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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920530/chronic-ileitis-with-transmural-migration-of-ingested-foreign-body-treated-by-laparoscopy
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Garima Govind, H P Priyantha Siriwardana, Elias Sdralis, Manisha Ram, Peng Lee, Alexandros Charalabopoulos
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of foreign bodies such as fish bone or chicken bone is relatively common in adults; however, resultant transmural migration is extremely rare. METHODS: We present a case of a 79-year-old woman with chronic low-grade abdominal pain, worsening over the last 4 days. Computed tomography revealed segmental small bowel wall thickening with chronic inflammation suggestive of Crohn's ileitis and oral steroids were commenced; only later, ingestion of a foreign body was suspected...
September 17, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919705/new-insight-into-the-pathogenesis-of-nail-psoriasis-and-overview-of-treatment-strategies
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REVIEW
Alessandra Ventura, Mauro Mazzeo, Roberta Gaziano, Marco Galluzzo, Luca Bianchi, Elena Campione
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting up to 3% of the general population. The prevalence of nail involvement in psoriasis patients varies between 15% and 79%. While the nails represent a small portion of the body surface area, psoriasis in these areas can have a disproportionate influence on a patient's physical and psychosocial activities. Differential diagnosis between an onychomycosis and a psoriatic nail could be challenging; nevertheless, coexistence of onychomycosis and nail psoriasis also occurs and both are common disorders in the general population...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919536/neuroprotective-effect-of-5%C3%A9-androst-3%C3%AE-5-6%C3%AE-triol-on-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-a-rat-chronic-ocular-hypertension-model
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Yan-Qiu Chen, Shu-Min Zhong, Shu-Ting Liu, Feng Gao, Fang Li, Yuan Zhao, Xing-Huai Sun, Yanying Miao, Zhongfeng Wang
Previous studies have demonstrated that 5ɑ-androst-3β,5,6β-triol (Triol), a synthesized steroid compound, showed notable neuroprotective effect in cultured cortical neurons. In the present study, we explored whether and how Triol have neuroprotective effect on retinal ganglion cells(RGCs) in a chronic ocular hypertension(COH) rat model. COH model was produced by injecting superparamagnetic iron oxide micro-beads into the anterior chamber, and Triol was administrated(4.8μg/100g, i.p., once daily for 4 weeks)...
September 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919152/erector-spinae-plane-esp-block-in-the-management-of-post-thoracotomy-pain-syndrome-a-case-series
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Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Post thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) remains a common complication of thoracic surgery with significant impact on patients' quality of life. Management usually involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes oral and topical analgesics, performing appropriate interventional techniques, and coordinating additional care such as physiotherapy, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. A variety of interventional procedures have been described to treat PTPS that is inadequately managed with systemic or topical analgesics...
September 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918619/discoid-lupus-erythematosus-presenting-as-upper-eyelid-edema-and-erythema
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Abbas Darjani, Rana Rafiei, Alireza Mesbah, Razieh Golmohammadi, Behnam Rafiee, Mehriar Movaseghi
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) is an autoimmune disorder that usually occurs on sun exposed areas of head and neck. Infrequently it could be presented by palpebral involvement and rarely unilateral upper eye lid edema and erythema have been reported as the sole manifestation of DLE. We describe a 38-year-old woman with chronic left upper eye lid edema and erythema from one year ago which was induced by steroid injection for left eyebrow alopecia. Histopathologic and direct immunofluorescent studies were made on palpebral skin tissue and confirmed DLE diagnosis...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916115/-retinal-vein-occlusions
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REVIEW
A Pierru, J-F Girmens, E Héron, M Paques
Retinal venous occlusions comprise central retinal vein occlusion, hemiretinal vein occlusions, and branch retinal vein occlusions. They are associated with arterial hypertension and glaucoma. Retinal vein occlusions occur more frequently in males, at a median age of 55. The pathogenesis of retinal venous occlusions remains obscure. The clinical presentation of the disease is variable. In most cases, there is a unilateral visual loss over days with a painless, white and quiet eye. However, retinal venous occlusions may also present as an abrupt and profound loss of vision, or be asymptomatic...
September 12, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913986/chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-pathogenesis-and-treatment-considerations
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REVIEW
Allen P Kaplan
The treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria begins with antihistamines; however, the dose required typically exceeds that recommended for allergic rhinitis. Second-generation, relatively non-sedating H₁-receptor blockers are typically employed up to 4 times a day. First-generation antihistamines, such as hydroxyzine or diphenhydramine (Atarax or Benadryl), were employed similarly in the past. Should high-dose antihistamines fail to control symptoms (at least 50%), omalizumab at 300 mg/month is the next step...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911267/the-behavioral-and-molecular-evaluation-of-effects-of-social-instability-stress-as-a-model-of-stress-related-disorders-in-adult-female-rats
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Marta Maria Nowacka-Chmielewska, Daniela Kasprowska-Liśkiewicz, Jarosław Jerzy Barski, Ewa Obuchowicz, Andrzej Małecki
The study aimed to test the hypotheses that chronic social instability stress (CSIS) alters behavioral and physiological parameters and expression of selected genes important for stress response and social behaviors. Adult female Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to the 4-week CSIS procedure, which involves unpredictable rotation between phases of isolation and overcrowding. Behavioral analyses (Experiment 1) were performed on the same rats before and after CSIS (n = 16) and physiological and biochemical measurements (Experiment 2) were made on further control (CON; n = 7) and stressed groups (CSIS; n = 8)...
September 15, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906049/alitretinoin-treatment-of-lichen-amyloidosis
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Won Seon Koh, Eui Hyun Oh, Jeong Eun Kim, Young Suck Ro
Lichen amyloidosis (LA) is characterized by the deposition of amyloid that may respond to chronic scratching that may be secondary to atopic dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, or interface dermatitis. Despite the development of several therapeutic strategies, including topical steroids, oral antihistamines, cyclosporine, and retinoids, an effective treatment for LA has not been established. A 49-year-old woman who has been treated irregularly for atopic dermatitis for 7 years presented with localized brownish papules on the left forearm and right elbow...
September 14, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902623/chronic-endurance-exercise-antagonizes-the-cardiac-ucp2-and-ucp3-protein-up-regulation-induced-by-nandrolone-decanoate
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Gholamreza Bayat, Mohammad Javan, Azadeh Khalili, Fatemeh Safari, Saeed Shokri, Sohrab Hajizadeh
BACKGROUND: Several lines of evidence revealed that chronic treatment of anabolic androgenic steroids (AASs) is accompanied with some cardiovascular side effects and in addition they also negatively mask the beneficial effects of exercise training on cardiac performance. METHODS: The present study examined whether the nandrolone decanoate (ND)-induced cardiac effects were mediated by changing the cardiac uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) and 3 (UCP3) expression. Five groups of male wistar-albino rats including sedentary control (SC), sedentary vehicle (SV), sedentary nandrolone decanoate (SND), exercise control (EC), and exercise nandrolone decanoate (END) were used...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901345/-acute-alcoholic-hepatitis
#11
Gianni Testino, Emanuele Scafato, Valentino Patussi
Chronic alcohol related liver disease is characterized by a cascade of events defined as follows: steatosis, steatohepatitis/steatofibrosi, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. On one of these histologic patterns may overlap acute alcoholic hepatitis (AAE) (mild, moderate, severe). Severe AAE can cause a severe clinical picture: jaundice with a duration of less than three months, jaundice in the first decompensation event, serum bilirubin higher than 5 mg/dL, ratio AST/ALT >2:1, AST less than 500 IU/L ALT <300 IU/L, neutrophil leukocytosis and increased GGT...
September 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899802/the-new-targeted-therapy-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-is-the-glass-half-full-or-half-empty
#12
REVIEW
Andrea Doria, Ricard Cervera, Mariele Gatto, Gamal Chehab, Matthias Schneider
Biologic therapy is still limited in lupus, where chronic steroid exposure and wide-spectrum immunosuppression are major triggers of organ damage. In this viewpoint, the authors summarize their views for a "half-full or half-empty" glass on targeted therapy in SLE. The are several reasons for seeing the glass half-empty and in this section the authors propose a critical reflection on scarceness of novel targeted lupus therapies. They show how hard it is to identify suitable biological and clinical targets and to choose the patients that may best fit those targets, as well as to stratify patients according to disease subtype and response, all contributing to the final outcome...
September 9, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899001/a-role-for-autoantibodies-in-atherogenesis
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Rosebella A Iseme, Mark McEvoy, Brian Kelly, Linda Agnew, Frederick R Walker, Tonelle Handley, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia, Michael Boyle
An increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has long been recognized amongst people with autoimmune disease. It has been unclear whether this is due mainly to the ensuing treatment, particularly steroids, or whether some of this risk is due to the autoimmune process itself with subsequent inflammation. Indeed, a large body of evidence supports a role for chronic inflammation in atherogenesis, and autoantibodies have been identified as mediators in this complex inflammatory environment. Our aim is to carry out a systematic review of existing literature in order to formally establish the strength of the association between autoantibodies and atherosclerosis, amongst individuals without clinical autoimmune disease...
August 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895668/concepts-and-controversies-in-the-treatment-of-cutaneous-lichen-planus-a-review
#14
Charles Puza, Adela R Cardones
Cutaneous lichen planus (CLP) is a chronic autoimmune disease classically associated with severely pruritic, polygonal, violaceous, flat-topped papules and plaques. Subtypes such as hypertrophic and bullous lichen planus and lichen planus pigmentosus have been described. Treatment can be challenging, and prospective controlled studies are lacking. Corticosteroids remain the major options for topical and systemic treatment, although some non-steroidal options exist. Phototherapy, especially with narrow band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB), is effective, but caution must be taken because of the risk of keobnerization...
September 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895370/eosinophilic-esophagitis-current-evidence-based-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-children-and-adults
#15
Alfredo J Lucendo
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a disease caused by an immune response to food antigens in contact with the esophageal mucosa that has arisen as a common disorder in current clinical practice. Its diagnosis is defined by the combination of symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and inflammation of the esophageal mucosa predominantly by eosinophils. Its chronic course and frequent progression to subepithelial fibrosis leading to strictures and narrow-caliber esophagus indicate the need for treatment. Information provided by recent clinical trials and systematic reviews allowed for the development of new clinical guidelines, endorsed by several European scientific societies...
September 11, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895150/chemosensory-function-before-and-after-multimodal-treatment-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients
#16
Ute Walliczek-Dworschak, Robert Pellegrino, Franziska Taube, Christian A Mueller, Boris Alexander Stuck, Philipp Dworschak, Christian Güldner, Silke Steinbach
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Olfactory dysfunction is common among the general population, with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) as one of the leading causes. Patients affected by CRS often report changes in taste sensations; however, quantitative measurements have not been performed to date. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate gustatory and olfactory function in CRS patients prior to and after multimodal treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Twenty-one patients suffering from CRS with nasal polyps (14 male, seven female) with a mean age of 48 ± 15 years were included in the study...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894907/challenges-in-translational-drug-research-in-neuropathic-and-inflammatory-pain-the-prerequisites-for-a-new-paradigm
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REVIEW
A Taneja, O Della Pasqua, M Danhof
AIM: Despite an improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms of nociception, existing analgesic drugs remain limited in terms of efficacy in chronic conditions, such as neuropathic pain. Here, we explore the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of neuropathic and inflammatory pain and discuss the prerequisites and opportunities to reduce attrition and high-failure rate in the development of analgesic drugs. METHODS: A literature search was performed on preclinical and clinical publications aimed at the evaluation of analgesic compounds using MESH terms in PubMed...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894790/aortic-dissection-and-severe-renal-failure-6-years-after-kidney-transplantation
#18
Amaury Dujardin, Awena Le Fur, Diego Cantarovich
We report the case of a patient with long-term history of hypertension, presenting with transient neurological disorders and severe graft failure several years after kidney transplantation. Cause of end-stage renal disease was hypertensive nephrosclerosis. Chronic hemodialysis lasted for 1 year. After transplantation and throughout follow-up, serum creatinine ranged from 200 to 230 μmol/L and maintenance immunosuppression included sirolimus and low-dose steroids. Six years after transplantation, the patient presented with right hip pain radiating to the lower back, transient aphasia, confusion, and hemiparesis...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894082/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-cidp-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
#19
Hrudya Abraham, Jose Kuzhively, Syed W Rizvi
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an uncommon manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of SLE presenting as CIDP and discuss the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of CIDP. CASE REPORT A 40-year-old woman with a past medical history of SLE treated with hydroxychloroquine presented with bilateral, progressive, ascending, sensory and motor neuropathy. Physical examination showed weakness and reduced temperature of all extremities, reduced pinprick and vibration sense of the distal extremities, loss of reflexes, and walking with a wide-based unsteady gait...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893757/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-duloxetine-added-to-usual-care-for-patients-with-chronic-pain-due-to-hip-or-knee-osteoarthritis-protocol-of-a-pragmatic-open-label-cluster-randomised-trial-the-duo-trial
#20
Jacoline J van den Driest, Dieuwke Schiphof, Pim A J Luijsterburg, Aafke R Koffeman, Marc A Koopmanschap, Patrick J E Bindels, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a highly prevalent painful condition of the musculoskeletal system. The effectiveness of current analgesic options has proven to be limited and improved analgesic treatment is needed. Several randomised placebo-controlled trials have now demonstrated the efficacy of duloxetine, an antidepressant with a centrally acting effect, in the treatment of OA pain. The aim of the current study is to investigate if duloxetine is effective and cost-effective as a third-choice analgesic added to usual care for treating chronic pain compared with usual care alone in general practice...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Open
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