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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537934/alternative-treatments-for-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-beyond-the-guideline-algorithm
#1
Gino A Vena, Marcus Maurer, Nicoletta Cassano, Torsten Zuberbier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The international EAACI/GALEN/EDF/WAO guideline suggests a stepwise approach for the therapeutic management of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), outlined in an algorithm. The aim of this article is to summarize and review the evidence available on alternative treatment options for CSU outside of this algorithm. RECENT FINDINGS: Although CSU is a common disease, there are a limited number of high-quality studies, and only antihistamines and omalizumab are licensed for its treatment...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535817/safety-and-tolerability-of-autologous-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-adpkd-patients
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Atieh Makhlough, Soroosh Shekarchian, Reza Moghadasali, Behzad Einollahi, Seyedeh Esmat Hosseini, Neda Jaroughi, Tina Bolurieh, Hossein Baharvand, Nasser Aghdami
BACKGROUND: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a genetic ciliopathy disease characterized by progressive formation and enlargement of cysts in multiple organs. The kidneys are particularly affected and patients may eventually develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We hypothesize that bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMMSCs) are renotropic and may improve kidney function via anti-apoptotic, anti-fibrotic, and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we aim to assess the safety and tolerability of a BMMSC infusion in ADPKD patients...
May 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512727/variability-of-high-dose-melphalan-exposure-on-oral-mucositis-in-patients-undergoing-prophylactic-low-level-laser-therapy
#3
Gustavo Henrique Rodrigues, Graziella Chagas Jaguar, Fabio Abreu Alves, Andre Guollo, Vanessa Oliveira Camandoni, Aline Santos Damascena, Vladmir Claudio Cordeiro Lima
The present study outlines the clinical impact and risk factors of oral mucositis in 79 patients with multiple myeloma following high-dose melphalan for autologous transplant. All patients underwent daily prophylactic low-level indium gallium aluminum phosphate diode laser therapy (660 nm, 15 mW, 3.75 J/cm(2), 10 s per point) from the beginning of the conditioning regimen up to day +2. Oral mucositis assessments were made daily until hospital discharge. For analysis, oral mucositis was divided into two groups according to severity: group 1, patients with oral mucositis grade <III (n = 71) and group 2, patients with oral mucositis grade ≥III (n = 8)...
May 16, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512409/immunoglobulin-d-multiple-myeloma-presenting-as-spontaneous-fracture
#4
Samer Al Hadidi, Khalil Katato, Ghassan Bachuwa
Immunoglobulin D multiple myeloma is a rare type of multiple myeloma that usually presents as bone pain, fatigue, or weight loss. We report a case of immunoglobulin D multiple myeloma in a 53-year-old Caucasian male patient with previous medical history of anaplastic oligodendroglioma status post-surgical resection who was evaluated for back pain while mowing the lawn. His physical examination showed tenderness over the lower thoracic vertebrae with no sensory or motor impairment. Initial lab investigations showed normocytic anemia and hypercalcemia with low parathyroid hormone...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508984/successful-treatment-of-myeloma-cast-nephropathy-using-bortezomib-based-chemotherapy-plus-selective-plasma-exchange
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Mayuko Kawabe, Izumi Yamamoto, Ai Katsuma, Naomi Hayashi, Yo Komatsuzaki, Yasuyuki Nakada, Akihiro Shimizu, Yudo Tanno, Ichiro Ohkido, Nobuo Tsuboi, Kazuhito Suzuki, Takaki Shimada, Yoji Ogasawara, Katsuki Sugiyama, Keisuke Aiba, Takashi Yokoo
Myeloma cast nephropathy is a major complication of multiple myeloma. Recent evidence has demonstrated that the earlier induction of bortezomib-based chemotherapy with plasma exchange (PE) provides better results for kidney function and patient survival. Due to its non-selectivity, PE with albumin replacement carries the risk of fibrinogen loss, leading to bleeding. We herein report a case of successful treatment of myeloma cast nephropathy using bortezomib-based chemotherapy and selective PE. A 61-year-old woman who had a 20-year history of type II diabetes mellitus was admitted to our hospital for the evaluation of hypercalcemia, severe kidney dysfunction, and anemia...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504197/intravenous-injection-of-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-attenuates-reactive-gliosis-and-hypomyelination-in-a-neonatal-intraventricular-hemorrhage-model
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Takeo Mukai, Yuka Mori, Takahisa Shimazu, Atsuko Takahashi, Hajime Tsunoda, Satoru Yamaguchi, Shigeru Kiryu, Arinobu Tojo, Tokiko Nagamura-Inoue
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is a frequent complication of preterm newborns, resulting in cerebral palsy and cognitive handicap as well as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and periventricular leukomalacia. In this study, we investigated the restorative effect on neonatal IVH by umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (UC-MSCs) cultured in serum-free medium (RM medium) for clinical application. UC-MSCs were cultured with αMEM medium supplemented with FBS or RM. A neonatal IVH mouse model at postnatal day 5 was generated by intraventricular injection of autologous blood, and mice were intravenously administered 1×10(5) UC-MSCs two days after IVH...
May 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501004/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-slow-disease-progression-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#7
Carlos Gilsanz, Maria-Angeles Aller, Sherezade Fuentes-Julian, Isabel Prieto, Alejandro Blázquez-Martinez, Salvador Argudo, Jorge Fernández-Delgado, Jose Beleña, Jaime Arias, María P De Miguel
A serious complication of chronic hepatic insufficiency is acute-on-chronic liver failure, a recognized syndrome characterized by acute decompensation of cirrhosis and organ/system failure. We investigated the use of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) in an experimental model of acute-on-chronic liver failure, developed by microsurgical extrahepatic cholestasis in rats. Rats undergoing microsurgical extrahepatic cholestasis were treated by intraparenchymal liver injection of human or rat AD-MSCs, undifferentiated or previously differentiated in vitro toward the hepatocyte lineage...
May 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490364/sporadic-late-onset-nemaline-myopathy-clinico-pathological-characteristics-and-review-of-76-cases
#8
REVIEW
Lukas J Schnitzler, Tobias Schreckenbach, Aleksandra Nadaj-Pakleza, Werner Stenzel, Elisabeth J Rushing, Philip Van Damme, Andreas Ferbert, Susanne Petri, Christian Hartmann, Antje Bornemann, Andreas Meisel, Jens A Petersen, Thomas Tousseyn, Dietmar R Thal, Jens Reimann, Peter De Jonghe, Jean-Jacques Martin, Peter Y Van den Bergh, Jörg B Schulz, Joachim Weis, Kristl G Claeys
BACKGROUND: Sporadic late-onset nemaline myopathy (SLONM) is a rare, late-onset muscle disorder, characterized by the presence of nemaline rods in muscle fibers. Phenotypic characterization in a large cohort and a comprehensive overview of SLONM are lacking. METHODS: We studied the clinico-pathological features, treatment and outcome in a large cohort of 76 patients with SLONM, comprising 10 new patients and 66 cases derived from a literature meta-analysis (PubMed, 1966-2016), and compared these with 15 reported HIV-associated nemaline myopathy (HIV-NM) cases...
May 11, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476933/nature-and-clonality-of-the-fluoresceinated-secondary-antibody-in-luminex-multiplex-bead-assays-are-critical-factors-for-reliable-monitoring-of-serum-hla-antibody-levels-in-patients-for-donor-organ-selection-desensitization-therapy-and-assessment-of-the-risk
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Mepur H Ravindranath, Vadim Jucaud, Nubia Banuelos, Matthew J Everly, Junchao Cai, Anh Nguyen, Paul I Terasaki
Luminex multiplex immunoassays enable simultaneous monitoring of Abs against multiple Ags in autoimmune, inflammatory, and infectious diseases. The assays are used extensively to monitor anti-HLA Abs in transplant patients for donor organ selection, desensitization, and assessing the risk for graft rejection. To monitor IgG Abs, fluoresceinated IgG constant H chain-binding polyclonal F(ab')2 (IgHPolyFab) is used as the fluoresceinated secondary Ab (2nd-Ab), whereas IgG subclasses are monitored with Fc-specific monoclonal whole IgG (FcMonoIgG)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474620/bone-marrow-extract-as-a-growth-supplement-for-human-iliac-apophyseal-chondrocyte-culture
#10
Balasubramanian Balakumar, Karthikeyan Rajagopal, Vrisha Madhuri
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Human bone marrow is rich in various growth factors which may support the chondrocyte growth. This study was conducted to compare the culture characteristics of human growth plate chondrocyte in foetal bovine serum (FBS) and human autologous bone marrow extract (BME) in monolayer culture. METHODS: Iliac crest apophyseal cartilage was harvested from four donors, aged between two and nine years, undergoing hip surgery. Chondrocytes were propagated under two culture conditions, with 10 per cent FBS and 10 per cent autologous BME harvested from the same donors...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469667/transplantation-of-autologous-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-the-subarachnoid-space-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-safety-analysis-of-14-patients
#11
Xiao-Yan Li, Zhan-Hua Liang, Chao Han, Wen-Juan Wei, Chun-Li Song, Li-Na Zhou, Yang Liu, Ying Li, Xiao-Fei Ji, Jing Liu
There is a small amount of clinical data regarding the safety and feasibility of autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cell transplantation into the subarachnoid space for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The objectives of this retrospective study were to assess the safety and efficacy of peripheral blood mononuclear cell transplantation in 14 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients to provide more objective data for future clinical trials. After stem cell mobilization and collection, autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cells (1 × 10(9)) were isolated and directly transplanted into the subarachnoid space of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469084/broadly-neutralizing-antibodies-with-few-somatic-mutations-and-hepatitis-c-virus-clearance
#12
Justin R Bailey, Andrew I Flyak, Valerie J Cohen, Hui Li, Lisa N Wasilewski, Anna E Snider, Shuyi Wang, Gerald H Learn, Nurgun Kose, Leah Loerinc, Rebecca Lampley, Andrea L Cox, Jennifer M Pfaff, Benjamin J Doranz, George M Shaw, Stuart C Ray, James E Crowe
Here, we report the isolation of broadly neutralizing mAbs (bNAbs) from persons with broadly neutralizing serum who spontaneously cleared hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We found that bNAbs from two donors bound the same epitope and were encoded by the same germline heavy chain variable gene segment. Remarkably, these bNAbs were encoded by antibody variable genes with sparse somatic mutations. For one of the most potent bNAbs, these somatic mutations were critical for antibody neutralizing breadth and for binding to autologous envelope variants circulating late in infection...
May 4, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457657/stem-cell-transplantation-for-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloidosis
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REVIEW
Taimur Sher, Morie A Gertz
Systemic chemotherapy aimed at eradicating transformed plasma cells is the mainstay of treatment for immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis (AL). Autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT) is a highly effective treatment for AL and can lead to long term survival in excess of 10 years in patients who achieve complete remission. Since AL is a unique disease characterized by multiple organ dysfunction, SCT poses unique challenges in this disease. Morbidity and mortality of SCT has remarkably improved over time primarily due to careful selection of patients and evolution of predictive and prognostic models based on serum immunoglobulin light chains and cardiac biomarkers...
March 16, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456740/a-new-determinant-of-poor-outcome-after-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-blood-ph-and-the-disruption-of-glossopharyngeal-nerve-carotid-body-network-first-experimental-study
#14
Ayhan Kanat, M Dumlu Aydin, Ednan Bayram, Hizir Kazdal, Nazan Aydin, Muhammet Omeroglu, Konca Altinkaynak, M Esref Kabalar, Coskun Yolas, Cengiz Ozturk, Umit Kepoglu, Muhammet Calik
OBJECTIVE: The chemoreceptor network, consisting of the glossopharyngeal nerve and carotid body (GPN-CB), is essential for the regulation of blood pH. Its ischemic insuts following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)which may contribute to develop acidosis has not been investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twent-three hybrid rabbits were used.They divided into three groups; Five (n=5) as control group, five (n=5) as SHAM group, the remaining 13 (n=13) as study group. 1cc serum saline, 1cc autolog arterial blood into the cisterna magna were injected; in SHAM and study group, respectively...
April 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452297/clinical-and-etiologic-evaluation-of-the-children-with-chronic-urticaria
#15
Dilek Azkur, Ersoy Civelek, Müge Toyran, Emine Dibek Mısırlıoğlu, Mustafa Erkoçoğlu, Ayşenur Kaya, Emine Vezir, Tayfur Giniş, Ayşegül Akan, Can Naci Kocabaş
BACKGROUND: Chronic urticaria (CU) is a skin disorder defined as daily or almost daily exhibition of pruritic and transient wheals that last for >6 weeks. CU is divided into two subtypes: chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and chronic inducible urticaria (CIndU). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical features, possible causes, associated findings, and laboratory results of different subtypes of CU in children according to a new classification. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the clinical features, laboratory investigations, and provocation tests of children with different subtypes of CU according to a new classification...
November 1, 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443261/diabetes-mellitus-caused-by-secondary-hemochromatosis-after-multiple-blood-transfusions-in-2-patients-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
#16
Hyun Jin Kim, Yoon-Myung Kim, Eungu Kang, Beom Hee Lee, Jin-Ho Choi, Han-Wook Yoo
Hemochromatosis is an inherited or secondary disorder caused by excessive iron storage leading to multiple organ damage. We describe 2 patients with diabetes mellitus caused by hemochromatosis secondary to multiple blood transfusions due to severe aplastic anemia. Subject 1, who was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia at 15 years of age, received multiple red blood cell transfusions before he underwent autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) at 22 years of age. At 21 years of age, hyperglycemia was detected with increased hemoglobin A1c and serum ferritin levels, 9...
March 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441073/orbital-and-conjunctival-metastasis-from-lobular-breast-carcinoma
#17
Margarita Sánchez Orgaz, Tais Gonzalez Pessolani, José J Pozo Kreilinger, Pilar Zamora, Covadonga Martí Álvarez, Ana Boto-de-Los-Bueis
This article examines the clinical presentation of ocular metastasis from an infiltrating lobular breast carcinoma. We examined a conjunctival biopsy from a 69-year-old woman who developed unilateral conjunctival inflammation together with a neurotrophic corneal ulcer and proptosis. Infiltrating lobular breast carcinoma (ILBC) was diagnosed using routine histology and immunohistochemistry. She had a past history of a hormone receptor-positive infiltrating ILBC 11 years ago with cutaneous and diffuse osteoblastic metastases, and she was kept under treatment with lezotrol...
April 25, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433735/outpatient-endometrial-aspiration-an-alternative-to-methotrexate-for-pregnancy-of-unknown-location
#18
Iris G Insogna, Leslie V Farland, Stacey A Missmer, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Paula C Brady
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies of unknown location with abnormal beta-human chorionic gonadotropin trends are frequently treated as presumed ectopic pregnancies with methotrexate. Preliminary data suggest that outpatient endometrial aspiration may be an effective tool to diagnose pregnancy location, while also sparing women exposure to methotrexate. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of an endometrial sampling protocol for the diagnosis of pregnancies of unknown location after in vitro fertilization...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429826/effect-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-endometrial-implants-in-an-experimental-rat-model
#19
Neslihan Pınar, Oya Soylu Karapınar, Oğuzhan Özcan, Tümay Özgür, Suphi Bayraktar
To investigate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in the treatment of endometriosis in an experimental rat model by evaluating biochemical and histopathologic parameters. Experimental endometriosis was induced by the peritoneal implantation of autologous endometrial tissue. The rats were randomly divided into two groups with 8 rats each. Group I was intraperitoneally administered ALA 100 mg/kg/day for 14 days. Group II was intraperitoneally administered saline solution at the same dosage and over the same period...
April 21, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416076/sweat-allergy-extrinsic-or-intrinsic
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REVIEW
Takaaki Hiragun, Makiko Hiragun, Kaori Ishii, Takanobu Kan, Michihiro Hide
Sweat is an exacerbation factor in atopic dermatitis (AD) in all age groups. A body core temperature elevation with sweating triggers cholinergic urticaria (CholU). We recently reported that AD symptoms are improved by tannic acid-containing spray, which suppresses the basophil histamine release induced by semi-purified sweat antigen in vitro, and by showering, which removes antigens in sweat from the skin surface. Sweat contains small amount of proteins including proteases, protease inhibitors, and anti-microbial peptides...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
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