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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724039/treatment-of-digital-ulcers-in-systemic-sclerosis-case-series-study-of-thirteen-patients-and-discussion-on-outcome
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Yahia Abuowda, Raquel Sousa Almeida, Ana Alves Oliveira, Petra Pego, Cristina Santos, João Matos-Costa
Introduction: In systemic sclerosis (SSc), digital ulcers (DU) are debilitating and recurrent. They are markers of prognosis and are associated with disability and mortality. Treatment strategies have been developed to block the proposed mechanisms of this complication. Objective: Clinical description of a population of SSc patients with DU, treatment, complications and outcome. Method: Analysis of 48 SSc patients meeting 2013 ACR-EULAR criteria, followed between 1999-2015; 13 patients had DU...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722500/post-marketing-surveillance-study-of-the-long-term-use-of-mizoribine-for-the-treatment-of-lupus-nephritis-2-year-results
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Tsutomu Takeuchi, Kenya Okada, Hisao Yoshida, Nobuyuki Yagi
OBJECTIVES: To understand the status of mizoribine use in patients with lupus nephritis (LN) and to collect safety- and efficacy-related data on 2-year treatment with mizoribine. METHODS: A continuous survey was conducted between March 2010 and July 2015. RESULTS: The analysis set included 559 patients (mean age 39.5 years, females 82.6%, mean duration of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 8.4 years, mean duration of LN 5.9 years). Renal function was satisfactory for 6 months, but worsened from 12 months, with significant worsening at 24 months...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721628/disease-activity-handgrip-strengths-and-hand-dexterity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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D Palamar, G Er, R Terlemez, I Ustun, G Can, M Saridogan
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the hand joints and leading to impairment in hand functions. Evaluation of functional impairment is necessary for assessing patient's quality of life, disease activity, and treatment outcome. To date, many scientific studies assessed the disease activity of patients with RA, but little attention has been carried out to assess these patients' hand functions and dexterity. The purposes of this study were to determine the clinical relevance of the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH), hand dexterity with the Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT), and handgrip strength and pinch strengths of RA patients and to look into their relation between each other...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721448/-pi-rads-2-0-for-prostate-mri
#4
T Franiel, M Röthke
The PI-RADS 2.0 classification was established by an international collaboration of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR), the American College of Radiology (ACR), and AdMetech Foundation to globally standardize the acquisition and interpretation of multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The PI-RADS 2.0 aims to improve the detection, localization, staging and risk stratification of patients with suspected or histologically confirmed prostate cancer. Suspicious areas on T2-weighted (T2w) MRI, diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) were assessed for the presence of a clinically significant prostate cancer with scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being most likely to represent clinically significant prostate cancer...
July 18, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716801/diabetes-mellitus-microalbuminuria-and-subclinical-cardiac-disease-identification-and-monitoring-of-individuals-at-risk-of-heart-failure
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Peter P Swoboda, Adam K McDiarmid, Bara Erhayiem, David P Ripley, Laura E Dobson, Pankaj Garg, Tarique A Musa, Klaus K Witte, Mark T Kearney, Julian H Barth, Ramzi Ajjan, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and elevated urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) have increased risk of heart failure. We hypothesized this was because of cardiac tissue changes rather than silent coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a case-controlled observational study 130 subjects including 50 ACR+ve diabetes mellitus patients with persistent microalbuminuria (ACR >2.5 mg/mol in males and >3.5 mg/mol in females, ≥2 measurements, no previous renin-angiotensin-aldosterone therapy, 50 ACR-ve diabetes mellitus patients and 30 controls underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance for investigation of myocardial fibrosis, ischemia and infarction, and echocardiography...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716631/measures-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-of-incident-peripheral-artery-disease-a-collaborative-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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Kunihiro Matsushita, Shoshana H Ballew, Josef Coresh, Hisatomi Arima, Johan Ärnlöv, Massimo Cirillo, Natalie Ebert, Jade S Hiramoto, Heejin Kimm, Michael G Shlipak, Frank L J Visseren, Ron T Gansevoort, Csaba P Kovesdy, Varda Shalev, Mark Woodward, Florian Kronenberg
BACKGROUND: Some evidence suggests that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for lower-extremity peripheral artery disease. We aimed to quantify the independent and joint associations of two measures of chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] and albuminuria) with the incidence of peripheral artery disease. METHODS: In this collaborative meta-analysis of international cohorts included in the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (baseline measurements obtained between 1972 and 2014) with baseline measurements of eGFR and albuminuria, at least 1000 participants (this criterion not applied to cohorts exclusively enrolling patients with chronic kidney disease), and at least 50 peripheral artery disease events, we analysed adult participants without peripheral artery disease at baseline at the individual patient level with Cox proportional hazards models to quantify associations of creatinine-based eGFR, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), and dipstick proteinuria with the incidence of peripheral artery disease (including hospitalisation with a diagnosis of peripheral artery disease, intermittent claudication, leg revascularisation, and leg amputation)...
July 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713683/do-we-really-care-about-incidental-lung-nodules-review-of-atypical-lung-carcinoid-and-a-proposal-for-systematic-patient-follow-up
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Henal Motiwala, Itisha Bansal, Pradeep Goyal, Olena Dorokhova, Yogesh Kumar, Thomas D Olsavsky, Albert DiMeo, Nishant Gupta
Atypical lung carcinoids are intermediate-grade neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with malignant potential. They are often detected incidentally on imaging done for non-related causes, as the patients are frequently asymptomatic. Histopathology is required to confirm the diagnosis with immunohistochemistry (IHC). Due to their indolent nature, these are often diagnosed only in the advanced stages. Treatment options include chemoradiation for widespread disease versus surgery for local or minimally invasive disease...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713416/the-detection-and-characterization-of-qoi-resistant-didymella-rabiei-causing-ascochyta-blight-of-chickpea-in-montana
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Ayodeji S Owati, Bright Agindotan, Julie S Pasche, Mary Burrows
Ascochyta blight (AB) of pulse crops (chickpea, field pea, and lentils) causes yield loss in Montana, where 1.2 million acres was planted to pulses in 2016. Pyraclostrobin and azoxystrobin, quinone outside inhibitor (QoI) fungicides, have been the choice of farmers for the management of AB in pulses. However, a G143A mutation in the cytochrome b gene has been reported to confer resistance to QoI fungicides. A total of 990 isolates of AB-causing fungi were isolated and screened for QoI resistance. Out of these, 10% were isolated from chickpea, 81% were isolated from field peas, and 9% isolated from lentil...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711461/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-evaluation-of-their-monitoring-in-clinical-practice-the-spanish-cohort-of-the-comora-study
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Alejandro Balsa, Leticia Lojo-Oliveira, Mercedes Alperi-López, María García-Manrique, Carmen Ordóñez-Cañizares, Lorena Pérez, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Alfonso Corrales, Javier Narváez, José Rey-Rey, Carlos Rodríguez-Lozano, Soledad Ojeda, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Joan M Nolla, José García-Torrón, Fernando Gamero, Rosario García-Vicuña, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, José Campos, José Rosas, José Francisco García-Llorente, Antonio Gómez-Centeno, Rafael Cáliz, Raimon Sanmartí, Alberto Bermúdez, Lydia Abasolo-Alcázar, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Carlos Marras, Miguel Ángel González-Gay, Ihsane Hmamouchi, Emilio Martín-Mola
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with RA in Spain and discuss their management and implications using data from the Spanish cohort of the multinational study on COMOrbidities in Rheumatoid Arthritis (COMORA). METHODS: This is a national sub-analysis of the COMORA study. We studied the demographics and disease characteristics of 200 adults patients diagnosed with RA (1987 ACR), and routine practices for screening and preventing the following selected comorbidities: cardiovascular, infections, cancer, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, osteoporosis and depression...
July 12, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710178/eicosapentaenoic-and-docosahexaenoic-acids-attenuate-progression-of-albuminuria-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Tarec K Elajami, Abdulhamied Alfaddagh, Dharshan Lakshminarayan, Michael Soliman, Madhuri Chandnani, Francine K Welty
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is a marker of inflammation and an independent predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The current study evaluated whether eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation attenuates progression of albuminuria in subjects with coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two-hundred sixty-two subjects with stable coronary artery disease were randomized to either Lovaza (1.86 g of EPA and 1.5 g of DHA daily) or no Lovaza (control) for 1 year...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706981/outcomes-of-liver-transplant-recipients-with-autoimmune-liver-disease-using-long-term-dual-immunosuppression-regimen-without-corticosteroid
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Sanjaya K Satapathy, Ollie D Jones, Jason M Vanatta, Faisal Kamal, Satish K Kedia, Yu Jiang, Satheesh P Nair, James D Eason
BACKGROUND: Liver transplant (LT) recipients with autoimmune liver disease (primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis) are at increased risk of developing acute cellular rejection (ACR), and in many cases graft failure due to recurrent disease. We describe our experience with dual immunosuppression without steroid maintenance and analyze its effect on disease recurrence; ACR; patient and graft survivals; and complications, such as sepsis and de novo malignancy...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706364/prediction-of-preeclampsia-in-early-pregnancy-by-estimating-the-spot-urinary-albumin-creatinine-ratio
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Nupur Gupta, Taru Gupta, Deepti Asthana
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a spot urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) measured before 20 weeks of gestation can predict subsequent development of preeclampsia. METHODS: The ACR was determined from midstream urine sample taken between 17 and 20 weeks of gestation. Urine albumin was measured by immunoturbidimetric method using commercially available kit (Beckman Coulter) through Beckman AU 480 fully automated biochemistry analyzer. Urine creatinine was measured by modified kinetic Jaffe reaction without deproteinization...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706315/reproduction-of-meloidogyne-incognita-and-m-graminis-on-several-grain-sorghum-hybrids
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Katherine Hurd, Travis R Faske
A total of 27 grain sorghum hybrids were evaluated in a series of greenhouse experiments to determine their susceptibility to Meloidogyne incognita race 3 and M. graminis. Each hybrid was inoculated with 2,000 nematode eggs/pot. Reproduction by M. incognita was numerically greater than M. graminis on 93% of the hybrids tested, indicating that grain sorghum is a better host for M. incognita than M. graminis. A wide variation in host suitability was observed on these hybrids in a second experiment as reproduction by M...
June 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705403/symptomatic-lower-limb-giant-cell-arteritis-characteristics-management-and-long-term-outcome
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C Le Hello, L Auboire, L Berger, D Gouicem, M T Barrellier, S Duthois
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics and long-term outcomes of the rare symptomatic lower-limb giant-cell arteritis (LL-GCA). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 8 patients (6 women; mean±SD age, 63.6±10.9 years; follow-up, 137.3±57.3 months). RESULTS: Four patients satisfied≥3 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) GCA-classification criteria; 4 had<3 criteria and histological LL-GCA proof or associated typical upper-limb involvement...
May 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705267/acrylamide-induced-subacute-neurotoxic-effects-on-the-cerebral-cortex-and-cerebellum-at-the-synapse-level-in-rats
#15
Bin Zhang, Hua Shao, Xiu Hui Wang, Xiao Chen, Zhong Sheng Li, Peng Cao, Dan Zhu, Yi Guang Yang, Jing Wei Xiao, Bin Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate acrylamide (ACR)-induced subacute neurotoxic effects on the central nervous system (CNS) at the synapse level in rats. METHODS: Thirty-six Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into three groups, (1) a 30 mg/kg ACR-treated group, (2) a 50 mg/kg ACR-treated group, and (3) a normal saline (NS)-treated control group. Body weight and neurological changes were recorded each day. At the end of the test, cerebral cortex and cerebellum tissues were harvested and viewed using light and electron microscopy...
June 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704581/from-childhood-to-adulthood-disease-activity-trajectories-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Lily Siok Hoon Lim, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Brian M Feldman, Lillian Lim, Dafna D Gladman, Earl D Silverman
No previous study has studied the longitudinal disease course of childhood-onset SLE (cSLE). OBJECTIVES: 1) To assess distinguishable differences in disease activity trajectories in cSLE patients; 2) To determine baseline factors predictive of disease trajectory membership and 3) To assess if the different disease activity trajectories are associated with different damage trajectories. METHODS: This is a retrospective, longitudinal inception cohort of cSLE patients...
July 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703124/comparison-between-the-effects-of-hydrochlorothiazide-and-indapamide-on-the-kidney-in-hypertensive-patients-inadequately-controlled-with-losartan
#17
S Wang, J Li, X Zhou, K Liu, X Zhang, Q Meng, R Shi, D Shi, X Chen
The aim of the study is to compare the effects of hydrochlorothiazide and indapamide on the kidney in patients with hypertension inadequately controlled with losartan. A total of 140 patients who met the criteria and inadequately controlled with losartan 50 mg per day for 2 weeks were randomized in two groups and administered either hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg per day (n=70) or indapamide (sustained release) 1.5 mg per day (n=70) in combination with losartan 50 mg per day. Office blood pressure (BP) were collected at baseline and upon each follow-up visit...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700531/the-influence-of-income-and-formal-education-on-damage-in-brazilian-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Roberto Cordeiro de Andrade Teixeira, Eduardo Ferreira Borba Neto, Georges Basile Christopoulos, Emilia Inoue Sato
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of socioeconomic status and American College of Rheumatology/Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Damage Index (SDI) score in Brazilian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Five hundred twenty-three patients (SLE ACR criteria) 18 years or older who were at 12 months or greater since diagnosis were included. Socioeconomic status was assessed by per-capita income and years of education...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699499/effectiveness-of-argan-oil-on-knee-osteoarthritis-symptoms-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Jamila Essouiri, Taoufik Harzy, Nadia Benaicha, Mourad Errasfa, Abourazzak Fatima Ezzahra
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common chronic degenerative disorder. It causes joints pain, walking difficulties and a decline of general physical function. Many pain drugs and treatment modalities can be prescribed for KOA. Among traditional medicine in Morocco, Argan oil has been used in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis to reduce pain and improve physical activity, though there have been no medical-based evidence for such treatment. Argan oil is known to have anti-oxidant and lipid modulatory properties due to its content of many substances, such as tocopherols, phytosterols, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids...
July 10, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693310/tibial-dyschondroplasia-is-highly-related-to-suppression-of-the-hypoxia-inducible-factor-hif-1%C3%A9-2%C3%A9-and-3%C3%A9-expressions-in-chickens
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Shucheng Huang, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Gang Qiu, Houqiang Luo, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Hui Zhang, Khalid Mehmood, Jiakui Li
Tibetan chickens (TBCs) live at high altitude hypoxic environment. None of the Tibial dyschondroplasia (TD) cases had been reported in TBCs, which is commonly seen in commercial broilers characterized by lameness. The underlying mechanism remains unclear. Hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs) are important regulators of cellular adaptation to hypoxic conditions. Here we investigated the role of HIF-1ɑ, -2ɑ, and -3ɑ in hypoxia and thiram-induced TD and their effect on tibial growth plate development in Acres chickens (AACs) and TBCs...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
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