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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906058/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-levels-and-rheumatic-diseases-of-the-elderly
#1
Perrine Smets, Valérie Devauchelle-Pensec, Paul-Olivier Rouzaire, Bruno Pereira, Marc Andre, Martin Soubrier
BACKGROUND: Increasing vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been reported in remitting symmetrical seronegative synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). The aim of this study was to compare VEGF levels in patients over 60 years of age who have RS3PE, RA, PMR or GCA so as to determine whether elevated VEGF is specific for a rheumatic disease, the inflammation or edema that occurs with these pathological conditions...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904995/-tocilizumab-in-giant-cell-arteritis
#2
J Pflugfelder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898024/perinatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-is-associated-to-materno-fetal-immune-activation-and-intracranial-arteritis
#3
Clémence Guiraut, Nicole Cauchon, Martin Lepage, Guillaume Sébire
The medium-size intra-cranial arteries arising from the carotid bifurcation are prone to perinatal arterial ischemic strokes (PAIS). PAIS' physiopathology needs to be better understood to develop preventive and therapeutic interventions that are currently missing. We hypothesized that materno-fetal inflammation leads to a vasculitis affecting selectively the carotidian tree and promoting a focal thrombosis and subsequent stroke. Dams were injected with saline or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Escherichia coli...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895519/portal-hypertension-an-uncommon-clinical-manifestation-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-9-year-old-child
#4
Cristina N Herrera, Javier E Tomala-Haz
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is the third most common childhood vasculitis and its clinical manifestations depend on the arteries involved. We report a case of a 9-year-old boy with multiple aneurysms in carotid and iliac arteries, subclavian and coronary arteries, and abdominal aorta. At the age of 7 years, he presented with recurrent fever and hepatosplenomegaly. An angio-computed tomography scan showed aneurysms in the left subclavian artery, abdominal aorta, and both proximal iliac arteries. He was diagnosed with TA and was treated with corticosteroids, aspirin, and enalapril...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895251/teaching-neuroimages-orbital-infarction-syndrome-from-giant-cell-arteritis
#5
David Dongkyung Kim, Adrian Budhram, David Pelz, Maria MacDonald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895041/infections-and-the-risk-of-incident-giant-cell-arteritis-a-population-based-case-control-study
#6
Rennie L Rhee, Peter C Grayson, Peter A Merkel, Gunnar Tomasson
OBJECTIVES: Alterations in the immune system and infections are suspected to increase susceptibility to giant cell arteritis (GCA). Recently herpes zoster has been directly implicated in the pathogenesis of GCA. We examined the association between prior infections, in particular herpes zoster, and incident GCA in a population-based cohort. METHODS: A nested case-control study was performed using an electronic database from the UK. Cases with newly diagnosed GCA were identified using a validated algorithm and compared with age-matched, sex-matched and practice-matched controls...
November 28, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894415/intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-polymorphisms-k469e-and-g261r-and-susceptibility-to-vasculitis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-meta-analysis
#7
Y H Lee, S-C Bae
The aim of this study was to determine whether intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to vasculitis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Meta-analyses were performed to assess the associations between K469E and G241R polymorphisms of ICAM-1 and vasculitis or RA. A total of 12 studies on 1,368 patients and 1,922 controls, which comprised 8 vasculitis studies and 4 RA studies, were included in the meta-analysis. We found no significant association between vasculitis and K469E E allele among the various subjects (OR = 1...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890189/diplopia-what-to-double-check-in-radiographic-imaging-of-double-vision
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Claudia F E Kirsch, Karen Black
When patients see double with both eyes open, known as "binocular diplopia," this may be a harbinger of underlying life-threatening causes. This article presents pertinent anatomy, critical abnormality, and radiographic features that should be double checked for in diplopia. Key areas requiring a double check using the acronym VISION include Vascular, Infectious and Inflammatory, the Scalp for giant cell arteritis, Sphenoid and Skull base in trauma, Increased intracranial pressure (pseudotumor cerebri), Onset of new headaches or psychosis, and Neoplasm...
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867673/central-retinal-artery-occlusion-in-takayasu-s-arteritis-as-the-first-presentation-of-the-disease
#9
Hande Guclu, Vuslat Pelitli Gurlu, Sadık Altan Ozal, Orkut Guclu
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory granulomatous vasculitis which affects large and medium arterial vessels. The disease involves especially subclavian arteries and aortic branches but it can consist of any arteries. The major pathology is granulomatous panarteritis with intima proliferation and defects of the elastic lamina of the vessels. We present a case of central retinal artery occlusion in TA as the first presentation of the disease. To the best of our knowledge, the present case is the first case that demonstrates central retinal artery occlusion as an initial manifestation in TA...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862745/infliximab-induced-cutaneous-eruption-resembling-pityriasis-rubra-pilaris-in-a-patient-with-takayasu-s-arteritis
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Andac Salman, Yaman Sonmez, Hulya Sahin, Ali Ugur Unal, Haner Direskeneli, Leyla Cinel, Tulin Ergun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 12, 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862152/cutaneous-polyarteritis-nodosa-localized-to-a-region-of-lymphedema-secondary-to-streptococcus-viridans-cellulitis-and-multiple-surgeries
#11
Andrew Matsumoto, Rami N Al-Rohil, Marina Bravin, Lori Anderson, Danielle Wroblewski, J Andrew Carlson
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN) is a chronic, indolent, single organ arteritis that generally presents with lower extremity nodules and/or livedo racemosa, accompanied by malaise and arthralgias. CPAN is often triggered by infection, commonly Group A streptococcal species, and is considered an autoimmune reaction. Scarring from surgery and obliterative lymphangiitis from bacterial cellulitis are causes of lymphedema. Lymphedematous skin is predisposed to autoimmune disorders. Herein we report a 53yo woman who developed CPAN restricted to a localized area of the right upper arm-shoulder that had undergone multiple surgeries, complicated by episodes of Streptococcus viridans cellulitis...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855129/temporal-arteritis-with-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-is-bilateral-until-proven-otherwise-response
#12
Neil R Miller, Tin Yan Alvin Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855128/giant-cell-arteritis-with-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-is-bilateral-until-proven-otherwise
#13
Nandini Singh, Adarsh George, Jeremy Tan, Shaun Y P Ewe, Ian C Francis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843375/polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-cancer-risk-the-importance-of-the-diagnostic-set
#14
Ciro Manzo, Maria Natale
In the last few years, the relationship between polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and cancer has been considered with very different conclusions. In particular, in 2010, Ji et al examined the overall and specific cancer risks among Swedish subjects following hospitalization for PMR and giant cell arteritis and noted that the risk of cancer was highest in the first year after hospitalization (of 3941 total cancer diagnoses, 783 [19.1%] were in the first year). In 2013, Muller et al, using data from General Practice Research Database, highlighted that elderly patients with a PMR diagnosis were significantly more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis in the year after PMR diagnosis (313/667 cancer cases [69%])...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843369/polymyalgia-rheumatica-observations-of-disease-evolution-without-corticosteroid-treatment
#15
Arthur E Brawer
OBJECTIVES: The diagnostic diversity of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) can easily be obscured by the widespread use of corticosteroids (CSs) early in the disease course. This study observed the course of PMR without CSs and determined whether alternative medication could be useful. METHODS: Seventy patients with new-onset PMR comprised phase 1. Eight were removed with specific diagnoses (four with giant cell arteritis [GCA]). The remaining 62 were treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone until enough time had elapsed to ascertain whether their PMR had evolved into another rheumatologic inflammatory condition...
2016: Open Access Rheumatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832292/takayasu-arteritis-ta-first-presenting-with-intestinal-ischemia-a-case-report-and-review-of-gastrointestinal-tract-involvement-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-associated-with-ta
#16
REVIEW
Durga Prasanna Misra, Nagarajan Krishnan, Debasis Gochhait, Dantis Emmanuel, Vir Singh Negi
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a large vessel vasculitis involving the aorta and its major branches. Insidious inflammation usually results in gradual arterial narrowing; however, critical organ ischemia is rare. We describe a young male with TA who presented with acute mesenteric ischemia requiring intestinal resection, followed by critical limb ischemia. In our literature review, we identified intestinal gangrene as a rare manifestation of TA. However, intestinal ischemia as the first manifestation of TA has been scarcely reported in the literature...
November 10, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824543/giant-cell-arteritis-and-polymyalgia-rheumatica-2016-update
#17
REVIEW
Gideon Nesher, Gabriel S Breuer
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) are both more common among people of North European decent than among Mediterranean people. Women are 2-3 times more commonly affected. Giant cell arteritis and PMR are extremely rare before age 50 years. Polymyalgia rheumatica may be "isolated" or associated with GCA. There is increased expression of inflammatory cytokines in temporal arteries of PMR patients, without overt histological evidence of arteritis. One-third of "isolated" PMR patients have vascular uptake in positron emission tomography (PET) scans, suggesting clinically unrecognized, "hidden" GCA...
October 31, 2016: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820833/multiparametric-functional-mri-a-tool-to-uncover-subtle-changes-following-allogeneic-renal-transplantation
#18
Mike Notohamiprodjo, Aivars Kalnins, Martin Andrassy, Manuel Kolb, Benjamin Ehle, Susanna Mueller, Michael N Thomas, Jens Werner, Markus Guba, Konstantin Nikolaou, Joachim Andrassy
PURPOSE: To investigate multiparametric functional MRI to characterize acute rejection in a murine allogeneic renal transplant model and evaluate the effect of novel therapeutics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed allogeneic and syngeneic orthotopic transplantations (Balb/c to C57Bl/6 and C57Bl/6 to C57Bl/6). Allogeneic Groups (n = 5) were either treated with the anti-CCL2-Spiegelmer (mNOX-E36) in monotherapy or in combination with low doses of Ciclosporin-A (10mg/kgBW/d) for 10 days...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817935/takayasu-arteritis-masquerading-as-stable-angina-in-a-29-year-old-man
#19
Lei Wang, Teng Ma, Yun-Tao Zhao
Takayasu arteritis is a form of vasculitis that involves the aorta, its major branches, and the pulmonary arteries. Coronary artery involvement is not uncommon, and most frequently includes the ostia and proximal segments. Early diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis is difficult since it is a rare disease and is accompanied by various nonspecific clinical symptoms. However, recent advances in imaging modalities-including magnetic resonance angiography, computed tomography (CT), sonography, and fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/CT Isobe (2013) [2]-have facilitated earlier and more accurate diagnoses of this condition...
October 29, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816980/high-levels-of-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells-are-associated-with-acrotism-in-patients-with-takayasu-arteritis
#20
Şakir Özgür Keşkek, Emine Duygu Bozkırlı-Ersözlü, İlknur Kozanoğlu, Ahmet Eftal Yücel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
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