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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924855/the-efficacy-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-for-the-treatment-of-chinese-takayasu-s-arteritis
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Jing Li, Yunjiao Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Mengtao Li, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
To investigate the therapeutic effect of mycophenolate mofetil(MMF) on Chinese Takayasu's arteritis(TAK) patients. Thirty consecutive TAK outpatients were prospectively enrolled during 2013 to 2015. MMF combined with glucocorticoid was the primary treatment regimen. If clinical stable disease could not be reached, another traditional immunosuppressive agent could be added. All patients were evaluated and followed up every 3 months and vascular image studies by Doppler ultrasonography were repeated every 6 months...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908309/an-unrecognised-presentation-of-takayasu-arteritis-superficial-femoral-artery-involvement
#2
Hui Dong, Wuqiang Che, Xiongjing Jiang, Meng Peng, Yubao Zou, Huimin Zhang, Bo Xu, Yuejin Yang, Runlin Gao
OBJECTIVES: Superficial femoral artery (SFA) involvement in Takayasu arteritis (TA) has rarely been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristic and clinical outcomes of endovascular therapy in such patients. METHODS: We analysed the data collected from 105 consecutive patients with TA, who were diagnosed from January 2011 to December 2013. All patients underwent ankle brachial index (ABI) measurements and angiography. Nine patients with an ABI <0...
November 18, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908308/remarkable-damage-along-with-poor-quality-of-life-in-takayasu-arteritis-cross-sectional-results-of-a-long-term-followed-up-multicentre-cohort
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Ahmet Omma, Burak Erer, Omer Karadag, Neslihan Yilmaz, Fatma Alibaz-Oner, Fatih Yildiz, Melike Kalfa, Gezmis Kimyon, Sedat Kiraz, Haner Direskeneli, Eren Erken, Kenan Aksu, Ahmet Mesut Onat, Ahmet Gül, Lale Ocal, Murat Inanc, Sevil Kamali
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the outcome of a large Takayasu arteritis (TAK) cohort using the vasculitis damage index (VDI) and quality of life (QoL) scale, tools which have been validated for vasculitis. METHODS: Disease activity, damage and QoL were cross-sectionally evaluated in 165 TAK patients from 6 centres. SF-36 were applied to 51 age-matched healthy controls (HC). Persistent activity for ≥6 months was considered as treatment resistance (r-TAK). The correlation between VDI, clinical characteristics and mental (MCS)/physical (PCS) component scores of SF-36 were analysed...
November 10, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903831/dietary-mung-bean-protein-reduces-hepatic-steatosis-fibrosis-and-inflammation-in-male-mice-with-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#4
Hitoshi Watanabe, Yuka Inaba, Kumi Kimura, Shun-Ichiro Asahara, Yoshiaki Kido, Michihiro Matsumoto, Takayasu Motoyama, Nobuhiko Tachibana, Shuichi Kaneko, Mitsutaka Kohno, Hiroshi Inoue
BACKGROUND: As the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), including steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, is increasing, novel dietary approaches are required for the prevention and treatment of NAFLD. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the potential of mung bean protein isolate (MuPI) to prevent NAFLD progression. METHODS: In Expts. 1 and 2, the hepatic triglyceride (TG) concentration was compared between 8-wk-old male mice fed a high-fat diet (61% of energy from fat) containing casein, MuPI, and soy protein isolate and an MuPI-constituent amino acid mixture as a source of amino acids (18% of energy) for 4 wk...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895519/portal-hypertension-an-uncommon-clinical-manifestation-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-9-year-old-child
#5
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/27892464/wnt5a-induces-renal-aqp2-expression-by-activating-calcineurin-signalling-pathway
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Fumiaki Ando, Eisei Sohara, Tetsuji Morimoto, Naofumi Yui, Naohiro Nomura, Eriko Kikuchi, Daiei Takahashi, Takayasu Mori, Alain Vandewalle, Tatemitsu Rai, Sei Sasaki, Yoshiaki Kondo, Shinichi Uchida
Heritable nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) is characterized by defective urine concentration mechanisms in the kidney, which are mainly caused by loss-of-function mutations in the vasopressin type 2 receptor. For the treatment of heritable NDI, novel strategies that bypass the defective vasopressin type 2 receptor are required to activate the aquaporin-2 (AQP2) water channel. Here we show that Wnt5a regulates AQP2 protein expression, phosphorylation and trafficking, suggesting that Wnt5a is an endogenous ligand that can regulate AQP2 without the activation of the classic vasopressin/cAMP signalling pathway...
November 28, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889106/expression-of-the-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-in-the-ligamentum-flavum-of-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-canal-stenosis
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Hitoshi Yamahata, Koji Osuka, Tatsuro Aoyama, Muneyoshi Yasuda, Hiroshi Tokimura, Kazunori Arita, Masakazu Takayasu
BACKGROUND: Ligamentum flavum (LF) hypertrophy is an important cause of lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSS), one of the most common spinal disorders in the elderly. Although many cytokines are reported to be associated with LF hypertrophy, the intracellular signaling system is rarely discussed. The purpose of this study was to identify the JAK/STAT signaling pathway and to examine the role of the JAK/STAT systems in the hypertrophied LF. METHODS: The LF of 10 LSS patients was analyzed and the expression of JAK1, STAT3, phosphorylated (p)-STAT3, and actin was examined by Western blot analysis...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885511/does-anticoagulation-therapy-prevent-thrombosis-in-coronary-stent-grafts
#8
Yuki Honda, Kohei Wakabayashi, Takayasu Suzuki, Hiroshi Suzuki
A polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent was deployed for enlarging coronary aneurysms in a 73-year-old man. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and coronary angioscopy performed 3 months later revealed naked stent struts and thin patches of red thrombi covering the PTFE membrane even under dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). After 5-month warfarin administration under DAPT, OCT and angioscopy showed a clear extinction of the thin patches of red thrombi on the PTFE membrane and stent struts, although most of the struts were still naked...
November 24, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880037/suppressed-erythropoietin-expression-in-a-nitrofen-induced-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#9
Hajime Takayasu, Koki Hagiwara, Kouji Masumoto
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (EPO), an essential stimulator of erythropoiesis produced by the fetal liver, is important both in vascular remodeling and modulation of the endothelial response in the pulmonary vasculature. In addition, EPO guides alveolar development, along with retinoic acid (RA). EPO is a direct target of RA, and the retinoid pathway is altered in the nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) model. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that the synthesis of EPO is suppressed in a rat model of CDH...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868354/high-incidence-of-bscl2-intragenic-recombinational-mutation-in-peruvian-type-2-berardinelli-seip-syndrome
#10
Nelson Purizaca-Rosillo, Takayasu Mori, Yamali Benites-Cóndor, Fuki M Hisama, George M Martin, Junko Oshima
Congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) is a genetically heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by the absence of functional adipose tissue. We identified two pedigrees with CGL in the community of the Mestizo tribe in the northern region of Peru. Five cases, ranging from 15 months to 7 years of age, presented with generalized lipodystrophy, muscular prominence, mild intellectual disability, and a striking aged appearance. Sequencing of the BSCL2 gene, known to be mutated in type 2 CGL (CGL2; Berardinelli-Seip syndrome), revealed a homozygous deletion of exon 3 in all five patients examined, suggesting the presence of a founder mutation...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867673/central-retinal-artery-occlusion-in-takayasu-s-arteritis-as-the-first-presentation-of-the-disease
#11
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/27861636/association-between-higher-serum-cortisol-levels-and-decreased-insulin-secretion-in-a-general-population
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Aya Kamba, Makoto Daimon, Hiroshi Murakami, Hideyuki Otaka, Kota Matsuki, Eri Sato, Jutaro Tanabe, Shinobu Takayasu, Yuki Matsuhashi, Miyuki Yanagimachi, Ken Terui, Kazunori Kageyama, Itoyo Tokuda, Ippei Takahashi, Shigeyuki Nakaji
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are well known to induce insulin resistance. However, the effect of GCs on insulin secretion has not been well characterized under physiological conditions in human. We here evaluated the effect of GCs on insulin secretion/ß-cell function precisely in a physiological condition. A population-based study of 1,071 Japanese individuals enrolled in the 2014 Iwaki study (390 men, 681 women; aged 54.1 ± 15.1 years), those excluded individuals taking medication for diabetes or steroid treatment, were enrolled in the present study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850941/1305-oral-rehydration-solution-os-1-improves-thermoregulation-in-a-mouse-heatstroke-model
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Kazuyuki Miyamoto, Hirokazu Ohtaki, Hiromi Takayasu, Atsuo Maeda, Jun Sasaki, Kazuho Honda, Munetaka Hayashi, Kenji Dohi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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
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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/27817935/takayasu-arteritis-masquerading-as-stable-angina-in-a-29-year-old-man
#16
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
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815653/relationship-of-hla-b-51-and-hla-b-52-alleles-and-tnf-%C3%AE-308a-g-polymorphism-with-susceptibility-to-takayasu-arteritis-a-meta-analysis
#18
Si Chen, Haixia Luan, Liubing Li, Xiaoli Zeng, Tian Wang, Yongzhe Li, Hui Yuan
We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether combined evidence shows an association between HLA-B*51 and HLA-B*52 alleles and TNF-α-308A/G polymorphism and the susceptibility to Takayasu arteritis (TA). Relevant articles dated November 2015 were acquired from the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases. The number of genotypes and/or alleles for HLA-B*51 and HLA-B*52 alleles and TNF-α-308 A/G polymorphism in cases and control subjects was extracted, and statistical analysis was conducted using STATA 11...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814989/a-curious-case-of-septic-shock
#19
Arjun Lakshman, Charanpreet Singh, Manphool Singhal, Sanjay Jain, Navneet Sharma, Savita Kumari, Subhash Varma
BACKGROUND: Takayasu arteritis, also known as "pulseless disease," causes proximal occlusion of the lumen of large arteries of the neck and arm, leading to impalpable pulses and "pseudohypotension." This may misdirect the management plan for a patient in the emergency setting if the presence of vascular occlusion is not previously known. CASE REPORT: We describe a young woman who presented to the emergency department (ED) with fever. On evaluation, she had shock, which was not responsive to a fluid bolus...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813289/takayasu-arteritis-and-pregnancy-a-population-based-study-on-outcome-and-mother-child-related-concerns
#20
Birgir Gudbrandsson, Marianne Wallenius, Torhild Garen, Tore Henriksen, Øyvind Molberg, Øyvind Palm
OBJECTIVES: To assess pregnancy outcome in an unselected Takayasu arteritis (TAK) cohort, and identify pregnancy related concerns. METHODS: Consenting, female patients with TAK were predominantly recruited from a population based South-east Norway TAK cohort. Additional cases (n=8) were recruited at Oslo University Hospital. Data on the number of pregnancies, births and pregnancy outcome before and after disease onset were retrieved from medical charts, patient questionnaires and the Medical Birth Registry of Norway (MBRN)...
November 3, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
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