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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731582/granuloma-of-the-labial-minor-salivary-glands-in-tuberculosis
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Adriana Handra-Luca
Minor salivary gland granuloma is rare in tuberculosis. We present a case of labial minor salivary gland granulomas occurring in the course of tuberculosis along with skin, mediastinal and liver granulomas. The patient (46-year-old man) presented with asthenia, nocturne transpiration, weight loss and compressive thoracic adenopathies. The angiotensin I converting enzyme was elevated as well as calcemia. The QuantiFERON test and culture of a mediastinal specimen were positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis ...
January 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730511/do-mothers-who-are-anxious-during-pregnancy-have-inattentive-children
#2
Blanca Bolea-Alamañac, Simon Jc Davies, Jonathan Evans, Carol Joinson, Rebecca Pearson, Petros Skapinakis, Alan Emond
BACKGROUND: Maternal somatic anxiety during pregnancy may affect neural foetal development via corticoid pathways. Using a large epidemiological cohort, this study explores the relationship between maternal somatic anxiety in pregnancy and child scores on the Test of Everyday Attention in Children (TEA-Ch). METHODS: Linear regression was used to analyse the association of maternal somatic anxiety during pregnancy and performance of children on three subtests of the TEA-Ch at age 8...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721463/trapeziometacarpal-joint-osteoarthritis-a-prospective-trial-on-two-widespread-conservative-therapies
#3
Lorenzo Rocchi, Antonio Merolli, Laura Giordani, Caterina Albensi, Calogero Foti
Introduction: The trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA) is at the origin of important secondary functional disability to pinch as well as a painful grip. Several conservative therapies are often considered in the early stages of TMC OA to decrease pain, recover function and slow the evolution of OA. They include massage therapy, heat applications, stretching of the first web span and assisted mobilization of the TMC joint. However, as with other arthritic joints, many physicians often suggest administering intra-articular corticosteroids...
October 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709927/effect-of-eplerenone-on-the-glomerular-filtration-rate-gfr-in-primary-aldosteronism-sequential-changes-in-the-gfr-during-preoperative-eplerenone-treatment-to-subsequent-adrenalectomy
#4
Yujiro Nakano, Takanobu Yoshimoto, Tatsuya Fukuda, Masanori Murakami, Ryotaro Bouchi, Isao Minami, Koshi Hashimoto, Yasuhisa Fujii, Kazunori Kihara, Yoshihiro Ogawa
Objective Eplerenone (EPL) is a mineralo-corticoid receptor antagonist that is highly selective and has few side effects. This study was conducted to examine whether or not EPL treatment was able to reverse glomerular hyperfiltration, as an indicator of aldosterone renal action, in primary aldosteronism (PA) patients. Methods Changes in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (ΔGFR) were examined in 102 PA patients with EPL treatment. Furthermore, the sequential ΔGFR in 40 patients initially treated with EPL followed by adrenalectomy was examined in order to evaluate the extent of the remaining glomerular hyperfiltration in the patients treated with EPL...
April 27, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701415/antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-acute-postpartum-limb-ischemia
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Inês Antunes, Carlos Pereira, Rui Machado, Duarte Rego, Vitor Ferreira, João Gonçalves, Gabriela Teixeira, Carlos Veiga, Daniel Mendes, Rui Almeida
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis of Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) implies the identification of antiphospoholipid antibodies and arterial/venous thrombosis or pregnancy loss. During pregnancy, there is an increased risk of thrombotic complications. METHODS: Present a case of acute lower limb ischemia in a patient with APS during postpartum period Materials/ Methods: review of a clinical case and available literature Results: Patient diagnosed with APS (triple antibody positive and antecedent of 3 previous abortions) underwent cesarean at 29 weeks of gestation...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699872/methods-in-endogenous-steroid-profiling-a-comparison-of-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-gc-ms-with-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-sfc-ms-ms
#6
Juliane Teubel, Bernhard Wüst, Carola G Schipke, Oliver Peters, Maria Kristina Parr
In various fields of endocrinology, the determination of steroid hormones synthesised by the human body plays an important role. Research on central neurosteroids has been intensified within the last years, as they are discussed as biomarkers for various cognitive disorders. Their concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are considered to be regulated independently from peripheral fluids. For that reason, the challenging matrix CSF becomes a very interesting specimen for analysis. Concentrations are expected to be very low and available amount of CSF is limited...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664511/bullous-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-case-report
#7
Trinidad Hasbún, Ximena Chaparro, Viera Kaplan, Felipe Cavagnaro, Alex Castro
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) or IgA Vasculitis is the most common childhood vasculitis. The classic tetrad of signs and symptoms include palpable purpura, arthralgia, abdominal pain and renal disease. The occurrence of hemorrhagic bullae in children with HSP is rarely encountered. Objec tive: To report an unusual cutaneous manifestation of HSP in children. CASE REPORT: A 14-year-old girl complained about a 2-week painful bullous rash in both lower extremities and multiple arthral gias...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603827/differences-between-acute-onset-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-a-cidp-and-acute-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-aidp-in-adult-patients
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Lucas Alessandro, José M Pastor Rueda, Miguel Wilken, Luis A Querol Gutiérrez, Mariano Marrodán, Julián N Acosta, Alberto Rivero, Fabio Barroso, Mauricio F Farez
Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP) and Acute-onset Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (A-CIDP) are conditions presenting overlapping clinical features during early stages (first 4 weeks), although the latter may progress after 8 weeks. The aim of this study was to identify predictive factors contributing to their differential diagnosis. Clinical records of adult patients with AIDP or A-CIDP diagnosed at our institution between January-2006 and July-2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 30, 2018: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595560/spironolactone-as-a-therapeutic-alternative-for-the-bullous-variant-of-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Eva C Ramos-Yau, Ediberto Muñoz-Domínguez, Silvia P Contreras-Mérida, Luis M Valencia-Londoño
PURPOSE: To report a case of the bullous variant of central serous chorioretinopathy successfully treated with spironolactone, a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. METHODS: Case report of a patient including fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, and color fundus photography. RESULTS: Initially managed as a multifocal choroiditis, the use of oral and peribulbar corticoids worsened the serous retinal detachment. Taking in consideration this response, she was then diagnosed with a bullous variant of central serous chorioretinopathy and treated with 50 mg of spironolactone per day...
March 27, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594223/late-cutaneous-effects-of-a-local-potent-steroid-during-adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-breast-cancer
#10
Eva Ulff, Marianne Maroti, Jörgen Serup, Mats Nilsson, Ursula Falkmer
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether treatment with a local potent corticosteroid during adjuvant external radiotherapy (ERT) of breast cancer is associated with late skin toxicity. Material and methods: Sixty patients (32 treated with potent corticoid cream versus 28 controls treated with moisturizer) who had been included in a randomized study on prophylactic local corticosteroid treatment under adjuvant ERT in 2009 and 2010 were subjected to a follow-up study in 2016...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579858/visceral-leishmaniasis-in-renal-transplant-recipients-report-of-2-cases
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F Clavijo Sánchez, T Vázquez Sánchez, M Cabello Díaz, V E Sola Moyano, C Jironada Gallego, D Hernández Marrero
Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease caused by the protozoan Leishmania and is transmitted by Lutzomyia longipalpis (sand fly). It is an endemic parasitic infection in numerous areas around the Mediterranean basin. Though immunocompetent patients may not develop the disease, in transplant recipients the use of corticoids and intensified immunosuppressants to prevent graft rejection may accelerate the disease, causing severe damage to the liver, spleen, and hematopoietic system. We report 2 cases of visceral leishmaniasis with an atypical presentation in transplant recipients...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564593/advances-in-heart-failure-therapy-in-pediatric-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Stefan Rupp, Christian Jux
While in adults major advances in heart failure therapy in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy were documented in the last two decades, research on the mechanism and therapies of heart failure in children with left ventricular dilated cardiomyopathy has lagged behind. Despite the lack of sufficient randomized prospective studies, ACE inhibitors are first line and ß-receptor antagonists are second-line strategies in children. Following the adult guidelines, without having data concerning the pediatric population, mineral corticoids are also accepted in the treatment of pediatric heart failure, while diuretics should only be used to achieve a euvolemic status...
March 22, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481854/a-possible-principal-function-of-corticosteroid-signaling-that-is-conserved-in-vertebrate-evolution-lessons-from-receptor-knockout-small-fish
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REVIEW
Tatsuya Sakamoto, Susumu Hyodo, Wataru Takagi
Corticosteroid receptors are critical for homeostasis maintenance, but understanding of the principal roles of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) throughout vertebrates is limited. Lines of constitutive GR-knockout zebrafish and MR-knockout medaka have recently been generated as the first adult-viable corticosteroid receptor-knockout animals, in contrast to the lethality of these receptor knockouts in mice. Here, we describe behavioral and physiological modifications following disruption of corticosteroid receptor function in these animal models...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469793/lesiones-subcut%C3%A3-neas-dolorosas-en-paciente-con-melanoma-metast%C3%A3-sico-un-caso-de-paniculitis-linfoc%C3%A3-tica-asociado-a-vemurafenib
#14
Felipe Benavente-Villegas, Francisco Ferrando-Roca, Raquel Dolz-Gaitón, María Royo-Peiró
Vemurafenib ha probado ser una herramienta útil en el tratamiento de melanoma metastásico con mutación BRAF-V600E. Los efectos adversos incluyen artralgias, fatiga y toxicidad cutánea, siendo infrecuente la paniculitis. Presentamos el caso de una paciente de 43 años con melanoma metastásico que desarrolla lesiones subcutáneas dolorosas en miembros inferiores y superiores, asociadas a clínica sistémica después de 2 semanas de inicio de tratamiento con Vemurafenib + Cobimetinib. La histología demostró paniculitis linfocitaria septal y lobulillar...
October 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433019/exposure-to-bisphenols-and-parabens-during-pregnancy-and-relations-to-steroid-changes
#15
Lucie Kolatorova, Jana Vitku, Richard Hampl, Karolina Adamcova, Tereza Skodova, Marketa Simkova, Antonin Parizek, Luboslav Starka, Michaela Duskova
BACKGROUND: The harmful effects of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on human health are generally well-known, and exposure during fetal development may have lasting effects. Fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) has been recently relatively well-studied; however, less is known about alternatives such as bisphenol S (BPS), bisphenol F (BPF) and bisphenol AF (BPAF), which have started to appear in consumer products. Parabens are another widespread group of EDCs, with confirmed transplacental passage...
May 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417209/rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-due-to-anti-mda5-antibodies-without-skin-involvement-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
REVIEW
Juan González-Moreno, Manuel Raya-Cruz, Ines Losada-Lopez, Ana Paula Cacheda, Cristina Oliver, Bartomeu Colom
Anti-MDA5 antibodies have been strongly associated with rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease (RP-ILD) in dermatomyositis (DM) patients, especially in the clinically amyopathic subset (CADM). We present a case of anti-MDA5 antibody-associated RP-ILD in a patient with arthritis but with no other clinical signs suggestive of DM or CADM successfully treated with a combination of cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine and corticoids. A review of the literature was also done. Despite its rarity, anti-MDA5 antibody-associated ILD should be suspected in cases of RP-ILD even without other signs of DM or CADM as prompt and aggressive treatment could improve prognosis...
February 7, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321018/management-and-attitudes-about-ipf-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-among-physicians-from-latin-america
#17
Iván Cherrez-Ojeda, Vincent Cottin, Juan Carlos Calderón, César Delgado, Erick Calero, Daniel Simanca-Racines, Silvia Quadrelli, Annia Cherrez
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to assess current practice patterns and attitudes towards diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients in Latin America. METHODS: A Cross-sectional survey was developed and up to 455 physicians were enrolled. We used a rigorous method of validation using the translated version of the AIR Survey. RESULTS: Mean age was 47.5 years (SD 12.6) with 20.4 years (SD 12.3) of practice...
January 10, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311198/fungal-peritonitis-caused-by-rhodotorula-mucilaginosa-in-a-capd-patient-treated-with-liposomal-amphotericin-b-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Frédéric Franconieri, Julie Bonhomme, Aline Doriot, Cécile Bonnamy, Maxence Ficheux, Thierry Lobbedez, Clémence Béchade
Rhodotorula mucilaginosa is a ubiquitous yeast that may cause serious peritoneal dialysis (PD) infections. A 70-year-old man receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) for 6 months presented with a PD infection caused by Rhodotorula mucilaginosa The patient was treated with intravenous liposomal amphotericin B. His peritoneal catheter was simultaneously removed and reinserted. To date, only 10 cases of Rhodotorula CAPD infections have been reported. Catheters, corticoids, cancer, and previous antibiotic therapy were the main risk factors for these infections...
January 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290619/-a-giant-cell-arteritis-revealing-a-goodpasture-s-syndrome
#19
Pascaline M Alix, Amélie Belloi, Émilie Berthoux, Frédérique Dijoud, Emmanuel Villar, Caroline Pariset
Goodpasture's syndrome is a triad of anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) circulating antibodies, glomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhage. We reported a 65-year-old woman with headaches, asthenia and weight loss. Giant cell arteritis was confirmed by temporal artery biopsy. The patient had associated renal condition with moderate acute renal failure, proteinuria and haematuria. Renal biopsy showed extracapillary glomerulonephritis and linear staining of immunoglobulins G along glomerular basement membrane...
December 28, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288858/risk-factors-associated-with-meningitis-after-neurosurgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-a-chinese-hospital
#20
Shengsen Chen, An Cui, Kangkang Yu, Chong Huang, Mengqi Zhu, Mingquan Chen
BACKGROUND: Meningitis is a serious complication occurring after neurosurgical operations, which can result in severe morbidity and high mortality. This retrospective cohort study aimed to determine the risk factors of postoperative meningitis in a large clinical center of neurosurgery in China. METHODS: Patients who underwent a neurosurgical procedure between January 2014 and December 2015 were selected, and 1016 cases were included our final analysis. On the basis of propensity scores, 84 patients with postoperative meningitis were successfully matched to 84 patients without postoperative meningitis...
March 2018: World Neurosurgery
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