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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910861/paper-based-crp-monitoring-devices
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Shang-Chi Lin, Chung-Yuh Tseng, Po-Liang Lai, Min-Yen Hsu, Shueh-Yao Chu, Fan-Gang Tseng, Chao-Min Cheng
Here, we discuss the development of a paper-based diagnostic device that is inexpensive, portable, easy-to-use, robust, and capable of running simultaneous tests to monitor a relevant inflammatory protein for clinical diagnoses i.e. C-reactive protein (CRP). In this study, we first attempted to make a paper-based diagnostic device via the wax printing method, a process that was used in previous studies. This device has two distinct advantages: 1) reduced manufacturing and assay costs and operation duration via using wax printing method to define hydrophobic boundaries (for fluidic devices or general POC devices); and, 2) the hydrophilicity of filter paper, which is used to purify and chromatographically correct interference caused by whole blood components with a tiny amount of blood sample (only 5 μL)...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904760/serum-glycoprotein-derived-n-and-o-linked-glycans-as-cancer-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Ying Lan, Cui Hao, Xuan Zeng, Yanli He, Pengjiao Zeng, Zhihua Guo, Lijuan Zhang
Early detection of cancer is the key to improving survival. Since most clinically used serum cancer biomarkers are either glycoproteins or glycan structures that can be recognized by specific monoclonal antibodies, developing glycan structure-based biomarkers from human serum/plasma glycoproteins through mass spectrometry (MS) analysis are active research field during the past decades. Numerous studies have shown that changes in serum/plasma glycan structures occur during cancer initiation, progression, and treatment...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904243/a-systematic-approach-to-patients-with-jaundice
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REVIEW
Bilal Gondal, Andrew Aronsohn
Jaundice is a clinical manifestation of disorders of underlying bilirubin metabolism, hepatocellular dysfunction, or biliary obstruction. As clinical presentations of yellowing of eyes or skin can be somewhat nonspecific for the underlying etiology of disease, a stepwise approach to evaluation is necessary for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. In this review, we discuss underlying mechanisms of cholestasis and jaundice as well as laboratory and imaging modalities needed to evaluate a patient presenting with hyperbilirubinemia...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903331/biomarkers-in-prodromal-parkinson-disease-a-qualitative-review
#4
Christine A Cooper, Lama M Chahine
BACKGROUND: Over the past several years, the concept of prodromal Parkinson disease (PD) has been increasingly recognized. This term refers to individuals who do not fulfill motor diagnostic criteria for PD, but who have clinical, genetic, or biomarker characteristics suggesting risk of developing PD in the future. Clinical diagnosis of prodromal PD has low specificity, prompting the need for objective biomarkers with higher specificity. In this qualitative review, we discuss objectively defined putative biomarkers for PD and prodromal PD...
November 2016: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903234/acute-phase-proteins-and-their-potential-role-as-an-indicator-for-fish-health-and-in-diagnosis-of-fish-diseases
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Suvra Roy, Vikash Kumar, Vikas Kumar, B K Behera
The acute phase proteins are biochemically and functionally unrelated protein predominantly synthesized in the liver. The local inflammatory cells i.e. macrophages and neutrophils secretes various cytokines like IL-1, IL-6, IL-8 (interleukins) and TNF-α into bloodstream in response to injury and tissue damage, which stimulate hepatocytes to produce protein and release them into the circulation; these proteins are called as acute phase protein (e.g. C-reactive protein (CRP), serum amyloid A (SAA), metal binding protein, lysozyme, lectin, etc...
November 21, 2016: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902424/clinical-evaluation-of-mucorales-specific-real-time-pcr-assay-in-tissue-and-serum-samples
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Jan Springer, Michaela Lackner, Christian Ensinger, Brigitte Risslegger, Charles Oliver Morton, David Nachbaur, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Hermann Einsele, Werner J Heinz, Juergen Loeffler
Molecular diagnostic assays can accelerate the diagnosis of fungal infections and subsequently improve patient outcomes. In particular, the detection of infections due to Mucorales is still challenging for laboratories and physicians. The aim of this study was to evaluate a probe-based Mucorales-specific real-time PCR assay (Muc18S) using tissue and serum samples from patients suffering from invasive mucormycosis (IMM). This assay can detect a broad range of clinically relevant Mucorales species and can be used to complement existing diagnostic tests or to screen high-risk patients...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899552/prognostic-value-of-free-light-chains-lambda-and-kappa-in-early-multiple-sclerosis
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Margarete M Voortman, Tatjana Stojakovic, Lukas Pirpamer, Margit Jehna, Christian Langkammer, Hubert Scharnagl, Markus Reindl, Stefan Ropele, Thomas Seifert-Held, Juan-Jose Archelos, Siegrid Fuchs, Christian Enzinger, Franz Fazekas, Michael Khalil
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) immunoglobulin free light chains (FLC) have been suggested as quantitative alternative to oligoclonal bands (OCB) in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, little is known on their role in predicting clinical and paraclinical disease progression, particularly in early stages. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prognostic value of FLC in OCB-positive patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) suggestive of MS and early MS...
November 29, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899014/differentiation-between-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-polycystic-ovarian-morphology-by-means-of-an-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-cutoff-value
#8
Do Kyeong Song, Jee-Young Oh, Hyejin Lee, Yeon-Ah Sung
Background/Aims: Although increased serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) level has been suggested to be a surrogate marker of polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM), its association with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is controversial, and its diagnostic value has not been determined. We aimed to observe the relationship between the AMH level and PCOS phenotypes and to determine the optimal cutoff value of AMH for the diagnosis of PCOS in young Korean women. Methods: We recruited 207 women with PCOS (120 with PCOM and 87 without PCOM) and 220 regular cycling women with normoandrogenemia (100 with PCOM and 120 without PCOM)...
November 30, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898397/multicenter-performance-evaluation-of-a-second-generation-cortisol-assay
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Michael Vogeser, Jürgen Kratzsch, Yoon Ju Bae, Mathias Bruegel, Uta Ceglarek, Tom Fiers, Alexander Gaudl, Hedwig Kurka, Christoph Milczynski, Cristina Prat Knoll, Anna C Suhr, Daniel Teupser, Ingrid Zahn, Richard E Ostlund
BACKGROUND: Untreated disorders of the adrenocortical system, such as Cushing's or Addison's disease, can be fatal, and accurate quantification of a patient's cortisol levels is vital for diagnosis. The objective of this study was to assess the analytical performance of a new fully-automated Elecsys® Cortisol II assay (second generation) to measure cortisol levels in serum and saliva. METHODS: Four European investigational sites assessed the intermediate precision and reproducibility of the Cortisol II assay (Roche Diagnostics) under routine conditions...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897324/serum-cystatin-c-is-not-superior-to-serum-creatinine-for-early-diagnosis-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-who-underwent-angiography
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Qian Xu, Na-Na Wang, Shao-Bin Duan, Na Liu, Rong Lei, Wei Cheng, Shun-Ke Zhou
BACKGROUND: Iodiated contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious complication of contrast-enhanced imaging. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivities and specificities of serum cystatin C (sCys C) and serum creatinine (sCr) for CIN and to further investigate difference of the incidence, risk factors, and in-hospital and 3-month prognosis of CIN according to sCys C criteria and sCr criteria. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 213 patients who underwent angiography...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896569/anti-pituitary-antibodies-against-corticotrophs-in-igg4-related-hypophysitis
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Naoko Iwata, Shintaro Iwama, Yoshihisa Sugimura, Yoshinori Yasuda, Kohtaro Nakashima, Seiji Takeuchi, Daisuke Hagiwara, Yoshihiro Ito, Hidetaka Suga, Motomitsu Goto, Ryoichi Banno, Patrizio Caturegli, Teruhiko Koike, Yoshiharu Oshida, Hiroshi Arima
PURPOSE: IgG4-related disease is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells into multiple organs, including the pituitary gland. Autoimmunity is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of IgG4-related disease. The diagnosis of IgG4-related hypophysitis (IgG4-RH) is difficult because its clinical features, such as pituitary swelling and hypopituitarism, are similar to those of other pituitary diseases, including lymphocytic hypophysitis and sellar/suprasellar tumors...
November 28, 2016: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896445/serum-1-5-anhydroglucitol-level-as-a-screening-tool-for-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-community-based-population-at-high-risk-of-diabetes
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Yao Wang, Yuexing Yuan, Yanli Zhang, Chenghao Lei, Yi Zhou, Jiajia He, Zilin Sun
AIMS: Early diagnosis of diabetes yields significant clinical benefits; however, currently available diagnostic tools for community-based population are limited. This study aimed to assess the value of serum 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) for the diagnosis and screening of diabetes mellitus in a community-based population at high risk of diabetes. METHODS: In this diagnostic test, 1170 participants underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test. Venous blood samples were collected for fasting blood glucose (FBG), 2-h postprandial blood glucose (PBG), and glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurements...
November 28, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895429/potential-model-for-differential-diagnosis-between-crohn-s-disease-and-primary-intestinal-lymphoma
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Tian-Yu Zhang, Yun Lin, Rong Fan, Shu-Rong Hu, Meng-Meng Cheng, Mao-Chen Zhang, Li-Wen Hong, Xiao-Lin Zhou, Zheng-Ting Wang, Jie Zhong
AIM: To evaluate the usefulness of different parameters to differentiate Crohn's disease (CD) from primary intestinal lymphoma (PIL). METHODS: The medical records of 85 patients with CD and 56 patients with PIL were reviewed retrospectively. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, endoscopic, and computed tomographic enterography (CTE) parameters were collected. The univariate value of each parameter was analyzed. A differentiation model was established by pooling all the valuable parameters...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895404/presepsin-teardown-pitfalls-of-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-bacterial-infection-in-cirrhosis
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Maria Papp, Tamas Tornai, Zsuzsanna Vitalis, Istvan Tornai, David Tornai, Tamas Dinya, Andrea Sumegi, Peter Antal-Szalmas
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic value of presepsin in cirrhosis-associated bacterial infections. METHODS: Two hundred and sixteen patients with cirrhosis were enrolled. At admission, the presence of bacterial infections and level of plasma presepsin, serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) were evaluated. Patients were followed for three months to assess the possible association between presepsin level and short-term mortality. RESULTS: Present 34...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890084/comparison-of-molecular-and-conventional-methods-for-the-diagnosis-of-fasciola-hepatica-infection-in-the-field
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Maria Immaculata Arifin, Johan Höglund, Adam Novobilský
The liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica, is one of the major parasite threats to livestock industries world-wide. In sheep and cattle, F. hepatica infection is commonly diagnosed using a range of methods. Aside from conventional coprological and serological diagnostic methods, there are also several molecular methods available based on the detection of liver fluke DNA in faeces. In this study, the outcomes of faecal egg count (FEC), serology and coproantigen ELISA (cELISA) were compared with the performance of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) in diagnosis of F...
December 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889980/-the-importance-of-free-nucleic-acids-in-the-non-invasive-diagnostics
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Bálint Nagy, Zoltán Csanádi, Róbert Póka
There is a great interest to determine the physiological role of "free" nucleic acids, and to use them in the clinical diagnostics. These could be DNA, mRNA, microRNA and long non-coding RNA molecules, they are in the body fluids, like serum, tear, saliva, etc. Their exact role in the normal and pathological physiological processes is still in the focus of the research, while their use in the diagnostics is becoming more and more important. The use of "free" DNA in the non-invasive prenatal diagnosis is the first clinical application of the new generation sequencers, these methods are able to reach 99...
November 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889897/growth-differentiation-factor-15-is-a-novel-diagnostic-biomarker-of-mitochondrial-diseases
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Xinbo Ji, Lizhen Zhao, Kunqian Ji, Yuying Zhao, Wei Li, Rui Zhang, Ying Hou, Jianqiang Lu, Chuanzhu Yan
The present study aimed to investigate whether serum growth differentiation factor 15 concentration is a valuable and reliable diagnostic biomarker of mitochondrial diseases. We examined consecutive patients with mitochondrial diseases, in comparison with patients with non-mitochondrial disease neuromuscular disorders and healthy controls. The serum concentrations of growth differentiation factor 15 were measured by ELISA, and compared with those of FGF21, lactate, and creatine kinase. We also evaluated the correlations between growth differentiation factor 15 concentrations and the Newcastle Mitochondrial Disease Adult Scale, numbers of ragged-red fibers, and COX-negative fibers in the biopsied muscles...
November 26, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889534/serum-annexin-a2-level-is-associated-with-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Wei Zhang, Chunhai Gao, Shaohua Zhang, Guiqing Fang
PURPOSE: In several human cancer types, serum annexin A2 levels are increased, but little is known regarding oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This study aimed to measure serum annexin A2 levels in OSCC patients and assess the association with diagnosis and prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study compared serum annexin A2 concentrations in a group of OSCC patients and a control group. The predictor variable was the presence or absence of OSCC, and the outcome variable was the level of serum annexin A2...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888993/identifying-biomarkers-for-asthma-diagnosis-using-targeted-metabolomics-approaches
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William Checkley, Maria P Deza, Jost Klawitter, Karina M Romero, Jelena Klawitter, Suzanne L Pollard, Robert A Wise, Uwe Christians, Nadia N Hansel
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of asthma in children is challenging and relies on a combination of clinical factors and biomarkers including methacholine challenge, lung function, bronchodilator responsiveness, and presence of airway inflammation. No single test is diagnostic. We sought to identify a pattern of inflammatory biomarkers that was unique to asthma using a targeted metabolomics approach combined with data science methods. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study of 100 children living in a peri-urban community in Lima, Peru...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888803/exosomal-long-noncoding-rna-crnde-h-as-a-novel-serum-based-biomarker-for-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-colorectal-cancer
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Tong Liu, Xin Zhang, Shanyu Gao, Fangmiao Jing, Yongmei Yang, Lutao Du, Guixi Zheng, Peilong Li, Chen Li, Chuanxin Wang
Cancer-secreted long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging mediators of cancer-host cross talk. The aim of our study was to illustrate the clinical significance of the lncRNA CRNDE-h in exosomes purified from the serum of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The study was divided into four parts: (1) The exosome isolated methods and lncRNA detected methods which accurately and reproducibly measure CRC-related exosomal CRNDE-h in serum were optimized in preliminary pilot stage; (2) The stability of exosomal CRNDE-h was evaluated systematically; (3) The origin of exosomal CRNDE-h was explorated in vitro and in vivo; (4) The diagnostic and prognostic value of exosomal CRNDE-h for CRC were validated in 468 patients...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
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