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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739619/q-fever-prosthetic-joint-infection
#1
Scott Weisenberg, David Perlada, Thomas Peatman
Coxiella burnetii is the causative pathogen of the zoonotic infection Q fever. Most patients with Q fever experience a non-specific febrile illness, hepatitis or pneumonia. Q fever has recently been described as a cause of prosthetic joint septic arthritis, but remains very uncommonly reported. We present a case of Q fever prosthetic joint septic arthritis that has responded to a combination of two-stage surgical exchange and prolonged medical treatment with doxycycline and hydroxychloroquine.
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737325/-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-french-general-hospital-experience
#2
Anne-Lise Lecapitaine, Redouane Bakir, Jean-Luc Delassus, Hélène Gros, Marie-Anne Bouldouyre
: Our patients had similar clinical features to those reported in large series, except for a lower prevalence of renal injuries. Therapeutic management was in accordance with guidelines, with frequent discussion with teaching hospitals. We identified measures to improve our follow-up : more cardiovascular prevention, more vaccinations and adjustment of hydroxychloroquine monitoring.<np pagenum="048"/> </ce:para>.
March 6, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732825/heterogeneity-of-lung-disease-associated-with-nk2-homeobox-1-mutations
#3
Elodie Nattes, Stephanie Lejeune, Ania Carsin, Raphael Borie, Isabelle Gibertini, Juan Balinotti, Nadia Nathan, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Caroline Thumerelle, Brigitte Fauroux, Emmanuelle Bosdure, Veronique Houdouin, Celine Delestrain, MaleK Louha, Remy Couderc, Alix De Becdelievre, Pascale Fanen, Benoit Funalot, Bruno Crestani, Antoine Deschildre, Jean-Christophe Dubus, Ralph Epaud
We retrospectively studied the clinical presentation, treatment modalities and outcome in 16 patients with heterozygous NKX2-1 mutation associated with chronic lung disease. Twelve different NKX2-1 mutations, including 4 novel mutations, were identified in the 16 patients. Nine patients presented with brain-lung-thyroid syndrome, 3 had neurological and lung symptoms and 4 had only pulmonary symptoms. Ten patients had neonatal respiratory distress, and 6 of them developed infiltrative lung disease (ILD). The other patients were diagnosed with ILD in childhood (n = 3) or in adulthood (n = 3)...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723794/thrombosis-and-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-during-acute-q-fever-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Matthieu Million, Nathalie Bardin, Simon Bessis, Nadia Nouiakh, Charlaine Douliery, Sophie Edouard, Emmanouil Angelakis, Annick Bosseray, Olivier Epaulard, Stéphanie Branger, Bernard Chaudier, Karine Blanc-Laserre, Nicole Ferreira-Maldent, Elisa Demonchy, France Roblot, Jacques Reynes, Felix Djossou, Camelia Protopopescu, Patrizia Carrieri, Laurence Camoin-Jau, Jean-Louis Mege, Didier Raoult
Q fever is a neglected and potentially fatal disease. During acute Q fever, antiphospholipid antibodies are very prevalent and have been associated with fever, thrombocytopenia, acquired heart valve disease, and progression to chronic endocarditis. However, thrombosis, the main clinical criterion of the 2006 updated classification of the antiphospholipid syndrome, has not been assessed in this context. To test whether thrombosis is associated with antiphospholipid antibodies and whether the criteria for antiphospholipid syndrome can be met in patients with acute Q fever, we conducted a cross-sectional study at the French National Referral Center for Q fever...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722669/hydroxychloroquine-and-risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-propensity-score-matched-landmark-analysis
#5
Yao-Fan Fang, Yen-Fu Chen, Ting-Ting Chung, Lai-Chu See, Kuang-Hui Yu, Shue-Fen Luo, Chang-Fu Kuo, Jenn-Haung Lai
Hydroxychloroquine inhibits systemic inflammation and autophagy and may thus have antineoplastic effects [1]. We investigated the effect of hydroxychloroquine on cancer risk in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome(pSS). We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database to compare cancer incidence between incident pSS patients with or without at least 6-month hydroxychloroquine use within a 1- or 3-year period. Propensity score matched landmark analysis was used. We included 4194 alive patients without cancer 1 year after pSS diagnosis from 2000 through 2005...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708385/chloroquine-modified-hydroxyethyl-starch-as-a-polymeric-drug-for-cancer-therapy
#6
Richard Sleightholm, Bin Yang, Fei Yu, Ying Xie, David Oupický
Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) is a clinically used polysaccharide colloidal plasma volume expander. The goal of this study was to synthesize HES modified with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a novel polymeric drug with the ability to inhibit the invasive character of pancreatic cancer (PC) cells. HES was conjugated with HCQ using a simple carbonyldiimidazole coupling to prepare Chloroquine-modified HES (CQ-HES). CQ-HES with various degrees of HCQ substitution were synthesized and characterized. Atomic force microscopy was used to demonstrate a pH-dependent assembly of CQ-HES into well-defined nanoparticles...
July 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707672/hydroxychloroquine-and-the-eye-an-old-unsolved-problem
#7
K Schreiber, K Stach, S Sciascia, B J Hunt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704598/a-restrictive-use-of-oral-glucocorticoids-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-prevents-damage-without-worsening-long-term-disease-control-an-observational-study
#8
Ioana Ruiz-Arruza, Jesús Lozano, Ivan Cabezas-Rodriguez, Jose-Alejandro Medina, Amaia Ugarte, José-Gabriel Erdozain, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the influence of two different treatment strategies on general and specific damage accrual in patients with SLE. METHODS: Two cohorts were identified according to the responsible physicians: 1.-patients treated at the Autoimmune Diseases Unit (ADU); 2.-patients treated by other members of the Internal Medicine Department (IM). Members of the ADU worked with a protocol including the universal prescription of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the use of maximum oral prednisone doses ≤30mg/day and maintenance therapy with ≤5mg/day, by using methyl-prednisolone pulses and/or early immunosuppressants (IS)...
July 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703806/inhibition-of-autophagy-as-a-treatment-strategy-for-p53-wild-type-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#9
Hendrik Folkerts, Susan Hilgendorf, Albertus T J Wierenga, Jennifer Jaques, André B Mulder, Paul J Coffer, Jan Jacob Schuringa, Edo Vellenga
Here we have explored whether inhibition of autophagy can be used as a treatment strategy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Steady-state autophagy was measured in leukemic cell lines and primary human CD34(+) AML cells with a large variability in basal autophagy between AMLs observed. The autophagy flux was higher in AMLs classified as poor risk, which are frequently associated with TP53 mutations (TP53(mut)), compared with favorable- and intermediate-risk AMLs. In addition, the higher flux was associated with a higher expression level of several autophagy genes, but was not affected by alterations in p53 expression by knocking down p53 or overexpression of wild-type p53 or p53(R273H)...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701864/induction-of-forkhead-class-box-o3a-and-apoptosis-by-a-standardized-ginsenoside-formulation-kg-135-is-potentiated-by-autophagy-blockade-in-a549-human-lung-cancer-cells
#10
Chih-Jung Yao, Jyh-Ming Chow, Shuang-En Chuang, Chia-Lun Chang, Ming-De Yan, Hsin-Lun Lee, I-Chun Lai, Pei-Chun Lin, Gi-Ming Lai
BACKGROUND: KG-135, a standardized formulation enriched with Rk1, Rg3, and Rg5 ginsenosides, has been shown to inhibit various types of cancer cells; however, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, we explored its effects in A549 human lung cancer cells to investigate the induction of Forkhead Class box O3a (FOXO3a) and autophagy. METHODS: Cell viability was determined by sulforhodamine B staining. Apoptosis and cell cycle distribution were analyzed using flow cytometry...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701214/the-effect-of-oral-acetazolamide-on-cystoid-macular-edema-in-hydroxychloroquine-retinopathy-a-case-report
#11
Eun Hee Hong, Seong Joon Ahn, Han Woong Lim, Byung Ro Lee
BACKGROUND: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) retinopathy can accompany other retinal complications such as cystoid macular edema (CME), which leads to central visual loss. We report a case of CME with HCQ retinopathy that improved with the use of oral acetazolamide, and discussed the possible mechanisms of CME in HCQ retinopathy using multimodal imaging modalities. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and HCQ retinopathy developed bilateral CME with visual decline...
July 12, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700492/an-unusual-association-between-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-and-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-a-case-report
#12
Amar H Kelkar, Anushi A Shah, Sherri L Yong, Zohair Ahmed
RATIONALE: In the adult patient, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is uncommon and frequently difficult to diagnose due to its nonspecific presentation and numerous complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we present the case of a 25-year-old female who initially presented for evaluation of persistent fevers and fatigue. She was found to have splenomegaly, generalized lymphadenopathy, pancytopenia, and acute hepatic failure. DIAGNOSES, INTERVENTIONS, AND OUTCOMES: Her course was further complicated by the development of nephrotic syndrome and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695378/macular-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-for-detection-of-early-retinal-toxicity-of-hydroxychloroquine
#13
Emrah Kan, Konuralp Yakar, Mehmet Derya Demirag, Mustafa Gok
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GC-IPL) thickness using spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with chronic exposure to hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). METHODS: A total of 90 patients (90 eyes) treated with HCQ for at least 5 years and normal controls were included in the study. A fundus examination, automated threshold perimetry, and GC-IPL thickness measurements using the Cirrus high-definition OCT ganglion cell analysis algorithm were performed in all patients treated with HCQ...
July 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694387/inhibition-of-autophagy-limits-vertical-transmission-of-zika-virus-in-pregnant-mice
#14
Bin Cao, Lindsay A Parnell, Michael S Diamond, Indira U Mysorekar
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy leads to devastating fetal outcomes, including intrauterine growth restriction and microcephaly. Greater understanding of mechanisms underlying ZIKV maternal-fetal transmission is needed to develop new therapeutic interventions. Here, we define an important role for the autophagy pathway in ZIKV vertical transmission. ZIKV infection induced autophagic activity in human trophoblasts and pharmacological inhibition limited ZIKV infectivity. Furthermore, deficiency in an essential autophagy gene, Atg16l1, in mice limited ZIKV vertical transmission and placental and fetal damage and overall improved placental and fetal outcomes...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682905/rituximab-alone-as-induction-therapy-for-membranous-lupus-nephritis-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Nathalie Chavarot, David Verhelst, Agathe Pardon, Valérie Caudwell, Lucile Mercadal, Antoinette Sacchi, Catherine Leonardi, Véronique Le Guern, Alexandre Karras, Eric Daugas
The optimal treatment for pure membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) remains undetermined. Rituximab constitutes a promising therapeutic option for lupus nephritis and is currently being evaluated for use in idiopathic membranous nephritis. We retrospectively analysed the efficacy and tolerance of rituximab as a monotherapy in the induction treatment of pure MLN.We retrospectively investigated SLE patients with biopsy-proven pure class V lupus nephritis presenting with a protein-to-creatinine ratio of at least 2 g/g and treated with rituximab as monotherapy...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659047/health-status-and-concomitant-prescription-of-immunosuppressants-are-risk-factors-for-hydroxychloroquine-non-adherence-in-systemic-lupus-patients-with-prolonged-inactive-disease
#16
M Iudici, I Pantano, S Fasano, L Pierro, B Charlier, M Pingeon, F Dal Piaz, A Filippelli, V Izzo
Background/objective The objectives of this paper are to assess the extent of and the factors associated with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) non-adherence in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with prolonged inactive disease and to investigate relationships between blood HCQ concentration and quality of life (QoL). Methods Consecutive SLE patients, in remission for at least one year and taking a stable dose of HCQ were investigated. At study entry (T0) and six months later (T6) a blood venous sample was taken to measure whole blood concentration of [HCQ] and desethylchloroquine ([DCQ])...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641714/hepatitis-c-treatment-in-patients-with-porphyria-cutanea-tarda
#17
Ashwani K Singal, Krishna V R Venkata, Sarat Jampana, Fakhar-Ul Islam, Karl E Anderson
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a common susceptibility factor for porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). Experience on HCV treatment in patients with PCT is limited. Recently, HCV treatment has improved with direct-acting antivirals (DAA). We review our experience on HCV treatment in patients with PCT with older and newer regimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted. HCV treatment was attempted 22 times in 13 patients with PCT (5 attempts in 1, 2 in 5 and 1 in the other 7 patients)...
June 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640657/retinal-findings-on-oct-in-systemic-conditions
#18
Preeti Patil Chhablani, Vikas Ambiya, Akshay G Nair, Sailaja Bondalapati, Jay Chhablani
PURPOSE: Imaging technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the recent past and has resulted in a much greater understanding of ocular diseases. The aim of this review article is to summarize optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings of various systemic conditions. METHOD: A systematic literature search of the Medline/PubMed database was performed. English articles up to April 2015 were included. Terms used for search included: Alzheimer's Disease; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson's Disease; Behçet's Disease; Schizophrenia; Migraine; Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome; Neurofibromatosis; Sickle Cell Disease; Renal diseases; Lupus Retinopathy; Valsalva Retinopathy; Whiplash Retinopathy; Shaken-Baby Syndrome; Choroidal metastases; Intracranial Hypertension; Drug toxicity; Deferoxamine; Sildenafil; Tamoxifen; Hydroxychloroquine; Chloroquine; Ethambutol; Lead; Sickle Cell Disease; and Thalassemia along with OCT...
June 22, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638624/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-case-report-of-a-multi-drug-resistant-grueling-disease
#19
Alexey Youssef, Rahaf Ali, Kinan Ali, Zuheir AlShehabi
Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis or Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is characterized by its rare occurrence. Mostly prevalent among Asian women, KFD manifests with lymphadenopathy-affecting mostly cervical and rarely generalized or retroperitoneal regions-in addition to fever. It is a self-limited disease that resolves within 1-4 months, responding remarkably to glucocorticosteroids or hydroxychloroquine. However, some rare cases prove to be unresponsive to the previously mentioned therapies. Here is a description of a case of KFD affecting a 67-year-old Syrian woman with a history of hypothyroidism due to iodine-deficiency...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630236/european-evidence-based-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-the-share-initiative
#20
Noortje Groot, Nienke de Graeff, Tadej Avcin, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Paul Brogan, Pavla Dolezalova, Brian Feldman, Isabelle Kone-Paut, Pekka Lahdenne, Stephen D Marks, Liza McCann, Seza Ozen, Clarissa Pilkington, Angelo Ravelli, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Yosef Uziel, Bas Vastert, Nico Wulffraat, Sylvia Kamphuis, Michael W Beresford
Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a rare, multisystem and potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder with significant associated morbidity. Evidence-based guidelines are sparse and management is often based on clinical expertise. SHARE (Single Hub and Access point for paediatric Rheumatology in Europe) was launched to optimise and disseminate management regimens for children and young adults with rheumatic diseases like cSLE. Here, we provide evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of cSLE...
June 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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