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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727631/one-year-of-baclofen-in-100-patients-with-or-without-cirrhosis-a-french-real-life-experience
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Camille Barrault, Hortensia Lison, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Armand Garioud, Charlotte Costentin, Véronique Béhar, Mourad Medmoun, Georges Pulwermacher, Hervé Hagège, Jean-François Cadranel
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested the efficacy of baclofen in reducing alcohol consumption, leading to a temporary recommendation for use in France. AIM: Our aim was to report our experience in using baclofen in alcohol-dependant patients with or without liver cirrhosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients from two liver and alcohol units were recruited over a 3-year period and received increasing doses of baclofen associated with social, psychological, and medical care...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718256/iron-deficiency-anaemia-as-risk-factor-for-simple-febrile-seizures-a-case-control-study
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Khawaja Tahir Aziz, Naheem Ahmed, Abdul Ghaffar Nagi
BACKGROUND: Febrile fits is common problem in children. Among other risk factors, iron deficiency anaemia is considered as aggravating factor for febrile fits. Iron deficiency anaemia is preventable and treatable disease. The objective of the study was to find out iron deficiency anaemia as risk factor for febrile fits. METHODS: It was a case control study. Thirty cases of febrile fits were recorded. Control group of 30 cases was taken at the same time with same variables but without febrile fits...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717318/hemogram-responses-in-goats-toward-challenged-with-corynebacterium-pseudotuberculosis-and-its-immunogen-mycolic-acids
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Mohammed Naji Odhah, Faez Firdaus Jesse Abdullah, Abd Wahid Haron, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila, Mohd Zamri-Saad, Zaid Khuder, Idris Umar Hambali, Muhammed Umar, Wessam Monther Saleh
AIM: This study was conducted to analyze the changes in blood profile of goats inoculated with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and its immunogen mycolic acid (MA) extract. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 12 clinically healthy crossbred Boer female goats were divided into three groups; A, B and C (4 goats each per group). Group A was inoculated with 2 ml sterile phosphate buffered saline via intradermal route as the negative control group whilst Group B was inoculated with 2 ml of MA extract (1 g/ml) intradermally and Group C was then inoculated with 2 ml (1×10(9)) colony forming unit of active C...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713869/association-of-anisocytosis-with-markers-of-immune-activation-and-exhaustion-in-treated-hiv
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Sadeer G Al-Kindi, David A Zidar, Grace A McComsey, Chris T Longenecker
BACKGROUND: Treated HIV infection is associated with heightened inflammation which can contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have previously shown that anisocytosis, as measured by red cell distribution width (RDW), is independently associated with prevalent CVD in people living with HIV (PLHIV). In this study, we sought to identify immune correlates of RDW in PLHIV receiving antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of 147 virally-suppressed PLHIV, who had LDL < 130 mg/dL and evidence of heightened inflammation, in a randomized trial of statin therapy...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700514/low-volume-high-intensity-interval-versus-continuous-endurance-training-effects-on-hematological-and-cardiorespiratory-system-adaptations-in-professional-canoe-polo-athletes
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Mohsen Sheykhlouvand, Mohammadali Gharaat, Erfan Khalili, Hamid Agha-Alinejad, Farhad Rahmaninia, Hamid Arazi
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two paddling-based high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and continuous endurance training (CET) on hematological, immunological, and cardiorespiratory adaptations in professional canoe polo athletes. Twenty one male canoe polo athletes were randomly divided into one of three groups (N=7): 1) HIIT with variable intensity (VIHIIT) (6×60-second at 100,110,120,130,130, 130,120,110,100% vV[Combining Dot Above]O2peak from 1 to 9 session respectively, 1:3 work to recovery ratio); 2) HIIT with variable volume (VVHIIT) (6,7,8,9,9,9,8,7,6 repetitions/session from 1 to 9 session respectively)×60-second at lowest velocity that elicited V[Combining Dot Above]O2peak (vV[Combining Dot Above]O2peak), 1:3 work to recovery ratio); and 3) the CET group performed 3 times × 60 min paddling sessions (75% vV[Combining Dot Above]O2peak) per week for 3 weeks...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696993/special-communication-of-a-case-of-hypovolemic-associated-eah-lessons-learned-during-recovery
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Tamara Hew-Butler, Rus Hamilton, Bridget Hamilton, Zachary Colesa
Severe exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) is largely dilutional, whereas contributions of sodium loss remain equivocal. We present a case of EAH with encephalopathy involving an experienced male cyclist with no recollection of the event. We thereby conducted a retrospective analysis of biochemical trajectories during hospital recovery. The normalization of serum [Na], in context with changes in other variables, offered a 'reverse' perspective of the underlying pathophysiology. The following biochemical changes were temporally observed, with the return of normonatremia: 1) a decrease in serum potassium and calcium concentrations (absence of extracellular fluid dilution); 2) a decrease in total protein, blood urea nitrogen, hematocrit and hemoglobin (plasma volume expansion); and 3) an increase in mean platelet and red cell corpuscular volumes (cellular expansion after total body water and sodium deficits)...
July 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694728/evaluation-of-staff-performance-and-interpretation-of-the-screening-program-for-prevention-of-thalassemia
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Simaporn Prommetta, Kanokwan Sanchaisuriya, Goonnapa Fucharoen, Supawadee Yamsri, Attawut Chaiboonroeng, Supan Fucharoen
INTRODUCTION: Thalassemia screening program has been implemented for years in Southeast Asia, but no external quality assessment program has been established. We have developed and initiated the proficiency testing (PT) program for the first time in Thailand with the aim to assess the screening performance of laboratory staff and their competency in interpretation of the screening results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three PT cycles per year were organized. From the first to the third cycle of the PT scheme, a total number of participant laboratories increased from 59 to 67...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692587/colorectal-cancer-and-markers-of-anemia
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Cornelia Schneider, Michael Bodmer, Susan S Jick, Christoph R Meier
Unexplained iron-deficiency anemia is an important marker for colorectal cancer (CRC). Our objectives were as follows: (a) to assess whether the association between anemia and CRC can be detected on the 'Clinical Practice Research Datalink', (b) to evaluate the timing between laboratory changes and CRC detection, and (c) to analyze its association with survival. We conducted a case-control study on patients with an incident CRC diagnosis during 2008-2012 and a 1 : 1-matched control group. We compared anemia markers serum ferritin (SF), hemoglobin (Hb), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), and red blood cell count between cases and controls using conditional logistic regression...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678030/is-macrocytosis-a-potential-biomarker-of-the-efficacy-of-dose-dense-paclitaxel-carboplatin-combination-therapy-in-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Tihana Boraska Jelavić, Toni Boban, Luka Brčić, Eduard Vrdoljak
The aims of this study were to investigate a clinical observation that patients with epithelial ovarian cancer treated with first-line platinum-paclitaxel chemotherapy combination (TP) develop macrocytosis and to explore the possible predictive role of macrocytosis in response rate, progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival. A retrospective analysis of laboratory and clinical data on 184 consecutive ovarian cancer patients treated with first-line TP chemotherapy in a single oncology center from 2004 to 2015 was carried out...
July 3, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676512/anemia-is-correlated-with-malnutrition-and-inflammation-in-croatian-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-multicenter-nationwide-study
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Josipa Radić, Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, Božidar Vujičić, Dragan Klarić, Goran Radulović, Marko Jakić, Klara Jurić, Karmela Altabas, Željka Grđan, Ivana Kovačević-Vojtušek, ValentináCorić Martinović, Nikola Janković, Marijana Gulin, Dragan Ljutić, Sanjin Rački
Malnutrition, inflammation, and anemia are common in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. In this study, correlations between Malnutrition Inflammation Score (MIS), laboratory and anthropometric parameters, and anemia indices in Croatian PD patients were analyzed. One hundred and one PD patients (males/females 54/47, age 58.71 ± 14.68 years, mean PD duration 21.82 ± 21.71 months) were included. Clinical, laboratory, and anthropometric parameters were measured. Statistically significant correlations between MIS and erythropoietin weekly dose per kg of body weight (ESA weekly dose), hemoglobin (Hb), and erythrocytes were found (r = 0...
July 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675957/protective-mechanism-of-turmeric-curcuma-longa-on-carbofuran-induced-hematological-and-hepatic-toxicities-in-a-rat-model
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Md Sakib Hossen, E M Tanvir, Maruf Billah Prince, Sudip Paul, Moumoni Saha, Md Yousuf Ali, Siew Hua Gan, Md Ibrahim Khalil, Nurul Karim
CONTEXT: Turmeric (Curcuma longa L. [Zingiberaceae]) is used in the treatment of a variety of conditions including pesticide-induced toxicity. OBJECTIVE: The study reports the antioxidant properties and the protective effects of turmeric against carbofuran (CF)-induced toxicity in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The antioxidant potential was determined by using free radicals scavenging activity and ferric reducing antioxidant power values. Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups, designated as control, turmeric (100 mg/kg/day), CF (1 mg/kg/day) and turmeric (100 mg/kg/day) + CF (1 mg/kg/day) treatments...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673458/performance-endoparasitary-control-and-blood-values-of-ewes-locally-adapted-in-semiarid-region
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Josiel Borges Ferreira, Ana Carla Diógenes Suassuna Bezerra, Magda Maria Guilhermino, Jacinara Hody Gurgel Morais Leite, Wilma Emanuela da Silva, Renato Diógenes Macedo Paiva, Tallysson Nogueira Barbosa, José Ernandes Rufino de Sousa, Débora Andréa Evangelista Façanha
This study evaluated the variation in the prevalence of endoparasitoses and their impact on body condition and blood values of sheep of the Morada Nova breed. A total of 138 ewes were examined for their morphology (body weight, BW; body condition score, BCS), parasitology (faecal egg count, FEC; Famacha© score; coproculture), hematology (red blood cell count,RBC); hemoglobin concentration, HE; packet cell volume, PCV; mean corpuscular volume, MCV,; mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCH; mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, MCHC; leukocytes, WBC) and serum biochemistry (glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, urea, creatinine, total protein, albumin, globulin, AST and ALT)...
June 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673194/evaluation-of-ctad-citrate-theophylline-adenosine-dipyridamole-as-a-universal-anticoagulant-in-dogs
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Fanny A Granat, Anne Geffré, Laetitia A Lucarelli, Jean-Pierre D Braun, Catherine Trumel, Nathalie H Bourgès-Abella
CTAD (citrate-theophylline-adenosine-dipyridamole) has been shown to be an almost universal anticoagulant in human and feline medicine, allowing most hematology, coagulation, and biochemical analyses. Forty canine blood specimens were collected in CTAD, EDTA, heparin, and citrate for hematology, biochemistry, and coagulation analyses. CTAD partially limited platelet aggregation observed in EDTA blood smears. CTAD specimens gave similar and well-correlated results for most variables of a complete blood cell count, except for mean corpuscular volume, which was moderately higher, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, which was moderately lower in CTAD than in EDTA; reticulocyte and platelet indexes were poorly correlated...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670434/idiopathic-pulmonary-hemosiderosis-mimicking-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-delayed-diagnosis
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Sultan Aydin Koker, Salih Gözmen, Yeşim Oymak, Tuba Hilkay Karapinar, Demet Can, Sinan Genç, Raziye Canan Vergin
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is an uncommon chronic disorder in children. It is characterized by recurrent pulmonary hemorrhage and may result in hemoptysis and pulmonary insufficiency. The most common hematologic manifestation of IPH is iron deficiency anemia. The etiology of IPH is not known and its diagnosis may be difficult due to the variable clinical courses. The most helpful signs for identifying IPH are iron deficiency anemia and recurrent or chronic cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, wheezing...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669237/nutritional-anemia-predominant-form-of-anemia-in-educated-young-thai-women
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Sirikalaya Brimson, Yaneenart Suwanwong, James M Brimson
OBJECTIVE: Anaemia is one of the most common health problems worldwide, with a high prevalence in Africa and South East Asia, including Thailand. Thai women of childbearing age have an increased risk of anaemia due to several factors including underlying health problems, lifestyles and poor diet. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of anaemia among female students of Chulalongkorn University (aged 18-22) and categorized causes of the anaemia. DESIGN: 400 Thai female student-volunteers, without known underlying diseases were subjected to blood tests; complete blood count, Haemoglobin typing and serum ferritin level...
July 1, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667816/significance-of-pretreatment-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma
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Ruo-Fei Liang, Mao Li, Yuan Yang, Qing Mao, Yan-Hui Liu
BACKGROUND Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a parameter of the complete blood count (CBC) test. Recent evidence suggests that pretreatment RDW is associated with patient survival in various malignant tumors. We explored the association of pretreatment RDW and other red blood cell (RBC) parameters with clinical parameters and assessed their prognostic impact on overall survival (OS) in patients with glioblastoma (GBM). MATERIAL AND METHODS In total, 109 patients with newly diagnosed GBM were retrospectively reviewed...
July 1, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667789/efficacy-of-oral-methylcobalamin-in-treatment-of-vitamin-b12-deficiency-anemia-in-children
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Deepti Verma, Jagdish Chandra, Praveen Kumar, Shailaja Shukla, Shantanu Sengupta
To demonstrate the efficacy of oral methylcobalamin in treating vitamin B12 (vitB12) deficiency anemia, our prospective observational study enrolled 28 children with both macrocytic anemia and low holotranscobalamin (HoloTC) levels. Their hematological and biochemical parameters pre- and posttreatment at 1 month were compared. Hemoglobin showed mean increase of 2.89 g/dl (P < 0.001), rising above 10 g/dl in 24 patients (85.7%). Reticulocytes peaked at 1 week. Mean fall in mean corpuscular volume of 24...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664457/hematological-parameters-and-all-cause-mortality-a-prospective-study-of-older-people
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Joanna Frąckiewicz, Dariusz Włodarek, Anna Brzozowska, Elżbieta Wierzbicka, Małgorzata Anna Słowińska, Lidia Wądołowska, Joanna Kałuża
BACKGROUND: The effect of low and high concentration of some hematological parameters in the blood can have a negative impact on health. AIM: Therefore, we investigated the associations between hematological parameters and all-cause mortality among older people living in Poland. METHODS: The study was carried out among 75-80-year-old participants (n = 403) from Warsaw and Olsztyn regions, Poland. Information on lifestyle factors and food consumption were obtained at baseline (June 1, 1999) using a self-administered questionnaire...
June 29, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661113/-prevalence-of-iron-deficiency-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-infants-aged-9-to-15-months-in-a-low-income-population-2005-2010
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Lutfi Jaber, Shadi Jbarah
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency (ID) is a common nutritional deficiency. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence and causes of ID and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and to report the iron status in Israeli Arab infants. METHODS: Data on iron status was taken from 410 infants, aged 9 to 15 months, who were randomly selected from 2400 infants born between 2005-2010. Hemoglobin (Hb) <11 g/dL, ferritin <12 μg/L and mean corpuscular volume (MCV) <70 fL were the criteria for establishing IDA, and ferritin<12 μg/L and MCV <70 fL for establishing ID...
June 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660533/analysis-of-cytopenia-in-geriatric-inpatients
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G Röhrig, I Becker, K Pappas, M C Polidori, R J Schulz
BACKGROUND: Peripheral blood dyscrasias in older patients are repeatedly seen in geriatric clinical practice; however, there is substantial lack of data about the epidemiology, possible causes and treatment options in this patient group. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are extensively used in older patients and associated with leukopenia. The primary objective of this study was the assessment of encoded cytopenia prevalence in a geriatric patient cohort and the secondary objective was the assessment of putative causes and the analysis of PPI administration in patients with cytopenia...
June 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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