recognition due to the limitations by standard diagnosis and treatment; many areas of medicine, from cancer to psychiatry, are moving towards tailored and individualized treatment for patients based on their clinical characteristics and genetic signatures as well as novel imaging techniques. Advances in whole genome sequencing have led to identification of genes involved in a variety of diseases. Moreover, biomarkers indicating severity of disease or susceptibility to treatment are increasingly being characterized...
June 21, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643748/diagnostic-efficacy-of-free-prostate-specific-antigen-total-prostate-specific-antigen-ratio-for-the-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-in-low-concentration-%C3%A2-4-ng-ml-and-intermediate-levels-of-total-prostate-specific-antigen-4-01-10-0-ng-ml
#3
Selahattin Caliskan
AIM OF STUDY: Serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a useful tumor biomarker for prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis. In this study, I aimed to compare the free/total PSA (fPSA%) with PSA alone for their usefulness in diagnosis for PCa. METHODS: The patients who underwent prostate biopsy between January 2010 and January 2015 were evaluated retrospectively. Data were expressed as a mean + standard error and P < 0.05 as considered with statistical significance (Med Calc 14...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643348/the-construction-of-a-panel-of-serum-amino-acids-for-the-identification-of-early-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#4
Rui Li, Jinna Dai, Hui Kang
BACKGROUND: Serum creatinine, urea, and cystatin-c are standardly used for the evaluation of renal function in the clinic. However, some patients have chronic kidney disease but still retain kidney function; a conventional serum index in these patients can be completely normal. Serum amino acid levels can reflect subtle changes in metabolism and are closely related to renal function. Here, we investigated how amino acids change as renal impairment increases. METHODS: Subjects were divided into three groups by renal function glomerular filtration rate: healthy controls, patients with chronic kidney disease with normal kidney function, and patients with chronic kidney disease with decreased kidney function group...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641311/characterisation-of-blood-derived-exosomal-htert-mrna-secretion-in-cancer-patients-a-potential-pan-cancer-marker
#5
Hadar Goldvaser, Anna Gutkin, Einat Beery, Yonatan Edel, Jardena Nordenberg, Ofir Wolach, Ester Rabizadeh, Orit Uziel, Meir Lahav
BACKGROUND: Telomerase (human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT)) is considered a hallmark of cancer. The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility of the detection of hTERT transcripts in serum as a 'pan-cancer' diagnostic method. METHODS: Human telomerase reverse transcriptase mRNA levels were determined in serum and serum-derived exosomes from 133 patients with different malignancies and 45 healthy controls. In four patients hTERT mRNA levels were measured in different clinical stages...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640798/evaluation-of-placental-and-fetal-tissue-specimens-for-zika-virus-infection-50-states-and-district-of-columbia-january-december-2016
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Sarah Reagan-Steiner, Regina Simeone, Elizabeth Simon, Julu Bhatnagar, Titilope Oduyebo, Rebecca Free, Amy M Denison, Demi B Rabeneck, Sascha Ellington, Emily Petersen, Joy Gary, Gillian Hale, M Kelly Keating, Roosecelis B Martines, Atis Muehlenbachs, Jana Ritter, Ellen Lee, Alexander Davidson, Erin Conners, Sarah Scotland, Kayleigh Sandhu, Andrea Bingham, Elizabeth Kassens, Lou Smith, Kirsten St George, Nina Ahmad, Mary Tanner, Suzanne Beavers, Brooke Miers, Kelley VanMaldeghem, Sumaiya Khan, Ingrid Rabe, Carolyn Gould, Dana Meaney-Delman, Margaret A Honein, Wun-Ju Shieh, Denise J Jamieson, Marc Fischer, Sherif R Zaki
Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause congenital microcephaly and brain abnormalities (1), and detection of Zika virus RNA in clinical and tissue specimens can provide definitive laboratory evidence of recent Zika virus infection. Whereas duration of viremia is typically short, prolonged detection of Zika virus RNA in placental, fetal, and neonatal brain tissue has been reported and can provide key diagnostic information by confirming recent Zika virus infection (2). In accordance with recent guidance (3,4), CDC provides Zika virus testing of placental and fetal tissues in clinical situations where this information could add diagnostic value...
June 23, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638960/comparative-diagnostic-evaluation-of-omp31-gene-based-taqman%C3%A2-real-time-pcr-assay-with-visual-lamp-assay-and-indirect-elisa-for-caprine-brucellosis
#7
Suman Saini, V K Gupta, K Gururaj, D D Singh, R V S Pawaiya, N K Gangwar, A K Mishra, Deepak Dwivedi, Dimple Andani, Ashok Kumar, T K Goswami
Brucellosis is one of the leading causes of abortion in domestic animals that imposes costs on both economy and society. The disease is highly zoonotic and poses risk to animal handlers due to its zoonotic nature. It causes stillbirth, loss of kids and abortion in last term of pregnancy. Reproductive damage includes infertility in does and orchitis and epididymitis in breeding bucks, which result in high financial losses to farmers and the agriculture industry as a whole. It requires highly sensitive and specific assays to diagnose the disease at field level...
June 21, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638795/potential-prognostic-biomarkers-in-pancreatic-juice-of-resectable-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#8
REVIEW
Shefali Agrawal
Despite potentially curative surgery pancreatic cancer has a dismal prognosis. Serum cancer antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) correlates with tumor burden, resectability and survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Identification of novel biomarkers may facilitate early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and improve survival. Pancreatic juice is a rich source of cancer-specific proteins rendering it a promising tool for identifying biomarkers. Recent proteomic and microRNA expression analyses have identified several biomarkers of potential diagnostic and prognostic value...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638226/validation-of-a-serum-microrna-panel-as-biomarkers-for-early-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-post-hepatitis-c-infection-in-egyptian-patients
#9
Moustafa Nouh Elemeery, Ahmed Noah Badr, Marwa Anwar Mohamed, Doaa Ahmed Ghareeb
AIM: To investigate the prospective importance of serum micro (mi)RNAs (miR-125b, miR-138b, miR-1269, miR-214-5p, miR-494, miR375 and miR-145) as early biomarkers for the diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Two-hundred and fifty HCV4a patients, 224 HCV4a-HCC patients, and 84 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Expression levels of miR214-5p, miR-125b, miR-1269 and miR-375 were quantified using quantitative real-time PCR...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637732/outpatient-percutaneous-native-renal-biopsy-safety-profile-in-a-large-monocentric-cohort
#10
Dario Roccatello, Savino Sciascia, Daniela Rossi, Carla Naretto, Mario Bazzan, Laura Solfietti, Simone Baldovino, Elisa Menegatti
OBJECTIVES: We aim to evaluate the safety of performing percutaneous native kidney biopsy (PKB) as an outpatient procedure (implying an observation period of 6 hours) compared with the traditional inpatient policy. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Group I, in whom PKB was performed in the outpatient department (2012-2016) and followed by 6 hours' observation period and then by regular outpatient visits and group II, in whom PKB was performed and followed by at least 1 day hospital admission...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636889/complications-of-hematopoietic-stem-transplantation-fungal-infections
#11
REVIEW
Ali S Omrani, Reem S Almaghrabi
Patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at increased risk of invasive fungal infections, especially during the early neutropenic phase and severe graft-versus-host disease. Mold-active prophylaxis should be limited to the highest risk groups. Empiric antifungal therapy for HSCT with persistent febrile neutropenia is associated with unacceptable response rates, unnecessary antifungal therapy, increased risk of toxicity, and inflated costs. Empiric therapy should not be a substitute for detailed work up to identify the cause of fever in such patients...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636187/dual-labeled-chemiluminescence-enzyme-immunoassay-for-simultaneous-measurement-of-total-prostate-specific-antigen-tpsa-and-free-prostate-specific-antigen-fpsa
#12
Lixia Zhao, Dan Wang, Gen Shi, Ling Lin
The specificity for early diagnostic of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is low because the current technology mostly allows the detection of only one biomarker at one time. In this work, a dual-labeled chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) for simultaneous measurement of total PSA (TPSA) and free PSA (FPSA) was proposed. Anti-PSA McAb (Mab1) was immobilized on a microplate as the solid phase, horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-labeled anti-TPSA monoclonal antibody (McAb2) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP)-labeled anti-FPSA McAb3 were used as detection antibodies...
June 21, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632724/oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-can-be-differentiated-from-healthy-individuals-with-label-free-serum-proteomics
#13
Mayank Saraswat, Antti Mäkitie, Rahul Agarwal, Sakari Joenväärä, Suvi Renkonen
BACKGROUND: No blood biomarkers to detect early oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) without clinical signs exist - diagnosis is solely based on histology of a visible tumour. Most OSCC patients are diagnosed at advanced stage, which leads to significant morbidity and poor survival. Our aim was to find the serum screening or detection biomarkers in OSCC. METHODS: Serum samples from patients with OSCC treated at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital (Finland) were collected...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630417/ultrarapid-measurement-of-diagnostic-antibodies-by-magnetic-capture-of-immune-complexes
#14
Peter D Burbelo, Sreenivasulu Gunti, Jason M Keller, Caryn G Morse, Steven G Deeks, Michail S Lionakis, Amit Kapoor, Qingxue Li, Jeffrey I Cohen, Abner L Notkins, Ilias Alevizos
Rapid point-of-care, antibody-based testing is not currently available for the diagnosis of most autoimmune and infectious diseases. Here we report a simple, robust and ultrafast fluid-phase immunocapture method for clinical measurements of antibody levels. This method employs neodymium magnetic sticks that capture protein A/G-coated paramagnetic beads bound to antibody-luciferase-labeled antigen complexes. We demonstrate the ability to effectively measure specific antibody levels in serum samples from patients with varied infectious or autoimmune disorders, and in the case of Sjögren's syndrome directly in saliva, requiring about a minute per assay...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629188/serum-biomarkers-for-discrimination-between-hepatitis-c-related-arthropathy-and-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Isabela Siloşi, Lidia Boldeanu, Viorel Biciuşcă, Maria Bogdan, Carmen Avramescu, Citto Taisescu, Vlad Padureanu, Mihail Virgil Boldeanu, Anica Dricu, Cristian Adrian Siloşi
In the present study, we aimed to estimate the concentrations of cytokines (interleukin 6, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, TNF-α) and auto-antibodies (rheumatoid factor IgM isotype, IgM-RF, antinuclear auto-antibodies, ANA, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies IgG isotype, IgG anti-CCP3.1, anti-cardiolipin IgG isotype, IgG anti-aCL) in serum of patients with eRA (early rheumatoid arthritis) and HCVrA (hepatitis C virus-related arthropathy) and to assess the utility of IL-6, TNF-α together with IgG anti-CCP and IgM-RF in distinguishing between patients with true eRA and HCVrA, in the idea of using them as differential immunomarkers...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628634/protein-signature-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-serum-of-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-the-case-of-apolipoprotein-a-1-proteoforms
#16
Chiara Fania, Beatrice Arosio, Daniele Capitanio, Enrica Torretta, Cristina Gussago, Evelyn Ferri, Daniela Mari, Cecilia Gelfi
In the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) total tau (T-tau), tau phosphorylated at threonine 181 (P-tau181), and the 42 amino acid isoform of alpha β-amyloid (Aβ) are well established surrogate CSF markers. However, there is a constant need for new diagnostic markers to identify the disease at a very early stage. The identification of new molecules for AD diagnosis and monitoring in CSF is hampered by several "confounding" factors including intra- and inter-individual, pre-analytical and analytical variabilities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627551/gold-loaded-nanoporous-iron-oxide-nanocubes-a-novel-dispersible-capture-agent-for-tumor-associated-autoantibody-analysis-in-serum
#17
Sharda Yadav, Mostafa Kamal Masud, Md Nazmul Islam, Vinod Gopalan, Alfred King-Yin Lam, Shunsuke Tanaka, Nam-Trung Nguyen, Md Shahriar Al Hossain, Cuiling Li, Md Yusuke Yamauchi, Muhammad J A Shiddiky
Autoantibodies are produced against tumor associated antigens (TAAs) long before the appearance of any symptoms and thus can serve as promising, non-invasive biomarkers for early diagnosis of cancer. Current conventional methods for autoantibody detection are highly invasive and mostly provide diagnosis in the later stages of cancer. Herein we report a new electrochemical method for early detection of p53 autoantibodies against colon cancer using a strategy that combines the strength of gold-loaded nanoporous iron oxide nanocube (Au@NPFe2O3NC)-based capture and purification while incorporating the inherent simplicity, inexpensive, and portable nature of the electrochemical and naked-eye colorimetric readouts...
June 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626863/prolactin-correction-for-adequacy-of-petrosal-sinus-cannulation-may-diminish-diagnostic-accuracy-in-cushing-s-disease
#18
Sunita Mc De Sousa, Ann I McCormack, Shaun McGrath, David J Torpy
OBJECTIVE: Petrosal venous prolactin concentrations have been promoted to improve the diagnostic accuracy of inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS), beyond that achieved with ACTH measurement alone, in diagnosing a pituitary ACTH source, and determining corticotrophinoma side (L/R). Our objective was to assess the effect of using prolactin to confirm adequacy of petrosal cannulation in a cohort of patients with ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626765/serum-metabolomics-profiling-to-identify-biomarkers-for-unstable-angina
#19
Wei Yao, Yuxia Gao, Zheng Wan
Although statistical evidence is clear regarding the dangerousness of unstable angina (UA), a form of coronary heart disease (CHD) characterised by high mortality and morbidity globally, it is important to recognise that diagnostic precision for the condition is unfavourable. In the present research, to gain insight into candidate biomarkers, the author draws on (1)H NMR-based serum metabolic profiling to analyze the unstable angina pectoris (UAP) metabolic signatures; this constitutes an effective way to produce medical diagnosis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
#20
Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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