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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531940/contusional-cerebellar-hemorrhage-related-to-placement-in-the-protrusion-position-after-atlantoaxial-fusion
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Yoshinari Miyaoka, Mikinobu Takeuchi, Norimitsu Wakao, Masahiro Aoyama, Kazuhiro Hongo, Masakazu Takayasu
BACKGROUND: Various complications after C1 lateral mass and C2 pedicle screw fusion surgery (C1LM-C2PSFS) have been reported. However, to our knowledge, this is the first report of contusional cerebellar hemorrhage caused by placement in the protrusion (chin-out) position after C1LM-2PSFS. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 81-year-old woman complaining of gait disturbance and clumsiness of both hands was diagnosed with cervical myelopathy with atlantoaxial subluxation. After we performed C1LM-C2PSFS, her neurologic deficits gradually improved, and there was no radiologic evidence of construct failure...
May 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529940/coronary-artery-aneurysms-a-review-of-the-epidemiology-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Sara Abou Sherif, Ozge Ozden Tok, Özgür Taşköylü, Omer Goktekin, Ismail Dogu Kilic
Coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) are uncommon and describe a localized dilatation of a coronary artery segment more than 1.5-fold compared with adjacent normal segments. The incidence of CAAs varies from 0.3 to 5.3%. Ever since the dawn of the interventional era, CAAs have been increasingly diagnosed on coronary angiography. Causative factors include atherosclerosis, Takayasu arteritis, congenital disorders, Kawasaki disease (KD), and percutaneous coronary intervention. The natural history of CAAs remains unclear; however, several recent studies have postulated the underlying molecular mechanisms of CAAs, and genome-wide association studies have revealed several genetic predispositions to CAA...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522958/coexistence-of-ulcerative-colitis-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-takayasu-s-arteritis-and-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
#3
Hyun Woo Park, Hyun Seok Lee, Sejin Hwang, Han Sol Lee, Han-Ik Bae, Ghilsuk Yoon
A 31-year-old woman with a 15-year history of Takayasu's arteritis (TA) and a 13-year history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis presented with hematochezia. She received a diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome at 1 month before her visit to Kyungpook National University Medical Center. Her colonoscopic findings were compatible with a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (UC). She was treated with oral mesalazine, and her hematochezia symptoms subsequently disappeared. The coexistence of UC and TA has been reported; however, reports on the coexistence of UC and Sjögren's syndrome, or of UC and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are rare...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521841/tnf-inhibitors-appear-to-inhibit-disease-progression-and-improve-outcome-in-takayasu-arteritis-an-observational-population-based-time-trend-study
#4
Birgir Gudbrandsson, Øyvind Molberg, Øyvind Palm
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) angiography have now largely replaced interventional angiography in the diagnoses and follow up of Takayasu arteritis (TAK) but data on the effects of this change of imaging method on diagnostic delay and vascular damage, and detailed data on the effect of different treatment regimens on the accumulation of vascular damage are missing. The aim of this study was to assess time trends in diagnostic delay, therapeutic approaches, arterial lesion accrual, persistent disease activity and remission rates in TAK...
May 18, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510727/alternative-splicing-in-the-c-terminal-tail-of-cav2-1-is-essential-for-preventing-a-neurological-disease-in-mice
#5
Tomonori Aikawa, Takaki Watanabe, Taisuke Miyazaki, Takayasu Mikuni, Minoru Wakamori, Miyano Sakurai, Hidenori Aizawa, Nobutaka Ishizu, Masahiko Watanabe, Masanobu Kano, Hidehiro Mizusawa, Kei Watase
Alternative splicing (AS) that occurs at the final coding exon (exon 47) of the Cav2.1 voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) gene produces two major isoforms in the brain, MPI and MPc. These isoforms differ in their splice acceptor sites; human MPI is translated into a polyglutamine tract associated with spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6), whereas MPc splices to an immediate stop codon, resulting in a shorter cytoplasmic tail.To gain insight into the functional role of the AS in vivo and whether modulating the splice patterns at this locus can be a potential therapeutic strategy for SCA6, here we created knockin mice that exclusively express MPc by inserting the splice-site mutation...
May 16, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507324/a-novel-indole-compound-ma-35-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-both-tnf-%C3%AE-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-pathways
#6
Hisato Shima, Kensuke Sasaki, Takehiro Suzuki, Chikahisa Mukawa, Ten Obara, Yuki Oba, Akihiro Matsuo, Takayasu Kobayashi, Eikan Mishima, Shun Watanabe, Yasutoshi Akiyama, Koichi Kikuchi, Tetsuro Matsuhashi, Yoshitsugu Oikawa, Fumika Nanto, Yukako Akiyama, Hsin-Jung Ho, Chitose Suzuki, Daisuke Saigusa, Atsushi Masamune, Yoshihisa Tomioka, Takao Masaki, Sadayoshi Ito, Ken-Ichiro Hayashi, Takaaki Abe
Renal fibrosis is closely related to chronic inflammation and is under the control of epigenetic regulations. Because the signaling of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) play key roles in progression of renal fibrosis, dual blockade of TGF-β1 and TNF-α is desired as its therapeutic approach. Here we screened small molecules showing anti-TNF-α activity in the compound library of indole derivatives. 11 out of 41 indole derivatives inhibited the TNF-α effect. Among them, Mitochonic Acid 35 (MA-35), 5-(3, 5-dimethoxybenzyloxy)-3-indoleacetic acid, showed the potent effect...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507267/teaching-neuroimages-takayasu-arteritis-neuroimaging-progression-after-immunosuppressant-treatment
#7
Laura Martínez Rodríguez, Luis Caminal Montero, Jorge Peña Suarez, Carmen Garcia-Cabo Fernández, Sergio Calleja Puerta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503707/the-value-of-ultrasound-in-diagnosing-extracranial-large-vessel-vasculitis-compared-to-fdg-pet-ct-a-retrospective-study
#8
Christian Löffler, Johannes Hoffend, Urs Benck, Bernhard K Krämer, Raoul Bergner
Large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) is a group of diseases mainly comprised of giant-cell arteritis (GCA), Takayasu arteritis, and a series of rare diseases like Behçet's disease, IgG4-related disease, infectious aortitis, and other unfrequent entities. Besides clinical and laboratory features, Doppler sonography (DS) can assist in establishing the diagnosis. Its diagnostic sensitivity has been evaluated in various studies, most of them, however, in temporal arteritis (TA) respectively in LVV with involvement of the temporal artery...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503078/variations-in-the-clinical-practice-of-physicians-managing-takayasu-arteritis-a-nationwide-survey
#9
Lillian Barra, Patrick Liang, Susanne M Benseler, David A Cabral, Aurore Fifi-Mah, Yueyang Li, Nataliya Milman, Marinka Twilt, Elaine Yacyshyn, Christian Pagnoux
OBJECTIVE: Takayasu arteritis (TAK) is a large vessel vasculitis that predominately affects young women and can cause severe ischemic complications. Given the rarity of TAK, the management of this condition is challenging. We aim to describe current rheumatologist practices for the management of TAK and identify discrepancies and gaps in knowledge. METHODS: An online survey (developed by the Canadian Vasculitis Network and approved by the Canadian Rheumatology Association) containing 48 questions with regard to the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of TAK was distributed to 495 Canadian adult and pediatric rheu-matologists by email...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502640/a-cohort-study-reveals-myocarditis-to-be-a-rare-and-life-threatening-presentation-of-large-vessel-vasculitis
#10
Katie Bechman, Deepa Gopalan, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Justin C Mason
BACKGROUND: The predominant forms of adult large vessel vasculitis (LVV) are giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA). Cardiac involvement in LVV is a cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in TA. Cardiac failure is most commonly secondary to uncontrolled arterial hypertension or myocardial ischaemia. Pulmonary hypertension and aortic valve incompetence following ascending aortic dilatation represent other serious cardiovascular complications. However, cardiac failure as a consequence of myocarditis is rarely reported, principally in single case reports or in autopsy studies...
April 4, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496512/takayasu-s-arteritis-presenting-with-headache-and-peripheral-facial-palsy-a-case-report
#11
Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari, Farzad Masoudkabir, Kyomars Abbasi, Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Manijeh Zarghampour, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare case of granulomatous arteritis which mainly involves the aorta and its large branches. Although arterial hypertension is the most common feature of the disease in both adults and children, patients with TA may present with numerous clinical manifestations. Our patient was a 45-year-old woman, known to have hypertension from 3 years earlier following assessments made for severe headache. One year after the diagnosis of hypertension, she developed a left-sided lower motor neuron facial palsy, which was treated with oral corticosteroids (Prednisolone)...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486233/renal-autotransplantation-with-autologous-saphenous-vein-graft-in-a-patient-with-takayasu-arteritis-and-existing-renal-artery-stent-in-her-solitary-kidney
#12
Hakan Bahadir Haberal, Senol Tonyali, Bora Peynircioğlu, Mustafa Arici, Metin Demircin, Fazıl Tuncay Aki
Takayasu arteritis is a disease that results in the granulomatous inflammation of large vessel walls. Takayasu arteritis is generally observed in young females during the second or third decades of life. This disease is treated by the revascularization of the affected organs either by surgery or by endovascular interventions. In this study, we present a case where renal autotransplantation was performed on a lady with an autologous saphenous vein graft subsequent to numerous previous endovascular interventions for her solitary kidney due to Takayasu arteritis-induced renal artery stenosis...
May 10, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480039/acute-mesenteric-ischemia-and-hepatic-infarction-after-treatment-of-ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome
#13
Shinobu Takayasu, Shingo Murasawa, Satoshi Yamagata, Kazunori Kageyama, Takeshi Nigawara, Yutaka Watanuki, Daisuke Kimura, Takao Tsushima, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Kenichi Hakamada, Ken Terui, Makoto Daimon
SUMMARY: Patients with Cushing's syndrome and excess exogenous glucocorticoids have an increased risk for venous thromboembolism, as well as arterial thrombi. The patients are at high risk of thromboembolic events, especially during active disease and even in cases of remission and after surgery in Cushing's syndrome and withdrawal state in glucocorticoid users. We present a case of Cushing's syndrome caused by adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting lung carcinoid tumor. Our patient developed acute mesenteric ischemia after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery despite administration of sufficient glucocorticoid and thromboprophylaxis in the perioperative period...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479185/neuroimaging-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-rectocolitis
#14
Lucia Monti, Rosamaria Servillo, Irene Grazzini, Leila Khader, Maurizio Acampa, Alfonso Cerase
BACKGROUND: Takayasu arteritis (TA), also known as aortoarteritis and pulseless disease, is an autoimmune, idiopathic, large-vessel vasculitis that primarily affects the aorta and its major branches, the coronary arteries, and the pulmonary arteries. METHODS: This is a peculiar clinical and radiological pattern of TA in a young female Caucasian. Her medical history included diagnosis of ulcerative rectocolitis at the age of 14. Because of the occurrence of anemia and exacerbation of rectocolitis, she had started infliximab associated with low doses of cortisone and mesalazine...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473512/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-associated-with-disease-activity-in-patients-with-takayasu-s-arteritis-a-case-control-study
#15
Lili Pan, Juan Du, Taotao Li, Hua Liao
BACKGROUND: Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) have been reported to reflect the inflammatory response and disease activity in a variety of autoimmune diseases. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the value of PLR and NLR as markers to monitor disease activity in Takayasu's arteritis (TAK). METHODS: A retrospective case-control study involving 88 patients with TAK and 78 healthy controls was performed...
May 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470150/erythema-induratum-nodular-vasculitis-associated-with-takayasu-arteritis
#16
Miho Kabuto, Gen Nakanishi, Hiromi Kimura, Toshihiro Tanaka, Noriki Fujimoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466805/aortic-stiffness-evaluated-by-echocardiography-in-female-patients-with-takayasu-s-arteritis
#17
Yong Yang, Zhen Wang, Li-Jun Yuan, Tie-Sheng Cao, Jie Liu, Rong Ren, Yun-You Duan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the aortic stiffness (AS) in young female patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) and comparable controls by measuring carotid-femoral PWV (PWVcf) using echocardiography with pulse wave Doppler. The clinical feasibility and reproducibility of this echocardiographic method were also investigated. METHODS: Twenty-five TAK female patients (mean age 28.3±6.2 years) and 25 strictly matched healthy controls were included according to rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466804/interleukin-6-and-soluble-interleukin-6-receptor-are-elevated-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-a-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-study
#18
Lia Pulsatelli, Luigi Boiardi, Elisa Assirelli, Giulia Pazzola, Francesco Muratore, Olga Addimanda, Paolo Dolzani, Annibale Versari, Massimiliano Casali, Luca Magnani, Elettra Pignotti, Nicolò Pipitone, Stefania Croci, Riccardo Meliconi, Carlo Salvarani
OBJECTIVES: To investigate serum levels of IL- 6 and soluble IL-6 receptor (sIL-6R) in patients with large-vessel vasculitis and their relationship with disease activity. METHODS: Sera were obtained from 33 Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) patients and 14 giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients, and from 60 age-matched normal controls (NCs). Disease activity was assessed using 18F-FDG PET/CT and clinical indices including NIH/Kerr criteria and ITAS. Among TAK patients with active disease at baseline, clinical records and serum samples from 11 TAK patients were available for the longitudinal study...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463029/high-rate-of-improvement-in-serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-levels-at-4-weeks-predicts-remission-at-52-weeks-in-ra-patients-treated-with-adalimumab
#19
Yosuke Hattori, Toshihisa Kojima, Atsushi Kaneko, Daihei Kida, Yuji Hirano, Takayoshi Fujibayashi, Yuichiro Yabe, Takeshi Oguchi, Yasuhide Kanayama, Hiroyuki Miyake, Takefumi Kato, Hideki Takagi, Masatoshi Hayashi, Takayasu Ito, Tomone Shioura, Nobunori Takahashi, Hisato Ishikawa, Koji Funahashi, Naoki Ishiguro
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether serum matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) levels can predict remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with adalimumab (ADA). METHODS: Subjects were 114 RA patients continuously treated with ADA for 52 weeks. Predictive factors at baseline and 4 weeks after initiation of ADA therapy for the achievement of remission (28-point count Disease Activity Score-CRP (DAS28-CRP) < 2.3) at 52 weeks were evaluated by multivariate logistic regression analysis...
May 2, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457530/long-term-outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-takayasu-arteritis-patients-with-coronary-artery-involvement
#20
Xiao Wang, Aimin Dang, Naqiang Lv, Nan Cheng, Xuesen Cheng, Yuejin Yang, Yunhu Song
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery involvement significantly increases mortality of patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA); however, the optimal revascularization strategy for this condition has not been established. We aimed to compare the long-term outcomes of TA patients with coronary artery involvement treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting (PCI). METHODS: Data from 46 TA patients with coronary artery involvement were analyzed according to their revascularization strategies...
March 24, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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