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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445241/serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-a-diagnostic-marker-in-pediatric-sepsis
#1
Nagwan Yossery Saleh, Wafaa Moustafa M Abo El Fotoh, Mahmoud A El-Hawy
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the response of the body to infection injures its own tissues and organs. The early prediction of sepsis by current clinical and laboratory methods remains inadequate. Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin level is increased in sepsis irrespective of renal dysfunction. Therefore, we aimed to correlate the serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin value determined at admission with clinical progression and severity of disease in critically ill children and to declare its role as a potential diagnostic and prognostic marker for sepsis in critically ill children in the emergency department...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443989/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-procalcitonin-for-early-intracranial-infection-after-craniotomy
#2
Y Yu, H J Li
Intracranial infection is a common clinical complication after craniotomy. We aimed to explore the diagnostic and prognostic value of dynamic changing procalcitonin (PCT) in early intracranial infection after craniotomy. A prospective study was performed on 93 patients suspected of intracranial infection after craniotomy. Routine peripheral venous blood was collected on the day of admission, and C reactive protein (CRP) and PCT levels were measured. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was collected for routine biochemical, PCT and culture assessment...
April 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443817/childhood-sustained-hypercalcemia-a-diagnostic-challenge
#3
Nisa Eda Çullas İlarslan, Zeynep Şıklar, Merih Berberoğlu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to call attention to hypercalcemia, a rare finding in children, which carries the potential of leading serious complications without proper intervention. METHODS: Diagnosis, treatment and clinical course of children with sustained hypercalcemia between 2006-2016 were reviewed. Group 1 (PTH-dependent) consisted of patients with high/unsupressed PTH level and Group 2 (PTH-independent) included cases with normal/supressed PTH level. RESULTS: Twenty patients (11 male, 9 female) with a median age of 6,25 (0,03-17,88) years were evaluated...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443584/is-the-diagnosis-of-celiac-disease-possible-without-intestinal-biopsy
#4
Maha Shomaf, Mohammad Rashid, Dana Faydi, Ahmad Halawa
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease, is defined as a state of immune mediated hyper responsiveness to dietary gluten as wheat, barley, or rye in genetically predisposed individuals, resulting in tissue damage. It affects approximately 1% of populations worldwide. The diagnosis is done by microscopic examination of small intestinal biopsy, although serologic testing for antibodies against tissue transglutaminase (tTG) and deamidated gliadin peptide can be of great advantage. It has been suggested that duodenal biopsy can be avoided in patients with high levels of tTG antibody since a relationship was found to be present between tTG antibody titers and celiac disease...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442839/the-place-of-calprotectin-lactoferrin-and-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-on-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-with-children
#5
Sevgi Buyukbese Sarsu, Ayse Binnur Erbagci, Hasan Ulusal, Suleyman Cuneyt Karakus, Özlem Gümüstekin Bulbul
The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of serum calprotectin (CP), lactoferrin (LF), and high-mobility group protein B1 (HMGB-1) levels and fecal CP and LF levels in differential diagnosis of acute uncomplicated appendicitis from other causes of abdominal pain and further from complicated appendicitis. Totally, 120 children were included grouped into 4 as: healthy controls, patients with right lower quadrant pain with other than surgical causes, patients with uncomplicated appendicitis, and patients with complicated appendicitis...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441689/coeliac-disease-further-evidence-that-biopsy-is-not-always-necessary-for-diagnosis
#6
Geoffrey K T Holmes, Julia M Forsyth, Sarah Knowles, Helen Seddon, Peter G Hill, Andrew S Austin
OBJECTIVES: Growing evidence supports the view that the diagnosis of coeliac disease (CD) can be made by serological tests alone, although this approach is still not widely accepted. We previously showed in retrospective and prospective studies that in adults an IgA-tissue transglutaminase antibody cut-off can be defined above which the positive predictive value for CD is 100%. Following a change in the analytical method for measuring the antibody, our objectives were to re-examine this finding in a larger series of adults to ascertain whether a diagnosis of CD can be reliably made in a proportion of patients without the need for small bowel biopsy and to re-evaluate the diagnostic guidelines used in our centre...
June 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441008/simultaneous-detection-of-dual-prostate-specific-antigens-using-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-based-immunoassay-for-accurate-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer
#7
Ziyi Cheng, Namhyun Choi, Rui Wang, Sangyeop Lee, Kyung Chul Moon, Soo-Young Yoon, Lingxin Chen, Jaebum Choo
Accurate analysis of specific biomarkers in clinical serum is essential for early diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Here, a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based immunoassay, using magnetic beads and SERS nano tags, was developed for the determination of free to total (f/t) prostate specific antigen (PSA) ratio to improve the diagnostic performance of prostate cancer. To assess the clinical applicability of the proposed method, SERS-based assays for the simultaneous detection of dual PSA markers, free PSA (f-PSA) and complexed PSA (c-PSA), were performed for clinical samples in the gray zone between 4...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438574/extreme-hypertriglyceridemia-pseudohyponatremia-and-pseudoacidosis-in-a-neonate-with-lipoprotein-lipase-deficiency-due-to-segmental-uniparental-disomy
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Ambika P Ashraf, Anna C E Hurst, Abhimanyu Garg
Extreme hypertriglyceridemia is rare in the neonatal period. We report a neonate with lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency who presented with diagnostic and management conundrum. A full-term 36-day-old female was noted to have "Pepto-Bismol like" blood when repeating a newborn screening. The initial plasma triglyceride level was 24,318 mg/dL. The laboratory tests revealed serum bicarbonate level of <5 mmol/L, sodium of 127 mmol/L, and severe anemia. There were no signs of acute distress. The point of care capillary blood testing, however, demonstrated normal serum pH (7...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438521/modified-dot-elisa-for-diagnosis-of-human-trichinellosis
#9
Eman E Taher, Eman M H Méabed, Dina M H El Akkad, Nancy O Kamel, Maha A Sabry
This study aimed to modify Dot-Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (dot-ELISA) for the diagnosis of human trichinellosis and to compare its performance with indirect ELISA and Western-blot assay (EITB). A total of 175 human serum samples were enrolled in the study. Indirect ELISA was used for the primary diagnosis. EITB versus fractionated 1st larval stage excretory-secretory antigens (TL-1 ESA) revealed three specific protein fractions at MW of 45, 50, and 55 kilo Dalton (kDa). Dot-ELISA was performed in two ways...
April 21, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438138/accuracy-of-serum-procalcitonin-for-the-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-neonates-and-children-with-systemic-inflammatory-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
#10
Giuseppe Pontrelli, Franco De Crescenzo, Roberto Buzzetti, Alessandro Jenkner, Sara Balduzzi, Francesca Calò Carducci, Donato Amodio, Maia De Luca, Sara Chiurchiù, Elin Haf Davies, Giorgia Copponi, Alessandra Simonetti, Elena Ferretti, Valeria Di Franco, Virginia Rasi, Martina Della Corte, Luca Gramatica, Marco Ciabattini, Susanna Livadiotti, Paolo Rossi
BACKGROUND: A number of biomarkers have been studied for the diagnosis of sepsis in paediatrics, but no gold standard has been identified. Procalcitonin (PCT) was demonstrated to be an accurate biomarker for the diagnosis of sepsis in adults and showed to be promising in paediatrics. Our study reviewed the diagnostic accuracy of PCT as an early biomarker of sepsis in neonates and children with suspected sepsis. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was carried out in Medline/Pubmed, Embase, ISI Web of Science, CINAHL and Cochrane Library, for studies assessing PCT accuracy in the diagnosis of sepsis in children and neonates with suspected sepsis...
April 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437459/management-and-outcomes-of-severe-dengue-patients-presenting-with-sepsis-in-a-tropical-country
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Prapit Teparrukkul, Viriya Hantrakun, Nicholas P J Day, T Eoin West, Direk Limmathurotsakul
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a common cause of infection in adults in tropical countries. Sepsis is a syndrome of systemic manifestations induced by infection of any organisms; including bacterial, fungal and viral agents. Here, we investigated the diagnosis, management and outcomes of dengue patients presenting with sepsis in a prospective study of community-acquired sepsis in Thailand. METHODS: From June to December 2015, 874 adult patients (age≥18 years) with suspected or documented community-acquired infection, with ≥3 diagnostic criteria for sepsis according to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2012, and within 24 hours of admission were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437325/presenting-features-and-prognosis-of-ischemic-and-nonischemic-neonatal-liver-failure
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Carlos Zozaya Nieto, Beatriz Fernández Caamaño, Gema Muñoz Bartolo, Juan J Menéndez Suso, Esteban Frauca Remacha, Eva Valverde Núñez
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiological features, clinical characteristics and outcomes of neonates diagnosed with liver failure, as well as determine prognostic factors. METHODS: Cohort study conducted at a single tertiary referral and university-affiliated pediatric center. Hospital records of all neonates diagnosed with liver failure between January 2003 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed, and data on clinical and laboratory findings, treatment, and outcomes were collected...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435998/a-6-year-old-boy-with-wilson-disease-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#13
Ramaswamy Ganesh, N Suresh, T Vasanthi, Malathi Sathiyasekaran, R Thulasiraman
A 6-year-old boy presented with 2 months history of progressive abdominal distension and jaundice. He was deeply icteric with ascites, hepatosplenomegaly, hyperbilirubinemia, raised transaminases, and coagulopathy. Viral markers and slit lamp examination for Kayser-Fleischer ring were negative. Serum ceruloplasmin and 24-h urinary copper post-D-pencillamine challenge were normal. Anti-smooth muscle antibody was positive 1:20, and liver biopsy showed micronodular cirrhosis with abundant Mallory hyaline and stainable copper deposits...
April 24, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435324/symptomatic-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-adult-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#14
Nael Alakel, Friedrich Stölzel, Brigitte Mohr, Michael Kramer, Uta Oelschlägel, Christoph Röllig, Martin Bornhäuser, Gerhard Ehninger, Markus Schaich
INTRODUCTION: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) rarely involves the central nervous system (CNS). Little is known about the clinical course in adult AML patients since most studies examined pediatric patients. Therefore, this study analyzed the data of patients treated in three prospective trials of the "Study Alliance Leukemia" (SAL) study group for CNS involvement. METHODS: In all, 3,261 AML patients included in the prospective AML96, AML2003, and AML60+ trials of the SAL study group were analyzed...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433100/diagnosis-of-wilson-disease
#15
Peter Ferenci
Clinical presentation of Wilson disease can vary widely; therefore diagnosis is not always straightforward. Wilson disease is not just a disease of children and young adults, but may present at any age. The key features of Wilson disease are liver disease and cirrhosis, neuropsychiatric disturbances, Kayser-Fleischer rings, and acute episodes of hemolysis, often in association with acute liver failure. Diagnosis is particularly difficult in children and in adults presenting with active liver disease. None of the available laboratory tests is perfect and may not be specific for Wilson disease...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432940/a-sandwich-immunoassay-for-brucellosis-diagnosis-based-on-immune-magnetic-beads-and-quantum-dots
#16
Li Li, Dehui Yin, Kun Xu, Yushen Liu, Dandan Song, Juan Wang, Chao Zhao, Xiuling Song, Juan Li
Brucellosis is a serious zoonosis with a rapid increase in incidence across epidemic regions. Currently, there are numerous methods for diagnosing brucellosis. However, these studies often have a few defects, such as low sensitivity, poor specificity, time consuming, laborious, and even potential biological risk. To overcome these shortcomings, we have developed a rapid, sensitive and accurate diagnosis procedure for brucellosis based on the immune magnetic beads (IMB) probe and quantum dots (QDs) - staphylococcal protein A (SPA) probe...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432683/prospective-evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-value-of-sensitive-kit-d816v-mutation-analysis-of-blood-in-adults-with-suspected-systemic-mastocytosis
#17
Thomas Kristensen, Hanne Vestergaard, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Charlotte Gotthard Mortz, Henrik Fomsgaard Kjaer, Markus Ollert, Michael Boe Møller, Sigurd Broesby-Olsen
BACKGROUND: Sensitive KIT D816V mutation analysis of blood has been proposed to guide bone marrow (BM) investigation in suspected systemic mastocytosis (SM). The aim of this prospective study was for the first time to compare the D816V-status of the "screening blood sample" used to guide BM biopsy in suspected SM to the outcome of the subsequent BM investigation. METHODS: 58 adult patients with suspected SM were included. The outcome of sensitive KIT D816V-analysis of blood was compared to the result of the BM investigation...
April 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431934/etiological-analysis-and-epidemiological-comparison-among-adult-cap-and-nhcap-patients-in-okinawa-japan
#18
Gretchen Parrott, Daijiro Nebeya, Takeshi Kinjo, Kazuya Miyagi, Shusaku Haranaga, Futoshi Higa, Masao Tateyama, Jiro Fujita
BACKGROUND: Etiological epidemiology and diagnosis are important issues for CAP and NHCAP. Despite the availability of effective therapies, significant morbidity and mortality ensues. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the etiology of 200 pneumonia patients at the University of the Ryukyus Hospital. Patients were categorized into CAP (n = 97) or NHCAP (n = 103), according to the Japanese Respiratory Society guidelines. Diagnoses were made using clinical tests including, Gram stain, bacterial culture, serum and urinary tests...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431568/a-case-report-of-severe-calciphylaxis-suggested-approach-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#19
Margret Patecki, Gabriele Lehmann, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Jessica Schmitz, Anna Bertram, Lars Daniel Berthold, Hermann Haller, Wilfried Gwinner
BACKGROUND: Calciphylaxis is a serious complication in patients with chronic kidney disease associated mineral and bone disorder. It can occur in conditions with low and high bone turnover. So far, there are no definite diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines which may prevent the devastating outcome in many calciphylaxis patients. We report a case which clearly illustrates that knowledge of the underlying bone disorder is essential for a directed treatment. Based on this experience we discuss a systematic diagnostic and therapeutic approach in patients with calciphylaxis...
April 21, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431198/serum-amylase-and-lipase-and-urinary-trypsinogen-and-amylase-for-diagnosis-of-acute-pancreatitis
#20
REVIEW
Gianluca Rompianesi, Angus Hann, Oluyemi Komolafe, Stephen P Pereira, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: The treatment of people with acute abdominal pain differs if they have acute pancreatitis. It is important to know the diagnostic accuracy of serum amylase, serum lipase, urinary trypsinogen-2, and urinary amylase for the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, so that an informed decision can be made as to whether the person with abdominal pain has acute pancreatitis. There is currently no Cochrane review of the diagnostic test accuracy of serum amylase, serum lipase, urinary trypsinogen-2, and urinary amylase for the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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