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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910751/recent-advances-in-pharmacotherapeutic-paradigm-of-mild-to-recalcitrant-atopic-dermatitis
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Zahid Hussain, Shariza Sahudin, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Endang Kumolosasi
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic skin inflammatory disorder characterized by perivascular infiltration of immunoglobulin E (IgE), T lymphocytes, and mast cells. The key factors responsible for the pathophysiology of this disease are immunological disorders and defects in epidermal barrier properties. Pruritus, intense itching, psychological stress, deprived physical and mental performance, and sleep disturbance are the hallmark features of this dermatological disorder. Preventive interventions such as educational programs, avoidance of allergens, and exclusive care toward the skin could play a partial role in suppressing the symptoms...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909980/omalizumab-in-severe-refractory-vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-in-children-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Serge Doan, Flore Amat, Eric Gabison, Sarah Saf, Isabelle Cochereau, Jocelyne Just
INTRODUCTION: Vernal keratoconjunctivis (VKC) is a severe form of pediatric ocular allergy, characterized by acute and chronic corneoconjunctival inflammation that may lead to visual sequelae. Although topical immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine are usually effective, some severe forms may be refractory and require prolonged steroid therapy. Very few papers report the use of omalizumab in VKC in the literature. In the present study, we describe our clinical experience with omalizumab in severe VKC children...
December 1, 2016: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909782/associations-between-serum-vitamin-e-concentration-and-bone-mineral-density-in-the-us-elderly-population
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J Zhang, X Hu, J Zhang
: Mixed findings regarding effects of vitamin E on bone metabolism existed. We were the first to find a negative association between serum α-tocopherol concentration and bone mineral density in the US elderly population. Using vitamin E supplement as α-tocopherol to promote bone health was not warranted at this time. INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study is to examine the associations between serum vitamin E (α-tocopherol and γ-tocopherol) status and bone mineral density (BMD) among the US elderly population...
December 1, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909436/evaluation-of-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-steroids-and-arthritis-related-biotherapies-in-an-in-vitro-coculture-model-with-immune-cells-and-synoviocytes
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Mélissa Noack, Ndiémé Ndongo-Thiam, Pierre Miossec
BACKGROUND: During rheumatoid arthritis (RA), steroids and biotherapies are used alone and combined. Efficacy has been established in clinical trials but their differential effects at the cellular level are less documented. The aim was to study these cellular effects using an in vitro model with synoviocytes interacting with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) to reproduce the interactions in the RA synovium. METHODS: Activated-PBMC were cocultured with RA synoviocytes during 48 h...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909372/knowledge-and-use-of-and-attitudes-toward-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-in-practice-a-survey-of-ontario-physiotherapists
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Maggie Green, Kathleen E Norman
Purpose: To investigate Ontario physiotherapists' knowledge and use of, and attitudes toward, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to identify whether there is a need for physiotherapists to receive education specific to NSAIDs. Method: An existing survey instrument was modified and tested by five Ontario physiotherapists. The final version was distributed electronically to approximately 4,400 Ontario Physiotherapy Association members as a self-administered online questionnaire. Results: A total of 294 physiotherapists responded to the survey (response rate=6...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908909/dtb-select-12-december-2016
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Azithromycin of no benefit for asthma attacks ● Risk of heart failure with NSAIDs ● Bisphosphonates and steroid-induced osteoporosis ● Triple therapy for moderate-to-severe COPD: marginal benefits ● Much data on adverse events remains unpublished ● Rising placebo response rates in antidepressant trials a 'myth' ● Prenatal fetal RhD testing recommended.
December 1, 2016: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908826/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-midgut-in-silkworm-infected-with-bombyx-mori-cytoplasmic-polyhedrosis-virus
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Kun Gao, Xiang-Yuan Deng, Meng-Ke Shang, Guang-Xing Qin, Cheng-Xiang Hou, Xi-Jie Guo
: Bombyx mori cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (BmCPV) specifically infects the epithelial cells in the midgut of silkworm and causes them to death, which negatively affects the sericulture industry. In order to determine the midgut response at the protein levels to the virus infection, differential proteomes of the silkworm midgut responsive to BmCPV infection were identified with isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) labeling followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908264/hypoxia-and-inflammation-in-prostate-cancer-progression-cross-talk-with-androgen-and-estrogen-receptors-and-cancer-stem-cells
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Matteo A Russo, Linda Ravenna, Laura Pellegrini, Elisa Petrangeli, Luisa Salvatori, Thea Magrone, Massimo Fini, Marco Tafani
Tumors are complex tissues in which transformed cells communicate with the surrounding microenvironment and evolve traits promoting their own survival and malignancy. Hypoxia and inflammation are constant characteristics of prostate tumor microenvironment influencing both cancer stem cells and differentiated tumor cells. HIFs and NF-kB are the key regulators of the transcriptional response to hypoxic and inflammatory stresses, respectively, and a crosstalk between HIFs and NF-kB pathways has been widely documented...
November 30, 2016: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905203/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-the-combination-chemotherapy-of-thalidomide-alkylating-agent-and-steroid-for-relapsed-refractory-myeloma-patients-a-report-from-the-korean-multiple-myeloma-working-party-kmmwp-retrospective-study
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Jihyun Kwon, Chang-Ki Min, Kihyun Kim, Jae-Joon Han, Joon Ho Moon, Hye Jin Kang, Hyeon-Seok Eom, Min Kyoung Kim, Hyo Jung Kim, Dok Hyun Yoon, Jeong-Ok Lee, Won Sik Lee, Jae Hoon Lee, Je-Jung Lee, Yoon-Seok Choi, Sung Hyun Kim, Sung-Soo Yoon
We analyzed the treatment responses, toxicities, and survival outcomes of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who received daily thalidomide, cyclophosphamide, and dexamethasone (CTD) or daily thalidomide, melphalan, and prednisolone (MTP) at 17 medical centers in Korea. Three-hundred and seventy-six patients were enrolled. The combined chemotherapy of thalidomide, corticosteroid, and an alkylating agent (TAS) was second-line chemotherapy in 142 (37.8%) patients, and third-line chemotherapy in 135 (35...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904945/-sarcoidosis-and-uveitis-an-update
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J G Garweg
Ocular involvement in sarcoidosis is present in up to one third of patients and is frequently manifested before the underlying systemic disease has been diagnosed. With a view to the therapeutic consequences an early diagnosis of the underlying disease is advantageous. In cases of visual loss early diagnostic measures include invasive procedures, such as ultrasound-guided bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy, if nodular conjunctival or cutaneous manifestations which would confirm the diagnosis are not present...
November 30, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903230/glucocorticoid-receptor-interacting-co-regulators-putative-candidates-for-future-drug-targeting-therapy
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Alessia Di Silvestre, Marianna Lucafò, Sara De Iudicibus, Alessandro Ventura, Stefano Martelossi, Gabriele Stocco, Giuliana Decorti
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are largely used in different inflammatory, autoimmune and proliferative diseases. To date their mechanism of action is not completely clear and more studies are necessary, in particular to explain the great interindividual variability in clinical response. In this panorama the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) has an important role: in fact it regulates the pharmacological response thanks to the capability to interact with different molecules (DNA, RNA, ncRNA and proteins) that are known to influence its activity...
November 29, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902998/autoimmune-cytopenias-diagnosis-management
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Christian P Nixon, Joseph D Sweeney
The autoimmune cytopenias are a related group of disorders in which differentiated hematopoietic cells are destroyed by the immune system. Single lineage disease is characterized by the production of autoantibodies against red cells (autoimmune hemolytic anemia [AIHA]), platelets (autoimmune thrombocytopenia [ITP]) and neutrophils (autoimmune neutropenia [AIN]) whereas multilineage disease may include various combinations of these conditions. Central to the genesis of this disease is the breakdown of central and/or peripheral tolerance, and the subsequent production of autoantibodies by both tissue and circulating self-reactive B lymphocytes with support from T helper lymphocytes...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902474/aspirin-and-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-use-reduce-gastric-cancer-risk-a-dose-response-meta-analysis
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Xuan-Zhang Huang, You Chen, Jian Wu, Xi Zhang, Cong-Cong Wu, Chao-Ying Zhang, Shuang-Shuang Sun, Wen-Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: The association between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and gastric cancer (GC) risk is controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the chemopreventive effect of NSAIDs for GC. METHODS: A literature search was performed for relevant studies using the PubMed and Embase database (up to March 2016). Risk ratios (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used as the effect measures. The dose-response analysis and subgroup analysis were also performed...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902451/vitamin-d-and-male-reproductive-system
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Pablo R Costanzo, Pablo Knoblovits
Vitamin D deficiency is a highly prevalent worldwide condition and affects people of all ages. The most important role of vitamin D is the regulation of intestinal calcium absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus to maintain muscle and bone homeostasis. Furthermore, in recent years it has been discovered that the vitamin D receptor (VDR) is widely distributed in many organs and tissues where vitamin D can perform other actions that include the modulation of the immune response, insulin secretion, anti-proliferative effect on cells of vascular smooth muscle, modulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and regulates cell growth in several organs...
December 1, 2016: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899913/steroid-responsive-mononeuritis-multiplex-in-the-cronkhite-canada-syndrome
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Y L Lo, K H Lim, X M Cheng, S Mesenas
The Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare disorder of unknown origin characterized by generalized gastrointestinal polyposis, alopecia, hyperpigmentation, and onychodystrophy. We report a case of CCS with concomitant presentation of mononeuritis multiplex. The electrophysiological findings and steroid responsiveness suggests presence of an autoimmune mechanism.
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895458/clinical-and-imaging-evaluation-of-the-response-to-intravenous-steroids-in-patients-with-graves-orbitopathy-and-analysis-on-who-requires-additional-therapy
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Theodora Tsirouki, Alexandra Bargiota, Stelios Tigas, Agathi Vasileiou, Eftichia Kapsalaki, Zoe Giotaki, Ioannis Asproudis, Agathokles Tsatsoulis, Georgios Koukoulis, Evangelia E Tsironi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an individualized steroid regimen in patients with moderate-to-severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO) by monitoring clinical and imaging parameters. METHODS: In total, 47 patients with active, moderate-to-severe GO were enrolled in this study. All the patients received the proposed treatment regimen by European Group on GO of 4.5 g of intravenous (IV) methylprednisolone for 12 weeks. At the end of the IV treatment, patients with persistent active GO (Group 1) who were assessed by clinical examination and orbital imaging with short tau inversion recovery-sequence magnetic resonance imaging (STIR MRI) received additional treatment with oral prednisolone, and those with inactive GO (Group 2) received no further treatment...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893685/acute-liver-failure-caused-by-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-adults-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shide Lin, Ying Li, Jun Long, Qichuan Liu, Fangwan Yang, Yihuai He
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare condition that can be caused by a primary or acquired disorder of uncontrolled immune response. Liver injury is a common complication of HLH; however, HLH presenting as acute liver failure (ALF) has rarely been reported in adults. CASE SUMMARY: A 34-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with nausea and fatigue persisting for 2 weeks and jaundice for 1 week. He had hyperthermia at the onset of disease...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891212/the-role-of-sex-differential-biology-in-risk-for-autism-spectrum-disorder
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REVIEW
Donna M Werling
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects approximately four times as many males as females, a strong sex bias that has not yet been fully explained. Understanding the causes of this biased prevalence may highlight novel avenues for treatment development that could benefit patients with diverse genetic backgrounds, and the expertise of sex differences researchers will be invaluable in this endeavor. In this review, I aim to assess current evidence pertaining to the sex difference in ASD prevalence and to identify outstanding questions and remaining gaps in our understanding of how males come to be more frequently affected and/or diagnosed with ASD...
2016: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890484/25-years-of-advances-in-definition-classification-and-treatment-of-status-epilepticus
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Eugen Trinka, Reetta Kälviäinen
PURPOSE: Status epilepticus (SE) requires not only urgent symptomatic treatment with antiepileptic drugs but also rapid identification and treatment of its cause. This narrative review summarizes the most important advances in classification and treatment of SE. METHOD: Data sources included MEDLINE, EMBASE, ClinicalTrials.gov, and back tracking of references in pertinent studies, reviews, and books. RESULTS: SE is now defined as "a condition resulting either from the failure of the mechanisms responsible for seizure termination or from the initiation of mechanisms, which lead to abnormally, prolonged seizures (after time point t1)...
November 14, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889574/budesonide-oral-suspension-improves-symptomatic-endoscopic-and-histologic-parameters-compared-with-placebo-in-patients-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Evan S Dellon, David A Katzka, Margaret H Collins, Mohamed Hamdani, Sandeep K Gupta, Ikuo Hirano
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Pharmacologic treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is limited to off-label use of corticosteroids not optimized for esophageal delivery. We performed a randomized, controlled phase 2 trial to assess the ability of budesonide oral suspension (BOS), a novel muco-adherent topical steroid formulation, to reduce symptoms and esophageal eosinophilia in adolescents and adults with EoE. METHODS: In this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial, 93 EoE patients between the ages of 11 and 40 years with dysphagia and active esophageal eosinophilia were randomized to receive either BOS 2 mg or placebo twice daily for 12 weeks...
November 23, 2016: Gastroenterology
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