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Urol Clin North Am ; 47(4): 523-536, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008501

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Personalized medicine uses a patient's genotype, environment, and lifestyle choices to create a tailored diagnosis and therapy plan, with the goal of minimizing side effects, avoiding lost time with ineffective treatments, and guiding preventative strategies. Although most precision medicine strategies are still within the laboratory phase of development, this article reviews the promising technologies with the greatest potential to improve the diagnosis and treatment options for male infertility, including sperm cell transplantation, genomic editing, and new biomarker assays, based on the latest proteomic and epigenomic studies.


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Genômica , Infertilidade Masculina/genética , Infertilidade Masculina/terapia , Medicina de Precisão/métodos , Biomarcadores/sangue , Terapia Combinada , Previsões , Humanos , Infertilidade Masculina/diagnóstico , Masculino , Proteômica , Medição de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento
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Signal Transduct Target Ther ; 5(1): 219, 2020 10 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33024082

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Convalescent plasma (CP) transfusion has been indicated as a promising therapy in the treatment for other emerging viral infections. However, the quality control of CP and individual variation in patients in different studies make it rather difficult to evaluate the efficacy and risk of CP therapy for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We aimed to explore the potential efficacy of CP therapy, and to assess the possible factors associated with its efficacy. We enrolled eight critical or severe COVID-19 patients from four centers. Each patient was transfused with 200-400 mL of CP from seven recovered donors. The primary indicators for clinical efficacy assessment were the changes of clinical symptoms, laboratory parameters, and radiological image after CP transfusion. CP donors had a wide range of antibody levels measured by serology tests which were to some degree correlated with the neutralizing antibody (NAb) level. No adverse events were observed during and after CP transfusion. Following CP transfusion, six out of eight patients showed improved oxygen support status; chest CT indicated varying degrees of absorption of pulmonary lesions in six patients within 8 days; the viral load was decreased to a negative level in five patients who had the previous viremia; other laboratory parameters also tended to improve, including increased lymphocyte counts, decreased C-reactive protein, procalcitonin, and indicators for liver function. The clinical efficacy might be associated with CP transfusion time, transfused dose, and the NAb levels of CP. This study indicated that CP might be a potential therapy for severe patients with COVID-19.


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Anticorpos Neutralizantes/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Imunização Passiva/métodos , Testes de Função Hepática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pró-Calcitonina/sangue , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Carga Viral
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J Diabetes Res ; 2020: 3918723, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33062712

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People with diabetes have higher risks of various infections. Therefore, these diabetic patients might be at increased risk of COVID-19 and have a poorer prognosis. Up until now, little is known about critical role in the pathogenesis. This study aims to investigate the clinical characteristics of COVID-19 patients with diabetes and secondary hyperglycemia, as well as to explore the purported mechanisms. 80 confirmed COVID-19 subjects were classified into the euglycemia group, secondary hyperglycemia group, and diabetes group. Severity of COVID-19 was defined based on the diagnostic and treatment guideline for SARS-CoV-2 issued by Chinese National Health Committee. According to the severity of the disease, patients of the mild type and common type were registered as mild cases (patients with minimal symptoms and negative CT findings), while patients of the severe type and critical type were enrolled as severe cases (patients with positive CT findings and different extent of clinical manifestations). Patients in the diabetes group were older than those in the euglycemia group, and most of them were male. In the diabetes group, the proportion of severe cases was 57.14%, which was significantly higher than those in the other two groups, and 32% of the COVID-19 patients diagnosed as severe cases were with diabetes. The CD4+ cell counts in the diabetes group were lower than those in the other two groups, while the levels of LDH and hs-CRP were higher. Compared with the euglycemia group, the CD3+ cell counts and the CD4+/CD8+ ratio were decreased, whereas the levels of IL-6 were increased in the secondary hyperglycemia group and diabetes group, with the diversities in the diabetes group being especially more significant. The Spearman correlation analysis revealed that the presence of diabetes was positively correlated with age, hs-CRP, LDH, IL-6, CD8+ cells, and severity of COVID-19 and negatively correlated with CD3+ cell counts, CD4+ cell counts, and CD4+/CD8+ ratio. Compared with the other two groups, the diabetes group exhibited more diverse and multifocal features in CT imagings. Diabetes is a risk factor for influence of the progression and prognosis of COVID-19 due to ongoing inflammation and impaired immune response.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Glicemia/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/imunologia , Hiperglicemia/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Adulto , Idoso , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/diagnóstico , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Hiperglicemia/sangue , Hiperglicemia/diagnóstico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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mSphere ; 5(5)2020 10 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028689

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Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, it has rapidly spread around the world. Persons with asymptomatic disease exhibit viral shedding, resulting in transmission, which presents disease control challenges. However, the clinical characteristics of these asymptomatic individuals remain elusive. We collected samples of 25 asymptomatic and 27 symptomatic COVID-19 patients. Viral titers of throat swabs were determined by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR). COVID-19 IgG and IgM were examined. Complete blood counts were determined, and serum biochemistry panels were performed. Cytokines, including gamma interferon (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 2 (IL-2), IL-4, IL-6, and IL-10 were evaluated. T cell, B cell, and NK cell counts were measured using flow cytometry. Although similar viral loads were detected, asymptomatic patients had significantly faster virus turnover than symptomatic patients. Additionally, asymptomatic patients had higher counts of lymphocytes, T cells, B cells, and NK cells. While liver damage was observed in symptomatic patients, as indicated by elevated liver enzymes and decreased liver-synthesized proteins in the blood, asymptomatic patients showed normal liver measurements. Lactate dehydrogenase, a COVID-19 risk factor, was significantly lower in asymptomatic patients. These results suggest that asymptomatic COVID-19 patients had normal clinical indicators and faster viral clearance than symptomatic patients. Lymphocytes may play a role in their asymptomatic phenotype. Since asymptomatic patients may be a greater risk of virus transmission than symptomatic patients, public health interventions and a broader range of testing may be necessary for the control of COVID-19.IMPORTANCE Asymptomatic transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a potential problem for pandemic control through public health strategies. Our results demonstrate that asymptomatic COVID-19 patients have better outcomes than symptomatic patients. This may have been due to more active cellular immune responses and normal liver function. Since asymptomatic patients have no clinical symptoms which can easily prevent timely diagnosis and treatment, they may cause a greater risk of virus transmission than symptomatic patients, which poses a major challenge to infection control. Evidence suggests that nonpharmaceutical public health interventions, like social distancing and face mask ordinances, play important roles in the control of COVID-19. Looking forward, it may be necessary to proceed cautiously while reopening businesses in areas of epidemicity to prevent potential waves of COVID-19 in the future.


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Infecções Assintomáticas , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Adulto , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Eliminação de Partículas Virais
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Mediators Inflamm ; 2020: 3764515, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33061826

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This study aimed at determining the relationship between baseline cystatin C levels and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and investigating the potential prognostic value of serum cystatin C in adult patients with COVID-19. 481 patients with COVID-19 were consecutively included in this study from January 2, 2020, and followed up to April 15, 2020. All clinical and laboratory data of COVID-19 patients with definite outcomes were reviewed. For every measure, COVID-19 patients were grouped into quartiles according to the baseline levels of serum cystatin C. The highest cystatin C level was significantly related to more severe inflammatory conditions, worse organ dysfunction, and worse outcomes among patients with COVID-19 (P values < 0.05). In the adjusted logistic regression analyses, the highest cystatin C level and ln-transformed cystatin C levels were independently associated with the risks of developing critically ill COVID-19 and all-cause death either in overall patients or in patients without chronic kidney disease (P values < 0.05). As a potential inflammatory marker, increasing baseline levels of serum cystatin C might independently predict adverse outcomes for COVID-19 patients. Serum cystatin C could be routinely monitored during hospitalization, which showed clinical importance in prognosticating for adult patients with COVID-19.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Cistatina C/sangue , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , China/epidemiologia , Estudos de Coortes , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Estado Terminal , Feminino , Humanos , Mediadores da Inflamação/sangue , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Modelos Biológicos , Dinâmica não Linear , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Eur Respir Rev ; 29(157)2020 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33004529

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Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has rapidly spread throughout the world, resulting in a pandemic with high mortality. There are no effective treatments for the management of severe COVID-19 and current therapeutic trials are focused on antiviral therapy and attenuation of hyper-inflammation with anti-cytokine therapy. Severe COVID-19 pneumonia shares some pathological similarities with severe bacterial pneumonia and sepsis. In particular, it disrupts the haemostatic balance, which results in a procoagulant state locally in the lungs and systemically. This culminates in the formation of microthrombi, disseminated intravascular coagulation and multi-organ failure. The deleterious effects of exaggerated inflammatory responses and activation of coagulation have been investigated in bacterial pneumonia and sepsis and there is recognition that although these pathways are important for the host immune response to pathogens, they can lead to bystander tissue injury and are negatively associated with survival. In the past two decades, evidence from preclinical studies has led to the emergence of potential anticoagulant therapeutic strategies for the treatment of patients with pneumonia, sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome, and some of these anticoagulant approaches have been trialled in humans. Here, we review the evidence from preclinical studies and clinical trials of anticoagulant treatment strategies in bacterial pneumonia and sepsis, and discuss the importance of these findings in the context of COVID-19.


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Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Coagulação Sanguínea/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Pneumonia Bacteriana/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Sepse/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia
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Sci Rep ; 10(1): 16496, 2020 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020546

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This study aimed to analyze aspartate aminotransferase (AST) to alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ratio in COVID-19 patients. After exclusion, 567 inpatients were included in this study and separated into two groups according to their AST/ALT ratio on admission. Death was regarded as poor prognosis in this study. Of 567 patients, 200 (35.3%) had AST/ALT ≥ 1.38. Of the 200 patients, older age (median age 60 years), myalgia (64 [32%] cases), fatigue (91 [45.5%] cases), some comorbidities and outcomes were significantly different from patients with AST/ALT < 1.38. They also had worse chest computed tomography (CT) findings, laboratory results and severity scores. Levels of platelet count (OR 0.995, 95% CI [0.992-0.998]) and hemoglobin (OR 0.984, 95% CI [0.972-0.995]) were independently associated with AST/ALT ≥ 1.38 on admission. Furthermore, a high AST/ALT ratio on admission was an independent risk factor for poor prognosis (OR 99.9, 95% CI [2.1-4280.5]). In subsequent monitoring, both survivors and non-survivors showed decreased AST/ALT ratio during hospitalization. In conclusion, high AST/ALT ratio might be the indication of worse status and outcomes in COVID-19 patients.


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Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Fadiga/epidemiologia , Feminino , Hemoglobinas/análise , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mialgia/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Admissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Contagem de Plaquetas , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Análise de Sobrevida
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Mayo Clin Proc ; 95(10): 2189-2203, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33012349

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Men are consistently overrepresented in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severe outcomes, including higher fatality rates. These differences are likely due to gender-specific behaviors, genetic and hormonal factors, and sex differences in biological pathways related to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Several social, behavioral, and comorbid factors are implicated in the generally worse outcomes in men compared with women. Underlying biological sex differences and their effects on COVID-19 outcomes, however, have received less attention. The present review summarizes the available literature regarding proposed molecular and cellular markers of COVID-19 infection, their associations with health outcomes, and any reported modification by sex. Biological sex differences characterized by such biomarkers exist within healthy populations and also differ with age- and sex-specific conditions, such as pregnancy and menopause. In the context of COVID-19, descriptive biomarker levels are often reported by sex, but data pertaining to the effect of patient sex on the relationship between biomarkers and COVID-19 disease severity/outcomes are scarce. Such biomarkers may offer plausible explanations for the worse COVID-19 outcomes seen in men. There is the need for larger studies with sex-specific reporting and robust analyses to elucidate how sex modifies cellular and molecular pathways associated with SARS-CoV-2. This will improve interpretation of biomarkers and clinical management of COVID-19 patients by facilitating a personalized medical approach to risk stratification, prevention, and treatment.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Caracteres Sexuais , Biomarcadores/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pandemias , Fatores Sexuais
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33014893

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Objective: To explore the diagnostic value of serum severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nucleocapsid (N) protein assay in the early stages of SARS-COV-2 infection. Methods: Serum N protein level in SARS-COV-2 infected patients and non-SARS-COV-2 infected population was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) double antibody sandwich assay. Colloidal gold immunochromatography assay was used to detect serum N protein antibodies in the above populations. Results: Fifty cases of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid-positive and SARS-CoV-2 antibody-negative patients had a serum N protein positivity rate of 76%. Thirty-seven patients who were positive for serum SARS-CoV-2 antibody after infection had a serum SARS-CoV-2 N protein positivity rate of 2.7%. Serum N protein test results of 633 non-SARS-COV-2 infected patients, including pregnant women, patients with other respiratory infections, and individuals with increased rheumatoid factor were all negative, with serum N protein concentration <10.00 pg/mL at 100% specificity. Using SPSS 19.0 to calculate the receiver operating characteristic curve, the area under the curve was determined to be 0.9756 (95% confidence interval 0.9485-1.000, p < 0.0001), and sensitivity and specificity were 92% (95% confidence interval 81.16-96.85%) and 96.84% (95% confidence interval 95.17-97.15%), respectively. The best CUT-OFF value was 1.850 pg/mL. Conclusion: The measurement of serum SARS-COV-2 N protein has a high diagnostic value for infected patients before the antibody appears and shortens the window period of serological diagnosis. It is recommended that the manufacturer establish two different CUT-OFF values according to the purpose of the application. One CUT-OFF value is used for the diagnosis of clinical SARS-COV-2 infection, and the other is used to screen out as many suspected cases as possible.


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Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Proteínas do Nucleocapsídeo/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Biomarcadores/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Gravidez , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e21871, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019386

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BACKGROUND: Neurofilament light chain (NfL), an index of neuroaxonal injury, is a promising diagnostic and prognostic fluid biomarker with high translational value in many neurodegenerative disorders. Blood NfL measurement has been an exciting and active field of research in idiopathic Parkinson disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonisms. However, blood NfL levels in these parkinsonisms from existing literature were inconsistent. No comprehensive meta-analysis has ever been conducted. METHODS: Three major biomedical electronic databases PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were comprehensively searched from inception to July 10, 2020. This protocol will be prepared based on the guidelines recommended by the statement of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P). Original observational studies that measured blood (serum/plasma) NfL concentrations in patients with parkinsonisms (multiple system atrophy [MSA], progressive supranuclear palsy [PSP], corticobasal syndrome [CBS], and dementia with Lewy bodies [DLB]), and healthy controls (HCs) will be included. Quality assessment of the included studies will be performed using the Newcastle Ottawa Scale (NOS). Meta-analyses will be conducted using the STATA software version 13.0. The standardized mean differences as the measure of effect size and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for each comparison of blood NfL levels. Heterogeneity analysis, sensitivity analysis, publication bias, subgroup analysis, and meta-regression analysis will be carried out to test the robustness of the results. RESULTS: The meta-analysis will obtain the effect sizes of blood NfL levels in the following comparisons: PD versus HC, MSA versus HC, PSP versus HC, CBS versus HC, DLB versus HC, MSA versus PD, PSP versus PD, CBS versus PD, and DLB versus PD. CONCLUSIONS: The present meta-analysis will provide the quantitative evidence of NfL levels in idiopathic PD and atypical parkinsonisms, hoping to facilitate differential diagnoses in clinical practice. REGISTRATION NUMBER: INPLASY202070091.


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Proteínas de Neurofilamentos/sangue , Doença de Parkinson/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Humanos , Metanálise como Assunto , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e21965, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019389

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BACKGROUND: The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status related to the treatment approach for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of peripheral blood circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in EGFR mutated advanced NSCLC patients. METHOD: The related database was systematically searched with keywords until January 19, 2020. Studies contained the histopathological and cytological advanced NSCLC samples were included, and the diagnostic data were recorded for calculating sensitivity and specificity. I statistics were used for detecting heterogeneity across studies, and the meta-regression was performed to seek the source of heterogeneity. RESULT: A total of 32 studies with 4527 advanced NSCLC patients were included in our meta-analysis. Among them, 87% of the patients were diagnosed as stage IV. The pooled sensitivity of peripheral blood ctDNA was 0.70 (95% CI: 0.63-0.75, I = 81.76) and the pooled specificity was 0.98 (95% CI: 0.96-0.99, I = 88.33). The meta-regression showed that the prospective study design and the ARMS detection method were the main source of heterogeneity for sensitivity (P < .05), and the publication country (Asia or non-Asia) was the main source of heterogeneity for specificity (P < .01). CONCLUSION: ctDNA biopsy has high specificity and diagnostic accuracy in detection of EGFR mutation in advanced NSCLC patients. When the ctDNA gene test result is negative, we should fully consider the risk of missed diagnosis, and further tissue biopsy is still needed to undertake.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , DNA Tumoral Circulante/sangue , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Biomarcadores/sangue , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/sangue , Receptores ErbB/sangue , Feminino , Testes Genéticos , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Estudos Prospectivos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22465, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019438

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The present study aimed to investigate the predictive value of free fatty acid (FFA) in embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) according to the presence of potential embolic sources (PES) after extensive etiologic evaluation.This was a retrospective observational study based on a single-center registry from January 2011 to July 2017. Stroke subtypes were determined through laboratory findings, brain, and angiographic imaging, carotid ultrasonography, transthoracic echocardiography, and 24-hour Holter monitoring. If ESUS was suspected, transesophageal echocardiography was additionally performed. Patients were classified into ESUS with PES and ESUS without PES. PES included mitral annular calcification, mitral valve prolapse, patent foramen ovale, atrial septal aneurysm, spontaneous echo contrast, ventricular aneurysm, and high-risk plaques of aortic arch, or carotid bulb. We compared clinical and laboratory findings between the two groups.Of a total of 110 ESUS patients, 61 patients (55.5%) had no PES. Patients with ESUS without PES had higher levels of serum FFA, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and left atrial (LA) enlargement compared with those of ESUS with PES. Multivariable analysis demonstrated that the FFA level, DBP, and LA volume index were associated with ESUS without PES [odds ratio (OR) 1.038, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.019-1.058 for FFA/10 µEq/L, OR 1.414, 95% CI 1.037-1.928 for DBP/10 mm Hg, and OR 1.073, 95% CI 1.009-1.141 for LA volume index].Higher levels of FFA, DBP, and LA volume index are associated with ESUS without PES, highlighting the need to identify the role of these markers in ESUS through further large-scale, multi-center and prospective studies.


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Ácidos Graxos não Esterificados/sangue , Embolia Intracraniana/sangue , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/sangue , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Embolia Intracraniana/complicações , Embolia Intracraniana/diagnóstico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Sistema de Registros , Estudos Retrospectivos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia
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Ann Biol Clin (Paris) ; 78(5): 499-518, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33026346

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The French society of clinical biology "Biochemical markers of COVID-19" has set up a working group with the primary aim of reviewing, analyzing and monitoring the evolution of biological prescriptions according to the patient's care path and to look for markers of progression and severity of the disease. This study covers all public and private sectors of medical biology located in metropolitan and overseas France and also extends to the French-speaking world. This article presents the testimonies and data obtained for the "Overseas and French-speaking countries" sub-working group made up of 45 volunteer correspondents, located in 20 regions of the world. In view of the delayed spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the overseas regions and the French-speaking regions have benefited from feedback from the first territories confronted with COVID-19. Thus, the entry of the virus or its spread in epidemic form could be avoided, thanks to the rapid closure of borders. The overseas territories depend very strongly on air and/or sea links with the metropolis or with the neighboring continent. The isolation of these countries is responsible for reagent supply difficulties and has necessitated emergency orders and the establishment of stocks lasting several months, in order to avoid shortages and maintain adequate patient care. In addition, in countries located in tropical or intertropical zones, the diagnosis of COVID-19 is complicated by the presence of various zoonoses (dengue, Zika, malaria, leptospirosis, etc.).


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Serviços de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Saúde Global/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Medicina de Viagem/organização & administração , Adulto , África/epidemiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Bélgica/epidemiologia , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Biomarcadores/análise , Biomarcadores/sangue , Camboja/epidemiologia , Criança , Serviços de Laboratório Clínico/organização & administração , Serviços de Laboratório Clínico/estatística & dados numéricos , Busca de Comunicante/métodos , Busca de Comunicante/estatística & dados numéricos , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , França/epidemiologia , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Ilhas/epidemiologia , Idioma , Laos/epidemiologia , Louisiana/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoal de Laboratório Médico/organização & administração , Pessoal de Laboratório Médico/estatística & dados numéricos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Inquéritos e Questionários , Análise de Sobrevida , Medicina de Viagem/métodos , Medicina de Viagem/estatística & dados numéricos , Doença Relacionada a Viagens , Clima Tropical , Medicina Tropical/métodos , Medicina Tropical/organização & administração , Medicina Tropical/estatística & dados numéricos , Vietnã/epidemiologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22259, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031266

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Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is difficult in diagnose, criteria used now are mostly based on history review. We tried to evaluate the value of these criteria and histopathology features in DILI to perform a method diagnosing DILI more definitely.We enrolled 458 consecutive hospitalized DILI patients from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2018, using Roussel-Uclaf Causality Assessment Method (RUCAM), Maria & Victorino scale (M&V), and Digestive Disease Week-Japan criterion (DDW-J) combined with refined pathological scoring system respectively to perform the evaluation.A total of 458 DILI patients were enrolled, the area under receiver operating characteristics (AUROC) of the 3 clinical diagnostic criteria were 0.730 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.667-0.793), 0.793 (95% CI: 0.740-0.847), and 0.764 (95% CI: 0.702-0.826) respectively. Three hundred two DILI patients' liver biopsies were included: steatosis in 204 cases (67.5%), cholestasis in 151 cases (50%), cell apoptosis in 139 cases (46%), eosinophil granulocyte infiltration in 131 cases (43.4%), central and/or portal phlebitis in 103 cases (34.1%), iron deposition in 90 cases (29.8%), and pigmented macrophages in 92 cases (30.5%). The AUROC of refined pathological scale combined with 3 criteria were 0.843 (95% CI: 0.747-0.914), 0.907 (95% CI: 0.822-0.960), and 0.881 (95% CI: 0.790-0.942) respectively. In hepatocellular type, the AUROCs were 0.894 (95% CI: 0.787-0.959), 0.960 (95% CI: 0.857-0.994), and 0.940 (95% CI: 0.847-0.985); in cholestatic type, the AUROCs were 0.750 (95% CI: 0.466-0.931), 0.500 (95% CI: 0.239-0.761), and 0.500 (95% CI: 0.239-0.761); in mixed type, the AUROCs were 0.786 (95% CI: 0.524-0.943), 0.869 (95% CI: 0.619-0.981), and 0.762 (95% CI: 0.498 to -0.930).Combined with pathological scale can significantly improve the accuracy of clinical diagnostic criteria, no matter in alone or combined condition, M&V might be more accurate in diagnosing DILI from suspected patients.


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Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/diagnóstico , Biomarcadores/sangue , Biópsia por Agulha , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/patologia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22523, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031294

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There is scarce evidence that the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) could efficiently improve the prediction accuracy of the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score in cases of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).A cohort of 1094 STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention was retrospectively recruited. Patients were categorized based on the ESR values. Final endpoints included cardiovascular death and major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) occurrence. The predictive value of combined models with the GRACE score and ESR was assessed by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis, net reclassification improvement (NRI), and integrated discrimination improvement.During the mean follow-up of 23 months, 34 patients died and 190 experienced MACEs, of which 23 patients died in the first year; both endpoints were more frequent in the higher group. The ESR and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were independent risk factors of 1-year cardiovascular death, together with the GRACE score (ESR: hazard ratio = 1.03, P = .006 hs-CRP: hazard ratio = 1.00, P = .001; GRACE: 1.03, P = .012). Although no statistical improvement in the area under the ROC curve was observed in either the GRACE/ESR or the GRACE/hs-CRP model (GRACE/ESR models: 0. 8073 vs GRACE: 0.7714, P = .22; GRACE/ESR models: 0. 7815 vs GRACE: 0.7714, P = .61), the GRACE score and ESR together significantly improved the NRI (0.633; P< .001) compared with the GRACE alone. Regarding the mid-term mortality, adding the ESR to the GRACE score not only improved the NRI (0.8433; P < .001), but also increased the integrated discrimination improvement (0.0509; P = .04).The ESR is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular death and MACE in STEMI patients receiving primary percutaneous coronary intervention. The ESR comparatively enhanced the predictive values of the prognostic model, including the GRACE risk score.


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Sedimentação Sanguínea , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , China , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Sistema de Registros , Estudos Retrospectivos , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/mortalidade , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/cirurgia
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Clin Appl Thromb Hemost ; 26: 1076029620964868, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33030047

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To discuss the coagulation dysfunction in COVID-19 patients and to find new biomarkers to separate severe COVID-19 patients from mild ones. We use a retrospective analysis of 88 COVID-19 patients, and compare the coagulation function between severe and mild groups. We found the prothrombin time (PT), thrombin time (TT), D-dimer were significantly higher in the severe group (P < 0.05), and the highest area under the curve (AUC) is 0.91 for D-dimer, while the AUC of PT and TT were 0.80 and 0.61 respectively. We identified that D-dimer has a better value in predicting patients who are likely to develop into severe cases, with the sensitivity and specificity were 84.4% and 88.8%, respectively. D-dimer may be a good biomarker to separate the severe COVID-19 patients from the mild ones.


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Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/etiologia , Testes de Coagulação Sanguínea/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Produtos de Degradação da Fibrina e do Fibrinogênio/análise , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Adulto , Idoso , Área Sob a Curva , Biomarcadores/sangue , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/sangue , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/fisiopatologia , China , Estudos de Coortes , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Tempo de Protrombina , Curva ROC , Estudos Retrospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Tempo de Trombina
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21888, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871918

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a prototypic autoimmune disease with considerable genetic predisposition. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) is crucial for the innate immunity and implicated in SLE pathogenesis. Accordingly, we conducted a case-control study to find the association of NLRP3 variations with SLE susceptibility and disease activity.Three single nucleotide polymorphisms of NLRP3 (rs3806268, rs4612666, and rs10754558) were genotyped in 400 SLE patients and 400 healthy controls; the patients were further divided into mild-to-moderate or high disease activity subgroup. Serum cytokines, complements, and autoantibodies were also detected.We found that rs4612666 TT genotype conferred a higher risk of severe disease activity with adjusted odds ratio = 2.08, P = .02 and adjusted odds ratio  = 2.34, P = .01 in the codominant and recessive model, respectively. Nevertheless, there was no association between the 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms of NLRP3 gene and SLE susceptibility. In addition, C4 decreased significantly in rs3806268 GG (P < .001) and rs4612666 TT genotype carriers (P = .03). A higher trend of interleukin-1ß and interleukin-γ release were identified in rs3806268 AA and rs10754558 CC genotype carriers, respectively.NLRP3 polymorphisms are associated with SLE disease activity and hypocomplementemia. Interleukin-1ß and interleukin-γ levels in SLE patients are correlated with NLRP3 variants as well.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/genética , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Complemento C4/metabolismo , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Subunidade gama Comum de Receptores de Interleucina/sangue , Interleucina-1beta/sangue , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/sangue , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/sangue , Adulto Jovem
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Korean J Parasitol ; 58(4): 413-419, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871635

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Eosinophilia occurs commonly in many diseases including allergic diseases and helminthic infections. Toxocariasis has been suggested as one cause of eosinophilia. The present study was undertaken to examine the prevalence of toxocariasis in patients with eosinophilia and to identify the risk factors for toxocariasis. This prospective cohort study recruited a total of 81 patients with eosinophilia (34 males and 47 females) who visited the outpatient clinic at Seoul National University Hospital from January 2017 to February 2018 and agreed to participate in this study. The prevalence of toxocariasis was examined by T. canis-specific ELISA, and the various risk factors for toxocariasis were evaluated by a questionnaire survey. Among 81 patients with eosinophilia, 18 were positive for anti-T. canis antibodies (22.2%); 88.9% were male (16/18) and 11.1% were female (2/18). Multivariate statistical analysis revealed that males (OR 21.876, 95% CI: 1.667-287.144) with a history of consuming the raw meat or livers of animals (OR 5.899, 95% CI: 1.004-34.669) and a heavy alcohol-drinking habit (OR 8.767, 95% CI: 1.018-75.497) were at higher risk of toxocariasis in patients with eosinophilia. Toxocariasis should be considered a potential cause of eosinophilia when the patient has a history of eating the raw meat or livers of animals in Korea. A single course of albendazole is recommended to reduce the migration of Toxocara larvae in serologically positive cases with eosinophilia.


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Eosinofilia/etiologia , Toxocaríase/complicações , Toxocaríase/epidemiologia , Alcoolismo , Animais , Anticorpos Anti-Helmínticos/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estudos de Coortes , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Eosinofilia/epidemiologia , Comportamento Alimentar , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Carne/efeitos adversos , Prevalência , Estudos Prospectivos , República da Coreia/epidemiologia , Fatores de Risco , Inquéritos e Questionários , Toxocara canis/imunologia , Toxocaríase/diagnóstico , Toxocaríase/parasitologia
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