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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228529/efficacy-of-bronchial-washing-and-brushing-cytology-in-the-diagnosis-of-non-neoplastic-lung-diseases
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Rahil Giti, Massood Hosseinzadeh
Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy is often the initial technique for diagnosis of lung and bronchial tumors. Many studies have shown the high accuracy rate of bronchial washing and brushing cytology in the evaluation of neoplastic and non-neoplastic bronchopulmonary lesions. The aim of this study is to emphasize the value of the bronchial cytologic findings for diagnosis of non-neoplastic bronchopulmonary lesions. In a cross-sectional study, we retrieved all cases with bronchial washing and brushing cytology from 21 Mach 2014 to 21 December 2015...
October 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193951/-disseminated-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-overlap-syndrome-challenges-in-preventing
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Sergio García-Méndez, Lamberto Miguel Caballero-Zavala, Imelda García-Olivera, Fortunato Vásquez-Manuel, Gerardo Pérez-Bustamante, Fabián Tafoya-Ramírez
Patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases are at increased risk for developing infections and these are associated with increased morbidity and mortality from these diseases, especially in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis and autoimmune inflammatory myopathies. The objective of this paper is to address the challenges in detecting latent tuberculosis in immunosuppressed patients and the initiation of prophylactic treatment because currently there are no well-defined guidelines indicating what action to take for detection and treatment; so far the available scientific evidence is scarce and some methodological shortcomings...
September 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152675/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-juvenile-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-positive-effect-on-trabecular-microarchitecture-using-hr-pqct
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G L Lima, J A Paupitz, N E Aikawa, J C Alvarenga, R M Rodrigues Pereira
In this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled 24-week trial, cholecalciferol supplementation at 50,000 IU/week effectively improved bone microarchitecture parameters in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JoSLE) patients, as assessed by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) at tibia site. An increase in the trabecular number and a decrease in the trabecular separation were observed, suggesting that vitamin D supplementation may be recommended for JoSLE patients with its deficiency...
November 19, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137108/tuberculosis-presenting-as-isolated-bronchonodal-fistula-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-case-report
#4
Kyungsoo Bae, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Ho Cheol Kim, Young Sun Suh, Gi Dong Lee, Ju-Young Kim, Dae Hyun Song
RATIONALE: Lymph node is a preferred site for extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB). In the thorax, mediastinal tuberculous lymph nodes can erode adjacent structures such as heart, aorta, and esophagus, forming fistula, and causing fatal consequences. However, tuberculous bronchonodal fistula as a complication of lymph node TB in adults is rarely known in terms of imaging or clinical findings. Here, a case of isolated tuberculous bronchonodal fistula appearing as the first presentation of TB in a 74-year-old male with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is reported...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092064/perspectives-on-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-is-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-research-underfunded
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Soumia Brakta, Daria Lizneva, Kateryna Mykhalchenko, Adonis Imam, Walidah Walker, Michael P Diamond, Ricardo Azziz
Context: The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine-metabolic abnormality with a worldwide prevalence of 4%-21%, depending on diagnostic criteria. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest single funding agency in the world, invests nearly $30.0 billion annually in biomedical research. Evidence Acquisition: Utilizing the NIH RePorter system we searched for all grants awarded by the NIH for PCOS and three other disorders with comparable degrees of morbidity, and similar or lower mortality and prevalences (i...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062486/cardiac-tamponade-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-polyglandular-syndrome-type-2
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Andromachi Vryonidou, Stavroula A Paschou, Fotini Dimitropoulou, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Vasiliki Tzavara, Apostolos Katsivas
We describe a case of a 40-year-old woman who was admitted to the intensive care unit with a rapid onset of dyspnea and orthopnea. She presented progressive weakness, weight loss and secondary amenorrhea during last year, while intermittent fever was present for the last two months. Initial biochemical evaluation showed anemia, hyponatremia and increased C-reactive protein levels. Clinical and echocardiographic evaluation revealed cardiac tamponade, which was treated with pericardiocentesis. Pleural fluid samples were negative for malignancy, tuberculosis or bacterial infection...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971575/disseminated-tuberculosis-masquerading-as-a-presentation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#7
Justin C-H Li, Warren Fong, Limin Wijaya, Ying Y Leung
Tuberculosis (TB) infection is the endemic in Asia-Pacific region. Miliary TB is a disseminated form which may present similarly as autoimmune conditions. Here we describe a 17-year-old girl who had miliary TB with manifestations mimicking new-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) including oral ulcers, serositis, cytopenia, proteinuria and raised autoantibody titers. Complex associations between SLE and TB are highlighted. High index of clinical suspicion for TB infection is needed upon presentations resembling immune diseases like SLE...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937580/diagnosis-of-systemic-inflammatory-diseases-among-patients-admitted-for-acute-pericarditis-with-pericardial-effusion
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Maureen Assayag, Rachid Abbas, Noémie Chanson, Anne Perozziello, Gregory Ducrocq, Jean-François Alexandra, Antoine Dossier, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre
AIMS: Acute pericarditis may be the heralding manifestation of various systemic inflammatory diseases (SIDs). The aim of this study was to identify clinical indicators for SIDs in patients admitted for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion. METHODS: All consecutive adult patients hospitalized in a Department of Internal Medicine over a 10-year period for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with cancer and tuberculosis were excluded...
November 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920417/effects-of-deoxynivalenol-and-zearalenone-contaminated-feed-on-the-gene-expression-profiles-in-the-kidneys-of-piglets
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Kondreddy Eswar Reddy, Woong Lee, Jin Young Jeong, Yookyung Lee, Hyun-Jeong Lee, Min Seok Kim, Dong-Woon Kim, Dongjo Yu, Ara Cho, Young Kyoon Oh, Sung Dae Lee
Objective: Fusarium mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN), common contaminants in the feed of farm animals, cause immune function impairment and organ inflammation. Consequently, the main objective of this study was to elucidate DON and ZEN effects on the mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and other immune related genes in the kidneys of piglets. Methods: Fifteen 6-week-old piglets were randomly assigned to three dietary treatments for 4 weeks: control diet, and diets contaminated with either 8 mg DON/kg feed or 0...
September 18, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841837/decreased-ex-vivo-production-of-interferon-gamma-is-associated-with-severity-and-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-lupus
#10
Sung Soo Ahn, Eun Seong Park, Joo Sung Shim, Sang-Jun Ha, Beom Seok Kim, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jason Jungsik Song
BACKGROUND: Lupus pathogenesis is closely associated with interferon gamma (IFN-γ), which plays a central role in innate and adaptive immunity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ex vivo production of IFN-γ after stimulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells with phytohemagglutinin (PHA) in patients with lupus, according to disease activity. METHODS: This study included 118 patients with lupus who had undergone IFN-γ-releasing assays (IGRAs) to screen for tuberculosis...
August 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764615/cerebral-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-following-cyclophosphamide-treatment-a-case-report
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S Cooray, H Zhang, R Breen, G Carr-White, R Howard, M Cuadrado, D D'Cruz, G Sanna
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis (TB) is a rare but catastrophic event in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we report a case of cerebral TB in a patient with lupus myocarditis and nephritis, following cyclophosphamide immunosuppression. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of cerebral TB in SLE in a non-endemic country. A 31-year-old female with SLE and a history of regular travel to Kenya presented to our centre with clinical features of acute heart failure. She was diagnosed with severe lupus myocarditis, and a renal biopsy also confirmed lupus nephritis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754137/tuberculous-monoarthritis-of-the-wrist-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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W A N V Luke, M P M L Gunathilake, Duminda Munidasa, Dilshan Munidasa, S T De Silva
BACKGROUND: Unusual forms of tuberculosis are common among immune-suppressed patients, leading to challenges in diagnosis and management. We present a Sri Lankan patient with systemic lupus erythematosis, investigated for chronic wrist pain with low inflammatory markers and without systemic symptoms, who was subsequently diagnosed to have tuberculosis of the joint. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosis in remission was evaluated for chronic left wrist pain without significant examination findings on presentation...
July 28, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690859/case-report-of-a-lupus-patient-with-a-severe-flare-and-miliary-tuberculosis-need-for-proper-guidelines-for-management
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Masooma Hashmat, Ramsa Suhail Rana, Tafazzul-E-Haque Mahmud, Aflak Rasheed, Ata Ur Rehman, Syed Ali Rukh Pirzada, Muhammad Ammad Asghar, Sadia Asif, Amjad Ali
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that is frequently treated with high doses of corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive drugs. Thus patients with SLE are at increased risk for infections with several pathogens including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are no established guidelines available for treatment of tuberculosis in SLE patients with high disease activity due to lack of relevant studies and management based more on physician expertise. We report a case of a young SLE patient with high disease activity index (SLEDAI19) as evidenced by the presence of a vasculitic rash, non-healing ulcer on forearm and proteinuria of >1 g/d along with miliary tuberculosis...
July 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681585/a-simple-method-for-removing-low-density-granulocytes-to-purify-t-lymphocytes-from-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#14
Si-Gong Zhang, Yu-Xin Song, Xiao-Ming Shu, Hai-Li Shen, Han-Bo Yang, Rui-Xue Duo, Guo-Chun Wang
OBJECTIVE: Low-density granulocytes (LDGs) can form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) spontaneously and excessively. When peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are used for studying T lymphocytes, LDGs contained in the PBMCs may decrease the threshold of activating T lymphocytes by forming NETs. This study focused on the profiles of LDGs in common autoimmune diseases and methods for removing LDGs from PBMCs. METHODS: The percentages of LDGs in PBMCs from 55 patients with dermatomyositis (DM), 15 with polymyositis (PM), 42 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 25 with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and 19 healthy controls were determined by flow cytometry...
July 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623951/progressive-respiratory-distress-in-a-42-year-old-hiv-positive-woman-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Katongo Mutengo, Patrice Mukomena, Nason Lambwe, Owen Ngalamika
BACKGROUND: Identifying and treating the cause of pulmonary symptoms in HIV patients with underlying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can be very challenging. Delays in diagnosing active SLE in HIV patients can lead to significant morbidity and even mortality. We report the case of an HIV-positive woman with SLE who presented with severe respiratory distress. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old HIV-positive woman presented with a 7-month history of anorexia, progressive dyspnoea, and a productive cough...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557287/epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-inflammatory-retinal-vascular-occlusions-pooled-data-from-two-tertiary-referral-institutions
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Aniruddha Agarwal, Samendra Karkhur, Kanika Aggarwal, Alessandro Invernizzi, Ramandeep Singh, Mangat R Dogra, Vishali Gupta, Amod Gupta, Diana V Do, Quan D Nguyen
IMPORTANCE: In a subset of patients with retinal vasculitis, there is occlusion of blood flow through the retinal vessels. These eyes are at high risk of sight-threatening complications. BACKGROUND: To characterize epidemiology, clinical course, treatment and outcomes of occlusive retinal vasculitis (ORV). DESIGN: Retrospective study PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-seven uveitis patients with ORV at two large tertiary-care institutions (the USA and India)...
May 29, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486537/association-between-a-history-of-mycobacterial-infection-and-the-risk-of-newly-diagnosed-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-nationwide-population-based-case-control-study
#17
Wen-Cheng Chao, Ching-Heng Lin, Tsai-Ling Liao, Yi-Ming Chen, Der-Yuan Chen, Hsin-Hua Chen
OBJECTIVE: To address the association between a history of tuberculosis (TB) or nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection and the risk of newly diagnosed Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS: Using a nationwide, population-based, claims dataset, and after excluding those who had rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus, we identified 5,751 newly diagnosed SS cases during 2007-2012, and compared them to 86,265 non-SS controls matched (1:15) for age, sex, and the year of first SS diagnosis date...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384925/sle-and-tuberculosis-a-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#18
Prasanta Kumar Bhattacharya, Md Jamil, Aakash Roy, Kishore Kumar Talukdar
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Tuberculosis (TB) are intricately related with an increase in the risk of TB in SLE. Primary mechanisms pertaining to the increased susceptibility for TB are the inherent immunodeficient state of SLE and use of immunosuppressant agents in the treatment of SLE. We report a case series of five female patients of SLE with TB who presented between January 2015 and December 2015 in a tertiary care teaching hospital in North Eastern India. All the patients were young to middle aged females having SLE with or without lupus nephritis who were on immunosuppressive therapy with corticosteroids, mycophenolate mofetil or cyclophosphamide...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355724/-a-clinical-analysis-on-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
C F Zhang, R Xu, M T Li, X F Zeng
To investigate the etiology and differential diagnoses of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and fever of unknown origin (FUO). From January 2012 to December 2014, a total of 928 SLE patients were admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital.Only 50 patients were combined with FUO (5.4%). The most common reason of fever was caused by infections(33 cases, 66.0%), including bacterial infection in 17 cases with 5 tuberculosis, viral infection in 11 cases, and fungal infection in 5 cases.The second reason offever was due to poor disease control or recurrence in 17 patients (34...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293057/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-presentation-with-localized-iliac-lymphadenitis
#20
Shrihari Anil Anikhindi, Anil Arora, Shashi Dhawan, Naresh Bansal, Praveen Sharma, Vikas Singla, Ashish Kumar
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a benign, self-limiting disease characterized by histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis. Though several viral agents or an autoimmune etiology has been proposed as causative, the exact cause remains unknown. It has a female predilection and most commonly seen among young Asian people. Patients usually present with a febrile illness and the presence of lymphadenopathy may provide a clue to diagnosis. The most common site of lymphadenopathy is cervical lymph nodes while intra-abdominal involvement is uncommon...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
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