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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931141/skin-lesions-caused-by-tabanus-bovinus-bites
#1
Stefano Veraldi, Luigi Esposito
We report seven Caucasian adult patients who were bitten by horseflies (Tabanus bovinus Linnaeus, 1758) during a trip to Bolivia. Clinical picture was superimposable in all patients: it was characterized by multiple, erythematous, roundish, flattened, large plaques, often with a central point corresponding to horsefly bite, surrounded by satellite, similar, although smaller, lesions. All lesions were located on the neck and/or the upper chest and/or the shoulders; one patient had lesions also on the face. All patients complained of pain at the site of the bite...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930958/perioperative-use-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-the-risk-of-anastomotic-failure-in-emergency-general-surgery
#2
Nadeem N Haddad, Brandon R Bruns, Toby M Enniss, David Turay, Joseph V Sakran, Alisan Fathalizadeh, Kristen Arnold, Jason S Murry, Matthew M Carrick, Matthew C Hernandez, Margaret H Lauerman, Asad J Choudhry, David S Morris, Jose J Diaz, Herb A Phelan, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used analgesic and anti-inflammatory adjuncts. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug administration may potentially increase the risk of postoperative gastrointestinal anastomotic failure (AF). We aim to determine if perioperative NSAID utilization influences gastrointestinal AF in emergency general surgery (EGS) patients undergoing gastrointestinal resection and anastomosis. METHODS: Post hoc analysis of a multi-institutional prospectively collected database was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929816/which-inhaled-corticosteroid-and-long-acting-%C3%AE-agonist-combination-is-better-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma-a-dry-powder-inhaler-or-a-pressurized-metered-dose-inhaler
#3
Masato Muraki, Kyuya Gose, Soichiro Hanada, Hirochiyo Sawaguchi, Yuji Tohda
Two main types of devices are used to facilitate the administration of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and long-acting β-agonist (LABA) in combination, dry powder inhalers (DPIs) and pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs). There are few reports comparing the effects of the two devices, and it is unknown which should be recommended for asthma patients with given sets of characteristics. In the current study, the beneficial effects and side effects associated with DPIs and pMDIs were compared, and the question of which device should be recommended for asthma patients was investigated...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929717/-thunderstorm-and-asthma-outbreaks-during-pollen-season
#4
Maria D'Amato, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Antonio Molino, Mauro Mormile, Carolina Vitale, Alessandro Vatrella, Alessandro Sanduzzi, Gennaro D'Amato
An increasing body of evidence shows the occurrence of asthma epidemics, sometimes also severe, during thunderstorms in the pollen season in various geographical zones. The main hypothesis explaining association between thunderstorms and asthma claims that thunderstorms can concentrate pollen grains at ground level; these grains may then release allergenic particles of respirable size in the atmosphere after their rupture by osmotic shock. During the first 20-30 minutes of a thunderstorm, patients suffering from pollen allergy may inhale a high concentration of the allergenic material dispersed into the atmosphere, which can, in turn, induce asthmatic reactions, often severe...
May 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929239/flares-in-chinese-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-a-6-year-follow-up-study
#5
Liying Peng, Ziqian Wang, Mengtao Li, Yanhong Wang, Dong Xu, Qian Wang, Shangzhu Zhang, Jiuliang Zhao, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
This study determined the flare status of SLE patients in a single-center Chinese cohort and identified the predictors of flare in this underreported Asian population. The patients were recruited from April 2009 to February 2010 at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH), and then followed up regularly at our clinic until December 2015. Flare was defined as an increase in SLEDAI-2K to ≥ 4 points from the previous visit, or appearing of a new SLE manifestation or worsening of a preexisting clinical or hematological manifestation (not included in SLEDAI-2K) that results in restarting or increasing corticosteroids or immunosuppressant...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928853/the-influence-of-prednisone-on-the-efficacy-of-cabazitaxel-in-men-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Carlo Buonerba, Guru Sonpavde, Francesca Vitrone, Davide Bosso, Livio Puglia, Michela Izzo, Simona Iaccarino, Luca Scafuri, Margherita Muratore, Francesca Foschini, Brigitta Mucci, Vincenzo Tortora, Martina Pagliuca, Dario Ribera, Vittorio Riccio, Rocco Morra, Mirta Mosca, Nicola Cesarano, Ileana Di Costanzo, Sabino De Placido, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo
Background: Cabazitaxel is a second-generation taxane that is approved for use with concomitant low dose daily prednisone in metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) after docetaxel failure. Since the role of daily corticosteroids in improving cabazitaxel efficacy or ameliorating its safety profile has not been adequately investigated so far, we compared outcomes of patients receiving cabazitaxel with or without daily corticosteroids in a retrospective single-Institution cohort of mCRPC patients...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927957/clinical-course-of-the-bony-lesion-of-single-system-single-site-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-is-appropriate-follow-up-sufficient-treatment
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Hiromi Sasaki, Satoshi Nagano, Hirofumi Shimada, Shunsuke Nakamura, Takao Setoguchi, Setsuro Komiya
BACKGROUND: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is categorized into three types, which include single-system single-site (SS-s), single-system multiple-site (SS-m) and multisystem (MS). The most commonly affected site in LCH is bone, and the bony lesion of SS-s LCH has a good prognosis. The bony lesion of SS-s LCH has been thought to regress spontaneously. Although treatments such as curettage, direct injection of corticosteroids, and chemotherapy have been performed, regular follow-up is the first line of treatment for the bony lesion of SS-s LCH...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927685/the-prevention-of-coronary-arterial-abnormalities-in-kawasaki-disease-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis-of-the-corticosteroid-effectiveness
#8
Tsung-Ju Yang, Ming-Tai Lin, Chun-Yi Lu, Jong-Min Chen, Ping-Ing Lee, Li-Min Huang, Mei-Hwan Wu, Luan-Yin Chang
OBJECTIVE: The use of corticosteroid in Kawasaki disease (KD) remains controversial among current guidelines. The objective of this study is to summarize the effectiveness and safety of corticosteroid to prevent coronary arterial lesions in Kawasaki disease, both as initial and rescue therapy. METHODS: The Medline, EMBASE, Google scholar, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Japanese Institutional Repositories Online were searched for studies up to 31 March 2017...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927395/detection-and-risk-stratification-of-women-at-high-risk-of-preterm-birth-in-rural-communities-near-nagpur-india
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Archana Patel, Amber Abhijeet Prakash, Yamini V Pusdekar, Hemant Kulkarni, Patricia Hibberd
BACKGROUND: Presently, preterm birth is globally the leading cause of neonatal mortality. Prompt community based identification of women at high risk for preterm births (HRPB) can either help to avert preterm births or avail effective interventions to reduce neonatal mortality due to preterm births. We evaluated the performance of a package to train community workers to detect the presence of signs or symptoms of HRPB. METHODS: Pregnant women enrolled in the intervention arm of a cluster randomized trial of Antenatal Corticosteroids (ACT Trial) conducted at Nagpur, India were informed about 4 directly observable signs and symptoms of preterm labor...
September 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926855/a-comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-once-daily-fluticasone-furoate-vilanterole-with-twice-daily-fluticasone-propionate-salmeterol-in-elderly-asthmatics
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Yoshihisa Ishiura, Masaki Fujimura, Yasutaka Shiba, Noriyuki Ohkura, Johsuke Hara, Miki Abo, Kazuo Kasahara
Background Asthma in the elderly population has been focused because it affects quality of life and results in a higher hospitalization rate and mortality. Fluticasone furoate (FF)/vilanterole (VI) is a novel inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)/long-acting β2 agonist (LABA) combination being developed for once-daily administration for asthma with greater anti-inflammatory activity and longer duration of bronchidilation. The Ellipta(TM) dry powder inhaler (DPI) has also been available as a new device with high levels of satisfaction and preference...
September 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926646/vascular-hypoperfusion-in-acute-optic-neuritis-is-a-potentially-new-neurovascular-model-for-demyelinating-diseases
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Ta-Ching Chen, Chao-Yuan Yeh, Chao-Wen Lin, Chung-May Yang, Chang-Hao Yang, I-Hung Lin, Pao-Yang Chen, Jung-Yu Cheng, Fung-Rong Hu
PURPOSE: Optic neuritis is highly correlated with multiple sclerosis and is a major cause of acute visual loss and long-term neuronal degeneration. Primary cerebral hypoperfusion has been reported in brain demyelinating diseases. This study investigated whether peripapillary perfusion is changed in patients with acute optic neuritis (AON). METHODS: This three-year cohort study was conducted from September 1 2012, to August 31, 2015. Two hundred and forty-one patients with non-glaucomatous acute optic neuropathy were screened, and 42 non-highly myopic patients who had suffered their first episode of unilaterally idiopathic AON were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926214/diagnosis-and-management-of-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Van Holden, Donald Slack III, Michael T. McCurdy, Nirav G. Shah
Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a clinical diagnosis that is based on changes in dyspnea, cough, and/or sputum production in a COPD patient; however, patients presenting with an acute exacerbation may be undiagnosed or have a variety of comorbid conditions that can complicate diagnosis. This issue presents strategies and algorithms for the early use of evidence-based interventions, including appropriate use of antibiotics, bronchodilators, and corticosteroids, along with noninvasive ventilation with capnography, to minimize morbidity and mortality associated with this disease...
October 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925874/preclinical-assessment-of-steroidal-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-based-gels-for-atopic-dermatitis-optimization-and-product-development
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Upendra Nagaich, Neha Gulati
BACKGROUND: Betamethasone Valerate (BV) is potent topical corticosteroid. Preparation of nanostructured lipid carreirs (NLC) involves process parameters optimization and formulations were developed. It is available in several conventional formulations like creams and ointments which have well-known problems of frequent dosing and consequently additional side effects. The aim is to ascertain the probability of NLC as an exclusive carrier for betamethasone valerate topical application with regard to release modulation and improved therapeutic effect...
September 18, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925861/perioperative-pulmonary-medication-management
#14
Johnathan Ross Renew, Stephen Aniskevich
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common conditions that warrant special consideration in the perioperative period. When these patients undergo surgical interventions, they have risk of complications such as bronchospasm, hypoxia, and even postoperative respiratory failure that warrants unplanned intensive care unit admission. Thus, clinicians must be familiar with pulmonary medication regimens that are critical for maintaining stable homeostasis of these chronic conditions...
September 18, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925639/corticosteroid-injections-ineffective-for-knee-osteoarthritis
#15
Emma J Pace
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924446/use-of-intravitreal-dexamethasone-in-a-case-of-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#16
Raffaele Nuzzi, Francesca Monteu
Nowadays there is no unique and well-established treatment for nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, despite being the main acute pathology that affects the optic nerve in the elderly population and often resulting in a significant loss of visual acuity. The effectiveness of oral steroids is still under debate in the international literature, although many studies show that patients treated with high doses of systemic corticosteroids have a significantly higher chance of improved visual acuity and visual fields...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924310/use-of-corticosteroids-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-perspective-from-an-indian-intensive-care-unit
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Naveen G S Chandra, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Barkur A Shastry, Shashaank Vallabhajosyula, Saarwaani Vallabhajosyula, Kavita Saravu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) causes overwhelming inflammation, which serves as a potential target for corticosteroids. Despite extensive Western literature, there are no Indian studies evaluating steroids in ARDS. METHODS: This was a retrospective study at an Indian intensive care unit (ICU) on ARDS patients. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and imaging parameters were collected. Patients were divided into cohorts based on steroid use, and some received high-dose (2 mg/kg/day), whereas others received low-dose (1 mg/kg/day) steroids...
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924112/isoniazid-induced-pure-red-cell-aplasia-in-a-patient-with-sarcoidosis-a-patient-summary-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Yasuyuki Saito, Yuri Sawada, Yasuhiko Koga, Noriaki Sunaga, Yusuke Tsukagoshi, Yoshimasa Hachisu, Takashi Osaki, Reiko Sakurai, Kyoichi Kaira, Akihiro Ono, Ken Sato, Hiromi Koiso, Tetsunari Oyama, Takeshi Hisada, Masanobu Yamada
A 41-year-old woman treated with isoniazid (INH) for latent tuberculosis infection and an oral corticosteroid for sarcoidosis developed severe anemia two months after initiating INH. A bone marrow examination showed erythroblastopenia, and a diagnosis of INH-induced pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) was made. Her reticulocyte count and hemoglobin levels improved two weeks after discontinuation of INH. A literature review of INH-induced PRCA shows that it occurs very rarely in the context of autoimmune disorders...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924018/ibrutinib-for-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-after-failure-of-prior-therapy
#19
David Miklos, Corey S Cutler, Mukta Arora, Edmund K Waller, Madan Jagasia, Iskra Pusic, Mary E Flowers, Aaron C Logan, Ryotaro Nakamura, Bruce R Blazar, Yunfeng Li, Stephen Chang, Indu Lal, Jason Dubovsky, Danelle F James, Lori Styles, Samantha Jaglowski
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a serious complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation with few effective options available after failure of corticosteroids. B and T cells play a role in the pathophysiology of cGVHD. Ibrutinib inhibits Bruton's tyrosine kinase in B cells and interleukin-2-inducible T-cell kinase in T cells. In preclinical models, ibrutinib reduced severity of cGVHD. This multicenter, open-label study evaluated the safety and efficacy of ibrutinib in patients with active cGVHD with inadequate response to corticosteroid-containing therapies...
September 18, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923623/mycophenolate-mofetil-withdrawal-with-conversion-to-everolimus-to-treat-bk-virus-infection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#20
D Wojciechowski, S Chandran, A Webber, R Hirose, F Vincenti
BACKGROUND: BK virus (BKV) is a significant post-transplant infection. Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORis) reduce BKV large T antigen expression in vitro and are associated with lower rates of BKV infection when used as de novo immunosuppression in clinical studies. METHODS: We performed a prospective, single-center, randomized, open label pilot trial to evaluate the impact of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) withdrawal with conversion to the mTORi everolimus versus a 50% reduction of the MMF dose for the treatment of BKV infection after kidney transplantation...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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