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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733756/glial-and-neuronal-antibodies-in-patients-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Güneş Altıokka-Uzun, Ece Erdağ, Betül Baykan, John Tzartos, Duygu Gezen-Ak, Bedia Samancı, Erdinç Dursun, Paraskevi Zisimopoulou, Katerina Karagiorgou, Christos Stergiou, Erdi Şahin, Esme Ekizoğlu, Murat Kürtüncü, Erdem Tüzün
Headache and visual disturbances are the main presenting symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) characterized by increased intracranial pressure (ICP) with an unknown cause. We aimed to investigate the antibodies against optic neuritis-associated glial antigens, aquaporin-4 (AQP4) and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) and uncharacterized neuronal membrane antigens in IIH patients. Consecutive patients diagnosed according to Friedman revised diagnostic criteria and control subjects were included after their consent...
July 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715813/efficacy-of-the-perfluoro-n-octane-assisted-single-layered-inverted-internal-limiting-membrane-flap-technique-for-large-macular-holes
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Kang Yeun Pak, Jung Yul Park, Sung Who Park, Ik Soo Byon, Ji Eun Lee
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the perfluoro-n-octane-assisted single-layered inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap for large macular holes (MHs). METHODS: We reviewed idiopathic MHs >400 μm. The patients were divided into ILM peeling (group P, 51 eyes) and ILM flap (group F, 41 eyes). Closure of MHs, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and postoperative optical coherence tomography findings were analyzed. RESULTS: MH closure was achieved in 88...
July 15, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713102/-contemporary-use-of-radiosynoviorthesis-in-chronic-polyarthrtitis
#3
Robert Zwolak, Maria Majdan
Radiosynoviorthesis is used for local treatment of recurrent joint effusions, leads to necrosis of inflamed synovium due to beta radiation energy served after intraarticular radionuclide administration. The aim of the therapy is destruction and fibrosis of abnormal, hypertrophic synovial membrane and then full recovery of its normal function after local corticosteroids and systemic modifying drugs failure. Radiosynoviorthesis is effective in different type of peripheral arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory spondyloarthtropaties, gout, chondrocalcinosis, pigmented villo-nodular synovitis, recurrent knee effusion after total joint replacement, idiopathic knee joint effusion, osteoarthritis and secondary prevention of intraarticular bleeding in haemophilia...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699929/arcuate-nerve-fiber-layer-changes-after-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-in-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
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Andrea Scupola, Gabriela Grimaldi, Edoardo Abed, Maria G Sammarco, Andrea Giudiceandrea, Andrea Greco, Paola Sasso, Maria A Blasi
PURPOSE: To analyze the relationship between swelling of the arcuate nerve fiber layer (SANFL) and long-term decrease of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness after internal limiting membrane peeling for idiopathic epiretinal membrane, and to investigate if SANFL is related to a mechanical surgical damage. METHODS: Prospective, interventional consecutive case series of 46 eyes that underwent combined epiretinal membrane/internal limiting membrane peeling for idiopathic epiretinal membrane...
July 7, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699324/corneal-endothelial-cell-loss-and-corneal-biomechanical-characteristics-after-two-step-sequential-or-combined-phaco-vitrectomy-surgery-for-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
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Hassan Hamoudi, Ulrik Correll Christensen, Morten La Cour
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of sequential and combined surgery [cataract surgery and 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with peeling] on corneal endothelium cell density (CED) and corneal biomechanical characteristics. METHODS: Phakic eyes with epiretinal membrane (ERM) were prospectively allocated to (i) cataract surgery and subsequent PPV (CAT group), (ii) PPV and subsequent cataract surgery (VIT group) or (iii) phacovitrectomy (COMBI group). Eyes were examined at baseline, 1 month after each surgery, and at 3 and 12 months follow-up...
August 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696343/novel-surgical-technique-of-peeled-internal-limiting-membrane-reposition-for-idiopathic-macular-holes
#6
Tian Tian, Chunli Chen, Jie Peng, Haiying Jin, Lihua Zhang, Peiquan Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693446/response-to-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-pla2r-associated-and-non-pla2r-associated-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Jia Wang, Qionghong Xie, Zhuxing Sun, Ningxin Xu, Yan Li, Liang Wang, Shaojun Liu, Jun Xue, Chuan-Ming Hao
BACKGROUND: According to renal M type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) immunohistochemistry, idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) could be categorized into PLA2R-associated and non-PLA2R-associated IMN. We conducted a retrospective, multicenter cohort study with 91 patients to compare the effect of immunosuppressive therapy between PLA2R-associated and non-PLA2R-associated IMN patients. METHODS: A total of 91 biopsy-proven IMN patients from Huashan hospital and People's Hospital of Wuxi in past 5 years were collected into this study...
July 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693196/early-diagnosis-of-venous-thromboembolism-as-a-clinical-primary-symptom-of-occult-cancer-core-proteins-of-a-venous-thrombus
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Siwan Wen, Qianglin Duan, Fan Yang, Guiyuan Li, Lemin Wang
Malignancy is one of the risk factors of venous thromboembolism (VTE). As a common accompanying factor of malignant tumors, almost 20% of idiopathic VTEs are identified in patients with occult types of cancer as the primary symptom. The type of internal association that exists between malignant tumors and VTE has not yet been determined. The present review discusses the following: i) Reversible combinations between core proteins of venous thrombi and their ligand proteins. With the condition of immune cell balancing function collapse, which is characterized as dysfunction immune cells and impaired immune functions, the human body loses the function of eliminating infectious/malignant cells quickly and effectively...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688632/ecmo-support-in-lung-transplantation-a-contemporary-analysis-of-hospital-charges-in-the-united-states
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J W Awori Hayanga, Norihisa Shigemura, Jonathan K Aboagye, Chris Ensor, Mary Amanda Dew, Heather K Hayanga, Stephen A Esper, Kyla Joubert, Matthew R Morrell, Jonathan D'Cunha
BACKGROUND: There is little in the literature pertaining to cost associated with the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in lung transplantation. We sought to evaluate charges associated with the index hospitalization among recipients of a lung transplant who required ECMO to identify factors that increase hospital charges in these patients. METHODS: With the use of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we reviewed data pertaining to patients who received a lung transplant between 2000 and 2011 and stratified them into ECMO and non-ECMO groups based on use of ECMO...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685717/variants-in-the-promoter-region-of-hla-dqa1-were-associated-with-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-in-a-chinese-han-population
#10
Xiao-Song Qin, Jian-Hua Liu, Guan-Ting Lyu, Meng-Le Peng, Fu-Ning Yang, Dong-Chun Qin, Yong-Zhe Li, Yong Liu
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is an autoimmune disease and the leading cause of adult nephritic syndrome. HLA-DQA1 had been identified to be associated with IMN in Europeans and the result was replicated in Chinese Han population. In this study, six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter of HLA-DQA1 and other two SNPs with IgA nephropathy were included for the association analysis. METHODS: The SNPs were genotyped in 509 patients and 601 controls by the MassArray iPLEX...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682905/rituximab-alone-as-induction-therapy-for-membranous-lupus-nephritis-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Nathalie Chavarot, David Verhelst, Agathe Pardon, Valérie Caudwell, Lucile Mercadal, Antoinette Sacchi, Catherine Leonardi, Véronique Le Guern, Alexandre Karras, Eric Daugas
The optimal treatment for pure membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) remains undetermined. Rituximab constitutes a promising therapeutic option for lupus nephritis and is currently being evaluated for use in idiopathic membranous nephritis. We retrospectively analysed the efficacy and tolerance of rituximab as a monotherapy in the induction treatment of pure MLN.We retrospectively investigated SLE patients with biopsy-proven pure class V lupus nephritis presenting with a protein-to-creatinine ratio of at least 2 g/g and treated with rituximab as monotherapy...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682018/vascular-displacement-in-idiopathic-macular-hole-after-single-layered-inverted-internal-limiting-membrane-flap-surgery
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Jae Jung Lee, In Ho Lee, Keun Heung Park, Kang Yeun Pak, Sung Who Park, Ik Soo Byon, Ji Eun Lee
PURPOSE: To compare vascular displacement in the macula after surgical closure of idiopathic macular hole (MH) after single-layered inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap technique and conventional ILM removal. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients who underwent either vitrectomy and ILM removal only or vitrectomy with single-layered inverted ILM flap for idiopathic MH larger than 400 μm from 2012 to 2015. A customized program compared the positions of the retinal vessels in the macula between preoperative and postoperative photographs...
June 26, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680821/a-unified-pathogenesis-for-kidney-diseases-including-genetic-diseases-and-cancers-by-the-protein-homeostasis-system-hypothesis
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REVIEW
Kyung-Yil Lee
Every cell of an organism is separated and protected by a cell membrane. It is proposed that harmony between intercellular communication and the health of an organism is controlled by a system, designated the protein-homeostasis-system (PHS). Kidneys consist of a variety of types of renal cells, each with its own characteristic cell-receptor interactions and producing characteristic proteins. A functional union of these renal cells can be determined by various renal function tests, and harmonious intercellular communication is essential for the healthy state of the host...
June 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674357/single-dose-rituximab-therapy-for-refractory-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-a-single-center-experience
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Takayuki Katsuno, Takenori Ozaki, Hangsoo Kim, Noritoshi Kato, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Shinichi Akiyama, Takuji Ishimoto, Tomoki Kosugi, Naotake Tsuboi, Yasuhiko Ito, Shoichi Maruyama
To date, a recognized treatment for refractory membranous nephropathy (MN) has not been established. Recently, several reports have indicated the efficacy of rituximab as a novel treatment option. However, only a few published accounts exist of rituximab therapy for idiopathic MN (IMN) in the Asian population. We present the cases of three IMN patients who were treated with single-dose rituximab after they showed no response to conventional therapies, including corticosteroids, cyclosporine, cyclophosphamide, mizoribine, and mycophenolate mofetil...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673749/microcystoid-macular-changes-in-association-with-idiopathic-epiretinal-membranes-in-eyes-with-and-without-glaucoma-clinical-insights
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Andrea Govetto, Daniel Su, Matthew Farajzadeh, Alin Megerdichian, Eva Platner, Yvette Ducournau, Gianni Virgili, Jean Pierre Hubschman
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical and surgical significance of microcystoid macular changes in the inner nuclear layer in patients with idiopathic epiretinal membranes, with and without glaucomatous optic neuropathy. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Clinical charts and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography images of 264 eyes of 234 consecutive patients diagnosed with idiopathic epiretinal membranes were reviewed and analyzed...
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664837/rituximab-for-the-treatment-of-membranous-nephropathy-a-single-center-experience
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Andreja Aleš Rigler, Alexander Jerman, Aleša Orsag, Nika Kojc, Damjan Kovač, Andrej Škoberne, Špela Borštnar, Željka Večerić Haler, Nuša Avguštin, Radoslav Kveder, Dušan Ferluga, Alenka Vizjak, Jelka Lindič
BACKGROUND: Treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy with rituximab was introduced more than a decade ago following experimental data that suggested involvement of B-cell-mediated reactions in its pathogenesis. It was a logical step towards a more selective therapy with less severe side effects as compared to the recommended first-line immunosuppressive therapy with corticosteroids and different immunosuppressant drugs. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the anonymous data of patients who were treated with rituximab for idiopathic membranous nephropathy at our institution from January 2006 to July 2016...
2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652700/macular-hole-surgery-an-analysis-of-risk-factors-for-the-anatomical-and-functional-outcomes-with-a-special-emphasis-on-the-experience-of-the-surgeon
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Teresa M Jenisch, Florian Zeman, Michael Koller, David A Märker, Horst Helbig, Wolfgang A Herrmann
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors for the anatomical and functional outcomes of macular hole (MH) surgery with special emphasis on the experience of the surgeon. METHODS: A total of 225 surgeries on idiopathic MHs (IMHs) performed by 6 surgeons with a mean follow-up period of 20.5 months were reviewed in this retrospective study. Outcome parameters focused on IMH closure, complications and visual acuity improvement. The results of MH surgeries performed by experienced surgeons were compared to those of surgeons in training...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652245/unpaired-extracellular-cysteine-mutations-of-csf3r-mediate-gain-or-loss-of-function
#18
Haijiao Zhang, Sophie Means, Anna Reister Schultz, Kevin Watanabe-Smith, Bruno C Medeiros, Daniel Bottomly, Beth Wilmot, Shannon K McWeeney, Tim Kükenshöner, Oliver Hantschel, Jeffrey W Tyner
Exclusive of membrane-proximal mutations seen commonly in chronic neutrophilic leukemia (e.g. T618I), functionally defective mutations in the extracellular domain of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptor (CSF3R) have been reported only in severe congenital and idiopathic neutropenia patients. Here we describe the first activating mutation in the fibronectin like type III domain of the extracellular region of CSF3R (W341C) in a leukemia patient. This mutation transformed cells via cysteine-mediated intermolecular disulfide bonds, leading to receptor dimerization...
June 26, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633145/urinary-volatile-organic-compounds-as-potential-biomarkers-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#19
Mingao Wang, Rujuan Xie, Xibei Jia, Ruichan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To detect urinary volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) and normal controls, and whether or not the urinary VOCs can act as biomarkers for diagnosis of iMN independent of renal biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was used to assess the urine collected from 63 iMN patients and 15 normal controls. The statistical methods of principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLSDA) were performed to process the final data in CDF format which were converted from GC/MS data...
June 19, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631180/microvascular-changes-after-vitrectomy-with-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study
#20
Leonardo Mastropasqua, Enrico Borrelli, Paolo Carpineto, Lisa Toto, Luca Di Antonio, Peter A Mattei, Rodolfo Mastropasqua
PURPOSE: To evaluate superficial capillary plexus (SCP) changes occurring after internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling for the treatment of idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM). METHODS: A total of 15 eyes of 15 patients affected by idiopathic ERM (eight males and seven females; mean age 59.8 ± 9.6 years) were enrolled in the study. Patients were treated with pars plana vitrectomy followed by ERM and ILM peeling. Subjects were evaluated at baseline and at the week-1 and month-1 follow-up visits...
June 19, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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