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Eli M Miloslavsky, John L Niles, Zachary S Wallace, Frank B Cortazar, Ana Fernandes, Karen Laliberte, John H Stone
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic advances in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) have improved patient survival, but mortality rates remain higher than the general population. Glucocorticoids contribute to AAV morbidity and mortality. We examined whether an 8-week glucocorticoid course in combination with rituximab (RTX) would induce disease remission in patients with AAV. METHODS: Patients with active AAV received an 8-week prednisone taper and RTX 375mg/m2 weekly for 4 weeks...
February 3, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Otto Steinmassl, Vincent Offermanns, Wolfgang Stöckl, Herbert Dumfahrt, Ingrid Grunert, Patricia-Anca Steinmassl
Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) denture base manufacturers claim to produce their resin pucks under high heat and pressure. Therefore, CAD/CAM dentures are assumed to have enhanced mechanical properties and, as a result, are often produced with lower denture base thicknesses than conventional, manually fabricated dentures. The aim of this study was to investigate if commercially available CAD/CAM denture base resins have more favourable mechanical properties than conventionally processed denture base resins...
March 8, 2018: Materials
Mohamad Shamas, Pascal Benquet, Isabelle Merlet, Mohamad Khalil, Wassim El Falou, Anca Nica, Fabrice Wendling
OBJECTIVE: In this study we aim to identify the key (patho)physiological mechanisms and biophysical factors which impact the observability and spectral features of High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs). METHODS: In order to accurately replicate HFOs we developed virtual-brain/virtual-electrode simulation environment combining novel neurophysiological models of neuronal populations with biophysical models for the source/sensor relationship. Both (patho)physiological mechanisms (synaptic transmission, depolarizing GABAA effect, hyperexcitability) and physical factors (geometry of extended cortical sources, size and position of electrodes) were taken into account...
February 11, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Gerald B Appel, Wai L Lau
As the population worldwide ages, the epidemic of kidney disease will also increase. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) positive rapidly progressive positive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is the most common etiology for biopsied patients among the very elderly. Its pathological features and clinical course are well described, though there is still debate about the mechanism of injury involved in individual patients. From very ancient times, the cornerstone of treatment historically has been high-dose cyclophosphamide and a lengthy course of high-dose corticosteroids...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Crenguța Feraru, Andrei Bâlha, Victor Aursulesei, Andrei Filip, Anca Pantalon
We present the therapeutic options and functional results in patients with plateau iris (syndrome or configuration) in consecutive case series. Material and method: Our study included newly diagnosed patients with acute angle closure by "plateau iris" (configuration or syndrome), between June 2016 and April 2017. Series of 8 consecutive patients met the inclusion criteria, all being females. All the patients underwent an individualized treatment according to the underlying mechanism and evolution...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
David B G Oliveira
The small vessel vasculitides granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis are associated with autoantibodies to neutrophil cytoplasm antigens (ANCA), principally proteinase-3 (PR3) and myeloperoxidase (MPO). There is an association between GPA and nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus. The recent finding that S. aureus produces proteins that bind tightly to and block the function of both PR3 and MPO suggests a mechanism for ANCA formation. The bacterial protein-autoantigen conjugate is recognised by B cells with ANCA specificity, internalised, and the bacterial protein processed and presented to T cells with specificity for bacterial peptides...
March 2018: Medical Hypotheses
Clare Sampson, Anca D Covaci, James G C Hamilton, Nayem Hassan, Shakir Al-Zaidi, William D J Kirk
The greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a pest of a wide range of vegetable and ornamental crops in greenhouses around the world. Yellow sticky traps are highly attractive to flying adults and so are frequently used to monitor the pest. Our aim was to test whether changes in trap translucency or the addition of printed black patterns could increase the catch on yellow sticky traps in greenhouses. Field trials were carried out in commercial crops of strawberry and tomato under glass over three years...
2018: PloS One
Karine Chemin, Daniel Ramsköld, Lina-Marcela Diaz-Gallo, Jessica Herrath, Miranda Houtman, Karolina Tandre, Lars Rönnblom, Anca Catrina, Vivianne Malmström
The presence of the PTPN22 risk allele (1858T) is associated with several autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Despite a number of studies exploring the function of PTPN22 in T cells, the exact impact of the PTPN22 risk allele on T-cell function in humans is still unclear. In this study, using RNA sequencing, we show that, upon TCR-activation, naïve human CD4+ T cells homozygous for the PTPN22 risk allele overexpress a set of genes including CFLAR and 4-1BB, which are important for cytotoxic T-cell differentiation...
January 31, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
Lourdes Ortiz-Fernández, Francisco David Carmona, Raquel López-Mejías, Maria Francisca González-Escribano, Paul A Lyons, Ann W Morgan, Amr H Sawalha, Kenneth G C Smith, Miguel A González-Gay, Javier Martín
OBJETIVE: Systemic vasculitides represent a heterogeneous group of rare complex diseases of the blood vessels with a poorly understood aetiology. To investigate the shared genetic component underlying their predisposition, we performed the first cross-phenotype meta-analysis of genetic data from different clinically distinct patterns of vasculitis. METHODS: Immunochip genotyping data from 2465 patients diagnosed with giant cell arteritis, Takayasu's arteritis , antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis or IgA vasculitis as well as 4632 unaffected controls were analysed to identify common susceptibility loci for vasculitis development...
January 27, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Anca Daniela Farcaş, Adriana Rusu, Mirela Anca Stoia, Luminiţa Animarie Vida-Simiti
The aim of this research was to assess the relationship between plasma adiponectin, leptin, resistin, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) levels and echocardiographic parameters of ventricular remodeling in patients with coronary artery disease, without acute myocardial infarction. The study population consisted of 49 patients with echocardiographic measurements performed. After adjustment for age, gender, body mass index, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and glycaemia, adiponectin was statistically significant associated with interventricular septum thickness (β = -0...
March 2018: Cytokine
Luciana Maria Goguta, Adrian Candea, Diana Lungeanu, Mirela Frandes, Anca Jivanescu
PURPOSE: Mechanical and optical studies of glass fiber composites have revealed great resistance and satisfactory bonds between the glass fibers and composite resins. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term survival of anterior and posterior direct glass fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) fixed partial dentures (FPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients (9 men, 14 women) aged 18 to 67 received 23 d-FRC-FPDs. The frameworks of the FPDs were unidirectional pre-impregnated glass fibers (ever Stick C&B)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Vittorio D'Aguanno, Massimo Ralli, Marco de Vincentiis, Antonio Greco
Cogan's syndrome (CS) is a rare disorder characterized by nonsyphilitic interstitial keratitis (IK) and audio-vestibular symptoms. CS affects mainly young Caucasian adults, mostly during their first three decades of age, and may develop into typical and atypical variants. Typical CS manifests primarily with IK and hearing loss, whereas atypical CS usually presents with inflammatory ocular manifestations in association with audio-vestibular symptoms but mostly different Ménière-like symptoms and, more frequently, with systemic inflammation (70%), of which vasculitis is the pathogenic mechanism...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Mihai Sandesc, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Anca Dinu, Marius Papurica, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Sonia Elena Popovici, Lavinia Melania Bratu, Tiberiu Bratu, Adrian Tudor Stan, Dorel Sandesc
Critically ill polytrauma patients have increased production of free radicals (FRs) and consequent alterations in biochemical pathways, as well as disruption of cellular integrity, due to increased lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate several biomarkers associated with increased oxidative stress in critically ill polytrauma patients, and to evaluate the effect of antioxidant treatment on the clinical outcome in these patients. A total of 67 polytrauma patients from an intensive care unit met the selection criteria...
January 9, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Christian F Krebs, Ulf Panzer
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmatic antibody (ANCA)-associated glomerulonephritis, anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) glomerulonephritis and lupus nephritis are the most common causes of rapid progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) in the Western world. These aggressive forms of autoimmune kidney diseases significantly contribute to end-stage renal disease and are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Moreover, patients show significant heterogeneity with respect to clinical outcome and response to therapy...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
Raluca Ianchis, Claudia M Ninciuleanu, Ioana C Gifu, Elvira Alexandrescu, Raluca Somoghi, Augusta R Gabor, Silviu Preda, Cristina L Nistor, Sabina Nitu, Cristian Petcu, Madalina Icriverzi, Paula E Florian, Anca M Roseanu
Present study refers to the synthesis of new advanced materials based on poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA) with previously reported own advanced modified clays by edge covalent bonding. This will create the premises to obtain nanocomposite hydrogels with combined hydrophilic-hydrophobic behavior absolutely necessary for co-delivery of polar/nonpolar substances. For the synthesis, N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide was used as cross-linker and ammonium persulphate as initiator. As a consequence of the inclusion of clay into the polymer matrix and the intercalation of PMAA between the layers as well as the presence of hydrophobic interactions occurred between partners, the final hydrogel nanocomposites possessed greater swelling degrees, slower de-swelling process and enhanced mechanical properties depending on the clay type in comparison with pure hydrogel...
December 13, 2017: Nanomaterials
Zhengwei Dong, Jingyun Shi, Anca Dorhoi, Jie Zhang, Adiilah K Soodeen-Lalloo, WenLing Tan, Hongyun Yin, Wei Sha, Weitong Li, Ruijuan Zheng, Zhonghua Liu, Hua Yang, Lianhua Qin, Jie Wang, Xiaochen Huang, Chunyan Wu, Stefan H E Kaufmann, Yonghong Feng
BACKGROUND: Exacerbated immunopathology is a frequent consequence of TB that is complicated by diabetes mellitus (DM); however, the underlying mechanisms are still poorly defined. METHODS: In the two groups of age- and sex-matched patients with TB and DM (DM-TB) and with TB and without DM, we microscopically evaluated the areas of caseous necrosis and graded the extent of perinecrotic fibrosis in lung biopsies from the sputum smear-negative (SN) patients. We scored acid-fast bacilli in sputum smear-positive (SP) patients and compiled CT scan data from both the SN and SP patients...
December 7, 2017: Chest
Michael J Cascio, Kuang-Yu Jen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Levamisole was previously used for its immunomodulatory properties to treat rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers. However, because of serious side-effects, it was taken off the market in the United States. Recently, levamisole has reemerged as a popular cocaine adulterant. Some individuals who consume levamisole-adulterated cocaine can develop a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome. In this review, the medical consequences of levamisole exposure and postulated mechanisms by which levamisole induces these adverse effects are discussed...
January 2018: Current Opinion in Hematology
Qinghua Wu, Xu Wang, Eugenie Nepovimova, Anca Miron, Qianying Liu, Yun Wang, Dongxiao Su, Hualin Yang, Li Li, Kamil Kuca
Paradoxically, trichothecenes have both immunosuppressive and immunostimulatory effects. The underlying mechanisms have not been fully explored. Early studies show that dose, exposure timing, and the time at which immune function is assessed influence whether trichothecenes act in an immunosuppressive or immunostimulatory fashion. Recent studies suggest that the immunomodulatory function of trichothecenes is also actively shaped by competing cell-survival and death-signaling pathways. Autophagy may also promote trichothecene immunosuppression, although the mechanism may be complicated...
December 2017: Archives of Toxicology
Di Miao, Dan-Yang Li, Min Chen, Ming-Hui Zhao
BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigated the mechanism of platelet activation in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), as well as the activation of the alternative complement pathway by platelets in AAV. METHODS: CD62P and platelet-leukocyte aggregates in AAV patients were tested by flow cytometry. Platelets were stimulated by plasma from active AAV patients. The effect of the thrombin-protease-activated receptors (PARs) pathway was evaluated by blocking thrombin or PAR1 antagonists...
November 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Mikiko Kobayashi, Eisaku Ogawa, Ryuhei Okuyama, Hiroyuki Kanno
The etiology of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) and localized PAN is still unknown, although a T cell-mediated immune mechanism has been considered. CD8 T cells participate not only in the antigen-dependent adaptive immune system, but also in the antigen-independent innate immune system. Non-antigen-activated CD8 T cells express a unique phenotype: granzyme B (GrB) positive /CD25 negative /programmed death-1 (PD-1) negative. The aims of this study were to assess the participation of T cells, especially innate CD8 T cells, in the development of vasculitis...
November 11, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
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