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David R Gendron, Anne-Marie Lemay, Pascale Blais Lecours, Valérie Perreault-Vallières, Carole-Ann Huppé, Ynuk Bossé, Marie-Renée Blanchet, Geneviève Dion, David Marsolais
Fibrosis complicates numerous pathologies including interstitial lung diseases. Sphingosine analogs such as FTY720 can alleviate lung injury-induced fibrosis in murine models. Contradictorily, FTY720 also promotes in vitro processes normally leading to fibrosis and high doses in vivo foster lung fibrosis by enhancing vascular leakage into the lung. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of low doses of FTY720 on lung fibrosis triggered by an acute injury in mice. We first defined the time-boundaries delimiting the inflammatory and remodelling phases of an injury elicited by bleomycin based on neutrophil counts, total lung capacity and lung stiffness...
March 16, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Katherine M Stiff, Philip R Cohen
Palisaded granulomatous dermatitis is an uncommon pathologic condition potentially associated with several disorders. These include drugs, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple myelomas, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus. An illustrative case of a man with palisaded granulomatous dermatitis who subsequently developed ulcerative colitis is described, and the characteristics of other individuals with ulcerative colitis-associated palisaded granulomatous dermatitis are reviewed. PubMed was used to search the following terms: palisaded, interstitial, granulomatous, dermatitis, ulcerative colitis, and neutrophilic...
January 6, 2017: Curēus
David Furman, Junlei Chang, Lydia Lartigue, Christopher R Bolen, François Haddad, Brice Gaudilliere, Edward A Ganio, Gabriela K Fragiadakis, Matthew H Spitzer, Isabelle Douchet, Sophie Daburon, Jean-François Moreau, Garry P Nolan, Patrick Blanco, Julie Déchanet-Merville, Cornelia L Dekker, Vladimir Jojic, Calvin J Kuo, Mark M Davis, Benjamin Faustin
Low-grade, chronic inflammation has been associated with many diseases of aging, but the mechanisms responsible for producing this inflammation remain unclear. Inflammasomes can drive chronic inflammation in the context of an infectious disease or cellular stress, and they trigger the maturation of interleukin-1β (IL-1β). Here we find that the expression of specific inflammasome gene modules stratifies older individuals into two extremes: those with constitutive expression of IL-1β, nucleotide metabolism dysfunction, elevated oxidative stress, high rates of hypertension and arterial stiffness; and those without constitutive expression of IL-1β, who lack these characteristics...
February 2017: Nature Medicine
C Bayraktar, S Taşolar
Tinnitus is defined as perception of sound with no external stimulus, and can separate into pulsatile and non-pulsatile types. Arterial stiffness is a parameter that can predict the cardiovascular event and associated with incidence of stroke. It has been shown that increased arterial stiffness may lead to microvascular damage in brain. Our aim was to assess the arterial stiffness of the carotid system in the development and severity of idiopathic subjective tinnitus. Forty subjective tinnitus patients and 40 age- and sex-matched controls were enrolled in the study...
January 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Joy Solano, Grace Winningham, Duha Al Zubeidi, Angela Myers
A 5-year-old boy presented with fever, headache, fatigue, neck stiffness, and 2 episodes of nocturnal urinary incontinence, prompting a visit to the emergency department. He had experienced intermittent frontal headaches and leg and buttock pain for several months, which had worsened over the previous 2 weeks. His history was notable for a spinal hemangioma with vascular tract, but he was otherwise healthy. On examination, he was febrile and tachycardic. He held his neck slightly rotated to the right with limited range of motion in all directions due to pain...
November 2016: Pediatrics
Kedan Cai, Qun Luo, Beixia Zhu, Lina Han, Dan Wu, Zhiwei Dai, Kaiyue Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients with peritoneal dialysis are in the persistent inflammation state and have elevated arterial stiffness. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio(NLR) is a new inflammatory marker in renal and cardiac disorders. Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) is a non-invasive measurement, which is widely used as a surrogate marker of arterial stiffness. However, there is little evidence to show an association between NLR and baPWV in patients with peritoneal dialysis. The aim of this cross-section study was to investigate the relationship between NLR and arterial stiffness measured by baPWV in patients with peritoneal dialysis...
November 24, 2016: BMC Nephrology
Maxime Dougados, Désirée van der Heijde, Ying-Chou Chen, Maria Greenwald, Edit Drescher, Jiajun Liu, Scott Beattie, Sarah Witt, Inmaculada de la Torre, Carol Gaich, Terence Rooney, Douglas Schlichting, Stephanie de Bono, Paul Emery
BACKGROUND: Baricitinib is an oral, reversible, selective Janus kinase 1 and 2 inhibitor. METHODS: In this phase III, double-blind 24-week study, 684 biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD)-naïve patients with rheumatoid arthritis and inadequate response or intolerance to ≥1 conventional synthetic DMARDs were randomly assigned 1:1:1 to placebo or baricitinib (2 or 4 mg) once daily, stratified by region and the presence of joint erosions. Endpoint measures included American College of Rheumatology 20% response (ACR20, primary endpoint), Disease Activity Score (DAS28) and Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) score ≤3...
January 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
E Huguet, G Maccallini, P Pardini, S Obregon, M Hidalgo, M Haehnel, P Carrizo, M Koretzky, A Di Leva, F Inserra, F Botto, A Scuteri, P M Nilsson, C Kotliar
OBJECTIVE: Immuno-inflammation plays a key role in the process of atherosclerosis and vascular stiffness as surrogates for Early Vascular Ageing (EVA). Our aim was to evaluate the association between the Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR), a validated inflammatory marker, and arterial stiffness represented by the pulse wave velocity (PWV), in a population-based sample. DESIGN AND METHOD: We included prospectively 237 adults who attended for cardiovascular screening tests...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Mustafa Çakar, Muharrem Akhan, Tolga Doğan, Gürhan Taşkın, Kadir Öztürk, Muhammet Çınar, Erol Arslan, Sedat Yılmaz
OBJECTIVE: Because of the ongoing and recurring inflammatory state in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), patients may experience a high risk of cardiovascular events. Our aim was to investigate the arterial stiffness and associated factors in patients with FMF. METHODS: Sixty-nine consecutive FMF patients (including 11 females) and 35 controls (including 5 females) were enrolled in the study. The demographical, clinical, and laboratory data and genetic mutations of the patients were recorded...
July 21, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Kaido Paapstel, Mihkel Zilmer, Jaan Eha, Kaspar Tootsi, Anneli Piir, Jaak Kals
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) and urinary kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) have emerged as promising biomarkers for both acute and chronic kidney injury that also provide prognostic value for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to evaluate their relationships with arterial stiffness and inflammation in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients and in clinically healthy controls...
2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
H Hunt, Gmb Orbell, K N Buckle, H J Ha, K E Lawrence, R A Fairley, J S Munday
CASE HISTORY: Between September and October 2013, 40 of 150 crossbred Friesian dairy calves on a farm in the Manawatu region of New Zealand developed neurological signs when between 1 and 3 months of age. Calves were grazed in multiple mobs and calves from each mob were affected. A variable response was observed to initial treatment with thiamine, fluoroquinolone antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS: Affected calves exhibited a range of neurological signs that included generalised depression, hind limb ataxia with a stiff gait, and knuckling of the fetlocks...
November 2016: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
L K Johnstone, J B Engiles, H Aceto, V Buechner-Maxwell, T Divers, R Gardner, R Levine, N Scherrer, D Tewari, J Tomlinson, A L Johnson
BACKGROUND: Equine neuroborreliosis (NB), Lyme disease, is difficult to diagnose and has limited description in the literature. OBJECTIVE: Provide a detailed description of clinical signs, diagnostic, and pathologic findings of horses with NB. ANIMALS: Sixteen horses with histologically confirmed NB. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records at the University of Pennsylvania and via an ACVIM listserv query with inclusion criteria requiring possible exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi and histologic findings consistent with previous reports of NB without evidence of other disease...
July 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Valentina Stefanetti, Francesca Beccati, Fabrizio Passamonti, Elisa Sgariglia, Mauro Coletti, Matteo Vuerich, Maria Luisa Marenzoni
CASE DESCRIPTION A 3-month-old 180-kg (396-lb) Hanoverian colt was examined because of fever, lethargy, inappetence, drooping of the left ear, and stiff neck posture. Initial treatment included empirical antimicrobial treatment and NSAIDs. CLINICAL FINDINGS Initial findings were consistent with CNS anomalies. Endoscopy revealed hyperemia, ecchymosis, and some mucopurulent exudate in the right guttural pouch. Hematologic findings were consistent with neutrophilic inflammation. On the third day of hospitalization, severe neurologic signs were observed...
July 1, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Alex Ce Zhang, Yi Gu, Yuanyuan Han, Zhe Mei, Yu-Jui Chiu, Lina Geng, Sung Hwan Cho, Yu-Hwa Lo
Although a flow cytometer, being one of the most popular research and clinical tools for biomedicine, can analyze cells based on the cell size, internal structures such as granularity, and molecular markers, it provides little information about the physical properties of cells such as cell stiffness and physical interactions between the cell membrane and fluid. In this paper, we propose a computational cell analysis technique using cells' different equilibrium positions in a laminar flow. This method utilizes a spatial coding technique to acquire the spatial position of the cell in a microfluidic channel and then uses mathematical algorithms to calculate the ratio of cell mixtures...
June 20, 2016: Analyst
Sebastian A Müller, Lutz Dürselen, Patricia Heisterbach, Chris Evans, Martin Majewski
BACKGROUND: Several sophisticated approaches to tendon engineering have been investigated as ways to improve tendon healing with the early formation of repair tissue with possibly a high amount of type I collagen. Besides the new formation of collagen type I, there is evidence for the natural integration of surrounding collagen type I from healthy tendon parts into the healing defect. However, the simple application of a type I collagen sponge to the healing site to increase the amount of local collagen type I has not been investigated...
August 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Juan-Fang Liu, Yuan Li, Kai Li, Xiao Zhang, Yi-Ning Yang, Gang Zhao, Zhi-Rong Liu
Neuro-Sweet disease (NSD) is Sweet disease with central nervous system (CNS) involvement. To the best of our knowledge, the present case report is the first to describe NSD complicated by endogenous infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The present case report describes a male patient who developed NSD-induced meningitis, which initially manifested as a fever, headache and neck stiffness. Painful erythematous plaques subsequently developed on his face, neck and upper trunk. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was performed and the results were normal, whereas modified acid-fast stain analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) provided a positive result...
April 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Nermin Bayar, Ayhan Hilmi Çekin, Şakir Arslan, Göksel Çağırcı, Selçuk Küçükseymen, Serkan Çay, Ferda Akbay Harmandar, Bayram Yeşil
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune disorder induced by dietary gluten intake by individuals who are genetically sensitive. Many studies report an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in such patients. The aim of this study is to assess aortic elasticity properties in patients with CD that may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Eighty-one patients diagnosed with CD by antibody test and biopsy and 63 healthy volunteers were included in this prospective study...
March 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
M Yaman, U Arslan, O Beton, H E Pamukcu, O Dogdu
OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis leads to increased arterial resistance through thickening and stiffening of the arterial wall, a phenomenon largely known as arterial stiffness. M-mode propagation velocity of the descending thoracic aorta, named aortic velocity propagation (AVP) is a novel method for the measurement of the aortic stiffness. We aimed to investigate the difference between early and late values of AVP after successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients...
March 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Yong Chen, Lan Lu, Jin-Yu Shao
During leukocyte rolling on the endothelium, surface protrusion and membrane tether extraction occur consecutively on leukocytes. Both surface protrusion and tether extraction of leukocytes stabilize leukocyte rolling. Tethers can also be extracted from endothelial cells (ECs), but surface protrusion of ECs has never been confirmed to exist. In this study, we examined EC surface protrusion with the micropipette aspiration technique. We found that, like leukocytes, surface protrusion on an EC did exist when a point force was imposed...
March 8, 2016: Biophysical Journal
David A Stout, Eyal Bar-Kochba, Jonathan B Estrada, Jennet Toyjanova, Haneesh Kesari, Jonathan S Reichner, Christian Franck
Mechanobiology relates cellular processes to mechanical signals, such as determining the effect of variations in matrix stiffness with cell tractions. Cell traction recorded via traction force microscopy (TFM) commonly takes place on materials such as polyacrylamide- and polyethylene glycol-based gels. Such experiments remain limited in physiological relevance because cells natively migrate within complex tissue microenvironments that are spatially heterogeneous and hierarchical. Yet, TFM requires determination of the matrix constitutive law (stress-strain relationship), which is not always readily available...
March 15, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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