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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329892/ocular-toxoplasmosis-therapy-related-adverse-drug-reactions-and-their-management
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M Helfenstein, S Zweifel, D Barthelmes, F Meier, J Fehr, C Böni
Background There are different treatment options for ocular toxoplasmosis (OT). "Classic" therapy consists of pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine and folinic acid combined with systemic steroids and is still widely used. However, potentially severe side effects of this therapy have been reported. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the incidence and types of adverse drug reactions in patients treated for OT. Clinical management of each adverse drug reaction was assessed. Patients and Methods In this retrospective analysis, we reviewed data of patients with OT, who were consecutively examined between December 2011 and December 2015 at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Zurich...
March 22, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329851/short-tslp-attenuates-toluene-diisocyanate-tdi-induced-airway-inflammation-and-inhibits-hmgb1-rage-and-long-tslp-expression
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Yanhong Wang, Yanqing Le, Wenqu Zhao, Yun Lin, Yue Wu, Changhui Yu, Jing Xiong, Fei Zou, Hangming Dong, Shaoxi Cai, Haijin Zhao
Short thymic stromal lymphopoietin (short TSLP), one of TSLP variants, exerts anti-inflammatory activities in endotoxin shock and colitis mouse models. Our latest work reported that short TSLP prevented house dust mite (HDM)-induced epithelial barrier disruption. Yet the role of short TSLP in toluene diisocyanate (TDI)-induced asthma is unknown. Male BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with TDI to generate a chemical-induced asthma model. Synthetic short TSLP peptides were given intranasally (i.n.) or intraperitoneally (i...
February 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329830/secondhand-smoke-prevalent-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-binary-mixture-induced-specific-mitogenic-and-pro-inflammatory-cell-signaling-events-in-lung-epithelial-cells
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Ross S Osgood, Brad L Upham, Pierre R Bushel, Kalpana Velmurugan, Ka-Na Xiong, Alison K Bauer
Low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (LMW PAHs; < 206.3 g/mol) are prevalent and ubiquitous environmental contaminants, presenting a human health concern, and have not been as thoroughly studied as the high MW PAHs. LMW PAHs exert their pulmonary effects, in part, through P38-dependent and -independent mechanisms involving cell-cell communication and the production of pro-inflammatory mediators known to contribute to lung disease. Specifically, we determined the effects of two representative LMW PAHs, 1-methylanthracene (1-MeA) and fluoranthene (Flthn), individually and as a binary PAH mixture on the dysregulation of gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) and connexin 43 (Cx43), activation of mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPK), and induction of inflammatory mediators in a mouse non-tumorigenic alveolar type II cell line (C10)...
January 30, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329789/mediterranean-diet-supplemented-with-coenzyme-q10-modulates-the-postprandial-metabolism-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-elderly-men-and-women
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Javier Lopez-Moreno, Gracia M Quintana-Navarro, Javier Delgado-Lista, Antonio Garcia-Rios, Juan F Alcala-Diaz, Francisco Gomez-Delgado, Antonio Camargo, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Francisco J Tinahones, Gary E Striker, Francisco Perez-Jimenez, Jose M Villalba, Jose Lopez-Miranda, Elena M Yubero-Serrano
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and oxidative stress are elevated with aging and dysmetabolic conditions. Because a Mediterranean (Med) diet reduces oxidative stress, serum AGEs levels, and gene expression related to AGEs metabolism in healthy elderly people, we studied whether supplementation with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ) was of further benefit. Twenty participants aged ≥ 65 (10 men and 10 women) were randomly assigned to each of three isocaloric diets for successive periods of 4 weeks in a crossover design: Med diet, Med + CoQ, and a Western high-saturated-fat diet (SFA diet)...
October 21, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329735/anti-inflammatory-mechanism-of-ulinastatin-inhibiting-the-hyperpermeability-of-vascular-endothelial-cells-induced-by-tnf-%C3%AE-via-the-rhoa-rock-signal-pathway
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Fu Wei, Siyi Liu, Li Luo, Nina Gu, Yan Zeng, Xiaoying Chen, Shan Xu, Dan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Ulinastatin reduces the high permeability of vascular endothelial cells induced by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). This study investigated the molecular mechanism behind this effect, with the aim of understanding the action of ulinastatin in sepsis therapy and exploring novel therapeutic strategies for sepsis patients. METHODS: A TNF-α treated human umbilical vein endothelial cell line (EA.hy926) was employed as an inflammation model. Horseradish peroxidase permeability assays and an epithelial voltmeter method were used to measure the permeability of EA...
March 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329706/exposure-to-bacterial-cpg-dna-protects-from-airway-allergic-inflammation-by-expanding-regulatory-lung-interstitial-macrophages
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Catherine Sabatel, Coraline Radermecker, Laurence Fievez, Genevieve Paulissen, Svetoslav Chakarov, Claudia Fernandes, Sabine Olivier, Marie Toussaint, Dimitri Pirottin, Xue Xiao, Pascale Quatresooz, Jean-Claude Sirard, Didier Cataldo, Laurent Gillet, Hicham Bouabe, Christophe J Desmet, Florent Ginhoux, Thomas Marichal, Fabrice Bureau
Living in a microbe-rich environment reduces the risk of developing asthma. Exposure of humans or mice to unmethylated CpG DNA (CpG) from bacteria reproduces these protective effects, suggesting a major contribution of CpG to microbe-induced asthma resistance. However, how CpG confers protection remains elusive. We found that exposure to CpG expanded regulatory lung interstitial macrophages (IMs) from monocytes infiltrating the lung or mobilized from the spleen. Trafficking of IM precursors to the lung was independent of CCR2, a chemokine receptor required for monocyte mobilization from the bone marrow...
March 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329701/interleukin-17-why-the-worms-squirm
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Noah J Silverstein, Jun R Huh
IL-17 is a cytokine known primarily for its role in inflammation. In a recent issue of Nature, Chen et al. (2017) demonstrate that IL-17 plays a neuromodulatory role in Caenorhabditis elegans by acting directly on neurons to amplify neuronal responses to stimuli and produce changes in animal behavior.
March 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329695/cutting-edge-in-ifn-regulation-inflammatory-caspases-cleave-cgas
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Simon Heidegger, Tobias Haas, Hendrik Poeck
Caspases have important functions beyond their established role in driving inflammation and apoptosis. In this issue of Immunity, Wang et al. (2017) demonstrate that inflammasome-triggered caspases cleave and inactivate the DNA sensor cGAS, thus restricting the type I interferon response to cytosolic DNA.
March 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329668/stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-us-adults
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Derek Y Hsu
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening disorders. The incidences, mortality and cost of SJS and TEN in US adults are not well-characterized. We analyzed data from the 2009-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a representative 20% sample of all hospitalizations in the US. SJS, SJS/TEN and TEN were identified by a validated algorithm using ICD-9- CM codes. The mean incidences of SJS, SJS/TEN and TEN were 9.3, 1.6, and 1.9 per million people per year, respectively...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329638/developing-a-continuous-quality-improvement-assessment-using-a-patient-centered-approach-in-optimizing-sle-disease-control
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Katelyn Updyke, Brittany Urso, James A Solomon
Systemic lupus erythematous is a multi-organ autoimmune disease in which the patient has "lost" self- tolerance and developed immune-complexes containing self-antigen that cause disease through tissue inflammation and multi-organ damage. Patients often have unpredictable flares in symptoms with poorly identified triggers. However, it has been suggested in other literature that exogenous exposures, including ingested beef, cigarette smoke, UV radiation, metal-complexing agents, and infections can contribute to exacerbations and improvements in SLE symptoms...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329607/multiple-mucocutaneous-ulcers-associated-with-cocaine-induced-midline-destructive-lesions
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Brittany Blaise, Lucinda Buescher, Morgan L Wilson
Cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL) occur in a small subset of cocaine users, who clinically present with inflammation and necrosis of facial midline structures such as the palate, nasal septum, turbinates, and sinuses. We present a patient with CIMDL occurring concomitantly with ulcers on the cheek and upper trunk. Multiple biopsy specimens from the cutaneous and mucosal lesions consistently showed a dense dermal/submucosal infiltrate of neutrophils and plasma cells, without vasculitis or thrombosis...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329550/a-case-of-perniosis
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Euphemia W Mu, Vitaly Terushkin, Shane A Meehan, Marie Leger, Alisa Femia
Perniosis is a localized, inflammatory reaction that ischaracterized by erythematous papules and nodulesthat often are located on the acral surfaces in youngwomen. The lesions of perniosis are thought to bedue to cold-induced vasoconstriction that leadsto hypoxemia and inflammation of the vessel wall.Histopathologic and laboratory studies are indicatedfor patients with suspected perniosis to distinguishbetween idiopathic perniosis and secondaryperniosis. Treatment includes adequate heating andclothing, proper food intake, nifedipine, ultravioletA1 phototherapy, topical glucocorticoids, andvasodilators...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329521/a-rare-case-of-cutaneous-acanthamoebiasis-in-a-renal-transplant-patient
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Frank Winsett, Jessica Dietert, Jaime Tschen, Michael Swaby, Carolyn A Bangert
A 35-year-old woman receiving immunosuppressionfor renal transplantation presented with a onemonthhistory of tender skin nodules on herbilateral upper extremities. A skin biopsy revealedgranulomatous inflammation in the deep dermisand the subcutaneous fat with foci of necrosis.Within the foci of necrosis were large histiocytoidstructures with prominent nuclei. Periodic acid-Schiffstain revealed a round organism with a thick capsule,consistent with amoebal trophozoites. Testing withthe Center for Disease Control revealed the organismto be Acanthamoeba...
March 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329487/apremilast-for-the-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis
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Brent C Martin, Logan W Thomas, Francis J Dann
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatoryarthropathy that affects joints and entheses andis associated with psoriasis (PsO). There are fiveclinical patterns of PsA: symmetrical polyarthritis,distal interphalangeal arthropathy, asymmetricaloligoarthritis, arthritis mutilans, and spondylitis, withor without sacroiliitis. Concerning PsA, the goals oftherapy are to control inflammation, prevent articulardamage, and reduce discomfort in the affected joints.Although there are many therapeutic options forthe treatment of PsAs, physicians most often beginwith nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)for mild disease...
February 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329473/successful-treatment-of-recalcitrant-discoid-lupus-erythematosus-with-ustekinumab
#15
Alberto Romero-Maté, Carmen García-Donoso, Almudena Hernández-Núñez, Cristina Martínez-Morán, Amalia Moreno-Torres, Jesús Borbujo-Martínez
We report a 52-year old woman with a 28-year historyof disfiguring facial discoid lupus erythematosus(DLE), persistent despite both classical therapiesand rituximab. Ustekinumab 45 mg was started incombination with methotrexate and intralesionalcorticosteroids. Methotrexate and intralesionalcorticosteroids were withdrawn 30 months later andustekinumab maintained as monotherapy. Fortyeight months later stable improvement was achievedwithout side effects. Only nine patients with cutaneouslupus erythematosus (CLE) treated with ustekinumabhave been reported to date...
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329421/naproxen-inhibits-uvb-induced-basal-cell-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-development-in-ptch1-skh-1-hairless-mice
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Sandeep C Chaudhary, Mohammad Waseem, Mehtab Rana, Hui Xu, Levy Kopelovich, Craig A Elmets, Mohammad Athar
Naproxen possesses anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects besides its known anti-inflammatory functions. Here, we demonstrate the anti-cancer effects of naproxen against UVB-induced BCCs and SCCs in a highly susceptible murine model of UVB carcinogenesis. Naproxen significantly inhibited UVB-induced BCCs and SCCs in this model. Tumor number and volume were significantly decreased (p<0.005 and p<0.05, respectively). Inhibition in UVB-induced SCCs and BCCs was 77% and 86%, respectively, which was associated with reduced PCNA and cyclin D1 and increased apoptosis...
March 22, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329353/pre-diagnosis-sleep-duration-napping-and-mortality-among-colorectal-cancer-survivors-in-a-large-us-cohort
#17
Qian Xiao, Hannah Arem, Ruth Pfeiffer, Charles Matthews
Study Objectives: Pre-diagnosis lifestyle factors can influence colorectal cancer (CRC) survival. Sleep deficiency is linked to metabolic dysfunction and chronic inflammation, which may contribute to higher mortality from cardiometabolic conditions and promote tumor progression. We hypothesized that pre-diagnosis sleep deficiency would be associated with poor CRC survival. No previous study has examined either nighttime sleep or daytime napping in relation to survival among men and women diagnosed with CRC...
February 9, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329339/interrelations-between-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-and-inflammation-in-older-adults
#18
I-Chien Wu, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chin-San Liu, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Ching-Yu Chen, Chao A Hsiung
Background: Interplays between inflammation and mitochondrial biology are reported. Here, we examined the cross-sectional interrelationships of mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNACN) and inflammation and their interaction with physical functioning. Methods: A total of 1990 community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older who were participating in the Healthy Aging Longitudinal Study in Taiwan underwent measurements of peripheral-blood leukocytes MtDNACN, multiple inflammatory markers, grip strength, and gait speed...
March 11, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329275/tissue-characterization-by-t1-and-t2-mapping-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-monitor-myocardial-inflammation-in-healing-myocarditis
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S Bohnen, U K Radunski, G K Lund, F Ojeda, Y Looft, M Senel, L Radziwolek, M Avanesov, E Tahir, C Stehning, B Schnackenburg, G Adam, S Blankenberg, K Muellerleile
Aims: Monitoring disease activity in myocarditis is important for tailored therapeutic strategies. This study evaluated the ability of T1 and T2 mapping cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to monitor the course of myocardial inflammation in healing myocarditis. Methods and results: Forty-eight patients with strictly defined acute myocarditis underwent CMR at 1.5 T in the acute stage, at 3-months (n = 39), and at 12-months follow-up (FU) (n = 21). Normal values were obtained in a control group of 27 healthy subjects...
March 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329261/effects-of-noise-on-vascular-function-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-mechanistic-insight-from-studies-in-mice
#20
Thomas Münzel, Andreas Daiber, Sebastian Steven, Lan P Tran, Elisabeth Ullmann, Sabine Kossmann, Frank P Schmidt, Matthias Oelze, Ning Xia, Huige Li, Antonio Pinto, Philipp Wild, Kai Pies, Erwin R Schmidt, Steffen Rapp, Swenja Kröller-Schön
Aims: Epidemiological studies indicate that traffic noise increases the incidence of coronary artery disease, hypertension and stroke. The underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Field studies with nighttime noise exposure demonstrate that aircraft noise leads to vascular dysfunction, which is markedly improved by vitamin C, suggesting a key role of oxidative stress in causing this phenomenon. Methods and results: We developed a novel animal model to study the vascular consequences of aircraft noise exposure...
February 17, 2017: European Heart Journal
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