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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102455/soluble-form-of-lr11-is-highly-increased-in-the-vitreous-fluids-of-patients-with-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
#1
Ryuya Hashimoto, Meizi Jiang, Tomoaki Shiba, Nobuyuki Hiruta, Mao Takahashi, Morihiro Higashi, Yuichi Hori, Hideaki Bujo, Takatoshi Maeno
PURPOSE: LR11 (also called SorLA or SORL1) is a migration regulator of adherent cells with the immature proliferative phenotype. The present study investigated the clinical and pathological involvement of the soluble form of LR11 (sLR11) in the idiopathic epiretinal membrane (iERM). METHODS: The subjects were 51 patients with iERM (24 cellophane macular reflex (CMR) and 27 preretinal macular fibrosis (PMF)) and 45 patients with macular holes as age and sex-matched controls...
January 19, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101144/histopathological-findings-in-systemic-sclerosis-related-myopathy-fibrosis-and-microangiopathy-with-lack-of-cellular-inflammation
#2
Claudio Corallo, Maurizio Cutolo, Nila Volpi, Daniela Franci, Margherita Aglianò, Antonio Montella, Chiara Chirico, Stefano Gonnelli, Ranuccio Nuti, Nicola Giordano
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to identify specific histopathological features of skeletal muscle involvement in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS: A total of 35 out of 112 SSc-patients (32%, including 81% female and 68% diffuse scleroderma) presenting clinical, biological and electromyographic (EMG) features of muscle weakness, were included. Patients underwent vastus lateralis biopsy, assessed for individual pathologic features including fibrosis [type I collagen (Coll-I), transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)], microangiopathy [cluster of differentiation 31 (CD31), pro-angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), anti-angiogenic VEGF-A165b], immune/ inflammatory response [CD4, CD8, CD20, human leucocyte antigens ABC (HLA-ABC)], and membranolytic attack complex (MAC)...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098723/assessment-of-the-internal-limiting-membrane-status-when-a-macular-epiretinal-membrane-is-removed-in-a-prospective-study
#3
Daniel Vila Solà, Cristofer Nienow, Ignasi Jürgens
PURPOSE: To describe the presence and integrity of the internal limiting membrane (ILM) after removal of the macular epiretinal membrane (ERM) and to investigate the accuracy of tissue identification using surgical dyes when compared to histopathology results. METHODS: Patients with idiopathic ERM were enrolled in a prospective study and randomized to one of two surgical techniques. In one (Group M), only the ERM was deliberately removed and in the other (Group L) the ILM was also removed...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098116/membranous-glomerulopathy-and-massive-cervical-lymphadenopathy-due-to-immunoglobulin-g4-disease
#4
Kamel El-Reshaid, Shaikha Al-Bader, John Madda
A 32-year-old male presented with acute and severe nephrotic syndrome as well as massive right cervical lymphadenopathy for <2 years. Computed tomography scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis did not reveal any lymphadenopathy. Histopathology and immunohistochemical testing of his lymph node biopsy showed infiltrate enriched with immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-positive plasma cells. His kidney biopsy showed granular membranous deposits of IgG4 in the basement membrane without interstitial infiltrate. Antiphospholipid 2 receptor antibodies were absent excluding its "idiopathic" nature...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096551/the-natural-evolution-of-idiophatic-epimacular-membrane
#5
Libor Hejsek, Alexandr Stepanov, Alena Dohnalova, Tereza Rehakova, Nada Jiraskova
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Epiretinal membrane (ERM) refers to a semi-translucent tissue layer found on the inner surface of the retina especially in older people. Surgical treatment remains controversial, optimal timing for such treatment is difficult to determine and data on the natural evolution of this disorder are limited. In this study we evaluated the natural course of idiopathic epimacular membrane in 49 patients (53 eyes). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of a group of 49 patients (53 eyes) with idiopathic epimacular membrane confirmed by biomicroscopy, photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
January 13, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090778/three-novel-spectrin-variants-in-jaundiced-neonates
#6
Robert D Christensen, Archana M Agarwal, Hassan M Yaish, N Scott Reading, Elizabeth A O'Brien, Josef T Prchal
Various mutations in the genes encoding alpha spectrin (SPTA1) or beta spectrin (SPTB) are known to cause erythrocyte membrane disorders, sometimes associated with severe neonatal jaundice and anemia. We used a next-generation sequencing panel to evaluate 3 unrelated neonates who had puzzling cases of nonimmune hemolytic jaundice. In each case, we identified novel mutations in either SPTA1 or SPTB. Correlating erythrocyte morphology, clinical course, and computational analysis, we submit that each of the 3 variants is a probable pathogenic cause of the hereditary hemolytic conditions in these patients...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090051/different-effects-of-tolvaptan-in-patients-with-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-with-nephrotic-syndrome
#7
Atsushi Tanaka, Tsukasa Nakamura, Eiichi Sato, Yoshihiko Ueda, Koichi Node
This case report discusses the clinical indication for immunosuppressants in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). Because this disease occasionally shows spontaneous remission, it is necessary to determine the predictive values for a therapeutic effect in order to provide appropriate treatment. Two distinct cases described herein illustrate the different effects of tolvaptan in responders and non-responders, according to the pre-treatment levels of AQP-2 immunostaining in the samples from renal biopsy and urinary levels of AQP-2 and osmolality, suggesting that these values may be useful predictors of response to tolvaptan in patients with nephrotic IMN...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065518/membranous-nephropathy-integrating-basic-science-into-improved-clinical-management
#8
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Daniel C Cattran, Paul E Brenchley
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (INM) remains a common cause of the nephrotic syndrome in adults. The autoimmune nature of IMN was clearly delineated in 2009 with the identification of the glomerular-deposited IgG to be a podocyte receptor, phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) in 70% to 75% of cases. This anti-PLA2R autoantibody, predominantly the IgG4 subclass, has been quantitated in serum using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and has been used to aid diagnosis and monitor response to immunosuppressive therapy...
January 5, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062486/plasma-membrane-wounding-and-repair-in-pulmonary-diseases
#9
Xiaofei Cong, Rolf Dieter Hubmayr, Changgong Li, Xiaoli Zhao
Various pathophysiological conditions such as surfactant dysfunction, mechanical ventilation, inflammation, pathogen products, environmental exposures and gastric acid aspiration stress lung cells and the compromise of plasma membranes occur as a result. The mechanisms necessary for cells to repair plasma membrane defects have been extensively investigated in the last two decades, and some of these key repair mechanisms are also shown to occur following lung cell injury. As it was theorized that lung wounding and repair are involved in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), in this review, we summarized the experimental evidence of lung cell injury in these two devastating syndromes, discuss relevant genetic, physical and biological injury mechanisms, as well as mechanisms utilized by lung cells for cell survival and membrane repair...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060148/short-term-safety-of-2-mg-intravitreal-ziv-aflibercept
#10
Jay Chhablani, Chintan Jethalal Dedhia, Hari K Peguda, Michael Stewart
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety of single intravitreal 2 mg ziv-aflibercept (0.08 mL) injections for the treatment of choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM). METHODS: Eyes with choroidal neovascular membranes because of several conditions each received single intravitreal injections of 2 mg ziv-aflibercept (0.08 mL). Comprehensive ophthalmic examinations and detailed systemic evaluations were performed at baseline and Days 1, 7, and 30 after injections. Standard electroretinography was performed at baseline and Day 30...
January 2, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056860/evaluating-tacrolimus-treatment-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-in-a-cohort-of-408-patients
#11
Hua-Zhang Qin, Lei Liu, Shao-Shan Liang, Jing-Song Shi, Chun-Xia Zheng, Qing Hou, Ying-Hui Lu, Wei-Bo Le
BACKGROUND: The KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines for Glomerulonephritis recommended tacrolimus as an alternative regimen for the initial therapy for Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN), however, large observational studies evaluating tacrolimus treatment in IMN remains rare. METHODS: A total of 408 consecutive IMN patients with nephrotic syndrome who were treated with tacrolimus in Jinling Hospital were included. The effectiveness and safety of tacrolimus treatment in IMN were analyzed in this study...
January 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045374/the-role-of-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-in-epiretinal-membrane-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Paris Tranos, Stavrenia Koukoula, Davic G Charteris, Georgia Perganda, Athanasios Vakalis, Solon Asteriadis, Ilias Georgalas, Petros Petrou
PURPOSE: To compare the anatomical and functional outcomes after primary idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM) peeling with or without internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling. DESIGN: A two-centre randomised, controlled clinical trial with 12 months of follow-up. METHODS: One hundred and two eyes of 102 patients were included in the analysis and were randomised into two groups (ILM peeling (P) and non-ILM peeling (NP) group). Inclusion criteria were: Idiopathic ERM confirmed on optical coherence tomography, age ≥18 years, binocular distortion, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) ≤90 ETDRS letters, intraocular pressure ≤23 mm Hg and informed consent...
October 7, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043309/visual-and-anatomical-outcomes-following-idiopathic-macular-epiretinal-membrane-surgery
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Bashiran Shahzadi, Syed Fawad Rizvi, Kanwal Latif, Faisal Murtaza, Saliha Naz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the visual and anatomical outcomes following idiopathic macular epiretinal membrane (IERM) surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Layton Rehmatulla Benevolent Trust (L.R.B.T), Free Base Eye Hospital, Karachi, from January 2015 to June 2016. METHODOLOGY: Thirty eyes of thirty patients affected with idiopathic macular epiretinal membrane stage 2 were enrolled in this study...
December 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039312/sarcoplasmic-mxa-expression-a-valuable-marker-of-dermatomyositis
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Akinori Uruha, Atsuko Nishikawa, Rie S Tsuburaya, Kohei Hamanaka, Masataka Kuwana, Yurika Watanabe, Shigeaki Suzuki, Norihiro Suzuki, Ichizo Nishino
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of myxovirus resistance A (MxA) expression in the cytoplasm of myofibers in the diagnosis of dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS: We assessed the sensitivity and specificity of the sarcoplasmic expression of MxA in muscles with DM by immunohistochemistry in consecutive cases of DM (n = 34) and other idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (n = 120: 8 with polymyositis, 16 with anti-tRNA-synthetase antibody-associated myositis, 46 with immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, and 50 with inclusion body myositis) and compared them with conventional pathologic hallmarks of DM, including perifascicular atrophy (PFA) and membrane attack complex (MAC) deposition on endomysial capillaries...
December 30, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028136/hla-drb1-15-01-and-hla-drb3-02-02-in-pla2r-related-membranous-nephropathy
#15
Wei-Bo Le, Jing-Song Shi, Tao Zhang, Lei Liu, Hua-Zhang Qin, ShaoShan Liang, Yuan-Wei Zhang, Cun-Xia Zheng, Song Jiang, Wei-Song Qin, Hai-Tao Zhang, Zhi-Hong Liu
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (MN) is associated with HLA; however, the HLA allele involved remains unknown. To identify the HLA risk alleles associated with phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R)-related MN in the Chinese population, we sequenced the entire MHC region in DNA samples from 99 patients with PLA2R-related MN, 50 patients with PLA2R-unrelated MN, and 100 healthy subjects. Two HLA risk alleles, HLA-DRB1*15:01 and HLA-DRB3*02:02, independently and strongly associated with an increased risk of PLA2R-related MN...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009345/the-role-of-membrane-inner-retina-adherence-in-predicting-simultaneous-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-during-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane-surgery
#16
P Tranos, L Wickham, N Dervenis, A Vakalis, S Asteriades, P Stavrakas
PurposeTo correlate the frequency and extent of simultaneous inadvertent internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling during idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM) removal with characteristics of ERM adherence demonstrated on pre-operative spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT).Patients and methodsThis is a prospective, observational, case series of patients undergoing pars plana vitrectomy for idiopathic ERM. Inner retina-ERM adhesion was categorized as focal, broad or complete in five anatomic locations at macular area based on preoperative SD-OCT findings...
December 23, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005719/age-related-clinical-outcome-after-macular-hole-surgery
#17
Yonguk Kim, Eung Suk Kim, Seung-Young Yu, Hyung Woo Kwak
PURPOSE: To evaluate functional and anatomical retinal recovery according to patient age using spectral domain optical coherence tomography in eyes with surgically closed macular holes. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 83 eyes with anatomically closed idiopathic macular holes after surgery confirmed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Patients were divided into four subgroups based on age (Group 1: ≤ 60, Group 2: 61-65, Group 3: 66-70, Group 4: > 70)...
January 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005718/proportion-of-patients-with-macular-hole-surgery-who-would-have-been-favorable-ocriplasmin-candidates-a-retrospective-analysis
#18
Khurram Chaudhary, Michael Y K Mak, Robert Gizicki, Rajeev H Muni, David T Wong, Filiberto Altomare, Alan R Berger
PURPOSE: To identify favorable ocriplasmin candidates from a cohort of idiopathic full thickness macular hole surgery patients. METHODS: The records of patients with full thickness macular hole who underwent pars plana vitrectomy surgery between 2011 and 2015 were reviewed. Clinical data collected included patient demographics, pre- and post-operative Snellen visual acuity, optical coherence tomography findings, and lens status. The authors defined "favorable" ocriplasmin candidates as patients with focal vitreomacular traction, no epiretinal membrane, and hole size ≤400 μm...
January 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999961/long-term-outcomes-of-initial-therapy-for-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#19
Masayo Sato, Takashi Takei, Takahito Moriyama, Mitsuyo Itabashi, Kosaku Nitta
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to determine whether initial steroid therapy is actually effective for the treatment of iMN, and we examined a 40% reduction in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and remission rates. METHODS: This was a retrospective study between 1993 and 2013. First, we divided patients with iMN having a urinary protein level of ≥1 g/gCre into two groups: those who had received steroid therapy (Group S1; n = 52) within 6 months of diagnosis and those who had received supportive therapy (Group H1; n = 31)...
December 20, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995619/idiopathic-linear-iga-bullous-dermatosis-prognostic-factors-based-on-a-case-series-of-72-adults
#20
J Gottlieb, S Ingen-Housz-Oro, M Alexandre, S Grootenboer-Mignot, F Aucouturier, E Sbidian, E Tancrede, P Schneider, E Regnier, C Picard-Dahan, E Begon, C Pauwels, K Cury, S Hüe, C Bernardeschi, N Ortonne, F Caux, P Wolkenstein, O Chosidow, C Prost-Squarcioni
BACKGROUND: Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is a clinically and immunologically heterogeneous, subepidermal, autoimmune blistering disease (AIBD), whose long-term evolution is poorly described. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical and immunological characteristics, follow-up and prognostic factors of adult idiopathic LABD. METHODS: This retrospective study, conducted in our AIBD Referral Center, included adults, diagnosed between 1995 and 2012, with idiopathic LABD, defined as pure or predominant IgA deposits by direct immunofluorescence...
December 20, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
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