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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784018/adding-colchicine-to-immunosuppressive-treatments-a-potential-option-for-biologics-refractory-adult-onset-still-s-disease
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Tomoyuki Asano, Makiko Yashiro Furuya, Shuzo Sato, Hiroko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eiji Suzuki, Kiyoshi Migita
BACKGROUND: Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare inflammatory disorder characterized by the classical triad of daily spiking fever, arthritis, and typical salmon-colored rash. Resistance to first-line corticosteroids and second-line disease modified anti-rheumatic-drugs defines refractory AOSD, which mostly includes the polycyclic or chronic courses of the disease. Anti-cytokine therapies are recommended in AOSD patients who are refractory to traditional treatments. This is the first report on the efficacy of colchicine in a patient with AOSD which was refractory to immunosuppressive treatments including biologics...
May 21, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783907/association-between-potential-drug-interactions-and-clinical-outcomes-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantations
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Ingrid Apm Valverde, Mario Js da Silva, Maely Pf Retto
The association of anti-infective, antineoplastic and immunosuppressant drugs makes patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation susceptible to the effects resulting from drug interactions. In this study, we analyzed the potential drug interactions in the association between anti-infective, antineoplastic and immunomodulators agents and their clinical effects presented by patients from a bone marrow transplant service of a Brazilian hospital specialized in cancer treatment. The retrospective cohort involved patients in the conditioning phase undergoing transplantation in the year 2013...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780948/adrenocorticotropic-hormone-analogue-as-novel-treatment-regimen-in-ocular-cicatricial-pemphigoid
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Yael Sharon, David S Chu
Purpose: To report the clinical outcome of a patient with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, treated with adrenocorticotropic hormone gel. Observations: A 75-year-old female with a biopsy proven ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) presented with bilateral conjunctival inflammation, fornix shortening, subepithelial fibrosis and corneal scarring. The patient was previously treated with topical steroids, topical cyclosporine and lubricating drops, and had undergone several amniotic membrane transplants due to recurrent corneal erosions...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780126/a-case-of-intractable-hemophagocytic-syndrome-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-resistant-to-corticosteroids-and-intravenous-cyclophosphamide-that-was-successfully-treated-with-cyclosporine-a
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Hirofumi Toko, Hiroto Tsuboi, Naoto Umeda, Fumika Honda, Ayako Ohyama, Hidenori Takahashi, Saori Abe, Masahiro Yokosawa, Hiromitsu Asashima, Shinya Hagiwara, Tomoya Hirota, Yuya Kondo, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), dubbed acute lupus hemophagocytic syndrome (ALHS), is an intractable complication of SLE. A 24-year-old man who had been diagnosed with SLE three months previously, presented with fever, rash, hallucination, and pancytopenia accompanied with hyperferritinemia and bone marrow hemophagocytosis. He was diagnosed with ALHS and neuropsychiatric (NP)-SLE. Although 4 courses of methylprednisolone pulse therapy and 1 course of intravenous cyclophosphamide (IVCY) improved his NP-SLE, his ALHS did not respond...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779413/tailoring-tacrolimus-therapy-in-kidney-transplantation
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Thomas Jouve, Johan Noble, Lionel Rostaing, Paolo Malvezzi
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of end-stage renal disease is increasing worldwide. The best treatment is kidney transplantation, although life-long immunosuppressive therapy is then mandatory. Currently, the cornerstone immunosuppressive therapy relies on tacrolimus, a calcineurin inhibitor that is nephrotoxic but whose exposition can be minimized in a delicate balance. Area covered: We addressed whether, in the setting of kidney transplantation, tacrolimus-based therapy can be tailored to medical needs: to achieve this, we searched for suitable articles in PubMed...
May 19, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779324/-application-of-low-dose-atg-for-gvhd-prophylaxis-in-patients-undergoing-pbsct-aged-over-forty-years-old
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C Liang, E L Jiang, J F Yao, Q L Ma, W H Zhai, A M Pang, Y Huang, J L Wei, S Z Feng, M Z Han
Objective: To explore the effectiveness of a novel GVHD prophylaxis regimen containing low-dose anti-T lymphocyte globulin (ATG) in patients undergoing peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) from HLA-matched sibling donors (MSD) given both the patients and donors were aged over forty years old. Methods: From March 2013 to April 2017, 98 patients with hematologic malignancies were enrolled in the study. Standard GVHD prophylaxis consisted of the administration of cyclosporine A/tacrolimus and a short course of methotrexate...
April 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777856/ocular-irritation-and-cyclosporine-a-distribution-in-the-eye-tissues-after-administration-of-solid-lipid-microparticles-in-the-rabbit-model
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Eliza Wolska, Małgorzata Sznitowska, Juliusz Chorążewicz, Oliwia Szerkus, Aleksandra Radwańska, Michał J Markuszewski, Roman Kaliszan, Krystyna Raczyńska
The aim of this study was to investigate the in vivo effect of Solid Lipid Microparticles (SLM), proposed for topical ocular administration of cyclosporine, on the rabbit eye. SLM carrier is an aqueous dispersion of lipid microparticles (20% w/w) with a size up to 15 μm. Cyclosporine was dissolved in the formulation in the concentration of 0.5 or 2.0% (w/w). Ocular tolerance of microsphere dispersion was assessed in rabbit model by the Draize eye test (SLM was compared with emulsion and oily solution), and cyclosporine distribution in ocular tissues was evaluated after multiple application of tested formulations (SLM dispersions, emulsions and oily solution) for 7 days...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777763/effect-of-long-term-immunosuppressive-therapy-on-native-rat-liver-morphology-and-hepatocyte-apoptosis
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Aleksandra Wilk, Dagmara Szypulska-Koziarska, Karolina Kędzierska-Kapuza, Agnieszka Kolasa-Wołosiuk, Kamila Misiakiewicz-Has, Kazimierz Ciechanowski, Barbara Wiszniewska
A negative result of therapy based on immunosuppressive drugs is its leading to pathological alterations in the organ, including liver. Use of immunosuppressive medication may also lead to organized and genetically controlled cell death - apoptosis. The aim of this study was to examine histopathological changes in the livers of rats treated with immunosuppressive drugs, and also to determine the effects of different groups of immunosuppressive drugs on apoptosis activity in the hepatocytes of rat livers. The study was conducted on archival material obtained from Department of Nephrology, Transplantology and Internal Medicine of the Independent Public Clinical Hospital No...
May 16, 2018: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777361/tremor-induced-by-calcineurin-inhibitor-immunosuppression-a-single-centre-observational-study-in-kidney-transplanted-patients
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R Erro, Ruggero Bacchin, F Magrinelli, P Tomei, C Geroin, G Squintani, A Lupo, G Zaza, M Tinazzi
INTRODUCTION: Tremor is the most frequent and disabling neurological side effect under Calcineurin inhibitor-induced immunosuppression, but no studies have defined its phenomenology, severity, distribution, the impact on quality of life, as well as of other neurological symptoms associated. METHODS: 126 consecutive kidney-transplanted patients, under treatment with Cyclosporin A, Tacrolimus and non-Calcineurin inhibitors, within therapeutic range, were enrolled...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777341/improvement-of-neurological-and-ocular-symptoms-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-after-the-introduction-of-infliximab
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REVIEW
Marko Barešić, Mirna Reihl, Mario Habek, Nenad Vukojević, Branimir Anić
Behçet's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of unknown origin characterized by multiple organ involvement. The most common symptoms of Behçet's disease are recurrent oral and/or genital ulcerations in combination with symptoms affecting eyes, skin, central and peripheral nervous system, blood vessels and gastrointestinal tract. We present a 43-year-old female patient with the history of recurrent episodes of genital and oral ulcerations, elevated acute phase reactants and skin lesions. The diagnosis of Behçet's disease has been delayed (for more than 10 years) and reached only after she developed neurological and ocular symptoms...
May 17, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775447/-mycophenolate-mofetil-mmf-as-the-first-choice-immunosuppressive-drug-in-treatment-of-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children
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Iwona Ogarek, Elżbieta Szczęsny-Choruz, Ewa Wierzchowska-Słowiaczek, Joanna Kwinta-Rybicka, Zofia Stec, Anna Moczulska, Katarzyna Wilkosz, Dorota Drożdż
Most children diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome show favourable response to corticosteroid therapy, nonetheless 30% of patients have frequent relapses or a steroid-dependent course of disease. Cyclophosphamide, cyclosporin A or MMF are being used in treatment of steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome in search of a drug with highest long-term effectiveness and least amount of side effects. AIM: The aim of study was to assess of the efficacy of MMF as the first choice immunosuppressive drug in children with nephrotic syndrome after determining a steroid-dependency...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775444/-influence-of-intensity-localization-and-type-of-deposits-in-renal-biopsy-for-disease-symptoms-and-follow-up-in-children-with-iga-nephropathy
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Karolina Cichoń-Kawa, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Jadwiga Małdyk, Agnieszka Turczyn, Agnieszka Rybi-Szumińska, Anna Wasilewska, Agnieszka Firszt-Adamczyk, Roman Stankiewicz, Beata Bieniaś, Przemysław Sikora, Katarzyna Gadomska-Prokop, Ryszard Grenda, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
IgA nephropathy is the most common glomerulonephritis in the world. For diagnosis kidney biopsy is necessary. AIM: The aim of the study was assessment the significance of IgA, C3 and IgG deposits intensity and location in kidney childhood IgA nephropathy (IgAN) for the symptoms of the disease and the follow up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study population consisted of 81 children, average 11,45±3,99 years. IgAN was recognized based on renal biopsy, performed 1,2±1,84, median 0,5 years after the onset...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772691/periodontal-tissues-maxillary-jaw-bone-and-tooth-regeneration-approaches-from-animal-models-analyses-to-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Fareeha Batool, Marion Strub, Catherine Petit, Isaac Maximiliano Bugueno, Fabien Bornert, François Clauss, Olivier Huck, Sabine Kuchler-Bopp, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel
This review encompasses different pre-clinical bioengineering approaches for periodontal tissues, maxillary jaw bone, and the entire tooth. Moreover, it sheds light on their potential clinical therapeutic applications in the field of regenerative medicine. Herein, the electrospinning method for the synthesis of polycaprolactone (PCL) membranes, that are capable of mimicking the extracellular matrix (ECM), has been described. Furthermore, their functionalization with cyclosporine A (CsA), bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), or anti-inflammatory drugs' nanoreservoirs has been demonstrated to induce a localized and targeted action of these molecules after implantation in the maxillary jaw bone...
May 16, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772254/effect-of-interferon-alpha-and-cyclosporine-treatment-separately-and-in-combination-on-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-replication-in-a-human-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-culture-model
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H S Li, Denise I T Kuok, M C Cheung, Mandy M T Ng, K C Ng, Kenrie P Y Hui, J S Malik Peiris, Michael C W Chan, John M Nicholls
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has emerged as a coronavirus infection of humans in the past 5 years. Though confined to certain geographical regions of the world, infection has been associated with a case fatality rate of 35%, and this mortality may be higher in ventilated patients. As there are few readily available animal models that accurately mimic human disease, it has been a challenge to ethically determine what optimum treatment strategies can be used for this disease. We used in-vitro and human ex-vivo explant cultures to investigate the effect of two immunomodulatory agents, interferon alpha and cyclosporine, singly and in combination, on MERS-CoV replication...
May 14, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767558/molecular-basis-of-the-counteraction-by-calcium-channel-blockers-of-cyclosporine-nephrotoxicity
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Safaa Hicham Hammoud, Sahar Alkhansa, Neamah Mahjoub, Amal Galal Omar, Mahmoud M El-Mas, Assaad A Eid
Nephrotoxicity is a serious side effect for the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine (CSA). In this study, we tested the hypothesis that administration of calcium channel blockers such as verapamil or nifedipine ameliorate renal CSA-induced renal dysfunction. Furthermore, our study investigates the roles of inflammatory, oxidative, and fibrotic pathways in CSA-induced renal dysfunction. Six groups of male rats (n=6/group) were used and received one of the following treatments for 7 consecutive days: vehicle (cremophor EL, i...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767445/comparison-of-de-novo-igm-and-igg-anti-hla-dsa-between-belatacept-and-calcineurin-treated-patients-an-analysis-of-the-benefit-and-benefit-ext-trial-cohorts
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Matthew J Everly, Mustimbo Roberts, Robert Townsend, Robert A Bray, Howard M Gebel
Preventing conversion of donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA) from an IgM-to-IgG could a way to prevent chronic rejection. We evaluated whether belatacept-treated patients [belatacept less-intensive (LI) more-intensive (MI) regimens] have a lower rate of conversion than cyclosporine A (CsA) treated patients. We included 330 HLA mismatched patients from two phase-3 trials with either (a) complete donor/recipient HLA-A,-B,-DR, and -DQ loci typing or (b) incomplete HLA typing with IgG DSA detected pre- or post-transplant...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766796/biological-and-in-silico-studies-on-synthetic-analogues-of-tyrosine-betaine-as-inhibitors-of-neprilysin-a-drug-target-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure
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Daniel Fabio Kawano, Marcelo Rodrigues de Carvalho, Mauricio Ferreira Marcondes Machado, Adriana Karaoglanovic Carmona, Gilberto Ubida Leite Braga, Ivone Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Fungal secondary metabolites are important sources for the discovery of new pharmaceuticals, as exemplified by penicillin, lovastatin and cyclosporine. Searching for secondary metabolites of the fungi Metarhizium ssp., we previously identified tyrosine betaine as a major constituent. METHODS: Because of the structural similarity with other inhibitors of neprilysin (NEP), an enzyme explored for the treatment of heart failure, we devised the synthesis of tyrosine betaine and three analogues to be subjected to in vitro NEP inhibition assays and to molecular modeling studies...
May 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765971/alopecia-areata-in-a-dog-clinical-dermoscopic-and-histological-features
#18
Fabia Scarampella, Paola Roccabianca
Alopecia areata (AA)-like disease is characterized by multifocal patchy hair loss in humans, rodents, dogs, and horses. Remarkable similarities between human and nonhuman AA cases have been reported in terms of clinical presentation, histology, and immune mechanisms of the disease. Canine AA-like lesions most often consist of well-demarcated alopecic patches, frequently but not only involving the face and the head, which extend to the ear pinnae and legs. In some cases, hair loss can have a more generalized distribution...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765507/ex-vivo-cardiotoxicity-of-antineoplastic-casiopeinas-is-mediated-through-energetic-dysfunction-and-triggered-mitochondrial-dependent-apoptosis
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Christian Silva-Platas, César A Villegas, Yuriana Oropeza-Almazán, Mariana Carrancá, Alejandro Torres-Quintanilla, Omar Lozano, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Elena C Castillo, Judith Bernal-Ramírez, Evaristo Fernández-Sada, Luis F Vega, Niria Treviño-Saldaña, Héctor Chapoy-Villanueva, Lena Ruiz-Azuara, Carmen Hernández-Brenes, Leticia Elizondo-Montemayor, Carlos E Guerrero-Beltrán, Karla Carvajal, María E Bravo-Gómez, Gerardo García-Rivas
Casiopeinas are a group of copper-based antineoplastic molecules designed as a less toxic and more therapeutic alternative to cisplatin or Doxorubicin; however, there is scarce evidence about their toxic effects on the whole heart and cardiomyocytes. Given this, rat hearts were perfused with Casiopeinas or Doxorubicin and the effects on mechanical performance, energetics, and mitochondrial function were measured. As well, the effects of Casiopeinas-triggered cell death were explored in isolated cardiomyocytes...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763549/development-of-positron-emission-tomography-pet-radiotracers-for-the-gaba-transporter-1-gat-1
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Alexandra R Sowa, Allen F Brooks, Xia Shao, Bradford D Henderson, Phillip S Sherman, Janna Arteaga, Jenelle Stauff, Adam C Lee, Robert A Koeppe, Peter J H Scott, Michael R Kilbourn
In vivo PET imaging of the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor complex has been accomplished using radiolabeled benzodiazepine derivatives, but development of specific presynaptic radioligands targeting the neuronal membrane GABA transporter type 1 (GAT-1) has been less successful. The availability of new structure-activity studies of GAT-1 inhibitors and the introduction of a GAT-1 inhibitor (tiagabine, Gabatril® ) into clinical use prompted us to reinvestigate the syntheses of PET ligands for this transporter...
May 15, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
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