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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329363/takayasu-s-arteritis-with-total-occlusion-of-the-distal-thoraco-abdominal-aorta-involving-multiple-visceral-arteries
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Hideaki Kanda, Yukinori Moriyama, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Takayuki Ueno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326529/acute-coronary-syndrome-as-the-first-manifestation-of-takayasu-s-disease
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Jan Z Peruga, Łukasz Figiel, Jarosław D Kasprzak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323230/long-term-follow-up-of-endovascular-repair-in-the-management-of-arterial-stenosis-caused-by-takayasu-s-arteritis
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Aytaç Gülcü, Naciye Sinem Gezer, Servet Akar, Nurullah Akkoç, Fatoş Önen, Ahmet Yiğit Göktay
PURPOSE: This retrospective study evaluated the long-term results of endovascular repair in the management of arterial stenosis caused by Takayasu's arteritis (TA). METHODS: Sixty-seven endovascular procedures (percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty or stenting) were performed for 49 arterial lesions in 35 patients. Endovascular treatment was performed when the disease was inactive. The patients were pretreated with immunosuppressive drugs and followed every 3∼6 months to monitor disease activity and medical treatment...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322870/painless-bilateral-visual-loss-in-a-33-year-old-woman-with-severe-arterial-hypotension
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Olaia Subirà, Silvia Muñoz, Juan José Sánchez, Paloma Puyalto, Andrew G Lee
A 32-year-old woman experienced dizziness and headache for 5 months. She also complained of painless, progressive bilateral visual loss for several weeks. Prior to developing the initial symptoms, she had an uncomplicated pregnancy except for dizziness and systemic hypotension during the first term. Fundus examination disclosed prominent retinal arteries, as well diffuse microaneurysms, widespread intraretinal hemorrhages, and hyperemic optic discs. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple supratentorial white matter lesions suggestive of ischemic strokes...
March 16, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321088/drug-induced-interstitial-pneumonitis-in-essential-thrombocythemia-treated-with-anagrelide
#5
Tomohiro Kajiguchi, Sonoko Kamoshita, Takayasu Ito, Mitsuaki Yagi, Tomoki Kimura
Anagrelide, a phospholipase A2 inhibitor, is widely used in the management of essential thrombocythemia. To date, anagrelide has only rarely been reported to be associated with the development of drug-induced interstitial pneumonitis. We herein report two cases of anagrelide-associated interstitial pneumonitis. The patients were a 67-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man, both with essential thrombocythemia. Both cases developed interstitial pneumonitis at 8 weeks after administration of anagrelide. Because anagrelide-induced interstitial pneumonitis was suspected from CT scan and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid findings, anagrelide-therapy was discontinued and corticosteroid administration was initiated...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321064/solitary-variceal-rupture-in-the-small-intestine
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Yukinobu Watanabe, Masahiro Ogawa, Kaori Hayashi, Mariko Kumagawa, Kentaro Takayasu, Midori Hirayama, Takao Miura, Katsuhiko Shiozawa, Naoki Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakagawara, Toshiki Yamamoto, Mitsuhiko Moriyama, Akihiro Hemmi
A 70-year-old man was referred to our hospital to undergo treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma. In hospital, he complained of hematochezia and a laboratory analysis revealed a decreased level of hemoglobin. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a tumor in the small intestine, with slow enhancement of the dorsal region. Double-balloon enteroscopy revealed a submucosal tumor with a depression in the jejunum. Partial enterectomy was performed and a pathological examination demonstrated the presence of a solitary varix...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318446/science-to-practice-does-fdg-differentiate-morphologically-unstable-from-stable-atherosclerotic-plaque
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Vasken Dilsizian, Hossein Jadvar
It has been reported that fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) may detect the inflammatory state and macrophage burden of atherosclerotic plaques and potentially identify vulnerable plaques. However, published reports have been inconsistent in this area. Tavakoli et al ( 1 ) hypothesized that differential regulation of macrophage glucose metabolism by macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF; inflammation resolving) and granulocyte-M-CSF (GM-CSF; proinflammatory) may contribute to the inconsistency of FDG vessel wall inflammation...
April 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317622/aortic-dissection-in-takayasu-arteritis
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Kun-Qi Yang, Yan-Kun Yang, Xu Meng, Ying Zhang, Hui-Min Zhang, Hai-Ying Wu, Ya-Xin Liu, Xiong-Jing Jiang, Jun Cai, Xian-Liang Zhou, Ru-Tai Hui, De-Yu Zheng, Li-Sheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection (AD) is a rare complication of Takayasu arteritis (TA). The clinical presentation and long-term management outcomes of AD in patients with TA have not been well described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients with TA along with AD admitted to Fuwai Hospital between January 1985 and March 2016. Clinical data and follow-up data were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: Of the 1,154 patients with TA, we identified 10 patients (0...
April 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314693/wnk4-is-an-adipogenic-factor-and-its-deletion-reduces-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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Daiei Takahashi, Takayasu Mori, Eisei Sohara, Miyako Tanaka, Motoko Chiga, Yuichi Inoue, Naohiro Nomura, Moko Zeniya, Hiroki Ochi, Shu Takeda, Takayoshi Suganami, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
The with-no-lysine kinase (WNK) 4 gene is a causative gene in pseudohypoaldosteronism type II. Although WNKs are widely expressed in the body, neither their metabolic functions nor their extrarenal role is clear. In this study, we found that WNK4 was expressed in mouse adipose tissue and 3T3-L1 adipocytes. In mouse primary preadipocytes and in 3T3-L1 adipocytes, WNK4 was markedly induced in the early phase of adipocyte differentiation. WNK4 expression preceded the expression of key transcriptional factors PPARγ and C/EBPα...
March 8, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298242/migratory-large-vessel-vasculitis-preceding-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-case-report
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Dinusha Chandratilleke, Anthea Anantharajah, Mauro Vicaretti, Warwick Benson, Lucinda J Berglund
BACKGROUND: Large vessel vasculitis is a rare disorder usually occurring in the context of the autoimmune conditions of giant cell arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis. Case reports have described large vessel vasculitis occurring in individuals with myelodysplastic syndrome, preceding transformation to acute myeloid leukemia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old Afghanistan-born woman presented with fever, a tender left carotid artery, and raised inflammatory markers...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291425/long-term-outcomes-of-epilepsy-surgery-in-85-pediatric-patients-followed-up-for-over-10-years-a-retrospective-survey
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Hiroshi Hosoyama, Kazumi Matsuda, Tadahiro Mihara, Naotaka Usui, Koichi Baba, Yushi Inoue, Takayasu Tottori, Toshiaki Otsubo, Yumi Kashida, Koji Iida, Hirofumi Hirano, Ryosuke Hanaya, Kazunori Arita
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the treatment outcomes and social engagement of patients who had undergone pediatric epilepsy surgery more than 10 years earlier. METHODS Between 1983 and 2005, 110 patients younger than 16 years underwent epilepsy surgery at the National Epilepsy Center, Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders. The authors sent a questionnaire to 103 patients who had undergone follow-up for more than 10 years after surgery; 85 patients (82.5%) responded. The survey contained 4 categories: seizure outcome, use of antiepileptic drugs, social participation, and general satisfaction with the surgical treatment (resection of the epileptic focus, including 4 hemispherectomies)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283361/incidence-prevalence-mortality-and-causes-of-death-in-takayasu-arteritis-in-korea-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Sang Jun Park, Hyun Jung Kim, Hojong Park, Hoo Jae Hann, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Seungjin Han, Yuri Kim, Hyeong Sik Ahn
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the epidemiology and mortality of Takayasu Arteritis (TA) are scarce. The objective of this study was to provide information regarding the epidemiology of TA, such as the incidence, prevalence, survival and cause of death in Korea. METHODS: We used a national, population-based database maintained by the Rare Intractable Disease registration program and the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, which includes information on all TA patients, diagnosed based on uniform criteria...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279026/network-anatomy-controlling-abrupt-like-percolation-transition
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Hirokazu Kawamoto, Hideki Takayasu, Misako Takayasu
We virtually dissect complex networks in order to understand their internal structure, just as doctors do with the bodies of animals. Our novel method classifies network links into four categories: bone, fat, cartilage, and muscle, based on network connectivity. We derive an efficient percolation strategy from this new viewpoint of network anatomy, which enables abrupt-like percolation transition through removal of a small amount of cartilage links, which play a crucial role in network connectivity. Furthermore, we find nontrivial scaling laws in the relationships between four types of links in each cluster and evaluate power exponents, which characterize network structures as seen in the real large-scale network of trading business firms and in the Erdős-Rényi network...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277489/analysis-of-the-common-genetic-component-of-large-vessel-vasculitides-through-a-meta-immunochip-strategy
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F David Carmona, Patrick Coit, Güher Saruhan-Direskeneli, José Hernández-Rodríguez, María C Cid, Roser Solans, Santos Castañeda, Augusto Vaglio, Haner Direskeneli, Peter A Merkel, Luigi Boiardi, Carlo Salvarani, Miguel A González-Gay, Javier Martín, Amr H Sawalha
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) are major forms of large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) that share clinical features. To evaluate their genetic similarities, we analysed Immunochip genotyping data from 1,434 LVV patients and 3,814 unaffected controls. Genetic pleiotropy was also estimated. The HLA region harboured the main disease-specific associations. GCA was mostly associated with class II genes (HLA-DRB1/HLA-DQA1) whereas TAK was mostly associated with class I genes (HLA-B/MICA). Both the statistical significance and effect size of the HLA signals were considerably reduced in the cross-disease meta-analysis in comparison with the analysis of GCA and TAK separately...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276951/successful-treatment-with-ustekinumab-for-corticosteroid-and-immunosuppressant-resistant-takayasu-s-arteritis
#15
R Yachoui, M Kreidy, M Siorek, R Sehgal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271560/management-of-aortic-regurgitation-and-bilateral-carotid-occlusion-in-severe-takayasu-arteritis
#16
Fabio Ramponi, Richmond W Jeremy, Michael K Wilson
We present a patient with Takayasu arteritis and severe aortic valve regurgitation and bilateral carotid artery occlusions, who underwent aortic valve replacement and aorto-bicarotid bypass. The management of the cardiovascular manifestations of Takayasu arteritis is reviewed.
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265476/takayasu-s-arteritis-in-pregnancy-a-rare-case-report-from-a-tertiary-care-infirmary-in-india
#17
Sheeba Marwah, Monika Rajput, Ritin Mohindra, Harsha S Gaikwad, Manjula Sharma, Sonam R Topden
Background. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare, chronic, inflammatory, progressive, idiopathic arteriopathy, afflicting young women of reproductive age group, causing narrowing, occlusion, and aneurysms of systemic and pulmonary arteries, especially the aorta and its branches. During pregnancy, such patients warrant special attention. An interdisciplinary collaboration of obstetricians, cardiologists, and neurologists is necessary to improve maternal and fetal prognosis. Here a case is reported where a patient with diagnosis of TA, complicated by neurological sequelae, successfully fought the vagaries of the condition twice to deliver uneventfully...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261975/association-between-genetic-variants-in-the-human-leukocyte-antigen-b-mica-and-takayasu-arteritis-in-chinese-han-population
#18
Xiaoting Wen, Si Chen, Jing Li, Yuan Li, Liubing Li, Ziyan Wu, Hui Yuan, Xinping Tian, Fengchun Zhang, Yongzhe Li
AIM: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare autoimmune disease with ethnic differences. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) showed novel genetic variants in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region were associated with TA. The present study aimed to investigate the linkage between these single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and TA in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: Four hundred and twelve patients from multiple centers and 597 healthy controls were genotyped using the Sequenom MassArray iPLEX platform...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260735/mechanisms-of-left-ventricular-dysfunction-assessed-by-layer-specific-strain-analysis-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Mariko Yamada, Ken Takahashi, Maki Kobayashi, Kana Yazaki, Hirobumi Takayasu, Katsumi Akimoto, Masahiko Kishiro, Akio Inage, Tadahiro Yoshikawa, In-Sam Park, Keisuke Nakanishi, Shiori Kawasaki, Toshiaki Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) is an important risk factor for adverse outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the details and time course of such LV dysfunction using layer-specific strain analysis by echocardiography.Methods and Results:The 66 patients with rTOF (mean age, 16.3±9.3 years) were divided into 3 groups (T1: 4-10 years, T2: 11-20 years, T3: 21-43 years), and 113 controls of similar age (mean age, 17...
March 3, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258019/open-and-endovascular-management-of-severe-cerebral-ischemia-in-takayasu-s-arteritis
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Xiao Yun Luo, Qing Hua Wu, Fu Xian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Severe cerebral ischemia in patients with Takayasu's arteries was caused by occlusion of most supra-aortic arteries. Arterial revascularization is necessary to decrease the incidence of stroke and improve the quality of life, but may be complicated with multiple occlusive lesions and inflammation condition of this disease. This study was to assess options and long-term outcomes of surgical and endovascular treatment. METHODS: Twenty nine patients with severe cerebral ischemic symptoms underwent surgical or endovascular treatment from January 1991 to July 2015...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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