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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549148/risk-factors-for-invasive-fungal-disease-in-pediatric-cancer-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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Brian T Fisher, Paula D Robinson, Thomas Lehrnbecher, William J Steinbach, Theoklis E Zaoutis, Bob Phillips, Lillian Sung
Background.: Although a number of risk factors have been associated with invasive fungal disease (IFD), a systematic review of the literature to document pediatric-specific factors has not been performed. Methods.: We used the Ovid SP platform to search Medline, Medline In-Process, and Embase for studies that identified risk factors for IFD in children with cancer or those who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We included studies if they consisted of children or adolescents (<25 years) who were receiving treatment for cancer or undergoing HSCT and if the study evaluated risk factors among patients with and those without IFD...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544467/a-survey-on-the-beliefs-and-knowledge-of-gout-management-in-new-medical-graduates-new-south-wales-australia
#2
Matthew Terrill, John Riordan
AIM: To assess the beliefs and knowledge of gout management in new medical graduates. METHOD: A survey on gout management was sent to new medical graduates during their orientation week, New South Wales, Australia. RESULTS: Of 15 hospital networks, 11 agreed to participate. From these, 168 graduates responded (23.7% response rate). Most (81.1%) felt that gout was a serious disease, 51.2% answered that they had been taught adequately to manage acute gout, only 37...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544314/low-intensity-endurance-exercise-plus-nandrolone-decanoate-modulates-cardiac-adiponectin-and-its-receptors
#3
A Karimi, S Joukar, H Najafipour, Y Masoumi-Ardakani, B Shahouzehi
Vast adverse effects of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AASs) on athletes' cardiovascular systems have been reported. However, there is still a lack of adequate information regarding the pathways and mechanisms involved. We tested the hypothesis that adiponectin and its receptors in the heart may be affected by long-term use of AASs alongside exercising. Male Wistar rats were randomized into the control (CTL), exercise (EX), nandrolone (Nan), arachis (Arach) group which treated with arachis as vehicle, trained vehicle (EX+Arach) and trained nandrolone (EX+Nan) groups that were treated for 8 weeks...
March 2017: Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543448/successful-treatment-of-pure-red-cell-aplasia-because-of-abo-major-mismatched-stem-cell-transplant
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Katie Sackett, Claudia S Cohn, Kayla Fahey-Ahrndt, Angela R Smith, Andrew D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a well-documented potential side effect of ABO major mismatched allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. This side effect may be self-limiting, but is sometimes treated using modalities such as steroids, antithymocyte globulin, donor lymphocyte infusions, rituximab, or plasma exchanges. Another well-documented cause of pure red cell aplasia is a chronic parvovirus B19 infection, which may be seen in immunocompromised hosts. The treatment of this cause of PRCA includes removal of immunosuppression, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), or rituximab; however, this condition may also be self-limiting...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542286/clinical-impact-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-on-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-a-study-on-1-790-patients-from-the-spanish-bronchiectasis-historical-registry
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David De la Rosa, Miguel-Angel Martínez-Garcia, Rosa Maria Giron, Montserrat Vendrell, Casilda Olveira, Luis Borderias, Luis Maiz, Antoni Torres, Eva Martinez-Moragon, Olga Rajas, Francisco Casas, Rosa Cordovilla, Javier de Gracia
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the coexistence of bronchiectasis (BE) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in series of patients diagnosed primarily with BE. The aim of this study was to analyse the characteristics of patients with BE associated with COPD included in the Spanish Bronchiectasis Historical Registry and compare them to the remaining patients with non-cystic fibrosis BE. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre observational study of historical cohorts, analysing the characteristics of 1,790 patients who had been included in the registry between 2002 and 2011...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541878/dermatosis-papular-acantol%C3%A3-tica-de-la-vulva-con-buena-respuesta-a-tacr%C3%A3-limus-t%C3%A3-pico
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Miguel Angel Flores-Terry, Pamela Zamberk Majlis, Monserrat Franco-Muñoz, Elena Vera-Iglesias, Mónica García-Arpa, Francisco Martín-Dávila
Papular acantholytic dermatosis of the vulva is a rare, chronic disorder and is an entity that remains to be fully understood. It shares clinical and histopathological overlap with Darier disease and Hailey-Hailey disease. We describe a 30-year-old woman with papular acantholytic dermatosis of the vulva. The lesions consisted of whitish papules and erosions on the labia majora. Histologically, there was hyperkeratosis and focal parakeratosis with acantholytic and dyskeratotic cells. She did not respond completely to topical steroids but clinical improvement occurred after the use of topical tacrolimus...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541811/future-drug-discovery-in-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-intervention
#7
Maria Tamargo, Juan Tamargo
Renin-angiotensin- aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASIs), including angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin AT1 receptor blockers and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs), are the cornerstone for the treatment of cardiovascular and renal diseases. Areas covered: The authors searched MEDLINE, PubMed and ClinicalTrials.gov to identify eligible full-text English language papers. Herein, the authors discuss AT2-receptor agonists and ACE2/angiotensin-(1- 7)/Mas-receptor axis modulators, direct renin inhibitors, brain aminopeptidase A inhibitors, biased AT1R blockers, chymase inhibitors, multitargeted drugs, vaccines and aldosterone receptor antagonists as well as aldosterone synthase inhibitors...
May 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540898/assessment-of-quality-of-life-in-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome-at-a-teaching-hospital-in-south-india
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Sonia Agrawal, Sriram Krishnamurthy, Bijaya Nanda Naik
This study was conducted to assess the quality of life (QOL) in children between 2 and 18 years of age with primary idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS) using Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales). This cross-sectional comparative study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital in South India between December 2014 and February 2015. In this questionnaire-based study, 50 children with primary idiopathic NS and an equal number of age-matched controls with other chronic ailments were recruited...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540870/atorvastatin-as-adjunctive-therapy-for-chronic-plaque-type-psoriasis-versus-betamethasone-valerate-alone-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sharlene Helene H Chua, Giselle Marie S Tioleco, Carmela Augusta F Dayrit, Winlove P Mojica, Belen L Dofitas, Lorna F Frez
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a T helper 1 cell-mediated chronic inflammation. Statins have been found to have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects targeting T helper 1 cells and thus, are being investigated as treatments for psoriasis. AIMS: To investigate the efficacy and safety of atorvastatin as adjunctive treatment for mild to moderate chronic plaque psoriasis; and the impact of atorvastatin on quality of life. The study also aimed to correlate the beneficial effects of atorvastatin with its lipid-lowering effects...
May 23, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540291/evaluation-of-two-dry-commercial-therapeutic-diets-for-the-management-of-feline-chronic-gastroenteropathy
#10
Sally C Perea, Stanley L Marks, Leighann Daristotle, Patricia E Koochaki, Richard Haydock
Management of feline chronic gastroenteropathies has included intervention with both veterinary therapeutic formulas designed to manage non-specific gastrointestinal disorders and those designed with limited novel or hydrolyzed ingredients for management of food-responsive enteropathies and steroid-responsive enteropathies (inflammatory bowel disease). There have been few studies evaluating the use of dietary intervention for the management of feline chronic gastroenteropathy. This prospective, multi-center study evaluated the use of two commercially available feline veterinary therapeutic dry diets designed to manage non-specific gastrointestinal disorders in 28 cats with a history of chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538237/update-on-postnatal-steroids
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Henry L Halliday
Antenatal steroid treatment to enhance fetal lung maturity and surfactant treatment to prevent or treat respiratory distress syndrome have been major advances in perinatal medicine in the past 40 years contributing to improved outcomes for preterm infants. Use of postnatal steroids to prevent or treat chronic lung disease in preterm infants has been less successful and associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Although early (in the first week of life) postnatal steroid treatment facilitates earlier extubation and reduces the risk of chronic lung disease, it is associated with adverse effects, such as hyperglycemia, hypertension, gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, growth failure, and cerebral palsy, and cannot be recommended...
2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537861/use-of-an-oral-phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitor-apremilast-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-case-report
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Benjamin Farahnik, Kourosh Beroukhim, Mio Nakamura, Michael Abrouk, Tian Hao Zhu, Rasnik Singh, Kristina Lee, Tina Bhutani, John Koo, Wilson Liao
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory dermatosis characterized by pruritus, erythema, induration, and lichenification. Current treatment options for generalized atopic dermatitis are limited and have potentially serious adverse effects, especially in patients with severe, chronic AD who frequently require systemic anti-inflammatory agents. Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor, was FDA approved in September 2014 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. However, its upstream anti-inflammatory effects, ease of use as an oral agent, and mild side-effect profile make it an interesting treatment option for AD as well...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536985/anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-retained-vegetal-intraocular-foreign-body-masquerading-as-chronic-anterior-uveitis
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Anis Mahmoud, Riadh Messaoud, Fatma Abid, Imen Ksiaa, Melek Bouzayene, Moncef Khairallah
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this single case report was to report the use of anterior segment optical coherence tomography for the diagnosis and management of a retained vegetal intraocular foreign body. RESULTS: A 23-year-old otherwise healthy male presented with a progressive vision loss in the right eye (RE). He reported a mild ocular trauma with a tree leaf 1 year ago followed by recurrent episodes of redness and pain in the RE that partially resolved after a self-medication with topical steroids...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536850/effectiveness-of-daily-prednisolone-to-slow-progression-of-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ariella L G Coler-Reilly, Tomoo Sato, Toshio Matsuzaki, Masanori Nakagawa, Masaaki Niino, Masahiro Nagai, Tatsufumi Nakamura, Norihiro Takenouchi, Natsumi Araya, Naoko Yagishita, Eisuke Inoue, Yoshihisa Yamano
Millions of people are infected with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) worldwide; notable endemic areas include Brazil, the Caribbean islands, Iran, and Japan. A small number of those infected develop the progressive neurodegenerative disease HTLV-1-associated myelopathy (HAM), also known as tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP), which is characterized by chronic spinal cord inflammation and accompanying myelopathic symptoms. The corticosteroid prednisolone (PSL) is a classic treatment for HAM/TSP, yet its effectiveness remains controversial owing to insufficient and conflicting studies...
May 23, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536059/current-state-of-knowledge-on-the-traditional-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-the-genus-hymenaea
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REVIEW
Pone Kamdem Boniface, Sabrina Baptista Ferreira, Carlos Roland Kaiser
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plants of the genus Hymenaea (Fabaceae) are used in South American and Asian traditional medicines to treat a multitude of disorders, like cough, diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal colic, pulmonary weakness, asthma, anemia, sore throat, and for the treatment of kidney problems, viral related disorders, chronic cystitis, bronchitis, and bladder infections. Some Hymenaea species are also used as vermifuge, and for the treatment of arthritis, and inflammation conditions...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535546/cost-utility-analysis-of-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-injections-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-central-spinal-stenosis-and-axial-or-discogenic-low-back-pain
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Ramsin M Benyamin, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Cost utility or cost effective analysis continues to take center stage in the United States for defining and measuring the value of treatments in interventional pain management. Appropriate cost utility analysis has been performed for caudal epidural injections, percutaneous adhesiolysis, and spinal cord stimulation. However, the literature pertaining to lumbar interlaminar epidural injections is lacking, specifically in reference to cost utility analysis derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a pragmatic approach in a practical setting...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535523/mycophenolate-mofetil-a-possible-alternative-treatment-for-iga-nephropathy
#17
Olga Baraldi, Giorgia Comai, Vania Cuna, Maria Cappuccilli, Carla Serra, Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common primary glomerulonephritis in developed countries and a leading cause of chronic kidney disease. IgAN is a mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis characterized by diffuse mesangial deposition of IgA, often accompanied by the deposition of IgG and the C3 component of complement in a similar distribution. This condition is in most cases oligosymptomatic, often discovered coincidentally. Currently, there is no specific treatment available for IgAN and the use of immunosuppression therapy is debated...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533920/inflammatory-bowel-disease-efficient-remission-maintenance-is-crucial-for-cost-containment
#18
REVIEW
Giovanni C Actis, Rinaldo Pellicano
The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic incurable inflammatory disorders of the gut. Some 10% run a downhill course, requiring emergency medical support and often surgery; another small subset are monogenic, and, threatening pediatric patients, are the challenge of these days. The majority of the IBDs, however, are polygenic low-penetrance diseases, running a lifetime waxing-and-waning course. The prevalent trend is towards a slow worsening and steady cost increase. Each and all drugs of the available arsenal exhibit strengths and weaknesses: Mesalamines are chiefly effectively for mild-moderate colitis, and do not work in Crohn's; steroids do not control some 40% of the ulcerative colitis cases, and are not indicated for Crohn's; thiopurines are effective in the maintenance of the IBDs but do not prevent relapses on withdrawal; biologics are still being used empirically (not monitored) causing further increase of their cost over that of hospitalization...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532133/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-different-stages-of-breast-cancer
#19
Fezzeh Elyasinia, Mohammad Reza Keramati, Farham Ahmadi, Susan Rezaei, Mohammad Ashouri, Reza Parsaei, Maryam Yaghoubi, Fahimeh Elyasinia, Armita Aboutorabi, Ahmad Kaviani
Despite many advances in the treatment of breast cancer, it is still the second most common cause of death in women in the United States. It has been shown that inflammation plays a major role in the treatment of these cancers and inflammatory factors enhance tumor growth, invasion, metastasis, and vascularization. In this study, we would like to analyze peripheral blood neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in breast cancer patients and its correlation with disease staging. This cross-sectional analytic study was conducted in Imam Hospital, affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences; a total of 195 female patients with breast cancer met the inclusion criteria...
April 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531763/beneficial-effect-of-nanoparticles-over-standard-form-of-zinc-oxide-in-enhancing-the-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-ketoprofen-in-rats
#20
Magdalena Olbert, Joanna Gdula-Argasińska, Gabriel Nowak, Tadeusz Librowski
BACKGROUND: Zinc is known as an anti-inflammatory agent. Recent studies demonstrated the usage of zinc ions for enhancing the anti-inflammatory effect of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). METHODS: This study compares the influence of chronic administration of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) and zinc oxide standard form (ZnO-S) on the anti-inflammatory and gastric activity of ketoprofen in rats. Both ZnO-S and ZnO-NPs were administered at doses of 7 or 14mg/kg (intraperitoneally (ip) and per os (po)) for 2 weeks followed by single po ketoprofen administration (in three doses: 5, 10, and 20mg/kg)...
February 9, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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