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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725969/mastocytosis-from-a-molecular-point-of-view
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Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Todd Rambasek, Stefan Wöhrl
Mast cells (MCs) are physiologically activated by binding of stem cell factor (SCF) to the extracellular domains of the Kit receptor. This binding increases the proliferation and prolongs the survival of normal mature MCs, as well as intensifies the release of mediators. In mastocytosis, somatic mutations of the coding Kit gene cause autocrine dysregulation and lead to constitutive KIT activation even in the absence of its ligand SCF. Clinical symptoms are caused by MC-mediator release and/or infiltration of MCs into tissues...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724883/calcium-prepartions-do-not-inhibit-allergic-reactions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Klaudia Matysiak, Michał Matuszewski, Wojciech Feleszko
INTRODUCTION    Massive consumption of dietary supplements, including vitamins and minerals, has recently became a serious public issue in Europe. When ingested, they may negatively affect pharmacological activity of various medications, including anti-allergic drugs. Calcium preparations are well-known and commonly used in some European countries as a popular remedy for allergy-related skin reactions, such as itching, erythema and wheals, as well as insect bites. However, their action has not been reliably proven yet...
June 27, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724438/synergy-between-dinotefuran-and-fipronil-against-the-cat-flea-ctenocephalides-felis-improved-onset-of-action-and-residual-speed-of-kill-in-adult-cats
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Romain Delcombel, Hamadi Karembe, Bakela Nare, Audrey Burton, Julian Liebenberg, Josephus Fourie, Marie Varloud
BACKGROUND: The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis felis (C. felis), is a cosmopolitan hematophagous ectoparasite, and is considered to be the most prevalent flea species in both Europe and the USA. Clinical signs frequently associated with flea bites include pruritus, dermatitis and in severe cases even pyodermatitis and alopecia. Ctenocephalides felis is also a vector for several pathogens and is an intermediate host for the cestode Dipylidium caninum. Treatment of cats with a fast-acting pulicide, that is persistently effective in protecting the animal against re-infestation, is therefore imperative to their health...
July 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720208/treatment-of-uremic-pruritus-a-systematic-review
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Elizabeth Simonsen, Paul Komenda, Blake Lerner, Nicole Askin, Clara Bohm, James Shaw, Navdeep Tangri, Claudio Rigatto
BACKGROUND: Uremic pruritus is a common and burdensome symptom afflicting patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and has been declared a priority for CKD research by patients. The optimal treatments for uremic pruritus are not well defined. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING & POPULATION: Adult patients with advanced CKD (stage ≥ 3) or receiving any form of dialysis. SELECTION CRITERIA FOR STUDIES: PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717339/pregabalin-and-uremic-pruritus
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Khichar Purnaram Shubhakaran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710680/development-of-a-novel-tool-to-assess-the-impact-of-itching-in-pediatric-cholestasis
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Binita M Kamath, Linda Abetz-Webb, Ciara Kennedy, Bonnie Hepburn, Martha Gauthier, Nathan Johnson, Sharon Medendorp, Alejandro Dorenbaum, Lora Todorova, Benjamin L Shneider
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to develop a clinical outcome assessment (COA) for itching in children with cholestatic pruritus. METHODS: This prospective study aimed to enroll patients aged 4-30 years with Alagille syndrome (ALGS) or progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 1 and caregivers of patients aged 5 months to 14 years. Eligible patients experienced itching during ≥3 of the 7 days before enrollment and had not undergone liver transplant or surgical interruption of the enterohepatic circulation...
July 14, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709788/making-sense-of-metal-allergy-and-hypersensitivity-to-metallic-implants-in-relation-to-hand-surgery
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REVIEW
Thomas J Christensen, Shefali A Samant, Alexander Y Shin
All metals implanted into a biological system undergo some degree of corrosion depending upon its composition. The electrochemical process of corrosion produces free metal ions, which may activate the host's immune system through a variety of mechanisms. Whereas dermal metal hypersensitivity is common, affecting 10% to 15% of the population, the immune reaction from implanted metals is much less common (< 0.1%), but has been associated with metal allergy and hypersensitivity producing a multitude of patient symptoms...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709566/selected-comorbidities-of-atopic-dermatitis-atopy-neuropsychiatric-and-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Jonathan I Silverberg
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic pruritic inflammatory skin disease with substantial morbidity and quality of life impairment. There are a number of comorbid health problems that occur in patients with AD, aside from the cutaneous signs and symptoms. Chronic pruritus and inflammation can lead to sleep disturbances and mental health symptoms, which are not mutually exclusive. AD is associated with and may predispose to higher risk of other atopic disorders, including asthma and hay fever. Persons with AD appear to be at higher risk for multiple neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, speech disorders in childhood, headaches, and seizures...
July 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709117/increased-risk-of-bipolar-disorder-in-patients-with-scabies-a-nationwide-population-based-matched-cohort-study
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Chien-Yu Lin, Fung-Wei Chang, Jing-Jung Yang, Chun-Hung Chang, Chia-Lun Yeh, Wei-Te Lei, Chun-Fa Huang, Jui-Ming Liu, Ren-Jun Hsu
Both scabies and bipolar disorder (BD) are common and troublesome disorders. There are several similarities in both diseases: pruritus, a higher prevalence in crowded environments, and cytokine-mediated inflammatory processes in the pathophysiology. We conducted this nationwide population-based study to investigate the possible relationship between scabies and BD. Based on the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan, a total of 7096 patients with scabies were identified as a study group and 28,375 matched patients as a control...
July 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707488/efficacy-of-oxytocin-vs-carbetocin-in-prevention-of-postpartum-hemorrhage-after-cesarean-section-under-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Robabeh Taheripanah, Amal Shoman, Mohammad Ali Karimzadeh, Marzieh Zamaniyan, Narges Malih
OBJECTIVE: To compare the use of carbetocin and oxytocin in prevention of postpartum hemorrhage after cesarean section. METHODS: The present study was a prospective double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial performed in two university based hospitals in Tehran, Iran. Two hundred twenty women with the gestational age of more than 37 weeks, who needed cesarean operation, participated in the study. Patients were assigned to receive either a single 100 µg IV dose of carbetocin or a standard 30-international unit IV infusion of oxytocin during 2 hours after delivery of placenta...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707054/frequency-and-management-of-sleep-disturbance-in-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Caleb Jeon, Di Yan, Mio Nakamura, Sahil Sekhon, Tina Bhutani, Timothy Berger, Wilson Liao
INTRODUCTION: Intense nocturnal pruritus as well as the complex pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) can severely affect sleep and become a major factor in negatively impacting quality of life in adults. However, much of the literature on sleep disturbance in AD patients is on the pediatric population, and it is not well studied in adults. Furthermore, limited studies are available to guide effective management of sleep disturbance in AD in general. We review the literature to present the studies that have investigated the relationship between AD and its effect on sleep in adults and provide an approach for clinicians caring for this population...
July 13, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706336/palmoplantar-exfoliation-due-to-chloroquine
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Pragya Ashok Nair, Trusha Patel
Chloroquine is the drug very frequently used for the treatment of malaria. It is also used in amebiasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and various dermatological conditions. Chloroquine can cause muscle problems, loss of appetite, and diarrhea as a side effect. Cutaneous toxicity includes pruritus, hair loss, photosensitivity, and color changes. Exfoliation of skin over palms and soles is caused by chemotherapeutic drugs such as axitinib, fluorouracil, idarubicin, doxorubicin, sunitinib, sorafenib, and paclitaxel. Here, a case of a 40-year-old female is presented who developed palmoplantar exfoliation with depigmentation after taking chloroquine...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705521/multiple-epidermolytic-acanthomas-on-the-scrotum-what-genital-pruritus-can-reveal
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P García-Martínez, L Curto-Barredo, R Rovira-López, R M Pujol
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703903/dosage-optimization-of-nemolizumab-using-population-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling-and-simulation
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Tomohisa Saito, Satofumi Iida, Kimio Terao, Yuji Kumagai
Nemolizumab is a humanized anti-interleukin-31 receptor A monoclonal antibody for treating atopic dermatitis, and it especially improves pruritus. The objective of the simulation study was to optimize the dose regimen using a flat dose. The serum nemolizumab concentration and pruritus visual analog scale as an efficacy end point were modeled using the population analysis approach in 299 patients with atopic dermatitis who received placebo or doses between 0.1 and 3 mg/kg as a single dose once every 4 weeks or 2 mg/kg once every 8 weeks...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702987/quality-of-life-and-psychological-disturbances-in-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis-in-the-czech-republic
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E Březinová, M Nečas, V Vašků
Atopic dermatitis (AD) leads to severe psychosocial disturbances that are quite frequently underestimated. We evaluate the quality of life (QoL) of adult patients with AD and their family members using DLQI, B-IPQ, FDLQI questionnaires, observe psychopathological features with CAQ II questionnaire and evaluate correlations between QoL, psychological disturbances and objective/subjective parameters of disease severity. A reduction in QoL has been proven by all questionnaires with statistically significant relationships between all of them...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702966/possible-role-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-diseases-of-dermatological-interest
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C Guarneri, J Lotti, M Fioranelli, M G Roccia, T Lotti, F Guarneri
Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative, flagellate, microaerophilic bacterium identified for the first time about 30 years ago, as a pathogenic factor of gastritis and peptic ulcer. Soon after, it was linked to several gastrointestinal and extra-gastrointestinal diseases (hematological, cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary and ocular diseases, obesity, diabetes mellitus, growth retardation and extragastric MALT lymphoma). Association and possible cause-effect correlation with H. pylori infection were suggested in diseases of dermatological interest such as chronic urticaria, rosacea, Henoch-Schoenleins purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, cutaneous and oral lichen planus, atopic dermatitis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, systemic sclerosis, psoriasis, Sjögrens syndrome, Behçet's disease, pruritus, alopecia areata, primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphomas, vitiligo, chronic prurigo, multiformis, prurigo nodularis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, prurigo pigmentosa, eczema nummulare, primary cutaneous MALT-type lymphoma, sublamina densa-type linear IgA bullous dermatosis, Sweet's syndrome, cutaneous T-cell pseudolymphoma and pemphigus vulgaris...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698528/inflammatory-and-noninflammatory-itch-implications-in-pathophysiology-directed-treatments
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REVIEW
Lai-San Wong, Tiffany Wu, Chih-Hung Lee
Itch is the main chief complaint in patients visiting dermatologic clinics and has the ability to deeply impair life quality. Itch results from activation of cutaneous nerve endings by noxious stimuli such as inflammatory mediators, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, causing itch signal transduction from peripheral skin, through the spinal cord and thalamus, to the brain cortex. Primarily noninflammatory diseases, such as uremic pruritus, cause itch through certain pruritogens in the skin. In inflammatory skin diseases, atopic dermatitis (AD) is the prototypic disease causing intensive itch by aberrant skin inflammation and epidermal barrier disruption...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698442/incidence-of-ophthalmic-disorders-in-patients-treated-with-the-antineoplastic-agent-s-1
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Kanae Moriya, Hisanori Shimizu, Satoko Handa, Tadanori Sasaki, Yasutsuna Sasaki, Haruo Takahashi, Seigo Nakamura, Hitoshi Yoshida, Yasuhisa Kato
S-1 is an oral antineoplastic agent containing tegafur, gimeracil, and oteracil potassium. Recently, ophthalmic disorders, particularly epiphora, have been reported. We retrospectively investigated the incidence of ophthalmic disorders in patients treated with a regimen containing S-1 at our institution. Ophthalmic disorders were noted in 28 of 261 patients(10.7%). These included epiphora(17 cases), eye discharge(10 cases), conjunctivitis(6cases ), blurred vision(3 cases), and eye discomfort(2 cases), as well as eye pain, pruritus, dry eye, hordeolum, and visual loss(1 case each)...
June 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698009/a-randomised-open-label-phase-2-study-of-the-ido1-inhibitor-epacadostat-incb024360-versus-tamoxifen-as-therapy-for-biochemically-recurrent-ca-125-relapse-only-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-primary-peritoneal-carcinoma-or-fallopian-tube-cancer
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Rebecca Kristeleit, Irina Davidenko, Vadim Shirinkin, Fatima El-Khouly, Igor Bondarenko, Michael J Goodheart, Vera Gorbunova, Carol A Penning, Jack G Shi, Xiangdong Liu, Robert C Newton, Yufan Zhao, Janet Maleski, Lance Leopold, Russell J Schilder
OBJECTIVE: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) is a key regulator of immune tolerance in ovarian cancer. This study investigated efficacy and safety of the IDO1 enzyme inhibitor epacadostat versus tamoxifen in patients with biochemical-only recurrence (CA-125 elevation) following complete remission after first-line chemotherapy for advanced epithelial ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. METHODS: In this open-label, phase 2 study (NCT01685255), patients were randomised 1:1 to epacadostat 600mg or tamoxifen 20mg twice daily for successive 28-day cycles and stratified by time since completion of first-line chemotherapy to first CA-125 elevation (3 to <12 or ≥12months)...
July 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697871/patterns-of-antimicrobial-agent-prescription-in-a-sentinel-population-of-canine-and-feline-veterinary-practices-in-the-united-kingdom
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D A Singleton, F Sánchez-Vizcaíno, S Dawson, P H Jones, P J M Noble, G L Pinchbeck, N J Williams, A D Radford
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly important global health threat and the use of antimicrobial agents is a key risk factor in its development. This study describes antimicrobial agent prescription (AAP) patterns over a 2year period using electronic health records (EHRs) from booked consultations in a network of 457 sentinel veterinary premises in the United Kingdom. A semi-automated classification methodology was used to map practitioner defined product codes in 918,333 EHRs from 413,870 dogs and 352,730 EHRs from 200,541 cats, including 289,789 AAPs...
June 2017: Veterinary Journal
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