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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427453/the-italian-society-for-pediatric-nephrology-sinepe-consensus-document-on-the-management-of-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children-part-i-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-the-first-episode-and-the-first-relapse
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Andrea Pasini, Elisa Benetti, Giovanni Conti, Luciana Ghio, Marta Lepore, Laura Massella, Daniela Molino, Licia Peruzzi, Francesco Emma, Carmelo Fede, Antonella Trivelli, Silvio Maringhini, Marco Materassi, Giovanni Messina, Giovanni Montini, Luisa Murer, Carmine Pecoraro, Marco Pennesi
This consensus document is aimed at providing an updated, multidisciplinary overview on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric nephrotic syndrome (NS) at first presentation. It is the first consensus document of its kind to be produced by all the pediatric nephrology centres in Italy, in line with what is already present in other countries such as France, Germany and the USA. It is based on the current knowledge surrounding the symptomatic and steroid treatment of NS, with a view to providing the basis for a separate consensus document on the treatment of relapses...
April 21, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410611/recurrent-scedosporium-apiospermum-mycetoma-successfully-treated-by-surgical-excision-and-terbinafine-treatment-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Eszter J Tóth, Géza R Nagy, Mónika Homa, Marianna Ábrók, Ildikó É Kiss, Gábor Nagy, Zsuzsanna Bata-Csörgő, Lajos Kemény, Edit Urbán, Csaba Vágvölgyi, Tamás Papp
BACKGROUND: Scedosporium apiospermum is an emerging opportunistic filamentous fungus, which is notorious for its high levels of antifungal-resistance. It is able to cause localized cutaneous or subcutaneous infections in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent persons, pulmonary infections in patients with predisposing pulmonary diseases and invasive mycoses in immunocompromised patients. Subcutaneous infections caused by this fungus frequently show chronic mycetomatous manifestation...
April 14, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406091/daptomycin-associated-eosinophilic-pneumonia-with-rechallenge-a-case-report%C3%A2
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Melanie Nickerson, Ashish Bhargava, Pramodini B Kale-Pradhan
PURPOSE: A case of daptomycin-associated acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) with positive rechallenge is reported. SUMMARY: AEP associated with daptomycin is reported in the literature, and the product labeling contains a warning and precaution statement. Criteria for diagnosing daptomycin-induced AEP varies and generally includes bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) eosinophils ≥ 25%. We report a case of a 70-year-old woman with cough, shortness of breath, and altered mental status who presented ~ 9 days after starting therapy with daptomycin to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) osteomyelitis...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405483/treatment-results-in-serpiginous-choroiditis-and-multifocal-serpiginoid-choroiditis-associated-with-latent-tuberculosis
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Merih Oray, Zaur Zakiev, Tülin Çağatay, İlknur Tuğal-Tutkun
OBJECTIVES: To compare the results of systemic antitubercular therapy (ATT) and immunomodulatory therapy (IMT) in patients with serpiginous choroiditis (SC) or multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis (MSC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical records of 28 patients with SC and MSC were reviewed. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the treatment applied. Group 1 included 12 patients with MSC and 5 with SC treated with ATT and corticosteroid (CS); group 2 included 9 patients with MSC and 2 with SC treated with conventional IMT, interferon alpha-2a, and/or CS monotherapy...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404667/distinct-clinical-characteristics-of-atypical-optic-neuritis-with-seronegative-aquaporin-4-antibody-among-chinese-patients
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Huanfen Zhou, Quangang Xu, Shuo Zhao, Wei Wang, Junqing Wang, Zhiye Chen, Dahe Lin, Xiaoming Li, Chunxia Peng, Nanping Ai, Shihui Wei
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features and prognosis of atypical optic neuritis (ON) with seronegative aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody in Chinese patients. METHODS: All patients with first or relapsing ON were recruited from the Neuro-ophthalmology Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital from January 2013 to December 2014 and assigned to one of three groups based on diagnosis: atypical ON, typical ON and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)-ON...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403766/controversies-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Sarah Sparham, Patrick Gp Charles
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common condition; however, it appears to be overdiagnosed. Diagnosing CAP too frequently may be adding to the problems of overuse of antibiotics, such as bacterial resistance in the community and greater costs and complications in individuals. Data support that most patients with non-severe CAP can be treated for 3-5 days; however, most patients with CAP are receiving much longer courses of therapy. Macrolides such as azithromycin have the potential to prolong the QT interval, although large population studies show that this does not appear to result in excess cardiac mortality...
April 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389732/clinical-and-microbiological-features-of-infection-in-alcoholic-hepatitis-an-international-cohort-study
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Richard Parker, Gene Im, Fiona Jones, Onan Pérez Hernández, Jonathan Nahas, Aditi Kumar, Daniel Wheatley, Ashish Sinha, Emilio Gonzalez-Reimers, María Sanchez-Pérez, Antonella Ghezzi, Miruna Delia David, Christopher Corbett, Anne McCune, Guruprasad Padur Aithal, Andrew Holt, Stephen Stewart
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have described the clinical impact of infection in alcoholic hepatitis (AH) but none have comprehensively explored the aetiopathogenesis of infection in this setting. We examined the causes, consequences and treatment of infection in a cohort of patients with AH. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective cohort study of patients with AH admitted between 2009 and 2014 to seven centres in Europe and the USA. Clinical and microbiological data were extracted from medical records...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379283/blinatumomab-blincyto%C3%A2-lessons-learned-from-the-bispecific-t-cell-engager-bite%C3%A2-in-acute-lymphocytic-leukemia-all
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Greg Friberg, David Reese
BiTE® antibody constructs are single-chain bispecific antibodies with specificity for CD3 on the T cell and a selected surface antigen on a tumor cell. When infused into patients, they are capable of eliciting a polyclonal T cell response that is unrestricted by T cell receptor specificity, presence of MHC class, or additional T cell co-stimuli. The most clinically advanced is the CD19/CD3 construct blinatumomab (Blincyto®), which is approved in the US and EU for relapsed and refractory Philadelphia negative B-cell precursor ALL...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370266/inhaled-steroids-reduce-pain-and-svcam-levels-in-individuals-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-triple-blind-randomized-trial
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Jeffrey Glassberg, Caterina Minnitti, Caroline Cromwell, Lawrence Cytryn, Thomas Kraus, Gwen S Skloot, Jason T Connor, Adeeb H Rahman, William J Meurer
Clinical and preclinical data demonstrate that altered pulmonary physiology (including increased inflammation, increased blood flow, airway resistance and hyperreactivity) is an intrinsic component of SCD and may contribute to excess SCD morbidity and mortality. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), a safe and effective therapy for pulmonary inflammation in asthma, may ameliorate the altered pulmonary physiologic milieu in SCD. With this single-center, longitudinal, randomized, triple-blind, placebo controlled trial we studied the efficacy and feasibility of ICS in 54 non-asthmatic individuals with SCD...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369685/isorhapontigenin-a-bioavailable-dietary-polyphenol-suppresses-airway-epithelial-cell-inflammation-through-a-corticosteroid-independent-mechanism
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Samuel Chao Ming Yeo, Peter S Fenwick, Peter J Barnes, Hai Shu Lin, Louise E Donnelly
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a corticosteroid-resistant airway inflammatory condition. Resveratrol has exhibited anti-inflammatory activities in COPD but has weak potency and poor pharmacokinetics. This study aims to evaluate the potential of isorhapontigenin, another dietary polyphenol, as a novel anti-inflammatory agent for COPD by examining its effects in vitro and its pharmacokinetics in vivo. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Primary human airway epithelial cells derived from healthy and COPD subjects and A549 epithelial cells were incubated with isorhapontigenin or resveratrol and stimulated with IL-1β in the presence or absence of cigarette smoke extract...
March 30, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365802/biomarkers-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyposis
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Yao Yao, Shumin Xie, Chunguang Yang, Jianhui Zhang, Xuewen Wu, Hong Sun
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) is a group of multifactorial and heterogeneous disorders with a significant economic strain on society, likely made up of different endotypes, each with a unique pathomechanism. In addition to the traditional clinical measures, there is a recognized need for reliable biomarkers to provide predictive information regarding diagnosis, endotypes, treatment responses, and future risk of recurrence. Fueled by the advances in basic research, various biomarkers have been explored in recent years...
April 1, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352616/management-of-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-insights-from-urology-experts-in-thailand
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Bannakij Lojanapiwat, Choosak Pripatnanont, Vorapot Choonhaklai, Surithorn Soontornpun, Supon Sriplakich, Sunai Leewansangtong, Apirak Santi-Ngamkun, Julin Opanuraks, Wisoot Kongcharoensombat, Bhapapak Na-Songkla, Wiroj Raksakul, Chagkrapan Predanon
Treatment options for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) are available, but clear instructions for the selection of appropriate treatment are lacking. A meeting of urology experts based in Thailand was convened with the following objectives: (1) to reach a consensus and share real-life experiences about how to identify CRPC; (2) to choose the appropriate treatment for CRPC patients; (3) to evaluate disease progression using novel inhibitors of the androgen receptor pathway; (4) to identify the frequency of monitoring disease; and (5) to promote rational use of corticosteroids in CRPC patients...
March 2017: Prostate International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351047/postsurgical-cystoid-macular-edema
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Dinah Zur, Anat Loewenstein
Cystoid macular edema (CME) is a primary cause of reduced vision following both cataract and successful vitreoretinal surgery. The incidence of clinical CME following modern cataract surgery is 0.1-2.35%. Preexisting conditions such as diabetes mellitus and uveitis as well as intraoperative complications can raise the risk of postsurgical CME. The etiology of CME is not completely understood. Prolapsed or incarcerated vitreous and postoperative inflammatory processes have been proposed as causative agents. Pseudophakic CME is characterized by poor postoperative visual acuity...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347742/corticosteroid-responses-of-snakes-to-toxins-from-toads-bufadienolides-and-plants-cardenolides-reflect-differences-in-dietary-specializations
#14
Shabnam Mohammadi, Susannah S French, Lorin A Neuman-Lee, Susan L Durham, Yosuke Kojima, Akira Mori, Edmund D Brodie, Alan H Savitzky
Toads are chemically defended by cardiotonic steroids known as bufadienolides. Resistance to the acute effects of bufadienolides in snakes that prey on toads is conferred by target-site insensitivity of the toxin's target enzyme, the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase. Previous studies have focused largely on the molecular mechanisms of resistance but have not investigated the physiological mechanisms or consequences of exposure to the toxins. Adrenal enlargement in snakes often is associated with specialization on a diet of toads...
March 24, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335748/steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-as-the-initial-presentation-of-nail-patella-syndrome-a-case-of-a-de-novo-lmx1b-mutation
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Tomohiro Nakata, Ryo Ishida, Yuu Mihara, Atsuko Fujii, Yoshimoto Inoue, Tetsuro Kusaba, Tsuyoshi Isojima, Yutaka Harita, Chiaki Kanda, Sachiko Kitanaka, Keiichi Tamagaki
BACKGROUND: Nail-patella syndrome (NPS) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the LMX1B gene and is characterized by nail dysplasia, skeletal abnormalities, and nephropathy. We herein report a case of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) prior to overt orthopedic symptoms in a patient with NPS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old woman presented to our hospital with knee pain. She had poorly developed nails, hypoplastic patellas, dislocation of the elbows, and iliac horns in the pelvis...
March 23, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318625/mycophenolate-mofetil-is-inferior-to-tacrolimus-in-sustaining-remission-in-children-with-idiopathic-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
#16
Aditi Sinha, Aarti Gupta, Mani Kalaivani, Pankaj Hari, Amit K Dinda, Arvind Bagga
Studies of nephrotic syndrome show that substitution of calcineurin inhibitors by mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) enables sustained remission and corticosteroid sparing and avoids therapy associated adverse effects. However, controlled studies in patients with steroid resistance are lacking. Here we examined the effect of switching from therapy with tacrolimus to MMF on disease course in an open-label, one-to-one randomized, controlled trial on children (one to 18 years old), recently diagnosed with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, at a referral center in India...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315862/the-evolving-role-of-rituximab-in-adult-minimal-change-glomerulopathy
#17
Landon C Brown, Meghan A Jobson, Fernanda Payan Schober, Emily H Chang, Ronald J Falk, Patrick H Nachman, William F Pendergraft
BACKGROUND: Minimal-change glomerulopathy is defined histologically by the presence of normal glomeruli on light microscopy and diffuse podocyte effacement on electron microscopy. Although effective in children, corticosteroid treatment in adults is more variable and time to response can be prolonged. Data to support rituximab use in adults with corticosteroid-dependent or resistant minimal-change glomerulopathy are limited. Here, we describe the clinical course of adults with corticosteroid-dependent or -resistant minimal-change glomerulopathy who received rituximab...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299339/cytoplasmic-localization-of-wt1-and-decrease-of-mirna-16-1-in-nephrotic-syndrome
#18
Pablo Zapata-Benavides, Mariela Arellano-Rodríguez, Juan José Bollain-Y-Goytia, Moisés Armides Franco-Molina, Gloria Azucena Rangel-Ochoa, Esperanza Avalos-Díaz, Rafael Herrera-Esparza, Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a glomerular disease that is defined by the leakage of protein into the urine and is associated with hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia, and edema. Steroid-resistant NS (SRNS) patients do not respond to treatment with corticosteroids and show decreased Wilms tumor 1 (WT1) expression in podocytes. Downregulation of WT1 has been shown to be affected by certain microRNAs (miRNAs). Twenty-one patients with idiopathic NS (68.75% were SSNS and 31.25% SRNS) and 10 healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296768/difficult-clinical-management-of-antituberculosis-dress-syndrome-complicated-by-mrsa-infection-a-case-report
#19
Li Wang, Lin-Feng Li
RATIONALE: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a severe drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction characterized by skin rash, fever, blood abnormalities, and multiple organ involvement. The diagnosis of DRESS syndrome is often delayed because of its variable presentation. Prompt withdrawal of the culprit drug is the definitive treatment. DRESS syndrome induced by antituberculosis drugs has rarely been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 50-year-old man admitted to our hospital with recurrent episodes of progressive rash, fever, eosinophilia, lymphadenopathy, hepatic, and pulmonary involvement were experienced after repeat trials of the same antituberculosis drugs...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295526/pharmacological-treatments-in-asthma-affected-horses-a-pair-wise-and-network-meta-analysis
#20
L Calzetta, P Roncada, D di Cave, L Bonizzi, A Urbani, E Pistocchini, P Rogliani, M G Matera
BACKGROUND: Equine asthma is a disease characterised by reversible airflow obstruction, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation following exposure of susceptible horses to specific airborne agents. Although clinical remission can be achieved in a low-airborne dust environment, repeated exacerbations may lead to irreversible airway remodelling. The available data on the pharmacotherapy of equine asthma results from several small studies, and no head-to-head clinical trials have been conducted among the available medications...
March 10, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
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