J Infect 2016 10 22;73(4):386-8. Epub 2016 Jul 22.
Mologic Ltd, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, UK.
Diabetes Metab Syndr 2021 Mar 28;15(3):795-801. Epub 2021 Mar 28.
HealthWorld Hospitals, Durgapur, India. Electronic address:
Background And Aim: COVID-19 infection predisposes to diabetic ketoacidosis(DKA); whether glucocorticoids enhances this risk is unknown.We aimed to study the occurrence of DKA after initiating glucocorticoids in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) and moderate-to-severe COVID-19, and identify predictors for it.Methods: Patients with T2DM and moderate or severe COVID-19 infection were prospectively observed for development of new-onset DKA for one week following initiation of parenteral dexamethasone. Read More
Front Immunol 2021 15;12:594773. Epub 2021 Mar 15.
Sanquin Research and Landsteiner Laboratory, Department of Experimental Immunohematology, Amsterdam University Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Antibody-mediated blood disorders ensue after auto- or alloimmunization against blood cell antigens, resulting in cytopenia. Although the mechanisms of cell destruction are the same as in immunotherapies targeting tumor cells, many factors are still unknown. Antibody titers, for example, often do not strictly correlate with clinical outcome. Read More
Pediatr Nephrol 2021 Mar 20. Epub 2021 Mar 20.
Department of Woman, Child and of General and Specialized Surgery, Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Via Luigi De Crecchio 2, 80138, Napoli, Italy.
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) enhances the risk of later chronic kidney disease. Significant prevalence of AKI is reported in adults with community acquired pneumonia (CAP). We investigated prevalence of and prognostic factors for AKI in children hospitalized for CAP. Read More
Sci Rep 2021 Mar 11;11(1):5629. Epub 2021 Mar 11.
Sharjah Institute of Medical Research, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Abatacept, an inhibitor of CD28 mediated T-cell activation, has been shown to be effective in controlling inflammation during rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, its effects on immune regulatory B and T cells (Bregs and Tregs) has not been fully explored. Thirty-one RA patients treated with abatacept for ≥ 6 months along with 31 RA patients treated with other modalities as well as 30 healthy controls were recruited. Read More
Int J Dent 2021 2;2021:6660097. Epub 2021 Feb 2.
Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Periodontitis and overweight or obesity independently change serum levels of leptin, adiponectin, and C-reactive protein (CRP). The aim of this study is to investigate the alterations of serum levels of leptin, adiponectin, and CRP after nonsurgical periodontal treatment (NSPT) in Thai patients with overweight or obesity (Owt/Ob) who did or did not exhibit severe periodontitis (SP) and normal weight (Nwt) patients with or without SP. Two hundred sixty patients were screened; 29 patients were included in this study. Read More