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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919193/treatment-of-giant-cell-arteritis-a-literature-review
#1
Bénédicte Watelet, Maxime Samson, Hubert de Boysson, Boris Bienvenu
Giant cells arteritis (GCA) is the most common vasculitis in people over 50 years. Despite the frequency of this disease, there is currently no international consensus on its therapeutic modalities. The aim of this study was to conduct a review of the international literature on the treatment of GCA, whatever the clinical pattern. Oral corticosteroids remain the cornerstone treatment, possibly preceded by intravenous bolus in complicated forms. In cases of glucocorticoid dependence or glucocorticoid-related side effects, a glucocorticoid-sparing agent may be necessary...
December 6, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914836/perioperative-retinal-artery-occlusion-risk-factors-in-cardiac-surgery-from-the-united-states-national-inpatient-sample-1998-2013
#2
Tyler Calway, Daniel S Rubin, Heather E Moss, Charlotte E Joslin, Katharina Beckmann, Steven Roth
PURPOSE: To study the incidence and risk factors for retinal artery occlusion (RAO) in cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective study using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS). METHODS: The NIS was searched for cardiac surgery. Retinal artery occlusion was identified by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes. Postulated risk factors based on literature review were included in multivariate logistic models...
November 30, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909138/causes-of-cardiovascular-ischemic-events-in-giant-cell-arteritis
#3
EDITORIAL
Jutta G Richter, Oliver Sander, Matthias Schneider
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908938/a-rare-case-of-extensive-cranial-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-synchronously-presenting-as-otitis-externa-and-giant-cell-arteritis
#4
Adnan Darr, Zahir Mughal, Thomas Martin
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare histiocytic disorder of unpredictable clinical course and varied modes of presentation. The spectrum of presentation is wide, ranging from isolated eosinophilic granulomas to multiple lesions and diffuse systemic involvement. We present the case of a 52-year-old man, who presented with an 8-week history of worsening otalgia and superficial temporal tenderness attributed to otitis externa within the community and subsequently giant cell arteritis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were undertaken due to atypical features, which demonstrated bony destruction within the right greater wing of the sphenoid, squamous part of temporal and mastoid bone, with middle cranial fossa communication...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906058/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-levels-and-rheumatic-diseases-of-the-elderly
#5
Perrine Smets, Valérie Devauchelle-Pensec, Paul-Olivier Rouzaire, Bruno Pereira, Marc Andre, Martin Soubrier
BACKGROUND: Increasing vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been reported in remitting symmetrical seronegative synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). The aim of this study was to compare VEGF levels in patients over 60 years of age who have RS3PE, RA, PMR or GCA so as to determine whether elevated VEGF is specific for a rheumatic disease, the inflammation or edema that occurs with these pathological conditions...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904995/-tocilizumab-in-giant-cell-arteritis
#6
J Pflugfelder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895251/teaching-neuroimages-orbital-infarction-syndrome-from-giant-cell-arteritis
#7
David Dongkyung Kim, Adrian Budhram, David Pelz, Maria MacDonald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895041/infections-and-the-risk-of-incident-giant-cell-arteritis-a-population-based-case-control-study
#8
Rennie L Rhee, Peter C Grayson, Peter A Merkel, Gunnar Tomasson
OBJECTIVES: Alterations in the immune system and infections are suspected to increase susceptibility to giant cell arteritis (GCA). Recently herpes zoster has been directly implicated in the pathogenesis of GCA. We examined the association between prior infections, in particular herpes zoster, and incident GCA in a population-based cohort. METHODS: A nested case-control study was performed using an electronic database from the UK. Cases with newly diagnosed GCA were identified using a validated algorithm and compared with age-matched, sex-matched and practice-matched controls...
November 28, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894415/intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-polymorphisms-k469e-and-g261r-and-susceptibility-to-vasculitis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-meta-analysis
#9
Y H Lee, S-C Bae
The aim of this study was to determine whether intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to vasculitis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Meta-analyses were performed to assess the associations between K469E and G241R polymorphisms of ICAM-1 and vasculitis or RA. A total of 12 studies on 1,368 patients and 1,922 controls, which comprised 8 vasculitis studies and 4 RA studies, were included in the meta-analysis. We found no significant association between vasculitis and K469E E allele among the various subjects (OR = 1...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890189/diplopia-what-to-double-check-in-radiographic-imaging-of-double-vision
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REVIEW
Claudia F E Kirsch, Karen Black
When patients see double with both eyes open, known as "binocular diplopia," this may be a harbinger of underlying life-threatening causes. This article presents pertinent anatomy, critical abnormality, and radiographic features that should be double checked for in diplopia. Key areas requiring a double check using the acronym VISION include Vascular, Infectious and Inflammatory, the Scalp for giant cell arteritis, Sphenoid and Skull base in trauma, Increased intracranial pressure (pseudotumor cerebri), Onset of new headaches or psychosis, and Neoplasm...
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855128/giant-cell-arteritis-with-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-is-bilateral-until-proven-otherwise
#11
Nandini Singh, Adarsh George, Jeremy Tan, Shaun Y P Ewe, Ian C Francis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843375/polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-cancer-risk-the-importance-of-the-diagnostic-set
#12
Ciro Manzo, Maria Natale
In the last few years, the relationship between polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and cancer has been considered with very different conclusions. In particular, in 2010, Ji et al examined the overall and specific cancer risks among Swedish subjects following hospitalization for PMR and giant cell arteritis and noted that the risk of cancer was highest in the first year after hospitalization (of 3941 total cancer diagnoses, 783 [19.1%] were in the first year). In 2013, Muller et al, using data from General Practice Research Database, highlighted that elderly patients with a PMR diagnosis were significantly more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis in the year after PMR diagnosis (313/667 cancer cases [69%])...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843369/polymyalgia-rheumatica-observations-of-disease-evolution-without-corticosteroid-treatment
#13
Arthur E Brawer
OBJECTIVES: The diagnostic diversity of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) can easily be obscured by the widespread use of corticosteroids (CSs) early in the disease course. This study observed the course of PMR without CSs and determined whether alternative medication could be useful. METHODS: Seventy patients with new-onset PMR comprised phase 1. Eight were removed with specific diagnoses (four with giant cell arteritis [GCA]). The remaining 62 were treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone until enough time had elapsed to ascertain whether their PMR had evolved into another rheumatologic inflammatory condition...
2016: Open Access Rheumatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824543/giant-cell-arteritis-and-polymyalgia-rheumatica-2016-update
#14
REVIEW
Gideon Nesher, Gabriel S Breuer
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) are both more common among people of North European decent than among Mediterranean people. Women are 2-3 times more commonly affected. Giant cell arteritis and PMR are extremely rare before age 50 years. Polymyalgia rheumatica may be "isolated" or associated with GCA. There is increased expression of inflammatory cytokines in temporal arteries of PMR patients, without overt histological evidence of arteritis. One-third of "isolated" PMR patients have vascular uptake in positron emission tomography (PET) scans, suggesting clinically unrecognized, "hidden" GCA...
October 31, 2016: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803140/rate-of-comorbidities-in-giant-cell-arteritis-a-population-based-study
#15
Aladdin J Mohammad, Martin Englund, Carl Turesson, Gunnar Tomasson, Peter A Merkel
OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of occurrence of comorbidities, including severe infections, in a population-based cohort of patients with biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis (GCA) with a reference population in Southern Sweden. METHODS: The study included a population-based cohort of biopsy-proven GCA cases diagnosed between 1998 and 2010 from the Skåne region in Southern Sweden (population: 1.2 million). For each patient, 4 reference subjects were identified from the general population and matched for age, sex, area of residence, and date of diagnosis of GCA...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802475/giant-cell-arteritis
#16
Gary S Hoffman
This issue provides a clinical overview of giant cell arteritis, focusing on diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement. The content of In the Clinic is drawn from the clinical information and education resources of the American College of Physicians (ACP), including MKSAP (Medical Knowledge and Self-Assessment Program). Annals of Internal Medicine editors develop In the Clinic in collaboration with the ACP's Medical Education and Publishing divisions and with the assistance of additional science writers and physician writers...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800647/value-of-temporal-artery-biopsy-length-in-diagnosing-giant-cell-arteritis
#17
Lawrence J Oh, Eugene Wong, Anthony J Gill, Peter McCluskey, James E H Smith
BACKGROUND: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is considered an ophthalmological emergency with severe sight and life-threatening sequelae. Temporal artery biopsy (TAB) is the current gold standard for the diagnosis of GCA; however, the required length of biopsy remains an issue of contention in the literature. METHODS: Retrospective case-control study of a consecutive cohort of 545 patients who had undergone TABs across five hospitals between 1 January 1992 and 1 January 2016...
November 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797882/visual-disturbance-with-systemic-symptoms-old-lessons-revisited
#18
Megan E Hume, Peter M Fernandes, Kirsty MacLean, Euan McRorie, Richard Davenport
We describe a retired physician who presented with visual disturbance and systemic symptoms. The presence of general malaise, headache and scalp tenderness, with raised inflammatory markers, suggested that giant cell arteritis (GCA) was the likely diagnosis. Rapid response to initial steroid therapy and histological evidence of inflammation in the temporal artery supported this diagnosis. The character of these visual symptoms was, however, atypical for GCA. The patient, who had heart valve disease, subsequently deteriorated and developed further symptoms warranting investigation of bacterial endocarditis...
October 25, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780182/the-spectrum-of-amalric-triangular-choroidal-infarction
#19
Julia Nemiroff, Nopasak Phasukkijwatana, Veronika Vaclavik, Aaron Nagiel, Eric R Holz, David Sarraf
PURPOSE: To describe the multimodal imaging findings, including optical coherence tomography angiography analysis, and spectrum of etiologies associated with Amalric triangular choroidal infarction. METHODS: This study is a multicenter, retrospective, observational case series review of the clinical and multimodal imaging findings for six patients with Amalric triangular choroidal infarction. RESULTS: Six patients (10 eyes) with Amalric triangular choroidal infarction were enrolled...
October 11, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759628/steroid-sparing-effect-and-toxicity-of-dapsone-treatment-in-giant-cell-arteritis-a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-70-patients
#20
Kim Heang Ly, François Dalmay, Guillaume Gondran, Sylvain Palat, Holy Bezanahary, Anne Cypierre, Anne-Laure Fauchais, Eric Liozon
Although a glucocorticoid (GC)-sparing strategy is needed for patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) suffering from refractory disease or serious treatment-related complications, evidence of efficacy in this setting of immunosuppressive drugs and biotherapies is lacking. Herein, we evaluated the GC-sparing effects and tolerability of addition of dapsone (DDS) to prednisone therapy in patients with GCA. We retrospectively assessed data on 18 GCA patients who received DDS as a first-line treatment (DDS-1 group) and 52 patients who received it as a second- or third-line treatment for refractory GCA, with or without excessive GC-related toxicity (DDS-2 group)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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