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Background Preanalytic factors such as time and temperature can have significant effects on laboratory test results. For example, ammonium concentration will increase 31% in blood samples stored at room temperature for 30 min before centrifugation. To reduce preanalytic...

["Biochemistry","Veterinary Medicine","Emergency and Critical Care","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Hematology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2732
56 downloads
251 views

This study compares and evaluates the prediction of hepatitis in Guangxi Province, China by using back propagation neural networks based genetic algorithm (BPNN-GA), generalized regression neural networks (GRNN), and wavelet neural networks (WNN). In order to compare...

["Epidemiology","Hematology","Infectious Diseases","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2684
981 downloads
595 views

Background Laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC) are generally performed in a 12 mmHg-pressured pneumoperitoneum in a slight sitting position. Considerable thromboembolism risk arises in this operation due to pneumoperitoneum, operation position and risk factors...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Hematology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2375
144 downloads
703 views

Despite the promise of hematological parameters and blood chemistry in monitoring the health of marine fishes, baseline data is often lacking for small fishes that comprise central roles in marine food webs. This study establishes blood chemistry and hematological...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Hematology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2262
83 downloads
423 views

Background. A “cafeteria” diet is a self-selected high-fat diet, providing an excess of energy, which can induce obesity. Excess of lipids in the diet hampers glucose utilization eliciting insulin resistance, which, further limits amino acid oxidation for energy....

["Anatomy and Physiology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Hematology","Nutrition","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2302
132 downloads
579 views

Objective. Bone lesion is crucial for diagnosing and management of polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein, and skin change (POEMS) syndrome, a rare plasma cell disorder. This study is to compare the effectiveness of X-ray skeletal survey...

["Hematology","Orthopedics","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2294
1 citation
150 downloads
418 views

Background. Geriatric syndromes (GS) exhibit high prevalence in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) under chronic dialysis irrespective of age. We sought to determine whether GS influences medication adherence in ESRD patients. Methods. A prospective cohort...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Hematology","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2122
183 downloads
650 views

We previously reported that the inflammasome inhibitor cucurbitacin D (CuD) induces apoptosis in human leukemia cell lines. Here, we investigated the effects of CuD and a B-cell lymphoma extra-large (Bcl-xL) inhibitor on autophagy in peripheral blood lymphocytes...

["Cell Biology","Drugs and Devices","Hematology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2026
2 citations
267 downloads
625 views

Background: Food insecurity and hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiency) affect about two billion people globally. Household food insecurity (HFI) has been shown to be associated with one or multiple micronutrient (MMN) deficiencies among women and children. Chronic...

["Hematology","Nutrition","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1945
212 downloads
924 views

Background. Hemophilia is a rare recessive X-linked disease characterized by a deficiency of coagulation factor VIII or factor IX. Its current treatment is merely palliative. Advanced therapies are likely to become the treatment of choice for the disease as they...

["Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Hematology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1907
1 citation
126 downloads
746 views

Cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenases and the metabolites epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) exert multiple biological effects in various malignancies. We have previously found EETs to be secreted by multiple myeloma (MM) cells and to be involved in MM angiogenesis,...

["Cell Biology","Hematology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1925
2 citations
148 downloads
637 views

Background. The pretreatment albumin to globulin ratio (AGR) has been reported to be a predictor of survival in several types of cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of AGR in patients with natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL)....

["Hematology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1742
135 downloads
702 views

Design of blood compatible surfaces is obligatory to minimize platelet surface interactions and improve the thromboresistance of foreign surfaces when they are utilized as biomaterials particularly for blood contacting devices. Pure metallocene polyethylene (mPE)...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Hematology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1388
2 citations
183 downloads
708 views

Despite knowledge that EGDT improves outcomes in septic patients, staff education on EGDT and compliance with the CPOE order set has been variable. Based on results of a resident survey to identify barriers to decrease severe sepsis/septic shock mortality in the...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Hematology","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1290
97 downloads
691 views

Background. The ischemic damage of the sinus node (SN) is a well known cause of cardiac arrhythmias and can be a consequence of any flow abnormality in the sinus node artery (SNA). Accordingly we aimed this retrospective study to: (1) evaluate the suitability of...

["Cardiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Hematology","Internal Medicine","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1156

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