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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099331/atorvastatin-induced-necrotizing-autoimmune-myositis-an-emerging-dominant-entity-in-patients-with-autoimmune-myositis-presenting-with-a-pure-polymyositis-phenotype
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Yves Troyanov, Océane Landon-Cardinal, Marvin J Fritzler, José Ferreira, Ira N Targoff, Eric Rich, Michelle Goulet, Jean-Richard Goulet, Josiane Bourré-Tessier, Yves Robitaille, Julie Drouin, Alexandra Albert, Jean-Luc Senécal
The general aim of this study was to evaluate the disease spectrum in patients presenting with a pure polymyositis (pPM) phenotype. Specific objectives were to characterize clinical features, autoantibodies (aAbs), and membrane attack complex (MAC) in muscle biopsies of patients with treatment-responsive, statin-exposed necrotizing autoimmune myositis (NAM). Patients from the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal autoimmune myositis (AIM) Cohort with a pPM phenotype, response to immunosuppression, and follow-up ≥3 years were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097299/evaluation-of-potencies-of-immune-globulin-products-against-hepatitis-a
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Alexandra Tejada-Strop, Maria Isabel Costafreda, Zoya Dimitrova, Gerardo G Kaplan, Chong-Gee Teo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097298/regulatory-action-necessary-for-immune-globulin-preparations-for-hepatitis-a-prophylaxis
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Mitchell H Katz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097088/icariin-ameliorates-iga-nephropathy-by-inhibition-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nlrp3-pathway
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Lei Zhang, Xing-Zhi Wang, Yu-Shu Li, Lei Zhang, Li-Rong Hao
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most frequent form of glomerulonephritis, which is characterized by glomerular proliferation and renal inflammation. Icariin is a flavonoid from the Chinese herb Epimedium, and its anti-inflammatory effect has been reported. This study aimed to investigate the effects of icariin on the renal damage in IgAN rats and the mechanisms behind these effects. IgAN model was established in Sprague-Dawley rats by oral and intravenous immunization with bovine gamma-globulin for 12 weeks, and rats were treated with icariin from 12 to 18 weeks...
January 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090281/successful-treatment-of-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-related-hemophagocytic-syndrome-in-an-hiv-patient-with-primary-effusion-lymphoma
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Markela-P Zorzou, Maria Chini, Athina Lioni, Georgios Tsekes, Thomas Nitsotolis, Ioannis Tierris, Nicolaos Panagiotou, Dimitra Rontogianni, Nicolaos Harhalakis, Marios Lazanas
Although the connection of [secondary hemophagocytic syndrome (sHS)] with HIV has been well documented, optimal treatment regimen is not well established. This is due not only to the rarity of the syndrome, but also to the heterogeneity of the involved population. Most cases are related to opportunistic infections or malignancies in advanced stage, but many cases are also related to seroconversion, in the primary infection setting. Moreover, in the [antiretroviral treatment (ART)] era, rare cases of ART-related sHS have been reported...
November 2, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089844/familial-cluster-of-exposure-to-a-confirmed-rabid-dog-in-travelers-to-algeria
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Sylvie Antwi, Philippe Parola, Doudou Sow, Victoria Sornin, Maxime Henrion, Philippe Gautret
A 10 person-family originating from Algeria traveled in rural Algeria for the purpose of visiting friends and relatives without seeking pre-travel advice, did not received pre-travel rabies immunization, and were exposed to a confirmed rabid dog including 8 within less than 4 days of arrival. Three received suckling mouse brain rabies vaccine although WHO strongly recommends that its production and administration be discontinued and seven received insufficient doses of equine rabies immune globulin abroad. Rabies treatment was completed on returning to France...
January 9, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081250/cutaneous-deficiency-of-filaggrin-and-stat3-exacerbates-vaccinia-disease-in-vivo
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Yong He, Ishrat Sultana, Kazuyo Takeda, Jennifer L Reed
RATIONALE: Defects in filaggrin and STAT3 are associated with atopic dermatitis (AD) and susceptibility to severe skin infection. METHODS: We evaluated skin infection with the current smallpox vaccine, ACAM-2000, in immunosuppressed mice with combined cutaneous deficiency in filaggrin and STAT3. In parallel, early events post-infection with ACAM-2000 were investigated in cultured keratinocytes in which filaggrin expression was knocked down via siRNA. RESULTS: Immunosuppressed, filaggrin-deficient mice, treated with the topical STAT3 inhibitor Stattic® prior to ACAM-2000 infection, demonstrated rapid weight loss, prolonged vaccinia burden in skin, and dermatitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077654/neutralization-of-diverse-human-cytomegalovirus-strains-conferred-by-antibodies-targets-viral-gh-gl-pul128-131-pentameric-complex
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Sha Ha, Fengsheng Li, Matthew C Troutman, Daniel C Freed, Aimin Tang, John W Loughney, Dai Wang, I-Ming Wang, Josef Vlasak, David C Nickle, Richard R Rustandi, Melissa Hamm, Pete A DePhillips, Ningyan Zhang, Jason S McLellan, Hua Zhu, Stuart P Adler, Michael A McVoy, Zhiqiang An, Tong-Ming Fu
: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the leading cause of congenital viral infection and developing a prophylactic vaccine is of high priority to public health. We recently reported a replication-defective human cytomegalovirus with restored pentameric complex gH/gL/pUL128-131 for prevention of congenital HCMV infection. While the quantity of vaccine-induced antibody responses can be measured in a viral neutralization assay, assessing the quality of such responses, including the ability of vaccine-induced antibodies to cross neutralize the field strains of HCMV, remains a challenge...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052618/the-future-of-liver-transplantation-for-viral-hepatitis
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François Durand, Claire Francoz
In hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients, transplantation can be justified by decompensated cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or both. During the last decade, HCV infection accounted for about 30% of the indications for transplantation in Europe and North America. Direct antiviral agents (DAAs) are highly effective at curing HCV, even in patients with end-stage cirrhosis. In the future, the incidence of HCV-related decompensated cirrhosis will continue to decrease. The incidence of HCC will also decrease, but a large cohort of patients with cirrhosis will still be at risk of developing HCC even after HCV has been cured...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051174/characterization-of-globulin-storage-proteins-of-a-low-prolamin-cereal-species-in-relation-to-celiac-disease
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Gyöngyvér Gell, Krisztina Kovács, Gábor Veres, Ilma R Korponay-Szabó, Angéla Juhász
Brachypodium distachyon, a small annual grass with seed storage globulins as primary protein reserves was used in our study to analyse the toxic nature of non-prolamin seed storage proteins related to celiac disease. The main storage proteins of B. distachyon are the 7S globulin type proteins and the 11S, 12S seed storage globulins similar to oat and rice. Immunoblot analyses using serum samples from celiac disease patients were carried out followed by the identification of immune-responsive proteins using mass spectrometry...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041655/trends-in-outcomes-and-hospitalization-charges-of-infant-botulism-in-the-united-states-a-comparative-analysis-between-kids-inpatient-database-and-national-inpatient-sample
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Tamara Opila, Asha George, Mohammad El-Ghanem, Nizar Souayah
BACKGROUND: New therapeutic strategies, including immune globulin intravenous, have emerged in the past two decades for the management of botulism. However, impact on outcomes and hospitalization charges among infants (aged ≤1 year) with botulism in the United States is unknown. METHODS: We analyzed the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) and National Inpatient Sample (NIS) for in-hospital outcomes and charges for infant botulism cases from 1997 to 2009. Demographics, discharge status, mortality, length of stay, and hospitalization charges were reported from the two databases and compared...
October 20, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000233/multifocal-sensory-demyelinating-neuropathy-report-of-a-case
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Shin J Oh
INTRODUCTION: Multifocal sensory demyelinating neuropathy has not been reported. METHOD: A 42-year-old man with numbness of the left hand for 3 years and of the right hand for 6 months had a pure multifocal sensory neuropathy involving both hands, most prominently affecting 2-point discrimination, number writing, and object recognition in the left hand. Near-nerve needle sensory and mixed nerve conduction studies were performed in the left ulnar nerve. RESULTS: Studies of the left ulnar nerve documented a demyelinating neuropathy characterized by temporal dispersion and marked decrease in the amplitudes of the sensory and mixed compound nerve potentials in the above elbow-axilla segment...
December 21, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988971/antibody-depletion-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-suspected-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-lung-transplant-recipients-does-it-work
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Mary Vacha, Godefroy Chery, Amanda Hulbert, Jennifer Byrns, Clark Benedetti, C Ashley Finlen Copeland, Alice Gray, Oluwatoyosi Onwuemene, Scott M Palmer, Laurie D Snyder
BACKGROUND: Donor specific antibodies (DSAs) after lung transplantation correlate with poor outcomes. The ideal treatment strategy for antibody mediated rejection AMR is not defined. Our institution implemented an aggressive multi-modality protocol for the treatment of suspected AMR. METHODS: Lung transplant recipients with suspected AMR were treated with a standardized protocol of plasma exchange, steroids, bortezomib, rituximab, and intravenous immune globulin...
December 17, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983504/analysis-of-anthrax-immune-globulin-intravenous-with-antimicrobial-treatment-in-injection-drug-users-scotland-2009-2010
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Xizhong Cui, Leisha D Nolen, Junfeng Sun, Malcolm Booth, Lindsay Donaldson, Conrad P Quinn, Anne E Boyer, Katherine Hendricks, Sean Shadomy, Pieter Bothma, Owen Judd, Paul McConnell, William A Bower, Peter Q Eichacker
We studied anthrax immune globulin intravenous (AIG-IV) use from a 2009-2010 outbreak of Bacillus anthracis soft tissue infection in injection drug users in Scotland, UK, and we compared findings from 15 AIG-IV recipients with findings from 28 nonrecipients. Death rates did not differ significantly between recipients and nonrecipients (33% vs. 21%). However, whereas only 8 (27%) of 30 patients at low risk for death (admission sequential organ failure assessment score of 0-5) received AIG-IV, 7 (54%) of the 13 patients at high risk for death (sequential organ failure assessment score of 6-11) received treatment...
January 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957678/haemato-biochemical-non-specific-immunity-antioxidant-capacity-and-histopathological-changes-in-labeo-rohita-fingerlings-fed-rubber-protein-isolate
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Femi John Fawole, N P Sahu, K K Jain, S Gupta, K V Rajendran, N Shamna, Nalini Poojary
A 60-day feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the haemato-biochemical, innate immune response, antioxidant capacity and histopathological changes in Labeo rohita fingerlings fed rubber protein isolates (RPI). One hundred and eighty fingerlings (average weight 4.45 ± 0.01 g) were distributed into five experimental groups in triplicate and fed with isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets. Soybean protein isolate (SPI) served as the reference diet (Control), and the treatment diets were formulated as RPI25, RPI50, RPI75 and RPI100 replacing 25, 50, 75 and 100% of SPI protein, respectively...
December 12, 2016: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941976/the-effect-of-contact-investigations-and-public-health-interventions-in-the-control-and-prevention-of-measles-transmission-a-simulation-study
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Wayne T A Enanoria, Fengchen Liu, Jennifer Zipprich, Kathleen Harriman, Sarah Ackley, Seth Blumberg, Lee Worden, Travis C Porco
BACKGROUND: Measles cases continue to occur despite its elimination status in the United States. To control transmission, public health officials confirm the measles diagnosis, identify close contacts of infectious cases, deliver public health interventions (i.e., post-exposure prophylaxis) among those who are eligible, and follow-up with the close contacts to determine overall health outcomes. A stochastic network simulation of measles contact tracing was conducted using existing agent-based modeling software and a synthetic population with high levels of immunity in order to estimate the impact of different interventions in controlling measles transmission...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941331/interleukin-17ra-promotes-humoral-responses-and-glomerular-injury-in-experimental-rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis
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Joanna R Ghali, Kim M O'Sullivan, Peter J Eggenhuizen, Stephen R Holdsworth, A Richard Kitching
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Interleukin (IL)-17A and IL-17F are proinflammatory cytokines, which signal through a receptor complex consisting of IL-17RA and IL-17RC subunits. We sought to define the role of IL-17RA expression by leukocytes and stromal cells in nephritogenic immunity and injury in experimental glomerulonephritis. METHODS: Glomerulonephritis was induced in wild-type and IL-17RA-deficient (IL-17RA-/-) mice by sheep anti-mouse glomerular basement membrane globulin...
December 10, 2016: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940761/tetanus-and-occam-s-razor-almost-forgotten-but-not-gone-a-case-report
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Stephanie O Skuby, Eunice Rhee, Elizabeth H Thilo, Eric A F Simões
Tetanus is a rare disease in industrialized countries, largely due to the highly protective effect of immunization. We present a case of tetanus in a formerly preterm infant with myelomeningocele repaired in utero, who presented at 44 days of age with poor feeding, lethargy, and increased tone. His symptoms progressed despite a course of antibiotics for presumed meningitis. At 73 days of age (on 29th day of hospitalization), a clinical diagnosis of tetanus was made based on the presence of risus sardonicus, trismus, and generalized hypertonicity...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938472/post-transplant-immune-activation-innocent-bystander-or-insidious-culprit-of-post-transplant-accelerated-atherosclerosis
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Didier Ducloux, Jamal Bamoulid, Thomas Crepin, Jean-Michel Rebibou, Cecile Courivaud, Philippe Saas
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity, disability, and mortality in kidney transplant patients. Cumulative reports indicate that the excessive risk of cardiovascular events is not entirely explained by the increased prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease and it has been postulated that post-transplant immune disturbances may explain the gap between the predicted and observed risks of cardiovascular events. However, whereas concordant data suggest that innate immunity contributes to the posttransplant accelerated atherosclerosis, only few arguments plead for a role of adaptive immunity...
27, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932249/toxicologic-effects-of-28-day-dietary-exposure-to-the-flame-retardant-1-2-dibromo-4-1-2-dibromoethyl-cyclohexane-tbech-in-f344-rats
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Ivan H A Curran, Virginia Liston, Andrée Nunnikhoven, Don Caldwell, Matthew J S Scuby, Peter Pantazopoulos, Dorothea F K Rawn, Laurie Coady, Cheryl Armstrong, David E Lefebvre, Genevieve S Bondy
The brominated flame retardant TBECH is used as an additive to delay ignition and inhibit fires in construction materials and consumer goods. Trends in human exposure are not clear, although humans may be exposed to TBECH via indoor dust and air. In birds and fish there is some evidence of disruption in endocrine and reproductive parameters due to TBECH. In vitro studies indicate that TBECH is an androgen receptor agonist. In this study rats were exposed to 0, 10, 50, 250, 1250 or 5000mg/kg technical TBECH for 28days in diet, corresponding to 0, 0...
December 5, 2016: Toxicology
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