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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145578/the-changing-paradigm-of-management-of-liver-abscesses-in-chronic-granulomatous-disease
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David M Straughan, Kaitlin C McLoughlin, John E Mullinax, Beatriz E Marciano, Alexandra F Freeman, Victoria L Anderson, Gulbu Uzel, Sa D C Azoury, Rebecca Sorber, Humair S Quadri, Harry L Malech, Suk See DeRavin, Natasha Kamal, Christopher Koh, Christa S Zerbe, Douglas B Kuhns, John I Gallin, Theo Heller, Steven M Holland, Udo Rudloff
Background: Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare genetic disorder causing recurrent infections. Over one quarter of patients develop hepatic abscesses and liver dysfunction. Recent reports suggest disease-modifying treatment with corticosteroids is effective for these abscesses. Comparison of corticosteroid therapy to traditional invasive treatments has not been performed. Methods: Records of 268 patients with CGD treated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1980 to 2014 were reviewed...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145316/application-of-ultrasound-guided-c5-nerve-root-block-using-polydeoxyribonucleotide-in-traumatic-c5-nerve-root-injury-caused-by-fracture-of-the-articular-process-of-the-cervical-spine-a-case-report
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Donghwi Park
RATIONALE: Cervical nerve root injury is one of the complications of traumatic cervical spine fracture. Although one of the most effective treatments to reduce inflammation in nerve root injuries is the use of corticosteroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and NSAIDs can inhibit bone healing. So, when nerve injury accompanies bone fractures, corticosteroids and NSAIDs have limitations as therapeutic agents. However, polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) may be useful in the treatment of neuropathy or musculoskeletal pain patients with contraindication of the use of corticosteroids because of its anti-inflammatory effect, as revealed in previous studies...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145237/the-impact-of-the-government-health-funding-on-prescribing-behaviors-in-community-health-institutions-in-china
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Gang Sun, Zuxun Lu, Yong Gan, Xiaoxin Dong, Yongbin Li, Yunxia Wang, Liqing Li
Government health funding (GHF) is a cosmopolitan problem. It is especially conspicuous in China, where drug sales become a main source of medical institutions' incomes due to limited GHF. This is well known as China's "drug maintain medical institutions (DMMIs)" system which results directly in very high use of antibiotics, injections, and corticosteroids. However, few statistical data existed in China on the association between the GHF and the prevalence of inappropriate drug prescribing, despite widespread acknowledgment of its existence...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144890/comprehensive-analysis-of-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-nmosd-combined-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-chb-infection-and-seropositive-for-anti-aquaporin-4-antibody
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Jia Liu, Li Xu, Zhuo-Lin Chen, Min Li, Huan Yi, Fu-Hua Peng
Previous research indicated the association between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection/vaccination and the onset of demyelinating diseases. However, most of these studies were single case reports, and comprehensive data are still scarce. Here we present a comprehensive analysis of 10 patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) combined with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection and seropositive for anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-Ab). Demographic, clinical, laboratory, neuroimaging, outcome, and follow-up data of the 10 patients were retrospectively analyzed...
November 16, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144603/hyaluronic-acid-based-micelles-as-ocular-platform-to-modulate-the-loading-release-and-corneal-permeation-of-corticosteroids
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Flavia Bongiovì, Giulia Di Prima, Fabio S Palumbo, Mariano Licciardi, Giovanna Pitarresi, Gaetano Giammona
The aim of this work is to prepare hyaluronic acid-based micelles as a platform to load corticosteroid drugs and to improve their corneal permeation after administration on the ocular surface. Three amphiphilic derivatives of hyaluronic acid (HA) are synthesized using different amounts of hexadecylamine (C16 -NH2 ). HAC16 a, HAC16 b, and HAC16 c derivatives are able to form micelles by the cosolvent evaporation method and to entrap corticosteroids (dexamethasone, triamcinolone, triamcinolone acetonide). HAC16 a and HAC16 b micelles show the best results in terms of drug loading and particle size...
November 16, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144248/recognition-of-infantile-spasms-is-often-delayed-the-assist-study
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Shaun A Hussain, Johnson Lay, Emily Cheng, Julius Weng, Raman Sankar, Christine B Baca
OBJECTIVES: To characterize and quantify diagnostic and treatment delay among children with infantile spasms, and to estimate the developmental impact of this delay. STUDY DESIGN: In this cohort study, we surveyed the parents of 100 patients with infantile spasms about their experiences with diagnosis and treatment, and ascertained medical and sociodemographic factors potentially related to care of these infants. We specifically determined the latency to first visit an "effective provider," defined as a provider who identified infantile spasms, and prescribed an appropriate first-line treatment, namely adrenocorticotropic hormone, corticosteroids, or vigabatrin...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143927/update-on-the-treatment-of-uveitis-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-review
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REVIEW
Ioannis Asproudis, Andreas Katsanos, Nikolaos Kozeis, Alexandra Tantou, Anastasios G Konstas
Chronic uveitis is a common extra-articular manifestation of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The classic clinical picture is one of chronic anterior uveitis, which usually remains asymptomatic until ocular complications arise. The risk of uveitis is increased in girls with an early onset of oligoarthritis and positive antinuclear antibodies. Even though the inflammation in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis is initially limited in the anterior part of the eye, chronic active inflammation may eventually cause significant damage to the posterior pole...
November 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143926/prolonging-time-to-flare-in-pediatric-atopic-dermatitis-a-randomized-investigator-blinded-controlled-multicenter-clinical-study-of-a-ceramide-containing-moisturizer
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Lin Ma, Ping Li, Jianping Tang, Yifeng Guo, Chunping Shen, Jing Chang, Nabil Kerrouche
INTRODUCTION: Delaying or preventing flares is important in atopic dermatitis (AD) management. The objective of the study was to evaluate whether using a ceramide-containing moisturizer in addition to a body wash during latent AD can delay flares. METHODS: This was a randomized, investigator-blinded, parallel-group, controlled study among Chinese children with a history of mild to moderate AD, within 1 week of successful treatment with a topical corticosteroid...
November 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143914/sclerosing-mesenteritis-diagnosed-with-computed-tomography-and-ultrasound-guided-needle-biopsy-the-utility-of-the-coaxial-technique
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Masayuki Ueno, Naoyuki Nishimura, Yuichi Shimodate, Akira Doi, Hirokazu Mouri, Kazuhiro Matsueda, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Motowo Mizuno
Here we report a case of sclerosing mesenteritis that we diagnosed with needle biopsy under the guidance of computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound (US) observation. An 82-year-old woman presented with appetite loss, weight loss and epigastric pain. CT of the abdomen and pelvis revealed increased density of the mesentery adjacent to the small bowel and enlarged lymph nodes. Sclerosing mesenteritis was suspected, but malignancies, such as lymphoma, were also considered. We performed CT and US-guided needle biopsy with the coaxial technique...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142979/two-year-follow-up-study-of-membranous-nephropathy-treated-with-tacrolimus-and-corticosteroids-versus-cyclical-corticosteroids-and-cyclophosphamide
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Raja Ramachandran, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Vinod Kumar, Venkata Siva Tez Pinnamaneni, Ritambhra Nada, Ratan Ghosh, Vivek Kumar, Manish Rathi, Harbir Singh Kohli, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vinay Sakhuja, Vivekanand Jha
Introduction: Both cCTX/GCs and CNIs are recommended as first-line agents in the management of PMN. The present study is an extended report of patients randomized to receive TAC/GCs or cCTX/GCs at 2 years post randomization. Methods: Seventy patients enrolled in the clinical trial Tacrolimus Combined With Corticosteroids Versus Modified Ponticelli Regimen in Treatment of Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy: Randomized Control Trial were followed quarterly between 12 and 24 months...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142978/severe-adverse-effects-associated-with-corticosteroid-treatment-in-patients-with-iga-nephropathy
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Qingqing Cai, Xinfang Xie, Jinwei Wang, Sufang Shi, Lijun Liu, Yuqing Chen, Jicheng Lv, Hong Zhang
Introduction: Few data are available on the risk of SAEs in corticosteroid users in IgAN populations. We describe the prevalence and risk factors of corticosteroid-related SAEs in a Chinese cohort. Methods: A total of 1034 IgAN patients were followed up in our renal center from 2003 to 2014. Prevalence of corticosteroid use and corticosteroid-related SAEs were noted. Logistic regression was used to search for risk factors of SAEs in corticosteroid users. Results: Of the 369 patients with steroids therapy, 46 patients (12...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142373/a-pilot-study-of-nebulized-heparin-for-prevention-of-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-comparative-effects-with-an-inhaled-corticosteroid
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Farzin Ghiasi, Mohsen Sadeghian, Mohammad Emami, Babak Ali Kiaie, Sarah Mousavi
Background: Ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) is a side effect of mechanical ventilation. Lung inflammation and pulmonary activation of coagulation are induced by mechanical stress. Clinical and preclinical studies show that heparin possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, we assessed the effects of nebulized heparin in VILI. Methods: Sixty critically ill adult patients who require mechanical ventilation for more than 48 h were included in this prospective, nonrandomized controlled study...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141797/diagnosis-and-management-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-nmosd-in-iran-a-consensus-guideline-and-recommendations
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REVIEW
Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi, Amir Reza Azimi, Nasrin Asgari, Fahimeh H Akhoundi, Roya Abolfazli, Shekoofeh Alaie, Fereshteh Ashtari, Hormoz Ayromlou, Seyed Mohammad Baghbanian, Nahid Beladi Moghadam, Farzad Fatehi, Mohsen Foroughipour, Hamidreza Ghalyanchi Langroodi, Nastaran Majdinasab, Alireza Nickseresht, Abbas Nourian, Vahid Shaygannejad, Hamid Reza Torabi
Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) is a relapsing neuro inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that typically presents with optic neuritis or myelitis and may cause severe disability. The diagnostic criteria have been updated and several immunosuppressive agents have been demonstrated to prevent acute exacerbations. As the disease rarely develops in a progressive course, management of acute attacks and proper prevention of exacerbations may change the long term out-come and prevent future disability...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140934/response-of-symptomatic-persistent-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-to-corticosteroid-therapy-in-immunosuppressed-pediatric-patients-case-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Itzhak Levi, Salvador Fischer, Hannah Tamary, Joanne Yakobovich, Gali Avrahami, Gil Gilad, Sara Elitzur, Isaac Yaniv, Ronit Elhasid, Michal Manistersky, Itamar Shalit
BACKGROUND: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) is a severe invasive fungal infection principally observed during neutrophil recovery in patients with acute leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. We describe the management of six children with symptomatic CDC who did not respond to antifungal therapy. METHODS: The databases of the hematology-oncology departments of two tertiary pediatric medical centers were searched for all patients diagnosed with CDC from 2003 to 2015 who responded to corticosteroids after failing antifungal therapy...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140131/effects-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-on-the-expression-of-tnf-family-molecules-in-murine-model-of-allergic-asthma
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Fei Shi, Yarui Zhang, Chen Qiu, Yi Xiong, Manhui Li, Aijun Shan, Ying Yang, Binbin Li
BACKGROUND: The tumor necrosis factor superfamily member LIGHT (the official gene symbol approved by NCBI Gene Database), an inflammatory factor secreted by T cells after allergen exposure, recently discovered to play crucial roles in asthmatic airway remodeling. However, it is unclear whether LIGHT could be controlled by inhaled corticosteroids, a key component of asthma management. This study was to investigate the effects and potential mechanisms of inhaled budesonide on the expressions of LIGHT and its receptors (LTβR and HVEM) of lung tissues in ovalbumin-sensitized mice...
October 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139375/kitty-litter-dermatitis-from-bromo-2-nitropropane-1-3-diol
#16
John W Sullenbarger, Brooke Hensley, Jeffrey B Travers
70-year-old white man presented with a 6-week history of an acute pruritic eruption in the axillary vaults, inguinal folds, and central lumbar area. Due to the severity of the pruritus, the patient was evaluated in the emergency department. He was treated with intramuscular triamcinolone, oral fluconazole, clobetasol cream, and miconazole powder, which provided only minimal relief. The patient had presented with brightly erythematous patches in the axillary vaults and inguinal folds with numerous erythematous, scaly, coalescing papules and plaques agminated on the lumbar region (Figure)...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139371/hailey-hailey-disease-presenting-as-lichenoid-plaques-on-the-thigh
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Anupama Ghosh, Anupam Das, Piyush Kumar, Swapan Sardar
A 40-year-old woman presented with multiple itchy violaceous papules and plaques on the medial aspects of both thighs. This was accompanied by a burning sensation on friction and increased itching that interfered with her daily activities, particularly in the summer. The family history was noncontributory. Cutaneous examination showed multiple flat-topped hyperkeratotic violaceous papules and plaques, appearing in linear fashion on the medial aspects of the thighs bilaterally (Figure 1). Histopathologic examination showed acanthosis, widespread suprabasal acantholysis resembling a "dilapidated brick wall," without any evidence of dyskeratosis...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139364/advanced-management-of-severe-keloids
#18
REVIEW
Thomas Hagele, Hoka Nyanda, Nishit Patel, Nicole Russell, George Cohen, Christopher Nelson
Keloids negatively impact the health and quality of life of many affected dermatologic patients. Treating keloids is often difficult, and suboptimal responses are frequent. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to the clinician that may lead to improved clinical outcomes. We present a review of currently available therapeutic options. Intralesional steroid injection remains the first-line treatment for keloids. Imiquimod, direct interferon therapy, or intralesional 5-flurouracil may alleviate the need for excessive corticosteroid therapy...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138800/broadleaf-mahonia-attenuates-granulomatous-lobular-mastitis%C3%A2-associated-inflammation-by-inhibiting-ccl%C3%A2-5-expression-in-macrophages
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Zhiyu Wang, Neng Wang, Xiaoyan Liu, Qi Wang, Biao Xu, Pengxi Liu, Huayu Zhu, Jianping Chen, Honglin Situ, Yi Lin
Granulomatous lobular mastitis (GLM) is a type of chronic mammary inflammation with unclear etiology. Currently systematic corticosteroids and methitrexate are considered as the main drugs for GLM treatment, but a high toxicity and risk of recurrence greatly limit their application. It is therefore an urgent requirement that safe and efficient natural drugs are found to improve the GLM prognosis. Broadleaf Mahonia (BM) is a traditional Chinese herb that is believed to have anti‑inflammatory properties according to ancient records of traditional Chinese medicine...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138555/the-efficacy-of-extrafine-beclomethasone-dipropionate-formoterol-fumarate-in-copd-patients-who-are-not-frequent-exacerbators-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-forward-study
#20
Dave Singh, Stefano Vezzoli, Stefano Petruzzelli, Alberto Papi
The GOLD 2017 strategy document recommends that the pharmacological management of COPD patients be based on the risk of future exacerbations and the severity of symptoms. A threshold of two moderate exacerbations or one hospitalization is used to define high-risk patients. The FORWARD study was a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group trial that compared 48 weeks' treatment with extrafine beclomethasone dipropionate plus formoterol fumarate (BDP-FF) versus FF in severe COPD patients with a history of one or more exacerbations in the previous year...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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