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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442396/fas-and-fas-ligand-gene-polymorphisms-in-turkish-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Emine Gulce Ozel, Gulay Gulbol Duran, Muhammet Murat Çelik, Nizami Duran, Ramazan Gunesacar
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent fever, serositis, abdominal pain, arthritis, arthralgia and erysipelas like erythema. Fas and Fas ligand molecules play a central role in the apoptosis signaling of various cell types including neutrophils. Neutrophils are the major cell population involved in acute inflammation in patients with FMF and the role of Fas and Fas ligand molecules in this cells of FMF patients may be crucial. Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to investigate whether the Fas cell surface receptor gene (FAS); NM_000043...
April 22, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441994/a-30-year-old-woman-with-chronic-hives-intermittent-fevers-and-joint-pain
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Kevin A Cook, Megan T Lynch, Peter J Weis, Andrew A White
Chronic urticaria with concomitant systemic symptoms may be seen in several rheumatologic and autoinflammatory conditions. Although most of these conditions tend to improve with corticosteroids, symptoms often recur with dose tapering. The appearance of the rash in addition to the symptom pattern and laboratory data must be considered to differentiate potential causes. We presented a unique case of chronic urticaria with fevers and arthralgias. A diagnosis was made, and the patient had rapid improvement with targeted therapy...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438383/remitting-seronegative-symmetrical-synovitis-with-pitting-edema-rs3pe-syndrome-induced-by-nivolumab
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Marie-Léa Gauci, Barouyr Baroudjian, Pauline Laly, Isabelle Madelaine, Laetitia Da Meda, Laetitia Vercellino, Martine Bagot, Frédéric Lioté, Cécile Pages, Céleste Lebbé
INTRODUCTION: A new articular syndrome described as immunrelated side effect of immunotherapy: PD-1 inhibitors have revolutionized the treatment of advanced melanoma but are responsible for immune-related toxicity. We report a case of remitting seronegative symetrical synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) syndrome induced by nivolumab. CASE REPORT: A 80 year-old man with stage IV BRAF-wild type and NRAS exon 2-mutated melanoma was treated first line by nivolumab 3mg/kg every 2 weeks...
March 8, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437513/prevalence-of-temporomandibular-disorders-in-the-northern-finland-birth-cohort-1966
#4
Päivi Jussila, Heikki Kiviahde, Ritva Näpänkangas, Jari Päkkilä, Paula Pesonen, Kirsi Sipilä, Pertti Pirttiniemi, Aune Raustia
AIMS: To investigate the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in the 46-year-old cohort subjects from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 (NFBC 1966). METHODS: Altogether, 1,962 subjects (1,050 women, 912 men) participated in a clinical medical and dental examination and responded to questionnaires in 2012 to 2013. The stomatognathic examination was performed according to a modified protocol of the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD)...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435330/first-case-of-imported-chikungunya-infection-in-croatia-2016
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Boris Luksic, Nenad Pandak, Edita Drazic-Maras, Svjetlana Karabuva, Mislav Radic, Andrea Babic-Erceg, Ljubo Barbic, Vladimir Stevanovic, Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
In recent years, several European countries reported cases of imported chikungunya infection. We present the first imported clinically manifested chikungunya fever in Croatia. A 27-year-old woman returned to Croatia on 21 March 2016, after she stayed in Costa Rica for two months where she had noticed a mosquito bite on her left forearm. Five days after the mosquito bite she developed severe arthralgias, fever and erythematous papular rash. In next few days symptoms gradually subsided. After ten days she felt better, but arthralgias re-appeared accompanied with morning stiffness...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427923/-acute-leukemia-revealed-by-bone-magnetic-resonance-imaging-two-pediatric-case-reports
#6
C Flatrès, A Pennanéach, G Blondin, E Rivoal, S Haro, P Vic
Bone and joint pain are common causes of pediatric consultation for a variety of etiologies. The causes are mostly traumatic or infectious or have an inflammatory origin. Acute leukemia (AL) can sometimes begin with osteoarticular signs and radiological investigations such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help guide the diagnosis. We report on two cases of pediatric AL revealed by osteoarticular signs, with MRI helpful in the diagnostic procedure. In these children, the first signs were recurrent joint pain, with no blood count anomalies...
April 17, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422865/crystalglobulinemia-manifesting-as-chronic-arthralgia-and-acute-limb-ischemia-a-clinical-case-report
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Nobuya Abe, Tomoko Tomita, Miyuki Bohgaki, Hideki Kasahara, Takao Koike
RATIONALE: Crystalglobulinemia is a rare disease caused by monoclonal immunoglobulins, characterized by irreversible crystallization on refrigeration. It causes systemic symptoms including purpura, arthralgia, and vessel occlusive conditions to be exacerbated by exposure to cold. We report a patient with crystalglobulinemia associated with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) manifesting as chronic arthralgia and recurrent acute arterial occlusion. PRESENTING CONCERNS: A 61-year-old man, who had been diagnosed with MGUS and who had arthralgia of unknown origin, presented with recurrent acute limb ischemia after surgical thromboembolectomy...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422002/treatment-of-psoriasis-with-ustekinumab-improved-skin-tightening-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Asako Ichihara, Masatoshi Jinnin, Hironobu Ihn
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by fibrosis, inflammation and vasculopathy in the skin and internal organs. Recently, several articles described that Th17 cells, IL-23 and IL-17 levels were significantly elevated in the peripheral blood or fibrotic sites of SSc. We report a case of SSc and psoriasis administered ustekinumab, IL-12/IL-23 inhibitor. In this case, the skin tightening was successfully improved and ustekinumab was more effective, even though oral prednisolone (9-12 mg/day) had some effect on skin tightening and arthralgia...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420942/temporomandibular-disorders-and-headache-a-retrospective-analysis-of-1198-patients
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Carlo Di Paolo, Anna D'Urso, Piero Papi, Francesco Di Sabato, Daniele Rosella, Giorgio Pompa, Antonella Polimeni
Aim. Headache is one of the most common diseases associated with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs). The aim of this study was to evaluate, retrospectively, if headache influences TMD's symptoms. Material and Methods. A total sample of 1198 consecutive TMD patients was selected. After a neurological examination, a diagnosis of headache, according to the latest edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders, was performed in 625 subjects. Patients were divided into two groups based on presence/absence of headache: Group with Headache (GwH) and Group without Headache (GwoH)...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418945/tendonitis-and-tendon-rupture-after-treatment-with-rituximab-a-case-series
#10
Ali Alqahtani, Marwa Sabha, Thaer Abdelfattah, Khaled Srour, Turki Dhayihi, Bashar Kahaleh, Nezam Altorok
CLINICAL DATA: Rituximab is a mouse/human chimeric anti-CD20 IgG1 monoclonal antibody used to treat cancer and autoimmune conditions. Side effects of rituximab include fever, rash, cytopenia and hypotension, back pain, arthralgia, and myalgia. Here, we report on 3 patients who developed moderate to severe tendonitis after the second infusion of rituximab. THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE: We report 3 patients who developed tendonitis after the second infusion of rituximab...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415634/a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-comparing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-anastrozole-versus-tamoxifen-for-breast-cancer
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Yan Yang, Wei Pan, Xinyu Tang, Shuqing Wu, Xinchen Sun
Whether anastrozole has superior effects to tamoxifen for breast cancer remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare the efficacy and safety of anastrozole versus tamoxifen as adjuvant therapy in breast cancer. A systematic literature search of PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and Cochrane library were performed to evaluate the survival benefits and toxicity profiles of patients with breast cancer who were treated with anastrozole or tamoxifen...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413791/safety-and-tolerability-of-peg-grafeel-%C3%A2-a-pegfilgrastim-for-the-prophylactic-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-neutropenia-and-febrile-neutropenia-a-prospective-observational-postmarketing-surveillance-study-in-india
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Vineet Talwar, Sharanabasappa S Nirni, Krishna Mohan Mallavarapu, Anupama Ramkumar, Nitu Sinha
BACKGROUND: A granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, pegfilgrastim, is efficacious though expensive for prophylactic treatment of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and febrile neutropenia. Biologics available and accessible today, having acceptable safety-efficacy profiles, require postapproval studies for better understanding of such drugs in clinical settings. AIM: This postmarketing surveillance study evaluated the safety of prophylactic Peg-grafeel(™) (pegfilgrastim) in cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia...
January 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413745/seven-cases-of-zika-virus-infection-in-south-florida
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Waqaar Khawar, Romina Bromberg, Molly Moor, Natalya Lyubynska, Hilda Mahmoudi
INTRODUCTION: Zika virus, an arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family, is a mosquito-borne virus known to cause microcephaly through vertical transmission. Infection presents with mild, self-limiting symptoms. Currently, a Zika virus outbreak has spread across most of South and Central America. Travel-related and sexually transmitted cases have been reported across the United States. However, the vector-borne transmission has been limited to Florida and Texas. We present seven cases of Zika virus infection that presented at a single institution in South Florida...
March 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409618/zika-virus-common-questions-and-answers
#14
Irogue I Igbinosa, Ingrid B Rabe, Titilope Oduyebo, Sonja A Rasmussen
Since local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus was first reported in Brazil in early 2015, the virus has spread rapidly, with active transmission reported in at least 61 countries and territories worldwide, including the United States. Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other severe brain anomalies. The virus is transmitted primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, but other routes of transmission include sexual, mother-to-fetus during pregnancy, mother-to-infant at delivery, laboratory exposure, and, possibly, transfusion of blood products...
April 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408930/a-case-of-initially-undiagnosed-chikungunya-arthritis-developing-into-chronic-phase-in-a-nonendemic-area
#15
Pui Shan Julia Chan, Moon Ho Leung
This case report described a 40-year-old lady presented with fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, and impaired liver function after returning from the Philippines. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and dengue serology were negative. Eight weeks after initial presentation, she experienced inflammatory polyarthritis mimic rheumatoid arthritis. This time CHIKV-IgM was detected, together with a >4-fold rise of CHIKV-polyvalent-antibody titre. The first CHIKV-IgM negative sample was reexamined and was CHIKV-PCR positive...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407454/diagnostic-criteria-for-temporomandibular-disorders-dc-tmd-inter-examiner-reliability-of-the-finnish-version-of-axis-i-clinical-diagnoses
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Jenni Leskinen, Tuija Suvinen, Tuija Teerijoki-Oksa, Pentti Kemppainen, Ritva Näpänkangas, Per Alstergren, Yrsa Le Bell, Heli Forssell, Riitta Myllykangas, Mimmi Tolvanen, Marika Doepel, Kirsi Sipilä
BACKGROUND: Recently, updated Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) were published to assess TMD in a standardized way in clinical and research settings. The DC/TMD protocol has been translated into Finnish using specific cultural equivalency procedures. OBJECTIVE: To assess the inter-examiner reliability using the Finnish translations of the DC/TMD-FIN Axis I clinical diagnostic assessment instruments. METHODS: Reliability assessment data were collected during a one-day DC/TMD Examiner Training Course at the University of Turku, Finland, in collaboration with the International DC/TMD Training and Calibration Center in Malmö University...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406093/antiviral-activity-of-nobiletin-against-chikungunya-virus-in-vitro
#17
Shih-Chao Lin, Mei-Chun Chen, Shiming Li, Chi-Chen Lin, Tony T Wang
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a highly contagious re-emerging virus, is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. CHIKV is prevalent in tropical countries and is continuing to creep farther north into temperate areas. CHIKV is responsible for induction of Chikungunya Fever (CF) and severe joint stiffness with the capability of developing into bilateral and systemic arthralgia or even encephalitis. Despite the high morbidity rate, no approved antiviral drug is available. Therefore, an anti-CHIKV therapy is necessary to control this disease...
April 13, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401384/bone-involvement-in-rosai-dorfman-disease-rdd-a-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Birgit A Mosheimer, Bastian Oppl, Shahin Zandieh, Michael Fillitz, Felix Keil, Klaus Klaushofer, Günter Weiss, Jochen Zwerina
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare histiocytic disorder typically presenting as painless cervical lymphadenopathy. Extranodal involvement is common and may also affect bones. Here, we present a patient with typical nodal disease and multifocal bone manifestations. Further, a systematic literature review was performed to better understand the phenotype, clinical course and treatment options of such patients. RECENT FINDINGS: RDD is a nonmalignant, classically sporadic histiocytosis...
May 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396659/disease-phenotype-and-outcome-depending-on-the-age-at-disease-onset-in-patients-carrying-the-r92q-low-penetrance-variant-in-tnfrsf1a-gene
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Estíbaliz Ruiz-Ortiz, Estíbaliz Iglesias, Alessandra Soriano, Segundo Buján-Rivas, Marta Español-Rego, Raul Castellanos-Moreira, Adrià Tomé, Jordi Yagüe, Jordi Antón, José Hernández-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is an autosomal-dominant autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in the TNFRSF1A gene. R92Q, a low-penetrance variant, is usually associated with a milder TRAPS phenotype than structural or pathogenic mutations. No studies differentiating R92Q-related disease in patients with pediatric and adult onset have been performed to date. OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical features and disease outcomes in patients diagnosed with TRAPS associated with R92Q variant and to investigate differences between patients with pediatric and adult disease onset...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384564/effect-of-acupuncture-on-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-arthralgia-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#20
Lawrence Chen, Chao-Chun Lin, Tsai-Wei Huang, Yi-Chun Kuan, Yao-Hsien Huang, Hung-Chou Chen, Chun-Yu Kao, Chih-Ming Su, Ka-Wai Tam
PURPOSE: Aromatase inhibitor (AI)-induced arthralgia (AIA) is a common side effect that may lead to premature discontinuation of effective hormonal therapy in patients with breast cancer. Acupuncture may relieve joint pain in patients with AIA. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in pain relief in AIA. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases and the ClinicalTrials...
April 3, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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