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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078646/mucosal-healing-in-ulcerative-colitis-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Pedro Boal Carvalho, José Cotter
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by periods of remission and periods of relapse. Patients often present with symptoms such as rectal bleeding, diarrhea and weight loss, and may require hospitalization and even colectomy. Long-term complications of UC include decreased quality of life and productivity and an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Mucosal healing (MH) has gained progressive importance in the management of UC patients. In this article, we review the endoscopic findings that define both mucosal injury and MH, and the strengths and limitations of the scoring systems currently available in clinical practice...
January 11, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052185/early-administration-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-preventing-chronic-lung-disease-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-neonates
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REVIEW
Vibhuti S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Michael Dunn
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease (CLD) remains a common complication among preterm infants. There is increasing evidence that inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of CLD. Due to their strong anti-inflammatory properties, corticosteroids are an attractive intervention strategy. However, there are growing concerns regarding short- and long-term effects of systemic corticosteroids. Theoretically, administration of inhaled corticosteroids may allow for beneficial effects on the pulmonary system with a lower risk of undesirable systemic side effects...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045322/orofacial-granulomatosis-as-early-manifestation-of-crohn-s-disease-report-of-a-case-in-a-paediatric-patient
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A Sarra, N G Nikitakis, A Daskalopoulos, G Chouliaras, A Sklavounou-Andrikopoulou, K Athanasaki
BACKGROUND: Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is a controversial entity mainly characterised by recurrent or permanent soft tissue swelling of sudden onset in the orofacial area with a histologic appearance of granulomatous inflammation. Differential diagnosis includes local diseases and systemic conditions, such as Crohn's disease (CD). A case of OFG in a paediatric patient is reported here, focusing on the clinical features, diagnostic procedures, treatment and long-term outcome. CASE REPORT: A 7 year-old boy presented with persistent and prominent lip swelling and painful oral mucosa lesions of six months duration...
December 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034281/is-there-any-role-for-splenectomy-in-adulthood-onset-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenia-in-the-era-of-tpo-receptors-agonists-a-critical-overview
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Vibor Milunovic, Inga Mandac Rogulj, Slobodanka Kolonic Ostojic
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adulthood is characterized by chronic relapsing course. Despite the efficacious first line treatment (corticosteroid, intravenous immunoglobulin), majority of patients will enter the chronic phase warranting another treatment approach. Until recently, splenectomy performed in ITP chronic phase represented the standard of care with long-term remissions in more than 70% of patients, but however has never been tested in clinical trials. However, with the advances of our understanding of ITP pathophysiology and the shifting focus on megakaryocyte impairment, novel drugs were introduced in treatment paradigm, mainly trombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RAs); romiplostim and eltrombopag...
December 29, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031708/trend-of-cost-and-utilization-of-copd-medication-in-korea
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Jongmin Lee, Jae Ha Lee, Jee-Ae Kim, Chin Kook Rhee
BACKGROUND: There are only a few longitudinal studies regarding medical utilization and costs for patients with COPD. The purpose of this study was to analyze the trend of medical utilization and costs on a long-term basis. METHODS: Using the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) data from 2008 to 2013, COPD patients were identified. The trend of medical utilization and costs was also analyzed. RESULTS: The number of COPD patients increased by 13...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018458/successful-treatment-of-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-uveitis-with-steroid-and-azathioprine-in-a-12-year-old-boy
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Ji Eun Kim, Se Jin Park, Ji Young Oh, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Ji Hong Kim, Jae Il Shin
Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome is a rare disease, often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed in children. We describe the case of a 12-year-old boy who presented to Severance Hospital with a 1-month history of bilateral conjunctival injection. He was first evaluated by an Ophthalmologist in another hospital and diagnosed with panuveitis. Laboratory tests indicated renal failure, and a renal biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis. An extensive exclusion of all possible causes allowed a diagnosis of TINU syndrome...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012104/intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant-for-the-treatment-of-cystoid-macular-oedema-associated-with-acute-retinal-necrosis
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Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Jyotirmay Biswas, Asra Ambreen, Rowayda Amin, Zahedur Rahman Pannu, Ahmed Magdy Bedda
BACKGROUND: Acute retinal necrosis is a rare but devastating ocular condition. We report two cases of acute retinal necrosis in immunocompetent patients, complicated by cystoid macular oedema and treated with intravitreal dexamethasone (OZURDEX®) implant. RESULTS: Two patients diagnosed with acute retinal necrosis were treated with intravenous acyclovir. Both of them developed cystoid macular oedema following resolution of viral retinitis. Ocular condition of the first patient was further complicated by central serous chorioretinopathy...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002861/injectable-corticosteroids-take-precautions-and-use-caution
#8
Véronique Freire, Nathalie J Bureau
Corticosteroids are routinely injected into soft tissues, tendon sheaths, bursae, and joints. These anti-inflammatory agents have different potency and solubility, and solubility is inversely correlated with the duration of action. Corticosteroids carry a low risk of complications but commonly cause systemic and local adverse effects. The use of intra-articular corticosteroid injections in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis is well established. Evidence also supports the use of injectable corticosteroids in the treatment of inflammatory tenosynovitis and bursitis associated with rheumatic diseases, trigger finger and de Quervain disease, and carpal tunnel syndrome...
November 2016: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981463/interleukin-il-1-inhibition-with-anakinra-and-canakinumab-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-related-uveitis-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
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Claudia Fabiani, Antonio Vitale, Giacomo Emmi, Giuseppe Lopalco, Lorenzo Vannozzi, Silvana Guerriero, Stefano Gentileschi, Daniela Bacherini, Rossella Franceschini, Bruno Frediani, Mauro Galeazzi, Florenzo Iannone, Gian Marco Tosi, Luca Cantarini
This study aimed to evaluate the role of interleukin (IL)-1 inhibitors anakinra (ANA) and canakinumab (CAN) in the treatment of Behçet's disease (BD)-related uveitis. Multicenter retrospective observational study includes 19 consecutive BD patients (31 affected eyes) received treatment with anti-IL-1 agents. Data were analyzed at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. The primary endpoint is the reduction of ocular inflammatory flares (OIF). The secondary endpoints are improvement of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA); reduction of macular thickness defined by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and of vasculitis identified with fluorescein angiography (FA); evaluation of statistically significant differences between patients treated with IL-1 inhibitors as monotherapy, subjects also administered with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and/or corticosteroids as well as between patients administered with IL-1 inhibitors as first line biologic treatment and those previously treated with TNF-α inhibitors...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974106/fulminant-bilateral-papilloedema-during-low-dose-steroid-taper-in-a-child-with-systemic-idiopathic-arthritis-treated-with-tocilizumab
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Lulu Burstzyn, Simon Levin, Brian Rotenberg, Tamara Van Hooren, Andrew Leung, Roberta Berard, Daniela S Ardelean
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) is one of the most severe forms of arthritis that affects children younger than 16 years of age at onset. SJIA often requires corticosteroids to control the inflammation. However, long-term corticosteroid use may have adverse effects, including intracranial hypertension (IH). Biologic therapies have been used as corticosteroid sparing agents. We report the first case of a child with steroid-dependent SJIA treated with tocilizumab, an IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibody, who developed fulminant IH, bilateral papilloedema and vision loss when oral prednisone was weaned from 2 to 1 mg per day...
December 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965773/treatment-of-asthma-in-young-children-evidence-based-recommendations
#11
REVIEW
Jose A Castro-Rodriguez, Adnan Custovic, Francine M Ducharme
: In the present review, we focus on evidence-based data for the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), long-acting beta2-agonits (LABA) and oral corticosteroids (OCS), with a special emphasis on well-performed randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses of such trials for the chronic management of asthma/wheeze in infants and preschoolers. RESULTS: Seven meta-analyses and 14 RCTs were reviewed. Daily ICS should be the preferred drug for infants/preschoolers with recurrent wheezing, especially in asthmatics...
2016: Asthma research and practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964790/the-eye-and-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-the-eye-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-ankylosing-spondylitis-psoriatic-arthritis
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REVIEW
Philip Ian Murray, Saaeha Rauz
Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are associated with potentially sight-threatening inflammatory eye disease. Although the ocular manifestations associated with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are similar, such as anterior uveitis, this differs from rheumatoid arthritis where dry eye, peripheral ulcerative keratitis and scleritis are the major ocular complications. Apart from causing sight loss, these conditions are painful, debilitating, often recurrent or chronic and may require long-term therapy...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943248/treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-atopic-eczema-in-adults-within-the-uk-results-of-a-national-survey-of-dermatologists
#13
K Taylor, D J Swan, A Affleck, C Flohr, N J Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Little is known about UK dermatologists' treatment approaches towards adult patients with recalcitrant moderate-to-severe atopic eczema. OBJECTIVES: We wanted to learn about the i) treatment approaches used for this disease in the UK; ii) factors that influence treatment decisions; and iii) perceived gaps in evidence on treatment safety and efficacy and priorities for future trials. METHODS: We conducted an online survey of consultant-level dermatologists in the UK...
December 11, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933734/improved-quality-of-life-in-asthma-patients-under-long-term-therapy-assessed-by-ahq-japan
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Yuji Tohda, Takashi Iwanaga, Hiroyuki Sano, Hiroaki Kume, Kazuto Hirata, Noriyuki Ohkura, Isao Tachibana, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Hisako Matsumoto, Yoshiaki Minakata, Masanori Yoshikawa, Masaki Fujimura
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Assessment of the effects of long-term management on patient quality of life (QOL) would be extremely useful for determining asthma treatment strategies. However, no studies have evaluated QOL over an extended period of time. This study evaluated the changes in QOL, drug management and disease severity in the same asthma patients at an interval of approximately 9 years. METHODS: We re-surveyed asthma patients enrolled in a survey conducted in 2004 to evaluate the effects of approximately a decade of treatment on disease severity and QOL assessed by the Japanese Asthma Health Questionnaire (AHQ-JAPAN)...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933204/risk-factors-for-developing-colorectal-cancer-in-japanese-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-a-retrospective-observational-study-capital-cohort-and-practice-for-ibd-total-management-in-kyoto-shiga-links-study-i
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Takuya Yoshino, Hiroshi Nakase, Tomohisa Takagi, Shigeki Bamba, Yusuke Okuyama, Takuji Kawamura, Teruki Oki, Hirozumi Obata, Chiharu Kawanami, Shinji Katsushima, Toshihiro Kusaka, Tomoyuki Tsujikawa, Yuji Naito, Akira Andoh, Takafumi Kogawa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are at risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC), despite the development of new therapeutic agents. Stratification of the individual UC-patient's risk would be helpful to validate the risk factors for CRC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for the development of CRC in a large cohort of patients with UC. METHODS: Data were obtained from 12 hospitals in the Kyoto-Shiga region during 2003-2013...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928727/benefits-and-risks-of-long-term-asthma-management-in-children-where-are-we-heading
#16
Hengameh H Raissy, H William Kelly
International guidelines provide recommendations for a stepwise approach to the management of asthma in children 0-4 years old, 5-11 years old, and adolescents who are treated as adults. Therapy is aimed at two domains of control: current impairment and future risk. The long-term controller medications, inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs), ICSs in combination with long-acting β2 agonists, leukotriene receptor antagonists, and immunomodulators, exhibit different efficacies for these domains. The risk:benefit ratios of the available medications need to be carefully assessed...
December 7, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926663/the-impact-of-value-based-healthcare-for-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-on-healthcare-utilization-a-pilot-study
#17
Welmoed K van Deen, Arlen Spiro, A Burak Ozbay, Martha Skup, Adriana Centeno, Natalie E Duran, Precious N Lacey, Darius Jatulis, Eric Esrailian, Martijn G H van Oijen, Daniel W Hommes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Value-based healthcare (VBHC) is considered to be the solution that will improve quality and decrease costs in healthcare. Many hospitals are implementing programs on the basis of this strategy, but rigorous scientific reports are still lacking. In this pilot study, we present the first-year outcomes of a VBHC program for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management that focuses on highly coordinated care, task differentiation of providers, and continuous home monitoring...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826703/leukotriene-receptor-antagonists-and-antiallergy-drugs
#18
Tsutomu Tamada, Masakazu Ichinose
As one of the candidates of the therapeutic strategy for asthma in addition to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) are known to be useful for long-term management of asthma patients complicated by allergic rhinitis (AR) or exercise-induced asthma (EIA). Currently available LTRAs are pranlukast hydrate, zafirlukast, and montelukast. These LTRAs have a bronchodilator action and inhibit airway inflammation, resulting in a significant improvement of asthma symptoms, respiratory function, inhalation frequency of as-needed inhaled β2-agonist, airway inflammation, airway hyperresponsiveness, dosage of ICSs, asthma exacerbations, and patients' QOL...
November 9, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818191/corticosteroids-for-the-management-of-severe-intracranial-hypertension-in-meningoencephalitis-caused-by-cryptococcus-gattii-a-case-report-and-review
#19
R-A Maciel, L-S Ferreira, F Wirth, P-D Rosa, M Aves, E Turra, L-Z Goldani
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in meningitis caused by Cryptococcus gattii in immunocompetent patients after initiation of antifungal therapy appears to be the result of paradoxical antifungal treatment-induced clinical deterioration due to improved local immune responses to cryptococcal organisms. Recent anecdotal reports have suggested a favorable clinical response to corticosteroids in select patients with C. gattii central nervous system (CNS) infections. In this report, we describe a 65-year-old patient with meningoencephalitis caused by C...
November 3, 2016: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812050/clinical-outcomes-of-pneumocystis-pneumonia-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-pakistan
#20
Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Hira Shahzad, Afia Zafar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predisposing immunocompromised states, administration of pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia prophylaxis, the disease course and outcomes of patients with pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. METHODS: The retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi. The medical records of patients diagnosed with pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia from January 1995 to October 2015 were retrieved. Baseline characteristics, clinical course, treatment, and mortality rates were noted...
November 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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