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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544938/sex-steroids-and-metabolic-responses-in-mussels-mytilus-galloprovincialis-exposed-to-drospirenone
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Tiziana Cappello, Denise Fernandes, Maria Maisano, Andrea Casano, Marta Bonastre, Maria João Bebianno, Angela Mauceri, Salvatore Fasulo, Cinta Porte
Drospirenone (DRO) is a synthetic progestin derived from 17α-spironolactone with a pharmacological mechanism of action similar to progesterone. Despite its wide use as pharmaceutical and consequent continuous release into the aquatic environment, DRO effects have been poorly investigated on aquatic biota. In order to unravel the toxicity mechanisms of DRO, mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis were exposed for 7 days to different concentrations of DRO, namely 20ng/L (Low; L), 200ng/L (Medium; M), 2000ng/L (High; H) and 10μg/L (Super High; SH) nominal doses...
May 22, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544484/neglected-issues-concerning-teaching-human-adrenal-steroidogenesis-in-popular-biochemistry-textbooks
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Zhiyong Han, Mark S Elliott
In the human body, the adrenal steroids collectively regulate a plethora of fundamental functions, including electrolyte and water balance, blood pressure, stress response, intermediary metabolism, inflammation, and immunity. Therefore, adrenal steroidogenesis is an important biochemistry topic for students to learn in order for them to understand health consequences caused by deficiencies of enzymes in the adrenal steroidogenic pathways. However, popular biochemistry textbooks contain insufficient information and may sometimes give students a misimpression about certain aspects of human adrenal steroidogenesis...
May 19, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544467/a-survey-on-the-beliefs-and-knowledge-of-gout-management-in-new-medical-graduates-new-south-wales-australia
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Matthew Terrill, John Riordan
AIM: To assess the beliefs and knowledge of gout management in new medical graduates. METHOD: A survey on gout management was sent to new medical graduates during their orientation week, New South Wales, Australia. RESULTS: Of 15 hospital networks, 11 agreed to participate. From these, 168 graduates responded (23.7% response rate). Most (81.1%) felt that gout was a serious disease, 51.2% answered that they had been taught adequately to manage acute gout, only 37...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543379/idiopathic-lymphoplasmacellular-mucositis-of-the-lips-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ren-Feng Liu, Chun-Bing Chen, Tseng-Tong Kuo, Wen-Hung Chung
Idiopathic lymphoplasmacellular mucositis (ILPM) is a group of disorders histologically characterized by dense infiltrates of lymphocytes and plasma cells in submucosa. These lesions are initially observed on the glans penis and vulva, and later on buccal mucosa, lips, gingiva, tongue, epiglottis, larynx, and other mucosal surfaces have also been reported. We have reviewed the previously reported cases of ILPM with lip involvement, outlining the clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of the entity to date...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541260/combination-steroid-and-test-based-food-elimination-for-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-retrospective-analysis
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Gregory Constantine, Neha Seth, Niti Chokshi, Charles G Minard, Danielle Guffey, Anthony P Olive, Carla M Davis
OBJECTIVES: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a clinicopathologic disorder characterized by infiltration of eosinophils into the esophagus. Primary treatment approaches include topical corticosteroids and/or food elimination. The aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of combination therapy (topical corticosteroid plus test-based food elimination [FS]) with single therapy (topical corticosteroid [S] or test-based food elimination [F]). METHODS: Chart review of patients with EoE at Texas Children's Hospital (age <21 years) was performed...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541108/using-qr-codes-to-enable-quick-access-to-information-in-acute-cancer-care
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Joanne Upton, Anna Olsson-Brown, Ernie Marshall, Joseph Sacco
Quick access to toxicity management information ensures timely access to steroids/immunosuppressive treatment for cancer patients experiencing immune-related adverse events, thus reducing length of hospital stays or avoiding hospital admission entirely. This article discusses a project to add a QR (quick response) code to a patient-held immunotherapy alert card. As QR code generation is free and the immunotherapy clinical management algorithms were already publicly available through the trust's clinical network website, the costs of integrating a QR code into the alert card, after printing, were low, while the potential benefits are numerous...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540445/indications-for-kidney-biopsy-in-idiopathic-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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Alanoud Alshami, Abishek Roshan, Marisa Catapang, Jasper J Jöbsis, Trevor Kwok, Nonnie Polderman, Jennifer Sibley, Matt Sibley, Cherry Mammen, Douglas G Matsell
BACKGROUND: Most cases of childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) are due to minimal change disease (MCD), while a minority of children have focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and an unfavorable clinical course, requiring a kidney biopsy to confirm diagnosis. We hypothesized that clinical characteristics at diagnosis and initial response to corticosteroid treatment accurately predict FSGS and can be used to guide consistent practice in the indications for kidney biopsy. METHODS: This was a case control study (1990-2012)...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540291/evaluation-of-two-dry-commercial-therapeutic-diets-for-the-management-of-feline-chronic-gastroenteropathy
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Sally C Perea, Stanley L Marks, Leighann Daristotle, Patricia E Koochaki, Richard Haydock
Management of feline chronic gastroenteropathies has included intervention with both veterinary therapeutic formulas designed to manage non-specific gastrointestinal disorders and those designed with limited novel or hydrolyzed ingredients for management of food-responsive enteropathies and steroid-responsive enteropathies (inflammatory bowel disease). There have been few studies evaluating the use of dietary intervention for the management of feline chronic gastroenteropathy. This prospective, multi-center study evaluated the use of two commercially available feline veterinary therapeutic dry diets designed to manage non-specific gastrointestinal disorders in 28 cats with a history of chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540126/neurological-complications-of-lumbar-and-cervical-dural-punctures-with-a-focus-on-epidural-injections
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Various types of lumbar dural punctures may contribute to neurological injury. The etiologies of dural injury include; inadvertent dural punctures due to epidurals placed for labor anesthesia, epidural steroid injections (ESI/transforaminal TESI; approximately 9 million ESI performed in the US per year), deliberate placement of intradural pain devices, and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas. Resulting neurological complications may include; spinal headaches/intracranial hypotension, subdural hematomas, and 6(th) nerve cranial palsies...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539237/effects-of-sex-steroids-on-the-pattern-of-methylation-and-expression-of-the-promoter-region-of-estrogen-and-androgen-receptors-in-people-with-gender-dysphoria-under-cross-sex-hormone-treatment
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Gloria Aranda, Eduardo Fernández-Rebollo, Marta Pradas-Juni, Felicia Alexandra Hanzu, Susana G Kalko, Irene Halperin, Mireia Mora
Cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) is critical for phenotypical and physiological transition in adults with gender dysphoria (GD). However, the impact of the CHT onto the molecular level/epigenetic regulation has not been comprehensively addressed. We postulate that CHT in GD could drive changes at the androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) and estrogen receptor beta (ESR2), affecting their DNA methylation pattern and mRNA expression that may influence in the phenotypical changes associated to CHT...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537863/severe-pellagra-masked-by-concurrent-plaque-psoriasis-a-case-report-of-a-hidden-diagnosis
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Elizabeth A Wang, Jason Kao, Michelle Y Cheng, Chelsea Ma, Soneet Dhillon, Thomas Konia, Emanual Maverakis, Cindy J Chambers
Despite characteristic features, psoriasis can mimic other dermatologic conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, and certain nutritional deficiencies such as pellagra. We present a patient with a longstanding history of severe plaque psoriasis who presented with disfiguring scaly plaques involving greater than 80% body surface area. The patient's disease was minimally responsive to multiple therapies. Repeat punch biopsies demonstrated parakeratosis, psoriasiform hyperplasia, and dilated blood vessels consistent with psoriasis...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536485/management-of-refractory-eosinophilic-oesophagitis
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Evan S Dellon
The goal of this Review is to discuss the clinical approach to patients who do not respond to treatment for eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE). Refractory EoE is challenging to manage as there are limited data to guide decision-making. In this Review, refractory EoE is defined as persistent eosinophilia in the setting of incomplete resolution of the primary presenting symptoms and incomplete resolution of endoscopic findings following a PPI trial, and after treatment with either topical steroids or dietary elimination...
May 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535988/drug-induced-autoimmune-hepatitis-response-to-corticosteroids-and-lack-of-relapse-after-cessation-of-steroids
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E Björnsson, O Bergmann, J G Jonasson, G Grondal, B Gudbjornsson, S Olafsson
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May 20, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534811/hormetic-property-of-ginseng-steroids-on-anti-oxidant-status-against-exercise-challenge-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
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Ming-Fen Hsu, Szu-Hsien Yu, Mallikarjuna Korivi, Wei-Horng Jean, Shin-Da Lee, Chih-Yang Huang, Yi-Hung Liao, Jessica Lu, Chia-Hua Kuo
BACKGROUND: Existing literature on anti-oxidant capacity of ginseng has been inconsistent due to variance in the profile of ginseng steroids (Ginsenosides) that is because of differences in seasons and species. METHODS: We used various doses of ginseng steroids to determine its effect on oxidative stress and anti-oxidant capacity of rat skeletal muscle against exercise. RESULTS: Under non-exercise conditions, we found increased thiobarbituric acid reactive substance (TBARS) levels and decreased reduced/oxidized glutathione ratio (GSH/GSSG) in rat skeletal muscle as dose increases (p < 0...
May 19, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534449/sweet-syndrome-presenting-as-a-febrile-rash-in-a-returning-traveller
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Alexander Hart, Katharina Plenk, David Carr
Sweet syndrome was discovered in 1964 and is now well described in the dermatology literature. Knowledge of this unique febrile and painful dermatosis is important for the emergency physician because the syndrome can be readily identified and is extremely responsive to oral steroid therapy. Early diagnosis can greatly improve patient satisfaction and avoid days of ineffective treatment. An accurate and timely diagnosis of Sweet syndrome is also important to guide investigation into a number of associated diseases...
May 23, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534271/optic-disc-granuloma-with-epididymitis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Sowkath Ali, Jyotirmay Biswas
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis and tuberculosis (TB) share epidemiological, immunological, and molecular features common to both, and often, it becomes difficult to differentiate them especially in a highly TB-endemic country like India. We report a case of optic disc granuloma along with epididymitis and infertility in a male who showed a response to treatment with anti-tuberculosis therapy and steroids. RESULTS: A 35-year-old Indian male who presented with complaints of blurring vision in the right eye for 6 months and treated elsewhere with two intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF was found to have optic disc granuloma in the right eye...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532436/vinblastine-chemotherapy-in-adult-patients-with-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Abdellatif Tazi, Gwenaël Lorillon, Julien Haroche, Antoine Neel, Stéphane Dominique, Achille Aouba, Jean-David Bouaziz, Constance de Margerie-Melon, Emmanuelle Bugnet, Vincent Cottin, Thibault Comont, Christian Lavigne, Jean-Emmanuel Kahn, Jean Donadieu, Sylvie Chevret
BACKGROUND: Vinblastine is the standard treatment for children with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). Whether this treatment could be extended to adults with LCH is questionable. This retrospective multicenter study included 35 adult patients (median age 33 years; 23 men; 80% with multisystem LCH) who were treated with vinblastine + steroids as a first-line chemotherapy and followed for a median time of 83 months. The objectives were to determine the overall response rate (based on the Histiocyte Society criteria), disease reactivation rate, toxicity, permanent consequences, and survival rate corresponding to this treatment...
May 22, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531316/a-comprehensive-method-to-quantify-adaptations-by-male-and-female-mice-with-hot-flashes-induced-by-the-neurokinin-b-receptor-agonist-senktide
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Ashley A Krull, Sarah A Larsen, Donald K Clifton, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Robert A Steiner
Vasomotor symptoms (VMS, or hot flashes) plague millions of reproductive age men and women who have natural or iatrogenic loss of sex steroid production. Many affected individuals are left without treatment options because of contraindications to hormone replacement therapy and the lack of equally effective non-hormonal alternatives. Moreover, development of safer, more effective therapies has been stymied by the lack of an animal model that recapitulates the hot flash phenomenon and enables direct testing of hypotheses regarding the pathophysiology underlying hot flashes...
May 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529816/sclerostin-activity-plays-a-key-role-in-the-negative-effect-of-glucocorticoid-signaling-on-osteoblast-function-in-mice
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Eric E Beier, Tzong-Jen Sheu, Emily A Resseguie, Masahiko Takahata, Hani A Awad, Deborah A Cory-Slechta, J Edward Puzas
Stress during prenatal development is correlated with detrimental cognitive and behavioral outcomes in offspring. However, the long-term impact of prenatal stress (PS) and disrupted glucocorticoid signaling on bone mass and strength is not understood. In contrast, the detrimental effect of lead (Pb) on skeletal health is well documented. As stress and Pb act on common biological targets via glucocorticoid signaling pathways and co-occur in the environment, this study first sought to assess the combined effect of stress and Pb on bone quality in association with alterations in glucocorticoid signaling...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528906/warts-signaling-controls-organ-and-body-growth-through-regulation-of-ecdysone
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Morten E Moeller, Stanislav Nagy, Stephan U Gerlach, Karen C Soegaard, E Thomas Danielsen, Michael J Texada, Kim F Rewitz
Coordination of growth between individual organs and the whole body is essential during development to produce adults with appropriate size and proportions [1, 2]. How local organ-intrinsic signals and nutrient-dependent systemic factors are integrated to generate correctly proportioned organisms under different environmental conditions is poorly understood. In Drosophila, Hippo/Warts signaling functions intrinsically to regulate tissue growth and organ size [3, 4], whereas systemic growth is controlled via antagonistic interactions of the steroid hormone ecdysone and nutrient-dependent insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) (insulin) signaling [2, 5]...
May 17, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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