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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426675/the-use-of-cerebral-imaging-for-investigating-delirium-aetiology
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Zina Hijazi, Peter Lange, Rosie Watson, Andrea B Maier
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate the frequency and patterns of use of cerebral imaging in delirium and to describe pathological changes associated with delirium using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: This retrospective observational study included patients with delirium admitted to a tertiary hospital (The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia) between January 2015 and August 2016. Data on cerebral imaging was collected and positive imaging findings were defined as: Acute or subacute infarct, haemorrhage, abscess, neoplasm, vasculitis, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, encephalitis, acute demyelination, or fat embolism...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419469/risk-factors-for-relapse-of-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-in-japan-a-nationwide-prospective-cohort-study
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Akinori Hara, Takashi Wada, Ken-Ei Sada, Koichi Amano, Hiroaki Dobashi, Masayoshi Harigai, Yoshinari Takasaki, Hidehiro Yamada, Hitoshi Hasegawa, Taichi Hayashi, Shouichi Fujimoto, Eri Muso, Tamihiro Kawakami, Sakae Homma, Masaharu Yoshida, Junichi Hirahashi, Noriyoshi Ogawa, Satoshi Ito, Hirofumi Makino, Yoshihiro Arimura
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to elucidate the prognosis and risk factors associated with relapse during longterm remission maintenance therapy for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed AAV (n = 156) were registered in the Remission Induction Therapy in Japanese patients with ANCA-associated Vasculitides (RemIT-JAV) study, and among them, 83 patients who achieved remission were enrolled and followed up for 24 additional months in our nationwide, prospective cohort study (Co-RemIT-JAV; registration number UMIN 000006373)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395165/anti-neutrophil-cytoplasm-antibodies-anca-recent-methodological-advances-lead-to-new-consensus-recommendations-for-anca-detection
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REVIEW
Elena Csernok, Juliane Mahrhold, Bernhard Hellmich
The current practice for detection of anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibodies (ANCA) directed against proteinase 3 (PR3) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) has been screening by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) followed by an antigen specific tests for PR3- and MPO-ANCA. However, ANCA diagnostics have undergone many technical developments that have affected the 1999 international consensus recommendations, and lead to a revision of the existing ANCA detection strategy. Recent European multicentre studies have compared the diagnostic performance of various ANCA detection methods and demonstrated that PR3- and MPO-ANCA immunoassays yielded the highest diagnostic accuracy...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243051/diagnostic-outcome-and-indications-for-testing-in-patients-with-positive-anca-at-a-canadian-tertiary-care-centre
#4
Cyrus Chehroudi, Ronald A Booth, Nataliya Milman
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: With widespread availability of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) testing, interpreting positive results has become increasingly challenging. Here, we conducted a retrospective study to evaluate indications for testing and diagnosis of patients with positive ANCA. METHODS: Positive ANCA tests (immunofluorescence or immunoassay) performed between April 2014 and March 2015 were identified using the Ottawa Hospital (TOH) laboratory information system...
December 14, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204681/-s1-guidelines-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-anca-associated-vasculitis
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REVIEW
Jan Henrik Schirmer, Peer M Aries, Kirsten de Groot, Bernhard Hellmich, Julia U Holle, Christian Kneitz, Ina Kötter, Peter Lamprecht, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Eva Reinhold-Keller, Christof Specker, Michael Zänker, Frank Moosig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131549/diagnosis-of-kawasaki-disease
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Surjit Singh, Ankur Kumar Jindal, Rakesh Kumar Pilania
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a medium vessel vasculitis with predilection for coronary arteries. Due to lack of a reliable confirmatory laboratory test, the diagnosis of KD is based on a constellation of clinical findings that appear in a typical temporal sequence. These diagnostic criteria have been modified from time to time and the most recent guidelines have been proposed by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2017. However, several children may have incomplete or atypical forms of KD and the diagnosis can often be difficult, especially in infants and young children...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126262/relapsing-polychondritis-a-clinical-review-for-rheumatologists
#7
Jack Kingdon, Joseph Roscamp, Shirish Sangle, David D'Cruz
Relapsing polychondritis (RPC) is a rare autoimmune rheumatic disorder that is traditionally classified as a systemic vasculitis. It is characterized by inflammation of cartilage, and typical presenting features include chondritis of the nasal bridge, auricular chondritis, ocular inflammation and involvement of the bronchial tree. Its rarity often leads to considerable delay in establishing a diagnosis and poses a significant management challenge to clinicians, as no conventional guidelines exist. This review summarizes the clinical features of RPC and provides guidance for rheumatologists on making the diagnosis and assessing organ involvement...
November 6, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071483/-s1-guidelines-on-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-anca-associated-vasculitis
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EDITORIAL
Jan H Schirmer, Frank Moosig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 25, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059397/pro-high-dose-of-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-mind-the-gap
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Carsten Hafer, Jan T Kielstein
'Mind the gap' is a recorded warning phrase used in the London Tube since 1969. The following article is meant to be a warning of an increasing knowing-doing gap in routine practice of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), a treatment method that is used more and more throughout the world. The American Society of Apheresis recommendations, including the most recent ones from 2016, suggest using a TPE volume of 1.0-1.5 times the actual calculated plasma volume of the patient. There are only a few exceptions to that rule, such as the recommnded exchange volume in vasculitis or mushroom poisoning...
September 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029294/cardiovascular-events-in-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Eline Houben, Erik L Penne, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Joost W van der Heijden, René H J Otten, Maarten Boers, Tiny Hoekstra
Objectives: Several chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with cardiovascular disease, but the risk in ANCA-associated vasculitis is poorly quantified. The aim of the present study was to review the evidence for an increased cardiovascular risk, including ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular accidents and peripheral arterial disease, in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis. Methods: A comprehensive systematic review was conducted in accordance with guidelines of preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses...
September 18, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983940/outline-of-guidelines-for-the-management-of-vasculitis-and-vascular-disorders-in-japan-2016-revised-edition
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Takaharu Ikeda, Fukumi Furukawa, Tamihiro Kawakami, Naoko Ishiguro, Miwa Uzuki, Shoichi Ozaki, Kensei Katsuoka, Takeshi Kono, Seiji Kawana, Masanari Kodera, Takashi Sawai, Yasuyuki Sawada, Mariko Seishima, Akiko Tanikawa, Ko-Ron Chen, Minoru Hasegawa
The proposal by the 1994 International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference on the Nomenclature of Systemic Vasculitides (CHCC1994) and by the CHCC2012 markedly influenced the classification and way of considering cutaneous vasculitis. In the proposal by the CHCC1994, hypersensitivity angiitis was defined as an equivalent pathological condition to microscopic polyangiitis or cutaneous leukocytoclastic angiitis (CLA), and it was not adopted as a disease name. However, CLA which was positioned as a type of small-vessel vasculitis is only a pathological name...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961286/asymptomatic-cutaneous-polyarteritis-nodosa-treatment-options-and-therapeutic-guidelines
#12
Kate Ross, Jessika Contreras, David Aung-Din, Mary Lien
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN) is a rare cutaneous small- to medium-vessel vasculitis of unknown etiology. Clinically it ranges in manifestation from livedo reticularis to large cutaneous ulcers and necrosis. Prognosis is favorable and progression to systemic polyarteritis nodosa is rare. There are multiple treatment options, none of which have proven to be definitively effective. Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa has been associated with abnormal antibody testing with elevations of antiphospholipid cofactor antibody, lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibody, and anti-β 2 -glycoprotein I-dependent cardiolipin antibodies, as well as elevated anti-phosphatidylserine-prothrombin complex antibody...
August 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955487/validation-of-the-eular-era-edta-recommendations-for-the-management-of-anca-associated-vasculitis-by-disease-content-experts
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Max Yates, Richard Watts, Ingeborg Bajema, Maria Cid, Bruno Crestani, Thomas Hauser, Bernhard Hellmich, Julia Holle, Martin Laudien, Mark A Little, Raashid Ahmed Luqmani, Alfred Mahr, Peter Merkel, John Mills, Janice Mooney, Mårten Segelmark, Vladimir Tesar, Kerstin W A Westman, Augusto Vaglio, Nilüfer Yalçındağ, David R Jayne, Chetan Mukhtyar
The European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for the management of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis have been recently published. Unique to recommendation development, they were also voted on by members of a learned society. This paper explores the wider validity of the recommendations among people who self-identify as clinicians caring for patients with vasculitis. In addition to the task force, a learned society (European Vasculitis Society-EUVAS) was invited, through online survey, to rate independently the strength of evidence of each recommendation to obtain an indication of the agreement among the final target audience and ultimate end-users of the recommendations...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835326/juvenile-stroke
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Florian Schöberl, Peter Arthur Ringleb, Reza Wakili, Sven Poli, Frank Arne Wollenweber, Lars Kellert
BACKGROUND: So-called juvenile stroke, i.e., stroke in a person aged 18 to 55, affects approximately 30 000 persons per year in Germany and is thus an important cause of mortality and permanent morbidity. The spectrum of causes of stroke is broader in this age group than in older patients and is also differently distributed. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and on current guideline recommendations...
August 7, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810602/hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cryoglobulinemia-with-membrano-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-treated-with-prednisolone-and-interferon-a-case-report
#15
Qiao-Yan Guo, Man Wu, Yang-Wei Wang, Guang-Dong Sun
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of liver-associated morbidity and has an increasing prevalence worldwide. Hepatitis C virus infection may lead to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver failure. However, it is also associated with a wide range of extra-hepatic complications, such as cryoglobulinemia, an immune complex disease associated with cryoglobulin leading to multiple organ damage and, while the major symptom is vasculitis. The present study reported on a-58-year-old woman who was diagnosed with HCV-associated cryoglobulinemia with skin, kidney and blood system damage and biopsy-proven cryoglobulinemia membrano-proliferative glomerulonephritis...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780080/-how-i-treat-autoimmune-diseases-state-of-the-art-on-the-management-of-rare-rheumatic-diseases-and-anca-associated-systemic-idiopathic-vasculitis
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EDITORIAL
Dario Roccatello
This Special Issue of Autoimmunity Reviews constitutes summaries of presentations at the 20th International Meeting on Immunopathology and Orphan Diseases, held in Torino, Italy, 25-28th January 2017. As such, these presentations represent the state of the art on the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases as well as the most recent insights into the management of these pathologic conditions. The latter includes both the optimal use of established drugs and approaches as well as novel knowledge on the means and consequences of targeted blocking of molecules or cellular mechanisms...
October 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754431/recommendations-of-the-brazilian-society-of-rheumatology-for-the-induction-therapy-of-anca-associated-vasculitis
#17
REVIEW
Alexandre Wagner Silva de Souza, Ana Luisa Calich, Henrique de Ataíde Mariz, Manuella Lima Gomes Ochtrop, Ana Beatriz Santos Bacchiega, Gilda Aparecida Ferreira, Jozelia Rêgo, Mariana Ortega Perez, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Roger Abramino Levy
The purpose of these recommendations is to guide the appropriate induction treatment of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients with active disease. The recommendations proposed by the Vasculopathies Committee of the Brazilian Society Rheumatology for induction therapy of AAV, including granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis and renal-limited vasculitis, were based on systematic literature review and expert opinion. Literature review was performed using Medline (PubMed), EMBASE and Cochrane database to retrieve articles until October 2016...
2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751537/management-of-kawasaki-disease-in-adults
#18
REVIEW
Kara J Denby, Daniel E Clark, Larry W Markham
Kawasaki disease is the most common childhood vasculitis in the USA and the most common cause of acquired cardiac disease in children in developed countries. Since the vast majority of Kawasaki disease initially presents at <5 years of age, many adult cardiologists are unfamiliar with the pathophysiology of this disease. This vasculitis has a predilection for coronary arteries with a high complication rate across the lifespan for those with medium to large coronary artery aneurysms. An inflammatory cascade produces endothelial dysfunction and damage to the vascular wall, leading to aneurysmal dilatation...
November 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731673/-kawasaki-disease-interdisciplinary-and-intersocieties-consensus-clinical-guidelines-brief-version
#19
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Kawasaki disease is an acute self-limiting systemic vasculitis. It is the most common cause of acquired heart disease, with the risk of developing coronary artery aneurysms, myocardial infarction and sudden death. Diagnosis is based on the presence of fever in addition to other clinical criteria. The quarter of the Kawasaki disease patients have "incomplete" presentation. Treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin within ten days of fever onset improves clinical outcomes and reduces the incidence of coronary artery dilation to less than 5%...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641275/a-case-series-of-surgically-diagnosed-idiopathic-aortitis-in-a-canadian-centre-a-retrospective-study
#20
Diane L Murzin, Eric C Belanger, John P Veinot, Nataliya Milman
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic aortitis became recognized relatively recently, and the body of knowledge concerning this condition is scarce. We aimed to determine the frequency of idiopathic aortitis in aortic specimens, the clinical, laboratory and radiologic characteristics at diagnosis and during follow-up, and the approach to investigation, treatment and monitoring taken by the treating physicians. METHODS: We identified cases of aortitis diagnosed on pathological specimens of the aorta between Jan...
June 19, 2017: CMAJ Open
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