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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809847/genome-wide-expression-datasets-of-anti-vegf-and-dexamethasone-treatment-of-angiogenesis-in-the-rat-cornea
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Anthony Mukwaya, Pierfrancesco Mirabelli, Anton Lennikov, Maria Xeroudaki, Mira Schaupper, Beatrice Peebo, Neil Lagali
Therapeutics against pathologic new blood vessel growth, particularly those targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are of enormous clinical interest. In the eye, where anti-VEGF agents are in widespread clinical use for treating retinal and corneal blindness, only partial or transient efficacy and resistance to anti-VEGF agents are among the major drawbacks. Conversely, corticosteroids have long been used in ophthalmology for their potency in suppressing inflammation and angiogenesis, but their broad biological activity can give rise to side effects such as glaucoma and cataract...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805142/intravenous-immunoglobulins-modify-relapsing-membranous-glomerulonephritis-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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Sanne Steyaert, Jo Van Dorpe, Anne Hoorens, Wim Van Biesen, Steven Van Laecke
OBJECTIVES: Recurrence of membranous glomerulonephritis after transplant is common and is an important cause of loss of renal graft. This case supports the effect of immunoglobulins in the treatment of this disease after transplantation. It is the first report in the literature with a follow-up of more than 10 years and because of the sustained effect of the immunoglobulins, it strengthens the idea that this can alter long-term outcome. METHODS: Single case study and search of the literature...
August 14, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794543/synchronizing-pharmacotherapy-in-acne-with-review-of-clinical-care
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REVIEW
Sarvajnamurthy Aradhya Sacchidanand, Koushik Lahiri, Kiran Godse, Narendra Gajanan Patwardhan, Anil Ganjoo, Rajendra Kharkar, Varsha Narayanan, Dhammraj Borade, Lyndon D'souza
Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that involves the pathogenesis of four major factors, such as androgen-induced increased sebum secretion, altered keratinization, colonization of Propionibacterium acnes, and inflammation. Several acne mono-treatment and combination treatment regimens are available and prescribed in the Indian market, ranging from retinoids, benzoyl peroxide (BPO), anti-infectives, and other miscellaneous agents. Although standard guidelines and recommendations overview the management of mild, moderate, and severe acne, relevance and positioning of each category of pharmacotherapy available in Indian market are still unexplained...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782485/a-low-concentration-of-tacrolimus-semifluorinated-alkane-sfa-eyedrop-suppresses-intraocular-inflammation-in-experimental-models-of-uveitis
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S De Majumdar, M Subinya, J Korward, A Pettigrew, D Scherer, H Xu
PURPOSE: Corticosteroids remain the mainstay therapy for uveitis, a major cause of blindness in the working age population. However, a substantial number of patients cannot benefit from the therapy due to steroids resistance or intolerance. Tacrolimus has been used to treat refractory uveitis through systemic administration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic potential of 0.03% tacrolimus eyedrop in mouse models of uveitis. METHODS: 0.03% tacrolimus in perfluorobutylpentane (F4H5) (0...
August 7, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774475/what-is-new-in-management-of-takayasu-arteritis
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Gokhan Keser, Kenan Aksu
Management of Takayasu arteritis (TAK) is challenging mostly due to difficulties in assessing actual disease activity. The rational of medical treatment is to suppress both vascular and systemic inflammation with appropriate systemic immunosuppression, including corticosteroids and conventional immunosuppressive (IS) agents. In case of refractory disease activity, biologic agents such as TNF inhibitors and tocilizumab may be tried. In selected cases, endovascular interventions and surgical procedures may be indicated and should be performed during inactive disease...
July 31, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767612/pyoderma-gangrenosum-in-a-patient-with-chronic-granulomatous-disease-a-case-report
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Sideris Nanoudis, Afroditi Tsona, Olga Tsachouridou, Petros Morfesis, Georgia Loli, Adamantini Georgiou, Pantelis Zebekakis, Symeon Metallidis
RATIONALE: The simultaneous occurrence of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is uncommon and few cases have been reported worldwide. PATIENT CONCERNS: PG is a rare, chronic, ulcerative, neutrophilic skin disease of unknown etiology that requires immunosuppressive treatment. CGD belongs to Primary Immune Deficiencies in which the main defect lies in an inability of the phagocytic cells to generate superoxide making patients susceptible to serious, potentially life-threatening bacterial and fungal infections...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763428/cmv-infection-in-pediatric-severe-ulcerative-colitis-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-ibd-porto-group-of-espghan
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Shlomi Cohen, Christine Martinez-Vinson, Marina Aloi, Dan Turner, Amit Assa, Lissy de Ridder, Victorien M Wolters, Tim de Meij, Patrizia Alvisi, Jiri Bronsky, Uri Kopylov
BACKGROUND: Data on the clinical course and outcomes of pediatric patients with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection complicating acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASC) are very limited. The aim of our study was to compare outcomes of children with ASC who were CMV-positive or CMV-negative. METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective case-controlled study, from centers affiliated with the Pediatric IBD Porto Group of ESPGHAN. We included CMV -positive children hospitalized for ASC and compared their colectomy rate during hospitalization and up to 1 year thereafter, matched with CMV-negative controls...
July 31, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758587/atypical-form-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease-with-distal-interphalangeal-joints-involvement
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Safaa Belghali, Nejla El Amri, Khadija Baccouche, Sadok Laataoui, Monia Bouzaoueche, Hela Zeglaoui, Elyes Bouajina
Distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints involvement in the adult-onset Still's disease (ASD) has been described in some publications but is rarely severe. We report severe DIP joints damages in a young patient with ASD. A 22 years old patient presented to our department complaining of inflammatory joints pain associated with prolonged fever and cutaneous rash. Physical examination identified polyarthritis and hepatosplenomegaly but no lymphadenopathies. After an extensive screening for neoplastic, infectious or hematologic diseases, the patient was finally diagnosed with ASD...
July 28, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755856/th9-cells-induce-steroid-resistant-bronchial-hyperresponsiveness-in-mice
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Mayumi Saeki, Osamu Kaminuma, Tomoe Nishimura, Noriko Kitamura, Akio Mori, Takachika Hiroi
BACKGROUND: Reduced responsiveness to corticosteroid therapy is a major problem for patients with severe asthma. Although Th9 cells, along with Th2 cells, facilitate antigen-induced airway eosinophilia and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), the sensitivity of Th9 cell-mediated responses to steroid therapy remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of dexamethasone (Dex) on antigen-induced airway inflammation in Th9 cell-transferred mice. METHODS: Ovalbumin (OVA)-specific Th2 and Th9 cells were polarized from the CD4(+) T cells of DO11...
July 26, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739633/claudin-8d-is-a-cortisol-responsive-barrier-protein-in-the-gill-epithelium-of-trout
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Dennis Kolosov, Scott P Kelly
The influence of claudin (Cldn) 8 tight junction (TJ) proteins on cortisol-mediated alterations in gill epithelium permeability were examined using a primary cultured trout gill epithelium model. Genes encoding three Cldn-8 proteins (cldn-8b, -8c and -8d) have been identified in trout and all are expressed in the model gill epithelium. Cortisol treatment 'tightened' the gill epithelium, as indicated by increased transepithelial resistance (TER) and reduced paracellular [3H]polyethylene glycol (MW 400 kDa; PEG-400) flux...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700384/update-on-graves-disease-advances-in-treatment-of-mild-moderate-and-severe-thyroid-eye-disease
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Diego Strianese
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To report the most recent therapeutic advances of thyroid eye disease (TED) and offer general recommendations for management of TED. RECENT FINDINGS: Treatment of Graves ophthalmopathy is traditionally based on the use of high doses of corticosteroids and/or radiotherapy (RT) to decrease the activity of the disease, with the subsequent proptosis, strabismus and eyelid deformites treated with different surgical procedures. In recent years, the evidence that oxidative stress plays a relevant role in exacerbating TED severity has encouraged the use of antioxydative agents such as selenium, which has shown a capacity in limiting the disease progression...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696822/the-balance-of-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-1-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-the-autoimmune-inner-ear-disease-patients
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Logan Eisner, Andrea Vambutas, Shresh Pathak
Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) is a protein implicated in the control of inflammation in a number of autoimmune diseases. We hypothesized that the balance of TIMP-1 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) may influence the control or perpetuation of inflammation in corticosteroid-responsive (RES) and corticosteroid-resistant (NR) autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) patients. In the present study, we observed that plasma from AIED patients exhibited greater levels of TIMP-1 values compared with normal healthy controls...
August 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696809/effects-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-on-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-expression-in-a-rat-model-of-asthma
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Xia Zhou, Ya-Jie Dang, Gui-Fang Wang, Xian-Qiao Jin
PURPOSE: Conventional inhaled corticosteroids or β2-adrenergic receptor agonists do not work well in some asthmatic populations while empirical antifungal therapy has obvious impact on those patients. The study was designed to investigate whether short-term exposure to Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) could decrease glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) and β2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) expression in lung tissue of asthmatic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A rat model of chronic asthma was first established by ovalbumin sensitization and challenge...
July 11, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694251/advances-in-the-causes-and-management-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults
#14
REVIEW
Richard G Wunderink, Grant Waterer
Community acquired pneumonia remains a common cause of morbidity and mortality. Usually, the causal organism is not identified and treatment remains empiric. Recent computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies have challenged the accuracy of the clinical diagnosis of pneumonia, and epidemiologic studies are changing our perspective of what causes community acquired pneumonia, especially the role of viral pathogens and the frequent finding of multiple pathogens. The past decade has seen increasing overuse of empiric coverage of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and antibiotic resistant Gram negative pathogens owing to inappropriate application of guidelines for healthcare associated pneumonia...
July 10, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690980/crh-affects-the-phenotypic-expression-of-sepsis-associated-virulence-factors-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-1-in-vitro
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Colette G Ngo Ndjom, Lindsay V Kantor, Harlan P Jones
Sepsis is a life-threatening health condition caused by infectious pathogens of the respiratory tract, and accounts for 28-50% of annual deaths in the US alone. Current treatment regimen advocates the use of corticosteroids as adjunct treatment with antibiotics, for their broad inhibitory effect on the activity and production of pro-inflammatory mediators. However, despite their use, corticosteroids have not proven to be able to reverse the death incidence among septic patients. We have previously demonstrated the potential for neuroendocrine factors to directly influence Streptococcus pneumoniae virulence, which may in turn mediate disease outcome leading to sepsis and septic shock...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690643/mechanism-of-resistance-acquisition-and-treatment-of-macrolide-resistant-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-children
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REVIEW
Hyeon-Jong Yang, Dae Jin Song, Jung Yeon Shim
Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) is one of the most common forms of community-acquired pneumonia in children and adolescents. Outbreaks of MPP occur in 3- to 7-year cycles worldwide; recent epidemics in Korea occurred in 2006-2007, 2011, and 2015-2016. Although MPP is known to be a mild, self-limiting disease with a good response to macrolides, it can also progress into a severe and fulminant disease. Notably, since 2000, the prevalence of macrolide-resistant MPP has rapidly increased, especially in Asian countries, recently reaching up to 80%-90%...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684161/vitamin-e-isoform-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-protects-against-emphysema-in-cigarette-smoke-induced-copd
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Hong Yong Peh, W S Daniel Tan, Tze Khee Chan, Chen Wei Pow, Paul S Foster, W S Fred Wong
Inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to emphysema in COPD. Although corticosteroids are the standard of care for COPD, they do not reduce oxidative stress, and a subset of patients is steroid-resistant. Vitamin E isoform γ-tocotrienol possesses both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties that may protect against emphysema. We aimed to establish the therapeutic potential of γ-tocotrienol in cigarette smoke-induced COPD models in comparison with prednisolone. BALB/c mice were exposed to cigarette smoke for 2 weeks or 2 months...
July 3, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679952/severe-asthma-in-humans-and-mouse-model-suggests-a-cxcl10-signature-underlies-corticosteroid-resistant-th1-bias
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Marc Gauthier, Krishnendu Chakraborty, Timothy B Oriss, Mahesh Raundhal, Sudipta Das, Jie Chen, Rachael Huff, Ayan Sinha, Merritt Fajt, Prabir Ray, Sally E Wenzel, Anuradha Ray
We previously showed that Th1/type 1 inflammation marked by increased IFN-γ levels in the airways can be appreciated in 50% of patients with severe asthma, despite high dose corticosteroid (CS) treatment. We hypothesized that a downstream target of IFN-γ, CXCL10, which recruits Th1 cells via the cognate receptor CXCR3, is an important contributor to Th1high asthma and CS unresponsiveness. We show high levels of CXCL10 mRNA closely associated with IFNG levels in the BAL cells of 50% of severe asthmatics and also in the airways of mice subjected to a severe asthma model, both in the context of high-dose CS treatment...
July 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676346/bloodstream-infections-caused-by-acinetobacter-species-with-reduced-susceptibility-to-tigecycline-clinical-features-and-risk-factors
#19
Ga Eun Park, Cheol-In Kang, Min Kyeong Cha, Sun Young Cho, Hyeri Seok, Ji Hye Lee, Ji Yeon Kim, Young Eun Ha, Doo Ryeon Chung, Kyong Ran Peck, Nam Yong Lee, Jae-Hoon Song
INTRODUCTION: During recent decades, the rates of multidrug resistance, including resistance to carbapenems, have increased dramatically among Acinetobacter species. Tigecycline has activity against multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter spp, including carbapenem-resistant isolates. However, reports of tigecycline-resistant Acinetobacter spp are emerging from different parts of the world. The purpose of this study was to evaluate potential risk factors associated with tigecycline non-susceptible Acinetobacter bacteremia...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660550/clinical-and-economic-evaluation-of-repository-corticotropin-injection-a-narrative-literature-review-of-treatment-efficacy-and-healthcare-resource-utilization-for-seven-key-indications
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REVIEW
Michael Philbin, John Niewoehner, George J Wan
INTRODUCTION: Repository corticotropin injection (RCI; H.P. Acthar(®) Gel; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inc., Hampton, NJ) is a highly purified, prolonged-release porcine preparation of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) analogue that is FDA-approved for treatment of 19 autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. The diverse physiological actions of RCI at the melanocortin receptors (MCRs) affect processes involved in inflammation, pigmentation, steroidogenesis, and immunomodulation. Although RCI has been approved to treat inflammatory and autoimmune diseases for more than 60 years, recent progress in understanding both MCRs and the effects of RCI in modulating immune responses has led to increased interest in RCI as a therapeutic choice...
June 28, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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