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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646487/immunotoxic-effects-of-thymus-in-mice-following-exposure-to-nanoparticulate-tio2
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Fashui Hong, Yaoming Zhou, Yingjun Zhou, Ling Wang
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) have been extensively used in industry, medicine, and daily life, and have shown potential toxic effects for animals or humans. We noted that the effects of TiO2 NPs on the immune system and its mechanism of action in animals or humans have not been elucidated. Thus, mice were exposed to the TiO2 NPs (0, 1.25, 2.5, or 5 mg kg(-1) body weight) for 9 consecutive months. Exposure to TiO2 NPs was accumulated in the thymus, leading to a decrease in body weight and increases in the weight of the thymus or thymus indices...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641501/hematological-characterizations-and-molecular-diagnostic-aspects-of-hb-wiangpapao-%C3%AE-44-ce2-pro%C3%A2-ser-%C3%AE-1-ccg-tcg-hba1-c-133c-t-a-new-%C3%AE-globin-variant-found-in-a-pregnant-thai-woman
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Sitthichai Panyasai, Sakorn Pornprasert
We report the hematological parameters and provide a rapid molecular analysis method for detection of Hb Wiangpapao [α44(CE2)Pro→Ser, CCG>TCG; HBA1: c.133C>T], a new α-globin variant found in a pregnant Thai woman. Her red cell indices were measured by an automated blood counter. The results were: red blood cell (RBC) count 4.03 × 10(12)/L, Hb 13.1 (g/dL), packed cell volume (PCV) 0.39 L/L, mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 97.0 fL, mean corpuscular hemoglobin (Hb) (MCH) 32.5 pg, mean corpuscular Hb concentration (MCHC) 33...
June 23, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637313/trajectories-of-alcohol-use-disorders-and-their-differential-impact-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-goa-india
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Abhijit Nadkarni, Helen A Weiss, Bhargav Bhat, Vikram Patel
Aims: The aim of this study was to examine trajectories of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) over a 6 year period and compare the bio-psycho-social correlates between these trajectories. Methods: Community-based cohort of 1899 adult men were interviewed in 2006-2008 and 2012-2014. AUD were assessed using the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test, and potential correlates including psycho-social problems, morbidity and physiological parameters were measured at follow-up...
June 14, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622783/-biological-diagnosis-of-iron-deficiency-in-children
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I Thuret
Measurement of serum ferritin (SF) is currently the laboratory test recommended for diagnosing iron deficiency. In the absence of an associated disease, a low SF value is an early and highly specific indicator of iron deficiency. The WHO criteria proposed to define depleted storage iron are 12μg/L for children under 5 years and 15μg/L for those over 5 years. A higher threshold of 30μg/L is used in the presence of infection or inflammation. Iron deficiency anemia, with typical low mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin, is only present at the end stage of iron deficiency...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618975/a-black-cohosh-extract-causes-hematologic-and-biochemical-changes-consistent-with-a-functional-cobalamin-deficiency-in-female-b6c3f1-n-mice
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Michelle C Cora, William Gwinn, Ralph Wilson, Debra King, Suramya Waidyanatha, Grace E Kissling, Sukhdev S Brar, Dorian Olivera, Chad Blystone, Greg Travlos
Black cohosh rhizome, available as a dietary supplement, is most commonly marketed as a remedy for dysmenorrhea and menopausal symptoms. A previous subchronic toxicity study of black cohosh dried ethanolic extract (BCE) in female mice revealed a dose-dependent ineffective erythropoiesis with a macrocytosis consistent with the condition known as megaloblastic anemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential mechanisms by which BCE induces these particular hematological changes. B6C3F1/N female mice (32/group) were exposed by gavage to vehicle or 1,000 mg/kg BCE for 92 days...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615875/haematological-and-biochemical-indicators-of-tropical-theileriosis-diseased-cattle-in-wilaya-of-s%C3%A3-tif-north-east-algeria
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Ouarda Ayadi, Mohamed Gharbi, Mohammed Cherif Benchikh-Elfegoun
The authors investigated biochemical and haematological parameters in 40 healthy and 40 tropical theileriosis (Theileria annulata) clinically infected cattle in El Eulma region (North East Algeria). The mean haematological and biochemical parameters including the number of erythrocytes, haemoglobin, haematocrit, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration and mean corpuscular haemoglobin were estimated. The mean hematological and biochemical parameters including the number of leukocytes, erythrocytes, hemoglobin, hematocrit, glucose, albumin, total proteins decreased significantly (p = 0...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609750/association-of-plasma-cd40l-with-acute-chest-syndrome-in-sickle-cell-anemia
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Vanessa Tonin Garrido, Laura Sonzogni, Siana Nkya Mtatiro, Fernando F Costa, Nicola Conran, Swee Lay Thein
Platelet activation and platelet-derived cytokines contribute to the vascular inflammation and increased thrombotic activity known to occur in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA). CD40 ligand (CD40L), a platelet-associated pro-inflammatory molecule that promotes endothelial cell activation, is elevated in the circulation of SCA patients. We sought to evaluate the association of CD40L and inflammation with sickle-related clinical complications and laboratory variables in SCA patients. Soluble CD40L, thrombospondin (TSP)-1 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α were determined in the platelet-poor plasma of healthy individuals and steady-state SCA patients by ELISA...
June 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609534/effect-of-low-dose-ferrous-sulfate-vs-iron-polysaccharide-complex-on-hemoglobin-concentration-in-young-children-with-nutritional-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jacquelyn M Powers, George R Buchanan, Leah Adix, Song Zhang, Ang Gao, Timothy L McCavit
Importance: Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) affects millions of persons worldwide, and is associated with impaired neurodevelopment in infants and children. Ferrous sulfate is the most commonly prescribed oral iron despite iron polysaccharide complex possibly being better tolerated. Objective: To compare the effect of ferrous sulfate with iron polysaccharide complex on hemoglobin concentration in infants and children with nutritional IDA. Design, Setting, and Participants: Double-blind, superiority randomized clinical trial of infants and children aged 9 to 48 months with nutritional IDA (assessed by history and laboratory criteria) that was conducted in an outpatient hematology clinic at a US tertiary care hospital from September 2013 through November 2015; 12-week follow-up ended in January 2016...
June 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607948/direct-and-indirect-alcohol-biomarkers-data-collected-in-hair-samples-multivariate-data-analysis-and-likelihood-ratio-interpretation-perspectives
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Eugenio Alladio, Agnieszka Martyna, Alberto Salomone, Valentina Pirro, Marco Vincenti, Grzegorz Zadora
The concentration values of direct and indirect biomarkers of ethanol consumption were detected in blood (indirect) or hair (direct) samples from a pool of 125 individuals classified as either chronic (i.e. positive) and non-chronic (i.e. negative) alcohol drinkers. These experimental values formed the dataset under examination (Table 1). Indirect biomarkers included: aspartate transferase (AST), alanine transferase (ALT), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), mean corpuscular volume of the erythrocytes (MCV), carbohydrate-deficient-transferrin (CDT)...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600471/asymmetric-dimethylarginine-contributes-to-the-impaired-response-to-erythropoietin-in-ckd-anemia
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Miyuki Yokoro, Yosuke Nakayama, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi, Ryotaro Ando, Miki Sugiyama, Sakuya Ito, Junko Yano, Kensei Taguchi, Yusuke Kaida, Daisuke Saigusa, Masumi Kimoto, Takaaki Abe, Seiji Ueda, Kei Fukami
Erythropoietin-resistant anemia is associated with adverse cardiovascular events in patients with ESRD, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here, we evaluated the role of the endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA). In 54 patients with advanced CKD, erythrocyte but not plasma ADMA levels independently associated with low hemoglobin values, although levels of both types of ADMA were elevated compared with those in healthy volunteers. Furthermore, erythrocyte ADMA level associated with the erythropoietin resistance index in patients receiving a weekly injected dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents standardized for hemoglobin levels and body weight, whereas it correlated with the erythropoietin demand index (plasma erythropoietin units divided by the hemoglobin value) in patients not receiving erythropoiesis-stimulating agents...
June 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598831/rat-red-blood-cell-storage-lesions-in-various-additive-solutions
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Vivek P Jani, Ozlem Yalcin, Alexander T Williams, Mark A Popovsky, Pedro Cabrales
BACKGROUND: Small rodent models are routinely used to evaluate the safety and efficacy of blood transfusions. Limited comprehensive literature exists about effect of different storage solutions in rat red blood cells (RBCs) characteristics. RBCs undergo time dependent biochemical and biophysical changes during storage known as hypothermic storage lesions (HSLs). OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the effects of RBC additive solutions (AS) during storage of rat RBCs...
June 3, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598129/-genotype-of-thalassemia-in-han-chinese-and-tibetans-in-sichuan-province-china
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Qian Niu, Xun-Bei Huang, Yun-Fei An, Jun Wang, Hong Jiang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the carrying rates and genotype distribution of thalassemia gene in Han people and Tibetans in Sichuan district. METHODS: A total of 1 147 Han adults and 613 adult Tibetans were included in this study.Hematological parameters were measured with Sysmex XE-2100 automatic blood cell analyzer.Alpha thalassemia and beta thalassemia gene analyses were further performed on samples with a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) <85 fL and a mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) <27 pg...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597705/evaluation-of-applying-a-combination-of-red-cell-indexes-and-formulas-to-differentiate-%C3%AE-thalassemia-trait-from-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-the-thai-population
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Sakorn Pornprasert, Choosak Thongsat, Uraiporn Panyachadporn
Red cell indexes and formulas have been established as simple, fast, and inexpensive tools to differentiate β-thalassemia (β-thal) trait from iron deficiency anemia. However, none of them showed 100.0% sensitivity and specificity. Moreover, one index may show greater sensitivity and specificity in one population but is ineffective in another population. This study evaluated the diagnostic reliability of a combination of two red cell indexes [red blood cell (RBC) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW)] and nine formulas called '11T score' for differentiation of β-thal trait and iron deficiency anemia in the Thai population...
June 9, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596658/usefulness-of-reticulocyte-parameters-for-diagnosis-of-hereditary-spherocytosis-in-children
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Olga Ciepiela, Anna Adamowicz-Salach, Andżelika Radgowska, Katarzyna Żbikowska, Iwona Kotuła
Innovations in laboratory equipment have enabled a widening of the spectrum of hematological parameters obtained from single measurements of peripheral blood samples, including reticulocyte parameters. The usefulness of reticulocytes indices to confirm the diagnosis of pediatric anemia was analyzed in this study. The study group consisted of 163 children, aged 1 month-17 years, with anemia. Complete blood count extended with an analysis of reticulocyte parameters were measured using a Beckman Coulter LH 750...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596226/autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-associated-with-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-use
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Jillian Frieder, Jason Aboudi Mouabbi, Rami Zein, Tariq Hadid
PURPOSE: A case report of drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA) triggered by exposure to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is presented along with a brief review of the pathophysiology of DIIHA and diagnostic considerations. SUMMARY: A 58-year-old woman recently initiated on trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for treatment of a urinary tract infection presented to the emergency department with generalized weakness and fatigue. Initial laboratory studies were significant for the following values: hemoglobin concentration, 5...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595507/design-validation-and-clinical-implementation-of-a-gap-polymerase-chain-reaction-method-for-%C3%AE-thalassemia-genotyping-using-capillary-electrophoresis
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Basma Basha, Frank Mularo, James R Cook
α-Thalassemia (α-thal) is genetically heterogeneous with most cases caused by variably sized deletions of the HBA1 and/or HBA2 loci. In this report, we describe the development, validation, and implementation of a novel gap-polymerase chain reaction (gap-PCR)/capillary electrophoresis (CE). METHOD: This assay utilizes two multiplex reactions and CE to detect the following deletions: -α(3.7) (rightward), -α(4.2) (leftward), -(α)(20.5), - -(SEA) (Southeast Asian), - -(MED), - -(FIL) and - -(THAI)...
June 9, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566804/reticulocyte-and-erythrocyte-hypochromia-markers-in-detection-of-iron-deficiency-in-adolescent-female-athletes
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J Malczewska-Lenczowska, J Orysiak, B Szczepańska, D Turowski, K Burkhard-Jagodzińska, J Gajewski
The aim of this study was to analyse the effectiveness of new haematology parameters related to reticulocytes and mature red blood cells to differentiate pre latent and latent iron deficiency. The study included 219 female athletes (aged 15-20 years) representing volleyball, handball, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing, swimming and judo. To assess iron status the concentration of ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), iron and total iron binding capacity (TIBC) were determined in serum. In addition to blood morphology, the mean cellular haemoglobin content in erythrocytes (CH) and reticulocytes (CHr), mean cellular haemoglobin concentration in reticulocytes (CHCMr), the percentage of erythrocytes (HYPOm) and reticulocytes (HYPOr) with decreased cellular haemoglobin concentration, the percentage of erythrocytes (LowCHm) and reticulocytes (LowCHr) with decreased cellular haemoglobin content, and percentage of erythrocytes with decreased volume (MICROm) were determined...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562517/intravenous-iron-sucrose-for-children-with-iron-deficiency-anemia
#18
Kristiyana Kaneva, Erika Chow, Cathy G Rosenfield, Michael J Kelly
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common nutritional deficiency in children. Most children with IDA are treated with oral iron preparations. However, intravenous (IV) iron is an alternative for children with severe IDA who have difficulty in adhering to or absorbing oral iron. We sought to describe the safety and effectiveness of IV iron sucrose for treatment of IDA in children. Pharmacy records of children who received IV iron sucrose at a children's hospital between 2004 and 2014 were reviewed. Laboratory markers of anemia and iron studies were obtained and preinfusion and postinfusion values were compared...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553599/serum-vitamin-b12-levels-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-on-metformin-compared-to-those-never-on-metformin-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nishant Raizada, Viveka P Jyotsna, Vishnubhatla Sreenivas, Nikhil Tandon
CONTEXT: There are limited data about the effect of metformin use on serum Vitamin B12 levels in type 2 diabetes patients from India. AIMS: We studied serum Vitamin B12 levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who were receiving metformin and compared them to those never treated with metformin. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 183 patients ("metformin" group 121, "no metformin" group 63) of type 2 diabetes from the endocrinology clinic of a tertiary care center in North India were studied...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552477/genome-wide-association-study-of-erythrocyte-density-in-sickle-cell-disease-patients
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Yann Ilboudo, Pablo Bartolucci, Alicia Rivera, Josepha-Clara Sedzro, Mélissa Beaudoin, Marie Trudel, Seth L Alper, Carlo Brugnara, Frédéric Galactéros, Guillaume Lettre
Deoxy-hemoglobin S polymerization into rigid fibers is the direct cause of the clinical sequelae observed in sickle cell disease (SCD). The rate of polymerization of sickle hemoglobin is determined primarily by intracellular hemoglobin concentration, itself dependent on the amount of sickle hemoglobin and on red blood cell (RBC) volume. Dense, dehydrated RBC (DRBC) are observed in SCD patients, and their number correlates with hemolytic parameters and complications such as renal dysfunction, leg ulcers and priapism...
June 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
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