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Takayasu arteritis

Sujith Chacko, George Joseph, Viji Thomson, Paul George, Oommen George, Debashish Danda
BACKGROUND: Use of iodinated contrast agents for angiography in patients with renal insufficiency risks further deterioration of renal function and its adverse sequelae. OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness and safety of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) angiography in guiding percutaneous renal-related interventions in patients with Takayasu arteritis and renal insufficiency. METHODS: Data on CO2 angiography-guided interventions were obtained from a 23-year database of 692 Takayasu arteritis patients who underwent percutaneous interventions and were analyzed retrospectively...
March 16, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Christina Duftner, Christian Dejaco, Alexandre Sepriano, Louise Falzon, Wolfgang Andreas Schmidt, Sofia Ramiro
Objectives: To perform a systematic literature review on imaging techniques for diagnosis, outcome prediction and disease monitoring in large vessel vasculitis (LVV) informing the European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for imaging in LVV. Methods: Systematic literature review (until 10 March 2017) of diagnostic and prognostic studies enrolling >20 patients and investigating ultrasound, MRI, CT or positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with suspected and/or established primary LVV...
2018: RMD Open
Jérôme Hadjadj, Guillaume Canaud, Tristan Mirault, Maxime Samson, Patrick Bruneval, Alexis Régent, Claire Goulvestre, Véronique Witko-Sarsat, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Loïc Guillevin, Luc Mouthon, Benjamin Terrier
Objectives: Takayasu arteritis (TA) and GCA are large-vessel vasculitides characterized by vascular remodelling involving endothelial cells (ECs) and vascular smooth muscle cells. Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway has been involved in vascular remodelling. We hypothesized that the mTOR pathway was involved in the pathogenesis of large-vessel vasculitis. Methods: We used IF analysis on aortic and temporal artery biopsies from patients with TA and GCA to assess the involvement of the mTOR pathway and searched for antibodies targeting ECs in serum by IIF and cellular ELISA...
February 27, 2018: Rheumatology
Tomofumi Tani, Atsushi Takahashi, Taiji Nagaoka, Akitoshi Yoshida
Purpose: To evaluate the retinal microcirculation using a segmental-scanning Doppler optical coherence tomography (DOCT) flowmeter in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis (TA) with aortic valve regurgitation (AR). Observations: We measured the retinal blood velocity (V), retinal blood flow (RBF), and retinal blood velocity profiles (RBVP) of the major retinal arterioles using a DOCT flowmeter. The arteries were measured at the straight portion 1 disc diameter from the optic disc...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Kalpana Babu, Deepika C Parameswarappa
Purpose: We report an interesting case of atypical Tolosa Hunt syndrome with bilateral Sclerokeratitis and optic atrophy in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis. Observations: A 31-year- old lady presented with severe retroorbital pain in the right eye and right sided headache of 2 weeks duration. She had a history of 6th and 7th nerve palsies which improved with oral corticosteroids. Her BCVA was no perception of light in OD and 6/6 in OS. Slitlamp examination showed bilateral old sclerokeratitis and fundus examination showed bilateral optic atrophy...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Huanrui Hu, Xiyang Chen, Zhoupeng Wu, Jichun Zhao, Bin Huang, Yukui Ma, Ding Yuan, Yi Yang, Fei Xiong
We report an aneurysm degeneration of a vein graft in a previous aortorenal bypass performed five years earlier for severe right renal artery stenosis due to Takayasu arteritis. The patient was a 31-year-old woman who suffered from refractory hypertension. The autogenous bypass adopting great saphenous vein was performed from her infrarenal abdominal aorta to her right renal artery. Five years after the operation, the patient complained vague discomfort in her abdomen. Three-dimensional computed tomography angiography reconstruction demonstrated the existence of an aneurysm with a maximum diameter of 1...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Meng Luen Lee, Ming Yuh Chang, Tung Ming Chang, Rei Cheng Yang, Ming Che Chang, Albert D Yang
Concurrent involvement of bilateral renal and cerebral arteries, usually incurred as stenosis, is rare in childhood-onset Takayasu arteritis (c-TA). We report the case of a 14-year-old girl, with c-TA, presenting with transient ischemic attack after endovascular revascularization for renal artery stenosis and cerebrovascular stroke after surgical revascularization for cerebral artery stenosis associated with childhood-onset moyamoya syndrome. We deem that decrease of blood pressure by endovascular revascularization and improvement of cerebral perfusion by surgical revascularization may have jeopardized the cerebral deep watershed zone to cerebral ischemia followed by cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome and caused transient ischemic attack and cerebrovascular stroke in our patient...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Vorarit Lertsuwunseri, Pairoj Chattranukulchai, Monravee Tumkosit, Smonporn Boonyaratavej
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Qing Han, Qiang Liang, Fei Kang, Jing Wang, Zhenbiao Wu, Ping Zhu
OBJECTIVES: The commonly adopted method of defining active disease in Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) is the definition used by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). A gold standard in imaging techniques for assessing disease activity in TAK has not been clearly established and the creation of practical and valid tools represents a challenge. To assess whether 18F-FDG-PET/CT and NIH criteria show a good level of agreement in assessing disease activity of TAK patients. METHODS: 18F-FDG-PET/CT was performed in 17 patients with TAK...
February 7, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Zeyang Fan, Xiaoqiang Tong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Mohit Dogra, Ashok Kumar, Priya Bajgai, Vishali Gupta, Reema Bansal, Mangat R Dogra, Rajesh Vijayvergiya, Ramandeep Singh
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome of endovascular procedures on ocular findings in patients with Takayasu arteritis. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients who underwent percutaneous endovascular stenting of aortic arch arteries for Takayasu arteritis (TA) and who had documented retinopathy findings before and after the procedure. Change in visual acuity, regression of retinopathy, and development of complications after endovascular procedure were studied over a follow-up of 6 months...
February 13, 2018: Retina
Yoshikazu Nakaoka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Tsuyoshi Shirai, Riiza Hanaoka, Yusuke Goto, Ikuho Kojima, Yusho Ishii, Yousuke Hoshi, Yoko Fujita, Yuko Shirota, Hiroshi Fujii, Tomonori Ishii, Hideo Harigae
We report a rare case of a 27-year-old woman with Takayasu arteritis (TAK) complicated by diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis. She first presented with sclerosing osteomyelitis of the right mandible without evidence of arteritis in the carotid arteries. Eight months later, she complained of left neck pain, and imaging studies revealed the presence of arteritis in the left carotid artery. She was diagnosed with TAK, and immunosuppressive treatment was initiated, which was effective for both the arteritis and the osteomyelitis...
February 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Paul Decker, Pierre Olivier, Jessie Risse, Stéphane Zuily, Denis Wahl
BACKGROUND: Relapses upon corticosteroids tapering and immunosuppressive agents are frequent in Takayasu arteritis (TA). Interleukin-6 is highly involved in physiopathology of TA. Many reports showed efficacy of tocilizumab (TCZ) in refractory TA cases. We report four cases and an updated literature review on the TCZ efficacy and safety in patients with TA. METHODS: Patients with TA defined by ACR 1990 criteria were included. Clinical, biological and imaging data were retrospectively reported...
February 7, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
Haizhou Zhang, Xiaochun Ma, Qian Zhang, Qiqi Jiao, Chengwei Zou
Here we reported a case of a 24-year old female diagnosed as Takayasu's arteritis with left main coronary artery (LMCA) involvement in which we performed the arterioplasty of LMCA using glutaraldehyde-fixed autologous pericardial patch. Ten years of follow-up demonstrated the satisfactory patency of the ostium of LMCA.
February 7, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
M Mossberg, M Segelmark, R Kahn, M Englund, A J Mohammad
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the annual incidence rate of paediatric primary systemic vasculitis (PSV) in a defined geographical area in southern Sweden. METHODS: Potential cases of PSV [IgA vasculitis (IgAV, Henoch-Schönlein purpura), Kawasaki disease (KD), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), and Takayasu's arteritis (TAK)] were identified in a comprehensive regional healthcare register...
February 7, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Z Chen, Y J Yang, J Li, X P Tian
Objective: To investigate the clinical features of Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) with glomerulonephropathy and to improve physicians' understanding of this complication in patients with TAK. Methods: Clinical data were retrospectively collected including manifestations, laboratory tests, image findings and treatment of 8 patients diagnosed as Takayasu's arteritis with glomerulonephropathy from January 2002 to January 2017 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Results: Glomerulonephropathy was confirmed based on percutaneous renal biopsy...
February 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
Priscille Couture, Thibaud Chazal, Charlotte Rosso, Julien Haroche, Anne Léger, Baptiste Hervier, Sandrine Deltour, Zahir Amoura, Fleur Cohen Aubart
OBJECTIVES: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a giant cell arteritis usually affecting young women and characterized by inflammatory and ischemic signs of large vessel involvement, including extracranial cerebral arteries. The impact of stroke on TA prognosis has not been well evaluated. METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicenter review of patients with definite TA who experienced at least one stroke and compared the findings to 17 matched patients with TA diagnosis without neurological involvement...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Min Liu, Weifang Liu, Haoyuan Li, Xiaoming Shu, Xincao Tao, Zhenguo Zhai
The primary aim of our case-control study was to observe delayed contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA) in comparison with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Twenty-seven patients including 15 with active TA and 12 with stable TA who underwent both aortic MRA and DCE-MRI were included. A total of 27 sex- and age-matched healthy volunteers were enrolled as the control group. MRA were obtained with T1WI-volume-interpolated breath-hold examination sequence or fast low-angle shot (FLASH) sequence...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Giulia Pazzola, Francesco Muratore, Nicolò Pipitone, Carlo Salvarani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 29, 2018: Rheumatology
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