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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453861/functional-lung-avoidance-and-response-adaptive-escalation-flare-rt-multimodality-plan-dosimetry-of-a-precision-radiation-oncology-strategy
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Eunsin Lee, Jing Zeng, Robert S Miyaoka, Jatinder Saini, Paul E Kinahan, George A Sandison, Tony Wong, Hubert J Vesselle, Ramesh Rengan, Stephen R Bowen
PURPOSE: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient radiation therapy (RT) is planned without consideration of spatial heterogeneity in lung function or tumor response. We assessed the dosimetric and clinical feasibility of functional lung avoidance and response-adaptive escalation (FLARE) RT to reduce dose to [(99m) Tc]MAA-SPECT/CT perfused lung while redistributing an escalated boost dose within [(18) F]FDG-PET/CT-defined biological target volumes (BTV). METHODS: Eight stage IIB-IIIB NSCLC patients underwent FDG-PET/CT and MAA-SPECT/CT treatment planning scans...
April 28, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449346/airborne-allergic-contact-dermatitis-caused-by-isothiazolinones-in-water-based-paints-a-retrospective-study-of-44-cases
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Emmanuelle Amsler, Olivier Aerts, Nadia Raison-Peyron, Michèle Debons, Brigitte Milpied, Françoise Giordano-Labadie, Julie Waton, Marie C Ferrier-Le Bouëdec, Isabelle Lartigau, Catherine Pecquet, Haudrey Assier, Martine Avenel-Audran, Claire Bernier, Florence Castelain, Evelyne Collet, Marie-Noëlle Crépy, Nathalie Genillier, Pascal Girardin, Pauline Pralong, Florence Tetart, Dominique Vital-Durand, Angele Soria, Annick Barbaud
BACKGROUND: Airborne allergic contact dermatitis caused by paints containing isothiazolinones has been recognized as a health hazard. OBJECTIVES: To collect epidemiological, clinical and patch test data on airborne allergic contact dermatitis caused by isothiazolinone-containing paints in France and Belgium. METHODS: A descriptive, retrospective study was initiated by the Dermatology and Allergy Group of the French Society of Dermatology, including methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI)/methylisothiazolinone (MI)- and/or MI-sensitized patients who developed airborne allergic contact dermatitis following exposure to isothiazolinone-containing paint...
April 27, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448018/live-imaging-of-antifungal-activity-by-human-primary-neutrophils-and-monocytes-in-response-to-a-fumigatus
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Shan F Brunel, Jude M Bain, Jill King, Lena J Heung, Shinji Kasahara, Tobias M Hohl, Adilia Warris
Aspergillus fumigatus is an opportunistic fungal pathogen causing invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts with a high case-fatality rate. Research investigating immunological responses against A. fumigatus has been limited by the lack of consistent and reliable assays for measuring the antifungal activity of specific immune cells in vitro. A new method is described to assess the antifungal activity of primary monocytes and neutrophils from human donors against A. fumigatus using FLuorescent Aspergillus REporter (FLARE) conidia...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447158/-ultrasound-diagnostics-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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REVIEW
V S Schäfer, W A Schmidt
Ultrasound of the salivary glands is a specific examination for detecting pathology of salivary glands in the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome. It is easy to learn, rapidly performed, non-invasive and inexpensive. Other imaging techniques, such as sialography and scintigraphy, are currently only rarely performed. For the examination, linear ultrasound probes with frequencies between 7 and 12 MHz are recommended. Such probes are already widely available to the rheumatologist performing musculoskeletal ultrasound...
April 26, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445247/the-mucosal-antibacterial-response-profile-and-fecal-microbiota-composition-are-linked-to-the-disease-course-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-ulcerative-colitis
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Maria K Magnusson, Hans Strid, Stefan Isaksson, Magnus Simrén, Lena Öhman
BACKGROUND: The clinical disease course of ulcerative colitis (UC) varies substantially between individuals and can currently not be reliably predicted. The gut microbiota and the host's immune defense are key players for gut homeostasis and may be linked to disease outcome. The aim of this study was to determine fecal microbiota composition and mucosal antibacterial response profile in untreated patients with newly diagnosed UC and the impact of these factors on disease course. METHODS: Stool samples and intestinal biopsies were obtained from therapy-naive newly diagnosed patients with UC...
April 25, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444337/utility-of-a-repeat-renal-biopsy-in-lupus-nephritis-a-single-centre-experience
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Angela Pakozdi, Debasish Pyne, Michael Sheaff, Ravindra Rajakariar
Background.: The role of repeat renal biopsy in lupus nephritis (LN) to guide treatment or predict prognosis has been controversial. We assessed glomerular and tubulointerstitial histological characteristics of serial renal biopsies, correlations with clinical variables and the impact on subsequent management. Methods.: Out of a large single-centre cohort of 270 biopsy- proven LN patients, 66 (24%) had serial biopsies. LN classes based on glomerular pathology were defined according to the International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society 2003 classification, while tubulointerstitial pathologies were evaluated using the revised Austin's semi-quantitative scoring system...
April 22, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444299/environmental-factors-associated-with-disease-flare-in-juvenile-and-adult-dermatomyositis
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Gulnara Mamyrova, Lisa G Rider, Alison Ehrlich, Olcay Jones, Lauren M Pachman, Robert Nickeson, Lisa G Criscone-Schreiber, Lawrence K Jung, Frederick W Miller, James D Katz
Objective.: The aim was to assess environmental factors associated with disease flare in juvenile and adult dermatomyositis (DM). Methods.: An online survey of DM patients from the USA and Canada examined smoking, sun exposure, infections, medications, vaccines, stressful life events and physical activity during the 6 months before flares, or in the past 6 months in patients without flares. Differences were evaluated by χ 2 and Fisher's exact tests, and significant univariable results were examined in multivariable logistic regression...
April 21, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443384/biological-and-targeted-therapies-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-evidence-and-the-state-of-the-art
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Chi Chiu Mok
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-systemic disease characterized by an unpredictable disease course and periods of remission and flare, leading to organ damage and mortality. Novel biological agents are being developed (targeting the lymphocytes, accessory molecules and cytokines) that aim to enhance the therapeutic efficacy when combined with standard therapies. Areas covered: This article updates recent data on the use of biological and targeted therapies in SLE. Expert opinion: B cells remain the main target of development of novel therapeutics in SLE...
April 26, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442886/hydroxychloroquine-for-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-multifocal-electroretinogram-and-laser-flare-cell-photometry-study
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Stefano Sebastiani, Michela Fresina, Mauro Cellini, Emilio C Campos
PURPOSE: To evaluate early changes in multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) and subclinical aqueous humor flare and cellularity in patients receiving hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Ten patients receiving treatment with HCQ and no ophthalmic symptoms were enrolled. After complete ocular examination, mfERG and laser flare-cell photometry were performed. Patients were also divided into two subgroups with HCQ cumulative dose (CD) higher or lower than 500 g...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442699/does-the-rapid-fecal-calprotectin-test-equally-predict-mucosal-inflammation-in-both-ulcerative-colitis-uc-and-crohn-s-disease-cd-a-prospective-analysis-of-an-ibd-cohort
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Andrzej Moniuszko, Stanisław Głuszek, Grażyna Rydzewska
INTRODUCTION    Fecal calprotectin (FC) is a well-established biomarker of intestinal inflammation in CD and UC. However, standard laboratory methods are time consuming and not always useful in clinical practice.  OBJECTIVES    We analyzed the efficacy of a rapid bedside FC test to detect disease flares in a hospital setting. We also assessed the influence of disease location on diagnostic accuracy. PATIENTS AND METHODS    140 patients were prospectively enrolled in the study (46 UC, 94 CD). FC was measured both by ELISA and by the rapid Quantum Blue® test...
April 26, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440359/ultrasonographic-findings-in-hyperimmunoglobulin-d-syndrome-a-case-report
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Laura Otilia Damian, Otilia Fufezan, Mihaela Farcău, Simona Tătar, Călin Lazăr, Dorin-Ioan Farcău
Hyperimmunoglobulin D syndrome due to mevalonate kinase deficiency is a rare autoinflammatory disease with digestive tract involvement. We report an 11-year female child who has presented since the age of 1 year, bouts of fever, rash, joint swelling, pulmonary consolidation, lymph node involvement and hepatosplenomegaly. Hyperimmunglobulin D and increased urinary mevalonic acid were detected. The ultrasonographic features of hepatosplenomegaly ranged from increment in size to pseudotumoral involvement, with hypoechogenic masses without apparent wall...
April 22, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440002/differential-effect-of-incobotulinumtoxin-a-on-pain-neurogenic-flare-and-hyperalgesia-in-human-surrogate-models-of-neurogenic-pain
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S A Diener, M Breimhorst, Th Vogt, H H Krämer, P D Drummond, C Geber, F Birklein
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of Botulinum-neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) to treat pain in human pain models is very divergent. This study was conducted to clarify if the pain models or the route of BoNT/A application might be responsible for these divergent findings. METHODS: Sixteen healthy subjects (8 males, mean age 27 ± 5 years) were included in a first set of experiments consisting of three visits: (1) Visit: Quantitative sensory testing (QST) was performed before and after intradermal capsaicin injection (CAPS, 15 μg) on one thigh and electrical current stimulation (ES, 1 Hz) on the contralateral thigh...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438191/continuous-diphenhydramine-infusion-and-imatinib-for-kit-d816v-negative-mast-cell-activation-syndrome-a-case-report
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Faizan Malik, Naveed Ali, Syed Imran Mustafa Jafri, Ali Ghani, Mohsin Hamid, Margot Boigon, Christian Fidler
BACKGROUND: We present the first full case report of the treatment of mast cell activation syndrome with continuous diphenhydramine infusion, which resulted in the improvement of anaphylactic reactions and a decrease in hospital readmission. Furthermore, the patient received imatinib in the absence of the KIT-D816V mutation, which led to further improvement of quality of life. Currently, we are trying to wean this patient off diphenhydramine; if successful, this attempt will represent the first reported case...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438129/severe-type-1-upgrading-leprosy-reaction-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient-a-paradoxical-manifestation-associated-with-deficiency-of-antigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells
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Ana Paula Vieira, Maria Angela Bianconcini Trindade, Flávio Jota de Paula, Neusa Yurico Sakai-Valente, Alberto José da Silva Duarte, Francine Brambate Carvalhinho Lemos, Gil Benard
BACKGROUND: Due to its chronic subclinical course and large spectrum of manifestations, leprosy often represents a diagnostic challenge. Even with proper anti-mycobacteria treatment, leprosy follow up remains challenging: almost half of leprosy patients may develop reaction episodes. Leprosy is an infrequent complication of solid organ transplant recipients. This case report illustrates the challenges in diagnosing and managing leprosy and its reactional states in a transplant recipient...
April 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435364/influence-of-reuse-and-cervical-preflaring-on-the-fracture-strength-of-reciprocating-instruments
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Claudio Maniglia-Ferreira, Fabio de Almeida Gomes, Tatyana Ximenes, Murilo Alves Teixeira Neto, Thiane Elys Arruda, Giovani Gonçalves Ribamar, Luis Flávio Gaspar Herculano
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to assess the influence of cervical preflaring and reuse after resterilization, on fracture strength and plastic deformation and/or surface cracking in reciprocating nickel-titanium [NiTi] endodontic instruments after root canal instrumentation of extracted human teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty engine-driven reciprocating NiTi instruments (20 Reciproc(®) [RC], VDW; 20 WaveOne(®) [WO], Dentsply) were used in root canal instrumentation of extracted human molars...
January 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432721/emollients-and-moisturisers-for-eczema-abridged-cochrane-systematic-review-including-grade-assessments
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REVIEW
E J van Zuuren, Z Fedorowicz, B W M Arents
Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder with considerable impact on quality of life. Emollients or moisturisers are widely recommended, but are these effective and safe? We searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL in The Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, LILACS, GREAT database and five trial registers to December 2015. We included 77 RCTs with 6603 participants. Seven studies (9.1%) were at low risk of bias, 34 (44.2%) at unclear and 36 (46...
April 22, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430170/current-management-of-gout-practical-messages-from-eular-2016-guidelines
#17
George Nuki, Michael Doherty, Pascal Richette
The European League Against Rheumatism published updated recommendations for the management of gout in 2016, comprising 3 overarching principles and 11 key recommendations for clinical practice. Patient education about the pathophysiology of gout and its comorbidities, as well as the existence of effective treatments are important, and understanding the principles of managing acute attacks and eliminating urate crystals by lifelong lowering of the serum urate (SU) below a target level are essential. Advice about lifestyle, diet, weight, and other risk factors, as well as the need to screen for, and manage, comorbidities is emphasized...
April 21, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427109/traveler-s-diarrhea-vision-abnormalities-and-unsteady-gait-in-a-young-woman
#18
Tobias Mühling, Felix Gundling, Thomas Helmberger, Wolfgang Schepp
We report on the course of disease in a young woman, originally admitted with suspected refractory infectious tropical traveler's diarrhea. However, symptoms did not resolve upon either symptomatic or subsequent antibiotic therapy. When neurologic deterioration was observed, imaging studies revealed a dramatic series of thromboembolic events, including intracranial hemorrhage caused by extensive sinus vein thrombosis as well as thrombi of the right cardiac ventricle. Colonic mucosal biopsy samples finally led to the histologic diagnosis of ulcerative colitis...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426905/acantholytic-dyskeratotic-acanthoma-a-possible-skin-adverse-event-of-vemurafenib-treatment
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Takaya Komori, Atsushi Otsuka, Yo Kaku, Tetsuya Honda, Kenji Kabashima
Acantholytic dyskeratotic acanthoma (ADA) is a solitary small papule that is pathologically characterized by dyskeratosis with acantholytic acanthosis (1). Vemulafenib is a specific inhibitor of BRAF protein kinase with V600E mutation and is administered to treat metastatic melanoma. Various skin adverse events associated with vemurafenib, including acantholysis and flare up of Darier's disease, have been reported (2, 3). Here we report a case of ADA that developed during vemulafenib treatment for metastatic melanoma...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426459/the-association-between-cmv-viremia-or-endoscopic-features-and-histopathological-characteristics-of-cmv-colitis-in-patients-with-underlying-ulcerative-colitis
#20
Hong Yang, Weixun Zhou, Hong Lv, Dongsheng Wu, Yunlu Feng, Huijun Shu, Meng Jin, Lingling Hu, Qiang Wang, Dong Wu, Jie Chen, Jiaming Qian
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been shown to be related to severe or steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) flare-ups. The aim of this study was to evaluate the endoscopic and pathological characteristics of CMV colitis in patients with UC and to assess the predictive value of the endoscopic and pathological features of CMV colitis. METHODS: A total of 50 consecutive UC patients with CMV infection who were admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 2010 to 2015 were enrolled in this study...
May 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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