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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344794/does-calprotectin-level-identify-a-subgroup-among-patients-suffering-from-irritable-bowel-syndrome-results-of-a-prospective-study
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Chloé Melchior, Moutaz Aziz, Typhaine Aubry, Guillaume Gourcerol, Muriel Quillard, Alberto Zalar, Moïse Coëffier, Pierre Dechelotte, Anne-Marie Leroi, Philippe Ducrotté
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome is a multifactorial disease. Although faecal calprotectin has been shown to be a reliable marker of intestinal inflammation, its role in irritable bowel syndrome remains debated. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this prospective study were to select a subgroup of irritable bowel syndrome patients and to characterise those patients with high faecal calprotectin by systematic work-up. METHODS: Calprotectin levels were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test in consecutive irritable bowel syndrome patients fulfilling Rome III criteria in whom normal colonoscopy and appropriate tests had excluded organic disease...
March 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339745/chronic-nasal-staphylococcus-aureus-carriage-identifies-a-subset-of-newly-diagnosed-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-patients-with-high-relapse-rate
#2
Anna Salmela, Niels Rasmussen, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, David R W Jayne, Agneta Ekstrand
Objective.: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether chronic nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is related to relapses in patients with newly diagnosed ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Methods.: In two clinical trials (n = 200), for early systemic (n = 83) and generalized (n = 117) AAV, nasal swabs were obtained monthly and at the time of a relapse. Chronic nasal SA carriage (CNSAC) was defined as ⩾ 75% of cultures being SA positive, with non-carriers being SA negative in all cultures and remaining patients being intermittent carriers...
February 20, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339364/clinical-and-prognostic-features-of-korean-patients-with-mpo-anca-pr3-anca-and-anca-negative-vasculitis
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Juyoung Yoo, Ho Jae Kim, Sung Soo Ahn, Seung Min Jung, Jason Jungsik Song, Yong-Beom Park, Sang-Won Lee
OBJECTIVES: We reclassified Korean patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) into 3 categories of AAV including MPO-ANCA, PR3-ANCA and ANCA negative vasculitis, and investigated clinical and prognostic features. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 133 patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and eosinophilic GPA (EGPA), who had having either myeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA, proteinase 3 (PR3)-ANCA or no ANCA, and who had ever achieved the first remission...
March 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338108/vkorc1-1639-g-a-polymorphism-and-the-risk-of-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#4
Ioana Groza, Dana Matei, Marcel Tantau, Adrian P Trifa, Sorin Crisan, Stefan C Vesa, Corina Bocsan, Anca D Buzoianu, Monica Acalovschi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The mutations in the gene that encodes vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR) enzyme are responsible for low levels of vitamin K. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the presence of the VKORC1 -1639 G> A polymorphism is a risk factor for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in patients without concomitant therapy with vitamin K antagonists. METHODS: This case-control study comprised 163 consecutive patients diagnosed with UGIB and 178 controls, in whom the diagnosis of UGIB was excluded...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337408/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-formerly-known-as-churg-strauss-syndrome-as-a-differential-diagnosis-of-hypereosinophilic-syndromes
#5
Yuri Albuquerque Pessoa Santos, Bruno Rangel Antunes Silva, Pollyanna Natividade Zanconato Barros Assis Lira, Luiz Carlos Aguiar Vaz, Thiago Thomaz Mafort, Leonardo Palermo Bruno, Agnaldo José Lopes
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome, is a rare systemic disease situated between primary small vessel vasculitides associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) and hypereosinophilic syndromes (HES). Here, we present a case of EGPA in a 38-year-old male, with a previous diagnosis of asthma, who presented with fever, migratory lung infiltrates and systemic eosinophilia that was refractory to previous courses of antibiotics. This case highlights the importance of the primary care physician understanding the differential diagnosis of pulmonary eosinophilic syndromes...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335342/innovative-self-cleaning-and-biocompatible-polyester-textiles-nano-decorated-with-fe-n-doped-titanium-dioxide
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Ionela Cristina Nica, Miruna Silvia Stan, Anca Dinischiotu, Marcela Popa, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Veronica Lazar, Gratiela G Pircalabioru, Eugenia Bezirtzoglou, Ovidiu G Iordache, Elena Varzaru, Iuliana Dumitrescu, Marcel Feder, Florin Vasiliu, Ionel Mercioniu, Lucian Diamandescu
The development of innovative technologies to modify natural textiles holds an important impact for medical applications, including the prevention of contamination with microorganisms, particularly in the hospital environment. In our study, Fe and N co-doped TiO₂ nanoparticles have been obtained via the hydrothermal route, at moderate temperature, followed by short thermal annealing at 400 °C. These particles were used to impregnate polyester (PES) materials which have been evaluated for their morphology, photocatalytic performance, antimicrobial activity against bacterial reference strains, and in vitro biocompatibility on human skin fibroblasts...
November 15, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334541/-autoantibodies-in-systemic-connective-tissue-disease-and-anca-associated-vasculitis-their-relationship-to-interstitial-lung-diseases-and-prognosis
#7
Martina Doubková, Jana Pokorná
Lung disease, including interstitial lung disease (ILD), is a frequent complication of systemic connective tissue disorders (CTD) and ANCA (anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody) associated vasculitis (AAV). Pulmonary manifestations are prognostic factor of CTDs and vasculitis. Autoantibodies assessment is a part of differential diagnosis algorithm of lung diseases. Autoantibodies importance is mainly clinical-diagnostic. Using detection of some autoantibodies it is possible to determine prognosis of lung involvement, especially in CTDs...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329617/extensive-unilateral-nevus-comedonicus-without-genetic-abnormality
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Anca Chiriac, Luminita Paduraru, Gorduza Vlad Eusebiu, Constantine A Stratakis, Christos C Zouboulis
Nevus comedonicus is considered a genodermatosis characterized by the presence of multiple groups of dilated pilosebaceous orifices filled with black keratin plugs, with sharply unilateral distribution mostly on the face, neck, trunk, upper arms. Lesions can appear at any age, frequently before the age of 10 years, but they are usually present at birth. We present a 2.7-year-old girl with a very severe form of nevus comedonicus. She exhibited lesions located initially at the left side of the body with a linear characteristic, following Blascko lines T1/T2, T5, T7, S1 /S2, but progressively developed lesions on the right side of the scalp and left gluteal area...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325866/temporal-and-demographic-trends-in-glomerular-disease-epidemiology-in-the-southeastern-united-states-1986-2015
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Michelle M O'Shaughnessy, Susan L Hogan, Caroline J Poulton, Ronald J Falk, Harsharan K Singh, Volker Nickeleit, J Charles Jennette
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Large-scale, contemporary studies exploring glomerular disease epidemiology in the United States are lacking. We aimed to determine 30-year temporal and demographic trends in renal biopsy glomerular disease diagnosis frequencies in the southeastern United States. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In this cross-sectional, observational study, we identified all patients with a native kidney biopsy specimen showing one of 18 widely recognized glomerular disease diagnoses referred to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Division of Nephropathology between 1986 and 2015...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317188/occupational-opiate-contact-dermatitis
#10
Sophie Colomb, Jean L Bourrain, Nathalie Bonardel, Anca Chiriac, Pascal Demoly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316335/complement-in-anca-associated-vasculitis-mechanisms-and-implications-for-management
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REVIEW
Min Chen, David R W Jayne, Ming-Hui Zhao
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a group of potentially life-threatening autoimmune diseases. The main histological feature in the kidneys of patients with AAV is pauci-immune necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis with little immunoglobulin and complement deposition in the glomerular capillary walls. The complement system was not, therefore, initially thought to be associated with the development of AAV. Accumulating evidence from animal models and clinical observations indicate, however, that activation of the complement system - and the alternative pathway in particular - is crucial for the development of AAV, and that the complement activation product C5a has a central role...
March 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306595/update-on-maintenance-therapy-for-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-and-microscopic-polyangiitis
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Ora Singer, W Joseph McCune
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides are a group of rare systemic diseases. The past several years have seen major therapeutic advances in the treatment of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). The success rate in induction of remission is high, but reducing the high incidence of relapses remains a therapeutic challenge. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have shown no improvement in relapse rates in GPA and MPA over the past 2 decades...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304275/pcgf6-prc1-suppresses-premature-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-by-regulating-germ-cell-related-genes
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Mitsuhiro Endoh, Takaho A Endo, Jun Shinga, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Anca Farcas, Kit-Wan Ma, Shinsuke Ito, Jafar Sharif, Tamie Endoh, Naoko Onaga, Manabu Nakayama, Tomoyuki Ishikura, Osamu Masui, Benedikt M Kessler, Toshio Suda, Osamu Ohara, Akihiko Okuda, Robert J Klose, Haruhiko Koseki
The ring finger protein PCGF6 (polycomb group ring finger 6) interacts with RING1A/B and E2F6 associated factors to form a non-canonical PRC1 (polycomb repressive complex 1) known as PCGF6-PRC1. Here, we demonstrate that PCGF6-PRC1 plays a role in repressing a subset of PRC1 target genes by recruiting RING1B and mediating downstream mono-ubiquitination of histone H2A. PCGF6-PRC1 bound loci are highly enriched for promoters of germ cell-related genes in mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Conditional ablation of Pcgf6 in ESCs leads to robust de-repression of such germ cell-related genes, in turn affecting cell growth and viability...
March 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303065/bilateral-lacrimal-caruncle-lesions
#14
Yuta Okumura, Yoshiko Takai, Shunsuke Yasuda, Hiroko Terasaki
A 65-year-old man was referred to our hospital for the treatment of a lesion on the medial lacrimal canthus of both eyes. He had a history of perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, i.e., pANCA-positive interstitial pneumonia. Orbital magnetic resonance imaging excluded space occupying lesions, and laboratory testing excluded thyroid-related diseases. The masses were excised, and histopathological examinations showed sebaceous gland hyperplasia and inflammatory changes around the gland. In addition, the specimen from the left eye showed a retention cyst possibly caused by an infection...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302469/umbilical-psoriasis-versus-tinea-corporis-in-infants-a-simple-clinical-diagnosis-image-view
#15
Anca Chiriac, Liliana Foia, Marius Florin Coros, Cristian Podoleanu, Simona Stolnicu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296775/giant-hepatic-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-coin-like-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-incidentally-diagnosed-at-autopsy-a-case-report
#16
Decebal Fodor, Simona Gurzu, Anca Otilia Contac, Ioan Jung
RATIONALE: Encephalopathy is a rare complication of hepatic metastases. In this paper we present a case of a patient with lung cancer and metastatic-related giant hepatomegaly. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 78-year-old previously healthy male was admitted in the Emergency room in hepatic coma. DIAGNOSES: The abdominal CT scan examination revealed a huge liver filled with solid nodules. INTERVENTIONS: No interventions were performed...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295859/adverse-effects-of-isotretinoin-a-large-retrospective-review
#17
Piotr Brzezinski, Katarzyna Borowska, Anca Chiriac, Janusz Smigielski
Acne is a very common and disfiguring disease that affects mostly adolescents and, to some extent, adults. The objective of our study was to estimate the adverse effects after isotretinoin by treatment of 3,525 patients due to acne vulgaris in a 5-year observation. Retrospective, comparative study was carried out in Poland and Romania from January 2012 to August 2016. Inclusion criteria into this study were moderate, severe, and nodulocystic inflammatory acne vulgaris. Exclusion criteria were mild acne, pregnant, and lactating women...
March 14, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294327/fibroblast-dynamics-as-an-in-vitro-screening-platform-for-anti-fibrotic-drugs-in-primary-myelofibrosis
#18
Ciprian Tomuleasa, Sonia Selicean, Grigore Gafencu, Bobe Petrushev, Laura Pop, Cristian Berce, Anca Jurj, Adrian Trifa, Ana-Maria Rosu, Sergiu Pasca, Lorand Magdo, Mihnea Zdrenghea, Delia Dima, Alina Tanase, Ioana Frinc, Anca Bojan, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Gabriel Ghiaur, Stefan O Ciurea
Although the cause for bone marrow fibrosis in patients with myelofibrosis remains controversial, it has been hypothesized that it is caused by extensive fibroblast proliferation under the influence of cytokines generated by the malignant megakaryocytes. Moreover, there is no known drug therapy which could reverse the process. We studied the fibroblasts in a novel system using the hanging drop method, evaluated whether the fibroblasts obtain from patients are part of the malignant clone of not and, using this system, we screen a large library of FDA-approved drugs to identify potential drugs candidates that might be useful in the treatment of this disease, specifically which would inhibit fibroblast proliferation and the development of bone marrow fibrosis...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291538/-pyoderma-gangrenosum-associated-with-anti-proteinase-3%C3%A2-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies-pr3-anca-induced-by-propylthiouracil
#19
A Coster, J-L Dargent, N de Visscher, P Levecque, P-P Roquet-Gravy
BACKGROUND: Synthetic antithyroid drugs are often used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism, regardless of aetiology. They may cause various side effects, including the development of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA), ANCA-associated vasculitis, and neutrophilic dermatoses. Propylthiouracil (PTU) is the antithyroid drug most frequently implicated in ANCA-associated diseases specifically involving anti-myeloperoxidase ANCA (MPO-ANCA). To our knowledge, there are no clinical reports describing the association of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and anti-proteinase3-ANCA (PR3-ANCA) induced by PTU, with ANCA levels decreasing after antithyroid drug withdrawal...
March 10, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289874/renal-vasculitis-presenting-with-acute-kidney-injury
#20
Javier Villacorta, Francisco Diaz-Crespo, Mercedes Acevedo, Teresa Cavero, Carmen Guerrero, Manuel Praga, Gema Fernandez-Juarez
Renal failure secondary to ANCA-associated vasculitis represents a clinical and therapeutic challenge. In this study, we aimed to assess the treatment response rates and long-term outcomes of vasculitis patients presenting with renal failure. This retrospective study included 151 patients with renal vasculitis from three hospitals who underwent a renal biopsy between 1997 and 2014. Patients with renal failure which required dialysis at the onset were compared to those presenting with more preserved renal function...
March 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
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