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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(10): 54-56, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31571453

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Background: Attention has increasingly turned towards the role of factors, such as inflammation in the development of atherosclerosis and CHD. C-reactive protein (CRP) has emerged as one of the most important novel inflammatory marker. Subsequent risk modification and treatment strategies of CHD keeping on pointer towards inflammation may be the appropriate approach. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the association of CHD with CRP, a sensitive marker of inflammation. Material and Methods: This is a case control study amongst 300 subjects (150 cases and 150 controls), conducted in the Department of Cardiology at Sri Aurobindo Medical College and P.G Institute, Indore, M.P. Subjects with definite diagnosis of CHD established by coronary angiography (CAG) was taken as cases, subjects matched with age, gender with no conventional risk factor and past history of CHD from the relatives and accompanying persons were enlisted as controls. Results: Estimation of CRP reveals ≥0.6 mg/dl in 88(58.7%) subjects out of 150, compared to 26 (17.3%) control subjects out of 150 which is statistically significant (p value<0.0001) (OR=6.7). Conclusion: CRP as a noble marker of inflammation was significantly higher in subjects of CHD and thus supported adequately the hypothesis of an activation of inflammatory cascade for coronary atheromatous plaque formation and causation of CHD.


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Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Doença das Coronárias/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Fatores de Risco
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 21(10): 658-661, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31599506

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BACKGROUND: The incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is increasing and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore, there is a need to find new tools to determine the severity of the disease. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prognostic values of inflammatory markers such as mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with CDAD. METHODS: The study comprised of 100 patients diagnosed with CDAD. The study included an additional control group of 69 patients with diarrhea who were negative for C. difficile toxin. The control group was age- and sex-matched and hospitalized at the same time period. NLR and MPV were obtained from complete blood count results. Serum CRP levels were measured by the latex particle enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay. Blood samples for all inflammatory markers were collected at time of diagnosis and prior to initiating the antibiotic therapy. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and prognostic data were collected from medical records for a period of 90 days from the initial diagnosis of CDAD. RESULTS: The mean age of the CDAD group was 68.6 ± 21.5 years compared to 65.6 ± 24.5 in the control group (P = 0.29). Our findings show that patients with CDAD had significantly higher NLR, MPV and serum CRP levels compared to the control group (P < 0.001)). Moreover, significantly higher levels were observed when CDAD was fatal (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Elevated NLR, MPV, and serum CRP levels may serve as biomarkers for prediction of recurrence and mortality in patients with CDAD.


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Infecções por Clostridium/sangue , Infecções por Clostridium/complicações , Clostridium difficile/patogenicidade , Diarreia/microbiologia , Inflamação/sangue , Inflamação/microbiologia , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Infecções por Clostridium/diagnóstico , Diarreia/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Masculino , Volume Plaquetário Médio/estatística & dados numéricos , Neutrófilos/metabolismo , Prognóstico , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Int Heart J ; 60(5): 1037-1042, 2019 Sep 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484863

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Although high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) has been used to predict the risk of adverse cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), little is known about the association between hs-CRP and long-term outcomes in patients with preserved renal function.Here, we studied 1,153 patients with stable CAD and preserved renal function (estimated glomerular filtration rate: > 60 mL/minute/1.73 m2) who underwent their first PCI between 2000 and 2011. Those with available data on preprocedural hs-CRP were included. Patients were assigned to tertiles according to preprocedural hs-CRP levels. The incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), including all-cause death and nonfatal myocardial infarction, was evaluated. During a median follow-up period of 7.5 years, Kaplan-Meier curves showed ongoing divergence in the rates of MACE among the hs-CRP tertiles (hs-CRP < 0.05 mg/L, 12.1%; 0.05-0.17 mg/L, 12.1%; > 0.17 mg/L, 21.6%; log-rank P = 0.003). After adjusting for the established cardiovascular risk factors, hs-CRP levels were found to be associated with a higher incidence of MACE (hazard ratio [HR]: 3.65, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.77-7.07; P = 0.0008) and a higher rate of all-cause mortality (HR: 5.14, 95% CI: 2.38-10.30; P < 0.0001).In conclusion, this long-term registry showed that preprocedural hs-CRP measurement is clinically useful for long-term risk assessments in patients with stable CAD and preserved renal function.


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Angioplastia Coronária com Balão/mortalidade , Angioplastia Coronária com Balão/métodos , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Causas de Morte , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Idoso , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/estatística & dados numéricos , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estudos de Coortes , Angiografia Coronária/métodos , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/sangue , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/mortalidade , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular/fisiologia , Hospitais Universitários , Humanos , Japão , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Retrospectivos , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue ; 31(8): 962-966, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31537220

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OBJECTIVE: To analyze the changes of early procalcitonin (PCT) and hypersensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with acute cerebral infarction, and to explore the predictive value of both for acute cerebral infarction with infection. METHODS: 206 acute cerebral infarction patients admitted to the department of neurology of Feicheng Mining Center Hospital from May 2014 to May 2019 were enrolled. Clinical data of patients and serum PCT and hs-CRP levels at 24, 48 and 72 hours after onset were collected. Patients were divided into infected group (n = 69) and non-infected group (n = 137) according to whether infection occurred within 5 days after onset. And 60 healthy people in the same period were selected as the healthy control group. The trends of serum PCT and hs-CRP levels in each group were analyzed. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was used to analyze the values of serum PCT and hs-CRP levels in identifying acute cerebral infarction with infection. RESULTS: The serum level of PCT at 24, 48 and 72 hours in the infected group and the non-infected group were significantly higher than those in the healthy control group, and the serum level of PCT at 48 hours and 72 hours in the infected group were significantly higher than those in the non-infected group (µg/L: 0.28±0.08 vs. 0.19±0.03, 0.31±0.07 vs. 0.15±0.06, both P < 0.05). Compared with 24 hours, the serum PCT level in the infected group at 48 hours and 72 hours were significantly increased, but decreased in the non-infected group. The serum hs-CRP level in the infected group at 24, 48 and 72 hours were significantly higher than those in the non-infected group and the healthy control group (mg/L: 5.86±1.73 vs. 5.45±1.08, 5.25±1.33; 8.01±2.41 vs. 5.67±2.13, 5.25±1.33; 14.25±2.19 vs. 12.30±1.87, 5.25±1.33; all P < 0.05). And the serum hs-CRP level in the non-infected group at 72 hours was significantly higher than that in the healthy control group. Compared with 24 hours, the serum hs-CRP level in the infected group and non-infected group at 48 hours and 72 hours were significantly increased. It was shown by ROC curve analysis that serum PCT and hs-CRP levels at 24 hours had no predictive value for infection in patients with acute cerebral infarction [area under ROC curve (AUC) was 0.440, 0.576 respectively, both P > 0.05]. At 48 hours, the AUC of serum PCT in diagnosis of acute cerebral infarction with infection was 0.850 [95% confidence interval (95%CI) = 0.784-0.916], the sensitivity and specificity were 66.7% and 97.8% when the cut-off of PCT was 0.25 µg/L; the AUC of serum hs-CRP was 0.759 (95%CI = 0.689-0.830), the sensitivity and specificity were 66.7% and 76.6% when the cut-off of hs-CRP was 6.80 mg/L; the AUC of PCT combined with hs-CRP was 0.911 (95%CI = 0.859-0.964), the sensitivity was 90.5%, the specificity was 86.9%. At 72 hours, the AUC of serum PCT in diagnosis of acute cerebral infarction with infection was 0.952 (95%CI = 0.916-0.989), the sensitivity and specificity were 89.9% and 93.4% when the cut-off of PCT was 0.23 µg/L; the AUC of serum hs-CRP was 0.753 (95%CI = 0.678-0.828), the sensitivity and specificity were 60.9% and 83.2% when the cut-off of hs-CRP was 14.01 mg/L; the AUC of PCT combined with hs-CRP was 0.954 (95%CI = 0.918-0.991), the sensitivity was 97.1%, and the specificity was 89.8%. The results showed that the diagnostic value of serum PCT at 48 hours and 72 hours were higher than those of hs-CRP, and the predictive value of PCT combined with hs-CRP was higher than those of single index. CONCLUSIONS: Acute cerebral infarction itself has an effect on serum PCT level; serum PCT level above 0.23 µg/L at 72 hours after onset and reference to serum hs-CRP level have a high predictive value for the diagnosis of infection in patients with acute cerebral infarction.


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Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Infarto Cerebral/metabolismo , Pró-Calcitonina/sangue , Sepse , Infarto Cerebral/microbiologia , Humanos , Curva ROC , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4371-4377, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366532

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify the predictive biomarkers of response to pretreatment for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) treated with nivolumab. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects were 54 patients treated with nivolumab for mRCC with a clear cell component (mccRCC) between September 2016 and February 2018. We analyzed the impact of serum biomarkers (lactate dehydrogenase [LDH], neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, and C-reactive protein) on patients treated with nivolumab. We adopted the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium prognostic model using six clinical factors (0=favorable, 1 or 2=intermediate, 3 to 6=poor risk groups, respectively). RESULTS: The prognostic risk classification (non-poor vs. poor) and serum LDH levels were correlated with the objective response of nivolumab treatment for mccRCC. Elevated serum LDH levels at baseline were an independent biomarker for progression-free survival (PFS) of mccRCC patients receiving nivolumab [HR=2.268 (95%CI=1.014-5.051), p=0.046]. Notably, high LDH levels were associated with a poorer PFS for patients in the favorable-risk group. CONCLUSION: Serum LDH levels at baseline before nivolumab treatment were associated with the objective response and clinical outcome of nivolumab treatment.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/sangue , Prognóstico , Idoso , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Renais/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Linfócitos/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neutrófilos/patologia , Nivolumabe/administração & dosagem , Nivolumabe/efeitos adversos , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Resultado do Tratamento
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 41(8): 633-637, 2019 Aug 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31434457

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Objective: To investigate whether elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and neutrophil (NE) in the blood is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer incidence. Methods: From 2006 to 2007, all employees and retirees from Kailuan (Group) Limited liability Corporation were included in this Kailuan Cohort study. The last follow-up date was December 2015. Data on new cases of lung cancer were collected, and multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to the relationship between baseline CRP and NE at baseline and risk of lung cancer. Results: A total of 92 735 participants were enrolled in this study. During the follow-up, 850 new cases of lung cancer were identified. All subjects were divided into four groups according to the combination level of CRP and NE at baseline: CRP≤3 mg/L and NE≤4×10(9)/L(Group A), CRP≤3 mg/L and NE>4×10(9)/L(Group B), CRP>3 mg/L and NE≤4×10(9)/L(Group C), CRP>3 mg/L and NE>4×10(9)/L(Group D). The cumulative incidence of lung cancer were 950/100 000, 1 030/100 000, 1 081/100 000 and 1 596/100 000 in these four groups, respectively (P<0.001). Multivariate Cox proportional risk model showed that participants from Group D had an significantly increased 72% risks of lung cancer when compared to Group A (95% CI: 1.40~2.12, P<0.001). Stratified analyses gender showed that males in Group D had higher risk of lung cancer when compared with participants in Group A (HR=1.73, 95% CI: 1.40~2.15, P<0.001). Conclusion: Elevated levels of CRP and NE might increase the risk of lung cancer.


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Neoplasias Pulmonares/epidemiologia , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Contagem de Leucócitos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/sangue , Masculino , Neutrófilos , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(33): e16622, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31415355

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OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the correlation of serum Jun-amino-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway-associated phosphatase (JKAP) level with disease risk, severity, inflammation, and treatment response to tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitor in Crohn disease (CD) patients. METHOD: Ninety-six active CD patients and 90 healthy controls (HCs) were consecutively enrolled. Serum JKAP level of participants was determined via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). In CD patients, C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Crohn disease activity index (CDAI), and inflammatory cytokine levels (determined by ELISA) were recorded. All CD patients underwent infliximab (IFX) treatment for 12 weeks, then treatment response (defined as decrement of CDAI ≥70) was assessed at week 12 (W12). RESULTS: Serum JKAP level in CD patients was lower compared to HCs, and it disclosed a good predictive value for decreased CD risk; meanwhile, it was negatively correlated with CRP level, CDAI score, TNF-α, interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-17 levels in CD patients. Sixty-eight (70.8%) patients achieved treatment response to IFX at W12, and JKAP level was increased at W12 compared to baseline. Interestingly, baseline JKAP level in response patients was decreased compared to nonresponse patients, and it exhibited a good predictive value for decreased treatment response to IFX, multivariate logistic regression revealed that JKAP was an independent factor for predicting reduced IFX response. CONCLUSION: Circulating JKAP expression correlates with decreased disease risk, activity, and inflammation level, and it could be served as a novel biomarker for predicting reduced clinical response to TNF-α inhibitor in CD patients.


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Doença de Crohn/tratamento farmacológico , Fármacos Gastrointestinais/uso terapêutico , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/fisiologia , Monoéster Fosfórico Hidrolases/sangue , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/antagonistas & inibidores , Adulto , Biomarcadores/sangue , Sedimentação Sanguínea , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Doença de Crohn/sangue , Citocinas/sangue , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Humanos , Inflamação , Infliximab/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Med Life ; 12(2): 150-155, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31406516

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Pain control during and after any surgical procedure, is extremely essential for the comfort of patients. Pain killers used routinely act by inhibiting cyclooxygenase to control pain and inflammation. Cox-1 is constitutively expressed in most cell types, including platelets, whereas Cox-2 is absent from most healthy tissues but is induced by pro-inflammatory or proliferative stimuli. Cox-1 plays a role in the production of prostaglandins involved in protection of the gastric mucosal layer and thromboxanes (TX) in platelets. Cox-2 generally mediates elevations of prostaglandins associated with inflammation, pain, and pyresis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen are generally nonselective inhibitors of Coxs. This lack of selectivity has been linked to their propensity to cause gastrointestinal side effects. The new Cox-2 selective inhibitors, or coxibs, show the same anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic effects as nonselective NSAIDs but are supposed to have reduced side-effect profiles. This study evaluates whether rofecoxib (50 mg) given one hour pre-operatively or the same drug given one hour post-operatively is more effective in controlling the pain and swelling in mandibular third molar surgery.


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Inibidores de Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/uso terapêutico , Mandíbula/cirurgia , Dente Serotino/cirurgia , Adolescente , Adulto , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/efeitos adversos , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/uso terapêutico , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Lactonas/farmacologia , Masculino , Cuidados Pós-Operatórios , Sulfonas/farmacologia , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2961, 2019 07 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31273197

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Persistent inflammation is a hallmark of many human diseases, including anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) and atherosclerosis. Here, we describe a dominant trigger of inflammation: human serum factor H-related protein FHR1. In vitro, this protein selectively binds to necrotic cells via its N-terminus; in addition, it binds near necrotic glomerular sites of AAV patients and necrotic areas in atherosclerotic plaques. FHR1, but not factor H, FHR2 or FHR3 strongly induces inflammasome NLRP3 in blood-derived human monocytes, which subsequently secrete IL-1ß, TNFα, IL-18 and IL-6. FHR1 triggers the phospholipase C-pathway via the G-protein coupled receptor EMR2 independent of complement. Moreover, FHR1 concentrations of AAV patients negatively correlate with glomerular filtration rates and associate with the levels of inflammation and progressive disease. These data highlight an unexpected role for FHR1 during sterile inflammation, may explain why FHR1-deficiency protects against certain diseases, and identifies potential targets for treatment of auto-inflammatory diseases.


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Proteínas Inativadoras do Complemento C3b/metabolismo , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Monócitos/metabolismo , Monócitos/patologia , Doenças Vasculares/metabolismo , Doenças Vasculares/patologia , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Proteínas do Sistema Complemento/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Imobilizadas/metabolismo , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Lipoproteínas LDL/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Necrose , Ligação Proteica , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/metabolismo , Soro/metabolismo , Fosfolipases Tipo C/metabolismo
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Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue ; 31(6): 680-683, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31315722

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlation between major inflammatory factors and septic shock in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and to provide a basis for the diagnosis and treatment of septic shock. METHODS: The patients admitted to ICU of the Third People's Hospital of Datong from March 2017 to August 2018 were selected as the research objects. According to the diagnostic criteria of septic shock, the patients were divided into septic shock group and non-septic group. The basic information and inflammatory factors levels of the two groups, including age, gender, body mass index (BMI), course of disease, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II), infection site and pathogenic; and C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR), N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), γ-interferon (IFN-γ), interleukins (IL-1ß, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8) at 8 hours after diagnosis, were compared. Logistic regression was used to analyze the influencing factors of septic shock in ICU patients. RESULTS: A total of 154 ICU patients were selected, of whom 74 had septic shock. The APACHE II score of septic shock group was significantly higher than that of non-sepsis group (23.42±3.64 vs. 15.67±2.26, P < 0.05). There was no significant difference in other baseline data between the two groups. The levels of CRP, NT-proBNP, TNF-α, IFN-γ, PCT, IL-6, IL-8 in the septic shock group were significantly higher than those in the non-septic group [CRP (mg/L): 164.3±22.6 vs. 52.3±16.2, NT-proBNP (ng/L): 426.3±288.9 vs. 167.3±80.6, TNF-α (ng/L): 193.4±39.3 vs. 88.1±20.3, IFN-γ (ng/L): 133.3±52.0 vs. 97.0±56.1, PCT (ng/L): 27.6±10.2 vs. 7.3±4.1, IL-6 (ng/L): 83.0±17.6 vs. 20.9±6.4, IL-8 (ng/L): 445.8±34.0 vs. 84.0±25.7, all P < 0.05]. It was shown by Logistic regression analysis that CRP, NT-proBNP, TNF-α, PCT, IL-6 were independent risk factors for septic shock [CRP: odds ratio (OR) = 1.662, 95% confidence interval (95%CI) = 1.132-2.567; NT-proBNP: OR = 14.688, 95%CI = 3.580-20.238; TNF-α: OR = 1.093, 95%CI = 1.043-1.343; PCT: OR = 6.378, 95%CI = 4.556-12.243; IL-6: OR = 9.641, 95%CI = 2.242-13.786; all P < 0.05]. CONCLUSIONS: The levels of inflammatory factors CRP, NT-proBNP, TNF-α, PCT and IL-6 were significantly increased, which were important factors for early diagnosis of septic shock.


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Choque Séptico/diagnóstico , Choque Séptico/metabolismo , APACHE , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Masculino , Peptídeo Natriurético Encefálico/metabolismo , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Pró-Calcitonina/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Zhonghua Er Ke Za Zhi ; 57(8): 625-630, 2019 Aug 02.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31352749

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Objective: To compare the characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae necrotizing pneumonia (MPNP) and bacterial necrotizing pneumonia (BNP), and explore the biomarkers for differentiation of MPNP from BNP. Methods: A retrospective, observational study of 52 necrotizing pneumonia (NP) cases who were hospitalized in our hospital from January 2008 to December 2017 was conducted. According to the pathogen causing NP, patients were divided into two groups, BNP and MPNP, and the clinical manifestations, laboratory data, imaging findings, hospital course and prognosis between these groups were analyzed. Results: This study enrolled 19 boys and 33 girls, and the median ages of patients were 4.4 (0.1-13.8) years old. Of the totally of 52 NP patients, 19 were in the BNP group (9 boys and 10 girls), 33 were in the MPNP group (10 boys and 23 girls). The mean age of MPNP patients was much older than that of BNP patients (5.2 (2.3-13.2) years vs. 1.8 (0.1-13.8) years, Z=-0.128, P<0.01). The number of patients with tachypnea and pleural effusion septation were significantly higher in BNP patients than those in MPNP patients (15 cases vs. 4 cases, χ(2)=23.222, P<0.01; 14 cases vs. 1 case, χ(2)=29.326, P<0.01), which more needed to oxygentherapy (18 cases vs. 12 cases, χ(2)=16.833, P<0.01) and undergo chest drainage (9 cases vs. 4 cases, χ(2)=5.829, P=0.022); while the number of patients required bronchoalveolar lavage was higher in MPNP patients than that in BNP patients (5 cases vs. 32 cases, χ(2)=29.326, P<0.01). The values of white blood cell (WBC) (23.2 (5.2-67.1)×10(9)/L vs. 9.7 (6.3-18.7)×10(9)/L, Z=-4.855, P<0.01), procalcitonin (PCT) (3.69 (0.23-90.15) mg/L vs. 0.28 (0.02-1.44) mg/L, Z=-3.207, P=0.001), C reactive protein (CRP) (160 (94-220) mg/L vs. 90 (5-134) mg/L, Z=-4.337, P<0.01), interleukin (IL)-10 (11.7 (4.2-401.5) ng/L vs. 4.8 (2.0-23.4) ng/L, Z=-2.278, P=0.023), pleural fluid cell count (5 200 (120-50 000)×10(6)/L vs. 790 (68-6 920)×10(6)/L, Z=-3.125, P=0.002), pleural fluid lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) (3 990 (589-29 382) U/L vs. 2 211 (673-3 993) U/L, Z=-2.488, P=0.013) in BNP group were significantly higher than those in MPNP group; while the values of pleural fluid glucose(0.43 (0.03-18.00) mmol/L vs. 5.95 (4.27-7.87) mmol/L, Z=-2.795, P=0.005), serum tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (2.3 (1.0-2.8) ng/L vs. 2.6 (1.3-109.2) ng/L, Z=-2.113, P=0.035) and interferon (IFN)-γ (4.8 (2.6-7.7) ng/L vs. 11.9 (2.9-154.6) ng/L, Z=-2.455, P=0.014) were lower in BNP group than those in MPNP group. Meanwhile, the mean time from the onset of symptoms to the discovery of necrotic lesions was longer in MPNP group than that in BNP group ((20.6±6.4) days vs. (14.6±6.2) days, t=3.029, P=0.004). After treatments, all patients were discharged without death, WBC and PCT recovered more quickly in MPNP group than those in BNP group (12 (0-24) days vs. 0 (0-23) days, Z=-4.484, P<0.01; 10 (5-15) days vs. 0 (0-23) days, Z=-3.244, P=0.001). As to prognosis, 34 cases were followed up, and the results showed that patients recovered without surgical intervention, and chest lesions were resolved within 3.0 (1.0-8.0) months, and the time to necrosis disappearance was similar in the BNP group and MPNP greup (3.0 (1.0-8.0) months vs. 3.0 (1.0-8.0) months, Z=-0.128, P=0.001). In receiver operator characteristic curve analysis, the cut-off values for the age, WBC, CRP, PCT, pleural fluid cell count and pleural fluid glucose were set at 2.4 years of age, 17.2×10(9)/L, 157 mg/L, 1.505 mg/L, 2 630×10(6)/L and 3.73 mmol/L, respectively. Conclusions: NP is found to be severe and prolonged, yet, reversible through proper therapy, such as rational antibiotics application. The age, WBC, CRP, PCT, pleural fluid cell count and pleural fluid glucose could be used as biomarkers to differentiate MPNP from BNP in children.


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Mycoplasma pneumoniae , Necrose/patologia , Pneumonia por Mycoplasma/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Necrosante/diagnóstico , Adolescente , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores/sangue , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Pneumonia por Mycoplasma/microbiologia , Pneumonia Necrosante/microbiologia , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Adv Clin Chem ; 91: 163-179, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31331488

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Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is involved in vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction through various mechanisms. Until now, most studies confirmed an important link between PTX3 and endothelial dysfunction and identified several pathogenetic pathways. PTX3 modulates inflammatory cells, thus stimulating vascular inflammation. Within endothelial cells, it decreases nitric oxide (NO) synthesis, inhibits cell proliferation and alters their functions. PTX3 blocks the effect of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) by making a molecular complex with these molecules inactivating them. However, there are substances like the tumor necrosis factor-inducible gene 6 protein (TSG-6) that block the PTX3-FGF2 interaction. Interacting with P-selectin, it promotes vascular inflammatory response and endothelial dysfunction. PTX3 also increases the matrix metalloproteinases synthesis directly or by blocking NO synthesis. From a clinical point of view, PTX3 positively correlates with arterial hypertension, flow mediated dilation and, with intima media thickness. Therefore, the involvement of PTX3 in the pathogenesis and evaluation of endothelial dysfunction is clear, and it may become a biomarker in this direction, but further studies are needed to determine its reliability in this direction. Last but not least, PTX3 could become an effective therapeutic target for preventing this dysfunction, but further research needs to be conducted.


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Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Inflamação/metabolismo , Componente Amiloide P Sérico/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/etiologia , Aterosclerose/patologia , Proteína C-Reativa/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Componente Amiloide P Sérico/genética
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(29): e16476, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31335708

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The insertion (I) or deletion (D) polymorphism in the angiotension I converting enzyme gene, (ACE I/D, rs1799752) is associated with human exercise endurance and performance. However, most of the aforementioned studies focus on marathons, swimming, and triathlons, while the ACE polymorphism in ultra-marathoners has not yet been reported. We studied the impact of ACE I/D polymorphism in ultra-marathoners and investigated its relationship with lipid profiles, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in runners before and after ultra-marathon racing.This observational study used data from a 100-km ultra-marathon in Taipei, Taiwan. Twenty-four male participants were analyzed for their ACE insertion/deletion polymorphism, lipid profiles, hs-CRP, IL-6 in serum immediately before and after ultra-marathon running.In our 24 subjects analyzed, 7, 14, and 3 subjects were of I/I, I/D, and D/D genotypes, respectively. Runners with the D polymorphism (I/D and D/D) showed a trend of better performance in the 100-km ultra-marathon (measured by completion time in minutes, P = .036). In this group, the previous best marathon performance was also significantly better than the I/I group (P = .047). After adjusting for body mass index (BMI), the difference in performance was not significant. Ketone levels, IL-6, and hs-CRP levels were highly increased at immediately and 24-hour post-race. No correlation was found between different ACE polymorphisms and common biochemical parameters examined.We report the first study in the impact of the ACE I/D (rs1799752) on ultra-marathoners. Presence of the D polymorphism in ACE gene is associated with better performance, although the BMI of the runners contribute as a major factor. There was no difference in the biochemical or lipid parameters measured among different ACE polymorphisms.


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Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Interleucina-6/sangue , Lipídeos/sangue , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Resistência Física/fisiologia , Polimorfismo Genético , Corrida/fisiologia , Adulto , Alelos , Índice de Massa Corporal , Genótipo , Humanos , Cetonas/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(26): e16204, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31261567

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Several prognostic indices have been employed to predict the outcome of surgical critically ill patients. Among them, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II, sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) and simplified acute physiology score (SAPS 3) are widely used. It seems that biological markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP), albumin, and blood lactate levels correlate with the degree of inflammation during the immediate postoperative phase and could be used as independent predictors. The objective of this study is to compare the different predictive values of prognostic indices and biological markers in the outcome of 847 surgical patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in the postoperative phase.The patients were divided into survivors (n = 765, 57.4% males, age 61, interquartile range 51-71) and nonsurvivors (n = 82, 57.3% males, age 70, interquartile range 58-79). APACHE II, APACHE II death probability (DP), SOFA, SAPS 3, SAPS 3 DP, CRP, albumin, and lactate were recorded on ICU admission (first 24 hours). The area under the ROC curve (AUROC) and 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were used to measure the index accuracy to predict mortality.The AUROC and 95% CI for APACHE II, APACHE II DP, SOFA, SAPS 3, SAPS 3 DP, CRP/albumin ratio, CRP, albumin, and lactate were 0.850 (0.824-0.873), 0.855 (0.829-0.878), 0.791 (0.762-0.818), 0.840 (0.813-0.864), 0.840 (0.813-0.864), 0.731 (0.700-0.761), 0.708 (0.676-0.739), 0.697 (0.665-0.728), and 0.601 (0.567-0.634), respectively. The ICU and overall in-hospital mortality were 6.6 and 9.7%, respectively. The APACHE II, APACHE II DP, SAPS 3, SAPS 3 DP, and SOFA scores showed a better performance than CRP/albumin ratio, CRP, albumin, or lactate to predict in-hospital mortality of surgical critically ill patients.Even though all indices were able to discriminate septic from nonseptic patients, only APACHE II, APACHE II DP, SOFA and to a lesser extent SAPS 3, SAPS 3 DP, and blood lactate levels could predict in the first 24-hour ICU admission surgical patients who have survived sepsis.


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Cuidados Críticos , Estado Terminal/mortalidade , Estado Terminal/terapia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/diagnóstico , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/mortalidade , APACHE , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Cuidados Críticos/métodos , Feminino , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Ácido Láctico/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Escores de Disfunção Orgânica , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/terapia , Período Pós-Operatório , Curva ROC , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sepse/diagnóstico , Sepse/mortalidade , Sepse/terapia , Albumina Sérica/metabolismo , Escala Psicológica Aguda Simplificada
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Pan Afr Med J ; 32: 134, 2019.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31303907

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This study reports the case of a 3-year old female child with a 1-year history of rash manifesting as discoid plaques with pink, non-itchy, rounded and oval, polycyclic, confluent macular areas measuring 1-3 cm in diameter, with central clearing evolving in stages, with repeated regression and reappearance. The child was admitted to the Emergency Department with respiratory distress, fever and aggravation of pre-existing skin lesions becoming diffuse. Mitral holosystolic murmur with an intensity of grade 4/6 was recorded by cardiac auscultation. Cardiac ultrasound showed acute massive mitral insufficiency with valvular vegetations. Laboratory tests showed inflammation with a CRP level of 300 mg/l and a sedimentation rate of 60 mm in the first hour and ASLO levels were very high (1600 IU/ml). The diagnosis of infectious endocarditis due to valvular rheumatic heart disease was retained. After stabilization, antibiotic therapy and mitral valve surgery in emergency, the dermatological lesions regressed in a few days but the haemodynamic condition of the child deteriorated rapidly with sudden death. Besnier erythema is a rare cutaneous manifestation of acute articular rhumatism. Physicians should not neglect this rare but useful clinical sign, especially in patients with subclinical valvular involvement in order to avoid potential late cardiac complications. The three differential diagnoses included: ringworm, urticaria, and erythema due to hereditary angioedema.


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Endocardite Bacteriana/diagnóstico , Eritema/etiologia , Inflamação/diagnóstico , Cardiopatia Reumática/diagnóstico , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Pré-Escolar , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Endocardite Bacteriana/etiologia , Eritema/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Inflamação/etiologia , Cardiopatia Reumática/complicações
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(28): e16464, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31305479

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Atherosclerosis is the primary etiological factor associated with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Kidneys have a highly arterial vascular structure and are therefore commonly affected by atherosclerosis, including those affecting the coronary arteries. Renal shear wave elastography (SWE) is an ultrasonographic method, which provides reliable information regarding the condition of the renal parenchyma.We investigated the relationship between SWE findings and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis.We calculated the following: the renal cortical stiffness (rCS) evaluated via SWE, the renal resistive index, the renal pulsatility index, the acceleration time, and the mean Syntax score (SS). Patients with a mean SS <12 were categorized into a low-risk (LR) and those with a mean SS ≥12 were categorized into the high-risk (HR) group.Our study included 132 patients-76 in the LR and 56 in the HR group. Creatinine, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and rCS were significantly higher, but the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was significantly lower in the HR group. The Hs-CRP (odds ratio [OR] 1.220), GFR (OR 0.967), and rCS (OR 1.316) were observed to be independent predictors for the HR group. The cutoff value of rCS using receiver-operating characteristic curve analysis was 4.43 for the prediction of HR patients and showed 60.7% sensitivity and 57.9% specificity (area under the curve 0.642).SWE which shows renal parenchymal injury and atherosclerosis in renal vessels may give an idea about the severity of coronary atherosclerosis.


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Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/diagnóstico , Aterosclerose/diagnóstico , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico , Técnicas de Imagem por Elasticidade , Córtex Renal/diagnóstico por imagem , Biomarcadores/sangue , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Angiografia Coronária , Creatinina/sangue , Elasticidade , Feminino , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular , Humanos , Córtex Renal/irrigação sanguínea , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Tecido Parenquimatoso/diagnóstico por imagem , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Int J Cardiovasc Imaging ; 35(9): 1745-1753, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31312997

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No data exist whether statins have robust anti-inflammatory effects of atherosclerotic plaques primarily during the early treatment period or continuously throughout use. This prospective three time point 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) study of the carotid artery assessed anti-inflammatory effects of statin during the early treatment period (initiation to 3 months) and late treatment period (3 months to 1 year) and their correlation with lipid and inflammatory profile changes during a year of therapy. Nine statin-naïve stable angina patients with inflammatory carotid plaques received 20 mg/day atorvastatin after undergoing initial 18F-FDG PET/CT scanning of carotid arteries and ascending thoracic aorta, and then completed serial 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging at 3 and 12 months whose data were analyzed. The primary outcome was the inter-scan percent change in target-to-background ratio (ΔTBR) within the index vessel. At 3 months of atorvastatin treatment, mean serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level decreased by 36.4% to < 70 mg/dL (p = 0.001) and mean serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level increased to > 40 mg/dL (p = 0.041), with both maintained with no further reduction up to 1 year (p = 0.516 and 0.715, respectively) while mean serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein level only numerically decreased (p = 0.093). The index vessel ΔTBR showed continuous plaque inflammation reduction over 1 year, by 4.4% (p = 0.015) from the initiation to 3rd months and 6.2% (p = 0.009) from 3rd months to 1 year, respectively, without correlation with lipid profile changes. The ΔTBR of the bilateral carotid arteries and ascending aorta also continuously decreased from 3 months to 1 year. Three time point 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging demonstrates that statin's anti-inflammatory effect continues throughout its use up to 1 year, even though yielding stable below-target plasma LDL-C levels at 3 months.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Aorta Torácica/efeitos dos fármacos , Doenças da Aorta/tratamento farmacológico , Aterosclerose/tratamento farmacológico , Artérias Carótidas/efeitos dos fármacos , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/tratamento farmacológico , Fluordesoxiglucose F18/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Compostos Radiofarmacêuticos/administração & dosagem , Idoso , Aorta Torácica/diagnóstico por imagem , Aorta Torácica/patologia , Doenças da Aorta/diagnóstico por imagem , Doenças da Aorta/patologia , Aterosclerose/diagnóstico por imagem , Aterosclerose/patologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Artérias Carótidas/diagnóstico por imagem , Artérias Carótidas/patologia , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/diagnóstico por imagem , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/patologia , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Placa Aterosclerótica , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(26): e15947, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31261500

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To assess the hypothesis if tocilizumab (TCZ) is effective on disease activity, and also its effect in fatigue and other clinical and psychological disease-related factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with TCZ.A 24-week, multicenter, prospective, observational study in patients with moderate to severe RA receiving TCZ after failure or intolerance to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs or tumor necrosis factor-alpha was conducted.Of the 122 patients included, 85 were evaluable for effectiveness (85% female, 51.9 ±â€Š12.5 years, disease duration 8.7 ±â€Š7.4 years). Mean change in C-reactive protein level from baseline to week 12 was -11.2 ±â€Š4.0 (P < .001). Mean Disease Activity Index score (DAS28) decreased from 5.5 ±â€Š1.0 at baseline to 2.7 ±â€Š1.3 (P < .001) at week 24. Mean change in Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy score was -5.4 ±â€Š11.2 points at week 24. Multiple regression analysis showed that the improvement in DAS28, sleep, and depression explained 56% and 47% of fatigue variance at week 12 and 24, respectively.Tocilizumab is effective in reducing disease activity and results in a clinically significant improvement in fatigue, pain, swollen joint count, morning stiffness, sleepiness, depression, and DAS28; the last 3 were specifically identified as factors explaining fatigue variance with the use of TCZ in RA patients.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Artrite Reumatoide/psicologia , Artrite Reumatoide/terapia , Fadiga/psicologia , Fadiga/terapia , Antirreumáticos/uso terapêutico , Artrite Reumatoide/fisiopatologia , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Depressão/fisiopatologia , Depressão/terapia , Fadiga/etiologia , Fadiga/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Retratamento , Sono , Resultado do Tratamento , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/uso terapêutico
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DNA Cell Biol ; 38(7): 688-699, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31188028

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This study was aimed to identify hub genes associated with the development of glioblastoma (GBM) by conducting a bioinformatic analysis. The raw gene expression data were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database and The Cancer Genome Atlas project. After the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified, the functional enrichment analysis of DEGs was conducted. Subsequently, the protein-protein interaction (PPI) network, molecular complex detection clusters, and transcriptional factor (TF)-miRNA-target regulatory network were constructed, respectively. Furthermore, the survival analysis of prognostic outcomes and genes was analyzed. In addition, the expression of key genes was validated by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis. A total of 884 DEGs, including 418 upregulated and downregulated genes, were identified between GBM and normal samples. The PPI network comprised a set of 3418 pairs involving 751 nodes, and AKT1 and CDK2 were the critical genes in the network. A total of seven clusters were identified, the genes in which were intensively associated with cell cycle, cholinergic synapse, and extracellular matrix (ECM)-receptor interaction. qRT-PCR analysis indicated that AKT1 and CDK2 were significantly upregulated, and NRXN3 and NPTX2 were significantly downregulated in GBM samples. The TF-miRNA-target regulatory networks were built, in which CCNB1, RFC5, microRNA524, and microRNA34b were key regulators. There were 43 genes, including NPTX2 and NRXN3, significantly related to the prognostic outcomes of GBM patients. These crucial genes might be promising options for GBM treatment.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Glioblastoma/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Transcriptoma , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Encefálicas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Proteína C-Reativa/genética , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Ciclina B1/genética , Ciclina B1/metabolismo , Quinase 2 Dependente de Ciclina/genética , Quinase 2 Dependente de Ciclina/metabolismo , Glioblastoma/metabolismo , Glioblastoma/patologia , Humanos , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Proteína de Replicação C/genética , Proteína de Replicação C/metabolismo
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