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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332780/differentiation-of-patented-crystalline-glucosamine-sulfate-from-other-glucosamine-preparations-will-optimize-osteoarthritis-treatment
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REVIEW
Sukit Saengnipanthkul, Saranatra Waikakul, Sattaya Rojanasthien, Kitti Totemchokchyakarn, Attarit Srinkapaibulaya, Tai Cheh Chin, Nguyen Mai Hong, Olivier Bruyère, Cyrus Cooper, Jean-Yves Reginster, Myat Lwin
Symptomatic slow-acting drugs for osteoarthritis (SYSADOAs) are recommended for the medium- to long-term management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) due to their abilities to control pain, improve function and delay joint structural changes. Among SYSADOAs, evidence is greatest for the patented crystalline glucosamine sulfate (pCGS) formulation (Mylan). Glucosamine is widely available as glucosamine sulfate (GS) and glucosamine hydrochloride (GH) preparations that vary substantially in molecular form, pharmaceutical formulation and dose regimen...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332366/soluble-cd93-in-serum-as-a-marker-of-allergic-inflammation
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Hye Jung Park, Heejae Han, Sang Chul Lee, Young Woong Son, Da Woon Sim, Kyung Hee Park, Yoon Hee Park, Kyoung Yong Jeong, Jung Won Park, Jae Hyun Lee
PURPOSE: CD93 is receiving renewed attention as a biomarker of inflammation. We aimed to evaluate the potential for serum sCD93 to serve as a novel biomarker for allergic inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 348 subjects with an allergic disease [allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), or bronchial asthma (BA)], including 14 steroid-naïve BA patients who were serially followed-up. RESULTS: The serum sCD93 levels (ng/mL) in patients with exacerbated AR (mean±standard deviation, 153...
May 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329903/-headache-treatment
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Hans Christoph Diener, Dagny Holle-Lee, Steffen Nägel, Charly Gaul
A precondition for the successful treatment of headaches is the correct headache diagnosis. Triptans are effective for attack treatment of migraine and cluster headache. However, there are not effective for the treatment of tension-type headache. For the prevention of frequent episodic migraine betablockers, flunarizine, topiramate and amitriptyline are recommended. For the prevention of chronic migraine evidence is only available for onabotulinumtoxinA and topiramate. For prophylactic treatment of tension-type headaches tricyclic antidepressants are used...
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326219/a-case-of-spontaneous-transdiaphragmatic-intercostal-hernia-with-contralateral-injury-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alexander A Chapman, Steven B Duff
This case report discusses the diagnosis and management of a 67-year-old male presenting with a spontaneous transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia with contralateral intercostal hernia. The patient had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations requiring multiple prolonged courses of steroids. The patient was ultimately diagnosed with computed tomography (CT) and underwent surgical repair via thoracotomy with primary repair of the diaphragmatic defect. The patient's postoperative course was uncomplicated...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324068/bisphenol-a-exposure-ovarian-follicle-numbers-and-female-sex-steroid-hormone-levels-results-from-a-clarity-bpa-study
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Shreya Patel, Emily Brehm, Liying Gao, Saniya Rattan, Ayelet Ziv-Gal, Jodi A Flaws
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical found in thermal receipts, and food and beverage containers. Previous studies have shown that BPA can affect the numbers and health of ovarian follicles and the production of sex steroid hormones, but they often did not include a wide-range of doses of BPA, used a small sample size, focused on relatively short-term exposures to BPA, and/or did not examine the consequences of chronic BPA exposure on the ovaries or steroid levels. Thus, this study was designed to examine the effects of a wide range of doses of BPA on ovarian morphology and sex steroid hormone production...
March 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323492/regulatory-and-exhausted-t-cell-responses-to-aav-capsid
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Gwladys Gernoux, James M Wilson, Christian Mueller
Recombinant adeno-associated viruses are quickly becoming the preferred viral vector for viral gene delivery for the treatment of a wide variety of genetic disorders. However, since their use in a clinical trial targeting Hemophilia B patients 10 years ago, immune responses to AAV capsid appear to have hampered some of the early clinical gene transfer efficacy. Indeed, AAV-based gene transfer has been shown to reactivate capsid-specific memory T cells which have correlated with a decline in AAV transduced tissue in some patients...
March 21, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321847/antenatal-corticosteroids-for-accelerating-fetal-lung-maturation-for-women-at-risk-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Devender Roberts, Julie Brown, Nancy Medley, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Respiratory morbidity including respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a serious complication of preterm birth and the primary cause of early neonatal mortality and disability. While researching the effects of the steroid dexamethasone on premature parturition in fetal sheep in 1969, Liggins found that there was some inflation of the lungs of lambs born at gestations at which the lungs would be expected to be airless. Liggins and Howie published the first randomised controlled trial in humans in 1972 and many others followed...
March 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321344/pituitary-adenoma-and-hyperprolactinemia-accompanied-by-idiopathic-granulomatous-mastitis
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Sebahattin Destek, Vahit Onur Gul, Serkan Ahioglu, Kursat Rahmi Serin
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the breast, and its etiology remains not fully elucidated. IGM is observed more often in patients with autoimmune disease. Hyperprolactinemia is observed during pregnancy, lactation, and a history of oral contraceptive use. A 39-year-old patient with no history of oral contraceptive use presented with complaints such as redness, pain, and swelling in her left breast. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a suspicious inflamed mass lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320793/rct-of-the-effect-of-berryfruit-polyphenolic-cultivar-extract-in-mild-steroid-naive-asthma-a-cross-over-placebo-controlled-study
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Sharon Power, Mathew Williams, Alex Semprini, Claire Munro, Rachel Caswell-Smith, Janine Pilcher, Mark Holliday, James Fingleton, Jacquie Harper, Roger Hurst, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley, Irene Braithwaite
OBJECTIVE: There is preclinical evidence that consumption of berryfruit extract may reduce chronic airways inflammation and modify airway remodelling in allergen-induced models of lung inflammation. We investigated the effect of berryfruit extract on the fractional expired nitric oxide (FeNO), a biomarker of eosinophilic airways inflammation, in adults with steroid-naïve asthma. DESIGN: Randomised placebo-controlled cross-over double-blind trial. SETTING: Single-centre community-based trial...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315483/functional-proteomic-analysis-of-corticosteroid-pharmacodynamics-in-rat-liver-relationship-to-hepatic-stress-signaling-energy-regulation-and-drug-metabolism
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Vivaswath S Ayyar, Richard R Almon, Debra C DuBois, Siddharth Sukumaran, Jun Qu, William J Jusko
Corticosteroids (CS) are anti-inflammatory agents that cause extensive pharmacogenomic and proteomic changes in multiple tissues. An understanding of the proteome-wide effects of CS in liver and its relationships to altered hepatic and systemic physiology remains incomplete. Here, we report the application of a functional pharmacoproteomic approach to gain integrated insight into the complex nature of CS responses in liver in vivo. An in-depth functional analysis was performed using rich pharmacodynamic (temporal-based) proteomic data measured over 66h in rat liver following a single dose of methylprednisolone (MPL)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314425/characteristics-of-hearts-at-necropsy-in-patients-treated-chronically-with-prednisone-the-corticosteroid-heart
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William C Roberts, Vera S Won, Anupama Vasudevan, Joseph M Guileyardo
It is known that long-term corticosteroid therapy increases fatty deposits in several human tissues. To quantify the quantity of fatty deposits in the heart in patients on prednisone, we examined the heart at necropsy in 37 patients who had received long-term corticosteroid therapy (prednisone in 34) and compared certain findings in them to those in 194 (steroid-naïve) patients also studied at necropsy at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, in a 3-year period (2013, 2014, and 2015). Significant differences between the 2 groups were found in age, gender, and frequency of coronary artery disease but not in body mass index, frequency of massive cardiac adiposity, heart weight, or frequency of systemic hypertension or diabetes mellitus...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306321/eosinophilia-frequent-exacerbations-and-steroid-response-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Peter M A Calverley, Kay Tetzlaff, Claus Vogelmeier, Leonardo M Fabbri, Helgo Magnussen, Emiel F M Wouters, William Mezzanotte, Bernd Disse, Helen Finnigan, Guus Asijee, Christoph Hallmann, Henrik Watz
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March 17, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301045/beneficial-effect-of-ustekinumab-in-familial-pityriasis-rubra-pilaris-with-a-new-missense-mutation-in-card14
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S M Lwin, C-K Hsu, L Liu, H-Y Huang, N J Levell, J A McGrath
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) represents a group of rare chronic inflammatory skin disorders in which ~1 in 20 affected individuals show autosomal dominant inheritance. In such cases, there may be gain-of-function mutations in CARD14, encoding caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 14 (CARD14) that activates the non-canonical nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) pathway, thereby promoting cutaneous inflammation. Here, we report a mother and son with PRP due to a new missense mutation in CARD14 and describe the beneficial clinical effects of ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody against interleukins-12 and -23, in both subjects...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300574/sex-steroid-receptor-expression-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Mitra Mehrad, Humberto E Trejo Bittar, Samuel A Yousem
Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is characterized by progressive scarring of the lungs and is associated with high morbidity and mortality despite therapeutic interventions. Sex steroid receptors have been demonstrated to play an important role in chronic lung conditions; however, their significance is unknown in patients with UIP. We retrospectively reviewed 40 idiopathic UIP cases for the expression of hormonal receptors. Forty cases including 10 normal lung, 10 cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), 10 idiopathic organizing diffuse alveolar damage (DAD), 7 hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and 3 nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis (NSIP) served as controls...
March 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300323/acquired-perforating-dermatosis-clinicopathological-study-of-31-cases-emphasizing-pathogenesis-and-treatment
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Ana Julia García-Malinis, Elena Del Valle Sánchez, María Pilar Sánchez-Salas, Elena Del Prado, Carmen Coscojuela, Yolanda Gilaberte
BACKGROUND: Acquired perforating dermatosis (APD) is a rare group of skin disorders of unknown aetiology and pathogenesis, and is associated with several systemic diseases. OBJECTIVE: We review the clinicopathological features, associated systemic diseases, and treatment response in a series of APD patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of all patients histologically diagnosed with APD in Hospital San Jorge (Huesca, Spain) between 2002 and 2014...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299617/methyl-caffeate-and-some-plant-constituents-inhibit-age-related-inflammation-effects-on-senescence-associated-secretory-phenotype-sasp-formation
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Hyun Lim, Byung Kyu Park, Sook Young Shin, Yong Soo Kwon, Hyun Pyo Kim
During aging, cells secrete molecules called senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). They constitute chronic low-grade inflammation environment to adjacent cells and tissues. In order to find inhibiting agents of SASP formation, 113 plant constituents were incubated with BJ fibroblasts for 6 days after treatment with bleomycin. Several plant constituents showed considerable inhibition of IL-6 production, a representative SASP marker. These plant constituents included anthraquinones such as aurantio-obtusin, flavonoids including astragalin, iristectorigenin A, iristectorigenin B, linarin, lignans including lariciresinol 9-O-glucoside and eleutheroside E, phenylpropanoids such as caffeic acid and methyl caffeate, steroid (ophiopogonin), and others like centauroside, rhoifolin and scoparone...
March 15, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298750/comparison-of-fluoroscopic-guided-transforaminal-epidural-injections-of-steroid-and-local-anaesthetic-with-conservative-management-in-patients-with-chronic-lumbar-radiculopathies
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Nandita Mehta, Misbah Salaria, A Q Salaria
BACKGROUND: Chronic lumbar radiculopathy is a common medical problem and the treatment modalities used over years have been many ranging from conservative or symptomatic management to open decompression surgery. This study was aimed at to compare two modalities of treatment, i.e., conservative and lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 120 patients of American Society of Anesthesiology class - (a healthy patient or a patient with mild systemic disease) were randomized to two groups...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297727/new-knowledge-about-old-drugs-the-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-cardiac-glycosides
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Robert Fürst, Ilse Zündorf, Theo Dingermann
In the 19th century, cardio-active steroid glycosides, shortly cardiac glycosides, were scientifically established as drugs against heart failure. Their in vivo, cellular, and molecular actions as well as their predominant target, Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase, have been comprehensively investigated in the 20th century and the discovery of endogenous cardiac glycosides has fostered this research field. In the last years, however, results from clinical trials and meta-analyses have questioned their therapeutic value due to efficacy and safety issues...
March 15, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295822/anterior-rectus-sheath-blocks-in-children-with-abdominal-wall-pain-due-to-anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-a-prospective-case-series-of-85-children
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Murid Siawash, Frederique Mol, Walther Tjon-A-Ten, Christel Perquin, Percy van Eerten, Ernst van Heurn, Rudi Roumen, Marc Scheltinga
BACKGROUND: Chronic abdominal pain in children may be caused by the anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. Local nerve blocks are recommended as an initial treatment in adults. Evidence on effectiveness and safety of such a treatment in children is lacking. AIM: Our aim was to study outcome and adverse events of anterior rectus sheath blocks in childhood anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. METHODS: Patients <18 years of age receiving anterior rectus sheath blocks were prospectively followed...
March 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295192/state-of-the-art-how-i-manage-immune-thrombocytopenia
#20
REVIEW
Nichola Cooper
The management of patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is rapidly evolving. Over the last 15 years, a number of novel treatments have improved practice, with many steroid-sparing agents and a reduction in the progression to splenectomy. Although this has improved clinical care, many therapeutic challenges remain. There is no diagnostic test, no biomarkers to direct treatment and few comparative studies to help management decisions. Development of up to date guidelines is difficult with little high-grade evidence...
March 10, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
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