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History of internal radiation exposure in a wild masked palm civet (Paguma larvata) at Fukushima assessed by autoradiography of vibrissae

References 1. Adams B.J., Holloway E.C., George F., Quig D.: Analyses of toxic metals and essential minerals in the hair of Arizona children with autism and associated conditions, and their mothers. Biol Trace Elem Res 2006, 110, 193-209. 2. Campbell D.J.: Hair analysis: a diagnostic tool for measuring mineral status in humans. J Orthomol Psychiatry 1985, 14, 276-280. 3. Dvořák P., Snášel P., Beňová K.: Transfer of radiocesium into wild boar meat. Acta Vet Brno 2010, 79, 85-91. 4

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CYHV-3 Infection Dynamics in Common Carp (Cyprinus Carpio) – Evaluation of Diagnostic Methods

. Beevers N., Way K., Le Duff R.M., Martin P., Joiner C.: Reactivation of koi carp herpesvirus infections in common carp Cyprinus carpio. Dis Aquat Organisms 2005, 67, 15-23. 10. St. Hilarie S., Beevers N., Joiner C., Wood G., Dunn P., Way K.: Development of a serological tool for koi herpesvirus surveillance. Proceedings of EAFP 13th International Conference. Grado, Italy, 2007.

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Eosinophil activation markers in clonal and non-clonal eosinophilia


Eosinophils are leukocytes with multiple functions in physiologic and pathologic circumstances. Eosinophilia is typically associated with reactive conditions (helmintic infections, allergic or drug reactions and atopic disorders) and sometimes with hematologic and non- hematologic malignancies. Evaluation of a patient with eosinophilia requires numerous imaging investigations and laboratory tests for establishing the right treatment. We measured the degree of eosinophilic activation using serologic biomarkers such as serum eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) , interleukin-5 (IL-5) and eosinophilic cationic protein/eosinophil count (ECP/Eo) ratio in order to differentiate earlier among distinct eosinophilic conditions: clonal, non-clonal with malignancy and reactive eosinophilia with inflammation. The median ECP value in eosinophilic patients was significantly higher when compared to that of the control group (19.55 vs. 4.93 ng/mL, p<0.05). Within patients with eosinophilia, the clonal eosinophilia group showed a significantly higher median ECP value compared to the median ECP values of the non-clonal eosinophilia groups - (30.15 vs. 19.5 ng/mL, p<0.05 and respectively 30.15 vs. 13.3 ng/mL, p<0.05). Also patients having non-clonal eosinophilia with malignancy had a significantly higher median ECP value compared to those of reactive eosinophilia and inflammation (19.5 vs. 13.3 ng/mL, p<0.05). While ECP serum levels seemed to be a discriminatory tool for different groups of eosinophilic patients IL-5 and ECP/Eo were less useful for this purpose. However our results must be confirmed in larger studies

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Letter to the Editor: Serum fibronectin and C-reactive protein in prediction of preterm delivery

and Term La bor, Life Sci J, 2013, 10(6s):368-371. 4. Cunningham G, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, Hauth JC, Rouse DJ, Spong CY. Pretem birth. In Twickler DM, Wendel GD. Williams Obstetrics 23rd Edition. Mc Graw Hil Medical, USA. 2010, 804-32. 5. Di Renzo GC, Roura LC, Facchinetti F, Antsaklis A, Breborowicz G, Gratacos E et al. Guidelines for the management of spontaneous preterm labor: identification of spontaneous preterm labor, diagnosis of preterm premature rupture of membranes, and preventive tools for preterm birth. J Matern Fetal

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Use of Silver Nitrate for the Assessment of Sperm Measurements in Selected Farm and Free-Living Animal Species

Angelis P., Claussen O.P.: Utility of the sperm chromatin structure assay as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in the human fertility clinic. Hum Reprod 1999, 14, 1039-1049. 11. Guzick D.S., Overstreet J.W., Factor-Litvak P., Brazil C.K., Nakajima S.T., Coutifarls C., Carson S.A., Cisneros P., Steinkampf M.P., Hill J.A., Xu D., Vogel D.L.: Sperm morphology, motility, and concentration in fertile and infertile men. N Eng J Med 2001, 345, 1388-1393. 12. Henkel R., Schreiber G., Sturmhoefel A., Hipler U.C., Zermann D.H., Menkveld R.: Comparison of three staining methods

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Potential role of beavers (Castor fiber) in contamination of water in the Masurian Lake District (north-eastern Poland) with protozoan parasites Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis

.: Prevalence and age-related variation of Cryptosporidium species and genotypes in dairy calves. Vet Parasitol 2004, 122, 103-117. 20. Schets F.M., van Wijnen J.H., Schijven J.F., Schoon H., de Roda Husman A.M.: Monitoring of waterborne pathogens in surface waters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the potential health risk associated with exposure to Cryptosporidium and Giardia in these waters. Appl Environ Microbiol 2008, 74, 2069-2078. 21. Smith H.V., Caccio S.M., Tait A., McLauchlin J., Thompson R.C.: Tools for investigating the

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Identification and control of sources of Taenia solium infection – the attempts to eradicate the parasite

hooks on the scolex of T . solium enables to distinguish these two species. Furthermore, the structure of the gravid uterus in the distal proglottids and that of the genitalia in the mature proglottids provide precise species identification. However, it is really technically difficult, due to the fact that these proglottids are mostly unavailable in investigated materials ( 15 , 34 ). A coproantigen ELISA (copro-Ag-ELISA; coproantigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) is one of the most accessible and efficacious diagnostic tools for intestinal taeniasis. It is

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Changes in blood parameters induced by experimental jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus infection

, 382–397. 13. Van Amstel S.R., Reyers F., Myburgh E., Pretorius G., Sacks P.: The clinical pathology of heartwater. III. Changes in blood clotting, blood calcium, blood protein, haematocrit and white-cell counts in sheep with experimentally induced heartwater. Onderstepoort J Vet Res 1994, 61, 21–27. 14. Voigt K., Brügmann M., Huber K., Dewar P., Cousens C., Hall M., Sharp J.M., Ganter M.: PCR examination of bronchoalveolar lavage samples is a useful tool in pre-clinical diagnosis of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (jaagsiekte). Res Vet Sci 2007, 83, 419

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Optimisation and comparison of three PCR procedures for molecular identification of Taenia solium

.M., Montero E., Puente Lopez-Velez R., Hernandez M., Sciutto E., Harrison L.J.S., Parkhouse R.M.E., Garate T.: PCR tools for the differential diagnosis of Taenia saginata and Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis from different geographical locations. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2002, 42, 243-249. 7. Harrington A.T., Creutzfeldt C.J., SenGupta D.J., Hoogestraat D.R., Zunt J.R., Cookson B.T.: Diagnosis of neurocysticercosis by detection of Taenia solium DNA using a global DNA screening platform. Clin Infect Dis 2009, 48, 86-90. 8. Jardim

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Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in Polish cattle herds

-Badora J., Mackiewicz B., Dutkiewicz J.: Prevalence of antibodies to Coxiella burnetii among farming population in eastern Poland. Ann Agric Environ Med 2003, 10, 265-267. 5. Cygan Z., Buczek J., Modzelewska A., Guzik Z.: Q fever diagnosed serologically in herd of dairy cows. Med Weter 1983, 39, 536-538. 6. Czaplicki G., Houtain J-Y., Mullender C., Manteca C., Saegerman C.: Bulk tank milk, reliable tool for diagnosing Q fever? Epidemiol Santeï Anim 2009, 56, 117-127. 7. Frangoulidis D., Walter M.C., Antwerpen M., Zimmermann

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