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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652650/role-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-intestinal-permeability-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Erika Utzeri, Paolo Usai
The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is widespread worldwide thanks to their analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects. However, even more attention is placed upon the recurrence of digestive system complications in the course of their use. Recent data suggests that the complications of the lower gastro-intestinal tract may be as frequent and severe as those of the upper tract. NSAIDs enteropathy is due to enterohepatic recycling of the drugs resulting in a prolonged and repeated exposure of the intestinal mucosa to the compound and its metabolites...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646963/spectrum-and-burden-of-dermatophytes-in-children
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Leila Ferguson, L Claire Fuller
Tinea capitis is the most important superficial fungal condition in children. It is often unrecognised but the presence of alopecia, scale and lymphadenopathy, especially in inner-city children should prompt investigation. An understanding of changing epidemiology and prevalence of causative organisms is important in deciding appropriate therapy. The use of diagnostic aids including dermoscopy is increasing and is reported to be helpful in identifying subtle signs. Trichophyton tonsurans accounts for the majority of cases in the UK and terbinafine is increasingly advocated as a safe and effective therapy...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645328/ocular-manifestations-as-first-signs-of-systemic-t-cell-lymphoma-in-two-cases
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Xiao Zhang, Xin-Shu Liu, Chan Zhao, Ya-Min Lai, Mei-Fen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Intraocular involvement of systemic T-cell lymphomas are uncommon and have been broadly regarded as markers of poor prognosis. We reported two cases of uveitis patients finally diagnosed as systemic T cell lymphoma. CASE PRESENTATION: Case one is a 19-year-old female presented with fever and liver dysfunction, and was diagnosed as EBV-associated chronic active hepatitis. Fourteen months later, she suffered from recurrent granulomatous anterior uveitis in both eyes, which failed to respond to steroid and immunosuppressant therapy...
June 23, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644315/management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-based-on-pathophysiological-evidence
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Bram D van Rhijn, Albert J Bredenoord
Over the past decades eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been increasingly diagnosed, and significant progress has been made in our understanding of its pathophysiology. As EoE cannot be cured yet, treatment goals are suppression of disease activity and symptoms as well as the prevention of progression to a more severe disease phenotype. Disease-modifying treatment options can be divided into dietary therapy and immunosuppressive medications, of which topical steroids have been most investigated, yet are still prescribed off-label...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644232/case-of-presumed-transient-light-sensitivity-syndrome-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
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Jordan D Desautels, Majid Moshirfar, Tyler S Quist, David F Skanchy, Phillip C Hoopes
PURPOSE: To report the first presumed case of transient light-sensitivity syndrome (TLSS) after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: A 27-year-old male patient was treated for severe photophobic symptoms occurring 7 weeks after undergoing a bilateral SMILE procedure. His comprehensive ocular examination was unremarkable and his visual acuity was unaffected. Treatment was a month-long tapering dose of topical steroids. RESULTS: Photophobic symptoms fully resolved after steroid treatment...
June 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643721/surgical-treatment-of-metarhizium-anisopliae-sclerokeratitis-and-endophthalmitis
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Dan Derhy, Arnaud Sauer, Marcela Sabou, Jonathan Letsch, Ermanno Candolfi, Valérie Letscher-Bru, Tristan Bourcier
A 55-year-old nurse was referred with a 5-month history of right eye corneal abscess. The initial injury occurred when doing lawn work. The infection worsened despite multiple antibiotic, antiviral, and steroid treatments. Visual acuity was limited to hand motion. On examination, there was keratitis, ocular hypertension, and a secondary cataract. Corneal scrapings grew a filamentous fungus, identified as Metarhizium anisopliae (MA). Despite intensive antifungal treatment with topical, intravitreous, and systemic voriconazole, purulent corneal melting and scleritis with endophthalmitis rapidly appeared...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643285/skin-manifestations-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Thomas Greuter, Alexander Navarini, Stephan R Vavricka
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with its two main subtypes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is not restricted to the gastrointestinal tract. Indeed, so-called extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) are frequent and considerably affect morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of EIMs ranges from 6 to 47%. In up to one quarter of the patients, EIMs can present even before an IBD diagnosis is established. The pathophysiology of EIMs remains elusive, although data from clinical trials demonstrating anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) efficacy suggest a common pathogenic link between intestinal and extraintestinal disease activity...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639713/rosacea-in-black-south-africans-with-skin-phototypes-v-and-vi
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N C Dlova, A Mosam
Rosacea is a chronic facial dermatosis considered to affect primarily white patients with light phototype skin, and is poorly documented in black patients. The aim of this study was to document the clinical features of rosacea in patients with phototypes V and VI. An 8-year retrospective chart review of patients with a clinical and histological diagnosis of rosacea or acne rosacea was undertaken. Of 6700 patients, 15 (0.2%) had rosacea. All were of African descent with skin phototype V or VI. Mean age was 47 years, and female : male ratio was 14 : 1...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628490/comparison-of-efficacy-of-difluprednate-0-05-and-loteprednol-gel-0-5-after-cataract-surgery
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Bryan Abessi, Lauren Brooksby, Robert L Schultze
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes and complications of topical difluprednate 0.05% and loteprednol gel 0.5% after routine cataract surgery. METHODS: Subjects received either difluprednate emulsion 0.05% (n=30 eyes) or loteprednol gel 0.5% (n=30 eyes) after routine cataract surgery. Topical steroid drops were initiated 3 days before cataract surgery and continued for 2 weeks postoperatively. Anterior chamber (AC) cell grade, corneal edema, corneal pachymetry, visual acuity, ocular surface quality (Oxford scale), and intraocular pressure (IOP) were evaluated at 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month postoperatively...
June 16, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626416/multiquadrant-subtenon-triamcinolone-injection-for-acute-corneal-graft-rejection-a-case-report
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Sunali Goyal, Sami H Uwaydat
BACKGROUND: We report a case of reversal of an acute corneal graft rejection following multiquadrant subtenon triamcinolone injection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 19-year-old woman who had acute corneal graft rejection failed to show resolution of the graft rejection after standard treatment with systemic, intravenous, and topical steroids. The graft rejection, however, responded to injection of triamcinolone in multiple subtenon quadrants. CONCLUSIONS: For corneal graft rejection, multiquadrant subtenon triamcinolone injections may be a safe adjunct to systemic treatment...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617448/diminishing-effectiveness-of-long-term-maintenance-topical-steroid-therapy-in-ppi-non-responsive-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Swathi Eluri, Thomas M Runge, Jason Hansen, Bharati Kochar, Craig C Reed, Benjamin S Robey, John T Woosley, Nicholas J Shaheen, Evan S Dellon
OBJECTIVES: While topical corticosteroids are first-line therapy for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), the data regarding long-term effectiveness are lacking. We aimed to determine long-term histologic and endoscopic outcomes of maintenance therapy in EoE steroid responders. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of adults with EoE at UNC Hospitals who had initial histologic response (<15 eos/hpf) after 8 weeks of topical steroids, and maintained on therapy...
June 15, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615961/the-role-of-novel-biomarkers-in-childhood-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-a-narrative-review-of-published-evidence
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REVIEW
Samuel N Uwaezuoke
Two histological subtypes of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome are commonly recognized in children, namely minimal change nephropathy and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Children with minimal change nephropathy (the majority of whom are steroid-sensitive) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (the majority of whom are steroid-resistant) require early identification in order to ensure appropriate therapeutic intervention and better outcome. Although renal biopsy and histology remain the ideal diagnostic steps to identify these histological subtypes, reports indicate that serum and urinary biomarkers are now being utilized in the investigation of childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611969/anastomotic-strictures-after-esophageal-atresia-repair-incidence-investigations-and-management-including-treatment-of-refractory-and-recurrent-strictures
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REVIEW
Renato Tambucci, Giulia Angelino, Paola De Angelis, Filippo Torroni, Tamara Caldaro, Valerio Balassone, Anna Chiara Contini, Erminia Romeo, Francesca Rea, Simona Faraci, Giovanni Federici di Abriola, Luigi Dall'Oglio
Improved surgical techniques, as well as preoperative and postoperative care, have dramatically changed survival of children with esophageal atresia (EA) over the last decades. Nowadays, we are increasingly seeing EA patients experiencing significant short- and long-term gastrointestinal morbidities. Anastomotic stricture (AS) is the most common complication following operative repair. An esophageal stricture is defined as an intrinsic luminal narrowing in a clinically symptomatic patient, but no symptoms are sensitive or specific enough to diagnose an AS...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611647/pediatric-bilateral-blue-laser-pointer-induced-maculopathy
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Joseph Raevis, Eric Shrier
BACKGROUND: We report the first case of pediatric bilateral blue laser pointer maculopathy with complete resolution of visual symptoms. CASE: A 12-year-old boy presented with bilateral decreased visual acuity and central scotomata after blue laser pointer exposure. He was treated with a Medrol Dosepak and topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), with gradual visual acuity improved from 20/40 OU to 20/20 OU over 22 weeks, but with persistent evidence of outer retinal layer disruption from the external limiting membrane to the interdigitation zone...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608048/six-food-elimination-diet-and-topical-steroids-are-effective-for-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-meta-regression
#15
Cary C Cotton, Swathi Eluri, W Asher Wolf, Evan S Dellon
BACKGROUND: Topical corticosteroids or six-food elimination diet is recommended as initial therapy for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). AIMS: We aimed to summarize published manuscripts that report outcomes of these therapies for EoE. METHODS: We performed a systematic review in MEDLINE, Web of Science, and Embase of published manuscripts describing topical fluticasone, topical budesonide, and six-food elimination diet as therapies for EoE...
June 12, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598005/higher-concentrations-of-dithranol-appear-to-induce-hair-growth-even-in-severe-alopecia-areata
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M R Ngwanya, N A Gray, F Gumedze, A Ndyenga, N P Khumalo
Alopecia areata (AA) is the commonest autoimmune cause of non-scarring alopecia. Topical treatments including corticosteroids and irritants maybe beneficial. Studies report variable hair regrowth with dithranol (anthralin) but all used low concentrations (0.1-1.25%) and inconsistent measurements of AA severity. We report retrospective data (2005-2014) of 102 patients who had failed ultra-potent topical steroids and were referred to a specialist hair clinic for treatment with dithranol up to 3%. The severity of alopecia areata tool was used and participants graded as mild (<25%), moderate (>25 to 75%), and severe (>75%) hair loss...
June 9, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597020/pemphigus-vulgaris-persistently-localized-to-the-nose-with-local-and-systemic-response-to-topical-steroids
#17
Connie Zhang, Ilana Goldscheider, Thomas Ruzicka, Miklós Sárdy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588813/severe-dermatitis-might-be-caused-by-a-cross-reaction-between-nickel-and-palladium-and-dental-amalgam-resolved-following-removal-of-dental-restorations
#18
Yoshiro Fujii
This report demonstrates a case of atopic dermatitis that was unresponsive to topical steroid therapy. This clinical report highlights the fact that metals used in dental treatment, such as mercury, as well as cross-reactions between nickel and palladium, may cause systemic hypersensitivity or toxicity.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587382/effect-of-vbc-1814-7j-a-poly-phytocompound-on-a-non-infectious-model-of-pharyngitis
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Junji Uemura, Ravinder Nagpal, Nicola Zerbinati, Birbal Singh, Massimiliano Marcellino, Dheeraj Mohania, Francesco Marotta, Fang He, Antonio Ayala, Yasuhiro Kasugai, Roberto Catanzaro
Pharyngitis presents as an inflammation of the oropharynx, and clinical examination often shows evidence of nasopharyngitis. In numerous cases the condition occurs as a self-limiting illness of non-infectious aetiology, whose clinical management remains a matter for debate given the inappropriateness of antibiotics, the reported worsening following steroid use and the recent discouragement of the use of Chinese herbal medicine. The aim of the present study was thus to test VBC-1814/7J, a poly-phytocompound with known anti-inflammatory and immune-response enhancing properties, in an experimental model of non-infectious pharyngitis...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586504/removal-of-persistent-cellular-deposits-after-foldable-iris-fixated-phakic-iol-implantation
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Marilia Lordello Passos, Ramon Coral Ghanem, Vinícius Coral Ghanem
PURPOSE: To report a case of severe recurrent cellular deposits after Artiflex intraocular lens (Ophtec B. V., Groningen, The Netherlands) implantation. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 25-year-old woman underwent uneventful Artiflex intraocular lens implantation in both eyes. After 3 months, severe cellular deposits were seen in the posterior surface of the lens in one eye. Topical steroids were administered, with temporary improvement. Four months later, the deposits recurred and did not respond to topical steroids...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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