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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906935/long-term-prednisolone-in-post-stroke-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Jayantee Kalita, Usha Misra, Ajit Kumar, Sanjeev K Bhoi
BACKGROUND: There is no study on the long-term use of prednisolone in post-stroke complex regional pain syndrome-1 (CRPS1). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of long-term low dose prednisolone in post-stroke CRPS-I. STUDY DESIGN: Open-labeled randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary care teaching institute. METHODS: Seventy-seven out of 396 (19.4%) patients with stroke had CRPS-1 and 58 met the inclusion criteria...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894766/risk-and-relevance-of-open-lung-biopsy-in-pediatric-ecmo-patients-the-dutch-experience
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Robert Jan Houmes, Chantal A Ten Kate, Enno D Wildschut, Rob M Verdijk, René M H Wijnen, Ivo de Blaauw, Dick Tibboel, Arno F van Heijst
BACKGROUND: Open lung biopsy can help differentiate between reversible and irreversible lung disease and may guide therapy. To assess the risk-benefit ratio of this procedure in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients, we reviewed data of all patients who underwent an open lung biopsy during ECMO in one of the two pediatric ECMO centers in a nationwide study in the Netherlands. RESULTS: In nineteen neonatal and six pediatric patients (0-15...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893661/acute-coronary-vasospasm-in-a-patient-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-following-nsaid-administration-a-case-report
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Naïl Benallegue, Pierre Lozach, Cristina Belizna, Christian Lavigne, Geoffrey Urbanski
Eosinophilic with polyangiitis (EGPA, formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome) is a rare systemic disease characterized by a small-vessel necrotizing vasculitis. Cardiac manifestations are broad-ranging and are associated with a poor prognosis. Coronary vasospasm is uncommon.Here, we report a case of an acute coronary vasospasm in a patient with EGPA after corticosteroids withdrawal and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) introduction. This patient was initially misdiagnosed as bradykinin-mediated angioedema...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891350/hypersensitivity-with-inhalational-budesonide-an-under-recognised-entity
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Pramod Kumar Sharma, Neeraj Gupta, Najmul Hasan, Bhaskar Krishnamurthy, Surjit Singh
Hypersensitivity reactions are commonly encountered with drugs such as beta lactams, sulphonamides, allopurinol etc., Corticosteroids are frequently employed in the treatment of drug induced allergic reactions. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that a corticosteroid itself may cause such a reaction as an adverse effect. We had encountered a rare case of hypersensitivity reaction with inhalational budesonide in an eight-year-old boy. The patient developed maculopapular rashes over the back, buttocks and legs accompanied with pruritus within four hours of administration of the first dose...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889900/unbearable-pruritus-after-withdrawal-of-levo-cetirizine
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Corine Ekhart, Petra van der Horst, Florence van Hunsel
Twelve cases of unbearable pruritus several days after withdrawal of (levo)cetirizine were reported to the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb. Eleven reports concerned women and one report concerned a man, aged 19-58 years. These patients had been using these antihistamines continuously for months or years. They had tried to stop using antihistamines on several occasions but felt unable to withdraw the drug because of the unbearable maddening itch. Finally, slowly tapering the drug or using a short course of corticosteroids helped to withdraw (levo)cetirizine...
December 2016: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888093/randomized-trial-of-ratg-daclizumab-vs-ratg-alemtuzumab-as-dual-induction-therapy-in-renal-transplantation-results-at-8-years-of-follow-up
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Gaetano Ciancio, Jeffrey J Gaynor, Giselle Guerra, Junichiro Sageshima, David Roth, Linda Chen, Warren Kupin, Adela Mattiazzi, Lissett Tueros, Sandra Flores, Lois Hanson, Phillip Ruiz, Rodrigo Vianna, George W Burke
Our goal in using dual induction therapy is to bring the kidney transplant recipient closer (through more effectively timed lymphodepletion) to an optimally immunosuppressed state. Here, we report long-term results of a prospective randomized trial comparing (Group I,N=100) rATG/Dac (3 rATG, 2 Dac doses) vs. (Group II,N=100) rATG/Alemtuzumab(C1H) (1 dose each), using reduced tacrolimus dosing, EC-MPS, and early corticosteroid withdrawal. Lower EC-MPS dosing was targeted in Group II to avoid severe leukopenia...
November 22, 2016: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881132/integrated-safety-and-efficacy-analysis-of-once-daily-fluticasone-furoate-for-the-treatment-of-asthma
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Paul M O'Byrne, Loretta Jacques, Caroline Goldfrad, Namhee Kwon, Michael Perrio, Louisa J Yates, William W Busse
BACKGROUND: Fluticasone furoate is a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid. This report provides an overview of safety and efficacy data that support the use of once-daily fluticasone furoate 100 μg or 200 μg in adult and adolescent asthma patients. METHODS: Fourteen clinical studies (six Phase II and eight Phase III) were conducted as part of the fluticasone furoate global clinical development programme in asthma. Safety data from 10 parallel-group, randomised, double-blind Phase II and III studies (including 3345 patients who received at least one dose of fluticasone furoate) were integrated to provide information on adverse events, withdrawals, laboratory assessments, vital signs and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function...
November 24, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871759/rabbit-atg-or-basiliximab-induction-for-rapid-steroid-withdrawal-after-renal-transplantation-harmony-an-open-label-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Oliver Thomusch, Michael Wiesener, Mirian Opgenoorth, Andreas Pascher, Rainer Peter Woitas, Oliver Witzke, Bernd Jaenigen, Markus Rentsch, Heiner Wolters, Thomas Rath, Tülay Cingöz, Urs Benck, Bernhard Banas, Christian Hugo
BACKGROUND: Standard practice for immunosuppressive therapy after renal transplantation is quadruple therapy using antibody induction, low-dose tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and corticosteroids. Long-term steroid intake significantly increases cardiovascular risk factors with negative effects on the outcome, especially post-transplantation diabetes associated with morbidity and mortality. In this trial, we examined the efficacy and safety parameters of rapid steroid withdrawal after induction therapy with either rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rabbit ATG) or basiliximab in immunologically low-risk patients during the first year after kidney transplantation...
November 18, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825009/effect-of-anakinra-on-recurrent-pericarditis-among-patients-with-colchicine-resistance-and-corticosteroid-dependence-the-airtrip-randomized-clinical-trial
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Antonio Brucato, Massimo Imazio, Marco Gattorno, George Lazaros, Silvia Maestroni, Mara Carraro, Martina Finetti, Davide Cumetti, Alessandra Carobbio, Nicolino Ruperto, Renzo Marcolongo, Monia Lorini, Alessandro Rimini, Anna Valenti, Gian Luca Erre, Maria Pia Sormani, Riccardo Belli, Fiorenzo Gaita, Alberto Martini
Importance: Anakinra, an interleukin 1β recombinant receptor antagonist, may have potential to treat colchicine-resistant and corticosteroid-dependent recurrent pericarditis. Objective: To determine the efficacy of anakinra for colchicine-resistant and corticosteroid-dependent recurrent pericarditis. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Anakinra-Treatment of Recurrent Idiopathic Pericarditis (AIRTRIP) double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized withdrawal trial (open label with anakinra followed by a double-blind withdrawal step with anakinra or placebo until recurrent pericarditis occurred) conducted among 21 consecutive patients enrolled at 3 Italian referral centers between June and November 2014 (end of follow-up, October 2015)...
November 8, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817819/efficacy-and-safety-comparison-fluticasone-furoate-and-fluticasone-propionate-after-step-down-from-fluticasone-furoate-vilanterol-in-japanese-patients-with-well-controlled-asthma-a-randomized-trial
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Mitsuru Adachi, Caroline Goldfrad, Loretta Jacques, Yoshie Nishimura
BACKGROUND: For patients with well-controlled asthma, 'step down' of therapy is recommended. We evaluated Japanese patients switching from inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA; equivalent to fluticasone propionate [FP]/salmeterol [SAL] 250/50 μg twice daily [BD]) to fluticasone furoate (FF)/vilanterol (VI) 100/25 μg, then stepping down to ICS alone. METHODS: This phase III trial had two treatment periods (P): P1, patients with well-controlled asthma on FP/SAL 250/50 μg BD equivalent stepped across to once daily (OD) FF/VI 100/25 μg (open-label, eight weeks); P2, patients remaining 'well controlled' after P1 stepped down to FF 100 μg OD/FP 100 μg BD/FP 250 μg BD (randomized 1:1:1, double-blind, 12 weeks)...
November 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801321/-clinical-characteristics-and-long-term-therapeutic-effects-of-60-patients-with-idiopathic-hypereosinophilic-syndrome-in-a-single-center
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S Q Qu, T J Qin, Z F Xu, Y Zhang, X F Ai, B Li, H L Zhang, L W Fang, L J Pan, N B Hu, Z J Xiao
Objective: To analyze the long term outcome of patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome(HES). Methods: The clinical characteristics and efficacy of 60 newly diagnosed HES patients who received corticosteroids(CS)monotherapy were retrospectively analyzed. The survival and death causes of patients were obtained by follow- up. Results: Of all 60 HES patients, 45 were male and 15 female. The median age was 38(11-80)years old. The most frequent organ involvement of HES occurred in cutaneous(55.0%), gastrointestinal(40...
October 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754567/adhere-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-renal-function-in-de-novo-kidney-transplant-recipients-receiving-prolonged-release-tacrolimus-plus-mmf-or-sirolimus
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Oleg O Rummo, Mario Carmellini, Lionel Rostaing, Rainer Oberbauer, Maarten H L Christiaans, Christiane Mousson, Robert M Langer, Franco Citterio, Bernard Charpentier, Malcolm Brown, Gbenga Kazeem, Frank Lehner
ADHERE was a randomized, open-label, Phase IV study comparing renal function at Week 52 post-kidney transplant, in patients who received prolonged-release tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive regimens. On days 0-27, patients received prolonged-release tacrolimus (initially 0.2mg/kg/day), corticosteroids and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). Patients were randomized on Day 28 to receive either prolonged-release tacrolimus plus MMF (Arm 1) or prolonged-release tacrolimus (≥25% dose-reduction on Day 42) plus sirolimus (Arm 2)...
October 18, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742383/immunosuppression-minimization-and-avoidance-protocols-when-less-is-not-more
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Rohini Prashar, K K Venkat
Kidney transplantation is well established as the best treatment option for end-stage kidney disease. It confers not only a better quality of life but also a significant survival advantage compared to dialysis. However, despite significant improvement in short-term kidney transplant graft survival over the past three decades, long-term graft survival remains suboptimal. Concerns about the possible contribution of chronic calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity to late allograft failure and other serious adverse effects of currently used immunosuppressive agents (especially corticosteroids) have led to increasing interest in developing regimens which may better preserve kidney allograft function and minimize other immunosuppression-related problems without increasing the risk of rejection...
September 2016: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741397/morphological-examination-and-transcriptomic-profiling-to-identify-prednisolone-treatment-in-beef-cattle
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Francesca T Cannizzo, Sara Pegolo, Paola Pregel, Elisabetta Manuali, Sonia Salamida, Sara Divari, Frine E Scaglione, Enrico Bollo, Bartolomeo Biolatti, Luca Bargelloni
In livestock production corticosteroids are licensed only for therapy, nevertheless they are often illegally used as growth promoters. The aim of this study was to identify morphological or biomolecular alterations induced by prednisolone (PDN) in experimentally treated beef cattle, since PDN and its metabolites are no longer detectable by LC-MS/MS methods in biological fluids. Moreover, PDN do not induce any histological alterations in thymus, differently from Dexamethasone treatments. Therefore, a marker of illicit treatment for this growth promoter could be useful...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736823/corticosteroid-use-and-growth-after-pediatric-solid-organ-transplantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anne Tsampalieros, Greg A Knoll, Amber O Molnar, Nicholas Fergusson, Dean A Fergusson
BACKGROUND: A number of corticosteroid minimization and avoidance protocols for post-solid organ transplant have been developed. The study objective was to examine the effect of corticosteroid withdrawal/avoidance on growth and safety parameters in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. METHODS: A systematic review using Medline and Embase was performed. All randomized controlled trials (RCT) and observational studies comparing corticosteroid withdrawal/avoidance to controls receiving corticosteroids in pediatric transplant recipients which reported growth as change in height or final height were included...
July 12, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729254/opioid-dependence-and-pregnancy-minimizing-stress-on-the-fetal-brain
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John J Mccarthy, Martin H Leamon, Loretta P Finnegan, Catherine Fassbender
Increase in the number of opioid dependent pregnant women delivering babies at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) prompted a General Accountability Office (GAO) report documenting deficits in research and provider knowledge about care of the maternal/fetal unit and the neonate. There are three general sources of dependence: untreated opioid use disorder (OUD), pain management, and medication assisted treatment with methadone or buprenorphine. A survey of methadone patients' experiences when telling a physician of their pregnancy and opioid dependence demonstrated physician confusion about proper care, frequent negative interactions with the mother, and failures to provide appropriate referral...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725439/ethanol-withdrawal-induced-impaired-recognition-is-reversed-by-chronic-exposure-to-stress-and-the-acute-administration-of-corticosterone-in-mice
#17
Hideaki Kato, Minoru Tsuji, Kazuya Miyagawa, Kotaro Takeda, Hiroshi Takeda
The present study was designed to ascertain the effects of repeated exposure to stress and the acute administration of corticosterone (1, 3, 10 mg/kg, intraperitoneally (i.p.)) on the ethanol withdrawal-induced impairment of novel object recognition in mice. Mice were chronically treated with 3% ethanol for 7 d, with or without exposure to restraint stress for 1 h/d. A significant decrease in cognitive function was observed in the ethanol plus no stress group at 48 h after the discontinuation of ethanol treatment...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718119/successful-colonoscopic-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-active-ulcerative-colitis-first-report-from-india
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Avnish Kumar Seth, Pawan Rawal, Ruchika Bagga, Priti Jain
Forty-four-year-old male with ulcerative colitis (UC) for 11 years reported frequent relapse despite daily sulfasalazine 4 g, azathioprine 125 mg, and rectal 5-aminosalicylic acid. Repeated use of corticosteroids led to cataract. At enrollment, he was passing eight stools a day with blood with a Mayo score of 9 (3+1+3+2). Stool was negative for ova/cysts/acid fast bacilli and Clostridium difficile toxin assay. Rectal biopsy showed cryptitis, crypt abscess, and crypt distortion with no inclusion bodies, and cytomegalovirus DNA was negative...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716721/guidelines-for-the-management-of-stevens-johnson-syndrome-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-an-indian-perspective
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Lalit Kumar Gupta, Abhay Mani Martin, Nidheesh Agarwal, Paschal D'Souza, Sudip Das, Rajesh Kumar, Sushil Pande, Nilay Kanti Das, Muthuvel Kumaresan, Piyush Kumar, Anubhav Garg, Saurabh Singh
BACKGROUND: Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis are severe, life-threatening mucocutaneous adverse drug reactions with a high morbidity and mortality that require immediate medical care. The various immunomodulatory treatments include systemic corticosteroids, cyclosporine, intravenous immunoglobulin, cyclophosphamide, plasmapheresis and tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors. AIM: The ideal therapy of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis still remains a matter of debate as there are only a limited number of studies of good quality comparing the usefulness of different specific treatments...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706804/bisphosphonates-for-steroid-induced-osteoporosis
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Claire S Allen, James Hs Yeung, Ben Vandermeer, Joanne Homik
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 1999. Corticosteroids are widely used in inflammatory conditions as an immunosuppressive agent. Bone loss is a serious side effect of this therapy. Several studies have examined the use of bisphosphonates in the prevention and treatment of glucocorticosteroid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) and have reported varying magnitudes of effect. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of bisphosphonates for the prevention and treatment of GIOP in adults...
October 5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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