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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092201/evaluation-of-a-steroid-releasing-sinus-implant-for-the-treatment-of-patients-undergoing-frontal-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Sean Bury, Ameet Singh
Management of the frontal sinus places great demands on the otolaryngologist. Given that the fronto-ethmoidal region is susceptible to recurrent inflammation, scarring, and stenosis, maintaining long-term patency of the frontal sinus is a difficult challenge. Oral and topical anti-inflammatory therapy, post-operative stenting, and 'home-brew' drug elution have been used for the treatment of the frontal sinus with mixed success. Recently an implant has been approved for post-operative placement into the frontal recess...
January 16, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089200/limitations-of-the-current-standards-of-care-for-treating-gout-and-crystal-deposition-in-the-primary-care-setting-a-review
#2
Robert T Keenan
PURPOSE: This article outlines several important issues regarding the management of patients with gout. The topics discussed include best practices for gout based on the most current guidelines, opportunities for improving gout management, and current and emerging therapies for gout. METHODS: [PubMed and Google Scholar databases] were search for all articles and trials published before 2016, using the key terms [hyperuricemia, gout, tophi, joint erosion, joint damage, treatment guidelines, American College of Rheumatology (ACR), European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), flare, comorbidity, epidemiology, adherence, serum uric acid (sUA), monosodium urate (MSU), <6 mg/dL, MSU crystal formation, as well as individual drug names and classes of treatments of interest (allopurinol, febuxostat, colchicine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)]...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089110/recurrence-after-management-of-meatal-balanitis-xerotica-obliterans
#3
Warren Snodgrass, Juan Soto Blanquel, Nicol Corbin Bush
INTRODUCTION: We review outcomes after management of meatal balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO). The primary outcome was recurrent meatal BXO. METHODS: A database comprising mostly hypospadias patients was queried for meatal BXO. The disease was confirmed histologically in all cases. Management included topical steroids and/or immunosuppressants, and/or surgical excision of BXO with two-stage oral mucosa graft circumferential replacement urethroplasty. RESULTS: A total of 12 patients had meatal BXO (8 boys and 4 adults)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080174/the-use-of-topical-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-uveitic-cystoid-macular-edema
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Harry Petrushkin, Duncan Rogers, Carlos Pavesio
The use of topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the management of uveitic cystoid macular edema is controversial. In this letter, we review the literature and report our results from a retrospective case series of 281 patients taking topical nepafenac 0.1% for uveitic cystoid macular edema between 2010 and 2016. Over a 4-month period, there was a modest improvement in best-corrected visual acuity (0.66 ± 3.7 logMAR) and central macular thickness (69.8 ± 132.5 μm). Patients with idiopathic anterior uveitis and HLA-B*27-associated anterior uveitis recovered more vision while taking topical nepafenac 0...
January 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079339/survey-of-bullous-pemphigoid-in-an-italian-university-hospital-clinical-epidemiological-characteristics-and-follow-up
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Riccardo Balestri, Giulia Odorici, Annalisa Patrizi, Salvatore D Infusino, Michela Magnano, Federico Bardazzi
BACKGROUND: The clinical-epidemiological characteristics and course of bullous pemphigoid in the general population is not clear. Few studies have been performed to date, and only one in the Italian population more than ten years ago. We decided to evaluate the characteristics and outcome of patients admitted for a bullous pemphigoid at our Hospital in the last 4 years. METHODS: We retrospectively review the last 4 years' medical records of the Department of Dermatology of the University of Bologna, identifying all patients with histological and immunological data typical for bullous pemphigoid...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065968/therapeutic-uses-of-pineapple-extracted-bromelain-in-surgical-care-a-review
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Zehra Abdul Muhammad, Tashfeen Ahmad
Bromelain is an extract obtained from the pineapple plant and is used as a traditional folk remedy for several ailments. In this review, a comprehensive electronic database search was carried out to compile available literature on therapeutic implications of bromelain. Pharmaceutical value of bromelain has been demonstrated in different surgical sub-specialties. Diverse biological processes like anti-inflammatory, anti-oedematous, analgesic, anti-thrombotic, exfoliation etc. are involved in bromelain's therapeutic actions, mediated through the kallikrein-kinin and arachidonic acid pathways as well as through effects on cell mediated immunity...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060049/ritonavir-and-topical-ocular-corticosteroid-induced-cushing-s-syndrome-in-an-adolescent-with-hiv-1-infection
#7
Paul G Rainsbury, Jessica Sharp, Alison Tappin, Martin Hussey, Alexandra Lenko, Caroline Foster
Cushing's syndrome following topical ocular corticosteroid use is extremely rare. We describe a case of symptomatic Cushing's syndrome in an adolescent male with sight-threatening vernal keratoconjunctivitis on antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1 infection that included ritonavir, a potent cytochrome p450 CYP3A4 inhibitor. CYP3A4 inhibition reduces the metabolism of exogenous corticosteroids leading to suppression of endogenous steroid production and Cushing's syndrome.
January 3, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055124/interventions-for-the-management-of-oral-lichen-planus-a-review-of-the-conventional-and-novel-therapies
#8
REVIEW
Shikha Gupta, Sujoy Ghosh, Sunita Gupta
OBJECTIVE: This narrative review focuses on the rationale & role of conventional and newer therapies in the management of Oral lichen planus with emphasis on randomized controlled trials reported over 2 decades. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature search was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials for management of OLP from 1/1/1995 to 31/12/2015; Medline, and Cochrane databases complemented with manual search was used. Primary outcome as resolution of pain was evaluated with analysis of clinical resolution of erythema and ulceration as secondary outcome...
January 5, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045749/histologic-assessment-of-lichenoid-dermatitis-observed-in-patients-with-advanced-malignancies-on-antiprogramed-cell-death-1-anti-pd-1-therapy-with-or-without-ipilimumab
#9
Shaun Chou, Shelley Ji Eun Hwang, Giuliana Carlos, Deepal Wakade, Pablo Fernandez-Penas
Lichenoid drug reaction is a common adverse reaction in patients taking immune-modulatory agents such as antiprogramed cell death (PD-1) and cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 agents. The authors describe the clinical and histologic features of lichenoid drug reaction in 20 biopsies from 15 patients on anti-PD-1 agents and 9 biopsies from 7 patients on anti-PD-1 plus ipilimumab therapy. Clinically, all except 2 patients presented with discrete, violaceous exanthematous papules to plaques. The lichenoid inflammation in the majority (18 of 29 biopsies) was florid although histology was quite heterogeneous...
January 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030457/retinal-vasculitis-associated-with-epstein-barr-virus-infection-a-case-report
#10
Andi A Victor, Nanang Sukmana
PURPOSE: To report a case of retinal vasculitis associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 26-year-old woman came with blurry vision. Funduscopy illustrated vasculitis with frosted branch-like appearance. The patient was treated with systemic acyclovir and topical steroid. Circulating polymerase chain reaction was positive for Epstein-Barr virus antibodies. Two months of treatment resolved the clinical manifestations...
December 23, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025609/indications-for-tonsillectomy-stratified-by-the-level-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: One of the most significant clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of tonsillectomy (TE) for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children, was published in 1984. This systematic review was undertaken to compile various indications for TE as suggested in the literature after 1984 and to stratify the papers according to the current concept of evidence-based medicine. Material and methods: A systematic Medline research was performed using the key word of "tonsillectomy" in combination with different filters such as "systematic reviews", "meta-analysis", "English", "German", and "from 1984/01/01 to 2015/05/31"...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
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/28017424/predictors-of-long-term-visual-outcome-in-intermediate-uveitis
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Rachael L Niederer, Lazha Sharief, Asaf Bar, Sue L Lightman, Oren Tomkins-Netzer
PURPOSE: To describe factors that predict visual loss and complications in intermediate uveitis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with intermediate uveitis were identified from a database of 1254 uveitis patients seen in the clinic of a single consultant (S.L.L.) between 2011 and 2013. METHODS: Information was gathered from the clinical notes of all subjects examined in clinic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), moderate visual loss (MVL; ≤20/50), severe visual loss (SVL; ≤20/200)...
December 22, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017421/steroid-sparing-effect-of-0-1-tacrolimus-eye-drop-for-treatment-of-shield-ulcer-and-corneal-epitheliopathy-in-refractory-allergic-ocular-diseases
#14
Dai Miyazaki, Atsuki Fukushima, Yuichi Ohashi, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Eiichi Uchio, Shigeki Okamoto, Jun Shoji, Etsuko Takamura, Yayoi Nakagawa, Kenichi Namba, Hiroshi Fujishima
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of 0.1% topical tacrolimus alone or in combination with steroids for the treatment of shield ulcers and corneal epitheliopathy in patients with refractory allergic ocular diseases. DESIGN: Open cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with refractory allergic conjunctivitis epitheliopathy, shield ulcers, or corneal plaques (N = 791). METHODS: The 791 patients were treated with topical tacrolimus alone or in combination with topical or oral steroids...
December 22, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007105/outcomes-and-complications-of-excimer-laser-surgery-in-patients-with-collagen-vascular-and-other-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases
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Julie M Schallhorn, Steven C Schallhorn, Keith A Hettinger, Jan A Venter, Martina Pelouskova, David Teenan, Stephen J Hannan
PURPOSE: To assess refractive and visual outcomes and postoperative complications in a large number of patients with well-controlled collagen vascular and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. SETTING: Optical Express, Glasgow, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: The files were reviewed of patients who had collagen vascular and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and who had excimer laser surgery between 2008 and 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005274/neutrophilic-eccrine-hidradenitis-in-2-patients-treated-with-braf-inhibitors-a-new-cutaneous-adverse-event
#16
F Herms, N Franck, N Kramkimel, F Fichel, L Delaval, S Laurent-Roussel, A Carlotti, M-F Avril
Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis, first described in patients undergoing chemotherapy for a malignant hemopathy. Clinical features are polymorphous. Association of clinical and histological features are necessary to make a diagnosis. We report the first two cases of NEH in patients treated with a BRAF inhibitor (BRAFi), either dabrafenib or vemurafenib, for a stage IV metastatic melanoma. Disseminated erythematous plaques associated with fever and polyarthralgia occurred early after initiation of treatment and were badly tolerated...
December 22, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003376/selective-irak4-inhibition-attenuates-disease-in-murine-lupus-models-and-demonstrates-steroid-sparing-activity
#17
Shailesh Dudhgaonkar, Sourabh Ranade, Jignesh Nagar, Siva Subramani, Durga Shiv Prasad, Preethi Karunanithi, Ratika Srivastava, Kamala Venkatesh, Sabariya Selvam, Prasad Krishnamurthy, T Thanga Mariappan, Ajay Saxena, Li Fan, Dawn K Stetsko, Deborah A Holloway, Xin Li, Jun Zhu, Wen-Pin Yang, Stefan Ruepp, Satheesh Nair, Joseph Santella, John Duncia, John Hynes, Kim W McIntyre, Julie A Carman
The serine/threonine kinase IL-1R-associated kinase (IRAK)4 is a critical regulator of innate immunity. We have identified BMS-986126, a potent, highly selective inhibitor of IRAK4 kinase activity that demonstrates equipotent activity against multiple MyD88-dependent responses both in vitro and in vivo. BMS-986126 failed to inhibit assays downstream of MyD88-independent receptors, including the TNF receptor and TLR3. Very little activity was seen downstream of TLR4, which can also activate an MyD88-independent pathway...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999127/bilateral-choroidal-detachment-with-exudative-retinal-detachment-in-a-patient-with-septicaemia
#18
Padmaja Kumari Rani, Vikas Ambiya, Sirisha Senthil, Subhadra Jalali
We present a case of bilateral choroidal and exudative retinal detachment with hypotony in a patient with septicaemia. Our patient after initial hospitalisation was treated by the local ophthalmologist as a case of sterile pan uveitis with systemic and topical steroids that did not have any effect. Our patient responded well to timely surgical intervention of choroidal drainage and vitrectomy with silicone oil tamponade followed by steroids and antibiotics. Cataract progression in both eyes occurred due to hypotony, inflammation, use of steroids and the vitreous surgery...
December 20, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987518/-clinical-characteristics-of-4-cases-of-scleritis-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
L Wang, Y Yang, Y Jia, H Miao, Y S Zhou, X Y Zhang
Episcleritis and scleritis are relatively rare ocular diseases, which are commonly associated with rheumatic diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). To investigate clinical and laboratory features of SLE-associated episcleritis and scleritis, we now report 4 cases of inpatients who were diagnosed with episcleritis or scleritis secondary to SLE from September 2005 to July 2016 in the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology in Peking University People's Hospital. Demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics were summarized together with the treatment regimen and the prognosis; the literature was reviewed...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982215/toxic-anterior-segment-syndrome-following-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty
#20
Neslihan Sevimli, Remzi Karadag, Ozgur Cakici, Huseyin Bayramlar, Seydi Okumus, Unsal Sari
We present the case of a 31-year-old patient with toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) that developed after undergoing deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). She had keratoconus, and despite wearing hard contact lenses for many years in the left eye, her vision had deteriorated; therefore, DALK was performed on this eye. The preoperative visual acuity (VA) was finger counting at 3 m. Routine DALK was performed using the "big-bubble" technique. The corneal entry incision was hydrated at the end of the surgery, which was terminated by air injection into the anterior chamber...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
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