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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166740/-factors-associated-with-early-treatment-response-in-adults-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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X Ren, T Zhao, J Wang, H H Zhu, H Jiang, J S Jia, S M Yang, B Jiang, D B Wang, X J Huang, Q Jiang
Objective: To explore the factors influencing early treatment responses in adult with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) . Methods: Data of consecutive newly-diagnosed AML (non-acute promyelocytic leukemia) adults were analyzed retrospectively. To assess the impact of clinical characteristics at diagnosis and induction regimen on achieving morphologic leukemia-free state (MLFS) , blood counts and minimal residual leukemia (MRD, positive MRD defined as RQ-PCR WT1 mRNA ≥0.6% and/or any level of abnormal blast population detected by flow cytometry) at the time of achieving MLFS...
October 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165766/clinical-analysis-of-59-children-with-hand-foot-and-mouth-diseases-due-to-enterovirus-ev71-and-concomitant-viral-encephalitis
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M-G Wang, H-M Sun, X-M Liu, X-Q Deng
OBJECTIVE: To analyzed the clinical features of children with HFMD and viral encephalitis and to summarize some treatments. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 59 children with HFMD were included in this study. All children underwent complete blood count, blood biochemical test cerebrospinal fluid examination, chest X-ray and brain MRI. RESULTS: One child died 24 hours after admission due to central respiratory failure with myocardial damage...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164156/disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-infection-presenting-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-in-an-aids-patient
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Folusakin Ayoade, James Cotelingam, Andrew Stevenson Joel Chandranesan
Disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) infection is one of the relatively common opportunistic infections seen in severely immunocompromised AIDS patients. A constellation of clinical, laboratory, and pathological features involving multiple organ systems are often present in disseminated MAC infection but disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has not been previously described in association with this condition. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of DIC complicating disseminated MAC infection in an AIDS patient...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163728/results-of-a-quality-improvement-project-aimed-at-eliminating-healthcare-waste-by-changing-medical-resident-test-ordering-behavior
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Sushilkumar Satish Gupta, Radhika Voleti, Vimbai Nyemba, Selma Demir, Olaoluwatomi Lamikanra, Nomsa Musemwa, Angela Saverimuthu, Kamaldeen Agoro, Robert D Kalter, Peter Homel, Melvyn Hecht, Lawrence B Wolf, Edward K Chapnick, Michael G Kantrowitz, Stephan L Kamholz
Background: In light of rising healthcare costs and evidence of inefficient use of medical resources, there is growing interest in reducing healthcare waste by clinicians. Unwarranted lab tests may lead to further tests, prolonged hospital stays, unnecessary referrals and procedures, patient discomfort, and iatrogenic anemia, resulting in significant economic and clinical effects. Blood tests are essential in guiding medical decisions, but they are also associated with significant financial and clinical costs...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162998/symptomatic-first-degree-atrioventricular-block-in-a-young-woman-after-taking-a-fat-burner-supplement
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Renda E M Abdelmageed, H B Xiao
A 22-year-old woman collapsed at home and was brought to the accident and emergency department. History revealed that she was fit and taken T5 capsule the night before the collapse. There was no history of similar collapses or seizure. Examination revealed blood pressure (BP) of 104/69 mmHg and a heart rate (HR) of 70 bpm. Chest, cardiovascular, and neurology examination were unremarkable. However, on standing, her HR increased to 120 bpm, and her BP dropped to 62/40 mmHg. Blood Na, K, Ca, Mg, phosphate, creatinine, complete blood count, T4 cortisol, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) were normal...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162402/peripheral-blood-stem-cell-collection-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-practical-implications-after-200-consequent-transplants
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Deniz Goren Sahin, Mutlu Arat
BACKGROUND: Proper stem cell mobilization is one of the most important steps in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The aim of this paper is to share our 6 years' experience and provide practical clinical approaches particularly for stem cell mobilization and collection within the series of more than 200 successive allogeneic HSCT at our transplant center. SUBJECTS & METHODS: Two hundred and seven consecutive patients who underwent allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation were included in this study...
November 8, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158999/recurrent-primary-suprahepatic-abscess-due-to-providencia-stuartii-a-rare-phenomenon
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Kyawzaw Lin, Aung Naing Lin, Sandar Linn, Madhavi Reddy, Anjali Bakshi
Gram-negative urease-producing bacilli, Providencia stuartii (P. stuartii), is reported in urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, and bacteremia in humans but they rarely present with a hepatic abscess. We present a rare case of a recurrent suprahepatic cyst due to P. stuartii in a 45-year-old female, intravenous ( IV) heroin abuser with chronic hepatitis B and C. A 45-year-old female with 10 days status post right suprahepatic abscess drainage presented with recurrent, right, upper quadrant abdominal pain for one day...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157184/co-inheritance-of-hbb-c-106g%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-a-rare-single-nucleotide-variation-at-position-56-relative-to-transcription-initiation-site-with-other-known-mutations-in-the-globin-clusters
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Margherita Vinciguerra, Cristina Passarello, Filippo Cassarà, Filippo Leto, Monica Cannata, Elisa Ferro, Davide Anzà, Giuseppina Calvaruso, Aurelio Maggio, Antonino Giambona
Objectives We performed molecular analysis to evaluate clinical implications of a rare nucleotide change, particularly when co-inherited with other known mutations in the globin clusters, in order to conduct an appropriate genetic counselling. Methods Complete blood cell counts and high-performance liquid chromatography were the routine first level analysis for patients referred to our Hospital Center in Palermo to undergo the screening test for haemoglobinopathies. Sequencing analysis was the selected method for the phenotypic characterization, especially in case of new or very rare mutations in globin genes...
November 20, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155883/admixture-mapping-in-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-reveals-regions-of-genetic-associations-with-blood-pressure-traits
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Tamar Sofer, Leslie J Baier, Sharon R Browning, Timothy A Thornton, Gregory A Talavera, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Martha L Daviglus, Robert Hanson, Sayuko Kobes, Richard S Cooper, Jianwen Cai, Daniel Levy, Alex P Reiner, Nora Franceschini
Admixture mapping can be used to detect genetic association regions in admixed populations, such as Hispanics/Latinos, by estimating associations between local ancestry allele counts and the trait of interest. We performed admixture mapping of the blood pressure traits systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP, DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and pulse pressure (PP), in a dataset of 12,116 participants from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Hispanics/Latinos have three predominant ancestral populations (European, African, and Amerindian), for each of which we separately tested local ancestry intervals across the genome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153264/relationship-of-peripheral-blood-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Mustafa Güçlü, A. Faruk Ağan
Background/aim: This study aimed to determine the relationship between the peripheral blood neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Materials and methods: A total of 107 patients suffering from constipation-predominant IBS, diagnosed in accordance with the ROMA III criteria and having complete blood count tests, were enrolled in this study. All patients underwent total colonoscopy in order to rule out any probable underlying organic colonic pathology. Results: The control group consisted of 106 healthy people with no medical complaints...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151315/effect-of-treatment-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-onhemoglobin-a1c-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Ensieh Naslı-Esfahani, Bagher Larijani, Peyvand Amini, Robabeh Ghodssi-Ghassemabadi, Rezvan Razmandeh
Background/aim: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) affects hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of treatment of iron deficiency anemia on hemoglobin A1c in type 2 diabetic patients.Materials and methods: Ninety type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with IDA were included in a randomized, placebo-controlled, single-blind clinical trial. The intervention group (n = 45) received 200 mg/day oral iron for 3 months and the control group (n = 45) received an oral placebo for the same period...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150102/evaluation-of-criteria-of-manual-blood-smear-review-following-automated-complete-blood-counts-in-a-large-university-hospital
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Samuel Ricardo Comar, Mariester Malvezzi, Ricardo Pasquini
BACKGROUND: There is great interest in reducing the number of automated complete blood counts requiring manual blood smear reviews without sacrificing the quality of patient care. This study was aimed at evaluating and establishing appropriate screening criteria for manual blood smear reviews to improve the performance in a hematology laboratory. METHOD: A total of 1977 consecutive samples from the daily workload were used to evaluate four sets of screening criteria for manual blood smear reviews to identify samples with positive smear findings...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150070/decreased-expression-of-indolamine-2-3-dioxygenase-in-childhood-allergic-asthma-and-its-inverse-correlation-with-fractional-concentration-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide
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Ying Hu, Zhiqiang Chen, Ling Jin, Mei Wang, Wei Liao
BACKGROUND: The tryptophan metabolic pathway mediated by indolamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), a tryptophan-degrading enzyme, plays an important role in controlling the development of allergic inflammation. The fractional concentration of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is closely associated with the allergic state and is extensively used for the clinical evaluation of airway allergic inflammation. Clinical trials have rarely assessed the expression of IDO in childhood allergic asthma and its correlation with FeNO...
November 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147862/eosinophilia-in-a-peritoneal-dialysis-patient-answers
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Shimrit Tzvi-Behr, Yaacov Frishberg, Efrat Ben-Shalom, Choni Rinat, Rachel Becker-Cohen
Icodextrin is a starch-derived glucose polymer used in peritoneal dialysis dialysate to treat volume overload by increasing ultrafiltration in patients with end-stage renal disease. Reported adverse reactions to icodextrin are mild and rare and mainly consist of skin rash that resolves spontaneously after discontinuation of treatment. We describe a young patient with extreme eosinophilia that appeared with the use of icodextrin, disappeared after its discontinuation, and reappeared after a rechallenge with the drug...
November 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147572/association-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-with-inflammation-and-erythropoietin-resistance-in-chronic-dialysis-patients
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Jérôme Pineault, Caroline Lamarche, Robert Bell, Jean-Philippe Lafrance, Georges Ouellet, Martine Leblanc, Vincent Pichette, Sarah Bezzaoucha, Michel Vallée
Background: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was widely studied as a prognostic marker in various medical and surgical specialties, but its significance in nephrology is not yet established. Objective: We evaluated its accuracy as an inflammation biomarker in a dialysis population. Design setting: Single-center retrospective study. Patients: The records of all 550 patients who were treated with hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD) from September 2008 to March 2011 were included...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146301/association-of-sputum-and-blood-eosinophil-concentrations-with-clinical-measures-of-copd-severity-an-analysis-of-the-spiromics-cohort
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Annette T Hastie, Fernando J Martinez, Jeffrey L Curtis, Claire M Doerschuk, Nadia N Hansel, Stephanie Christenson, Nirupama Putcha, Victor E Ortega, Xingnan Li, R Graham Barr, Elizabeth E Carretta, David J Couper, Christopher B Cooper, Eric A Hoffman, Richard E Kanner, Eric Kleerup, Wanda K O'Neal, Richard Paine, Stephen P Peters, Neil E Alexis, Prescott G Woodruff, MeiLan K Han, Deborah A Meyers, Eugene R Bleecker
BACKGROUND: Increased concentrations of eosinophils in blood and sputum in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been associated with increased frequency of exacerbations, reduced lung function, and corticosteroid responsiveness. We aimed to assess whether high eosinophil concentrations in either sputum or blood are associated with a severe COPD phenotype, including greater exacerbation frequency, and whether blood eosinophils are predictive of sputum eosinophils. METHODS: We did a multicentre observational study analysing comprehensive baseline data from SPIROMICS in patients with COPD aged 40-80 years who had a smoking history of at least 20 pack-years, recruited from six clinical sites and additional subsites in the USA between Nov 12, 2010, and April 21, 2015...
November 13, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143661/heartworm-associated-respiratory-disease-hard-induced-by-immature-adult-dirofilaria-immitis-in-cats
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A Ray Dillon, Byron L Blagburn, Michael Tillson, William Brawner, Betsy Welles, Calvin Johnson, Russell Cattley, Pat Rynders, Sharron Barney
BACKGROUND: A controlled, blind research study was conducted to define the initial inflammatory response and lung damage associated with the death of immature adult Dirofilaria immitis in cats as compared with cats developing adult heartworm infections and cats on preventive medication. METHODS: Three groups of cats were utilized, 10 per group. All cats were infected with 100 third-stage (L3) larvae by subcutaneous injection. Group A cats were treated topically with selamectin (Revolution®; Zoetis) per label directions at 28 days post infection (PI) and once monthly for 8 months...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143660/efficacy-of-10-imidacloprid-%C3%A2-2-5-moxidectin-topical-solution-advantage-multi-%C3%A2-for-dogs-for-the-prevention-of-heartworm-disease-and-infection-all-month-long
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Dwight D Bowman, Cameon M Ohmes, Joseph A Hostetler, Daniel J Keil, Terry L Settje, Samuel D Charles
BACKGROUND: Prior work has shown that the levels of moxidectin in dogs treated with Advantage Multi® for Dogs (Bayer Animal Health) remain at a high plasma concentration for the full month after application. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy of 10% imidacloprid + 2.5% moxidectin topical solution (Advantage Multi® for Dogs, also known as Advocate® for Dogs) for the prevention of heartworm infection and disease 30 days after just one application. METHODS: Two groups of eight dogs each were included...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143651/blocking-the-transmission-of-heartworm-dirofilaria-immitis-to-mosquitoes-aedes-aegypti-by-weekly-exposure-for-one-month-to-microfilaremic-dogs-treated-once-topically-with-dinotefuran-permethrin-pyriproxyfen
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John W McCall, Elizabeth Hodgkins, Marie Varloud, Abdelmoneim Mansour, Utami DiCosty
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the influence of a topical ectoparasiticide (dinotefuran-permethrin-pyriproxyfen, DPP, Vectra®3D, Ceva Animal Health) on the acquisition of heartworm microfilariae by mosquitoes exposed to microfilaremic dogs weekly for 1 month. METHODS: Six beagle dogs (9.2 ± 1.6 kg body weight) infected with Dirofilaria immitis were allocated to two groups of three dogs: an untreated control group and a DPP-treated group. Dogs were treated on Day 0 and exposed under sedation for 1 h to 80 ± 20 unfed Aedes aegypti...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141813/the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-disease-actvity-marker-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-optic-neuritis
#20
A K Bisgaard, G Pihl-Jensen, J L Frederiksen
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS). The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been identified as a disease activity marker in several diseases. We aim to evaluate the significance of the NLR in the different subtypes of MS, optic neuritis (ON) and in relation to disease activity and Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS). METHODS: We included 378 patients and 813 healthy controls (HC) from The Nordic Reference Interval Project 2000 (NORIP)...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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