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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050445/what-s-new-in-the-treatment-of-eczemas
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Massimo Gola, Antonio Carpentieri, Francesco Loconsole
BACKGROUND: We have conducted an open label, non-comparative study in order to assess the efficacy and tolerability of Dexyane Med in combination with corticosteroids in patients with chronic hand eczema (CHE) and contact eczema (CE) in a real-life setting. METHODS: Twenty patients, 10 with CHE and 10 with CE, have been enrolled in the study. After the enrollment and the baseline evaluation, patients were treated with topical mometasone once daily and Dexyane Med once daily for one week, followed by Dexyane Med twice daily for three weeks...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050399/diagnostic-criteria-for-chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-clippers
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W Oliver Tobin, Yong Guo, Karl N Krecke, Joseph E Parisi, Claudia F Lucchinetti, Sean J Pittock, Jay Mandrekar, Divyanshu Dubey, Jan Debruyne, B Mark Keegan
Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is a central nervous system inflammatory syndrome predominantly affecting the brainstem, cerebellum, and spinal cord. Following its initial description, the salient features of CLIPPERS have been confirmed and expanded upon, but the lack of formalized diagnostic criteria has led to reports of patients with dissimilar features purported to have CLIPPERS. We evaluated clinical, radiological and pathological features of patients referred for suspected CLIPPERS and propose diagnostic criteria to discriminate CLIPPERS from non-CLIPPERS aetiologies...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050190/-current-research-of-sympathetic-ophthalmia
#3
Y Di, J J Ye
Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO) is a rare, bilateral, non-necrotizing, granulomatous uveitis that usually occurs after open ocular injury or intraocular surgery. The pathophysiology is not clearly understood, but generally SO is an immediate hypersensitivity mediated by T lymphocytes which are related to ocular tissue antigens. The main histopathological features are granulation tissues composed of lymphocytes, macrophages and multinucleated giant cells. The clinical manifestations are different from person to person, which might be mild or severe...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050184/-choice-of-treatment-for-diabetic-macular-edema
#4
L Yang, J Zhang
Diabetic macular edema (DME), which is the consequence of the failed blood-retinal barrier, has become a leading cause of blindness in diabetic patients. Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) and a series of inflammatory factors participate in the pathophysiology of DME. Laser photocoagulation was accepted as the first-line therapy before anti-VEGF therapy was proved to be more effective by several clinical trials. Anti-VEGF therapy has been regarded as the standard treatment, but there are still lots of cases resistant to anti-VEGF therapy...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050061/-perioperative-anaphylaxia-on-drugs
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Wolfgang Pfützner, Hinnerk Wulf
The diagnostic evaluation of perioperative anaphylaxia is of great importance for the medical care of the affected persons in the context of renewed interventions in general anesthesia. The most frequent triggers include muscle relaxants, antibiotics, latex and analgesics of the type of the cyclooxygenase inhibitors, but other perioperatively administered drugs such as opioids, anesthetics, benzodiazepines, dyes, disinfectants and even corticosteroids or drug additives may also be the cause in rare cases. The most important aim is therefore the identification of the responsible drug, for which a near-time allergological diagnosis should be carried out within the first 4 weeks to 6 months after the reaction...
October 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049457/association-of-patient-frailty-with-increased-morbidity-after-common-ambulatory-general-surgery-operations
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Carolyn D Seib, Holly Rochefort, Kathryn Chomsky-Higgins, Jessica E Gosnell, Insoo Suh, Wen T Shen, Quan-Yang Duh, Emily Finlayson
Importance: Frailty is a measure of decreased physiological reserve that is associated with morbidity and mortality in major elective and emergency general surgery operations, independent of chronological age. To date, the association of frailty with outcomes in ambulatory general surgery has not been established. Objective: To determine the association between frailty and perioperative morbidity in patients undergoing ambulatory general surgery operations. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of 140 828 patients older than 40 years of age from the 2007-2010 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant Use File who underwent ambulatory and 23-hour-stay hernia, breast, thyroid, or parathyroid surgery...
October 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049325/effect-of-therapeutic-interchange-on-medication-reconciliation-during-hospitalization-and-upon-discharge-in-a-geriatric-population
#7
Jessica S Wang, Robert L Fogerty, Leora I Horwitz
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic interchange of a same class medication for an outpatient medication is a widespread practice during hospitalization in response to limited hospital formularies. However, therapeutic interchange may increase risk of medication errors. The objective was to characterize the prevalence and safety of therapeutic interchange. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Secondary analysis of a transitions of care study. We included patients over age 64 admitted to a tertiary care hospital between 2009-2010 with heart failure, pneumonia, or acute coronary syndrome who were taking a medication in any of six commonly-interchanged classes on admission: proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine H2-receptor antagonists (H2 blockers), hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049232/case-report-central-nervous-system-involvement-of-human-graft-versus-host-disease-report-of-7-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
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Mathilde Ruggiu, Wendy Cuccuini, Karima Mokhtari, Véronique Meignin, Régis Peffault de Latour, Marie Robin, Flore Sicre de Fontbrune, Aliénor Xhaard, Gérard Socié, David Michonneau
RATIONALE: Central nervous system (CNS) involvement of graft versus host disease (GvHD) is a rare cause of CNS disorders after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Chronic CNS GvHD symptoms are heterogeneous and include cerebrovascular manifestations, demyelinating disease and immune-mediated encephalitis. CNS-Acute GvHD is not formally defined in literature. PATIENTS CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report 7 cases of CNS-GvHD among which two had histological-proven disease...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047148/epidemiological-survey-of-patients-with-psoriasis-in-matsumoto-city-nagano-prefecture-japan
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Eisaku Ogawa, Ryuhei Okuyama, Tomoko Seki, Aya Kobayashi, Naoki Oiso, Masahiko Muto, Hidemi Nakagawa, Akira Kawada
A local epidemiological survey of psoriasis was conducted from 19 February to 30 June 2016 in Matsumoto city, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Patients were predominantly male (268 cases, 71.5% males vs 107 cases, 28.5% females). We estimated that the prevalence of psoriasis was 0.097% in the Matsumoto area. The clinical types of psoriasis identified were psoriasis vulgaris (90.7%), psoriatic arthritis (5.9%), pustular psoriasis (2.1%), guttate psoriasis (1.0%) and psoriatic erythroderma (0.3%). The topical therapeutic agents included corticosteroids (84...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047002/treatment-of-keloid-scars-using-light-laser-and-energy-based-devices-a-contemporary-review-of-the-literature
#10
E Forbat, F R Ali, F Al-Niaimi
Keloid scars are common and have a predilection for young, ethnic skin often with a family history. Keloids can be painful and pruritic and cause significant emotional distress when particularly visible or prominent. In this article, we review the evidence underlying the use of laser- and energy-based devices for treatment of keloid scars, either as monotherapy or in conjunction with other therapies such as corticosteroids, surgery and silicone gel in the treatment of keloid scars.
October 18, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046746/perspectives-on-non-neoformans-cryptococcal-opportunistic-infections
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Nichole Smith, Matthew Sehring, Jefferson Chambers, Preeti Patel
Non-neoformans Cryptococcus species, including C. laurentii and C. albidus, have historically been classified as exclusively saprophytic. However, recent studies have increasingly implicated these organisms as the causative agent of opportunistic infections in humans. Herein, the case is presented of C. laurentii meningitis in a critically ill patient receiving corticosteroids. C. laurentii has been implicated in an additional 18 cases of opportunistic infection, predominantly of the skin, bloodstream, and central nervous system...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046210/-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-4-girls
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Jia-Jia Dai, Qiang Chen, Li-Bo Wang
This article reports 4 girls with clinical manifestations of recurrent cough and anemia. The age of onset was less than 4 years, and three of them had shortness of breath. None of them had acute hemoptysis. All the girls had positive results of hemosiderin test for bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. As for imaging examination, 3 patients had ground-glass opacity, and 1 had interstitial change. Three girls were given the treatment for idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis and had no response. Selective bronchial arteriography was performed for the 4 girls and found bronchial artery to pulmonary circulation shunt (BPS)...
October 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046200/-readmission-of-children-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-the-first-2-years-of-life-a-clinical-analysis-of-121-cases
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Jing-Yi You, Chang Shu, Cai-Hui Gong, Sha Liu, Zhou Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features of readmitted children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in the first 2 years of life. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 242 children with BPD who were readmitted due to recurrent lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in the first 2 years of life. RESULTS: Among all the 242 children with BPD, 115(47.5%) had wheezing, and the children aged 1-2 years had a significantly higher incidence rate of wheezing than those aged less than 1 year (P<0...
October 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046034/-neurological-manifestations-in-atypical-kawasaki-disease
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Edgar Martínez-Guzmán, Luisa Berenise Gámez-González, Francisco Rivas-Larrauri, Giovanni Sorcia-Ramírez, Marco Yamazaki-Nakashimada
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a type of systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. Atypical Kawasaki disease is defined as that where there are signs and symptoms not corresponding to the classical criteria for this nosological entity. Children with atypical Kawasaki disease may present with acute abdominal symptoms, meningeal irritation, pneumonia or renal failure. CLINICAL CASES: We describe 4 children with ages ranging from 2 to 12 years who had atypical Kawasaki disease, with neurological and gastrointestinal symptoms as part of the systemic presentation of the disease...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045736/clinical-trial-parameters-that-influence-outcomes-in-lupus-trials-that-use-the-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-responder-index
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Kenneth C Kalunian, Murray B Urowitz, David Isenberg, Joan T Merrill, Michelle Petri, Richard A Furie, Mary-Ann Morgan-Cox, Rebecca Taha, Steven Watts, Maria Silk, Matthew D Linnik
Objective: The SLE Responder Index (SRI) is a composite endpoint used in SLE trials. This investigation examined the clinical trial elements that drive response measured by the SRI. Methods: Analyses are based on data from two phase 3 trials (n = 2262) that evaluated the impact of an anti-B-cell activating factor antibody on disease activity using SRI-5 as the primary endpoint (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01196091 and NCT01205438). Results: The SRI-5 response rate at week 52 for all patients was 32...
October 17, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045560/inflammatory-gastrointestinal-diseases-associated-with-pd-1-blockade-antibodies
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M Collins, Jm Michot, Fx Danlos, C Mussini, E Soularue, C Mateus, D Loirat, A Buisson, I Rosa, O Lambotte, S Laghouati, N Chaput, C Coutzac, Al Voisin, Jc Soria, A Marabelle, S Champiat, C Robert, F Carbonnel
Background: Immune check-point blockade agents have shown clinical activity in cancer patients but are associated with immune-related adverse events that could limit their development. The aim of this study was to describe the gastrointestinal immune-related adverse events (GI-irAE) in patients with cancer treated with anti-PD-1. Methods: this is a retrospective study of consecutive adult patients who had a suspected GI-irAE due to anti-PD-1 antibodies between 2013 and 2016...
October 3, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045547/safety-of-resuming-anti-pd-1-in-patients-with-immune-related-adverse-events-iraes-during-combined-anti-ctla-4-and-anti-pd1-in-metastatic-melanoma
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M H Pollack, A Betof, H Dearden, K Rapazzo, I Valentine, A S Brohl, K K Ancell, G V Long, A M Menzies, Z Eroglu, D B Johnson, A N Shoushtari
Background: Combined CTLA-4 and PD-1 blockade induces high rates of immune-related adverse events (irAEs). The safety of resuming anti-PD-1 in patients who discontinue combination therapy due to irAEs is not known. Patients and Methods: We assessed patients who experienced clinically significant irAEs from combined CTLA-4 and PD-1 blockade leading to treatment discontinuation at four academic centers. We assessed the safety of resuming anti-PD-1 in terms of recurrent and distinct irAEs...
October 11, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044706/expression-of-inflammatory-and-structural-matrix-genes-in-synovial-fluid-following-intra-articular-administration-of-isoflupredone-acetate-to-exercised-horses
#18
H K Knych, L Harrison, N Chouicha, P H Kass
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular use of corticosteroids is commonplace in performance horses. Isoflupredone acetate (IPA) is one of four Food and Drug Administration approved corticosteroids for intra-articular use in horses. The lack of published reports describing the efficacy and duration of effects of this drug warrant further study. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of intra-articular administration of IPA on the expression of selected anti and pro inflammatory and structural matrix genes following intra-articular administration to exercised Thoroughbred horses and to correlate these effects with drug concentrations...
October 17, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044676/world-health-organization-defined-eosinophilic-disorders-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#19
Jason Gotlib
DISEASE OVERVIEW: The eosinophilias encompass a broad range of nonhematologic (secondary or reactive) and hematologic (primary, clonal) disorders with potential for end-organ damage. DIAGNOSIS: Hypereosinophilia has generally been defined as a peripheral blood eosinophil count greater than 1500/mm(3) and may be associated with tissue damage. After exclusion of secondary causes of eosinophilia, diagnostic evaluation of primary eosinophilias relies on a combination of morphologic review of the blood and marrow, standard cytogenetics, fluorescent in situ-hybridization, flow immunocytometry, and T-cell clonality assessment to detect histopathologic or clonal evidence for an acute or chronic myeloid or lymphoproliferative disorder...
November 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044640/a-step-down-protocol-for-omalizumab-treatment-in-oral-corticosteroid-dependent-allergic-asthma-patients
#20
Christian Domingo, Xavier Pomares, Albert Navarro, María José Amengual, Concepción Montón, Ana Sogo, Rosa M Mirapeix
BACKGROUND: there are no specific criteria for a step-down or withdrawal dose of omalizumab. Our purpose was to evaluate the viability of a protocol for OMAlizumab DOse REduction (the OMADORE study) in severe allergic asthma (SAA). METHODS: the study population included 35 SAA patients treated during a minimum period of one year with oral corticosteroids (OC) equivalent to a mean daily dose of 4 mg of methyl-prednisolone. To qualify for the protocol, the patients had to have received treatment with OMA ≥ one year and a half, OC dose had to have reached the lowest tolerated dose and spirometry had to be ≥ at entry...
October 18, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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