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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161440/novel-arch-fenestrated-stent-graft-for-acute-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection-with-open-antegrade-implantation
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Qing Zhou, Yunxing Xue, Hailong Cao, Jun Pan, Qiang Wang, Fudong Fan, Dongjin Wang
OBJECTIVES: The best surgical strategy for acute Stanford Type A aortic dissection (aTAAD) involving the arch remains controversial. Here, we report on the satisfactory results following aTAAD repair using a novel arch fenestrated stent graft. METHODS: From December 2014 to December 2015, 42 aTAAD patients (27 male and 15 female) underwent ascending aorta replacement and fenestrated stent graft implantation. The fenestrated stent graft was implanted into the true lumen of the aortic arch and proximal descending aorta, with the fenestration opening located at the ostia of 3 head vessels in the arch...
November 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159157/surgical-removal-of-a-ruptured-radiculomedullary-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report
#2
Seung Bin Kim, Seung Pil Ban, Hyun-Jib Kim, O-Ki Kwon
Subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a solitary spinal aneurysm is extremely rare, and diagnosis and treatment are challenging. We report a rare case of a ruptured radiculomedullary artery aneurysm in a patient with Behçet disease. A 49-year-old man presented with severe lower abdominal and leg pain. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed and an enhanced intradural-extramedullary lesion at the T12 spinal level with subarachnoid hemorrhage was identified. Diagnostic spinal angiography was performed to evaluate the vascular lesion, and a radiculomedullary artery aneurysm at the T12 level was identified...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149927/gastrointestinal-involvement-in-beh%C3%A3-et-disease
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REVIEW
Ibrahim Hatemi, Gulen Hatemi, Aykut Ferhat Çelik
Behçet disease (BD) is a variable vessel vasculitis that can involve several organs and systems. Gastrointestinal (GI) involvement has an acute exacerbating course with ulcers, most commonly in the ileocolonic area. These ulcers can be large and deep, causing perforation and massive bleeding. This article highlights the current knowledge on the epidemiology, clinical findings, diagnosis, and management of GI involvement of BD, with emphasis on recent findings.
February 2018: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149781/macrophages-from-behcet-s-disease-patients-express-decreased-level-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-mrna
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Mohammad Taghi Palizgir, Maryam Akhtari, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Shayan Mostafaei, Alireza Rezaeimanesh, Massoomeh Akhlaghi, Farhad Shahram
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor, connecting environmental stimulators with the immune system. M1 macrophages are a part of immune system that contribute to the inflammatory events in the pathogenesis of Behcet's disease (BD). The effect of AHR on the macrophages in BD patients is still unclear. In this study, we investigated the mRNA expression of AHR in the monocyte-derived and M1 macrophages in active BD patients in comparison to healthy controls. Isolated monocytes from 10 healthy controls and 10 active BD patients were differentiated to macrophages by macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) for 7 days...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148423/non-invasive-vascular-biomarkers-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-review-of-the-data-and-future-perspectives
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Athanase D Protogerou, Efthimia G Nasothimiou, Petros P Sfikakis, Athanasios G Tzioufas
Vascular inflammation in small to large veins and arteries contributes substantially to mortality above that of the general population in Behçet's disease. Recent data verified also the presence of accelerated classical subclinical arterial damage (atheromatosis, arteriosclerosis, arterial hypertrophy) even in patients free of overt vascular complications, and may be complementary to that of vasculitis. Early detection of such vascular damage might provide helpful pathophysiological insight and potentially even guide treatment management...
October 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148418/infliximab-for-uveitis-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-syndrome-a-trend-for-earlier-initiation
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Gul Guzelant, Didar Ucar, Sinem Nihal Esatoglu, Gulen Hatemi, Yilmaz Ozyazgan, Sebahattin Yurdakul, Emire Seyahi, Hasan Yazici, Vedat Hamuryudan
OBJECTIVES: The prognosis of uveitis in Behçet's syndrome (BS) has improved over decades. Whether this is related to the use of more aggressive management strategies is not known. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of BS patients who received infliximab (IFX) for refractory eye disease between 2003-2015. The patients were divided into two groups according to the date of onset of in IFX treatment as before and after 2013. We compared the two groups in terms of disease characteristics at the onset of IFX treatment and response to treatment...
October 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148417/recurrent-pleural-effusion-is-an-important-diagnostic-clue-to-distinguish-familial-mediterranean-fever-from-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Fumihiro Yamaguchi, Miku Tajika, Daisuke Inoue, Yusuke Shikama, Dai Kishida, Akinori Nakamura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138505/increased-complement-3a-receptor-is-associated-with-behcet-s-disease-and-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
#8
Chaokui Wang, Shuang Cao, Dike Zhang, Hong Li, Aize Kijlstra, Peizeng Yang
Behcet's disease (BD) and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH) are systemic and recurrent autoimmune diseases associated with abnormal T cell immune response. Complement 3a receptor (C3aR) and complement 5a receptor (C5aR) have been reported to be involved in T cell mediated autoimmune disease. This study aimed to investigate the role of C3aR and C5aR in these two diseases. The C3aR expression in PBMCs was increased in patients with active BD (aBD) and active VKH (aVKH). No statistical difference was found concerning the expression of C5aR in PBMCs between patients with aBD or aVKH and normal controls...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131059/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-emergency-room-visits-in-intestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Jihye Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Yehyun Park, Soo Jung Park, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intestinal Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic recurring intestinal vasculitic disorder that can lead to emergency room (ER) visits. We aimed to investigate the independent risk factors associated with intestinal BD-related ER visits. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 606 patients with intestinal BD registered at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic of Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea. RESULTS: One hundred eighty-five patients (30...
November 2, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126538/recurrent-pulmonary-aneurysms-hughes-stovin-syndrome-on-the-spectrum-of-beh%C3%A3-et-disease
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Sami M Bennji, Leonard du Preez, Stephanie Griffith-Richards, Derrick P Smit, Jonathan Rigby, Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Elvis M Irusen, Brian W Allwood
In this report, we describe a male patient who presented with recurrent life-threatening hemoptysis due to the sequential formation of multiple pulmonary aneurysms. Both pulmonary artery coil embolization and right lower lobectomy were performed, with limited success. The patient experienced extensive bilateral femoral DVT extending into the inferior vena cava, with massive hemoptysis, fulfilling the diagnosis of Hughes-Stovin syndrome. A final diagnosis of Behçet disease was made following extensive investigation, and the patient responded well to prednisone 20 mg orally and azathioprine 100 mg orally...
November 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116542/the-outcomes-and-risk-factors-of-early-readmission-in-patients-with-intestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Yong Eun Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Yehyun Park, Soo Jung Park, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim
Hospital readmission rate is an integral quality of care measurement for hospitalized patients which is unknown for intestinal Behçet's disease cases. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors and outcomes for patients readmitted early with intestinal Behçet's disease. We retrospectively reviewed patients with intestinal Behçet's disease who were readmitted to our hospital between 2005 and 2016. We then analyzed the risk factors and outcomes for early readmission within 3 months. Of the 204 patients who were readmitted, 103 patients (50...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116440/parenchymal-neuro-beh%C3%A3-et-disease-with-erectile-dysfunction-and-micturition-disturbances-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Ali Taylan, Merih Birlik
Parenchymal neuro-Behçet disease (NBD) is a serious clinic condition with a sub-acute or chronic disease course that results in incapability through pyramidal tract involvement. Though well-known consequences can deter a patient's life, both urinary symptoms and sexual dysfunction are underestimated complications of NBD and closely related in timing. Here, we report the case of a young male patient with parenchymal NBD who developed urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction in addition to widespread pyramidal tract signs and symptoms...
November 7, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116188/cxcl10-cxcr3-axis-is-associated-with-disease-activity-and-the-development-of-mucocutaneous-lesions-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Sang Jin Lee, Shin Eui Kang, Eun Ha Kang, Byoong Yong Choi, Katherine Masek-Hammerman, Jameel Syed, Yutian Zhan, Kathleen Neff-Phillips, Jin Kyun Park, Eun Young Lee, Eun Bong Lee, Yeong Wook Song
The objective of this study was to investigate CXC chemokines and its receptor in patients with Behcet's disease (BD) and their associations with disease activity. Blood samples were collected from 109 BD patients and 36 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (HCs). Twenty-two follow-up blood samples were collected in BD patients. Serum CXC chemokines (CXCL1, CXCL8, CXCL9, CXCL10, CXCL12, CXCL13 and CXCL16) and cell surface marker expression (CD3, CD4 and CXCR3) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were assayed...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114186/clinical-utility-of-anti-c1q-antibody-in-primary-and-secondary-vasculitic-conditions
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Kabeerdoss Jayakanthan, And Nikhil Gupta, John Mathew, Raheesh Ravindran, Gowri Mahasampth, Debashish Danda
Objective: Anti-C1q antibodies (Anti-C1q Ab) are seen in hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS), infection-associated vasculitis such as hepatitis C virus-related vasculitis and in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid vasculitis, polyarteritis nodosa, giant cell arteritis, vascular Behcet's disease, and cryoglobulin associated vasculitis. Aim of this study is to evaluate the presence of Anti-C1q Ab in vasculitis and to determine if any difference exists between primary and secondary vasculitis in relation to this antibody...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113743/-retinal-sequellae-of-beh%C3%A3-et-disease-on-ultra-wide-field-photography
#15
L Qu, A Giocanti-Aurégan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099660/ten-year-retention-rate-of-infliximab-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-related-uveitis
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Claudia Fabiani, Jurgen Sota, Antonio Vitale, Giacomo Emmi, Lorenzo Vannozzi, Daniela Bacherini, Giuseppe Lopalco, Silvana Guerriero, Vincenzo Venerito, Ida Orlando, Rossella Franceschini, Fiorella Fusco, Bruno Frediani, Mauro Galeazzi, Florenzo Iannone, Gian Marco Tosi, Luca Cantarini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the 10-year drug retention rate of infliximab (IFX) in Behçet's disease (BD)-related uveitis, the effect of a concomitant use of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) on drug survival and differences according to the lines of biologic treatment. METHODS: Cumulative survival rates were studied using the Kaplan-Meier plot, while the Log-rank (Mantel-Cox) test was used to compare survival curves. RESULTS: Forty patients (70 eyes) were eligible for analysis...
November 3, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099052/urinary-metabolomic-profiling-to-identify-potential-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-behcet-s-disease-by-gas-chromatography-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#17
Joong Kyong Ahn, Jungyeon Kim, Jiwon Hwang, Juhwan Song, Kyoung Heon Kim, Hoon-Suk Cha
Diagnosing Behcet's disease (BD) is challenging because of the lack of a diagnostic biomarker. The purposes of this study were to investigate distinctive metabolic changes in urine samples of BD patients and to identify urinary metabolic biomarkers for diagnosis of BD using gas chromatography/time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (GC/TOF-MS). Metabolomic profiling of urine samples from 44 BD patients and 41 healthy controls (HC) were assessed using GC/TOF-MS, in conjunction with multivariate statistical analysis...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096751/lps-induced-src-family-kinases-activity-mediates-il-10-production-through-activation-of-stat3-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#18
S Irtegun Kandemir, M A Tekin, M Bozkurt, A Z Dagli, S Kalkanli-Tas
Behçet's disease (BD) is achronic inflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcers, uveitis and skin lesions. Although,the pathogenesis of BD remains poorly understood, excessive or dysregulatedcytokine production including IL-10 is associated with BD. Revealing the key molecular mechanism by which IL-10 expression is regulated is crucial to understanding the pathogenesis of BD. The aim of this study was to investigate whether Src family kinases (SFKs) are upstream mediators of STAT3/IL-10 pathway in peripheral blood mono nuclear cells(PBMCs) of active BD patients...
October 31, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095300/rare-esophageal-ulcers-related-to-beh%C3%A3-et-disease-a-case-report
#19
Ning Jia, Yanping Tang, Huayi Liu, Yang Li, Simiao Liu, Lei Liu
RATIONALE: The fundamental pathogenesis of Behçet disease (BD) is still unclear and controversial. Many cases of oral aphthous ulcers and genital ulcers related to BD are reported; nevertheless, idiopathic giant esophageal ulcers related to BD are rare. A rare case for esophageal ulcers related to BD is presented. PATIENT CONCERNS: In China, BD is represented with esophageal involvement which is called esophageal BD (EBD). DIAGNOSES: A 56-year-old man diagnosed to the Gastroenterology Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, for multiple discrete, elliptical esophageal ulcers related to BD...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094181/cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-autoinflammatory-syndromes
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REVIEW
Rainer Hintenberger, Agnes Falkinger, Kathrin Danninger, Herwig Pieringer
Autoinflammatory syndromes (AIS) are characterized by recurring events of inflammation, leading to a variety of organ manifestations and fever attacks. A subgroup of AIS is commonly referred to as hereditary periodic fever syndromes (HPFS). There is substantial evidence that autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are strongly associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The link between AIS and cardiovascular disease is not that clear, even if the concept of continuous inflammation as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease is widely accepted...
November 1, 2017: Rheumatology International
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