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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429348/diagnostic-value-of-copeptin-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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M O Ay, A K Erenler, T Dogan, M Yetim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of copeptin in the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and to compare the diagnostic efficacy of copeptin with other cardiac markers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 160 cases were enrolled in the study. All were over 18 years of age, and consisted of 54 non-ST elevation MI (NSTEMI), 54 ST segment elevation MI (STEMI), and 52 healthy subjects (controls). Serum troponin-I, CK-MB mass, copeptin and CRP levels were measured in each of the cases, and were compared between the three groups for statistical differences...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428798/plastic-film-mulching-for-enhanced-water-use-efficiency-and-economic-returns-from-maize-fields-in-semiarid-china
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Peng Zhang, Ting Wei, Tie Cai, Shahzad Ali, Qingfang Han, Xiaolong Ren, Zhikuan Jia
Film mulch has gradually been popularized to increase water availability to crops for improving and stabilizing agricultural production in the semiarid areas of Northwest China. To find more sustainable and economic film mulch methods for alleviating drought stress in semiarid region, it is necessary to test optimum planting methods in same cultivation conditions. A field experiment was conducted during 2013 and 2014 to evaluate the effects of different plastic film mulch methods on soil water, soil temperature, water use efficiency (WUE), yield and revenue...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428515/-a-case-of-rhabdomyolysis-related-to-sox-therapy-for-liver-metastasis-of-gastric-cancer
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Kei Sato, Hirotoshi Akiyama, Yuu Kogure, Yusuke Suwa, Masashi Momiyama, Atsushi Ishibe, Itaru Endo
We report a case of rhabdomyolysis related to S-1 plus oxaliplatin(SOX)therapy for liver metastasis of gastric cancer. A 76- year-old man who had received SOX therapy for metastatic gastric cancer was admitted to our hospital for a chief complaint of fatigue and weakness. He diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis related to SOX therapy because of his symptoms and because his laboratory studies showed significant elevation of his serum creatine kinase(CK)level. The symptoms disappeared and the CK level normalized following large-volume transfusions...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428356/biological-variation-estimates-obtained-from-91-healthy-study-participants-for-9-enzymes-in-serum
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Anna Carobene, Thomas Røraas, Una Ørvim Sølvik, Marit Sverresdotter Sylte, Sverre Sandberg, Elena Guerra, Irene Marino, Niels Jonker, Gerhard Barla, William A Bartlett, Pilar Fernandez-Calle, Jorge Díaz-Garzón, Francesca Tosato, Mario Plebani, Abdurrahman Coŝkun, Mustafa Serteser, Ibrahim Unsal, Ferruccio Ceriotti
BACKGROUND: We sought to develop estimates of biological variation (BV) for 9 enzymes in blood serum as part of the European Biological Variation Study. METHODS: Ninety-one healthy study participants (38 male and 53 female, 21-69 years old) were phlebotomized in each of 10 consecutive weeks at 6 European laboratories. The same preanalytical sample-handling protocol was followed at each center before transport to San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy, for analysis...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427467/coenzyme-q10-prevents-oxidative-stress-and-fibrosis-in-isoprenaline-induced-cardiac-remodeling-in-aged-rats
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Anayt Ulla, Mustafe Khalid Mohamed, Biswajit Sikder, Afm Towheedur Rahman, Farzana Akther Sumi, Murad Hossain, Hasan Mahmud Reza, G M Sayedur Rahman, Md Ashraful Alam
BACKGROUND: The objective of the present study aimed to investigate the effect of CoQ10 treatment on isoprenaline (ISO)-induced cardiac remodeling in rats. METHODS: Rats were divided into three groups namely Control group, ISO treated group and CoQ10 + ISO treated group, each consisting of 6 rats. The cardiac specific CK-MB, AST, ALT activity and other oxidative stress parameters were estimated in heart and kidneys. Additionally histological examination was also performed to visualize the inflammatory cells infiltration and fibrosis in both tissues...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425689/normal-values-of-creatine-kinase-and-of-mb-creatine-kinase-at-birth-in-healthy-babies
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Carlo V Bellieni, Barbara Tomasini, Carlotta Bracciali, Giuseppe Buonocore
BACKGROUND: Today, few studies have been accomplished in order to determine serum creatine kinase (CK) activity in newborns by considering small groups of babies and without taking into account gestational age (GA) differences. Some authors have demonstrated that neonatal CK activity value at birth is higher than the normal range of CK activity considering for adults or older children. The objective of this study is to assess normal values of CK and MB-CK in neonatal blood, according to babies' GA...
April 20, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424840/reirradiation-for-recurrent-head-and-neck-cancers-using-charged-particle-or-photon-radiotherapy
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Hideya Yamazaki, Yusuke Demizu, Tomoaki Okimoto, Mikio Ogita, Kengo Himei, Satoaki Nakamura, Gen Suzuki, Ken Yoshida, Tadayuki Kotsuma, Yasuo Yoshioka, Ryoongjin Oh
OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcomes of reirradiation for recurrent head and neck cancers using different modalities. METHODS: This retrospective study included 26 patients who received charged particle radiotherapy (CP) and 150 who received photon radiotherapy (117 CyberKnife radiotherapy [CK] and 36 intensity-modulated radiotherapy [IMRT]). Inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW) involving propensity scores was used to reduce background selection bias...
April 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419792/breaking-the-code-what-is-the-best-post-pci-mi-definition
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Arnold H Seto, Morton J Kern
Various definitions of post-PCI MI have been recommended by different professional societies and studies. This present study suggests that the troponin-based 3rd universal definition of post-PCI MI has prognostic value for recurrent MI but not mortality alone, unlike the CK-MB based SCAI definition. Absent a consensus on the best definition, clinical trials should report outcomes based on multiple definitions of post-PCI MI.
April 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419525/method-comparison-and-generation-of-plasma-biochemistry-ris-for-the-white-rhinoceros-on-a-point-of-care-and-wet-chemistry-analyzer
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Emma H Hooijberg, Gerhard Steenkamp, Peter Buss, Amelia Goddard
BACKGROUND: Plasma biochemistry analysis may aid the management of White rhinoceros with poaching or other injuries. Analyzer- and species-specific RIs are necessary to evaluate health status and identify abnormalities. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to perform a comparison study between the IDEXX VetTest and Roche Cobas Integra 400 Plus, and to generate analyzer-specific RIs for White rhinoceros according to published guidelines. METHODS: Comparison was carried out using White rhinoceros plasma samples from healthy and diseased animals...
April 17, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417484/well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-skin-terminology-and-diagnostic-utility-of-cytokeratin-5-6-and-p63
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Gauri Panse, Shawn E Cowper, David J Leffell, Melissa Pulitzer, Christine J Ko
BACKGROUND: Well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (WDNETs) in skin include metastases from visceral primary sites and very uncommonly, primary cutaneous carcinoid tumors. Cutaneous WDNET may present a diagnostic challenge and in particular can be mistaken for a benign skin adnexal tumor. In contrast to cutaneous adnexal tumors, metastatic adenocarcinomas to the skin are cytokeratin 5/6 (CK 5/6) and p63 negative in the majority of cases. It is unclear if failure to stain with CK 5/6 and p63 would be helpful in differentiating WDNETs from cutaneous adnexal neoplasms...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417315/disruption-of-energy-transfer-and-redox-status-by-sulfite-in-hippocampus-striatum-and-cerebellum-of-developing-rats
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Leonardo de Moura Alvorcem, Mateus Struecker da Rosa, Nícolas Manzke Glänzel, Belisa Parmeggiani, Mateus Grings, Felipe Schmitz, Angela T S Wyse, Moacir Wajner, Guilhian Leipnitz
Patients with sulfite oxidase (SO) deficiency present severe brain abnormalities, whose pathophysiology is not yet elucidated. We evaluated the effects of sulfite and thiosulfate, metabolites accumulated in SO deficiency, on creatine kinase (CK) activity, mitochondrial respiration and redox status in hippocampus, striatum and cerebellum of developing rats. Our in vitro results showed that sulfite and thiosulfate decreased CK activity, whereas sulfite also increased malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in all brain structures evaluated...
April 17, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417082/improving-glucose-tolerance-by-muscle-damaging-exercise
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Chien-Te Ho, Machiko Otaka, Chia-Hua Kuo
Tissue damage is regarded as an unwanted medical condition to be avoided. However, introducing tolerable tissue damages has been used as a therapeutic intervention in traditional and complementary medicine to cure discomfort and illness. Eccentric exercise is known to cause significant necrosis and insulin resistance of skeletal muscle. The purpose of this study was to determine the magnitude of muscle damage and blood glucose responses during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) after eccentric training in 21 young participants...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415163/fragmented-qrs-and-abnormal-creatine-kinase-mb-are-predictors-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-angina-and-normal-electrocardiographys
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Jung Joo Lee, Jae Hoon Lee, Jin Woo Jeong, Jun Young Chung
Background/Aims: Patients with symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD) often display normal tracings or only nonspecific changes on electrocardiography (ECG). The aim of this study was to explore strategic elements of the ECG and other potential factors that are predictive of CAD in this scenario. Methods: This was an observational study of 142 patients with the chief complaint of chest pain, each of whom presented with a normal ECG and was subjected to emergency coronary angiography (CAG)...
April 17, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413485/therapeutic-efficacy-of-phentolamine-in-the-management-of-severe-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-combined-with-pulmonary-edema
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Zhixin Yan, Yaokai Shang, Fengxian Li, Fei Xie, Huili Qian, Youqi Zhang, Bin Yue
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of phentolamine on severe hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) combined with pulmonary edema (PE). From May 2008 to December 2012, 53 children with severe HFMD plus PE were enrolled in the treatment group, receiving phentolamine intravenously at a loading dose of 5 µg/kg/min. The control group comprised 52 children with the same disease who did not receive phentolamine infusion. Data concerning creatine kinase (CK), CK-MB, cardiac troponin I (cTnI), heart rate, systolic blood pressure (SBP) and the duration of ventilation dependence and hospitalization were collected...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411501/different-cross-protection-scopes-of-two-avian-influenza-h5n1-vaccines-against-infection-of-layer-chickens-with-a-heterologous-highly-pathogenic-virus
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Okti Nadia Poetri, Michiel Van Boven, Guus Koch, Arjan Stegeman, Ivo Claassen, I Wayan Wisaksana, Annemarie Bouma
Avian influenza (AI) virus strains vary in antigenicity, and antigenic differences between circulating field virus and vaccine virus will affect the effectiveness of vaccination of poultry. Antigenic relatedness can be assessed by measuring serological cross-reactivity using haemagglutination inhibition (HI) tests. Our study aims to determine the relation between antigenic relatedness expressed by the Archetti-Horsfall ratio, and reduction of virus transmission of highly pathogenic H5N1 AI strains among vaccinated layers...
April 8, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410530/metformin-attenuated-endotoxin-induced-acute-myocarditis-via-activating-ampk
#16
Gang Liu, Kejia Wu, Li Zhang, Jie Dai, Wei Huang, Ling Lin, Pu Ge, Fuling Luo, Han Lei
Metformin is a widely used anti-diabetic drug and increasing evidence suggests that metformin have profound cardioprotective effects under both diabetic and non-diabetic situations. The protective benefits of metformin have been proved in diabetic patients with cardiovascular complications and in experimental animals with myocardial infarction and cardiac hypertrophy. In the present study, we found that treatment with metformin inhibited the cardiac expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in endotoxin-challenged mice...
April 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409035/the-use-of-coupled-plasma-filtration-adsorption-in-traumatic-rhabdomyolysis
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Mario Pezzi, Silvia Renda, Anna Maria Giglio, Anna Maria Scozzafava, Simona Paola Tiburzi, Patrizia Casella, Fabrizio Iannelli, Mario Verre
Severe musculoskeletal injuries induce the release of sarcoplasmic elements such as muscle enzymes, potassium, and myoglobin in the systemic circulation. The circulating myoglobin damages the glomerulus and renal tubules. Conventional haemodialysis is not able to remove myoglobin, due to its high molecular weight (17,8 kilodaltons [kDa]). We treated four traumatic rhabdomyolysis patients with Coupled Plasma Filtration Adsorption (CPFA) in order to remove myoglobin followed by 14 hours of Continuous Veno-Venous Hemofiltration (CVVH)...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408889/effects-of-sesame-sesamum-indicum-l-supplementation-on-creatine-kinase-lactate-dehydrogenase-oxidative-stress-markers-and-aerobic-capacity-in-semi-professional-soccer-players
#18
Carlos V da Silva Barbosa, Alexandre S Silva, Caio V C de Oliveira, Nayara M L Massa, Yasmim R F de Sousa, Whyara K A da Costa, Ayice C Silva, Plínio Delatorre, Rhayane Carvalho, Valdir de Andrade Braga, Marciane Magnani
Nutritional intervention with antioxidants rich foods has been considered a strategy to minimize the effects of overtraining in athletes. This experimental, randomized, and placebo-controlled study evaluated the effects of consumption of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) on muscle damage markers, oxidative stress, systemic inflammation, and aerobic performance in male semi-professional soccer players. Twenty athletes were randomly assigned to groups that received 40 g (two tablespoons) per day of sesame or a placebo during 28 days of regular training (exposed to routine training that includes loads of heavy training in the final half of the season)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408092/the-relationship-between-serum-zinc-levels-cardiac-markers-and-the-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-by-zinc-quartiles
#19
Lei Huang, Tianming Teng, Jinyan Zhao, Bo Bian, Wei Yao, Xuefang Yu, Zhuoqun Wang, Zhelong Xu, Yuemin Sun
BACKGROUND: Zinc is one of the most important microelements in the body and zinc homeostasis plays a critical role in maintaining cellular structure and function. Zinc dyshomeostasis can lead to many diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. Our aim was to investigate whether there is a relationship between zinc and cardiac markers, and the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by zinc quartiles. METHODS: We enrolled a total of 529 patients and measured their serum zinc levels and cardiac markers...
March 12, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407826/-a-retrospective-analysis-of-6-children-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#20
Yu-Jie Yin, Yu-Ping Huang, Chao Lu, Xue-Ping Sun, Feng-Nan Niu, Rui Jin, Guo-Ping Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features of 6 children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and review related literature, and to provide a basis for early diagnosis and effective treatment of this disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical data of 6 children with DMD who were admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from January 2010 to October 2015. RESULTS: All the 6 cases were boys without a family history of DMD, and the age of diagnosis of DMD was 1...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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